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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: February 13, 1997
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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FIFTY-NINTH YEAR, NUMBER 24


STAR


INDUSTRY DEEP WATER PORT FINE PEOPLE SAFEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1997


A commission meeting room full of Gulf County dog Wednesday as they met to protest the restriction of dog
hunters greeted game commission hearing officers last hunting in the woodlands of the county.


.

Ashley Haddock leads his hunting dog to pick up a deer
trail. Proposed GFWFC rules would restrict the practice.


Dog Hunters Stay Hot on Trail of GFWFC Restrictions in Gulf County

Asked For Input in Development of Newi Land Management Guidelines Necessitated by Population Boom Throughout Florida


College Difficulty

Is Ironed Out
Hope to Begin Construction Early
In May; First Classes In Summer of '98
The Gilf Coast Community College Gulf/Franklin
Center Committee met with architect Jim Kendrick of
Kendrick, David and Dowling, Friday, in an attempt to
revise the plan in order to come within the money avail-
able for construction of the center here in Port St. Joe.
"After the initial plans were rejected because they
were too much over budget, our committee objectives
were'to' modify the' design while- maintaining the integri'
ty and aesthetics of the structure, retaining the required
square footage, and not compromising the academic pur-
poses of the center," Ralph Roberson, chairman of the
committee said after the meeting.
"I believe we accomplished all of those goals with the
revised plan presented today. The architect reduced esti-
mated construction costs by making changes in the site
preparation plans, entrance and parking areas, the cen-
tral HVAC system, electrical requirements and some
structural re-design. We are back on track," Roberson
continued.
With full board approval, the next step is to re-bid the
revised plan. If all goes well, the low bid should. be ap-
proved at the April board meeting and construction
could start in early May.
SGreg Johnson, committee member, recommended,
and the committee agreed, to extend the construction
period to help reduce construction costs. George Duren,
also a member of the committee, questioned very care-
fully some of the architectural and structural changes to
be certain that the objectives were met.
The only downside is that most likely classes will not
begin until the summer 1998 term rather than the origi-
nal target of spring term, 1998. "The important thing is
that the center will be built, and it will be done right,"
Roberson concluded.
The committee is made up of Roberson, chairman,
Duren, Johnson and Leon Bloodworth, of Apalachicola.


Last Wednesday evening avid
deer dog hunters emerged from
two-trail dirt roads throughout
the piney woods of Gulf County to
cap off their day in the outdoors
by converging on the Gulf County
Commission Meeting Room In
attendance at a 6 p.m. public
workshop.
The room was overflowing
with camoflauge. as more than 50
sportsmen appeared to defend
their threatened sport-a way of
life for some. They responded to
an opportunity given them to
voice their opinions to Tim
Breault, Assistant Director and
Ed Mover, Regional Director of the
Florida Game ..apd 'Fresh Watei.
Fish Cominission. Also attending'
the workshop, was an area. GFCQ
officer and Rusty. McKeithen, a
Wakulla County resident and cur-
rent president of the Florida Dog
Hunters Association.
The public workshop was
scheduled in December In
response to a request made by the
Board of County Commissioners.
Their request was prompted by
the receipt of a draft outline, sent
by Allan L. Egbert, GFC Executive
Director, containing a suggested
approach and list of proposed
strategies for preventing or mini-
mizing conflicts associated with
the use of dogs for deer hunting.
Chairman Encouraged
Commission Chairman
Nathan Peters opened the meet-
ing by thanking those on both
sides of the issue for their tremen-
dous response and willingness to
come together and talk. He intro-
duced Mr. Breault, who gave a
brief introduction of the guests
attending the workshop, and gave
a brief overview of their purpose.
He said that Florida Is experi-
encing a new era of "rapid devel-


opment versus tradition". Breault
said, "What we're trying to do is
stop problems before they occur .
to work them out using com-
Smon sense and courtesy." In
doing so, the GFC hopes to pre-
vent problems from escalating to
the point of people not communi-
cating with each other at all.
McKeithen then addressed
his fellow dog hunters, asking
them to step back and look at the
whole picture as the GFC must
do. He stated emphatically,
"There are problems with bad dog
hunters all over the state." They
are why all Florida's hunters are
facing this dilemma now. He fur-
:-4ther told them. they.must be will-
ing to adapt to the growth of the
state, and to play by a new set of
rules if the sport is to survive in
any form.
Opened Floor For Discussion
A lengthy question and
answer session followed, covering
a wide range of issues related to
dog hunting, during which many
of the hunters asked to have con-
firmed or dispelled some of the
rumors that seemed to have run
rampant across the county since
individuals began receiving the
draft plan.
Issues of concern discussed
ranged from the hunters' blame
for littering problems, to the cre-
ation of "buffer zones", to a limit
on the size (height) of canines
used for deer hunting, to a total
ban of dog hunting.
Landowners and the non-
hunting public's concerns arising
in the evening's discussion were
trespass by dogs, high speed pur-
suit driving, and the shooting
from or across roads or near
(See HUNTING on Page 3A)


Board Reviews



County 's Dirt



Hauling Policy

Fee Placed On Private Pipe Placement


During a special meeting of
the county commission held last,
Wednesday, February 5, the
board unanimously adopted a
new dirt hauling and culvert
installation policy. The two new
policies bring to an end the age
old practice by the board of fur-
nishing and delivering free dirt to
county residents and installation
of culvert pipes, also at no charge
to residents who furnish the pip-
ing.
Commissioner Billy Traylor
requested that the board review
the policies stating that the two
practices were putting a strain in
the operations of the county road
department and its budget.
Past dirt hauling policy
allowed the 'road department to
haul a load of dirt per year per
household, as requested and
when available, to county proper-
ty owners. The policy adopted
during Wednesday's special meet-
ing does allow the road depart-
ment to assist in driveway repair,
but only after its need has been
reviewed by the department.


There are plans to have dirt
stockpiled In various locations
throughout the county, as it is
available, for individuals to haul'
themselves at no charge.
The board also established a
permitting fee for installation of
culverts for county property own-
ers, effective March 1st, 1997 it
will cost $100 for a permit to
install up to a 20 foot culvert pipe
and $150 for a 20 to 40 foot cul-
vert.
The fees will include installa-
tion, review by the road depart-
ment and dirt use to install the
culvert. Individuals still must
purchase the pipe for installation.
The new policy will not only help
the board recoup some of the
expense for installation, but also
insure that proper pipe diameter
Is used to ensure good stormwa-
ter flow at the locations of culvert
installations.
Paving Woes
During Tuesday's regular
meeting, the board decided to
(See POLICY on Page 3A


Mexico Beach Renovates, Improves,


Canal Park; Dredges Canal Exit


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Mexico B ch has embarked on a project which will enlarge and improve its canal park.


The City of Mexico Beach has
obtained a series of Florida Recre-
ation and Development Assis-
tance Program grants. This mon-
fey, in addition.to revenue derived
from user fees, has assisted fur-.
ther development and beautifica-
tion of the newly named Mexico
Beach Canal Park. Renovations
include bulkheading the canal,
adding an additional ten new
boat slips complete with power
and water, handicap accessibility,
pavilion picnic area, fishcleaning
areas, and much more. Targeted
renovation completion is sched-
uled for late this spring.
Currently, the city is in the
process of upgrading the dredged
entrance to the canal, opening.
Additional dredging depends on
the weather. For example, if a
storm replants sand in the canal
area dredging must be done.
Since Hurricane Opal's destruc-
tion in October of 1995, it has
cost an estimated $25,000 to re-
dredge Canal Park.
The City of Mexico Beach is
very proud of this facility as well
as many others they maintain.


Renovations include
bulkheading the canal
adding 10 new boat
slips complete with
accessibility to pavilion
picnic area. Completion
date is this Spring.

John Mclnnis, Public Works Di-
rector and City Administrator,
and Garry Gaddis, Mexico Beach
Mayor, are instrumental in advo-
cating maximum public use of
one of the area's greatest assets,
beautiful beaches and accessible
waterways. The city manages and
maintains territory from 8th
Street all the way to the county
line.
Additional projects that the
city is involved in include handi-
cap walk-overs and renovation of
the boating ramp at Mexico
Beach Marina. Under the Preser-
vation 2000 program, the city re-


ceived $200,000 to construct a
handicap dune walk-over to the
beach known as the Parker Tract.
Bay county has also designated
$34,000 for the renovation of the
boating ramp.
HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
Originally, the canal was no
more than a small trickle of water
known then as "Salt Creek". Gor-
don U. Parker purchased this
land from Felix duPont in this
condition back in 1946. Mr..Park-
er bought 1,850 acres of land
consisting of three and a half
miles of beachfront for a costly
$65,000. His business friends of
Blountstown thought he was cra-
zy and has been quoted as say-
ing, "Old man Parker has been a
good business man until now. In
his old age he has gotten senile.
It won't grow anything except
sand spurs."
After purchasing the land,
Parker took interest in Salt Creek
and decided to deepen it. He used
the removed dirt to develop the
low lying area on both sides of
(See CANAL on Page 3A


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THE STAR

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13,1997


Recycling

COMPOSTING OF PORT ST. JOE'S garbage has long been a
dream of Superintendent of Public Works, Frank Healy. He has
worked long and hard at this project. Not the least of his efforts
has been "selling" the idea to the city commissioners, convincing
them the city could save a great deal of money by reducing its
garbage to compost.
How can we. do this, you ask? By doing away with the need
to haul the city's garbage to the Bay County incinerator for a
round trip of 100. miles, or to the Springhill Landfill near Marl-
anna, for a round trip of 150 miles. This is a task which has to
be done at least twice a week, costing the city a great deal of
money.
.NOW, WITH FRANK'S persuasive and imaginative efforts
coming into being, the city will erase this considerable hauling
expense as well as the considerable liability of operating a large
piece of machinery on the highway.
With the idea put into action, Port St. Joe's garbage will be
reduced to compost and either used by the city or sold on the
commercial market as a valuable commodity. Compost is in
great demand as a fertilizer.
Growing crops/lawns organically is much desired over chem-
ical fertilization, so we have the best of all worlds from the opera-
tion: less pollution from chemical fertilizers and doing away with
the need to bur or bury our garbage.
COUPLED WITH OUR recycling program, Port St. Joe can
reasonably become self contained and be perhaps one of the first
small cities for miles around to do so.
We think our people should congratulate, first, Frank Heal-
ey, for being so :persistent with his proposal, and, second, our
city government for being far-sighted enough to recognize a good
and effective operation when it is presented to them for putting
into motion.
Not to digress, but we believe this is what happens when the
profit motive is removed from serving on our city government
board. Our commissioners serve at a very small salary. You
could almost say they serve gratis. You tend to get better service
when the only remuneration one gets from a job is the satisfac-
ton of accomplishment, especially in government jobs.
There is the fact, too, that we discourage that element which
is prone to seek office merely to gain possession of the salary
which goes along with the position.


Passing Grades

OUR SCHOOLS HAVE SET another high mark in achieve-
ment for pupils statewide to emulate. They have set many such
marks over the past few years and now, they have done it again.
Academically, our pupils are achievers in every sense, and
the latest group of accomplishments proves this fact. They were
released recently by the Florida Department of Education. in its
annual report on "Readiness for College-1995-96".
The data released by the state department shows our stu-
dents are way above averagetin every category tested. Add this to
the alr.dy subspatiS .tltrrber receiving 'diplomas-15. in:May
'95; enrolled in ollege-68 in Sept. '95. :
NOW, WE LEARN THAT 73% passed the entry level for col-
lege courses in math; 82.5% in writing; 82.5% in reading. This
compares with state-wide total averages of 68.6% in math: 72%
in writing and 75.8% in reading.
Kids in all Gulf County schools are trying to excel in achiev-
ing good grades. They desire to be above average.
Also, our instructional staff enters into the picture as having
no little part in this substantial achievement.
Past administrations have insisted on excellence. They at
one time had printed on the official stationery of the Port St. Joe
High School: "Compelled by a relentless drive to improve".
It appears to us as if they have succeeded in doing just that!
WE HAVE BEEN proud of our school system ever since we
were a student coming up through its halls of learning. It never
waned all during the time our children were gleaning an educa-
tion there. We have even more cause, now, to be proud, even if
we didn't have anything to do with it except sit on the sideliAes
and urge those at the reins, forward to better achievements.
Perhaps this is all it takes; letting your school people know
one expects great things out of their turn at the helm.
Marks such as these don't just 'happen'. They are the result
of extreme amounts of concentration at doing a better job.


Hunker Down with Kes


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I fell in love with Cynthia
Ripplemeyer in 1960. It was,
without a doubt, "the real thing."
My first I'd walk her all the way
home every day after school-and
she lived way over on East Cherry
Street! I'm telling you, true love
knows no bounds.
"Cynthia, does your mom
happen to have some of those
sugar cookies .....
Mrs. Ripplemeyer made about
the best tasting cookies that had
ever been pulled from an oven,
pan cooled for seven minutes and
stacked on a reachable dough
boyl They were extra big and tall
and thick and chewy-I hate
those small, dainty, crumbly
things-I want a cookie that will
hang with you. Listen, Mrs.
Ripplemeyer would make Little
Debbie and Mr. Keebler look like
they'd just stepped into their first
apron.
"Cynthia, you reckon I would


by Kesley Colbert


"True Loves" I Have Known


have one more ....."
Fourth period every day.
about the middle of Miss Velna
Gray Paschall's talk on vet, still
another earth shaking, world
moving can't grow up under-
standing your place in soci-
ety if you don't grasp the -
meaning of this historical -
event lecture I'd get to thinking, "I
bet 'Miss R.' is rolling those cook-
ies out about nowl"
Shoot, Cyn and I would have
been the perfect seventh grade
couple-if she had just walked a
little faster ....
Leon kept his "big brother
eye" on this budding relationship
for a month or so and observed,
"K. C., love ain't got nothing to do
with it-it's your over active taste
buds."
He might have been right.
Cynthia and I, began to "drift"
apart. A year or so later I couldn't
get near her. Shucks, couldn't
nobody get too closely Her expand-
ing waistline explained why Miss
R's cookies were always baked
fresh daily, ....
It was just a short time later
that Mary Hadley Hayden became
"that special one." This time I was


surely Mary Hadley was tall, slen-
der, blue-eyed, blond-haired and
she could throw a curve ball. She
had four brothers and Mr. Havden
had laid out a ball field in that big
open lot across from his dairy
barn. Mary Hadley would pitch
and -sometimes play third base
sporting a genuine Stan Musial
autographed three finger
Rawlings PMM personal model
"Plajimaker" glove with the "Deep
Well Pocket" and custom' craffed-
web, ,
You talk about a match made
in heaven!
I lived down there for' two
summers. When we'd "choose up"
I'd try to get on opposite sides of
Mary Hadley so: I could: borrow
her glove. eDid: I ever make ,some
plays with that thing-those: were
the days my friend ..
"Leon, it's me and Hadley in
love forever."
"Love my hind foot!" It's those
four brothers, a good field, a
ready-made team and, most of all,
that Rawlings "Playmaker'. You
wait 'ti she puts on a dress and
wants you to take her to the pic-
ture show."
"Mary Hadley in a dress?"


. and I thought they'd
never end.
Charlotte Melton was the first
girl I ever kissed. Or half kissed;
Or almost kissed. I hauled a lot of
hay for her father and she and I
would ride horses along the old
railroad tracks. I did take her to
the picture show and best I can
remember she had on a dress. It
couldn't 'a been nothing but true
love.
'Course, that love waned a lit-
tle the night me and Hollis Mayo
went to see Kirk Douglas in
Lonely Are The Brave. About
halfway through the color cartoon
Charlotte came in with Martin
Paschall and sat down three rows
in front of us. Neither Charlotte
nor Martin watched a whole lot of
that movie. Come to think of it, I
didn't either.
This true love stuff can be a
little complicated!
I fell in love with Carole
Hawley and she didn't even know
it. I pondered for days on how to
approach her. "Carole, I uh I -
uh uh I think it's wonderful the
way you've added that 'e' onto the
(See KESLEY on Page 3)


The Old Tale Was ExaggeratedBt "Real Story"Interesting Too


S'I'M NOT MUCH of a histori-
an. I know about events which
shaped our past but I don't know
the-specific dates on which these
events happened: a requisite of
being an efficient historian.
My friend George Core, on the
other hand, is a very efficient his-
torian. I wish I could get him to
.:.write a column for this wonderful
Newspaper. I know it would be
very interesting to all of our read-
ers, but George says he can "talk"
an interesting tale but he can't
put it down on paper. I can ap-
.preciate that, but a golden oppor-
,tunity is slipping by.
George has a wealth of
knowledge about the Port St. Joe-
Wewahitchka-Apalachicola area
and he is a joy to listen to. His
knowledge backs up some of the
tales about St. Joseph and some
of them totally ruin what has
come to be a romantic tale about
the rise and fall of the old city
-over 150 years ago.

FOR INSTANCE, did you


ETAOIN SHRDLU


By Wesley Ramsey
^I


Snow that it was the common
scourge of economics which
spelled the downfall of old St. Jo-
seph; not the romantic tale of
people dying in the streets from a
yellow fever epidemic or becoming
inundated by a tidal wave.
You see, yellow fever was
common in the tropics then. It
was part of the price one paid for
living in the tropics. It was as
common in Apalachicola and Pen-
sacola. as it was in old St. Joseph
and it wasn't the cause of these
early Florida cities vanishing.
Likewise with great hurri-
canes and the high water they
bring.


The reason old St. Joseph
died and largely vanished from
the vicinity for nearly 55 years
was because hard times took the
Jobs away which drew people here
in the first place.
A great depression caused
the cotton market to hit bottom,
ruining many people throughout
the three river valleys which
stretched up into Georgia and Al-
abama. Since the only thing keep-
ing old St. Joseph afloat was the
railroad business which brought
cotton here for shipment to dis-
tant markets, the railroad ,went
busted, too, and was sold, piece-
meal, in a bankruptcy sale.


ALONG WITH THE disap-
pearance of the railroad went the
disappearance of a way for a man
to make a living to support his
family and they.moved on.
There was no seafood indus-
try in operation here back in the
.1840's. There was no timber in-
dustry in.operation yet; nor any
naval stores industry. People
worked at the docks, warehouses
or on the railroad. We were a sea-
port-oriented town back in the
early days of old St. Joseph.
Why should they be anything
else? Everyone was making a
pocket-full of money off cotton.
We had not yet learned to di-
versify. We were a "company
town" back then, too; even more
sol
We also "Owed our soul to
the company store" back then
too, and when we had our source
of income vanish almost over-
night we were left with nothing to
do except, get out as best we
could!


GEORGE TOLD US all this,
and more too last week at the Ro-
tary Club. You can read all about
it in another location in this
week's paper.
Despite the old romantic tale
of what happened to old St. Jo-
seph, the 'real story' makes very
interesting listening, too.
The old days of this area are
,steeped in interesting history.
.Old St. Joseph did boast the
second steam railroad in opera-
tion in the United States-and
the first one in the new territory
of Florida.
The old town experienced
some revolutionary engineering
practices in order to have its
place in the sun. For instance,
the very first trestle ever to be
built in the United States was
built where the second attempt at
building a rail line to the river
was made. This railroad track
had to cross the Chipola River
Cut-off at Wewahitchka on its
way to the Apalachicola River at
Tennessee Landing located at


Iola. ,
The old piling are still visible,
during times when the water is
low on the river, beside the
present-day Dead Lakes bridge.
I personally witnessed several
of the-old piling being removed to
make way for the Dead Lakes
dam several years ago. The dam
is no longer there, but the bridge
which was adjacent to it, is still
in operation.

ONE LITTLE KNOWN tid-bit
of history which George revealed
to us was the knowledge that the
first orange groves ever planted in
the south were planted in this
area.
Orange groves thrived from
the Iola area, south to the Dal-
Skeith and Willis Landing area,
where signs still exist, including
an occasional orange tree and
much root stock. Gulf County's
history is exciting enough without
the tale of old St. Joseph being
wiped out by yellow fever and a
hurricane


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 13, 1997 PAGE 3A


Work Sdheduled for Renovation of


SReid Avenue Outlined for Merchants


A dredge is snown at


.Canal


From Page 1
'?' the creek into viable lots. In
1955, several men armed with
equipment started forming a jet-
ty. Parts of the original jetty
structure are still in use today.

Mr. Parker did not own the
'type of equipment needed to dig a
canal so he traded with two com-
panies, Doyle Pope Company
from Quincy and George Tapper
Company from Port St. Joe. Pay-
ment for digging the canal was
ownership of every other lot that
they developed. The original canal
was completed in late 1956. Lots
sold readily for $2,500 each, as
soon as the streets on both sides
of the canal were paved and utili-
ties were put in place. Although
one of these original lots seldom
comes up for resale, the purchase
price is now between. $65,000 to
$75,000 for a vacant lot.
The canal continued to be im-
proved from time of original devel-
opment to present day. In 1967
when Mexico Peach incorporated
into a city, governmental officials'



Kesley
n. (from Page 2)
S end of your na-" "
"Get lost, peanut breath!"
Buddy Wiggleton kind'a
summed up my thinking on this
true love stuff one day in study
hall. "Over there, he nodded
toward the table where Carole
Aand Diane Stoner and' Bonnie
Clayton were doing their nails, "is
what we're looking for. Back
'there," he threw a thumb over his
shoulder in the general direction
of the table "holding" Mary E.
Pendleton and Penelope
Crieghton, "is what's looking for
us. Amazing"
Mary E. had sent me those lit-
tle ".Be Mine Forever" tarts every
Valentine's since the first grade.
Penny, the year before, had been
the junior class float. They just
tied a few streamers to her ears
,and put her in there behind the
FFA wagon.
SAmazing indeed!
"Leon, I need a little help with
my truelove search."
"M-O-N-E-YI If it's true love,
they've got to bring a lot of cash
with ,em."
In the summer of 1966, at a
swimming pool in Trenton,
Tennessee, a twelve year old
S Cathy Cotham came bouncing out
of the water in her blue suit with
,yellow belt. Her hair was slicked
back and she was flashing that
Fabulous smile .... I'd seen per-
haps a thousand just like her that
Summer. She had no money, no
Cookies, no horses and certainly
no Rawlings PMM "Playmaker"
and I, at the time, had no idea.
I'll tell you what's amazing-is
h how accurate that funny, little,
i; half naked, winged, fat guy can be
'with his miniature bow and arrow
*.
Happy Valentine's
Kes


CHIROPRACO


work moving accumulated sand from the mouth of its canal.


took .Interest in. the canal and
started' applying for.state grants,
as well as seeking county help to
improve the canal.
More recently, under; the ca-


pable leadership of John McInnis,
the city has been instrumental in
obtaining the monies needed to
bulkhead the canal entrance as
well as beautify all the area.


P Ol1C tin From Page 1
PtOllcy--Continued From Page I


table a request by Panhandle
Paving Company to pay a
$276,735.15 invoice until the
roads on the invoice are reviewed
by the commissioners and engi-
neers (Preble-Rish) to make sure
they are up to snuff.
Commissioners Billy Traylor
and Warren Yeager told the board
they had inspected some of the
roads earlier that day (Tuesday)
and felt several problems needed
to be addressed with the contrac-
tor before payment is made. Both
.said that some noticeable rutting'
could already be seen on some of
the roads,
"You can actually peel off
some of the top surface of asphalt
with your fingernail." Yeager said.
Board Chairman Nathan Peters.
Jr. and Commissioners Tommy
Knox and John Stanley echoed
their concerns about road quality
and the need to stay on top of
paving inspection.
Commissioner Traylor was to
have met with Panhandle and the
county engineers Wednesday to
resolve. the problem ;.
Mobile Home Ordinance'
Gulf County Building.
Inspector Richard Combs submit-
ted an ordinance for review to the
board concerning regulating and
placement of mobile homes in
unincorporated areas of Gulf
County.
Commissioner Traylor had
requested that the board estab-
lish a tighter restriction on :used
mobile homes being placed with-
in the county. He explained
there were no restrictions govern-
ing many of them and that many


being setup in his district were
eye sores for the county.
The ordinance will address
permitting requirements, fees,
and penalties for violation when
its final version is considered by
the board.
'In Other Business
*Accepted a bid from Cumbaa
Enterprises to.dispose of used
tires at a cost of $85/ton as rec-
ommended by Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford.
*Decided to discuss truck
traffic, and road maintenance
problems on Luke Ford Road with
the City of Port St. Joe to see if
they can get some aid in stabiliz-
ing the road to lessen mainte-
nance problems created by heavy
truck traffic. Noted that a similar
problem in Highland View had
been resolved by installation of a
stop sign by Commissioner Knox
to slow down the traffic.
*Veterans Service Officer Bo
Williams told the board that veter-
ans with as little as 10,6 disabili-
ty can now qualify for visual and
hearing assistance through the
VA following a change in their pol-
icy.
Approved Chairman Peters'
recommendation to appoint
Johanna White to the Gulf Coast
Workforce Development Board.
*Established a sick leave pol-
icy allowing county employees to
accrue eight hours sick leave per
pay period (two weeks).
*Named a nine member Gulf
County Artificial Reef Committee
as requested by Committee
Coordinator Bill Kennedy.


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Merchants who operate busi-
nesses on Reid Avenue received
the good news that their individu-
al places of business would not
be isolated for more than a day or
two as the result of the street be-
ing renovated. This assurance
was given in a meeting held in
the fire station last Thursday
morning.
Meeting with representatives
of Royal American Construction
Company, they were assured the
company would. be doing their
construction work at times when
it would be more convenient for


Hunters
From Page 1
houses.

Called on to speak on behalf
of his employer, was Clay
Smallwbod of St. Joseph Land
and Development Company, who
was attending as an interested
observer.. He said the company
leases the state some 331,000
acres of land for use as. manage-
ment areas, etc. In Gulf County;"
there are 185,000 acres available
for hunting, 130,000 of which are
open to any type of hunting.
When asked about St. Joe's
difficulties, Smallwood said the
real problem on their properties
was garbage. He went on to say,
"We're certainly not anti-dog,
hunting," and that the company
realizes the hunters are not nec-
essaily the cause of the litter
-problems. Comm. Traylor agreed,
adding that the litter problem is
county-wide and should be
addressed diligently by law
enforcement as well as private cit-
izens witnessing its occurrence;'
Asst. Director Breault closed
the workshop by stating thai the
guidelines they have circulated
are by no means a final docu-
ment. He said they intend to fol-
low the recommended approach
to put as much effort as possible
into conflict prevention and, fail-
ing that, pursue nonregulatory
solutions. Regulatory solutions
will be employed only if all other
efforts fall to resolve the conflict
to the satisfaction of the CFC.


the merchants to continue to do
business.
"At no time will the entire
street be shut off to traffic," Tom-
my Parker, an official with the
firm told the 35 or 40 merchants
who had gathered in the fire sta-
tion with the expectation of hear-
ing that their businesses would
be inaccessible for weeks at a
time.
Four representatives of the
firm; Joey Chapman, Parker, Har-
ry Smith and David Chapman
met with the merchants in order
to deliver the good news. "At no
time will the street be totally inac-
cessible except when we are put-
ting down the final course of pav-
ing and we have plans to do that
on a Sunday, so we will not in-
convenience the" merchants,"
Parker said.
"Even the sidewalk replace-
ment will not inconvenience you
too much,"' Parker continued.
'The sidewalk will be our biggest
disturbance, but we will remove
and clean up the debris from a
section' of sidewalk one day, pre-
pare the sife'for the new sidewalk
and pour it 'the next day 'and it
will be ready toi walk on the third
day. Only on the day we pour the


new sidewalk section will you be
inconvenienced," Parker said.
The sidewalk work will be in
progress for about a third of a
block at one time and will be
completely finished before the
construction crews -move to an-
other section.
The street will only be torn
up on one side at a time and the
first course of asphalt shot, allow-
ing it to be used while the other
side is being prepared.
Parker said they will stay in
close contact with the individual
merchants, informing them of.
major work in front of their store
in ample time to allow them to
make arrangements.
'We will be concentrating our
major work on the "window" of
Tuesday through Thursday, leav-
ing' the peak time of the week
comparativelyopen for com-
merce," the spokesman contin-
ued. "Our secondary objective is
to be as cooperative as we can.
Our main objective is to do you a
good job," he added.
Parker said the firm was
"shooting for completion within
three months" after the job is
started. It is scheduled to get
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The 1997 Miss Valentine
Pageant, directed by Kim Nobles
and Cindy Belin, was held on
February 8 at 7 p.m. at
Wewahitchka Elementary School.
The winners of the pageant
were "Miss Gulf County Valentine
Queen" Cammi Wimberly, "Miss
Valentine Sweetheart Queen",
Monique Adkins, "Little Miss
Valentine Queen" Bridget Boyd,
and the "Little Miss Sweetheart
Queen" Amanda Robbins..


The Gulf County Senior
Citizens would like to thank the
following volunteers that worked
to help make the evening run
smoothly: Faye Fortner, Maureen
Mitchell, Mary Lee Pitts, Evelyn
White, Martha Davis, Diana
Rhames, Debbie Sumner, Bill
Lyles, Bill Strang, and Janice
Green. A very special thanks to
Dr. David Bidwell, Sandra
Husband and Claudice Baxley.


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McKayla Rae Woodham


Will Marry


Roosevelt Carswell and the
late Majoluma Washington, along
with Mr. and Mrs. Carl L. White,
Sr., request the honor of your
presence at the marriage of their
children, Angle L. Washington
and Carl .L.. White,. Jr. on
Saturday, the twenty-second of
February at four o'clock in the
afternoon, at the Wesley United
Methodist Church in Aiken,
South Carolina. A reception will
follow at the Municipal Building

Mexico Beach
AARP Meeting
On Friday, February 21. at
12:00 CT there will be a covered
dish meeting of the Mexico Beach
AARP in the Chamber of Com-
merce building.
The chapter will supply the
meat; members are asked to bring
the veggies, salad or dessert The
program will be presented by
*Beverly Morrison, who will speak
;on health insurance related
issues.
The president urges all mem-
bers to attend and bring friends
who are interested in how to get
the most coverage for your health
needs today.

Say You Saw It In The Star!


Frasure-Smith

Couple To Wed


Terri Elizabeth Smith, daugh-
ter of Martha E. Smith of
Tallahassee and John Frank
Smith. Jr. of Havana, and Andrew
Wayne Frasure. son of Wayne and
Teresa Frasure of St. Joe Beach,
will be united in marriage on
Saturday, March I. The ceremony
will take place at Beach Baptist
Chapel in St. Joe Beach at 5:00


p.m. All friends and relatives of
the couple are invited to attend.
Terri is a 1995 graduate of
Leon High School In Tallahassee
and is currently employed at the
Gulf Pines Clinic. Andy is a 1994
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School and is employed by C. W.
Company. They will reside in Port
St. Joe following the wedding.


Dalton Stebel Edison Heape
and sister, Deidra Alexis
Share Birthday
Celebration
Dalton Stebel Edison Heape
and his sister. Deidra Alexis.
recently celebrated their third and
first birthdays, respectively,
enjoying cake and Ice cream with
their parents and grandparents at
their home in Lynn Haven.
Dalton and Deldra -are the
grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Stebel of White City.


First Genealogy
Meeting a Success!
Last Tuesday, February 4th,
at the Pprt St. Joe Library the first
Gulf County genealogy meeting
was held with a total qf 22 in
attendance-which was .a room"
full. Organizers were thrilled With
such a turn out.
Beverly. Mount-Douds, open-
ed the meeting and introduced
Nancy Roberts, representing the
Bay County Genealogy Society.
Nancy addressed the audience,
giving a few pointers on forming
their own society. Some members
of the United Daughters of the
Confederacy were also in atten-
dance.
Founders of the society want
to thank everyone for being with
them, and hope to see each one
again at their next meeting. The
meetings will be held at the Port
St. Joe Library every second
Saturday of each month from
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, eastern
time. The next scheduled meeting
will be March 8th.


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Michelle Henry-Kelly Mize

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Mr. and Mrs. Herman Henry
of Tifton, ,Georgia announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Michelle, to Kelly Mize, both of
Cape San Bias.
Michelle graduated from
Mercer University in 1992 with a
degree in Early Childhood
Education. She is employed with
Southwest Airlines as a flight


attendant.
SKelly graduated from
Wyoming Tech in 1987 and is
currently employed with
Southwest Airlines as a flight
attendant.
The wedding will be held
March 8 at 1:00 in Lafayette Park
in Apalachicola. All friends and
family are invited to attend.


PAGE 4A


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 PATIENTS
in Port St. Joe.
He will be using the dental office of
Dr. Frank D. May, Port St. Joe, Florida


Please ask your Dentist for a referral or
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THE.STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 13. 1997


Announce Birth
Robert and Melody Woodham
are proud to announce the birth
of their daughter, McKayla Rat
Woodham, on October 30, 1996 at
Gulf Coast Community Hospital.
She weighed 7 Ibs 10 ozs.
Her grandparents are Hubert'
& Violet Harrison, Robert Wood-
ham, Paul and Geri Biddle, Sue
and Bob Skidmore, Granny
Frances Baxter and Papa, and
Betty Mullins.


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Diabetes Support Group Planned Here


There will be a Port St. Joe
Diabetic Support Group meeting
on February 24th at the Senior
Citizens Center, newly located at
120 Library Drive ir Port St. Joe.
This group will meet on the last
Monday of each month from
10:30 to 11:30 a.m., E.S.T.
Support Group Focus
If you have diabetes, you are
not alone. There are 16 million
persons in the United States with
diabetes, and half of them do not
know they have the disease. How
can this be? The symptoms of dia-
betes can go unnoticed: increas-
ing fatigue, blurred vision, fre-
quent urination and numbness of
the extremities.
Since 90% of those with dia-
betes often develop it after age 40;
many of these symptoms occur
and are attributed to aging. The
Diabetes Support Group is an
important tool to distribute sound
diabetes, management informa-
tion, and the group facilitator

p-.
We Were Married On
March 4,1950
Beautiful God, Our heavenly Father,
you havegiven us many joys unspeakable,
much happiness, many tears, many fears,
this many years to this date, I love you
Harold and lookforward to next March 4th
to no. 48.
From your beautiful Weoqufka,
Alabama countryside you arrived into my
life, no one could have been any happier
than I, and in six months we became man
and wife.
You have worked unbelievable, tireless-
ly these many long years, a complaint I did
not know of, nor see. Thank you for loving
our Greal CGod, our Lord Jesus, our Lord
Holy Spirit, our five sons, Don, Walt, Dit,
Ray, and Keith, and Me.
I love you this moment, today and will :
tomorrow, and the rest of my life, you.are
being paged,/Harold, you are stuck with
me, you are mine forever and forever, your
loving.wife, Edna Butler.
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encourages every member to
make regular visits to their
healthcare provider.
How does .Group Work?
The facilitator is a certified
diabetes educator (CDE) that is
trained andt credentialed to offer
only sound advice that is support-
ed by the American Association
for Diabetes Educators and the
American Diabetes Association.
Pat Newell, RN, MSN, will be the


facilitator for the Port St. Joe
group.
Support group members can
express topics that they would
like covered at future meetings.
Meetings may consist of lectures
presented by varied professionals
that deal with diabetes, or they
may be informal and allow iitme
for personal concerns about dia-
betes management to be
expressed. Participation in the


meetings is strictly voluntary.
Everyone Welcome
Meetings are open to those
with diabetes, and those who are
interested in learning more about
diabetes management. There will
blood sugar checks conducted at
each meeting. This service is
sponsored by Advanced Home
Health Care and is free to the
public. Call 229-8466 for more
information.


Divorced? Learn How to Help


Your Children Cope With It ,


Gulf County Guidance Clinic,
Inc. has announced that it will
offer a class entitled "Parenting
After Divorce" on Saturday,
February 15. This training will be
held at the Gulf County Guidance
Clinic, Ihc. from 9:00 a.m. until
noon and is designed to examine
how parents can help themselves
atid their children overcome the
pain and disruption of divorce.
Sinpei the effects. of divorce
are so far reaching and intense,
parents, and children often get


Bridge for Beginners
and the Experienced
There will be bridge card
games each Thursday at 2:30
p.m., E.S.T., 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 welcome to attend.
A beginning bridge class will
start on Friday, February 28th at
2:30 p.m., E.S.T., at the center.
Please call 647-3643 for more
information or Ifyou would like to
enroll in a class. r


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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, 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 ask for the "Parenting
SAfter Divorce" course. A nominal
fee will be charged, and a certifi-
cate of completion and booklet
will be provided.


who is at least one year post-
treatment for breast cancer and is
willing to be trained in the "Reach
to Recovery" program and follow
their guidelines.
If you are Interested in
becoming one of these special vol-
unteers for the American Cancer
Society, please contact Billie
Campbell, Area Program Director ,
at (904) 785-9205 by February
24.


Are you a woman who has
had breast cancer surgery and
completed cancer treatment at
least one year ago? If so, the
American Cancer Society wants
you! The American Cancer Society
is currently looking for breast
cancer survivors to become part
of their "Reach to Recovery" voli
unteer program.
"Reach to Recovery is a volun-
teer visitation program that helps
breast cancer patients meet the
emotional, physical, and cosmetic
needs related to her disease and
Its treatment. The program Is one
woman reaching out to share
experiences and give support to
another in a time of need.
The "Reach to Recovery" vol-
unteer visitor is carefully chosen
and trained by the American
Cancer Society. She is someone


Writers Group
Plans Meeting
The next meeting of the SL
Joe Writers Group will be held on
Tuesday, February 18 at 6:30
p.m. in the Gulf County Public
Library meeting room. The library
is located on Highway 71 in Port
St Joe, near the Gulf County
Courthouse.
The first meeting of the St.
Joe Writer's Group was well
attended. Nine writers came and
shared their ideas. This month,
they are looking for more writers
and many more ideas. Please
attend whether you have pub-
lished or Just hope to be pub-
lished. Please bring ten copies of a
poem or short story to discuss at
the meeting.
For more information, contact
Jim Newton at 229-9123 or come
to the meeting.

Check Our Line of
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 13, 1997 PAGE 5A
ling Hunt and David Hunt. Za-
Schary is the grandson of Peggy
"'Q |Young Miller and Lavon Stripling
S. of Port St. Joe and Mr. and Mrs.
Marvin and Lena Hunt of Hot
i I, Springs, 'Arkansas. His great-
S, grandmother is Ethel Poche of
4t k Oak Grove.


Zachary Aaron Hunt
Hunt Wins
Spelling Bee
Zachary Aaron.Hunt won the
spelling bee for his school, Bel-
Swood Elementary, in North Little
Rock, Arkansas.
He is in the second grade and
won out of everyone in the eritire
school.
SHe is the son of Marcy Strip-


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Social Security Rep. Here Monday


NJROTC Unit in Competition


A group of 23 Port St. Joe
High School NJROTC cadets trav-
eled to Pensacola Naval Air
Station on Friday, February 7th
to take part in the Annual Field
Meet Competition. 850 candidates
from 15 high schools in Florida
and Georgia were at the competi-
tion.
From the crease in their
trousers to the straightness of
their, ribbons and nametags,
everything was scrutinized. The
inspectors were Marine Corps
Drill Instructors from the Air
Officer Candidate School at the
Naval Air Station. Assisting the
Drill Instructors were the officer
candidates who will be.naval avi-
ators upon completion of their
training.
Students competed in areas
like personnel' inspection, drill
team, -color guard, academic test
and athletic competition. The
units practice their skills year-
round and the meet puts. their
hard work to the test. Each school
is allowed to bring as many as 45
cadets to the meet.
The three overall winners
were Ovieda. Boca Raton and
Pace High Schools. Port St. Joe's
best finish was sixth in unarmed
basic drill competition.
Tracey Fitzgerald, Port St.
Joe's- Drill Team Commander
said, "We went to the meet and
didour best and next year we will
do even better."


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Port St. Joe's unit was helped
td go on the trip by the work of the
Port St. Joe NJROTC Booster
Club; and donations from various
businesses and citizens in the
community. Thanks to everyone
who contributed time, effort and
money for these deserving young
cadets.


FHP Issues Consumer Alert

Warning of Phone Fraud Scam


SIn a press release on
Wednesday, the Florida Highway
Patrol warned citizens of a phone
fraud seam that has spread
throughout Florida from'
Blountstown to Key West during
the last few days.
Callers impersonating Florida
Highway Patrol officers have been
contacting banks and other finan-
clal institutions and advising


bank personnel that one of their
employees, usually the Chief
Executive Offier, has been'' :
Involved In a traffic crash and Is
enroute to a hospital.
SThe caller further advises that
this crash has taken place in a ,
location other than the city where
the bank is based. The employee
is advised that money is needed to
pay for traffic citations arising
from the crash and is further
instructed to wire funds vla .
American Express Moneygram of
Western Union to the caller. :
The impersonators have been,
armed with detailed information
concerning the financial institu-
tions and their officers. FHP
Investigators suspect that 'the
callers have access to trade publi-
cations which- contain this
detailed information.
Fraudulent calls have; been
received in the following locations,.
during the past two days:
Blountstown. Miami Beach.,
Indiantown, West Palm Beach,
Tallahassee, Wauchula, Port St.
Lticie, Pinellas Park, Stuart,
Fernandina Beach, Venice, and
Leesburg. ;. :-
While the recent trend has
been to target financial institu-
tlins, FHP officials fear that this
scam may target other industries
or even private individuals In the .
future. The FHP is urging busi- : ,
nesses and the general public to,.
be aware of these types of tele-
phone scams and to be suspi-.
cious if they receive a telephone
call under these circumstances,
especially if money is requested.
Victims or potential victims
should try to immediately contact
the law enforcement agency being
represented by the caller, should
make notations about the caller',s, ,
voice, request a' call back number,
ahd even take. advantage of the
caller ID feature, if they have the
equipment installed.
The Florida Highway Patrol
does not solicit funds under any
circumstances. Citizens should
hp ... r!a1t~n ri nt tn q- nd, i'nv


money to someone claiming to
represent the, Florida Highway
Patrol.
Anyone having Information.
concerning this activity is asked
to contact the Florida Highway
Patrol Bureau of Investigations at
(904) 488-6582.


According to Social Security
Administration District Manager,
James W. Taliaferro, most social
security business can be handled
over the phone. You are invited to
call Social Security at 1-800-772-
1213.
If this is not possible, you
may come to the office located at
30 West Government Street in
Panama City. The office is open
Monday through Friday from,8:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m., except on
national holidays.
If you cannot go to Panama
City, you may meet the Social

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, lilease call
639-4161.
The organization's members
appreciate all the support it has
received from the communities of
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka.


BEST FOOT FORWARD
By Dr. Stephen J. Gross. Podiatrist


FOOT-CARE COVERAGE
Among the benefits of nearly
all private and public health in-
surance plans is coverage of ser-.
vices by the podiatrist. That is
the case with Medicare, Part B,.
which Is the part that provides
specified reimbursements for
services of doctors.
Coverage may include treat-
ment in the office, a hospital,
skilled nursing facility or the pa-
tient's home. It may include cer-
tain related services or products,
such as diagnostic X-rays, frac-
ture casts, braces that attach to'


the outside of E..t
the shoe, and
prescribed
medications. .'
As is the .'
case generally in 'Part B cover-
age, a small percentage generally
is paid for by the patient. Medi-
care supplemental policies may
cover this percentage. Consult
the podiatrist about your cover-
age for professional foot care.
Presented in the interest
Sof better foot care by:
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February 11, 1997
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Small Black Kitten
Large Orange/White Cat
Med. Gray/Blk/White Cat
Medium Blk/Gray Cat
Lg. Gray w/Blk Tint Cat
Large Orange Cat
Medium Gray Tiger
Striped Cat


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Unknown** 02/04/97 Eighth Street
Male** 02/04/97 Eighth Street
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Male** 02/05/97 1008 McClellan
Female** 02/05/97 1912 Forest Prk


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NAACP Has Had


A Length History


In Gulf County


The Gulf County NAACP has
a long and eventful history in
Gulf County to commemorate
Black History Month.
The 1997 celebration will
mark 27 years of service for the
Gulf County NAACP branch. The
theme for 1997 is "African-
Americans and Civil Rights; A Re-
appraisal." For Black History
Month, the local NAACP branch
is promoting civil rights move-
ment of Gulf County through pro-
moting NAACP membership re-
newal and its principles.
Birth of the Gulf County NAACP
The vision to organize a
branch of the NAACP in Port St.
S Joe is attributed to Adel Jackson,
a long time resident of Gulf
County. During the spring of
1970, the gifted and talented
leader used her ability to bring
people together and utilize re-
sources available to her to con-
vene a meeting on organizing a
branch of the NAACP in Port St.
Joe.
Chaired by the Rev. C.P.
Price, pastor of Zion Fair Mission-
ary Baptist Church, the meeting
was held in the education build-
ing of the church where an over-
flowing crowd of interested per-
sons expressed their views about
the need to petition the NAACP
for a branch in Port St. Joe. Elder
6.T. Stallworth, Senior Pastor of
the Church of God in Christ, pro-

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vided the necessary leadership,
guidance, and advice to obtain a
consensus vote to petition the na-
tional office of the NAACP for a
branch.
A representative from, the
NAACP attended the first organiz-
ing committee meeting and spoke
on the programs and projects of
the NAACP, and how the NAACP
could help the community meet
its needs. Mrs. Jackson was the
first elected branch president and
Clarence'Davis was elected-presi-
dent of the first Youth Council.
They embarked upon the task
of planning programs and pro-
jects; and organizing committees
aimed at addressing the social,
political, and economic needs in
the community.
Mrs. Jackson, with the advice
and consent of Rev. Price and
Elder Stallworth, and other pivot-
al, persons, spearheaded a mem-
bership drive to maximize partici-
pation in the NAACP. As the
spring yielded to the summer, in-
terest in the NAACP blossomed by
leaps and bounds.
The 1970 school year brought
remarkable change in the school
system. Edwin G. Williams was
the first African-American ap-
pointed Assistant Principal and
later earned the distinct position
as Principal at the newly integrat-
ed Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High
School.
Mrs. Jackson's administra-
tion is credited with establishing
a forum for the residents of North
Port St. Joe. where concerns
could be aired.


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through the Gulf County Adult
School at the Wewahitchka High
School site on February 21st and
22nd. Sections 1 and 2 will be
given Friday, the 21st starting at
5:00 p.m., CT, and Sections 3, 4,
and 5 will be given Saturday, the
22nd starting at 8:00 am., CT.
Registration will be held from
February 13th through noon on
the 19th at the Gulf County Adult
School; ask for Merri Christie. At
Wewahitchka High School, ask for
Sara Jo Wooten. The registration
fee is $25.00, cash or money


Before modern technology,
the stars, planets, the horizon, a:
sextant, a chart;, compass arnd
chronometer were used in naviga-
tion, based on a series of fixed
readings. What do we rely on
when modern technology fails us?
We can go back to the basics and
learn celestial navigation.
Rudy Sechez has trained him-
self to use celestial navigation in
navigating his homemade 36-foot'
small boat in the Gulf of Mexico.
Rudy will be at the Apalachlcola
National Estuarine Research
Holmes Graduates
From Basic Training
Army Private Jeffrey W.
Holmes has graduated from basic
training at Fort Knox. Kentucky.
During the training, trainees
received instruction in drill and
ceremonies, weapons, map read-
ing, tactics, military courtesy,
military justice, first aid, and
Army history and traditions.
Holmes, a .1994 graduate of
Wewahitchka High School, is the
son. of Larry W. and Susan
Holmes of Wewahitchka.

Bingo!6
Bingo has begun now at the
Highland View, Volunteer Fire
Department (located to the rear of
Highland View Elementary
School) on Saturdays from 1 to 5
p.m. All proceeds will go toward
the 'needs of the fire department..
Everyone is welcome to attend.


Reserve on Tuesday evening.
February 18 from 7:00 to 8:00
p.m., as this month's speaker in
the Reserve's 1996-97 Guest
Lecture Series.
To reach the Reserve, go to
the North end of Market Street
and turn left at the stop sign, by
the Scipio Creek Marina in
Apalachicola. For more informa-
tion. call (904) 653-8063.


orders only.
The next GED test will be
given in April. If you have any
more questions, please call 227-
1744 and ask for Merri Christie.

Clinic Board
The Board of Directors of the
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc.
will hold its regularly scheduled
meeting on Tuesday. February 18
at 12:00 noon (Eastern). The,
meeting will be held at the Gulf
County Guidance Clinic, Inc.
Wellness Center in Port St. Joe.


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Bobby Hayes is shown in the photo above, taken on February
2nd, proudly displaying a 6-point buck he killed in the White
City area. The deer's headdressing measured out to a 16 1/2
inch spread.

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ObDituaries .-0-


Wilbur L. Remain
Brother Wilbur Lee Tremain,
86, a devoted servant of the Lord.
passed from this life on February
5. He was born on May 25. 1910
in Bath, Maine, the son of the late
William Edward and Alicia Vera
Deschamps Tremain. Early in life,
he started serving the Lord in his
ministry and as a Bible teacher.
Moving to the Port St. Joe
area, he continued his ministry of
over 46 years with his serving
spouse, Hazel Thyng Tremain. His
health falling, he moved to Ellijay,
Georgia to his surviving son and
daughter -in-law's home, Allen Lee
and Linda Dawnelle Tremain,
three grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren. He is also
survived by a sister, Bertha May
Tremain of Panama City, and a
brother, Hadley S. Remain of
Tallent, Oregon.
Memorial services were held
at the First Church of the
Nazarene of Port St. Joe at 2:00
p.m., Saturday, Febiuary 8 with
Rev. Bill White officiating.
Logan Funeral Home and
Chapel of Ellijay, Georgia was in
charge of the arrangements.

Margaretta Tull
Margaretta "Shirley" Tull, 75,
of Port St. Joe, died Monday,
February 10 in Gulf Pines
Hospital. Born in Altha, she was a
lifelong resident of the area. She
was a housewife and a member of
the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's
Witness.
Mrs. Tull is survived by her
husband, R. L. Tull of Port St.
Joe, four sons, Gene Pelt and wife
Rita, Steve Pelt and wife Mary,
Dalton Tull, 'Darrell Tull and wife
Rhonda, all of Port St. Joe; one
brother, Woodrow Butler and wife
Syble of Grand Ridge; one sister,
Evelyn Porter and husband Ed of
Panama City; 13 grandchildren;
and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Tull
will be conducted on Friday,
February 14 beginning at 3:00
p.m., E.S.T., at the Kingdom Hall
Jehovah's Witness at 335 Selma
Street in St. Joe Beach, followed
by interment at Holly Hill
Cemetery in Port St. Joe.
Visitation will be held from 12
noon until 2:00 p.m., prior to the
service, at the funeral home.
All arrangements are under
the direction of Gilmore-
.Southerland Funeral Home of ,.
Port St. Joe., 7 ,
Edna M. Davis
Edna M. Davis, 84, of
Melrose, died Saturday, February
7 in Bradford Medical Center after
a brief illness. Born in Stewart,
Georgia, she spent the greater
part of her life in Port St. Joe. She
was a member of the First United
Methodist Church of Port St. Joe,
and had been employed by Civil
Service and the Railroad Depart-
ment of Port St Joe.
Survivors include three sis-
ters, Woodie D. Hughes and Helen
S. Larrick, both of Melrose, and
Ozelle E. Williams of Grand Bay,
Alabama: two brothers. Jennings
Davis of Wewahitchka and Cecil
L. Davis of Leesburg.
The funeral service was held
at 11:00 a.m., E.S.T., Monday at
the. FirstW United Methodist
Church, conducted by Rev. Zedoc
Baster. Interment followed in the
family plot in Holly Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home.
Shellie Hightower
Shellie Hightower, 95. recent
resident of St. Joe Beach, died in
Mobile, Alabama on February 5.
She was a member of the First
Baptist Church of Mexico Beach
and the White City Senior
Citizens.
She is survived by three
daughters and one son, Betty
(Alex) Roach of Mobile, Alabama,
Mary (R. V.) Hilburn of
Chickasaw, Alabama,, Anne .
(Jewell) Hamon of St. Joe Beach,
and Ray (Betty) Hightower of
Houston, Texas; many nieces and
nephews, grandchildren, great-
grandchildren, and. ne great-
great-grandchild.
She was interred at Mobile
Memorial Gardens in the Garden
of Prayer Saturday, February 8 at
11:00 a.m. The family requests
that any memorials be donated to
the church of their choice.

Jereline Brown
Jereline Brown, 61, of Port St.
Joe, died early Thursday morn-
ing, February 6 in Bay Medical
Center in Panama City. She was a
long-time resident of Port St Joe.


She was a faithful member of
Thompson Temple First Born
Church of the Living God where
she served as Deaconess, was a
member of the Senior Choir, and
was Vice-President of Pastor Aid.
No. 1. She was also a member of
O.E.S. Sheba Chapter #13. Mrs.
Brown served many other posi-
tions in the church and commu-


nity.
Mrs. Brown is survived by her
husband, James Brown of Port
St. Joe; two sons, Wayne Russ
and Darrell Brown, both of
Anchorage, Alaska; four daugh-
ters, Cheryl Mount and husband
Derrick of Fayetteville, North
Carolina, Jamie Bolden and hus-
band Dannie of Anchorage;
Jeanette King and husband
Darrell of Jacksonville, and Mary
Brown of Port St. Joe; two sisters,


Idell Williams and Anita Tiller,
both of Port St. Joe; six brothers,
Isiah Smiley, Tynalin Smiley and
wife Wanda, all of Port St. Joe,
Mitchell Smiley and wife Wanda,
Judge Elijah Smiley and wife
Cathy, all of Panama City, Willie
Smiley and wife Leola of
Jacksonville, and Joseph Smiley
and wife Andreameta of
Clearwater; one brother-in-law,
Willie Gene Brown and wife
Carolyn of Titusville; one sister-
in-law, Colleen StallWorth of
Panama City; three nieces raised
by Mrs. Brown, Brenda
Stallworth, Mattie Ruth McNair
and husband Eric and Jeannette
Stallworth; one uncle and two


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aunts.
Funeral services for Mrs.
Brown will be conducted on,
Thursday, February 13 (today) at
2:00 p.m., E.S.T., in the
Thompson Temple *First Born
Church with Junior Bishop Frank
Hagans officiating. Interment will
follow in Forest Hill Cemetery.
All arrangements are under
the direction of Gilmore-
Southerland Funeral Home.

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Beaches VFD
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Gulf County Beaches
Volunteer Fire Department held
its last game of bingo on February
7. They would like to extend a
special "thank you" to all those
who have supported them in the
past and enabled them to pur-
chase equipment to bring the fire
department's standards up.
Due to a lack of participation
and help, they have had to close
their doors. Again, many thanks
to their loyal supporters.


Say You Saw It In The Starsi

Congratulations
SGT. MARK CUTLER
(Gulf County's first D.A.R.E:
Officer)
for successfully completing
F.D.L.E. and the State of
Florida Board of Education
D.A.R.E. Program.
I'm So Proud of You!
Love Forever,
DARLENE CUTLER
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that First Union
National Bank as Ctustodian for D.H. & Associates,
the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed
said certificate for a'tax deed to be Issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in
which t was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 438
Tear of Issuance: 05/25/94
Description of Property: RE#06820-002
Commence at a concrete monument where the
West boundary line of Section 24, Township 9
,South, Range 11 West, Intersects with the
SSouthern boundary right of way line of County
SRoad 30; thence North 86* 36 52" East along
said right of way boundary line for 100.32 feet for
Sthe POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue North
*86 36' 52 East for 100.36. feet; thence South
01- 27 19" West for 538.16 feet to a point on the
approximate mean high water line of the Gulf of
Mexico; thence South 86 54' 47" West along
said approximate mean high water line for 100.32
feet; thence North 01* 27 19" East for 537.64
feet to the Point of Beginning Said parcel of land
lying and being in Section 24, Township 9 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf County Florida, and having an
area of 1.23 acres, more of less.
Subject to: reservations, restrictions, conditions,
limitations and easements of records, If any.
Name in which assessed: Thomas B. Gowen
All of said property being in the County of Gulf,
State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the property described In such
certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the
front door of the Gulf County Courthouse at 11:00
o'clock, AM., E.S.T., on Wednesday, the' 19th day
of March; 1997.
Dated this 4th day of February. 1997.
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA-
By /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
Deputy Clerk
4te, February 13. 20, 27, and March.6, 1997.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that First Union
* National Bank as Custodian for D.H. & Associates,
the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of Issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in
which It was assessed are as follows:
Certifloate No. 442
Year of Issuance: May 25. 1994
Description of Property: (See Attached
Exhibit "A"
Name In which assessed: Mike Maloy
All of said property being In the County of Gulf,
State ofFlorida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the property described In such
certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the
front door of the Gulf County Courthouse at 11:00
o'clock, A.M., E.S.T., on'Wednesday, the 19th day
ofMarch, 1997.
Dated this 4th day of February, 1997.
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
By. /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
Deputy Clerk
EXHIBIT "A"
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Commence at the Northeast
Corner of U. S. Government Lot 3, In Fractional
Section 36, Township 8 South, Range 12 West,
Gulf County, Florida, and thence run S8945'17"E
along the North boundary line of Lot 4, 127.47 feet
to the East R/W line of County Road No. 30-E and
the Point of Beginning; thence continue
S8945"17"E, 1761.83 feet, more or less, to the
approximate mean high water line of St. Joseph's
Bay; thence S14'59'22"E along said mean high
water line 298.15 feet; thence S15*5709"E along
said mean high water line 134.87 feet thence leav-
ing said mean high water line run N89:45'17IW,
1913.82 feet, more or'less, to a pdint on a curve on
the East R/W line of said County Road 30-E, said
curve being concave to the East having a central
angle of856'54" and a radius of 1860.00 feet;
thence Northerly along the arc of said curve for
290.49 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
thence N816'43"E along the East R/W of said
road, 125.16 feet to the Point of Beginning;
LESS 'AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING.
DESCRIBED PARCELS-
PARCEL I. Commence at the Northeast Corner or
U. S Goernment Lot 3. in Fraqjonal Section 36.
Towrship 8 South. Range 12 WesL Gulf County
Florida; thence S89 45 17T' aloig the North line oi
Lot 4 for 642.96 feet o the Point of Beginning:
thence continue S89;45'17-E along said North line
for 730.86 feet; thence S0014'43"W for 417.21
feet; thence N8945'17"W for 730.86. feet; thence
N0014'43"E for 417.21 .feet to.the Point of
Beginning.
PARCEL II: Commence at the Northeast Corner of
Government Lot 4 of Fractional Section 36,
Township 8 South, Range 12 West Gulf County,
Florida, and run S89"45'17"E, 127.92 feet along
the North boundary line of Government Lot 3 to a
point on the Easterly R/W line of County Road 30-
E, said point being the Point of Beginning; thence
continue S8945'17"E, 335.00 feet along the North
boundary of Government Lot 3 to a point; thence
S0014'43"W, 187.52 feet to a point; thence
N8945'617"W 360.45 feet to a point on the Easterly
R/W line of the formerly mentioned County Road
30-E, said point Lying on a-curve concave to the
East; thence Northeasterly along said curve having
Sa radius of 1860.00 feet and a central angle of
01"52'36", an arc distance of 60.92 feet (the chord
of said arc bears N07"20'25"E, 60.91 feet), to the
end of said curve; thence N08*16'43"E, 128.33 feet


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to the Point of Beginning
PARCEL iii: Commence at the Northeast Comer of
Government Lot 3 of Fractional Section 36.
Township 8 South, Range 12 West Gulf County.
Florida, and run S89*45'17"E a distance of
1416.98 feet along the North boundary of
-Government Lot 4 to a point; thence SO 14'43"W
a distance of 100.00 feet to a concrete monument
for the Point of Beginning thence S89045'17'E a
distance of 500.00 feet to a point on the approxi-
mate mean high water line of St. Joseph Bay:
thence S14"59'22"E a distance of 75.00 feet along
said approximate mean high water line to a point:
thence N8945'17-W a distance of 519.71 feet to a
concrete monument: thence N00*14'43"E a dis-
tance of 72.36 feet to the Point of Beginning.
PARCEL IV: Commence at the Northeast Comer of
Government Lot 3, Fractional Section 36,
Township 8 South, Range 12 West. Gulf County.
Florida, and run S8945'17~E. 127.92 feet along
the North boundary line of Government Lot 4 to a
point on the Easterly R/W line of County Road 30-
E; thence continue S8945'17"E. 288.50 feet along
the North boundary of Government Lot 4 to a
point; thence S00*14'43"W, 187.52 feet to the Point
of Beginning; thence, continue S0014'43"W..
184.98 feet to a point on the Northerly boundary of
a 25 foot roadway easement; thence Southwesterly
along a curve concave to the Southwest, having a
radius of 85.42 feet and a central angle of
37"00'39", an arc distance of 55.18 feet to the end
of said curve; thence N89"45'17"W, 164.24 feet
along the North boundary of said easement to a
point: thence N00*19'02"E, 100.0 feet to a point:
thence N89"45'10"W. 107.69 feet to a point on the
Easterly R/W line of the above-mentioned County
Road 30-E, said point Lying on a curve concave to
the Northeast: thence Northeasterly along said
curve having a radius of 1860.0 feet and a central
angle of03*13'08", an arc distance of 104.50 feet to
a point; ,thnce leaving said-iR/W' line; run
S8945'17"~,360.45 feet to the Polnt of Beginning
PARCEL V:.Commence at the Northeast Comer of
U. S. Government Lot 3. In Fractional Secnon 36,
Township 8'South, Range 12 West; Gulf County,
Florida, and thence run .8945'17'E, along the
North boundary line of Lot 4, 127.47 feIr to the
" East R/W of County Road 30-E; thence run
S816'43"W, 125.10 feet to a point on a curve con-
cave Easterly; thence run along said curve with a
radius of 1860.00 feet; through a central angle of
0565'44"4 for an arc length of 165.42 feet (the
chord'ofsald arc being S0543'51'W, 165.36 feet)
to the Fic-nt of Beginning from said Point of
Beginning conunue along said R/W curse with a
radius of 18600 feet. through a central angle of
03"04'54. for an arc length of 100 04 feet (the
chord of said arc being SO 138,32'W. 100.03 feet)
to a point on theNortherly R/W of a proposed 25
foot roadway; thence leaving said County Road No.
30-E run S8945'10"E-along said Northerly R/W
110.0 feet: thence leaving said Northerly R/W run
N0019'02"E. 100.0 feet; thence N8945'10'W.
107.69 feet to the Point of Beginning.
SUBJECT TO: Easements and Reservations of
Record, and operation ofResolution #70-17.
4tc, February 13, 20, 27, and March 6. 1997.
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Board of City
Commissioners 'sitting as the 'Board -of
Adjustments will hold a public hearing Tuesday,
February 18, 1997, to determine if the City will
approve the temporary placement of modular office
space on Florida Coast Paper Company property.
SAll persons are invited to attend this meeting.
Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk
2td, February 6 and 13, 1997.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF bOUNTY. FLORIDA
IN.RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE DIVISION
ROBERT E. PANGMAN,. File Number: 97-04-CP.
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
SThe administration of the estate of ROBERT
E. PANGMAN, deceased, File Number 97-04-CP. is
pending In the Circuit Court for Gulf County.
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which Is
'Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street, Port
St Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the personal
Representative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED. PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is served
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the personal repre-
sentative. vnue. or jurisdiction o this Court are
required to Rie their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is served with-
in three (3) months ater the date of the first publi-
cation of this notice must file their claims with this
CourtWITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
'THE DAE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must ile their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE..
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BELFOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is
Feb. 13, 1997. .
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Charles A. Costin


Sharks Return 10 Varsity Players


It may be the middle of Feb-
ruary, but Shark baseball is al-
ready in the air and practice has
begun.
Head baseball coach Duane
McFarland advised the Kiwanis
Club of this situation Tuesday,
speaking to them and introducing
one of his assistant coaches,
Buck Watford, to the members.
"The Sharks are going to be
loaded this year," coach McFar-
land admitted privately to the
club as he started his talk. "We
may be a little shy on pitching,
but we have 10 or 11 varsity
players returning off last year's'
squad.
'The team also has three
players already selected by colleg-
es and professional scouts in-
specting at least one young ath-
lete on the squad. Ryan Yeager
has already signed with Gulf
Coast college and Bryan Jenkins
and Cameron Likely have signed
with Chlpola to play next season,"
the speaker continued.
"The schedule will be a little
tougher this year than last, with
games against Alachua Santa Fe,
David Academy, Tennessee and.


Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 .;
Telephone: (904) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070
Personal Representative:
Michael A. Bryne
Post OffceBox 13100
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
2tc, February 13 and 20, 1997.


the Kentucky teams who usually
visit us each year," McFarland
pointed out.
The team has several new
things added this year to make
the home games a little more en-
joyable. A new press box has
been added which will allow a
play-by-play commentary of the
games and a musical interlude
between innings.
The team has a new leader
this season, with college and pro-
fessional experience, in the addi-
tion of Buck Watford to the


coaching staff, rounding out the
coaching corps of head coach
McFarland and Christian McCart-
er.
Home games will not begin
this year until March 25, "In or-
der to let most of the cold weath-
er pass on by," according to
McFarland. There will be no miss-
ing classes in order to play a
game this season.
The team will take the play-
ing field 19 times this season;
Some of these appearances will
be multiple games in tourna-


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BID #9697-14
REgUEST FOR PROPOSALS
CDBG ADMINISTRATION OF SUPPLEMENTAL
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
(CDBG) FUNDS FOR RECOVERY FROM
HURRICANE OPAL AND SOUTHEAST
FLORIDA FLOODING
Gulf County hereby requests proposals from
qualified individuals or firms to provide grant -
administration services regarding the Florida
CDBG program administered by the Florida
Department of Community Affairs (DCA) listed
above.
Administrative services will Include complete
management and admnistraion of th above list
ed CDBG, Including but not limited to: timely com-
pletion and filing of ,CDBG application, develop- S
ment of newspaper ad for this CDBG project, pro-
Ject oversight and administration, timely filing of
all reports and funding requests, contracts) evel-
opment for project contractorss, construction
monitoring, financial supervision, development
:and review of required policies and procedures.
anid other services which are a necessary part of
the administration of this CDBG. The scope of sr-
vices required will be those listed in the DCA CDBG
Implementation Manual. Examples of tasks
Include environmental reviews, labor standards
monitoring, and Items listed above.
Fees will be quoted as lump sum for the total
administrative package. Proposal must Indicate a
fee for administration and explanation for the basis
of the fee.
Proposals will be evaluated using the follow-
ing criteria: (1) Available efficiency of e firm due
to proximity of the firm to recipient or other fac- '
tors, 15 points; (2) Past experience of the firm in
successfully administering CDBG projects. 20 :
Points: 13) Reputation of the proposer for credibill-
ty and dependability based on knowledge. refer-
ences, and research. 20 points: (41 Experience with
similar state/federal programs 20 points: 151 CstL
20 points; (6) Certiied Minority Business
Enterprise. 5 points.
Selection will be performed in accordance
with Gulf County's written method for conducting
evaluations and selecting firms.
Proposal will be scored Individually by the
selection committee.
The contract will be awarded to the proposer
who Is determined to be most'advantageous to Gulf
County when all factors are taken Into considera-
tion. Gulf County reserves the right to reject any or
all proposals, and to waive any Irregularities or
Informalities In the proposal process.
Five (5) copies of the proposals, sealed and
labeled "CDBG ADMINISTRATION PROPOSAL",
may be mailed or hand delivered to the Office of the
Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456, on or before 5:00 p.m. EST, March 10,
1997. Proposals delivered after the deadline will
not be considered. Questions concerning the pro-
posals should be directed to Mr. Don Buder. Chief
Administrator. Gulf County. Telephone (904) 229-
8944.
Gulf County is a fair housing, equal oppor-
tunity and handicap responsive Jurisdiction.
Nathan Peters, Jr.
Chairman
2tc, February 13 and 20, 1997.


PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners will hold public
hearings to consider adopting an ordinance with
the following title:
AN ORDINANCE EQOULATING THE PLACE-
MENT OF MOBILE HOMES. RECREATION
VEHICLES AND MODULAR HOMES IN THE
UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF GULF COUN-
TY. FLORIDA PROHIBITING PLACING OF
MOBILE HOMES. RECREATION VEHICLES
AND MODULAR HOMES WITHOUT FIRST hj"
OBTAINING A PERMIT: PROHIBITING THE
OCCUPATION OF MOBILE HOMES. RECRE-
ATION VEHICLES AND MODULAR HOMES
UNLESS THE SAME MEETS CERTAIN CODES
AND STANDARDS SET FORTH HEREIN; PRO-
HIBITING THE INSTALLATION OF ELECTRI-,
CAL SERVICES UNTIL PROPER PERMITS
HAVE BEEN ISSUED; DESIGNATING THE
GULF COUNTY BUILDING OFFICIAL AB THE
ADMINISTRATIVE' AND ENFORCEMENT
OFFICER OF THE ORDINANCE; PROVIDING
FOR FEES FOR PERMITS AND/OR INSPEC-
TION; PRESCRIBING PENALTIES FOR VIO-
LATIONS, AND PROVIDING FOR INJUNCTIVE
RELIEF FROM BAME; PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITY; AND PROVIDING. FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE. .
The first public hearing will be held at 6:05 p.m.,
E.S.T. on February 25, 1997 In the County
Commissioners' meeting' room at the Gulf County
Courthouse in Port St Joe, and the second' and
final public hearing will be held at 6:05 p.m., E.S.T.
on March 11, 1997 in the County Commissioners'
meeting room.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
NATHAN PETERS. JR., CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK
2tc, February 13 and 20, 1997.


There will be a Financial Aid
Workshop in the Media Center at
Port St. Joe High School on Tues-
day, February 18, at 6:30 p.m.
Ms. Judy Davis, Financial Aid Of-
ficer at Gulf Coast Community
f College, will be the featured pre-
senter. She will share general in-
formation regarding applying for
financial aid for post secondary
education and will also be able to
answer specific questions parents
have about their application.
Parents are encouraged to do


Pre-K Health

Fair Scheduled
Gulf District School's Pre-K
and K.I.D.S. are finalizing plans
for their Second Annual Pre-K
Health Fair. The event will take
, place on Thursday, February 20th
from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.,
E.S.T., at the Port St. Joe
Centennial Building.
All interested parents of
preschoolers and preschool chil-
Sdren are invited and encouraged
to attend. You will receive valu-
able information for your family.
and preschool child.


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.
George Duren, owner of the
Piggly Wiggly, is donating all the
tostada chips for the 125 servings
this week. This donation is great-
ly appreciated.
All proceeds will be used to
Spay for meals and transportation.
The cost.of the taco salad will be
S$3.50, which also includes iced
tea and chips.


GC Workforce


Development Board
Jan McDonald, representing
Gulf Coast Community College
J.T.P.A., in Gulf and Franklin
County, is moving to the Depart-
ment of Children and Families
(formerly H.R.S.), located at 201
Monument Avenue (across from
the Port St. Joe Post Office). She
will be there on Monday, Tues-
day, and Friday from 9 a.m. until
5 p.m. For more information call
229-6854.


Downtown

Redevelopment
Members of the Downtown
Redevelopment Committee will
meet on Thursday, February 20 at
6:30 p.m. at the Fire Station in
Port St. Joe.

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their 1996 income tax return as
early as possible since informa-
tion from the tax form is needed'
on the n nahtcial aid application. A
timely financial aid application is
important as colleges have, appli-
cation deadlines and offer aid on
a first come, first served basis.
Parents' attending the Febru-
ary 18 Workshop earn five Gulf
County Scholarship points for
their child.


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About Welfare Reform?

Do You Want to Know How Changes in Florida
Law May Affect Cash Benefits?


The Health and Human Services Board of the Department of
Children and Families, District 2, along with the WAGES (Work and
Gain Economic Self-Sufficiency) Coalition, and&the Department of
Labor and Employment Security will host two public meetings on
the changes in welfare policy in Florida. You are invited to come and.
Learn about these changes, ask questions, and make comments on
welfare to work issues affecting you and your community.
When: February 20, 1997
10 a.m. Noon (Central Time)
OR
6:30-8:00 p.m. (Central Time)
Where: Bay County School Board Meeting Room
The Nelson Building
1311 Balboa Avenue
Panama City, Florida 32401
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PUBLIC NOTICE

The Gulf County Planning/Development Review Board will meet Tuesday,
February 18, 1997 at 10:00 a.m., E.S.T, in the Gulf County Commission Meeting
.Room at the Gulf County Courthouse Complex to discuss the following:

Agenda:
1) Variance Request Bud & Shirley Tindall (Parcel Id # 3198-000)
2) Marina Site Discussion
3) Evaluation and Appraisal Report Discussion

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on the various issues.
Information concerning these items may be obtained from the Planning/Building
Director (904) 229-6111. 1 c, February 13,1997.


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Wewahitchkka Hosting


i Basketball Tourneys


Wewahitchka is hosting the
boys' and girls' District 2A
Tournament this week, February
10 to 14. Both Wewa's girl's and
boy's teams are seeded #I in dis-
trict play and received a bye in the
first round of competition.
The girls opened Wednesday
night vs. Sneads (after press
time). The winner will play the
winner of the Liberty County vs.
Greensboro game on Friday night.
at 6:30 CT for the district title.
The boy's team will play
Thursday night at 8:00 CT
against Liberty County. who beat
Greensboro in the first round. The
winner will advance to the chain-


Gators Win
WEWAHITCHKA 84
POPLAR SPRINGS 52
The Wewahitchka Gators
ended their regular season on a
high note as they prepared to
enter the District 2-2A tourna-
ment. The Gators ended their reg-
ular season play with a record of
15-11 with a win over Poplar
Springs. Wewa controlled the
entire game and outscored Poplar
Springs In all four quarters.
The Gators had four players
in double figures. Cecil Jackson
led all scores with 29 points and
10 rebounds. Justin Jackson fol-
lowed with 14 points while Amp
Hill added 12 points, and 10
rebounds. Chris Edwards pro-
duced 10 points for Wewa.
POP SPRG 13 13 13 13-52
WEWA 25 17 24 18-84
POPLAR SPRINGS-Trim 11.
Pelham -15, Bush 9, Treadmill 14.
Kothman 1, Bollor2.
WEWA-Kain 3, C. Jackson 29,
Hill 12, Edward 10. A. Taunton 7,
Laster 4, J. Jackson 14. J.
Taunton 6.


pionship round Friday night at
8:00 CT. playing the winner of the
Chattahoochee vs. Apalachicola
game Wednesday.
Sneads. Apalachicola. Chat-
tahoochee. Liberty County.
Greensboro and Wewahitchka are
participating in the tourney.


100 Inning Game
Set for Feb. 26-27
The Port St. Joe Sharks base-
ball team will play a one hundred
inning baseball game, used annu-
ally as a fundraiser for the ath-
letes. The players will be seeking
sponsorship or donations for their
efforts during the game. This has
been a good fundraiser and prac-
tice for the team in the previous
years.
The Intersquad game will
begin at 3:30 p.m. and end at
7:30 p.m. on both dates, February
26 and 27. If innings are not com-
plete, the game will resume
Saturday. March I at 10:00 a.m.


KC Free Throw
District Finals
The Knights of Columbus
Council #11572 of Port St. Joe
took the eight winners, five young
men and three young ladies, to
the district finals at the Panama
City Boys Club on February 2nd.
District competition included win-
ners from councils located in
Panama City and Tallahassee.
On Saturday January 25th,
37 young men and women had
taken the first step toward the
state finals of the Knights of
Columbus Annual Free Throwv
Championship. The number of
participants was almost three
times as many as last year. and
the competition was divided into
Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe
competitions. There were a total
of eight winners in age groups 10-
14. for both boys and girls, that
represented Gulf County in the
District Finals.
Prior to the beginning of the
district finals, last year's 10-year-
old boy's state champion, Leonard
Raye Bailey. Jr. of Port St. Joe
was Introduced to the crowd.
Each participant competed
against six to 10 others in a best
of 25 free throw contest. After all
the shots were made. Port St Joe
had two young men who would
advance to the regional level. As
the result of a five free throw
shoot-out after a tie, Leonard
Raye Bailey, Jr.. advanced to the
regional I1-year-old competition.
and in a less dramatic final. Cody
Paris of Port St. Joe advanced to
the regional 12-year-old competi-
tion.
Each year competition Is held
for ages 10 through 14 for both


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Crosby

Doyle Crosby inked a letter of
intent to play football under
scholarship for Vanderbilt
University last Wednesday.
His mother, Deborah, and
father, John, looked on as Doyle
signed the official scholarship
documents in the Port St. Joe
High School conference room.
Principal Wes Taylor (left) and'
head football coach, Athletic
Director Chuck Gannon also wit-
nessed the signing.
Mrs. Crosby expressed her
thanks to the school system and
the community for their support
and involvement during Doyle's
high school playing experience.
Vanderbilt is a member of the
Southeastern Conference, located
in Nashville, Tennessee, and is
well know for its academic excel-
lence.
Doyle played both tght end
and defensive end for the Sharks
football team, and will play for
Florida as a tight end in the annu-
al Florida/Georgia game this
summer. Other honors received
during his senior season as a'
Shark were: Channel 13 Scholar
Athlete; Tallahassee Democrat
Player of the Week: named to the
first team Big Bend defensive
squad; first team 3A All State
defense; FACA District Two first
team defense.'
He was also selected by his
: fellow teammates as the Offensive
Player of the Year for the Sharks.
and was named a team captain by
the other Shark players.

Sharks In

District Play
PSJ 40. QUINCY 51
Despite Saturday's loss to
Quincy. which is a top 10 team in
Class 4A. the Port SL Joe Tiger
Sharks ended their regular sea-
son with a record of 25-3 and
ranked #1 in Class 3A.
,Tyson Pittman led the Tiger
Sharks' offense with 12 points.
James Daniels and Brian Jenkins
each followed with 10 points.
Port St. Joe is the top seed in
District 2-3A and will play
Thursday night at 6:30 against
Blountstown at Florida High's
gym.
Florida High's gym will proba-
bly not seat 700 like the state
requires, so Tiger Shark fans
need to get there real early to
pack the gym before all seats
are taken.
SHANKS-Butler 10, Walker 4.
Marshall 7, Hollman 18,
Lockwood 10, Fryson 2.
PSJ-Daniels 10, Jones 2,
,Jenkins 10. Roulhac 2, Pittman
12, Likely 4. .


Wewa Dixie Youth
B'Ball Registration
The Wewahitchka Dixie youth
Baseball program will hold regis-
tration for all eight to 12 year old
youth who want to play baseball.
Registration will be Thursday.
February 13 from 5:30 to 7:30
p.m. at the Community Center.
Parents should bring their
child for uniform sizing and new
players need to bring a copy of
their birth certificate. The regis-
tration fee will be $35.00 for each
first child and $30.00 for each
additional player. Please contact
Andy Thomas at 639-5274 if you
have any questions.


male and female contenders.
Karl Bowen. Grand Knight of
the local council said, "All of the
boys and girls who participated in
the district finals and the local
competition are winners to us.
They represented Gulf County's
finest young men and women."
The next level of competition
will involve the winners from all
the districts in the Panhandle and
will occur on March 2nd at the
Panama City Boys Club at 1:00
p.m., C.S.T.


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I Seated, from left, are Deborah, Doyle, and John Crosby. Standing are Port St.'Joe High School's
principal, Wes Taylor (left) and athletic director, Chuck Gannon (right).


Preble-Rish Classic On Tap


The second annual Preble-
Rish Classic will officially kick off
the 1997 baseball season for both
the Wewahitchka Gators and Port
St. Joe Sharks Thursday and
Friday of this week at
Wewahitchka's baseball field.
What better way to start the
season than with two of the
state's best AA and AAA teams in
1996, Wewa and SL Joe, renewing
their county rivalry in the night-
cap of the twin billing (6:00 CT)
Asset for Thursday's opening round.


Girls Softball
All girls, between the ages of
eight and 12, that have signed up
to play softball need to meet
Sunday. February 16th at 2 p.m.
on the softball fields behind Port
St. Joe High School for drafts.
Also. Saturday, February
15th, there will be a softball clin-
ic held on the same fields from 9
a.m. until 12 noon. The clinic is
being conducted by Susan
Painter, head softball coach at
Gulf Coast Community College.
All girls, between the ages of
eight and 12, that will be playing
in the league this year are encour-
aged to participate in this clinic, If
at all possible.
Additionally, for everyone's
information, the girl's "Day of
Softball" will be held on Saturday,
March 15th.
If you have any questions.
please contact Katrina Etheridge
at 229-6632.


PSJH Project

Grad Meeting
There will be a meeting of all
parents involved in planning
1997's Project Graduation for this
year's graduates of Port SL Joe
High School on Monday, February
17th. The meeting will begin at 7
p.m. in the school's Commons
Area. Everyone is urged to attend.

DYB/Dixie Boys
Umpires Sought
The Dixie Youth Baseball and
Dixie Boys Baseball Leagues are
looking for responsible peop' 16
years old and older to umpire in
the 13-14 11-12 9-10 and 7-8
year old baseball leagues in Port
St. Joe. Umpires will be paid at
competitive fees.; Call Mark
Manley at 229-8451, after 8:00
p.m.. to sign up.


Both Wewa and St. Joe
advanced to the elite eight in the
state finals last season and will
get the opportunity to measure up
against each other in the opening
round of the tournament.
McClay High School
(Tallahassee) and last year's
defending Preble-Rish Classic
champion Bay High will open the
tournament playing at 3:00 CT on
Thursday. McClay Is a perennial
AA powerhouse while Bay High
(6A) returns several starters from
a strong 1996 squad.
The four team two day tour-
nament will conclude on Friday
with a consolation game at 3:00.
CT between the two losing teams
from Thursday's action and the
championship game at 6:00 pair-
Ing the previous day's winning
teams.
Wewahitchka's head baseball
coach. Jay Kearce, said plenty of
drinks and food will be available
at the concession stand and
Sharks to Host
Alumni Game
The Port St. Joe Sharks base-
ball team will host Its annual
alumni game Saturday, February
22 at 1:00 p.m. All alumni are
encouraged to participate and
visit and to also see the changes
made throughout the baseball
facility. Any questions, call Duane
McFarland at 227-7245.


. Invites everyone out to enjoy two
evenings full of baseball.

Middle School
Lady Hoopsters'

Perfect Season!
Congratulations are due the
young Sharks on the Port St. Joe
Middle School girls' basketball
team on their just completed per-
fect season The girls' team fin-
ished their season with an
unblemished record of 12 wins
and no losses.
They accomplished this feat
by facing the Carrabelle High
School Varsity, Mosley High
School Jr. Varsity. Wewahitchka
High School Jr. varsity. North
Florida Christian Jr. Varsity.
Trinity Middle ofTallahassee, and
Wakulla Middle School of
Crawfordville teams.
This year's players included
Tynetta Towner, Bonnie Belin,
Evette Gant, Veronica Atkins,
Leann Motley. Angela McDowell,
Brittany Reeves, Misty Butler,
Kim Williams, Jessica Seymour,
Tanya Varnum, Rachel Geogha-
gan. Tasmin Nickson, and Amy
Canington.. -
The successful lady hoopsters
were under the coaching guidance
of Jim Belln and Benny Roberts.
Also, special thanks to Margaret
Ellmer for her hard work and ded-
ication to the team.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 13, 1997 PAGE 1B


Geoge Cre ell RoaryClu


Old St. Joseph Lived and Died With Railroad


First In Florida, Second in Nation; Established


[George Core, Gulf County his-
torian, spoke. to the Rotary Club
last Thursday, relating some of
the history of the area.
Core collected his facts from
official documents and maps dur-
ing his career as Gulf County's
Clerk of the Court.
Core's story related how old
St. Joseph came into being, only to
last less than a decade before dy-
ing again. Here is his story.]
BURIED IN THE MUD!
Some history of Gulf County
is buried in the mud and sand of
the Apalachicola River and just
vanished 'into nowhere, like
smoke.
Has everyone heard of a town
called Iola? It is located on the


Apalachicola River three miles
south of the Calhoun/Gulf
County line and three miles from
downtown Wewahitchka.
lola was first known as Ten-
nessee Landing. Back in the early
1800's, there were numerous
landings on the Apalachicola and
Chattahoochee Rivers from Co-
lumbus, Georgia to Apalachicola
and from Albany, Georgia on the
Flint River.
River traffic back then was
just like the early railroads. They
stopped anywhere there was
freight or passengers.
There were also several boat
landings along the Chipola River
as far up as Abe's Springs, which
was the county seat of Calhoun
County during this time.


TENNESSEE LANDING
There was a landing 1 1/2
miles south" of Tennessee Landing
called Kentucky Landing, another
landing two miles north of Ten-
nessee Landing called the Broth-
ers Landing. .. .
These three landings show us -
that area of our county was an
.important one with people, busi-
ness, farming, etc.
Now, something new has
happened to this area. What was
it? A railroad that would bring
new business and new jobs.
We know some of the story of
the St. Joseph and Iola Railroad,
but look at some of this story that
perhaps we have forgotten and
maybe we have never heard this
part of the story.


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place?
During the early 1830's the
area of the Chattahoochee and
Apalachicola River Valley extend-
ing far out into Alabama and
Georgia was in a high state of
business and trade development.
Because of Apalachicola's loca-
tion on this river system, that city
was getting all of the shipping
trade from upriver and had estab-
lished itself as a solid port for the
cotton export trade and imports
from the New England states and
European countries.,
IMPORTANT RIVER
The Apalachicola River sys-
tem was fifth in commercial im-
portance in the United States at
this time, Important businessmen
with big money got together in St.
Jbseph and said, "Let's take that
cotton trade away from Apalachi-
cola". The answer was affirmative,
and they decided to build a canal
from Lake Wimico to St. Joseph,
or to build a railroad from St. Jo-
seph to Depot Creek. and then
get the steamboats to detour Apa-
lachicola, come through Lake
Wimico and on to the landing at
the railroad docks.
They did just that. They orga-
nized the St Joseph and Lake
Wimico Canal Company in 1830,
with their plans to get started dig-
ging a canal. For some reason
this plan was abandoned, but an-
other started in 1836,with a char-
ter issued to Lake Wimico and St.
Joseph Canal and Railroad Com-
pany to construct a railroad line.
Work had already begun in Octo-
ber or November 1835 and com-
pleted September 5, 1836.
Three hundred people made
the Inaugural trip on the new
Railroad. It covered eight miles in
the short period of 25 minutes.


Truly a marvel of speed and engi-
neering! There were 12 cars that
v'ere pulled by a new Baldwin lo-
comotive.
ON TO IOLAI
This was a great accomplish-
ment, but it flunked out, so these
investors said, "We can still get
the cotton business if.we build a
railroad to Tennessee Landing on
the Apalachicola. The vote was,
"Let's do it". The new railroad was
completed sometime in 1839 and
they named this one the St. Jo-
seph & Iola Railroad. It was a
very expensive project at
$300,000.
The Tennessee Landing be-
came the town of Iola. This was
the first time anyone could cross
the Chipola River in anything but
a boat. Crossing this -river was
considered an engineering marvel
of achievement. No one had done
that before, as this was the sec-
ond railroad in the United States.
It took 1/2 hours to make a
trip from lola to St. Joseph, about
36 miles.
St. Joseph would not allow a
locomotive steam engine tb pass
into the city limits, west of Cherry
Street, wherever that was, be-
cause of the fire hazard. There-
fore, the railroad cars were cut
loose from the engine and pulled
to the bayshore railway terminus
by teams of mules.
BUSTED IN 1840
Business was good at first,
but in 1840 the bottom fell out of
the cotton market and the rail-
road abandoned operations in
1840.
This was a sad day for Iola
and St. Joseph. All railroad prop-
erty, the rails, two locomotives,
freight cars and everything else
were sold at bankruptcy auction


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by the U. S. Marshall, Peter W.
Gautier, Jr. (Gautier was owner
of the now defunct St. Joseph
Times).
What did Iola do without its
railroad and steamboat?
The railroad people moved
out, but the orange groves contin-
ued until sometime in the early
1900's when a deep freeze killed
all of the orange trees.
Roads were beginning to open
up throughout south Florida and
the orange business moved
south.
TWO IOLA LOCATIONS
By the turn of the century,
two settlements with the same
name--ola-were located just a
couple of miles apart.
In the 1900's, the steamboat
business was prospering on the
Chattahoochee, Flint and Apa-
lachicola Rivers, utilizing the Iola
Landing located on the Apalachi-
cola River, as they did during the
cotton shipping hey-dey, during
the days of old St. Joseph.
A second Iola was located on
the eastern shore of the Dead
Lakes, a couple of miles from the
first lola. Hunting and fishing in
the Dead Lakes area was the
best. Three hotels at the Iola, lo-
cated on the Dead Lakes, were
kept busy by sportsmen from
Georgia and Alabama for the next
20 years.
The Humber Hotel was still
standing in 1949 but had been
deserted.
Today there are three club-
houses at lola, the La-West Club,
Muscogee Fishing Club and the
Thronateeska Fishing Club,
named after the Thronateeska
steamboat that made many trips
from Columbus, Georgia to Iola.
There is much more history.


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Wewahitchka

Elementary

News...
SBy Linda Whitfield


January Hoopla
I'm a little.late in reporting,
but the January Hoopla commit-
tee was not late in treating the
staff to delicious goodies in the
Media Center. A special guest,
Superintendent Kelley, was here
to join us. Thanks to: Joe Walker,
Lori Price, Debbie Baxley, Becky
Birmingham, Sue McDaniel,
Renee Forehand, and Diane
Atchinson for providing sweets
galore, vegetables, chips, and
plenty of good ole Pepsi.
Don't Let It Fester
Parents or anyone, if you
have a gripe at someone here at
our school, come on down and
talk about it Don't let it fester
and grow. All-of us have your
child's best interest at heart and
have as a common goal the total
education of your child, not just
academics, but a well-adjusted
child too. Our number is 639-
2476.
Dr. Horvat is Here Again
Thank goodness for CA.R.E.
(Chemical Addiction Recovery
Effort). Dr. Horvat is here at WES
this time with our sixth graders.
The third graders really enjoyed
his teachingg and I'm sure the
sixth did too.
Sympathy to the Tremain
Family
Dr. Bidwell and the entire
staff of WES would like to extend
its sympathy to the Tremain fam-
ily in the loss of Rev. Wilbur L.
Tremain. He was the father-in-
law of former third grade teacher,
Linda Tremain.
Thank You to David and
Betty Rich
A big thanks to David and
Betty Rich for the shopping carts
donated to our school. We needed
a couple to transport playground
equipment around the campus,
and our needs were met. Thanks
again!
"Free Throw" Winners
Announced
Congratulations to the "Free
Throw" winners in last Saturday's
competition. WES winners:
Lindsey Miller and Brandi


Williams. These students have the
opportunity to go on to the next
level of competition in Panama
City. We appreciate the efforts of
all the students who participated,
the KofC members, especially the
Grand Knight, Karl H. Bowen.
District Basketball Tourney
WHS will be hosting the girls'
and boys' district tournaments
beginning Monday. Gold cards-
will not be accepted, since this is
district play-offs. Good luck.
Teacher Inservice
Students will have a little hol-
iday on the 27th & 28th as teach-
ers will be attending inservice
activities.
Congratulations
Congratulations to the follow-
ing fourth and fifth grade stu-
dents who qualified for the Duke
University Talent Identification
program: (Fourth) David
McDonald, Tiffany Laird, Jacob
Jackson, Courtney Bremer, Sam
Boyd, Crystal Bakes, Charlie
Wreath, Tommy Turner, Will
Strange, Kayla Rich, Bryant
Thomas, Jill Pippin, Brandi Little,
Daryl Knee, Holly, Gray, Candice
Gordon, Jade Gaskin, Sheiletta
Fisher, Britney Grice, Nathan
Grimes, Dustin Lillie and Melissa
Sanders; (Fifth) Laura, Husband,
Kyle Hall, Sean Burch, Dawn
Hall, Hunter Nunnery, Darnell
Ward,, Jessica .Wells, and Fritz
Stoppelbein.
Teachers Go To Calhoun
County for Training
The rules have changed'
somewhat. Now if one, ever
expects to have a student teacher
in one's classroom, one needs to
be specially trained. Anyhow, a
group from WES (Alisa Walker,
Sue McDaniel, April Bidwell,
Tracy Bowers, and Linda
Whitfield), along with Betty
Bidwell will travel to Blountstown
to participate in the training.


From the Principal of


Wewahitcl


High Sch

by Larry A. Math
COMMUNICATIONS GAP-
Probably the most difficult
problem we encounter Is commu-
nicating with parents. I guess the
only consistent method Is to mail
info to parents, which Is not a
very reliable way of reaching
many people. Sometimes local
merchants assist by putting our
messages on their signs, but
again, this is not always possible,
and still may not reach many par-
ents.
Then there is the old
tried/true method-depend on
students to carry either a verbal
or a written message home to par-
ents. Usually this works well in
elementary school, but our expe-
rience shows that there is an
unwritten rule starting at the sev-
enth grade: "Thou shall not inform
your parents about anything
involving school!"
All that was said to point out
that our Open House, to pick up
progress reports was not as' well
attended as we had hoped, at
least when compared to the excel-
lent attendance we have experi-
enced at our Fall Open House. I
guess it was because our stu-


Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
FEBRUARY 17- 21

MON-Chicken Sandwich,
French Fries, Buttered Corn,
Bread, Milk, and Cake.
TUES-Meatloaf, Rice, Tur-
nips, Cornbread, and Milk.
WEDS-Fish Nuggets, Cab-
bage, Northern Beans, Roll,
and Milk.
THURS-Spaghetti, Tossed
Salad, Green Beans, Bread,
and Milk.
FRI-Corn Dog, Macaroni &
Cheese, English Peas, Fruit,
Milk, and Cake.


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dents didn't carry the message
inviting parents to come. So, the
balance of the reports were given
to students Friday.
The next question is, "Did
your student give you :his/her
progress report?" It is important
that you see them. Ask for them,
and if you need to, call the high
school for copies.
S Our students at the eighth
and tenth grade levels took the
writing assessment test last week.
When the results are available. I'll
let you know the results.
Now, in the coming weeks,
they face a field test of the new
FCAT test and later the CTBS
test. It all has a purpose, but just
keeping up with all of it is a job..
I hope you were able to attend
-the financial aid workshop at
WHS earlier this week (Tuesday
night). There was a communica-
tion problem there also, with the
district basketball tournament
taking up most of our sign space,
so that this info never made it to
the sign. Sorry-we'll do better
next time-but we have announce
it to the students and I know
they'll pass it on to parents ll
Plan ahead,' parents-the
February Inservice days are
February 27 and 28, making a
long weekend. Then, remember
that Easter is early this year,
March 30, and Spring Holidays
are the five days following Easter.
I hope by the time you read
this you can plan to see both
WHS teams in the semi-finals and
finals of the district basketball
tournament, which runs from
February 10 to 14. Our boys
opened Wednesday night at 8,
and our girls open Thursday night
(tonight) at 6. Two games each
night, starting at 6, and admis-
sion each night is $4.00. Sneads,
Chattahoochee, Liberty County,
Apalachicola, Greensboro, and
Wewahitchka will participate.
Have a great week!


Port St. Joe Middle School held their Third Annual National Money, Brittany Reeves, Anna Kate Reynolds, Andrew Shoaf,
Junior Beta Club induction last Thursday, February 6. Shown in Tanashia Rouse, Andrew Tuten, Heidi Wells, Laura Wendt, and
the first row, from left, are: (PSJES Charter Members) Julia Jarrod Wester; and, (PSJMS 96-97 Members) Kristen Abrams,
Comforter, James Daniels, Susan Ellmer, Patrick Fitzgerald, Benjamin Ashcraft, Bonnie Belin, Stephanie Blackmon, and Matt
Margaret Gibson, Jolie Hogan, Contessia Layfield, Christopher Caswell. Third row, from left are: Nicholas Comforter, Jennifer
Perrin, Jennifer Raffield, Bryan Thomas, Aaron Watson, and Craig, Amber Daniels, Amber Davis, Becki Earley, Angela
Tyler Weimorts. Second row, from left are: (PSJMS New Members) McDowell, Karissa Thomas, Tanya Varnum, Leslie White, and
Mary Amerson, Ashley Bryan, Elizabeth Curry, Robert Dykes, Joshua Todd. A reception for the inductees and their families
Leslie Barley, John-Patrick Floyd, Rachel Geoghagan, Maclain was held in the student activity room following the program.
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By Tanya Varnum"
"STUDENTS OF THE WEEK"
This week's "Student of the

'96-'97


Shark 7
By: Karen Thomas
Congratulations to the boy's
varsity basketball team on their
victories over Rutherford and
Bay. The Sharks suffered a
defeat by the Class 4-A Quincy
Shanks team on Saturday night.
Good luck guys on the rest of
your games.
Any senior who
plans to apply for
the Leadership
Scholarship at Troy
State University
needs to notify Mrs.
Witten as soon as
possible.
If you are
applying for the
Blue Key Scholar-
ship from the
University of Flor-
ida, don't forget the deadline to
turn your application in is
February 17.
If you plan to take the ACT
at.Port St. Joe High on April 12,
the application deadline is
March 14. The deadline for the
May 3 SAT at Port St. Joe High
is March 28.


The


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Congratulations to'our Faith
Christian School Spelling Bee
winner, Ashley Smith. Ashley is in
Mrs. Moate's fifth grade class and
is the granddaughter of Sondra
and Bill Ballew of Mexico Beach.
Rebekah. Peterson, daughter of
Mr. & Mrs. Roy Peterson of White
City is the alternate.
We also want to commend our
students who qualified for the TIP
and MAP programs of Duke
University. They are Renee
Vinson, Brandi Jones, Jamie
SDavis, Audrey Cobb, Laura Seay,
Mark Vinson, Rachel Bixler and
Ashley Smith. Both programs are
for academic achievers and are for
encouragement and direction for
their future educational plans.
Each year Faith Christian
School participates in the DAR
Essay Contest for grades five
through eight. All students are
expected to research and write an
essay on the designated subject.
This enhances knowledge of U.S.
history and improves research
and writing skills for every stu-
dent, so each is a "winner" in that
way.
Several of our students


Week" for the seventh grade is Tee
Rouse. Way to go!
SPELLING BEE
The Port St.- Joe Middle
School Spelling Bee was held on
Monday, February 10 and Andy
Shoaf was the winner. Congratu-
lations, Andy .
FEBRUARY-CALENDAR OF
EVENTS
14 Valentine's Dance
Valentine's Pictures
17 Seventh Grade :Wheel
Change
21 Middle School Baseball
Game in Carrabelle at 4:30
27 No School for Students,


Attention parents: There will
be a Financial Aid Workshop
held at 6:30 p.m. on February
18 in the Media Center. You will
earn five .(5) Gulf County
Scholarship points for your
child if you attend.
Congratulations
to Doyle Crosby for
being chosen to play
for Florida as a tight
end in the Flor-
4 -: ida/Georgia game
this summer. He
has also recently
signed with Vander-
bilt University in
Nashville, Tennes-
see. We're proud of
you Doyle.
Students-run out of school
supplies? Come and visit
"Shark's Cove". It's open every
morning.
Don't have time for break-
fast? Buy a fresh doughnut from
the P.O.P.S, Club every Friday
morning.
Have a good weekend!




Lion's Tale
News Column
'aith Christian School
placed in the Gulf-Franklin
County competition. In fifth
grade, first place went to Rachel
Bixler, second place to Ashley
Smith and third to Jenna Teat. In
grade six, second place went to
Brandon Lyles and third place to
Katie Geoghagan. In grade seven,
Renee Vinson was the first place
winner and in eighth grade
Jessica Tarpley came in first and
Rebekah Peterson won second
place.
We know that these essays
take extra time and effort for the
teachers and parents, as well as
the students. We also appreciate
the use of our public library.
The work involved reminds us
of a special Bible verse-"Study to
show thyself approved unto God,
a workman that needeth not to be
ashamed, rightly dividing the
word of truth." II Timothy 2:15. Of
course, this is in reference to
learning God's word, but all
learning requires earnest and
persevering effort.
A big Welcome. to Rev. Bill
Taylor who is visiting with us at
school Monday and Tuesday.
Please come by to meet him.


Teacher Inservice
28 No School for Students,
Teacher Inservice
Middle School Baseball
Game vs. Apalachlcola at
home at 5:00
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
By: Chris A. Earley
SEX RESPECT
The State of Florida has man-
dated that a course in human
sexuality be taught to all eighth
grade students during the current
school year. Our school board has
selected "Sex Respect, The Option
of True Sexual Freedom," as the
curriculum and text for Gulf
County students.
Port St. Joe Middle School
has elected to teach this .course
through the social studies classes
beginning Monday, March 3 for
10 consecutive school days allow-
ing for the administration of the
F.C.AT.
Parents and students will be
given a book to keep during the
two week course. The parent's
edition has six pre-pages that are
"For Parents Only". These are
intended to provide parents with


information concerning intended
outcomes of this course: good
attitudes, values, stronger fami-
lies, responsibilities in dating, etc.
Both books will be, available for
viewing through my office before
the course is taught:
If you do not wish for your
child to participate in this
instructional program, please
notify the school in writing as
soon as possible so that alterna-
tive plans can -be made for the
child.
We believe, that the "Sex
Respect" curriculum is very Infor
mative, tastefully presented and
necessary to the education, of our
students. Should you have any
questions, please call me at 227-
3211.
Booklets and letters will be
sent to each parent on
Wednesday. February 12.
GIRL'S BASKETBALL
The Port St. Joe Middle
School girl's basketball team com-
pleted an unblemished 'season
with their-defeat on the Mosley
J.V. last Thursday, February 6.
Congratulations for our first
undefeated season in any sport.


Bulldog News

Port St. Joe Elementary School


Students Of The Week
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week" Kayla
Carr, Mason Adkison, Andrew
Canington. Tiffany Bruhn,
Michelle Mathews, Allison
Walther and Kristen Garcia.
Congratulations Jessica
Congratulations to Jessica
Ford. She won the 10-year-old
division of the Free Throw compe-
tition sponsored by the Knights of
Columbus! Jessica made six of 10
shots and she came in second in
the county. What a shooter!
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).
Parenting After Divorce
The Gulf County Guidance
Clinic will offer a class entitled
"Parenting After Divorce" on
Saturday, February 15 from 9:00
a.m. until .noon at the Gulf
County Guidance Clinic.
.Interested parents are asked to
register at 227-1145.
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 Wednesday, February 19
and 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.
Pre-K Health Fair
Gulf District School Pre-K
and K.I.D.S. are planning their
second annual Pre-K Health Fair.
The event will take place on
Thursday, February 20th from
10:00 until 1:00, EST, at the Port
St. Joe Centennial Building. All
interested parents of preschoolers
and preschoolers are invited to
attend. You will receive valuable


information for your family and
preschool child.


By:Jo Hernandez Highland View Elementary
ATTENTION 6th Grade
Parents .. .
In order for your child to
enter the seventh grade, the fol-
lowing immunization require-
ments must be met:
1. Hepatitis B-This is a series of
three shots that will require six
months to complete.
2. Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
(MMR).
3. Diphtheria/Tetanus (DT)
booster.
If you have not started this
series of shots, you may contact
the Gulf County Health Depart-
ment at 227-1276 for an appoint-
ment.
Rock-A-Thon ...
The fourth and fifth graders
will be rocking on Saturday,
February 15 from 10 a.m. until 10
p.m. to help raise the money nec-
essary for their field trip to St.
Augustine in April. Please support
them when they approach you for
a donation, or if you'd like to
donate a lump sum, that would
be acceptable as well.
School Advisory Council .
The School Advisory Council
will meet on February. 18th at
5:30 p.m. in the school lounge.
Everyone is encouraged and wel-
come to attend.
Blue Caps .
Please continue to send in
your Blue Caps for Pepsi. the
response so far has been very
slow. We need to collect as many
as possible to be turned in for
money to purchase additional
playground' equipment for the
school. The upper grades (4-6) are
currently leading the race in col-
lection amounts. Get busy and
send in your caps.
No School-Inservice Days .
The teachers throughout the
county will be involved in inser-
vice days on February 27th and
28th. There will be no school on
these days.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 13, 1997 PAGE 3B


SPlanning a Tomato Crop This Spring? Consider Florida Varieties


Tomatoes Are a Favorite Crop of Gardens of All Sizes Because


They Are So Easy to Grow and Cultivate


Now that the Spring J1997
mail order seed company catalogs
are arriving at street addresses all
over Florida on a daily basis, gar-
deners are faced with the problem
(actually it is fun) of making selec-
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in their garden--space. Since the
favorite item, is still the tomato,
some special- help for choosing
what kinds of tomatoes get the
space this year seems appropii-
ate.
Most gardeners buy trans-
plants at garden supply centers,
so are somewhat "locked" by what
varieties are available at planting
time. However, probably 15-25%
S start from seed purchased
through catalogs or seed racks.
Now Is the time for these latter
gardeners to buy seeds, either to
sow right away In seed
beds/seedling containers, or to
have on hand at the proper sow-
ing time.
Florida-Bred Varieties
Because Florida is such an
important state in the commercial
production of tomatoes (crop val-
ued at over $700 million In 1991-
92 season), there have been many
outstanding varieties developed
and released by the University of
Florida over the years. Seeds of
many of .these "native" old
favorites are still available, along
with the newer releases.
Here are. some that are still
offered for sale to gardeners.
Since these are custom "designed"
t, for Florida's unique- climate and
growing conditions, gardeners
might be wise to include some of
these along with some other
favorites such as "Better Boy",
which like most Florida garden-
ers, has become a "native" by
acclimation.
Suggested University of
Florida Varieties
Large FPruitin
Flora-Dade: A determinate
variety that sets a large number of
medium size fruits ready to pick
beginning 75 days from trans-
planting. Resistant to verticillium
and fusarium wilt.
Floramerica: Good determi-
nate. disease resistant variety
adapted throughout the state.
Early fruit (70 days) are over one
pound each. Susceptible to root-
knot nematodes.
,Hdyslip: Similar to Flora-
Dade, but with improved yields of
medium size fruits (80 days).
Manalucle: A leading commer-
Pcial staking variety In the 1950's.
Fruits are big, with a distinctive
blossom-end "stitch". Gardeners
S also like it (80 days).
Manapal: An old favorite stak-

Marine Patrol
Nabs Litterers
Investigators: from the
S Panama City office of the Florida
'Marine Patrol have made 22
arrests since the beginning of the
year for environmental crimes. In
addition to these arrests, one
truck and one boat have been
seized.
The most recent arrest was
made Sunday when two local men
were arrested for felony littering.
Robert Eason of Fountain and
Richmond Towles of Panama City
were observed dumping a truck
load of yard debris in woods off
Highway 22. ,Both were charged
with felony liffttering and booked
into the Bay countyy Jail.
Littering is classified as a
third degree felony if the litter is a
hazardous waste, is more than
100 cubic feet in volume, is more
than 500 pounds in weight, or is
dumped for commercial purposes.
Felony charges were made in
this arrest because of the litter's


volume and the litter was being
dumped for commercial purposes,
as the truck was found registered
to the owner of Larry's Tree
Service. Felony littering carries a
maximum sentence of five years
A) in jail and/or a fine of up to
$5,000.


ing variety popular in fields/
greenhouses during the 1960's.
Fruits earlier (75 days) and a little
smaller than Manalucie.
Solar Set: Determinate wilt
resistant variety that is noted for
setting fruit in warmer conditions
than for most other varieties.
Fruits are medium size (70 days).


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Suncoast: Medium size fruits
Share deep red inside, uniform, and
sweet flavored. Wilt resistant and
determinate (75 days). Released
especially for gardeners.
Tropic: Long vines needs sup-
port for the heavy yields of fairly-
large red fruits (80 days). t'
Resistant to fusarium wilt and


certain other diseases.
Walter: produces smooth red
fruit that ripen well after harvest.
Resistant to Fusarium wilt (races
1 and 2). Determinate (75 days).
Small Fruiting
Forida Basket: Best for con-
tainer culture, produces sweet,
red one-inch diameter fruits in 70


days.
.Floragold Basket: Also for
containers such as hanging bas-
kets. These tiny plants produce
golden colored cherry size fruits.
Micro Tom: Billed as the
"world's smallest", this tiny toma-
to plant is only six inches tall,
with delicious tiny red, tomatoes.


Great for container, and in the
landscape.
I have checked with our local
garden centers concerning them
stocking a supply of these vari-
eties. They all have committed to
stocking :.these recommended
varieties providing they can locate
a source of plants.


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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 13, 1997


Revival Services Beginning Wednesday At


First Church of the Nazarene, Thru the 16th


Reverend Ben E. Hill


Ilse Newell Hosts


Boys' Choir Sunday


The Ilse Newell Fund for the
Performing Arts of the
Apalachicola Area Historical
Society is honored to present the
Tallahassee Boys' Choir on
Sunday, February 16 at 2:45 and
at 4 p.m. at Trinity Church. The
matinee at 2:45 is free to children
in school, church, or family
groups, accompanied by teachers
or parents. The second concert at
is for regular attendees and sup-
porters of the Fund. Admission
for this concert is by donation of
$2 for adults, $1 for students or
by membership card.
Founded on August 16, 1995,
by the Florida State University
SSchool of Social Work, the choir is
an outreach program for males.
ages 12 to 18. Its mission is to
promote habits, attitudes, and
values consistent with the physi-
cal, mental and social well-being
of its members. Its purposes are
to foster academic excellence,
build character and self esteem,
develop interpersonal skills, real-


Ize positive potential, and acquire
skills for the future
Under the direction of Earl
Lee, Jr., Bachelor Music Educa-
tion and Master in Social Work
(MSW) from Florida State
University, the choir of some sixty
voices is comprised of youngsters
mostly from single family homes.
A grant from the Jessie Ball
duPont Foundation helped start
the choir. Along with the strong
support of Dean Diane
Montgomery (School of. Social
Work), the school went to work to
provide the young people some-
thing to do besides serving a term
in "boot camp." by engaging in
meaningful prevention work in
the field of juvenile issues
"instead of just picking up broken
pieces."
Music on. Sunday's program
will include. "Sometimes I Feel
Like a Motherless Child," -Deep
River." "A Change is Gonna Come."
and sacred music.


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311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD

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EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM EST
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102 THIRD STREET. PORT ST. JOE
Worship Service 8:30 am
Sunday School 9:45 am
Worship Service 11:00 am
SDisciple Training 6:00 pm
Sf Evening Worship ..................7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...6:30 pm
Gary Smith Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minister of Music & Youth ,



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ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
r+-7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET).
+++ Sunday School 9:45
SST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor





We Want You To Be
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BIBLE STUDY 9:45 a.m. EVENING WORSHIP .......... 7:00 p.m.
MORNING WORSHIP..................11:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH TRAINING ..................5:45 p.m.
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avpnue
DANIEL W. DUNCAN BUFORD COX
Pastor Minister of Music


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Oliver F. Taylor
Visitation Minister, First
United Methodist Church


Valentine's


Day

Valentine's Day is a
day set aside for lovers.
Flowers, candy, .jewelry,
cosmetics, or clothes are
given to lovers. Special
cards are given in many


Revival services with Rev. Ben
E. Hill will be lield February 12th
through 16th at 7 p.m. each
evening, and at 10 a.m. and 6
p.m. on Sunday at the First
Church of the Nazarene, located
at 2420 Long Avenue in Port St.
Joe.
Reverend Hill is an ordained
elder and an evangelist in the
Church of Nazarene with over 25
years of pastoral experience.
His colorful background
enhances his ministry. He is a
Navy veteran, a draftsman, and
an ex-professional baseball play-
er. He suffered an inoperative
brain tumor in 1975 and was
given only six months to live when
God miraculously healed him.
Again, in 1989 he was diagnosed
with stomach cancer and once
more God wonderfully healed
him.
Because of these experiences,
he knows the suffering grace of
God due to major illnesses. Thus
h'e knows the "gift of healing" and
the "gift of dealing" with adversi-
ties. His messages will not only
challenge you with his solid Bible
preaching, but will inspire you as
well.

Black History

Program Sunday
According to Reverend'Frank
Jones, pastor, the Zion Fair
Missionary- Baptist' Church
"Women Intermediates" will be
hosting'a Black History Program
on Sunday, February 16 at 6:00
p.m.
Everyone is invited to join
them on this occasion. The
"Women Intermediates" will be
dressed in African attire and
would like as many as will to wear
theirs also.


Church of God
Begins Revival
The Church of God in
Wewahitchka will begin revival
services with Freddy Canter on
Monday, February 17. Services
will start nightly at :7:00 p.m.,
C.S.T., Monday through Friday.
.Rev. Jo -Glass and congregation
invite everyone to join them
throughout the week.

Thank You
The family of Jimmy Wilder
acknowledges with deep apprecia-
tion all kind expressions of sym-
pathy. A very special "thank you"
to the V.F.W. for all the love
shown during and after Jimmy's
illness. Friends make times like
this much more bearable.


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


Dear Counselor: :'c .
I have been divorced for six
months. I have a five year old
child who might be having trouble
with the divorce, but I'm not sure.
Since his father and I separat-
ed, my son has been angry some-
times and very depressed at other
times. He acts like he's two years'
old, throwing tantrums and acting
like a baby, even when he's play-
ing. He won't let me out of his
sight and has even started want-
ing his old baby blanket again.
I have asked him if the
divorce has bothered him and he
tells me no. He seems to be worse
before he goes to visit his father
and Just after he returns.
: Am I off track by assuming
the divorce has something to do
with my son's problems? Will his
problems go away with time?
What can I do to help him?
Signed,
Concerned Mom
Dear Mom,
I don't thirikyou are off track
at all. The behavior you describe
is quite common among children
who are adjusting to divorce. Your
child appears to 'have some
intense feelings that he does not
know how to express. He seems to
be showing signs of regression,
depression, anxiety and anger.
Your son Is probably also having
trouble with the transition
between the two households dur-
ing visitation with his father.
You can expect your child to
react strongly to the divorce at
first. It is a difficult adjustment
for kids. If you and his father do
the right things, your child should
begin to improve, and you can
avoid some long-term risks asso-
ciated with children of divorced
parents.
First, your child needs to be
reassured often that neither you
nor his father will abandon him. A
common misconception among
kids is that if the parents can stop
loving each other, they can stop
loving them too. Frequent reas-
surance and open, non-threaten-
ing communication will help.
Second, you and your ex hus-


band should keep all 'conflicts
away from your child. Your child
needs to see that his parents are
stable and can solve problems in a
S civil manner.
You and the child's father are
the ones he looks to for safety,
security, and survival. When you
two are at odds, the child per-
ceives that his whole world is
unstable and threatened. There
will be disagreements, but the
child should not. be involved in
them.
Third, the transition between
households during visitation
should be as smooth and routine
as possible. You can insure a
smooth transition by keeping the
exchanges uneventful. Do not talk
to your ex-husband about busi-
ness matters during the transition
and keep your communication
with your ex-husband cordial and
pleasant.
Your child has been exhibiting
behaviors that may be beyond
normal reactions to divorce. Six
months is also a bit long before
children should begin showing
improvement. I would recommend
you and your child -see a coun-
selor to help you identify prob-
lenis involved in his adjustment
and help with some solutions.
Additionally, the guidance
clinic holds a monthly class called
"Parenting After Divorce" that is
recognized by the Gulf County
Court and 14th Judicial Circuit.
This course would be of great ben-
eflt to you and your ex-husband.
You may register for the course by
calling the clinic. Please let us
know if we can help.
Sincerely,
Ed Dennis, MS
Clinical Services Supvsr.
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.


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St. Margaret's
Guild Meeting
The women of St. James
Episcopal Church met in the Sara
Fite Library on Monday, February
2, with president, Carol Utzinger
presiding.
Kathy Parker reported that
plans for the Valentine Party are
well under way and that the
reservation list is growing every
day.
Jo Sealey, chairman, reported
that arrangements are going
smoothly for the annual Bridge
Luncheon planned for February
25. Betty Fensom, chairman of
publicity and ticket sales, urges
everyone to get their tickets soon
as they are going fast.
A rummage sale, chaired by
Joan Johnson, was approved for
Saturday, April 12. The January
fish fry sponsored by the Vestry
was a success. The support of
church members and the commu-
nity is much appreciated.
St. Margaret's Guild will meet
next on Monday, February 17 at 3
p.m. in Coldewey Hall with Hazel
Sims as hostess. All ladies are
invited to this special fellowship
time. The opening and closing
prayers at the meeting were
offered by Kathy Parker and Carol
Utzinger.


ways. The card may be sentimental or funny.
School children share valentines with other stu-
dents. It's a time for group activities and parties
with children.
We mostly think of this time as a special time
for a boy or girl, or a man and woman. In Paul's
first letter to the Christians in Corinth 13:7 we
find, "Love bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things."
Life has its ups and downs. With mortals,
nothing is perfect. True love is often challenged.
True love stands the test and endures.









THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 13, 1997


U


AUCTIONt FRIDAYS, 7 p.m. Old
Port Theatre, Port St. Joe.
Consignments welcome 0% Buy-
ers Premium, Wade Clark Auctions
& Antique Mall
904-229-9282. AB123e, AU 1737
Se f2/6





1989 Maxima SE, loaded, 229-6747.
ltc 2/13
1995 Town Car, $19,500. Call 229-
2727 days. Itc 2/13
1989 Mercury Gran Marquis, air
cond., leather interior, burgundy,
runs 'good, $2,800 obo. Call 639-
5996. tc 2/13
1986 Isuzu Trooper 4 wd, $2,500 obo.
1984 Buick Skylark, only 67,000
miles, $1,800. 1980 Buick Skylark,
$400 obo. 647-3354. 2tc 2/13
'90 Chevy hl-top conversion van. Ex-
cellent condition, very clean, non-
smoker. $11,500. Call (904) 647-
3936. Itp 2/13




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

Safe'N Dry
Storage
2143rd St., PS, FL
904-229-9000
Climat.-controlled no mildew


A S A A.


Job Notice: The City of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for the follow-
ing position:
Lab 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 Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. 2tc 2/6
Insurance Billing Specialist. Medical
billing company seeks sharp person
experienced in computer billing for
multi-location billing/A/R operation.
The person in this position processes
medical insurance patient billing; en-
rolls patient data; posts services; ap-
plies E.O.B.'s; reconciles patient ac-
counts receivable: good computer
skills required: minimum one year ex-
perience in physician/dental/hospital
patient billing. Will train in billing'
software utilized. Good benefits arid
competitive pay. Submit resume to:
James A. Cox & Associates, Inc. P. O.
Box 307, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. No
phone calls please. tc 2/13




LOST: female, calico cat (black.
orange & white), gone since Jan. 27.
Please call Tom or Louise Parker at
227-1861. ltc2/13


Now hiring for the season: bartend-
er, dishwasher, bus person,' prep.
cook. Apply at Fish House Restau-
rant, Mexico Beach. : tfc 2/13


Want a degree?
Want a career?
Join the Florida
Air National Guard.
No experience
necessary!
SPrior or non-prior
service accepted
#50% state tuition
assistance
*Cash for college
. Earn while you learn
STravel & MORE!
Immediate Openings
Computer Maintenance
Radar Tracking
High tech career fields
CALL YOUR
Florida'
SAir
National
S- Guard
,, .Recruiter-,
1-800-713-8430


Antique white porcelain barber chair.
Blue/mauve print cushion. Needs
some paint at base, $200. Call (904)
647-3936. ltp 2/13
One' king size mattress, springs and
frame. $175 total. Call Grady Player
227-1315. ltp 2/13


Maple dresser with mirror, $50;, metal'
bunk bed set with large mattress,
$150. Call 229-1036. ltp'2/13
Navy and white beaded prom dress,
size 14, $100. Call 227-7468 or 227-
1;773 after 3 p.m. Itc 2/13
Pentium computer (Internet ready)
with CD-rom. mouse, fax/modem/

answer machine, sound recorder.
multimedia, color monitor, and loads
of software. Powerful but also set-up
for kids. $975. Call 229-9112 (day) or
229-8427 (evenings & weekends).
ltp.2/13
Two stage80 gallon upright air com-
pressor. 220 volt. $250. Call after 7.
647-3936. ltc2/13
Colt 200 print machine, with table.
used very little. $600; 24"x36" draft-
ing table with parallel bar. never
used, $75: 12' Windsurfer. new sail.
$250. 647-5142. 2tc 2/13
BAHAMA CRUISE! 5 days/4 nights
Underbookedl Must sell $299/
couple. Limited tickets. (800) 935-
9999. ext. 2269. 4tp 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
70 hp Evinrude controls, steering
cable; excellent cond. $1,200 obo. 32'
travel trailer. 3400 Ib. tongue wt., self
contained, excel, cond. $6,000. Call
827-2838 or 579-3946. tfc 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 2/6

Time Share Weeks for Rent
b) cIncr. located six rndes from'Blue Ridge
Parkn av near Ash dilc. North Carolna Llrus
arc completely furm-ihrd recksavailablr n
Mjy.July, and October wll rrnt for cost of
maintenance fees,.Please
call 229-6378 for det.als.

No payment no interest
until July 1997'
ST. JOE RENT-ALL
706 1st St. '~ 227-2112
White Snapper Sthl Echo
Outdoor Power Products


* p


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


Pine Ridge apartments FREE RENT
the month of move in. Call now 227-
7451. Our on-site managers are ready
to help you. Reserve your new I or 2
bedroom apartment with central air
cond., wall to wall carpet, and an on-
site laundry for as low as S255
monthly (based on -income).. Equal,-
Housing Opportunity. 3tc 2/13
Cottage on St Joe Bay. 2 bedroom, -
bath, screened porch / bayside. dock,
long term rental. Call Rosasco Realty.
227-1774. .tfc 2/I)D
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.
tfc 2/6
Apartment for rent. I bedroom fur-
nished, all utilities furnished, includ-
ing cable. 229-9000 or 229-2727.
tfe 2/6
2 bedroom, I bath unfurnished trail-
er, located 2 blocks from beach on St.
Joe Beach. No pets. 647-5361.
tfc2/6
Retail office space for rent, all utilities;
furnished. Call 229-9000 or 229-
2727. tfc 2/6
Gulf 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 2/6
2 bedroom furnished and unfur-
nished available immediately. Long
S term rental. Parker Realty. Mexico
Beach, 648-5777. tfc 2/6
Mobile home lots for. rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfc 2/6
One and two bedroom apartments. 2
blocks from beach. Call 1-912-246-
1250, ask for Marvin after 8:30 p.m.
Stfc 1/2

Storage

Units

229-6200

Apt. for rent, downtown
Port St. Joe. 517 1/2 4th
St. Downstairs apartment,
2 bedrooni, 1 bath. Call
227-5443, $225.00 mo.
tfc 2/6


3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Land 75'x150'.
SPECIAL FEATURES: Well maintained double-wide mobilI hc.ne.., ceJjr
siding. Great rm. w/fireplace, masterbdm.w/ 2 walk-in cJicr: nLt.iir
bath w/garden tub. Cen. heat/air only 5 yrs. old. Double-t urn r .rr,. ..r,.
dows, outside storage shed, insulation in floors, walls, and ce.Inn6 Pr ce
includes: countertop range, wall oven, dishwasher, refrig., c..rpr bl.na; ind
3p-c. entertainment unit.


Garage Sale: 518 Gulfaire Drive. Feb-
ruary 14 and 15, Friday and Satur-
day. ltp 2/13
Porch Sale: 3 families, Saturday. Feb.
15, 105 35th St.. Mexico Beach. 8:00
-? Rain date Sunday. Clothes books
- household, etc. I tp


Giant Yard Sale: 4430 Hwy. 386 &
SSouth Long, Overstreet, just south of
the bridge. Friday. Feb. 14th and Sat-
urday. 15th. 8:00 a.m. ill. Clothes,
toys. glass. tools and electronics.





General/Operations Manager, Can-
didates must possess exceptional or-
ganizational. interpersonal, communi-
cative (written and oral) and business
administration skills. General legal
and business accounting experience
is also desirable. If you feel qualified
to meet the challenges of this oppor-
tunity please- send cover letter, re-
sume and salary history, in confi-
dence to Human Resources, St.
'George Plantation Owners' Associa-
tion. Inc., 1712 Magnolia Rd., St.
George Island, FL 32328 or FAX to
(904) 927-3039. 4te 2/ 13
Job Notice: The City of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for the follow-
ing positions:
Supply Specialist, 86.85/hr.
and
Sanitary Truck Driver/Leader
87.19/hour
Applications and job descriptions may
be picked up and returned to the Mu-
nicipal' Building. 305 Fifth St.. Port
St. Joe. FL 32456. Application dead-
line is Feb. 28, 1997.
The City of Port St Joe enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. 2tc 2/13

AIR CONDITIONING/
HEATING MECHANIC
The Florida Department of
Corrections has an immedi-
ate vacancy for an air con-
ditioning/heating mechanic
at Gulf Correctional Institu-
tion located In Wewahitchka.
Qualified applicants should
have a minimum of three (3)
years experience. Competi-
tive salary and excellent
fringe benefits Interested
applicants should submit a
State of Florida Application
to Gulf Correctional Institu-
tion, Post Office Box #10,
Wewahitchka, FI. 32465,
Attention:. Personnel or call
(904) 639-1160, for more
information. Application
deadline, close of business
Feb. 19,.1997.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


HANNON
REALTY INC.
PORT ST. JOE
227-1450
SANDY SMOCK


MOWING RAKING WEEDING
EDGING TRIMMING
LANDSCAPING LICENSED
C..//s Lawn

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

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

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


STUTZMAN ROOFING
RC o0038a936
Specializing in Reroofs -'
Single-ply & Repairs
-Where quality is higher than price"
229-8631-
Stfc5/2


SMALL ENGINE

REPAIR

Barfield's 229-2727


C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing.
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt
Rt. 2, Box A1C, Port St. Joe
Phone 229-6018


Introducing
Total Pool Maintenance
& Lawn Care Packages
Interior/Ext. Painting
As always call us for your
FREE Estimate.
g & U
c -e
pressure
cleal"ini
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
INSURANCE FREE ESTIMATES
COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL
S BILL WHITE
CHRIS MORRISON
647-3215...
348 Santa Anna St.
St. Joe Beach 32456
tfc 7/18


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
SLeopold at 648-4204 anytime/leave
e.:: ssage. tfc 1/2


BOB'S PAINT &
BODY SHOP
29 ContinuoiTgYarf 6f "
"Automotive B6dy 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
rfc4 It


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

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


Residential
Commercial


Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
*Flea Control *Condominiums
* .Household Pest Control NewTreatment/
SReal Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
P FAMILY OWNED -
H PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections


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


Say You Saw It In The Star!,


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


Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe' C~ll 229-6326.
Mobile 899-0219 or 899-0218
if, 1- 9


RM 0063326 ER 0012759
r B. R. WILLIAMS
A.C. HEAT & ELECTRIC
2007 Palm Blvd. Port St. Jbe, FL
227-3210
NEW INSTALLATION REMODELLING REPAIRS
'l 4tp 1/30



LOANS D 8 J PAWN SHOP
"The Lttle 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 SoiU
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
Serving Gulf, Calhoun and Bay Counties
Licensed and Insured Sr. Discounts Free Estimates
639-3570 tc 12/12





0 J^ CUSTOM HOME PLANS
V (904) 647-3548
Rose Mary Mapel
6240 Hwy. 98,West
Port St. Joe, FL 32456



i-C ALLEN'S GULF
COAST IRRIGATION
Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Free Estimates and Design
Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair



t4^ Pet & Property Tenders &
&MV Residential & Business Security Checks
Pet Sitting in. Your Home
by Joey & Marie Romanelli
904-229-1065,
Emergency Maintenance/Pet Care/Property Checks/Vet References


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


I :TRA *t:S&S 1ERVICES*


PAGE 5B


648-30 18 or~rr 639568


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PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 13, 1997


A P


No Gash? No problem Will take any-
thing in on trade. Used car, truck,
boat or goat 1-800-265-1247.
Need trade, ns, your home does not
have to be paid off. 1-800-265-1247.
Used double wide, $6,900. FOB
Blountstown, 1-800-265-1247.
Newly arrived, never lived in, $169
month. Call 1-800-265-1247.
Jacobsen clear out. One left, $299
month. 1-800-265-1247.


Blue/gold macaw with large wrought
iron cage, $1,400. Call 904-647-3936.
Itp 2/13
Insure your dog's wintry coat. Ask
Barfield's Lawn & Garden, 229-2727
about Happy Jack Tonekote or Vita-:
tabs. Delicious supplement/chewable
vitamin. 6.. tc 1/2
DOG GROOMING PLUS. 227-3611.
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




1986 14'x70' 2 bedroom trailer with
lot located in Oak Grove. $21,000.
229-9232. 4tc 2/13


Sea Shores Su b., 7AS Nautilus Dr.,
lovely brick home quality construc-
tion built in May 1995. 3 bdrm/2
ba. liv./din. rm. with FP, ceiling fans,
French doors lead to Ig. deck. Fin-
ished 2 car garage, all appliances,
window treatments, RCA satellite
dish, sprinkler system, landscaped
and more. $109,000. Parker Realty of
Mexico Beach, Inc., 904-648-5777 for
appointment. 2tc-2/13
Must Sell: 3 acres in Wewa of Stone
Mill Creek Rbad. High & dry,
$20,000. 706-782-3757. 4tc 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
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
Costhn, 647-8317. 4tc 2/6
10 acres oIT71 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 River in Calhoun
Co. off B.H. Stone Road. $4.500. Call
227-3854, ask for David. 4tc 1/30
House for sale at 225 Redflsh St..
Highland View. For more Information
call 229-9090. tfc 1/23
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. tfc 2/6


___________ TRADES1I]*~:


" You supply the paint.
Name your price. I will paint
your house. Job guaranteed.
References Call Mark at
229-1045. 2tp 2/13


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


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

Free Estimates, Call Anytime 648-8258
tifc 1/23


Earl Knob el Insured/Licensed
Portable WeIdn 4
Have Welder Will Travel
For All Your Welding Needs Including Aluminum & Stainless
";, ,.;.o, Lowest Prices in Town
Boat Trailers Hitches Trucks Etc.
(904) 643-S 994 Mexico eBtac FL
S : 2/6&2/20

LIC r RF0051042
FREE ESTIMATES RG 0051008
ER 0011618

JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDEN'nAL AND COMMERCIAL
INSTALLATION OF WA1CR LINES AND SE\'CIk 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) 229-992 P. 0.-Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 C I/ Port St. Joe, FL 32456

SA/C, Heating, Refrigeration, and Ice
Machine (Sales/Service)
SVentilation Sheet Metal Fab. Natural
Gas & Electrical Equipment Contractor

Harden '.
Service Co o
Service o. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
State Mech. #RM0066465 Ernie "Cooter" Harden/Owner
Phone 904-639-2454 Cel. Ph. #227-5036 fo 6/20


THE CABINET

.., ;SHOPPE
Custom Kitchen and Bath
Jeff Powell, Owner

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




I.R 's Electric

New ConstructionO Remodelingf
Additions, Service Upgrades
No Job Too Small Give Us A Call!
Insured & 648-4427 JOHN R.
Licensed 0 t -- STOT1V
ERO014030 8tc 1-17-97


Two bedroom townhouse on water-
front off 38th St., 117-D South. In-
cluding furniture. Ala. 205-332-
8123 or Fla. 904-648-4740.
tfc 2/6
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 2/6
Bay front home, executive 3 bedroom,
2 bath, fully furnished, immaculate.
227-7506. tfc 2/6
Lot for sale: Howard Creek, one acre,
septic tank and. deep well. $11,000.
827-2990. tfc 2/6
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 2/6

Brick house, 3 bdrin., 1 ba. living
room with fireplace, din., kit., utility
rm, cen. heat and air, cornet lot, 115
Sailfish St., Highland View. 227-1604.
By appointment only. tfc 2/6
By Owner: 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, loft, 3
decks, pool/hot tub available. 108
Boardwalk Ave., Cape San Bias. 647-
3828. tfc 2/6


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 2/6
2.73 acres for sale at Sunshine
Farms, comer lot, $15,000 negotia-
ble. 827-2379. tfc 11/9
For sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm:, 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm.. 22 x 16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
Some theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
until. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. tfc 2/6
1/2 acre lot with septic tank. Over-
street Road., Owner financing, 227-
2020, ask for Billy. tfc 2/6
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1, mile off O\erstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 2/6



g ,


287 Plantation Drive $109,900




-,... ~HANNON
3 Bedrooms,2 baths Land 1 2 acre REALTY INC
SPECIAL FEATURES: Contemporary home in prei agi.u-L negli.; R I
borhood onl) 3 )yr old Top ot the ine apphFince' custom hgli PORT ST. JOE
ng, private master suwe, heal pump. attached 2 car age. Tre- 227-1450
place, and many extras! Pnce include reing .irezr. LraE e cm- af m
paclor, wall oven, buult.i microw.se, range top. v. atEr i-.lirner
y),item blind;, ceiling fans.





Wood Floor RF #0066770 6tp 1/23
Refinishing Plumbing Repairs
Make those old wood floors Roger Stokes
look like new. Don't replace -- 647-3328
Refinish!
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Drastically reduced from $165,000 to $155.000. Below
appraisal or rent with option to buy. For information
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3 Bedronrns 2 alhs. Land 15i O0 zl Ilcornerl
SPECIAL FEATU-RES Atrr-n.,e horr in quiet neighborhood. 2 blacks from
beach, lots ol hvng space w 'FL mo. Isg screened porch. farmly room with
i'repble. sepirale dining r.o-m r T-dern lukichen. One bedroom leatures its
own replace with doors to ihe piho Loaded with extra learures. Lot has spe-
cil drainage svslem .ill arund ihe house. Roof his double humcine dlps
Pnice indudi, ne. dispciL a ihwasher. sr,-oe rxlng. iucrossiie, ga' gnU.,
wisher & drer. ceiling fws. blinds.


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PORT ST. JOE
227-1450


SRosasco Realty (904) 227-1774
SLicensed Real Estate Broker 800-648-6531

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-PE8,AN-BLAS-. *-' -
"A well maintained double wide only 1 block from the
Gulf" Address: 212 Balboa St., St. Joe Beach
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, large kitchen with breakfast nook, large living room/dining room, nice deck outside,
small storage shed, 1 1/2 lots, with room for expansion. City water and septic tank. Price70,000. c.
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SElizabeth W. Thompson
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
Office: Hwy. 98 at 19th St., Mexico Beach
Mailing Address: Rt.j3, 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, Realtor, 914/648-5435

HOMES FOR SALE
238NAN NOOK DRIVE, MEXICO BEACH. Hurry Out Nowl Don't Be Disappointed
by a "SOLD" sign. Two bdrm., 1 ba. home, Ig. kit., liv./din. comb. Has refrigerator,
stove, hood, CH&A, fans, carpeted floors and vinyl. New vinyl siding and windows, util-
ity bldg., decks, pool, fenced. Don't miss out! Better call Brenda Miller right away.
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING. Price Reduced to $59,900.00.
315 ROBIN LANE, MEXICO BEACH. Sin le i r~rE ime, split design,
FP, appliances, new ;l iv t s i FI'uaprantee, utility bldg,
Price Reduced. $6.9 "
NEW STING: 231 WHITFIELD LANDING ROAD, OVERSTREET. IN THE COUN-
TRY, LOW TAXES. Nice 3 bdrm., 1 i/2 ba. frame house on two big lots. Fla. room, Ig.
kit./din, area, FP, CH&A, carpet, vinyl, fans, stove. Deep well, septic, deeded access
to boat landing on Wetappo Creek just off Intracoastal Waterway. Call Brenda Miller
today for directions or to make an offer. Price ... $68,900.00. Possible owner
financing with good down payment.
rNEW LISTING: 125 PALMETTO ST., OVERSTREET. JUST FAR ENOUGH AWAY,
COUNTRY SECLUSION. Large parcel with 2.40 total acres of wooded and cleared
property. Cleared parcel contains .964 acres and one 1977 Champion dblwd MH with
3 bdrm., 1 1/2 ba., liv./din roof, kitchen, unfurnished. New roof, vinyl windows, new car-
peting and AC, new furnace, 2 septic tanks and two wells. Second parcel has .48 acre,
60' x 350'. Third parcel is wooded and has .955 acres, is 160'x260'. Each parcel may
be sold separately. Call Look Buy Must Sell. Call Brenda Miller for a person-
alized tour. Price $71,400.00.
NEW STING: 7118 GEORGIA AVE., ST. JOE BEACH. A MUST TO SEEI MOVE
RIGHT IN. Brick 3 bdrm., 2 ba. 1600 SF home, well maintained, new appliances,
CH&A, carpet, paint, 2 HWH, sprinkler system, well, screened porch, carport, green-
house, storage bldg., 2nd septic tank for guest cottage or mother-in-law's apartment,
fenced, on 2 lots. Appraised above asking price. Contact Brenda Miller for an
appointment to view this home. Hurry before it's SOLD. Price reduced
$97,500.00.
LOTS FOR SALE
37th ST., (PIER ROAD), MEXICO BEACH. Last buildable lot on the pier road, suitable
for townhouse duplex for rental income or weekend getaway. Convenient to marinas,
entertainment, restaurants, and the beach. Lot size is 75'x100', zond tourist com-
mercial, Lot 2, Block 4, Unit 5. Make Brenda Miller an offer today, and be enjoying
it by summer. Price, $57,000.00.
WILLIAMS WAY, GRAND ISLE SUBD., MEXICO BEACH. Lots 3 and 4, Block D each
70'x100', excellent secluded property, zoned low density. City water, cable, electric and
natural gas available. Don't say next year, "I could have bought it" Own it now. Call
Brenda Miller today. Price $12,500.00 each.
436 PINEDA ST., ST. JOE BEACH. YOU COULD CALL THIS A COUNTRY ESTATE
WITH YOUR HOME AS THE CENTERPIECE. Two lots, quiet and secluded, on new-
ly paved street, fenced, septic tanks for 3 bedroom home, city water, natural gas, sprin-
kler system, 2 car garage, outside security light, power pole, entire property raised one
foot with fill dirt, pear, fig, pecan, oak, maple, redbuds and dogwoods. Ready to build
on. Contact Brenda Miller today. It's waiting just for you. Price, $44,900.00.

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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 13, 1997 PAGE 7B


Public


Notices


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
SFLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: The Marriage of
BOBBY LEE ADAMS,
Petitioner/Husband,
and CASE NO.: 97-35CA
JULIE ANN WQLF ADAMS,
Respondent/Wife.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Julie Ann Wolf Adams
Roy, Utah 84067
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a petition
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. 0.
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 udgmentwill 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.
WEWABITCBKA STATE BANK
529 5TH STREET
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456
WEWAHITCHKA 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.
2tc, February 6 and 13, 1997.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE StALED BIDS
#9697-13
S The Board of County 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)
Plans and 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 public enti-.
ty crimes.
Completion date for this project will be 30 days
:rir.n the dase of the Nouse to Proceed presented to
,he successful bidder
Liquidated damages for failure to complete the pro-
ject on the specified date will be set at $100.00 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
Offie, 1000 Fifth Street Port St Joe, Floridai
32456, and 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 for 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: NA-HAN PETERS. JR.
CHAIRMAN
2tc, February 6 and 13, 1997..


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REAL ESTATE,
INC.


WIlLJAM 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
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I /0 Kevin Welch REALTOR
Licensed Real Estate Broker MULTIPLE LISTING
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SLicensed Real Estate Broker 800-648-6531

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APESANBLAS

"Nice single family home in Cape Plantation" Address: 103 Plantation Drive
4 Bedrooms, 21/2 Baths, 2 car garage with concrete driveway, range/oven with hood, refrig-
erator, dishwasher. Well and septic system. Close to St. Joe Country Club. Price *114,, 2/60


Patsy Whitfield, Broker/Owner of




lIVERS & LAKE


is proud to announce the full time
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION.OF

Mr. Perry J.


McFarland

REALTOR/ASSOCIATE


Mr. -McFarland has become our LOCAL EXPERT at putting .
together SMOOTH, TROUBLE-FREE TRANSACTIONS that buy-
ers and sellers have comeC to recognize and appreciate.
Mr. McFarland can handle the most complicated real estate trans-
actions, and combined with his INSIGHT OF THE AREA, HARD
WORK, INTEGR IT, A ND COMMITMENT, he is an ASSET TO
HIS COMMUNITY, and definitely to Rivers and Lakes Realty as we
continue to grow.
We at RIVERS AND LAKES REALTT are proud to have a per-
son like Perry that is 7MR USTWORTHT and ORGANIZED -.that.
has the RIGHT ATTITUDE, and a person his clients can reach and
cou nt on for a QUICK AND HELPFUL RESPONSE.
BESIDES THAT, HE IS SO DARN NICE!
Pirr will be pleased to hear froni his many friends and
will consider it an honor to assist them -with any of their
real estate needs.

Cal P ry at 639-3300 or at his bone

in Port St. Joe 229-6153


Mexico Beach Harmon Realty, Inc.


BARBARA HARMON, Broker Barbara Mannon, Sales Associate 647-5004
Susan Gaylor, Sales Associate, 648-5401

648-5767 or 1-800-239-4959


NEW LISTINGS:
ROYCE HOME, 9111 HWY. 98'BEACON HILL, Charming
WATERFRONT Two bedroom, one bath single family cottage! !
Living room has ceiling Fan w/light, color cable TV. Kitchen with
dining area has sliding glass doors that lead to Screened porch on
the Gulfl Bedrooms have ceiling. fans and full size closets.
Completely furnished. On 48' x 223.8' + gulf front lot. Shared sep-
tic system with adjacent cottage. City water. Central Electric
Heat/AC. An affordable single family gulf front. cottage
$135,000.00
207 ARKANSAS DRIVE MEXICO BEACH Cozy Three bed-
room, one and one-half bath mobile-home with large 11.5' x 25'
Florida room. On gorgeous private 75' x 125' landscaped lot.
Beautiful large magnolia tree in front accents property. Nice large
living room. Spacious kitchen has all wood cabinets w/lazy susan
and Formica counter tops, small serving bar and dining area.
Master bedroom has full size closet and ceramic tile tub/shower.
Front bedroom has 1/2 bath and large closet. Paved driveway
w/one car covered carport. Covered concrete patio in back leads
to back yard area w/two aluminum storage sheds. Complete exte-
rior is stucco and vinyl siding. Must see this'one. $62,500.00
COLORADO DRIVE, (3) 100' X 158.33' lots. Cleared, filled, and
elevated w/proper drainage. Lots of large shade trees, beautiful
lots. Mexico Beach Urnit 14, BIk C, Lots 15,17,19.$13,500.00 Each
OWNER FINANCING W/$2,00f0.00 down, balance at 9% for 5
years.
7th STREET, 100' X 108 33" lot on paved stleel weasy beach
access: Mexico Beach Unit 14, BIk D. Lot 25 $13 000.00
7th STREET, 100' x 108.33' lot on paved street w.easy beach
access. Mexico Beach Unit 14, BIk D. Lot 9 $12,000 00
5th STREET, (2) 100' x 158.33' residential lot. Only short walk to the
Beach! Mexico Beach Unil 14, BIk A. Lots 7 & 9 $24,500.00
SEA SHORES SUBDIVISION, NAUTILUS DRIVE, Large lot
on cul de sac. 98 33' on front x 135 38' x 133 31' along back x
127.91'. Beautiful lot in great location BIk A, lot 35. $22,000.00
COLU.B) )CS IBc T Hwy 98
OTHER LISTINGS :
107 N. 38th ST. MEXICO BEACH. A rare lindl CANALFRONT
single family home on beaulllul lot w/boat dock & sea wall! This 3
bdrm. 1 1/2 bath home Is In great cond. On 75x100 cul de sac lol
Lg. liv. rm has ceiling tan Khchen has all wood cabinets and sky
light lor bright airy leellng Florida room has ceilling fan and also
outside awnings to shade Irom direct sun! Beaulilul view of Canal!
Wood boat dock has electric wench wicradle boal Iilt. Cen. gas
heal & electric AC. Screened porch at side of house has view of
Canall Single car garage wautomallc opener. Much more'
$185,000.00.
WINDCHASE TOWNHOMES I & II 708 GULF AIRE DR.,
Lovely 3 bedroom two bath stucco and Irame town homes in nice
residential subdivision. Contemporary style custom designed Iloor
plan. Foyer entry has dramatic 17' ceiling. Living room has wood
burning fireplace with ceramic tile hearth and lull wall accented with
wood pine longue-n-groove Din. area has glass sliding doors that
lead to back patio area. Kitchen has pass thiu serving bar 1o dining
area and nice European style cabinets with oak trim and adluslable
shelves. Bathrooms have ceramic tile enclosures All bedrooms
have full size closes w/vented shelving Single car garage with Imn
Ished interior. Short walk to Beach pool and tennis courts. Would
make excellent year round home or second home! Much more!
$68.500.00 each.
8113 ALABAMA ST., SEA SHORES SUB. Lovely spacious three
bedroom two lull bath single family home on Ig comer lot. Formal
llv. rm. has nice picture window at front. Large family rm. has two
sided free standing stone Ilreplace and separate dining area Great
kitchen has abundance ol all wood cabinets and counter space
also center work Island w/slorage. Large pantry. Spil bedroom floor
plan. Beautiful large master bedroom has full walk-in closet with
Jacuzzi garden tub and nice dressing area. Screened porch off din-
ing area has view ol the Guff! Double car garage. Much more
REDUCED $96.000 00
312 WYSONG AVE., WYSONG SUB. NEW CONSTRUCTION
HOME PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALE Three bdrm. 2 lull bath
single family home under construction 1408+ sq It. healed and
cooled living area w/covered Front porch and back cement patio
area Double car garage w/automatic garage door openers Central
heat & AC. Appliances Include refrigerator w/Ice maker elec range
dishwa l l l l l ITflAe cell-
Ing in li.If flffi.rl t lx1:rnysdhglor 1n'ai nce hree
living Landscaped yard w/shallqw well and sprinkler system. Pre-
Construction Contract. Buy may choose colors of vinyl, carpel and
appliances. Call for floor plans and further inlormallon $89.900.00.
PRE-CONSTRUCTION PRICE, $85,000.00.


C ,FEATURES OF THE WEEK!
Pelican's Roost Condo F,. 112 32nd St., Mexico
Beach. WATERFRONT 4 bedroom, 2 bath. completely fur-
nished condominium. Beautifully decorated & furnished! Very
bright & airy. Liv., dining & kit. comb., kitchen has Ig. bar
European style cabinets and coOnter. Appliances include
refrig. w/ice maker, new dishwasher, elec. range, washer &
dryer. Great view of the gulf from every bedroom! Front cov-
ered porch overlooking the Gulf! This unit is in excellent cond.,
never been rented! .Minimal condo fees. Must see this one.
$1 7fE0009, $1300000 Reduced to $129,900.
Pelican's Roost Condo B,. 112 32nd St., Mexico
Beach. WATERFRONT 2 bedroom 2 bath completely fur-
nished condominium. Spacious liv., din; & kitchen comb.
Kitchen has large bar and European style cabinets, appli- .
ances, include refrig. w.ic maker. d.w. range, washer &
dryer. Front covered porch has greal View of the Gulfl:
Presently on rental program. Good history. Nicely furnished 8'
equipped. $441.7,60 REDUCED to $110,000.00. 2

9442 COCKLES AVE, BEACON HILL. Lovely three bedroom 2
ba. double wide mobile home on nice shaded lot only a short walk
to the beach! Living room dining and.kitchen combo has vaulted
ceiling w/ceiling fan. Kitchen has large cabinets anu counter space
2 Ig pantries and breaklas/serving bar Master bedroom also has
caullerldco dll&aiIlanllU D'ftftT- Single
car co CUMMbUm93ol PtiPeUM r--T, l o'Birge room
at end ol carport has electric wiring & cable! Oulside showeil 10
x 20 From screened porcn. Central gas heal & electric air.
Appliances include relhig gas range washer and dryer This
mobile home is in mini condition! Must see inrs one'! $49.500 00
BEACON HILL LODGE APARTMENTS 9108-9114 Hwy. 98,
ATTENTION INVESTORS! MULTI-UNIT Apartment building
close to the Beach! Two story Irame building has lour units just
across the highway Irom the beach! 3 twb bedroom one bath units,
and 1 one bedroom one balh unit. All Units have been completely
remodeledd in May 96 New paint and carpel in all unilsl 2 large
garage areas (58'x 16 6') for storage with possible elliciency. New
roof on, garage and new paint Laundry room with coin operated
washer (new May 96) and dryer for lenars use. Central healtAC
in all unis Separate electric meter lor each unily Shared water
meter new seplic tank and drain lines loi anlie building (March
'96). Parking lot at back ol building, presently rented on annual
basis! $175.000 00 Owner will finance
LOTS ON MEX. BEACH, ZONED HOMES ONLY
Arizona Dr. 100'x108 33 residential lot with luis ol beautiful shade
trees. High and dry. Mexico Beach Unit 14, 81k D, Lot 26,
California Dr. 100'x108.33' lot with/lg. septic tank. Nice neighbor-
hood. Mexico Beach.Unil 14, BIk E, Lol 12 $12 000 00
Corner Texas Dr. & Hwy. 386-A" Two large corner lois with nice
shade I fl 3 rt4 7 R liMA 1 ch Unit
14 Blk LT er ,j b"Alane atr
10% for five years.
Arizona Dr. (3)100'x108.33 residential lots. Mexico Beach Unit 14
BIk E, Lots 9. 10, 11. $9,000.00 each.
Wysong Dr. 109' x I00'tresidenilal lol In nice sub. Mexico Beach
Unit 17. BIk 1. Lol 6. $13.750.00
Hwy 386 (2) 75'x 100' lots only a shoil walk to the Beach! Mexico
Beach Unit 11, BIk 5, Lois 12. 14. $20.000 each.

LOTS ZONED FOR MOBILE HOMES
Georgia I 5'x100'
Lot anDIS1 MrrX,. lr l li,0XlI3 12, Blk
16, lots 1 & 2, $22,000.00.
GULFAIRE
Gulfaire Dr., 80' X 125' home lol Phase II, Blk C, Lot 20, $20,000.
Gulfaire Dr., 75' x 125' home lot Phase II BIk Q, Lot 13 $30,000
Gulfaire Dr., 75' x 125' home lot. Phase II, BIk D, Lot 14 $30;000
ST. JOE BEACH :"" ';
Coronado St. 50'x125' lol, lirsl lot off Hay 98 Zoned for mobile
home $20.000.00
OVERSTREET
Chapel Lane, 1.02 Acres with power pole on property! 165' x 270'
close to canal. $10,000.00.

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Fantasy Prop

1200 U. S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-74


NEW LISTINGS
GULF FRONT 819 Hwy,. 98- Mexico Beach. Nicel) decorat-
ed 2 bd., 2.5 bath townhouse, cen. h/a, paved underneath
'parking, two decks overlooking gulf, excel. cond., sold fur-
nished, good rental history. $135,000.
PORT ST. JOE Established existing department store busi-
ness. 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. Nof a rental. Great rental potential.
Excellent condition, 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 trees, vegeta-
tion, terrific 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, ceil-
ing fans, one car garage. Must see, $55,900.
416 Gulfaire Dr., Gulf Aire Subd., Patio home, stucco, low
maintenance, 2 bdrm.., 1 ba., ch/a, ceiling fans, stove, refrig.,
dishwasher, 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. /
WATERFRONT 8205 Gulfaire Townhome, Hwy. 98 -
Beautiful beach nice'2 bd., 2.5 ba. townhome, furnished,
and a good rental. Cen. h/a, w/d, dishwasher, disposal,
compactor, total electric. $142,500.
111 37th St Mexico Beach Pier Pointe #6, Nicely furnished
2 bdm., 1 1/2 bath townhouse, nice view of Gulf, good rental,
all elec. kitchen, sunken living room, new siding, excellent
condition, $102,000.
GULF FRONT
Waterfront Dunes #3- 2115 Hwy. 98. 2 bd., 1 ba. town-
home in 6-plex, furnishfl*v king, new CH/A, new
plumbing. Excellent renf iKr. 7,500.
7799 Hwy 98r St Joe Beach Far N Away Beautifully deco-
rated 3 Br 2 Ba half of duplex, completely remodeled in 1992.
1 Br 1 Ba downstairs, 2 Br 1 Ba upstairs. Washer/dryer, new
CH/A. Excellent rental. $199,000
MEXICO BEACH BEACHSIDE
102 S. 36th St. Nice 2 bd., 1 ba. brick cottage, just steps to the
beach. Carport, cen. heat and air, located on 75'x100' lot.
$99,900.
ACROSS HIGHWAY FROM BEACH
61 First Street, Mexico Beach. Beautiful 4 bdrm., 2 full baths,
2 half bath stucco home, on Ig. 145'x280' lot, just 1 1/2 blocks
from dedicated beach. Great room with fireplace, office or
hobby room. Large kitchen w/island and bar, dining room, in-
ground, 15x30 lighted gunite pool. Screened porch, 2 car
garage, fish pond, cen. h/a. TOO MANY AMENITIES TO
LIST. MUST SEE, TOP CONDITION. $175,000.00.


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John M. Delorme, Realtor
647-3633
S Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor
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319 Robin Lane 2 bdrm., 2 ba. split plan home. CH/A,
12x20' sunroom, 2 decks. Laundry/wet bar combination.
Dishwasher, refrig, stove, W/D hook-ups. Nice yard and
neighborhood. $72,500.
801 Maryland Dr. Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. 14x70' mobile home. Cen.
heat/air, large deck, i645,000 Reduced to $45,000.
Mexico Beach, 203 8th St. Very good condition. 2 bd., 2 Ig.
baths, double wide, 1600 sq. ft., cen.h/a, carpet, laundry
rm., Ig. kitc .slel' ceiling
fans, a wninAvdnlfLLndMwU&rd 4ldT[lIi rm and
bdrm, fireplace in liv. rm., beautiful yard. A must see'
Reduced to $69,500.
103 N. 27th St. Beach hide away or year around liking. Well
kept 2 bd., 1 ba. block home w/vinyl siding, cen h/a,
decks, screen room, and outside building. Landscaped
beautifully, some gulf view. 619,000. Reduced to $97,500.

GULFAIRE SUBDIVISION
313 Beacon Rd., Gulf Aire Subdivision. Lovely 2 story 4 BR
2.5 ba. home, 3 yrs. old Excellent construction. low utilities.
Vinyl and brick, easm maintenance. Fireplace 2 car garage.
Sprinkler system and well. Beauhfully landscaped MUST
SEE! Priced to sell! $129,000.
219 Buccaneer Dr. 3-bd., 2 ba. stone .& cedar hdme, corner
lot. Very comfortable: Stove, dishwasher, washer/dryer
h6ok-ups, new carpet/vinyl. Nicely landscaped with sprin-
kler system & shallow well installed. $112,000.
319 Beacon Rd. Nice 2 bd., 2 ba. hotie in excellent neighbor-
hood. Features include a large liv; riii/din. rmn. combination.
fireplace, lots ol decking with fenced back yard Appliances
include electric range. refrig dishwasher, and disposal. Lot
size, 75'x125'. Tenni- court & pool privileges. I114 00.
203 Beacon Rd. Absolutely beaunifull Large gulf view 3 bdrm., 2
ba. home. Has big deck, fireplace ch/a. heat pump. Spacious
master bedroom has exquisite bath with jacuzzi. Also sun porch
with gulf view off master bedroom. Immaculate and in A-one
condition. Lots or amenities. Must see' Great price Reduced to
$159,500.
Gulfaire Dr. Triplex. Two 3 Br 2 Ba units and one 1 Br 1 Ba
unit. Very nice. Good investment. To be sold together. Total
price $175,000
ST. JOE BEACH
8211 Pelican Walk. Newly constructed 2 bdrm., 2 ba. circu-
lar home. Two story, cinder block construction, lots of deck-
ing affording nice view of the gulf. City water, sewer.
Located on a 60'xl00 lot with fenced yard. $107,000.
Sea Shores Subd. 607 Nautilus Dr. 3 bedroom, 2 bath
home, nicely landscaped yard with sprinkler system and
irrigation well. Garage. Nice neighborhood, equipped
w/refrigerator/stove, central heat/air, washer/dryer
hook-up, window treatments. Reduced to $95,000.
100 Santa Anna Frame duplex, 2 Br, 1 Ba upstairs, 1 Br 1 Ba
.downstairs. 1/2 block.to beach. Good rental history. 580,000.
Reduced to $75,000.


BEACON HILL
9129 Tulip Ave. Comfortable 3/2 doublewide mobile
home, partially furnished, situated on THREE lots
Landscaped, fenced backyard. Storage building.
699Q09. Reduced to $53,900.

CAPE SAN BLAS
Boardwalk, 108 Boardwalk Ave. Beautiful home in exclusive
subd., 2 bdrm., 2 ba., loft room, fireplace, window treatments,
screened porch with lots of decking affording a view of the
Gulf. 2 storage rooms, new carpet, stove, refrig., dishwasher,
microwave, washer & dryer. Pool and hot tub privileges.
Dedicated beach access. $130,000.
l' v,,.. -. PORT ST. JOE
1309 Palm Blvd., Nice 3 bd., 2 ba. block home, new CH/A,
tile, carpet, recently rewired and plumbed. Gas dryer & hot
water heater. Refrig., washing machine, dishwasher.
Fenced backyard & storage. $64,900
1020 Garrison Ave. 2 bd, I ba. vinyl siding, good area and
starter home. $45,000.
219 7th St. 3 large Br 1 Ba home w /roomy kitchen and din-
ing area. N I4r liv ran.
Central air, 13DWIV rAsYAnia r. Storage
shed, utility room on 50' X175' fenced lot. $44-99 Reduced to
541,900.
OVERSTREET
257 Mockingbird Circle Overstreet. 1, 2 acre Living area 2500
sq. ft. 2 bdrm. W/2,5 baths AND attached mother-in law apt. OR
3 bdrms. Cathedral ceiling in great rm. and kitchen. Masonry fp
in great rm. Birch cabinets and ceramic tile tops in kit. Also,
ceramic tile showers. 9 ceiling fans and two 30" whole house fans.
Inside util. rm. Deep well with Sears water softener. Sprinkler Sys-
tem. Heat pump with 10 KWback-up heat Beautiful glassed long
Florida room facing canal. Lawn extends 125' to witer's edge. 200
sq. ft. screened BBQ with built-in masonry grill, smoker & coun-
try kitchen (sink, hot plate & refrig.); FISHERMEN NOTE -
Located 3 miles from head of East Bay 14 miles to St. Andrews
Bay 1/4 mile to Wetappo Creek, 1/4 mile to public boat ramp.
BUILT-INS: Entertainment center. APPLIANCES: elec. range, dish
washer and disposal. 6421g.W $90,000.
263 Forest St. 2 Br 1 Ba c *Y e home on 163' X 330' lot
with storage shed, fish iAdll possible owner financing.
690;60, Reduced to $19,900.

COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT PROPERTY
Mexico Beach. Hwy. 98 50' commercial residential lot.
$100,000. A great buy!
GULFAIRE, 8226 Hwy. 98 (next to Suwanee Swifty). Brick
bldg., 3 rooms with water, 1 full bath, 75' of parking. Excellent
commercial location. $163,500.
Port St. Joe Approx. 2 acres commercial/industrial lots of
possibilities $99,000
St.Joe e Beckt llan 3/4
block PeLIJ~UflEL lctt BiSl6ffltI
LOTS
MEXICO BEACH Houses Only
304 & 306 Hatley Dr. Lots 4 and 5, Block B. Two nice r.esi-
dential lots, 87.5' x 108' each. $15,000 each.
12th St. Nice area, walk to beach. Lot 8, 90x120. residential,
$20,000.


Pine Street Lot 16, BI L|Utt 3, nice residential lot,
75'x 100', $18,000.", :-, : -
Grand Isle Nan Nook and KiniKbve Lot 19, Bk D 71' X
115' $11,500
Wysong S/D Corner of Robin Lane & 15th St.- Lot 1, Blk 3
149' X 70'.X 127' X 100'. $14,000 MAKE OFFER
Wysong S/D Robin Lane Lot 9, Blk 3 Unit 17. $11,500
Cypress St. (off 15th St.) 2 large lots 125' X 87.5' for a total of
250' on road to be sold together (commercial or residential).
$35,000 Make Offer
BEACON HILL
:Houses Only
Cockles cr ie ter, septic
tank, 518Xt.PU E c fIfMAI rI
Faulk Place 100' X 120', with large septic tank. $21,000
STriton St. Lots 5 & 6, BIk 3, Unit 1 -Lirregular. $32,000
Mobile Homes or Houses
Starfish & Cowries Ave. Lot 20, Blk 22. $13,500
GULFAIRE SUBDIVISION
Homes Only Subdivision swimming pool and tennis courts
112 Periwinkle Dr., Lot 6, Blk F, 75'x125', good residential
lot on quiet street. $23,000.
Gulfaire Dr. Lot 15, Blk C Approx. 85' X 125'. $22,900
SEASHORES SUBDIVISION
Lot 44, Block A, nice lot in nice neighborhood, located on cul
de sac. $22,500.
Nautilus Dr. Lot 3, Blk A. $19,500.
Nautilus Dr. Lots 4,5,6, 7, & 8, Block A. $22,000 each.
ST. JOE BEACH
Mobile Homes or Houses
Corner of Canal and Alabama. Lot 5, Block 5, Unit 1. Nice
cleared lot, high and dry, 75'x130'. $17,500.
Pineda St. 50' X 125' each 4 Jots in first block across from
beach. $20,000 each
PORT ST. JOE
Long Avenue Lot 13 and Lot 14. Block 71, two lots, 60'
frontage each. $12,500 each.
Cape Plantation. Nice residential lot in nice neighborhood, block
B, lot 8, 120'x187'. Paved road. Possible owner financing, $18,500.
OVERSTREET AREA
FIVE ACRES on the Intracoastal Waterway, approximately 500'
water frontage. Lot size approximately 500'x450' $85,000.
Creekwood Lots 14 & 15, Approx. 1.25 acres total PLUS 2 pie-
shaped lots 6 & 7 directly on the creek. Sold as package.
$22,000
Wetappo Creek and Highway 386 15.5 acres Great
Potential. $55,000
WEWAHITCHKA AREA
Highway 71 Gulf County Farms 4 acres. $15,700
Stone Mill Creek North of Wewa on Hwy 71 Close to great
freshwater fishing. Lot 1 & 3, Blk D. $ 6,900 each lot
Riverside Park Land Dr. Lots 9 & 10. One block to boat
basin. $8,000 each. Both lots available for less money
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PAGE 8B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 13, 1997


Homeowners Insurance Must Be Available and Affordable


By Bill Nelson
State Insurance Commissioner
The picture was clear. insur-
ance companies stung by $16 bil-
lion in-losses from Hurricane
Andrew in 1992 threatened to
dump homeowners policies en
masse and- hightail it out of
Florida.
To keep insurance available,
the Legislature rightly enacted a
moratorium prohibiting compa-
nies from dropping more than five
percent of their homeowners poli-
cies in a given year. It also creat-
ed an insurer of last resort-the
Residential Joint Underwriting
Association (JUA)-for homeown-
ers unable to,obtain ;insurance in
the private market
Since then, lawmakers have
enacted a number of other
changes aimed at repairing
Florida's property insurance mar-
ketplace. Many of the changes
addressed the insurance indus-
try's major concern: its exposure
to huge losses from a future
Andrew or even more catastroph-
ic storm.
As a result, Florida today has
a unique hurricane catastrophe
fund prepared to help insurers
cope with major hurricane losses
and ensure timely payment of
homeowners' claims. Other pro-
grams are in place to encourage
homeowners to install shutters
and other safeguards against
storm damages. Local govern-
ments have strengthened not only
their building codes, but also
their enforcement :of them.
Homeowners themselves are
assuming more of the catastroph-
ic risk, accepting higher
deductibles for the hurricane
peril.
Yet, all we hear from the
industry is a demand for higher
and higher insurance rates. I'm*
convinced Florida residents are
now paying rates on a par with
those of other coastal states simi-
larly vulnerable to hurricanes. I'm
also convinced these homeowners
aren't receiving the price break
that should result from the com-
panies' reduced exposure.
That's why I recently rejected
a JUA rate hike, and put the
entire industry on notice that'
we're not going to allow any fur-
ther premium increases until and
unless companies prove they're
. passing.along the savings due to
their customers.
We're going to do everything
in our power to make sure that
homeowners insurance is not
only available in our state, but
also affordable.

Jones Receives a
Meritorious Mast
Marine Lance Cpl. Richard C.
Jones, son of Catherine Jones of
Port St. Joe, recently received :a
Meritorious- Mast.
Jones was cited for outstand-
ing service while assigned' with
2nd Radio Battalion, II. Marine
Expeditionary Force, Marine
Corps Base in Camp Lejeune,
North Carolina.
Jones was awarded -a
Meritorious Mast by .his com-
manding officer as official recog-
nition for superior individual per-
formance. The award was issued
in the form of a bulletin published
throughout the command, and a
copy was entered in Jones' per-
manent service records.
The 1994 graduate of Port St
Joe High School joined the Marine
Corps in October 1994.

Host African American
Heritage Extravaganza!
The Apalachicola Hillside
Community will be celebrating an
"African American Heritage
Extravaganza" in recognition of
Black History Month on Saturday,
February 22 from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. at the Hillside 6th Street
Recreational Center Courtyard.
All art, cirafts, and food ven-
dors are invited to participate. For
more information, please contact
Elinor Mount-Simmons at (904)
653-9093, after 4 p.m. on week-
days
Directions to the event are as
follows: Traveling on Highway 98
west, after crossing the bridges
come through town to left at the
caution light Turn right on 6th
Street, drive about a mile to the
recreational center courtyard on
the left. Coming Highway 98 East
to left on 6th Street, drive about a
mile to the courtyard on the left.


Meanwhile, you, as insurance
consumers, need to understand
your options on the hurricane
deductibles authorized by the
Legislature for policies issued or
renewed after January 1, 1997.
Remember, while higher
deductibles should help keep
your insurance affordable, they
also increase your share of the
repair bill if a hurricane strikes.
Here's what the new law pro-
vides:


*On homes valued under and $100,000, the *500 and 2
$25,000, the insurance company percent hurricane deductibles
may offer hurricane deductibles must be offered. The company
ranging from $250 to 2 percent of may offer alternatives between
the home's value, the two, but not $250.:
*On homes valued from *On homes between $100,000
*O$25,0 to $ the coand $250,000, a 2 percent offer is
$25,000 to $50,000, the company required, but the $500 hurricane
is required to offer you at least deductible need not be offered if
two choices, $500 or 2 percent, the company guarantees it will
but may also offer the lower $250 renew the policy for another year.
deductible or other options up to The company also is allowed to
the 2 percent maximum. offer hurricane deductibles up to
*On homes between $50,000 5 percent.,


*On homes between $250,000
and $500,000, the 2 percent offer
is the only requirement but com-
panies also may provide other
choices ranging from $500 to 5
percent.
*On homes valued over
$500,000, companies must offer
the 2 percent hurricane
deductible, may offer one as low
as $500, and also may offer any
deductible over 2 percent.
On mobile homes, the new
law allows hurricane deductibles


up to 5 percent of the value when
there is a lien on the mobile
home, and up to 10 percent for
mobile homes without any liens.
With these changes in mind,
homeowners should determine
their coverage needs well before
the 1997 hurricane season. For
more information on these
deductibles, call your insurance
agent or company. You also may
call our toll-free Insurance
Consumer Helpline at 1-800-342-
2762.


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