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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: February 6, 1997
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
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FIFTY-NINTH YEAR, NUMBER 23
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THE


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INDUSTRY- DEEP WATER PORT FINE PEOPLE SAFEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA.

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456' THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6,1997


Action taken by the Port St
Joe City Commlssiqon~r'uesday
evening may have cleared the way
for the city to have easy sailing
through the remaining portion of.
the permitting process for the
planned city marina project.
Fears that they would possi-
bly have to conduct a costly and
tme-cohsuming DRI study
(Development of Regional Impact)
surfaced during the Department
of Community Affairs permit
review process.
Bill Kennedy (Preble-Rlsh
Consulting Engineers) told com-
missioners he had a verbal agree-
ment from DCA officials that they
would definitely approve the
design if the city's proposal was
amended to fall below the DRI
requirement threshold.
The board unanimously sup-
ported a design submitted by
Kennedy, calling for 47 wet slips
and 96 dry slips, for a total of 143.
The boat basin itself would
remain at its original size, capable
of expansion in the future to over
100 wet slips when needed.
Originally the city submitted
a design consisting of 120 wet


Pictured above, seated clockwise, are: Tamara Lalne, Pat McFarland, and Hubb Norris [partially out of picture] as
Burt Van Hoff, Don Butler, Pauline Pendarvis, Dan Raffleld, they are briefed on what to expect out of an Enterpise Zone.


First Step Taken By Gulf's Enterprise Zone

Tax Relief Seen As Main Incentive to Provide Jobs for Displaced Fishermen


On Thursday morning the
Gulf County Enterprise Zone De-
velopment Agency met with a rep-
resentative. Burt Van Hoff. from
the Office of Tourism, Trade and
Economic Development Mr. Van
Hoff conducted a workshop on
the local agencies responsibilities
as well as an overview of the Flor-
ida Enterprise Zone Program.
Gulf County is one out of
twenty-ninp areas statewide to
become an enterprise zone, a pro-
gram established due to the net
ban. Five square miles In our


county have been designated to
benefit local businesses by pro-
viding tax credits against either
corporate income or sales tax. For
example, credits are given on
200/ of a new employees' salary if
they were hired after January 1,
1997 and reside in Gulf coiinty.
Other credits include sales tax re-
funds on purchasing new ma-
chinery, equipment, and building
materials, as well as property tax
credit, energy sales tax exemption
and a community contribution
program.


Questions were fielded from
the community on how the agen-
cy developed the specifications on
establishing the boundaries for
the enterprise zone. Discussion
centered -on the possibility of
changing the five square miles of
zoning and it was found that
changes cannot occur at this
point, unless the agency pursues
legislative action to amend zon-
ing.
Tamara Lane, Gulf coutlies'
enterprise zone contact person


fiom the Chamber of Commerce.
commented, "businesses that are
not in the specified five mile en-
terprise zone may still benefit to a
.Mdifferent extent if their business
is expanding or relocating".
Florida enterprise zones at-
tract out-of-state businesses and
Florida businesses interested in
relocating by offering incentives.
Now that the city is renovating
the downtown area and has -fu-
ture plans for developing a mari-
na district, Gulf county has no
way to go accept to grow.


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Marina




Plans Are




Revamped


To Eliminate Need for

SExpensive DRI Study.


Gas Customers AI -"Heated Up


Over Amount of Januar Bills


Most natural gas customers
in Port St. Joe didn't need any
help getting "heated up" when
they received their gas bills for
the month of January. But like
the need for natural gas, the hike
in rates will be only a seasonal


thing according to Stuart Shoaf,
head of the utility.
Natural gas-bills are high this
month because of a complicated
manner in which rates are set,
according to Shoaf. They will re-
main higher only through March,


Searching For Gulfs Outstanding

Citizen and Lifetime Achiever
Deadline For Nominations February 14


On February 24th, at their
annual dinner meeting, the Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce
will recognize outstanding citi-
zens from the community and
present them with a prestigious
award, as well as hold the annu-
Sal installation of officers.
The "Citizen of the Year"
award is presented to an indi-
vidual who over the past, has
shown outstanding leadership,
dedication and commitment to
our community.
SThe "Lifetime Achievement"
award is presented to an indi-
vidual who has made a signifi-
cant contribution to Gulf
County throughout their life.
If 'you would like to nomi-
nate someone for either of these
awards,.send a brief explanation
as to why you feel they should


receive this award to: The Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce.
P.O. Box 964. Port St Joe, FL
32457; or call the office at 227-
1223. .
This year's dinner will be
enjoyed in a little different for-
:mat. New this year will be the
casual dress atmosphere in:
which to enjoy a delicious menu
featuring barbecue.
Also adding to the evening
will be an auction directed by
Wade Clark and entertainment
featuring-i;the talents of Brian
Upton.
Proceeds from the dinner
($10/ singles: $20/couples) and
that of the auction will go
toward the expense of renovat-
ing the old Maddox Homesite for
use as the new Chamber of
Commerce offices.


1997. The 1996 average cost of
natural gas "delivered-to-the-
pipeline" has increased 61%
above 1995 prices. Gas prices are
now beginning to fall back to nor-
mal prices.
St Joe Natural Gas received
approval from the Florida Public
Service Commission C(FPSC") to
increase Its purchased gas adjust-
ment ("PGA") from $0.346 to
$.558 per therm effective January
1. 1997. The PGA represents the
cost of gas only.
In January of each year, regu-
lated gas companies file PGA
forms with the FPSC where the
company projects the average gas
costs for the future 12 month
period (April of the current year
through March of the following
year). The FPSC approves this
average projected gas cost as the
maximum rate the gas company is
allowed to charge.
The cost of gas includes
Reservation Charges for pipeline
capacity, Transportation Charges
and Commodity Costs. The com-
pany estimates the total therms of
gas it expects to sell for the same ,
12 month period and divides the
estimated cost by the estimated
therm sales to arrive at. a rate to
charges its customers. This
method results in the gas compa-
ny either over or under collecting' -
(See GAS BILLS on Page 3)


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:Design engineer, Bill Kennedy, points out changes in de-
sign of the marina project to make it eligible for approval by
the Department of Community Affairs without having to go
through an expensive and time consuming DRI study. The
design change is drastic in nature in that the number of wet
slips have been reduced to 47 and dry storage capacity en-
larged to 96 in number. The necessary permit approval
should now be forthcoming in' a few days, according to Ken-
nedy.


slips and 49, dry slips which
would convert one of the giant oil
tanks of the old Hess property
into dry storage. The new plan
calls for almost twice as many dry
slips, while reducing the number
of wet slips to nearly one third of
the original design.
Kennedy explained to the
board that dry slips seem to be in
a greater demand and PCA's
guidelines are much more friendly
to the dry slip concept.
The new design falls at 79.3%
of the DR threshold, with 80%
being the cut off line forcing
review by DCA for possible DRI
requirements.
Kennedy will send the revised
plans to DCA Wednesday morn-
ing, stating that he hopes to get
written confirmaUon of support
for the project within seven to 10
days. Barring any unforeseen
complication, the way should be
cleared for permits to be approved
in the not too distant future.
In related matters, the board
also approved advertising for pro-
posals to be received from any
individual or company interested
in helping build, lease and oper-
ate the marina facility. This is one
option the board is pursuing, to
help finance the 2.5 to three mil-
lion dollar project. Another con-
sideration is to borrow the money
outright, construct the marina.
and then lease the facility's opera-
tions to fund the debt. The city
does have $675,000 of approved
grant funds to go toward building
the project.
Ward Ridge Water &. Sewer
.Phillip ones. Preble-Rish
Consulting Engineers, told the
board that water and sewer per-
mit applications were applied for.
as approved by the board at their
last meeting, to supply Ward
Ridge with water and sewer ser-
vice extending to the Gulf Coast
Community College complex site
at the intersection of Highway 98
and Garrison Avenue.
He said advertising to receive
bids went out Tuesday with bid
review slated to be during the
board's second meeting in March.
Downtown Revitalization
Bill Kennedy reported to the
commission that local merchants
were scheduled to meet 7:45
Thursday morning at the fire sta-
tion, to make them aware of what
specifically will be happening dur-
ing the construction phase of the
downtown revitalization project
He also stated he would meet
on February 12 for a pre-con-
struction review with the contrac-
tor, Royal American Construction
Company, and that construction
should actually begin within two
weeks.
Kennedy said Preble-Rish
would attempt to serve as a liai-
son between the downtown mer-
chants and the contractor to coor-
(See MARINA on Page 6A)


Composting Bi

City Venture Designed To
S Glf county will be the third aggressive strategy by Frank Hea-
county in the state of Florida to ly, the Public Works Superinten-
have a compost facility. Palm dent, sometime this year the City
Beach and Sumpter county are of Port St. Joe will add the corn-
the two other counties that have post site to the Transfer Station
done composting for several years located on Industrial Road. Due
now. Both counties have been so to increasing "tipping fees"(fee for
successful in decreasing the cost transferring garbage elsewhere),
of garbage and saving the envi- Mr. Healy was able to find a posi-
ronment, both sites are in the ex- tive alternative to sending gar-
pansion phases. Gulf county is bage out of county to be dealt
currently in the construction with. Instead of transference, the
phase, laying the foundation for garbage will be developed into vi-
the composting site, able compost that could have
three possible uses: used on city
Due to intense research and property to improve grass grow-


g Time

Save Money
ing, sold to growers, or available
to the community for personal
use. The composting facility will
decrease seventy-five percent .of
the total of 180 tons of garbage 'a
month that the city pays $31.00
a ton "tipping fee" on.
Recently the City of Port St.
Joe has received a new piece of
equipment called the "shredder"
to.assist with the composting pro-
cess. It was custom designed by
Franklin Miller Company of New
Jersey to meet the specific needs
(See COMPOST on, Page 3.


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PAGE TWO .THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6,1997


Do It Right

A DETERMINATION TO "do It right" seems to be a hallmark
of the site and architect selection committee for the construction
of the Port St. Joe campus of Gulf Coast Community College.
The committee, without hesitation, threw out all bids and opted
to go through the process again, even if it did mean a delay in
construction.
As chairman Ralph Roberson observed, 'We've waited 20
years for this to happen. We're not going to get in a hurry and
accept something we didn't want, now!"
A route- of deliberate and cautious procedure seems to be
right on course to make sure we get adequate facilities.
As Roberson observed once again, "It might be a long time
before we get any additional allocation of money for construc-
tion, so we ought to do it right the first time."
SUCH A CAUTIOUS course of action is hardly ever seen in
matters of public application here. We applaud the deliberate ac-
tion of the committee and their determination to get as much for
Port St. Joe out of the deal as they can:
Too, a substantial presence here will make it harder to sim-
ply close it down in the future, should cash get in short supply.
The college would have too much invested in the local installa-
tion to consider closing it down as an initial answer to any short-
fall of future cash flow.
As the college campus grows and puts down roots in its new
campus location, the matter will take care of Itself.
THE COMING OF Gulf Coast College's branch campus to
Port St. Joe can mean a great deal to our young people who de-
sire to seek advanced education. At first, we suspect the branch
campus' offerings will be limited, but these things have a way of
growing and expanding.
We remember when Gulf Coast's initial campus first was
started. It was housed in several old barracks style buildings
which were surplus from service as administration buildings for
the temporary shipyard in Panama City which was in the busi-
ness of building liberty, ships during World War II. The shipyard
was closed down following the war, but the stark wooden frame
buildings remained. They were home to the fledgling junior col-
lege until they could do better.
Just look at the main campus now!



Commonp lace,-

A COMMERCIAL ON TV has the pitchman remembering'
when a candy bar cost buta dime. Well, we can go him'one bet-
ter and recall when they cost only a nickel .. and were larger
than they are now with their cost hanging around 50c a piece.
S That isn't to say they are 10 times as good now as tihe days
when a nickel would purchase one. However, the 50' is 10 times
easier to obtain than the nickel was then; that's for sure! We
might have been able to latch on to a nickel once every week or
so, but the 50 is readily available any time we want it.,
The problem is, we can no longer eat a candy bar every day.
n ot even once a week. If we do, we will swell up drastically to
an unmanageable-weight. ..
BUT ISN'T.THAT THE way it is with'many things which
were once unobtainable at whatever the cost? A bottle of "Coke"
was once a nickel too, but we wouldn't buy them because the
bottle was so small compared to the size of many other soft
drinks. The popular soft drink managed to survive and thrive,
however. They didn't go the way of the NuGrape. which came in
a similar size bottle to "Coke".
Now, all soft drinks come in.the. same size bottle or can, so
there is no discrimination due to size. They are also as common
as grass and can no longer be considered a reward for a young
person. The same holds true for candy bars. They come in "fami-
ly pack wrappers", "10 packs" and packs which stretch nearly to
the floor. They are available to almost everyone in the multi-bar
as well as the single bar size.
WE WOULD HAVE CONSIDERED ourselves in "heaven" if a
candy bar had been as readily obtainable back when we were a'
child, regardless of the cost. It was the thing to do, back then, to
scrape a nickel together 'and buy the largest, best tasting candy
bar we could find and give it, still wrapped in its colorful wrap-
per and foil, to the sweet young thing which attracted us most.
We didn't even open it up and take a nibble, no matter how
scarce they were.
Now, this favorite manner of courtship has become so com-
monplace as to be.. .well commonplace!


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Hunker Down with Kes by Kesley colbert


"Low, I Am With You"


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The little Baptist church I
grew up in was so small that if we
needed a quartet to impress the
visiting preacher during the
spring revival we'd "borrow" Mr.
Alton Finley from the Cumberland
Presbyterians next door. I'm seri-
ousl It used to embarrass me to''
death. Mr. O. L. Wells, Mr. Ed
Wiley and Mr. Doc Bell were all
the men singers we had. "Look at


that." I'd whisper over to Leon as
"our" quartet cut down on Life's
Railway To Heaven, "the only way
we can do the song right is to run
that Samaritan in there amongst
'em!"
The WMU often met in the
back seat of Kate Hall's station
wagon. If we had five loaves and
two fishes-it didn't take a mira-
cle to feed our whole congrega-
tion. Mr. Aaron Bradfield kept the
Sunday school records on his fin-
gers. Our, croquet set didn't have
but two mallets. Mother assured
me that no one had "assigned
seats" but we'd sat in pew six, left
side for as long as I. could remem-


ber. "Mom. how about letting me
go up to the balcony with my
frien--
"Son," here it comes again for
-the one thousandth time, "We sit
in church as a family."
You talk about Smallville,
U.S.A.I
Seems like she would have
gotten tired of giving me the same
answer over and over and over .

'Course, we didn't need a bal-
cony. I think, they'd built it with
their thirty year growth plan in
mind:
Brother L. H. Hatcher


preached a lot from the Old,::
Testament. I think he didn't know :,,
all the big, new churches had-
moved mostly to the New'::i.
Testament 'cause it's better suited :::
to those four point "outlined" ser- :,
mons.
Brother Hatcher mostly
preached that we were all chil-.
dren of God and as such we all
had self-worth. We were impor-::
tant-from the preacher (here,.;'
he'd point to himself) to the
youngest member in this body .::
ofbelievers (then he'd nod toward
my little brother. Poor ole Dave
was "our youngest" for years). To
this day, the size of the church
notwithstanding. I love L. H.
Hatcher-in or out of the pulpit, :
he made us all feel' like we were
special .
S think it was my junior year
in high school-on my one thou-_.-.
sand, six hundred and forty-sec-
ond try,. Mom, can I sit up in the ,
bale .
"Son, we'll try it one time." "
Sflew up those steps. YESI At '
LAST LaRenda and Ruth Ann" '
were playing some kind of game
where they connected these dots.
Bobby and Ricky Gene were try-
ing to step on each other's 'foot
Randall was craning to see who
had slipped out of church and
was over at the service station.
coke machine across the street.
All of this was stirring up a fair
sized racket.
Brother Hatcher stopped
right in the middle of his exhorta-
tions from Deuteronomy, frowned
toward the balcony and for the
first time in the history of our '
little church said, "Ya'll young
people need to settle down up
there, and listen."
Folks, when we got home, my
fine record of Godly, family sitting
notwithstanding-Daddy de-bal-;
conized mel
I used to dream about what
services would be like in a really
big church that had enough peo-
ple for two whole quartets, real
stained glass windows, a balcony
that was actually needed,'A piano .
that was in tune and members
that were older than Mr. Sam
Presson and younger than David
and everybody there wouldn't
know everything about everybody
else there .....


Sunday before last some good
friends invited us to worship with
them at the First Baptist Church
in Pensacola. It was the big
church of my dreams. Listen, the
six stained glass windows were
three stories tall. I've seen airport.
hangers that could fit inside, this
place. The orchestra, not the
choir mind you, just the orchestra
numbered twenty-eight. They had
a quartet of fiddle players The
regular, choir had one hundred
members-I'm sure. they could 'a
had more but that was all the
chairs that would qt behind the
giant pulpit. There were three T.V.
cameras,, sign language for the
(See KESLEY on Page 3)


State Funds For SchoolbHave Regressed Since Lottery Was Introduced


I HAVE HAD the opinion all
along that our schools haven't
had their budgets enhanced by
the Florida lottery. You remember
the selling point for the lottery be-
ing legalized in Florida, don't
you? It was to be the vehicle
whereby our local school districts
were to .get extra money to buy
those little things every school
wants in order to be able to do a
better teaching job for our kids.

This was to be extra money;
money our school districts did
not have, nor did they have a
prayer of having. This was to be
extra funds above and beyond the
state's present level of funding
our schools.

Somehow or other it doesn't.
seem to have worked out that
way: at least it hasn't in Gulf
County and I'd be willing to "bet"
it hasn't in other school districts
as well.
We still have a shortage of
state dollars in Gulf County


schools:


I DIDN'T REALLY know how
far the lottery has missed the goal
until just recently when newly-
elected Superintendent of Schools
Jerry Kelley spoke to a couple of
service clubs here in town. He
might not have intended to tell
me, but he did, when he reported
that state funding of Gulf County
schools had slipped from 60% of
total participation in providing
the school budget, downward to
50% since the lottery started.
Does this sound to you as if
the lottery is providing our
schools the money they could use
to beef up its teaching tools?


Does it even sound to you as if
the lottery is providing the money
to pay for the basics?
It sounds 'to me as if the
lottery is COSTING us money
rather than providing morel
If the lottery were a legitimate
business, we would have closed it ,
down long ago because it is not
doing what it was designed to do.

THEN, TO ADD fuel' to the
fire, nationally syndicated colum-
nist William Safire wrote a col-
umn on the subject of gambling '
last Wednesday, telling all who
read his column of the futility of
creating a system of gambling
which made money for anyone ex-


cept the criminals who operate it.
':He startedd out his column
with the words: "Gambling cor-
rupts!" He ended his column with
the same two words: "Gambling
corrupts!" Among those methods
of corruptive gambling listed be-
tween this succinct starting
.phrase and the closing words, he
listed state lotteries as a method
of gambling; the type which cor-
ruption has a tendency to ruin.
To quote Mr. Safire's column:
"State-advertised lotteries and
state-approved casinos add to,
rather than replace, gamblers' op-
erations."
The writer goes on to point
out that voters across the nation-
-not just the state-are awaken-
ing to the scam perpetrated upon
them by the gamblers' lobby and
the politicians in its pocket.
And Florida's schools contin-
ue to suffer from this "aid" to its
pupils.

SAFIRE SAYS gambling is
"over a half-trillion dollar a year


activity.' If that's so, and I don't
doubt Mr. Safire's figures for a
minute, five years of no gambling
would pay off our national debt
That's scary Only gamblers
throw away their money at a fast-
er rate than politicians do away
with tax money!
Florida's lottery realizes a
substantial portion of its money
from those who can't afford it; all
in the hopes of getting rich.
The state should be ashamed!
I'm ashamed of it, and I regis-
ter that feeling by refusing to buy
a lottery ticket. I guess I just
don't care about getting rich!
If enough citizens realized the
state lottery is costing us money,
rather than making the state
money, we could do away with
this shameful activity.,
Why, even its viewing over TV
isn't supporting the schools. The
drawing of the winning lottery
numbers used to be produced in
the Public Broadcasting studios;
Saffording them a little much-
needed revenue. It has since been


'moved to a commercial station in
"needy" Orlando.
How's that for supporting ed-
ucation?

BUT TO RETURN to Mr. Sa-
fire's column. He states: 'The
lobby [gambling lobby] claims
that legal gambling merely substi-
tutes for illegal gambling, thereby
letting the public in on the profit
to support education and all good
things." Then he goes on to pooh-
pooh that claim with facts.
Referring to those who play
their games as "suckers" and
"mothers striving to stay off wel-
fare", Saflre says we are being
ripped off right regularly. '
When was the last time you
saw a "mother on welfare" actual-
ly win the lottery? Name one!
-In the meantime, try to figure
out who the lottery helps, since it
isn't doing a very good job of pro-
viding the funds our schools
need.
Remember .. gambling cor-
rupts!


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Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
February 7 7:58 a.m. L -0.5 10:37 p.m. H 1.2
S February 8 8:33 a.m. L -0.3 11:31 p.m. H 1.0
February 9 8:49 a.m. L -0.1
\ February 10 12:26 a.m. H 0.7 8:29 a.m. L 0.1
> 3:23 p.m. H 0.3 6:18 p.m. L 0.3
S February 11 1:26a.m. H 0.4 7:23 a.m. L 0.2
-2:49 p.m. H 0.5 11:15 p.m. L 0.1
-_ February 12 3:13 p.m. H 0.7
February 13 1:54 a.m. L -0.1 3:56 p.m. H 0.9


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This $48,000 shredder has recently been .clable trash into 3/8 inch piece
delivered. It will chop garbage and unrecy- posted into a useful product.


Compos

Sof the city's new facility. This
compost facility is located at the
Transfer Station on Industrial
Road and is still in the construc-
tion phase. Concreting a 450 foot
Long by 40 foot wide section has
,begun to develop an area to set
garbage to meet the Department
of Environmental Regulations cri-
teria so toxic waste will not seep
into the soil..
The "shredder" will transfer
unrecyclable garbage that resi-
dents place in the green bags into
3/8 inch particles that will then
begin the composting process.
This process will take a total of
six weeks to develop viable com-
post and if operated properly
there will be no odor. The parti-
cles will be stacked into piles and
as they age, the .pile will move
further down the line. At the end
of the line the six week old gar-
bage will then be sorted by a
trommel that will sort out .the
compost for distribution. What
does not pass through the trom-
mel may go back to the front of
the pile process.*
During the aging process,



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(From Page 2)
hearing impaired and a super
bowl size crowd hurrying for the
cushioned pews., I was pretty
excited just to be here until Jim
turned and said, "Let's sit up in
the balcony."
'My palms started to sweat
My stomach churned. And my
backside started to burn. Folks,
my Father put something on me
that thirty-five years can't erase. I
eased up there with 'em--but I
'didn't say'a word
There were four hundred and
fifty-three people Just in the bal-
.cony. Amazingly! I figured me and
Jim raised the average age of that
group by aboutseven years ...
We sang Power In The Blood
ONE of Brother Hatcher's
favorites. Then the orchestra did'
an unbelievable Job on In The
Garden. One of Brother Hatcher's
favorites. The pastor got up and
immediately picked on little
Patrick Brown, who at thirteen
was theyoungest member of the
fiddle players. I though of' Dave.
We turned to Numbers in the
Old Testament and Dr. James
Pleitz skillfully and eloquently
. explained to us that we all had
great self worth as God's creation,
"from me as pastor to young
Patrick here."
What a wonderful day! The
message is the same whether it's
being' preached to seventeen in
1957 or five thousand in 1997.
I once again praised God for
L. H. Hatcher and Ed Wiley and
Kate Hall and 0. L. Wells and Sam
Presson ..... and I couldn't help"
but think, "I'd love to hear Aaron
Bradfldld get up and give their
Sunday School report."
Respectfully,
Kes


temperature '.and :moisture cbn-
tent will be monitored. Ideal com->
post will be forty percent mois-
ture maintaining~ its own heat of
140 degrees for four days to kill
off carcinogenics. Then for four
more days temperatures will cool
down to 125 to 130 degrees so
beneficial bacteria may strive.
Temperature readings will be tak-


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 1997 PAGE 3A

Blood Drive to Take Bill
Place at FSU-PCC ___frnm Poe 1
GasW s- from Pagel. -~o-


There wli be a Blood Drive to
benefit the Coastal Community
Blood Center on February 12 from
3 to 8 p.m. at the FSU Panama
City Campus. The student organi-
zation, Advodates for Disability
"* Awareness, i organizing the
drive. Sign up vlill be on February
Il 10 and 11 in the Commons Area
of the Barron Building at FSU-
PCC.
For more information, please
contact the FSU-PCC Office of
-* .. Student Affairs at 872-4750,
extension 140.


FSU-PC Gauging New
Programs' Interest
". The FSU Panama City
S Campus, which serves Bay
", County and the seven surround-
ing counties. is currently gauging
,,-:. ... interest toward adding a master's
degree program in Communi-
s' to be corn- cation and Criminology to the
campus degree offerings.


Continued from Page 1


en 'twice a day and aeration will
occur if the pile needs to be
cooled down.
Grants have been, the only
funding source so far to purchase
"the shredder" at a hefty price, of
$48.000 and for concreting the
foundation. Both city employees
and sub-contracted workers have
begun the project of laying the


Looking down into the shredder, one
sees this formidable-looking set of mechani-


Suggests Use For Traffic Light
;Mr. Ramsey. again.
Your article on the removal of Now would be a good ime t
the traffic light at Reid Ave. and contact our senators and cor
Third. was very interesting. gressmen to help out.


I do not live in St. Joe but
shop and fish from the oil docks.
I would like to ask you to speak
to 'the city council members
about moving the light to the in-
tersection of Highway 98 and
First St. When the marina is built
it will be a danger crossing 98
and making left turns with a boat
behind your vehicle.
Now would be a good time for
traffic to become familiar with a
light at this location. Possibly.:
with a trip timer to change the
light only when traffic is moving
from the marina.
A wonderful project for the
new marina would be to try to
move the 'old light at Cape San
Bias to the' marina for display
only; Place it low enough for the
people to get a. good look at the
Fresnel lens. Many people have
no idea how the light works and
it would be a gem for the young
people to look at and enjoy for
generations to come. I don't be-
lieve they will light the light


"rnan kyou,
Howard McKinney
' P.O. Box 13308
Mexico Beach. Fl.


foundation.
Mr. Healy started the re-
search and development of the
compost facility approximately a
year and a half ago. Concern for
the environment as well as an an-
swer for long term planning for
area garbage was needed. The op-
tUon of landflling was ruled out
due to water table levels and in-


cal teeth which will do the chewing, prepar-
ing trash for the compost pile.


cineration was too expensive an
alternative with many controls.
Now Port St. Joe can be a model
small city composting facility and
significantly benefit the future of
the community.

Wewa S & R Meets
The Wewahitchka Search and
Rescue will hold Its next meeting
on Tuesday, February 18 in the
Community Building at 6:00 p.m.
For more information, please call
639-4161.
SThe organization's members
appreciate all the support it has
received from the communities of
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka.


o-
n-


its actual gas costs.
The over or' under recovery
amount Is computed and included
in the next 12 month projection in
a way that the company finally
squares up with its customers. In
other words, the customers even-
tually pay only actual costs for the
gas used. Interest is paid on over
recoveries and collected on under
recoveries.
Since actual gas costs have
exceeded the projected cost, cus-
tomers have been paying much
less than actual cost for several
months and St. Joe Natural Gas
has experienced ,a significant
under recovery.
"The increase in price through


March 1997 is designed to collect
the under recovery," Shoaf
explained.






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Mr. & Mrs. Madison B. Ken-
nington and Mr. & Mrs. Robert
Gay would like to announce the
forthcoming marriage of their
children, Kellie Renee Kennington
and Bobby Lewis Gay.
The couple will exchange

Griffin's Announce
Birth of Daughter
Warren would like to
announce'the arrival of his baby
sister, Haley Christine Griffin.
She was born on January I th at
Bay Medical Center weighing
Eight pounds, 2 3/4 ounces.
Her proud parents are Lynn
and MollW Griffin of Port St Joe.
Her great-grandmother is Vera
Burge. and grandmothers are
Linda Skipper of Baxley, Georgia
and Lois Prange of Wewahitchka.


vows on March 15, at 4:00 p.m:
at Oak Grove Assembly of God
Church. All friends and relatives
are invited to witness their ex-
change of vows and to attend the
reception afterwards held in the
Fellowship Hall.


Haley Christine Griffin


Tyler W. Motley
Tyler is One!
Tyler William Motley. son of
Sonya Michelle and Bruce Wil-
liams Motley of St. Joe Beach.
celebrated his first birthday in
Dothan, AL at Chuck-E-Cheese,
on Sunday, Januarv 26th.
Special guests were his par-
'ents, his brother Justin Blake
and sister Lauren Christina. pa
eternal grandmother Virginia A.
Motley: maternal grandmother
Carolyn F. Raines; cousin Court-
nev Neel; Aunt Cindy and cousin
Meagan Koregay; and Tyler's
great Aunt Jeffie N. Ditty and
daughter Tanya Jones.
Refreshments included pizza
and a birthday cake with Chuck-
E-Cheese as the theme.


To Wed
John and Livern Ayers of
Overstreet wish to announce the
coming marriage of their daugh
ter, Michelle Ayers, to William
Neal of Panama City. The groom-
elect is the son of Judy Neal and
arry Sidwell of Panama City and
the late Frank Neal of New Castel,
Indiana.
The wedding will take place
on Friday, February 14 at 3:30
p.m., E.T., in Lake Alice Park in
Wewahitchka. adjacent to Wewa
State Bank. Officiating the cere-
mony will be Rev. Carroll Hanna.
No invitations are being sent
out. They wish to invite all family
and friends to attend the wedding
and, the reception, afterwards, at
the park.


"Parenting After Divorce"


Class Offered AtGCG Clinic


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offer a class entitled "Parenting
After Divorce" on Saturday,
February 15. This training will be
held at the Gulf County Guidance
Clinic, Inc. from 9:00 a.m. until
noon and Is designed to examine
how parents can help themselves
and their children overcome the
pain and disruption of divorce.
Since the effects of divorce
are. so far reaching and intense,
parents and children often get
stuck in feelings of anger, sadness
and confusion. These feelings bog
down the natural resilience of
individuals to change. This train-
ing will help parents understand
what is going on and how to help
their children and themselves


heal. The training will help par-
ents and children deal effectively
with family life disruption.

Professional counselors from
the clinic, Inc will conduct this
three-hour Saturday workshop.
This is a continuing series that is
offered on the third Saturday
each month. Interested parents
are asked to call the clinic at 227-
1145 and, sk for the "Parenting.
After Divorce" course A nominia
fee will be charged, and a certifi-
cate of completion and booklet
will be provided.


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Sylvia Costin, veteran to Port St. Joe Elementary School's third grade, is shown above with
this year's group of students entrusted to her experienced care and instruction.


Costin Teacher of the Year


Third grade teacher Sylvia
Costin has been chosen as Port
St. Joe Elementary Schools
Teacher of the Year" for 1996-97.
Mrs Costin Is no stranger to
instructing children- it has been a
lifetime pursuit she assumed
many years ago.
Mrs. Costln graduated from:
high school in Orlando in May
1952 and later from Florida State
University with a BS Education
degree in 1956.
She Immediately began teach-
ing third graders in Occoquan.
Virginia as well as adjusting to
her new life as a Marine's bride;
becoming the bride of Ashley
Costin. After a short time, due to
a military transfer, they assumed
residence In Jacksonville. North
Carolina. She soon began work at
a Jacksonville area school. In
charge of second graders uiltially.
then third.
In December 1958, in the
midst of the school year, they
were able to return home It was
not until January 1961, after the
birth of two children, that she
returned to the classroom. At that
time, Mrs. Costin was sought out
and asked to fill a vacancy at
Highland View Elementary, left by
Royce Dickens who moved to
STallahassee. She again, for the
next three and one-half yeaYs',
experienced the joy of working
with second graders.
Following the birth of her
third child, she was drawn to
become a full-time mother---a way
of life which, for her. only lasted a
short time. She was called back
into service at Port St Joe
Elementary School as a "substi-
tute" teacher in 1965 and has
taught full-time in the third grade
there since then-despite the
birth of her fourth child.
The staff and students (past
and present) of PSJ Elemeniltary
salute her dedication and service
to a multitude of children


throughout the years and as a
result have chosen her as their


representative in the Gulf County
"Teacher of the Year" contention


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 1997


"Welfare To Work" Program Becoming Reality

Through JTPA for Qualified Applicants, Due to New Welfare Reform Policies


American History Month
In ceremonies at City Hall last Friday, Port St. Joe Mayor
Frank Pate, shown in the photo above, signed a proclamation'
declaring February as American History Month. Looking on is
Sadie Gardner, a local chapter member of the National Society
for Daughters of the American Revolution.
In doing so, he, along with the NSDAR, hope to stimulate a
knowledge in both young and old and a sense, of pride in the
nation's great achievements and dedication to liberty. NSDAR
stresses pride in the United States of America through commu-
nity services in educational programs, essay contests and his-
toric tours.


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"Welfare to Work" has become
real to local citizens currently
receiving assistance through .a
variety of government programs.
With new welfare reform, many
will be required to find work with-
in a short period of time.
"Fortunately, there's a 'solu-.
tion to this dilemma for interest-
ed, qualified people," says Ray
Jackson, assistant coordinator for
Correctional training at Gulf Coast
Community College.
"There's a growing need for
additional correctional officers in
Northwest Florida. Now, thanks to
niajor'" collaborative efforts

GCCC Seminar
Here Tuesday
On Home-Based
Fla. Businesses
"Home-Based Business and
Technology"
There are over 21 million
.home-based businesses in the
U.S. Too often, careful planning
and business focus are over-
looked when you work at home.
Learn the do's and don'ls of run-
ning a business from your home:
tax implications, licensing.. and
zoning requirements, time man-
agement and marketing your
business. '
The Gulf Coast Community
College Small Business Develop-
ment Center and the Bay County
Small Business Incubator will
offer a seminar on "Home Based
Business and Technology" on
Tuesday, February 11 from 1:30
to;4:30 p.m. at the Port SL Joe
Library, located on Highway 71
North in Port St. Joe.
The seminar is limited to the,
first ten people paying a $15.00
registration fee. Fees must be
paid at the Gulf County Chamber
of Commerce. located at 305 Fifth
Street in Port SL Joe, at least one
day prior to the seminar. For more
information call the Chamber at
227-1223.


Stupendous Spellers!
Congratulations to Christopher Perrin (left), winner of the
Port St. Joe Elementary School Spelling Bee held last week. He
took the contest by successfully spelling "vestibule".
Christopher will represent the school in the district spelling bee
to be held at Wewahitchka High School later this month. Runner-
up in the match was Tommy Curry, shown at right.
Car & how To Be Held In April


The 7thn Annual "Cruise
Down Memory Lane" car show is
going to be held Saturday. April
5. The show will be held at the
downtown Panama City Marina
and sponsored by the Hot Wheels
Car Club.


between the area's Workforce
Development Board, the Florida
Department of Corrections, and
'Gulf Coast Community College,
we're able to offer citizens short-
term training for a career that
pays well and offers job security
and strong personnel benefits."
Training to be a correctional
officer takes approximately three
and one-half months on a full-
time basis, but full-time classes
are only available in Bay County
and the next class starts
February 17. Training takes
about eight months on a part-
time basis and part.time classes
are available in a variety of loca-
tions in Gulf and, Franklin

Diabetic Support
,Group Formed
There will be a Diabetic
Support Group beginning Febru-
ary 24th at the Senior Citizens
Center, newly located at 120
Library Drive in Port St. Joe. This
.group will meet on the last
Monday of each month beginning
at 10:30 a.m., E.S.T.
:There will be different speak-
.ers available each month and they
will be doing blood sugar checks
,:ach time. This service is free to
the public. Call 229-8466 for
more information.

Taco Salads New
On Senior's Menu
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be selling those deli-
cious taco salads on Friday,
February 14th from 11:00 a.m.
until 1:00 p.m. The dinners will
be available in the new center
located next to the library and
also at the trailer in Frank Pate
Park.
All proceeds will be used to
pay for meals and transportation
The cost of the taco salad will be
$3.50, which also includes iced
tea and chips.
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Counties. Financial aid for both
full-time and part-time classes is
available through the college's
JTPA office.
Salaries for correctional. offi-
cers in state institutions begin at
$18,923, plus a wide range.of per-,
sonnel benefits. Advancement is
also. available in the correctional
system.
The college will hold a com-
munity informational meetiln
about the correctional officer
training program and careers in


corrections on Thursday, Febru-
ary 13 from 7 to 9 p.m., C.S.T., at
the Old Courthouse in Wewa-
hitchka. Representatives from
Gulf Correctional Institution will
participate in this meeting.
For further information about.
corrections classes, call Ray
Jackson in Port St. Joe at 229-
2760 on Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 1 until 5 p.m., E.S.T., or con-
tact the main campus of GCCC at
747-3233 Monday through Friday
from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., C.S.T.
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In June when Florida Coast
Paper Company held their orien-

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donate construction schedules
and blockages as much as possi-
ble, hoping to'limit the Inconve-
nience between.them.
There wlU be some blockages
at times, but the contractor has
already shown a desire to work
around business hours when he
can, especially when doing road
work and concrete work, Kennedy
added.
In Other Business
S *Comm. Linton pointed out
some sidewalk work that needed
do be done near the baseball/soft-
ball complex before the season
started.
*' Agreed to allow Gulf County
S ARC to purchase an ice machine
through the city off the state bid
list. The Port St. Joe Kiwanis
Club had donated the money to
the ARC to fund the purchase.
*Agreed cto adverttsee'for'-'a
$25,000 grant to Improve and
b bild offshore artificial fishing
: reefs.
eDecided to accept the lowest
and best bid for an overhead
bridge crane system to be used at
the wastewater treatment plant,
turning the twvo bids of $45,973
and $49,364 over to Larry
'McArdle. to review.
S *Granted permission for piLxe ,
Youth Baseball to sell and display
banners along the outfield fences
Sof the complex as a fund-raising
S. project, requested by league pres-
ident, Mark Manley.
*Voted to advertise for a tem-
porary variance request, for
Florida Coast Paper Company to
set up modular office buildings at,
the mill site.
*Laura Rogers encouraged
the board to Join forces with the
county to pursue construction of
a county-wide dog kennel.


In Loving Memory of
James C. Mock
Oct. 18, 1934-Feb.11, 1996
"Do not stand at mj grave and weep,
'I am not there, I do not sleep.
"I am a thousand winds that blow;
"I am the diamond glints on the snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
"When you awaken in the morning's
hush,
'"Iam the swift uplifting rush
"Of quiet birds in circled flight.
"I am the soft star that shines at night.
"Do not stand at my grave and cry.
'I am not there; I did not die."
We Love and Miss You,
Your Loving Family


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llen, the Gator, is now weaAing the gold.


zcrifice for Safety!


station sessions for all employees,
Ferrel Allen, General, Manager.
issued a unique challenge. The
challenge was that If the mill went
an entire month without a record-
able injury (a medical or lost
time), Mr. Allen would wear an
F.S.U. hard hat for an entire
month. The maintenance employ-
ees designed the hard hat For a
die-hard Gator fan, this was
indeed a sacrifice for safety.
Although the mill has sur-
passed a half-million man hours
without a lost time Injury, it had
not met the Gator's challenge of
working an entire month without
a recordable injury until nowl
Throughout January, the mill
worked without having a record-
able injury-no medical and lost
times. Therefore, Monday. Febru-
ary 3rd began the "Sacrifice for
Safety"-Mr. Allen donned the


Sheepshead Laws
Fishermen are reminded that
no person shall harvest in or from
state waters-any sheepshead with
a total length less than 12 Inches.
As of January 1, 1997 the daily
bag limit on sheepshead was
raised to 15 fish.
The biggest question received
daily from the public concerns
the law regarding the gigging of
sheepshead. It is. Illegal to gig
sheepshead.
Current size and bag limit
brochures are available at all the
tax collectors' offices and major
sporting goods stores, as well as
the Marine Patrol office located
on the Coastal System Station.


hat.


The "Golden Salamander,"
.Lewis: Taylor, even came out of
retirement to write the following
poem for the occasion:
WHAT PRICE VICTORY
A golden hat on the Gator's head.
I thought I would never see,
Be there each day for a month you
say?
What strange times these bel
Yet I suppose for safety's sake,
The price is not too high,
Can you believe for "tears of joy",
We'll see the Gator cry?
I'e always believed in what I see,
Not in what I'm told,
I can believe this day, in anything,
Now that the Cator wears the
GOLD


Great Ways To Prepare Amberjack


Poached Fish
2 Ibs amberjack steaks or fillets
2 cups water
1/4 cup lemon Juice
I small onion, thinly sliced
I teaspoon salt
3 peppercorns
2 sprigs parsley
I bay leaf
Fluffy Lemon Sauce
SCut fish into serving-size por-
tions. Combine water, lemon
Juice, onion, salt, peppercorns.
parsley, and bay leaf in a lightly-
oiled, 10-inch skillet; bring to a
boil. Reduce heat; place fish, sin-


February Closure of Seatrout Harvest
Fishermen are reminded that Current size and bag limit
beginning February 1 and contin- brochures are available at all the
ulng through the last day of Feb- tax collectors offices and major
ruary each year. the harvest of sporting goods stores, as well as
spotted seatrout is closed In the the Marine Patrol office located
Northwest Region -The'i "N~ "-'dfti' *'on th-e' N6tal 6as'fal' 'Systems
west Region" means all statewa- Center.
ters 'north and west of the'Pasco- "e
Pinellas county line to the Flori- *
da-Alabama border, and adjacent LLI
federal Exclusive Economic Zone
(EEZ) waters.


The size limit in the North- '
west Region remains a total
length not less than 15" or great-
er than 24". A person mayhar-
vest one spotted seatrout per day
with a total length greater than
25". The daily bag limit remains
at seven (7) spotted seatrout.


NOTICE
Nortie Is hereby gilen that the Board of City
Commissioners slttlng as the Board oi
Adjustments will hold a public hearing Tuesday.
February 18. 1997. o determine if the City MII
approve the temporary placement of modular office
space on Florida Coast Paper Company property.
All persons are Invited to attend this meeting.
Pauline Pendarvi
City Clerk
2tc. February 6 and 13. 1997.


gle layer. in hot liquid. Cover;
Simmer 8-10 minutes or until fish
flakes easily with a fork. Remove
fish to a hot platter: serve with
Fluffy Lemon Sauce. Yield: 6 serv-
" ings.
S Fluffy Lemon Sauce
2 tblsp butter or margarine
2 tblsp all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt


1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 C mayonnaise/salad dressing.
2 teaspoons lemon Juice
Melt butter in 1-quart
Saucepan; blend In flour, salt,
and paprika. Add milk gradually
and .cook, stirring constantly,
until thickened. Stir In mayon-
naise and lemon Juice. Heat, but
do not boil. Serve warm over
, poached fish. Yield: approximate-
ly 13/4 cups.


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Left to right, (kneeling) Ferrel Allen and John Hanlon. (standing) Kenny Strange, John Reeves,
Flip Fleming, Retha Threatt, Keith Schell, John Presnell, Bill Riley, Bobby Jackson, Tom
Clements, Mike White, Clifford Sutton, Eric Howell, and Bill Antley. Not present for the photo were
Gator Tommy Davis and Donna Maxwell.


The Orthodontic Office of

Dr. J. Randal Buttram

of Panama City is pleased to announce that,
for the convenience of his present and
future patients in Gulf and Franklin
counties he will begin to see


ORTHODONTIC PATI-ENTS
in Port St. Joe.
He will be using the dental office of
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, L THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 1997 PAGE 7A


Florida GFC Receives Donation Of 61 New Loaner PFD's


Boaters without the proper
number of personal flotation
devices (PFDs) on board their ves-
sels face possible citations on
Florida's waters, but wildlife offi-
cers don't always have to send the
boaters home right then.
The Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission (GFC)
has 61 new PFDs donated by the
Bombardier Motor Corp. of
America and Sea-Doo, Ski-Doo
Division, for wildlife officers to
lend to boat operators whom they
(


James H. Wilder
James Henry Wilder, 53, of
Port -St. Joe, died Saturday,
February 1 at his residence. He
was a lifelong resident of Port St.
Joe and, a member of the First
Baptist Church of Port St. Joe.
Mr Wilder was employed by
the law firm of Kerrigan, Estes,
Rankin, and McLeod. He was a
veteran of the United States Army
and a member of Veteran of
S Foreign Wars, International
Brotherhood of Boiler Makers,
and the National Association of
Legal Investigators.
Mr. Wilder is survived by his
wife, Susan Curlee Wilder of Port
St. Joe; two sons, Randy Wilder
and wife, Pam of Mexico Beach
and Jamey Wilder of Orlando; two
daughters, Lyrinn Jones and hus-
band, Chris of 'Natchitoches,
Louisiana and Nichole Wilder of
Tallahassee; mother, Myrtice
Wilder of Port St. Joe; one broth-
er, B. Walter Wilder and wife,
Diana of Howard Creek; four sis-
ters, Louise Parker and husband,
Tom of Port St. Joe, Irene Ramsey
and husband,. Will of Chatta-
hoochee; Betty Fleming and hus-
band, Bill of Port St. Joe, Pat
Hidalgo and husband, 'Pete of
Waverly Hall, Georgia; and three
grandchildren, Kristin Renfro.
Sarah Jones, and Chase Wilder.


find to be in violation of PFD
requirements.
"With these additional loaner
PFDs, our officers are able to
allow more boaters to continue
their recreational plans for the
rest of the day, instead of requir-
ing them to dock their vessels
because of a lack of life jackets,"
said Capt. Paul Ouellette, the
GFC's boating safety coordinator.
"GFC officers will still issue cita-
tions to boat operators for being
in violation of the PFD law, along


City following an extended illness.
She was a native of Calhoun
County and had been)a long time.
resident ofWewahitchka. She was
of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include her daugh-
ter and son-in-law, Lou and Bert
Eaker of Overstreet: her son and
daughter-in-law. Manuel and
Jean Whitlfeld of Bay Town.
Texas; four grandchildren; eleven
:great-grandchildren; and three
great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held
at 10:00 am., E.S.T., Tuesday
from the graveside at Pleasant
Rest Cemetery. conducted by Rev. -
Nick Davis: Interment followed.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home.

Trudie S. Wood
Trudle Shirah Wood. 75, of
Highland View, died early
Thursday riorning, January 30 in
Gulf Pines Hospital. Born in
Geneva County, Alabama, she
moved to Port St. Joe in 1944.
She worked in the Dietary
Department at Gulf; Pines
Hospital She is preceded in death
by a daughter. Velear Gllem.
Mrs. Wood is survived by her
husband, Gabe Wood of Highland
View. one -or, Jlimmie V. Lester of
Wewahitchka: two daughters,
.uiianIta MrtellofI r Panama Citv


ravesde services were con- and Lnda Hale of Colfax, North -
ducted on Monday. February 3 at Carolina: one brother. Roy Shlrah
2:00 p.m.. E.S.T.. in Holly Hill of arolna one brother rnoy Shrahl-
Cemetery with Rev. Gary Smithten grandchl-
officiating. Interment followed. dren and eleven great-grandchil-
SIn lieu of flowers, contribu- dren.
tons may be made to the Athletic Funeral. services for Mrs.
Department of the Port St. Joe Wood were conducted on
High School. Shark Drive, Port St Saturday, February I at 12:00
Joe, FL 32456, and to the Bay noon, C.S.T.. in the Honeyville
Medical Center Hospice, 605 N. Methodist Church in Wewahitch-
Cove Boulevardn.Prnama.Cjty, FL ka with Rev. Howard Browning
32401, in memory,. of James an'd ev. Lavelle-Enerkin offclat-
' Henrv Wilder. ing. interment followed in Roberts
Saangements were under Cemetery. Mrs. Wood's nephews
All arrangements were under served as pallbearers. In lieu of
outherlad Funeral Home ofre flowers, donations may be made
outherlad Funeral Home of to.the American Heart Association
Port St. Joe.
Porit Jo. in memory of Mrs. Wood
Gilmore-Southerland Funeral
S ra J Hauge Home of Wewahitchka was in
Sara J. Hlauge charge of all arrangements.


Sara J. Hauge died on Friday.
January 31, in the comfort of her
home with her;family! at Hauges- *
tol, on Green Mountain in Clare-
mont, NH.
Sara was predeceased by her
husband Andy in 1981 and a son
John Andreas, US Naval Air
Corps, in 1945. She is surnlved
by her loving family. a son Hans
Robert Hauge and wife Ruth of
Port St. Joe, and grandchildren;
Andrea & Walter Kaczor or' Stitt-
ville, NY, Jon & Sandy Hauge and
Scott Hauge of Claremont, NH.
Mark & Rhonda Hauge of High-
land Mills NYand Douglas Hauge
of Utica. NY and great grandchil-
dren, Kirsten; of Indianapolis, IN,
Sarah Stephen, Robert and Adam
of Stiltville.,NY Andy and Ryan,
Kristen and Jonathan of Clare-
mont, NH and Jordan and Josh-
ua of Highland Mills, NY.
Funeral services were Mon-
day, February 3. Interment fol-
lowed.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Stringer Funeral
Home.

Eliza A. Whitfield
Eliza A. Whitfield, 89, passed
away Saturday night in Panama


Shanna Kay Burke
Infant baby girl, Shanna Kay
Burke of Blountstowi, died early
Tuesday morning January 28 at
Tallahassee Memo -ial Hospital in
Tallahassee.
Shanna is survived by her
parents. Keith and Shannon
Burke; one brother. Dillon Ray
Burke; one sister Kayla Leann
Burke; maternal grandmother,
- Teresa Ann Hudson and husband
Bobby. all of Blointstown; mater-
nal grandfather. l'roy Simmons
and wife Mairion. of Port St. Joe;
maternal great-grandmother.
Annie 'Ruth Young; maternal
great-grandfather, James Frank-
lin Rhames, Sr.; paternal grand-
parents, Arlon and Shirley Burke,
all of Blountstown: paternal
great-grandmother, Therag Burge
of Port St. Joe; and several aunts
and uncles.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday, January 29 at 3:00
p.m. (CDI) from the graveside at
the Magnolia Cemetery with Rev.
Allan Pittsand David Lavne offici-
ating. Interment followed.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Peavy Funeral
Home in Blountstown.


with handing out a loaner life
vest."
The law now requires a Type
I, II, or III Coast Guard approved
PFD for everyone on. board.
Children under the age of six
must wear a PFD at all times
while on a vessel, less than 26
feet, while it is under way.
Ouellette said the loaner PFD
program began last summer when
Bombardier donated 125 PFDs to
the GFC.
"Surprisingly we've had 98
percent of the loaner PFD)s
returned to us after this program
began';", Ouellette said. "This is
one of the best public relations
tools our officers can use. We are
grateful to the Bombardier Corp.
for helping us make It possible.'
The GFC will distribute the
new PFDs throughout its five
regions and assign them.to boat-
ing safety officers according to
need and areas patrolled.
There Is a direct correlation
between wearing a life Jacket and


aboard a vessel.
"Time after time we see inci-
dents where a life jacket would
have given boating accident vic--
tims a better chance to survive,"


Ouellette said. "Probably 80 per-
cent of the boating fatalities we've
investigated could have been pre'
vented if the victims were wearing
their PFPDs.


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Staying alive if .there's an acci-
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does not require everyone to wear
a PFD, the GFC recommends
wearing them at all times while

South GulfA.C.S.

Luncheon Meeting
The South Gulf County Unit
df the American Cancer Society
will have a board meeting
Wednesday. February 12 at 12:00
noon.
The special speaker at the
meeting will be Simona Foy.
Canct Control Specialist. Ms.
Poy will be addressing those in
attendance on "patient services".
Persons interested in attend-
ing or offering their help in the
crusades sponsored by the South
Gulf County Unit are asked to
attend this meeting to be held at
Julle's Restaurant.


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NOTICE OF IMPOUNDED ANIMALS
February 4, 1997
To reclaim animals contact the Port St. Joe
Police Department from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
DATE OF
DESCRIPTION SEX PICK-UP LOCATION
Large Orange Cat Male 01/29/97 Sixth Street
Large Black Cat Mail' 01/29/97 :.., Sixth Street
Small Black Kitten Unknown 01/29/97 Dropped Off
Small Black Kitten Unknown 02/04/97 Eighth Street
Small Black Kitten: Unknown 02/04/97 Eighth Street
Large Orange/White Cat. Unknown 01/29/97 e eighth Street
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PAGE BA THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 1997


laGl f CounSBty Com^misio


PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA
DECEMBER 10. 1996
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox John
Stanley, Jr., Billy E. Traylor, and Warren J.
Yeager, Jr. Others present were: County
Attorney Tim McFarland, Clerk Benny C.
Lister, Chief Deputy CLerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore, Chief Administrator Don Butlet,
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
Building Inspector Richard Combs,
Emergency Management/911 .Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, Maintenance Superinten-
dent Joe Bearden, Assistant Road
Superintendent Bobby Knee, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, South Gulf County
E.M.S. Director Shane McGufin, Veterans'
Service Offcer/S.H.I.P. Administrator Bo
Williams, and Deputy Sheriff Bobby Plair.
The meeting came to order at 6:00
p.m., E.S.T.
Mr. Willie Ramsey opened the meeting
with prayer, and Chairman Peters led the
Pledge ofAllegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA / SUPPLEMEN-
TAL CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion
by Commissioner. Traylor, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the-Board approved the Consent Agenda
and the Supplemental Consent Agenda, as
follows:
CONSENT AGENDA:
1. Minutes November 26, 1996
Workshop Meeting
November 26, 1996 Regular
Meeting
2. Proposed Budget Amendment -
S Courthouse Lawn Work (#I):
Reduce General Fund Reserve for
Contingencies $129.95
Increase Courthouse Maint.: Rep. to
Bldgs. & Grds. $129.95
3. Invoice Bayslde Lumber & Building
Supply (#027946 $109.95 to be paid
from County Courthouse Maintenance:
Repairs to Buildings & Grounds)
County Extension Director (Rye
Grass 8120.00 to be paid from County
Courthouse Maintenance: Repairs to
Buildings & Grounds)
Atty. Barbara Sanders Legal Serv.
' (#429 $43.00)
4. S.H.I.P. Program- Rehabilitation Loan
(Allen 85,000.00)
Rehabilitation Loan (Dawson *
$5,00o.00)
8 Down Payment Asst. (Othic
$ $8,000.00)
5. Travel BCC National Hurricane
Conference (Houston, IX April 22-25,
1997)
National Conference on Preventing
Crime in the Black Community (Miami, FL.*
May 21-24, 1997)
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGENDA
1. Agreement County CourtReporter
2. Proposed Budget Amendment --
Courthouse Lawn Work (#2):
Reduce General Fund Reserve for
Contingencies $1,559.07 I.
Increase Cthouse. Maint.: Rep. to
Bldgs. & Grds. $1,559.07
3. Invoice County Attorney (November,
1996 $2,302.50)
Florida Mining & Materials (#526215
$360.00/#526216 $180.00/#526262 *
8659.07/#527292 $180.00/ #527293
$180.00 to be paid from County
Courthouse. Maintenance: Repairs to
Buildings & Grounds) '
Preble-Rlsh. Inc. 1995 Road Bbnd '
Paving Project (#60807 $9,948.47 to be
paid from 1995 Road Bond Funds)
Preble-Rish, Inc. Highland View
Water System (#60808 $6,264.00 to be
paid from HVWS C.D.B.G.)
Preble-Rish, Inc. Gulf County
Courthouse Annex (#60806 $900.00 to
be paid from BCC Professional Services:
Engineering)
Port St. Joe High School Project
Graduation 1997 ($500.00 to be paid from
Special Events)
Wewahitchka High School Project
Graduation 1997 ($500.00 to be paid from
Special Events)
S.M. Marcy & Associates Beacon
HillfPark (#96G 2243 $437.50 to be paid
from BCC Professional Services:
Engineering)
4. Road Name Change Oak Street to
Mullet Lane (Overstreet Area)
RECEIVE BIDS EXCAVATOR
ROAD DEPARTMENT (#9897-06) -
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed
bids for an excavator for the Road
Department (#9697-06), the following bids
were received: Beard Equipment Company.
No Bid; Coastal Machinery Company, No
Bid: Cowin Equipment Company, Inc., No
Bid; J.D. Swearingen Equipment Co.; Inc.,
No Bid; Tractor & Equipment Company,
$151,480.00.
The Board tabled these bids for review
and recommendation by Chief Administra-
tor Butler and Assistant Road
Superintendent Knee.
RECEIVE BIDS OVERHEAD
DOORS MOSQUITO CONTROL DEPT.
(#9697-07).-Pursuant to advertisement
to receive sealed bids for overhead doors for
the Mosquito Control Department (#9697-
07), the following bids were received: The
Door Man, $14,100.00: Fisher
Construction, $12,301.25.
The Board tabled these bids for review
and recommendation by Chief Administra-
tor Butler and Solid Waste Director
Danford.
RECEIVE BIDS TRACTOR.I MOS-
QUITO CONTROL DEPT. (#9697-08)-
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed
bids for a tractor for the Mosquito Control
Department (#9697-08), the following bids
were received: Beard Equipment Company,
No Bid: Coastal Machinery Company,
828,638.00: J.D. Swearingen Equipment
Co., Inc.. 826.474.00: Thompson Tractor.
No Bid; Tractor & Equipment Co.. Inc., No
Bid.
The Board tabled these bids for review
and recommendation by Chief Administra-
tor Butler and Solid Waste Director
Danford.
FLORIDA GAME FRESH WATER
FISH COMMISSION / HUNTING WITH
DOGS-John Garner appeared to inquire
about a letter from the Florida Game and
Fresh Water Fish Comsmission regarding the
elimination of hunting, deer with dogs. After
discussion, the Board -agreed to 'send a let-
ter to the Cominission to request" that a
workshop on this issue be held in Gulf
County.
ROAD MAINTENANCE COUNTY
ROAD 886-Earl Burrows appeared before
the Board to discuss the poor condition of
two bridges on County Road 386, off of
Highway 98. Commissioner Traylor agreed
to have the Road Department repair the
Bridges with asphalt. ,.
RURAL REGIONAL ECONOMIC


DEVELOPMENT GRANT-Upon motion
by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to write a letter of
support for application for a Rural Regional
Economic Development Grant, as requested
by Tamara Line ($20,000.00 grant no
match required);
HISTORICAL GRANT CENTENNI-
AL BUILDING-Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved writing a letter of sup-


port for application of a historical grant to
repair the Centennial Building, as request-
ed by Tamara Laine (50/50 grant match to
be paid by the City of Port St. Joe up to
$40,000.00).
RADAR CERTIFICATION FLORI-
DA HIGHWAY PATROL / SPECIAL PRO-
JECTS-Commissioner Traylor agreed to
pay an invoice from Hiland Communi-
cations, in the amount of $50.00, for radar
certification for the Florida Highway Patrol '
(District II Special Project Funds).
INVOICE BAKER ACT SER-
VICES-Commissioner Traylor moved not
to pay an invoice from Life Management
Center, in the amount of $5,682.50, for
Baker Act Services for October, 1996, and
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion
for discussion. Commissioner Yeager
reported on the meeting he, Attorney
McFarland and Chief Administrator Butler
had with Ned Alles, and he stated that Dr.
Peter Hampton of Life Management Center
has agreed to set a $15,000.00 cap for Gulf
County (once the $15,000.00 limit has been
reached, there would be no more invoices
for the remainder of the fiscal year).
Commissioner Yeager then withdrew his
second, and Commissioner Traylor with-
drew his motion. After discussion,
Commissioner Yeager moved to accept the
$15,000.00 cap and amend the General
Fund budget by Reducing Reserve for
Contingencies and increasing Mental
Health Baker Act by $5,000.00, stating
that the invoices could be paid automatical-
ly without being brought before the Board
(unless they exceed the $15,000.00 limit).
Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
NOTICE OF CLAIM COLLINS /
SCHOOL BOARD-Attorney McFarland
reported on a Notice of Claim filed by the
family of Ricky Collins. Jr.
RESOLUTION 911 FEE SYS-
TEM-Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board adopted the
following resolution establishing a 911
System and Fee:
RESOLUTION
NO. 96-44
i RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE
OPERATIONS OF 0THE 911 SYSTEM
THROUGHOUT GULF COUNTY; PROVID-.
ING FOR IMPOSITION OF A 911 FEE; PRO-
VIDING FOR ADMINISTRATION OF THE
911 SYSTEM; PROVIDING FOR SEVER-
ABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
WHEREAS. Gulf County has estab-
lished and is operating within its bound-
aries a911 system; and
WHEREAS, the Legislature has autho-
rized the imposition of a fee of 50 cents to
be charged on a monthly basis to various
subscribers of telephone services within
'Gulf County in order to finance the 911 sys-
tem; and
WHEREAS, the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners believes it is in the
best int rests of the citizens of Gulf County
that the 911 system be operated and main-
talnedi Iis therefore
RESOLVED, UNANIMOUSLY BY THE
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS. as follows:
1. That a 911 system shall be in oper-
ation throughout Gulf County.
2. Tnal a fee of 50 cents per month
maybe charged to various subscribers of
telephone services throughout Gulf County
in order to finance the operation of the 911
system. That all fees collected shall be used
to operate, maintain and support the 911
system.
3. That the administration of the 911
system shall be supervised by the Gulf
County Board-of County Commissioners.
S 4. That any provision of this
Resolution that may be found to be invalid
for any reason shall not affect any other
provisions of this Resolution.
5. That this Resolution shall become
effective upon Its adoption by the Gulf
County Board of County Commissioners at
its regular meeting on December 10, 1996.
ADOPTED this the 10th day of
December, 1996. (end)
REPRESENTATIVES APALACHEE
REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL-Upon
motion by Commissioner Stanley, second
by Commissioner Knox, and unanimous
vote, the Board appointed Kesley Colbert
(County Elected Official) and Charles
Tharpe (Port St. Joe City Commissioner to
serve as Gulf County's representatives on
the Apalachee Regional Planning Council.
Chief Administrator Butler was requested
to send letters of notification to these Indl-
viduals;.
AMBULANCE COMMITTEE
WEWAHITCHKA AMBULANCE SER-
VICE-Chief Administrator Butler present-
ed a proposed E.M.T. Salary breakdown
Sand reported on the ambulance committee
meeting. After further discussion, the-
Board agreed to hold a workshop regarding
this Issue.
BID FINANCING SCEMS VEHI-
CLES (#9697-05--After discussion by
Chief Administrator Butler regarding'the
time limit on First Union's bid of 5.21% and
the length of time it will take for the equip-
ment to be delivered, Commissioner Yeager
moved to allow First Union to escrow the
funds'until they are needed (there is a
$100.00 fee, but it will be recovered
through interest earned on the funds in
escrow. Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and IIt passed unanimously.
JOB NOTICE MAINTENANCE
DEPARTMENT-Upon inquiry, the Board.
agreed for a Maintenance 3 job positions
(Courthouse Maintenance Department) to
be posted.
VARIANCE REQUEST / FEMA-
Upon discussion by Chief Administrator
Butler regarding FEMA's response to the
variance request from Nellie Andrews, the
Board agreed that they must enforce
FEMA's ruling. The Board also agreed .for
Chief Administrator Butler to send another
letter to FEMA. requesting that they re-eval-
uate the White City area.
INVOICE BEACHES WATER SYS-
TEM UPGRADE-Chief : Administrator.
Butler presented an invoice' from
Southeastern Mechanical Contracting, in
the amount of $20,845.75, for work on the
Beaches Water System upgrade. Upon
motion by Commissioner Knox, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to pay $'17,845.75, as rec-
ommended by Chief Administrator Butler
(hold $3,000.00 for the sod and overflows).
ROAD DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE -
UNION-After discussion, the Board agreed
to demote Edward Jones back to the
Laborer position, and post a notice for 5
days for a truck driver. Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the. Board agreed for Administrator
Wells to award the job to the person with
the most seniority.
INVOICE 1995 ROAD BOND


PAVING PROJECT-Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Yesger, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved payment of an Invoice
(#8) from Panhandle Grading & Paving, in
the amount of $374,394.50, for work com-
pleted on the 1995 Road Bond Paving
Project.
POLICY COUNTY EMPLOYEE
HEALTH INSURANCE-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board adopted the following policy
regarding health insurance for employees
whose spouses also work for the County:
(A) Any Gulf County employee who Is
married to another county employee and


elects family health insurance coverage will
be covered under the employee/family poli-
cy; with the Board contributing 100%
toward the cost of the policy.
(B) Any Gulf County employee who is
married to another county employee, but
does not elect family coverage, will be cov-
ered individually under the County's health
insurance program.
$12.50 MOVING VIOLATION SUR-
CHARGE FUND-Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed for South Gulf County
E.M.S. to purchase 2 radios for the new
ambulance (approximately $3,600.00), and
pay for them from the $12.50 moving viola-
tion surcharge funds.
CHRISTMAS PARADE-South Gulf
County E.M.S. Director McGuffln reported
that they will be decorating an ambulance
to be.in the Christmas parade.
SOUTH GULP COUNTY E.M.S.-
South Gulf County E.M.S. Director
McGuffin reported that the local Masonic
Lodge donated teddy bears to the ambu-
lance service for distribution to their
patients.
COURTHOUSE MAINTENANCE
DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE-Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to advertise to hire
an employee for the Courthouse
Maintenance Department (Maintenance 3
position), If no one signs up for the job dur-
ing the posting period.
The meeting recessed at 6:50 p.m.,
E.S.T.
The meeting reconvened at 7:14 p.m.,
E.S.T.
ROAD CLASSIFICATION STATE
D.O.T./1995 ROAD BOND PAVING-
Commissioner Yeager reported on a letter
received from the Florida Department of
Transportation which states that they are
not accepting County Road C30E as a State
road. Commissioner Yeager then moved to
approve a change order to the 1995 Road
Bond Paving contract (#25), in the amount
of $299,662.00, to pave a portion of C30E
(to be paid from Secondary Road & Bridge
funds). Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion for discussion, and after discussion,
the motion passed 4 to 1, with
Commissioner Knox voting no.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS GRASS
CUTTING SERVICES/COUNTY RIGHT-
OF-WAYS-After discussion that the City of
Wewahitchka contracts with the Florida
Department of Transportation to cut the
grass on their right-of-ways, Commissioner
Yeager moved to advertise to receivesealed
bids for grass-cutting services on County,
right-of-ways. Commissioner Traylor sec-
onded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
ANIMAL- -CONTROL WORKSHOP/
MUNICIPALITIES-Commissioner Stanley
reported that the City of Wewahltchka dis-
cussed a joint effort dog pound at their
meeting, and would like a breakdown of the .'"
costs involved. The Board agreed to send a
proposal to both cities as soon as it is pre-
pared.
WELFARE REFORM ACT-Commis-
sioner Stanley discussed' the impact that "
the Federal Welfare Reform Act will have on
Gulf County, stating that the Federal
Government does not account for rural area
concerns.
D.O.T. 5-YEAR WORK PLAN--Upon
discussion by Commissioner Stanley about
the Florida Department of Transportation
5-Year Work Plan, the Board agreed for
Commissioner Stanley and Chief
Administrator Butler to make recommenda-
dons to D.O.T. for areas needing work in
Gulf County.
ETHICS COMPLAINT / 1995 ROAD
BOND PAVING PROGRAM / BAILEY
ROAD-Commissioner Stanley reported on
a copy of a complaint to be filed with the ,
.Ethics Commission (by Joseph Hammett)
regarding the removal of Bailey Road from
the road paving list by Commls~oner
Armstrong. He discussed that this road
needs to be paved, and stated that he will
give a copy of this complaint to the
Chairman.
SPECIAL PROJECTS FUNDS-
Upon discussion by Commissioner Knox
that limits should be placed on the spend-
ing of Special Projects funds by
Commissioners who are defeated in elec-
tons, resigning, etc., the Board agreed for
the Attorney to research this matter.
BUILDING PERMIT FEES-Upon
inquiry by Commissioner Knox. Building
Inspector Combs reported building permit
fees are $54.00 per square foot for piling
houses and $39.00 per square foot for slab
houses. Commissioner Knox discussed the
possibility of increasing the building permit
fees.
ANIMAL CONTROL FACILITY-
Deputy Sheriff Plair discussed a fax
received from Wakulla County regarding the .,
proposed dog pound.
BID *9697-06 / EXCAVATOR -
ROAD DEPARTMENT-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to reject the bid
received (due to the high amount of the bid)
for the excavator for the Road Department,
and re-advertise (as recommended by Chief
Administrator Butler).
AWARD BID / OVERHEAD DOORS
MOSQUITO CONTROL DEPT. (#9697.
07)-Upon motion by Commissioner
Stanley, second by Commissioner Yeager,
-and a 4-0 vote (Commissioner Traylor
abstained), the Board awarded Bid, #9697-
07 for the overhead doors for the Mosquito
Control Department to Fisher Construction,
in the amount of $12,301.25.
AWARD BID/TRACTOR MOSQUI-.
TO CONTROL DEPT. (#9697-08)-Upon
motion by Commissioneir Yeager, second by
Commissioner Stanley. and unanimous.
vote, the Board awarded Bid #9697-08 for ''
the tractor for the Mosquito Control '.
Department to J. D. Swearingen Equipment
Company, Inc., In the amount of
$26,474.00.
ENGINEERING-ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by.
Commissioner Traylor, and; unanimous
vote, the Board approved a proposal from
Preble Rish, Inc. for electrical engineering
services for the new County Administration
Building, in the amount of $7,200.00 (to be
paid from Board of County Commissioners
Professional Services Engineering).
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS / SAND
FENCING -.GULF COUNTY BEACHES-
Solid Waste Director Danford discussed
that $70,000.00 is available for beach
restoration through the Gulf Coast
Workforce Development Board (JEP), and
upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Stanley, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed to advertise to.
receive sealed bids for sand fencing for the
beaches in Gulf County.
BEACHES WATER SYSTEM
UPGRADE-Commissioner Knox reported
that start-up for the Beaches Water System
upgrade will be at 4:00 p.m., E.S.T., on.
December 11th.


ADVERTISE FOR BIDS / EQUIP-
MENT SOUTH GULF COUNTY E.M.S.-
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Stanley, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed to advertise to
receive sealed bids for the purchase of
equipment for the new ambulance for South
Gulf County E.M.S.
There being no further business, and
upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Stanley, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
8:02 p.m., E.S.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK


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We've Called It Quits!

This week Florida Coast Paper Company, L.L.C. congratulated seven long-time employees of
the paper mill upon their retirement. Shown in the photo, from left, are: Troy McMillan, retiring
as an operatingmillwright after 28 years of service; J. C. Newsome, painter, 40 years; David Paul,
pipefitter, 35 years; Henry Rochelle, unclassified maintenance helper, 30 years; and David Tipton,
painter, 41 years. Two additional retirees, not available for the photo, are Drayton Bass retiring as
a yard and salvage operator after 30 years of service and J. C. McArdle, an electrician with 44 years
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Gators Honor Football Players


The Wewahitchka Gators
football team held its annual foot-
ball awards banquet this past
Saturday night at the First United
Methodist Church of
Wewahitchka.
Finishing with a 7-3 regular
season record, their second place
in district sent them Into the first
round of the playoffs which they
lost against Graceville.
Several offensive and defen-
sive awards were presented to his
year's Gator standouts. Ike Mincy
and Justin Jackson were recog-
nized as Co-Most Valuable
Players. Mincy led the Gators in
offense from this fullback posi-
tion,'gaining 1,559 total yards on
the season while linebacker
Jackson led the team in tackles.
Danny Voyles was chosen as
the Defensive Back of the Year
and Amp Hill was named both the
Offensive and Defensive Lineman
of the Year.
Mincy was also awarded the
Offensive Back of the Year and W.
T. Wills was recognized as the
Most Improved Gator.
Recognized as team captains
were Voyles and Travis Adams.
Jason Carter received the
Inspiration Award and the Hustle
Award went to Buddy Ake.
Each of this season's seniors
(Danny Voyles, Amp Hill, Justin
Jackson, W. T. Wills, Ed Sumner
and Rodney Small) were honored
during the ceremonies and
received a "blow-up" picture


Gators Are Hosting

Basketball Tourneys
The Wewahitchka Gators will
be hosting both the girls' and
boys' district basketball tourna-
ments next week in the Gator
gym, beginning Monday evening.
The tournament will continue
through Friday, February 14, with
games beginning at 6:30 each.
evening.
The girls' tournament games
will be at 6:30 each night, with
the boy's district games following.
All admission to the tourna-
ment games is $4.00.


Wewa Little League

Holds First Meeting
The Wewahitchka Little
League will hold its first meeting
of officers and parents on
Thursday, February 6 (today) at
6:00 p.m. at the Community
Center. All parents and interested
individuals are encouraged to
attend.
Anyone interested in coach-
ing or umpiring for the coming
year should contact Andy Thomas
at 639-5274 or April Andrews at
639-5127. The league is also
requesting any donations of bats
or other equipment.
Registration for all players
will be held on Thursday,
February 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 at
the Community Center.


showing them on the field during
the season., Each player received
a 120 minute video of photos from
this season's games.
P f The cheerleaders and coaches
also received special recognition
during the banquet


Coach Wayne Flowers
expressed his great appreciation
to Wewahitchka Gator Backers,
especially Jan Traylor and Pam
Sumner for the work .they did
throughout the season and pre-
sented each with a dozen roses.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 1997 : PAGE 9A.


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Pictured above is ,the old Patrick Store in its new
Restaurant. The old, black dog stands guard.


location at the


Nicholson Farmhouse


Old Overstreet Store Now Settled


in Second Location in 81 ears


One of the oldest buildings
from Gulf County, the Patrick
Store building and Post Office at
Overstreet,; now resides at the
Nicholson Farmhouse Restaurant
complex some 80 miles away.';
This 50-acre tract of woods and
pasture consists of old farmhous-
es on State Road 12 between:
Quincy and Havana. Its atmos-
pere and hospitable service
makes you reminisce about old
times. All these historical build-
ngs have many stories to tell.
"The Patrick's Store" Is the
sixth historical home in the com-
S plex. moved January 1995. It
now services dining guests by
providing souvenirs of the Nichol-
son Farmhouse Restaurant such
as their own labeled condiments
downstai Upstairs guests can
seea a dis ay 'of country sampler'
' decorative Iterft: Haridcrafted
items include tole and plaque
paintings, various dolls and sea-
sonal gift items.
The Patrick Store formerly
was owned and operated for ap-
proximately 79 years by the Pat-
rick Family who built it in 1916
when Overstreet was considered
no more than wilderness. Thomas
Patrick's daughter. Edna (Patrick)
Hardy ran the store while her fa-
ther worked on a 140 acre farm.
S She officially took over the store
and post office in 1940 and it was
in operation until she passed
away in November of 1991.
! Although restored and relo-
cated, the store still boasts a 100
year-old scale that Ms. Hardy
teased about weighing a pound of
meat at a mere,3/4 of a pound.
Many would comment, "those
were the good ole' days".


7 eAse SDtCt a le* Awp4eo Brunch at Caroline's,
Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m -2
Fried Eggs, Sailor Style, sauteed shrimp
& shallots in a cognac' cream sauce
topped with two sunnyside up eggs and
served with shredded pan fried potatoes
............. ... ........... ............. $7.95 '
Three Layered Omelet, Spinach, Ham
and Cheese, black olives & tomatoes
stacked one on top of the other and
topped with a mornay sauce served with
fresh fruit ................. ....... ..... $6.95
Caroline's French Toast, 2 thick slices of
french bread soaked in a vanilla, cinna-
mon, egg mixture then grilled sand-
wiched with strawberry cream cheese
and pecans and topped with apricot
glaze Served with hot strawberry sauce
... .. ... ... ... .... $5 95
Fresh grouper baked with sweet pep-
pers and tela cheese served with roast-
ed potatoes : $7.95
Fresh squeezed orange juice sm $1.25
.. ........ .. .... large $2 50

Fresh Apalachicola Bay
Oysters
''on the half shell
1/2 doz. $3.25 dbz. $5.95
Senior Dinner for Two
Tender sliced roast beef au jus & grilled
jumbo shrimp with roasted potatoes,
tomatoes and zucchini
For Two $19.95


The Nicholson Farmhouse
Restaurant has an. Interesting
history of development. The first
historical building and land of the
complex was purchased in 1987
by Paul and Ann' Nicholson, Paul
is the great, great grandson of the
original owner and'builder, Dr.
Malcolm Nicholson. The Nichol-
sons formed a partnership with
Willard and Carolyn Rudd. Then
they began planning, restoring
and remodeling the once hve-
bedroom home that housed over
four generations. It was the be-
ginning space of the now expand-
ed dining facilities. This building
was built from the plantation
land and labor, even the giant
Door beams and supports were
from the land's pine trees.


Only minor repairs and alter-
ations have .been made to all six
historical buildings. Many of the
original antiques and furnishings
are displayed for the guests to en-
Joy. Not only the scenery, but the
food is excellent. Starting off with
a bowl, of boiled peanuts, fresh
hot bread with honey butter to
enjoy with a green salad, a heart-
shaped steak to share with your
sweetheart, and heavenly des-
serts.
For an interesting experience
reminiscing of Gulfs older days
in the Patrick Store travel to the
Nicholson Farmhouse Restau-
rant. The Nicholsons and Rudds
will be waiting with a fresh batch
of boiled peanuts.


Valentine's Day Canvss

Smoked sockeye salmon over sprouts w/ dil
cream ................. ........................ ........$7.95
Shared sashimi over Ice with
Ponzu Sauce ........... .......................... $5.95
Shrimp, Crab and Shitake Mushroom
Bisque ..................................... ...... $6.95
Tempura fried soft shell crab over creole mus-
tard cream sauce w/brolled zucchini & swee
peppers .......... ................................... $6.95
Sat -
Tomato and artichoke heart w/vin. ...... $3.95
Fresh greens w/warm goat cheese
vinaigrette ......... ........... ................ $3.95

Etees -
(Dinner Salad Included with Entree)
Choice filet mignon chargrilled to order
served over demiglace with wild mushrooms
and spicy crawfish tails ..................... $21.95
Jumbo shrimp marinated in white wine anc
olive oil. Grilled with fresh leeks, artichoke
hearts and tomatoes. $19.95
Number one yellowfin tuna grilled rare anc
served over sauteed Apalachicola Bay oys-
ters, braised greens and poached roma toma-
toes in a light broth $17.95
Fresh grouper sauteed with jumbo shrimp
Fresh tomatoes and leeks in a light cream
sauce $18.95

Regular Dinner Menu
Also Available'
Also dining, enjoy music on
Rosie's Roost providedby
The Bottom Feeders out of
Tallahassee. "Romantic,.
Raeggae and Dance
8 p.m. till 11:00


KC Free Throw
Championship
On Saturday, February 1st
Council #11572 of the Knight's of
Columbus held a county-wide
"Free Throw" Championship open
to students at Gulf County
Schools. Both boys and girls
between the ages of 10 and 14
years competed with a crowd of
37 youngsters anxious to show
their excellence in free throw
styles.
"We had a lot of fun," said
Tom Walsh, this year's coordina-
tor of the event.
Last year, as you may remem-
ber, Leonard Raye Bailey brought
home state honors to our area.
This year eight promising youth
are going to try and bring it home
once again.
Winners at council level here
were Kenny McFarland, age 10,
Lindsey Miller, age 10, Leonard
Ray Bailey, age 11, Brandi
Nlchole Williams, age 11, Cody
Pals, age 12, Wesley James
Colvin, age 13, Crystal Watkins,
age 13, and Seneca Chambers,
age 14. Five youth are, from Port
St Joe; while this year Wewa-
hitchka sends, three, of their
finest.
It would be noteworthy to say
all youths did well and the'coun-
cil wishes to thank each and every
one of the boys and girls for com-
ing but. and taking part. "They're
all winners." said Walsh.
The next level of competition
will be held at the Boys Club in
Panama City on Sunday.
February 9th at 1:00 p.m., C.S.T.`

Bridge Games
at Senior Center
There will be bridge card
games. each Thursday at 2:30
p.m., E.ST., at the new senior cit-
izens center, located at 120
Library Drive in Port St Joe. They
will last approximately two hours.
Anyone that enjoys playing bridge
is welcomed to attend. Please call
647-3643 for more information.
Who To Call...
Medicare Peer Review Organi-
zations (PROs) are practicing doc-
tors and other health care profes-
sionals, contracted and paid by
the federal government to monitor
the care given to Medicare recipi-
ents. If you have questions or
concerns regarding your Medicare
rights, call Florida's PRO at 1-
800-844-0795.


Trip imit Set on Gulf

Group King Mackerel


As ofJanuary 1, the daily ves-
sel trip limit is reduced to 50 fish
in the commercial hook and line
fishery for Gulf group king mack-
erel In the Florida west coast sub
zone.
Thie regional administrator
reduced the trip limit after deter-
mining that'324.375 pounds or
75 percent of the 1995-96 com-
mercial allocation was reached on
December 31, 1996.
The 50 fsh trip limit is a
landing/possession limit that
applies to commercial hook and
line vessels for king mackerel in
the exclusive economic'zone (EEZ)
between the Alabama/Florida and
the seasonal boundaries of the
Florida west coast sub-zone, i.e.,
Dade/Monroe county line
through March 21, and Collier/
Monroe through June 30.


The 50 fish trip limit will
remain in effect until the 432,500
pound quota is reached or
through the end of the 1996/97
fishing year, June 30. whichever
occurs first. When commercial
landings for the management area
reach 432,500 pounds, the hook
and line fishery will be closed for
the remainder of the 1996/97
fishing year. The closure will be
announced by NMFS News
Bulletin and publication in the
Federal Register.
A vessel fishing under com-
mercial trip limits and quotas
must possess a commercial feder-
al mackerel permit. Also, a com-
mercial vessel harvesting Gulf
group king mackerel under the
run-around gill net quota must
have. gill net endorsement on its
, federal mackerel permit


Gulf Rifle Club Meeting Today


The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
their monthly business meeting
on Thursday evening, February
6th, starting at 6:30 in the trailer
at the range. All members are
urged to attend.
Members are remained that
membership dues need to be paid
before Mar.ch 1st to continue to:,
have access to the range. The trap
shoot scheduled for Thursday
evening will start after the meet-
ing.


The rifle club plans, to' start
up some rifle and pistol matches
next month. Every member is
requested to fill out a survey, if
they are interested in any compe-
tition shooting, when they are
renewing their dues.
Any member interested in
helping organize and set up a par-,
ticular type of match they are
Interested In should attend the
meeting. All matches will be shot,
monthly on weekends.


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AND YOU!'

Is your pharmacy store than just another store that you shop
in? We believe it should be for when you select someone to assist
you in matters pertaining to you or your family's good health, it
involves a special trust.
The professional'pharmacy services we offer are designed with
the ultimate aim of earning your trust and confidence. When you
enter our store or phone in we sincerely want you to feel that
you are talking.to people who care about you. Stop in soon and
I let us show you what we believe pharmacy service should be.
"A GREAT MANY PEOPLE ENTRUST US with their pre-
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We consider this trust a privilege and a duty. May we be
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PSJ 53, JEFFERRSON CO. 48
Last Thursday night, the Pot
S'St. Joe Lady Sharks won their
Snrst district game (1 -5) of the sea-'
s:on against Jefferson County,
w-:' ho has already clinched the.top-
.- seed in District 2-3A.
Port St Joe rallied in the
fourth quarter to outscore
Jefferson County 17-7 and pull
S: away with the win.
Stephanie Maxwell led the
Lady Sharks collecting 13 points
.and 12 rebounds while Courtney
Lenox also added 13. Misty Wood
picked up 10 points for Port SL
Joe, bringing their season to 7-9
overall. .
JEFF CO 13 16 12 7-48
S PSJ 1112 13 17-53
JEFF..CO..-Cok 18, B.aington
: 8, Bradley 2. Howard 2, Andrews
12, Kelly 4, Woodley 2.
PSJ-Maxwell i3, M. Wood 10,
Royster 2, Johnson 2. Fitzgerald
: 7, C. Wood 6. Lenox 13.
PSJ 34, HAVANA 51
:: The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
dropped a District 2-3A game to
Havana Friday night in the
S "Dome". As a result, the Lady
Sharks' season record fell to 7-10
S overall.
":Of...: ensively, Christy Wood led
Port SL Joe with 10 points.
PSJ-C. Wood 10, Maxwell 6, M;
Wood 7, Fitzgerald I, Lenox 5,
Johnson 3, Thompson 2.
HAVANA-Wester 14, Brown 14,
S Jones 8, Davis 9. Anderson 2,
Moore 4.
PSJ 45, CHIPLEY 65
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
dropped to 7-11 with Tuesday


Lady Gators
WEWA 65, PSJ 51
The Wewahltchka Lady
Gators improved their record to
S10-10 In Monday night's game
against Port SL Joe. The Lady
SGators led at halftime 24-23 and
put together a 25-12 run in the
fourth quarter to seal the victory.
: The Lady Gators had four
players in double figures. Diana
Taunton led the way with 22
Points, April Riley had 17, and
S Renece Jackson was close behind
with 14. Ketrina Wright added 10
.points and 22 rebounds for
'- ;. Wewahitchka.
Misty Wood led Port St Joe's
S offense with 18 points, while
SStephanie Maxwell finished with
17 points.
SPSJ 7 1 168 1 2-51
WEWA 12 12.16 25-65
PSJ-Maxwell 17, M. Wood 18,
SLenox 8, Johnson 4, Royster 4.
WEWA-Taunton 22, Riley 17, R.
: Jackson 14, -Wright 10, T.
Jackson 1, A. Jacksn 2.


ketball
night's loss to Chipley. Port St.
Joe trailed at halftime 36-23.
The Lady Sharks were offen-
sively by senior Stephanie Max-
well who had 21 points. Misty
Wood followed with 13 points for
Port St.Joe.
PSJ 5 18 8 14-45
CHIPLEY 15 21 14 15-65
PSJ-Wood 13, Fitzgerald 6,
Johnson 3, Maxwell 21; Royster
2.
CHIPLEY-Henry 9. Flater 15,
Laster 6, Michael 4, Davis 25,
Cobb 4, Mattox 2.


Kenny Wood
Kenny Wood
Wins Tournament
The annual C. W. Roberts
tournament was recently held at
St. Joseph Bay Country Club.
Kenny Wood won the first place
trophy by shooting a 77. He is the
first left hander to win this fine
trophy. Congratulations Kennylr


Sharks End Season with 25-2


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Set Victory Mark
PSJ 61, HAVANA 49
The top ranked Port St. Joe
Tiger Sharks expanded their con-
ecutive win streak to 17 and
rnded the regular season district
ames with a record of 7-1, with
riday night's win over Havana.
The Tiger Sharks trailed by
ne point at halftime, 30-29, but
allied in the second half and
outscored the Gladiators, 32-19.
Senior Brian Jenkins led the
iger Sharks, now boasting a 22-


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FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.


Diabetes and


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Some general, or sys-
temic diseases, especially
DIABETES MELLITUS.. and
fat-storage diseases, make
the supporting tissues and
bone around the teeth sus-
ceptible to chronic inflamma-
tion, infection, abscesses,
and other periodontal disor-
ders.
When diabetes is suc-
cessfully controlled with
insulin and/or other drugs
and the patient is diligent in
following the advice of his
physician and his dentist,
dental complications may be
controlled so as to preserve
teeth for many, many years.


However, in most cases of
uncontrolled diabetes-and
even in some cases that are
controlled-loss of teeth
from periodontal disease
seems to be inevitable, no
matter how hard the patient
and his dentist try.
The best hope for people
in this situation is in
research that is being done
in the area. New types of
treatments are constantly
being developed and tested.

Prepared as a public service to pro-
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Record


'e Win; Start District Play Next Week
PSJ-Russ 4, Likely 16, Cham- while J es Daniels and J.
bers 5, Daniels 7; Jones 6, ones each added 11 points.
Jenkins 20, Crosby 16, Pittman 4. Tyson Pittman and Cameron
Likely also each produced 10
RUTH-Jones 13, D. Heard 8, T. points for Port St. Joe.
Sherfield 2, M. Sherfield 16,0 25 18 22--7
Miller 2, Roulhac 18, Jenkins 9, J 10 2 1 22-7
Campbell 2. BAY 11 21 13 16-62
PSJ 75, BAY 62 PSJ-Likely 10, Daniels 11,
Jones 11, Jenkins 18, Roulhac 2,
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks Jons 13, J ans 18Roulh 2
team won its 20th straight game Crosy 1- Pittma h 10.
and set a new school record for BAY-Lianos 3. Thomas 18,
consecutive wins, surpassing the Gainer 4. Mount 2. Davis 23,
nrPvinlr 19-dname winning streak Wade 6, Wells 6.


2 record, with 22 points and four
three-pointers. James Daniels
added. 13 points and one three
pointer for Port St. Joe.
PSJ 10 19 10 22-61
HAVANA 11 19 12 7-49
PSJ-Russ 4, Likely 7, Chambers
4, Daniels 13, Jenkins 22, Crosby
7, Pittman 4.
HAVANA-Mk. Buggs 8, Mq.
Buggs 18, Jones 1, Butler 7,
Kelley 6, Maddox 2, Mathis 7.
PSJ 86, APALACHICOLA 5.
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
improved their record to 23-2
with Saturday night's win over
Apalachicola. The Tiger Sharks
controlled the entire game :
outscoring Apalach in all four
quarters enroute to their 18th

Shark Football

Banquet Held
In contrast to recent years,
the Sharks did riot have a multi-
ple.sport banquet in which foot-
ball was one of the fall sports rec-
ognized.
Last Monday evening, the
Shark football team held. its
awards banquet, with a number
of Sharks receiving recognition foI
their accomplishments on the
gridiron.
Recognized on the district
and state level were: ,
Doyle Crosby, FACA Dist. 3
Ist team offense; Channel 13
Scholar Athlete; Democrat Player
of the Week; 1st team All Big Bend
(defense) and 1st team (3A) All-:
State (offense); and played in the
Florida/Georgia game as a tight
end;
Cameron Likely-FACA Dist
3 1st team defense: 3rd team All
Big Bend (offense) and 3rd team
(3A) All-State (defense).
Brian Jenkins-FACA DisL 3
1st team offense; 2nd team All Big
Bend (punter);
Jesse Colbert-Channel 1'3
Scholar Athlete;
Matt Todd-FACA Dist. 3 1st
team offense;
Tyson Pittman-FACA Dist 3
Ist team offense: honorable men-
tion All Big Bend and 3A All-
State.
TEAM AWARDS
A number of awards were pre-
sented that were voted upon by
the players and coaches.
Receiving those awards were:
Special Teams Jesse Col-
bert; offensive player Brian
.Jenkins. Jenkins scored 53
points with 459 yards rushing
and 62 yards receiving, and one
touchdown.
Shark Award Charlie
Lanford for giving everything in
practice and games, playing
through the pain.
Defensive Player Doyle
Crosby. who had 57 solo tackles,
with 58 assists, 6 caused fum-
bles, 9 tackles for loss, and seven
sacks.
Captains Doyle Crosby aid
Matt Todd.


with 20 ConsecutiL
straight win. Port St. Joe led 46-
29 at halftime.
Brian Jenkins led 10 other
Tiger Sharks with 16 points and
two three-pointers. C. J. Jones
followed with 13 points and three
three-pointers, while Tyson
Pittman added 11 points for Port
St. Joe, who continues to be
ranked #1 in Class 3A.
APALACH 11 18 9 12-50
PSJ 18 28 25 15-86
APALACH-Kellogg 5, Key 11,
Williams 6, O'Neal 10, Griggs 4,
White 14.
PSJ-Likely 8, Chambers 2,
Adkison 6, Daniels 8, Jones 13,
Jenkins 16, Dixon 7, Roulhac 7,
Crosby 8, Pittman 11.
PSJ 78, RUTHERFORD 70
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
withstood the Rutherford Rams'
attempt at a rally in the second
half to hold on to Monday night's
win. St Joe held Rutherford to
Just eight first quarter points and
led 36-29 at halftime.
Port St. Joe, now 24-2, was
led offensively by senior Brian
Jenkins who had 20 points and
two three-pointers. Doyle Crosby
and Cameron Likely each picked
up 16 points for the top-ranked
Tiger Sharks, to help secure Port
St. Joe's 19th straight win.
PSJ 15 21 20 22-78
RUTH 8 21 23 18-70


Girls Softball
Registration
It is time to register your
daughter for softball! If your
daughter turns five 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
the Athletic House on Saturday,
February 8th from 10:00 a.m..to
1:00 p.m. Uniforms will be sized
at this time. The cost to partici-
pate, which includes uniforms is:
ages five to seven, $30; ages eight
to 12, $35.
If you are age 13 and 14 and
are not a member of the middle
school team, you should sign up
at this registration time. Fees will
be collected and uniforms fitted at
a later registration. For further
information, call Beverly Crocker
(647-3354). Paula Boone (647-
5031), or Pixie Roberts (647-
3221).


Dixie Youth Offers

One More Chance!
The 1997 Port St. Joe Dixie:
Youth baseball officers will offer
one more chance to register for
this year's season on Friday,
February 7th from 5:30 to 7:00
p.m. at tlhe Port St. Joe Fire
Station on Williams Avenue.
All children ages five through
12 are eligible to participate.
Registration fees are $25 per play-
er for T-Ball/Coach Pitch Leagues
and $35 for Major/Minor League
for first child and $30 for each
additional player in family.
Parents will need to bring play-
er(s) to registration for uniform
sizing along with a copy of their
birth certificate and social securi-
ty number.


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three three-pointers. Doyle
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DISTRICT TOURNAMENT
The Sharks will enter district
basketball competition next week.
with games to be hosted by
Florida High February 11-14.
As of press time, the location
of the tournament was not deft-
nite. Attempts are being made to
change the tournament to either
Tallahassee Community College
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 1997 PAGE 1B


SState Trying To Buy More County Wetlands

Has Its Eye On An Additional 7,052 Acres; All of Which Adjoin St. Joseph Bay


The state of Florida is casting
a covetous eye on 7,052 of Gulf
County's waterfront acres of wet-
lands it wishes to acquire. The
state is seeking ownership in or-
der to preserve the land's present
condition. The state already owns
1,210 acres of wetlands which
adjoins or are adjacent to that
portion of St. Joseph Bay which


has been declared an Aquatic
Preserve.
The bay also owns the desig-
nation of being an Outstanding
Florida Water. The state's Nature
Conservancy is an intermediary
in the acquisition of the shores of
this Outstanding Water.
The project includes a narrow


strip ,of uplands and wetlands
that front-the waters of St. Jo-
seph Bay, a small area of private-
ly held bay bottom and a contigu-
ous natural system of great
botanical significance.
Thest ireas are said to be in
very good to excellent condition at
the present time. They contain


numerous areas of wet flatwoods,
scrub, baygall, shell mounds,
saltmarsh '^[estaurine tidal
marsh], and Beach dune. Some of
these flatwoods are said to harbor
numerous rare plant species.
The bay, itself, is said to sup-
port a diverse, healthy marine ec-
osystem of statewide significance
and Is an important nursery
ground for many recreational and
commercially valuable species.
Hence, the desire of parties to
protect it.
HISTORIC AREAS
Another reason for the state's
Attempt to purchase the shoreline
of St. Joseph Bay is to protect its
historic significance. Included in
the desired purchase area of
property lies Richardson Ham-
mock. a shell midden with hu-
Sman burials. These are said to be
one of the largest and best pre-
served of its kind in Northwest
: Florida.
Attention is presently being
given to the purchase of two
tracts of land from private proper-
ty owners: Troy Deal, who owns a
sizeable tract of property in theL
SPig Bayou vicinity of St. Joseph
Peninsula and Treasure Coast,
Inc., developers of Treasure Bay
Lodge.
Deal is said to be resisting all
efforts to purchase his property,
which adjoins the property of the
Eglin AFB rocket tracking station.
Deal has historically rejected any
overtures to purchase any portion
of the acreage he owns.:
The Treasure Coast property
is in the process of negotiations
to purchase.
S:. Not all of the property which
is drawing the attention of acqui-
sition is on the mainland. A por-
Ston of It is actually an island ly-
ing offshore in St. Joseph Bay.
inside its Aquatic Preserve desig-
Snation. Black's Island was includ-
ed in the coveted wetlands desig-
nation in 1995. The Island is
privately owned and was most re-
cently operated as a boys' camp.
The property being desired
and negotiated for is located
south of the city limits of Port St.
Joe, extending all the way around
the head of the bay to the Old
Saltworks at the beginning of St.
Joseph Peninsula. Some of the.
desired property lies within 100
yards of the shoreline, while other
Portions extend landward to the
section line and encompasses five
a sections of property in the Money


Bayou area.
The portion already owned by
the state lies around and adjoin-
ing the property now occupied by
Treasure Coast, Inc.
COORDINATION
The state of Florida is seeking
to purchase and gain ownership
of the property in question
through cooperation with other
agencies operating with the pur-
pose of securing wetlands to pre-
serve.
This group of agencies is
known as The Nature Conservan-
cy.
Its purpose is to secure wet-
lands before it becomes too filled


up by vacation homes, which the
land in question has largely es-
caped thus far. But, the Conser-
vancy knows it is only a matter of
time before development finds St.
Joseph Bay.
The estimated value of the
property is valued at $3,160,449,
according to the tax assessment
rolls.

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CURING CORNS
Shoes that rub and press on
toes cause the sensitive foot skin
to protect itself by thickening. It
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low lumps called corns.
The outer layer of the corn is
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the source of the pressure isn't
relieved, the corn gets bigger and
then it presses on the bone,
which makes it even more pain-
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Corns are found in people of
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too small or too tight..


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are growing in-
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If the corn is caused by the
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may advise in-office surgery to re-
move the source of the pain.
Presented in the interest
of better foot care by:
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Map shows area adjacent to Estuarine Preserve which
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Bulldog News
Port St. Joe Elementary School


Teacher Of The Year
Congratulations to Sylvia
Costin who was voted Port St Joe
Elementary School "Teacher of
the Year"!
Students Of The Week
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week" ... Krystal
Keigans, Tiffany Lemois,
Samantha Denton, Nicole Ford,
Sheena Bell, Randi Sasser,
Danielle Bellinger and Armonde
Harris.
Spelling Bee Champs
Congratulations to Christo-
pher Perrin, our school Spelling
Bee champion and Tommy Curry,
who finished in second place.
Bulldog T-Shirt Sale
If you would like to purchase
a Port St. Joe Elementary School
t-shirt, the cost is $10.00 (cash
only).


Wewahitchka

Elementary

News...
By Linda Whitfield


It Was A Rumor
The third grades have been
working on their program since
January 7. It was called "Kids
Fitness Workout"-based on the
Richard Simmons tape. Paxson
Communication kindly taped the
songs for us. We had fun sweat-
ing, singing, and moving.
Last week, the News Herald
called our school three (3) times
and asked if Richard Simmons
would be at our school on Friday.
"No," we told them. Everyone half
expected him to show up.
Wouldn't that have been great?
The kids performed to two packed
houses and helped relieve every-
one's stress!
Hunter Nunery Wins
At the Gulf County Spelling
Bee on'January 31. fifth grader
Hunter Nunery took the prize. He
is the son of Michelle King Nunery
and Norman Nunery. He won on
the word "prefabricate".
I was always in the Overton
County (Tennessee) Spelling Bee
and always lost on the first word.
I particularly remember one bee.
My mother had just put a "bushy
perm" in my hair for the event
and I missed the first word,
"allow". I recollect that e got two
chances, and my mother didn't
see how I missed such, an easy
word with two tries. I don't either.
T.E.A.M.
T.E.A.M. teaches Lori Price
and Sue McDaniel recently took
their classes to the Marina Civic
Center to se a program about
Harriet Tubman. Harriet Tubman
was born a slave, but escaped
through the help of the
Underground Railroad. After she
was free, Tubman worked hard to
help other slaves find freedom.
In conjunction with Black
History month, other African
Americans have been prominent
throughout history. Here are just
a few: Colin Powell, Jackie
Robinson, Rosa Parks, Sojourner
Truth, Dr. Martin Luther King,
Frederick Douglass, Barbara
Jordan, Thurgood Marshall and
Coretta Scott King.
KIDS
*Aide Teresa Redd was com-
plimenting Jacob Taylor on his
beautiful red hair. He said, "It's
not red, it's yellow". Mrs. Redd
then asked him how he got that
beautiful color. Jacob replied, "My


Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
FEBRUARY 10 -14

MON-Pizza Burger, French
Fries, Lima Beans, Milk, and
Cookie.
TUES-Tuna Salad, Juice,
English Peas, Milk, and
Dessert/Cobbler.
WEDS-Meat/Cheese
Sandwich, Baked Potato,
Bread, and Milk.
THURS-Sloppy Joe, French
Fries, English Peas, Bread,
Milk, and Cookie.
FRI-Corn Dog; Macaroni &
Cheese, Cole.Slaw, Fresh Fruit,
Milk,, awd Cooke.


General Mills Box Tops'
Our school is still collecting
General Mills 'cereal box tops.
Please send them to school.
Pepsi Blue Caps
Our school is collecting Pepsi
blue caps. We will receive five
cents for every cap collected.
Please send them to school today.
Talent Show
Our Talent Show will take
place on Thursday, February 20
at 7:00 p.m. In the auditorium.
The cost is $2.00 for adults and
$1:00 for students. The proceeds
from this great show will go to
your P.T.O.
Carnation Sale
The Port St. Joe Elementary
School Beta Club will be taking
orders for carnations for
Valentine's Day. The flowers are
$1.00 each and are not in vases.
Students can order carnations
before school or during break at


the Bulldog Store until Friday,
February 7. The carnations will
be delivered to the student's
classroom by Valentine's Day.
Progress Reports
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.
Teacher Inservice
Due to teacher inservice,
school will not be held on
February 27 and 28.
Ease The Morning Rush
*Pack school bags and put
them by the door.
*Have clothes ready.
*Pack tomorrow's lunch or,
put out lunch money.
*Set alarm clocks.
*Get the kids to bed at a rea-
sonable time.
End Grading Period
The nine week grading period
will end on Thursday, March 13.
Report cards will be sent home on
Monday, March 24. If you would
like to schedule a parent/teacher
conference, please call 227-1221.


Wewa Honors
Names Left Off
On last week's honor roll list-
ings received from Wewahitchka
Elementary School, Tyril Baxley
was inadvertently left off of those
named for earning honor roll
mention.
On Wewahitchka High
School's "All A's and B's" listing
for the second nine week grading
period of the school year, the fol-
lowing students were left off:
Ninth grade: Jessica Cole, Joe
Green, Patricia Lassiter, and
Angela Lucas.
S Tenth grade: 'Amanda
- Atchison, Miranda Harvey, Nicole
Lance, and Jessica Williams.
Eleventh grade: Bente
Anderson, Stephanie Fisher, G. T.
Morgan, Charles Wiley, and
Jeremy Helms.
Twelfth grade: Tim Meredith,
Donna Harrelson, Rachel Grahl,
Charlie Cole and Jeanne Askew.
S Wewahitchka Elementary and
High Schools and The Star regret
this omission.


From the Principal of

Wewahitchka


High School

by Larry A. Mathes


mom painted it!"
*After .church on Sunday,
Sandra Husband asked her little
five year old daughter, Jessica,
what the stain on her dress was.
Jessica replied, "blood". Little
children often hear and under-
stand much more than we give
them credit for. It was, of course.
the communion fruit of the vine.
Dates To Remember
*February 27-28-Inservice for
Teachers
*March 31-April 4-Easter Break
*April 7-I --C.T.B.S.
The Groundhog Saw Its
Shadow
With the craziness of the
weather lately, who can believe
that groundhog business? We all
hope It Is true though. We could
use an early spring.


OPEN HOUSE!
Progress reports will be hand-
ed out Thursday night at our
Open House from 6:30 to 7:30.
Parents are encouraged to come
and mingle with teachers and
pick up progress reports that will
show progress half-way through
the third term. The year is gallop-
ing byl
WHS's Science Fair again has
produced some excellent projects.
several of which will move to the
Regional Fair at Chipola ,Jr.
College. Jeremy Cain, Greg
Barnett, and Brad Shavers took
first, second and third in the
junior division; Charlie Cole, Jack
Husband, and Andrew Davis took
the senior division honors; and
Jeremy Cain, Charlie Cole, and
Jack Husband took overall hon-
ors. Thanks go to Don Rich, Dawn
Alcorn, and Grant Grantham for
another excellent Science Fair.
Now let's try for some regional
honors
Hey, do you want to contact
WHS? If you have a computer,
contact our Web site! WHS is now


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By: Jo Hernandez Highland View Elementary
Progress Reports Home. will be no school due to inservice
The third nine week progress days for teachers.
reports will go home on Friday, Teacher Of The Year ....
February 7th. Please LOOK for Congratulations to Barbara
these reports regarding your Eells, our 96-97 "Teacher of the
child's grades so far this year. Year". "Coach", as she is called by
Rock-Around-The-Clock us, has been teaching for 32
A Rock-A-Thon will be held years. For the past 16 years, she
from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. In the has been the Physical EducaUon/
school cafeteria. Look for stu- Guidance Counselor.
dents with pledge sheets asking to She is actively involved in the,
be sponsored. This fund-raiser is community especially with the
an effort to help them with the turtle nesting and the Big Bend
money necessary to go on the St Wildlife Sanctuary. Throughout
Augustine field trip in April. the year, she is called upon to res-
Picture Retakes And Class cue or nurse an animal back to
Pictures... health. Barbara shares the ani-
mals with Various organizations
Those students desiring a throughout NorthFloridaand has
retake individual picture may do recently done some work with pel-
so on Monday, February 10th. icans with a local Boy Scout
Also that day, the class pictures troop.
will be taken so dress your child prod to
accordingly. We are very proud to have
acplaced in consideration for Gulf
Important Dates To County "Teacher of the Year",
Remember .. Barbara Eells.
February 18th-School Ad- So Long Folks ...
visory meeting at 5:30 p.m. Well, that will do it for this
February 27th & 28th-There week in the View.


h The


Eleven students in grades five
through eight will be competing in
a school spelling bee today,
February 6, at 1:50. The winner of
this contest will compete in the
Gulf County Bee on February 18.
Students in the competition will
be:
Fifth graders-Rachel Bixler
(1st), Ashley Smith (2nd), and
Brett Tarpley (3rd);
Sixth graders-Katie Geo-
hagan (1st) and Brandon Lyles


Lion's Tale
News Column
Faith Christian School
(2nd);
Seventh graders-Renee
Vinson (1st), Garrett Dearinger
(2nd), and Brandi Jones (3rd);
and,
Eighth graders-Jessica
Tarpley (1st), Rebekah Peterson
(2nd), and Christa Dykes (3rd).
The chorus has begun work-
ing on a musical entitled, "God Is
In Control", by Dennis and Nan
Allen. This musical reminds us of
God's sovereignty, authority, pro-


"on line" with our own "page". See
our article elsewhere in The Star.
Both the girls and the boys
are preparing for the district tour-'
nament on February 10-14; to be
hosted by WHS: Two games every
night(one girl's and one boy's).,
Game times each night are 6 p.m.
and 8 p.m. Finals are on Friday
night.
Wewa's boys' chances were
dealt a blow when Luke Taunton,
Just rounding into shape from an
ankle injury, suffered a serious
knee injury as he pushed off to
shoot a lay-up. Apparently the
growth-plate separated from the
top of the lower leg bone. 'He has
already undergone surgery and-
has started rehab. Cecil Jackson,
Amp Hill. and Justin Jackson will:
have to carry the scoring load,
assisted by Tres Rhames, Chris
Edwards and others, Basically
this is how we started the first
half of the season.
The state mandated writing
Assessment test for grades four,
eight, and ten was this week.
WHS has shown consistent
progress on this test each year,
but the scoring often changes,
which makes It difficult to guar-
anitee continued progress. We'll
Keep ur fingers crossed!
Our school spelling bee is
February 6 (Thursday) at 8:15
a.m. in the Media Center. If your
seventh or eighth' grader is
involved: you are Invited to
attend. The district bee will be at
WHS on February 18th.
Baseball and softball are
working hard to get ready for sea-
son openers. Coach Kearce is
searching for pitchers to replace
graduated seniors. Coach Fortner
Is searching for players-it seems
each year one or two rwho you
count on decide not to play, and
that generally sends coaches
scramblingfor recruits.
Weightlifters are doing what
lifters do-they're lifting, trying to
prepare for upcoming meets.
Before I forget, admission to
the district basketball, tourna-
ment is $4.00. This is set by the
state, and'believe me when I say
that with e price of officials and
trophies being what they are,
nobody makes any money-we
just hope we can cover expenses
for the tournament! Of course,
we'd like to win it as well!

vision, power and grace In our
lives.
Candy sales begin Friday.
February 7. Students will be
knocking on doors selling
Hershey candy bars, M & M's, and
other candles for 50 cents each.
We -ave a-special visitor com-
ing February 16-18 who is con-
sidering coming to Faith Christian
School and Faith Bible Church as
pastor and principal. Rev. Bill
Taylor from Albany, New York,
will be preaching the morning and
evening services on Sunday,
February 16. If you would like to
meet him, please join us Sunday
or come by after school Monday or
Tuesday.
We have 1995-96 year books
that belong to students who are
not with us this year. If you were
a student at Faith Christian dur-
ing the 1995-96 year, you have
bought a year book. Please come
by to pick it up.


'96-'97


Shark Talk
By: Karen Clark


Congratulations to the varsi-
ty boy's basketball team for
being selected a unanimous #1
in the state and for winning
their 18th victory in a row last
weekend. This raises their-
record to 23 wins and only two
losses. Come out and support
your #1 Sharks.
Any senior Who
plans to apply for
the Leadership
Scholarship at Troy
State University
needs to let Mrs.
Witten in the guid-
ance office know as
soon as possible.
Students who
plan to attend the
University of
Florida next year
should come by the guidance
office for a Blue Key Scholarship
application.,The deadline to
submit the application is
February 17, so don't delay.
Any student interested in
taking the March 15th S.A.T. at


Port St. Joe

Middle


fSchool


News .


By Tanya Varnum
"STUDENTS OF THE WEEK"
This steek's "Students of the
Week" are Leslie Earley for the'
seventh grade and Jennifer Craig
for the eighth grade. Way to gol
SCIENCE FAIR
Seventh Grade Winners
Ist Place: "Pinhole Imaging"
by Lisa Curry and McClairi Howse
2nd Place: "Artesian Aquifers"
by Robert Dykes
3rd Place; "Optical Allusions"
by Josh Smith
Honorable Mentions
1st Place: "How Electrolysis
Works" by Guthrie Henderson
2nd Place: "Regular Ice vs.
Dry Ice" by Brooke Moore, Natalie
Burge, and Brittany Parker
3rd Place: "Here's Mud In
Your Water" by Laura Wendt and
Heidi Wells,
Eighth Grade Winners
1st Place: "Are Metals Good
Conductors of. Electricity?" by
Kyron Bailey
2nd Place: "Can a Lemon Be a
Conductor?" by Amber Davis and
Leslie White
3rd Place: "Bullet Ballistics"


Bay High needs to
Friday.


register by


A Financial Aid Workshop
will be held February 18th at
6:30 in the Media Center.
Parents earn five (5) Gulf County
Scholarship points for attending
this workshop.
Congratulations
to Bryan Simon for
receiving a scholar-
S ship to attend the
University of West
Alabama. We are
proud -of you,
Bryan! Also, con-
gratulations to
Karen Falbe and
Priscilla Medina for
being Port St. Joe
High School's nomi-
nees for the Sam Walton
Scholarship.
Attention 10th graders,
don't forget to get plenty of sleep
and eat a good breakfast on
February 5th for the Florida
Writes field test. Good luck!


by Jason Peak
Boys BASKETBALL
The Port St. Joe Middle
School Tiger Sharks' boys basket-
ball team finished their season
with a big win over Wakulla. The
Junior Sharks finished 9-3, win-
ning their last four games by an
average of 25 points.
Travis Woullard led the attack
against Wakulla netting 23
points. Isaiah Jenkins scored 10
and. Kyron Bailey 8, as the Sharks
outscored Wakulla 21-6 in the
third period.
Coach Maxwell attributed
much of the success of the season
to the involvement in the program
by assistant coach, Benny
Roberts. The coaching staff would
like to congratulate the team and
wish the eighth grade 'players
continued success at Por:Sf.S Joe-
High. --
Departing players are Travis
Woullard, Tremaine Lewis; Sen-
eca Chambers, Jacob Tankersley,
Josh Todd, Greg Garland, Alex
Hernandez, and Kyron Bailey.
'WAY TO GO SHARKS
GIRLS BASKETBALL
Congratulations to the girls
basketball team for defeating
Trinity on Thursday, January 30.
The score was 36-22. They also
defeated Wewa on M6nday,
February 3 with a score of 44-16.
Great going!
Port St. Joe Middle School's
Lady Sharks' last game will be
played against Mosley in the
"Dome" on Thursday, February 6
at 6:00. Please come out and sup-
port them. If they win this game,
they will be undefeated through-
out the whole season.
GO LADY SHARKS


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If you become ill, but not ill
enough to be hospitalized, there
is' a home health organization
here in Port St. Joe to care for
your needs. The only prerequisite
is that the care must be recom-
mended by a doctor and you

Wewa High
Joins Internet
Wewa High School now has a
Web Page on the Internet, which
can be accessed by anyone who
wishes to contact WHS by com-
puter via the Internet
The internet is a world wide
system of computers which are
connected so they can share
information. For example, a com-
puter in Wewahitchka can con-
nect to a computer at NASA and
get information about the shuttle
program.
In the WHS computer lab,
they can connect via telephone
lines to other computers which
are connected to the Internet. By
having Internet access they can
tap into the largest data base in
the world, connect to sights
throughout the world, and post
S "pages" so others can learn about
them.
Their page on the World Wide
Web (WWW) allows people from all
over the world to access informa-
tion about WHS, and by linking to
other pages, they can find infor-
mation on Wewahitchka, Gulf
County, and the state of Florida.
The Internet address for WHS web
page is:
http://members.aol.com/WEWAHS

AISE' Seeking
Host Families
The American Intercultural
Student Exchange, a non-profit'
educational foundation, is seek-
ing local host families for high
school foreign exchange students
for the 1997-98 school year.
Every year, AISE places thou-
sands of exchange students with
host families throughout the
United States. AISE exchange
students live-with American fami-'
lies and attend local high schools
during their ten month cultural
exchange. ,
American host families. pro-
vide these young ambassadors
with a room, meals, and a loving,
famlypii atmosphere in which to
live. AISE students are eager -to
learn about our government, his-
tory, customs and language, while
at the same time leaving a lasting
impression of their cultures in the
minds and hearts. 'of their
American host families and peers.
Call AISE at 1 800-742-5464
or visit the' AISE web site- at
http://www.slbling.org for more
information on hosting a foreign
exchange student in your home.

Small Business
Seminar Offered
"Steps To Starting A Small
Business"
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege's Small Business Develop-
ment Center and Bay County
Small Business Incubator will
offera'seminar entitled, "Steps to
Starting a Small Business", on
Thursday, February 13th from
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the. Gulf
Coast Community College
Lifelong Learning Center, Room
246, located at 5230. U. S.
Highway 98 In Panama City.
Are you compatible with
small business ownership? Is,
your Idea feasible? Topics also
if include a discussion on organiza-
tional requirements and licensing
for a small business in Florida,
personal financial assessment.
credit checks, defining who Is
your customer, location consider-
ations, and employee require-
ments.
The seminar is limited to the
first ten people paying a $15.00
registration fee. Fee must be paid
at the Bay County Small Business
Incubator at least one day prior to
the seminar. For more informa-
.tion call 271-1108 or (800) 542-
SBDC from outside'Bay County.

Thanks From Charlie
In last week's article submit-
ted for publication, three names
were left off of the list of people
who- had made donations' and
helped Charlie Cole make the trip
to London to perform.
He would also like to thank
Mr. and Mrs. George Cox, Mr. and
Mrs. Bill Sumner, and Charlotte
Brown. Without these generous
people, his trip may not have been
possible.


must be homebound by your ill-
ness.
This condition, and the reme-
dy, was described to the Rotary
Club members- at their regular
meeting Thursday by Dianna Av-
rigian, patient coordinator for
Marquis Home Health, which has

its area headquarters here in Port
St. Joe. She was accompanied by
Lisa Sanhu, assistant administra-
tor.


The speaker introduced her
remarks by stating that Marquis
is staffed and operated by resi-
dents of the city. 'You are fur-
nished with regular nurses' visits
made by someone you know," she
said.
The homebound care is
staffed by about 20 people here in
Port St. Joe. The local office is the
headquarters which serves the
entire area, with branch offices in


neighboring counties. They cur-
rently have an active patient ros-
ter of 62 people they are caring
Sfor, making regular visits, admin-
istering medication, changing
bandages, giving physical thera-
py, etc., on a programmed basis.
Ms. Avrigian said services
such as Marquis offer an alterna-
tive to long hospital stays. They
administer the routine care a pa-
tient would receive, in the hospi-


tal, in his own home at a fraction
of the cost.
The health service operates in
seven counties, offering over 100
disciplines. They are approved by
most major insurance firms, in-
cluding Medicare.
Ferrell Allen and Charles Ball
were sworn into the club as new
members. Bob Bolduc of White-
hall, Michigan, was a guest of the
club.


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I MINUTES of the... Gulf County Commissionl


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 26, 1996
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox, John
Stanley, Jr., Billy E. Traylor, and Warren J.
Yeager, Jr. Others present were: County
Attorney Tim McFarland, Clerk Benny C.
Lister, Deputy Clerk Towan. McLemore,
Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
Administrator/Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells, Cooperative Extension
Agent Roy Lee Carter, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson, Maintenance Superintendent Joe
Bearden, Mosquito Control Director Paul
Wood, Road Superintendent Bob Lester,
Solid Waste Director Joe Danford, Veterans'
Service Ofi'cer/S.H.I.P. 'Administrator Bo
Williams, Sheriff Frank McKeithen, and
Sheriffs Department Captain Joe Nugent.
The meeting came to order.at 6:13
p.m.,E.S.T.
Administrator Wells opened the meet-
ing with prayer, and Chairman Peters led
the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
CEREMONY- NEW COMMISSION-
ERS-Clerk Lister administered the Oath of
Office for the following' County
Commissioners beginning their new term:
John Stanley, Jr.
Tommy Knox
Warren J. Yeager, Jr.
The meeting then recessed for a recep-
tion at 6:18 p.m., E.S.T.
The meeting reconvened at 6:40 p.m.,
E.S.T.
RECEIVE BIDS FINANCING for
S.G.C.E.M.S. VEHICLES (#9697-05)-
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed
bids (#9697-05) for financing of (#1) a new
Type I Ambulance ($88,217.71) and (#2) for
the re-chassis of an old Ambulance
($50,736.00) for South Gulf County E.M.S.,
the following bids were received:
(Company/Bid #l/Bid #2)
Citizens Federal Savings Bank/6.3%/6.5%;
Polaris Contractors, Inc./10%/10%; Wewa-
hitchka State Bank/5.675%/5.675%; St.
Joe Papermakers F.C.U./No Bid/No Bid;
-First Union National Bank/5.21%/5.2.1%.
CONSENT AGENDA / SUPPLEMEN-
TAL CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion
by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the Consent
Agenda and Supplemental Consent Agenda,
as follows:
CONSENT AGENDA:
(1) Minutes November 12, 1996 Regular
Meeting '.
(2) S.H.I.P. Program Rehablitation Loan -
Charlie Dawson, Jr. ($5;000.00)
Sherry Lanier ($5,000.00)
Grant -
William & Betty Duke ($1,000.00)
.- Mixon & Frances Layton ($1,000.00)
Willie Lee Estridge (1,000.00)
John & Bobby Finch ($1,000.00)
Clara Williams ($1,000.00)
Annie M. King ($1,000.00)
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGENDA:
(1) Court, Order Attorney Tim
McFarland ($630.00 State vs. Neel Case
#96-856CF, #96-112CF,. #96-274MM to
be paid from Public Defender: Conflict
Cases)
(2) Invoice Life Management Center -
Baker ActServices (#969703 $4,212.74 *
September I1"968)- \ i
Preble-Rish, Inc. -Highland View
Water System (#60801 $19,291.00 to be
paid from HVWS C.D.B.G.)
Southeastern Mechanical Contract-
ing White City Park Dock (#1353
$21,842.00 to be paid from White City
Park: Parks & Recreation Improvements
Other Than Buildings)
(3) Policy Gulf County Court Reporter
Job Classification
(4) Planning & Development Review
Board Recommendations 11 /19/96
(5) Travel Board Environmental
Permitting Workshop (Orlando, Florida *
January 27-28, 1997)
1995 ROAD BOND PAVING PRO-
JECT W.C.F.D./H.V.F.D.-Upoh inquiry
by Jimmy Rogers about paving of the park-
ing lot at the White City Fire Department
being removed from the paving list,
'Commissioner Knox reported that he delet-
ed the 30 x 50 section on the left side of the
fire station, but the 20 x 50 section on the
right side (for handicapped access and
parking spaces) is still on the list for paving.
lHe further stated that he is planning to use
Sthe deleted section to pave a handicapped
access and parking spaces at the Highland
View Fire Department. Commissioner
Traylor moved to pave both sides at the
White City Fire Department (approximate
cost of $1,000.00) from Road Bond Funds
or his Special Project funds, and
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion
for discussion. .Ater father discussion, the
motion passed unanimously.
LITIGATION 1995 ROAD BOND
PAVING PROJECT-Attorney McFarland
reported that a lawsuit has been filed
against the County regarding paving of the
Jessie Eubanks Road, and there Is a Motion
for Injunction to Stop Paving. He stated that
it will be later in the year before the Judge
renders a decision. ,
SETTLEMENT'" SHERIFF LITIGA-
TION-Attorney McFarland reported that a
Notice of Settlement for the Harrison litiga-
tion must be published within 60 days.
AMBULANCE COMMITTEE -
WEWAHITCHKA AMBULANCE SER-
VICE-Chief Administrator Buder reported
that the Ambuilance committee has held
one meeting and they discussed hiring a
full-time E.M.T., but they will not make a
recommendation to the Board until the next
Board meeting.
BOAT RAMP HIGHLAND VIEW--
Chief Administiator Butler reported on his
meeting with Mr. Nedley, of St. Joe Land &
Development, and he also reported that
placement of the boat ramp on the
Department of Transportation's/property is
not feasible. Commissioner Knox stated
that he has been informed that there will
not be a boat ramp at the Port St. Joe
Marina or at Raffield's Fisheries. After fur-
ther discussion, Commissioner Yeager
requested that Chief Administrator Butler
contact Buddy Wood (Wood's Fisheries) to
inquire about the County leasing the boat
ramp on their property.
ANIMAL CONTROL DOi POUND/
MUNICIPALITIES/SHERIFF-Chief
Administrator Butler reported that he has
contacted the City of Port St. Joe, the City
of Wewahitchka, and the Sheriffs
Department, and they will hold a workshop .
to discuss a joint effort in constructing a
single animal control shelter for the entire
County.
"TUCKER TRACT" MANAGEMENT
PLAN CAPE SAN BLAST PIER-Chief


Administrator Butler reported that the
Department of Environmental Protection
approved the County's amendment to the
"Tucker Tract" Management Plan, therefore
the permits can now be obtained for con-
struction of the pier at Cape San Bias.
INVOICE ROAD DEPARTMENT
EQUIPMENT-Chief Administrator Butler
reported that the Road Department had to
have their Caterpillar bdildozer repaired by
Thompson Tractor Company, and the cost
exceeded $10,000.00. Upon discussion,
Commissioner Yeager moved to pay this
invoice ($31,014.20 -..$385,00 labor /
$10,629.20 parts) on an emergency basis,


with Thompson Tractor also being a sole
source provider for repair of Caterpillar
equipment. Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed unanimously.
FAC RURAL CAUCUS / SMALL
COUNTY COALITION-Chief Administra-
tor Butler presented the following recom-
mendations to the Board regarding propos-
als from the Florida Association of
Counties/Small County Coalition to pre-
sent to the State Legislation for 1997:
1) County Facilities: SUPPORT funding for
county courthouses and other facilities to
meet federal and state requirements.
2) Solid Waste Base Grant: SUPPORT elim-
inating or extending the sunset provision
for, the solid waste base grant or small
counties.
3) Septic Tank Inspections: DO NOT SUP-
PORT authorizing building inspectors to
perform septic tank inspections in small
counties.
4) County Roads: SUPPORT funding for
county roads that service primarily federal
and state facilities.
911 MAPS ENGINEERS-Chief
Administrator Butler reported that he and
911 Coordinator Nelson met with- Preble-
Rish, Inc., and&the maps showing the road
names in the County are completed. He also,
reported that the maps showing the house
numbers will be ready at a later date.
AWARD BID FINANCING S.G.C.
E.M.S. VEHICLES (#9697-05)-Upon
motion-by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board awarded Bid #9697-05 financing of (1) a new ambulance -
$88,217.71 and (2) re-chassis of an old
ambulance.--$50,736 00> to First Union
National Bank, at the rate of 5.21% for 5
years (with 1 annual payment).
CAPE SAN BLAS PIER PHASE I
(#9596-47)-Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Yeager, second by Commissioner
Traylor, and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to obtain the permits and proceed
with this project ($132,870.00, less con-
crete landings).
PORT ST. JOE PORT AUTHORI-
TY-Chief Administrator Butler reported on
the Port St. Joe Port Authority meeting
which he, Chairman Peters, ,and
Commissioner Knox attended, stating that
the Port Authority will be hiring marine
engineers for the seawall project.-
'HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AM-
NESTY DAY-Solid Waste Director
Danford reported that the State funds for
Amnesty Day (April 12, 1997) have been
reduced, and the paperwork for the project
is forthcoming.
SAND FENCING GULFCOUNTY
BEACHES-Solid Waste Director Danford
reported that he has obtained a blanket
permit for sand fencing for the beaches
(from the Bay County line to the Franklin
County line), but there Is no funding avail-
able for this project.
BERM DAMAGE STUMPHOLE
AREA/TROPICAL STORM JOSE-
PHINE-Emergency Management Coor-
dinator Nelson reported that he has sub-
mitted the DSR (Damage Survey Report)
and met with the State regarding the berm
damage on C30E caused by Tropical Storm
Josephine, and the County should get
funding to repair the berm.
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM-Upon motion
by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved a Subordination
Agreement between themselves, Jerry H. &
Tami R. Pullam: (S.H.I.P. Program), and
First Union National Bank.
HAZARD MITIGATION TROPICAL
STORM ALBERTO-Emergency Manage-
ment Director Wells reported that FEMA
denied the County's appeal regarding the
additional "finished floor" elevation require-
ments, therefore he is proceeding to obtain
them.
COUNTY RADIO TOWER SPACE-
The Board approved a request from Kelll
Paging to lease space on the County's radio
tower ($1.00 per foot, per month).
Administrator Wells reported that he may
need assistance from the Maintenance
Department In clearing a space in the radio
shack for the Kelli Paging equipment.
EMERGENCY FOOD & SHELTER
PROGRAM COMMITTEE-Chairman
Peters appointed Commissioner Stanley to
serve. as the Board's representative on the
Emergency Food & Shelter Program com-
mittee.
CONTRACT UNION-Administrator
Wells reported that the Union turned down
the contract and has requested a meeting
with the Board to discuss certain impasse
issues (Dental Insurance, Pay Raises,
Comp. Time, Sick Leave, and Weekly Pay).
The Board stated that these Issues have
already been discussed and agreed upon.
PROPERTY STUMPHOLE AREA -
PARKING-Commissioner Yeager request-
ed that Chief Administrator Butler check
into the possibility of obtaining a FRDAP
grant or applying through the CARL
Program to purchase the private lots locat-
ed next to the Stumphole Property for use
as a parking area, since there can be no
building construction on the lots.
ROAD DEPARTMENT MAINT.-
GULF PINES SUBD./INDIAN PASS
BOAT RAMP-Commissioner Yeager
requested that the Road Department repair
the shoulders of the road in Gulf Pines
SSubdivision. and remove the sand from the.
boat basin at Indian Pass.
BAKER ACT SERVICES-Upon dis-
cussion regarding the rising cost of Baker
Act Services, the Board agreed for Chief
Administrator Butler to arrange a meeting
with himself, Commissioner Yeager,
Attorney McFarland, and Ned Alles (Gulf
County Guidance Clinic) regarding this pro-.
gram. .i
BEACH DRIVING PERMITS-;
Commissioner Yeager requested that
Captain Nugent meet with Tax Collector
Taylor to discuss beach driving permits.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS TRACTOR
-MOSQUITO CONTROL DEPARTMENT-
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Yeager,
Solid Waste Director Danford reported that
the request for bids (#9697-08) for a tractor
for the Mosquito Control Department has,
been advertised.
1997 S.L.A. PROGRAM / EMER-
GENCY MANAGEMENT-Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Stanley, Emergency
Management Director Wells reported that
the State and 'Local Assistance (S.L.A.)
Program requires a 50/50 County match.
'1995 ROAD BOND PAVING PRO-.
JECT DISTRICT 1--Upon Inquiry by
Chairman Peters, Administrative Assistant
Wlbberg reported that she does not have
the latest figures on the district break-
downs, but according to the last.recap
District 1 was approximately $29,000.00
over the amount allocated for that district.
Commissioner Stanley requested that she
contact Joseph Hammett and provide him
with this. Information. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Stanley, Road Superinten-
dent Lester reported that the "ripple" on
Tennessee Road in Red Bull Island has


been repaired (across from Mrs. Hobbs) and
the Board reported that Panhandle Grading
& Paving will stripe all of the new roads
when the pavingis complete.
BEACON HILL PARK-Upon inquiry
by Commissioner Knox about clay for the
ball field at Beacon Hill Park, Road
Superintendent Lester reported that they
began hauling the clay today, and will work
on it tomorrow.
WHITE CITY PARK DOCK-Com-
missioner Knox discussed the need for
extra 2" x 12" boards on the White City Park
dock because there is a significant drop
between the landing and the dock during


low tide.
BEACHES WATER SYSTEM
UPGRADE-Commissioner Knox reported
that the Beaches Water System upgrade will
be turned on at 4:00 p.m. on December
11th, so that it can be tested during the
maximum-use hours.
WHITE CITY PARK/DOCK-Car-
men McLemore discussed taking the mea-
surements of the old dock at the White City
Park, and using those measurements to
repair the new one. Upon inquiry about the
boat slip project. Commissioner Knox
reported it is on hold due to lack of funding.
Mr. McLemore further discussed income the
County could receive by holding fishing
tournaments in White City.
J.E.P./GULF COAST WORKFORCE
DEVELOPMENT BOARD-JEP/Gulf
Coast Workforce Development Board
Chairman Ralph Rish invited the


Commissioners to attend the Gulf Coast
Workforce Development Board meetings,
stating they have discussed changing the
meeting dates so there will not be a conflict
with the County's meetings.
NEW COMMISSIONERS-Chairman
peters welcomed new Commissioners
Tommy Knox and John Stanley, Jr. to the
Board.
BOARD MEETING DECEMBER-
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the Board cancelled their regu-
lar meeting scheduled for December 24,
1996, as it falls on Christmas Eve.
There being no further business, and
upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
7:40 p.m., E.S.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISIER
CLERK


I Pubf~~ic oie


INVITATION TO BID
CITY OF WEWAHITCHEA
CDBO HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAM
The City of Wewahltchka as a part of Its
Community Development Block Grant Housing
Rehabilitation Program will accept bids on rehabil-
Itation.of the following housing units
1). 163 Hill Circle
2). 147 Hill Circle
3). 139 Hill Circle
4). 136 Williamsburg Road
5). 855 Highway 71, South
6). 126 Cypress Street
ALL BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND A
PRK-BID "WALK-THROUGH" ON MONDAY,
FEBRUARY 10, 1997, 9:00 a.m. CST, AT
WEWAHITCHKA CITY HALL.
Bids will be received until 10:00 a.m. CST on
Monday, February 17, 1997, at which time they
will be opened and read aloud. All plans and spec-
ifications relating to the housing rehabilitation pro-
jects will be presented to the contractors at the pre-
bid conference. All bids must be submitted'on the
Bid Proposal Form presented at the pre-bid confer-
ence. Bids received after the deadline will not be
accepted.
All Bidders who have not pre-qualifled with the
City ofWewahltchka CDB'G Housing Rehabilitation
Program must submit the qualification .requlre-
ments with'their bid to be considered eligible. For
further Information on the contractor qualification
requirements contact David L. Hines at (904) 627-
2363.
The City of Wewahltchka reserves the right to reject
any or all bids.
THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA IS AN EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY/FAIR HOUSING COMMUNITY
2tc, January 30 and February 6, 1997.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SALED BIDS
BID NO. 9697-12
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive sealed bids from any person, company,
or corporation interested in contracting with the
County to provide for semi-annual tire disposal at
Five Points Landfill.
Consideration will be given to all types of disposal
options. Approximately 100 tons per year are avail-
able for disposal, and the bid price should reflect
amount per ton, fob Five Points Landfill
A three year agreement Is desired.
Questions regarding this bid can be directed to the
Gulf County Solid Waste Department, 1001 10th
Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Phone (904) 227-
3696, Fax (904) 227-1185.
Delivery date must be specified, liquidated dam-
ages for failure to deliver the unit on the specified
date will be $25.00 per day.
Please indicate on the. envelope that this is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and what the bid
is for.
Bids will-be received until 5:00 o'clock. P.M.,
Eastern Time. on February I 1997. at the Office
of the Clerk of the ClrcultCourt. Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street, Room 148. Port SL
Joe,,Florida, 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: Nathan Peters. Jr.
CHAIRMAN
2ce, January 30 and February 6. 1997.

THE WEWAHITCHKA BOARD OF CITY COM-
MISSIONERS WILL HOLD A.PUBLIC HEARING
AT CITY HALL 6:0 PM FEBRUARY 10. 1997
ON VACATING A PORTION OF CHRISTOPHER
ROBIN DR. RIGHT OF WAY.
The City Commission will receive Public input on
the Intent to vacate the South portion of
Christopher Robin Dr. from the South Right of Way
of the south end of Thomas Cr. extended to the east
Right of Way of Christopher Robin Dr.
Ire, February 6. 1997.
THE WEWABITCHKA BOARD OF CITY COM-
MISSIONERS WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING
AT CITY HALL 6:80 PM FEBRUARY 10. 1997
ON VACATING A PORTION OF DORSEY DR.
RIGHT OF WAY AND AN ALLEY OFF OF
DORSEY DR.
The City Commission will receive Public input on
the Intent to vacate the West portion of Dorsey Dr.,
right of way from the North Righl of Way of an alley
located on the Bums property(par 15701 and
the alley located on the Bums property Iparcel
number 1570).
Ite, February 6, 1997.

SECOND PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The City of Mexico Beach is applying to the Florida
Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for a
Small Cities Community Development Block Grant
(CDBG) under the Neighborhood Revitalization cat-
egory In the amount of $500,000.00. For each
activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds
must benefit low and moderate income persons.
The activities, dollar amount and estimated per-
centage benefit to low and moderate income per-
sons for which the City Is applying are:
The City of Mexico Beach proposes to request grant
funds to improve storm drainage in the area
between Maryland Boulevard and. Georgia Avenue
within the City limits of Mexico Beach. Total pro-
ject cost ls $o50,000.00. which is being requested
through the CDBG Neighborhood Revitalization
Grant Category.
CDBG Construction and Engineering Costs:
$460,000.00 70% low and moderate income
Project Administrationr
$40,000.00 70% low and moderate income
The City of Mexico Beach plans to minimize dis-
placement of persons as a result of planned CDBG
activities In the following manner: No displacement
is anticipated because all.construction will occur
within established rights-of-way or vacant land. If
any persons are displaced as a result of the
planned activities, the City will assist such persons
to obtain suitable replacement housing.
The public hearing to receive citizen views con-
cerning the proposed project will be held at the
Mexicq Beach City Hall, on Tuesday, February 11,
1'997 at 6:30 p.m. The application will be submit-
ted to the state on February 27, 1997. A final copy
of the application will be made available at City
Hall on Monday through Friday between the hours
of 9 am. and 4 p.m. within five days after February
27. 1997. To obtain additional information con-
cerning the application and the public hearing,
contact Mr. John Mclnnis, City Administrator at
(904) 648-5700. The Public hearing is being con-
ducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any
handicapped person requiring an interpreter for
the hearing Impaired or visually impaired should
contact Mr. Mclnnis by February 6, 1997, and an
Interpreter will be provided. Any non-English
speaking person wishing to attend the public hear-
ing should contact Mr. Mclnnis by February 6,
1997. and a language Interpreter will be provided.
To access a Telecommunications Device for Deaf
Persons ITDD) please call 1-800-955-8770.
Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of
1989, the following disclosures will be submitted to
DCA with the application. The disclosures will be
made available by the City of Mexico Beach and
DCA for public inspection upon request. These dis-
closures will be made available on or after the date
of submission of the application and shall contin-
ue to be available for a minimum period of five
years.
1. Other Government (federal, state, and local)
assistance to the project In the form of a
gift. grant, loan, guarantee, Insurance pay-
ment, rebate, subsidy, credit, tax benefit, or
any other form of direct or Indirect benefit
by source and amount;
2. The Identities and pecuniary interests of all
developers, contractors or consultants
involved in the application for assistance or
in the planning or development of the pro-
ject or activity.
3. The Identities and pecuniary Interests of


any owner persons with a pecuniary Interest
In the project that can reasonably be
expected to exceed $50,000 or 10% of the
grant request (whichever Is lower);
4. For those developers, contractors, consul-
tants, property owners, or others listed In
two (2) or three (3) above which are corpo-
rations, or other entities, the identification
or pecuniary interests by corporations or
entity of each officer, director, principal
stockholders, or other official of the entity.
5. The expected sources of all funds to be pro-
vided to the project by each of the providers
of those funds and the amount provided;
and
6. The expected uses of all funds by activity
and amount
Itc, February 6, 1997.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: The Marriage of
BOBBY LEE ADAMS,
Petlttoner/Husband,
and CASE NO.: 97-35CA
JULIE ANN WOLF ADAMS,
Respondent/Wife.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Julle Ann Wolf Adams
Roy, Utah 84067
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED .-at a petiton
for dissolution of marriage has been filed against
you, and that you are required to serve a copy of
your response or pleading to the petition upon
Petitioner's attorney, Timothy J. McFarland, P. O.
Box 202, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456., and file the
original response or pleading In the office of Clerk
of the Circuit Court. 1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, on or before the 15th'day of April,
1997. If you fall to do so, a default judgment will be
taken against you for the relief demanded in the
Petition.
DATED AT PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA, this January 30, 1997.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ M. Vaughan
Deputy Clerk
4tc, February 6, 13, 20, and 27, 1997.
S WEWAHITCHKA STATE BANK
529 BTH STREET
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456
SWEWAHITCHKA STATE BANK WILL BE ACCEPT-
ING SEALED BIDS ON A 1993 DODGE DAKOTA.
BIDS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH FEBRUARY
19. 1997.
WEWAHITCHKA STATE BANK RESERVES THE
RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS.
2wc. February 6 and 13. 1997.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
19697-13
* The Board of Counry Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, will receive sealed bids from any
qualified person. company, or corporation interest-
ed in constructing the following project:
INDIAN PASS BOAT RAMP
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
(REPLACEMENT OF EXISTING)
Planand specifications can be obtained at Preble-
Rish, Inc., 402 Reid Avenue, port St. Joe, Florida
32456. (904) 227-7200. The bid must conform to
Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on publicenti-
ty crimes.
Completion date for this project will be 30 days
from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to
the successful bidder.
LIquldated damages for failure to complete the pro-
ject on the specified dale will be set at S100.00 per
day.
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed
bid, the bid number, and what the bid is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time,
on February 25, 1997, at the Gulf County Clerk's
Office, 1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida,
32456, arid will be opened and read aloud on
February 25, 1997, at 6:05 p.m. Eastern Time. The
Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
Cost foi Plans and Specifications will be $25.00 per
set and Is non-refundable. Checks should be made
payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
BY: NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
2tc, February 6 and 13, 1997.
Public Notice
State of Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
You are hereby notified that the Department of
Environmental Protection has issued a permit
under File Number GU-228 to Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners for the construction of a
covered observation platform and minor structures
pursuant to Section 161.053, Florida Statutes. The
permit and construction plans may be reviewed at
the office of the Bureau of Beaches and Coastal
Systems, 5050 West Tennessee Street, Building B,
Tallahassee, Florida. Copies of the permit may be
obtained by contacting the Bureau of Beaches and
Coastal Systems at (904) 487-4475, or by writing to
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mall Station 310,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399.
A party to this proceeding has the right to request
review of this order by the Governor and. Cabinet,
sitting as the Land and Water Adjudicatory
SCommission, in accordance with Chapter 42-2,
Florida Administrative Code, and specifically Rule
42-2.0131. Florida Administrative Code. To initiate
such a review, your request must be filed within
twenty (20) days of the date of this order with the
Secretary of the Commission at Florida Land and
Water Adjudicatory Commission. The Capitol,
Room 2105, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0001. A
copy of the request must also be served on both the
Department of Environmental Protection, Agency
Clerk, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Mall Station 35,,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399, and on any person
named in this order, within 20 days from the date
of this order If the request for review is to be effec-
tive.
Additionally, any person substantially affected by
this determination has the right to request an
administrative hearing to be conducted In accor-
dance with the provisions of Section 120.57,
Florida Statutes. Should you desire an administra-
tive hearing, your request must comply with the
provisions of Rule 62-103.115, Florida
Administrative Code, and by Rule 60Q-2.004,
Florida Administrative Code. Requests for such
hearings must be sent to the Department of
Environmental Protection, Office of General
Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail
Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, and
Must be received by the Department within four-
teen (14) days after your receipt of this notice.
Failure to respond within this allotted time frame
shall be deemed a waiver of all rights to an admin-
istrative hearing.
In the event that a legally-sufficient petition for
hearing is not timely received, you have the right to
seek Judicial review of this order, pursuant to
Section 120.68, Florida Statutes, and Rule
9.030(b)(l)(c) and 9.110, Florida Rules of Appellate
Procedure. To initiate an appeal, a Notice of Appeal.
must be filed with the Department of
Environmental Protection, Office of General
Counsel, and wit the appropriate District Court of
Appeal within thirty (30) days of the date this order
is led with the Agency Clerk. The Notice filed with
the District Court must be accompanied by the fil-
ing fee specified In Subsection. 35.22(3), Florida'
Statutes.
tc, February 6, 1997.

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SThe City of MexicoBeaci n an efort, to iter
Fair Housing, is hosting a fair housing information
workshop for area real estate and banking profession-
als. The workshop will be held at the Mexico Beach
City Hall located at 118 14th Street at 6:15 p.m. on
Tuesday, February 11, 1997. All real estate and bank-
ing professionals are welcome to attend. If you have
any questions, please call Mr. John McInnis, City
Administrator, at (904) 648-5700.
Itc 2/6/97 /






NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING


The Gulf County Board of County

Commissioners will hold a public hearing

at 5:45 p.m., E.S.T. on February 11, 1997

inthe County Commissioners' meeting

room at the Gulf County Courthouse in

Port St. Joe. The purpose of this public

hearing is to obtain the views of the citi-

zens concerning unmet disaster recovery

needs in the community, which are eligi-

ble through a Community Development

Block Grant. The public is encouraged to

attend. NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ltc, February6, 1997.








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Helping


Those In


Need

Oliver F. Taylor In Titus 3:14 we find,
Visitation Minister, First "And let our people learn
United Methodist Church to apply themselves to
good deeds, so as to help cases of urgent need,
and not to be unfruitful." Paul instructs the
early Christians to help those in need.
Churches in our area do help needy people.
Sometimes they are transient and others are
local folks.
Some people do not ever help others, or limit
their help' to their friends. No one can solve all of
the world's needs, but all of us can do some-
thing.
In Paul's letter: he says to help those in
urgent need. This means we have to. set priori-
ties as to need and not just foolishly give every-
thing you have away. However, we should never
be unfruitful in doing works of charity.
: /


Oak Grove Assembly Will Host Prison Ministry Team

Oak Grove\ Assembly of' God
will be hosting the team from
Liberty Prison Ministry on
Sunday, February 9. The morning
service begins at 10:45' a.m. with
singing, witnessing, and preach-
ing. The night service begins at 6
p.m. and will include Liberty a .
Prison Spanish Ministry and the
local Jail ministry which are out-
reach ministries of Oak Grove
Assembly of God.'
Statistics have proven that
75% of all released inmates
return to prison within' four years; -
however, those who have commit- .
ted their lives to Christ while in
prison less than 10% ever return.


Liberty Prison Ministry was
established June. 1, 1991.
Hundreds of lives have been
changed throughout facilities in
Florida and Georgia. Thousands
of seeds have been planted. The
ministry is expanding to Alabama
in 1997 with over 45 scheduled
prison services already on their
calendar.
Everyone is invited to attend
the services and hear the word
S that can set all who are held cap-
tive free.


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SLiberty Prison Ministry


Burnout Program at
Thompson Temple
There will be a program, at
Thompson Temple First Born
Church of the Living God, held to
benefit Sarabia Tiller whose home
was recently destroyed by fire.
The program will be held
Saturday, February 8th at 7:30
p.m. To make a donation, please
contact Bro. Nathan Peters. Jr.
Everyone Is cordially invited
to attend at the church, which is
located at 224 Avenue E.


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
SA LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD

MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM EST
EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM EST
Sunday School. .. 9:45 am. Discipleship Training 5.00 pm Sunday Evening
Wed. Night at 7:00 pm. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
"O taste andsee that the Lord isgood- blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept rhis in riation to join us. in worship. God bless you!
PastorbDavid NiChols 'Church 647-5026 Hotie 769-8725 ;



"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST.JOE
S-Worship Service 8:30 am
Sunday School 9:45 am
Worship Service 11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
S Evening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...6:30 pm
Gary Smith Buddy Caswell
SPastor Minister of Music & Youth >



THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
++7:30 and 111:00 a.m., (ED
+ ++ Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00ia.m. (CT)

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor







NEW YEAR'S'

RESO LUT IONS.









They are easier ma4e than kept. That's because we often
base them on odr own ideas an8 try to keep them'in our own
strength. Solomon said, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways.
acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight."*
We welcome you to join us this year to discover how to trust.
in God and to understand and follow His way to the full and
wonderful life He created for you.


long Avenue
BAPTIST CHURCH /
Curtis D. Clark, pastor /.., '\
Worship on Sundays at 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Bible Study on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. & 5:45 p.m., Wd. at 7 p.m.
Proverbs 3:6


GCSC's Host Of


Valentine Pageant


The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association is pleased to
be the sponsor for the 1997
Valentine Pageant The pageant
will be held on Saturday,
February 8th at 7:00 p.m., C.S.T.,
In the Wewahitchka Elementary
School auditorium.
SAll participants from pre-
school to the sixth grade will
receive a trophy. Kim Nobles and
Cindy Belin will be co-directors
this year; The price of admission
will be $3.00 for adults and $1.001
for children 12 and under. All pro-
ceeds will be used for the senior
citizens' local cash requirements
to fund the program.


Their appreciation is extend-
ed to the principal and staff at
Wewahitchka Elementary School
and Sue Abrue who always does
such a great job decorating the
stage.

Who To Call ..
Florida law requires insur-
ance companies to provide dis-
counts, credits or other reduc-
tions for residential property
insurance if a homeowner has
storm shutters installed. Call the
Department of Insurance Con-
sumei Assistance Helpline at 1-
800-342-2762 for information.


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


Dear Counselor:
Tenyears ago, before I came here,
my husband was tragically killed. I
think I have dealt with the anger and
hurt regarding this tragedy as best I
can. My problem Is my former mother-
in-law.
About five years ago she began to
pressure me to date again, but I want-
ed no part of it. This pressure has
riereased to the point that I want to
avoid her. and I really have a hard
time understanding her motivations. '
On one hand. I understand her
point. I am stillyoung. in my early for-
ties, and considered attractive. I am a
respected professional with lots of
friends and Interests. However. I still
love her son. and quite frankly, no one
else could really compare.
My mother-in-law keeps telling
me that my daughter needs a father,
and I need a husband. I have gone out
on a few dates just to placate her, but
frankly.' I was bored. What my hus-
band and I had was a once in a life-
time kind of thing. I doubt that it can
be repeated, nor do I want it to be. It
seems that would tarnish his memory.
What do I do? I love my mother-
in-law, and respect her. but she's
making me very uncomfortable. Short
of avoiding her. how can I deal with
this?
Signed,
Confused
Dear Confused:
SIn my view, there is a greater
problem at work here than simply a
communication problem with your
mother-in law. There is also the prob-
lem of unresolved grief.
People grieve in many ways when
they lose someone they love, especial-
ly if that death was sudden, or per-
ceived as unjust or untimely. Some'
people are very vocal, crying, and real-
ly venting. These are actually the peo-
ple who I give the best prognosis. They
are the ones who seek help from loved
ones, pastors and counselors to get
through the difficulties of mourning.
There are also those, who for
whatever reason,' choose not to.
express their feelings. This might be a
natural reticence or perhaps some-
thing deeper, such as being in denial
of the death.
The event you described is quite
tragic, and the fact that you have been
able to raise a child, continue In a pro-
fessional career, and maintain friend-
ships and family ties speaks quite well


of you.
What concerns me is that, now,
ten years later, you seem to want to
"immortalize" your husband, so to
speak, and not build intimate relation-
ships with others. I would not begin to
suggest that you date simply for the
sake of dating, but I would suggest
that you examine your reasoning for
avoiding i
There is a lot of pressure on sin-
gle people to "pair up", so to speak,
and this may be something your for-
mer mother in-law means in a very
positive and complimentary way. She
loves you. and she certainly loved her
son, and wishes to see you happy,
again.
You speak of finding someone to
replace your spouse. It is my belief
that if you seek that you will almost
certainly be disappointed. We are all
unique, and quite irreplaceable. But
you can find good and loving relation-
ships with others who have similar
qualities you admired in your spouse.
Finally, I would ask the obvious
question-have you been in counsel-
ing? You do not say what your profes-
sion is, but it is often true that people
in responsible positions resist seeking
help.'They feel that they should some-
how be able to help themselves. This
unfortunately just piolongs their mis-
ery.
y. would encourage you to contact
our clinic and set up an appointment
with a counselor. If you feel uncom-
fortable with that or live elsewhere,
perhaps there is a local community
mental health center near you. In
either case, I encourage you to talk to
someone about your grief and your
feelings. It sounds as if you are stalled
in a part of your life and need to get.
.moving forward again. A skilled coun-
selor can help you do that. Please call.
us, if we can be of further assistance.
Laura Rogers, M.S., Counselor
Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor,' 311 Williams
Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
'Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to
227-1145.


\\ / The friendly place to worship!
First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Adult Prayer & Bible Study,. TeamKids (grades 1-6) at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
NURSERY PROVIDED FOR ALL SERVICES
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776


Firs United Methwodist Chtirc
111 North 22nd Street
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
SMorning Church.. .........9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ..................10:15,a.m. CT


CHRISTIANITY ON THE MOVE
11 I -, 1 1 t A


Dr. Louie Andrews, Pastor
Office Phone: 648-8820


Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Hours: Monday-Friday. 9 am 12 noon CT


Shrove Tuesday

Pancake Supper
St; James Episcopal Church
will be having their annual
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper,
February 11th from 5:00p.m. un-
til 7:00p.m. You may eat in or
take-out. Tickets are being sold
by St. James young people at the
door and on the streets. Prices ;
are $3.50 adults and $2.00 chil-
dren. Please join us for an eve-
ning of fun.


L I A FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
-- ,_L _CHURCH

"6 i 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756

'.. S' SUNDAY WORSHIP .................. 10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL ...............................11 a.m.
*SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
INursery Available



,.Come Find Out What All the Excitement isat 2247Hwy. 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 ...........7 p.m.



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THE UNITED METHODIST CHUCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School ........ 9:45 a.mn. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship .... 1:00 a.m. Fellowship ..............6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..........7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Zedoc Baxter :Wednesday ............7:30 p.m:
PASTOR Choir Director, Robert E. Downs, Jr.





CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS
Bible Study' : Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
SI ,.Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue



iS a Lrch ... "






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

Come visit We'd love to have you!
Dr. Bill Cook Interim Pastor
Phone (904) 227-1180
Presently meeting in the First Union Bank Building
Monument Avenue, Port St. Joe
Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. arfd 5:00 p.m.
Call for times and details of others of other opportunities
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PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 1997


:RATES:
SUne ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
5 for each additional word
$2.00 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
NOTE: NEW DEADLINE:
TUESDAY AT 11 A.M. --
2 2- .. :-.


AUCTION FRIDAY, 7 p.m. Old
Port Theatre, Port St Joe.
Consignments welcome 10% Buy-
es Premium, Wade Clark Auctions
& Antique Mall
904-229-9282. AB1239, AU 1737
t. .fcl/9





'96 Ford Taurus. 6Y, excellent conrdi-
tion, 29,000 miles. $15,000. 229-
6426. 2tc 1/30
1994 Dodge Ram, 150 cargo van, low
mileage. S11.500. 648-4648.
2te 1/30
'89 GMC model 6000 dump truck.
Over 100,000 miles, excellent cond.
$15,000. 229-6426. 2tc 1/30
1996 Honda Accord. X, white, 4 dr.,
4 cyl., 30,000 miles, very clean,
$15,500. Call 229-6424 after 5 p.m.
tfc 1/23
'77 Ford truck, long wheel base, 2
wheel drive, 351, $800 obo; 827-
2838. tfc 1/23
'95 Geo Tracker, automatic, air cond.,
26,000 miles, $13,900. Call 647-
3838. tfc 12/19





1985. Collinscraft boat, 16', 30 hp
Evinrude, trolling motor, galvanized
trailer with float on. 639-5789.
2tc 2/6


Bised v sforS. Cal


Established video store. Call 648-
8636 or 648-8555. 3tp 2/6



SmnJ~~


Large one bedroom 8th St. furnished
apartment. includes utilities. $70
week. Call evenings. 227-2039 or
648-4338. ltp 2/6
One bdrm. trailer. Ig. living room and
kitchen, washer and dryer, sofa bed &
day bed on nice comer lot. newly re-
modeled. 648-5033. 2tc 2/6
Commercial size workshop, 2 blocks
from Hwy. 98 in Highland View. For
more information call 227-2049,
tfe 2/6
Apartment for rent. I bedroom fur-
nished. all utilities furnished. Includ-
ing cable. 229-9000 or 229-2727.
tfc 2/6
2 bedroom. I bath unfurnished trail-
er, located 2 blocks from beach on St.
Joe Beach. No pets. 647-5361.
tfc 1/23
St Joe Beach. 3 bdrm. 2 ba.. 2/3 car
garage. 3 story home. 2 deck lvew.
Long term. $625 month. Available
February 1, 1997. (904) 862-7580.
2tp 1/23
Clean and efficient 2 bedroom apart-
ment, 385 month plus. deposit. Call
229-6527. fc 2/6
Retail offce space for rent. all utilities
furnished. Call 229-9000 or 229-
2727.. tfe 2/6
SGulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. I block from St. Joe Beach. Sor-
ry, no children. 647-5106. tfc 2/6
Commercial warehouse & office space
In Mexico Beach. 648-5474. tfc 1/9
2 bedroom furnished and unfur-
nished available immediately.' Long
term rental. Parker Realty, Mexico
Beach: 648-5777. tfc 2/6
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. t f 2/6
One and two bedroom apartments, 2
blocks from beach. Call 1-912-246-
1250, ask for Marvin after 8:30 p.m.
tfc 1/2
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Afforda-
ble housing for the elderly and the
handicapped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., stove & refrig., fur-
nished, fully carpeted, 1 bdrm,, apts.
on site
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
tfc 2/6


UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.,
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
SNew extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
tfc 1/2
No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St Joe Furni-
ture, 227-1251. ,tfc 2/6


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

Storage

Units

229-6200


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



A S A a


I


Huge Yard Sale: Saturday, children's
clothes, birth to size 6, toys, play pen,
changing table, stroller, etc. House-
hold items, knick knacks, lots more.
414 Arizona Dr., Mexico Beach.


Warehouse Sale: Saturday. Feb. 8,
7:00 a.m. until. Highway 71 'in Port
St. Joe. Itp,


* Yard Sale: Saturday. Feb. 8. 8:00
a.m. 620 Duval St.. Oak Grove. Yel-
low house. ltp
* Yard Sale: 2003 Cypress Ave., Satur-
day, Feb. 8, 8 a.m. noon. Rain can-
cels.
Yard Sale: 347 Santa Anna, St. Joe
Beach, Saturday only, 8 to.4.
Yard Sale: 2911 Garrison Ave., Ward
Ridge, Feb. 8, 7 till 1. Coffee table,
$30; 36" gas range $60' Christmas
decorations, glasware and much
more. Rain or shine, no early sales.




Job Notice: The City of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for the follow-
ing position:
Lb Technician, $7.19/hour.
Application and job description may
be picked up and returned to the Mu-
nicipal Building, 305 Fifth St., Port
St-Joe, FL 32456. Application dead-
line is Feb. 21, 1997.
The City of Port St. Joe enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an
Equal Opportuntyr/Affirmative Action
Employer. 2tc 2/6
Bookkeeper AP/AR. general ledger,
bank rec's. computer literate, compu-
terized office. Full time position. Ben-
efits, no weekends. Send resume with
references and salary requirements to
( Resumes, P. O Box 602, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456. :., ,. Itc 2/6'
Computer System Administrator.
Healthcare billing company requires a
versatile individual to provide staff as-
sistance, act as vendor liaison ,and
perform minor system maintenance.
You will be based at our headquarters
in Port St. Joe and will support opera-
tions positions at sites throughout the
SE. Some overnight travel will be re-,
quired. A minimum of two years expe-
rience in a staff support role or work-
ing for a computer maintenance
organization is required. Novell, AIX/
UNIX and medical practice manage-
ment software support experience is a
strong plus. Send resume with salary
history to:
Director of Billing Systems, Cox Asso-
ciates Healthcare Billing Systems, P.
O. Box 307,. Port St. Joe, FL 32456,
fax 904-229-8873. tc 2/6
RESERVATIONIST: Typing and com-
puter skills required. Send resume to
Tom Todd Realty, 2720 CR 30, Port
St. Joe, FL 32456. Itc 2/6


650 Madison St. $39,900




." HANNON

2 bedrooms I bath. Land 610 131 2 REALTY INC.
SPECIAL FE.ATiRES- Comfortable I store' fram rr-burn, p. PORT ST.JOE
with wood floors, new central heat and air 2 screened porches
ceiling fan; throughout, new 12x20 storage bulding % elec 227-1450
power Price include, range, refrg,. ceilirg lan-, bblnd; & n e.
storage bldg


Real Estate Sales! Train now and be
ready for spring Positions available
for full time, experienced agents for
St. George Island, mainland, Franklin
County and Cape San Bias locations.
Call Rose Drye (904) 927-3161, ext.
126, Prudential Resort Realty of St.
George Island. 4tc 2/6
The House Doctors Home Improve-
ment Co. needs subcontractors, elec-
trical, plumbing, ac & heating, car-
penters, laborers. 1-904-647-3300. ,
tfc 1/30

Registered Nurse. Gulf County Guid-
ance Clinic, Inc. has an immediate
opening for a part-time registered
nurse. Duties include: nursing as-
sessments, interviewing, case man-
agement, providing injections, and as-
sisting the psychiatrist with
medication management. Min. req.:
R.N. degree with an active license and
completion of all HRS screening. Ap-
ply to: Edwin R. Ales, Exec. Director,
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc.,
311 Williams Ave., Port St. Joe, FL
32456. EOE. 2tc 1/30
LOOKING for mature individual to as-
,sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
Ica Financial Services. Take charge
and manage a portion of our multi-
faceted business. We offer high com-
mission income potential, flexible
hours, many other pluses. Could start
part time. For interview, call. today.
648-8565. tfc 1/2


Now accepting applications for house-
keepers. Must have your own trans-
portation. Apply in person at the El
Governor Motel. 2tc 1/30

Want a degree?
Want a career?
Join the Florida
Air National Guard.
No experience
necessary!
*Prior or non-prior
service accepted
*50% state tuition
assistance
*Cash for college
Earn while you learn
*Travel & MORE!
Immediate Openings
Computer Maintenance
Radar Tracking
High tech career fields
CALL YOUR
Florida
S Air
National
Guard
1Recruiter
1 -800-713-843'0


COOK-KIDS Instructional Day Ser-
vice (K.I.D.S.) has an immediate pen-
ing for a cook. Duties include: food
preparation, meal planning, purchas-
ing, and record keeping. Min. req.:
H.S. diploma, or equiv. and comple-
tion of HRS screening. Applicants
with experience given preference.
Hourly salary. Apply to: K.I.D.S., 309
Williams Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
EOE. 2tc 1/30





20' extension ladder, $75; 5' wooden
step ladder, $35. 227-2049; Itp 2/6
Exercise equipment new Welder 8220
fitness system, multi-station for legs,
arms, chest, etc. Total body workout,
$300 negotiable. 227-7125, leave
message. Conqueror MT 400 tread-
mill, manual w/ski handle motion,
new $50. 2tc 2/6


Mary Kay

45% off Sale

229-8675


Power rider, with video & guide (as
seen on TV), seldom used, $100. 227-
2012. ltp 2/6
Brown plaid recliner $50; recliner side
table $15; student desk (oak) $35;
19" color TV with remote $75. 647-
8357. l Itp 2/6
One full size mattress set; 1 washing
machine $75; 1 Marlin 30/30, $275;
1 Ithaca 45 with case/shells & clips,
$275. 1 Trus 38 special, $175. Call
229-9429. ltp 2/6
BAHAMA CRUISEI 5 days/4 nights
Underbooked! Must sell! $299/
couple. Limited tickets. (800) 935-
9999, ext. 2269. 4tp 2/6
Refrigerator side by side, green, good
cond., $150. 639-2599. 2tc 1/30
Wedding dress, size 6, with 40' veil.
$275 obo. 647-8002. 2te 1/30
Beautiful wedding gown & veil lots of
lace & pearls, size 7 1/2. Long train &
veil, $150. 648-5994, Mexipo Beach.
Itc 2/6
LOOK .. .carpentry, window re-
placements; screen/glass rooms -
siding, you name itl Expert work
and nothing less at rock bottom pric-
es. Be glad to show you what I've
done! 647-3300. THE HOUSE DOC-
TORS. tfc 1/2


I


THE BEACHES HOUSE/PET SIT-
TERS. Collect mail / check lights /
locks / etc. Feed & exercise your pets.
As low as $6.00 a day. Mow grass /
pool care/etc. Willing for extra $$. Re-
liable-couple. Contact Ron & Maxine
Leopold at 648-4204 anytime/leave
message. tfc 1/2


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



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




NEED A SIGN?
BOYER SIGNS

639-2874




STUTZMAN ROOFING
RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-ply & Repairs,
"Where quality is higher than price"
229-8631
tfs 5/2

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

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


SMALL ENGINE

REPAIR

Barfield's 229-2727


Introducing
Total Pool Maintenance
& Lawn Care Packages
Interior/Ext. Painting
As always call us for your
FREE Estimate.
C & 1B
pressure
CleaIin '
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
INSURANCE FREE ESTIMATES
COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL
BILL WHITE
CHRIS MORRISON
647-3215
348 Santa Anna St.
St. Joe Beach 32456
tfc 7/18


COINS BY THE BAYI
I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803.
tfc 12/5



Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
Mobile 899-0219 or 899-0218
I1- I ,

MOWING RAKING WEEDING
EDGING TRIMMING
LANDSCAPING LICENSED
C.J.'s Law,,

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










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


5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASKABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112


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

Locally
Owned *


qo'A eyes
o/ \?9 Residential
Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
Flea Control Condominiums
o Household Pest Control New Treatment/
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
[ FAMILY OWNED
[1 PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Golf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections


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


RM 0063326 ER 0012759
SB. R WILLIAMS
A.C. HEAT & ELECTRIC
2007 Palm Blvd. Portf'S. Joe, FL''

227-3210
NEW INSTALLATION REMODELLING REPAIRS
4tp 1/30


LOANS D s J PAWN SHOP

"The Little House with the Big Deals"
Corer of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Business: (904) 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9-12


Harmon's Heavy Equipment co.
Specializing in Black Top Soil
BULL DOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS *TRACTORS DUMP TRUCKS
648-8924 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
tfc 2/6


GULF COAST COATINGS
CUSTOM RESIDENTIAL PAINTING
ServingGulf, Calhoun and Bay Counties
Licensed and Insured Sr. Discounts Free Estimates
639-3570 fc 12/12





OO CUSTOM HOME PLANS
'L>' (904) 647-3548
Rose Mary Mapel
6240 Hwy. 98 West
Port St. Joe, FL 32456



ALLEN'S GULF
COAST IRRIGATION
Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATION and REPAIR


SPet & Property Tenders
Residential & Business Security Checks
Pet Sitting in Your Home
by Joey & Marie Romanelli
904-229-1065
Emergency Maintenancc/Pet Care/Property Checks/Vet References


Free Estimates and Design
Pump Repair


Allen Norris 229-8786


TRADES & SERVICES


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70 hp Evinrude controls, steering
cable, excellent cond. $1,200 obo. 32'
travel trailer, 3400 lb. tongue wt., self
contained, excel. cond. $6,000. Call
827-2838 or 579-3946. tfc 2/6
No payment no interest
until July 1997
ST. JOE RENT-ALL
706 Ist St. 227-2112
White Snapper Sth Echo
Outdoor Power Products





Insure your dog's wintry coat Ask
Barfleld's Lawn & Garden, 229-2727
about Happy Jack Tonekote or Vita-
tabs. Delicious supplement/chewable
vitamin. 6tc 1/2
DOG GROOMING PLUS, 227-8611.
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
tfc 2/6


PET & PROPERTY TENDERS. In
your home pet sitting by Joey and
Marie Romanelll, 229-1065. tfc 2/6




Must Sell: 3 acres in Wewa of Stone
Mill Creek Road. High & dry,
$20,000. 706-782-3757. 4tc 2/6
Problems selling your home? Respon-
sible, secure home owners with refer-
ences seeking 3+ bedroom, 2+ bath,
Mexico Beach to Port St. Joe. Will
care for your property as if our own
while you enjoy the appreciation. Up
to 4 years with right situation. 647-
3094. Itc 2/6
House on 2 lots, 4 bedroom, 2 bath,
garage, located @ 1004 Marvin Ave.,
$35,000 obo. 904-233-0476.
2tc 2/6
Home for sale by owner: brick home,
1 1/2 lots, nice neighborhood. 4 bed-
rooms, 2.5 baths, family room, sun,
room. Formal living & dining room.
Custom kitchen & breakfast nook,
hot tub, swimming pool, large deck,
fenced in back yard. 2700 sq. ft. heat-
ing & cooling. Location 103 20th St.,
PSJ (904) 229-8409. By appointment
only. tfc 1/30


-' 175 Charles Avenue $64,900

A A



i REALTY INC.
3 bedrooms, 2 baths Land: 100 x165 wll I .
SPECIAL FEATURES Lovely brick home on lindicaped lot in quiet neigh- PORT ST. JOE
borhood Pluh .rpetir.g.quibht ceiling fans, rehnl-hed wood kitchen cab- 2
inets, Ig manner bedroom w; private bath Buy thii home for i low as
$3oN.t0l.' month! Price includes: range:os en. ceding hnsr, satelle dish and
receer, carper, drpes and blinds





Alcoholics Anonymous. Surfside Se- 'Port St Joe Lodge No. Ill
renity Group, meets Mon.. Wed. Frl.. Reg. Stated Communication
at 7:30 p.m. CST at 1st United Metho- 1st and 3rd Thursday of each
dist Church, 22nd St, Mexico Beach. month. 8:00 p.m..Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave.



CARPET CLEANING
Ken Hicks Residential/Commercial
SCarpet Water Damage
*Upholstery Odor Control

Free Estimates, Call Anytime 648-8258
i' He 1,23
C -- .- _- -..

Earl obe/ Insured/Licensed
Portable Welding
Have Welder Will Travel
For All Your Welding Needs Including Aluminum & Stainless
Lowest Prices in Town
Boat Trailers Hitches Trucks Etc.
S(90 ") 648-5994 Mexico Beai, 4L
2/6& 2/20

LIC RF0051042
FREE ESTIMATES RG 0051008
ER 0011618

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


Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 1/4 Port St. Joe, FL 32456

A/C, Heating, Refrigeration, and Ice
Machine (Sales/Service)
Ventilation Sheet Metal Fab. Natural
Gas & Electrical Equipment Contractor
Harden
Service Co. i"cdat 4
Service Co. Wewahitchia, FL 32465
scare Mech RM0066465 Ernie "Cooter" Harden/Owner
Phone 904-639-2454 Cel: Ph. #227-5036 .t c20



-i i D THE CABINET
SSHOPPE
Custom Kitchen and Bath
Jeff Powell, Owner

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




I.R.'s Electric

New Construction, Remodeling,
Additions, Service Upgrades
No Job Too Small Give Us A Call!
Insured & 6484427 JOHN R.
Licensed STOMP
ER0014030 8tc 1-17-97


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GOLF COURSE, 3 bdrm., 2 ba. home
home with cen. h&a, on 16th green.
St. Joseph Bay Country Club, excel-
lent buy, $105,000. Contact Leonard
Costin, 647-8317. 4tc 2/6
PSJ, 5 year old brick ranch, 3-4
bdrm., 2 ba., liv. rm. w/vaulted ceil-
ing, dining room, breakfast nook,
laundry room, full kitchen w/built in
range, microwave, dishwasher, extra
Ig. garage, Monument Ave. Furniture
optional. Large lot with sprinklers,
$175,000. Call 229-2717 for appt.
2tc 1/30
10 acres off 71 South, Woodmere Rd.,
asking $24,500. Century 21 Ryan Re-
altor, 1-800-238-7926, ask for Do-
reen. 3tc 1/30
Two lots on Chipola Driver in Cal-.
houn Co. off B.H. Stone Road.
$5,000. Call 227-3854, ask for David.
House for sale: 2 bedroom, 1 bath.
cen. heat/air. 1.250 dsq. ft living
area. 508 8th St, Port St. Joe.
$49,500;00. Call Mon.-Fri.. 9:00 a.m.
-5:00 p.m. 904-227-1416. It2/6
For sale by owner: two story new
home. 2048 sq. ft.. 3 bdrm.. 2 1.2
bath. master bdrm.. 22'x 16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
until. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. tfc 2/6


909 20th Street $82,500




HANNON
3 Bedrooms 2balth.Land:75'x REALTY INC.
SPECIAL FEATURES. This is a weU m.untamned home located in a nice farmly PORT ST. JOE
neighborhood convenient to churches, schools, and the hospital 15' 30 above
ground pool, deck, and chain link fence. Double insubled wndovs, wall
paper, central heat and air. Kitchen with breakfast area and farmly mom. Pnee 227-1450
includes range, disha.raher, mn blhnds, carpet, and vertical blinds.





Wood Floor Resiential Custom Wood
Cr commercial Industrial
RefinishingA c R ce
Make those old wood floors A Fence
Iook like new. Don't replace Feaic/f adi Ceacrete Work
Refinish! Albert Fleischmanr FREE Esbmale,
Call Circle S Enterprise EIN #593 166 0e41 474047
827-6828, ask lor Dusty
RF #0066770 1Ip 1/23
-, Plumbing Repairs
AVOn Roger Stokes
647-3328
Catherine L. Coller NEW CONSTRUCTION
Ildenpendent Sales Representative r
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
(904) 229-6460

HOLLAib

STUMP GRINDING ESIC I
Average Stump $10.00
1-800-628-8733 House Plans
Al1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding EPI Calculations
Vickery Enterprises, Inc. 4 C Da'-
tfcr4/6 CAD Drafting
Site Planning
Advertising Graphics
A-1 OIL 8 Technical Writing
MUFFLER SERVICE
HOURS. WILLIE M.H. ROCHE
Monday Friday. 9-6 i. 904-227-7372
Saturday 8-5 CST
COMPLETE OIL CHANGE

$1 8.95plus tax TRACTOR
COMPLETE MUFFLER t WORK
SERVICE Bush
We Custom Bena Pipe for You jogging
Offering Complete
Outboard Motor Repair. & Land Levelling
Owned & Operated by Danny Cla'ton
133 S. 2nd St. Wewa Call Matt Walker
639-4174 or 639-4175 904-227-3708
tc 26 Insured


QUALITY Motley's Pressure

STUCCO Cleaning


Interior & Exterior
Simulated Brick
Custom Bands & Coins
No Styrofoam, Just Real Houses, Driveways, Patios,
Stucco Sidewalks, Mobile Homes,
Call: RV's
Tim- 229-8588 SONYA MOTLEY
Lew 639-3058 227-6557
1 647-3212
Pal*nting by: DeGr#ff (Leave Message)
S l) tfoe 12/12


Pee Heating & Cooling
LICENSED INSURED SALES AND SERVICE
A/C Heating Ice Machines Comm..Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
8tatl Uc. #RA0066486 229-COOL


PUMP REPAIR & SALES LICENSED INSTALLERS
H & I IRRIGATION
for All Your Watering Needs
HAL KEELS FREE 229-2738
JAMES WILEY ESTIMATES 227-7205


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 ofWewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 1/2
House for sale at 225 Redfish 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 Barbara 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
Three bedroom. 2 story brown brick
house in Port St. Joe on Gautier Me-
morial Lane. next to park. Includes
Furniture. Ala. 205-332-8123 or Fla.
- 904-648-4740. tfe 1/2

Bay front home, executive 3 bedroom.
2 bath. fully furnished. immaculate.
227-7506. fc 2/6'


Lot for sale: Howard Creek, one acre,
septic tank and deep well. $11,000.
827-2990. tfc 1/2
301 Woodward Ave., cleared lot,
zoned commercial and light industri-
al. 648-4088 after 5. tfc 2/6
Want to Buy: house in Port St Joe
area that needs a little work. Call Pat
227-3511, if interested in selling.
tfc 1/2
Brick house, 3 bdrm., 1 ba. living
room with fireplace, din., kit., utility.
rm, cen. heat and air, corer lot, 115
Sailfish St., Highland View. 227-1604.
By appointment only. tfc 1/2
By Owner. 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, loft, 3
decks, pool/hot tub available. 108
Boardwalk Ave., Cape San Bias. 647-
3828. tfc 1/2
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with sep-
tic tank & well.. $2,5000 down,
$132.16 mo. Call George, 229-6031.
tfc 1/2


Fantasy Properties, Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 l0
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478
NEW LISTINGS:
PORT ST. JOE. Established existing department business. Get in
on ground floor of downtown revitalization! Inventory, fixtures and
established business $225,000
BEACHFRONT Gulfaire Townhome 8245. Only 2 bdrm., 2.5
bath townhome with fireplace and jacuzzi! New carpet, paint and
blinds downstairs. Not a rental. Great rental potential. Excellent con-
dition, furnished. $149,900.
INDIAN PASS Beautiful Gulf front lot one of a kind Over
2 acres, both side of county road C-30B. One hundred feet on the
gulf. 1.59 acres in south side of road. Nice frees, vegetation, ter-
rific beach. $235,000.
412 Gulfaire Dr., Gulf Aire Subd., Very nice stucco 2 bdrm, 1
b a. patio home, cen. h/a, stove, refrig, dishwasher, w/d, ceiling
fans, one car garage. Must see, $55,900
416 Gulfaire Dr., Gulf Aire Subd., Patio home, stucco, low:
maintenance. 2 bdrm.., 1- va., ch/a, ceiling fans,-stove, refrig, dish-
washer, one car garage, $55,900.
Gulfaire Dr., cleared lot, Block C, Lot 32, 80'x125'. $22,900.
Gulfaire Dr., Very nice cleared lot, Block C, Lot 33, 90x125'.
$22,900

JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor




H Elizabeth W. Thompson
rap
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
Office: Hwy. 98 at 19th St., Mexico Beach
Mailing Address: Rt. 3, Box 167, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
,..FAX: (904) 648-4247
904-648-5683 or 1-800-582-2990
After Hours: Jay Rish, Associate Broker, 904-229-1070,
Brenda Miller, Salesperson, 904/648-5435

NEW LISTINGS:
1306 Monument Ave., Port St. Joe. Beautiful 3 or 4 bedroom 2 bath executive brick
home in one of Port St. Joe's nicest areas. This home is in excellent condition as it was
built just six years ago. Home is a great room design with a bonus room and a large
screened in back porch for feeling those bay breezes. Amenities include- brand new
hardwood floors and carpeting, central heat and air, oversized lot with alley access,
ex. Ig. double garage, walk in closet in the master suite, and a very tasteful design
throughout the home. Too many extras to list. Call Jay Rish for a showing at your con-
venience. $175.000.00.
606 Woodward Ave., Port St. Joe. Investors Speciall Triplex design apartments in a
quiet neighborhood Each unit is a 2 bedroom 1 bath modern design with central heat
and air. Stucco exterior for low maintenance. Great floor plan. If you are an investor
aid want to tap into the lucrative Port St. Joe rental market, then this is the one you
have been looking for. Complex grosses $975.00 per month and has always been a
minimum 6 month rental for each unit. Don't let this opportunity pass you by. Call Jay
Rish today for a showing at your leisure. A great'buy at $79,500.00.
Sunset Cottage, 238 White Sands Dr., Cape San BIas. Beautiful first tier Gulf view
cottage with boardwalk in front of home for easy access-td the Gulf. 3 bdrm., 2 ba.
:craftsman style cottage that is completed furnished and ready to go. Amenities
include: some antique furnishings, tongue & groove ceiling, cable, cen. h/a, screen
porch deck, covered parking & much more. 900 sq. ft. Won't last long at ...
$160,009.0.:
'911 10th St., Port St. Joe. Nice 3 bdrm., 1 bath stucco home located in a nice quiet
neighborhood. Home is situated on two 75'x180' lots so there is plenty of yard space
Amenities include: central h/a, ceiling fans throughout, rick dark wood interior, extra
insulation, refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, and much more. extras include:.covered
screened in porch with ceiling fans and JACUZZI, large storage/work house, decking,
Florida room, double carpet, utility room, and much morell A must see. Wdn't last long
at this price. $79,900.00. Call Jay Rish today for more information or a showing at your
convenience.
MEXICO BEACH, 206 Mississippi Ave. Stucco 2 bd., 1 ba. home on two lots. Cen.
h/a, water filter, outbuilding, utility rm. Great starter or retirement home on two nice
shady lots. For more details ask for Jay Rish. $66,000. Won't last long!
PORT ST. JOE
2011 Monument Ave., Port St. Joe. 5 bd., 2 ba. executive home that needs a little
TLC. 2200 sq. ft. Lg. den, kit. walk in pantry, formal liv. formal din., master bd., & mas-,
ter ba. Double garage. Amenities include: fireplace, cen. heat/air, cen. vacuum system.
Oversized corner lot. $126,000.QQ Reduced to $127,500. Call Jay Rish for a show-
ing or for additional information today
CAPE AREA
'110' on the Gultl $99,900.WOWI
INDIAN LAGOON LOTS starting at $13,500.00. Owner financing with discounts for
cash. Most lots are 100' x 300' 400' deep. We have over 15 lots available. Call Jay
Rish, partner.
Two 50' Gulffront lots with federal flood insurance available. These lots also have a
large portion of area landward of the CCCL. No DEP permit!l! Central water also avail-
able. Won't last at $80,000 per lot. Owner terms possible. Ask for Jay Rish.
Jones Homestead area: 1 acre lot at Ponderosa Pines with owner financing.
See Jay Rish at $14,500.00.


PRICE BREAK OWNER SAYS
SELL! MAKE OFFER! 1005 Garrison Ave. Nice

lot in quiet neighborhood 5 years old, excel.cosd., Ig. Fla. rm.,
Hunter fans, tile in kitchen & baths, sold mahogany front door
w/sidelights, dbl. garage, washer/dryer, dishwasher, solid oak
cabinets in kitchen & baths, CH&A, Ig. front porch, privacy
fence in back yard. Appraised at $115,000R Priced to


Look for us on the Internet at http://www.homtown.com/thompson
Call us for all of your real estate needs,
whether renting, buying or selling.


Two bedroom townhouse on water-
front ofl138th St., 117-D South. In-
cluding furniture. Ala. 205-332-
8123 or Fla. 904-648-4740.
tfe 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

ERA*
NEUBAUER
REAL ESTATE,
INC.

WILLIAM WHITTINGTON
REALTOR
For all your real estate
needs in or around the Bay
County area, please call me at
904-785-1551 .
1.800-476-6382
9rp 1/30









PAGE 8B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 1997


Gulf County NAACP Making Plans to Observe Black History Month

Current Celebration Will Mark 72nd Observance First Initiated by Carter G. Woodson in 1926 As Negro History Week


SThe National Association for
the Advancement of Colored Peo-
ple is proud to share with the
community "The Study of Afro-
American Life and History in Gulf
County" to commemorate Black
History Month.
The 1997 celebration will
mark the 72nd observance initiat-
ed by Carter G. Woodson in 1926
as Negro History Week and now
commemorated as African Ameri-
can History Month. The theme for
1997 is "African-Americans and
Civil Rights: a Repraisal."
The Gulf County NAACP
kicked-off the event by paying
tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Lu-
ther King, set up a read-a-thon
foP the youth, and provided paid
expense for several delegates to
attend the cqil rights training
held, January 24-25 in Tallahas-
see. The state NAACP conference
will conduct a civil fights training
on Saturday, February 8, in
Crestview.
For Black History Month the
Gulf County NAACP plans to cap-
ture the Civil Rights Movement of
Gulf County through promoting
NAACP membership renewal and
its principles on civil rights, his-
torical writings published, poems,
essays, and the significant ac-
complishments made by local Af-
rican-Amerianrs. This event will
follow a two part program which
will feature part 1 in Wewahitch-
ka on Wednesday, February 26,
and part 2 in Port St. Joe on Fri-
day. February. 28. The communi-
ty is welcome.

Historical Writing of Accom-
plishments in Gulf County


S Microenterprise Conference
Sto Address Self-Employed in
Panhandle
One of the most promising
opportunities to generatejobs and
to break the cycle of poverty 'in
Florida's communities is 'to
encourage self-employmenL
Starting and owning a'busi-
ness is the American dream. In
today's era of downsizing, corpo-
rate layoffs, closings and welfare-
to-work reform, starting a busi-
ness and being self-reliant repre-
sents the best of a free market.
Clearly, capital and training are
the most important need for small
business start-ups to be success-
ful.
Microenterprise programs
help communities attack the cycle
of poverty and foster self-employ-,
ment. Those programs develop
micro-lending and peer lending
programs, help entrepreneurs
build strong credit records, create
business networks, and help new
business owners to improve their
skills.
The Northwest Florida
Regional Microenterprise Com-
mittee, is sponsoring a Microen-
terprise Conference Wednesday,
February 12 in Panama City to
encourage self-employment in the
Panhandle area. The conference
will inform participants about
V various microenterprise assis-
tance programs that provide
money and training to promote
self-employment.
Self-employed persons and
persons interested in becoming
self employed, local government
agencies, educational institu-
tions, local chambers of com-
merce lending institutions and
community-based organizations
are encouraged to attend.
The conference will be held at
the Marriott Bay Point Resort,
located at 4200 Marriott Drive
from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The reg-
istration fee is $30. For more
information, contact Robert
Kenon at (904) 599-3546.

License/Vehicle
inspections Set
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting inspection
checkpoints during the week of
February 7 thru 13 on SR-71 near
CR-275, on SR-22 near the Bay
County line, and on SR-71 near
Trailer City.
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to thepublic by defective
* vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles operated with defects such as
bad brakes, worn tires and defec-
tive lighting equipment. In addi-
tion, attention will be directed to
drivers who would violate the dri-
ver license laws of Florida.
The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida


ensuring the protection of all
motorists.


Education:
The Superintendent -of Public
SInstruction of Gulf County sub-
mitted a proposal for a complete
twelve year academic curriculum
for the new Washington High
School. The proposal was accept-
ed and a twelve year academic
program was in progress. At the
end of the school year, three stu-
dents Dewitt Brown, Bernice Ter-
m, and Lee Esther Pace gracefully


walked across the stage in 1948
to become the first black recip-
ients of high school diplomas
from a Gulf County school.
During the boys team and
sports performance school year
1947, a basketball team was or-
ganized and participated in orga-
nized competition. The team lost
more games than it won, and was
eliminated in the first round of
the district tournament. The sec-


ond year 1948 and 1949, the
team won more than half of its
games and won in the'first round
of the district tournament placing
one man on the all tournament
team.
The next year, the team lost
only four games and had the sec-
ond best record of the participat-
ing teams. However, Washington
High was paired in the first round
with the team with the best


record and lost in that round.
The next year, 1951,. the
team had learned how to win;
they won 24 games and lost
three, and went on to become dis-
trict champs. Three players were
selected to the all tournament
team of which one of the three
was honored as the most valuable
player.
Washington High went to the
state tournament, won one game


and was eliminated by Panama
City, a team they had beaten 4
times during the year, including
the district championship game.
In 1952, the team was more suc-
cessful than the previous years;
they won 22 games and lost
three, went on to the state tour-
nament and won from Quincy by
24 points, St. Augustine by 22
points, Delray Beach by 33
points, and won the consolation
game from Stark by 33 points.


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