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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1997
A group of cit-
izens enter the
at their Open.
The new facil-
ity was built ~ i
solely with local
funding. No gov-
was involved in .,
(See story on
Page 3A) -
Wewa Solves Cemetery Dilemma
With New 20-Acre Installation on Brian Setterich Road
After a long search which en-
compassed several years, the City
of Wewahitchka has finally se-
cured property for a new ceme-
tery to replace the venerable Jehu
Cemetery, which at one time.
served the entire county as a bu-
The old Jehu Cemetery sim-
ply ran out of space. City manag-
er Donald Minchew said, 'The
City of Wewahitchka is complete-
ly sold out of lots at Jehu. We
don't have a single lot for sale any
more. There are a few lots in the
cemetery which have not been
taken up. but all are privately
owned in multi space plots."
The new. cemetery will be lo-
cated on Brian Setterich Road,.
just east of Tyree's Restaurant
and will occupy 20 acres of prop-,
erty. The City purchased the
piece of property from David
Taunton/Brian Setterich IRA.
The next step is to hire a sur-
veyor to lay off the streets and
burial plots in the new cemetery.
The cCommission, in its last
meeting. Monday, has already set
prices for lots. even before they
are laid out. Commissioner Dallas
Jones made a suggestion, which
was unanimously adopted by the:
entire board, for a price scale to
be charged for lots.
SThe scale ran from $400 for a
single lot to $1000 for a family
. plot containing 10 individual bu-
rial places. Lots purchased for re-
sale had a $2500 price tag placed
on plots of 10 burial spaces.
Minchew said the piece of
property can be divided up into
10,000 Individual burial plots
which ought to serve the city's
needs for at least 20 years into
STOP MOBILE HOME
The City Commission put the
brakes on a used mobile home
being moved into the city in ac-
Uon taken Monday night-at least
(See CEMETERY on Page 3)
County Ordinance Would
Make Child's Use/Possession
of Tobacco Pr ducts Illegal
Gulf County Commissioners, both can be levied on a child are als6 a problem. He stated, "If
during their regularly scheduled (under 18 years of age) fodId parents don't want to help them,
meeting Tuesday evening, unani- guilty of breaklng.'the ordinancee, these ordinances aren't worth a
mously voted to begin procedures A second, offense would..bring hill of beans."
to adopt an ordinance prohibiting a penalty, at least4dg4ble theirst Public hearings on the ordi-
the use and possession of tobacco penalty.. but,-inot..:to. exceed.lthe nance will be held at the board's
products by a child. maximum. penalty spelled out regular meetings on March 25th
Doug Kent (Gulf County above. and April 8th.
Public Health Director) revived
the ordinance which received
support from the board last
January. but was never formally
adopted. He and Gulf County
Judge Bob Moore, who originally
introduced the ordinance to the
board, spoke to the board con-
cerning the dangers of the use of
tobacco products, especially
pointing out some of the grue-
some facts concerning the dan-
gers of smoking.
Before asking board attorney
Tim McFarland to read the pro-
posed ordinance. Chairman
Nathan Peters, Jr. told the board
that smoking can be directly
attributed to 87% of all lung can-
cer cases and over 119,000
deaths annually in the U.S.
Judge Moore stated that the
idea originated from School
.Resource Officers seeking to put
something in place to help
address the problem.
The ordinance calls for a fine
of up to $500 or up to 100 hours
of community service or both for
adults buying, selling or con-
tributing to the use of tobacco
products by a child.
A fine of up to $100 or up to
50 hours of community service or
If approved by the. board fol-
eCh a i r da n
Nathan Peters, Jr.
told the board that
smoking .can be
to 87% of all lung
lowing public hearings, the ordi-
nance would put teeth into a cur-
rent state law that regulates the
sale of tobacco products to
minors but doesn't address the
use of the product.
Before making the motion to
advertise the ordinance for adop-
tion, Commissioner John Stanley
pointed out that statistics show
that one third of children in the
public school system currently
smoke -stating that, "smoking is a
During discussion of the
motion, Commissioner Tommy
Knox said that in many cases,
parents of the underage smokers
,The board discussed the
$536,000 EDA grant they have
received for the construction of an
industrial park in Gulf Cpunty.
They have experienced problems
finding a tenant to occupy the
complex and are fearful that they
may lose the grant funds if some
action isn't taken soon to use the
Commissioner Billy Traylor
told the board that, "Gulf County
still does not have an industrial
park." He expressed a need for the
facility even if the board has to
build it without a commitment
from a tenant to occupy it. "If we
build it they will come," he said.
Traylor asked the board to
consider building the complex on
a speculative basis and hold a
workshop prior to their next regu-
lar meeting to further discuss it
Gulf 'County Chamber of
Commerce Executive Director
Tamara Laine also suggested the
board advertise for small tenants
interested in occupying the facill-
Mobile Home Ordinance
The board held their first
(See TOBACCO on Page; 7)
Chamber Installs Wayne Pate
To Head Organization in 1997
SSeifert, Hambrick, Warriner Round Out Officer's Slate
Cecil Costin, Charlotte Pierce, George Duren Also Cited
In a different format than in
past years, the Gulf County
Chamber. of Commerce held its
annual installation dinner Mon-
day evening in the Centennial
Building. The evening was an
informal event, marked with a
barbecue dinner and an auction
to raise funds to renovate the old
The Chamber has acquired a
3.2 acre parcel of land called
Shipyard Cove located at the end
of Fourth St. on St. Joseph Bay.
The land has the old homesite
built in 1937, of the Fred Maddox
family. The City of Port St. Joe
plans to renovate the current
structure to be used for a welcome
center/chamber .of commerce
office, and to build a small park
*) and public beach area.
According to Tamara Laine,
"We will use the building to dis-
play and provide historical infor-
mation. exhibits and maps to key
historical points of interest in our
area. Funds will be used to reno-
vate one of the few remaining his-
torical structures left in Port St.
Joe." Approximately $4,000 was
raised in the auction to help In the
In a fitting moment,, the
Centennial Building (which marks
the site of the 1938 centennial cel-
ebration of the signing of Florida's
Constitution in 1838) was the site
for the recognition of another cen-
tarian, Cecil G. Costin, Sr., who
will turn 100 in September of this
year.. He was recognized by his'
peers as he received the 1997
Lifetime Achievement Award.
The award is presented annu-
ally to someone who has made a
significant contribution to the
community within their lifetime.
Mr. Costln's wife of 71 years,
"Miss Lola', received the Citizen of
the Year award in 1991. prior to
her death in 1993.
Mr. Costin, born in Lyons,
Georgia in 1897, came to Florida
in 1901. His family moved to Port
St. Joe from Greensboro after the
railroad was bult, making the trip,
on a flat bed rail car in 1910.
Mr. Cecil's father, R. A.
Costin, opened the first two stores
in Port St. Joe (a dry goods and a
grocery) upon their arrival.
He may be the only living citi-
zen in the state of Florida who was
instrumental in the formation of a
county. Costin was on the com-
mittee which carved Gulf County
out of Calhoun County in 1925.
Aside from owning and oper-
ating several retail businesses
simultaneously in Port St. Joe,
Mr. Cecil has been a leader of the
First Baptist Church fori over 70
(See CHAMBER on Page 3)
Cecil Costin, Sr.. [Big Cecil], left, is pre-
sented the Chamber's "Lifetime Achieve-
ment" award from his grandson and outgo-,
ing Chamber president, Charles Costin, at
Monday night's annual Chamber banquet
and installation of officers.
New president, Wayne Pate, presents Charlotte Pierce
with the "Citizen of the Year" award in commemoration of
her many civic activities the past year.
Tonya Nixon honors George Duren with a plaque for his
accomplishments as "Merchant of the Year". Duren is in-
volved in many civic activities in Port St. Joe.
The two presidents get together; both the new president
Wayne Pate, and the retiring head of the CofC, Charles Co-
stin. Pate is presenting Costin the Past Presidents' Gavel.
FIFTY-NINTH YEAR. NUMBER 26
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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27,1997
What A Man!
PUBLIC TELEVISION DID AN important public service in
presenting Ken Bums' historic study on Thomas Jefferson Tues-
day and Wednesday nights of last week. Jefferson was truly a
giant among men of early America, and did as much as any one
man to drag this young nation into adopting a form of govern-
ment not yet tried by anyone in the world.
His Declaration of Independence was a masterpiece which
serves us well today as well as down through the pages of histo-
ry. It caused the nations of the world to take a different look at,
the importance of man and steer him on to a sense of personal
Every American should have been riveted to their television
screens for both nights of the showing if for no other reason
than to study the make-up of an honest politician, who was a re-
THOMAS JEFFERSON DIDN'T 'ask for the situation in
which history placed him, but aren't we fortunate to have such a
man available when we so needed him?
Granted, he had his faults. But, what man doesn't? Ever
since his fall in the Garden of Eden, man has been plagued with
faults he can do nothing about except strive to riseabove them.
It's true, Thomas Jefferson owned slaves, but what agricultu-
ralist in the south during his generation didn't own slaves?
Much was said about a few of his contemporaries freeing their
slaves but nothing was said about their situations which
prompted such a move. Nor, was anything said about the condi-
tions those freed slaves found themselves in following their hav-
ing been set free.
BUT, THE SLAVERY ISSUE aside, Jefferson did mankind as
a whole, far more good in his lifetime than he did to their detri-
ment. What man cquld ask for a better track record?
Every parent should have the ambition for their children that
they accomplish so much for mankind as did Jefferson. We
would have the problems of this old world all going in the right
direction before too many generations had passed by.
As a wholee, we give Jefferson a passing grade as an impor-
tant .personage in our past, who deserves the accolades history
has.placed upon him.
Boat Basin Blues
THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL protection con-
tinues to give the city trouble over the approval of its proposed
marina. Whether that resistance from DEP is justified or not, is
a matter of opinion which must be decided as well as the ques-
lion they now raise: What need does the city have for such a
large basin when it is proposing only 47 wet storage slips?
Right off the top we must ask what business is it of DEP,
what size our boat basin is if it contains only 47,wet slips?
But not wishing to antagonize the officials of DEP With a bel-
ligerant attitude, we will use only logic in opposing their posi-
tion, or we will support an immediate Devlopment of Regional
impact study, and get on with the show by settling that question
now and forever.
BUT, BEFORE WE DO let's point to the size of Apalachico-
la's marina and the lack of problems they seem to be having
with DEP over the number of boats using it. Apalachicola Bay is
equally as sensitive as St. Joseph Bay, yet their shoreline is com-
pletely taken up by actual or pseudo marinas serving the needs
of hundreds of boats.
Then there is Panama City which has a number of marinas
whose size would dwarf Port St. Joe's proposed installation.
We would propose that the same yardstick be used in deter-
mining the permit for our marina as was used in approving
COULD WE HAVE AN assurance of DEP's cooperation if we
did submit to a DRI study now? Could we have an end to these
interminable delays if we allow such a study to be made? We
have verbal assurance, now, once more, that a permit will be is-
sued enabling us to proceed with construction of the new de-
sign, but we have had that assurance before.
We think Mayor Pate's suggestion is the right one to follow
over the long haul with'some modification. Proceed with con-
struction, using the new design, while we begin a DRI study with
anticipation of providing more storage slips after the study is
completed. Don't let the 'bird in hand' get away while seeking to
contain the one in the bush.
) Hunker Down with Kes by Kesly Colbert
Woodrow Was Slightly Ahead of His Time
The first computer I ever saw
belonged to Mr. Woodrow Kennon.
He kept it in a shoe box behind
the counter of his centrally locat-
ed and ever popular Mercantile,
Dry Goods and Grocery Store. It
consisted of a series of ticket
books, one of which was allotted
to each family in town. The thing
I liked about his system was you
didn't have to have any money to
get "up loaded." "Mr. Woodrow, 'I
got a NuGrape and a bag of
I wouldn't even hardly stop,
I'd just hold up my goodies on my
way to the front porch of that old
store. If I was fairly quick my
peanuts would be fizzing into the
NuGrape by the time Mr. Kennon
was entering the ten cents into
his "data bank."
The last Saturday of every
month he would "spool up" our
account and Dad would stop in.
mull over the -printout", grumble
as to how the bacon was dirt
cheap on his hogs but high as a
cat's back In the store, get W'oody
to add a couple of packs of
Camels and pay the $7.59 we'd
rung up that month.
If that bill ever got up over the
$10.00 mark, Dad would have a
little "accounting" session of his
own. He'd sit us all down at the
kitchen table, spread out the
month's worth of tickets and ever
so slowly start down the list.
"Let's see who's been tasting the
good life David, a Root Beer
and Moon Pie on the second, ten
You can see right off how my
aversion to this centralized, com-
puterized, know all, tell all system
developed way back in 1958. One
look at Mr. Woodrow's entry and
Daddy knew the date, the name of
the buyer, the goods purchased
and the amount! There wasn't no
getting around it! All you could do
was swallow hard and try to sink'
down in your seat.
"Kesley, a Dr. 'Pepper and
peanuts on the lifth. ten cents.
Kesley. an Orange Crush and two
bags of peanuts on the seventh.
fifteen cents. Kesley, a NuGrape
on the .... \\'hen he came to a
sheet with Mom's name on it. he
skipped to the next one. She was-
n't a part of these war games. In
Dad's mind somehow there was a
difference between Martha White
Flour and a Royal Crown Cola.
:"Kesley. another NuCrape ..
.." I was down 'bout eye level
with the table. "Leon, two thick
cut. baloney sandwiches, four
slices of hoop cheese, two Hostess
Cupcakes, a Zag Nut, a Milky
Way,. Necco Wafers, two
Sundrops ,and an Upper 10!
One' dollar and twenty, cents!
A DOLLAR AND TWENTY
CENTS! Sonnnn, did you feed
every kid in-town!"
SAnd there are folks o ut there.
that think there's no 'God in
I've spent the last thirty-nine
years kind'a steering clear of any
machine that purports to know
more than it should about the
way we're living our lives.
Computers are. by choice. Creel-
to me. foreign. out (o my' scope oi
do-ability, user Irnendly my hindi
foot, persona non gratis. etc. TI'r,
Star has "suggested" in their
polite, subtle way that I migli
consider doing my little blurbs in
a more modern form. "Kes. ha'.
you thought about a computer.'
"Your handwriting is terriblel:-
"Did a chicken get loose on the-
second page?" "Is this an 's' or ani
I got a computer.
Naturally, I had a major prob
lem right off. Fella sells me some
thing called a Windows 95--I'v,
got a two-year old machine before'
I ever type in a word! "Just click:'
to the menu and pick out whai:.
My goodness, does this thing
serve up cheeseburgers?
I thought Icons, were
Abraham Lincoln, John Wayni
and Richard Petty. As far as I car.
make out I haven't looked.
through an Andersen, a Pella. a
Dixie or a Croft yet. And I ain't
(See KESLEY on Page 3)-1
Yankees Come Dow South In Winter; We Go North in Summer.
SPRING MUST BE getting
here early this year. We've experi-
enced enough winter, as have all
our northern visitors. ,We see,
signs all about us. A redbud tree
blossoming out; people planting
gardens, robins out and about,
and the weather warming up.
Last Thursday, at Rotary
Club, Bob Bolduc, who has been
visiting with us for the four cold
months of winter for the past sev-
eral years, had some pictures of
his home in Garden City, Mich.,
to show us. The snow and ice was
everywhere. It sort of reminded
him why he comes down here
every year, as well as furnished a
progress report of how things
were at home.
We're getting more and more
of those people known locally as
"snowbirds" every year now.
Like Bob, they come when
the weather really begins to get
ikky about the middle of Decem-
ber to the first of January, and
come prepared to stay until
around the first of April.
BY JANUARY, WE are usual-
ly just beginning to get into our
winter season, when the tempera-
ture gets down into the 30's and
the 20's for a day or two at a
time. Our visitors don't seem to-
mind it, however. Like Gene and
Beulah Landers, they put the lo-
cal weather into the proper per-
spective by saying, 'This is noth-
ing like back home, where we
-can't even get out of the house for
weeks at the time."
I guess, when you;look at the
temperature in that light, it all
comes out pretty good.
The picture of Bob's home
had snow standing up on a post
on his deck which looked as if it
was six or eight inches high. The
snow in his yard was 50 inches
deep! The lake behind his home
was freezing over. That's the kind'
of encouragement which makes
him happy to be here.
WE'RE BEGINNING 'IO get
quite a mailing list of visitors who
come here for the winter months
and go back home for the sum-
mer. They'll change their address
every season, to their current ad-
dress, then change it back to Port
St. Joe in the winter months.
We had one of these 'itiner-
ants' come by the office the other
day, ready to talk. He was a re-
tired music director by the name
of Pate. He's trying hard to trace
common ancestors back to see if,
he is related [distantly] to our
Mr. Pate, like Bob Bolduc, is
from Michigan. Bob says he is,
from the "warm" side of Michigan.
They are all fine people.
They just had the misfortune
to have made their home in the
northern states,.when they:could
just as easily have made it in the
I HAVE -CONSIDERED those
northern dwellers lucky on occa-
sion about the middle of August
when the temperature and the.
humidity gets to acting up
around these parts, though.
Folks' from here don't spend
the months from July through
September in the northern states,
but they sure keep the road hot
[no pun intended] between here
and the mountains of Tennessee
and North Carolina during these
More than a few folks from
here even have homes in the
mountains they visit right regu-
larly during the hot, muggy
:It seems -that no location is
the ideal situation to be in year
'round. It takes a smattering of
both to remain comfortable.
I DON'T KNOW what
Smudgy, our toy poodle, would
do with weather such as visitors
to this area are fleeing.
Smudgy has acquired the
habit of sleeping on the foot of
our bed, where the extra blanket
lies at the ready position in case
we get cold during the night.
Smudgy will burrow, into that ex-
tra blanket, or she will sleep on
top of it, whatever 'the conditions
I have even been awakened
on a particularly cold night and
felt her burrowing under the cov
ers between Frenchie and I, in an
Attempt to remain snug as a bug
in a rug-or should I say, "Snug
as a little dog under the covers."
I remember when I was a lit
tie boy, all us boys at home had
to sleep in the same bed. Now. ii
you think that wasn't crowded
you just put four boys in a doubir
bed .. even though they ar dil:
little boys ... and you have a bet'
full of boys!
Well, we had a little fiest dou,
by the name of "Dirty". Dirty had
the same sleeping habits a.:
Smudgy. She would worm i
way to the foot of the bed unld,-.
the umpteen blankets, to get i
out of that Oklahoma freei;
Of course Dirty had a luni
tional use at the foot of our b,-i
under the covers, for which .
boys were profoundly grat.l'j .
She had sort of a bonus to olit,
She kept our feet warm!
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SNew Senior Citizens Center's Official Open House and Grand Opening
Huge Crowd of People Attend Ceremonies Sunday Afternoon Marking Completion of a 10-Year Dream Come True
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Part of the crowd in attendance at, the ties nd enjoying the various refreshments
Open House mill about, inspecting thefacill- .located throughout the meeting room.
Nixon Outlines Activities of Merchants'Assn. for Kiwanis
Tonya Nixon, vice president
of the Merchants' Association,
spoke to the Kiwanis Club at
their meeting Tuesday, outlining
some of the activities sponsored
and actively carried out by the
"What we're about is- the
sponsorship of family oriented ac-
tivities," the speaker said. 'We're
avery active group in what we do,
which is to promote family groups
enjoying themselves as a unit."
'We're a growing organiza-
tion," she said. "We have grown
by at least 20 members in just
the past year, mainly because:we
are doing things."
The most ambitious under-
taking of the organization has yet
to be publicized very much, she
pointed out. 'We're waiting until
the renovation of Reid Avenue is
finished in about three months,
before getting serious with our
next project, which is to build a
gazebo, in the Frank Pate Park.
It'll be more than a gazebo. It'll be
a band shell as well; something to
provide shelter, for outdoor enter-
tainment in the park."
Nixon pointed out that the
merchants sponsor four activities
during the course of the year.
First comes the Easter egg
hunt. "It's extremely popular with
the kids. Last year we had ap-
proximately 300 kids show up on
the Saturday morning before
Easter to participate."
'The Fourth of July activity
we have sponsored the past
couple of years, prior to the fire-
works display has attracted a
large and enthusiastic, crowd of
participants," she pointed out.
'"The Hallowe'en parade and
trick or treat downtown has at-
tracted a huge number of kids
and parents alike to participate."
she said. This project, carried out
for several years, has proven to
be extremely popular.
Then she mentioned the
Christmas Parade, which the
merchants inaugurated many
years ago. For the past two years
the parade has been combined
with the aits and crafts festival to
provide a full day of entertain-
ment at Christmas-time.
'These and other special
events have been produced by the
merchants over the years, to ex-
press appreciation for the busi-
ness the residents of the commu-
nity afford them and to show
their concern over the opportuni-
ties available to our local people."
the speaker concluded.
It took 10 years from concep-
tion to birth, but the Senior Citi-
zens Center is finally a reality.
The building was dedicated in a
short ceremony and open house
Sunday afternoon as a huge
crowd of local supporters turned
out to see what persistence had
It was the conception and
persistence of the late Stiles
Brown, 10 years ago, which start-
ed the project on the road to real-
ity Sunday. It also took the eight
year stint of Jerry Stokoe, dream-
ing up numerous fund raising
projects to make the building a
What the community has
now is a 6,500 square foot facili-
ty, complete, with only a $62,000
mortgage. The center was. built
totally without any state or feder-
al government aid. The center
was constructed with all local *
funding. The largest of public
[city and county] funds which
went into the building was
25,000. The remainder came
through public subscriptions,
fund raising activities and dona-
tions of everything from bricks to
Ceiling joists, to labor.
The center is truly a commu-
It was always Brown's dream
that a serviceable building would
be built. The new center is that
Already, plans for more ser-
vices to the elderly are being ex-
plored by the director of the.cen-
ter, Jerry Stokoe. Perhaps the
most ambitious and most needed
service is to provide a "sitting"
service for elderly people being
cared for in the homes of rela-
tives: Stokoe has plans to care for
the elderly by looking after them
for a day or even a week, allowing
for the care-givers to take a little
time off from their responsibilli-
This Is in addition to tthe mul-
titude of services the center al-
ready offers for the elderly.
The center now offers a place
to gather for games, crafts, exer-
cise programs, watching l.TV.,' i
meals, socializing, and a placeof'.
d The building is fully air con-
ditioned and, centrally heated. It
is located on the; Gulf County,
Courthouse property and is built
of a matching brick facade, com-
Chamber from Page
Doesn't Trust States' Lust For Land
To the Editor: ..
I Ju~l;read with interest your
February 6 issue, in. particular,
|I page I-B. "State Trying to Buy
Please .excuse my cynicism
but for some reason what flashed
through my mind was a not too
distant past occurrence, .'in
As I remember it, large
amounts of the bay were declared
"off limits" to oystermen by tie
SState, Governor Martinez. on his
way out, "acquired" 150 acres of
this prime Apiaachicola Oyster
bottom. I trust ipem not.
How Could I For
Port St. Joe, Fl.
We're disappointed! Referring
to your ad for nearly 60 years of
news, you listed, "Your source of
Reliable News" covering the plac-
es, listed in your ad but, you
didn't list Howard Creek and
there are a lot of people good
people in our little community.
I think we're as big as some of the
other places you listed, maybe
even bigger. We have our own
*, church, country mart, fire depart-
(From Page 2)
picking up that little thing on the
side until someone explains to me
why it's called a mouse.,
I pushed the escape button..
and did not find myself in
Knowing how to type would
probably help. It took me two
days but I finally managed to fill a
page. It was, without a doubt, the
best story of my career. I quickly
pushed Save Ctrl+S and Save F3
and double clicked on "do not
delete". My whole article immedi-
ately disappeared. My crowning
achievement irrevocably lost. I
pushed every button on that mon-
ster. I shouted at the empty Corel
WordPerfect Seven screen. I
cursed Woodrow Kennon. I cried.
I called The Star. "Guys, I'm
gonna do one more with my No. 2
pencil ... and hey, I might be a
Leon says that DOS stands
for Digital Oscillating Surveil-
lance. You don't reckon these
machines are watching us .....
Lost in space,
S. At one time, I lived in Gulf
and Franklin Counties and love
them for what they are, not what
they could become. I personally
have little respect for the type
'changes that are in motion today.
It pains me to read about the
beach driving issue as yet anoth-
er signpost on the road to the
future ... Alas.
I pray that Port St. Joe resi-
;'dents are able to bring more than
a club In the pending "gunfight"
over Gulf County.
Thank you for your time and
/s/ Martin D. Arrasmith
get Howard Creek
ment and community center. Also
a lot of people who care and help
others when needed. I believe
most of the people who live here:
are year "round subscribers to
The Star. We like having "our'
own" newspaper as we are in-
formed of all things going on
around us. So why not include
the community of Howard Creek.
We are a part [however small]
that helps keep The Star going.
[ED. NOTE-How could I for-
get Howard Creek! It was an un-
fortunate slip of the pen that did
it. Rest assured that all future
appearances of, that "bragging ad-
vertisement" in this wonderful
newspaper will surely,contain the
name "Howard Creek"l-
SIf fire ants chased
you out of your own yard
last year, this year things
are going to be a lot
- X- regain
control of your yard.
o 'S TOTAL
P. 0. Box 13675 Mexico Beach
years. In 1996. he was recognized
for his 75 years membership as a
Mason, and is the oldest living
Mason in Florida.
Recognizing the need for addi-
tional banking services, he helped
to charter Citizens' Federal
Savings and Loan 40 years ago.
Through his hardware store he
has built many homes in the Port
St. Joe area and helped countless
people achieve a start in life. He
never refuses a request to serve
the community, and just recently
addressed the Port St. Joe Garden
Mr. Cecil and Miss Lola were
blessed with sti children, four of
whom are surviving; Ashley.
Jimmy. Dorothy Magldson, and
Sara Jo Williamson. Cecil G.
Costin. Jr. and Marjorie Carr have'
passed away In recent years.
A number of Mr. Cecil's chil-
dren, grandchildren and great
grandchildren were present for
the evening as the patriarch of the
Costin family was recognized.
Making the award was Mr. Cecil's
grandson. Charles Costin. retiring
president of the Chamber of
Also recognized as the Citizen
of the Year for her contributions to
the community. educational sys-
tem, and her church was
George Duren received the
Outstanding Merchant designa-
tion by the Port St. Joe Merchants
Association for his unfailing com-
mitment to the community and
Installed as officers for the
,coming year were: Wayne Pate.
,Aresident; Frank Seifert, vice
'president; Beverly Hambrick, sec-
retary: and David Warriner, trea-
surer. Joining the Board of
Directors this year will be Ferrell
Allen, David Warriner and Lynda
Those assembled were enter-
tained with a magical comedy act
by Brian Upton and Matt
Roberson, local magicians.
emet from Page 1
temporarily. came before the board, after he
rih r had moved a used mobile home
In recent action, the city has into the city without a permit or
stopped the moving of'used mo- having an in section of the unit
bile homes into the city until they. beforehand. He was informed he
could be inspected for compliance would have to comply with the.
with building ordinances and for city's ordinance that requires in-
condition of the homes. Mondayi section, and, of course, his unit
night's action was a first test for would have to pass several re-
the ordinance quirements of the 'inspection be-
Monday night. Larry Hall fore it would be allowed to stay.
Sr. Citizens' director, Jerry Stokoe, takes time out from
playing host to converse with his wife and mother-in-law,
Mrs. Ida Ethel Brown and Mrs. Coleman Kirkland.
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The new building 'is to be
available for use in pubic func-
tions as well, Stokoe said. 'We've
already been host for two wed-
dings. We have a full kitchen for
preparation of food and this huge
meeting room you see here for
people to use for parties, pro-
grams, showers, club meetings,
or most any public function."
Stokoe presided over a short
dedication program-at the begin-
ning of the Open House session
Sunday afternoon. He expressed
the center's thanks to the many
people who played an instrumen-
tal part in getting the building
'Short addresses were given
''by Bill Lyles, President of the
Board of Directors: Henry Taylor,
Program Manager, Department of
Elder Affairs, and Jim Drake, Ex-
ecutive :Director, Area Agency on
Aging for North Florida, Inc. They
all expressed their pleasure at
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Rev. David Fernandez pro-
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Jerry Huft pronounced the Bene-
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 1997
Pre-K Health Fair a Success!
Gulf District Schools/K.l.D.S.
Pre-K Health Fair was a big suc-
cess! On Thursday, February 20,
the Gulf County Pre-K Program
and Kids Instructional Day
Service worked together to create
a Preschool Health Fair. The
Centennial Building in Port St.
Stacy Anders (on far left), Outreach Counselor for Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc., is shown
above handing out candy and Juvenile Justice materials to children attending the Pre-K Health Fair.
Area's Girl Scout Troop
Has Exciting, Busy Year
Girl Scout Brownie Troop
#242 has been quite busy this
year. They have been working on
their career badge and recently
visited with Ida Ethel Brown to
learn some interesting back-
ground information about Port St.
-She went way back to the
days. of Ponce, deLeon, and
brought them right on through
her childhood days. The girls were
fascinated as they listened to her
wonderful stories of days gone by.
Then Ida Ethel and her
daughter, Elizabeth Stokoe, treat-
ed the girls to some delicious
After leaving, the scout lead-
ers wondered, who had more fun?
.. the Brownies or Ida Ethel?
They extend their thanks to their
hostesses. Mrs. Brown and Mrs.
The Brownies also paid a visit
to Parkway Animal Hospital and
were given an interesting tour by
a womih veterinarian.
They also have been doing
book reports on women pioneers.
The girls have really enjoyed
learning about different types of
careers that women can and are
Look Who's 40!
We love you.
-' Motley s
123 Narvaez Street
Port St. Joe Beach
Bruce and Sonya Motley
doing, many things that once only engineers. In fact, many of these
men did: astronauts, presidents women were girl scouts when they
of companies, politicians, and were young.
Shown in the
front row (1 to r)
In the back
row (1 to r) are:
Leah Taylor, and
Not pictured are
Kim Lewis (Troop Leader), Elizabeth Kilbourn, Candace
Branch, and Sara Hoffman (Tag-a-long).
Gulfs Retired Educators Meet
The Gulf County Retired
Educators will meet on Tuesday,
.. .- .."
Justin Ryan Martin
Michelle Martin of Highland
View is proud to announce the
birth of her son. Justin Ryan
Martin, who was born January 9
at Bay Medical. Justin weighed in
at 5 bs. 14.25 ozs. and was 19
Justin was welcomed into the
world by his very proud grandpar-
ents, Gerald and Alice Martin and
Uncle Jerry of Highland View. and
his very proud great-grandpar-
ents, Mrs. Ernest J. Goff of
Highland View and Mrs. and Mrs.
Norman M. Martin of Howard's
Creek, and his great-great-grand-
mother, Dora Martin of Crest-
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March 4th at the Fish House
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Barbara Oksanen, .RN 11il
speak on "Women's.Health: Past,
Present and Future". All retired
teachers are urged to attend.
of New Daughter:
Mike and Brenda Wood of
Port St. Joe are pleased to
announce the birth of a daughter,
Haley Jolynn, born on February
13 at Gulf Coast Hospital. Haley
weighed 5 lbs. 4 ozs. and Is wel-
comed home by her sisters,
Morgan and Natalie.
Grandparents are Lucious
and Evelyn Rushing, Lynn Woqd,
and the late Carolyn Wood.
Many thanks to everyone for
their cards, prayers and all the
kindness that was extendedd to
our family at our time of loss.
Love, the McCloud Family
Say You Saw It In The Star!
Marquez Roderick Johnson
Reko and CeCe recently wel-
comed home their little brother,
Marquez .Roderick Johnson. He
was born on January 17 at Bay
Medical Center. He weighed in at
6 Ibs. 4 ozs. and was 19 inches in
He's the son of Marcell and
Phyllis Johnson; the 'grandson of
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Gainer, Sr.,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Johnson, Ann
Calhoun, and Dr. and Mrs. Philip
Rahming, Jr. He is the great-
grandson of Bessie Faison and
Isabelle Johnson and the great-
great-grandson of Maggie Long-
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Giant Yard Sale
On March 8th
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association will be hold-
ing a giant yard sale on March 8th
from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.,
EST. The sale will be held in the
Port St. Joe Centennial Building.
Donations are needed to help
raise funds to pay for the new
Senior Citizens and Community
Center. Any item the could be
used by someone else that is no
longer of value to the owner would
be greatly appreciated.
There will be someone at the
Centennial Building from 1 to 4
p.m. on March 6th and 7th to
accept donations. Any families
holding yard sales are encouraged
to donate leftover items to this
Please call the senior citizens
at 229-8466 for more information
and to arrange for pick-up of
Outreach in Wewa
There will be a neighborhood
outreach" held in Wewahitchka
on February 27th from 10:00 a.m.
until 12:00 p.m. Staff will be
going door to door to inform the
public about the many services
offered to seniors 60 and over.
Y o u r '
Our family works hard at keeping your
family healthy. We provide you with only
the best of pharmaceuticals when you
need them. You can trust and depend
Two Pharmacists and Two Pharmacy
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Port St. Joe High School Parents
3rd Annual Advisory Council Luncheon
Tuesday, March 11, 1997
Lunch with your student 11:00-11:30
R.S.V.P. by March 6th, 229-8251
Parents earn 5 scholarship points by
attending luncheon and meeting
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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
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 referi-al or
4 t c. 2/6
Joe was the setting for this great
Over 400 children and 100
parents,, teachers and interested
community members came by
between the hours of 10:00 and
12:00 to be given valuable infor-
mation on parenting of preschool-
ers. Over 25 different agencies
were represented to give out to
the children and their parents
their information on helps and
tips available in our community
and surrounding area.
A special thanks to the follow-
ing agencies for their help. to
make this Health Fair such a big
K.I.D.S. Pre-K Staff; Healthy
Start; Headstart; Juvenile
Justice; Project H.O.P.E.; Sheriff
Frank McKeithen and the Gulf
County Sheriffs Department;
Gulf County Public Health Unit;
Division of Forestry Smokey and
Clowns; Even Start HIealth
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Citrus Stock takes low 20's.
Kumquais. Sai uma Orange, Lemon-
Peach, Pear, Plum, Pecan. Grape, Fig,
Japanese Persimmon, Pomegranate,
Blueberry, Bradford Pear, Japanese
Magnolia, Camellia, Native Azalea,
Crepe Myrtle, Althea, Bridal Wreath,
SAlso Guineas for Sale.
Services Teams; Salvation Army
Domestic Violence; City of Port St.
Joe Police Department; WIC;
Children's Medical Services.
Pediatric Primary Care;
EFNEP; Arnirican Heart
Association; F department of
Children & Famnilies; Newberry
Eye Clinic; Gulf County
Ambulance Service; Gulf County
Schools; Gulf County Health
Services Team; C.A.R.E.; Faith
Christian School; and Gulf
County Guidance Clinic, Inc.
If you are not on this list, but
would like to be for the next
Health Fair, please contact Pam
Lawrence, Health Fair Coordina-
tor, at 227-7440. Don't miss but
on this opportunity to get out
your message at the next annual
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 1997 PAGE 5A
Leffert Selected As New Chief of Police; Coming In April
JayiLeffert, presently a cap-
tain of the Orange County Sher-
iffs Department, will be Port St.
Joe's new Chief of Police begin-
ning the end of April. He and his
wife, Ann, will be relocating from
Gulf Veterans Still Get
Medical From Lake City
Gulf County Veterans Service
officer Bo Williams wants to clari-
fy for local veterans that Gulf
County veterans still receive med-
ical care from the Lake City
Veterans Medical 'Center and
Tallahassee Outpatient Center.
Williams said some questions
had surfaced concerning local vet-
S erans receiving medical referral
service from the new referral clin-
ic schedule to open in September
at the Naval Coastal Systems
Center in Panama City.
Bay County is located in a dif-
ferent "catchment area" serviced
by Biloxi, Mississippi and
Pensacola VA Medical Center and
Williams said he is currently
in contact with VA officials
attempting to improve VA medical
service for local veterans and
make it more convenient for those
seeking treatment But for the
time being, local veterans will
continue to be served by Lake City
and the Tallahassee Outpatient
Persons wishing further Irfor-
mation on medical services for
* veterans can contact Gulf County
Month at G.C.H.D.
During the month of April,
the Gulf County Health
Department will be featuring
colon cancer and prostate cancer
awareness and screening. The
Port St. Joe branch will offer
screenings on Tuesdays and the
'- Wewahitchka branch on Thurs-
S The following are lab tests
which will be done and both men
-' and women are invited to partici-
Men. -PSA (no rectal)
Colon Cancer Screen
Colon Cancer Screen
There will be a minimal
Charge of %$'10. OSfori men and'..
$5.00 for women to help cover the
costs of laboratory tests. To make
an appointment, call the Port St.
Joe branch (Tuesdays) 'at 227-
1276 and the Wewahitchka
branch (Thursdays) at 639-2644.
According to Port St. Joe
Police Chief Bucky Richter, Noel
Pabon Pantoja (27) of 208 Avenue
,C, Port St. Joe, was arrested
Monday afternoon on several
charges stemming from a retail
theft, at the Plggly Wiggly
Richter said the department
received a call at 2:07 from the
local store saying a subject had
fled the store on foot carrying an
armload of meat.
Dispatched units chased the
suspect down in the alley behind
the HRS building between
Highway 98 and Reid Avenue and
Second and Third Streets.
Chief Richter and Lt James
Hershey ordered the subject to
stop, at which tire Pantoja pulled
a knife and threatened the offi-
cers. After failing to obey the order
to drop the knife, he was subdued
with pepper spray and the assis-
tance of other officers responding
to the call.
Meat valued at $64.72 was
recovered by the officers.
Pantoja was taken to the Gulf
S County Jail and charged with
retail theft, resisting a merchant,
and resisting an officer with vio-
lence. Other charges are pending,
including aggravated assault on
Sgt Troy Simmons, Officer
Tracy Sanders and Sheriffs Dept.
Deputy Bobby Plair assisted with
Srs. Are Selling
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association will be selling
BBQ sandwich plates on Friday,
February 28th from 11:00 a.m.
until 1:00 p.m. at the Senior
Center and Frank Pate Park in
Port St. Joe, and they will also
deliver them to local businesses.
The dinner will consist of a
large BBQ beef sandwich, chips,
and iced tea for only $3.00. Please
call 229-8466 to place your order.
Veterans Service Officer Bo
Williams at the Gulf County
Courthouse Complex, or call 229-
Winter Park, where they have re-
sided for the last 30 years. They
have two grown daughters and a
three year old grand daughter.
SLeffert started out in South-
ern Florida at the patrolman level
and has worked his way through
the ranks. He has a significant
background in both operational
and administrative areas, receiv-
ing many professional awards of
He has obtained two master's
degrees, one in Criminal Justice
and one in Management, while at-
tending school at night. Leffert
also serves as a reserve Chief
Master Sergeant in the United'
States Air Force in the .security
policing division at Patrick's Air
Force Base. He has received a
wide variety of specialized train-
ing, in areas such as terrorism,
drugs, judicial process, quality
management and he attended the
FBI National Academy.
Mr. Leffert and his wife have
visited the panhandle of Florida
annually and feel this area offers
a high quality of life with niany
wonderful people. He has been
corresponding via internet and
when the Lefferts traveled ,here
for the interview, they met with
some of the correspondents, the
Lambersons. "Everyone treated
us so warmly and we knew the
.city of Port St. Joe offered us a
fantastic sense of community".
Some other area components
that left an impacting impression
that local residents could possi-
bly take for granted were the
beautiful music of the ringing
church bells and the sign upon
entering town listing all the state
championships. The sign sym-
bolized not only superb coaching
to Mr. Leffert, but it represented
the "heart and soul" of the com-
munity. He commented, "the
state championships proved the
extreme dedication of the local
residents, as well as the support
of the families and school per-
Mr. Leffert would like to pub-
licly thank the selection commit-
tee for choosing him as the new
Chief of Police.
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NAMArq MM-K-S, JR,
County Commission Chairman Nathatn Peters Jr. stands in front of the sign designating the North
Port St. Joe park.
A beautiful park area has
been constructed adjacent to the
Washington 'Recreation Center
with help from Gulf County and
the City of Port St. Joe.
Constructed over a three year
period, the park first began with a
half mile walking track which
Recently the track has been
lighted..so that It can be used in
the evenings. The Interior of the
track has been developed to
provide' recreational activities for
the entire family. ranging from
outdoor play equipment for chil-
dren to checker areas for senior
Also added for the enjoyment
of children has been a mini bas-
ketball court for children under
12, as well as a regulation size
court for anyone above age. 13. A
soccer field, volleyball court, play-
ground equipment and a picnic
aiea with covered gazebos are
available for the enjoyment of the
A Black History Wall has been
built with an artistic rendition of
Info, On Diabetes.
The Florida A & M University
Cooperative Extension Program
and the Gulf County Cooperative
Extension Service are sponsoring
a diabetes education program
March 4 in Port St. Joe.
"African Americans and
Hispanics are affected by diabetes
more than any other ethnic
group," says Dr. Dianna Edlow,
Family Resource Management
Specialist. "Those diagnosed with
diabetes must make lifestyle
changes and this .program will
teach them how to do so."
Health care professionals will
discuss who is at risk, and the
importance of diet and exercise.
Free blood glucose and blood
pressure screenings, and 'free
food samples will be offered.
"Each OOne Teach One:
Spreading "thle Word "' About
Diabetes" will be held at the Gulf
County Health Department on
Tuesday. March 4 from 7 to 9
Please register in advance.
For more information, please con-
tact Dr. Dianna Edolw at. (904)
561-2095 in Tallahassee or Marie
Jones at 639-3200.
Daisy B. McCloud
Daisy B. McCloud, 73. of Port
St. 'Joe. passed away Sunday
night, February 16 at her home. A
native of Quincy. she had been a
resident here since 1942 and had
been a member of the First Born
Church of the Living God.
Thompson Temple. In recent
years, she was a member of the
Amazing Grace Apostolic Holiness
Survivors include two sons,
Willie B. McCloud and Ed
McCloud. both of Port St. Joe;
three daughters. Isabell Breedlove
and Bessie Mae Suber. both of
SNew York and Janice McCloud of
Panama City) one sister. Hester
Akins of Quincy; three brothers.
Willie Bennett of Port St. Joe,
James Bennett and Chester
Bennett. both of Quincy: 23
grandchildren: many great-grand-
children; and a host of nieces and
The funeral service was held
at 2:00 p.m.. E.S.T. Saturday,
February 22 at the First Born
Church of the Living God.
Thompson Temple. Interment fol-
lowed in the family plot in Forest:
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.
Malcolm and Martin Luther The entire are
King, Jr., two black leaders dur- beautifully landscape
ing the 1960's who were instru- with shrubs, but ma
mental in the Civil Rights move- which will provide-s
Way to Cha
David Ortiz. an eighth grade
student at Wewahitchka Jr.-Sr.
High School spelled his way to a
county spelling championship on
Tuesday, February 18. This year's
county bee was held in the Media
Center of Wewahltchka's high
school and had six contestants.
one from each school in the coun-
ty having grades five through
After several rounds of com-
petition the field had been nar-
rowed to the WHS champ. David
Ortiz. and Ashley Smith, a fifth
grader from Faith Christian
School. The competition ended
when Ashley missed "puzzling"
and David spelled "flamingo" and
"microscopic" correctly for',his
Other school champs,p'artici-
pating in the bee were: Jennifer
O'Barr from Highland View
Elementary; Christopher Perrin
from Port St. Joe Elementary;
Andy Shoaf from Port St. Joe
Middle; and Hunter Nunnery from
Gulf County School would
especially like to thank Barbara
Shirley-Scott. who served as the
pronouncer, and Sarah Jo Wooten
and Juanise Williams. who served
as judges. Thanks also to the host
a has been
ed. not only
my oak trees
hade as they
z Spells His
school, Wewahltchka Jr.-Sr. High
School for the reception honoring
all participants and guests.
The champ's next challenge
will be the regional competition in'.
Panama City on Saturday. March
15. Good luck. David.
Bake and White
Port St. Joe High School's
NJROTC students will be having
bake/white elephant sale on
Saturday, March 1st at Frank
Pate Park from 8 a.m. until. Any
donations may be brought that
The NJROTC gr-oup "i"imTst
raise $4,000 to be usedto fund .
their annual trip to San'Diego.- .
Also. $1.00 donatoins will be'
accepted during the sale in:
exchange for a chance to be the
recipient of a 25" color television
the group is giving away.
to the Wewahitchka Area Noted
The Gulf County NAACP has
an eventful history in Wewa-
hitchka to commemorate during
"Black History Month". The 1997'
celebration will mark 14 years of
service for the Wewahitchka.com-
munity. The theme for 1997 is
"African-Americans and Civil
Rights: A Reappraisal."
The Gulf County NAACP is
proud to share with the commu-
nity the study of Afro-American
life and history and the conitribu-
tions they have made in
Wewahitchka. Part II of the event
will be held March 8 at 7 p.m., ET,
at New Bethel Baptist Church,
Port St. Joe. City and county.
elected officials are Invited to
HISTORICAL WRITING OF
ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN GULF CO.
The Superintendent of Public
Instruction of Gulf County sub-
mitted a proposal for a complete
twelve year academic curriculum
for the segregated, black students
only. Carver High School In
The proposal was accepted
and a twelve year academic pro-
gram was In progress. At the end
of the school' years between 1948
to 1955, Florence Myers. Nervene
Keith Colvin, Geraldine Myers
Williams, Annie Lee Keith
Grandberry were the first black
recipients of high school diplomas
in Wewahitchka from the Gulf
County School System.
Prior to 1948. Reverend
James Rouse graduated from
Jackson County School and fur-
thered his education at FAMU
University. He became the first
black from Wewahitchka to
receive a Master's Degree.
During the early 1900's
through the early 80's, Jobs were
plentiful in the African American
community in Wewa. The pulp-
wood Industry provided well
financially for several black fami-
Port SL Joe Middle School
observed its Third Annual Black
History Program on Wednesday,
February 26 at 9:30 a.m. attend-
ed .by faculty, students and the
'This year's speaker was. Dr.
Harold J. Henderson. Dr. Hender-
son Is an educator, administrator
and lecturer. He Is a native of
He is currently serving his
fifth year as Superintendent of the
Gadsden County Public School
District. Prior to being elected to
this office, he served as the
Director and Provost of Tallahas-
see Community College, Gadsden
lies in Wewa. Ernest and Harold
Williams inherited their father's
business and operate it today.
Other businesses, established
as early as 'the 1930's, in the
black community are credited to
these individuals: Deacon
Johnathan Rouse who was the
first black to operate a dry good
store; Neal and Shep Freeman
who had the first black barber.
shop; and Ethel Smith who had
the first black beauty shop. It has
been discovered that from the
1950's to 1960's, Willie and
Clarrisa Williams operated a gro-
During the early :1900's in
Wewa. midwives were very com-
mon for birth delivery. These
women were instrumental and
experts in their field to help birth
hundreds of babies, both black
and white, born at home in Gulf
County. These women, honorably
remembered for their valuable
service to the community, are
Patty Lee Faison, Minerva Rouse,
Myrtle Hurd, and Mamle Fisher.
Mamie Fisher and" Einora Hill
Turner received formal education
in this field.
SOCIAL AND CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS:
The establishment of the 4-H
Club is credited to Roy Lee Carter.
Roy Lee Carter was thle first black
to become the Gulf County
Extension Agent. The 4-H Club
provides area youth with positive
growth and knowledge of agricul-
Ever since African-Americans
received the right to vote. they
have remained active in the elec-
tion process. Betty Hand was the
first black woman elected com-
mittee woman. Charles Bostick
was the first black man elected
Abdelkader Semman.-.,- .
"Clear the Roads"
Abdelkader Semman, 64
years old, a native of Algeria and
Krupp Stahl. Germany is proud to
live in the United States.
Abdelkader has been coming
to the Mexico Beach area for sev-
eral years and has made many
Mr. Semman has just recent-
ly passed his driver's license test,
taken at the Division of Driver
License in Callaway.
His wife Dorothy, a U.S. citi-
zen, has been teaching at a U.S.
Air Force Dependents' School in
Germany and New York City.
The Semmans will be return-
ing to Germany soon for a six
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Growing Bean Sprouts
Once thought of only as
Chinese vegetables, bean sprouts
are easy to grow, and they're a
good source of protein, as well as
many vitamins and minerals. In
addition to being very nutritious,
sprouts are inexpensive. Half-a-
cup of dried beans will explode
into a quart of sprouts, costing
only about three cents a serving.
Many methods of sprouting
beans seem to give good results.
The three I'll discuss in this arti-
cle are very simple, because they
make use of materials most of us
already have around our homes.
My information was provided by
IFAS of the University of Florida.
The first step in sprouting is
the same for all three methods.
After buying some beans or seeds
sold specifically for sprouting,
sort them carefully, choosing only
clean, whole specimens.
Thoroughly wash about a quarter
of a a cup of those you select,
place them in a bowl or jar, and
cover them with lukewarm water.
Let the beans stand overnight. By
morning, they should have
expanded to about three times
their dry size. Rinse them well,
and pour off all excess water. Now
you're ready to proceed with one
of our three sprouting methods.
To use the first method, place
a couple of tablespoons of the
soaked beans in a quart jar, and
cover the top securely with nylon
mesh or cheese cloth. Turn the jar
on its side, so the beans form a
thin layer, and place the jar in a
warm, dark humid location.
The next step is very impor-
tant. At least three times every
day, until the sprouts are ready,
pour lukewarm water into the jar,
swirl it around, and drain it off.
The seeds should be kept moist
but not wet.
Depending on the beans or
seeds you're using, sprouts will
develop in three to five days.
Rinse and drain the sprouts as
soon as they reach optimum
length, and before rootlets
appear. If you're germinating
mung beans, the sprouts should
be one-and-a-half to two-and-a-
half inches long when they're har-
vested. Alfalfa sprouts are best
when they're about one inch long.
Soybean sprouts should be no
longer than one-half inch before
harvest. And sesame and sun-
flower sprouts should be used as
Arizona Chemical employs
more than 1,400 people world
wide and locally employs about
100 people at the Port St. Joe
plant. Two other Florida plants
are located in Pehsacola and in
neighboring Panama City, where
the company's global headquar-
ters is located.. Plants are also lo-
cated in Oakdale and Springhill,
Louisiana,)'and in Picayune, Mis-
sissippi, making a total of six do-
mestic facilities. In Europe, Arizo-
na Chemical has plant operations
in Sandarne, Sweden; Greaker,
Norway; Niort. France; and Oulu
and Valkeakoski. Finland.
in addition to manufacturing
locations, Arizona Chemical has
research and development capa-
bilities in Panama City, Sterling
Forest, New York. Sandarne. Ni-
ort, .Oulu, Valkeakoski and
Zwolle, the Netherlands, and a
network .'f sales offices world-
About five months ago, the
parent 'company of Arizona
Chemical, International Paper,
the world's largest paper compa-
ny, named Jim Cederna the new
leader of Arizona Chemical. Since
becoming General Manadgi,' Ce-"
derna has met with numerous
employees at each of Arizona
Chemical's 11 manufacturing
plants throughout the world and
posed the following question, "If
somebody asks you what Arizona
Chemical's top priority is, what
would you tell them?" The correct
response was "growth".
"The rule of business is, if
you aren't growing you're going
out of business," Cederna said.
"It may not be next year or the
year after, but somewhere down
the line, maybe five, 10, or 20
years later, .the company will
eventually fail' if it doesn't grow."
In regard to environmental
compliance, here locally the em-
ployees of the Port St. Joe plant
have initiated an Environmental
Stewardship Council. Their mis-
sion is to help each other act as
an environmental steward both at
work and at home by. promoting
environmental responsibility. The
council recognizes that effective
environmental stewardship be-
gins with environmental responsi-
bility and results in environmen-
The council is composed of
10 employees and meets once per
* month. Council members include:
Clark Davis, Bruce Evensen,
Steve Lawrence, Jim Newton, Na-
than Peters, Jr., Randy Phillips,
Glenda Rosasco, John Setterich,
Joey Tarantino, and George
"To encourage unity around
the world, we have defined, what
we mean by trust and teamwork
for all employees of Arizona
Chemical. Trust is our belief in
each other's integrity and expect-
ed forthright behavior. Teamwork
means we share the same attrib-
utes when acting individually and
with other people, Trust and
teamwork go hand in hand," Ce-
In fact, plant personnel, led
by Port St. Joe Plant Manager
Clark Davis, .meet bi-monthly
with a Community Advisory
Council to allow area residents to
ask questions, get answers and
voice any concerns.
Advisory members who vol-
unteer to serve on the council
cbme from all walks of life. CAC
-meetings cover topics such as
overall facility operations, envi-
ronment. health and safety proce-
dures, eniergency preparedness,
economic contributions and com-
In return, Arizona Chemical
looks for area assistance from the
community in order to grow, such
as creating partnerships with
cost effective, quality suppliers.
The company needs local vendors
who will support its values of
trust and teamwork to help every-
one involved achieve successful
Swamp Gators of UofF
Coming to Wewahitchka
Wewahitchka High school will
be hosting an exciting basketball
game against the famous "Swamp
Shooters'. This is a group of ap-
proximately 15 football players,
that are either senior college
players or have already entered
the pros that will be coming to
Wewahitchka on MNarch 22nd. to
,play a game of basketball against
local sponsors. Players such as
Heisman trophy winner Danny
Wuerffel, Kerwin Bell and Shane
Matthews, formerly of the Florida
G ators;Mwill be there.
Their message is straightfor-
ward and clear. "Say No To
Drugs". During breaks, a player
will speak to the audience and
also give away exciting prizes. At-
half time,.someone will be select-
ed to try a half-court shot for a
Mark. your calendars now to
attend this event with your fami-
ly. Please call Johnny Tauton at
Wewahitchka High school if you
are interested in becoming a
public hearing on a mobile home
ordinance aimed at regulating the
permitting of unsightly, used
mobile homes being set up in the
Commissioner Traylor sug-
gested the ordinance after'receiv-
ing several complaints regarding
an influx of used mobile homes
being set up in the north end of
Commissioner Warren Yeager
voiced his concern that some of
the permitting regulations and
rules went too far regarding recre-
ational vehicles and might dis-
courage visitors to the county.
The board decided to hold a
workshop prior to their next
meeting to review some of the
wording of the ordinance before
In Other Business
*Accepted a bid from
Southeastern Mechanical Con-
tractor ($49,000) to rework the
Indian Pass boat ramp pending
the board negotiating a price
within the $30,000 of boating
improvement funds available for
the 'project. The plans call for
replacing the launching facility
and making it easier to launch a
boat at the facility.
*Agreed to a request by Gulf
County Judge Bob Moore to
match funds for improvements
made to the Gulf County
*Agreed to consider a fran-
sponsor. Stay tuned for addition-
Invited to Lunch.
Parents of Port St Joe High
School students are invited to
attend the 3rd Annual Advisory
Council Luncheon on Tuesday,
Those taking part will lunch
with their child from 11:00 toq
11:30 a.m. and attend a parent
meeting from 11:30 until noon, all,
the while earning five (5) scholar-
ship points for their attendance
If you plan to join in, R.S.V.P.
by March 6th by calling the
school at 229-8251.
The Gulf Coast Workforce
Development Board will hold an
Executive Committee Meeting and
General Board Meeting at 4:30
and 5:30 p.m., CST. respectively,
on Tuesday, March 4. The meet-
ings will be held at the Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative, located at
722 Highway 22 in Wewahitchka.
and all interested parties are
invited to attend.
chise agreement with Carl Davis
to provide cable television service
to the Howard Creek area if he.
would pay the cost involved.
*Decided to continueto pur-
sue building a county boat ramp,
on the bay side of the Highland
*Decided to approve the Bay
County Council on Aging, Inc. to
serve as the Community Action
Agency for Gulf County. This was
requested by Commissioner John
Stanley and has to do with the
allocation of Community Service
Block Grant funds to the county
from the Department of
Community Affairs. Gulf was slat-
ed to be serviced out of
Tallahassee for their share of the.
funds, but the board feels the
county's needs will be better met
through the Bay County agency.
*Asked Commissioner Stan-
ley to work up some ideas on a
county-wide animal shelter to be
looked over at the board's next
*Several Boy Scouts from
Troop #47 attended the meeting,
along with Scout Master Bob
Bearden, as part of the require-
ments to receive a merit badge on
CHAIR. StP TO
soon as they're visible.
To employ the second
method, spread a couple of table-
spoons of soaked beans on sever-
al layers of dampened paper tow-
els, fitted into a colander, or per-
forated plastic tray. Wrap the con-
tainer in a black plastic bag, but
leave the opening loose, to allow
ventilation. As with the first
method, the seeds must be rinsed
thoroughly, three times each day.
When the sprouts first appear.
you can replace the black plastic
bag with a clear one, so you'll be
able to tell when the sprouts have
reached their proper length.
To use the third method, just
place a couple of tablespoons of
soaked beans in the bottom of a
new clay flowerpot that's been
saturated with water. Place a,
cloth screen over the bottom hole.
:and cover the entire pot with a
layer of muslin or cheesecloth. As
previously described, the beans
should be rinsed and drained
three times a day, until the
sprouts reach optimum length.
Regardless of the method you
choose, the sprouts must be used
or stored as soon as tLhe reach
proper size. If you don't plan to
eat them immediately, place them
in covered containers in the
refrigerator. They'll keep three to
Beach Driving Subject
of Hearing by DEP
The Department of
Environmental Protection has
announced plans for a public
hearing to which all persons are
invited. It will be held in the Gulf
County Courtroom on March 14th
beginning at 7:00 p.m., E.S.T.
A proposed rule amendment
will be discussed at the hearing.
The purpose of the proposed rule
amendment is to incorporate by
reference changes to the St.
Joseph Bay Aquatic Preserve
Changes to the plan are nec-
essary to protect the beach dune
system, marine turtles and other
natural resources in the aquatic
preserve from impacts of beach
driving, according to the
Department of Environmental
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Arizona Chemical: Growth
Through Trust & Teamwork
Sharks State Bound Again!
for Fourth Consecutive Year with Sub-Regional and
ST. JOE 81, HAMILTON CO. 49
If this seems twisted around to you we intended it to be. For ST. J 8 H TN 49
A in this phrasing it illustrates how most people react to going. to The top ranked Port St. Joe
their doctor for a physical check-up. It would not be natural if Tiger Sharks (29-3) are headed
you did not have some worries and thus approached y6ur fourth consecutive year after
entrance into his office a little meekly. defeating Hamilton County 81-49
ATuesday night in the "Dome". The8
But, when it is all over and the doctor has pronounced you fit Tiger Sharks brought home the
and well it makes you want to roar out of there like a lion. The State Championship in 1994 and
S air smells a little sweeter and there is a spring to your step you 1996.
didn't notice before. It's worth going! Port St Joe and Hamilton
County were neck and neck dur-
"A GREAT MANY PEOPLE ENTRUST US with their pre- ing the first quarter of play, but
scriptions, health needs and other pharmacy products. Brian Jenkins, one of the several
We consider this trust a privilege and a duty. May we be starters during the season, hit
your personal family pharmacy?" four three-pointers and two free-
Ithrows at the end of the first and
STOCKING A COMPLETE UNE OF HOME HEALTH NEEDS WITH DIRECT the beginning of second quarters
BILLING TO MEDICARE to help pull the Tiger Sharks
I a 0 aheada.
Buzzett's Drug Store U tu ^t 1
Buzzetts Drug StoreThe Tiger Sharks led 16-15 at
*Sthe end of the first quarter and
317 Williams Avenue Port St. Joe outscdred Hamilton 24-2 in the
Convenient Drive-Through Window second quarter. Port St. Joe's full-
Revlon Cosmetics Carlton Cards Russell Stover Candles court press produced most of
229q877'1 their second quarter points.
:After leading 40-17 at half-
fi b av = Usa r time, the Tiger Sharks put togeth-
bl*i SB. =&aer an 18-12 run in the third quar-
Gators Squeezed Out of Playoffs
WEWA 46, VERNON 48 received three offensive fouls in April Riley led the Lady
Cecil Jackson's last-second the first 1:30 of the game. Until Gators with'24 points and 19
shot in overtime didn't fall as the then, she had- only received one rebounds. Diana Taunton fol-
Wewahitchka Gators were defeat- offensive foul all season. lowed with 16 points.
ed by Vernon in the Class 2A Sub- Graceville led by seven at halftime Riley has signed a scholar-
regionals. The Gators led 22-17 at and Wewa just couldn't catch up ship to play basketball for Chipola
halftime hbt Ve..r, nlutnrored in the second half. Jr. College.
them 13-8 in the third quarter to
bring the game back to a 30-30
Both teams scored 12 points
in the fourth quarter, which sent
the game into overtime. Vernon
made" two foul shots with eight
seconds left in overtime to go up
Cecil Jackson led the Gators
with 20' points, eight rebounds
and four assists. Amp Hill had 16
rebounds while Justin Jackson
added eight rebounds for Wewa.
,WEWA-C. Jackson 20, Edwards
4, J. Jackson 6, Hill 8, A. Taunton
VERNON-Nunnery 2, A. Brown
36, Rhoton 5, J. Smith 5.
WEWA 8 14 8 12 4-46
VERNON 6 11 13 12 6-48
WEWA 54, GRACEVILLE 58
Wewahilchka's Lady Gators
lost to Graceville this past Friday
night in a Class 2A Sub-regional
The Gators' April Riley
100 Inning Game
Set for Feb. 26-27
The Port St. Joe Sharks base-
ball team will play a 100-inning
baseball game from 3:30 p.m.
until 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday
and Thursday, February 26 and'
27. If all of the innings are not
completed, the game will resume
Saturday, March 1 at 10:00 a.m.
This event has been used
annually as a fundraiser for the
athletes, therefore the players
have been seeking sponsorship or
donations for their efforts during
the game. This has been a,good
fundraiser as well as practice for
the team in the previous years.
WEWA 2, SNEADS 1
The Wewahitchka Gators
baseball team won its first game
of the season, this past Friday over
Junior right-hander Ike
Mincy pitched a complete two-hit-
ter game and struck out 14 bat-
ters to pick up the win on the
mound for the Gators.
Wewa scored its only runs in
the bottom of the sixth inning
when they received five walks.
Josh Baxley had the Gators' (1-1)
only hit in the fourth inning.;
SNEADS 000 001 0 -1 2 0
WEWA 000 002 X -2 1 0
For the deal of your life,
JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
2251 W. 23rd St.
PANAMA CITY, FL 32405
Lady Sharks Softball
Opens Season, Now 3-2
PSJ 14, JEFFERSON CO. 2
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
softball team won its opening
game against Jefferson County
this past Thursday.
Gena Johnson gave up only
four hits while picking up the win
for the Lady Sharks.
Gena Johnson and Emily
Thompson each went three for
'three; Johnson had two RBI's
while Thompson had one. Lindsay,
Williams went two for three with
three RBI's and a homerun.
Sheila Hlghtower also had two
hits and an RBI.
JEFF. 002 00-2 '4 0
ST. JOE 310 46-14 14 0
PSJ 14-20, TAYLOR 3-7
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
won both ends of Saturday's dou-
ble-header against Taylor County
to improve their record to 3-0.
SGenat Johnson (3-0) picked
up both wins for the Lady Sharks.
Katie Kilbourn led Port St. Joe's
10-hit attack in the opener with
three hits. Courtney Lenox added
two hits while JoLynne.Parker
had a two-run homer.
InI the nightcap, Sheila
Hightower, Lindsay Williams,
Emily Thompson, Sam Ambrose
and Julie Lanford each had two
TAYLOR 000 03- 3 5 2
PSJ 338' OX-14 10 3
PSJ 270 65-20 16 3
TAYLOR 100 60- 7 7 6
PSJ 4, CHIPLEY 11
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
picked up their first loss of the
season against Chipley Monday.
Chipley jumped out to an
early led scoring five runs in the
top of the 'first inning. The Lady
Sharks' late rally just wasn't
enough to catch up to the Lady
Gena Johnson led Port St.
Joe with two singles and a double.
JoLynne Parker had two hits and
an RBI. : ;. .:: .
CHIPLEY 521 102 11
PSJ 000 003 1- 4
PSJ 13, RUTHERFORD 15
Port St. Joe, Lady Sharks var-
sity softball team lost to Ruther-
ford Tuesday, 15-13.
Despite a six run lead first
inning, Rutherford fought back
and took the lead in the bottom of
the fourth inning.
The Lady Sharks had a com-
bined total of 18 stolen bases. Ni-
cole Royster led with five stolen
bases, three singles, a double and
a walk. Linsay Williams also was
strong at the bat with two dou-
The Lady Sharks record is
now 3-2 and their next game nill
be at liome next Tuesday night
against Wakulla at 4:00 p.m. i
PSJ 623 0002---13
RUTHER 054 501X---15
The officers for the Port St.
Joe Dixie Youth Baseball League
would like to remind seniors that
the deadline to apply for.the Dixie
Youth Baseball Scholarship is
Candidates must be a senior
in high school and must have par-
ticipated In a Dixie Youth baseball
program when 12 years old or
younger. Financial need will be a
factor in determining'award recip-
ients. Candidate's ability as an
athlete will not be a factor in
For applications, or further
information, contact your high
school guidance counselor or
Suzanne White at (904) 227-
Dog Hunters Assn.
Wallace Guillot, president of
the Gulf County Dog Hunters
Association, has announced that
there will be a meeting of the
association's members ,on
Thursday. February 27th at 7:00
p.m., EST. in the White City Fire
Any Gulf County dog hunter
who hasn't had a chance to Join,
ter and a 23-20 run in the fourth
Senior Brian Jenkins led the
Tiger Sharks offensively with 21
points and and hit five of seven
three-pointers. Sophomores Rod
Chambers and James Daniels fol-
lowed with 13 points each. Doyle
Crosby had a double-double with
12 points and 10 rebounds for
Port St. Joe. Tyson Pittman did a
: great job passing the ball and led
the team with six.assists.
"We played our best game of
the season," said Coach Vernon
Eppinette. "We were a little slug-
gish in the first quarter, but from
then on we played like the #1
ranked team in the state."
"If we keep our focus and our
mental edge, we should play real
well in Lakeland," said Eppinette.
"We will be playing a great team,
Tampa Catholic, and they have
two guards that have signed to
play football with Miami and
Florida, plus they have 6'8" and
6'7" guys underneath."
ST. JOE-Jenkins 21, Chambers
13, Daniels 13, Likely 2, McNair
2, Jones 8, Dixon 2, Roulhac 2,
Crosby 12, Pittman 6.
HAMILTON 15 2 12 20-49
ST. JOE 16 24 18 23-81
In the Final Four 3A
competition, Port St. Joe
will face Tampa Catholic
at 8:30 a.m., ET, Wednes-
day morning, and the
winner will face the win-
ner of the Tampa Prep/
P.K. Young game at 1:00
p.m., ET, Thursday. P. K.
Younge defeated Hamil-
ton County in their dis-
trict final while Tampa
Prep beat Tampa Catholic
in their district final.
All games will be in
the Lakeland Center.
ST. JOE 66, NORTEVIEW 47
Despite winning by 19 points,
the Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks'
Sub-regional game against Bratt
Northview was a nail biter. The
Tiger Sharks could not Iron out
their poor offensive display in the
first half of play and Bratt
Northview capitalized on every
The game was tied 28-28 with
1.6 seconds remaining in the first
half when the Tiger Sharks fouled
a Northview player on a despera-
tion shot. Northview made one
free-throw to take a 29-28 half-
Port St; Joe turned it on in
the second half and pulled away
as they made their free-throws in
the final minutes of the fourth
quarter. The Tiger Sharks
outscored Bratt Northview 38-18
in the second half of play.
Senior Doyle Crosby ,led all
.scorers with 22 points while Brian
Jenkins added 19 points for the
NORTHVIEW-Ellls 9, Hayes 19,
Washington 2, Mims 14, Eweing
ST. JOE-Likely 4, Chambers 4,
Adkison 2, Daniels 8, Jones 1,
Jenkins 19, Crosby 22, Pittman 6.
but would like to, should be at
this meeting to fill out a member-
ship form. Membership dues will
Brian Jenkins (24) led all scorers with 21 points in Port St. Joe's
81-49 win over Hamilton County Tuesday night.
"loss of sensation," m
be general or local. In
anesthesia the patient
unconscious by gas
inhales or by substance
duced into his blood
and transported to h
For the most part,
anesthesia in dentist
come to be reserved
exclusively for serio
lems besA treated in a
teeth and fractured
well as minor treat
patients with a dread
Views On Dentaf Kealth
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.
Two Types of
h means these, local anesthesia is now
ay either the general rule in dental treat-
Sgeneral ment that would otherwise
is made cause pain. The dentist choos-
that he es an injection site with the
:es intro- smallest number of pain
)dstream nerves. He slowly injects the
is brain, local, anesthetic since rapid
general injection would stretch the sur-
stry has rounding tissues land thus
d almost inflict pain. After allowing suffi-
us prob- cient time for the anesthetic to
hospital. infiltrate, he is then able to
include complete his work with little or
wisdom no discomfort for the patient.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 1997 PAGE 1B
"Smoking Causes Lung Cancer"-Kent
Doug Kent Gives Rotarians Statistics Which Back Up His Statement
Have you04 been waiting
:patiently all year long for your
next taste of Girl Scout cookies?
SHave you been craving that won-
derful minty taste of a thin mint?
Well, your waiting has Just paid
:off because the cookies are
Girl Scouts will be selling
their famous cookies around town
from February 28 until March 16.
All the old favorites are back
including Thin Mints, Trefoils,
Samoas, Tagalongs, and Do-si-
Yoiu might want to try the
reduced fat version of the Chalet
Creme or the low-fat oatmeal and
raisin iced cookie called the Snap.
SThis delicious cookie has only 19,
calories, .2 grams of fat and a nice
5) loud crunch.
There is a new cookie this
year called Le Chip. Le Chip is a
'yummy chocolate chip and hazel-
nut cookie made with oatmeal
and a chocolaty bottom coat.
Every time you buy a box of
Girl Scout cookies you are helping
a girl develop life skills she will
need as an adult. Learning
responsibility comes from taking
responsibility, for example, for
Gulf County Schools
MARCH 3 7
SMON-Chicken & :Ric, Broc-
coll. Fruit Cup, Bread, and
TUES-Sloppy Joe, French
Fries, English Peas, Bun, Milk,
Corn, Bread, Milk, and Raisin
S Cole Slaw, Baked Beans,
SBread, Milk, and Cookie.
S FRI-Spaghetti. Tossed Salad,
Green Beans. Bread, and Milk.
-: L Rotarian Doug Kent has be-
come convinced that smoking can
., cause lung cancer, and he told
his fellow Rotarians so at last
.'; Doug had three pages full of
statistics which he shared with
his audience; one of which was
S"90% of all smokers begin srrok-
S ing before age 18."
Brittany Crocker, Jennifer
Highland View Elementary
Selects Spelling Bee Winners
Highland View Elementary re-
cently held its annual spelling
bee. The winners were: 5th grade-
first place, Brittany Crocker and
second place Austin Horton; 6th
* I? grade- first place, Jennifer O'Barr
and second place, Vicki Reed.
Jennifer O'Barr was the over-
all winner and will represent the
school in the county wide spelling
Rev. Frank Jones, pastor of
Zion Fair Baptist Church has
announced that the leadership
and members will be hosting a
Breakfast Fellowship on Satur-
day, March I at 9 o'clock a.m.
Free spiritual and physical food
will be provided, the cost will be
your presence only.
To the persons of North Port
St. Joe-thanks for the love you
all have shown in getting my
daughter out. May God ever bless
each one of you.
gathering orders and getting the
Information to the troop leader on
Communication skills are
honed when a girl gets the oppor-
tunity to talk to customers, tell
them how funds earned will be
used, answer their questions, and
thank them for an order placed.
Financial skills improve when she
'adds. up her orders, knows how
much money is owed to her for
cookies sold, and learns to make
the proper change.
SGirls also get the satisfaction'
of knowing they are raising money
for their own troop as well as the
local Girl Scout Council. Some
girls are able to pay for a week at
, .,summer camp or a Girl Scout trip ,
to Europe or Mexico with the
money they raise selling Girl
But, most importantly, they
benefit from taking part in an
organization just for girls, one
that offers them vital guidance on
their way to the adult world.
With the funds earned
through the Girl Scout cookie
campaign, the Girl Scout Council
of the Apalachee Bend is able to:
provide individual assistance to
girls for troop activites and schol-
arships to girls for council and
international events: provide cap-
ital improvements to maintain
and repair council properties
including Camp For ALL Seasons
in Leon County and Camp
Eleanor in Bay County; provide
financial support for Inner City
and Rural Outreach Programs:
Sand provide training courses for
all Girl Scout volunteers.
With nearly 3.5 million mem-
bers, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. is
the largest voluntary organization
for girls in the world. Its sole
focus is to meet the special needs
of girls from diverse racial, ethnic,
and socioeconomic backgrounds.
The Girl Scout Council of the
Apalachee Bend serves 4,100 girls
in 15 counties.
To order your Girl Scout
cookies, call 904-386-2131 or 1-
FREE HEARING TEST
GULF COAST HEARING. AID.
CENTER of. Panama City will be
S offering to anyone 55 or older a
free hearing test. If you have:
S been exposed to loud factory
noise, if people seem to mumble
or you ask people to repeat what
they have said, come see us at:
JAMES W DAME
Hearing Aid specialist
ST. JOE MOTEL
501 Monument Avenue
THURSDAY, MARCH 6
9:00 A.M. 12:00 NOON
This is our regular monthly Service Center and we will service any-
one's hearing aid free of charge. We have the lowest battery prices in
the area. Come in and try our service!
The speaker said it was the
duty and job of every parent and
adult to discourage teenagers
from starting to smoke at this
early and addictable age.
"Smoking is directly responsi-
ble for 87% of lung cancer cases,"
he reported. "That's a high per-
centage and one statistic we can
do something about, merely by
not taking up the habit, or stop-
ping if we now have the habit."
Kent said cigarette-related
cases of lung and bronchus can-
cer are more prevalent in the Pan-
handle than is average for the
state of Florida.
. The state average is 50.8 per
100,000 population. In Gulf
county, the average is 67.2; high-
er ~han the state average, but rel-
atively low in comparison with
other Panhandle counties. For in-
stance, Taylor County leads the
way with a prevalence of 90.4.
Franklin is next with 85.9. Then
comes Liberty with 72.0 and Cal-
houn with an even 70 per
Gulf County is about on a par
with Bay's .65.1 and Wakulla's
All Panhandle counties mark
incidences f .53 and up, with one
exception. Leon has the least inci-
dence of all Panhandle counties
at 48.2. Leon is even lower than
the state average.
Kent said, "I used to be a
smoker, but I quit when I started
work with the county health de-
partment several years ago and it
became evident to me that there
(was definitely a connection be-
tween cancer and cigarette smok-
Another graph, shown by
Blisters are the foot's reaction
to stress and abuse. If you see a
blister, you, know something is
wrong and you know where.
A blister is a pocket of fluid
that forms between the, inner and
outer layers of skin. It is a cush-
ion the body creates to protect it-
self from excessive friction or
SThe cause may be a shoe or a
sock that doesn't fit properly.l
Even the repeated pressure or
friction of a loose thread or a tear
in a shoe lining can cause a blis-
ter. Once a blister forms, walking,
Kent, showed the Panhandle of
Florida had the most smokers
among its people. The percentage
for the state as a whole and na-
tion-wide were about the same,
but the prevalence of smokers in
the Panhandle was higher than
any other geographic location in
the state, accounting for the high
prevalence of lung and bronchus
exercise, a sport.
or a job can ag-
the blister. -
Breaking the blister exposes raw,
inner skin to the problem and
adds the risk of infection. Protect
the blister with a padded bandage
or moleskin. If redness or swell-
ing develop, see your podiatrist
Presented in the Interest
of better foot care by:
DR. STEPHEN J. GROSS, PODIATRIST
HIGHWAY 98 EASTPOINT
St. Joe Papermakers
Federal Credit Union
Monday, March 3 7:00 p.m.
Marion Craig Coliseum Port St. Joe High School
Reports from the Board of Directors, Treasurer, Supervisory Committee
and Credit Committee will be given. An election will be held for Board of
1. Accounts insured up to $100,000 with NCUA.
2. Free limited loan protection (Credit Life) insurance up to
$20,000.00. This free loan protection will pay your debts off up
to $20,000.00, in the event of your death. Not to.exceed a 10
year loan or age 71.
3. Loan counseling and consolidation.
4. Low cost loans.
5. New home financing up to 30 years. No closing points on prop-
6. Home equity loans.
7. Home improvement loans.
8. Second mortgages at a vadable rate. ,
9. Open end property loans.
10. Property loans at variable rates.
11. Property loans at fixed rate for 5 years.
12. New and used automobile loans.
13. Boat loans.
14. Recreational vehicle loans.
15. Free checking account that;pays dividends. No service charge.
Unlimited amount of-checks. No,,minimum balance. No charge
for transfers. Free checks for retired members.
16. Automatic transfers from savings to checking accounts.
17. Free use of copying machine up to 5 copies.
18. Personal signature loans.
19. Free insurance that will double what you have In savings or an
IRA account up to $2,000.00. This would pay your beneficiary
20. Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA).
21. Free insurance draft paid through share draft accounts.
22. Travelers checks'at 100 per $100.00. No charge for retired
23. Money orders at $1.00 each. Five free per.month for retired
24. After hour depository.
25. Convenient drive-up window.
26. Withdrawals and transfers by phone.
27. Direct deposit for Social Security, Railroad Retirement, V.A., and
28. Disability insurance 24.6o per $100.00. After 30 days this will
make your loan payments in the event you are off sick or dis-
29. Consumer information, price guide.
30. Life time membership for you and all your relatives.
31. High dividends.
32. Fax machine services at both locations.
33. 24-Hour Teller Response.
34. On site ATM.
If you need special accommodations to attend the meeting please call the Credit Union in advance.
Door Prizes to include Color TV, VCR, Compact Disc
Player, Gift Certificate & Other Valuable Prizes furnished
From left: Austin Horton,
O'Barr and Vicki Reed.
BEST FOOT FORWARD
By Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist
Girl Scout Cookies
Have Come To Town
. Through March 16
O T u O O
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PAGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 1997
nAIL Shark Talk)
SAILe By: Gabe Clark
A new star burned brightly at
the annual Wewahitchka High
School Science fair held in the
gym on January 29th and 30th.
Jeremy Cain, an eighth grader
Well, if almost counts for any-
thing, we almost won both the
girls' and the boys' semi-regional
tournaments. The boys fell to
Vernon. on Vernon's home court
48-46 in overtime, after playing
what I thought was the hardest
I've ever seen a Wewa team play.
.Great effort, guys! I was extreme-
ly proud of the game, even though
we didn't win.
The Lady Gators,, at home
against Graceville, lost 58-54 as
visiting officials from Tallahassee
saddled Gator star April Riley
with three offensive fouls in the
first 90 seconds of the game, lim-
iting her playing time severely.
Another great effort, but we'll
have to try another year.
I know it probably sounds like'
sour grapes, but win or lose, I'm
convinced that basketball officiat-
ing.in the play-offs is the poorest
I see each year. Generally, players
see new officials that they never
see during the season, which
makes it difficult to adjust to the
new officiating crew's style.
Some crews call anything and
everything, while others seem to
call almost nothing, intending to
get the game over with, get their
checks, and get home at a decent
Preparations for the initial
administration of the new FCAT
test, designed initially to measure
the reading and math skills of
eighth and tenth graders in the
state of Florida, will be under way
By: Jo Hernandez
SInservice Days .
On Thursday morning, four of
our teachers will be heading out
to Orlando to the FETC
Conference along with several
other Gulf County teachers. We
will be involved in a convention
dealing with all the latest technol-
ogy, software and techniques for
teaching. It is a wonderful experi-
ence to meet and share new ideas
with your peers from around the
state. Those that will not attend
this conference will be involved in
local inservices throughout the
county. Remember that there will
be no school for students on
February 27th and 28th.
Yearbook Orders .
To keep the cost affordable for
our yearbooks, we still are accept-
ing orders for this year's book.
Anyone interested in ordering a
yearbook for their child may send
in a check or money order to
Highland View Yearbook. Please
send to your child's teacher by
School Advisory Goals ...
The School Advisory 'Council
met on Tuesday, February 18th
and suggested the following goals
won the junior division, and the
overall award in competition with
146 other projects. Jeremy's pro-
ject, entitled "Blazing Saddles",
involved filming radiation from a
the first week in March, with an
orientation session for students
followed by the administration of
the actual test.
Scores this year will be used
to set state levels and maybe
adjust some test questions if seri-
ous problems arise. Since it will
now become the state's measur-
ing device, please urge your stu-
dent to do his/her best.
Sometimes students think these
tests are not important and they
tend to breeze through them with-
out much effort.
If you're keeprig up, this nine
week term ends March 13. With
the inservice days considered,
that's about two weeks left before
we start the home stretch, and
since spring is always the busiest
time of our year, we all need to get
"geared up" for the big finish.
Our baseballers broke into
the win column by beating
Sneads last Friday night. We're
presently starting six tenth
graders, so fans will need a little
patience as the year progresses.
Softballers begin their season in
the Mosley Tournament on March
1 in Panama City.
Congratulations to Dawn
Alcorn for being selected as our
"Teacher of the Year". If she is:
selected as the county's "Teacher
of the Year," she'll receive a nice
reward! Good luckl
your student. He or she needs
your guidance and support. have
a great (and warmer, I hope) week!
Highland View Elementary
for next year.
GOAL #1-Mr. Kelley has suggest-
ed that we write one of our goals
on the writing test It was agreed
that the goal would be to improve
or exceed on the scores or.exceed
the state averages.
GOAL #2-One goal it was felt
should do with technology. Ideas:
networking all computers (except
office); making it an instructional
tool; upgrading memory in all
classroom computers to 16
megabytes; printers for all class-
rooms; science programs for
grades four to six; looking at K-3
basic skills program.
GOAL #3-Campus beautification
GOAL #4-Adopt spelling, lan-
guage, and science series so that
textbook can stay current. Adopt
a new text every five years.
If you have any other ideas or
suggestions that are not
addressed here, please send those
into the office so that we may con-
sider them in our final school
That's All .
Well, that will do it for the
news this week in the 'View.
radioactive pen with a 35 mm
camera in a fog chamber. '
Placing second overall was
perennial champion Charlie Cole
with his project entitled, "Can
Recycled Paper be Reinforced
Using Other Recyclable Content?"
Two years ago, Charlie's project
won the overall grand prize at the
Chipola Regional Science Fair and
placed fourth at the International
Science Fair held in Canada.
The third place overall winner
was Jack Husband with his pro-
ject entitled, "Which Chemical In
Fertilizers Is Superior For
Growing Plants?" Last year,
Jack's project was runner-up for
the grand prize award at the
regional science fair and repre-
sented this area at the State
Science Fair on April 1.
Other winners in the junior
division were: Gregory Barnett,
"What Effects Do Different
Environments have In Plant
-Growth?", second place: an'd
Bradley Shavers, "Is There A
Modern Use For. The Golden
Triangle?", third place.
Another winner in the senior
division was Andrew Davis for
"Which Wood Is Stronger?"finish-
ing in third place.
All these winners will repred-
sent Wewa High School at the
Regional Science Fair to be held
at Chipola Junior College on
February 27 and 28.
The returning state champion
track team opened their season at
Tommy Oliver Stadium on
Wednesday the 26th. The Sharks
have a good chance to win the
state meet for the fourth year in a
row this year, which if accom-
plished, will be a state record.
Please support your
team by coming out
to the opening meet.
The Lady Sharks
County last Thurs-
day 14-2. Gena
Johnson pitched for
the win. She- had five
strikeouts' and no .' i
walks. Offensively, ,~i, '
Gena Johnson and .
were three for three;
Lindsey Williams was two for
three; and Sheila Hightower was
two for two. Great job Lady
Congratulations to Jesse
Colbert and Stephanie Maxwell,
Port St. Joe High School's 1997
FHSAA Academic All State nomi-
Students who drive to school
are reminded not to enter or leave
,the parking lot from the Long
Avenue access road. Please use
the entrances by the gym instead.
The following people have
been approved to seek the offices
of president, vice-president, and
treasurer for the upcoming school
year: President Quint Klingbeil
and Jennifer Gaddis; Vice-
President Julia Six
and Meredith God-
frey: Treasurer Jes-
sica Hill and Nichole
will be held on
Tuesday. the 4th of
All seniors who
Shave not already
S done so. need to turn
^ .; in their senior index
for the yearbook..
Your senior index
consists of 125 characters or less
and describes you as you would
want people to remember you
years down the road when they
.look at their yearbook. You can
write a unique quotation or joke,
or just list all of your clubs and
accomplishments. You can turn
them in to Yearbook Editor,
Germain Clark, or to Mrs. Lowrey
in room 102. Ifyou don't turn one
in. then this section under your
picture will be left blank.
By Linda Whitfield
"Neither Sleet Nor Snow .. ."
The third grades at WES are
in ful swing implementing the
Wee Deliver Postal System. New
employees are: Kim Rhoades,
postmaster; Kayla Bailey and
Suzanna Whitfield, carriers; Tyril
Baxley land Courtney McMilion,
cancellers; and Dee Dee Neel and
Mandie Walding, sorters.
Pick up and delivery is at
10:00 each day and everyone
eagerly awaits the mall. Some
children haven't realized yet that
in order to receive a letter, they
must write one tool
Silk Road, Spice Islands,
Knights Galore ...
The sixth grade social studies
S Port St. Joe Elementary School
Students Of The Week
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week"
Marquisia Clemmons, Lenora
Weimorts, Jimmy Curry, Leah
Taylor, Chad Lucas, Cody
Strickland, and Jessica Sherrill. .
Congratulations to the class-
es of Linda Johnson and Barbara
Whitfield for having the highest
percentage of parents to attend'
the P.T.O. Talent Show.
Bulldog T-Shirt Sale
If you would like to purchase
a Port St. Joe Elementary Schodl
t-shirt, the cost is $10.00 (cash
Attention Parents and
Please be reminded that you
must go to the front office to
check out your child, leave
snacks, or lunches, etc. You are
not to go directly to the class-
room. Thank you for your cooper-
Due to teacher inservice,
school will not be held on
February 27 and 28.
Our annual spring picture
will be taken on Tuesday, March
4. All proceeds from this project
will go to your P.T.O.
School Advisory Meeting
There will be a School
Advisory Committee meeting on
Thursday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m.
in the media center.
Sixth Grade Parent Meeting
There will be a meeting for all
sixth grade parents on Monday,
March 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the
auditorium. They will be dis-
cussing plans for sixth grade
graduation, so please make plans
The FCAT Wvill be given to all
fourth and fifth grade students on
Tuesday, March 11 and Wednes-
day, March 12. This is a new state
test. Students will also take the
CTBS in April.
P.T.O. Business Meeting
There will be a P.T.O. busi-
ness meeting on Thursday, March
13 at 7:00 p.m.
End Grading Period
The nine week grading period
will end on Thursday, March 13.
Report cards will be sent home on
Monday, March 24. If you would
like to schedule'a parent/teacher
conference, please call 227-1221.
Feed Your Kids For Success
Remember what we feed our
children can positively or nega-
tively effect physical and mental
growth. So, watch your child's
diet carefully. In general, serve
balanced regular meals and nat-
ural sugar or no-sugar snacks.
Also, try to eliminate more foods
with artificial coloring, flavoring,
preservatives, sugary and espe-
cially highly processed foods from
your family's meals. Read food
labels to help you do this.
The first ingredient listed is
present in the largest amount, fol-
lowed by the one in the second
largest amount, etc. Here are
some inexpensive ideas which
may help you to balance meals.
Use moderate servings. As you
cook, use fats and oils in a very
small amounts, only when need-
Registration for kindergarten
at Port St. Joe Elementary School
will be held on Friday, April 25th
from 8:30 to 1:00. If your child
plans to attend Port St. Joe
(See BULLDOG on Page 8B)
classes of Rebecca Birmingham
invited the third grade class of
Linda Whitfleld over to their room
on Thursday to see the project
presentations. The reports were
visually exciting, 'spicy' content,
and entertaining. Here's what one
third grader wrote to Mrs.
Birmingham and the class:
"I think your class did an
excellent job on the social studies.
Thank you Miss Becky for inviting
us to see the reports. I loved it. I
really enjoyed watching them. I
think Tracy (Price) did a pretty
good job. When I get in the sixth
grade I probably want to do them
too. I'll probably do it about tur-
tles because I like them. Your
class did an excellent job. Thank
you." Bobby Simpson, third grad-
Valentine Tea Party
The third graders in Linda
Whitfield's class had a 'drop-in'
type Valentine Tea Party on
Friday, February 14. Little host-
esses and hosts greeted all who
came, seated them and then
served them with punch, cookies,
and conversation. Special guests
included parents, teachers,
grandparents, and Superinten-
Kids Have Such A Way
During Monday sharing,
Courtney McMillion was telling
the class how her mother,
Margaret, went to Panama Cit3 to
get some things and came home
with a new car. As she was
describing it, she said, "The seats
had this oblique line that went
into a horizontal line." We can
thank Saxon math for that!!"
Then, eight-year-old Freight Cox
began his sharing with, "When I
was a little kid ..."
Student Of The Week For
Pre-K Is Laurel Manor
Little four-year-old Laurel
Manor was picked by Joyce
Groom as the "Student of the
Week". She is the daughter of Phil
and Peggy Manor and loves to ride
her bike. She wants to be a
teacher and a mama when she
Laurel likes school and says
that she likes babies too. She
likes to play with Alisha Hooper
and watch her favorite TV show,
"Rug Rats". Her favorite color is
pink and her favorite song is
"Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star". If
she could visit anywhere, it would
be Micah Lister's house.
Miss Joyce says that, "Laurel
is a very good student. She loves
tb sing and look at books." Laurel
wins a large pizza from P. J.'s
Restaurant and Pizza Kitchen.
(See WEWA on Page 8B)
Port St. Joe
By Tanya Varnum
"STUDENTS OF THE WEEK"
This week's "Student of the
Week" for the seventh grade is
Brittany Parker. Congratulations
to you l
Tues/Thurs Rm 111 3:00 until
Mon/Weds Rm 104 3:00 until
The first, second and third
place winners of the middle
school science fair will be going to
Chipola Regional Science Fair on
February 27 and 28. We wish the
best of luck to all of you!
Congratulations to the middle
school baseball team for defeating
Carrabelle on February 21, their
first game of the season. The
score was 3-0. Way to gol
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
27 No School for Students,
28 No School for Students,
Baseball Games vs.
Apalachicola at home at 5:00
3 Baseball Games vs.
Carrabelle at home at 4:30
3 Softball Game vs. Roulhac at
home at 5:30
4 *Track and Field vs.
6 Softball Game vs. Florida
High at home at 5:00
6 Baseball Games in
Apalachicola at 5:00
(AUll times are E.S.T.)' .,.
FROM THE PRINCIPAL 'DESK
YBy: Chris A. Earley
BLACK HISTORY ASSEMBLY
Port St Joe Middle School
hosted a Black History Assembly
Program on Wednesday, February
26 at 9:30 a.m. in the gymnasi-
um. This program emphasized the
contributions of Afro-Americans
throughout the history of the
Our special guest speaker
was Dr. Harold J. Henderson,
educator, administrator, lecturer,
and for 'the past five years,
Superintendent of Gadsden
County Public School District.
There will be no school for
students on Thursday and Friday,
February 27-28 due to teacher
Wewa High Hosted
Career Day Thursday
Career Day was held
Thursday, February 20 at
Wewahitchka High School.
Thirteen different career fields
were represented. They included:
Jerry Williams, Gulf Coast
'Health Professions, Gina
Thorne, AHEC, Tallahassee;
*Law Enforcement,. Rita
Piercy, Gulf County Sheriffs
*Florida Fish and Game
Commission, Bob Shipman;
*Auto Mechanics, Ronnie
Boyd, Gulf County Schools;
*Electrician, Herb Thomas,
*Banking, Joan Strange,
Wewahitchka State Bank;
*Secretarial Services, Jeannie
Faulkner, Haney Vocational-
*Retail Business, Jennifer
Richter, Gayfers Department
Store, Panama City;
*Travel Agent, Kandi Plumley,
Nervig Travel, Panama City;
*Florida Divisipn of Forestry,
Don Grahl and Mike Abbott;
*Newspaper and Print Media,
Aaron Myers, FSU Public
Broadcasting, Tallahassee; and
*Box USA, Bill Holten.
Students in grades nine
through 12 selected various
career fields and were individual-
ly scheduled into classes for the
presentation of their choice.
The faculty and students
appreciate those attending for giv-
ing of their time to share with
them on Career Day,
Annual Wewa High School Science Fair
From the Principal of
by Larry A. Mathes
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 1997 PAGE 3B
SDAR Names Essay Contest Winners
The Saint Joseph Bay
Chapter NSDAR met Wednesday',
February 19 at the St Joseph Bay
Country Club for their regular
monthly luncheon meeting.
guestss of the chapter were Mrs.
Robert Faliski, Gulf County
'Librarian and American History
Essay Contest winners and their
SMrs. James Heathcock, chap-
,ter genealogist, presented nine
volumess of the genealogy series,
"Pioreers of Wiregrass Georgia"
by Folks Huxford, to the Port St.
ZJoe Library. Mrs. Robert Fallski,
librarian accepted the gift for the
: library. John Maddox donated the
books to the Saint Joseph Bay
.IChapter in memory of his late
motherr and chapter member,
SFlora M. Maddox.
Mazie Stone, American histo-
ry -chairman, introduced the
American History Essay Contest
.winners and their families. She
told the group there were 22 par-
ticipants and all were winners in
terms of their ability to do such
papers, as well as their gaining an
appreciation for the men and
women of our country's early his-
tory who endured sacrifices and
hardships to make this country
great, and for the ideals which
motivated them to do so.
All participants received a
certificate of appreciation and
each winner was presented a
medal. This year's subject for the
contest was announced as "Trails
West", and the grade winners read
The fifth grade winner was
Rachel Bixler of Faith Christian
School; sixth, grade winner,
Natasha Prince of Chapman
Elementary School; seventh grade
winner, Renee Vinson of Faith
Christian School; and eighth
grade winner, Jessica Tarpley of
Faith Christian School.
The members of the Saint
Joseph Bay Chapter are proud to
honor participants each year dur-
ing February, "American History
Pictured, left to right are: Margaret Carter, Rachel Bixler,
Phyllis Bixler, Jessica Tarpley, Milton Tarpley, Krista Vin-
son, Renee Vinson and Mazie Stone.. Not shown are Natasha
Prince and Paula Prince.
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at Reasonable Prices
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For Life Program
Edwin R. Ailes, Executive
Director of the Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Inc., has
announced that the clinic is
accepting participants in their
next "Weight Control For Life
Program" scheduled to start on
Thursday March 20 at 5:30 p.m.
Potential participants areencour-
aged .to contact the clinic and reg-
ister immediately so that individ-
ual interviews can be completed
prior to starting the group.
According to Mr. Alles, the
purpose of the clinic's "Weight
Control For I.ife, Program" is to
provide indiv~iuals with psycho-
logical and behavioral techniques
for weight loss and weight loss-
management. Hypnosis and tech-
niques of behavior modification
combined with basic nutritional
information are provided to assist
individuals with managing their
weight on a. permanent basis.
Ailes,, a licensed psychotherapist
and certified hypnotherapist,
stated that the program at the
clinic is designed to help individu-
als in "developing the skills of
effective weight loss and lifetime
Mr. Ales stated that partici-
pants in past weight control
groups at the elineo-have- reported
qat~isfacUon arl ,sign L (aint weightt
loss. Persons who haive'ajitl]pat-
S ed previously' have' worked on
weight loss ranging from 10
pounds to well, over 100 pounds.
Anyone interested -program
should contact Mr. Alles at 227-
1145. Participants will be inter-
viewed individually and then seen
on a weekly basis in small groups
at the clinic's Wellness Center.
Enrollment is limited, so potential
participants should call and reg-
The Criminal Justice Training
SAcademy of Gulf Coast
Community College will be con-
ducting a Correctional Officer
Basic Standards course at Gulf
Correctional Institution in
Wewahitchka beginning Monday
March 24th at 8:00 a.m.. CST.
,This 450-hour course will
meet 'five days a week for eight
hours a day. Also, a night class
will be offered at the same loca-
tion, beginning on April I, at 6:00
p.m., CST. This class will meet
four days a week for four hours a
night. The Correctional Officer
Basic Standards -Course is
required in order to be eligible for
the State Certification. Exami-
,nation for Correctional Officers.
The course requires advance
application, as well as a written
entrance test. There is no charge
for the test and it can be taken
Monday through Friday at the
main campus of Gulf Coast
.Community College or on
Tuesday or Thursday afternoons
at the Port St. Joe Police Station.
S For additional information,
please contact Jackie Vaughn at
(904) 747-3233, Monday through
Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST,
or call Ray Jackson at (904) 229-
.2760 in 'the Port St. Joe office on
Tuesday or Thursday afternoons
,from 1 to 5 p.m., EST.
AA Group Meets
in Mexico Beach
An Alcoholic Anonymous
group will "hold meetings in
Mexico Beach on Monday,
-Wednesday and Friday evenings
at 7:30 p.m., central time. The
"Surfside Serenity" members will
Should an open discussion on
Monday and a closed discussion
.pn Wednesday and Fridays.
,Also, on Thursdays a new
meeting is on tap. A.A. women will
Gather at noon in the First United
Methodist Church for an open
discussion. The church is located
e on 22nd Street in Mexico Beach.
VFW Receives Pull Tabs A Plenty
Enough to Send Child Stricken With
The John C. Gainous V.F.W.
Post #10069 and Ladies Auxiliary
are proud of their on-going collec-
.tion of "pull tabs".
Recently, Estelle Paul, an
auxiliary member, flew here from
New York to visit her son and
daughter-in-law, Harry and Judy
Paul of Indian Pass, She brought
,with her 185,000 (45 pounds) of
pull tabs in her baggage. That is
enough tabs to send a child
stricken with cancer to Indian
Summer Camp for two days!
Seniors ToHst St. Pa rick's'
Seniors Tb Host St. Patricks
Day Dance On
March 15th is just around the
corner, and so is the First Annual
St. Patrick's Day Celebration in
So, take out those old danc-
ing shoes-and you young ones
bring your dancing shoes, too-
and go dance to the waltz, fox
trot, macarena, and perhaps even
have a few bee-bob, a' lula and
other steps If you need help in
your steps, there will be steadying
partners available there.
Get your tickets now and you
can save $1.00. They are available
Sat., March 15
now at the Senior Citizens and
Community Center for $4.00, but
will be sold for $5.00 at the door
on the night of the dance.
The dance is scheduled to
begin at 7:30 p.m., E.S.T.
Refreshments and door prizes will
be featured also.
The event will be at the new
Gulf County Senior Citizens and
Community Center adjacent to
the Gulf County Library. Those
attending are asked to park in the
rear of the center.
For auto, home and life-
Being in good hands
is the only place to be.
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HANNON INSURANCE AGENCY
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Cancer to Camp
The V.F.W. and Auxiliary
members would like to send their
heartfelt thanks to Estelle and her
friends in her senior citizen com-
plex for collecting all those tabs.
Shown'in the photo above is
, Dick Seefeldt (on right), the post's
Sr. Vice Commander, presenting
the tabs to Sharon Call (on left) of
Sharon's Cafe of Mexico Beach.
She, in turn, takes all the tabs to
her home state of Kentucky and
gives them to Jack Patrick.
Once a year, Mr. Patrick fills
his 12 foot farm trailer with the
tabs and takes them to a scrap
dealer. His wife is a volunteer at
the Indian Summer Camp held at
a camping facility donated by a
'Presbyterian church in Estill
Most of the children attending
the camp are. patients of the
Cancer Research Program at the
University of Kentucky.
The members urge everyone
to "keep the tabs coming". They
appreciate the Interest of the com-
munity in fulfilling this project
but Before We Do We're Offering
Rather than ha
giving to move this merchandise.
Port St. Joe
1915 Hwy. 231
Give Us A Call Before You Buy!
NOTICE OF IMPOUNDED ANIMALS
February 25, 1997
To reclaim animals contact the Port St. Joe
Police Department from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
DESCRIPTION SEX PICK-UP LOCATION
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We live in a world of
intense pride. Everyone
seems to want to be
"number one" all the
time. There is nothing
wrong with wanting to
S.. .. achieve goals and reach-
Oliver F. Taylor ing for excellence.
Visitation Minister, First However, there needs to
United Methodist Church be a balance with pride
In Micah 6:8 we find, "He showed you, 0
man, what is good; and what does the Lord
require of you but to do Justice, and to love
kindness, and to walk humbly with your God."
Sometimes pride of self gets the best of us. At
these times we need to return to these words
found in Micah. They have become a leveling
influence in my life.
If our humility is found in our relationship
with God it becomes great strength of character.
Let us all walk humbly with God.
The First Baptist Church of
Mexico Beach will be in' revival
services which begin with the
Sunday morning regular worship
services at 10:00 a.m. [CST].
The visiting evangelist is Dr.
Jerry Burgess and leading the,
singing will be Dr. Daryl Varble,
both of Whitley City, Kentucky.
The series of revival messages
continue nightly through Thurs-
day, March 6, with evening ser-
vices starting at 6:30 p.m. [CST].
The Thursday night services will
feature a night of magic tricks,
performed by the visiting evangel-
The pastor, Rev. Jim Davis.
and the church membership, ex-
tend an invitation to everyone to
attend each of the special empha-
ses on revival.
The church is located at 823
N. 15th Street. Mexico Beach.
Wewa Youth Group
The Youth Group of
Wewahitchka First. Baptist
Church will be conducting a
fundraising project during the
next few weeks to offset costs for
They will be making house
numbers that can be used to meet
the 911 required display on resi-
dences. The numbers will be
approximately 4 to 4 1/2 inches
high and are etched into wood.
The numbers can be painted
either white or black;
If you are interested, please
contact any youth member of the
church or one of the following
members: Allen Singley (769-
1075, Charles Borders (639-
5291), Donna Waters (639-2864),
or Becky Waldorff (639-2789).
;The cost of the numbers is
.$10 per set. Delivery will be
approximately two (2) weeks from
the order date. The community's
support of this project is greatly
\\ \ 1/ The friendly place to worship!
First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
S' ors Hip- Sundays at 10.00 am. & 630 p.m
Bible Study Sunda)s at 4-00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday -Adult Prayer & Bible Study, TeamKids (grades 1-6) at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
NURSERY PROVIDED FOR ALL SERVICES
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe each, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM EST'
EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM EST
Sunday School ... 9:45 a.m. Discipleship-Training 5:00 pm Sunday Evening
Wed. Night at 7:00 pm. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
"0Otaste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
'Please accept this invitation to join us in ljorship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
SFirst Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Worship Service 8:30 at
Sunday School 9:45 ai
SWorship Service 11:00 al
S i Disciple Training .....................6:00 pi
S a Evening Worship 7:00 pi
._ -- Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...6:30 pl
Minister of Music & Youth
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
'+ 7:30.and 11:00:a.m. (ET)
S | Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
Discover God's love! L
BAPTIST *CHURCH 'I
1601 Long Avenue Port St Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. & 5:45 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & youth missions 7 p.m.; Prayer & Bible
study 7 p.m.; Adult Praise Choir 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth
Bobby Bowden Taking Group to the Holy Land
For the first time in history,
the Fellowship of Christian
Athletes organization is sponsor-
ing a tour to the land of the Bible
-Israel. The dates for this great
pilgrimage are May 31 to June 9
and Bobby Bowden, head football
coach for the Seminoles, and his
wife, Ann, will be the featured
Bobby Bowden has wanted to
go to the Holy Land for a number '
of years and to do it in conjunc-,'
tion with the Fellowship of'
Christian Athletes is just an
added' plus, because it fits the
focus of the ministry of this great
organization so well.
Many exciting Biblical sites
have been selected to be a part of
the itinerary. The first night in
Israel will be spent on the shores-'
of the Sea.of Galilee within walk-
ing distance of this beautiful body
of water. The lake is in the shape
of a harp, measuring 13 miles
long by eight miles wide, and it
was here that so many of Jesus'
miracles took place almost 2,000
The first full day of sightsee-
ing will take the group to
Caesarea by the Sea. The next day
will be spent around the Sea of
Galilee beginning with Caper-
naum, the headquarters of Jesus'
Galilean ministry. On Wednesday,
June 4 the group will journey to
The following days will be
packed with eye-opening wonder
as the group visits the birthplace
of Jesus in Bethlehem, the Mount
of Olives on the east side of
Jerusalem, and the Model city
which is a fantastic replica of the
city of Jerusalem as it looked dur-
ing the Roman occupation 2,000
years ago. Caiaphas's House, the
Old City of Jerusalem including
the temple mount, and Gordon's
Calvary with the Garden Tomb
will all be included in this incred-
Both Old and New Testament
sites will be featured on this trip,
aswell as several museums such
-as the Shrine of the Book
. Museum housing the Dead Sea
Scrolls, the,Herodian house which
is the remains of a Jewish man-
sion as it looked during the
'destruction of Jerusalem in 70
AD, Yad Vashem (more commonly
known as the holocaust muse-
um), and the Treasures' of the'
Temple Museum housing articles
that are being made for use In the
future temple that is being
planned foir construction. An"
-optional day to Masada can also
"Gospel Explosion '97" To Be
Hosted By Thompson Temple
The Apalachicola District church choir of Vernor will be the
Youth Council Meeting, "Gospel special guests.
Explosion 97", will be hosted by The services ,will close on
Thompson Temple First Born, Saturday when Evangelist Betty
Church beginning at 7:30 p.m.M Jones Hudson of Casselberry will
nightly on March 6th to 8th. The be the guest speaker. Also that'
theme for the .services will be- night, the choir from Carter's
"Jesus is Coming ,Soon, Get First Born Church of Wewahitch-
Readyl" ka will be presenting a message in
Thursday night will be a', song.
"Spiritual Lift-Off* featuring local Everyone is cordially invited
choirs, groups, solos, welcomes,& to attend all of these services.
etc. Organizers have said to, "Come
Friday evening-Elder John 0. looking for a miracle" The church
Brown, pastor of the McQueen's is located at 224 Avenue E in Port
Temple First.Born Church and he' St. Joe.
This column is provided as a service of the Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc, a professional counseling
and mental health center. It s not intended to replace psychological counsehng or treatment services
Dear Counselor: ..
I have a problem thatis really
causing me to doubt myself. I was,
engaged at one time. and lived"
with my fiance, but broke up with
him because I did not love him.
Since that time, I have had other
relationships, but nothing has
Lately, I have found myself
attracted to men who are already
involved or otherwise unavailable.,
I really miss the companionship I
shared when I lived with my
fiance, but do not want to simply
get involved with someone so
don't have to live alone. I have a.
lot of friends, a great job, and am
active in my community. My
friends tell me I am attractive.
What I am doing wrong?
There are many things which
go into making a relationship
viable and long lasting. First, you
have to be ready to be in an adult
relationship. Being lonely is not
the same thing as being ready.
People who are lonely will often
stay in unsatisfying relationships
longer than they should because
they don't want to be alone. A per-
son who is ready to be in a rela-
tionship is willing to take risks, be
vulnerable, and take the time to
make a relationship solid.
Also, timing is crucial. A per-
son that is "right" at one part of'
life might not be "right" at anoth-
er time. One of the most enduring
relationships I had during my
twenties was like that. It was six'
years before he and I were in a
place in our lives before we were
ready for one another.
What wouldn't have been
right for me' at 18, not only was
right at 24, but ultimately led to a
long relationship, during which'
really matured and grew as a per-
son. Even when he and I chose t6
no longer be romantically,
involved, we maintained a friend-
ship which endured.
Lastly, it is important to first
get to know yourself. If that
sounds odd, consider this-the
type of men that most women find
attractive are mature men who
know who they are themselves,
and what they want out of life. It
is only logical that such a man
would find similar qualities
attractive in a woman he wishes
to know better.
Work on yourself first, and
build a lot of good, solid platonic
relationships with different men.
This will provide companionship
without the uncertainty that often
accompanies fledgling relation-
ships. Think about the qualities
you admire in a man, and develop
closer relationships with those
who have these attributes.
Finally, remember that the
pressure isn't all on:you. It takes
Stwo people to form a lasting rela-
tionship. If one person is trying
significantly harder than the
other, that is a sign of serious
problems within the relationship.
At :Gulf County Guidance
Clinic, Inc. we have .counselors
who are able to help you discover
who you are, and also how to
build closer .friendships without
sending mixed messages, or get-
ting your feelings continually
Also, there is some really good
reading.on this topic available at
your local bookstore. Look' for
Barbara DeAngeles" book "Are You
the Right One For Me?", and also
Penelope Russianotfs book "Why
Do I Think I'm Nothing Without A
Man?" These books provide some
provocative insights into mistakes
women frequently make in rela-
tionships. Good luck to you, and
may God bless you.
Laura Rogers, MS
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
'or professional counseling
should be directed by phone to
be included for a modest fee while
in the country of Israel.
For those who are interested,
please call the Fellowship of
Christian Athletes office at (912)
First UnitedMethodist Church
111 North 22nd Street
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Mbrning Church................ 9:00 a.m. CT ,
Church School .....................10:15 a.m. CT
CHRISTIANITY ON THE MOVE
Dr. Loule Andrews, Pastor Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT
A A FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
n 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
tU S p) SUNDAY WORSHIP .....................10 a.m.
*SUNDAY SCHOOL Young'Children
Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
(1/10 mile north of Overstreet Road)
The Church of Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday School 9 a.m. CDT
Worship Service 10 a.n. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study 7p.m.
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CAte* mespi i 'Port St. Yoe
THE UNITED METHODISTCHUCHM
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School .........9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship ....11:00 a.m. Fellowship ............6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..........7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wednesday .............7:30 p.m.
PASTOR Choir Director, Robert E..,Downs, Jr.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Bible Study: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
hurch t- wt ,-
that extends beyond our walls
To effectively communicate God's message to everyone.
To exalt God through contemporary Biblical worship.
To equip the saints for the work of ministry.
S To extend God's love to everyone in our community
and throughout the world.
Come visit We'd love to have you!
Dr. Bill Cook Interim Pastor
Phone (904) 227-1180
Presently meeting in the First Union Bank Building
Monument Avenue, Port St. Joe
Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Call for times and details of others of other opportunities
anme in e __-- ..... .. I I' '1 .....-* **
First ffpt/ist f Mexico Beach
DR. JERRY BURGESS
(Evangelist and Gospel Magician
iMVCte& yg to. -a5t tt^ kvi,
10:00 A.M. (CST) SUNDAY
6:30 P.M. (CST) NIGHTLY
THURSDAY NIGHT SPECIAL
"A NIGHT OF MAGIC"
,, '-t *
DR. DARYL VARBLE
[ First Baptist Church, Mexico Beach, 823 N. 15th St., 648-5776
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 1997 PAGE 5B
SAllergy Sufferers Brace For Spring Pollen Season
To residents of the Southeast,
the first sign of spring Isn't a bird,
or a flower, or even a groundhog.
It's yellow dust.
The yellow pine pollen that
coats cars, benches and anything
sitting still outdoors is a sure sign
that warm weather is on its way.
But to pollen allergy sufferers, it's
a signal of doom. They know it's
ohly a matter of time before
they're sniffling and sneezing and
trying to see clearly-through itchy,
S watery eyes.
However, if they think the yel-
low dust is to blame for their mis-
ery, they are wrong. What sends
tissue and antihistamine sales
soaring in the spring is the invisi-
ble, airborne and very mobile oak
"Unfortunately, many people
put up with more symptoms than
they need to," Gillham says.
"Effective treatments are avail-
Not that pollen allergies are
anything to sneeze at. Some
afflicted people develop asthma,
which can recur yearly during
pollen season and become chron-
ic. Asthma symptoms Include
coughing, wheezing and short-
ness of breath. It can be disabling
and occasionally fatal and
deserves medical attention.
"You can develop pollen aller-
gies at any time in your life,"
Gillham' says, "but they are less
.common with advancing age."
POLLEN ALLERGY FACTS
From the Division of Allergy,
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
*Seasonal allergic rhinitis, or
pollen allergy, affects more than
35 million people.
*Pollen is the small, egg-
shaped male cell of flowering
trees, grasses and weeds. The
microscopic, powdery granules
are necessary for fertilization.
*Trees pollinate in the spring.
Those causing the most allergic
reactions in the Southeast
include about 25 varieties of oak
as well as wax myrtle, cypress,
pecan and hickory.
*Grasses pollinate in the
summer. Bahia and Bermuda
grasses are especially problematic
for allergy sufferers.
*Weeds pollinate in the fall.
Ragweed is the biggest problem.
IU IN I S
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON
ABANDONMENT OF ALLETWAY/ROADWAY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf County. Florida. at
Its regular meeting March Ii. 1997 at 6:05 p.m..
E.D.T.. will consider abandoning any Interest by
the County and that of the public In and to the fol-
lowing described property:
Wentletrap Avenue (unpaved) between
Fryer Lane and Abalone Street
This notice of abandonment wasinitiated by
the Gulf County Commission at their October 23,
1996 regular meeting. Notice of adoption of the res-
olution abandoning the said roadway will be pub-
'ished one time in a newspaper of general crcula-
tion In Gulf County. Florida. and the proof of pub-
icauon of the notice of hearing, the resolution as
adopted. and the proof of publlcaion of adoption of
such resolution will .be recorded In the Public
Records of Gulf County, Florida
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
By: /s/ Nathan Peters, Jr.
Attest Benny C. Lister, Clerk
Itc. February 27, 1997.
Notice Is hereby given that the Board of City
Commissioners sitting as the Board of
Adjustments will hold a public hearing Tuesday,
March 4, 1997, to determine if the City will approve
the temporary placement of modular
tralnlng/olce space on Arizona Chemical.
Company. property. All persons are invited to
attend this meeting..
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis
Itc. February 27. 1997.
Notice is hereby given that the Board of City
Commissioners will hold a public hearing Tuesday,
March 4, .1997 to determine If the City will aban-
don a utlliy-easementlocated between-Lots 15 and
17. Block'd 2.. Unit No 3. Milliew Addition All
persoaisare Invited toratend this meing.
-- s/ PBulne Pendarvls
Itc, February 27, 1997.
Wewahllchka State Bank
125 N Hwy 71
Wewahitchka. FL 32465
The Wewahitchka State Bank will be accepting bids
through February 28, 1997 on the following:
One 1995 GEO Tracker, teal green. 29.000
mL., good condition.
2te February 20 and 27. 1997.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO RBOISTER
Notice Is hereby given that, pursuant to Chapter'
865.09 lorida Statutes, the undersgned intends
to register with the Division of Corporations,
Department of State, the fictitious trade name
under which it will be engaged in business and In
which said business Is to be carried on. lo-witl
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: Kathryn's Place.
MAILING ADDRESS: P. O. Box 931. Port S. Joe.
OWNER (S): Cary.. Floore.
It February 27, 1997.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA. IN AND FOR
CASE NO. 96-381
YVONNE QUICK. JIMMY QUICK. DERRICK
QUICK. DEBORAH HILL YVETIE HALL. KEVIN
QUICK. RENEE QUICK. BRENDA QUICK. AND
THEIR KNOWN OR UNKNOWN SPOUSES. HEIRS.
DEVISEES GRANTEES. CREDITORS OR OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING BY. THROUGH. UNDER. OR
AGAINST THEM WHETHER DEAD OR AUVE
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JIMMY QUICK KEVIN QUICK
168-34 127th Ave. Apt7B
Jamaica NY 11434
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
for declaratory Judgment regarding real ropety
situate In Gulf County, Florida described as fol-
LotsFifteen (15) and Seventeen (17). Block
One Thousand Twenty-Four 11024). Unit
Number Three (3). of the MlUvlewlAddtion
to the City of Port SL Joe. Florida, accord-
Ing to plat thereof recorded In Plat Book 2.
page 53 of the public. records of Gulf
YOU ARE REQUIRED to serve a copy ofyour
-written defenses, if any, to the action on
Petddoner's attorney whose name and address Is
ALICIA C. JONES. Post Office Box 39. Port St Joe.
Florida 32457. on or before March 19. 1997. and
file the original with the Clerk of Circuit Court.
either before service on Petitione's attorney or
Immediately thereafter: otherwise, a default will be
entered to the relief demanded In the complaint.
Witness my hand and seal of this Court on
the 17th day of February. 1997.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT 9
4re. February 20. 27 and March 6. 13. 1997.
*An allergen is the foreign
substance that provokes the reac-
tion in sensitized people. It can be
pollen, mold spores, food, dust, a
,drug or insect venom.
*An allergy is a sensitivity to a
normally harmless substance
that doesn't bother most people.
In allergic people, the body's
immune system misreads the sig-
nals and reacts against normally
harmless substances by produc-
ing quantities of antibodies to
When an allergen enters the
system, it reacts with antibodies
on the surface of certain cells,
which release histamine and
Other irritating chemicals to fight .
the allergen. Allergy symptoms
are caused by the immune sys-
SBy BOB CRAWFORD
Commissioner of Agriculture
Floridians spend around $8
billion on motor vehicle repair
and maintenance each year. Cars
and trucks last longer and give
better performance if cared for
properly-but none of us can
afford to pay for repairs we don't
Most repair shops in Florida
are required by the state's Motor
Vehicle Repair Act to register
annually with the Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services. All print ads
or listings relating to vehicle
repair must 'include the shop's
Under the law, auto repair
* Post a sign advising consumers
of their rights under the Motor
Vehicle Repair Act and giving
the Department's toll-free tele-
phone number for assistance or
* Include in the sign a statement
advising consumers they are
entitled to the return or inspec-
tion of replaced parts,, if
requested at the time the ser-
vice order is placed.
Consumers: also have 'legal
rights regarding repair estimates.'
If the repair work will cost more
than $50, the shop must give a
customer the option of:
1) Requesting a written estimate.
2) Being notified by the shop if
the repair exceeds ah amount
specified by the customer.
3) Not requiring a written esti-
Shops cannot force con-,
sumers to waive their rights to an
them's chemical defense against
the perceived invaders.
"Oak is important because
the highest springtime pollen
counts in the Southeast come
from oak trees," says Dr. Robert
Gillham Jr., an allergist at Mayo
Clinic Jacksonville. "People who
are allergic to oak pollen know
when that tree is pollinating. Pine
pollen, on the other hand,, rarely
causes allergic responses in
The medical term for the con-
dition is seasonal allergic rhinitis.
Some people call it hay fever, a
misnomer because the condition
neither involves hay nor causes a
It's called seasonal because
each pollen has its, own season.' i
, estimate. Consumers should
always ask for a written estimate
and advise the shop not to make
repairs that will cost more with-
out specific authorization.
Though not required on the writ-
ten estimate, 'consumers should
ask that it clearly state whether
the prices quoted are for new.
used or remanufactured paits.
That information is required on the
Final invoice. :
;. The repairs can be canceled If
the cost exceeds the estimate, and
the repair shop must reassemble
the vehicle, unless it is unsafe to
drive. The consumer may waive
reassembly. The shop may charge
for teardown and reassembly-
but only if the consumer was
given notice of that charge on the
SAuto repair complaints filed
with the Department are carefully
screened, and the more serious
cases are referred for investga-
Uon to a motor vehicle repair field
Investigator. In these cases, the
shops involved are inspected and
noncompliant shops are cited for
violations of the Motor Vehicle Re-
pair Act The Florida Department
;if Agriculture and Consumer
Services has the authority to
Impose fines up to $1,000 per vio-
latifi' or suspend or revoke a
Most auto mechanics are:
honest, hard-working profession-
als. But there are "bad apples"
who blemish the reputation of the
entire profession. Anyone who
suspects that they have been
defrauded by a repair shop can
call the Department's toll-free
hotline, 1-800-HELPFLA (1-800-'
435-7352). Also ask for a free
brochure about auto repair.
Tree pollen flourishes ri the
spring. Grass pollen proliferates
in the summer. Weed pollen
blooms in the fall. Mold spores,
which can outnumber pollen
grains 1,000 to one, grow anytime
in warm, moist weather.
Oak pollen is at its worst from
late February to early April.
Warm, dry, breezy days hit allergy
sufferers the hardest, because the
conditions are perfect for stirring
up the pollen and carrying it on
air currents. Chilly, wet weather
knocks pollen counts down.
What's an allergy sufferer to
do? Cutting down all the oak trees
in your yard won't help, Gillham
says, because the pollen that's
triggering your symptoms can be
produced by trees miles away.
"It's hard to avoid," he says,
"especially since this is the time of
the year that warm weather and
sunshine lure people outdoors."
Here are some tips:
*At home and in your car,
keep the windows closed and the
air conditioner running. Consider
buying air filters specially
designed to trap pollen.
*Pollen activity is greatest
between 5 and 10 a.m. If you
want to enjoy the outdoors, go in
the afternoon or go to the beach,
especially when there's a sea
breeze bringing in fresh, pollen-
*Talk to your 'pharmacist
about effective over-the-counter
medications, such as antihista-
mines or decongestants. If symp-
toms are severe, consider seeing
an allergist to corifirm the prob-
lem and get more aggressive
treatment. Allergists use skin
tests or blood tests to diagnose
pollen allergies and can prescribe
medications or immunotherapy
TSIVERS & LAKES
'GROWING WITH GULF COUNTY!"
2 LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU!
New Offie Openi This Week Wewa Office:
302-A Reid Avenue 114 Hwy. 22
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 P. O. Box 65
(904) 227-1700 :.ewa, PL 32465
S'.. (904) 639-3300
The Folks at Rivers and kes Realty
Helped to Make Our Dream A Reality!
"Thanks to PATSY WHITFIELD of
RIVERS AND LAKES REALTY, we were able toget in our house
by Christmas Eve! We have been so pleased with the personal attention
we received. We didn't think we could even own a home since we had
NO MONEY DOWN AND NO CLOSING COST MONEY,
SAVED UPI But Mrs. Whitfield guided us through the whole process
and helped soothe our nerves when we panicked and, had doubts."
WE RECOMMEND YOU TALK TO ONE OF THE
AGENTS AT RIVERS AND LAKES REALTY!
Fantasy Pro nerties, Inc. Mo-a Rltch .os48-
Joan Smnthwick 647-4150
1200 U. S. Hwy. 98 John M. Delorme, Realtor
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 5 647-633 a :
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478 Ellen -F. Almor; Reator 39
819 Hwy,. 98 Mexico Beach, Dolphin Run. Nicely decorated
2 bd., 2.5 bath townhouse, cen. h/a, paved underneath park-
ing, two decks overlooking gulf, excel. cond., sold furnished,
good rental history. $135,000.
Gulfaire Townhome 8245. Only 2 bdrm., 2.5 bath townhome
with fireplace and jacuzzi! New carpet, paint and blinds
downstairs. Not rental. Great rental potential. Excellent con-'
dition, furnished. $149,900.
INDIAN PASS Beautiful Gulf front.lot one of a kind. Over
.2 acres, both side of county road C-30B. One hundred feet on
the gulf. 1.59 acres in south side of road. Nice trees, vegeta-
tionterrific beach. $235,000.
8205 Gulfaire Townhome, Hwy. 98 Beautiful beach nice 2
bd., 2.5 b4 n (el nT l -Frntal. Cen.
h/a, w/d, iarsbis ,l nf, Soto al electric.
7799 Hwy 98, 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
S111 37th St Mexico Beach Pier Pointe #6, Nicely furnished
2 bdm., 11/2 bath townhouse, nice view of Gulf, good rental,
Small elec. kitchen, sunken living room, new siding, excellent
S102 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.
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.
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. 672,50. Reduced to $70,000.
801 Maryland Dr. Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. 14x70' mobile home. Cen.
heat/air, large deck, $64)9O, Reduced to $45,000.
Mexico Beach, 203 8th St. Very good condition. 2 bd., 2 Ig.
baths, do~ eg. 600 .qft,. / crt, laundry
rm., I tg. l si3 iiK 1 4er, ceiling
fans awnings rontwi ows argue ecofliv. rm. and
Sbdrm., fireplace in liv. rm., beautiful yard. A must see!
Reduced to $69,500.
103 N. 27th St. Beach hide away or year around living. 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. 6 03,000 Reduced to $97,500.
412 Gulfaire Dr., Very nice stucco 2 bdrm., 1 b a. patio home,
cenrt. h/a, stove, refrig, dishwasher, w/d, ceiling fans, one car
garage. Must see, $55,900.
416 Gulfaire Dr., Patio home, stucco, low maintenance, 2
bdrm.., 1 ba., ch/a, ceiling fans, stove, refrig., dishwasher, one
car garage, $55,900.
313 Beacon Rd.,. Lovely 2 story 4 BR 2.5 ba. home, 3 yrs. old.
Excellent construction, low utilities. Vinyl and brick, easy
maintenance. Fireplace. 2 car garage. Sprinkler system and
well. Beautifully landscaped. MUST SEE! Priced to sell!
219 Buccaneer Dr. 3 bd., 2 ba. stone & cedar home, corner
lot. Very comfortable. Stove, dishwasher, washer/dryer
hook-ups, new carpet/vinyl. Nicely landscaped with sprin-
kler system & shallow well installed. $112,000.
319 Beacon Rd. Nice 3 bd.,'2 ba. home in excellent neighbor-
hood. Features include a large liv. rm/din. rm. combination,
fireplace, lots of decking with fenced back yard. Appliances
include electric range, refrig., dishwasher, and disposal. Lot
Size, 75'x125'. Tennis court & pool privileges'.$119,900.
203 Beacon Rd. Absolutely beautiful! Large gulf view, 3 bdrm., 2
ba. home. seifire a ea t. Spacious
master bedhiM l(sitV M tI ij li sun porch
with gulf view offmaster bedroom. Immaculate and in A-one
condition. Lots of amenities. Must see! Great price Reduced to
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
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'x100 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. $80,000.
Reduced to $75,000.
9129 Tulip Ave. Comfortable 3/2 doublewide mobile
home, partially furnished, situated on THREElots.:
Landscaped,I fenced backyard. Storage building.
$s8,90. Reduced to $53,900.
CAPE SAN BLAS
Boardwalk, 108Boardwalk 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. $130,00.
PORT ST. JOE
Established existing department store business. Get in on
ground floor of downtown revitalization! Inventory, fixtures
and established business. $225,000.
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., 1 ba. vinyl siding, good area and
Starter home. $45,000.
219 7th St. 3 large Br 1 Ba4ig roomy kitchen and din-
iig area. New carpet, fre JUW -d. Fireplace in liv. rm.
Central air, gas heat, stove, refrig., washer and dryer. Storage
shed, utility room on 50' X'175' fenced lot. $44,Q Reduced to
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
St. Joe Beach U S 98 bkail Blr oa and Magellan 3/4
block Permitted for conc lOiU30,000
MEXICO BEACH Houses Only
304 & 306 Hatley Dr. Lots 4 and 5, Block B. Two nice resi-
dential lots, 87.5' x 108' each. $15,000 each.
12th St. Nice area, walk to beach. Lot 8, 90x120, residential,
Grand Isle Nan Nook and Kim Kove Lot 19, Blk D r 71' X
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
'Cockles A ker, septic
tank, $S8,01 N M (lklTRrA&IT
Faulk Place 100' X 120', with large septic tank. $21,000
Triton St. Lots 5 & 6, Blk 3, Unit 1 irregular. $32,000
Mobile Homes or Houses
Starfish & Cowries Ave. Lot 20, Blk 22. $13,500
Homes Only Subdivision swimming pool and tennis courts
Gulfaire Dr., cleared lot, Block C, Lot 32, 80'x125'. $22,900.
Gulfaire Dr., Very nice cleared lot, Block C, Lot 33, 90x125'.
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
Lot 44, Block A, nide 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
SCorner 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 lots 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.
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.
Wetappo Creek and Highway 386 15.5 acres Great
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.
"Get A Written
Estimate for All
Your Auto Repair
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 1997
AUCTION FRIDAYS, 7 p.m. Old
Port Theatre, Port St. Joe.
Consignments welcome 10% Buy-
eas Premium Wade Clark Auctions
& Antique Mall
904-229-9282. AB1239. AU 1737
1988 4 door Dodge, 4 cylinder, at
am/fin, wife's car, powder blue, looks
& drives great, $2,700. 227-7475.
1995 Lincoln Towncar, silver, leather
seats, $19,500. Call 229-2727 days,
639-3600 evenings, tfc 2/27
1978 Ford F-150, asking $1,500 obo.
227-7514. ltc 2/27
'82 Buicle and Sears Lifestyler exer-
cise bike. Best offer. Call 227-1293.
1989 Ford Crown Victoria, V-8, at, ac,
cc, power, $3,300 obo. 1986 Olds Ce-
ria, V-6, at, ac, cc, sun roof, $1,600
obo. 648-5621. 2tp 2/20
'89 Ford Ranger, 5 speed. Call after 6
p.m., 647-3159. 2tc 2/20
1989 2 dr. Chev. Cavalier, 4 cyl., at,
air, am/fm, good condition, $1,500.
229-2749. 2tp 2/20
24' aluminum shrimp boat. Suitable
for conversion to recreational boat
Call 229-9070 for information.
14 ft. aluminum Jon boat with pad-
dles. $100. 229-9409. Itp 2/27
65' house boat. 22' beam, diesel, air
cond., wheel house, sundeck, much
more. Always wanted to live on the
water? Do itl $30,000. Cash 334-962-
4445, 4:00 8:00 weekdays and
weekends. 6tp 2/20
Unfurnished 2 bedroom 10'x50' mo-
bile home. In Beacon Hill. Stove,
fridge, and two air conditioners. $300
month, includes sewer, water & lot
Call Mike at 647-3835. Itp 2/27
Nice 2 bedroom house for rent in We-
wahltchka, $375 a month. Call even-
ings, 648-4338. .ltp 2/27
.Pine Ridge apartments FREE RENT
Sthe month of move in. Call now 227-
7451. Our on-site managers are ready
to help you. Reserve your new 1 or 2
bedroom apartment with central air
cond.. wall to wall carpet. and an on-
site laundry for as. low as $255
monthly (based on income). Equal
Housing Opportunity. 3te 2/13
SCottage on St Joe Bay, 2 bedroom, 1
bath, screened porch / bayside. dock.
long term rental. Call Rosasco Realty.
227-1774. fic 3/6
SCommercial size workshop, 2. blocks
from Hwy. 98 in Highland View. For.
more Information call 227-2049.
Apartment for rent, 1 bedroom fur-
nished, all utilities furnished, includ-
ing cable. 229-9000 or 229-2727.
Retail office space for rent all utilities
furnished.: Call 229-9000 or :229-
2727.. tfc 3/6
Gulf Shore Court Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. Sor-
ry, no children. 647-5106. tfc 3/6
Commercial warehouse & office space
in Mexico Beach. 648-5474. tfc 3/6
2 bedroom furnished and unfur-
nished. available immediately. Long
term rental. Parker Realty, Mexico
Beach, 648-5777. tfc 3/6
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfec 3/6
One and two bedroom apartments, 2
blocks from beach. Call 1-912-246-
1250, ask for Marvin after 8:30 p.m.
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Afforda-
ble housing for the elderly and the
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., stove & refrig., fur-
nished, fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.
SEqual Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
I S.FORREN :
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.,
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment washer/
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
Safe 'N Dry
214 3rd St., PSI, FL
Cmate-controlled no mildew
Apt. for rent, downtown
Port St. Joe. 517 1/2 4th
St. Downstairs apartment,
2 bedroom, 1 bath. Call
227-5443, $225.00 mo.
Large Yard Sale: Saturday, 8:00 a.m.
weather permitting. Many antiques.
510 8th Street Port St. Joe.
ESTATE & GARAGE SALE: Satur-
day, March 1, 8 a.m. until. Furniture.
dishes, appliances, linens, 528 Sixth
St., PSJ. Itp 2/27
Yard Sale: Must come. Furniture, in-
fant clothes, stroller, car seat, new
swing, misc. baby and 'household
items. Great prices. Starfish Ave., 4
blocks from Hwy. 98 on Beacon Hill.
Yard Sale on Saturday. March Ist
1407 Long Avenue. Port St.Joe, 8
a.m. noon. Itp 2/27
Yard Sale: 6944 Americui Ave., St.
Joe Beach. Friday, Saturday and Sun-
day. Lots of everything. ltc 2/27
Yard Sale: 3 families. Electric hot wa-
ter heater, 1307 Long Avenue. March
1, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rain cancels.
Garage Sale: Saturday. March 1. 224
Coronado St, St. Joe Beach. 8 am.
till noon. ltc2/27
Yard Sale: 211 7th St.. PSJ. March
1st, Saturday. 8:00 am. Rain can-
cels. Itp 2/27
Waitress. Now taking applications.
Apply in person, Wonder Bar,: 647-
Need young man to do yard work. Call
229-6387. Itp 2/27
Job Notice: The City of Port St. Joe Is
accepting applications for the follow-
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 March 14, 1997.
The City of Port St Joe enforces, a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy and Is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. 2tc 2/27
Housekeeper wanted. References re-
quired. Call 647-3546. 2tp 2/20
Real Estate office looking for. am am-
bitious real estate licensee; a house-
keeper inspector. Must work week-
ends. Please cal 229-2777. ltc 2/20
Taking applications in person for gift
shop clerks, front desk clerks, bar-
tenders, security cleanup, nights and
weekends a must. Must be 18 or old-
er. Apply El Governor Motel.
Job Notice: The City of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for the follow-
Application and job description may
be picked up and returned to the Mu-
nicipal Building, 305 Fifth Street, Port
St. Joe, Florida 32457. Application
deadline March 7, 1997.
the City of Port St. Joe enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace ,Policy and is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. 2t 2/20
Part-time help after school and week-
ends, driver's license needed. Apply in
person at Marquardt's Marina, Mexico
Beach. Drug free workplace.
Now hiring for the season: bartend-
er, dishwasher, bus person, prep
cook. Apply at Fish House Restau-
rant, Mexico Beach. tfc 3/6
I E L W N T D I
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
Real Estate Salest Train now and be
ready for spring! Positions available
for full time, experienced agents for'
St George Island, mainland, Franklin
County and Cape San ,Bias locations;
Call Rose Drye (904) 927-3161, ext
126. Prudential Resort Realty of St.
George Island. 4tc 2/6
The House Doctors Home Improve-
ment Co. needs subcontractors, elec-
trical, plumbing, ac & heating, car-
penters, laborers. 1-904-647-3300.
LOOKING for mature individual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
ica Financial Services. Take charge
and manage a portion of our multi-
faceted business. We offer high com-
mission Income potential, flexible
hours, many other pluses. Could start
part time. For interview, call today.
648-8565. tfc 3/6
POSTAL JOBS: Attention Port St. Joe.
$12.68/hr to start, plus benefits. Car-
riers, sorters, clerks, computer train-
ees. Call today for application and in-
formation 9 am to 9 pm, 7 days. 1-
800-267-5715, ext. 30. 3tp 2/13
$1000's POSSIBLE TYPING. Part
time. At Home. Toll Free (1) 800-218-
9000 Ect. T-9513 for listings.
Two sets double mattress, box spring,
$75 ea. set, 1 set double mattress.
box spring, headboard & frame, $125.
Excellent condition. 229-6694; Itp
Copier Canon NP2120, auto. docu-
ment feeder, 10-bin sorter, enlarge/
reduce. In good condition. Call Shan-
non -at 227-7200 to make offer.
Mobile home, 12x40;, new shingled
roof, new plywood flooring, $1,400
obo. Call 648-5191. It 2/27
Couch and chair, $50. Call 229-9070.
Tractor for sale: 25 hp diesel, 5 :ft
bush hog, 5 ft. box blade, $4.000.
Call M-F, 8 till noon; 227-1845.
70 hp Evinrude controls, steering
cable, excellent cond. $1,200 obo. 32'
travel trailer, 3400 lb. tongue wt., self
contained, excel. cond. $6,000. Call
827-2838 or 579-3946. tfc 3/6
LOOK .. carpentry, window re-
placements, screen/glass rooms -
siding, you name iti 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 3/6
Dive gear, complete set $750 obo. Call
227-7196 after 6:00 p.m. It 2/27
Full size sofa/sleeper plaid, $375 in
excel. cond.; king size waterbed w/
floating headboard $150; glass table
w/4 wicker chairs. $125. 647-3116.
Size 6 beaded formal dress. Call Kim
at 647-3159 after 4 p.m. 2tc 2/20
Marine dock and seawall pumps. Call
for information. Captain bed $50; sofa
sleeper $25. fireplace tool set $15.
227-7388. tfe 3/6
Plastic containers only,
Up to 6 months, $10.
Pick & delivery. 4tp2/20
Glass top table with 4 chairs, $70
obo. Call 639-4182 after 5. 2tc 2/20
48" round table, solid oak, 4 oak lad-
der back chairs, like new, $200. 648-
5620. 2tc 2/20
BAHAMA CRUISEI 5 days/4 nights
Underbookedl Must sell! $299/
couple. Limited tickets. (800) 935-
9999, ext. 2269. 4tp 2/6
Time Share Weeks for Rent
by owner, located six miles from Blue Ridge
Parkway near Ashville, North Carolina. Units
are completely furnished. Weeks available in
May,July, and October. Will rent for cost of
maintenance fees. Please
call 229-6378 for details. p
No payment no interest
until July 1997
ST. JOE RENT-ALL
706 Ist St. 227-2112
White Snapper SUtI Echo
Outdoor Power Products
PET & PROPERTY TENDERS. In
your home pet sitting by Joey and
Marie Romanelli, 229-1065. tfe 3/6
iTRADES *& SERVICES
MOWING RAKING WEEDING
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach,
Port St. Joe & Wewahitchka
'I will work for YOU!" CLYDE SANFORD
Mexico Beach, FL
/ ,? .. .. '. .. .
TOTAL NAIL CARE "
Cerified Nail Technician
1905 Long Ave., Port St. Joe
Wolff Tanning System Call for Appt.
Specializing inReroofs *
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price"
C. R. SMITH &SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end oader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
'Rt. 2, BoxA1iC, Port St.Joe
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
Total Pool Maintenance
-& Lawn Care Packages
As always call us for your
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
INSURANCE w FREE ESTIMATES
348 Santa Anna St.
St. Joe Beach 32456 t ; "
Do You Need Your House Cleaned?
Experienced and professional house
cleaning services rendered. Price Is
based on size of house. Call 229-8492
for references. 4tc2/27
THE BEACHES HOUSE/PET SIT-
TERS. Collect mail / check lights /
locks / etc. Feed & exercise your pets.
As low as $6.00 a day. Mow grass /
pool care/etc. Willing for extra $$. Re-
liable couple. Contact Ron & Maxine
Leopold. at 647-3310 anytime/leave
message. tfc 3/6
BOB'S PAINT &
29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
Small Engine Repairs
Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First St.
5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days AWeek
ASKABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
First St., 227-2112
- .o Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
* Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control. New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
, FAMILY OWNED
S PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
T.V. 8 V.C.R. Sales & Service
Zenith G.E. RCA & Magnavox
Factory Authorized Service
We Service What We Sell
Badcock Home Furnishings Center
310 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
GULF COAST COATINGS
CUSTOM RESIDENTIAL PAINTING
Serving Gulf, Calhoun and Bay Counties
Licensed and Insured u Sr. Discounts Free Estimates
GARLIC'S'" EXTERIOR HOUSE CLEANING "SYSTEM"
"SPECIALIST' IN SAFE AND EFFECTIVE REMOVAL OF
"MILDEW", ROOF ALGAE, SPIDERWEBS, ETC.
PROTECT YOUR MOST VALUABLE INVESTMENT
CALL (904) 653-8795 FREEEST. c. INSURED.
TPS, In .c.
(formerly Richard Barfield Roofing)
ROOFING & SHEETMETAL
REPAIR & PATCHING WATERPROOFING
ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
RC #0050793 LICENSED & BONDED
322 LONG AVENUE TFC 2/20
LOANS D 8 I PAWN SHOP
'The Uttle House with the Big Deals"
Comer of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Business: (904) 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9-12
Harmon's Heavy Equipment co.
Specializing in Black Top Soil
BULLDOZERS BACKHOES *LOADERS TRACTORS DUMP TRUCKS
648-8924 OR 648-5767 if no answer
Ken Hicks Residential/Commercial
Carpet *' Water Damage
Upholstery Odor Control
Free Estimates, Call Anytime 648-8258
& CUSTOM HOME PLANS
Rose Mary Mapel
6240 Hwy. 98 West
Port St. Joe, FL 32456';
Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Free Estimates and Design
Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair
t Pet & Property Tenders 9
7 ~ Residential & Business Security Checks
Pet Sitting in Your Home
by Joey & Marie Romanelli
Emergency Maintenance/Pet Care/Property Checks/Vet R ferences
Une ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
C 50 for each additional word.
$2.00 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
NOTE: NEW DEADLINE:
TUESDAY AT 11 A.M .
APB p ~~~
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 1997 PAGE 7B
PUB I C OT IC- E
Start now to prevent fleas on dogs &
cats without internal poisons. Ask
BARFIELD'S LAWN & GARDEN 229-
2727 about HAPPY JACK TABLICKS.
-Chewable, nutritious. Repels fleas
naturally. 6tc 2/27
)DOG GROOMIG PLUS, 227-3611.
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
For Sale or Rent: 2 bedroom, 1 bath
'house on 2 1/2 big lots. Asking
$39,900 sale price or $325 month for
rent. Call day 229-9669, or night
229 Selma St., on St. Joe Beach.
14x70' 2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile
home on 75'x150' lot, furnished,
$40,000. Must seel Like new! 647-
3611. tfe 2/20
Wewahitchka Home for Sale: 3 BR,
2 ba. 16700 sq. ft. brick home on 1
plus landscaped, fenced acre. Good
Location. City water, sewer and gar-
bage, plus private well for lawn and
S garden. Separate formal living and
Dining area, split bedroom plan. Lg.
eat-in kitchen with new beautiful oak
cabinets, new appliances, floor cover-
ing, adjoining laundry & pantry lead-
.ing to front two car carport with two
:car carport in back adjoining 15'x20'
-outdoor kitchen and finished utility
leading to tile patio into master bed-
-room and family room. New heating
and cooling heat pump. Security
doors. Priced under appraised value,
$87,000. Call for appointment to see.
'904-639-2757 or 904-263-4420.
Must Sell: 3 acres in Wewa of Stone
Mill Creek Road. High & dry,
$20,000..706-782-3757. 4tc 2/6
'Two bedroom townhouse on water-
front off 38th St., 117-D South. In-
Seluding furniture. Ala. 205-332-
8123 or Fla. 904-648-4740.
COINS BY THE BAYI
I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803.
Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.
SAlcoholics Anonymou, Sirfide' Se-
Srenlty Group, meets Mon.. Wed. Fri..
at 7:30 p.m. CST at 1st United Metho-
dist Church, 22nd St, Mexico Beach.
Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #RC0050321 :
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
Mobile 899-0219 or 899-0218
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 3/6
House for sale at 225 Redflsh St.,
Highland View. For more information
call 229-9090. tfc 3/6
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 3/6
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 3/6
Bay front home, executive 3 bedroom,
2 bath, fully furnished, immaculate.
227-7506. tfc 3/6
Lot for sale: Howard Creek, one acre,
septic tank and deep well. $11,000.
827-2990. tfc 3/6
Want to Buy: house in Port St. Joe
area that needs a little work. Call Pat
227-3511, if interested in selling.
Brick house, 3 bdrm., 1 ba. living
room with fireplace, din.. kit., utility
rm, cen. heat and air, corner lot, 115
Sailfish St., Highland View. 227-1604.
By appointment only. tfc 3/6
By Owner 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, loft, 3
decks, pool/hot tub available. 108
Boardwalk Ave., Cape San Bias. 647-
3828. tfc 3/6
1/2 acre lots. 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekvlew Subd., with sep-
'tic tank & well. $2.5000 down.
$132.16 mo. Call George. 229-6031.
2.73 acres for sale at Sunshine
Farms, comer lot, $15,000 negotia-
ble. 827-2379. tfe 11/9
"Cash on the Spot" Top dollar. Will
pay up to 1,500 for your old mobile
home. Any size or condition. 1 day
service. 1-800-966-6077. 4tp 2/20
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday. 8:00 p.m.
Thurs., 8:Q0 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
SMethodist Church, PSJ
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
LIC #E0013168 .INSURED
LIC n RF0051042
FREE ESTIMATES G 0051008
Sr ER 0011618
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOtR NEW CONSTRICTION REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENT IAL ANT) COMMERCIAL
INSTALLATION OF \ WATER LINES ,AND SEER LINES
SPORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA. 904/229-682.1
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
SFinancial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. Sifii R'KJK
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
SHome (904) 227-3230 t c 1/4 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
A/C, Heating, Refrigeration, and Ice.
SVentilation Sheet Metal Fab. s Natural
Gas & Electrical Equipment Contractor
Service Co. *'^.ri
S Wewahitchka, FL 32465
State Mech. #RM0066465
Stat MchRM006646 Ernie "Cooter" Harden/Owner
S Phone-04-639-2454 Cel. Ph. #227-5036 tfse/6
r THE CABINET
'^ Custom Kitchen and Bath
Jeff Powell, Owner
580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (904) 648-4088
New Construction, Remodeling,
Additions, Service Upgrades
No Job Too Small Give Us A Call!
Insured & 6484427 JOHN R.
IN TIH CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: The Marriage of
BOBBY LEE ADAMS,
CASE NO.: 97-35CA
JULIE ANN WOLF ADAMS,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Jule AnnWolfAdams
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. O.
Box 202, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, and file the
original response or pleading in the office of Clerk
of the Circuit Court, 1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, on or before the 15th day of April,
1997. If you fail to do so, a default judgment will be
taken against you for the relief demanded in the
DATED AT PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA, this January 30,.1997.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ M. Vaughan
4tc, February 6, 13, 20, and 27, 1997.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that First Union
Nauonal Bank as Custodian for D H. & Assoi.ates.
the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed
For sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft.. 3 bdrm.. 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'x16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/flreplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
until. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. tfc 3/6
1/2 acre lot with septic tank. Over-
street Road. Owner financing, 227-
2020, ask for Billy. tfe 3/6
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 3/6
BRICKS, I need bricks. If you have
any you don't need, call 227-3778.
Miss Kitty. ltp, 2/27
* Custom Wood
A 8 R Fence
Feacialg 'd CMearte Werm
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 (9041 647-4047
Average Stump $10.00.
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enlerprises. Inc.
Catherine L. Collier
Indenpendent Sales Representaidhe
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
RF #0066770 6ip 1,23
Interior & Exterior
Custom Bands & Coins
No Styrofoam, Just Real
Pafiting by: DeGraff
?f l|30 ,
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:
Certificate No. 438
Year of Issuance 05/25/94
Description of Property: RE #0620-002
Commence at a concrete monument where the
West boundary line of Section 24, Township 9
South, Range 11 West, intersects with the
Southern boundary right of way line of County
Road 30; thence North 86' 36' 52" East along
said right of way boundary line for 100.32 feet for
the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue North
86 36' 52" East for 100.36 feet; thence South
l" 27 19" West for 538.16 feet to a point on the
'pproxlmate 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 CountyFlorida, and havingan
area of 1.23 acres, more of less.
Subject to: reservations: restrictions, conditions,
limitations and easements of records, If any.
Name n which assessed: Thomas B. Gowen
All of said property being In the County of Gulf,
,State of Florida.
i- Unless such cerufcate 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
of March, 1997.
Dated this 4th day of February, 1997.
BENNY C. MUSTER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
4tc, 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 fled
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:
Certificate No. 442
Year of Issuance: May 25. 1994
Description of Property: (See Attached
Name in which assessed: Mike Maly
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, A.M., E.S.T'I on Wednesday, the 19th day
of March. 1997.
Dated this 4th day of February. 1997.
BENNY C. LISTER
S CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNlY. FLORIDA
By: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Commrene at the Northeast
Corner of U. S. Government Lot 3. In Fracuonal
Section 36. Township 8 South. Range 12 West.
Gull County, Florida and thence run S89'45'17"I
along the North boundary line of Lt 4. 127 47 feet
to the East R/W line of County Road No. 30-C and
Make those old wood floors
:look like new. Don't replace
Call Circle S Enterprise
827-6828, ask for Dusty
A-I OIL 8
SMonday Frilday, 9-6.
Solurday 8-5 CST
COMPLETE OIL CHANGE
$1 8.95 plus ax
We Custom Bena Pipe for You.
Outboard Motor Repair.
Owned & Operated by Danny Clayton
133 S. 2nd St. Wewa
639-4174 or 639-4175
Houses, Driveways, Patios,
Sidewalks, Mobile Homes,
Williamson's St Lic. #3075
Well Drilling & Pump Service
Croska Williamson P. O. Box 1173
639-2548 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Pcee Heating & Cooling
LICENSED INSURED SALESANDSERVICE
A/C s Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
State Uc. NRA006646 229-COOL
PUMP REPAIR& SALES LICENSED INSTALLERS
H & IM IRRIGATION
for All Your Watering Needs
HAL KEELS FREE 229-2738
JAMES WILEY ESTIMATES 227-7205
THE Soint POfReTnig SThence, con*TinUeSAFB7,19AE7
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 S1459'22"E along said mean high
water line 298.15 feet; thence S15*5T09"E along
said mean high water line 134.87 feet; thence leav-
ing said mean high water line run N8945'17"W,
1913.82 feet, more or less, to a point 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 of 856'54" 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 N81643"E along the East R/W of said
road, 125.16 feet to the Point of Beginning.
LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING
PARCEL I: Commence at the Northeast Comer of
U. S. Government Lot 3. In Fractional Section 36,
Township 8 South, Range 12 West, Gulf County,
Florida: thence S89*45'17"E along the North line of
Lot 4 for 642.96 feet to 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 N89'45'17W for 730.86 feet; thence
NOO14'43"E for 417.21 feet to the Point of
PARCEL II: Commence at the Northeast "Comer 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
S00'14'43"W, 187.52 feet to a point; thence
N89*45 17'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
a radius of 1860.00 feet and a' central angle of
0152'36", 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 N0816'43"E, 128.33 feet
to the Point ofBeginning.
PARCEL III: Commence-at the Northeast Corner 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 S00'14'43'W
a distance of 100.00 feet to a concrete monument
for the Point of Beginning; thence S89"45'17"E a
distance of 500.00 feet to a point on the approxi-
mate mean high water line qf 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 N89'45 17"' a distance of 519.71 feet to a
concrete monument; thence NOO14'43"E a dis-
tance of 72.36 feel to the Point of Begnnirng
PARCEL IV Commence at the Northeast Corner of
Government Lot 3. Fractional Secuon 36.
Township 8 South. Range 12 West Gulf County.
Florida. and run S89415'17-E. 127.92 fee along
the North boundary line of Govemrnent Lot 4 to a
point on the Easterly R/W line of County Road 30-
E: thence continue 589'45"17"E. 288 50 feet along
the North boundary of Government Lot 4 to a
point: thence SOO' 14'43-W. 187 52 feet to the Point
of Beginning, thence continue SOO'14 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, 164124 feet
along the North boundary of said easement to a
point. thence NO019'02TE. 1000 leet to a point
thence N89'45N10W. 107.69 feet to a point or, the
Easterly R/W line of the above-mentioned County
Road 30-E. said point Llyng on a curse concave to
the Northeast. thence Northeasterly along said
curve having a radius of 1860.0 feet and a central
angle of 03'13'08". an arc distance uf 104 50 lfet to
a point: thence leaving said R/W line run
S89"45 IT7-E. 360 45 feet to the Point of BegInning,
PARCEL V'. Commence at the Northeast Comer 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 ithe
East R/W of .County Road 30-E; thence run
S8'16'43-W. 125 10 feet to a point on a curve con-
case Easterly: thence run along said curve with a
radius of 1860.00 feet. through a central angle of'
05:05"44'. for an arc length of 165.42 feet (the
chord of sad arc being 505'43'51 W. 165 36 feet
to the Point of Beginning. from said Point of
Beginning continue along said R/W curve with a
radius of 1860.0 feet, through a central angle of
0304'54, for an arc length of 100.04 feet (the
chord of said arc being S0 138'32"W, 100.03 feet)
to a point on,the Northerly R/W of a proposed 25
foot roadway; thence leasing said County Road No.
30E run S89'4.'10lE along said Northerly R/W
110.0 feet: thence leaving said Northerly R/W run
N 0 19021.. 100.0 feet. thence N89 45'10W.
107 69 feet to the Point of Beginning.
SUBJECT TO: Easements and Reservations of
Record, and operation of Resolution #70-17.
4tE, February 13. 20, 27, and March 6, 1997.
MHIGELAD VIEW WATER SYSTEM
REPLACEMENT PROJECT #00353
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
The Gulf County Board of County Commission will
receive sealed bids from any qualified person, com-
pany or corporation interested In constructing the
House For Sale by Owner! 2027 Marvin Ave.
Drastically reduced from $165,000 to $155,000. Below
appraisal or rent with option to buy. For information
Call 827-2838 or 647-5423
"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, 11/2 lots, with room for expansion. City water and septic tank. Price'70,000. 4 2/6
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We offer buyers a 1/2 percent rebate, 1 year AHS home
warranty and seller incentives also.
Call now 647-3155 or 913-1128
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"Nice single family home in Cape Plantation" Address: 103 Plantation Drive
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erator, dishwasher. Well and septic system. Close to St. Joe Country Club. Price 114,000.o 26
HIGHLAND VIEW WATER
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Is
funding the project In conjunction with matching
county funds. The United States Department of
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) appropri-
ates CDBG funds. All contractors submitting bids
should review the Federal Regulations applicable
to this project
Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-
Rish, Inc., 402 Reid Avenue, Port St doe, Florida
32456, (904) 227-7200. Plans can also be viewed at
the following locations:
CMD, 2050 Art Museum Drive, Suite 106,
Jacksonville, FL 32207, (904) 396-4048
F.W. Dodge, 1311 Executive Center Drive,
Suite 108, Tallahassee, FL 32301, (904) 877-6987.
Completion date for this project will be 150 days
from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to
the successful bidder. Liquidated damages for fail-
ure to complete the project on the specified date
will be setat $250.00 per day.
Please Indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed
bid, the bid number and what the bid Is for.
Along with the bid, contractors are to submit a bid
bond amounting to 5 percent of base bid. Before
finalizing a contract, contractors are to furnish
performance, labor and material bonds amounting
to 100 percent of contract sum. These bonds shall
be countersigned by an authorized agent who is a
resident In Florida, who is qualified for the execu-
tion of such instruments, and the bond shall have
attached thereto-Power of.Attorney of the signing
Bids, accompanied by the Public Entity Crime
Statement and Bid Bond, must be submitted upon
the standard forms furnished by Preble-Rish. The
bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida
Statutes, on public entity crimes. The right is
reserved; as the interest of the Owner may require,
to reject any and all bids and to waive any infor-
mality in-bids received.
Attention of bidders is called to the Licensing Law
of Florida. All bidders must comply with all applc-
able state and local laws concerning licensing, reg-
istration and regulation of contractors doing busi-
ness in Florida.
Attention of the bidders Is particularly called to the
requirements as to conditions of employment to be
obsered and minimum wage rates to be paid
under the Contract, Section 3 Segregated
Facilities, Section 109, Executive Order 11246,
and all applicable laws and regulations of the
Federal Government and State of Florida.
Gulf County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and encourages minority and women owned busi-
nesses to participate in this project as prime or.sub
Bids will be recerned until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time,
on March 25, 1997. at the Gulf County Clerk's
Office, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, and will be opened and
read aloud on March 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 $100.00
per set and Is non-refundable. Checks should be
made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: NATHAN PETERS, JR., CHAIRMAN
2tc. February 20 and 27. 1997.
The Gulf Coast Workforce Development
Board Is Issuing a Request for Propossls
(RFP) for the IIB Summer Youth Employment
& Training Program in accordance with the
provisions of the Job Training Partnership
The following areallowable activities to be
provided: Intake Certification Assessment,
Pre-Employment/Work Maturity. Citizenship
Skills, Educational Enrichment, Remedia-
tion, Work Experience, Counseling, Case
Management, Job Placement, and Supportive
For more information call (904) 913-3285.
RFPs are due by March 17, 1997, at 1:00 P.M.
(CST). Minority businesses are encouraged to
2tc. February 20 and 27. 1997.
For all your real estate
needs in or around the Bay
County area, please call me at
TRADES & SERVICE
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From Page 2B
Elementary School, please bring .
... your child, a copy of birth cer-
tificate, a copy of social security
number, and proof of a physical
(since August 12, 1996).
If youneed more information,
please contact Janet Thompson at
the health department at 227-
1276 or Cindy Belin at Port St.
Joe Elementary School at 227-
In the event that your child
should require medication at
school (Prescription, non-pre-
scription, or over the counter), the
following guidelines must be fol-
lowed in order for your child to
receive the medication.
1. A written consent from the
parent and physician must be on
file. The consent form can be
obtained from the school office.
2. The medication must be in
the original container with the
prescription label for the exact
prescribed dose on the container.
The pharmacist will provide an
extra container at no cost upon
3. Any change in the medica-
tions or dosage must be provided
by the physician.
4. Medication is to be provided
in a one week supply. Parents
should bring the medication to
the school, if possible.
For further information
please contact Gail Blackmon RN,
School Nurse, at 227-1221 or
From Page 2B
New Granny On Campus
Congratulations to Esther
Taunton, a.k.a. Granny, who has
a new grandson, Colby Lee Gay.
He is the son of her daughter,
Rhonda and Mitchell Gay. Colby
was born on Thursday, February
20. He weighed seven Ibs. and
both mother and son are doing
Teachers In Orlando
Finding out more about inclu-
sion, teachers Pam Sumner,
Linda Lawrence, and Kim
Whitfield are visiting schools in
the Orlando area. They were gone
over the weekend and on Monday.
Not even time to visit Disney
Inservice On Thurs. and Fri.
Teachers in Gulf County are
having inservice on Thursday and
Friday and so the kids will have a
little holiday. It's about time tool
By: Rep. Allen Boyd
'"Blue Dogs' Promise to Shake Up Washington"
Throughout these past weeks ducive to balancing the budget.
as I was preparing to serve you in. Members of Congress from both
the U.S. House of Representatives, parties understand that our citi-
I felt strongly about meeting, other zens will no longer tolerate huge
members of Congress who come deficits that threaten the future
from areas like North Florida and economic security of our children.
represent communities like ours. I They expect us to get to work and
was pleased to discover that not finish the job. The "Blue Dog"
only does such a group already budget will be a constructive part
exist, but that the group is widely of that process.
respected in Washington. These Another prominent item on
folks call themselves "Blue Dog our agenda this year will be cam-
Democrats." I was'honored to be paign finance reform. Although
invited to join. our proposal has yet to be com-
As we all know, in recent pleted, I expect that we will
years, business as usual in attempt to limit overall campaign
Washington has led to huge bud- spending, especially by. outside
get deficits, divisive partisan special interest groups. This is a
fights, and not much progress on top priority because of the funda-
the big issues that face families mental way we must reform our
throughout the country. The "Blue political system. If we are ever to
Dogs" seek to change all of that. restore public confidence j the
This group is organized around political process, we must first
three major principles; balancing begin by reforming campaign
the budget, reforming Washington financing.
politics, and restoring a civil envi- However, reform is just as
ronment for public service. We much about getting along. When
seek solutions to problems, and the President and congressional
we will work with anyone who is leaders meet tb discuss coopera-
serious about making progress: tion and eliminating partisanship,
Democrats or Republicans alike, we are all encouraged. However,
Our top legislative priority as we begin negotiating details,
this year will be the enactment of and voices begin to be raised, the
a balanced budget agreement. The notion of bi-partisanship becomes
"Blue Dogs" crafted a common- lost in the debate. The example of
sense budget plan in 1996 that the "Blue Dogs" promises to
was endorsed by The Washington demonstrate that-leaders with dif-
Post, and received significant sup- ferent views can talk, debate, dis-
port in Congress. While the agree, but eventually, for the good
Democratic and Republican lead- of the country, compromise.
ership argued and the government The financial challenges that
was shut down because some face this country are significant.
wanted to make deep cuts in Our long-tern interests are best
important programs, the "Blue served not by merely balancing
Dogs" offered a straightforward the budget by 2002, but by estab-
budget plan that had sensible fishing a process that will contln-
spending reductions, protected ue to balance the budget fat into
Medicare and Social Security, did the future. This can only be done
not mortgage our children's if both parties work together in
future, and was in balance. good faith. The "Blue, Dog" philos-
These will be the same corner- ophy is just that: let's work on
stones of our newest budget pro- good ideas, talk about our differ-
posal, which will be finalized in ences, and make progress on the
the very near future. When it is big issues that divide us,
released, it will be considered at What I like best about the
the same time that Congress "Blue Dogs" is that they remind
debates the President's proposal. me of home. Each member comes
The "Blue Dog" plan will chart the from a community like ours. We go
course to fiscal responsibility for to work each day committed to
our nation because of its simple making decisions that we know
approach. It is truly a consensus- would be consistent with the val-
building blueprint that does not ues of the folks we represent.
seek.partisan goals. Together, we hope to shake up
The mood of the American Washington, and strengthen the
people has never been more con- nation.
TOTHY J, MCFARLAND
ATTORNEY AT LAW
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"The Lord is good to all; and
his tender mercies are over all his
works." Psalm 145:9
We are so thankful to
announce that Rev. Bill Taylor
will be joining us at Faith
Christian School as principal and
will also be pastor of Faith Bible
Church. Rev. Taylor and his fam-
ily will be moving to Port St. Joe in
The Faith; Christian School,
volleyball team had a great time
at a 12-team tournament at
Camp Victory In Hacoda,
Alabama last Saturday. The team "
won four games and lost two,
coming in fourth place. Students '
and teachers in the competition
were Danny Standish, Lee Goff,
Micah Peterson, Rebekah
Peterson. John Ludlum, Jeff
Schweikert, Amber Blevins,
Christa Dykes,. Renee Vinson,
Eroica Porter, Shonnie Peterson,
St. Jude Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research
Hospital announced this week
that Port St. Joe High School will
be conducting a St. Jude
"Workout" to benefit St. Jude
Children's Research Hospital on .
March 4th. Locally, the school's
athletic director. Chuck Gannon
has agreed to coordinate the pro-
St. Jude Children's Research
Hospital, located in Memphis.
Tennessee, was founded by enter-
tainer, Danny Thomas. The insti-
tution opened its doors to the
public in 1962 to combat cata-
strophic diseases in children.
At St. Jude, scientists and
physicians work side-by-side
seeking not only better means- of
treatment, but also the cause,
cure, and prevention of these ter-
rible killers.. All information
gained at St. Jude is shared freely
with other hospitals and institu-
tions the world over.
The money raised in this
event will help to ensure that chil-
dren that have cancer, other life-
threatening diseases, even our
own in the Port St. Joe area, will
have a better chance to live. To
participate in this exciting, benefl-
cial program, registration infor-
matiorn is available by contacting
Coach Gannon at Port St. 'Joe at
'aith Christian School
and Roger Louks.
The candy sale will continue
for the next two weeks. Students
will be expected tb finish the sales
campaign by March 18.
Subway sandwiches will now
be served on Fridays instead of
Thursday. Order sheets will be
sent home on Wednesday to be
returned Thursday morning
Report cards go home today,
Thursday. If you have questions,
please make an appointment with
your student's teacher.
., March is "School Spirit"
.month and we will be featuring
short articles from students about
what they like about Faith
Christian School. Here are a few:
Faith Christian School
This school means a lot to
me. What I like about this school
Sis that people do not cause or get
into fights. I also like this school
because you get to learn about
Jesus. I like this school because
you get to pray and read the
Justin McCroan, Grade 4
Faith Christian School
What I like best about this
school is all of the teachers I have.
Mrs. Lundquist helps me with
work I don't understand, Mrs.
Shonnie is the best P.E. teacher I
ever had. I like to go to musicand
learn about sign language. I like
Aunt Shell (Michelle Teat) our
music teacher, to teach us sign
language. I love all the teachers at
Laura Seay, Grade 4
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