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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: May 8, 1997
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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INDUSTRY DEEP WATER PORT FINE PEOPLE SAFEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA


FIFTY-NINTH YEAR, NUMBER 36


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, MAY 8,1997


No Takers On



Lease of Proposed



Marina Facilities

Felt Lack of Proposals Partially.
Due to Uncertain Conditions


,., T .-"-- ldi- Anep.ropert Gu ,._ -No proposals were received
"" 1 ,during Tuesday evening's Port St.
Joe City Commission meeting to:.
.. build, maintain and operate the:
proposed city marine at the old
S. .. Hess Oil terminal.
"".. .The commission had request-
C u ed bids for the project, hoping to'
4 get some response from private
p.. e. pul i;s t to .... Ats:ouresfo I .- : esugbusiness concerns for financing
n s ,, ."." and operating the portion of the
project that will not be covered by
.; "'. their available grant funds.
Heavy equipment mov onto the future Gulf/ Mthat Frank Pae esurmsed
; Gnthat concerns over the Depart-
SFranklin Annex property were Gulf Coast Community ment ofCommunity Affairs review
GCCC To Break Ground F r olege will construct a satellite campus, to beginof permit applications and the
d Clearing the property the fl st of this week. The cam- .news of Florida Coast Paper
GulFranklin Center Thursday pus will be located on a 10 acre parcel at the conflu- Company's temporary shutdown
ence of North Garrison Avenue with Highway 98. probably didn't help the process.
Groundbreaking cere- McSpadden pointed out The good news from DCA that
monies for Gulf Coast that this center will be used they willissue a -binding letter" of
Community College's Gulf/ for criminal justice program- approval for the project willhelp
Franklin Center will be held ming and correctional officer G. the city's position some, Pate
Thursday, May 15, at 2:30 training, as well as Associate C said. ty -
p.m. The public is invited to in Arts courses for university .He suggested the city open a
a d ,Trkchannel of communications with
attend. transfer. some of the entitles that have
The ceremony will take The 16,000 square foot expressed an interest in the mari-
place at the site east of Port facility will be built by North na and let them know the way
St. Joe, at the intersection of Bay Construction Co. and appears to have been cleared for
U.S. Highway 98 and will house three buildings. permit approval of the project
Garrison Avenue. connected by breezeways. DCA's news means that a
"This day marks the cul- The central administrative :Kcostly and time consuming DRI
mination of years of work," building will hold the state- study (Design of Regional Impact)
said GCCC President Bob of-the-art electronic, equip- hill not have to be done.
McSpadden. "The college, its ment to directly communicate The only hurdle left for maDEP to
trustees and local citizens with the college's main cam- wopermit approval is for DEP to
have long had-the.goaal--n ....ha. -.. "- Issues-wlth the clty2s environment
ing a physical presence in the South of the administra- tal engineers.
counties east of our main tive building is a six-class- As reported in last week's
campus. This groundbreak- room, multi-purpose educa- issue of The -Star, Bill Kennedy
ing marks the beginning of tional building. The north (Preble-Rish, Inc. Consulting
construction for this impor- structure will house comput- Engineers) said the process 'is
tant new facility that will er labs, universal science The city of Port St. Joe started unloading the pipe progressing well. He predicted,
allow us to better serve our labs, seminar rooms and a along Garrison Avenue, which will furnish Ward Ridge "we should have permits from
students." student lounge. and the new Gulf Coast College campus with water and DEP by the end of July- -..
sewer services. Work got underway this week. Grant Resolution
The board approved- a resolu-


County Takes Neutral Position


On Request by Credit Union to Include All Citizens In Business Area Int


nTe country commission took
a neutral stance on a request by
St. Joe Papermakers Federal
Credit Union to expand its service
area during a special meeting
held Tuesday at noon.
Commissioners listened to
the financial Institution's manag-
er, Wesley Atkins, explain its
desires to expand its membership


charter to include residents of
Gulf County and the City of
Mexico Beach. St. Joe
Papermakers Federal Credit
Union currently operates under a
group charter that serves employ-
ees and their families of many of
the business, industry and gov-
ernmental agencies of Gulf
County. They have approximately.


7,800 credit union members'
according to Atkins.
Commissioner Warren Yeager
asked Atkins if a letter from the
commission was a requirement in
order for federal agencies to
approve the credit unions
request.
Atkins responded that letters
from prominent groups in the .;.


area stating they would like to
have the additional services was,
just one of the steps they had to
go through to acquire a
Community Federal Charter. A
letter from the county was not a
requirement bit the credit union
would like to have a response.
Yeager suggested if there were
other avenues for the credit union


o Its Membership
to pursue then the board should
not get involved in the process. He
noted the presence of other banks
and financial institutions in the
county and it isn't the board's
responsibility to get involved in
such matters.
Commissioner Billy Traylor
(See CHARTER on Page 3)


tion for grant application, as
requested by Chamber of
Commerce Executive Director
Tamara Laine, to build bike paths
and walking trails throughout the
. city.-
If the grant funds .are
approved, a three phase plan :to
connect bike paths and walking
trails in and around, Port St Joe
will get underway.
Finalize Election Plans
Gulf County Supervisor of
SElections Cora Sue Robinson dis-
cussed voting plans for next
Tuesday's city election with the
board.
They decided to cast ballots in
the truck bays of the Port St. Joe
Fire Department setting up three
(See LEASE on Page 3)


Marina


Takes A


Giant


Leap!

DCA Dec7i&sNokt
A Development of
Regional Impact
On Monday of this week
Mayor Frank Pate learned
from the Department of
Community Affairs that
they were issuing the bind-
ing letter stating that the
marina is not a develop-
ment of regional impact.
This amounts to a sign
off by DCA and moves the
marina one step forward.
The Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection is the
next step and will be for all
practical purposes the final
step. They have Indicated
that they intend to approve
the project within the next
few days or weeks.
Mayor Pate said, "We
hope to be moving dirt
within six to eight weeks."


3,163 Registered
Tuesday is election day in Port St. Joe, with
the Mayor-Commissioner and Commissioner,
Group II positions open for selection.
SBalloting will be during the legal voting
hours from. 7:00 a.m., to 7:00 p.m. All voting
will be in the City Fire Station on Williams Ave-
nue. Voting in Port St. Joe is on the "at large"
system, with every commissioner voted on and
serving city-wide.
Voting this year will utilize the new
county voting procedure, with the election
to be conducted by Superintendent of Elec-
tions for Gulf County, Cora Sue Robinson..
iShe has been in charge of the city's voter
registration books and has signed up all can-
didates, seeing that they are properly qualil-


Pate Saul JoneJr.ine J. kely Damon M




Have Opportunity To Cast Ballots In
fled to be candidates for election to the city es up for election, features two.candidates run-
commission. hling for Mayor-Commissioner. Frank Pate. a


The city will utilize Gulf County's computer
voting apparatus in Tuesday's election, which
weds the use of paper ballots with computer
counters for an instant and accurate vote
count and tally. For years the city has utilized
voting machines for casting votes but the elec-
tions supervisor said the machines have be-
come obsolete and cannot be depended upon to
accurately tally votes any longer.
All successful candidates will serve two year
terms in office.
CANDIDATES SEEKING OFFICE
The six candidates seeking one of two offic-


veteran in the Mayor's post, is seeking another
term in office. If reelected he will have served as
Mayor for 32 years; longer than any other per-
son has filled that position. Pate is opposed by
Johnny D. Linton who is currently on the Com-
mission board. Linton was forced to resign his
post to seek the Mayor's position.
The other elective position being filled is
that for Commissioner, Group II. This post is
currently being filled by Edwin Williams who
has held the post for a number of years. Ill
health has forced him to elect to step down,
leaving the office vacant.
Four candidates have signed qualification


City Tuesday
papers and paid their qualification fees to seek
the vacancy. They are: Saul Jones, Jr., Minnie
J. Likely, Damon McNair, Jr., and Amy Shack-
leford.
The Elections Supervisor has 3,163 vot-
ers registered to cast their ballots next
Tuesday. Since the city votes the "at large"
system, there is no differentiation between
party affiliation.
Absentee ballots may be obtained any
day up to election day at the office of the
Supervisor for voting in absentia. You must
be hindered from casting your ballot in per-
son on the day of election for one reason or
another, before you will be eligible to vote
an absentee ballot.


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Your Choice
IXF YOU WANT YOUR candidate to win next Tuesday, you
must first go to the polls and cast your vote. It's as simple as
that. If you don't care whether or not your candidate is success-
ful; stay at home.
Tuesday is election day in Port St. Joe. It comes around eve-
ry year about this time. We elect new people to govern our city
or we re-affirm the current administration for another two year
term at the helm of our city government.
rTraditionally in the past, we have almost invariably stuck
with the team that has run up an extremely successful govern-
ing record for o city. thin
THIS YEAR WE HAVE THE opportunity of choice between whe
different candidates. You can make a choice or you can continue' ,six
tore-alffirri. You can opt for a new leadership, or you can choose Che
not to disturb the city management team which has brought youi they
this far. The choice is yours. Are you content with the present 22,,
leadership, or do you want a change? That is the main question tion
to be decided next Tuesday. the
There are.,no burning issues at stake; no financial problems of t
to correct-iactually, the city is.in its best financial condition in Nov
many years. The city management is running the smoothest it mal
has run in several years, doing more for its people. But you still Or,
may wish to see a change. If you do, then go out and vote. If you
don't'want to ee a: change, then go out and vote.
; THERE WILL BE ONE CHANGE on the commission ..
guaranteed! .
Commissioner Edwin Williams has chosen not to seek re-
election. Williams is stepping down from his post for reasons; of
health. The popular conmisissioner has had the misfortune to be
cursed with' bad health: especially so for the past four or five
years. He has decided the commission responsibilities are too
much for liir'to cope with. So, he is stepping dow~n.
You will have the responsibility to select a successor from a
field of four'candidates.
The office of Mayor-Commissioner sees only its second oppo-
nent to long-time Mayor Frank Pate in 32 years. Do you wish to
stick with Pate or do you-wish to vote for his opponent, Johnny
Linton? Neither are strangers to city government. Linton has
served on the commission for the past several years.
The decision--on both selections of the persons to fill the
posts for the next two years-is yours and yours only.



They Keep Coming

LAST THURSDAY EVENING the top grade achievers of Port
St. Joe High School were honored at the annual Gold Card ban-
quet dinner. Nearly halflthe student body received certificates,
plaques and congratulations for their achievement and enjoyed a
delicious steak dinner, as.well.
The steak dinner was probably the highlight of the affair to
several _who_ attended, but something else unique about .the
markifg,'s fxidedit achievement struck us:~'he speaker was a
graduate of Port St. Joe. High Schools, and the large.number of
top grade achievers honored.
SHalf of this year's graduating seniors were included in the
Gold Card student ranks; those students making a 'grade-point
average of 3.0 or better. That's quite an achievement.
THEN, THERE WAS THE presence ofan alumnus to give
the motivational talk to the -achievers [as if they needed it].
e've been attending Gold Card banquets for' many years-
about every one which has ever been held-and it struck us.
Port St. Joe High Schoolfhas a good supply of potential motiva-
tional speakers of the home grown type.
SThe school has churned out any number of motivated people
ii. past years. Doctors, lawyers, dentists, captains of industry,
top educators, scientists, authors,'writers'. all the desirable
trades one can think of.-The school has a veritable inexhaustible
back-log of homegrown motivational speakers for its Gold Card
Club banquet after dinner talks.
SDR. HARPER, LAST Thirsday's speaker, was only one of
the successful achievers to matriculate through the school, only
to go on to greater, things. A missionary and a medical doctor,
Dr. Harper spent .15 more years getting his necessary education-
al credits to Ipepare him for his vocation.
That's quite a record of deteiminnation on his part; '


Hunker Down with Kes by Kesley Colbert


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Mothers are the beatenest,:
ig I ever saw! You can't figure
out! Leon is fifteen years old
en he packs Jackie Bums and.
girls in. our. old, green '51t,
vrolet, wheels' out to where
y're building the new Highway
swings around the yellow cau-
, do-not-enter sign and flips
car over three times down one
he steep sideembankments.
v, you'd think that would
,e my Mother mad. Or upset;,
at the very least, get her a lit
out of sorts.
It made me madl That Chevy


had Powerglide, a radio, chrome
hub caps. fender skirts, and It
was our only way to town ......
Mom somehow rounds up
S-'wounded teenagers spread all
over the hillside, gets Doctoir
'Holmes to. meet 'em down at his
office and serves as nurse as she
and Doc put 'em all back together
again. They're just finishing
stitching up Leon's eye when I got
down there.
,"Are you 'gonna, kill 'im,.
Mom?" I'm the all-time-picked-on
little brother. There was more
than Just a tad'of"it's about timer,
in my voice. I, figured that any-,
thing that might, garner, Leon, a
lick or two could only be consid-
ered a stroke of divine, poetic jus-.
tice. :
Mother had other thoughts


along the divine line. "Kesley, let's
Just be thankful that no one was
seriously hurt. The Lord was sure
riding with them tonight."
Out of fear and respect for the
Lord and my Mother Ididn't say'
nothing. But' the thought
occurred to me that if the Lord did
have room to squeeze in on this
trip-it would be awhile before
He got back in there with Leon
again.
It was amazing to see' how;
calm Mother weathered this fami-
ly storm. She even talked Daddy
out of killing 'iml She allowed as
how it was time for us to 'get a new
car anyway ..and certainly,
Leon has learned a valuable les-
son from this experience." ,
Shucks, if she'd a dwelled on'
it much longer, dhe a'got one of.:


those "blessings-in-disguise" out.
of It. J
It wasn't a week later me and'
Ricky Gene got tied up at the
Coke machine across the street at
the D X station between sunday
school and' church. ':We only
missed the first verse 6f Are Youi
Washed In The Blood and we
snuck in so quiet-like that I didn't-
think anyone noticed.
Wrongly ,
Mother t into,me before we
cleared the church parking lot. I
thought for; a minute, there, she,.,
.was gonna come right over ihnto0''
the back seat of our brand new.
used '56 Bel Air and go to flailing
away about my head and shoul-
ders. Shp was waving her arms.,
and shouting louder than Bro. ;
Hatcher in his just finished ser-
mon.! She lectured me od my
shameful and thoughtless tardi-
ness through an entire six course
chicken diiiner. Ruined my mall
(I don't remember her e'atiing
much either.) She eliminated my
mid Sunday morning' Coke break.
She put me on restriction f6r five,
years. I was'extremely lucky fiotU
to get the bread arid water'deal.'
SNow, you tell me wh comimit-''
ted the greater sin I'et, I get'"
chastised to beat the devil and bl'
Leon gets near 'bout knighted.' '
Coach.Scoitt came out to the -
house once to brag on Leon's foot- '
ball playing ability and scout out'
the two little brothers' coin'
along. Mother wasn't o6ierly'
impressed that the head coach
had come all the way out to the ^
house. She backed hilm off that
front porch in a hurry telling hini
that she wouldn't stop her boys"
from playing, but that she had no'"
use for a game where grown men
taught children to stand ten feet*
apart and run full tilt into each
other.
Not long before that I'd been
dropped from the Blue Bird, Red
Bird and Yellow Bird reading
classes. Miss Belle had created
the Brown Birds Just for me-and
Luther Short. Mother wouli read
a p.age Ain .thseq Hsft' Boys
books, IA,. 'lq rt!d a pae.., From
the time I got home to way after,
everybody else was in bed-she'd
do a page, and I'd do a page. We
didn't "alternate read" for a day or
two, either. She put my after-.
noons and. evenings on hold for
four years while we "worked out
our reading problems".
You see how turned around
.she could get things-she actual-
ly seemed to think reading was
more important than football!
I Haven't given :up. After all
these years I'm still trying to edu-
-cate herl The last time I was home
I was:reminding her how she liked
Leon more than me. And,, of,
course, David Mark was her.baby
anid always got special treatment
I. as just the left-out-in-the-cold
middtleu chid ,tha$ never got.any.
attention. The ldesf and the
(See KESLEY on Page 3)


Franklin D. Roosevelt Didn't Need Special Atte'


TWO IMPORTANT events oc- :
curred during the past week.
Etoth are of importance, and
-irgely aimed at the same group
ofrpeople. The dedication of a-long
delayed memorial to Franklin Del-
ano Roosevelt and the death of
newspaper columnist Mike Roy-
ko, both stirred memories.
SRoosevelt was the only per-
son to be elected for four consec-
utive terms as President of the
United States. His terms came
during the midst of the most
troubled of times for our nation;
the great depression of the 1930's
.and the second World War.
Mike Royko wrote, largely,
about the type American these"
two major events in our nation's
history created. Both fien were
concerned with'the plight of the
unfortunate, but went about' im-
proving the individual's situation
through encouraging the individ-
ual to: be the' author of his own
situation.

STHE MEMORIAL, which will


ETAOIN SHRDLU


By Wesley Ramsey


honor Roosevelt, was dedicated
Friday and drew more controver-
sy than his life drew.
Roosevelt had been felled by
polio in the 1920's and was para-
lyzed from the waist down as a
result. He served his entire career
as President of the United States,
unable to, walk or stand, unas-
sisted.
Roosevelt was a rich man,
but still didn't depend on other
people to function to a great de-
gree. He insisted on "doing it him-
self' when it came to everyday liv-
ing. Unlike some of the so-called
"handicapped" people of today, he
wanted no special favors and re-


fused to play on his handicap, ad-
vertising the fact for all to know
and cater to his special needs.
He was so successful at it
that even at the time of his death,
were it not for his support of the
March of Dimes, most Americans
didn't even know he was "handi-
capped". As a matter of fact,'
Roosevelt established the March
of Dimes, originally, to fight the
scourge ofpolio. It has since gone
on to sponsorresearch in birth
defects, but was originally estab-
lished to finance treatment and
research of polio.

ROOSEVELT HAD MANY


aids ,to help him overcome the
uselessness of his crippled legs.
That's why his Little White House
was at Warm Springs, Georgia.
He, and many others went there
regularly for treatments. Mostly
children received the treatment,
but Roosevelt joined right in with
'the kids and received the same
therapy they did, at the same
time. No special treatment for the
President of the United States.

I think, if Roosevelt was still
alive, he would veto the special
attention the handicapped of this
nation would call to his condi-
tion. Roosevelt, and others like
him, want no special treatment:
beyond the few assists necessary,
because of his condition. He
wanted to stand on his own, even
though he couldn't. That's why he
had several. sets of elaborate and
intricate leg braces.

He wanted no special atten-.
tion called to his condition when
he was alive, and would want no
special attention called to the fact


even now.

IT'S ADMIRABLE that the
man attempted to care for himself
as inuch as possible. I think he
would want that point' publicized
as much as possible; not the fact!
that he was handicapped.
I think those who would im-
mortalize his handicapped condi-
tion in marble want such recogni-
tion for themselves more than for
Roosevelt. Some handicapped
people want the world to know
they are handicapped and "de-
serve" special attention.
Roosevelt 'proved that he
didn't.
I think it would be a shame
to feature the man's weakness as
much or more than his strengths,
and would dilute the strength he
showed in guiding the nation
through a most trying period in
history. Our leaders aren't even
strong enough today-even with
two good legs-to balance the
budget!


ntion
MIKE ROYKO delighted in
filling his columns -witththe ac-
tions of.just such. self-sufficient
men. He poked fun and satireat,
the panty-waists of today.
SThe only; saving grace his.col-
umns gave us was that there
must be more self sufficient peo-
ple than it appears. There would
have to be, for Royko to remain
so popular for-t1iee decades.
I delighted in reading his col-
umns. He had a knack-or may-
be we should say, special vocabu-
lary-to praise the self sufficient
and'ridicule the leeches: of; this
world.. : :
He had a knack of choosing
just the correct phrasing to put
the hangers-on in their place. He
and Slats Grobnik, his imaginary
conversant, had a way of analyz-
ing any given situation and put-
ting it in the correct perspective.
He even chided President
Clinton during the campaign for
trying to emulate Roosevelt. To
paraphrase his words, he said
something -like this: "You ain't no
Franklin Rooseveltl"


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St. Joe Corporation an-
nounced Monday, May 5 that it
has made a proposal to the Board
of Directors of Florida East Coast
Industries (FECI) under which St.
Joe and FECI would merge and all'
shares of FECI stock owned by
others ,than St. Joe would be
exchanged for cash at $102 per
share.
There are currently approxi-
mately 9.1 millpn shares of FECI
common stock outstanding of
which approximately 4.9 million,
or 54%, are owned by St. Joe. On
May 2, the closing price on the
New York Stock Exchange of FECI


common stock was $88 3/4 per
share and of St. Joe was $73 1/4
per share.
The proposed merger would
be subject to all required regula-
tory approvals and approval by
the shareholders of FECI, as well
as other customary terms and
conditions. The proposal is also
subject to negotiation of a merger
agreement containing terms and
conditions mutually satisfactory
to the parties.
A special committee of out-
side directors of St. Joe made the
proposal to FECI following receipt
of the recommendation of St.


Charter--ontinued from Page 1


didn't hide any of his feelings on
the issue. He stated that he
strongly opposed the community
charter, saying, "If the credit
union "wants to operate like a
bank then they needed to be a
bank."
Board chairman Nathan
* Peters, Jr. told those present he
had recognized some resistance in
the banking community t-othe
idea so he had notified them of
the meeting.
Greg Johnson, President and
C.E.O. of Citizens Federal Savings
SBank, was first to respond to
Peters' request for comments. He
reviewed the history of -credit
unions saying they were formed
in 1909 to serve groups ,with a
"common bond" as a non-profit,
tax exempt itrust--exempt from
most federal, state and local
taxes.
Johnson questioned what the
common bond was for all the citi-
zens of Gulf County and Mexico
Beach, stating he didn't think
that was: its intent when credit
unions were established. He also
pointed out the tax support paid
by other banks in the community.'
Johnson asked the board not
to support the community charter
or, at the least, to stay neutral on
S the matter.
SJohnson's statements and
request were echoed by Johanna


White, President of First Union
National Bank, and Bill Sumner,
President of Wewahitchka State
Bank,
Commissioner Johnny Stan-
ley asked Atkins What financial'
impact the credit union's expan-
sion would have on the other
financial institutions in the coun-
ty. '. ..". -
Atkins responded he was not
sure but he felt the matter was a
consumer issue concerning what
best meets the needs of the com-
munity.
S Chairman Peters instructed
Gulf County Chief Administrator
Don Butler to respond to the par-
ticulars of the letter taking a neu-
tral stance on the county's posi-
tion.
Gaskin Park Boat Ramp
Problems
The canal entrance retaining
wall and portions of the bulkhead
at Gaskin Park are giving way to
the forces of the Apalachicola
River. Board members viewed a
video depicting damage to the
canal retaining wall, which is
totally broken loose from its sup-
ports, and the beginnings of simi-
lar problems toL the bulkhead
along the river's edge.
Commissioner Billy Traylor
made a motion, seconded by
Johnny Stanley, to declare the
situation an emergency and get


Joe's Chairman and CEO, Peter
S. Rummell. Mr. Rummell com-
mented: "Since taking over as
Chief Executive officer of St. Joe
in January, I've given continual
attention'to a detailed analysis of
our investment in Florida East
Coast Industries, with the assis-
tance of expert advisors in each
business area involved. I have
concluded that this asset can be a
strategic element of the new St.
Joe and this transaction iS in the
interest both of the shareholders
of St Joe and FECIL Our new,
management team is excited
about the opportunity this pro-
vides as an important building"


some recommendations on repair
procedures before any further
damage occurs at the park.
'The board unanimously
agreed to ask Preble-Rish Inc.,;
Consulting Engineers and '
Southeastern Mechanical to look
at the problem and make repair
suggestions. They also agreed to
apply for permits to use rip rap to
fill in where part of the retaining >
wall has already collapsed.
Freezer Lease
The board agreed to hold the ,
annual lease fees to Raffleld's
Fisheries at $24,000 for the giant
freezer unit built through the
Apalachee Regional Planning_
Council's Economic Development
Grant.
'The lease/purchase agree-
ment was scheduled to Increase.
to $38,400 this year. ARPC will
also have to approve the agree-
ment, but according to
Commissioner Yeager and board
attorney, Tim McFarland, they
have expressed a willingness to
provide some relief.

Moore Promoted
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class
Lisa E. Cronin-Moore, whose hus-
band, Thomas, is the son of Da-
vid and Joyce Moore, of Port St.
Joe, recently was promoted to her
present rank,
The 1993 graduate of Cwynn
Park High School of Brandywine.
MD, joined the Navy in June
1993.


block for the new St. Joe."
'Based in Jacksonville. St. Joe
is Florida's largest private
landowner and has interests in
real estate, timber, railroads and
sugar. FECI,.also based in
Jacksonville, has interests in real
estate development and rail
transportation. Its subsidiaries
include the Florida East Coast
Railway, a freight carrier with
approximately 442 miles of track,
principally between Miami and
Jacksonville,: and Gran Central
Corporation, which owns and
manages approximately 19.000
acres of land in 14 Florida coun-
ties and also owns 55 buildings.


Lease

from Page 1
regi tratioi tables and multiple'
vqing booths in order to expedite '
the process as much as, possible.
Robinson 'predicted a large
turnout for the election.
In Other Business
:*Opened bids for a 10-ton
A/C and heating system. St. Joe .
Service Company was the appar,, ,
ent low bidder at $4.650.60. The-
board greed to accept the lowest ,
and best bid after review. 'S
*Agreed to accept St. Joe
Rent-All's bid of $9,227.88 for a:
,Grasshopper lawn mower.
*Decided to buy three vehi-
cles at state bid price after receiv-
ing no bids.
*Accepted BPS Constructors.
Inc.'s bid of $18,889 to purchase
and install an overhead crane'
system for the Wastewater
Treatment Plant.
*Recognized Port St. Joe
Middle School's girls basketball
players and coaches for their (12-
0) undefeated season.
*Discussed littering problems
throughout the city and possible
solutions including beefing up
: police enforcement.

:Need; Extra Cash?
Place ,YOur Classified
Ad With Us


St. Joe Corporation Would Merge With FECI

Tenders Offer Up $102 Per Share For Approximately 4 Million Shares of Stock


License/Vehicle
Inspections Set
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting Inspection
checkpoints during the week of
May 9 through 15 on SR-71 near
CR-275, on SR-22 near the Bay
County line, and on SR-71 near
Trailer City.
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to 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.

HaLuuion Insurance
has lower .
insurance rates.
227-1133


PRIMESTW.A
S. by Comcasc
Available at Barfield's Lawn 8 Garden 904-229-2727


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Gives Us Some Advice On Curbing Unwanted Calls


Dear Wes,
We always look forward to
receiving "The Star".
I was amused by the recent
article regarding phone calls. It
seems as if all the survey, etc.,
phone calls to our home were put
on. the "call after April 1st" list,
since our phone was off for three
months.
One evening-T turned on our
local' television news only to find
out that evidently a lot of people
had eitherr gone south for the win-'
ter, or for some eason was put on
that same list also.
The newscaster gave the fol-
lowing address to write to in'hope
that some phone calls can be
eliminated. Send requests to:
Direct Marketing, Phone
Preference List, P. O. Box 9014,
Farmingdale, New York 11735-
9014.
They didn't say how many
Ik "years" it would take to get your
S name and phone number off the
list.
The next day I received two




Kesley

(From Page 2)
youngest never did anything
wrong! But ol' Kes here was
another story- .
"Son," Mom figured I'd rattled
on enough, "I can tell you exactly
where your warped thinking
comes from. I wasn't hard enough
on you that Sunday morning in
SJune of 1958 when you. came
dragging in late for church ...."
Happy Mother's Day,
The Lucky Son


calls where you have to say
"Hello" several times before the:
party on the other end talks. After
telling them I didn't need to'
reduce the Interest on any loans.
I asked if they got my number out
of the phone bank. He said "yes".
So, I guess the other solution is to
have a non published number


which makes the phone bill high-
er. Some days you can't win.
Gene and I enjoyed the warm
winter there. It has been .an
adjustment to come back to below
normal temperatures.. ,: :'
Sincerely,
: Beulah Landers
Fairland, Indiana


What Is An Optimist Club?
Dear Mr. Ramsey: Optimist Club is different in the
A number of optimists from way they serve the youth of their
Pa-ama City have been working community. as every community
...Cityhavebe.en' wkg has its own special needs. Every
with the residents of Port St. Joe ha bs its on special ne roeds.
tO club develops its own projects.
to organize an Optimist Club. Optimist Club meetings are funt It
Several of these people have Opiis Club meetings are fun! It
S everal of esire teope havn is a pleasure to meet on a regular
expressed a .desire to .form an basis with other members of your
Optimist Club and have commit community and to share their
ted to build a skateboard park for onimism
the kids of Port St. Joe. optimism.
the kids of Prt St. Joe.Optimistic people are essen-
What is an Optimist Club?An -tal to a community when it faces
Optimist Club is a voluntary orga- difficult times. They can band
nization of civic minded citizens together to make their community
banded together for progressive a better place to live, especially for
thought and action in community the young people. You have an
service. Members are motivated opportunity to become a charter
by the desire to contribute to the member of the Optimist Club of
community from which they and Port St. Joe and to make a differ-
their families draw daily benefits. ence in the lives of the youth of
What is the purpose 'of an your community. Please join us'
Optimist Club? To develop opti- for our next meeting. Becoming
mism as a philosophy of life; to an Optimist just might be one of
promote an active interest in good the best things you have ever
government and civic affairs; to done with your life!!!!
inspire respect for the law; to pro- Joyce Walker, President
mote patriotism and work for Optimist Club of Panama Cit
international 'accord and friend- Optimist Club of Panama Cty
ship among all people; to aid and
encourage the development of
youth, in the belief that the giving
of one's self in the service of oth-
ers will advance the well-being of .
man, his community, and the
world. In fact, 'this is the
Optimist's Oath.
What does an Optimist Club
do? Optimists love kids. Each :"


NOTICE

Members of UPIU Local 379.
JWe will be holding union meetings for
the next four Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. to
update the local by-laws.


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AMNESTYY DAY



..HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS


WASTES COLLECTION


Saturday, May 17,


1997


9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. E.D.T.

Gulf County Courthouse Parking Lot



Items that will be collected: Batteries, Arsenic,


Fluorescent Lamps, Mercury Containing Devices,

Antifreeze, Lead, Fuel, Pesticides (and other pollutants)


For more information call:

Gulf County Solid Waste

Department (904) 227-3696.
2t 5/1 & 5/8,1997


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1997 PAGE 3A


ANOTHER SERVICE OF THE STAR

Have construction or house
Repair questions?
SASK WADE

Wade: What material stands out as energy
conservative in building and construction?
Answer: Wood
Wade: What types of doors are used in construction?
Answer: There are three-wood, fiberglass and steel.

Send your questions to ASK WADE, P.O. Box 847,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457


Si A ivtie ForMay 1997

SThe following activities and events are planned for remainder of the month of May at
the Senior Citizens and Community Center, located adjacent to the Costin. Library (Gulf
County) in the Courthouse Complex on Highway 71 in Port St. Joe. '
Public Bingo .'. ... ... ...'. '. '.'. .'Every Tuesday Beginning at 5:00 p.m. :' "'
Exercise Classes .' i. i..... .......... .By Advanced Home Health Every Thursday at'
10:30 a.m.
Diabetic Support Group ........... Meeting Time to be Announced at a Later Date.
Free Blood Pressure Checks ........ By NHC on May 20th beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Social Security Representative ...... At the Center Every Firs' and Third Monday of
the Month from 10 a.m. Until 12:00 p.m.
Podiatrist ...................... May 14th from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Sing-A-Long ....'. .............. Held Every Wednesday Around 11:30'a.m.
Bridge Games ................ .. Held Every Monday Beginning at 2:00 p.m.


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Talbert is SJBCC's 1997


"Invitational Champion


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Megan Mae Fletcher

It's A Girl!
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Fletcher
would like to announce the birth
of their child, Meganr Mae
Fletcher, 'on March 27. She
weighed 10 lbs. '8 ounces and was
22 inches long when she arrived
at Bay Medical Center.
Her grandparents are Frank
and Margaret Fletcher of Port St.
Joe and Stan and Shirley Peters
of-Cincinnati, Ohio.


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St. Joseph's Bay Country
Club Ladies Golf Association held
its annual Invitational Tourna-
ment on Thursday, May 1, with
72 ladies from the surrounding
area playing for the champi-
onship. A theme of "Everything's
Coming Up Roses" was used for
decorating the, clubhouse and the
first and tenth tees.
Nola Talbert of Wildwood
Country Club in Crawfordville
won the championship with a low
gross score of 82, but not until
she prevailed over Janice
Cheatham by winning a three-
hole play-off.
Low net score winners by,
flight were:
Championship flight-I st,
Janice .Cheatham; 2nd, Debra`
Harrison; and 3rd, Pat Martin.
First flight--ist, Shinl
Taunton;. 2nd, Marilyn Bavetta;i
and; and 3rd, Liz Hoffman.
Second flight-Ist, Ruth,
iCranford; 2nd, Marjorie Wenzler:
and 3rd, Margaret Mortensen.
Third flight-1st, Velma
Branhan; 2nd, Becky Wood; and
3rd, Estelle Hicks. ,
Fourth flight--st, Pat
Sherrwood: 2nd. Sandy Herrck;
and 3rd, Laura Hudson.
Fifth flight--st. Betty Elliott;
2nd, Carol Mitchell; and 3rd, Rita
Bing.
Sixth flight-Ist, Betty
Paseher; 2nd, .Martha Wenz; and
3rd, Jean Powell
Seventh flight-1st Jeanette
Rhodes; 2nd. Patti Hughes; and
3rd, Virginia Harrison.
Eighth flight-Ist, Pat Ayres;
2nd, Fran Damask; and 3rd,
Millie Connor.
Winners for the closest to pin
were: Shin Taunton, Division A;


Picnic for Beach
AAItP Members
There will be a picnic for all
paid ,up members of the Mexico
Beach A.A.R.P. on May 16 at
12:00 CDT in the city park, locat-
ed at 22nd Street in Mexico
Beach.
Members are asked to bring
desserts; all other food will be
provided by the chapter. This will
be the last meeting until
September, so plan to be there
and enjoy the food and fellowship.
In case of rain, it will be held in



Mother's Day Special
Hibiscus, Oleander, Bouganvilla,
Mandivilla, Confederate Jasmine, Angel
Trumpet, Gardenia, Bottlebrush, Crepe
Myrtle, Reg. & Oak Leaf Hydrangea,
Eucalyptus, Lilies of the Nile, Daylilies,
Fla. Sweet Fig. Scuppernong Grape,
Papaya, Palms, Sweet Magnolia, and
Variety of Landscaping Plants, Etc.
Special Cold Hardy Citrus
Reg. $17.00 Now $12.00.
Satsuma & Reg. Orange,.Kumquat,
Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, etc.
MAC'S NURSERY
Kinard ,V-' 639-5176
7 miles north of Wewa, Hwy. 73


the Chamber of Commerce:
Building. ,.


S Nola Talbert of Crawfordvllle accepts the championship tro-
phy from David C. Gaskin on behalf of the tournament sponsors.


Velma Riehle, Division B; and.
Division C-none.
Winners for the closest to line
were: Liz Hoffman, A Division;
Dottie Faile, B Division; and Millie~
Conner, C Division.
SThe St. Joseph Bay Country
Club Ladies Golf Association
would like to thank the wonderful
sponsors of this tournament, the:


Dave : Gaskin family and
Wewahitchka. State Bank. The..
generosity of the local merchants:.
for their donations of prizes is-
greatly appreciated. We thank
you.
A great time was had by all
participants and the many ladies
who gave so generously of their
time and talent.


Recent Layoffs May Qualify

You For Commodity Program


Miles Otwell

Miles Is One,
Miles Otwell celebrated his
first birthday with a party at his
home on April 22. Miles is the son
of Terry and Lori Otwell. He is
.also. the grandson of Al and
'Donna Ray of Port St Joe and
Jack and Imogene Otwell of
:Graceville.


Vote for and
MINNIE LIKE
Your Ci
Commissioner,


Elect
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Latrice D. Larry

Look Who's 11!


* Latrice D. Larry will celebrate
Group 2 her llth birthday on May 10.
2t 5/1 Latrice is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Ricky Larry,' the grand-
daughter of Emma and the -late
Alvin Chambers and Mr. and Mrs.
A R. C. 'Larry.


Mothers Are So Special! 9
Remember Yours This '
Mother's Day with a o
special gift from




420 Reid Ave.
I-


Phone 229-9553
* Full Florol and
Wire Service
* Unique and
Unusual Gift
Items
* Balloons and So0
Much Morel
^frath ai 'f
Q~esuw. /Jf


Latrice -, will celebrate her
birthday along with friends and'
family at the skating rink in
Panama City.

Loyalty Day In

Wewahitchka
The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW
Post 8285, presented a Loyalty
Day- program to Wewahitchka
Elementary School third graders
on May 1. The ROTC presented
colors and led the Pledge of Alle-
giance.
Martha Davi9, patriotic ri-
structor, gave a moving speech
on the flag, wars, and the impor-
tance of loyalty to God and coun-
try. June Gore. chaplain, opened
with prayer and Ann Mann, presi-
dent, explained the VFW arind
Auxiliary, who they are and what
they do.
Post member. Elbert Davis
spoke to the children about World
War II, Charles Manni past post
commander, spoke on Korea and'
John Stanley on Vietnam and
Desert Storm.
The third graders reciprocat-
ed with a rendition of "My Coun-
try Tis of Thee," to honor the vete-
rans.


On behalf of one who loves and admires her,
I would like to proclaim May 12-16 as
BE NICE TO ANN COMFORTER WEEK!I
If you at any time during that week come in
contact with Mrs. Comforter, please BE NICE!
SFrom Someone,W ho Cores



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Do you qualify for the com-
modity program? Individuals who.-
have been laid off from work, and
their families, may be eligible to
receive U. S. Department of
Agriculture commodities.
Anyone who has questions
concerning their eligibility or
would like to sign up should call
229-9112, 639-5069, or come by
the commodity office in the Gulf

Family Exptesses
Appreciation
The family of Gladys
Stallworth expresses sincere
appreciation to the many friends,
agencies, churches, organiza-
tions, and our extended family
members for the many acts of
kindness that were shown during;
the illness and passing of our.
loved one.
May the fruits of God's spirit
be the reward for such great con,,
dolences and love given by all ol
you.
Rev. Otis Stallworth:
and family


Ready For A Family
This adorable spaniel mix is a
sweet-natured dog sure to please.
Call 227-1115, if you'd like to
adopt, and ask for Johnny.


County Courthouse (Room 116).
You will need to bring proof of
ydur total household income.
Rules for acceptance and par-
ticipation in the program are the
same for everyone without regard
to race, color, national origin, age,
sex or handicap.

Seniors Selling
Taco Salads
.ihe Gul-' County Senior
Citizens Association will be selling
taco salads Friday, May 9th from
11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the'
Senior Center or at Frank Pate
Park in Port St. Joe, and they will
also deliver them to local busi-
nesses.
The cost of the salad is $3.50
and this includes Iced tea. Please
call 229 8466 to place your ordei.


Check Our Line of
Wedding Supplies
The Star 227-1278


STEAK-OUT
Char-grilled
delivery of
New York Strips,
Rib Eyes and
Sirloins.
Complete dinners served
with baked potato, salad
and bread.


227-1669
4tc 5/1


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1997


SIt Takes Two To Get


Through

Clinic Focuses
People who suffer from clin
c~l depression, often struggle wil
feelings of helplessness, guil
sadness and worthlessness. No
nMal everyday activities such
sleeping, eating and even concern
tiating are often impaired.
S In fact, the stress created I
depression can oftenn drive par
riers apart. Research shows th;
rharriages in which one partner
depressed are niie' times mo:
likely to end in divorce than ma
rages in which' neither partner
depressed.
SDepression -can manife
itself in the most intimate of acti
cities. While most people take the
sexuality for granted, people wl
(uffer from clinical depressic
may experience sexual problem
as another physical symptom
Added to this is the fact th
although anti-depressant medic
tions have been shown to off
effective relief from symptoms
depression, some may actual
cause sexual side effects.
'Some anti-depressants off
S effective treatment for depression
with minimal negative impact (
sexual function. In addition:
increased education about tl
impact of depression on relation:
ships can help solve many of tl
other problems, faced by couple
with a depressed partner.
According to Edwin R. Aile
Executive Directoi of Gulf Coun
Guidance Clinic, Inc. in Port S
Joe, it is extremely important th
cobples support each other wh
one is experiencing depression
Ailes, a licensed marriage an
family therapist, stated, "Depre


Depression

on Partnered Approach
i- sion is a very treatable illness.
th When couples and families sup-
.t, port each other during a depres-
r- sive episode, the outlook is dra-
as. matically improved."
n- Depression, one of the most
common mental illnesses in the
by United States, affects more than
t- 17 million Americans each year.
at In Gulf County, prevalence statis-
is tics indicate that nearly 1,000
re people will experience clinical
r- depression each year.
is
According to the American
st Psychiatric Association, depres-
v- sion is one of the most treatable
ir mental illnesses, with most peo-
ho ple who receive treatment:finding
on some relief. Experts agree that the
is effectiveness of any treatment
n. hinges on the cooperative effort of
at the patient and his or her physi-
a- clan.
er Patients and their partners
of should work closely with their
ly physician and therapist to deter-
mine the most appropriate thera-
er py, which may include a discus-
on sion of anti-depressant medica-
on tions and improving communica-
n, tion techniques.
he If you or your partner are
n- depressed, knowledge is the key
he to getting, your relationship back
es on track. For more-informationl
about the impact of depression on
:s, couples, contact the clinic In Port.
Ity St. Joe at 227-1145 for an
;t. appointment. It has provided'
at treatment services in the area for
fle over 30 years. Professional coun-
n. selling and mental health treat-
nd ment Is provided to couples. fam-
.s- files and individuals.


Basketball Booster Committee president, Darrin Dawson, and
chaplain and fundraiser, Winnie Hamilton, are shown presenting
the $1,200 in funds raised to Port St. Joe High School's varsity
basketball coach, Vernon Eppinette. Not present for the photo
were the committee's vice-president, Beverly Daniels; secretary,
Minnie Likely; treasurer, Deborah Crosby; and director, Phyllis
Tolliver. : .
Basketball Boosters Present Check


The Basketball Booster
Committee would like to thank
God and the community for their
time, love.and' finances to help
accomplish our goal.
We give special thanks to:
New Bethel Baptist, .New Bethel
A.M.E., Zion Fair Baptist, Super
Bowl.Club. P. Primitive Baptist,
Thompson Temple, Mt. Carmel-
Baptist, Church of God in Christ,
Christian Concerned Society, Mr.
and Mrs. Benny Lister, and Mr.
and Mrs. Kesley-Colbert.
Also, the City-Wide Usher
Board, PSJ Community Choir,
Carol DixOn (1st Union Bank), Mr.

Thank Everyone
The family of Oris Andrews
would like to thank everyone for
the food, flowers and words of
comfort offered in our time of
bereavement. May God bless and
keep you forever in His hand.
Thanks
Evelene. Jeff and April,
Trampus and Cody


and Mrs. Edwin Williams, Larry
:Grocery, Campus Corner,
Drlesbach Cleaners, Ruby Lee
Farmer (Big Ten),, Joe Buie
,(Starlight Lounge), St. Joe
Papermakers, Piggly Wiggly, and
IG.A.

Bay ComHmittee
Meeting Today
A meeting of the St. Joe Bay
Committee. will be, held on
Thursday (today)., May 8 at 9:00
a.m. (eastern time) in the City of
Port St. Joe's Fire Department
meeting room (behind City Hall).
:This .meeting will feature presen-
tafions on the subject of"seagrass
production". All interested per-
sons are invited to attend.


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Chrc o Yu


Class of '82 Will Saturday night they plan to
Get Together meet at a local restaurant at 7:00
Get T gether to eat and fellowship.
The Port St. Joe High School No invitations are bein sent,
Class of 1982 will be having a 15- so please tell all your classmates
year get together on Saturday, to call Kip Altstaetter at 1-800-
July 5th. Everyone is invited to 818-1868 or Katrina Etheridge at
meet on the beach at Toucan's at 229-6632 by June 21st so they
10:00 for a day of fun with the will know how many reservations
whole family. to make.

Announcing the permanent closing
of the office of Rudy Sechez, D.C.
as of April 30, 1997. Following
this date, copies of any patient
records will be available at Dr.


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AND QAS STATION
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c.iecktire.(at tfiepuinp! -
ASE mechanic on duty
Located on Main .St.
in Wewa,"
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Panama Country Club. Tee-off
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Obituar^ies


Henderso Roulhac
Humor "Henderson" Roulhac,
brother of Carrie Bailey and
Pecola Smiley of Port St. Joe,
passed away in Virginia Beach,
Virginia. He was a former resident
of Port St. Joe. After completing a
career in the U.S. Army,:he hon-
orably retired and established a
successful business in the field of.
custodial services. A memorial
service was held February 28 at
Norfolk Chapel, Norfolk, Virginia.
"/Uncle. Buddy, as he was
affectionately 'called,' was born
February 14, 1925 in Jackson
County to the late Isakie and
Colorado Roulhac. He was a
devoted husband of 44 years to
LuVenla W. Washington Roulhac.
formerly of Port St Joe. He was
an understanding father, with
whom his family (children and
grandchildren) could without
reservation communicate with
and relate to.
Holding to his fondest memo-
ries are his wife, LuVenia W.
Roulhac: four daughters;
Gwendolyn F. Beale. LaVerne
Roulhac. Mary E. Hill and Sharon
L. Roulhac; three sons: Phillip H.
Roulhac, Tyron L. Roulhac and
Scott A. Roulhac. all of Virginia


children, Rebecca Hester of Panama
City and Evelyn Madison of
Tallahassee; two siblings, Elnora
Staten of Ft. Lauderdale and J.D.
Benjamin of Evergreen, AL; five
grandchildren, Ryan Rollins, Sr. of
Fairfield, CA, Melody Rollins of New
York, NY, and Zacorius Evans,
Nicole and LaWanda Colvin of
.Panama City; 19 step-grandchil-
dren, including Gwendolyn
Madison of Tallahassee; two great-
grandchildren; a devoted nephew,
SRay Likely and his family (Minnie,
Cameron and Princess); and
numerous other nieces, nephews,
relatives and loving friends.
Services for Sister Evans will
be held Friday. May 9 at 1:00 p.m.
at 'Zion Fair Missionary Baptist
Church in Port St. Joe, conducted
by Rev. Frank Jones. Interment
will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery.
.Asked to serve as pallbearers
are Bro. Adrian F. Gant. Sr..
Deacon Earnest Cant, Bro. Tony.
Gordon. Deacon Taylor Jenkins,
Bro. Nathan Peters. Jr. and
Deacon Claude Thomas. Honor-
ary pallbearers are members of
the City-Wide Missionary Society.
Gilmore-Southerland Funeral '
Home of Port St. Joe is in charge
of all arrangements.


Beach, Virginia; brother. Charlie Marvin C. Shattles
"C" Roulhac and sister. Mary Marvin C. Shattles, 75. of
Newman of Panama City; two sis- Pr St. Joe, died unday mo
ters, Carrie Bailey and Pecola Port St. Joe died Sunda morn-
Smiley of Port St Joe; a brother ing, May 4,.in a Panama City hos-
and sister-in-law: Conrad and pital. Mr. Shattles moved to Port
Patricia Henry of Gloustera New St. Joe in the late 1960's from
Patrcia Henry of louser, Ner Panama City. He wa a heavy
Jersey-, a brother and sister-in- Panama City. He wa a he
law, Earnest- : and, Jean equipment operator for St. Joe
Washington of Oxenhll, Mary- Paper Company and attended ,
Washington of Oxenhill,Ma Oak Grove Assembly of God.
land; relatives, Ollie. Mary, and Church.
Clotel Washington of Port St Joe; He is preceded in 'death by
18, grandchildren; one, great- his daughter, Virginia "Ginger-
grandchild; and a host of nieces, Albritton. He is survived by his
nephews, cousins, and friends. wife, Mittle Shattles of Port St.,"
Joe; one son, Michael Shattles of
O is AndreWrs Quincy; one step-son, Howard
is A rMitchell and wife. Ann of Blakely,
Oris Delson Andrews,60, of Georgia; one step-daughter. Betty
Port St. Joe. died Tuesday, April McArdle and husband, J.C. of
29 In a local hospital. Born in Port St. Joe, one sister, Catherine
Bonifay, he moved to GulfCouty Shattles of Albany, Georgia; two
Bonifay, he moved G ~oun ty
in 1960. He was retired from the grandchildren. Kari Shattles and ,
AN Railroad Company and was a Suzanne Albritton; one great-
member of the Beach Baptist grandchild Brett Albrltton: five
step-grandchildren and nine,
Chapel step-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Andrews is survived by Funeral services were held on.
his mother. Myra Curry Andrews Wednesday. May 7 at 11:00 a.m.,
of Phenix City, Alabama; his wife, ET. in the Oak Grove Assembly of
Evelene Andrews of Port St. Joe od Church with Rev. David Fer-
one son, Jeffrey Andrews and nandez officiating. Interment fol-
wife, April of Wewahitchka; one lowed at 2:30 p.m., E In Page
brother. Donald Andrews and Pond Cemetery at Sheldon Cross
wife, Bk ofPhenix' City;-t wo -:Rbads Hotioraji pallbearers were
Soters qbline Shirah;-,,f-.-aillthfrnin of te-(fm'm; aihni, -
S hen4ity and Waldeen Jorden,,. Siihda -Schobl Glass-' andt1kWt
. and husband, James of Crier. Shattles' former co-workers of the
South Carolina; two grandchil- Woodlands Diision of Port St.
dren, Trampus and Cody. : Joe Paper Company.
Funeral services for Mr. Gilmore-SoutherlandFuner-,
Andrews were conducted on May al Home of Port St. Joe was in
I at 11:00 a.m. In the Beach chargeofallarrangements.
Baptist Chapel with Rev. David
Fernandez and Rev. Yabrough Nathaniel Bryant
Chance officiating. aniel rya
Interment followed in Holly Nathaniel "Cully" Bryant.' 58.
Hill Cemetery. The following gen- of Port St. Joe, died Monday,
ilemen senred as active pallbear- April 28. A native of Greenwood,
ers: Greg Todd, Sco'tt Walker, he had lived in Indianapolis Indi-
Chip Pollack, Jerrey Shores. ana since 1961 before moving to
Randy Home and Bill Home. Port St. Joe last year. While in In-
rid naollsc he worked arr s a fire


Gilmore-Southerland Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe was in
charge of all arrangements.

Clara B. Evans
Clara Benjamin Evans was'
born February 27, 1919 in
Conecuh County. Alabama to the
union of the late Frank and Lizzie
Jones Benjamin. She was a former
member of Sandy Grove Missionary
Baptist Church of Evergreen,
Alabama and Zion Hope Primitive
Baptist Church in Pensacola until
her marriage to Abraham Evans in
1965.
She then moved to Port Saint
Joe and became united with Zion
Fair Missionary Baptist Church
where she served God and her com-
munity through her membership
and past presidency of the City
Wide Missionary Society, past
Worthy Matron of Sheba Chapter
#13 Order of Eastern Star, the
Christian Board of Benevolence, the
Concerned Christian Society, the
'Senior Companions, the
Washington Improvement Group,
and the AA.R.P.
On May 3 at Bay Medical.
Center in Panama City. the Lord
saw fit to call his servant home to
receive her reward. She was preced-
*ed in death by other siblings Frank
Jr.,, Newton, Perry, Ted and Ned'
Benjamin, Pearline Ammons and
Emma Jones.
She leaves to remember her
beautiful life, her husband of 32
years, Abraham Evans; children,
Lilli Rollins of Fairfield, CA, Ricardo
Evans of Port St. Joe, and Angela
Colvin of Panama City; two step-


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napolis Fire Department, retiring
in 1986.
He is survived by Nathalie
Bryant; two sons, Cornelius
McNabb of New York and Shawn
Bryant of Indianapolis; a sister.
Wardene McGee (Eddie) of West
Palm Beach; and a brother Rob-
ert C. Bryant (Mary) of Port St.
Joe.
The funeral service was held
at 2:00 p.m., ET, Saturday, May
3, at the New Bethel A.M.E.
Church with interment following
In Forest Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.


Gulf Co. Genealogy
Society's Meeting

The Gulf County .Genealogy
Society holds meetings every sec-
ond Saturday of each month,
from 10:00 a.m. until noon (east-
ern time) at. the Gulf County
Library. The next scheduled meet-
ing will be held on May 10th. All
members and interested individu-
als are encouraged to attend.





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Pistol Matches
The Gulf Rifle Llub will hold
its monthly hunter pistol metallic
silhouette and .22 rimfIre bullseye
matches on Saturday morning,
May 10th. Registration and set-
up will start at,8:30 a.m. and the
silhouette match will start at
9:00.
This match may be shot with
any common caliber handgun and
will consist of 40 rounds fired at
metal targets. This match is a lot,
of fun to shoot and a .22 rimfire
handgun is all yo need to corm-'
pete.
The bullseye match will be
shot following and Ils restricted to
.22 rimflre. All targets are 25
yards from the shdoter. A total of
90 rounds will be fired in three
separate 30 rour d stages. All
handgun shooters are Invited to
shoot in the matches. All you
.need is a .22 revolver and three
boxes of ammunition.
The club is 'continuing to
shoot trap each Thursday evening
at 6:30 and on Sunday afternoons
at 2:30. The club, boasts a nice
trap field with concrete shooting
positions and floodlights for
nighttime shooting.
All shoots ar open to the'
public and everyone is welcome to,
stop by and shoot a round or two.

Many Thinks
The Port St Joe Kiwanis Club.
would like to thank the following-
businesses and Individuals for
their generosity and support of
the Kiwanls Club Select Shot Golf
Tournament. whici was held Sat-
urday, April 26: i.
Alirie's Beautyl Salon. Arizona'
Chemical, Athletl House, and
Auto Value. I
Badcock Home Furnishings
Center, Barfield'si Lawn & Gar-
den. Bayslde Luniber, Billy Carr-
Chevrolet. Box USA, and Gannon
Buzzett.
Dr. James D. Campbell, Cti-.
zens Federal Savihgs Bank. Cos-
tin's Bookkeeping, Costin's De-
partment Store. Costin's'
Insurance. Robin owns. Duren's
Piggly Wiggly, First Union Nation-
al Bank, and Florida Power Cor-
poration. I
SGay & Levins Chevron Ser-
vice, Grace Baptist Church,
Heart's Desire Florist: & Green-
house, Hannon Realty, Inc.. Han-
non Insurance Agency, Dr. Jo-
seph P. Hendrix, and Bill Holten.
James A. CoK & Associates.
Julie's Restaurant, Cuyler King,
'Dr. Robert E. King, Linda's Res-
taurant, Dr. Frarnk D. May, Gulf
County Judge Robert M. Moore3
Pate's Seice Cenriter, and Pictltt '
'Perfect'Pme Shp. '


Jay Rish. & Elizabeth Thomp-
son, Realtors, Rish, Gibson, &
Jones, Roy's Hardware, St. Joe
Bar, St. Joe Communications,
Inc., St. Joe Papermakers Federal
Credit Union, St. Joseph's Bay
Country Club, Stuart Shoaf, and
Southern Electric.
The Big Barn, The Star Pub-
lishing Company, Toucan's Res-
taurant, Wade Clark. Auctions,
Wewahitchka State Bank, Won-
der Bar, and Kenny Wood.
The tournament was a tre-
mendous success and, all pro-
ceeds will be used for scholar-
ships and local charities.


Gulf Adult School
Graduates May 20
Gulf County Adult School will
,hold its graduation exercises on
Tuesday. May 20 at 7:00 p.m.,
EDT., Services will be held at the .,
Port St. Joe Elementary School
auditorium.
The public is cordially Invited
to witness this event. I

American Legion
To Hold Elections
SThe Willis V. Rowan Post No.
116, The American Legion, will
hold its annual election of officers
for year 1997-98 on Monday, May
12 at 6:00 p.m., E.T.
All members are encouraged
to attend this meeting which will
be held at the post home.

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MAY 13, 1997
TO: THE CITIZENS OF GROUP II AND THE-ENTIRE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
I, Amy Shackleford, am a qualified candidate for City Commissioner
Group II. I am not afraid to speak out against the wrong and will
stand up for the rights of the people. With 20 years of volunteer
experience that I have demonstrated, I have helped several people,
including myself, obtain better housing and jobs. I have defended
the people's rights.: '
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support on May 13, 1997, will be greatly appreciated.

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-didate for the: office. of 'City
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Swill bring leadership, business,
and management experience to
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S a 'hard for the citizens of Port St.
Joe. I've attended West Los
Angeles Collecge and Trade
Techn. and have been active in
H politics and in the community. I
have organized voter registra-
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for localpolitical officials. I am a
member and on the Board of Trustees of New Bethel A.M.E. Church,
Vice President of the Davida Byrd Scholarship Foundation, on the,
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and a member of the Citizen Patrol Unit. When you go the polls on
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Flathead Fishing
Contests Are Set
According to a press release
of the Florida Game and' Fresh
Water Fish Commission, anglers
'from all over the southeast are
expected to compete in two flat-
head catfishing contests on the
Apalachicola River May 9, 10 and
June 13, 14.
Beginning at 4 p.m. (CT) May


9, the Blountstown Rotary Club
will be sponsoring the 24-hour
"Big River Round-up" out of
Blountstown Public Landing.
Then, on June 13, the
Chattahoochee Lions .Club will
host a similar flathead tourna-
ment beginning at 5 p.m. (ET)
from the Chattahoochee Public
Landing.
Both events were held last
year, but the bigger of the two by


far was the Big River Round-up in
Blountstown. It drew more than
170 paying entrants, most of
them from Florida, Georgia and
Alabama.
At both contests fishermen
will compete for cash and prizes,
including an opportunity for any-
one who breaks the existing flat-
head state record,of 42 pounds to
win an $8,000 boat, motor and
trailer.


Wewahitchka High School's Lady
Chaimpsl-following the victory.

Lady Gators
VWEWA 7, LIBERTY CO. 3
SThe Wewahitchka Lady Ga
Gators captured the District 2- at
2 title, the first Lady Gators' flst
S title in three years. Wewahitchka with
defeated Liberty County 7-3, by
scoring all seven runs in a fourth was
inning y, ly
The Lady Gators broke the pitch
game open in the fourth inning:
when Aimee Pridgeon erased a 1- .
1 tie and changed the complex-
ion of the game with a grand T
slam (Inside the park) home run won
to put the Lady Gators on top 5- track
1. '. St.
SAmanda -Davis had started cha
the fourth inning hitting barrage 1
with a lead-off triple. She then binec
scored when Thelma Bryant defeat
laced a RBI single.. point
Pridgeon's grand slam scored '
Bryant, Jennifer Nelson and four
Ashley Lister who reached base (6'0")
on bunt singles. long
Jasmine McMillion, Mandy mete
Little and Kristin Jones loaded 16.7
up the bases again for 'Diana.
Taunton's sacrifice fly RBI and won
Amanda Davis' second hit of the mete
Inning, a RBI double. ,800
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Good!
Brad Timmons, left, and


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lost Semis Thursday


WEWA 9, SNEADS 0
The Wewahitchka Lady
irs defeated Sneads in their,,
game of district play-offs
a final score of 9-0,
Sophomore Thelma Bryant ;
instrumental both offensive-
and defensively. Bryant
led a complete game, strik-
ewa Boys Win I
'he Wewahitchka Gators
the District 2-2A title in
Sand field last Friday in Port
Joe, alongside the district
ipion Lady Gators.
[le Gators' scored a com-
d, total of 169, points to
it Liberty County by a 25
Margin.
Junior Cecil Jackson won
events-the high Jump
, the triple Jump (41'8"). the
jump (21'4"). and the 110
r hurdles with a time of :
Sophomore James Taunton
three': events--the 1600
r run with a tiine of 4:58,
meter run with a time of
.4. and the 3200 meter run
the time of 11:45.
Ike Mincy finished first in


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ing out nine. She also had a two-
run triple and a three-run homer.
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the discus with a throw of
126'11" and took second in the
shot put with a distance of
42'11 ".'
The Wewahitchka team
placed third in the state in 1996 :
and will be cbipeting. in the
Class 2A state track meet this "
Friday in Gaihesville.-

Wewa Girls Win

District Title ..
Last Friday, the girls' track'
team competed in the District 2- 1 I :
2A Track and Field Champion-
ships at the Port St. Joe track.
Five teams took part in the state
qualifying meet.
The Lady Cators' scored 130
points, edging out second place li I
finisher, Liberty County. who -
scored 127 points. Grand Ridge
was a distant -third with 21
points.
Junior Holly Atkins won
three individual events-the dis-
cus, shot put and the 400-meter
iash. Shealso;plaved second in
the high':,jump rand "anchored
Wewa's winning 4x400 relay
team.
Diana Taunton, who also is
the first baseman on the District
2-2A champion softball team,
won first place in the high jump,
clearing 4 feet 10 inches, and
took third in the long jump.
For the Lady Gators.
Stefanie McDanlel won first place
in the 800 meter dash with a,
time of 2:50. Also; Crystal
Collins, placed first in the 3200
meter run with a time of 16:49.
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Going For Fourth Straight State Title

Port St. Joe High School's Boys Track Team Wins 10 of 17 Events at District Meet


Last Thursday, the boys'
track team competed in the Dis-
trict 2-3A Track and Field Cham-
pionships at Florida State Univer-
sity. Four teams took part in the
state qualifying meet with the top
two finishers In each event ad-
vancing to the state meet.
The Sharks won 10 of 17'
events; qualified 16 athletes for
the state meet: and scored 123
points to win their fourth straight
district title. .
Placing first for the Sharks
were: Ben McCroan. discus-
131'5'; Marco Givens. high Jump-
6'7" and triple jump-43'7": Tlson
Pittman, 110 hurdles- 15.44:
Gabe Clark. 1600 meters-5:04.22
and 3200 meters-10:49.16: Mark
Williams. 300 hurdles-41.46-'
Germain ,Clark. 800 meters-
2:02.56; in the 4x400 relay with a
total time of 3:29.12 was Jason
Holmes (52.9), Nick Sweazy
(51.5). Germain Clark (52.3), and
Kelon McNair .(52.3); and in the
4x800 relay with,a team time of
8:50.35 was Chad Thompson
(2:11), JeffSchweikert (2:1,9), Eric
Sellers (2:13.9). and Gabe Clark
(2:06.5).
Placing second were: Jer-


Kneeling, from left: Ryan Caswell, Russell Young, Jim Faison, Charlie Lanford, Ryan Stephens,
Ashley Stephens, Brad Knox, and bat boy Kenny McFarland. Standing, from left: Jesse Colbert, Coach
McCarter, Brian Jenkins, Brett Lowry, Cameron Likely, James Daniels, Jarred Patterson, Wayne
Summers, Ryan Yeager, Matt Terry, Coach Watford and Coach McFarland.


Sharks Win District Baseball Title


PSJ 11. FLORIDA HIGH 10
The' Pbrt St. Joe Sharks'
fought a tough battle to stop
Florida High and to maintain the
District 2-3A championship title
from the '96 season.
Wayne Summers started on
the mound, striking out one and
giving up no walks. Ryan Yeager
came in for relief in the third
inning and struck out six, also
giving no "free rides" to first.
Yeager went three for four at
the plate, with a double and two.
RBI. Cameron Likely, Jesse
Colbert and Summers all went'
two for three to assist in the
accumulating 12 hit total for Port
SL Joe,
PSJ 113 051 X-11 125
FLORIDA 103 100 5-10 9 6

SHARKS R$ASERAT-T-
PSJ 16, MONTICELLO 3
In the first round of district
play-offs. Port St. Joe defeated
Monticello, 16-3. The two teams
played last Wednesday evening in
Blountstown, the District 2-3A
host.
Russell Young (9-1), pitched
the five-inning game for the
Sharks. He picked up the win by
striking out four, walking one
and giving up six hits.
Cameron Likely, Ryan
Yeager, and Wayne Summers all;
had two hits with a double.
Likely and Summers also had
two RBI.
PSJ : 223 9X-16 11 1
MONT 200 01- 3 6 5


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*Port St. Joe Boys Track Saturday In Gainesville



Lady Shark Tracksters Off to State


This past Thursday. the Lady
Shark track team qualified five
young ladies in ten different
events for the state finals this
Saturday in Gainesvllle. Compet-
ing in the District 2-3A Champi-
onships at Florida State Universi-
ty track the Sharks had five first
place finishes and five second
place finishes.
Leading the way for the lady
tracksters was Stephanie Maxwell
with three first place finishes all
school records. With a leap of five
feet, Maxwell became the first
Lady Shark to clear five feet; and
With a time of 49.6 'in the, 300
hurdles, she was the first under
50.seconds. She went on to com-
plete her triple with a new school
record of 17.2 seconds in the 100
high hurdles.
Also capturing first place fin-
ishes were Lafrika Quinn in the


80'0 and Nacoa Hogan in the disl
cus. Finishing second, and earn-
ing a trip to Gainesville, were La-
cey Johnson discus and pole
vault. Jessica Hill 1600 and 3200
and Hogan in the shot put. Hill's
time in the 1600 of 6:04 took 11
seconds off her two week old
school record of 6:15.
"By qualifying girls in 10 dif-
ferent eventswe continue to irm-
prove and move toward excellence
in. girls track and' field," 'said
Coach Vernon Eppinette. "It is al-
ways a privilege to work with ath-:
letes who strive for their best."


ters-2:02.65, and Rod Givens,
3200 meters-10:49.46.
"We really had a great meet!
Sixteen new personal records
Were set and we qualified, the
most athletes ever (16)' for the
state meet. Our two goals when
we started practice back in Janu-
ary was to win both the district
and state track meets. Well, we
,have accomplished one of our
goals and thisweekend we will
have the opportunity ,to accom-
plish the other one," said Coach
Scott Cowan. ;
S The teams who will enter the
state meet as favorites Include:
Union County, Lincoln Park
Academy. Pensacola Catholic.
Pope John Paul, and Port St. Joe.


Tyson Pittman (far right) and Rod Chambers (second from
left) finish first and second in the 110 hurdles at district.


maine Peterson,. discus-1177 1/
2"; Laredo Ginn, pole vault-10'6;
Rod Chambers, 110 hurdles-


Lady Sharks

Win First

District

TitleFriday
PSJ 1, FLORIDA HIGH 0
Victory was so sweet for the
first-time District 2-3A champi-
ons, the Port St. Joe Lady
Sharks. The game was very
intense for the purple-haired'
Lady Sharks, who wanted to be
on top. Persistence and persever-
ance paid off in the bottom of the
eighth inning when Florida High-
made a throwing error, on which.,
the Sharks .capitalized, costing
Florida High the game. The Lady
Sharks claimed a 1-0 victory with
tears of joy in their eyes.
The Lady Sharks played a
tough' game, committing no
errors. Gena Johnson pitched an
excellent game- for Port St. Joe,
allowing only three scattered
hits. '
Sam Ambrose; the catcher
for the Lady Sharks, had two of
the three hits for Port St. Joe ard
tagged, home plate with the win-
ning r.4n, Ambrose laced ,one up
the middle for a single, then stole
second when 'Johnson attempted
.a bunt. The Florida High catcher
overthrew to second, allowing
Ambrose to arrive safely at home.
PSJ 000 000 01-1 3 0
FLORIDA 0600 000 00-0 3 1

LADY SHARKS SOFTBALL
:PSJ 10,MONTICELLO 9
In the first round of District
2-3A play-offs. Port St. Joe had
an exciting comeback. Montlcello
led the game until the Lady
SSharks rallied in the fourth
Inning to finally score, finishing
the inning with four total runs.
Then, a battle for the top
emerged. lasting a total of 10
innings when the Port St. Joe
Lady Sharks put the game to rest
by scoring two, compared to
Monticello's one., The Lady
Sharks beat Monticello last
Wednesday afternoon. 10-9.
Senior Gena -Johnson
pitched for the Lady Sharks.
Emily Thompson led offensively,
,batting four for five. Katie
Kilbourn went three for three,
while Shiela Hightower was three
for five, and Lindsay Williams
and Sam Ambrose both were two
for four. :
S This win advanced the Lady
Sharks to the district champi-
onship game against the winner
of Florida High vs. Blountstown
match-up, which was Florida
High.
PSJ 000 402 111 2-10 16 3
MONT110 112 111 1 9 21 3


15.59 and 300 hurdles-42.03;
Germain Clark, 1600 meters-
5:04.41; Kelon McNair, 800 me-


There have been three
schools (Jefferson County, Cle-
wiston. and Port St. Joe) who
have won three straight state ti-
tles. If the Sharks are fortunate to
win Saturday, they would become
the first Class 3A to- win four
straight state titles.,


3-7 '


Port St. Joe's Lady Sharks gather for a group celebratory
photo following last Friday's 1-0 District victory over Florida
High of Tallahassee. The win projects them into' the Semi-
Regional playoffs at the new Lady Shark Stadium'in Port St. Joe.


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155 High School Students Get Gold Card


Achievement Awards At Banquet Thursday

Dr. Oliver Hdrper, Local 1956 Graduate, Presents After Dinner Motivational Address


Dr. Oliver Harper challenged
Gold Card Club members "to
grow in your.spiritual life ... to
discipline yourself to set goals for
your own future ... to foster a
good solid family unit... as a de-
sirable goal," in an address before
awards recipients .last Thursday
evening.
/ Dr. Harper, a 1956 graduate
of Port St. Joe High School told
the students, "No one can control
"you; you must make your own
decisions," in developing his
theme of the. evening.
S The speaker said there are
two roads to travel. 'The .wrong
road is the smoothest, most-
travelled road1 The least travelled
road offers th& most rewards and
the -better future for your and
your future faintly.'
"Abide by the rules of accom-
plishment," he advised. "Rules
are made to offer you guidance,
not harm. The indomitable spirit
within you will determine your
success. To choose to be a good,
productive citizen is the correct
choice to make. '
SPOKE FROM EXPERIENCE
SDr. Harper spoke from experi-
ence in offering his advice to per- -
severe in order to succeed in life.
He came from a poor family, una-
S ble.to provide the opportunities
She would need to accomplish his
goal, which he announced at the
age of 14, to become a medical
missionary. It took 15 years to ac-,
complish, but he completed his
medical degree education then
enrolled in a theological seminary
to obtain his theological degree,
preparing'him to be a healer of
both the body and the soul.
Harper was introduced to the
achieving students by a familiar
classmate, Walter Wilder. The two
received their diplomas from the.
local high school and both were
fast friends during their high
school career.
155 GIVEN AWARDS
A total of 155 students from
grades 9 through 12. making a
grade point average of 3.0 to 4.0
were presented certificates of ac-
complishment and plaques of
achievement went to those mak-
ing GPA 3.50 to 4.0.
Dinner music was provided
by Ann Comforter. Principal Wes
Taylor gave the welcome. Presen-
tation of the awards was accom-
Spllshed by .rs. .SteveLLwrfnce ...
Caroline -Rish and Principal- Wes
* Taylor. School Board member
Charlotte Pierce told of the sever-
al. scholarship opportunities
available to the students.
.Students receiving recogni-
tion were:
Ninth Grade (3.0-3.499)-
Connie Combs, Tyler Lane, Kareta
SMonette, Craig Phillips, Jessica
Summers. Jessica Van Sweringen
and Ryan Stephens.
(3.5-4.0)-Erica Ailes, Am-
ber Bolyard, Kylene Butler, Alicia
Christie, Kevin Conoley, Brandon
Davis, Roberta Enes. Lakeythia


Classmates Robert Nedley and Gall Hinote, and School Boird member' Charlotte Pierce, talk with
Dr. Oliver Harper, alumnus of Port St. Joe High School, who spoke at the Gold Card Club Banquet.


Filmore, John Gainous, Laredo
Ginn, Breft Jeffcoat, Lacey
Johnson,' Mack Kent, Anna
Kirkland, Ricky Lamberson, Julle
Lanford, Amanda Marquardt.
Joshua, McCulley\. Temika Pace,
Brett Parker, Kimberly Parker,,
Rachel Perrin, Neikole Royster,
Rocky Salzer, Clay Smallwood.
Nicole Smith. Ashley Stephens.
Lea Todd and Rachel Watson..
Tenth Grade (3.0-3.499)-
James Daniels. April Godwin,
Dalia Hamilton, Rikkl Johnson,
Wade Kennington, -Emma
Salchow. Matt Terry and Wendy
Sander.
(3.5-4.0)-Aaron Bearden,
Jenny Brock. Jennifer Butler,
Rebekah Cope, Anna Duren, Jim
Faison. Tracy Fitzgerald, Jason
Gainnie, Meredith Godfrey,
Jessica Hill, Kate Kilbourn, Jerry
Martin, Rachel McCroan.
Meredith McNeill, Andrew O'Barr.
Farica Quinn. Latrika Quinn.
Julia Six, Janah Strickland,
Tracy Watkins. Kiki Williams.
Lindsay Williams and Nathan
' VWisdahl. -- .
Eleventh Grade (3.0-
3.499)-Kyle Adkison, Brianne
Alford, Amanda Bateman,
Michael Bryant, Candice Fletcher,
Sara Hayden. Shameka Raines,
Tina Ross. Gretchen Stevens and
Bonnie Young.


Patterson, Mandy Phillips,
Natasha Powell, Jeff Schweikert,
Wayne Summers, Emily Thomp-
son, Jodle Weari Casey White,
Caste Williams and Mack Young.
Twelfth Grade (3.0-
3.499)-Ronisu Bird, J. W.
Davis, Matt Dixon. Tiffany Eyslee,
Everett Gant, Charlie Lanford.
Kristian Richbourg, Eric Sellers.
Nick Sweazy. Made Tapper. Nikki
Whitfleld and Ryan Yeager.
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Amy Buzzett. Karen Clark. Cable
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Martin, Stephanie Maxwell,
Priscilla Medina, Bridgette Price,
Melanie Quinn. Shinah Quinn,
Chris Richardson, Bryan Simon,
Ivey Tatum. Karen Thomas, Matt
Todd, Pam Watkins, Matthew


White, Stefanle Wibberg, Eric
SWisdahl, J;B:la:.Wood, Christy
Wood and Misty Wood.

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Department with the cooperation
of the Department of Forestry will
present a Fire Safety Awareness
Day on Saturday. May 17 at the
fire station from 11' a.m. to 3
p.m. .ET.
SPersonnel from the Depart-
ment of Forestry and the fire
department will be available to
enlighten and entertain all in the
sake of safety.
: The women of the Overstreet
Volunteer Fire Department will be
selling hamburger plates as a
fundraiser during the day's
events. For $4, the plate will con-
sist of a burger, slaw, baked
beans, potato salad or macaroni
and cheese, dessert and tea.
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PAGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1997


Port St. Joe Marine Gives Father Taste of Navy Life


By: Marcus T. Myers
(Myers Is a Navy journalist assigned
to the Navy Public Affairs Center at
"Naval Station San Diego)
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Founder, George Hean
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Rotarians were treated to a
,verbal tour of the George Hean
.Company by its founder, owner
and fellow Rotarian, George
Hean, Thursday. Hean told the
club members of the several coin-
operated services, commonly
found at convenience stores,
manufactured by GHC.
He had on display in the
meeting room, one of his combl-
Snation, coin-operated vacuum
Cleaners and air dispensers. You
put a quarter in one of the slots
and get "a quarter's worth" of air
for your automobile tire, bicycle
tire, basketball, football, etc.
The vacuum cost 50 to oper-
ate. "Why," Hean asked, "should
It cost more to clean out your ve-
hicle than it costs to blow up a
flat tire? It costs just as much to
operate one side of the air ma-
chine as it does the other."
Hean said his company had
grown steadily since he went into.
Business here in Gulf County, 10
years ago. He gave credit for his
firm's success largely to a prod-
uct which was simply built and
easy to maintain and repair. The
firm was started under his home
at Cape San Bias, in the vacant
space created by homes in the
area being required to build on
stilts. It. now manufactures
$500,000 worth of specialty ma-
chines a month and employs 39'
people.
'We're currently trying to
purchase three and a half acres
adjacent to our manufacturing
plant north of Highland View In
order to expand," the speaker
said., : -
Primarily the firm manufac-
tures coin-operated car washes,
air and vacuum machines, weight
scales, and a few other specialty
machines normally found at con-'
venience stores and oil company-
owned outlets. ,
Hean had some of his staff
with him: Richard Reinhold, John
Thursday, Phil Lyle. Curtis Beard
and Mike Byrd. :


cruise is known as a "Tiger
Cruise" and it's where sailors and
marines invite family members
and friends to ride aboard their
Navy ship during the last week of
a six-month overseas deployment.
Recently, Marine Corps Lance
Cpl. John P. Summerlot, of the
1 th Marine Expeditionary Unit
(11th MEU) aboard the amphibi-
ous warship USS Cleveland, took
advantage of this opportunity and
invited his father to come along
on the final week of their deploy-
ment. More than 80 of the crew's.


family and friends met the ship in
Hawaii and spent seven days sail-
ing back to its homeport of San
Diego.
"Participating in the Tiger
Cruise made me feel more like I
was a part of John's experience in
the Marine Corps," said
Summeilot's father, Terry
Summerlot of Port St. Joe.
Sunimerlot is a gunner for the
11th MEU where he operates and
maintains small weapons during
reconnaissance missions. He and
the 17.000-ton ship returned to


San Diego on April 10 after
spending six months patrolling
the Western Pacific and Indian
Oceans and the Arabian Sea.
Summerlot said it felt good to
have his father ride along as the
ship made the final leg of its
deployment.
"This was the first time I've
had a relative participate in a
Tiger Cruise. It was interesting to
hear about the differences
,betPeen, the Marine Corps inow
compared' to my dad's time in the
corps 30 years ago." said


Summerlot.
:, Tiget. Cruises not only allow
the relatives of sailors and
marines to see the ship, but they
also allow them to witness the
beauty of the sea and watch
sailors and marines in their work-
ing environment.
After-a week at sea, the
guests had a better understand-
ing of Navy life and great mnemo-.
ries of the time spent with their
loved ones. "I enjoyed seeing my
son again after the deployment."
said Terry.


Tyndall Elementary in the
Panama City area.
To celebrate Earth Day at the
plant, employees received a table
that showed common household
wastes, how to properly dispose of
them, along with environmental-
ly-frlendly alternatives, if avail-
able, and a recycle kitchen mag-
net. Also, hardwood seedlings
were made available to all employ-
ees, as well-as, cardboard blue-
bird houses developed by
International Paper.
The Port St. Joe plant


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Bottom row (1 to r): Jessica Hamm, Robby Newton, David Newton, Byron Peters, Chris (Scooter) Hamm,
Sellna Culpan. Top row (1 to r): Stephanie Newton, Danielle Newton, Joey Peters and Jamie Nichols.



Port St. Joe Firm Celebrates Earth Day

Including an Environmental Poster Contest For Kids


To enhance environmental
awareness among employees as
well as the community, Arizona
SChemical's Port St. Joe plant cel-'
ebrated Earth Day with several
activities, which included an envi-
ronmental poster contest, school.
presentation and information to
employees.
The celebration events were
the idea of the plants newly
formed Environmental Steward-
ship Council. The council is coni-
tinuously seeking ways to educate
employees and the community on
the importance of environmental
stewardship, and Earth Day was
a logical choice.
SThe plant began its environ-
mental celebration with an Earth
SDay poster contest for children
and grandchildren of employees.
The theme of the contest was
Earth Day and its importance. A
total of 22 posters were entered
into the competition, which were
SJudged by three are community
.,members. Tamara Laine. Char-
lotte Nedley, and Jackie Quarles.


Port St. Joe Plant manager
Clark Davis said, "The creativity
and Imagination of the entrants
made the judging especially diffi-
cult. We hope next year to expand
our contest to involved all, local
schools, which will help:, to
enhance environmental aware-
ness among area students." ;
First and second place win-
ners were selected from five differ-
ent grade categories and one
poster was selected as grand prize
winner, but every entrant was a
winner. All posters are being
shown around the plant.
The grand prize winner--
Chris (Scooter) Hamm-and firt
place winners-Michael Faulken-
berry (Pre-K), Byron Peters (1-3),
Jamie Nichols (4-6), Danielle
Newton (7-9), and Leigh Lawrence
(10-12)-will have their posters
remain on display throughout the
year.'..
Second place winners chosen
were: Haley Cimino (Pre-K), Carly
Moree (1 -3), Will Strange (4-6),
',Michael Todd McLawhon (7-9),


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Additionally, members of the
council gave a presentation on the
environmental significance of
trees to, students at' Highland
View and Port St. Joe Elementary
Schools. Employees Steve
Lawrence, Jim Newton and Randy
Phillips presented each student
with a hardwood oak seedling and
an Earth Day activity book. The
plant also provided hardwood
seedlings to the Port St. Joe
Garden Club and students at


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seas. For Summerlot, having his
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the CMA's Responsible Care' pro-
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bers commit to continually
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and safety efforts, and engaging
in public dialogue regarding per-
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1997 PAGE 3B


SLedsinger Named St. Vice President of St. Joe Corp.

"Has The Innovative Spirit That Will Define The New St. Joe," Peter S. Rummell Says ofAppointment


St. Joe Corporation chairman
and chief executive officer Peter
S. Rummell recently announced
that veteran hospitality industry




IN TH CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: The Marriage of
SHERRY HURLEY
Pettioner/Wife,.
and CASE #97-1S13CA
JOHNNY HURLEY.
Respondent/Husband.
AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:, JOHNNY HURLEY.
S 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 dr pleading to the petition upon
PettlUner's attorney Timothy J. McFarland, P.O.
Box2,02, Port St. JJe, Florida 32456, and file the
original response or'pleading In the office of Clerk
"of the.Cireult Court, 1000 Fifth'Street. Port St Joe,
Florlda 32456, on or before the-2kth day of May,
1997. If you fall to do so, a default udgment will be
taken against you for the relief demanded In the
Petition. '
DATED AT PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA. this April'21. 1997.
S. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ C Redd, Deputy Clerk
4tc. April 24 and May 1. 8 and 15. 1997
PUBLIC NOTICE OF ACTION AND SEIZURE
IN THE UNITED STATES
DISTRICT COURT FOR THE
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
PANAMAA CITY DIVISION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Case No. 5:98CR12/LAC
JOSEPHINE B. SMITH, et al.
/
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE AND
;:, LANN D DISPOSITION
The United States of America, by and through
the United States Attorney for the Northern
District of Florida, hereby gives notice of the fol-
lowing ;
On February 27, 1997, an Preliminary Order of
Forfetiture was entered forfeiting to the United
States of America all of.defendant JOSEPHINE B.
SMITH's Interest In the following described real
property
All that lot, piece or parcel of land, togeth-
er with all Improvements and appurtenances
thereon, with recorded title In the name of
' JOSEPHINE B. SMITH a single woman, and
commonly knownas 6330 Alabama Avenue,
Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida. and more
particularly described as followed:
Lot Six '(6), Block Five (5), Port St. Joe
Beach Subdtislon. Unit One (1). according'
to an Official Plat thereof on file in the
Ofice of the Clerk of Circuit Court. Gulf
County. Florida. In Plat Book 1. at Page 58.
2.
The United States of America hereby gives
Notice that It intends to dispose of the property In
such lawful manner as the Attorney General may
direct, and subject to further Order of this Court.
3.


Any person asserting a legal Interest in the
abovedescribed property is hereby notified that
such person may. wihin 30 daysof the final pub-
llcadon notice or actual receipt of notice of forfei-
ture and planned disposition, whichever is earlier,
petition the Court for a hearing to adjudicate the
validity of the alleged interest In the property Title
21. United Stares Code. Section 853 (n) (2).
Pursuant to Title 21, United States Code, Section
S 853 (n) (3) said petition shall be signed by the peti-
tioner under penalty of perjury and shall set forth
^ the nature and extent of the petitioner's right, title
Sor Interest In the property, the Lune and circum-
S:stances of peutoner's acquls.Uon of the righ. Ulde
Sor Interest hi the property. and an ralddiuonal acts
supporting the perJuoner's claim. and the relief
S Dated this 3rd day of March. 1997.
Respectfully submlned
P. MICHAEL PATIERSON
United SLales Attorney
DONALD B. ALLEGRO
Assistant U. S. Attorney
/s/J.D.ROY ATCHISON
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Florida Bar No 0398871
114 E. Gregory Street
Pensacola, FL 32501-4972
904/434-3251 ag
4tc, April 17 and 24 and May 1 and 8, 1997.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
FICTITIOUS NAME
SNotice is hierebv gwv that. pursuant to Chapter
865.09 Florida Statutes. the undersled Intends
to regls-er .ith the Diisl,,n ol Corporations,
SDepartment of State, the fictitious trade name
under which It will be engaged in business and in
Which said business is to be carried'on, to-wit:
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: Guffeys Construe-
Stion. RG-0052111
MAILING ADDRESS: 3765 Highway 71 South,
Wewahltchka, Florida 32465
OWNER (S): Arlan M. Guffey.
': 3tp, April 24 and May 1 and 8, 1997.


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executive officer of the Promus
Companies/Harrah's Entertain-
ment since 1990, will become
senior vice president and chief fi-
nancial officer of St. Joe.
"Ledsinger's proven ability to
craft complex financial strategies,
his knowledge of Wall Street fi-
nancing arrangements, his rela-
tionships with Wall Street ana-
lysts and technical experts, and
his aptitude for shaping a busi-
ness from the ground up make
him a perfect fit for St. Joe,"
Rummell said. He said that Led-
singer brings broad experience in
operating a public company to St.
Joe's management team.
"More than anything' else, a


company is defined by the people
it attracts," Rummell said.
"Chuck Ledsinger is a decisive fi-
nancial manager who has the in-
novative spirit that will define the
new St. Joe."
Ledsinger, 47, joined the Pro-
mus organization in 1978. He has
been one of the driving forces in
Prbmus/Harrah's transformatiei
into a growth-oriented company.
As chief financial officer, he guid-
ed the company's transition from
a highly leveraged organization to
one with consistent profits and a
strong cash flow.
Ledslnger also has been re-
sponsible for oversight of the f-


nancing, development, and opera-
tion of Harrah's, a NZ$500
million casino, hotel, entertain-
ment and sky tower complex, the
largest private construction pro-
ject ever in New Zealand. As chief
financial officer for Promus's Em-
abassy Suites Division,! he was
t:among the key architects in
building the chain from scratch.
': "St. Joe is charting a new
course for the next century," Led-
singer said. "Peter Rummell is
,--building an outstanding and ag-
gressive organization with a man-
date to moveboldly wherever new
opportunity exists. I am honored
to be a member of Peter's dynam-
Ic team."
Ledsinger, who currently're-
sides in Memphis. TN. with his
wife Anita and their two teenage
'daughters, holds a bachelor's de-
gree from the University of Virgi-
nia and Master of:Business Ad-
ministration from Memphis State
'University. He serves on the
boards of directors of TBC Corpo-
ration, Perkins Management
Company, Inc., and Friendly Ice
Cream Corporation.
He also is a trustee at St.
SMary's Episcopal School, on the
executive board of the Chickesaw
Council of the Boy Scouts of
America. and Is a member of the
board of the Memphis Develop-
ment Foundation.
The appointment bolsters a
-management team already
,strengthened by the appointment
,,of Robert ,M. Rhodes as senior
vice president/general counsel, J.
Malcolm Jones, Jr. as senior vice
president for forestry operations,
and Michael Bayer as vice presi-
'dent for human resources and
administration.
St. Joe selected Rummell in
January to Uilock the growth po-
tential of St. Joe's assets and in-
-crqase shareholder value. St. Joe,
*;a publicly held company based in
Jacksonville. is Florida's largest
private land owner and has inter-
,ests in real estate, timber, rail-
roads, and sugar. Although the
real estate holdings present sig-
nificant. development' !opportuni-
ties, Rummell says the company's
vision extends' well beyond con-
ventional real estate to commer-
cial, industrial, residential, re-
,,sort, and f recreational
opportunities for the next centu-
,ry.


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Preschool registration for the
1997-98 Prekindergarten Early
Intervention Program is underway
for Gulf District School children.
Registration sites are the Kids

Instructional Day Service
S(K.I.D.S.) in Port St, Joe and
Wewahitchka. Children who will
be three or four years of age on or
before September 1 are eligible to
register. Preschool classes will
begin in August.
Parents who meet the Florida


Libia Taylor
Anchor Realty
Opens Office
Anchor Realty, and Mortgage
Company is pleased to announce
that Libia Taylorwill be relocating
to their newest office at 6260
Highway 98 in St. Joe Beach as a
full time realtor associate. This
office will senice the Port St Joe
through Mexico Beach area.
Libia moved to this area in
June 1995 and has worked in the,
capacity of sales assistantt and
office manager at Anchor's Cape
San Bias office since she joined
the company in August of 1995.
,Her background in the service,
industry will continue to be an,
asset in her real estate career.
It is Libia's desire to continue
Anchor's tradition of striving for
excellence In service and in
putting together buyers and sell-
ers. She will be delighted to advise
you on current property value or
the property of your dreams.


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income eligibility guidelines for
free lunches, and are working.
can qualify their child for the pro- ;
gram at no charge. A physical,
up-to-date immunization record,
birth' certificate and social securi-
ty number must be provided for
each preschooler registering for
the program.
T.he Gulf Prekidergarten
Program is operated cooperatively
!between the Gulf District School
Board and the Kids Instructional
Day Service. Quality, preschool
education is offered at the
K.I.D.S. Center in Port St. Joe at
309 Williams Avenue and at the
K.I.D.S. Center located, at the
Wewahitchka Elementary Main
Street'site. Enrollment is limited.
If interested, contact K.I.D.S.
immediately to enroljl your child.
Enrollment is first 'come, 'first
serve. Call K.I.D.S. in Port St. Joe
at 227-7440 or Wewa. K.LD.S. at
639-2959 for more information.


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Looking For


Summer


Counselors
The Muscular Dystrophy
Association is currently seeking
applications from people who
would like to volunteer for a week
as counselors at the MDA sum-
:mer camp in Port St. Joe.
Each volunteer will act as a
companion to a camper, a child or
teenager, during the camp session
to be held June 7 to June 14.
Volunteers must be at least 1-6
years old and able to lift a child.!'
"Camp is the highlight of the
summer for the .campers and
many volunteers. It is one week of
the year when youngsters with
muscle-wasting disorders are
fuly able to participate in a wide
range 'of group outdoor activities
that are tailored for, their limited
mobility," says Lisa Gelb, MDA
Staff Camp Coordinator. "This
camp has a relaxed atmosphere
which allows campers to develop
self-confidence and form lifelong
friendships."
More than 4,000 campers aie
expected to attend MDA camp's
,':' this year. With the help ofone-on-
'one volunteers, campers will
enjoy arts, crafts, sports, recre-
iaton arid nature activities.
MDA is a national voluntary
health agency dedicated to finding
treatments and cures for 40 neu-
romuscular diseases affecting
more than a million Americans.
The Association receives no gov-
ernmental grants, nor does it seek
fees from the families it serves. ii
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For more information or to
volunteer, call ,;the local MDA
office at 904-681-6330 or MDA
national headquarters at 1-800-
572-1717. Information : about
MDA programs and research
*advances is also available elec-
otronically through the MDA
Forum CompuServe ("GO MDA")
and Its home-page on the Internet
(http://www.mdausa.org).


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Migratory Bird Day
St. Vincent National Wildlife
Refuge will present a slide show
on neotropical migratory birds to
celebrate International Migratory
Bird Day. The slide show will be
at 7, p.m. on Thursday, May 8 at
the Apalachicola National
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Many neotropical. migratory
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Shark Talk .....
By: Karen Clark Talk .... V


Congratulations to the Shark
baseball team for defeating
Florida High last Thursday, 11-
10, to win the district tourna-
ment. PSJ advanced to the region-
als which will be played here
Friday night at 7:30. Good luck
Sharks!
Congratulations to
PSJ track members
Stephanie Maxwell,
Nacoa Hogan, Latrika
Quinn, Jessica Hill,
and Lacey Johnson for
qualifying for next
week's state finals IA
Gainesville. Stephanie
Maxwell set three
school records-1 7.4 in
the high hurdles; 49.6
in the 300 hurdles; and
5' in the high jump.-
Also, Jessica Hill set a
new school record in the 1600
with a time of 6:04. Great job,
Lady Sharksl
Any senior who has not yet
purchased a Project Graduation
ticket can purchase them from
Mrs. Nobles in the guidance office,
by Thursday, May 8th. Don't miss
out on the funl
Also, congratulations go to.
the boys' golf team on their fourth
place district finish. They finished
fourth out of 13 teams. The low
scorer for the Sharks was Buddy


Port St. Joe

Middle


School


News .



BY TANYA VARN UM
"STUDENTS OF THE WEEK"
This week's "Students of the
Week" are Tommy Price for the
seventh grade and Karissa
Thomas and Tasmin Nickson for
the eighth grade. Congratulations
to all of youl
: EARBOOKS
The yearbook staff is now tak-
ing orders for the '97 yearbook
coming out next fall. If you pay in
advance for the yearbook these
final weeks, the cost will be
reduced from $30 to $25. Buy,
now and save!

HAT DAY
Hat Day was Friday, May 2,
and the Beta Club would like to
thank everyone who purchased a
Hat Day sticker. The Beta Club is
sending a $300 check to the
National Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation. Thanks to everyone
for your support.


Atchisonis WHS

HOBY Delegate
The, Hugh O'Brien Youth
Foundation (HOBY) conducted Its
1997 North Florida Youth
Leadership Seminar in Tallahas-
see during the weekend of May 2-
4 at the Florida State University
campus in Tallahassee.
The youth leadership seminar
was attended by 115 high school
sophomores representing high
schools throughout North Florida.
The primary goals of HOBY
seminars are to seek out
America's most promising lead-
ers, recognize them for their cur-
rent leadership roles, and provide
them with the tools to enhance
their own leadership potential.
In cooperation with this mis-
sion, each high school principal
selected one student to be their
school's seminar participant/
HOBY Ambassabor. Ambassadors
were selected on the basis of
demonstrated leadership abilities.
This year's ambassador from
Wewahitchka High School was
Amanda Atchison.
Amanda said it was, "... an
extremely educational weekend,
which was also packed with fun.
It was great to be a part of such a
highly motivated group and to
meet others with similar goals ...
a great experience."
Amanda and her parents
would like to thank the Woman's
Club of Wewahitchka for sponsor-
ing her in Tallahassee.


Mongold with a score of 82 during
an 18-hole match.
The accounting and computer
classes would like to thank Chris
Roberson for speaking to them
about careers and going to col-
lege. He talked about his college
life and Job experiences
which helped encour-
age many students in
planning: for their;
future careers.
The Lady:- Sharks
defeated Florida High in
Tallahassee Friday 1-0
to win the Class 2-3A
district title. The Lady
Sharks were errorless
in eight innings of play
and scored the winning
run, in the eighth.
Super defense and
super game, Lady Sharks!
Last Thursday, the PSJH boys
track team won their fourth
straight district title and qualified
16 athletes for the state meet.
Saturday, they will compete in the
state track and field champi-
onships which are being held at,
the University of Florida in
Gainesville. Goodluck!
Anystudent who is interested
in taking the June 14th ACT at
Bay High School needs to register
by May 16;


BETA CLUB TRIP
The Beta Club is going to FSU
in Tallahassee for a field trip on
Tuesday, May 13. Please turn in
your permission slip top Mrs.:
Williams as soon as possible.
BETA CLUB DANCE -
The Beta Club is sponsoring a
dance in the Commons Area on
Saturday. May 16. The 'price of
admission will be $ 1, and refresh-
ments will be on sale. Gold cards
will also be accepted.
CALENDARP F EVENTS-MAY
13 ...............Beta Club Field Trip
16 ..................... Beta Club Dance.
22.............End Second Semester ;
22 ................... Students' last Day
26 ..................Teachers' Last Day
HAVE A GREAT WEEK
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
By: Chris A. Earley
GOLD CARD AWARDS
On-Wednesday. May 7, the
Gold Card Committee presented
awards to 48 middle school stu-:
dents who have earned at least
two gold cards or maintained a
3.5 G.P.A. during the 1996-97
school year. Below you will find a
listing by grade:
Seventh Grade-Ashley .
Bryan, Lisa Curry, John-Patrick
Floyd, Carla Money, Brittany
Reeves, Heidi Wells, Laura Wendt,
Rachel Geoghagan. Maclain
Howse, Melanie Jones, Drew
Tuten, Rob Dykes, Mary Amer-
son, Leslie Earley, Reko Gainer,
Jason Hart, Amanda Kent, Cody


Oh! Happy Day
A dream finally realized at
Wewahitchka Elementary School
came true recently, as the new
school sign went up. Proudly,
looking on .in the adjacent photo
are Gulf County School Board
member, Oscar Redd; ,PTO
President,, Kenny'Strange; and
WES Principal, David Bidwell.
The funds werd partially


raised by the PTO in many differ-
ent ways and matched by the gen-
erous support of the Gulf County
School Board. Kenny Strange
took on the physical responsibili-
ty of getting it put up, with the
help of the employees at the Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative.
Everyone at the school appre-
ciates their help so much. If you
haven't driven by, please do and
you'll see what's going on. The
message board is great!


Wewahitchka

Elementary

News...
By Linda Whitfield


By:;Jo Hernandez Highland View Elementary


Track and Field Results ...
Wow, what a great time we had
last week at the track and field com-
petition in Wewahltchka. Several stu-
dents won multiple ribbons in various
events.
Mylissa Brake won first place in
'the sack race, fourth place in three-
legged race with Sissy Smith, fourth


Nobles, Jennifer Oksanen, Ken
Peak, Anna-Kate Reynolds.
Tanashia Rouse, Joanna Watkins,
Josh Carter, Santlel Chambers.
Ben Henderson, Brittnie Parker
and Kimberly Pickett. i -.
Eighth Grade-Bonnie
Belin, Nick Comforter, Amber
Davis, Angela McDowell, Karissa
Thomas, Josh Todd, Tanya
Varnum. Jarrod, Wester, Susan
Medina, Leslie' White, Stephanie
Blackmon, James Capps,, Jen-
nifer Craig, Amber Daniels,
Angela: Martinez, Jeinniy Patter
son,; '3Ben. rAshcraft. "Mafttlhbe
Casiell, Christy" Jones -anid
- Jessica Seymour.
After the awards were prie
sented, these students were treat-`
ed to a pizza luncheon.
A special thanks'goes out to
the Gulf County Gold Card
Committee for making this possi-
ble. Congratulations to all the
.Port St. Joe Middle School stu-:
'dents who received awards. Keep
up the good work.
GULF COUNTY GIRL POWER
/ Barbara Gershman. D.O.E.,
will meet with all girls regarding,
the Gulf County Girl Poweripro-
gram. This program encourages
girls to prepare themselves for"'
non-traditional roles upon com-
pletion of schooling. A schedule of
events is as follows:
PSJMS-May 12 at 10:00 a.m.,
ET
*WHS-May 12 at 1:00 p.m.. CT.
You are invited to join us for
information about our Girl Power
Summer Camp June 9-13.


, Bulldog News

i Port St. Joe Elementary School


Students 'Of the Week
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week" ... Kristy
Taunton, Ramon Beard, Tori
Sanderson, Telisa Register,
Jesslyn Rose, Becky Belin and
Jessica Sherrill.
Preschool Screening
The Gulf County School
Board is sponsoring a community
service program to screen
preschool'children, ages 2 1/2 to
five years. Screening will be done
in the areas of hearing, vision,
speech and language, concept for-
mation, motor coordination and
behavior. If potential problems are
found, the screening team will
make recommendations for fol-
low-up.
.Each child who is screened
must be accompanied by a parent
or legal guardian. For further
information, contact Deborah
Crosby (639-3633) or JoAnn
Raffleld (229-8838).
Screening at Port St. Joe
Elementary School will be held on
Thursday,.May 15. If you suspect
your child of having a potential
problem, plan to attend the
screening. Please bring their birth
certificate and social security card


"to the screening.
Awards Day
Our Awards Day will be held
on Friday, May 16 at 8:30 a.m. in,
the gym. All parents are invited to
attend.

Change of Income
If your income has recently
changed, your child may be eligi-
ble for free or reduced lunch. To
find out if your child qualifies for
fiee or reduced lunch you may
pick up a form from the front
office.

Sixth Grade Graduation -
Graduation for our sixth
graders will be held on-
Wednesday, May 21 at 6:00 p.;m.
in the gym.

Early Dismissal
School will be dismissed early
(11:40 a.m.) on Wednesday, May
21 and Thursday, May 22.

Registration for 1997-1998
School Year
If your child plans to attend
Port St. Joe Elementary School'
and you have not registered,
please come by the front office
before Friday, May 23rd.


place for shoe race and second place
for tug-of-war.
Adam Nixon won first place for
25 yard dash, second place in three-
legged race with Travis Burrows, sec-
ond place for wheel barrow with
Travis Burrows, third place: for shoe
race, and fourth place for 50 yard
dash.: He was also a 'member of the
first place tug of war team and second
place boys' relay team.
Other winners were: Jayson
Corbell, first place in fourth grade
sack race; Nick Hunter, forth place
for 25 yard dash; Nick Hunter, second
place In fourth grade 50 yard dash;
Jessica Duby and Danielle Densmore,
:second place in fourth grade shoe
race.
The fourth grade girls team won
second place with members Andrea
Gaylor. Danlelle Densmore, Sissy
Smith, Mylissa Brake, Jessica Plair,
Lvndsey Howell and Whitney Nixon.
The fourth grade boys also won sec-
ond place with members Brandon
Weeks, Jamie Nichols, Aaron Little,
Michael Padgett. Steven Hopper, Trey
Johnson and Joey Shearer. :
The fifth grade girls won third
place in tug-of-war with team mem-
bers Andrea Hernandez. Heather
Lynch, Rushell Lamboy, Ashley'
Cloud, Ashley Sanders, Brittany
Crocker, Meggle Boone and Jennifer
Haun. The fifth grade boys won sec-
ond place in tog-of-war with team
members Austin Horton, Sean
Reynolds, Robert Flowers, Josh
Maihor, Ben Hobbs, Sonny Rodia,
Thomas Hayden. Tristan Darna and
Logan Maestri. lfth grade boys wheel
barrow winners were Austin Horton
and Trey Murphy in third place.
The boys and girls in sixth grade
have won gthe tug-of-war for the past
two years and this year they kept the
tradition alive, Girls making up the
undefeated team were Erica Tuten,
Erica Hernandez. Vickl Burrows;
Vicki Reed. Vicki Flowers. Brittany
Gay. Sherri Watson and Katrina
Mork. Boys making up the undefeat-
ed team were Adam Nixon. Timmy
King, Travis Burrows, Chris Shearer,
Steven Gaddis, Michael Hill, Ashley
Burkett, Joshua Johns and -Brad
Parker.
These sixth grade boys won sec-
ond place in the relay race: Adam
Nixon, Chris Shearer. Steven Caddis
and Travls Burrows. Erica Hernandez-
and Jessica Vise won second'place in
the three-legged race.
We would like to thank Wewa
Elementary and Coach Baxley for.set-
ting up the field for all the competi-
tors. We enJoyed the day and look for-
ward to seeing everyone in the county
next year. Way to go. Hurricanes.
Gold Card Pizza Party...
The annual pizza party for those
children who received at least two
gold cards for this school year will be
held on May 14th. This-event is held
every year to honor those students
who made the honor roll for at least
two grading periods during the year.
Way to go students, keep up the good
work.
Pre-K Screening ...
There will be a Pre-K screening
held at Port St. Joe Elementary on
May 15th for those students who will
be ready for Pre-K next school year.
The time will be at 9:00 a.m. to 2:00
p.m.
Blue Cap Money .
We are very proud to announce
that our students are set to receive
$567.35 from the collection of blue
caps this school year. We appreciate
the sponsorship of this program by
BuffaloRock Pepsi.
Sixth Grade Graduation .
This year Is rapidly coming to a
close and the sixth grade is please to
announce their, upcoming graduation
ceremony, on May 21st at 9:00 a.m.
All friends and family are invited to
attend this great moment in their
lives.
Keep up' the good work and
remember that there are only two
weeks of school left this year, make
the most of your opportunity to learn.


Bill Carr Chooses Nicole Foster
as "Student of the Week"
It was hard to choose from
such a great class, but Bill Carr
managed to choose Nicole Foster.
She is the daughter of Howard
and Faye Foster and is 10 years;
old. She loves swimming and
would love to be an artist when
she grows up.
She likes to play with Stacey
and her favorites are: TV show,
"101 Dalmations": color, blue;
and song, -Don't Go Chasing
Waterfalls". One day she hopes to
visit Hawaii. Mr. Carr said that,
"Nicole is a very fine young lady. I
am very proud to have her In my.
class." Nicole will receive a pizza
compliments of P.J.'s Restaurant
and Pizza Kitchen. Conigratula-
tions.
How's That Again????
In Linda Whitfield's math
class, the question was posed,
"What is a three-sided shape?"
Hall Price was quick to respond
with, "A tricycle!"
When the CP class was visit-
ingvZoo World and was watching
the baboons, one enterprising
young man said. "Oh. they're
checking for lice."
Gold Card Cookout on May 9,
(This Friday)
This concerns grades three
through six. only:- If your child
made the honor rolltwo outofithe.-'
three grading periods, they will be'"'
treated to a sub from Subway%
chips, drink, and a cookie. Your
child's teacher has the list of who
made it! ,
Love Those Volunteers
As a part of President


Clinton's volunteer : program
which allows employees to volun-
teer a few hours a week, we have
one we would like to thank. Jean
Fortner of Florida -First Union
Bank volunteered four hours in
the Media Center with Mrs.
Minger. We hope we'll see more of
this
My Beloved Neighbor
With a heavy heart, I'm writ-
ing this article about the death of
our beloved neighbor, Aileen
Grinslade Farmer. She suffered .
cardiac arrest while in
Brunswick, Maryland on Friday
last. After being in a coma for
three days, she passed away on
Sunday night at 11:30. What a
wonderful woman she was and
how she'll be missed.
VFW Program Presented To
Third Grades
Ann Mann and associates
presented a patriotic program to
the third grades last week in, the
WES Commons. Also on the plat-
form were these speakers: Elbert
Davis. who spoke about WWII;
Charles Mann. who spoke about
the Korean' Conflict: and Johnny'
Stanley,'" ho, 'ske about
Vietniam.
: Martha Davis gave the history
of the flag and June Gore. The
third graders also sang a song for
the veterans. It was a very moving
program.


From ,the Principal of

SWewahitchka


High Schoo

by Larry A. Mathes

HOBY AWARD! year is May
Amanda Atchison, WHS tenth ate the prev
grade student, has Just returned Make your I
from attending the HOBY (Hugh To proy
O'Brien youth) leadership event in happen in M
Tallahassee where she represent- makes it to
ed WHS extremely well. This is an :May 23-wl
annual program which trains -be.our grad
tenth grade students in leader- .Davis is ou
ship activities, and includes stu- decision-. t
dents from all over Florida and a Amanda, by
few'surrounding states. She had a grant-in-aid
great time, and did a great job of the Chipola
representing our school. Hang in
Winning is expensive! But t's is in sight!
money well spent! Our girls' soft- and support
ball team won the District title by
defeating Liberty County, and the
boys' and girls' track teams both Gulf C
won the district championships
held in Port St. Joe Friday. L
Track now goes directly to the M,
State Track Meet this Friday in
Gainesville. Having to house and MON-Ch
feed about 22 counting coaches is Broccoli w,
very expensive, so please consider Roll, and M
a cash donation to help defray TUES-SI
'expenses!
Please note that the girls Fries, Enj
regional semifinal softball game to Milk, and (
be hosted by Wewa has been WEDS--C
changed to Thursday at 4:00 p.m. Corn, Bi
at Gator Field. This game was Dessert.
originally scheduled for Friday, TH
but was changed so that girls who THURS-
also run track could run in the Baked Be
state meet Friday in Gainesville. Bread, and
Our .opponent Thursday will FRI-Spa(
be Jay High. School, always a Green Beai
strong competitor in girls softball.
Come on. girls, you can do it!
Also, if the girls win Thursday
(and if we are interpreting the
state's bracket correctly) we may
be hosting the Regional Cham-
pionship game the following
Tuesday, May 13. State competi-
tion is set for Friday, May 23 and
Saturday, May 24th.
Seniors will be testing and
finishing May 8th and 9th, and
then preparing for baccalaureate
and graduation. Graduation this


23, with baccalaure-
ious Sunday morning.
plans.
ve too many things
lay, if our girls softball
state, the first game is
which also happens to
nation night. Amanda
ir only senior-tough
o have to make.
the way, has signed a
Sto play softball for
Indians'next year.
There, gang-the end
Have a great weekend
High school athletics.


county Schools
inch Menu
AY 12- 16


icken & Rice,
/Cheese, Fruit Cup,
Milk.
oppy Joe, French
glish Peas, Bread,
Cookie.
heeseburger, Fruit,
read, Milk, and

Batter-Dipped Fish,
means, Fruit Cup,
i Milk.
ghetti, Tossed Salad,
ns, Roll, and Milk.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1997


By: Bob CrAwford
Commissioner of Agriculture
Millions of Floridians are
working diligently in their yards,
raking and bagging leaves and
lawn clippings to be hauled off to
landfills along with other yard
trash. But: there is a beneficial
alternative to adding more solid
waste to our bulging landfills:
Consumers can recycle fallen
leaves, grass cuttings and other
yard debris for use as mulch on
their gardens, shrubs and trees.:
When property owners recycle
their yard refuse by using it for
mulch and through composting.
they keep a great deal of waste
from ever reaching landfills. This
significantly reduces the need for
more landfill space. In addition to
helping the environment by con-
serving. valuable space, recycling
yard trash can benefit gardens,
lawns, landscaping plants,
shrubs and trees.
Pine straw and grass clip-
pings can help reduce evapora-
tion, maintain an even soil tem-
, perature, prevent erosion and
control weeds when spread on
gardens and around trees and
shrubs. Most other yard waste
can also provide beneficial and
cost-effective mulch when
chipped and shredded to a proper
size. Composted yard refuse can
enrich- the soil and improve the
fertility of flower beds and gar-
dens.
Although compost contains
nutrients; its greatest benefit is
the improvement of soil charac-
teristics. It should be considered
a valuable soil additive rather
than a fertilizer because, in most
cases, additional fertilization will
be necessary to achieve maximum
growth and production. Com-
posted yard trash can, also. be


used as a top dressing for lawns;
and when mixed with a small
amount iof oil, it makes an excel-
lent growing medium for house
plants or for starting seedlings.
*Let grass clippings fall'where'
they may. Leaves can be mulched
in place with an appropriate lawn
mower rather than being bagged.
Both methods are ecologically
sound and yield aesthetically
pleasing results if the lawn is
managed properly.
*Use backyard composters
that are designed to fit your
needs. Many varieties are avail-
able at home and garden supply
stores in preassembled, assem-
bly-required, and build-it-yourself
models.
*Use a mechanized chipper to
chip and shred woody materials
that cal be spread as surface
mulch. These machines can be
purchased or rented, and some
lawn-care. businesses offer the
service for a fee.
More: information about com-
postfng, composters and chipping
equipment is available from coun-
ty extension offices.


''he


A musical, "God Is In Control"
will be presented tonight at 7:00
p.m., at Grace Baptist Church
which meets on the second floor
of the First Union Bank. It will be
performed by the Faith Christian
chorus students in grades six
through 12. We invite our readers


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
3 11 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456

A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM EST
EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM EST
Sunday School .. 9:45 a.m. *. Discipleship Trainuig 5:00 p1i Sunday Evening
Wed. Night at 7:00 pm. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
0 taste and sec j that te Lord isigood: blessed i; t ei main that frinvriur in Himi
Please accept this inrtation oto join Is in worship. God bI'i-c i:ii
.-,, -Pastor David Nichols..* -Church 647-5026 Hole,7'69-8725
h 645026 6


THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
"*| + 7:30andr 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 Chtrci
S102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
SWorship 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
Gary Smith Buddy Caswell
SPastor r Minister of Music & Youth y





What's driving


- j.
Oliver F. Taylor
Visitation Minister, First
United Methodist Church
mAndments.


SDon't Add to Unnecessary

La dfi1l Waste: Recycle

Yard-Debris for Use as Mulch and Compost


At this time of year we celebrate Mother's
Day. For those of us whose Mothers have died,.
it is a time of memory. It is a time to recall the,
nice things our mothers did for us. My mother
shared with me both in times of joy and sad-
ness. She shared the joy of baptism arid mar-
riage with,me. We stood together with family
when her husband, m'y father, was buried.
When important events occur we appreciate
our mothers. For those of you whose mothers.
are alive, don't-miss the opportunity to:tell her
of your love. God made mothers to instruct and
correct their children. Let us give thanks as we
honor our mothers. A mother's love is a gift from
God.


"a joyful noise unto the Lord". We
believe that music Is a vital part of
our students' lives and education.
S Guest Speakers ,
We have had several visitors in'
our classrooms these past few
weeks. Rev., Jim Davis, Dr. James
Drilt. and Linda Wood have filled
in for the high school Bible classes
and we appreciate their time, effort
and expertise.
Linda Wood gave the students
a course in the tabernacle build-
ing, its furnishings, the sacrifice
and.their significance in pointing
us to Christ.
Dr. Dritt, one of our grandfa-
thers and a graduate of the Cred-
tiorf-Science Institute, brought i
series on "Science In the Light of
Scripture". Rev. Davis did a work-
shop study on "Search for
Significance".
In the health and life manage-
ment course, several area busi-
nesses have shared with the stu-
dents. Tonya Nixon. the assistant
vice-president of Wewahitchka
State Bank. spoke to the class
about saving and checking
accounts, loans and credit ratings.
Laura Ramsey of Hannon
Insurance Agency explained the
costs of automobile and home
insurance. She enlightened the .
students' understanding of
changes in cost of auto insurance
according to age, Infractions, and
Stype of car. ,
We thank all of these busy cit-
izens for sharing with us.


Lion's Tale
News Column
Faith Christian School

to enjoy this musical with us.
The music 'curriculum: of
Faith Christian School seeks to:
educate, instruct and meet the
musical needs of the students
from kindergarten through grade
12. The little ones learn simple
music notation and are able to
"read" the accompaniment with
their band instruments. As they,
grow older they learn "time and
notes" and other simple music
theory. In fourth grade, the stu-
dents learn to "sign" the words to
the music as they sing.
Fifth and sixth grade stu-
dents play a musical Instrument,
the recorder, and learn the value
of teamwork and practice. The
older students may choose to be a
part of the chorus. They take part
in a musical each year and also
perform at various times for the
Bay' St. Joseph Nursing Home
and senior citizen groups.
The students in all grades are
Introduced to music appreciation
*and learn the Instruments of the '
orchestra. They also study vari-
Sbus composers and listen to their
musical compositions. The stu- ,
dents enjoy singing and making


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


Dear Counselor:
Yesterday, I came home to my
wife passed out on the sofa again.
Our 1,4 month old son was okay in
the playpen. But What should I
do? My wife used to drink a lot
but gave it up briefly when she
became pregnant. She has
promised to quit again, but I'm
worried about the baby and she
thinks I'm overreacting.
Signed,
New Father
Dear New Father,
It seems that your wife's
drinking may be getting out of
control and may be getting in the
way of her doing a good job as a
parent.
Alcohol consumption is
defined as a problem when it
begins to interfere with the things
we want or need to do, in a man-
ner we wish to do them. I know
your wife wants to be a good par-
ent. It may be though that alcohol
is getting in the way of her being
able to do so.
Your concern as her husband
is also sufficient to suggest that
there is a significant issue in your
relationship which needs to be
confronted.
Counseling may be beneficial
to evaluate the extent of the
drinking problem and to examine.


the issues in your relationship.
Specific coping strategies may
also be learned in counseling ses-
sions. Counseling is especially
beneficial when couples and/or
families participate together.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
meetings can also be beneficial.
Here, you can also evaluate .the
extent of the problem, and you
can learn more information.
Going to an AA meeting together
would again allow you to be sup-
portive of each other. It is much
easier to face a problem when you
receive support and are aware of
ways to solve the problem.
Gulf County Guidance Clinic,
Inc. can provide further informa-
tion on alcohol and marital diffi-
culties. If you would like to sched-
ule an appointment for counseling
for you and your wife, please call
us at 227-1145.
Barbara Hoffman, M.A.
Counselor
Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to
227-1145.


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


Mother's


Day

In: Exodus 20:12 we
:find: "Honor your father
and your mother, that
your days may be long in
the land which the Lord
your God gives you." This
is the fifth of the ten conm-


i "[First United Afetfwdist Church
S'111 North 22nd Street
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
S .. Morning-Church....................9:00 a.m. CT
Church School .............:..... 15.a.m. CT

CHRISTIANITY ON THE MOVE
Dr. Lou!e Andrews, Pastor Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am 2 12 noon CT



jL A FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
.. .. CHURCH-

S i 508. Sixteenth Street 227-1756

( us 'N) SUNDAY WORSHIP :........;..........10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL ......:.......:....11 a.m.
*SUNDAY SCHOOL'* Young Children
Nursery Available ,



Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
** (1/10 mileno~th 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 7p.m.




ligt ir I Cti* Lon utitu tionil and 'Monument
iPort St. Joe,
THE UNITED MEHOST CHURCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School .........9:45 a.m.. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship ....11:00 a.m. Fellowship ..............6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ...'.....7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wednesday ............7:30 p.m.
PASTOR Choir Director, Robert E. Downs, Jr.





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






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To be yours'ome here
given t o




0Ac04 out, a pos0sioletl0.-


Grace Baptist. Church

Upstairs First Union Bank MonumentAve.
Sunday Worship at 10:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.
Dr. Bill Cook, Interim Pastor


St. Joe Ass


Sponsoring
It's "Kids Day" at the city park
on Saturday, May 10th from 10
a.m. until 12 noon. Pastor Robert
Lecce and the congregation of St.
Joe Ass~Iebly of God invite every-
one'to joinA'n the fun.
There will be puppets,
clowns, games, music and much
more ... free balloons, candy, etc.
A free new bike and boom box and
other gifts will be given away diur,
ing the event,
For more information call
229-9200.

Youth Benefit from
C.B. s Barbecue
' New Bethel A.M.E. Church
Youth Department will sponsor a
S barbecue'on Friday, May 16. The
renowned chef is Carl Beard.
Chicken dinners will be $5 and
riId dinners $7.
Dinners can be picked up at
New BethelA.M.E. Church on the
corner of Avenue C and Highway
98 between 4 and 6 p.m. Tickets
can: be purchased from Simona


June 1 inishin thePace"


Curtis D. lark, pastor ,'' i
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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4embly

g Kids Day

Pittman (229-6971) or any mem-
ber of the youth department.

Attention PSJH
Senior Parents
If your child is planning to
attend Project Graduation at Gulf
Coast Community College, they
must turn in a signed permission
slip from their parent or
guardian.
The bus to the college will be
leaving the school at 10:45 p.m.
and returning at 6:00 a.m. the
next morning. Every senior
Attending will be required to ride
the bus to Panama City and back.
No one other than bussed stu-
dents will be admitted to the
building. No exceptions will be
made This requirement is strictly
in the Interestand safety of the
Studentss,
If you have any questions,
please do not hesitate to call one
of the Project Graduation commit-
tee members.


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PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. J0S4 FL THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1997


AUCTION! Friday 7 p.m. in the
old Port Theatre. Antique Mall open
10 am. to midnight on'auctionday.
Includes the Estate of Margaret
Smith. Consignments welcome.
Wade Clark Auctions & Antique
Mall, 904-229-9282. 10%Buyer's
Premium,. ,
AB1239, AU 1737AU1743,


Big Barn

Flea Market

8 Antiques

Now Open

,7 Days A

Week

904-227-7410
Hw. 98

Port St. Joe

,




79 AMC Jeep 4 wd. Runs good, 4 wd
works, some rust, comes with extra
set of mud grip tires with good tread.
Call 229-6093 aftei 2:30. Itp 5/8
'89 Dodge Dynasty, 4 dr, air cond.,
runs good, $2,500 or best offer. 229-
9289. Itc 5/8
SEIZED CARS from $175. Porsches.
Cadillacs. Chevy's, BMW's. Corvettes.
Also Jeeps. 4WD's. Youi Area. Toll
Free 1-800-218-9000 Ext. A-9513 for
current listings. 4tp 4/17





91 model Yamaha Wave Runner, new
galvanized trailer, used -8 times,
$1.800 obo. (904) 227-2121, after
S5:00 p.m.; 229-8668. 2tc 5/8
.-'22 ft boat and trailer. 115 horsepow-
er motor. 227-3178. 2tp 5/8
16 ft. Hoble Cat. multicolored sails,
main and Jib, with canvass sail bag,
galv..trailer with PVC storage tube for
sails, trapeze harness, extra stainless
Steel cables. $1,475 obo. (904) 227-
2121. after 5:00' p.m.. 229-8668.
2tc 5/8





Furnished pool house with utilities.,
$385 month. 647-3461 or 648-5323.
tfc 5/8
Pine Ridge Apts. 904-227-7451.-
Handicapped/wheelchair units availa-
ble. Affordable living for low to middle
income families. Located at 400 Jef-
fery Dr.. Port St. Joe. Central heat &
air cond., carpet, blinds, stove, refrig.
Rent based on income. Rental assis-
tance available. Equal housing oppor-
tunity. Voice or TIY access. 352-472-
3952. l Ite 5/8
31' Airstream R.V. located 1/2 block
from beach ori private lotiutilities fur-,
nished. Available for 6 months, $280
per month. 648-5905 after 6 p.m.
S 2tc5/8
At Wewa, ,ice 2 bdrm., 2 ba. 14'x70'
semilfurnished mobile on private lot.
Utilities furnished, excellent for re-
tired couple. $400 a month. $200
damage deposit. 648-5905 after 6
Sp.m. 2tc 5/8
,2 bdrm. 1 bath unfurnished trailer,
new carpet, no pets. Located Pineda
St., St. Joe Beach. Call 647-5361.
tfc 4/24
For Rent: Casa Del Mar condo, 2
bdrm., 1 1/2 bath. Stove, refrig.,
washer, dryer, dishwasher, furnished.
Call 229-6961 or 229-6061.
tfc 5/1
Storage Units Now Availablel 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
Srimmons Bayou. Call 229-8397 or
227-2191 (weekends). itfc 5/1
Furnished apartment allutiities in-
cludiig cable. Call 229-9000 or 229-
2727. tfc5/1
Two bedroom. I 1/2 bath apartment.
$600 month plus utilities' Ocean
view. Call 647-3742. ..tfc 5/1

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


One and two bedroom apartments. 2
blocks from beach. Beacon Hill, rea-
sonable. Call912-246-1250. tfc5/1
Two bedroom apartment, $385
month, $250 deposit. Available in
April. 229-6527. tfc 5/1
Building, 301 Reid Ave. Call 227-
7547. tfc 5/1
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 5/1
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfc 5/1
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St, Joe. Afforda-
ble housing for the elderly and the
handicapped.
Cen. h &a,.laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., stove & refrig.. fur-
nished, fully carpeted; 1 bdrm., apts.
on site
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
' Call,229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
Stf 5c/1
UNFURNISHED
*Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.,
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
laundry rm.
*Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
*New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house. 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-

washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apartment, washer/
Sdyer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
tfc 5/1


Safe 'N Dry Storage
$25 month
214 3rd St., PSI, FL
904-229-9000
Clliate-controlled -no mildew

Storage

Units

S229-6200





BackYard Sale: Friday and Saturday,
May 9 & 10, 8:00 am. Living room
group, mattress & box springs, bas-
ketball board and pole complete.
Some of everything. 1803 Marvin
Ave., PSJ. Itp 5/8
Garage Sale: Saturday, 8-12. 2176 In-
dian Pass' Road (to- St Vincent Is-
land). Gariue with motor. Brother
word processor. Ford swb shell, blow-
er and collectables. Itp 5/8
Yard Sale: Saturday. May 10. 8:00
a.m. Nice toddler girl clothes and
toys. Lots of misc. -items. 517 4th St.,
Port St. Joe. 'ltp 5/8
Yard Sale: 236 Mossle Road. Wewa-
hitchka. Saturday, May 10, 8 a.m. 3
p.m. Misc. clothes, household Items.
lawn mower, much more. Itp.
Two family Garage Sale, 603 22nd
St., Port St. Joe. Thursday and Fri-
day, May 8 & 9; 8 am. 5 p.m. Satur-
day, 8 till 12:00: ,





Cleaning woman needed. :648-4549.
SItc 5/8
Dependable, hard working, honest,
part-time. Needs to be available Fri-
day nights and on call during the
week and Saturdays. Must,:, have
strong back and be. qick thinking on
your feet for fast paced business. In-
quire at Wade Clark Auctions, 314
ReidAve., PSJ. 'tc 5/8

Male or female to work three nlghts:a
week in our gift shop. Must be 18 or
older and have own transportation.
No phone calls. Apply in person at the
El Governor Motel 2tc 5/8
St. Joseph's Bay Country Club has
two positions available. Pleasant per-
sonality and dependability very im-
portant. Resumes or applications can
be placed with bookkeeper,- Mon.-Frl.
Some weekends required. EOE.
3tc 5/





We're On the Gol Hardee's of
Port St. Joe is now accepting
applications for management
candidates. If you are energet-
1,'high spirited andcW.iQ ty '
dynamic workplace, we would
like to discuss your possible
future with you. Inquirers
should send resume or work
history to Jim Strickland; c/of
P. O. Box 1030, Panama.Clti
FL 32402.


Youth Organizer Needed. The Wa'h-
' ngtBn Improvement Group is seeking
an individual to organize our youth
component. This youth organizer will
have an intimate knowledge of the
North Port St. Joe Community, and
will be able to establish linkages With
community youth. Excellent organiza-
tional and communication skills re-
quired. Part time only. Must be able
to work evenings and weekends. Ths
is a grant-funded position with no
guarantee of continued funding be-
yond December 1997. Submit fe-
sumes or letter-of inquiry to Ms. Mar-
sha Harpool, Executive Director, P.,o.
Box 754, Port .St. Joe FL 32456;
phone 904-229-6847. Deadline May
30, 1997. 4tc 5/8
Small engine mechanic, experience
preferred. Salary and benefits. St.
Joe .Rent-All. Apply in person.

Hiring part-time activities assistant
to work on upcoming Alzheimer's
unit. Experience preferred. Applica-
tions can be picked up in the busi-
ness office at Bay St. Joseph Care
Center, 220 9th Street, Port St. Joe.
No phone calls please, tfc 5/8


Director of Children, Youth, and
Family Ministries. ,First United
Methodist Church of Port St. Joe,
Florida seeks a Director to guide, de-
velop and manage a Christian Minis-
try to serve children, youth, and fami-
lies of the church and the community.
Responsibilities include: ability to
work with people of all ages; knowl-
edge of childhood and adolescent de-
velopment; good oral and written
communication skills; organizational
ability and discipline. Qualifications
require'graduation from an accredited
college with a degree in Social Scienc-
'es, Religious Education, oi other ac-
ceptable field, and a Christian faith
and character. Application deadline is
May 15, 1997. Salary range of
;$20,000 $25,000 with generous
benefits. Position reports to the pas-
tor. Submit resume with rerernces to
the attention of Chairperson, Pastor-
Patrish Relations Committee, P.O.
Box 266, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. No
phone'calls please. It 5/8

Housekeeper and reservations clerk.
Tropical Getaways, Mexico Beach.
648-5716. Itc 5/8


ApplicaUons will be accepted at Job
Services of Florida. 114 E. 9th St. in
Panama City. Florida. through Tues-
day. May 13th. for the position of
Manager of Marketing and Member
Services at Gulf Coast Electric Coop-
erative. The successful candidate will
be occupy an office in our Southport
facility, but will be required to work
over our entire srevice area. A college
degree is preferred in Marketing or an
equivalent field of study. The success-
ful applicant will be required to pto-
mote our coopeartive programs, prod-
ucts and image to our membership,
participate in economic development
of our area, establish an advertising
program coordinated with writing
monthly member-newsletter articles,
among other duties. The applicant
will be required to successfully pass
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative's em-
ployment entrance and drug screen.
Salary will be commensurate with ed-
ucation and experience. We are an
Equal Opportunity Employer and do
not discriminate on the basis of race,
religion, color, sex, age, national ori-
gin, veteran status, or disability.
ltc 5/8


Want a degree?
Want a career?
Join the Florida
Air National Guard.
No experience
necessary!
Prior or non-prior
service accepted
#50% state tuition
assistance
*Cash for college
*Earn whilf you learn
#Travel & MORE!
Immediate Openings
Computer Maintenance
Radar Tracking
High tech career fields
CALL YOUR
SFlorida
Air
National
SGuard
SRecruiter
1-800-713-8430


iTRADE*-tS1& S :RVICE*


ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Saturday 8:00 p.m. EC
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
SThursday, 8:00 p.m.
AL-ANON -
'Thurs., 8:00 p.m. .
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st Unitel
Methodist Church. PSJ
RF #0066770 1 61p '/23
Plumbing Repairs
Roger StokeS
647-3328
NEW CONSTRUCTION

MOWING* RAKING- WEEDING
EDGING .TRIMMING -
C.4. 's iton

Service
Serying Mexico Beach. SrLud i.sch.
Rort St. Joe & Wewahhitcl,-
"I will work for YOU'" CLYDE SANFQRD
Mexico Beach, FL
(904) 648-8492

STUTZMAN ROOFING
RC #0038936
Specializingin Reroofs
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price"
229-8631

C. R. SMITH & SON
SBackhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box A1 C, Port St. Joe. :
Phone 229-6018


Cos0TIN'S
Bookkeeping Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 ReidAve.
Port St. Joe
(904) 229-8581


SMALL ENGINE

REPAIR

Barfield's 229-2727


Total Pool Maintenance.
Interior/Ext. Painting
.:Ask about S ~ar
warranty on interior/ r,
exterior painting :,;
As always call us for your
FREE Estimate.


pressuIre
CleaninlE
S ALL WORK GUARANTEED
INSURANCE- FREE ESTIMATES
COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL,,
BILL WHITE
647-321 5::T.
348 Santa Anna St. .
St. Joe Beach 32456
tic 4/3


Handyman -- Want It Done Right?
Want it done cheap? Call Bart 648-
5907. 4t 4/17

THE BEACHES HOUSE/PET SIT-
TERS. Collect mail / check lights /
locks / etc. Feed & exercise your pets.
As'low as $6.00 a day. Mow grass /
pool care/etc. Willing for extra $$. Re-
liable couple. Contact Ron & Maxine
Leopold at 647-3310 anytime/leave
message. tfc 5/1
TRAVIS WILLIAMS
229-8587 or 229-6189
Williams Lawn Service
Providing affordable lawn service to all
of Gulf County and Mexico Beach
FREE ESTIMATES tfe 3/13


BOB'S PAINT &
BODY SHOP
29 Continuous Years of
SAutomotive Body Repair
S Rebuild Wrecks
Body.& Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
:: tfc4/6










Plus Small Engine Repairs
St. Joe Renit-AI, Inc.
706 First St.
Phone 227-2112

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


? I\ Residential
-*O Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
e Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
Rlea Control .'' Condominiums
* H,-.eeho. Pesi C,:.ntrol New Treatment/
* Real Esltte W0DO) ReDons, Construction Sites
S FAMILY OWNED
: PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
. 'Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Insections
I *.


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


Do you need your house cleaned?
Let us do your dirty work. We offer
reasonable rates, and we will also
do spring cleaning. If you are inter-
ested please call us. 227-3608, ask
for Sherry. tp 5/8


TLC Lawn Service *
Catering to All Your Lawn
Service Needs
Mowing, Trimming, Clean Outs, IlAonl-
curing, Spraying. Fertilzing. Landscaping
and Minor Sprinkler Repair
SRef. Available. 229-6435


CUSTOM

LAWN

SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559
Lawn Care, Edging,
Trimming, Mowing,
Odd Jobs, Insured
tc 5/8


SAVE ON AIR CONDITIONING COSTS!
TINT YOUR HOME'S WINDOWS!
FREE ESTIMATES ON CUSTOM INSTALLATION. ALSO AUTOMOTIyE
TINTING.CALL 647-3534 OR 227-5843, ASK FOR KEVIN!


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

LIC.RF0051042
RG0051008* ER0011618
fr J OHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
Ist itet PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
MINOR ELECTRICAL
PORTST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229.4821



LOANS a8I PAWN SHOP
'The Uttle House with the Big Deals"
Comer of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Business: (904) 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Frl. 10-5, Sat. 9-12



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

Free Estimates, Call Anytime 648-8258
tfct6


CUSTOM HOME PLANS,
(904) 647-3548

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


Pump Sales Sta Right Pumps
FALLEN'S GULF

-- COAST IRRIGATION
1Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Free Estimates and Design Licensed and Insured
Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair



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


. ..... .. *% .. ..
RATES: ,
Une ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
So for each additional word.
$2.00 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
227-1278 toplace yours.
NOTE: NEW DEADLINE:
TUESDAY AT 11 A.M.
..'" ". ....". ."..'. I .. ... ..'. .. ..
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1997 PAGE 7B


Darnem mww


Certified Nursing Assistants. Seek-
ing experienced persons. Wage scale
that recognizes previous tenured ex-
perience. Very affordable health insu-
rance program. Night shifts. Bay St
Joseph Care Center, 220 9th St., Port
St. Joe. tfc 5/8
LOOKING for mature'individual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
lea Financial Services. Take charge
and manage a portion of our 'multi-
faceted business. We offer high com-
mission income potential, flexible
hours, many other pluses. Could start
part time. For interview, call today.
648-8565. tfc 5/1
$1,000's POSSIBLE .TYPING. Part
time. At Home.. Toll Free (1) 800-218-
9000, ext. T-9513 for listings.
4tp 5/8
Had it with your lob? Call us and we'll
show you how ybu can change from
employee to self employed and control
your'life! Retail our international edu-
cational series and make more money
than most do in a lifetime! Call 1-800-
322-6169, ext. 0367. 3tp 5/1
POSTAL JOBS. $12.68/hr to start,
plus benefits. Carriers, sorters.
clerks, computer trainees. For an ap-
plication and exam information, call ,
I! 1-800-636-5601, ext. 2334, 9 am to 9
pmi, 7 days. 3tp 5/8


Kittens FREE to a good home. Call
229-8431 or 227-1156, ask for Kelll.
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


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 5/1


COINS BY THE BAYI
I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair 'prices.
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803.
tfc 5/1
Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
and ThIusday at 7:00. ...
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
CST Thursdays.


Mike & Carolyn
Painting 8 Wallcoverings
Satisfaction Guaranteed!
15 yrs. experience.
(904) 639-4393
3tp 4/24

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



QUALITY

STUCCO

WORK
a Interior & Exterior
Simulated Brick
Custom Bands & Coins.
No Styrofoam, Just Real
Stucco :
Call:
Tim- 2298588
Lew 639-3058

Painting by: DeOraff
1ll J3o


LOST CAT-answers to "Savannah",
orange Persian. Last seen Thursday.
St. Joe Beach. Call 647-3547. RE-
WARD. Itp. 5/8
LOST-14 kt. gold ring with large syn-
thetic diamond. Much sentimental
value. 229-8737. 2tc 5/1





40 ft. Great Dane dry freight trailer,
$1,200 obo. (904) 227-1121, after
5:00 p.m., 229-8668. 2tc 5/8
Sears Craftsman 12 in. band saw. on
floor stand, $350. Table w/4 chairs,
$150; wooden tea cart, $150; wooden
potato/onion bin, resembles wood
burning stove, $110; wood burning
stove, $100, iron sewing machine bot-
tomsk, $35 ea. Extra wide heavy duty
wheelchair $400; Pride heavy duty,
very nice, automatic lift chair, medi-
care reimbursable, $800 obo. Please
only serious calls 227-3419.
Itp 5/8
Cast nets for sale. Several sizes. Call
229-9070 for information. 4tc 5/8
Super Nintendo and Sega games, $20
and under; blue bikini top for CJ 7 or
CJ5, $20. Mbnofllament bait net, $20.
Two shell lamps, $20 ea. High back
chair, $20. 229-6994. Itp 5/8
Used G.E. heavy duty dryer for sale.
Works great. 229-9709. Itp 5/8


Stereo cabinet. Call' 229-8649 for in-
formation. Itp 5/8
Day lilies, all colors. Red; cream, lav-
ender, pink, salmon, gold, peach.
Jean Stebel, 6760 Hwy. 71, White
City, 827-1304. .tfe 5/8


LOOK carpentry, window re-
placements, screen/glass rooms -
siding, you name iti Expert work
and nothing less at rock bottom pric-
es. Be glad to show you what I've
done .647-3452, 24-hour service.
THE HOUSE DOCTORS. "tfc 5/1


"You suppy the' paint, name your
price; and I will paint your house.
job guaranteed. References. Call
.'Mark at 229-1045." 2tp 5/8

'iLawn Mowing,
Pressure Cleaning
Homes, Mobile Homes.
Roofs, Driveways
Odd Jobs Ask for Bobby
648-8201
21c 4/24


.STUMP GRINDING
Average Stump $10.00
1-800-628-8733
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
tfo4/6




Catherine L. Collier
Iidenpendciit SaLes RepresentaCb'e ,
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
(904) 229-6460


* Residenual
* Commercial


The Big Barn supports our
mill employees, telephone
co. employees, railroad
employees, woodlands, and
local merchants 8 families.





Two lots for sale Greenhill subd. or
trade to 1 lot In Mexico Beach or St.
Joe area. Easy access to 231..& P.O.
etc., 606-337-8967, before 8 a.m.
EDT, after 8 p.m. : 6tp 4/17
Kinard, Oak Grove, across from Dead
Lakes, 2 bdrm., 1 ba. block house,
Completely. remodeled cen. h&a, fire-
place, carport, lg. screened back
porch, $49,000. 229-6806. 4te 4/17
Large corer lot in Mexico Beach with,
landscaping in, house and garage_
foundation in, driveway poured. Close
to water. Also Ig. home overlooking
water. Call 914-2011. '4tc 4/17
One acre of land in Whispering Pines
Sub., in Wewa. Call 639-3737 or
evenings, 639-3410. tfc 5/1
3 bedroom, 2 ba. home. sunken .LR
w/gas log fp. cathedral ceiling. Break-
fast bar separates kitchen & dining
area. Back yard enclosed w/prlvacy
fence. Lg. deck, 2 story fort & play
area, for kids. Excel. neighborhood in
walking distance to schools. 2009
Marvin Ave. 229-8620, appt. only,
a tfc 5/1
'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. tfe 5/1
SThree 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.
tfc 5/1


STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
UC. KR0013168 .INSURED
647-8081
ALAN STRICKLAND


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


Panhandle Repair
Heavy Equip. Diesel or
Gasoline
Hydraulic, Brakes,
Tires & Axles ,
specializing in Forklifts.
3083 W. Hwy. 98
SPort St. Joe 229-9676
After Hours 647-5798
2tp 5/1


* Cystom Wood
SIndustrial


A &R Fence
Fealat eand Ceaorete WAk
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 (904) 647-4047.


A- 1OL8
MUFFLER SERVICE
HOURS& ,
Monday Friday, 9-6
Saturday 8.5 CST
COMPLETE OIL CHANGE

$1 8.95 plus tax
COMPLETE MUFFLER
SERVICE
We Custom Bend Pipe for You.
Offering Complete
Outboard Mbtor Repair.
Owned & Operated by Danny Clayton
133 S. 2nd St. Wewa
639-4174 or 639-4175
tfc2/6


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


580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet
Port St. Joe, FL 32456


THE CABINET

SHOPPE
Custom Kitchen and Bath
Jeff Powell, Owner


(904) 648-4088


Two bedroom townhouse on water-
front off 38th St., 117-D South. In-:
cluding furniture. Ala. 205-332-
8123 or Fla. 904-648-4740.
tfc 5/1
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 5/1
Bay front home, executive 3 bedroom,
2, bath, fully furnished, immaculate.
I, 7-7506. tfc 5/1
Want to Buy: house in Port St Joe
-area that needs a little work. Call Pat
227-3511. if interested in selling.
tc 5/1
Brick house. 3 bdrm.. I ba. living
*room with fireplace, din., kIdt., utility
rm, cen. heat and air, comer'lot, 1'15
Sailfish St., Highland View. 227-1604.
By appointment only. tfc 5/1
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with sep-
tic tank & well. $2,5000 'down,
$132.16 mo. Call George, 229-6031.
tfc 5/1
For sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'x16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
'home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
utl. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. tfc 5/1
1/2 acre lot with'septic tank. Over-
street Road. Owner financing, 227-
2020, ask for Billy. tfc 5/1
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,'
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 5/1.
1303 McClellan Ave., PSJ
3 br/ 1 1/2 ba. house, approx.
1344 sq. ft. LR, DR, kit, fp,
porch, carport, util. rm., work-
shop/storage, shade trees.
Garden area, well & pump for
lawn & garden, grapevine. Ex-
ceptional neighbors.. Located
on 2 lots ea. 60'x150'. After
6:00 p.m., call 229-6153 for
appt. Private Sale Perry J.
McFarland Real Estate Agent
Disclosure. Itc 5/8


Home child care Monday Friday,8
am. 5:30p.m. in my Port St. Joe
home Also available evenings,
nights and weekends. Renee, 229-'
9709. ltp 5/8



Auto Rates Have
Been Rpduneii!
Call Hannon Insurance,
i227-1133
c o4/17


Peei~e Heating & Cooling
LICENSED INSURED SALES ANDSERVICE
A/C Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce :Phone: 229-2665
State Uc. NRA00648M 229-COOL


Williamson's S Li. #3075
Well Drilling & Pump Service

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


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



MR. MILDEW REMOVER
EXTERIOR CLEANING, Exterior 6 Interior Painting
Mildew Removal by Chemical Treatment
Tony Thdmpson
Tho.i.psau Cleaning Service
653-3560 located in Apalachicola
S- tfc 3/13



TPS, Inc.
(formerly Richard Barfield Roofing)
ROOFING & SHEETMETAL
REPAIR & PATCHING WATERPROOFING
c m ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
.RCO #0793 CENSED BONDED
322LONG AVENUE 229-9585
tfr 3(6


GOV't FORECLOSED homes from
pennies on $1. Delinquent Tax,
Repo's, REO's. Your Area. Toll Free (1)
800-218-9000 ext. H-9513 for current
listings. 4tp 5/8
Dalkeith 1049 CR #381,
6 acs of beautiful oak & pine
shade trees. Recently remod-
eled 2 br/1 ba. block house,
1472 sf h&c. 2744 s.f. under
roof. LR/DR kit., fam/den,
utility rm., workshop, 20'x30'
screened porch, Insulated win-
dows, fireplace Insert. New roof
in '96. Interior walls are solid
pine boards (sealed), light in
color, except fam./den has
paneling, kit, has skylight,
elec. stove & fridge. Open
equip, shed and pumphouse;
You will love it. Come & see.
Call, perry at 227-1700 for
appt. St. Joseph Bay Realty.
ltc 5/8

Wewa S&R Meets
Wewahitchka Search and
Rescue members will meet the
third Tuesday of every month at
6:00 p.m.. CT, at the Community
Building in Wewa.
The next scheduled meeting
will be May 20th. For more 4nfor-
mation call 639-4161 (after 6
p.m., CT), 639-2182 or 639-3373.


New Prisoner

of War Medal
The Pentagon has announced
the offering of a Prisoner of War
Medal, featuring an eagle ringed
with barbed wire and bayonets.
The medal will be issued at no
cost to any person who was taken
prisoner of war and held captive
after April 5, 1917.
The medal can be awarded
posthumously to legal next of kin.
Eligible persons or their next of
kin may FAX 1-800-873-3768 for
more information.


Gulf's T.D.C.
Board Meeting
The Gulf County Transpor-
tation Disadvantaged Coordina-
ting. Board will hold a meeting to
which all persons are invited in \
the Gulf County Commission
Room in Port St., Joe on
Thursday, May 15 at 2:00 p.m.,
ET. For more information, contact
Vanita Anderson at the Apalachee
Regional Planning Council at
(904) 674-4571.



Scol rsi ngs,


607 Nautilus Dr. $96,900





nHANNON
Iro.:- I .- ...,P I REALTY INC.
Sr'E .IAL FE-TuRE': F ur :.Ild b:. n :,:lric\- t.J ...r. L ,:.. o R T JOE
.rhc i .r i .j : J'n PORT St JOE
ru.r- ,.l.,J.d-bur i.g., hl-pl. i: L. .Jr, -J -..TI ,v-i, V -. t .:i- ,- "L.,a ^
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525 Eighth Street $59,000





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L iHANNON
T L.Fi...E "' .c.J .. T r r. I REALTY IIC.
- il j p, .c ;biru.- r.:m hj- i J-ic .J Jr it :-T|
'. d biconi L .:r J h I .. r Fi PORT ST. JOE
S&p, .. *- r ... -[ .'...-.J.. 227-14 5 0

,Jl'l I '. r e hrl.hkr .
POTENTIAL INCOME 510,200 00
-SALES PRICE -
'-. $59,000.00



Fantasy Properties, Inc.
I1200U.S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478


Sales Rentals:

:Vacation Rental Specialists

Whether you're interested in,selling or buying
your home, renting a place to live or want to
vacation in our beautiful area, we'll be glad to
assist you.


Several long term furnished and

Sunfurnished rentals available.

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




OVERSTREET AREA. Over 2 acres off J. C. Daniels Rd. with easy
access to SR 386. $10,000.
DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL LOT on Long Ave. 60'x90', $14,000.
Other available.
PORT ST. JOE. Residential lots on Long Ave. Approx. 60'x172.5'.
Wev available at *1259 0 each h


MEXICO BEACH. Excellent residential
neighborhood. 4 lots fronting SR 386.
Each approx. 100'x75' 25,000 each. 1
lot on Pine St. $25,000.

BUILDING LOTS

HWY. 71. Zoned agricultural (includes
residential & general commercial). 11
1/2 acres with 1 yr. old, 2 bLd.2 ba.
mobile home, septie & well, $t2,900.


HANNON
REALTY INC.
PORT ST. JOE

227-1450


HIGH SAND DUNES on first tr
Subdivislao.t j l[ l l t.l4lw 1/4 acre
corner lot.l50.
SIMMONS BAYOU. Beautiful bay view to construct your dream
home. Lots of foliage and mature trees. 100 ft. minimum. $700
per front foeIAl.-skerowew, .. .
INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY (Overstreet). 2 lots each over an
acre with plenty of waterway frontage. New Price: 1 lot is
$10,000 I lot s $20,000,
GULFAIRE Subd. Pretty lot on Periwinkle Dr. Minimal clearing
required. Restricted subdivision with pool and tennis court prlvl-
i"es. IR gs,


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




ShpDih urLca e rc ant


Notice
Pursuant to Chapte
Florida Statutes,
hereby given that th
Property Taxes ass
the year 1996 are
quent and'such taxi
drawing interest at
18 percent per ye.
the amount set opp
name below is paid
will be issued the
suant to, Chapter
Florida Statutes, an
Collector will app
Circuit Court for
directing levy u
seizure of the person
ty of the taxpayer :
taxes.
EDA RUTH TA
Tax Collect
Gulf County, F



00001-003
P-0000t00,
ACE PROFESSIONAL PEST
00004-100
P-001600
ARBOR MEDICAL CLINIC
00010-000
P-0002500
B 8: B FEED 8: SEED
00019-0.2 -
P-0063100
BEACHCOMBER
00027-000 .
P--0004200
WEWA TIRF.

P-0O0oI !'O
CAPRP'N JACK S
0070--00 .
P-0007500
COMMUNICATIONS CENTRAL
00080-100
P-0008200
CYPRESS CREEK MEDICAL
0008s-001
P-0008300
T RECS RESTAURANT
0: .. oo00o7-o 00
P-0008800 ,
DALKEITH POOP BrIT 8: i
080oe9-000 .
P-0008900 *
DAVIS MUSIC 8: VENDING
0008-050
F-OCn9 OI
DAVIS MUSIC ,. 'Et.lICDIG
o00o0--000
F-:1 ;e130
FLINT IrISULATION
0012i-100
P-00i2E5
FOSTER STEPHEN

00189-001
P-0017400
FISHERMAN'S HEADQUARTE
001S9-500
SP-Oio8000
CULLEN CONST.
00215-001 '
P-0020600
LEASE PARTNERS INC.
00225-000.
P-'1021500
PITTMAN -hOM
00252-000
F 30F .0
MUINfA DR.
00293-010
.P-0025800
RAFFIELD SEAFOOD MART
00299-000
P-0026'000
RAMER CRAFTS 8: THINGS
00296-000
P-0026200
REDEYE VIDEO
00322-0001
P-0027600.
LARRY KEMP'S BARBER SH
00329-20. 70
P-0027900
SOUTHEASTERN LANDSCiAPI
00334-001
P-0028o30
SUB SHOP

SP-003o000oo
ST' JOE RENT ALL INC
00366-050
P-0032100
ST. PATRICK'S SEAFOOD
00368-000
SP-0032 00
SUBWAY.
00378-0&0
P-0034000
TREASURE BAY LODGE
;00380-000
P-0034300
"TREK T'S INC.

.00402-000
P-0035000
WESTERN AUTO ASSOCIATE
0041L-100
P-00-36200
WHITFIELD LANDING INC
00475-000
P-0037900
GULF PINES HOSPITAL IN
00507-000
P-0038500


THE VIDEO MERCHANT OF
00514-000
P-0038900
B B PROPERTIES OF
00515-000
P-0039000
SUWANNEE SWIFTLY


le
r 197.402,
Notice is
.e Personal
sessed for
now delin-
es are now
the rate of
ar. Unless
bosite each
, warrants
;reon pur-
197.413,
id the Tax
ly to the
an order
pon and


Public Notices

REQUEST TO RECEIVE BIDS
The Gulf County School Board will receive bids
until 10:00 AM., E:D.T. on May 23, 1997 for the
annual Extermination/Pest Control contract for all
school facilities. Interested parties should contact
Mr. Charles T. Watson, Director of Support
Services, Gulf County Schools, 150 Middle School
Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 or telephone' (904)
229-8256 to obtain bid Information and Insgruc
tons.
2tc, May 8 & 15 1997.
PUBLIC NOTICE
St Joseph Peninsula State Park Is receiving bids'
until 5:00 p.m. May 26., 1997. For the award of a
special use permit for the dally operation of a
Recreational Services concession withing this State'
Park. Interested parties are to contact Anne
Harvey, Park Manager, at St. Joseph Peninsula
State Park (North of Cape San Bias on CR 30),
8899 Cape San Bias Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456,
or telephone at (904) 227-1327, to obtain bid spec-
ifications regarding permit requirements.
Itc, May8. 1997.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED


nal proper- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that John Fdo
the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has fled
for uripaid said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of Issuance, the
description of the property, and the names In
YLOR which It was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. .QZ Application No. 97-.1
or ,Year of Issuance: 1 la RE. No. 01706-000R
lorida Description of Property:
Begin 239 yards South of Northwest Corner of
Southwest Quarter of Southwest Quarter and run
East for 128 yards; thence run South 140 feet for
the Point of Beginning; thence run East for 150
feet thence run South for 40 feet; thence run West
150 feet: thence run North' for 40 feet to the Point
of Beginning, said land lying and being In Section
S71.95 14, Township 4 South. Range 10 West.
CONTROL Name In which assessed: Cherrie Bettles
All of said property being in the Gulf County, State
of Florida.
97 7. O Unless such certificate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property described in such certifi-
cate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front
Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse at 11:00,'
6 0 A.M., E.S.T., on Wednesday, the f8th day of June
62. 1997.
Dated this 5th day of May, 1997.
BENNY C. LISIER
SCLERKOF THE CIRCUIT COURT
9G7 ULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY:/s/ Rebecca L. Norris
Deputy Clerk
4tc, May 8, 15, 22, and 29, 1997.
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
S :' NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That pursuanr
to a Writ of Execuuon Issued in the Counry Court
5.. 5 6.60 of FRANKLIN COUNTY. Florida on the 21st day rf
April. 1997. In the cause %heremn TAYLOR BUILD-
ING SUPPLY. INC. was plaintiff, and ROBERT
HARRISON was defendant. being Case no 96-
0061-cc, In said Court, : FRANK MCKEITHEN. as
S38. 67 .sheriff of GULF County, Florida have levied upon
L OF GA all the right, title and interest of ROBERT HARRI-
SON, in and to 'he following described real proper-
ty. to-wit:
$i 1i 6 .3 LOTSB:
CENTER A poruon of Tract 26. Bayslde of CAPE SAN BLAS
GULF SIDE AND BAYSIDE. according to the plat
there.o. recorded In Plat Book 3. Page 24 of the
'3. Public Records of Gulf Crunty, Florida.
More particularly described as follows:
Commencing at the Southwest Corner of said Tract
26. thence along the Southerly line of said Tract
26. North 69 degrees 45 mmnutes 05 seconds East.
Si06.36 150.35 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence
VARIETY North 20 degrees, 14:minutes and 55 seconds
West, 25.00 feet; thence North 69 degrees, 45 min-
utes 05 seconds East, 197.00 feet, thence North 20
Degrees, 14 minutes. 55 seconds West, 20.75 feet
119 9 to a point on a line 55.75 feet South of and paral-
MACHINE lel with the Nonrterly line of said Tract 26: thence
along said parallel line. North 69 degrees. 45 min-
utes 05 seconds East. 289.72 feet to a point on the
152l .j11 appromjmate mean high water line of St. Joseph
MACi-IINE Bay- thence along said approximate mean high
water line. South 39 degrees. -13 mmutes 55 sec-
S onds East 48.53 feet to the Southeast corner of
a said Tract 26: thence along the Southerly line of
$100.7 said Tract 26. South 69 degrees 45 minutes 05
seconds West. 502.91 feet to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. Said lands containing 0.43 acre. more or
less. together wnth all Interest In common areas
$3_.2 6 and all easements appertaining to and running
with said land
And on the 10th day of June, 1997. at the North
Front Door of the Gulf County Courthouse, In the
City of Port St. Joe,: Gulf County, Florida, at the
s3 0 10 hour of 11:00 A.M. E.S.T. or as soon thereafter as
S0 possible, I will offer for sale allof the said ROBERT
-R H" ARISON, title and interest in aforesaid property
at public outcry and will sell the game, subject to
all prior liens, encumbrances and Judgements, if
fi60o 8 j any, to the highest and best bidder or bidders for
CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be,
to the payment of O)SLs and the satisfaction of the
above described executions.
70 .39 FRANK MCKEITHEN
of Gulf County, Florida
By: /s/ Frank McKelthen
SHERIFF
4tc, May 8, 15, 22, and 29, 1997..
'$38.11.
'. REgUEST FOR PROPOSALS
BID NO. 9697-21
Request for proposals from consultants that are
$178.'6 i interested In performing a feasibility study for the
Gulf County Airpark. Background history ol hirm's
involvement in similar studies and background
history of all personas hat will be directly Insolied
in performance of study should be provided. Upon
S40 3'7 award of contract to perform the study. firm cho-
sen must be prepared to complete with sixty (60)
days.
Proposals should be submlrted to the Gull County
562,:. Clerk's office. 1000 5th Street. P ort Joe,
Florida, 32456 by 5:00 p.m. E D.T.. Tuesday. May
27, 1997. Proposals should be sealed and marked
accordingly. A minimum of six (6) copies should be
provided. Any questions should be directed to the
5506 Gulf County Chief Administrator, 1000 5th Street,'
Room 147, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Attest /s/ Benny C. Lister
Clerk .
Si9 "30 Gulf County Board of Commissioners
op /s/ Nathan Peters, Jr.
Chairman
2tc, May 8 and 15, 1997.
.032 INVITATION TO BID-
'I Sealed proposal will be receled In the officeof the
City Clerk 305 Fifth Street Port St Joe, Florida,
until 4-30 p m. hMa 20 1997. for funiishing and
5 ;Si.57 delivering FO.B., P'rt St Joe, Florida. one (1)
Tractor w/mower as outlined In the specifications
Spertaining thereto."'
Speclficaicns arid bid documents n-rs be cbtaried
5928i.5 f rom the Cirv Clerks Olfice 305 Fifth Steet FPrt
SStl Joe Flrldc 32456 telephone 14011 229-8261.
Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a;m. and
5:00 p.m. Bids will be publicly opened and read at
8:45 p.m., May 20, 1997, in the Fire Station
562.353 Conference Room, 305 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe,
Florida. The City reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all bids, or to select the Bid felt to be
in the best interest of the City.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis
Si i5+3.72, City Auditor-Clerk
ltc, May 8, 1997.

Sy .77 PUBLIC MEETING OF CANVASSING BOARD
The Canvassing Board will meet at 7:15 p.m. on
May 13, 1997, at the Gulf County Courthouse,
1000 Fifth Street to canvass the absentee ballots,
to receive queries from the public and to conduct a
S19. i8 logic and accuracy test on the tabulating equip-
ment.
Absentees will be available for public. Inspection
from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on May 13, 1997 In the
SGulf County Elections Office. After this time,
135.80 absentees will be processed but not counted.
SSTORE Absentees received after 5:00 p.m. will be
processed before counting all ballots after 7:15
p.m.
S1i39?,16 The Canvassing Board wflllmeet, Wednesday at
noon, May 14, 1997, In the Fire Station Conference
Room to certify the official results of the election.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis
$i: 5 933. 86 City Auditor-Clerk
C Itc, May 8, 1997.


5578.4i
PC) INC.,

io07.90


5-08.O09


NOTICE
THE LOGIC AND ACCURACY TESTWITH THE AIS
SCANNER FOR THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
ELECTION WHICH WILL BE HELD MAY 13, 1997
IS SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, MAY 12, 1997, AT
11:00 A.M. EST AT THE GULF COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE.
CORA SUE ROBINSON
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
Ite, May 8, 1997.


Songbirds Migrating Through Panhandle


If you feed songbirds or are
particularly attuned to the differ-
ent kinds of songbirds showing
up in northwest Florida right,
now, you're witnessing one of,'
nature's true marvels.
Migrating songbirds by the
tens of thousands have completed
their winter stay in Central and
South America and Caribbean
Island countries and are. or will..
be, heading home within the next
few days. The peak of their spring
migration is mid-April through
early May.
Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission Wildlife
Biologist Jim Cox, an ardent
"birder" himself; took off work.
early one day last week and drove
down to St. Marks National


Wildlife Refuge on the coast south
of Tallahassee. .
. There, he say more than 70
different species of nligrating,
songbirds. Including 206ddifferent
species of warblers arid others
such as rose-breasted grosbeaks,
painted buntings, scarlet and
summer tanagers, indigo bun-
tings and even a blackpbll wap-
bler.
While most of the migrating
species are headed for familiar
areas throughout the eastern
United States, Cox said the black-
poll warbler nests in Canada and
may cover more than 10,000
miles on its annual trek. Of more
than 660 species of birds that
migrate south each fall, about
140 species pass through Florida.


Fight Cancer with Exercise Every Day


SWhether it Is an organized
exercise activity, a regular walk or
jog, simply taking the stairs
instead of elevators or parking at
the far end of the supermarket
parking lot; a body that is physi-,-
callyfit often stands a much bet-
ter chance of warding off many
cancers, according to the
American Cancer Society.
"Exercise every day" is the
sixth choice of the American
Cancer Society's new "7 Simple
Choices" campaign which targets
Floridians Of all ages by offering
life-saving information. This can-,
cer-fighting campaign focuses on
preventing 60 percent of cancer
deaths through healthy lifestyle..


choices.
It features seven choices that ,
are easy to remember-each
starts with a different letter of the
word "choices"., and each deliv-
ers real benefits which result in
better health aid well-being.
"This campaign is a new easy
way to fight cancer. It helps peo-
ple liye a healthy lifestyle," exer-,
cising is very often time not spent
eating fatty, calorie-laden snacks.

To receive free "7 Simple
Choices" materials that will help
get you started on your way to a
healthier life, call the American
Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-
.2345.


For the smallest migrating
songbirds, migration is serious
business.
"They leave at night or soon
after, midnight to begin their
migration back north and they
may fly from 15-30 hours non-
stop crossing the Gulf of Mexico,"
Cox said. "Sometimes they
encounter cold fronts and they're
completely exhausted by the time
they reach the coast.
"If their energy reserves are


gone and they're beat, they'll stop.
This is something we call 'fall-
out'. Depending on how fast they
recoup, they'll be on their way
again."
Cox, said providing feeding
and watering stations for migrat-
ing songbirds is especially benefi-
cial. He said it's also a good ideal
to keep a songbird identification
guide nearby to learn what
species are passing through the
area.


175 Charles Avenue $64,900





4 HANNON

3 bedrooms, 2 b ihs. Land 100 l5 REALTY I C.
SPECIAL FEATURES Lovdy bnck home ..-n lndscapej I.r In quiet neigh. POPT ST. JOE
borhood Plushcarpeting.qualim'yeiling liu refintirhed woo.d kitchen cih-
inei, Ig master bedroom wiprisate bath. Bu. ih.i home lor as low. 227 1450
$300.00, mornhl Prie includes: range. oven, ce. lng Ilin, i ielile dish and
receiver, carpet, dripes andblind,


909 20th Street New Price $79,900





HANNON
3 Bedmorms 2ths. Land: 75x80 REALTY IIC.
SPECIAL FEATURES This is a well munumed home located in a nic lrruly PORT ST.JOE
neighborhood lonvedlien to huchue, schools, and the hospital 15'xR3' above
grund pooL decx. and cham link fence. Double insulated windows wal l 2 7 1A f
paper, central hE it 3nd air Kichen with breikfi l area and family room. Pnc.. I 2J
indudes range, dL.hwas her, muia blind rcarpe and vertical blinds.


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