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FIFTY-NINTH YEAR, NUMBER 21
INDUSTRY-DEEP WATER PORT FINE PEOPLE SAFEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456* THURSDAY, JANUARY 23; 1997
Bid Let to Renovate Reid Avenue
Construction Co. Is Successful
Bidder;Job to be Completed In Four Months
Following the recommendation of the pro-.
ject engineers (Preble-Rish Consulting
Engineers) the city commission awarded Royal
American Construction Company, Panama'
City, the contract for the downtown Port St. Joe
revitalization project in its session Tuesday
Royal American was the low bidder for the
project at $711,474.27. Bill Kennedy:(Preble-
Rish.engipeer) told the board he had met with
representatives of the company and completed
a background check before making his recom-
The bids bring to a climax nearly 10 years
of planning and intensive studies made of sug-
gestions submitted by the School :tof
Architecture. University of Florida, over a peri-
od of time.
The city has received a :$600,000
Community Development Block Grant and
5, i ".^ i-^ ^ i
committed to fund extensive stormwater
drainage work in the downtown area as "in'
kind"-matching funds to give Reid Avenue a
The project will create a walking mall
atmosphere along Reid' with new streets, side-
walks, lighting, landscaping and park benches
to highlight the area. The contractor will have
'14 days to begin the contract work once it has-
been finalized and signed. He will then have
four months to complete the project.
Kennedy said the contractor had assured
him that every effort will be made to keep the
area as accessible as possible for patrons and
merchants along the business district. "They
said access to store entrance ways would be
maintained and sidewalk work would be sched-
uled around busy times and normal business
hours as much as possible," according to
Street lights began
coming down on Reid Ave-
nue this-week in preparaz-
tion for Constrtction work
Among the lights taken
down was the "stop" signal
light at the corner of Reid
and Third, which has di-
rected traffic at that cor-
ner for many years. The
light is shown being taken
down in the top photo, and
lies in the back of a truck,
in the lower photo.
The light is not likely
to be re-installed once the
renovation of the area is
A different treatment is
scheduled for the corner.
The. Port St. Joe City
Commission. received a short list
of three applicants for Chief of
Police from their review commit-
tee. decided to advertise for bids
for the .Ward Ridge water and
sewer project, and discussed
plans for funding and building the
city proposed marina project dur-
, ing .a busy meeting Tuesday
-. evening:. '-
Police Chief Recommendation
The Commission received a
short list of three recommenda-
tions to be considered for Chief of
Police from the application review
In a letter from committee
chairman George Y. Core. John E.
Williams (Pembroke Pines), Lt.
James Russell Hersey (Port St.
Joe Police Department), and Jay
Leffert (Winter Park) were submit-
ted to the board as the top three
applicants for the position.
After a short discussion, the
commission decided to hold a
workshop Wednesday afternoon
at 5:00 to discuss and review the
applicants before making a final
Chief of Police Choice
Narrowed Down to Three
Extension of W & S Lines to Ward Ridge Is
Scheduled to Go Out for Bids Within a Week
decision at their next board meet-
'Ward Ridge Water & Sewer
Philip Jones (Preble-Rish '
engineer) asked for 'and received
permission to advertise to con-
struct water and sewer services
for the Ward Ridge area.
Included In that project Is the
-e"xtension- .of--the -service to the
intersection of Highway 98 and
Garrison Avenue to provide water
and sewer to the Gulf Coast.
'Community College Gulf/Frank-.
lin Center scheduled to be con-
structed this year.
Jones said final plans for the
service would be completed next
week and ready to be included in
bid packets. Mayor Frank Pate
signed the water and sewer per-
mit application during the meet-
ing, getting the ball rolling on the
state's permittirig phase of the
The board briefly discussed
future construction plans for the
city marina being planned for the
old Hess Oil terminal property at
the southern end of First Street.
One option discussed by the
board is to advertise for proposals
to build, finance and manage the
marina on the property under a
joint venture with the city.
Included in the proposal would be
lease arrangements and the
$900.000 EDA grant ($675,000
-grant funds and $225;000'city-
matching funds) awarded to the
The board is also looking Into
securing a loan to construct the
marina outright, then leasing its
management to pay back the loan
'and generate revenues.
Final construction cost esti-
mates range between 2.5 and 3
million dollars over the DCA grant
DEP is currently considering
the city's permit application for
the project and the Department of
Community Affairs (DCA) has the
project under review. DCA is con-
sidering whether to designate the
project a Development of Regional
(See CHIEF on Page 3
Beach Dwellers, Landlubbers, Agree to Set of Beach Driving Rules
In Workshop Session Mediated by County Commissioner Warren Yeager, Woody Miley and Anna Marie Hartman Friday
A workshop on continued,
beach driving access resulted in a
definition of the concerns of both
sides of the question with a sur-
S prising amount of agreement be-
tween the forces which would
deny access and those who would
maintain the privilege .
The main'point of contention
was the lack of enforcement by
law enforcement agencies in the
past and how much a more effec-
tive enforcement would cost Gulf
County. Jerry Nelson, one of the
"anti's" and a resident of the
beach area in question, said,
"Past enforcement has been next
When contacted by The Star,
Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen said the department's
current policy calls for seven day
per week, eight hours per day pa-
trol of the beach, spread out over
a 24 hour period during the sum-
mer high traffic months.
"We do our best to patrol
beach driving as well as we can
but there will be occasions when
an officer will not be in. the imme-
diate vicinity of a problem. We
will respond to all calls as soon
as possible," McKeithen said.
He and Gulf County Commis-
sioner Warren Yeager will be
meeting this week to discuss
ways and means of handling the
S enforcement of night time closure
during the turtle nesting months.
David Roche, Corbett Howell
'and County Commissioner War-
ren Yeager expressed concern for
the cost involved to Gulf County
; to provide enforcement at the lev-
el necessary to control the driving.
process to' an acceptable degree
to the residents of the area.
A spirited discussion-
though not as 'spirited' as the ini-
tial discussion of this disagree-
ment nearly a year ago-was car-
ried on for nearly an hour and a
half by the 50 or so interested
persons In attendance at the pub-
lic workshop. A representative qf
the Sheriffs Department was not
in attendance,but was one of the
most lively topics of discussion,
since the solution for the disa-
greement seemed to be two-fold;
enforcement of whatever steps
are agreed upon and protection of
turtle nesting plots.
In fact the turtle nesting pro-
tection was written in the agree-
ment as a point of concern.
Gated access to .the beach
will be strictly controlled at the
time of turtle nesting. It was
Agreed there would be no night
driving during these times, except
by registered members of the vol-
untary "turtle patrol". The'county
would be responsible for remov-
ing any ruts or deep tracks in the
vicinity of turtle nests to prevent
the young hatchlings from be-
coming trapped, in the ruts on
their dash to the- water immedi-
'ately after hatching out.
A daily turtle patrol before
the beaches are open to traffic-
before 9:00 a.m.-will be con-
ducted on the entire beach affect-
ed, that is, between Stump Hole
and St. Joseph's State Park.
A point of further concern is
protection of the vegetation and
dunes. It was agreed there would
be no driving on the dunes or
landward of the vegetation line as
a protective measure, to both.. s ;
At times when' the tide is too
high to avoid the dunes or en-
croaching on the vegetation line
to avoid driving in the water, the
beaches would be closed to vehic-
ular traffic. Monitors will be in
charge of determining this condi-
wooay mley, director o mhe Apalacnico-
la Bay Aquatic Preserve and a committee
member of St. Joseph Bay committee,
tion and closing the barricades at
all legal access points to beach
All points not designated as
legal access will be barricaded.
County Commissioner Warren Yeager and
Anna Marie Hartman, DEP official, preside
According to County Commis-
sioner Warren Yeager, the county
commission has instructed its at-
torney, Tim McFarland, to go
through the ordinance, weeding
out the sections which no longer
apply, adding new requirements
as agreed uponby the beach driv-
ing committee and presented to
the board for discussion and
There was a general consen-
sus among those present' that
permit-holders would abide by
the agreed-upon regulations. The
ones who will ignore the rules are
not going to purchase permits in
the first place. 'This person must
be kept off the beaches," Yeager
'You need to embark on an
intensive plan of educating the
public as to their responsibilities
for driving on the beach," Jerry
'You're right," Yeager re-
sponded, "and we're going to do
just that with a printed brochure
of do's and don'tt' to be handed
out with each permit purchased."
Each member of the commit-
tee expressed a confidence that
the agreement worked out by
both sides of the matter, could be
adhered to and enforced.
FDEP made the initial recom-
mendation to stop all beach driv-
ing on the 6.2 mile section of St.
Joseph Peninsula as a proposed
change to the aquatic preserve
(See BEACH on Page 3)
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PAGE TWO .THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 1997
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YOU CAN STOP BEING anxious about when the.world will
end, according to a scientific paper written by two astrophysi-
cists, Fred Adams and Gregory Laughlin. [Do those -names
sound like the name "God" to you?]
They say, in their scientific paper, that they have used sim-
ple physics to come to their conclusion and claim the earth will
last another 20 billion years before the light of the sun gives out
and does this old world in. They don't exactly give the exact
year, the month or day on which all this will happen, but they go
out on a limb to pinpoint the end as .20 billion years in the fu-
The Bible [God's word] says no man knows when He will te
cause the world to end. 61
ADAMS AND IAUGHLIN have even gone so far as to claim h:
the universe will never end even after the sun's light is
snuffed out from lack of fuel to maintain its light, but that the II
universe will continue to exist in an atomic state. A
Let's see, they claim that will happen on the advent, of the
universe's 100 trillionth birthday. They describe, "100 trillion" as
a "1" followed by 14 zeros. That isn't exactly the first Tuesday of
next month! They qualify their predictions by stating that they
merely started figuring, "taking the laws of physics as they un-,
derstand them today.
According to Adams and Laughlin the life of the universe is'
only a mere 100 trillion years and we've already used, up be-, I
tween 10 and, 15 billion years of this life expectancy figure. If
you're adding and subtracting these figures and they don't come
exactly even, that's because the sun being snuffed out and life
ending on earth is scheduled to come several billion years before
the universe goes completelydead you see :;
MATHEMATICIANS SOMETIMES call the figure used to de-
scribe the life expectancy of the universe, a googoll". That's a'
good descriptive word for the year the lights all go out. It sou hds
so "scientific" and all. It actually reminds us of the first sound a
baby makes. Although babies don't add the "gol", they certfaiily '
do their share of "goo". .
Adams and Laughlin admit they will be forced to alter their
predictions as man understands more about "simple physics".:;
The one who created physics does tell us, however, in Matthew..
24: 36 that no man knows; not even students of physics.
Full Speed Ahead
WE'VE ALERTED YOU TO the fact that development is go-
ing to start popping the first of this year, several times in the re-
cent past. Well, that "future" is now upon us and the city com-
mission meeting of Tuesday night is scheduled to be the starting
point for several different projects, all of which will boost Port St.
Joe's present and future.
Bids are scheduled to be awarded on the downtown develpp-
nent project. Bids are also scheduled to be called for to perform
at least: two other major construction projects. These will be .rat-
ized within the next few months and be complete by mid-year, or
at least they are scheduled to be complete.
ONE PROJECT FACES A final hurdle [which may be more
akin to a skip] before it is finally fully approved for construction,
by state agencies. This was the marina, scheduled to be built at
the foot of First Street. The state agency scheduled to give its ap-
proval before construction begins is still studying data submit-
ted by the city's environmental consultants late last year. How-
ever, this is expected by local officials to be more of a routine
activity and they foresee no problems. The worst scenario could H
possibly require a DRI study which would delay the construction
for a long period of time. Local engineers have designed the facil- ,
ity to avoid a necessity for this particular study, but a failui-e to'
follow procedure made it a possibility, :.
An answer to a letter, due from the tity's environmental firm,
simply had not been received on time by the Department of
Community Affairs. : _
BIDS WERE SCHEDULED to be opened on the Reid Avenue
project, Tuesday, and the.job awarded to the successful bidder.
Bids were scheduled to be advertised to construct the Ward
Ridge water and sewer extension. Proposals were to be sent out
on building the marina.
It's all coming together for us here in Port St. Joe in the first
quarter of the new year, just as we predicted.
Hunker Down with Kes
Ernest Tubb ended every
performance I ever saw or "hear
ll of' with these simple words
f advice, "Be good to your neigh-
ors and,' by golly, you're gonna
ave better neighbors."
NO;, old E. T. probably had,
ke all oif.s. good days and bad.
nd in a lengthy life that
,. ez, ,; J
by Kesley Colbert
Happy New Year From E. T.!
stretched from Crisp. Texas, to
the Country Music Hall of Fame
in Nashville, Tennessee, I bet he
more than likely had some good
neighbors-and some bad!
I'm not an Ernest Tubb afici-
onado. I don't know how strictly
he adhered to his own advice.
But he was sure friendly, he
smiled a lot, he had time for eve-
rybody, and his "helping hand"
that was always extended to the
aspiring new singer is a legend in
the country music industry.
As we pause in this incuba-
tion week of a new year, we'd be
kind'a stupid if we didn't look
ahead just a little bit. What's in
store for us? What are our goals?
Do we want to do better than the
previous year? Did we, in fact,
learn anything in the past year
that we: can build on or correct
or better in the upcoming twelve
I don't know about you, but
if I could just keep from making
the same old mistakes .......
Most of my problems deal
with my own selfishness. I want
to do it my way, right now, just
like this All too often I'm con-
cerned about my feelings, my
wants. my needs, my likes, my
ideas. If you don't quickly see
how correct I am, then .....
you've got a problem!
Ring any bells?
It's what we used to call the
old "take my ball and go home"
And here's, where Ernest
Tubb enters the New Year's pic-
ture., If I'm out "being good" to a
neighbor, then at least, for the
moment, I'm not worrying about
my own selfish littleproblems.
It will do us bc( a world of
'Course, I reckon the ques-
tion of who exactly is our neigh-
bor needs to be addressed.
Thank goodness I don't have to
do it here-a carpenter from Naz-
areth beat me to, it by about two
Some of you old dogs out
there need a little help on finding
a .neighbor in the upcoming
year? I bet you 90% of all youth
related problems revolved
around loneliness and self worth.
Too. much time, not enough at-.
tention. Boy, wouldn't it be great
to have a young neighbors Maybe
this will be the year that some of
us will quit talking about the
youth of America-and start
spending some specific, designat-
ed, quality time with the lucky
ones that are out there waiting.
You could change two lives.
Hey, and a word here to any
of you teenage punks that might
be tuned in today. New year res-
olutions and good neighbors
have no age limits. Do you know
the biggest problem among old
people? Loneliness and self
worth. Too much -time, not
Why would you want to read
about World War II or Vietnam or'
the Kennedy assassination when
you could walk down the street
and get the information first
You might change two Ifves!
I tell yo,, it's.a great feeling
to be on the threshold of a brand
new year. A fresh start if we
choose to take it. If we choose to
The opportunities to do good
are limitless-I hope I'm not so
busy "carrying my ball home",
head down, angry,q that I miss
them. I've already squandered so
many over the years .....
After nearly a half century of
looking around, I've come to a re-
alization that might help us all-
there's a world of neighbors right
around where you and I lively!
In the summer of 1968 I
worked at the Grand Ole Opry
House in Nashville. For thirteen
Saturday I gave talks to tour
groups on the history of the old
Ryman Auditorium, People would'
come from Arkansas, Texas,
Maine, Oregon, Indiana, New
Guinea .... .everywhere! And
(See KESLEY on Page 3)
Suddenly, I've Changed To
THE WEATHER REPORT
predicting freezing weather for
the week end prompted me to
write this column on Thursday of
last week, while the weather was
more agreeable and livable.
I don't want to have to come
to work on Friday if the weather
is all that disagreeable. For some
strange reason I don't care, for
freezing weather any more. For
the first four or five .years in
which I ran this print. shop, the
building was heated by a wood-
fired space heater. If I kept it
stoked with firewood, I stayed,
warm. If I allowed it to go out, I
was cold before very long.
It wasn't very long before I
traded the old wood-burning
heater in on a "modern" oil-
burning space heater which ran
off a drum of kerosene kept on a,
rack outside. Pete Miller and his
Standard Oil Company kept the
drum filled with kerosene which
served my needs for several
SETA OIN SHRDLI
S- By Wesley Ramsey
THEN, ALONG ABOUT 1963,
St. Joe Natural Gas Company put
in the, city's first natural gas ser-
vice and I changed methods of
heating once again. All of these
changes came about through ma-
jor steps for me and my strug-
gling company, but the desire to
stay warm while I worked out-
weighed my thoughts.about my
lack of wherewithal to finance
these considerable changes.
I just kept a good supply of
wool shirts to wear to work and
toughed it out as best as I could.
Of course, the cold weather didn't
bother me much then. But let it
get cold now and I hunt a warm
spot to hibernate in.
Now, we have central
thermostatically controlled v
stays on 24-hours a day, s
days. a week. In other wore
stays warm at The, Star Pub
ing Company these days. It's
cry from the days of havir
carry in wood and carry .out
Our employees would rev
the' building didn't stay wan
they had to endure the unp
antness of relying on the
wood space heater. Of cour
didn't have any employees
those days.. I did it ali'myselfl
I THE COLD WEATHER didn't
seem to affect me as much in the
wood-burning days as it does in
the modern, thermiostatically con-
trolled. 24-hours a day system we
live under today.
:I enjoyed, dck 'ihuiting on
Lake Wimico In'those days. I and
my hunting partner of the day
would arise well before daylight-
when the temperature was at its
coldest-go to White City and put
heat, in at the canal for the run to Lake
whichh Wimico on a' ented boat driven
seven by'a 7 1/2 hp motor.
Several mornings we would
be on our way to the lake when it
-would be so cold the 'water
splashing on the side of the bow
of the. boat would freeze as it
splashed on the boat.
Talk about having fun!
That's the kind of cold for-
merly endured. But, no more.
If it gets below 70 I begin to
THEN, TOO, I used to belong
to the volunteer fire department a
number of cold years ago.
We could almost, with a cer-
tainty, depend on the fire alarm
going off in the middle of. the
night when a cold snap would
strike. There was just something
about those. wood-fired pot-
bellied stoves and kerosene heat-
ers which would call the volun-
teer fire department into action.
I always felt sorry for those
people who were burned out on a
cold night and had to stand
around in their night clothes,
freezing and watching their pos-
sessions go up in smoke.
In the meantime, all us fire-
men were freezing cold, too. We
had none of the bunker suits the
fire department has today; We
would shiver from the time the
first spray of water wet us down,
until we got back home and spent
at least a half hour in our warm
beds, trying to thaw out.
JUST THINKING ABOUT
those poor souls out in North Da-
kota, Montana, Utah, Washing-
ton, Oregon, etc., makes me be-
gin to shiver, remembering how it
used to be in the past years I
All of these experiences were
thrust upon me while living in the
state of Florida, too. I don't know
how I would cope with having to
live in one of the "winter" states.
I don't even know how I with-
stood the extremes of weather I
have seen here in Florida under
the guise of "having fun", or doing
the best I could manage while try-
ing to make a living.
I'm just thankful for the mod-
ern heating system I enjoy these
days and hope they don't fail me.
Of course, along with the heat
comes the valuable can't-live-
without-it benefit called air condi-
tioning during the summer
I still find it hard to believe
the earth is getting warmer.
// ---THE STAR-
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St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
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January 26 9:30 a.m. L -0.2
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 1997 PAGE SA
Missile Testing In Gulf
Test Range to be Utilized In Program
Patriot missiles are scheduled to be tested, over th
Four More Are Bi
On Drug Charges by Gulf County She
Four persons were arrest
this weekend by Gulf Coui
Sheriffs deputies and chari
with vakfdos drug-charges.
I -Charles E. Thursly;i 32,
Wewahitchka was arrested a
charged with possession of mi
juana with the intent to disti
ute, after deputies served
search warrant on his ho
Friday evening. Thursday v
released by Gulf County Jud
Robert Moore Monday on a con
(Continued from 1)
management plan early in 1996
The stretch of beach in qu
tion spans roughly the area fr
the Stump Hole. north, to the
H. Stone State Park boundary
the Gulf of Mexico side'of the
The final public hearing
the issue will be held February
at 7:00 p.m. In the Gulf Coun
Courthouse before going to i
governor and cabinet for a ft
decision In May.
(From Page 2)
they'd ask about Marty Robb
and Mr. Acuffrand Loretta L
and Johnny Cash and Er
They didn't say Ernest Tubb
.Mr. Tubb or even Ernest, it
always Ernie. Always! You'd
thought each one of them g
up across the street from him,
Or maybe Ernie's sign
wasn't a bunch of empty won
It worked for him.
Surely, it couldn't hurt us
Yours for a better ye
Wewa- Kinard 639-5176
Drive A Uttle Save A Lot
Lg. 7y/o Camellias ............. $17.99
Gallon size. in Full Bud. $5.99'
COLD HARDY CITRJS .
SSweet & Tart Kumquat, Satsuma
Orange, Meyer Lemon most in fruit.
Lg. bearing size Japanese persimmon,
Lg. Bradford Pears, Japanese
Magnolias, Pecan Trees, Crepe
Myrtles, Native Azaleas & Other Trees
& Shrubs tfc 1/16
ted That same evening. Walter
nty Wright. 38. also of Wewahltchka,
ged was arrested IntPort St. Joe on''
charges of possession of .crack v.'
of cocaine with the intent to distrib-- g-
md ute after deputies observed
-i- Wright making a drug transac-
a Also arrested was Emma Jean
me Nobles, 43, of Wewahitchka, who
Nas was charged with the sale of
dge cocaine and Antione Calvin, 21, of
idi- Port St. Joe, who was also
charged with the sale of cocaine.
(Continued from Page 1)
The marina was designed
es- within the guidelines of DRI
om requirements, but the Depart-
T. ment of Community Affairs
on reviews all projects that are
pe- designed at- 80% or more of DRI
minimum requirements. Post
Buckley Consultants (environ-
on mental consultants for the city)-
nty1 will be meeting with DCA in the
ty near future to answer DCA's
nal questions concerning the mari-
na's potential impact on St.
In Other Business
e*Held a public hearing for
Input Into the city's Comprehen-
sive Plan Evaluation and
Mins *Accepted A & R. Fence
ynn Company's low bid of $10,723.00
nle. to fence a new T-ball field on
Sor Tenth Street.
was eAwarded Fuqua & Sons a bid
I a' of $267,652.00 to paint the
rew Wastewater Treatment Plant.
eDecided to ask the Gulf
County Building Department to
off notify the Port SL Joe Downtown
ds Redevelopment Committee of
building permit applications In
the Redevelopment District for
S their review. The committee made
the request in an effort to main-
tain some continuity in develop-
ear, ment project in the area.
5 to 9 p.m. at
PSJ High School
Representatives from the
S.Ballistic Missile Defense
Organization in Washington, D.C.
Sand from Eglin will host a public
Meeting from 5 to 9 p.m. on
January. 23 at the Port St. Joe
: High School. They will describe a
r proposal., to conduct Theater
Missile Defense (TMD) flight test-
ing over the Gulf of Mexico. This
meeting is part of the public scop-
ing process for the Theater Missile
Defense Extended Test Range
Impact Statement for the Eglin
Gulf Test Range.
Safety and environmental
impact associated with testing
theater missile defense systems in
the Eglin Air Force Base Gulf Test
S Range will be the subject matter
of six public hearings along the
Gulf of Mexico stretching from the
Florida Keys back up and around
Booster .to Fort Walton Beach.
DActions under review include
Drop .construction of launch sites and
Zone test support facilities in the
Florida Keys and at Eglln proper-
ties in Okaloqsa and Gulf coun-
,ties. Also under review is the pos-
,sible' launching of target missiles
from Eglin properties, the Florida
a Keys, or aircraft, and interceptor
missiles from Eglin properties or
ships in the Gulf of Mexico.
Proposed testing would begin in
uis route in the Gulf. 1999, according to Janet Tucker.
an Eglin public affairs official.
Gulf County comes into the
ste d picture because Eglin's site on
Cape San bias is intended to be
steused as one of the primary
launching sites for testing and
riff's Deputies developing the Patriot Advanced
Capability (PAC-3) Missile under
Calvin attempted to flee from engineering and manufacturing
deputies, but was captured after a development contract
short fobdtchasb. :--'" "';r~. '' : According to Major 'Tom,
-;- ;- ndy(ject manager). he.
..m~n '. -C. ,,,sts '.are:.,..Intended, .to.'boost.
seminar on Civil America's ballistic missile defense
capabilities. A maximum of 24
Rights Movement tests per year Wvill occur beginning
in 1999 with, PAC-3s being used
A course investigating how to intercept both land-launched
the modern civil rights movement and sea-launched ballistic mis-
unfolded over the ten year period smiles over the waters of the Gulfof
1953 to 1963 will be offered at Mexico.
Gulf Coast Community College on
Tuesday. February 4 to March
25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Exploring this time period in
depth, "Civil Rights Movement"
will focus on how a dominated
group organized into forces such
as the church, SCLP, NAACP,
CORE, SNCC, HFS, SCEF and
FOR, and their relationship to the
movement and participants. It
will examine how the movement
was energized through music,
trenchant sermons and challeng-
ing oratory, as well as the move-
ment's opposition as well.
Register in person at Gulf
Coast Community College. If two
years have passed since attending
GCCC, or If this is the first time a
course will be taken with the
credit option, report to the
Admissions Office to complete an
application form. Then, to regis-
ter, go to the Lifelong Learning
Center on the second floor of the
Student Union Building. For more
Information, call 872-3823.
A beginner's workshop, spon-
sored by the Bay County
Genealogical Society, will be held
on Saturday. February 8 at 9:00
a.m. In the Bay County Public
Library meeting room. The cost of
the workshop is $10 and it will be
taught by Nancy Roberts and
Natalie Thompson. For more
Information, call 872-9882 or
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Interceptor missiles only will
be launched from Eglin's facilities,
at the Cape.
During the public hearings,
Cape residents, commercial fish-
'ermen, and other affected parties
will have a chance to discuss how
the test will impact them during
the test periods.
Major Kennedy pointed out,
that currently approximately 30
countries have ballistic missile
capabilities. "By the year 2000,
we estimate that figure to grow to
40." he added, stressing this
country's need for ballistic missile
All tests will be directed
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Port St. Joe Beach
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Patriot missile blasts off from its launch site, which will
be located in the Florida Keys area.
toward the Gulf of Mexico but
traffic near the launch window
and commercial and recreational
fishermen will need to be clear of
the flight path, Kennedy said.
Background information on
the Theater Missile Defense
Extended Test Range Environ-
mental Impact statement, com-
pleted in 1994, is available for
review at the Gulf County Library
in Port St. Joe. More information
on the current proposal is on the
Eglin homepage at http://www..
according to Tucker.
Informational displays and
fact sheets will be available
throughout the meeting. There
will be formal presentations at
5:30 and 7 p.m. Public members
may present their comments fol-
lowing the formal presentations
or they can provide written com-
ments in the information hall,
according to Major Tom Kennedy,
Eglin's program .manager for
Theater Missile Defense.
For more information about
the meeting, please contact the
Eglin public affairs office at (904)
The \Gulf County
shop on Tuesday, January 28, 1997 at 5:45
p.m., E.S.T., in the County Commission
Meeting Room to discuss the Evaluation
and Appraisal Report on the Gulf County
Comprehensive Plan. Verbal or written
comments concerning the EAR are
Questions concerning the Evaluation and
Appraisal Report should be referred to the
Gulf County Planning and Building office
at (904) 229-8944 or (904) 229-6111.
1TC, JANUARY 23, 1997
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TAFB Fighter Wing Commander
The Saint Joseph's Bay
Chapter, National Society Daugh-
ters of the American Revolution
met for the regular meeting at
noon on January 15 at St.
Joseph's Bay Country Club.
Leona Mahler, National
Defense Chairman, introduced
Brigadier General and Mrs. John
Campbell, guests of the chapter
and speakers for the day.,General
SCampbell is the 325th Fighter
Wing Commander at Tyndall Air
Force Base and is responsible for
-training all U S Air Force F-15 air
to air pilots and weapons direc-
Mrs. Campbell, following the
Local DAR on Defense
National Defense theme of the
meeting, spoke on "Patriotism",
citing several examples of patrio-
tism in the armed forces experi-
enced during her stays in Iceland,
Germany and the United States.
Quoting a renowned author, Mrs.
Campbell pointed.out that patrio-
tism, like charity, does begin at
General Campbell followed
this inspirational message by tak-
ing questions about national
defense at Tyndall Air Force Base
from the members gathered at the
Other guests were Milinda
Mulllns and Marie. Steele-
Romanelli. Delegates to the
Florida State Society DAR
Conference were elected. Regent
Nancy Howell, Vice-Regent Betty
Ann Owens, Recording Secretary
Jean Heathcock, DAR School
Chairman Caroline Norton, and
Registrar Mary Pridgeon will rep-
resent Saint Joseph Bay Chapter
at the State Conference in
Orlando in March.
Words cannot express the
gratitude of the local chapter to
the Campbells for their time and
effort except to say: "Do come
Couple Wed In Candlelight Ceremony
Cheyenne Renee Manieri
became the bride of Robert
Zielinski Edwards of Charlotte,
North Carolina, In a candlelight
ceremony at the First Baptist
Church. The brides the daughter
of Rick and Edith Godfrey of Port
S St. Joe, and the granddaughter of
George and Audra McLawhon and
Elmore and Betty Godfrey of Port-
St Joe, and Elizabeth Meagher of
Miami. The bridegroom is the son
of Raymond and-Jackie Zielinski
of Charlotte. He is the grandson of
the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Edwards and Mrs. and Mrs.
Reverend Gary Smith per-
formed the double ring ceremony.
Music was presented by Edwina
Lawrence, pianist: Sharon
Watson, organist; Brigette and
Meredith Godfrey, sisters of the
bride. Kristi and Lelgh Lawrence,
Lisa Keels and Tim Birgenheier,
cousin of the bride, .vocalists.
Vocal selections included -There
1 Love", "Sunrise, Sunset", "Only
God Can Love You More",
"Household of Faith", "The Lord's
Prayer", and "Grow Old With Me".,
Charlotte Pierce directed 'the
Wedding. Floral design was by
Tim Ard of Fort Walton Beach and
The chiming of the hour her-
aided the beginning of the proces-
sional. Entering on the arm of her-
grandfather. George McLawhon.
Sr., Cheyenne was then presented
in marriage by her parents. The
bride wore a formal sheath gown
of white, satin, Re-embroidered
alencon lae, embellished with
pearls, iridescents and tiny satin
rose buds fashioned the sheer
bodice with its long sheer-fitted
sleeves. Her detachable train fell
from the waistline, adorned with
satin rose buds and finished with
matching lace. Her fully pouffed
chapel-length veil flowed from a
pearl and iridescent-incrusted
-headpiece, custom designed to
match her gown by Linda Evans
of Savannah, Georgia.
The elegant candlelight cere-
mony was highlighted by an.
abundance of white flowers
arranged in large white urns on
columns draped with tulle and
three arched brass candelabras.
Accompanying spiral candelabras .
were adorned with flowers, green-
eiy and tulle. The focal point of
the altar was a massive arch filled
with white calla lilies, gladioli.
roses, spider mums, and ferns,
entwined with tulle.
Bridesmaids entered the
sanctuary to the; music' of
"Pacihelbel Canon D". Michele
Green of Atlanta, Georgia. sister
of the groom, attended the bride K
as matron of honor. Maids of
honor were Brigette and Meredith
Godfrey. sisters of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Renee
Davenport, of Savannah, Georgia
and Vivian Miller of Port SL Joe.
The bride's attendants wore long
sheath gowns of black crepe, fea-
turning sheer, halter necklines.
accented with covered buttons in
the back. They carried arm bou-
quets of white calla lilies arid
Raymond Zielinski served his
son as best man. Groomsmen
were, Ty and Brett Matthews of
Charlotte. Jeff Green of Atlanta.
brother-in-law of the groom, Matt
Simentacchi of Charlotte, and
John Ball of Savannah.
Following the wedding cere-'
mony, a reception was held in the
fellowship hall of the church. The
tables were adorned with large
arrangements of spring flowers
and candelabra. Assisting were
Kristi andc eigh Lawraence, 'Tina
Pelffer, Ti'ai ; Peiffer, Karen
McCroan. Mrs. Jerr Barnes. and
Mrs. Buddy Wood.
On the eve of the wedding, the
bridegroom's parents entertained
the wedding party, families, and
out-ofitown guests with an infor-
mal rehearsal dinner
Following a wedding trip to
Cancun. Mexico. the couple,-
returned to their new home in
Charlotte, North Carolina.
S' Mr. and Mrs. Robert Z. Edwards
Plan 1st Gulf County
The heritage of each and 7:00 p.m. in the Port St. Joe'
every one of us is a fascinating Piblic Lib rary for the first geneal-
thing. Who hasn't dreamed of ori- ; ogy meeting in Gulf County.
gins of distant members of the For more information, call
family who lived in another place. Beverly Mount Douds at 229-
in another time? Who hasn't seen
an old photograph, or a person 1094 or the library at 229-8879.
that bore a striking resemblance' and ask for Jean Faliski.
to themselves, and thought.
"What if ... .7" So what are you
waiting for? Get started on the
search for your family roots!
Everyone is welcome to gath-
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301 Reid Ave. Open 9:30 to 5:30
Brigadier General and Mrs. John Campbell, shown above,
spoke to members of:the St. Joseph's Bay Chapter, National
Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Sea Oats & Dunes Members
The Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club met Tuesday.
January 14 in the community
room of the St. Joe Beach Fire
Station.. The president, Sally
Malone, called the meeting to
order at 10:00 a.m, followed by
the devotion, given by Virginia
Petros and the pledge led by
Belinda Parham. Hostesses were
Mildred Behmke, Agnes Short,
Birdeen Tollar and Virginia i
Petros. Guests, Helen Proctor.
Valerie Jones and Marie Evans
were introduced; as well as the
newest member, Jane Forster.::
Susie Pippin, 2nd Vice
President. introduced Ernie
Hendricks who spoke on
"Camellias". He stated that camel-
las should be planted In the fall
and were relatively easy to grow,
but the gardner needed a lot of
patience. They grow best along
the coastline in spite of the fact
that camellias need acid soil. The
gardener, therefore, must take
care to leech the salt from the soil
rand add acid as well as fertilizer..
'Mr; Hendricks stated he preferred -
10-10-10. 8-8-8, or 6-6-6.
Since the area's sandy soil
dries so quickly. he also suggest-
ed that mulch, consisting of pine
needles or bark, be used around
the plants. They also need some
protection in the summer as well
as the severe winter weather. As a
rule the plant will not be harmed
by the cold. but the buds or flow-
ers may freeze.
"There are over 80 species of
camellias,. he stated, "and the
dominate types are Japonica.
sasangua and reticulata The col-
Sors range from purple to white
with mixtures of any two colors.
The club is planning a field
trip to Constitution Museum in
Port St. Joe on January 20. The
public is invited. Cars will be leav-
ing the St. Joe Beach Fire Station
at 9:30 a.m. (ET), or one could
meet the group at the museum at
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Mason Is One!
Mason Simmons had his first
birthday on December 6. Mason
celebrated with his family by hav-
ng a Winnie the Pooh partyon
Saturday, December 7. His
guests were his grandparents
Raymond and Carol Jean Bur-
rows and Kathy and Jerry Sim-
mons. his uncles, aunts, and
cousins. Robert and Brenda Red-
mon. Tarah and.Travis Scott and
Donna Lucas, Chad and Jerred.
Uncle Jerry, Mr. Ralph and Mike
Knight and Kelli Ford.
NMason is the son of Connie
and Rick Simmons.
SA chill luncheon will be held
at the fire hall on Saturday.
February I, from noon to 4:00
p.m. (ET). Tickets may be pur-
chased from members or at the
door. A plate. for $4.00. will con-
sist of chili, crackers, beverage.
and dessert. Proceeds will go
toward the scholarship fund
which helps to defray college
expenses for a local student. .
Chase Cox of Wewahitchka
celebrated his tenth birthday on
December 28th with a cookout
party attended by many family
members and friends.
The' Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association will be con-
ducting a neighborhood "-out-
reach" on Wednesday, January
29th in North Port St. Joe from
10:00 am., until 12:00 p.m. as
they continue to try and reach'
people 60 and over toi let them
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Barnett is Arizona's
Myron Barnett has been
named Regional Human
Resources Generalist for Arizona
Chemical. in his new position,
Barnett will be responsible for
managing human resources activ-
ities at the Panama City and Port
St. Joe plants. He will be located
at the Panama City facility.
Barnett began his career with
Arizona Chemical in 1993 as a
National Account Manager for the
company's Adhesive, Gum and
Polymer Additive business and
was based in Chicago, Illinois.
Most recently, Barnett was the
company's High Performance
Work Systems Coordinator assist-
ing the Florida plants in imple-
menting work systems. Prior to
Joining Arizona Chemical, he was
a senior sales representative with
Exxon for four years. Myron has
also spent time in internship pro-
grams with Amoco'and Dow.
A graduate of Illinois Institute
of Technology in Chicago. Myron
.holds a bachelor's of science in
To a standing ovation of 200
employees of Heillg-Meyers
Furniture In the area, Nell Neel
received a distinguished service
award for outstanding service to
The award was presented to
Nell on December 1i6 In Destin at
the Annual Awards Banquet by
Pat Patterson, Divisional
Supervisor, and signed by Curtis
SKimbrell, Vice President of
Operations for Helllg-Meyers.
: Nell has managed the local
store for Heillig-Meyers since the
' company purchased the Danley
chain in 1991. Before then, she
had managed the store for Danley
Furniture since 1985.
Howie's Donates "Roundballs"
In the phot.dabove. (1 to r): Casey White and Mandy Phillips,
members of the Port St. Joe High School cheerleading squad, are
being presented with basketballs to be tossed to fans during
Shark games in the "Dome". The basketballs were donated by
Hungry Howie's Pizza & Subs, represented by employees (1 to r)
Greg Weiss and gage Stallings. Each ball is inscribed with the
slogan "Stay Drug Free".
I' I' I I I#I II
Ashleigh Nicole Lewis cele-
brated her flfth birthday with lots
of family and friends on December
Benjamin Moree celebrated,
his fifth birthday on January 19
with a Spiderman party at his
home In Fort Walton Beach.
Dressed as Spiderman.
Benjamin welcomed classmates,
family and friends to share in his
Benjamin Is the son of Danny ,
and Gwen Moree of Fort Walton
Beach. He is the grandson of Mike
and Linda Moree and Phalere and
Fred Cannon. all of Port St.'Joe.
Benjamin is also the grandson of
the late Vernon Ramsey.
There will be a mended
hearts meeting onThursday; Jan-
uary 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Life
Management Center, 525 East
15th Street in Panama City and
on Wednesday, Januaiy 29 at
10:00 a.m. at AmSouth Bank,
469 W. 23rd Street in Panama
For more information and to
R.S.V.P. please call (904) 769-
sF~ 41Y '"
I Nicole Lewis
igh is 5!
Ashleigh is the daughter of
Hal and Kim Lewis, and the
granddaughter of Fred and
Marylee Buskens aid John and
Damien Bryan Wallace
Bryan and Lori Wallace are
pleased to announce the birth of
their son. Damien Bryan Wallace,
on December 23. 1996 at Bay
Medical Center. Damien weighed
7 Ibs. 9 oz. and was 20 1/4 inch-
Proud material grandparents
are Jo Hayes and Flip and Peggy
Gentry of Port St. Joe. Maternal
great-grandparents are James
and Betty Curlee and the late
Malcolm and Dorothea Gentry, all
of Port St. Joe.
Proud paternal grandparents
are Dave and Kathy Wallace of
West Palm Beach. Paternal great-
grandparents are J. B. and Marge
Wallace of Texas, and Anne and
the late James Baxter of San
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Luverne Lowery Youngblood
Special Memorial Service for Luverne Lowery Toungblood
Sunday, February 2, 1997, 6:00p.m., CST
Abe Springs Baptist Church, Blountstown
Special invitation to St. Joseph Telephone Company and friends
of Luverne Youngblood
The loving family of Abe Springs Baptist Church invites everyone to an
evening of worship and praise in honor of Luverne Lowery Youngblood.
Singing groups include Elizabeth Youngblood McCormick and Edward
Youngblood. A covered dish dinner will be available after the service.
Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or sar quietly in a chair,
Perhaps you sent a floral piece, if so we saw it there.
Perhaps you spoke trhe kndest words, as any friend could say;
Perhaps you were not there at all, just rtought of us all day.
W7iatever you did to console our hearts,
S we thank you so much, whatever the part.
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PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 1997
George Duren and the staff at
Duren's Piggly Wiggly are pre-
senting bumper stickers to princi-
pal Wes Taylor representing Port
St. Joe High School and Wewa-
hitchka High School.
bumper stickers are
schools' respective colors
imprint of their mascots
"Drugs Destroy Dreams."
These George Duren, owner of Dur-
in the en's Piggly Wiggly, says. 'We rec-
with an ognize that the experimentation,
and say, and use of Illegal drugs most of-
ten results in hopes and dreams
being lost by the wayside as an
uncontrollable habit consumes
another life. We have undertaken-
this project to help raise aware-
ness of the lasting devastation
caused by the use of illegal
On Saturday, January 25th,
from I a.m. until at Frank Pate
Park in Port St. Joe, a,barbecue
chicken dinner will be offered for
a donation of only $5.00. All pro-
ceeds from this dinnetdwill go to
help defray the medical'expenses
of Butch Arendt and Jimmy
Please call the V.F.W. Post
#10069 at 229-6826 for ticket
There will be an Enterprise
Zone Public Meeting on Thursday,
January 30th, beginning at 11:30
Sa.m., E.S.T. The meeting will be
held in the Port St. Joe Fire
All interested persons are
encouraged to attend.
Pepsi Blue Caps
Port St. Joe High School is
now collecting Pepsi Blue Caps.
Students or parents are asked to
bring their caps to Mrs. Riley in
room 106. These caps will be col-
lected now through March 31st.
All proceeds will go to the various
projects of the PRIDE program.
This program is designed to re-
ward students for their atten-
dance, conduct, and effort. Your
support is greatly appreciated.
Denna E. Day
Chosen as Extra
Denna E. Day. daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Thadus Russ, has
been chosen to be an extra In the
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Truman Show". starring Jim
This movie is currently being
filmed at Seaside in Walton
County, having begun on
December 2, and will continue
through February 28. Plans are
for it to be shown in theaters
sometime in the fall.
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The John C. Gainous V.F.W. Post #10069 and Ladies Auxiliary
planted three red maple trees at Highland View Elementary
School on Arbor Day Friday, January 17th. Students, shown in
the photo above (standing, 1 to r) are Codee Richter, Kyle
Erickson, Justin Demand, Joy Martin, Jason Parke, and Jeremy
Couch. In the back, from left, are Catherine Barfield, principal;
Barbara Eells, counselor; Wanda Walker; Betty Wheeler, Sr. Vice
for Auxiliary; Annette Coffield; and Betty Rudd. Planting the tree
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In observance of Arbor Day on January 17th-designated as
the third Friday of January annually-students in Judy Williams'
fifth and sixth period American History classes at Port St. Joe
Middle School are shown in the photos above planting trees at
the school. Mrs. Williams' eighth graders have taken on the pro-
ject for the purpose of beautifying the campus by adding dog-
wood and crepe myrtle trees.
They were under the learned guidance of Gulf County's
Extension Agent, Roy Lee Carter. The project was sponsored by
the Gulf County Extension Service and the Gulf County Board of
The members of these classes would like to encourage other
students and area residents to join them in planting trees
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Halfway to 1,000,000 Hour Safety Mark
There was a celebration at
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last Thursday. The mill employ-
ees had just surpassed 500,000
safe man-hours without a lost
time injury, marking the half-way
point of their goal. A celebration
was in order! There were signs
posted at the mill entrance, simi-
lar to the old Burma Shave signs
announcing the accomplishment-
Halftime score: Florida Coast -
500,000; Lost Times 0.
In celebration of the event,
The Safety Oversight, Committee
(SOC), sponsored a hamburger
cookout complete with entertain-
ment in the mill's clock alley.
Hamburgers with all the fixings
were served from 11:00 a.m. -
3:00 p.m. There were two special
guests entertaining the crowd
and distributing fliers announc-
ing the milestone Laurel (Rus-
sell Vaughan) and Hardy (Stella
Sasnett). Additionally for enter-
tainment, SOC arranged a sing-a-
long for safety with karaoke mu-
sic featuring over 3,000 selec-
tions ranging from gospel music
to country western to Top 40 hits.
The employees were not shy
about participating, in fact, the
mill has some singing superstars.
The function of the Safety
Oversight Committee, made up of
management and hourly workers,
is to reduce injury and illness in
the workplace, to maintain a safe,
clean work environment, and
maintain the safety and health of
Congratulations to the em-
ployees of Florida Coast Paper
Company for a job well done in-
approaching 1.000.000 safe man-
Employees of Florida Coast Paper Company grab a burger
employees achieving 500,000 hours without a lost time injury.
in commemoration of the
Noah Dean Allen
Noah Dean Allen, ,75, of
f Jones Homestead, passed away
Sunday morning after a short ill-
ness. He moved to Port St. Joe at
the age of 18 .and worked at St.
Joe Lumber and Export. He later
worked for SL Joe Paper Compa-
ny until his retirement in 1975.
He was preceded in death by'
his wife. Alma Allen in 1982. Sur-
vivors include his children, Larry
Allen and wife Shirley, of Gordon,
AL, Ima Jean White and husband
Pete, Sue Ann Kennington and
husband' Buddy, Bruce Allen,
and Clara Freeman and husband
Eric, all of Port St. Joe; grandchil-
dren 'Tracy' Allen, Jerry'Allen.
Monica Burkett, Jessica White,
Ken Kennlngton. Chris' Kenning-
ton,.Kellie Kennington, April Lew-
is, Rodney Allen, andJosey Free-
man; eight great-grandchildren:
one sister, Quillie Lee Ellis of
Phenix City, Alabama; and his
brothers, Grover L. Holland of
Panama City, and Luie D. Hol-.,
land of Crestview.
The funeral service was held
at 11:00 a.m., E.S.T., Tuesday,
January 21, at Highland View
Baptist Church, conducted by
Rev. Howard Browning. Interment
followed in the family plot at Hol-
ly Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Tracy Alien,
Jerry Allen. Bruce Allen, Rodney
Allen. Ken Kennington and Chris
S All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.
Robert E. "Bob" Pangman. a
long time Nome, Alaska resident,
passed away January 10. after a
long battle with cancer. He was
born in Nome in 1931. His birth
parents were Wayne A. Pangmanr
of Nome and Mary Lenke of White
Mountain. His adoptive parents
were Jesse B. Olson and Lydia
Dahl. both of Nome.
He stayed in Nome until his
middle twenties, and went to the
lower 48 to work on assorted jobs
for many years, but coming back
time and time again. Finally
about 20 years ago he took a job
with Jim West, Sr. where he did',
repairs on boilers, furnaces, hot
water tanks, and,household ap-
pliances and kept those going for
His wife Annette Pangman. of
Gambell and Nome, preceded him
in death. He moved to Mexico
Beach for retirement where he
spent his time with his 20' boat
and camper, also doing a lot of
traveling around the country.
-* "He is survived by his son.
Brian Olson of Everette. Washing-
ton; an 'older daughter in Texas,
and two stepsons in Great Falls..
Montana; als) three step-
daughters. Ruth Ann Dickson of
Nome. Brenda Meyers and Sherry
Kulukhon. both formerly of Gam-
bel. He died in the home of Mike,
and Mona Bryne. formerly of
Nome. whom he considered his
SIt was his choice not to have
a wake or funeral, but wanted to
be cremated and buried at sea in
front of his home. Mr. Bryne will
see that his wishes are carried
out. He will be missed by his
friends in the Mexico Beach area.
as well as his friends and family
Sin the Nome area.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.
SLeola E.'Duboise Gathers, 67,
of Port St. Joe, died Friday,
January 17 in a local hospital.
Born in Alabama, she moved here
in 1947 from Mobile, Alabama.
She was a homemaker and a
member of the New Bethel A.M.E.
Church. She is preceded in death
by her' parents, Olie and Creola
Dubolse and a son, James E.
Mrs. Gathers is survived by
her husband, Steve Gathers, Jr.
of Port St. Joe; three sons, Robert
McClairy and wife; Doris of
Miami, Jimmy 0. Gathers and
wife, Diana of Port St. Joe, and
Steve Gathers III of Port St. Joe;
:eight daughters. Yvonne Landrine
.and husband. Jack of White
Plains, New York, Carolyn Sims
and husband, Thomas, Sr. of Port
St. Jde, Doris Morning and hus-
band, Ben, III of Panama City,
Gwen Dawson and husband.
Darion of Port St. Joe, Sandra
Addison of Port SL Joe, Tressie
Russ and husband, .Fred of
,Panama City. Patriclaiange and,,
husband, Otis, Ill of ThUahassee,,
and Wanda Gathers of Port St.
Joe; one brother. Olle Gaston of
Panama City; one sister, Emily
Carter and husband, David of
Panama City; 29 grandchildren;
10 great-grandchildren; numer--
ous nieces and nephews; and a
special friend, Gillie McNaIr, of
'Port St Joe.:'H .
Funeral 'services for Mrs.
Gathers will bi conducted on
-Saturday, January 25 at 3:00
p.m., E.S.T.. In the New Bethel
A.M.Eg. Church, on Avenue C in
Port St. Joe, with Elder 0. H.
i Walker officiating. Interment will
follow in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the
- Philadelphia Primitive Baptist
Church on Avenue D. on Friday
evening, January 24th from 6
p.m. until 8 p.m., E.S.T.
James C. Terry
'James C. Teny, 52. of Wewa-
hitchka, died Friday. January 17.
at.Bay Medical Center. He was
born in Graceville and moved to
' Wewahitchka shortly thereafter.
Mr. Terry served his country in
:t~e Vietnam War where he com-
pleted three tours of duty.
Mr. Terry is survived by three
children, his daughter Shella
Roper and husband Jamle of
Panama City, two sons James C.
Terry, Jr. and wife Michelle of
Fort Campbell. Kentucky, and
John Michael Terry of Wewa-
hitchka: one grandson, Dexter Al-
len Terry: one granddaughter,
Brittany Alise Roper; five sisters,
Becky Nugent and husband Joe
of Highland View. Joann Terry of
Mie~oco Beach,, Dogt~iy Peak, of
Wewahitchka, Linda Knowles and
husband Dwighi of Wewahitchka,
and Cathy Gainous of Panama
City: and one brother. Jack Terry
and wife Elizabeth of Port St. Joe.
Cremation Is scheduled.
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"Laurel and Hardy", at right, hand out fliers concerning the half million hour safety mark attained.
"Laurel and Hardy", at right, hand out fliers concerning the half million hour safety mark attained.
Girls Softball Is Organizing;
Registration Dates Are Set
A meeting for the Port St. Joe
Girls Softball League will be held
Monday, January 27th at 6:00
p.m.. E.S.T., in the high school
commons area. Topics of discus-
sion will be the appointment of
officers, coaches and concession
- Anyone Interested in helping
this league have a successful
year, please make plans to
attend-you are needed!
It Is time to register your
daughter for softball If your
daughter 'turns ;flWe before"
September 1, 1997' and is not
older than 12 before September 1.
1997, she qualifies to participate
in this league.
Registration will be held at
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Beachside Bakery held grand opening ceremonies: at its new location in Port St. Joe earlier this
week. On hand to witness the snipping of the ribbon were, from left, Tamara Laine, David Gaskin,
Tonyi Nixon, Elizabeth Grantland, Bill Wood, Thelma and James Grantland (owners). Pauline
Pendarvis, David Warriner, David Rich, Jr., Doris Johnson, Frank Seifert, and J. Lee McCroan.
Say You Saw It In The Star!
OPEN-7 a.m. 6 p.m., Monday to Friday
6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday
CLOSED SUNDAYS TIL MARCH 2ND
the Athletic House on Saturday,
February Ist and 8th from 10:00
a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Uniforms will be
sized at this time. The cost to par-
ticipate. which includes uniforms
Is: ages five to seven, $30; ages
eight to 12. $35.
Girls ages 13 and 14 may sign
up at this time, however the actu-
al registration will be held at a
For further information, call
Beverly Crocker (647-3354),
Paula Boone (647-5031), or Pixie
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9897-11
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County. Florida. will receive sealed bids from any
person, company. or corporaiolI Interested ill pro-
viding to Gulf County the following:
Routine mowing of grassed or vegetted
roadside areas In Gulf County.
Specificarons can be obtained at the Gull
County Plaimlng/Bullduig DeparuneitL
1000 5th StreeL Port St Joe. Flonda
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Delivery date must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver unit on
specified date will be set at $50.00 per day.
Please Indicate o th',e enelope t-hi this a aL
SEALED BID. the BID NUMBER. and what the BID
Bids will be received until 5:00 o'clock, p.m.
E.D.T.. Febnlary 11. 1997. at the Office of the
Cleik of Clrcult Court. Gulf County Courhotse.
1000 Fifth Sreet. Port St. Joe Florida. 32456
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
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way every time. If it's not really a severe one you might even get
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Dixie Youth Baseball Sets
Registration Dates for Kids
Registration for the Port SL additional player in family.
Joe Dixie Youth baseball season Parents will need to bring play-
will be held Saturday, January er(s) to registration for uniform
25th and February 1st from 10:00 sizing along with a copy of their
a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration will birth certificate and social securi-
be held at the Port SL Joe Fire ty number.
Station.' ,The league will also be con-
All children ages five through ducting a meeting with all current
12 are eligible to participate. rostered coaches on January 23rd
Registration fees are $25 per play- at 7:00 p.m. at the Port St. Joe
er for T-Ball/Coach Pitch Leagues Fire Department meeting room.
and $35 for Major/Minor League All coaches are asked to please
for first child and $30 for each attend.
Gators Split District Games
,Liberty Co. 81, Wewa 79
'Liberty County hit two free
throws In the final minute of the
game to seal the win and snap
Wewahltchka's fivegame winning
. streak. The Gators led at halftime
The Gators had four players
in double figures. Cecil Jackson
led all .scorers with 29 points
while Justiri. Jackson had 19.
pdlrffd, Luke'Taunton had 10
points for the Gators.
WEWA-i-C. Jackson 29, Small
2, Edwards 1, J. Taunton 6, L.
Taunton 12, J. Jackson 19,
LIB. CO.-Mathis 27,
Williams 15; Peterson 7.,Day 15,
Tapp 6, Dawson 7, Shuler 4.
Wewa 77, Chattahoochee 74
The Gators picked up a win
over District 2-2A rival Chatta-
hoochee Tuesday. Cecil Jackson
led the Gators with 23 points,
including a go ahead shot with 35
seconds left, followed by Luke
Taunton's three-pointer with 15
Justin Jackson added 17
points for the Gators.
Chattahoochee's Carl Brown
scored a game high of 25 points.
Brown. 25, Belford 14. Baker 9
Palm 8. Adkins 4.
WEWA--C. Jackson 23,
Edwards 3, J. Taunton 2, L.
Taunton 17, J. Jackson 17,
Rhames 6, Hill 9.
The Gators host Grand Ridge
Thursday at 6:00, and will travel
to Apalachlcola Friday for a 5:30
game. Tuesday they will be at
home playing Freeport at 6:00. Al
times are central..
Wewa 66, Liberty Co. 52
The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators improved to 8-7 with a win
over Liberty County In a District
Two 2A game.
The Lady Gators' April Riley
made a big step to narrow her
margin -for the nation's top
rebounder when she grabbed 29
boards and also added 29 points.
Diana Taunton followed with 14
points while Wright added 10
LIB. CO.-Jackson 11,
Solomon 25, Summerlin 4,
Berrlcam 8. Dawson 4.
WEWA-Taunton 14, T.
Jackson 2, Riley 29. Wright 10,
and R. Jackson 9.
Wewa 43, Monroe 57
The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators dropped to a 7-7 record
with last Thursday's loss to
Wright led the Gators with 14
points. Diana Taunton followed
with 12 points while April Riley
added 10 points.
WEWA-Wright, 14, Riley 10,
Taunton 12, R. Jackson 5, T.
MONROE-Cone 26, Presnell
15. Thompson 4. Shepard 6,
Johnson 2, Weber 2, Van
The Lady Gators will travel to
Port St. Joe Thursday at 5:00, will
host Freeport Saturday at 6:00.
and will travel to Grand Ridge
Monday for a 6:00 game. All times
PSJ 29, FLORIDA HIGH 46
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
dropped to 5-8 on the season and
0-4 in District ,Two 3A with
Friday's loss to Florida High. The
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Sharks Clinch District Title
THE LINGERING COLD
IS BAD NEWS
PSJ 72, Florida High 61
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
remained at the top of District
Two 3A with a win over district
rival Florida High Friday night in
the "Dome". The Tiger Sharks
controlled the momentum most of
the game with the added help of a
few technical fouls against Florida
High Coach Blizzard. who was
thrown out of the game during the
Four of Port St. Joe's six scor-
ers were in double figures. Rod
Chambers led the Tiger Sharks
with 24 points and seven three-
pointers. Tyson Pittman followed
with 15 points, while Cameron
Likely added I I points and Brian
Jenkins had 10 points.
Port St. Joe, #one in 3A,.'
improved to 16-2 overall and 5-1
In district play,
PSJ-Llkely 11, Chambers
24, Pittman 15, Jenkins 10,
Daniels 9, McNair 3.
FLA. 'HIGH-Blizzard 20,
McCarits 10, Granger 10, Vann 3,
Trawick 6, MJrinix 2, Johnson 2,
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PSJ 32, MONTICELLO 31
The Port St. Joe Sharks '
Friday and Tallahassee Godby
Saturday. They host the
Marianna Bulldogs Tuesday in
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Brian Jenkins (24) drives the baseline for a layup while
Cameron Likely and Doyle Crosby set up for a possible rebound.
Dixie Boys Wish to Start Pony
League for 13 & 14 Year Olds
A Dixie Youth affiliated "pony
'league", called Dlxe Boys Base-
ball, is currently organizing in the
South Gulf County area. Those in
pursuit of putting the 13- and 14-
year-old youngsters back on the
diamond have scheduled a meet-
Ing to be held at 6:00 p.m., E.S.T..
'Friday, January 24th (tomorrow)
at the Stac, House on Eighth
Street in Port SL Joe.
The object of this first meet-
ing of the group .Is to determine
In"W.- -,, -
Tyson Pittman (31) is fouled by a Florida High Seminole while
bringing the ball upcourt in Friday night's game at the Dome.
Lady Sharks could not overcome'
the 10-point deficit'at halftime
(21-11), in the second half. '
Misty Wood led the Lady
Sharks with eight points while
Lacey Johnson and Stephanid
Maxwell each added six points '
PSJ-Thompson 2, Fitzgeraldr
2, M. Wood 8. Johnson 6, Maxwell
6, Royster.5.' '
FLA. HIGH-Blizzard 4. Sevor
2, Rudd 21, Thompson 17$
Freeport 59, PSJ 47 \
The Lady Sharks outscored
Freeport 19-11 In the fourth
quarter, but it wasn't enough t1
erase being outscored each of the
first three quarters as they lost
Stephanie Maxwell led the
Lady Sharks (5-9, 0"') with 13
points and Lacey Johnson added
Amber Gregg led all scorers
with 19 points for Freeport.
PSJ-Maxwell 13, M. Wood 6.
Royster 4, Fitzgerald 6, Johnson
12, Thompson 6.
FREEPORT-Carter 3, Gregg
19, Goldmilllon 4, Spires 5, S.
Halmark 13, H. Hallmark 6, Rice
The Lady Sharks will host the
Lady Gators Thursday.
-' Views On DiAen'taHeaCtfi
S..FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.
G iold Inlay
The two most widely used
filling materials are silver
amalgam and gold inlay.
Although gold inlay is more
costly in the first instance,-Its
cost is more than justified
over years of use.
The gold alloy used Iin
inlays is a stable, durable
compound, and when the
inlay is properly constructed
and inserted in the tooth, it
maintains its form, contour
and margins. -A gold inlay,
rarely, if "ever, breaks or
cracks. On rare occasions.an
inlay may become loose, but
it can be recemented unless
new dental decay has
Though it is .superior,
gold inlays are not for every-
one. Usually they are not rec-
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young adults who show a
high incidence of dental
decay. On the other hand,
use of the gold inlay in adults
who show a low incidence of
new dental decay is highly
recommended. Gold inlay is
also recommended in
instances where it has
become necessary to replace
old, defective silver amalgam
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.
how many players would want to.
be involved in the league. At this
point it is very important to estab-
lish what number of boys would
register if the program is offered.
If your son would be interest-
ed, you are strongly urged to
attend. As there is another sport-
ing event that evening, this get-
together will be brief. If it is not
possible' for you to go, contact
Phyllis at 227-3584 or Marsha at
227-1408 before the meeting, to
state your Intentions.
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clinched the number one district
seat by claiming victory over the
Monticello Tigers. The Sharks dis-
trict record is now 6- 1. Monticello
played a slow down game on their
home court resulting in the low
scoring game, 32-31.
PSJ 72, MARIANNA 64
The Sharks improved their
record to 18-2 with an eight point
win over the Marianna Bulldogs
Tuesday night. Five Sharks were
In double figures, led by Brian
Jenkins' 17 points. Also adding
points were Tyson Pittman with
15, Cameron Likely 14. and
James Daniels and Doyle Crosby
with 10 each.
The Bulldogs (9-11) were led
by Travis Ephraim with 17 points.
PSJ-Likely 14, Chambers 6,
Daniels 10, Jenkins 17, Crosby
10, PJttman 15..
M ARIANNA-Holden 10,
Williams 6, Thomas 18, Brown 3,
Ephraim 17, Daniels 6, Pittman
.-,- UPCOMING GAMES
'The Sharks" lake to the road
as they travel to Panima City Bay
For the deal of your life,
JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
2251 W. 23rd St.
PANAMA CITY, FL 32405
tSDAY, JAN. 23, 1997
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 1997 PAGE 1B
Include Your Landscape In New Year's Resolution
Roy Lee Carter
It's that time of year when
many of us make New Year's res-
olutions. Most of us think of
things to do that will improve our
health such as quitting smoking,
losing weight or getting rpore
exercise. Seldom is any, thought
given to how we can contribute to
making our state a better place to
live. We all can make a significant
contribution to improving our
environment by using plants and
sound landscape maintenance
Plantings of trees, shrubs,
flowers and ground cover con-
tribute to improving the home.
They beautify unattractive sur-
roundings and moderate the cli-
mate around the home by protect-
ing it from extremes of wind, heat,
cold and glare.
As much as 30 percent of the
cost of cooling and heating our'
homes can be saved by effective
placement of plants around the
home. Plants provide shade. Insu-
late the home from heat loss or
gain, and cool and humidify the
air through transpiration, the
process of releasing moisture
through leaves into surrounding
Plants also purify the air.
While humans and animals con-
sume oxygen and emit carbon.
dioxide, plants-convert carbon
dioxide into food and give off oxy-
practices can have a pronounced
effect on our environment. We
must learn sound irrigation and
fertilization practices if we want to
protect our fragile environment.
year. One application is normally
scheduled around February
(south Florida) or March (north
Florida) and another is September
(north) or October (south).
The third application can be
made during the summer. At least
30 percent of the nitrogen in the
fertilizer should be water insolu-
ble or slow-release. This is benefi-
.cial because plant roots can
absorb the nitrogen over a long
period of time and less nitrogen is
washed into our lakes and rivers.
Pesticides should only be
used when absolutely necessary.
The indiscriminate use of pesti-
cides on a preventative basis can
pollute our environment and lead
to a rapid buildup of resistance of
the pest to a particular pesticide.
The key to successful pest control
is early detection and treating
only the infested plant, or area.
Remember to use pesticides only
as directed on the label and don't
add more than recommended,
even for "good measure".
We need to recycle grass clip-
pings, leaves and pruning clip-
pings instead of having them
transported to our already over
burdened landfills. Grass clip-
pings can be left on' the lawn and
leaves and pruning clippings can
be shredded and used as mulch
or composed and used as a soil:
It's not too late to make a New
Year's resolution to use sound
landscape maintenance practices.
You will save a considerable
amount of money and help the
environment as well.
As Alternative To
Being On Welfare
An organization was created
to take over 'the duties:of.JTPA,
training the p nlks now on welfare
who will have to start looking for
work in just two years; and the
Rotary Club heard all about it at
their meeting last Thursday.
Kim Shumaker, executive di-
rector of the Gulf Coast Develop-
ment Board activities here in Gulf
County told of some of. the, tasks :
which face her board in achieving
'We have our work cut out for
us," she said. as she explained
that some of the people she is
charged with getting ready to fill
gainful employment slots "don't
have any formal schooling beyond
.: the eighth grade and can barely
read and write."
'This type person is a chal-
lenge. Our aim is In- producing
the kind of workers business is
Interested in hiring." she said.
Ms. Shumaker said her or-
ganization is already taking over
some of the duties formerly per-
- forried by-JTPA and--PIG-They-
are operating youth summer pro-
grams and programs designed to
help people become trained and
"We have just two years to get
unemplovables trained and
placed into the work force or else
society will have a major problem
on its hands." the speaker re-
S Ms. Shumaker said her or-
ganization could use all the local
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By: Rep. Allen Boyd
"North Florida Has Much To Teach America"
Throughout the past year, I
have been told by literally thou-
.sands of our neighbors in North
Florida that they have become
impatient with the tone of our
national politics. In my first days in
Washington as your Represen-
tative, I am more convinced than
ever that our elected leaders must
work hard to focus on the real
problems that face this country.
In North Florida, when our
families are confronted with seri-
ous questions about money or
school or the workplace, we go to
work to find common sense
answers..We don't ignore these
problems and hope they will go
away. And; we don't attack our
neighbors arid blame them for our
problems. Some folks in
SWashington haven't 'quite learned
The preoccupation With parti-S
sanship and an ethics process that
seems to drag on without end
threatens to paralyze congressional
activity on a number of important
Issues. If there are legitimate ques-
tions concerning the conduct of:
members of Congress they should
be investigated thoroughly. but
expeditiously, the information
should be made public, and there
should be a timely resolution to the
matter. We need not be consumed-
with months and months of per-
sonal attacks that serve. no pur-
pose but to delay the serious busi-
ness of the country.
What should our agenda be?
First, we must adopt a plan
that truly balances the federal
Budget A balanced budget offers
Sus the best hope of building long-'
S lasting economic growth, job cre-
S ation, and wage increases. We can
build a more productive economy
that will offer our children
unprecedented economic opportu-
nity, but we must begin by balanc-'
ing the budget. The question is
" how we do it. It seems to me that
S we ought to put off large across the
board tax cuts until the budget has
S been balanced. That would allow
us to properly protect Medicare,
Medicaid, and Social Security.
Expanding educational oppor-
tunity is also a key component for
Building long. term financial pros-
Sperity. In 1993, college educated
Workers earned 89% more per year
Than their counterparts with only a
High school degree. And, according
to the General Accounting Office,
tuition and fees at public colleges
have risen so much that they eat
up about twice as much of a fami-
ly's income now than they did in
1980. Clearly, we must look at eco-
nomic incentives that are designed
to make college a reality for chil-
dren from middle and lower income
Reforming our campaign
finance laws is also a national pri-
ority. The most recent election
cycle saw a record amount of
money being spent on negative
campaigns. -Much of this money
was neither raised nor spent by
candidates for federal office. Our
current laws allow political, parties
to use "soft money" and special
interest groups to launch "inde-
pendent expenditure campaigns"
with nearly no regulation. .These
outside efforts have poured mil-
lions of dollars into attack ads that
serve no purpose 'but to destroy
our discussions of real issues.
Clearly, something must be done to
curb the influence of this kind of
campaign spending. Issues and
ideas should be the most impor-,
tant factors in national campaigns,
In addition, strategies to com-
bat juvenile crime and increase
health care access for children are
priorities that should be addressed
by this Congress. And, we are all
interested to see the impact of the
national welfare reform efforts that
were passed into law last year.
This is'a pivotal point in, our
nation's history. Now that the Cold
War is behind us and our economy
is being pushed into the informa-
tion age, we are facing a whole new
set of policy questions. The
answers to these questions are not
easy ones. They require our leaders,
to work together honestly, and in a
'bi-partisan manner. This should be
a time of great optimism in
America, not one that is defined by
bitter fights between Democrats
As we begin 1997 with a new
Congress and a newly structured
Administration in the.White House,
we have an historic opportunity to
work together to movie the country
forward. In North Florida, we take
seriously our responsibilities as
members of our community. We
trust each other, work hard every
day, and remain committed to our
families, our communities, and our
neighbors. These are lessons that I
take with me to Washington.
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New Forest Service Chief Outlines
Plan to Move Into the 21st Century
On his first day as USDA
Forest Service Chief,, Michael
Dombeck, outlined to agency
employees an aggressive plan to
enhance public input into future
decisions, improve the health of
the land, increase employee
accountability, and balance the
uses of national forests and
In Dombeck's first appear-
ance as the 14th Chief of the
Forest Service, he said that
through "Collaborative Steward-
ship" the agency will be better
prepared to enter the 21st centu-
"Caring for the land and serv-
ing people are what we are all
about. All of the world should
know. We will be accountable for
accomplishing our mission. The
American people must know they
can depend on us. My vision is to
be the very best at what we do-to
'more effectively care for the land
and diligently serve the American
people, than any other organiza-
tion in the world," he said.
Dombeck, a PhD 'Fisheries
Biologist, former Forest Service
fisheries program leader, and
most recently Acting Director of
the Bureau of Land Management.
was appointed the 14th Forest
Service Chief by Secretary of
Agriculture Dan Glickman last
month. Dombeck succeeds Jack
Ward Thomas, who retired In
November. Dombeck's Forest
Service experience includes work
in Michigan, Wisconsin, ,
California. and Washington D.C.
Prior to that, he taught 'and
worked in research, and was a
summer fishing 'guide in
Wisconsin's lake country for 11
years.: :: ,. "
According to Dombeck, Colla-
borative Stewardship includes
working with people on the land; ;'
using partnerships and collabora-':
tion; using science and technolo-
gy: conservation education; '
insisting on personal accountabil-
Ity; putting the right people in the
right jobs; improving the under-
standing of how resource man-
agement affects. economic pros-
perity; fostering a multi-disci-
plined. multi-cultural organiza-
tion; and, adapting to growth
while maintaining sustainability.
"One of my highest priorities,
and one of our most important
challenges, will be to achieve a
civil rights program that is second
to none, and one in which we can'
all be proud," Dombeck said.
The 48-year-old Dombeck
also said the Forest Service will,
balance its activities so that "no
Forest Service Program will have
dominance over another. Timber
Is not more important than min-
erals, fisheries and wildlife, or
recreation. Nor is wildlife and
fisheries more Important than'
timber, minerals, recreation, or
In addition, he said the Forest
Service will change the perfor--
mance measures for employees.'
"Our first priority is to the *
lan and the people who use and
care about it," Dombeck said.
"Thus, in six months every forest
supervisor in the nation will have
,new performance measures in
key areas, such as: stream-side
condition and health, water qual-
ity, watershed health, soil stabili-
ty, noxious weed management.
management of fire dependent
landscapes, and endangered
First FMP Boating
Safety Class Sat.
With the upcoming boating
season just around the corner,
the Florida' Marine Patrol will
begin conducting a series of boat-
ing safety classes. '
:.The classes will be held in the:
Math Science Building. Room
140, located at the northwestern
end of Gulf Coast Community
College ;in Panama City on
January 25, February 15, March
22, and April 12 (all Saturdays)
and will last from 8:00 a.m.. until
noon. You need only attend one of
It is believed that increased
awareness .and safety being
taught through these courses is
partly responsible for the
decrease. The courses also qualify
as approval for the licensing of
young boaters 16 years of age and
younger. Please call 1-800-DIAL
FMP, extension 267, and reserve a
:educators, communicators, scien-
tists, and managers who can work
hand-in-hand with the public,
state agencies, tribal govern-
ments, regulatory and other fed-
eral agencies, and others to
assure the most efficient and
effective conservation, manage-
"We cannot meet the needs of
the people if we do not first pro-
tect and restore the health of the
land," he said. "So our first prior-
ity is to maintain and restore the
health of the land and natural
resources. Failing this, nothing
else really matters."
"It is an essential task, an
awesome obligation, and a noble
cause," he concluded.
species habitat management and
"Every forest supervisor, on
every forest, will be held account-
able for showing an improving
trend in each area. These mea-
sures will allow us to track the
health of the land and allow the
people we serve to know that we
are accountable for our actions."
He'also said all Forest Service
employee performance standards
will be changed to' include
improving financial management
and accountability; demonstrat-
ing commitment to collaborative,
achieving workforce diversity;
customer service; and simplifica-
tion of procedures.
Dombeck announced the cre-
ation of a fund to provide grants
to field units for Collaborative
Stewardship projects that.
improve the health of the land.
Secondly. he announced his
intention to create several diverse
and balanced citizen stewardship
councils to guide forest manage-
ment, The new chief also said he
was, committed tto improving the
efficiency of the Forest Service:
budget and planning processes to
allow employees to spend more
time on resource issues.-
"Our task is to bring people
together on the land," Dombeck
said. "That is what collaborative
stewardship. s all about.
'We are the professionals.
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The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners and the Florida Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission will hold a
public workshop, Wednesday, February 5,
1997 at 6:00 pm, EST, in the County
Commission Meeting Room at the Gulf
County Courthouse complex.
The purpose of this workshop is to discuss
proposed guidelines for managing deer
hunting with dogs. All interested persons
are encouraged to attend.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 1997
Local Family Doctor Recertified as Family Practice Specialist Se
Dr. Owen David Oksanen of Ical technology and knowledge than 440 university and teaching tion exams at regular intervals.
Port St Joe has been recertified a with the personal and continuing hospitals. Most of the more than 40,000
Diplomate of the American Board care of traditional general physi- ABFP Diplomates must con- physicians who have achieved
of Family Practice (ABFP), the cer- clans. Family physicians are tinue to demonstrate their compe- ABFP Diplomate status are mem-
tiing entity of the family practice trained to care for the whole per- tence in the snecialtv by taking bers of the Aher.,can Academ f Income Taxes Drofessionally prepared
Dr. Oksanen, a family physi-
cian, earned Diplomate status by
passing the ABFP's certification
examination, an-intensive written
test of the physician's abilities in
pediatrics, internal medicine,
surgery, obstetrics, gynecology,
psychiatry, prevention and other
aspects of family practice.
The specialty of family prac-
tice combines the latest in med-
"Receiving child care financial
assistance though Early Child-
S hood Services gave me the ability
:to get the training I needed to hep
me go to work. Before, I couldn't
afford the child care for my four-
year-old son Derrick and had no
otherfamily members to assist me.
Therefore, I needed to stay home
and take care of him and couldn't
Work. This led me into the welfare
S.trapofAFDG and food stamps.
"Without Early Childhood
Services, I would be drawing an
unemployment check and not be
able to pork or go to school for job
training. Now, I work as the direc-
tor: at' Celebration Christian.
Academy and I am continuing my
career education at Gulf Coast
Community College. I can now say
Derrick and I don't have to hide or,.
hold our heads down. We have
been a success story and not a
failure," reveals Northwest Florida
resident Cecilia Page.
Stories like Cecilla's are
numerous throughout the nation.
SWorking poor families are in trou-
ble when you consider that half of
their minimum wage weekly
salary may go for child care.
Therefore, many parents are.
unable to afford quality child
For this reason January has
been proclaimed by 'th' Governor
td.'Be "Child ,Carte:--~lfMake it
Your Business Miithd' At the
Early Childhood Services' ceremo-
ny. they plan to recognize area
businesses that are advocates of
quality child care in Northwest
Florida. Some of the business
sponsors attending will be
Arizona Chemical, BellSouth. City ,
of Panama City, The Clemons
Company, Peoples First
Community Bank, Sallie Mae
:Corporation. SunTrust Bank,
Target Department Stores and
Wendy's Restaurants. Also show-
cased at this event will be busi-
nesses and children and family
SThe goals of this month are:
":*To raise public awareness
about the need for and benefits of
quality, child care.
*To encourage businesses to
help employees pay for child care
as an employee benefit.
*To build legislative support
for child care funding, especially
funds that can be used to match
business sector contributions to
provide child care to the working
Early Childhood Services is a
private, not for profit" community
coordinating child care agency"
administering financial assis-
tance programs for child care in
Bay. Calhoun. Franklin, Gulf.
Holmes, Jackson, and Washing-
ton Counties. :
A ceremony for "Child Care .
Month" vill: be held during Ealy
Childhood Services' 25th An-
nlversary Meeting and Awards
Dinner on Thursday, January 30
at the Holiday Inn Select located
at 2001 North Cove Boulevard in
Panama City. (Reception at 6 p.m.
and dinner at 7 p.m., central
The family of Flossle Russ
Baker and RobertP. Baker wishes
to express .appreciation for the
many acts and expressions of
sympathy during the passing of
our loved ones.
It meant so much to us to
hear such joyous, inspiring, com-
forting and thoughtful words. The
flowers, cards, food and other
acts of kindness helped to ease
We will always remember all
the people who kept us in their
The Baker Family
son, treating a. majority of all
medical problems people might
have and referring them to other
specialists as necessary.
There are family practice
departments in approximately
120 U.S. medical schools and res-
idency training programs in more
recertification exams every six
years. Family practice was recog-
nized in 1969 as a medical spe-
cialty by the American Medical
Association and the American
Board of Medical Specialties, and
it was the first specialty to require
its Diplomates to take recertiflca-
Family Physicians (AAFP). The
AAFP is a national medical associ-
ation that offers educational,
legal, lobbying and practice sup-
port services to more than 80,000
family physician, family practice
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 1997
Chris Earley, principal at Port
St. Joe Middle School, has
released the names of students
who were placed on the honor roll
/ for the second nine week grading
period of the 1996-97 school year.
.Those students .who earned
"All A's" for the nine weeks.were:
Seventh grade: Lisa Curry,
Rachel Geoghagan, Kimberley
Howse, Melanie Jones, Carla
Money, Brittany Reeves, Drew
Tuten, Heidi Wells, and Laura
Eighth grade: Bonnie Belin,
Amber Davis, Angela McDowell,
Susan Medina, Karissa Thomas,
and Tanya Varnum.
Those students who earned
"All A's and B's" for the nine
Seventh grade: Mary
Amerson, Ashley Bryan, Natalie
Burge, Joshua Carter, Santiel
Chambers, Rob Dykes, Leslie
Earley, John-Patrick Floyd, Reko
Gainer, Curtis. Hart, Ben
Henderson, Jennifer Oksanen,
Brittnie Parker, Ken Peak,
Kimberly Pickett, Anna Reynolds,
Tanashia Rouse, Joshua Smith,
Crystal Watkins, and Joanna
Eighth grade: Ben Ashcraft,
Stephanie Blackmon, Misty
Butler, James Capps, Jennifer
Craig, Amber Daniels, Nehemiah
Russ, Joshua Todd, Jarrod
Wester, and Leslie White.
.. Highland View Elementary School
Catherine Barfield, principal
of Highland View Elementary
School, would' like to announce
the honor roll for the second nine
weeks of school.
Those students earning: "All
Third grade-Thomas Boone,
Alisha Chavous, and Kelly
Fourth grade-Mylissa Brake,
Andrea Gaylor, and Aaron Little.
Fifth grade-Meggle 'Boone
and Brittany Crocker.
Those students earning "All
A's and B's" were:
Third grade-Bridget Bryan,
Jeremy Couch, Marvin Darna,
Taylor Green, Sarah House, and
Fourth grade-Danielle Dens-
more, Lindsay Howell, Nick
Hunter, Whitney Nixon, and Sissy
Fifth grade-Ashley Cloud,
Robert Flowers, David Hopper,
Austin Horton, Rushelle Lamboy,
and Shawn Reynolds.
SSixth grade-Erica Tuten,
Traci. Richardson, Adam Nixon,
By Linda Whitfield
Student Of The Week Is
Kindergarten teacher Nadine
Whitfield chose Kalvn Bidwell. the
six year old daughter of Tammie
and Eric Bidwell, as her choice for
"Student of the Week". Kalyn likes
to play with her cats and one day
would like to keep a pet shop
because she likes animals. She
also likes to play with her brother
and sister. Kody and Kory.
Her favorites are: TV-
Christmas shows; color-red; and
favorite song-"Pocahontas". If she
could visit anywhere, It would be
Hawaii. Kalyn says this: "I like
roses. I like cats. I used to have
12, but now I have six because
some of them ran away. I like to
go outside. I like to play with my
Miss Nadine comments.
"Kalyn has blonde hair, deep blue
eyes. and a ready smile for every-
one. She is very dependable and a
joy to have in my class." When
asked what she liked about
school, Kalyn readily answered. "I
like to learn." Kalyn will receive a
free pizza from PJ's Restaurant
and Pizza Kitchen- .
"Kid's Fitness Video", The
Third Grade Play
Teachers Randy Harper,
Linda Whitfield, 'and Marlene
Whitfleld invite everyone to come
see their play, "Kid's Fitness
Video" on Friday. January 31 at
8:30 and 9:15 a.m. It's about hav-
ing a good time, singing old and
fun songs, and trimming off
Christmas calories, come on
outand join In on the fun.
100 Days / 100 Nights
Wednesday. January 22 was
the 100th day of school. Teachers
around the school did extra
things on that day. The third'
grade celebrated the 100th day
with a "Subway Day". They just
had lunch at Subway on that day.
One of my students asked if we
would have 100 homework on
that day.. I told him, "I don't think
Before I moved to Florida, I
taught in New Jersey and went
out with a cadet fromWest Point.
Up there 100 days before gradua-
tion, they have a program called
"100 Nights". The rankings of the
Gulf County Schools
JANUARY 27- 31
-MON-Taco, Pinto Beans,
Shells, Milk, and Cake.
French Fries, Green Beans,
Bread, Milk, and Cookie.
WEDS-Corn Dog, Corn,
Baked Beans, Bread, Milk, and
Orange, French Fries, Bread,
Milk, and Cake.
FRI-Chicken Nuggets, Tossed
Salad, Corn-on-Cob, Bread,
Milk, and Cobbler.
Say You Saw It In The Star!
graduating class are pretty well
set. Then the cadets try to vie for
the last seat at graduation. Even
that is a good B+ average.
Martin Luther King Essays By
"Martin Luther King, Jr. was
a black maria who was fighting for
blacks and whites to be friends.-
One day a white man came up
and shot Martin Luther King, Jr.
That is the story of Martin Luther
King." By: Johnny Jones.
"Martin Luther King. Jr. died
in 1968 in New Jersey. Someone
shot him at the age of 38. He did
not get to finish his dream, but he
tried to reach them. He had two
white friends. They were his best
friends." By: Suzanna Whitfield.
Stephen Gaddis, Claire Galloway,
Erica Hernandez, Ricky Kunz,
and Jenny O'Barr.
Name Left Off
On last week's honor rolllist-.
ing received from Port St. Joe
Elementary School. fifth grader
Jimmy Foster was inadvertently
left off of those named for earning
"All A's and B's" for the second
nine week grading period of the
school year. PSJ Elementary
School and The Star regret this
Christine White's accounting
class at'Port St. Joe High School
studied various aspects of ac-
counting in the first term of the
school year. During the term, pro-
fessionals of the community
spoke to the students about ac-
counting and relating subjects.
The second speaker of the
year was Kathy Leibold. Mrs. Lei-
bold is the Senior Accountant at
Citizen's Federal Savings Bank. ,
She graduated from Troy State
University and has done exten-
sive study in the field of account-
The third guest speaker was "
Becky Dunigan Stitt. Mrs. Stitt is
a former student of Mrs. White
and has been bookkeeping for St.
Joe Natural Gas Company for
over 10 years. She has obtained a
great deal of experience in pay-
The final guest speaker was
Cathy Costin. Mrs. Costin pres-
ently does accounting services for
over 30 organizations and busi-
nesses in the surrounding areas.
She brought real life problems to
From th'e Principal of
by Larry A. Mathes
I mentioned in an earlier arti-
cle that we were asking some out-
side speakers to speak to groups
of our seventh and eighth graders
about some of the characteristics
of good moral values. I must',
admit that I was somewhat sur-
prised that the students seemed
to be very receptive add that no
one felt we were "wasting time".
Actually, we were only using 20
minutes once a week for the num-
ber.of weeks needed to make the
complete, circuit and reach out to
as many las we could.
I was so encouraged by our
little project that we are going to
extend, it into this -semester by
choosing 12 more descriptive
terms that we felt were needed by
these students. This set of terms
include tolerance; personal disci-
pline, integrity, accountability,
compromise, acceptable stan-
dards, pride, reputation, goals,
I hope you have taken the
time to really discuss these terms
with your teen. If you haven't,
then about which of the 12 would
you not want us to talk with
him/her about. I don't believe any
student would object- to hearing
or maybe being reminded of desir-
able characteristics that might
help them be more socially
accepted and appreciated.
I had an interesting call today
from a Panama City company that
really put some zing into the idea
of "school-to-work". This employ-
ee spent a long time on the phone
convincing me to encourage stu-
dents to train for and enter the
field of auto body repair at Haney
He punched up his effort by
pointing out that a trained young
man could be earning $500-$600
per week in a comparatively short.
time, if he demonstrated ability.
That's a fair amount more than a
corrections officer or many other
So when a young; man or
young lady shows an interest in
vocational training, don't be too
quick to discourage them. Most,
"new" Jobs being created are open
to both men and women. You
don't automatically have to spend
four to seven years in college,.
especially ifyour Interests lie else- ;
Hey-if you don't like' some- '
thing, act, don't gripe!! That's
George Duren of Piggly Wiggly in
PSJ! Rather than gripe about the
drug problem, he elected to do
something, constructive. Mr. :
Duren, with the help of his ,.
employees, created and donated ,
anti-drug bumper stickers to both
high schools, with the colors and
logos of each school featured.
Look for them to begin showing
up on cars soon. Thanks, Mr.
Duren, for being a part of the
solution rather than the problem.
I hope others will follow your lead!
Some survey forms will go out
this week measuring student,
parent, and teacher satisfaction
levels with our schools. They will
go out according to a set formula
for distribution, which means not
everyone will be surveyed. If you
are a lucky one, please mark the
survey carefully and return them
right away. We'll appreciate your
comments and use them as the
basis for continued improvement.
Have a great week!
Port St. Joe
By: Tanya Varnum
Mr. Adkson's seventh grade
class is collecting donations in
order to raise money for kids who
have cancer A special thanks goes
to the ones who are participating
S Boys' BASKETBALL
Congratulations to the boys,
basketball team for defeating
Blountstown on January 14. The
score -was 53 to 31. Tremaine
Lewis scored 15 of those points.
Seneca Chamber scored 13
points, and Kyron Bailey scored
The boys basketball team also
defeated Florida High on January
17 with a score of 51.to 12. Travis
Woullard scored 22 points. Way to
Avo noQnlnvblQ TI rT
Honor Roll Students ... Port St. Joe Middle School
the class for them to solve. Mrs. % A 46 m K I m
Costin made the class aware of By: Stephanie Maxwell
the many jobs that can be accom-
plished through the aid of the
computer rather than manpower.
Mrs. White and the account-
ing class would like to thank the
professionals in the community'"
for taking the time to talk to the
PORT ST. JOE
Students Of The Week
Congratulations .to our
Students of the Week" Sarah
Hiscock, Eric Brumbaugh,
Matthew Dodson, Emily Raffield,
Ryan Craig, and Susan Ellmer.
Bulldog T-Shirt Sale
If you would like to purchase
a Port St. Joe Elementary School
t-shirt, the cost is $10.00 (cash
General Mills Box Tops.
Our school is still'collecting
General Mills cereal box tops.
Please send them to school.
:Our annual Science Fair will
be held on Thursday, January 23
(today) from 6:00-to 7:30 in the
gym. Everyone Is invited to
attend. : ; *
SPositive Action Day
Our annual Positive Action
day will be observed on Friday,
January 24. The purpose of
Positive Action Day is.to do some-
thing positive for someone else.
Here are some things you can
Seat lunch with your child;
*volunteer some of your time
at Port St. Joe Elementary School;
*do something special for
someone at Port St. Joe
Progress reports for this grad-
ing period will be sent home on
Friday, February 7. If you would
like to schedule a parent/teacher
conference, please call 227-1221.
Due to teacher inservice,
school will not be held on
February 27 and 28.
Help Restless Kids Achieve
It seemed that Keesha had a
hard time sitting still. She'd
bounce from one activity to the
Nothing was ever finished.
Keesha's parents were partic-
ularly worried about homework.
Every five minutes she was jump-
Port St. Joe High School stu-
dents have started out the new
year in good spirits. May every-
one's resolutions come true.
The participants in the Junior
Miss Program dazzled the audi-
ence with their enthusiasm.
Stefanie Wibberg came out on top
with the Ambassador
of Junior Miss Award,
along with Sherri
Hamilton's Spirit of Jr.
Miss Award..The Port
St. Joe High School
girls snatched all five
places. Michelle Car-
land gained fifth as the
talent winner when she
mesmerized the judges
with her astounding
Christy Wood and
Karen Clark picked up
the fourth and third
places. Priscilla Medina proved
her great communication skills to
get the Interview Award, along
with second place.
The show would: not have
been complete without a winner.
Kayce Knox stepped up to take
the glory with her Physical Fitness
A l---.. .
The varsity boy's basketball
team began the new year with no
losses.': Congratulations oon the:
victories over three district teams:
Havana, Florida High, and
Jefferson County. Keep
up the good work!
SIt Is possible that
th'e. state leg' ituire:
!'w6i1Tpid&' the mbony ,
for a loTery scholar-
ship for graduates with
a 3.0 or higher grade
point average. An ofi-
clal college entrance
exam score is required
in order to qualify.
if any juniors or
seniors are interested,
that have not taken the
SAT or ACT, be sure to sign up
immediately. The deadline for the
registration of the next SAT is
A job well done goes out to all
of the students who put out
tremendous effort to make the
honor roll. Keep on studying.
.. Lion's Tale
S--. l 'Faith Christian School
We would like to congratulate
those students:' in grades six
through 12 who didn't receive a
single demerit: Katie Geoghagan,
Linda Phillips, Renee Vinson,
Christa Dykes; Kristen Smith,
and Melissa Thumm. A special
day away from school is being
planned for them. Proverbs 20:11
says, "Even a child is known by
his doings, whether his work be
ing up from the table. Finally,
they tried some things the school
Clear guidelines-Active chil-
dren often need more structure.
Now Keesha starts homework at
exactly the same time and in the
same place each night
Simplify the surroundings--
Keesha's parents remove as many
distractions as possible. When
asked, she was able to say what
keeps her from concentrating.
does best when assignments are
divided into sinaller parts. Her
parents often use a timer and set
it for 10 minutes. Or they mark a
certain number of problems that
should be completed before she
asks for help. Keesha can get up
to stretch or movie around when
she needs to.
Positive feedback-After Kee-
sha finishes each section, her
parents praise her effort. These
few moments of encouragement
are a lot easier than trying to keep
pure, and whether it be right" We
are very proud:of these outstand-
This past Friday, grades
three, four, and five were off to
Tallahassee to enjoy a day. at
Discovery Zone. This trip was
their reward for those who sold
and collected the qualifying
amounts for Christmas items.
Thanks for a Job well done
Congratulations goes out to
our winners of the Voice of
Democracy Speech Contest.
Winning second and third place
were Lee Goff and Nicholas Blake.
A, big thank you is extended to
Mazie Stone for her work with
Parents and friends of Faith
Christian, it's that time again!
Save those Pepsi Blue Caps II! If
you know a Faith Christian stu-
dent, please help us out by giving
them your "Blue Caps."
There will be a meeting of all
parents involved in planning
1997's Project Graduation for this
year's graduates of Port St. Joe
High School on Monday, January
27th. The meeting will begin at 7
p.m. in the school's Commons
Area. Everyone is urged to attend.
Say You Saw It In The Star!
are entering the time of year when
standardized tests will be given.
Below you will find the testing
February 5-Grade 8 Writing,
March 10-2:1--FCAT, Grade 8
April 7-11--CTBS tests.
Each of these tests are very
important. The Writing Assess-
ment grades have continuously
risen each year, a goal that we
have given top priority. The FCAT
is a new assessment that tests
students on the Sunshine State
Standards. This year the FCAT is
a field test but becomes a regular-
ly scheduled assessment during
the 1997-98 school year.
All parents are encouraged to
express the Importance of these
assessments to their children.
T. B. TESTING
On Tuesday, February 4 the
seventh grade students will be
screened for T.B. The Gulf County
Health Department/School Nurse
will be administering.this screen-
ing. Permission forms will be sent
home. for parent permission. All
parents are encouraged to sign
and return these forms.
On Friday, February 14 the
Middle School will have a
Valentine's Danch. Sherry
McDowell, P.T.S.O.. should be in
touch with A.A. mothers regard-
ing the refreshments.
Good luck to the Sharks on
their future games. They will go to
Wakulla for a *4:00 game on.
January 24, and their final game
will be'a home game played
against Wakulla on January 30.
The girls basketball team has
remained undefeated: so far this
season. They .played two games
against Carrabelle on January 16.
They won' the first game with a
score of 23 to eight and the sec-
ond game with a score of 37 to 22.
G;reat'golng ', :
1/23 ,Wewahitchka Home 6:00
1/28 Wakulla. Away 4:00
1/30 Trinlty Away 4:00
2/3 Wewahitchka Away 6:00
2/6 Mosley Home 6:00
GO LADY SHARKS!
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
By: Chris A Earley'
During the week of January
21-24 we will be administering a
school survey. This survey will
appraise the feelings of students,
parents, and teachers regarding
Port St. Joe Middle, School.
Approximately 100 surveys will be
sent to parents. Please complete
the appropriate sections and
return the survey and booklet by
Friday, January 24. Thank you.
TESTING CALENDAR 96-97
As is the case each year, we
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PJS High's Accouniting Class 96-'97
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 1997 PAGE 5B
Evening of Sandwich, Salad and Song
Sunday, February 2
"Sandwich, Salad, and Song"
which will feature a spiritual con-
cert by professional singer/song-
writer Kathryn Kalahan go on sale
at First Methodist of Mexico
Beach this week, according to
church lay leader John Joyner.
The evening will begin at 5
p.m., CST, with a dinner of
gourmet sandwiches and an array
of homemade salads, in the
church's fellowship hall. A con-
cert featuring classic favorites like
The Lord's Prayer and Amazing
Grace, some old time gospel, anrd
some of Kalahan's original con-
temporary music will follow in the
sanctuary at 5:45 p.m... CST.
Tickets for the evening are $6
and may ;be obtained at- the
church (648-8820) on Sundays.
Monday, and Wednesdays. or by
calling 647-8695 anytime.
Kalahan has been in 'the
Mexico Beach area for a year,
coming here from Boston,
Massachusetts. to be near' loved
oyes and concentrate on writing.
She has performed at outdoor
concerts in. Port St. Joe. and
Mexico Beach,. the, .,ylarlin
Theater, land, in area churches.
She Is a member of the worship
team at- First Methodist Mexico
Beach and offers the concert as
part of a fund-raising project,
Joyner said. ;
"The dinner will be good food
and good fellowship, and everyone
who has heard Kathryn sing to
the Lord knows it is an experience
that touches the heart the way
nothing else can." the lay leader
said. Everyone in the community
is invited to attend, he added.
Oliver F. Taylor
Visitation Minister. First
United Methodist Church
Auction Joined by
Gulf County ARC and Gulf
County Transportation are proud.
to announce that local singer.
India Miller, will perform a Benefit
Gospel Concert In conjunction
with the fundraising auction
scheduled for the Monday. 27th of
January. This event is to be held
in the Centennial Building begin-
ning at 6:30 p.m.. Mrs. Miller reg-
ularly performs in the area and
The Psalmist says to'd
us in Psalm 50:1, "The
fool says in his heart,
there is no God." In our
world there are people
who not only don't believe
In God, but deny the existence of God.
I ,really can not believe there Is no God. To
me, ,creation has to have a creator. We are here
becausd'of 'creation. The existence of rational
minds shows there is order in our universe. God
is the first and the last of everything. In Genesis
1:1 the Bible states that in the beginning God
created the heavens and the earth. This I
God is real to me. I. believe He sent His son
into the world so we would know Him better,
This is at the heart of Christianity. As a
Christian, I tell the world that my God is real.
Celebrating Family Aid Area's Elderly
and Friends Day With Wintry Needs
New Bethel A.M.E. Church
vill celebrate its Annual Family
and Friends Day on Sunday,
January 26th at the 11:00 a.m.
The speaker will .be
Gwendolyn Parker of Panama.
City. Rev. Calvin Griffin. Sr. and
members extend an invitation to,
everyone to worship with them.
The family.of Luverne Lowery
Youngblood wishes to. thank
everyone for their concern, .and
support. during,her recent illness
and death. Special thanks to St.
Joseph Telephone Company and
Oak Grove Assembly of od
Many elderly citizens in the
area often find themselves in need
of various Items which could
make the wintry weather pass
more comfortably. The Gulf
County Senior Citizens Associa-
tion Is currently accepting dona-
tions for regular or electric blan-
kets, flannel sheets, electric
heaters, jackets, coats, sweaters
(each In good condition).
Just as Important as material
items is a personal- visit to a
friend, neighbor orrelative who is
eldeHly and alone.' This'also pro-
rides' a great deal'bof warmth dur-
ing these cold winter months.
It'opu are Interested in help-
Ing, the association by 'providing
any of the above listed items, or in
any.,.other capacity, please call
them at 229-8466.
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
"M 0 FirstBaptist Cliurci
102 THolD STREET *PORT'ST. JOE
SU.' Worship Service 8:30 am
Sunday School 9:45 am
Worship Service 11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
1) Evening Worship 7:00 pm
S Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...6:30 pm
Gary Smith Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minister of Music & Youth /
BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
S 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM EST
EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM EST
Sunday Scho'ol ... 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
will have copies of her music for'
Revival and Sing at
HV Church of God
According to Pastor Tim
Bailey, the Highland View Church
of God will be holding a revival
beginning Sunday, January 26.
Services -will be held on Sunday
night at 6:00 p.m. and week-
nights at 7:00 p.m. Rev. Billy
Wallace will be the guest minister.
Also, a sing will beheld at the
church on Saturday, January 25
at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome
to attend any or all of the planned
Chicet-s S nda
The Community Gospel Sing
will be held at the Highland View
Church of God on Saturday night.
January 25th at 7:00 p.m.
They would like to Invite
everyone to attend and worship in
song and praise.
I would like to thank everyone
who helped my family Saturday
night to look for Babe, our little
Sheltle. I felt proud so many peo-
ple helped us. Special thanks to
Mr. Rusty:Burch and to my Paw-
Paw Barnes for finding him:. '-.,
\\ The friendly place to worship!
First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
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 ol 15th & California 648-5776
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00 am. (ET)
++ Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
RESOLU T IONS
: i :, -b -
They are easier male than kept. That's because ve often
base them on our own ideas anl 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 sour 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.
pronderful life He created for you.
Curtis D. Clark, pastor
ible 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.
sale at the benefit.
The list of Items for auction is
growing and donations continue
to come in. Area businesses are
contributing a wide variety of
items-from 24 boxes of Seafood
Medley by Raffleld Fisheries, to a
Fitz & Floyd canister, valued at
$96 a set by Interiors Etcetera.
Several individuals have sup-
plied items as well-including
toolboxes, silk flower arrange-
ments, and many other Items.
Some of the other items available
for sale are a Craftsman roto
tiller, a food processor, a compact
disc "boom box", and more.
The bidding for the auto-
graphed footballs is heating up.
although several Gator fans have
stated that the UF ball will easily
beat out that from Florida State.
This challenge is sure to be
answered by the 'Nole fans.
A complete listing will be
available at the event. The
Association's Board of Directors
would like to thank all the donors
in advance for making this event a
success, and showing the com-
munity spirit that makes Gulf
County a special place to live. If
any further Information is need-
ed, or to make arrangements for a
donation please call 229-6327 or
SFirst United etlfoddist Chrcf.
111 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
SMorning Church.....................9:00 a.m. CT
S Church School ......................10:15 a.m. CT
CHRISTIANITY ON rTHE MOVE-
Dr. Loule Andrews. Pastor Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT
gAl^ FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
M t 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
.-, SUNDAY WORSHIP ...........................10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL ................................11 a.m.
S U S *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
(1/10 mile north of Overstreet Road)
The Church of Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.,
Sunday School '........ 9 a.m. CDT
Worship Service 10 a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study 7p.m.
Constitution And 9fonument
Catch the sj Pf 'Port St. oe
STHEUNITED METHODIST CHURCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Fellowship ..............6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..........7:30 p.m.
SWednesday ..........7:30 p.m.
Choir Director, Robert E. Downs, Jr.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Bible Study: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th:Street & Marvin Avenue
is a church with a
that extends beyond our walls
To effectively communicate God's massage 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
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Sunday School .........9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....11:00 a.m.
Rev. Zedoe Bpaxtei
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Shrimp and Amberjack Provide Ingredients
for Delicious Recipes for Florida Seafood
S Shritip is the' mst popular
and .valuable seafood in the
United States. This delicate and
delicious crustacean is desired
the world over, with hundreds of
s species harvested from fresh
Water and saltwater. There are
four species of shrimp of commer-
cial value in the Gulf of Mexico
and South Atlantic waters. it
takes an expert to distinguish one
from another. To make a. distinc-
SINVIToATION TO BID
SSealed proposals will be recerled In the offce
of the City Clerk. 305 Fifth Street. Port S Joe.
SFlorida. untl 4.30 p.m. February 4. 1997. for fur-
nishing and delivering F.O B.. Port SL Joe. Florida
an Overhead Bridge Crane System as outlined II
: the specifications pertaining thereto.
Specifications and bid documents may be
obtained from the City Clerk's Office. 305 Fif
Street. Port SL Joe. Florida 32456. telephone (9041
S229-8261. Monday through Friday. between 8:00
Sam and 500 p.m. Bids will be publicly opened
. and read at 830 p m.. Febniary 4. 1997. In the
City Commirssion Chambers. City Hall. 305 Fllif
Street. Port St. Joe. Florida. The City reserves the
Right to accept or reject an) or all bids. or to select
Sthe Bid felt to be In the best Interest of the City.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis
tc, January 23, 1997 .
IN THE FOURTEENT- JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA. IN AND
W'ILLIAM H. BLAKE.
DAVID S MARTIN and
ULLLIE B. PRICE. deceased.
and her unklowTi heirs alid devisees.
S, Defenldatis CASE NO. 96-289CA
NOTICE OP SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the under-
signed Clerk of the Circuit Coun of Gulf Couity.
Florida. puLrsIma to the Final Judgement of mort-
age foreclosure entered Ii ihis Cause. will sell oa
the Front Lobby of the Gulf Coudty Courhouse In
Port SL Joe. Gulf Couirv. Florida. 'at I 1:00 A. M.
EST. 110.00 A.M. CSTI. on the 13th day ol
February. 1997. the following described real prop.
erty lying and being II, Gulf County. Florida. to-witl
Commence at the SW Conier of Secton 13.
T S. RI IW. Gull County. Flonda. and thence run
North 89'24'40" East for 1726 20 ft.. thence North
o0131'37" West for 266301 ft.: thence North
89'24'40" East for 2218.22 ft.: thence South
01'31'37 East for 752.29 ft for the POB. From
said POB rui North 60:1345" East for 125.00 tL:
S thence South D013137" East Ior 38000 ft to a
point on the Northerly R/W huie of SR No 366:
thence South 60:13'45' West along said R/W Ilie
for 125.00 ft: thence North 01'31'37- West for
380.00 ft. to the POB
ALSO. 1973 Hallmark Mobile Home. Serial No
SH1764. with furnishings.
THIS NOTICE dated this 16th dry of
BENNY C LISTER. CLERK
?r'. Golf County Circult Cort
S.r,, By /s/ NM. `,aughai,
S 2c. Januan 23 aid 30. 1997.
SIN TE FOURTEENTM JUDICLN,
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA. IN AND
FOR GULF COUNT
WEWA-ilTCH-KAA STATE BANK.
SGLENDA SUE SIRMONS d/b/a
REDEYE VIDEO. LIMLIC-SIX
SCORP. anid DEPARTMENT OF
tion, they are .roughly categorized
according to color. The four major
kinds are: brown shrimp (Penaeus
aztecus), pink shrimp (Penaeus
duoraruim, white shrimp
(Penaeus setiferus) and royal red
shrimp (Pleoticus robustus or
Shrimp are decapod crus-
taceans characterized by five
pairs of legs with small pincers on
the end. The first three pairs are
REVENUE, STATE OF FLORIDA,
'Defendants. CASE NO. 96315CA
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the under-
signed Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County.
S Florida pursuant to the Final Judgement of mort-
h gagreforeclosure entered this Cause will ell at
4 the Fr.;nt Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse In
S Port SL. Joe Gulf County. Florida. at 11 00 A. M.
EST. (10:00 A.M. CSTI. on the 13Lh day of
d February. 1997. the following described real prop-
S erty lying and being In Gulf County. Florida. to-wil
S Comnience at an Iron pipe miirldig the SW
S Corner of the SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 24.
T4S. RIOW. Gulf County. Florida. and thence go
South 90-00"00" East (Bearing Base) along the
South boundary ble of said SE 1/4 of the SW I/4
for a distance of 144 59 ft. for the POB: from said
S POB continue South 90'00'00' East along the
South Boundary line ofsaid SW 1/4 of the SW I/4
for a distance of 83.63 ft to the Westerly R/W line
of SR No 71 (as monumented): thence go North
04 10'33" East along said R/W line for a distance
of 36.19 ft.: thence departing said R/W line go
South 89'5323' West for a distance of 84.19 ft.:
thence'go South 03'18'21" West for a distance of
35.99.f. to the POB. .
DATED THIS 16th day of January. 1997
BENNY C. LISTER. CLERK
Gulf County Circuit Court
By /s/ M. Vaughan
21c. January 23 and 30. 1997.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT.
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
t IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
3f .FILE NO 95-33
IN RE- The Estate of
KATHLEEN W. THOMPSON.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on the 17th day
of January. 1997. there was placed on deposit in
this omice. funds received from Nolan Treglown. as
personal representaU\ e of the estate of KATHLEEN
W. THOMPSON. deceased. In the amount of
S4.365 18 Said funds are all of the assets due to
SUZANNE WHELAN JENCKS and BARBARA
JENCKS SANDERS. and said assets remain
Unless said funds are dalamed on or before
six (6) m months from the date of first publliaton of
this notice said funds wll be forwarded to the
Stale of Florida, pursuant to Florida Statutes
iIN wITNESS WHIEREOF. I have set my hand
tojfficial seal at Port St. Joe. Flonda. this 17th
day o'Jujiiiary. 1997
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ M Parker
ALICIA C JONES
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
PO BOX 39
PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA 32457
FLORIDA BAR NO. 0048674
2tc(ml. January 23 and February 20. 1997
GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD drivers: Carla Jo Newman, Patricia Strayer,
SDECEMBER 10, 1996 and Debra Williams.
The Gulf County School Board met In Approved Janie Adklson be moved
regular session on December 10, 1996, at from a Secretary III level to Secretary II at
9:00 A.M., In the Gulf County School Board Port St. Joe Elementary School.
Administrative Offices in Port St. Joe. The On motion by Mr. Byrd. second by
following members were present: Mar; Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Pridgeon, Charlotte Pierce, David Byrd. Board approved the transfer of David
Caroline .Norton. and Oscar Redd. The Bidwell to Wewahitchka Elementary School
Assistant Superintendent and ,Board as Interim Principal for the remainder of the
Attorney were also present. The 1996-97 school year.
Superintendent was absent due to family
Illness. PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
Chairman Pridgeon presided, and the Mrs. Norton. second by Mrs. Pierce. the
meeting was opened with the Invocation led Board approved an Interagency Personnel
by Oscar Redd, followed by the Pledge of Assignment Agreement between the Gulf
Allegiance led by Caroline Norton. County District School Board and the
HEAR FROM PUBLIC: Mrs. Debra Florida Association of District School
Wood appeared before the Board and Superintendents to provide the services of
expressed her concern over the matter of Walter Wilder as a consultant to technical
equality in the yearbook and locker rooms assistance and training in providing a vari-
between girls and boys varsity sports at ety of Mentoring Services to New
Port St. Joe High School. Superintendents In the Panhandle area of
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On motion Florida. with Pierce. Byrd, Norton. and
-'by.Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs. Norton. and Redd voting YEA: and Pridgeon voting NAY.
unanimous vote, the Board adopted the On motion by Mr. Redd. second by Mr.
agenda. BTd. and unanimous vote. the Board
BUDGET MATTERS/PAYMENT OF approved an Agreement between the Gulf
Budget Amendment No. II, General : Su nc..
Fund .- ; ': TRANSPORTATION MATTERS: On
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: On motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mr. Byrd.
motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. Norton. and unanimous vote, the Board approved
and unanimous vote, the Board approved new bus stop #6119, Bus #61, Hihway 71,
the minutes of Novembr 12 and 19, 1996, Whitfeld Hill, in Wewahltchka.
with an amendment to the minutes .of On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
November 19. 1996. changing the time of.' Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote. the Board
the January 14. 1997. Board meeting from denied a request for a home bus stop offof
5:00 P.M. to 9:00 A.M. Roberts Cenetery Road and Hwy..71 In
CORRESPONDENCE:' The Board Wewahitchka.
Reviewed cards of thanks from Marilyn and 'On motion by Mr. Redd. second by Mr.
Loreta Goodwin. and the Leroy Stephens Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
family. approved request to transfer surplus school
PERSONNEL MATTERS: On motion bus #7, B71HVJH2176. to the City of Port
S by Mrs. Norton, second by Mr. Redd, and St. Joe.
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
following personnel matters for the 1996.97 SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: The
Sschoolyear. Board reviewed School Resource Officer
Approved Peral Hunter for the supple- Monthly Activity Reports for Port St.- Joe
position of Jr. Hgh Girls' High School/Port St. Joe Middle Schooland
mentay pay tion Wewahitchka High School for the month of
Basketball Coach at Wewahitchka High. November, 1996. No action necessary.
School. November, 1996. No action necessary.
Aiproved the ofliowing substitute The Board reviewed information con--
ppSchool Food Service workers Eudora cerning Architectural Consultants for the
S Smith. oi od Service wrly eld, and Port St. Joe Elementary Renovation Project.
Smith. Rita Todd. Kimberly Raffield, and TheBoardsetJanuary13,1997,8:00A.M.,
Shen, MoonvhamThe Board set January 13, 1997, 8:00 A.M.,
Sherry Mooneyham. .ET, for a special nfeeting to select a quall-
Approved Carol Faison for the position fled architectural consultant for the project.
i of Secretary to the Supenntendent effective
January 7, 1997. BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS: On
Approved Robert Nowell for the posi. motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs.
uon of Maintenance iII iworket effecmue Norton, and unanimous vote, the Board
SDecember 10, 1996. : approved for Board members and the
.Approved te following a substitute Superintendent to attend the Florida School
S teachers in the Gulf County SchoolSystem Boards Association Boardsmanship and
Kelly Jones and Kimberly Raffleld. Oneranusry Conference5 n Tallassee, FL,
on January 15-17, 1997.
,Acepted a letter of retirement from ADJOURNMENT: On motion by Mr.
Thclma Lewis. School Food Service worker,
cThelma D r 23 d S e Byrd,. second by Mrs. Norton and unani-
effective December 23. 1996. mous vote, the Board adjourned at 10:30
Approved the following substitute bus A.M.
PUBLIC NOTICES i
used for walking. They have large,:
well-developed eyes, large swiim'
merets, and long antennae. The'
color varies depending on the
species. Pink shrimp found along'
thae Atlantic coast are usually
brown; those found along the
northern Gulf coast are often
lemon-yellow; and those found in
Florida's Tortugas are pink. White
shrimp are grayish-white with a
green, red or blue tinge on the tail
and legs. Royal red shrimp are
usually deep red, but are some-
times grayish pink.
Most shrimp spawn offshore.
in deep water from early spring
through early fall. young shrimp
are carried by currents into
coastal estuaries to mature. In
Florida, shrimp are harvested
with trawls, which are cone-
shaped nets towed alqng:the bot-
tom in shallower waters near
shore. Turtle, excluder devices
(TEDS) and by-catch reductions
devices (BRDS) are 'used, as
required by law, to minimize the
capture of non-target marine tur-
tles and fish. ..--
Shrimp are sized and sold by
'count" (number of shrimp per
pound) either whole or headless.
For example, headless shrimp of
16-20 count means there are 16
to 20'shrimp per pound. Counts
for headless shrimp range from
under 10 (the largest shrimp) to
300-500 (the smallest).
Shrimp are available In a
variety of fresh or frozen product
forms. The most common form is
"Green headless" (raw, head-off,
shell-on). "Peeled shrimp" (shell
removed) are sold in a variety of
forms Including "PUD" (peeled
undevelned), "P & D" (peeled and
deveined) and "tail on" (Peeled
with the tall fin and adjacent shell
segment left on ). Individually
quick frozen (TQF) cooked shrimp
products are available in a variety
of product forms, breaded and'
Shrimp are an excellent'
source of high-quality protein, vit-
amins, minerals, and they are low
.n fat. Shrimp are delicious and
easily prepared, whether boiled,
broiled, baked, grilled, or fried.
Store fresh shrimp in the refriger-
ator at 32 38 degrees F. and use
in one or two days. If frozen, store
at 0 degrees F. and use within six
months. Thaw shrimp in the
refrigerator or under cold running
Approximate nutritional vl-
ues for 4 ounces (114 grams) of
raw, edible portion: calories-120:?
calories from fat-15: total fat-1.5;
saturated fat-0 gram; cholesterol-
175 milligrams; sodium-190 mil-
ligrams; carbohydrate-0 gram*:
protein-23 grams: calcium-6%
RDI**: iron-8%6 RDI.
'Dietary fiber and sugars exist in
insigniflcant amounts In seafoods. '"RDI
means Recommended Daily Intake.
Shrimp Salad Veronique
3/4 pound cooked shrimp, peeled
I cup fresli pineapple chunks or
canned In natural juice,
drained, reserving 1/4 cup
I cup fresh orange segments.
drained, reserving 1/4 cup
juice, seeded and membrane
I cup seedless grapes
1 small red apple, unpared,
cored, and cut into 1-inch
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon arrow root or corn-
1/4 cup raisins
In a .2-quart mixing bowl,
combine shrimp, pineapple.
orange segments, grapes, and
apple. Cover and chill. Place
reserved pineapple, orange., and
lemon juices In a 1 quart
saucepan; brJng to a gentle boll.
.Stir in arrowroot: 'coqk until
thickened, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and stir in 1/4
cup raisins; cool. Serve salad oni a
bed of lettuce. Spoon I table-
spoon raisin dressing over each
serving. Yield:-4 servings.
Coconut Fried Shrimp
2 pounds large shrimp, peeled
2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 1/2 cups milk
BEST FOOT FORWARD ...
,By Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist
ORTHOTICS IN WIDE USE
If shoes were transparent, you
might be surprised to see how many-
people are benefitting from orthotic
Inserts. These slim'.devices, custo-
mized to meet individual needs, help
people'stand, walk or run more effi-
ciently and comfortably. Orthofics
are fabricated to meet specific needs
after the podiatrist evaluates the In-
dividual's foot problems. There are
two principal types:
Rigid orthotics are used to con-
trol the way the foot functions. Made
of leather, metal or synthetics, they
improve abnormal motion of major
foot joints and slip easily into regular
Soft orthotics L
absorb shock and
are shaped to
take pressure off
eas or sore spots. -
Other orthotics include semi-
rigid types, which can be customized
to meet the demands of different
sports. In many cases, orthotics are
the answer for improving foot perfor-
mance and comfort. If you have a
foot problem, consult the podiatrist.
Presented in the interest
of better foot care by: *
DR. STEPHEN J. GROSS, PODIATRIST
HIGHWAY 98 EASTPOINT
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon curry
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups shredded coconut
Oil for deep frying
In a 1-quart, mixing bowl
combine 1 1/2 cups flour, milk,
baking powder, curry, .and salt;
stir until blended. Place remain-
ing 1/2 cup flour and coconut in
2 separate shallow pans. Dredge
shrimp in flour, dip in batter, then
roll in coconut. Fry in hot oil at
350 degrees, F until coconut is
golden brown. Drain on absorbent
paper before transferring to
warming tray. Serve hot with a
Sweet and Sour Sauce. Yield: 6
servnngs. *Tall section maybe left
Sweet and Sdur Sauce
1/2 cup catsup
1/3 cup orange marmalade
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon lemon Juice
2 teaspoons dry mustard
I 1 teaspoon horseradish
1/4 teaspoon curry powder
In a saucepan mix all ingredi-
ents together and heat until hot.
and bubbly. Serve warm. Yeld:
approximately I'cup.; ''
2 pounds shrimp, peeled and
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup margarine or butter,
3 tablespoons lemon Juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Chopped parsley (garnish)
Saute' garlic in margarine
until tender but not brown.
Remove from heat; add lemon
juice, salt, and pepper. Arrange
shrimp, single layer, in baking
dish. Pour sauce over shrimp.
Broil about 4 inches from source
of heat for 8-10 minutes or until
shrimp are no longer translucent,
in the center, basting once during
broiling. Garnish with 'parsley.
Yeld: 6 servings.
Shrimp and Rice Bake
1 1/2 pounds cooked shrimp,
peeled and deveined
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
I cup chopped onions
3 tablespoons margarine or butter
3 cups cooked rice
1 cup dairy sour cream
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar
Cut large' shrimp In half.
Saute' mushrooms and onions in
margarine until tender. Set aside.
Spread rice In bottom of a lightly
oiled. 2-quart shallow baking
dish. Top' with shrimp. Combine
sour cream and mustard. Pour
over shrimp. Top with onion-
mushroom mixture. Sprinkle with
cheese. Bake at 450 degrees F for'
6-8 minutes or until cheese melts.
Yield: 6 servings.
1 1/2 pounds cooked shrimp,
peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 can (16. oz) unpeeled apricot
halves, c'ut in half
2 kiwi fruit, peeled, cut in wedges
2 cups cooked rice
1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds
1/2 cup chopped parsley :
Combine soy sauce, corn-
starch, garlic powder, and ginger;
mix together thoroughly. Drain
apricots,, '- reserving liquid.
Combine apricot liquid and soy
sauce mixture in a 10-inch skilleL
Cook over medium heat, stirring
constantly, until thick and clear.
Add shrimp, apricots, and kiwi
fruit; cook over low heat for 1-2
minutes or until thoroughly heat-
ed. Combine rice, almonds, and
Amberjacks are members of
the genus Seriola,' which are the
largest jacks. Amberjacks occur
throughout Florida, where they
concentrate around' natural or
man-made reefs, rock outcrops,
and wrecks. The amberjack has
many lavender and golden tints
and an amber band from eye to
tail. The back Is blue or oliva-
ceous and' the sides and belly are
silvery-white. occasionally .there
is an amber, even pinkish, cast to
the. body. Amberjacks csan reach
weights of more than 150 pounds;
however, small amberjacks,
weighing 15 pounds or less, are
considered the best to eat.
Amberjacks are voracious
predators that forage over reefs
and wrecks in small groups. They
are caught by commercial fisher-
men using longllnes (light cables
anchored on the bottom with balt-
ed hooks on short lines spaced:
over its length).
Amberjacks should be fillet-
ed, skinned, and carefully
trimmed to remove as much of the
red muscle as possible to ensure
good taste. Amberjack meat
should be kept iced until cooked,
or frozen as quickly as possible.
Properly frozen, it will keep two to
four months. Keep amberjack
refrigerated at 32 38 degrees F.
or store in a freezer at 0 degrees F..
until ready to use. Thaw frozen
amberjack In the refrigerator or
under cold running water.
Amberjacks can be pan-fried,
broiled, smoked, baked, deep-
fried, charcoal-broiled, or made
Into delicious chowder.
Broiled Fish St. Augustine
I 1/2 pounds amberjack fillets
1 teaspoon ground marjoram
1 teaspoon ground allspice
I teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
2 tablespoons minced onion
I teaspoon minced garlic
Place fish, skin side down, on
well oiled broiling pan. Combine
marjoram, allspice, pepper, salt,
and thyme: apply generously to
fish. Mix onion and garlic: spread
over fish. Broil 5-6 inches from
'source of heat for 15-20 minutes
or until fish flakes easily with a
fork. Yield: 4 servings.
'Amberjack with Mushrooms
2 pounds amberjack illets
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper sea-
1 1/2 cups sliced fresh mush-
;:"-., room s "' ,: i.;- '.. -<' -!*"^: ; *
1/2 cup chopped; roasted; salted,
hickory smoke flavored
3 tablespoons margarine or butter
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
Place fish, single layer, in
lightly-oiled baking dish. Sprinkle
with lemon juice, salt, and lemon.
j Elizabeth: W. Thompson
EAL.oi, 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
THANK YOU GULF COUNTY
Elizabeth W. Thompson, Realtor
wishes to announce that for the
third straight year
a Rih Jay
S. in Sales.
My great grandmother
and my dad want to thank
you for the grea( year my
dad had. Hopefully, he'll
do as well in 1997, and
can get me the cowboy
boots to go along with my
For All Your Real Estate Needs
Vacant Lots & Acreage
pepper. Bake at 350 degrees F,
15-20 minutes, until fish flakes
easily with a fork. Remove fish to
a heated platter. Combine
remaining ingredients in a 2-
quart; saucepan: cook, over low
heat for 5-7 minutes. Spoon hot
mixture over fish. Yield: 6 serv-
Ings. I '
2 pounds anmberjack fillets:
1/2 cup herb and garlic salad
1/2 cup corn flake crumbs
1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar
6 thin orange slices (garnish)
Cut fish into serving-size por-
tions. Place fish, single layer, in a
shallow baking dish. Pour dress-
ing over fillets; cover and mari-
nate in refrigerator for several
hours, turning fish 3-4 times.
Combine crumbs and cheese: mix
well. Roll fish in crumb mixture.
.,Arrange fish in lightly oiled bak-
ing dish; sprinkle with remaining
crumb mixture. Bake at 450
degrees F for 15-20 minutes or
until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Garnish with orange slices. Yield:
Hot Honey Grilled
2 pounds amberjack steaks
S1 cup honey
1/2 cup prepared mustard
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
Combine honey, mustard,
pepper, lemon Juice, and cayenne;
mix well. Baste steaks with honey
mixture; place in well oiled,
hinged-wire grill. Cook about 4
inches from moderately hot coals
for 10 minutes per inch of thick-
Sness on each side. Baste often.
Yield: 4 servings.
Handle fish with safety and
quality in mind. Keep cold seafood
cold. Most retailers will provide a
small amount of ice for the trip
home. Store'fish in the coldest
part of the refrigerator and if pos-
sible use it the day of purchase.
For the mildest flavor, remove
the skin and the dark lateral line
of the flesh before cooking fish.
and place the fillets skin side
down to cook.
THE PREVIOUS ARTICLES
AND RECIPES ON SHRIMP AND
AMBERJACK WERE ..:.
Provided by the' 'Florida
' department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services, Bob
Crawford, Commissioner, Bureau
of Seafood and Aquaculture. .i
Sa You Saw,t In The Star!
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Buick LeSabre, 1995 Nissan 4x4 pick-
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Mitsubishi Galant, 1995 Chevrolet
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Call Debbie or Diane at St Joe Paper-
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One set of aluminum wheels, 5 lug for
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1984 Buick Skylark. only 67.000
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1996 Honda Accord LX. white. 4 dr.,
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S$15,500. Call 229-6424 after 5 p.m.
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perfect for plumber of. electrician.
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Ford motor 250 straight 6 cylinder
and automatic transmission, can hear
run. $200 or best offer. Call Bill at
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'needs total restoration. Best offer.
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$ 1.500. 229-8620. tfc 1/9
'95 Geo Tracker. automatic, air cond..
26.000 miles. $13.900. Call 647-
3838. tfc 12/19
12.5 fiberglass bateau, 15 hp Evin-
rude motor and trailer, fresh paint.
asking $900. 647-5648. Itp 1/23
At Mexico Beach, almost new 3
bdrm.. 2 full bath. 14x70 mobile
home. completely furnished with
washer & dryer. Located on corner
: lot, 4 blocks from beach. Storage shed
also included. 8450 monthly. $250
damage deposit. Sorry. no pets. Refer-
Sences required. Call 648-5162 after 6
p.m. 2tc 1/23
Apartment for rent, 1 bedroom fur-
nished. all utilities furnished. includ-
i, ng cable. 229-9000 or 229-2727.
2 bedroom. I bath unfurnished trail-
er, located 2 blocks from beach on St.
Joe Beach. No pets. 647-5361.
St. Joe Beach, 3 bdrm., 2 ba., 2/3 car
garage, 3 story. home. 2 deck view.
Long term. $625 month. Available
February 1, 1997. (904) 862-7580.
Clean and efficient 2 bedroom apart-
ment, ,$385 month plus deposit. Call
229-6527. tfe 1/23
Mobile home. Wetappo Creek. Call
647-3905. 2tc 1/16.
One bedroom pool house. St. Joe
Beach. $385 includes utilities. 648-
5328 or 647-3461, : ffe /16
12'x60' trailer. $250 per month. $150
deposit 648-5306. tfe 1/9
Furnished one bedroom apartment,
includes utilities. Call 229-9000.
Retail store for rent. Call 229-9000 or
229-2727. tfc 1/9
House & Business for Rent. 41st St.
& Hwy. 98. Call for more information,
648-3090. 4tc 1/9
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No.
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. Sor-
ry, no children. 647-5106. tfc 1/9
Pine Ridge Apts. Rent Free until Feb-
ruaiy 15. Call now, 227-7451; Our
on-site managers are ready::to help
you reserve your new 1, 2 & 3 bed-
room.Wlth cen. air cond., wall to wall
carpet & on-slte laundry for as low as
$255.00 ri'onth. Based on income.
An Equal Housing Opportunity.
Commercial warehouse & office space
in Mexico Beach. 648-5474: tfc 1/9
St. Joe Beach: 3 bdrm.,:2 ba., garage,
pool, fp, $725 mo., first, last month
rent, year lease. 300' to Gulf. Vacant
Feb. 15. 1997. 648-5328. tfc 1/2/97
2 bedroom. I 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. I mile to public
boat ramp. Full hook-ups available.
THE JUNCTION. Hwy. 71 & 73. 639-
5608. fc 1/2
Two mobile homes for rent in Mexico
Beach. 648-5476. tfc 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. tfc 1/2
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. 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
efficient 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 & refrlg..
cen. h&a. screen porch, carport &
SLarge 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig.. washer/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house. 1 1/2
ba.. inside laundry rm. ch&a. dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
-Small 2 bdrm. home. auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
-One bedroom apartment. washer/
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St Joe Furni-
ture; 227-1251. tfc 1/2
Safe 'N Dry
214 3rd St, PSI,1 F
Clmate-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.
508 Ei hth St. $58,900
M om.F0Rn Arooms K b.th 1.l300 PORT ST. JOE
floors, new mlni-blinds rm all swndor ri hit aler h.er & 3itel iron 2
door. Lg sncreerd perh in Iront ien.:Rdi hii.k jid ,Ilh rorjge,.hep I'n.
include nge r e rnge en Jerator and cailng in-.
Moving Sale: Odds and ends, furni-
ture, January 22-25, all day, 57 Azal-
ea Drive, Mexico Beach.
Yard Sale: Moving, Saturday, Jan. 25,
9-2 ET. Window air cond., jewelry,
much more. 124 Selma St., St. Joe
Yard Sale: 526 9th St Saturday, Jan.
25th. This yard sale was cancelled
last week because of sickness. Tod-
dler clothes, baby clothes, household
,items, women's clothes and pants,.
knick knacks. ltp
Multi-family, Garage Sale: Gulfaire,
315, 317 and 319 Beacon Rd., Satur-
day, Jan. 25th. I tp
Yard Sale', Saturday, Jan. 25. Baby
bed. play pens, lots of baby items. gas
blower. VCR, knick knacks. etc. 137
Main St.. Wewahltchka. off Hwy. 71.
north at Lakeside Lodges. Irp
Sitter needed in St. Joe Beach area
for a six year old. from 3:30 till 7:30,
Monday Friday. Call 647-8952 be-
fore 3:30. ask for Shella. Itp 1/23
PERSONAL ASSISTANT: Local, es-
tablished businessman has an imme-
diate opening for a personal assistant.
Candidate must have strong organiza-
tional. mathematical and office skills. -
Modern computer exp. helpful. Entry
level. Will train. Part-time, hourly
wages to start. Ideal for part-time stu-
dent. If you are energetic and looking'
for a career, call 229-2748.
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 $S. Re-
liable couple. Contact Ron & Maxine
Leopold at 648-4204 anytime/leave
message. tfc 1/2
NEED A SIGN?
I BOYER SIGNS
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 Electilcal Work
24 Hr. Service
LIC IER0013i168 fNSuRED
T.V. 8 V.C.R.
Sales 8 Service
Zerith G.E. RCA & Magnavox
Factory Autnorized Service
We Service Wnat We Sell
Badcock Home Furnishings Center
310 Reid Ave., Port St Joe
Total Pool Maintenance
LaIwn Care Packages
.As always call us for your
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
INSURANCE FREE ESTIMATES
348 Santa Anna St.
St. Joe Beach 32456
SImmediate opening for full time secur-
ity and clean up person. Apply in per-
son at El Governor Motel. 2tc 1/23
Elderly couple seeking a housekeeper
three mornings a week in Beacon Hill
area. References required. 647-5080.
Part-time bookkeeping position
needed. Gulf Co. Sr. Citizens will be
accepting applications for a part-time
15 hour,.a week position for assistant
fiscal officer. The duties will consist of
computer billing, payroll and other
bookkeeping duties. Applicant must
be 18 years old or older, have a high
school diploma and be computer
knowledgable. Applications will be ac-
cepted until January 31st. You may
call 229-8466 for more information.
We are an equal opportunity employ-
er. Itc 1/23
Pest Control Technician. Must have
neat appearance, self-motivated, Flor-
Ida drivers license with clean record.
Experience helpful but will train right
person. Call Donnle's Total Pride Pest
Control for interview. 648-3018 or
639-5686. Drug Free Workplace.
Drug screening required when hired.
Race track concession stand, ever)
Saturday. 3 p.m. 11 p.m. CST. 904-
674-8900. 2tc 1/16
LOOKING for mature individual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
ica Financial Services. Take charge
and manage a portion of our multi-
faceted business. We offer high com-
mission income potential. flexible
hours, many other pluses. Could start
part time. For intenlew, call today.
648-8565. .tfc 1/2
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
C./.s l awn
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach,
Port St. Joe & Wewahitchka
*I will work lor 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
First St. 227-2112
BOB'S PAINT &
29 continuous Years of
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
Flea Control Condominiums
SHousehold Pest Control New Treatment/
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
1 FAMILY OWNED
i PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
k? ffIgI1F:UT g^j:4*1i
HARDEE'S NEEDS YOUI Will fit your
schedule, good pay & benefits. Apply
in person, non phone calls please.
Health Support Aide #80027. Incum-
bent will serve in the School Health
Program. This is a 10 month per posi-
tion, 70 hours biweekly. Submit State
of Florida application to Verna
Mathes, Gulf CHD, 502 Fourth Street,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Closing date
1/27/97. 2tc 1/16
The City of Port St. Joe Is accepting
applications for the following position:
CREW LEADER, PARKS & CEME-
Application and Job description may
be picked up and returned to the Mu-
nicipal Building. 305 Fifth Street. Port
SL Joe. Florida 32457. Application
deadline is 1-31-97.
The City of Port St. Joe enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy and Is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. 2tc 1/16
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
Winchester 270 XTR Featherweight
3x9 Leopold. bl-pod, sling, best offer.
648-8827 or 648-8110. Itp 1/23
Beautiful wedding gown & veil. lots of
lace & pearls, size 7 1/2. Long train &
veil. $150. 648-5994. Mexico Beach.
* Custom Wood
A 8 R Fence
Feeia ng eed Cecrete Work
Al nrt FiItcnnmanr, FREE Emmates
EIN #59 311566 (9041 647-4047
STax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
GOURDS birdhouse $3.00, craft
size, $5.00 and up. 639-2708.
;: 2tc 1/23
15.8 cu. ft. almond color,chest freez-
er, like new, $150. Antique mahogany
tea cart, $200; antique side chair.ma-
hogany, $120; small settee, solid oak
exposed frame, loose cushions, $75.
Laying hens and mallard ducks for
sale. Call 227-1701 or come by 352
Bonita St. in Highland View.
I Brother sewing machine, model
#UX7-10850: 2 dressers with mirrors
$25 ea.: I rattan loveseat $30; regular
& Super Nintendo games & Sega
games, $25 and under. 229-6994.
Nordic Track Excel. excellent condi-
tion. solid oak and steel, wheels for
easy transport. Paid $549.00. will sell
$350 or best offer. 229-8421.
Rocker/glider, maple w6od. country
blue & mauve cushions. Excel. cond.
Asking $125. Contact Andrea or Chris
at 227-7474 after 6:00 p.m.
II cu. ft. upright freezer, used 6
months. 1/2 price $175. 229-6984.
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
S70 hp Evinrude controls, steering
cable, excellent cond. $1.200 obo. 32'
travel trailer. 3400 Ib. tongue wt.. self
contained. excel. cond. $6.000. Call
827-2838 or 579-3946. tfc 1/9
Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
Mobile 899-0219 or 899-0218
deLt & Nacattea
General Typing Dictarion Brief Work
LORI R. OTWELL, Owner
904) 227-3305 mtc. 227-OY18
405 Planlalion Dr Port SI Joe
LOANS Dn J PAWN SHOP
"The Little House with the Big Deals"
Comer of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Business: (9041 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9-12
Harmon's Heavy Equipment co.
Specializing in Black Top Soil
BULL DOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS *TRACTORS DUMP TRUCKS
S648-8924 OR 648-5767 if no answer
VINYL SIDING by Wewa Siding Co.
EXPERT WORK REASONABLE PRICES
OUR GOAL IS YOUR SATISFACTION!
227-5986 or 227-5987
'. . l / .
GULF COAST COATINGS
CUSTOM RESIDENTIAL PAINTING
Serving Gulf, Calhoun and Bay Counties
Licensed and Insured Sr. Discounts Free Estimates
B .. a,. tfc 12/12
o c CUSTOM HOME PLANS
`OP^ (904) 647-3548
Rose Mary Mapel
S6240 Hwy. 98 West
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Free Estimates and Design *
Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Reoair "
. . . . . ,17 -f v--
'Let us do the caring whileiyou'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
-% % .:: :- ..' ~.': .*' -'. .. .~~' ":.i :j: .'". '
TRADES & SERVICES
PAGE SB THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 1997
American wheels. 15" rims and tires.
almost new worth $1,400,. have, re-
ceipt, selling for $700. Sweet steal.
647-8292, contact Vie. 3tp 1/9
Camper top for Toyota or Mazda pick-
up truck, $200. Call 229-6392.
LOOK. crpentry, window re-
placement, screen/glass rooms -
siding, you name ltl Expert work
and nothing less at. rock bottom pric-
es. Be glad to show you what I've
S done 647-3300. THE HOUSE DOC-
TORS. tfc 1/2
No payment no interest
until April 1997
ST. JOE RENT-ALL
706 Ist St. 227-2112
White Snapper SUh Echo
Outdoor Power Products
; L Black and white bull terrier, male,
t fixed, loves children. Free to good
home with fenced yard. Call 639-
2774. ltp 1/23
FREE puppies to good home. Black
lab mix. two females, very playful.
Call 229-6683. Itp 1/23
White English bulldog puppies, most-
ly all white, some with blue eyes. Tails
docked and first shots. Ready to go
February 1. $125. 904-878-5775.
Faye's Nail &
TOTAL NAIL CARE
Certified Nail Technician
1905 Long Ave., Port St. Joe
Wolff Tanning System Call for Appt.
Purebred German shepherd puppies,
only 3 left, $75. 648-4148 after 5 p.m.
AKC registered black lab puppies.
Had shots, ready to go. Call .227-
7535. tfc 1/9
Insure your dog's wintry coat Ask
Barfield'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 & cats.
PET & PROPERTY TENDERS. In
your home pet sitting by Joey and
Marie Romanelli. 229-1065. tfe 1/2
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday. 8:00 p.m.
Thurs.. 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at Ist United
Methodist Church. PSJ
* Water Damage
Upholstery Odor Control
Free Estimates, Call Anytime 648-8258
Have Welder Will Travel
For All Your Welding Needs Including Aluminum & Stainless
Lowest Prices in Town
Boat Trailers Hitches Trucks Etc.
(94f) 649-5994 rexico Beach, FL
LIC # RF0051042
FREE ESTIMATES RG 0051008
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. SEFisc- KT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone- 509 Fourth St.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 1t /14 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
A/C, Heating, Refrigeration, and Ice
a Ventilation Sheet Metal Fab. Natural
Gas & Electrical Equipment Contractor
Harden Umnet *e *a t,
Service Co. WeWZr246
Wewahltchka. FL 32465
State Mesh rRM0066465
Ste Mech RM0066465 Ernle "Cooter" Harden/Owner
Phone 904-639-2454 Cel. Ph. #227-5036 tic ea20
S- -GCustom Kit'chenl and Bath
Jeff Powell, Owner
'580 Palmetto Dr.,Overstreet
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (904) 648-4088
New Construction, Remodeling,
Additibns, Service Upgrades
.;No Job Too Small Give Us A Call!
insured& 48 44 JOHN R.
Licensed 6 M STOMP
'ER0014030 8tc 1-17-97
House for sale at 225 Redflsh St.
Highland View. For more information.
call 229-9090. tfc 1/23
Owner Needs to Sell: 3 drm., 3 ba.
modular home, great condition, cen.
h&a, & >many extras. 12x24' block
storage building, Ig. fenced yard. Ap-
praised at $48,000.00, but no reason-
able offer refused. Call (days) 904-
227-1342, nights & Sundays 904-,
-874-2497, 189 .Bai-bara Dr., Ward
Ridge. 4tc 1/16
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 ;
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. SI 1.000.
827-2990. tfc 1/2
* Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church. Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.
Make those old wood floors
look like new. Don't replace -
Call Circle S Enterprise
827-6828, ask for Dusty
Catherine L. Collier
Ilidenpendcitt Sales Represeniatiue
211 Allen Memorial Way Port SL 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
1 8.95 plus tax -
We Custom Bend Pipe for You.
Outboard Motor Repair.
Owned & Operated by Danny Cloyton
133 S. 2nd St. Wewa
639-4174 or 639-4175
Interior & Exterior
Custom Bands & Coins
No Styrofoam. Just Real
Painting by.: DeGraff
-lip 1 2 97
Three bedroom, 2 story brown brick
house in Port St. Joe on Gautler Me-
morial Lane, next to park. Includes
furniture. Ala. 205-332-8123 or Fla.
- 904-648-4740. tfc 1/2
Two bedroom townhouse on water-
front off 38th St., 117-D South. In-
cluding furniture. Ala. 205-332-
8123 or Fla. -904-648-4740.
301 Woodward Ave., cleared lot,
zoned commercial and light Industri-
al. 648-4088 after 5. tfc 1/2.
Want to Buy: house in Port St. Joe
area that needs a little work. Call Pat.
227-3511i,f interested in selling.
Brick house, 3 bdrm.. I ba. living
room with fireplace. din.. kit., utility
rm. cen. heat and air, corer lot. 15
Sailfish St., Highland View. 227-1604.
By appointment only. tfc 1/2
PORT ST. JOE
MECHANIC, will work on cars, motor
changes. transmission. exhaust. and'
tune up. etc. Very reasonable. Call forI
appointment, ask for Bill at 227-1
3837. 2tc 1/16:
* New Construction
* Rentals .i aI
Quality & Dependability
Owner: Linda MacLeod 227-3730
RF #0066770 eip r23
Carpentry, Home Repairs
& Maintenance Services
Pressure Washing &
27 years experience
All Work Guaranteed
& Land Levelling
Call Matt Walker
'' ,I : i i *
j. -" 1 .
Houses, Driveways, Patios,
Sidewalks, Mobile Homes,
SONYA MOTLEY ,
Pemw Heating & Cooling
'LICENSED INSURED SALES AND SERVICE
A/C Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
Stale Uc. RA00 64 : 229-COOL
PUMP REPAIR & SALES LICENSED INSTALLERS
H & 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 F. 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 heirs and,
devisees of Donna F. Dickens,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
for Foreclosure has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to this action on DAVID C. GASKIN,
ESQ., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address Is Post
Office Box 185, Wewahltchka, Florida 32465. on or.
3 bdrm. house at Beacon Hill. Recent-
ly remodeled, ceri. 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..
75x180' fenced yard. new carpet new
roof. 15x30 above ground pool, patio
deck. 12x12 frame. utility shed.
$82.500. 616-729-4203 days, 616-
432-3066 evenings, or Todd Realty.
227-1501. tfc 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. 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
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekvlew Subd.. with sep-
tic tank & well. $2.5000 down.
$132.16 mo. Call George, 229-6031.
2.73 acres for sale at Sunshine
Farms, corer 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'xl6'
util. 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 Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 1/2
House for Sale by Owner -
108 Westcott Circle -
Spacious 3 bdrm., 1 1/2 bath.
sep. liv. rm., dining rm. ex. Ig.
fam. rm/bullt-in bookcases,
pass thru to kitchen with is-
land and breakfast bar, Ig.
pantry. Good storage, Ig. lot
Great neighborhood, wonderful
neighbors. Call 229-6827 afer
5:00 p.m. tfc 1/23
before the 24th day ofJanuay. 1997, and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court either before
service on plaintiffs attorney or Immediately there-
after: 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 Circuit.Court
By /s/ Benny C. Lister
4tc, January 2, 9, 16, and 23, 1997.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE DIVISION
SHIRLEY W. COSGROVE File Number 96-75
Deceased. Division: Probate
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of Shirley W.
Cosgroe. deceased. File Number 96-75. Is pending
In the Circuit Court for Gulf County. Florida.
Probate Division. the address of which is 1000 East
5th Street. Port St Joe, Florida 32456. The names
and addresses of the personal representative and
the persona] representative's attorney are set forth
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED:
All persons on whom this notce Is served
who hate objecUons that challenge the validity of
the will. the qualifcatIons of the personal repre-
sentatve. venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are
required to file their objecions with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a coy of this notice Is served with-
In three months after the date of the first publica-
ion of this notice must rile their claims with this
Court WTFHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF TI-S NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT 80 FILED WILL BE FOREVER
The date of the first publicauon of this Notice
Is January 16. 1997.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ George V. Maolock
Florida Bar No.: 593133
P. 0. Box 12200
Tallahassee. Florida 32311-2200
/s/ Theresa L Harris
104 Derby Court
Goose Creek. SC 29445
2tc, Januaty 1 and 23. 1997.
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County School
Board proposes to amend and adopt policies, as
provided for in the Administratve Procedures Act
for the purpose of bringing sad policies Into com-
pliance with Florida Statutes and State Board of
Summruy: the following s a brief description of
each proposal change.
4.315 Admission of Foreign Exchange Student
Economic Impact: These proposals will result II
no direct costs associated with Implementation.
IF REQUESTED. A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT
Time: 9.00 A.M.. E.T
Date" Tuesday. February 4. 1997
Place: Board Room. Gulf County
School Board OIffice
150 Middle School Road
Port SL Joe. FL 32456
The entire text of the proposed rules can be
inspected during regular office hours at the Gulf
County School Board Office. 150 Middle School
Road. Port SL Joe, FL.
Special legal authority under which the adoption Is
authorized and the law being Implemented and
Interpreted are made specific.
The addition and changes are proposed by Charles
Temple Wal'soilDirector of Support Services and
approved for coAlsderaton by Jerry E. Kelly.
4.315 Admlssion of Foreign Exchange Student
2tc. January 16 and 23. 1997
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