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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1997 Plus 20 Tax...
Flathead ats .. County Joining Calhoun in Attempt to Eradicate Them
Final Adoption of County's Tobacco Ordinance to Ban Product's Use by Teenagers-No Objections
Gulf County Commissioners
decided to join Calhoun,County
and "wage war" against flathead
catfish in the Apalachlcola River
System during Tuesday evening's
regularly scheduled commission
Sonny O'Brian, representing
the Calhoun County Commission,
presented an ordinance to the
Gulf County Commission for their
consideration. The ordinance
addresses the problems flathead
catfish are creating in the river,
asks the Florida Game and
Freshwater Fish Commission to
look into the issue, and suggests
taking steps to eradicate or
reduce the flourishing population
of the fsh.
. O'Brian said game fish catch-
es are down along the Apala-
chicola waterway and indications
are that flatheads could be the
A view of the runway at Costin Airport which is sched- plans to put lights on the runway also. The county will"use
uled to be hard surfaced and turned over to the county to the air park as an attraction for.light industry to locate here
serve as the centerpiece of a proposed dii park. There are in the vicinity of the'irdp'jrt. -'- '
Business Air Park Project May Fly
$1 Million Grant May Fund Development of Runway Improvement
A grant from Enterprise
Florida for as much as one million
dollars to pave the Business Air
Park runway and a written com-
mitment from Slender You
International,'Inc. and an aircraft
restoraton company to locate'at
the facility were the main topics
at a special county commission
meeting held Thursday April 3rd
to consider applying for the grant
Dennis Weaver, Airpark com-
mittee member, told the board
that Bridget Merrill (Enterprise
Florida) had told him that some
funds were remaining and avail-
able in Enterprise Florida's cur-
rent budget, but the county would
have to apply quickly in order to
meet the deadline for considera-
Weaver said Gulf County
could have the funds in as little as
90 days if awarded the grant The
money would be used to pave the
r* runway with concrete and install
drainage and lights.
Weaver told the board the
funds required no matching
,money and came with no strings
attached to the county.
Some concerns were raised
by the board suggesting that a
deal that sounds too good to be
true, may be just that
Commission Chairman Na-
than Peters, Jr. told the group he
would like to see things in black
and white before he offered his
support to the application
process. He stated there were "too
many questions and not enough
answers," especially concerning
the county's liability at the airport
and suggested a workshop to fur-
ther evaluate the grant proposal.
Commissioner Warren Yeager
countered with a motion to sub-
mit the grant application and
gather answers for the board's
questions during the time span
that the application was being
reviewed by Enterprise Florida.
Commissioner Johnny Stanley
seconded the motion which
passed 4-1 after discussion.
Chairman Peters opposed.
In order for Gulf County to
accept the grant funds, ownership
of the Costin Air Park will have to
be transferred to the county. This
has already been offered by owner
Leonard Costin and would
include the 200 foot by 5,000 foot
air strip, as well as a 66 foot by
5,000 foot access road paralleling
the air strip.
Bob Clark, president of
Slender You International, Inc.,
told the board by letter that he'
was ready to relocate his exercise
equipment plant and an aircraft
restoration company in Gulf-
County. The two companies
would bring with them an initial
employment of approximately 15
people with growth potential to
over 50 employees.
The county has agreed to help
the Business Air Park with a fea-
sibility study to enlarge, improve
and .develop the airport.
Thursday's action doesn't affect
those plans, but according to
Weaver, will only serve to under-
score the feasibility of the project.
The long term goal of the air-
port committee is to apply for fur-
ther funds to expand the air park
to a total of 312 acres and provide
a full service airport facility. The
site being considered is south of
the existing runway and will focus
growth away from Cape
Plantation (a residential area).
During the board's regular
meeting Tuesday evening, a com-
mittee was named and approved
by the board to answer some of
the county's, questions and con-
cerns about the air park.
Airport committee members, Joel Strait and Dennis
Weaver and Weaver's wife Jana, answer the commissioners
questions concerning the airport.
Pate Asks For Another (Final) Term
Incumbent Mayor Frank Pate
advised The Star this week that
he plans to seek reelection to
what will be his last term in of-
fice, next month, in the municipal
elections. If he is successful in
his bid for reelection, Pate will
have served as Mayor of the City
of Port St. Joe for a period of 32
years-longer than any other
man in history.
Pate stated, in making his
announcement, that recent devel-
opments within the community
caused him to feel that he should
ask the people for one more term
in office; citing first of all that he
did not want to leave office with
the paper mill in its present con-
dition. He said he also wanted to
see the completion of the down-
town redevelopment project, the
downtown marina project, Gulf
SCoast Community College branch
campus and the water/sewer ex-
tension in Ward Ridge. /
He stated he has hopes of
completing negotiations for the lo-
cation of an industrial park on
the Intracoastal waterway. Pate
said he has already been in touch
with officials at St. Joe Corpora-
tion and they have indicated a
willingness to discuss setting
aside lands on the Gulf County
Canal for the purpose of industri-
Pate concluded his an-
nouncement by saying, "I have
been honored to serve these
many years as mayor, and I hope
the people will allow me to serve
one more two-year term to com-
plete the projects the city now
has in progress."
major contributing factor. Stories
were shared by Gulf County
Commissioners John Stanley,
Billy Traylor and Warren Yeager
attesting to the ferocious appetite
of the flatheads and O'Brian
joined in with a few tales of his
Commissioner Traylor shared
a report of a Wewahitchka resi-
dent catching a flathead that had
eaten a whole squirrel. But, the
real concern was that flatheads
are regularly being confirmed to
have a stomach full of bream,
bass and even channel catfish.
The GFC are encouraging
game fishing for the giant catfish,
capable of reaching weights of
100 pounds, but O'Brian said
that wasn't enough to control the
species. "They're growing and
multiplying faster than we can
catch them," he said.
Gulf County Chief
Administrator Don Butler said he
had accompanied the GFC on a
survey of flatheads along .a 10-
mile stretch of the river. He said
several tons of fish per mile were
electrically shocked to the sur-
face, verifying the reported large
The catfish was introduced
into area waterways in 1994 when
Tropical Storm Alberto created
major flooding in the Southeast
(including Gulf County) bringing
the fish downstream from
One method suggested to
reduce flathead numbers was
electrical shocking devices similar
to what CFC uses during their
Gulf County unanimously
adopted the resolution. O'Brian
hopes to get all Florida counties
bordering the affected waterways
to join forces to find a solution to
the flathead problem.
Tobacco Ordinance Passes
Final adoption of Gulf
County's tobacco ordinance drew
no public opposition as the board
held their second and final public
hearing on the issue; just as the
first public hearing received no
negative input regarding the ordi-
Gulf County's ordinance will
put teeth into state laws regulat-
ing the sale of tobacco products to
minors by going one step further
and prohibiting its use and pos-
session. It also provides penalties
for enforcement including fines
and community service hours for
Gulf County Judge Bob
Moore and Gulf County Public
Health Director Doug Kent
revived the issue during the
board's February 25th meeting
and the commission decided to
proceed with steps to enact the
The board unanimously voted
to adopt the ordinance following
the public hearing.
Animal Control Ordinance
During a special meeting of
the board held last Thursday,
Commissioner Tommy Knox sug-
gested the board look into redoing
the county's animal control ordi-
nance, "anc include some specific
rules and regulations for the St
Joe Beach and Beacon Hill area.
Knox told the board that Gulf
County currently has seven differ-
ent control ordinances on the
books, some of which contradict
each other, making it confusing to
enforce them. He also reported
that during a recent town meeting
between beach residents and
himself, concerns about animals
on the beach were at the top of
the list of items discussed.
His suggestions included
bringing all of the county's animal
control ordinances into one ordi-
nance and ironing out any dis-
crepancies and including a leash
law for animals on the beach in
After discussion, board chair-
man Nathan Peters, Jr. asked
board attorney Tim McFarland to
get with Comrmissioner Knox and
draft a new ordinance for the
board to look over before being
In Other Business
*Authorized County Adminis-
trator Larry Wells to proceed with
Sthe-best options available in.
applying for a $100,000 CDBG
grant for the county'.
*Approved the best bid of
$420.294.00 by KMiT. Inc. for
replacement of the Highland View
water system. Gulf County Chief
Administrator, Don Butler. noted
the low bid didn't meet the
desired specifications of the job as
*9-1-1 Director Marshall Nel-
son presented the board with
emergency response street map
books which cross reference: the
county's street names, maps and
locations. The books will be made
available to all county services and
those who helped gather 9-1-1
information for the county free of
charge. The board authorized
Nelson to charge for copies to real
estate agencies, delivery services
or others who need the informa-
*Accepted bids from Consoli-
dated ACE Hardware and R. H.
Moore and Associates for sand
fencing and posts for beach
renourishment programs, as rec-
(See JOINING on Page 3)
Three Openings To Be
Filled On City Commission
Commissioner Williams Declares He Won't Run
It's election time in Port St. Joe once again, with the Munici-
pal Election scheduled for Tuesday, May 13 and the second pri-
mary for Tuesday, June 3.
In the meantime, it is candidate qualification time through
next Wednesday, April 16. The qualification books opened yes-
terday, Wednesday, April 9, for potential candidates to pay their
qualification fees and put their name on the ballot to seek one of
the three seats up for assignment by the voters.
THREE OFFICES TO BE DECIDED
The three positions coming open will be those of Mayor-
Commissioner and two Commissioner posts. These offices are
currently being held by Frank Pate, Jr., Mayor-Commissioner;
Edwin Williams, Commissioner, Group 2, and Charles Tharpe,
Commissioner, Group 1. All are for two year terms.
Williams has already said he will not seek reelection, after
serving in his group for several years, due to health reasons.
Three citizens have expressed intentions to officially seek elec-
tion to the post; Minnie Likely, Damon McNair, Jr., and Saul
Jones. Neither had officially qualified at press time yesterday.
REGISTRATION BOOKS OPEN
The registration books are open for one more day-through
Friday of this week-for those who have not registered. The elec-
tion will be conducted by Cora Sue Robinson, Gulf County Su-
pervisor of Elections, who says registration in the county also
automatically registers one in the city and qualifies them to vote,
provided the elector also lives within the Port St. Joe city limits.
All election business and voter registration must be done at
the office of the supervisor in the Gulf County Courthouse.
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1997
One of the Perils of Belonging
IT'S IRONIC, ISN'T IT, that Congressman Allen Boyd was in
Port St. Joe, throwing up caution flags over the operation of
NAFTA one week and the spectre of tainted strawberries from
Mexico should strike the nation's school children the very next
This is the sort of thing the congressman was aiming at
when he expressed dismay over foreign producers not playing on
a "level field" with American producers. American-produced
strawberries, or any other foodstuffs, must meet strict testing'
and preparation standards to meet the Agriculture Department's
requirements for safety. Even these strict standards come under
fire every once in a while. How much more lax must the foreign-
produced food preparation be?
IT COSTS MONEY TO meet these high standards Americans
have come to take for granted from the producers of products
they ingest, even to the point where they don't give a second
thought to tainted products being sold in our markets at any
time; even highly perishable items.
This extra cost is necessarily passed on to the customer
when the product is purchased. In America, when a food prod-
uct is cheaper, we automatically assume the product, itself, is of
an inferior grade. We never suspect that it has been packed in a
less than acceptable manner, because the law just doesn't allow
it to happen. We don't cut corners in the packaging of our food.
But, others do! And that's just the sort of thing the congress-
man was aiming at when he said he was introducing a bill to re-
quire foreign packers to go by our requirements, in packaging
food products to sell. on American markets.
IT WILL TAKE EXTENSIVE policing of the food industry to
see that American standards have been adhered to, but such po-
licing would have prevented such happening as the outbreak of
Hepatitis "A" among our school children which occurred last
Of course, when we insist upon buying by the .lowest bid we
are opening ourselves up to all kinds of things. We believe there
should be more emphasis placed on the best portion of that de-
scription, lowest and best bid.
The news media placed an unusual emphasis upon the fact
that Hepatitis "A" wasn't very dangerous. but in our eyes it was
dangerous enough. And what if the disease strain had been
cholera, smallpox, or even Hepatitis "B" or "C"?
Tainted food is nothing to play around with or take lightly.
Testing Time Begins
THE OTHER SHOE HAS been dropped. The paper mill is
now idled and the time of testing has started for the people of
Port St. Joe and for the people in the area surrounding the city.
It is strange how much ripple effect such a small town can have
.on even the larger cities around us. People as far away as Mari-
anna and Tallahassee are gearing up for a period of constraint
During this time of no production we are heading into; i "-
It's not going tb be easy.
We're going to have to change our economic life-style consid-
erably. Merchants and financial institutions are ready to go
along'with paper mill workers and others who depend on the
mill operating for a livelihood. If a worker made his payment reg-
ularly when he was working; we believe he will be allowed the
leeway he needs to weather this latest storm.
WE HAVE SEEN PAPER MILL down time before. It's nothing
new. We have also seen long protracted shutdowns before and
weathered the storm as only a matter of inconvenience.
The only different ingredient introduced to this latest shut-
down, is the word "indefinite" added to the exercise. We think it
is this ingredient which has caused such attention from news
media this time around.
The uncertainty of it all.
SBut we have at least been reassured, in recent days, that the
shutdown is like any other shutdown; the mill will start up
again, just as soon as this economic crisis has been weathered.
AFTER THE PAPER market straightens. out, and production
is started once again, we will all be like that new mother, who
swears she'll never have another baby.
We will forget about the hardships caused by abbreviated in-
come and start living at a standard which can potentially cause
another crisis with another shutdown in the future.
S Hunker Down with Kes byKesleyColbert
ITJDad Wasn't High On Ticky-Tacky
Mary. The Kingston Trio or even lucky I guess. He always had this from Huddle Ledbetter and Clsco
Chad Mitchell. But there was a calm demeanor. He was never Houston that went something like
time, a brief period in my memory loud. He was cool. this:
S bank where Pete was approaching He also didn't pay his income Some folks say a preacher
center stage. taxes. He thought the Russians won't steal
Pete Seeger protested things. were on the right track. The U. S. But I caught two down in my
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I saw Pete Seeger a few weeks
back on one of the many awards
shows they're putting on T.V.
these days. I thought Pete was
dead. I hadn't seen or heard any-
thing on him in years. But there
he was, big as life, handing out a
Grammy to a skinny, long haired,
semi-bearded young bopper who I
had never seen or heard of before.
Here was a case where I was
much more interested in the pre-
senter than the presented.
Pete Seeger was a folk singer
of some ndte back in the 60's. He
was not a great singer. As a mat-
ter of fact, he was not even a very
good singer, had a very average to
poor voice, I thought, and he
never came close to having a hit
record. He wasn't about to make
anyone forget Peter, Paul and
And, ouy nowuy, udi ne ill right
into the time period. The early
60's was a time of change. All of a
sudden it was fashionable in
America to protest something,
anything, and usually, every-
thing. Anti-establishment, I
believe, is the way Pete classified
himself. He didn't talk loud or
ram anything down your throat,
mind you. He just, in a very intel-
lectual way, let you know you
could agree with him-or fall in
with the fat pigs that were run-
ning and ruining our country.
Pete did a lot of his protesting
from a -Lower Manhattan coffee
(and I suspect now, other things)
house called The Village Gate. I'm,
not exactly sure to this day how
we got word down on the farm of
this folk singer way up in
Greenwich Village. We were just
Swas wrong to De in vietnam. All
policemen, congressmen, judges,
presidents, etc. represented the
authority that he so abhorred. I'm
telling you-he wrote the protest
manual for the 60's!
I'm fifteen years old. i'm
bored. I'm tired of always doing it
"somebody else's way". And I ain't
never been off of this farm. Hey, I
figured it was my time to protest!
I didn't pay any. income tax
myself. I couldn't go along with
him about those Commies, but I
did like the new expressions; like
cool-daddy, far-out, I can dig it,
folk-revival, beatnik and Joan
Biaz. If I could'a coaxed one
whisker out'a my chin, I'd a' had
me a goatee.
And right in the middle of all
of this, Pete was doing an old
depression era song he'd learned
One had bushel, one had a
The other had a r6ast'near
down his neck.
They were high flying .... .
It made perfectly good sense
to me in 1963.
I reckon the song that defined
what Pete Seeger was all' about
was Little Boxes. It was a parody
on the establishment's reluctance
to embrace, try or even tolerate
anything that might remotely be
different than the norm. Whether
they were little boxes or houses or
ideas, they "were all made out of
ticky-tacky and they all came out
.1 bought a Peter, Paul and
(See KESLEY: on Page 3)
Have You Every Been Caught At Your Evening Meal By A lephone Solicitor?
WHAT'S WITH ALL these
firms soliciting over the tele-
phone? One can't sit down after
supper and relax, reading the
newspaper, without getting up
every few minutes to answer the
"Hello, Wesley," they will say
in a lilting voice; all bubbling over
with enthusiasm. "I'm so and so,
from such and such a firm, here
to save you money! You want to
save money, don't you?"
"Hello, Wesley, I'm so and so
from such and such an invest-
ment firm wanting to help you
make a pile of money. All you
have to do, is buy several incre-
ments of this fine investment, for
a minimum of $50,000 then just
sit back and watch the money roll
in! You can't losel"
I WONDER IF anybody ever
took 'advantage' of this or any
other like offer over the phone?
Did anyone, who happened to
J By Wesley Ramsey
have increments of $50,000 .
cash lying around, get it by
falling for such an' invitation?
Surely. someone, somewhere,
fell for this 'good deal' at some
The other night-Wednesday,
I believe it was-I had just fin-
ished supper and was relaxing for
a few minutes in my recliner, all
reared back and stretched out,
when the telephone rang.
I made it to the phone just
before the answering device
kicked in and was greeted by a,
'Wesleyl How are you!"
Well, I didn't recognize the
voice so I just gave it a polite, "I'm
fine, how are you?"
iThat opened the flood-gates!
'Wesley," note the first
,,'name, old buddy, greeting ..
'"I'm Joe Interruption, calling you
*to find out if you are satisfied
with your current home owner's
carrier-You do have home own-
-ers' insurance, don't you?"
"Do you think you're paying
too much? Are you getting quick
settlement of your claims? Does
your present company come by
and wash your windows periodi-
.cally? Or, would you like to
switch to a firm which: gives you
all those things? Let me tell you:
about OUR firml"
I stopped him there with, "I
have been using the 'same insu-,
rance firm for 45 years and I'm.
perfectly satisfied. Besides, are
you located in Port St. Joe?
Things' are getting tough in Port
St. Joe now and I don't buy any-
thing I can't buy here."
Well, that got him off the line,.
but I'm sure he'll be back.
THEN, THE SAME evening,
about 30 minutes later, the
phone rang again.
I was once more laid back, re-
laxing after the last call, in my re-
cliner, watching, 'Wheel of For-
tune' when a young lady wanted
to speak with Frenchie. She said,,
"Frenchie" just like she was a
good friend calling her to chat, so
I gave the phone over to Frenchie.
Well, just a few words were
exchanged before I knew it was
another salesperson, using .our
telephone and our leisure time as
a sales tool.
'We're satisfied with the ser-
vice we presently have," I heard
Frenchie tell the young lady.
It was all of four or five miih--
utes before Frenchie could get rid
She was from AT&T, selling
long distance service .. "cheaper
than what we are paying. for it."
It's always cheaper!
That same woman, or her as-
sistant, or another solicitor, calls
at least once a week with the
JUNK MAILERS ARE almost
as bad, sending requests for
everything from rock and roll
tapes to credit cards. You have
somewhere you can write, getting
your name removed from the di-
rect, junk mail lists, but with the
direct, junk calls, you have no re-
course. You can't even insult
them and be done with it. They're
right back again in just a day or
They call at work. They call at
home. They call at all times of
day or night. There's no escape.
*:What can we do about these
people? I'll bet that if you were to
fall for their lines and make a
buy, they would be right back
again in just a few days, wanting
to sell something 'better and
To put it mildly, they are a
first class pestl
THE ONLY SOLUTION I can
think of is to secure an unlisted
number, or,have the phone taken
out. If I do this, I have isolated
myself and done away with a
good and valuable service.
There's nrot much advantage
to having a,telephone if friends
can't find your number to give
you a welcome call.
A telephone is a valuable gad-
get which saves a multitude of
steps each and every day, but the
first time I get one of these 'solici-
tous' calls after 1:00 in the morn-
ing, I'm yanking the sucker out
by the roots!
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Wel R R their than amount received for such advertisement.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1997 PAGE 3A
At the request of the Gulf
County Commission, Supervisor
of Elections Cora Sue Robinson
reported to the board Tuesday
evening that a problem had exist-
ed in her office with an employee
suspected of embezzling funds.
She said the problem had been
verified by county auditor, Mike
Tucker, and that the employee
concerned had been terminated.
During a conversation with
Robinson Wednesday morning,
she said Tucker audited the books
at her request after she suspected
Tucker concluded that a total
of 19 unauthorized checks had
been written by an office employ-
ee between October 1, 1996 and
March 31, 1997. Those checks
totalled $8,206.75, according to
Robinson stayed in 'touch
Mary album and memorized
songs about hammers, lemon
trees and magic dragons. I discov-
ered Woody Guthrie and Alan
Lomax. I went one day.without
socks but the blisters rendered
that "statement" not worth the
effort. I picked me up a pair of
Ssun shades way before Foster
Grant and. Oakley got into the
business. I tried desperately to.
change my name to Manard G,
I took to slacking off a little on
my work. Dad would send us
'down to the back field to clean a
couple of rows-I wouldn't hop
:like before, I'd kind'a ease out--
slow, like man, you know, I was-
n't digging that hoe. You can't
Shurry cool! I'd pretend I wouldn't
hear Mother at all. She'd have to
say, "good morning" about three
Times before I'd "catch" her greet-
Sing. She was establishment to the
core! And she definitely wasn't
Switch the program.
Me and Pete Seeger were
hooked up .:. ... on the same
wavelength. .. and going
This went on for almost a
week. I was really getting in the
S"Kesley," Daddy-o had rudely
interrup-"grab that 'lively-lad'
Sand come with me."
Nutsl The worst job on the
with State's Attorney Fred Witten
during the investigation seeking
legal assistance on the matter.
She said Carolynn Burge had
been dismissed from employment
following full restitution of,the
funds and cost to the Supervisor
of Elections' office for the investi-
Robinson stated that she
chose not to file charges at this
time based on the fact that all
money was returned and this was
the first problem she had experi-
enced with Burge.
Fr6m Page 1
ommended. by Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford.
*Passed a- motion by Com-
missioner Warren Yeager to dis-
continue animal control in the
City of Wewahitchka as of May 1,
1997, except. in cases of emer-
gency, unless something can be
worked out between the two par-
ties concerning contributions for
6(From Page 2).
place I reached for that old swing
blade, but I took my own sweet
time. Maybe too long-
"Let's go, sornl"
I couldn't say anything of
course, but I tried to look disgust-
ed- : '
He grabbed me by ,the, shirt
and jerked me up to his face, "I've
had .enough." He didn't exactly
take the sunglasses out "of..my
pocket, they fell into his hands
when he ripped the pocket off the
shirt. All I could see was the veins
in his neck. I did hear the glass'
and the rims being smashed
"No Morel You are through
with the cool talk and the cocky
walk and the 'I'm a little too good
to be here' attitude. We're too-
busy trying to live down here to
worry about some un-American
roustabout from New York City.
You've got it better than most, You
forget that and I'll put something
on you that Pete Seeger can't get
off. And, son. if you ever look at,
speak to, or refer to your Mother
again with anything less than the
utmost respect, I will break
every bone in your body one
at a time!"
,Thus ended abruptly and
irrevocably my protest period.
days, with two new ambulances [pictured above]. Both are a brand
NEW AMBULANCE IN SERVICE new 1997 Ford F-350, type 1. One ambulance is a re-chassis utiliz-
So AcE I s i ing the existing box to save approximately $30,000 on the purchase
Gulf County Emergency Medical System is looking sharp these of a complete new ambulance.
According to Sheriff McKei-
then, his decision to go federal
was based on the fact that Pryor
was a major distributor of crack
cocaine and the penalties in the
federal system are much stiffer.
McKeithen stated this case is
far from over and he expects sev-
eral more persons to be indicted.
This case reaches other jurisdic-
tions across the state of Florida
which makes involving the federal
authorities, such as DEA, appro-
Sheriff McKeithen also said
that with the help of DEA he will
continue to pursue this case and
at least put a halt to this particu-
lar avenue for crack cocaine.
According! to a news release
by the Gulf County Sheriffs
Office, Alashia Pryor, of 624
Hodrick Street in Port St. Joe, has
been indicted by a federal grand
jury on charges of trafficking in
Pryor, who was arrested on
February 18th by Gulf County
Sheriffs deputies, had approxi-
mately $40 thousand dollars
worth of crack cocaine. A pound
and a half of crack cocaine was
seized from Pryor'skNorth Port St.
Due to the quantity of cocaine
Involved, Sheriff McKeithen had
requested the case be dealt with
in the federal court system.
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_ SSM60B0647AD3 01996 SIMMONS COMPANY
IN BUSINESS SERVING OUR AREA SINCE 1945
PORT ST. JOE 2
Rock Salzer has been named
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative, Inc.
IS HOLDING ITS
49TH ANNUAL MEETING
at the Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative Headquarters
located on Highway 22 in Wewahitchka.
Saturday, April 12, 1997
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative members are invited to
Attend ard enjoy good food and professional entertain-
ment by Country Gold Band. Entertainment begins at
9:00 A.M. The annual business reports and points of
S interest will be presented by your Cooperative officials.
Make sure to register for the grand prizes: Three (3)
$100 Credits on Electric Bill and An Electric Grill,
approximately 40 general prizes.
Your gift for registering will be a cookbook
compiled of members' favorite recipes.
.*-Superintendent of Production for
Arizona Chemical's Port St. Joe
plant. He will report directly to
Clark Davis, plant manager and
continue to be a member of the
plant's lead team. In his new posi-
tion. Salzer will be responsible for
all aspects of production, includ-
ing distillation and rosin esters, at
Salzer began his career with
Arizona Chemical In 1975 as an
engineer In the company's semi-
commercial plant located at the
Panama City plant. In 1981, he
joined the engineering depart-
ment as a process engineer and a
few years later he became a pro-
duction engineer in the tall oil
department at the plant.
Rock Salzer Promoted To New Pryor Ind
Position By Arizona Chemical pc .
205 REID AVE.
PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1997
Offers Even Start
The Gulf County School
District-offers services for par-
ents, families, and children
through an educational sound
family literacy program, EVEN
This project is designed to
serve families that have a child or
children between the age of birth
and seven years; a parent,
guardian or a household member
that needs a high school diplo-
ma/GED or wants to improve
their basic education skills.
Services are free and include
* tutoring for GED;
* parenting sessions;
* tutoring to improve reading and'
* ways to help children with:
* free materials to assist in teach-
Gulf Co. Genealogy
:The Gulf County Genealogy
Society holds meetings every sec-
Sond Saturday of each month,
S from 10:00 a.m. uritil noon (east-
emn time) at the Gulf County
.--r Library. The next scheduled meet-
ing will be held on April 12th. All
members and interested individu-
Reis Ca gto Nelso als are encouraged to attend.
Look Carrington NelsonWho 4! Stamp Show at
Look Who's 4! Stamp Show at
On Saturday, March 22, Reis
Carrington Nelson celebrated his
fourth birthday with an Easter
Helping him celebrate were
his family and friends, Kathryn
and Jared Arnold, Evan Brum-
baugh, Torie Burgess, Brennis
and Blaine Bush, Jesse, Ariel and
Desi Duby, Emily Fenaes, Mat-
thew and Megan Gannon, Jacob
arid Colby Gentry, Douglas and
Daniel May, Kayla Minger, Mat-
thew Pope, Caitlin Rich, Meredith
Todd, Amelia and Dave Warriner,
Bryce Nelson, Nanny, George and
Crystal Kennington, Aunt Kim,
Joshua and Jared Smith, Gram
and Em Smith, Granddaddy and
Reis and his friends enjoyed
hunting easter eggs and visiting
with the Easter bunny who came
with a basket of surprises.
The Gulf Interagency Coordi-"
nating Council is sponsoring a
"Teen Spring Health Fling":
Saturday, April' 19th from 10:00
a.m. to 3:30 p.m., EDT. The event
will feature David Vanhalanger,
Strength and Conditioning Coach
for Florida State University.
Those attending will have the
opportunity to enjoy food and
prizes provided, as well as.enter-
fainment; i.e. band, skit, chorus.
Also, a poetry contest will be held
by which those students attend-
ing can earn school extra credit.
The health fling will be held at
the Gulf County Senior Citizen
Center,. adjacent to the Gulf
County Courthouse in Port St.
My Very Own
now at Jeanie's
234 Reid Ave.
KC Hall on .19th
The' Fort Walton Beach
Knights of Columbus Hall on
Carol Street, just off the Mary
Esther Cutoff in Fort Walton
Beach, will on Saturday, April 19
host Stampfest II '97, presented
by the Panhandle Philatelic
Hours for the show are 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Admission is free and
ample free parking is available.
Free stamp collecting newspapers
*ill be available.
Some dozen dealers from all
over the south will offer a wide
variety of U.S., Confederate, and
worldwide stamps and covers as
well as stamp collecting supplies
and literature. Many dealers will
offer free verbal appraisals of phi-
latelic items. The U.S. Post Office
will offer current U.S. stamps at a
booth at this show.
Collectors of all levels of
expertise, as well as interested
non-collectors, are Invited to
attend and buy, sell, trade or just
browse among the thousands of
items on display.
Additional quarterly shows
for 1997 will be held July 26.and
October 25. For additional infor-
mation call Fred Brafford at (904)
Adult Services is
The Adult Services Office is in
the process of updating and prior-
itizing their waiting list for ser-
vices given to disabled adults age
18 to 59. These services include
homemaker, respite services and
The Home Care for Disabled
Adults Program waiting list is also
being updated. This program pro-
vides a reimbursement subsidy to
the caregiver of a disabled adult
who is being cared for at home as
an alternative to nursing home
If you are in need of any of
these services or have previously
been on the waiting list, please
contact Jerrie Todd at the Adult
Services Office at 201 Monument
Avenue or call 229-6229.
Heather Nixon-Travis Monroe.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Nixon are,
pleased to announce the engage-
ment and upcoming marriage of
their daughter, Heather Michel6e
Nixon, .to James Travis Monroe.
Heather is a 1996 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School and is
currently attending Gulf Coast'
Community College. Heather is
employed with Box USA of Port St.
Heather' is the granddaughter'
of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Kirkland
and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Nixon of,,
White City and the great grand-'
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Coleman Kirkland of Port St. Joe.
,Travis is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Danny Baxley of.Port St. Joe
and Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Moiroe
Jeannette Lindsey and Joe
Gortt, of Blountstown, would like I
to announce the birth of their
son, Joshua James Gortt. He
weighed 7 lb. 6 3/4 oz. Joshua
was born on March 5.
He is the grandson of Mr. &
Mrs. W. H. Lindsey, of Wewa-
hitchka, and Celia Davis of Pana-
ma City. Great grandparents are
Mr. & Mrs. R. B. Davis of Wewa-
hitchka, and Remona Marshall of
Panama City. Joshua was wel-
comed home by his father and
Fredrick Lee Owens, son of
Dorothy .Owens of Port St. Joe,'
will,be united in matrimony with:
Kimberly Ruth Baker, daughter of ,
Corrine Baker of Port St. Joe.
The ceremony will take place
on Wednesday; April 30th at the
Gulf County Courthouse in Port
St. Joe, All friends and family
members are invited to attend.
DAR Meeting L
The Saint Joseph Bay
Chapter of the DAR will hold its,
regular monthly meeting Wednes-
day, April 16 at St. Joseph Bay
Country Club. The meeting will
begin at 12 o'clock. Members and'
guests are encouraged to attend.
,Travis is a 1992 graduate of
Rutherford High School and is
presently employed with the City
of Port St. Joe.
Travis is the grandson of
Pauline Murzyn and the late
Chester Murzyn of Panama City
and Mr and Mrs. Bob Baxley of
Port St. Joe.
The wedding will take place
on June 7 at Highland View
Assembly of God at 6:00 p.m. No
loca' InvitationsWilllbe sent, but
all-friends and relatives are invit--
ing children; and,
* adult basic education instruc-
EVEN START programs are
located in Wewahitchka at
Wewahitchka Elementary, under
the direction of Betty Husband
(639-3610); and in Port St. Joe at
Port St. Joe Elementary, under
the direction of Cindy Belin (227-
1221). Hours vary to meet the
needs of the' families.
Further information may be
obtained by contacting Deborah
Crosby at 639-3653.
Gulf County Retired
Educators Association will host a
retirees tea for all 1996-97,retires
of Gulf County Schools. The tea
will be held at the Gulf County
Library on Tuesday, April 15 at
5:30 p.m., EDT.
All 1996-97 retirees and their
family are cordially invited to
attend and reminisce with other
All current retirees are urged
to attend and welcome the new
Shop Gulf County
Citrus Stock takes low 20's. Kumquats,
Satsuma Orange, Lemon-Peach, Pear,
Plum, Pecan, Grape, Fig, Japanese
Persimmon, Pomegranate, Blueberry,
Bradford Pear, Native Azalea, Crepe
Lg. Bridal Wreath reg. $12.99 now $8.99
Lg. Purple Jap. Magnolia reg.sa5 now $17.99
Lg. Dbl. Rows of Sharon-Althea reg. $12.99
now $7.99 Azaleas gallon $1.99 0
Wewa -'Kinard 639-5176
Drive A Uttle -Save A Lot
iWInite Ektpfia n
Yard& (uk Lmnagt Sale'
also Baked Goods and Plants
-Rain or Shine-
Saturday, April 12 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at St. James Episcopal Church
Marvin Avenue and 22nd Street
Port St. Joe
Ashley Renee Ashworth
Ashley Renee Ashworth cele-
brated her first birthday on
Thursday, March 20th with cake
and gifts at home with Mommy
and Daddy. Ashley is the daugh-
ter of Michael and Laura
Ashworth of Baton Rouge,
She is the granddaughter of
Aleta Nelson and. Bernie and
Peggy Buzzett, all of Port St. Joe,
Wayne and Nancy Nelson of
Eastpoint, Coiless and Bettyann
Ashworth of Beaumont, Texas
and the great-granddaughter of
Clida Hodges of Perry.
BARBECUE CHICKEN DINNER
AT ST. JAMES' EPISCOPAL
FRIDAY, APRIL 18
$5.00 PER PERSON
TAKE OUTS ONLY
TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED AT RENFRO AUTO
PARTS OR ST. JAMES' CHURCH 800 22ND ST. AND
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Grilled Chicken Thighs" for a tasty change. These tender, boneless dark meat.
pieces marinate prior to cooking in a savory combination of Kikkoman
Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce, chopped green onions, paprika and a tad of vine-
gar to give them a wonderful summertime flavor. The delicate sweetness of
bottled teriyaki sauce, a blend of naturally brewed soy sauce, wine, sugar and
select spices, is a great shortcut seasoning. For easy grilling, the thighs are
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grapes and a crisp green salad are perfect complements for this succulent
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3 Cup Kikkoman Teriyaki 1 teaspoon vinegar
Marinade & Sauce 8 chicken thighs (about 2 2 lbs.),
3 green onions and tops, chopped boned
2 teaspoons paprika 8 to 10 inch metal skewers
Combine teriyaki sauce, green onions, paprika and -inegar: pour over thighs
in large plastic food storage bag. Press air out of bag; close top securely. Turn
bag over several times to coat all thighs well. Refrigerate 2 hours; turn bag
over occasionally. Thread thighs onto skewers, leaving space' between pieces.
Place skewers on grill 4 to 5 inches from hot coals. Cook 15 minutes, or until
chicken is no longer pink in center, turning over frequently. (Or, place skew-
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side, or until chicken is no longer pink in center.) Makes 4 servings.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1997 PAGE 5A
Local VFW Organization Urges Others to
Get Involved In Community Volunteering
Volunteer Week Celebrated (April 13-19) to honor the 89.2
The social problems of com- million people who volunteer their
munities are nation wide but time to make someone else's life a
most Americans never truly con- little better. Volunteers respre-
sider what they could do to make sent hope for our communities.
life for an at-tisk-teen, a neglect- Their phenomenal efforts help to
ed child, an illiterate adult, or a ensure a brighter future for our
lonely senior citizen a little better; nation.
James Nier, commander-in-
That is why.the nation cele- chief of the 2.1 million members
brates'the Points ofLight Foun- of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of
S daton sponsored Volunteer Week the U.S., urges all Americans to
Movie, Now Auction
House 1st Anniversary
The old movie theatre, called
by some a white elephant not so
long ago, has become a place of
fellowship and fun for Port St. Joe'
once again. The history of the'
beautiful deco building on Reid
Avenue is fascinating.
Many of the local residents
met or dated in the old Port
Theatre, and have now been mar-
ried for decades. Stories abound
about bats released inside the
theatre, childish pranks, first
S)j movies, first kisses, and much
Wade ClarkAuctions has held
auctions in the- now partially
restored old Port Theatre for
exactly one year this Friday, the.
To-celebiate their first year of
business in Port St. Joe, they will
have-a drawing. for free signed
With the upcoming boating
season'just around, the corner,
the Florida Marine Patrol will be
offering a boating safety class, on
Saturday, April 12. The class will
be' held in the- Math/Science
Bldg., Room 1"40. located at the
northwestern end of GCCC. It will
begin at 8:00 a.m. and last until
noon. This is the last scheduled
class this year.
This course is designed for
the person who does not have the
time to attend some of the other
excellent courses offered by the
USCG and the Power Squadron.
The completion of this course
will allow persons to get reduced
rates on their boat insurance, as
well as qualifies as an approved
course, for the mandatory -licens-
ing qofyn.mg boaters,16 years of
dge and younger. ji -. :
S '- ,".
Youth Injured In
':.Last Friday afternoon, the
students' final day to enjoy spring
break, a 17 year old youth was
injured as a result of operating a
waverunner with negligence. The
Florida Marine Patrol reports that
the juvenile was Jumping waves
at a high rate of speed when he
lost control, slamming his leg into
the trough area of the waverun-
ner. He suffered a broken leg as a
result of the high impact acci-
S dent.' '
The Florida Marine Patrol
would like to remind anyone who
operates a water sport vehicle to
use extreme care. Many serious
injuries can occur, such as brok-
en bones or severe spinal inju-
ries. if proper precautions and
safety measures are not taken.
Days Change for
Bridge will be played at the
S new Senior Citizens Center at
2:00 p.m.. E.S.T.. each Monday.
All interested bridge players are
welcome to join. For more infor-
mation, please call Sondra Gress
Drayton Bass will be preach-
ing at Fellowship Church of Praise
from April 23rd through 25th.
Everyone is invited. The services
will be held at 7:30 nightly at the
church located at Martin Luther
King Boulevard and Main Street.
SThe Port St. Joe High School
Class of 1962 will gather for a 35-
year reunion on Friday and
Saturday, May 2nd and 3rd.
Friends and classmates are cor-
dlally invited to attend. For more
information call 648-8668.
S Do you know how to protect
your family from food-borne ill-
nesses? Take a 10-point quiz on
food storage, handling, and cook-
ing and find out. Write and
request, "Can Your Kitchen Pass
I the Food Safety Test?" Consumex
Information Center, Dept. 526D,
Pueblo, Colorado 81009.
limited edition prints throughout
the evening, as well as provide
cake during the day for those who
wish to stop by and browse.
The antique mall has grown
over the last year and features
some beautiful antiques and col-
lectibles. People have begun to
send consignments from several
states. Visitors from as far away
as Canada have enjoyed visiting
this historical building in Port St.
Ruth Nance will be speaker
Thursday (today) at the April 10
meeting of the Port St. Joe
Garden Club. ,
Mrs. Nance will give instruc-
tions and demonstrate the proper
containers to be used in different
types and styles of flower arrange-
ments and color coordinating.
Members and guests are
encouraged to attend at 2 p.m. at
the Garden Club building on
ulse Newell Concert
in the Park on 20th
The 97th Regimental String
Band will recreate an historically
accurate American Civil War
string band of the 97th
Pennsylvania Infantry at the Ilse
Newell Fund for the Performing
Arts' "Concert in the Park" on
Sunday, April 20 at 4 p.m. in:
Lafayette Park in Apalachlcola.
The concert is free and open
to the public. The Ise Newell
SF tud is sponsored by th '
Apalachicola Area Historical'
This unique 19th-century
band has appeared at state and
national parks and at hundreds of
reenactments and festivals
throughout the southeast. They
are regular annual features at
Stone; Mountain, Georgia. Silver
Dollar City, Missouri, and the
Florida Folk Festival.
They have appeared'in the
ABC mini-series. "North and,
South,"' and several commercial
videos of the Civil War. Among the
instruments used by these.
,singing "Union soldiers" are the
guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin.
harmonica, bass fiddle, bones,
and tambourine. Their specialty is
the popular music of the 19th-
century United States.
join the volunteer ranks.
Members of the VFW and La-
dies Auxilliary annually devote
millions of hours towards com-
munity service projects. Locally,
members of the John C. Gainous
VFW Post# 10069 and Ladies Aux-
iliary have completed the follow-
ing projects in the community:
planting trees ,on .Arbor Day at
Highland View Elementary School
and the Post home; donated 31
food baskets to the Needs and Sr.
Citizens at Christmas: decorated
the Christmas tree in the dining
room at the Bay St. Joseph Care
Center with their handmade or-
naments and poppies; sponsors a
girls ball team: held the Memorial
Day and Veterans Day services at
the City Hall and court house in
Port St. Joe; participated In the
Christmas Parade: go to Bay St.,
Joseph Care Center with cake, ice
cream, punch, lotion, flowers and
cards and just recently planted
all the flowers In the front of
BSJCC. Also, they sponsor the-
'Volce of Democracy' contest at
the high schools every year. The
past three years the post winner
has gone 'on to win the District
competition as well. Plans are In
the mill for members of the VFW
to participate in the Walk Ameri-
ca for the March of Dimes in Pan '
ama City on April 26. If you
would be interested in pledging
Lt. CoL Bozeman
Recognized by Army
Three MEDDAC staff mem-
bers 'at, Blanchfield Army
Community Hospital in Fort
Campbell, Kentucky were recently
inducted in to the Order of
Military Medical Merit. Among
them was Lt. Col. Gregory
Bozeman, chief, Social Work
The Order of Military Medical
Merit is a unique private organi-
zation founded by the command-
ing general, U.S. Army Health
Services Command in April 1982
to, recognize excellence and pro-,
mote fellowship and esprit de
corps among' Army- Medical
Membership in the order rec-
ognizes those individuals who
have demonstrated the highest
standards of integrity and moral
character, displayed an outstand-
ing degree of professional compe-
tence, seyed in the Army Medical
Department with selflessness,
obtained the appropriate soldier-
ing skills and military education
and contributed to the betterment
of Army medicine.
i Bozeman is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Clyde Bozeman of Wewa-
hltchka and has been a member
of the service for 22 years.
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St Joe Beach
Home: 647-5106 -
money towards their effort please
call Ginny Seefeldt at 648-5303.
During National Volunteer
Week the John C. Gainous, VFW
Post #10069 and Ladies Auxil-
llary will honor Inez Glass, Jerry
Stokoe. Gloria Young, Margaret
Barker and Marvin 'Corky" Bark-
der for the volunteer work in the
community. At that time they will
also be presenting "Appreciation.
Plaques" to the following commu-
nity members for all their support
to the VFW activities: Rock)y Com-'
forter, George Duren. Tommy
Knox. Gene Raffield. David Rich.
Wes Ramsev, Donnie Smith. and
Charlie Smith. .
Post Commander "Butch"
Arendt Invites the public to a spe-
cial recognition ceremony on Sat-
urday. April 18. at 12:00. at the
John C. Gainous VF\' Post
#10069; 1774 Trout Avenue in
Highland View. ;
"Mowed Over" While
Working In Garden
In a freak accident Tuesday
afternoon, Allle Williams was
struck bv a tire while working in a
flower bed In her front yard on
Garrison Avenue. The tire came
off a trailer which was being
towed by William Michael Bryant
who was travelling ,north on
The left tire came apart and
kept on rolling into Williams' yard,
as Bryant slowed his vehicle when
he felt the tire come off. Williams
was cared for by a paramedic on
the scene and transported to.Gulf
Pines Hospital by emergency
Pictured above is Chief Richter receivign his appreciation plaque
from Melissa Ramsey, Gulf County Juvenile Justice Council
Chairperson and Gloria Dumas, Council Secretary.
Retiring Chief Richter Recognized
Chief "Bucky" Richter was
nominated by the Gulf County
Juvenile Justice Council as the
"volunteer of the year." Chief
Richter served as the first coumn-
cil chairperson for two years and
was instrumental In creating a
successful partnership for ser:
vicing area youth.
This nomination was sent to
the Department of Juvenile
Justice for additional recogni-
tion. The local council presented
Resident's Picnic at Liberty Manor
On March 26 the residents of
Liberty Manor Apartments in Port
SL Joe came together to celebrate
the joy of the Easter season with a
picnic party on Liberty Manor
Manager Darlene Felts and
"Main Man" Larry Chism hosted
the event attended by residents.
Say you Saw It 71n 7fe. Star
2'? ? 2
Daisy Reeves, Mary ,Murphy,
Marion Meeks. Pauline Pierce,
Rosco Leggs, Fran Ridgley.
Darlene Chism. Fairchild Ashley.
Robert Danbusch, 'Rosetta
Hendricks, Larry Jones, Helen A.
Etta Burton and Shirley
Edmore, who also live in the com-
plex, entertained the crowd as
they sang "The White Cliffs of
Dover'. The picnic was thorough-
ly enjoyed by all in attendance.
him with a plaque of apprecia-
tion. Chief Richter will be leaving
his position for retirement at the
end of April.
Certification (only) for
\Vewahltchka commodity recipi-
ents will take place on
Wednesday. April 16 from 12:30
to 3:30 p.m.. CDT, at the Old
Courthouse. Those in Wewahitch-
ka whose cards have expired
should bring their necessary
papers on that day to recertify.
The commodity office at the
Gulf County Courthouse in Port
St. Joe is open Monday through
Friday (except holidays) from 9:00
a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to
5:00 p.m. (ET) for certification.
Please note that the next
commodity distribution will be in
May. For further information feel
free to call 229-9112. 639-5068.
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Honor Roll from Wewahitchka Elementary School
School released this week a list of
students who earned placement
on the honor roll for the third
nine week grading period of the
school year. They are as follows-
("AllA" students denoted by aster-
isks (**) following their name.):
Third grade-Kayla Bailey,
Justin Barnes**, Tyril Baxley,
Jacob Carr, William Chason,
Megan Crutchfield, Philip
Dorman, Brenda Driggers**, Rian
Hall, Benjamin Holley, Randy
Jackson, Johnny Jones, Megan
Mayo, Courtney McMillion, Daniel
McNamara** Krystal Norris,
Joshua Pitts, Alison Price,
Brandon Rouse, Cassandra
Stroud, Kayce Sykes, Michael
Weeks, Megan Whitfield, and
Fourth grade-Adam Ake,
.Crystal Baker**, Jody Barnes,
Kyle Barnes, Shannon Barnes,
Kody Bidwell*, Bridget Boyd*i,
Sam Boyd, Courtney Bremer,
SHaylee Ferry3 Sheiletta Fisher,
Jade Gaskin**, Candice Gordon,
Holly Gray, Britney Grice**,
Nathan Grimes**, Jonathan
Hightower, Kaci Hoover, Jacob
Jackson, Daryl Knee**, Tiffany
Laird*, Sarah Lawrence, Brandy
Little, Courtney Martin, David
McDonald, Steven Peak, Jill
Pippin**, Kayla Rich, Tamara
Sandlin, Brandi Sasser, Jeffrey
Semmes, Charles Strange**,
Carla Whitfleld,- and Charles
Fifth grade-Shelbie Adams,
Trampus Andrews, Phillip Buitte,
Sean Burch,' Shanna Collier**,
Shawn Davis, Stephanie Grimes,
Dawn Hall, Drew Hall, James
Hall, Kyle Hall, William Harrell,
Laura Husband**, Candace Little,
Veronica Marsh,. Holly Merritt,
April Messer, Lindsay Miller,
Amber Mitchell, Hunter Nun-
nery*, Kyle Smith, Fritz Stoppel-
bein, Kristal Travis, Cassle Ward,
Judith Howard, 47, ofPort St.
Joe Beach, died Monday, April 7
in a local hospital. Born in
Lexington, Massachusetts, she
moved to Port St. Joe in. 1990
frdm Eufaula, Alabama. She was
a homemaker and Baptist by
Ms, -Hloward is survived by'
her husband, Joseph H. Howard
I of Port SL'0Joe: two sons, Scott J.
toward and wife, Paula of Santa
Anna, California and John C.
Howard of Callaway: one sister,
Margaret Confrey of West Palm
Memorialization will be by
Funeral Home of Port St. Joe is in
Charge of all arrangements.
Richard A. Skipper
Richard Albert Skipper, 72, of
Cottondale died Sunday, April 6
in Jackson Hospital in Marianna
following a brief illness.
A native of Jackson County.
he owned and operated Skip's
SGulf Station in Port St. Joe for 33
years. He was a member of Salem'
Freewill Baptist Church in
Kynesville. and served in the Navy
during World Way II. He was also
a member of the V.F.W. Post
10069 in Port St. Joe;i '
Survivors include his wife,
Julia Rhudine Skipper of Cotton-
dale; two :daughters, Brenda
Burkett and Betty Jean Bradley,
both. of Port St. Joe; one sister,
Verna Mae Porter of Port St.Joe;
two brothers, John D. Skipper of
Port St. Joe and James Skipper of
Birmingham, Alabama, and three
Services were held at 2 p.m.,
CDT. Wednesday. April 9 at Salem
Freewill Baptist Church. Burial
followed in Church Cemetery,
with Rev. Bill George and Rev.
Donnie Hussey officiating.
Marianna Chapel Funeral
Home was in charge of arrange-
Gaston L. Dickens
Gaston Louis Dickens, 81, of
Jacksonville, died Tuesday, April
4Iellowing a brief illness. A native
of Panama City and Wewahitchka,
he had lived in Jacksonville for,
more than 50 years.'
He was a graduate of the'
University of Florida and worked
forGlidden/SCM as a chemical.
engineer and Director of Pur-
chasing for 45 years. He was an
active member of Northshore
Presbyterian Church serving
many years as chairman of the
Board of Deacons. A veteran of
WWII, he served in the U. S. Army
attaining the rank of Major..
He was past Worshipful
Master of Solomon Lodge as well
as a 32nd Degree Mason and a
IC t Scottish Rite. A
member of Morocco Temple
Shrine, he served with the
Hospitality Unit. He was prede-
ceased by his wife of 39 years,
Martha Williams Dickens, his sis-
.ars Estelle Mosely, and his broth-
Darnell Ward, Jessica Wells**,
and Monica Zito.
Adams, Monique Adkins**,
Barbara Alderman, Justin
Barnes, Sheena Barnes, Michael
Gortman, Sarah Grimes**, Alea-
sha Hand, Daniel Holmes, Cortne
Hoover**,'Judith Husband*, Kelli
Jackson**, Fred Kemp, Sean
Kerrigan, Jesse Knee**, Matthew
Kramer, Beau Ludlaim, Derrick
McMillion, Meagan Morris, Codi
Poe, Jerome Rouse, Laura Spivey,
Frankie Stanley, Charli Taylor,
Jonathan Thomas, Janf Traylor,
and Robert White.
GFC's Wildlife Alert Program
Proves Popular With the Public
When the Wildlife Alert pro- judges have remembered our pro-
gram was started by the Florida gram." .
Game and Fresh Water Fish Hill tracks both the arrests
Commission in the fall of 1979, no made and reward payments for
one could erivision that 18 years the Commission, and works i lAi li l
later it would be one of the most closely with a 13-member citizen-
successful citizen-reporting pro- appointed committee whose job is
grams of wildlife and fisheries toi formulate guidelines for the
crimes in the United States, program and raise funds from
"I've talked to people from conservation and civic organiza-
conservation agencies all over the tions.
country and our program has
been one of the most successful in
terms of arrests and rewards
paid," said Major Kyle Hill,
Division of Law Enforcement
Bureau Chief. "Wildlife officers
have made more than 15,900
arrests' and just over $230,000
Shas been paid out to individuals
who reported violations during
Hill said the success of the
program goes to citizens who see
violations and are willing to step
forward and make a call to stop
the violation, and to judges in
Florida who require wildlife defen-
dants make restitution to the
Wildlife Alert Reward Fund.
"Some states have similar vio-
lation-reporting programs but
they depend on public donations
to fund their reward system and
generally there's just not enough
money to keep a program viable,"
Hill said. "We've been quite fortu-
nate the way prosecutors, and
er Benjamin H. Dickens.
Survivors include his daugh-
ters, Brenda Dickens Dye and
husband, Terrence F. Dye of
Panama City, Janice Dickens
Dunlap and husband, Davisson
F. Dunlap, Jr., ofTallahassee; his
grandchildren,. Jason Andrew
Dye, Holly Elizabeth Dye,
Davisson F. Dunlap, III, Whitney
Anne-Elizabeth Dunlap; a great-
grandchild, Paige Marie Dype;
numerous. cousins, nieces,
nephews, and a close' special
friend, Lucy Bennett.
A memorial service was held
at Northshore Presbyterian
Church in Jacksonville on Friday,
April 4 with the Rev. Scott
Wilkinson officiating. Graveside
funeral services were held at Jehu
Cemetery in Wewahitchka on
Saturday, April 5. Those that wish
may send memorials to any
Shriners Children's Hospital or to
a favorite charity.
SAll arrangements were under
the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home, Wewahitchka
Eunice Marie Ramsey, of
' Wewahitchka, has gone to be with
her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
her sister Bernice Rogers, arid her
father, Jasper Merchant, on
Friday, April 4 at 5:13 p.m.?
She is survived by her loving
husband, Winfred Ramsey of
Wewahitchka; her son, Dennis
Ramsey of Wewahitchka; her two
daughters, Brenda Ramsey of
Panama City and Annette Shaw of
San Antonio, Texas; her mother,
Cora B. Merchant; and two broth-
ers, J. C. Merchant and Maurice
Merchant and 'wife, Claire, all of
The funeral service was held
at Comforter Funeral Home
Chapel at 3:00 p.m., CDT,
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
W. C. Bridenback
William Curtis (Curt)
Bridenback, 32, died suddenly
Friday, April 4 in Marietta,
Georgia. He is survived by his
widow, Jeri Lynn Wilder
Bridenback of Powder Springs,
Georgia; his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Bill Bridenback; and sister,
Victoria Bridenback of Chipley.
Services and burial were conduct-
ed in Chipley Monday, April 7.
Albert Burke of St. Joe Beach
died Thursday, April 3 in a local
hospital. Memorialization will be
All arrangements are under
the direction of Gilmore-
Southerland Funeral Home of
For the six month period end-
ing December 31, 1996, Hill said
wildlife officers made 890 arrests
statewide and the Wildlife Alert
committee paid $5,475 to 177
The incidents included the
arrests of three men near Plant
City for shooting and killing an
immature bald eagle; the arrests
of 12 people on 41 charges in
northwest Florida in "Operation
Blackhawk" for wildlife law viola-
tions, illegal use and sale of nar-
cotics and illegal use of gill nets;
and a case in Leon and Jefferson
counties where five subjects were
charged with illegally killing and
selling deer, game fish and alliga-
Hill said the percentages vary
from year to year but in some
years 70% or more of the Wildlife
Alert callers refuse a reward and
instead they simply want the par-
ticular illegal activity stopped. For
those that do want a reward, he
said they can remain anonymous,
receive a code and are urged to
call back to see if an arrest has
been made. The reward payments
range from $25-$1,000 depending
on the type and seriousness of the
Hill urged all those interested
in the outdoors' to pick up. a
Wildlife Alert bumper sticker for
their vehicles from any commis-
sion regional office. He said viola-
tions can be reported in north-
west Florida by calling the GFC's
Panama City office toll-free at 1-
Some cellular phone sub-
scribers may report violaips
dialing- *GFC. In northwest
Florida, 3600 Communications
offers the feature as a free air-
time call In all counties.
Clinic's Board '
Meeting is Set
The Board of Directors of the
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc.
will hold its regularly scheduled
meeting on Tuesday, April 15 at
12:00 noon (eastern time).
The meeting will be held at
the Gulf County Guidance Clinic
Wellness Center on Third Street in
SPort St. Joe..
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SUNRISE: April 7, 1961 SUNSET: January 27, 1996
Although you left so suddenly and without a word, we know that your earthly body
was in need of a rest. We may never understand why you had to leave us this way, but
we are comforted with the thought of knowing that we'll be together soon one day.
God almighty is too wise and never makes a mistake: He had need of a useful flower
and picked you from among the best.
So; our tears are just temporary and for a little while, and the pain we'll try to bear,
sleep on! My husband, dad, son, grandson, brother, and cousin,.sleep on! For the day
is coming, we'll meet you there.
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Youth Day at Dick Howser Stadium
Nearly 100 of Port St. Joe Dixie Youth/Boys Baseball League's players, with chaperones and
Seminole Boosters in tow, journeyed to Tallahassee Sunday to take in a game between the Florida
State Seminoles and Clemson Tigers during "Youth Day" at the ball park.
Co-sponsoring the venture were the Gulf County Seminole Booster Club and the Port St. Joe
Rotary Club. Thanks are extended to the following organizations for making the trip possible:
Lions Club, Kiwanis Club, First United Methodist Men's Club, Duren's Piggly Wiggly, and the Junior
S. Service League.
In the photo at left, a Seminole player takes time out from his. warm-up for a few autographs.
At right, the Seminole's starting center fielder,.J. D. Drew (39), leads a group of the young players
onto the field for pre-game festivities.
It's Hit With Us!
Members of Port St. Joe Dixie Boys' Piggly Wiggly and Discount Auto Parts baseball teams, are
shown in the photo above in front of a newly erected concession stand on their home field, which
is located adjacent to PSJHS's baseball field on Gautier Memorial. The building is the result of
100% of volunteer labor and materials donations.
Bayside Lumber gave approximately $550 worth of the building materials necessary for the
task. Steve Brant's Roofing donated all materials and labor needed to roof the building; Carpet,
Country donated the floor covering; and Beach Combers Pizza contributed wood used for counter
tops. Andy Duke donated all the nails and fasteners, as well as spending an entire work day along-
side Chuck Quaranta to construct the building.
The players, coaches, and parents of the Dixie' Boys league would like to heartily thank each
and every donor for their support of the project and invite everyone out to see it during their
Tuesday and Friday night games beginning at 7:30
LOG-ON@the Library Day
.The Gulf County Public
Library in Port St. Joe will have
an open house on Thursday. April
17 to celebrate National Library
During the day, the staff will
be demonstrating how easy it is to
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>lncr. DP.art n..nna. nDr RA nn a 1907 UI:
way, visiting the ALA "tour" site
and other interesting stops along
the way. Tours will be at 1Q a.m.,
12 noon, and at 2 and 4 p.m.
The REAP Internet site will
also be visited for business and
'government leaders that 'may
want to see the information avail-
able to them.
The Northwest Regional
Library System has over 200 rec-
ommended Internet sites cited on
various subjects. Plus, the staff
Shas bookmarked many infolrma'
tive places to visit. ,.
Go visit the library ,during
this week. and especially on
Thursday to learn,: how to "Log-
on@the Library". Check on all the'
new books on the shelves, also.
Blood Pressure /'s
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens and NHC will offer free
blood pressure checks at the new
Senior Citizens Center located in
the Gulf County Courthouse com-
plex in Port St. Joe.
Pressure, checks will start at
10:30, according to Jerry Stokoe.
on Tuesday, April 15. Everyone is
encouraged to stop by and take
advantage of the free service.
Open 7 Days A Week
PLUS ring doorbell after hours
to serve you best.
Located right at the foot of new
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that you need to fish with.
We have been in business
longer than any other tackle
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Come & See Us! Thanks!
Weston Promoted to
Air Force Colonel
The United States Ar- Force
recently announced results of the
1997 Colonels Promotion Board.
Among those selected for promo-
tion to Colonel was Lieutenant
Colonel Mike Weston of Randolph
AFB in Texas.
Colonel Weston is currently
'serving 'as the Deputy Chief of the
Plans and Programs Division at'
Headquarters. Air Education and
'Training Command in: Sa'n.
Antonio, Texas. He previously,
served as the Commander of the
558th Flying Training Squadron
at Randolph AFB and as the
Commander of the 450th Flying
Training Squadron at Mather AFB
Earlier in his career he served
as a Weapons Systems Officer in
the F-4E aircraft at MacDill AFB;
,Holloman AFB in New Mexico;
and Taegu AB in the Republic of
Korea. Additionally, he served as
a Flight Commander and 'instruc-
tor Electronic. Warfare Office in
the F-4G Wild Weasel aircraft at
'George AFB in California.
Colonel Weston is married to
the former Cynthia Ellen Caldwell
of Panama City'and is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Weston of Port
Night of Snake
Like snakes? Afraid of
snakes? Hate snakes? Precious
bfew people have a neutral attitude
about these scaly creatures.
Regardless of your snake politics.
you are encouraged to attend our
:"Snake Appreciation Night" to
learn more about them.
SThe guest speaker is Mark
Ludlow, a:biological scientist from
Florida Caverns State Park in
:Marianna. A live snake has been'
invitedd as a part of Mark's presen-
Mark Ludlow has had a pas-
sion for these legless reptiles
since early childhood, and has
grabbed them form coast to coast,
as well as throughout South
'America. Through slides and an
informal lecture, he will educated
us about the identification, biolo-
gy, behavior and habitat prefer-
ences of our local species. For
instance, did yo know we have
nearly 50 kinds of snakes in the
area! Only a few are dangerous
and some are in danger (from us).
SThis'presentation will be held
"atf'Tei Apalachicola' Ndtional
Es'tltilrie Research R&serve,
Tuesday evening, April 22 from 7
to 8 p.m. See you there. Bring
To reach the reserve, go to the
north end of Market Street and
turn left at the. stop sigh, by the
Scipio Creek Marina in
Apalachicola, For. moie informa-
tion, call (904) 653-8b63.
. The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association will be selling
taco salads Friday, April 11th
from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at
Sthe Senior Center or at Frank Pate
Park in Port St. Joe, and they will
Also deliver them to local busi-
The dinners will consist of a
taco salad with tortilla chips and
all the fixings plus iced tea for
only $3.50. Please call 229-8466
to place your order.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1997 PAGE 7A
Purchasing of Saltwater
Products Licenses Now
Secured Solely Thru Mail
'In an effort to streamline
the process for efficiency, the
'sale of Saltwater Products
Licenses (SPL's) should now
be handled exclusively
through the mall.
If an applicant chooses to
use the "area Florida Marine
Patrol office to apply. for an
SPL, the receipt which is
issued will not serve as a tem-
porary license, since the
Division of Law Enforcement
is not the license Issuing
authority. The "Saltwater
products license application
receipts" will only be used by
The Gulf County Cattlemen
Association and the Gulf County
Cooperative Extension Service will.
sponsor a seminar on "Basic Herd
Health 'Management". The semi-
nar will convene Tuesday, April
15 at 6:30 p.m., CT,. : in
Wewahitchka's historical old
courthouse, in the courtroom
which is on the second floor.
Guest speaker will be Dr. Ed
Richey, professor of Veterinary
Medicine with IFAS ,of the
University of Florida.
The Gulf County Cattlemen
Association will sponsor a" steak
dinner for all participants. If you
have questions concerning this
seminar, please call the Gulf
county Cooperative Extension
Service at (904) 639-3200.
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the Saltwater License Section
under certain circumstances.
This receipt will no longer be
used in the field offices.
The Saltwater Licensing
Section will begin accepting
license renewal applications
on April 15. This will provide
a much larger window for
application and help ensure
the applicant receives the SPL
prior to the beginning of the
new license year. For early
applicants this will mean they
should have their new license
in hand before July 1.
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Sharks Take Two District Wins
Yeager Hurls a No-Hitter Over Jefferson County in Saturday's Game
PSJ Track Takes
First In Two Meets
Last Tuesday, the boys track
team competed in a four team
meethosted by Bay High. Ruther-
ford placed first in the meet with
104 points, Port St. Joe placed
second with 74 points, Bay third
with 51 points, and Wewahitchka
fourth with 13 points.
Placing first in the meet for
the Sharks were: Ben McCroan,
discus-127'6; Marco Givens, high
jump-5'10; Laredo -Ginn, pole
vault-11'O; Rod Givens, 800 me-
ters-2:09.7; Keion McNair, 200
meters-22.9; and Tyson Pittman,
Coming in second for Port St.
Joe were: Jermain Peterson, shot-
put-41'0; Kelon McNair, long
jump-18'10; Marco Givens, triple
jump-41'0; Rod Chambers, 110
hurdles-15.6; and Rod, Givens,,
Placing third were: Ben
McCroan, shot put-39'1; and
Josh Todd/Jason Holmes, pole
Last Friday, the boys track
team competed in a six-team
meet hosted by Mosley. Port St.
Joe won eight events and scored
187 points, placing them in first
place. Rutherford came in second
with 129 points, Mosley (71), Bay
(69), Marianna (35), and Wewa-
Placing .first in the meet for
the Sharks were: Ben McCroan,
discus-129'1; Marco Givens, high
jump-6'0; Laredo Ginn, pole-
vault-1'0; lTyson Pittman, 110
hurdles-15.4; Germain' Clark,
1600 meters-4:36.1; Mark Wil-
liams, 300 hurdles-42.3; Germain
Clark. 800 meters-2:02.8; and
Gabe Clark, 3200 meters-
Coming in second place were:
Jermaine Peterson, shot put-42'3;
Marco Givens, triple jump-40'7;
Rod Chambers, 110 hurdles-
16.0; Gabe Clark, 1600 meters-
4:39.9; Tyson Pittman. 300 hur-
For the deal of your life,
JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
2251 ,W. 23rd St.
PANAMA' CITY, FL 32405
Also coming in second place
in the 1600 meter relay were: Ja-
son Holmes (55.9), Marco Givens
(54.1), Nick Sweazy (52.9), and
Germain Clark (52.9). The team
had a total time of 3:35.8.
Placing third for Port St. Joe
were: Ben McCroan, shot put-
39'8; Nick Sweazy/Jason Holmes,
pole vault-l.0'0; Jason Holmes,
400 meters-54.7; Nick Sweazy,
800 meters-2:07.9; and Rod Giv-
ens, 3200 meters-10:34.9.
The National Federation of In-
terscholastic Coaches Association
has selected Coach Vernon Ep-
pinette as the 1997 recipient of
the' Section Three Distinguished
Service Award and the Florida
Distinguished Service Award for
Boys Basketball. Section Three
includes the states of Tennessee,
North Carolina, Florida, Georgia,
Louisiana. Mississippi, South
Carolina and Alabama.
The Florida Athletic Coaches
Association recently bestowed the
following honors on Port St. Joe
High School's Coach Vernon Ep-
pinette: the 1997 Boys Basketball
Coach of the year; the FACA Life
Membership Award, and the Pro-
fessional Service Award for 20
years of service.
Coach Eppinette has been a
head coach for the past 21 years.
He has a career record of 450-
191 and in his seven years at
Port St. Joe High School he has a
record of 172-50.
The Gulf'Rifle Club will hold
two separate handgun matches, a
hunter pistol metallic silhouette
match and a 22 rmfire bullseye
match, on Saturday, April 12.
Registration and set up will start
at 8:30 a.m. with the metallic sil-
.houette match starting at 9:00.
This match consists of 40 rounds
fired at metal targets at 40 to 100
yards from the shooter. Any com-
mon handgun caliber may be
used that will not damage the tar-
gets. The bullseye match will be
restricted to any 22 rimflre hand-
gun and, consists of 90 rounds
Fired at bullseye targets 25 yards
from the shooter. NRA rules will
apply to both matches. All hand-
gun shooters are invited to shoot
in the matches.
The rifle club will shoot, trap
every Sunday afternoon starting
at 2:30 and on Thursday even-
ings starting at 6:30. The trap
field is well lighted for shooting
after sundown and all shooting
positi hav ons have concrete alk-
ways. All'shotgun shooters are in-
vited to come out and enjoy the
facilities. For additional infornma-
tion call 229-8421.
Indian Pass Marine
2178 Hwy. C 30 227-1666 Port St. Joe
Simmons Bayou across from Pic's
BP Convenience Store
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SERVICE & REPAIRS
Ryan Yeager threw a no-hit-
ter for the Sharks Saturday
against Jefferson County.
WEWA STATE BANK CLAS
WEWA 5, NORTH HARDEN
The Wewahitchka Gators lo
their final game in the Wew
hitchka State Bank Classic, 7-
This loss left the Gators tied wi:
Washington County for the be
record, 2-1 for the round-rob
In this game against the lar
est public school in Kentucky, tl
Gators had a total of 12 error
giving up all seven uneamn
Ike Mincy pitched for the W
wahitchka Gators, striking o0
PSJ 10, JEFFERSON CTY. 0
The Port St. Joe Sharks (11-5
overall, 3-1 in District 2-3A) were
deemed victors over Jefferson
County Saturday in a six-inning
ball game. Ryan Yeager pitched
an incredible no-hitter for the
Yeager (3-3) struck out six
and walked three. He also had a
RBI double and RBI single to as-
sist the team offensively.
Brian Jenkins was three for
four, with a two-run single in the
first inning and a two-run double
in the sixth inning. Cameron
SLikely and Jessie Colbert each
had a single and RBI double
while Jarred Patterson hit a RBI
single in the first inning.
PSJ 300 016--10 113
JEF. CO. 000 000-- 0 0 1
PSJ 11, BLOUNTSTOWN 1
The Port St. Joe Sharks
were victorious against Blount-
stown Tuesday night, 11-1 in a
five inning ball game.
Freshman Ashley Stephens
was the starting pitcher for the
Sharks, striking out six, walking
.none and allowing only five hits.
Wayne Summers relieved Ste-
phens in the fifth inning, striking
Jesse Colbert lead offensively
for the Sharks, batting three for
three. Summers and Jerred Pat-
terson both batted two for three.
Fins111h 2- 1.
S 11i Dave Davis hit a three-run Brett I
homer. who's wav
7 There were a :total of six YeagerSal
t teams participating in the three eaer
a-t day tournament; four teams from is the ond
5. Kentucky and two local teams,
h. Wewahitchka and Sneads. La
st WEWA 7, TAYLOR CO. 9
in The Wewahitchka Gators lost
in a tough battle for a victory
g- over Taylor County last Thursday L
he evening. Kelly Forehand pitched
rs, for the Gators. WEWA 8,
ed The Gators record is now 13- The Pc
8 and they just missed ranking in (10-9) hos'
e- the top ten in 2A, placing 11th in wahitchka
ut the state. 'Ti da ev
gled in the
Summers had a homerun in dead
center and four RBI. Patterson,
Charlie Lanford and Cameron
Likely all had doubles.
The Sharks host Santa Fe
Thursday night at 7:30 p:m.
PSJ 800 21--11 13
B'TOWN 100 00-- 1 5
Lowry scores for the Sharks, followed by Cameron Likely
'ing the runner at third on. They scored on a hit by Ryan
turday against Jefferson County. Shark Wayne Summers (7)
dy Gators Defeat
arks Tuesday 8-2
PORT ST. JOE 2
ort St. Joe Lady Sharks
ted the undefeated We-
Lady Gators (16-0)
.ening and lost, 8-2.
a Bryant picked up her
ry as the Gators' pitch-
up two hits, striking out
Johnson pitched for the
ks striking out one and
one. Johnson also sin-
e first inning.
Od Davis :and Ashley
Lister went two for four for the
undefeated Lady Gators who to-
taled 11 hits.
Johnson and Jolyn Parker
were the two hitters for Port St.
Joe. Parker hit a shot in the
fourth inning to score two.
The Wewahifchka Lady Ga-
tors play again Wednesday night
in Chattahoochee and the Port St.
Joe Lady Sharks travel to Blount-
stown Thursday to play a district
WEWA 020 600 O-8 11 3
PSJ 006 20 2-0 22 7
Views On Dental Health
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.
David Carl Gaskin throws the first pitch out in the Wewahitchka
State Bank Classic last week as Coach Jay Kearce, his son Jerry, and
granddaughter, Jade, watch.
Gulf Coast Seminole
Club Spring Pow Wowv
It's spring-time here along the$
Gulf Coast and in recognition of
this the Gulf Coast Seminole Club
members are hosting a Spring
This social and membership
drive will be held at the St. Joseph
Bay Country Club on April 17th
at 7:00 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres will
be served and a cash bar will be
available. It is sure to be a great
Seminole gathering, so make
plans to join them.
The cost of the pow wow will
be $15 per couple for members
and $25 per couple for non-mem-
Men's Class C & D
Thompson Temple FBC Youth
Department will be hosting a
,men's softball tournament on
May 16th and 17th in Port St.
The round robin tournament
will be limited to eight teams.
Entry fee is $100 and teams hit
their own MSP-47 softballs. First
place and individual trophies will
be given to the winner; second
and third place trophies will be
Entry deadline is May 2nd.
For more information, call
Charles Gathers at 229-8241
(home) or 229-9940 (work).
Many adults develop
problems with their jaw joints
which are primarily caused
by a bad bite, stress, or a
combination of the two. This
condition is known as TMJ
mandibular joint syndrome).
Symptoms are varied and
include aches and pains in
the joints (just in front of the
ear), headache, stiff neck,
popping and clicking in the
jaw, and muscle spasms.
Although most TMJ
patients are adults, it is pos-
sible for the condition to
develop at an early age.
Headaches, stuffy ear, ear
aches or ringing, and clench-
ing or bruxing of the teeth
can start as soon as there
are teeth in the mouth.
Because of the great vari-
ety of symptoms associated
with TMJ syndrome, it has
been called "the great mas-
querader." Still, it is better to
err on the side of caution.
That is why it is recommend-
ed that you or your child visit
a dentist versed, in treating
TMJ syndrome as soon as
Prepared as a public service to pro-
mote better dental health. From the
office of FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.,
319 Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.
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Staff, residents, and volunteers at Bay St. Joseph Care Center officially welcomed spring recently as they began
planting of the facility vegetable garden, a therapeutic program designed to nurture social, physical and mental d
opment. In the photo above, dedicated volunteers Sy and Christine Williams assist resident Loren Kelly with the pi
ng of the seedlings. Also contributing to the project were Barfield Lawn and Garden, Marquis Home Health and VFW
#10069 Ladies Auxiliary.
local hazardous dr
tions, laws; and the
of driving, alcohol an
that will impair drivi
J ason W. Halre h
United States Arm:
Delayed Entry Prog
U.S. Army Recruitir
Panama City. The p
young men or wome
tunity to delay enlist
Army for up to one
reporting to basic n
AARP, along with the new
Port St. Joe Senior Center, is
offering a driver improvement
course for older drivers called "55
ALIVE/MATURE DRIVING." It is
strictly a classroom refresher
course to help drivers aged 50
and over to become safer drivers.
There are no examinations and no
--- -- Thisr efresher coursewi:ll -be-
held at the new Senior Center in
Port St. Joe on Tuesday and
Wednesday, April 15 and 16, from
1:30 to 5:30, p.m. To cover
expenses, the cost, is Ia total of
$8.00 per person in the form of a
check made out to AARP.
During the hours of 1:00 to
3:00 P.M. on April 9 and 10 a vol-
unteer will be on hand at the
Senior Center to collect reserva-
tion checks and answer ques-
Who needs this "55
course? According to all govern-
ment and insurance company
reports, EVERY PERSON OVER.
AGE 50 NEEDS TO RE-EVALUATE
THEIR ABILITIES ON THE ROAD.
Just'read the paper every day and
it becomes evident that seniors
are not the better drivers today.
The purpose of 55
ALIVE/MATURE DRIVING course
is to help senior drivers become
more aware of and help cope with
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al changes, ty precautions that should be state approved.
riving situa- taken while getting in and out of Upon completion of
safety aspect the car, plus much more. course, a certificate will be i'
id medication Classes are presented in two to each participant. These c
ng, and safe- four-hour sessions over a two-day cates could and probably w
period. Volunteer instructors are the person taking the cou
Haire recruited and trained by special discount on their auto insure
AARP trainers to conduct this How important is this co
Army course. Space in these classes is 1 It has been proven to reduce
limited, so reserve your spot now. dents, traffic violations and
las Joined the The "55 ALIVE--MATURE DRI-r '. It could save-your life or the
y under the VING '.course (s federally and 'someone near and dear to y
rram at the
Committee Formed to
Promulgate Plan For
Protection of Chipola
Aiming at Stormwater Runoff Exotic
Weed Control, and Other Pollutants
Taking a page out of Port St.
Joe's book last week, a Chipola
River planning committee was
formed last Thursday in an initial
meeting held at Chipola Junior
-. College in Marianna.
Representatives from ;every
county the Chipola River runs
through were present at the first
and organization meeting, which
was chaired by Gary Shaffer of
the Department of Environmental
The purpose of the committee
is to resolve a plan for protection
of the Chipola and its watershed.
The river which slices through
Jackson, Calhoun and Gulf
Counties before flowing into the
Apalachicola River in Gulf
County-after it balloons out to
form the Dead Lakes in the north-
ern portion of the county-is in
danger of becoming polluted
through a various number of
GUIDED BY DEP
The state's DEP, through its
decision to become a more friend-
ly protection agency, has taken
the lead to form a local commit-
S tee-much like the one formed for
devising a plan for protecting St.
Joseph Bay-in order to allow lo-
cal interests to come up with a
plan for protecting the stream
from'the mis-use by people who,
4 live, work and .play along its
i the The river has been described.
evel- as a pristine, free-flowing river
anti- stream, worthy of protection from
Post being spoiled by man.
Speakers for the initial meet-
ing of the fledgling committee
Lynn Gager, chairperson, St.
Andrew Bay Environmental Study-
Team, Panama City.
Dr. Robert E. King, Chairper-
the son, St. Joe Bay Committee, Port
issued St. Joe.
aertifi- Charlie Goddard, Northwest
ill get District Ecosystem Management
rse a Coordinator, Department of Envi-
fance. ronmental Protection, Pensacola.
urse? '' ADVICE GIVEN ON HELPS
acci- All of the speakers talked
fines. about about what steps the group
life of should: take-in ,order to become
ou. an effective oganizatlon with a vi-
able agenda. They also described
the sources available to them for
information derived from studies
and funds to do what they agreed
upon as things which needed do-
ing in order to apply a protection
After the speakers' remarks
were given, the members present
drew up a menu of things to pur-
sue in future meetings. Their
number one desire for action was
land acquisition. Close on its
heels was the subject of exotic
species control. Exotic weeds are
beginning to be a problem in the
river and the Dead Lakes.
From there, the subjects
graduated to litter control, water
and sewer, water run-off, agricul-
tural waste, traffic on the river,
Present at the organization
meeting from Gulf County were,
Doug Birmingham and Ralph,
Rish, representing the County
Commission, David Harrelson,
representing St. Joseph Land and
Development Company, Dr. Rob-
ert King and Wesley R. Ramsey.
Fla. Farm Facts
Florida leads the nation in the
production of tropical fish, with
$52.5 million in sales last year
from 205 tropical fish growers.
There are 72 Florida growers of
aquatic plants, who last year col-
lectively generated $8.6 million in
308 1 WllllamMl Ivur
2Po- St. Jo
g Station in
n the oppor-
ment into the
The enlistment gives the new
soldier the option to learn a new
skill, travel and become eligible to
receive as much as $30,000
toward a college education. After
completion of basic training, sol-
diers receive advanced individual
training in their career specialty..
Haire will report to Fort
Leonard Wood in Waynesville,
Missouri for military basic train
ing on April 15. He is the son of
Nancy and stepson of Walt
Gonyea of Panama City. His wife,
Wendy, is the daughter of Terry
and Delores Dupler, both of
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting inspection
checkpoints during the week of
April 11 thru 17 on SR-69 near
CR-274, on CR-22 near CR-22A,
and on SR-71 near Chipola
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers' will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles operated with defects such as
bad brakes, worn tires and defec-
tive lighting equipment. In addi-
tion, attention will be directed to
drivers who would violate the dri-
ver license laws of Florida.
The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection of all
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The Wewahitchka City Commission will hold a public
hearing at the regular City Commission meeting April 14
at 6:30. p.m. at City Hall. Special topics include the
Cablevision franchise, St. Joe Telephone franchise and
the St. Joe Natural Gas franchise.
Representatives from each of the companies will be pre-
sent. Citizens are encouraged to attend and be heard.
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PAGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1997
Tupelo Festival Draws People Like Honey Draws Flies!
while model air-
paces out over
flown by remote
was one of the
events of the
A festival goer. shops for homemade jelly.
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South Gulf VFD
The South Gulf County
Volunteer Fire Department, serv-
ing the Simmons Bayou, Cape
San Bias and Indian Pass areas,
will be holding their monthly
meeting on Saturday, April 19th
at Treasure Bay Lodge on C-30 at
7:00 p.m. followed by a covered
Bring your favorite dish and
beverage. Everyone is welcomed
and encouraged to attend.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1997 PAGE 3B
Mexico Beach's AARP
Chapter Plans Meeting
The Mexico Beach chapter of
AARP will meet on April 18th in
the Chamber of Commerce build-
ing at 12:00, CDT. This will be a
covered dish dinner, so bring your
favorite recipe to share with your
The program, "Celebrating
Old Age", will present the laugh-
able side of aging, with many of
the members participating with
readings and song. Maybe you
have a few quotes that you would
like to add, so bring them along.
Invite your friends and join them
for food fellowship and fun.
Thle nurse from Marquis
Home Health Care will be there to
take your blood pressure. If you
want that done, please come early
soias not to interrupt the meeting.
BEST FOOT FORWARD
By: Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist
MILES AND YEARS
The entrance to Lake Alice festival grounds features H-O-N-E-Y!!
Alice Park filled to
capacity last Saturday
as hundreds of honey
lovers converged on
the day's activities-
arts and crafts booths,
contests, fun, and
For the aged especially, walk-
ing Is Ideal exercise for maintaining
overall health-and for keeping the
feet in good working condition. But
many elderly people who should be
able to do so don't follow this prac-
tice. Some have gradually reduced
all types of physical activity. Some
refrain from walking because they
have foot problems which they
accept as something that can't be
Many of these problems origi-
nate or worsen because of neglect
or lack of proper personal foot
members of '
your family are
giving up on
walking be- '*
cause of foot problems, make an
appointment with the podiatrist
for examination. It might make a
difference in their mobility and
help produce a happier, more
Presented in the interest
S of better foot care by:
DR. STEPHEN J. GROSS, PODIATRIST
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Kicking Butts for Second Year
Teenagers Join Millions Who're Trying to Quit Habit
Every day more than 3,000
teenagers pick up their first ciga-
rette. Many of those teenagers will
end up with a nicotine addiction
and join the millions of smokers
who try every day to quit. The
average first time smoker is, 13
and staggering 25 percent of 17-
and 18-year olds are current
Hoping to appeal to
teenagers, last year, The
Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids,
with the help ofPresident Clinton,
held the first Kick Butts Day in
response to the growing number
of child and teenage smokers.
The second annual Kick
Butts Day will be held Thursday,
April 10. This national event
exposes children and adults to
the truth about the dangerous
effects 6f tobacco products, and
the alluring ads which are used
by tobacco companies to ensure a
new generation of smokers.
An estimated 419,000
Americans die each year from the
effects of cigarette smoking. On
April 10, the American Lung
Association of Florida-Northwest
Region would like to urge adults
to speak frankly to their children
about the hazards of cigarette
smoking and to set the example
and become tobacco free for Kick
Butts Day. For more information
Chrc o Yu
on smoking cessation classes or
the effects of cigarettes on chil-
dren call (904) 478-5864 or 1-800
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Honor Roll... Wewahitchka High School Honors Students
Larry A. Mathes, principal of
Wewahltchka High School has
released the names of students
placed on the honor roll for the
third nine week period of the
1996-97 school year. They are as
follows- ("All A" students denot-.
ed by an asterisk (*) following
Allen, Gregory Barnett, Lindsey
Carter, Nicholas Chan*, Joshua
Conley, Nicole Hall, Tonya Hall,
Cerrelle Hanes, Ryan Martin,
Kimberly McMillion*, Christina
Stroud, and Jeffery Yoder.
Eighth grade-Renee Ardire,
Hope Coleman, Victor Easter,.
Rosanna Ensley, Lindsey Harvey,
Teresa Jackson*, Kristin Jones,
Patrick Kerrigan*, Stephanie
Kramer*, Justin Marshall, Myron
May, Stefanie McDaniel, and
Ninth grade-Roxann Adkins,
Brandy Ake, Melissa Babb, Sarah
Bailey*, Cody Calhoun, Crystal
Collins,. Silvia Daniels, Andrew
Davis*, Shalina Freeman, Joe
Green, Latasha Hampton,
Stephen Helms, Johnny Jackson,
Renece Jackson, Russell Knee,
Justin Miller, Jonathan Morris,
Richard Philyaw, Stephen Price,
Jarrett Pridgeon, and Jonilyn
Tenth grade-Crystal Tillery,
Stephanie Ake, Amanda Atchison,
Austin Atchison, Elizabeth Dietz*,
Kristi Gay, Karen Hall, Victoria
McClellan*, Amy St. Clair, James
Taunton, Champ Traylor, Jen-
nifer Williams*, Jessica Williams,
and Bridgett Williamson.
Hysmith, Bente Anderson, Jen-
nifer Barnes, Joshua Baxley*,
Rita Dietz, Jackie Husband,
Dorothy Ley, Jeremy Lucas,
Jasmine McMillion, William
Mims, Ike Mincy, Thad Morris,
Eeva Urrio, Jason Ward, Joseph
Whitfield, and Charles Wiley.
Twelfth grade-Judith Bir-
mingham*, Amanda Davis, Holly
Floyd, Timothy Meredith, Jeffery
Mullis*, Michael Nunnery,
Jennifer Oaks, Carina Patterson:
Nemanja Rodich, Jose Salas-
Vernis, Kalyn Studley, Adam
Taunton, and Dana Walker.
From the Principal of
by Larry A. Mathes
The five students pictured were Florida Academic Schol-
ar nominees from this year's senior class of Wewahitchka
High School. They are, seated in the front row, left to right:
Amanda Davis, Judith Birmingham and Carina Patterson.
Standing, in the rear, left to right: Charlie Cole and Adam
By Linda Whitfield
Sarah Grimes is the "Student
of the Week"
Debbie Baxley chose the 12-
year-old daughter of Lynn and
Daniel Grimes as the -Student of
the Week". Sarah likes to do
things with her friends and when
she grows up, she would like to be
a teacher. As she puts it, "So I can
educate other people than
Her favorites are: TV show,
"Home Improvement"; color, blue;
and song, "I Believe I Can Fly". If
she could visit anywhere in the
world, it would be France. Sarah
says that she is looking forward to
graduation, but we will hate to see
her go. She will receive a free
pizza from P.J.'s Restaurant and
Pizza Kitchen. We wish her best
wishes and congratulations.
Winners Announced in Pepsi
The Pepsi school cap
fundraiser was a huge success
this year for WES. Buffalo Rock
Pepsi will donate $0.05 to our
school for.every blue cap we col-,
lected. Renee Forehand's class
was in charge of collecting and
counting the blue caps for the
After all the caps, were count-
ed, our school's total came to
almost 19,000 caps. This means
that Pepsi will donate almost
$950.00 to our school. Although
it has not been decided how this
money will be used, some possi-
bilities include updating the
sound equipment .on stage or
updating the playground.
The school had a competition
to see which class could collect
the most caps. Congratulations to
the winning classes, They are:
Doris Jean Whitten-1,469 caps
Bill Carr-2,468 caps
Becky Birmingham -1,043 caps
Each of these classes will be
awarded a pizza party for collect-
ing the most caps for their grade.
Although the cap collecting is over
for this year, we encourage every-
one to save any blue caps you
may still have for next year. This
is such a great fund-raiser, and
we plan to continue this for years
New Way To Send.Notes To
Karen Minger had an inter-
esting note sent to her. She got an
e-mail from third grader, Michael
Weeks. Mrs. Minger wanted to
share it with you. It said ...
"Dear Mrs. Minger, How are
you doing? I hope you are doing
fine. I am. You know those book-
marks I bought. I gave one to every
one in my family. Bye. Michael
Technology is everywhere,
Matthew Miller's Spring
Break, a Second Grader
"I have enjoyed Spring Break
in Washington, D.C. with my par-
ents. I rode the subway for the
first time and it was fun. I got to
see the White House too. It was
big, big, big, and white like snow.
We went to the Smithsonian Air
and Space Museum and saw R2-
D2 from the Star Wars movies,
and lots of airplanes. At the
Smithsonian Natural History we
saw dinosaur bones, the Hope
Diamond and fish. We went up
into the Washington Monument.
We also went inside the U.S.
Capitol and it was very big.
Finally, I rode in a taxi for the first
time. I loved, Washington. D.C.
Sounds like Matthew had a
Kin to Dead President
Blake- Lincoln, a first grader
in Mrs.- Hlnote's classroom,: told
her that he was intoo a dead
president"':Who; asked Mrs.
- Hinote. "Abe Lincoln, of course!"
WES would like to extend' ts
deepest sympathy to Secretary
Claudice Baxley and teacher Kim
Ludlam, in the death of Mrs.
Baxley's brother Bobby Gibbs. He
is the uncle of Kim.
Gulf County Schools
APRIL 14- 18
Fruit, French Fries, Bread,
Milk, and Cake.
Tossed Salad, Corn-on-Cob,
Bread, Milk, Dessert.
WEDS-Salisbury Steak, Rice
w/Gravy, Turnips, Cornbread,
THURS-Chicken & Rice,
Broccoli w/Cheese, Fruit Cup,
Rolls, and Milk.
FRI-Pizza, Peaches, Green
Beans, Milk, and Ice Cream.
April 12, Saturday night,
WHS juniors will host the senior
class at the annual prom, which
will be at the Blountstown Civic
Center. Student are urged to drive
carefully if providing their own
transportation. Please, be careful.
Drivers education classes will
be taught this summer. You must
be 15 by June 1st to sign up, and
you must sign up-the list is by
Mr. Wooten's office door. Take
care of this if you want to take dri-
ver's ed this summer.
Well, spring break is behind
us and now comes the mad dash
to the end ofschool. There are not
many nights in April and May
that aren't taken up by some
activity. Baseball, softball, track,
and weightlifting all 'must wrap
up regular seasons soon and pre-
pare for the playoffs and that trip
to state they all hope to make.
In fact, those qualified for
state in weightlifting-Justin
Jackson, Danny Voyles, and Cody
Calhoun--leave next Friday for
.Frostproof, site of the atatemeet.
Financial donations would be
greatly appreciated. Mayi2nd,
WHS will host the district track
meet at the PSJHS track.
Students are taking CTBS
Port St. Joe
"STUDENTS OF THE WEEK"
This week's "Students of the
Week" are Kimberly Pickett for the
seventh grade and Keria
Driesbach for the eighth grade.
Congratulations to both of youl
Congratulations to the middle
school softball team for defeating
Blountstown on Tuesday, March
25 with a score of 12-2 for the
first game and 21-11 for the sec-
ond game. They also defeated
Wewahitchka on Thursdhy,
March 22 with a score of 14-0.
SGO LADY SHARKS!,
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
11 Softball at home at 5:00
12 Track Meet at FAMU at 11:00
17 Softball at Wakulla at 4:00
19 Track Meet, PSJ Invitational
at home at 1:00
HAVE A GREAT WEEK ,
Smallwood Named to
Jennie Smallwood of Port St.
Joe has been initiated into ,the
Samford University chapter of
Alpha Lambda Delta freshman
honor society for women. .
Smallwood, an accounting
major, is the daughter of Clay and
Alpha Lambda Delta recog-
nizes students who have earned a
3.5 grade point average out of' a
possible 4.0 during their first
semester of academic study.
tests this week, the last of many
tests this year. I know it is time
consuming, but actually students
learn from taking tests, so it is
certainly not a waste of time. The
results that come back are used
in numerous ways that are help-
ful in planning or.adjusting pro-
grams, and also for student place-
ment in some programs.
Plans are underway for sum-
mer school this year, but at this
time they are incomplete. It does
appear that high school needs will
be reduced somewhat, but middle
school numbers may maintain
their usual levels.
I hope everyone had an enjoy-
able holiday. My family travelled
by car to Corpus Christi, Texas
for a family wedding. We had a
great trip and a great time, but it
.was almost like visiting a foreign
country. All of that portion of
Texas is an extension of Mexico,
just like Hawaii is almost an
extension of Japan. I point it out
only to show the great diversity
That exists in our country. Similar
"situations exist in many areas--
it's amazing that we have been
Sable to blend into one people,
especially since most ethnic
groups now appear to want to
preserve their culture as opposed
to blending into one. The term
"American" is now usually preced-
ed by the country of origin's
name. Of course, they want all the
benefits of being simply "an
American" while wanting to retain'
their other identity.
Have a great weekly
Port St. Joe Elementary School
Students Of the Week
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week". Billy
Naylor, Carson Howse, Rashetta
Langston, Lanetta Bell, Brad
Hagan, Chris Fuse, Crystal
Dawson and Terry Williams.
Celebrity Readers Week
"Celebrity Readers" week will*
be observed in our school the
week of April 14-18. Community
leaders have been invited to come
to our school library to read a
story to a class and tell how
important reading is to them in
Class and Make-up Pictures
Class pictures and make-up
pictures will be taken on Monday,
April 14. Picture money s also
due on this date.
Progress reports for the final
grading period will be sent home
on Friday, April 18. If you would
like to schedule a parent/teacher
conference, please call 227-1221.
Registration for kindergarten
at PSJES will be held on Fridav.
April 25 from'8:30 to 1:00. If your
child plans, to attend Port St. Joe
Elementary School please bring-
*copy of birth certificate;
*copy of social security number;
*proof of physical since August
12, 1996; and
*proof of immunization.
If you need more information,
please contact Janet Thompson at
the Health Department, 227-1276
or Cindy Belin at Port St. Joe
Elementary School at 227-1221.
IH~nf;' ( C a r'- N1~n r:
By: Jo Hernandez
Highland View Elementary
Field Trip .
The kindergarten and first
grade classes will be going on a
trip to the Bay County Junior
Museum on April 16th. The per-
mission slips and all other infor-
mation will be coming home with
your child. Please sign and return
the slips with their money as soon
as possible. Should you have any
questions, please contact Mrs.
Weston and Mrs. Arnold after 3
Kindergarten Registration .
... will be held on April 21st
from 8:30 to 2:00 in the kinder-
garten classroom. Please bring
your child, their birth certificate,
shot record, proof of school phys-
ical and social security card.
There will be no school that day
for this year's students so that we
may meet the new students who .
will begin with us next fall.
St. Augustine Trip .
Well, the students are count-
ing down until April 23rd and
their very much anticipated field
trip to St. Augustine. The stu-
dents would like to thank the par-
ents and many friends and sup-
porters throughout the communi-
ty for their hard work and efforts
to make this trip a reality for all.
I hope that you all had a very
enjoyable and relaxing spring
break. But, please parents,
remember that there are still
about six (6) weeks left, so keep
their heads into the books and try
and control the spring fever that
seems to hit us every year.
Last Reminder to Begin Shots...
The final reminder is here to
get your sixth graders immunized
for seventh grade with the
Hepatitis B shots. These are a
series of three shots and It takes
about six months to complete. So
don't delay your child's education.
If you have any questions please
see Mrs. Crocker, Mrs. Blackmon
or call the health department.
Book, Author Coming To Port
St. Joe Elementary School
Noted author, Sneed Collard,
will be in our school on May 1 for
three presentations. His many
journeys around the United
States and Asia have given him
Sthe material for his books. This
will be a fun and educational
experience for all. Please join us
on this day.
Pennies For Education
As part of our Career Week we
will be collecting pennies to be
donated to the Gulf County
Scholarship Program. Every stu-
dent that graduates and attends a
post-secondary institution is eligi-
ble for this scholarship. Please
send in your pennies today!
License For Learning
Help 'steer Florida's students
in the right direction when you
renew your automobile tag. Buy
the License for Learning plate and
you are automatically contribut-
ing to our state's future-its stu-
By purchasing this tag you
are donating to the Gulf County
School District. You can make a
* difference-Put Florida's-students
on the road to success. Buy the
License for Learning.
How to Parent Your
Gulf County Guidance Clinic,
Inc. is pleased to announce that a
parenting seminar will be pre-
sented on Thursday, April 17
from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. (Eastern).
SThe program will be held at the
Guidance Clinic's Wellness
Center, located at Williams
Avenue and 3rd Street in Port St
The topic presented will be
"Ending the Tug of War: Parenting
for Elementary Age Children." The
presenter will be Laura Rogers,
BSW, MS, counselor at the clinic.
The presentation is free and open
to the public. The public may call
227-1145 for further information
AI Faith Christian School
The Middle School Science
Fair was interesting, informative
and enjoyed by all the students.
The overall winner was Renee
Vinson with a study of the rela-
tionship of taste and smell.
Grade eight and nine winners
were: first, Christa Dykes with an
experiment on battery endurance;
second, Julie Faircloth; and third,
'Katie Geoghagan was first in
grades six and seven with a
research on tht food preferences
of mice; Brandon Lyles, second;
and Linda Phillips, third..,
Honorable mention went to
Chester Legrone, Michael Pugh,
Ryan Harmon and Garrett
Monday, grades one through
five gathered for an assembly to
recognize and give awards to
those students and grades who
won "Spirit" and "Pride" contests.
Grade four won the Lion Banner
for the most enthusiastic and
active grade. Grade three was
tops in Campbell's soup labels
and in Pepsi blue caps. All the
students participated in the vari-
This is the week for the
Achievement Tests. Students in
grades K-5 through grade five are
taking the tests each morning and
those in grades six through 12
tested Wednesday and Thursday
(today). A volleyball tournament is
being held after testing to release
some energy, and to just have
These tests are a valuable
source of information for us. Not
only do we see individual stu-
dent's needs and strengths, but
we can also evaluate the weak
and strong areas in our teaching
and curriculum. Faith Christian
students take the Stanford
Achievement Tests and they are
graded and evaluated by Harcourt
Brace Educational Measurement
We are all getting excited
about the soon arrival of our new
pastor/principal, Rev. Bill Taylor,
and his family. Their plans are to
arrive April 25th. Rev. Taylor is
originally from a small town in
South Florida, but is now living in
New York state. We have begun a
fund for his move at $2.00 per
mile for about 1,134 miles.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1997 PAGE 5B
Children's Choirs Will
Present Musical Sunday
The Long Avenue Baptist
Church's children's choirs will be
presenting their Spring Musical
this Sunday, April 13 at the 7:00
p.m., worship period in the
The title of the program, "And
the Show Goes On," is a carnival
adventure written and arranged
by Dennis and Nan Allen.
Choirs involved in the pro-
gram are from age groups four
years through 6th grade.
Choir Musical Sat.
The North Port St. Joe
Community Choir will be hosting
a musical program on Saturday,
April 12th at 7:00 p.m. at
Thompson Temple First Born
Church. The musical will be fea-
turing local choirs, groups, solos,
readings, 'and much more.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Curtis Clark, pastor of the
church and Mark Jones, minister
of music and youth join the
church membership in extending
a cordial invitation to everyone to
attend this musical, and remain
for the social period which will
follow, in the family life center of
The musical is under the di-
rection of Mark Jones.
BBQ Dinners at
St. James Friday
STake-out' barbecue chicken
dinners will be served at St.
James Episcopal Church on
Friday, April 18 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased for
$5.00 each at the church or at
Renfro Auto Parts.
The church is located at the
intersection of 22nd Street and
Garrison Avenue in Port St. Joe.
Daylilies Among the
State's Most Popular,
Plants Do Very
A Minimum of
Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
SDaylilies are among the most
popular and attractive perennials
grown in Florida. Varieties of day-
lilies can be grown in all parts of
our state, and the plants do very
Well With Just
well with just a minimum of care.
They are available in.a wide range
of colors, from oranges and yel-
lows to pinks and purples.
Daylilies can be planted any-
time of the year, but they usually
do best if they're planted right af-
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A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP- 11:00 AM EST
EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM EST
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Discipleship Trainig 5:00 pm Sunday Evening
Wed. Night at 7:00 pmr. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
"O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
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THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
+ 7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
+ + Sunday School 9:45
'ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
first 'Baptist Chiurchi
S102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
S Worship Service ......................8:30 am
Sunday School ........................9:45 am
Worship Service 11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
Evening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...6:30 pm
Minister of Music & Youth
T y TJ 1 ^
Oliver F. Taylor
Visitation Minister, First
United Methodist Church
In Psalm 26:2 we find,
"Prove me, Q Lord, and
try me, test my heart and
We talk a lot about
being in shape. Diet and exercise' keeps
healthy. We need to test our spiritual life as well
as our physical life. To keep our spiritual gifts
alive they need to be used. Prayer should be
used daily, and at meal time. Charity should be
dispensed regularly. Honesty is a basic ingredi-
ent of every Christian's life.
Many opportunities come that we can be
tested as Christians. The real world has many
problems, and every problem is an opportunity
to apply a Christian solution. There is a time for
restraint, and a time for action. Both situations
prove and test the Christian life.
SRoy Lee Carter
ter flowering. Once they're estab-
lished, these lilies need only min-
The lilies grow best on a well
drained soil with good aeration
and good water holding capacity.
Sandy soils usually provide the
necessary aeration, but they don't
hold water very well. On the other
hand, clay soils have good water
holding properties, but they don't
provide the aeration lilies ,need.
,:So, if your soil is. sandy, you need
to add two to four inches of peat
moss and work it in to a depth of
six to eight inches. If your soil
has a great deal of clay in it, you
might want to add about an inch
of perlite or similar material to in-
Prior to planting,. the bed
should be fertilized with an 8-8-8
mixture, at the rate of two and a
half pounds per 100 square feet.
An inch or so of water should be
,applied once or twice a week until
Sthe plants are well established.
Twice each year, refertilize with
the same 8-8-8 mixture, at the
rate of two and a half pounds per
100 square feet.
Due to an extensive root sys-
tem, daylilies can survive dry
Conditions quite well. But, during
periods of prolonged drought,
you'll need to apply water to a
depth of 12 inches to moisten the
soil. Also, daylilies planted in full
sun will need more watering than
those planted in shaded areas.
Daylilies have a tendency to
become crowded, and when this
happens, flower production is re-
duced. If crowding occurs, you'll
need to divide the plants by dig-
ging them up and severing the
. rhisome between the fans of
leaves with a sharp knife. Cut the
leaves back to within four to six
,"inches of the crown and replant
"I.. ,.Jaylilies can .be planted in a
- variety2of ways to efihance your
landscape in informal groupings,
in small groups in the spaces be-
This column is provided as a service of the Gulf Coudhy Guidance Clinic, Inc., a professional counseling
and mental health center. It is not intended to replace psychological l counseling or treatment services.
I have an eleven year old
daughter that has been fat all of
her life. Other children are mean
and cruel to her. They call her lard
butt, fatso, blubber body, you
name it! Many days she gets off of
the school bus in tears. I'm at a
loss. What do I do?
Need a House Call
from Weight Watchers!
Dear Need a House Call:
Have you had your daughter
thoroughly checked out by a pedi-
atrician or family physician? You
may find that your daughter's
weight is a medical difficulty and
has little to do with food con-
sumption or exercise.
After this has been ruled out,
you may want to seek the advice
of a certified nutritionist; After
reviewing different information
that you and your daughter'can
provide, a nutritionist will be able
to draw conclusions and make
recommendations to the both of
Putting a child who is still
growing on a diet program can be
very dangerous! Research indi-
cates that most diets don't work
and often result in more weight
gain and the potential of future
eating disorders, like anorexia or
bulimia. With the right informa-
tion, your daughter will learn to
make positive, healthy food choic-
es when she is ready. In the
meantime, remind her that she is
ia valuable individual who is wor-
thy of love regardless of her
S You might also consider mak-
ing weight control funl Take your
daughter grocery shopping with
you and have her help decipher
these new food labels. You may
,,also want to start walking, riding
bikes, or doing any other moving
activities with her. This could turn
out to be a wonderful opportunity
for some quality time together!
Finally, remember you can
never "dish out" too much self-
esteeml" Help your daughter to
"feel good about herself', and her
Weight control efforts will progress
Effective weight management
involves appropriate behavioral
Habits and a positive, attitude. If
i, you would 'like additional help;
please call the,guidance clinic. We
offer individual and group weight
control counseling which can fur-
ther assist you and your daugh-
Robbin Lowery, B.S.
Saint James Episcopal
Church women met this past
Monday with their president,
Carol Utzinger, presiding.
Plans for the yard/rum-
mage/white elephant sale were
finalized. A host of varied articles
will be on sale during the. event.
Hours for the sale are 8 a.m until
2 p.m. this Saturday, April 12th.
The president announced
that the men of the church were
have a chicken barbecue take out
dinner on Friday, April 18.
Tickets will be $5.00
The main business of the
meeting was planning for out-
Bernice Stickle gave the devo-
tional and the president delivered
the final prayer.
tween shrubbery, or in front of a
fehce or wall which will serve as a
Shop Gulf County
Thompson Temple First Born
Church will observe their annual
Men's Day on Sunday, April 13th
at 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. This
year's theme will be "Men on the
Move for God".
The guest speaker for the
morning service will be Elder
Timothy Beard, a native of Port
St. Joe, currently residing in
Tallahassee. The evening service
will feature Elder Castldera Watts
of Fellowship Church of Praise.
Everyone in the community is
cordially invited to attend these
Big Sale at HV
Church of God
The youth department of the
Highland View Church of God will
be having a yard sale/hot dog
sale/car wash Saturday, April 12
from 9:00 a.m. until at the Frank
Pate Park in Port St. Joe.
Proceeds from the sales will
go toward missions and other
youth activities. No early sales.
first United Methodist Church
111 North 22nd Street
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
A& FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
i \, 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
u S N SUNDAY WORSHIP ...........................10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL ..............................11 a.m.
*SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy..71
: (1/10 mile north of Overstreet Road)'
The Church of Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Owen Freeman, Minister
Sunday School 9 a.m. CDT
Worship Service 10 a.m.-CDT
Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m.
Catch desPi ort St. Joe
THE UNITED METHODIST 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
Bible Study: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
Call 229-8310, .
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P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
Note: Please address your ques-
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Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
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Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
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should be directed by phone to
June 1 nishing th ace" ..
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Worship on Sundays at 11 a.m.* & 7 p.m.
Bible Study on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. & 5:45 p.m., Wd. at 7 p.m.
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First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Adult Prayer & Bible Study, TeamKids (grades 1-6) at 6:30 p.m.
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SUSpAiAPHIS Animal Damage Control Is In, the
process of preparing an Envlronrrhental
Assessment relating to a coyote damage manage-
ment program to protect endangered species In St.
Joseph Peninsular State Park and its environs. In
accordance with the guidelines of the National
Environmental Policy Act, various alternatives to
this proposed action will be evaluated.
The publicls invited to participate in the environ-
mental assessment process by providing any con-
cerns, alternatives, or issues you may want to
address. Written comments should be sent to:
State Director, USDA. Animal Damage Control.
Wildlife Services, 2820 East University Avenue,
Galnesville, FL 32641 no later than April 15, 1997.
Persons Interested In receiving a copy of the final
Environmental Assessment should send their
request to the above office.
2tc, April 3 and 10, 1997.
INVITATION TO BID
Gulf Coast Community College District Board of
Trustees Is extending an Invitation to all qualified
companies to submit a bid on a contract for the
Gulf-Franklln Center involving approximately
16.000 gross square feet The Center will be locat-
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performed by the Gulf
County Building Department
between April 22 and April
25. The building inspector
will be gone to the National
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Publishing Co, of Port St. Joe, Inc.
308 Williams Ave. Port St. Joe
Phone 227-1278 or 229-8997
Fishing and hunting enthusi-
asts looking .to eliminate the
sist of site preparations, general construction,'
mechanical, and electrical work.
Bids shall be a lump sum price: segregated bids
shall not be accepted. Bids shall be received by the
coordinator of purchasing. Administration
Building, Room 126, 5230 West U.S. Highway 98.
Panama City, Florida 32401-1058, Tuesday, April
29, 1997, until 2 p.m., local time. Immediately fol-
lowing this deadline, the bids shall-be cr.-enedL a.,.
read aloud In the Gardner Seminar R.:..: m I :..led
adjacent to the Administration Bulldl ig
Federal money allocated for this project is
$450,675.00 which is approximately 28 percent of
the total estimated cost for the construction of this
Drawings and specifications may be examined at
the Office of the Architect, Kendrick-David-Dowling'
Architects, Inc.; 111 Ferry Road, SE; Fort Walton
Beach, Florida, and the following plan rooms:;
Dodge Plan Rooms, Pensacola and Tallahassee,'.
Florida;. Dodge Plan Rooms, Birmingham' and
Montgomery, Alabama; aid Dodge SCAN, Atlanta,.
Georgia. .., -
General contractors may obtain two (2),sets of'the,
documents at the Office of ii.-, Aj,e.iri Ip:. ,
depositing the sum of $175 fbi e-i:' _ier l ,i:c.i
ments. This sum Is refundable as set forth In the
Instructions to Bidders. Additional sets may bie'
purchased for the sum of $175 which is not
Bidders shall be contractors who arenormally'
engaged in construction and shall be licensed as
may be required under existing federal, state, and
local laws. Only bids from qualified contractors
shall be considered. Prior to awarding the bid, the
bidder may be requested by the college to submit a
statement regarding his or her previous experlefice ':
In performing comparable, work, business, and
technical organization, financial resources, and
plant available to be used in performing the work.
A meeting shall be scheduled for all concerned par-
tils at 2 p.m., local time, on Tuesday, April 22,
1997, in the Gardner Seminar Room at the college.'
In the event this date and .time are changed, only
general contractors listed with Kendrlck-David-
Dowling will receive notification of changes.
Each bid shall be accompanied by a cashier's
check or bid bond In the amount of five percent
(5%) of the base bid, plus alternates, if any.
Adequate insurance coverage as stipulated In the.,
contract documents and the performance and pay
ment bonds will be required of the successful bid.
The District Board of Trustees of Gulf Coast
Community College reserves the right to waive any
Irregularities and to reject any or all bids. No bid
may be withdrawn for sixty (60) days after the
actual closing time for receipt of bids. (97-13)
2te, April 10 and 17, 1997.
annual hassle of purchasing
licenses and invest in conserva-
tion programs have the choice of
purchasing lifetime or five-year
The licenses were first made
available to Floridians in 1990 fol-
lowing legislative approval. The
licenses are a pretty good deal,"
says Susan Wood, Bureau Chief
of Licensing and Permitting for
the Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission.
"The lifetime licenses are a
one-time purchase and allow the
holder to be exempt from any
future price increases in the
licenses covered," says Wood.
"They also exempt the license
holder from additional licenses or
permits that might be enacted in
"The money for the licenses is
put into an endowment fund and
the principal is not touched.
When the license holder turns 16
years of age, the interest is trans-
ferred into the Commission's
State Game Trust Fund and avail-
able for all types of conservation
License costs are:
0-4 Yrs. 5-12 Yrs. 13+ Yrs.
$125 $225 $300
$125 $225 $300
$200 ,$350 $500
$400 $700 $1,000**
*Covers hunting, freshwater
and saltwater fishing licenses
plus wildlife management area,
archery, muzzleloading gun,
turkey, Florida waterfowl, snook
and crawfish permits. Does not
include tarpon permit.
S**Costs only $12 if applicant
is 64 years or older.
Saltwater, $60 (Does not include
snook or crawfish stamps or tar-
Hunting, $270 (Includes hunting
license, wildlife management
area, archery, muzzleloading gun,
turkey and Florida waterfowl
Wood said anyone wanting to
purchase a lifetime or five-year
license could do so by making
application through their local tax
collector's office. She said the,
applicant will be given a tempo-
rary license (30-day) and receive
their permanent license through
The City of
Board will hold a
public hearing on
April 21, 1997 at
6:00 p.m. at City
Hall to receive
public input on the
City Land Use Map
DONALD MINCHEW, CITY MANAGER
Pub.h April 10 aid 17, 1997.
;H Omprehens i .ve'/ '
The Gulf County Planning/Development Review Board
will meet Tuesday, April 15, 1997 at 10:00 a.m., E.D.T., in
the Gulf County Commission Meeting Room at the Gulf
County Courthouse Complex to discuss the following:
1) Indian Summer Development Final'Plat Approval
The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on this
matter. Information concerning this item may be obtained
from the Planning/Building Director (904) 229-6111.
Slc, April 10, 1997
I I '
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1997 PAGE 7B
Une ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
5C for each additional word.
$2.00 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
NOTE: NEW DEADLINE:
. TUESDAY AT 11 A.M.
AUCTION! This Friday is Our
Anniversary Auction! 7 p.m.
S EST 4/11 Auction includes very nice
glass (Limoges, Johnson Brothers,
morel), primitive cabinet, two organs
(Kimball and Thomas), ski machine,
bentwood chairs Good consignments
welcome Antique mall featuring Civ-
il War collector's houseful and many
new consignments! Anniversary auc-.
tion will include drawings for free
signed limited edition prints.
Wade Clark Auctions904-229-
9282. AB1239, AU 1737AU1743,
10% Buyer's Premium
Antiques, Used Furniture, Old
China Pottery, Costume
Jewelry, and Much More!
Over Stocked Sale!
Thursday thru Saturday, Big
Barn Flea Market 8 Antiques
AUCTION! 3rd Annual Boat &
Car.Auction in Carrabelle, Apr.
19th at the Castoldi Office Com-
plex. Accepting consignments
now! Wade Cark Auctions, 904-
229-9282. AB1239, AU 1737AU1743
1997 GMC (Yukon), 4 door (loaded),
3,950 miles. Assume note. 229-6859.
'87 Ford Escort. 4 dr., 4 cyl.; auto-
matic, gray, $1,200 obo. Call 227-
2198. ltp 410
1978 Cadillac, good work car, $300
obo. 648-8940. Itp 4/10
1976 Winnebago motor home, V-8,
pb, ps, $4,500 obo. 227-1376.
4 3tc 4/3
1986 Olds Delta 88 Royale
Brougham, 4 door, V-6, $2,995. Buy
lere, pay here. Low down payment
w.a.c. Oakley's, 227-1294. tfc 3/27
1987 Olds Calais, 4 door, auto, air, 4
cyl. $2,995. Buy here, pay here. Low
down payment w.a.c. Oakley's, 227-
1294. tfc 3/27
1995 Lincoln Towncar, silver, leather
seats, $19,500. Call <229-2727 days,
S 639-3600 evenings, tfc 4/3
'89 Ranger bass boat, Black Max 150
hp Mercury motor, trailer. 639-4221.
Complete dry cleaning plant & shirt
laundry. Tom Culpepper. 1-706-
295-1329. 2tc 4/10
Casa Del Mar condo. Call 229-6961
or 229-6061. tfc 4/10
1993 3 bdrm./2 ba. unfurnished
trailer on 2 corner lots, 2 blocks'from
beach. $500 month., Call Willie 648-
4110. 2tc 4/10
Efficiency apartment, furnished, all
utilities included. 1/2 block from
beach, available soon. 648-5033.
Large 1 bdrm. 8th Street furnished
apartment, $70 a week includes utili-
ties. Call 227-2039 or 648-4338.
Furnished apartment, all utilities in-
cluding cable. Call 229-9000 or 229-
2727. tfc 4/3
Two bedroom, 1 1/2 bath apartment,
$600 month plus utilities. Ocean
view. Call 647-3742. tfc 4/3
One and two bedroom apartments. 2
blocks from beach. Beacon Hill, rea-
sonable. Call 912-246-1250. tfc 4/3
Two bedroom trailer, Douglas Land-
ing, first and last. Clean, fenced,
quiet. Prefer couples or singles, not
good for children. 639-2026. 4tc 4/3
Nice RV lot for rent, located at Beacon
Hill, 1/2 block from beach. For details
call 648-5905 after 6 p.m. 2tc 4/3
Food business and car wash, located
on 41st St., Mexico Beach. For more
information call 648-3090. 4tc 4/3
Two bedroom apartment, $385
month,, $250 deposit. Available in
April. 229-6527. tfc 3/27
Building, 301 Reid Ave. Call 227-
7547. tfc 4/3
One bedroom apartment at $310
month, $250 deposit. Call 229-6527.
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
9) 5106. tfc 4/3
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfc 4/3
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Afforda-
ble housing for the elderly and the
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., stove & refrig., fur-
nished, fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
SLarge 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.,
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
*Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
*New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apartment, washer/
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
Safe 'N Dry Storage
214 3rd St., PSJ, FL
Climate-controled no mildew
For, Rent: 517 1/2 4th
St. 2 bdrm. upstairs
apt.. 'water furnished.
$225 plus deposit. Call
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Storage Units Now Available! Bayou
Storage serves Cape San Bias, Sim-
mons Bayou and the Port St Joe
area. 5x10, 20x10 and 10x20. Locat-
ed next to Todd Land Development in
Simmons Bayou. Call 229-8397 or
227-2191 (weekends). tfc 4/10
Yard Sale: Saturday, April 12, 135
Ponce de Leon St., St. Joe Beach, 8
a.mrn. Miscellaneous Items. 1 pair 3-
way base reflex speaker system,
$200; two 40 channel base station
Citizens 2-way radio.
Yard Sale: Sat., April 12th, 6930
Georgia Ave., St. Joe Beach. Furni-
ture, household items, lots of goodies.
Yard Sale: Friday and Saturday, April
11lth & 12th, 8 a.m. till noon. 1315
Woodward Ave. 227-1371. Plants, ros-
es, purple verbena, society garlic,
canna and day lilies, Confederate
rose, and others and misc. Four 15"
tires and rims.
Leaving Town Sale: Pottery, set,
dishes, small appliances, utensils,
clothing, tools, books, some furniture,
etc. Thursday Sunday, 6801 W.
Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach.
Yard Sale: Household items, glass top
table, too much to list, 8 to 2 p.m.
Sat., April 12, 335 Atlantic St., St.
Two family yard sale, Sat., April 12, 8
a.m. CST. Clothes, glassware, toys,
tools, electronics, and lots of misc.
Rain cancels. 4430 Hwy. 386, Over-
Yard Sale: Saturday, April 12, 202
Misissippi Dr., Mexico Beach. 8 a.m.
Cottage cleaners, Saturdays, depend-
ability and quality a must Must have
own transportation. $6.00/hr. to.
start, other hours may be available:
227-3730. 2tc 4/10
General manager for electrical testing
company. Experienced in relays,
transformers, breaker testing & re-
building. EE degree preferred. Send
resume to P. O. Box 1870, Yulee, FL
32097-1870. Salary open. 3tc 4/10
Housekeepers needed for summer.
Serious calls only. Call Connie at
648-4112. ltc 4/10
NHC Homecare. Our PORT ST. JOE
homecare program is looking for an
energetic, committed full-time RN and
part-time CNA to join their team of
partners. RN must have at least one
year's experience, CNA must have
completed a training program consist-
ing of at least 75 total hours. Home
health experience preferred but not
necessary. Mileage is reimbursed.
CEUs offered. Quality agency offering
401K employee stock ownership
plan, partner unit purchase plan, and
many more excellent benefits. Contact
Maureen Mattison, Admin./DOS, at
904-229-8238. EOE/Drug-Free Work-
Experienced kitchen help needed.
Experienced only need apply in per-
son at Fish House Restaurant be-
tween the hours' of nine to 11 a.m.
El Governor Motel is now accepting
applications for housekeepers. Must
be at least 18 and have own transpor-
tation. Apply in person. No phone
calls please. 2tc 4/3
"You supply the paint, name your
price, and I will paint your house.
Job guaranteed. References. Call
Mark at 229-1045." 2tc 4/10
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. tfe 4/3
RIF #0066770 6tp 1/23
Roger Stokes -
MOWING RAKING WEEDING
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach,
Port St Joe & Wewahitchka
"I will work for YOU!" CLYDE SANFORD
Mexico Beach, FL
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where qualify is higher than price"
C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box AIC, Port St. Joe
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
Total Pool Maintenance
Ask about 5 year
warranty on interior/
As always call us for your
C A LB
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
INSURANCE FREE ESTIMATES
348 Santa Anna St.
St. Joe Beach,32456
Part-time Girl Friday needed for busy
real estate office. Weekends a must.
Please send resume to P. O. Box 123,
Mexico Beach, FL 32410. tfc 3/27
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 4/3
'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
$1,000's POSSIBLE, TYPING. Part
time. At Home. Toll Free (1) 800-218-
9000, ext. T-9513 for listings.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Surfside Se-
renity Group, meets Mon., Wed, Fri.,
at 7:30 p.m. CST at 1st United Metho-
dist Church, 22nd St., Mexico Beach.
Women's open AA meeting, 12 noon
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Saturday 8:00 p.m. ET
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church, PSJ
229-8587 or 229-6189
Williams Lawn Service
Providing affordable lawn service to all
of Gulf County and Mexico Beach
FREE ESTIMATES tfo 3/13
BOB'S PAINT &
29 Continuous Years of
_ .Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
Plus Small Engine Repairs
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First St.
5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASKABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. .227-2112
Termite & Pest Control
STermite Treatments Restaurant Motel
SRFlea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
,.PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gul Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
T.V. 8 V.C.R. Sales 8 Service
Zenith G.E. RCA & Magnavox
Factory Authorized Service
We Service What We Sell
Badcock Home Furnishings Center
310 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
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. For more information
call the Senior Center at 229-8466.
The Senior Citizens are an equal op-
portunity employer and funded by the
State' of Florida and federal govern-
ment. tfc 4/3
LOOKING for mature individual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
ica Financial Services. Take charge
and manage a portion of our multi-
faceted business. We offer high com-
mission income potential, flexible
hours, many other pluses. Could start
part time. For interview, call today.
648-8565. tic 4/3
COINS BY THE BAY!
I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803.
Jeff Wood 227-1559
Lawn Care, Edging,
Odd Jobs, Insured
Want a degree?
Join the Florida
Air National Guard.
*Prior or non-prior
*50% state tuition
*Cashi for college
*Earn while you learn
*Travel & MORE!
High tech career fields
Will provide childcare in my home.
Call Shannon Walding at 229-8540.
Here on Wednesdays,
Complete Service on
GULF COAST COATINGS
CUSTOM RESIDENTIAL PAINTING
Serving Gulf, Calhoun and Bay Counties
Licensed and Insured a Sr. Discounts Free Estimates ,
RG0051008 ER 0011618
Free JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
s(tflrtes PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
PORTST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821
LOANS D J PAWN SHOP
The Little House with the Big Deals"
Comer of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Business: (904) 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9-12
Harmon's Heavy Equipment co.
Specializing in Black Top Soil
BULLDOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS TRACTORS DUMPTRUCKS
648-8924 R 648-5767 if no answer
Ken Hicks Residential/Commercial
Carpet Water Damage
Upholstery Odor Control
Free Estimates, Call Anytime 648-8258
CUSTOM HOME PLANS
L (904) 647-3548
Rose May Mapel
6240 Hwy. 98 West
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Pet & Property Tenders -a
i "4 Residential & Business Security Checks
Pet Sitting in Your Home
by Joey & Marie Romanelli
Emergency Maintenancc/Pct Care/Property Checks/Vct References
NEMAD IT -vw
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PAGE 8B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1997
Brand new General Electric refrigera-
tor, frost free. 18 cu. ft. $350. 639-
4221. tp 4/10
Sweet kumquat and satsums trees,
1650 Hwy. 71, Wewahitchka.
1993 14x80 3 bdrm./2 bath trailer,
no equity. Take over payments. Call
Willie 648-5110. 2tc 4/10
Tomato Plants, Eggplants, Sweet &
Bell Pepper Plants, Hot Pepper Plants,
10* each. W. River Road Garden,
Wewa, 639-2885. 3te 4/3
Two 1987 Kawasaki jet skis, $1,000
obo. Call Tommy at 229-6446.
U Pick Strawberries, Sweatmore
Ranch, located 16 miles from Panama
City Mall, off Hwy. 231 on Veal Rd.,
904-722-4819. 6tc 3/20
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 4/1
LOOK .... carpentry window re-
placements, screen/glass rooms -
siding, you name itt Expert work
and nothing less at rock bottom pric-
es. Be glad to show you what I've
done 647-3452, 24-hour service.
THE HOUSE DOCTORS. tfc 4/1
Weddings Births Graduations Love
Sympathy Thank You Congratulations *
Anniversaries Holidays Awards, 'Etc.
All occasions Greetings & Gifts
EE.S.T.I.V.E. Art Club
ailid amind ds xpn a txid il u/d k that
axbLvrs uitua1ly aveufoot.
390 S.Tyndall Pkwy., #164
Paiama City FL 32404
904-874-9791 Kathy Saada, owner
= Interior & Exterior
Custom Bands & Coins
No Styrofoam, Just Real,
Painting by: DeGreff
The Big Barn supports our
mill employees, telephone
co. employees, railroad
employees, woodlands, and
local merchants 8 families.
ST. JUDE'S NOVENA
May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be
adorned, glorified, loved & preserved
throughout the world now and forev-
er. Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.
St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for
us. St. Jude, helper of the helpless,
pray for us.
Say this prayer nine times a day. On
the eighth day, your prayers will be
answered. It has never been known to
fail. Publication must be made.
DOG GROOMING PLUS, 227-3611.
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
PET & PROPERTY TENDERS. In
your home pet sitting by Joey and
Marie Romanelli, 229-1065. tfc 4/3
Make those old wood floors
look like new. Don't replace -
Call Circle S Enterprise
827-6828, ask for Dusty
Average Stump $10.00
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
Catherine L. Collier
SIntdinpendenl Sales RepresentanLe
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
Residential Custom Wood
A 8 R Fence
Fealcg 4ld Coecrete Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 (904 647-4047
Loving couples looking to
adopt, you may select the
family, they will pay your
(800) 325-4114 anytime.
/ Knobel Insured Licen
Have Welder Will Travel
For All Your Welding Needs Including Aluminum & Stainless
Lowest Prices in Town
Boat Trailers Hitches Trucks Etc.
(904) 648-5994 Mexico Beach, Ft
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) 2273230 c1/4 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
A/C, Heating, Refrigeration, and Ice
Ventilation Sheet Metal Fab. Natural
Gas & Electrical Equipment Contractor
Service Co. "
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
State Mech. #RM0066465
Pone 94-69-24 Ernie "Cooter" Harden/Owner
Phone 904-639-2454 eel. Ph. #227-5036 foc 3/6
Custom Kitchen and Bath
Jeff Powell, Owner
580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (904) 648-4088
Monthly flea program need help? Ask
B & B FEED & SEED, 639-5488
about the HAPPY JACK 3-X FLEA
COLLAR. Kills adult fleas without in-
ternal poisons. 6tc 4/10
Overstreet Commercial or Residen-
tial 1.37 acres 199' on County
Road 386 & 176' on South Long Road
- comer lot. Has septic tank for 2 mo-
bile homes, 420' deep well, 2-200
amp electric services and storage
shed. Call or write for details. Parker
Realty of Mexico Beach, Inc., P; o..
Box 123, Mexico Beach, FL 32410.
(9.04-648-5777 or 1-800-874-5073.
One acre of land in Whispering Pines
Sub., in Wewa. Call 639-3737 or
evenings, 639-3410. tfc 4/3
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,
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 4/3
Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
Mobile 899-0219 or 899-0218
Houses, Driveways, Patios,
Sidewalks, Mobile Homes,
3 bdrm. house at Beacon Hill. Recent-
ly remodeled, cen. h/a, screened
porch, Ig. lot, 2 blocks from beach.
New carpet and vinyl throughout
904-592-5071. -8tp 3/6
Three bedroom, 2 story brown brick
house in Port St. Joe on Gautier Me-
morial Lane, next to park. Includes
furniture. Ala. 205-332-8123 or Fla.
- 904-648-4740. Owner will, finance.
Two bedroom townhouse on water-
front off 38th St., 1,17-D South. In-
cluding furniture. Ala. 205-332-
8123 or Fla. 904-648-4740.
Wewa, one bdrm., one ba. trailer w/
large screened porch, carport, nice
large comer lot near public boat land-
ing. $27,000. 639-5920. tfc 4/3
Bay front home. executive 3 bedroom,
2 bath, fully furnished, immaculate.
227-7506. tfc 4/3
Want to Buy: house in Port St. Joe
area that needs a little work. Call Pat
227-3511, if interested in selling.
Brick house, 3 bdrm., 1 ba. living
room with fireplace, din., kit., utility
rm, cen. heat and air, corner lot, 115
Sailfish St., Highland View. 227-1604.
By appointment only. tfc 4/3
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
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 4/3
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
UC. ER0013168 .INSURED'
A- OIL 8
Monday Friday, 9-6
Saturday 8-5 CST
COMPLETE OIL CHANGE
$1 8.95 plus tax
We Custom Bend Pipe for You.
Outboard Motor Repair.
Owned & Operated by Danny Clayton
133 S. 2nd St. Wewa
639-4174 or 639-4175
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 : ,IW
Pce Heating & Cooling
LICENSED INSURED SALES AND SERVICE
AIC Heating Ice Machines *Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
State Uc. mRA00n64 229-COOL
Williamson's St Uic#3075
Well Drilling & Pump Service
Croska Williamson '. P.O. Box 1173
639-2548 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
PUMP REPAIR& SALES LICENSED INSTALLERS
H- & MIV IRRIGATION
for All Your Watering Needs
HAL KEELS FREE 229-2738
JAMES WILEY ESTIMATES 227-7205
EXCELL HOME & AUTO
LAWN CARE HOME REPAIR & MAINTENANCE
AUTO REPAIR & MAINTENANCE
OTHER MISC. & GENERAL OFFICE WORK
647-3223 OR 229-2572
MR. MILDEW REMOVER
EXTERIOR CLEANING, Exterior 8 Interior Painting
Mildew Removal by Chemical Treatment
Thampson, Cleaning Service
653-3560 located in Apalachicola
(formerly Richard Barfield Roofing)
ROOFING & SHEETMETAL
REPAIR & PATCHING WATERPROOFING
ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
RC #0050793 'LICENSED & BONDED
322 LONG AVENUE 229-9585
1/2 acre lot with septic tank. Over-
street Road. Owner financing, 227-
2020, ask for Billy. tfc 4/3
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile, off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 4/3
Want to Buy: 1985 Honda Accord. LX
2 door with a.t 648-5905 after 6 p.m.
Wanted: Good, used concrete blocks.
Call evenings. 648-4338. Itp
Want to lease building suitable for dry
cleaners. Call 1-706-295-1329.
IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: The Marriage of
LEON MARCUS WILSON
Wife/Respondent. CASE NO. 97-100
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: 'Rosalinda Wilson
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 of 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
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court
on the llth day of March, 1997.
Benny C. Lister
Clerk of Circuit Court
; By /s/ Benny C. Lister
4tc, March 20, 27 and April 3 and 10, 1997.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
TREASURE SHORES LIMITED,
a Florida Limited partnership.
Case No. 97-03-CA
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE Is given that pursuant to a Final
Judgement.dated March 25th, 1997, in Case No.
97-03 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth
Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, in
which TREASURE SHORES LIMITED, a Florida
Limited Partnership, is the Plaintiff and J.T.
PETTIS, is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the West Front Door of
the Courthouse In Gulf County, Florida, on April
24th, 1997, at 11:00 a.m., the following-described
property set forth In the Final Judgement .
Commencing at a' concrete monument
marking the Northeast Comer of Lot 1,
Block "A Trea.-are Bay Unt I, as per plat
thereof recorded In Plat Book 3, Page 32.
Public Records of Gulf County, Florida;
thence S89" 1715,T. 68,42 feet to a point
on the Easterly R/W line of County Road
No. 30; said R/W being 66.00 feet in width;
thence along said Easterly R/W line as fol-
lows: N152730"E, 2581.40 feet to the
point of curvature of a curve to the left,
said curve having a' central angle of
558'35" and a radius of 3852.83 feet;
thence Northeasterly along the arc of said
curve for 401.88 feet, said arc having a
chord bearing and distance of
N1228-12.5"E. 401.70 feet to the point of
tangency ofsaid curve; thence N928'55"E,
2923.18 feet to the point of curvature of a
curve to the left, said curve having a radius
of 1946.425 feet; thence Northerly along
the arc of said curve through a central
angle of 258'04" for 100.82 feet, said ar
having a chord bearing and distance of
N7i59'53"E, 100.81 feet for the Point of
Beginning; thence continue 'Northerly
along the arc of said curve through a cen-
tral angle of 2"5708" for 100.29 feet, said.
arc having a chord bearing and distance of
SN502'17"E, 100.28 feet; thence leaving
said R/W line curve S8917T15"E, 228.31
feet; thence S928'55"W, 101.18 feet;
thence N8917T15"W, 220.45 feet to the
Point of Beginning. Also known as Lot 4,
Treasure Bay Phase VII, Unrecorded.
DATED this 26th day of March, 1997.
Gulf County Clerk of Court
BY: /s/ M. Vaughan
2tc, April 3 and 10, 1997.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OULF COUNTY
IN RE: The Marriage of
and CASE #97-113CA
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JOHNNY HURLEY
401,Inez Rd., Apt #N-61
Dothan, AL 36301
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a petition
for dissolution of marriage has been filed against
you, and that you are required to serve a copy of
your response or pleading to the petition upon
Petitioner's attorney, Timothy J. McFarland, P. 0.
Box 202, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, and file the
original response or pleading In the office of Clerk
of the Circuit Court, 1000 Fifth Street Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, on or before the 30th day of April,
1997. If you fail to do so, a default judgment will be
taken against you for the relief demanded in the
DATED AT PORT ST. JOE. GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA, this March 27, 1997.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Deputy Clerk
4tc, April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 1997.
IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA. IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: The Marriage of
JANE ELLEN ENSLEY,
BRETT KIRK ENSLEY,
Husband/Respondent. CASE NO. 97-121CA
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Brett Kirk Ensley
50 Brendle Rd.
Franklin, N.C. 28734,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for
Dissolution of Marriage has been filed against you ".
and you are required to serve a copy oi your writ-
ten 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 2nd day of May, 1997, and,,
file the original with the Clerk of this Court either.:i
before service on plaintiffs attorney or Immediate-' ,
ly thereafter otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded In the petition., .
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on the;.
1st day of April, 1997.
Benny C. Lister
Clerk of Circuit Court '
Deputy Clerk -
4tc, April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 1997.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE DIVISION
JAMES HENRY WILDER, File Number: 97-17-CP.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of JAMES5
HENRYWILDER, deceased, File Number 97-17-CP,
is pending In the Circuit Court for Gulf County,,.
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is'
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street, Port
St Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses'
.of the personal representative and the personal,
representative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
All persons on whom this notice is served,
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the personal repre-7
sentative, venue; or Jurisdiction of this Court are
required to file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A.COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is served with-
in three (3) months after the date of the first publi-
cation of this notice must file their claims with this
Court WITHINTHE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dents estate must file their,claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is'
April 3, 1997.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St Joe, FL 32456
Telephone: (904) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070
Susan C. Wilder
217 Coronado Street
Port St Joe, FL 32456 J.
2tc, April 3 and 10, 1997.
The Gulf Coast Workforce Development
Board is issuing a Request for Proposal for JWA
Titles IIA, IIC, III and One-Stop Career Centers in
accordance with the provisions of the Job Training
The following are allowable activities to be
provided: Recruitment, Intake Certification,
Assessment, Basic Skills Training, PreEmploy-
ment/Work Maturity, Citizenship Skills,
Occupational Skills Training, RemedlAtlon. Work
Experience, Counseling and Case Management,
Job Placement, and Supportive Services.
For inore information call (904) 913-3285:
RFPs are due by Monvdy. May 19, 1997 at 1:p0
P.M. (CSI Minority businesses are encouraged to
The Job Trainarg panenrh'p Atl i. an Eq4 l Opp rjur.n
Enpl:-./T,'?ogr.um and Au.lliv Ad, and ST-r.L.e.i are
A.alllblr Up.jr. Fique to Indl.1.uaL ..IL, Usabtines
2tr, April 3 and 10, 1997
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the City
Commission of the City of Port St Joe, Florida, at
Its meeting on the 15th day of April, 1997; at 8:00
P.M.. EDT, in the Fire Station on Williams Avenue,
Port St Joe, Florida, will have a first reading and
consider an Ordinance with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR PARK-
ING RESTRICTIONS ON REID AVENUE IN
THAT AREA FROM 1ST STREET TO 5TH
STREET IN THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE;
PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES; PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE; PROVIDING A SEV-
ERABILITY CLAUSE AND REPEAL FALL
ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDI-
NANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH
and at Its meetingon May 6, 1997, at 800 P.M.,
EDT, in the Fire Station on Williams Avenue, Port
St Joe, Florida, will consider for final adoption the
above mentioned ordinance.
All interested parties are Invited to attend
and be heard. Copies of said Ordinance are on file
at the office of the City Clerk and may be Inspect-
ed by the public during normal working hours.
CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
BY: Frank Pate, Jr.
Attest: Pauline Pendarvis
Itc, April 10, 1997.
We're On the Go! Hardee's of
Port St. Joe is now accepting
applications for management
candidates. If you are energet-
ic, high spirited and enjoy a
dynamic workplace, we would
like to discuss your possible
Future with you. Inquirers
should send resume or work
history to Jim Strickland; c/o
P. O. Box 1030, Panama City
Fantasy Properties, Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478
MEXICO BEACH- 38TH STREET Build your vacation dream
home on this 75x90 lot, approximately 300' from the beach. Lot 12,
Block 6, Unit 5. PRICED TO SELL, $70,000
GULF PINES SUBDIVISION- 102 SEA PINES DRIVE Want
room? Large 2200+ sf. frame, two story home on corner lot. 2BR,
1BA recreational room downstairs. 2BR,1BA, living room, dining
room, fireplace, kitchen upstairs. Remodeled in 1995. Very comfort-
able. MUST SEE! $148,500
JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor
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