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INDUSTRY DEEP WATER PORT FINE PEOPLE SAFEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456,- THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1997
Tank Farm Said
Ahead of Schedule
Initial Work on Reid Avenue Project
Will Get Under Way In Coming Week
g ra.UL Ii CI u cI ve y .U U e c ,.
Carrol told the board that Construction bids for the pro-
work was progressing ahead of ject will be received until Tuesday,.
schedule, anticipating a comple- January 14 at 3:00. They will be
tion date as early as the second reviewed by the engineers (Preble-
week in February. Furguson Rish) and the Downtown Rede-
Harbour is under contract with velopment Committee before a
the city to clean and demolish five recommendation is made to the
of the giant oil tanks and clean board, probably at their next
only another six of the 14 tanks. meeting (January 21).
aTwo often the tanks have already City work crews will also be
been demolished by Sparta permanently removing the street
Demolition, a sub-contractor to light at the intersection of Reid
Furguson Harbour. Avenue and Third Street in con-
Carrol also set up a site Junction with the project.
inspection and demonstration
ceremony with the city for 10:30 Chief of Police Applications
Friday morning. He plans to drop
a portion of one of the tanks dur- City Clerk Pauline Pendarvis
ing the ceremony and give the told the board that 19 applica-
ing the ceremony and give the
board a bird's eye view of how the uions had been. received for the
company's cleaning, and demoli- City Chief of Police job.
tion equipment works. Bucky Richter submitted his
Some discussion concerning resignation to the board in
what to do with the piping system December stating that he would
for the tanks also took place. be retiring, but would remain with
Carrol offered to pay the city 1t the city until a replacement was
per pound for the pipe if they found. A committee was named
wanted him to remove IL by the board, consisting of George
He said his firm had removed Core (chairman), Zedoc Baxter,
,and recycled 21.000 gallons of oil Rex Buzzett, Jim Buchanan,
from the tanks so far and expects Scott Hoffman, Charles Osborne.
-4-to-recyeleeppraiKlately -another --- and Thaddus-Russr-tr reeeie and
10,000 gallons. ,. review the applications and bring
a short list of three names back to
Downtown Redevelopment the board for a final decision.
Bill Koran, County Commissioner Warren Yeager, Den- and David Warriner display ap engineers' rendering of a
nis Weaver, Tamara Laine, Loretta Costin, Leonard Costin proposed air park for Port St. Joe.
County Approached For
Aid In Developing Park
Would Make an Industrial Air Park of
Costin Airport In
The Gulf County Commission
held a special workshop session
Monday afternoon at 5:00 to hear
a proposal for a light industrial
- air-parklat Costin Airport and dis-
cuss plans for the Wewahitchka
Leonard. Costin (airport offi-
cial), Dennis Weaver (local pilot
and general contractor) and
Tamara Laine (Executive Director,
Gulf County Chamber of Com-
merce) approached the board
seeking their verbal support for
the industrial air park.
"We're only just beginning to
tap Its (the airport) full potential,"
Costin said, as he outlined the
project. He and Weaver both
explained that they had received
several business location in-
qttitles- that- necessitate -airport--
services, as well as calls from
pilots seeking hangar space
rentals for their planes.
The board was shown a short
video depicting the viability and
economic impact of a full service
general aviation airport. One such
airport, Destin-Fort Walton
Beach, generated 22 million dol-
lars that was added to the local
economy of the area during a
(See AIR PARK on Page 6)
Aerial View of Costin Airport
The Port St Joe City Com-
mission received an update from
Furguson Harbour Project
Manager Calvin Carrol concern-
ing the clean-up and demolition of
the oil tanks on the old Hess Oil
property during Tuesday's meet-
plan will create a walking mall
type atmosphere in the downtown
area with new streets, sidewalks.
lighting, decorative plants and
stormwater drainage work. The
face lift is being financed through
a Community Development Block
G"rnnt receiver d b the ritv.
Phlllip Jones, Preble-Rish
engineer, told the board that
Florida Power Corporation would
begin work next week removing
street lights and power lines from
Reid Avenue in preparation for
the beginning of construction of
the, Downtown Redevelopment
The $9060000 redevelopment
Gulf County Ends Interim Sheriff Status
With the Assumption of Office by Elected Sheriff Frank McKeithen
Sheriff Frank McKeithen
Sheriff Frank McKeithen off-
cialy took office for a full four
year elected term Tuesday and is
now Gulf county's elected sheriff
due to results from the November
primaries. Governor Lawton
Chiles appointed McKeithen In-
terim Sheriff in Febuary of 1995
from his position as Captain of
the Bay County Sheriffs Depart-
ment. Previously, Interim Sheriff
James Coates from Pinellas
county temporarily filled the Gulf
County Sheriffs position.
McKeithen is originally from
Vernon. He has been married sev-
enteen years to Diane and has
three children. Jason. Frankle
Kelley Takes Oath
As Supt. of Schools
SReplaces RetiringB. Walter Wilder
Who Stepped DownAfter 20 Years
Jerry Kelley was officially swor n ito the office of Superin-
tendent of Gulf County Schools Tuesday evening in a short cere-
mony held in the school board offices. Kelley took the office as
administered by Gulf Cpunty Judge Robert M. Moore, with his
wife Carol and his son Casey, standing at his side.
Kelley won election from a field of five candidates in the fall
elections. He replaces long-time Superintendent B. Walter Wilder
who retired from the position this year after 20 years at the post.
Wilder set an enviable record for his successor to follow, and left
the schools in superb condition, academically. Kelley will inherit
the job of drastically renovating the Port St. Joe Elementary
School witf the income from a half cent sales tax, approved by
county residents during the general election.
About 75 friends of Kelley were present at his brief installa-
tion ceremony and socialized, at a gathering which followed the
swearing in ceremony.
Kelley becomes the fifth Superintendent of Schools the
county has had in its history.
Beginning Wednesday, Janu-
ary 8th. Sheriff McKeithen will be
stationed at least one day a week
in his Wewaahitchka office. He
can be reached at the old court-
house location during business
hours at the following phone:
numbers, 639-3037 or 639-3047.
Wednesday will be his dedicated -
day in the north end of the
county, but not his only time.
By the end of January, Gulf
County Sheriffs Department will
introduce a Drug Abuse Resis-
tance and Education Program
(commonly known as D.A.R.E.).
Corporal Mark Cutler will be cer-
tified in drug education and will
be heading D.A.R.E. in Gulf
county. He will be providing
weekly service to all three county
elementary schools to educate
youth on the destruction of
Another recent program the
Sheriffs Department has been an
Intricate link In developing is the
Youth Accountability program.
This program services first-time
juvenile offenders by taking addi-
tional time In encouraging deter-
Srent criminal behaviors.
Vi Currently, the Gulf County
Sheriff Department is seeking ac-
creditation from the state of Flori-
Other Gulf county court-
house officials beginning new
terms include: Cora Sue Robin-
Sson, Supervisor of Elections and
Eda Ruth Taylor, Tax Collector,
both beginning their fifth term in
office and Benny Lister, Clerk of'
Cobrt and Kesley. Colbert, Proper-
ty Appraiser, both beginning their
fourth term. The Property Ap-
praiser's position was the only
Gulf County courthouse position
with opposition, the three other
positions were unopposed.
The committee will meet next
week to begin reviewing the appli-
In Other Business
*Heard from Sally Jenkins
concerning several abandoned
vehicles parked by the roadside in
North Port SL Joe and trash piles
that had not been picked up along
the streets. The board asked Chief
of Police Bucky Richter. and
Public Works Superintendent
Frank Healey to check out the
*Approved 'a request from
Benny Roberts to advertise for
fencing of the new T-Ball field on
the south side of Tenth Street.
*Approved several personnel
changes in, the 'Public Works
Department as requested by
*Approved the purchase of
two outdoor basketball goals for
the Washington Recreation site.
Searching for Gulf's
Each year at their annu-
al dinner meeting, the Gulf
County Chamber of
Commerce recognizes out-
standing citizens from the
community and presents
them with a prestigious
The "Citizen of the Year"
award is presented to an
individual who over the past,
has shown outstanding lead-
ership, dedication and com-
mitment to our community.
The "Lifetime Achieve-
ment" award is presented to
an individual who has made
a significant contribution to
Gulf County throughout
If you would like to nom-
inate someone for either of
these awards, send a brief
explanation as to why you
feel they should receive this
award to: The Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce, P.O.
Box 964, Port St. Joe, FL
From left, Carol Kelley, Jerry Kelley, Casey Kelley, and Judge Bob Moore
:1 I :
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JANUARY 2,1997
Hunker Down with Kes by Kesley Colbert
Are For An Active Year in '97
THE FRONT PAGE of the first copy of The Star which was
printed in the new year of 1997 carried all good news for the
people of Port St. Joe, keeping up a trend which had started the
last month or two of 1996. Of course, there were' only two stories
which were started on last week's front page, other than the leg-
end of last year's happenings, but they were both bearers of
good news. In printing this week's happenings at the first of next,
year, we'll be able to start off on another positive note.
These two items should be only the beginning of a continua-
tion of good news which should happen regularly, far into .the
year. We should have a steady diet of good news to report during
the coming year. A veritable cornucopia of good news!
FIRST, THERE SHOULD be the continuation of the marina '
construction gbirigon well into the year, with the opening of that
facility taking place some time around mid-year.
Then will come the long-awaited renovation and sprucing up
of Reid Avenue, which is scheduled to begin sometime early next
month. The City Commission is scheduled to receive bids from
firms desiring to do the job at its first meeting of the new year.
Whether the bids are received the first or second meeting of the
month, the bids being received are an indication that work will
THEN, WORK IS SCHEDULED to begin on extending the
water and sewer service to the southern edge of Ward Ridge, all
the way to the edge of the city limits, to serve the new Gulf Coast
Community College and all residents living in the area. The col-
lege is also scheduled to begin construction and will be in the
process of being built from mid-summer on into next year.
This makes three major projects still-to begin.
-The coming of Gulf Coast College should be another small in-
dustry. at first, for Port St. Joe and should be the catalyst for
many. excuses for growth during the coming years. We have
waited on this event for a long time and finally it is here.
AS IF THAT WASN'T enough, there is also the not-so'-small
matter of a Port St. Joe Elementary School renovation program
which will get underway sometime this year. Plans are to occupy
the newly refurbished school by the beginning of the 1998
school year, at least. Things will have to move along right perky
for this time schedule to be adhered to.
Now, what's next? We don't know. But, with activity like this
going on all this year, it should spur along some other project,
just because of the association with such vigorous activity!
WE BEGIN BREAKING in some new public officials this
month. Some took over their duties in November of last year, but
others are taking over their new positions with the beginning of
the new year.
Particularly, in Gulf County, we are in possession of.a new
: sheriff and superintendent of schools.
Frank;,McKeithen is taking over as sheriff, beginning a full
elected;feriri'after "beinigappointed to a year as earetaket sheriff
by Governor Chiles. He made Gulf County some promises of
things he would do, if he was elected to a full term. One of these.
promises-and a point his opponents made a lot of mileage at-
tacking-was that he would move his family and make his home,
in Gulf County. We couldn't fault him for not making his home'
here until he was sure he would have a Job in the county after
the election, or not. A man just doesn't go and rip up already es-
talished roots, causing his family any more inconvenience than
they are already experiencing on the basis of a temporary ap-
pointment. We expect him to keep this promise, now. ,,
THE ELECTION OF Jerry Kelley to the office of Superinten-
dent of Schools, thrusts the man into a full-fledged dynasty to
try and live up to. He has his work cut out for him and we ex-
pect he realizes that fact. Any time: an elected official replaces a
person who has had opposition only once in twenty years, he
has a tough act to follow.
The fact that Walter Wilder stepped down of his own accord,
with no serious opposition facing his possible re-election, speaks.
well for his ability and achievements as Superintendent.
We're sure Jerry Kelley would wish for all of us to pray for
him every day as he attempts to direct-the affairs of our public
schools for the next four years.
Two men, with equally important positions, stepping up and
making themselves available; We wish them both well.
w **5 -.
It was a bitterly cold, dark,
miserable, snowy) day in January
1947 when my dad, Just back
from the war, brought this'
screaming Intruder In to share
HI folks, this is Leon. Once
again I've found it necessary to
write my little brother's column.
In fact one of the problems this
week is Kesley's column. We're
not far away from n"having to,
He Ain't Heavy ...
rename this thing. Kes can still
'hunker down" with the best of
'em, but he's starting to have a
little trouble hunkering back up!
Some of these columns late-
ly are starting to get on my
nerves just a little. Like the one
he writes about getting to play
ball with me and the older guys
because he was so good. Listen.
the only reason he got to play
was because mother would never
buy us a new ball: but, Kes was
always her favorite.. and she
promised to buy HIM a new ball
If we would let him play with us.
Aiid the'one 'he rote wi'en
poor old Josh went off to the "big
city" college. I read it and
thought my beloved nephew had
passed away. Listen, I live in the
"big city", Josh about half lives
with us. The boy ain't dead, and
I've got the grocery store receipts
to prove itl I never knew the boy
was ambidextrous 'til I saw him
eat. Josh is on the Dean's list.
on a baseball scholarship, and
I've taken out a second mortgage
to feed him. Kesley Is the first
parent in history to make money
sending a child to college.
And how 'bout the one about
poor little Jesse. Are you kidding
me? Have you seen Jesse lately?
The boylis bigger than his dad.
wears a size twelve shoe, and
has been on every Honor Roll in
Port St. Joe since kindergarten. If
Kesley "can't understand" him
it's because Jesse is larger and
And as for picking on pooi
Cathy and her family, he should
have known at the wedding
rehearsal dinner whey they ate
everything on all six tables in the
basement of the. First Baptist
Church that he was in trouble-
especially since their wedding
was over' at the First Methodist
And, have you ever noticed
how often Kesley'asks the bless-
ing at a lot of these affairs? Good
ole God-fearing. Bible-toting,
Sunday School-teaching, Gide-
on-preaching Deacon, right?
Listen folks ... .it puts him in
line first to eat!
It's really sad though, to see
Kesley's mind'starting to go. Boy
howdy-can he ever do some of
the dumbest things. Like having
a "come one come all, whether
you 'voted for me or not" BBQ
a6er the election. AFTER the
election ...... are you with me
here? How much dumber is he
going to get?
I have a million stories for
you. 'Like the first date he ever
had ... the first time dad let
him drive the tractor .... .the
time he pushed David Mark too
far out on the thin Ice down at
the pond .. .', .the night he
opened the gates to every hold-
ing pen over at Tri-County
SStockyards ..... the 4th of July
he ran Barbara Boyd's unmen-
tionables (she weighed 325 Ibs)"
up the City Square flagpole: but
this is a family newspaper and
Mr. Ramsey wouldn't print 'em.
By the way, have ya'll ever
thought that If the editor and my
brother were to go .on the: road
togethe-r it would be the-"Wesley-
Kesley Show". ,.:o;d.ic
.. .. ?
Some of these physical prob-
lems (have you noticed how the
dog always outruns him when,
they're Jogging?) and these men-,
tal lapses (AFTER the election..
.) are really starting to concern
those few 6f us who still care
about ole Kes, because we're
Afraid it's only the tip.of the ice-
berg-you see my barely younger
brother will be FIFTY years old
Who, would ; have ever
dreamed, that on that dark, mis-
erable January day so long ago
that God had sent me a best
friend forever and.a ray of sun-
Sshine to light up my life for the
next fifty years. It's been a barrel
of fun; I'm looking forward to
another fifty. Happy Birthday.,
That Old Cliche Applies Here: "ait Nt
S WASN'T THAT NICE of Bob-,
by Bowden's Seminoles to volun-
tarily step aside and allow the:
Florida Garsto have a shot at
the national championship 'for
the first time ever?
The Seminoles had already
been there, done that. The na-
tional championship was now old.
hat to them, so why not step
aside and allow their poor cou-
sins from down in Gainesville ex-
perience the thrill of victory; just
The national championship
was right in the grasp of the Sem-
inoles. All they would have to do
to gain the title .was just defeat
the Gators in a little' old -game of
football. This should be a cinch,
because, hadn't they robbed the
Gator nest already this season?
Hadn't they proven the Seminoles
were also "swamp people?"
Seminoles are just as accus-
tomed to living in a swamp as are
Gators. Haven't they existed in a
pretty good life-style in the Ever-"
glades .for many years? Didn't
ETA OIN SHRDLU
By wesley Kamsey
would have all three of the state
teams come in for recognition this "
It was also not unnoticed by
the announcers of the West Vir-
giiia-North : Carolina ; bowl game
that the heavy preponderance of
players for those two teams didn't
call West Virginia nor North Caro-
lina "home". They called some-
place in Florida, "home."
I think his observation of this
matter went sort of like this:
"Florida is the most heavily re-
cruited state in the nation."
We must keep a fair number :I.
of the better players at home, too,
with the national champion and
the runner-up:, teams located
d ... '
they manage the only spot in
Florida where they could escape
being assessed the, bulk of taxes,
run their business as they wished
and, generally, thumb their noses
-at the business as usual the rest
of us must follow?
IT'S A POINT IN the state's
favor that the two teams battling
it out for the position as state
champions should both be based
in Florida. Almost a case of 'You
take it this year, I've already had
it once" type 0o attitude. Keep it
in the, family!
Now, if we could only find
some kudos -for the University of
Miami Hurricanes to acquire, we
barely 150 miles apart in the
state of Florida-north Florida, at
I HAVEN'T CHECKED but I
suppose, that after the big win,
Wayne Parrish has installed arti-
ficial turf oni'his lawn at home in
order to make it more resemble
Florida Field. The fence is already
painted orange and blue; his
house is painted with a Florida
Gators' flavor; his pick-up. truck
is a bright Florida blue, and
someone down at the railroad has
authorized the painting of the last'
fleet of boxcars, mysteriously,
I wonder if his alarm clock
plays the Gator fight song when it
goes off in the morning?
I hesitate to pick on Wayne
for his relationship with the Ga-
tors, but he is one of their most
notorious fans in these parts.
Next, he will be expected to
promote January 2 as a national
IVWAS SURPRISED that Bob- '
by Bowden didn't accost the news
media, after the game,' and give
them the information about
which ones, exactly, of the Semi-
noles it was which played with a
case of the flu. The TV announc-
ers called attpetion to the pump-
ing up of Warricki Dunn 'with
fluids, intravenously, during the
game to ward off a. case of the
cramps. Some mention' was
made, in passing, to Thad Busby
not being, able to' take nourish-
ment on the day of the "big game"
because his stomach was queasy.
And a number of other players
were mentioned as having stori-
ach problems and flu-like symp-
toms on the Seminole team.
Did the Gators cut them any
slack? I should say notl They still
tackled with a vicious purpose
They still blocked with a ferocious-
attack! They still sacked Thad
Busby, and actually tried to with
every play, despite his being on
the puny list.
:Did they give no quarter?
Where was their respect for an
obviously handicapped player
that night? "
But, the Gators said, led by
their coach Steve Spurrier, 'This
is football, not.checkers!"
BUT, IF THE Seminoles .
couldn't be national champions--
if it wasn't in the cards, or if they'
just wished to pass possession of
the title around and share-I'm
glad another Florida team got the
opportunity to take possession of
the title. Even the Miami Hurri-
caries would be acceptable!
Thursday night's game was a
bit stretched out by the numer-
ous commercials. I, above all peo-
ple, should respect that as being
necessary to pay the cost of
bringing us the "big game",,free,
on TV, but it did stretch out the
You would have thought it
was a second "Super Bowl", or.
St. Joseph Bay
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JR. MISS CONTESTANTS-Left to right:
Kayce Knox, Ronisu, Bird, Stefanie Wibberg,
Robbi Funderburk, Priscilla Medina, Karen
16 Young Ladies Will Vie For '"Jr. Miss Crown Saturday'
In Pageant Program Presented In
Elementary School Auditorium and Sponsored By Senior Citizens Association
The Thirtieth Annual Gulf
County Junior Miss Program will
be held Saturday,-January 11 at
7:00 p.m.; E.S.T., at the Port St.
Joe Elementary School auditori-
um. The scholarship program is
sponsored by the Gulf County
Senior Citizens Association, Inc.
All Gulf County senior girls
with a 3.0. average or above are
Eligible to participate in the pro-
gram and compete for the Gulf
County Junior Miss tide. Junior
Miss seeks the "total all-around
Junior Miss participants are
evaluated in scholastic achieve-
ment which involves transcripts
of grades, class rank, and scores
on scholastic achievement exami-
nations. This makes up 20% of
their total score. They are also
evaluated in four other areas-
Judge's interviews (25%), physical
fitness (15%). presence and com-
posure (15%), and creative and
performing arts (25%).
Crystal Gaskin. the 1996 Gulf
County Junior Miss, will highlight
her experiences as Gulf County's
representative at state last year,
and assist with the award cere-
The 16 senior girls that are
9 participating in the program this
year will invite a little girl to rep-
resent her as her "Little Sister".
and present her with a rose on
The 1997 Gulf County Junior
Miss participants are Stefanie
Wibberg, Melanie Quinn, Shana
Hammock, Audrey Franklin,
Kayce Knox. Michelle Martin.
Amber Rowland. Jennifer Oaks.
Priscilla Medina, Christy Wood.
Sherri Hamilton, Ronisu Bird.
Karen Clark, Robbi Funderburk,
'Michelle garland, and Jennifer
The program focuses atten-
tion on the positive achievements
of today's youth, encourages
excellence, and promotes a sense
of dedication to the future of all
Driving On Beach Appears Preserved
,-o Public Activities Planned-Workshop on Thursday, January 17and Public Hearing on
Friday, February21-Will Fulfill Department of Environmental Protectio Study of tter
It appears the 6.2 mile sec-
tion of beach on St. Joseph
Peninsula will remain open to
vehjcular traffic with. ,limnte.d,,
This and other Aquatic
Preserve Management Plan
changes will, be the subject of a
workshop and public hearing
(workshop on Thursday, January
17 at 7:00; public hearing on
Friday, February 21 at 7:00) to be
held in the Gulf County
The stretch of beach in ques-
tion spans roughly from the
Stump Hole 'north to the T. H.W
Stone State Park boundary.
SFlorida Department of Environ-
, mental Protection members
updating the St. Joseph Bay October).
Aquatic Preserve Management
Plan had recommended closing Yeag
the stretch of beach to vehicular ment wa
traffic earlier in 1996. allowing.
. After a heated public hearing ing into
on the issue. FDEP officials issue of
agreed to set up a committee to' gered sea
look at the issue and see if a res-
olution could be hammered out, He
that would satisfy beach users, Departm
Cape property owners, and FDEP already
environmental concerns. enforce
According to Gulf County property
Commissioner and committee beach. F
member Warren Yeager, an agree- should er
ment was reached having the' the poin
beach area open for vehicular drive ov
traffic except at night during tur- access tU
tie nesting periods (May through would ha
Yes You're 50!
er said he feels the agree-
is a good compromise.
beach access .while tak-
account the sensitive
protecting the endan-
ent personnel had
beefed up patrol and
lent of beach driving
in an effort to protect
owners' rights along the
'DEP officials said that
roslon in the area get to
t that vehicles had to
er dune structures to
he beach, then the area
ive to be closed to vehic'-
Committee members are
Barbara Eells and Herman Jones
(environmental), Bill Kennedy
_ ,geg.pr.adLceitap), ,oe .Hooper_,
(Cape San Bias Taxpayer's
Association), Warren Yeager
(county commissioner), and
Woody Miley, Misty Nabors and
Ron.eMztbthFDEP). ., ,
Month Variable Rate
* Direct Transfers & Rollovers from Other Retirement
Plans & IRA's are gladly accepted
* No penalty on withdrawals made within the first 7
* Interest is subject to change quarterly
* One hundred dollar minimum balance needed to
open an account
* Interest Compounded Quarterly
Deposits Insured ky
Port St. Joe Office
401 Fifth St.
Port St. Joe
58 Fourth St.
Mexico Beach Office
1202 Highway 98
once the public hearings are
complete, the proposed changes
to the Aquatic Preserve Manage-
ment Plan will go before the
Governor and Cabinet inM-May. -r,
NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS
COME AND GO.... BUT
CITIZEN'S FEDERAL IS HERE TO STAY!
has been the rallying cry around the
ballfield for a long time, but the fellow
wanting to play another one may
soon find that all the equipment
isn't what it used to be.
PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 1997
By Roy Lee Carter
If you received a potted poin-
settia for Christmas, your enjoy-
ment, of this attractive plant need-
n't end with the holidays. So.,
don't throw it away! With a little
extrascare, and a bit of luck. a gift
poinsettia's life can be extended
for many seasons to come.
All too often, we give up on
potted poinsettias,, once they've
lost their colorful bracts. Fortu-
nately, it's relatively easy to save
poinsettias from one Christmas to
the next, by planting them in your
Before discussing outdoor
planting, let's briefly review the
proper care of poinsettias while
they're still ini your house. My
information on poinsettias was
provided by Extension Urban
Horticulturist, Dr. Robert Black,
with IFAS of the University of
Poinsettias are especially sen-
sitive to extremes of heat and
cold, as well as sudden tempera-
ture changes. So keep your potted
plant away from hot air vents,
cold windows, and doorways
where temperature fluctuates
rapidly. Also, avoid overwatering.
A thorough soaking about once a
week should be sufficient Keep
your poinsettia in a brightly light-
ed area, hut never in direct sun.
:Once,.your gift poinsettia
starts to fade after the:holidays,
you can prepare it for transplant-
ing. Since we live in the northern
area of our state,, you'll, have. to
hold your. plants in a, protected
area until the danger of frost has
past. During this period, the poin-
settia shouldbe allow to dry and
become dormant. Water it only
occasionally, just enough tokeep
it from drying out. ;. : ,
When you're ready to plant
your poinsettia outside, you
should;' carefully consider its
placement relative to the amount
of light it will receive in the area
where .you, want to ,set it.
olinsettias are "short day" plants.
This means they will set buds in
the fall only if the daily period,,of
1 eight i they receive is relatively
short. Ifyou plant your poinsettia
where it's exposed to extra illumi-
nations from porch, .window, or
street light, it may never bloom.
Toq od Meeting
- Wr'iting an article, novel.
poem or non-fiction book can be a
lonely, solitary activity. It doesn't
matter whether you are a begin-
ner, an amateur with some pub-
lishing, or a full time professional.
There are times when a writer
needs the support and communi-
cation only another writer can
The initial organizational
meeting of the St. Joe Writers
Group will be held on Tuesday.
January 21 at 630 -p.m. at the
Gulf County Public Library's
meeting room. The library is
located on Highway 71N in Port
St. Joe near the Gulf County
Courthouse. All writers and
potential writers are welcome.
For more information, contact
Jim Newton at 229-9123 or come
to the meeting. ,
Stamp Show At
The K. C. Hall
The Panhandle Philatelic
Society will host "Stampfest I", the
first of four stamp shows in 1997
on January 18. The show will be
held at the Knights of Columbus
Hall on Carol Street In Fort
Walton Beach. Show hours will be
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission
and parking are free.
This: will :be a 12 dealer
bourse with dealers from several
states in attendance. These deal-
-ers will be able to offer United
States, Confederate and world-
wide stamps and covers as well as
an array of philatelic supplies.
Dealers will be available for
informal appraisals of stamp col-
lections. The United States Post
Office will operate a sales booth at
this .show. Future shows at this
same location in 1997 will be held
on April 19, July 26, and'October
In late winter or early spring.
after blooming is over and the
danger of frost is past, poinsettias
should be pruned back to within
12 to 18 inches of the ground. If
they've been frozen, you may have
to cut even lower to get to live
To insure compact, showy
plants at flowering time, poinset-
tias should be pruned several
times during the growing season.
Each time new growth reaches a
length of 12 inches, it should be
cut or pinched back; leaving four
leaves on each shoot. This opera-
tion should be continued. until
about September 10th, but no
later. Because poinsettias begin to
set buds as days become shorter,
pruning after September 10th
may reduce flower production.
Poinsettias will grow in a wide
. | Service Report
" BY: ROY LEE CARTER
Gulf County Agent
range of soils-sand, muck, marl,
and clay. But, they do need fertil-
izer. Apply a complete, balanced
analysis mix, such as a 8-8-8,
three times a year-when growth
starts in the spring, against in
June, and finally in the late fall,
after the bracts have set This last
application promotes large bracts
with showy color. Apply one-and-
one-half pounds of 8-8-8 per 100
square feet or if they are individu-
ally set in container apply two or
three tablespoons per plant each
time you fertilize.
If you wait until the danger of
frost has passed transplant
your poinsettia to a landscape
location protected from artificial
light It should reward you
with another beautiful burst of
;color next Christmas.,
Mr. & Mrs. John N. Treglown
United in Marriage
There are three things' that
remain-faith, hope and love-
and the greatest of these is love. (I
* Corinthians 13:13)'
For these godly reasons and
more, Stacy Collazo and John
Nolan Treglown were united in
marriage on November 30, 1996
at the First United Methodist
Church in Port St. Joe. The cere-
Michael Allen Norris
Jessica Renee Carpenter
Reverend and Mrs. G. C.
Carpenter. along with Mr. and
of CF Graduate
Randy Ramsey, son of Ray
and Gloria Ramsey of Port St. Joe,
graduated from the University of
Central Florida with a Bachelor of
Science Degree in Computer
Engineering Summa Cum Laude
on Saturday, December 21.
He and his wife, Allison, are
residing in Orlando where Randy
has accepted a position as an
Associate Electrical Engineer at
HEARING AID CENTER
618 W. 23rd Street
Panama City, FL
* :. ,TEST
Top Quality, Name
Brand Hearing Aids
Monthly Service Center
Motel St. Joe (PSJ)
i 1st Thursday each month
Mrs. Allen Norris proudly
announce the 'engagement and
forthcoming marriage' of their
children. Jessica Renee ahd,
Michael Allen. -
A June wedding is planned.
The date and time will be
announced at a later date.
Cody Michael Taylor
Patricia Taylor and Michael
Cooley are proud to announce the
birth of their son. Cody Michael
Taylor. He was born on November
13, 1996. weighing 7 Ibs. 2 oz.
and he was 20 Inches long. His
sister. Courtney. was excited to
meet her baby brother.; .
The proud grandparents are
Troy and Marion Simmons and
Jimmy and Patsy Cooley, all of
Port St. Joe, anid 'David and
Debble Taylor of Falls Church,
are Heinz Herold of 'Mannheim,
Germany. Addle Taylor of Pala;
Une, Illinois,. and. Pat arid Nell
Patterson of Highland View.
BY THE BAY
-301 Reid Ave. Open 9:30 to 5:30
nony was small and private, but
love abounding and everlasting.
The Mexico Beach Chapter of
A.A.R.P. will meet on Saturday,
January 18 in the Chamber of
Commerce Building at 1:00 p.m..
CT. Dick McLaughlin will give a
slide presentation on the benefits Jared Tay
of enrolling in the "55 Alive"
course. Jared Is
Also at the meeting, find out Jared Anol
what the Gatekeepers Program is fourth birthdav
and why each -member should "rh bir a
have a copy of the Envelope of member 8. with a
Life. birthday party al
Invite a friend, support your He celebrate.
new officers and attend and enjoy with friends and
.the fellowship over coffee and in his celebrate
refreshments .- ... '" "' Drevlre. Copnor
S -~ .,a a, o.,, thew and Leslie
Julia. and Shelb
Creamer Kelly and Claire
Griffirm,. Havden R
10th Sales Year Jacob and Col
Aunt Kriss\. his
James "Ed" Creamer, agent in Sue and John
the Panama City district office of Mommy and Dad
American General' Life and After playing
Accident Insurance Company, wooden playgroi
located at 3704 West 23rd Street, everyone met un<
has marked 10 years wifth the eat pizza. After
Firm. happy birthday.
Sand gifts were ope
Creamer -works throughout Jared is the
the Port St. Joe area. American Kathy Arnold of
General Life and Accident the grandson of
Insurance Company is a major their Dickson. Ji
subsidiary of American General: the late Lucien A
Corporation of Houston. con Hill.
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d celebrated his
on Sunday. De-
t Under the Oaks
d his special day
In were g Edward
y Scheffer. Luke.
by Gentry and
"Nana and Papa"
Hanlon. and his
on the -maze of
der the gazebo to.
wishing Jared a
cake was served
son of John and
Beacon Hill aqd:',
Charles and Es-
ean Arnold and
mold, all of Bea-
To be Published
Lenohr Clardy has been
selected by the National Library of
Poetry as as semi-finalist in the
North American Open Poetry
Her poem, "Rapport Between
Ship and Lighthouse", was chosen
from thousands of poems and will
be published in the forthcoming
anthology, Etches In Time,
which will be out in the summer
of this year.
Mrs. Clardy is a member of
the St. Joseph Bay Chapter
Daughters of the American
Revolution, Apalachicola Chapter
#826 United Daughters of the
Confederacy, 'and St. Joseph
Srs. Are Selling
The Gulf County Senior
-Citizens Association will be selling
BBgQ beef sandwich dinners on
Friday. January 17th from 11:00
-a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Frank Pate
Park in Port St. Joe, and they will
also deliver them to local busi-
The dinner will consist of a
large BBQ beef sandwich, chips.
and Iced tea for only $3.00. Please
call 229-8466 to place your order.
. v ,
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 1997 PAGE 5A
SSt. Joe Names Top.Disney
Executive as Chairman & CEO
St. Joe Corporation an-
nounced Tuesday that Disney
senior executive Peter S. Rummell
of Los Angeles has been appoint-
ed chairman and chief executive'
to lead St. Joe as it enters a new
era focusing on its real estate
assets and creating shareholder
Rummell,is chairman of Walt
Disney Imagineering, the division
responsible for Disney's world-
wide creative design, real estate,
and research and development
activities. In addition to managing
the company's theme park and
resort development, he is credited
as the driving force behind
Celebration, Disney's new town in
Florida, as well as planning and.
developing Disney's hotel and
commercial development activi-
ties for the past 11 years.
Rummell's 25 years of experi-
ence include management posi-
tions with Rockefeller Center
Management Corporation 'and
Arvida Corporation, one of the
nation's leading residential and
resort community developers. A
previous Jacksonville resident, he
was president of Sawgrass, near
there, from 1977 to 1983.
"We are delighted to have in
Peter an outstanding business
leader whose proven success In
real estate and business develop-
ment combined with his special
ties to Florida will enable him to
lead St Joe into a new era of
growth and achievement" said W.
L. Thornton. outgoing St. Joe
chairman and chiefexecutive offi-
cer who will remain on the board
Sto help complete the restructuring
of the company that has been
under way for over a year.
"St. Joe is a 60-year-old
,Florida industrial company that is
in the process of a unique
restructuring. When the restruc-
turing is completed. SL Joe. with
its unrivaled share of Florida real
estate, large cash position and no
debt, has assets that enable it to
:': act aggressively to build share-
holder value and create new
Investment opportunities, includ-
ing moving into areas other than
real estate," Rummell said.
"These assets are a key
strength as we pursue strategies
to enhance the underlying value
of the company." he added.
St. Joe Is the largest private
: .landholder in Florida, writh three
percent of the state's land area.
Headquartered in Jacksonville,
St. Joe has holdings of more than
one million acres of land in 25 of
Florida's 67 counties including
approximately 30 miles of beach-
front and 250 miles of river and
intracoastal waterway frontage.
The company also has approxl-
mately 5.5 million square feet of
Office and industrial space in
Place or under construction..
Rummell served with Arvida
from 1977 until 1983, when he.
left to become vice chairman of
the Rockefeller Center Manage-
ment Corporation in New York
City. He rejoined Arvida in 1985
as president of its Resort
Communities Division, and then
accepted a position as president
Dubbed to Lead St. Joe Corporation
of Disney Development Company
in November of that year.
A native of Deansboro, New
York, Rummell is a graduate of
the Hill School, the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and
earned an MBA from the Wharton
School of the. University of
Pennsylvania. He will relocate to,
Jacksonville from Beverly Hills;
where he currently resides with
his wife, Lee Ann, their daughter,
Mahala, and son, Harry.
Put Your Children
Ist; Pay Child Support
Holidays are supposed to
remind us of children, of families
and of counting our blessings.
However, for many children and
families, holidays too often bring
stress and disappointment.
While many kids count on
receiving the latest toys for pre-
sents. too many other kids will
not even have adequate clothing.
food and shelter. And while many,
children treasure special holiday
:Ulme with parents and relatives.
many others will: be greeted only
by emptiness, loss and anger.
:,All children deserve the love
and support of both parents.
whether or not their parents live
in the same household. The holi-
days are an especially important
time to reconnect with and recom-
mit to your children. They need to
know they are cared for. not just
at this holiday time, but every day
of the year.
A big part of all parents'
responsibility to their children Is
showing respect for the other par-
ent. And an important part of this
is dedicating yourself to working
through problems until they are
resolved, without putting your
child in the middle. And, never
withhold child support out of
anger or revenge. Your child will
be the one who pays the price.
However. if you have fallen
behind in your court-ordered
child support or if you have not
established legal paternity for
your child, now is an excellent
time to think about reaching out
to your child. Nothing is more
Important to your child than hav-
ing your full support-than know-
ing they can always count on you,
whether it be your paying child'
support, establishing paternity,
helping with homework, attending
school holiday activities or simply
spending time together. This holi-
day season give your children the
greatest gift of all-your renewed
commitment to be an involved
Every Child Needs A Legal,
All parents .should under-'
stand their legal rights, remedies:
and responsibilities in areas
which relate to their children, In
the United States, a child born to
unmarried parents does not have
a legal father. All states have pro-
grams whereby the father can
acknowledge paternity in the hos-
pital at the time of birth.
In addition, each state has a,
federal child support program
(Title IV D of the Social Security
Act) which offers paternity estab-
lishment services free-of-charge
or for a small fee. When paternity
Is voluntarily acknowledged, the
process to establish paternity and
get a court order for child sup-
port, visitation and custody is
greatly simplified. For assistance
in establishing paternity, you may
contact your local child support
ensures your children wMill .have
rights to veterans benefits, social
security benefits. inheritance and
other benefits. But, more impor-
Stantly. your child will grow up
secure in the knowledge that
he/she has a father who cares
and who will be a factor in his or
Fathers and mothers bring
different things to a child's life
and each are equally important to
that child's growing up to live a
productive and happy life.
What If I Am Behind In My
If you are behind in your
court-ordered child support pay-
ments, contact the child support
office or court which handles your
payments. Some states charge
interest on past due child sup-
port, revoke or suspend drivers' or
other licenses, garnish wages
and/or bank accounts, report
arrearages to credit bureaus,
freeze assets and employ other
remedies to collect past due child
If you have lost your job or
been forced to take another job at
lower pay, the state or local
agency which administers the fed-
eral child support enforcement
program is required by federal law
to review your court order and. if
It is too high, adjust the amount
you owe according to th&e'tate
If you have built up a" large
delinquency, most child support
agencies and offices can help you
set up a payout agreement. By
voluntarily taking care of anypast
due amounts that you owe; you
will avoid future problems with
the law and,- more Importantly.
you will show your child that you
What If I Can't See My Child?
If you have a court order for
child support, you probably also
have a court order for custody
and visitation. A custodial parent
who refuses to allow visitaUon as
set out In the court order Is in
serious violation of the law, how-
ever, this cannot be used as airea-
son for refusing to pay child sup-
port. You must pay your child
support no matter what.
While the majority of child
support agencies do not offer ser-
vices in the area of custody and
visitation, you may contact your
local bar association or other local
and state agencies for assistance.
Some state and local governments
Pain may be
(SPECI AL)--A drugthat isexciting
researchers in the treatment of pain
hasbeen formulated into aiiew prod-
uct known as "Arthur Itis" and is
being called "MedicalM ,raclI "b\
Conditions such as arthritis, bursitis.
rheumatism, painful muscle aches.
join aches, simple backache. bruises,
and more. Although the mechanism
of action is unclear, experiments in-
dicatethat Arthur Itis relie\espain
by first selectively attracting, and
cal which carries pain sensations to
the brain, thus eliminating ;pain in
the affected area. Arthur Itis, is
scription in an odorless, greaseless,
non-staining cream or new easy ap-
plicator liquid form. Arthur Itis, is
guaranteed, to work or your money
back.. i 6 Use only as directed.
1996. Sclliar Hcallh Products. Isc
Campbell's Drug Store
528 Fifth Street
Principal Wes Taylor presents Karen Falbe with award.
The Criminal Justice Training
Academy- of Gulf, Coast
Community College will conduct a
part-time Correctional Officer
Basic Standards course; in
Apalachicola beginning ;on
Wednesday. January 29, 1997, at
6 p.m., EST. This 450 hour
course will meet 4 nights a week,
for 4 hours a night.
A representative of 'the
Criminal Justice Training
Academy will 'be at, the 'Carriage
House. located at 126 Market
Street In Apalachicola, on
January 6. 8, 13. 15, 27. and 28
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. EST.
Those who are Interested .can
obtain Information and an appli-
cation, take the entrance test or
register for the classes.
For additional information.
please contact Lorne Brooks or
Jackle Vaughn at (904) 747-3233,
Monday through Friday, from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m., CST, or call Ray
Jackson at the Port St. Joe office
at (904) 229-2760 on Tuesday or
Thursday afternoons from I p.m.
to 5 p.m., EST.
Falbe Has Been Selected For Principal's A Field Day At
Leadership Award Program Nomination The Reserve
Karen Falbe, a Port St. Joe
High School senior, has been
nominated to compete in the
national Principal's Leadership
SAward Scholarship Program
(PLA), sponsored by the National
Association of Secondary School
Principals. (NASSP). The Princi-
-pal's Leadership Award Program
.-.Is funded by HerffJones. Inc.
Wes Taylor, principal, today
announced the nomination,
which places Karen in this
national competition. One hun-
will also offer mediation services
on a sliding scale basis for par-
ents who can't agree on issues
regarding their children. This
mediation can be very useful In
helping the other parent to under-
stand the importance of your rela-
Uonship with the child and for
both of you to reach an agreement
to "put your children first."
For More Information .
This Information is brought to
you by the National Child Support
Enforcement Association. 400
North Capitol Street. Suite 370,
..Hall of the States. Washington..
D.C. 20002, 202/624-8180. ,-.
dred fifty national PLA winners
will be chosen this spring to
receive $1,000 college scholar-
Winners were selected based
on their participation in service
organizations, clubs and athlet-
ics: achievements in the arts and
sciences; employment experi-
ences: and academic record. They
also had to write an essay.
Did You Know?
if you get an Internet e-mail
message of unknown origin urg-
ing you to call a telephone num-
ber in an area code you do not
recognize to get information about
a high-paying job overseas," be
careful. It may be a scam.
Your return call may be to an
expensive "pay-per-call" number
in the Caribbean. carrying extra
charges as high as $25 per
minute in addition to the overseas
Call your long-distance oper-
ator to find out where the area
code is located before you choose,
to return the call.
In order to better inform their
constituents about research acti-
vities at the Apalachicola National
Estuarine Research Reserve, a
workshop has been put together
Those invited will participate
in a day of touring around the
Reserve to visit and discuss on-
going research projects. Main
activities will include an orienta-
tion at the Reserve headquarters
and a boat trip to visit several
project sites (will carpool by land
if boating conditions are haz-
The "Research in the Reserve
Field Day" will be held Saturday,
February I from 9 a.m. until 4
p.m. Persons attending will meet
at the Reserve office, located at
261 7th Street (Sciplo Creek
Marina) In Apalachicola. They
should dress In comfortable
clothes for outside conditions and
bring a bag lunch and drinks (no
Attendance is limited to
Apalachicola Bay Chamber mem-
bers, family and friends (16 years
old and upl. To reserve a spot, call
(9Q4) 653-8063 by January 27th.
There is a maximum of -20 spots.
so reservations will be accepted
on a first-come basis.
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Port St. Joe
Drunk driving victim.
January 18, 1994
If you don't stop someone from driving drunk, who will? Do whatever it takes.
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PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 1997
recent year, graphically illustrat-
ing the economic potential of gen-
eral aviation airports.
In a, nutshell,: what the
Airport Authority Study Commit-
tee would like to see done with the
local airport is: pave and light the
4,000 foot plus grass runway;
build an industrial park adjacent
to the airstrip; and, construct T
hangars for rental to aircraft own-
Tamara Lalne pointed out to
the board that she received liter-
ally hundreds of business and
visitor Inquiries at the chamber
office and that she responds. to
each one of them.. She added that
the inclusion of a full service air-
port to that list of amenities
would be Just one more plus' for
the county's list:of services
SThe next step is for the com-
mittee to have a feasibility study
'conducted before they begin solic-
iting funds for the project. aine
asked the board if they would
contact the Apalachicola Regional
Planning Council (ARPC) request-
ing them to assist the group, par-
ticularly with the feasibility study.
Commissioner Warren Yeager
spoke in support of the project
and contacting the ARPC con-
cerning help with the feasibility
study. The other board members
echoed his support.
The Airport Authority
Planning Committee .consists of, ,
Tamara Laine. David Warriner,
: Loretta Costln, Bill Koran. Dennis
J. Weaver, and Joel Strait
The board discussed several
options proposed to them by the
Wewahitchka Ambulance Com-
mittee to help eliminate some
response time problems that have
hampered the all volunteer ambu-
The committee, consisting of
Don Butler (Chief Administrator),
Shane McGuffn (EMS Director),
Houston Whitfleld, and Elaine
Adklson. identified the major
response time problem. The
delays seem to occur during nor-
mal working hours when most of
the volunteers are at work and
unable or slowed in their
response time. They suggested
the board consider manning the
service with a paid EMT during
those normal work hours as a
solution to the problem.
TOi-wlWll vote at their next
regular meeting to man the ser-
vice eight hours per day, five or
six days per week (Monday
through Friday .or Monday
through Saturday) with an EMT.
EMS Director Shane McGuffin
estimates it will cost $20,000 to
$24,000 per year to man the ser-
Svice with the EMT during the time
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting inspection
checkpoints during the week of
January 10 thru 16 on SR-69
near CR-274, on CR-22 near CR-
22A, and on SR-71 near Chipola
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-
Uve lighting equipment. In addi-
ton, attention will be directed to
drivers who would violate the dri-
ver license laws of Florida.
A tnbute to the memory of my Father whom
[ I loved and respected dearly n the anruver-
sary. of his death. In loving memory of Lang
Newberry 12-20.39 to 1-0T.90 by his son, JefS
SWhen I came home todia
I expected to see you
sitting in that rusted vinyl chair
in the kitchen,
staring out the window
It wanted to sit down
and smell you
your stale Winstons mixing
with the stabbing smell
of Aqua Velva .. .
You were suppose
to ask me about my day,
and Iwould bitch, then we
; would talk about it
But, our time and talk
would always drift
to your'time .
in the Air Force ,.
or maybe a fishing story
I wanted to see you
smile through Iheay dz i -s
anrd blink through piercing blue eyes
and smooth back ypur sparse brown hair
so much like mirne ,.
And, for no reason,
you'd take adrag-:
' and, through the foggy white mist.
I would read your lips and you'd say
"'m proud of you. so
I wanted to see
your lip-curled half-grin,
but I couldn't.
T only stared out your window
and saw greedy waves eating the sand
But your view somehow.
became mine while I sat
in a yellow on white idtchen
and waited for a voice
that I knew would not come.
We miss you very much.
Ginny, Jeff, & Joey
Chief Administrator Don
Butler told the board that a spe-
cial variance would have to be
applied for and received from the
State of Florida before an EMT
would be able to respond to a call
by himself. Currently, the state
requires an EMT and driver to
man the ambulance before it
leaves the station.
Under the county's plan, the
EMT would respond directly to
the scene of the ambulance call
and begin administering emer-
gency medical service. A volunteer
driver and/or EMT would meet
the staff EMT at the scene to drive
the ambulance for transfer of the
patients) and help with EMS ser-
Butler told the board it could
take as long as three month to
receive an answer from the state
on the variance application.
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Gulf Library Now Has Access to
the Internet for Use of Patrons
Cubs Visit GC Jail
SCub Scouts from Wolf Den 2 visited the
Gulf County Sheriffs Department, taking a
tour of the jail and operations Monday after-
noon. They even occupied a jail cell for a
short period of time, just. to see what it feels
Arbor Day to Be Observed
In Florida On January 17
Florida Agriculture Commis-
sioner Bob Crawford announced
Monday that Arbor Day will be
observed in Florida on January
"This is an opportunity for
everyone to reflect on the many.
benefits provided by trees,"
Crawford said. "From commercial
forest land to urban landscaping,
Will Bess,, of Port St. Joe,
passed away January 2 at Gulf
-Pines Hospital. He was born in
C'alhoun County (the Graves
Creek Community) March 10,
SI' 10. to. the. union, of the late
l) M'artha Thomas Bess and the late '
Noah Bess. He moved from St.
Marv's. Georgia to Port St. Joe in
November of 1942.
He retired from St. Joe Paper
Company in 1774 after 29 years
dofservice. Mr. Bess was a member
of Zion Fair Baptist Church and
was a former, member of the
Usher's Board # the Board of-
Trustees, and custodian' of the
church until ill health prevented
His survivors are a devoted
wife, Cleo J. Bess; one daughter,
Carolyn (Clemson) Pinckney; two
granddaughters, Kimberly (Mike)
Brown of Japan and Keisha M.
Pinckney of Panama City; a great-
grandchild. Brianna M. Brown of
Japan: one sister, Rosa Davis of
Tampa; one brother, John Best of
Port St. Joe; 13 nieces: 10
nephews; three sisters-in-law;
one brother-in-law; eight great-
nieces; four great-nephews; seven
god-children; and other relatives
SThe funeral service will be
held at 2:00 p.m., E.S.T.,
Saturday at the Zion Fair Baptist
Church, conducted by Rev. Frank
Jones. Interment will follow in the
S family plot in Forest Hill
Cemetery. He will lie in state at
the church from 5:00 until 7:00
Friday evening, and from 11:00
SAll services are under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.
Robert G. O'Bryan
Robert Gray O'Bryan, 45, of
Port St. Joe and formerly of
Greenwood, died Saturday In Port
St. Joe following a lengthy illness.
The funeral' was held
Tuesday, December 31 at 10 a.m.
(CST) at Marianna Chapel
Funeral Home, with Rev. Ronnie
Wright officiating. Burial followed
in Greenwood Baptist Church
SHe was a native of Sneads
and a lifelong resident of this
area. An auto mechanic, he was
the former owner of O'Bryan's
Garage in Greenwood. He .was
also an avid outdoorsman.
Survivors include two sons,
Berry and Rob O'Bryan, both of
Altha; a brother, .Rex O'Bryan of
Dothan; and a sister and brother-
in-law. Nadine and Gene Lee of
Port St. Joe.
SMarianna Chapel Funeral
Home was in charge of arrange-
S ments. '
"Mr. Tommy" Tom-
trees are a valuable resource lor
The United States officially
observes National Arbor Day on
the last Friday in April. In Florida.
the Legislature in 1945 designat-
ed the third Friday in January as
the state Arbor Day. because that
is the time of year when the cli-
mate is optimal for planting trees
linson. 84, of Port St. Joe, passed
away Saturday, January 4, in
Twin Cities Hospital in Niceville
following an extended illness. In
1938 he moved from Douglas,
Georgia to Apalachicola where he
worked as a banker. He moved to
Port St. Joe in 1939, first working
for St. Joe Paper Company, then
owning and operating Tomlin-
son's Gulf Station. After his re-
tirement he actively pursued his
hobby of carpentry and wood-
working. He was a member of
Lodge I11. F & A. M.
Survivors include his wife.
Evelyn Tomlinson of Port St. Joe;
his children, Phil Tomlinson and
Wife Marylin of Panama City, Ce-
lia Price and husband Norman of
Wylie, Texas. Rose Mary Tomlin-
son of Port St. Joe. arid Brenda
Broadbent of Bradenton: nine
grandchildren: twenty great-
grandchildren; and a brother, Al-
ton .Tomlinson of Savannah,
The funeral service was held
at 11:00 a.m., E.S.T., Tuesday
from the graveside'in Holly Hill'
Cemetery, conducted by the Rev.
Gary Smith. Interment followed.
Those that wish may-make contri-
Sbutions to the Delta Health Care
Patient Needs Fund.
SAll services were under the:
direction of Comforter Funeral
Sin Florida. :
Arbor 'Day is celebrated
aroundd Florida in schools and by'
civic organizations with tree-
planting and other activities. For
information about events in your
Sarea,-or to plan an activity, con-
tact the' local office of the
SDepartment's Division of
Forestry, listed under the "Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer' Services" in the gov-
ernment section of the telephone
The idea for Arbor Day origi-
nated in Nebraska in the 1800s.
Among the settlers moving into.
the Nebraska Territory in 1854
was J. Sterling Morton of Detroit
As editor of Nebraska's first nrews-
paper, and later, as a government
official, Morton advocated tree
Planting by individuals and civic
organizations. He first proposed
the establishment of a tree-plant-
ing "Arbor Day" holiday on
January 4, 1872, at a meeting of
the State Board, of Agriculture.
During the .1870s, other
states passed legislation to
observe Arbor Day, and the con-
Scept has since spread to many
countries around the world.
WHAT TREES MEAN TO:
'One', mature tree in one
grown. season will provide an
amount of oxygen equivalent to
that required by one adult for one
'Trees provide wildlife habitat
for birds, mammals and reptiles.
*The hairy leaf surfaces of
trees trap and filter out ash, dust
and pollen particles carried in the
*Trees provide forest prod-
ucts, including lumber, paper,
mulch, oils, gums. syrups and
fruits, adding more than $7.9 bil-
lion annually to Florida's econo-
Starting Monday, January
13th the Gulf County Public
-Library will be providing free
access to the Internet as a REAP
REAP (Rural Electronic
Access Project) has selected the
Gulf County library as one of the
more than 13 libraries in Florida's
rural and smaller communities to
participate in this statewide pro-
Sgram through the State Library of
Florida to help libraries enhance
their services to government lead-
,prs and businesses. REAP has
provided each location with a
computer. Netscape, Windows 95
software, an Internet toll-free
account for one year and training
for Branch Managers of these
PLAN (Panhandle Library
Access Network) headquartered in
"Steps To Starting A Small
Guif Coast Community Col-
'lege's Small Business Develop-
ment Center will offer a seminar
entitled, "Steps to Starting a
Small Business", on Thursday,
January 9th from 1:30 to 4:30
p.m. at the Port St. Joe/Gulf
Are you compatible with
small business ownership? Is
,your idea feasible? Topics also
include a discussion on organiza-
tional requirements and licensing
for a small business in Florida.
personal financial assessment,
credit checks, defining who is
your customer, location consider-
ations, and employee require-
SReservations may be made by
,paying a $15.00 registration fee at
the Port St. Joe-Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce.
"Business Plan Development
-For A Small Business"
Gulf Coast Community
College's Small Business Develop-
ment Center and Bay County
Small Business Incubator will
offer a series of business semi-
nars for people who want to start
or already own a business.
"Business Plan Development
For A Small Business", will be
offered on Saturday, January
11Ith, witi-oltllEvtp st6 ton,
Saturday, January"' is8th from
9:00 to 12:00 noon at the Small
Business Incubator, located at
S2500 Minnesota Avenue in Lynn
A business plan is a "road-
map to success". It outlines how
the business will be run and how
the owners Intend for it to grow.
Anyone planning to borrow money
to start or expand will need a
business plan that shows how the
funds will be repaid. The class will
show attendees how to create one.
The $30 charge for Florida
residents includes tuition for both
sessions and all materials. Ad-
vance registration is required and
payment may be made at the
For additional informationon
these seminars call (800) 542-
SBDC, outside Bay County, or,
Slo Don A
Public Scoping Meeting
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 supplement will assess the environmental impacts associ-
ated with testing Theater Missile Defense systems in the Eglin Air Force Base Gulf
Test Range. The Notice of intent for the supplement was published' n the Federal
Register on 26 November 1996. The testing would potentially involve air and sea mis-
sile launches as well as launches from land sites at Eglin Air Force Baseand :
Department of Defense property in the Florida Keys. The Theater Missile Defense
Extended Test-Range EIS is available for review at the following libraries:
Okaloosa-Walton Community College Library-Niceyille 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 Ccmmuriity College Library-Key West
Please join us at our public meetings to learn about and voice your concerns about
the issues to be studied in the Supplemental EIS. The sessions will be held according
: to the schedule and locations below:,
i-- 9:U p:m.
January 21, 1997
January 23, 1997
January 27, 1997
January 28, 1997
January 30, 1997
February 3, 1997
Fort Walton Beach
Port St. Joe High School
Marathon High School
Coral Shores High School
Holiday Inn State Fair
3:00 9:00 p.m.
5:00 9:00 p.m.
3:00 9:00 p.m.:
5:00 9:00 p.m.
5:00 9:00 p.m.
3:00 9:00 p.m.
For more information, call 1-800-931-5566 or visit our home page at
http://www.eglin.af.mil/pa/tmd/welcome.htm tc, January ,1997
to, January 9, 1997
Panama City has handled equip-
ment ordering, workshop regis-
trations, travel, and training
The' library in Port St. Joe
wishes to thank Tyndall Federal
Credit Union for providing the
communications line and the first
year's cost of monthly services to
connect to the Internet account.
Thanks to Nathan Peters.
county commissioner and Michael
Hammond, past commissioner for
part of their special projects .gifts.
to the library that provided the'
laser printer that will be connect-,
ed to the Internet computer.
Thanks to Paul Williford,
Branch Coordinator and Elec-
tronic Specialist for the Northwest
Regional Library System for his
expertise in setting up the com-
puter, software, and -training of
staff at the library.
Government officials, those
working with economic develop-
ment (Chamber of Commerce,
etc.), the small business commu-
nity, and people looking for work,
are expected to be the main users;
of the system. Assistance in
' accessing the Internet will be pro-"
vided by the library staff. There is ,'
no usage charge but there will be
a 10 cent per page charge for:
Library hours are Monday
and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.'to 6
p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4
Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen announced today the
arrest of several persons over the
holiday season for drug posses-
On Thursday, January 2,
SGulf County deputies and Port St.
Joe police officers arrested
Benjamin Isaac Russ on charges
of possession of cannabis with
intent to distribute. Russ was
arrested on Avenue E in Port St.
Joe after he was found in posses-
sion of 90 grams of cannabis
packaged for sale.
In another joint investigation.
by Gulf Correctional Institute and
the Gulf County Sheriffs Office,
Yolanda Denon Fulton of Talla-
hassee. was :arrested. after she
tried to smuggle drugs into the
prison. Fulton was charged with;
possession' of marijuana and
introduction of contraband into a
by Wewa Siding Co.
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BAY ST. JOSEPH CARE: CENTER
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Port St. Joe Veterinary Clinic
will be closed
from noon Friday, January 10,
through Tuesday, January 14 and will
reopen Wednesday, January 15.
The staff will be attending the:North American
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CONTACT
Dr. Hobson Fulmer in Eastpoint
at 670-8306 or 927-2510;
Sor Dr. Nikki Korda in Panama City;
weekdays at 763-4611.
QUALITY* AFFORDABLE PROMPT SERVICE,
of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Phone 227-1278 or 229-8997
308 Williams Ave. Port St. Joe
like to be, locked up! The Cubs are shown
above in the act of being fingerprinted by
Deputy Robin Williams, assisted by Deputy
Mark Cutler. Justin Henderson is the one
being "printed", while TravifS Hopper, Bryan
Lamboy, Scott Quintana and Ethan Littleton
wait their turn. Linda Littleton is leader of
the Cub Scout Den.'
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 1997
DO YOU HAVE
S Although the world is experiencing an energy crisis and it has
Imposed, difficulties in the way most of us lead our everyday
lives, there are still a few areas where energy should be plentiful.
Do you wake up each morning with that personal "get-up and
go," "I'm ready to face the day" Or, do you feel tired out before
uW Sometimes, a lack of energy can possibly be due to certain
A deficiencies in your system. Your physician can usually
determine what it is and recommend a vitamin preparation or
tonic to help you overcome it. We always have on hand a very
large supply of these products.
"A GREAT MANY PEOPLE ENTRUST US with their pre-
scriptions, health needs and other pharmacy products.
We consider this trust a privilege and a duty. May we be
your personal family pharmacy?"
Buzzett's Drug Store
317 Williams Avenue Port St. Joe
Convenient Drive-Through Window
J Revlon Cosmetics Carlton Cards Russell Stover Candles
Now On World Wide Web
In an effort to enhance under-
standing of the state's juvenile
Justice system, the Florida
Department of Juvenile Justice
has placed its annuAal statistical
report of cases and youths
referred _to the department on the
World Wide Web at the following
-The report shows trends over
the last five years at several
stages of the juvenile justice sys-
tem, including the number of
youths and cases referred to the
department, the number of youth
committed to the department, and
the number held in detention.
Because this version contains
data by district and county, it will
be a valuable tool to local govern-
Florida's Hunting and Fishing
License System Gets an Overhaul
V Florida's anglers and hunters
will find licenses much easier to
come by, starting February 1.
Susan Wood. the Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission's
(GFC) chief of licensing and per-
mitting, said the stamp system
that makes up the current licens-
'ing process will expire on the last
day of January, to be replaced by
four other options.
She said the "universal
license" will be available for'all
counties and subagents. This
option will amount to a single
card that will enable sellers to list
all privileges the buyer purchases:~.
The "computerized license"
will be a second option in some
counties. It will enable sellers to
create the license at the point of,
Buyers who want to purchase
S their licenses over the phone will
A have a "toll-free telephone option"
at their disposal to enable them' t6.
use credit cards to obtain licenses-
almost: 'instantly. Prolectedt
MFC Acts On Fishing Gear
and Other Saltwater Issues
The, Marine -Fisheries Com-
mission held, a public meeting
December 4-6 In Fort Lauderdale
and took the following action:
Fishing Gear Rules-Final
The commission held a final
public heading on proposed rules
regarding the use of fishing gear
*allow the use of legal net
gear that has a total area no
greater than 500 square feet,
including any attached -material
that adds to the fishing surface of
the net such as tarpaulin or plas-
tic, in inshore or near shore.state
waters (no more than two such
unconnected nets could be fished
from any vessel at any time, and
no more than one net at a time
could be fished from shore); the
current one hour maximum net
soak time and marking provisions
would remain unchanged;.
*require nets to be construct-
ed of braided or twisted- nylon or,
.polytirpylene. twine, with .a nini-.
muri #9- (210/24) '85 pound test.
tivine size, and beginning Jan-
We Love You!
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'^a Simmons Bayou across from Pic's
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OUBOARDS PARTS & ACCESSORIES
Authorized Johnson Dealer
Parts & Accessories
SERVICE & REPAIRS
uary 1, 1998, establish maximum
mesh size of two inches for the
entire area of the seine used;
*require beach or haul seines
to be legally marked and tended.
and require gill nets stored on
vessels to be legally marked and
*conform various gear rule
definitions with Constitutional
*delete numerous obsolete
SThe Commission will take this
rule to the Governor and Cabinet
for approval on January 28, 1997.
Crab Trap Panels/Straps
The Commission approved,
draft blue crab and stone crab
rule amendments that would
require trap lid tie-down straps tq
be attached midway along one
side of the top panel of the trap.
that Jute twine used have a maxi-
mum diameter of. 1/4 inch, and.
that the traps will open to allow.
crabs to escape when the jute
degrades (this method could ndo
be used if the tie-down strap is
not attached midway along one
side of the top panel).
launch date for the toll-free
licensing is May 1.
The "Internet system will
enable anyone with access to the
Internet and a credit card to
obtain licenses immediately by
filling out a simple form on the
GFC's web sitt:
Also, Florida will begin offer-
ing non-residents a three-day
freshwater fishing license for $5,
and trapping licenses will cost
$25 for residents and non-resi-
Wood said the 1996
Legislature approved the changes
to enable the GFC to offer more
convenient methods of license
sales and eliminate license cate-
gories' that produced -almost no
.Residents. 65 years old or
older, will have the option of car-
rying free senior citizen licenses
or other proof of age and residen-
Disabled person" s'ho obtain
disablllty licenses after:January
1, rill' need to renew their licens-
es every five years but will be
required to document their dis-
ability only once.
The Port St. Joe Sharks
are taking a two week rest
from their usual Tuesday
night game schedule, to-
according to head coach
Vern Eppinette-work on
their technique in two-a-
day practice sessions.
The Sharks are start-
ing on the second half of
their schedule, playing in
preparation of District and
state tournament games.
SThe Sharks will resume
their Tuesday night game
schedule on Tuesday, Jan-
%'uary 21, when they travel
to Marianna to face the
Bulldogs. The 'following
Tuesday they will host the
Bulldogs in the Dome.
Gulf Rifle Club's
The. Gulf Rifle Club will hold
its monthly meeting on Thursday,
January 9th, starting at 6:30 p.m.
in the trailer.at the range on
Highway '71. Club officers nomi-
nated and elected at the
December meeting will take over
the operation of the club. After the
business meeting, the trap shoot
will go on as scheduled.
The rifle club officers for 1997
are: Brian Upton, President; Pat
O'Neill, Vice-President; Charles
Grass. Vice-President; John
Fadio, Secretary; David Whitfleld,
Treasurer;:and Zed Storey. Range
All rifle club members are
reminded it is time to renew their
membership. Dues will remain at
$15.00 per year. Memberships
can be renewed at the meeting or
by contacting one of the rifle club
Students from other states no
longer will qualify for resident
licenses. New residents will not
qualify for resident licenses until
they have lived in Florida six
months and must possess a
Florida driver's license, register to
vote in Florida. register their vehi-
cles in Florida or file homestead
"Another important change
involves hunters from Georgia."
Wood said, "They will be able to
purchase 10-day non-resident
hunting licenses for $25 rather
than the $121 they paid in the
The GFC also will eliminate
the $15, 10-day nonresident
hunting preserve license and the
$100 nonresident trapping
Views On DentalC Healfth
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.
causes mation, as well as loss of
se (gum bone and supporting tissue.
oor oral Improperly placed till-
ild-up of ings, crowns, or dentures
iund the may also exert abnormal
of these pressures. Although the den-
re on a tist makes every effort to
eeth. contour the ,restoration so
happen? that it will conform with the
ed teeth 'contour of adjacent and.
pressure opposing teeth, only by using
if .ine in the restoration can the
equently patient tell whether or not
lal pres- this goal has been achieved.
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.
ments, law enforcement agencle;,
and others planning juvenile
delinquency prevention and inter-
WEST NAUSAU, 72
The Wewahitchka Gators
boy's basketball team competed
in the Bronson High School
Christmas Tournament December
26-28. The Gators lost at the
buzzer to West Nausau High
School, 72-70, In the first round
of the tournament. Suffering a
loss in the first round put the
Gators without a chance of reach-
ing the finals and pushed them
into the consolation bracket
Cecil Jackson and Amp Hill
led the Gators against West
Nausau with 19 points each.
Jackson had nine assists while
Hill had nine rebounds. Chris
Edwards followed with 17 points
and Josh Taunton had 10 points.
Individual Scorers-C. Jackson
,19. Edwards 17. J. Taunton 10. J.
Jackson 2. Rhames 3. Hill 19.
CRESENT CITY, 52
Wewa bounced back with a
win over Cresent City. Cecil
Jackson paced the Gators offen-
sively with 24 points and seven
rebounds, and Amp Hill had 17
points and 14 rebounds.
Individual Scorers-C. Jackson
24, Edwards 5. J. Taunton 2. J.
Jackson 2. Rhames 6, Hill 17.
LAKE HOLLAND, 49
The Wewahltchka Gators won
the consolation bracket of the
Bronson' High School Christmas
Tournament with a win over Lake
Formi4g- In Wewa
S WeOwahitchki is planning to
form a pee-wee football league for
children ages eight to 12. A meet-
ing will be held on Friday,
January 16 at 6:30 p.m. at City
Hall in Wewahitchka.
Anyone who is interested In
becoming an officer In the league.
a team sponsor, coach or volun-
teer is asked to attend.
There are other
of periodontal disea
disease) besides p
hygiene and the bu
calculus (tartar) aro
necks of teeth. One
is abnormal press
tooth or a group of ti
How does this t
For one thing, crook
tend to cause such p
A tooth that is out c
the dental arch is fr
subjected to abnoim
sures during chewing
or grinding of teeth. T
dition is called tr
occlusion. Over a nu
years the excessive
- may result in chronic
Wewa Wins Consolation
Bracket In Tournament
On behalf of Duren's Piggly Wiggly, Mrs. Hazel Harrell, right,
presents Mrs. Marie Shurrum with a $100.00 certificate for free gro
series. Mrs. Shurrum was the winner of a fund-raiser held by the'
Port St. Joe High School cross country team.
For the deal of your life,
JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
2251 W. 23rd St.
PANAMA CITY, FL 32405
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Holland. All-Tournament Team
selection. Cecil Jackson, led the
Gators with 27 points and 12
rebounds. Amp Hill followed with
17 points and 12 rebounds, while
Josh Taunton added 10 points
and five rebounds.
Individual Scorers-C. Jackson
27. Morris 2, Edwards 6, J.
Taunton 10, J. Jackson 2, Hill 17.
Sharks Down *
PORT ST. JOE, 67
The Port SL Joe Tiger Sharks
sought revenge, from its district
loss earlier .n the season against
Blountstown. The Tiger Sharks
trailed by seven points at half-
time. 36-29, but the remem-
brance of their loss sparked a big
Port St. Joe (#1 In 3A)
outscored Blountstown (#7 in 3A).
38-19, in the second half to win,
by 12 points, 67-55.
Cameron Likely and Doyle
Crosby led the Tiger Sharks with
15 points each.
Port St. Joe-Russ 2. Likely 15.
Adkison 2, McNair 2. Daniels 7,
Jones 8, Jenkins 8, Dixon 4,
Crosby 15. Pittman 4.
Blountstown-Bess 3. Baker 10,
Mosley 5. Speights 11. Pratt 8,
Houston 6. Matthews .12.
Navigating through the com-
plex maze of government services.
can be frustrating. For 'a free
brochure listing the telephonee
numbers .nd addresses of te
most frequently contacted stie j
agencies-with an alphabetical
index of the most common 'sub-
jects handled by the agencies-
write and request "Gotta Gripe,"
Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services, Division
of Consumer Services. Mayo
Building, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-0800: or call 1-800-
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 1997 PAGE 1B
On December 12th, the John. C. Gainous V.F.W. Post # 10069
Voice of and Ladies Auxiliary hosted an awards ceremony at Port St. Joe
l High School honoring the 1996 Voice of Democracy winners.
cy Shown in the adjacent photo are, from left: Sr. Vice
Democracy Commander, Richard Seefeldt; first place winner, Tracey
Fitzgerald; third place winner, Elizabeti Goff; second place win-
win ers ner, Nicholas Blake; and Auxiliary Voice of Democracy co-chair-
Sman, Joan Phillips.
From the Principal of
by Larry A. Mathes
Happy Ner Year!
Yes, we are back The third D
nine weeks kicked off January BULLD
7th (report cards go out January
14). Students are really zipping ,-" PORT ST. JOE
along with the new block sched- '
ule. If we've had any complaints, ELEMENTARY
they must have told someone else. SCHOOL
It is hard to believe that high (.
school students have already
earned four credits. '
Parents please check your Students Of The Week
student's Jacket situation. We've Congratulations to our
had two or three really nice Jack- "Students of the Week" .
ets in the office for a month (too Caroline Allen. Meghan Williams,
nice to throw away). With cold Brittany Fletcher, Jed Bolyard,
weather In sight again, It's hard to Sasha Watkins and / Bryan
believe that someone hasn't Thomas.
noticed -that .their.Jackets are_-- -Bulog hirt ale -- -
missing. Usually. we have a regu- If ou would ike to purchase
S lar collection of clothes, shoes Iyou woul t
Jackets, etc. We keep them for a a Port St. Joe Elementary School
while, hoping someone will claim t-shirt, the cost is $10.00 (cash
them. If not, we give the better only).
stuff to churches or needy fami- General Mills Box Tops
:lies. O ur school Is still collecting
Sgirls' basketball team General Mills cereal box tops.,
The Please send them to school.
won the Port St. Joe Invitational a, pr id .. program
Tournament just before Christ- repaid College Program
mas by defeating the Port St. Joe January 10 is the deadline to
Lady Sharks in the finals. April enroll in the Florida Prepaid
Jones Riley had an outstanding College Program. For more infor-
tournament, leading the Gators in nmaUon call 1-800-552-GRAD.
scoring and rebounding. Report Cards
The boys' team was active. Report cards will be sent
playing tournament s inaMontive. home on Tuesday. January 14. If
ello and in Bronson beforetan you would like to schedule a par-
Sn eent/teacher conference, please
after Christmas. They weren't ent/teacher conference, please
able to win the tournaments, but call:-
did manage to best a couple of the Mairtin Luther King, Jr. Day
larger class teams, such as Taylor School will not be held on
County, that they competed Monday. January 20 due to
against.. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
.There's plenty more basket- Writing Assessment
ball to come, and baseball and The Florida Writing Assess-
softball and track are chomping ment will be given to all fourth
at the bit, anxious to get started, graders on Wednesday. January
We may have to go to a year- 22. Please make sure your child
round schedule Just to squeeze in has number two pencils, gets
all of the sports seasons. pley of rest, and eats a good
Speaking of sports-Congrat- P Progress Reports
ulations to all of the Florida Gator .
fans who fought so valiantly to Progress reports will be sent
win the Sugar Bowl From what home on Friday. February 7. If
I've heard, each of them played you would like to schedule a par-
the most, important part in their ent/teacher conference, please
victory. I hope they learn that one call 227-1221.
of the most important things Positive Action Day
about earning the final #1 rank- Our annual Positive Action
ing is how well .you wear the Day will be observed .on Friday,
crown. U of F will have the chance January 24. The purpose of
to be an exemplary champion (of P6sitive Action Day is to do some-
course, the opposite is possible thing positive for someone else.
too). Teacher Inservice
January 21 all schools from' Due to teacher 'inrservice,
this area will meet in Bonifay to school will not be held on
schedule football games. I figure it Thursday and Friday, February
will not be a really hapDvpyroup of 27 and. 28.
Class 2A coaches and principals
who now will have to compete
against most of the, better (not
bigger) formerly 3A public
schools. Port St. Joe, Blounts-
town, Baker and' so on will each
ease down into the lower division,
practically guaranteeing those
schools a spot as host teams in
the 2A playoffs for a while. One
bright spot is that this is one way
to give a public school a better
chance of winning STATE against
the private schools-itjust wasn't
exactly what we had in mind.
Whatever, it should be the most
interesting meeting we've had in a
Welcome back-while it is
tempting to ease into the rest of
the year. let's hit the ground run-
ning instead. The second half of
the year is actually the busiest
half of the year. The sooner we're
all up to speed, the better.
Learning To Give
"I don't have any money. I
can't buy you anything." Sound
familiar? Children sometimes
don't realize that giving doesn't
have to cost a penny. In fact,
some of the greatest gifts are free.
Here's one way your kids can
give of themselves and help the
Post a "Help Wanted" sign on
your refrigerator. Draw a vertical
line down the center. On the left
side, family members can' list
things they need help with (Kelly
wants someone to call out her
spelling words). On the right, they
can sign up for jobs (Toiy volun-
teers to water the plants for
In the beginning, you might
have to be the model. But eventu-
ally, you'll be able to say, "What
would you like to do to help some-
Gulf County Schools
JANUARY 13- 17, 1997
MON-Lasagna, Tossed Salad.
Fruit Cup. Bread and Milk.
TUES-Breaded Fish Cake.
Cole Slaw, Baked Beans.
Bread, Milk, and Dessert.
WEDS-Beef Stew, Fruit Cup.
Broccoli w/Cheese. Crackers,
Milk, and Cake.
Fruit, Vegetable, Bread, Milk,
FRI-Country Fried Steak,
Turnip Greens, Mashed Pota-'
toes, Cornbread, and Milk.
Say You Saw It In The Sta !
By: Jo Hernandez Highl
Welcome Back and Happy
New Year ...
Well, after many pounds of
sugar cookies and a gallon of
eggnog, we are all very glad to be
back at school and looking for-
ward to the second half of the
school year. We hope that you all
had a very happy New Year, and
as much as it pains me. I will
humble myself to say congrats to
the University of Florida Gators'
for the National Championship
that we so eagerly gave to them In
the Sugar Bowl.
Opal Replacements .
After many months of waiting
the new playground equipment
: has arrived and is in place. We
would; like to thank the workers
from G.C.I. who came and put up
new tdys;like see-saws, slides and
activitycenters. Not only did the
three.crews.put all.the equipment
together, but also cleaned up the
school ,grounds and. made the
playground ready for the children
to play on this week.
Collection Time Niars ..
It is almost time to begin sav-
Ing the Pepsi Blue, Caps and
Campbell soup labels, Remember
all these are redeemed for money
for school improvements. Support
the Hurricanes and save those
tops and labels.
Important Dates To
*January 14th-Report cards
*January 20th-No school,
Martin Luther King holiday.'
eJanuary 21st-Gold Cards
eJanuary 22nd-Florida Writes
So Long .
Well, that does it for news this
week in the View.
P. T. S. 0.
The P. T. S. O. of Port St. Joe
Middle School is scheduled to
meet on Monday, January 13 at
6:00 p.m. in the school confer-
ence room. All members, please
plan to attend.
S. I. C.
The third scheduled meeting
of the School Improvement
Committee will be held on
Monday, 'January 13 at 7:00 p.m.
in the middle school conference
Troomot-A1members--of this com-
mittee are asked to attend.'
land View Elementary
Port St. Joe
"STUDENTS OF THE WEEK"
The eighth grade student of
the week is Quatina Fennell.
Congratulations, great going
Welcome back everyone to
Port St. Joe Middle School. It is
now time to wake up early and get
Into action because the Christmas
holidays are over. Be ready to
BOYs' BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
(To be played at PSJ
17 Florida High
GIRus' BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
11 Trinity Home 11:00am
16 Carrabelle Home 6:00
23 Wewahltchka Away 6:00
28 Wakulla Arway 4:00
30 Trinity Away 4:00
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
The administration and staff
of Port St. Joe Middle School wel-
come you to. 1997. With the com-
ing of the new year expectations
are high for this to be the begin-
ning of the best year yet.
The new year brings changes
to the system. On Tuesday,
January 7, Jerry Kelley assumed
the position of Superinterident of
Gulf County Schools following the
20 year tenure of Walter Wilder as
superintendent. Our best wishes
go to both Mr. Kelley in his new
position and Mr. Wilder in his well
deserved retirement. Good luck to
you both In your new endeavors.
8TH GRADE WRITING
On Wednesday, February 5,
we will administer the 8th Grade
Writing Assessment. The adminis-
tration and staff of Port St. Joe
Middle School have worked all
year in preparation for this
assessment and encourage par-
ents to assist in encouraging all
eighth grade students to do their
The Middle, School Science
Fair is scheduled for. January
31st The Regional Science Fair
will be on February 27 and 28.
Additional information will follow.
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S6Gleanings My Garden
S By Stephen D. Cloud, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Lilian, AL
The author, Stephen D. Cloud, is a native of Port St. Joe, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cloud.
Can't be bought, *
Not for sale,
earned not purchased. Peaceful rest
Other things fail, peaceful rest,
Other things fail, solid in the fire,
:but one things sure unflappable in trouble .
INT-EGRITY-it endures. unminpd' in mntive
you can have it,
but throw it away,
the heart gone astray,
the mind and spirit sold,
the pattern, the mold
that God does hold,
that, my friend, is INTEGRITY.:
Making Big Plans
The women of St. James
Episcopal Church met in
Coldewey Hall. last Monday,
January 6. Carol Utzinger, newly'
elected president, presided.-
Business of the meeting Included
-plans for special events in
January and February.
The annual Valentine .party
given by younger members of the.
church for those over 60 will be
held on Valentine's Day, February
14th. Keith Parker Is in charge of
The Bridge Luncheon given
each year will be held on Tuesday,
,February 25th. One hundred tick-
ets will be available for $8.00 each
from church Women. Jo Sealey is
the chairman for this event.
The church will host a fish fry
on Saturday, January 18th.
Tickets will be $5.00 per meal.
SL Margaret's Guild will meet
at the Mexico beach home of Joan
Johnson on January 20th at 3:00
Ms. Utzinger expressed
appreciation to Betty Pitts for her
past three years of service as
president of the church women.
The oji and closing prayers
;at thimeeting were: offered by
FranklT'aylor and Kathy Parker.
not for sale,
that is INTEGRITY. ::. ,
The author's book, "Gleanings From My Garden",
containing a collection of short articles,'is available
at The Star offce for $10.00. : .
Beach Baptist Hosts
Beach Baptist Church will
have the Group Celebration this
Sunday, January 12 at 11:00
a.m., E.S.T. Gary and Jill Sadler
will be leading the service in wor-,
ship and praise.
Everyone is invited to go and
be blessed by this group. They
,will have dinner on the grounds
following services. Those attend-
ing should bring a favorite dish
and fellowship with them. '
S The church is located at 311
Columbus Street -in St. Joe
Beach. For more information call
the church at 647-5026.
Note of Thanks
The family of Marvin K. Cross
gratefully acknowledges the many
expressions of love extended to us
by the community during his ill-
ness and death. Thank you for
your thoughtfulness. .
The Cross' Family
\\\ //, The friendly place to worship!
: First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES.
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Adult Prayer & Bible Study, TeamKids (grades 1-6) at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
NURSERY PROVIDED FOR ALL SERVICES
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
S++ Sunday School 9:45
S+ +ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
RE S O L U T I O NS
They are easier ma4e than k pt. That's because we often
base them on our own ideas and try to keep them in our own
strength. Solomon said, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean notion your own understanding; in all your ways
acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight."*,
We welcome you to join us this year to discover.how to trust
in God and to understand and follow His way to the full and
wonderful life He created for you.
Curtis D. Clark, pastor
Worship on Sundays at 11- a.m. & 7 p.m.
Bible Study on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. & 5:45 p.m., Wd. at 7 p.m.
IfU.i W '
In Proverbs 11:13 we-
find, "He who goes about
as a talebearer reveals
Oliver F. Taylor secrets, but he who Is
Oliver. trustworthy Fn spirit
Visitation Minister, First trustworthy in spirit
United Methodist Church keeps a thing hidden.
A Christian has re-
sponsibility in things we reveal about others.
Sometimes it is best to wait for a proper time 'to
disclose certain things. Other times it is best to
keep things to ourselves. Gossip which may hurt
a neighbor or friend should never be revealed.
A friend of mine had this rule: If I can't say
anything good about my friends I will not say
anything. Words can hurt others if they are spo-
ken with malice.
Some people seem to like to tear down other
people. It seems to boost their egos. Let us
remember Christians are trustworthy in spirit.
-, Tihe -Dpartment of Children'
and Families would like to thank
the community for their support
of the "Wish Upon A Star" pro-
We would also like to thank
George Duren aridDavid Rich for
allowing thedispays in their
With your assistance, over
350 children, disabled adults and
seniors were given Christmas pre-
sents. The community's support
and involvement in this program
is greatly appreciated.
I want to thank the people of
Port SL Joe for their many calls,
and prayers at the time of Owen's
accident He is doing much better
now, is not paralyzed, and has a
cast. ; Jeanette Presnell
We would like to thank all:
family and friends for their love,
support and prayers in the loss of
Wanda Sue Vickery.
From the Family of
Wanda Sue Vickery
-- Faith Christian School
S A "Happy New Year" to all our
readers. The second semester has
begun with all aboard and flags
Report cards will go out this
Thursday for the third six weeks.
Please make appointments with
your student's teachers If you
We want to address the area
of discipline In this first column of
the new year. Discipline Is basi-
cally-positive training in the
right direction. Proverbs 22:6
says, "Train up a child in the way
he should go, and when he is old
he will not depart from it."
Discipline is necessary for the
welfare of the student as well as
the student body.
It is the objective of the
administration and faculty to
develop self-discipline and spiri-
tual character within each stu-
,dent. In order to achieve these
goals, certain positive reinforce-
ments and corrective measures'
have to be developed. A demerit
system is being implemented this
year in grades.seven through 12
and has proven very effective.
Each, teacher is given the liberty-
of making and enforcing class-
room regulation in accordance
with school policy.
General rules for the elemen-
tary school include no talking
without permission, and .staying
In desks facing the teacher. These
simple rules cut out most class-
room disturbances, and we all
know that effective teaching and
learning go hand-in-hand with
Srs. Are Selling
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association will be selling
BBQ beef sandwich dinners on
Friday, January 17th from 11:00
a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Frank Pate
Park in Port St. Joe, and they will
also deliver them to local busi-
The, dinner will consist of a
large BBQ beef sandwich, chips,
and iced tea for only $3.00. Please
call 229-8466 to place your order.
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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
Wed. Night at 7:00 pm. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
'0 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
Church. The church is located at
the corner of Avenue C and
Guests will be local church
and community choirs and spe-
A m -
cial guests, the Ebenezer Gospel
Choir of the United Methodist
Church of Orlando.
Everyone is invited to share in
St. James Will
Host A Fish Fry
Saturday, January 18th, St.
James Episcopal Church of Port
St. Joe will have a fish fry from
42:00 until 2:60 p.m., E.S.T.
Mullet. hush puppies, cole slaw,
baked beans and ced tea will be
This event will kick off the
new year's activities for the mem-
bers. All are invited to the fish fry.'
The cost per person will be $5.00.
Tickets will be available at the
S To those who have 'not seen
'their new church facilities, this
will be an opportunity to see the
beautiful, new St. James. It is
located at the Intersection of
Marvin Avenue and 22nd Street.
S. ,' :., ?. ,' ; .
New Bethel Marks
The New Bethel A.M.E.
Church Gospel Choir will cele-
brate its first choir anniversary on
the third Sunday, January 19 at
5:00 p.m. at New Bethel A.M.E.
is a Chur c ith a
that extends beyond our walls
To effectively communicate God's message to everyone.
To exalt God through contemporary Biblical worship
To equip the saints for the work of ministry.
To extend God's love to everyone in our community
and throughout the world
Come visit We'd love to have you!
Dr. Bill Cook Interim Pastor
Phone (904) 227-1180
Presently meeting in the First Union Bank Building
Monument Avenue, Port St. Joe
Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Call for times and details of others of other opportunities
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" '
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S11 1 North 22nd St.
SA .: Mexico Beach, FL 32410:
S Morning Church ....................9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ......................10:15 a.m. CT.
CHRISTIANITY ON THE MOVE,
Dr. Louie Andrews. Pastor Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT
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w o r 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
t J SUNDAY WORSHIP ..:.......................10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL ................................11 a.m.
SU S : *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
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REV. BILL WHITE. PASTOR
2420 Long Ave.
--' Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
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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.
S PASTOR Choir Director, Robert E. Downs. Jr.
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6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
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Worship Service 8:30 am
Sunday School 9:45 am
Worship Service 11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
Evening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...6:30 pm
Minister of Music & Youth
In Report To Kiwanis Club
"The Kids Think They're Supposed To Win-Eppinette
"I cannot tell you why we
have ndt lost any more than two
games this basketball season,"
coach Vern Eppinette told the Ki-
wanis Club Tuesday. "The only
reason I can come up with is, the
kids think they're supposed to
win!" he continued.
The head basketball coach for
Port'St. Joe High School went on
to explain that, "Several of our
top players are still recovering
from, football injuries. They're
playing, but they're not 100%
yet," he stated.
This year's edition of the
Sharks is sporting a 13-2 record
thus far in the season. Eppinette
quipped, "I woke up this morning
to see where they have put us in
first place again. I'm not com-
plaining, though. There are a lot
of coaches which would be thank-
Sful for a 13-2 record, even if they
failed to see how they got there."
Coach Eppinette remarked
that this is the first season he
has not groomed a person to fill
the point guard position. "We
have been so; good for, the past.
three years until all my candi-:
dates for future point guard,were,
playing the position regularly arid
I had no spot on the teani to
bring a candidate for the position'
He said the second half of the
season would be spent emphasiz-'
ing playing technique. "We have
our work cut out for uis, if we're,.
-to iwin the state championship
again. Four of the top eight teams
in Florida in our classification are
in our district. so you see why we
must work on technique;" the
"If we don't win the state
championship once again, it
won't be because the kids didn't
try," he remarked.
"Even though we are shaky at
point guard, we gave a good ac-
count of ourselves in the two:
Christmas tournaments we were-
involved in. We took the champi-
onship in both," he reported.
'Guest of the club was Ken Ar-
nold of St. Joe Beach.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 1997 PAGE 3B
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Unfortunately this type of scene is
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ences-people want their shells
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"Tortoise. shell is one of the
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Smith, communications coordina-
tor for he nonprofit Sea Turtle
Survival League. "Not. resisting
that temptation, however, will
iead"to the extinction of endant'
gered sea turtles and might get
the buyer into trouble."
Because all species of sea
ties are threatened or end
gered, they are protected in m
Caribbean nations under don
tic and international laws.
conservation laws are often I
to enforce, so turtle prodt
such as tortoiseshell combs
jewelry, turtle oil, turtle eggs
other food products still wind
in the suitcases Bf travelers,
lating not only the laws in tl
countries but also U.S. dome
law under the Lacey Act.
even if you purchase these it
legally in another country, bi
ing them into the U.S.:is a vi
tion of the Endangered Spe
"If you're caught brin
these products into the U.S.,
will be seized and you might 1
to pay sizable fines," Smith
"That's not a good way to en
vacation." ,*, ,. .th thing
tur- K ,Knowledge ispower when it are made
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ucts tion to sea'turtle products, other. many ani
and things you can't legally bring
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going "When we visit someplace as
they beautiful as the Caribbean it's
have. natural to want to bring a piece of
said. It back with us." Smith said. "But .
nd a we have to be aware that some of
s we are tempted to buy
from endangered ani-
h as sea turtles. By pur-
the products we are.
ing the illegal-trade of
red wildlife and con-
to the extinction 'of
earn more, contact the
of Law Enforcement, U.S.
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, Arlington, Va. 22203-
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League at (800) 678-
u can visit the STSL web
survival League Is a pro-
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Caring For Our Elders Has Become The Hardest Job For Health Care
APlacing a Loved One In a Nursing Home is a Personal, Highly Emotional Decision For Family Members
Placing a loved one in a nurs-
ing home is a personal, highly
emotional decision that all too
often takes a family by surprise.
Realizing these facts, the Agency
for Health Care Administration,
which regulates Florida's 647
nursing homes, is introducing a
series of new nursing home con-
sumer education, enforcement
and quality improvement initia-
tives in hopes of ultimately inspir-
ing local communities to partner
in quality improvement of
Florida's nursing homes. Plans'
include rallying local business,
community and ecumenical lead-
ers to improve nursing home care;
holding nursing home adminis-
trators, also regulated by the
Agency, more accountable for
ensuring the quality of facilities
under their management; and
publishing a routine list of nurs-
ing homes which fail to meet, or
correct upon follow-up, minimum
'state licensure standards.
"We are committed to protect-
ing Florida's elders so their golden
years don't become tarnished
times. That's why we must pro-
mote the highest quality nursing
home care for our most vulnera-
ble elders," Governor Lawton:
Chiles said. "I'm pleased we are
taking these critical steps to
strengthen our nursing homes.
This is an important effort to help
our communities reach out and
ensure our elders are safe and
St. Joseph Bay Care Center, in Port St. Joe, provides ac-
tivities for its patients, such as this Christmas party, en-
joyed by patient Hozie Owens.
According to Douglas M.
Cook, Director of the Agency for
Health Care Administration, the
quality of nursing home care is
not a reflection, of regulation
alone. It requires a dedication of
nursing home owners, adminis-
trators and staff to quality
improvement and involvement of
families, friends, and the commu-
nity. Most nursing homes consis-
tently provide high quality, atten-
tive care. More than 95 percent of
the state's nursing homes meet or
exceed state and federal stan-
dards. Furthermore. over 60 per-
cent of these nursing homes are
currently rated superior.
"Caring for our elders has
become the hardest job in health
care. Seniors continue to relocate
to Florida in record numbers,
leaving life long friends and fami-
ly support behind and often out-
living their resources. As a restilt,
local: communities. must become,
caregivers for our elders in nurs-
ing homes," said Cook.
Beginning in January, the
Agency will convene community
rooted advisory groups. state
wide-represented by business,
government and religious leaders,
,elder and consumer advocates
and industry. The advisory
groups will establish or build
upon existing facility volunteer
programs; expand resident inter-
action with the larger community
through social activities and ser-
.vices; step up routine monitoring;
and, if necessary, seek new own-
ership and/or management of
SThe Agency is also taking
steps to ensure- nursing home
administrators take responsibility
for providing adequate and
trained staff, safeguarding resi-
dential rights and protecting
against resident abuse and
neglect. The Agency has vowed to
continue to aggressively pursue
disciplinary action against facili-
ties and nursing home adminis-
trators-fines, suspension and
licensure 'revocation-for sub-
standard violations. By law. nurs-
ing home administrators are
required to be licensed. The Board
of Nursing Home Administrators
transferred to the Agency for
Health Care Administration from
the Department of Business and
professional regulation In October
1995. Florida currently has 1.452
licensed nursing home adminis-
In announcing its new initia-
tives, the Agency has also
released the first bimonthly
Update to its annual consumer
, Guide to Nursing Homes in
Florida, listing all current condi-
tionally rated facilities. A condi-
tional rating means that a facility
Failed to meet, or correct upon fol-
low-up, minimum licensure stan-
dards at the time of the state's
Annual survey. The Guide update
will be published every sixty
days, distributed to consumers
: through the Agency's local Health,
Quality Assurance Office and dis-
played on the internet.
The current Update for
November, 1996 lists only one
nursing home facility in the
Northwest Florida/Big Bend ser-
vice area with a conditional rat-.
ing, Bay St. George Care Center in
Cook suggests that a condi-
tional rating should prompt con-
sumer questions. Ratings are an
indicator of quality at a point in
time, and the Agency immediately
Stakes action against facilities
when there is a threat to resident
health or safety. Cook further
urges nursing home residents
and their families with any qualil-
ty of care concern to immediately
consult with their nursing home
administrator, ask questions and
seek assistance from the Agency
or one of the many other advoca-
cy agencies for elders.
"Providing better information,
we hope to prepare consumers in
making more educated choices
about nursing home care. We
want. to encourage consumers to
look at the heart of a facility and
beyond the window dressing. And
ultimately, we want to urge com-
An Advance Medical Directive
is a legal document prepared for
future use that will allow an indi-
vidual to give directions about
their medical care concerning life-
prolonging procedures. The docu-
ment, or Living Will as it is com-
monly referred to, is utilized when
an individual is no longer capable
of communicating their wishes
concerning the acceptance or
refusal of medical care. It
expresses in writing the individ-
ual's wishes if they were to be
diagnosed with a terminal med-
ical condition, if they were in a
permanent coma, or if they had
irreversible brain damage.
In an Advance Directive, a
health care surrogate is often-
appointed. This approach gives
authorization for another individ-
ual to carr' out your wishes. At a:
time when you are incapable of
making health care decisions, a
health care surrogate would act
on your behalf to make decisions
based solely on your expressed
wishes, not on their own personal
One of the more common mis-
'dnderstandings about Advance.
Directives concerns when they
may be utilized. The principal
must lack the capacity to make a
decision regarding medical care
and the principal's condition
must be terminal before an
Advance Directive can be utilized.
The terminal status must also be
documented in the individual's
medical record by his/her attend-
ing physician and at least one" --
other consulting physician before
life-prolonging procedures may be
withheld or withdrawn.
This column is provided as a service of the Gulf County Guidance Clinic Inc.. a professional counseling
and mental health center It is not intended to replace psychological counseling or treatment services.
My husband is making me
write this letter. Last week, I was
arrested for shoplifting. It was just
a small item, a nail clipper, but the
police really got bent out of shape!
It's hard to explain why I do.
these things. The best way. to
describe it is that taking small
things, and getting. away with it
releases a feeling of anxiety in me.
It's a rush! I never take things that
I don't need, and usually give
them to people who need them.
I'm not a totally bad person-
sometimes I even return the items
that I take. The worst part of this
is that the police say they have
videotape of me taking items over
a long period of time. Further
charges will probably be pending.
This will be quite an embarrass-
ment to my husband, who is a
prominent professional in
I don't know how to face my
friends. The paper will probably
cover this, so soon it will be com-
mon knowledge. My husband told
me to get help. or he will divorce
me. I've done this for years, and
really don't know how to stop
myself. When I try, I really get
Sense and upset. After the thrill of
taking the item has passed, I get
quite depressed, and feel guilty. It
seems I can't win. What should I'
Troubled in Tallahassee
P.S.-Don't tell me to get therapy in
Tallahassee. Everyone would
know, and we're embarrassed
enough as it is.
The problem you describe
sounds a lot like the condition of
kleptomania. This disorder is
characterized by little, or no
impulse control when it comes to
stealing items. As you described,
people with this problem, or any
impulse control'problem, often feel
a sense of tension prior to the act,
and a sense of relief, or even a
"rush" while committing the act.
As you also said, people with
this problem do not take things
that they personally need or even
want. They sometimes give the
objects away, or throw them away.
They often feel guilty or sad about
what they are doing, but feel
unable to control their behavior.'
This often leads to lower self
esteem, and feelings of depression.
Also, as you are now finding
out, kleptomania can lead to seri-
ous personal, family, and legal
problems. If is quite possible that.
if you are found guilty, that the
judge in your case may order
counseling. If so, it would certain-
ly be in your best interest to com-
ply, since not following through.
could lead to further legal compli-
cations and embarrassment .for
You seem concerned about
receiving, therapy in your home
town. Let me assure you that this
is a common concern, and in some
cases, well founded. Although
Tallahassee is a large area. it is
possible that you might run into
friends, who might not be discreet.
It would be appropriate for you to
seek counseling in another town,
if that would motivate you to stick
with it; and work on dealing with
Although we are two hours
away, you seem aware of our ser-
vices, and I would like to encour-
age you to contact us. The clinic,
has a staff of well-trained profes-
sional counselors, any of whom
.:would be happy to assist you as
you take responsibility for this
troublesome issue. You can make
an appoimntme at (904) 227-
1145; and confidentiality is
Many fine therapists are also
available in the Panama City area
as well. Wherever you decide to
seek treatment, begin today. -Also,
stick with your therapy as this \
issue will take time. Good luck to
you, and God bless you!
Laura Rogers, MS, Counselor
Note! Please address your ques-
tions and comments to: Dear
Counselor, 311 Williams Avenue,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Names
and addresses are optional and
will remain confidential. Letters
may be edited for length. Urgent
inquiries and requests for pro-
fessional counseling should be
directed by phone to 227-1145.
munities to get involved in caring
for Florida's elders."
Elder advocates applaud the
Agency for its effort. "The Agency
is taking bold steps to ensure
Florida's elderly and disabled are
cared for with dignity and
respect," said Gwen Schaper,
Chief Ombudsman ,for the
Department of Elder.
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PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 1997
By Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiarist :
FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
Its healthy to be on your'
feet. but one problem senior citi-
zens have is staying on their feet.
It's easier to sit when your feet
hurt. However, there's some en-
couraging news from- a recent
study of geriatric biomechanics
conducted by the Massachusetts
General Hospital In .conjunction
with Cushing Hospital in Fram-
The study evaluated the use
of orthotic devices and walking
shoes in overcoming a particular
deformity of the foot. The results
demonstrated that with proper
p people can less-
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Presented in the interest
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DR. STEPHEN J. GROSS, PODIATRIST
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tate of Florida
Department of Environmental Protection
The Department of Environmental Protecton.
Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems, Is solicit-
Ing public comments on an application for a
coastal construction permit submitted by the Gulf
County Commission. pursuant to Chapter
161.053. Florida Statutes. and 62B-33. Florida
This application is for construction of park facdl-
ties. Including an observation platform and a dune
walkover seaward of the coastal construction con-
trol line. The project Is located approximately 230
feet west to 330 feet west of the DEP reference
monument R-91. in GulfCounty. The project Is on
CR-30E. St Joseph Peninsula. approximately 0.8
mile south of the Sunnyland facility. adjacent on
the south side to the Cape Shoals townhouses.
Plans for this proposed project are available for
public inspection at the office of the Bureau of
Beaches and Coastal Systems at 5050 West
Tennessee Street. Building B. Tallahassee. Florida.
from 8:00 AM. to 5:00 P.M.
This public comment noice is being distributed In
order to assist the Department of Environmental
Protection In developing facts on which to base a
decision on the permit application. For accuracy
and completeness all comments should be submit-
ted in writing with supporting data. evidence. or
rationale to furnish a clear understanding of the
basis for the comments The decision as to whether
a permit will be Issued will be based on an evalua-
tion of 111'The design adequacy of the proposed
construction. (2) The expected Impact of the pro-
posed construction Co the beach/dune system. (3)
The expected impact of the proposed construction
to adjacent properties. 14) The expected impact of
the proposed construcUon on lateral public beach
access. (5) Appropriate siting of the proposed con-
You probably k-now m.: i of
the t.li-s ks ass..claied c'. Ith
smroi.in, but ,o:u mieht not
kl:'. hli: one' Li2hid tobac
co products are ihe leading
cause of fire deaths in the
More people die in fires
caused by careless smckinn
than 3roim arnyhinrg else Ii
you mrroke. use large. deep
ashtrays and douse the con-
tents wnith wa[er before dis-
carding. Check cushions and
upholstery for smoldering
butts before going to sleep or
leaving home, and amoid
smoking.when sleepy or med-
Trying to quil smoking makes
the mosI sense But-if ',ou
Scan' quil, smoke cauitouslv
and dispose of cigarette bulls
A. Red Cross
strucoon with respect to local setbacK. zoning
restrictions. and maximum usage of upland por-
Uons of the property. (6) The expected Impact of the
proposed construction on nesting sea turtles and
hatchllng and their habitat.
Comments should be sent to the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection. Bureau
of Beaches and Coastal Systems. 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard. Mall Station 310,
Tallahassee. Florida 32399 within 14 days of this
notice, and should refer to file number GU-228.
Itc, January 9, 1997.
INVITATION TO BID
Sealed proposals will be received In the office of the
City Clerk. 305 Fifth Street. Port SL Joe. Florida.
untl 4:30 p.m.. January 21. 1997, for furnishing
and delivering F O B.. Port St. Joe. Florida. fencing
for the T" Ball field on Tenth Street as outlined In
the specifications pertaining thereto.
Specificatons and bid documents may be obtained
from the City Clerk's Office. 305 Fifth Street. Port
SL Joe. Florida 32456. telephone (9041 229-8261.
Monday through Friday. between 8:00 a.m. and
5-00 p.m. Bids will be publicly opened and read at
8:30 p.m., January 21. 1997. In the City
Commission Chambers. City Hall. 305 Fifth Street
Port SL Joe. Florida. The City reserves the right to
accept or reject any or all bids. or to select the Bid
felt to be In the best interest of the City.
/As Pauline Pendarvis
Itc, January 9. 1997.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 96-86
IN RE: The Estate of
NOTICE OP ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
ALDEN FARRIS. deceased. File Number 96-86. Is
pending In the Circuit Court for Gull County.
Flonda. Probate Division. the address of which is
Gull County Courhouse. 1000 5th Street. Port SL
Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses of
the Personal Representative and his attorney are
set forth below
All mterested persons ae required to file
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBUCATION OF THIS NOTICE. (I) All
claims against the estate and 12) any objecUon by
an Interested person on whom notice was served
that challenges dhe validity of the Will. the qualifi-
cations of the Personal Representative. venue or
Jurisdiction ofrheCourt... -
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
DATE of the first publication of this Notice of
Administration Is January 9. 1997.
/ i WILLIAM J. RISH
RISH. GIBSON & JONES. P.A.
303 4th Street
P. O. Box 39
Port St. Joe. Florida 32456
: ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0066806
/s/ ARTHUR FRANKLIN GRIFFIN
2008 Cypress Avenue
Port St.Joe. FL 32456
2tc. January 9 and 16. 1997.
THE BOARD OF CITY COMMISSIONERS WILL
HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING. TUESDAY JANU-
ARY 21. 1987. AT 7:30 P.M.. IN THE FIRE
STATION CONFERENCE ROOM. TO REVIEW
THE EVALUATION AND REPORT OF THE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN. THIS REPORT
EVALUATES THE CURRENT CONDITION OF
EACH ELEMENT TOWARD MEETING THE
GOALS. POLICIES. AND OBJECTIVES OF THE
PLAN FROM 1990 -1995.
IAII persons are Invited to attend these meetings.
Any person who decides to appeal any decision
made by the Commission with respect to any mat-
ter considered at said meeting will need a record of
the proceedings. and for such purpose may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is
made. which record Includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The
Board or City Commission of the City of Port St.
Joe. Florida will not provide a verbautm record of
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES. ACT, persons needing spe-
cial accommodations to participate in this proceed-
ings should contact Pauline Pendarvis. City Clerk.
City Hall. Telephone No. 904/229-8261.
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
Frank Pate. Jr.
Itc. January 9. 1997.
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4 oz. (1 cupt shredded sharp
Cheddar cheese, divided
Heat oven.to 400 F. Grease an
8-inch square baking dish. Pour
chili into greased baking dish.
In medium bowl, beat egg. Stir
in milk, oil, corn meal mix and
1/2 cup cheese; blend thorough-
ly. Pour batter evenly over chili.
Sprinkle remaining cheese over
batter. Bake at 400 F.for 30 to 35
minutess or until golden brown.
Cool 5 minutes before serving.
S4 to 6 servings.
TIP Four cups holnemade chili
r imay be substitulted for canned'
chili. If using leftover chili, heat
through before,pouring into
Navy-Petty Officer 3rd Class i :-
Henry B. Combs, son of Richard i
M. and Cheryl A. Combs Port St.
Joe, recently returned from a five-
month South American deploy-;,:
mient aboard the destroyer USS:,
Combs is one of more than,
200 sailors aboard the ship who
returned to their home. port dof
Little Creek, Virginia, as part of,
the U.S. force that participated in
exercise Unitas 37. This annual
joint service exercise involves the
U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and
Coast Guard, and the navies of
Venezuela, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile,
Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay and
Colombia. Unitas is Latin for
Circumnavigating the South
American continent. Combs' ship
and the South American navies
operated together to conduct
Intense surface-to-air and sur-
face-to-surface gunnery opera-
tions, anti-submarine operations.,
and electronic warfare command
*- .. '
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc.
professional counseling and mental health program.
This ad sponsored by Project H.O.PE. & Alberto Treatment Programs.
and control exercises;
Destroyers like USS
Moosbrugger. have traditionally
been the workhorses of the U.S.
Navy, defending battle groups or
other independently operating
ships against threats from land,
sea and air.
The deployment enabled
Combs to visit Colombia. Chile,
Brazil and Uruguay.
He is a 1992 graduate of Port
St. Joe High School.;
/ ,' *
111/2 Acre Ranch
Cavalier Mobile Home
Located on Rt. 71,. 15 min.
to Port St. Joe
Need to Clean Out Your
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Une ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
S5 for each additional word.
$2.00 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
AUCTION! FRIDAYS, 7 p.m. Old
Port Theatre, PortSt. Joe.
Consignments welcome :10% Buy-
ers Premium, Wade Clark Auctions
& Antique Mall
904-229-9282. AB1239, AU 1737
'58 Chevy 4 door Biscayne. Carruns,
needs total restoration. Best offer.
229-8190. tfc 1/9
1986 'Isuzu Trooper, 4 cylinder, 5
.speed, 4 wheel drive. $2.500 or best
offer. 1980 Buick Skylark. $400 or
best offer. 647-3354. Itc 1/9
'84 Mazda pickup truck. 5 speed, slid-
ing rear window, tool box & bed liner.
229-8620. tfc 1/9
1989 Mercury Gran Marquis. Bur-
gundywith leather interior. $3,000
firm. Call 639-5996. Itc 1/9
1994 Chrysler New Yorker, loaded;
leather, cd player, too many extras to
"list, 28,000 miles. $16,000. 227-
7424. Itp 1/9
1993 Chevy Z-71, x-cab, bedliner,
tool box, 81,000 miles, $15,500. 227-
7424. Itc 1/9
'91 Gran Prix LE. 4 door, power win-
dows & doors, cruise control, very
good condition, runs great. asking
$5.500. 647-8450. Itp 1/9,
1995 Toyota Camry LE. 4 dr.. 22.000
miles, pw,, pdl; cruise, am/fm cas-
sette. $16,500. .639-5446 or 639-
2222. Itc 1/9
22 ft. aluminum step vai, 6 cylinder.
perfect for plumber or electrician.
648-8827 or 648-8110. Itc 1/9
'95 Geo Tracker, automatic, air cond.,
26.000 miles, 813,900. Call 647-
3,838. tfc 12/19
1969 Cobra 15 ft. 33 hp motor &
tralJer, good cond.. 8750. 207 Louisla-
na.,Mexico Beach. 648-4202. Itc 1/9
Johnson 6 hp outboard motor. $300.
647-8055. Itp 1/9
12'x60' trailer. 8250 per month. 8150
deposiL 648-5306. tfe 1/9
Furnished one bedroom apartment.
includes utilities. Call 229-9000.
;. tfc 1/9
Retail store for rent Call 229-9000 or,
229-2727. ,tfc 1/9
Nice. clean 2 bdrm.. I bath unfur-
Snished trailer. 2 blocks from beach.
reasonably priced. 647-5361. NO
SPETS. tfc 1/9
House & Business for Rent. 41st St.-
& Hwv. 98. Call for more information.
648-3090. 4tc 1/9.
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. I block from St. Joe Beach. Sor-
ry, no children. 647-5106. tfc 1/9
Casa Del Mar condo. Call 229-6961
or 229-6061 ,. tc 1/9
FREE RENT at Pine Ridge Apts. 1, 2
& 3 bedroom. Move in this month of
January and pay no rent until Febru- -
ary 1st. An Equal Housing Opportuni-
ty. tc 1/9
Commercial warehouse & office space
in Mexico Beach. 648-5474. tic 1/9
Large one bedroom 8th St. apartment,
fully furnished, $70 week. Large chest
freezer, $30, works good. Call even-
ings, 648-4338 or 227-2039. Itp 1/9
One bedroom mobile home with day
bed and sleep sofa in combo liv. rm/
dining rm/.. deck. cen. h/a. Call any-
time, 648-5033. Itp
St. Joe Beach: 3 bdrm.. 2 ba.. garage.
pool, fp, $725 mo., first last month -
rent, year lease. 300' to Gulf. Vacant
Feb. 1, 1997. 648-5328. tfc 1/2/97
Unfurnished town house at Mexico
Beach, 2 bdrm., 2 ba., 2 car garage.
all appliances, screen deck & patio. I
year lease. $550 month, $550 securi-
ty deposit. New carpet,boat slip. Call
904-233-3629 or 648-8815.
2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home, very
clean, no-pets, $250 month. The
Junction, Hwy. 71 & 73, 639-5608.
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 premise. 1 mile to public
boat ramp. Full hook-ups available.
THE JUNCTION, Hwy. 71 & 73, 639-.
,5608. tfe 1/2
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.
2 bdrm. trailer, partially furnished, in
Highland View on Ling St. 227-1260.
Two mobile homes for rent in Mexico
Beach. 648-5476. tfe 1/2
4 bdrm., 2 ba. house at Indian Pass
Beach. Long term rental. $625 mo.
Call Rosasco Realty. Available Oct. 1,
1996. 227-1774. tfc 1/2
2 bedroom furnished and unfur-
nished available immediately. Long
term rental. Parker Realty. Mexico
Beach. 648-5777. tic 1/2
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
SBeach. Call 648-5476. tfc 1/2
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
emclent const.. stove & refrig.. fur-
nished. fully carpeted. I bdrm.. apts.
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
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 &
Sair, 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 1/2
Safe 'N Dry
214 3rd St., PSI, FL
Clnate-controlled no mildew
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-
2112. fc 12/5
ed a eh an O&t adw
Se a Saa pe Ad.
650 Madison St. $39,900
I ..... ,
2 bedrooms 1 bath Land tO I 131 '2 REALTY INC.
SPECLAL FEATLURES- Comfortable 1 stor frame bungalow
itllh wood Iloor;, niew central heal and air, 2 screened pFrcher PORT ST. JOE
ceiling larns thruphouu. new 12x20 4rorA.e building clec 227-1450
power. Prce includes range relfnr., ceiling inn- blinds & ne
A A A
Yard Sale: 1905 Long Avenue. Satur-
day, 6 a.m. until. Several families.;
Baby furniture, clothes, lots of misc.
Yaid Sale: Saturday, Jan.11th.
cClothing warm & other, exercise
equipment, computer. plants, etc.
7872 Alabama Ave.. coiner of Court
St. Itc 1/9
Yard Sale: 541 Welton Dr.. Oak
Grove, Saturday, Jan. 10, 1997. 8
am. 1 p.m. Rain cancels. Small ap-
pliances. baby items, water bed,
consumer loan otllcer or processor,
Salary based on experience. Equal
Opportunity employer. Send resume
to: P. O. Box 521. PortSt. Joe, FL
. 32457. Itc 1/9
Registered Nurse: Gulf County Guid-
ance Clinic. Inc. has an immediate
opening for a part-time registered ..
nurse. Duties include: nursing as-
sessments. interviewing, case man-
agement, providing injections, and as-
sisting the psychiatrist with
medication management. Min. req.
R.N. degree with an active license and
Completion of all HRS screening. Ap-
ply to: Edwin R. Ailes. Exec. Director.
SGulf County Guidance Clinic. Inc..
311 Williams Ave., Port St. Joe. FL
32456. EOE. Itc 1/9
ATTENTIONI Texas oil co. needs de-
pendable person to work without su-
pervision locally. Training. Write W.
V. Hopkins. Dept. W-32456. Box 711.
Ft. Worth, TX 76101. Itp 1/9
The City of Mexico Beach is accepting
applications for the position of police
officer patrolman. Staring, salary is
$16,854 with' medical insurance. 75%
college tuition & 509. books assis-
tance, matching retirement program
and more. Must meet the require-
ments set forth by Florida Dept. of
Lawn Enforcement (FDLE), to include
L.E. FDLE certification. This position
will be mostly responsible for imple-
menting anid affecting a community
policy program for the city.' People,
oral & written communication, and
some computer skills essential. Appli-
catons will be accepted until 4:30
p.m. (CST). 1/15/97. and can be ob.
trained by coming to City Hall located
,at 118 N. 14th St. or writing: City
Hall, P. 0. Box 13425. Mexico Beach,
FL 32410. The City of Mexico Beach-
Is an EEOC provider. 2tc 1/9
The Gulf Co. Senior Citizens have a
20 hour a week homemaker position
open in the Port St. Joe area. The ap-
plicant must be 60 years of age or
older, pass a physical exam, have reli-
able transportation and be income
qualified. Applications can be picked
'up at our new location, 120 Library
Drive, or you may call 229-8466 for
more'. information. We are an equal
opportunity employer. tfc 1/9
POSTAL JOBS: $12.68/hr to start,
plus benefits. Carriers, sorters,
clerks, computer trainees. For an ap-
plication and exam information call 1-
800-636-5601. ext. 30. 9 am to 9 pm,
7 days. 4tp 1/9
Adult babysitter needed full-time.
6:15 a.m. 5:00 p.m. for nine month
old and 4 year old in Wewahltchka. 4
year old in day care 1/2 day. Need re-
liable. non-smoking care. 229-8645
days. 2tc 1/2
The Gulf County 'Board of County
Commissioners will accept applica-
tions until 5:00 p.m., ED.T, Monday,
January 13, 1997 for the Mainte-
nance Department. The position is
classified as Maintenance 3 and is an
entry level position. Applications can
be obtained from the Maintenance
Dept., M-F, 8-5 at the Gulf County
Courthouse Complex, 1000 5th
Street Port St. Joe, Florida. For fur-
ther informallon regarding this posi-
don you may contact the Gulf County
Maintenance Department. (904) 229-
Gulf County enforces a, Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is an Equal Op-
portunity/Affirmative Action Employ-
/s/ Nathan Peters. Jr.. Chairman
attest: Benny C. 'Lister, .Clerk of
The Florida Coalition Against Domes-
tic Violence is hiring an organizer to
work in Gulf and Calhoun counties.
Must have experience In social servic-
es or criminal justice. an understand-
ing of the dynamics of domestic and
sexual violence and public speaking
skills. Experience with volunteer a
plus. You must be a self-starter with
strong communication skills, and a
dependable vehicle. The position is
full time. pay $8.00ian hour. Send re-
sume and 3 references to: FCADV.
Rural Organizer, 410 Office Plaza Dr..
Tallahassee. FL 32301. 2tc 1/2
1.000's POSSIBLE TYPING. Part time.
At home. Toll free (1) 800-218-9000.
Ext. T-9513 for Listings. 4tp 12/26
Kitchen manager wanted for year
round restaurant. Pay rate based on
experience. Send resnme to: Resume.
P. 0. Box 13564. Mexico Beach. FL
32410. tfc 1/2
LOOKING for mature individual to as<
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
lea Finaiclal Services. Take charge
and manage a portion of our multi-
faceted business. We offer high com-
mission .income potential, flexible
hours, many other pluses. Could start
part time. For Interview; call today;
648-8565. tfc 1/2
WANT TO LEARN TO FLY? Call
229-6133. Itp 1/9
1993 Fireside travel trailer, nice,
$9,000. 227-7424. tp 1/9
Queen size waterbed. complete with
mirrored headboard, liner, heater.
waveless mattress, excellent condi-
ionn. $200. Call 227- 1392. Itp 1/9
Sand pals send 2 dollars and print
your name and address to: Ima
Dreamer. P. O. Box 151, Ellis Grove.
IL 62241. 4tp 1/9
70 hp Evinrude controls, steering
cable, excellent cond. $1.200 obo. 32':
travel trailer. 3400 lb. tongue wt., self
contained. excel. cond. $6.000. Call
827-2838 or 579-3946. tfc 1/9
Dryer, $50; washer needs pump. free.
Call 227-2049. Itc 1/9
1973 12'x60' mobile home set up on
rental lot Possible owner financing.
Call 229-8959 after 5:00 p.m., leave,
message. ; 2tp 1/9
American wheels. 15" rims and tires.:
almost new worth 81.400. have re-
ceipt. selling for 8700. Sweet steal.
647-8292. contact Vic .. 3tp 1/9
I T R A D E St & S E R VI C[ E S*
THE BEACHES HOUSE/PET SIT-
TERS. Collect mail / check lights /
locks / etc. Feed & exercise your pets.
As low as $6.00 a day. Mow grass /
pool care/etc. Willing for extra SS. Re-
liable couple. Contact Ron & Maxine
Leopold at 648-4204 anytime/leave
message. tic 1/2
S NEED A SIGN?
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 AIC. Port St. Joe
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
LIC ER0013168 .INSURED
T.V. 8 V.C.R.
Sales 8 Service
Zenitr G.E. RCA & Magnavox
Factory Authorized Servce
We Service Wnai We Sell
Badcock Home Furnishings Center
310 Reid Ave.. Port St. Joe
Total Pool Maintenance
&f Lawn Care Packages
As always call us for your
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
INSURANCE FREE ESTIMATES
BILL WHITE -
348 Santa Anna St.
St. Joe Beach 32456
COINS BY THE BAYI
I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens. fair prices.
Home 229-8104. Bus. 229-6803.
MOWING RAKING WEEDING
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach,
Port St Joe & Wewahitchka
'I will work for YOU"' CLYDE SANFORD
Mexico Beach. FL
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
S First tf. 227-2112
':. *****' ^ *^
BOB'S PAINT &
29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
R: build Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIA RATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
^" \ .Residential
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
* Fea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
1 FAMILY OWNED
1 PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
IMWE&M- MFuI TTl*".:j
* Custom Wood
A 8 R Fence
Ferucing and Concrete Work
Prcrt FIFcE hmann FIEE Eilmate.
EiN #591 5646 (9041 47-4047
S:; COSTING' S-:-
Tdar Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Port St. Joe Call'229-6326
Mobile 899-0219 or 899-0218
General Typing Diclaion Brief Work
.LORI R OTWELL, Owner
(90W 227-3305 edtu 227-1011
405 Planlation Dr Port St Joe
LOANS DS 8 PAWN SHOP'
'The Little House with the Big Deals"
Corer of E. Henry Ave and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Business: (904) 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9-12
Harmon's Heavy Equipment co.
SSpecializing in Black Top Soil
BULL DOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS TRACTORS DUMPTRUCKS
648-8924 OR648-5767 if no answer
VINYL SIDING by Wewa Siding Co.
EXPERT WORK REASONABLE PRICES
OUR GOAL IS YOUR SATISFACTION!
GULF COAST COATINGS
CUSTOM RESIDENTIAL PAINTING
Serving Gulf, Calhoun and Bay Counties .
Licensed and Insured Sr. Discounts Free Estimates
639-3570 tfc 12/12
CUSTOM HOME PLANS
AXU3 (904) 647-3548
Rose Mary Mapel
6240 Hwy. 98 West
Port St. Joe,'FL 32456
Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Free Estimates and Design
Alien Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair
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 t 12/14
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PAGE 8B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 1997
Winchester 270 XTR Featherweight
3x9 Leopold, bi-pod, sling, best offer.
648-8827 or 648-8110. 2tp 1/2
1990 Fleetwood mobile home, 14x70;
2 bdrm., 2 ba., Ig. walk-in pantry, vi-
nyl siding. Big front deck, small back
deck, washer & dryer. Home 639-
2140, work 639-5828, ask for Sheri.
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
donel 647-3300. THE HOUSE DOC-
TORS. tfc 1/2
Two each Elec-tra Mate 600 with
Penn Senator 6.0 reels, fiberglass
rods, 12 volts, with extra motor, all
for $225 firm. 648-5662. ltp 1/9
One entertainment one sofa hide-a-
bed, one La-z-Boy recliner, 4 various
small tables & shelf units, all in excel.
cond. New, portable sewing machine.
Call 227-1255. tp 1/9
Camper top for Toyota or Mazda pick-
up truck, $200. Call 229-6392.
Two musical mobiles, $10' ea; 1 Graco
battery-operated swing, $30, 2 walk-
ers from Sears with toy attachments,
$15 ea- 1 deluxe side-by-side twin
stroller, $40. Call 827-2896. ltp /9
Treadmill Pulse Strider 2600. digital.
variable speed. $150. 229-6994.
Small round dining table with four
chairs and oak finish, $100: Sears
Lifestyler Cardlofit low impact body
workout'machine. Just like new. Call
227-7228. 2tp 1/9
Pool table $150; blue overstuffed
couch w/2, chairs. $100; 13" black/
white T.V. 815; perfect ab exercise
machine $40. Or best offer for any.
647-3354. Itc 1/9
REDUCE, burn off fat while you sleep.
Take OPAL tablets and E-Vap Diuret-
ic. Available Pitts Pharmacy in Wewa-
hitchka. 2tp 1/9
Make those old wood floors
look like new. Don't replace -
Call Circl S Enterprise
'821.82828, ask for Dusty
AKC registered black lab puppies.
Had shots, ready to go. Call 227-
7535. tfc 1/9
German shepherd puppies, $75. 648-
4148. Itp 1/9
Quaker parrot, with or without cage.
647-5106. tfc 1/9
Insure your dog's .wintry coat. Ask
Barfleld's Lawn & Garden, 229-2727
about Happy Jack Tonekote or Vita-
tabs. Delicious supplement/chewable
vitamin. 6tc 1/2
,DOG GROOMING PLUS, 227-3611.
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & bats.
PET & PROPERTY TENDERS. In
your home. pet sitting by Joey and
Marie Romanellif 229-1065. tfc 1/2
522 9th St., 3 bdrm., 2 ba., separate
living room, dining, den, screened
porch, deck, above ground 24' pool,
ceiling fans, oak cabinets, $62,500.
227-1708 after 4 p.m. tfc 1/9
3 bdrm., 2 ba. house w/2 partially
finished apartments on 1.5 lots.
$55.000. 227-7424. 11 1/9
2009 Marvin Ave. $121,500
3 Bedrooms, 2 baths. Land. 75150Y
SPECIAL FEATURES Step-down iv. rm. w,'brck fireplace, custom birch cab-
met .n lutchen, cu-rdn pleated shades & bhnds, ceramic nie foyer. Ig. pnvate
master bath & bdrm. w/French doors to deck.,'pano. L Pe back yard with
wooden pnvicy fence and custom 2-story pliy -fort". Pnie nmludes-
range/oven, range hood, d.w, disp, care, blindi/!hades, ceiling fn'.
Made to Last
Different Styles to Fit Any
Opening 1" Pressure Treated
Lumber & Insect Screen.
Finish & Installation Available
Call Andy for Free Estimate
Eirl #nobel Insured/Licensed
Have Welder Will Travel
For All Your Welding Needs Including Aluminum & Stainless
lowest Prices i Town
Boat Trailers Hitches Trucks Etc.
(90) 649-599, AMeuico each, FL
S. LIC N RF0051042
FREE ESTIMATES RG 005 1 0s
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW' CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA 904/229-6821
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SEIluKT
: : Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 o i/4 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
A/C, Heating, Refrigeration, and Ice
Vta Machine (Sales/Service)
Ventilation Sheet Metal Fab. Natural
Gas & Electrical Equipment Contractor
Service Co. Pi.
e ce ', Wewahitchka, FL 32465
State Mech: #RM0066465 Ernie "Cooter" Harden/Owner
Phone 904-639-2454 Cel. Ph. #227-5036 tic 6/20
4i(r-' THE CABINET
.- l -: Custom Kitchen and Bath
Jeff Powell, Owner
S580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (904) 648-4088
No payment no interest
until April 1997
ST. JOE RENT-ALL
706 Ist St. 227-2112
White Snapper Sthl Echo
Outdoor Power Products
Three bedroom, 2 story brown brick
house in Port St. Joe on Gautier Me-
morial 'Lane, next to park, $195,000.
Includes furniture. Firm. Ala. 205-
332-8123 or Fla. 904-648-4740.
Two bedroom townhouse on water-
front off 38th St., 117-D South.
$139,000 Firm, including furniture.
Ala. 205-332-8123 or Fla, 904-
648-4740. tfc 1/2
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-
592-5071. 9tp 12/5
4 bdrm., 2 ba. home. 909 20th St.,
75x 180' fenced yard. new carpet new
roof, 15x30 above ground pool, patio
deck, 12x12 frame, utility shed,
$82,500. 616-729-4203 days, 616-
432-3066 evenings, or Todd Realty,
227-1501. tfc 1/2
Wewa. one bdrm.. one ba. trailer w/
large screened porch, carport, nice
large comer lot near public boat land-
ing. $27,000. 639-5920. tfe 1/2
PORT ST. JOE
Alcoholics Anonymous, Surfside Se-
renity Group, meets Mon.. Wed. Fri..
at 7:30 p.m. CSTat 1st United Metho-
dist Church, 22nd St. Mexico Beach.
Catherine L. Collier
i.. Lrenpendctt Sales Representatitve
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
Average Stump $10.00
A 1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
A-1 OIL 8
Monday Friday, 9-6
Saturday 8-5 CST
COMPLETE OIL CHANGE
$ 18.95 plus tax
We Custom Bend Pipe for You.
Outboard Motor Repair.'
Owned & Operated by Danny Clayton.
133 S. 2nd St. Wewa
639-4174 or 639-4175
Interior & Exterior
Painting by: DeGraff
~'' i e
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with sep-
tic tank & well. $2,5000 down,
$132.16 m6. Call George, 229-6031.
2.73 acres for sale at Sunshine
Farms, corner lot, $15,000 negotia-
ble. 827-2379. tfc 11/9'
For sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'x16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
until. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. tfc 1/2
1/2 acre lot with septic tank. Over-
street Road. Owner financing, 227-
.2020, ask for Billy. tfc 1/2
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off O\erstreet Road, 9 miiles
south ofWewa. Owner financing. Call'
229-6961. tfc 1/2
Bay front home. executive 3 bedroom,
2 bath. fully furnished. immaculate.
227-7506. .. : tfc 1/2
Lot for sale: Howard Creek. one acre.
septic tank and deep well. $11.000.
827-2990. tfe 1/2
Lot on Court St, $500 down, $225
month. Owner finance; $17,900. 648-.
5328.. tc 1/2
'221 Court St.. mobile home pretty lot.
$33,000. 648-5328. ief 1/2.
301 Woodward Ave.. cleared lotL
zoned commercial and light Industrl-;
al. 227-3313 days, 648-4088 after 5.
Want to Buy: house in Port SL 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., Idt., utility
rm. cen. heat and air. corer lot, 115
Sailfish St.. Highland View. 227-1604.
By appointment only. tfc 1/2
By Owner 2 bedrooms, 2 bath. loft. 3
decks, pool/hot tub available. 108
Boardwalk Ave.. Cape San Bias. 647-
3828. tfc 1/2
TOTAL NAIL CARE
Certified Nail Technician
1905 Long Ave., Port St. Joe
Wolff Tanning System Call for Appt.
Say You Saw It In.The Star!
WILLIE M.H. ROC E
^ WORK ..,
: Hogging ,
& Land Levelling
Call Matt Walker
Houses, Driveways, Patios,
Sidewalks, Mobile Homes,
Pe'ee Heating & Cooling
LICENSED INSURED SALES ANDSERVICE
A/C Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
State Uc. NRA0086486 229-COOL
PUMP REPAIR & SALES LICENSED INSTALLERS
MH & MI IRRIGATION
forAll Your Watering Needs
HAL KEELS FREE 229-2738
JAMES WILEY ESTIMATES 227-7205
IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
WEWAHITCHKA STATE BANK,
a Florida corporation,
DONNA Fl DICKENS, deceased,
her unknown heirs and devisees,
JAMES A. PEARSON and STATE
HOUSING INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP
Defendants. CASE NO. 96-392CA
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO; The Unknown hers and
devisees of Donna F. Dickens,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
for Foreclosure has been filed against you ind you
are'requlred to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to this action on DAVID C. GASKIN,
ESQ., PlalnTffs attorney. whose address Is Post
Office Box 185, Wewahlichka, Florida 32465, on or
before the 24th day of January. 1997. and ile the
original with the Clerk of this Court either before
service on plaintlfls attorney or Immediately there-
Safter; otherwise a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded In the petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court
on the 21st day of November. 1996.
Benny C. Lister
Clerk of Circtlt Court
By/s/ Benny C. Lister
S' Deputy Clerk
4tc, January 2;.9, 16. and 23. 1997.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CrfZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS
BANK OF PORT ST. JOE;
DAVID JASON ALLEN and wife,
JENNIFER ANNE ALLEN, and:
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA.
SNOTIC OF SALE
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
Jimnary 6, 1997, and entered In CivilCase No. 96-
366-CA of the Circuit Court in and for Gulf County.
wherein CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK OF
PORT ST. JOE is Plaintiff and DAVID JASON
ALLEN and wife, JENNIFER ANNE ALLEN, and
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, are the Defendants, I
will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the front
door of the Gulf County Courthouse In Port St Joe.
Florida, at 11:00 am., EST, on the 29th day of
January, 1997, the following described property as
'set forth in said Final Judgment to-wit .
Lot Eight (8). Block Forty-Seven 147). City
of Port SL Joe, Florida. according to an
official plat thereof on flie In the Office of
the Clerk of Circuit Court. Gulf County, ,
DATED this 6th day of January, 1997.
Benny C. User. Clerk ofCourt
S By /s/t Vaughan
2tc. January 9 and 16. 1997.
2012 Lono Ave. -$72,900
HAN N ON
4bndroomsr 2bths. Land .7. re PORT ST JOE
SPECIAL FEATiRES Lnground pool wicermiu hle surround Two large lors
completely eenced w/ les. Parmlly completed cruLua dn.e. Central heat & 227-1450l
air. Spicious cnered pino Interior needs to be remodeled A greja 'iixer-
upper' and good invesmenl. Price mdudes range lgas), refng range hood,
dishwasher, ceiling fan, blinds.
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House 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
1401 Palm Blvd., $89,500
4 Bedroom 2 baths. Land: 94n' REALTY INC.
SPECIAL FEATURES.: Kitchen remodeled w/all new ,ablnet, countenops, PORT ST JOE
-applance & floor-covering. Pnv. master bdrm. w/oak.loors.& ceramtlctiled O .J
bath. Dining area opens to Ig. screened porch Paved drive & 2-car carport, until
rm, attic storage. Cen. air unn only 2 yrs. old; thermal windows 3 yrs. old. 227-1450
Price Includes: range top, wall oven, dishwasher, rerig, newchandelier in din-
ing area, carpet, blinds, window treatments, ceiling fins.
JH Elizabeth W. Thompson
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
Office: Hwy. 98 at 19th St., Mexico Beach
Mailing Address: Rt. 3, Box 167, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FAX: (904) 648-4247
904-648-5683 or 1-800-582-2990
After Hours: Jay Rish, Associate Broker, 904-229-1070,
Brenda Miller, Salesperson, 904/648-5435
Houses, Houses, Houses
We Have One to Fit Every Family!.
125 Palmetto Street This 2.4 acre parcel in the Overstreet community consists of
both wooded and cleared land,' arid stretches-from county road to county road. The
wooded area contains .944 acres, the back parcel contains .48 acres, and the front
parcel contains .964 acres. There are two septic tanks, two wells (one deep, one shal-
low), one 60' x 24' doublewide mobile home which has 3 BR 1 1/2 BA, and is unfur-
nished. It has a new roof, Horizon vinyl windows, new carpeting, new AC, new gas
furnace, fenced, satellite dishes, decks, and storage buildings. The perfect country
estate. Call Brenda Miller today for an appointment.. PRICE: $71,400.00
231 Whitfield Landing Rd. rustic 3 bdrm., 1 1/2 ba. frame house on 2 big lots with
deeded access to boat landing and camping area. A large Fla. room. combines with
large kitchen area, dining area, living room with stone and tile fireplace, decks all
around, CH&A, septic and deep well, outside storage building. Additional 2 lots also
for sale. Ask Brenda Miller for more information. PRICE: $68,900.00
238 NAN NOOK DRIVE A very cute 2 BR 1 BA house on a 75' x 115' lot in a quiet
neighborhood. Large LR/DR area, large kitchen,'inside laundry room, appliances
include refrigerator, stove, hood, CH&A, fans. The vinyl siding exterior and vinyl win-,
dows are lifetime guaranteed, 2 year old storage building, sun deck, second deck, 24'
round pool. Income producing. Brenda Miller has all the details. PRICE: $65,000
REDUCED TO: $59,900.00.
316 HATLEY DRIVE Center unit in triplex building has 3 BR 2 BA with approx. 900
SF. It has vaulted ceilings, an inside laundry room with W/D hookups, eat-in kitchen
with stove and new refrigerator, new AC unit. It also has double french doors leading
to its own private back yard area. Is presently rented, has been rented consistently.
Call Brenda Miller for more information. Adjacent parcel consisting of one acre is also
for sale. PRICE: $50,000.00.
ST. JOE BEACH
NEW LISTING: 7118 Georgia Ave. Great brick 3 BR 2 BA 1600 SF, has been well
maintained, and has several features which make it unique. The CH&A is.new, new
carpet, new paint, 2 hot water heaters, a second septic for either a Mother-In-Law's
apartment or guest cottage, or for rental property. Brick with vinyl trim for low mainte-
nance, sprinkler system (new pump), fenced and landscaped. Appraised at $15,000
over asking price. See or call Brenda Miller for an appointment. PRICE: $105,000.00.
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