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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: July 3, 1997
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Many out-of-state visitors came to kick off the opening day of scalloping season in St, Joseph Bay this week. In the photo above.
loading up to scout the area are (I to r) Frances Meadows, Rick Neal, .Amanda and Ross meadows and Cindy Neal.
If you are a Florida res',ent wad- of breathing device (including
*A S a ln W 7 ing In not more than faUr feet of snorkle) to aid in locating ,the
A Scallo win We Go water and are not using any type scallops.


Scallop season kicked-off
Tuesday, July I and while they
are typically small at the begin-
ning of the season and fiot a1 "
plentiful as last year, most boats
had little problem getting their
daily limits of the sweet treats.
Georgia resident, Cindy Neal.
said she and her family scouted
out St. Joseph Bay Monday, June
30, and located a good bed of
scallops so they wouldn't waste
any time searching on Tuesday.
Eckley Sanders, manager of
Presnell's Marina, verified what
Mrs. Neal and state officials have
already proclaimed: scallop
counts are down from last sea-
son. '
Florida Marine Patrol officer,
Shane Lee, said he and other Ma-
rine Patrol officers would be pa-
trolling the bay throughout the
holiday weekend. He reminded
everyone to follow boating and
scalloping rules and regulations
for a fun and safe holiday.
When scalloping, please re-
member the following facts:
Bag limit is two gallons of


Port St. Joe commissioners
are continuing in their efforts to
clean up the city and It appears
they will get some temporary help
from Gulf County corrections
Inmate work crews on the project.
Mayor Johnny Linton report-
ed during Tuesday's meeting that
GC1 Superintendent Henry Alford
had agreed to furnish 16 inmate
workers for a five-day "special
project" to help with the city's
efforts.
City commissioners met with
Alford and Gulf Forestry Manager
Carmen McLemore in a workshop
session last week to discuss using
the work crews. Commissioners
had hoped to, establish a regular
work crew designated to clean up.
But, as Superintendent Alford
explained. GCI only has 59 work-
ers eligible for the program and
they are already spread thin with
obligations to the U.S.;.Forestry
Department, Parks Service, Gulf
County and cities involved in the
program.
Met With DOT
Mayor Linton also reported to
the board concerning his meeting
with Florida Department of
Transportation officials soliciting
help to revamp the median on


whole bay scallops in the shell
per person per day, or one pint of
bay scallop meat per person per
dcTay.At ri6 timE can you possess
more than 10 gallons. of whole
bay scallops in the shell, or 1/2
gallon of bay scallop meat aboard
any vessel regardless of the num-
ber of people that may be aboard
the vessel. ,
Bay scallops shall only be
harvested, by hand or by the use
of a landing or dip net. Trawls.
drags and dredges are strictly
prohibited.
The season closes September
10. This year the Florida Marine
Fisheries Commission extended
the scallop season by 10 days.
This was done at the request of
local residents and business own-
ers so that Labor Day weekend
visitors would have the chance to
scallop.
If you are required to have a
fishing license to fish, you are re-
quired to have a fishing license to
harvest scallops. The only excep-
tion to the license requirement Is


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Three Presentations In Area;,Two for the Fouth;
Mexico Beach Event is Scheduled for Saturday


This year, the citizens of Port
St. Joe, Mexico Beach, and We-
wahltchka, have the opportunity
to enjoy a day full of fun activities
and a night full of spectacular
fireworks in celebraUon of the
Fourth of July. Port St. Joe's and
Wewahitchka's festivities will be
held on July 4, while Mexico
Beach's will be held July 5.
Port St. Joe
The Fourth of July Celebra-
tion for Port St. Joe will begin at
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young at heart games and con-
tests will be held all throughout
the late afternoon with the first
contest being a 'best patriotic
dressed' contest startirfg at 4:25
p.m. "Country Connection," a lo-,
cal band will kick off the evening
activities with their lively sound
at 4:30 p.m. Then, at 4:45 p.m.
the games begin There will be
watermelon seed spittin', hula
hooping, sack races, and three
legged races. All ages are. encour-'
aged to participate.


melon for everyone, a fish fry,
and a barbecue at Lake Alice
Park.
A professional fireworks dis-
play. beginning at 8:30 p.m. (CT),
and a street dance following in
Lake Alice Park will conclude the
day's celebration.
All proceeds go toward the
purchase of the Lake Alice Park
Playground Equipment, which is
scheduled to arrive next week.
A good time is promised- to be
had by all who attend these won-


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Highway 71 and beautify the
roadside along Highway 98 within:
the city.
DOT had little to offer other
than advice at this point and time
because they are in the middle of
their grant cycle. They did outline
grant procedures and time frames
so the city could be ready to apply
for grant aid during next year's
cycle.
The board does seem to want
to do what they can now on the
projects. Linton said they wanted
to level and place grass sod on the
Highway 71 median and install a
new sprinkler system. They also
. will be doing -a clean-up along
Highway 98 from city limit to city
limit and planting palm trees
along the roadside with what
funds are available.
Downtown Project
Bill Kennedy (Preble-Rish
Consulting Engineers) reported to
the board that the downtown revi-,
talization project was close to ;
100% complete.
He pointed out a few minor
problems that the contractor
(Royal American Construction)
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Park


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7 Tucker Park is nearing com-
pletion just In time for the peak of
the summer season.


Gulf Count, 'received-. a
$100,000 grant' from Florida
-Recreation Development Assis-
tance Program (FRDAP) to build
the public park on .the Gulf of
Mexico side of St. Joseph
.' Peninsula. The Tucker tract prop-
erty is located approximately one
rrile south of Billy Joe Rish State
I Park.
r It will' provide legal public
: access for beach goers and fisher-
men to a section of the peninsula
that was previously unaccessible
except via driving on the beach or
crossing private property. "


The park project consists of a
dune walkover 'and observation
deck; .picnic pavilion, rest room
facilities, parking area and all the
other amenities associated with a
typical park area.
Gulf County has already been
notified that they have received
an additional $100,000 FRDAP
Grant for phase two of the project
originally intended to build a fish-
ing pier extending onto the Gulf
waters from the property.
Commissioner Warren Yeager
indicated the project was in doubt
" because DEP was currently


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present a presentation to honor play at sunset will add a spectac- d
all veterans at 4:10. ular ending to a day full of fun. Mexico Beah He did say he felt the board
For the children and the There ivl bhe lots of food, fun Phn fo r A IT He did say he felt the board
SThere will be lots of food, fun Plans for the First Annual In- would try to have the $100,000
and fellowship for the whole fami- dependence Day Celebration for to scavenger hunts. Adults can for boat owners. The Mexico grant funds repropriate for
Sly. Uncle Sam will also make a the city of Mexico Beach have enjoy the music of "Barb and;The Beach Volunteer Fire Department further development of the exist-
grand appearance, so come out been finalized and promise a Boys" throughout the day as they will also have two Of their fire Img Tucker Park facility.
..' and have your picture taken with grand time for all those planning feast on.the large assortment of fighting vehicles on display.
him. to attend. Festivities will com- food. Watermelon fans will be At 7:00 p.m. (CT), an awards Yeager said phase one of the
If the fireworks display is mence on Saturday, July 5 with challenged with a seed spitting ceremony ll be held for the win- project should be complete within
rained out, the display will take the opening of food and crafts contest and for those with a ers ofe variouscontestand two to three weeks.
place on Saturday, July 5, at concessions at 11:00 a.m., sweet tooth, there will be an ap- then the celebration will be con- Commissioners agreed during
s.D.T.i at the city's Canal Park. ple pie bake-off as well as a des- eluded by a spectacularfireworks the i ssioareet ing
[he first scheduled event will be sert raffle.,luded byse cufireworks theilst a m ng(June
Wewahitchka ntl e Coast u display off the city pier comment 23rd) to apply for the 1998
...WeWahltehka the Mayor's Cup Sailing Regatta, The U.S. coast Guard A x-ing at sunset. FRDAP grant fund to finish con-
The City of Wewahitchka's open to any sailboat in the Mexi- lary will have one of its ve. sells
iFourth of July activities will begin co Beach area. moored along the .canal in the Everyone is invited to attend struction plans for Beacon Hill
at 12:00 (CT) on Friday, July 4, For the kids there will be park for visits and th will ard guaranteed a good time Park, as requested by Comms-
with games for the kids, water- everything from fire engine rides conduct free safety inspections and a truly memorable day. sooner Tommy Knox.

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THE STAR

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1997,


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The Star Spangled Banner
By Francis Scottt Key
Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air
Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave?
On the shore, dimly seen thro' the mists of the deep.
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes.
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam.
In fullglory reflected now shines on the stream
'Tis the star-spangled banner; oh, long may it wave
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.


And where is that band, who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country-should leave us no more?
.Their blood has washed out their fou I footsteps' pollution;
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave.
and the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.
Oh, thus be it ever when free men shall stand-
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation;


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Blest withvictr'y and peace, may the Heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when 'our cause it is just;-
SAnd this be our motto: 'In God is our trust!"
"And the StaW-Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave
S O'er the land of the free and the home otf the brave.


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H nHER DOW WITH KES BY KESLEY COLBERT



'She" Came From Outer Space


The Highway 51 Truck Stop
and Restaurant served up ."Good
Gulf" gas and the 'best onion
cheeseburger in three states. Mr.
Jack Creighton pumped the hi-
test and Mrs. Creighton poured
on those onions. Wasn't none of'
us old enough to need any gas,
but we thought nothing of walk-
ing the mile or so from town to get
those grilled onions poured over
that inch thick burger.
I think it was the grease that
made those sandwiches so memo-
rable-and kept the onions from
sliding right off......Penelope'
Creighton, who was one year
ahead of us in school, waited
tables 'when she wasn't in the
back wolfing down double hand-
fuls, of chuck wagon steaks and


triple-decked cheeseburgers.
Bless her heart, if my folks
had a' run that place I probably
would a' weighed three hundred
pounds, too. Dad maintained she
was the largest eighth grader In
.the history of the known world.
SIt was an ordinary Tuesday
night. I'd spent the day picking up
crabapples for Mr. Moore. He paid
me a quarter. I broke and ran for
the 51 Truck Stop.
I was sucking on a toothpick,
still savoring, those onions as I
started down the back path, tak-
ing the familiar short cut to town
when it happened .. Now
folks, I'm not sure if I heard the
unearthly screech first-or saw
thev shooting light-it all hap-
pened so fast. I turned in time to
see the whole sky above the sec-
ond story living quarters of the
Creight6ri's dancing with light!
The noise was deafening and I
figured I'd been "at supper" long.
enough. If my heart and legs did-
n't fail me I could make it to townf


before "whatever got the 51- got
me! I heard a big crash and I
kicked it into overdrive
It was so dark I didn't even
notice Virgil Mayo cutting across
the L&N tracks toward his house.
I hit him running full speed. We
sprawled across, three main lines
and a spur. "Virgil, did you see
it?"
"See what?"
"The ... the ... the light. .
the noise .. the thing!"
"Can't say that I did. You look
like you've seen a ghost!"
By the time I quit shaking I'd
told "my story" six-times and was
tryingto calm down with a choco-'
late malt at Frank's Dairy Bar.
Mrs. McAdams had stopped by to
pick up Johnny, "it sounds like
one of those UFO stories to me."
"Yeah Kes, you don't reckon
you saw pne of those space
aliens?"
"Well, I wouldn't say--"`
"Just think, Martians have,


landed right out there at the 511"
People. we lived in a very
small town. News traveled like
wildfire. And everyone had seen
the recent showings down at the
Park Theater of It Came From
Outer Space and Invasion From
Mars, both starring Marshall
Thompson. The whole town start-.:
ed wearing khaki shirts and tuck-
ing their pants in their boots.
A large crowd gathered up the.
next night out at the truck stop,
The reporter from The Commercial
Appeal rolled into town on
Thursday. He caught up with me.
!at the. ball field, "Son, exactly
what did you see?"
"Well. sir. it was a loud noise
and a flash of light."
"I'll tell you what I saw," Virgil
Mayo cut In, 'It was a gigantic
light, seemed to be coming from
all over 'the area around the 511"
"I saw the light, too," For
some strange reason Mrs.
(See KESLEY on Page 3)


Are We Re-ady?

To Weather Another Hurricane Season
'COUNTY COMMISSIONER TOMMY Knox asks, "are we
ready?" Meanwhile, weather forecaster William Gray predicts 11
tropical storms with seven hurricanes sandwiched in the bunch,
for the season. We tend to scoff at predictions of the weather,
made by man, knowing that God has the full control over such
matters.
However, we had better pay full attention to Commissioner
Knox's question, given the experience we had with "Opal" a
scant two summers past. Being ready is the only proper defense b
we have from these storms, however many we might experience
during the season.
Forecaster Gray may be right on the money with his predic- J
tions and each one of those 11 storms [containing seven hurri-
canes] could all be aimed directly at Florida-the Panhandle,-
more specifically. If his predictions do come true, we had better
be ready! We can't afford-given the destructive force of a hurri-
cane-to be anything but ready. .
YEAR. AFTER YEAR, the same question is posed to our pop-
ulace with, the same answer being forthcoming. "Oh, yeah! "Let
'er come! We're ready for anything!" When all the while, we aren't
ready.
We don't have a plan of escape; we don't have a plan as to.
what steps to take in preparation to being able to weather the I
blow, or the rise of water. we don't have a definite plan as to
how we can minimize property damage, etc., etc.
: We're talking about personal readiness, now. The ones
charged with seeing us, collectively, through a potential blow
have their plans ready, as nearly ready as possible. It behooves
us all to get the auxiliary lights, food, water, transportation, etc..
decided in our own minds before the first big blow is announced,
at which time it is almost assuredly too late to begin scurrying
around, making plans.
Are we ready? We think not; at least not ready enough.


Another One of those "I'll Go, But I'm Not Gonna Like It" Adventures


FRENCHIE AND went boat
riding last Tuesday evening, even
though it rained cats and dogs on
the way to the boat dock.
We went along with a group
from our church who took a din-
ner cruise aboard the Lady, An-
derson and had a great time. The
trip on this particular night was
billed as a '"Gospel Dinner
Cruise".
Well, I had always Intended
to take a dinner cruise but had
just never gotten around to it.
Wayne Taylor gave me a wooden
"round tult" several years .ago,.
but I had never even used it In or-
der to get around to taking a din-
ner cruise. g ,
I'm no particular fan of gospel
music nor is Frenchie any partic-
ular fan of going for boat: rides.
She is afraid to because she is
prone to get seasick. She even
gets seasick in the bathtub She
has the seasick bug ... badi She
either really gets seasick or she
imagines she gets 'seasick; one or


ETAOIN SHRDLU


By Wesley Ramsey


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the other. She gets the same re-
sults.

WELL, THIS TIME I signed
us up to go without first confer-
ring with her, to see whether or
not she wanted to tempt the sea-
.sick bug or not. The ones getting
up the gospel music dinner cruise
just asked me if we cared to go
ahd I signed us up.
I'm always ready to go, any-
where, at the drop of a hat. I'll
even go to the dentist, or to a lec-
ture, or a concert. I'm still cha-
grined because I forgot the wind
symphony they presented over in
Apalachicola a couple of week
ends ago.


Also, ITm still chapped be-
cause none of my kids gave me a
trip to the new Braves stadium to
take in a ball game for father's
day. It seems like at least one out
of six would have thought of that
as the perfect father's day gift,
but not a one of them did. So, I
guess I'll just have to come up
with an excuse to go see the new
'stadium on my own.

BACK TO THE cruise,
though. We drove through a driv-
ing rainstorm to get to dockside
where we were to catch the boat.
It stopped raining about 15 min-:
utes before we reached the dock
and didn't even sprinkle another


drop until we started on the road
back home.
As I said, I'm no particular
fan of gospel music but I'm a fan
of, going. A duo of young ladies
put on the program. They, sang
for a full hour and a half and they
were good! They didn't have the
twangy gospel numbers ini their
repertoire but relied solely on
"soft" gospel numbers, if you
know what I mean. Most of their
numbers. definitely, were more
contemporary instead.
Those, two young women and
their 'back-up music made more
good sound than many multi-
voiced ensembles I have heard.
Kay Fast was on the organ.
she even made IT sing. Kay was
a familiar face as she had made
several appearances here in the
past several years. She had
played for Rotary Club functions,
on occasion, along with former
popular high school band direc-
tor, Ray Smith.

ALL THE WHILE, before the


boat left the dock, Frenchie was
worried that she was going to get
.seasick.
Well, she needn't have been
anxious about it. The boat ride
was as smooth as a table top. The
water had a slight chop on it, but
the boat didn't even,as much as
sway the least little bit.
She would have been in
tough circumstance if she had be-
come ill, however. We were seated
10 to a table and the tables were
fairly close together, although not
close enough as to be uncomfort-
able.
Actually, those sitting on ei-
ther side of her would have been
the ones who were in trouble if
she had become seasick. I was on
one ,side-the side next to the
aisle-so I would probably have
suffered the most.
I' had faith that the boat
wouldn't sway or dip enough to
cause her to start trying to feed
the fish.

THAT WAS MY first trip on a


dinner cruise but I don't suppose
it will be my last. A dinner'" cruise
is a lot to go' through just to get
supper, but it is worth it,
To say the least, it isn't your
run-of-the-mill, flight out to din-
ner experience, nor something
one would want to do every week-
end or so.
I even recommend their
brand of "gospel music" as highly
entertaining. It reminded me of
the time the .kids gave Frenchie
and I a trip to Opryland in Nash-
ville. I am also no particular fan
of country music and its perfor-
mance. I can take it or leave it-
mostly leave it! But I thoroughly
enjoyed the one and only trip I
have ever taken to attend "The
Grand Ole Opry" in a live perfor-
mance.
If I had been required to pay
or arrange for my own way, I
would never have gone, but lucki-
ly it was a gift so I didn't miss out
on a truly entertaining experi-
ence.


-THE STAR-
USPHS 518880
Published Every Thursday at 3Q4-308 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Co. of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Second Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe. FL

Wesley R. Ramsey....Editor & Publisher, President
William H Ramsey ..........................Vice President
Frendhie.Ramsey ....... Treasurer, Office Manager
Shirley Ramsey ........ Graphic Design/Bookkeeper


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, School Board Adopts


Open Enrollment Policy

In High School Baseball, Duane
McFarland Quits Coaching Job


When school is out the gov-
erning body doesn't have much to
do except keep things coasting
along and pay the bills. But the
Gulf County School Board man-
aged to find enough business to
take care of Tuesday to keep the
Board occupied for the full hour
and a half meeting.
aThe Board received several
letters of resignation 'to act upon
from personnel in the system, re-
Joined a couple of area-wide asso-
ciations, and took care of a few
student matters.
Baseball coach Duane McFar-
land capped off his year of win-
ning the state Class 3A baseball
championship by tendering his
resignation as baseball coach.
McFarland will still be affiliated
with the system in his academic
duties but will use his baseball
coaching time in the future to fur-
ther his education, instead.
Jo Ann Smith also filed her
resignation as a first grade teach-
er at Port St. Joe Elementary
School following a lengthy career
with the Gulf County system.
Both resignations were ac-
cepted.
OPEN ENROLLMENT
The board agreed to an open
enrollment status for- all Gulf
County schools.
This allows a student in Gulf
County to attend any school he/
she wants to. The student's par-
ents must notify the board, in
writing, of their desire for their
children to attend a school other
than the one closest to his/her
home. This must be done before
students are assigned to a school
before the year begins.
V.y'e're obliged by law to pro-
vide: transportation- to and from
school if the student lives, a cer-
tain distance from his assigned
school," according to Superinten-
dent Jerry Kelley. "If a student's
parents choose for their child to
attend a different school, it re-
moves our transportation obliga-






S',1 (From Page 2)
McAdams was down' at the ball
field with us, "and I saw some
alien looking, silver colored men
flying through the air.
The National Guard moved 'in
over the weekend. They had
tanks, mobile units, choppers,
the whole works. They kept up a
twenty-four hour surveillance in a
10-mile radius around M'r.
Creighton's humble Gulf Station.
Governor Browning declared an
emergency "in Area 51" but he.
didn't drive down to take a lbok.
The hard looking guys in the
black suits were there within the
week. The safety inspection stick-
er on their car windshield said
they", were from Roswell, New
Mexico. Didn't mean a thing to us.
"Boy, I understand you were the
fourth person standing outside
the alien site that night." He glint-
ed down at me and his eyes nar-
rowed., ,
"No sir, I was thefir-"
"Did you see the flying
saucer?"
"No sir, there was no-"
"Could have been a 'saucer!
The light might have blinded you!
Think nowl" The guy sounded like
a fired up Tommy Lee Jonesl "Are
you sure' you didn't see a silver,
4. flying saucer!"
"Well. I er I guess
oI . "
"Let's call it in. We've got a:
confirmed sighting."
The hubbub lasted almost a
month. Mr. Creighton sold regular
gas, hi-test and Mars dust. The
restaurant made a mint selling
lime jello and space burgers. My
Dad viewed the reporters, the
army, the black-suited men, the
gawkers-and allowed that we
had been invaded all right!' "
I was kind'a glad to see the
last of'em pull out myself. I didn't
have to wait for a table at the
diner, anrd we were back to the
regular fare. I thought about the
events of the past month as I
adjusted my toothpick and start-
ed down the back trail-I heard
that same horrible screech and
turned in time to see the light
shooting everywhere!
Not Again!
I froze for a second and saw
Penelope right before she hit the
ground. The concussion spurred
me to action. I leaped to her side.
S"Penny, are you o.k.?"
S "I . I think so. I lost all
Smy lightening bugs again. You
Know, I fell off that same balcony
last month-daddy told me not to
Essay anything .. ..u. .".
i I Just Got Clearance


To Tell This Story,
. .Kes


tion. The student must provide
his own transportation."
Under the open enrollment
concept, a Port St. Joe student
could opt to attend a Wewahitch-
ka school and vice versa.
But, he must express that de-
sire in letter form to the board
prior to the beginning of the
school year.
REACH AGREEMENTS
The board also reached agree-
ment with the Gulf County Guid-
ance Clinic to provide counselling
services and special classes for
special students.
The compensation to the clin-
ic was reduced by $10,000 for the
coming year, which the clinic "re-
luctantly" agreed to.
The reduction in compensa-
tion was made due to the Gulf
County Health Department per-
forming a small part of their for-
mer services.


Delay

fromPage 1
,was in the process of correcting.
The board discussed a prob-
lem with the red brick pavers
being slippery when wet. Mayor
Linton pointed out that at least
one person had slipped and fall-
en.
Kennedy said the contractor,
had applied sealer to the pavers
when he completed them and that.
was what was making them slip-
pery. Kennedy said he would
check with them and see if some-
thing could be done to correct the
problem. .
'Change Car Usage Policy
During a special meeting held
last Wednesday, the board decid-
ed to discontinue the practice of
allowing supervisors to drive city
vehicles home after work.
The policy change does not
affect emergency management
nor police officials.
Commissioner Damon McNair
suggested the policy change at
the board's last regular meeting.
Franchise Agreement With
Rigel Communications
The board approved a five
year franchise agreement with
Rigel Communications to use city
right-of-ways for their cable sys-'
temrns.
A 2% franchise fee will be
charged to the company by the
city, up from 1.5%, charged in
their previous agreement.
The agreement went .,into
Effect July 1st.,
In Other Business.
*Granted, a utility permit to
:St. Joseph Telecommunications.
*Scheduled a workshop for
noon Thursday to discuss vari-
ances and a few other ongoing
projects.

Bay Committee
To Hold Meeting,
A meeting of the St. Joe Bay
Committee will be held on Thurs-
day., July 10, at 9:00 a.m.. E.T.,
at the City of Port St. Joe's Fire
Department meeting room. This
meeting will feature presentation
of the subject ,of environmental.
education.
Speakers include Janine Rog-
er, Environmental Education Spe-.
cialist with the Department of En-
vironmental Protection; Jim
Newton. Environmental Specialist
with Arizona Chemical: and Lynn
Gager with Gulf Coast Communi-
ty College's Office of Lifelong
Learning. .
All interested persons are in-
vited to attend. For more informa-
tion, please contact. Dr. Robert
King at (850) 227-1812.


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


HQ Building Set Up to Monitor Beach Driving

Part of County Agreement With DEP

Sheriff Frank McKeithen [right] accepts a building to be uti- .
lized for beach driving controls from County Commissioner
47, M--i--- IWarren Yeager [second from right], as Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hoop-
er, beach residents and turtle patrol volunteers, look on ap-
S provingly.
The building is to be located at the "Stump Hole" access to
S. : the beach, on St. Joseph Peninsula. It is the only vehicular ac-
S' cess to the South Gulf County beaches, which is within the
S" designated aquatic preserve.
The building will be manned by sheriffs deputies, turtle pa-
:S |trol members, and volunteers during the turtle egg-laying sea-
r | son, which,is in full swing until October. Driving on the beach
is allowed only during the daylight hours duringthe turtle
hatching season.
Information pamphlets on the beach driving ordinance, tur-
S tle nesting season, and other local matters, will be available at
'the cape outpost to persons visiting the beach. This is a joint

County Commissioners to educate the public onthe beach
Driving ordinance, turtle nesting, and other environmental is-
Preliminary Tax Rols Figures Painting Mixed Picture





re 1 ary Tax.RX01 Figures PntilngMiXed Picture


County and School Board Due


If preliminary tax roll certifi-
cation figures pan out to be cor-
rect. it looks as if Gulf County and
the Gulf County School Board will
register sizable increases in tax-
able property values, while the
City of Port St. Joe will experience
a slight reduction and Wewa-
hltchka a slight increase.
According to Deputy Gulf
County Clerk Doug Birmingham,
the 1997 preliminary property
valuation, for the county is.,
$633,922,776 plus approximately
$10 million in new construction.
This reflects approximately $52:


Increases; City of Port St. Joe A Slight Reduction


million increase in taxable prop-
erty. .
Gulf County Property
Appraiser Kesley Colbert said
county land values continue to
rise and a flurry of new home con-
struction (mostly along the beach-
es in the southern portion 'of the'
county) have accounted for most
of the property value increases.
This all means very little to
the average Gulf County taxpayer
because unless you have pur-
chased property or built or pur-
chased a new home, you will like-


LETTERS ------
to the Editor


Impressed By Changes In City


Dear Editor:
For the first time in a long
while, I had occasion to visit Port
St. Joe on Tuesday, June 24. I
must say I was most favorably
impressed by all the changes that
have taken place since I was-pas-
tor of the Highland View Baptist
Church a number of years ago.
Reid Avenue is absolutely
beautiful, and the store fronts
give the impression that everyone
is working to contribute to this;
grand image. I have always
admired Port St. Joe as a quaint-
Sy historic and romantically pic-
turesque town, and the people are
some of the world's best.My years
at Highland View .contributed
immensely to my .host of dear''
friends, not only in the church,
but throughout the city.
I had intended to do a bit of
visiUng while in your fair city, but
'The Lord chose that time to bless
you with a needed downpour, so I
7 will have to come again for that. I
did. however, visit your fine estab-
lishment, and I am truly blessed
that I am able to list you and your
sweet wife and family as some of
the friends I wanted to visit.
Desiring to again be able to enjoy
the ETAOIN SHRDLU column, I
sort of subscribed to The Star.
Like the city in general. The Star
is really shining, and you may be
proud. It would do credit to any :
community, large or small.
Too bad the mill had to shut
down, but hang in there Port St.
Joe. Surely it will be back in pro-'
duction: in the not too distant
future. And, even if it shouldn't,
God has' a way ofturning disas-
ters into blessings, if We just trust
Him.

Sa yaw Saa" 7 it i & teSWar'


Sincerely,
/s/ Lowell F. Adams,
939 South Comet Avenue
Panama City, FL 32404


ly see little, if any, change in your
final tax bill.
In fact. if local taxing author-
ities lower millage rates to the roll
back line (lower millage rates to
the point to generate the same tax
revenues as the previous year)
most residents could even see a,
slight reduction in their bill.
In recent year, the Gulf
County Commission has actually
reduced its millage rates slightly
below the roll back resulting in a.
slight tax reduction.
The county's 1996 millage
rate was 7.6 while the school
board's was 8.018, the City of
Port St. Joe 5.24 anid
Wewahitchka 5.3. All of the coun-'
ty's taxing entities will be hashing
out new budgets for the upcoming
year over the next few months
before setting millage rate figures
to generate tax revenues to cover
their budgets.
In light of the current eco-
nomic conditions throughout the
county, taxpayers and taxing
authorities have been a bit jittery
about this year's taxes and bud-
gets ,


Commissioners from Port St.
Joe and county officials have
expressed recent concerns that
rumored lower appraisals on
Florida Coast, Paper Company
L property could have a drastic off-
set on their budgets.
Colbert. told The Star
Tuesday, "I have treated Florida
Coast Paper Company like any
other business in the county as
far as real and personal property
valuations are concerned." He
stated that any fluctuations from
last year's assessment would be
based on normal depreciation for-
mulas.
Pdrt St. Joe City Clerk
Pauline Pendarvis said the $5 mil-
Slion dollar decrease in property
valuations would amount to
approximately., a $26,000
decrease in the city's budget,
based on the 1996 millage rate of
5.24%.
Colbert hand delivered the
preliminary ; rolls to the
Department of Revenue Monday.
June 30. They will conduct their
yearly audit of the county's rolls
over the next few months.


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Howell Receives American Flag


Saint Joseph Bay Chapter,


NSDAR, Flag Chairman and Past


Sadie Gardner and Billy Howell display the American flag
which was flown over the Capital Building in Washington, D.C. on
the anniversary of "D" Day.

"Grate" Slaw Recipes


(DM)-Grate it up...pour it on: cabbage, slaw made simple! And now the all-
American picnic favorite is fat free made with fat free slaw dressing.
Yesterday's plain and simple coleslaw is not only healthy, but splendidly styl-
ish today. Recipes using the many varieties of cabbages and vegetables in the
markcis and elevating the once lowly slaw to an upscale, healthy salad, are
available to consumers in a new free booklet, "Grate" Slaw Recipes. The
recipes, information on cabbage. and slaw preparation tips can be obtained by
mailing a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: "Grate" Slaw, Consumer
Response Department, T. Marzetti Company, PO Box 09163, Columbus,
Ohio 43229-0163.
Shredded cabbage makes "grate' slaw because it contains ,m ice the amount
of fiber (3.4 grams per 31/2 ounce serving) as ordinary lettuce, and it has less
than 25 calories per cup. With the riex fji free sela dressing, which contains
only 45 calories, it becomes a strong contender as a heaithN side salad, main
dish, or sandwich topping.
The fat free version of the famous slaw dressing can be substituted cup for
cup for both Marzetti's Original and Light varieties of Slaw Dressing; and it
not only complements cabbage.slaw, but it also w orks %. ell in tuna salad.
This recipe, low in fat and calories makes a nice luncheon salad.
CRUNCHY CHINESE SLAW
2 cups Chinese cabbage 1,2 cup red radishes. thinly sliced
(nappa or savoy), shredded /4 cups green onion, chopped
1 cup broccoli flowerets, 1 cup Chinese noodles, divided
broken in small pieces Va teaspoon ginger
/2 cup canned alter chestnuts, / cup Mlarzetli Slaw Dressing,
drained and chopped Original, Light or Fat Free
1. In mixing bowl, combine first five ingredients.
2. Add cup Chinese noodles and mix lightly. .
3. In a small bowl, mix togeh-
ter slaw dressing and ginger;
pour over vegetables and toss to-
gether. Garnish with remaining
1/4 cup Chinese noodles. Serve
immediately. Serves 10.
Per serving: About 100 (50) .-,.. ;
calories, 7 (0.2) gm. fat, 12 (6) i''k'
mg. cholesterol, and 207 (215) S.
mg. sodium made with Original
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Regent, Sadie Gardner, presented
an American flag which has flown
over the nation's Capitol to
William (Billy) Howell on
Saturday, June 21.
The presentation was made to
Mr. Howell in appreciation for his
service to the DAR Chapter. Mr.
Howell provided the photograph
for the outstanding advertisement
featured in the August 1996 issue
of the DAR magazine, Daughters,
which won the "Ad Extellent
Award" for the Saint Joseph Bay
Chapter. The advertisement hon-
ored the City of Port St. Joe and
depicted a scene of beautiful St.
Joseph Bay.
The flag has special signifi-
cance for Mr. Howell because it
was flown on June 6, the 52nd
anniversary of "D" Day. Saint
Joseph Bay Chapter, NSDAR,
encourages flying our national
colors and requests that pride
and respect always by given the
flag of our nation.


Quilting Club
Meeting July 10
Guests are invited to the Pan-
handle Plecemaker's Quilt Club
meeting on Thursday, July 10, at
7:00 p.m., at St. James' Episco-
pal Church, located at 800 22nd
Street.
This month's program will in--
clude tips on country quilting.:
Light refreshments will be served.
Saturday, July 19, the Pan-
handle Piecemaker's, Quilt Club
will be sponsoring a workshop by
Mary Mason on machine quilting.
For more information call 647-
8915.

Sincere Thanks
The family of the late Sadie
Dawson wishes, to express their.
sincere appreciation and thanks
for all expressions of sympathy
shown. Your thoughtfulness and
kindness will always be remem-
bered. '


Host Families Needed
In Port St. Joe Area
Foreign high school students
are scheduled to arrive soon for
academic program homestays
...a the sponsoring organization
needs a few more local host fami-
Slies.
Adccording to .Pacific Intercul-
tural Exchange (P.I.E.) Executive
Director, John Doty, the students
are between the ages of 15 and
18 years old, speak English, have
their own spending money and
accident and health insurance,
and are anxious to share their
cultural experiences with 'their
new American families. For the
upcoming 'programs, P.I.E. has
students coming from Spain,
Denmark, Germany, Poland, Rus-
sia, Finland, Argentina, Brazil,,,
Columbia, Paraguay, Australia,',
New Zealand, Croatia and many
other countries.
Families who host for P.I.E.
are'also eligible to claim a $50.00
per month charitable contribu-
tion deduction on their itemized
tax returns for each month they'
host a sponsored student.
Families interested in learn-
ing more about student exchange
or arranging for a meeting with a
community representative may
dall P.I.E:, toll-free, at 1-800-631-
1818.


Cadwell-Woods

To Wed


Mr. and Mrs. Kelton Woods
are pleased to announce the en-
gagement and forthcoming mar-
riage of their daughter, Carmen
Lachelle Woods, to Durey Holiday

Lyles Named To

Honors List
Kathleen Lyles, daughter of
Bill and Millie Lyles, was recently
notified by Dr. Dan Gotheridge,
dean of student development at
Gulf Coast Community College, of
her placement on the Honors List
for the 1997 spring semester.
The Honors List is reserved
for students who are enrolled in
12 or more college credit hours
with a grade point average of
3.50-3.69 and students enrolled
in six to 11 college, credit hours
with a grade point average of 3.00
and above. Fewer than 25 percent
of all Gulf Coast students attain
this level of academic distinction.


Cadwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Da-
vid Byrd.
The ceremony will be held on
Saturday, July 19, at 6:00 p.m.
at Greater Mount Zion Baptist.
Church in Houston, Texas.



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The VFW Post #10069 and
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will be having a food booth at the
annual Fouirth of July celebration
at Frank Pate Park on July 4.
They will be serving hambur-
gers, hot dogs, sodas and pop-
corn, so come down hungry This
is one of the biggest money mak-
ing projects for this group.
The money raised will go
back into the community through
the many activities the VFW and
Ladies Auxiliary sponsor.
The VFW food both will be
open from 10:00 a.m. until dark.
The next meeting will be on
Tuesday, July 10, at the post
home in Highland View at 7:30
p.m., E.D.T. All members please
attend.

Many Thanks
The family of Craig and Tracy
Hamm appreciates the many acts
of love and kindness shown them
at the loss. of their baby boy.
Thanks for the calls, cards,
prayers, food and other expres-
sions of concern,
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1997 PAGE 5A




FL Implements New Graduation Standards


For several years, Florida stu-
dents have had to complete
required courses and have a 1.5
GPA in order, to graduate. The
GPA requirement has changed
effective the 1997-98 school year.
Students .who were in the
ninth grade or above during the
96-97 school year may have a 1.5
GPA for courses taken prior to
July 1; however, for courses taken
AFTER ,July 1, students must
earn a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or have


a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above.
Students who enter the ninth
grade in 1997-98 and thereafter
must have a cumulative GPA of
2.0. When the GPA falls below 2.5
for any student, parents will
receive notification that the stu-
dent is at risk of not meeting
graduation requirements.
Participation in interscholas-
tic sports will also be affected by
these new requirements. Eligibil-


ity for students entering the ninth
grade during the 1997-98 school
year and thereafter requires
maintaining a GPA of 2.0.
Students who entered the
ninth grade prior to the 97-98
school year must maintain a GPA
of 2.0 in the courses taken AFTER
July 1 or have an overall GPA of
2.0 or above. Eligibility for the
first semester of the 97-98 school
year for these students is to be
based on the school board's policy


in effect for the 1996-97 school
year.
Beginning with the 1997-98
school year and thereafter, a
grade of "C" equals 77 to 84. A
grade of "D" equals 70 to 76. The
grade scale for "AT and "B"
remains the same. This is law for
grades nine through 12.
The school board may elect to
include, elementary and middle
schools in this grading scale ,or
retain the scale already in place.


WSB Awarded STW Silver Zone Award


Jan Traylor, as a representa-
tive of Wewahitchka 4ate Bank,
was nominated by Wewahitchka
High School for the School-To-
Work Silver Zone Award. The
Department of Education has
notified Tanya Rinehart, STW
consortium coordinator, that it
has selected Wewa Bank as one of
three businesses in the Tri-coun-
ty STW Consortium to be a recip-
ient of this first time ever award.
This award is given by the
state to those businesses and
industries which "getin the zone"
by providing activities such as
year round employment for stu-
dents, educational materials for
classes, job shadowing opportuni-
ties, workplace mentoring, teach-
ing consumer skills to classes,
supporting academic, excellence,
being actively involved with
Career- Days and serving on
school advisory councils. *
If your business or industry
has not yet joined Gulf County
schools in their efforts to help get
students ready for work,. please
consider doing so. For further
information please call the school

Riley To Be
Recognized
April Riley. of Wewahitchka,
has been recognized for her
achievement as an America's
Champion Athletic Award Win-
ner.
Riley, who is a student at We-
wahitchka High School, will ap-
pear in the United States Achieve-
ment Academy Officlal Yearbook.
April is the daughter of Mary
Jones and the late Narvie Lee Ri-
ley. She is the granddaughter of
Odell Jones of Wewahitchka.


of your choice or Sara Joe Wooten
at 229-6940.
School contacts are Martha
Weimorts (Port St. Joe High


School), Margaret Ellmer (Port St.
Joe Middle School), Cindy Belin
(Port St. Joe Elementary School),
Carolyn Rish (Highland View


Elementary School), Pam Lister
(Wewahitchka Elementary School)
and Sue Dickens (Wewahitchka
High School).


Sara Jo Wooten, left, of the Gulf County school system, presents award to Wewahitchka Bank repre-
sentative Jan Traylor.


This decision will be made in the
process of revising their Pu il
Progression Plan, according to


Sara Joe Wooten of the county
office of the Gulf County school
system.


Destifino Reported For Duty On Truman


Navy Airman Recruit Thomas
M.' Destifino, son of Charles T.
and Sharon Destifino of
Wewahitchka, recently. reported
for duty with the aircraft carrier
decommissioning Unit Harry S.
Truman, based at Newport News,
Virginia.
Destiflno's new assignment is
anexample ,of how Navy and
Marine Corps men and women
are assigned to ships, squadrons
/and shore commands around the
world. Whether serving in the
"Persian Gulf near Iraq or in the
Adriatic Sea near Bosnia, people
like Destifino are making a differ-
ence as they work to improve,
their knowledge and skill as part
of the most highly technical naval
force in history.

GC Courtroom To
Host Open House
Over the past several months,
significant improvements have
been, made to the courtroom in
the Gulf County Courthouse. The
result achieved is an aesthetically
and acoustically enhanced facili-
ty-
Gulf Counfy Judge Bob
Moore invites the public to view
the refurbished facilities on Tues-.
day, July 8, at 5:30 p.m. (ET).


Destifino joined the Navy in
December 1996.

In Loving Memory of
MICHAEL ZACHARY HAMM
June 26, 1997
Li.lin oh family, .
When the ,Li'rm does near.
Think ,f' me uhen ",. .ouni '4.oiu 'hear
The rumble ef thunder the .Ange above'
welcoming me to Heaven 4Fild of Loue .
The sound of the lightning,is the, ral kf the bat
thrown on the ground as I reach io' hid my hat
The flash offlightning i from the .pted of the ball.
as it o.ve,'r th, ) ie at Ih centa-.i'ld wall
I start o1 SIL'L'uly hiVL'a i rinkle I tread.
As my [get more faster
sounds like a dJunprour's ahead,
I round the bases,
first, second, and third.
I'm at "home" now, dear family-
On Heaven's "Field of Love".
As the rainbow follows the rain,
Remember God's promise...
He is with us always.
Take his hand through the pain,
For there's sunshine always after the rain.
Written for Zach's parents,...
Craig and Tracy Hamm
By Zach's Aunt Becky Weston
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G.C. Guidance Clinic Enters Merger


Talks With Life Management Center


The Gulf County Guidance
Clinic, Inc., a local non-profit pri-


vate mental health provider, has
announced that it has started


Quinn C. Gudger Enters A

Guilty Plea To Nine Counts


A Big Fish for a Little Guy!t'
Shown in the photo above is Douglas (left) and Daniel May..
Douglas is shown holding the trout he caught while fishing at
the oil docks with his brother on Wednesday, June 25.


Your Deer May Make'

Florida Buck Registry


Deer hunters in the Panhan-
dle can find out how their deer
rack stacks up against others
across .the state by having it
scored for the Florida Buck
Registry.
To qualify for the Registry, the
deer must have been legally taken
in Florida during this, dr past
hunting seasons. Commission
scorers use the well-known Boone
and Crockett (B &C) scoring sys-
tem to evaluate the racks' size.
Tom Wright, business manag-
er in the Division of Wildlife, said
trained volunteers in the GFC's
Wildlife Reserve Program do the
actual scoring -and take antler
measurements based on-symme-
try, or how symmetrical the rack
is from one side to the other, and
mass, or circumference measure-
ments at designated places on
each antler.
"To make the Registry, typical
"antlesf-must score 100 B & C
inches or more, and non-typical
racks must measure at least
125," Wright said. "For each rack
that qualifies we send the owner a
certificate- suitable for framing
and a shoulder patch." Typical
racks'scoring 130 and over, and
non- typical racks scoring 155 and
Questions Posed
to VA Counselors
QUESTION: Will my insur-
ance costs be raised if the
Department of Veterans Affairs
bills my insurance company for
medical care?
ANSWER: So far, there have
been. no reported instances of
insurers raising premiums due to
claims being filed by the govern-
ment. Health insurance is intenrid-
ed to cover medical services listed
in your policy and the premiums
you, your spouse or employer pay
are for those services. Since you
are ,using your policy to allow VA
to recover 'costs, the insurance is
being used as' intended.


over, receive the new gold bor-
dered certificate. Anyone wanting
to have their deer antlers mea-
sured in northwest Florida can
call the GFC's Panama City office
at (904) 265-3676.
Wildlife' reservists have scored
more than 40 racks from the 1996-
97 hunting' season. The largest
include a 12-point non typical
buck taken by Robert Stevens in
Gadsden County on December
24th that scored 159-1/8, and a
12-point typical buck taken by
Washington County resident Ty
Padgett by bow-and-arrow on
October 25th that scored 130-6/8.


Russ Completes
Six Day Port Visit
Navy Seaman Augustus C.
Russ, son of Lillian K.-Russ- of
Wewahitchka, who Is currently
on a six-month deployment to the
Mediterranean Sea aboard the
aircraft carrier USS John F. Ken-
nedy, recently completed a six
day port visit to Marseilles,
France.
While In port, Russ and his
shipmates had the opportunity'to
experience the French culture
and also share the uniqueness of"
a U.S. aircraft carrier with the
people of Marseilles. -Highlights
included tours of French castles
and vineyards. In addition, crew
members also took time out to
paint a local soup kitchen.
Aircraft 'carriers like Russ'
ship are forward deployed around
the world to maintain U.S. pres-
ence and provide rapid response
in times of crises. Sailors and ma-
rines like Russ are often the first
to arrive in situations ranging
from humanitarian relief efforts
to combat operations.
wahltchka High School, joined
the Navy in July of 1996.


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On June 26, at the Federal'
Courthouse in Pensacola, Quinn
Christopher Gudger entered a
plea of guilty to nine counts of
extortion. Gudger was indicted on,
April 16 by a Pensacola federal
grand jury on nine counts of
extortion for sending threatening
letters to Gulf' County Judge
Robert Moore, Bay County Judge
Dedee Costello and Apalachicola
attorney Barbara Sanders.
Gudger pled guilty to sending
letters addressed to Judge
Costello with threats of sexually
battering her and severing her fin-
gers, letters addressed to Judge
Moore which contained threats to
kill Moore and his family, and let
ters to Sanders which contained
threats of sexually battering her
and severing her fingers.
A special agent with FDLE's
Panama City Field Office, the U.S.
Attorney's Office and the evidence
analyzed by FDLE's crime lab
assisted in proving the associa,
tion between Gudger and the let-
ters.
The letters were analyzed by
FDLE's questioned documents
section proving that the handwrit-
ing was indeed Gudger's, the


envelope seals were analyzed by
the DNA section to prove Gudger
had in fact moistened and sealed
the envelopes, and latents proved
Gudger had touched ,the
envelopes and letters.
The presiding judge ordered a
pre-sentence report and sentenc-
ing is scheduled for September 15
at 9' a.m. before the Honorable
Judge Collier. Gudger could
receive approximately 20 years in
prison.


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merger discussions with the Life
Management Center of Northwest
Florida, Inc., a Panama City
based non-profit behavioral
health care corporation.
On Tuesday, July 8 at 7:00
p.m. (EDT), the Board of Directors
of the Gulf County Guidance
Clinic has invited the community
to a special meeting to discuss
opinions on advantages and dis-
advantages of a potential merger.
This meeting will be held in Port
St. Joe at the clinic's Wellness
Center, located at the corner of
Third Street and Williams Avenue.
Gulf County Guidance Clinic,
Inc., has a 30-year history of
operating as a locally run corpo-
ration with a Board of Directors
made up of representatives of the
community. A merger would
involve the dissolution of the local


corporation with all assets and,
management being turned over to.
Life Management Center.
This merger consideration
results from increasing difficul-
ties in obtaining adequate local
funding contributions and an
increasingly competitive behav-
ioral health care market.
The Gulf County Guidance
Clinic, Inc. Board of Directors, is
interested in the community's
opinion on this potential change.
Everyone is encouraged to be pre-
sent at, the July 8 meeting.
Thoughts and comments
from the public are welcome.
Written comments may also be
submitted" to the Board of
Directors of the Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Inc. at 311
Williams Avenue, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456.


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* GFC Steps Up Patrols Over July 4th Weekend


: The Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission (GFC) will be
highly visible on Florida's lakes
and rivers during the Fourth of
July weekend.
Between July 4 and 6, GFC
law enforcement officers will be
watching for individuals boating
under the influence (BUI) on
Florida waters. In 1996, nearly 50
percent of fatal boating accidents
in Florida were alcohol-relafed.
Capt Paul Ouellette, GFC's
jo0ating safety coordinator, said
impaired boat operators .will be
tested, charged and Jailed if they
are found to be intoxicated
beyond the state's legal blood
alcohol level of .08 percent.
GFC's concentrated efforts on
lakes and waterways comple-
ments Drive Smart Florida Inc.'s
"Booze It & Lose It" sobriety
checkpoints on Florida's roads.'
Operation Booze .It & Lose It is
dedicated to reducing. the inci-
'dents of drunk driving related


injuries and fatalities.
"We saw the success that
Drive Smart Florida had with
their sobriety checkpoints in
exposing the number of drunk
drivers on Florida's roads,"
Ouellette said. "We feel that our
drunk boaters are also our drunk
drivers."
The GFC will continue the
Designated Operator Program it
launched over the Memorial Day
Weekend on the heavily traveled
St. Johns River from Jacksonville
to Lake Harney. The 'program
encourages boaters to select one
person from each vessel to be a
non-drinking designated operator.
"This is one of the first pro-
grams in the nation that recbg-
nizes designated boat operators,"
Ouellette said. "We hope to curb
the number of accidents that
result from BUL"
SGFC officers also will .be
checking vessels for required
safety equipment during the holi-


day period. Ouellette suggests
three rules of the water that will
make for a safe outing wear a


personal flotation device (PFD),
boat sober, and take a boater edu-
cation course.


New Correctional


Officer Course Set


The Criminal Justice Training
Academy of Gulf Coast
Community College will be con-
ducting a Correctional Officer
Basic Standards course at the
Port St. Joe North Side Guidance
Clinic beginning on Monday, July
28th at 6:00 pm (ET). This 450,
hour course will meet four days d'
week, for four hours a night.
The Correctional Officer Basic'
Standards Cours6e is required in
order to be eligible for the state,
certification examination for cor-
rectional officers.
The" course' requires advance


Tips to Help Stay Safe


SDuring Thunderstorms


By Chris .Floyd
Thunderstorms are our most
common experience of severe.
weather. Every thunderstorm pro- '
duces lightning which kills more
people each year than tornadoes.
Heavy rain from thunderstorms
can lead to flash flooding. Strong
winds, hail, and, tornadoes are
also dangers associated with


some thunderstorms
The National Weather Service
considers a thunderstorm severe
If it produces hall at least 3/4
inch in diameter, wind 58 mph or
higher, or tornadoes. The five
main offspring of thunderstorms
are: lightning, floods, straight-line
winds, large hall, and tornadoes.


1-

S Suishine Electric has new technology
S" protection for your home.
Here we sit in the middle of die lightning capital of the world. As a
matter of fact, the National ,Weather Service reported well over 4,500 lighting
strikes across the state, occurring in one hour, last week. People who own
home computers are %ery aware of the dangers of power surges. Others may
pot find out the consequences to modern electronics and appliances until it
is too late.
Sunshine Electric offers surge protectors for your entire lome, Owner
Cletus Heaps explains, "A power surge is a sudden momentar) increase to
household eleciical current. Surges can be caused by,' die switclung on and
pff of heavy electrical appliances such as an air conditioner. They can also
be caused by power stations, sw itching from one source of power to another,
or {n ele rical, strike. -, .. ..
S"Because atoday'siad danced electronic teclnolog\, suppres.sois are
especially important for protecting dle complex electronic circuitry used in
TV's, VCR's, stereos, computers ahd most of today's appliances. Even small
fluctuations in sour liousejiold current %o!lages put a lot of strain on major ,:
appliancess"
There aret ten times as rnany sensitive equipment ft.ilures during
'Florida's.storm season. As appliances and electronic equipment become,":.'
more sophisticated they are also more sensitive to the harmful effects of-" :
surges.
Cletus Heaps is a licensed electrical contractor aith over 35 years expe-
;rience. He is a master electrician with inter state experiences. His business is
,on call seven dais a week, 2- hours a day. Cletus will install a surge protec-
tor that will protect your entire household. The suppressor installed is
'$115.00 and is covered by a lifetime warranty.
Cletus Heaps reminds us "the bitterness ul poor quality lingers long
:after lie sweetness of cheap price is forgotten
: Sunshine Electric is licensed and insured to do residential, cominiier-
'cial, and industrial electrical contracting in Ba-,, Gulf, Fi:nklin and surroindl-
ing counties. For an appointment or more information, call o.lnicr Cleius
Heaps now at 904-227-1738.


*Lightning' occurs with all
thunderstorms. It averages 93
deaths 'and ,300 injuries each
year. It also causes several hun-
dred million dollars In damage to
property and forests annually.
*Flash floods/floods are the
number one thunderstorm kill-
er... nearly 140 fatalities each
year. Most flash flood deaths oc-
.cur at night and when people be-
come trapped in automobiles.
*Straight line winds are re-
sponsible for most thunderstorm.
wind damage. Winds can exceed
100 mphl One type of straight
line wind that can cause extreme
damage is a downburst, a small
area of rapidly descending air be-
neath a thunderstorm. Down-
bursts can reach speeds equal to
that, of a strong tornado and can
be extremely, dangerous to avia-
tion.
'mHall causes nearly $1 billion
in damage to property and crops
annually. Large. hail stones can
fall at speeds faster than 100
mph. The costliest U.S. hailstorm
occurred in Denver, CO in July
1990. Total damage was $625
million. 4
"What to listen for...
When conditions are favora-
ble for severe weather to develop,
a severe thunderstorm watch is
issued.
When severe weather has,
been reported by spotters or indi-
cated by radar, a severe thun-
derstorm warning is. Issued.
Warnings indicate imminent dan-
ger to life and property to those in
the path of the storm.
What you can do-Be safely
Before the storm...
*Check weather forecasts be-
fore leaving for extended periods
outdoors.
*Watch for signs of approach-
ing storms.
*Postpone outdoor activities if
thunderstorms are imminent.
This Is your best way to avoid be-
ing caught in a dangerous sitta-
Lion
Where' a thunderstorm appirowch:.
aRemember if you can hear
thunder, you are close enough to
the storm to be struck by light-
ning. Go to safe shelter Immedi-
atelyl
*Move to a sturdy building or
. car. DO NOT take sheltertin small
sheds, under isolated trees, or in
convertible automobiles.
*Get out of boats and 'stay
away from water.
*Avoid using the telephone or
,'any' other electrical appliances.
Use the phone only; in emergen-:
cles. .
*Do not take a bath/shower.
*Turn off air conditioners.
*Get to higher ground if flood-
ing is possible. Abandon cars and
climb to higher ground. Note:
most'flash flood deaths occur in
automobiles.
If caught outdoors and no shelter
is nearby...
*Find a low spot away from
trees, fences, and poles. Make
sure the place is not subject to
flooding.
*If you are in the woods, take
shelter under the shorter trees.
*If you feel your skin tingle or
your hair stand on end, squat low
to the ground on the balls of your
feet. Place your hands on your
knees with your head between
them. Make yourself the smallest
target possible and minimize your
contact with the ground.
For additionall information on
thunderstorm safety, please con-
tact your County Emergency
Management Office or the Capital
Area Chapter of the American
Red Cross in Tallahassee at (850)
878-6080, in Perry at (850) 584-
6663 or visit our web site at
www.tallytown.com/redcross.


Persons interested in taking a
boater education course can con-
tact one of the GFC's five regional


Gulf Co. Juvenile
Justice Meeting
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will be meeting
Friday, July 11 at 12:00 noon:
(EDT) at the Wellness Center,
located at the corner of Third and


offices.


Williams in Port St. Joe.
Membership in the Juvenile
Justice Council is open and there
is no membership fee. Nomination
and election of officers will be held
at this meegng. The public ii
welcome and encouraged to
attend.
For more information contact
Melissa Ramsey, Chair, at 227-
1145 or Patricia Odom, Council
Coordinator at (850) 482-9618.


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application, as well as a written
entrance test. There is no charge
for the test and it can be taken
Monday through Friday at the
main, campus of Gulf Coast
Community College or on
Tuesday or Thursday afternoons
at the Port St. Joe Police Station.
For additional information,
please contact Jackie Vaughn at
(850) 747-3233, Monday through
Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., CT,
or call Ray Jackson, at (850) 229-
2760 in the Port St. Joe office on
Tuesday or Thursday afternoons
from 1 to 5 p.m. (ET).


Record Flathead
Catfish Caught
A Gadsden County angler has
become the latest fisherman to
catch a state record flathead cat-
fish. ..
Jason Lee Brown, 24, of
Chattahoochee, caught a 43.51
pound flathead on May 23rd from
the Apalachicola River. Brown
caught the fish at 11 p.m. at the
tail race of the Jim Woodruff Dam,
.The previous record flathead
weighed 42 pounds, and was
caught by an Escambia County
angler from the Escambia River in
1995.
Brown's flathead measured
41 inches in length, 28.5 inches
in girth and was caught on a live
bluegill. His fish becomes one of
33 freshwater species recognized
:;in the Florida Came and Fresh
Water Fish Commission's Record
Fish Program.
Four categories in the Record
Fish Program remain open. They
include skipjack herring, common
carp, yellow bullhead and brown
bullhead.
Brown's flathead was certified
by Wildlife Officer Curt Perry on
"May 24 in Marianna.


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7 and 8 Year Olds Win


District Championshi]
The 1997 Port St. Joe seven- Matthew Dodson while bac
and eight-year-old Dixie Youth back doubles were hit by
tournament team made history Quintana and Justin Hend
last Saturday by winning Port St in the loss to Parker in the
Joe's first championship in the liminary game on Friday nig
District IV Pitching Machine AA ; In the championship g
Tournament in Parker. the bats returned, with
In a thrilling, come-from- Quintana recording a double
behind win in the last inning, the a single. Warren Floyd a d
St. Joe team won the champi- and Zach Tarantino, two sir
onship by a score of 6-5 over Josey Freeman, Leland Ray
Parker's All Star team. The win in Justin Henderson each a
the final game gave St Joe a tour- single base hits.
nament record of 5-1; The coaches and all fans
St Joe's championship game mented on the character of
followed wins against Bayou team. to achieve two come
George (28-2), Apalachicola Bay behind victories in the last ir
(16-2), Parker (16-6), Wewahitch- of play to bring the champloi
ka (7-6), and a preliminary loss to home to Port St. Joe.
Parker.
In the 16-6 victory over Dixie Boys Kick-(
Parkler last Wednesday the
defense of St 'Joe continued to District Tdurnam
shine, led by infielders Leland
Ray, Justin Henderson, Zach The Port St. Joe Dixie
Tarantino, Josey Freeman, Zeke Baseball League All-Star teal
Stevens and catcher Jared Smith, begin competition in the Di
and secured the victory in: the III Tournament in Cl
championship game. Saturday, July 5th. They ear
Hitting, continued to be a berth -in the flve-team dc
strength of the team in that first elimination tourney by adva
win against Parker with each St., from the Southern Sub-DI
Joe player recording at least a Tournament held June 20-,
single. Rashawne Thomas picked Parker.
up a double and a single, Zeke The games will be host
Stevens two doubles, and two sin- Pals Park off of Highway
gles each for Zach Tarantino, Chipley. The Port St. Joe.
Warren Floyd, Scott Quintana, drew a Game #1 match-up
Justin Henderson, Patrick Bailey Apalachicola at a credeT
and Josey Freeman. meeting held last Saturday
In the 7-6 win over first pitch is scheduled to
Wewahitchka, Rodney Besore led the plate at 6 p.m. (ETI.
the team with two singles as did A win would advance th
Zach Tarantino and Scott play Monday at 7 p.m.
Quintana. against Cottondale; a loss,
p.m. Monday. Further game
Singles 'were produced by be held at 7 and 9 p.m. Tu
Travis Hopper, Warren Floyd and and at 8 p.m. Wednesday th.
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SScott Gowan Named
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Last Saturday, the Florida
High School Sports Awards cere-
mony honored the top athletes,
coaches, and scholar athletes
with the "Breakfast of Champl-
,ons" at Sea World.
Athletes and coaches in all
20 high school sports were eligi-
ble to win awards. Each classifl-
cation winning athlete and coach
received an award commemorat-
ing his/her accomplishments. All
of the classification winners then,
I were placed in nomination for the:
overall Florida Athlete and Coach
of the Year awards. One athlete
and one coach was chosen for
each sport by the Florida Athlete
Coaches Association.
The featured speaker for the
I "Breakfast of Champions" awards
program was Brandy Johnson,
olympic gymnast. She finished
the highest for the United States
at the 1988 Olympics and won a
silver medal in the 1989 World
Championships.
| Coach of the Year in boys
track and field were: class 6A,
David Bowden, Lauderdale Lakes
Boyd Anderson; class .A-Rnri
Brooks, Jacksonville Wolfson; -
class 4A-John Carter, Gainesville
Eastside; class 3A-Scott Gowan,
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added Scott Gowan
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Sthis Coach Gowan was chosen as
from the overall winner of the Florida
inningg Track and Field Coach of the
ship Year, which he also-won in 1996.
Since coming to Port St. Joe
11 years ago, Coach Gowan has
ff had one All-American, 28 state
champions, and 92 All-State ath-
Bnt letes. The team has won six dis:
trict titles, and just recently add-
Boys ed their fourth consecutive staf6E
Swill title.


any type of center-fire rifle match-
es is urged to attend the meeting;
The club wants to start up some
more rifle matches. ,
After the meeting, the
Thursday evening trap shoot-will
be held. Last Saturday, the club
held its monthly PPC and FPOA:
bullseye matches.
John Fadio was the winner of


Port St. Joe's Farm Team All Stars
Kneeling (1 to r) are: T. C. Woiullard, Chaes Tharpe, Andrew White, Keijuan Simms and Mica
Ashcraft. Players standing are: Brian Glass, Jed Bolyard, Andrea Hernandez, Jordan Todd, Ryan
Wood, Channing Beard, Tom Boone and Jake Howse. Standing back are: Assistant Coach Gary
White, Manager Mike Todd and Assistant Coach Rusty Brown.


Wewahitchka's Farm Team All Stars
Standing in front (1 to r) are: Tyril Baxley, Donald Pridgen, Michael Weeks, Ricky Roberts,
Justin Suber, Brian Kerrigan and Assistant Coach Ernest Harden (kneeling). In Pack (1I to r) are:
Manager Julie Carr, Jamie McCorvey, Cody Harden, Daniel McNamara, Jacob Carr, David Stanley,
Matthew Dorman and Assistant Coach Ed Baxley.


the PPC match with a score of
476. The bullseye match was won
by Ralph Roberts with a score of
510. The next scheduled handgun
matches will be a .22 RF bullseye
match and a metallic silhouette
match on July 12th.
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Is Officially Nearing Completion
Work is nearing completion on the "Shipyard
Cove Park", better known as the old Maddox Family
homesite, located west of Baltzell Avenue, facing St.
Joseph Bay. The park project was being built with a
state matching grant of some $102,710, with much
of the grant match coming from "in kind" service by
the City of Port St. Joe.
The new park features rest room facilities, nature
trails, rest areas complete with decorative benches, a
walk-over to the beach area, and landscaping which
utilizes a natural look as much as possible.
The new park is located on three acres of proper-
ty which the city obtained as a gift from the state, af-
ter it was purchased by the Coastal Management
Program, with the stipulation that the city use it as a
park. The state agency responsible for presentation
of the property deed to the city was the Florida His-
torical Preservation Trust.
The property was owned for many years by the
late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Maddox and utilized by them
for a homestead.
Construction of the park facilities was done by
Southern Champion Construction Company of Tuck-
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1997 PAGE V1
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Av David G. Bronner, chief executive
Bachelor's at Troy officer of the Retirement Systems
Bchel ors a Try of Alabama was the guest speak-
Troy State University er.
Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. Among those receiving bache-
conferred 423 bachelor's, mas- lor's degrees was John Chadwick
ter's, associate's and educational Arrant of Port St. Joe. He earned
specialist degrees during TSU's a degree in the field of manage-
annual spring commencement ment.

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PAGE 2B THE STAR PORT 1997


M I N U T ES of the ... Gulf County Commission


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MAY 27, 1997
WORKSHOP
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in workshop
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox, John
Stanley, Jr.,Blilly E. Traylor (entered at 5:08
p.m.), and Warren J. Yeager, Jr. Others pre-
sent were: County Attorney Timothy
McFarland, Chief Deputy .Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore, Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
Administrator/Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells, Building Inspector
Richard Combs, Emergency Management/
911 Coordinator Marshall -Nelson;,
Maintenance Superintendent Joe Beardeii,
Solid Waste Director Joe Danford, Veterans'
Service Officer/S.H.l.P. Administrator Bo
Williams, and Sheriffs Department Captain
Joe Nugent.
The meeting came to order tf 5:00
p.m ., E.D.T. : ,
Administrator Wells opened the meet-
ing with prayer, and Chairman Peters led
the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING-
Chief Administrator Butler discussed the
proposed layout of the interior of the new
administration building, and upon Inquiry
by Commissioner Stanley, Emergency
Management Director Wells reported on the
progress of the structure hardening" grant.
Upon Inquir). the Board agreed to
keep the interior of the building compatible
with the interior of the Courthouse. After
discussion about location of the Veterans'
Service Office to be near the lobby to pro-
vide a waiung area for his clients (due to the
confidential matters discussed in his office).
:Emergency Management Director Wells
requested a partition and door in the recep-
non area (between Gloria Ramsey and Judy
KosIn), due to the sensitivity of matters
handled in his office After further discus-
sion about the area being open so the
employees can assist each other in answer-
ing telephones and wailing on the public
versus the need for privacy, the Board
approved the partinon and door and stated
that the mo employees should still assist
each other as much as possible. Upon
request by Emergency Management
Director Wells, the Board also agreed: to
'have an additional door, from the hallway
into the radio room. After further discus-
sion about the Veterans' Service Office, the
Board requested that Veterans' Service
Officer Williams meet with Chief
Administrator Butler on the layout of'his
office to provide convenience and privacy
S for his customers. ;
S There being no further business, and
upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
5:43 p.m., E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MAY 27, 1997
REGULAR MEETING'
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissi:oners met this date In regular
session uith the following members pre-
sent Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox, John
Staiileyi-Jr.-,-Bdly-E. Traylor, and-WarrenJ.
.i,'-ager. Jr. Others present were: County
'Atri;rniic Timothy McFarland, Chief Deputy
Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham, Deputy
Clerk Towan McLemore,"' Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wibberg. Administrator/
'Emergency Management Director Larry
Wells, Building Inspector Richard Combs.
Emergency Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, Maintenance Superinten-
dent Joe Bearden. Solid Waste Director Joe.
Danford. South Gulf County E.M.S.
Director Shane McGufRn, Veterans' Service
Officer/S.H I P. Administrator Bo Williams.
and Sheriffs Department Captain Joe
Nugent. ...
The meeting came to order at 6:05-
p.m., E.D.T.. '
Administrator Wells opened the meet-
ing with prayer, and Chairman Peters led
the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA/SUPPLEMEN-
TAL CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion
by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the consent agenda
and the supplemental consent agenda, as
follows:
CONSENT AGENDA
1) Minutes May 27, 1997 Workshop
May 27, 1997 iegulat
Meeting
2) Inventory Emergency Management
(Junk 090-162 Echostar
Satellite Receiver)
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AdtENliA
1) Budget Amendment General Fund -
Solid Waste/County Road & Bridge/Work
SCrews '
INCREASE:
'Solid Waste Dept. ..
Salaries $21,082.00
FICA 1,307.00
Medicare 306.00
Retirement 3,723.00 ,:
Co. Road & Bridge
Maint of Equipment $26,418.00
DECREASE:
Co. Work Crews
Salaries $42,164.00
2) Commodity Food Contract (Amended to
#2.42000o)
3) Grant Applications Solid Waste (Litter,
Recycling, Small County, Waste Tire) :
4) Hazard lMitigation Plan Designee
(Marshall Nelson) '
5) Invoice ", .;' '
Agency for Health Care Admin-
istranon Medlcald (February, 1997
$5,131.18 to be paid from
Welfare: Medicaid)
SSoutheastern Mechanical Contrac"
ting Emergency Repair at George
Gaskin Park 1111397 924,010.50
to be paid from Boating
improvement Projects: Improve-
ments Other Than Buildings)
6) Budget Amendment General Fund -
Emergency Repair at George Gaskin Park
INCREASE: ,
Boating Impr. Projects: Impr. Other Than
Buildings $24,011.00
DECREASE:
Reserves: Reserves for Contingencies -
$24,011.00
7) Proclamation (Governor) Hurricane
Awareness Month June)l.
RECEIVE PROPOSALS (t9e97-it)
CONSULTANT / AIPAItK .PE.ASIBtLI-
TY STUDY-Pursuant to advertisement to


receive sealed proposals (#9697-21 ) for a
consultant to. perform the feasibility study
for the proposed Alrpark. the following com-
panies submitted proposals: Reynolds,
Smith & Hills, Inc., Preble-Rish. Iite. and
Dames & Moore. ... o '
Upon motion ,, B" inmiassioner
Traylor, second by Cbomilalioner Yteager
and unanimous vote. the Boatd tabled the
proposals for review and recommendation
by Chief Administrator Btider itfhd Solid
Waste Director Danford.


STREET-Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner .Yeager,
and unanimous vote. the Board approved
Misty Lane as a new road name in the
Overstret area.
STREET NUMBERS CITY OF
PORT ST. JOE-Upon Inquiry by
'Chairman Peters, 911 Coordinator Nelson
reported that incorrect street numbers had
been passed out in the city of Port St. Joe
on two separate occasions, but he has the
corrected maps (and has requested that all
other maps be desrro)ed) and will give them
to the Police Department for distribution.
E.M.S. MONTHLY REPORT-South
dulf County E.M.S. Director McGufRln pre-


WORK HOURS ROAD DEPART-
MENT / MOSQUITO CONTROL-
Commissioner Stanley discussed the possi-
bility of the Mosquito Control and Road
Departments changing to a, 4-day work
week, stating that it will save the County
$44,036.00 per year at the Road,
Department. After discussion about there
not being enough daylight hours in the win-
ter, the Chairman agreed to schedule a
workshop to discuss this issue.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES .:/
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Commissioner Stanley and Commissioner
Traylor about Individuals living in tecre-


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CONTRACT SHERIFF SERVICE
OF PROCESS (1997-98)--Upon motion
by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to execute the 1997-
98 contract with the Department of
Revenue for Sheriff Service of Process fees
for Title IV-D Child Support cases.
BEACH EROSION GRANT -
STUMPHOLE FEASIBILITY STUDY /
RESOLUTION-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second, by
Commissioner Knox, and unanimous vote,
the Board adopted the following resolution
requesting that the Florida Department of
Engirohmental Protection administer the
grant funds ($100,000,00) acquired
through the Florida Beach Erosion Control
Assistance Program (#97GU1):
RESOLUTION NO. 97-11
A RESOLUTION OF THE GULF COUN-
'IY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
REQUESTING THE FLORIDA DEPART-
MENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
TO ADMINISTER THE GRANT FUNDS
(CONTRACT NUMBER 97GUI) THAT GULF
COUNTY ACQUIRED THROUGH THE
FLORIDA BEACH EROSION CONTROL
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR THE
"STUMPHOLE FEASIBILITY STUDY."
WHEREAS, Gulf County, a political
subdivision of the State of Florida, has in
it's best interest to protect the St. Joseph
Peninsula: and
WHEREAS. Gulf County has a need to
protect the roadway onto the St. Joseph
Peninsula to the best of it's ability; and t
WHEREAS, Gulf County recognizes
the fact that the DEP is knowledgeable in
developing "study specifications" that will
address problems at "Stumphole"; and
WHEREAS, Gulf County recognizes
the, fact that the DEP is more attuned to
specific needs of a stud%.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED that the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners requests that the
Florida Department of Enrironmental
Protection assume responsibility for admin-
istration of the DEP Grant award that is
under contract number 97GUI that is to be
used for a feasibility study on the erosion
problem associated with "Stumphole" on
Cape: San Bias.
ADOPTED this 27th day of May, 1997.
(end)
ARTICLE V FUNDING (H.B. 1319) -
RESOLUTION-Upon i motion by
Commissioner Yeager. second iby
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board adopted the following reso-
lution requesting that Governor Chiles sign
House Bill 1319 into law:
RESOLUTION NO. 97-12
WHEREAS, the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners is faced with fund-
ing shortfalls as are other small counties;
and
WHEREAS, the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners recognizes that the
current funding mechanism for Article V
costs is inadequate; and
WHEREAS, Gulf County supports the
acquisition of funding from the users of the
system; and .
WHEREAS, Gulf County views House
Bill 1319. to be an amicable solution to
Article V expenses:
THEN, THEREFORE, BE 'IT
RESOLVED that the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners respectfully.
requests Governor Lawton Chiles to sign
H.B. 1319 Into law.
ADOPTED this 27th day of May, 1997.
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MOSQUITO CONTROL DEPART-
MENT EMPLOYEE MECHANIC-Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager. second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to advertise to
receive applications for a temporary part-
time mechanic for the Mosquito Control
Department.
GASKIN PARK BOAT RAMP/RE-
TAINING WALL CORPS OF ENGI-
NEERS-Chief Administrator Butler
reported that he and Commissioner Traylor
will meet with the Army Corps of Engineers
on June 9th to request their assistance in
repairing the bulkhead at. George Gaskdn
Park.
BEACHES FIRE DEPARTMENT /
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER-
Chief Administrator Butler reported that
Preble-Rish. Inc. submitted a proposal (in
the amount of Sl.900.00) to engineer the
"hardening" of the Beaches Fire
Department. and are now agreeing to per-
form this uork for $1.000 00 He stated
that the "hardening" of this building would
be for Emergency Management purposes.
as it serves as the E.O.C. In that area dur-
ing disasters (especially dunng the closing
of the Highland View and Overstreet
bridges). Commissioner Knox motioned to
accept this proposal and pa. the fee from
BCC: Professional Sen ices Engineering.
and Commissioner TralIor seconded the
motion.' .
Upon inquiryy b, Commissioner
Yeager. Chief Administrator Butler reported
that the Beaches Fire Department does not
have excess funds to pay for this project
and Emergency Management Director Wells
reported that this cannot be done In con-
junction with e administration building
(with grant funds because the fire depart.
ment building %as not Included on the list
which wassubmitted.: to the State. The
motion then passed unanimously.
MOSQUITO CONTROL 'DEPART-
MENT SURPLUS MATERIALS-Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Trallor. and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to declare surplus
runway matting material (located at the
Mosquito Control Departmenit as junk and
allow Chief Admministrator Butler to gine the
material to the contractor in exchange for.
work on the administration building.
INVOICE HIGHLAND VIEW
WATER SYSTEM REPLACEMENT (BID
C9697-15)--LUpon motion by
Commissioner Knox, second by
Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous vote,
the Board approved payment of Invoice #1
from KMT, Inc., In the amount of
$144,379.08, for work done on the
Highland View Water System Replacement
(to be paid from the C. D. B. G. funds).
INVOICE COUNTY ATTORNEY-
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Stanley, and unani-
mnous vote. the Board approved the County
Attorney\ Invoice for services for Apri. in the,
amount of 81.742.25. to be paid :from
County Attorney: Professional Services
Billings.
SSAFETY INSPECTION COURT-
HOUSE-Safety Director Nelson reported
that a representative of the Stare Fire
Marshal inspected the Courthouse on May
12th, and that letters have been sent to var-
ious offices which had minor infractions
(corrections will be made as soon as possi-
ble).
NEW ROAD NAME OVER-


sented the E.M.S. Collections report for the
period ending-May 27, 1997, stating that
South Gulf County is collecting as project-
ed and North Gulf County Is collecting a lit-
tle less than projected.
AIRPORT GRANT APPLICATION -
ENTERPRISE FLORIDA-Commissioner
Yeager motioned to submit a grant applica-
tion for $1,373,668.73 through Enterprise
Florida for paving and lighting of the airport
runway, and installation of a drainage sys-
tem. Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion,, and it passed 4 to 1, with
Chairman Peters voting no.
HURRICANE AWARENESS.
MONTH-Emergency Management'
Director Wells discussed the Board's
approval of proclaiming June as Hurricane,
Awareness Month (consent agenda).
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM / LOCAL
HOUSING ASSISTANCE PLAN (1997-
2000)-S.H.I.P. Administrator Williams
reported that the Florida Housing Finance .
Agency has approved the Count's Local
Housing Assistance Plan for 1997-2000. n
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM-Upon motion
by Commissioner Stanley, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous, vote,
the Board approved a Rehabilitation Loan
to Sarah A. Whitfield. in the amount ofl
$5,000.00.
MEETING VETERANS' NURSING
HOME-Veterans' Service Officer Williams
reported on the public hearing he attended
in Daytona Beach regarding criteria for a
third Veterans' Nursing Home in Florida. He
stated that they were receptive to the
County's proposal. but it appears thai they
will put this nursing home in Broward
County, and then put one in North Florida
next.. L ,
The meeting recessed at 6:34 p.m.,;
E.D.T.
The meeting reconened at 6:48 p.m.,
E.D.T.., ,
BEACH DRIVING CAPE SAN
BLAS-Joe Hooper appeared before the
Board to discuss beach driving on Cape San
Blas) iLth regard to the new guidelines set
by D.E.P). stating that the County is not
.complying with the Ma) 24th deadline set
by D.E.P. Commissioner Yeager reported.
that the County has posted the signs and-
installed the gates, and Attomer McFarland
reported that the Deadline was also
rescheduled to June 13th. Upon discussion
by Mr Hooper about lack of law enforce-
ment, Captain Nugent reported that there
will be someone patrolling the beach 7 days
a seek and David Roche reported that he
was on the Cape May 24th and therewas a
-deputy on patrol that day.
CONTRACT CHANGE ORDER -
HIGHLAND VIEW WATER SYSTEM
REPLACEMENT-Upon motion 'by
Commissioner Knox. second- by
Commissioner Traylor. and unanimous
%ote. the Board approved Change Order sI
(an increase of $8.606.00) to the Highland
View Water System Replacement contract
(Bid ,#9697-15), as presented by Bill
Kennedy.
FIREBOAT DEMONSTRATION-
Chief Administrator Butler reported that,
Katydid Specialties will be unable to give
the fireboat demonstration on June 7th
(can do it between June 15th and' June
22nd), and he will notify the Board when it
is re-scheduled..
1995 ROAD BOND PAVIN G PRO-
JECT-Chairman Peters discussed that
the roads paved in the 1995 Road Bond
Paving Project in District 3, 4 & 5 are in
pretty good shape, but there are roads in
Districts 1 & 2 which are unacceptable. He
stated that the Board needs Preble-Rish,
Inc. ,to stand .with them tose t.hat
Panhandle Gradrig & Paringe'f-''TC' e
roads that have problems. Commissione, s
Traylor and Stanley discussed the pooR
condition of the roads in their districts
(roads falling apart, bases are not suitable,
grass growing through, etc.). Chairman
Peters passed the Chair to Vice Chairman
Yeager ad motioned to notify Panhandle
Grading & Paving that these repairs must
be made by June 30th. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously. Chairman Yeager returned
the Chair to Commissioner Peters.
Commissioner Traylor reported that Greg
Preble assured him that the Engineers will
assist the Board in any way possible to see
that the corrections are made.
PROPERTY STONEMILL CREEK
(PARK)-Commissioner Traylor discussed
a piece of property in the Stonemill Creek
area that was formerly a park, and the own-
ers want to give the property to the County
(for maintenance).
Upon recommendation by County
Attorney McFarland. Commissioner Traylor
motioned to obtain a legal description and
survey on this property and proceed with
obtaining the property. Commissioner
Yeager seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
FIRE TRUCK CHAMBER OP
COMMERCE-Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
,Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous %ote.
the Board agreed to gise a 1949 Fire Truck
to the Wewahitchka Chamber of Commerce.
-which the3 %ill renovate and place at the
Lake Alice Park Ithe Fire Truck was previ-
ouslI Junked from the County's inventory.
and did not sell at the auction). : ..
TEMPORARY SECRETARY ROAD
DEPARTMENT-Upon motion, by
Commissioner Tra\ Ior, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to hire Dawn Sewell as a
temporary secretary at the Road
Department (on an emergency basis) to
work during Sherry Paul's maternity leave,
to begin as soon as possible at the rate of
$6.00 per hour. ,
$ COUNTY SIGNS-Commissioner
Stanley welcomed Solid Waste Director
Danford back to work, and commended him
on the "Welcome to Gulf County"signs
which have now been erected.
GASKIN PARK PROJECT I CORPS
OF ENGINEERS-Upon. request by
Commissioner Stanley, the Board had no
objection to him working with
Commissioner Tra lor and .Chief
Administrator Butler in reference to the
repair of the bulkhe,-I at George Gaskin
Park (to attend meeting with Army Corps of
Engineers),
AUCTION EQUIPMENT OPERA-
TOR / ROAD DEPARTMENT EMPLOY.
EES-Commissioner Stanley Inquired
about Randy Sasser being certified to oper-
ate the hear) equipment, stating that he
was used to operate heavy equipment at the
auction. Commissioner Traylor reported
that Mr. Sasser is certified to operate heavy
equipment and stated that Bill Nunnery
,as asked if he would like to work on this
project and he declined.
WORK CREW DISTRICT I-Upon
inquiry by Commissioner Stanley, the
Board reported that the red van located at
the Road Department was purchased tobe
used by work crews ,and Commissioner
Traylor reported that Gulf Forestry Camp
will have a crew for District 1 in July.


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The chinch bug belongs to a
group. of insects we, call "true
bugs" along with plant bugs and
stink bugs they have that charac-
teristic "buggy" odor if crushed.
,'Chinch bugs start 'the size of a
pinhead ,when first hatched (red-
dish in .color with a white strip)
and grow to 1/5 inch adult (black
with white or silvery wings),
They feed on the grass by
sucking juices which leads to a
yellow and then brown color as
grass dies. Most rapid loss occurs
when temperatures are high and
grass is dry. Areas near the edges
of walks and drives are often the
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Chinch bugs can be seen with
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about. Another technique is to cut
the two lends from a coffee can,
push it 'into the soil, and then
slowly fill it with yater. If present,
chinch bugs will swim to.the sur- "
face.
,An easier method is to mix
two tablespoons of any dishwash-
ing soap to two gallons of water
(without making suds) and pour-
ing this over a two foot'square
area that Jis yellowing. Wait a few,
minutes, and if chinch. bugs are.
present, they'll come up. Always
check at the edge or where yellow
turns to green. Checking in dead
areas will give poor results.
Non-Chemical Controls
Studies have revealed that
the frequent applications of liquid
or quick release fertilizers encour-
age chinch bugs. Going to two fer-
tilizer applications per year
(March and August) and using a
16-4-8, 15-0-15 or 10-10-10


national vehicles on a permanent basis,
County Attorney McFarland reported that
the only wa% to prevent this is if there is a
nuisance, or health hazard. Upon further
discussion that the Board could.adopt an
'ordinance.to set a time limitation on place-
.ment of recreation vehicles or require that
they follow mobile home installation proce-
dures, the Board requested that Counbr
AttorneyMlcF'arland and Building Inspector
Combs work together on a solution for this
problem.
BRYANT'S LANDING PROPER-
TY-Commissioner Stanley discussed that
George Boyer and others own property
around the boat ramp at Bryant's Landing
(approximately 5 acres), and Mr., B,,er
would like to give the property, to the
County if they will construct a pnvac) fence
around his property After discussion that
the owners have tried to sell the property to
the County in the past. the Board agreed for'
Commissioner Stanley to attempt to work
out an agreement with the owners and
bring it back before the Board for approval.
ZONING COMMITTEE NEW CON-
STRUCTION-Commissioner Yeager dis-
cussed problems iii several areas of the
County which may need to be addressed in
reference to zoning Upon discussion by
Chief Administrator Butler about appoint.
ig a committee to review zoning in the
"new construction" areas, the Board
requested that he submit a list of recom-
mendations for committee members at the
next regular'meeting. .
E.M.S. / E.S.U. PAGERS / BUD-
GET-Commissioner Knox discussed that
the E.M S. and E.S.U. backup personnel
are using 2.separate pagers, and would like
;to get pagers which provide both services
with I pager. He then motioned to amend
the General Fund budget (ui the amount of
$1,520 00) by reducing Reserve for.
Contingencies and increasing the appropn-
ate expenditure line item to purchase these
pager,a 3and Commissioner TraIlor second-
ed the motion for discussion Alter discus.
. 'slon about the condition of the Board's bud-
get at this time, Commissioner Traylor
withdrew his second and Commissioner


(minimum 300% slow release
nitrogen) has shown to reduce the.
incidence of chinch bugs. Many
homeowners using low fertilizer
levels report going. years without
having chinch bugs.

It has also, been shown that
prolonged periods of moisture
stress 'encourages chinch bugs.
Keeping the lawn watered, (but not
over-watered) makes a difference
in their activity. Remember that
mowing high with a sharp blade
conserves water and helps to pre-
vent drought stress as well.
Thickly thatched lawns--ones
where old dead runners were
never removed before grass was
allowed to grow back-tend to
harbor chinch bugs. Such lawns
may need de-thatching. There are
special machines that can be-
rented to do this. '
Finally, there are varieties of
St. Augustine grass that are resis-
tant to chinch bugs. The newest
one on the market is a variety that
wants full sun and most yards
cannot provide this so other vari-
etles would perform better, even if
they are less tolerant of chinch
bugs.
Chemical Options
When it is determined chinch
bugs are present and causing
damage, a pesticide should be
applied products containing dlazi-
non. dursban or orthene are sug-
gested for homeowner use.
To apply a product properly,
read the pesticide label. If liquids
are used, they can be applied with
a hose-end attachment To make
sure that the proper amount is
used, do a test run with only
water in the jar and see how far
that amount covers at a walking
speed you will be using. That will
determine how fast or slow you
will walk to put out a certain
amount of gallons for a particular
square fool area.
It's easiest to divide the lawn
into 1,000 square foot areas and
' treat one section at a time, but
unnecessary to treat the whole
lawn. Only treat those sections
that are infested. This reduces the
damage to beneficial Insects that
might be present who feed on
chinch bugs (Ex: Big-eyed bug
and earning). A follow-up spray is
often warranted ...
As angltern ive, granular
formulations may be used and
put on with a spreader.


Knox A-i drew his motion
BEACH CLEANUP DISTRICT III--
Commissionecr Kjiox reported that the,
beach cleanup in his district should be
complete in 3-4 weeks .
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA / ANI-
MAL, CONTROL-Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Stanley about a letter from
the CiOy' of \\eahitchka regarding animal
control. Chief Administrator Butler report-
ed that the Board could discuss this issue
with the Cir, at the rrorkshop to be sched.
uled b) Chairman Peter..
WORKSHOP FISHING REGULA-
TIONS-Commissioner Tral or reported on
a discussion with Representarive Wesibrook
regardlng'bed" fishing. He stated that there
will be a workshop held in Wewahitchka to
discuss ways of protecnng the fish .beds to
prevent deplenon of the fish population
( may request assist from the Florida Game
& Fresh Water Fish Commission).
WATER BILL HIGHLAND VIEW-
Commissioner Yeager reported that Mrs.
Moore lin Highland Viewa'l had an excessive-
!y high bill because some kids left her out-
side water on. and inquired about payment
policy under these circumstances After dis-
-cussion by Chief Administrator Buder-
about leaks. etc., the Board agreed for him.
to check into this matter. and handle it
accordingly.
PORT ST. JOE HIGH SCHOOL''
BASEBALL TEAM-Commissioner Traylor
requested that Commissioner Yeager hare
the Port St. Joe High School Baseball Team
attend the next Board meeting, so they can
be recognized for winning the State
Championship
There being no further business and
upon moon by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Tra}lor. and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
7:45 p.m., E.D.T. .
NATHANPETERS, JR.-
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK .







THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY,; JULY 3, 1997 PAGE 3B


Arizona Chemical's Environmental Council Will Co-Host Scallop Festival


Through its commitment to becoming an environmental leader,
the Environmental Stewardship Council at Arizona Chemical's Port
St. Joe plant has announced it is the co-sponsor of the 1997 Scallop
Day to be held in Port St. Joe on August 30. The council was formed
earlier this year to help foster a sense of personal ownership in the
plant's environmental efforts among all employees.
At Scallop Day, the Port St. Joe plant will provide paper for pro-
grams and brochures, and council members will volunteer their ser-
vices throughout the festival. Additionally, the council will have a
booth at the event to provide the public information on the environ-
mental stewardship activities taking place at the Arizona Chemical
plant and to distribute free "household waster" slide charts'.
Jim Newton, environmental specialist at the'plant, will assist the
organizers of Scallop Day as entertainment, chairman. "We are


A July 4th Celebration V.F.W.
V.F.W. Post #8285 and the 330-1776 for a brochure. be held in Augu
Ladies Auxiliary in Wewahitchka MEMBERSHIP DRIVE Ann Mann, Kat
invite everyone on the 4th of July Vice) at 639-20E
to attend their ceremony at the For membership in- the Vice) At 639-29'
Old Courthouse at 9 a.ri. They Veterans of Foreign Wars and/or. ary member
will place wreath at the flag pole Ladies Auxiliary, please contact member
commemorating freedom. Post Commander George Luebe at
....: .... '- A.o'Iq- 7 nr Ann Mann Auxiliary V IfWI.f, TJ


As you celebrate -this great
holiday with family and friends.
stop and think what this day is.
really about. Independence Day-
freedom from kings, dictators.
tyranny, oppression and prosecti-
S tion.
Remember that freedom does
riot come cheap in lives or, money.
Freedom is bought at a price. It
cost many men and women of our
armed forces, sweat blood,, limbs
and lives. many of them came
back scarred for life, both physi-
cally and mentally.
Freedom is the most precious
thing we have and cannot be
taken for granted. Freedom is not
a right, but gives us the right to
choose!
NATIONAL BELL RINGING
CEREMONY
Please join V.F.W. Post #8285
and the Ladies Auxiliary in the
National Bell Ringing Ceremony.
Ring your bell on July 4th at 1
p.m. (CT) in honor of our coun-
try's birth as a free and indepen-
dent nation. If you would like to
receive a Certificate of
Participation, 'please call 1-800-


President at 639-2443. They will
be happy to answer any questions
or assist you in all ways possible.
- V.F.W. LADIES AUXILIARY
YARD SALE
The- Ladies Auxiliary, V.F.W.
Post #8285 of Wewa will greatly
appreciate all donations of cloth-
ing and miscellaneous items for
their annual yard sale which will


The family
a.k.a. "Momma
like to thank
food, flowers, p
and words of c
our'time of bere
bless and keep Y
hand.
Thanks,
The Family


pleased to participate and co-sponsor this annual event. It will help
the public to better understand!the environmental significance of the
bay, as well as provide everyone a fun-filled day. As a company, we
hope to inform and educate the public on our environmental steward-
ship activities at the plant. This is an outstanding community, and
we want to make it enjoyable for all who live and visit here."
Newton will be discussing Scallop Day at the Port St. Joe Lions
Club meeting on July 9. He will also provide a presentation on the
plant's environmental stewardship activities to the St. Joe Bay Com-
mittee on July 10.
The plant is represented on the St. Joe Bay Committee to help
address environmental issues associated with the bay. Employees at
the plant. also recycle aluminum cans and donate them to the Gulf


Style
st. Please contact
hryn Outlaw (Sr.
55, Betty Kent (Jr,
20, or any auxil-


hanks
of Carrie Bailey,
a Carrie," would
everyone for the,
prayers, kindness,
omfort offered in
avment. May God
you forever in His


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


'Dear Counselor:
I have a son living with my hus-
band and, me who is 26 years old.
He has a mental Illness that we have
been dealing with most of his life.
He seems to be okay with his medi-
cine, but he Is just about to destroy
our household. He goes out to bars
and drinks and smokes marijuana.
He demands meals and complains
when he doesn't get what he wants.
When I fuss at him about it, he
yells, screams, threatens us and
claims we treat him like a child. He
is constantly "borrowing" money
from us because he is on social
security .disability, .and they don't
give hilmn much to live on. But I know
his money is going f'or alcohol and
drugs.
He runs the house and comes
and goes as, he pleases. I worry
about him when he's out and afraid
of him when he is home. I can't kick
him out because he can't, take care
of himself. What can we do?:
Signed,
Had Enough .
Dear Mrs. Enough:
ental illnesses can be debili-
tating. However, most people with
mental illnesses are aware enough
to know right from wrong and can
control their behavior enough to:
function. It sounds as if your son
can function well enough to get his
way around the house. It seems that
you may be attributing too much of
his behaviors to his illness.
Under any circumstances. you
should have control of your own
home and your son should take
responsibility for his own behavior.
You may not have any other choice
,but to become firm with him. ': ,
First. you and your husband
should decide between you what
behaviors you will and will not toler-
ate in your homrie. Then you can
confront your son together with a
list of rules and consequences.
S Since your son is an adult, you will
want to be careful that they are not
too strict or controlling. but what
you would expect of any adult living
i: n your home.
You should also be willing and
ready to compromise with him and
make some changes yourselves in


respect for his reasonable requests.
Unfortunately, the consequences
you impose, should he be unwilling
to cooperate, may have to include
moving, out. Since your son -can
engage in adult activities, he can
take adult responsibility for them.
Of course, you will worry about
his ability to handle his own affairs,
and he may get into trouble if he,
lives on his own. However, if he con-
tinues to have no consequences for
his behavior, he will not change.
You would then be enabling this
type of behavior and the attitude
that drives it.
Keep In mind, and try to explain
to your son. that vour goalIs to coi--
'2ect his behavior and all6o you 'all
to live together in peace. He is likely
to react strongly against this at first.
He may threaten you again 'and' try
to make you feel guilty. You must
stick to your, guns. Call 911 If you
feel he Is dangerous. If your son
truly cannot control his behavior, he
may need to be in a supervised res-
idential facility or a hospital.. You
should. talk then to his doctor or his
counselor fo' an evaluation.
You and your husband deserve
peace and security In. your home.
Furthermore, your son either needs
professional supervision or respect
for your guidance while in your
home. In any case. you. will need to
become firm with him about your
wishes and your household rules.
Family counseling can be very
effective in resolving these types of
conflicts. Speak to-his counselor if
appropriate or you may contact the
Gulf County Guidance Clinic. Inc.-
for an appointment with a family
counselor to aid you in thip process.
.; Sincerely.
Ed Dennis. M.S.
Clinical Services Supervisor '
* Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to
227-1145.


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Port St. Joe High School
From the
Principal's Desk. .
By: Chris A. Earley
Due to many'changes in the
Florida High School Athletics
Association guidelines in the
past several months, thearticle
regarding the new academic eli-
gibility requirements, submitted
for publication in last week's
issue of The Star was incorrect.
New guidelines will be published
as they become available.


Attention PSJHS
Band Members
Any current or beginning
band member wishing to take les-
sons this summer, contact Mr.
Bouington, at the high school to
set up a time.
Any band member wishing to
attend band camp at Troy State
University July 13-18, please
contact Mr. Bouington at the high
school for details. The cost is
$190.00 arid includes room and
board.


Sd & Out! I/,.
Carefifdi! WatcdifOr
yIaung^ CIti~dren!


County Senior Cit'zens Association, and recycle paper and donate it
to the Lions Club. Additionally, through the International Paper
Company Foundation, the Port St. Joe plant provides grants for envi-
ronmental studies and training to the Gulf County school systems.


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,0Gpd Bless

f America

I believe that God has
truly blessed America.
For this reason I am
proud to be an American.
Oliver F. Taylor I have loyalty to God and
Visitation Minister, First to my country. The
United Methodist Church Fourth of July and the
American flag bring a lump in my throat.
In Psalm 53:1 we find, "The fool says in his
heart, there is no God."
I have traveled from the Atlantic to the
Pacific, from the. Gulf to Canada. Our nation
has been' truly blessed with riches. God has
given us so many things with which to prosper
and live the good life.
Sometimes ithe malcontent have a ,loud
voice, but we need to fortify- ourselves with the
positive. There is no other nation on the face of
the earth where I would want to live. We need
to count our blessings and see what G0d has
done.


Youth Day

Service
Thompson Temple First Born
Church, located on Avenue E in
Port St. Joe, will be hosting their
"Youth Day Service" Sunday, July'
6th at 11:30 a.m.
The theme for the event will
be "Only What You Do For Christ
Will Last". Guest speaker will be
Minister Joe Davis ofTallahassee.
Pastor, Jr. Bishop Frank
Hogans, Jr. and Youth Pastor,
Elder Charles Gathers cordially
Invite everyone to attend.





WAC 0O T!2'6g


Vacation Bible

School at M.B.

First Baptist
The First Baptist Church in
Mexico Beach. located at 823 N.
i5th Street, invites children age
four years to grade six to join "The
Wild and Wonderful Good News
Stampede'.
Grab your gear and saddle up
for a rip-roaring adventure. Each
day includes an exciting worship
rally where: they will celebrate the
good news of Jesus ChristI Each
dav will be packed full of fun
Bible-learning activities, great vit-
ties, music and crafts.
"The Wild and Wonderful'
Good News Stampede" will be
held on July 14 to 18. They'll
begin each day at 6:00 p.m. and
end at 9:00 p.m. (CT).. For more
information, call the church at
648-5776.


LA FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
I CHURCH
= ifl7, 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756

(US 10 -SUNDAY WORSHIP .... .............10 a.m.
.. ADULT SCHOOL ...... .............. 11 a.m.
*SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
.Nursery Available



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



Constitutiott .atd Monument
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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 pin.
'. Evening Worship ..........7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Jesse lEvans Wednesday .............7:30 p.m.
PASTOR Choir Director. Robert E. Downs, Jr.






"REBUILDING THE WALLS OF A NATION"







"NEHEMIAH 1:1-4




Baptist Church

Visit Usi Upstairs First Union Bank Building
Sunday Worship 10 AJM and 5 PM.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Phone: 227-3365
http://www.homtown.com/grace


First Church of Nazarene

To Host Singer On July 9


John Lanier, a gospel singer,
will be performing at the First
Church of the Nazarene on
Wednesday, July 9, at 7:00 p.m.
John was born and reared in
Atlanta, GA, raised in a Christian
home, worked full time for four
years in children's ministries, and
worked in christian radio for 4 1 /
2 years. He began his full time
ministry in Gospel music with
Naomi and the Segos in 1988. He
later spent two years singing ten-
or with Tony Gore and Majesty.
Currently he is traveling and
singing as a soloist arid continues
to touch lives across the country
with his vibrant music ministry.
Rev. Bill White, pastor of the
church, cordially invites everyone
to attend. Admission is free and a
love offering will be taken.-
First Church of the Nazarene
is located on the comer of Long
Avenue and Niles Road.


MEDITATIONS OF A
Tountru lrearher

By LOWELL F. ADAMS


How May We
Know for Sure
We Are Saved?


Howard Creek Bapt.
Church VBS July 7-11
Howard Creek Baptist
Church will be holding Vacation
Bible School beginning July 7
and lasting until July 11. Bible
school will be held each day from
9:00 until 12:00 (ET). Toddlers
through six graders are encour-
aged to come. Howard Creek Bap-
tist is located at 7230 Doc Whit-
field Road in Howard Creek.
For more information call
827-2887. Rev. Clayton Russell
would like to invite everyone to
come and participate in "The Wild
and Wonderful Good News Stam-
pede."

Call 227-1278 to
Place Your Classified
d -4? dvedrtsifn Works!
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MEETS


Bible Study: Wi
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. S
6 p.m. Wednesday N
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. O..Box 758 -Port St. Joe, FL 32457
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"If our heart condemn us, God is greater tlun our heart "
-I John 3:20
SOMETIMES we get to feeling that maybe we are not sa\ ed.
atan gels in his licks and we begin to feel that possibly we are not
quite "right" with God. There is a way for us to KNOW'for sure about
our standing with God. He knew we would face this uncertainty, for
Satan never ceases to try and make us feel alienated from God. So
God gave us the same defense against Satan's lies that He gave Jesus:
"It is written in His Word. Satan can't argue with that!
In First John 5:1, God's Word tells us "Whosoever believes that
Jesus is the Christ is born of God,"
In verse '13 of that Fifth Chapter, He tells us: "These things are
written unto you that believe on the Name of the Son of God, that you
may KNOW that you have eternal life."
God wants His children to not sin, and He tells us over 'and over
to resist Satan's temptations. But He knows (and tells us) we are only-
"saved sinners." Our soul has been redeemed, but this old sinful body
is still the same. It will not be changed until Jesus comes for us. If we
atfe a Christian, there is continual war going on between our spirit and
.our body. When Jesus comes, e,'%ill all be given a new-body; that
Swill be like His glorious body. (Phil: 3:21) '-. *
Chapter 1, verse 7 tells us if we walk in the Light, Jesus' blood
cleanses us from ALL sin. When,we trip up and do sin, Jesus is the
propitiation for that sin (I John 2:2), meaning Jesus' righteousness is
our righteousness. Like a mother looking after her baby, He cleanses
us day by day, hour by hour. You will note that verse 9 of Chapter 3
says "Whosoever is born of God does not sin." As you walk in God's
Holy Light, your every intention is to please,God and sin not. But if
you do, Jesus' blood and His righteousness hides all your sins. Only
Jesus, who never sinned is worthy. Only those who reject Jesus com-
mits sin in God's eyes. (See Chapter 4:2-3). Jesus wants to save them
also, if they would just accept Him and believe. All it takes is FAITH.
If you have accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior, you are a child of
God. Don't let Satan or anyone cause you to doubt N our salvation.


Revival To Be Held July 6-11

At First Pentecostal Church


First Pentecostal Holiness
Church will be in revival begin-'
ning Sunday, July 6. and lasting :-
until Friday, July 1. The revival
will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday
night and at 7:00 p.m. on Mon-
day through Friday.
The. speaker for the revival

Change in Hours
The Mexico Beach Family
History Center, at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
will be closed, except by appoint-
m:ent, from July 1 through Sep-
tember 8.
Those wishing to use the cen-
ter during the summer are asked
to call and schedule research
time for Tuesdays and, Thurs-
days. The numbers to call are:
648-5082, if no answer call, 647-
'3494. i '


will be Billy Wallace. The church
is located at 2001 Garrison Ave-
nue In Port St. Joe.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Business Summit
To Take Place
-. New Covenant Church will be
sponsoring a business summit on
July 11-12. Activities begin at
7:30 p.m. on July 11 and at 9:30
a,m. on July 12 with a luncheon
to follow..
Speakers include Elder
James Bighem, Prophet Philip
Martin, and Pastors Kenneth and
Carmen Dennis. The hosts for the
event will be Bishop and Pastor
Pittman.
New Covenant Church is lo-
cated at 252 Avenue E in Port St.
Joe.


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Sunday School'. 9:45 a.m. Discipleship Training 5:00 pm Sunday Evening
Wed. Night at 7:00 pm. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
'0 taste and see that the Lord is ,,ud: bliscd is thce man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pagtor David Nichols Church 647-5026 *. Home 769-8725



Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
(1/10 mile north of Overstreet Road)

The Church of Christ
min iVewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
.odr.
Owen Freeman, Minister
Sunday School 9 a.m. CDT
Worship Service 10 a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m.



"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"


first Baptist Church
102 THfRD STREET. PORT ST. JOE
Worship Service 8:30 am,
Sunday School 9:45 am
Worship Service 11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
Evening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...6:30 pm
Buddy Caswell
Minister of Music & Youth


Gary Smith
SPastor


THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
... 7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
++ "+ S Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor




First Unite d ethodist Church
111 North 22nd Street
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church...................9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ....................10:15 a.m. CT
CHRISTIANITY ON THE MOVE
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday,
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424 9 am 12 noon CT


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Discover God's love! 4
Everyone welcome

Long Avenue
BAPTIST* CHURCH' ,
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


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1997 PAGE 5B


. The Ongoing Nightmare of Child Sexual Abuse


By: Laura Kathryn Rogers, M.S.
Counselor, Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Inc.
Marty* has a pretty normal
life now., On the outside she looks
like most anyone else. She has a
job, a family, friends, an active
social life and ties to her commu-
nity and church. But what most
people don't know is the enor-
mous price Marty paid to get
some measure of stability in her
S life.
Few people know about the
failed suicide attempts, the past
drug and alcohol abuse, the abu-
sive relationships, the fight with
major depression, anxiety and
flashbacks. Few people know.
that, even now, Marty has a hard
time trusting those closest to her.
Trusting and being close are very
scary for her.
Marty was sexually abused as
a child.
Today, statistics place the
number of children likely to be
sexually molested (prior to the age
of 18) at one in three for females
and one in seven for males. The
statistics. for males are figured to
be low because, molestation of
male children often goes iunre-
ported. Also, males are more typi-
*V cal than females to hide the
"secret," ashamed of having been
"too weak" to fight off the perpe-
trator.
According to the National
Child Abuse Clearinghouse, it is
also estimated that for every case
of child sexual abuse which goes
reported, as many as 25 more are
never reported. As much attention
as this subject has gotten in the
last few years, :victims of. this
crime still have a long way to go in
being both protected and support-
ed.
There are many misconcep-
tions about child sexual abuse. It
may be supposed that the victim,
especially a female, may have
done something" to cause the --
abuse. Or, it may be supposed
that unless the abuse ends in
intercourse, it is not really abuse.
There are many shades of gray on
this issue for the public at large,
and much ignorance about how.
traumatic any type of sexual
abuse might be, even years after
the abuse has stopped.
According to Laura Davis and
Ellen Bass, nationally recognized
authorities on the subject, sexual
abuse can and does fit a wide cat-
egory of behaviors. Sexual abuse
can be .fondling, making su'gges-'
!tive corfmifients, asklng.the.child to
'pose for suggestive photographs,
| rubbing against the child, asking
the child to watch pornographic
material. staring at the child, or
any other behavior which makes
the child feel sexually harassed.
The bottom line is that an
adult or older child/caretaker has
abused the trust of a child unable
to make an informed, mature
decision about their body. The
perpetrator has crossed bound-
aries that the child is not emo-
tionally capable of defending.
When such a betrayal occurs in
the family, it 'is difficult, if not.
impossible, for the victim to learn
how to trust those close to them
again.
The amount of trauma that a"
child undergoes depends on many
factors., The most crucial factors
are the duration of the abuse, the
support the child is given, oppor-
tunities for therapy. and the per-
sonality strength of the child
abused. A child with a loving,


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S for the fall semester beginning
July 7 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, in the
admissions office. First-time stu-
dents may register after attending
one of GCCC's pre-advising ses-
sions. Registration will continue
through July 25.
Students are required to see
an academic advisor before they
register in order to receive a
.course approval card. There will
be advisors on duty in each divi-
sion to advise students and issue
course approval cards through
July 25, Monday through Friday.
from 12:30 until 5:30 p.m. only.
Adviser locations will be posted at
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Information Desk.
Registration at Tyndall Air
Force Base will be held on July 21
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the
Education Services Center,
Building 1230. More information
is available at 872-3892.


Gas Giveaway


The Davida Byrd Scholarship
Foundation is sponsoring a July
4th giveaway of 100 gallons of
gasoline. Donations are $1.00
and can be made by calling 227-
1727, 229-6157, 229-8926 or
229-6092.
The winning recipient will be
chosen Friday at the corner of
M.L.K. Boulevard and Avenue C.


supportive family who has been
taught good problem solving skills
and a healthy self esteem, will
make a quicker adjustment than
a child in a family where the
abuse is ignored, disbelieved, or
"shoved under the rug."
A child who has low self-
esteem may feel somehow guilty
or responsible for what has
occurred, and such a belief can
cause major emotional damage.
Marty, the person earlier
described, has had to struggle,
she feels, three times as hard as
others around her, just to have a
life of some quality. She feels, in
many ways, like someone who
has had to surmount an enor-
mous handicap. An intelligent
and talented person, Marty often
wonders what she might be doing,
or where she might be had she
not been abused.
She often wonders what her
life might have been like if.
instead of spending decades just
learning to survive, she had been
able to live a life free of these
struggles. These are -questions
she will never know the answers


to. Her friends recall such things
as learning to ride a bike, sitting
on their father's lap for a story,
their first date, prom night.
Marty remembers being
afraid to go to sleep with her door
unlocked. She remembers being
sure to wear multiple layers of
clothing, even in the summer,, so
that her abuser wouldn't make
crude comments (he did anyway).
Marty does not have a memory of
a "safe" hug or kiss from a male
family member, only abusive con-
tact. Marty remembers being
called abusive names after her
father saw her kissing her first
boyfriend good night. Not the kind
of memories that anyone would
like to keep.
Recovery from child sexual
.abuse is a lifetime process.
Experts in helping former victims.
recover, have likened the healing
process to traveling about an
onion, from the inside out. The
core of the onion Is. figuratliely
speaking, the event or events that
caused the trauma. As the person
heals, they continue to come back
to the event through memories


and flashbacks just'like traveling
around the layers of an onion.
However, as healing progress-
es, the survivor in question is able
to view the traumatic events
through the eyes of a stronger,
more whole personality. While the
person abused never forgets the
events that caused them pain,
they do gain Increased coping
skills and insight, and ultimately,
if they work at recovery, can inte-
grate the experience into their life
and move forward. 1
In 1994, there were 73 cases
irivolving sexual abuse of'children
and adults that -were treated
locally at. the Gulf County.
Guidance Clinic. Inc. Psychologi-
cal treatment for child and adult
survivors of abuse Is available
through trained professionals at
the clinic.
If you would like 'to learn
more about sexual abuse, recov- :
ery issues related tod child' abuse':
or treatment available, please
contact Gulf County Guidance
Clinic, :nc at 227-1145.
*Name is a pseudonym'for confiden-
tiality purposes.


Mexico Beach Harmon Realty, Inc.


1402 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach

BARBARA HARMON, Broker Barbara Mannon, Sales Associate 647-5004, V
Susan Gaylor, Sales Associate, 648-5401

: 648-5767 or 1-800-239-4959


NEW LISTINGS:
'401 5th St., Mexico Beach. Lovely 3 bdrm., 2 ba. stuc-
co home on Ig. corner lot w/easy beach access! Lg. living,
dining, and kitchen combination. Liv. rm. has ceiling fan &
spot lighting. Kitchen has gorgeous pickled wood cabinets
w/fullt i i ,rd i l K r, chair
rail w J j 0, hllh Bld to Ig.
12'x30' screened porch. Huge master bdrm. wifull lighted
walk-in closet, dream master bath has Jacuzzi garden tub
w/ spot lights, separate shower, full marble vanity
w/dressing area. Split bedroom floor plan. Great decor!
12'x 12' wood sun deck off screened porch has natural gas
grill. Much morel $115,000.
2703 A. Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach. This two bdrm., 1.5.'
bath BEACH SIDE town home has a partial view of the
Gulf from back upstairs sun deck. Living room has ceiling
fan w/full mirrored wall and sliding glass doors that lead to
covered back patio area. Kitchen has wood cabinets and
bar to dining. area. Appliances include retrig., range,,
dishwasher, and microwave. Cen. elec. h/ac. Laundry, m.
w/washer & dryer hook-ups. Bedrooms have full size clos-
ets and ceiling fans w/light. Stucco exterior. New roof '96.
Would make good rental or-second home, $79,900.00. ..
210 Virginia Ave., Mexico Beach. Two bedroom, ope ,
bath 14'x60' mobile home on corner lot with 12'x16' front
screened porch, 75'x115' corner lot. Kitchen has dining
area, appliances include refrig., gas range, dishwasher,
microwave, and washer. Bathroom has nice garden tub.
Cen. gas heat and electric AC. Completely furnished. Only
short walk to the beach w/easy access $50,000.00.
119 N. 32nd St., Mexico Beach. Neat .3 bedroom, 2
bath 1990 14'x80' mobile home only 1.5 blocks from
beach. On two lots at end of cul de sac. Front screened
porch overlooks canal and has partial view of-the Gulf!
Living room has cathedral ceiling' w/ceiling fan. Kitchen
.has' dining area, adequate counter and cabinet space
w/sm serving bar. Master bedroom has walk-in lighted
closets, master bath has garden tub, split bedroom plan.
Cen. gas heat/electric air cond. Aluminum covered carport
w/concrete driveway. Outdoor shower. $68,000.00.
608 Georgia Ave., Mexico Beach. Nice 3 bdrm., 2 full
bath double wide mobile home on 75'x 100' lot only a short -
walk to the beach! Living room has vaulted ceiling and
fireplace. Kitchen has abundance of cabinets. Master bed-
room has full lighted walk-in closet w.vented shelves mas-
ter bath has garden tub and separate shower, and large
vanity dressing area. Split bedroom floor plan. Exterior.
vinyl siding. Central electric heat/AC. In great condition!
Completely furnished! Will make great beach get-away o-
year round home. $66,500.00. -
ST. JOE BEACH
Columbus St. (3) 50'x 125'lots in first block off Hwy. 98. Zoned for
Mobile homes $20 000 00 each ,
Corner of Pine St. & Alabama Ave., Nice 75'x150' corner lot.
Unit 1, BIk 2. Lot 1 $25.00000
HOMES
611 Gulfaire.Dr., Gulfaire Subd. Three bedroom. two balh brick
home on beautlully lairam l131' lot large living lining
room has vaulted ceilon"mry"'eR Nabundance ot ail wood can-.
-inets, large bar and island work area wsltorage. Lots of storage
space. Double car garage. Much morell $125,000.00. "
310 Wysong Ave., Wysong Subd., new Construction
Home! Pro-Construction Sale! Three bedroom Iwo'full bath
single family home under construction. 1316 + sq. ft. heated and
cooled living area. Central heat/ac. Total exterior vinyl siding for
maintenance free living. Landscaped yard w/shallow well and
sprinkler system. Pre-Construction Contract, Buyer may choose'
colors of vinyl, carpet, and appliances. $95,000.00. 'RE-CON-
STRUCTION PRICE! $89,900.00:.
416 7th Street, Mexico Beach. NEW CONSTRUCTION
HOME! PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALE! Three bedroom, two
full bath single family home soon to be under construction. 1400 +'
sq.ft. heated and cooled living area on' extra 'large 100' x 158.33'
lot with easy access to the Beach! Cen. h/a. Total exterior vinyl sid-
ing or stucco. Landscaped yard: w/shallow well and sprinkler sys-
tem. Pre-Construcion Contract Buyer may choose colors ol vinyl
carpet, and appliances Call lor floor plans and lunrther irilarmaon
$99,000.00 PRE-CONSTRUCTION PRICE S95 000 00
402 Georgia Ave., Mexico Beach. Three bedroom, two bath
mobile home with 20' x 25' addition On Iwo large lots (150' x 100')
with fenced back yard area with pool. Living room has ceiling fan
wAight, and mirrored wall. Kitchen has all wood cabinets, nice
pantry, dining area accented with front bay window. Addition has
Den w/ceiling fan w/light,. utility area w/washer and dryer, and
Master bedroom w/full bath. Interior storm windows on all win-
dows. 2 Central heat/AC, electric heat pump units. Concrete dri-
veway w/covered carport. Beautiful landscaped yard has shallow
well pump w/underground sprinkler system. Lots of fruit trees,
pear, apple, blueberry. Large wood sun deck at pool, 24 round
vinyl liner above ground pool has pump, and filter system. Must
see this one!!! $74,900.00
330 Coronado St., St. Joe Beach Very nice like new Three bed-
room, two full bath 1989 Fleetwood double wide mobile home on
large 75' x 150' lot. Large 21'2" x 17'4" living room has cathedral
ceiling and fireplace. Kitchen has;,.wood cabinets, appliances
include Refrigerator, gas range,: dishwasher, microwave, washer
and dryer. Large master bedroom has cathedral ceiling, full walk-
in closet, and bath w/garden tub and separate shower. New car-,
pet and vinyl throughout.-15' x 33' Screened porch off back leads
to 18' x 30' sun deck. 3 exterior aluminum storage buildings. Chain
link fenced back yard. Easy access to the beach! Nice residential
area. Must see this one! $67,500.00
WINDCHASE TOWNHOMES I & II 708 GULF AIRE DR.,
Love 3 Qbathti a tawj es in nice
residqWl fIlkdlA gned floor
plan. Short walk to Beach pool and tennis courts. $68,500.00
each.


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!
WATERFRONT
New Listing HwyN 9 -, Mlxico Beach. 65'
WATER FRONT lo bIDE Beautiful location.
$175,000.00.
New Listing Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach. 106'
WATER FRONT lot x 248+. On Hwy. 98 next to Sea
Gull Townhomes $243,800.00 FIRM. 2


ROYCE HOME, 9111 HWY. 98 BEACON HILL, Charming
WATERFRONT Two bedroom, one'bath single family cottager I
Living:room has ceiling Fan weight color cable TV. Kitchen with
dining area has sliding .5 I l E lead to Screened porch on
the Gull! Bedrooms hae ceilg-lans and full size closets.
Completely lurnished. On 48' x 223 8' gulf front lot. Shared sep-
tic system with adjacent collage City water. Central Electric
Heat/AC An allordable single family gulf front cottage!-
$135.000.00
Pelican's Roost Condo F,. 112 32nd St., Mexico Beach.
WATERFRONT 4 bedroom. 2 bath. completely lurnished condo-
minium Beautifully decorated & furnished! Very bright & airy. Liv.,
dining & kit comb kitchen has Ig bar European style cabinets
and counted ,Appjionces, includee ,refrig. w/ice maker new
Dishwasher. ele. range, washer & dryer. Great view of the gull
from every bedroom! Fron covered porch overlooking the Gull!
This unit is :n excellent 'cond never been'rented! Minimal condo
fees. Must see this one. $147,500.00, $139,900. Reduced to
$129,900.
'Pelican's Roost Condo B,.'112 32nd St., Mexico Beach.
WATERFRONT 2 bedroom 2 bath completely furnished condo-
minium. Spacious liv., din. & kitchen comb. Kitchen has large bar
and European style cabinets, appliances, include.refrig. w/ice
maker d w range, washer & dryer. Front covered porch has.great
view of the Gull! Presently on rental program Good history. Nicely,
furnished 8 equipped $117.500, REDUCED to $99,000.00.
207 ARKANSAS DRIVE MEXICO BEACH Cozy Three bed-
room, one and onen'half bath mobile home with large 11.5' x 25'
Florida room On gorgeous private 75' x 125' landscaped lot.
Paved driveway wone car covered carport. Covered concrete
patio in back leads to back yard area wAwo aluminum storage
sheds. Complete,exterior is stucco and vinyl siding Must see this
. one. $62,500.00
,107 N. 38th ST. MEXICO BEACH A rare, find! CANALFRONT
single family home on beauhlul lot wtboat dock & sea wall! This 3
bdrm 1 /r2Jbath home is in great cond. On 75x100 culde sac lot.
Lg liv. im has ceiling fan Kitchen has all wood cabinets and sky,
light lor bright aiy ieelrng Florida room has ceiling fan and also
outside awnings to shade from direct sun' Beautiful view ol Canal!
Wood boat dock ha. electric wench wicradle boat hlit Cen. gas
heat & electric AC. Screened porch at side of house has view of
Canal' Single car garage w-aulomalic opener Much more!:
$185 00000 REDUCED TO $175,000.00..
BEACON HILL LODGE APARTMENTS 9108-9114 Hwy. 98,
ATTENTION INVESTORS! MULTI-UNIT Apartment building
p' cse to mne Beach Two slory frame building has four units lust-.
across t ii he6 bali tIh units
and 1 l ,l N R 'mplelely
remodeled in May 96 New paint and carpet in all unils' 2 large
garage areas (58'x16 6') for storage with possible ellfficiency New
rool on garage and new paint $175.000 00 Owner will linance
LOTS
ROBIN LANE, 100' X 125.31' residential lot. Cleared and ready for
: 'building.: Mexico Beach "Unit 17, BIk 3, Lot 5. $13,900.00 Owner
financing w/$2,500.00 down balance @ 10% (or 5 years *
NAN NOOK RD., Grand Isle Subd., (2) 75'x112' lots in nice res-'
: identical subdivision close to the Beach! Lots of shade Irees easy
beach access. Unit 15, BIk'A, Lots 8, 9. $20,000.00 each.
7th St. 100' x158.33' lot on paved street w/easy beach access.
Cleared and ready for building. Mexico Beach-Unit 14, BIk C, Lot;
22: $22,000.00. ..
"7th St. 100' x158.33' lot on paved street w/easy beach access.
Cleared and ready for building. Mexico Beach Unit 14, Blk C, Lot
28. ,$22,000.00.
7th STREET, 100' X 108.33', lot on paved street w/easy beach
access. Mexico Beach Unit 14, BIk D, Lot 25 $13,000.00
7th STREET, 100' x 108.33' lot on paved street .w/easy beach
access: Mexico Beach Unit 14, BIk D, Lot 9 $12,000.00
5th STREi 1 13 i s1 o to the
Beach I1 iI stM lCt0
Arizona Dr. 100'x108.33' residential lot with lots of beautiful shade
trees. High and dry. Mexico Beach Unit 14, BIk D, Lot 26, $11,500.
California Dr. 100'x108.33' lot withAg. septic tank. Nice-neighbor-
hood. Mexico Beach Unit 14, BIk E, Lot 12. $12;000.00
Corner Texas Dr. &' Hwiy. 386-A: TWO large corner lots with nice
shade trees. Nice neigh bQ l.21~ p 0.00. Mexico Beach Unit
14, BIk F, Lots 24,26qpOw'Wiallfa vith 50% down, balance at
10% for five years.
Arizona jtu a r 1,PUnit 14
Blk E, o 0 ut
Hwy 386 (2) 75'x100' lots only a short walk to the Beach! Mexico
Beach Unit 11, BIk 5, Lots 12, 14. $20,000. each.
GULFAIRE
Gulfaire Dr., 80' X.12' home lot. Phase II, BIk C, Lot 20, $20,000.
Gulfaire Dr., 75' x 125' home lot. Phase II 1BIk D, Lot 13 $30,000
Gulaire Dr., 75' x 125' home lot. Phase II, BIk D, Lot 14 $30,000
ST. JOE BEACH
SEA SHORES SUBDIVISION, NAUTILUS DRIVE, Large lot
on cul de sac. 98.33' on front x 135.38' x 133.31' along back x
127.91'. Beautiful'lotn great location. BIk A, lot 35. $22,000.00
NAUTILUS COURT. Large Irregular shaped lot on cul de sac.
Beautiful lot. BIk D, Lot 11, $24,000.00.
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850-639-3300 Wewahitchka Fax #850-639-3456
VACANT PROPERTY WEWA AREA
$5500 (#9685) Luke Ford Rd. S. of Wewa-Quiet, wooded acre
$6500 (#97130) Lot #68, Cleckley Addition to City of Wewa-1/4 AC
$7000 (#97143) Choice of 3. lots on Chipola St.-Residential area-mobile
homes okay-seller furnish new survey
$8000 Up To $14,500 (#9698) 'Choice lots varying in size-North of Wewa
in the Idlewood Subdivision-Seller will furnish survey. Near
Dead Lakes. Beautiful for homes or nice mobile homes.
$12,000 (#9713) Hwy. 71 S.-(Harden) 1 acre prime property-zoried residen-
tial/commercial-Seller furnish survey.
$12,000 (#97142) Hwy. 71 S. (Carpe nter) 1 AC prime property zoned resi-
dent/commerica'l Survey available
$13,000 (97158) Lots 4 & 5, Blk A, Circle J. Estates-Restricted to-houses
only-cleared, ready to build on.
$15,000 (96108) 5 AC Parcel on Farm Rd., Gulf Co. Farms S. of Wewa per-
,.fect for horses, small farm.
$17,000 (97160) 5.3 AC Parcel, Tract #93, Gulf Co. Farms, located at end of
Meyers Rd., S. of Wewa.
$17,500 (97157) 5 AC Parcel located on Ganley Rd., Gulf Co. Farms S. of
Wewa.
$19,500 (#97128) 161 Lake; Wewa-80x215 Waterfront property on W. Arm of
Dead Lakes, just N. of Wewa. Hook ups for 2, 2 power
poles, septic, city water, extra well for washing boat, etc.,
dock, ramp, patio screened uiiih lights.
$24,900 (#9711) Quail Ridge Rd., Stone Mill Creek-3 acres prime acreage,
just right for building a home with room to roam!
$25,000 (#97147) 10 acres-Sect. 2, TNSH. 45, RIOW-Vacant property with
plenty of trees-call agent Sebrina McGill for disclosure and
location.
$32,000 (ff97146) 12 City lots on Lake Alice-Waterfront property adjacent to
'Lake Alice Park in city.
$40,000 (#97127). 17 acres wilderness s paradise-Chipola River basin-call about
Sdisclosure-some wetlands.
$60,000 (#97148); 6-AC Primie -property located on Hwy. 22-approx. 800'
highway frontage-owner will provide new survey. Perfect for
"Change of Use" from agric. to commercial.
MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE IN WEWA AREA
$22,000 (#9534) 2BR 1 Bath mobile home on Warmouth-near public boat
basin park on Apalach River. Furnished central gas
heat/central elect, air. Has huge enclosed garage to store'
boats, etc..
$25,000 (#97159) See this nice mobile home on a big lot at Dead Lakes Fish
:Camp Area. Located on'Woodbrook-owner will finance for
10 yrs.-Only $2500 Down-Payments of approx. $297.50 a
month! -
$46,000 (49690) Price reduction for quick sale! 1995 3BR/2BA doublewide
on .73 acre-110 \V. Arm Drise, Wewa. Excellent location-I
deeded access to private ramp on Dead Lakes.
$48,000 (#97126) Waterfront on the Chipola Riser! 2BR/2BA Nice Mobile
Home-has berber carper, ceiling fans, all the nice things you
need for relaxation at the river Nsith all the comforts of
home! 1990 Fleetwood 14x70 mobile on 75'x160' riser-
front lot.
HOMES FOR SALE IN WEWA AREA $0 $75,000
$20,000 (#95-62) 349 Transfer Landing Road -Cute 2 bedroom cottage with
tongue and groove walls and metal roof-perfect
vacation/fishing cabin. Fully fenced with double gate for
vehicles, boats to enter, gas space heati window air. ,
$34,000 (#97125) .284 Bqcegtt, 1Dead Lakes area north ofWewa-..Ciar Siding
frame ouse'has 1360 square feet, central electric`far and
air, chain link fence, stove, refrig., washer, dryer-ready for
the new family to move in or weekender to enjoy! Lot is
75'x103.5'. :
$41,900 (#97142) 1660 Hwy. 71 South-2 bedroom 1 bath block home on 1/4
acre, fronts hwy. with Good traffic-zoned commercial/resi-
dential-perfect for small family. Currently very good rental
history, or perfect for conversion to beauty shop, tanning
salon, small office. Can be purchased in combo with aidja-
cent family owned business for $66,500.
$55,000 (#9556) 338 Sesame St. Cute-3~bedroom;'2 ba.,brick home, near
schools and stores. Quiet residential, split bedroom plan,
master BR has outside door, 1242 sq, ft. heating/cooling -
cen. elec. heat/air. Has Ig. screened patiod on back bbq pit.
70'x135' lo.
$55,000 (#871,55) 165 Lucy Drive-3 -bedroom block home with cent. elect.
iheat/air. New shingled roof in 1996. All blinds and drapes
S,. stay. Ceilingfans in every room-cozy and private backyard-
security flood lights-a doll house with plenty of add-on
space. Property is 120'x140'.
$58,000 (#97156) 544 S. 4th St.-A big fenced backyard! 4BR brick home near
schdols-1300 square feet heat/cool area-central electr..
heat/air. The perfect starter home or retiree haven! 4th BR
can be home office. Plenty of oaks and pecan trees on this
-big 100'xl50' lot!
$58,000 i #9683) 403 Highway 71 South-3 BR, 2BA stately frame home with
lots of charm! 1842 square feet heat/cool area-known as the
old. 'Lister" home, this.house is, typical-of. older homes-
hardwood floors, big rooms with a wide breezeway hall
through the center. Excellent location-ideal for family home
or conversion to professional office or retail commercial-
zoned comm/residential.
HOMES FOR SALE IN WEWA AREA OVER $75,000
$76,500 (#97-133) 1318 Highway 71 South-New everything! 3BR/2BA house
recently renovated with new wiring, new carpet, new cabi-
ets, ne h eergy efficient heat pump, new stove & refrig.,
new roof-unusual floor plan utilizes all space-no waste!
1250 s.f." heat/cool area, 2-car garage-1.5 acres property
with 200' highway frontage. Small commercial bldg. on
'property has entrance from Hwy. 71 or Johnson Lane.
$76,900 (#97131) 267 Jehu Rd.-You must see the huge fireplace! This is a big
house for the price-2,428 square feet heat/cool area-very
energy efficient-double sealed windows, central electric heat
pump. House has many extras such as large walk-in cedar
line closets, security lights, and best of all-this 110'x310'
property is waterfront Dead Lakes!-Fish from your own
dock!
$135,000 (#97161) 197 Quails Den Drive-Country living at its best-2115
square ft. country style home built in 199,3 with 1360 sq. ft.
wrap around porch-You must see this house sitting on a hill
overlooking the pond-Property is 4.4 acres with some fenc-
ing-House is a well insulated Good-Sense Home-Central
electric A/A heat pump. Master suite is very large. Features:
." ceiling, fans. 'in? every, room, blinds, separate dining,
whirlpool, more!. .
*Note: Additional 1.5 acre adjoining field. Cleared and fenced can be purchased
.; for $12,500 ,, ."-.
$140,000 (#97150) 147 Gary Rowell Rd.-Spacious country charmer! Perfect
S home to raise your family! Nice, big yard with 2 acres to
o: ram! This is an area of "Homes Only4"situated just outside
the city limits. Specialfeatures:. master bath whirlpool, sky-
lights, fireplace, energy-efficient-all heat producing appli-
ances are economical gas-ceiling fans, storm door, double
pane windows-low electric bills! Candlelight dinners in the
separate dining room, glowing embers in the brick fireplace-
You must see this house located within a mile of entrance to
; state park.
$155,000 135 Johnson Lane-With all the grace & elegance of 'A
(#97132) Stately Country Home,' this 2 story,brick & siding home is
situated on 2.5 acres in the city! Plenty of room for a grow-
ing family-features include: 3BR/2.5 BA, cen. elec., double
S "vanity in master bath, clawfoot tub w/brass fixtures; sepa-
rate walk-in shower, custom drapes, wood & marble win-
dow sills, bay windows, & a separate garage/pool apt. com-
: ** plete w/fuill kit. & bath adjoins the covered breezewa$ area.
1937 sq. ft.heat/cool area,, and was built in 1993.









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I T U R R I G S


SEmily A, Simmons
Emily Andrews Simmons, 74,'
of P6rt St. Joe, passed away on
June '25. She was born and
resided in Macon, Georgia prior to
moving to Port St. Joe.
She was preceded in passing.
by her' husband., William' B.
Simmons. Mrs. Simmons is sur-
vived by one brother, Charles F.
Andrews of Greer, South
Carolina; two sons, William B.
Simmons, III of Pensacola and
James A. Simmobns of Nashville,
Tennessee; two granddaughters,
Jamie Elizabeth and Jessica
Emily Simmons of Nashville,
Tennessee.'
Funeral services for Mrs.
Simmons were conducted on
Friday, June 27 at 10 a.m. In the
First Presbyterian Church of.Port
St Joe with Rev. Joe Eckstine
officiating. Burial followed in the
family plot in Oakhill Cemetery in
Griffin, Georgia on Saturday,
June 28 with Dr. Richard
Lumpkin officiating.
Services were under the
direction of Gilmore-Southerland
Funeral Home of Port St. Joe. The
family requests that in lieu of
flowers, donations be made to the
Bay Medical Center Hospice in
memory of Mrs. Simmons.


Raymond D. G ay
Raymond Douglas Gray, age
19, of Milton, died Friday June 20
in Allentown. He was born'
October 3, 1977 in Milton.
Raymond was employed by
Watkins Construction at Air
Products. .
Raymond was preceded In
death -by his father, Harold
Douglas Gray of Wewahitchka.
He is survived by his mother,
Janice ,McCranie of Pensacola;
one brother, Michael -McCranie of
Munson;, maternal grandmother,
Lillie Williams of Milton; paternal
grandparents, Drakeford and Mae'
Helen Gray of- Wewahitchka;
aunts and uncles, Nita andr
Luther Bangs of Frankliton.
Louisiana,. Brenda and Freddie
Crutchfield, Ophelia. and Sonny
Ward, George and Wayne Gray, all
of Wewahitchka, Helen arind Allen
Brock of Panama City,' Marion
Williams, Ray and Ann Williams,
Mark and Joyce Hodges, all of
Milton, Greg and, Gwen Hibble of
Maryland, Patricia Stewart of
Washihgton,; D.C.; and numerous.
loving cdusins aind friends.
Raymond was deeply, loved
and will be sorely. missed ,by his
family and friends. Funeral setr-
vices were held at United


Call Us ToView These Propeities .

1049 CR 381 Dalkeith $80,000 3BR/IBA "Country
Home" located on six acres with big oak and pine trees.
New roof in '96. Hardwood floors in hall and bedroom, nat-
ural pine walls in bedrooms, hall and kitchen. 1,472 s.f. heat
and cool, 2,744 s.f. under roof. 20'x 30' screened in porch.
Fireplace insert. New ceiling insulation '97. Double pane
windows. Shop. Utility room and outdoor equipment shed.

279 Lester Drive Wewahitchka $35,000 3BR/1BA
House. Interior walls are pine with pine flooring also.'
Property includes one acre plus 2 1/2 lots (150' x 80').:
- -- - -
301 WoodwardAvenue Port St. Joe $18,500 Corner lot,
Zoned Commercial/Light Industrial.
-- -- - - -
522 9th Street Port St. Joe $67,000:- 3 BR/2 BA Home
' with approximately 1,575 sq. ft. completely reni6deled
inside to provide a "cozy" family atmosphere. Spacious%,
fenced back yard with above ground 24 ft. pool.

7252 Bass Street Howard Creek- Reduced front $22,900
to $19,900 Seller Motivated. Great "get away" camp for
the weekend. 12' x 50' M.H. with 28' x 50' new roof over
trailer and new porch addition. Gas stove and new fridge.,
Also, new well and septic tank. 100' x 218 Lot.

Cypress Point- Ten Miles North of Wewa -1.76,
Acre lot with. 230' waterfront on' channel of
Chipola River. Breathtaking view of Dea$4 Lakes.
| B ~ Restrictive covenants. $44,900.


220 Reid Avenue .

Port St. Joe, FL 324'56i -

(904) 227-1700

"<^>ry~er//ks (o^fm s wne-


Pentecostal Church in Wewa
Shitchka oh Friday, June 27
Interment followed at Jehi
Cemetery.

Anthony Werdern
.. Anthony J. (Tony) Werden
61, ofWewahltchka, passed awa
Tuesday, June 24, at the V.A
Medical Center In Galnesville, fol
lowing an extended illness. A na
tive of Detroit, MI, he served li
the Army during the Korean War
While in Michigan, he worked a
the Penn-Dixie Concrete plant. t
resident of Wewahitchka sinci
1966, he attended Glad Tiding,
Assembly of God Church.
Survivors Include his wife
Sallle Werden of Wewahitchka
his children, Tonnette Lettermar
of Indianapolis, IN, Cindy Werder
of Tallahassee, Deborah Werder
Causey of Wewahlitchka, and
Tony Werden of Panama City; on(
grandchild, Jacob Thomas Cau
sey of Wewahitchka, his parents
Joe and Florence Werden of Con
way, MI;, two brothers, Duk(
Werden and Daniel Werden, botkt
of Conway: and a sister, Winni&
Johnson of Westminster, CA.
Cremation is scheduled. P
memorial service was held a


10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 28,
,. at Comforter Funeral Home, We-
uj wahitchka Branch Chapel, con-
, ducted by' the Rev. David Taun-
ton. In lieu of flowers, those that
K wish may make blood donations
,i to the V.A. Medical Center.
S, All services were under the
y. :direction orf the Comforter Funer-
' a Home, Wewahitchka Branch
-. Chapel.


t Elsie M. Ford:
A Elsie McMillian Ford of
e Tallahassee died Friday, June 27
s In Tallahassee. Ms. Ford was a
native of Grand Ridge and was a
former resident of Port St. Joe.
; The graveside service was
n held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June
S 30 'at Pleasant Cemetery in
1 Chattahoochee. Interment fol-
lowed.
Survivors Include a daughter,
Betty Ann Ford Keel of
, Tallahassee; two granddaughters,
Cristy Keel of Tallahassee and
Ann Fultineer of Quincy; and two
e sisters, 'Hazel Dickson of Sneads
and Ethel Pelham of Chatta-
hoochee
Services were under the


SALES BEACH RENTALS
CAPE SAN BLAS INDIAN PASS
MEXICO BEACH ST. JOE BEACH
PORT ST. JOE


Tom Todd
Realty, INC. D VE
GULF FRONT at GULF PINES
S,., DEJA VIEW PREMIER HOME!
5br.'2 S ba Great-room has gas fire-
place, satellite TV, VCR. and ceiling
t plans Dining room and beautiful
kitchen have hardwood floors:
ie ...i .l.l,. den'game room off kitchen, Large
....." Laundry. Master bedroom suiie has
wT ,]t ~elegant bath, TV: French doors (open
onto deck), Furnished decks with
boardwalk to me beach Beautifully
+ ." "+ -:.i decorated and furnished (most fur-
nishings will slayl Concrete parking
and storage room under house. A vacation dream, Excellent home for the investor
as it has great rental polential Priced at $475,000.

BARRIER DUNES -*
Lovely 2br/2 5 bath gull view town .
home at prestigious Barrier Dunes. u. ', -,,.
This home has been beautifully ...
redecorated and maintained Has' "'-
viows of the gulf from three of its t_ .
decks!- Many upgrades. including BI^l' 'a
painting, .ceramic tile entry, hurn-
'cane shutters, etc. Some furnishings
S(new sofa sleepers, glass top dining
room table and chairs, bar stools and console TV, etc ) Will be included in sale
Great home for a permanent residence or investment with rental potential
Additional amenities'include.a communityp1ool (refurbished 1996). lennis courts.
etc. Price.$159,;900. .


GULF FRONT BARRIER
DUNES
TOWN HOMES at the Cape's foremost
town home development. Lovely
homes 'in a. planned community.
Amenities include'pool. tennis, club-
house, boardwalk to beach, and best
of all, access to one of the rost beau-
tiul beaches in the U.S. Fully tur-
nishec Excellent rental potential


PEACE and QUIET
ALMOST NEWI 4 bedroom 2 bath home.
Sils on a larye (approx 2 75 acl lot. Has
over 1600 square feet ol living area.
Floors are vinyl and carpel. Has central
heat and air. kitchen appliances and win-
dow treatments Also. there is a fresh
water (man made) fish pond that is
approximately 50' wide x 200' long. This
home is priced at $139.000


Davis with Sierra Leone Evacuation Effort


Navy Airman. William L.
Davis, son of AuOreillia A. Beasley
of Wewahitchka, recently' con-
ducted non-combatant evacua-

direction of Culley's Meadow
Wood Funeral Home In
Tallahassee.


Wallace Cogman
Wallace R. Cogman, long time
resident of Port St. Joe, passed
away in Dothan, Alabama. He
was married to the late. Mattie
Cogman of Port St. Joe. Because
of complications with his health
he relocated to Dothanr to be near
his sister.
He is survived by his sister,
Mittlie Callins and niece Joyce
Moore of Dothan: niece and neph-
ew Dennis Callins and Patricia
McGlowan of Atlanta, GA; devot-
ed friends Ollie and May Wash-
ington,' god children, Charles sil-
ler, Jr., Michael Tiller, Sarablan
Tiller, Mary Tiller, Twala Tiller,
and a host of cousins and sorrow-
ing friends.
Graveside services were held
May 22 in Dothan.


tion operations in Sierra Leone
while deployed aboard the multi-
purpose amphibious assault ship.
USS Kearsarge.
The U.S. European Command
ordered the evacuation of
American citizens from Sierra
Leone at the request of the State
Department. Since May 30, more
than 2,500 people have been
evacuated. Citizens from the U.S.
and several foreign countries were.
transported to USS Kearsarge for
further transfer to a follow-on
location.
The evacuation was conduct-,
ed with French, Nigerian aind
Sierra Leonean surface ships on
station, and Navy and Marine
helicopters. Conducting air and
well deck operations simultane-
-ously, the ship also launched one
Landing Craft Air Cushion with
supporting security forces from
the 22nd Marine Expeditionary
Unit aboard to be utilized' as nec-
essary.
USS Kearsarge remains avail-
able in the area to conduct addi-
tional evacuations.as necessary.;
Davis joined the Navy in
October 1995. -


SUNRISE/SUNSET
.These Iown homes are located
at Cape San Bias All are 3
bedroom ,2 5 ath homes with
| l(II *lmmlhinhtuiw prices starting ai $99,900
iH Minin InIln tm i .m Each have an excellent view of
thllB le beach and memorable.
oer trie gull, sunsets. Greal
rental units for the investor
Existing lurrnsnings waii slay, wilh exception ol personal items Each unit has open
and screened decks


INDIAN PASS
An enchanting view o t in gulf ana Si
Vincent Island can be yours trom this 3
bedroom. 3 bath. two slory home Has
Many extras and even more possibili-
ties. Has new crystal water system
deep well), plus central heat and sir'
Other amenities include wood panel-
ing and two decks lone on each floor
Great home lor a permanent resident
Sor good rental potential tor an investor.
Price $149,000.


GULF VIEW -
CAPE SAN BLAS
SEACLIFFS Beautiful. almost
new. 3.3 5 TOWN HOMES
Spacious, lovely units with eleva-
lion Minimum outside care (vinyl
siding). Cable TV. Boardwalk to
beach. 19-C, 3/2.5 $179,000.
17-C, 3i2.5, $185.900.


HIGHLAND VIEW- 1854 Cobia Street. Totally remodeled nome with bot-
tom completely built-in. This 4 bedroom, 2 bath home sits in a family oriented
: neighborhood. with Church and School close by Price $87.900
HIGHLAND VIEW- 1852 Cobia Street. FIXER-UP house. Nicely sized
bedroom: bath: kitchen and living room. located on a Large lot. Good investment
Price $25.000
PORT ST. JOE 1020 Garrison Ave FIXER-. UP/INVESTMENT.
Possible positive cash flow Cute, 2 BR/1BA. Large Kitchen, Living & Dining
Room;: while siding and Large storage shed in back New carpet and cypress pan-
Selling Affordably priced at $42.000
HOWARDS CREEK- The OLD RABON HOTEL- A lixer- up opportunity. 2
lots. with grandfathered septic tank and new well Never flooded; large beautiful
oaks Priced at only $34,000.
UNOBSTRUCTED VIEW OF BAY 3 vacant lots; each with septic and water:
All for $45,610. or will divide,.. t '

Tom Todd Realty, Inc.

Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Home Office: 2720 C-30
(850) 227-1501 or 800-876-2611
Branch Office: Barrier Dunes
Cape San Blas Road C-30E (850) 229-9800
Thomas NM. Todd. Licensed Real Estate Broker REALTOF:


Fantasy Propf

1200 U S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-747

NEW LISTINGS:
8213 Hwy. 98 St. Joe Beach Gulfaire Exquisite 3 Br
2.5 Ba townhome. Just under 1600 SF, furnished, roof,
carpet, interior paint 2 yrs. old. Wood burning stone,
fireplace. Large deck off master BR upstairs and living,
room downstairs. Spacious and airy. Outside storage
rooms front and,back. Also, Ig. storage under stairwell.
All electric CH/A, dishwasher, disposal, refrigerator,
compactor, washer-dryer. Owner occupied but great
rental potential. Must see to appreciate. $225,000 FPI.
Cape San Blas Sea Cliffs. Beautifully furnished 3 lev-
el town house w/great gulf view from each level. 3>bd.,
3 ba., gated community, private beach, Ig. swimming
pool, built on concrete pilings. Many extras. $199,900.
Cape San Bias Cape Sands Landing. Nicely decorat-
.ed beachside.townhouse. Duplex unit. 2 bd. and 2 bath
downstairs, 2 loft bedrooms upstairs. Nice scieened-in
porch, steps to the gulf. Fully furnished. $189,900.
Mexico Beach Dolphin Run Townhouse #5, Nice 2
bd., 2 1/2 ba. furnished townhouse. Has two decks
overlooking the gulf. Features include paved parking
underneath, outside showers, new cen. h/a. Excellent
rental unit. $135,000.
St. Joe Beach Sea Gull Townhouse #11. Completely
refurbished 3 bd.; 2 1/2 ba. townhouse. New central
heat/air, new roof, hot water heater, all new carpet, tile,
furniture, wall paper. Mint condition, excellent rental
potential. $175,000.
GULF FRONT
7799 Hwy 98, St. Joe Beach Far N Away Beautifully deco-
rated 3 Br 2 Ba half of duplex, completely remodeled .in 1992.
1 Br 1 Ba downstairs; 2 Br 1 Ba upstairs. Washer/dryer, new
CH/A. Excellent rental. $199,000'
17-D S. 38th St. Beautiful furnished 2 bd., 2.5 ba. townhome,
close to pier. Cen. h/a, stove, ref., dishwasher, washer/dryer.
Great rental potential or for your own pleasure. $147,900.


Joy Holder 648-8493
T'1t Tn Patrick Raap 648-59B5
.L "-' '^.t -* ,,.* Moira Ritch 648-5146
Donna Selfert 648-5919
John M. Delorme, Realtor Joan Smlthwick 647-4150
647-3633 .
Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor
78 647-8939 I
REALTOpI
378 Gulf Pines Dr., Gulf Pines Subd., One of the finest Gulf
front homes in the area. Gorgeous 5 bedroom, two bath, with
many amenities, including elevator, elec. storm shutters, irri-
gation system, custom counter tops, 12' ceilings, glass block in
master bath, extensive decking, boardwalk to the beach, fire-
place;.The nicely landscaped home has a wrap around porch,
sundeck with sunbrella, and a screened porch. Comes with
refrigerator, stove; dishwasher, satellite dish and window
treatments. Located on almost I acre. $489,900.
INDIAN PASS Beautiful Gulf front lot one of a kind. Over
2 acres, both side of county road C-30B. One hundred feet on
the gulf. 1.59 acres in south side of road. Nice trees, vegeta-
tion, terrific beach. $235,000.'
MEXICO BEACH- BEACHSIDE
111 37th St Mexico Bea,-1]ir rinte #6, Nicely furnished
2 bdm., 1 1/2 bath town tglJi n ,iew of Gulf, good rental,
all 'elec. l'itchen, sunken living room, new siding, excellent
condition, $162,000.
ACROSS HIGHWAY FROM BEACH
2702 Highway 98. Zoned tourist/commercial. Nice 2 bd I ba.,
each side,j l B'Qa1, flI*'1 R'dM, _ood. recital
potential. f'- sv .%ll1 r tv, ils t '-O2,500'unfur-
nished.
61.First Street, Mexico Beach. Beautiful 4 bdrm., 2 full baths,
2 half bath stucco home, on Ig. 145'x280'. lot, just 11/2 blockli
from dedicated beach. Great, room with fireplace, office or
hobby room. Large kitchen w/island and bar, dining room in-
ground, 15x30 lighted gunite pool. Screened porch, 2 car
garage,"fish pond, cen. h/a. TOO MANY AMENITIES T0'
LIST. MUST SEE, TOP CONDITION. $175,000.00. ,.
319 Robin Lane 2 bdrm., 2 ba. split plan home. CH/A,'
12x20' sunt I' IT A I ation.
Dishwashe r, l, WB -ll-IN e yard anid
. neighborhood. $72,00. Reduced to $70,000.
801 Maryland Dr. Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. 14x70' mobile home. Cen.
heat/air, large deck, $49,000.
GULFAIRE SUBDIVISION
Gulfaire Dr. Triplex. Two 3 Br 2 Ba units and one 1 Br I Ba
unit. Very nice. Good investment. To be sold together. Total
price $175,000


Gulf Aire.Subd., 102 Sea Pines Dr. Want room? Large 2200+
sf. frame, 2-story home on comer lot. 2 bd., I ba., recreational
room downstairs, 2 bd., 1 ba, living room, dining room, fire-
place, and kitchen upstairs. Remodeled in 1995. Very comfort-
able. MUST SEE! $1-18,500.
319 Beacon Rd. Nice 3 bd., 2 ba. home in excellent neighbor-
hood. Features include a large liv.,rm/din. rm. combination,
fireplace, lots of decking with fenced back yard. Appliances
include electric range, refrig., dishwasher, and disposal. Lot
size, 75'x 125'. Tennis court & pool privileges. $119,900.
ST. JOE BEACH
100 Santa Anna Frame duplex, 2 Br, I Ba upstairs,/1 Br 1 Ba
downstairs. 1/2 block to beach. Good rental history. $80,000.
Reduced to $75,000.
ST. JOSEPH SHORES
ST. JOSEPH SHORES 1. Beach St. Each cottage
has 1 br, I ba., CH/A, refri iLA.ve. Short walk to beach.
Great hide-away or rental investment. $35,000 each.
BEACON HILL
9129 Tulip Ave. Comfortable 3/2 doublewide mobile'
home, partially furnished, situated on THREE lots.
Landscaped, fenced backyard. Storage building.
$95;900. Reduced to $44,500. OWNER FINANCING.
COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT PROPERTY-
Port St.' Joe. Established existing department store business.
Get in on ground floor of downtown revitalization! Inventory,
fixtures and established business. $225,000.
Port St. Joe Approx. 2 acres commercial/industrial lots of
possibilities -.$99,000
LOTS
MEXICO BEACH Houses Only
110 S. 38th St. Lot 12, BIk 6, Unit 5. 75'x90' zoned tourist/resi-
dential. Approx. 300' to beach. Water tap paid. $70,000.
424 New Mexico. 224'x158'x189'; lot 25, Blk B, Unit 14 trian-
gular wooded lot. $12,500. Single family home only.
410, 412,.414 Colorado Dr. 100'x158.33' each Lot 12, 14, 16,
Block B, Unit 14. $24,900 each. Owner financing, with 20%
down, 10% 10 years;
420 Colorado Dr. 100'x158.33' Lot 22, Blk B, Unit 14.
$26,900, Owner financing, with 20% down, 10% 10 years.
413, 415 Fifth St. 100'x158.33' Lot 13, 15, Blk A, Unit 14.
$27,900 each. Owner financing,; with 20%. down, 10% 10 years.
304 & 306 Hatley Dr. Lots 4 and 5, Block B. Two nice resi-
dential lots, 87.5' x 108' each. $15,000 each.
12th St. Nice area; walk to beach. Lot 8, 90x120, residential,
$20,000.
'Grand Isle Nan Nook and Kim Kove Lot 19, Bik D 71' X
115'. $11,500


Wysong S/D Comer of Robin Lane & 15th St. Lot 1, Blk 3
149' X 70' X 127' X 100'. $14,000 MAKE OFFER
iWysong S/D Robin Lane Lot 9, Blk 3 Unit 17. $11,500
BEACON HILL
Houses Only :
Faulk Place 100' X 120', with large septic tank. $21,000
Triton St. Lots 5 & 6, Blk 3, Unit 1 -, irregular. $32,000
GULFAIRE SUBDIVISION
Homes Only Subdivision swimming pool and teilms courts
Gulfaire Dr., cleared lot, 'Block C, Lot 32, 80'x125', $22,900.
Gulfaire Dr., Very nice cleared lot, Block C, Lot 33, 90x125'.
$22,900 ... ,
112 Periwinkle Dr., Lot 6, Bik F, 75'x125',rgood residential
lot on quiet street. $23,000."
Gulfaire Dr. Lot 15, Blk C Approx. 85' X 125'. $22,900
SEASHORES SUBDIVISION
Lot'44, Block A, nice lot in nice neighbo-hood, located on cul
de sac. $22,500.
Nautilus Dr. Lot 3, Blk A. $19,500.
Nautilus Dr. Lots 4,5, 6, 7, & 8, Block A. $22,000 each.
ST. JOE BEACH
Mobile Homes or Houses
Pineda St. 50' X 125' each -3 lots in first'block across from,
beach. $25,000 each
ST. JOSEPH SHORES
Beach St. Large lot in b k 6,- 00.
St. Joseph Ave. Large t. $16,000.
PORT ST. JOE
Cape Plantation. Nice residential lot in nice neighborhood, block
B, lot 8,120'x187'. Paved road. Possible owner financing, $18,500.
OVERSTREET AREA
FIVE ACRES on the Intracoastal Waterway, approximately 500'
water frontage. Lot size approximately 500'x450'. $85,000.
Creekwood Lots 14 & 15, Approx. 1.25 acres total PLUS 2 pie-
shaped lots 6 & 7 directly on the creek. Sold as package.
$22,000
Wetappo Creek and Highway, 386 15.5 acres Great
Potential. $70,000
WEWAHITCHKA AREA
Highway 71 Gulf County Farms 4 acres. $15,700
Riverside Park Land Dr. Lots 9 & 10. One block to boat
basin. $8,000 each. Both lots available for less money.
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For Sale by Owner: 2 tomer lots with
two bedroom. 2 bath mobile home. 3
1/2 years old. 1988 Parker Ave.,
Highland View. Call after 5 p.m.. 227-
3492 or 227- 1773. tfe 7/3
St. Joe Beach. Seashores. $39.900. 3
bd/ 2 bath. Cen. a / heat. Large lot.
City water and sewer. Pelican Walk
Realty, 647-3155. ltc7/3
O0erstreet Commercial or residential
corner lot. ,1.37 acres + 2 lots.
299' on CR 386 and 176' on South
Long. 2" well. 420' deep. Two 200
amp electric services, septic tank for
2 mobile homes, storage shed. Call for
details Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, Inc.. 904-648-5777 tfc 7/3
For Sale In Highland View. 3 bdrm.. 1
ba. home, washer. dryer, stove, refrig.
w/lcemaker. dishwasher included.
cen. heat & air. 100x140' lot. 246
Pompano. 871-1731 or 647-3184 for
appt. 4tc6/12
Beach lot. 78'x204' in Seashores Sub-
division, St. Joe Beach. On Coral St
227-1463. ifc 7/3

Bay front home. executive 3 bedroom
2 bath. fully furnished. immaculate.
227-7506. tfc 7/3


Four P275/60R15 tires
S iith 10"x15" machine
finished rims, $250.
Call Eric at 229-6343
or 229-8997,
1980 4 speed. long bed pick up. runs
really good. 227-3315. tp7/3
1987-Mazda RX7, 5 speed, air cond.,
$4,000. .Good condition. 227-1568.
3tc 7/3
1987 Suzuki Samurai 4x4, new mo-
tor, top, tires, clutch, brakes, etc.
$4,250. 648-4138 or 562-1262, leave
message. 3tp.6/19





W1982 Mariner, 15 hp, $160, as is. Call
648-8394. Itp 7/3





2 bedroom trailer in Highland View.
$200 a month, $175 deposit- 227-
'1260. 2tc 7/3
111 S. 35th St.. Mexico Beach. 3 bed-
room. I bath. unfurnished has small
screened In patio. covered carport.
$850.00 for'six month lease. $650.00
for one year lease. First and last re-
quired. Call Parker Realty of Mexico,
Beach. 648-5777. 2tc 7/3
Unfurnished 3 bedroom. 2 bath
home. large yard at Cape Plantation. \
$700. Lease or lease option. (352)
-326-5533, ext 226. 2tc 7/3
nt to own: '96 16'x80' 3 bdrm., 2.
ba.. 1/2 acre, fenced, Wetappo area;
after 7. 648-8831.; tc 7/3
Large one bedroom apartment. fur-
nished, including utilities, $70 week.
227-2039 or 648-4338 Itp 7/3
Indian Pass. Seminole St. One great
'room, one bath, unfurnished. 2 car
.garage, $450 month, $250 deposit.
Perfect for single, 227-3622 eenirngs.
I ltp7/3


Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 7/3
Mobile, home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfc 7/3
Liberty Manor Apts., 102' Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Afforda-
ble housing for the elderly and the
handicapped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., stove & refrig., fur-
nished, fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.
on site
- Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
tfc 7/3


UNFURNISHED
*Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.,
. cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
laundry rm.
*Large 2 bedroom apartment. stone &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
New extra 1g. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a. dish-
washer & sto\ e. fully carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED
*Small 2 bdrm. home. auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apartment, washer/'
dryer hook-up.., 1. /
Call 229-6777 after 7p.m. '
tfi 7/3


For Rent: 1402 1/2 Long Ave.
2 bdrmrn. upstairs apt. Stove,
refrig., washer/dryer, air
cond., water :paid, $265
month. '227-5443, leave mes-
sage.
rfe 7/q

2558 McKlnnon .St. Quiet neigh-
borhood. phady rear of duplex. 2
bdrm. & sitting room upstairs.'
m kit. & din. rm. downstairs.
Stove, refrig., w/d, air cond.
$275 month. 227-5443, leave'
message. tfc 7/3


Yard Sale with many antiques. Satur-
day, 7:00 2:00. 510 8th St. Port SL
-Joe.


Mobile home. one bdrm.. 2 sleeper so-
'as.: day bed, fumiJshed.,air,, cond....... Yard.. Sla xSterq.,, spe,,.ers, Jafis,.
ivasher/dryer. all cleandj up. and, bathroom sink. mirror, cabinet, mi-
ready to rent. Comer lot Call "648- crowave, other household items and
S 4554 ltc7/3 clothing. Saturday, July 5, 8 a.m. -
noon. 136 Barbara Drhe. Ward Ridge.'


Two 3 bedroom, 2 .Dat unfurmsnec
town homes, $650 plus utilities and
$700 plus utilities. Call Fantasy Prop-
erties. Inc.. 648-5146. Ite 7/3
Nice two bedroom apartment in St./
Joe. $385 per month with $250 de-
posit Call 229-6527. tfc 7/3 "
3 bedroom. 3 bath. swimming pool,
double car garage, 648-5328 or StL
VJoe Beach, $750. 647-3461.
Stfc 6/26

Mobile home lot for rent at Beacon
Hill, 4 blocks off Hwy. 98 with city.
water. septic tank & power pole. S150
per month. Call 227-2020 or 647-
3381. tfc 7/3
Mobile home and RV lots. water &
sewer included. $80 month. Long
term or short term fishermen wel-
come. 639-4 165. tic 7/3
1.200 sq. ft. office space, located on
Hwy. C-30. $750 month. Includes
utilities. Call 227-1774. tfe 7/3
Building for rent, set up for food type
:business .and Hwy. 98 house for rent;
Located on 41st St., Mexico Beach. ,
For more information call 648-3090.
-: 4tc6/26

Storage Units Now Availablel Bayou
Storage serves Cape San Blas. Sim-
- mons Bayou and the Port St. Joe
area. 5xi0, 20x<10 and 10<20. Locat-
ed next to Todd Land Development in
Simmons .-Bayou. Call 229-8397 or
227-2191 (weekends). tfc7/3
One and two bedroom apartments. 2
blocks from beach. Beacon Hill. tea-
: sonable. Call 912-246-1250. tfc 7/3


Sale 'N Dry Storage
S $25 month
214 3rd St., PSJ, FL
904-229-9000
CUinmate-controUed no minldew


Storage

Units

229-6200


Now Open
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St Joe Beach
Office; 647-3665
Home:w647-5106


PLANTS-Banana trees, giant ele-
phant ears, driftwood and more. Fri-
day, Saturday and Sunday. 515 9th
St., PSJ. :
Moving Sale: Saturday. July 5, 319
Beacon Road. Everything must go.






Bay St. Joseph Care Center dietary'
department is receiving applications
for part-time dishwasher/aide posi-
tion. Apply at BSJCC between 9 a.m.
- 4p.m. tfc 7/3 ;

Crane Operators needed. Must have
2-3 yrs. experience ivth hydraulic
cranes. 50 + hours weekly with paid
holidays and vacation. 401K + bene-
fits. Apply at 2212 Sherman Ave. Pan-
ama City. FL 32405 or 850-785-7099.
I tp 7/3

Help wanted at New York Dell. Mexico
Beach. Must be reliable and flexible.
Will train. 'fTop wages. Apply in per-
son.. ',. ,3tc 7/3
The City of Mexico Beach is accepting
applications for the position of police -
officer patrolman 1. The starting sal-
ary is $18.928 with medical Insu-
rance, 75, u college tuition & 50%
b.boks, assistance, a matching retire-
ment program. uniforms, and more.
Must already meet the requirements.,
set forth' by Florida Dept. of Law, En-
forcement (FDLE), to include L. E.,
F.DLE certification. People, oral 8&
written communication, and some
computer skills essential. Applica-
tions will be accepted until 4:30 p.m.
(CST;, 07/18/97 and can be obtained
by coming' by City Hall located at 118
N. 14th St. or writing: City Hall. P. 0.
Box 13425, Mexico Beach,; FL 32410.
The City of Mexico Beach Is an EEOC
.employer. : 3tc 7/3
Are you looking for a challenge? Are
you hard-working and reliable? Do'
you enjoy working with people? If
you've answered "yes" to these ques-
tions, and would consent to a thor-
ough background check then I'd
like to speak with you about providing
services either as an Independent
vendor/provider or via a contracting
agency-Chore Services, Companion
Services, Homemaker Services, In-
Home Support Services, Personal
Care Assistant Services, Supported
Living Coaching Services ... All inter-
ested individuals and/or agencies
must meet minimum program stan-
dards and agree to comply with all

federal and state requirements. These
services are, to be within Gulf County.
Please contact Stacy Collazo Treglown
at (850) 227-1526 for information.
EEO. 2tc 7/3
Cottage Cleaners needed immedi-
ately. Saturday, $6.00 per hour to
start. 227-3730. 3tc 6/26


The Gulf Co. Senior Citizens have a'
part-time chore/respite worker posi-
tion open in the Port St. Joe area. Ap-
plicants must be 60 years old, have
own dependable transportation, pass
a physical and' rieet income guide-
lines. For .more information., please
call 229-8466. The Gulf County Sr.,
Citizens are an equal opportunity em-
ployer. Applications may be picked up:
at the new senior center in Pont St.
Joe located at 120 Library Drive.
tfc 7/3

The Gulf Co. Senior Citizens have a
part-time chore/respite worker posi-
tion open in the Wewahitchka area.
Applicants must be 60 years old, have
own dependable transportation, pass.
a physical and meet income guide-
lines. For ;more information, please
call 229-8466. The Gulf County Sr.
Citizens are an equal opportunity em-r
ployer. Applications may be picked up
at the senior center in Wewahitchka
located on East Rher Road near the
Kids Center.. :"i :' tfc 7/3


We're Growing! Due to an increase In
our census. Bay St. Joseph care Cen-
ter currently has position vacancies
for CNA;s and nurses. We are looking
for dedicated professional Individuals.
We offer an excellent compensation
and benefit package. Come 'grow
with us. To interview call 229-8244, or
apply at Bay St. Joseph Care Center,
220 Ninth Street. Port St. Joe. FL.
.. r mtfc7/3






I am no longer responsible for debts
incurred by anyone other than my-
self.


KEITH FORD


2tp 6/26


Free used dishwasher and television
Pick up 601.17th St. Call 227-1581'.
Itp
14.000 btu 110 v. Amana window' air
conditioner. good condition. Call 229--
8929. 2tc 6/26
Registered Texas longhorns.young
heifers. some cow/calf pairs. Good
col:or. 850-638- 1043. John E. Carter.
Wausau. Fla. 4tp 6/26
LOOK carpentry, window re-
placements, screen/glass rooms -
siding, you .name iti. Expert; work
and nothing less at rock bottom pric-
es. Be glad to show you what I've
done! 647-3452, 24-hour service.
THE HOUSE DOCTORS. tfe 7/3


PET


FREE puppies, lab mix, male and fe-
male. 648-8903. ltp 7/3.

Registered rat terriers, chihuahuas
and sharper puppies. Call 648-5306
or 648-4048 2tp 7/3


Purebred cocker spaniel puppies.
$150. 639-3097, please leave mes-
sage. 3tc 7/3

ALL NEW HAPPY JACK LIQUI-\ICT
2X combines safety & convenience for
MONTHLY prevention of internal par-
asites In dogs. Available O-T-C. BAR-
FIELD'S LAWN & GARDEN. 229-
2727. 6tc 6/12

DOG GROOMING PLUS, 227-3611.
Professional grooming. special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
tfc 7/3


I


13 year old will babysit in your Port St. Joe Lodge No. Ill
home or mine in Mexico Beach. Reg. Stated Communication
Call Crystal at 648-5907. 2tc 7/3 Ist and 3rd Thursday of each
S month. 8:00 p.m..Masonric Hall.
THE BEACHES HOUSE/PET SIT- 214 Reid Ave -
TERS. Collect mal / check lights (.nur '.. Richard Robinson., W.M.
locks / etc. Feed & exercise your pets. Bill Jordon. Sec. '
As low as $6.00 a day. Mow grass / '
pool care/etc. Willing for extra $$. Re-
liable couple. Contact Ron & Maxine
Leopold at 647-3310 anytime/Jeave REPLACEMENT WINDOWS
message. tfc7/3 Storm Rated Energy Efficient


STUTZMAN ROOFING
RC .0038936
Specializng in Reroofs *
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality Is higher than price"
229-8631
S ,, f tfc 3/6

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


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


SMALL ENGINE

REPAIR

Barfield's 229-2727


TRAVIS WILLIAMS
S 229-8587 or 229-6189
Williams LawnService
Providing attordable lawn service to all
of Gulf County and Mexico Beach
FREE ESTIMATES fea3/13



C. .J 's Liwn
Service
FULL LAWN SERVICE
BRUSH CUTTING LANDSCAPING
w I will work for you'; :
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe and
: ewahitchka
Clyde Sanford (904) 648-8492,


Wewa Siding
227-5986 or 639-2942
ftc 5/15t97











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

5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
' .St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112
Mini- -
Warehouses


-! rn ^


O- j0r Commercial
Termite & Pest Contrbl
* Terrine Treatments Restaurant "Motel
* Flea Control Condominiums -
* H:ouixen.:d Pii C:,ritr,:i New Treatment/.
*.-ial E-iale IvIC')Rit'ns CorsTirucIJn Siles
10 FAMILY OWNED
0 PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gul/f o. &, Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
I tes ,specu


T.V. V.C.R. Sales & Service
Zenith G.E. RCA & Magnavox
Factory Authorized Service
We Service What We Sell
Badcock Home Furnishings Center
310' Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
904-229-6195


Brick house, 3 bdrm., 1 ba. living
room with fireplace. din., kit., utility
rm, cen. heat and air, comer lot, ,ll5
Sailfish St., Highland View. 227-1604.
By appointment only., 'tfc 7/3
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with sep-
tic tank & well. $2,500 down.
$132.16 ,mo. Call George,'229-6031.
fe 7/3
For sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'x16' with gar-
deni tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear-porch, 12'xi16'
uttl, shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411.. tfc 7/3
Home for sale by owner. brick horie,;
3 1/2 lots. nice neighborhood. 4 bed-
rooms. 2.5 baths, family room. sun
room. Formal living & dining rodm.
Custom kitchen & breakfast nook.
hot tub, swimming pool. large deck,
fenced in back yard. 2700 sq. ft. he'at-
ing & cooling. Location 103 20th St.,
PSJ (904) 229-8409. By appointment
only. fc 7/3
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 7/3


SPelican Walk Real Estate
S Kevin Welch REALTY
Licensed Real Estate Broker AUL/PLM,,E ISTI

W 10 We are the only local company MLS-

: to offer the Multiple Listing, Service

Call now 647-3155 or 913-1128 ,








I keep children in my home Mon- Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
,day-- Friday. Have a huge fenced in Church. Hwy. 71. Al Anon meets
back yard. I have 2 openings corn- Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
' ing available next week. Call day or and Thursday at 7:00.
'night. 229-8624. Itp 7/3 ; '1;' i

RF ;0066770 6p 1:23 '
29 Years Experience Plumbin
,4 .Plumbing Repairs
S' Roger Stokes

Locally Owned 227-2125 647-3328 O
S tfc 5/22 NEW CONSTRUCTION



BOB'S PAINT & CUSTOM
BODYSHOP LAWN
29 Continuous Years of SERVICE
Automotive Body Repair SERVI E
Rebuild Wrecks Jeff Wood 227-1559
Body & Window Work Lawn Care, Edging,:
Expert Automotive Painting Timming, Mowing,
FREE ESTRIMATES on, Your Body %ork Timming, Mowing,
Call or See BOB HEACOCK Odd Jobs, Insured'
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229 "
ic 4 -


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

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t '; \" -_- ** : '. RG0051008 ER 0011648
s r JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
Istlne 'L PLUMBING CONTRACTOR. NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL.AND COMMERCIAL
S, INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
MINOR ELECTRICAL
PORT ST JOE FLORIDA 904/229-6821


S St. Joe Glass & Mirror
816-D 4th St. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 227-3885 I
Mirrors Plex-Glass *'Furniture Tops ,* Desk Tops
Residential Commercial Industrial Shower Doors
Boat Glass Heavy Equipment Glass


CUSTOM HOME PLANS
(904) 647-3548


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6240 Hwy. 98 West
Port St. Joe.FL 32456


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Pump Sales Sta Right Pumps
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COAST IRRIGATION
Nelson, Rainbird and Toro.
.INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Free Estimates and Design Licensed and Insured
-. Allen Nrris 229-8786 Pump Repair :


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PAGE 8B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1997


Red Wolves Have Pups on St. Vincent Island


St. Vincent National Wildlife
Refuge's (NWR) Wildlife Biologist,
Thom 'Lewis has confirmed that
the red wolves have pups on St.
Vincent Island. Based on teleme-
try locations, the female denned
in the wild during May.
Thorn recently confirmed the
presence of pups when he located
small wolf footprints with those of
the adults. He cannot confirm the
size of the litter at this point.
Hopefully, the family will do well
and contribute to the recovery
program. ,
The pups will be subjected to
the. dangers of life in the wild.
These include insects, parasites,
alligators and rattlesnakes, to
name a few. When the pups are
about six months old they will be
captured, fitted with radio collars,
and released back onto the
island. At 18 months they will be
relocated to one of the mainland
release sites to augment the wild
population.
St. Vincent's part in the
recovery of the red wolf remains,
the same. The refuge is basically a
training ground for red wolves
that will be used in mainland'
releases.
Currently red wolves are
being released in two areas on the
mainland. A population, of 51 to




NOTIcE OP INTENT TO REGISTER
FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Chapter
865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned Intends
to register with the Division of Corporations.
Department of State. the fictitious trade name -
under which It will be engaged In business and In
which said business Is to be carried on, to-wit:
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: Wewa Siding
MAILING ADDRESS: 441 Lake Grove Road,
Wewahltilka. Florida 32465. ,
OWNER(s): Bob W. McDonald and Perry L.
McDonald.
ite, July 3. 1997.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
The Port St. Joe City Commission will .receive
sealed bids from any qualified person. cornpar.y or
corporation Interested In constructing the following
project. .
BSS SITE CLEANUP PHASE mI
Speckilcadorns can be obtained at Preble-Rlsh. Inc..
402 Reid Avenue. Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. 19041
227.7200. The bid must conform to Sectior,
287.13313) Florida Statutes, on public endry
crimes.
SComrpletion date for this project will, be 60 days
from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to
the successful bidder.
Liquidated damages for failure to complete the pro-
ect on the specified date will, be set at $250.00 per
day.
Please Indicate on the envelope that this s a sealed
bid, the bid number and what the bid Is fo. -
Bids will be received until 5:00 p.rrL Eastern
Standard Time, on Tuesday July 15, 1997. at the*
Ponr SL. -oe City Hall. 305 Fifth Street. Port SL Joe
Florida 32456. and will be opened and read aloud
on Tuesday. July 15. 1997. at 8:00 pm Eastern
Standard Time. at the City Commission Meeting
STe Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids.
Co-t for Specilfcadlons will be $25 00 per set and is
non-refundable Checks should be made payable
to PREBLE-RISH. INC
Itc.,July 3. 1997.


88 exists in eastern North
Carolina at Alligator River and
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife
.Refuges and the surrounding
areas.


The Great Smoky Mountains
National Park in Tennessee,
where 10,to 32 wolves are now liv-
ing in the wild, is the second site. :
The world population of red,


wolves is estimated to be from
244 to 309 animals. Red wolves
are one of the most critically
endangered mammals in the
.. world.


Jamey Westbrook is Named


As Top Freshman Legislator


Rep. Jamey Westbrook, D-
Bascom, recently returned from
Fort Lauderdale where he
received the Freshman Legislator
of the Year award from the Florida
Association of Counties.

Small Business

Seminar at GC

Gulf Coast Community
College and the Small Business
Development Center 'will offer a
seminar entitled, "Steps To
Starting a Small Business," on
Tuesday, July 8 from 1:30 to 4:30
p.m. at the Small Business
Incubator in Lynn Haven.'
Are you compatiblee, with
small business ownership? Is
your idea feasible? Topics also
include a discussion on organiza-
tional requirements and licensing
for a small business in. Florida,
personal financial assessment,
credit checks, defining who, is.
your customer, location consider-
ations, and employee require-
ments. Active audience participa-
tion is encouraged.
Reservations may be made' by
paying a $15.00 registration fee at
least one day in advance at the
Bay County Small Business
Incubator, located at 2500:
Minnesota Avenue in Lynn.
Haven. For more information, call-
271-1108 or (800), 542-SBDC
from outside Bay County.


1/2 acre lots on
paved county road,
septic tanks, wells,
natural gas, ready to.
move onto. $16,000.,
Owner financing with
16/. down.
Call Billy Carr,
227-2020, 647-3381.
tfc 7/3


A press release by the associ- -
ation said Rep. Westbrook
received the award because of his
"extraordinary efforts on
behalf of county government dur-
ing the 1997 session."
Rep Westbrdok's accomplish-
merits during his first session
include: -
*helping pass modification to,
the state's Payment-in-Lieutof-
Taxes program which expands eli-
gibility to, counties with millage
rates of 8.25 or greater and
requires that counties receive 10
consecutive payments from the ,
date of their elgibility: ,
*fighting for a direct 'state
appropriation for small ,,county
courthouse renovations to meet,
ADA requirements and 9-1-1 ;
grants; and, ,.
*supporting legislation to;
redefine "small county" as those'';
counties -with a population of,
75,000 or less.
Rep. Westbrook was the only I
member of the House and
Senate's Class of 1997 to receive
the top freshman designation.,
"I'm proud to receive the.
award on behalf of the people of.
House District .7," said Rep..
Westbrook. "Florida's rural coun-
ties have unique needs and I will:
continue to fight for our recogni-
tion in the House ofU


Representatives.
House District 7 serves Bay,
Calhoun, Gadsden, Gulf,
Jackson, Leon, Liberty and
Walton counties.

Wewa Srs. Selling
BBQ Sandwiches
The. Wewahitchka .Senior
Citizens will be selling barbecue
sandwich dinners on Friday, July
llth from 11 a.m. until I p.m.
They will deliver to local business
or you may ,stop, by' the senior
center to pick up dinners.
The dinner will be $3.00 and
will consist of a large barbecue
beef sandwich, chips, pickles afid,
iced tea. Please call 639-9910 to
place orders between 9 a.m. and 1,
p.m. each day.

Thank You
The family of the late L. C.,
Clark would like to thank every-
one for the ,'prayers, cards,
telegrams. food. visits and flowers
during the loss of our loved one.
A thank you to the Knights of
Pythias. Philadelphia Primitive
Baptist Church family, friends
and relatives, may God continue
to bless all of you.
The Clark, Russ, Atkins.
Roberson and Taylor Families


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Alcoholics Anonymous, Surfside Se-
renity Group, meets Mon.. Wed. Fri.,
at 7:30p.m. CST at 1st United Metho-
dist Church, 22nd St., Mexico Beach.
Women's open AA meeting, '12 noon
CST Thursdays.

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



Avon

Catherine L. Collier
Indenpend,.il S&Jes R.presn-ltai.-
211 Alien Memorial Way Port St. Joe
(904) 229-6460


TLC Lawn Service ,
Catering to All Your Lawn
Service Needs -
Mowing, Trimming; Clean Outs, Mani-
curing, Spraying. FertllZing, Landiscaping
and Minor Sprinkler Repair
..Ref. Available. 2296435 .


STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
AllType Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
SUC. #ER0013168 -INSURED
647-8081
ALAN STRICKLAND


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


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MINOR HOME REPAIRS. PAINTING.
LAWN MAINTENANCE WORK
DONE TO YOUR SATISFACTION.
CALL BART AT 648-5907.
4tp 6/1,2



TIM'S REPAIR SHOP
Weed Eaters Chain Saws. *
Lawn Mowers & Autos
639-3029
6 miles n. of Wewa, Hwy. 71



Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insuried
Lie. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
Mobile 899-0219 or 899-0218
tf- 10


A-01OIL 8
MUFFLER SERVICE
HOURS:
,Monday Friday, 9-6
Saturday 8-5 CST
COMPLETE OIL CHANGE

$1 8u95 plus tax
COMPLETE MUFFLER
SERVICE
We Custom Bend Pipe for You.
Offering Complete
Outboard Motor Repair.
Owned & Operated by Danny Clayton .
133 S. 2nd St. Wewa
639-4174 or 639-4175
Vc 2/6


"'_ '[ 2! THE CABINET
o SHOPPE
Custom Kitchen and Bath
Jeff Powell, Owner

580 Palmett6 Dr., Overstreet
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (904) 648-4088


P rce, Heating & Cooling
LICENSED INSURED *. SALES AND SERVICE
A/C Heating Ice Machines Comm., Refrigeration '* New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent, Pierce Phone: 229-2665
State Uc. "RA00664 229-COOL


Williamson's st. Lic #3075
Well Drilling & Pump Service

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


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



AAA TRUCK CRANE SERVICE
Trusses Beams
*Air Conditioning Units Signs
Hourly or:Daily

2299585 fc6/12


* R~sidendal ,
- Commercial


* Custom Wood
* Industrial


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

Free Estimates, Call Anytime 648-8258
,' ,- tfcW '6 j



[B 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

jEnjy A Safe a Patruotc



L*i : NEW LISTINGS:
121 N. 15th ST., MEXICO BEACH.. Very cozy 1 BR 1 BA beach cottage one
block to the beach, mostly tarnished. on 2 lots. with plenty of room for expansion
SPRICE: $65,000.00 Call Brenda Miller for information
BEACHSIDE, MEXICO BEACH. Beachside duplex worth 2 BR 1 BA on each side,
completely refurbished and remodeled ALL NEWI Excellent rental income record
close to the beach Contact Brenda Miller for details. PRICE $160,000 00
103 N. 16th ST., MEXICO BEACH. Duplex unit only steps to the beach with
good view of the water. It has 2 BR 1 BA each side, completely furnished, well-kept,
/,on 75x100' lot, Good rental:property. Call Brenda Miller today PRICE $124.000 00
5529 AMERICUS ST., ST. JOE BEACH. VERY NICE 2 BR 2 BA Octa-Structure
home in first block from the beach. Custom kitchen cabinets, large rooms, new tile
floors, new fans, large screened porch, large back deck, low utilities, low maintenance.
Brenda Miller can make you an appointment. Call herl PRICE: $86,500.00 .
CURRENT LISTINGS
111 N. 35th STREET. MEXICO BEACH. Canal front lot with 1300 .SF mobile
home. partially furnished appliances, porches, together with seawall, covered boat
slip. on navigable canal. Owner financing available.,. Call Brenda Miller PRICE.
$125000 00
SELMA & ATLANTIC STREETS, ST. JOE BEACH. Several lots available for .
homes or mobile homes, oversized lots all utilities available Owner financing also
available. Ask for Brenda Miller for information PRICES START AT $12,000 00
STARFISH AVE., BEACON HILL. Two cleared lots, high. on paved street, with
..nice neighbors. Each lot is 50'x100'. Quiet area Lots 8 & 10, Block 21, Beacon
;.Hill. Brenda Miller h'asthe details. Call her now. PRICE. $24,000.00.
CORNER EAGLE & N. LONG, OVERSTREET. One corner lot 1160 x260',
wooded, .955 acres, could be subdivided,, power, phone, gas available Contact
Brenda Miller, PRICE, $11,000.00.
1908 CYPRESS AVE., PORT ST. JOE. Good neighborhood. large lot, plenty .
of trees, 3 BR 1 BA. concrete block, large eat-in kitchen, liv. rm., den, freshly paint-
ed inside, tile bath., Call Brenda Miller to make an appointment. PRICE.
$65,000.00..

Look for us on the Internet at http:/,www.homtown.com 'thompson
http:./www.mexicobeach.com/thompson
And now you may e-mail us on the Internet at:
elizwthompson@digitalexp.com or
elizwthompson@juno.com
LET US IEAR FROM YOU TODAY!









REALTY INC.NVESTMENTS
PORT ST. JOE

227-1450
9242 COCIKLES AVE.






Sr..... I ...r. so i. r. I 1 a:r. So i eal ure
$ 4 0 ,l.0,0 0,),:,M .",.:..:.3 COuic.'r 1 Y"i.t, ir..- c.i,.,: Ir...rr [h e, .:n
1.. r!,:her +- ,,-ln l ',re; I r.1 : .r.rg --1 e a 'l ibVr ,air..- al llhrng sr. hv'.r.g
.~ ; :roo- i.pi..r'. ]i;,h :Tu0, ioff,,ce ,rea. Separately metered. CURRENT-
L' FEMTE., tr b3,00 00 PER UiifiT

322 LONG AVENUE FRONTREAR

FRON IDIRE



Lot 30x90'. Formerly a physician's office. Includes a reception area $54,000.
with front counter, 3 offices/rooms, a break area with bathroom' and
a room for storage.. Central heat (gas) and air. Parking spaces in
,front. .L .
.... 9230 COCKLES AVE.

... ..a
U.. .,-6- .. I L




Bedrooms: 1 each side: Baths: 1 each side. SPECIAL FEATURES: Just
three blocks from the beach, this property offers the utmost in flexi-
bility. Floor plan allows for a single family home with two bedrooms and
two baths, or it may be used as a duplex with two one bedroom units.
Central heat and air. Roof and septic system only four years old.
Storage building. Each side currently rented for $300.00/month.

525 EIGHTH STREET


PUBLI,,C NOTICE

The Gulf County ;Zoning Committee
will meet Monday, July 7, 1997, 10:00

a.m., E.D.T., at the County Commnission
Meeting Room at the Gulf County
Courthouse Complex. This meeting
S ; '- I .. .. .. ,, ^ '* .. .. ... ... .
will determine the need for zoning in
the unincorporated areas of Gulf
County .' ,,
~~~~ ~ ~~~~~~~ to, ,!*7" ..,' -. l7/3


Auto Rates Have
Been Rpd-iced!
Call Hannon Insurance,
227-1133
lie .1i17


Woodmnan's Tree 8
Stump Service
647-5237
Scott Woodman, Owner/Operator


LIVESTOCK
Horseshoeing
& Trimming
647-3296 5.p 5115,97


A & R Fence
Fenciag and Coaerte Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 '19041 647-4047


APART-


Upstairs: 3 bedrooms. 2 baths. Downstairs: 1 bedroom. 1 bath. 5
Cottage: 1 bedroom. 1 bath. SPECIAL FEATURES: Unique in town
investment opportunity with income potential of $850.00 per month.
3 bedroom unit has large deck and dining room. Large master bed-
room has 6 large windows. Window unit and space heat: Ground floor 5
one bedroom has large rooms. Cottage at rear of the property has liv
ing room. bedroom, bath. sunny kitchen, and adjoining Florida/dining
room.


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