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EAR NUMBER 40
PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1997
=End of An Era
"-J, Given Mayor
SFour City Commission Members,.
S, .Assume Direction of City Business
Rev. Curtis Clark, pastor of Long Avenue Baptist Church, Jr., and his mother, appointed Commissioner Charles Nor
administers the oath of office to the new members of the ton and Mrs. Norton, and Commissioner Charles Tharpe
City Commission Tuesday night. From left to right are May- Norton was appointed Monday to serve the unexpired tern
or and Mrs. Johnny Linton, Commissioner Damon McNair, of Linton who resigned to seek the Mayors' office.
School Board Has Money Problems
Superintendent Appoints Staff and School Principals for Coming Year
.-, ,' e ,int-- n p p" 'n "s",.,''
Public interest has been espe-
cially piqued this year at the ap-
pointment of personnel to admin-
ister the 'various schools
throughout the county. This has
been brought on by the resigna-
tion of Wes Taylor, Port St. Joe
High School Principal and the an-
nounced pending retirement of'
two other principals.
These matters, along with a
tight budget have caused the Su-
perintendent to take a hard look
at the.admiJnistraUve staff which
Srrigsthe various scholTs on a-
*, day-to-day basis.
At the meeting of the board
Tuesday, Superintendent Kelley
asked for a 24-hour delay in pre-
senting his recommendations. He
listed his appointments at a spe-
cial meeting of the board held
yesterday [Wednesdayl morning.
getting their approval of these ap-
pointments and reassignments of
Superintendent Kelley also
re-appointed members of his staff
in the board office, as well:
Like the rest of us, the school
board has had the year last long-,
er than its money, it seems. Su-
perintendent of Public Instruction
Jerry Kelley said Tuesday that
the system faces about a.
$100,000 deficit this year for vari-
ous reasons. Kelly went further to
say, "At the present level of in-
come and expenditures, the
board can expect nearly a
$500,0,000 shortfall by the end of
"This isn't an unusual situa-
tion," Kelley went ont to say.
"About seven systems around us
are facing the same situation:
"A multitude of things has
* brought this matter on. First, we
have been living on the financial.
edge for the past four or five
years, but something always
came along to bail us ,out," the
Superintendent stated. '"We have
been just been living beyond our
Kelley blamed several situa-
tions for the threatened deficit.
"Most of all, we have had too
many people employed, he said,
'We're taking steps to remedy this
situation by reducing our staff by
seven people-just not filling
some positions and not rehiring
some annual contract teachers.
We are not cutting back at the ex-
ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL TRANSFERS & ASSIGNMENTS
Assistant Superintendent & Director of Support
and M.I.S. Services...................................................... Temple Watson
Director of Curriculum & Human Resource Services .... Sara Joe Wooten
Port St. Joe High School Principal.......................................Chris Earley
Port SL Joe High School AssL Principal.....-......: .-..........Catherine Barfield
Highland View Elementary / Port St. Joe Middle
School Principal ........................ ................................ Carolyn Rish
Port St. Joe Elementary School Principal ........................ Gerald Lewter
Wewahitchka High School Principal ............................,Lay Mathes
Wewahitchka High School Asst. Principal .................. Teacher on Special,
Wewahitchka Elementary School Principal ..................... David Bidwell
Coordinator of ESE & Student Services ..................... Deborah Crosby
Coordinator of Transportation/Coordinator of
Adult & Vocational Services ......................................... Mack Eubanks
Coordinator of Facility Services .................................... Buddy Floore
Coordinator of Business Services ....................................... Sissy Worley
Sense of pupil's programs of-
Also, Kelley said resignations
>have allowed the board to trim
two administrative positions from
Another big cost factor is the
unusually large number of staff
ho have retired over the past
fw years, requesting a buy-out of
their retirement and leave time
built up. This has accounted for a
chunk of the projected deficit.
"Nobody has done anything
wrong, nor mishandled any of the
funds or anything like that," Kel-
- ley said. "It was just caused by a
multitude of unforeseen needs in
the system. We are going to work
toward establishment of a sur-
plus fund to take care of these
sorts of needs in the future. A
surplus, or savings, account is
something we have never had,"'
(See MONEY on Page 3)
Four of five Poitt St. Joe city.
commissioners were officially
sworn Into office during ,cere-
monies held during Tuesday
Newly elected Mayor Johnny
Linton, and Commissioner
Damon McNair, Jr., along with
Commissioner Charlie Norton,
appointed to replace Linton who
had resigned his post to run for
mayor, and Commissioner
Charles Tharpe, all assumed their
duties on the board. Tharpe was'
'Along wvith the changing of
the guard :in. city ,government
came an end toan era as outgoing
mayor, Frank Pate, Jr., ended a
30 year. eight month stay as the
city's top elected official. ,
Pate, who served as mayor
since 1966, spent several emo-.
tional minutes explaining how far
the city had come over the last 30
years. "We've Increased our total
assets to-over $75,000,000 while
,owing only $3.25 million in debt,"
Pate said. '
Hlie told the, standing room
only crowd. "We did it working
together as a team." He expressed
his thanks to the people for allow-
ing him the privilege to serve and
challenged the new board to work
together for the city.
NEW BOARD SEATED
Following their Installation,
each of the new and existing com-
'missioners- were given a moment
to speak before they got down to
the business at hand.
Charles Tharpe fought back his
emotions as he told those present.
"These are trying times for us,"
alluding to the economic picture
throughout the county.
He spoke of the challenges
before the board, expressed his
gratitude to Mayor Pate and the'
need for the board to "get the job
done" on projects in progress.
Those included the marina, water
and sewer for Ward Ridge,
Shipyard Cove Park, and the
Newly elected commissioner
Damon McNair. Jr. said, "We are
in a period of change. .. that's not
an ending but a new beginning."
During an interview by The
Star, McNair promised to work
hard for the people of Port St. Joe
IHe also stated his support for the
marina project and the need to
attract new jobs to the area
through clean industries, and to
get the mill back in operation.
Commissioner Charlie Norton
was appointed to the board during
/a special meeting Monday after-
noon to fill the remaining year of
Linton's vacated commission seat.
He echoed the remarks of Pate,
reemphasizing the need to "work
together as a board."
He listed the future operation
of the mill as the city's number
one priority during an Interview
Monday. "I'm especially interested
in the people who work there,"
Norton worked -for St. Joe
Paper Company for 39 years and
was the manager of industrial
relations when the, company.
recently sold to Florida Coast
He pledged to do the very best
he could possibly do as a commis-
Ssioner. .' '. .
Long time commissioner Bill
Wood again thanked Mayor Pate
for his service to the.city. "When
he made a decision, it was for' the
best of the citizens of Port St. Joe.
For 30 years he had a heart for
Port St. Joe,' Wood said about
Pate. He challenged the board to
carry on with that same concern
for the community. '
"There'll never be another
Frank Pate," new mayor Johnny
Linton told those present stating
he had learned a lot from him
during his seven years on the
Linton's campaign slogan was
"Clean up the City.," and he reem-
phasized that pledge to all pre-
sent. He said the operation of the
mill would be a main concern of
the board. He also stated his con-
tinued support for the marina
project and downtown revitaliza-
tion, noting .that the boafd,,,tad
always been: 100 ler-let-Lbehind-
During arn interview earlier
Monday, Linton said he had high
hopes for the future of the city
and intended to do his very best to
see them fulfilled. He further
added. "The college (Gulf Coast
Community College Annex) is one.
of the best things that has hap-
pened for us."
One of Mayor Linton's first
official acts was to assign depart-
ment responsibilities to each of
the board members.
1.Damon McNair was given
.charge over the garbage and recy-
cling program; Bill Wood -;parks,
cemeteries and streets; Charlie
Norton, water and sewer: Charles
Tharpe, WWTP and Mayor Linton
city hall, police and fire depart-
m ents. '., ; : *_ *- ,
As in' the past, each commis-
sioner will be in charge of oversee-
ing the particular, operations of
each of the various departments
Commissioner Tharpe told
the board the city was experienc-
ing a .serious problem with trash
pickup in the city.
Items are being placed beside
the road for trash -pickup that
(See ERA on Page 5).,
The contractor install-
ing the water and sewer
system in the Ward Ridge
area, served notice this
week of a traffic interrup-
tion, scheduled for next
week, caused by the pro-
Traffic will be detoured
off the through street, Gar-
rison Avenue, at the Saun-
ders Circle intersection
next Thursday and Friday,
June 12 and 13. This is at
the eastern edge of Ward
Work the area will
commence at 6:00 a.m.
Driveis will want to
travel another route for
these two days.
Members of the Gulf County School Board, the Superintendent and the board's attorney travelled to
Tallahassee last Wednesday to sign a bond issue for the renovation of'Port St. Joe Elementary School.
The bond issue was signed in the law offices of Bryant, Miller, and Olive. Shown, seated, from left, are:
Jerry Kelley, Superintendent; Chairman Mary Pridgeon; and board attorney Charles Costin. Standing,
from left: Charlotte Pierce, Vice Chairman; Sissy Worley, Finance Officer; Billy Joe Rish, attorney for
Raymond James & Associates; Ralph Cellow, Vice president of Raymond James & Associates; Randy
Hanna, Bond Counsel for Bryant, Miller, and Olive; and JoLinda Herring, attorney with Bryant, Miller, and
Wewa Considering Water/Sewer Extension
The City Commission of We-
wahitchka met in a postponed
meeting Friday, and discussed, an
extension of its water and sewer
system, discussing methods of fi-
"Some interest has been ex-
pressed for providing central wa-
ter and sewer services to the Red
Bull Island and Land's Landing
areas of Wewahitchka," Don Min-
chew, city manager said. "The
Commission started dialogue Fri-
day, to discuss the feasibility of
the project and had engineer Phil-
lip Jones of Preble-Rish Engi-
neers present to answer ques-
tions concerning the availability
'We had to scale back our
'talking area' right off the bat be-
cause of environmental and his-
torical considerations, so we don't
know how many potential cus-
tomers we are talking about,"
Minchew said. "Right now, we're
thinking abut 100 families in the
Red Bull Island subdivision and
don't really have a feel for the
number in the Land's Landing
All the talk about extending
the systems is all very prelimi-
The city has water to the city
limits and Old Transfer Road, but
its sewer service doesn't extend
: iUA F
Nathan Peters, County Commission Chairman, presents a
plaque to former Mayor Frank Pate in honor of his 30 years
of service to the city board, at reorganization of the City
Commission Tuesday night.
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JUNE-5, 1997
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Storm Season Is Here
HUNKER DOWH WITH KRES BY KESLEY COLBERT:
WE ARE NOW INTO the official hurricane season. The sea-
son isn't a short one. It lasts through November and causes
those of us who have witnessed a comparatively serious one in
the more recent past, an anxious five months.
To top off the reasons for our anxiety, we read last week
about the killer tornadoes out in Texas, just a day after the Me-
morial Day Holiday, which took the lives of a couple of dozen
people with approximately 20 more listed as missing..
All of this to say, simply, there are things worse than hurri-
canes as catastrophic as they can be. Folks from around here
probably remember 'Opal' and the devastation she caused with
the invasion of high water and a high wave action.
THE'SEASON STARTED on June 2, just three days' ago. The
weather service predicts this year will see. an unusually high,
number of storms-including hurricanes. We all hope they don't
strike here again, causing their traumatic damage. We read
where the people down around Homestead are still repairing
damage and getting back to normal from their big blow of several
We don't necessarily want to see another here. but we also
hesitate to wish a hurricane off on somebody else just so we
won't have to experience another one again so soon. We must
give our beach area credit, however, they built back bigger and
better than ever, following 'Opal'. The buildings are nicer, more
numerous, more attractive, better constructed, than before.
HURRICANE 'OPAL' DID US appreciable damage to only
buildings within a block of the beach. But it did a number on
those dwellings and commercial locations along the waterfront.
There was hardly a building in this location which escaped dam-
age. If the building was located on a bluff, or built on stilts-
high stilts-it escaped most of the fury thrown against it.
As hurricane season approaches us once more, we all seem
to have forgotten the full fury which struck just two years ago.
We even compare hurricanes to tornadoes and declare we had
rather endure a hurricane, any day.
Both are devastating. A tornado is just a hurricane which is
compressed into an area less than a few hundred yards in
width. Neither are storms which it pays to ignore. Both are dead-
ly and deserve respect.
A RESIDENT OF THE cape managed to ruffle the feathers of
the County Commission last week with his allegations that
county officials were ignoring a recent agreement with the De-
partment of Environmental Protection for the allowance of beach
driving. The man was off base for bluntly accusing the officials of
such blatant action lor, lack of action] and, we think, two mem-
bers of the county board were off base for suggesting "Ihel go
back where you came from" ... if he didn't like it here.
All of us sometimes feel that way toward our unreasonable
residents, but it isn't polite to say so in a public meeting. The
new resident just doesn't understand how deeply engrained the
privilege of driving on the beach is to local people. It's true. the
new resident at least should have recognized this practice exist-
ed before he purchased his beachfront property and people were
not politely going to stop a practice they had indulged in for
years just because he purchased the property landward of the
PEOPLE FROM AROUND here have already given up more
privilege for using the beach than they wanted to in the first
place. To suggest that they give up more is only to invite con-
frontation. We might add here that the state of Florida has re-
served that beach-all over the state-for the general public to
own. not just a privileged few, able to purchase the property
which adjoins the beach.
In all likelihood, if the beach resident would seek as hard to
get along with the beach drivers as he is insistent that they bow
to his every wish, everybody would feel and exist together in a
PEOPLE FROM AROUND here are not going to quit driving
on the beach without a heck of a fight. The sooner the "Johnny-
come-lately" resident realizes this the better olT his blood pres-
sure will be.
We don't all drive on the beach, nor do we all "tell off' new-
comers in public. But we all reserve the right to drive on the
beach anytime we want to. We will' bow to the inconvenience of
staying off while the turtles nest, but not for someone who would
monopolize the beach to his own satisfaction.
Our Field Of Dreams
There are some that question
my sanity because IThave baseball
bats hanging on my living room
wall. These same good thinking
folks raise both eyebrows as they
gawk at the caps and glass
encased baseballs that bedeck
our den. And I love their reaction
when they glimpse the "locker
room" with the old Jerseys and the
forty odd gloves lying about .....
Bless their hearts-all they
see is stuff!
I remember Charlie Lanford
back in his little league days. He
had all kinds of trouble trying to
hem up a ground ball. And from
his second base position he
couldn't catch a ball hit over his
head in short right.. .day after
day, week after week, year after
year I watched him practice "tak-
ing" ground balls. At age 11 and
13 and 16. when other youths
were cooling it at the beach,
Charlie was working like a man
on those ground balls. He still
had trouble going back on the
flys, but ever so slowly more and
more hops were finding their way
Into his gloved hand.
And just a couple of weeks
ago. In a high school state play-off
game, with everything on the line.
I saw Charlie, back to the infield,
.race down the right field line and
make a running, over the shoul-
der, possibly game-saving catch.
You consider the right fielder
coming in, who might at any sec-
ond "call you off." or maybe even
run over you. the glare from the
lights, the knowledge of the two
runners already on base, the
enormity of the situation ....
. there's only a small handful of
folks who could have made that
r- .4_. _
I love Charlie Lanford.
And please, listen very closely
hee,. he was a state champion
long before his team got to
They all were!
And they didn't "win it" last
week either. All those young men.
just like Charlie, started getting
ready for this moment a long; long
You talk about doing it the old
Years ago, the Krafies were
playing over in Parker or Lynn
Hawen or Callaway-one of those
tournament deals---and I placed a
hand on Ryan Yeager's chest as I
patted him on the back. "Good
His little heart was in my
palml It was literally pounding
through his body!l He looked up
and tried to say thank you. but he
couldn't get anything out. I love
young men that understand the
Importance of the game.
You try telling him that's just
stuff hanging on my walls!
Twvo thirds of the world is cov-
ered by water--Cameron Likely is
patrolling the rest. If you hit it, he
can go get it He can bunt 350.
run like the wind, and slide on
either side. But the best thing
Cam brings to the: park is' his
smile. It's a fun game!
Russell Young didn t get 'em
out with mirrors. He thought. He
figured. He moved the ball
around. And if they got a hit, he
just picked 'em off first. There is a
lot more going on out there than
meets the eye.
I've seen a slew of hitters
come and go at lots of different
levels. Brian Jenkins Is something '
special! The ball leaves' his bat
with some hi-test umph on it. He
can hat out hit. It takes talent.
Everybody talks about Jesse
Colbert's laid back approach. I've
seen the tears when it didn't go.
just right. I've felt the anguish of
an "0 for 4" night. You can't play
this game with a -half way- atti-
It is absolutely great to win a
state championship, and I cer-
tainly add my congratulations to
all the accolades that have rained
down on these six seniors and to
the entire team. And fellas, please
understand, this state title is
important, we go out there to win,
you've got to havr goals, life situ-
aUon-, ait ofter manifested In
sports, etc. and so forth and so on
But hasn't the ride itself just
been great? I wish we were piling
Into that old white van and head-
ing out right now. We'll play any-
body, anyplace, anytime. "3" will
want to ride up front. -5" and "13"
will be asleep before weri-e out of'.
the city limits. "2-2" will talk
baseball 'til it 'bout drives me
nuts. I'll be mad at "14" 'cause he
won't listen to country music.
(See KESLEY on Page 3)
The First Fruit ofMy Tomato Crop is in the Brnn
I HARVESTED THE first of
my tomato crop last Thursday
morning ... all one of it.
As with all first fruits. It
wasn't much to brag about, but I
grew it, nurtured it, fertilized 'it4
watered it and checked its
progress most every day.
My "tomato crop" consists of
five healthy plants, placed in
three buckets of dirt. I: originally
had six, planted two to a bucket,
but one didri't make it. The plants
which did 'make it', however, the
remaining five are very healthy
looking specimens with fine,
healthy stalks and broad deep
If the number of blossoms
which exist on my bushes are any
indication, there are many more
days of harvest to come.
I'm proud of my tomato
patch,' this year. It is the' first
time I have planted in pots with
any appreciable results. Either I
don't make enough vines to sup-
port the fruit, don't water daily to
account for the confined condi-
tion of the plants or I grow all
plants and not many fruit,
I. MENTION THIS first har-
vest -because I was reminded,
.when I ceremoniously plucked
that first knotty tomato, that a
long time ago I worked in an'agri-
People from that community
went ga-ga over the first crop of
just about anything; from peach-
es to cotton. They grew a fair
amount of both, and when the
first bale of cotton was made or
the first peaches ripened, it was
almost like Christmas around
By Wesley Ramsey
I worked for 'a little over al
year for small home-town news-'
paper much like The Star used to:
be. A one linotype operation .. .
which the owner couldn't operate.
His name was Cooper Etherldge.'
He was a former FBI agent, and a!
former newspaper reporter whole
had. purchased his home-town.
newspaper which had been in ex-.
istence for more than. 100 years.:
in Perry, Ga.
Cooper. was the youngestt
brother of Jim Etheridge, whoi
managed the Bralley Odum for
Governor campaign back in the
late 40's. Their father, "Mr. Jim'
Etheridge was the former owner!
of a large farmer's warehouse.i
The other farmer's warehouse in
Perry was owned and operated by
former Senator Sam Nun n's fa-
ther. The future Senator was still
in high school, back then.
I TELL YOU THIS to stress
the interest paid to first crops in
the: ,newspaper office back then.
"Mr. Jim" spent his retirement
days hanging out in son Cooper's
"Mr. Jim's" interest in first
crops was natural, given his
background. and. he imparted
that interest to all of us at the
When the first, peaches were.
npe. he would always come to the'
office with a peach or two, which
he would ceremoniously peel and
eat,' slowly and deliciously, savor-
ing all the sweetness of the fruit,
making all of us in the office sali-
vate for a delicious peach.
He could eat and enjoy a
peach like nobody I .have ever
seen before or since, You would
think he had been waiting all his
life for just such a delicious piece
of fruit. He would roll each bite
around his tongue, eyes rolling
heavenward, and taste every bit
of the juice as if he wasn't going
-to get another chance to taste an-
other peach. ..
That was just peaches!
THEN CAME THE watermel-
"Mr. Jim" would take on an
almost holy expression as he
would tell us of his days in the
farmers' warehouse and the out-
landish prices he would pay as a
bonus to the farmer who would
bring in the first watermelon.
All of you readers with a farm
background can relate to that.
The farmers in Perry, Ga., all vied
to be the first one 'in' with any
crop, in order to take advantage
of the bonus. Farmers would
come to town, gently holding their
first cotton blossom, their first
corn tassel, their first canteloupe,
watermelon, peach, or what have
It was competition to them;
competition which meant a pre-
mium in prices; But it was more
than that. It was the reputation
of being first with any particular
crop that year. ,
WELL, I'M NOT first with my
crop of tomatoes, although I have
picked the sum total of one knot-
ty little tomato already this year.
I know there are those out
there who have already picked
some, and have been picking
them for some time, now. My to-
matoes aren't anything special,
except that I prepared the buck-
ets of dirt mixture and I planted
There is satisfaction involved
here. The satisfaction of having
grown my own. I know I could
buy them cheaper than I could
grow them, but don't tomatoes
you grow yourself taste g-o-o-b-o-
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1997 PAGE 3A
* Gulf County Adds One-Half Cent School Surtax July 1
Board Seeks Solutions
to Laning Erosion Problems
'Gulf County commissiners the county board.
Billy Traylor and Johnny Stanley, In the photo above, the chan-
along with Chief Administrator nel retaining wall has been
Don; Butler. willbe meeting with removed and the county is apply-
the Corps of Engineers June 9 to ing for permits to put "rip rap'
discuss solutions to erosion prob-. (concrete fill) along the edge to
lems at Gaskin Landing control the erosion problem. What
SDamage to the retaining wall, to do to- reinforce the wall along
both along the Apalachicola River the river and funds to repair it will
and the Landig's entrance chan- be main topic during the meeting
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Outlay Surtax on July 1. This tax
is a result of voter approved
Resolution No. 96-30.
For Dealers Located Inside
This surtax will be added to.
the state's six percent Sales and':
Use Tax for a total of 6.5 percent
on most. taxable transactions
occurring in Gulf County for the
next 20 years. Sales tax dealers
located in Gulf County will con-
tinue to collect surtax on sales of
taxable merchandise or taxable
services delivered Into other coun-
ties already imposing a Discre-
tionary Sales Surtax.
In mid-July, the applicable,
new Form DR-15 or DR-15EZ
(Sales and Use .Tax Return book-
let) willlbe issued to dealers locat-
ed in Gulf County, and the one-
half percent ,surtax, rate will be
reflected in the tax rate shown on
the new return. The July return is
due August, 1, andd will be late
after August 20.,
For Dealers Located Outside
Sales tax dealers located out-
side Gulf County must collect this
one-half percent surtax under the'
*beginning July 1, when they
sell a motor vehicle or mobile
home to a purchaser whose resi-
dence address on the registration
or title document is in Gulf
*beginning February IL 1998,
when they sell and deliver any
other taxable merchandise or tax-
able service into Gulf County.
Applies To All Dealers
If any of the conditions listed
in this Florida Department of
Revenue Tax Information Publi-
cation apply, the selling dealer
must collect the surtax at the
one-half percent Gulf County rate
(levied on the first $5,000 of the
sales price of each item or vehicle)
Say Rep. Ale Boyd Actions Will Bear Watching.
"L etter to the Editor* n "t -ppeared in Panama City and he pagne in Washington. Well now
** Dear Editor: "'.', had on a suit and tie. When he she knows. You thought it was all.
The last straw. Some time was running for Representative, I right he was against NAFTA.
ago, you wrote about the visit of wondered who was paying the Against his own party's 'Presi-
Rep. Allen Boyd and what he was bill. Well recently the TV had a dent? Did you know that Boyd
wearing. You said that you liked message to call him. Paid for by and 20 other Democrats have
what he was wearing, clothes like CIO/AFL. I wonder if his Mamma formed a club called The Blue
you had on. Well, just recently he knows whopaid for her ads. You Dogs. I just hope that the vete-
; ,know she threatened to wash out rans who were marching with
S. the mouth of his, opponent for him in one of his ads know that
'.... saying that he was eating steak he and his buddies are against
in Tallahassee and he, would be COLOS for the military, civil ser-
eating caviar and drinking Cham- vants 'and Seniors. I am of the
-e s e opinion that you can't tell a politi-
.Disturbed that clan by what he Is wearing.. I'm
(Fi omPge) O going to keep my eye on him.
Well oll in other ton teacher not Rehired /s/ Fred J. Kleeb, Jr.
Well roll :in~to` another town, 'St. Joe Beach
pound' em in fve'and head to the Dear Editor:' (904) 648-5600
Burger King. I am addressing this to the
iYou see, when you hit the parents of students in the Gulf Tlh nk To EMT
dust going into second, it's not a County School System,. l Hf a S To EMIT
base gained or lost-it's the slide, Just left a'school board for Ouick Service
the competition,' the feel of the meeting and amshoo deeply con-ck service
Wilson A2000 being slapped on bcerned. Due to a technicality an i want to "THANK" the
yourleg, It's the quick turn for the excellent teacher was not re-hired E.M.T.s who saved my son. Dan's
umpire's call., I don't care if to her position. Had the neglect life last Saturday when he almost
Mighty Casey sck out or not- on her part been evident I could choked to death from a bad reac-
he,, was, in,. the.,gane..,,That,. .... have argued. But this was not the t..ion to a medication, new to Dan.
thousand throats and more gave case, Due to-,this and almost I
up a magnificent roar at his mere complete agreement by the school I called "9-1-1-" Bobby Plair,
approach to the plate. leads me to board I feel she should have been arrived before I hung up the
understand he had delivered his reinstated today. The superinten- phone. Debby was right on his
hare of game winners dent, after hearing concerns from heels. They went right to work,
You have aibond with Casey., many parents present and many then the ambulance arrived.
And Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb and others who had called and perL I have never seen such team-
r Mickey Mantle and Ken,Griffey, sonally spoke with him. insisted work. Each anticipating .what the
Jr. and a million others who\'e she reapply for her position. This other needed.
had the good ,,fortune to suit up is an injustice.: Parents we need Dan and I 'will be forever
for.this game.. .. : to voice our concern. Call the su- grateful to them. We don't know
You cherish: the "long" bus perintendent and let him know Jo all their names, but we do appre-
rides", the smell of the locker Hernandez should have never lost ate each of them.,
room, the stickiness of the pine her job. Thanks again, from ,the bot-
tar, the feel of the wind as you Sincerely, tom of my heart. :
round first, the 'high five of a Linda Cope /s/Kathryn L. Lopez
teammate, the post game hug
from a proud mother, the memo-
ries. Yes, most especially, you
cherish the memories.
..You are the game
'I don't have to explain bats on' M1CO
the walls, balls'6on the counters orco BFi k
gloves on the floor to these young Fireworks Festival
men. I' get to enjoy it with
them! You talk about the tie'that SATURDAY, JULY 5'TH
We bought that white van FOOD, ARTS & CRAFTS, SAIL BOAT
back in .1989 specifically to haul RACES, BOAT PARADE, CHILDREN'S
baseball., players to baseball. Y
games. Eight seasons, well over a GAMES AND LIVE MUSIC.
hundred thousand miles, at least THE CANAL PARK WILL OPEN
that many games, and a state
championship later, Cathy wants AT 11:00 A.M. CDT WITH THE FIREWORKS AT
to trade it in. SUNSET
Not me. VENDORS INTERESTED IN A
I've got plans for that van. I'm VENDORS INTERESTED IN A
going to somehow get it into the BOOTH CONTACT JOY HOLDER
den, throw a cquple of batting hel-
mets in the back, roll that side
door wide open and tell everybody
that stops by Charlie used to sit
most of the time in that middle
seat right there ......
EVERYONE IS INVITED FOR A FUN DAY AND A
SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS DISPLAY!
Ouait WrkatAfforabl Prces Cal Tday
and remit it directly to the
Department of Revenue with the
State Sales Tax, using either
Form DR- 15 or Form DR- 1 5EZ,
whichever is applicable.
For More Assistance
This information is intended
to alert you to the requirements
(From Page 1)
the Superintendent concluded.
Tuesday must have been staff
complaint day for the Gulf
County School Board, as it dealt
with several staff problems at its
'Jo Hernandez. a teacher at
"Highland View Elementary
School, had been released due to
certificate problems. She and ,a
host of supporters were present
tod ask that she be reinstated to
her position as, fourth grade
teacher at the school.
Hernandez has held a Florida
certificate for a number of years,
during which she had been mar-
ried to a man in the armed forces
and lived in various places. Dur-
ing this time. requirements for a
Florida certificate had been
changed but the state department
had originally told her she was
Hernandez has since been in-
fnrmed by the state that it had
made a mistake and her certifi-
cate would no longer be accepta-
ble. The school board had no
choice but to release her. She has
since been taking courses to meet
certificate requirements, as well
as doing work on her master's de-,
The board members were
unanimously in favor of relnstat-
ting her and Superintendent Kel-
ley said he would consider her if
she is recommended by the
Pictured above, the final course of asphalt is being laid on Reid
Avenue by Royal American Construction as part of the downtown
Project manager George Douglas said the final stages of the road
work will be occurring over the next few weeks. Decorative concrete
road pavers will be poured at all five intersections beginning on the
west side of Reid. Avenue at Fourth Street and working clockwise
from Fourth to First Street, then on the east side back up to Fifth
Street. The pavers are constructed of fiber mesh concrete which has
proven to be stronger than the traditional concrete utilizing under-
laid steel wire.
Douglas said that each of the. intersections would be closed for
approximately four days as the work progressed to allow for the pour-
ing and curing of the concrete. Reid Avenue and all intersections not
being worked upon will be paved during the process.
PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1997
Curry, Dickson Wed In
Double Ring Ceremony
Elizabeth Munroe Curry best man. Groomsmen were
became the bride of Gregory Allen Chuck Dickson, brother of the
Dickson in the Old Philadelphia groom; John Curry, brother of the
Presbyterian Church in Quincy at bride; and John Arnold, brother-
five o'clock in the afternoon on in-law of the groom. All of the gen-
Saturday, April 26. tlemen wore black tuxedos with
,The Rev. Terry Dyer, pastor of white shirts and black bow ties.
the First Presbyterian Church in Each wore a rosebud bouton-
Cuiinr7 nc rfnormed the doule niere.
The bride is the daug; ter of
Dr. and Mrs. Calvin H. Curry of
Tallahassee, and the groom's par-
ents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles W.
Dickson of Beacon Hill, formerly
Grand, parents of the bride are
the late Mr. and Mrs. Calvin H.
Curry and John Frank Smith and
the late Edna Owens Smith, all of
Quincy. Grandparents of the
groom are the late Mr., and Mrs.
Forman J. Dickson of Greenwood,
and the late Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert
G. Allen of Trixie, Kentucky.
The historical old Philadel-
phia Presbyterian Church, found-'
For her daughter's wedding
the bride's mother chose a two-
piece floor length ivory silken
assemble. The groom's mother
wore a floor length royal blue
sheath dress with a capelet of
flowered georgette. Both mothers
wore a miniature orchid corsage.
The wedding was directed by
Beth May, a relative of the bride.
For the wedding ceremony,
the bride's parents entertained
the wedding party and guests at a
reception at the Sawano Club in
Quincy. The well known band-,
Tom and The Cats, from
Tallahassee, entertained. After
the first dance by the bride and.
Celebrate 50 Years Together
Vance and Elise Rogers will
be celebrating their 50th wedding
anniversary on June 6, at Gulf
Aire Unit 8227 in St. Joe Beach.
All, friends and relatives are
invited but to help the couple to
celebrate family hours are Friday,
June 6 from 6-8 p.m. Friends are
asked to come on Saturday, June
7 from 6-8 p.m. and on Sunday,
June 8 from 6-8 p.m.
Marie Maddox and Glen
Cowan of Lynn Haven are the
proud parents of a son, Blake
Mitchell Cowan, born' May 20 at
Gulf Coast Hospit4l.
Grandparents are Calvin and
Joyce Maddox of Weewahitchka
and Patricia Mauldin.of Panama
City. Great-grandparents are
Lucille Demont and the late Nick
Demont of Clarksville.
The parents of Rachel Lane
and John Huft would like to
remind their friends of the forth-
coming wedding of their children.,
The ceremony will. be held on
Saturday. June 7th at 2:30 p.m.
at St. James Episcopal Church in,
Port St. Joe. ..,
The celebration is being host-
ed by their daughter, Cynthia
Corbicz and theirgranddaughter,
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.
Kinard .^ 639-5176
7 miles north of Wewa, Hwy. 73
Special oldHary Ctru'
ed in 1822. was the home church
of many of the bride's ancestors.
As the guests assembled Dr.
John Wilson and the Tallahassee
Brass Band performed an array of
The lovely bride was escorted
down the aisle by her father. She
was radiant in a long formal ivory'
gown. The fitted bodice, which
extended below the natural waist-
line, was made of puffed silk taffe-
ta. 'The cuffs of the long fitted
sleeves and the piping on the
scooped neckline were of ivory
satin. The bellowing skirt made of
layers of tulle, slightly longer in
the back. gave the effect of an
To complete her bridal outfit,
the bride chose a shoulder length
doubled-layered veil made of the
same material as her gown. She
wore pearl earrings and pearl,
necklace, a gift from the groom.
The bride's bouquet was fash-
ioned with white rose buds.
The bride chose for her maid
of honor, her sister. .Margaret
Curry. Matron of honor was Kelly
Parker Badeau. friend of the bride
Each of the attendants wore
identical full-length formal gowns
of platinum silk taffeta. Both
attendants carried bouquets
made of peach and pink roses,
interspersed with white rose
The bridegroom chose his
friend, .Thomas Hutchinson, as
'groom, young and old alike
enjoyed hours of dancing.
After a honeymoon trip to
Seaside Beach, the couple are at
home in the historical Stockton-
Curry house in Quincy. The home'
was built in 1841 and has been in
the Curry family since 1902. The
bride is the fourth generation of'
Currys to live in the house.
The groom and his parents,
Christopher Long and Alison Lowrey
Mr. and Mrs. Quin Collier
Lowrey of Port St. Joe proudly
announce the engagement of their
daughter Alison Anne to First
Lieutenant *Christopher Michael
Long, U.S. Marine Corps, of.
Lt. Long is the son of Mr. and"
Mrs. Carol H. Long, Jr., of Spring
Hill and the grandson of Mr. and (
Mrs. C. H. Long of Tampa. He is.;
also. the grandson of the late Mr.'
and Mrs. Joseph E. Faraghan of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Dickson,
entertained the wedding party
with a rehearsal dinner on April'
25 at. The .Down Under
Restaurant in Quincy. .' -
The couple were honboees at
a cocktail buffet party on April 8
at the Garden Center in Quincy.
The hosts for the occasion were
Mr. arid Mrs. Max Fletcher and
Dr. and Mrs. Pat Woodward.
On May 18, the bridal couple
was honored at a brunch in
Tallahassee at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Colin English. Other.
hosts were Mr. and Mrs. Pat
Suber and Mr. and Mrs. Giles
For the Memorial Day week-
end, the newlyweds enjoyed a
beach party and cookout 'in
Beacon Hill. Hostesses for the
occasion were Kathy Arnold and
Krissy Gentry. sisters of the
groom. A large group of family
and friends enjoyed the day with
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Alison is the granddaughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Preston Edwards
of Canton, Mississippi, and Mrs.
Dewitt Lowrey of Panama City,
and the late Dewitt Lowrey.
A 1993 graduate of Port S :
Joe High School, Alison will
receive her bachelor of science
degree in August from Florida
State University \with a major in
geology. She plans to pursue a
career in environmental geology.,
Christopher. a 1991 graduate
of Springstead High School and a
1995 graduate of Florida State
University. plans to pursue a law
degree following his military ser- '
vice. He is currently stationed at .... -
Whiting Field NAS in Milton. '
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1997 PAGE SA
Twins are One!
Adam Matthew and Luke
Christian Davis recently turned
one year old.
Adam and Luke are the chil-
dren. of Steve and Lora Davis of
The family of Wayne and Beu-
lah Wimberly, owners of the
shrimp boat sApril Nicole, would
like to thank the members of the
Gulf County Search and Rescue
tea, the White City, St. Joe
Beach, and Highland View Volun-
teer Fire Departments. We would
also like to thank the people of
the community and everyone that
came out to help us in our time of
need. We could not have done it
without your help. We sincerely
thank you and appreciate your
We would like to thank all of
our friends and family who stood
beside us during the loss of my
Minnie, Briah, and Kapril Darnall
Dallas, TX. They are the grand-
children of Lee and Pat Bond of
Oklahoma and Marie Davis. and
the late L.C. Davis of Port St. Joe.
La Shonda Wyatt
Wyatt to Graduate
La Shonda Wyatt will gradu-
ate from Riverside High School in
Durham. North Carolina on June
La Shonda is the daughter of
Sandra Wyatt of Durham and
Clifford Wyatt of Dubuque, Iowa.
Proud grandparents are Eva Pitt-.
man and Sarah Wyatt, both of
Port St. Joe.
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association will be selling
.taco salad dinners on. Friday,
June 13th from 11:00 a.m. until
1:00 p.m. at the Senior Center or
.at Fiank Pate Park in Port St. Joe,
and they will also deliver them to
The cost of the dinner, which
will consist of a taco salad with all
the trimmings is $3.50, and this
includes iced tea. Please call 229-
8466 to place your order.
can't be placed in the Five-Points
Landfill, forcing the landfill opera-
tion to turn back city trucks,
Tharpe said. ,
Any item that is not accept-
able (even a gum wrapper) "can
turn back a whole dump truck
load of trash. The truck then has
to be unloaded and manually
checked in order 'to be finally
dumped at the landfill.
This, of course, slows trash
pickup down to a snail's pace and
becomes extremely labor inten-
"We need to educate city resi-,
dents as to what can and can't be'
placed in the roadside trash,"
Public Works Superintendent
Frank Healy pointed out that '
Department of Environmental
Protection guidelines were very
strict for the county's operation of
the landfill. If something is
Are Needed for,
The first annual St. Joseph
Bay Scallop Festival Is currently.
being planned by the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce and the
St. Joe Bay Committee.
Included in these prepara-
tions are plans to create a scallop
recipe cook book put together by
M.G.R.: Press, a local writers'
Anyone interested in includ-i
ing their favorite scallop recipe in
the book should send a copy to -
Gulf iCounty Chamber ofl,
Commerce (Scallop Recipe), P.O.
Box 964, Port St. Joe, FL 32457.
'Plans for numerous other
activities and events are currently;
underway by the committee. The.
Festival is scheduled for.
Saturday, August 30.
(From Page 1)
dumped that shouldn't be, then
the licensed supervisor can lose
his job and the county can be
fined by DEP,
Healy said any item that has
been in contact with food can't go
in the yard side trash, even some-
'thing as small as a gum wrapper.
Fertilizer bags, coke cans, plastic
beverage bottles, oil containers
(full or empty), aerosol cans, and
even dog food bags have ,been
responsible for trucks being
Tharpe suggested the board
further educate the public on
what can be placed by the road in
order to alleviate the bottleneck
IN OTHER BUSINESS
Sold a surplus boiler for
$3,500 to the highest bidder, SES
Granted a utility permit to
St. Joseph Telecommunications..
.* Agreed to a mutual aid
agreement between the city and
the Gulf County Sheriffs office.
',* 'Set a special meeting for
Thursday at 5:00 between the
mnarna committee and the board.
Agreed to advertise for two,
variances for Gus Griffin and
,Clifford Eugene Jones.
:'* Decided to, let the county
have several surplus items located
at the Hess Oil terminal site.,
The New Bethel A.M.E.
Church Youth Department will
observe annual youth day on,
Sunday, June 8, at the 11:00
The speakeri- will be the Rev.
Charles Clark of Panama City.
Everyone is Invited to come out
and be with them in this special
Fla. Farm Facts
Florida is home to more than
125,000 horse owners, who own
more than 350,Q00 horses valued
in excess of $600 million. Florida-
bred horses rank second only to*
Kentucky in North America in the
amount of purse money and
stakes races won.
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At the May meeting, the Women's Auxiliary of Gulf Pines Hospital
installed its new officers. They are shown above, from left: treasurer,
Onnie Herring: secretary, Lucille Holley; vice president, Flora Long;
and president, Dorothy Pfqst.
The final plans for the mar-
riage of Heather Michele. Nixon
and James Travis Monroe have
been announced. The wedding
will take place on Saturday, June
7 at 6:00 p.m. at the Highland
SView Assembly of God.
No local invitations havebeen:
sent, but all friends and relatives
are invited to attend.
Due to a typographical error,
Leona Mahler was incorrectly
identified as Leon in the article
on the D.A.R. awards. We sin-
cerely apologize for any inconven-
ience this may have caused.,
Also last week. Era McDaniel
was incorrectly identified in a.
photograph as' president of the
Garden Club. Era Daniel is vice-
president and Jean McClamma is
The Gulf County Sheriffs De-
partment arrested .Clayton Doug-
las Wolf (white male, age 26)
Monday evening on several out-
standing warrants from Pensaco-
"la. WoWlfs charges Include at-
tempted murder, sexual- battery,
armed robbery and aggravated
battery, according to Capt. Joe
Nugent of the Gulf County Sher-
Nugent reported Gulf County
Sheriffs Office received a phone
call from Pensacola authorities at
approximately 10:00 p.m. notify-
ing the department that Wolf
might be in the area. ,
Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen and Deputy Shawn
Butler arrested Wolf without inci-
dent approximately one hour lat-
er at a local bar. He is being held
in the Gulf County Jail awaiting
transportation back to Pensacola
to face the various charges.
According to the incident re-
port. Wolf allegedly broke into the
home of his ex-girlfriend In Pen-
sacola; stabbed her boyfriend sev-
eral times, and sexually battered
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Colton Is Four!
Colton Thursby celebrated'
his fourth" birthday on Saturday,
May 311. Colton had a tool party
at his house with many friends
and family members.
Colton is the son of William
and Teresa Thursby of Port St.
Joe. He is the grandson of Ernest
and Donna Thursby of Port St.
Joe; Ralph and, Cathey Hobbs'of
Mexico Beach. and the late Toni.
Mann of Eastpoint. He is the
great-grandson of Mary Mann of
Port St. Joe; Mr. and Mrs. Charlie
Parker of Mexico Beach: Ernes-
tine Thursby and the late Wilmer
Thiursby of Panama City-, Frank
Williams of Columbia, S.C.; and
Helan Williams of Imio, S.C.
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PAGE 6A THE STAR, P ORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1997, ,
Tourney Set For Father's Day
S. Rain or shine, North Florida'q
largest saltwater fishing tourna-
ment-a major fund-raiser fori
three Tallahassee nonprofit or-
ganizations-will soon bring hun-
dreds of anglers and families to
'Big Bend Gulf beaches from Wa-
kulla County to Bay.
As traditional, this year's
event is set for the weekend of Fa-,
thers'.Day. The three-day compe-
tition begins Friday, June 13 and
concludes Sunday. with head-
quarters at The Moorings Marina
Now in its ninth season, last
year's tourney drew more than
550 registered anglers, who com-
peted for $30,000 in cash and
prizes in. four major' divisions.
The event generated more than
$31,000' for its three beneficiary
Alan Richardson, this year's
tournament director, said orga-
nizers are preparing for another
"We're excited by the pros-
pects of having another great
year," he said. "The 'classic has
become the single most important
annual event not only to the
North Florida's saltwater anglers.,
but to many coastal businesses
in our region as well."
Rithardson said that tourna-
ment Is a region-wide event span-
ning the entire Big Bend Gulf
Coast, from the St. Marks in.
Franklin County to Mexico Beach
in Bay County; Anglers are al-
lowed to leave from any port (or
fish from shore) throughout this
100-mile span, although fish
must be brought to Carrabelle to
Presented by Yamaha Marine
Corporation, since 1994 the tour-
nament's title sponsor, and Cobia
Boats, the event features separate
divisions for children, sportsfish-
ermen, professionals and teams.
A flyfishing division, begun in
1994, is an all catch-and-release'
competition in which anglers
bring in photographs instead of
their catches. New for this year
will be a "Billfish Bonus," which
will pay $1,000 cash to the angler
bringing in the .most photos; of
caught (and released) billfish,
specifically sailfish, and marlin.
Throughout the three-day
event will be arts, crafts, and food
booths exhibiting on the marina's
grounds in Carrabelle. Also fea-
tured will be a Saturday fish fry
and a live auction on the Moor-
Begun in 1989 to raise funds
for artificial-reef construction, an
effort spearheaded in the Big
Bend Gulf area by the Tallahas-
see-based, 'non-profit Organiza-
tion for -Artificial Reefs, Inc., the
tournament now supports two
other nonprofit groups. The Flori-
da Wildlife Federation, a state-
wide conservation group, and The
Dick Howser Center for Child-
hood Services, a service organiza-
tion based in Tallahassee that
serves families with physically
and 'emotionally handicapped
children in a seven county region
in North Florida.
- Made A. Snyder
Maude Alice Snyder, 84. of
Wewahitchka, passed away
Wednesday. May 28. in a Blount-
stown hospital following an ex-
tended Illness.' Born in Wewa-
hitchka, she returned there about
25 years ago and was a member
of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include a brother,
Curtis Williams of Wewalitchka;
two sisters, Helen Cramer of At-:
lanta and Enola Fieberman of
Vicksburg. MS; and a number of
nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held
at 2:00 p.m.. C.D.T.. Sunday at
the First Baptist Church 'in
Wewa, conducted by the Rev."
Mike Stroud. Interment followed
in the-family'plot in Milhville Ce-"
r All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home. Wewahitchka Branch
-* *' '
Sallie Faircloth. 89. of White
City, passed -away Monday, June
2. in Bay St. Joseph Care Center.
She was a native of Calhoun
County and had been a long time
resident here .
Survivors include seven
daughters. Jewel Gay of Panama
City,. Vonla Lynn of Howard
Creek, Alice Pippin of Cottondale.
Peggy Cawthon of Florala, AL. El-
eanor. Flint of Live Oak. June
Cray of Carrabelle, and Carah
Knight of Manning. S.C.; three
sons, Frank Faircloth, Robert
Faircloth. and John Faircloth, all
of Mobile, AL: one brother, B. B.
Attaway of Pensacola: 30 grand-
children: 42 great-grandchildren:
and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held
at 2:00 p.m., E.D.T.. Wednesday.
June 4, from the graveside at
Jehu Cemetery. conducted by the
Rev. Jimmy Jinks. Interment fol-
'lowed. ;, ,
All services were under the'
direction of Comforter Funeral,
Leon A. Osborne
Leon A. Osborne, 100,', died
May 19, in Emerald Coast Hospi-,
tal. Bprn in Mobile, Alabama, he.
and his family moved to Apalachi-
cola In 1928 with Shelp's Lumber
Company. where'he was a plainer
mill foreman for many years. In
1948, he was employed with
Franklin County Hospital until he
retired in 1972.
He was a World War I vete-7
ran. He was a lifetime member of
the Knights of Peter Claver, past.
commander of Riser-Simmons,
American Legion Post 282, a lead-,
' er In the Hbly Name Society'
based at Holy Family Church.
and president of the Parent-
Teacher Association at Quinn
He was a Franklin County
Hospital Board member, and an
advisor for the Community Recre-
aUton Center. He was also a vol-
unteer for other social, service or-
ganizations. including .the Boy
Mr. Osborne and his wife.
Anna Mary Osborne, were recog-
nized in early 1996 as the longest
married Catholic couple in the di-
ocese. They were married Febru-
ary 19. 1925. ,
Mr. Osborne was preceded in
death by his youngest daughter,
Elizabeth Ann Osborne.' Besides
his wife, he is survived by a son,
Charles A. Osborne of Port St.
Joe; four daughters, Leontine
Ross, Willie Mary Stephens, An-
nette Fagan and Grace O'Neal, all
of Apalachicola; 34 grandchil-
dren; 62 great-grandchildren: 16
many nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass was celebrat-
ed May 24 at St. Patrick Parish In
Apalachicola. Interment followed
In Magnolia Cemetery.
Since 1990, the event has
been the largest nonprofit saltwa-
ter fishing tournament in North
Florida. For more information,
call (904) 386-FISH.
Free Fishing Days
The Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission (GFC) has des-
ignated June 7 and 8 as Free
Fishing Weekend in Florida. The
free fishing weekend highlights
"National Fishing Week" June 2.
During the free fishing period,
anyone, including rnon-residents,
can sport-fish in any public fresh-
water lake or river in Florida with-
out a fishing license.
"The' free fishing weekend
provides anglers an opportunity
to experience Florida's extraordi-
nary fisheries," Jerry Shireman,
director of the GFC's Division 2o
Fisheries, said. "It also can serve'
as a reminder to those who,
haven't been. fishing in a while
that it is a healthy, fun, outdoor
Gov. Lawton Chiles urged,
Floridians :'to participate in the.
free fishing weekend in a procla-.
mation designating June 2'
through 8 "Fishing .Week in:
During the free fishing period
all other fishiiig laws and regula-'
tions will remain in effect. A copy'
of the Florida Freshwater Sport
Fishing Guide and Regulations'
Summary is' available free from
any fishing license vendor or GFC'
In 1989, the Florida,
Legislature authorized the GFC to;
designate two days each year as'
free fishing days. Since then, the
GFC has set aside two days dur-'
ing "National Fishing Week" as a
free fishing weekend.,
For information about local.
fishing' opportunities and activi-
ties during National Fishing
Week, contact the GFC or call 1-
800-ASK-FISH (275-3474) for up-
to-date fishing regulations and
St. Vincent Island
Free Fishing Days
-St. Vincent' National Wildlife
Refuge will offer, free, freshwater.
fishing days ,announced. Refuge,
Manager Donald J. ,Kosii. Alll
fishermen are encouraged to take
advantage of this special opportu-
nity without having to buy a fish-'
ing license. The purpose of the
free fishing day is to provide peo-
ple anopportunity to experience
the pleasures of fishing or to re-
mind those who have not been in.
awhile what they are missing.
Low water levels may make
access -difficult to Lakes 1
through 5 during the ,month ofU
June. This is due to St. Vincent's
wetland management program
incorporating periodic draw-
A fishing regulations leaflet
with map can be obtained from
the refuge office and visitor center '
,(P.O. Box 447, Apalachicola. FL
32329). Leaflets will also be
mailed upon request by phone at
"4 ... ..
Team Recognized for Achievement
Duane McFarland, coach of the 3A state champion Port St. Joe Sharks' baseball team, receives a
plaque from School Board Chairman Mary Pridgeon in recognition of the. team's winning the state base-
;ball tournament recently in Tampa. Some of the baseball team was present for the presentation. Shown
from left are: Ryan Yeager, Jim Falson, Russell Young, Jay Dixon, Ashley Stephens, Matt Terry, Jarred
Patterson and Ashley Stephens.
Gulf County Adult School be-
gan classes for the summer ses-
sion op Monday, June 2. Classes
will be available Monday through
Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:45
p.m. Anyone wishing to enroll.
may do so by ,coming to the
school at any time during these
The adult school works with
each student on an Individual ba-
sis to meet specific needs. They
offer GED remediation as well as
course work for a regular adult
diploma. People wishing to up-
grade their skills in a certain area
or for a certain test can also be
given work in that one subject. If
you want a GED. a diploma or as-
sistance in a specific subject.
they can- help yoii. They will be
glad to answer any.iquestions if
you call 227-1744.
Students not 'presently
enrolled in Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary, School, but who plan to
attend for the 1997-98 school
year, should register as soon as
possible. SchooJ. office hours are
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 ,p.m.. Monday
through Thursday.'The school
phone number is 227-1221.
For the deal of your life,_
JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
2251 W. 23rd St.
PANAMA CITY, FL 32405
\ -> Rosasco Realty (904) 227-1774
Licensed Real Estate Broker 800-648-6531
, EBAY/ ,,' -
I *' *
"Nice single family home in Cape Plantation" Address: 103 Plantation Drive
4 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths, 2 car garage wuh concrete djmrewi'ay range. oEn wih hood reinger.a-
tor, dishwasher. Well and septic system. Close to St. Joe Country Club. Price reduced to $108,000.
1996 Chevrolet Lumina
Factory Program. Remainder of Warranty.
1994 Buick Regal
20,000 Miles. Program Vehicle.
Remainder of Factory Warranty.
1996 Plymouth Breeze
18,000 Miles. 4 Door. AM/FM Cassette.
Remainder of Factory Warranty.
Billy Carr's Used Cars, ,.
1976 Highway 98 Port St. Joe, FL
YAMAHABARINE B16 BEND
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The Wewahitchka State Bank will be accepting bids
on the following:
1990 Cadillac Sedan Devllle
We will accept bids through June 6, 1997.
The Wewahltchka State Bank reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
Ste, May 22, 29. and June 5, 1997.
IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: The Marriage of
TOMASA AVITIA VILIANUEVA,.
Wife/Respondent. CASE NO. 97-180
TO: TOMASA AVITIA VILIANUEVA
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
for Dissolution of Mamrrage has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses. if any. to this action on DAID C.
GASKIN. ESQ. PeUUtioner's attorney. whose
address is Post Ofnice Box 185 %Vewahitchka,
Florida 32465. c,n or before the 20 day of June.
i997. and file the original wit, the Clerk of [ this
Court either before semice on petitioner's attorney
or Immediately thereafter. otherwaie a default aill
be entered against you for the relief demanded In
the petition. .
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court'
'on the 20th day of May 1997 C
Benny C. ULister
Clerk orCircult Court.
By /s/ M. Vaughan
Deputy clerk I
4tc, May 22 and 29, and June 5 and 12, 1997."
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
INRE: The Marriage of
USA MICHELLE DAVIS
and CASE NO.: 97-183'
WILLIAMI EARL DA'.IS
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO- Wilham Earl Da'is
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a petu:.nn
for dissolutLion clf man-lrie has been fie-. ] oaisi
you and that .roJ are ieqolred to serve a copy l.f
vour resp.rinse or pleading to the peuu-i upori
Petitioner's attoniy TiliothriVy J MNlFalaiid P 0
Box 202, Port St. Joe. Flanodc 32456, .iri file the
original resporne or pleading un the office o1 Clerk
of the Circult Court. 1000 Fifth Street. orn St Joe,
Florida 32456. on or before the 28th day of July,
19ij7 Ifyou fall t, do so a defult l iuirnient will be
taken against ,ou for the relief demanded In trhe
DATED AT PORT 'ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY,
SFLORIDA.-tills May 22nd 1997.. '
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT'
BY- /3/ M. Vaughan
4tc, May 29 .nd June 5. 12 and 19. 19]97
THE WEWABITCHKA BOARD OF CITY COM-
MISSIONERS WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING
AT CITY HALL 6:30 PM JUNE 9. 1997 ON
VACATING A PORTION OF RHODES DR.
RIGHT OF WAY.
The City Corrrumse.-n will lecele Public ir-,F' -n
the 'ir-Lento c te tue Soulth prr.trn Ih.he
Dr. ngt- of a. fr,,r-r 'e ..uth nrght orf aa) oI on
7 ,. ltle- located on [he N.rth pr.-.perty line ofr tre
Martene MNadtck WhLtileld property Ip rcel 21441
.to thie Ater edgr :1 Lake Alice
ite. June 5. 1997.
PUBLIC LEGAL NOTICE
A Work and Gain Economirc Sell' Sufflclencc
(WAGESI Plan is atallable for review at tie Gull"
Coast Workc.rce Deeilopment Biard orTitces t Gull
Coast tctommunit) College 5230 West Eb S.
Hlgt-rwr .A9 Pan-iarna City. FL 32401 or by callng
It. June 5 19197
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
i, JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
RALPH MILLS SR..
CASE NO.: 95-0403
RELEASE WARD. ird
ALL THE-tI ,'.LAMINl. Tn1TI. HERLiN.
') l'enrd i.rr to.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE Lr herebi dhen ult-r.L puhiAant to an
Order .3 Final Judgnr-en, entered in the above-
styles cause I dil sell ,t public s.ale 6 :ti. high-
est and best bidder lrot ca-.h. at the front door ,l tire
Clerk's office of the courthouse of Cull Co-,nt.
Flocnda. at te- hKur ofI II 00 am on tire 26ti da'.
of June. 1997. the properir situated In Gull
County. Florida described as
LOLt 9 and 10 of Block 8 ,i Linil 4. Riter ide
EstLates. Addclron to Iola acc-:.i-ding iern. o.flCcal
map or plot trhereoc on file in fhe urTice r.f tht Clerk
of Circuit Court. Gulfl'Counr) Fltrida.
DATED this the 28th d.s ol M.a. 19-:7.
Clerk of the Courn
aB. .si M VauNir-.
2tc. June Sand 12 19-7.
St Joseph Telephone & Telegraph Notice
ST. JOSEPH TELEPHONE a TELEGRAPH COMPA-
NY L, pleased to announce that a Petitlun wdil be
Bled with the FLORIDA PUBLIC SERVICE COM
MISSION seeking approol of the cc-,nolldate.n lof
Gulf Telephone C-.:-rpui and the Floralrs
Telephone Comtrpan).i. Inr. into T. JOSEFH iETLE
PHONE & TELEGRAPH COMPANY. tihe i.-oclated
transfer of the ceuiicr-s :. l Fuli.ll c.:,.i eri et'ncee
and necessiu of Gull Telephone Comnpiny and The
Florala Telephone Compaji lIa.. sid the change
of the rrTne .-f ST .,JOCPH TELEPHONE & TELE.
GRAPH COMPANY -:. GTC. INC NO CHANGE in
customer rates or senice will be propo-ed in Lihe
peution. li ,ou h.aoe ans quesctins resrding tzi-L
mate, please c.intact Bill Tiir.trra ST. JOSEPH
TELEP-HIoTE & TELEGRAPH COMiFA". i5.-2 F'l h
StreeL. Porl St Joe Florida 32456 11A -0 Ar
2tc, June 5and 12, 1997.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE DIVISION
DONNA d. CANNON. File Number: 97-29-CP
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of Donna J.
Cannon, deceased, File Number 97-29-CP, In
pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida. Probate Division, the address of which Is
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street, Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses
of the personal, representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED,
All persons on whom this notice Is served
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the personal repre-
sentative, venue, or jurlsdictl-n oni this Court are
required to file their ,Abl.Iuons .with t-is CouCt
WITHIN THE LATER OF TI-REE 131 MONTHS
AFTER T-f DATE. '-,F THE FIR.T PUBLICATION
OF T-US No.TICE OR 'TI-I.RTY 'J.lr D.L- AFTER
THE DATE .:.r SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS-
NOTICE uN T1-f M
All credituo-i of he decedent and ,the per-
.o-ns hating Jairr or denriandc. as.i.nst decedent's
estate Con v n.1m a cp p f i d dL notice L.- red with-
ing h-': 31] mrnU.Lt,- alter tie d t.i- .-' de first pFub-
Ucaluj,. of this notice muAt lie their clairnm Al-h
thI- C-iun THIN THE LATER OF THREE 131
MONTHS AFTER Ti-1- DAlTE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF -TidS NOnICE OR THIRTY (301 DAYS
AFTER T"-IEM DATE OF SEF'ICE :sF A CO'rY OF
ilHIS Nou-TIE I-N THE.N
All other creditors :.t [the decedent and per-
S.:-Lz harinrg clain- o denrinds dgairnt "he dece-
dent' estate truistr 'ile tilr clieJms %i ih thL Court
1TI-tiN TiHREfC UiO MON'-iS AF fTEr 'T-If. DATE OF
1il-WE FiRS'T -.LILCATIONf i.- Ti-IS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date *oI Ifi- r publj:auoi .of this Nouce is
June 5, 19)7
Aritoney fur Per-.irnal Repi.-eetiative.
Chartles A. Co- ji
Pot OflTjie B.x 8 .
Port Sr j.:.. FL 32-156
Teleph-r.n..19 141 227- I 9-
Flinda Basi N.:. -399070
Sherl Anri G rdor,
7616 Cluster Road
PFanima Cit FL 32404
Patric. Mane Fisher
5u3 Madison Sutreet ',
F-. S Je FL3215 .
2tc,June5and 12 1997 ., '
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
Nouce Ia hereby grTen thaL pursuant to Chapter
865 Od Florida Statutes. the undersigned Intendr
w register with the Dlsi n ol Corporatlori,.
Depar-rer, c.1 State. the tLuuLouu trade name
urrder whi h it will be engaged In business and Iii
which said b.stness is to be carried on to-wivt
NAME FTO BE REGISTERED: Rodney Hall Roofing
MAILING ADDRESS: 2026 Mar-vin Asenue. P.ort St
Jle Flondi 32456
OWNTER (S)- Rodney -all.
lip June 5. 1997.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Frrank
Pate. Jr.. 'he. holder -f the f-llo9vr1g Tax Cerunflate
has Illed sud certillatre foi a Lo. deed to be lissu.'
SLheieoni. The certificate number and ,eai of
L.uar. nce the decriptlon ,:1 the proper. and the
inTrie, in which it wi.: a...e.ed are as fllors:
SCertll-ate ,Ni .:. Applicaur, NNo 97-17
Year ,. .lsuance. 190 R. E -No. 0060 dOl
Description of Property:
L;.t 4 Blo.ck A" R-d Bull Island. Gulf
C -unri. Fl:rtd3 Corninence at the S3utheast co .-
ner .rf ULIS GcJ'rent L:L No. 2 tin Fr.ctonal
Secuir-, 30. TecT-LI-p 4 SuLth. Range 9 West. Gul"
: Cu('ltir. Fliol.'thar.Ie retl Nort-l i 1orI 45.4 leet along
the lot line: thence iurn N85:05W. 1162.01 lee .
.,1.ing the Souith R/W line -f Red Bull Island Drhie,
theni:e run N26:28AV. 148.79 feet 3nlr g the
S.uLhhi[rrtrr, RW hince Rlter R ,c: "d-,r.:e run
v63:32V1. 179644 feeL thence rlun NmT ITI'W
21.00 feet for ;, Pa:t> ,:.1 B_ inniig Iroir sald Prinr
ol Bernnin. orun &02 49.W. 15364 -eL more eor
less. u a c.j.al. thence run Norlhee.iterly along
said conal 100 05 feer m.n-re -r less: thence run
PJ02 49'E 150.84 fI'eet nut or lei a c:- n ...rete
r, rr.n Te,,i.L ther..r: R-u a 5 I r. '0 0 e*t U. uiL
Polri Al Beintiino.
N.-rre n whcli xasessed. Chmsi P.Ie-
All [. .aold property Lengin the Gullf Ccurrt.
Staie fl Florida.
Unless ,u'h c'-rullc-tea hat b., edepneir
ac.:.,rrltr >? 3w ,Lh:. prupcit) d:.cnbLed in ,uch
ceruil ate will be sold to the hlignret bidder in the
Ifron Lobby ol the Gull County Cour'thouse at
11 00 A.M. E ST c.n Wrdnesda,. die 2i.d day of
Dalted 'lr sL 2 l d.i 1 t.I Ma., 1 97.
BENNY .. Li TER
CLERK OF IHE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Rebecca L. Nuitis
41, ri 12. I ranod 26. 1997
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING .
N :ortl ,.e=r Flonils ref.g .iirl HeLin Auth.,rlr., iv. ll
hold Publ.. H'earring- at 2 O1 p m. CSI. .June 17
It97 it tLie Crentral Office :.1 the Authurit ait 530
i i.wil SLCrtEL Grar-elle Flrlda. The purpose ...I
li-o, Publi. Heaing Ls ;t:- pr--sen' f-r reile,- ,nd
rommni'-t. tlie .fAuith tys Corrpreh 'rnie Grcan
Program .pplicauon to t.'? ubirlrted :to the LI 5-.
Deparltmenti Hlouting aid LIUrbL. Deselopreilt
foorfu dlnr.g app, p -"-i Fkt--de.ln r. f -Tu hri'_liig
>. .orplep : Ic.al gT-:errnnmcrnt collicial_ aird art-
*other ntt-tireted persons are encouraged to atterd
A lI-it 1" inr.odernizatrun acutldes included i ,the
Comprceensi\e Giantr aipplicauan. will be pr.urled
priFlr t tthe Public Hearing., which will pir,.-ide
iihtere.ted p~i-nor-. unable to Uateiid the Hearitht
the cpporilnlry ro submit their comments in wnrl
2 te ..ianre 'ad 12 1497
NOTICE OF IMPOUNDED ANIMALS
June 02, 1997
STO RECLALIT1 ATILLLS CO,\TACT 7THE PORT ST. JOE
POLICE DEPARTED TVIT FROM 8:00 Al.7f. TO 5:00 P.M.,,
,lOVDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. .
DESCRIPTION SEX PICK-UP LOCATION
Small Gray/Black Cat Unknown 5/27/97 Broad Street
Large WhiteiBlack Bird Dog Male 5/29/97 Allen Memorial
No Collars on Animals.
Indian Pass Marine
2178 Hwy. C 30 227-1666 Port St. Joe
.... ~ Simmons Bayou across from Pic's
\ '' BPr Convenience Store
fJohnsoan y SYSTEMATCHED
OU.ITBOARDS PARTS & ACCESSORIES
\\ Authorized Johnson Dealer
Parts & Accessories
SERVICE & REPAIRS
Eleven players from Gulf
County received All-State honors'
in baseball and softball in Class
2A and 3A. The Wewahitchka
Gators' baseball team was repre-
sented by two players. Ike Mincy
was selected as a second team
pitcher and Josh Baxley was
named second team designated
hitter. Mincy (5-5) pitched 61
innings with an ERA of 1.40 and
collected 90 strikeouts. Baxley hit
.389 with 14 RBI and had 21
Three players were selected
off the Lady Gators' softball team.
which made it to the Final-Four
before being defeated by
Westminnister Christian 4-0,.
Thelma Bryant was named as a
first team pitcher and Amandai
Davis was selected as the first
team catcher. Diana Taunton was
chosen as a second team Infielder
Bryant (22-2) pitched 151
innings on the year, gave up 15
earned runs and 74 hits. struck
out 202 batters and had a 0.615
ERA. At the plate, Bryant hit .402
with 12 doubles, one triple, two
home runs and 32 RBI. Davis hit
.537 for the season with 14 dou-
bles, three triples, two home runs,
43 RBI and scored 34 times.
Taunton hit .347 with four dou-
bles, four triples, two home runs,-
31 RBI and had a team leading 38
The Port St. Joe Sharks base-
ball team, the Class 3A State
Champions, had six players
selected for All-State honors. This
was more than any other school
in Class 3A. Brian Jenkins was
selected first te.am catcher,
Cameron Likely was a first team
outfielder and Ryan Yeager was a
first team utility player selection.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1997 PAGE 7A
Linda's Enters --
Port St. Joe Dixie Youth's
Major League champions, Linda's, ; -
has captured ,the championship
title for the 1997 season-mark- e
ing their second consecutive
year-with a season record of 15-
2. The championship team is
sponsored by Linda's Restaurant .
of Port St. Joe.
The Port St. Joe team will '
enter the District IV Tournament
of Champions which begins this
weekend in Bayou George. Games '
scheduled for Saturday include .
Parker versus Bayou George at 5
p.m. (ET); Apalachicola versus
Callaway at 7 p.m (ET): and Port L.. ,
St. Joe versus Wewahitchka at 9 .
The Winner of Saturday's Gulf t il
County "showdown" will face
Springfield on Monday evening at
7 p.m. (ETI. The loser will play ...-
Wednesday at 9 p.m. (ET). encouraged to itavtci to Ba
Everyone is' invited and George Saturday and thiougl
Gulf County Represented
Well In All-State Selections
for Baseball and Softball
\\ayne Summers was' selected as
a second team utility player.
Russell Young was named as a
third team pitcher and Jesse
Colbert was a thhid team desig-
nated hitter selection.
Cameron Likely led the
Sharks with a .505 batting aver-
age, eight doubles, two triples,
one home run. 17 RBI and stole
.28 bases Ryan Yeager hl. .490
with I I doubles, two .triples arid
33 RBl. On the mound, Yeager (8-
3) pitched 57 and two-thirds
innings and gave up 47 lilts, 17
earned runs, had an ERA of 2.06
and struck out 51 batters
Brian Jenkins hit .489 with
12 doubles foui tinples, three
home runs and, 35 RBI. Wayne,
Summers hit .469 with 1] dou-
bles. four home runs. 35 RPJIl and
stole 15 bases. On the mound.
Summers (6-11 pitched 37 and
one-third innings and gave up 33
hits. 18 earned runs. had an ERA
of 3.38 and struck out 40 batters.
Jesse Colbert hit .351 with 12
doubles. three triples. twvo home
runs and 31 RBI Russell Young
was 10-1 on the season with a
2.47 ERA in 73 and two-thirds
inrniL's gave utp -6.6 hits. 26
earned runs and struck out 74
Fla. Farm Facts
F 101 orida ranks No. 1 nablonalli,
in the pioldurlion and alue of
watermelons a,.counting for over
17 percent of tihe nation'-s ca-sl,
SSt u i.Sa',T i 'Itii Tie Star
Back to Back
s-- M fc. *Champs
r Kneeling, left to
.. right, are: Justin
----- aBailey, Stephen
Stitt, Lloyd Price, T.
W C. Chambers and
Standing, left to
right, are: Assistant
Coach Curtis Little,
o Nixon, Chris Shearer,
Bobby Phillips and
Assistant Coach Phil
SMcCroan. Player not
available for the
the followl ng. week Aened support photo was Bo Lenorx.i
your favorite Gulf County team.,
Do You Feel A Change in the Air?
It has been said that "Change is the spice of life". Certainly in
today's real estate market, advances in technology have
opened the eyes of the world to our area!
In keeping with the pace of a changing market, Rivers ana
Lakes Realty, has expanded its doors to a new market and
added a 'sister office" in Port St. Joe.
d St. Joseph Bay Realty
located at 220 Reid Avenue. right next to Julie's Restaurant.
Rivers and Lakes Realty and Se Joseph Bay Realty will
work hand in hand to market. our listings to an even broader
area We are excited to be able to keep our "small town"
offices and at the same time compete with the big companit,s
by staying on the cutting edge of technology.
Our realtor, Perry McFarland, will make the change to St.
Joseph Bay Realty, and you will be seeing him with the green
and white "St. Joseph Bay Realty" signs on his truck! In
addition, St Joseph Bay Realty proudly welcomes our
-neWest realtor, John Mitchell Hanlon.
We join together in thanking you Port St. Joe, for
your support and confidence. Call us for all of
your rcal estate needs. ,o just to chat!
I' 220 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(904) 227-1700 I s.J
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May 1 through June 30, 1997
joi n l u b.
Join the St. Joseph Bay Country Club
for Half Price Plus Dues :. :
l for the Current'Quarter a.
Monthly Rates Inclusive of Tax
Family $50.35 Single $45.05 House $29.15
Applications Available in Golf Shop and
Clubhiouse You questions can be answered by calling 227-1757
SEqual Opportunity Consideration on All Menmbirship.Applicatiouns
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Jenkins Picked in
Meets To Be Held
Summer track meets will be ,
held on Tuesday nights at 6:30
p.m. at the Port St. Joe High
School track. Age groups are as
follows: 'six-under, seven-eight,
nine-ten, 11-12. 13-14, 15-16,'
17-18. and 19-above.
Ribbons will be presented to
the first, second, and third place
finishes as well as all partici-
pants. Trophies willlbe awarded
to the top three point scorers in
each age group at the final track
For more information contact
Scott Gowan at 229-2720.
Gulf Rifle Club
The Gulf Rifle club: will hold
Its'monthly business meeting at.
the range on Highway 71 on
'Thursday, June 5, starting 'at-
6:30 p.m. All members are invited.
to attend and take part in the op-
eration of the club. Manpower Is
needed to complete the covered
firing line. Any members wanting
to help should attend the meeting
or come out to work on Saturday
On May 24, the Rifle Club
held their monthly PPC and FPOA
bullseye matches. David Whitfield
was the winner of both matches
with a score of 531 in the PPC
match and a score of 519 in the
After having a remarkable
season, three seniors off the Port
St. Joe Sharks baseball team wait
to see if they are selected in this
week's baseball amateur draft.
Brian Jenkins, Cameron Likely
and Ryan Yeager have received
their share of attention from pro-
fessional baseball scouts
throughout this past season.
Brian Jenkins received a
phone call at 2:54 Tuesday after-
noon from the New York Mets
after being selected as their 5th
round pick. "I expected to go in
the top five rounds, but I didn't
expect it would be to the Mets,"'
said Jenkins. "I only talked with
them once. I thought I'd go to
Minnesota or the Chicago Cubs
because' they were the ones who
talked with me the most, but I'm
Jenkins will be meeting with
a representative of the Mets with-
in the next few days to discuss
provisions of the draft offer.
Assistant Coach Christian
McCarter and family friend Rick"
Williams, both who have been
through the draft process before,
will be on hand to advise Jenkins.
Brian Jenkins hit .489 for the
Sharks this season. Jenkins also
had 35 RBI, three home runs, 12
doubles, four triples, nine walks
arid only four strikeouts in 103
Cameron Likely and Ryan
Yeager are still waiting to see if
they are chosen in the draft. The
draft is projected to last through
Thursday; June 5. All three have'
already signed to play.junior col-;
lege baseball. Likely and Jenkins'
signed with Chipola Juniori
College while Yeager signed with'
Gulf Coast Community College.
On May 30th and 31st, Brian
Jenkins, member of the Port St.'
Joe Sharks championship base-
ball team, was selected this year
to compete in the 1997 Florida,
Athletics All-Star Baseball
Sebring hosted this tourna-
ment which was a showcase of
Florida's finest.' Brian represented
the Northern team as the starting
catcher. During the Classic, he
also played left and right field.
The Northern team won the
first game of the tournament over
Southern, 7-5. Brian went two for
two with one RBI, and he got the
first hit and RBI.
In game #2, the North was
defeated by the West, 5-4. Brian
went one for three with one RBI,
bringing his tournament total to
two singles-and one double.
According to Baseball
America, Brian has been ranked
as the #1 catcher in the state of
Brian had a great time at the
tournament and even played
against some of his old basketball
rivals from the South. The entire
Jenkins family would like to
thank Preble-Rish, Inc., Consul-
ting Engineers for their support
and sponsorship of this tourna-
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Coach Pitch All Stars
Seated, to r: James Cawthron; Chuck Simmons, Brandon Strickland, Chase Butler, Sam
Ellmer, Michael Byrd, DeSean North and Robby Martin. Kneeling: Matthew Wright, Justin Pierce,
Robby Newton, Adamn, Cooper, Blake Barnes, Grant Glass and Mason Adkison. Players standing:
Britton Brown, Philipp Fuze, Matthew Gannon, Randy Myrick, Matthew Hunter, Ramon Beard,
Vincent Simon, Kiara Fenn and Bryce Nelson. Coaches standing: Brent Pierce, Stacey Strickland,
Dit Butler, Rusty Brown, Mark Ellmer, John Wright, Eddie Martin, Bo Patterson and Marshall
Nelson. '' '
Major LeagueAll Stars
SSeated, lto r: Zach Williams, Ryan Laine, Micah Dodson, Raye Bailey, Collins Abrams, Stephen
Gaddis, James Walker, Terrance Chambers, Michael Douds, Aaron Watson and B.J. Strickland.
Kneeling: Jason Mathes, Adrian Peterson, Patrick Fitzgerald, Cody Strickland, Bobby Phillips,
Byron Jones, Chris Knox, James Daniels and Stephen Tarantino. Players standing: Chris Shearer,
Brian Bizek, Thomas Lee, Bryan Thomas, Adam Nixon, Josh Smith, Dustin Powell, Sean Mayo and
Aaron Hamm. Managers standing: Bill Dodson, Donald Thomas, Harlan Haddock, Buddy Hamm,
Randy Phillips and Tommy Watson. Bo Lenox was not available for photo.
If you've been suffering
occasional pain in your neck
head, or jaws, make an ap-
pointment with your dentist to
find out if you have a cran-
iomandibular disorder. These
disorders affect about 50 mil-
lion Americans. Symptoms
range from ringing and buz-
zing in the ears, dizziness,
headaches, and earaches to
neck and shoulder pain. When
dentally-related, these disor-
ders usually occur when the
lower and upper jaws are out
,, Often the problem begins
with the loss of back teeth.
This leads to a shifting of the
remaining teeth and stress on
the chewing muscles. Some-
'View.s On -Dental Healft
: FRANK D.MAY, D.M.D.
times this creates painful
spasms. One of the treatments
involves alering the position,
and shape of he teeth to bring
the chewing muscles into a
proper working relationship
with the jaw.
The patient is fitted with a
temporary, removable plastic
bridge until symptoms have
disappeared and the teeth are
properly aligned. He or she
can then be fitted with perma-
Prepared as a public service to pro-
mote better dental health. From the
office of FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.,
319 Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.
Minor League All Stars
Kneeling, 1 to r: Daniel Welch, Andrew Furr, Justin Henderson; T.C. Woullard, Chad Hendrix,
Kyle Livingston and Jordan Todd. First standing row: Ryan Wood, Jared Smith, Joey Shearer,
Leland Ray, Andrew White, Mica Ashcraft, Chaes Tharpe, Jake Howze and Channing Beard. Second
standing row: Kyle Pickett, Justin Demand, Ryan Craig, Andrea Hernandez, Jarrod McArdle, Justin
Catrett, Josh Jenkins, Keijuan Sims, Ashton Larry, Tom Boone, Steven Dykes, Jed Bolyard and
Brian Glass. Jake Owens was not available for photo.
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"Your Health Department Is A Bargain"-Kent tells otarians
Immunization Program Has Cured Many Common Diseases to Become Scarce
Doug Kent, director of the
Gulf County Health Department
told Rotarians last Thursday,
'You get more than your money's
worth from what you invest in the
Gulf County Health Department.
The money the public saves from
our operations is in addition to
what its immunization program
Two Florida scrub jays on a nest. The bird's scientific name, Aphelocoma coerulescens, refers to
smoothness of feathers and the bright blue color. unlike the more common blue jay, the scrub jay has no
crest. Photo Credit; Florida Audubon Society
Clinic Offers Parent Workshop
On Attention Deficit Disorder
Does your child constantly
forget what you've said, stay in
trouble at school for not doing his
S work, and never finish his
chores? Do you have the urge to
strangle him on a regular basis?
Is he always on your nerves
because he can't be still and he's
You may have a child who Is
S eidlbiluhg the characterisLics of
atte-ntin deficit disorder tADD).
Sometimes children who have
* ADD have no behavior problems.
but simply can't keep their mind
The Citizens Committee for
the Mexico Beach Independence
Day Celebration would like to ex-
-press their gratitude to the follow-
ing people and businesses for
their generosity and support of
the independence Day Celebra-
tion planned for the city.
The following contributed
1$250 or more and are considered
sponsors: Driftwood Inn, The
Fishhouse, ERA Parker Real Es-
tate, Mexico Beach Marina. Jas
Edmund Corry, Citizens Federal
Savings Bank, The City of Mexico
Beach, At Your Service Construc-
tion Co., Sharon's Cafe, El Gov-
ernor Motel. Fantasy Properties,
Toucan's, Elizabeth Thompson
Need Extra Cash?
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on their schoolwork.
Parents who suspect their
children have attention deficit
disorder or whose children have
been diagnosed with attention
deficit disorder may learn more
about this problem at a workshop
presented by the Gulf County
Guidance Clinic on Saturday,
June 7 from 9:00 a.m.. to 12:00
at the Wellness Center. located at
t--he corner of Third Street and
Williams Avenue In Port St. Joe.
Information will include what
Real Estate. Hidden Lagoon. Tou-
can's Gift Shop, Blue Water inn
and Marina. Sandman Motel. Top
of the Gulf, and Pelican Motel.
The following contributed
$100 or more and are considered
patrons: Taylor Boat Works, Joe
DiLorenzo, St. Joe Telecommini-
cations, Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Bloem-
sma, Mr. & Mrs. F. Scruggs. Mr.
& Mrs. P. Miller, Cathey's Ace
Hardware, Newberry Eye Clinic,
Harmon Realty,' James Fallon,
Gary Howren, Mexico Beach Gro-
ceries, Tyndall Federal Credit Un-
ion, Surfside Inn, Lookout
Lounge, The Beachwalk, W.
Krause, Chris Matincheck. Mr. &
Mrs. Gary M. Gibbs. Chubby
Chicken, Mr. & Mrs. Harry Coop-
er, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Thiel, and M.
Douglas Hollberg, Jr.
All contributions are greatly
appreciated and needed and will
be applied to a day of festivities
and a night of spectacular fire-
ADD is and isn't, other problems
that can go along with ADD, how
to get help and treatment, and
what parents can do to help their
children deal with it.
The program will be present-
ed by Gloria Dumas, a nationally
certified school psychologist For
more information. or to sign up
for this free workshop, call the
Gulf County Guidance Clinic at
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1997 PAGE 1B
To the Citizens of Port St. Joe,
I would like to thank you for elect-
ing me your City Commissioner, and
giving me the opportunity to serve
you. I will do my very best for you and
Again, I want to thank you.
Damon McNair, Jr.
Thank You, Thank YouX Thank You
saves in anxiety over your sick
Kent said that common, eve-
ryday diseases that formerly re-
quired Immunization to protect
children have all but disappeared
from the scene since the health
,service started giving immuniza-
These include diseases such
as measles, mumps, rubella, po-
lio, diphtheria, hepatitis B and
chicken pox. Some of these dis-
eases are still around and active
but their presence is considerably
diminished with the required pro-
gram for a child to take before he
Pointing to the success of the
program and how it is being uti-
lized. Kent told about 'another
regimen now required by the
schools. Students entering the
seventh grade must take a hepa-
titis B booster series. "I checked
with the Superintendent of Edu-
cation, and he tells me there are
only five students in all of Gulf
County who have not started the
series of shots." Kent told his lis-
'This saves you money in, few-
er absences by your employees
with a need to care for a sick
child; it is less- stress against
your medical coverage, and it is
less expense to your employees
for medication," Kent empha-
sized. "System-wide, we figure the
benefits ratio Is about 300 to 1."
Kent said the Health Depart-
ment headquarters needs a new
and larger building. "I have put a
new building In my projected Im-
provements to be funded within
five years, with hopes that it will
be. Of course, our immunization
is only one of many preventative
programs operated out *of the
SKent stressed the bargain of-
fered by his department by re-
vealing that It operates on a bud-
get, of $1,112,938 per year. The
State of Florida picks up about
80% of the expense while Gulf
County Is responsible for only
3%. The rest of the budget is
funded by federal and private
sources, such as a minimal
charge placed against the individ-
ual for services rendered.
Guests of the club were Mary
Cook of Pelham, Georgia; Candler
Brown of Decatur; -Georgia and
Ernie Morgan of Port St. Joe.
You've got exciting plans
"this Summer. So do we.
I Ages K-4 through 5th Grade Levels
Academic Program 8:00 a.m. 12:00 Noon
(Mat Language, Phonics, Reading, Spelling)
SLunch 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
Recreation 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Full Day ...................... $60.00 per week
Half Day ...................... $40.00 per week
Grades 6 8
Academics Only 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
$40.00 per week
Rate plans starting at $13.95 and
360 free minutes to use this summer.
I "Futurekids" Computer Camp I
Beginning June 16th
All activities are open to all children in community, especial-
ly recommended for students who need extra help to better
prepare them for next year. ,
Call for additional information
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Information resulting in the arrest of Person or Persons respon-
sible for the Intentional Shooting and Killing of ("Lucky") White
Eskimo Spitz, age 14, at his home 312 S. Canal Drive (Overstreet).
This cruel killing happened on the evening of May 9, 1997
(Friday). "Lucky" was shot at close range between the eyes. Will
your animal be next??
Please call the Gulf County Sheriff's Department at (904) 227-
1115 or Melvin Nachtsheim at (904) 647-5006.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1997 PAGE 3B
Postal Service Files Rate Reform For Parcels
The Postal Service has taken
the next step in modernizing the
classification and price structures
of its services by filing a cus-
tomer-friendly parcel reform case
with the independent Postal Rate
Authorized by the Postal
Service's Board of Governors in
January, this filing introduces
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Decorative New Sidewalks
New sidewaks installed on Reid Avenue in the downtown
revitalization program feature inserts of decorative pavers
all the way down both sides of the street. The new sidewalks
replace the old walkways which hadbeen in place since the
1930's. Much patching and many needs for even more"
patching had gone on since that time.
FEMA Warns Against
Hurricane Assistance Fraud
:With the arrival of the 1997,
hurricane season, the Federal
Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) warned that aggressive
action will be taken against any
criminal attempt to defraud the
federal government in connection
with disaster aid .for hurricane
According to Paul J. Lillls, 'as-
sistant inspector general for the
Investigations Division of FEMA's
Office of the Inspector General,
the vast majority of people seek-
i4g disaster ail are legally erti-
fled to apply for it. However,'.he
ibted that 48 Individuals were ei-
9' their arrested or convicted over
the last 20. months for disaster-
related fraud resulting in more
than $19 million in fines, restltu-
tion and other federal savings.:,,
%-, "As another hurricane season
begins, we find these criminal ac-
tions particularly significant be-
cause they serve as a remainder
that the federal government will
arrest and prosecute anyone who
attempts to gain Illegally from
other people's tragic losses." Lillis
said. He emphasized that theft of
government property or claiming
false hurricane losses are felony
charges and carry a maximum
five-year prison term and/or a
SLllls ,noted that two ongoing
federal investigative task forces in
Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin
Islands are expected: to produce
additional indictments and ar-
rests. The task forces, formed to
pursue fraud in connection with
Hurricane Hugo in 1989 and
SHurricane Marilyn in 1995, al-
ready have led to several success- ,
ful prosecutions, Ltllls said.
FEMA's O1G is responsible for,
investigating agency programs'
and operations, including fraudu-.
lent applications for presidential-
ly declared disaster assistance.
"Prosecution of fraud cases is
brought by the U.S. Department
of Justice. :
Llllis said that anyone who is
aware of criminal activity regard-
ing FEMA cdisaster assistance can
a.nonymously report the Informa-
tion directly to th'e OIG by calling-
the toll-free hotline at 1-800-323-
8603. The hotline is in operation
24 hours a, day, seven days a
Deputy Class Soon
The'Gulf County Sheriffs
Office is in the process of spon-
soring an auxiliary deputy class.
The class will be a 60-hour
class which will be instructed
through Gulf. Coast Community
In order to have the class in
Gulf County,. Sheriff McKelthen
advised he would need at least 12
students. The class will cost $75.'
Anyone interested in taking
the auxiliary deputy class should
notify Sheriff McKeithen or Capt.
Joe Nugent at the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office (227-1115).
significant worksharing discounts ;
and product enhancements "
' Intended to spur growth in the
Postal Service's parcel products.
John Kelly, New York Metro Area
vice-president and leader of a spe-
cial unit focused on improving
parcel service and increasing par-
cel revenues, hailed the filing as a
fistt step,toward making postal
package services more compet-
tive and responsive to customer
Several new service options
are contained in the Postal,
Service's filing. Bulk insurance is:
proposed with fees that are lower
than those applied to single
pieces. Delivery confirmation will
become available for as little as 25.
cents if the mailer can retrieve the
information electronically. ,,
Mailers of under-one-pound
parcels will be offered.a flat $1.75
per piece bulk return rate for
large volumes of returned items
that they pick up at postal faclli-
ties. That rate is as much as 40 '
,percent below today's comparable
prices. Shipper-paid forwarding is
also being: introduced to allow
'senders of under-one-pound
parcels to have the forwarding
postage charged to 'them auto-;
matically if the recipient .has
Are Organizing A
The United States. Amateur
Ballroom Dancers Association
(USABDA) has announced plans
to organize a 'chapter for recre-.,.-.
atlonal and competitive dancers,
in the Panama City area. A local
steering committee will be formed
to guide the project ariand enroll
USABDA, a non-profit, volun-
teer organization, is the governing-'
body for amateur ballroom danc-
ing in the Uryted States and has
chapters all overithte country.
The local chapter will sponsor
monthly social dances for mem-
bers and the general public. ,
Typically, each dance will consist
of a one-hour dhnce lesson, fol-
lowed by three ours of general
dancing, aswell as dance demon- '
stations. The'' program will
include mixers and line dances.
Those who are interested in
helping form the chapter should i
call 1-800-447-9047' or write to:
USABDA, P.JSO. ":Box 128, New -
Freedom, PA 17349. i
Is expected, to be developed in the
John Ward, vice-president,
Marketing Systems, added that
"today's filing contains proposals
to dramatically improve postal
parcel services by Introducing
value adding enhancements long
sought by parcel shippers. This
demonstrates the positive results
of working closely with our cus-
tomers to meet their service
The proposals in today's fil-
ing, developed during more than
two years of consultation with
representatives of the parcel ship-'
ping industry, constitute "the
fourth phase of the Postal
Service's ongoing Claseiflcation
Reform program. Earlier reform
cases focused on letter and flat-
size mail but' each sought to
improve the services available to
customers and to encourage more
efficient mail preparation.
Urider the law, the PRC must
render a decision on the Postal
Service requesthwithin 10 months.
The' Postal Service's Governors
would then act on the recommen-
dation and,. if accepted, would set
a date for 'its implementation,
probably in earjy 1998.
Existing rates for parcels
deposited by the customer at the'
destination bulk mail center
(BMC) will not change, on aver-
age. A new discount (about 5 per-
cent) is proposed for customers
who deposit parcels at the origin
Additional new discounts for
'parcels deposited by the mailer at
the destination mail processing
facility or destination delivery
office will result in rates that are
below the current level by an
average of 22 percent and 35 per-
Barcoding incentives are
being introduced that will afford a
discount of 4 cents per-piece to
mailers who apply a barcode to a
parcell processed at a BMC."
Kelly noted that "combining
the discount for destination entry
with our proposed intra-BMC
rates gives the Postal Service very
competitive prices. These work-
sharing options will reward cus-
tomers for dropping packages
deeper into our distribution sys-
tem and helping us leverage our
strengths in the Jlocal delivery
"market. This demonstrates 'our
commitment to strengthen our
parcel business and makes us the
shipper of choice for. value-mind-
The;.Postal SerOice's proposal
also increases the maximum
weight for bound~printed matter--
such as telephone books and cat-
alogs-from 10 to 15 pounds and
Increases the size of mailable
parcels from 108 to 130 inches in
combined length and girth.
This filing covers Standard
"Mail parcels; a proposal for
Express and Priority Mall parcels
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PAGE4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1997
On June 1, Lewis 'Pollard
began his work at Long Avenue
Baptist Church as a Suimmer
S'Lewis has just completed his
second year at Florida Baptist
Theological 'College in. Graceville
where he is majoring in, theology.
His home Is North Augusta, South
Lewis is no stranger to the
youth of Long Avenue Baptist He
led the youth in a Bible study of
Ephesians earlier this year. Many
of Port St Joe's youth will remem-
bei'him from the city wide youth
lock-in that was held at the
church last October. During the
times that Mr. Pollard has worked
with the youth he has proven to
be sensitive to their needs, very
effective in teaching the Bible, and
well prepared in the activities that
he has been in charge of.
-,,1 1@B '-*" (See POLLARD on Page SB)
School at Wewa's
All children, age three
through sixth grade, are Invited to
attend Vacation Bible School at
First Baptist .Church, of
Wewahitchka. The theme for 1997
is "The Wild and Wonderful Good
News Stampede." The.dates, will
lbe June 23 through June 27 from
i00 a.m. to. noon.
Registration will be held! on
Monday morning, June 23rd at
8:30 a.m. for children, ages three
through sixth grade. Their
Vacation Bible School will con-'
clude on Friday evening with" a
"Family Night" service at 7:00
In Luke 19:10 we find,
"For the Son of man came
to see and to save the
lost." The church is a
Oliver F. Taylor group of people who wor-
Visitation Minister, First ship together in a special
United Methodist Church place. It is to strengthen
the faith of this group, but its mission is to seek
and save the lost. The church represents Christ
and it is imperative to seek out and share the
Christ with non-Christians. Jesus was criticized
for associating with Zacchaeus who was very
unpopular because he was a chief tax collector.
The church is not a mutual admiration soci-
ety. It has a job to do. This is to share the good'
news which we call the Gospel. The main mis-
sion of the church is to share this gospel with
the whole world. Too often we refer to mission as
some place far from home, but it also includes
our neighborhood. Christ's mission for us is
right here as well as around the world.
The' First Pentecostal Holi-
ness Church would like to invite
everyone to their homecoming
service on Sunday, June 8. They
are celebrating 37 years of faith-
ful service and commitment to
Sthe ministryv of, the Lord Jesus
Rey. Orin Simpson. pastor of
the First Pentecostal Holiness
Church of Jacksonville, will bring
the morning message. A covered
dish lunch will follow in the fel-
That evening, the Thompson
,.family,' a 'gospel singing .group
from Grandridge, will be minister-
ing in the evening service begin-
ning at 6:30 p.m. They hope that
everyone will make plans to come
and Join them for this glorious
time of celebration.
Revival Jun. 8-11
at White City Bap.
White City Baptist Church
will be holding a revival during
June 8-11, at 7:00 p.m. Rev.
Jackie Petrie will be the speaker
and Buddy Caswell will be lead-
ing the music.
Nick Davis, pastor of White
City Baptist Church, would like
to invite everyone to come out
and experience revival with the
White City Baptist congregation.
BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
11 311 Colulmbus 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 Tr.uning 5:00 pm Sunday Evening
Wed. Night'at 7:00 pm. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
S"O taste and see that the Lord isqood: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.?
Please ia'cceir this invitation to join us in, worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY; ,
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET *.PORT ST. JOE
'+. ...-. 7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
r+ 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 Churchi
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
i Worship Service 8:30 am
Worship Service 11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
Evening Worship 7:00 pm
4_ Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...6:30 pm
Gary Smith Buddy Caswell
, Pastor Minister of Music & Youth >
Discover God's love!
Long Avenue ,.,
BAPTIST CHURCH 'I
1601 Long Avenue Port St Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. & 5:45 p.m. (for all ages),
Wednesday Children & youth missions 7 p.m.; Prayer & Bible
study 7 p.m.; Adult Praise Choir 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth
The Body of Christ Jesus'-
Church is continuing its ongoing
revival services at 7:30 p.m.
nightly. The church is located at
the corner of Avenue D and Main-
Street. Prior services Included the'
pastor along with others through-
out the past month.
The well known preachers of
the gospel will be (7-8) Elder Tim-
othy Beard of Tallahassee: (9- 10)'
Elder Haywood Williams of Rivero
Beach; (11-12) Elder H. Watkins
of Wewahitchka; (13-14) Elder J.
Showers of Havana; (15-16) Elder
Tuggerson of Ocala; (18-21) Apos-'
tle L. Spencer of Panama City;,
and Minister Martin of Port St.
Pastor Wilhelmina Swanston
invites everyone to attend the
Long Avenue Acteens "Take Up
Cross" On Panama City Beach
Twelve Port St. Joe youth
spent part of their Memorial Day
Christ would do if He were to visit
their community today.'
Melanie Jones and Amy Voltz, Long Avenue Acteens, walk
with the Acteens cross near the pier on Panama City Beach as a-i
sign that they walk for Christ in their livcs. ,
weekend walking with a cross on.
Panama City Beach and distri-
ibuting cold sodas, water and fly-
ers to beachgoers. The: Acteens
from Long Avenue Baptist Church
were participating with 50 other
youth from area churches in
CrossWalk Panama City.
CrossWValk is a year-long,
state-wide, Acteens-led event
based on the Bible verse Luke :
9:23 in which-Jesus says, "If any-
one would come after me he must
deny himself .and take up his,
cross and follow nme daily."' (NI).
A 10 foot cross is being
"handed off' frbmi:Acteens group
to Acteens group, along with the
challengeto use the cross In their
area to do something they believe
Say yaI, Sa i7ItIn'fte Star .
This column is provided as a service of the Guff County Guidance Clinic, Inc., a professional counseling
and mental health center. It is .it intended to replace psychological counseling ot treatment services.
I am a college student.
Recently a professor and some of
my family have told me I am a per-
fectionist, like it's something bad.
My professor reprimanded me
because I have turned in some.,
assignments late and even gave
me a lower grade on the best
paper in the class because it was -
not turned in on time.' I worked '.
veryhard on this assignment and
don't think it's fair.
My sister is not speaking to
me because argue all the time
about housework. She is a slob
and I get very angry with her
because I am always doing all the
work. Is it so wrong to want things
done right? Why am I constantly'
being chastised for working hard? &
There is nothing wrong with
working hard and being conscien-
tious of the quality of your workk,
However, when the quality of the'
,work means sacrificing other
responsibilities, goals, relation-
slhips, or your own mental health,
it's time to consider some changes
in your thinking and your behav-
Perfectionism usually stems
from a basic Irrational and unre-
alistic belief in the possibility of a:
perfect world. The facts are that'
no one is perfect, the world is fal-
lible, and perfection is not attain-
Additionally, no two people
will agree on what perfection real-
ly is. Your professor, for example,
believes you are closer to perfec-
tion by turning in assignments on ,
time than if you have a redundant:'
wqrd or two in your paper. You':
and every one else have limita- ;
tions on how much you can
achieve -and there is almost
always a sacrifice of perfection
when you set priorities and goals..
For Instance, if your relation-
ship with your sister is a priority-.
you will both have to overlook the,
other's imperfections. Once you
convince yourself that nothing or."
no one is perfect, you-can do"somtdi
thfigs to' help yourself*adjustto
the real world.
First, set your standards a lit-
tle lower than you usually do. To
achieve a 4.0 or A average you
need a 95% average score on your
school work. Second, set priorities
and clarify what is expected of
you. Some of your activities
require great attention to detail
and others only an approxima-
Third, do the best you can
without expecting anything to be
perfect. For example, if there is a
spot on the window .you just
cleaned, it's OK. The window
looks much better. Fourth, when
you become frustrated, over-
whelmed, 'or obsessed,' ask your-
self, "How important is it for this
task to be perfect?" (Does a period.
go after the quotation marks in
this last sentence? I .don't know.
Oh .well, you 'get the message
Finally, explore why you are a
perfectionist. Many times perfec-
tionism comes from compensating
for feelings of Inadequacy. You will
make mistakes and produce
imperfect results. This makes you
normal, not inferior. A counselor
can help you with this process
and explore 'alternative ways to
think and behave that are more
adaptable than perfectionism.
If youth decide to seek counsel-
- ing the' Gulf County Guidance
Clinic can provide this service or
make a referral to another agency.
Please call us if we can help.
Ed Dennis, M.S.
Clinical Services. Supervisor
Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counseloir, 311 Williams
Ayenue, 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
The Memorial Day Weekend
event was for youth in churches
in the Northwest Coast Baptist
Association which includes Gulf,
Bay and Franklin counties.
"Our Acteens thought that if
Jesus came to our area on
Memorial Day weekend He would
be at the beach where the most
people were. He would tell beach-
goers that God not only made a
beautiful beach for them to enjoy,
but a beautiful, life'as well," said
Martha Clark, Acteens advisor
from Long Avenue. Baptist
In addition to distributing
1,000 cold beverages, the Acteens
also distributed more than 1,000
flyers which asked, "Thirsty ... for
truth?" and included how to find
and experience the truth and per-
fect life God offers to all people.
For a copy of the flyer the
Acteens distributed or for .more
information on Acteens, call 229-
8691. Acteens is the Women's
Missionary Union missions orga-
nization for teenage girls in
grades seven through 12.
FirstUnited letowdist Churchf
111 North 22nd Street
SMexico Beach, FL 32410,
S Morning Church......................9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ......................10:1'5 a.m. CT,
CHRISTIANITY ON THE MOVE
Dr. Louie Andrews. Pastor Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT
fri^ w FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
S508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
fUS N). SUNDAY WORSHIP ..............10 a.m.
ADULT SCHQOL ............................. 11 a.m.
*SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
Come Find Out What All the Excitement ITs at 2247 Hwy. 71
(1/10 mile north of Overt reet Roadn) .-
The Church of Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Owen Freeman, Minister
Sunday School 9 a.m. CDT
Worship Service 10.a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m.
Catch the D S Port St.Joe
THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School .....-...9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship ....11:00 a.m. Fellowship ............6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rexv. Zedoc Baxter Wednesday ...........7:30 p.m.
PASTOR Choir Director, Robert E. Downs, Jr.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Bible Study: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
'P. 0 Box 758 Port St.'Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
\ l// The friendly place to worship!
First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor.
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 1000 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 centtral!
NURSERY PROVIDED FOR ALL SERVICES
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
This will be a very personal
and serious Lion's Tale this week.
Faith Christian School began
almost 23 years ago in the fall of
1974 with one dozen little five
year old kindergarten students.
Of these, one has his
Doctorate in the field of physics-
math, another is a nuclear physi-
cist, one is in environment protec-
tion research, one in Florida law
enforcement, and another here in
St. Joe in his father's business.
One is at'Arizona Chemical, one is
an R.N. in Jacksonville, and
another is a secretary in a
Christian school in South
Carolina. One young lady is in her
last year of elementary education
and has been teaching for us this
It is so true that yesterday's
students are leaders .out in this
world, and today's students will
be tomorrow's citizens and par-
ents. It is very important that
these students get a good educa-
We at Faith Christian believe
, that a good education includes
more than reading, writing and
arithmetic, although we major, on
these. Our 1996-97 achievement
scores are in and we averaged
about one grado above the nation-
al norm. The average achievement
level of Faith Christian School is
above the average ability level so
we know that our teachers ,and
students 'work hard to learn the
The real difference for us is
an education that is centered on
God's word. Our textbooks and
our teachers relate all studies to,:
God who-is the author of all learn-:
ing. In addition, students memo-
rize. Bible verses that will stay
with them all their lives, and; we
teach Bible every day from three-
year old kindergarten through
The most important thing our
students learn is that God loves
them unconditionally and that He
sent His son to die for them that
they might have life and have it
more abundantly. Only Heaven
will show the results of our min-
I want to thank our readers
for their prayers this year. It has
been a difficult year with .two.
changes in administration and
several in the office force. The
shut down at the nmilflas been a
factor, and we appreciate those'
who have given to help with our
finances. We covet the support
and prayers of our churches and
individual Christians in our area
Our thanks goes ultimately to
God for each of you. We are ask-:'
ing Him for strength and wisdom
as we continue on into the 1997-
98 school year. Please continue to
pray for us .
"Miss Jackie" Quarles
P.S. Another thank you-to The
Star for providing a page for our
area schools with :their weekly
Faith Christian School
news and the achievements of
their students. We appreciate
Wesley and his family and staff for
their support of education over
the years. The Star has kept its
ideals high and is a "safe", good
paper for our children to read.
Register for a variety of busi-
ness short courses and programs
offered in the Business Eduationr
Department at Tom P. Haney
Technical Center. Classes begin
June 9, and run until July 24.
Registration is. held every week
day on the third floor of the Ad-
ministration; Building. Flexible
hours, low tuition, individualized
instruction, financial aid, arid job
placement make it a must for eve-
ryone to enroll now!
The following programs are
offered: Accounting, Court Re-
porting, General Office Clerk, Le-
gal Secretary, Medical Secretary,
Secretarial, and Word Processing.
In addition, you may choose any
of the following -short courses:
SKeyboarding On the Computer,
Accounting, 'Medical Terminology,
Medical Transcription, Microsoft
Word,I Microsoft EXCEL. Power
Point, and WordPerfect 6.1.
The Serger Workshop I will be
held on Tuesday, and Thursday
beginning at 1:30 and lasting un-
til 4:30 p.m. on June 9 July 24.
Enjoy informal lessons which
consist of charts, handouts, sew-
Ing samples and sergers to make'
learning easier. Spend time prac-
ticing serger skills after teacher
Learn to solve serger prob-
lems related to threading, ten-
sion, stitch length and'width, and
Develop your own portfolio of
various serger sewing samples of
techniques to use in garment
construction for knits, blouses,
skirts, pants, dresses, lingerie,
.. and swimwear.
Call 747-5500 for more infor-
The Marine Mechanics class
currently has. openings for the
summer semester. Registration
has started and will continue'
through June 9. The curriculum
will begin with basic fundamen-
tals of two and four cycle marine
,gasoline engines. All brands of
marine gasoline engines will be
discusses with emphases on
proper procedures In diagnosing.,
disassembly and reassembly of
For further information
please contact admissions at
747-5500., .' ?
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By: Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist
HIGH-TECH SPORTS SHOES
Choices'irn shoes for running and considerauon But
other sports keep multiplying. the high-tech .
Competing brands tout differences in materials, and "
high technology materials and design., design of one
What to believe? How to choose? model that suit a
The objectives should be the right friend might not'
amount of cushioning and of support. be right for you because of differences
Too little cushioning transmits punish- between people in the structure and
ing shock; too much cushioning performance of their feet. For an eval-
requires greater effort by a runner. Firm uation of your feet and guidance, in
support is necessary for protection as choosing sports shoes that are right
well as performance. Ankle support Is for you, consult the podiatrist.
especially important for tennis players
and others whose feet and legs are sub- Presented in the interest
ject to sudden twvists of position. of better foot care by::
Choosing shoes according to the DR. STEPHEN J.'GROSS, PODIATRIST
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1997 PAGE 5B
C. B. W atson bachelor's degree at Florida State
w tUniversity, Tallahassee.
Commissioned The lieutenant has been se-
Christopher B. Watson has elected to attend undergraduate
been commissioned as a second pilot training.
lieutenant through the Air Fdrce Watson is the grandson of
ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Ruth Foxworth and Lillian Nel-
Corps) program after earning a son, both of Port St. Joe.
Pictured from left to. right 'standing: Barbara Hamilton. RN,
American Red Cross; Maureen Matfison, RN, Administrator; Bonnie
Johnson, RN; Joan Jenkins, LPN; Linda Chan, RN: May Fuze, RN, Di-
rector of Nurses; Myrtis Pollock,: RN; Cindy Summers, RN. Sitting,'
Joyce Moore, RN; and Judy Long Rey, RN.
NHC Nurses Complete
ARC Disaster Course
NHC HomeCare nurses re-'
cently completed the American
Red Cross Disaster Health Servic-
es I course. The six hour course
was taught by American Red
Cross instructor, Barbara Hamil-
ton, RN, who recently returned as
an American, Red Cross volunteer'
from the floods that devastated
From Page 4B
Although most of his respon-
sibilities will be working with
older youth (grades 7-12) he will
also be involved with several of
the summer activities that are
planned for children (grades 1-6).
The church wishes to take
this-opportunity to extend an invi-
tation to those of our town and
surrounding/communities to join
them for Bible study, worship and
the many activities that are
planned for the summer. The
summer activities for youth and,
children are listed below. Times:
for Bible study, worship and
prayer meeting are listed in the
church's add on this page of The
The staff of Long Avenue
Baptist encourages you to call the
church office with any questions
that you may have "concerning any'
ministry of the church.- -
SUMMER YOUTH ACTIVITIES
Sat., June 7 2:00 p.m.
Grades 7-12 Beach Party.
Fri. June 13 Sat., June 14 -
1:00 p.m. Grades 7-12
Overnight camping along with
tubing down the Chipola River,
Bible study, games, and lots of
good food. A charge of $5.00 per
person needs to be paid by
Monday, June 9.
Fri. June 27 Sat., June 28 -
7:30 p.m. Weekend Youth Revival.
Creative worship with drama,
skits,, singing, testimonies and' the
preaching of God's challenge to
Sat.. June 28,- 12:00 p.m. -
Beach Reach (grades. 7-12) -
Youth wil minister to people who
are at the beach. '
Sat., July 5 Grades 7-12 will
minister to patients at Bay St.
Joseph Care Center. '
Sat., July 19 Grades 7-12
will minister to senior adults i
the community by helping them
with, chores at their homes,.
Thurs., July 24 Grades 7-12:
will spend the day and most of the
night at Shipwreck Island, and
Miracle Strip. :
Each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
Lewis will teach grades 7-12 in
Bible study. Those interested in
drama are invited to stay after
Bible study to participate in
preparing drama that will be used
in worship services of the church.
Each Thursday at '6:00 p.m.
grades 7-12 will be involved in
youth outreach. Those who par-
ticipate in Wednesday's Bible
study and youth outreach will
enjoy fun and games in the
church's gym from 7:30 9:30
p.m. each Thursday.
Children's activities for grades
1-6 will include the following:
: Team Kid, which is fun, food,
games, and Bible study will be
held each Wednesday from 6:30 -
8:00 p.m. and also each Thursday
from 9:00 12:00 noon.
I Have An
Out of Town Team
To Protect You
North Dakota this past spring.
This course is designed to ed-
ucate health care providers in
measures to help their local com-,
munities in conjunction with the
American Red Cross in the event
of a disaster. NHC HomeCare
nurses now have the basic certill-
cation: with the American Red'
Cross to help Gulf County in,
times of need.
Bryan S. Simoni a 1997 grad-,
uate of Port St. Joe High School,
has been chosen -to received a
Trustee Award from the Universi-
ty of West Alabama according to a'
recent announcement by the
scholarship committee. .
The Trustee's Award, part of
the scholarship program at' the
University of West Alabama,, was
awarded to Bryan for his out-,
standing academic, performance
.in high-school and above average
college entrance examination
grades. The award is a four-year
scholarship to the University of
Bryan Is the son of Renee
*Reeves of Panama City and John
"Reeves of Port St. Joe.
Wade: What is the most important thing for a home-
owner to do when hoping to turn out a professional
looking paint job?
Answer: Proper preparation of the surface to be
Wade: What can a homeowner do to assure that the cost
heating and cooling a new home is reasonable?
Answer: Make sure the proper insulation is used.
Send your questions to ASK WADE, P.O. Box 847,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
ROY SMITH or LAURA RAMSEY
HANNON INSURANCE AGENCY
Phone (904) 227-1133
For life insurance -
Being in good hands is the only place to be.
'' .' *,.
ieUs GaBefore You Buy!
BOATS. CRANES J
TRAILERS BOOM TRUCKS
HAVE A CAR OR TRUCK THAT YOU NEED TO SELL? I WILL
SELL IT FOR YOU AT NO COST TO THE SELLER.
L. LUCKY PAUL COWART, INC.
1915 Hwy. 231
* Panama City, FL 32405
ANOTHER SERVICE OF THE STAR
Have construction or house
You're in gimA hands.
Par r RR THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. JUNE 5, 1997 ,
M INUTES of the ... Gulf County Commistioni
>' PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA *
MAY 13, 1997
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Nathan Peters. Jr. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox, John
Stanley, Jr., and. Warren J. Yeager, Jr.
Attorney Timothy McFarland, Deputy Clerk ,
Towan McLmotre, Chief Administrator Don
Butler, Administrative Assistant Debbe
Wibberg, Administrator/Emergency Man-
agement Director Larny Wells, Building
Inspector Richard Combs, Emergency
Managembnt/911 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson, Road Superintendent Bob Lester,
:Veterans' Service Officer/S.H.l.P. Admin-
istrator Bo Williams, County Judge Robert
Moore, and Deputy Sheriff Malcolm Garrett.
The meeting came to order at 6:08
TAL CONSENT AGENDA- Upon motion
by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote (4-0), the Board ,approved the Consent
Agenda (with correction to minutes) and the
Supplemental Consent Agenda, as follows:
1) Minutes-April 22, 1997 Regular
-April 29, 1997 Special Meeting
-May 6, 1997 Special Meeting
2) Invoice -Bay Medical Center Health
Care Responsibility Act (Hicks *
197020-00056* $94.30 to be
paid from H.C.R.A.: Indigent)
3) Resolution Gulf County Tax Collector
(Budget Submission to
BCCI, as follows:
WHEREAS, Section 145.022, Florida
SStatutes provides that the Board of County
" -Commissioners, with the concurrence of a
county official as provided for in said
Section, shall be resolution guarantee and
appropriate a salary to the county official in
an amount not to exceed that specified in
said chapter, and
WHEREAS, the Tax Collector has
requested and concurred with the Board of
County Commissioners that said Tax
Collector be placed on a salary as provided
in- said Section, and
a WHEREAS, the said Tax Collector will
: pay all fees collected, by said office to the
Board of County Commifissioners 'of Gulf
County as provided for In said Section.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:
1. THAT THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF GULF COUNTY,-
FLORIDA, pay the TAX COLLECTOR OF
SAID COUNTY a guaranteed salary as pro-
vided for in Section 145.022, Florida,
2. That said BOARD will provide funds
according to the budget as submitted by
said TAX COLLECTOR and approved by the
BOARD, which will include each and every)
item of expenditure necessary to operate
Said office, Including the salary of the TAX
3. That said BOARD will pay over said
funds to the TAX COLLECTOR as provided
by law or upon monthly requisition.
4. That a copy of this resolution be
filed with the Florida Department of
Banking and the Auditor General.
ADOPTED this 13th day of May,
4) S.H.I.P. Program i..
-: 6' Rehabilitation Assistance -.
OO.00 Each (Noma Armstrong/
SCeaphous Fisher/Estelle HIll/Mattle
M. Hill/Nersle Hilliard/Velma Lee)
Down Payment Assistance -
5) Travel BCC Florida's Sunshine Law
Seminar (Fort Walton Beach *
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGENDA:
I ) Court Order
Payment to Attorney J. Gordon9
Shuler (Nickell #96-29-CF *
$' 1.543.80 to be paid from Public
Defender: Conflict Cases Prof.
Preble-Rish Inc. -Indian Pass Boat
SRamp 1(60877 $1.50000 to .be
paid from BCC: Prof. Serv.
SPreble-Rish..Inc. Gulf County
Industrial Park (n60870
$22,500.00 to be paid from BCC'-
Prof. Serve. Engineering)
3) Road Name (New)
S- Guilfrd Drive (Overstreet Area)
4) S;H.I.P. Program
Down Payment Assistance -
$11,038.50 (Candy Ash)
RECEIVE BIDS (#9697-21) -
INDUSTRIAL PARK FINANCING-
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed
bids (#9697-21) for financing for the Gulf
County Industrial Park ($150.000.00-
$300,000.00 / Annual Payments), the fol-
lokwing bids were received:
Citizens Federal Savings Bank, 7%'
Adjustable, 10-15 Years; Wewahitchka
State Bank,.8.99% Fixed, 10-15 Years; First
-Union National Barik, 6.11% Bank
Qualified, 10-15 Years 8.99% Taxable,
The Board tabled these bids for review
and recommendation by Chief Administa-
COMP. / MOSQUITO CONTROL DEPT.
EMPLOYEE-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote (4-0), the Board approved payment of
an invoice from the Florida Department of
Labor for Unemployment Compensation on
Peggy Jo Miller, in the amount of $921.00.
CONTRACT AMENDMENT H.R.S.
SERVICE OF PROCESS-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second b3
Commissioner Knox, and unanimous vote
(4-0), the Board approved for the Chairman
to: sign an amendment to, the Florida
Department of Revenue contract for Child
SSupport Service of Process fees (increased
amount by $700.00).
REVENUE / SOUTH GULF COUNTY
EM..S.- Attorney McFarland read a pro-
posed resolution amending the General
Fund budget to account for the loan
received to finance the purchase of the new
ambulance and re-chassis of the old ambu-
lance for South Gulf County E.M.. Upon
moon by C.ommissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote (4-0), the Board adopted the resolu-
tion, as follows:
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida has
received unanticipated revemne in the
General Fund for fiscal year 1996-97; and
WHEREAS, said revenue is needed to
help pay certain expenditures incurred in
fiscal year 1996-97;
NOW, THEREFORE. 'BE IT
RESOLVED as follows:
1. The 1996-97 fiscal year budget is
amended as follows:
Proceeds from Installment Notes Original
Revenue ....... ........ U. r. .$.0
Proceeds from Installment Notes Amended
Revenue ............... .$138,954.00
Gulf County E.M.S.: Equipment Original
Line Item Expense ........ .$15,000.00
Gulf County E.M.S.: Equipment Amended
Line Item Expense ....... .$153,954.00
THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED by
the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners this 13th day of May, 1997.
PROPOSED ORDINANCE PRE-
TRIAL RELEASE PROGRAM-Countyr
Judge Robert Moore presented and read a
proposed ordinance regarding procedures
for pretrial release on individuals arrested
in Gulf County, stating that the ordinance
will 'establish a $40.00 fee to be charged to
the 'defendant. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Knox, Judge Moore reported
that the funds could be used for a Youth
Coordinator, and he stated that there are
approximately 20 cases each month for
which a fee could be collected. Upon inquiry
by Commissioner Yeager, Judge. Moore
agreed to provide the Board with informa-
tion regarding Article V costs.
Commissioner Yeager motioned to advertise.
to hold public hearings to consider adoption
of this ordinance, and Commissioner
Stanley seconded the motion for discussion.
Upon Commissioner Stanley's inquiry,
Judge Moore reported that the $40.00 fee is
a suggestion only (it is the figure Calhoun
County uses). The motion then passed
MEDICAL EXAMINER EXPENS-
ES-Administrator Wells reported that the
proposed cost for Medical Examiner ser-
vices for Gulf County for the 1997-98 fiscal
year is $29,*052.60. He also discussed that
there may be funds available through
Section 27.3455, Florida Statutes, to cover
costs for the Medical Examiner, State
Attorney, and Public Defender.
ELECTION RESULTS UNION-
Administrator Wells reported on correspon-
dence received reflecting the results of the
election' held regarding Union'
Decertification (18 votes for the Union, 10
GRANT- LOCAL MITIGATION
PLAN-Emergency Management Director
Wells reported that $40,000.00 has been
reserved for Gulf County (by D.C.A.) for,
development of a Local Mitigation Plan. He
further reported that there must be' two (2)
public hearings (which A.R.P.C. will hold in
Gulf County) prior to execution of the con-
DIESEL SPILL WHITE CITY-
Emergency, Management Coordinator
Nelson reported on a diesel spill (100 gal-
lons) from a boat that had sunk at White
City. He further stated that the boat was
raised on May 12th, and the clean-up will
be complete on May 13th. Commissioner
Knox commended the.fire departments
(Highland View, Beaches, White City),. the
Search .& Rescue Divers, and the
Wastewater Treatment Plant for their assis-
tance in raising the boat.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS AIR
PARK FEASIBILITY STUDY- Chief
Administrator Butler reported that the
Request for Proposals for a 'consultant to
perform the feasibility study for the pro-
posed Air Park will be received at the next
REPAIRS COURTHOUSE (HONEY-
WELL)-Chief Administrator Butlde report-
ed that Honeywell has agreed to accept
$3,500.00 as payment for the work they
performed on the Courthouse air condition-
isystem. Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Knox, and
unanimous vote (4-0), the Board agreed to
pay Honeywell $3,500.00 to settle this mat-
AWARD BID (#9697-18)'- DENTAL
INSURANCE-Chief Administrator Butler
reported that, the insurance committee :ec-
ommends awarding bid #9697-18: to
Bankers Insurance Gioup / Dental
Decisions. Commissioner Yeager motioned
to award the bid to Dental Decisions (effec-
tive June 1st). and Commissioner Stanley
seconded the motion. Mr. Butler made the
Board aware that there is a slight chance,
should, every covered individual use the
maximum benefits, that the County would
incur additional expenses. The motion then
passed unanimously (4-0).
AUCTION WEWAHITCHKA /
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS SALE OF
CHASSIS- Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler that Neel Auction is
holding an auction in Wewahitchka on May
17th, and requested that the Board allow
them to sell all inventory items which have
been Junked by the County. After discus-
sion, Commissioner Yeager motioned. to
place all junked inventory items' (valued at
less than $5,000.00) in the auction, and to
advertise to 'receive bids to sell the old
ambulance chassis (1989 Ford F350) at'
South Gulf County E.M.S. Commissioner
Stanley seconded the motion, and It passed
unanimously (4-0). ..
COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SER-
VICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE-Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second, by
Commissioner Knox, and unanimous vote
(4-0), -the Board agreed for Chief
Administrator Butler to serve on the
Cooperative Extension Service Advisory
Committee for' year (2-3 meetings per
COMP. PLAN STORMWATER
STUDY WETAPPO / STONEMILL
CREEK-Chief Administrator Butler
reported that according to the Floodplain
Administration Manual, the County must
use the best available data in determining
base flood elevations in unnumbered "A"
zones (IfFEMA has not performed a study).
and the only data that is available on the
Wetappo and West Arm Creek basins is
what was developed by Preble-Rish, Inc.
during the stormwater control study as
required by the Comp Plan. Commissioner.l
Yeager motioned to set the elevations for
these areas based on, the Stormwater
Study. The motion died for lack of a second.
After further discussion about the Comp.
Plan .and base flood elevations,
Commissioner Yeager motioned to set the
elevations for these areas based on the
Engineer's stormwater study. Chairmanth
Peters passed the Chair to Vice Chairman
Yeager, and seconded the motion. The'
motion then passed 3 to 1, with'
Commissioner Stanley voting no. Chairman,
Yeager returned the Chair the
Commissioner Peters, Chief Administrator
Butler reported that If FEMA ever does a
study of these areas, then the County must
abide by their elevation requirements.
CHANGE ORDERS 1995 ROAD
BOND PAVING PROGRAM-Upon motion
by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Knox, and unanimous vote
(4-0), the Board approved change order #33
and change order #34 to the 1995 Road
Bond Paving Contract. Commissioner Knox
'reported that Panhandle Grading & Paving
would not sign. the previous change order
for the Beacon Hill Park entrance paving
($1,750.00) because the work quoted for
that price did not meet D.O.T. specifications
change order #33 includes this project, at
a cost of $2,555.22.
CHANGE ORDER #33: =
Change width from 18' to 16' on
Wetappo Drive (467.77 square yards),
Delete CR387 overlay on Change
Order #8, Decrease $165.51;
Additional 25 tons leveling for bad
subgrade on Ken Hayes Road, Increase
Add Beacon Hill Park, entrance (421
square yards new construction), Increase
Totals-$2,831.84 Decrease; $3,525.22
Increase; (Net Change $693.38 Increase).
CHANGE ORDER #34:
Delete remainder of Third Street from
contract. Decrease, $8,860.50;
SStripe Monument Avenue and ROW
along Church (689.26 striping / 250.00
parking), Increase, $939.26;
Delete design change on Change
Order #9 to mill asphalt of Third Street,
Price adjustment for Change Order
#26 / Estimate on striping was $32,404.00
Actual striping done was $31,327.78,
Totals-$12,874.67 Decrease; $ 939.26
Increase); (Net Change $11,935.41
CONTRACT STUMPHOLE FEASI-
BILITY STUDY-Chief. Administrator
Butler reported that D.E.P. has approved
the $100,000.00 feasibility study for the
Stumphole area, and sent a contract for
execution by the Board. Commissioner
Yeager motioned to execute the contract
agreement with D.E.P., and Commissioner
Knox seconded the "motion for discussion.
Upon his inquiry, Commissioner Yeager
reported that the Federal Highway'
Administration gave administration of the'
Stumphole project to D.O.T., but the road
belongs to the County (the State will not
take the road even though there are State.
and Federal facilities located on it). The
motion then passed unanimously (4-0)..
E.M.T. CLASSES-Chief Adminis-
trator Butler reported that South Gulf
County E.M.S. Director McGuffln will hold
E.M.T. training classes on Saturdays (8:30:
a.m. until 4:30 p.m.) and Sundays (1:00
p.m. until 5:00 p.m.), beginning May 17th
and continuing for 13 weeks.
Chief Administrator Butler reported that
the drainage pipe for the administration
building needs to be installed before the
steps and air conditioning system are put
in, and the cost of the pipe (300 feel will be
approximately $2.500.00. Upon moon by
Commissioner Yeager. second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote (4-0), the Board agreed to proceed with-
installation of the drainage pipe.
LITIGATION POLSON / BEACH
ACCESS STUMPHOLE AREA-County
Attorney McFarland reported that the case
of Poison vs. Gulf County (regarding the
County opening a beach access in the
Stumphole area) has been settled in the
HIGHLAND VIEW WATER SYSTEM
reported that the contractor had begun
work on the Highland View water system
replacement as of May 12th.
WELDING CLASSES-Commissioner '
Knox reported that Larry Hatcher (of
Senator Pat Thomas' office) and Jan
McDonald (J.E.P.) have coordinated a,
Welding Training Program with Haney Vo-
Tech (to be held at Port St. Joe High School)
for, employees who have been
suspended/terminated from employment at
the Paper Company, which J.E.P. will fund.
VETERANS' NURSING HOME-
Veterans' Service Officer Williams reported
on a public hearing to be held regarding cri-
teria for a third Veterans' Nursing Home in ,.
Florida, and presented a proposal to send
(upon the Board's approval). He stated that
the proposal is that the funds be used to
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1200 U.S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478
MEXICO BEACH- 103 N. 16TH STREET. PRICE $124,000.
Very nice and clean duplex, furnished even down to the
pots. and pans. Public beach access and great view of
water. 2 bedrooms, 1 b a. each side. Central h/a, tiled baths.
Nice sized living room and kitchen. Freshly painted and
2 bedroom and 3 bedroom long-term rentals
now available. Unfurnished.
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house veterans in local nursing homes (so
they will be near their families). Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Knox, and unanimous vote
(4-0), the Board agreed to send this propos-
al to the Florida Department of Veterans'
WORK CREWS DISTRICT III-
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Stanley,
Commissioner Knox reported that it will
take 'the work crews a few more weeks to,
finish in his district, but any Commissioner
can use a crew if they have something need-
ing immediate attention. Commissioner
Stanley reported that he needs a crew in
1995 ROAD BOND PAVING PRO-
Stanley reported he Is still receiving com-
plaints from his district about roads recent-
ly paved through the 1995 Road Bond
MEETING CITY OF WEWAHITCH-
KA-Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Stanley, Administrative Assistant Wibberg
reported that the list of dates and times for
a meeting with the City of Wewahitchka was
unacceptable with the 'City. After discus-
sion about the 'importance of the three
issues (animal control, Wewahitchka fire
department, Industrial Park water service)
which need to be discussed, the Board
agreed for Chairman Peters to contact
Mayor Dickens to set a date for the meeting.
ANTI-DRUG ABUSE COMMITTEE
MEETING-Chairman Peters reported that
there will be an Anti-Drug Abuse
Committee meeting on May 27th, which he
and: Administrator Wells will be attending.
inquiry by Chairman Peters, Commissioner
Yeager reported that a committee from
Eglin A.F.B. met on.May 12th to consider
the County's request for a long-term lease
from the entrance of the Lighthouse
Property ,to the Stumphole area (the lease
would allow the County to obtain historical'
grants for renovation of the property).
Chairman Peters requested that Mrs.
McNeill be notified when the Board receives
SOUTH GULF COUNTY E.M.S. -
Butler reported on a letter of appreciation
received from Phil & Valerie Jones (on
behalf of the Adams family) to South Gulf
County E M.S for their response to the call
at Treasure Shores.
AWARD BID #9697-20 / INDUS-:
TRIAL PARK FINANCING-Chief
Administrator Butler -recommended that
bid #9697-20 (Financing-of the Gulf County
Industrial Park) e be awarded to
Wewahitchka State Bank at the rate of
8.99% (if this rate is fixed, and the loan
unsecured). Commissioner Yeager motioned
to approve this recommendation, and
Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motion. Upon inquirbyby Commissioner
Knox about Citizens Federal's rate of 7%,
Chief Administrator Butler stated that their
rate is adjustable and can go up to 12%.,
The motion then passed 3 to 1, with
Commissioner Knox voting no.
There being no further business, and,
upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Stanleyd and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
7:19 p.m., E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS. JR.
BENNY C. LISTER
PORT ST. JOE
BAYOU FRONT BEAUTY,
1612 Monument Ave.
More than 2550 sq. ft. liv-
ing space, needs some
work. 4 bdrm 2 1/2 ba 2
car garage, large lot with
lanlastic view ct the water Rainbird
auto sprinkler system. intercom. bull in.
vacuum cleaner system, cen i& a.
family rm.. loyer, itchren includes U-
snaped work area and a generous
Breakfast area. dining room, living
room launCry-sewing room, porch. dl.
-garage, Too many extras to list! $119,900.
1908 CYPRESS AVE. This great starter home or hqme:for a small family is just what
you're looking for. It has 3 BR 1 BA on a large lot with fenced back yard, great neigh-
borhood, close to schools. Additionally, it has a Ig. kitchen w/brick walls, separate den
or family rm., tile walnroom. some new carpeting, all new paint inside. Make arrange-
ments with Brenda Miller today for a look inside Price .. $65.000
1406 CONSTITUTION DR., 3 bedro LbV1 bay view beauty overlooking St. Joe
Bay. Enjoy beautiful sunsets everyday .
1610 PALM'BLVD., Beautiful 3 br., 2 1/2 ba. home on 2 lots in a nice location. Home
has formal living and dining, family room with fireplace, bonus den/rec room; nice
kitchen with dbl ovens and a breakfast nook, parquetfloor foyer, ceiling fans through-,
out, dbl carport., large workshop spacious backyard, and much more.Too many extras
to list" Won'l last long!! $114,900.00. Call Jay Rish today for a showing at your con-
911 10th St., Nice 3 bdrm., 1 bath stucco home located in a nice quiet neighborhood.
Home is situated on two 75'x 180'los .rpha, covere screened in porch will; ceil-
Ing fans and JACUZZI, large storage work house, decluing, Won'tI last long at Iis'price
Reduced to $74,500.00
OVERSTREET, FOUR 125'X335' LOTS. Restricted for homes only in a nicearea of
Overstreet. $11,900 each!! They won't last long. Call Jay Rish.
NEW LISTING: 103 N. 16th Street. well maintained duplex with a good view of the
water and convenient beach access. Two bedrooms, one bath each side, completely
Furnished, ready for occupancy. Appliances include stove, oven, refrigerator,
microwave. ceiling fans, situated on a 75'xl 00' lot.,Rental history available. Call Brenda
Miller for an appointment to see this beauty. Price... $124,000.00.
703 Maryland Ave.. Brand new 3 br/2 ba. 24'x44' Redman mobile home on a-76'x1 00,
lot Built to zone 3 specifications., Carpet & vinyl throughout, 6" outer walls, storm door
Ilrontl, iront deck w/rail (8x20), Ig. septic system, outdoor shower, carport, store. bldg.,
rock drive ior 3 cars, and much, more. Sold with most furnishings. OWNER FINANC-
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ST. JOE BEACH LOTS
,OWNER FINANCING ON ALL LOTS; MOBILE HOMES ACCEPTABLE: Block 19,
Selma Street Lot #1 irregular size> Lots 2, 3 & 5, 75'k180' Price $10,500.00 each.
Block 19, Atlantic/Georgia Streets. lots 4 &6. Irregular size, Price $10,500 each.:
Block 19, Georgia Avenue (between Selma & Atlantic Streets) Lots 7, 8, 9, 10,
90'x150' Price$18,500. eacli
TERMS: 15% d0wnpayment, balance financed up to 10 years at 9% interest on all
lots in Blocks 18, 19 & 20. BUYER TO PAY ALL CLOSING COSTS. NO BROKERS
PLEASE. Call Brenda Miller for directions and more information.
ST. JOE BEACH HOMES
NEW LISTING: 5529 Americus Street. This very charming house has 2 BR 2 BA,
unfurnished, 1,116 SF of living space; W/D hook-up,- refrigerator, DW, microwave,
stove, HWH, all electric, 7 ceiling fans, all binds. Also utility room, back porch and
deck, privacy fence, new sprinklersystem, and yard landscaping. Brenda Miller has,
the key and additional information. Call her today Price.. $86,500.00
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CORNER 15TH STREET ANDHWY. 386, MEXICO BEACH. One of the few tracts of
acreage zoned 'GENERAL COMMERCIAL" left in Mexico Beach. Underground utilities.
already in place. Suitable for miniature golflarcade' complex, shopping center, storage
units, bowling alley, spa, swimming pool and much more. Approximately 900' on 15th
Street and over 500' on Hwy. 386. Price ...$150,000.
DALKEITH. 30 acres with well and fenced perimeter. 25 acres pasture, 5 acres low-
land, $66,000 with owner financing..
CAPE SAN BLAS 200'X600'. (SOC 160,000.
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FOUR 75'x 400' Bayfront
Lots. Near the Saltworks Cabins. Starting at
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PORT ST. JOE
Elizabeth W. Thompson
LICENSED REAL, ESTATE BROKER
Office: Hwy. 98 at 19th St., Mexico Beach
Mailing Address: Rt. 3, Box 167, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FAX: (904) 648-4247
904-648-5683 or 1-800-582-2990
After Hours: Jay Rish, Associate Broker, 904-227-5569
Brenda Miller, REALTOR@ 904/648-5435
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAY 29, 1997 PAGE 7B
Job Notice: The Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners is seeking
an individual on a temporary part-
time basis for the position of automo-
tive mechanic. The following qualifica-
tions are desired for this position at
the Mosquito Control Dept.
On Board Diagnostics
Specialized electronics training
R-134 air cond., refrigerate training
R-12 refrigerate recovery and recy-
Competence In engine repair
Fuel-Injection system competence
ABS and supplemental restraint
** Knowledge of hydraulic systemrn
Heavy equipment repair (idlers,
sprockets, final drives, etc.) .
Small engine repair
S .:Applications will be. received at the
Gulf County Mosquito Control Dept.,
4 1001 Tenth Street, Port St. Joe, Flori-
da 34256 (904) 227-1401, Monday
thru Friday 7;30 a.m. -, 4:00 p.m.,
E.D.T. Applications will be 'received'
until Friday. June 13,' 1997, 4:00
p.m., E.D.T. If you have any, ques-
tions you may/contact Chief Adminis-
trator Don Butler, (904) 229-6111.-
Gulf County enforcess a Drug Free
Workplace Policy and is an Equal Op-
portunity/Affirmative Action Employ-
/s/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk
Nathan Peters, Jr., Chairman
LOOKING for mature individual to as- '
sist Regional Vice President of Pnmer-
ica Financial Services. Take charge
and manage a portion of our multi-
faceted business. We offer high com-
mission income potential. flexible
hours, many other pluses. Could start
part time. For interview, call 'today.
648-8565. tfc 6/5
$1,000's POSSIBLE -TYPING. Part
time. At Home. Toll Free (1) 800-218-
9000, ext. T-9513 for listings.
DRIVE assigned. conventional
you take home! START up to
32t/mi. loaded or empty.'
PLUS tarp pay & bonuses.
RAISES up to 36/mi. TOP,
benes., rider pgm. & pd. vaca-
tion. MORE! Call SA 9- ; SU
1-3; WK 7-5 CST.
Hornady Truck Line 1-800-
2tp6/5 & 6/26'/97
LEAD MAN /
For company with 20 years expe-
rience as prime contractor per-
forming complete Grounds Main-
tenance for Federal Government
Facilities and Military Bases in
the Southeast. First line Super-
visor responsibilities, hands on
training in our company's proce-
dures, equipment and personnel.
Must be willing to relocate. Start-
Ing salary in the mid-20's D.O.E.
excellent vacation and advance-
Contact: Robert Browning.
Industrial Grounds Maintenance.
Inc.. P. 0. Box 899. Milton. FL
ph: 904/995-8426 or fax resume
GENERAL MANAGER, one of the top
4 leading fast food chains needs a
manager in the Panama City area.
Qualifications: excellent people skills,
administrative skills and willing to
learn and enforce procedures. Desire
and ability to earn $30,000+ per year.
Education: high school diploma mini-
..mum requirement. Experience: 5
years in managing' in any field OR 3
years in fast food if proven record of
management. Also need 2 Assistant
Manager trainees. Earn $15-20K per
year depending on efficiency, ability
to follow procedures, control labor, di-
rect people and show results In run-
ning shifts. Please send resume to: P.
6. Box 1030, Panama City.'FL 32402.
FOUND: a bank bag was found in the
vicinity of St. Joe Beach on 6-2-97.
For more information call 648-4451.
Garage 'Sale & More much more,
June 7th. RorS. Country home con-
tents. Retail store contents and drug
store antiques. Dealers after 1 p.m.
Comer of Transfer Rd. & Greenwood'
(3rd St.) Wewa. Start 8 a.m. CDT. no'
clothing but some select golf clubs.
Double seater go-can and helmet.
S125. Call 647-5688 or 229-911 1.
Two horse trailer., goods condition,
End of season daylily sale. Selected
plants, half price. Some still. bloom-
ing. Jean Stebel,' 6760 Hwy. 71, Whtie
City. 827-1304..: ltp 6/5
Reduce: Lose weight while \ou sleep,
take OPAL tablets and E-Vap diuretic.
AMailable Pitts Pharmacy in Wewa-
hitchka. 2tp 6,5
Two gas, powered Harley-Davidson
golf carts, one for parts. $375. Call
Double bed, like new, $125. 1928
German treadle sewing machine,
$300 obo. Old steamer trunk, $25.
227-2049. itc 6/5
LOOK carpentry, window re-
placements, screen/glass rooms -
siding, you name itl Expert Work
and nothing less at rock bottom pric-
es: Be glad to show you what I've
done! 647-3452. 24-hour service.
THE HOUSE DOCTORS. tfe 6/5p
The Big Barn supports our
mill employees, telephone,
co. employees, railroad
employees, woodlands, and
local merchants 8 families.
Divorced, white 53 year old male
would like to meet single or divorced
female 40 to 55 years old. Enjoy ish-
ing. camping out. walking on beach
and like simple living. I don't drmnnk.
Have boat, fishing gear, am financial-
ly secure. Own home, live in the
country. Phone 904-827-2969. Bobby
Adams, Sr., Rt. 1 Box 254A, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465. '. tc 6/5
Average Stump $10.00
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery EnterprsL.s, I)c, .,,
Catherine L. Collier
Independent Sales Representative -
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
(. (9041 229.6460 .
TLC Lawn Service A_
Catering to All Your Lawn
Service Needs '
Mowing, Trimming, Clean Outs, Mani-
curing, Spraying, Ferlilizing, Landicaping
and Minor Sprinkler Repair.
Ref. Avolable. 229-6435
All Type Electiical Work
24 Hr. Service
UC IER0013168 .INSURED
Make those old wood floors
look like new. Don't replace -
Call Circle S Enterprise
827-6828, ask for Dusty
m Interior Exterior -,
Custom BAnds & Coins
No Styrofoam, Just Real
Pelaoting by: pe~raff
COINS BY THE BAYI
I buy and sell old corns and paper
money. Billy. Stephens," fair prides.
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803.
tfc 5/1 i
, ,,, Port St. Joe SerenityGroup i
Open Meeting: Saturday .8:09 p m. ET
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday. 8:00 p.m.
Thurs., &800 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church, PSJ
i C.,Custom Wood
, Industrial, ,
q ,,Feanem and Cocrete Workt
Albern Flie;cnmann FREE Etirrnates
EIN #ni931 15646 19041 647-4047
Gulf County Area with:
Road side Assistance
Towing.,& Recovery 24 hrs.
Removal of Unwanted
We Buy Junk Cars
Office: (904) 647-3031
9130 Starfish Ave.
Beacon Hill, FL 32456
A-1 OIL 8
Monday- Friday, 9-6
Saturday 8-5 CST
COMPLETE OIL CHANGE
$1 8.95 ,...us tax
We Custom Bend Pipe for You.'
Outboard Motor Repair.
Owned & Operated by Danny Clayton
133 S. 2nd St. Wewa
639-4174 or 639-4175
mij THE CABINET
Custom Kitchen and Bath
Jeff Powell, Owner
580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (904) 648-4088
Housekeeping, have references.
Call 227-2049. 2te 6/5
THE BEACHES HOUSE/PET SIT-
TERS. Collect :mal' / check lights /
locks / etc. Feed & exercise your pets.
As low as $6.00 a day. Mow grass /
pool care/etc. Willing for edtra SS. Re
liable couple. Contact Ron & Maxine
Leopold at 647-3310 anytime/
Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Port St. Joe Call229-6326,
Mobile 89,9-0219 or'899-0218
Auto Rates Have
Call Hannon Insurance,
Sitter for the elderly, day
$5.00 hour. Call 229-6846
FREE kittens to a good home. Call
227-1476 or 227-3670. Found Pet
rabbit on 16th St. Call 227-1476 and
describe to claim. ltp 6/5
Registered white English bulldogs, 7-
weeks old. $200 each. Call 229-9561.
FREE kittens 8 weeks old, three male,
one female, have been vaccinated.
Call, Kathryn at 647-5915. 1 tp
Treat "Hot Spots". Kill fleas, ticks,
mosquitos & flies on contact. Without
internal poisons. Ask BARFIELD'S
LAWN ,& GARDEN, 229-2727 about
HAPPY JACK KENNEL DIP. 4tc 6/5
DOG GROOMING PLUS. 227-3611.
Pmfessional groorning, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available Boarding for dogs & cats. "
PET & PROPERTY TENDERS. In
your home pet sitting by Joey and
Marle Romanell. 229-1065. tc 6/5
INDIAN PASS LOTS 3 beautiful la-
goon front lots. Each approx.
100'x750; deep. Owner. 227-7234.
Two story, 3 bedrmom brick home, 2
full ceramic baths on Gautier. Lane,
next to Centennial Park. best cash of-
fer will buy the house. Is now vacant.
Ala 205-332-8123. Fla. 904-648-
4740. tfc 6/5
GOVT'S FORECLOSED homes from
pennies on Sl. Delinquent Tax,
Repo's, REO's. Your area. Toll Free (1)
800-218-9000 ekt H-9513 for current
listings. 4tp 6/5
Calif/Trades Apple Valley CA free
-.. & clear 4 bdrm.. 2 ba.-home, 1810 sq.
L, on comer lot .w/newer dih. de-
tached garage (always rented).
S. $79,500 trade for Gilfaire home/or
condo Mexico/St. Joe Beach. Can add
f/cir 41.9 ac lot f/clr 41.9 acre lot
or night, vcnty Barstow. CA. Call Stu Gottfried
. ask foar (82) 739-4391. 2tc 6/5
519 Grace Avenue Panama City
a bara Phone 785-6622, fax 785-7078
, Pools "Tell them Dale sent you!"
construction Service rc 5s,1
gaSd"et 4 4 Se5
Custom Designed Baskets for All Occasions
P. PtO0. Box 13944 (904) 648-4057
Mexico Beoch. FL 324 0 Toll Free (888) SEA-d057
P'ce Heating & Cooling
LICENSED ,NSURED SALES AND SERVICE
A/C Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
Stale uc .RA00648 229-COOL
Williamson's St. Li #3075
Well Drilling & Pump Service
Croska Williamson P. O. Box 1173
639-2548 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
PUMP REPAIR& SALES LICENSED & INSURED
H & VEM IRRIGATION
for All.Your Watering Needs
HAL KEELS FREE 229-2738
JAMES WILEY ESTIMATES 227-7205 -
(formerly Richard Barfield Roofing)
ROOFING & SHEETMETAL
REPAIR & PATCHING WATERPROOFING
ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
6C #0050793 LICENSED S BONDED
322 LONG AVENUE 229-9585
5 For sale by owner 2 corner lots with
two bedroom. 2 bath mobile home. 3
1/2 years old. 1988 Parker Ave., H.V.,
PSJ. Call. after 5 p.m. 227-3492 or
227-1773. ', ,,- ;'' 4tc 5/29
For Sale by Owner: Beach home indi-
an" Pass. Gorgeous beach view. 3:
bdrm., 3 ba., balcony, off of master
,bdrm., screened porch off of living
area .downstairs, stor. rm., dry en-
trance to kitchen, new ch&a, new
crystal water system, outside shower
freshly painted. excel. for family or
rental. $129,900 plus closing costs.
FIRM. Sandy Watson, home 229-
9449, work 229-6566 or 927-8113.
Beach lot. 78'x204' in Seashores Sub-
division. St. Joe Beach. On Coral St.
227-1463. itfc 5/22
GOV't. FORECLOSED homes from
pennies oh $1. Delinquent .Tax,
Repo's. REO's. Your Area. Toll Free (1):
800-218-9000 ext. H-9513 for current'
iisLings. 4tp 5/'8
Great neighborhood. good location, 2
houses, Ig. corner lot, nicely'land-
scaped, pump/well. Main house, spa-
cious. high ceilings. 1.457 sq. ft. New
paint Inside & out. Cell.. fans, nearly
new carpet, vinyl, window treatments,
fireplace enclosure, roof, cen. h/a,
(Trane), less than 2 yrs. old. Kitchen
redone. Two bdrm., 1.5 ba. Sun room,
Ig. liv. rm. w/fp, din. rm., patio/
carport, laundry/utif rm. Small
house, 713 sq. ft. (needs repair). Ask-
ing $87.500. 801 16th St.. PSJ. 904-
229-8868.; tfc 5/22
Home for sale by ovner: brick home.
1 1/2 lots. nice neighborhood. 4 bed-
rooms. 2 5 baths, family room. sun
room. Fonnal living & dining room.
Custom kitchen & breakfast nook.
hot tub. swimrrmiung pool. large deck.,
fenced in back yard. 2700 sq. ft. heat-
ing & cooling. Location 103 20th St..
PSJ (904) 229-8409. By appointment
only. t, fc 6/5
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 6/5
Bay front home, executive 3 bedroom.
2 bath, fully furnished., immaculate.
227-7506. tfc 6/5
Want to Buy: house in Port St. Joe
area that needs a little work. Call Pat
227-3511. if interested in selling.
St. fc 6/5
Brick house. 3 bdrm.. I ba. Lwing
room with fireplace. din.. lot utility
rm. cen. heat and air. comer lot. 115
Sallfish St.. Highland View. 227-1604.
By appointment only. tfc 6'5
1/2 acre lots, 5 rules n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with sep
tic tank' &, well. $2.5000 down.
$132.16 mo. Call George. 229-6031.
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/fireplac. and
home theatre system with' sur;-rund
sound. Front and reaj porch. 12'x16'
udil. shed. By appt. only. 101 lE.-ipon.
229-6411. tfc 6/5
1/2 acre lot with septic tank. Over-
street Road. Owner financing, 227-
2020, ask for Billy. tfc 6/5
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery, Road.
I mile off Oterstrect .Road. 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner funancitlf. Call
229-6961. tfc 6/5
Local AG Agent
James E. Creamer, .local
agent for American General Life
and Accident Insurance Com-
pany, recently returned from the
firm's national leaders' conference
;at the Oprylarind Hotel in
Creamer earned membership
in the company's National
Leaders Club in 1996, an organi-
zation of the firm's leaders in
sales and service.
LICENSED BONDED INSURED
(904) 229-9663 (904) 827-2826
I BEACON HILL. Three blocks to beach on Cockles Ave. 50x100'
with septic, water, power poles, $19,500.
OVERSTREET AREA. Over 2 acres off J. C. Daniels Rd. with easy
access to SR 386. $10,000.
DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL LOT on Long
PORT ST. JOE. Residential lots on Long
Ave. Approx. 60'x172.5'. Two available
at $12,500 each.
MEXICO BEACH. Excellent residential
neighborhood. 4 lots fronting SR 386.
Each approx. 100'x75' $25,000 each.
HIGH SAND DUNES on first tier lot In
Treasure Sho;re= v5 n. Dedicated
access to ba, 1/4 acre co
Ave. 60'x90', $14,000.
PORT ST. JOE
rner lot New price:
SIMMONS BAYOU. Beautiful bay view to construct your dream
home. Lots of foliage and mature trees. 100 ft. minimum. $700
per front foot Broker-owner.
INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY (Overstreet). 2 lots each over an
acre with plenty of waterway frontage. New Price: I lot Is
$10,000; 1 lot is $20,000.
GULFAIRE Subd. Pretty lot on Periwinkle Dr. Minimal clearing
required. Restricted subdivision with pool and tennis court privi-
Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words, 5C for
each additional word. $2.00 for each
consecutive week with no changes.
Call 227-1278 to place yours.
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.
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PAGE OB THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL *
ULine ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
50 for each additional word.
$2.C0 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
NOTE: NEW DEADLINE:
TUESDAY AT 11 A.M.
""" '" ".'." "".".. "..". . .
AUCTION) Fridays 7 p.m. in the
old Port Theatre. Antique Mall open
10 a.m. to midnight on auction day.
Consignments welcome. Wade
Clark Auctions & Antique Mall,
904-229-9282. 10% Buyers Premium,
AB1239, AU 1737 AU1743,
Four P275/60R15 tires
with 10"x15" machine
finished rims, $250.
Call Eric at 229-6343
'88 Dodge, runs good, looks good,
$2,200. 227-7475. Itco 6/5
1977 Ford LTD, 2 door hard top, 302
V-8, good tires, automotive new parts,
as Is, $350 obo. 2tc 6/5
SEIZED .cars from .$185. Porsches,
Cadillacs, Chevy's, BMW's, Corvettes.
Also Jeeps, 4WD's. Your Area. Toll
Free 1-800-218-9000, ext. A-9513 for
current listings. 4tp 6/5
1980 Toyota long bed pick up with
tool box, good running truck, original
paint, $2.000. 227-3315. 2tp 5/29
1992 Bombardier Seadoo XP jetski
with trailer. Rarely used. runs great,
$2,000 firm. Call 639-4309 after 5:00.
For Rent: St Joe Beach, 2 bedroom
trailer, I block from beach, $300
month, $200 deposit. 647-3912.
Mexico Beach Canalfront 2 bdrm., 2
ba., 2 garage, & boat slip. All appli-
ances, $650 month, $650 security, 1
year lease. (904) 233-3629. 3tc 6/5
1,200 sq. ft. office space. located on
Hwy. C-30, $750 month, includes
utilities. Call 227-1774.. tfe 6/5
Building for rent. set up for food type
business and also garage type area
for rent. Located on 41st St.: Mexico
Beach. For more information call 648-
3090. -4tc 5/29
Two bedroom. I bath country home.
$300 month. Call 763-3139. tfc 5/22
Storage Units Now Available! Bayou
Storage serves Cape San Bias, Sim-
mons Bayou and the Port St Joe
area. 5x10. 20x10 and 10x20. Locat-
ed next to Todd Land Development in
Simmons Bayou. Call 229-8397 6di
227-2191 (weekends). tfe 6/5
Furnished apartment all utilities in-
cluding cable. Call 229-9000 or 229-
2727. : tfc6/5
One and two bedroom apartments. 2
blocks from beach. Beacon Hill. rea-,
sonable. Call 912-246-1250. tfc 6/5
Two bedroom apartment, $385
month, $250 deposit. Available in
April. 229-6527. tfc 6/5
Building, 301 Reid Ave. Cal 227-
7547. tfc 6/5
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. .tfe 6/5
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Afforda-
ble housing for the elderly and the
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., stove & refrig., fur-
nished, fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
Safe'N Dry Storage
214 3rd St., PSJ, FL
Climate-controlled no mildew
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfe 6/5
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.,
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
*Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., Inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer &'stove, fully carpeted. No
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
*One bedroom apartment, washer/
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
Yard Sale: Friday and Saturday, June
6th & 7th, 8:00 a.m. until. 202 16th
Street. Itp 6/5
Garage Sale & More much more,
June 7th. RorS. Country home con-
tents. Retail store contents and drug
store antiques. Dealers after 1 p.m.
Comer of Transfer Rd. & Greenwood
(3rd SL) Wewa. Start 8 a.m. CDT. no
clothing but some select golf clubs.
Garage Sale: Saturday, June 7, 505
Nautilus Drive, SL Joe Beach. 8 1
p.m. Clothes. furniture, decorative
and misc. items. Itc 6/5
Yard Sale: Saturday, June 7; 8 a.m, -
noon. Wewa State Bank, parking lot,
PSJ. Several families, clothes, furni-
ture, baby items, lots of odds and
Yard Sale: Saturday. June 7. 7:00
a.m. 12:00 p.m. CST. 3032 Dalkeith
Road (C-381). lots of -good" stuff at
"great",, prices Kitchenware, house-
hold items, collectibles, clothes.
Yard Sale: Saturday,: June 7. Chil-
dren's clothes, toys,' lots of misc. 8
a.m. noon, EDT. 213 Arkansas Dr.,
Mexico Beach. Ito 6/5
Garage Sale: 2106 Cypress Avenue.
Saturday. June 7, 8 a.m..- 12 p.m.
Yard Sale: Saturday, June 7, 8 a.m. -
2:00 p.m. Gulf Street, St. Joe Beach.
Garage Sale: Saturday, June 7, 9 a.m.
-.4:p.m. Sleeper sofa. love seat. chair.
baby items. clothing, lots of pictures.
household decorations. 2022 Marvin
Ave. No early .sales please.
Yard Sale: June'6th & 7th, 276 Sail-
fish St., H.V. 8 till 12:00. Four fami-
lies. Itp 6/5
Yard Sale: 5 families, 236 Balboa St.,
Saturday, June 7th, 8:00 1:00. Bar
stools, antique glassware, patio,
chairs, dbl. stainless sink, VCR and
lots more tp 6/5
Yard Sale: June 6, 7 and 8.7 to 3 at
67 First St., Mexico Beach.
Huge Yard Sale, Saturday, June 7th,
S8:00 12:00 at 522 6th St. Infant girl
clothes, toddler boy & girl clothes &
shoes. Play pen. baby bath tubs. baby
vibrating seat. electric breast pump.
toys, household misc.. adult clothing
and shoes. 229-8624. Itp 6/5
Garage Sale: 418 Arizona Dr., Mexico
Beach. Saturday. June 7th, 8 2.
Lots of goodies! 'Itp
Yard Sale: Saturday. June 7th. 8 a.m.
until. 2411 Oak Grove Lane. Rain or
Cottage, 'cleaners, weekend work,
quality, dependability and transporta-
tion a must, 227-3730. 2tp 6/5
We have an immediate opening for a Security
Supervisor for our large industrial complex
located on Pinto Island in Mobile, Alabama.
This position is responsible for the administra-
tion of our industrial security program for the
complex, including training of security offic-
ers, coordination of all security matters includ-
ing incident investigations, entrance control,
security inspections of security procedures to
include security patrols, perimeter security,
building security and accurate recordkeeping
regarding all security related matters.
Qualified candidates should possess a mini-
mum of 5-8 years security supervisory experi-
ence in an industrial or military environment;
possess qualificationsto conduct securitytrain-
ing; previous incident investigation and sur-
veillance experience; and good verbal and
written communication skills. We would pre-
fer a four year related degree, but will sibsti-
tute technical training and experience.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits. To
be considered, send/fax your resume With sal-
ary requirements to: Atlantic Marine, Inc. 1
Alabama Shipyard, Inc., Attn: Human
Resources Manager, P.O. Box 3202,
Mobile, AL 36652, Fax: 334-690-7890. An
equal opportunity employer m/f.
SAtlantic Marine, Inc.- Mobile
Alabama Shipyard, Inc.
S Building On Integrity
The Gulf County Senior Citizens have
a part-time sitter position available
under the Senior Companion Pro-
gram. Applicants must be 60 years
old, have own dependable transporta-
.tion, pass a physical and meet Income
guidelines. Applications will be ac-
cepted at the Senior Citizens Center-
in Wewahitchka until 'June 15th. For:
more Information call the Senior Cen-
ter at 639-9910. The Senior Citizens
are an equal opportunity employer
and funded by the State of Florida'
and federal government. 2tc 6/5 ,
Now hiring experienced assembly
worker for manufacturing facility with
a four day work week. Salary based
on qualifications. ,You may stop by
and fill out an application or send
your resume to: GHC; Inc., P. 0. Box
373, 398 Victoria Ave., Port St. Joe;,-
FL 32457/6',, 904-227-2057.
Pianist for church services in the Port
St. Joe area. Paid position. Please
call 1-904-233-7437 after 7:00 p.m.
weekdays or 227-1373. If out leave
phone number. I tc 6/5
Executive Director Seafood Festival
Coordinator 'Position. Apalachicola
Bay Chamber of Commerce, Florida
Seafood Festival, Successful Candi-
dates will possess knowledge of the
Apalachciola Bay area. Promotional
skills in the areas of tourism and eco-
nomic development, strong interper-
sonal and communication skills, com-
petent writing skills, professional
attitude and appearance, ability to In-
terface with business and community
leaders, proficient computer ability
(Microsoft office). Base salary $18,000
w/potential for $30,000. Insurance
Package included. Please submit re-
sumes and salary history to: Apalach-
Icola Bay Chamber of Commerce. 99
Market Street. Suite 100, Apalachico-
la, FL 32320 or fax to 904-653-8219
by June 20th.' 3t 6/5
Patient relations representative posi-
tion available. Send resume to New-
berry Eye Clinic, Attn: Office Manag-
er, 470 Harrison Ave. Panama City,
FL 32401. Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer. 2tc 6/5
Class A CDL driver needed, SE region,
one year OTR experience, freightliner
air ride, no 'weekends. 904-653-2669.
Piano Player Needed: The Senior Cit-
izens have recently been presented
with a beautiful Whitne3 piano. They
are in the process of building a pro-
gram to present at the new center.
They are looking for volunteers who
can play the piano or organ, This vol-
unteer is needed on Fridays at 10:30
a.m. every other week. Anyone inter-
ested in helping with this is 'asked to
call 229-8466 and talk to Jerry Sto-
kee or Sara Allen. other volunteers
are needed that can help present fun
and interesting muslc, 2tc 5/29
'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. Je. tfe 6/5
iTRADES *&tSERV1 ICES *
"You supply the paint, name your
price, and I will paint your house.
job guaranteed. References. Call2
Mark at 229-1045." 2tp 5/29
AVON Independent Sales Repre-
sentative, Christine Baker,
Mexico Beach. 648-8312.
RF #0066770 6tp 1/23
FULL LAWN SERVICE
BRUSH CUTTING LANDSCAPING
I will work for you. .
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach,. Port St. Joe and .
Clyde Sanford (904) 648-8492
SpecialIzing in Reroofs *
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price"
C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe Work,dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box A1C, Port St. Joe
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
Total Pool Maintenance
Ask about 5 year T
warranty on interior/ '
As always call us for your,
'ALL WORK GUARANTEED
INSURANCE FREE ESTIMATES
BILL WHITE .
348 Santa Anna St. ,
St. Joe Beach 32456
S If, 413
Storm Rated Energy Efficient
Wewa Siding .-
227-5986 or 639-2942
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Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church. Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.
229-8587 or 229-6189
Williams Lawn Service
Providing affordable lawn service to all
of Gulf Countyand Mexico Beach.
FREE ESTIMATES te 3/13
BOB'S PAINT &.
29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave.' Phone 227-7229
PlUS Small Engine Repairs
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First St.
5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control .'New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
g FAMILY OWNED
[9 PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
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T.V. 8 V.C.R. Sales 8 Service
Zenith G.E. RCA & Magnavox
Factory Authorized Service
We Service What We Sell.
Badcock Home Furnishings Center
310 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
Woodman's Tree 8
Scott Woodman, Owner/Operator
Lic. #00349 3tp 5/22
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Locally Owned 227-2125
Jeff Wood 227-1559
Lawn Care, Edging,
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GULF COAST COATINGS
CUSTOM RESIDENTIAL PAINTING
Serving Gulf, Calhoun and Bay Counties
Licensed and Insured Sr. Discounts Free Estimates
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1f0e': JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
Esthdter S f ; PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION.- REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
POFT ST JOE FLORIDA 904/229" 21
LOANS D 8 PAWN SHOP
'"The Uttle House with the Big Deals"
Comer of E. Henry Ave: and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Business: (904) 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9-12
Ken Hicks Residential/Commercial
Carpet Water Damage'
Upholstery Odor Control
Free Estimates, Call Anytime 648-8258
O CUSTOM HOME PLANSf
SRose Maiy Mapel
6240 Hwy. 98 West
Port It. Joe, FL 32456
Pump Sales Sta Right Pumps
5=.^ ALLEN'S GULF ;
S --- C-OAST IRRIGATION
j Nels o, Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Free Estimates and Design Licensed and Insured
Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair
S Pet &Property Tenders
Residential & Business Security Checks
Pet Sitting in Your Home
by Joey & Marie Romanelli
Emergency Maintenancc/Pet Care/Property Checks/Vet References
WILLIE M.H. ROCHE