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\.FIFTY-NINTH YEAR, NUMBER 48
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ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, JULY 31, 1997
. ,. For Florida Coast Paper Employees
After Four Months of Sitting
Idle. Blame Laid to Bad
Market Conditions in the
SPaper Industry as a Whole.
"2,-,,-'-" The announcement the entire community had been waiting
f gfor, finally was articulated. Friday afternoon. No longer was the
S. .-. ~ word "indefinite" applicable as to the start-up date for the paper
-i mill to resume its operation. The date is now dellnite.
aThe date is: Monday, August 4, with the number one paper
machine to be back on line September 15.
The paper mill will have many of its employees report for
work Monday, August 4, to begin about a six-week process of re-
habilitating the factory's machinery, getting it ready to produce
kraft linerboard and mottled white linerboard once again.
SInitially there will be 45 maintenance employees and 14 op-
erations personnel on duty for the first few days. The fourth
day-August 7-the numbers of personnel will swell to 110
maintenance employees and 70 operation personnel. Theirs will
Sbe the Job of getting everything in shape following the long cessa-
tion of operations.
The mill will once again begin taking pulp wood-requiring
the services of an additional 20 employees being called back to
work-August 25. Wood will be received continuously until
start-up date in order to rebuild the stockpile to operational size.
Then, September 15 is to be the big day. After being idle for
five and a half months, the number one paper machine will be
started up. The official schedule for that day is to start the num-
B ber five and six recoveries, number four evaporator, lime kiln,.
start the batch digesters and washers, put new "clothing" on ma-
chine number one and begin producing paper.
.,It'll be a busy day or two.
= e ,_ *y: :'1^i : .... ** ...... "BULK OF EMPLOYEES BACK AT WORK ,
S~i^ .~ ^ f" |. '. By this time the bulk of.the paper mill's employees will have
S...... ........ .... reported for work once again, after a long dlay-off, It's estimated
,', ,d~ ,, --. that 155 maintenance and 50 olperations employees will bi
... ...by 230 to 236 opet-tuots personnel.
e Sedtemoer an aItional 82 employee s bteingreaeilbed
together to raise a giant American Flag Friday afternoon, as Hall [partially hidden by poatl. Mike Todd. Ferrell Allen [par- September 29. It is estimated maintenance will be completed di
S a signal that Florida Coast Paper's Port.St. Joe mill had set a tially hidden by Todd], Jimmnny Daniels, John Hanlon. and the number two paper machine by that date and production re-
start-up date after being closed down, cold, for four months. Tommy Luster. The idle paper mill is shown in the back- sumed. This step in the start-up process will result in the fill
A portion of those present for the banner raising were: Steve ground, force, or an additional 82 employees being recalled.
SJL&D Begins Hunting Lease Program
125,000 Acres In County Available for Hunting Leases by State's Largest Land Owner
St. Joseph Land and
Development has announced its
Intentions to begin leasing much
of the company's vast land hold-
Gulf County Commissioners
are closing in on the final stages
of preliminary '97-'98 budget fig-
ures through a series of budget
planning workshops, the last of
which is scheduled for Thursday
(July 31st) at 5:00 p.m.
The board has concentrated
United States Senator Bob
Graham recently announced
the federal government's deci-
sion to spend more than $2
million to put more police offi-
cers on the streets in Florida.
The funding Is the latest round
of COPS (Community Oriented
Policing Service) grant awards
under the COPS Universal Hir-
ing Program (UHP).
These grants will provide
funding for police departments
to hire additional sworn offi-
cers. Grants will be made for
up to 75 percent of the total
salary and benefits for each of-
ficer over three years, up to a
maximum of $75.000 per offi-
cer. The city of Port St. Joe re-
ceived $60.892 to fund one
full time police officer.
"Community policing is an
invaluable addition to our
state's crime prevention ef-
forts," said Graham. "This
money will put more officers
on the streets .."
Graham got a first hand
look at the benefits of commu-
nity policing last December
when.. as one of his monthly
workdays, he walked the beat
for the Jacksonville Sheriff's
wings in the state for hunting pur-
poses. For many years the grow-
Ing trend across the country has
been for land owners to establish
hunting leases on their property.
The trend has been gaining
momentum in Gulf and sur-
rounding counties as Neil Land
Final Stages of Budget
ding Full-Time EMTfor Wewahitchka
its efforts on trimming budget
request increases as much as
possible in an effort to "toe the
line" on spending. One area
receiving some special attention
was the Wewahitchka Volunteer
Ambulance Service which has
provided emergency medical ser-
vices for the north end of Gulf
County for over 25 years using
volunteers to man the squad.
Commissioners and residents
alike have recognized the staff
and service as one of the finest in
the state. Growth in the area.
coupled with the resulting
Increase in the number of calls.
have put increased responsibili-
ties and workload on volunteers
in recent years.
A committee consisting of
Commissioner Billy Traylor, local
residents and ambulance squad
members was appointed by the
board to make recommendations
on how the squad could more effi-
ciently serve the community.
Following their recommendation,
the board has tentatively budget-
ed $25.000 to pay a paramedic
five (5) days a week. Monday
through Friday, 10 hours a day.
The action is in response to a
need for daytime "working hours'
emergency medical assistance
response time improvement as
explained by the committee.
In a few cases, volunteers
available for quick response dur-
ing the workday have been hard
pressed to meet the north end of
the county's needs due to job
requirements and location of "on
call" ambulance personnel.
The plan calls for a paramedic
to be on call at the ambulance
building and available for imme-
diate response during the work
day. Volunteers would still
respond as usual, but the para-
medic would offer quicker
response while they make their
way to the location after leaving
(See BUDGET on Page 3)
and Timber, local farmers and
other larger property owners have
begun to lease out parcels of land
to individual hunters and orga-
Clay Smallwood, local manag-
er for SJL&D, said approximately
125,000 acres in Gulf County
would be available for lease for
the "97-'98 hunting season.
SJL&D owns 218.138 acres in
Gulf County, but will not be leas-
ing areas previously closed to
hunting, nor land associated with
Ed Ball Wildlife Management Area
(62,500 acres) which is currently
(See HUNTING on Page 3)
DOWN SINCE APRIL 1
The work stoppage marked the longest period of time the mill
had been out of production since 1971-72, when a crippling
strike caused nine long months of down time.
Ferrel Allen, General Manager of Florida Coast, stated Friday
of last week, '"We will begin bringing employees back on August
4th, and employees will be called back on a staggered basis
thereafter. Our plan is to start up the number one paper ma-
chine on September 15th and the number two machine on Sep-
tember 29. We are very pleased to be able to make this an-
nouncement today and are very appreciative of the sacrifices our
employees have had to make during this difficult time."
Allen, and the firm's other officers, blamed an extremely
weak paper market over the past few months as the reason for
ceasing production. The market pegged the price for linerboard
at its lowest point in several years. The market has begun to re-
cover the past couple of months, with definite signs of improving
Gulf County's unemployment rate Jumped from 6.1% for the
month of March, to a high of 19.9% for the month of June. Ad-
joining counUties reflected an increase in unemployment during
this period, also, displaying the wide-spread effect the mill clo-
sure had on a large portion of the Panhandle.
Committee Endorses Change In Enterprise Zones
Members of the Gulf County
Enterprise Zone Committee met
Thursday at noon to discuss rec-
ommendations to redraw some of
Gulf County's boundary lines.
According to Gulf County
Chief Administrator Don Butler,
the board decided to submit a res-
olution for the Gulf County
Commissioners to consider for
approval at their next regular
meeting. It calls for the State
Office of Tourism. Trade and
Economic Development to allow
proposed changes to the
Enterprise Zone's boundary lines.
The request includes: putting
a 1/10 square mile area which
includes the proposed county air
park (now Costin Airport) near
Jones Homestead within the zone;
extend the boundary lines west to.
approximately the Dixie Bell
Curve along Highway 98 (this
would include George Hean
Company which had asked to be
within the Enterprise Zone); and
an area on Industrial Road, zoned
for industrial use, would also be
included In the new boundaries.
A 3/4 square mile area west
of Wewahitchka, that was being
considered as a possible site for
the county's industrial park.
would be removed from the
Enterprise Zone since the board
decided to locate the complex on
Don Butler makes a point to the Enterprise Zone Committee Thursday.
another site south of Wewa, off
Board members have
expressed a need to redraw some
of the lines to better meet the
county's needs. But up until Just
recently moving the lines required
legislative action. The state has
turned those responsibilities over
to the Office of Tourism, Trade
and Economic Development.
Businesses located within the
zone can receive sales tax breaks
and various other benefits from
the state meant to stimulate the
If the commission approves
the resolution recommended by
the Enterprise Zone Committee it
will be forwarded for considera-
tion for approval by the state.
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pAGE TWO THURSDAY, JULY 31, 1997
#HUKER DOWH WITH #RES BY KESLEY COLBERT
Good News! and Bad
AFTER FOUR MONTHS has elapsed-almost to the day-a
large number of our people will be returning to their jobs and
will be productive workers once again. Florida Coast Paper Com-
pany is kick-starting its mill into production again, providing the
economic spark this part of the world needs to operate confi-
dently and effectively.
We're proud of the people of Port St. Joe. They have come
through this testing time with flying colors-much like the
giant over-sized American flag hoisted Friday as a symbol that
our lean days had ceased. Our people proved their resiliency
once again by taking other, tough, part time jobs; by helping
their neighbors weather the economic storm; by providing sup-
port in whatever form was needed.
IT WAS WITH A COLLECTIVE sigh of relief and a neighborly
expression of understanding of what each of us has gone
through, that greeted the news that the mill would restart; that
paper prices were rebounding; that inventories were again be-
We never realized that we were such important players in the
paper world until we read the report that probably our mill being
shut down for a period of time helped the over-all situation with
the paper market. We just hope and anticipate, that it will be
someone else's turn when it is once again necessary to stabilize
things. We don't wish any bad luck or difficult times on anyone
else, but we have had our turn.
WE CAME THROUGH THAT "turn" with flying colors, in our
opinion. It could have been easier, less difficult; but our people
stood up under the strain extremely well. It was beginning to get
to where the shoe pinched incredibly, but had just become too
tight for comfort thus far. The day, "Friday, July 25," will not be
a date easily forgotten in our town. Just like that day in early
spring, 25 years ago, which signaled the end 'of a crippling nine
month strike, July 25 will be a hard day to forget for some time
IRONICALLY, THE DAY had some good news and it had
some bad news. For some of our people it was a signal that they
were returning to their jobs after a lengthy lay-off which was
first identified by the words, "Closed for an INDEFINITE period of
time". It was that word "INDEFINITE" which struck such uncer-
tainty into the minds of our people.
The bad news was that the passing of an era had arrived. Af-
ter using the services of live telephone operators ever since the
firm St. Joseph Telephone and Telegraph Company was started-
-operating first out of the old wooden depot building and later
out of the building now occupied by the Athletic House-ever
since two operators were all that were needed; ever since the op-
erator knew where everyone in town was at a given moment-
the operators were told they were being replaced by a machine.
It's sad; but glad;. all at the same time.
Emphasize Our Assets
A IONE PIECE of cargo was shipped across the Port St. Joe
docks'-dn Tuesday of last week; hopefully a forerunner of greater
things to come. The lone shipment proved that our port facilities
haven't been forgotten, as humble as the action was. The port was
there when it was needed and it was still useable. That, alone,
should be a point of encouragement to us.
We're beginning to take steps to diversify our economic base
through various means. Our airport, as small and humble as it
is, seems slated for better things. Our port has been in a long
stage of becoming viable once again. We're becoming more aware
of our ability to attract tourists. Various developments in our
.county and community are being paid more attention. All these
developments have more or less been forced upon us with the
uncertainty of the paper mill situation during this past shut
down. We're beginning to pay more attention to our assets and
how we can develop them.
LET'S HOPE THAT the increased interest in development
will not cease with the restarting of the paper mill.
We can do so many things to help ourselves; to determine
our own future. This activity was beginning to take off with the
thought that we had it to do in order to guarantee our future.
Let's not, once again, be. content to rest on our laurels..
Let's see the marina through. Let's continue to work on our
port. Let's not let up on our attempts to utilize our airport for
growth. Let's make the most of the Gulf County Canal as a tool
for attracting more jobs.
A lady stopped by the office ia
few days back and her very astute
young children quickly pointed
me out as "the hunker-dowIn
man". It was truly an honor to be
recognized by the folks that mean
the most to me ..... but listen,
kids, I'm not the real "hunker-,
Only in my wildest dreams,
could I approach that throne .*'.
I have no idea how the art'of
hunkering originated. I've heard.
tales of mothers with six month
old infants trying to "work 'em
down" into the "sitting position".
That seems a tad early for me-
you wouldn't know enough about
the weather or the local sheriff or
what they wasn't doing "for us", up
in Washington at that tender age
to be an effective hunkerer. It
came into being for me on the
front porch of Woodrow Kennon' s
Mercantile. Dry Goods and
Grocery' Store. I can't remember
the year or my age but
Eisenhower was president.
It was quite a treat for us to
ride into town on Saturday morn-
ingsl Dad would head over to the
feed store or hardware or some
such place, Mom would get out
her list and go to pulling things
offWoodrow's shelves and me and
David and Leon would get us a
NuGrape and a pack of peanuts
and head for the shade of the
Mr. Featherstone and Joe'
Gooch would be taking up most of0
the big, long, carved-up bench
underneath the Colonial Bread
sign. Archie Moore would sling
'bout half a leg over the front rail
so he could spit his Brown Mule
into the petunias below. Mr. Joe
Wiggletori and Jack Cantrell'
. In Low Places
would be hunkered down in that
small walk space between "em.
Leon would prop up a Royal
Crown cola case against the wall
and ease gently onto it. I'd sit on
the top step, pouring the peanuts
into the Nugrape and marvel at
how long Mr. Joe and Jack could
"hold" their positions.
I could hunker a little. You
just bend the knees and drop
straight down 'til you're kinda sit-
ting on your haunches. You can
rock forward on the balls of your
feet and rest your elbows on your
knees. Or, if you are in Mr. Joe
Wiggleton's class, you can rock
back on your heels and wrap your
arms around your legs. My prob-
lem was after a few minutes my
legs would go to hurting or my
back would get: in a strain. The
real hunkers could "anchor down
there" all day! ,
Mr. Featherstone would be
explaining the early Saturday
morning weather patterns. Archie
Moore was worried about the
falling hog prices. The Cardinals
had lost three games in a row and
Mr. Jack Cantrell was mad 'cause
"we" had no pitching and Ray
Jablonski couldn't hit like Stan
Joe Gooch,didn't care "a whit
about your.precious weather pat-
terns,"' he just allowed that if it
didn't rain soon our corn was
"dun for". There w&s a long period
of silence. Me and Leon and David
knew not to speak. Finally, Joe
Wiggleton rocked forward. "It's
mostly all Ike's fault. He was a
better general than he is a presi-
You can't rush hunkering!
That's the beauty of it. People had
time. They would ponder the-
thought; a question, the situa-
tion-you were going to get an
Intelligent, worked-through, mean-
sured response. I've seen the'
ashes of Uncle Wotnack's Camel
(See KESLEY on Page 3)
Mike Tyson Removed Himself From th
A BLACK MAN: an assbclate
editor of the Miami Herald.and a
columnist with Knight-Rkidder
Newspapers. has- called Mike Ty-
son a nasty man. I agree, he is.
To have a newspaper columnist.
who just happens to be black af-
firm my opinion of the so-called
"sportsman" is just icing on the
This opinion hasn't been
formed too much by the incident
of biting off Evander Holyfleld's
ear in a boxing match, either. I
knew a white man, once, right
here in Port St. Joe, who had his
ear bitten off in a bar room tussle
many years ago. Biting off ears
isn't anything new, although it
isn't an accepted maneuver in a.
Leonard Pitts, the columnist,
wrote, "As a black man; I'm of-
fended," in expressing his outrage
.over this man, who is supposed
to be a black hero-a black man
role model-should embarrass
the black race [indeed, all of man-
kind] so completely,by his actions
S ETA OIN SHRDLU
d 1 :J By Wesley Ramsey
seems to be more than he can ex-
"WE'VE COME TO mistake
posturing for courage," Pitts
wrote. He expressed himself elo-
quently in this matter. He went
on to say, "I am struck by the re-
alization that we have forgotten
how to measure manhood."
Both white and black chil-
dren make disastrous choices
about whom they idolize these
days. The objects of their idolatry
don't make it very easy for them
to witness good morals, either.
Just the other day the high-
powered movie idol, Brad Pitt,
was going through the motions of
having Playgirl magazine remove
a display of nude photos taken of
him, from its latest edition.-
How did they get the nude
photos, in the first place? He had
to pose for them, didn't he? He
had to consent to pose for them,
didn't he? He's white, isn't he?
So, that goes to show you,
black men have no comer on em-
barrassing their peers and creat-
ing role models NOT toemulate.
In Brad Pitt's case, it sounds
like he was ."objecting" merely to
get the publicity and sell more
magazines containing his pic-
tures. His past deportment caus-
es us to have these opinions..
Mike Tyson bit Holyfield's ear
in a fit of temper because the
fighter was getting the best of the
fight and in a fit of temper, he bit
off his ear. It's as simple as that.
He couldn't hurt Holyfield with
his fists, so he tried it with his
I WANT TO congratulate as-
sociate editor Leonard Pitts, Jr.,
for speaking out in 'plain lan-
guage, telling what an animal
Mike Tyson is.
He quoted Tyson in several
instances, telling just what Ty-
son's attitude is like.
"I've shot at a lot of people. I
like to see them run. I like to see
them beg," Pitts quoted Tyson as
having once said.
And, "I like to hurt women
when I make love to them. I like
to hear them scream with pain, to
see them bleed. It gives me pleas-
He also quoted Tyson as say-
ing the best punch he ever threw
e Role of
was at his ex-wife, Robin Givens.
Are those the words of a gen-
uine role model?
Pitts expresses his anger, "as
a black man" that another black
man, before the public eye, could
present himself in such a light.
I'm angry that any luminary, in
whatever field of endeavor, what-
ever color his skin may be, could
deport himself in such a manner.
AS INTIMATED BY the writ-
er; one could almost forgive such
actions if they were one of a kind,
a slip of the norm, a stumble
along the way. We all stumble,
But, when a person who
holds himself up as the best at
anything continually acts out the
same cruddy life-style, then one
comes to believe his mistakes are
made on purpose, rather than be-
ing an accident, a stumble.
Such a person has no busi-
ness even being among civilized
people, much less setting the
standard for our young people to
look up to and idolize.
Pitts asks therquestion in the
headline over his' column, "Why
was Tyson made a hero?"
Perhaps you can tell us both
the answer. Was it because such
sports figures feel they are above
the rules of civilization? More and
more, sports figures of every ilk
are acting like they are.
Is it because they are paid
entirely too much? Certainly, that
is one reason young people look
up to them so readily. They feel
that goes with the territory of be-
ing successful and doesn't every-
one want to be successful? ... at
least, make the big bucks?
Pitts doesn't stop with using
Mike Tyson as a horrible example
of a human being. He just hap-
pens to be the most visible one at
this particular time.
There's more than enough to
I'd like to meet Mr. Pitts one
day, to congratulate him on his
article and discuss this matter
even further, in person.
Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Co. of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Second Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL
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BIRTHPLACE OF FLORIDA
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL *.THURSDAY, JULY 31, 1997 PAGE 3A
Controversy Develops Over Scheduling of High School Classes
The Gulf County School pa
Board came to its special meAting pr
Tuesday afternoon with the inten- d(
tion of attending a 20 minute or NJ
so session; just long enough to go wr
through the legal hoops of adopt- cl
ing a new budget and stipulating rii
the millage required to finance it. je
It didn't work out that way.
The meeting room was filled sc
with a group of anxious parents re
and students, who had heard the ac
board had placed severe schedul- cl;
ing limitations on the popular fo
NJROTC program which has op- ho
crated in the high school for over m
20 years. cl:
With Paul Fitzgerald acting as R(
leased to the Florida Game and R
Fresh Water Fish Commission.
Smallwood said generating ir
revenues was only one of the fac- a]
tors driving the land lease B
process. He noted a need to con-
trol dumping and clean up the L.
company's property, as well as
establish sound game manage-
Lease prices will be set on a
*' tract by tract basis, taking into .
consideration wildlife populations J
and management plans.
SJL&D Is one of the few '
landowners in the state that still
allows the use of dogs for hunting
purposes on their property.
Smallwood pointed out that they
are continuing that practice, not-
ing that some of the lease areas
are being designed where they
can still be used by dog hunters.
Most of those will be on property
that has traditionally been dog *
hunting areas In the county.
"We're trying to provide a U
good mix for both dog hunters
and still hunters.," he said.
Local forestry units will be m
handling leases within their
forestry territory. The SL Joe Unit
and Wetappo Unit will handle
Gulf County, the Wetappo Unit
covers Calhoun County. and the
SL Joe Unit and Southwood Unit
will cover property in Franklin
Smallwood said hunters
desiring to lease SJL&D property
should phone (850) 229-9491 to
be directed to the forester in the "
area if they have a question.
St. Joe Land and
Development (a subsidiary of St.
.Joe Corporation) is the largest pri-
.vate land owner in the state with fl
holdings of approximately one
v' million acres-most of which is
located west of the Suwannee
(From Page 2) --
grow to almost an Inch while he
studied the proposition set before
Finally, when you knew those
ashes couldn't hang on another
*second, he'd thoughtfully flick 'em,
off with his little finger and raise (
his head ever so slightly-he was
fixin' to enlighten the gathering. .' T
S .. P
I asked Dad (who wasn't.
much of a hunkerer) the reasons ;
behind it all. 'You can think bet-. C o
ter close to the ground. You get ti
underneath the spoiled-by-too- fr
much-talking-air. You get low so W
the dog can lick you in the face p
instead of wetting on your leg. In tl
these parts, where folks 'are c
always feuding over a loose pig,
an unmarked heifer or a moon-
shine location,lyou hunker 'cause a]
it makes a smaller target." :r
It was early summer of 1959 d
when Betty Jean Maples. told me lo
to "take a long walk down a short t
pier". My first loyel I was devas- S
tatedl My life was over! I hun- n
kered down ever so slowly to con- a
template the dreadful situation.
Suicide might be the .only way h
out-wait a minute, what's that in b
the grass a nickel! I sprinted
over to Woodrow's store, bought a
pack of Topps Official Baseball
Cards and ripped it open. The
first card was Mickey Mantle! Can
you believe it! And Ernie Banks
was the fourth card! Mantle and
Banks in the same pack! A career
find! I tell you, there ain't nothing
like getting low to the ground!
And for sure, I will always be
grateful to Betty Jean. .....
So kids, hunkering works! I
highly recommend it.
But don't confuse me with the
real guys like Mr. Joe Wiggleton,
Jack Cantrell and Uncle Womack.
I borrowed the title for my little
effort here in hopes that you and
I would both slow the pace for a
'few minutes as we visit together
And somehow, I feel the "hun-
ker down" term is a tribute to all
those wonderful men who I had
the honor and privilege to study
It, is certainly intended as
parent spokesman, they ex-
,essed a fear that all the stu-
ents who wished to take the
JROTC classes and training
wouldn't be able to fit it into their
assroom schedule without sac-
ficing a required or desired sub-
Fitzgerald asked, "Has block
heduling caused this problem?"
ferring to the new schedule
opted last year of four subject
asses the first semester and
ur different subjects the second
alf. Fitzgerald continued, "Ru-
or has it that the number of
asses to be taught each day for
OTC has been reduced from
Along with the 218,138 acres
n Gulf County, SJL&D owns
approximately 171,000 acres in
ay, 134,000 in Liberty, 77,000
three in both semesters to two
classes the first semester and one
the second semester."
The spokesman went on to
say that such a situation didn't
leave those wishing to enroll in
ROTC much choice in scheduling.
"For instance, my daughter will
be forced to choose between col-
lege prep English, and ROTC; she
has to make a choice on. which
one to drop, and since she is
working toward a scholarship,
under the present plan she will
have to give up ROTC which she
has invested three years of her
MANY EXPRESS PROBLEM
'From Page 1
in Calhoun, 60,000 in Franklin,'
85,000 in Jefferson, 52,000. in
Wakulla, and significant acreage
in Gadsden, Leon, Taylor,
Washington and Walton counties.
gur Readers Write
to the Editor
chief Praises Sheriff's Department
ort St. Joe, FL
The members of the Gulf
countyy Sheriff's Office are to be
ommended for their recent cap-
ure of all four escaped prisoners
tom Bay County. These escapees
rere extremely violent, dangerous
ersons who posed ,a serious
threat to the citizens of Gulf
Sheriff Frank McKeithen and
ll his personnel are to be com-
aehded for their perseverance,
determination and commitment
demonstrated during the pro-
onged search for and final cap-
ure of these violent escapees.
heriff cMKeithen and his person-
el worked for days with barely
ny sleep, under very demanding
conditions of high heat and
humidity, mosquitoes, flies, bugs,
riars and other hostile things
encountered when trekking
through the wilderness in pursuit
of desperate felons.
Assisted by a variety of law
enforcement agencies working
under similar conditions, the Gulf
County Sheriffs Office 'set the
tone and tempo of the relentless
pursuit. Where many other agen-
cies may' have called ,off the
search after twenty four hours,
Sheriff McKeithen was' deter-
mined to continue the pursuit
.and apprehension, given the
potential threat that. these
As citizens of Gulf County, we
should all offer a sincere thank
you to all the members of the Gulf
County Sheriffs Office for a job
/s/ Jay Leffert
Chief of Police
Port St. Joe
ing on Thursday, Ju
hold a budget meet-
ly 31, 1997 at 5:00
Commissioners' meeting room at the
Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe,
Florida. The purpose of this meeting is
to discuss the proposed budget for the
encouraged to attend.
NATHAN PETERS, JR., CHAIRMAN
Several parents echoed Fitz-
gerald's words, saying their chil-
dren were having similar prob-
lems scheduling for the current
year, without sacrificing some
needed or desired subject, or
making a choice between the sub-
ject and ROTC.
Some statements were even
made to the fact that their child's
schedule had been changed,
without their permission, remov-
ing them from the ROTC classes.
Fitzgerald made the request
that the schools [both Port St.
Joe and Wewahitchka] revert
back to offering NJROTC classes
three times during each school
'day for both semesters.
He brought out that the pro-
gram was authorized and partial-
ly funded by the U.S. Navy, and
without proper participation, the
county stood to lose the program.
The classes are taught by Com-
mander James C. McLeod and
Sgt. Gary Howze as their only
duty in the school.
Fitzgerald also stated he un-
derstood that Sgt. Howze had
been asked to teach a class of
physical education this Gyear.
'That just might be a violation of
the school's contract with the
Navy,"' he said.
KELLEY TO INVESTIGATE
Merchants to Dedicate
Reid Ave. In
As you would imagine, Port c
Ct. Joe's downtown merchants t
are proud of-as well as thrilled i
and relieved over its completion- 'T
the new look Reid Avenue is now t
sporting. They are planning for a c
big weekend celebration to mark w
the official completion and accep- I
tance of Reid Avenue next week- e
The weekend of activity will
start with a ribbon cutting cere- ,
money, next Thursday, August 7
at 1:00 p.m., at the intersection
of Third Street and Reid Avenue.
It wasn't, planned that way,
but the merchants will also be
Hit and Run On
Hwy. 98 Sunday :
On Sunday, July 27, at ap- i
proximately 1:15 a.m., a hit and '
run accident, Involving two cars, i
occurred on Highway 98 and Ca-
nal Street in Mexico Beach.
A GMC pickup, driven by
Robin Harris, hit the rear of a
Ford van, driven by Wanda Sue
Barnes, sending it 370'. Robin
Harris fled the scene and is still
at large. The passenger and own-
er of the truck, Robert Ivey, suf-
fered minor injuries.
The other two passengers in
the van, Robert Barnes and April
Barnes. had no reported injuries.
while the driver, Wanda Barnes
sustained a broken neck.
The Mexico Beach Police De-
partment only knows that Robin
Harris Is a white female.
:elebrating the announcement
hat the paper mill will be resum-
ng operation -irn mid-September.
That ,alone, is worth accepting
heir invitation to be present in
downtown Port St. Joe for the
weekend and' helping them cele-
brate these two very important
events in the life of our city.
From Page 1'
their place of employment.
"There is no telling how.much
money ambulance volunteers
have saved the county over the
years," Traylor said. praising their
efforts. He said the plans should
complement the current volunteer
service adding an overall increase.
in emergency medical services to
residents of the area.
Superintendent Jerry Kelley
responded that "there will always
be problems with scheduling.
Every single student won't be*
able to take every class he desires
without any conflicts. That's just
the way it is," he said.
"However," he said, '"We will
attempt to work out your problem
with scheduling and bring back
the results at our regular meeting
Tuesday morning of next week.
We want to accommodate, every
student we can in taking his de-
sired subjects as well as the sub-
jects he needs. I will get with the
principal of each school and we
will attempt to Work it out."
The Star verified with the
high school that the classes had,
Indeed, been slightly curtailed
from last year, simply because
not as many students had at-
tempted to schedule ROTC as last
year and they didn't feel they
could justify' offering it for three
classes in both semesters.
However, 'a reshuffle was be-
ing made in thle schedule offer-
ings in an attempt to meet the
needs of all students.L
Fitzgerald stated In his pres-
entation that 100 students or
10% of the student body had to
be enrolled in NJROTC before the
U.S. Navy would participate in
the program. It was brought out
that Port St. Joe High School had
38 students and Wewahitchka
had approximately 28, which
made both schools eligible under
the 10% requirement.
ALL NEW SUNDAY BUFFET
Salad Bar, Fish, Quiche, Roast Beef, Ham, Turkey,'
Dressing, Sweet Potato Casserole, Homemade
Dessens Rbbs Chcken & More llam-2pm ..$Q.99
]uae son m. i 222 REID AVE.
302-A Reid Avenue
Jim from New York Deli
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PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 31, 1997
Talent Sought for Scallop Festival
Sponsors of the First Annual to participate in a talent contest Scheduled for 3:00 p.m. is 6474.
Scallop Festival at St. Joseph scheduled for 10:00 a.m. at Frank GOSPEL FEST 1997. All choirs
Bay-the Gulf County Chamber of Pate Park. from area churches have been Registration for
Commerce, the St. Joe Bay invited to participate. Organizers SJMS and
Committee, and the Environmen- Prizes will be awarded in four need to be notified of interested PSJMSSand HVE
Arizona Chemical-are searching
for talent for the entertainment
portion of the festival. The festival
will be held on August 30 from
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Organizers are searching for
children from first to twelfth grade
Airren ShaNise Mills
Look Who's 4!
Airren ShaNise'Mills will be
four years old on July 31. She
plans to celebrate her birthday on
August 2 in Clearwater .with a
host of family members and spe-
cial friends. j ,
Airren is the daughter of Li-
Tasha and Hayward Mills and the
granddaughter of Mr, and Mrs.
James Daniels, Sr., all of Port St.
Joe, Lillie Ruth and Shelly Mills,
Jr. of Apalachicola, and Farrow
Lowe of St. Petersburg. She is the
great granddaughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Jack Leslie of Port St. Joe.
but we'll tell you
Our Dad is now
FORTY years, old!!
Happy 40th Birthday
Laura and Taylor
OCut& Style .
with 20 years experience '
to their shop.
soagr glu-- --xtUa-, --
four to six, seven to nine, and 10-
12. Children must enter before
August 15th. Entry blanks can be
obtained from the Chamber of
Commerce. There is no fee to'
enter, but a parent or guardian
must sign the entry form.
In addition, talented individu-
als are invited to fill half-hour
segments between the events. If
you're interested in participating,
call the Chamber of Commerce at
227-1223 or Jim Newton at 229-
State Provides Differentiated
Diplomas for New Graduates
Do you remember the good
old days when a student who
graduated from high school
received a diploma, and everyone
knew what that diploma stood for
and how it was obtained?
Today that is still true to
some extent, but who would have
ever thought, that students would
have four options for a diploma?
Well, the legislature has just
added another one-the College
Ready Diploma. This diploma is
for the student who completes the
district's requirements for 28
credits of which two are in algebra
and one in geometry (or equiva-
lents), one in biology, one in
chemistry and one in physics (or
equivalents), two credits in a for-
eign language and a passing score
on the HSCT and on a common
In At Your Library
The last library program
before school starts will be held at
the library in Port St. Joe on
Tuesday, August 5 at 3:00 p.m.
Ann Tison will be conducting
the story time, which will feature
the theme', "Over. the Wire".
Stories will be Mouse TV and
Martha Speaks. A video "Bionic
Bunny Show" will be shown.
Refresments will be served follow-
ing the program.
Wednesday & Thursday
Later by Appointment Only
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The student must also have
at least an overall GPA of 2.0. The
College Ready Diploma entitles a
student to admission in ANY pub-
lic post-secondary program with-.
out having to take a placement
The Standard. Diploma is
given to students who complete
the required 28 credits, pass the
HSCT and have an overall GPA of
The Certification of
Completion is awarded to those
students who have completed the
required 28 credits, maintained
an overall GPA of 2.0, but did not
pass both parts of the HSCT. This
diploma may also be awarded to
those students who have complet-
ed all credit requirements, have
passed the HSCT, but do not have
the overall GPA of 2.0. These stu-
dents may opt to take the GED as
an adult and if they pass, may
receive a standard diploma issued
by the Department of Education.
The Special Diploma is
awarded to those students whose
needs dictate an, individualized
educational plan which modifies
the standard curriculum.
12 1997 PSJ Graduates Receive
$500 Davida Byrd ScholarshipR
During a special award cere-
money on July 13, at Zion Fair
Baptist Church, the Davida Byrd
Scholarship Foundation awarded.
12 $500 scholarships to area
high school students.
Those receiving scholarships
were: Latakka Barnes, daughter
of David and Sedra Barnes; Dan
Bolden, son of Edward and Doro-
thy Boldeh; Devon Clayton,
daughter of John C. and Marilyn
Clayton; Jennifer Dickson, grand-
daughter of Mildred Dickson; Au-
drey Franklin, daughter of Betty
Harris; Michelle Garland, daugh-
ter of Charles and Iris Gathers:
and Sherri Hamilton, daughter of
James and Winnie Hamilton,
Also receiving scholarships
were: Tasheka Langston, daugh-
ter of Beverly Langston Quinn;
Cameron Likely, son of Ray and
Minnie Likely;, Melanie Quinn.
. daughter of Willie Quinn and
Cora Curtis: Rocky Quinn, son of
Sandy and Cynthia Quinn; and-
Shinah Quinn, daughter of Billy
(Jr.) and Cheryl Quinn. '
Doyle Crosby, son of John
and Deborah Crosby, was pre-
sented a Certificate of Recogni-
tion for graduatingas a high hon-
or' graduate. Doyle has also
received a scholarship from an-
The DBSF, is a community
based organization that is funded
by membership fees, donations,
and fund raising activities. Mem-
bership is open and donations,
are welcome. For more informa-
tion Write: Davida Byrd Scholar-
Are Selling Taco
Salads Aug. 15th
The Wewahitchka Senior
Citizens Center will be selling a
delicious taco salad lunch on
Friday. August 15th. The plate
will consist of a large salad with
ground chuck, lettuce, tomatoes,
chips and a mild sauce, plus iced
tea for a cost of only $3.50.
All proceeds will be used to
make site improvements, picnic
tables, new curtains and panel-
ing. The lunch will be served from
11 a.m. until 1 p.m. (CT) at the
center in Wewa.
They will be delivering to local
businesses. Please call 639-9910
between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Monday through Friday to place
ship Foundation, P.O. Box 173,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457.
Sale August 9
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
Donations are needed to help
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
There will be someone at the
Centennial Building obn the 7th
and 8th of August from 1:00 until
1:00 to accept donations. For
larger items needing to be picked
up, please call 229-8466.
S The doors will open for the
,sale at 8 a.m. Coffee arid 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
Meeting Aug. 14
Everyone is Invited to the
Panhandle Piecemakers Quilting
Club meeting to be held on
Thursday, August 14, at 7:00
p.m. at St. James' Episcopal
Church. The church is located at
800 22nd Street in Port St. Joe.
This month's program is
Christmas in August. Members
are asked to bring Christmas
crafts/quilting or gift ideas to
Light refreshments will be
tal Stewa~rr1shi Councinll of age YrornI~s.' Grades one to three,. nisD ~gS .
BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIALS!
I K\R/A0 /, Sat. Appts. Available
No ma Ciother
No other 4
C Beach ort St. Joe Chipley
discount programs, insurance or coupons apply.
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
PSJ Lodge #111
Has Busy July
Port St. Joe Lodge #111 had
a busy July. Activities included
four members that received the
ranking of Master Mason, one
brother passed the Degree of Fel-
lowcraft; they hosted a district
"widows fund" meeting and host-
ed the Deputy Grand Master and
his committeemen on July 17.
All widows and, orphans of
the lodge and any other affiliated
lodges are invited to a covered
dish supper at 6:30 p.m. (ET) on
July 31, honoring them and 'past
brothers. The lodge is located at
214 Reid Avenue.
SIf you have any questions
please call William F. Jordan at
Big Yard Sale
The Ladies Auxiliary of the
VFW Post 8285, in Wewahltchka,
will hold their second annual "Big
Yard Sale" at Lake Alice Park on
Saturday, August 9, beginning at
8:00 a.m. and lasting ,until 2:00
They will have lots of goodies
at great prices! They look forward
to seeing everyone there
Before you head for the beach you
should be sure to stock up on adequate
sun protection. Your skin is your best
friend, so take care of it.
FULL PRESCRIPTION. SERVICE
GIFTS CANDY HEALTH NEEDS
Two Pharmacists and Two Pharmacy
'Technicians to serve you promptly.
L Saveway Center Phone 227-1224
is now open
located at 574 2nd Street, Wewahitchka
(Welcoming all new & old customers)
Foil Highlighting Hair Extensions
Hair Cuts Tanning Bed
$35.00 per month unlimited tanning
Owned and operated by K-leigh Gaskin 2t 7/31
Alyssa Faith Varnes.
Bobby and Laurie Varnes are
the proud parents of a baby girl,
Alyssa Faith, born: on July 11.
She weighed 6 lb. 7 oz. and was
18 3/4 inches long. Her big sis-
ter, Brooke, welcomed her home.
Grandparents are Bobby and
Tillie Varnes of Apalachicola, and
Rodney and Janice Hall of Port
Wednesday 11 am-2,pm; 6-9 pm
Friday 6 pm 9 pm .... $7.99
iuie's On Re 222REIDAVE.
The feature plan tofJuly Southern Living!
Large Selection of Hummingbird
& butterfly plants $1.99 up,
Bouganvillea, Mandevilla, Allamanda,
Angel Trumpet, Crepe Myrtle, and other
Flowering Shrubs Trees, including Cold
Hardy Citrus. Reg. $17.99 NOW $12.99
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 31, 1997 PAGE 5A.
New Seafood Directory To Be Compiled
The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services, Bureau of Seafood and
Aquaculture; is compiling infor-
mation for the 1998-99 edition of
the "Fresh from Florida Seafood
Source" directory. The source is a
directory of Florida seafood, aqua-
culture and marine life suppliers,
NASA recently named Port St.
Joe native Timmy Griffith as a
Space Flight Awareness Honoree.
NASA selected and recognized
Griffith for his sustained superior
performance, achievements hav-
ing a special inipact on program
goals and for developing solutions
to problems or methods to
improve Space Shuttle program
efficiency at Kennedy Space
As a United Space Alliance
senior electronic technician
assigned to the Hazardous Gas
Detection System (HGDS) Lab in
the Vehicle Assembly Building,
Timmy Griffith is responsible for
all phases of HGDS troubleshoot-
ing, repair and operations certifi-
cation in support of Space Shuttle
which is published every two
The directory contains valu-
able information about Florida's
seafood and aquaculture indus-
tries, along with buyer sources for
most of Florida's finfish, shellfish
and other seafood and aquacul-
Griffith developed the com-
puter database which is presently
in use in the Hazardous Gas Lab.
With his innovative database on,
line, the requester can review the
complete history of lab items
within a few seconds. Griffith's
program has also been imple-
mented for the calibration of lab
Griffith is a 1980 associate of
arts graduate from Gulf Coast
Community College and a former
member, of the United States Air
Force. He and his wife, Cindy
have one child. His parents, Billy
and Jean Griffith, are residents of
Panama City. His grandparents
were Mr. and Mrs. Grady O'Brian
of Port St. Joe.
All NASA SFA honorees,
including those from other NASA
Coastal Piloting Course
Presented by U.S. Coast
Guard Aux. Flotilla 16
"This is an excellent opportu-
nity for Florida seafood and aqua-
culture producers to get their
business and products listed for
buyers throughout the country
and around the world," Florida
Agriculture Corhmissioner Bob
The bureau recently mailed a
centers and facilities, attended
special ceremonies and were spe-
cial guests at the launch of STS-
84-the sixth Shuttle-Mir docking
Seminar To Be
Held at Library
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege's Small Business Develop-
ment Center will offer a seminar
entitled, "Accounting and Record-
keeping for Small Businesses," on
Thursday, August 7, from 6:00 to
9:00 p.m. at the Gulf County
Public Library in Port St. Joe.
and existing business owners will
learn about the basic require-
ments and appropriate methods
of recordkeeping, tax reporting,
employee expenses, and monthly
Reservations may be made by
paying a $15.00 registration fee
in advance at the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce. For addi-
tional information call the Cham-
ber of Commerce at (850) 227-
"directory information request
form" to all wholesalers possess-
ing a saltwater product license or
an aquaculture certificate.
Wholesalers responding to the
request form, or who otherwise
contact the bureau, will be listed
in the source free of charge. The
deadline for submitting infor-
mation to be included in the
directory is August 15 of this
The directory will be distrib-
uted at the Boston Seafood Show,
Sthe Florida International Food-,
service Expo, U.S. tropical fish
shows, and at other major trade
,events in the United States,-
Mexico, France and Germany in
.1998 and 1999. In addition,
copies will be provided to U.S.
embassies around the world, and
to all buyers who inquire about
Florida seafood, aquaculture and
marine life ,products during the
The current directory is avail-
able on- the Bureau of Seafood
The Gulf County. Senior
Citizens Association invites the
public to play bingo in the air-'
conditioned new center. They
have drawings for door prizes and
extra packs of playing cards. The
purchaser of one set will receive
'one $2.50 book free. Free iced tea
Sand coffee are 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.
You must be 18 years or older to
and Aquaculture web page at
www.fl-seafood.com or www.1l-
For information about sub-
mitting a listing for the directory,
or to purchase advertising space
'for your business, call (850) 488-
0163 or write: Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer
Services, Bureau of Seafood and
Aquaculture, 2051 East Dirac
Drive, Tallahassee, Florida
32310-3760 or e-mail: seafood@
Back to School Nail Special!
New sets $25.00
Manicures 10% off
112 Reid Ave. Nails by Monica
Beginning Exercise Classes
8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
30th Street Mexico Beach
Members of Flotilla 16 of the
United States Coast Guard
Auxiliary,will be teaching an 18-
lesson Advanced Coastal
Navigation Course starting
August 19. This course is open to
the public, and classes will be
meeting each Tuesday evening at
7 p.m. in Room #242 on the sec-
ond floor of the Student Union
Building East at Gulf Coast
Community College in Panama
Registration will be at 6:30
p.m. the first night of the class.
The cost of materials for the
course will be $20. This fee will
cover the cost of the .textbook,
Advanced Coastal Navigation
(2nd Ed.) a student study
guide, and a training chart for
the piloting exercises.
Students will have to fur-
nish their own piloting instru-
ments for the course. At a min-
imum, each student should
have a pair of dividers or a,
drafting compass, a course plot-
ter or parallel rules or a pair of
drafting triangles, pencils and
erasers. A basic calculator ,is
also recommended, but not
required, to perform some of the
speed distance time calcula-
The Advanced Coastal navi-
gation Course is not difficult,
nor does it have advanced edu-
cational requirements. Gradu-
ates of the Coast Guard
Auxiliary Boating Skills and
Seamanship Course' will be
familiar with many of the ideas
and terminology used in the
Topics to be covered include
a discussion of the fundamental
concepts upon which all naviga-
tion is based, buying, installing
and using marine magnetic
compasses, an introduction to
nautical chart, how they are
S constructed, how to read
charts, and how to determine
position, course and distance
on the chart.
Other topics include naviga-
tor's tools and how they are
used, dead reckoning (one of
the most basic techniques of
navigation), adjusting courses
for tidal currents, and tech-
niques for checking the accura-
cy of your dead reckoning and
steering by reference to visual
objects on the shore -or other
aids to navigation (ATONs).
The use of tide tables and
electronic navigation aids will
also be covered. The course
includes some realistic voyage.
planning, cruise charting, dead
reckoning and position determi-
nation exercises using the
training chard supplied to all
Students requiring more
information on this course can
contact Ed Bultmann at 747-
1300 or Mike Womack at 763-
Aug. 4th Final
Day To Register
August 4th is the last day to
pre-register for Project: Mold A
Male's annual youth conference.
Numbers are needed so that final
plans can be completed.
The conference will be held at
the David Jones Memorial Center.
The dates and time are: Thurs-
day, August 7, 6-9 p.m.; Friday,
August 8, 6-10 p.m.; and Satur-
day, August 9. 8 a.m. 1 p.m. All
times are eastern.
The event- is designed with
young people in mind. Much in-
formation will be shared to help
those attending gain skills in
"Making Responsible Decisions."
Participants can expect ,a lot of
interesting activities, prizes, food,
and fun. Youth ages 11-17
Community leaders, parents
and other interested persons are
welcome. Adults are especially
urged to attend a special session
Thursday at 7:00 p.m. with Rev.
Edward King, religious represen-
tative of the Jessie B. duPont
Fund of Jacksonville.
To register call 229-6624 or
Your Full Line
308 Williams Ave.
"On the beautiful Apalachicola River, Waddell Rd."
Wednesday 2-pc. Catfish Dinner .... $6.95
1 Trip Salad Bar Included
Thursday Shrimp or
Flounder Special ............................ $8.95
Good Food & Drinks
at Good Prices
Open 5:00 10:00 Wednesday Saturday
Closed Sunday thru Tuesday -,
Port St. Joe Native Honored
With NASA Space Flight Award
PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 31, 1997,
Annie M. Todd
Annie Mayo Todd, 91. of Port
St. Joe, died Thursday, July 24,
in a local hospital. Born in Jack-
son County, she moved here in
1974 from Apalachicola. She was
a homemaker and was a member
of the Pentecostal Holiness
Church of Port St. Joe.
Mrs. Todd is survived by
three sons, L. Edward Todd and
wife Winnie Mae, Roy A. Todd
.4 and wife Margaret, and Redd
Todd and wife Rita, all of Port St.,
Joe; five daughters, Jeanne
Schom of Morris, IL, Charlotte
Edmionson and husband David bf
Richmond, VA, Virginia Burke
and husband Bobby of Eastpoint,
Dell Fadio and husband John,
and Eloise Jernigan, all of Port
St. Joe; 25 grandchildren; and 42
Funeral services for Mrs.
Todd were conducted on Satur-
day, July 26, at 2:00 p.m. in the
Pentecostal Holiness Church of
Port St. Joe. Interment followed
in Holly Hill Cemetery. -Mrs.
Todd's grandsons served as pall-
Betty J. Whitfield
Betty J. Whitfield, a loving
mother, went to be with our Lord
on July 27. She was a member of
College Park Church in God in.
She is survived by her loving
husband, James Paul Whitfield;
eight children, Clara Whitfield
Brown, Charles Whitfield, Connie
Whitfield Hall, May Whitfleld,
McClamma, James Paul Whit-
field, Jr., Howard S. Whitfield,
Jeannie Whitfield Collins, and
Gregory T., Whitfield; six grand-
Schildren, .Stacy Hall Grissett,
Shelton D. Hall, Rachel L. Brown,
Jackee Renahe Whitfield, Joey S.
Collins, and Troy S. Collins; two
great grandchildren, Brianna N.
Grissett and Jay R. Grissett, Jr.;
and many other family and
The funeral services were
held at 10:00 a.m., E.D.T., on
Wednesday, July 30, at the Col-
lege Park Church of God, con-
ducted by the Rev. Joe Glass. In-
terment followed in the family,
plot in Cypress Creek Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funer-
Pearlie F. Shirah
Pearge Fay Shirah,' 51, of We-
wahltRA" passed away Friday
nornoming. July 25, at Bay Medical
Center after a brief illness. Mrs.
Shirah had been a resident of We-
wahitchka for the last nine years.
She is survived by her hus-
band, John Shirah of Wewahitch-
ka; her daughter, Angel Pitts; her
son, West Sketoe; her step-son
Childs Loveless, all of Wewahitch-
ka; two grandchildren. Mercedes
Sketoe and Austin Pitts; her
mother Mattie Glenn of Ariton, Al-
abama and two sisters, Francis
Jones of Scottsboro, Alabama
and Tric "Glenn of Ozark, Ala-
The funeral service was held
at 2:00 p.m.. Sunday, from the
graveside a.t Roberts Cemetery,
conducted by the Rev. John
,'Kramer. Interment followed.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Maxine Hallie Leopold, 53, of
Mexico Beach, passed away Tues-
day. July 22, at Bay Medical Cen-
ter after a long illness. She was
born in Hartland, Maine. on April
18, 1944, the daughter of Floyd
and Virginia (Hurd) Hubbard who
both predeceased her. She at-
tended schools in Etna, Newport,
and Hallawell, Maine, graduating
from Hall-Dale High School in
1963. She worked for Delta Air-
lines in various locations and po-
sitions for 28 years and retired to
Mexico Beach in April of 1994.
She became very active in the
She is survived by her loving
husband of 10 years, Ronald
George Leopold; five sisters, Bea-
trice Vreeland of Independence,
Oregon, Sandra Gay of Windsor,
Maine, Sharon Hadley of Cumber-
land, Rhode Island, Patricia Silva
of Windsor, Maine, Harriet Thum
ofReadfleld, Maine; two brothers,
Edward Hubbard of Windsor,
Maine and John Morris of Paler-
mo, Maine; two step brothers,
Kenneth Morris, Jr. of Windsor,
SMaine and George Morris of Sid-
ney, Maine; many nieces, neph-
ews, great nieces and great neph-
Mrs. Leopold was cremated
by Gilmore Southerland Funeral
'Home on July 24. In lieu of flow-
ers, donations may be made to
Ron Leopold at P.O. Box 13124,
Mexico Beach, Florida 32410.
The obituary of Charlotte
Gable that was received by The
Star for publication had typo-
graphical errors in the list of sur-
vivors, where Mrs. Gable had
come from and her name. The
corrections include: Charlotte
Grand Opening Lake Alice Park
The "grand opening" of Phase drinks, and various other refresh- playground and is at this time The Wewahitchka Chambe
I of Lake Alice Park Playground is ments, as they continue their being refurbished by inmates at a Commerce and Lake Alice F
scheduled for Friday, August 1st efforts to raise funds to complete local State of Florida correctional Playground Committee wish
it 11 a.m. (CT) at the park site on Phase II of the playground facili- institution body shop. extend to everyone, both yo
he shores of. Lake Alice in ties. and old, a special invitation
A ribbon cutting ceremony is
scheduled for 11 a.m. to open the
playground for all the children of
Wewahitchka to enjoy.
Park playground committee
members will be on hand during
the lunch hour and throughout
the afternoon serving hot dogs,
Phase II plans include the
addition of several swing sets for
both toddlers and older youth, a
merry-go-round, and several
other types of playground equip-
Included in these further
additions is an antique fire truck
that was donated to the park
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
project's goals have been reached.
Fire Destroys Mobile Home in H.V.
A fire completed destroyed
the above pictured mobile home
located near the intersection of
Trout Avenue and Marlin Avenue
in Highland View.
The blaze erupted' early
Thursday afternoon completely
engulfing the structure.:' It pre-
sumably started as thei-results of
an electrical problem the occu-
pants had dealt with during the
According to Capt. Joe
Nugent, Gulf County Sheriffs
Office, it is believed that smolder-
ing insulation under the mobile
home started the fire. The home
occupant had extinguished a
small fire, caused by an electrical
Danny Mathis and William Scott are holding two nice scamp
caught aboard the "Lady J" with Captain Danny Tankersley.
This Week's Area Fishing Report
The first part of last week's fishing was great. Lots of Spanish
caught in the buoy line and on the beach. Kings were good on
most all artificial reefs-, along with a few dolphin and wahpo.
Bottom fishing was good. You have to -soak bait on most spots to
get the fish going.
Safety Tip: Check fire extinguishers, and make sure they are/
Good Fishing, Capt. Danny Tankersley, Charisma Charters-"Lady J"
Maria Gable came from the Stone Stockbridge. Georgia, and Robert
Mountain, Georgia area. Glen Gable, Jr. and wife Michelle
Survivors include her chil} 'of Jonesboro, Georgia; six grand-
dren, Jack D. Corbin, Jr. arid children; four great grandchil-
wife Jackie of Conyers, Georgia. dren; and her sister, Peggy Olsen
Misty Lynn Garrett and husband and husband Stewart of Toms's
Jerry of Highland View, Wayne River, New Jersey.
Lee Liles, Jr. of Stockbridge,
Georgia, Jonathan Wayne Liles of
Panama City, Thomas Lee Liles of Say You Saw It In The Star!
2- and 4-Wheel Drive in stock for
Buy direct from dealer/owner.
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problem, during the night..,Nugent
said power to the home was
turned off by the occupant at that
It apparently reignited some-
time during the day Thursday.
causing the fires, Nugent said.
James Kent is the owner of
the mobile home which was rent-
ed to Chris Brant.
Units from the Highland View
Volunteer Fire Department, Port
St. Joe Fire Department and St.
Joe Beach Volunteer Fire
Department responded to the call.
Appointed at BSJCC
HealthCare Capital is pleased
to announce the appointment of
Wallace E. Warren as the facility's
Mr. Warren has 13 years of
experience in nursing ,home
administration, most recently at
Landmark in Blountstown.
Under his direction, innova-
tions will be made in the build-,
ing's physical appearance, outpa-
tient therapies, community
involvement, various support'
groups and the involvement of:
families' of geriatrics patients.
Mr. Warren and his family
currently reside in the Carrabelle
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
Without everyone's support this
project would not have been pos-
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.
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-
dler slide to a 17 foot twister slide
--for the daring at heart
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.
Sap yY atSate It InW Star
11 am to 2 pm; 6 to 9 pm
TUESDAY thru FRIDAY
utie s O eld 222 REIDAVE.
Arion Nickson will celebrate
his 22nd birthday July 30, 1997.
Arion is the son of Jennifer & Raye
Bailey and Minister Donald
Nickson. He is the grandson of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert C. Larry and the
great grandson of the late Mr. and.
Mrs. Ola Nickson.
Michael E. Webb
of Howard Creek was promoted to Chief Operator "D" Shift,
Area I on July 28, 1997. Michael began his employment on
July 1, 1974 and has worked his way up throguh Various
positions at the plant from laborer in 1974 to Chief Operator.
Congratulations from his co-workers at Arizona Chemical Co.
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Wewa Dog and Cat Owners
Dr. Rech will be vaccinating dogs and cats for
rabies at Wewa City Hall on August 2, 1997
from 8:30 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. at a charge of
$10.00 per animal. The City strongly encour-
ages area residents to take advantage.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 31, 1997
St. Joe Wins District Title
Wewahitchka Is Runner-Up In 12 & Under Tourney
Port St. Joe Dixie Youth
Baseball League's Major (12 and
under) All Stars are once again on
their way to the state champi-
In another District IV "Gulf
County" championship game, all-
stars from Port St. Joe (4-0) and
Wewahitchka (3-1) met on the
diamond in Callaway, the two
a double and James Daniels,
Dustin Powell, Aaron Hamm and
Joshua Smith, each with a single.
Jonathan Thomas and Derrick
McMillion, were able to keep their
opponent off the scoreboard until
the fourth inning of the battle.
Thomas pitched the first two
innings, striking out two, walking
beating them 11-3, and eliminat-
ing the Franklin County team
from further tourney play.
Andrae Williams pitched an
outstanding game for the Wewa
team, striking out 13 batters,
while only walking three and giv-
ing up just three hits in the six-
The offense stepped up and
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Port St. Joe's Major Division-District Champions!
Kneeling (1 to r) are: Bobby Phillips, Micah Dodson, Michael Doids, Raye Bailey and Terrance Chambers.
Standing are: Jimmy Daniels, James Daniels, Dustin Powell, Aaron Hamm. Christopher Knox and Byron Jones.
Standing in rear, are Randy Phillips (Manager), Bryan Thomas, Adam Nixon, Joshua Smith and Buddy Hamm.
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Wewahitchka's Major Division-Runner-ups!'
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 Gortman, Jimmy Hall, Andrae Williams
and Derrick McMillion. Coaches, standing in rear, are: Andy Thomas (Manager), Jeff Andrews and Victor Gortman. -
did its job in this opportunity-
what they had failed to do in a
first match with Apalachicola on
SSaturday. They punched through
eight hits, while only three batters
fell strike-out victims and six
Wewa's leading hitters were
Jonathan Thomas and Justin
Barnes, with two singles and a
RBI apiece; Andrae Williams, a
double; Jimmy Hall, a single and
RBI; Beau Ludlam and Hunter,
Nunnery, each adding singles;
and Derrick McMillion, picked up
Port St. Joe stood firm
against a tough Callaway team,
beating them for the second time
in the tourney Thursday, having
sent them to the loser's bracket
Saturday in a 4-1 loss.
In a tight 4-2 battle, the big
man on the team, Adam Nixon,
led his team from the mound
claiming 11 strike-outs, while
only allowing three hits, and
St. Joe's offense began their
attack early, scoring three runs
on three hits in the first inning.
Terrance Chambers began the
rally with a double to left center
field. James Daniels then stepped
up to the plate to bang out a sin-
gle up the middle. Chambers then
scored on a passed ball.
Aaron Hamm reached on an
error by the first baseman to
bring in' another run. Bobb.y
;,,Phillips capped the inning's hits
off with a two-out double into
'right field scoring Hamm.
The only other hit recorded by
St. Joe in the game was a third
inning double by Hamm. Also in
the third, Byron Jones picked up
the fourth St. Joe run RBI.
Headed To State
The Port St. Joe Major All-
Stars will leave Saturday, August
2nd for Florida's Dixie Youth
'Stated Tournament hosted by
Bartow. The team will enjoy a
banquet Sunday evening before
beginning play in the eight team'
double elimination bracket next
In their first round of action,
the St. Joe youth will play a not-
too-distant competitor from
District III, Liberty County
(Bristol). The game will begin at 6'
p.m. (E'T) on Monday night. Their
second game will follow on
Tuesday; game time depending on
a win/loss on Monday. Other
teams slated in the tourney
include Northeast Pensacola
Blue, Pace, Bartow, and others
The players and coaches
would like to thank the many fans
iwho gave their support,-to the
team during the district tourna-
ment. Everyone is welcome to
continue with them in Bartow for
another exciting week of baseball
Local Terry Thomas
Signs Pro Contract
Former Port St. Joe High
School basketball star Terry
Thomas, has signed a contract to
play for the Derby Storm of the
English Basketball League.
Thomas, who went on to star
at Christopher Newport Universi-
ty, will report to the English
League team during the early part
He was voted the Most Im-
proved Player on coach Jim Be-
lin's team in his senior year, help-
ing lead the squad to District and
In his career at Christopher
Newport, he scored 1,128 points
and hauled down 905 rebounds.
he still ranks eighth on the :Cap-
tains' all time scoring list, and
second in career rebounds. he
also holds the career mark for
blocked shots with 271. At the
beginning of the 1996-97 season,
that was fourth best in NCAA Di-
vision III history.
At 6' 8" he played center for
Men and Women's
There will,, be' a men. and
women's softball tournament on
August 1. .
For more Information contact
Beverly Quinn, 229-8098, or Billy
the Captains and now ranks
eighth in career steals with 115
and barely missed the top ten list
in assists with 157.
During his four year career,
the Captains posted an 87-26
won-loss record, appeared in the
NCAA Division III national tour-
nament all four years and
reached the Sweet 16 round
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,
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
I, Melody W. Smith, will
not be responsible for
any debts other than my
own as of July 21, 1997.
we are all
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having held on through the elimi-
nation of teams from Apalachicola
Bay, Bayou George, Callaway,
Parker and Springfield.
Championship Game' Friday
Port St. Joe 5, Wewahitchka 2
Port St. Joe combined the
efforts of three pitchers to take a
5-2 win over Wewahitchka in a
close battle of the two talented
teams. Christopher Knox started
the game on the hill and in 2 2/3
innings of work gave up only one
hit, while walking two.
Entering the game in relief
was Dustin Powell who slated
seven strike-outs, two walks and
only. allowed one hit. James
Daniels came to the mound on
the second batter of the sixth to
close the game, striking out one of
the remaining batters and regis-
tering no hits.
Carrying the big sticks for St.
Joe Friday were Raye Bailey with
Accident In Mexico
Beach Injures One
On Friday, July 25, at 5:15
p.m., a two car collision occurred
on Highway 98 and 17th Street in
Luther- W. Glass, of East-
point, was parked at a stop sign
when Billy C. Hendley, Jr., hit him
from the rear, leaving skid marks
Hendley was unable to stop
his vehicle from running into the
back of, Glass. Glenda Lawson,
who is six months pregnant, was
the passenger in Glass' car. Ms.
Lawson suffered injuries and was
transported to Gulf Coast Hospi-
tal in Panama City, according to
the Mexico Beach Police Depart-
none; and allowing two hits.
McMillion came in relief in the
third and went, the distance for
Wewa, gMIng up five runs on three
hits, one walk, and four errors. He
struck out five of St. Joe's batters.
Pulling out a pair of hits for
Wewa was Jonathan Thomas and
Jimmy Hall. each driving a single.
Recap of Wednesday's Games
The St. Joe All-Stars took a
solid 10-0 victory from Apalachi-
cola last Wednesday night in four
short innings of baseball. They
reached the ten run -rule mark
just two batters into the bottom of
the fourth inning to stop the
Pitcher James Daniels gave a
solid lead to the St. Joe defense
from the mound, giving up. only
three hits while striking out four
batters and walking one.
St. Joe's offense came 'out
swinging in the first inning, scor-
ing the first two batters in the
line-up; closing the- night with
seven hits and only two strike-
outs. Six Apalachicola pitchers
were brought to the mound in an
effort to silence their bats.
Duke Hamm led all hitters
with, a single, double and a RBI.
Other hitters for St. Joe were
Terrance Chambers with a triple:
Josh Smith, Raye Bailey, Chris
Knox and Bobby Phillips, each
with a .single; and Adam Nixon
with a RBI.
In the early loser's bracket
game Wednesday, Callaway elimi-
nated Bayou George in a 9-1 reg-
ulation length game.
Semi-Finals on Thursday
The Wewahitchka Major All-
Stars took advantage of their sec-
ond chance to down Apalachicola
in the early game on Thursday,
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July 28, 1997
TO RECLAIM ANIMALS CONTACT THE PORT ST. JOE
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tions, health needs and other pharmacy products. We consider
this trust a privilege and a duty. May we be your personal fami-
ly pharmacy?" ,
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STOCKING A COMPLETE LINE OF HOME HEALTH NEEDS.
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317 Williams Avenue Port St. Joe
Convenient Drive-Through Window
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Free Physicals Given to
Athletes by Health Dept.
10-Year Olds In State Tourney
Florida's District IV Dixie costly defensive errors. Wildwood errors surged the team' Ft. Meade vs. Okeechobee'
Youth Baseball 10-and-Under Picking up the hits, two sin- to an early win. National (Game 10, Field 2) at 8,
champions from Port St. Joe travy gles. for St. Joe were Sidney, Two pay-off doubles were dri- p.m. (ET); NEP Blue vs. Myrtle"
eled to the state playoffs in '. Harris and Kenny McFarland. ven to the outfield by Coy Knox Grove (Game 11, Field 1) at 9 p.m.
Sneads last Sunday. The local Three NEP Blue pitchers were and Sidney Harris in the third (ET).
team, along with their seven cornl used to keep silent St Joe's bats. and fifth innings. With those hits, A St Joe win would advance
petitors, were honored at banquet Travis Burge went the dis- Knx 'picked up two RBI and them to Game 13 Thursday at 9
festivities at Chipola Junior stance on the mound against the Harris, one. p.m. (ET) against the winner of-
College in Marianna Sunday night always tough North Florida pow- On the mound to lead the Game 11. ,
before getting down to business
on the diamond.
St. Joe's All-Stars Include
Travis Burge. ,Garrett Garland! '4
Sidney Harris. Joshua Jenkins.
Coy Knox, Ashton Larry, Aaron
Little, Bart Lowry, Chad Lucas,
Justin McCroan. Kenny
McFarland, Daniel Welch and'.
Zack Williams. They are coached ;
by Phil McCroan (manager),
Travis Burge and Curtis Little.
Monday's Opening Round .
St. Joe fell to the loser's
bracket early after a 10-run-rutle
fifth inning 12-2 loss to Northeast
Pensacola Blue Monday night in
the first round of tourney pllay.
The, coaching staff and par-
ents felt that the player's nervous- j
ness and excitement got the best
of, the inexperienced youth,
resulting in 12 strike-outs and six,'
erhouse. He struck out one,
walked four and gave up eight
In other games Monday.
Okeechobee National defeated
Wildwood 8-7: Myrtle Grove
Green dominated Sneadsl 27-0;,
and Marianna downed Ft. Meade
Tuesday Night Action
The jitters thinned, as did the
errors, In Tuesday's St. Joe 10-0
victory over Wildwood's All-Stars.
The teani took a 10-run-rule win
in the bottom of the fifth inning to
advance in the loser's bracket.
The St. Joe offense exercised
patience and a "good eye" at the
plate as they took advantage of `'i
walks given up by three Wildwood,
pitchers they faced. Only two were
strike-out victims. Aggressive
base stealing and some costly
defense Tuesday was Bart Lowry.
Going the distance in the win,
Lowry only allowed two singles,
while striking out one and giving
up four walks.
Other results on the dia-
monds Tuesday evening included
Northeast Pensacola Blue
squelching Okeechobee National
18-1; Ft. Meade blanking Sneads
10-0; and Myrtle Grove Green
, stopping a 6th inning surge by
Marianna to win 4-2.
Play will continue through
Friday, or possibly Saturday
night, with championship games
being held at 8 p.m. (ET) each
evening, if necessary.
Wednesday's pair-offs includ-
ed Port St. Joe vs. Marianna
(Game 9, Field 1) at 7 p.m. (ET);
The Port St. Joe High School
cheerleaders recently hosted a:
men's softball tournament on"
July 12. ;,
Shiloh Baptist, of Chipley.,
came out of the eight team tour-'
nament. Whitfield Timber, of We-
wahitchka, came in second place
and St. Joe Storm, of Port St.
Joe, finished in third place.
Other participating teams;
were: GHC,of Port St. Joe; Wewa,
Subway, of Wewahitchka; Out-
laws, of Calhoun, Jackson, and';
Liberty Counties; Full Court, of
Blountstown; and Franklin
County Merchants, of Franklin
FREE high school and middle
school physical for students--
both boys and girls-planning to
* participate in sports during the
upcoming school year will be
offered next week at the Gulf
County Health Department in
Port St Joe and Wewahitchka.
This will be a one time opportuni-
ty provided by the department.
Physical for Wewahitchka
athletes will be offered on
Tuesday, August 5th from 8 a.m.
(Ell until 4 p.m. (ET) at the Gulf
County Health Department in
Physical for Port St. Joe ath-
letes will be offered on Friday,
August 8th from 8 a.m. (CT) until
4 p.m. (CT) at the Gulf County
Health Department in Port St.
An athletic physical form may
be picked up at the either health
department location. Port St. Jobe
High School, Port St. Joe Middle
School or Wewahitchka High
School. These forms, must be
signed by a parent or guardian
before students .will be given a
physical. Parents may accompany:
their student if they prefer.
Middle school students who
will be participating in athletics
for the first time must also bring
in a birth certificate. A copy will
be made of your original and the
original returned to you.
The school and health depart-
ment personnel would like to have
all female athletes come from 8:00
a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. if possible.
The boys should come after 11:00
a.m. However, if there are sched-
uling conflicts, these times may
The schools' coaching staff
would also like to make sure that
all volleyball, cross country and
football athletes come in at this
time because these are the fall
For the deal of your life,
JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
2251 W. 23rd St.
PANAMAA CITY, FL 32405
sports that they will be offering
early in the school year.
An annual physical is also
required before participating in
cheerleading, marching band and
YOU MUST HAVE A PHYSI-
CAL BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN
ANY ATHLETIC PRACTICE SES-
For more information, you.
may call the health department at
227-1276 or 639-2644.
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
S* County this summer. The '97
Play With Bay County Baseball teamhas a37-15-1 record forand
S. Baseball: y competed in the AAU National
Several Gulf County players Baseball summer program. (L to and Wayne Summers of Port St. Tournament in Orlando. They are
made a major contribution in the R) Jesse Colbert, Russell Young, Joe and Champ Traylor of managed by Wayne Boyd and
success of the Bay County Jarred Patterson, Ryan Yeager. Wewahitchka played for Bay coached by Christian McCarter.
Soccer teams are now being twice week
formed to play in the Bay Youth games will
Soccer League this fall. They>hope Field in Pa
to have at least one coed teath Saturdays)
from Port St. Joe in each of the September
following age groups: under six, second wee
under eight, under 10, under 12 Registr
and possibly under 14. '. all Interi
Volunteers are needed to1he!p Saturday,
coach, and assist with registra- Saturday,
tion and uniforms. Sponsors are until 12 r
also needed to help with the pur- Shoreline
chase of uniforms and soccer Hungry Ho'
balls.' : All inte
Practices will be held once or'" .be accomi
Basketball Camp copy of the
Offered to Youth Socce
The Norris L. Langston sumi
mer youth basketball camp w Sat.,
be held on August 5 and 6 for
boys and girls ages 7-17. The Boys a
time schedule will be as follows:, through 18,
ages 7-12, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon pate in a or
and ages 13-17, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 be held on
p.m. from 8 a.m
There will be motivational break from
speakers, videos, teaching clinics. Joe Elemen
camp t-shirts for all participants, This c
and N.B.A posters. This ca
A banquet will be held on Au- soccer as a
gust 6. Parents' presence Is re- and finesse
quired. Spots are limited to the instructor. I
first 100 children to sign up. The al soccer 1
cost of the camp is $5.00 per coaches th
child. Registration will be held at Club In Pan
the Washington Rec. Center gym He has
on August 5' at 9:00 a.m. The- st. Joe to h
camp is sponsored by the Norris vide a founi
L. Langston Scholarship Founda- skills for I
tion, would like
For more information call Soccer Leag
Linda Hudgins at 229-2776. i .' to attend so
S n in the .
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the camp or
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Dorothy Mullis is shown
holding the bull dolphin she
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Simmons Bayou across from Pic's
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SERVICE & REPAIRS
ly in Port St. Joe. All under is $40, and for children
Vbe played at Harder's years or older is $45.
nama City (usually on If you have any questions o
. The season begins in you would like to be a sponsor
and runs 'through the volunteer as a coach or assist
-k of November. please call, Margaret Ellrrier
ation will be held for 227-7280 or Betty Curry at 2.
ested children, on. 8010.
August 2 aind
August 9 from. 10 a.m.
noon at the office of
Medical Group (behind Vi
rested players should
panled by their legal m..
nd bring with them a
lr birth certificate. The
dren 10 years old and
nd girls, ages four
are invited to partici-
ie day soccer camp to
Saturday, August 16,
. until 4 p.m. (lunch
11-1) at the Port St.
tary School field.
amp will emphasize
game of thought, skill
. Carl Bennett, camp
s a former profession-
player and currently
e FC Pumas Soccer
offered to come to Port
hold the camp to pro-.
dation of basic soccer
boys and girls who
to play In the Youth
gue. (You "do not have
iccer camp in order to
for the camp is $25
family discounts are
ease contact Margaret
227-7280 or Betty
9-80 10 to sign up for.
Sfor more information.
Abrasion and erosion are
not forms of dental decay, yet
they are the same in the
sense that they are also con-
ditions in which substance is
lost from the teeth. Abrasion"
is a mechanical wearing away
of the teeth from such causes
as nervous grinding (brux-
ism), excessively vigorous
horizontal brushing, and grip-
ping pipe stems between the
Erosion, on the other
hand, is, loss of tooth sub-
stance by a chemical process
that does not involve known
bacterial action. it usually
appears as a smooth, highly,
polished, scooped-out area
Camp Aug. 4-8
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
ews On Dentafl eaflt
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.
on the enamel surface at the
junction close to the gum line.
Although it might be mistaken
for an area abraded by exces-
sive brushing, the condition
usually occurs in people who
do not brush their teeth.
In many cases of abra-
sion and erosion, the dentist
may be able to restore the
damaged portions of the
teeth, depending on the
extent and/or location of the
Prepared as a public service to pro-
mote better dental health. From the
office of FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.,
319 Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.
Pate's Service Center
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Come See Us for All of Your Automotive Needs
216 Monument Ave.
* Phone 227-1291
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 31, 1997 PAGI
Rotary Presents Scholarship Check
To Gulf Coast Community College
Bob McSpadden, president of
Gulf Coast Community College
visited the Rotary Club last week
to receive a check from the club
for $6,000 to be used to finance a
scholarship at the new Gulf-
Franklin annex, currently under
construction. The annex will be
an arm of GCCC.
McSpadden gave the Rotary
Club a short word picture of the
The Department of Environ-
mental Protection is holding a
public workshop to discuss the
proposed St. Joseph Bay State
Buffer Preserve Management
Plan. The workshop Is open to
everybody. It will be held on
Wednesday. August 13. at 6:00
p.m. (ET), at the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioner's
meeting room. The meeting room
is located at 1000 5th Street In
Port St. Joe.
A copy of the proposed plan
progress of Gulf Coast, adding
that the school is proud to be lo-
cating a campus in Port St. Joe.
'You can be proud of YOUR cam-
pus also. You will be able to point
out the new institution, telling
visitors, That's our college!' "
The college president report-
ed the school-along with its pub-
lic supporters-is doing an excep-
tional job with its scholarship
may be obtained by writing Misty
Nabers, 350 Carroll Street., East-
point, Florida 32328. A copy will
also be available at the Gulf
County Public Library in Port St.
If you need accommodation
for a disability In order to partici-
pate in this activity, please notify
Linda Harvey at (850) 488-0450
or 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), at
least seven days prior to the
program. 'We expect to top $12
million by the first of the year,"
he said. "And it's all brought
about by people like the Rotary
Club investing their money in ed-
McSpadden pointed out that
the college serves all ages, not
Just the youth of the area. 'The
average student's age at Gtulf _
Coast is 28," he announced. He
declared that students at Gulf
Coast grade the highest in the
state, when they transfer to four-
year institutions to continue their
education. "Gulf Coast students,
do even better than students who
get their first ,two years at four-
year schools, on an average." he
He reported that Gulf Coast
is the only community college in
the state to report a continued
growth year after year. 'We've
grown each and every year since
we started accepting students. No
other community college in the
state can make that claim,"
McSpadden boasted. '
Guests at the meeting were
Pete Cooper of Chattanooga,
Tenn., and McSpadden of Pana-
ma City. i
5;. 5 4 >
An architectural drawing of the Gulf/Franklin Center of Gulf Coast Community College is shown
"Steps to Starting a Small Business"
Gulf! Coast Community
College and the Small Business,
Development Center will offer a
seminar entitled. "Steps To
Starting a Small Business." on
Saturday, August 2 from 9 a.m. to
12 p.m. at the Small Business
Incubator in Lynn Haven.
Are you compatible with
small business ownership?. Is
your idea feasible? Topics also
include a discussion on organiza-
tional requirements and licensing
for a small business in Florida,
personal financial assessment,
credit checks, defining who is
your customer, location consider-
ations, and employee require-
ments. Active audience participa-
tion is encouraged.
Reservations may be made by
paying a $15.00 registration fee at
least one day in advance at the
Bay County Small Business
Incubator, located at 2500
Minnesota Avenue in Lynn
Haven. For more information, call
271-1108 or (800) 542-SBDC
from outside Bay County.
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With 3600 Communications' newly expanded toll-free calling area, you can now make and receive calls
across the Panhandle without having to pay any long distance charges. From Tallahassee to Fort Walton
Beach, there's never been an easier way to save big money. And 3600 is the only place you can get it.
SM Toll-free calling. It's just one of the many things 3600 is doing to make cellular more affordable.
Cellular, paging, long distance,
right down the street.
360 The Cellular Store
Panama City: 2503 Hwy. 77 N, 785-7000
Port St. Joe: 107 Second St., 227-1000
Sam's Club (Members Only)
Panama City: 1707 W. 23rd St., 785-4597
At selected locations.
DEP Public Workshop
To Be Held August 13th
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VA iSE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 31, 1997
PSJHS Cadet Students Attend
Naval Leadership Academy Course
On July 15th, five cadets and be trained basics of military
orf m Port St Joe High School drill.
journeyed to Marine Corps
Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia
to take part in a seven day Naval
Leadership Academy. They were
part of a contingent of over 400
cadets from high schools in
Florida and Georgia who were
selected to attend the academy
during the month of July.
The mission of the Leadership
Academy is to prepare selected
NJROTC cadets for leadership
roles in their respective units. To
be selected to attend the acade-
my, cadets must-be highly moti-
vated to be a future leader in unit,
have a high school GPA Of 2.5 or
higher, pass a stringent physical
fitness test before being selected,
Port St. Joe High School has
never before sent five cadets at
one time to attend this prestigious
leadership school. The cost of
sending these fine young cadets
tb the leadership academy was
paid by the PSJHS NJROTC
While at the academy cadets
were given instructions on self-
discipline, relationships with
senior and juniors, issuing
orders, developing loyalty, main-
taining integrity, establishing
goals, developing a positive men-
tal attitude, disciplining inappro-
priate behavior, making a deci-
sion, delegating authority, taking
the initiative, communicating and
-' Port St. Joe Elementary School
If your child plans to ,attend
Port St. Joe Elementary School,
and you have not registered,.
please do so as soon as .possible.
The school office is open Monday
through Thursday from 7:45 a.m.
to 3:15 p.m.
Supply lists for the upcoming
school year are available. in the
front office.' Come by and pick up
Meet Youtr Teacher
On Friday, August 8 from
12:00 to 2:00 p.m. students and
parents will have an opportunity
to meet their child's teacher.
Class rolls will be posted at the
front of the school. We look for-
ward to seeing you.
School begins on Monday,
August 11 at 7:50. Please use the
following procedures for trans-
porting your child:
* North Parking Lot (next to
(a) Students must be dropped
off and picked ,up at the
covered walkway in the
morning and afternoon. '. t:
(b) Kindergarten students may.-
be picked up in front of the
(c) Students who walk or tide
their bicycles will be given
instructions on where to
exit the school grounds.
* South Parking Lot (near gym
(a) Please pick up and drop off
students at the walkway
near the gym. Watch the
(b) Vehicles may not pull ip
between the gym and
Thanks for your help in keep-
ing our students safe.
Ready For School?
How ready is your child to
start the 1997 school year?
*My child has met the new
teacher and knows where the
*We have all necessary school
supplies on hand.
*We have discussed who will
pick up my child, including when"
The Criminal Justice Training
Academy of Gulf Coast
Community College will be tonl-
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 (ET1. 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 stale
certification examination for cor-,
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 Fridayl at the
main campus of Gulf Coast
Community College or 'on
Tuesday or Thursday afternoons
at the Port St. Joe Police Station.
For additional InformaUon,
please contact Jackie Vaughnl at
(850) 747-3233, Monday through
Friday, from 9 a.tm, to 4 'p.m.i CT.
or call Ray Jackson at (850) 229-
2760 in the Port St. doe office bn
Tuesday or Thursday afternticons
from I to 5 p.m. (ET).
See The Star On Line at I
*We have set up a regular
time and place for homework.
*My child has switched to a,
school schedule-going to bed
and waking up earlier.
keeping an open mind, developing
team work and coordinating oper-
ations, time management, being
physically fit, overcoming bias
and prejudice and maintaining
The cadets completed an ori-
enteering course and demonstrat-
ed map reading skills and com-
pass expertise. The cadets were/,
required to show survival skills by
running a Marine Corps obstacle
course and completing a five mile
They were also required to
pass a strenuous physical fitness
exam by doing push-ups, sit-ups
and completing a one and one.,
half mile run. The minimum
requirements were based on their
age and gender.
The cadets had extensive
classes on military drill, the
sword manual, color guard proce--
dures and guidon bearing. They
also received classes on social eti-
quette, manners, courtesy, social
obligations and eating habits.
The cadets were subjected to
barracks inspections, personnel
inspections and standing guard
duty at night in a military bar-
racks environment. They also had,
classes on firing military weapons
and actually fired the United
States Marine Corps Weapons
Each cadet's final grade was;
based on academic tests, military
For the Port St. Joe Middle
School seventh grade and new
student orientation schedule,
there has been a change made for
the Jones Homestead bus driven
by Roy Norris.
inspections and individual perfor-
mance. Cadets were awarded an
Academic Completion Certificate
and the Academy "Silver Cord" if
all aspects of the training were
successfully completed with at
least a 70 average.
On the final day a Pass-In-
Review Ceremony and awards
, presentation was attended by,
* Naval and Marine Corps digni-
taries, parents and loved ones of
the proud cadets.
The graduates from Port St.
Joe High School were Samantha
Ambrose, Nicole Bellinger, Tracey
Fitzgerald, Tyler Lane and Joshua
McCulley. Lane received an indi-
vidual award for orienteering
skill. McCulley received an award
for firearms marksmanship skill
and Fitzgerald had a 96% overall
The community can be very
proud of these fine young cadets
who represented Gulf County at
this most prestigious and
demanding academy. These
young citizens are ready to con-
tribute to our school and commu-
nity with patriotism, leadership,
and community involvement as
motivated leaders of our local
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'Simmons Bayou making stops
where students are standing. The
bus will continue on to Captain
Jack's where it will turn around
and return back through Jones
Any student living beyond the
Cape should call the Office of
Instructional Services at 229-
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 31. 1997 PAGE 3B
7th Grade, New Student. Orientation August 8th
o The administration and staff
of Port St. Joe Middle School
would like to extend a welcome to
parents, seventh grade students
and all new students to the annu-
al student orientation. Parents
and students will be able to meet
administrators, teachers, staff,.
and go through their schedules
during this time.
Orientation will take place in
the' middle school commons area
on Friday. August 8. beginning at
9:00 a.m. and lasting until 11:15
S a.m. (ET). Below is a bus sched-
'ule for students:
Shirley Bryant will be driving
the North Port St. Joe bus. The
bus will begin picking up stu-
dents at 8:30 a.m. The first stop
will be at Apollo Street and Ave-
Important Dates, Times
Free athletic physical
given for all WHS student
plan to play any sport dur
school year. Place-Wewa
Department (across fro
courthouse), from 8:00 a.r
4:00 p.m. central time. Ifyi
this date, you'll have to pa
physical later, so take ad'
of this free offer.
Open House for WH
dents and parents is Au
from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Meet
ers, pick up schedules, ai
ents elect representativei
School Advisory Committec
New seventh grader
tion-Friday at 10 a.m.
8th. in the Commons'.
meeting f6r new seventh
and parents to help ge
started; meet teachers.
*August 6th. 8 a.m.-
ers, aides report back.
*August 1 1 th, 7:49
nue A. The second stop will be at
Avenue A and North Park Avenue.
The third stop will be at Avenue A
and Martin Luther King Avenue.
The fourth stop will be at Avenue
D and Martin Luther King Ave-
Debbie Williams will be driv-
ing the White City bus and will
pick up students at 8:30 at Ham-
mond's Store. If you live beyond
White City, then you should call
Mrs. Williams prior to August 8
Driving the beaches and
Overstreet bus will be Linda Pur-
swell. The bus will begin picking
up students at 8:00 a.m. at Canal
Street and Overstreet, then at
Beacon Hill to Mexico Beach
turning around at Hideaway Har-
From the Principal of
by Lariy A. Mathes
S. '. school starts for grades seven
will be through 12.
Its who *Football Kick-Off Classic (at
ring the Robert F. Munroe High School)
Health will be August 28. (The Gators will
mrr old- be ready!)
n. until There are probably a few
au miss more Important dates that should
ay for a be noted, but I can't thinkof them
vantage at this time. When students
return, handbooks may not be
IS stu- printed, since some changes in
igust 7 policies must be School Board
teach- approved before printing. We will
nd par- distribute the tri-fold discipline
ves to code which calls for a parental
e- signature, whether or not the
orienta- handbooks are complete.
August This year, more than ever
Special before, WHS students will be
graders asked to do better, try harder, etc.
t them Wve should do this each year any-
review way, but the state is making
changes in the grading system,
-teach- quality point average, and gradu-
ation requirements that will force
a.m.- students to improve or elsel
Reading. writing, and math
will receive continued emphasis.
7 i and passing the all-important
HSCT test needed for a standard
diploma will also be pushed heav-
bor. Mrs. Purswell will stop at
places on St. Joe -Beach where
children, will be standing on
Americus and Bay, Gulf, Santa
Anna and Alabama, Santa Anna
and Georgia, Bay and Pine.
All students in Highland View
should meet the bus at Highland
View Elementary School.
Roy Norris will be driving the
Jones Homestead bus and will
begin picking up students at 8:30
a.m. The bus will go through Sim-
mons Bayou making stops where
students are standing. The bus
will continue on to Pic's Store
where it will turn around and
come back through Jones Home-
stead. Any student living beyond
Pic's Store should call the Office
of Instructional Services at 229-
NUTRITIOUS SIDE DISHES
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ger challenge than choosing the entree. Cheesy Brown Rice and Blackeye
Peas is a recipe thai would be equally.delicious served with chicken, beef or
fish. Whirlpool Corporation home economists say that this microwave recipe
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CHEESY BROWN RICE AND BLACKEYE PEAS
2 teaspoons margarine
1 small clove garlic, finely
2 tablespoons chopped green
'A cup thinly sliced celery
I V1 cups instant brown rice
1 cup frozen blackeye peas
1 can (1334 oz.) lower sodium
.y chicken broth
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded farmer
1. Measure margarine, garlic, onion'and celery into IV2-quart round glass
casserole or glass mixing bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) for 30 seconds.
Stir. Microwave at HIGH 30 seconds longer.
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-- REASONABLE FEES .,-
Law offices of: Davenport, James and Cothran
(850) 785-6187 Panami. city.
FREE HEARING TEST
GULF COAST HEARING AID
CENTER of Panama City will be
4, offering, to anyone 55 or older a
free hearing test. If you have been
exposed to loud factory noise, if
people seem to mumble or you
i ask people to repeat what they
B have said, come see us at:
JAMES W. DAME
Hearing Aid Specialist
ST. JOE MOTEL
501 Monument Avenue
THURSDAY, AUGUST 7
9:00 A.M. 12:00 NOON
This is our regular h'onthly Service Center and we will service any-
one's hearing aid free of charge. We have the lowest battery prices
in the area. Come in and try our service
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DIABETIC FOOT RISKS
Diabetics are vulnerable to seri-
ous foot problems. They arise mainly:
because the disease can Impair circu-
lation and nerves and can cause dam-
age to bone. joints and other tissues of
Poor circulation often is most
noticeable in the feet because they are-
so far from the heart. When circulation
Is impaired. small cuts and other
minor Injuries don't heal as quickly as
ordinarily expected. Worse, tissues
with reduced circulation are less able
to fight infection: this can become very
serious. When nerves are impaired, the
loss of sensation in the feet may mean
that Injuries, ulcers and other prob-
lems are not noticed until they become
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\h/^"'Sl 1News Column
-- Faith Christian School
We shouldn't have to remind
you, but do you realize that within
a few weeks, school starts! Our
teachers will begin training and'
preparation on August 13.
Orientation for all groups will be
held August 18 and regular class-
es will begin August 19 at 8:05
We welcome several new
teachers into our -pride" this year.
Beth Taylor will be teaching grade
one and Barbara Barnes will move
to K-4 assisted by Debbie Burch.
Kim Duty will be teaching K-5 and
Karen Odom will be our fourth
Grades 5-12 will share teach-
ers, and joining us for history in
grades five and six will be Becky
Newsome. Rev. Bill Taylor will
teach history and Bible in grades
The podia- .
trist is trained to 'X.
diagnose and '"
treat foot prob-
lems of a diabetic
patient and will usually consult with
the patient's primary physician.
Regularly scheduled foot check-ups
are in order to detect any changes in
foot conditions. If a problem develops
Between check-ups. a patient should
see the podiatrist without delay.
Presented in the interest
of better foot care by:
,DpR. STEPREN J: .GROSS.dPObIATRIST
-HIGHWAY 98 EASTROINT. ,
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)
you for your cooperation.
Gulf County Planning/Building Department
21.: 7,2.1 and ',31
*,.seve-, through 12,,Returninig will
.be JI'e Moritelro, Cara Jonnson,
.Krisf' Vinson, Miclille" Teat,
Sherry Davidson, Joy Richards.
Shonnie Peterson, Roger Louks
and Alicia Williams.
We consider the mill's soon
reopening an answer to the
prayers of the people of this com-
munity, and we rejoice with every-
one. We look forward to a great
year at Faith Christian and ask
our readers to covenant to pray for
us-students, parents, staff and
We had a great summer pro-
gram. All the students enjoyed
being a part of it and learned while
having fun. Our thanks to one of
our grandmothers, Janet King, for
a lion statue. Come by and look
carefully in the "bush" by our flag
pole and you will see our mascot
guarding our school.
Right now we are cleaning car-
pets, painting, unpacking books
-"and completing plans for the
1997-98 school year. We are get-
'ting read with much prayer and
Preparation for the onslaught of
'little feet, hands, minds and
* hearts. We thank our Lord for
what He will accomplish in these
students and in all of us this year.
Any new student planning to
attend Port St. Joe Elementary
,,School for the 1997-98 school
year, who has not registered is re-
.quested to do so as soon as possi-
ble. The school's office hours are
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Openhouse will be held on
August 8 beginning at 12:00 and
lasting until 2:00. Come and find
out who your teacher is and visit
your new classroom.
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GASKIN-GRADDY INSURANCE AGENCY
Serving The Panhandle Since 1931...
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Open 8:00 5:00 Monday through Friday
148 N. Second Street Wewahitchka
Phone 639-5077 Night: 639-2743
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PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 31, 1997
MEDITATIONS OF A
( IT untr racd r
By LOWELL F. ADAMS
Keep the Faith
"Go ye into all the world, and
preach the Gospel to
,HE LAST COMMAND Jesus gave His followers after
the resurrection and just before He went back to heaven, was for
them to "tell everyone about the "good news" of salvation
through faith in His Name.
Christians should keep the faith but not to themselves!
We often hear people talk about "working for the Lord."
How does one work for the Lord? Is attending church on Sun-
day working for the Lord?
It is my opinion that the only time you and I are "working"
for the Lord is when We are telling the lost about Jesus and how
He will save them from the wrath to come. God does not need
me, but I certainly do find Him. When I go to church, I am not
serving God I am serving me. I am the one that gets the
blessing from church attendance. What God wants me, and
every Christian to do, is tell others what Jesus has done for us,,
and how He has blessed us. God tells us in Isaiah 55:11, "My
word shall not return unto me void it will accomplish that. .
whereunto I have sent it,"
If we neglect this' responsibility, as I did once early in my
ministry, we will surely regret it. I had a neighbor who was not
a Christian. He was a good neighbor and a highly successful
business man, but he was not a Christian. The Holy Spirit began
urging me to witness to that man. I felt reluctant to speak to him
about his relationship with Jesus, for I felt, compared to him, as
I had every intention of responding to the Holy Spirit's
urging, but kept putting it off tihtil later. I kept waiting for the
"right time." Jesus said TODAY is the day of salvation. Right
now is always the right time.
While I was looking fqr an opportune time to talk to my
neighbor about his need for Jesus, one night as he was preparing
*' Blese hismbusiness, he fell dead in his tracks. I was devastated,
fi xl knew alon what God wanted me to do, and I failed
Him r. Had I obeyed the voice of God, that dear.
man might hay ,been a Christian when he died. I know God has
forgiven me, but I will always regret my unused opportunity to
render a service for the Lord. A lost opportunity is gone forever.
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
The service will be held Au-t
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
Everyone is invited to attend
Say p /oi Saw 'lt 7litn T, Star
Services at Thompson
Temple July 31 Aug. 2
The Youth Department of
Thompson Temple First Born
Church of the Living G9d will be
having nightly services beginning
July 31 and lasting until August
2. The services begin at 8:00 p.m.
Thtirsday 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.
to Everyone'is cordially invited
Sto attend these services.
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
S First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET- PORT ST. JOE
-a Worship Service 8:30 am
Sunday School 9:45 am
Worship Service 11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
Evening Worship 7:00 pm
.... ... Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...6:30 pm
Gary Smith, r.Buddy Caswell
\ Pastor Minister of Music & Youth j
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
-7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
+ 1 Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA,
8:00 a.m. (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
jFirst United Methodist Church
< 111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church ..........................:00 a.m. CT
Children's Church ,,.................... ............9:00 a.m CT
Church School.....................0:15 a.m. 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! 44-
Everyone welcome L
BAPTIST CHURCH ,-L
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
Methodists Will Open Care Closet Friday, August 1
The First United Methodist
Church will be opening a thrift
shop on August 1 at 9:00 a.m. It
will be called "The Care Closet,"
and will be open on Fridays and
Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00
p.m. The Care Closet is located in
See The Star
the Big Barn building next to the
Hungry Howie's parking lot. The
shop will provide good used cloth-
ing for a minimal charge.
The methodist church has
wanted to meet this community
need in some systematic way for
some time. Thanks to the B.A.
Pridgeon, Jr., Sunday school
class for all the hard work, they
will be able to provide ongoing
help to many people.
The church asks the commu-
nity to help them by donating
In Romans 1:23 we
find, "Claiming to be
wise, they become fools,
and exchanged the glory
of the immortal God for
images resembling mortal
Oliver F. Taylor man or birds or animals
Visitation Minister, First or reptiles."
United Methodist Church Some people have
such egos they deny the existence of God. These
people play games to show off, and ridicule peo-
ple who have a religious faith.
Christians believe in the Bible and worship,
God. Christ is the answer to their lives. We
should never let our ego create a denial of God.
Christ is the one and only Saviour of all the
world. This we proclaim to a world in need.
Every Christian has the responsibility to'
' share the good news of Jesus Christ. We need
pride as Christians. Our pride needs to be in
Jesus Christ. Let us lift Christ up above all.
BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, PL 32456
I 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 pmn 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 64.75026 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
Worship Service ............... .. 10 a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m.
State is Home
to 500 of World's.
Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County Extension Service
When tourists think of Flori-
da, most visualize surf rolling in
on sandy beaches, with palms
waving in the background. Palms
are not limited to coastal areas.
Of. the world's approximately
4,000 palm varieties, about 500
native and imported types are
found in the "sunshine states."
Many of these are adapted to in-,
land location, as well as seaside
One of the first palms that"
comes to mind is our state tree,.
the Cabbage Palm. My informa-'
tion on palms was provided by':
Extension Urban Horticulture
Specialist Dr. Robert Black.
The Cabbage Palm is found in'
all parts of our state, except the
extreme western: portion. It's an
upright, single trunk palm, with
fan shaped leaves. You can easily
recognize this tree by the criss-
crossed design along its trunk.
These crisscrosses are called
"boots." They are what's left after
decayed leaf stalks fall off the
palm a process that continues
until very old age.
Other common single-
trunked varieties include the
Washington, Royal, Queen, Ca-
nary Island, and Pygmy Palms.
The Washington Palm is very tall,
with a slender trunk and fan
shaped leaves. It's .otenl,,seen
along residential streets. The Roy-
al Palm is a spectacular species.
Its massive trunk resembles a
concrete pillar, and it has a green
collar that extends down from the
top. Royal palms may exceed, 80
feet in height. The Queen Palm is
a tall growing variety with a
smooth trunk and feathery
leaves. The Canary Island Date
Palm, which also has feathery
leaves, some what resembles a
Pineapple Palm, another variety
used for lining streets. The Pyg-
my, which also is a Date variety,
is a dwarf species with beautiful
dark green foliage.
Besides these popular single-
trunked palms, there are quite a
few that grow in clusters, with
several stems or trunks. Probably
the most common of these cluster
types is the Areca (ah-REEK-ah)
Palm. It's a low growing variety
with smooth, slim, yellow-ringed
stems and feathery foilage. .The
Areca is well adapted for either
Indoor or outdoor use.
The Paurotis (paw-ROW-tis),
which is more commonly called
the Saw Cabbage Palm, is found
in swamps and undrained soils of
extreme south Florida. Like the
your good, extra, clothing.
If you wish to donate items
call Phyllis Altstaetter at 229-
8882, Dot Creamer at 647-5427,
or the church office at 227-1724.
Help them give a hand to
those in need.
The family of Fay Shirah
wishes to express their apprecia-
tion to their many friends and
family members for their many
acts of kindness at the time of
her death. Thanks for the calls,
cards, flowers, food, prayers, and
The family of Fay Shirah
Note of Thanks
The family of Annie Mayor
Todd acknowledges with deep ap-
preciation all the love, kindness,
food, flowers, and prayers during
the time of their sadness.
Your Full Line
308 Williams Ave.
WATCH FORIB T!
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Bible Study: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 ,
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue .
4 *FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
.4 n508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
(USN SUNDAY WORSHIP ......................10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL .............................11 a.m.
*SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children Nursery Available
Pastor, Rev. Dr. Lewis W. Bullard
The friendly place to worship!
:-- First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Adult Prayer & Bible Study, TeamKids (grades 1-6) at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
NURSERY PROVIDED FOR ALL SERVICES
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
Catch the Port St. 5oe
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.
Comes the A'
It Is Earned.
I Tim. 4:12-16
Visit Us! Upstairs First Union Bank Building
Sunday Worship 10 AM and 5 P.M.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Phone: 227-3365
I Roy Lee Carter
. ..,, .... A gent. ....
Areca, the slender trunks 'of this
species usually grow in large
clumps. The Saw Cabbage Palm.
has fan shaped leaves and may
reach a height of 40 feet.
Yet another cluster type is
the Rhapis (RAPE-Is) Palm. It's a
low growing, fan leaved variety,
having many reed like stems.
These palms, which prefer semi-
shaded locations; make very good
tub specimens. Rhapis Palms
also maybe used for group plant-
In addition to upright and
cluster type palms, there are va-
rieties-such as the Saw Palmet-
to--which grow quite close to the
ground. The Saw Palmetto is
found throughout Florida. The
trunk of this native species usu-
ally almost parallels the soil sur-
face. However, occasional speci-
mens have inclined, or even
upright trunks. ,
We've mentioned only a few
palms that can be used as orna-
mentals in Florida. There are
many more-both native and im-
ported. From this wide selection,
you are sure to find some that are
'On Line at
well suited to your environment
and landscape needs. Try some
palms. They add an enjoyable,
tropical touch to your stirround-
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 31, 1997 PAGE 5B
Minte~uf ouny omisio
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JUNE 23, 1997
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox, John
Stanley, Jr., Billy E. Traylor, and Warren
J. Yeager, Jr. Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland, Deputy
Clerk Towan McLemore, Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wibberg, Building
Inspector Richard Combs, Emergency
Management/911' Coordinator Marshall
Nelson, County Engineer Bill. Kennedy,
Solid Waste Director Joe Danford, South
Gulf County E.M.S. Director Shane
McGuffin, Veterans' Service
Officer/S.H.l.P. Administrator Bo
Williams, Sheriff Frank McKeithen, and
Sheriffs Department Captain Joe Nugent.
The'meeting came to order at 6:04
Commissioner Stanley opened the
meeting with prayer, and Chairman Peters
led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
STATE 3A CHAMPIONSHIPS -
Chairman Peters congratulated the Port
St. Joe High School track, baseball, and
basketball teams on winning the 1996-97
State Championrships., He presented a
plaque to the Track Team, Commissioner
Yeager presented a plaque to the Baseball
Team, and Commissioner Knox presented
a plaque to the. Basketball Team. The
Board discussed the athletic ability and
commitment of the teams (beginning with
little league), recognizing those who were
drafted by Major Leagues teams, and com-
mended the coaches for their leadership.
Coach Duane McFarland thanked the
Board for tieir support and commitment
to the schools, and Coach Vern Eppinette
discussed the high academic levels of the
students and' commended them on win-
ning the state-wide Sportsmanship Award.
CONSENT AGENDA / SUPPLEMEN-
TAL CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion
by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the Consent
Agenda and Supplemental Consent
Agenda, as follows:
June 10. 1997 Workshop
June 10, 1997 Regular Meeting
S-June 17, 1997 Special Meeting
2)' Interlocal Agreement County/City of
Port St. Joe (Hurricane Opal
County Engineer Preble-Rish. Inc. -
.' Administration Building (060688 *
S 1.080.00 to be paid from BCC:
Professional Services Engineenng)
Southern Champion Construetion -
Cape San Blas Pier Phase I (13 *
$52,380.00 to be paid from
F.R.D.A.P. Grant Funds)
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGENDA:
1) Interlocal Agreement County/Gulf
Forestry Camp (Inmate Work
2) S. H. 1. P. Downpayment Assistance
Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Hanible
S.H.I.P. Rehabilitation Loan
Margquriet Stokes ($5,000.00)
Alberta Addison ($5,000.00)
Jennifer M Jones ($3,000.00)
-,f-'Fak Collins (03,00,Q0O) -.. ..
Ertha Shackleford (53.000.00)
PUBLIC HEARING / BEACH DRI-
4 VING ORDINANCE-Pursuant to adver-
tisement to hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of an ordinance allowing for ,
and regulating driving on certain beaches
in Gulf County, Attorney McFarland called
for public comment regarding the pro-
posed ordinance. Upon-inquiry by Harold
Quackenbush, Commissioner Yeager
reported that the County. Sheriffs
Department will enforce this ordinance
and the State Department of
Environmental Regulation has jurisdiction
within the aquatic preserve areas of the
Cape. Upon further inquiry, Attorney
McFarland reported that the Marine Patrol
can enforce State laws no matter where
they occur (even on private property).
Commissioner Yeager reported that there
will be one change to the proposed ordi-
nance before adoption (Section 6,
Paragraph L change after 9:00 p.m. and
before 7:00 a.m. to after sunset and before
sunrise). There being no further public
comment' 'and upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager., second by.
Commissioner Knox and unanimous vote,
the Board adopted an ordinance with the
following title (after the correction):
AN ORDINANCE OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA ALLOWING FOR VEHICULAR
TRAFFIC ON CERTAIN COASTAL BEACH-
ES WITHIN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA;
REGULATING VEHICULAR TRAFFIC,
ALONG PUBLIC -BEACHES OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR A
PERMIT AND REQUIREMENTS TO
OBTAIN THE SAME; PROVIDING FOR A
PERMIT FEE; ESTABLISHING A SYSTEM
FOR MONITORING THE ISSUANCE OF
DECALS; ESTABLISHING THE FORMAT
FOR DECALS; LIMITING AND DESIGNAT-
ING BEACH ACCESS POINTS; PROVIDING
FOR A SPEED LIMIT; PROVIDING FOR'
RULES FOR OPERATION OF VEHICLES
ON THE BEACHES; PROVIDING, FOR A
PENALTY FOR VIOLATION; PROVIDING A
SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; REPEALING ALL
ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDI-
NANCES GOVERNING, CONTROLLING OR
RELATING TO THE SUBJECTS
ADDRESSED HEREIN; PROVIDING AN
(Complete Ordinance on file
in the Clerk's Office)
INVOICE RADAR CERTIFICA-
TION / FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL -
SHERIFF-Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner Yeager,
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
reimburse the Sheriffs Department (from
District 2 Special Projects) for an invoice
which they paid for certification of the
radar for the Florida Highway Patrol. Upon
inquiry about these Invoices, Sheriff
McKelthen reported that the radar unit
belongs to the County.
COMMODITY PROGRAM CON-
TRACT AMENDMENT-Upon motion by
Commissioner Stanley, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed for the Chairman to
execute an amended Commodity Food
Program Contract (increasing the amount
to $3,920.00), when it is received from
FIVE POINTS LANDFILL-Chief
Administrator Butler reported on the
meeting he and Solid Waste Director
Danford attended with the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection
in Pensacola on June 17th. He stated that.
they discussed various alternatives to the
State's requirement for a spotter at the
Five Points and'Wetappo Landfills, but the
County has not yet received a written
response from the meeting.
WETLAND PROTECTION GRANT /
E.P.A.-Chief Administrator Butler report-
ed that the County did not get the Wetland
Protection Grant from the Environmental
Protection Agency, and he requested per-
^ mission to add .Wetland Protection to the
agenda for the Planning & Development
Review Board meeting on July 15th (to get
their approval in not requiring more
restrictions on development around wet-
land areas than what is required by State
and Federal laws). The Board agreed.
D.O.C. / GULF FORESTRY CAMP -
WORK CREWS-Chief Administrator
Butler discussed that the Board approved
an interlocal agreement with the Florida
Department of Corrections / Gulf Forestry
Camp for a maximum of 20 inmates (to be
supervised by D.O.C.) in the Supplemental
Consent Agenda, and he presented an
interlocal agreement with the Florida
Department of Corrections / Gulf Forestry
Camp for a maximum of 35 inmates (to be
supervised by the County), for the Board's
approval. Commissioner Traylor motioned
to execute the agreement for 35 inmates,
and Commissioner Yeager seconded the
motion. Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Stanley about additional inmates for his
district, Chief Administrator Butler report-
ed that Sergeant McLemore has stated
that there are no extra men available at
this time. Commissioner Stanley then
requested assistance from the other dis-
tricts in allowing their work crews to work
in his district.
The meeting recessed at 6:28 p.m.'
E.D.T., to allow "The Star" to photograph
the Board and the athletes from the Port
St. Joe High School Track, Baseball, and
The meeting reconvened at 6:32 p.m.,
D.O.C. / GULF FORESTRY CAMP -
WORK CREWS-The motion made prior
to the break to approve the 35-inmate
(County-supervised) Interlocal agreement
with the Florida Department of
Corrections / Gulf Forestry Camp passed
ROAD DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE /
Butler reported that Road Department
employee Willie F. Bass has changed his
resignation date from August '4th to July
INDUSTRIAL PARK FINANCING
GULF COAST ELECTRIC-Chief
Administrator Butler reported that Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative has declined to
assist the County with financing of the
proposed Industrial Park.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT / PUR-
Administrator Butler discussed a request
from the Gulf County Health Department
for a letter from the County, giving their
approval for the Health Department to
purchase items as a County agent (when it
is more cost effective). Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Tra3lor, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to send the letter of"
F.E.M.A. LIMITED MAP MAINTE-
NANCE WHITE CITY-Chief
Administrator Butler reported that he had
been notified by F.E.M.A. that they will be
unable to provide the limited map mainte-
nance "re-study" for White City until 1998.
MONTHLY REPORT SOUTH GULF
AMBULANCE--South Gulf County E.M.S.
Director Shane McGuffin presented the
monthly billing report for his department
and Wewahitchka Ambulance Service
through June 18th.. /
1997-98 E.M.S. GRANTS /
DEPARTMENT OF ]HEALTH-South Gulf
County E.M.S. Director McGuffin reported
that the County was awarded 1 grant
(County match $1,637.50), and 6 of their
applications were denied.
S- INVOICE HIGHLAND ,VIEW
WATER SYSTEM REPLACEMENT-Upon
motion by Commissioner Knox, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved payment of an
invoice' from KMT, Inc., in the amount of
$107,162.84, for work done on replace-
ment of the Highland View Water System
(to be paid with grant funds).
STUMPHOLE PROJECT D.O.T. /
HURRICANE OPAL RECOVERY-
Emergency Management" Coordinator
Nelson reported that a Joint Participation
Agreement is being worked out with the
Department of Transportation regarding
reimbursement for the Stumphole repair
1997 HURRICANE FORECAST-'
Emergency Management Coordinator
Nelson presented Gray's 1997 Hurricane
Forecast, stating that a very active season
is expected. Upon Inquiry by
Commissioner Knox about Hurricane "Do's
and Don'ts", the "bottle-necking" which
occurred on Highway 71 last year, and
what to do after the return, home, Mr.
Nelson discussed the procedures and stat-
ed that the problems with evacuation
occur because everyone waits until the last
minute to leave. After further discussion,
the Board agreed for Emergency
Management Coordinator Nelson to adver-
tise the Hurricane "procedures" in the
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT -
PUBLIC OFFICIALS CONFERENCE-
Upon discussion by Emergency
Management Coordinator Nelson, the
Board agreed to hold a Public Officials
Conference,'. with the Florida Division of
Emergency Management, on Monday,
August 1 th at 5:00 p.m.. E.D.T.
GRANT GULF, COUNTY
LIBRARY-Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager. second by Commissioner Stanley,
and unanimous vote. the Board agreed to
send a letter of support for the Gulf
County Library to apply for a "Born to
Read" grant (program for children).
BUILDING INSPECTIONS /
AGREEMENT CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE-Upon discussion by Building
Inspector Combs about the building
department requirements in the interlocal
agreement with the City of Port St. Joe,
Commissioner Stanley motioned to send a
letter to the City stating that after June
30th the County will provide only the ser-
vices specified in the interlocal agreement
(permits and inspections). Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion and after dis-
cussion about variances and lot sizes, the
S.H.I.P. LOAN DELINQUENCIES-
Upon inquiry about a letter from Attorney
Thomas S. Gibson regarding foreclosing on
S.H.I.P. mortgages for local institutions
which hold the first mortgage. S.H.I.P.
Administrator Williams reported that Mr.
Gibson is concerned that the County may
feel he has a conflict of interest since he
provides legal services for the County
regarding other issues (the County holds
the 2nd mortgage on. these loans).
Attorney McFarland also reported that Mr.
Gibson is concerned because the foreclo-
sure of the 1st mortgage will close out
action by the Board on the 2nd mortgage.
The meeting recessed at 6:57 p.m.,
The meeting reconvened at 7:15 p.m.,
MEETING ECONOMIC DEVELOP-
MENT. / ST. JOE CORPORATION-
Commissioner Traylor reported on his
meeting with Peter Rummel, of St. Joe
Corporation in Jacksonville, regarding
economic development in Gulf County. He
stated that Mr. Rummel has a positive out-
look for Gulf County and agreed to assist
Gulf County in their economic develop-
ORDINANCE #97-02 / BEACH
DRIVING-Commissioner Yeager request-
ed that Administrative Assistant Wibberg
distribute copies of the beach driving ordi-
nance and affidavit to the Tax Collector's
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY ,
IN RE: Estate of
JEWEL COVINGTON COODY
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-
tive and the personal representative's attorney:are
set forth below.
All interested persons are required to file
with this court: (a) All claims against the estate
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE and (b) any objection
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 AA'TER 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.
/s/ ALAN THOMPSON. ESQ.
P. 0. Drawer 1579
Panama City, FL 32402
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 098193
/s/ MOLLIE BELL HOSKINS
1300 Foster Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401
2tc, July 24 and 31, 1997.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 97-46
IN RE: The Estate of
EMILY A. SIMMONS,
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION'
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of EMILY A.
SIMMONS. deceased, File Number 97-46, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. The name and address of the
Personal Representative and his attorney are set
All Interested persons are required to file WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE
FIRSt PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, (1) All
claims against the estate and (2) any objection by 2
an-Interested person oon whom notice was served
that challenges the validity of the Will, the qualifi-
cations of the Personal Representauve. venue or
junsdicuon of the Court
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
DATE of the first publication of this Notice of
Administration is July 31. 1997.
/s/ WILLIAM J. RISH
RISH, GIBSON & JONES, P.A.
206 E. 4th Street
P. 0. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0066806,
/s/JAMES ANDREW SIMMONS
P. 0. Box 2934
Hendersonville, TN 37077
2tc, July 31 and August 7, 1997.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that William C.
Sumner, the holder of the following Tax Certificate.
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the property, and the
names in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No.: 84
Year of Issuance: 1992
Application, No.: 97-18
R.E. No.: 01267-0OR
Description of Property;
Lot 5 of Block, 3, Unit One, Idlewood
Subdivision, according to the C.lll mIp m P
or plat thereof on file in the Office of the
Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County,
Name in which assessed: George T. Clark
All of said property being In the Gulf County, State
Unless such certificate shall be ,redeemed accord-
Ing to law, the property described In such certifi-
cate will be sold to the highest bidder In the front
Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse at I1:00,
A.M., E.S.T., on Wednesday, the 3rd day of
September 1997. ,
Dated this 21st day of July, 1997.
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
[ Deputy Clerk
4tc, July 31 and August 7 14 arid 21, 1997.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR WATER USE PERMIT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter
373, Florida Statutes, the following applications(s)
for water use permlt(s) has (have) been received by
the Northwest Florida Water Management Disticit:
Application number I1 05509 filed
Eglin Air Force Base, 501 DeLeon
Street, Suite 100, Eglin AFB, FL
Requesting a maximum withdrawal of
5,000 gallons per day for the Floridan
Aquifer Systlem for Public Supply us-e
by an existing facility
General withdrawal locations(s) In Gulf
County: T09S, Rl IW, Sec. 21
Interested persons may object to or comment upon
the applicauons or submit a written request for a
copy of the 3taff reportisl containing proposed .,
agency action regarding the applications) by wnrt.
ing to the Division of Resource Regulauoi. of the
Northwest Florida Water Management District .
Route 1, Box 3099, Havana Florida 32333-9700,
but such comments or iequesis must be received '
by 5 o'clock pm on August 7 1997
No further public notice will be provided regarding
this (these) applicatlonis) Publication o1" thih nouce
consuiutes constructive ILnoute ol this permit sppli-
caUtion o all substantially affected personL A copl
of the staff reports) must be requested in order to
remain advised of further proceedings and any,
public hearihigdate Substanually affected persons ;-
are entitled to request an administrative hearing
regarding the proposed agency action by submit-
ting a written permit request according to the pro-
visions of 40A-1.521, Florida Administrative Code.
Notices of Proposed Agency Action will be mailed
only to personswho have filed such requests.
ltc. July31. 1997.
F.R.D.A.P. GRANT BEACON HILL
PARK-Upon motion by Commissioner Pla
Knox, second by Commissioner Traylor, RisI
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to 324
apply for a F.R.D.A.P. grant for the Beacon
Hill Park (25% County match required /1 :F
grant approved each year).
Knox reported that the County will be
using the cleaning machine on the beach-
es beginning June 26th.
:CLEAN-UP I HOWARD CREEK-
Commissioner Stanley reported that the
clean-up project in Howard Creek will
begin on June 30th.
COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY /
COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK
GRANT-Commissioner Stanley discussed:
that the Low Income Housing Energy
Assistance Program (L.I.H.E.A.P.) is cur-
rently on-hold for 1996-97 and after
October 1st the County will be with the
Bay County agency (instead of the Leon
County agency), and he stated that the
County needs to hold a workshop on the
programs available through the grant.
SIGNS COUNTY-Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Stanley about a "Welcome
to Gull' County" sign on Highway 22, Solid
Waste Director Danford reported that a
sign will be erected as soon as the rein-
forcements are complete.
EMPLOYEE MOSQUITO CON-
TROL DEPARTMENT-Chief Adminis-
trator Butler reported that Michael
Charles Riley quit his job as mosquito
sprayer, and requested that the Board
approve hiring an Individual (as recom-
mended by Mosquito Control Director
Wood) to replace him as soon as possible.
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager,
second bby Commissioner Stanley. and
unanimous vote, the Board approved this
MECHANIC MOSQUITO CON-
TROL DEPARTMENT-Upon motion by
Commissioner Stanley, second by
,Commissioner Knox, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to hire a temporary part-
time mechanic for the Mosquito Control
Department (as recommended by Mosquito
Control Director Wood), as soon as possi-
FLORIDA BOATING IMPROVE-
MENT FUNDS-Chairman Peters reported
that he received a letter and 2 checks
(totaling $36,712.72) from the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection
(at his personal address) for the Florida
Boating Improvement Program, and he
presented them to Deputy Clerk McLemore
to be deposited.
COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY /
COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK
GRANT-Veterans' Service Officer
Williams discussed that if the program
funds for the Low Income Housing Energy
Assistance Program (L.I.H.E.A.P.) are not
allocated until after Gulf County changes
over to Bay County as the Community
Action Agency, the County needs to make
sure that they get their share of the 1996- .
97 funds from Leon County. The Board
requested that Commissioner Stanley fol-
low-up on this matter, and he discussed
the possibility of sending Leon County a
letter from the Chairman.
ORDINANCE #97-02 / BEACH '
DRIVING-Deputy Clerk McLemore
reported that the new beach driving ordi-
nance will not be in effect until received by
the Department of State (during the week .v
of June 30th).
MECHANIC MOSQUITO CON-
TROL DEPARTMENT-Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the new tempo-
rary part-time mechanic to begin at the
Mechanic I position, effective as soon as
possible. There being no further business
and upon motion by Commissioner Yeager,
second by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the meeting did then
adjourn at 7:38 p.in., E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
BENNY C. LISTER
GULF COUNTY INDUSTRIAL PARK
PROJECT #00337 ,
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Gulf County Board of County Commissioners.
receive sealed bids from any qualified person,
any or corporation interested in constructing
GULF COUNTY INDUSTRIAL PARK
ns and specifications can be obtained at Preble-
h, Inc.. 402 Reid Avenue,'Port St. Joe, Florida
56, (904) 227-7200. The bid must conform to
,a k IIo ; :J.. t ,
Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public enti-
Completion date for this project will be 120 days
from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to
'the successful bidder.
Liquidated damages for failure to complete the the pro-
ject on the specified date will be set at $100.00 per
Please Indicate o0i the envelope that this Is a sealed.
bid, the bid number and what the'bid Is tor.
Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m. Eastern
Standard Time, on Tuesday, August 26, 1997, at
the Gulf County Clerk's Office, 1000 Fifth Street,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, and will be opened and
read aloud on Tuesday, August 26, 1997, at 6:05
p.m. Eastern Standard Time at the County
Commission Meeting. The Board reserves the right
to reject any and all bids.
Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $150.00
per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be
made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.
This project is funded in part by grant assistance
from the U.S. Department of Commerce/Economic
Development Administration (EDA).-EDA will con-
tribute 75% In grant monies for the total project
(including construction costs) or, $536,250.00
toward a budget amount of $715,000.00. The EDA
Project number Is 04-19-69057.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA '
By: Nathan Peters, Jr., Chairman
2tc, July 31 August 7, 1997.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
i FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Notice is hereby given that proposals will be
received b% the Board of County CommL.l,:ier of.
Gulf Countv. Florida unul 5 00 P M. ET Augiust 12
1997 I'cr the following Pro.l'esl,,-ial Senice_- t:. be
provided to said Board. for i.nd on behdlf .:.i Gilf
APPRAISAL SERVICES FOR
GULF COUNTY'S HAZARD MITIGATION
(CONTRACT i: 97RM-5C-02.33-01-
Prolect ummarn.. Gulf County has recently deter-
mined that It is ln'the best Interest of Its Jurisdic-
tions to solicit for professional services for Its long
term disaster recovery projects. The Appraiser(s)
shall assist the local GAerniiTei withh a.icqniiill
police. by pr,:',diing deterinilatioiis C.I Fair MNarket
Value aprpaals ol a vanet% of residenitil. rmulu-
tenant, and mobile home properties in Gulf
Sopef l ,'` The appra:iers shall work with. the
Program Adminnatratorll the Board of Co.inty
Commi sloneis ajid their representalltes anid
de ijgnees. by presiding Fair Market \'alue eiu.'
matws for a .aneqt of re.sidehniil. multl leinant. arnd
mobile hrrme properties 111i Gulf 'County Florid.a
Appraisers will comply with the reasonable
requests In order to s atLI-f the requiremeins of the
assIgment .aid to si.pp..r a lair estJmaw .:.f aline
Quallflicatoui The following factors will be consid-
ered critical in the e alur.,:,.i of those popo:'a:
prepared in responl-e 1 rhi- allllllhCeTnerll, iAll
selections will be ba:ed oni the Gulf Coinii,
Procurement Policy except items apecilled i. the
RFP for this specific project: The C IU,: al ElemenLt-
as described in the RFP will account for 60 points.
of a toltal of 100 piOliIls to b e aillc-.aed The remain-
ing 40 points will be allocated based on Firm.
Capacity and Staffing, Firm Information and
Perloirmaice. Firm Experieince includiii_ Client
References Avallibllln anid Pralofl I' Floniid
CertifirauoiB incliidiig M/v'BE status
The complete RFP. S~c .:pe..l' i i and Gull C'.iin
Procurement E ., maL be obtained through the
Count) Aldministrator s OlUfce. 1000 Fifth Street.
Port St. Joe, Fl. 32450. during iorinral .'loki.g
hours. Contact persoi. for this project R. LLanr
Wells (850) 229-9111.
Each proposer must submit complete proposals in
the format provided in the RFP. Proposals must be
In a sealed envelope and clearly marked "HAZARD
MITIGATION GRANT PROGRAM REQUEST FOR
APPRAISAL. SERVICES SPECIAL PROJECT RFP"
in the lower left corner of the envelope. Proposals,
may be mailed or delivered to Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Cou'rt, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth
Street, Room 148,. Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456.
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PHONE 227-1278 or 229-8997
The Board reserves the right to waive informalities
In any quote, to accept and/or reject any or all
quotes in whole or in part with just cause, and to
accept the proposal that In their Judgment will be
In the best Interest of Gulf County.
DONE AND ORDERED by the Board of County
Board of County Commissioners
Gulf County, Florida
By: Nathan Peters, Jr., Chairman
2tc, July 31 August 7, 1997.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Notice is hereby given that proposals will be
received by the Board of County Commissioners of
Gulf County, Florida until 5:00 P.M. ET, August 12,
1997, for the following Professional Services to be
provided to said Board, for and on behalf of Gulf
PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYING
SERVICES FOR GULF COUNTY'S HAZARD
MITIGATION GRANT PROGRAM(404)
(CONTRACT #: 97RM-5C-02-33-01-
Protect Summary: Gulf County has recently deter-
mined that it is in the best Interest of Its jurisdic-
tions to solicit for professional services for, its long
term disaster recovery projects. This project is
identified as the Gulf County Hazard Mitigation
Scone of Work: The Professional Surveyor(s) shall
work with the Program Administrator,, the Board of
County Commissioners and their representatives,
to assist in the implementaoon and corrpleuon of
the project. The reciplent(ls shall asslst the local
Government with AcquisitionPolicles with regard
to a variety of residential; multi-tenant, and mobile
home properties In Gulf County. Florida. The ser-
%ices required are primarily Land Surveying,
Ernronmental Compliance. and National Flood
rInsurance Program (NFIPI Participation require-
OualifIclaion i. The following factors will be consid-
ered crUrcal l Ithe evTaluaton of those proposals
prepared d in resporc.e to this announcemenL All
selecuona will be based orn the Gulf County
?rocrement P.olio. The Critical Elements, as
described in the RFP will account for 60 points of a
Cc.Lal of 100 points to be allocated The remaining
4 0 :,its %ill be all.:,cated b3sed on Firm Capacity
and Staffing, Firm Information and Performance,
Firm Experience Including Client References,
Availability, and Proof of Florida Certifications
including Ml/WBE status.
The complete RFP., ~aSco fWork, and Gulf Couity
Procrement Policy may be obtained through the
County Administrator's Office, 1000 Fifth Street,
Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456, during normal working
hours. Contact person for this project is R. Lary
Wells (850) 229-91.114r
Each proposer must submit complete proposals tii
the formal provided in the RFP. Proposals must be
In a sealed envelope and clearly marked 'HAZARD
MITIGATION GRANT PROGRAM REQUEST FOR
PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYING SERVICES -
SPECLIAL PROJECT RFP" in the lower left corner of
the envelope Proposals ma) be mailed or delivered
to the Ollcee of the Clerk of Circuit Coun. 1000
Fifth Street, Room 148. Port SL Joe. Fl. 32456.
The Board reserves the right to waive Informalities
In any quote, to, accept and/or reject any or all
quotes iI whole or in part with just cause, and to
Accept the pr':,poal that in their judgment will be
in the best interest Cof Gulf Couitr)
DONE AND ORDERED by the Board of County
Board of County Commissioners
By:. Nathan Peters, Ji., Chairman
2tc, July 31 and August 7, 1997.
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The Gulf County Sheriffs Office will be
excepting applications for the follow-
ing positions. All requests for applica-
tions must be made to Laura Taylor at
227-1115 between the hours of
9:00am and 5:00PM. Applications will
be taken from July 28, 1997 through
August 6, 1997.
Shift work and midnight shift work.
Applicant must be at least 19 yoa.
Must have a High School Diploma or
GED. Applicant must be able to hand
large volume of phone calls of an
emergency nature. Training in com-
munications and CAD and 911 desir-
able. Will be required to dispatch
emergency units for law enforcement,
ambulance and fire departments.
Applicants are required to submit to a
drug test and background investiga-
tion. Salary $6.25 hour.
PART-TIME CORRECTIONAL OFFI-
CER Shift work and midnight shift
work. Applicant must be at least 19
years of age. Must met the criteria set
by FDLE Must have complete correc-
tional standards and passed the state
exam. Applicants are required to sub-
mit to a drug test, physical and back-
ground investigation. Salary $7.00
Two bay view lots on Marlin St., High-
land View. Septic tank in, $19,000 for
both. Call Rosasco Realty at 227-
1774. eow 7/17
STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
You are hereby notified that the Department of
Environmental Protection has issued a permit
under File Number GU-220 to Dan Garlick or the
rebuild of 165 feet of the existing'Beach Avenue
roadway and construct approximately 550 linear
feet of limerock/crushed access roadway and a 5-
foot wide drainage swale pursuant to Section
161.053, Florida Statutes. The permit and con-
struction plans may be reviewed at the office of the
Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems, 5050
West Tennessee Street; Building B, Tallahassee.
Florida. Copies of the permit may be obtained by
contacting the Bureau of Beaches and Coastal
Systems at (904) 487-4475, or by writing to 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Mall Station 310,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399.
A party to this proceeding has the right to request
review of this order by the Governor and Cabinet,
sitting as the Land and Water Adjudicatory
Commission, In accordance with Chapter 42-2.
Florida Administrative Code, and specifically Rule
42-2.0131, Florida Administrative Code. To initiate
such a review, your request must be filed within
twenty (20) days of the date of this order with the
Secretary of the Commission at Florida Land and
Water Adjudicatory Commission. The Capitol,.
1/2 acre lots on
paved county road,
septic tanks, wells,
natural gas, ready to
move onto. $16,000.
Owner financing with
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.3 Bedrooms, 21/2 baths, large living room with fireplace, Ig. kitchen with range, refrigerator & microwave,
2-car garage, Florida room, wood floors, storage building, underground sprinkler system, and covered
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"THE HOME-TOWN BOYS"
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call: PERRY ILMcFARLAND
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"Confidential and fair dealings
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220 Reid Avenue
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Room 2105, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0001. A
copy of the request must also be served on both the
Department of Environmental Protection, Agency
Clerk, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Mail Station 35,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399, and on any person
named in this order, within 20 days from the date
of this order if the request for review is to be effec-
Additionally, any person substantially affected by
this determination has the right to request an
administrative hearing to be conducted in accor-
dance with the provisions of Section 120.57,
Florida Statutes. Should you desire an administra-
tive hearing, your request must comply with the
provisions of Rule 62-103.115, Florida
Administrative Code, and by Rule 60Q-2.004,
Florida Administrative Code. Requests for such
hearings must be sent to the Department of
Environmental Protection, Office of General
Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail
Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, and
must be received by the Department within four-
teen, (14) days after your receipt of this notice.
Failure to respond within this allotted time frame
shall be deemed a waiver of all rights to an admin-
In 'the event that a legally-sufficient petition for
hearing is not timely received, you have the right to
seek Judicial review of this order, pursuant to
Section 120.68, Florida Statutes, and Rule
9.030b)(l)(c) and 9.110. Florida Rules of Appellate
Procedure. To Initiate an appeal, a Notice of Appeal
must be filed with the Department of
Environmental Protection, Office of General
Counsel, and with the appropriate District Court of
Appeal within thirty (30) days of the date this order
is filed with the Agency Clerk. The Notice filed with
the District Court must be accompanied by the fil-
ing fee specified in Subsection 35.22(3), Florida
Itc,, July31, 1997.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK
OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA,
VS. CASE NO. 97-203
BARBARA M. DYKES, f/k/a
BARBARA KILBOURN, DAVID L.
DYKES, and THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45, FLORIDA STATUTES
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 29 day
of July, 1997, In Case No. 97-203 of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for
Gulf County, Florida, in which CITIZENS FEDER-
AL SAVINGS BANK OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, is
the Plaintiff and BARBARA M. DYKES, f/k/a BAR-
BARA KILBOURN, DAVID L. DYKES, .and THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA, are the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest bidder, for cash, at the front door of
the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe,
Florida, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. (Eastern Standard
Time) on the 20th day of August, 1997, the follow-
ing described property:
Lots 10 and 12, Block 64, of the Official
Map of the City of Port St. Joe, recorded in
Plat book 1, pages 19 and 20 of the Public.
Records of Gulf County, Florida.
DATED THIS 29 day of July, 1997.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY,. FLORIDA
By: /s/ Connie Redd Deputy Clerk
2tc, July31 and August 7, 1997.
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FAX: (904) 648-4247
904-648-5683 or 1-800-582-2990
After Hours: Jay Rish, Associate Broker, 904-227-5569
Brenda Miller, REALTOR 904/648-5435
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PREMIERE GULF FRONT TOWNHOUSE AT ST. JOE BEACH.
3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath townhouse that is one of the finest around. This two story
unit has many fine features. Downstairs includes: large greatroom with dining
area, kitchen with refrigerator, gas range,' dishwasher, disposal, and small pantry,
washer and dryer closet, and down,-
.......tairs 1/2 bath with extra storage.
.... .... The great room opens up to a beau-
.-- -.. ul deck that overlooks the gulf.
Plexiglas has been installed on the
Wooden rails so that people can
L .S irT w .F^ enjoy a game of bridge without the
IT. ;eabreeze blowing their cards away.
The upstairs has two guest bed-
S rooms with a full bath and the master
.s uilie. The master suite has a large
S -+ bedroom and bath as well as a sitting
room that overlooks the gulf. The car-
port under the unit is concrete with an enclosure of wood and Plexiglas with lat-
tice accents. There is also hurricane shutters on the windows as well as security
door in front. This townhouse is first class in every respect arid was completely
renovated in 1995. THIS GULF FRONT GEM WILL NOT LAST LONG!!!!!!
$189,900.00. Can Jay RiSh today for a showing.
OPTIONS GALORE!!!! OVERSTREET, CANAL DRIVE. Spacious 1 br 1 ba. block
home that could easily be converted into a 2 bedroom home nestled on 3.8 acres that
could easily be subdivided. Close to boat landing and across the streett from the
Intracoastal Waterway. Home has well and septic nicely landscaped, yard and out-
building. Central h/a, fridge, gas range, ceiling fans throughout, wood floor in kitchen,
sold furnished except TV, carpet thruout, tile in bath, fresh paint, walk in closet, wash-
er/dryer, jacuzzi bath.. Neat as a pin and in great shape! INVESTOR'S SPECIALs...
.$59 50'1 OR
w wnerwill also divide-ro. ,;ironTrag.-e lo,:,l -
into 120'x330' building 3,i.e iri a lvl cc ,
restricted to no mobile homes and no
commercial activity for just $11,900.00
house with one acre .. $39,500.00.
Owner says sell!!!! Bring offers!!
NEW LISTING! 209 ALLEN MEMORIAL WAY, PORT ST. JOE. 3 bedroom, 2 bath
contemporary home in a nice quiet neighborhood. Great room design with a gas fire-
place and a large home office. Nice kitchen with a large dining room attached, master
bedroom and bath with double sinks and plenty ,of closet space. Spare bedrooms are
divided with a full bath. Other amenities include: large covered patio, sprinkler system,
double garage with utility room with its own stand up shower; beautiful landscaping.
and much more. Priced right at $99,900.00.
BAYOU FRONT BEAUTY, 1612
Monument Ave. More than 2550 sq.
I lving space, needs some work. 4
bdrrr- 2 1/2 ba., 2 car garage, large
.... r l wo lantastic view of the water.
Raitr,.rr auto. sprinkler system,
,. inirco,,, built in vacuum cleaner
system, cen. h& a, family rm., foyer,
kitchen includes large pantry, U-shaped work area and a generous Breakfast area,
dining room, living room, laundry-sewing room, porch, dbl. garage, Too many extras to
1908 CYPRESS AVE.
This great starter home
or home for a small --"T
family is just what ..
you're looking for. It has 3 BR 1 BA on
a large lot with fenced back yard,
great neighborhood, close to schools
Additionally,'it has a Ig. kitchen w/brick
walls, separate den or family rm., tile
bathroom, some new carpeting, all
new paint inside. Make arrangements
with Brenda Miller today for a look inside. Price ... $65,000.
Mexico Beach, 130 Circle Drive. Two or 3 bdrm. 1 bath home only steps to the
beach. Brick/block construction w/large Florida room, large kitchen, windows
galore, good view of the water, partially furnished, ch&a, elevated deck above
parking area for additional view of Gulf. Outside storage building, fenced back
yard, plenty of parking. Call Brenda Miller for an appointment to see this unique
house. It won't be on the market long. Priced at $119,900.00.
St. Joe Beach, 5529 Americus Street. Very charming unfurnished octa-structure
house with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths within one block of the beach. Lox taxes, low util-
ities, low heating costs. Built in 1990, has 1116 sf of living space, custom cabinets,
tile/carpet floor coverings. Large back screened porch, huge back deck, privacy
fence, newly landscaped, sodded yard with sprinkler system, situated on a 50'x90'
lot. Extremely attractive. Brenda Miller can make your. appointment to see this
great buy. Priced at $86,500.
Magellan St., St. Joe Beach. Three (3) lots for sale in new subdivision. Each lot
is 50'x125' in size. Restricted to homes only, no mobile homes, underground utili-
ties already in place, permitted for 3 bedroom 2 bath septic tank,and other restric-
tions which enhance the quality of the area. Contact Brenda Miller today for more
information or to make an offer. Prices subject to increase after each sale. Quality
builder available for construction of homes with your plans or his. price for each.
Starfish Ave., Beacon Hill. Two lots, cleared, high and dry property, on paved
street, with nice neat houses for neighbors. Each lot is 50'x100', quiet area. Lots
8 & 10, Block 21. Brenda Miller has additional information, priced at $24,000.00
for both lots.
Corner north Long and Eagle Street, Overstreet. One large corner parcel
approx. .955 acres, on paved street, secluded area, close to fresh water fishing,
only 6 miles to the beach, country setting, well and septic tank needed, telephone
and electricity available. Call Brenda Miller for copies of plat and zoning. Price
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We ll*ked the nei*ghborhood
so much we moved i*n,
THE.STAR. PORT.ST..JOE. F *..TH.RSDAY. JULY..1. 197 PAE,
AUCTION Friday, 7 p.m. at old
Port Theatre, PSJ. S/I: Datsun
B210 runs good. Glassware, old
coins, lots more! Consignments
welcome. Wade Clark Auctions,
10% Buyers Premium.
AB1239, AU 1737 AU1743, Itc 7/24
1986 Ford Ranger, king cab, V-6,
needs repairs. Asking $1,500. 1989
blue 2 door Buick Skylark, auto.
trans., low mileage. Asking $3,000.
Call 827-1695. ltp 7/31
'85 Buick Riviera silver, V-8, 2 dooi-,
full power, air cond., am/fm cassette,
cruise, kill switch, $3,900. 647-3559.
1965 Mustang, needs minor repairs,
good engine, $1,500. 229-9686.
1991 Honda Nite Hawk 250 CB
street. Excellent shape, blue, great
beginners bike or work bike. Call Jay
at 229-8707. $700. Worth a look.
1987 Nissan Sentra, 2 door, cold air
cond., am/fin, cassette, new tires,
susp., 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-
1133 before 5:00. Call 639-5900 after
6:00. Itp 7/24
'94 Kawasaki Vulcan 750. Great con-
dition, low miles, $3,000 OBO. Call
(850) 227-2114. 2tc 7/24
1986 Nissan 200 SX. Red, 4 speed,
sunroof, air cond., 115,000 miles,
good tires. Clean & good main
$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. tfe 7/17
SEIZED CARS from $175. Porsches,
Cadillacs, Chevys, BMWs, Corvettes.
Also Jeeps, 4WD's. Your Area. Toll
Free 1-800-21849000, ext. A-9513. for
current listings. 4tp' 8/7
Four ?275/60R15 tires
with 10"x15" machine
finished rims, $225,
obo. Call Eric at 229-
6343 or 229-8997.
1996 18 .ft. Cobia Sunsport Bowrider,
3.0 litre Mercrulser. Less than 30
hours, galvanized trailer. Dealer ser-
viced. Call 647-5427. 3tc 7/31
20 ft. Sea-Ray Mercruiser troll line
and trailer, all electronic, $3,500. Pro-
Line bass boat, 115 Evinrude PT & T,
and trailer. $2,500. 647-4047.
Special Purchase: Mar-
quardt's Marina has just re-
ceived the last 3 Yamaha C-
40SHT outboards. Closeout
price of $2,595.00 plus tax
good through Aug. 6th. Mar-
quardt's Marina, Mexico
For Rent: 2 bedroom furnished trailer
4; in Highland View, $225 month, $175
deposit 227-1260. 2tp 7/31
For Rent: Casa Del Mar #1, available
August 1, 1997. 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2
bath. Call 850-229-6961. tfc 7/31
Mobile home for rent, two bdrm., 1
ba., $350; small block house with one
bdrm., $300. Both in Mexico Beach.
Call 648-8278. ltc 7/31
PINE RIDGE APARTMENTS
OF PORT ST. JOE, FL
Spacious 1 bdrm. apartments availa-
ble. Handicap apartment available
also. Rent based on income, some
subsidies. Cen. h&a, wall to wall car-
pet,; laundry facilities. Equal housing
opportunity. Voice/Tfy accessible.
352-472-3952. 2tc 7/31
House for rent in Port St. Joe. 2
bdrm., 2 bath, ch/a, $425 month.
$425 security deposit. Call 227-3511.
Room for rent: Port St. Joe area, op-
tional conveniences. Phone 227-3774.
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.
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.
BEACH STORAGE units available.
5x10, 10xl10, and 10x20. Located on
Americus behind Gulf Sands Motel on
St. Joe Beach. Call 227-7200 (day) or
647-3882 (evening) for information.
One 14x80' mobile home, 3 bdrm., 2
ba. with garden tub, deposit $365,
monthly rent $365. One 14x80' mo-
bile home, 3 bdrm., 2 bath, deposit
$360, monthly $360: One 12x60' mo-
bile home, 2 bdrm., deposit $200,
monthly $200. Call 639-4165 or 639-
2751. 4tc 7/10
2 BR trailer, furnished, Douglas
Landing, 1st and last, fenced, quiet,
fine fishing two blocks. (850) 639-
2026. 4tp 7/10
Lnlurnished 3 bedroom. 2 bath
home, large yard at Cape Plantation.
$700. Lease or lease option. (352)
383-5594 5te 7/17
3 bedroom, 3 bath, swimming pool,
double car garage, 648-5328 or St.
Joe Beach, $750. 647-3461.
Mobile home lot for rent at Beacon
Hill, 4 blocks off Hwy. 98 with city
water, septic tank & power pole. $150
per month. Call 227-2020 or 647-
3381. tfc 7/3
Mobile home and RV lots, water &
sewer included, $80 month. Long
term or short term fishermen wel-'
come. 639-4165. ... tfc 7/3&
1,200 sq. ft. office space, located on
Hwy. C-30, $750 month, includes
utilities. Call 227-1774. tfc 7/3
Storage Units Now Available! Bayou
Storage serves Cape San Bias, Sim-
mons Bayou and the Port St Joe
area. 5x10, 20x10 and 10x20. Locat-
ed next to Todd Land Development in
Simmons Bayou. Call' 229-8397 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. tfc 7/3
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfc 7/3
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-
Safe 'N Dry Storage
214 3rd St., PSI, FL
Climate-controlled no mildew
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
2048 Parker Ave. -NEW PRICE $47,500
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SPE edrCAn 1 ar La.d 10 i.:. REALTY INC.
SPECIAL FEATURES Rerrn,:.eled r.:.r .r, Quel Sirel 3r, PORT ST. JOE
Cicks torn om c 'nool .an 1 rlci Ijr.T. Sr 1j-sz r.' i: ba Ro* : r.i, PORT ST. JOE
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includes ranq6 hood reI'',jeralo' d, .:,.h; r C.arpel tlrd:i rnd
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Afforda-
ble housing for the elderly and the
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
'efficient const., stove & refrig., fur-
nished, fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & re-
frig., cen. h&a, screen porch, car-
port & 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
*Small 2 bdrfn. home, auto, heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apartment, washer/
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
Yard Sale: 122 Barbara Dr., Ward
Ridge. Ceiling fans, cen. air cond.
heat unit 3-ton, window unit cheap,
lots of misc., kitchen, XL ladies
clothes, exercise equipment, head-
board, refrigerator, everything priced
to sell. Saturday, Aug. 2, 8 a.m. until.
3 Family Yard Sale: Saturday, Aug. 2.
7 ? Toddler beds, double strollers,
furniture, toys, too many items to
mention. 1107 Garrison Ave.
Yard Sale: Saturday, Aug. 2. 8217
Pelican Walk. Beaches, behind Su-
wanee Swifty, 9-12. Rain cancels. Mi-
crowave, clothes, etc.
Garage Sale: Saturday, 512 8th St
Starts 9 a.m. not earlier., Cancel if
rain. Clothing, toys, many new items.
Too much stuff, not enough room
sale. housewares, what nots, etc. Sat-
urday, Aug. 2, 7:30 a.m., 2 p.m. 218
Ponce deLeon, St. Joe Beach.
Yard Sale: 247 Bonita, H.V. Rain can-
cels. All sorts of items, Saturday, 8
a.m. 1:30. ltc 7/31
Garage Sale: Saturday, Aug. 2, 8-12.
Clothes, microwave, household deco-
rations, misc. 2005 Marvin Ave.
Four family yard sale: Sat, Aug. 2.
Lots of summer clothes, men's, wom-.
en's, kids (all sizes), shoes, kitchen
items, linens, household misc., lots of
toys, some camouflage clothes. 210
Bonita St., Highland View. 7:00 1:00
p.m. Rain cancels.
Garage Sales: Mexico Beach, 206 4th
St., Saturday, Aug. 2, 9 till 31 Baby
clothes, changing table & misc. items.
Toys, glassware, Halloween items.
648-8687. Itp 7/31
Yard Sale: Saturday, 8-1. 30 Redfish
St., H.V. Rocking chair, old trunk,
toys, housewares, women's clothes,
, etc. Iltc 7/31
Great job for people with kids in
school, retirees or just regular, friend-
.ly folks. Work 9 a.m. 2 p.m., Mon-
day Friday assisting customers at
Julie's on Reid. 222 Reid Ave.
Part-time veterinary assistance, able
to work as a "Floater", Port St. Joe
Veterinary Clinic. Applications availa-
ble at the Clinic. I e 7/31
Patient Account Representative.
Medical billing company is adding
several positions for self-motivated ac-
count coordinators to support multi-
location clinic billing operations. The
persons in these positions will coordi-
nate general patient billing, including
enrolling patient data, posting ac-
counts, applying E.O.B's, and collect-
ing outstanding aged receivables.
Medical billing experience helpful, but
not required. Will train in billing soft-
ware utilized. Full time or part-time
schedules available. Good benefits
and competitive pay. Submit resume
with references and salary history to:
Cox Associates HealthCare Billing
Systems, Inc. P. 0. Box 699, Port St
Joe, FL 32457. No phone calls please.
Mature, female roommate who will be
salaried to assist a young lady physi-
cally disabled, assistance needed for
all physical care. Daily living needs
including household chores, cooking,
shopping & laundry. Position will re-
quire lifting individual. Must have at
least 1 year experience, 3 personal
employment references and a back-
ground screening. Call for more infor-
mation 229-9111 or 227-3306, ask
for Hope. ltc7/31
!immediate opening. Honest,. hard
worker; part time. Must be available
Friday nights, flexible'other hours.
Apply at Old Port Theatre, 314 Reid
Ave., PSJ. 229-9282. Itc 7/31
Management Career Opportunities.
Entry level training positions available.
SFive day work weeks
Training for first and second shifts
Immediate placement with long term
Beginning salaries from 15K-30K
Additional bonus program based on
Inquires should be sent to:
P. 0. Box 1030, P.C., FL 32401
Please send resume or work history.
Housekeeper needed. Call Blue Water
Inn and Marina at 648-8121.
Attn: Port St. Joe. Postal positions.
Clerks and sorters. No experience re-
quired. Benefits. For exam, salary,
and testing information call 1-800-
547-4787, ext. 3391 8 a.m. 8 p.m.
Seeking officer manager/bookkeeper.
Top salary with hospital, vacation
benefits pacakge. Must have 10 years
experience with references and com-
puter background. Call 227-7300
Thursday, July 31, and Friday, Au-
gust 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Air conditioning repair and installa-
tion person. 648-5474. 2tc 7/24
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
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. tfc 7/3
We're Growing! 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.
Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
,Church, Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.
Independent Marketing Rep. #119212
107 Sunset Circle Port St. Joe,
Specializing in Reroofs*
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price"
C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end leader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box AIC, Port St. Joe
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
229-8587 or 229-6189
Williams Lawn Service
Providing affordable lawn service to all
of Gulf County and Mexico Beach
FREE ESTIMATES fto 3/13
C. J.'s Ltawn
FULL LAWN SERVICE
BRUSH CUTTING LANDSCAPING
I Will work for you.
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe and
Clyde Sanford (904) 648-8492
29 Years Experience
Locally Owned- 227-2125
S, .... .... ..... ... .. tfc 5/22
TIM'S REPAIR SHOP
Weed Eaters Chain Saws *
Lawn Mowers & Autos
6 miles n. of Wewa, Hwy. 71
Plus Small Engine Repairs
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First St.
S 5x10 10x10' 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
Flea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment/
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
6 FAMILY OWNED
S PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Instections
T.V. & V.C.R. Sales 8 Service
Zenith G.E. RCA & Magnavox
Factory Authorized Service
We Service What We Sell
Badcock Home Furnishings Center
310 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
RF #0066770 61 p 1/23
Fill Dirt / Sand
Top Soil Clay
"SMALL JOB SPECIALIST"
GULF COAST COATINGS
CUSTOM RESIDENTIAL PAINTING
Serving Gulf, Calhoun and Bay Counties
Licensed and Insured Sr. Discounts Free Estimates
LIC. #RF0051042* RG0051008* ER 0011618
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR- NEW CONSTRUCTION- REPAIRS
Free REMODELING. RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
estimatess INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
C- *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
-- ALLEN'S GULF
-- .---- COAST IRRIGATION
Nelso-, Rainbird and Toro,
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Free Estimates and Design Licensed and Insured
Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair
0 CUSTOM HOME PLANS
Rose Mary Mapel
6240 Hwy. 98 West
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Une ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
C0 for each additional word.
* $2.00 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
* 227-1278 to place yours.
: -:' NOTE: NEW DEADLINE: *
:- .. TUESDAY AT 11 A.M. :
'Jeff Wood 227-1559
Lawn Care, Edging,
Odd Jobs, Insured
BOB'S PAINT &
29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
:Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMAfATES oh Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-C7229
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PAGE SB THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 31, 1997
i U s RATES:
Uine ads: $3.50 for first 20 words, 50 for:
Each additional word. $2.00 for each
consecutive week wlth no changes.
S Call 227-1278 to place yours.
:: Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.
S. Posta 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.
Want a degree?
Want a career?
Join the Florida'
Air National Guard.
*Prior or non-prior
S 50% state tuition
Cash for college
SEarn while you learn
*Travel & MORE!
High tech career fields
Mobile home for sale, two bdrm./I
ba. to be moved to your lot Call 912-
246-1250. 2tc 7/24
LOOK carpentry, window re-
placements, screen/glass rooms -
siding, you name itt 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
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 $S. Re-
liable couple. Contact Ron & Maxine
Leopold at 647-3310 anytime/leave
message. tfc 7/3
Woodman's Tree s
Scott Woodman, Owner/Operator
Average Stump $10.00
A-l Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises. Inc.
Catherine L. Collier
Indenpendent Sales Representadtve
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
TLC Lawn Service *j
Catering to All Your Lawn
Mowing, Trimming. Clean Outs. Manl-
curing, Spraying. Ferrilizing, Landscaping
and Minor Sprinkler Repair.
Ref. Available. 229-6435
All Type Electrical Work
: 24 Hr. Service
UC. .ER0013168 .INSURED
Make those old wood floors .
look like new. Don't replace -
Call Circle S Enterprise
827-6828, ask for Dusty
New lift chair, free chickens. Call 639-
5099.. It 7/31
Good, used 36" MTD riding mower,
$350. Call 827-2379 after 6 p.m.
King wood burning space heater.
must be vented to outside. $150. Indi-
- an Pass. 227-7141. tfc 7/31
New computer work station. oak col-
or, fits In comer, very nice, paid.
S$300, asking $200. Has many neat
features. Call 227-7125 to see.
Drafting table and desk. with bench.
Can be seen anytime. $200. Call 648-
"Your Zone III Home Center. 850-784-
6396 or 800-700-9407".
FREE to good home. young adult
cats, 2 female. I male. All Indoor pets.
declawed. spayed/neutered. Current
on shots. Very healthy. 639-3500. 8
a.m. 3 p.m. 639-5949 after 3.
Blue Persian kittens for sale. C.F.A.
registered. 2 males, I female. Shots &
wormed, $250 each. 647-5120 leave
message. 2te 7/31
HAPPY JACK SKIN BALM: Checks
scratching, relieves hot spots and irri-
tated skin without steroids. Promotes
healing & hair growth on dogs & catsl
Available O-T-C BARFIELD'S LAWN &
GARDEN 229-2727. 4tc 7/31
Registered chihuahuas. rat terriers
and Sharpei. 648-5306 or 648-4048.
DOG GROOMING PLUS, 227-3611.
Professional growing. special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
: I .'
Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church. Hwy. 71. Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.
706 First St.
Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
Mobile 899-0219 or 899-0218
A-I OIL &
Monday Friday, 9-b
Solurday 8-5 CST
COMPLETE OIL CHANGE
$1 8.95 plus tax
We Custom Bend Pipe for 'ou
Outboard Motor Repair.
Owned & Operated by Danny Clayton
133 S. 2nd St. Wewa
639-4174 or 639-4175
4f-r T THE CABINET
'- Custoi Kitchen and Bath
Jeff Powell, Owner
580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (904) 648-4088
Give your dog a break from summer
heaL Ask BARFIELD'S LAWN & CAR-'
DEN 229-2727 about HAPPY JACK
PARACIDE SHAMPOO. Kills fleas &
ticks on contact. Checks doggy odor.
Contains NO permethrinsl 4tc 7/17
Howard Creek: 2 bdrm.., I ba. trailer
with roof over and large porch.
fenced. 1/2 acre. Some owner financ-
Ing. $23.000. 827-6019. 2tc 7/31
Howard Creek, home for sale by.
owner. 2 bdrm.. 2 ba. LR. DR. famn.
rm., utility, porch, carport. workshop.,
boat house, 1/2 acre. $78.000. 827-
6019. 2tc 7/31'
For sale by owner: 12'x65' 2 bdrm.. 2
ba. mobile home on a nice 1/2 acre
lot Mobile home in good cond. with
all natural gas. cen. air, new 4'x24'
swimming pool. with a Ig. sun deck..
screen porch, shed, many extras;'
:Pleasant Rest Rd.. all for $25.000.
Overstreet. 648-8164. 2tp 7/31
Seashores. 3 bdrm.. 2 ba.. 2 car gar-
age. covered inground pool, sky- vt
lights, his & hers walk in closets, 6
tropical landscape, all appliances.. p.
many extras. $120.000. 647-3990.
14x70' mobile home on 75'x150' lot~ ''
Two bdrm.. 2 ba.. 229 Selma SL, St, .
Joe Beach. Call 647-361 1. tfc 7/17
New Home for Sale. 102 Christin's
Curve. Gulfaire'Subd.. at the beach. 3
bdrm.. 2 ba. on comer lot across
street from pool and tennis courts.
Just a short walk to beach. Call 647-
8467. 3tp 7/31
FREE greenhouse. 20'x45'. You move
by 8-4-97. 648-4754. Itc 7/31
For sale by owner: 3 bdrm., 2 1/2 ba..
Ig. Florida room. cen. h/a. Fenced
back yard. Great neighborhood. some
owner financing possible. $79.900.
227-7291. 3tc 7/31
For Rent: Trailer lot. Hwy. 386A. Mex-
ico Beach. $75 per month. Call 1-
800-659-0641. tfc 7/31
Building for FREEI 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 ,
For Sale by Owner: 4 bedroom, 2 bath
house. 1012 McClellan Ave., Cen.
h&a. large 20'x30' workshop.
$65,000. Call for appointment. 227-
1420. 4tc 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/I10
- You supply-the paint. nam& yuj COINS, BTYHE BAYI
price, and I wi paint your housekfV" I buy and sell old coins and paper
Jo guaranteed. eferenc C money. Bill Stephens. air prices.
Mark at 229-1045." tp 7/1' Home 229-8104. Bus. 229-6803.
* Residential Custm Wood
A 8 R Fence
Feacifg ead Conoete Weo
Albert Fleischmann .! FREE Estimates'
EIN #593115646 19041 647-4047,
Auto Rates Have
Call Hannon Insurance,
MEXICO BEACH MASSAGE THERAPY
MEDICAL, SPbRTS and SWEDISH
ROXANN WOOD, LMT, B.S.4ic. #15993 10 years in Practice
Have Office in Mexico Beach on Hwy. 98 Will travel to your home or office.
Reasonable rates. Call (Cell)[819-1482 or beeper 872-5219
LICENSED BONDED INSURED
Stea Cleaning ,
(904) 229-9663 (904) 827-2826
Pceee Heating & Cooling
LICENSED INSURED SALES AND SERVICE
A/C Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
Slale Uc. RA006646 229-COOL
Williamson's sI uc o 3075
Well Drilling & Pump Service
Croska Williamson :P. O. Box 1173
639-2548 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
PUMP REPAIR& SALES LICENSED & INSURED
H & SM;' IRfIOATION
for All Yobr Watering Needs
HAL KEELS FREE 229-2738
JAMES WILEY ESTIMATES 227-7205 "
AAA TRUCK CRANE SERVICE
*Air Conditioning Units Signs
Hourly or Daily
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
House for Sale: 1200 Monu-
ment Ave, Port St. Joe 4
bdrm., 3 baths, wood floors,
fireplace, new dishwasher, all
appliances, fresh paint, large
corner lot, fenced yard,
screened patio, new landscap-
ing. "Move in mint condition"
plus great bay view. Price
-i / 10
Home for sale by owner bnck 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 comer lot near public boat land-
ing. $27.000. 639-5920. tfc 7/3
MEXICO BEACH. Excellent residential
neighborhood. 4 lots fronting SR 386.
Each approx. 100'x75' $25,000 each.
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-
Bay front home. executive 3 bedroom.
2 bath. fully furnished, Immaculate.
227-7506. tfc 7/3
Brick house. 3 bdrm.. I ba. living
room with fireplace, din., kit.. utility
rm. cen. heat and air, corner lot. I 15
Sailfish St.. Highland View. 227- 1604.
By appointment only. tfc 7/3
1/2 acre lots. 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd.. with sep-
tic Lank & well. $2.500 down.
$132.16 mo. Call George. 229-6031.
For sale by owner: two story newj
home. 2048 sq. ft.. 3 bdrm.. 2 1.2:
bath. master bdrm.. 22'x16' with gar-,
den tub, sunken den w/llreplace and'
home theatre system with surround'
sound. Front and rear porch. 12'xl6',
until. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon.:
229-6411. tfe 7/3
Overstreet Commercial or residential
- comer lot. 1.37 acres + 2 lots.
299' on CR 386 and 176' on South.
Long. 2" well. 420' deep. Twvo 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
PORT ST. JOE
INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY (Overstreet). 2 lots each over an
mcre 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.
( ,Anchor Realtg
& fortgagc Qo. EL
6260 Hwy. 98
St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
2009 Marvin Port St. Joe. Custom built home in excellent neighbor-
hood! 3 bedrooms 2 baths,
great room, gas log fireplace,
cathedrals ceilings, kitchen, din-
V ing-living area overlooking back-
i yard. Nicely landscaped w/
automatic sprinkler system,
many extras to list. A must see
,4MAto to appreciate! Call Libia for an
909 20th Port St. Joe Looking for affordable, nice neighborhood, and no
repairs before moving in, look -no .
more! 3 bedrooms 2 baths, Great .' .- -r-
room, a 4th room/den. Approx..
1250 SF under CH/A. New car-
pet and roof installed in 1996.
Pool. pool-pump, decks, privacy _
fence and much more! Call Libia
for an appointment. Reduced ..
32nd St. Mexico Beach'
Your own beach house, just
stepsH from the Gulfl
Spacious and airy 3 bed. 2
baths, approx. 1400 SF
under OCHA, all appliances
included. Carport, outside
Utility room, screened porch,
outside shower, terrazzo
floors. Completely furnished
w/ excellent rental history! Reduced.$135,000
712 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach This
spacious home has too many fea- -.
tures to describe in writing. The ..,
upstairs has over 1800 SF, with
breathtaking' Gulfview, fully car-
peted and 2. bedrooms opening
onto large porch. First floor has
over 1280 SF including an office
w/ 1/2 bath. 3 car carport. Zoned
LOTS AND LAND
Hwy. 98 across from the beach, 53'x112' $55,000
Olive Ave., 50'x100', Beacon Hill ................... ........... $8,500
Pineda St. 2 lots w/improvements, St. joe Beach ..... $45,900
Your Local Realtors
BEACON HILL. Th"bl toggjij ACTve. 50xi00'
with septic, I.
OVERSTREET AREA. Over 2 acres off J. C. Daniels Rd. with easy
access to SR 386. $10,000.
DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL LOT on Long Ave. 30'x90', $14,000.
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