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Budget Requests Up $288,000
*,Enterprise Zone Realignment
*Accepting the Lowest Bid
Gulf County Clerk Benny
Lister gave county commissioners
some preliminary budget figures
and board chairman Nathan
Peters, Jr. set budget workshop
dates for July 21 and 23 as the
board took steps to begin the
annual process of hashing out
off the court
tion work to
Gulf County's budget.
Lister said tentative budget
requests from various county
departments, elected officials,
administrators and other finan-
cial obligations totaled an
increase of $288,000.
Those requests are just the
first step in the process though.
Commissioners will spend the
next several weeks whittling the
figures down in an effort to "toe
the line" as much as they possibly
Current economic conditions
in the county are a major concern
of the board. With unemployment
figures ranking at the top of the
state's list, reduced revenues
from local option taxes and other
funds are a major concern.
Budget workshop sessions
are open to the public and will be
held at 5:00 p.m. July 21st and
Chairman Peters stressed a
need to -tighten our belts" for the
remainder of the current fiscal
year. He pointed out several areas
that were over budget in the pre-
sent budget that had depleted
most of their reserve funds.
Passed Pretrial Release
Persons charged with a crime
in Gulf County who qualify and
participate in Gulf County's pre-
trial release program will help foot
the bill for administering those
programs as a result of the com-
mission's actions during
Commissioners held the final
public hearing on the ordinance
Tuesday unanimously agreeing to
A $40 fee will be collected
from each person participating in
the program, as established
through the ordinance, along with
various other normal require-
Gulf County Judge Bob
Moore requested that the board
consider the program as a means
to reimburse the county for
expenses involved in administer-
ing pretrial release.
Chairman Peters set up a
workshop meeting at 5:00 on July
15th for the board to discuss
where funds generated through
the ordinance would be spent.
Judge Moore had suggested
the board use the funds as "seed
money" to establish a Gulf County
youth coordinator that would
work closely with the county's
school system on youth-related
issues and problems.
Enterprise Zone Boundary
County Chief Administrator
Don Butler gave the board some
(See REQUESTS on Page 3)
Courtroom Gets First
Facelift In 30 Years
County Judge Pusher Behind the Project
Which Has Greatly Improved the Facility
It has served Gulf County's
S needs for'30- years.- now.. and
County Judge Robert M. Moore
Q: thought it was time for a freshen-
ing up of the county court room.
The Judge badgered the
County Commission for some fi-
nancing and agreed to finance a
portion of the face lifting out of
his own budget to get the Job
done. .It is now complete and re-
splendent in its additional ma-
hogany paneling, spruced up
seating and < table tops, added
book shelves 'and wainscoating all
around the room.
The judge showed off the
fruits of his badgering and cabi-
net maker Glenn Combs' exper-
tise to the commissioners and all
who were Interested enough in
the project to attend. Tuesday
evening prior to the County Com-
The room drew expressions of
satisfaction from the individual
commissioners, Circuit Judge
Glenn Hess, Sheriff Frank
McKeithen and the several people
who-attended the-open house
"I hope this will not become
an every 30 year project, but that
we will, instead add to the ap-
pearance of the court room and
keep it fresh and dignified look-
ing," Moore remarked. "Of course,
If this refurbishment has to last
another 30 years, this will be be
an acceptable condition for it to
remain in," he further quipped.
The court room had not been
redecorated since the court house
was built, 30 years ago.
Judge Moore congratulated
Combs for the job he did on the
court room and the attending
Jury room, making them more
pleasant to utilize In meting out
The Jury room was re-
painted, refurnished and re-
vamped, along with the court
"The additional panelling
adds to the acoustics of the room,
also," Moore 'added.
Severe Thunderstorm Rocks Panhandle
Severe thunderstorms ,.." ..< .. .-
ties to a standstill Saturday .. .. m i i ii
morning as visitors and locals .
alike scurried for shelter. Tropclal .
storm force winds coupled with .
hail, rain, lightning and' some
nasty cloud cover provided a fire-
works display of the Vwet kind,' all
courtesy of Mother Naturine.
-' torm- ri-okedbt-all along the --
Panhandle capsizing boats In sev-
eral areas. One fatality was re-
ported near Keaton Beach after a -
Sarasota woman died after high DIN
seas and winds capsized the boat "
she and three others were in. "
Locally, however, no major ,
damage nor serious injuries were
reported. According to the Florida
Marine Patrol one unidentified
boater received a deep laceration
to his hand, severing an artery,
while boating in the bay. He and
another boat had teamed up to
ride the storm out and he had ap-
parently got his hand caught be-
tween the two vessels during the
Hall was reported along the
beaches between St. Joe Beach
and Mexico Beach. There were'i
.also several reports of lightning
A stretch of Highway 98 along J-.
the beaches experienced flooding
during the heavy rains.. Heavy clouds rolled over Port St. Joe prior to storm on Saturday.
Flags On Reid Avenue Add To Celebration
The city celebrated.'the Fourth in a big way, -this past boats being ,off-loaded. The day. was clear and 'added'to
week end. The refurbished Reid Avenue was oozing patriot- their enjoyment. '
ism with its display of American flags flying from every
lamp post on the street;.-The flags were put in place ThurS. nohe x itt J p a r ne'sh .a-
day for display Friday and through the patriotic holiday. Another eit to Joseph ay-Prene's Fish amp
was abuzz with activity,.-.up.- into' the day,.with peojile
Folks didn't wait-until the evening-and the fireworks launching anything that would float in order to pursue the
display-to do their celebrating, they started early in the deliciously sweet scallop. They came in big boats, small
day Friday with an intent to enjoy the bay and its water- boats, canoes and many even brought their campers with
related activities. The .busiest spot in town seemed to be them, in order to get an early start and facilitate their
the boat launch on Fifth Street, with a steady stream of making a full week end of it.
PAGE TWO, THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1997
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THE OTHER DAY, John Rich, a resident in Port St. Joe for
longer than he would probably care to admit, came by the office,
and during the course of idle conversation mentioned the fact
that someone had. taken a goodly number of the crape myrtle
trees the county had recently planted along the south end of
The trees had been planted from 22nd Street to Niles Road,
alternating red ones and white ones. They were in the throes of
blooming last week and made a beautiful border along the walk-
ing/bike path which parallels Garrison Avenue for that distance.
The trees were growing and doing well. It doesn't need to be
added here that they were purchased and set out at considera-
ble expense to the county. Some of your tax dollars at work,
don't you know.
WELL, A GOODLY number of the young trees are there no
longer. Somebody came along and ripped them right out of the
ground. The trees were planted in pots, and pots and all were
taken. We'll continue this little scolding piece against whomever
took the trees under the premise that they at least took them
home and planted them in their own yard. At least, then, they
will do somebody some good. They'll add to the beauty of the'
perpetrator's yard, as they were of a size, and blooming suffi-
ciently to make a definite plus to someone's landscape design.
We would hate to think someone just pulled up the plants
merely to commit some mischief, taking the trees off some-
where and just discarded them on some trash heap, where they
will do nobody any good.
DO YOU KNOW THE full irony of this tale? In all likelihood
the one or ones which pulled the beautiful plants up are proba-
bly the very ones who criticize the loudest, saying, "Why doesn't
somebody do something to beautify this place? A plot of flowers
planted here and there would do wonders for the appearance of
the town!" '
Yeah! Why don't they! And why don't unthinking people find
something more creative to do than to pull up some of the effort
taken to beautify?
He Got His Chance
WE LOST A FRIEND last week, when Zedoc Baxter died,
suddenly. He wasn't only our friend, he was everybody's friend;
one of those rare men nobody ever spoke ill of. He was our
friend, and we're not even Methodist! Of course, one needn't be
Methodist to be Zedoc's friend.
He was helpful to more organizations, groups and individu-
als than we'll ever know. He was continually helping this person
or that one; this, group or that one; assisting this organization,
or that one. He was continuously on the go for some cause or
He. wasn't a "chief' either. Zedoc was an "Indian". He aptly fit
'the description, "hands on": If his Kiwanis was doing something,
he was right in the thick of things, with his work clothes on, ac-
tually doing-the project; not just talking about. it. and urging
someone else to greater things [although he did more than his
share of that, too]. If his beloved Methodist men were having a
chicken barbecue, Zedoc wasn't the man standing on the fring-
es, in his coat and tie, he was the smoky, sooty, sweaty fellow
bending over one of the grills [since five-Ish in the morning];
THAT was Zedoc!
ZEDOC WAS JUST A plain man who knew ,only one way to
get things done; that was to roll,up his sleeves and get about the
job of doing it.
Since we are not Methodist, we didn't attend their church on
too many occasions, but on the occasions in which we did [to at-
tend a funeral or some special program] Zedoc was taking full
charge of things, as it was his duty and privilege to do. When he
preached a funeral the entire congregation knew he MEANT the
good: words he was saying over the remains :of the deceased. Al-
most invariably the deceased was a good friend. No doubt about
IT HAS BECOME someone else's duty and privilege to say a
good word or two about Zedoc. He died, suddenly, on Friday,
June 27, of a massive heart attack; only three short weeks after
he had retired from the ministry, 'To do some of the things I
have always wanted to do."
He got his chance, sooner than expected. Zedoc always did
want to go to Heaven. :
tUNHER DOWN WITN HES BY KESLEY COLBERT
Leon used to bite my ear in
near 'bout every fight we had. And-
if he didn't and I could get a clear ..
shot at his, I'd try to chomp down
like a snapping turtle with a case
of lockjaw. He was" the older
brother-laws of nature gave me a
lot more latitude in the fight game
than that Marquis of Queensberry
I Leon knew more about box-.
ing, kicking, gouging, kneeing.
elbowing, tripping, "limb whip-
ping", "belly rubbing", knifing.
choking, "Indian burning". etc.,,
etc. than any person I've ever
known. He, said brothers were
supposed to fight. It was an inher-
ent American right. And natural-
ly, it was his duty,to teach me
how to protect myself. He'd slip
up behind me as I was innocently
strolling down the hall toward
supper and whap me upside the
head You weren't ready I
I've thought about it a lot over
Sthe ensuing forty years-if I could
. live that part of my life over, I'd
carry a machete down that hall.
I'd be ready You live and learn.
I couldn't whip Leon. The-
Lord knows I tried. I'd get to feel-
ing a little frisky and hide in the
hay loft, wait 'til he came down to
feed up and leap out right on top
of hjis head. We'd roll around in
the dust and the straw and the
chicken feathers, going at it like
/two wild men. My surprise attack
would give me the upper hand for,
oh, about five seconds.
If he got on top of me, it Was
all over I'd grab a pitch fork
handle and .try to "crown him".
Leon would wrestle it out of my
hand and ram the rounded end,
into my gut. While I was trying to
catch my breath, he'd kick me in
the knee. down I'd go . If I
landed on my back. he'd hop on
top and go to pounding me about
the head and shoulders.
If I1 hit on my stomach, he'd
sit on the middle of my back,
wrap one hand around my legs,
the other around my neck and
pull 'til his hands near 'bout
touched-the dreaded "Boston
crab" hold! I wouldn't "give" until
I heard my back cracking!
I had a little brother. And a
new plan! I took to hiding in the
loft and waiting for David Mark to
come in. I'd swoop down with a
mighty Tarzan yell-the warning
shout was because I didn't want
to take' unfair advantage-and
we'd roll around in the dirt, straw,
feathers and other stuff.
Leon was five years older than'
me, a pretty big gap at seven and
twelve. David was a.year younger,
much closer in age and when he
grabbed the pitch fork handle I1
couldn't quite tear it out of his
hand. He'd usually get me a cou-
ple of times in the head. once or
twice high up on my shoulder, in
my knee-I'd rush'em and pull'em
in close so he couldn't swing that
thing any more. He'd bite me, kick
me, scratch me ...... we'd fight
for an hour. An afternoon. A day.
It just depended on how much
time we had.
Mother and Dad .didn't say
much about the fighting unless it
got in the way of the chores. I
think they figured we were just
doing some sibling bonding .....
plus. Leon was smart enough
, not to beat you up real bad in
front of them. He'd laugh and pre-
tend we were "Just playing."
Dad did finally comment on
my fist-o-cuffs one time. Dave and
I had tied up over who was doing
the most raking Dad let us
go at it for a few minutes, then got
between us,' admonished us both
(See KESLEY on Page 3)
GETTING BACK TO WORK
-after a holiday break Is di mbnu- ,
mental task In Itself. After a holi-
day like the Fourth, it Is especial- --
ly hard. Everyone, me included,
tries to crowd so much activity
into one or two days until they
are as wrung out as a wash cloth.
Add to that the 100 de,-ee
weather' which made It more un-
comfortable than usual to enjoy
the day or two off, and you have
the ingredients to take the starch
out of you. This is especially so If
you work at your play.
If you work' at enjoying yotiiu-
self to the utmost for those two or
three days, you are boutid to be
exhausted when it comes time to
go back to work. '
I got tuned up to take advan-
tage of my days off on Thursday
and delayed writing this blurb.
until Monday. It didn't write Itself.
,during those days off. I still had a
blank screen on my computer,
staring me right in the face on
,Monday. I take that back; my
computer screen was filled al-
right-with last week's work. I
At EnjoyingA Day Off Takes Some Recovery Time
hadn't even erased 'last week's
work. Talk about procrastinating
A WHOLE GAGGLE of folks
in aid around Port St. Joe en-
joyed and worked at-their few
days biff, also. I stirred myself and
got oi t and about the morning of
the Fburth in order to see if there
was an interesting subject or two
to make a picture of.
What I saw was people scur-
rying here and there, getting
ready' for one activity after anoth-
er. The favorite activity seemed to
be getting ready to go scalloping.
The first thing I did was visit
the boat landings; both at the end
of Fifth Street and at Presnrll's.
They were both full, so I felt no
need to go any farther. The boat
trailers were parked everywhere
at the city boat landing and both
slips were in use with people put-
ting in; none taking out.
I felt in the way in a hurry at
the Fifth Street landing. I thought
I was going to get launched my-'
self in peoples' rush to get out in
the bay and get at those little
buggers. And more boat trailers
laden with their special cargo
kept pouring in, looking for an
opportunity to hit the water.
A small group of men had set
up their lawn chairs out under
the trees and were just 'cooling
it'. waiting their turn.
OUT AT PRESNELL'S, the
scene was just as hectic. While I
was there, a grandmotherly look-
ing lady wheeled up in her Mus-
tang, pulling a boat trailer with a
double-decker on it. Her trailer
was'. loaded down with a boat and
motor. She also had a canoe,
resting upside down on top of the
boat. She was going scalloping]
She whipped that Mustang
around and backed her trailer
straight to the ramp, just like she
had done it two or three times be-
None of this backing up a lit-.
tle, then straightening up and go-
ing again. She made one ap-
proach do it for herl
All the while there was a line
of a half dozen trailers, waiting to
get at the slip, vehicles with trail-
ers parked in every vacant, spot
and the bank of the bay lined
with tents and campers of every
conceivable shape and material..
FRENCHIE AND I did a fool-
ish thing. We took to the road
Saturday to spend the rest of the
week end with her brother up
near Perry, Ga. The traffic wasn't
bad at all until we got to 1-75.
Everybody who went any-
where on the Fourth holiday week
end, must have travelled to and
from their destination on 1-751
It had been nearly three years
since I was up there. The state of
Georgia and the U. S. government
have now expanded each direc-
tion of 1-75 into three lanes, re-
placing the old two lanes to a
side. They were all six full [three
lanes in each direction].
That was Saturday and Sun-
day afternoon, both!
I just got in the outside lane,
set my cruise control on 60,
gripped the steering wheel with
both hands, kept both eyes glued
to the road in front of me, and
took a carefree, leisurely drive
down the road.,
The speed limit is now 70
miles an hour, so you know what
happened don't you; the traffic in
the other two lanes whizzed by
me, going at least 801
WE DID SPEND a leisurely
afternoon, Saturday, at our desti-
nation. Frenchie's brother has his
house built in the center of 450
acres of timber and pasture, on
an 80-acre lake and we lived
"dangerously" on the back porch
swing, enjoying the cool breeze
and looking out over the lake,
watching his flock of about 200
Canadian geese swim leisurely by
and his cows grazing on the
wooded hillside across the'lake.
Excitement! I love it! I recov-
ered in a hurry from my stressful
motorized dash up 1-75.
I don't know how much long-
er he can keep this idyllic place,
'though. He was five miles out of
town when he built his house.
Now "town'! is just across the
road, and coming his way, fast
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BIRTHPLACE OF FLORIDA
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Young Crepe Myrtle Trees Taken From Street
SPersons Simply Pulled Them Out of
the Ground and Carried Them Home
The southern end of Garrison Avenue received
a beautification treatment in the early part of
spring, when County Commissioner Warren Yeag-
er was responsible for seeing that it was planted
in crape myrtle trees.
The young trees were planted on the avenue,
from 22nd Street to Niles Road. The purpose was
to beautify the thoroughfare as well as an adja-
cent walking path which ran along parallel to the
The young crape myrtle trees were just begin-
ning to put forth colorful blossoms when some-.
one decided they deserved to have the bushes
more than the county did.
They proceeded to pull them up-17 of them.
There were gaps in the line of crape myrtles,
much like in the mouth of a six year old child.
The line of colorful flowering bushes have been
replaced but they are no longer of a uniform size.
Yeager had county crews fill in the gaps, but that
didn't remove the fact that someone callously
pulled up the originals, placed there for the en-
tire community to enjoy.
good news concerning enterprise
zone boundaries. The state is
allowing some realigning of estab-
llshed boundaries and has given
Enterprise Florida authority to
(From Page 2)
to get back to work and turned to
me, shaking his head, Son. you'd
better get a good education."
We were the last family in
town to get a television set. The
Gillette Razor Company was
kind'a the Nike type sponsor of
the fifties. They brought live box-
ing right into our living room. We
were mesmerized-our first look'
at a- real-fight-trhen amazed: and
then, -'sa pp.oIU h ,e a.,_..g
'they wearing hose eft gloves
for'?" David moved up realelose to
get a better look through the
snow. "You can't cut anybody
with those big old things."
"They're not fighting, they're
"Stand still and fight like
men!" I was shouting at the TV
but didn't neilher boxer seem to
Folks, it Igot worse. They'd
stop the fight altogether every .few
'minutes to let everybody rest.
Now, when me and David or Leon
tied up there wasn't no time out.
Honor wouldn't let you stop' 'til
you tore a good shirt. the bleeding
got so bad Mother might find out,
or somebody wen L unconscious.
'And we couldn't believe this-
one guy finally knocked the other
one down. and a little guy with a
bow tie jumped in 'between ?em
and wouldn't let the knocker-
downer kick his opponent. You
talk about losing your advantage!
I could just see: Leon whapping
me off my.feet, then moving over
to the .corner until I got up.
We discovered years ago that
what this boxing game, needed
was a little more teeth in it. Let's,
get some mad guys in the ring
with some down home, anything
.:goes, no autopsy-no foul rules.
S I'm fired up on this thing. I
can't wait 'til Leon or David come
to visit. I've learned the West
Japanese, double.cross, step over,
toe hold . .
Revenge Is Near,
Continued from Page 1
oversee such changes.
Two areas the board are in
hopes of including in the enter-
prise zone are the proposed air
park at Jones Homestead and an
extension w-estward from the
In.tracoastal Waterway to Dixie
Belle curve along Highway 98.
Butler said the Enterprise
Zone Committee will be meeting
to redraw the lines in accordance
to state requirements yet includ-
ing the two areas. The proposal
will then be submitted to
The Gulf County Air Park
Committee and George Hean
Company (Highland View) have
requested the board seek to have
their areas included in the zones.
Special tax'credits and assis-
tance programs are available to
businesses located within the
enterprise zone boundaries.
-', Low Bid Discussion
Board members spent several
minutes discussing the accep-
tance of low bids on county pro-
jects and a need to emphasize
quality over cost.
This comes on the heels of
what board members have
described as a bad experience
with the county's $3 million dollar
road bond issue. The board has
publicly expressed their dissatis-
faction with some of the roads
paved by Panhandle Paving on the
project, especially over road con-
struction in the north end of the
A few other projects were also
discussed where the board didn't
feel they got their money's worth
after the test of time.
Commissioner Billy Traylor
said the board should take a long
hard look at work quality first,
then address the price, on future
bids. "Cost isn't everything, quali-
ty is everything." he told the
Other board members joined
in expressing .,their satisfaction
with the work quality of most
local firms and the need to stip-
port area companies and goods
suppliers. Commissioner 'Warren
.. Yeager reasoned that local people
have a vested interest in services
provided to the county.
In Other Business
*Chairmanr Peters told the
board he had written to the
Florida Department of Labor
(Doug Jamerson) requesting a six
month extension on worker's
NOTICE OF IMPOUNDED ANIMALS
July 14, 1997
TO RECLAIM ANIMALS CONTACT THE PORT ST. JOE
POLICE DEPARTMENT FROM
MONDA Y THROUGH FRIDAY.
Small Gray/White Cat
Small Gray Cat
Large Black/White Cat
Small Red Dog
Small Black &
8:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.,
Collar & Leash on Alaskan Husky.
Red Nylon Collaron Small Reddish & Brown Dog.
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unemployment benefits for laid off
workers of Florida Coast Paper
eFollowing the recommenda-
,,tion of union, negotiator Larry
Wells, decided to follow regular
-union negotiation procedures in
determining policy concerning the
establishment ofa 10 hour per
day/four day work week for the
board's union employees.
*Decided to allow the county
planning; board to consider land
use changes for 10 of 15 acres at"
the board's Industrial park site.
*Agreed to advertise'for a sur-
veyor and appraiser' for hazard
mitigation buyout funds from the
Tropical Storm Alberto program
as requested by Administrator
*Discussed Ideas on how to
repair Gaskin Park Landing as
requested by Commissioner
Stanley. ... .
*Board decided to pay $3,900
fine and $250 administration fees
for a citation from DEP for failure
to have a spotter at the Five
Points Landflll. The board also
decided to have the scale operator
do double duty as a spotter while
they evaluated their options on
Former -Gulf County
Probation Officer Christopher
Butts received sentencing from
...Circuit Judge Glenn Hess
Tuesday for his conviction of
attempted sexual battery'with
threat of retaliation and unlawful
compensation for official behav-
He was sentenced by Hess to
spend 182 consecutive weekends
in the Gulf County Jail, 15 years
probation, pay $1,500 fine, $255
court cost, 100 hour/year com-
munity service after jail time,
write a letter of apology to the vic-
tim and co-workers at the proba-
tion office and undergo psycho-
A Gulf County jury convicted
Butts on April 30th after a lengthy
"-,- tate Investigation, of charges by
,-fo rmer probationer Lisa Johnson
'that "Butts had coerced sexual
During trial. Butts' attorney,
Waylon Graham (former Port St.
Joe resident) argued Butts and
Johnson had consensual sex and
Johnson's motive was for future
State Adopts Program To Assist
Farmers in Aquaculture Production
On July 1. Florida Agriculture
Commissioner Bob Crawford
announced a program that will
provide assistance to help farm-
ers develop aquaculture ponds on
The "North Florida Aquacul-
ture Pond Assistance Program"
includes low rental rates for
equipment to construct an aqua-
culture pond, and technical sup-
port on pond design, construction
and maintenance. The program is
coordinated by the' Florida
.Department of Agriculture and
Consumer .Services, Bureau of
-. Seafood and Aquaculture.
"This program will help farm-
ers diversify their operations and
lead to further development of the
aquaculture industry in North
Florida," Crawford said. "I urge
anyone who has been thinking
about starting an aquaculture
operation,' or expanding an exist-
ing one, to consider this pro-
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1997 PAGE 3A
Courts Will Test
In Applying ChargeS Against
Fishermen for Net Ban Violatiohs
Westbrook Intervenes, Claiming
Fishermen on Verge of Extinction
Rep. Jamey Westbrook (D-
Bascom) announced Wednesday,
that the commercial fishing
industry in Florida continues to
be on the verge of extinction, in
spite of a meeting with top state
officials Monday at the Capitol..
"It appears that Florida's
commercial fishermen will not be
able to work to support their fam-
ilies," Westbrpok said following
the meeting. "I'm afraid the con-
stitutional amendment prohibit-
ing net fishing will kil the indus-
Rep. Westbrook requested
Monday's meeting with Gov.
Lawton Chiles, Rep.' Janegale
Boyd, DEP Secretary Virginia
Wetherell and Marine Patrol
director H.M. Mickey Watson after
receiving several complaints from
"I was pleased' that, we were
able to open a dialogue between
the Governor's office, the Marine
Patrol and fishermen," Westbrook
Though the status quo will
not change, Westbrook said the
state, will probably seek a' curt
ruling, on whether or rinot the
Marine Patrol is enforcing the
recently enacted constitutional
amendment restricting net fish-
"It's my understanding the
state will seek' a declaratory
judgement on its enforcement of
the amendment," Westbrook said:'
"I am agreeable tq that request,
but I. would like to see a court in'
the 14th Judicial Circuit hear the
case, rather than the Second
Commercial fishermen, sport
fishermen and the state environ-
mental protection agency have
been at odds since the net ban
went into effect following the 1994
vote. The issue is based on inter-
pretation of what the law intend-
"aWiffiTall 'dui- respect 6f6"he
parties involved, and given the
nature and geography of our peo-
ple, it's a sad day when two
groups cannot co-exist in our
state especially when there's
working people involved," said
Westbrook of the opposing sides.
"For the most part, one side is
geographically removed from this
area. They (sport fishermen) don't
understand the impact this has
on hardworking men and women
who love The environment as
much as the other group., "
I Westbrook said he under-
stood the position of Governor
Chiles that the'state must enforce
the provisions of theiConstitution.
However., he will coritinue to fight
for the riglht of a man and woman
to make an honest living..
"Astfor me, I will always sup-
port the.working men and women
(commercial fishers)," said
Westbrook. -They are the fabric
on which this country is built."
Gulf Co. Juvenile
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will be meeting
Friday, July 11 at 12:00 noon
(EDT) at the Weliness Center,
located at the corner of Third and
Williams in Port St. Joe.
TMembership in the Juvenile
SJustice Council is open and there
Sis no membership fee. Nomination
and election of officers will be held
at this' meeting. The public is
welcome and. encouraged to
For movie information contact
Melissa Ramsey, Chair, at 227-
1145 or Patricia Odom, Council
:Coordinator at (850) 482-9618.
Your Full Line
308 Williams Ave.
309 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe 227-7226
Cantelopes ................... 75
Watermelons ........ ..... $2.00
v Peas and
Butterbeans shelled or unshelled
Tomatoes ............ .Ilb. 59C
Top Of The Gulf
West Highway 98 Mexico Beach 648-5275
Monday .......Chicken Stir Fry ................. $4.95
Tuesday ....... Ham & Cheese and Homemade
SpicyTomato Soup ............$4.9
Wednesday ... Pasta Day Different
Dishes Each Week ..........$4.95
Thursday ..... Fried Shrimp, French
Fries and Slaw ..................... $6.95
Friday ......... Fried Fish & Cheese Grits ..... $4.95
'Saturday ..... Soup and Salad Bar
All-You-Can-Eat ............ 4.9
Sunday ........ Roast Beef with Mashed Potatoes
and Gravy, Green Bean's and Bread
Also Serving Sandwiches and Salads!
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1997
The Chopping Block
by Philomena Corradeno
What can you serve that is
different and inviting and will
lend a contrasting texture and'fla-
vor to meats-meats that are
roasted, fried, potted, or neatly
grilled, without' globs of barbecue
What would be especially
good with pork spareribs and
chops? Applesauce, pickles, kraut
and pickled peppers are good
accompaniments. They have their
function and they do it well. But
they are only ordinary.
I'm thinking of something
impressive with just the right bit
of tang and spice, something that
won't dominate, something that
just tickles the taste buds.
I'm thinking chutneys, which
are good with any meat and have
the perfect balance of'.sweet and
sour. The two we offer may be
time-consuming but are worth
every minute of your time because
you can store them in covered
containers in the refrigerator up
to two months or preserve them in
'^saaKT^' .swi .: ,a..> fM--
sterilized jars for later enjoyment.
The third recipe is for crisp
pickled cauliflower and carrots
that will give you, the kind. of,
crunch you enjoy.
PEPPERED TOMATO CHUTNEY-
4 pounds tomatoes. peeled. and
chopped (about 10 cups)
2 pounds-tart green apples,
peeled, cored, and, chopped
(about 6 cups)
j 'cup chopped dried apricots ,
1 cup firmly-packed light brown
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons ground ginger
,.2 teaspoons salt, : ,
-l teaspoon seasoned pepper
Peel and chop tomatoes..
You'll have about 10 cups. Peel,
core and chop apples. You'll have!
about six cups. In a Dutch oven
or saucepot,- combine tomatoes,
apples, apricots, brown sugar,'
vinegar, ginger, salt and seasoned
pepper bfend. Bring to-a boil- "
reduce heat to medium; cook
uncovered, stirring occasionally,
until mixture has thickened*. 55
to 60 minutes.
Cool; refrigerate in a covered
The Davida Byrd Scholarship
Foundation would like to thank
everyone who purchased tickets
for the recent gasoline giveaway.
The lucky recipient was Michelle
Jenkins of Atlanta, Georgia.
container up to two months or
ladle into canning Jars and
process according to manufactur-
er's directions. Makes seven cups.
*NOTE: To test for thickness,
spoon about one tablespoon mix-
ture into a cup; place in the freez-
er for five minutes. The mixture
should be the consistency of jam.
If not, cook longer and retest.
PEPPER PEAR CHUTNEY
4 pounds rip pears, peeled, cored
and chopped (about 8 cups)
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cider .vinegar
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon .seasoned pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup golden raisins
Peel, core and chop pears.
You'll have about eight cups., In
Dutch oven or saucepot, combine
pears, sugar, vinegar, lemon peel,.
ginger, seasoned pepper. blend
and salt. Bring to a boil; reduce
heat to medium; cook uncovered,
stirring occasionally, until mix-
ture has thickened*, 50 to 55
Stir in raisins. Cool; refriger-
ate in a covered container up to
two months or ladle into canning
jars and proceeds according to
manufacturer's directions. Makes
three and one-half cups.
*NOTE: To test for thickness,
spoon about one tablespoon mix-
ture into a cup; place in the freez-
er for five' minutes. The mixture
should be the consistency of jam.
If not, cook longer and repeat test.
2 medium-size heads (1 1/2'Lbs.
1/4 cup salt, divided
4 cyps sliced carrots
1 quart white vinegar
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup onion flakes
2 tablespopris mustard seed
2 teaspoons ground turmeric .
Trim cauliflower:; ut into
flowerettes (makes about foul-,
quarts); place in a large bowl with
two tablespoons- of the salt.
In another bowl, combine car-
rots with the remaining two table-
spoons salt. Cover ingredients in
both bowls; let stand for about
two hours. Rinse thoroughly and
"'-"Ihn 'eiy4arge'-f6ii -reactive
saucepan or Dutch oven, combine
vinegar, sugar, onion flakes, mus-
tard seed, turmeric and pepper-
corns; bring to boiling point.*
Add.carrots; return to boiling
point; reduce heat; cover and sim-
mer for five minutes. Add cauli-
flower; return to boiling point;
reduce heat, cover arid simmer six
to eight minutes longer or until
vegetables are crisp-tender.
Pack hot vegetables into ster-
ilized jars., Fill jars with boiling
liquid. Seal immediately. Makes
about four quarts..
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Christina H. Egler
To Dean's List
Honor students for the 1997
spring semester at Florida Baptist
Theological College, Graceville,
have been announced, and Chris-
tina H. Egler was Included on the
Dean's List. In order to qualify for
the Dean's Lit, the student must
have earned a 3.25 to 3.99 grade
point average on a 4.0 scale.
Christina, the daughter of
Gary and Lilli Egler. of Port St.
Joe, is a member of Good Shep-'
herd Lutheran Church, Panama
City, and a graduate of Faith
Christian School. She is pursuing
a bachelor of arts degree In Chris-
tian education with a dual major
in rChristian education and ele-"
SThe' Florida Library Youth
Program is in full swing at the
Gulf County Public Library in
Port St. Joe. The' theme for this
year's program is "Communica-
The programs are held on
Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. (ET' and
last' through August 5. The pro-
gram is. for children in grades one
through four. ,
Tuesday's program on July
15th is "code talk" and will fea-
ture lighthouses. A video on
sunken treasures: will be shown,
and the story "Keep the ,lights
burning, Abbie," by Abbie Bur-
gess, will be told.
Outreach July 15th
The senior citizens will be
conducting outreach on July 15
at 178 Peters Street, during com-
'modity distribution, beginning at
1:00 p.m. and ,ending at 3:00
p.m. (ET)l The senior citizens are
continuing to inform the elderly
of services available through the
Meeting July 16
Bay St Joseph Care Center is
pleased to announce that its,
Alzhelmer's Support Group will
hold its first meeting Wednesday
July 16th at 6:00 pm. The pre-
mier gathering will be held in the
The support group is directed,
by Terry Owen, Social Service
Director. The guest speaker will
be Tom McGaugh, Executive
Director of the Alzheimer
Resource Center of Tallahassee.
The public is cordially invited to
Refreshments will be 'served
to those attending.
It's A Girl!
Jeremy and Leah Richmond
are proud to announce the birth
of their daughter, Kerigan
Elizabeth Richmond. She was!
born on June 26th in Layton,,
Proud grandparents are
Claude and Mary Richmond of
West Virginia and Al and Donna
Ray of Port St. Joe.
*e, We Heae It!
The feature plant of July
Large Selection of Hummingbird
& butterfly plants $1.99 up.
Bouganvillea, Mandevilla, Allamanda,
Angel Trumpet, Crepe Myrtle, and other
Flowering Shrubs & Trees, including
Cold Hardy Citrus.
Reg. $17.99 Now $12.99.
(FREE BLUEBERRIES with Purchase)
Health and Nutrition
older children, the proper
restraint is a shoulder and lap
by Judith Sheldon
PLEASE.make this a summer
you'll want to remember, not one
you'll try to forget. The publica-
tion, Your Child's Newsletter,
reminds us to remind you .that
airbags that save adults' lives
often kill children.
Never place children in rear-
facing safety seats in the front
seat of vehicles equipped with
passenger side air bags. Children
should ride in the rear seat, and
be properly restrained. The prop-
er restraint for infants or small
children is a child-safety seat; for
St. Joe Writers
The St. Joe Bay Writers
Group is seeking recipes for the
upcoming Scallop Day Cookbook.
Any scallop recipes are welcome.
Recipes can be sent to Jim New-
ton, 2002 Monument Ave., Port
St. Joe, 32456 or can be brought
to the next meeting of the writers
The next meeting of the St.
Joe Bay Writers group will be
* July 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the meet-
.ing room in the Gulf County Li-
brary. All persons interested in
writing, whether published or
not, are encouraged to attend.
This meeting will be used to for-
malize the club and to finalize the
details of the Scallop Day Cook-
Stamp Show To
Be Held July 26
The Fort Walton Beach
Nights of Columbus Hall on Carol
Street, just off Mary Esther cut-
off, will on Saturday, July 26,
host Stampfest III '97, presented
by the Panhandle Philatelic Socie-
ty. Hours for the show are 9:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CT). Admission
is free and ample free parking is
available. Free stamp collecting
newspapers will be available.
Some dozen dealers from all
over the south will offer a wide
variety of U.S., Confederate, and
worldwide stamps and covers as
well as stamp collecting, supplies
and literature. Maiy dealers will
also offer free verbal appraisals of
philatelic items. The U.S. Post Of-
fice will offer current U.S. stamps
at a booth.
Collectors of all levels of ex-
pertise, as well as interested non-
collectors, are invited--to come .
sell, buy, trade, or just browse
among the thousands of items on
The final quarterly show for
1997 will be held October 25, at
the same location. For additional
information call Fred Brafford at
The Wewahitchka Senior Citi-
zens will be selling barbecue
sandwich dinners on Friday, July
111,' frdm 11:00 a.m. until 1:00
p.m. (CTl) They will deliver to lo-
cal businesses or you may stop
by the Senior Center to pick up
dinners. The dinner will be $3.00,..
and will consist of a large barbe-
cue beef sandwich, chips, pickles
and iced tea.
Please call 639-9910, to place
orders, between 9:00 a.m. and
1:00 p.m. (CT) each day. All pro-
ceeds will be used to renovate the
Senior Center in Wewahitchka.
Ivy Ashelyn Paul
Johnny -and Sherry, Paul, of
Wewahitchka, are proud to an
ounce the birth of their daugh-
ter. Ivy Ashelyn Pauli '
Ashelyn was born on May 31,
at 8:24 a.m. at ColuiAbia Gulf
Coast Medical Center. iShe
weighed 5 lbs., 15.9 oz.,and was
18 1/2 inches long.' :
Ashelyn is the granddaughter
of Debble and Ken Sumner and
Sarah Paul, all of Wewahitchka,
and Brady and Pam Burns of Tif-
ton, Georgia. Great grandparents
are Lonnie and Bessie Nunnery
'and Murrie and Annie Belle
Burns, all of Wewahitchka.
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Too sick to inove? Maybe
that's the problem. Maybe you
don't move enough, and that can
be a problem for folks with chron-
ic conditions such as osteoarthri-
tis, low back pain, and ostepporo-
According to research report-
ed by the American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons, people
with these problems, and many
other chronic conditions, may
find that participating in moder-
ate physical activity is helpful, not
(Of course, always consult
your doctor before starting any
We've known for years that
exercise provides benefits for the
cardiovascular system. But as Dr.'
Nicholas A. DiNubile, clinical
assistant professor in the depart-
ment of orthopaedic surgery,
Hospital of the University of
Pennsylvania, points out, ". we
are just beginning to appreciate
the importance of exercise for the
iDr. DiNubile has a special
-note of caution for those with
arthritis: It's best,to avoid high-
impact aerobic workouts, run-
ning, or competitive sports, such
as singles tennis. or basketball.
Better choices are swimming,
walking, cycling, and stretching.
Good ~news on the cancer
front: Researchers at 'the
University of Texas Medical
Branch at Galveston have devel-
oped a new test that may help sci-
entists prevent some kinds of
cancers. The test involves the
-DNA repair response.
Apparently, errors caused by
inaccuracies in the DNA repair
process is a causal mechanism
for cancer. For example, in a typi-.:
cal day, over a million DNA repair
activities take place in our bodies
When something goes wrong with
the repair process; there's a prob-
ability that cancer-causing cell-
mutations will evolve.
The new test can detect .when'
DNA repair isn't occurring accu-
rately. It can also identify cancer-
, causing agents.
1/2 acre lots on
paved county road,
-- septic-tanks, wells,
natural gas, ready to
move onto. $16,000.
Owner financing with
Call Billy Carrt,
Bethany Amanda-Marie Hall
. ---Caleb Hall is-proud--toi-an--
nounce the birth of his sister, Be-
thany Amanda-Marie Hall. Beth&-
ny was born on June 7, at Bay
Medical Center. She Weighed 7
Ibs., 14 1/4 ounces and was 20
Bethany is the daughter of
Brad and Suzanne Hall of Mexico
Beach and the granddaughter of
William and Sue Wilson and Jim-
my and1 Jeanette Barnhill, all of
Port St. Joe and Frank, and Nor-
ma Hall of Mexico Beach.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1997 PAGE 5A
Don't Let Unsafe Food Preparation Spoil Picnics and Cookouts
Cookouts and picnics are a
frequent and honored tradition of
summer-a time for family and
friends to gather, socialize and
have fun. But hot summer tem-
peratures can also speed the
growth of foodborne bacteria,
which spoils food and can cause
When left unrefrigerated, var-
ious food products can become
contaminated with bacteria. Some
bacteria-undetected by sight,
smell or taste-produce danger-
ous toxins that cause food poi-
soning. Especially at warmer tem-
peratures, they thrive on foods
that are left out. Even if the bac-
teria are later killed by heat or
cold, the toxins can remain to
You can help safeguard your
health by observing these tips:
Keep foods cold (below 40
degrees Fahrenheit) or hot (above
140 degrees 'Fahrenheit). Foods
left out between those tempera-
tures for more than two hours
should be discarded.
w- Keep cooked foods sepa-
rate from raw foods. Cross-conta-
mination of foods could occur if
bacteria-harboring raw food
comes in contact with cooked
foods. Wash hands, utensils, cut-
ting boards and countertops after
preparing or handling raw meats.
Don't interrupt the' cook-
ing process. If you are partially
cooking foods. indoors to finish
cooking on the grill, make sure
the food goes directly from the
oven to the hot grill. Don't. let the
food stand partially cooked for
any period of time. I
Store leftovers, in small,
separate containers and, refriger-
Meat, poultry, fish, oysters
and other, shellfish, and, eggs
should not be eaten raw. These
foods should be maintained in a
refrigerator at a temperature
below 40 degrees Fahrenheit and
cooked thoroughly before eating.
A cooking temperature ,of 160
degrees is advised. When cooking,
use a meat thermometer or follow
V Poultry-Cook it, until the
meat is white and the juices run
clear. Don't eatt i if you see blood
or pink meat.
V Hamburger-Because the
meat is ground and mixed, bacte-
ria is present throughout .the
burger. Don't eat it if there are
,traces of pink in the center or
blood in the juices.
V Steaks-Harmful bacteria
in beef are generally found on the
surface of the steak, not in the
interior like hamburger. But the
meat should be cooked at least
medium, with no trace of red in
GCCC to Offer
There are over .21 million
home-based businesses in the
U.S. Too often, careful planning
and business 'focus are over-
looked when you work at home:.
tax implications, licensing and
zoning requirements, time man-'
agement and marketing your
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege and; the Small Business De-
velopment Center will offer a sem-
inar: on "Home-Based Business
and Technology" on Wednesday,
July 16, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at
the Small' Business Incubator,
2500 Minnesota Avenue, Lynn
A $15.00 registration fee
must be paid at the Incubator at
least one day prior to the semi-
nar. For more information, call
the Small Business Development
Center at (850) 271-1108.
Sales and Marketing
Seminar Is Offered
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege, and .the Bay. County Small
Business Incubator will be offer-,
ing a seminar on "Sales and Mar-,
keting" on Tuesday, July 15. from
1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Small Busi-
ness Incubator., 2500 Minnesota
Avenue, Lynn Haven.
',The seminar will cover cus-
tomer identification, how to reach
the customer via direct mail, tele-
marketing, electronic marketing,
etc., also customer service, public
relations, and paid media elec-
tronics and print. r
Reservations may be made by
paying a. $15.00 registration fee
in advance atthe incubator. For
more information, call 271-1108
or (800) 542-SBDC from outside
:, ^ ? '^.^t*
the center. cent in the center.
V Fish-Cook until it flakes V Eggs-Cook eggs and egg
easily and is no longer translu- dishes thoroughly. Don't even
sample anything containing iaw
eggs such as uncooked dough
and cake batter.
TAFB Receives Two NewF F415
Simulators; Two More Due By,'98
An F-15 Eagle is on final
approach to Tyndall Air Force
Base in Panama City. Flying over
Mexico Beach, the pilot, learning
to fly.the F-15, has an awesome
view-of the coastline to his left
and East Bay to his right. Flying
over tall, lush pine trees, past the
drone runway, he touches down
at Tyndall for his first time-all
without ever leaving the ground.
He just "flew" one of Tyndall's
newest simulators-the only ones,
of their kind in the Air Force.
By January 1998, Tyndall will
be home to four visually integrat-
ed display system simulators.
Two full"mission trainer simula-
tors, which will be converted to
VIDS in October, were installed
"the FMTs are a stepping
stone to VIDS," said Maj. Chris
Monahan; 325th Fighter Wing's
Operations Group special pro-
Jects. "Right now we're at an inter-
mediate stop, but will have the
VIDS up-and-running between
October and January. The FMT
simulators are more efficient and
cost-effective than the old simula-
tors we've been using. They have
a visual display and the ability to
create a more realistic scenario
than before. But the VIDS takes
that even further."
The' VIDS, developed by
McDonnell Douglas Corp., is'
essentially an F-15 cockpit sur-4
rounded by a 360-degree visual
photos let a pilot "fly" in a 'five-
mile radius of Tyndall. Pilots can
also "land" at nearby bases in the
area, Eglin Air Force Base,
Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama;
and Moody Air Force Base,
Georgia. Computer software and
color photos, make the flying real-
istic, right down to bad weather,
nighttime sorties and multiple jet
Four of the advanced trainers
will be significantly more cost-
effective than the current models
used for training, said Lt. Col.
Cary Niehans, 325th OG special
projects chief. '
The four VIDS cost a total of
about $20 million, Monahan said.
Tyndall's old simulators, built in
the 1970s, originally cost more
than $40 million each, and
Tyndall had two of them, One of
the simulators is already gone;
they will be used for testing at.
Armstrong Laboratory, Williams
Air Force Base, Arizona. Monahan.
VIDS will save the 325th
Fighter Wing a minimum of $1.1
million a year in temporary duty
costs and simulator time, and will
eliminate the current need for
325th deployments to simulators
at Luke Air. Force Base, Arizona,
and St. Louis, Monahan said. 1:
"The Air Force and, Air
Education and Training
Command recognized the need for
higher fidelity, next-generation
simulators to train pilots."
Monahan said. "The technology
has been available, but it had
been too expensive, Now, the
technology is cheaper and more.
And more exciting, the VIDS
simulators will eventually enable
Tyndall's pilots to not only fly
against each other, but fly against
pilots at other bases. "We will be
'able to link up with any base in
the world," Monahan said. "We
will be able to get in the cockpit
and link trainers both locally and
"Pilots can "fly" In fingertip
formation with the new, trainer,
giving themselves a realistic feel
of what it's like to have a jet a few
;feet away before trying It in the
air. Pilots will be able to command
targets to fly against them in the
most advanced of training mis-
"The VIDS will be incredible,"
Monahan said. "When a pilot
,comes in for 'a. landing on
.Tyndall's runway, the details will
be very sharp, down to'the rubber
tire marks on the pavement."
"The goal of the new simula-
tors is to train a better fighter
pilot," Niehans said. "The reason-
ing behind this project is to opti-
mize the training time we have
with students. This higher-quality
F-15 training will better prepare
them in the air, and enable ud to
put out a better pilot in the end."
Col. Mark Beesley, 325th OG
Commander, agreed. "I think the
newvest simulator has the poten-
tial to provide a pay-off to us in
that our airborne training will-
become much more efficient and
effective. We're cautious, but we
have real high hopes for this to
work out. "If this pays off for us,,it
has potential to heavily impact
the F-22 training that is coming
to Tyhdall. We could reap big ben-
Foodborne illness symptoms
are much like those of the flu,
which include headache, diar-
rhea,' vomiting, abdominal
cramps and fever. These signs
may not appear until several
hours or even days after eating a
contaminated food. Food poison-
ing can be especially harmful for
children, older adults, pregnant
women and those with chronic ill-
Bring your own containers.
No Sunday sales.
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/ PUBLIC NOTICE
The Gulf County Zoning Committee will meet on July 21,
1997, at 10:00 a.m., E.D.T., in the County Commission
Room to discuss the possibility of zoning in areas such
as HOWARD CREEK. STONE MILL CREEK, WHITE CITY.
OVERSTREET, INDIAN PASS. CAPE SAN BLAST. HIGH-
LAND VIEW, ST. JOE BEACH, LAND'S LANDING, and
all, other unincorporated areas of Gulf County.
The Zoning Committee is expected to develop a recom-
mendation to the Board of County Commissioners to
Zone or Not to Zone.
All interested persons are encouraged to attend and
voice their opinions. Questions concerning the zoning
issue should be directed to the Gulf County
Planning/Building.Department at (850) 229-6111.
S2 -7/1 q anc 7//q and 717
Pa n h an d e's new
area cod e is 850.
Florida is booming, with lots of new residences and busi-
nesses, increasing the demand for fax machines, computer
modems, arin phones.
To accommodate this growth, a new area code will soon take
effect for the Panhandle region. As of June 23, 1997, you may
begin using the new area code, 850, instead of 904 for calls
to and withinn the highlighted area.
If you live in the Panhandle region and your phone number
begins \ith any of the following prefixes, your area code will
Please make a note of this.change and remember that you
may also need to reprogram telecommunications equipment
(PBXs consult your vendor cell phones, speed dialers, fax
n machine, etc.) to make sure your calls reach the residence or
business you want them to reach. Starting March 23, 1998,
dialing area code 850 will become mandatory.
Local numbers and rates will not be affected by the change.
If you have any questions about Area Code 850, please call
us at 1 800 964-7941.
W6' All Herer.
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PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1997
Guidance Clinic's Board of Directors
Discussed Merger With Community
Gary Gaddis and First Mate Stephen Gaddis
Mayor Takes Mayor's Cup With "Bay Bee"
On Sunday July 6, the Mexico
Beach Yacht Club sponsored the
First Annual Mayor's Cup Sailing
Regatta. The course ran almost
10 miles down the coast of Mexico
Beach. There were two categories
in which six sailboats competed.
In the small boat 20 feet and
under category, John Arnold won
sailing an orange Hoble Cat spon-
sored by the Sandman Motel.
In the category of 21 to 25
feet, the ranking were as follows:
first place went to "Bay-Bee",
skippered by Carry Gaddis and
his mate, Stephen Gaddis; second
place went to -Sand Kat". skip-
pered by Doug Stowers and his
crew, Craig Coffield and Jonathan
Pope; and, third place honors.
were awarded to "Following Sea"
with the captain and mate being a
husband and wife team, John and
Under DEP Program
David P.-Forehand has'joined
;the United States Army under the,
Delayed Entry Program at the
U.S. Army Recruiting Station in
Forehand.. a 1993 graduate
S of Wewahitchka High School, will
report to Fort Sill in.Lawton,
SOklahoma for military basic train-
Lng on July 15.
He is the son of Dorris W. and
JoAnn Forehand of Wewahitchka.
"Lagniappe" came in fourth
with another husband and wife
team, Joe and Sylvia Whaley.
Fifth place went to the "Claudine'
Ann" with skipper Jim Emerson
and his mate, Al Mozingo.
Sunday evening the captains
and their crews met at the Fish
House Restaurant for an awards
presentation. Jim Emerson,
President of the Mexico Beach,
Yacht Club, presented each par-
ticipant with a beautiful certifi-
A small golden cup was
awarded to each :captain in honor,
of their placement in the race,*
with a large trophy going to the
first place winner in both cate-
gories. John Mclnnis gave out a
special "skunk medallion'- and
Sflag" award to Jim Emerson.
It was a great day for the par-,
Ucipants. as well as the, many
spectators who lined the beach to
cheer on their favorite boat. The
, officers of the Mexico Beach Yacht
Club would like to announce that
their next race will be held on the
first of September, Labor Day.
This race will be open to anyone
who loves to sail. For more infor-
mation contact John Mclnnis at
... 648-8372. :
The Gulf County Guidance
Clinic, Inc. Board of Directors met
with the community on Tuesday
night to discuss the possibility
and opinions on the advantages
and disadvantages of the local
clinic merging with a much larger
non-profit organization, Life
Management Center of Northwest
The board of 10 Gulf County
residents is actively soliciting
input from the community to dis-
cuss the possible merging issue
due to financial concerns and an
increasingly competitive behav-
ioral health care market.
The local clinic foresees, in
the near future, budgetary issues
due to the decrease inlocal fund-
ing, decrease in grant money and
the changes occurring in insur-
ance and state and federal pro-
grams such as pre-authorization
The Gulf County Guidance
Clinic is the smallest organization
of its kind in the state of'Florida.
Presently, the clinic is affiliated
with Life Management and main-
tains a healthy working -ielation-
ship. Services are sub-contracted
such as staff training. 'emergency
: mental health .services, staff
assistance and a number of bene-
l, lns. : *' ; '
Currently, the trend in men-,
tal health services is larger orga-
nizations providing services for a
large catchment area, generally
several counties and sub-con-
tracting with HMOs. Life
Management of Northwest
Florida, Inc. Is a much larger
Standing from left to right: Doug Stowers, Jim Emerson. Mayor Gaddis. Jo and Sylvia Whal-
ey. Sandy and John Mclnnis. and John Arnold. Sitting from left to right: Craig Coffield, Jona-'
than Pope, and Stephen Gaddis.
organization.providing services to
six surrounding counties and has
a reputable 45 year history.
A merger would equate that
the local decision makers, the
Board of Directors, would be dis-
solved and local control (assets
and management) would be
turned over to the Panama City
agency. It was stipulated that two
Gulf County residents would
reside on their board if the merg-
er did take place.
The Gulf County Guidance
Clinic was established 30 years
ago in 1967 as a private, non-
profit corporation with the goal of
providing counseling and therapy
services to individuals, groups
and/or families experiencing diffi-
culties ranging from minor life
adjustment problems to severe
mental health concerns.
In 1986, Kids Instructional
Day Service (KIDS) was estab-
lished as a subsidiary operated by
the Gulf County Guidance Clinic,
Inc., to provide the community
with quality child care and
preschool options. Approximately
30 employees work for the Gulf
County Guidance Clinic, Inc., and
approximately 500 Gulf County
families currently interact with
the agency for either counseling
or child care services.
The Board of Directors would
appreciate continued input and
ideas from the community in
assisting with merger considera-
tions. The members are Alan
Richardson, Mary Gibson, Doris
Rouse, Jerry Huft, Tim Nelson,
Christine Williams, W.P. Com-
forter, Jan McDonald, Carol
Utzinger and Mary Cias.
Questions and comments can
be voiced directly to a board mem-
ber or you may write to the fol-
lowing address: Gulf County'
Guidance Clinic, Inc. Attention:
Board of Directors, 311 Williams
Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Please make comments prior to
C. A. Cutler
Joins U.S. Army
Christopher A. Cutler has,
Joined the United States Army
under the Delayed Entry Program
at the U.S. Army Recruiting Sta-
tion in Panama City.
The program gives young
men and women the opportunity
to delay enlistment into the Army
for upt to one year before report-
ing to basic military training.
The enlistment gives the new
soldier the option to learn a new
skill, travel and become eligible to
receive 'as much as $30,000 to-
ward a college education.
- Cutler. a 1989 graduate of
,Wewahltchka High School, will
report for military basic training
The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sioners will hold budget meetings on
Monday, July 21, 1997 and Wednesday,
July 23, 1997 at 5:00 p.m., E.D.T., in the
County Commissioners' meeting room at
the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe,
Florida. The purpose of these meetings will
be to begin preparing the proposed budget
for the 1997-98 fiscal year. The public is
encouraged to attend.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
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Dixie Boys In District Tournament
The Port St. Joe Dixie Boys
Baseball League All-Star team
competed in ,the District III
Tournament which began
Saturday, July 5th at Pals Park in
Chipley. They had advanced with
Apalachicola's all stars from the
Southern Sub-District Tourna-
ment hosted by Parker recently,
They were eliminated
Tuesday night following losses to
Apalachicola and Chipley.
Port St. Joe 1, Apalachicola 4
The Port St. Joe team
dropped their first loss in a Game
- #1 match-up with Apalachicola.
Adam Hamm went the distance
on the mound for St. Joe striking
out seven, walking two and
allowed the Franklin County team,
Defensively, only four hits
were picked up by St. Joe. They
were driven through by Hamm,
Koran Peters, Joshua Posey and
Port St. Joe 3, Chipley 10
St. Jce's all stars were again
unable to produce the hits needed
to stay on top against their oppo-
nent Tuesday night, falling to the
home team, Chipley. 10-3.
Five hits were. mustered
against three tough Washington.
County hiurlers. Bryce Thomas
claimed two singles, Peters a dou-
ble, and Hamm and Tony Beck
each dropped one in right field for
Pitching six and two-thirds
innings for St. Joe was Mitch
Owens who posted seven strike-
outs and six walks, while allowing
six hits. Hamm came in to relieve
him in the remainder of the game.
He allowed no hits, while striking
out three and walking one.
With that loss, the Port St.
Joe Dixie Boys League closed the
first season since local organizers
once again began offering the
opportunity for boys, ages 13 and
14, to continue in the Dixie orga-
nization. Growth is expected to
come in the '98 season, possibly
even a need to suit up an addi-
The players, coaches and par-
ents would like to express their
appreciation to the '97 sponsors.
Duren's Piggly Wiggly and
Discount Auto Parts. the Gulf
County Commissioners, the Port
St. Joe City Commissioners, and
to those league officers who sup-
ported the expansion.
Special thanks to James :B.
Roberts, 'Charles Costin and
Dusty May. And, as always, they),
are grateful for the local fans who
turned out to support the teams.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1997 PAGE 7A
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Shirah Given Certif. for Heroism
Gulf County Sheriff Frank McKeithen, is pictured above giv-
ing a Certificate of Appreciation for Heroism to Mrs. Danney E.
Shirah and a family member, Robert McLaney.
McKeithen said he presented the certificate to Mrs. Shirah
for rescuing Lorin McClellan from a blaze at his residence at
:Tupelo and W. River Rd., Wewahitchka. ,
Mrs. Shirah observed a fire at the McClellan residence early,
Monday morning. June 7, while running her paper route. After
calling 911 and reporting the blaze she entered the home and
woke Mr. McClellan. who was asleep on the sofa.
Wewahitchka Volunteer Firemen extinguished the fire and
McClellan was given a clean bill of health by EMS officials at
McKeithen said that had Mrs. Shirah not taken action she
did, chances are that Mr. McClellan could have been seriously
injured or lost his life during the blaze.
We would like to express our
gratitude to the following
and support of the Mexico Beach
One of the largest camps of its
kind in the country isteaminrg
with one of the nation's largest
health organizations to offer a
,camping -experience for children
with cancer, July 20th through
August 2. :.
The American Cancer
Society's R.O.C.K (Reaching Out
to Cancer Kids) Camp with The
Boggy Creek Gang brings together
two giants in a partnership dedi-
cated to providing children with'
cancer the opportunity to forget
Show their illness makes them feel
"different." and allows them to
enjoy being a kid.
This summer, more than 200
American Cancer Society
R.O.C.K. campers, ages seven to
17, will gather at The Boggy Creek,
Gang Camp in Cassia. The 232-
acre camp outside of Orlando
offers the latest medical center,
dining hall, air-conditioned cab-
ins, -arts and crafts center, indoor,
recreation center, boathouse and
docks, horseback riding trails.
and heated pool.
For more Information about
childhood cancer arid the
American Cancer .Society's
R.O.C0 K Camp with The Boggy
Creek Gang,. call the American
Cancer Society' at 1-800-ACS-
S, For more information about'
camp, call The Boggy Creek Gang
Camp at (407) 578-0412.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO 9697-28
The Board cn f County Commissioners of Gulf
County. Florida. will receive sealed bids from any
person company or corporation interested in pro-.
idming to Gll" C-sunr tr th IAlolinrg
Firefighters Coat and Pant.
7.5 ounce Nomex outer Shell.
Specifications can be obtained at the Gulf County
Clerk's Office, 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe,
Florida, 32456, M-F.9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., E.D.T.,
Delivery date must be specified.
Please Indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID;, the BID NUMBER, and what the BID
Bids will be received until 5:00 o'clock. p.m.,
E.D.T., July 22, 1997, at the Office of the Clerk of
Circo"it Court. Gubl County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth
Street Port SL Joe. Florida. 32456.
The Board reserve the right to reflect any and all
BOARD OF COUNTY COTMMISSICNERS
GULF COIUNIT. FLORIDA
/I,,' Nsthvn Peters. Jr
C hal rn.n
/l.' Benrq C Lister
Itc. Ju, 10 1I.97
REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS
Nouce L- hereb1 g'en that proposass will be
iLeceied by the Gulf County' Board of C.:,unt)
SConmmlssloner Ifr he Iollosing proqei.lonal ser-
Ites to, be pi.oided to said Boajd. for arnd on
behalf of Guli C.:unt) Florida.
COURT REPORTING SERVICES
Spectilcauc.n; cr. bhe obtained at the Gulf County
* Chief Admirn.icraor Ofilce. Room 147 1000 5'h
Street Port SL Joe Flonrida. 32456. MLF 8:00 a.rr.
S500 pm. ED T.. 18501229.6111
Pileae Indicate '.nr the eliielupe thoLt th-i is o
SEALED PROPOSAL the BID N1.MBER. and what
u-e PROPOAL s .for Also plea-e submit ioe 15)
coFies- opf prCp .sa.
Bid-, iill be recened unul 5.0 o'clock. p m
E.D.T., July 22. 1997. at th Officefthe Clerk of
Circuit Court, Gulf Counly Courthouse. 100') Fifth
Street, Port St. J..e Finrlda 32456
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COiN-Mi. FLORIDA
13! Na 'a.l Pete,-. Jr.
/s/ 3ennr C Lakter
Clerk of Court
2tc, ,July 10 and 17, 1997.
ANOTHER SERVICE OF THE STAR
4, Have construction or
house repair questions?
Question: The paint is peeling off the front door of my
house after being painted recently. How can
I prevent this from happening again?
Answer: Sand the door with medium sandpaper to
remove loose flaking paint. Wipe with miner-
al spirits and allow to dry well, Paint with a
good quality semi-gloss latex paint, using
two coats, for a nice looking door.
Question: I want to refinish the hardwood floors in my
older house, but I am told that the varnish
will remain sticky if done in damp weather. Is
Answer: The floors could indeed remain sticky if done
in damp weather.
Send your questions to: ASK WADE,
P.O. Box 847, Port St. Joe, FL 32457
were reflected in both the
superb first fireworks display.
Taylor Boat Works
Mr. Joe DiLorenzo
St. Joseph Telecommunications
Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Bloemsma,
Mr. & Mrs. F. Scruggs
Mr. & Mrs, P. Miller
Cathey's Ace Hardware
Newberry Eye Clinic
Mr. James Fallon
Mr. Gary Howren
Mexico Beach Groceries,
Tyndall Federal Credit Union
Mr. W. Krause.
Mr. Chris Matincheck
lr. & Mrs. Gary M. Gibbs
Your generous donations
successful festival and our
,The Fish House
Mexico Beach Marina
Mr. Jas. Edmund Corry
Citizens Federal Savings Bank
The City of Mexico Beach
At Your Service Construction Co.
El Governor Motel
Elizabeth Thompson, Realtor`
Toucan's Gift Shop
Blue Water Inn and Marina.
Sandman and Pelican Motels
Top of the Gulf Restaurant
We want to
I Citizens Committee forth Mexico Beach independence Day Celebration
SMr. & Mrs. Joseph Thiel
Wallace Pump & Supply Co.
People's 1st Community Bank
Mr. James L. Ginter
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Copper
have contributed $250, or more, Patrons more than $100)
thank all the people in the community who supported this
effort and helped make the project a success.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1997
This Week's Area Fishing Report
June 26 July 6
The weather was hot, hot, hot
and the fishing was even hotter.
Locally. the kings are hitting very
For the deal of your life,
JAMES C. "BO".BRAY
2251 W. 23rd St.
PANAMA CITY, FL 32405
good early morning and spotty
during the main part of the day..
Those large spanish we have been
waiting on have arrived and will
hit a minnow or large spoon.
Offshore, fishing is still very
productive, but has slowed down
during the hot part of the day.
The dolphin, kings and wahoo are
biting very good in the deeper wa-
All of the boats that ventured
out early' Saturday morning were
caught in a sudden and very se-
vere storm that brought to every-
body's attention' the need to
check all safety gear on your,
The Star fishing team had an
outstanding trip on the "Never
Enough" with Captain Chuck.
They caught grouper, red snap-
per, dolphin and kings. Captain
Danny on the "Lady J" had a
good catch with some large
groupers. Also, Captain Ron on
the "Big Time" landed a large
Fishing should continue be-
ing good during the next few
weeks, however, hot weather is
here, so be careful of sudden
thunderstorms and carry plenty
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Port St. Joe To
Host District IV
The Port St. Joe Dixie Youth
organization will be hosting this
year's District Four AAA (10 years.
and under) Tournament begin-
ning Saturday, July 12th. The
competition pits seven area teams
from Apalachicola, Bayou George,,
Callaway, Parker, Port St. Joe,
Springfield and Wewahitchka in a"
bid for the district championship
title and a berth in the state play-
offs, beginning on July 28th in
The tournament will kick-off
Saturday on the Tenth. Street
Major League field at 5 p.m. (ET)
when Port St. Joe meets
Apalachicola, followed by a 7 p.m.
(ET) game between Bayou George
and Parker; then a 9 p.m. (ET)
pair-off of Springfield and
The winners of the 5 and 7
p.m. games will pair off Monday
night at 9 p.m., and the losers at
7 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner of
the nightcap will face Callaway at
7 p.m. Monday, while the loser
receives a bye to the Wednesday 7
p.m. game, Play will continue at 7
and 9 p.m. (ET) nightly through
Friday, or possibly Saturday night
of next week.
Port St.. Joe's All Stars
Port St. Joe's team members
are Travis Burge, Garrett
Garland, Sidney Harris, Joshua
Jenkins, Coy Knox, Ashton Larry.
Aaron Little, Bart, Lowry, Chad
Lucas, Justin McCroan, Kenny
McFarland, Daniel Welch and
Zack Williams. They are coached
by Phil McCroan (Mgr.), Travis
Burge and Curtis Little.
Wewahitchka's All Stars
Wewahitchka's team is com-
prised of Kyle Barnes, Kody
Bidwell, Britney Grice, Jacob
Jackson, Random Jackson,
,Trannon Myers. Trinit Myers.i
Steven Peak, Josh Pitts, Jeffrey
Semmes,. Brandodn Skipper,
Brandi Sasser and Will Strange.
They are coached by Charles
Grice (Mgr.), Steve Peak and Tony
Lots of Eats!
A concession stand will be
operating throughout the tourna-
ment, so come out-relax, enjoy a
ball park hot dog or hamburger,
and show your support for these
Gulf Rifle Club
Pistol Matches ,i
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
two pistol matches, a .22 RF
bullseye and a hunter metallic sil-
houette match, on Saturday,
morning, July 12th. Registration
and set-up will start at 8:30 a.m.
and the bullseye match will start
at 9:00 a.m. This match Ais
restricted to .22 RF handguns
and consists of 90 shots fired at
bullseye targets placed 25 yards
from the firing line. The match is
divided into three stages of firing,
slow.fire, timed fire and rapid fire
with 30 shots fired in each stage.
After the compleuon of the
bullseye match the metallic sil-
houette match will be shot. This
match consists of 40 shots 'and
any handgun caliber may be used
that does not damage the metal
targets. The match uses four
groups of'five steel targets placed
at 40 to 100 yards from the firing
All handgun shooters are
invited to participate 'in 'these
matches. Trophies will be award-
ed in both matches. Trap shoot-
ing at the rifle club will continue
during the summer months. The
time of the Sunday trap shoot has
changed to 6:30 p.m. to get' away
from the mid-day heat. Trap
shooting on Thursdays will con-
tinue to be at 6:30 p.m.
For additional information
ab6ut the shooting activities, c'all
of liquids to drink with you.'
Cap. Chuck Guilford
Cap. Danny Tankersley
If one of your youngsters
takes part in a sports pro-
gram at school, here's a tip
from the U.S. Olympic Com-
mittee's Council on sports
medicine: use a mouth guard.
According to the committee's
chairman, Dr. Lawrence Kerr,
also a dentist, mouth guards
can reduce dental injury in
both contact and non-contact
Among the types of
mouth guards recommended
are the custom-fitted latex
mouth guard and the mouth-
formed guard. The former
provides the best fit, reten-
tion, comfort, and ease of
speech. The latter consists of
a firm outer shell combined
with a soft inner material.
Both should be fitted by your
Dental injuries can not
only interfere with the enjoy-
ment of sports participation,
they can also be costly and
sometimes permanently dam-
aging. Having your youngster
fitted with a recommended
mouth guard will give him or
her the protection that is
Prepared as a public service to pro-
mote better dental health. From the
office of FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.,
319 Williams Ave., Phone 227-11.23.
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1997 Pitching Machine Tournament Champs!
Kneeling (1 to r) are: Josey Freeman, Patrick Bailey, Leland Ray, Zack Tarantino, Matthewi
Dodson, Rashawne Thomas and Travis Hopper. Players standing are: Rodney Besore, Justin,
Henderson, Jared Smith, Scott guintana, Warren Floyd and Zeke Stevens. Standing in back are:.
Assistant Coach Joey Tarantino, Manager Chuck Hopper and Assistant Coaches Bill Dodson and!
Pat Floyd. .
"Raw Bar Roundup" .
Produces Three ;
Tourney Records ,
Two days of hard fishing pro-
duced a record 84 pound wahoo,
47 pound gag grouper, and a 21
pound dolphin in the third'
Annual .Raw Bar Roundup
Andy May was the lucky
angler aboard the Ms. Carla that
boated the huge wahoo. That fish,
the largest of the tournament,
along with the 21 pound dolphin
put the Ms. Carla in the first place
overall in the tournament.
Boyd Pickett, a member of the
team "Beardog", bested the huge
47 pound grouper, which won the
Copper Belly award for the largest
grouper in the tournament. That
award was worth $100 in gas
donated by, Pic's Food Store. The
grouper and a 20 pound king put
team "Beardog" in second place
Stoney Peacock captured
third, place with a 63 pound
wahoo and a six pound dolphin. A
total of $2,000 was raised for the
South Gulf County Fire
Department by sponsors, anglers
and volunteers to buy needed
equipment for their facility.
Price Error in
Page nine of the 1997-98
Florida Hunting Handbook con-
tains a typographical error con-
cerning the price of a lifetime
The handbook erroneously
lists the price of the lifetime li-
cense for persons 13-63 as
$101.50. The correct price of this
license Is $1,001.50. This error is
In the Hunting Handbook only.
The price listed in the Freshwater
Fishing Guide is correct.
The Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission regrets
this error and any inconvenience
it may cause to license buyers.
tax collectors, and their suba-
Wewa S&R Meets
S Wewahitchka Search and
Rescue members will meet. the
third Tuesday of every month at
6:00 p.m., CT, at the Community'
Building in Wewa. ,
The next scheduled meeting
will be July 15th. For more infor-
mation Call 639-4161 (after 6
p.m., CT). 639-2182 or,639-3373.
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Ernest Lloyd Hendricks (Lt.
Col., United States Air Force, Re-
tired), 80, of Mexico Beach, died
Monday, July 7. He was born in
Following an active duty mili-
tary career of 30 years, Ernie
taught Computer Science in col-
leges in Nebraska and North Flor-
ida, Upon his second retirement,
he became a full time volunteer.
He worked many years at Tyndall
AFB as a Red Cross volunteer in
the Microbiology Lab and at the
Retiree Affairs Office; served as
the President of the St. Joe AARP
Chapter; and was, involved with
the AARP Tax Aide Program both
in Florida and at the national lev-
Ernie was active in the Port
St. Joe Presbyterian Church as a
ruling elder and teacher of the
Adult Sunday School Class. He
was active in the Presbyterian
Older Adult Ministry of Florida
and served on national commit-,
tees of POAM. Ernie belonged to
both the American Rose Society
and the American Camellia Socie-
ty. One of his greatest joys was
growing and! giving away hun-
dreds of roses to local hospitals,
parties, and wedding celebra-
tions. Ernie was also an enthu-
siastic supporter of the FSU Sem-
inoles, with membership in the
Panama City Seminole Boosters
He is survived by his wife of
55 years, Mary, and their three
children: Mary Dee Hendricks of,
.ULittle Rock, Arkansas; Patricia
Hendricks of Tallahassee; and
son David Hendricks and his
wife, Elizabeth and their three
sons, Timothy. Johnathan, and
Stephen of Arapahoe, Nebraska,
He was predeceased by a son,,
Douglas Lloyd. Ernie is also sur-
vived by two sisters, Pearl of Cov-
ert, Michigan and Mary of Crof-
ton, Maryland;) and one brother,
'Tom, of South-Haven, Michigan.
Cremation is scheduled. A
memorial service will be held at
the Port St. Joe Presbyterian
Church at 10:30 a.m., E.D.T., on
Friday, July 11. Interment will be
at Fort Barrancas National Ceme-
tery in Pensacola.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Hospice of North-
west Florida, Panama City.
All services are under the di-
rection of Comforter Funeral
Nora Frances Goodwin Bat-
, son, 89, of Wewahltchka, died
Monday. July 7. at her residence
in Dalkelth. She had resided in
Dalkelth since 1959, moving
there from Port St. Joe where she
had lived after leaving Taylor,
Georgia and. Samson, Alabama.
She was a member of G ad Tid-
ings Assembly of God Church in
She is survived by her hus-
band of 70 years, Walter C, Bat-
son of Wewahitchka: one daugh-
ter, Myra Terry and husband
Delano of Panama City, two sons,
Billie Batson and wife Janet of
Fountain and Bobby Batson of'
Bascom; one daughter-in-law,
Sandra Batson of Altha; one
brother Lonzo Goodwin and wife
Dolly of Pensacola; six grandchil-
dren, Rick Batson and wife Bar-
bara of Jacksonville, Phyllis Bo-
shae and husband George of
Lincoln, Nebraska, Ronnie Bat-
son and wife Alish of New Or-
leans, Louisiana, Myra Strickland
of Panama City, Amanda Batson
of Perry, and Stephanie Batsonr of
Altha; and eight great grandchil-
dren. Nora was preceded in death
by her sister, Carrie Goodwin;
one son, Donnie Batson; and one'
grandson, Keith Batson.
The funeral service was held
at the Glad Tidings Assembly of
God Church at 1:30 p.m., C.D.T.,
Wednesday, July 9, conducted by
the Rev. Neal Miller. Interment
followed in the family plot in Rob-
erts Cemetery in Honeyville.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home Wewahitchka Branch
Louise B. Ogle
Louise B. Ogle, 86, a former
resident of White City, passed
away Sunday, July 6, in Morril-
ton, Arkansas. She was a long
time resident of Port St. Joe,
White City, and Quincy, and has
lived in Morrilton for the past
three years. She was a member of
White City Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, James Otis Ogle,
and daughter Dorothy Eloise
Harper. Survivors include a son,
James H. Ogle of Morrilton, AR; a
son-in-law, Bill Harper; her
grandchildren, Glenn Harper of
Revena, NY; Pat Trigg of Bethle-
hem, AR; Shelia Tison of Panama
City; Karl Summers of White City;
Janice Ogle of Arkansas; and
Harold Wayne Ogle of Morrilton,
AR; and fifteen great grandchil-
The funeral service was held
at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 8, at
White City Baptist Church, con-
ducted by the Rev. Nick Davis. In-
terment followed in Hillcrest Ce-
metery In Quincy, .
All services were under the
direction' of Comforter Funeral
Rev. Zedoc Baxter
Funeral services for the late
Rev. Zedoc Baxter,' 63, who died
* unexpectedly on Friday, June 27,
at St. Francis Hospital in Colum-
bus, Georgia, were held at 3:00
on Monday, June 30, at Mt. Her-
mon United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Jake Brown, Rev. Lamar
:Brown, and Rev. Jabe Fincher of-
ficiated. Burial was held in the
Rev. Baxter was a native of
Millry, AL and had served in the
ministry for 41 years. He had re-
tired and he and his wife, the for-
mer Frances Thomas of Mt. Her-
mon, had moved to the Mt.
Hermon community from his last
appointment in Port St. 'Joe. He
was active in every community
where he had pastored, getting
involved with local fire and police
departments and helping every-
one he could. He and other mem-
bers of his family had gone to Co-
lumbus, Georgia to attend a
family reunion when his death
In Port St. Joe, Rev. Baxter
was named- Gitizen- of--the. Year"
In 1996 for his civic involvement.
He spent countless hours cooking
chicken for the high school ath-
letic department, retirement din-
ners. Apalachicola Northern Rail-
road, and for many other
-He also served on the
C.A.R.E. board in Panama City
Serving as treasurer chairman
and building chairman fori their
new facility. He served as chair-
man of the Preachers Credit Un-
ion for the local conference.
Rev. Baxter was associated
with the Red Cross as chairman
of the blood drives. He was on the
board of the American Cancer So-
ciety, the March of Dimes, and
virtually any care-giving activity
which needed his expertise. He
also served as president of the Kl-
He locally served nine yeats
at. the First United Methodist
Church of Port St. Joe coming
here from Livingston, Alabama.
He also served in the United
States Navy for four years.
Survivors include his wife,
Frances T. Baxter of Mt. Hermon;
three daughters. Karen Barron of
Mobile, AL. Beth Rider of Bay
Minette. AL. and Charlene Foley
of Excel, AL; two sons, Jerrel
Baxter of Birmingham, AL and
Karl Baxter of Dothan, AL; a step-
mother, Mary Baxter of Millry; a
step-sister, Myrtice Hadley of
Millry; and nine grandchildren.
The pallbearers were Rev.
James Belcher, Rev. Walter Elll-
U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture surplus commodities will be
distributed to eligible area resi,
dents on July 15th and 17th. The.
foods will be distributed at the old
senior citizen's building in Port
St. Joe and the Senior Citizen's
Building in Wewahitchka.
The distribution in Port St.
Joe will be on Tuesday, July I5th.
from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m., ET. and
the distribution in Wewahitchka
will be on Thursday, July 17th,
from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.,.
Recipients must have a cur-
rent commodity card to receive
their commodities. There will be
The Port St. Joe High School
class of 1972 will hold Its 25 vear',,
reunion on Saturday. July 19. N6-)
invitations have been sent. but
anyone who was a part of this
class is asked to come and join
them and celebrate this mile-
On Saturday. July 19. begin-
ning at 10:00 a.m. they will have
a cookout and swim, beachside.
at 34th Street at Mexico Beach.
Steve Atchison and Lawrence'-,
Bowen invite you to bring the
family for lunch.
At 7:00 p.m.. there will be a
barbecue dinner at the Centenni-
al Building. The cost is $12.00
per person. Please pay in advance,
to Paula Boyett Boone, 235 Ward
St., Port St. Joe 32456 or Roger
Thomas, 206 10th Street, Port SL
Joe 32456. Bring your favorite
music and memories!
If you cannot attend, they
would still love to hear from you.
They are creating a directory, so
call or write and give them your
current phone number and ad-
son, Rev. William E. Calhoun,
Rev. Edwin R. Sells. Rev. Oliver
Scott, Rev. Clifford Abbott, Rev.
John Carmichael and Rev. Wilbur
Honorary pallbearers were all
United Methodist ministers.
no registration at the distribution
Anyone who has questions
concerning their eligibility. or
would like to sign up should! call
229-9112, 639-5068, or come by
the commodity office in the bulf
County Courthouse prior to these
dates. Wewahitchka residents
may come to the Old Courthouse
on Wednesday. July 16th from
12:30 to 4:30 p.m., CT, to certify
Any household whose g oss
Income is not in excess of the
state-established maximum: per-
centage of the poverty line for the
appropriate household size or
dress (include your E-mail ad-
For further information, calll
Terry Chason Duke at (850) 785-
4520 or Paula Boyett Boone at
(850) 647-5031. Go Sharks! 1.
Black Bear Hit
On Highway 71
According to Florida Game
and Fresh Water Fish Commis-
sion Colonel Scott Hoffman.: on
Thursday, July 3. at approxi-
mately 9:30 a.m., a Department
of Corrections van hit an adult
black bear. The accident occurred
one mile north of Doc Whitfileld
Road on Highway 71. It was re-
ported that the bear sustained In-
juries from the crash but after an
extensive search of the accident
scene, officials could not find! the
The severity of the injuries
the bear sustained are still not
Note of Thanks
Thank you for all of your
prayers. love and cards that were
sent when I needed you the most.
You are here in spirit and I appre-
ciate all of your support.
who can prove its eligibility for
food stamps, Aid to Families with
Dependent Children (AFDC),
Supplemental Security 'Income
(SSI), or Medicaid is eligible to
receive the USDA foods.,
Documents accepted as proof
of eligibility include proof of eligi-
bility in the.above programs. As
an alternative to providing such
documents, a household may,
simply complete an application
giving total household income.
Rules for acceptance and par-
ticipation in the program are the
same for everyone without regard
to race, color, national origin, age,
sex or handicap.
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Fourth of July
. Scenes from Around the Area
Fireworks Were Universal
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1997 PAGE 3B
,2nd Annual Wewa Basketball State Cracks Down
The second annual Wewa-
hitchka High School Basketball
Camp can be called a success.
The purpose of the camp was to
train and prepare participants for
the game of life. The program
consist of training athletic skills
through an academic environ-
ment and helped;participants un-
derstand that to be successful in
life, they must prepare academic
They had an opportunity to
acknowledge video tapes of suc-
cessful Americans in their areas
of expertise.. They also had an op-
portunity to attend a camp ban-
quet that consisted of the follow-
ing speakers: HIllary Allen,
women's basketball coach, Chipo-
la Junior College; State Represen-
tative Jamie Westbrook of Marl-
anna; Dr. David B. Langston,
Director of the Educationai Op-
portunity Center, Central Florida
Community College In Ocala; and
Marty Russ, assistant basketball
coach at Wewahitchka High
The title of the banquet was
"Preparation Is A Key To Suc-
cess." Participants and their par-
ents attended the banquet along
with County Commissioner Billy
Traylor and School. Superinten-
dent Jerry Kelley.
The director of the program
was. Coach Marty Russ. Coach
Russ would like to continue 'the
program each summer and would
like to encourage more participa-
tion from the community and the
parents of 'the participants. "I
would love to build a tradition,
here at Wewahitchka High School
where our kids are prepared to
succeed in life," said Coach Russ.
The last day of the camp is
July. 10. There will be a final
game tonight at 6:30 p.m., (CT) in
WHS gym, with Wewa playing
against St. Joe. All boys, ages 10-
12 are invited to attend.
On School Attendance
House Bill 1309 Became Effective On July 1
Summer Basketball Participants Enjoying Banquet Dinner'
Prepare Site To Plant
Wild Flower Plots
by Elizabeth Queenan
After you prepare your, wild-
flower site, you are ready to sow
seeds or set out plants. Your soil
should be loose enough that your
feet sink a little, about one-half
inch, when you walk on it.
If the soil is too loose, tamp it
down or walk on it to firm it down.
If you need to add soil, try to get
some that is as weed-free as pos-
sible. ."Lake bottom" soil or a
steam sterilized soil is good.
If you are transplanting wild-
flowers, use, a trowel to dig a hole
a little larger thdn the pot the
plant is in. Gently tap the sides of
the container to loosen the soil,
and slip the plant out of the con-
tainer and into the waiting hole.'
Fill in with soil around the
plant's roots and to the top of the
root ball. Firm the soil by tamping
it down. Thoroughly water the soil
around the plants when you have
For seeds, you can-hand sow
or use a hand-held seeder for
small areas, or a large push-type
spreader for larger areas. Seeding
rate varies, but a good rule of:
thumb is one ounce to 250 square
feet, or one pound per 4,000'
To make sowing easier and to'
spread seed more evenly, mix
sand, sawdust, cornmeal or,
another inert compound with the
seeds. Many mixtures of wildflow-
ers are already packaged with an
inert ingredient, so check the
After spreading your seed,
lightly rake it into the soil, but hot,
more than one-eighth to one-half
inch deep. The seed must touch
the soil in order to germinate
properly, but it can't be buried too
Water the area thoroughly ,
and keep it moist, but not too wet.
Too much water at first may.
cause a crust to form on the soil,
and seeds may have a hard time
breaking through it. Avoid fertiliz-
er until the plants are well estab-
School attendance received a
great deal of attention from the
1997 legislative session. The
intention of House Bill 1309 was
to send a message to all con-
cerned about the importance of
While there are still some
gray areas that only can be
resolved at the local level, the fol-
lowring is a synopsis' of the law
which became effective July 1,
*Identification of parent or
legal guardian responsible for
-Requires that a student who
Is continually sick and repeatedly
absent from school be under the
supervision of a physician in
order to receive an excused
absence. The local board will set
limits on excused absences and
Requires students between
the ages of 16 and 18 to attend
school regularly unless a formal
Intent to withdraw from school is
filed and signed by the student.
*Defines a habitual truant
student as one who has 15 unex-
cused absences within 90 calen-
*Learnfare Program requires
schools to report to the
DepIartment of Children and
Family Services parent/guardian
conferences concerning atten-
*Principals must report habit-
ually truant students to the
school board. The superintendent
is required to report those stu-
dents to the Department of
Highway Safety and Motor
Vehicles. Procedures for withhold-
ing issuance of or suspension of
drivers' licenses of students who
fail to attend school will be
*The court may impose sanc-
tions on parents who fail to send
a child to school by one or more of
the following: attend parent train-
ing classes; attend school with
the child, perform community,
service at the child's school or
participate in counseling.
*The court may order a, child,
to make up all work and MAY
impose a civil penalty of up to
$2.00.a day for each day missed;
order the child to perform up to
25 hours of community service at
the schools; or participate in
*Students may NOT exempt
from exams based on attendance.
When school starts, parents
and students will need to careful-
ly read 1997-98 student hand-
.books in order to be. accurately
informed about new attendance
policies. Don't try to second guess
new information, be sure. It may
save you a lot of time and frustra-
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JUNE 10, 1997
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,, Billy E. Traylor, and Warren J.
Yeager; Jr. Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland, Clerk Bennyj
C. Lister. Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
S Birmingham. Deputy Clerk Tonan
'. McLemore. Chief Administrator Don Butler
'..(entered at 5:16 p.m.), Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wlbberg Building
Inspector Richard Combs,'. Maintenance
Superintendent Joe Bearden; Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford-,: South Gulf County
S'E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffin, Veterans'
ServiceP .Officer/S.H.I.P. Administrator Bo
Williams, and Sheriffs'Department Captain,
Joe Nugent. Also present were the following
representatives from the City of
WewaIhtchka: Mayor Ray Dickens,
Commissioner Phillip Gaskin, and City
Manager Don Minchew.
The, meeting came to order at 5:06
ANIMAL CONTROL-Upon discus-
sion that the majority of the dogs picked up
by the County are within the city limits of
Wewahitchka, City Manager Don Minchew
reported that their dog pound, has been
repaired and can be used as a "holding" pen
by the County for dogs picked up In North
Gulf County. The Board stated that this
would solve the problem with the County
,animal control officer being required to
make several trips back .and forth. Upon
inquiry by Commissioner Stanley about
funding for a County-wide facility, City
Commissioner Gaskin stated that he feels if
the City contributes funding for this, It
would be double taxation for the property
taxpayers inside the City limits. Mayor
Dickens stated' that the City of
Wewahitchka wants to be treated fairly, and
they will keep up their dog pound for the
WATER SYSTEM INDUSTRIAL
PARK-Upon discussion that the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection
has approved the placement of water lines
from the City of Wewahitchka to the pro-
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F i'i '"?4 7 i, T C 4
posed Industrial Park on Highway 71, the
Board requested that Attorney McFarland
and Chief Administrator Butler meet with
the City of Wewahitchka to work out an
agreement regarding wholesale water rates
for the Industrial Park. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Stanley, City Commissioner
Gaskin reported that this extension to their
system will not cause water pressure prob-
FIRE DEPARTMENT BUDGET -
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA-Upor. discus-
sion by the Cit of Wewah-,,tchka regarding
the need for additional funding for their fire
department, Commiss.oner Knox discussed
that the Beachesrire Department budget is
approximately $17.000 01 ) Ciry of
Wewahitchka's budget is approximately
$30,600.Q00), and they have a larger service
area than the City. City Commissioner
Gaskin stated th. t the\ know their budget
is high, and they, will be checking on the
expenses .in their budget session.
Commissioner 'icaer discussed that the
County gives $4.000.00 ro] heU-c Cir o1 P'n :
-,St. Joe and. oer $11.00u0 to the Citr) of
Wewahitehka. :id srated that ih Co unr
may be able t, upgrade the Dalkeirlh Fire<.
Department so the. can ofl'',r more assl-, ,
tance for the CirN Upon discussion b%
Chairman Peters. about implemcntatiou of
franchise fees to uf.set the costs of the lire
department, City Man.ager MNinchea stated
that the City of We"ewahitchkka already has
franchise :fees to help with this e\perse.
- Upon inquiry b:i Commissioner Stanley
about discussing the franchise lee topic.
County Attorney FiMcFarla-,d stated that ii Is
in reference to fire deparitrr.nt budget.'
There being no further business, the.
*meeting did then adjourn at 5:50 p.m.,
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
BENNY C. LISTER
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The First Baptist Church in
Mexico Beach, located at 823 N.
15th Street, invites children age
four years to grade six to join "The
July 14th 18th
The Philadelphia Primitive
Baptist Church family will be in
revival during the week of July 14
through July 18. Services will be
gin every night at 7:00 p.m. (ET).
The Rev. J. Arrington of Tho-
masville, Georgia will be.the evan-
gelist, and local choirs will render
the song services.
The members and Pastor Jes-
sie Hawkins extend an invitation
to the community to come and be
revived through the dynamic
messages that will be. delivered.
The church is located at 261 Ave-.
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
Speakers include Elder
James Bighem, Prophet Philip
Martin, and Pastors Kenneth and
Carmen Dennis. The hosts for the
event will be Bishop and Pastor
A $10 luncheon ticket may be
purchased by contacting Debbie,
Ward at 229-8137.
New Covenant Church' is lo-
cated at 252 Avenue E in Port St.
Joe. Their phone number is (850)
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Youth To Hold Car
Wash & Bake Sale
Thompson Temple First Born
Church Youth Department will be
having a car wash and bake sale
on Saturday, July 12, at 8:00
a.m. until 1:00.p.m., at the First
Union Bank parking lot.
All proceeds will go towards a
trip to Busch Gardens. The price
of the car wash is $3.00 or your
Gulf Co. Genealogy
The Gulf County Genealogy
Society holds meetings every sec-
ond Saturday of each month,
from 10:00 a.m. until noon (east-
ern time) at the Gulf County
Library. The next scheduled meet-
ing will be held on July 12th. All
members arid interested individu-
als are encouraged to attend.
Board of Directors
Meeting July 15th
The Board of Directors of the
Gulf County Guidance Clinic,
Inc., will hold its regularly sched-
uled meeting on Tuesday, July
15, at 12:00 noon (ET). The meet-
ing will be held at the Gulf
County Guidance Clinic, Inc.,
Wellness Center in Port St. Joe.
Card of Thanks
We would like to -express our
most sincere appreciation for the
warmth and kindness shown to
us during the recent loss of our
loved one. The many calls, cards,
visits, flowers and other acts of
compassion meant a great deal to
all of us.
The family of Mable Graddy
Violet, J. Frank, and Ann
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Moig Worship.... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship ...........6:00 p.m..
Evening Worship ..........7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Jesse Evans Wednesday ...........7:30 p.m.
PASTQR Choir Director, Robert E. Downs, Jr.
for a rip-roaring adventure. Each
day includes an exciting worship
rally where they will celebrate the
good news of Jesus Christ! Each
day will be packed full of fun
Bible-learning activities, great vit-
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Vacation Bible School
At M.B. First Baptist
to apply themselves to
I good deeds, so as to help
Oliver F. Taylor cases of urgent need,
Visitation Minister, First and not be unfruitful.
United Methodist Church The church is more than
a mutual admiration society. There are things
for the church to do. Sometimes we feed the
hungry, and sometimes we provide clothing.
We can't solve everyone's problems, but we can
do something. .
A, couple of years ago on a cold day, I bought
some new shoes and socks for a man who was
passing through Port St. Joe. His old shoes and
socks were worn out, and needed replacing.
Three months ago, he stopped by and
thanked me for the help. He was doing better in
life and felt good about himself. He came to the
church, and I responded. The church in action
responds to urgent need.
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.
I have been married for four
years and have two young children.
The children and I love their father
very much but he is never around.
He spends all his time at work. I
have become extremely frustrated
When I confront him about the
lack of time he spends with us, he
makes all kinds of excuses and
promises but never follows through.
Is my husband what they call a
"workaholic?" I have heard that
workaholics stay at work because
their home lives are "unsatisfying."
How can I get him involved in our
Dear Family: ;: '-, :"- z
""Workaholismi," as it's labeled
by popular media, is all too common
in this country. There is no clear
psychological syndrome that
explains, why some seem to be
"addicted to work." Some simply
'have demanding jobs that require,
more than 40 hours per week.
However, many men and
women become over-involved In
work and place much of the demand
on themselves. In these cases, there
appear to be several common rea-
One explanation is that people
tend to identify themselves arid
obtain their self-esteem by what,
how welll. and how much they do for
a living. This is deeply seated in
western culture. In fact, many of the
most common European surnames
come from occupations: smith
(blacksmith, silversmith, etc.), car-
penter, forerian, dean, butler, etc.
Additionally, some people are
task-oriented, goal-directed, and
need tangible results from their
efforts to feel any sense of self-
worth. Relationships, although very
important to them, do not produce
these objective, measurable and .
immediate results. This makes it
extremely difficult to receive self-'
edifying results from family time.
It is certainly possible that your
husband buries himself in his work,
to avoid a troubled or "unsatisfying"
home life. but not necessarily. Work
carries a major role in most of our
lives as the means to meet our basic
survival and improve our quality of
life. The importance of work many
times takes priority for this reason.,
It is not difficult for a demanding job
to takemore and more of person's
time, attention and energy.
Your husband probably needs
to evaluate periodically how neces-
sary it is to spend so much time at
work. He may find that, no matter
how much or how hard he works,
the job will never be completed. '
Secondly, work, family, church,
social activities and personal time
will always fight for his time and
attention. He would do' well to
establish some priorities and learn
to balance his time between them.
His self-identification as a husband
and father may need to take on a
different meaning for him, but these
are things he will have to do on his
You can lielp by looking for
. times that he interacts with you and
the children and positively reinforce
these Interactions. Praise him for
his 'efforts and point out his impor-
tance. You may wish to talk to him
about your need for his involvement
in his family in his terms.
For example, he should know
how important his interactions with
you and the children are and specif-
ically how his presence positively
affects you and the children.
Avoid presenting the problem in
negative terms. It would probably
not be productive to point out how
his absence negatively affects you.
Also, avoid confronting him about
his work in negative terms. He will
likely be very defensive and resis-
Ask him how you and the kids
can help .free up his' time. Your
involvement and interest can help
you understand his work and keep
family and work from becoming -
Should you have additional
questions or if we can help in any
way, contact us at 227-1145.
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
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NAVE YOU EVER NOTICED how we have such a
habit of saying "they" did such and so? In the Scripture above it
says "they" crucified Jesus. Sometimes we will hear someone
say something like: "I would go to church, but they are always
asking for money.";
Who are "they?" '
If ,you had been living during the time "they" crucified
Jesus, would you have been in the crowd that was watching and
urging them on? Before you answer that, give it a little thought.
Here is a man that claims to be the Son of God, and all the
religious leaders were at his throat. Very few people believed in
Jesus, though He had performed any number of miracles, even
to raising the dead.
But most everyone knew that Jesus was born to a local
family, and many had known him as a child. How then could he
be the Son of God? A nyhovw. the priests and all the Jewish
religious leaders had branded him an enemy of their religion.
One mystery of the ages is why Jewish rabbis didn't
recognize this fulfillment of their own Scriptural prophecy? In
the Old Testament writings the birth, ministry and sacrifice of ;
Jesus was told in great detail, over seven hundred years before
He was born. (Isaiah Chapters 7, 9, 48, 53 through 55, etc.)
The human species likes roughness and bloodshed as
long as it is someone else's blood. All through history, people
have gloried in such. E en today people will gather to watch a
fight, whether it be a dog-fight or a man-fight. Brutal prize
fights attract thousands. The great majority of people seem to be
attracted to violence. The most popular TV-movies thrive on it.
I'm very much afraid that had you and I been around when
"they" crucified Jesus, we might very well have been in the
crowd watching, and maybe even shouting encouragement to
those who did the crucifying. Who crucified Jesus? Sinful
humanity crucified Him. We are part of humanity. Our sins
crucified Jesus. Much of humanity is still crucifying (rejecting)
Him. Humanity is by its nature sinful and a rejector of
righteousness. Thanks be to Jesus, We have a remedy.
"Whosoever believes in Jesus is born of God." I John 5:1. And
"Whosoever is born of God does not sin." I John 3:9.
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THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
First United Metwodist Church
111 North 22nd Street
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church....................9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ......................10:15 a.m. CT
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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
In Titus 3:14 we find,
"And let our people learn
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1997
" More Minutes-from Page 3B
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JUNE 10, 1997
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox, John
Stanley, Jr., Billy E. Traylor, and Warren J.
Yeager, Jr. Others present, were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland, Clerk Benny
C. Lister, Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore, Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
Building Inspector Richard Combs,
Emergency Managemerit/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, County Engineer Bill
Kennedy, Maintenance Superintendent Joe
Bearden, Mosquito Control Director Paul
Wood, Road Superintendent Bob Lester,
Solid Waste Director Joe Danford, South
Gulf County E.M.S. Director Shane
McGuffin, Veterans' Service Officer/S.H.I.P.
Administrator Bo Williams, County. Judge
Robert Moore, Sheriff Frank McKeithen,
and Sheriffs Department Captain Joe
The meeting came to order at. 6:05
Mr. Willie Ramsey opened the meeting
with prayer, and Mr. Joseph Peters led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
' ACT/SHERIFF/CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE-Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Knox, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved for
the 1997 Federal .Anti-Drug Abuse Act
grant funds to be'divided equally between
the Gulf County Sheriff's Department and
the Port St. Joe Police Department
TAL CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion
by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the Consent
Agenda and the Supplemental Consent
Agenda, as follows:
-May 27, 1997 Workshop
-May 27, 1997 Regular Meeting
2) Budget Amendment
-Solid, Waste/Road & Bridge/Work
Crews (Correction to 5/27/97):
Solid Waste Department:
County Road & Bridge:
Maintenance of Equipment $26,418.00
County Work Crews:
-Bay Medical Center Health Care
Responsibility Act (Cumbie #97043-
00270 $3.369.36 / Hoover #97055-
00u3a S 4 30 / Jones #96249-
00042 $561.56 to be paid from
-Agency for Health Care
Administration Medicaid (Marqh.'
1997 $7,165.23 / April, 1997'* "'
$9,206.34 wtoe be paid from Welfare:
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGENDA:
1) Minutes Correction
-May 6, 1997 Special Meeting
2) Court Order
-Payment to Attorney Timothy
McFarland (Addison #96-117 *
$651.00 to be paid from Public
Defender: Conflict Case Prof. Serv.)
/3) Inventory -
-Mosquito Control Department (Junk
*#70-104, 70-114, 70-220, 70-221,
70-357, 70-375, 70-380, 70-413, 47
-County Attorney Timothy McFarland
(May,1997 $1,980.00 to be paid
from County Attorney: Prof. Scrv. -
-County Engineer Preble-Rish, Inc. -
Industrial Park (#60883 $16,000.00
to be paid from BCC: Prof., Serv. -
RECEIVE BIDS SALE OF CHAS-
SIS / SOUTH GULF COUNTY E.M.S.
(BID #9697-22)--Pursuant to advertise-
ment to receive sealed bids (#9697-22) for
the sale of the old South Gulf County
E.M.S. chassis, the following bids were
received: Kirk's Ice, $4,186.50; Hughey
Williams, $2,008.00; Mallard Griner,
$1,725.00; Kenneth McKay. $2.838 00-
Tom Mangum, $1,299.00;. R,:,~ Harper,
$1,842.00; G.W. Company, $5,267.00.
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager,
second by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board awarded the bid
to G.W. Company, in the amount of.
PUBLIC HEARING PRETRIAL
RELEASE ORDINANCE-Pursuant to
. advertisement, to hold. public hearings to
consider adoption of an ordinance relating
to pretrial release of prisoners, Attorney
McFarland read the proposed ordinance.
and. called for public comment. There being.
no comment, County Judge Moore reported
that he attended the meeting to answer any
questions relating to the ordinance. Upon
inquiry by Commissioner Knox, Judge
Moore stated that he would recommend
using the funds that this program will gen-
erate for a Youth/Juvenile Coordinating
Program because the Gulf County Juvenile
'Justice Council acts only as an advisory
committee and does not actually administer
programs for the youth. He also stated that
the ordinance should be adopted regardless
of how the funds are used. Chairman Peters
discussed the possibility of holding a work-
shop to discuss use of the funds from the
pretrial release program. The second and
final hearing will be held on July 8, 1997 at
6:05 p.m., E.D.T.
CABLE TELEVISION RATES-
Dennis Weaver appeared before the Board
to discuss that the cable company for Cape
San Bias is proposing a 60% rate increase
at the end of June, and he stated that
Telecommunications Act of 1996 places
control of cable television rates with the
local jurisdiction, instead of the Federal
Government. He presented an information
package to Attorney McFarland, and the
Board requested that he and Chief
Administrator Butler bring a recommenda-
tion back to them.
ENTERPRISE FLORIDA GRANT -
AIRPARK-Dennis Weaver reported that
he had contacted Enterprise Florida regard-
ing the grant for pavement of the runway,
lighting and drainage for the airport, and
they are waiting for the application from the
County. He also stated that Bob Clark
(Slender You International) will be in town
on Thursday or Friday. Chief Administrator
Butler reported that Administrator Wells is
preparing the cover letter for the grant
application, and It will be submitted as
soon as possible. Upon inquiry about the
consultant bids for the feasibility study,
Chief Administrator Butler stated that he
will have a report later in the meeting.
BRYANT'S LANDING-George Boyer
appeared before the Board regarding a pro-
posal from the property owners of Bryant's
Landing, through which they would give the
property at the landing to the County. Upon
inquiry, Mr. Boyer stated that all costs
involved in the proposal would be paid by
the County (construction of fence, land-use
change, etc.). Chief Administrator Butler
and Attorney McFarland discussed prob-
lems with the zoning change, due to the
property being in a flood zone.
Commissioner Traylor discussed other
problems involved (no parking, ramp
upkeep, liability, etc.), and stated that he
does not support this project.
Commissioner Stanley discussed redesign-
ing the ramp to allow for parking, and upon
inquiry about liability insurance, Attorney
McFarland reported that it could be covered
under the County's General Liability policy
(but claims will make the rates go. up).
Chairman Peters reported that he will
schedule a workshop to discuss this issue,
and Commissioner Traylor requested that
each Commissioner go look at this proper-
E.M.S. MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT
/ FRANKLIN COUNTY-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to execute a mutual
aid agreement with Franklin County for
assistance with ambulance services when
ROAD DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE /
PAYROLL-Road Superintendent Lester
reported that Randy Sasser moved up to the
Step B Laborer position, effective June 4,
1997 (changed from $6.67 to $7.09 per
AUCTION EQUIPMENT OPERA-
TOR / ROAD DEPARTMENT EMPLOY-
EES-Upon inquiry by Commissioner,
Stanley, Louie Flowers reported that he did
not ask Bill Nunnery to work at the auction.
Commissioner Traylor reported that he was
misinformed at the last meeting about Mr.
Flowers asking Mr. Nunnery to work, Mr.
Nunnery had actually made the statement
that he would not work even if he were
,asked. Upon discussion about seniority.
within the Department,- Commissioner
Traylor reported that Randy Sasser wa's
there working for the auction company, and
Greg Pickron (who is an operator for the
Road Department) was there working for
the County. Upon. inquiry, Attorney
McFarland reported :that if Mr. Sasser was
not paid by the County, there is not an
issue, but the Board may want to work up
-a policy to address matters such as this in
the future. After further discussion about
union/seniority, the Board agreed for
Attorney McFarland to meet with
Administrator Wells, regarding this matter.
CONTRACT, INDUSTRIAL PARK
PROPERTY-Upon motion ; by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Stanley,' and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed for the Chairman to
sign the 'contract' for purchase of,the prop-
erty for the Industrial 'Park ($120,000.00).
Upon inquiry, Chief Administrator Butler
reported that Gulf Coast Electric will meet
on the 3rd Tuesday June to discuss the
posibilir of "no ancre' ri fnan.idng for this
TROPICAL STORM ALBERTO -
Management Coordinator Nelson reported
that 32 properties had been 'approved for
buy-out through the T.S. Alberto Hazard
Mitigation program, and requested permis-
sion for the Chairman to sign the contract.
Commissioner Travlor motioned to allo%%
the Chairman to execute this contract, and
Commissioner Stanley seconded the motion
for discussion. Upon his inquiry about the
" li st of properties, Mr. Nelson reported that,
"'h'will provide Commissioner Stanley with
a copy. The motion -then passed unani- .
911 STREET NUMBERING CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE-Upon inquiry by
Chairman Peters, 911 'Coordinator Nelson
reported that the City of Port St. Joe is now
passing out the correct street numbering
BEACH PATROL CAPE SAN
BLAS-Sheriff McKeithen reported that the
beach entrance gate at Cape San Blas was
locked on June 9th, and that the people
working with the sea turtles could not enter
because they did not have their keys yet. He
stated that the situation had now been set-
SHERIFF GULF COUNTY-Sheriff
McKeithen reported that his wife has moved'
here arid is now a registered voter in Gulf
GRANT ANTI-DRUG ABUSE
ACT-ShernI McKe.then reported that the
Shenlfs D'parimert will be using thejr
share of the -1997 Federal Anti-Drug Abuse,
Grant.fun4s for the D.A.R.E. Program.
INVOICE / CHANGE ORDER -
sioner Yeager nriotioned to approve payment
of an invoice from Fisher Construction (in
the amount of $34.800.00) and a change'
order for installation oc1 a gutter (in the
amount of $963.00) for the administration
building. Commissioner Knox seconded the
motion for discussion. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Stanley, Chief Administrator..
Butler reported that this invoice is the total
amount due (including 'previous change
orders), with the exception of the change
order for the gutters. The motion then
passed 4-0, with Commissioner Traylor.
abstaining due to personal dealings with
ORDINANCE HIGHLAND VIEW
WATER SYSTEM-Chief Administrator,
Butler .discussed the need to revise the
Highland View Water .System ordinance
once the replacement is complete, stating
that there are problems with the number of
dwellings on each meter, etc. The Board
agreed, for him to bring a draft back for
them to approve for advertising.
Administrator Butler recommended Jay
Rish, Boyd Pickett, and Joe Heslin as mem-
bers of a Gulf County Zoning Committee,
stating that he had no recommendations for
representatives from North Gulf County at
this time. Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board appointed
these members to the (Gulf County Zoning
Committee. (North Gulf County representa-
tives to be appointed at a later date), for the
purpose of determining if Gulf County
CONSULTANT PROPOSALS FEA-
SIBILITY STUDY / AIRPARK-Chief
Administrator Butler discussed problems
he had in reviewing the proposals for the
feasibility study for the proposed airpark,
stating that he- feels he should meet with
each company to discuss what they will
provide. Upon inquiry about the Board
approving his recommendation in advance,
Mr. Butler reported that he may need to -
bring it back before the Board.
INDUSTRIAL PARK LEASE
RATES-Chief Administrator Butler pre-
sented the following list of proposed lease
rates for buildings to be constructed at the
Industrial Park: '
A) One (1) 12,000 sq. ft. building
$3,500.00 per month
B) One (1) 12,000 sq. ft. building
$2,500.00 per month
One (1) 5,000 sq. ft. building
$1,025.00 per month
C) One (1) 12,000 sq. ft. building
$1 ,'925.00 per month
Two (2) 5,000 sq. ft..building
$800.00 per month
After discussion, Commissioner Knox.
motioned to construct two (2) buildings
(Plan B); and reduce the rates later if the
County can afford to construct the third
building. Commissioner Yeager seconded
the motion, and it passed unanimously.
inquiry, Chief Administrator Butler report-
ed that the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection wants spotters at
both landfills, and he and Solid Waste
Director Danford will be meeting with them
in Pensacola on June 17th to discuss this
matter. Commissioner Knox reported that
Randy Williams is qualified as a spotter,
and upon his inquiry about inspections, Mr.
Danford reported that D.E.P. shows up
whenever they want to (no certain sched-
"The meeting recessed 'at 7:15 p.m.,
The meeting reconvened at 7:35 p.m.,
1995 ROAD'BOND PAVING PRO-
GRAM-County Engineer Bill Kennedy
reported on a letter received from
Panhandle Grading & Paving Company's
attorney, requesting payment of an out-
standing invoice (in the amount of
$147,690.52). Attorney McFarland reported
that this amount will be a progress pay-
ment, and the County still has a retainer as
well as a bond to ensure that the roads are
repaired properly, so he recommends mak-
ing this payment. Commissioner Stanley
motioned to make this progress payment,
and Commissioner Knox seconded the
motion. After discussion by, the Board
about the poor condition of the roads (new
construction, base work, etc.), the motion
MARINA SITE PORT ST. JOE-
Bill Kennedy thanked the Board for their
assistance on the Hess site (future Marina
Site) in Port St. Joe.
GASKIN PARK RETAINING
WALL-SCommissioner Stanley reported on
the meeting with the Army Corps of
Engineers regarding the retaining wall at
Gaskin Park, stating that they offered little
assistance. He and Commissioner Traylor,
presented recommendations for repair of
the wall, stating that the Corps did offer use
of their equipment for a few days.
Knox thanked Sheriff McKeith en for provid-
ing an officer to patrol the beaches in Gulf
County, stating they are doing a good job.
Knox thanked Paul Wood and the Mo-.'iuito
Control Department, Sergeant McLemore
and the work crews for the cleanup of the
Beaches and Highland View.
WELDING CLASS .PORT ST. JOE
HIGH SCHOOL-Comnmissloner Knox
reported that he is teaching a 'veldmbin class
for adults (layed-off mill -orkers) at the
high school 4 nights per week, and he must
leave the meeting at this time (7:50 p.m.,
REGULAR BOARD MEETING-
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
ond by. Commissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous vote (4-0), the Board voted to re-
schedule their June 24th regular meeting to
Monday, June 23rd at 6:01 p.m., E.D.T. (to
be advertised in the newspaper).
BEACH DRIVING ORDINANCE-
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote (4-0), the Board agreed to adver-
tise to hold one (1) public hearing on June
23, 1997 to consider adoption of the revised
beach driving ordinance. Upon inquiry by
Sheriff McKeithen about the Aquatic
Preserve being included .in the ordinance,
Commissioner Yeager and Attorney
McFarland reported that the ordinance will
expand out and make the laws applicable in
all areas. Commissioner Yeager thanked the
Sheriff for their efforts in locking the gates
and patrolling the beach.
INMATE WORK CREWS-
Commissioner Traylor requested that a let-
ter of appreciation be sent to Sergeant
McLemore for the outstanding job that has
been done by the inmate work crews over
the last few months."
Commissioner Traylor discussed a letter he
sent to Peter Rummel (St. Joe Land &
Development) regarding economic develop-
ment, stating that he will be meeting with
him in Jacksonville on June 20th to dis-
cuss the future of Gulf County.
INVOICE HIGHLAND VIEW
WATER SYSTEM-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote (4-0),. the Board approved payment of
an invoice from Preble-Rish; Inc., in the
amount of $2,500.00, 'for work on the
Highland View Water System replacement.
WORK CREW / MOSQUITO CON-
Stanley requested that Mosquito Control
Director Wood move the cleanup crew to
Howard Creek by June 27th (after they
complete Beacon Hill). Mr. Wood stated that
will.not be a problem. '
EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR-
Chairman Peters presented a plaque to
Jackie Dunlap, Mosquito Control
Department employee (as Employee of the
Year) for the fine job he does for the County
at Five Points Landfill.
There being no further discussion,
and upon motion by Commissioner Stanley,
second by Commissioner Yeager, and unan-
imous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
8:00 p.m., E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
BENNY C. LISTER
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JUNE 17, 1997
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox, John
Stanley, Jr., Billy E. Traylor, and Warren J.
Yeager, Jr. Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland, Clerk Benny.
C. Lister, Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C:
Birmingham (5:00 p.m., E.D.T.), Deputy
Clerk Towan McLemore, Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wibberg, Administrator/
Emergency Management Director Larry
Wells, Building Inspector Richard Combs,
Maintenance Superintendent Joe Bearden,
Veterans' Service Officer/S.H.I .P.
Administrator Bo Williams, Sheriff Frank
McKeithen, and Sheriffs Department
(See MORE MINUTES on Page 6B)
Vacations Are Hazardous ...
. for Your Plants
But a Little Preparation for House Plants and
Vegetable Gardens Can Tide 'Them Over Your Absence
Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
Summertime is vacation time
for people, not plants! While get-
ting ready for that long awaited
trip, it's easy to forget about your'
lawn, landscape, vegetable gar-
den and house plants. A' little
time spent preparing your leafy
friends for your absence could
save you needless worry and
hours of extra work when you get
A vacation may be relaxing
and rejuvenating for you and
your family, but it can be hazard-
j us, even deadly for your plants.
Unless you make adequate prep-
Roy Lee Carter J
arations before leaving, you could
return to vegetative disaster. My
information on vacation plant
care was provided by Extension
Urban Horticulture Specialist Dr.
Robert J. Black, of the University
of Florida's Institute of Food and
One of the first things you
might do before leaving home is
ask a neighbor to check your
plants periodically while you're
gone. Be sure you give your
friends specific instructions -for'
the care of each type of plant' you
Even if you can't find some-
one there are plenty things you
can do prior to departure to make.
sure you don't come home to a
limp landscape and sickly house
plants. Outdoor, container grown
plants should be placed in a sha-
dy area to conserve moisture. Un-
der a tree, or on the north side of
the house are good locations. A
thick layer of mulch will help con-
serve moisture for landscape
plantings. Mow your lawn just be-
fore leaving, cutting the grass a
little closer than usual. An un-
kept lawn can encourage diseases
and it's a tell-tale sign that no
one is home.
Give lawn and .landscape
plants a heavy watering especially
recently planted beds, which will
need extra moisture Also thor-
oughly spray or dust your plants
to protect them from insects and
diseases while you're away. If you
have flowering annuals, cut the
blossoms before departing. If you
don't, they'll soon stop blooming.'
And, harvest all ripe or nearly
ripe fruits and vegetables. Like
flowers, 'they will continue to pro-
duce only if they're picked fre-
'quently. Otherwise, they'll go to
Do a thorough job of weeding.
If weeds are allowed to go to seed
while you're away, you can expect
* to encounter much more difficult
problems later in the season-
even next year-when the seeds
. prout. And remember, that
weeding eliminates a major
source of competition for your
landscape plants' food and water,
which may be in short supply
during your absence.
Indoor plants require special
consideration. Before leaving
home, place your house plants in
BEST FOOT FORWARD
By: Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist
WARTS WRONG? -
Warts can develop anywhere on Self-treat
the skin. Plantar warts occur on the ment of plant
plantar surface, or sole, of the foot. warts with over
They are caused by a virus, usually the-counter pro
one that was picked up by walking ducts,risks dam
barefoot on dirty surfaces. Warts age to healthy s
tend to multiply if not treated cessful treatme
promptly. Those onr weight-bearing may prescribe e
areas can be especially painful, of a wart remove
Plantar warts often are mistak- the podiatrist n
en for corns. On the other hand, several in-offic
some much more serious disorders remove the warl
may resemble warts. That's why it's : Presented
wise to see the podiatrist, who is of better
trained to distinguish warts from DR. STEPHEN J.
other skin problems. HIGHWAY 9
- T '
kin cells. For suc-
:nt, .the podiatrist
and supervise use
val preparation, or
nay employ one of
ce procedures to
in the interest
foot care by:
a room which will receive indirect
sunlight. Direct exposure to the
sun will dry the soil too quickly.
Of course, you don't want to put
your plants in a room that's too
dark either. Too little light will al-
most always result in a leaf drop,
And just before you depart, be
sure to water your house plants
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PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1997
Correctional Officer's Course Starts July 28th
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 (ETl). this 450
hour course will meet four days a
week, for four hours a night.
The Correctional Officer Basic
Standards Course is required in
order to be eligible for the state
certification examination for cor-
More Minutes- from age 5B
Captain Joe Nugent.
' The meeting came to order at 4:33
Mr. Willie Ramsey opened the meeting
with prayer, and Sheriff McKeithen led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD-
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved the appoint-
ment of Chairman Peters and .
Commissioners Traylor and Yeager to the
1997 Value Adjustment Board.
Upon inquiry by Chairman Peters about
scheduling a date for the fireboat demon-
stration this week, Administrative Assistant
Wibberg reported that the company repre-
sentative is on vacation in our area. The
Board requested that the demonstration be
scheduled after this week, due to conflicts
WORK SCHEDULE FOUR DAY
WORK 'WEEK-Chairman Peters dis-
cussed that helIs not opposed to the public
works departments going to a 4-day work
week in the summer, but he would want
them to work 5-day weeks during the win-
ter months. Commissioner. Stanley dis-
cussed the issues of savings to the County.
employee morale and productiity. and day-
light hours In the U-inter. stating that by dthe
time the employees load their equipment
and drive to the location it uould be liaht
enough to begin working. Upon inquiry by'
Commissioner Yeager about the dilTerence
in sick leave and vacation in reference to
the Union contract, :Administrator Wells
reported that the half-day sick leave and, 1
day vacation is accrued by hours..
Commissioner Traylor stated that he feels
any changes to the work schedule should
be done during negotiations with the Union,
and Administrator Wells reported that nego-
tiations begin this month on certain issues.
Phillip Gentry (Road Department employee)'
stated that there were no problems with the
work schedule in the winter months when
the County worked 4-day weeks.
Commissioner Kno% stated that these
departments work for the public, and his
firat responsibility is to the people. He fur.
other discussed that the weather in the um- -
ter is much worse (more rain). and that he
would approve a 4-day uork week only from
April through September. Commissioner
Trailor further discussed the incon.'e-
ruerce of not haitirg someone at &ork for 3
full da\s. Commisvioncr Yeager motioned
for Administrator Wells to. review this.
request and make a recommendation back
to the Board at the first meeting in Jul>
Commissioner Trallor seconded the motion
and it passed 4 to 1. with Commissioner
SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT AIR
CONDITIONER / COMPUTERS--Upon
inquiry by Chairman Peters, Sheriff
McKeithen reported that a new air condi.
tioning system had been installed in his
office. Upon discussion about this expense.
the Board requested that he absorb the cost
at this time, 'and they will assist him finan-
cially near the end of the year if he has a
shortfall due to this unexpected expense.
SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAM
/ EXTENSION AGENT-Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed for Roy Lee Carter to con-'
tinue to administer the 4-H Summer
Recreation programs for Wewahitchka and
sign offon all invoices.
PERSONNEL ISSUES / EMPLOYEE
OF THE YEAR AWARD-Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Stanley about how the
"Employee of the Year" is chosen, the Board
discussed that Chairman Peters has bden
the only Commissioner to present this
award during his chairmanship. The Board
agreed to discuss setting up a protocol to
begin giving this award each fear.
SUNSHINE LAW / COMMUNICA-
TIONS-Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Stanley about Commissioners sending
faxes to or calling other Commissioners,
Attorney McFarland reported that it is not a
violation of the Sunshine Law to express
opinions on topics, but solicitation of votes
is a violation. Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed the memorandum he faxed to the
Commissioners on June 11th, which stated
his opinion regarding the 4-day work week
and Bryant's Landing issues.
Commissioner Yeager discussed that there
aremany gray areas uhen it comes to the
Sunshine Law, and Commissionier. Knox
stated that he was told at the seminar he
attended, that no. one had ever been con-
victed of a Sunshine Law violation.
er Stanley discussed a new proposal pre-
sented. from George Boyer and the other
property owners of Bryant's Landing, stat-
ing they will donate 'the property at the
landing (and across the waterway) to the
County in e.cchanee for the (ollowuing-
'1) County to provide all necessary surveys
and attorney fees.
2) Move road easement 20 feet west.
3) Remove two (2) 10' x 10' sheds.
M'ter discussion about the abundance
of boat ramps in that area and the repairs
to the ramp that uould be needed immedi-
ately, Commissioner Stanley. motioned to
accept this property with Mr. Bdyer's new
proposal (with a minimum amount of out-
put by the County). The motion died for
lack of a second.
There being no further business, and
upon nmouro. b\ Commnissioner Traylor, sec-
ond b,' Commissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous vole. the meeung drid then adjourn at
5-15 p m.. E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
BENNY C. LISTER
The course requires advance
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
Notice to Public of Intent
.to Request a Removal
of environmental Conditions
Date of Publication: July 10, 1997
Recipient: Gulf County Board of County
Address: 1000 5th Street. Port St. Joe. FL.
Phone: (904) 229-8944
TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS
On or about July 28, 1997 the above-named recip-
ient of federal funds will request the Flbrida
Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to remove
environmental conditions and release Small Cities
CDBG Funds under. Title I of the' Housing and
Community Development Act of 1974 (PL-383) for
the following Project:'
Project Name. Lcralj.)r, and Cost: Gulf County,
CDBG Recowery Furnding r Hurricane Opal.
Purpose of Project (listing all activities):' 1)
Replacement of stormwater drainage pipes In
downtown redevelopment district of Port St. Joe.
Estimated cost Is $51,000. 2) "Hardening,
(Reinforcement)' of Gulf County Emergency
Operations Headquarters adjacent 'Gulf County
Courthouse. Estimated cost is $49,000.
An environmental Review Record respecting .the
above project has ben made by the above-named
recipient which documents the environmental
review of the project. This Environmental Review
Record is on file at the above address miand is avail-
able, foripubllc examination and copying during
normal working hours, upon request.
The recipient will undertake the project described
above with Block Grant funds from the State of
Florida and the U. S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development (HUD), under the Title I of the
Housing and Commuhnity Development Act of 1974.
The recipient is certifying to the State and HUD
that it and its chief elected official, in his capacity
as Chairman, consent to accept the Jurisdiction of
the federal courts If an action is brought to enforce
responsibilities in relation to environment reviews,
decision making, and action, and that these
responsibilities have been satisfied. The legal effect
of the certification is that upon Its approval, the
recipient may use Block Grant funds, and the State
and HUD will have satisfied their responsibilities
under the National Environmental Policy Act of
1969. The State will accept an objection to its
approval of the request for removal of environmen-
tal conditions and acceptance of the certification
only if it is on the following bases: (a) The certifica-
tion was not in fact executed by the County's
Certifying Officer. (b) The County has failed to
make one of the two finding pursuant to section
58.41 cor or. make the rTlitten determination deci-
sin required by secuons 58 47. 58 53 or S8.64 for
the pMroect as applicable. Ic) No oppo.rtunarl was
gisen to the Adviso,ry Council c.i Hislori:'
,Preservation or. Its Executive Director in review the
effort of the project oh a property listed on the
National Register of Historic Places, or found to be,
eligible for such listing by the Secretary of the"
Interior, in accordance with 36 C.F.R. Part 800.
Objections must be prepared and submitted in'
accordance with the required procedure (24 C.F.R.
(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).
Need Extra Cash?
Place your Classified
Ad With Us!
Part 58), and may be addressed to the Florida
Department of Community Affairs, Bureau of
Community Development, 2555 Shumard Oak
Boulevard. Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100.
Objections to the removal of environmental condi-
tions on bases other than those stated above will
not be considered, by the State. No objection
received after August 15, 1997 will be considered
by the. State.
Nathan Peters, Jr.
Gulf County Board of County
1000 5th Street
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
l,tc,.July 10, 1997.
THE WEWAHITCHKA CITY COMMISSION
WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING AND FINAL
READING AT THEIR REGULAR MEETING
JULY 14, 1997 AT 6:30 P.M. ON THE
WEWAHITCHKA COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOP-'
MENT PLAN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE
CITY LAND USE MAP.
PAMELA HARDEN, CITY CLERK
Itc, July 10. 1997.
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County School
Board proposes to amend and adopt policies, as
provided, for in the Administrative Procedures.Act,
for the purpose of bringing said policies Into com-
pliance with Florida Statutes and State Board of
Summary: The following is a brief description of
each proposal change. .-
4.35 Controlled Open Enrollment
1.80 Charter Schools
Economic Impact: These proposals will result in
'no direct costs associated with irrpierenL_.uon
IF REQUESTED, A HEARING .WILL BE HEiLD AAT
Time: 9:00 A.M., E.T.
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 1997
Place: Board Room,
Gulf County School Board Office
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
The' entire text of the proposed rules can be
inspected during regular office hours at the Gulf
County School Board Office, 150 Middle School
Road, Port St. Joe, 'FL.
Special legal authority and the law being imple-
mented and interpreted are made specific.
ihe additionn aind .:h.ar.ge- mai pr.:,p.sed L% :h-,rles
Temple i ,'.aua.li. Dirnec.:. or of Supip,'r, S .: :.-I
appror ed for c ..iisiderurj'ii L.y Jeir'r E K lley,
4.35 Controlled Open Enrollment
1.80 Charter Schools
2tc, July 17 and 24, 1997.
ALLOW US TO SHOW YOU THESE PROPERTIES
124 Selma St. St. Joe Beach 2150 sq. ft. beach house with
1 br/1 ba. poolside apt. Price $159,000.
221 Court St. St. Joe Beach 14x50' mobile home on
75'x135' lot. Good "weekender" or rental investment. Price
Vacant lot on Court St. St. Joe Beach $21,000.
522 9th St. Port St. Joe 3br/2ba house 1575 sq. ft. -
1049 Co. Rd. #381 Dalkeith Six acres of beautiful trees
out in the country 3br/lba block house 1472 sq. ft. Heat
and cool. Fireplace insert. Family room 12' -x 28'.
7252 Bass St. Howard Creek Camp for the weekend 12' x
50' m:h. with 28'x50' new "roof-over." 14' x 50' screened in
porch. New well and septic tank "A steal" $19,900.
Cypress Point Ten miles north of Wewa 230' waterfront on
Chipola River / Dead Lakes Restrictive covenants 1.76
Six building lots located between Red Bud Ave.-and Maple.
Ave. Wewa. 1.67 acres Ea. lot 90' x 135'. Near high school
Treasure Shores Lot #7 Located across Hwy. 30A from
St. Joseph Bay $20,000.
Cedar Grove 17th St. and Sherman Ave. Nice building lot
- Wooded Zoned "mixed" $38,000.
301 Woodward Ave. Port St. Joe Vacant lot Zoned com-
mercial / light industrial. 50' x 170'- $18,500.
Vacant Lot on Marvin Ave. Port St. Joe 75' x 175' -
283 Michalel St. Stone Mill Creek Wewa-
3br/1 1/2 ba M.H. on 3 acres (2 in pasture). Two
small fish ponds and small barn -$34,900.
220 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
4 of 04d
CITY ELECTION WILL
BE HELD ON
SEPTEMBER 2, 1997
7:00 A.M. TO
00 P.M. CENTRAL AT
CLOSING DATE FOR
WILL BE ON AUG. 1,
1997 AT 5:00 P.M.
THE WEWAHITCHKA CITY
ELECTION WILL BE HELD ON
SEPTEMBER 2, 1997 FROM
7:00 A.M. TO 7:00 P.M.
CENTRAL AT THE COMMUNITY
CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR AND
COMMISSIONER GROUP (1)
AND (2) FOR THE CITY OF
QUALIFY BETWEEN NOON
JULY 14, 1997 AND BEFORE
NOON JULY 18, 1997.
QUALIFYING FEES ARE $29.50.
CLOSING DATE FOR
REGISTRATION BOOKS WILL
BE ON AUG. 1, 1997 AT 5:00
I Public Notices I
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1997 PAGE 7B
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5 for each additional word.
$2.00 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
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AUCTION! FRIDAYS 7 P.M.
EDT. Wade Clark Auctions.
Consignments welcome! Preview
all day Friday. 85o-229-9282,
downtown Port St. Joe.
10% Buyer's Premium,
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ANTIQUE MALL! Open 6 days/
wk most weeks. Wade Clark
downtown Port St. Joe.
10% Buyer's Premium,
AB 1239,AU 1737AU1743. 2tc7/10
1989 Nissan Extended 'cab pickup,
ps, pb, ac, at, am/fm cassette, bed
' .liner & matching cap, 55k, $6,500. 2
climbing deer stands, $100 for both.
648-3077. 2tc 7/10
'85 S-10 Blazer, 4x4, auto, a/c,
cruise, towing pkg., $3,600 obo. '75
Datsun B210, best offer. 229-6774.
1973 Lincoln Continental, all leather,
has 360 engine, only needs starter.
.$600 obo. 648-4767. 2tc 7/10
1980 Toyota pickup, $1,300 obo. 227-
3315. ltp 7/10
SEIZED CARS from $175. Porsches,
CadilJac-. Chevys. BMW's, Corvettes.
Also Jeeps. 4WD's. Your Area. Toll
Free 1-800-218-90000, ext. A-9513.
for current listings. 4tp 7/10
1987 Mazda ,RX7, 5 speed, air cond.,
$4.000. Good condition. 227-1568.
Four P275/60R15 tires
with, 10"x15" machine
finished rims, $250.
Call Eric at 229-6343
111 S. 35th St., Mexico Beach. 3 bed-
room, 1 bath, furnished, has small
screened in patio, covered carport.
$650.00 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 optiori. (352)
326-5533, ext. 226. 2tc 7/3
Large 'one bedroom apartment, fur-
nished, including utilities, $70 week.
227-2039 or 648-4338 Itp 7/10
Indian Pass, Seminole St. One great
room, one bath, unfurnished, ? car
garage, $450 month, $250 deposit.
Perfect for single, 227-3622 evenings.
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 St.
Joe Beach, $750. 647-3461.
Mobile home lot for rent. at Beacon
Hill, .4 blocks off, Hwy. 98 with city
water, septic tank & power pole. $150
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. 639-4165. tfc 7/3
1,200 sq. ft. office space, located on
Hwy. C-30, $750 month, Includes
utilities. Call 227-1774. tfc 7/3
Building for rent, set up tor food type
business and Hwy. 98 house for rent.
Located on 41st St., Mexico Beach.
For more information call 648-3090.
Storage units Now Available! Bayou
Storage serves Cape San Blas, Sim-
mons Bayou and the Port St Joe
area. 5xl0, 20x10 and 10x20. Locat-
ed next to Todd Land Development in
Simmons Bayou. Call 229-8397 or
227-2191 (weekends). tfc 7/3
One and two bedroom apartments. 2
blocks from beach. Beacon Hill, rea-
sonable. Call 912-246-1250. tfc 7/3
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. I block from St. Joe Beach 647-
'87-B .'ylr, er Capri.-perfecrt'ondttiorr---5106. --- -- '- tfc 7-/-3- -
2 pair skis and ropes, 8 life jackets, 1
* knee board, 2 canvas inner tubes, 1 Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
boat cover, all for $4,000. Call 227- Beach. Call 648-5476. tfc 7/3
3847. 2tp 7/10
Paddle boat, new from Sam's. Paid
$500, will sell for $300. Also three
'110 window air conditioners, make of-
fer. Call 647-3283. 2tc 7/10
,'3 bdrm., 2 ba. doublewide for rent in
.Beacon Hill. Fenced yard,. $525
month, $300 deposit. Call 785-3173.
BEACH STORAGE .units available.
5x10. 10.10, and 10x20. .Located on
Americus behind Gulf Sands Motel on
St. Joe Beach. Call 227-7200 (day) or
647-3882 (evening) for information.
One .14x80' mobile home, 3 bdrm., 2
ba. with garden tub, deposit $365,
monthly rent $365. One 14x80' mo-
bile home, 3 bdrm., 2 bath, deposit
$360. monthly $360. One 12x60' mo-
bile. home. 2 bdrm.. deposit $200,
monthly $200. Call 639-4 165 or 639-
2751. 4tc 7/10
2 BR trailer, furnished. Douglas
Landing. 1st and last fenced. quiet.
fine fishing two blocks. (850) 639-
S 2026. 4tp 7/10
For Rent: 1402 1/2 Long Ave.
2 bdrm. upstairs apt. Stove,
refrig., wasiher/dryer, air
cond., water paid, $265
month. 227-5443, leave mes-
Safe 'N Dry lorage
214 3rd St., PS, FL
CUmate-controlad no mildew
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Cornet of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Afforda-,
ble housing for the elderly and the
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient costt, stove & refrig., fur-
nished, fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stote & refrig.,
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport &
* Large 2 bedroom apartment stove &
refng wa sher/dn er hook-up.
*New extra ig. 3 -dnrn. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry mi. ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. -No
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &,
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
Yard Sale: Saturday, July 12, 8 12,
117 Abalone Ave., Beacon Hill. Baby
items, crib mattresses, toys, boys'
toddler clothes, girls clothes size 6/7.
If rains, July 19. Itc 7/10
Moving Sale: Saturday, July 12, 8'
a.m. to noon. 1301 Monument Ave.
Household items, hand and power
tools, books, furniture. Rain or shine.
Porch Sale: 119 Westcott Circle, in
rear, Saturday, July 12th. Bike, crost,
and miscellaneous items., te 7/10
Yard Sale: Saturday, July 12. 8 a.m. -
12:00 noon. 118 Monica Drive.
2 Family Moving Sale! Saturday, July
12. 8:30 a.m. ? 247 DeSoto St., St.
Joe Beach. Fashionable women's
clothes sz. 4 & up. Men's clothes, in-
fant boys' clothes, toddler girls'
clothes (18 m & up), books, sheos,
toys, in-line skates, reg, skates and
lots of misc.! (Priced cheaply)
Inside Yard Sale at 524 8th St (Aunt
Bell's house). Saturday, from 8 a.m. -
1 p.m. ltc 7/10
Drivers NEW SE REGIONAL RUNS
Hornady Truck Line has regional runs
for drivers in your area. You'll get
home every weekend and take your
truck home with you! Call to find out
about the rest! OTR positions also
available. Call; SU 1-3 CST; WK 7-5
CST, 1-800-441-4271 ext. M-17.
Join the Caring Team. Due to con-
tinued growth, we immediately seek
progressive, enthusiastic Registered
Nurses to staff all shifts. An outstand-
ing opportunity for experienced nurs-
es with a commitment to superior pa-,
tient care and a desire to work in an
open progressive environment. Posi-
tion offers competitive salary and a.
comprehensive benefits package.
For more information, please call:
Russ Pate, Director of Professional
Services, 1-850-227-1121, Gulf Pines
Hospital, Port St. Joe. Itp 7/10
Hiring, all positions. Apply in person
at Top of the Gulf Restaurant.
Outgoing, friendly, experienced bar-
tender needed at The Grandstand.
Call 227-8955 or 639-4276.
Rehab Aide, 40 hours week, .must
work Saturdays. Benefits and vaca-
tions. Experience preferred.-Cal (850)
893-6593, ask for Betty. 2tc 7/10
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. tfc7/3
Help wanted at New York Dell, Mexico'
Beach. Must be reliable and flexible.
Will train. Top wages.. Apply in per-
son. 3tc 7/3
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 meet 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 Port St.
Joe located at 120 Library Dnve.
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% college tuition & 5p%
books 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.
FDLE certification. People, oral &
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
senices are to be within Gulf County.
Please contact Stacy Collazo Treglown
at (850) 227-1526 for information.
EEO. 2tc 7/3
We're Growingl 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 mdividuals.
We offer an excellent compensation
and benefit package. Come grow with
us. To inteniew call 229-8244 or ap-
ply at Bay St. Joseph Care Center.
220 Ninth Street. Port St. Joe, FL.
13 year old will babysit in your
home or mine in Mexico Beach.
Call Crystal at 648-5907. 2tc 7/3
THE BEACHES HOUSE/PET SIT-
.ITERS. cGollect mail..check lghts ,/,
locks / etc. Feed & exercise your pets.
As low as $6.00 a day. Mow grass /
pool care/etc. Willing for extra $$. Re-
liable couple. Contact Ron, & Maxine
Leopold at 647-3310 anytime/leave
message. .. tc 7/3
RC #0038936 ,
Specializing in Reroofs
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality Is higher than price"
C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhde work, dozer work, root
rake, front-endJoadr, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box A C, Port St. Joe
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
i Port St. Joe "
229-8587 or 229-6189
Williams rLawn Service
Providing affordable lawn service to all
of Gulf County and Mexico Bach
FREE ESTIMATES iti 3/13
C. J.'s Lawn
FULL LAWN SERVICE
BRUSH CUTTING LANDSCAPING
I will work for you.
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe and
Clyde Sanford (904) 648-8492
OC R E A T I V E
Kathe Jones, Consultant
Home Classes & Workshops. Photosafe_
Albums& Supplies Group Presenration, *
BuSiness Opporlunimes a 7,10
Storm Rated Energy Efficient
Wewa Siding '
227-5986 or 639-2942
*' ...t. i c 5/15/97 ,
Plus Small Engine Repairs
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First St.
5x10 .-10x10 10x2O
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel'
* Rlea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control '* New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
1 FAMILY OWNED
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
Want a degree?
Want a career?
Join the Florida
Air National Guard.
SPrior or non-prior
*50% state tuition
*Cash for college
* Earn while you learn
*Travel & MORE!
High tech career fields
,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 anequal opportunity em-
ployer. Applications may be picked up
at the senior center in Wewahitchka
located on East River Road near the
Kids Center,' tfc 7/3
Cottage Cleaners needed, immedi-
ately. Saturday, $6.00 per hour to
start. 227-3730. 3tc 6/26
IAWN 8 GARDEN
Hand and power tools, size 8 wedding
dress, Japanese sword, leather reclin-
er, washer and gas dryer. 229-6774.
175 Charles Avenue $64,900
3 bedroom 2 bitr., L ind- 10" 1 REALTY IMC.
SPECIAL FEATURES: Lo[ ely br,,ck hm-, e .:.n ]indJcpd l.:.r in quir neigh- PORT ST. JOE
bc.rh d FIu.hirpering.quity .': ..ng ran., re.i,,.hd '.-'J k..chen -. 2 2
Snet; Ig mil.r bedroori, ..'Fn e bith Bu, Th I home .r Ih.:.- i 2 7 -14 5 0
$30.00/nmor.nth! Pri ncl nuded : rmrg.'.cA n, ceilar.g lanm' ',elle dih andrJ
receiEr, ciwet,drap->_ and blir.di.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Surfside Se- Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
renity Group, meets Mon.. Wed. Fri.. Church, Hwy. 71, Al .Anon meets
at 7:30 p.m. CST at 1st United Metho- Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
dist Church, 22nd St., Mexico Beach. and Thursday at 7:00.
Women's open AA meeting, 12 noon
RF #0066770 Eip 1.23
29 Years Experience P lm ing par
Locally Owned 227-2125 NEW ONTI
ftic5/212 NEW CONSTRUCTION
BOB'S PAINT & CUSTOM
BODY SHOP LAWN
29 Continuous Years of SERVIC
Automotive Body Repair SERVICE
Rebuild Wrecks Jeff Wood 227-1559
Body & Window Work Lawn Care, Edging,
Expert Automotive Painting Trimming, Mowing,
FREE ESTIMATES on iYor Bodi Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK Odd Jobs, Insured
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229 tc S'
,' .... tfc4/6 .
GULF COAST COATINGS
CUSTOM RESIDENTIAL PAINTING
Serving Gilf, Calhoun and Bay Counties
Licensed and Insured Sr. Discounts Free Estimates
LIC. #RF0051042 RGO051008 ER0011618
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR" NEW CONSTRUCTION' REPAIRS
Free REMODELING' RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
.(stateS INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
(Sf MINOR ELECTRICAL
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/22946821
St. Joe Glass & Mirror
816-D 4th St. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 227-3885
Mirrors Plex-Glass Furniture Tops Desk Tops
Residential Commercial Industrial Shower Doors
Boat Glass Heavy Equipment Glass
Pump Sales Sta Right Pumps
-,- .ALLEN'S GULF
---------- COAST IRRIGATION
Nelso', Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Free Estimates and Design Licensed and Insured
Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair
O CUSTOM HOME PLANS
Rose Mary Mapel
6240 Hwy. 98 West
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1997
The Port St. Joe High School Varsi-
ty Cheerleaders are selling old
cheerleading uniforms. Anyone who
is interested please contact Patricia
Nedley at 227-1611 or 229-9991 (Stac
10" radial arm saw; 250' of 4 ft. metal
shelving. Best offer. 648-8110.
Steel' buildings, new, engineered
40x60x12 was $15,500 balance
$8,940; 50x100x16 was $26,200 bal-
ance $17,931; 60x200x16 was
$62,500 balance $39,972. 1-800-406-
5126. ltp 7/10
Registered Texas longhorns,young
heifers, some cow/calf pairs. Good
color, 850-638-1043. John E. Carter,
Wausau, Fla. 4tp 6/26
LOOK ., carpentry, window re-
placements, screen/glass rooms -
siding, you name It! Expert work
and nothing less at rock bottom pric-
es. Be glad to show you what I've
done 647-3452, 24-hour service.
THE HOUSE DOCTORS., tfc 7/3
LOST: Prescription glasses in 'black
case in Mexico Beach / CR 386 area.
Please call 648-8602. 2tc 7/10
FREE to good home., 2 Pomeranians,
1 male, 1 female, 2 and 3 year old.
Need to stay together. Very loving,
229-8221, 647-3357. Itc 7/1,0
FREE puppies, lab mix, male and fe-
male, 648-8903. Itc 7/10
Registered rat terriers, chihuahuas
and sharper puppies. Call 648-5306
or 648-4048. .2tp 7/3
ALL NEW HAPPY JACK LIQUI-VICT
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-
acourits for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
Women's Support Group. Thurs-
days, 5:30 6:30 p.m., Wellness Cen-
ter, Third & Williams Ave. NO
CHARGE. New group in development.
Any interested women are encouraged
to attend. Details, call 227-1145.
Woodnian's Tree S
Scott Woodman, Owner/Operator
Average Stump $10.00
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises. Inc. .
Catherine L. Colfet .
hldenpendent Sales Representative
211 Allen MemorialWay Port St. Joe
TLC Lawn Service ,
Catering to All Your Lawn
Mowing, Trimming, Clean Outs, Mani-
curing, Spraying, Fertilizing, Landscaping
and Minor Sprinkler Repair.
Ref. Available. 229-6435
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
UC. #ER013168 .INSURED
Make those old wood floors
look like new. Don't replace -
Call Circle S Enterprise
827-6828, ask for Dusty
Purebred cocker spaniel puppies,
$150. 639-3097, please leave mes-
sage. 3tc 7/3
New house VA certified, 2244 sq. ft. 3
bdrm., 3 ba. split plan, cathedral ceil-
ing, living & dining room, large wood
burning fireplace, 2 car garage,
36'xlO' front porch, 1 acre lot in re-
stricted area in Wewa.. 1000 ft. to boat
ramp on Dead Lakes, $95,200. 639-
3087. Open House Sunday, July 13,
12:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Itc 7/10
GOVT FORECLOSED homes from
pennies on $1. Delinquent tax, rep's,
REO's. Your area. Toll Free (I) 800-
218-9000 ext. H-9513 for current list-
ings. 4tp 7/10
For Sale by Owner: 2 corner 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. tfc 7/3
Overstreet 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
Beach lot, 78'x204' in Seashores Sub-
division, St. Joe Beach. On Coral St
For sale by owner: two store new
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'x16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den */fireplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'xl6'
util. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
House for Sale: 1200 Monu-
ment Ave, Port St. Joe 4
bdrm., 3 baths, wood floors,
fireplace, new dishwasher, all
appliances, fresh paint, large
corner lot, fenced yard,
screened patio, new landscap-
ing. "Move in mint condition"
plus great bay view. Price
Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
Mobile 899-0219 or 899-0218
A-I OIL B
Monday Friday, 9-6
Saturday 8-5 CST
COMPLETE OIL CHANGE
$18 .9 ..lus tax
We Custom Bend Pipe for You.
Outboard Motor Repair.
Owned & Operated by Danny Clayton
133 S. 2nd St. Wewa
639-4174 or 639-4175
Custom Kitchen and Bath
Jeff Powell, Owner
580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (904) 648-4088
Home for sale by owner: brick home,
1 1/2 lots, nice neighborhood. 4 bed-
rooms, 2.5 baths, family room, sun
room. Formal living & dining room.
Custom kitchen & breakfast nook,
hot tub, swimming pool, large deck,
fenced in back yard. 2700 sq. ft.. heat-
ing & cooling. Location 103 20th St.,
PSJ (904) 229-8409. By appointment
only. tfc 7/3
Wewa, one bdrm., one ba. trailer w/
large screened porch, carport, nice
large corner lot near public boat land-,
ing. $27,000. 639-5920. tfc 7/3
Bay front home, executive 3 bedroom,
2 bath, fully furnished, immaculate.
227-7506. tfc 7/3
1401 Palm Blv
II' I'I~~t~ F ...I A ... .... I I ,' .*-
PORT ST. JOE
550 W. 1st St., Wewa $52,500
SB. ,.LI ,,.,-,. I B.il Li,'r r i ni t4 .ho REALTY I C.
r'EClI.- L FE.'LIrI E'. Coz\ -X.'z ert.j rttr, _'ntern nt lC',n',e or
i r rr,:-lm,:d I tre L.iar, itcht: i/d,-ing .,c1 '.' ll- PORT ST. JOE
tii :'inimm.- 1 b k I'.. e '-' .- r latric Itnc -d ltIL. In%. *rc' 1a
I l,,. ,.r HrIr I l. :l d itt r .''u Lc -. 1u '.1g, ,rtri .tor 2 27 -14 5 0
:.rp t ;in,.l L', I .1-
1034 McClelland St. New Price $48 500
tB...1I. I B ...1 L REALTY INC.
-HO.,1 CE.,Til[c. ('.:L,,,r I.
: l- -t- ,,TL' I .. .r I........ .,l.l,, t .. n PO RT ST. JO E
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Residential Custom Wood
*Commerial Industr Auto Rates Have
A S R Fence Been Rpduce!
Fe ailg i Cofcerete wo.k Call Hannon Insurance,
oujert Fle.scnann FREE Esimales 227-1133
EiN 9593 115646F (19041647-4047 rc4/1l7
4 Pet & Property Tenders
,( Residential & Business Security Checks
Pet Sitting in Your Home
by Joey &' Marie Romanelli.
Emergcni Mtc.uneaicnarce'PerI Crc.'Propern Checki/Vet References
Earl Rknobel --/" Insured/Licensed
Portable Weldin a
Have Welder Will Travel.
For All Your Welding Needs including Aluminum & Stainless
Lowest Prices /n Town
Boat Trailers Hitches Trucks Etc.
(904) 64-5s994 Mexico Ieqh, FL
Pcerce Heating & Cooling
LICENSED INSURED SALES AND SERVICE
A/C Heating Ice Machines aomm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
State Uc. RA00664 229-COOL
Williamson's st. uLi.#307
Well Drilling & Pump Service
Croska Williamson P. O. Box 1173
639-2548 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
PUMP REPAIR& SALES LICENSED .& INSURED
H & M IIRRIUGATION
for All Your Watering Needs
HAL KEELS FREE 229-2738
JAMES WILEY ESTIMATES 227-7205
AAA TRUCK CRANE SERVICE
*Air Conditioning Units Signs
Hourly or Daily
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.
Brick house, 3 bdrm., 1 ba. livirig
room with fireplace, din., kit., utility
rm, cen. heat and air, corner lot, 115'
Sailfish St., Highland View. 227-1604.J
By appointment only. tfc 7/3F
Une ads: $3.50 for first 20 words, 5c for
each additional word. $2.00 for each
consecutive week with no changes.
Call 227-1278 to place yours.
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.
647-3296 sap /15/97
607 Nautilus Dr. $96,900
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......,,..........,,* .. 227-1450
The Gulf County Planning and Development Review
Board will meet Tuesday, July 15, 1997 at 10:00 a.m.,
E.D.T., in the Gulf County Commission Meeting Room
at the Gulf County Courthouse Complex to discuss and
possibly act upon the following:
1) Final Plat Approval Riverside Subdivision
2) Setback Variance Request From Jerry Walker on
Parcel Id # 06269-046
3) Wetland Protection
4) Land Use Change Industrial Park
The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on
these matters. Information prior to the meeting can be
obtained from the Planning/Building Department at
% 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
Cmaaec4a' e" wc de A" 449. &* et a e "w6k 9wca
*011 "et eae ateee
PORT ST. JOE
NEW LISTING!! 407 NAUTILUS DRIVE SEA SHORES SUBD. Enjoy ihe best of
oboh worlds o0 quiel subd b ion iv nig iriai is a short walk 10 the beach. Brand new cus- :
lom buill executive 3-bedroom ,*
2 bath home in one of the
area s premier subdivisions
Great room design wnth a
.. large master suite plan.
Amenities include: custom
0.cabinllets nd blinds, plantation
shuners and crown molding:"
"-I-- '" ..... ii.. Throughout, ceramic tile and:,
berber carpet throughout,',
French door .to covered patio, surround sound speakers in great room, ceiling fans.
throughout, and a gas fireplace that could easily be converted to remote control pper-
ation. Master suite consists of a door to the covered patio, walk in closet, large bath
with sunken tub with columns, separate shower,.double sinks with marble countertop.
Kitchen has disposal; Kitchen Aid and Whirlpool appliances, breakfast nook, and a gas
range. Other amenities include: double garage with automatic opener, central sprinkler-
system for the beautifully maintained yard. Owner states that utilities are minimal. All
this and much, much more awaits you. Won't last long.... $149,900.00. Call Jay Rish
OPTIONS GALORE!!!! OVERSTREET, CANAL DRIVE. Charming 1 br 1 ba. block
home that could easily be converted into a 2 bedroom home nestled on 38 acres that
could easily be subdivided. Home has well and septic nicely landscaped yard and out-
building CeOral la. fridge, gas range,
Owner g tanls IroughOu wood floor in
kitchen, sold furnished except TV, car- cial activity for just $11,900.00 each.
peonthruout, vinyl in bath nice quiet fresh paint,ighborhood. Great room design with a gas fire-
walk in closet, washer/dryer, jacuzzinks and plenty of closet space. Spare bedrooms are
bath. .Neat as a pin and in great
shape! INVESTOR'S SPECIAL.
$59,500. ORs le
Owner will also divide road frontage lots into 120'x330' building, sites that will be
restricted to no mobile homes and no commercial activity for just $11,900.00 each. OR
house with one acre .... $39,500.00. Owner says sell!!!! Bring offers!!
NEW LISTING! 209 ALLEN MEMORIAL WAY, PORT ST, JOE. bedroom, 2 bath
contemporary home in a nice quiet-neigborhood. Great room design with a gas fire-
place and a large home office. Nice kitchen with a large dining room attached; master
bedroom and bath with double sinks and plenty of closet space. Spare bedrooms are
divided with a full bath. Other ameni-
ties include: large covered patio,
spr inkler system, double garage with
utility room with its own stand up
shower; beautiful landscaping and
much' more. Priced right at
space, needs some work email@example.com or
elizwthompson@garage, large lot wth fauno.com
LET US HEAR FROM YOU TODAY!