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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: July 24, 1997
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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THE


STAR


Deputies Nab Runners


Cuban Escapees
Back In Jail After
An Extensive
Two Day Search

Two escaped convicts
spent a few uncomfortable
nights in the woods west of
Wewahitchka while also mak-
ing life most uncomfortable for
Gulf County Sheriffs Office
personnel, corrections officials
and several other area law
enforcement agencies assist-
* ing inthe search.
Four escapees from the
Bay County Jail Annex fled to
Gulf County after they stole a
Ford mint-van from a resi-
dence near the prison.
Bay County Sheriffs


deputies chased the van east
on Highway 22 while Gulf
County deputies put up a road
block early Monday morning.
The escapees crashed the
vehicle into the woods near
the Jarrott Daniels -Road in
order to avoid the pursuit. All
four fled into .the woods on
foot. After a short chase,
deputies arrested one of the
convicts, Jose Cupon, 25,
about 1:30 (CT) Monday
morning.
Alejandro Rodriguez, 31,
was apprehended approxi-
mately four hours later after
being tracked down by blood-
hounds brought from the Gulf
Correctional Institute.
After an extensive around-
the-clock search through
Monday and Monday night, a


third convict, Gilberto
Villegas-Alen (45), was caught.
Tuesday morning around 9
a.m. (CT) and Elvis Perez-
Gonzales (37), was picked up
about 7:30 p.m. (CT).
All four escapees are
Cubans who were being held
at the Bay County Jail Annex
-for the U.S. Immigration and
Naturalization Service. They
were considered to be hard-
ened criminals with extensive
(See ESCAPEES on Page 3)


Members of the GuLf
County Sheriffs Depart-
ment show their fatigue as.
they man a roadblock near
Wetappo Creek off State
Road 22.


County Working on Trimming Tentative Budget to HoldLine on Spending

Requests Removal of C-30E from Federal Registry; Puts a Delay on Action to Tinker With County's Zoning Regulations


Gulf County Commissioners
spent Monday evening and
Wednesday evening (after The


Boat Takes


On Cargo

Not since May 16, 1989 when
the Talaxpress docked here has
an ocean going vessel picked up a
load from the Port St. Joe docks,
according to Dave Maddox, past
bar pilot and historian.
Not so anymore. The
, "Cavalier" pulled up to the docks
Tuesday afternoon to load a sur-
plus Florida Power Corporation
generator recently removed from
the 10th Street substation. The
unit is being sold to a customer
in the Bahamas.
Maybe the dock use will be a
sign of renewed interest in use of
the local port facilities.


Star's press time) workshopping
the 1997-98 budget.
As reported in The Star's July


10th issue, the budget's prelimi-
nary request as compared .to
expected" revenues was up


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approximately $288,000 from last
year. Commissioners made great'
strides during Monday's session;
tentatively trimming over
$200,000 from the proposal In an
all-out attempt to hold the line on
spending.
Current economic conditions
in the county are a major concern
of the board's. In fact, part of the
reason for the $288,000 differ-
ence in the '96-'97 budget and
'97-'98 preliminary budget is a
reflection of those conditions.
Revenues from the county's
6C local 'option gas tax, which
funds county road bond issues,
are down forcing the board to use
a portion of the county's other gas
tax funds to support-the-bond
issues thus creating a short fall In
the county road department bud-
get. i
Board Wants Cape Road Off
Federal Registry
Gulf County Emergency
Management Coordinator
Marshall Nelson presented the
board with a joint participation.
agreement request from the
Florida Department of
Transportation. The board unani-
mously supported the agreement
which will allow DOT to search for
funds to reimburse the county for
over $100,000 spent on emer-
gency repairs to C30E at the
Stump Hole.
Nearly a mile of the road was

Instructions On
New SaleS Tax,
Rebecca Fuller. from the Flor-
ida Department of Revenue, Sales
Tax Division, has agreed to meet
with anyone in Gulf County who
may have questions concerning
the recent sales tax increase, and
0 the way it should be reported, be-
ginning with the July sales tax re-
ports. I
Please plan to attend this
meeting and bring any questions
you may have related to sales taxi
The meeting will be held
Tuesday, July 29, 6:00 p.m. to
8:00 p.m. (ETl, at the Gulf
County Library.
There is no charge for this,
meeting, however it would be
greatly appreciated if you register
ahead by, calling 229-8581./


washed away during Hurricane
Opal.
FEMA (Federal Emergency
Management Agency) has long
since reimbursed the county for
money spent in emergency repairs
throughout the county, but since
the road is listed on the Federal
Registry, the! county has had to
deal with DOT to receive reim-
bursement for emergency work
and devise a long term solution to
the wash-out problem. During
discussion, the board agreed that
neither of the above-mentioned
items have materialized through
negotiation with DOT.
"If FEMA had been handling
this it would have been taken care
6obfl nowv"- Commissioner Warren
Yeager told the board. He recom-
mended the board request the
road be removed from the Federal
Registry so it would fall under
FEMA regulation after the next
storm hits the area.
Nelson further explained that
FEMA has a history of mitigating,
such problem areas, seeking a
long term solution rather than a
temporary patch.
Commissioner Tommy. Knox
may have summed up the essence
of the board's concern when he
stated that if something isn't done
soon the county may have to buy
a ferry to access the peninsula.
The board unanimously
agreed to request the road be
taken off the registry and enter
into the joint agreement with
DOT.
Zoning Board Says Not Now
Chief Administrator Don
Butler reported to the board that
the newly appointed Gulf County
Zoning Board met Thursday and
,decided by a 4-1 vote to recom-
mend the board not consider zon-
ing any further at this time.,
Forty-three local residents
attended .Thursday's meeting-
the majority of which expressed
their opposition to further zoning
in the county.
The board appointed the com-
mittee requesting it look into the
need for zone restrictions within
the county. The major areas of
concern were along the beaches,
but the board decided to ask the
committee to take a look at the
whole county while considering


the issue.
Zoning Board members did
suggest that the county could use
the county's Comprehensive Plan
to restrict and designate future
building practices and zoning in
problem areas.
Economic Development Board
Board Chairman Nathan
Peters, Jr. called a workshop ses-
sion for 4:30 on August 12 for the
board to discuss and set guide-
lines for the Gulf County
Economic Development Board.
Commissioner Tommy Knox
drew board support during a spe-
cial meeting held last Tuesday
when he recommended lih estab-
llshment of the board' t"plan fo "f
economic development within the
county.
Commissioner Johnny Stan-
ley asked Chairman Peters how
members were being drawn up to
sit on the Economic Development
Board. Peters said any board
member can submit names they
wish to put on the list.
Peters said there are current-
ly 16 names on the list to be con-
sidered. These people and others
placed on the list will be contact-
ed over the next several days to
(See COUNTY BUDGET on Page 3)


Pettis To Run
Against Dickens
Inc. bent -Wewahltchka
mayor, Ray Dickens, drew the
only opposition of three seats up
for re-election on the city com-
mission board.
Charles Pettis qualified
Thursday, July 19th to challenge
Dickens who is serving out his
13th year on the board as mayor
or commissioner.
The city election will be held
September 2 between the hours
of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. (CT) at the
Wewahitchka Community Build-
ing.
Both Group I and Group II
commissioners, Phillip Gaskin
and Jimbo Nunery, will begin
their second turns on the board
having drawn no opposition for
office.
Qualifying for city elections
ended last Friday, July 25th.


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School Board Holds the Line With Its '97-'98 Budget

New Properties on Tax Rolls Provide Only Leeway in Financial Plan; Total Comes to $17 Million, Mill Rate Stays Same


In an argument over pennies,
comparatively speaking, the Gulf
County School -Board hashed out
the final totals in a budget to fi-
nance the next school term Mon-
day morning. The crux of the dis-
cussion was whether or not to
purchase two new school buses
this term, out of a budget sched-
uled to total $17 million and al-
ready expected to be tight.
Board chair Mary Pridgeon
favored a delay of another year in
the purchase of the two buses,
passing along a tax reduction-
however miniscule-to the tax-
payer.
Superintendent of Public In-
struction Jerry Kelley argued in


favor of the bus purchase, point-
ing to the fact that the board has
followed a program of purchasing-
three buses every year in order to
keep their fleet of 28 units some-
what modem. He pointed out the
district has gotten away from this
practice in the past two years,
when it didn't purchase any.
'We are driving buses as old
as 19 years of age," Kelley stated.
'"We have one bus 19 years old,
two which are 17 years old and
four which are 14 years old," he
added. 'Too, we barely have
efiough vehicles to serve our bus
runs. We have only two or three
back-ups and suffer deficits if we
have special needs or a break-


down."
A recommendation that the
district purchase at least two
more vehicles and retire the two
oldest buses was made by trans-
portation director Mack Eubanks.
Several members of the audi-
ence spoke in favor of the bus
purchase and maintaining the
same tax rate as last year. These
included Kenny Strange, Greg
Johnson, Martha Sanborn and
Tonya Nixon.
MILL RATE STAYS SAME
As a result of the discussion,
the board voted, 4-1, to leave the
tax rate the same as last year.
This means a rate of 8.018, with


approximately $200,000 in new
money being made available
through improvements to proper-
ty going on the rolls.
The new budget also takes
into consideration the sale of con-
struction bonds for the renova-
tion of the Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary School during the current
fiscal year. These bonds will
amount to $2 million, in round
figures.
Of the .961 mills levy in the
capital outlay budget, the suni
will finance small increases
throughout the budget, such as
maintenance, the two new buses,
replacing doors and windows
throughout the school buildings,


new furnittire and equipment, as
needed, and the purchase of data
processing equipment.
PUPILS GET INCREASE
Instructional services will see
a small increase, while adminis-
trative costs will decrease. Opera-
tion of the school plant [utilities
and supplies] is expected to in-
crease by nearly $100,000.
Several expenditures are built
in to this budget, just as it has
been in the past few budgets.
This includes payments on servic-
es received and paid for over a
span of a few years, such as pay-
ment to the Honeywell Corpora-
tion for an up-dating of lighting


fixtures and air conditioning
units, making them energy effi-
cient.
INCOME SHIFTS
Sources of income for the
school system continues to shift
with less state revenue received
than the year before. State contri-
butions for the school have been
reduced from $6,923,340 last
year to an expected $6,756,648
[including a $50,000 cut in main-
tenance money] this year. The
district is making up the mainte-
nance by. shifting the millage
money around.
The largest shift in the bud-
(See SCHOOLS on Page 3)


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THE STAR

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1997


Good Idea

ONCE MORE A FRESHMAN county commissioner has come
up with an idea we wonder why nobody else had before [even
this writer].
For the second time within just a few weeks Tommy Knox
has come up with a bright idea which packs a lot of common
sense. To their credit, the entire board received his latest idea
with enthusiastic approval.
Knox has wondered, out loud, why Gulf County didn't have
such an organization as an Economic Development Committee.
We wonder why we haven't also; even why we have operated this
long without such an organization when we could use the servic-
es to our advantage, particularly at this point in time.
BEING A SELF-STYLED industrial center, we should have
thought of this type organization years ago. Industry has a way
of shutting down-permanently or for various periods of time-
and we should have an organization in place, both to urge diver-
sification and to absorb some of the slack caused by these times.
It only makes good sense.
We have experienced bad times, on occasion, before. It
wasn't easy to persevere then either. We just mulled through
them, secure only in the knowledge that we were all in the same
boat.
It wasn't particularly fun, then, and it's not fun this time
around, either.
HARD TIMES WOULD be easier to accept if we were more di-
versified. A committee such as this could work.toward that di-
versification and could operate under the assurance that it had
the complete support of the entire community.
Knox also recommends that this new local committee be
made up of industrial leaders, business people, members of the
general public and government officials, in order to have a full
spectrum of the community, tuned in to one purpose; to estab-
lish and support economic development throughout the county,
rather than every section of the county operating its own little
agenda.
It may be a suggestion by one of the board's youngest mem-
bers, but it is a good one. Let's get started!



Go Slow
WE WOULD RECOMMEND to the city commission that they
let sleeping dogs lie. Don't rock the boat concerning the project
of moving the red light at the intersection of Second Street and
Monument Avenue. We agree, we may need it worse at the inter-
section of First Street and Monument Avenue, but we recom-
mend that the commission not make the request; or at least,
proceed with caution.
You see, the Florida Department of Transportation has taken
the position that Port St. Joe doesn't need ANY signal lights lo-
cated on state highways; some time after they installed the two
we presently have. They would have us take down both the light
which Commissioner McNair wants to see moved and the one at
the intersection of Fifth Street and Highway 98. They even re-
quested, strongly, that we do so, a few years ago.
THE DOT FEELS SO strongly about this matter that several
years ago, they turned ownership and maintenance, of both sig-
nal lights over to the city, with the insistence that they be taken
down. The commission at that time prevailed however, and the
lights are still in operation. maintained by the city and not
the state.
If, at some time in the future, the city attempts to move ei-
ther light-taking it down to do so-they just may never get a
permit to put it back in either the old location or the new desired
location. The light is needed at its present location, to assist peo-
ple in getting inand out of the U.S. Post Office.
Another light is needed at the intersection of First Street and
Highway 98, we grant you. It is usually a long wait, with your
automobile in a-holding pattern, out in traffic, while waiting for
an opportunity to turn in or out of the intersection. It's a bad in-
tersection, alright, but we would urge the commission to take it
slow and easy with iany plans to move the existing light, or face.
losing it at both locations.
THE DOT DOESN'T MOVE too swiftly in making Its deci-
sions. Actually, it is downright slow in making them, but any de-
cision which much be financed locally would more than likely be
fast in coming. It took better than a year to get approval and
even longer to get the lights put up in the first place.
We could lose them overnight.
Remember, both lights swing across state highways. DOT
has the final say-so over whether they continue to shine or not.


BUNKER DOWN WIT/ #ES BY KESLEY COLBERT


The Worm Turns.


I've been waiting for half a
century to get "one up" on a bank.
'Course, I'd just about given up on
the idea. The folks handing out
the money always seem to have
the upper hand.
I was hanging around the
counter at a local eatery watching
a friend pay for my lunch when an
interesting scene unfolded. Seems
a group from one of our fine lend-
ing institutions had called over for


four lunches. The name of the
bank is not particularly Impor-
tant. nor do I want to single out
any individuals here-but when
Brenda came in to pick up the
"goodies" they had $22.11 in their
"pay off' sack. The lunches came
to $26.97.
Now, I know what you're
thinking It jumped across my
mind, too. How could four pol-
ished, intelligent, trained, works-
with-our-money-every-day bank
employees miss-figure a simple
lunch ticket? Kind'a scary,' ain't
it? No telling what they might do
with a 10 thousand dollar savings
account. It also helps explain why
I borrowed 19 thousand to buy
my house-and I have paid back


over the ensuing years right at 72
thousand. I've often thought some
of those bankers were out to
lunch .....
Of course, big time money
people don't carry cash-[ quickly
whipped out five bucks. It was a
chance of a lifetime! I was loaning
money to a bank .....
I first borrowed money so I
could stay in college. And, I don't
even know who I got it from. It
was a National Defense Loan.
Don't ask! I had no understand-
ing then, or now, as to the rela-
tionship between national defense
and my college education. I filled
out 27 pages of forms and some-
body "gave" me enough. money to


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get through my freshman year.
Before I could even start paying it
back I had to borrow some more
to finish my sophomore year.
By my senior year, I was on a
first name basis with the Joint
Chiefs of Staff.
The day after graduating I
went looking for my first car. Hey,
they had an extra sharp, brand
spanking new Buick Skylark over
at Pug Vickers Motors. And,
because I was fresh out of college
and such a nice young man, they
were going to "let me have it" for
only 3,400 dollars. Pug was even
willing to help with the financing,
but I'd have to "come up" with a
small down payment.
"Nawman. I ain't got no down
payment. No collateral either! I'm
still paying on my first National
Defense Loan! I can let you hold
this diploma."
He started talking about that
two-toned Nash out behind the
barn . ...
Life is a little more "tegious"
when you ain't got the down pay-
ment.
Dad wasn't too keen on a fif-
teen year old Nash-Rambler. I
filled out 27 more loan pages and
cut a trail to the Dairy Bar to
show off my new Buick. I also
paid back over --the next 48
months 7,632 dollars for a car I
thought I bought tfor 3,400 dol-
lars, less Daddy's down payment.
I came "in" a couple of years
later for a farm loan. "Well, no
ma'am, I haven't got any up front
money-I'm sending every spare
penny to either the National
Defense Fund or Pug Vickers."
A wife and son later, I had to
have a house. And naturally, I
didn't have the down payment.
But I got to tell my college war
story again, I only owed, another
year and a half on my wore out
Buick and I talked 'em into taking
a second mortgage on my farm .

I have been repaying a bank.
a savings and loan, The Money;
Store, Visa, the Acme Loan
Company, Norwest Financial, the
Handy-Dandy Pawn S1-op, miy
wife's great uncle or some other
institute of higherIlendlng all of
my adult life.
My problems started when I
graduated from high school .

Brenda is just like the rest of
us,. she didn't hesitate long when
she needed the money. She did
mumble something about Kim or
Brumbaugh or Pooh or one of'em
"back at the office" messing this
whole thing up. She thanked me
profusely and beat a hasty
retreat.
I was about to call her back to
go over the 27 page loan applica-
tion, but the thought of getting
between four hungry females and
their lunch. .shoot, I'll catch'em.
later. They tried to send me flv'e
dollars with a nice thank you the
very next day!
I don't think so! They're
(See KESLEY on Page 3)


A Stroll on the Moon Is Kid's Stuff (Compared With Mars Visit)


WHAT MARVELS WE find
ourselves involved in today which
were unthinkable several years
ago.
First there is the small every-
day item these days of the latest
report from our expedition to
Mars. What moves did the So-
journer make today which -were
controlled by and received instan-
taneously from NASA headquar-
ters on Earth, a mere three mil-
lion miles away.
Talk about your remote con-
trolled objects!
The youth of today-and I re-
fer to anyone between the ages of
16 to 50 as "youth"---take the lat-
est maneuvers and antics of the
space exploration almost for
granted.
1 "Isn't it supposed to work like
it was meant to?" they ask.
"Didn't it cost enough to guaran-
tee that it would work?" we hear
on the other hand.
You know. [and I hate that
phrase] "So what else is
new?" Just talk about the latest


ETAOIN SHRDLU


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space activity in sort of a matter-
of-fact fashion.

DO YOU EVER stop and
wonder just how much of an ac-
complishment that is?
Just think; blasting a gadget
off into space and having it travel
three million miles completely on
its own. Then, when it gets to a
place we have never set foot on
before and so have no definite
idea of what the terrain is like at
the landing site, have it set down
at a speed of 50 miles per hour
and land upright, unharmed,
ready to begin sending back un-
derstandable signals and pic-
turest


By Wesley Ramsey


Aind, what pictures!!!
You would almost declare
they were made here on earth,
with a sophisticated camera. Of
course, Sojourner didn't exactly
use a "Brownie" in its picture-
taking sessions. It cost us taxpay-'
ers plenty, and even more to get it
on site so it could operate.
The photographs weren't ex-
actly processed at the local, drug
store.
That, too, was accomplished
three million miles out in space
and beamed back to Earth.

I MARVEL AT ALL this. It's
more than I can easily grasp. I
work with computers every day,


but I don't understand them. I
can usually get my column and
the editorials set, plus a few sto-
ries each week, but nothing
which takes extraordinary pro-
gramming or preparation.
In spite of my closeness to
computers, but lack 'of under-
standing, I am completely lost
when it comes to understanding
how they could be used with
such accuracy in matters of
space exploration.
In the first place, how can a
person know what circumstances
such an exploration would en-
counter far enough in advance to
make provisions for them?
How do you program into a
missile that the temperature it
will operate in will be somewhere
between -250 and +2500? It
makes a difference with the accu-
racy of operation of machinery,
you know. And, that's not too
much of a discrepancy in temper-
ature to expect on a planet of
mystery.


WE OUGHT TO be all Just
hanging on the edge of our chair
awaiting the next development.

We're actually seeing history
made, here!
Walking on the moon is kid
stuff alongside of the visit to
Mars.
I simply am beside myself
when I consider everything which
had to be decided and allowed
for, prior to the actual shot,
NEARLY A YEAR AGOI It took the
better part of a year for the space
ship, just to make the trip, much
less perform flawlessly once it ar-
rived.
It's a genuine miracle
I wonder how many people
are blaming the visit to Mars for
the hot weather or the an-
nouncement that we can expect
an unusually large number of
storms this year?
Many people blamed vagaries
of the weather and many unusual


events on the disturbance man
must have caused when he
walked on the moon.

ADD TO THAT the experienc-
es of the trio inside the space sta-
tion Mir.
That, too, is akin to a miracle
happening before our very eyes .
.in our lifetime.
Men more or less marooned
in space have always attracted
our attention. It has been
thought of as the ultimate of
thriller material. Men in this pre-
dicament have been considered
as without hope. The two Rus-
sians and one American are actu-
ally being prepped on repairing
the space station and continuing
their residence in space.
"Go outside and fix the power
antenna, Joe, the TV picture is
fuzzy"
NASA tells us" they aren't in
danger but we knew they were in
danger the minute they stepped
in that rocket ship to take the
trip into space.


-THE STAR-
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This photo was taken at Cape San Blas during Hurricane Danny as surfers from across the state
joined local surfers Scooter Acre and Gage Stallings (inset) to ride the large waves. An unidenti-
fied arm shows of one surfer who didn't make the wave.


"Danny" Has Little Effect On Gulf


get this year is reflected, in two
itemsje system is tightening
its belt to pay off-a deficit of 'ear-
ly $200,000. This resulted from a
*j reduction in state revenues this
past school year.
The other major shift in
school finances is the allowing for
the financing of the expected ren-



Kesley

(From Page 2)
gonna have to come out here and
pay the loan origination fee. And
I'm sony, but I can't waive the
additional finance charge. And
with such a small amount, there
is, of course, a slight minimum
interest charge . .
They didn't let me ,pay my
house back with 19 thousand dol-
lars and a thank you' note!
We're going to talk about their
down payment. I wint to see some
collateral. And we haven't even
gotten down to the annual per-
centage rate yet. Or the intangible
cost recording fee. And gosh. I -
hate to have to charge 'em for
this, but I can't leave out the
Documentary Stamp Tax.
And if they do repay early,
there is a penalty r ......
No wonder bankers are
always smiling.
Can I Help You?
Kes


ovation of the Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary School building. This
'work will be accomplished and
paid for with the levy of a half
cent sales tax local effort levy,
which recently went into effect on
June 1 of this year.
When it all boils down, tax
payers will pay no more this year
than they did last year, but nei-
ther will they pay any less.
A complete recap of the bud-
get, including its several funds,
can be found on page 6A of this
issue of The Star.

Escapees

From Page 1
records ranging from attempt-
ed murder to kidnapping.
Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen would like to thank
the following agencies for their
assistance in the manhunt:
Bay County Sheriffs
Department units and heli-
copter squad, Florida Game
and Freshwater Fish
Commission, Florida Marine
Patrol, Port St. Joe Police
Department, Franklin County
Sheriffs Department, person-
nel from the Gulf, Calhoun
and Franklin Correctional
Institutes, and several local
residents who provided horse-
back search of the area.


ANOTHER SERVICE OF THE STAR

Have construction or

S | house repair questions?
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Question: What area in the interior of a house reveals
the real quality of the house?
Answer: Interior doors influence the perception of a
home's quality. This quality doesn't neces-
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design trends.
Question: What type doors could I use in my master
bedroom to make the appearance of the
whole room more interesting?
Answer: Substituting six paneled design double
doors for flush ones often will add drama
and interest to the entire room.

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


Our Readers Write -.

LETTERS
to the Editor


Petitions Governor for Extension c
Unemployment Compensation Ben


This letter was received by
The Star from Rep. Jamey West-

Comments On
Recent Column
Dear Mr. Ramsey:
I would like to comment on
your editorial in the July 17th,
1997, issue of, The Star.
Firstly, I like what you had to
say-ths words of the well known
old fashioned hymn came to
mind--"Dare, to, be a.Daniel, dare, r
to stand alone, dare -to, have a
purpose firm, and dare to make it
known."
However, there is- a slight er-,
ror in .your message. In the last
paragraph you state. "You would
think a Christian nation would i
have better things to do than be-
rate a religious organization for
standing up for what it believes is
right, wouldn't you?"
The United States of America
is not, repeat not, a Christian, na-
tion. The Pledge, of Allegiance
states, "One nation, under God..."
no reference to Christianity is
made or implied.
Sincerely,
/s/ Marjorie Parker
Port St. Joe, FL 32456


Hurricane Danny had little
effect on most of Gulf County as
it battered the coastline along
west Florida, Alabama, Mississip-
pi and Louisiana throughout the
weekend. It did, bring a fair share
of rain, rough seas, high tides
and winds.
Lynn Todd, at the Port St.
""'Joe Waste Water Treatment ,
Plant, reported that approximate-
ly 3 1/4" of rain fell in the county
Friday through Monday.
The real winners turned out
to be area surfers, as well as sev-


brook.
Dear Doug Jamerson:
My office has been
closely with our Legislat
Director Jay Lyles in wc
problems faced by Gu
Smill workers in obtain
ployment compensation
Mr. Lyles has been i
and should be commend
hard work.
September will marl
of benefits for the 500
women who were laid
. Gulf Coast Paper
ceased operations. Mor
company has not given
cation as to when they w
production.
Gulf County, as
aware, has the highest u
meit rate in the sta
county leaders have beei
diligently to secure new
there are no definite lead
I am requesting tha
tend unemployment c
-tion benefits to the mil
for an additional six moi
time frame would enal
men and women to ma
nent decisions regarding
ture employment.
Sincerely,
/s/ Jamey Westbroo


eral other srifers from around
the state, who took advantage of
the 'motion of the ocean' to enjoy
their sport.
That same surf may have
made sea turtles out to be, the
real losers though. One of our lo-
cal turtle patrol leaders, Barbara
Elles, estimated that as many as
40% of the turtle nests on St. Jo-
seph Peninsula could have been
lost due to the high seas. -
She said the patrol is still as-
sessing the damage but reports
from Joe and Carolyn Hopper at


County Budget
see if they are willing to serve on, 'problem areas are in the north
the board. end of the county where many of
the roads were new construction.
$137,63Panhandle Re questsFee Commissioners Billy Traylor
$17,634 Retainage Fee and Johnny Stanley have said
Bill Kennedy, Preble-Rish they are especially upset with sev-
engineer told the board that eral roads that are literally falling
Panhandle Paving and Asphalt apart and some that have grass
had turned in an invoice request- growing up through them.
ing payment of the $137,634 g u tou t e
retainage fee held by the board The board's attorneyfwill eval-
until they are totally through with uate its position further before it
the $3 million dollar county plans a course of action or pays
na rroect. the remaining retainage funds.


pUVUg p PiAjt;UL.
Board Attorney
McFarland suggested t
table the request until
tract Is reviewed.
The board has exp
dissatisfaction with the
done by Panhandle. MN


Tim


In Other Business


the board Decided to hold a workshop
the con- to consider appointing county
Road Department Supervisor Bob
ressed its Lester to oversee, direct, and
paving job coordinate county workers as
ost of the suggested by Chief Administrator
Don Butler.
`. *'.Agreed to advertise for bids
to construct the county's planned
industrial park south of
Wewahitchka on Highway 71.
*Authorized the board chair-
man to sign the contract with
Dames and Moore to conduct the
of air park feasibility study at Costin
Airport near Jones Homestead.
efits *Set a special meeting at 5:00
p.m. August 12 to hear a griev-
ance request filed by a county
employee as requested by county
I working union negotiator Larry Wells.
ive Affairs -Agreed to planning board
)rking out recommendations to accept
If County Riverside Subdivision (near Willis
ig unem- Landing) and advertise for ordi-
benefits. nance to establish LDR wetland
nvaluable policies no more stringent than
ed for his state and federal regulations
k the end require.
.... -A .Decided to renew the coun-


men andu
off when
Company
over, the
any indi-
illi restart
you are
inemploy-
te. While
n working
industry,
Is.
it you ex-
ompensa-
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nths. This
ble these
ike perti-
g their fu-


PUBLIC NOTICE

The Gulf County Building Official will

be unavailable for inspections from

Thursday, July 31 thru August 8, 1997.

Please arrange all inspections before or

after the dates stated. If there is a need

for an emergency inspection, please con-

tact the Gulf County Planning/Building


Department at (850)


229-8944. Thank


you for your cooperation.

Gulf County Planning/Building Department
2-: 7'2d and 7'31


the Cape seem to indicate severe
damage has occurred to many
nests. Other nesting sites (St. Joe
Beach, Beacon Hill and Mexico
Beach) sustained little if any
damage.
The Gulf County Sheriffs of-
fice reported very little damage
around the county or to roads
other than at the Peninsula. The
departments new substation at
the Stumphole took on a little wa-
ter ;and had to be moved and
some erosion problems reoc-
curred along the cape area.



from Page 1
ty's audit agreement with Mike
Tucker.
*Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells presented
each board member with a copy of
the county's Comprehensive
Emergency Management Plan.
The 325-page document outlines
emergency management plans of
action for all types of emergen-
cies, including hurricanes and
tropical storms.

Road Trip For

F.S.U. Fans!!!!!
Enjoy the excitement of the
Florida State Seminoles vs. the
Clemson Tigers game first hand!
The Gulf Coast Seminole Booster
Club is chartering a, bus for the
-;: big game.
They will be leaving Port St.
Joe on Friday, September 19, and
will return on Sunday, September
21.
If you would like to reserve
your seat, now is the time! Seat-
ing is limited.
To make your reservation or
:for further information, please
contact: Kenny Wood at 647-
8384 or Boyd Pickett at 227-
3800.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1997


Clark Family


Holds Reunion


What has become a family
tradition got even bigger this year


Mrs. J.D. (Beulah) Clark

Communication
Station- Tune In
At Your Library
On Tuesday, July 29 at 3:00
p.m. Frances Wittkoph from the
Springfield Public Library will pre-
sent the Florida Library Youth
Program for the Gulf County
Public Library in Port St. Joe. Ms.
Wittkoph comes each year to give
the children a different program.
This is for children grades one
through four.
Ms. Wittkoph will present
MIXED MESSAGES about misun-
derstanding and miscommunica-
tion in stories that lead to humor-'
ous endings. From lies, tall tales,
and silly mistakes to ridiculous
exaggeration-you'll .love this
"absorption of mexed messages!" '
Refreshments will be served
following the program.

PSJHS Band
Camp-Aug. 4 to'8
t Anyone interested in partici-
pating in the marching band at
PSJHS should attend the camp.
The camp will be held begin-
ning on August 4-8, 8:00 a.m. to
3:00 p.m., In the PSJHS Band
Room.


Zackary Pippin
Look Who's Two!
Zackary Pippin recently cele-
brated his second birthday on
July 13 with a dinosaur party, at
his home in Wewahitchka, with
many friends and family mem-
bers.
Zackary is the son of Kyle
and Sheri Pippin of Wewahitchka.
He is the grandson of Cecil Ray
and Velma Pippin of Port St. Joe
and David and Donna Roberts of
Wewahitchka. Great grandpar-
ents are Tommy and Helen Rob-
erts and Charles and Pearl Fos-
ter, all of Wewahitchka.


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as 57 members of the Clark fami-
ly attended the July beach party.
A week of partying included fami-
ly members from Colorado, Ten-
nessee, Georgia and Mississippi,
in addition to the Florida families
from Milton, Graceville, Cotton-
dale, Panama City, and Port St.
Joe.
"Mama Clark," Mrs. J.D.
(Beulah) Clark, at 84, heads the
clan of six daughters-Joy, Pat,
Catherine, Carolyn, Ruth, and
Nellie-with husbands, children
and grandchildren.
On Saturday morning 54
family members descended upon
the Highland View Baptist
Church Fellowship Hall for food,
fun, children's crafts, a talent pa-
rade, and fellowship.
Despite lots of rainy weather,
Saturday afternoon was' sunny
and the beach party continued.
Although some came early
and left early, only 10 of the 67
total family members were unable
to attend but they were greatly
missed.

Registration for
PSJMS and HVE
Any new student planning to
attend Port St. Joe Middle School
or Highland View Elementary'
School for the 1997-98 school
year, who has not been in to reg-
ister is requested to do so during
the next two weeks.
You may stop by either
school Monday through Thursday
between the hours of 7:00 a.m.
and 3:30 p.m. August 11 is the
first day of school so don't delay
your registration.'


The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be holding a giant
yard sale on Saturday, August
9th from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. (ET)
in the Centennial Building in Port
St. Joe.
Donations are needed to help


Madelin Francis Ramsey
Announce Birth
Houston E. and Danielle H.,
Ramsey, Jr., are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their daugh-
ter, Madelin Francis Ramsey. She
was born July 2, at Sacred Heart
Hospital in Pensacola. Madelin
weighed 6 lb. 3 oz. and was 19 1/
2 in. long.
Welcoming her home is her
big sister, Lyndsey Taylor Ram-
sey. Proud grandparents are
Houston E. and Francis LaVeme
Ramsey, Sr. and Daniel E. and
Gloria Madelin Hansen. She is
also the great granddaughter of
Lora I. Ramsey and the late
George W. Ramsey and Rose Toll
Matheu and the late James Mich-
el Matheu, and also has many
aunts, uncles, nieces, and neph-
ews.


Saya Yau Saw Itt In. Tfle' Star



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PSJ's Class of 1967 Holds Reunion


by Muriel Everton
Graduates of Port St. Joe
High School's class of '67 traveled
from Alabama, Georgia, Illinois,
Louisiana, Michigan, Texas, and
Virginia to join the others from
Florida and Port St. Joe at the
Treasure Bay Lodge for a 30 year
class reunion last weekend.
The class was joined by their
former teachers and mentors that
included Miriam Dismuke, Netta
Niblack, Jacque Price, Wayne
Taylor, Sharon Watson, and Tem-
ple Watson of Port St. Joe; Ron
Nelson of Winter Park, Wayne
Saunders of Chipley, Ron Peter-
son of Quitman, Georgia and Al-
len Scott of Smyrna, Georgia.
As classmates arrived on Fri-
day evening to renew old acquain-
tances, they enjoyed an array of
hors d'oeuvres. To enhance the


fun and friendship, a delicious
buffet was served Saturday night
at the St. Joseph Bay Country
Club. A beautiful reunion cake,
decorated in school colors, com-
plemented the food.
Class members and their
families attended the morning
worship service at the First Bap-


tist Church of Port St. Joe on
Sunday.
The threat of Hurricane Dan-
ny did not dampen the spirits of
the 80 people. including class-
mates, spouses, and guests who
enjoyed the weekend. The i reun-
ion was organized by local class
members: Clark Down, Betty Har-


Port St. Joe Optimist Club

Sponsoring Youth Dances


The Optimist Club's regular
meetings are open to the public.
They meet on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
at Julie's on Reid, 222 Reid Ave-
nue.
On Tuesday, July 29, the
Washington Improvement Group


director, Marsha Harpool, will be
addressing the club. Please come
and meet her as they welcome
her to the community. The WIG
has expressed an interest in us-
ing that facility as a Boys and
Girls Club.
On three Saturday evenings,
the club will be hosting dances at
the Senior Citizens Center for
school aged children. These
chaperoned dances are free of
charge with snacks and drinks
being sold. The dances will be
held on July 26, August 2, and
August 9 from 7:00 to 10:30 p.m.



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Carol Mapes and John Maddox
also assisted with. the planning.

It's A Girl!
Tony Pate proudly announces
the arrival of his baby sister, Jen-
nifer Alexis. She was born on
July 11, weighing 8 lb. 2 1/2 oz.
and measuring 20 1/2 inches
long.
Jennifer Alexis is the daugh-
ter of James Shannon and Betty
Jo Pate of Port St. Joe. She is the
granddaugther of ,James and
Wanda Pate of St. Jde Beach and
William and : Kay praddock of
Morrill, Nebraska. She is also the
great granddaughter of of Nelda
St. John, also of Morrill.






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make this sale a big success. The
senior citizens will accept dona-
tions of household items that
could be used by someone else-
but that you no longer need. So go
to your garage, sheds and closets
and do that random act of kind-
ness. Remember your donations
will help some elderly man or
woman.
The doors will open for the
sale at 8 a.m. Coffee and donuts
will be sold, along with hot dogs
from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thank-"
you for your wonderful support in
the past and again during this
event.


Hayley Marie Ward
Look Who's Two!
Hayley Marie Ward celebrated
her second birthday with a pool
party at her home. in Dalkelth.
Helping her celebrate were her
family and friends: Daddy and
Momma, Granny Pat, Courtney-
"Sissy," Granny and Papa, Aunt
Kathy and Uncle Steve, Aunt
Sandy, Miss B, Torey and Aman-
da Baxley, John, Natalie, Lexi
and Devin Strickland, and Matt,
Teresa, Andrew and Jacob Taylor.
Hayley is the daughter of
Harley and Cindy Ward of Dal-
keith and is the sister of Court-
ney Ward.


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Engaged
Donna D. Harcus and Fritz T.
Stoppelbein would like to invite
all friends and family to their
wedding. The western attire cere-
mony will be held on Saturday,
August 2, at 6:00 p.m., C.D.T., at
Stetsun's, located on Highway 22
in Panama City.

Card of Thanks
In the most trying times we
come to realizethe love of family
and friends. There are no words
to express what we feel as a fami-
ly.
For all the food, flowers,
prayers and acts of kindness we
simply say thank you. With grate-
ful hearts we appreciate the won-
derful message of comfort
brought by Rev. Neal Miller. Rev.
Jean Shoots and Rev. David Fer-
nandez. To Benton Hamm, Pat
Stripling. Sandi Miller and Mary
Ellen Gortman, the beautiful mu-
sic will live always in our hearts.
We want to add our thanks to the
ladies of Glad Tidings Assembly
of God Church who furnished the
meal-the day of the funeral, their
thoughtfulness will be remem-
bered. To the active and honorary
pallbearers, the honor which you
bestowed upon our father by act-
ing as a bearer is gratefully ac-
knowledged, and deeply appre-
ciated.
We would like to thank all
those that even loved and cared
for him. May God richly bless
you.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1997 PAGE 5A


Correctional Officer's Course Rescheduled


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. The class start date has
changed to Monday, August 25th
at 6:00 pm (ET). 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-
rectional officers.
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.

Bus Driver

Inservice
The Gulf County District will
offer its annual eight (8) hours of
inservice for all school bus drivers
on July 31, beginning at 8:00
a.m., at Port St Joe High School.
This is required in order to
renew a bus driver's license. All
physical examinations and letters
from certain doctors must be pre-
sented at that time.


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Move Bee Hives
Away from Coast
It's dog fly season again. Eve-
ry summer those pesky little crea-
tures with the big bite invade
coastal communities throughout*
Florida.
The Gulf County Mosquito
Control wants to issue a reminder
to local bee workers that periodic
aerial spraying for dog fly control
will occur during the summer
months. The spray, used by the
state, will damage bee apiaries.
Local bee workers need to
move their hives inland in order
to avoid possible damage during
the dog fly season.

Area Students
to Participate
Students from Apalachicola
and Port St. Joe High Schools will
be participating in a presentation
Thursday, July 24, from 11:30
a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (ET) at the Ap-
alachicola Natural Estuarine.
The presentation will be on
the ecology of the Apalachicola
Bay.
The study is sponsored by,
the' Governor's Gifted Summer
Program and Gulf Coast Commu-
nity College.

Jet Ski Accident
Injures Youth
Late Sunday afternoon, a jet
ski accident on the Intercoastal
Waterway, near White City, in-
jured a passenger, Jake Lewis.
According to the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office, Tommy Vickers
was operating the water craft and
pulling Lewis behind it riding an
innertube.
While making a turn the tube
apparently whipped into the bank
hitting some stumps and injuring
Lewis, who received lacerations to
his head.
The Florida Marine Patrol is
investigating the accident.

Many Thanks
The Port St. Joe High School
Cheerleaders would like to thank
the following contributors for
their support of the Summer
Men's Softball Tournament: Co-
stin and Costin, Preble-Rish, Inc.,
St. Joe Papermakers Federal
Credit Union, First Union Nation-
al Bank, and Arizona Chemical.
A special thanks also goes to
the following individuals for do-
nating their time and effort to
help make the tournament a suc-
cess: Mickey Gainnie, Larry Bate-
man, Jason Brant, Richard Da-
vis, Justin Parrish, James Pate,
Buddy Layfield, Rick Williams,
Steve Lawrence, Chuck Gannon,
Perry Adkison, and Tim Cope-
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Christopher Cleveland Bailey
Look Who's 2!
Christopher Cleveland Bailey
turned two years old on Wednes-
day, July 16. He celebrated his
birthday with a party at the home
of this grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Cleveland Bailey, Sr.
Christopher is the son ol
Florence Bailey of Tallahassee.


Donna Spears
Spears Named
Top Producer
Donna Spears was named
"Top Producer" for Prudential Re-
sort Realty for the month of June.
Donna earned this award for
her production in real estate
sales and listings, winning over
seven full time agents in two offic-
es, according to company presi-
dent, Rose Drye. Ms. Spears is
originally from Port St. Joe and
she and her family now reside in
St. Joe Beach.
Ms. Spears works at the new
Prudential Resort Realty office lo-
cated on C-30 at the St. Joseph
Bay Country Club. She handles
beach and resort property on
Cape San Bias and throughout
Gulf County.

Melvin Fish Fry
Re-Scheduled
The Melvin Benefit Fish Fry
has been rescheduled for Satur-
day, July 26, due to Hurricane
Danny.
Please come out and partici-
pate.


Summer Bingo
Games Begin
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association invites the
public to play bingo in the air-
conditioned new center. The
senior citizens are holding a spe-
cial promotion which began on
Tuesday, July 22nd.
They will have drawings for
door prizes and extra packs of
playing cards. The purchaser of
one set will receive one $2.50
book free. Also, there will be free
iced tea and coffee available.
The proceeds from the bingo
games will be used to pay for the
new center and the administra-
tion of the program for elderly ser-
vices. The doors will open at 5
p.m. for early bird games and the
regular games will begin at 7 p.m.


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NOTICE OF


TAX INCREASE

The Gulf County School Board will soon


consider a measure to increase
property tax levy by 7.04 percent.


its


A portion of the tax levy is required
under state law in order for the school
board to receive $6,756,684.99 in state
education grants. The required portion
has increased by 5.04 percent, and
represents approximately eight tenths of
the total proposed taxes.
The remainder of the taxes is proposed
solely at the discretion of the school
board.
All concerned citizens are invited to a
public hearing on the tax increase to be
held on July 29, 1997, at 5:15 P.M., at the
Gulf County School Board, 150 Middle
School Road, Port St. Joe, Florida.


A DECISION


on the proposed


tax


increase and the budget will be made at
this hearing.
Publish July 24, 1997

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NOTICE OF TAX FOR

SCHOOL CAPITAL OUTLAY

The Gulf County School Board will soon consider a
measure to impose a .961 mill property tax for Capital
Outlay Projects listed herein.
This tax is in addition to the School Board's proposed tax
of 7.057 mills for operating expenses and is proposed
solely at the discretion of the School Board. THE
COMBINED SCHOOL BOARD TAX INCREASE FOR BOTH
OPERATING EXPENSES AND CAPITAL OUTLAY IS SHOWN IN
THE ADJACENT NOTICE.
The Capital Outlay Tax will generate approximately
$588,732.00 to be used for the following projects:

Maintenance. Renovation, and Repair
\ Lighting
Doors & Windows
Resurface Track
Motor Vehicle Purchases
Purchase of Two (2) School Buses
New and Replacement Equipment
HVAC Systems
School Furniture and Equipment
Data Processing Equipment
All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to
be held on,July 29, 1997, at 5:15 P.M. at the Gulf County
School Board meeting room, Port St. Joe, Florida.
A DECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will
be made at the hearing.
Publish July 24, 1997
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DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF GULF COUNTY
THE PROPOSED OPERATION BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF GULF COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
PROPOSED MILEAGE LEVY ARE 1.0 PERCENT MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S OPERATING EXPENDITURES
OPERATING
LOCAL EFFORT 6.359
DISCRETIONARY .510
DEBT SERVICE
CAPITAL OUTLAY .961
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCRETIONARY .188
TOTAL 8.018
REVENUES GENERAL SPECIAL REVENUE DEBT SERVICE CAPITAL PROJECT TRUST & AGENCY
Federal 125,382.16 935,311.10
State Sources 6,756,684.99 15,650.00 72.634.45 374,081.00
Local Sources 4,598,384.00 188,500.00 455,000.00 596,282.00 1,740.00
Total Revenues 11,480,451.15 1 1,139,461.10 527,634.45 970,363.00 1,740.00
Transfers In 244,544.00 80,000.00 260,309.64 2,692,441.00
Non-revenue Sources
FUND BALANCES July 1, 1997 237,779.89 33,371.93 2,857,262.79 240,785.86 28,740.79
TOTAL REVENUES AND BALANCES 11,962,775.04 4 1,252,833.03 3,645,206.88 3,903,589.86 30,480.79
EXPENDITURES
Instruction 6,908,197.37 482,466.90
Pupil Personnel Services 431,027.00 39,565.00
Instructional Media Services 285,090.99 10,254.10
Instructional & Curriculum Development Services 163,504.33
Instructional Staff Training 180,635;57 11,000.00
Board of Education 146,376.00
General Administration 364,162.85 17,031.89
School Administration 996,793.50 22,698.21
Facilities Acquisition Construction 3,264,807.43
Fiscal Services 134,810.00
Food Services 630,552.00
Central Services 63,000.00
Pupil Transportation Services 611,102.00 3,400.00
Operation of Plant 945,661.00
Maintenance of Plant 568,224.00
Community Services 7,425.25 1,395.00 1,350.00
Debt Service 598,304.64
TOTAL EXPENDITURES 11,806,009.86 1,218,363.10 598,304.64 3,264,807.43 1,350.00
Transfers Out 80,000.00 2,692,441.00 504,853.64
FUND BALANCES June 30, 1998 76,765.18 34,469.93 354,461.24 133,928.79 29,130.79
TOTAL EXPENDITURES
TRANSFERS & BALANCES 11,962,775.04 1,252,833.03 3,645,206.88 3,903,589.86 30,480.79
The tentative, adopted, and/or final budgets are on file in the office of the above mentioned taxing authority as a public record.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1997 PAGE 7A


County Dixie Youth Majors In Playoffs


In a bid for the district champi-
onship title and a berth in the state
playoffs, the Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka Dixie Youth Leagues'
Major All-Stars (12 years and
under) began tournament play last
Saturday in Callaway.
As of press time Wednesday,
Port St. Joe Is 2-0 on the tourney
and Wewahitchka 2-1. St. Joe was
set to play Apalachicola (1-0) in the
winner's bracket Wednesday at 9
p.m. (ET).
Wednesday's winners will play
at 9 p.m. (ET) Thursday night.
Wewahitchka was awaiting a 7 p.m.
(ET) Thursday match against the
loser of the St. Joe/Apalach game.
Play will continue in Callaway
nightly at 7 and 9 p.m. (ET) until
Friday or possibly Saturday.
Everyone is encouraged to attend
these games and support the youth
of Gulf County in this endeavor.
Opening Night Match-Ups
In Game #1, Parker defeated
Springfield 16-1 in a one-hitter 10
run rule game.
The second game of the evening
featured the home team, Callaway,
and the Port St. Joe All Stars. With
Adam Nixon leading his team from
the mound, hurling a one-hitter
game, St. Joe took a 4-1 victory.
Nixon struck out 13 Callaway bat-
ters, while only walking three. The
defense backed his efforts, playing
an error-free game.
The score remained tied at one-
all going into the sixth inning when
a double by Aaron Hamm to center
field broke the game open. Joshua
Smith singled to bring in the go-
ahead run.
Also banging out hits for St. Joe
were Raye Bailey, Terrence
Chambers, James Daniels and
Nixon, each with a single.

Wewahitchka defeated Bayou
George 14-3 in the late% game
Saturday as Justin Barnes had a
double and grand-slam home run to
stop the game due to the 10 run
rule. Sean Kerrigan and Derrick
McMillion each added two singles.
Leading his team's defense,
Jonathan Thomas pitched a four-
hitter game for Wewa, recording six
strike-outs and no walks.
Monday Evening Duals
Apalachicola's All Stars defeat-
ed Wewahitchka 3-0 in the early
game Monday. In the late night
match-up, Wewa couldn't seem to


stir their bats to put a run on the
board: their only hits picked up by
Thomas and Andrae Williams, each
a single.
Williams and McMillion shared
duties on the mound, fielding a
great outing to put together 15
strike-outs and allowing only two
Apalachicola hits.

St. Joe's bats came to life
Monday night against the Parker All
Stars, scoring 11 runs on 12 hits.
After a scoreless first inning, St. Joe
came out swinging in the second,
scoring five runs on two' hits and
three walks.
Christopher Knox led all hitters
with two singles and three RBI.
Knox also went the distance in a
solid performance on the mound,
giving up three runs on three hits,
striking out nine batters, and giving
4p six walks.
Other St. Joe hitters included
Nixon with a solo home run;
Michael Douds, a single, a double
and a RBI; Bobby Phillips, a double
and 2 RBI; Daniels, two singles and
a RBI; Hamm, two singles;
Chambers, a single and 2 RBI; and


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Kneeling (1 to r) are: Bobby Phillips, Terrance Chambers,
Michael Douds, Raye Bailey, Micah Dodson and James Daniels.
In center row standing are: Christopher Knox, Dustin Powell,
Joshua Smith, Byron Jones, Aaron Hamm -and Asst. Coach
Jimmy Daniels. Standing in rear, are players, Bryan Thomas and
Adam Nixon, Asst. Coach Buddy Hamm and Mgr. Randy Phillips.


Wewa's Major Division All Stars
First row (1 to r) are: Beau Ludlam, Kyle Rich, Scan Kerrigan,
Jonathan Thomas, Justin Barnes and Trampus Andrews. Second
row (1 to r) are: Jeffrey Marshall. Hunter Nunnery. Michael
Gor tman, Jimmy Hall, Terry Myers, Andrae Williams and Derrick
McMillion. Coaches, standing in rear. are: Andy Thomas
(Manager), Jeff Andrews and Victor Gortman.


Dustiri Powell, a single.'
Tuesday's Games
Callaway defeated Springfield '
17-4 in an early evening loser's
bracket game to knock them out of
further play in the tourney.

Wewahitchka returned to
Callaway Tuesday night determined
to see the tourney's end, and took
one step toward that by eliminating
Parker in a 10-5 defeat .
Thomas was on the mound for;
his team, striking out six, allowing
seven hits, and giving up only three
walks. Offensively Thomas was -

Swain Chosen to

Certify Golfers
The U.S. Teachers Golf Feder-
ation chose local PGA golf pro.
Jerry Swain. to travel to Lana
Hills Country Club on the Island
of Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands
and Hanwon Country Club in
Seoul Korea to certify golf profes-
sionals.
There were 83 golfing proles-
sionals taking part with a total of
28 passing the three categories to
qualtiV as a teaching professional.


I PJUBLIC, NOTICEU


NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
.. TOCOCLF COUNY.SCHOOLBOARD ....
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County Schc..:.



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 implementation.
IF REQUESTED, A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT.
Time: 9:00 A.M.; E.T.
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 1997
Place: Board Room,
Gulf County School Board Office
150Middle 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.
The addition and changes are proposed by Charles
Temple Watson, Director of Support Services and
approved for consideration by Jerry E. Kelley,
Superintendent.
S' Amendments:
4.35 Controlled Open Enrollment
1.80 Charter Schools
2te, July 17 and 24, 1997.
NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, Under Chapter 90-
267,, that the undersigned, desiring to engage In
business under the Fictitious Name of
COLUMBIA HOMEtARE
Located at
410 LONG AVENUE
In the city of PORT ST. JOE, GULF
County, Florida, Intends to register the said name
with the Division of Corporations of the
Department of State.
Dated at Tallahassee, Florida, this the 24th day of
July, 1997.
OWNERS:
GULF COAST MEDICAL PARTNERS
LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
Itc, July 24, 1997.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: Estate of
JEWEL COVINGTON COODY
Deceased
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 97-38-CP
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of Jewel
Covington Coody, deceased, File Number 97-38-
CP, Is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is
1000 Fifth Street, Port St Joe, Florida 32456. The


names and addresses of the personal representa-
u- .&nd the p'.,:nal repreenLtative s anornev are
--sert rth' Belt," ...- -..... ...... .....
All iineresr.e persons .are required tr, lie
alih hiL caurt o1 All claims agalnrn re estate
WATRI-FN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE FIRST PUB
LOCATION OF THIS NOTICE, and Ib any c.becuon
by an interested person to whom this notice is
served that challenges the validity of the will, the
qualifications of the personal representative,
venue, or jurisdiction of the Court 'WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
* AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THE OBJECTING PERSON.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
Is July 24, 1997.
Is/ ALAN THOMPSON, ESQ.
P. 0. Drawer 1579
Panama City, FL 32402
904/769-3434
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 098193
Personal Representative:
/s/ MOLLIE BELL HOSKINS
1300 Foster Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401
2tc, July 24 and 31, 1997.
PUBLIC NOTICE
NO-1CE ISP EREBN GIVEN that the City
Commissi:., .;: i-.e i:Crir, l F i 't St. Joe, Florida at
its meeting on the 5th day of August, 1997, at 8:00
P.M., EDT, in the Fire Station on Williams Avenue,
Port St. Joe, Florida, will have a first reading and
consider an Ordinance with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 14-3 OF
THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, WHICH DEALS WITH
PUBLIC NUISANCE; AMENDING PARAGRAPH (c).
PROVIDING FOR CIVIL PENALTIES FOR OWNERS
OR KEEPERS OF ANIMALS RUNNING AT LARGE:
PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF ALL ORDI-
NANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CON-
FLICT HEREWITH AND PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
and at its meeting on August 18, 1997, at 8:00
P.M., EDT, in the Fire Station on Williams Avenue,
Port St. Joe, Florida, will consider for final adoption
the above mentioned ordinance. I.
All interested parties are invited to attend
and be heard. Copies of said Ordinance are on file
at the office,of the City Clerk and may be inspect-
ed by the public during normal working hours.
CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
'BY: Johnny Linton
Mayor-Commissioner
Attest. Pauline Pendarvis
City Auditor/Clerk
Itc, July 24, 1997.
PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of Wewahitchka will accept sealed bids
until 4:00 P.M. August 11, 1997 at City Hall for
surplus City Property (One Truck, One Air
Compressor, One Tractor, and various scrap
metal). Items can be viewed during normal City
operating hours.
City Clerk
Itc. July 24, 1997.


BEST FOOT FORWARD
By: Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist


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fashion designers have resurrect-
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been popular in the past. The
platform shoe has high, thick
soles and even higher heels.
Although today's high-fash-
ion platform shoes are made of
lighter-weight materials than
those in the past, they are not
wise for everyday wear. Aside
from thrusting one's weight onto
the toes, because the heels are so
much higher. platform shoes


make walking
an awkward .
adventure.
Indeed, at a
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extremely high platforms stum-
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to the feet and the risk of injury.
Presented in the interest
of better foot care by:
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effective also, delivering a single
and double.
Jimmy Hall led all hitters with a
double and two singles. Williams
was strong at the plate, hammering
out two doubles.

Gulf Rifle Club
Pistol Matches
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
two pistol matches, a PPC (police
pistol combat) and a bullseye
match, on Saturday morning,
July 26th. Registration and set-
up will start at 8:30 a.m. and the'
PPC match will begin at 9:00. The
bullseye match will follow the
conclusion of the PPC match.
Both matches will be restrict-
ed to center-fire revolvers or semi-
autos. Each match will consist of
60 rounds. All pistol shooters are
invited to compete in the monthly
matches.
For additional information
call 229-8421. Trap shooters are
reminded that Sunday's shoots
have been changed to 6:30 until
further notice.

Attention Gulf

County Hunters
There will be an important
meeting for all Gulf County hunt-
ers and sportsmen. The meeting
will be held July 31, at 8:00 p.m.,
E.D.T., at the White City Volun-
teer Fire Department.
If you hunt on St. Joe Land
and Development land and plan
to continue to hunt on St. Joe
land in Gulf County, you need to
be present at this meeting.
All hunters-still, bird hunt-
- er, coon hunters, etc..-are asked
to attend.


Men and Women's
Softball Tourney
There will be a men and
women's softball tournament on
August 1.
For more information contact
Beverly Quinn, 229-8098, or Billy
Dixson, 229-8714.


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FL Diamond Kings National Champs


The Florida Diamond Kings
with local players Adam Harmm,
Brandon 'Jones, and Blake Rish
traveled to Richmond, Virginia last
Monday, and after six days of games
returned as the 13-year-old nation-
al champions.
The Diamond Kings squad
includes players representing eight
Panhandle cities from Monticello to
Fort Walton Beach. The team has
participated in several tournaments I
throughout the Southeastern U. S.
and sports a 35-6 record to go with
their National Chamnpionship tro-
phy.
The Diamond Kings have
placed third or better in every tour-
nament this season with champi- ,
onships in Gainesville; Dalton,
Georgia; and Richmond, Virginia.
The team leaves Miami on July 30
for South America where they will
play a seven day tour of baseball In
Venezuela.
Kentucky 10, Diamond Kings 5
In the opening game of the
tournament the Diamond Kings lost
their only game to a very talented
Kentucky team, 10-5. Several bat-
ters had one hit, including Adam
Hamm of Port St. Joe who con-
tributed with a double and scored
one run.
Diamond Kings 15, Virginia I
Wewa's Brandon Jones pitched
four innings of three-hit ball while
striking out nine batters to lead the
Diamond Kings to a 15-1 victory In


Game 2. Brian Scott pitched the
fifth inning in the run rule short-
ened game and struck out all three
batters he faced.
Fort Walton's Scott led with
three hits, two RBI, and three stolen
bases. Hamm picked up right where
he left off the first game with two
more hits, scoring two runs and
stealing a base% Jones had one hit,
stole two bases and drove in four
runs, and Panama City player Scott
', Bass had two hits and two RBI.
Diamond Kings 12,
Chesterfield Blues 4
In Game 3, the Diamond Kings.
sent two Tallahassee pitchers to the
mound needing a victory to advance
to the riext round of play. Sean


VanGuilder and Ricky Bowes com-
bined to strike out seven batters
, while only giving up four runs over
seven innings to help seal a victory.
Jeff Bossee, Kelly Seebaldt,
Michael Gilley, Scott and
VanGuilder each had two hits to
pace the Diamond Kings offensively.
Scott contributed four RBI; Jones
and Bowes each picked up a pair of
RBI.
Diamond Kings 10, Michigan 0
In Game 4 of the World Series
Tournament, the Kings used the
strong pitching combination of
Bossee (of Marianna), Bass and
Hamm to shut out the previously
undefeated team representing the
state of Michigan.


Blake Rish, left, of Wewahitchka, Adam Hamm of Port St. Joe, cen-
ter, and Brandon Jones, right, of Wewahitchka, are members of the
1997 Nation~l Champion Diamond Kings in the 13-year old bracket
of select baseball. The trio will leave on a trip to Venezuela the end
of the month to play a week of exhibition baseball.


Kneeling (1 to r) are: Ashton Larry, Daniel Welch, Travis Burge, Zack Williams, Justin McCroan
and Sidney Harris. Players standing are: Josh Jenkins, Chad Lucas, Coy Knox, Aaron Little, Kenny
McFarland' and Bart Lowry. Coaches, standing in rear, are: Travis Burge, Phil McCroan and Curtis,
Little. Teammate Garrett Garland was not available for the photo.


PSJ10 Year Olds Headed To State


Dodging Hurricane Danny's
threat of thunderstorms Friday
night. the District Four AAA (10
years and under) All Stars from Port
St. Joe and Wewahlitchka played the
championship game with the south-
ern Gulf County team rising to a 12-
2 victory. In a fifth Inning run rule
climax. St. Joe earned a chance at a
state title.
Going the. distance on the
mound for St. Joe was pitcher,
Travis Burge who allowed four hits
and struck out seven, while stretch-
ing nine walks across Wewa's five
at-bats.
Offensively the Port St. Joe All
Stars were led by Kenny McFarland
who punched two doubles to the
outfield, batting in three runs. Zack
Williams was a large factor, driving
two doubles to center field, the sec-
ond in the fifth Inning to bring in
the two runs needed for the run rule
to be called. Ashton Larry and
Burge each had singles and Chad'
Lucas drove a sacrifice fly to center
to put a run on the board.
The starting pitcher on the


mound for the Wewahitchka All
Stars in the championship game
was Steven Peak who struck out
three, walked six, and allowed four
hits in 3 1/3 innings.. He was
relieved by Brandon Skipper who
walked two and gave up one hit.
Driving through Wewa's hits
were Jeffery Semmes with a single,'
double, and a RBI; Peak with a dou-
ble; and Random Jackson picked
up a single. .
Wewa fielded an all-around
solid team for its first season in
Dixie Youth participation, but were
unable to silence the bats of their
opponents from St. Joe.
Advance to State Playoffs
With Friday night's win the Port
St. Joe team earned a berth in the
state tournament beginning
Monday, July 28th in Sneads.repre-
senting District IV.
The tourney will officially open
Sunday (7:30 ET) at a banquet held
by the host team at Chipola Junior
College; Players, coaches, parents
and fans are all invited to attend. A


Wewa's All Stars-Runners Up!
Kneeling (1 to r) are: Cody Bidwell, Josh Pitts, Brandi Sasser,-
Trannon Myers, Jacob Jackson and Kyle Barnes. Players stand-
ing are: Will Strange, Steven Peak, Random Jackson, Brandon
Skipper, Trinton Myers and Jeffery Semmes. Coaches, standing
in rear, are: Charles Grice, Tony Strange and Steve Peak.
Teammate Brittney Grice was not available for the photo.


: $7.50 per plate fee will be asked of
the parents and fans wishing to be
served the evening meal.
The St. Joe team is slated for'
Game #1 at 7 p.m. (ET) Monday
where Districts II and IV have been
paired in an ,earlier drawing.
District II 'is represented by
Northeast Pensacola Blue, a league
which has always fielded a tough,
competitive team. Other district
representatives traveling across the
state will hail from Fort Meade,
Okeechobee National and
Wildwood.
The eight team bracket will ibe
finished out by the host league who
will also enter a team, as well as two
other leagues In the state still to be
determined in district play-offs
ongoing this week. '
To reach the Sneads baseball
complex, take Hwy. 71 north to
Blountstown where you will turn
north (right) on Hwy. 69. When you
reach Hwy. 90 In Grand Ridge turn
east (right) for a short drive to
Sneads. The fields are located on
the north side (left) of Hwy; 90. For
more information on the banquet or
games, contact the team's coaches.
Recap of Earlier Games
In the first match of the evening
Wednesday, Apalachicola shut


down Springfield i4-4 in a ten run
rule game.

The nightcap Wednesday fea-
tured Port St. Joe and Callaway in
the winner's bracket game. St. Joe
dropped the Bay County All Stars
into the loser's bracket with an 8-4
defeat.
McFarland hurled for the home
team in the top two innings of the
game, picking up two strike outs,
issuing no walks, and allowing
three hits. Burge came in relief in
the third and closed the game,
charting two strike outs. two walks,
and giving up three hits.
Offensively for St. Joe, Bart
Lowry led with a double and a sin-
gle; followed by Williams and Sidney
Harris with a double each, and
McFarland, who added a single.
Thursday Night's Semi-Finals
'In an early win-or-go-home
duel, Wewahitchka's offense out-hit
their Callaway counterparts nine to
three contributing to a 13-4 victory
and earning advancement to
Friday's championship game.
Leading in the attack was
Skipper with a triple, double and
single. Semmes drove through a
single and a double and Josh Pitts
added two singles.' Trinton Myers
and Kyle Barnes each had a single.
Will Strange pitched 3 1/3
innings for Wewa allowing only
three hits, while striking out two
and walking four. Pitts entered the
game in relief to seal the victory,
allowing no hits and striking out
three Callaway batters.
Also adding to the winning
effort for the Wewa team during the
week were teammates Cody Bidwell,
Brandi Sasser, Trannon Myers,
Jacob Jackson, and Brittney Grice.
To cap off the evening of out-
standing Gulf County baseball, Port
St. Joe took an 8-7 win over.
Apalachicola, and shut them out of
future play.
Opening the game on the
mound for St. Joe was Lowry. In 3
2/3 innings he struck out five, gave
up no walks and allowed only two
hits. McFarland relieved him to
close the fourth with one pitch, a
passed ball which catcher Williams
retrieved and flipped to him to make
the tag on the home-bound runner.
Chad Lucas pitched in the fifth,


charting two each strike-outs, hits,
and walks. In his only tournament
pitching appearance, Williams took
the mound in the sixth, striking out
two and allowing no hits, to close
the door on Apalachicola's chances.
Six hits attributed to the total
score for St. Joe. They included a
single and a game-winning triple by
Justin McCroan, a double each by
Williams and McFarland, and a sin-
gle each by Daniel Welch and
Lowry. -
Other players bolstering the'
line-up through the week's tourney
for St. Joe were Garrett Garland,
Josh Jenkins, Coy Knox, and Aaron
Little.


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Once again, VanGuilder paced'!2,
the Kings with three hits. Jones '
also contributed three hits and five
RBI with a grand slam.Blair Mercer
(of Blountstown) and Bossee each
added two hits.
Diamond Kings 8, Kentucky 2
As a result of their victory over
Michigan, the' Diamond Kings
advanced to the semi-finals. To
reach Sunday's finals, the team had
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squad that had beaten them on
Tuesday-handing the Kings only
their sixth loss of the season. i.
The Kentucky Jets jumped on
the Kings early scoring two runs in
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also had three hits, with two triples,
and scored a run. Bowes,
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three RBI.
Championship Game: Diamond
Kings 9, Atlanta Mustangs 1
In the tournament finals 5,
against the Atlanta Mustangs,
Hamm, Bossee and Jones combined
for a five-hitter while striking out
eight Mustang hitters.
VanGuilder and Rish lead the
Kings' hitting attack. VanGuilder
had four hits, two stolen bases,
scored two runs and added an RBI.
Rish had three' hits including a,
triple and three RBI. Mercer, Scott,;
Bowes, Bass and Hamm each added-
two hits.- ,
Upon completion of 'the final"
game, the USSSA National
Organization held an awards cere-
mony and the Diamond Kings were,
awarded the 13-year-old National
Championship trophy.
All three of Gulf County's play-
ers had an excellent tournament.
Jones was selected as the Defensive
Player and the tournament's Most1
Outstanding Defensive Player.
Jones batted .381 for the tourna-,
ment with 12 RBI and pitched six;
innings allowing one run.
Hamm batted .476 and pitched.
three innings, allowing one run.1
Rish batted. 500 for the tournament
with three RBI and four runs
scored. VanGuilder was selected
Tournament MVP after batting'
.557, scoring nine runs, five RBI,'
and recording five stolen, bases.
Seven Diamond Kings made the All-
Tournament team including Rish
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Joseph Badger
Joseph Badger passed away
July 21 at Gulf Pines Hospital in
Port St. Joe. "Mr. Joe," as he was
affectionately known, was born
on April 17, 1917 in Leon County
to the late Lock Badger and the
late Eileen Speed. He was mar-
ried to Elmira Badger and Mary
Badger, who both preceded him
in death. Mr. Badger worked for
many years for the City of Port St.
Joe, where he was very active in
the volunteer fire department.
Mr. Badger leaves to mourn
his passing two brothers, John
Henry Badger and Robert Badger;
two sisters, Lilla Ford and Juani-
ta Ellebee; three god children, Pa-
tricia Lewis, Jerry Boykins and
Sharon Boykins; and a, host of
nieces, nephews, cousins and
friends.
Funeral services for Joseph
Badger will be held on. Saturday,
July 26, at 2:00 p.m. at the Phila-
delphia Primitive Baptist. Church
with the Elder Jessie Hawkins of-
ficiating. Interment will follow at
Forest Hill Cemetery..

Preston McCormick
Preston T. "Mac" McCormick.
82, of Port St. Joe, died Tuesday.
4* ;July 15, in a local hospital. Born


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in Chipley, he was a lifetime resi-
dent of Gulf County. He was the
retired owner of McCormick Gro-
cery Store and also owned Mac's
Pawn Shop in Highland View. Mr.
McCormick was a member of the
Oak Grove Assembly of God
Church and was the chairman of
the water commission that was
instrumental in getting water to
Highland View.
He is preceded in death by
his first wife, Nellie D. McCor-
mick. Mr. McCormick is survived
by his wife, Mary McCormick of
Port St. Joe; one son, Eugene T.
McCormick and wife Sandy of
Orange, Texas; four daughters,
Betty Jo Folsom and husband
Glenn of Tallahassee, Fayette
Schroeder of Valliant, Oklahoma,
Pat Hartley and husband Sherrill
of Wewahitchka, Sue Richter and
-husband Bo of Donalsonville,
Georgia; 11 grandchildren and 14
great grandchildren.
:Funeral services, for Mr.
McCormick were conducted' on
Friday, July 18,.at 2:00 p.m. (CT)
in the 'Glad Tidings Assembly of
God Church' in Wewahitchka,
with the Rev. Neal Miller, Pastor
Jean Shoots, and Rev. Dave Fer-
nandez officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Jehu Cemetery. The fol-
lowing gentlemen were active


pallbearers: Charles Borders, Bil-
ly Carr. Carl Dean, Charles Lind-,
sey, John Clark, Louie Flowers,
Mike Stripling and Ricky Carter.
Honorary pallbearers were: the
Gold Agers of Glad Tidings As-
sembly of God Church and Walter
H. Roberson.
Gilmore Southerland Funeral
Home was in charge of all ar-
rangements.


Charlotte Gable
Charlotte Marie Gable, 62, of
Highland View, passed away
Tuesday morning at the home of
her daughter in Highland View.
She had been a resident here for
the past several months, coming
from the Atlanta, Georgia area.
Survivors include her chil-
dren, Jack D. Corbin, Jr. and
wife Jackle of Conyers. Georgia,
Misty Garrett and husband Jerry
of Highland View, Wayne Lee
Liles of Stockbridge, Georgia.
Jonathan Wayne Liles. Jr. of Pan-
ama City, Thomas Lee Liles of
Stockbridge, Georgia. and Robert
Lee Gable and wife Michelle of Jo-
nesboro, Georgia; six grandchil-
dren; four great grandchildren:
and her sister, Peggy Olsen and
husband Stewart of Tom's River,
New Jersey.
Cremation is scheduled.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home.


Jewell G. Wlllis
Jewell Gladys Willis, 89, of
Port St. Joe, residing in Bay St.
Joseph Care Center, died Thurs-
day, July 17, in a local hospital.
Born in Carroll County, Georgia,
she moved to this area seven
years ago from Atlanta. She was a
homemaker and was Baptist by
faith. Mrs. Willis Is' survived by.
one: son,! Howard D. McKirnney
and wife Gladys of Mexico Beach;:
three grandchildren. Danny: H.
McKinney of Dallas, Texas. Char-
lotte A. Austin of Mexico BeAch.
and James Ronald McKinney of
South Dakota: and seven great
grandchildren. I
Memorialization will be by
cremation.
Gilmore Southerland was in
charge of all arrangements.

Daisy A. Reeves
Daisy Ann Reeves, 68. of Port
St. Joe, died Saturday, July' 12.
in Panama City. Mrs. Reeves
moved to Gulf County in 1985
from Baltimore County. Mary-.
land. She was a retired inspector.
employed for 25 years by $ata,
Shoe Company in Aberdeen. Ma-
ryland. Mrs. Reeves was very; ac-
tive in her community and was a
. member of the First Pentecostal
Holiness Church of Port St. Joe.
She i1 survived by two sqns.
Thomas Stewart and Robert Viar.
both of Aberdeen. Maryland; |one
daughter.; Eva Mae Watson and


husband Kirk of Port St. Lucie;
one sister,. Viola Williams of An-
dalusia, Alabama; nine grandchil-
dren and five great grandchil-
dren.
Mrs. Reeves was returned to
Aberdeen, Maryland for burial.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the First Pente-
costal Holiness Church of Port St.
Joe.
All services were under the
direction of Gilmore Southerland
Funeral Home.

Harold Anderson
Harold C. (Andy) Anderson, of
Port St. Joe, died July 21 after a
valiant battle with cancer.
He was born on December 2,
1927, the only child of the late
Mr. and Mrs. L,L. Anderson, "of
De Witt, Arkansas.: "
In 1946 he joined the Army
Air Corps, shorty ,to become the
U.S. Air Force. After nine years of
active duty, Andy transferred tbo
the Air Force Reserves, retiring in,
1969 as a lieutenant colonel.
He earned a Bachelor of Sci-
ence Degree Magnaa cum" laude)
and a Master of Business Admin-,
istration degree from Louisiana .
State University in Baton Roue,
Louisiana.
Following 'graduation. 'he
Joined IBM in .their sales'division.
He held the part of manager of
marketing operations at IBM's
European headquarters in Paris,
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marketing for Southeast Asia, liv-
ing a number of years in Europe
and Asia.
In 1987 he moved to Port St.
Joe and became a real estah: bro-
ker with Cape San Bias Realty.
Throughout his life he was a
volunteer with many organiza-
tiotis, including Junior Achieve-
ment, Meals on Wheels, United
Way, SCORE (Service Corps of
Retired Executives), Boy Scouts
of America, and lately South Gulf
County Fire Department.
He leaves behind his wife of
48 years, Barbara, and five chil-
dren; Michael Anderson (Vivian)
of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Mark
Anderson (Susan) of De Ridder,
Louisiana, Matthew Anderson
(Raymi) of Chalmette, Louisiana,
Melissa Planert (Mike) of Milden-
hall, England, and Mitzi Gold-
stein (Stephen). of East Lansing,
Michigan. He -also leaves three
grandchildren: Jennifer Ander-
son, Thomas Planert and Katie
Planert. .
Cremation is scheduled. Me-
mortal services will be held at St.
James Episcopal Church on
Wednesday, July 30, at 1:00 p.m.
(ET).
The family requests that in
lieu of flowers donations be made
to Bay Medical Hospice. P.O. Box
1729. Panama City. FL 32402;
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Department, c/o Joe Capuano,
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P,, E2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1997

Lake Alice Park Playground Grand

Opening Celebration In Full Swing

Full Day of Activities Scheduled for Friday, August 1; A Public Ceremonial
Ribbon Cutting Planned for 11 a.m. to Mark Park's Official Grand Opening


The Lake Alice park
Playground Project (Phase I) is
nearing completion. Fisher's
Construction Company began


the shores of Lake Alice in
Wewahitchka. A ribbon cutting
ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m.
(CT) to open the playground for all


the afternoon serving hot dogs;
drinks, and various other refresh-
ments, as they continue their'
efforts to raise funds to complete.

j


A workman puts the finishing touches on a park feature
in preparation for the grand opening.
construction last week on this the children of Wewahitchka to Phase II of the playground facili-
massive playground project. This enjoy. ties.
local Wewahitchka company, Park playground committee Phase II plans include th6e
owned by Ralph and Patty Fisher, members will be on hand during addition of several swing sets fori
donated their equipment and staff the lunch hour and throughout both toddlers and older youth,
to handle the construction of the
project. -, ,.


Construction began last
Monday, and has been continuing
daily to complete the construction
process as soon as possible. The
"grand opening" has been sched-
uled for Friday, August 1 at the
newly constructed playground on


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It's time to start writing
After an all too brief summ
come back to WHS's wee
umn which is meant to b
native rather than entei
Some tell me it is one or th
or both, and some tell me
their!
I did get a boost at tl
mer leadership conference
an administrator told r
much he enjoyed read
WHS column each week.
wondering how he got his
on a copy of The Star eac
since his county is not re
to ours.
By now I'm sure mo
countians are aware of th
changes. 'both state-wi
county-wide, that we are a
ing to. adjust to before
starts August 11 at 7:49 a
legislature each year ebl
flows, and changes rest
time. Whomever ha
Governor's ear usually 1
most influence.
WHS's changes will s
as three fewer faculty m
than last year, forcing
realignment of teaching
ments and maybe a
increase in some class siz
Joe Wooten, former as
principal for the past eighl
is now in the county off
she has promised that shi
a phone call away, and w
tinue to contribute her ta
WHS.
Open House to start
year will be Thursday
August 7 from 6:00 to 7:
Students and parents m
up schedules, meet teacher


From the Principal of


Wewahitchka

High School

by Larry A. Mathes
ig again. New 7th grade students are.
ner, wel- invited to attend a 10:00 a.m. ori-
ekly col- entation session with parents
)e infor- Friday morning, August,8th in the
staining. Commons. Seventh graders will
ie other, meet teachers, pick up schedules,,
it's nei- tour classrooms they'll be using,
etc. Please plan to attend.
he sum- Our attendance at the begin-
:e when ning Open House has increased
me how each year. Please plan to drop by
ing the and spend a few minutes-among
I'm still other things, parental representa-
s hands tives to the "School Improvement
h week, Team" are elected from our com-
Eal close imunity at this time We need youl
st Gulf Dress Code Notes...
ie many .Parents, please aware of
de mand certain, dress code items before
attempt- shopping for school clothes.
school Examples-sleeveless shirts may
L.m. The not be worn unless they cover the
ibs and armpit area. If it Is open at this
ut each area, the student must have an
s. the undershirt or garment that does
has the cover the area. z
S Shirts may not display car-
how up toons in bad taste orany obscene
members or vulgar language or intent, nor
g some any display or :advertising for
assign- drugs, alcoholic beverages, tobac-
small co products, etc. .
es; Sara Shorts, if worn, must cover
assistant approximately 2/3 of the thigh, as
it years, should skirts or dresses.
Ice-but Extremely tight-fitting clothes,
ie's only pants, etc., 'such as bike shorts,
will con- may not be worn. Clothes may not
dents to be worn that allow the body or
undergarments to be seen, such
the new as short shirts, skirts with slits,
night, etc.
30 p.m. We are generally proud of the
iay pick way our students dress, and I
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project would not have been pos-
sible.
The Wewahitchka Chamber, of
Commerce and Lake Alice Park
Playground Committee members
wish to send a sincere "thank
you" to everyone who has con-
tributed to this project.
"Since this playground was
made possible by all of you, it only
seems fitting that we all should
come out together and enjoy a
wonderful summer afternoon of
food, fun and fellowship with
friends under the big oak trees at
this beautiful park," said Mrs.


Husband.
So, even if you can't spend
the whole afternoon, maybe you
can drop by for a hot dog at lunch
and a quick whoosh down one of
the many slides found on the new
playground. The park should now
offer a thrill for all ages, as the
slides range from a three foot tod-
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merry-go-round, and several
other types of playground equip-
ment.
Included in these further
additions is an antique fire truck
that was donated to the park
playground and is at this time
being refurbished by inmates at a
a local State of Florida correction-
al institution body shop.
This project was begun in
July 1996 and to-date contribu-
tions received total over $37,000.
After Phase I is completed, these
funds will be depleted. However,
according to Carolyn Husband,
project chairperson, fund raising
efforts will continue until all the
projects' goals have been reached.
A Krispy Kreme Donut sale Is
under way at this time with deliv-
ery set for Friday, July 25 in
Wewahitchka. Orders have been
received for ',several hundred
dozens of donuts from the local
citizens as the people of
Wewahitchka and surrounding
communities support this ongog
ing project.
There will' also be youth on'
hand at several businesses Friday
with lots more donuts to sell to
anyone else .who might have a
"sweet tooth" to satisfy,. while at
the same time benefitting the,
park project.
Anyone who would like to
place an order in this fund raising
sale may call Carolyn Husband at
639-2222 (days) or 639-2578
(nights). The donuts may be deliv-
ered anywhere local on Friday
morning beginning at 6 a.m.
The Wewahitchka Chamber of
Commerce and Pake Alice Park
Playground Committee wish to
extend to everyone, both young
and old, a special invitation to
attend the "grand opening cele-
bration" and enjoy the communi-
ty's beautiful park facilities and
its new additions.
This project has been sup-
ported and only has become a
reality due to the generosity of the
local government agencies and
the people of Wewahitchka and
surrounding communities.
Without everyone's support this


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Contributes $12,000 t0 GCCC

To Support Instructional Programs at Gulf/Franklin Center Being Built


Leaders of Citizens Federal
Savings Bank, in Port St. Joe, re-
cently presented a check for
$12,000 to Dr. Bob McSpadden,
president of Gulf Coast Commu-
nity College. Representing the
bank were Frank Hannon, chair-
man of the Board of Directors
and Greg Johnson, president and
chief executive officer.
The funds will be matched by


the Florida Academic Improve-
ment Trust Fund making this a
$20,000 gift. The GCCC Founda-
tion will endow the money and
only interest will be used annual-
ly to support instructional pro-
grams, especially computer tech-
nology, at GCCC's Gulf/Franklin
Center. The center is under con-
struction 3.5 miles east of Port
St. Joe at the comer of Highway


98 and Garrison Road.
"Citizens Federal recognizes
that the changes taking place in
our community are rapid and
widespread," according to John-
son. "Keeping educational pro-
grams at the Gulf/Franklin Cen-
ter up-to-date with technological
advancements is essential to pro-
viding a competitive edge for our
community. Citizens Federal


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Greg Johnson, president of Citizens Federal, [left] and Dr. Bob McSpadden [right] presi-
dent of GCCC, look on as Frank Hannon, CF's chairman of the board, makes a presentation
to Karen Hanes, Honors Plaza Campaign Chair of Gulf Coast.


Wanted to make this contribution
S d help educate our citizens in the
advancements that are redefining
our workplaces and our lives."
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege launched a $2 million fund
raising campaign, called the Hon-
ors Plaza Endowment Campaign,
in. March. Money raised will be
managed by the GCCC Founda-
tion and only interest will be used
each year.
SHonors Plaza Campaign
Chair Karen Hanes said, "With
the explosion of computer-based
technologies andthe vast quanti-
(ies of information available to
students, it is critically important
for the college to keep pace with'
these advances. We applaud the
vision of Citizens Federal in con-
tributing to this effort which will
benefit our region in perpetuity."
GCCC President Bob
McSpadden added, "The comput-
ers and instructional material
P'sed at the Gulf/Franklin Center
will be state-of-the-art. And with
the support of our Honors Plaza"
Endowment Campaign. we will be'
able to upgrade them as needed.
We appreciate what this contribu-
tion will mean to GCCC and to
the entire region we serve.,
"Honors Plaza donors will be
recognized on both the Panama
City and Port St, Joe campuses,"
McSpadden continued. "We plan
to build a circular structure
mounted with plaques to recog-
nize our contributors."
In addition to Hanes, the oth-
er members of the Honors Plaza
Endowment Campaign Steering
Committee are co-chairs Jean-
nette Chapman and Bill Cramer,
1997 Foundation President Andy
Stein, Karen Green, Tom Neu-
bauer. Jerry Sowell, Jr., and
Trish Tapper Warriner.
For additional information
call (850) 872-3812.


Agency Seeking Host Homes for Visiting Foreign Students


Foreign high school students
are scheduled to arrive soon for
academic program home stays,
and the sponsoring organization
needs a few more local host fami-,
lies.
The students are between the
ages of 15 and 18 years old,
speak English, have their own
spending' money. carry accident
and health Insurance, and are


anxious to share their cultural
experience with their new Ameri-
can families. Pacific Intercultural
Exchange (P.I.E.) currently has
programs to match almost every
family's needs, ranging in length
from a semester to a full academ-
ic year, where the students at-
tend local high schools.
Families who host for P:t.E."
are also eligible to claim a $50.00


per month charitable contribu-'
tion deduction on their itemized
tax returns for each month they
host a sponsored student.
For the upcoming programs,
P.I.E. has students from Spain,
Denmark, Germany, Poland, Rus-
sia, Finland, Argentina, Brazil,
Colombia. Paraguay, Australlia,
'New Zealanid, Croatia ;' d r iailt-
other countries.:


Families are encouraged to
contact the program immediately,
as it will allow the proper time for
the students and. hosts to get to
know one another before they. ac-
tually meet for the first time.
Families interested in learn-
ing more or arranging a meeting
with a community representative
m'ay ll P..E.. toll-free, at 1-800-
631-1818.


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1997 PAGE 3B

Juveniles Caught

With Stolen Car


Festival To Be
Held Sat. Aug. 2
The 28th annual Wausau
Funday Festival will be held Sat-
urday, August 2, at Possum Pal-
ace. This all day affair will in-
clude a big possum parade,
gospel music, baking contest, hog
calling, rooster crowing, cow low-
ing, food sales and much, much,
riore.
Possum Palace is located
eight miles south of 1-10 on High-
way 77. There will be a play-
ground for the kids, so bring your
lawn chair and enjoy a day full of
family fun.
No alcoholic beverages are al-
lowed.


The Port St. Joe Police De-
partment apprehended three*
male juveniles around noon on
July 13. According to Police Lt.
James Hershey, the trio were
stopped on a routine traffic viola-
tion by officer James Stephens.
While running the Ohio
plates on the subjects' vehicle,
Stephens discovered it was listed
as stolen by the Hilliard, Ohio Po-
lice Department.
The driver was issued a cita-
tion for driving without a valid li-
cense. and speeding. All three
were detained at the Juvenile De-
tention Center in Panama City
waiting for extradition back to
Ohio.
The three were 14, 14, and
15 years old and were stopped on
Highway 98 near Avenue C.


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MEDITATIONS OF A




How Do We
Obtain Faith?
"Faith cometh by hearing and
hearing by the Word of God."k
Romans 10:17

0 YOU FIND IT DIFFICULT to believe in Jesus and
His saving power? Some people have great difficulty accepting
the Truth of God concerning His Son, Jesus. Some say there are
many ways to get to heaven, and practically everybody feels
that, somehow, they will be alright in the end.
Regardless of what some may think, Faith in Jesus is an
absolute necessity, and the ONLY way for us to share in God's
eternal future, according to His Holy Word. In John 14:6 Jesus
told His followers "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no one
cometh unto the Father, but by me."
But with some, faith is elusive and difficult to come by. So
how do:we obtain this necessary characteristic?
Dr. D. L. Moody'once said, "I prayed for faith and thought
that some day faith would come down and strike me like light-
ning. But faith did not seem to come."
"One day I read in,the tenth chapter of Romans, 'Nowfaith
cometh by hearing, ,and hearing by the Word of God.' I had
closed my Bible and prayed for faith. I now opened my Bible
and began to study. Faith has been growing ever since."
God's Word is alive and powerful. He gave it to us so we
could know what He has revealed to those who would seek
Him. We should not depend on the preacher or someone else to
tell us %what God says. We should let God Himself speak to us
out of the Holy Bible. That is a sure way to obtain saving faith.
The Bible is the world's greatest book. It has stood the test
of unbelievers and eons of time. It has been the No. I best seller
since its introduction to humanity, and still holds that position.
One can easily destroy the book, but God's Word'lives on.
I personally make it a practice of reading at least one or
more chapters of the Bible every day, without fail. And like Dr.
Moody, I find that my faith continues to grow.
Every Christian should try to read some of God's Word-
",every day. God speaks to us only when we listen to His Word."
Then our faith will grow, as eternal Truth begins to enlighten
1 dark ares of our conscience.
P, Gjod will bless as we listen to His words of eternal Truth!


Appreciation Day
Service August 3,
Thompson Temple First Born
Church of the Living God Youth
Department will be holding an
appreciation day service honoring
their youth pastor. Elder Charles
Gathers.
The service will be held Au-
gust 3 at 11:30 a.m. and 6:30
p.m. The speaker for the morning
service will be Elder Willie Ash
while the speaker for evening ser-
vice will be' Rev. Jerome Williams
of Mt. Calvary Miss. Baptist
Church.
Everyone is Invited to attend
these services.

Say Yiou Saw 'It 1i n f1e Star


Services at Thompson
Temple July 31. Aug. 2
The Youth Department of
Thompson Temple First Bomrn
Church of the Living God will be
having nightly services beginning
July 31 and lasting until August
2. The services begin at 8:00 p.m.
each night.
Thursday night's speaker will
be Elder Donald Nickson of The
Body of Christ Jesus Church. Fri-
day night's speaker will be Minis-
ter Chester Davis of Philadelphia
Primitive Baptist Church. The
services will conclude on Satur-
day with a "Gospel Explosion
Night" featuring local and out of
town choirs and groups.
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend these services.


"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

S. 102 THIRD STREET.-PORT ST. JOE
Worship Service 8:30 am
Sunday School 9:45 am
Worship Service 11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
A Evening Worship 7:00 pm
N O Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...6:30 pm
Gary Smith uddy Caswell
, Pastor Minister of Music & Youth ,



THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
.++ + 7:30 and 11:00 a.em. (ET)
+T Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
S8:00 a.m. (CT)

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor




First United Methodist Church
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church ................................. 9:00 a.m. CT
Children's Church .............................. 9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ..................................... 10:15 am CT
Monday Night Bible Study....................5:30 p.m. CT

CHRISTIANITY ON THE MOVE
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424 Office Phone: 648-8820


Discover God's love!
Everyone welcome l.

Long Avenue ,...
BAPTIST CHURCH ,-i
1601 Long Avenue Port St Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. & 5:45 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & youth missions 7 p.m.; Prayer & Bible
study 7 p.m.; Adult Praise Choir 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth


Vacation Bible Schools...


Good News Stampede
at White City Baptist
White City Baptist Church
would like to invite anyone ages
three to high school to join "The
Wild and Wonderful Good News
Stampede."
Each day will be packed full
of fun Bible learning activities,
great "vittles," music, crafts and
an exciting worship rally.


The "stampede" will begin on
Saturday, July 28 at 10:00 a.m.
(ET) with singing, a "parade"
through White City and great vit-
ties afterwards.
Activities will continue July
28 August 1 beginning each day
at 6:00 p.m. and ending at 8:45
p.m.
The church van will provide
transportation in White City. For
more information call 827-2915
or 827-6887.


The
S" Resurrected



Life

W In John 11:25 we find
Oliver F. Taylor "I am the resurrection
Visitation Minister, First .and the life, he who
United Methodist Church' believes in me, though he
die, yet shall he live, and
whoever lives and believes in me shall never
die."
Every Christian who lives on this earth is,
mortal. There is time to be born and,a time to
die in our mortal life. Our Christian life is eter-
nal.
Jesus is our Lord and Saviour.' Now is the
time for those who have not accepted Christ to
open their hearts to Him. None of us know how
much time we have to make this important deci-
sion.
Every church in our community is here to
proclaim the gospel of Christ. The good news of
salvation is open to all- who call upon the Lord.
Think it over and make that decision for Christ.


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


Dear Counselor:
I am a young, adutt female,
who recently received a proposal
of marriage from my long-imne
sweetheart. I guess you would say
we came from traditional families
because we both live with our bio-
logical parents, .both have good
jobs and both are each other's
first and only true love.
My problem is that I have
placed my acceptance on hold
because all I can hear from
friends, relatives and the media,
are the negative aspects of mar-
riage and how the odds of having
a lasting one are very low.
All I want Is to get married,
have children, watch them grow
up and spend the rest of my life
with my husband and the father
of our children. Am I expecting too
much out of life, and if not, how
can I be assured that my goals are
achievable?
Signed,
On Hold
Dear On Hold: ,
First, let me assure you that
marriage is a fulfilling and
rewarding institution, no two are.
alike and no two are guaranteed
the same destiny. Marriage is a
close, Interactive relationship,,
Involving two fallible human
beings, and requires constant
mending to insure preservation.
There are few fairy tale mar-
riages and all require tireless
effort from both partners to
endure. The key word is "tireless,",


and this stamina can only be sus-
tained by a common commitment,
not merely to prevent destruction
of this commitment, but to resist
even thinking of it terminally.
Often, inevitable conflicts and
.unrealistic expectations, coupled
with our present society's lack of
encouragement, cause us to lose
sight of the positive aspects and
magnify the negative aspects of
being steadfast in your commit-
ment. Remember, the partners
and not society have the final
responsibility to make decisions
regarding this union.
As for helping you to make
your decision, I suggest you con-
tact your local mental health facil-
ity. Most mental health clinicians
are able and willing to provide
pre- and post-marital counseling.
A marriage is not dissimilar to a
fun-filled vacation trip, and a little
pre-trip planning might be the key
as to. whether you enjoy the trip
and return home in one piece.
Best Wishes,
John Ray, M. S.
Outreach Counselor
Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to
.227-1145.


IS g g A) Yur$$ 'A mo c I I I I '


7 BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
l 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
[ A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
Sunday School 9:45 am Discipleship Training 5:00 pm Sun. Evening
Wed. Night at 7:00 pm. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647-5026 -


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

The Church of Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Owen Freeman, Minister
Sunday School .................................. 9 a.m CDT
W orship Service .................... .............. 10 a.m CDT
'Wednesday Bible Study .............. 7 p.m.


"Expedition To The
Promised Land"
The First Church of the Naza-
rene would like to invite all chil-
dren ages three through sixth
grade to attend their bible school,
"Expedition to the Promised
Land." Bible school will be held
on Saturday, July 26, from 10:00
a.m. to 3:00. p.m. Lunch will be
provided.
The church is located at 2420
Long Avenue in Port St Joe. For
more information call 227-3116.


Holy Ghost Revival
July 21 August 6
The Church of Jesus Christ
will be in a Holy Ghost Revival
starting on Monday, July 21 and
lasting until August 6, beginning
each night at 7:30 p.m.
Evangelist Johnny Griffin, of
Jacksonville, will be the speaker.
The revival site will be the corner
of Avenue D and Highway 98.
Please come out and get your
blessing'and a miracle.


Thank You
I would like to thank every-
one for your acts of kindness dur-:
ing my illness and accident.
Thanks for your prayers, flowers,
cards, contribtitions, visits, and
S dailyhelp. '. '
God bless you all and love al-
ways. .. ; '
Laura Williams and, Family


First Pentecostal to
Host Bible School
Vacation Bible School is
scheduled at the First Pentecostal
Holiness Church July 28th
through August 1st from 6:30
.p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (ET).
A nursery will be provided
and they will have classes for all
ages. Everyone is invited to at-
tend. To pre-register, call 229-
8679 or 229-6534. The church is
located at 2001 Garrison Avenue
in Port St. Joe.


Gospel Music
Night July 26
The Wausau Community De-
velopment Club will be presenting
"A tribute to Elmer Rogers," a
night full of gospel music featur-:
ing many of your favorite gospel
groups.
The music will begin at 7:30;
p.m. on Saturday, July 26 at Pos-
sum Palace in Wausau. Tickets
will be on sale at the door with,
adult tickets selling for $4,.00.;
Kids under 12 get in free.
Bring your lawn chair and
enjoy an evening of gospel music.


NOTICE
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW
THE LITTLE BROWN CHURCH
IN THE
WATCH FOR IT!


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS
Bible Study: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 -
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue .



A. &: FIRST PRESBYTERIAN,

. .... CHU xCH .
^ 7508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756

US" SUNDAY WORSHIP ......................10 a.m.
Sb S ADULT SCHOOL I ............11 a.m.
SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
Nursery Available ,



\\ 111/ The friendly place to worship!
First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
S SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
W 'Worship -Sundays at 10:00 a.m. & 6:30p.m '-
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages) .1v
Wednesday Adult Prayer & Bible Stud), TeamKids (grades 1-6) at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central! : .
NURSERY PROVIDED FOR ALL SERVICES ..
Located at 823 N: 15th St., Mexico Beach *.:Corner of 15th &-California 648-5776'



h t Constitution and -[fonum'nt
Caie e tm PortSt.Joe
THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School .........9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship'.... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship ...........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..........7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Jesse Evans Wednesday .............7:30 p.m.
PASTOR Choir Director, Robert E. Downs, Jr..







"SYMPTOMS 0
OF AN
UNHEALTHY
BODY"
Matt. 20:20-28





Baptist Church

Visit Us! Upstairs First Union Bank Building
Sunday Worship 10 AM and 5 P.M.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Phone: 227-3365
http://www.homrtown.com/grace


God'
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1997 PAGE 5B


. Florida Marine Fisheries Commission


The Marind Fisheries
Commission of the State of
Florida will address, the following
topics at ifs upcoming September
3-5 meeting in Punta Gorda:
AMBERJACK/VERMILION
SNAPPER RULES Final
Public Hearings-The Commis-
sion will reopen its recessed final
public hearing on proposed
amberjack rules that would:
lower the recreational daily
bag limit for greater amberjack to
one fish per person statewide;
prohibit the sale of any
amberjack species (greater and
lesser amberjack, Almaco jack,
and banded rudderfish) in March,
April and May;
prohibit the sale of any
amberjack species less than 36
inches fork length at any time;
require all amberjack to be
landed in a whole condition
(including such fish harvested
commercially);
establish 14. inches mini-
mum/20 inched maximum fork
length size limits and an aggre-
gate recreational daily bag limit of
five fish per person for banded
rudderfish and lesser amberjack.
A final public hearing will also
be held, if requested, on a pro-
posed rule amendment that
4 would establish a 10 inches mini-
mum size limit for vermilion
snapper harvested. In all state
waters (to conform with federal
rules). 1
SPEARING RULES Final
Public Hearing-The Commis-
sion will hold a final public hear-
ing on proposed spearing rule
amendments that would:
establish that spearing shall
include all forms of spearfishng.,
bow hunting, and'gigging;
allow the spearing of all salt-


water finfish species, except:
snook, red drum, spotted
seatrout, weakfish, bonefish, tar-
pon, permit, pompano, African
pompano, tripletafl, sharks, bill-
fish, marine aquarium species,
and all other species for which
harvest is prohibited (i.e., jewfish,
Nassau grouper, spottetl eagle
rays, manta rays, and sturgeon);
repeal certain obsolete spe-
cial acts regarding spearfishing.
SHRIMP RULES Final
Public Hearing-The Commis-
sion will hold a final public hear-
ing on proposed shrimping rules
that would extend a requirement
that a legal, functioning bycatch
reduction device (BRD) be
installed and used in all otter
trawls rigged for fishing by food
and live bait shrimp producers in
all state waters BRD's that meet
the legal specifications of this pro-
posed rule include the, Florida
Finfish Excluder and the large
mesh Extended Funnel BRD.
These proposed rules would also
prohibit the rigging or altering of
BRD's installed in trawls in a
manner that would render the
BRD nonfunctioning or ineffec-
tive.
BLUE CRAB/STONE CRAB
TRAP RULES Final Public
Hearing-The Commission .will
hold a final public hearing on pro-
posed blue crab and stone crab
rule amendments that would:
prohibit the use of blue crab
traps in federal waters adjacent to
Florida;
specify a horizontal orienta-
tion for the throat configurations
in blue crab and wire stone crab
traps;
require that blue crab and
stone crab trap buoys be spheri-
cal in construction;


require persons who com-
mercially harvest blue crabs with
traps to possess a saltwater prod-
ucts license with both a blue crab
and restricted species endorse-
ment
RED DRUM/SPOTTED
SEATROUT AQUACULTURE
RULES Final Public
Hearing-The Commission will
hold a final public hearing on pro-
posed red drum (redfish) and
spotted seatrout rules that would:
require a numbered, tam-
per-proof tag to be attached to all
red drum and spotted seatrout
harvested in aquaculture opera-
tions (the specific tag design
would be developed by industry
and approved by the Florida
Marine Patrol) tags would be
required to remain attached to
each fish processed and sold as
food through the point of sale
(except for fish transferred live to
other facilities);
require red drum arid spot-
ted seatrout aquaculture produc-
ers to possess a valid aquaculture
certificate and maintain appropri-
ate receipts, bills of sale, and,
landings data indicating that
such fish are artificially spawned
and raised in commercial aqua-
culture facilities.


KING AND SPANISH
MACKEREL RULES Final
Public Hearing (if requested)-
The Commission will hold a final
public hearing, if requested, on
proposed king and Spanish mack-
erel rule amendments (to conform
with federal rules) that would:
establish a daily 50 fish per
vessel trip limit for Gulf group,
commercial king mackerel fisher-
men in the Eastern Region this
limit would apply from November
1 until the quota is reached or
March 31;
establish a daily 50 fish per.
vessel trip limit for Atlantic group
commercial king mackerel fisher-
men in state waters from Brevard
through Dade counties;
establish a daily 500 pound
trip limit for the commercial har-
vest of Spanish mackerel after the
annual quota is reached through
March 31.
TARP-SEINE QUOTAS
RULE Final Public Hearing
(if requested)-The 1997 Florida
Legislature established a 3-year
pilot prograrh that allows 7 tarp-
purse seines to be used to harvest
,Ibaitfish under certain conditions
in Wakulla, Franklin, Gulf, Bay,
Okaloosa, and Walton counties.
The Commission will hold a


Making]
final public hearing, if requested,
on a proposed rule that would set
the following total annual (July 1
through June 30) allowable har-
vest levels to apply during the
pilot program (note corrected fig-
ures): anchovy, 85,000 lbs.;
thread herring, 308,000 lbs.;
chub mackerel, 72,000' lbs.;
Spanish sardines,, 943,000 lbs.;
little tunny. 392,000 lbs.; blue
runner, 508,000 lbs.; ladyfish,
2,088,000, lbs.; menhaden,
2,415,000 lbs.; and round scad,
999,000 lbs.
SHARKS/RAYS RULES -
Final Public Hearing (if
requested)-The Commission
will hold a final public hearing, if
requested, on proposed rule


Plans
amendments to conform with fed-
eral rules that would:
declare sand tiger, bigeye
sand tiger, and white sharks, and
manta rays, as protected species
and prohibit the harvest of these
species and also remove saw-
sharks from this designation;
close state waters to the
commercial harvest and sale of
small or large coastal sharks
when adjacent federal waters
close to this fishery;
prohibit filleting sharks at
sea (the evisceration and removal
of heads and tails of sharks on
vessels would be allowed).


426 Colorado Drive $136,900




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on the CUTTING EDGE of technology
call: PERRY McFARLAND
OR
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is our motto".

220 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-1700


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REALTOR@


Now there's

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real estate office
right on

St. Joseph's Bay

We are pleased to announce the
opening, of our new branch office
right here on St. Joseph's Bay. It's,
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office may be new to the neigh-
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TERESA LOWRY
REALTOR@


Fantas y Properties, Inc.
1200 U. S. Hwy. 98 John M. Delorme, Realtor
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 647-3633
(850) 648-5146 1-800-458-7478 Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor
(850) 648-5146 or 1-800458-7478 647-8939


NEW LISTINGS:
St. Joe Beach 254 Coronado St. Really nice well-
maintained 3 ba 1 1/2 ba. 12x60' mobile home, fur-
nished with dishwasher, ref., gas stove, ch/a,
microwave. Kitchen -and bath redone. Also enclosed
front porch and a back deck, 2 sheds, sprinkler and
well. Property 135'x150' under chain link fence. $75,000.
(Motel 4103 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. Located on four
lots, gunite swimming pool, boat parking, good invest-
ment potential. $550,000.
8213 Hwy. 98 St. Joe Beach Gulfaire Exquisite 3 Br
2.5 Ba townhome. Just under 1600 SF, furnished, roof,
carpet, interior paint 2 yrs. old. Wood burning stone
fireplace. Large deck off master BR upstairs and living
room downstairs. Spacious and airy. Outside storage
rooms front and back. Also, 1g. storage under stairwell.
All electric CH/A, dishwasher, disposal, refrigerator,
compactor,, washer-dryer. Owner occupied but great
rental potential. Must see to appreciate. $225,000 FPI.
Cape San Bias Cape Sands Landing. Nicely decorat-
ed beachside townhouse. Duplex tfnit. 2 bd. and 2 bath
downstairs, 2 loft bedrooms upstairs. Nice screened-in
porch, steps to the gulf. Fully furnished. $189,900.
Mexico Beach Dolphin Run Townhouse #5, Nice 2
bd., 2 1/2 ba. furnished townhouse. Has two decks
overlooking the gulf. Features include paved parking
underneath, outside showers, new cen. h/a. Excellent
rental unit. $135,000.
Cape San Blas Sea Cliffs. Beautifully furnished 3 lev-
el town house w/great gulf view from each level. 3 bd.,
3 ba., gated community, private beach, 1g. swimming
pool, built on concrete pilings. Many extras. $199,900.


Joy Holder 648-8493
Patricia Raap 648-5965
Moira Ritch 648-5146
Donna Seifert 648-5919
Joan Smlthwick 647-4150


REALTOR ,


Mexico Beach Marina located on Mexico Beach Canal
- 4 lots, bait and tackle shop, gasoline pumps, boat
docks, 3,000 + sq. ft. bldg. $690,000.
St. Joe Beach Sea Gull Townhouse #11. Completely
refurbished 3 bd., 3 ba. tow house. New- central
heat/air, new roof, hot water heater, all new carpet, tile
,furniture, wall paper. Mint condition, excellent rental
potential. $175,000.
GULF FRONT
7799 Hwy 98, St. Joe Beach Far N Away Beautifully deco-
rated 3 Br 2 Ba half of duplex, completely remodeled in 1992.
1 Br 1 Ba downstairs, 2 Br 1 Ba upstairs. Washer/dryer, new
CH/A. Excellent rental. $199,000
17-D S. 38th St. Beautiful furnished 2 bd., 2.5 ba. townhome,
close to pier. Cen. h/a, stove, ref., dishwasher, washer/dryer.
Great rental potential or for your own pleasure. $165,000.
378 Gulf Pines Dr., Gulf Pines Subd., One of the finest Gulf
front homes in the area. Gorgeous 5 bedroom, two bath, with
many amenities, including elevator, elec. storm shutters, irri-
gation system, custom counter tops, 12' ceilings, glass block in
master bath, extensive decking, boardwalk to the beach, fire-
place. The nicely landscaped home has a wrap around porch,
sundeck with sunbrella, and a screened porch. Comes with
refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, satellite dish and window
treatments. Located on almost 1 acre. $489,900.
INDIAN PASS Beautiful Gulf front lot one of a kind. Over
2 acres, both side of county road C-30B. One hundred feet on
the gulf. 1.59 acres'in south side of road. Nice trees, vegeta-
tion, terrific beach. $235,000.
ACROSS HIGHWAY FROM BEACH
2702 Highway 98. Zoned tourist/commercial. Nice 2 bd., 1 ba.,
each side, od condition cetra h/a ci water ood rental
potential. L N E N18 O ic JU000 unfur-
nished.


61 First Street, Mexico Beach. Beautiful 4 bdrm., 2 full baths,
2 half bath stucco home, on Ig. 145'x280' lot, just 1 1/2 blocks
from dedicated beach Great room with fireplace, office or
hobby room. Large kitchen w/island and.bar, dining rqom,:in- *
ground, 15x30 lighted gunite pool. Screened porch, 2 car
garage, fish pond, cen. h/a. TOO MANY AMENITIES TO
LIST. MUST SEE, TOP CONDITION. $175,000.00.
319 Robin Lane 2 bdrm, 2 ba. splitplan home. CH/A,
12x20' suIr ND Rs. mbination.
Dishwasher, refrfg., stove, 'W7 lookl-ups l ice yard and
neighborhood. .i,500 Reduced to $70,000.
801 Maryland Dr. Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. 14x70' mobile home. Cen.
heat/air, large deck, $49,000.
r GULFAIRE SUBDIVISION
Gulfaire Dr. Triplex. Two 3 Br 2 Ba units and one 1 Br 1 Ba
unit. Very nice. Good investment. To be sold together. Total
price $175,000
Gulf Aire Subd., 102 Sea Pines Dr. Want room? Large 2200+
sf. frame, 2-story home on corner lot. 2 bd.,I1 ba., recreational
room downstairs, 2 bd., 1 ba, living room, dining room, fire-
place, and kitchen upstairs. Remodeled in 1995. Very comfort-
' "able. MUST SEE! $148,500.
ST. JOE BEACH
100 SantaT .. e ABna grs, 1 Br 1 Ba
SdownstauN0 4'o .Gifory $80,000.
Reduced to $75,000.
COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT PROPERTY
' Port St. Joe. Established existing department store business.
Get in on ground floor of downtown revitalization! Inventory,
,fixtures and established business. $225,000.
Port St. Joe Approx. 2 acres commercial/industrial lots of
possibilities $99,000
LOTS
MEXICO BEACH Houses Only
110 S. 38th St. Lot 12, Blk 6, Unit 5. 75'x90' zoned tourist/resi-
dential. Approx. 300' to beach. Water tap paid. $70,000.
424 New Mexico. 224'x158'x189'; lot 25, Blk B, Unit 14 trian-
,1gular wooded lot. $12,500. Single family home only
410, 412, 414 Colorado Dr. 100'x158.33' each Lot 12, 14, 16,
Block B, Unit 14. $24,900 each. Owner financing, with 20%
down, 10% 10 years.
420 Colorado Dr. 100'x158.33' Lot 22, Blk B, Unit 14.
$26,900, Owner financing, with 20% down, 10% 10 years.
12th St. Nice area, walk to beach. Lot 8, 90x120, residential,
$20,000.


413, 415 Fifth St. 100'x158.33' Lot 13, 15, Blk A, Unit 14.
$27,900 each. Owner financing, with 20% down, 10% 10 years.
304 & 306 Jiatley Dr. Lots 4 and 5, Block B. Two nice resi-
, denrtial lots, 87.5' x 1.08' each. $15,000 each.
Grand Isle Nan Nook and Kim Kove Lot 19, Blk D 71' X
115'. $11,500
Wysong S/D Comer of Robin Lane & 15th St. Lot 1, Blk 3
149' X 70 X 127' X 100'. $14,000 MAKE OFFER
Wysong S/D Robin Lane Lot 9, Blk 3 Unit 17. $11,500
BEACON HILL
Houses Only
Faulk Place 100' X 120', with large septic tank. $21,000
Triton St. Lots 5 & 6, Blk 3, Unit I irregular. $32,000
GULFAIRE SUBDIVISION
Homes Only Subdivision swimming pool and tennis courts
Gulfaire Dr., cleared lot, Block C, Lot 32, 80'x125': $19,000
Gulfaire Dr., Very nice cleared lot, Block C, Lot 33, 90x125'.
$19,000 or $36,000 for both Lot 32 & 33.
112 Periwinkle Dr., Lot 6, Blk F, 75'x125', good residential
lot on quiet street. $23,000.
SEASHORES SUBDIVISION
Lot 44, Block A, nice lot in nice neighborhood, located on cul
de sac. $22,500.
Nautilus Dr. Lot 3, Blk A. $19,500.
Nautilus Dr. Lots 4,5, 6, 7, & 8, Block A. $22,000 each.
ST. JOE BEACH
Mobile Homes or Houses
Pineda St. 50' X 125' each -3 lots in first block across from
beach. $25,000 each
OVERSTREET AREA
FIVE ACRES on the Intracoastal Waterway, approximately 500'
water frontage. Lot size approximately 500'x450'. $85,000.
Creekwood Lots 14 & 15, Approx. 1.25 acres total PLUS 2 pie-
shaped lots 6 & 7 directly on the creek. Sold as package.
$22,000
Wetappo Creek and Highway 386 15.5 acres Great
Potential. $70,000
WEWAHITCHKA AREA
Highway 71 Gulf County Farms 4 acres. $15,700
Riverside Park Land Dr. Lots 9 & 10. One block to boat
basin. $8,000 each. Both lots available for less money.
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PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1997 ,


AUCTION cancelled for Friday,
July 25. See other ad Big
Auction, July 26th in Talla-
hasseellt 10% BP. Wade Clark
Auctions, 859-229-9282.
AB1239,AU 1737AU1743, Itc7/24


AUCTION!
Sat., July 26, 10 a.m.
(Preview 9 a.m.) EDT.
Warehouse Clearance
for American
Restaurant Supply Co.
New & used Equipment and sup-
plies including deli cases, grills,
fryers, refrig. display cases, ovens,
stoves, fork lift, bakers, dough
cutter & sheeler, hot dog ma-
chines, china, fumiture, meat saw,
electro freeze dnnk mixer, micro-
Waves, coffee makers, garbage dis-
posers, too much to list! VISA/MC
accepted. Concessions available on
site.
915 Railroad Ave., Tallahassee.
WADE CLARK
AUCTIONS
-850-229-9282
10% Buyer's Premiumrn ,
AB1239. ALU 1737, AU1743





Citizens Federal Savings Bank, 401
5th St, Port St. Joe, FL (850) 227-
1416 will be accepting bids from July
24, 1997, through August 4, 1997 on
the following:
1988 Ford Aerostar Van.
Citizens Federal reserves the right to
reject any and all bids. I te 7/24
1987 NIssan Sentra. 2 door, cold air
cond., am/rm. cassette, new tires,
suisp., very clean, $2,500 obo. 647-
3882. 2tc 7/24'
'89 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4, $7.300
and '83 Ford Ranger. $500. Call 227- -
f133 before 5:00. Call 639-5900 after
6:00. itp 7/24-
'94 Kawasaki Vulcan 750, Great con-
dition, low miles, priced below loan
.-value. Call (850) 227-2114. ltc 7/24
1991 Buick Century LE, power every-
thing, cruise, am/frm cassette, air
cond., well maintained, one owner,
$4,900. 229-8314 after 5 p.m.
ltp.7/24

1986 Nissan 200 SX. Red, 4 speed,.
sunroof, air cond., 115,000 miles,
good tires. Clean & good maint
$3.000 obo. See on weekends. 648-
4648. tfc 7/17
1994 Dodge cargo van, white, good *
condition, air cond., am/fm cassette,
cruise, $11,000 obo. See on week-
ends, 648-4648. tfc7/17
1996 Bonneville SE loaded. all elec-
tric, Vortex engine, leather. cd. theft
system; 20,000 miles, excel. cond.
Call Pam at 227-7231 or Glynn at
229-6310 or after 5:30 p.m., 229-
6691. 2tc 7/17
1973 Lincoln Continental. all leather.
has 460 engine, only needs starter.
$600 obo. 648-4767. 2tc 7/17
SEIZED CARS from $175. Porsches,
Cadillacs, Chevys, BMWs, Corvettes.l
Also Jeeps, 4WD's. Your Area. Toll'
Free 1-800-218-90000, ext. A-9513.
for current listings. 4tp 7/10

Four P275/60R15 tires
with 10"xl5" machine'
finished rims, $225,
obo. Call Eric at 229-
6343 or 229-8997.





18' wooden boat, 1988 40 hp John-
son, fish finder, stereo, great boat for
scalloping or-fishing the flats, $2,000
obo. 648-5435. 2tc 7/17





Two bedroom, 1 bath,, cen. heat &
air, 1034 McClellan Ave., $350
month. Call 648-4021. tfc 7/24
Wanted to Rent Larger 3-4 bedroom
home, Needed around September 1st.
Call Dr. or Mrs. Keith Balyard, 227-
3847, leave message. 4tp 7/24
2 bedroom mobile home,' new air
cond., remodeled, no pets. The Junc-
tion, Hwy. 71 & 73. 639-5608.
tfc 7/24
Available August 1. Two bedroom, 1
1/2 bath apartment in Gulf Aire with
Gulf view. Call 647-3742. 'tfc 7/24


3 bdrm., 2 ba. doublewide for rent in
Beacon Hill. Fenced yard, $525
month, $300 deposit. Call 785-3173.
tfc 7/10
BEACH STORAGE units available.
5x10, 10x10, and 10x20: Located on
Americus behind Gulf Sands Motel on,
St. Joe Beach. Call 227-7200 (day) or
647-3882 (evening) for information.
tfc 7/10

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 639-4165 or 639-
2751. 4te7/10
2 BR trailer, furnished, Douglas
Landing, 1st and last, fenced., quiet.
fine fishing two blocks. (850) 639-
2026. 4tp 7/10
Unfurnished 3 bedroom. 2 bath
home. large yard at Cape Plantation.
$700. Lease or lease option. (352)
383-5594 2tc 7/17
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.
tfc 6/26
Mobile home lot for rent at Beacori
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.. tfe 7/3
1,200 sq. ft. office space, located on
Hwy. C-30, $750. month, includes
utilities. Call 227-1774. tfc 7/3
Storage Units Now Availablel Bayou
Storage serves Cape San Blas, Sim-
mons Bayou and the Port St Joe
area. 5x10, 20x10 and 10x20. Locat-
ed next to Todd Land Development in
Simmons Bayou. Call 229-8397 or
227-2191 (weekends). tfc 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. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfe 7/3
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfc 7/3
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Afforda-
ble housing for the elderly and the
handicapped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const.,,Istove & refrig., fur-
nished, fully carpeted. 1 bdrm.. apts.
on site
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
tfie 7/3
UNFURNISHED
Large 2 bdrm. house stove & refrig.,
cen..h&a, screen porch, carport &
laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig.. washer/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED
*Small 2 bdrm. home. auto. heat&.
air. washer/dryer hook-up.
*One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
tfc 7Z3

Room for rent: Port St. Joe area, op-
tional conveniences. Phone 227-3774.
ltp7/24



Safe 'N Dry Storage
$25 month
214 3rd St., PSJ, FL
904-229-9000


Storage

Units

229-6200

For Rent: 1402 1/2 Long Ave.
2 bdrm. upstairs apt. Stove,
refrig., washer/dryer, air
cond., water paid, $265
month. 227-5443, leave mes-
sage.
tir 7/'
Now Open
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Office: 647-3665
Home: 647-5106
/ \


Mexico Beach, unfurnished beautiful
duplex, panaromic gulf view, 2 bdrm.,
1 ba., deck, 200 ft. to dedicated
beach, $525 plus deposit. Year lease.
No dogs. 648-8868. 2tc 7/17


Yard Sale: 802 Woodward Avenue,
Saturday, July 19, 7 a.m. 12.
Clothes, all sizes, books, household
items. Itc 7/24

Yard Sale: Camping gear, furniture,'
divan & chair, coolers, smoker, fish-'
ing rods, electric sander, mitre box,
many other items. Rain cancels. 110
41st St., Mexico Beach, Saturday, 7
a.m. until ltc 7/24

Yard Sale: Saturday, July 26, 7 a.m. -
12 noon,CDT. N. 15th St,mexico
Beach. Look for signs. Little lyke log
cabin, $100; slide $25; kitchen $25.
Itc 7/24

2 family yard sale: baby clothes, 6 to
18 months, 2 twin beds,, night stand,
lots of misc. Friday, July 25th, 8 a.. to
1. Dolphin Ave., Highland View. 2
blocks off Hwy. 98. Rain or shine.
ltp 7/24

Saturday morning yard sale: Many
items including good refrigerator, at
118 Magellan St.. St. Joe Beach.
S. lie 7/24...

Saturday. July 26, 8:00 a.m. until."
513 Woodward Ave., Port St. Joe.
Garage Salel

Yard Sale: Saturday, July 26, at 804'
Long Ave., Apt. 3. 8:00 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. Clothes & what nots. Itp

Huge Yard Sale rained out last week.
Saturday, July 26, come early. If you-
have ; kids you don't want to miss.
Newborn to 4T. Girls clothes size 5 &
6. Jenny Lind crib, child's kitchen;
set, toys, kick knacks curtains and.
miscellaneous. 414 Arizona Drive,
Mexico Beach.

Yard Sale: Saturday, July 26, 8 a.m.
till noon. Toys, clothes, household
items, lots of misc. 801 16th St., cor-
ncr 16th St. and Marvin Ave.i


Back to School
Yard Sale
101 20th Street
across from Gulf Pines
Hospital. 8-12. No early sales.
Clothes, various sizes. Kids
games, shoes, household
items, etc. Rain cancels.





Job Notice: The City of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for the f6llow-
ing positions:
Cashier/Billing Clerk, $6.2 1/hour.
Application and job description may,
be picked up and returned to the Mu-
nicipal Building, 305 Fifth Street, Port
St. Joe, Florida 32457. Application
deadline August 1, 1997.
The City of Port St. Joe enforces. a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. ltc 7/24
Air conditioning repair and installa-
tion person. 648-5474. 2tc 7/24
Maintenance Mechanic: Immediate
openings for experienced Production
machine mechanics with knowledge
of production packing machinery.
'Strong electrical, mechanical and
problem solving skills required. Able
to work with minimum supervision..
Relocation assistance. Qualified can-
didates should ,submit their resume
to: Greenwood Packing Plant, Attn:
HR 7/97, P. 0. Box 188, Green-
wood, S.C. 29648, (864) 229-5611.
Fax: (864) 229-0541. ltc 7/24
Needed someone to mow Mexico
Beach property. Two lots ; w/house.
Every 10-14 days. Light household
maintenance as needed. Must have
mower and tools. Call 648-8668.
itc 7/24


Drive ,rs Start up to 320/mi.. plus
tarp pay, bonuses, raises up to 36t/
mi. and the miles to make it add up.
Assigned conventional go home with
you. Benefits pkg. includes BC/BS in-
surance, rider pgm., paid vacation
and more! Call HORNADY TRUCK
LINE: SU 1-3 CST; WK 7-5 CST, 1-
800-441-4271 ext. M-17.
2tp 7/10& 7/24


Postal Jobs: Attention: Port Saint
Joe. $12.68/hr to start, plus benefits.
Carriers, sorters, computer trainees,
maintenance. Call today for applica-
tion and information. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
7 days. 1-800-267-5715, ext. 50.
4tp 7/24


WELDER! WELDERS! WELDERS!

Full and Part-Time Positions
Have you recently completed technical training as a welder
and looking for a career with good pay and benefits and op-
portunities to increase your skills? Are you nearing gradua-
tion from a technical school as a trained welder and looking
for part-time work that can lead to a full-time position: If this
sounds like you, then Cleaver-Brooks may be the solution.
Cleaver-Brooks, North America's leading manufacturer and
supplier of energy-efficient packaged steam and hot water
boiler systems is actively seeking talented welders for its sec-
ond shift operation in Thomasville, GA.
Applicantsmust have good basic skills in stick, mlg. flux-core
or sub-arc welding, and the ability to read and work from
blueprints or detailed drawings.
Cleaver-Brooks can provide additional in-house training along
with competitive wages and benefits that include:
401(k) saving plan with company match
Medical, dental and life insurance
* Prescription discount program
* Short-term disability plan
*,Educational reimbursement program
*Vacations, holidays and more.
Interested applicants should apply in person or mall resume to:
: Cleaver-Brooks
221 Law Street Thomasville, GA 31792
Attn: Human Resources
Cleaver-Brooks is an Equal Opportunity Employer
/f/v/h

Cleaver-Brooks"


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Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71, At Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.



RENA CHAFIN
Independent Marketing Rep. #119212
107 Sunset Circle Port St. Joe,
850-229-8093


STUTZMAN ROOFING
RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs*
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price"'
229-8631
*. fc3/6

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

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


SMALL ENGINE

REPAIR

Barfield's 229-2727

TRAVIS WILLIAMS
a 1229-8587 or 229-6189
Williams Lawn Service
Providing affordable lawn service to all,
of Gulf County and Mexico Beach
FREE ESTIMATES tfc 3/1a


C. /j.'s Lawn
Service
FULL LAWN SERVICE
BRUSH CUTTING LANDSCAPING
I will work for you.
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka
Clyde Sanford (904) 648-8492


O CREATIVE

Kathe Jones. Consultant
647-3882
Home Classes & Workshops Photosafe
Albums & Supplies 'Group Presentations '
Business Opportunities 2tc7/I0


REPLACEMENT WINDOWS
Storm Rated Energy:Efficient
Wewa Siding
227-5986 or 639-2942
Ife 5/15/97










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

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


-'1 Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
* Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
1 FAMILY OWNED
8 PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimrnates & Inspections
5 11.FIT


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


DUSTBUSTER. Housecleaning on
weekly or biweekly basis, slots availa-
ble at this time. List of references
available. Please call Diana at 647-
3220. Itp 7/24

29 Years Experience


Pool Seecde
Locally Owned 227-2125
tfc 5/22


BOB'S PAINT &
BODY SHOP

29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
tfc 4/6


THE BEACHES HOUSE/PET SIT-
TERS. Collect mail / check lights /
locks / etc. Feed & exercise your pets.
As low as $6.00 a day. Mow grass /
pool care/etc. Willing for extra $$. Re-
liable couple. Contact Ron & Maxine
Leopold- at 647-3310 anytime/leave
message.,'.:. tfc 7/3
A.
RF #0066770 6tp 1/23
Plumbing Repairs
Roger Stokes
647-3328
NEW CONSTRUCTION



JEFF'S

CUSTOM LAWN

SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559
Lawn Care, Edging,
Trimming, Mowing,'
Odd Jobs, Insured
4tc4/3


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


LIC. #RF0051042 RGO051008 ER 0011618
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
Free REMODELING" RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
tSmate INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
fS."" MINOR ELECTRICAL
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821


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
FALLEN'S GULF
m--J COAST IRRIGATION
Nelsol, Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Free Estimates and Design Licensed and Insured
Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair _





O c 'CUSTOM HOME PLANS
(904) 647-3548
Rose Mary Mapel
6240 Hvy. 98 West
Port St. Joe, FL 32456


.; .
RATES:
Une ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
5C for each addltional word. ,
$2.00 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
227- 278 to place yours.
NOTE: NE:W DEADLINE:
TUESDAY AT 11 A.M.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1997 PAGE 7B


RATES:
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.
DEADLINE:
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.
"-*. ...4 *.... :-:':*4 ..* ?4 .*: <:-.';-.4 .4 .';-.';-.'. :.... *.*4 .t *.*.\ .4 4 *i~. *4 .4 % 4*.. 4*.*4 4 ~.4.4. ~ ~ .* ~ ~ ....: ~ .


Need pianist for church services in
the Port St Joe area. This is a paid
position. Please call 227-1373 for
more information, tfc 7/17
Part time ideal second income. home
based demonstrator position House of
Lloyd and Christmas & gifts commis-
sion and bonuses. Free training. No
investment. Call Kim 850-722-4675.
2tc 7/17
The Gulf Co. Senior Citizens have a
part-time chore/respite -worker posi-
tion open in the Wewahitchka area.
Applicants must be 60 years old, have
own dependable transportation, pass
a physical and meet income guide-
lines. For more information, please
call 229-8466. The Gulf County Sr.
Citizens are an equal opportunity em-
ployer. Applications may be picked up
at the senior center in Wewahitchka
located on East River Road near the
Kids Center. fic 7/3
We're Growingl Due-to an increase in
our census. Bay St. Joseph care Cen-
ter currently has position vacancies
for CNAs and nurses. We are looking
for dedicated professional individuals.
We offer' an excellent compensation
and benefit package. Come grow with
us. To interview call 229-8244 or ap-
ply at Bay St Joseph Care Center,
220 Ninth Street, Port St. Joe, FL.
tfc 7/3





2" Homelite trash pump, 2" Homelite
centrifugal pump for marine coast ap-
plications. Call 227-7388. ltp 7/24

Full size mattress and box. springs,
$30. 229-8079. Itc 7/24

Admiral air conditioner, 115 volts. 7.5
amps, size 14.25"h x 23"w x 20" 1.-
Fits window opening 26" to 40 1/2";
Call 648-8394., Iltc 7/24


Drafting table and desk, with bench.
Can be seen anytime. $00. Call 648-
4242. itc 7/24


Steel buildings, new, engineered
40x60x12 was $15,500 balance
$8,900; 50x100x16 was $26,200 bal-
ance $17,931; 60x150x16 was
$62,500 balance $29,990. 1-800-406-
5126. ltp 7/24
Mobile home for sale, two bdrm./1
ba. to be moved to your lot. Call 912-
246-1250. 2tc 7/24
Remodeling sale: Jenn-Air cooktop, 4
modules, $400; Sears. Kenmore built-
in oven, $300. Take both for $600.
Excel. cond. 639-5678. 2tc 7/17
Must sell: Giant oak soup and salad
bar. Call 639-2994. ") 2tc 7/17
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





Registered chihuahuas, rat terriers
and Sharpel. 648-5306 or 648-4045.
tfc 7/17

DOG GROOMING PLUS, 227-3611.
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
tfc .7/3
Give your dog a break from summer
heat Ask BARFIELD'S LAWN & GAR-
DEN 229-2727 about HAPPY JACK
PARACIDE SHAMPOO. Kills fleas &
ticks on contact. Checks doggy odor.
Contains NO permethrinsl 4tc 7/17


REALESA


For Sale by Owner: 4 bedroom. 2 bath'
house. 1012 McClellan Ave.. Cen.
h&a. large 20'x30' workshop.
$65.000. Call for appoinumenL 227-
1420. ,4tc 7/17


Building for FREE! The Body of
Christ Jesus Church, 25x52 ft. build-
ing inside paneling and carpeting lo-
cated at 106 Harbor Street. Must be
moved by August 8th, "You supply
the movers, it's yours". Call 229-8814
or 229-6430. 2tp 7/24
Light and airy 3 bedroom, 2 bath
home, with enclosed heated pool.
Master bedroom wing with whirlpool
tub. All appliances. Two blocks from
beach, yet non-flood zone. $120,000
bargain. 206, Narvaez, Seashores
Subd'., 647-3990. 2tp 7/17
14x70' mobile home on 75'xl50' lot
Two bdrm., 2 ba., 229 Selma St., St.
Joe Beach. Call 647-3611. tfe 7/17
GOVT FORECLOSED homes from
pennies on $1. Delinquent tax, rep's,
REO's. Your area. Toll Free ('1) 800-
218-9000 ext. H-9513 for current list-
ings. 4tp 7/10
For Sale by Owner: 2 comer 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.
227-1463. tfc 7/3
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
Brick house, 3 bdrm., 1 ba. living
room with fireplace, din., kit., utility
ri, cen. heat and air, corner lot, 115
Sailfish St., Highland View. 227-1604.
By appointment only. tfc 7/3


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

1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with sep-,
tic tank & well. $2,500 down,
$132.16 mo. Call,George, 229-6031.
tfp 7/3
For sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq.-ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'xl6' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
util. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. tfc 7/3
House for Sale: 1200 Monu-
ment Ave, Port St. Joe 4
bdrm., 3 baths, wood floors,
fireplace, new dishwasher, all
appliances, fresh paint, large
comer lot, fenced yard,
screened patio, new landscap-
ing. "Move in mint condition"
plus great bay view: Price
8120,000. 227-3847.
4tD 7/10


S;T1,1a :S 4 S V


COINS RY THE-BYTI
I buy -and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens. fair prices.
Home 229-8104. Bus. 229-6803.
me tfc 7/3
You supply the paint, name your
price, and I will paint your house.
Job guaranteed. References. Call
Mark at 229-1045." 3tp 7/17


Woodmann's Tree &
Stump Service'
647-5237
Scott Woodman, Owner/Operator


STUMP GRINDING
Average Stump $10.00
1-800-628-8733
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
tfc 4/6


AVOIn

Catherine L. Collier
Independent Sales Representative
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
(904) 229-6460


TLC Lawn Service *,
Catering to All Your Lawn r
Service Needs
Mowing, Trimming, Clean Outs, Mani-
curing.Spraying, 'Fertilizing, Landscaping
and Minor Sprinkler Repair.
Ret Avaolilale. 229-6435


STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
UC. #ER0013168 .INSURED
647-8081
ALAN STRICKLAND


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


Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.


LIVESTOCK
Horseshoeing
8 Trimming
647-3296 5 /97


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



A-I1 OIL
MUFFLER SERVICE
HOURS:
[Monday Friday, 9-6
Saturday 8-5 CST
COMPLETE OIL CHANGE

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


-^ r tf- THE CABINET

SHOPPE
Custom Kitchen and Bath/
Jeff Powell, Owner

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


SResidential Custom Wood
Commercial Industrial
A 8 R Fence
Feacing fnd Concrete Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
.EIN #593115646 19041 647-4047


Auto Rates Have
Been RpduceId!
Call Hannon Insurance,
227-1133
Stfo 4/17


arllf Koobel .. Insured/Licen
Portable Welding
Have Welder Will Travel
For All Your Welding Needs Including Aluminum & Stainless
Lowest Price;M in TOwN
Boat Trailers Hitches Trucks Etc.
(904) 64f-599 A4 eico Beach, FL


Looking for individuals with property
to sell. Couple will be in the Port St.
Joe area August 1-5 seeking retire-
ment property. prefer Gulf front, on
other water, or gulf/bay view. Please
mail description, address, directions,
price and any other vital information
to: Joe Fannin, .218 Creekside Dr.,
Pontotoc, MS 38863, no later than
July 25th. 2tc 7/17
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.


Alcoholics Anonymous, Surfside Se-
renity Group, meets Mon., Wed, Fri.,
at 7:30 p.m. CST at 1st United Metho-
dist Church, 22nd St., Mexico Beach.
Women's open AA meeting, 12 noon
CST Thursdays,.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Saturday 8:00 p.m. ET
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday. 8:00 p.m.
AL-ANON
Thurs.. 8:00 p.m.,
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
.Methodist Church. PSJ


9211 Olive Avenue $75900





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BEACON HILL. Th A Tve. 50xi00'
with septic, 15 00.
OVERSTREET AREA. Over 2 acres off J. C. Daniels Rd. with easy
access to SR 386. $10,000.
DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL LOT on Long Ave. 60'x90', $14,000.


Others available.
MEXICO BEACH. Excellent residential
neighborhood. 4 lots fronting SR 386.
Each approx. 100'x75' $25,000 each.


BUILDING LOTS

SIMMONS BAYOU. Beautiful bay view to
construct your dream home. Lots of
foliage and mature trees. 100 ft. mini-
mum. $700 per front foot. Broker-own-
er.


HANNON
REALTY INC.
PORT ST. JOE

227-1450


INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY (Overstreet). 2 lots each over an
acre with plenty of waterway frontage. New Price: 1 lot is
$10,000; 1 lot is $20,000.
GULFAIRE Subd. Pretty lot on Periwinkle Dr. Minimal clearing
required. Restricted subdivision with pool and tennis court privi-
leges. $26,900.


rsed


2 2/ 20


S, ,LICENSED BONDED INSURED



SCarpet and
Upholstery Cleaning
Steam Cleaning


(904) 229-9663 (904) 827-2826


Petc Heating & Cooling
LICENSED INSURED SALES ANDSERVICE
A/C Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
Stale Uc. #RA0066486 229-COOL


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

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



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



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

229-9585 tc/12


Anchnr |Icaltij


&


41nrtgasc C(


6260 Hwy. 98
St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
800-411 -3717 /850-647-3333
Fax: 850-647-3330


4693 Cape 'San Bias Rd.
Cape San Bias, FL 32456
800-654-8689 /
850-229-2777
Fax: 850-229-6556


2009 Marvin Port St. Joe.
Custom built home in excellent
neighborhood!' 3 bedrooms 2
Sbaths, great room, gas log fire-
place, cathedrals ceilings,
kitchen, dining-living area over-
looking backyard. Nicely land-
S*ftW escaped w/ automatic sprinkler
system, many extras to list. A
must see to appreciate! Call Libia for an appointment. $118,895

909 20th Port St. Joe Looking
for affordable, nice neighbor- r
hood, and no repairs before
moving in, look no'more! 3 bed- '
rooms 2 baths, Great room, a
4th room/den. Approx.. 1250
SF under CH/A. New carpet
and roof installed in 1996. Pool,
pool-pump, decks, privacy
fence and much more! Call Libia for an appointment. Reduced $76,500


razzo floors. Completely furnished
$135,000

712 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach This
spacious home has too many -
features to describe in writing.
The upstairs has over 1800 SF,
with breathtaking Gulfview, fully
carpeted and 2 bedrooms open-
ing onto large porch. First floor
has over 1280 SF. including an
office w/ 1/2 bath. 3 car carport.
Zoned commercial! $325,000


32nd St. Mexico Beach
Your own beach house, just
steps from the Gulf!
Spacious and airy 3 bed. 2
baths, approx. 1400 SF
under CH/A, all appliances
included. Carport, outside
utility room, screened
porch, outside shower, ter-
w/ excellent rental history! Reduced


We have a "Lot" to show you, so call us for Information
on LOTS & LAND
Your Local Realtors


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PAGE 8B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1997


Public Advised to Prepare


For Peak of Mosquito Season

Area's Recent Rainy Weather and Warm Summer
Temperature is Causing Mosquitoes to Breed Like Flies


With the recent rains and
warm summer weather, it's time
for Floridians to prepare for mos-
quito season by eliminating mos-
quito breeding sites. Horse own-
ers also should protect their ani-
mals by vaccinating them against
equine encephalitis, which is
spread by mosquitoes.
Florida Agriculture Commis-
sioner Bob Crawford is urging
homeowners to get rid of standing
water on their property to curtail
Florida's mosquito population
and reduce health risks to
humans and animals.
"Due to the mild winter and
recent heavy rains, we are experi-
encing unusually large popula-,
tions of mosquitoes in some parts
of the state," Crawford said.
"Since mosquitoes generally don't
travel great distances from their
breeding ground, people who
eliminate breeding sites in their
neighborhood can reduce the like-
lihood of contracting a mosquito-
borne illness."
'. Crawford noted that children,
adults over age 55 and people
who spend a lot of time outdoors
are at greater risk and should
take special' precautions.
"Mosquitoes can breed in a
very small amount of still water.
We are urging homeowners to
'look around their property and
eliminate sources of standing
water, such as old tires, trash can
lids, kiddie pools or birdbaths,"
Crawford said.
Crawford noted that a breed
of mosquito-named the Asian
Tiger Mosquito because of its
markings-was introduced into
the United States in imported
waste tires in 1985 and arrived in
Florida a year later.
Because standing water in
improperly discarded or stored
tires is a major breeding ground,
the pest is sometimes called "the
tire mosquito." Unlike many other
strains found in Florida, this
mosquito is active during daylight
hours, so eliminating breeding
grounds is the best defense.-
Crawford also is urging horse
owners to vaccinate their animals
against Eastern Equine
Encephalitis (EEE), an often-fatal
viral disease that attacks the ner-
vous system of horses. The virus
is transmitted from infected wild
birds to horses by mosquitoes, or
from Infected birds to humans, on
rare occasions.
In Florida, the disease is a
year-round 'problem, but the
majority of .cases in horses occur
from April to September, with the
peak in July and August.
The prevalence of EEE
depends on the weather, mosqui-
to populations, the amount of
infection in wild birds and the
number of susceptible or unvacci-


nated horses. Crawford said hors-
es should be vaccinated now to
protect them from EEE during
mosquito season.
The Florida Department.of
Agriculture and Consumer;
Services, which oversees the
state's mosquito control efforts,
recommends that people avoid
mosquito-plagued areas, particu-
larly at night, reduce mosquito
breeding grounds, wear protective
clothing and use insect repellents.
BACKGROUND ON EASTERN
EQUINE ENCEPHALITIS
*Eastern equine encephalitis
is a viral disease that attacks the
central nervous system of horses.
*It is spread by mosquitoes,
which transmit the disease from
infected birds. ,
*Transmission of the disease
from horse to horse or from horse
to humans is highly unlikely.
*The mortality rate for infect-
ed horses is 50 percent to 90 per-
cent.
*Vaccinating horses properly
will prevent them from contract-
ing the disease.
*Disease prevention mea-
sures also include the elimination
of sources of standing water,
where mosquitoes may breed, and
spraying with approved insecti-
cides. :
*Symptoms of the disease in
horses include fever, -impaired
vision, Irregular gait, reduced
reflexes, inability to swallow,
occasional convulsions and
death.
*The disease is most com-
monly detected in- horses from
April through August.
*Previously unvaccinated
horses should be given two injec-
tions of vaccine about a week to
10 days apart. Previously vacci-
nated older horses can be protect-
ed by a single booster shot. In
previously vaccinated young ani-
mals, the two-injection booster


Commodities-Could You

Be An Eligible Recipient?

Have you been laid off should call 229-9112, 639-
from work, either temporari- 5068, or come by the com-
ly or permanently? modity office in the Gulf
Do you receive a fixed County, Courthouse (Room
income each month, such as 116).
Social Security or retire- You will need to bring
meant? proof of your total household
Are you a single parent? income.
If so, you may be eligible Rules for acceptance and
to receive U.S. Department participation in the program
of Agriculture commodities, are the same for everyone
Anyone who has ques- without regard to race, color,
tions concerning their eligi- national origin, age, sex or
ability 'or would like to sign up handicap.



Boyd Co-Sponsors

Campaign Finance Bill
U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd (D- Force. This legislation is an at-
North Florida) recently joined a tempt to introduce incremental
bipartisan group 'of members of reforms that promise real im-
the freshman class in cosponsor- provement for our federal cam-
ing the Bipartisan Campaign In- paign finance system.
tegrity Act of 1997. This legisla-
tion has been nationally "This bipartisan bill repre-
recognized as a realistic and sents a real opportunity for need-
promising effort to fundamentally ed campaign finance reform,"
reform the federal campaign fi- said Boyd. "We all know that our
nance system during this session federal campaign system is brok-
of Congress. en. We also recognize that previ-
"The citizens of North Florida ous attempts at reform have
join millions of Americans in their failed. We have learned from
support for cleaning up the feder- those experiences and crafted a
al campaign finance system." said bill that can win broad support
Boyd. "I want to change the sys- from both Democrats and Repub-
tem. I want to make the system licans."
more responsive to families and
less reliant on special interests. "I think that campaigns
This bipartisan bill represents the ought to focus on the issues that
best chance for the long term in- matter to citizens and families,"
terest of comprehensive reform." said Boyd. "I believe that cam-
The Bipartisan Campaign In- paigns have become too negative,
tegrity Act is the product of sever- and too reliant on raising money.
al months of work by the 12 This would be the first attempt to
members of the freshman Task change the system for the better."


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