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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: March 20, 1997
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
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FIFTY-NINTH YEAR, NUMBER 29


INDUSTRY- DEEP WATER PORT FINE PEOPLE SAFEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, MARCH20, 1997


"Wish List" of Area Needs Laid On State REDI Officials


Every State Agency From DEP to
DOT Gathers in Port St. Joe Last
Thursday to Discuss Local Economics


A group of city and county
officials, as well as businessmen
and community leaders, hope
that Thursday morning's meeting
with REDI i (Rural Economic
Development Initiative) will possi-
bly cast a ray of sunshine on the
ecomonic picture for our area.
Mary Helen Blakeslee, REDI
Director, coordinated one of, if not
the largest, gatherings of state
agencies and officials to ever be
assembled in Gulf County with a
dozen or more group representa-
tives from every agency from the
DEP to the DOT.
Representatives from Con-
gressman Boyd, Senator Pat
Thomas and State Representative
Jamey Westbrook offices were
also on hand providing support
from the area's political arena.
As Blakeslee put it, REDI
seeks to pool the efforts of the
various agencies to coordinate
and focus their resources to help
rural communities especially in-
times of crisis.
Surely Gulf County fits that
criteria. In slightly more than a
week's time, St. Joe Corporation
released news that they were
planning huge cutbacks in their
woodlands division, St Joseph
Telephone Company, Inc.
announced several reductions in
their work force and then the
bombshell-Florida Coast Paper
Company, L.L.C. would be shut-
ting down April Ist due to a soft
:paper market and remain down
until the paper market improved.
Blakeslee told the group that
REDI operates purely on invita-
tion by the community, :stating
Port SL Joe Mayor Frank Pate
.- and ._Chamber. of Commerce
Executive Director Tamara Laine
S had extended that invitation.
Laine, in fact, was on' the
phone to REDI within hours of the
announcement .from Florida


Saul Jones

Jones to Qualify
Saul Jones announced his
intentions to qualify as a candi-
date for the office of
Commissioner, Group 4, for the
City of Port St. Joe during the
May election., In doing so, he has.
submitted the following state-
ment:
His goal'is to bring quality
leadership where people come
first. His support comes from his
longstanding commitment to
issues of concern to better the liv-
ing conditions in Port St. Joe.
Born and raised in Port St.
Joe, joined the Navy and experi-
enced how other people lived
around the world, Saul returned
to Port St. Joe with a genuine
interest to help the people in his
hometown and share his knowl-
edge, training and experiences.
He is a Navy veteran, attend-
ed college at Berkeley of
California, worked as a D.C. lob-
byist, completed nursing school,
and completed ministerial intern-
ship. He is the son of Mildred
McNair Dickson and is a relative
to the Peters and McNair families
of Port St. Joe.
With his record of experiences
and his neutral stand to the city,
county, state, or private agencies
in the Port St. Joe community, he
has reached out to the citizens in
the Port St. Joe community to
champion the cause of the people.
When elected he will be responsi-
ble and responsive to the people's
issues of concern and has vowed
to be a true democrat as the rep-
?I resentative of the people.


Coast seeking their help. She
noted that the paper company
was the backbone of our economy
and a vital part of the community.
She also stated that the
impact brought about by the
mill's temporary shutdown, cou-
pled with layoffs by other local
businesses underscores a need
for the county to diversify its
economy through new industry
locations and further exploring
the use of our natural resources.
During the meeting, a "wish
list" of areas of need were laid on
the table for discussions of how

Several Ongoing
Projects Dis-
cussed as Being
Monitored by One
State Agency or
Another. Ask
for Relief.

REDI might can assist.
Water and Sewer for College
Port St. Joe is in the process
of furnishing water and sewer
through Ward Ridge east along
Garrison Avenue to Highway 98 to
the site of the soon-to-be-con-
structed Gulf Coast Community
College extension.
Mayor Pate asked if any
assistance was available to help
finance the approximately
$900,000 project.
Marina Project
Port St. Joe's marina project
has been 'designed and
redesigned, and designed again
all for the purpose of circiimvent-
Ing 'the expense and d 1ays
Involved in avoiding a DRI study
(Development of Regional Impact)
being threatened by the
Department of Community Affairs
during the marina's permit apphl-
cation and review process.
City attorney Billy Joe Rish
asked for REDI's assistance in
getting the permit review Back in
the hands of DEP (Department of
Environmental Protection) where
it belongs.
The project was recently
downsized to fall under the DRI
review threshold, but Rish stated
that the city had decided, to go
back to basically the original
design. He stated that the down-
scaled design did not have
enough, capacity to be economi-
cally feasible.
Tamara Laine (Chamber of
Commerce) reminded the group
that originally EDA grant funds
for the project were $.1.2 million,
but that. figure was cut in half
after delays in getting a site
approved through the state's
clearinghouse.
DCA Planner, Susan Ander-
son, told The Star that just
because the project is being
reviewed for DRI requirements
does not mean a DRI is imminent,
but rather that cerialn ecological
and environmental questions
need 'to be answered before DCA
will sign off on the project.
The city asked .REDI's assis-
tance on cutting through sorie of
the red tape that has had the pro-
ject bogged down for more than
two years.
Mill Help
Another suggestion that cut
to the core ofGf County's situa-
tion was made by newly installed
Chamber of Commerce president
Wayne Pate-"Is there anything
you can do to help get the mill
back in operation?"
Blakeslee directed the ques-
tion to Bridget Merrill (Business
Expansion and Retention. with
Enterprise Florida) who said they
would look at the situation and
see what resources were out
there.
Gulf County Business
Air Park
Another development recently
revealed and reported in The Star
is the formation of Gulf County
Business Air Park from Costin
Airport, located near Jones
Homestead.
During a recent special meet-
ing by the Gulf County
Commission, the board decided to
aid the project by agreeing to help
(See WISH LIST on Page 3)


A large group of Port St. oe and Gulf County officials trying to counteract the economic impact the closing of
and business persons pays ra't attention to REDI director Florida Coast Paper mill for an indefinite period will have on
Mary Helen Blakeslee as she attempted to guide the group in the community and its citizens.




City Reduces



FCPC's WWTP




Responsibility

!, 'Gone Back to Square One
On Size of Proposed Marina


Leonard Costin explains his plan to create a business
park adjacent to the airport to Mrs. Dennis Weaver, Joel
Strait [both on the air park development committee], Brid-
get Merrill. Enterprise Florida and Glenda Miller with the
Department of Transportation.


Capt. Newton Brown
Salvation Army

Office Opened
Effective iinmediately, the'
Salvation Army, through the
efforts of Captain Newton Brown
of Panama City, is opening an
office within the First Presbyter-
ian Church in Port St. Joe.
Lt. Tom Guilliams will be in
charge of operating the office on
Tuesday and Fridays from 10:30
a.m. until 3 p.m. They feel there
will be a need to provide assis-
tance to the community, especial-
ly during the mill shutdown and
resulting economic difficulties.
The church is located at 508
Sixteenth Street. You are welcome
to stop by during the scheduled
hours or reach the Salvation
Army office by calling 227- 1756.
Monetary donations from
those less harshly affected will be
welcomed and accepted right
away. Persons should not now
make other in-kind donations,
however the officers anticipate
they will be needed at a later date.
The public will be notified in the
event they become necessary.


Arrests Solve


Series of


Burglaries
Investigators Tommy Godwin
and Ricky Tolbert went to
Tallahassee on March 14 to con-
tact a suspect on a local burglary.
They interviewed Randy Lee
Hartzog and Charles Dion Benn
and received permission to search
their residence. Inside the resi-
dence they recovered a big screen
television and a VCR stolen from
the Cape San Blas area arind
approximately $100,000 in addi-
tional stolen property.
The Investigation quickly
closed two major Calhoun County
burglaries, two major Liberty
County burglaries, and numerous
burglaries in Leon County.
Investigators believe' the pair
would break into homes in the
North Florida area and then
transport the majority of the
stolen property to the Macon,
Georgia area.
According to Gulf officials,
the pair have additionally been
charged with burglary of a jewelry
store in Thomasville,. Georgia
totalling $212,000 worth of mer-
chandise, most of which has been
recovered.
They are also suspects in an
Atlanta stereo warehouse bur-
glary where some $250,000 worth
of goods were taken. Investigators
from Atlanta and Thomasville
were expected to arrive here this
week to interview them.
Randy Lee Hartzog, a 21 year
old white male, and Charles Dion
Benn, a 24 year old black male,
are currently being held without
bond in the Gulf County Jail.


During Tuesday evening's
Port St. Joe City Commission
meeting. Mayor Frank Pate
briefed the board on Monday's.
meeting with tripartite members
(Florida Coast Paper Company.
L.L.C., Arizona Chemical and the
City of Port St. Joe) on the opera-
tions of the city's Wastewater
Treatment Plant.
Commissioner Charles
Tharpe requested from Pate a
report on the meeting in light of
Florida Coast's scheduled shut-
down April 1. The tripartite merm-
bers regularly meet to manage
and review. the Wastewater
Treatment Plant's operation.
Florida Coast normally sends the
vast majority of effluent to the
facility (95+%). The City of Port St.
Joe sends somewhere in the
neighborhood of 1% and Arizona
Chemical approximately 3%.
Pate said Florida Coast want-
ed to know if opei-ating charges
and fees were going to be.reduced
since the vast majority of effluetit
to the facility would be cut out
within two weeks of the mill's
shutdown.
Florida Coast is under an
agreement to pay a minimum of
93.45% of the plant's operating
expense. The mayor explained
that there would be' considerable
operating cost reductions because
of the reduced flow and those
would be passed on, but there
would be no layoffs at the plant
for the time being.
Pate estimated that the power
bill would be reduced by approxi-
mately 50% from its current aver-
age monthly charge of about
$60,000. The plant will also have
no need to run their defoaming
unit at a cost of around
$250,000/year, just over
$20,000/month. Sludge hauling
cost would also be cut drastically
from its $400,000 annual price.
Pate said those reductions in
operating expense should be
reflected on the tripartite mem-
ber's monthly bills.
Marina Plan Approved
The board gave its unani-
mous approval to returning the
marina design back to the city's
original plan for 120 wet boat
slips and 39 dry slips.*
Reductions in the original
design to 47 wet slips and 96 dry
slips had been made to avoid the
possibility of being required to do
a time consuming and expensive


DRI study (Development of
Regional Impact). DCA. Depart-
ment of Community Affairs, had
notified the city of the possible
requirement during the marina's
permit and review process.
After reviewing the proposed
reductions required to avoid the
stddy threat, the b6ard deter-
mined that building the marina at
the reduced level would not geni-
erate enough revenue to be eco-
nomically viable.
Bill Kennedy, Preble-Rish,
Inc. Consulting Engineers, told
the board that a full package of
marina design information and
ecological data had been sent to
DCA Tuesday morning for their
review. He also said that Susan
Ahderson, DCA planner, has
assured him that DCA would
respond as soon as possible,
hopefully within one or two
weeks.
The marina was one of sever-
al items discussed during last
Thursday morning's meeting with
REDI (Rural Economic Develop-
ment Initiative) addressing the
need for help from the agency to
get the permit approval.
Shipyard Cove Park
A decision was made to begin
advertising for bids for the con-
struction of Shipyard. Cove Park
on the old Maddox homesite prop-
erty located between' Frank Pate
Jr. Park and the paper mill on St.
Joseph Bay.
Phillip Jones, Preble-Rish,
Inc. Consulting Engineers, esti-
mated the project to costjust over
$100,000. Restroom facilities,
picnic tables, parking area, walk-
ing trail, and an air conditioning
and heating system for the old
Maddox home are included in the
final plans presented to the.
board.
The park will be financed
through a 50/50 matching grant
acquired by the city. Jones said
every effort has been made
through the design to maintain
the natural beauty of the area,
including using lime rock or
crushed shell for the parking area
and walking trails rather than
asphalt.
Bid Opening Ward Ridge
Water and Sewer
LSLT Churchwell, Inc.'s
(Panama City) bid of $408,810.98
was apparently the low bid to
(See REDUCES on Page 3)


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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 1997


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More, Not Less LI

i A BILL, INTRODUCED TO committee for possible considera-
tion in the current session of the Legislature would toss the fox
into the hen house if it is approved.
The bill in question would free up the Marine Fisheries Com-
S mission from being required to have the advice and consent of
the Cabinet and the Governor before any of their rules are
adopted and allowed to become law. The proposal, introduced by
Senator Jack Latvala of Palm Harbor, passed his Senate Natural
Resources committee by a majority of the committee and will
now take the next step In the process toward approval or rejec-
tion. God b
We hope it is rejection. The Marine Fisheries Commission ways.
has been historically allowed to run roughshod over marine mat- I can
ters to come before it without having immunity from facing over- playing da
sight from an elective body of government. We think they need ly renemb
more brakes applied rather than speed them up. made the
SUCH A MOVE GIVES TOO much power to too few people
and therein lies the danger of such an action. The actions of the
Department of Environmental Regulation has been evidence of
what can happen without the safeguards of facing rejection for
their actions by an elective body.
Most of DEP's staff are fine, helpful people, but there are too
many people representing the agency who are too willing to show
just howmiuch power they do have, to allow the immunity for.
their actions. There are too many of these ilk who will deny a re-
quest, lJust because I don't want your activity approved.'
The Marine Fisheries Commission is entirely too controver-,
sial at this particular time to allow them to have that much pow-
er, unchecked.
THE ONLY REASON WE have kept from having open revolt
against the' Marine Fisheries Commission, already, is because
the Cabinet and Governor has to hear and weigh their rulings.
Their past record of managing the marine matters of this state
has met anything but wholesale approval. They have managed to
upset the entire state on their own, without being turned loose
with a carte blanche capability over things which pertain to the
ocean.
We think the Marine Fisheries Commission needs the contin-
ued benefit of being, critiqued by the Cabinet and Governor for
their own protection. They should have more elected oversight,
not less.


"REDI" to Help

MAYBE, NOWiTHAT WE have attracted the attention of the
state's REDI committee we can get some relief.for the pending
paper mill's temporary cessation of operations. If they were here
to help more than they were to just put in an appearance merely
to commiserate with us, that is.
The appearances and the statements made at the meeting,
held last Thursday with city and county leaders in the Centenni-
al Building, would indicate the several agencies represented In .
REDI are "redi' to do more than just talk. We feel something
concrete will come out of this conference.
p-BI.-BISNlT- THAT WHAT state organizations are for?-Don't
they exist' to give small communities a boost when they need it?
Port St. Joe is like a car with a dead battery right along about
now. It doesn't need anybody to carry its people, but it could cer-
tainly use a boost to get started. It would certainly fall within the
parameters of certain state agencies' purpose to give us that
boost.,
It's to the state agencies' credit that we didn't have to go beg-
ging; hat in hand, for a handout. They appeared, maybe on sug-
gestion from some local person, and offered to give assistance to _
help us help ourselves. Maybe they can cut a few covers some-
where to get something started-like the marina approval, or the.
air park, or some public work which is already planned. It would
do the town a lot df good to cut out the,:red tape, go ahead arid
approve the projects so they can get underway. It isn't as if they
had any question about eventual approval. We wouldn't want
anything approved there was a question about.
SLIKE THE EXTENSION OF the water service in Ward Ridge;
there is no question 'about that project being.approved. Or, the
marina;. it's going to be approved by the state agencies, eventual- B i
ly. Why not go ahead and approve them so those several jobs
will he available to local people who are' ut of work?
A lot of good can come out of the conference.
i If the state agencies involved will put their actions where
their mouth is, they CAN do us a lot of good. ,


Hunker Down with Kesby Kesley Colbert


W. I








losses us in so many

still 'ividly and fondly
back to my baseball
ys in college. I especial-
eir the few times Dad
212 mile trek from'-'


Growing Pleasures


home to see me play. He didn't
come often 'cause taking off from
work was not a thing my father
took lightly. I was at least old
enough by then to comprehend
the significance of the visit. I must
'a been a pretty special son to
him.
Hey, and wouldn't it be story-
book If I could report that every
time he showed up I pitched a two
hit shut outt and walloped the
game winning home run Tnhe
truth is I was a very average ball


player who Just liked the game a
little better than most. I "wal-
loped" homers even less frequent-
ly than he took off from work. We
did have some guys who could
"hit it and go get It" and we won
more than we lost but a quarter of
a century has blurred a lot of the
details.-
It's amazing today that I
remember the visits more than
the game.


I played with' some
guys.. Lifetime friendships


great
were


born, blossomed, tested and
cemented on that diamond "way
out beyond the football field". And
one of the enduring qualities of
that group was they treated an
aging. white-haired, ex-ball player
turned truck driver with the
absolute utmost respect and
courtesy, .... ,
"Mr. Colbert, it's good 'to see
you again." John Stewart would
literally run across that small
dressing room with outstretched
hand.
"Mr. Colbert," qhap ,Wasson
was one of Dad's favorites. "I'm so.
glad you're back. I've been in a
slump since your last trip over."
Chappy was a tad on the super-
stitious side. "If I bang out a cou-
ple of hits today-you can't go
home-ever!"
"Mr. Colbert, Kesley is sched-
uled to pitch today." Mighty Silly
Tommy Tilley would throw his,
two-cents worth in, "We're getting
the married men off the infield."
"Mr. Colbert, you didn't bring,
your big rig this time ..
Dad would have a kind greet-
ing for each and then punctuate
the brief encounter with a "good
luck" and a "let's play two todayl"
You didn't have to be .a rocket sci-
entist to see where I got my love
for the game..,
S Rick Van Orden would dig out
another one of my low throws to
first and turn toward the stands
and give Dad the "thumbs up"
sign. I tried to be pretty cool about,
it, but I kind 'a kept up with
where he was sitting myself. And I
played as hard as 1I could. About
the only thing my father couldn't
tolerate when it came to this game
was a guy who wasn't getting it"
every second.
I can't believe I'm saying this
but you know the best part about
those games-it was the meal
with my father afterwards, He'd
take me down to.the Monteagle
Diner for "anything I wanted".
We'd talk a little baseball, a little.
family stuff, nothing really earth
shatterng, but those meal~.vp,
come to.mean:sp muc4i .i....*..,;
'For the first time.in our lives:
he Wasn't trying to raise me. I.
reckon-good, bad .or indiffer-
ent-he understood he'd done
about all he could do. And, for the
first time in our lives, I wasn't try-
ing to resent being "always told
what to do." We both relaxed. Hey,
my Dad was a real person
Neither of us spoke of it but a def-
inite sense of change permeated
the Pork Plate specials. I know I
looked across the table in that
simple eating place and liked
what I saw. Respect is a wonder-
ful gift when mutually shared: I.
had been blessed 'beyond' mea-
sure ..... ..
Gosh, where had 30 years
gone! I'd spent the better part of
the last 364 miles pondering on'
just that. I was driving down' to
South Florida to see my son play
in a couple of college baseball
games. I wasn't necessarily con-
(See KESLEY on Page 3)


ADay Spent In Blessed Silence Means No Telephone


TALK ABOUT YOUR bless-
iigs in disguise, I had one hap-
pen to me last Thursday night. I
woke up in the middle of the
night and I couldn't hear it thun-
der! My ears -were' stopped up
tight. Nothing hurt. my ears were
just stopped up.
II just lay in the bed cogitating
on all the benefits I would be able
tdi reap with this gift from heaven.
SSince I knew it wouldn't be
anything permanent, I set about
taking advantage of my latest
malady. I could just imagine sev-
eral advantages I .would have
down at the office and,more
than a few. at home.
The biggest advantage I
would have would be that I
couldn't hear! anything! I
could enjoy ignoring any and all
directions and/or requests. I had
the perfect excuse: I didn't hear
them. Of course, the reverse is
also true. Should anybody hap-
pen to ask me.if I wanted an ex-
tra $100 or so, with no responsi-


)ETAOIN SHRDLU


By Wesley Ramsey


abilities attached, I would also
miss out on that, too. I couldn't
hear the offer.

THE DAY STARTED out per-
fect. I didn't even hear the rain
early in the morning. I couldn't
hear the paper mill whistle at
7:00 a.m., telling me it was time
to get up. So, I overslept.
I didn't hear Frenchie hurry-
ing me during my morning ablu-
tions, nor at breakfast time; so I
was able to finish reading the
paper in peace.
I didn't hear the command to
carry the garbage out; nor the re:
quest to let the dog in; or the sug-


gestiors. of what I needed, to ac-
complish Friday. I didn't even
hear the command to pick up my
feet so Frenchie could sweep un-
derthem; or the request to "lend"
:her .$20 until she: could get a '
check cashed.
This temporary deafness was
going to turn out neat!

WHEN I ARRIVED at the of-
fice, I announced that I couldn't
be bothered with answering the
telephone, even if.it was for me
[which it seldom is anymore].
But, now I had an excuse to rele-
gate the answering of the tele-.
phone.


I couldn't hear!
Nobody disturbed me while I
was writing this column nor my
editorials for this week's issue. I
did it in perfect silence for. the
first time since I stopped coming
in on Saturday to get them dbne.
It's much easier to' write them
without being disturbed by a
question or two, or having to put
up with second-hand conversa-
tion.
What is second-hand conver-
sation, you ask?
Well, it is the same thing as
second-hand smoke, except you
don't get cancer from it.
I don't know if the column
shows any improvement from be-
ing written in total silence, but it
Is easier to write and I had a
built-in subject, to boot.
Coming up with a subject to
write about is sometimes more
difficult than dealing with an in-
cessant clatter while trying to put
your thoughts down on a key-
board.


I AM BERATED by the claim
that, 'You don't listen when I tell
you..." all the time. Sometimes I
just turn off all the free "advice" I
am 'getting. That advice ranges
from things I am supposed to do
[but don't really want to] to things
anyone and everyone pants me to
do. It didn't do them any good to
uwnt me to do' anything Friday,
because I couldn't or didn't hear'
their wishes or commands sent in
my direction.
They say ignorance is bliss.
Well, I was blissful.
I was "ignorant" of what I
didn't want to hear Friday, and
managed to hear what I wanted
to.
I wasn't totally'deaif; just par-'
tially, and only '..knew just'how
'partially'. As the day wore on.It
was more or less a 'selective' deaf-
ness.
I did manage not to hear well
for most of the day.

I KNOW THAT not being able
to hear can be dangerous and


downright inconvenient if it lasts
for too long a period of time, but
it is a blessing if it only lasts for a
little while;
You get to ignore what you
want, under the guise of not
hearing or you can merely ask
someone to repeat what they
said; this time, just a little louder,
please.
There's nothing to disturb
your nap. You just snooze right
through the din and the clatter
which would ordinarily disturb
and awaken you.
S If you.get to take a nap,.that
is.
The benefits are legion. Your
stomach can rumble in, public
and you aren't embarrassed be-
Scause you don't hear it.
.You know about; that old rid-;
die; if a tree falls in-a forest and
nobody is present to hear it, does
it make any noise?
Well, I can, tell you the an-
swer; .not if your ears are stopped
up and you are the only one
there!


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4:12 p.m. L 0.4
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Gulf's 1997 GED

Testing Schedule


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A steam powered crane is shown on the old Apalachicola Bay to load lumber ships. and dig up bay bottom to get
Northern Railroad spur which was built out in St. Joseph paving materials to pave Reid Avenue with.


Contractors Dig Up a Bit of History in


Reid Avenue Work


T he GED test will be given
through the Gulf County Adult
School at the Wewahitchka High
School site on April 25th and
26th. Sections.one and two will be
given Friday. the 25th starting at
5:00 p.m., CT and sections three,
four, and five will be, given
Saturday, the 26th starting at
8:00 a.m., CT.
Registration will be held April
17th through noon on the 23rd at
the Gulf County Adult School (ask
for Merri). Registration fee is $25,
cash or money orders only.
The schedule for the remain-.
der of the year includes testing on.,
July 10 and 11, October 17 and
18, and November 29. Additional
testing sessions may be sched-
uled to meet documented pro-


grami needs. If you have any ques-
tions;, please call, 227-1744 and
ask for Merri Christie.

Cong. Boyd Schedules
Gulf County Meeting
District representative for Al-
len Boyd, Jerry Smithwlck, has
scheduled a meeting for Gulf
county residents to attend. This
meeting with Congressman Boyd!
will be Thursday, March 27th at
the Port St. Joe fire station locat-
ed on Williams Avenue at 10:30
a.m ET.
It will be a public meeting
designed to 'discuss concerns of
the 'economic development with
the upcoming lay-offs, as well as
an update on the happenings in
Washington.


By: Dave Maddox
When the contractors began digging up Reid Avenue I
thought of what my father told me many years ago about the
street. During that time, which was probably about 1915, there
were no paved streets'in St. Joe. There were very few cars and
they would bdg down in the sand bed streets.
The qnly industry during this period was a saw mill and the
Apalachicola Northern Railroad. The railroad was exporting lum-
ber over their dock which extended some 2,500 feet out into the
*' bay.
In an attempt to improve the condition of Reid Avenue it was
decided to use some of the bay bottom. A rail mounted steam
crane was used to dip up the bay bottom near the dock and loads
of clam, conch, and other shells were dumped into a gondola rail
car. A temporary rail line was laid down the street and the mate-
rial from the car was mixed in with the sand to stabilize the road
bed. Products from St. Joseph Bay are the foundation under the
lime rock and asphalt on Reid Avenue.
While watching the machine dig up Reid Avenue I retrieved
one of the clam shells, still intact, that was deposited.there some
80 years ago.
The picture shows the shell and the crane that was used to
remove portions of the bay bottom for the road bed.


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Reid Avenue.


"They" Won't Necessarily "Come" If We Build It


Dear Editor,
I felt compelled to write this
letter after reading the article on
the proposed industrial park, for
Gulf Coiuty. As:a reiorteir for The
County-Recod,"'I have had the"''
S opportunity to'research if' depth
how we managed to acquire our
Ag Park in Calhoun County and
the many troubles encountered.
Please do not rely on the idea,
"if we build it they will come".
Talk began of an industrial/agri-
cultural park in Calhoun County
in 1986 after grant money-you
know that, kind of government
money that magically appears out
of thin air-was made available


Kesley

cerned with winning or losing.
And Josh didn't need to wallop
anything to impress me. I just
wanted to see 'em, shirt tails in,.
bustin' it "between the lines".
"Mr. Colbert, it's good to see
you again." Alex Gregg's hand-
shake was sincere.
"Mr. Colbert, how was your
trip down?" Duncan Borders wore:
Babe Ruth's number, "Your arm
feel up to a little BP?"
"Mr. Colbert," Brent Chance
' reminded me a lot of Tommy
Tilley, "The only thing that can
keep Josh from getting hit on the
head the way hLe plays the outfield
is a fly ball shelteil"
They were, as always, extra
nice to me. "Hey guys, let's play
two-or tie this one up and we'll
go to midnight."
You talk about fun at the ol'
ball park ...... Dunc banged out
a hit in a key spot to knock in two.
Alex did "wallop" one-took it 18
minutes to land! Adam Bickell


and dangled in front of our coun- to build the processing plant
ty commissioners, like the carrot itself. After the private investors
in front of the horse. It is now closed the doors f the processing
eleven years later and all there is plant, they received a $400,000
at. bur*"Ag Park" is'a'seafood pro--' '.loan from Farmers Home
cesslnrg piane .w4hlh'. as tken" :rAdministration to' get the plant
over by PRIDE last, year..'and.. .operational. but after a brief time.
doing quite well, after private closed the doors again.'Only a
investors failed. fraction of this loan was repaid by
Calhoun County Commis- .the investors leaving a huge debt
sioners received $200.00 from that probably never will be repaid.


the Department of Commerce for
paving: $1.00.000 from EDA for
the park itself: $504,000 in a loan
from the local bank-later a 1
sales tax was imposed to pay off
this debt that was retired last
month; and $575,000 from the
Department of Community Affairs


(From Page 2)

produced the slide of the tourna-
ment and Brent gave me his best
grin and the "thumbs up" sign as
he moved toward his position at
first. Josh attacked every pitch.
every ball, every Inning like there
was no tomorrow ... kind 'a
carrying on an old family tradi-"
tion.
We enjoyedra quiet dinfier:at a
place of his choosing..
"Dad, the guys really like
you."
."I. like them 'too, son."
"How is Mom and Jess?"
"They're doing great."
"How's Coach Mac and .Mr.
Clay .. ... ;
God 'has allowed me "the
blessed privilege of experiencing
this wonderful, transformation
from both sides of the Blue Plate
special.,
Incredible
Thankfully, .
Sonf ;. ..and Father
1


So, Calhoun County now has
an Ag/Industrial Park with only
one business. $2,679,000 :of
taxpayer's money was used to
attract industry to our county--l
you build it they will come. Check
put the Industrial Park 'in
Greensboro-same situation-
and there are plenty more i' t-he
:panhandle ard around the state.
.A; portion of our Ag Park was
turned' into, a ihmach needed
airstrip. Another portion houses
Sthe recycling center.
But most of the Ag. Park land
in Calhoun County produces
nothing but weeds and has left a
very bitter taste in the mouth of
many a local taxpayer.
I realize the need for diversij'-
Sing the economy of a county and
industrial development, but don't
rely on a line from the movie,
"Field of Dreams." Please take a
closer look at other:counties that
used 'the same concept. The only
faction in the Calhoun County
deal that came out smelling like a
rose, was the landowner who sold
the land for the Ag Park. If your
commissioners feel compelled to
"use it or lose it"-the ,grant
money-that's a decision they
must make. But considering the
seemingly "never-ending supply"
,of grant funds, there 'should be:
more on down the line, when you
have a real, viable business
standing by, waiting to set up
shop. Caution should be exer-
cised. Patience is definitely a
virtue.
Sincerely.
/s/ Kathy S. Johnson
Blountstown



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Install water and sewer to the
Ward Ridge area and to the site
for the soon to be. constructed
SGulf Coast Community College
annex at the intersection of
.Highway 98 and Garrison Avenue.
Eight bids were received for
the project ranging in price from
'the low bid of $408,810.98 to
!769.146.01. The board decided
to turn the bids over to Jones for
'review and make a recommenda-
ion to themat their next meeting. !
In Other Business
*Approved several change",
orders to the Downtown Revitali-
zation Project totalling $8,810.45.
S*Echoed a statement from
Commissioner Johnny Linton
,that the board stood 100% behind
Florida Coast Paper Company,
L.L.C. and the.employees involved
in the April 1 shutdown, publicly
discounting any rumors to the
contrary.
*Agreed to a "motion by
Commissioner Tharpe to name
the newly constructed walking
park In North Port St. Joe,.
"Nathan Peters Jr. Park". The
.park was built through a joint[
effort of the city and county.
*Approved a one foot variance
-for Cecil Pettis at 1015 Marvin
Avenue.
*Agreed to advertise to rezone
Lots 21 and 23. Block 32 to com-
mercial use as requested by St.
:,Joe Papermakers Federal Credit
Union.
*Decided to advertise for a
new Grasshopper mower for the
Public Works Department: as
requested by Superintendent
Frank Healy.
*Discussed parking problems
on Reid Avenue. Decided to ask
merchants and their employees to
park elsewhere.


with a feasibility study required
before applications for grant .and
aid funds can be made.
Blakeslee said the project
sounded like a prime candidate
for assistance from the
Department of Transportation
Aviation Grant Program as well as
help from Enterprise Florida. She
suggested setting upp a meeting
between Leonard Costin (owner of
Costin Airport), other -air park
committee members, and repre-
sentatives of DOT and Enterprise
Florida.
Costin also told those present
that thw firms have expressed a
willingness to locate at the air
park (25 to 30 jobs).
Costin has offered to donate
the airport to. the county for con-
struction of the. air park. He
expressed the need to extend,
pave, and light the airport's run-
way and make small business
locations available. 288 acres
south of the existing runway and
away from Cape Plantation (a res-,
idential area) Is currently being'
looked at as a proposed site for
the airport extension and air park
location.
Prison Jobs
Jan McDonald (JTPA)
expressed'that there were over
200 jobsavailable in the area with
the Department of Corrections.
but that more funds were needed
to train corrections officers. She
said there were currently four
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classes being offered in Gulf and
:Franklin counties, but that train-
ing funds through JTPA had been
depleted.
Billy Joe Rish suggested that
those jobs could offer some Imme-
diate stimulation to the economy
if the prison system, would hire
local people for the jobs on a pro-
bationary basis pending their
receiving corrections :certification
within a reasonable timenframe.
Other Specific Areas
*Enterprise Zone-discussed
the possibility of making those
boundary lines more flexible to
,meet specific needs as business
location or expansion projects as
they arise:.
*David Warriner questioned
whether there might be some
emergency classification applied
to the area 'that would warrant
special assistance or focus to spe-
cific needs and grant applica-
tions.' .
,Don Buitler (Gulf County
Chief Administrator) addressed
the large expense to the county
(approximately $300,000 in 'land
acquisition and matching funds)'
in order to use EDA grant money
to build an industrial park south
of Wewahitchka.
Blakeslee assured those pre-
sent that the agencies would pool
Their efforts to do everything pos-
sible to help the community.
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Wewa Woman's Club


Holds March Meeting


The Wewahitchka Woman's
Club met Wednesday afternoon,
March 12th in the fellowship hall
of the First United Methodist
Church. President Ruth Hall
opened the meeting by welcoming
the 22 members present..
E. J. Keller, Chairman of the
Public Affairs Committee, intro-
duced as guest speaker, Pam
Matlin, Rural Organizer for the
Salvation Army's Domestic


Jon Hawkins-Teresa Evensen

To Wed


Janet Roberts of White City
and Bruce Evensen of Panama
City are proud to announce the
engagement and forthcoming
marriage of their daughter, Teresa
Faye Evensen, to Jon. Scott
Hawkins. Scott is the son of Joy
Sanders of Port St. Joe and the
late Joe Hawkins.
The bride-elect is a 1995
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School. She is currently seeking a
degree in Pre-Psychology at Gulf
Coast Community College and
will be graduating this May.
Teresa plans to further her educa-
tion upon graduation.
The groom-to-be is a 1995
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School. He is currently seeking a,
degree in Computer Science at
Gulf Coast Community College
and will be graduating this May.
Scott plans to further his educa-
tion upon g'iiatlion,.
The wedding ceremony will be
held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday. May
23 at W\hite City Baptist Church
in White City. A reception will fol-
low the ceremony in the fellow-
ship hall. All family and friends
'are cordially invited to attend.

Engaged
Mary Ann and Dr. Calvin H.
,Curry, of Tallahassee, would like
to announce the engagement of
Their daughter, Elizabeth Munroe
Curry, to Gregory Alan Dickson,
"both of Quincy.
Gregory is the son of Esther
A. and Charles William Dickson
Sr., of Beacon Hill.
The bride'-to-be is employed
by Calvin H. Curry, M.D.. The
groom is employed by Tallahassee-
Welding.
An April 26 wedding at the
Old Philadelphia Presbyterian
Church, in Quincy, is planned.

Srs. Are Selling
BBQ Sandwiches
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association will be selling
BBQ beef sandwich dinners ,on
Thursday, March 27th from 11:00
a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Frank Pate,
Park in Port St. Joe, and they will
also deliver them to local busi-
nesses.
The dinner will consist of a
large BBQ beef sandwich, chips,
and iced tea for only $3.00. Please
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Violence Program which serves
Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes,,
Jackson, and Washington coun-
ties.
Ms. Matlin' presented an
informative talk detailing various
facets of the program. Among the
many services offered are a 24-
hour crisis line, counseling, vic-
tim advocacy, emergency shelter,
legal assistance and rape crisis
service. Community education
programs are available for
schools, churches, and civic orga-
nizations.
Items of business included a
report on the February Cherry
Tree Bazaar. The event was a
resounding success. Raffle win-
ners were as follows: wood craft-
Champ Traylor; oil paintings-Fred
Greer, Betty Owens, Betty
Cudebec, and Margaret Lanier;
quilt-John Sides; afghan-Robbie
Sexton; and, doll-Jan Traylor.
Several members won ribbons
for their handiwork which was
displayed at the District Arts
Festival held recently in
Marianna.
Upcoming activities for the
club will include serving dinner to
the local senior citizens group on
March 21st, as well as selling
sausage and biscuits and other
goodies at the Gulf Coast
Cooperative's Washington Tour.
Following the business meet-
ing refreshments were served by
Jordan Miles, Hazel Quick,
Carolyn Drury, and Rosenia
Kilbourn.


Announce Birth
Justin and Jesse McCroan
are proud to announce the birth
of their little sister, Haley JoAnn,
born on February 26 at Bay
Medical Center. She weighed six
pounds, 15 ounces.
Parents are Phil and Karen
McCroan. Grandparents are Jerry
and Elaine Barnes and Barney
McCroan and the late Joan
McCroan. Great-grandparents are
Frank and Lorell Barnes and
Edna Wood and the late M. C.
Wood.


Jennifer Jones--Charlie Sheffield, Jr.


Couple to Wed


Gene and Ann Wood and'
Duke and Judy Jones would like
to announce the engagement and
approaching wedding of their
daughter, Jennifer Jones, to
Charlie Sheffield, Jr., son of Buck
and Gloria Sheffield of Dothan,
Alabama.


The wedding will take. place
on April 19th at 1:00 at the
Constitution Memorial Monument
with a reception to follow at the
Centennial Building.
No invitations are being sent.
All friends and family are cordial-
ly invited to attend.


Panhandle "Piecemakers" Quilt


Club Meets At St. James Church


:The regular business and
program meeting of the
Panhandle Piecemakers was held
March 13 at the St. James
Episcopal Church with Susie
Pippin presiding. A program on
Seminole patchwork was present-


ed by Joyce Sweazy.
The members and
guests participated in an a
Quilter's Day Workshop Sati
March 15.. Classes were hel
patchwork sewing kit, patc
table runner and a pearl


Heartfelt Thanks.


The family of Randall Wayne
O'Bryan, Jr. (Randy) would like to
express our heartfelt thanks to

City Easter Egg

Hunt March 29
The Port St. Joe Merchant's
Association is once again spon-
soring the City Wide Easter Egg
Hunt The hunt is open to all chil-
dren, ages toddler' through 12
years. The egg hunt will be held at
Frank Pate Park and begins at
10:00 a.m. and will last until all
eggs are found, Including all the
"Prize Eggs."
They are,. expecting a visit
from the Easter Bunny that
morning, so be sure to wear your
smile and have your picture made
with him. Start making your
plans now to attend this fun event
made possible by the local mer-
chants.

Thank Everyone
The family of little Calvin R.
Causey would like to thank each
and every one for their thoughts,
kindness, food and flowers during
our time of loss and sorrow.
Causey, Whitfield, Gray,
and Sims Families


,everyone from the very beg
of our loss. So many people
-' community: friends of F
family, family friends and
bors, have been right here t
us through this heartbr
time.
Thanks to' Bro. and
Dave Fernandez; Mary
Cumbie and Sister Dave wh
the songs of hope and love
Tim Bailey and family;
Dykes and Harry Lewis; Rat
Fisheries; Gulf County SI
Department; Highland
Search and Rescue; Gulf C
Search and Rescue; Ca
County Search and Resc'u
divers who were very courage
volunteers; the pallbearers:
ness organizations; Gulf C
Guidance Clinic; Gulf C
Mosquito Control; church
Red Cross; Bay County'
Camp; and Comforter Fi
Home.
Thank you for the food
ers, donations, prayers,
phone calls, hugs and visits
has meant so much to us. T
to Mike LaPlante and"
Kilpatrick for letting our i
stay with his family. An
thank our Lord Jesus Chril
may God bless each and eve
of you.,
SWith Love,
Randy's Family


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pin. It was a very productive and
their enjoyable day for the quilters.
ill day Last month, the Panhandle'
urday,': Piecemakers participated in
d for a Pioneer Day at Callaway
hwork'i Elementary School. Susie Pippin
angel and Hazel Sims reported that
half-hour presentations were
A given during the day to each of
the classes on the history and art
of quilt making. Sample blocks,
S quilts and various quilted items
Were displayed. The children par-
inning ticularly1i likedAthe,: .hands on..
in ourL time. -Needless; to ,say,,everyone
land.ii enjoyed the day. ,,
neigh- '"
o help The Piecemakers meet the
making second and fourth Thursday each
Smontli.at 7 p.m. at St. James
Episcopal Church in Coldewey
Sister Hall. The first meeting of the
Lou month is a regular business meet-
o sang ing followed by a program. The
; Bro. second meeting is "sit and stitch".
Gene where members bring handwork
ffield'si and general information is shared
sheriff's, and everyone enjoys one anoth-
View her's company.
county: There will not be a sit and
lhoun stitch meeting in March. The next
e; the meeting is April 10 at 7 p.m. at St.
geous: James Episcopal Church. :Guests
ut are welcome Please call Susie
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H. W. Schmucker, Jr. Mamie L. Hawkins


Harold Will Schmucker, Jr.,
75 of Gulfaire, passed away
Monday evening, March 17 at
Columbia Gulf Coast Hospital
after a sudden illness. Mr.
Schmucker was born June 28,
1921 in Berlin, Pennsylvania and
'had been a resident of Gulfaire
since 1988.
He was a member of the First
U/ united Methodist Church of
Mexico Beach; the F & AM Port St.
Joe Lodge #.!11; the Scottish Rite
and the Shaddai Temple in
Panama City; and the Order of
The Eastern Star, Gulf Chapter
191 in Port St Joe.
Mr. Schmucker was preceded
in death by his wife, Harriet, in
1993. He is survived by his
daughter, Dianne Lange and
grandson, Jordan Will Partie of
Santa Monica, California; son,
Charles. Justice and grandsons,
Nathan and Zachary Justice of
Greenville, South Carolina; two
brothers and three sisters; step-
daughters, Judith Romanowski
and Martha McMahon; and many
nieces and nephews.
SThe'family received friends at
Comforter Funeral Home in Port
St. Joe on Wednesday, March 19
from 6 to 8 p.m., EST, and
Eastern Star services followed at
7:30 p.m. '
Funeral services will,be held
at 11:00 a.m., EST,Thursday
(today), Marcih 20. at the First
United Methodist Church, of
Mexico ,Beach, conducted by Dr.
Louie Andrews. Entombment will
follow in Holly Hill Cemetery..
In lieu 'of flowers, donations
in the memory of Harold
ichmucker may be made to the
building fund of the First United
Methodist Church, Mexico Beach,
Fl 32410 or to the Heart Fund of
Order of the Eastern Star, Gulf
Chapter ox 191 1 Port
St. Joe, FL 32457..; :
All services are under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.


Mamie Lindsey Hawkins, 83,
a native of Liberty County and a
long time resident of Wewahitch-
ka passed away Tuesday, March
11 following a long illness.
She is survived by two daugh-
ters and sons-in-law, Margery
and Paul Smith and Faye and
Jack Connell, all of Tallahassee; a
grandson, Rusty Peacock of
Wakulla; three granddaughters,
Paula S. Bivins of Crawfordville,
Kelli P. Lindsey of Tifton, Georgia,
and, Susan S. Lewis of
Tallahassee; three great-grand-
children, Jessica, Josh and
Sarah; and two sisters, Elma L.
Alford of Brooksyille and Edna L.
Hord of LeHigh Acres.'
The funeral service was held
at 11 a.m., CT, Thursday at' the
First United Methodist Church of
Wewahitchka, conducted by Rev.
John Kramer. interment followed
in Jehu Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.
Calvin R. Causey
Master Calvin Ray Causey,
eight months of age, passed away ,
STuesday at his home.
He is survived by his'parents, i:
Christopher Causey and Kassidy
Gray; one brother, Matthew
Arnold; his grandparents, Roy
and Faye Causey,, Sr., Joyce and
Ronnie Sims, and Wayne Gray;,:
his great-grandparents, George,
and Bernice Whitfield, Leroy and.
Elouise Causey, and Mae Hellen.
and Drakeford Gray; and many,,
aunts, uncles, cousins and"
friends.
The funeral service was held :
at 2:00 p.m., C.S.T., Friday at the
United Pentecostal Church of
Wewahitchka, conducted by Rev.
O. C. Crabtree. Interment fol-,
lowed in Jehu Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.


American Red Cross

Thanks Area Businesses


The volunteers and: staff,,of
The American Red Cross are
deeply grateful to the many busi-
nesses that collaborated to assist
the community through the
round the clock water search and
recovery operations for the
drowning victim during the week-
end of March 8th and 9th.
The Central "Panhandle
Chapter, American Red Cross
would like to recognize the follow-
ing businesses for their quick
Community

Sing Saturday
This month's community
gospel sing will be held at the
First "P'entecostal : Holiness
Church, located at 2001 Garrison
Avenue in Port St. Joe. The "joyful
noises" will commence at.7 p.m.
on Saturday. March '22nd. All
singers and guests are invited to
attend.


Jonathan Jerold Griffin

Celebrates Ust!
Jonathan Jerold "Tigger"
Griffin was guest of honor at his
firstt birthday party hosted by his
tour-year-old big brother,
Stephen Michael "Pooh" Griffin on
Saturday, March 15 at Lake Alice
Park in Wewa.
The party had a Tigger and
Pooh theme and those attending
the party included: his parents,
Tony and Brenda Griffin; his
'grandparents, "Mema" Hender-
:son, Pa-Paw Griffin and Granny
Mary Griffin; his great-grand-
mothers, "Gran-Gran" Davis and
Granny Griffin; his godparents,
Carrie and Brad Israelson; and
his aunt, Deann Wilder, Carrie
and Joy Davis.
He had lots of fun with his
cousins, Kaley and Walt, Arabella,'
Dexter, and Justin and would like
) to thank everyone for coming and
helping his celebrate.


response and -willingnessi.-to-.
Sdonate: Hardees of Port- St, Joe,
SPiggly Wiggly. Bay View S.eptic, .'&,
Port-O-Let, and Shell of Port St.
Joe.
Without these' community.
businesses, we would not have
been able to render the level of
assistance provided. Together, we
made the difference between hope
and despair for many people,
"When Help Can't Want".


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Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m 2
Dine indoors' or enjoy ie breezes outdoors
on Rosie's Roost.
Bagels & Cream Cheese with smoked
salmon and fruit ....................... $4.95
Scotch Woodchuck. Hard boiled eggs,
sliced, placed in casserole dish, topped
with Cheddar cheese Bechamel sauce
& buttered bread .crumbs, and, baked,
served with shredded fried potatoes &
tomato slices;.....................$..... $4.95
Spring Omelette. A mix of the chef's
freshest spring vegetables, lightly
sauteed and stuffed into a fluffy 3 egg
casing ...................................... $5.95
Chicken Crepes. Tender chicken
sauteed with mushrooms & onions, gen-
tly rolled in crepes and topped with
B6chamel sauce & Swiss cheese,
served w/shredded potatoes. .. $5.95.
Crayfish Pie Our homemade quiche
filled with tender crayfish tails and
spinach, served w/grilled grits cakes
and fresh fruit. ...................... $6.95
Medallions of Grouper. Sauteed fresh
medallions of grouper w/tomato, basil,
garlic in,olive oil, served over pasta
w/the vegetable du jour :........... $7.95
Stuffed Snapper. Fresh red snapper
stuffed w/crabmeat stuffing and topped
with sherry cream sauce, served
w/potatoes; or rice and'vegetable du
jour ................... ............ ....... $8.95

Senior Dinner for 2
Night Thurs.
Fresh grouper baked in a pesto
pecan crust served over a vegetable
medley & roasted potatoes accompa-
nied by coconut fried shrimp and for
dessert, puff pastry with white choco-
late mousse.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAR. 20, 1997 PAGE 5A


MB Fish Fry Huge Success


In an unparalleled display of
civic pride and community spirit,
the citizens of Mexico Beach
flocked to the Chamber of Com-
merce building last Saturday in
support of the fundraising drive
for the upcoming Independence
Day festivities.
The fish fry, organized and
sponsored by local merchants
and private citizens, was a huge
success and raised over $1200 to-
wards the fireworks display
scheduled for the 4th of July
weekend. Some 300 people en-
joyed the meal consisting of huge
portions of mouthwatering fried
snapper, hush puppies, spicy
beans, and coleslaw, topped off
with copious slices of assorted
cakes. All of the food was donated
and prepared by local restaura-
teurs and served by volunteer cit-
izens.

Please Don't

Swim in Canal
My Randy was 19 years old,.
he had a lifetime ahead of him; he
was a strong and healthy, hand-
some young man. My God must
know what he's doing, even if, we',
don't understand. '.' .,I
Please let my son's life be a
wake-up call to the children that
swim in the Highland View Canal.
I have always told my children
grown men have died in 'that
canal, it's true.
We are all raised around
water; most of us love it, take our
children to the beach or a pool.,
The canal is not a good swimming
hole. Please do not swim there for
me and the people that love you.
And God bless the children that
were witness to this tragedy.,.
With Love ;
Marsha Duval Burkett
S(his plea was written'and submitted
forpublication in The Star by the moth-'
er of Randy O'Bryan, recent Gulf
County drowning victim)


Will Be Presenting
"The Last Supper"
The living dramatization of
Leonardo, Da Vinci's The Last
Supper will be presented on
Maundy Thursday, March 27th at
the First United Methodist
Church. The presentation.-will
begin at 7:00 p.m., E.S.T. at the
church;, located *attthei interAbc- -
tiotin' of -Monument' -Aventiie Arid
Highway 98 in Port St. Joe. i

Hosted Out-of-Town Guests
Bob and Marilyn McKnight;
granddaughter, Melini; great-
granddaughter, Kelsey;, and
Alexander of. Jacksonville were
recent visitors of Lucille McKnight
and Diana and Walter Wilder.


Carved Roast eef Au Jus
Roasted Rosemary
Cornish Hen
Pan Fried Grouper
Fresh Vegetable Medley
Wild Rice Pilaf
Baked Oysters Italiano
Crawfish Etouff6
Roasted Potatoes
'Stuffed Tomatoes
Tossed Salad
Pasta Primavera Salad
Creamy Chicken Salad
Assorted Desserts
Assorted Breads &
Spread ',


t4.95 t/


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Luncheon Menu Also Available





Seasonally Changing Menu with.
an accent on Florida-Asian
Seafood Cuisine.
"MAESTROS CANVAS"
an artistic combination of
entrees created by Chef de
Cuisine Richard Elliott.


Throughout the event an on-
going raffle entertained the at-
tendees. The eclectic assortment
of prizes included such things as
sundaes from Freckles, massages
by Roxann Wood, lube jobs by
Bob and Jeff, free breakfasts at
Sharon's, as well as promotional
tee-shirts, bottles of wine, and
gift certificates from local busi-
nesses.
The three hour affair at times
had a standing room only crowd
Consisting of year round locals,
snowbirds and weekenders, all of
whom enjoyed the best of times

Knox Represents

Gulf in Florida

Jr. Miss Pageant
Fifteen of the state's brightest
young women will be competing
for top scholarship honors at the
40th annual Florida Junior Miss
Scholarship Program, being held
March 21 and 22 in Deltona.
The young women, all high
school seniors, are vyving for cash
scholarships and the opportunity
to represent the state at the na-
tional program, to be held in Mo-
bile, in June.
SRepresenting Gulf county is
Kayce Knox, a senior at Port St.
Joe High School. Kayce, who
plans to attend Florida State Uni-
versity, is the daughter of Gregg
and Ruby Knox of Port St. Joe.
The program begins on Fri-
day, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. for
the first portion of the two eve-
ning event, being held at Deltona
High School. The event concludes
on Saturday, March 22, with the
naming of the 1997 Florida Jun-
, lor. Miss.
, : '


and a chance to get to know one
another.
The Mexico Beach Indepen-
dence Day Committee, headed by
Dana Angerer, expresses special
thanks to Greg Abram's Seafood
who donated a hundred pounds
of fresh red snapper, as well as
additional thanks to The Fish
House, Sharon's, the New York.
Deli, and Jolly Roger's Bakery, lo-
cal Mexico Beach restaurants,
who manned the fryers and' pro-
vided the side' dishes, and to all
the volunteers who. made this
event such a smashing-success.


woly Week"At

Thompson Temple
Thompson Temple FBC Youth
Department will host "Holy Week"
services Monday through Satur-
day, March 24th to 29th, at 7:30
p.m. nightly.
Guest speakers will be as fol-
lows: Monday, Rev. Carl Bailey;
Tuesday, Elder Donald Nickson;
Wednesday, Elder Willie Ash;
Thursday, Pastor W. Swanston;
Friday, Rev. Willie Chambers; and
Saturday, Elder Jerry Watts.
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend these services.


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VFW and Auxiliary Planning Upcoming Events as o'82 Will
V-w.x..ay.Evnts Get Together


The VFW Post #10069 and
'Ladies Auxiliary held their
monthly meeting on Tuesday,
March 11.
The Ladies Auxiliary dis-
cussed many upcoming projects;
the first being their annual


"Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner-
which is open to the public. It will
be held on Friday, March 21st at
the post home, located at 1774
Trout Avenue in Highland View. It
will begin at 5:00 and continue
until 7:00. A donation of $5.00
per dinner is asked for the dell-


clous eat-in or take-out meal.
The second project in March
will be the planting of bedding
plants along the front of the Bay
St. Joseph Care Center. They will
be gardening there on Saturday,
March 22nd and again on Friday,
March 28th.
Also discussed was,forming a
team to participate in the March
of Dimes WalkAmerica in April.
Plans will be finalized at the April
8th meeting.
Plans are also being made for
the Annual Volunteer Day to be
held on Saturday, April 19th.
National Volunteer Week, spon-
sored by the Points of Light
Foundation, is observed April 13
to 19.


On February 14, Valentine's
Day, seven auxiliary members
(Arnetta Henderson, Wanda
Walker, Ginny Seefeldt, Betty
Rudd, Joan Phillips, Margaret
Barker, and Maxine Robinson,
accompanied by her cousin frqm
New York) took cake, cookies, ice
cream, punch, lotion, flowers and
valentines to the residents at Bay
St. Joseph Care Center.
The auxiliary is always look-
ing for new members. If anyone in
the community is eligible to join
through a husband, father,
grandfather or brother who has
served in a foreign war, please
contact Wanda Walker at 648-
5395 of Ginny Seefeldt at 648-
5303.


The Port St. Joe High School
Class of 1982 will be having a 15-
year get together on Saturday,
July 5th. Everyone is invited to
meet on the beach at Toucan's at
10:00 for a day of fun with the
whole family.
Saturday night they plan to
meet at a local restaurant at 7:00


to eat and fellowship.
No invitations are being sent,
so please tell all your classmates
to call Kip Altstaetter at 1-800-
818-1868 by June 21st so they
will know how many reservations
to make.

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Richards Retires!
Teddy R. (Rudy) Richards retired from Premier Services
Corporation's Port St. Joe plant on March 1, after working over
37 years with the company. Rudy was honored by his fellow
employees with a retirement party on his last day of work,
February 26. Shown above, Rudy (left) is being presented with
his retirement papers by Jim Williams, Operations Manager.


Small Business
Seminar Offered
"Accounting and Recordkeeping
For Small Businesses"
Gulf Coast Community
College's Small Business Develop-
ment Center will offer a seminar.
entitled, "Accounting and
Recordkeeping for Small Busi-
nesses," on- Tuesday, March 25
from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Bay
County Small Business Incubator
in Lynn Haven and on Thursday,
March 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the
Port St Joe/Gulf County Library.
Prospective entrepreneurs
and existing business owners will
learn about the basic require-
ments and appropriate methods
of recordkeeping in a small busi-
ness. Topics will include record-
-keeping-ta;-4reporting i require--.-
ments. employee expenses and
monthly Income statements.
To Sign Up or For More Info...
Reservations may be made for
the Gulf County seminar by pay-
ing a $15.00 registration fee in
advance at the Port St. Joe-Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce.
For additional information call
the Chamber at 227-1223.
Reservations for the Bay
County seminar are made by pay-
ing the fee in advance at the

KIDFEST to be
Held in April
The Early Childhood Services'
Fourth Annual. KIDFEST will be
held Saturday, April 19th from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. (central time) on
the grounds of Gulf Coast
Community College.
This event attracts :over
12,000 children and families each
year. If your organization is inter-
ested in having a children's activ-
ity booth, food booth, vendor
booth, live entertainment, chil-
dren's walk-around characters.
and or would like the opportunity
to volunteer, call Early Childhood
Services, Inc. at (904) 872-7550
or 1-800-768-8316.


Parenting Class
Offered at Clinic
Edwin R. Ailes: Executive
Director of the Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Inc. is pleased to
announce an upcoming presenta-
tion on parenting entitled
"Taming The Cookie Monster."
The course will be given at the
:Wellness Center on the comer of
Fourth Street and Williams
Avenue next to "Waves of Sound."
The scheduled date for the pre-
sentation is Thursday, March 27
from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., eastern
time.
The presentation will focus on
common parenting problems with
toddlers ard pre-K children.
Participation will be encouraged,
and questions from the group will
be answered during and after the
presentation.
The presenter is Laura
Rogers, counselor.at the clinic.
Ms. Rogers has been affiliated
with the King's Ranches of
Alabama, and Southeast Alabama
Medical Center; where she worked
as an OB-GYN/Pediatric Social
worker. She has worked with chil-
dren and families at the Guidance
Clinic for two years.
This presentation is free to
the public. All interested partici-
pants are invited to attend.


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Minnesota Avenue in Lynn
Haven. For more information, call
271-1108 or (800) 542-SBDC
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A $2 million fund raising
campaign to provide advanced
educational opportunities for stu-
dents at? Gulf Coast Community
College was announced Monday;


March 3, at GCCC by President
Bob McSpadden and campaign
Chair Karen Hanes.
The Honors Plaza Endowment
Campaign will be a three-year


effort to raise funds to provide a
continuing source of funds to
support GCCC's instructional
programs, to upgrade and expand
the technology vital to education,


Providing the leadership for GCCC's fund raising campaign to provide educational opportuni-
ties for students is the Steering Committee, pictured near the planned location of GCCC's Circle
of Honor where donors will be recognized. Pictured are (front row, 1 to r) Karen Green Co-Chair Bill
Cramer, Chair Karen Hanes, Co-Chair Jeannette Chapman, and Trish Warriner; (second row, 1 to r)
Jerry Sowell, Jr., Andrew Stein, Tom Neubauer, and Dr. Bob McSpadden, president of GCCC.


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Local Correctional
Officers Training
"Welfare to work" has become
real to local citizens currently
receiving assistance through a
variety of government programs.
With new welfare reform, many
will be required to find work with-
in a short period of time. Also, are
you looking for a job with good
benefits and no worry of "LAY-
OFFS"?
Do you want a good job with
regular hours, good pay, excellent
insurance, non-contributory re-
tirement benefits, 10 paid holi-
days a year, annual and sick leave
and much, much more? How
about this kind ofa job and being
able to work in W ewahitchka?
If thisis what you have been
looking for, and you are willing to
attend training (which will be held
in Wewahitchka or Port St. Joe)
you should contact Ray Jackson
at Gulf Coast Community College.
He can be reached at either. (904)
747-3233 (Monday through
Friday) or 229-2760 (Tuesday and
Thursday afternoons after 1 p.m.,
ET).
Basic Correctional. Officer
Training classes will start in
Wewahitchka on March 24 (days)
and'April 1 (evenings). Scholar-
ships are available to eligible can-
didates through JTPA.:
Gulf Correctional Institution
is opening its West Unit and will
hire 100 certified correctional offi-
cers on Friday, June 13 and an
average of 30 per month every
other month until approximately
250 officers are hired. Salaries for
correctional officers in state insti-
tutions begin at $18,923, plus
benefits. Advancement is also
available in the correctional sys-,
temn.

Town Hall

Meeting Tonight
To provide information and
answer your questions about the
correctional officer positions and
other vacancies at Gulf, a town,
Shall type meeting will be held in
Port St. Joe on March 20, begin-
ning at 7:00 p.m. (ET). The meet-
ing will be held at the, Port St. Joe
Fire Department.
Representatives of Gulf
Correctional Institution, Gulf
Coast Community College anid
JTPA will be present to answer
your questions. The public is
invited to attend.


est will be used each year.
Donors to this new project
will be recognized in the Honors
Plaza near the Wall of Honor.
GCCC is launching the fund rais-
ing campaign as part of the
College's 40th anniversary which
occurs this year.
Campaign Chair Karen Harfes
said, "With the explosion of com-
puter-based technologies and the
vast quantities of information
available to students. it is critical-
ly important for the college to,
keep pace with these advances.
Our increasing needs for funding
come at a time of great decline in
state and federal support of edu-
cation. For these reasons, we are
'launching this campaign.-
GCCC President Bob
McSpadden added, "It is no acci-
dent that Culf Coast Community


College has grown up and suc-
ceeded in this community over
the last 40 years. Our progress is
a result of the continuing involve-
ment and support of the commu-
nity we serve. We are very appre-
ciative of the citizens we have
leading this campaign and of
those who have already stepped
forward to give over $300,000 to.
this important project."
In addition to' Hanes, the
other members of the Honors
Plaza Endowment Campaign
Steering Coinmittee are co-chairs,
Jeannette Chapman and Bill
Cramer, 1997 Foundation
President Andy Stein, Karen
Green. Tom Neubauer, Jerry
Sowell, Jr., and Trish Tapper
Warriner.
For additional information,
call (904) 872-3812.


to increase library holdings, and
to provide professional develop-
ment opportunities for faculty.
and staff.
The announcement was made
on the GCCC campus in the
Honors Plaza near the Wall of
Honor which was built in 1991 to
recognize contributors to the Wall
of Honor campaign. That success-
ful project resulted in over $3.7
million to endow scholarships for
GCCC students from Northwest
Florida. ::
As with the Wall of Honor
Campaign. gifts to the Honors
Plaza Endowment Fund will be
,eligible for matching money from
the stale of Florida. That means a
gift of $12,000, pledged over a
three-year period, can. lead to
$20,000 for the fund. Money
raised will be managed by the
"GCCC Foundation and only inter-

GC Workforce6
"Board Meetings
The Gulf Coast Workforce
Development Board will hold the
following meetings at Gulf Coast
Community College. located at
5230 West U.S. Highway 98 in
Panama, City, in the
4 Administrative Conference Room
on the second floor. of the
Administration Building:
*WAGES Committee Meeting
at 2:00 p.m. (CT) on Thursday,
-March 13;
*One-Stop Committee Meet-
ing at 3:00 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, <
March 18; and
*Ratings Committee Meeting
at 4:30 p.m. (CT) on Monday,
March 24.
The board will also hold a
School-To-Work Committee Meet-
ing on Thursday, March 20 at;:
;1:30 p.m. (CT) at. Bay Distnct
:Schools, Third Floor Conference
Room located at 1311 Balboa
Avenue in Panama City.
All interested parties are
Invited to attend any or all of
these meetings.


For auto, home and life-

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HANNON INSURANCE AGENCY
Phone 227-1133

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PUBLIC NOTICE

The Gulf County Planning/Development Review Board will meet Tuesday, March 25, 1997
at 10:00 a.m., E.S.T., in the Gulf County Commission Meeting Room at the Gulf County
Courthouse Complex to discuss the following:
Agenda: 1) City of Wewahitchka Cemetery
2) Indian Summer Development Final Plat Approval
3) Dalkeith Recreational Final Plat Approval
4) Gulf County Business Park

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on the various issues. Information con-
cerning these items may be obtained from the Planning/Building Director (904) 229-6111.
1tc, March 20, 1997
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Has Customers Nationwide


Consulting Service


A local business, James A.
SCox & Associates, Inc. is servicing
healthcare businesses located all
over the country by computers
from Gulf county. Over five years
ago, Cox Associates relocated
from Tallahassee beginning with
just a couple of employees in a
small office on Long Avenue. Now
due to business expansion and
Gulf County Enterprise Zoning,
Cox Associates has recently
moved to expanded space on Reid
Avenue, employing 27 people.


Firm Offers
Community Two
Standard Services.
Allowing Doctors to
Give Full Attention
To Their Medical
Practice.


Many might wonder what
does Cox Assdciates do? Basical-
ly,: they offer two standard servic-
est One is offering practice man-
agement consulting support to
medical clinics through consulta-
tion services. This gives clinicians
time to focus on providing quality
patient care, leaving the practice
management and financial ad-
ministration issues to, consul-
tants of Cox Associates. Five indi-
viduals are employed in this area,
traveling all, over the country in
support of medical clinics and
hospitals.
SSecondly, healthcare insu-,


rance billing is handled in the
Port St. Joe location for many pri-
vate practitioners and clinics.
There are more than 20 people
handling billing and collection
services for insurance claims.
Outsourcing billing services to a
third party company is advanta-
geous to many practices and
small clinics due to the greater
expertise and training of the staff
of Cox Associates in this highly
technical ared of healthcare reim-
bursement. Many small clinics
lack the technology and expertise
to efficiently bill and collect, caus-
ing problems in, cash flow. Cox
Associates offer full-time staff
who have trained in the latest
computer technology. Cox Asso-
ciates operates in a knowledge-
based industry supporting
healthcare providers.
PROMISING FUTURE
Allen Cox. owner and founder
of James A.. Cox & Associates,
stated their goal over the next six
months is to double the size of
their client base. Currently, the
company is installing the latest
computer software in medical bill-
ing, MEDIC systems, which will
improve the efficiency and pro-
ductivity in small clinics and
practices.
Also, Cox has recently signed
a contract with two national tele-
communication companies so
that most of the clinics serviced
will be on-line: with the billing
process center located here. Their
clients are located as far west as
California, all over the east coast, '
and southern states including
Florida, and are linked to Cox
Associates via computer.
Although Gulf County is ex-
periencing unfortunate lay-offs
and some businesses struggling
for survival, it is refreshing to see
a business succeeding and bene-
fiting our community.


HELP WANTED: Wait Staff for-
all shifts. Please apply in per-
son at Caroline's & Boss
Oyster, Water St.,


In
Me
oi a
who
shdr


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: Vdholleft ,.
behiidb :
manY pre-
cious merr,
ries. The oas
since you left us
iave Deern long and hard., DuI o honor
your memory we braveli go on. Today,
we fornly remember how you loved
r.ir hda\s and celebrated life to the
fullest. We remember how you loved
without restraint and gave of yourself
so willingly. We remember your laugh-
ter, your smile, your gehtfe touch, your
love. You live on in our hearts and the
peace we cling desperately to is your
gentle spirit abiding with us, a most
precious gift from God.
Where our hearts belt. )our hear l
'beats. And one day wnen I cross from
my world into yours, I hope that you'll
-be waiting to take m%. hand.
Happy Birthday. Sweetheart!
We Love You!
Love Forever, Sharon and all Your


Loving Organized Recreation is Important


t ToGrowing Youth, Kiwanis isTold
rt h ut bt' 1 '- : '


The importance of youth rec-
reation was the topic of the talk
Allen Cox gave before a meeting
or the Kiwanis Club Tuesday'."Cox
prefaced his address by pointing
out that there are 1,243 families
in the city of Port St., Joe which
have one or more children.
There are over 2,000 children
in Gulf County between the ages
of 6 to 16. 'These need providing
for with some sort of recreation,"
he said.
, The speaker, pointed to the
importance of organized recrea-
tiorial activities to teach such val-
ues as teamwork, how to play by
the rules, discipline, dedication,
personal values, etc.
'"We need to interest our
youth in making Gulf County,
home, rather than exporting them
to some other county or state,


once they are grown," he said. "I
know there are various opportu-
nities for organized recreation
throughout the city, but all of the
instructors need help; volunteers
to assist them."
Cox, applauded ,the various
churches in the community for
their recreational programs. He
especially recognized the Long Av-
enue Baptist Church's recent Up-
ward Basketball program. "There" .
was a large crowd present for, ai
very instructive program the last,
night; Friday. Over 220 kids were "
involved in this program in this
its initial year," he pointed out.
"Most of the other churches have
effective programs which they
sponsor, also."


'The people of this town pro-
vided for 225 youth to play Dixie
Youth baseball. That's outstand-
ingl Other sports are being orga-
nized such as soccer; football and
basketball leagues.' We owe it to
our youth, as adults; to help with
these organized activities," Cox
pointed out. '
One activity he revealed that
several adults and business ven-
tures were sponsoring was a trip
to FSU's Little League Day. "We've
arranged for transportation and :
admission for every Dixie Youth
member, above the age of T-ball,
to be able to spend the day, April .'
6. in Tallahassee, attending an
FSL baseball game.' Cox said.
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recover, c.arper drwes nd blnds.


Allen Cox stands in front of his consulting and healthcare billing
business located on Reid Avenue.


Local Firm, Cox and Associates Operates Medical


New Optimist Club
Forming In Area
The Optimist Club of Panama
City is in the process oflforming a
new Optimist Club in Port St. Joe
to serve the youth of Port St. Joe,
Port St. Joe Beach and Mexico
Beach.
Optimist International is the
fourth largest service organization
in the world. They have clubs all
over' North America where
approximately 4,200 clubs and
157,000 members make up the
organization. Optimist Interna-
tional is a federation of clubs
which allows each individual club
to develop projects to meet the
needs of their individual commu-
nity.
An Optimist Club is a volun-
tary organization of civic minded
citizens banded together for pro-
gressive thought and action in
community service. Membership
is composed of citizens drawn
.from business, industry, agricul-
ture and the professions.
. Members are motivated by the
:desire to contribute to the com-
munity from which they and their
families draw daily benefits. There
is no greater opportunity for par-
ticipation in community affairs
than in an Optimist Club.
The Optimist motto is "Friend
of Youth". Optimist Clubs exist to
aid and encourage the develop-
ment of youth. 95% of the pro-
jects the clubs do directly involve
their members with kids. OPTI-
MISTS LOVE KIDS. On an aver-
age, every Optimist will effect the
lives of 39 kids.
An information meeting will
be held on Sunday, March 23rd at
3:00 p.m. at Julie's Restaurant in
Port St. Joe. Every interested per-
son is invited to join them for cof-
fee and dessert and learn about
"Optimism".
Go and learn about how you
too can become an Optimist and
make a difference in the lives of


"Purr"ty Special
This black and white female
kitten has a lot of 'purr"sonality
and loves to be held. Please con-
tact Johnnie at the Gulf County
Sheriffs Department (227-1115)
if you'd like to make her part of
your family.


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neighborhood c rnvwni nI loc urrhe, s.ools and the ho;piral. 15 x3l' ]boL.e PORT ST. JOE
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paper central he:, and air Kitchen i.th breakfist aren md ramlv rr.,i n Prc, mi I -
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Raffield Seafood Market


2950 Highway 98


(1 mile west of Tapper Bridge) Port St. Joe

(904) 227-7220


Will reopen .for the Spring/Summer Season this Thursday,

March 20. We will be open each week on Thursday,

Friday, and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.

Fresh Boat Run Shrimp Special



Sound $350


Place Your Order Ahead by Calling 229-8177 after 5:00 p.m.


We will also have Fish, Scallops, Cleaned Blue Crabs and
Other Items Available! Come see us!


the youth in your community. The
president of the North Florida
District of Optimist International
will be present to answer any
questions.
For additional information
contact Frances Graham at 647-
3305 or Joyce Walker at 904-230-
9165.

Found!
Found in the road recently
was a birthday gift in the vicinity
of 16th and 17th on Woodward
Avenue in Port St. Joe. You can
identify and reclaim it at The Star.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAR. 20, 1997 PAGE 9A



County Requesting Lighthouse and Property


The lighthouse keepers'
.dwellings (shown above) have
" e-. :". i,% ,."~ i S been the victim of aging, and
I,' the more recent effects of
S .Hurricane Opal. The lighthouse
itself is shown below at left.


Last January, the Cape San
Bias Lighthouse was dismissed of
its duty of warning Gulf mari-
ners, after 111 years of service.
The U.S. :Coast Guard claims the
shutdown was an operational de-
cision because the light no longer
serves a navigational need. Previ-
ously, in a March '96 issue of The
Star, Herman Jones III discussed
the history, the need for and the
closing of the Cape San Bias
Lighthouse. A contact was given
in the article to voice, concerns
over the shutdown and due to the
limited response to the 'U.S.
Coast Guard, the lighthouse is
still sitting unused and unavaila-
ble at this point.
Gulf County County Commis-
sioners are requesting authoriza-
tion from the U.S. Coast Guard to.
acquire the Cape San Blas Light-
house' and surrounding property
which includes two gatekeeper
homes.
The lighthouse.is standing in
its fourth location, working on its
third tower since it was first con-
structed in 1847. The lightkeep-
ers' homes were rebuilt in 1905.
There iwas a keeper's house that
previously burnt down during an
attack by Confederate troops.
VALUE OF OLD LIGHT
The value of the lighthouse
' and lightkeepers' dwellings is
part of local history and the plans
are to preserve the historical im-


Florida Gets "H.I.P."


For Its Bird Hunters


Migratory game bird hunters
in Florida are getting "H.I.P."
soon. That's a new federal pro-
gram to gather more accurate
information about the numbers
and species of migratory game
birds hunters take.
H.I.P. (Harvest Information
Program) will start with a brief
questionnaire migratory game
bird hunters will fill out on their
1997 hunting license applica-
tions. Hunters must filllout the
questionnaire in order for their
licenses to be, valid for hunting
migratory game birds.
Later, some hunters will
receive a survey from the U. S.
Fish and Wildlife Service, asking
Sfor, details, about the migratory.
game birds they take during the-_
hunting season.
Florida's migratory game
birds include doves, ducks, coots,
woodcock, gallinules and snipe.
Nick Wiley, the Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission's
small game coordinator, said
sportsmen will benefit from H.I.P.
in that it will enable wildlife agen-
cies to set season dates and bag
limits at the most generous levels
possible, because officials will be
working with more accurate fig-
ures than everbefore.
Another benefit of the H.I.P.
system, Wiley said, is it will afford
wildlife managers a more' defensi-
ble legal position when facing
court challenges regarding hunt-
ing seasons.
"Information from H.I.P will
help preserve hunting and justify
it as a valuable wildlife manage-
ment tool during future litiga-
tion;" Wiley said.
Hunters who have a lifetime


or 5-year license should contact
their county tax collector's office
or the GFC's licensing staff at
(904) 488-3641 for a H.I.P ques-
tionnaire. Others, who want to
hunt migratory game birds
should fill out the questionnaire
.and turn it in when they purchase
their hunting license.
Exemptions to the H.I.P.
requirement include migratory
game bird hunters who are: under
16 years old, 65 years old or older,
military personnel home on leave,
hunting in their county of resi-
, dence on. their own homestead or
the homestead of their spouse or
minor child, children hunting on
the homestead of their parents, or
certified totally and permanently
disabled.'--



Fla. Farm Facts
Tomatoes are Florida's lead-
ing vegetable crop, accounting for
31 percent of the value of all
Florida vegetables in 1995.
Florida also ranks No. 1 national-
ly in the sale of tomatoes with a
25 percent share of the value of
all tomatoes, and a 48 percent
share of fresh tomatoes.


Now Open
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Office: 647-3665,
Home: 647-5106


portance to the area.
Recently, possession of the
lighthouse and the surrounding
land has been addressed by the
Gulf County Commissioners after
initial request from members of
the Historical Society. The Histor-
ical Society has been concerned
with the future of this landmark
for sometime and they were led
by the U.S. CoIst Guard to pur-
sue possession of this area
through a county agency.
After receiving letters -from
the Historical Society and Her-
man Jones II offering support and
information, the commissioners
have now sent a request to the
U.S. Coast Guard to acquire the
Cape San Bias Lighthouse and
surrounding property. In addi-
tion, Congressman Allen Boyd is
assisting the county by working
with the commissioners and gov-
ernmental contacts to preserve
Gulf county's interest in this
area.
It has been speculated that


Eglin Air Force Base is also inter-
ested in acquiring the lighthouse
and surrounding land. No answer
had been received by the commis-
sioners from the U.S. Coast
Guard as to the decision of the
future of the property that the
lighthouse and two lightkeepers'
residences rest upon.















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123 Water Street
ROSIE Apalachicola
Special Spring Fling
Weekend Menu
2-5
Melon Soup, Vegetable or
Chicken Pita Sa7ndwich,
SGazpacho, WestIndies
Salad. Of course,
Spring Fling Weekend Apalachicola Bay Oysters
March 21-23 shucked to order


Music on the Roost
Friday Night, March 21 "Too High String Band", 7 till 11
Sunday Afternoon, March 23
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appraisal or rent with option to buy. For information
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Join Our Next
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that you need to fish with.
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NOTICE


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


DRY SKIN WOES
Dry skin can be especially trou-
blesome when it affects the feet. It is
one of the most common complaints
that bring people to the podiatrist.
There are several foot conditions
that are known collectively as dry
skin. Their symptoms may range
from itchy, scaling skin to discomfort
in walking, calluses of the heel, and
skin cracks that sometimes are so
severe they bleed. Dry skin occurs in
adults of all ages, but is very com-
mon among the elderly.
When foot dryness first becomes
apparent and snm-rploms are mild.
iany people tend to Ign;rir? the prob.
lem. As t e ( ,,nditln w.rsicn. snome


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the condition as part of aging, but
there's no need to. If you have any
of the symptoms of dry skin, visit
the podiatrist for diagnosis, treat-
ment and instructions or proper
followrup.care at home.

Presented in the interest
of better foot care by:
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- BEACH RESIDENTS! !!


Commissioner Tommy Knox will be present at a town hall meeting at
the St. Joe Beach Fire Station, Thursday, March 27th, at 6:30 p.m.,
E.S.T. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss various issues that
are related to the beach community, as-well as the county. Anyone
with questions concerning the community is encouraged to attend.

Also, town hall meetings are planned for Highland View and White
City within the next two (2) months. Specific dates and time will be
advertised at a later date. tc, March 20,.1997
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PAGE 10A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAR. 20, 1997

Wewa Places 11 Students at Chipola


Science Fair; Set New School Record


Students representing WeiWa-
hitchka High School set a school
record by winning 20 awards, 11
of which placed in the top three of
their category. They also won one
overall award and two qualified
for the State Science Fair, Charlie
Cole and Amanda Davis.
The students winning awards
were as follows.
Stevie 'Price-first place,
botany, senior division.
Bradly Shavers-second
place, math, junior division; U.S.
Army Award. for Scientific
Excellence.
Jessica Cole-second place,.
behavioral and social, senior divi-
sion.
Charlie Cole--second place,
engineering, senior division; third,
place, U.S. Air Force Award; Best
Environmental or. Recycling
Project; U.S. Army Award for
Scientific Excellence: U.S.
Navy/Marine Corps Distin-
guished Achievement Award; sec-
ond runner-up trophy for. overall
grand prize; and qualified for
State Science Fair.
Amanda Davis--second place.
medicine and health, senior divi-
sion; and qualified for State
Science Fair.
Andrew Davis-second place,
botany, senior division.
Jeremy Cain-second place,
physics, junior division.
Jamie Cain-second place,


WHS Science
Fair Reps
Students represent-
ing Wewa High
School at the
Regional Science
Fair held at Chipola L &
Jr. College on
February 27 and 28.
In front row (1 to r) i
are Jack Husband,
Judith Birmingham,i L
Charlie Cole, Stevie
Price, Andrew
Davis, Amanda
Davis, Bradley
Shavers and Jeremy, "'-
Suber. In back row (1
to r) are Jamie .'-
Cain, Grant
Marshall, Jessica
Cole, Stephanie
Kramer, Gregory
Barnett, Jeremy
Cain, and Don Rich I
(teacher/sponsor).
Earth and space, junior division;
American Meteorological Society
Certificate.
Jeremy Suber-third place,
microbiology, junior division.
Jack Husband-third place,
botany, senior division; North
Florida Research and Educational
Center plaque; U.S. Army Award
for Scientific Excellence; Yale
Science and Engineering
Association certificate and medal-
lion.


Child Care in FL
The second meeting of the
Community Child ,Care Partner-
ship Task Force convened' at Ear-
ly Childhood Services, Inc.
Funds for the child care pur-
chasing pools may come from any
.source. Employers, local govern-
ments city and county), church-
es, foundations, individuals, and
any interested party. The child
care partnership will help local


communities share the cost of
child care for low-income employ-
ees. This program will serve work-
ing poor families in Bay, Frank-
lin, Gulf, Calhoun, Jackson,
Washington, and Holmes
counties. To pledge or commit
funds to the child care purchas-
ing pools, please call Cherry Jo-
chum at (903) 872-7550. Flexible
and creative financing will be
considered.


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Elementary kindergarten. Susie Hatcher spearheaded the project,
with donations by various businesses. Donating the poles was Florida
Coast, with the concrete donated by St. Joe Hardware, and a goal by
Walmart, and Larry Hatcher. Five Florida Coast employees, Ray
Jolley, Ralph Knight, Brady Jordan, Stacy Price and Hatcher all
donated their labor for the project.
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" Fla. Flathead Catfish Tourney


Sports fishermen from all
over the Southeast are challenged
to break a state record and help
save sports fishing on the historic
Apalachicola River.
The Second Annual "Big River
Roundup" Florida Championship
Flathead Catfish Tournament will
get underway on Friday. May 9 at
4 p.m. (CT) on the Apalachicola
River in Blountstown. The 24-


hour event is sponsored by the
Blountstown Rotary Club.
"The flathead catfish originat-
ed in the Mississippi River and
was introduced in South
Georgia's Flint River In the 1930s
by sports fishermen." says Rotary
President and Tournament
Director Jim Whaley. "Recently.
the flathead (whose favorite feast
is bream) became a concern of the


Florida Came and Fish Commis-
sion (GFC)." Whaley adds.
After nearly wiping out the
bullnose catfish and threatening
other native sports fish. the flat-
head migrated down river and
reached the dam at Chattahoo-
chee. Just nine years ago. the
flathead migrated past the dam
and into the Apalachicola River.
Because of the Flathead's esU-


Been Cattin'Around
Bill Barlow [left] and Troy Simmons
[right], caught this fine mess of catfish last
Thursday afternoon. They're both m-i-i-i-
ghty secretive about their catch. They
wouldn't say how much they weighed, nor


where they caught them. They wouldn't
even clarify the question, "Did you buy
them?" It's anybody's guess as to which of
the anglers got the opportunity to clean
them! But both of them shared in the brag-
ging rights' around the coffee table at Lin-
da's Restaurant afterwards.


, ..

Hundreds of children were involved in the annual day of baseball and softball at the recreational com-
plex on Tenth Street this past Saturday. Shown above are players in the minor league as a runner
attempts to beat out the throw to first.


mated five-pound-a-day bream
habit, the Florida CFC is certain-
ly very enthusiastic about the
flathead tournament which will
help control the number of flat-
heads in the Apalachicola River.
Thousands of dollars in cash
and prizes will be awarded to win-


ners in various categories ranging
from the largest fish to the small-
est catch of the day. The individ-
ual that breaks the state record
will receive a boat, motor, and,
trailer valued at approximately
$8,000. The largest catch of the
day will receive $500 cash.


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be held prior to the tournament
beginning at -2 p.m. on Friday,
May 9. Entry fees have been set at
$40 per person including bait (10
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NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9697-16
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive sealed bids from any person. company,
\0 or ci-rpou..ni ioteiesled 11, pFliuiiIg the County
)with the following goods/services:
ITEM #1: 2.800 steel T" fence posts. 1.25
lbs/ft. 6-foot length; '
ITEM #2: 330 rolls of wood slat sand
fencing, 504foot rolls, 4-foot high
**Bid price Includes delivery
Further Information may be obtained from the Gulf
County Solid Waste Department, 1001 Tenth
Street, Port St. Joe Florida 32456. Phone: (904)
227-3696, Fax: (904) 227-1185.
Delivery date must be specified, liquidated dam-
ages for failure to deliver the unit on the specified
S ddate will be $25.00 per day.
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and what the
bid Is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 o'clock P.M..
Eastern Time, on April 1997, at the Office of the
Clerk of the Circuit Court. Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street, Room 148. Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: Nathan Peters. Jr.
CHAIRMAN
2tc: March 20 and 27, 1997..
ACCEPTING BIDS
The City of Wewahitchka will accept sealed bids on
a ten (10) passenger van until 4:00 p.m. on March
24. 1997.
Specifications may be picked up from the City
Clerk at City Hall. Bids must be sealed and marked
S"Bids for Van".
Itc, March 20. 1997.
NOTICE OF REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION
Notice is hereby given that the City of Port St Joe's
primary election will be held Tuesday. May 13.
1997, in the Fire Statilon Polls open at 7:00 A.M.,
EDT, and close.at 7:00'P.M., EDT.
Registration Books are no* open at the Office of
Cora Sue Robinson. Gulf County Supervisor of
Elections, and will remain open throilghi Apil i ';
1997.
"Candidate Qualifying Period" begins April 16,
1997 at 12:00 noon and ends Aprll.:23, 1997 at
12':00 noon for persons Wishing to file as candi-
dates for the following offices:
MAYOR-COMMISSIONER
COMMISSIONER, GROUP1I
COMMISSIONER. GROUP II
Filing forms are available-in the Supervisor of
Elections Office, Gulf County Courthouse.
Absentee Ballots may be requested following the
Candidate Qualification Deadline (April 24; 1997).
If there is a Run-Off Election, Absentee Ballots may
be requested by May 15. 1997.. Completed
Absentee Ballots must be received- in the
Supervisor of Elections' Office by 7:00 P.M., EDT,
the day of election.
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
Pauline Pendarvis
City Auditor-Clerk
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Itc, March 20, '1997.


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The Port St. Joe and
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business partners will be hosting
the Swamp Shooters for two
evenings of basketball and family
fun on Friday and Saturday.
March 21 and 22 in the schools'
coliseums.
The Swamp Shooters are
made up of nine former University
of Florida Gator grid sLtrs cur-
rently in the professional ranks;
plus all the seniors Iroin the
1996-97 National Championship
squad. Players who have con-
firmed to be here include: Errict
Rhett of the Tampa Bay Bucs,
Willis Jackson -of 'the Jaguars,


PSJ Baseball
PSJ 9, CHIPLEY 7
The Port St. Joe Sharks trav-
-eled to Chipley Friday afternoon
to defeat the Tigers in a close
match, 9-7.
The Sharks tied up the game
5-5 in the top of the fourth in-
ning, after trailing by one. Then
Chipley's pitcher had his second
homerun of the game and Chipley
took the lead once again.
In the top of the sixth inning,
the Port St. Joe Sharks battled
back. Wayne Summers had a
two-run homer and Brian Jen-
'kins hit a solo homerun to take
the final lead.


A special youth day is being
sponsored by the FSU Seminoles,
especially for those who play
youth baseball. This activity is
being sponsored locally by the
Gulf Coast Seminole Booster
Club, the Rotary Club and Port
St. Joe Dixie Youth Baseball.
Participants in youth base-
ball should wear their team jersey
to get in -the game free. Chape-
rone tickets are $2.00. Buses will
be leaving Frank -Pate Park at
10:00 a.m. and returning around
6:30 p.m., Sunday, April 6.
Lunch will be provided.
The youth will have the op-
portunity to attend a game be-
tween the FSU Seminoles and the
Clemson Tigers played in Dick
Howser Stadium.,
For youth desiring further di-
rections and permission slips,
they should see their individual
Dixie Youth League coach or, ob-
tain further directions by calling
Janis Tankersley. at 227-7559 be-
tween the hours. of 9-5.

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Permission slips must be
turned in by Tuesday, March' 2.

Pistol Matches
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
two separate pistol matches re-
quiring centerfire handguns on
Saturday, March 22. All shooters
need to be at the range by 8:30
a.m. to sign up and set up for the
matches. The police pistol combat
match will start at 9:00 and con-
sist of 60 rounds fired at seven,
25, and 50 yards. After the con-
clusion of the PPC match, a bull-
seye match consisting of 60
rounds 'will be fired at bullseye
targets at 25 and 15 yards from
the shooter. No trophies will be
awarded for the first series of
matches. All handgun shooters
are invited to come and shoot in
all of the 'matches. You do not
have to be a member to partici-
pate.
On Saturday, March 15, the
rifle club held their first .22 rim-
fire matches in several years. The
first match was rimfire BR-50
match and consisted of 50 shots
fired from a benchrest at bullseye
targets set up at 50 yards. John
Fadio managed to shoot the high-
est score among the six shooters.
Thesecond match was a small-
bore metallic silhouette match
and consisted of 40 shots at steel
targets set at 40 to 100 meters.
Bud Pridgeon, shooting a bor-
rowed rifle, knocked down the
most targets among the seven
shooters in this match. All the
competitors enjoyed shooting the
matches and invited all the .22 ri-
fle fans to come out and shoot in
future matches. For more infor-
mation about the club's-shooting
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Shortstop Ryan Yeager makqs.
a play for the Sharks against
Chipley.
Cameron Likely led the
Sharks, batting 3-4. Summers
and Ryan Yeager had two hits
each While Charlie Lanford and
Jarred Patterson each had ahit. ,
Russell Young started out on
the mound and he was relieved
by Yeager in the fifth inning.
PSJ 301 1040 -9 74
CHIPLEY 410 0110 -7 11 1
PSJ 10, MONTICELLO 4
The Port St. Joe Sharks trav-
elled the distance to defeat Monti-
cello, 10-4.
Wayne Summers (2-0) started
on the mound; striking out six
and giving up six hits. Ryan Yeag-
er pitched the last inning, strik-
ing out one.


Chris Doering and Kerwin Bell of
the Colts. An additional four or
five players will be involved the
events at both Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka.
Each night three spectators
Swill be selected to participate in a
shooting contest at halftime, the
grand prize is a 1997 automobile.
Other drawings will be held for
the Swamp Shooters warmups.
Autographs will be signed by the
Swamp Shooters at the games'
end.
Friday Night In The "Dome"
Bring the whole family Friday
night at 8:00 p.m., E.S.T., to see
present and former State
:, "Chainpionship Sharks play the


Cameron Likely, Brian Jen-
kins and Yeager all went two for
four. Yeager led RBIs with four.
Jesse Colbert, Wayne Summers,
Charlie Lanford and James Dan-
iels all had one hit.
PSJ 223 002 1-10 10 1
MONT. 000 220 0- 4 7 7
PSJ Softball
PORT ST. JOE 27, BAY HIGH 3
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
defeated Bay High on home turf
Friday evening, 27-3. The Lady
Sharks had a total of 18 hits,
committing three errors.
The Lady Sharks were hot
with the bat. Three Sharks fired
in-the-park homeruns, Sam Am-
brose, Jolyn Parker and Emily
Thompson. Ambrose led with a
total of four hits. Gena Johnson
had three hits, and Parker,
Thompson and Nicole Royster
each had two hits.
Johnson pitched all five in-
nings for the Lady Sharks.
PSJ 21, MONTICELLO 5
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
travelled Thursday to defeat Mon-
ticello, 21-5. The Lady Sharks
scored the 21 runs off of 19 hits,
with a total of three defensive er-
rors.
Gena Johnson started out
pitching for the Lady Sharks and
Katie Kilbourn finished the game.
Nicole Royster hit a homerun.
Jolyn, Parker went 2-3, with a
double and a triple. Linsey Wil-
liams batted 3-5 and Johnson
was 2-3 with 2 RBI.
Wewa Baseball
WEWA 8, GRACEVILLE 5
Wewahitchka Gators won in
enemy territory last Thursday
evening to Graceville.
Ike Mincy (2-2) pitched and
claimed the victory for the Ga-
tors, striking out eight and giving
up only one earned run to Grace-
ville.
e In the top of the fifth inning.
with the game tied 4-4, Gator
Brandon Jones had a three-run
homer to put Wewahitchka on


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Swamp Shooters and hear the
"Stay in School & Stay Away From
Drugs" message.
Tickets to Friday night's event
in Port St. Joe are $5 and are on
sale at the high school office,
Buzzett's and Campbell's Drugs.
The following local businesses
are. providing financial support to
bring the Swamp Shooters to Port
St, Joe High School: Billy Carr
Chevrolet, Citizens Federal
Savings Bank, Piggly Wiggly,
Apalachicola Northern Railroad,
First Union Bank, David and
Trish Warriner, Judge Bob Moore,
Buzzett's Drug Store, Indian Pass
Raw Bar, and Costin & Costin.
Call Chuck Gannon at 229-8252


top 7-4. Jones also had a double
in the seventh inning, totaling
four RBIs and two hits.
Lee Linton went 4-4, Kelly
Forehand and Ed Sumner each
had two hits.
WEWA 130 030 1---8 14 5
GRACE 001 3010--5 8 2
WEWA 12, ALTHA 4
Wewahitchka Gators won in
Hungry Howies Day of baseball,
defeating Altha 12-4. Altha led
the ball game until the fourth in-
ning.
Josh Baxley (1-1) pitched a
four-hitter with ten strike outs
and only three walks. Baxley also
led the hitting attack with a dou-
ble, two singles and three RBI.
Ed Sumner had three singles
and Ike Mincy had two. Seventh
grader Blake Rish had a two run
single and Champ Traylor had a
two run double.
WEWA 100 326 X---12 13 3
ALTHA 300 100 0- 4 43
WEWA 6, PONCE DE LEON 0
WEWA 4, PONCE DE LEON 3
The Wewahitchka Gators de-
feated Ponce De Leon twice in a
double header Monday night. The
Gators have won their seventh
straight game.
SIn the first game (6-0), Fore-
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or 227-1387 if you are interested
in contributing.
Saturday is "Gator" Night
Everyone is also invited come ;
out to Wewahitchka High School
Saturday at 7:00 p.m., C.S.T., to
see and hear the Swamp e
Shooters.
These local businesses are
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Wewahitchka: Taunton Family
Children's Home, Wewahitchka
State Bank, Judge Bob Moore,
Clerk of Court Benny Lister, El
Governor, NAPA Gold Hat, and I
Comforter Funeral Home.
In Wewahitchka, tickets may
be purchased in the high school
office for '$5 or at the door on
Saturday for $6.. Call Johnny'
Taunton at 639-5971 if you are
interested in contributing.


first start and hit a two run
homer. Josh Baxley went three
for three with a solo homerun.
In the second game, Baxley
(2-1), was the victorious pitcher
and had a single with a RBI. Ed
Sumner also had a single and a
RBI.

Wewa Softball
WEWAHITCHKA 17, ALTHA 3
The Wewahitchka Lady Ga-
tors (9-0) defeated Altha in a five
inning game, 17-3.
Thelmia Bryant (7-0) pitched
Sand only gave up four hits.
The Lady Gators had a total
of sixteen hits. Leading the
squad, Aimee Pridgon went three
for four. Kristin Jones and Aman-
da Davis each had two hits, Davis
had three RBI.
WEWA 361 34--17 16 0
CHIPLEY 003 00-- 3 45
WEWA 7, LIBERTY CO. 3
,The Wewahitchka Lady Ga-
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remain undefeated winning their
third district game against Liber-
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Sophomore Thelma :Bryant
claims her eighth victory, striking
out 12 and only allowing eight
hits. Bryant also had a single
that drove in two runs.
Diana Tauton had two hits
and two RBI.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAR. 20, 1997 PAGE 1B


Condition of Bay Scallop Population Said "Good"

,Two "Scallop Experts" Tell St. Joe Bay Committee All They Need to ,now About Popular Mollusks


Scallops were the subject of
the latest session of the St. Joe
Bay Committee meeting last
Thursday morning. Particularly,
the condition and the prospects
for the continued presence of the
popular' animals in St. Joseph
Bay.
Two experts-one from the
Florida Marine Research Institute
and one from the Florida Marine'
Commission-gave their 'educat-
ed opinion' about the condition of
the scallop population in Florida;
St. Joseph Bay in particular.
'Dr. William S. Arnold, with
the Florida Marine Research In-
stitute, did tell the group that the
harvest of scallops by week end
gatherers did away with less than
10% of the scallop population.
"However," he said, "People pres-.
sure on the species is the only
one we can do anything about.
We can't control natural preda-
tors or destruction by forces of
nature."
RED TIDE GETS 'EM
Dr. Arnold said ,that 'Red
Tide' conditions around Anclote
Key had destroyed that popula-
tion, "and they're not being reju-
s venated," he remarked.
Although they disappeared
from Tampa Bay before his de-
partment started monitoring scal-
lops, he said he, knew enough
about the species and what does
them in, and enough about the
changes man had made to Tampa
Bay to know that dredge and fill
operations and the construction
of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge
had killed.the population there.
"I suspect that the destruc-
tion of Tampa Bay plays a large
part in the'failure of bays further
south to rejuvenate, once they
were damaged from natural caus-
es. I suspect T'ampa Bay was the
natural 'seeding' point from
which the other bays were rejuve-
nated by floating spat," he told
the audience.
Dr. Arnold said his agency
does an actual on-site survey in
which they count the scallop pop-
ulations iri four sites in Florida
twice a year. They survey St. Jo-
seph Bay, Steinhatchee, Anclote
and Homosassa at the beginning
and ending of the natural life cy-
:'cle of the animals each year.
"Only Steinhatchee and St. Jo-
seph Bay has what we term an
adequate population olf scallops
in Florida," he said.
The marine biologist pointed
oitt that scallops live for only a ..
year. "They die off after they
, breed, beginning about October.
"Scallops have many natural
enemies," the speaker said. "A
herd of blue crabs will demolish a
bed of scallops," he said. "Stone
crabs attack them, too. But, a
stone crab will just kill off three
or four, for food, while the blue
crab just destroys them, appar-
ently, for the fun of it."
Dr. Arnold said the scallop
population in the bay seems to be
healthy. 'They. have disappeared
from natural causes before, such
as the fairly recent red tide, but
have come back strong. This isn't
happening in Anclote and Homo-
sassa."
'You have what we term, an
abundant population of scallops
in St. Joseph Bay," the speaker
said. "if they begin to show signs
of diminishing, we'll send up a
danger flag in a hurry."
SEASON'S EXPLAINED
The second speaker on the
agenda, William H. Tehan, of the
Florida Marine Commission staff, :
explained the rationale behind
the short seasons for scallops
and explained why the particular
-weeks were selected.
SThe present season .was es-
tablished in 1995,' and, if nobody
files an objection, the season will
be lengthened by the first 10 days

License/Vehicle
Inspections Set
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting inspection
checkpoints during the week of
March 21 through 27 on CR-274:
near the Chipola River, on SR-71
near CR-382, and on SR-71 near
SR-22.
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi- i
cles operated with defects such as
bad brakes, worn tires and defec-
tive lighting equipment. In addi-
tion, attention will be directed to
drivers who would violate the dri-
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in September this year.
Tehan said the season was
lengthened at the request of the
Gulf County Commission, but not
by the full month of September
which the commission had re-
quested. "Scallops begin spawn-
ing the last of September in
Steinhatchee; earlier than they do
in St. Joe Bay. But since the sea-
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form for regulation reasons, the
season extension request of the
county,wasicut," he stated.
'We didn't want the pressure
of harvesting to interfere with the
breeding season," Tehan said. "If
we find out that this extra 10
days of harvest shows depletion
of the resource, we will have to
cut It back." he continued. "We're
hoping this extra 10 days will not


adversely affect the population of
scallops."
.; Tehan explained that the
hearing process Is completed,
with the exception of a final hear-
ing for rebuttal if the Commission
receives any objections to their
decision.
As their decision stands now.
it is to allow the season to be ex-
tended through the first 10 days


in September. If objections are re-
ceived the Commission cannot
consider the matter again until it
would be too late to implement
the longer season this year.
The law requires so much
time between implementation
steps that there would not be
enough time to get the matter ap-
proved by the Florida Cabinet-a
necessity-by the time the season


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Recognized by President Clinton
In October 1996 Mrs. Clements' first grade class at Port St. joe Elementary School studied
American government and political rights and responsibilities. As part of this unit, the class held
a mock presidential election. When the results were tabulated it was found that Bill Clinton had
been re-elected as president. The class dictated a letter to Haley Woods, the class commissioner,
congratulating Mr. Clinton on his classroom victory. The students were delighted when he respond-
ed with a letter and a presidential picture for the classroom.
Seated in front, from left, are Francie Burgess and Haley Wood; second row, Adam List, James
Cawthron, Samantha Fenaes, Justin Mullins, Britton Brown, and Khiry Ross; third row Ramon
Beard, Jared Lucas, Justin Downum, Jackie Strayer, and Matthew Rich. Standing, from left, are
Adrian Lewis, Celeste Bryant, Timothy Maestri, Chazten Byrd, Victoria Layfield, Jordan Fletcher,
Carl Beard, Jr., and Mrs. Clements.

Bul o Five Qualify for

S Bulldog New Florida Academic
Saog ews Scholars at WHS


Port St. Joe Elementary School


and writing and essay contests to
begin on Monday, March 24 and
end March 28. The winners in
each category will appear on the
Port St Joe Elementary School
Good Morning Show during
Career Week.
Kindergarten Registration
Registration for kindergarten
at Port St. Joe Elementary School
will be 'held on Friday, April 25
from 8:30 to 1:00. If your child
plans to attend Port St. Joe
Elementary School, please bring:
your child, a copy of their birth
certificate, a copy of their social
security number, proof of a phys-
ical (since August 12, 1996), and
proof of immunization.
If you need more information,
please contact Jane Thompson at
the Gulf County Health Depart-
ment at 227-1276 or Cindy Belin
at Port St. Joe Elementary School
at 227-1221.
PORT ST. JOE NEWSHOUNDS
Lately on our Good Morning
Show, the Bulldog numbers have
been either two 500 numbers or
two 600 numbers. Some students
think that the sixth grade and the
fifth grade should each have their
own buckets. Then, when it is
time for the numbers to be drawn,
the newscaster will draw one 500
and one 600 number. Then, it will
be fair.
To figure out if the other stu-
dents felt the same way I did, I
sent out a survey to all fifth and
sixth grade students. Out of-106
surveys, 102 people said yes to
separate buckets, three said no,
and one had no opinion.
Hopefully, in this case majority
rules. Please give us separate
buckets!


Students Of The Week
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week" .
Matthew Kallman, Brittany
Whitfield, Brittany Miller, Amy
Kennedy, Teresa Bailey, Victor
Evans, Julia Comforter, and
Shtavia Franklin.
Sixth Grade Field Trip
A tour of the station and its
facilities was conducted by Coast
Guard personnel. The tour
included the main station, com-
munication room, mess hall and
recreation area (rec deck). The
tour also included going aboard a
41 foot patrol boat, which is the
primary search and rescue vessel
used by the station on board the
patrol boat. Students got to go in
the helm station and below decks
to the engine room. Here they also
had direct contact with the per-
sonnel who man this vessel.
Unfortunately, a Coast Guard
cutter was not in port, but maybe
next time. The trip was arranged
by Flotilla 16, Mexico Beach
Detachment of the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary.
Report Cards
Report cards will be sent
home on Monday, March 24. If
you would like to schedule a par-
ent/teacher conference, please
call 227-1221.
Career Week.
Our fourth annual Career
Week will take place May 5-9.
During Career Week parents and
community people will be invited
to come and talk to our students
about their Job and the training or
education required for their job.
To kick-off Career Week, we
will be having coloring, coloring


Wewahitchka High School is
proud to announce that for the
first time ever, five WHS seniors
have earned the designation of
"Florida Academic Scholars" and
will be eligible to receive the State
of Florida Academic Scholarship.
Judith Birmingham, Amanda
Davis, Carina Patterson, Adam
Taunton, and Charlie Cole have
completed the requirements need-
ed for the nominations. Students
must complete a rigorous set of
academic and community service
standards to qualify for .this
honor.
Principal Larry Mathes stat-
ed, "We have had .individuals
qualify, and some years more
than one-but for five from one
senior class to-qualify from a
class of 52 is a real tribute to the
students, their class and their
teachers, as well as a consider-
able honor for Wewahitchka High
School and the Gulf County
School System."


Selling Videos of
the Champions!
Video tapes of the Port St. Joe
championship basketball game
against Tampa Prep may be pur-
chases from the Port St. Joe High
School TV Production Class.
The video is an exclusive,view
of the game from the sidelines as
seen by WPSJ Shark Talk. The
cost of the video is $10.00. Make
all checks payable to Port St. Joe
High School TV Production Class.
To place orders, write or call
Port St. Joe High School, 100
Shark Drive, Port St. Joe, FL
32456, (904) 229-8251.


By: Tanya Varnum
"STUDENT OF THE WEEK"
This week's "Students of the
Week" are Natalie Burge for the
seventh grade and Leslie White
for the eighth grade. Congratu-
lations to both of you!
SOFTBALL
Congratulations to the middle
school softball team for defeating
Marianna on Tuesday, March 11
with a score of 18-1. They played
a double header on Thursday,.
March 13 against Carrabelle, and
won the first game with a score of
14-3. The second game was a loss
17-12.
GO LADY SHARKS
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
MARCH
20 Softball-Carrabelle-4:00
25 Softball-Home-4:00
26 Track Meet-Liberty Co.-3:30 -
27 Softball-Wewa-4:30
28-April 4 Spring Break
HAVE A GREAT WEEK!


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FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
By: Chris A. Early
REPORT CARDS
Report cards will be issued to
all students on Monday, March.
24. Parents, please review these
reports with your children. If you
have any questions, please give
me a call at 227-3211.
EARLY DISMISSAL
All schools will be dismissed
early on Friday, March 28 due to
spring holidays. Below you will
find a schedule for dismissal.


Wewahitchka

Elementary

News...
By Linda Whitfield


Media Specialist Chose Joni
Grice as "Student of the Week"
Joni Grice, the 10-year-old
fifth grade daughter of John and
Tammy Grice, was chosen to be
the "Student of the Week" by
.. Media Specialist Karen Minger.
::3 Joni likes to play softball, go
swimming, and horseback riding.
When she grows up, she would
like to be a teacher because she
loves little kids.
She likes to play with Kristal
Travis and some of her favorites
are: TV show, "Saved By The
*Bell"; color, blue; and song,
"Water Falls". Joni is in Lori
Price's homeroom. She has a sis-
ter named Brook.:
Mrs. Minger says this about
Joni, "Joni is a very sweet and
nice young lady. She is always
wanting to help in the library. We
enjoy ,having Joni in the Media
Center'because she is always so
helpful." Joni will receive a free
Pizza from P. J.'s Restaurant and
Pizza Kitchen. Congratulations! 1
Fledgling Gardeners
If you've driven by WES lately,
you, may .have noticed some
botanical action going on. You
might hafiveseen WES secretary
Claudice Baxley hoeing, teachers
Joe Walker and Esther Taunton
weeding, arin supervising flower
placement.
Principal David Bidwell is
now perusing seed catalogues in
his spare time. Students have,
also been a big part of the beauti-
fication. Maintenance workers;
Mr. Causey Mr. Carter, and Mr.'
Nowell have lent their expertise


too. Now we'll see whose job it is
to pull the weeds!
Troll Book Fair
The library is full of interest-
ing books. All week long, the


'96-'97


Shark 7
By: Carrie Davic
Congratulations to Coach
Eppinette for being selected to
receive the Section Three
Distinguished Service Award
for boys basketball. Section
Three includes
Tennessee, North
Carolina, Florida,
Georgia, Louis-
iana, Mississippi;
South Carolina,
and Alabama.
Coach Eppinette
will represent all
the coaches in
these states. Way
to go, Coach Epp!
Kudos to the weightlifting
team. They placed fourth out of
seven teams at the Big Bend


Highland View Elem 11:35
NPSJ Elem ........ 11:35
PSJElem .......... 11:40
PSJ Middle ........ 11:50
PSJ High ... .. .. 12:00
NEW STUDENT DROP-OFF/
PICK-UP DRIVE
Above you will find a drawing
of the student drive presently
under construction at Port St. Joe
Middle School. Hopefully, by the
time we return from spring break
(possibly even sooner) this drive
will be completed. Further infor-
mation will be forthcoming.

school will be doing some fun
things with books. Here are a few:
Monday-"Hats off to
Reading", teachers and students
wear hats;
Tuesday-"D.E.A.R." (Drop
Everything and Read);
Wednesday-Wear; 'a shirt
everyone can read (Nice things
only);
Thursday-"D.E.A.R." also;
Friday-Book Character
Parade; March Around the Media
Center.
Kindergarten Play
Friday, March 21, is the play,
"Nanny Goats Gruff". The perfor-
mance times are 8:30 and. again
,at 9:0,0. It's cutel Parents. please
do hot sit on the first couple of
rows. Little bitty ones need to sit
there. Thanks.


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Invitational at Rickards on
Saturday. Keep it up guys!
The Lady Sharks have had
a powerful season, so far. Last
week they defeated
Blountstown 12-6
and Monticello 21-
5. Go Lady Sharks!
The varsity golf
team placed second
' P in a five-team meet
Wednesday, March
12th. Kristian
Richbourg and
Jason Shoaf were
low medalists.
Seniors-now is the time to
start your countdown to gradu-
ation!


From the Principal of

Wewahitchka


High School

by Larry AMathes


GREAT NEWS!
Be sure to read the separate
article in The Star this week
detailing five outstanding Class of
'97 seniors!
Report cards are due to go out
March 24 (a Monday). Please
insist that your student show this
report to you. It is always amazing
to me to hear some say that they
have not seen a report card for
long periods of the year. If you
haven't seen at least two already,
and if you don't see one shortly,
you need to get involved and
check out what's happening with
your student.
You may not believe this, but
sometimes your student will sign
your name to a note or letter, and
some will even intercept the mail,
so you never see school informa-
tion, and so on. Can you believe
that? I'm not saying yours does,
but if all you ever hear is an oral
report about grades, how well
things are going, etc., it might be


a good idea to double check.
David Ortiz, our Gulf County
Spelling Bee winner, placed third
in the regional held recently in
Panama City. He really wanted to
win and almost did, but he cer-
tainly represented us well and
deserves both our thanks and
congratulations for a great effort.
I often mention all the varsity
teams, but usually forget the JV's.
Both JV baseball and softball
teams have done well so far this
year. Often, they play just before
the varsity games, so ifyou come
early to varsity games you might
see them play. Our JV teams are
usually more junior high than
high school, but since they're
mixed, they must compete as
junior varsity.
As we approach the final
term, we need to remind all-not
just seniors-about the Gulf
County Scholarship money avail-
able to Gulf County students for
making those A's and B's, and


having parents attend workshops
when announced, to earn extra
points.
Your total after four years in
high school can provide you with
a fair number of dollars to help
stay in college after the first year.
The duPont Foundation's help will
end in four years, but the schol-
arship fund will live on for future
graduates, thanks to some astute
management and to many gener-
ous donors who helped establish
the fund. See your guidance
counselor for details, and be sure
to return your form at the end of
each year.
'97-'98 Registration Plans!
Pre-registration for WHS stu-
dents for the 1997-98 school year
will begin Monday, March 24th by
scheduled appointments. Stu-
dents must pick up their packet
Friday, March 21.
The schedule is:
Monday (3/24) Seniors
Tuesday (3/25) Juniors
Wednesday (3/26) Sophomores
Thursday (3/27) Freshmen
Friday (3/28) Freshmen
At least one parent should be
present for your student's
appointment. Your input and sig-
nature is necessary. All necessary
information will be in the registra-
tion packet. Please be sure to
have the packet available.


By: Jo Hernandez Highland View Elementary


Attention Sixth Grade
Parents...
Just a reminder to the par-
ents of all sixth graders-there
will be a very important planning '
meeting for graduation. This is an-
important planning time in their
lives and we want everyone's
input in these decisions for our
children. The meeting will be
March 25th at 7:00 p.m. at the
school. Hope to see a 100% par-
ticipation.
Field Trip Time ..
During the next few weeks
various classes will be going on
field trips in our area.
On March the 19th, the
kindergarten and first grade visit-
ed the Apalachicola Estuarine.
And today, March 20th the sec-
ond and third grades visited, the
Panama City Junior Museum.
Important Dates To
Remember ...
Spring Break will be observed
from March 31st to April 4th.
There will be early dismissal on
the 28th at 11:40. There will be
breakfast served that day, but no


lunch will be served. Have a
happy and well-deserved Easter
holiday.
Pepsi Caps Last Call .
So far this year we have not
Smet our goal for the collection of
Pepsi blue caps. Hurry and.collect
the caps so that we may purchase
extra playground equipment for
our school. So far the upper
grades, fourth through sixth, are
winning out for the pizza and
Pepsi party in the end. Come on,


lower grades, bring in those caps
and make it a four-peat for being
the winners of the party.
Kindergarten Registration ...
Registration for next school
year will be held on Monday, April
21st from 8:00 until 2:00. If you
have a child who will enter school
next year, you should be present
for this event.
Bring the following items:
your child, a copy of their birth
certificate, social security card,
proof of physical, and immuniza-
tion record.
That's It .
That will do it for this week in
the "View". Until next time, have a
great week.


The


Fifteen of our students with
several parents and teachers jour-
neyed to Pensacola last week to
the Association of Christian
Schools Spelling Bee for grades
one through eight. Approximately
16 spellers competed at each


Lion's Tale
News Column

Faith Christian School
grade level. Audrey Cobb came in
second place in grade four,
Garrett Dearinger was third in
grade six and Renee Vinson was
fourth in grade seven. We com-
mend all of the contestants for
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with Lenten services Monday
through Friday, March 24 to 28 at


i Palm


Sunday

In Mark 11:9 we find,
"And those who went'
Before and those who fol-
5 lowed cried out, 'Hosan-
Oliver F. Taylor na! Blessed be he who
Visitation Minister, First comes in the name of the
United Methodist Church Lord!" Jesus'. triumphal
entry into Jerusalem was
a great event. It set the stage for the things to
come.
Jesus entered Jerusalem and the season we
call Holy Week was to begin. We commemorate
this season with different ministers from our
Ministerial Association bringing the message at
noon at the First United Methodist Church. In
those early days the people rejoiced that Jesus
of Nazareth had come to them.
Let us rejoice that Jesus has come to us. Let
this be a day of celebration for all Christians
around the world. This includes our churches
and our homes. Christ is our welcome guest.


Special Community
Prayer Held Weekly
The united Pentecostal
Church has extended a special
invitation to everyone in the area
to join with I4 members each
Monday evening at 7 p.m. for spe-
cial community prayer.
Prayer will be held for the


community (spiritually and other-
wise), for those impacted by
recent layoffs and shutdowns,
sickness, and other needs.
Special requests will be accepted
as well. If you are unable to:
attend, call 229-8427 to submit a
special request for prayer.
Those wishing to Join should
meet at the First Presbyterian
Church in Port St. Joe, located at
508 16th Street.


The following activities and events are planned for remainder of the month of March:at
the new Senior Citizens and Community Center, located next to the Costin Library
(Gulf County), in the Courthouse Complex.
Public Bingo .... Every Tuesday; Early Bird Bingo at 5:00 p,m.; Regular Games at
........... 7:00.p.m. NO:Smoking.
Exercise Classes Each Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Movie' .;.... Every Friday .
SMlarchilt ..... Bellone Hearing Screenings at 10:30 a.m.
lMafch2ih ~i.:'. Advaj~eed Home Health'Diabetic Support Group at 10:30 a.m.
March 25th ..... Newberry Eye Screenings, free to seniors 60 and over



Advertising Pays-Call 227-1278 or 229-8997
to Place Your Classified Ad Today!




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i Worship Service 8:30 am
Sunday School 9:45 am
Worship Service 11:00 am
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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


12:00 noon.

IThere will be a different rhin-
ister each day who will bring the
message in the, sanctuary'of the
church. Pastors scheduled to'
speak are Rev. Curtis Clark
(Monday), Rev. Dave Fernandez
(Tuesday), Rev. Jerry Huft
(Wednesday), Rev. Oliver .Taylor
(Thursday) and Rev. Robert; S.
Leecce (Friday).
,Following the message each
day, a soup and sandwich lun-
cheon will be served in the fellow-
ship hall. All members of the com-
munity are welcome to join them
at any time during the service and
luncheon. Please plan to observe
the Holy Week and share fellow-
ship with friends.


First Methodist Church to


Observe Holy Week Services


Lion'S Tale- Continued From Page 2B


their hard work.
Students 'and teachers
enjoyed the performance and talk
by Steve Shertzer, the. "Camp
Victory Cowboy". Camp Victory is
a ministry of. Children's Bible'
Mission and all students in
grades two through high school
are eligible to go to camps during
the summer and to weekend
retreats during the school term.
Please call Faith Christian at 229-
6707 if you need additional infor-
mation.
The posters for school pride
month are on display in the eating
area of the school. Prizes will be
awarded to best poster from each
grade and for the best of the
whole group. Next week, students
will be designing a school
emblem.
SA group of students will be
visiting Bryan College this week-
end. Chris, Robershaw,. Eroica
Porter, Crystal Allyri, Myles
James, Travis Adams, Suzanne
Davis and Piper Redmond will be
accompanied by Roger Louks,
Brenda Robershaw,:, Mary 'Ellen
Allyn and Sharon Adams. Bryan
College is a fully accredited
Christian liberal arts college in
Dayton, Tennessee. The students;
will attend classes, stay in .the
dorms,'meet professors and enjoy
a music concert by Bob Carlisle
and Sierra.
Make-up and, group pictures
Swill be made Wednesda.y, ,March


26, so wear your best smile.
SThursday willbe Science Fair Day
for grades six, seven, and eight.
Friday, March 28 we will dismiss
early at 12:00 noon for Easter
holidays.
: We hope you will enjoy these
articles written by two third grade
students.
By: Zachary A: Norris
I like Faith Christian School
because we can read the Bible,
-and pray. And there are kind
teachers and they love God. They
teach us many things like Bible,
history, science, language, and
math. I love Mrs. Joy she is the
best teacher in the world. I wish
every school.in the world could be
like Faith Christiar. I like Mrs.
SJoy because she helps us, loves
us, and she is kind and courte-
Sous. She is'the best teacher I have
ever had.
By:Kelly Geoghagan
I like. Faith Christian School
because I have the world's best
Teacher ever, Mrs; Joy Richards.
Mrs. Clenney is a good substitute,
Mrs. Nancy puts on bandaids
when I fall and scrape my knee,
and Mrs Jackie does everything
else. I have good friends in my
', class too. I think I am lucky
because"I get to go to school here.
SI wish every school in America
Scouldt be -likec 'Faith Christian
...- School.


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


Dear Counselor:
I am .a well-meaning, btut con-
fused parent. Ihave a three year
old son who refuses to listen;to a
word I say. I .consider myself an
educated person: in fact I waited.
till yearly forties before having a
child to ensure that ,he would
have a stable home, txo loving
parents,'etc.': ..
irve studied both early child-
hood education and developmen-
tal psychology years ago back in
college, but my, own child totally
"stumps" me. Oui biggest battles
are over a et' bedtime and his
behavior when we are grocery
shopping. He 'throws'"'terrible
tantrums which are'hard to deal
with, but the public outbursts are
really embarrassing.
Any .suggestions' are wel-
come-my spouse and I are at our
wits end.
Sincerely.
I Looking for help.
Dear Looking, .. :'
I smiled a little when I-'read
your background. Often many
wellLmeaning, first-time parents,
especially when they delay par-
enthood, are confused about-dis-
cipline issues. We all have a list of
"things I will never do when I'm a
parent." I had a list of my own.
In actual experience, however,
a lot of my theories went out the
'window. I had to learn to disci-
pline based- on the. personality' of
the child. One of my would-be
"step-sons" was a very sensitive.
high strung child, and a simple..
"talking-to" was sufficient. With
the younger boy, who was outgo-
ing, and sometimes quite manipu-
lative, I had to learn a. different


,way of dealing with his misbehav-
iors,
So first-just because a book,
or person espouses'a particular,
theory doesn't mean it will work
Son your child. Secondly, no theory
or technique will work if not prac-
ticed .inn a consistent fashion.
Rules and consequences must be
reasonable; discussed briefly and
then applied with consistency.
Lastly, look to what your reac-
tions are 'to the misbehavior. If a,
child knows that they can "push a
button" with you, it's natural for
them to try. Reevaluate how you
react and things may improve.
Please consider attending my
upcoming parenting workshop for.
pre-K's. 'and toddlers. It will be
held on March 27th' from 5:30 to
7 p.m. at the Wellness Center
(next to Waves of Sound on the
corner of 4th Street and Williams.
Avenue). It is free to the public,
and any interested parent/
teacher/citizen is welcome to
attend. I hope this will be helpful.
Also, a counselor at Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Inc. would be
happy to assist you. Call if you
have further questions.
Sincerely,
Laura Rogers, BSW, MS
Counselor
Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
Sal and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
'Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to
227-1145.


:Grace-Full

Singers Musical
The Grace-Full Singers chil-
dren's choir of Grace Baptist
Church in Port St. Joe will pre-
sent the musical "Nic at Night" on
Sunday, March 23rd. The musical
was written by Kathie Hill and will
be directed by Krista Vinson. It is
Sa delightful presentation of the
story of Nicodemus and the mys-'
tery surrounding his relationship
to Jesus.
S There will be a choir and
Drama cast of over 35 performers
Swho have worked very diligently
i, for the past several weeks to pre-
ipare this entertaining and
Sthought-provoking musical play.

The community is cordially
invited to the presentation on
SPalm Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at the
church which meets on the sec-
ond floor of the First Union Bank
Building.


Spring Holiday

Early Dismissal
Due to Spring Holidays,
school will be dismissed early on
Friday, March 28.
The following is a bus sched-
ule for early dismissal:
Port St. Joe: (ET)
Highland View Elem .... .11;35
North Port St. Joe Elem .. 1.1:35
Port St. Joe Elem ... .11:40
Port St. Joe Middle School .11:50
Port St. Joe High School 12:00
Wewahitchka (Cli "

FSU-PCC Deadline
The FSU Panama City
Campus admission ,deadline for
the summer semester is Tuesday.
April 1. Please note this deadline
includes all supporting docu-
ments such as transcripts. For
more information, please contact
the FSU-PCC Office of Admissions,
at 872-4750, extension 150.


first UnitedM methodist Church
111 Nodh 22nd Street .
S Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning 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



0IA FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
S= m 5 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756

U s N) SUNDAY WORSHIP. .i......................10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL ............................... 11 a.m.
*SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
Nursery Available



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.
Owen Freeman, Minister
Sunday School 9a.m.'CDT

Worship Service 10 a.m. DT
W wednesday Bible Study ............ ..... ............... .................... 7 p.m.



Catch thet CoistittiOion anCMonunent
Cath #ieW spi: PortSt.joe
S THE UNEDMETHST CHURCH
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
MEETS
Bible Study: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


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


Main St. Site (WES) ......11:45
Linton Site (WES) .......11:50
Wewa High School .......12:00
Lunch'will be served on
Friday. Have a safe and happy
holiday

Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
.MARCH 24 28
MON-Beef Stew, Fruit Cup,
Broccoli w/Cheese, Milk, and
Cake.,'
'TUES-Couritry Fried Steak or
Meatloaf, 'Mashed Potatoes,
Turnip Greens, Cornbread,
and Milk.
WEDS-Cheeseburger, French
Fries, Bread, Milk, and Cake.
THURS-Chicken Sandwich,
Rice w/Gravy, Green Beans,
Bread, and Milk.
FRI-NO LUNCH SERVED.


The First United Methodist
Church will observe Holy Week













THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAR. 20, 1997


IPflUBLICNOICES5]DL


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX D
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that First
National Bank as Custodian for D.H
Associates, the holder of the following,
Certificate, has filed said certificate for a ta
to be issued thereon. The certificate numb
year of issuance, the description of the pn
and the names In which It was assessed are
lows:
Certificate No. 448
Year of Issuance: 1994
Application #97-4
Description of Property:
FORMER UNIT 38 BEING A PART OF
FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL G"
BARRIER DUNES:
Commence at the Northwest Corner of Gover
Lot 4, In Fractional Section 36, Township 8.
Range 12 West. Gulf County, Florida, and
run NOO12'24"E. along the Easterly bounds
of Government Lot 2 In said Fractional Secti
for a distance of 999.95 feet: thence, leavir
Easterly boundary line of Government Lot
N89*4736"W for a distance of 749.58 feet:
run N0012'24"E for a distance of 239.04
the Westerly R/W line of a private roadway (
a 30 foot wide R/W: thence run N33"44
along said Westerly R/W line, for a dista
149.66 feet to the Point of Beginning. Froi
Point of Beginning. thence, leaving said W
R/W line, run S7232'52'W for a distance ol
feet; thence run N0902'16"W for a dista
22.66 feet; thence run N3634'49"W for a di
of 38.90 feet; thence run N45*0739W for
tance of 16.16 feet: thence run N76*56'10"
distance of 13.97 feet; thence run N45*09'4
a distance of 76.44 feet to a point on th
Westerly R/W line, said point being in a cur
cave to the Northeast and having a rad
291.05 feet; thence run Southeasterly alone
curving Westerly R/W line, through a central
of 05*40'34", for an arc distance of 28.83 fee
arc having a chord distance of 28.82 feet and
ing S30"54'24"E.to the Point of Tangency
curve on said Westerly R/W line; thence
S33"44'41"E. along said Westerly R/W line
distance of 91.38 feet to the Point of Begi
Said lands lying In and being a port
Government Lot 6 In Fractional Sectio
Township 8 South, Range 12 West, Gulf C
Florida.
Name In which assessed: Hlbiscus-by-tl
All of said property being In the County o:
State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be red
according to law, the property described Ir
certificate will be sold to the highest bidder
front door of the Gulf County Courthouse at
o'clock, A.M. (EST) on Wednesday, the 16th
April, 1997.
Dated this 27th day of February, 1997
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT Cl
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
Deputy Clerk
4tc. March 6, 13, 20 and 27, 1997.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX D
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that First
National Bank as Custodian for D.
Associates, the holder of the followlil
Certificate, has filed said certificate for a ta
to be issued thereon. The certificate numb
year of Issuance, the description of the pn
and the names in which it was assessed are
lows:
Certificate No. 451
Year of Issuance: 1994
Application #97-S
Description of Property:
FORMER UNIT 47 BEING A PART OF
FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL "H
'BARRIER DUNES:
Commence at the Northwest Corner of Gover
Lot 4 In Fractional Section 36, Township 8
Range 12 West. Gulf Count. Flonda. and
run NOO'12'24"E. along the Easterly bound
of Government Lot 2 In said Fractional Secti
for a distance of 999.95 feet; thence, leaving
Easterly boundary line of Government Lot
N89:4T36"'Wfor a distance of 749.58 feet:
run N00 12'24"E for a distance of 239.04
the Northerly R/W line of a private roadway
width vanes), thence run 587'1 1'43"., alone
Northerly R/W line, for a distance of 109.50
the Point of Beginning. From said Po
Beginning continue S87"1''43 W, alone
Northerly R/W line for a distance of 122.7
thence leaving said Northerly R/W line
N20"43'06"W for a distance of 71.26 feet:
run S8319'43"E for a distance of 48.6'
thence run S82"50'41"E for a distance of
feet; thence run S53*11'22"E for a dista
85.24 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said
lying in and being a portion of Government L
Fractional Section 36, Township 8 South,
12 West Gulf County, Florida.
Name in which assessed: Hibiscus-by-th
All of said property being in the County o.
State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be red
according to law, the property described Ir
ceroilcore will be sold to the highest bidder
front duor ofl tie Gulf County Courthouse at
o'clock A.M. (EST) on Wednesday, the 16th
April, 1997.
Dated this 27th day of February, 1997
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT Cl
GULF COUiNT, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
Deputy Clerk
4tc. March 6, 13, 20 and 27.1997.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX D
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that First
National Bank as Custodian for D.H-
Associates, the holder of the following ]
Certificate, has filed said certificate for a ta
to be issued thereon. The certificate numb
year of issuance, the description of the pn
and the names In which it was assessed are
,ows '
Certinfcae No. 452
Year of Issuance: 1994
Application 497-7
Description of Property:
UNIT 48 BEING A PART OF THE FOLLOW
DESCRIBED PARCEL "H" OF BAR
DUNES:
Commence at the Northwest Corner of Gover
Lot 4 in Fractional Section 36, Township 8
Range 12 West, Gulf County, Florida, and
run N0012'24"E, along the Easterly bound
of Government Lot 2 in said Fractional Secti
for a distance of 999.95 feet: thence, leaving
Easterly boundary line of Government Lot
N89"4736"W for a distance of 749.58 feet
run N00"12'24"E for a distance of 239.04
the Northerly R/W line of a private roadway
width varies); thence run S87"11 '43"W alonen
Northerly R/W line for a distance of 109 50
the Point of Beginning From said Fo
Beginning continue S87"11'43W, along
Northerly R/W line, for a distance of 122.7
thence leaving said Northerly R/W line
N2043'06"W for a distance of 71 26 leel
run S8319'43"E for a distance of 48 6
thence run S82"50'41"E for a distance of
feet; thence run S53"11'22"E for a dista
5 24 feet to the P.,nm of Beginnrin Said
h Ing in and belt, a pcruon o01 Goernmeit L
. FracuL.nal SecLuon 36, Township 8 South,
12 t.esL Gulf County, Florida.
Name'in which assessed: Hibiscus-by-ti
All of said property being in the County o;
State of Florida.
Unless su.h cei uilr.ae shall be red
according to law the pr-pertn described I1
certificate will be sold to the highest bidder
front door of the Gulf County Courthouse at
o'clock. A .M. (EST) on Wednesday, the 16th
April, 1997.
Dated this 27Lh daj ..'. February. 1997
BENNY C LISTER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT C(
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
Deputy Clerk
4tc, March 6, 13, 20 and 27. 1997.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX D
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that First
National Bank as. Custodian for D.H
Associates, the holder of the following
Certificate, has filed said certificate for a ta
to be issued thereon. The certificate numb
year of issuance, the description of the. pr
and the names in which It was assessed are
lows:
Certificate No. 453
Year of Issuance: 1994


Application #97-14
Description of Property:
FORMER UNIT 49 BEING A PART OF
FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL "H
BARRIER DUNES:
Commence at the Northwest Corner of Gover
Lot 4 in Fractional Section 36, Township 8
Range 12 West, Gulf County, Florida, and
run N00"12'24"E, along the Easterly bound
of Government Lot 2 in said Fractional Sect
for a distance of 999.95 feet; thence, leavir
Easterly boundary line of Government Lot
N89"4736"W for a distance of 749.58 feet:
run NC0"12'24"E for a distance of 239.04
the Northerly R/W line of a private roadway


BED width varies): thence run S871 1'43'W. along said
Union Northerly R/W line, for a distance of 109.50 feet to
.-2 & the Point of Beginning. From said Point of
g Tax Beginning continue S87"11'43"W, along said
x deed Northerly R/W line. for a distance of 122.76 feet;
er and thence leaving said Northerly R/W line, run
perty N20*43'06"W for a distance of 71.26 feet; thence
as fo- run S83*19'43"E for a distance of 48.69 feet;
thence run S82"5041"E for a distance of 31.47
feet; thence run 553"11'22"E for a distance of
85:24 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said lands
lying In and being a portion of Government Lot 2 In
Fractional Section 36, Township 8 South. Range
12 West, Gulf County, Florida.
STHE Name in which assessed: Hibiscus-by-the-Sea
1" OF All of said property being In the County of Gulf,
State of Florida.
nment Unless such certificate shall be redeemed
South, according to law, the property described In such
thence certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the
ry line front door of the Gulf County Courthouse at 11:55
on 36, o'clock, A .M. (EST) on Wednesday, the 16th day of
ig said April, 1997.
2, run Dated this 27th day of February, 1997.
thence BENNY C. LISIER
feet to : CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
having GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
r41e of By: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
n said Deputy Clerk
esterly 4tc, March 6. 13. 20 and 27, 1997.
'71.24
nce of NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
stance NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that First Union
a dis- National Bank as Custodian for D.H.-2 &
W fora .Associates. the holder of the following Tax
3"E for Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed
e said to be Issued thereon. The certificate number and
'e con- year of issuance, the description of the property,
us of and the names In which It was assessed are as fol-
g said lows:

t, said Certificate No. 454
Ibear- Year of Issuance: 1994
n said Application #97-3
Sforna Description of'Property:
inning. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: FORMER UNIT 50
Ion of BEING A PART OF THE FOLLOWING
n 25, DESCRIBED PARCEL "H" OF BARRIER
county. DUNES:
Commence at the Northwest Corner of Government
et-Sea Lot 4, In Fractional Section 36, Township 8 South,
f Gulf, Range 12 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence
run N0012'24"E, along the Easterly boundary line
of Government Lot 2 In said Fractional Section 36,
seemed for a distance of 999.95 feet; thence, leaving said
n such Easterly boundary line of Government Lot 2, run
at the N894736W for a distance of 749.58 feet; thence
11:05 run N00o1224"E for a distance of 239.04 feet to
day of 'the Northerly R/W line of a private roadway (R/W
width varies); thence run S87l 1'43"W, .albng said
Northerly R/W line, for a distance of 109.50 feet to
the Point of Beginning. From said Point of
3URT Beginning continue S871l 1'43"W, along said
Northerly R/W line, for a distance of 122.76 feet;
thence leaving, said Northerly R/W line, run
N2043'06'W for a distance of 71.26 feet; thence
run S83"19'43"E for a distance of 48.69 feet;
thence run S8250'41"E for a, distance of 31.47
feet: thence run S53 11'22'E for a distance of
EED 85.24 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said lands
Union lying in and being a portion of Government Lot 2.
.-2 & in Fractional Section 36, Township 8 South, Range
g Tax 12 West Gulf County, Florida.
ix deed Name in which assessed: Hibiscus-by-the-Sea
er and 'All of said property bein In the County of Gulf,
operty. State of Florida.
as fol- Unless such certificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the property described in such
cerulcate ill be sold to the highest bidder at the
front d,-.or of the Gulf County Courthouse at 11 '00
o'clock. A NM (ESin on Wednesday. the 16th day of
Apill. i997
r THE Dated this 27th day of February, 1997.
r- OF BENNY C. ULSTER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
nment By:/s/Rebecca L. Norris
thence Deputy Clerk
ry line 4tc, March 6, 13. 20 and 27, 1997.
on 36,
lg said NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2. run NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that First Union
thence National Bank as Custodian for D.H.-2 &
,eet to Associates, the .holder of the following Tax
[R/.' Ceuitic.ate. has filed said certficate for a tax deed
igsaid to be Issued thereon. The cerfirlcate number and
feet to year of Issuance, the description of the property,
Int of and the names In which It was assessed are as fol-
g said lows:
, run Certificate No. 460
thence Year of Issuance: 1994
9 feet; Application 197-10
31.47
nce of DescriptIon of Property:
lands LOT 5. PARCEL "C" OF BARRIER DUNES
ot 2 in Commenice at the Northwest Corner of Government
Range Lot 4, In Fractional Section 36, Township 8 South,
Range 12 West, Gulf County. Florida, and thence
he-Sea run N001224"E, along the Easterly boundary line
S of Government Lot 2 in said Fractional Section 36,
f Gulf for a distance of 999.95 feet; thenge, leaving said
Easterly boundary line of Government Lot 2, run
seemed N89*4736W for a distance of 461.37 feet; thence
Such run NOO12'24"E for a distance of 248.49 feet to
at the the Northerly R/W line of a private roadway (R/W
11:10 width varies); thence run N89*05'12"W, along said'
day of Northerly .R/W line, for a distance of 23.76 feet to
the Point of Curvature of a curve concave to the
7. Northeast arid having a radius of 25.00 feet; thence
run Northwesterly along said curving R/W line,
,URT. through a central angle of 65"55'08", for an arc dis-"
tance of 28.76 feet, sald arc having a chord dis-
tance of 27.20 feet and bearing N56"038"W to the
Point of Tangency In said curve on the Easterly
R/W line of a private roadway (having a 30 foot
wide R/W]; thence run N23"10'04"W, along said
Easterly R/W line, for a distance of 221.22 feet for
EED the Point of Beginning. From said Point of
Union Beginning. thence continue N23'10'04"E for a dis-
1-2 & tance of 24.66 feet to the Point of Curvature of a
g Tax curve concave to the East and having a radius of
Sded 220.16 feet thence run Northwesterly along said
er and curving Easterly R/W line, through a central angle
operty of 06"3539". for an arc distance of 25.34 feet. said
as fr arc having a chord distance of 25.32 feet and bear-
Ing N19'52'14-W: thence, leaving said curving R/W
line. run N73'25"35"E for a distance of 86.84 feet-
S thence run SI 1'32'38-E for a distance of 40.81
feel: thence run S366'4956"W for a distance of
79.50 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said lands
lying In and being a portion of Goernment Lot 6.
In Fractional Section 25, Township 8 South, Range
'WING 12 West Gulf County, Florida.
RIER' Name in which assessed: Hibiscus-by-the-Sea
nment All of said property being In the County of Gulf,
mSuth State of Florida
South,
thence Unless such certificate shall be redeemed
ry line according to law, the property described in such
on 36, certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the
g said front door of the Gulf County Courthouse at 11:35
2, run o'clock, A.M. (EST) on Wednesday, the 16th day of
thence April, 1997.
feet to Dated this 27th day of February, 1997.
S(R/W BENNY C. LISTER
ag said CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT'
teet to GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
int of By /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
: said Deputy Clerk
6 feet:
e, run 4tc, March 6, 13, 20 and 27, 1997.
thence .
i feet, NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
31.47'
nce of NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that First Union
lands Natponal Bank as Custodian for. D.H.-2 &
,t 2 ,n Associates, the holder of the following Tax
Range Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed
to be issued thereon. The certificate riumber and
year of Issuance, the description of the property,
ie-Sea and the names in which It was assessed are as fol-
f Gulf, lows:
Certificate No. 462
eemed Year of Issuance: 1994
such
at the Application #97-S .
11:20 Description of Property:
day of LOT 2, PARCEL "D" OF BARRIER DUNES
Commence at the Northwest Corner of Government
Lot 4, in Fractional Section 36, Township 8 South,
Range 12 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence
)URT' run N0012'24"E, along the Easterly boundary line
of Government Lot 2 In said Fractional Section 36,
for a distance of 999.95 feet: thence, leaving said
Easterly boundary line of Government Lot 2, run
N89"4736"W for a distance of 461.37 feet; thence
run N0012'24"E for a distance of 248.49 feet to
the Northerly R/W line of a private roadway (R/W
EED width varies): thence run N89*05'12"W, along said
Union Northerly R/W line, for a distance of 23.76 feet to
Z.-2 & the Point of Curvature of a curve concave to the
g Tax' Northeast and having a radius of 25.00 feet; thence
x deed ru"n Northwesterly along said curving R/W line,
er and through a central angle of 65"55'08", for an arc dis-
operty, tance of 28.76 feet said arc having a chord dis-
as fol- tance of 27.20 feet and bearing N56*07'38"W to the
Point of Tangency in said curve on the Easterly


R/W line of a private roadway (having a 30 foot
wide R/W) thence run N2310'04"W, along said
Easterly R/W line, for a distance of 245.88 feet to
the Point of Curvature of a curve concave to the
East and having a radius of 220.16 feet; thence run
Northwesterly along said curving Easterly R/W
F THE line, through a central angle of 24"14'50", for an
I" OF arc distance of 93.17 feet said arc having a chord
distance of 92.48 feet and bearing N1 l02'39"W to
rnment the Point of Tangency in said curve on said
South, Easterly R/W line; thence run N0104'46"E, along
thence said Easterly R/W line, for a distance of 32.50 feet
ry line to the Point of Beginning. From said Point of
ion 36, Beginning. thence continue along said Easterly
ng said R/W line, N01"04'46"E, for a distance of 50.00 feet;
2, run thence, leaving said 'Easterly R/W line, run
thence S88"55"14E for a distance of 85.26 feet; thence
feet to run S09*35'07"E, for a distance of 19.58 feet;
y (R/W thence run S04"32'06"W for a distance of 30.82


feet: thence run N88*55'14"W for a distance of
87.03 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said lands
lying In and being a portion of Government Lot 6,
In Fractional Section 25, Township 8 South, Range
12 West, Gulf County, Florida.
Name in which assessed: Hibisbcs-by-the-Sea
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 11:25
o'clock, A.M. (EST) on Wednesday, the 16th day of
April, 1997.
Dated this 27th day of February, 1997.
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
Deputy Clerk
4tc, March 6, 1, 20 and 27, 1997.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that First Union
National Bank as Custodian for D.H.-2 &
Associates, the holder of the following Tax
Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed
to be issued thereon. The certificate number and
year of Issuance, the description of the property,
and the names In which It was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Certificate No. 465
Year of Issuance: 1994
Application #97-6
Description of Property:
LOT 11, PARCEL D" OF BARRIER DUNES
Commence st the Northwest Corner of Government
Lot 4, In Fractional Section 36, Township 8 South,
Range 12 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence
run N0012'24"E, along the Easterly boundary line
of Government Lot 2 in said Fractional Section 36,
for a distance of 999.95 feet: thence, leaving said
Easterly boundary line of Government Lot 2, run
,N89*4736'W for a distance of 461.37 feet; thence
run NOO12'24"E for a distance of 248.49 feet to
the Northerly R/W line of a private roadway (R/W
width varles); thence tun S89*06'12"E, along said
Northerly R/W line, for a distance of 83.00 feet to
the Point of Curvature of a curve concave to.the
Northwest and having a radius of 25.00 feet;
thence run Northeasterly along said curving R/W
line, through a central angle of 85*21'48", for an
arc distance of 37.25 feet, said arc having a chord
distance of 33.90 feet and bearing N48"13'54"E to
the Point of Tangency In said curve on the Westerly
R/W line of a private roadway (having a 30 foot
wide R/W); thence run N05"33'00"E, along said
Westerly R/W line, for a distance of 370.49 feet to
the Point of Beginning: From said Point of
Beginning thence leaving said Westerly R/W line,
run N82"48'57'W for a distance of 81.16 feet;
thence run N10O10'31"W for a distance of 38.11
feet thence, run N8211'i21E for a distance of
89.34 feet to a point of non-tangency on the curv-
,ng Westerly R/W line of said private roadway, said
curve being concave to the Southwest and having a
radius of 167.55 feet; thence run Southeasterly
alohg said Westerly curving R/W line, through a
central angle of 13"21'40", for an arc distance of
38.07 feet said arc having a chord distance of
37.98 feet and bearing S0107'49"E to the Point of
Tangency In said curve on said Westerly R/W line;
,thence continuing along said R/W line, run
S05"3300"W for a distance of 20.93 feet to the
[Point of Beginning. Said lands lying in and being a
portion of Government Lot 6, In Fractional Section
25. Township 8 South. Range 12 West Gulf
County, Florida. '
Name In which assessed: Hiblscos-by-the-Sea,
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 1 1:15
o'clock, AM. (EST) on Wednesday, the 16th day of
April, 1997.
Dated this 27th day of February. 1997.
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
Deputy Clerk
4tc, March 6, 13,.20 and 27, 1997.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that First Union
National Bank as Custodian for D.H.-2 &
Associates, the holder of the following Tax"
Certificate, has filed said certificate for.a tax deed
Stobe Issued thereon. The certificate number and
year of Issuance, the description of the property.
and the names In which It was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Certificate No. 468
Year of Issuance: 1994
Application #97-11
Description of Propertyi
See Attached Exhibit "B"
Name in which assessed: Hibiscus-by-the-Sea
All of said property being In the County of Gulf,
State of Florid
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 11:40
o'clock, AM. (ESTI' on Wednesday, the 16th day of
April, 1997.
Dated this 27th day of February, 1997;
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
Deputy Clerk
Exhibit 'B"
LOT 4, PARCEL "E", CLASSIC COTTAGES OF
BARRIER DUNES BEING APART OF:
A parcel of land referred to as Classic Cottages of
Barrier Dunes Lots 4, 5, 6 and 7; Parcel "E" as des-
ignated and shown on the Site Developmental
Sales Map of Barrier Dunes by Baskerville-
Donovan Engineers, Inc., dated April 15, 199 1,and
originally containing Townhouse Lots 80 through
83, as designated and shdwn on the preliminary
plat of Barrier Dunes by Brown, .Robertson &
Brown, dated October 18, 1984, and more particu-
larly described as follows:
Commence at the Northwest Corner of Government -
Lot 4, in Fractional Section 36, Township 8 South,
Range 12 West Gulf County, Florida, and thence
run N00oi2'24"E, along the Easterly boundary line
of Government Lot 2 In said Fractional Section 36,
for a distance of 999.95 feet; thence, leaving said
Easterly boundary line of Government Lot 2, run
N894736"W for a distance of 572.75 feet thtnce 72.75 ft
run NOOl2'24"E for a distance of 249.87 feet to
the Point of Curvature of a curve concave to the
Northwest and having a radius of 25.00 feet on the
Westerly R/W line ofa private roadway (having a
30 foot wide R/W): thence run Northeasterly'along
said curving R/W line through a central angle of
114"04'52" for an arc distance of 49.78 feet said
arc having a chord distance of 41.95 feet and bear-
ing N3352'22"E to the Point of Tangency; thence
run N23 S10'04"W along said Westerly R/W line, for
a distance of 137.51 feet to the Point of Beginning.,
From said Point of Beglnnl g, thence leaving said
Westerly R/W line run N89046'44"W for a distance
of 97.02 feet: thence run N50"38'22"W for a dis-
tance of 13.93 feet; thence run N2219'05'W for a
distance of 25.43 feet thence run N53o00'24"E a
distance of 12.68 feet; thence run N2712'01"Efdor
a distance of 13.34 feet; thence run N 1'l59'25W
for a distance of 16.04 feet; thence run
N48040'08'W for a distance of 46.36 feet: thence
run N01044'05"W for a distance of 13.01 feet;
thence run N15054'0fW for a distance of 11.46
feet: thence run NI9'5008"E for a distance of
60.07 feet; thence run NOI13'10'W for a distance
of 21.36 feet; thence run'S 589046'44"E for a dis-
tance of 75.07 feet to the said Westerly R/W line;
thence run S01004'46"W along said Westerly R/W
line for a distance of 30.31 feet to the Point of
Curvature of a curve concave to the Northeast and
having a radius of 250.16 feet; thence run
Southeasterly along said curving R/W line,
through a central angle of 24 14'50", for an arc dis-
tance of 105.86 feet, said arc having a chord dis-
tance of 105.08 feet and bearing S l102'39"E to
the Point of Tangency in said curve on said
Westerly R/W line; thence run S2310'04"E, along
said Westerly R/W line for a distance of 164.16 feet
to the Point of Beginning. Said lands lying In and
being a portion of Goveniment Lot 6 in Fractional
Section 25, Township 8 South, Range 12 West,"
Gulf County, Florida and being subject to a 10.00
foot wide pedestrian easement for purposes of
Ingress and egress, running through and.across a
portion thereof, lying 5.00 feet on either side of the
easement centerline located 50.00 feet South of,
adjacent to and parallel with the Northerly bound-
ary line and extending from Easterly'boundary line
to Westerly boundary line of said lands as
described herein.
4tc. March 6, 13, 20 mand 27, 1997.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that First Union
National Bank as Custodian for D.H.-2 &
Associates, the holder of the following Tax
Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed
to be Issued thereon. The certificate number and
year of issuance, the description of the property.
and the names In which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Certificate No. 487
Year of Issuanoe: 1994
Application #97-9
Description of Property:
See Attached Exhibit "B"
Name in which assessed: HIblscus-by-the-Se
All of sald 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 11:30
o'clock, A.M. (EST) on Wednesday, the 16th day of
April, 1997.
Dated this 27th day of February, 1997.
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
Deputy Clerk
Exhibit "B"
LOT 5, PARCEL "E", CLASSIC COTTAGES OF
BARRIER DUNES BEING A PART OF:
A parcel of land referred to as Classic Cottages of
Barrier Dunes Lots 4, 5, 6 and 7, Parcel "E" as des-
ignated and shown on the Site Developmental
Sales Map of Barrier Dunes by Baskerville-
Donovan Engineers, Inc., dated April 15, 1991, and
originally containing Townhouse Lots 80 through
83, as designated and shown on the preliminary
plat of Barrier Dunes by Brown, Robertson &
Brown, dated October 18, 1984, and more particu-
larly described as follows;
Commence at the Northwest Corner of Government
Lot 4, In Fractional Section 36, Township 8 South,
Range 12 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence
run NOO12'24"E, along the Easterly boundary line
of Government Lot 2 In said Fractional Section 36,
for a distance of 999.95 feet; thence, leaving safd
Easterly boundary line of Government Lot 2, run
N894T36"W for a distance of 572.75 feet; thence
run NOO12'24"E for a distance of 249.87 feet to
the Point of Curvature of a curve concave to the
Northwest and having a radius of 25.00 feet on the
Westerly R/W line of a private roadway (having a
30 foot wide R/W): thence run Northeasterly along
said curving R/W line through a central angle of
114'04'52" for an arc distance of 49.78 feet, said
arc having a chord distance of 41.95 feet and bear-
ing N33"52'22"E to the Point of Tangency; thence
run N23*10'04"W along said Westerly R/W line, for
a distance of 137.51 feet to the Point of Beginning
From said Point of Beginning. thence leaving said
Westerly R/W line run N89*46'44"W for a distance
of 97.02 feet; thence run N50*38'22'W for a dis-
tance of 13.93 feet; thence run N2219'05W for a
distance of 25.43 feet; thence run N53"00'24"E for
a distance of 12.68 feet; thence run N27012'01"E
for a distance of 13.34 feet: then' run
N1 1'59'25"W for a distance of 16.04 feet; thence
run'N48*40'08W for a distance of 46.36 feet;
thence run N01"44'05'W for a distance of 13.01
feet; thence run N15"54'07'W for a distance of
11.46 feet: thence run N19"35'08"E for a distance
of 60.07 feet; thence run N0113'10'W for a dis-
tance of 21.36 feet; thence run S89"46'44"E for a
distance of 75.07 feet to the said Westerly R/W
line; thence run S01"04'46"W along said Westerly
R/W line for-a distance of 30.31 feet to the Point of
Curvature of a curve concave to the Northeast and"
having a radius of 250.16 feet; thence run
Southeasterly along said curving R/W line,
through a central angle of 2414'50", for an arc dis-
tance of 10586 feet, said arc having a chord dis-
tance of 105.08 feet and bearing S1102'39"E to
the Point of Tangency in said curve on said
Westerly R/W line; thence run S23"10'04"E, along
said Westerly R/W line for a distance of 164.16 feet
to'the PoInt of Beginning. Said lands lying in and
being a portion of Government Lot 6 In Fractional
Section 25, Township 8 South, Range 12 West
Gulf County, Florida and being subject to a 10.00
foot wide pedestrian easement for purposes of
Ingre ssand egres, running through and across a
portion thereof, lying 5.00 feet on either side of the
easement centerline located 50.00 feet South of,
adjacent to and parallel with the Northerly bound-
ary line and extending from Easterly boundary line
to Westerly boundary line of said lands as
described herein.
4tcMarch 6, 13, 20 and 27, 1997.'

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that First Union
National Bank as Custodian for D.H.-2 &
Associates, the holder of the following Tax
Certificate, has filed said certificate for atax 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 fol-
lows:
Certificate No. 468
Year of Issuance: 194
Application #97-12
Description of Property:
See Attached Exhibit "B"
Name in which assessed Hiblicus-by-the-Sea
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 Courthduse at 11:45
o'clock. A.M. (ESi) on Wednesday, the 16th day of
April, 1997.
Dated this 27th day of February, 1997.
'BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
By: /s/,Rebecca L. Norris
Deputy Clerk
Exhibit "B"
LOT 6, PARCEL "E". CLASSIC COTTAGES OF
BARRIER DUNES BEING A PART OF: *
A parcel of land referred to as Classic Cottages.of
Barrier Dunes Lots 4, 5, 6 and 7, Parcel,"E" as des-
ignated and shown on the Site Developmental
Sales Map of Barrier Dunes by Baskerville-
Donovan Engineers, Inc., dated April 15. 1991, and
'originally containing Townhouse Lots 80 through
83, asdesignated and shown on the preliminary
plat of Barrier Dunes by Brown, Robertson, &,
Brown, dated October 18, 1984, and more particu-
larly described as follows:'-
Commence at the Northwest Corner of Government
Lot 4, In Fractional Section 36, Township 8 South,
Range 12 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence
run NOO001224"E, along the Easreily boundary line
of Government Lot 2 in sold Fracrlial SeCUOic. 36.
fdor a distance of 999.95 feet. thence. leaving said
Easterly boundary line of Government Lot 2, run
N89*4T36'W for a distance of 572.75 feet; thence
run N10012*24"E for a distance of 249.87 feet to
the Point of Curvature of a curve concave to the
Northwest and having a radius of 25.00 feet on the
Westerly R/W line of a private roadway (having a
30 foot wide R/W') thence run Northeasterly along
said curving R/W line through a central angle of
114"04'52" for an arc distance of 49.78 feet, said
arc having a chord distance of 41.95 feet and bear-
Ing.N3352'22"E to the Point of Tangency; thence
run N2310'04"W along said Westerly R/W line, for
a distance of 137.51 feet to t-e Pc.int ofBflegnirlng
From said Point of Begnning. thence le.n.ig said
Westerly R/W line run N9a:46'44 %W for a dalitaice
.of 97.02 feet; thence run N 0'3822 "V for a dis-
tance of 13.93 feet; thence run N22"19'05W for a
distance of 25.43 feet; thence run N53'00'24"E.for
a distance of 12.68 feet; thence run N2712'01"E
for a distance of 13.34 feet; thence run
NI1-'59'25"W for a distance of 16.04 feet; thence
run N48I4008 'W for a distance of 46.36 feet;
thence run NOI'4405'% lor a distance of 13.01
feet thence run NS1:5407YTW for a distance of
11.46 feet; thence run N19"3508"E for a distance
of 60.07 feet; thence run NOpI13'10'W for.a dis-
tance'of 21 36 feet dience rut, S89'46'44- E or a
distance of 7507 feet to the said Westerly R/W
line. thence run 501 01'46 W ak.slg said VWesterly
R/W lioe for a distance of 30.31 feet to the Point of
Curvature of a curve concave to the'Northeast and
having a radius of 250.16 feet; thence run
Southeasterly along .said curving R/W line,
through a central angle of 24 14'50", for an arc dis-
lance ol 105 86 fee. said arc having a chord dis-
tance oi 105 0O feet and bearing Sl l02'39"E to
the Point ,:.f Tangeicyv in said curve on said
Westerly R/W line, thence run S23*10'04"E, along
said Westerly R/W line for a distance of 164.16 feet
to the Point of Beginning. Said lands lying in and
being a portion of Government Lot 6 In Fractional
'Section .25, Township 8 South, Range 12 West.
Gulf County, Florida and being subject to a 10.00
foot wide pedestrian easement for purposes of
Ingress and egress, running through and across a
portion thereof, lying 5.00 feet on either side of the
easement centerline located 50.00 feet South of,
adjacent to and parallel with the Northerly bound-
ary line and extending from Easterly boundary line
to Westerly boundary line of said lands as
described herein.
4tc, March 6, 13, 20 and 27, 1997.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS 'HEREBY GIVEN that First Union
National Bank' as Custodian for D.H.-2 &
Associates, the holder of the following Tax
Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed
to be issued thereon. The certificate number and
'year of Issuance, the description of the property.
and the names In which It was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Certificate No. 469
Year of Issuance: 1994
Application #97-13
Description of Property:
See Attached Exhibit "B"


Name In which assessed: HIblsous-by-the-Sea
All of said property being in the County of Gulf,
State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property described in such certifi-
cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the front
door of the Gulf County Courthouse at 11:50
o'clock, AM. (ESTI on Wednesday, the 16th day of
April, 1997.
Dated this 27th day of February, 1997.
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
S GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
I By /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
S Deputy Clerk
Exhibit "B"
LOT 7, PARCEL "E", CLASSIC COTTAGES OF
BARRIER DUNES BEING A PART OF:
A parcel of land referred to as Classic Cottages of
Barrier Dunes Lots 4, 5, 6 and 7, Parcel "E" as des-
ignated and shown on the Site Developmental


Sales Map of Barrier Dunes by Baskerville-
Donovan Engineers, Inc., dated April 15, 1991, and
originally containing Townhouse Lots 80 through
83, as designated and shown on the preliminary
plat of Barrier Dunes by Brown, Robertson &
Brown, dated October 18, 1984, and more particu-
larly described as follows:
Commence at the Northwest Corner of Government
Lot 4, In Fractional Section 36, Township 8 South.
Range 12 West, Gulf County, Florida. and thence
run N00*12'24"E, along the Easterly boundary line
of Government Lot 2, in said Fractional Section 36,
for a distance of 999.95 feet; thence, leaving said
Easterly boundary line of Government Lot 2, run
N89"4736"W for a distance of 572.75 feet: thence
run N00'12'24"E for a distance of 249.87 feet to
the Point of Curvature of a curve concave to the
Northwest and having a radius of'25.00 feet on the
Westerly R/W line of a private roadway (having a
30 foot wide R/W); thence run Northeasterly along
said curving R/W line through a central angle of
114'04'52" for an arc distance of 49.78 feet said
arc having a chord distance of 41.95 feet and bear-
ing.N3352'22"E to the Point of Tangency:. thence
runN23 10'04'W along said Westerly R/W line, for
a distance of 137.51 feet to the Point of Beginning.
From said Point of Beginning, thence leaving said
Westerly R/W l4ne run N89P46'44'W for a distance
of 97.02 feet;, thence run N5038'22'W for a dis-
tance of 13.93 feet; thence"run N22"*9'05"W for a
distance of 25.43 feet; thence run N5300'24E for
a distance of 12.68 feet; thence run N27*12'01"E
for a distance of 13.34 feet; thence run
Ni1159'25'W for a distance of116.04 feet; thence
run N4840'08'W for a distance of 46.36 feet:
thence run 'N0144'05'W for a distance of 13.01
feet: thence run N15"54'07'W for a distance of
11.46 feet; thence run N1935'08"E for a distance
of 60.07 feet; thence run N0113'10'W for a dis-
tance of 21.36 'feet; thence run S89"46'44"E for a
distance of 75.07 feet to the said Westerly R/W
line; thence run S01l04'46'W along said Westerly
R/W line for a distance of 30.31 feet to the Point of
Curvature of a curve concave to the Northeast and
having a radius of 250.16 feet; thence run
Southeasterly along said curving R/W line,
through central angle of 24"14'50", for an arc dis-
tance of 105.86 feet, said arc having a chord dis-
tance of 105.08 feet and bearing Slq12:39"E to
the Point of Tangency in said curve on said
Westerly R/W line; thence run S23"10'04"E, along
said Westerly R/W line for a distance of 164.16 feet
to the Point of Beginning. Said lands lying in and
being a portion of Government Lot 6 in Fractional
Section 25, Township 8 South, Range 12 West,
Gulf County, Florida and being subject to'a 10.00
foot wide pedestrian easement for purposes of
Ingress and egress, running through and across a
portion thereof, lying 5.00 feet on' either side of the
easement centerline located 50.00 feet South of,
adjacent to and parallel with the Northerly bound-
ary line and extending from Easterly boundary line
to Westerly boundary line of said lands as
described herein.
4tc, March 6, 13, 20 and 27, 1997.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that First Union
National Bank as Custodian for D.H.-2 &
Associates, the holder of the following Tax
Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed
to be issued thereon. The certificate number and
year of issuance, the description of the property,
and the names in which It was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Certificate No.483
Year of Issuance: 1994
Application #97-15
Description of Property:
SLOT F-13 OF SECLUDED DUNES:
Commence at the Northeast Corer of Government
Lot 2, Fractional Section 25, Township 8 South,
Range 12 West Gulf County, Florida, and thence
run S0038'46"W, along the East boundary line of
said Government Lot 2 for a distance of 317.35
feet; thence run N89"21'15"W for a distance of
742.84 feet to a point on the Westerly R/W line of
a 30 foot wide access easement; thence run
S11"08'39"E along said Westerly R/W line for a dis-
tance of 353.55 feet to the Point of Beginning. From
said Point of Beginning, thence continue
S1108'39"E, along said Westerly R/W line for a
distance of 72.37 feet. thence. leaving said Westerly
R/W line run N8753'18-E for a distance of 354-1.46
feeL: thence run N06'13"58-W for a distance of
116.90 feet thence run 580: 4133"W for a distance
o1 360.26 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said lands
lying In and being a portion of Government Lot 2 of
Section 25, Township 8 South, Range 12 West
Gulf County, Florida and being subject to a 10.00
foot wide pedestrian easement for purposes of a
beach/dune walkover system running through and
across the Northerly 5.00 feet thereof.
Name in which assessed: Hibiscus-by-the-Sea
All of said proper 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 12:00
odock. PM. (EST) on Wednesday. the 16th day of.
SApril. 1997.
Dated this 27th day of February, 1997.
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERIC OFTHE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
Deputy Clerk
4tc, March 6, 13, 20 and 27, 1997.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE DIVISION
FLORA MAE MADDOXI File Number 97-12-CP
Deceased.
Notice of Administration
The administration of the estate of FLORA MAE
MADDOX, deceased. File Number 97-12-CP is.
'pending in the Circuit Court for GULF County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address ofwhich is
1000 5th Street Port St Joe, Florida 32456. The
names and addresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES ARE REQUIRED
TO FILE WITH THIS COURT.,
(a) all claims against the estate and
(b) any obections by an interested person
on whom this notice is served that challenges the
validity of the will, the qualifications of the per-
sonal representative, venue, orjurisdiction ofthe
Court.
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS
,AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THAT PERSON.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice Is March
13, 1997.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
(Name) ALFRED MANHEIM, P.A
(Address) 5901 SW 74th Street Suite 403
Miami, Fl 33143
(Telephone) (305) 661-1750
(Florida Bar No.) 215821
Personal Representative;
(Name) DIANNE LAVERNE MADDOX
(Address) 12897 SW 91st Court
Miami, FL 33176
2tc, March 13 and 20, 1997.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO: 97-69CA
BARRIER DUNES DEVELOPMENT CORPORA-
TION, DBA,
PLAINTIFFS,
VS. .
MARSHALL HAAS and TARANEH AMIRKALALI
DEFENDANTS.
Defendants.
/
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MARSHALL HAAS
HAAS Group
285 Peachtree Center Ave NE
Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30303
TARANEH AMIRKALALI
Brentwood
665 Gretna Green Way
Los Angeles, CA 90049
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on real property situate In
Gulf County, Florida described as follows, to-wit:
Unit 34, at Barrier Dunes, Gulf
County, Florida, more particularly
described In and according to the
Protective Covenants, Conditions and


Restrictions of Barrier Dunes, record-
ed in ORB 107, page 227, public
records of Gulf County, Florida, the
First Amendment to the Protective
Covenants, Conditions and
Restrictions of Barrier Dunes, record-
ed at ORB 110, page 805. public
records of Gulf County. Florida, and
the Second Amendment to the
Protective Covenants, Conditions and
Restrictions of Barrier Dunes, record-
ed In ORB 128. page 118, public
records of Gulf County, Florida.
YOU ARE REQUIRED to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to the action on
Petitioner's attorney whose name and address is
THOMAS S. GIBSON, Post Office Box 39. Port St
Joe, Florida 32457, on or before April 16, 1997,
and file the original withthe Clerk of Circuit Court,
either before service on Petitioner'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 5 day of March, 1997.
BY: /s/ Robble S. Wells
DEPUTY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
4tc, March 13. 20, 27, and April 3, 1997.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK OF PORT ST.
JOE,
Plaintiff,


vs.
CASSANDRA RUSS,
Defendants.


NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MR.,WAYNERUSS
403 Battle Street
Port St. Joe. FL 32456
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage on real property situate In
Gulf County, Florida described as follows, to-wit:
Lots Thirty (30) and Thirty-Two (32).
Block One Thousand and Eight
(1008), Unit No. 2 of Millvlew
Addition, Port St. Joe; according to
the official map'thereof on file in the
Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of
Gulf County, Florida.
YOU ARE REQUIRED to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to the action on
Petitioner's attorney whose name and address is
THOMAS S. GIBSON, Post Office Box 39, Port St
Joe, Florida 32457. on or before April 16, 1997,
Sand file the original with the Clerk of Circut Curt,
either before service on Petitioner'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 5 day of March, 1997,
BY: /s/ Robbie S. Wells
DEPUTY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
4tc. March 13, 20, 27, and April 3. 1997.

REQUEST FOR BIDS
The Gulf County School Board is requesting inter-
ested vendors. to submit bids for computer office
equipment to be. Installed at the School Board.
Admijlslratl e O'lile, Bid specilMiut.A.iis Ii,,rmja-
UoI pickaie.- wre a.allable p.r.'n re.,elt b erle-
phone. 104) 229 8256 or L.3 wrilng Temple
Watson, Director of Support Services, 150 Middle
School Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Completed
sealed bid forms must be received by 10:00 am,
ET, March 24, 1997.
2tc, March 13 and 20, 1997.

NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the City.Commisslon of
the City of Port St. Joe, sitting as the Board of
Adjustment will hold a public hearing at City Hall
at 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, 1997, 'to deter-
mine whether the City will authorize a deviation to
Zoning Ordinance No. 228 for a variance of approx-
imately five feet on the southeasterly property line
to construct a carport, located at 1015 Marvin
Avenue.
Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk
2tc, March 13 and 20. 1997.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 97-11I ICP
IN PROBATE
INRE: The Estate of
JERELINE BROWN.
deceased. .

*NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
JERELINE BROWN, deceased. Fie Number 97-
11CP. is spending in the Circuit Court for Gulf
Couniv. Flonda. Probate Division,. the address of
which s GulfCountyCourthouse. 1000 5lh Stree.
Port St. Joe, Florida. 32456. The name and
'address of the Personal Repreentauve and her
aiurnPe) are set forth belum
All interested persons are required to file
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, () All
claims against the estate and (2) any objection by
an interested person on whom notice was-served
that challenges the validity of the Will, the qualifi-
cations of.the Personal Representative, venue or
Jurisdiction of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
DATEtt of the rst publication of third Notice of
Admiinitraiur. March 13, 1997. ,? t
/s/WiLLIAM J RJSH .
RISr & GIBSON. PA
206 E 4Ih Street'
P: O.'Box 39
Port St Joe, Florida 32456
(904) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0066806
/s/lMARY L BROWN
302 Avenue F
Port St Joe, FL 32456
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
2tc. March 13 and 20, 1997.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice Is hereby given that, pursuant to Chapter
865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned 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 om. to-wit:
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: Fish Hound Charters.
MAILING ADDRESS: 1302 McClellan Avenue. Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456.
OWNER (S): Timothy Ahrent.
Itp, March 20, 1997.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
IN PROBATE'
CASE NO. 97-07CP
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
GERTRUDE HAMILTON,
Deceased.
-NOTICE OF PETITION TO DETERMINE
AND SET ASIDE HOMESTEAD
SAND NOTICE OF HEARING
Petition to Determine and Set Aside
Homestead has been filed In the Circuit Court In
and for Gulf County. Florida In the above estate.
Notice is hereby published and given to all known
creditors that the same has been set for hearing on
Tuesday, April 15, 1997 at 10:30 A.M.. E.S.T. at
the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St Joe. Florida,
before Honorable Glenn L. Hess.
LAW OFFICES
J. PATRICK FLOYD
408 Long Avenue
P. 0. Box 950
Port St Joe, FL 32456
(904) 227-7413
BY: /s/ J. PATRICK FLOYD
FLORIDA BAR NO. 257001 St
2tc. March 20 and 27, 1997.

IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA. IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: The Marriage of
LEON MARCUS WILSON
Husband/Petitioner.
and
ROSALINDA WILSON,
Wife/Respondent CASE NO. 97-100

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Rosalinda Wllson
6th Street
Mexico Beach, Florida 32410
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
for Dissolution of Marriage has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a copy ot your
written defenses, If any, to this action on DAVID C.
GASKIN. ESQ., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address
Is Post Office Box 185, Wewahltchka. Florida
32465, on or before the 17th day of April 1997,
and file the original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on plaintiffs attorney or
immediately thereafter: otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded In the
petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of thls court
on the 11th day of March, 1997.
Benny C, Lister
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ Benny C. Lister
Deputy Clerk
4tc, March 20, 27 and April 3 and 10, 1997.



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CASE NO: 96-410-CA


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAR. 20, 1997 PAGE 5B


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/ AUCTION! 3rd Annual Boat &
Car Auction in Carrabelle, Apr.
19th at the Castoldi Office Com-
plex. Accepting consignments
nowl Wade Clark Auctions, 904-
229-9282. AB1239, AU 1737AU1743
6te 3/13

AUCTION! Every Fri., 7 p.m. EST.
3/21 Auction includes 24 handmade
Oriental Rugs. Lots of other mer-
chandisel Good consignments wel-
comel Wade Clark Auctions, 904-
229-9282. At Old Port Theatre An-
tique Mallin Port St. Joe. AB1239, AU
1737AU1743, 10% Buyer's Premium





'95 Crown Victoria LX, loaded, garage
kept, low miles, under warranty,
$15,995. 227-1105 daytime, 227-
7287 night. Itc 3/20
1990 Southwind Ford class A motor
home. A-1 condition, 19,000 miles,
call 227-1255. Whirlpool WM like
new, new timer. 227-1255. ltp'3/20
'91 Ford Tempo, auto., 4 door, good
condition, high highway miles, owner.
$2,900 obo. Leave message, 647-
3545. Itc 3/20
1986 Chevrolet van. Call 229-2737 or
639-5352. 2te 3/13
1995 Lincoih Towncar, silver, leather
seats, $19,500. Call 229-2727 days,
639-3600 evenings, tfc 2/27





1985 Whiteline 15'8" with 1985 30 hp
Johnson and aluminum trailer,
$1,800.647-8126. Itp 3/20
16 1/2' Pro-craft bass boat, 120 hp
Johnson motor, 3 batteries, 12-24
trolling motor, new galvanized trailer,
fathom meter, $4,100. 827-8496.
2tc 3/20
14 ft. aluminum boat, 20 hp Evin-
rude, and trailer. 647-3143. 2tp 3/6
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. 7' 6tp2/20





Efficiency apartment, all utilities in-
cluded, 1/2 block from beach. 648-
5033. Itc 3/20
10'x50' mobile home, urfurnislhed, 2
bdrm., two air cond., on quiet lot in
Beacon Hill. Has stove, refrig. & fur-
nace; $300 month includes water.
sewer & lot. Call Mike at 647-3835.
Executive home on golf course, three
bedroom, 2 ba, cen. h&a, $750
month. Call Leonard Costin at 647-
8317. tfc 3/20
Office building,. 301 Reid Ave. Call
227-7547. tfe 3/13
House, 1 block from beach for rent,
also for rent car wash & food busi-
ness located Hwy. 98/41st St. For
more information call 648-3090.
4tc 3/6
One bedroom apartment at $310
month. $250 deposit. Call 229-6527.
tfc 3/6
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. 647-5106. tfc 3/6
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfe 3/6
One and two bedroom apartments, 2
blocks from beach. Call 1-912-246-
1250, ask for Marvin after 8:30 p.m.
Stfc 3/6

Safe 'N Dry Storage
$S25 month
214 3rd St., PSJ, FL
904-229-9000
Climate-controllead no mildew


Storage

Units

229-6200


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Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Afforda-
ble housing for the elderly and the
handicapped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., stove & refrig., fur-
nished, fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.
on site
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
tfe 3/6
UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.,
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets..
FURNISHED
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
*OOne bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
tfe 3/6


For Rent: 517 1/2 4th
St. 2 bdrm. upstairs
apt.. water furnished.
$225 plus deposit. Call
227-5443.
tfr 3/13

Now Open
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner, of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Office: 647-3665
Home: 647-5106

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Garage Sale: Lots of crafts, also furni-
ture and misc. items. Saturday only.,
8 till 3. 723Gulfaire.,D ,
'S "*fa0iWY'&adS'l: vFriday and Satur-
day, at' 1017 Woodward Ave. Tools,
fishing tackle, household items and
much more. Itp 3/20
Yard Sale: Saturday, March 22nd,
8:00 1:00. You name itl 7124 Ameri-
cus Ave., St. Joe Beach. Itp
Yard Sale: 382 Ponderosa Pine Dr.,
Jones Homestead. 3 prom dresses,
treadmill, toys, lots of clothes, etc.
8:00 a.m. Itp
.Garage Sale: Saturday, March 22,
9:00 a.m. 308 Beacon Rd., Gulfaire,
St. Joe Beach. Itp 3/20
Yard Sale: Friday, Mar. 21 and Satur-
day, Mar. 22, 8 a.m. till ? Lamps and
furniture, and other misc. items.
1901 Long Ave. 229-6994.
3 Family Yard Sale, Saturday, March
22, 8 a.m. behind Suwannee Swifty
by Gulfaire at St. Joe Beach.
Two Family Yard Sale. A little of
everything, 222 Nan Nook Rd., off
'19th St., Mexico Beach, Saturday,
Mar. 22, 7 a.m..- 4:30 p.m. CST
Yard Sale Bake Sale Arts & Crafts,
518 8th St., PSJ, Saturday, March
22. All proceeds go to PSJHS track
team, state champs, '94, '95, '96.
Yard Sale: Saturday, Mar. 22, 8 a.m.
until. 525 8th St., Everything goes.
Yard Sale: 6944 Americus St., St. Joe
Beach. Records, books, misc. 9 a.m. -
2 p.m. Friday and Saturday.,
2 Family Garage Sale: Saturday,
March 22, 176 Charles St, White
City.
Yard Sale:. 107 2nd Ave., Oak Grove.
PSJ, Saturday, Mar. 22, 8 till' noon.
Big Barn, Antiques, used furniture,
misc., Hwy. 98, Port St. Joe.




Homemaker Position Open: the gulf
Co: Senior Citizens have a 20 hr. a
week homemaker position open in the
Port St. Joe area. The applicant must
be 60 years of age or older, pass a
physical exam, have reliable transpor-
tation and be income qualified. Appli-
cants can be picked up at our new lo-
cation 120 Library Dr., or you may
call 229-8466 for more information.
We are an equal opportunity employ-
er. tfc 3/20


650 Madison St. $39,900





^Bl^l HANNON
2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Land- 60' x 131 :5' REALTY INC.
SPECIAL FEATURES Comfortable 1 sion irame bungalo". PORT ST JOE
with wood floors, new central heat and air. 2 screened porches, T ST.
ceiling fans throughout, new 12,20 storage building w .lec 227-1450
power. Price includes range, refrig, ceiling ians, blind & new 2
storage bldg


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Truck Driver Must be able to relo-
cate. Must 'have experience in wide
loads. Fax resume to Jeannine, 407-
841-9416. ltc 3/20
Small engine mechanics. Top pay, in-
surance, uniforms, etc. Apply to Bob
Sowell, Sowell Tractor Co., Inc., 2841
Hwy. 77 N., Panama City, FL, 763-
5441. 4tc 3/20


JOB NOTICE: The Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners will accept
applications until 5:00 p.m., E.S.T.
(Friday) March 21, 1997 for the
Courthouse Maintenance Depart-
ment The position is classified as
Maintenance 3 and is an entry level
position. Applications can be obtained
from the Maintenance Department
Monday through Friday from 8:00
a.m. until 5:00 p.m., E.S.T. at the
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth
Street, Port St Joe, Florida. For fur-
ther information ,regarding this posi-
tion, you may contact the Mainte-
nance Department at (904) 229-6251.
Gulf County enforces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is an Equal Op-
portunity/Affirmative Action Employ-
er.
NATHAN PETERS, JR., Chairman
ATTEST:
BENNYC. LISTER, Clerk
2tc 3/13

Farren's Tree Surg. workers wanted.
Daytime 556-6002 or night 962-2805.
3tp 3/13


Part-time ,housekeeper needed- for
summer rentals. Please call Connie at
648-4112. Serious. call only.
Itc 3/20
Experienced housekeepers needed
part-time Saturday only. Paid by the
unit with a potential of making $75-
$100 per day. 8743 Thomas Dr., Pan-
ama City Beach. Call 904,-235-8794.
3tc 3/20


SNeeded Immediately
Aluminum Welders
Ship Fitters
Flux Core Welders
Pipe Fitters
Pipe Welders

Top Pay, Excellent
Benefits
Long Term Opportunities

Experienced Tradesmen
Apply in person at

Eastern Shipbuilding
Group
2200 Nelson Street
Panama City, FL
(904) 763-1900
2te 3/13


The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will accept applica-
tions until 5:00 p.m. EST (Friday),
March 28, 1997, for:
Mosquito Spray .Truck Drivers, (2)
temporary positions, $6.00 per hour.
Position may last up to 6 months, 40
hours or less per week. Applications
may be picked up 7:30 a.m. until
4:00 p.m. EST, Gulf County Mqsquito
Control, 10001 10th St, Port St Joe,
FL 32456. Must have valid Florida
drivers license.
Gulf County enforces a drug-free
workplace policy and is an equal op-
portunity affirmative action employer.
2tc 3/20
Registered Nurse. Gulf County Guid-
ance Clinic, Inc. has an immediate
opening for a 'part-time registered
nurse. Duties include: nursing as-
sessments, interviewing, case man-
agement, providing injections, and as-
sisting the psychiatrist with
medication management. Min. req.:
R.N. degree with an active license and
completion of all HRS screening. Ap-
,ply to: Edwin R. Alles, Exec. Director,
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc.,
311 Williams Ave., Port St. Joe, FL
32456. EOE. Itc 3/20 I

El Governor Motel is now taking ap-
plications for day time bar tenders
and day time food court cashiers. Ap-
ply in person, no phone calls please.
Must be 18 or over and have own
transportation. 2tc 3/13


The Gulf Co. Senior Citizens have
part-time sitter position available un-
der the Senior Companion program.
Applicants must be 60 years old,
have own dependable transportation.
pass a physical and meet income
guidelines. Applications will be ac-
cepted at the Senior Citizens Center
in Port St. Joe until March 31, 1997.
For more information call the Senior
Center at 229-8466. The Senior Citi-
zens are an equal opportunity em-
ployer and funded by the State of
Florida and federal government.
tfc 3/20
The Gulf Co. Senior Citizens have
part-time sitter position available un-
der the Senior Companion program.
Applicants must be 60- years old,
have own dependable transportation,
pass a physical and meet income
guidelines. Applications will be ac-
cepted at the Senior Citizens Center
in Wewahitchka until March 31,
1997. For more information call the
Senior Center at 639-9910. The Sen-
ior Citizens are an equal opportunity
employer and funded by the State of
Florida and federal government
LOOKING for.mature individual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Prnier-
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


T ADES *t:S ERVIC


Furniture Refinishing. Affordable.
References, pick up and delivery. Free
estimates. 227-3268. 4tc 3/20
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. 4tc 2/27


MOWING RAKING WEEDING
EDGING TRIMMING

C.J. 's atwn

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


STUTZMAN ROOFING
RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price"
229-8631
tfc3/6

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


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


SMALL ENGINE

REPAIR

Barfield's 229-2727
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Introducing
Total Pool Maintenance
& Lawn Care Packages
Interior/Ext. Painting
As always call us for your
FREE Estimate.

C s HU .
pressure
cleanin'1
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
INSURANCE FREE ESTIMATES
COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL
BILL WHITE
CHRISMORRISON
647-321,5
348 Santa Anna St.
St. Joe Beach 32456
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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
COINS BY THE BAY1
I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803.
tfc 3/6


BOB'S PAINT &
BODY SHOP '
29 Continuou'RYeari 6
Automotie Body, Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
- FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
'Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
tfc4/6











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

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



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o-0 Commercial
Termite & Pest' Control
* Termite'Treatments Restaurant s Motel
* Flea Control Condominiums
;* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Cqnstruction Sites
S FAMILY OWNED
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
.6 itri


LIC. #RF0051042
RG0051008 ER 0011618
fre JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
Esti tleS PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
MINOR ELECTRICAL
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821

GULF COAST COATINGS
CUSTOM RESIDENTIAL PAINTING
Serving Gulf, Calhoun and Bay Counties
Licensed and Insured Sr. Discounts a Free Estimates
639-3570 fcj/6



TPS, tInc.
(formerly Richard Barfield Roofing)
ROOFING & SHEETMETAL
REPAIR & PATCHING WATERPROOFING
ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
RC #0050793 LICENSED & BONDED
322 LONG AVENUE 229-9585
tfc 3/6



LOANS D I PAWN SHOP
"The Uttle House with the Big Deals"
SComer of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Business: (904) 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9-12


Harmon's Heavy Equipment co.
Specializing in Black Top Soil
BULL DOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS TRACTORS DUMP TRUCKS
648-8924 OR 648-5767 if no answer



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

Free Estimates, Call Anytime 648-8258

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CUSTOM HOME PLANS
(904) 647-3548

Rose Mary Mapel
6240 Hwy. 98 West
Port St. Joe, FL 32456


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



{ B, Pet & Property Tenders N
S Residential & Business Security Checks
Pet Sitting in Your Home
by Joey & Marie Romanelli
904-229-1065
Emergency Maintenance/Pet Care/Property Checks/Vet References


.RATES:.




NOTE: NEW DEADLINE:
TUESDAY AT 11 A.M. ... ..
5for eahadditionalword,:*:**:*.


T.V. 8 V.C.R. Sales 8 Service
Zenith G.E. RCA & Magnavox
Factory Authorized Service
We Service What We Sell
Badcock Home Furnishings Center
310 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
904-2294195


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAR. 20, 1997


HELPI WATED ELP ANTE


Safety, Health & Radiation Protec-
tion Manager: BS degree and 4 to 6
years experience managing Occupa-
tional Safety & Health Administration
(OSHA) and Nuclear Regulatory Com-
mission (NRC) workplace compliance
programs. Must have working knowl-
edge of OSHA and NCRC regulations
and standards plus experience in the
practice of industrial hygiene and.
health physics. ARA is an EEO/AA
employer. M/F/V/H encouraged to
apply. Send resume to: Applied Re-
search Associates, Inc., P. 0. box
40128, Attn: Dr. Richard Brewer,
lyndall AFB, FL 32403 or fax (904)
286-6979. 2tc 3/20


Job Notice: The City of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for the follow-
ing position:
WATER PLANT OPERATOR
$7.94/hour OR
WATER PLANT TRAINEE,
$6.85/hour
Applications and job descriptions may
be picked up and returned to the Mu-
nicipal Building, 305 Fifth St., Port
St. Joe, FL 32456. Application dead-
line is March 28, 1997.
The City of Port St. Joe enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer.


Unique Opportunity Company of-
fers a.license for the exclusive territo-
rial rights to assist in the marketing
of nationally known energy saving
products. No selling ...simply book
.appointments for local company. Join
a growing 150 billion dollar Industry.
Work for yourself, but not by yourself.
Complete company support & train-
ing program with proven results.
Products supported by local TV &
print advertising. Full or part-time.
Small investment required. Call Mr.
Lee at 1-800-476-3246. 3tc 3/13
Laboratory Technician: Two years
post high school experience in a la-
boratory setting with sample and rea-
gent preparation; analytical instru-
mentation operation (GC, HPLC, 1C,
AA); glassware cleaning; microbiology;
and bench-top laboratory methods.
Background in environmental analy-
sis a plus. ARA is an EEO/AA em-
ployer. M/F/V/H encouraged to ap-
ply. Send resume to: Applied
Research Associates, Inc., P. O. box
40128, Attn: Glen McDonald, Tyndall
AFB, FL 32403 or fax (904) 286-6979.
Now accepting applications for cook
and waitress. J. Patrick's, 412 Reid
Ave. 3tp 3/6


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Postal Jobs, $12.68/hr to start, plus
benefits. Carriers, sorters, clerks,
computer trainees. For an application
and exam Information call 1-800-636-
5493, ext. 94. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 7
days. 3tp 3/6
$1,,000's POSSIBLE TYPING. Part
time. At Home. Toll Free (1) 800-218-
9000, ext. T-9513 for listings.
4tp 3/20

Applications available
for apprenticeship
program with Pipefitters
and Plumbers, Local
Union No. 229. Inquire at
3601 E. 11th St. in
Panama City. For more
information


call 785-7663. .Mobile home for sale, 2 bedroom, 2
.bath. Call Howard at 639-3755.
-.. ,ltc 3/20
St. Joseph Bay Country Club has a .95 Dutchman popup camper, with
301-40 hr. per week position available air condo. 904-647-3242. 2t 3/13
in pro shop. Weekends often required.:..
Cash register knowledge a must. Ap-.. 14'x80' mobile home, 3 bdrm., 2 ba.
plications can be placed with bookb .Ic"u Electric frig., gas stove, and 2 ceiling
keeper Mon.-Fri. 2tc 3/13 fans. NO EQUITY. Take over pay-
ments. Call Willie 648-4110.


PAGE 6B


TRDS&SRIE


"You Supply the Paint, You Name
Your Price, I will Paint Your House".
Job Guaranteed. References. Call
Mark at 229-1045. 3tp 3/13


QUALITY

STUCCO
WORK
Interior & Exterior
Simulated Brick
Custom Bands & Coins
No Styrofoam, Just Real"
Stucco
Call:
Tim 229-8588
Lew- 639-3058

Painting by,: DeGraff


TRAVIS WILLIAMS
S; ... ..229-8587 or 229-6189
Williams Lawn Service
Providing affordable lawn service to all
of Gulf County and Mexico Beach
FREE ESTIMATES tfo /13


Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Lie. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
Mobile 899-0219 or 899-0218
tfre 1/


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Wood Floor
Refinishing
Make those old wood floors
look like new. Don't replace -
Refinish!
Call Circle S Enterprise
827-6828, ask for Dusty


STUMP GRINDING
Average Stump $10.00
1-800-628-8733
A-1 Tree Sevice & Stump Grinding
'Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
tfc4/6


AVon

Catherine L. Collier
Independent Sales Represejitative
211 Alen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
(904) 229-6460

SResidential Custom Wood
SCommercial Industrial
A & R Fence:
Fa .duf ead Caaerte Wor
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 1904) 647-4047


RF #0066770 6tp 1/23
Plumbing Repairs
Roger Stokes
647-3328
NEW CONSTRUCTION
ni.


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. 2/20


Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

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

A/C, Heating, Refrigeration, and Ice
Machine (Sales/Servicel
SVentilation Sheet Metal Fab. Natural
"Gas & Electrical, Equipment Contractor.
Harden *.

Service Co.
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
State Mech. #RM0066465
h 9 0465 Ernie "Cooter" Harden/Owner
Phone 904-639-2454 Cel. Ph. #227-5036 tfc3/6


in- n THE CABINET
SHOPPE
Custom Kitchen and Bath
Jeff Powell, Owner
580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (904) 648-4088




I.R's Electric

New Construction, Remodeling,
Additions Service Upgrades
No Job Too Small Give Us A Call!
Insured & -442JOHN R.
Licensed 6 8 STOMP
ER0014030 8tc 1-17-97


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



Motley's Pressure

Cleaning




Houses, Driveways, Patios,
Sidewalks, Mobile Homes,
RV's

SONYA MOTLEY
227-6557
647-3212
(Leave Message) ..-, .
S- i -)'; -;fac:12/2:


House Doctor
If something on your home
Constructionally gets sick, I am
your man. Emergency Specialist.
Call Anytime, 24 hrs. 227-3850,
Dave, Indian Pass. tp 32o


A! OIL 8
MUFFLER SERVICE
rl'" HOURS:
Monday Friday, 9-6
Saturday 8-5 CST
COMPLETE OIL CHANGE

S$1 8.95 plus tax
COMPLETE MUFFLER
SERVICE
We Custom Bend Pipe for You.
Offering Complete
Outboard Motor Repair.
Owned & Operated by Danny Clayton
133 S. 2nd St. Wewa
S639-4174 or 639-4175
Stfc 2/6


St. Joe Glass & Mirror
202-B Hwy. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 227-3885
Mirrors Plex-Glass Furniture Tops Desk Tops
Residential Commercial Industrial Shower Doors
Boat Glass' Heavy Equipment Glass ow20


;P~e Heating & Cooling
LICENSED INSURE' SALES AND SERVICE
A/C Heating Ice.Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
State Uc, RA0064 229-COOL


Williamson's s, Lc j307
Well Drilling & Pump Service

Croska Williamson P. O. Box 1173
639-2548 Wewahitchka, FL 32465


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



EXCELL HQME & AUTO

LAWN CARE HOME REPAIR & MAINTENANCE
AUTO REPAIR & MAINTENANCE
OTHER MISC. & GENERAL OFFICE WORK
647-3223 OR 229-2572
4tp 3/2097



MR. MILDEW REMOVER
EXTERIOR CLEANING, Exterior 8 Interior Painting
Mildew Removal by Chemical Treatment
Tony Thompson
Thompson Cleaning Service
653-3560 located in Apalachicola
tfc 3/13





RESIDENCE OFFICE CONSTRUCTION
Honest, Dependable, Reasonable
References
904-653-9760, Mary Vause
Leave Message
tfo 3/13


123 Gulf Street, $79,900




SHANNON
REALTY INC.
3 Be r.wr 2BiTh. L.ard. 2 2,:., ilu i PORT ST. JOE
SPECIAL FZATUREii.S: .Atr e .e I sT.r concrete. h home r. p.. r ra r I
block fromhe hbeIih Rerr-.deled wth ne %wl ne.% vind.i r n hoI i-iicr 227-1450
heater.Enclosed pc.rch bad.1 ded, ceorrl hr.it'ia,r MKrster bedr.n.m .itt ll n
bath. Living mom hi- t rber-rype ? crpr and rri)k hihrr.g Pnci inliuJ, .
refrigerator, sto\e, dishwasher rcarpr, c. ~,i Iir.s.


012 Long Ave. -New Price $69,900




HANNON
REALTY INC.
4 bedroom 2bith Land crePORT JO
SPECIAL FEATRrES Inground pcol ceramn.c l surround TuIo Ljrcs P T J
completely lened w/gales Parially c...mpleted rcuiljr dnie Cenrral heal &
air Spaa.ous co enrd pith Inlec.r needs to be remodeled A Ir Iti. 227-1450
upper' and good mLieirmen rnce inludes ,ange ig.l rei0 ng rnc bh.ood,
dishwa~her, cedmig; ns blnds.




HOUSE FOR SALE


2 bedrdoom,i bath e central

heat/air, 1,250 sq. ft. living

area, 508 8th Street,

Port St. Joe, FL


$49,500


Mon. Fri., 9:00 AM 5:00 PM (EST)


(904) 227-1416




Fantasy Properties, Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 'Eoe
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478
NEW LISTINGS:
GULF FRONT 117-D S. 38th St. Beautiful furnished 2 bd.,
2.5 ba. townhome, close to pier. Cen. h/a, stove, ref., dishwasher,
washer/dryer. Great rental potential or for your own pleasure.
$147,900.
GULF FRONT 378 Gulf Pines Dr., Gulf Pines Subd., One
of the finest Gulf front homes in the area. Gorgeous 5 bedroom, two
bath, with many amenities, including elec. storm shutters, irrigation
system, custom counter tops, 12' ceilings, glass block in master
bath, extensive decking, boardwalk 'to the beach, fireplace. The
nicely landscaped home has a wrap around porch, sundeck with
sunbrella, and a screened porch. Comes with refrigerator, stove,
dishwasher, satellite dish and window treatments. Located on
almost 1 acre. $489,900.
Mexico Beach 220 Nan Nook St. Beautiful & comfortable 4
bd., 2 ba. brick home. Could be 2 br, 1 ba, with adjoining mother-in-
law living 1 bd., 1 ba. Liv. rm. has gas log fireplace. Carpet/vinyl,
electric stove, refrig., washer/dryer, ceiling fans, ch/a. Outside pri-
vate jacuzzi. Great 3 car separate garage. On 2 nice lots in quiet
neighborhood. $150,000.
ST. JOSEPH SHORES 151, 155, 159 Beach St. Each cot-
tage has 1 br, 1 ba., CH/A, refrigerator, stove. Short walk to beach.
Great hide-away or rental investment. $35,000 each.
LOTS
Mexico Beach
410, 412, 414 Colorado Dr. 100'x158.33' each Lot 12, 14, 16,
Block B, Unit 14. $24,900 each. Owner financing, with 20% down.
10% 10 years.
420 Colorado Dr. 100'x158.33' Lot 22, BIk B, Unit 14. $26,900,
Owner financing, with 20% down, 10% 10 years.
413, 415 Fifth St. 100'x158.33' Lot 13, 15, Blk A, Unit 14.
$27,900 each. Owner financing, with 20% down, 10% 10 years.
ST. JOSEPH SHORES
Beach St. Large lot in back $16,000.
St. Joseph Ave. Large triangular lot. $16,000.

JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor
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Portab/e Weld/n
Have Welder Will Travel
For All Your Welding Needs Including Aluminum &.Stainless
lowest Prices in Town
Boat Trailers Hitches Trucks Etc.
(904) 64 -5994 Mexco Beach, Ft
2/6


Electric hospital bed, $250, refrigera-
tor, $75. Call 827-7431. Itc 3/20
Attentionll Turn key operation for
sale. Very low investment and financ-
ing available for health conscious in-
dividual. Clientele established and
growing. Management position availa-
ble. Contact Paul at 227-7116.
U Pick Strawberries, Sweatmore
Ranch, located 16 miles from Panama
City Mall, off Hwy. 231 on Veal Rd.,
904-722-4819. 6tc 3/20
Windsurfer, new sail. Call 647-5142.
Itp 3/30
Bi Barn supports our mill workers,
telephone co. workers, railroad
workers, woodland and local mer-
chants & families. ltp 3/20
.Size 8 prom dress, lavender, peacock
sequins, worn once. Paid $350, ask-
ng $150. Size 8 black sequin prom
dress. 827-2343 or 827-8429.


Moving: Must sell-sofa, loveseat,
dark rattan trim, glass top dark rat-
tan coffee table, 2 end tables, 2 swivel
rocker recliners, 1 maple twin bed w/
mattress boxspring & night stand, 1
end table, all in excel, cond. Call 229-
2717. 2tc 3/13
Marine dock and seawall pumps. Call
for information. Captain bed $50; sofa
sleeper $25, fireplace tool set $15.
227-7388. tfc 3/6
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 it! Expert work
and nothing less at rock bottom pric-
es. Be glad to show you what I've
done 647-3452. THE HOUSE DOC-
TORS. tfc 3/6

Port St. Joe Lodge No. 111
Reg. Stated Communication
1st and 3rd Thursday of each
month, 8:00 p.m.,Masoniq Hall,
214 Reid Ave.
Richard Robinson, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.
1st & 3rd weeks -Dec.


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Weed 8 Feed Time

Barfield's

229-2727
2lc 3/13

No payment no interest
until July 1997
ST. JOE RENT-ALL
706 Ist St. 227-2112
White Snapper Stihl Echo
Outdoor power Products

ERAe*
NEUBAUER
REAL ESTATE,
INC.

WILLIAM WHITTINGTON
REALTOR
For all your real estate
needs in or around the Bay
County area, please call me at
904-785-1551
1-800-476-6382
9tp 1/30


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAR. 20, 1997 PAGE 7B


I i u t S G u f C u n y C o m ss o


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
FEBRUARY 5, 1997
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox, John
Stanley, Jr., Billy E. Traylor, and Warren J.
Yeager, Jr. Others present were: County
Attorney Tim McFarland, Clerk Benny C.
Lister, Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore, Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
Administrator/Emergency Management
Director Lany Wells, .Building Inspector
Richard Combs, Mosquito Control Director
/ Paul Wood, Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford, and Deputy Sheriff Wayne
Forehand.
The meeting came to order at 5:01
p.m., E.S.T.
1995 ROAD PAVING CONTRACT
INVOICE C. W. ROBERTS CONTRACT-
ING-Upon motion by Commissioner
Stanley, second by Commissioner Yeager,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
payment of invoice #3 from C. W. Roberts
Contracting, in the amount of $13,585.00,
for work done on the 1995 Road Paving
Program (to be paid from Secondary Road &
Bridge Funds). ,
CAPE SAN BLAS PIER (PHASE I)
INVOICE / F.R.D.A.P. GRANT-Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved payment of an
invoice from Southern Champion
Construction (Bid #9596-47), in the
amount of $7,934.38, for materials for the
Cape San Blas Pier project (to be paid from
F.R.D.A.P. Grant Funds).
GENERATOR COURTHOUSE /
BUDGET AMENDMENT-The Board,
Emergency Management Director Wells,
and Chief Administrator Butler discussed
the square footage which would be allowed
by the State in determining how much
Emergency Management can contribute to
Sthe cost of the new generator. After discus-
sion, Commissioner Traylor moved to
amend the General Fund budget by
increasing County Courthouse Equipment
and decreasing Reserve for Contingencies
to pay Higgins Electric invoice #SC908501,
in the amount of $40,000.00. with the
Board to make-a decision regarding total
payment (between Emergency Management
and Courthouse Maintenance) for the new
generator at their next meeting.
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
PLANNING- & DEVELOPMENT
REVIEW BOARD-Upon motion by
Commissioner Stanley, second by
Commissioner Traylbr, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the following rec-
ommendations made by the P.D.R. Board at
their meeting on January 27, 1997:
(1) Deny a variance request from Jeannette
Stepp to place two (2) houses closer to
each other than allowed by the County's
Land Development Regulations and to
place one of the two (2) houses into the
required street side setback.
(2) Approve a preliminary plat request from
the Dalkeith Recreation Association for
a 25 unit subdivision at the intersection
of Willis Landing Road and Bryant's
Landing Road.
RESOLUTION #97-2 / ENTER-
PRISE ZONE-Attorney McFarland read a
proposed resolution requesting that the
State Legislature allow State Enterprise
Zone Development-Agencies to revise the
boundary lines for their respective pro-
grams. Commissioner Knox moved to adopt
the resolution, and Commissioner Yeager
seconded the motion. After discussion
regarding the need to "re-draw" certain
lines in Gulf County to allow for the inclu-
) sion of businesses juSt outside of the
Highland View limits, the motion passed
unanimously.
RESOLUTION #97-02
A COPY OF THE RESOLUTION IN ITS
ENIRETY IS ON FILE IN THE CLERKS
OFFICE.
PROPOSALS / CHANGE ORDERS -
ADMINISTRATION BLDG. (BID #9596-
40)-Chief Administrator Butler presented
proposals from Fisher Construction in the
amounts of $2,400.00 (plumbing) and
$19,600.00 (brick and stucco). Upon dis-
cussion that the cost for the brick and stuc-
co may be paid from grant funds (Hazard
Mitigation C.D.B.G.) and that the price
quoted is reasonable, Commissioner Yeager
moved to accept these proposals as change
orders (#2 & #3) to the contract on the
administration building (Bid #9596-40),
and Commissioner Knox seconded the
motion for discussion. After discussion
regarding the total cost of this project (will
be approximately $150,000.00), the motion
passed 4 to 1, with Commissioner Traylor
abstaining due to his personal business
relationship with Fisher Construction.
ENFORCEMENT DENIED VARI-
ANCE REQUEST (ANDREWS / HAR-
NEY)-Upon motion by Commissioner
Knox, second by Commissioner Yeager, and
unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
extend the deadline given to Ms Andrews
and Ms. Harney to comply uih the
County's regulations regarding elevation of
their mobile home in White City for a peri-
od of 60 days, contingent on Ms. Harney
signing an agreement that no one will occu-
py the mobile home until it is brought into
compliance and the County will not be
liable during the 60-day period (if the agree-
ment is broken, a citation will be issued
starting from February 8, 1997). -
COUNTY DEPARTMENTS / BOARD
POLICIES:
ROAD ACCEPTANCE
Commissioner Traylor discussed the
possibility of the County changing their
road acceptance policy to allow for the
acceptance of a road if the district can
afford to maintain it. Upon inquiry,
Attorney McFarland discussed limited
maintenance agreements and public dedi-
cations.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Stanley, second by Commissioner Yeager,
and unanimous vote, the meeting recessed
at 5:59 p.m., E.S.T.
The meeting reconvened'at 8:34 p.m.,
E.S.T. with the following members present:
Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox, John
Stanley, Jr., Billy E. Traylor, ard Warren J.
Yeager, Jr. Others present were; County
Attorney Tim McFarland, Chief Deputy
Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham, Deputy
Clerk Towan McLemore, Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wibberg, and Deputy
Sheriff Wayne Forehand.
ROAD ACCEPTANCE
Upon further discussion about road
acceptance policies, the Board requested
that Attorney McFarland draft a proposed
limited maintenance agreement for the
Board's review at their next regular meet-
ing.
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complete, Commissioner Yeager withdrew
his second and Commissioner Traylor with-
drew his motion. Commissioner Stanley
then moved for the County to repair drive-
ways only (discontinue dirt hauling), and
Commissioner Knox seconded the motion.
Upon inquiry, Commissioner Stanley
included in his motion that the requests for
dirt on the lists at the Road Department
and Mosquito Control Department be
included in his motion (the County will
repair the driveways, if needed, but will not
haul loads of dirt). Commissioner Knox's
second remained, and the motion passed
unanimously.
CULVERT INSTALLATION
After discussion that the County has
to use 2 employees and 2 pieces of equip-
ment for each culvert installation,
Commissioner Yeager discussed the possi-
bility of the County issuing permits and col-
lecting permit fees for installation of cul-
verts (the Road Department would still be
responsible for inspection even if a private
company installed the culvert).
Commissioner Traylor then moved for the
County to charge a permit fee of $100.00
for culverts which are 20 feet or less, and
$150.00 for culverts which are 21-40 feet,
effective March 1, 1997 (the County will
install the culvert or if a private company
installs the culvert the permit fee is due
because the County must still inspect it).
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion,
and after discussion about obtaining a price
for a packing machine, the motion passed
unanimously.
ADVERTISE FOR DUMP TRUCK / ROAD
DEPARTMENT INVENTORY
After discussion about converting one
dump truck into a "pull" truck and trans-
ferring a Mack dump truck to the Mosquito
Control Department, Commissioner Traylor
moved to advertise to receive sealed bids for
a new dump truck for the Road
Department. Commissioner Yeager second-
ed the motion, and it passed unanimously.
COUNTY SWA-CARS / SOLID WASTE
Upon discussion about Department of
Transportation requirements regarding the
hauling of swa-cars and about the work-
involved in sorting the garbage when pri-
vate use of swa-cars is allowed, the Board
agreed to bring a couple of the swa-cars up
to D.O.T. standards for emergency use only.
'Commissioner Yeager then moved to dis-
continue private use of the swa-cars (due to
orders from D.O.T.). Commissioner Stanley
seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
There being no further business, and
upon motion by Commissioner Stanley,
second by Commissioner Yeager, and unan-
imous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
9:40
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
FEBRUARY 11, 1997
PUBLIC HEARING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox, John
Stanley, Jr., Billy E. Traylor. and Warren J,
Yeager, Jr. Others present were: County
Attorney Tim McFarland, Clerk Benny C.
Lister, Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore, Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
Administrator/Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells, Solid Waste Director
Joe Danford, and South Gulf County
B.M.S. Director Shane McGuffin.
The meeting came to order at 5:48
p.m., E.S.T.
'PUBLIC HEARING HAZARD MITI-
GATION C.D.B.G. (HURRICANE OPAL)-
Emergency Management Director Wells
reported that the purpose ofthis meeting is
to receive public input regarding use of a
Hazard Mitigation C.D.B.G. which is avail-
able to Gulf County (From Hurricane Opal).
Upon request for public input, none was
received. There being no comment,
Emergency Management Director Wells rec-
ommended that this grant ($100,000.00) be
used to "harden" the new administration
building as It will be used as the Emergency
Management headquarters and Emergency
Operations Center during disasters. Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager. second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed.to utilize this grant
for the administration building
($100,000.00, less 18% in grant adminis-
tration fees).
There being no further business, and
upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Stanley, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
5:50 p.m., E.S.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
FEBRUARY 11, 1997
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular
session with the following members pre-
.sent: Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. and
Commissioners Tommy. Knox, John
Stanley, Jr., Billy E. Traylor, and Warren J.
Yeager, Jr. Others present were: County
Attorney Tim McFailand, Clerk Benny C.
Lister, Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore, Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
Administrator/Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells, Building Inspector
Richard Combs, Road Superintendent Bob
Lester, Solid Waste Director Joe Danford,
South Gulf County E.M.S. Director Shane
McGuffln, Veterans' Service Officer/S.H.I:P.
Administrator Bo Williams, and Sheriffs
Department Captain Joe Nugent.
The meeting came to order at 6:04
p.m., E.S.T.
Administrator Wells opened the meet-
ing with prayer, and Chairman Peters led
the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion
by Commissioner- Stanley, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the Consent
Agenda, as follows:
1) Minutes January 28, 1997 Workshop
-January 28, 1997 Regular Meeting
2) Inventory Highland View Fire Depart-
ment (Item #160-29, Asset #969 Return to
BCC)
3) Invoice Attorney Barbara Sanders -
Legal Services (#674 $114.00 pay from
Co. Attorney: Prof. Serv.)


Health Care Responsibility Act'
(Jenkins #96234-00002 $3,930.92 &
#96254-00157 $94.30 / Miller #96267-
00260 $333.60 & #96275-00342 *
$94.30/ Driggers #96282-00157 *
$94.30/ to be paid from H.C.R.A.: Indigent)
Medicaid (October, 1996 $12,450.74/
November, 1996 $7,433.91 / December,
1996 $14,643,16 / to be paid from
Welfare: Medicaid)
Preble-Rish, Inc. C30A Culvert
Replacement (#60822 $900.00 to be paid
from 1995 Road Bond Funds)
Preble-Rlah, Inc. Administration
Building (#60821 $1,600.00 to be paid


from BCC: Prof. Serv.- Engineering)
4) Proposal Preble-Rish, Inc. Indian Pass
Boat Ramp Project ($1,500.00 to be paid
from Florida Boating Improvement Funds)
5) Resolution 1997 Community Services
Block Grant Application:
RESOLUTION #97-03
The 1997 Community Services Block Grant
for Gulf County was unanimously approved
in an open session of our regularly sched-
uled County Commission Meeting on
February 11, 1997.
6) New Road Name Rudy's Blaze (4400
block off of N. Highway 71)
RECEIVE BIDS GRASS MOWING/
COUNTY R-O-W (BID #9796-11)-
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed
bids (#9697-11) from individuals interested
in providing mowing services on the right
of-ways in Gulf County, the following bids
were received: C. R. Smith & Son, Inc.
$40,000.00; Horticultural Industries, Inc.
$63,005.00.
The Board tabled the bids for review
and recommendation by Chief
Administrator Butler and Road
Superintendent Lester.
RECEIVE BIDS TIRE DISPOSAL
(BID #9697-12)-Pursuant to advertise-
*ment to receive sealed bids (#9697-12) from
individuals interested in providing tire dis-
posal services for Gulf County, the following
bid was received: Cumbaa Enterprises,
$85.00 per ton (De-rimming at $3.00 per
regular tire, $7.00 per truck tire, and
$35.00 per "off road" tire 3-year contract)
The Board tabled the bid for review'
and recommendation by Chief
Administrator Butler and Solid Waste
Director Danford.
INVOICE UNEMPLOYMENT COM-
PENSATION / MOSQUITO CONTROL
EMPLOYEES-Clerk Lister presented an
invoice, in the amount of $1,064.83, for
Unemployment Compensation on Peggy J.
Miller ($990.00) and Roy L. Causey
($74.83). Commissioner Yeager moved to
pay the invoice, and Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion for discussion. After
discussion about the possibility of the mos-
quito spraying position being changed to
full-time (Chief Administrator "Butler to
check into this matter), the motion passed
unanimously.
FEDERAL LAWSUIT GULF COUN-
TY/ SHERIFF /AL HARRISON-Attorney
McFarland reported that the Attorney for
Florida League of Cities will be handling the
Federal Lawsuit filed by Bille Joe.,Byrd
(against the Gulf County Sheriffs
Department, Al Harrison, and Gulf County).
LEGISLATION / COURT-RELATED
EXPENSES-Attorney McFarland reported
on proposed legislation which would pro-
vide assistance in paying Public Defender,
State Attorney, and other Court-related
expenses.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY-
Attorney McFarland presented a proposed
sexual harassment policy to the Board for
their review.
AWARD BID (#9697-12) TIRE
DISPOSAL-Upon recommendation by
Solid Waste Director Danford,
Commissioner Traylor moved to award Bid
#9796-12 to Cumbaa Enterprises, at the
rate of $85.00 per ton (plus de-rimming
costs;at the rate of $3.00 each for regular
tires, $7.00 each for truck tires, and $35.00
each for. "off road" tires 3-year contract).
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously. Upon inquiry,
Solid Waste Director Danford reported that
the costs will be paid from Waste Tire grant
funds. .
AMBULANCE RE-CHASSIS (BID
#9697-04) / SOUTH GULF COUNTY
E.M.S.-Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Stanley,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved a
request from South Gulf County E.M.S.
DirectorMcGuffin to accept an XL chassis
from Excellance, Inc., instead of an XLT
chassis (there will be no power windows or
door' locks, -but the County will receive a
S$900.00 discount and will receive the truck
"'a month sooner).
VETERANS' SERVICE OFFICE-
Veterans' Service Officer Williams reported
on legislation signed by the President in
October, stating that Veterans with a 10%
disability are now eligible to receive glasses
and hearing aids.
UNION / COUNTY EMPLOYEES-
Administrator Wells reported on the
progress of the Petition to De-certify the
Union.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
FUNDING/TRAVEL-Emergency
Management Director Wells reported on a
meeting to be held in Orlando on February
25th, where there will be discussion about
the State's Intent to change the Emergency
Management funding policy to allow for it to
be based on County population (Gulf
County's funding would be less). Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Stanley,' and unanimous
vote, the Board approved for County per-
sonnel to attend this meeting.
COURTHOUSE GENERATOR/
BUDGET AMENDMENT-Emergency
Management Director Wells presented a
new breakdown of the proposed square-
footage of space which is used for
Emergency Management purposes for pay-
ment of the new generator (56,333 sq. ft. X
32%), stating that it adds up to $17,818.24.
Chairman Peters passed the Chair to Vice
Chairman Yeager, and moved to pay
$17,818.24 from Emergency Management
toward the cost of the new generator.
Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
Chairman Yeager returned the Chair to
Commissioner Peters. Commissioner
Traylor then moved to reverse the budget
amendment made on February 5th, and
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion.
After discussion that only $27,500.00 was
budgeted in County Courthouse
Maintenance for the generator,
Commissioner Yeager withdrew his second
and Commissioner Traylor withdrew his
motion. Commissioner Traylor then moved
to amend the budget to return the unneed-
ed funds (from the February 5th budget
amendment) back to Reserve for
Contingencies. Commissioner Yeager sec-
onded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
GENERAL FUND
Increase: Reserve for Contingencies,
$29,636.00;
Decrease: County Courthouse Equipment
$29,636.00.
(Total Generator Cost $55,682.00:
$27,500.00 County Courthouse Mainten-
ance: New Equipment, $17,818.24 -
Emergency Management: New Equipment,
$10,363.76 County Courthouse: Equip-
ment)
1995 ROAD BOND PAVING PRO-
GRAM-Bill Kennedy, of Preble-Rish, Inc.,
reported on a meeting held with Panhandle
Grading & Paving, stating that the contrac-
tor will be correcting the problems on vari-
ous roads and will make sure that a techni-
clan is on site for the new paving.


COUNTY ROAD C30E PAVING /
STATE D.O.T.-Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Yeager, Bill Kennedy report-
ed that he has not received any correspon-
dence 'from the Department of
Transportation, but he will contact them to
request that they pave C30E in the
Stumphole area.
FAULTY' CONTRACTING-Sheriffs
Department Captain Nugent reported on
asphalt companies (individuals) who have
been doing faulty asphalt work in Gulf
County, and there is no way to regulate
them because they are not required to have
a contractor's license and the County does
not require an occupational license. After
discussion, Attorney McFarland stated that
the County could begin requiring an occu-
pational license or the companies/individu-
als can be reported to the Department of
Consumer Services (under the Department


of Agriculture).
PROPOSED ORDINANCE MOBILE
HOMES-Attorney McFarland read the title
of a proposed ordinance regarding the
placement of mobile homes, recreational
vehicles, and modular homes in Gulf
County. After discussion about deleting
recreational vehicles, and upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to advertise to hold
public hearings to consider adoption of the
ordinance.
R-O-W GRASS MOWING (BID
09697-11)-After discussion about obtain-
ing a site by site breakdown from C. R.
Smith & Son and that the costs for this pro-
ject would be paid from both the Road
Department and Mosquito Control budgets,
Commissioner Yeager moved to table these
bids until the next regular meeting.
Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
ROAD STRIPING 1995 ROAD
BOND PROGRAM-Road Superintendent
Lester discussed complaints he has
received regarding striping of the new
roads, and Chief Administrator Butler
reported that Panhandle Grading & Paving
was to begin the striping on February 10th,
but was delayed due to rain. He stated that
he will contact them to have them proceed
with the striping.
FILL DIRT-Upon request "by
Commissioner Yeager for the Road
Department to dump 3 loads of sandy clay
material at the Mosquito Control
Department, Road Superintendent Lester
reported that several loads were dumped
near the dog pound today.
ANIMAL CONTROL FACILITY-
Laura Rogers appeared before the Board to
discuss her concern regarding the need for
a new animal control 'facility, stating that
there are many concerned citizens who
would work with the County on this project.
After discussion about the present facility,
Commissioner Stanley reported that he and
Chief Administrator Butler visited the Bay
County Humane Society and will be visiting
the site In Leon County. Upon discussion of
the need for a central location and about
participation by the City of Wewahitchka,
Commissioner Stanley requested that Ms.
Rogers appear before the Wewahitchka City
Commissioners to request their participa-
tion.
ROAD MAINTENANCE / DAM-
AGE-Chief Administrator Butler reported
on the meeting regarding the damage being
done to County roads by heavy trucks; stat-
ing that the City of Port St. Joe has a long- -
term contract with the Department of
Environmental Protection to haul materials
to the field down the Luke Ford Road (C. R.
Smith maintains the road beyond the gate).
He further discussed the possibility of hav-
ing the City of Port St. Joe assist the County
' n obtaining material to surface the road
(milled asphalt, crushed shells, etc.) or as a
last resort the County could place weight
limitations on the road. The Board agreed
for Chief Administrator Butler to contact
the City of Port St. Joe for their assistance
in obtaining material for the road.
CULVERT INSTALLATION / PER-
MITS-Upon inquiry, the Board agreed to
issue permits from the Planning & Building
Department in Port St. Joe and from the
Road Department in Wewahitchka (the
Road Department would contact the-
Planning & Building Department prior to
issuing a permit). Chief Administrator
Butler reported that he will get The Star to
print the permits.
MEDICAL EXAMINER CONTRACT/
CALHOUN COUNTY-Upon discussion by
Chief Administrator Butler about a letter
regarding Calhoun County's interest in
being allowed to re-enter the Medical
Examiner's contract, the Board agreed to
send a letter stating that Gulf County has
no objection.
PROPERTY DAMAGE COUNTY
ROAD 386-Upon discussion by
Commissioner Butler about a letter from
Lyle Akce-regardiig ddaige done' -tb hig.
dump truck on County Road 386 due to the
poor condition of the road Attorney
McFarland inquired about the County's
insurance deductible and about a police
report. After further discussion, the Board
directed Chief Administrator Butler to send
a letter to Mr. Ake, requesting that he send
the Board a copy of the police report.
COMMITTEE ARTIFICIAL REEF
.PROJECT-Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Stanley,
and unanimous vote, the Board appointed
the following members to the Gulf County
Artificial Reef-Committee: Bill Kennedy,
Philip Jones, Crawford Jackson, Eugene
Raffield, Charles Costin, Ron Morrow, Boyd
Pickett, Dusty May, Danny Tankersley.
".! SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT RADIOS
/$12.50 SURCHARGE FUNDS-Upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board amended their previous motion
regarding payment to the Sheriffs
Department (8- 1.80) for 2 radios for patrol
cars from the S12 50 Moving Violation
Surcharge Funds, to pay this amount to the
Sheriffs Department as soon as the funds
are available.
S.H.I.P. Administrator Williams
reported that the annual allocation for Gulf
County will increase to $350,000.00 if
approved by the Legislature, and there will
be several changes made regarding the pro-
gram (reporting, etc.). The Board agreed to
hold a workshop next week to discuss the
program changes.
INVOICE 1995 ROAD BOND
PAVING PROGRAM-Chief Administrator
Butler presented an invoice from Panhandle
Grading & Paving, in the amount of
$276,735.15. The Board discussed the poor
condition of certain roads that have been
paved. After discussion that Borders Road
has been deleted from the invoice and
about the Engineers approving the invoice,
the Board agreed to table the invoice until
the next meeting.
INVOICE 1995 ROAD PAVING
PROGRAM-Chief Administrator Butler'
reported that he has an invoice from C. W.
Roberts Contracting, in the amount of
$71,894.00, that he has not checked. The
Board tabled the invoice for inspection by
Chief Administrator Butler.
POLICY SICK LEAVE / OVER-
TIME SALARIED EMPLOYEES-Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to adopt a policy that
all salaried employees are to work a 40-
hbur week (2,080 hours per year), and shall
get 8 hours of sick leave per pay period and
be paid overtime accordingly.
The meeting recessed at 7:35 p.m.,
E.S.T.
The meeting reconvened at 7:52 p.m.,
E.S.T.
,WORKSHOP FLORIDA COUNTIES
FOUNDATION-Chairman Peters passed
the Chair to Vice Chairman Yeager, and
moved to approve for the Commissioners to
attend a Florida Counties Foundation


Budget/Finance workshop in Chipley on
March 7th. Commissioner Stanley second-
ed the motion, and it passed unanimously.
Chairman Yeager returned the Chair to
Commissioner Peters.
WORKSHOP GULF CORRECTION-
AL INSTITUTION-Chairman Peters
reminded everyone about the workshop
with Mr. Henry Alford, Superintendent of
Gulf Correctional Institution, on February
12, 1997 at 5:00 p.m., E.S.T. in the Board
room.
COUNTY GRANTS-Upon request by
Commissioner Stanley for the Chief
Administrator's Office to contact Mindy
Collier (Florida Counties Foundation)
regarding grantsthat may be available to
the County, Administrative Assistant
Wibberg reported that she has contacted
Ms. Collier and the grant information has
already been submitted to the County.
OUTDOOR LIGHT HOWARD


CREEK-Upon request by Commissioner
Stanley, the Board agreed to send a letter to
Roy Barnes, of, Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative, thanking them for installing
the outdoor light at Howard Creek.
HANDICAPPED PARKING SPACES
OLD GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE-
Upon discussion by Commissioner Stanley,
the Board agreed for him and
Commissioner Traylor to proceed with
changing some of the Department of H.R.S.
parking spaces (near the door to the Old
Gulf County Courthouse) into handicapped
parking spaces.
AMERICAN RED CROSS-Commis-
sioner Stanley reported on a visit from Ken
Jarmin, Executive Director of the
i Panhandle Chapter of the American Red
Cross, stating that they are considering the
possibility of having a part time office in
Gulf County.
ROAD MAINTENANCE HOWARD
CREEK-Commissioner Stanley reported
on 3 complaints received regarding the
shoulder work on roads in Howard Creek.
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS'
WORKSHOP-Commissioner Stanley
thanked the Board for the opportunity to
attend the County Commissioners' work-
shop in Destin
ABANDONED TRAILER / COUNTY
RIGHT-OF-WAY-Commissioner Traylor
discussed a trailer that was left on the
County's right-of-way several months ago
(which has now been moved to the Road
Department), and upon his inquiry,
Attorney McFarland stated that the County
should attempt to have the owner of the
trailer buy it out of storage (collect on a lien
only as a last resort).
ROAD WORK CSOE-Upon inquiry
by Commissioner Yeager, Road
Superintendent Lester reported on the Road
Department's progress in repairing the road
shoulders on County Road 30E.
DITCH DRAINAGE- / HOWARD
CREEK-Commissioner Yeager requested
that Commissioner Stanley check on a
problem with ditch/culvert drainage near
John Odom's house in Howard Creek.
PROPERTY ACQUISITION / CAPE
SAN BLAST LIGHTHOUSE-Upon request
by Commissioner Yeager. the Board agreed
to submit a letter to the Coast Guard in an
attempt to obtain the Cape San Bias
Lighthouse property.
OUTDOOR LIGHTS GARRISON
AVENUE-The Board agreed to send a let-
ter to Florida Power Corporation, requesting
the installation of outdoor lights for the new
walking track on Garrison Avenue.
A.R.P.C. / TRANSPORTATION DIS-
ADVANTAGED COORDINATING BOARD
-Chairman Peters reported that due to a
conflict of interest, Commissioner Stanley
will be unable to serve on the
Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinat-
ing Board, and he appointed Commissioner
Tommy Knox as Mr. Kesley Colbert's alter-
nate. The Board agreed to send a letter of
confirmation to A.R.P.C.
J.E.P./GULF COAST WORKFORCE
DEVELOPMENT BOARD-Chairman
Peters passed the Chair to Vice Chairman
Yeager, and moved to appoint Joanna White
as a Private Sector Representative on the
Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board.
Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motion,, and it passed unanimously.
Chairman Yeager returned the Chair to
Commissioner Peters.
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGEN-
DA-Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner Yeager,
and, unanimous vote, the board approved
the Supplemental Consent Agenda, as fol-
lows:
1) Budget Amendment (General Fund) -
Refinish Chairs Old Gulf County
Courthouse:
Increase County Building: Wewa -
$1,518.75
Decrease Reserve for Contingencies -
$1,518.75
2) Court Order '.. -. .
Payment to Law Office of Hal
Richmond (Jordan #96-61-CF $693.93 *
to be paid from Public Defender: Conflict)
Payment to Attorney 'Timothy



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2727. about HAPPY JACK TABLICKS.
Chewable, nutritious.. Repels fleas
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DOG GROOMING PLUS, 227-3611.
Professional grooming, special dis-
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PET & PROPERTY TENDERS. In
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Attentionlll Turn key operation for
sale. Very low investment and financ-
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dividual. Clientele established and
growing. Management position availa-
ble. Contact Paul at 227-7116.

3 bdrm., 2 bath mobile .home, car-
port, screen porch, central air/heat,
well pump, Ig.lot By appt. only. 647-
4061. 7048 Alabama Ave. 3tc 3/20

One acre of land in Whispering Pines
Sub., in Wewa. Call 6390-3737 or
evenings, 639-3410. tfe 3/13

3 bedroom, 2 ba. home, sunken LR
w/gas log fp, cathedral ceiling. Break-
fast bar separates kitchen & dining
area. Back yard enclosed w/privacy
fence. Lg. deck, 2 story fort & play
area for kids. Excel. neighborhood in
walking distance-to schools. 2009
Marvin Ave. 229-8620, appt. only,
$112,000. tfc 3/13

Have the Intracoastal Waterway as
your backyard. 2178 sq. ft. 2 BR
home. Lg. den, kitchen, dining room,
Requires new water & sewer system.
$76,000, 18% down, owner financing.
Tom Godwin days 227-1116, even-
ings, 639-5118. 2tp 3/13

Beacon Hill, cleared lot, 100'x100'.
$23,500. Call 647-8333. tfc 3/6

Home for sale by owner. brick home,
1 1/2 lots, nice neighborhood. 4 bed-
rooms, 2.5 baths, family room, sun
room. Formal living & dining room.
Custom kitchen & breakfast nook,
hot tub, swimming pool, large deck,
fenced in back yard. 2700 sq. ft. heat-
ing & cooling. Location 103 20th St.,
PSJ (904) 229-8409. By appointment
only. tfc 3/6


McFarland (McInnis #95-307 $623.00 *
to be paid from Public Defender: Conflict)
3) Invoice
A & R Fence Beaches Water System
($650.00 to be paid from Beaches Water
System)
Preble-Rish, Inc. 1995 Road Bond
Paving Program (#60827 $2,800.00 to be
paid from 1995 Road Bond Funds)
Reeves Refinishing Shoppe Old Gulf
County Courthouse Chairs (#199 *
$1,518.75 to be paid from County
Building: Wewa)
4) Travel
BCC 1997 Legislative Day
(Tallahassee 3/26/97)
ECONOMIC WELFARE REFORM
MEETING-Commissioner Stanley report-
ed that the first Economic Welfare Reform
meeting was held last Friday, and of the 14
who were to attend, only 4 actually attend-
ed.
There being no further business, and
upon motion by Commissioner Stanley,
second by Commissioner Yeager, and unan-
imous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
8:07 p.m., E.S.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA
FEBRUARY 18, 1997
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox, John
Stanley, Jr., and Warren J. Yeager, Jr.
absent>. Others present were: County
Attorney Tim McFarland, Clerk Benny C.
Lister, Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore, Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Adminlsiranve Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
Administrator/Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells. Building Inspector
Richard Combs. Emergency Management/
911 Coordinator Marshall Nelson,
Maintenance Department Superintendent
Joe Bearden, and Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford.
The meeting came to order at 12:00
p.m., E.S.T.
HIGHLAND VIEW WATER SYSTEM
C.D.B.G.-Upon discussion that there is
$112.00 in excess funds in the Highland
View Water System C.D.B.G. account (a
maximum of $5,000.00 is allowed),
Commissioner Knox moved to pay
$5,000.00 in administration fees to Julian
Webb & Associates. Commissioner Yeager
seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0).
GULF COAST COMMUNITY COL-
LEGE ANNUAL MEETING-Upon motion
by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Knox, and unanimous vote,
the Board, agreed for the Commissioners to
attend the Gulf Coast Community College
Annual Meeting in Panama, City on
February 28, 1997.
COUNTY PERSONNEL / MAINTE-
NANCE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE-The
Board discussed disciplinary action to be
taken against Maintenance Department
employee Lawrence Martin for a recent
offense. Commissioner Stanley moved to
terminate Lawrence Martin effective imme-
diately, and Commissioner Yeager seconded
the motion. After further discussion, the
motion passed 3 to I with Chairman Peters
voting no.
There being no further business, and
upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Stanley, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
,12-35 p.m.. E.S T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER CLERK



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New carpet and vinyl throughout
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Three bedroom, 2 story brown brick
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- 904-648-4740. tfc 3/6

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Wewa, one bdrm., one ba. trailer w/
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large corner lot near public boat land-
ing. $27,000. 639-5920. tfe 3/6

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

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

1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with sep-
tic tank & well. $2,5000 down,
$132.16 mo. Call George, 229-6031.
tfc 3/6

2.73 acres for sale at Sunshine
Farms, comer lot, $15,000 negotia-
ble. 827-2379. tfc 11/9

For sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'x16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
until. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. tfc 3/6

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LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 3/6







Wanted: Roommate, single person, no
children, split expenses. Call Rick
229-8722, leave message. 2tc 3/13


Commissioner Traylor presented a list
of individuals who have requested dirt, and
discussed the high costs involved with the
Counts dirt hauling program. After dis-
cussion about the possibility of stockpiling
dirt 'at various locations throughout the
County for public use, Commissioner
Traylor moved for the County to provide
only half of a load per household per year
beginning October 1, 1997 (or until Board
action), and Commissioner Yeager seconded
the motion for discussion. After discussion
about the County's responsibility to repair
S driveways and about the Road Department
S workload until the Road Paving Program is












The


Boyd


Report

By: Rep. Allen Boyd


Balancing The Budget, Protecting Our Values


Clearly, the most critical issue
.facing our nation is our long-term
ability to build a growing economy
that will provide opportunity for
our children and protect the inter-
ests of veterans and seniors. The
key to building lasting economic
opportunity is balancing the fed-
eral budget.
The citizens of America have
spoken loudly; they expect us to
work together, Democrats and
Republicans, to reach an agree-
ment on a budget that will be fully
in balance by 2002. As of now, the
President has released a detailed
budget that moves toward bal-
ance. And, a group of fiscal con-
science Democrats of which I am a
member-the "Blue Dogs"-have
put together a budget proposal
that has received significant
praise from financial experts.
The "Blue Dog" budget has
become known as a common
sense proposal that seeks to find
common ground between the
Administration and Congressional
Republicans. The "Blue Dog" bud-
get. protects investments in Wel-
fare to work programs, education
funding, discretionary agriculture
programs, health care programs,
and research and development, it
contains incremental reforms in
medicaid and Medicare programs
that achieve savings, expand
choice for seniors, and reduce
costs, while exempting lower
income beneficiaries from sub-
stantial pain. Most importantly,
the "Blue Dog" budget refuses to
enact drastic cuts in programs
that benefit seniors to pay for a
large tax cut. In fact, this budget
will strengthen the Social Security
Trust Fund and take it off budget
by 2005.
The "Blue Dog" budget also
puts into place a structure that
levels COLA adjustments so that
lower income retirees, who rely on
Social Security the most, are pro-
tected.
Other provisions expand cov-
erage for preventive care for dia-
betes screening and mammo-
grams, establish a trust fund for
teaching hospitals to improve
health methods, improve access to
health care in rural areas, ,and
establish independent commis-
sions that will be charged with
strengthening Medicare and
Social Security.
This is an honest budget pro-
posal. It asks for proportionate
sacrifice from all. It is consistent
with North Florida values. We
know that we must pay pur bills.
We know that we owe our parents
and our children a strong country
that is rooted by a sound economy
and a stabilizing safety net. It has
taken us a number of years to get
into this fiscal mess and getting
out of it requires tough choices.
Our nation is at peace, our econo-
my is strong,, and our citizens are
committed to reforming govern-
ment-all of the conditions are in
place to achieve a balanced bud-
get. We must seize this moment
and act wisely.
Any successful effort to reach
a budget agreement is going, to
require a bi-partisan commitment
to working together. As of now,
only Democrats have forwarded
substantial, detailed plans that
promise results. To finish the job,
we need the Republicans to join
us in crafting a workable plan.
Criticizing the President on his
budget proposal only promises to
sharpen the partisan differences
that exist in the Congress.
Members of both parties have
talked about working together for
months. Now is the time for our
actions to match our words.
Balancing the budget is perhaps
our most pressing priority as we
approach the next century. Our
national security and our econom-
ic future depend on responsible
decisions on this budget proposal.
I ,am hopeful that my Republican
colleagues will join this debate,
advance their ideas, and work in
good faith with Democrats to com-
promise on a budget resolution
that honors our values.
The "Blue Dog" budget is one
that seeks to bring people togeth-
.er to solve a problem without
widening partisan differences.
Balancing the budget is a pro-
found change in our public policy,
it requires a solution that
strengthens families, promotes bi-


partisanship, and protects our cit-
izens who have served our coun-
try. This should be the year to
achieve our goal.

Care Center Will
Welcome Spring
Bay St. Joseph Care Center, a
skilled nursing and rehabilitation
center in Port St Joe will official-
ly welcome spring on Friday,
March 28 at 10:00 a.m. Staff
members and residents will begin
the planting of the facility's veg-
etable garden.
The garden project is one of
many therapeutic programs
designed to nurture social, physi-
cal, and mental development of
the elderly residents. Land culti-
vation services and the seeds are
being provided by several local
organizations.
The public and the media are
invited to join them for some "old
time lemonade and cookies" as
they plant their community gar-
den.


New Location Provided for Regular Visit of Social Security Representatives


According to Social Security
Administration District Manager,
James W. Taliaferro, most social
security business can be handled
over the phone. You are invited to
call Social Security at 1-800-772-


1213.
If this is not possible, you
may come to the office located at
30 West Government Street in
Panama City. The office is open
Monday through Friday from 8:30


a.m. to 3:30 p.m., except on
national holidays.
If you cannot go to Panama
City, you may meet the Social
Security representative when
he/she visits Port St. Joe on the


first and third Monday of each
month from 11 a.m. until noon
(ET). Their next scheduled visit
will be on April 7th in the Senior
Citizens Center, adjacent to the
Gulf County Courthouse.


BACK TO BASICS j Spareribs!

COOKING .s '
(DM)-Pork spareribs, a favorite for outdoor grilling and eating are tastier
and easier than ever to prepare when you make Tropical Island Spareribs.
SThe ribs are first seasoned with a savory mixture of Kikkoman Lite Teriyaki
S Marinade & Sauce, vinegar and garlic to give them a delicately sweet flavor.
Then' Ihey're partially cooked in the microwave before grilling. A great sum-
7 mer time-saver, bottled lite teriyaki marinade & sauce, a'unique blend of nat-
urally brewed soy sauce, sugar, wine, garlic, ginger and other spices, is slight-
ly sweeter and more full-bodied than regular bottled teriyaki sauce. To com-
S plement the flavor of these savory ribs, serve them with a refreshing salad of
melon and pineapple chunks.
TROPICAL ISLAND SPARERIBS


3 tablespoons
Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce
2 teaspoons vinegar
2 large cloves garlic, pressed
3 pounds pork spareribs, cut
into 1-rib pieces


1/2 CUP
Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce
3 tablespoons minced green
onions


Combine 3 Tbsp. lite teriyaki marinade & sauce, vinegar and garlic in 13x9-
inch microwave-safe baking dish. Add ribs, turning over to coat with mixture.
Arrange ribs, meaty side up, in same dish. Cover; microwave on Medium
'(50%) 10 minutes. Turn ribs over; rearrange in dish and brush with pan juices.
Cover; microwave on Medium (50%) 10 minutes longer. Meanwhile, com-
bine cup lite teriyaki sauce and green onions. Place ribs on grill 4 to 5 inch-
es from hot coals; brush with lite teriyaki sauce mixture.. Cook 16 minutes,
: turning over and brushing frequently with remaining sauce mixture.
Makes 6 servings.
p Each serving: 604 calories, 44g fat, 135mg holess, 602mg sodium,
. 6g carb., 46g protein.


customers no longer under a service agreement


can take advantage of this great offer with a new


you can get a Motorola TeleTACT' Phone for only S 1.


Cellular, Paging, Long Distance Right Down The Street.


Panama City: 2503 Highway 77 North, 785-7000 *
Sam's Club (Members Only), 1707 West 23rd Street, 785-4597
AAFES: 220 Mall Lane, Suite 2, Tyndall AFB, 286-5455
Port St. Joe: 107 Second Street, 227-1000
Offer also available at selected Wal-Mart stores.

1997 360* Communications. "New line of service, 12-month commitment and credit approval required for double package minutes offer. Unused package minutes do not carry over to the following month.
Double package minutes offer not available with all rate plans. Limited time offer. See store for details. TELETAC is a.registered trademark of Motorola, Inc. Paging and long distance services not available through all areas at this time.


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