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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: September 11, 1997
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 *THURSDAY, SEPT. 11, 1997


320 Per Copy
Plus 30 Tax.... 35,


Cox & Associates To Grow, Not Go, in 1998; Doubling In Size


Allen Cox, president of Cox & Associates, Inc., did more
than squelch a rumor that the.firm might be relocating. During
an interview Monday, he announced plans to increase the firm's
local employment status by as much as 100% by the end of
1998.
Good News on the local employment opportunity from has
been extremely difficult to find to say the least. Cox's announce-
ment blows a little breath of fresh air on that subject and could
add somewhere between 20-30 new jobs to the current staff of
30 employees.


Cox & Associates, Inc. specializes in providing billing ser-
vices for the healthcare industry, especially physician's offices
and therapy clinics. It currently serves approximately 24 clients
in six states.
Allen said the company is growing at a controlled pace as
they add clients and employees, while maintaining the degree of
accuracy required to provide billing services.
"We're presently adding about two employees per month
and are still taking resumes from qualified applicants," he
added.


Basic computer skills are a prerequisite for employment.
Cox noted he was looking forward to the opening of the Gulf
Coast Community College's Gulf/Franklin Center. It hopefully
will produce more people with entry level computer skills-a
must in today's bookkeeping industry.
Cox and his family are planning to move to Montgomery,
Alabama where he is involved in another company-Rehab
Associates, Inc., a therapy clinic. Cox will continue to manage
Cox & Associates while also serving as Chief Operating Officer
of Rehab Associates.


Board's First

Look At

New School

Architect Presents
Initial Drawing of
Building at Meeting
The Gulf County School
Board received its first look at the
preliminary architect's drawings
for the planned renovation of Port
St. Joe's Elementary School
building, Tuesday afternoon.
Architect .Bayne Collins of
Panama City showed the first
draft to the board in a critiquing
session in the board's meeting
room, asking for their input and
explaining why he was using
some of the design in the build-
ing.
'Will it leak?" board member
Oscar Redd asked half jokingly.
'We have had enough experience
with leaking buildings in our ca-
reer and would like to have one
building which did not leak
S even a little.!"
Collins pointed to the bu il1
King's roof system, remarking,
Withthis type, design It's not
supposed to leak, although, if it
does, we'll repair it!"
Collins said it should take
another 60 to 90 days getting the
plans approved, engineered and
the working drawings committed
to paper and they would be. ready
to go out for bids. "It will take ap-
proximately 10 months to do the
construction work," he stated.
LENGTHY SESSION
The board then got down to
the business of approving policy
matters, lining up instructors
and bus drivers to serve for he
school year, in a marathon four-
hour session, involving a 379-
page business agenda.
Two items were discussed for
change in the board's policy,
which were changed from last
year. First, the family would be
notified by phone of a student's
need for medical treatment, no
matter how critical or how benign
the need' may be.
The next change was to alter
the word "may" to read "must", in
referring to a student's, need to
meet reading standards before he
is promoted from the third grade.
Doug Kent, Gulf County
Health Department Director, gave
a report of last year's activities
and what the school board could
expect in services from the de-
partment this year.
"First, I would like to report
that, as of now, the students in
the system have receive the hepa-
titis 'B'. vaccine, 100%. All have
been vaccinated with the first in-
oculation and are awaiting the
second and third inocculations,"
he proudly reported It is a state
law that all seventh grade stu-
dents receive the Immunization
series before they are allowed to
attend classes.
Kent reported progress in
providing coverage for a nurse In
every school. '"We don't have their
substitutes yet, but the primary
persons are in place."
He also reported that the
Health Department is working on
providing other services, such as
dental health, and a wellness pro-
gram for the staff, as well as stu-
dents.
He stressed a need for com-
batting pregnancy among high
school students. "At present,
there are 10 cases of pregnancy
In our school system and that's
too many. We need to find some
program which will work In the
prevention of this breakdown in
(See FIRST LOOK on Page 3)


Contract Awarded



for Construction of



Industrial Complex

Gulf's First Venture Will Consist
Of 12,000 Square Foot Building


KMT, Inc. was awarded the
S contract to build the 12,000
Square foot Gulf County
Industrial Park complex, south of
Wewahitchka near the intersec-
S tion of Highway 71 and County
Road 381, during Tuesday's
county commission meeting.
'Vi It-4Commissloners unanimously,
accepted KMT's low bid of
$632.206.13 after subtracting
: alternates and inserting several
S. s !..* original low bid of $899,999.99 in
..... ..... -. line with available EDA grant
fund's to construct the park.
Senator Pat Thomas and Representa- be spent on, improvements and expansion The facility will have 10.000
tive JamWey Westbrook joined forces in-.d of T.-L. Jamen-Park: Shown, above, receiv- square-foot of warehouse space
levering a check to Wewahitchka, last ing the check- ape Mayor Ray Dickens and and 2,000 square foot of office
Wednesday, in the amount of $100,000 to City Manager Donald Minchew. *space when finished. Board mem-
bers are building the industrial
park under the stated premise,
"build it and they will come."
.. 1" a They hope to recruit industri-'
,, .- .- -. ." i-A Ial and sinall business tenants to
< ,. occupy the structure and, of
ell. course, bring additional jobs to
A other sat che for $1 0,0. s t a ," l ... t the area.
Commissioners had originally
hoped to build three spec build-
ings on the 15 acre parcel
4was.4. o purchased for the project. Two 6f
those buildings were listed as
M alternates on the bid specification
..sheets. Not only were grant funds
"not sufficient to finance that
20,000 square foot project, but
EDA limited the funds' use to only
one building peir grant awarded.
Board members also adopted
to ... a small scale map amendment to
the county's comprehensive plan
changing the industrial park
,-'-property from residential to
industrial use.
.. Defender Defends Office
Herman Laramore, Public
'-' Defender for the 14th Circuit,
approached the board to respond
to several questions raised by
Another state check for $100,000 was photo above are, left to right, State Sena- them in recent months concern-
delivered to the county last Wednesday, tor Pat Thomas, County. Commission ing case loads and increased
to enhance the facilities at the Tucker Chairman Nathan .Peters, Commissioner expense to the county for the pub-
Tract Park at Cape San Blas, The check Warren Yeager, : Commissioner Tommy lic defender.
was from the Florida Recreation Develop- Knox and Representative Jamey West- Laramore assured the board
ment Assistance Program. Shown in the brook. that he is a "very fiscal conserva-



Mayor Will Ask For Study and Recommendation

Committee Will Be Appointed to Make Survey of Best Deal for City


Mayor Johnny, Linton
announced to The Star that he is
going to recommend to the city
commission that the city appoint
a committee to study the best way
to operate the city Wastewater
Treatment Plant.


A Warning To
Area Residents
The Port St. Joe Police
Department has received reports
of three different vehicle burglar-
ies which took place on
September 8th in one residential
area of the city.
The burglaries are currently
under investigation, but mean-
while the police department is
asking the community to please
secure your vehicles and valu-
ables to prevent this type of crime
in the future.


He praised the cooperation of
all the partners of the Tripartite
Committee over the last 25 years,
and said that he hoped a method
of operation agreeable to all par-
ties could be maintained.
.The mayor also said that he
had heard various guesstimates
from $40 to $50 million dollars as
to the value of the plant. At the
present time, there is approxi-
mately $2.5 million dollars owed
on the facility.
The mayor said, "As you can
see, this is the largest single asset
owned by the City of Port St. Joe.
We cannot negotiate on this facil-
ity unless we are certain that the
city has 100% control. We have
heard the side that was presented
by one of the industrial users of
the plant. It is now up to the city
to hear the other side of the story
and make sure we have all the
facts before we make the most
important decision ever made by


this city regarding this facility."
He added, "The city, hopeful-
ly, will continue to exist for
decades and centuries to come.
We hope that Arizona Chemical
Company and Florida Coast Paper
Company, or their successors,


will also be here for a long time.
We intend to do what is best for
all concerned and, hopefully, a
committee appointed by the city
to study this issue will be able to
assist in making that determina-
tion."


tive person- 100% in favor of sav-
ing tax dollars."
He outlined the responsibili-
ties of the Public Defender's
Office, to protect the poor and
indigent, stating that misinforma-
tion the board had concerning a
decline in case load was not accu-
rate. In fact, his records indicated
approximately a 180 case
increase over the last two years.
Laramore also explained the
office's policy on appeals and con-
flict cases, assuring them that no
unnecessary expense was being
incurred.
Board members seemed sat-
isfied with Laramnore's explana-
tion and cost breakdown for the
office's operation.
Commissioner Warren Yeager
stated that the big ticket Item to
the county was conflict cases--
cases where private attorneys are
appointed to defend clients
because of various conflicts to the
Public Defender's Office.. He sug-
gested the board might contact
state legislators to try and get
reimbursement for that expense
to the county. I
Laramore said some money
had been allocated for that pur-
pose, but he didn't think it would
be enough to cover all of the cost
to counties.
Notice to Proceed Given
Stump Hole Paving
Gulf County Building Depart-
ment Director Richard Combs
told commissioners DOT had
issued a Notice to Proceed with
resurfacing C-30-E near the
Stump Hole.
Combs said work would not
begin until after turtle nesting
season which ends October 31st.
DOT will resurface and beef
up the section of road which was
washed away by Hurricane Opal
in October 1995.
After the storm, commission-
ers approved emergency repairs
to the roadway, hauling in fill and
resurfacing over 3,000 feet of
road. Marshall Nelson, Emer-
gency. Management Director, gave
the board more good news when
he said FEMA was considering
reimbursing $111,442.00 spent
by them on the emergency
repairs.
In Other Business
*Agreed to pass a resolution
in support of the state building a
new $1.5 million dollar health
department facility for Gulf
(See CONTRACT on Page 3)


One Injury From Jet Ski Accident


According to Stan Kirkland,
Florida Game and Freshwater
Fish Commission, two persons
and their vessels were involved in
an accident in Wewahitchka dur-
ing recreational activities at Lake
Alice at about 6:15 p.m. Sunday,
September 7.
Charles Kerschner, 19, and
his step-brother John Holden, 34,
were each operating jet skis
around the lake area. The two
were trailing each other, with
Kerschner approximately 20'


ahead, when he spun around and
his jet ski stalled and became
dead in the water.
Holden, travelling at an esti-
mated 20-25 mph, then cut the
power to his vehicle to avoid a col-
lision, but lost control and hit
Kerschner's vessel.
As a result of injuries received
in the mishap, Kerschner was
transported to Bay Medical
Center via ambulance. Luckily, he
was released later that night hav-


ing only suffered a badly sprained
foot and multiple bruises.
The investigation into the
incident is ongoing, but thus far it
has been determined that
Holden's lack of experience In
operating the vehicle was a con-
tributing factor in the accident.
According to Kirkland, Holden
has been charged with careless
operation of a vessel.
Kerschner and Holden reside
at 230 West Riverview Drive in
Wewahitchka.


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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, SEPT. 11, 1997


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A SUGGESTION HAS BEEN proposed to the city commission
that they take steps to set up another, non-for-profit corporation
for the Wastewater Treatment Plant, rather than continue to al-
low it to operate as a city-owned facility. We don't think that's all
that bad, provided the procedure of operation suits the commis-
sion, and Is done properly.
The proposal was made-along with the suggested proce-
dure-by Florida Coast Paper Company. We must keep in mind
that the suggestion was made for its benefit,. The manner in
which the plant should operate contained suggestions which
would benefit it, mainly because it made the suggestion in the
first place. That suggestion hasn't been set as a criteria for the
change, but merely a suggestion, albeit a strong suggestion.
THE CITY, WHEN IT built the WWTP some 25 years ago, did
so at the request of St. Joe Paper Company, so it could have a
reliable source; of treating its spent water. The paper company
would have had a difficult tife getting a permit to build, a per-
mit to operate, and absolutely no chance at receiving a grant to
help with' construction costs. The company needed the city and
the city needed the paper company's participation in order to
meet their own edict from EPA and DER, the federal and state
environmental watchdogs.,
Since it has been built, the city has had difficulties meeting
its treated effluent requirements at times, sihce the plant con-
tains a mixture of domestic sewage as well as industrial dirty
water: the municipal waste requiring the more stringent opera-
tion results. For this reason, the city has been trying to prove,
for several years, that they deserve an industrial plant rating. A
herculean attempt at achieving this change has been made over
the past several years, with the latest rejection coming just two
months ago. The verdict was, "No, you can't have such designa-
tion as long as you are a city-owned entity;" the conclusion be-
ing- that since the plant is city-owned, then its primary product
of treatment is municipally generated.
THE CITY HAS NEVER attempted to get designation as an
industrial plant, under a non-profit ownership corporation.
Who knows, it might work! And, it might not. The EPA might
not allow the transfer of ownership to a non-profit corporation.
At any rate, if it is tried, we believe the city commission
needs to have serious input into any potential method of opera-
tion.
First, it should definitely protect the workers at the plant.
There has been enough of releasing workers out in the cold
around here; if that was part' of the savings to be considered.
Next, the city should adamantly insist on the right to retain
ownership should the operation of the plant begin to degenerate.
We don't believe either'the EPA or DER will, allow that to hap-
pen, but it would be a nice safeguard to have at any rate.
As for that rumor or suggestion the city will have to pay off
any mortgage still outstanding, if forced to take it back, well the
city already is saddled with that responsibility. They just set the
rates of every contributor to cover these costs as they will in the
future. That doesn't bother us. If Florida Coast Paper continues
to operate, it must dispose of its wasjtp water it a. manner ap-
proved by- EPA-and DER. They need us more-than.w'e. need them.
AS WE SAID, given enough input by the city, commission on
the method a new, non-profit corporation is set up and operated,
we don't see where the change-over would be all that bad. But,
let's not throw out the baby with the bath water!


Will Solve A Lot Of Problems
AN ORDINANCE, JUST APPROVED by the city commission,
'will solve a lot of problems in the downtown .area of Port St. Joe,
but it will probably cause some problems in the outlying areas of
the town. Any portion of the town, of a public nature, with great
expanses of sidewalk or hard surfaced areas will now be the tar-
get of these skaters, roller bladers or roller skaters.
Most places of this type won't mind the skaters of all types
using their desirable facilities, provided the skaters don't make a
pest of themselves when these facilities have- some 'activity or
other under way at any given time, nor cause excess damage, as
has been reported from several locations inrthe past.
THE NEW TARGETS OF these skating activities can expect-
to be invaded, wholesale. Most properties of this kind are owned"
by groups of private Individuals who built them for their own pri-
vate use. If you plan to be able to use these properties, unhas-
sled, you must conduct yourselves as what you are; uninvited
guests using another's facilities.


Hs I sHNKER DOWn WITH NES BYKESLEY COLBERT



Horses, Fishing Line and Blessed Assurance


Dr. J. T. Holmes was fairly old
the first time I ever laid eyes on
him. That would have been back
in January of 1947. To be honest,
things were a little foggy for me in
that delivery room and I can't


remember if he slapped my bot-
tom or not. But coming to under-
stand his bedside manners over
the next several years-i wouldn't
bet against it.
Doc Holmes' smallish, brick
clinic next to the post office was a
staple in our rural town. 'Course,
it wasn't no fun place to visit.
Every blooming time I went in
there he was giving me a shot and
sewing me up!
He got me that first time. I


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was about five and somehow
managed to leave my left thumb
in the door of Daddy's big
International that I'd just
slammed shut ....." Now Kesley,
this is going to sting a little. ....
are you going to be a man for
me?"
"Yes Sir!" I was going to show
the big doctor how brave I-
WOW-sting a little! People. he'
jabbed a six inch needle repeated-
ly Into the end of my near-bout,


I '


I'm Ready For Just A Little Noise Once Again


I NOW KNOW how it feels to
be deaf, and it's not fun or funny!
I haven't been able to hear,
now, for more than a week and
I'm wondering how. much I have
missed through my conversarits.
not knowing of my condition and
have just assumed I have heard .
. and understood all they
have had to say to me.
I have had my ears stopped
up with a surplus of impacted ear
wax. The doctor, Dr. Joe Hendrix,
has tried twice to flush out the
excess wax, to no avail. The stub-
born substance continues, to
hang on unfazed. I have it direct
from the good doctor-between
grunts-that our next option is to
blast.
Maybe that option will work.
At least, I won't hear it when it
goes offil
I don't hear anything
I don't hear much of any-
thing, at least. I didn't hear any-
thing of what I don't want to hear
and not much of what I do want


to hear. I have been in a tough
fix!

YOU TAKE THE other night.
for instance. I was watching the
Braves play the Tigers .. in si-
lence as has been my habit
for the past week. I didn't hear
any of the continuous chatter
Skip, Don and their partners car-
ry on.- Maybe that part was a
blessing, though.
But somehow the baseball
game isn't the same with no com-
mentary, however. It's like watch-
ing a silent movie. When the bat-
ter swings the bat, I can't tell
until all the action clears away,
whether, he' got a bit or just a


loud out.
I was watching a football
game the other afternoon, be-
tween the Carolina Ravens and
the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The same thing.
I'm telling you, this being
deaf is for the birds!
I'm about ready to learn sign
language. The trouble with sign
language Is that the ones you
want to "talk" to must know it
too.

I HAVE LEARNED to Just
smile and nod my head, whether
or not I understand what some-
one is attempting to enlighten me


on. I learned that trick from
grandson Bill's father-in-law, who

has been visiting from California
for better than two months.
John Aguras doesn't hear
well either. When. someone tells
him something, he just grins and
.nods his head a couple 'of times
as if he understands, perfectly,
and he Is simply agreeing with
you. The only trouble with that
method is you might agree with
some pretty strange things if
you're not careful.
For instance, I agreed for liver
for supper the other night, with-
out fully understanding. the
query, "How about some liver for
supper tonight?" I like liver, al-
right, but Smudgie doesn't and
we would have a problem there.
If I were like John Aguras, I
could just forget it all and go play
golf, like he does.

I'M AFRAID I HAVE offended
a few people who might have tried
to speak to me the past week.


But, the fact is, I couldn't hear
their greeting over the hurricane
roaring in my ears.
I truthfully didn't know if
they were trying to engage me in
conversation.
I have come to realize that
conversation is just as much lis-
tening as it is speaking may-
be more so.
Donna Haddock, one of the
computer operators here in our
composing room, who normally
shouts in a whisper, came up to
me Tuesday with a question. She
started explaining her problem to
me, in detail, until I interrupted
her; at least I think I interrupted
her.
I said, "Donna, you are now
going to have to speak above a
whisper if you expect me to hear
you," and she didt Something
positive has come out of my tem-
porary deafness, after all.

I SLEEP LIKE a baby ,at
night.. No noises penetrate that
wall of wax lying solidly in my


ears to disturb my slumber. The
dogs can bark, the telephone can
ring, cars can honk their horns,
the newspaper delivery boy [man
or woman] can make all the rack-
et he wants to at darlck30 in the
morning. It won't disturb me.
If a hurricane would have
come last week with its attendant
howling winds and driving rains
it wouldn't have made any differ-
ence to me; I would have just
slept through It-providing the
house didn't blow down around
me.
I hope, that by now, I can
hear once more. Despite the se-
renity of the blessed quiet time I
have experienced for the past
week, I am ready for a little noise
once again. Enough is enough.
I can commiserate with the
longing many' have for a little
peace and quiet, but I have been
overdoing it. At times, while writ-
ing this, I get a little sampling of
sound once again, off and on.
One thing is for sure, I don't care
to over-do either the sound thing
or the non-hearing bit.
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smashed off thumb and wallowed
it around "for a while". He waited.
a few minutes for me to come.
back down and went to work with'
a sewing needle and a fishing line.:
This was years before special-
ized-left-hand-digit only-doctors4
came, into 'vogue. Besides. Dad"
didn't have the time or the money:
to take, me to Memphis. Doce
Holmes was itl
And I saw the passion and the
concern for the first time when he
turned to my parents, sans the
usual gruff, let's-get-it-fixed
facade, "Lonnie, I don't know. It
may grow back and it might not.
Only time will tell."
Telling it just like it was.. .
was kind'a a habit with the old
man.
I was prepared the next time.
Don Simmons had slung his bat
,in a backyard, pick-up game--Jit
caught me full force in the mouth.
Loosened a couple of teeth and I
bit completely through my top lip
... .... This is going to sting a
little I broke away from the
nurse and ny mother and was
about to escape through the back
window when Dr. Holmes grabbed
me by the Jeans.... I think he
"wallowed" a mite extra 'cause I'd
run on him!
When I busted my head open
on that concrete behind the swim-
ming pool I just laid back and let
him sew to his heart's content. He
was going to get you anyway.
I remember tMother asking
him about a check-up for herself
on one of these occasions.
"Ophelia, you only come in here to
have these boys, or to have one of
them sewn up, ain't nothing
wrong with you, girl. You're as
healthy as a horsel.
End of physical. Mom went
home well and happy.
When a fairly influential and
more-money-than-most citizen
tried to hang .himself in his big
house out on the highway they
rushed down to get t.-fe dbctoi;.:
Now,' I wasn't there mind you, but
it-was well-reported that. when- the
news reached Dr. :Holmes he
refused to go, "Heck, lIve got an
office full of people right here that
want to live!"
But he would make house
calls. Mother did "get sick" one
time. She fainted. It was nine
o'clock at night. Dad was hauling
a load of hogs somewhere across
Misisssippi. Three young boys
were scared to death. Leon stood
on a chair, to reach the phone,
"Dr. Holmes, there's something
wrong with our mother."'
He' was at our house in ten
minutes--with his life saving
Black bag:.
"Ophelia, there ain't nothing
wrong with you except you try to
do too much. I want you to slow
down ,Get some rest. Sit on that
porch awhile. These boys are old
enough to help. You're as healthy
(See KESLEY on Page 3)









THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 11, 1997 PAGE .


St. Joe Corporation Nam(


,,D. Fitch Senior Vice Pres
St. Joe Corporation chairman the sort of proven action-oriented
and chief executive officer Peter S. leader St. Joe needs to help us
Rummell announced Wednesday unlock our assets and growth
that veteran commercial develop- potential." Rummell said,
A -y ment executive David D. Fitch, Recently St. Joe announced a
senior vice president of Insignia joint venture involving two laYge
fi ni Fnianriail Gornoin Inc in nrniects with C("NL. (rou In Tno '. -of


Mayor Johnny Linton wields the 'scissors
as he joins Terry Otwell and his wife Lori in"
cutting a ceremonial ribbon announcing the
grand opening of their new super market,
Marina Groceries. located on Monument Ave-
nue next to the Post Office. Joining. Mr. and


Contract
)unty as requested by Gulf approval requirements.
)unty Health Department Dennis Elza registered the
rector Doug Kent. Gulf County concerns of several residents of
irrently ranks #11 on the state Cape Plantation over plans to
t for a new facility. .develop the airport facilities and
*During a special meeting air park. He said the group
iday, September 5, the board opposed having anh industrial
missed Resolution No. .97-19 in park located in the midst of the
ipport of the Operator Services residential -area. He asked the,
fice remaining In the Port St. board to step lightly and take into
e'office of St. Joseph Telephone consideration the people who live
impany. in the area.
*Discussed installing handi- The board is in the process of
pped accessible bathroom facil- conducting an air park feasibility
es at the courthouse complex in study and seeking a grant to
der to comply with CDBG grant improve the airport; They said


DearWeley' -. : I
S IThe article' ii- 'th7eFStar'" last
week concerning -Florida Coast
Paper Co's proposed changes to'
the City of Port St. Joe's Waste
Treatment Plant should raise the
concern of all the citizens of Port
St. Joe.
I .have no problem with a
more efficient, cost saving opera-
tion for all partners, as long as it
is not mean-spirited or self serv-
ing.
The part that bears watching
is -the proposal that the' imanage-
ment would ultimately be based
on flow contribution. FCPC con-
tributes 95% of the flow (when
operating). When they are not
operating, all the homes arid
businesses In the City of Port St.
Joe need their waste treatment
plant functional and not shut-
down indefinitely.
Let's support pur Mayor and
Commissioners to keep control of
our waste treatment plant, while


Kesley

(From Page 2)
as a horse."
Momma slowed a tad fora few
days and was back on the track.
*, She never really got in much
porch time-but I reckon she did-
n't need it. That was the only
moment she wasn't full blast' the
whole time we were growing up.
Dr. Holmes Iwas a sure 'nuff
medicine man.
Over the years I would often
remember to ask about him when
I'd be checking in with Mom. "Dr.
Holmes is doing fine, son. I saw
him last month when I went for
my school physical. He asked
about you boys-said. I was
'healthy as a horse."
He helped people "get better"
from, his little brick clinic 'til he
was way up in his .eighties. He
died not long ,after someone
talked him into retiring.
Mother was sick last week.
It's still rare for her to 'be "under
the weather" but this time it lin-
gered a while. I think what she
really needed was Dr. Holmes say-
ing, "Girl, there ain't nothing
wrong with you. Why, you're as
healthy as .... .
We all miss (him.
P, And I think about him most
!every time I glance down at my
*left thumb. It's a little shorter
S ;than the other, and it' s got this
!1one tender spot-but after forty-
S five years of wear and tear ... it's
'4' ;still hanging on.
Thanks Doc,
Kes


Mrs. Otwell are family members, friends and
officials of the Port St. Joe Chamber of Com-'
merce. See 'their page advertisement
announcing the grand opening on page 7A of
this issue of The Star.


From'Page 1


public hearings' would be held
before, any final action, is taken.
*Decided td proceed with the
design of a new county animal
control shelter/after discussing a
bad report from the Humane
Society on its current facility.
Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr.
asked Commissioner John
Stanley to bring some plans back
to the board for consideration.
*Joe Danford, chairman of
the newly '"formed Economic
Development' Board, reminded
the board of the group's first,
meeting Monday, September 15 at
6:30 p.m.
*Named Post Buckley to pro-
vide appraisal service for Tropical
Storm Alberto hazard mitigation.
The board also ranked S. A.
Marley & Associates number one
for surveying services and granted
Chief Administrator Don Butler
permission to negotiate with the
firm.
'Heard from several residents
in supportof Peggy Joe Miller as a
temporary:.county employee.
*Discussed the revised coun-
ty personnel policy currently
being developed by Administrator
Larry Wells. Wells said he should
have it completed for board review
by January 1.

First Look
(From Page 1)
social morals.".he said.
Ned Alles asked the board to
consider contracting with the
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, or
some such organization, to pro-
vide the system with psychologi-
cal evaluation services required
by the state of Florida. "It will:
save the .system approximately'
$50.000 a year if it Is contracted."
Alles said.
The board wrestled with per-
sonnel matters for the remainder
of the meeting.


looking into more economical
'ways to operate.
Sincerely
/s/ Robert J Faliski


Use for Money
To: Editor
Wouldn't it be great if the
State of Florida. used the
Mnegabucks from the cigarette.
industry to help Florida citizens
,in preventive health programs.
For starters, the state could '
allocate funds from the court
settlement to every public health
department in each Florida coun-
ty, providing to all Florida citizens
the blood test that can detect can-
cer presence in human bodies.
This alone could save lives by
this early detection.
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S}shington. D.C., will become
senior vice president and general
manager ; for commercial and
industrial development for St.
Joe. Insignia is a major national
real estate, development and
investment firm.
"Fitch's flair for commercial'
acquisition and development and'
his proven managerial abilities
will enhance St. Joe's ability to
niove quickly and aggressively on
a variety of projects," Rummell
said.
'As illustrated by this week's
earlier announcement regarding
the joint venture with CNL,, Inc.,
St. Joe 1s entering a period of
,,'v growth and is focusing on poten-
tial acquisitions and strategic
alliances. David Fitch exemplifies


Orlando. CNL Group is one of the
largest privately held real estate
investment, finance and develop-
ment companies in the United
States.
Fitch, a native of Houston,
started his real estate career with
Texas-based 'Cadillac Fairview
Urban Development Inc. While at
Cadillac Fairview, Fitch led a vari-
ety of commercial; and mixed use
developments in the Washington,
D.C. metropolitan area and in the ;
state of Texas.
"Peter Rummell is assembling
a tremendous team that will make
St. Joe a leading light in develop-
ment 'not only in Florida, but
wherever opportunity exists,"
Fitch said. "I'm delighted to have
the chance to contribute to this


Citizens Federal's 36th
SConsecutiv StarRatin
Consecutive 5-Star Rating


For the second time in a three
week period, Citizens Federal
Savings Bank has received an
Exceptional Performance Award,;
Made by leaders in the banking:
industry. : .
Bauer' Financial Reports, Inc.
of Coral Gables, the nation's lead'-
ing bank analyst, announced that
Citizens Federal was presented
the award for earning a 5-star
"Superior" rating, the highest
awarded, in all of the 36 reporting
periods'analyzed by the firm.
This award recognizes the
highest level of bank perfor-
mance: 5-star "Superior"
strength, performance and safety
since the program's inception.
Only 8.25% of the nation's banks
have achieved this distinction.


Today St. Joe Bay
Committee Meets
A meeting of the St. Joe Bay
, Committee will be held oqi
Thursday, September 11 at 9 a. m,.
(ET) at the City of Port St. Joe Fir6e
Department meeting rooni'
(behind City Hall). This meeting
will feature presentations on the'
subject of "Wetlands". .
The speakers will include!
Geoffrey Rabinowitz and Bethany
Barnett, Florida Department of
Environmental Protection; and
Kevin O'Kane, U. S. Army Corps,
of Engineers.
All interested persons are
invited to attend. For more infor;
nation, please contact Dr. Robert'
King at (850) 227-1812 or 1-800-
326-7948.


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SThe award is based on an
analysis of the most recent finan-
cial data as filed by. Citizens
Federal Savings Bank of Port St.
Joe with federal regulators, sup-
plemented by historical data.
"Citizens Federal Savings
Bank of Port St. Joe has main-
tained "Superior" 5-star banking
strength and performance time'
and, again," said Paul A. Bauer,
president of the research firm.
"Our Exceptional Performance
Award is appropriate recognition
of Citizens Federal Savings Bank
of Port St. Joe's consistently
SUPERIOR bank performance,"
he added.
Founded in 1956, Citizens
Federal Savings Bank of Port St.
Joe provides banking services to
three generations of its neighbors
and friends in Gulf, Franklin and.
Bay counties through three con-
veniently located full service
offices in Port St. Joe,
Apalachicola and Mexico Beach.

P-SJPD Lost,&
Found ItemIS
The following items have been
turned in to the Port St. Joe Police
Department as found property:
*one tackle box with assorted
tackle inside;
*one lady's purse, with, con-
tents;
'*one small earring; and,
*one cellular phone.
To claim items, contact the.
Port St. Joe Police Department at
229-8265 or stop, by their office,
on Williams Avenue.


es David


. and G.M.
exciting and dynamic organiza-
tion." Fitch holds a bachelor of
arts and sciences degree in archi-
lecture from Colorado College in
Colorado Springs. He and his
wife, Cindy, have two children,
Avery and Jack. An avid out-
doorsman, Fitch also participates
in a .number of civic ,organiza-
tions,'
The appointment bolsters a
management team already
strengthened by the appointment
of Robert M. Rhodes as senior vice
president/general counsel, ;J.
Malcolm Jones; Jr. as senior vice
.president for forestry operations,
Charles A. Ledsinger as senior
vice president and chief financial
officer, and Michael F. Bayer as
vice .president for human
resources and administration.

Indiana Woman

To Serve Time for

DUI Manslaughter
According .to Gulf County
Sheriffs Office Captain Joe
Nugent, Nancy Lee' Amster, 42,
pled guilty to DUI manslaughter
charges stemming from a July
1996 accident. .
Robert M. Hobson, Mexico
Beach, was killed as a result of
the accident at St. Joe Beach.
SAmster, of- New Albany,
lidiana, was sentenced to serve
four' years in the Florida
Department of Corrections, fol-
lowed b' 11i years of probation.
According to Florida Highway
Patrol reports filed after the acci-
dent, Amster drifted across the
center line while traveling west on
Highway 98. The 1995 Volks-
wagon convertible she was driving
struck Hobson's 1988 GMC
Suburban, traveling in the oppo-
site .direction, head-on.


Dickens Appoints

Commissioners


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In a short business session
, Tuesday evening, nRewly..-lected
Wewahitchka Mayor. Ryi I)jpkens
made appointments ofa areas of
service for the four other commis-
sioners.
He named Commissioner Ben
Nunnery in charge of the city's
water and sewer services.
Commissioner Philip Gaskin
was placed in charge of keeping
up the city's streets.
The city's health and welfare
activities were placed under the
direction of Commissioner Dallas
Jones.- .
Commissioner Tony Justice
was given the direction of the
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Meredith Pate Weds Gary Ingram Sept. 6


Meredith Anne Pate and Gary
Clark Ingram were united in mar-
riage on Saturday, September 6 at
six o'clock in the evening at the
Destin United Methodist Church
in Destin. The Reverend Mike
Roberts officiated the ceremony.
A reception followed at the
Crab Trap Restaurant on the
beach, with music provided by
."Magic". On the eve of the wed-
ding, the bride and groom hosted
a rehearsal dinner at the Marina
Cafe in Destin.
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wayne Pate of
Port St. Joe Beach. She is the
granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Pate, Jr., Mr. and Mrs.
Alfred Joines and the late Anne
Joines, all of Port St. Joe.
The groom is the son of the
late Mr. and Mrs. Joe E. Ingram of
Houston, Texas.
Prenuptial music was provid-
ed by Claire Calohan, organist,
and Carissa Rivard, soloist, both
of Panama City. Vocal selections
included "Friends for Life", "God
Gave Me You", and "Two
Candles".
Altar candles were lit prior to
the processional by Mary Ingram:
Brantley and Karen Ingram in
memory of Joe and Jane Ingram.
Escorted to the altar by her
father and given in marriage by
her parents, Meredith was lovely
in a white sleeveless satin gown
with a lace bodice and A-line
skirt, designed by House of
Bianchi.
To compliment her gown, she
chose a white tulle elbow length
veil. She carried a hand-tied bou-
quet of osiana roses and white
spray roses with touches of wax
flowers and a white sheer ribbon.
Barbara Katz of Los Angeles,.
California served her friend as
maid of honor. Bridesmaids were
Jessica Pate of Port St. Joe, sister
of the bride; Lori. Edwards of
Orlando, childhood friend of the
bride; Sonia Vahedian of Denver,
Colorado, college friend of the,
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PSJ Garden Club's
Pot Luck Luncheon'
Members of the Port St. Joe
Garden Club will meet Thursday.
September 11 at 12:30 p.m., ET,,
for a pot luck luncheon.
Hostesses for the luncheon
will be Grace McFarland, Mary
Harrison and Frenchie Ramseyl
Everyone is cordially invited to
attend.


Gulf Co. Genealogy
Society's Meeting
The Gulf County Genealogy
Society holds meetings every sec-
ond Saturday of each month,
from 10:00 a.m. until noon (east-
ern time) at the Gulf County
Library. The next scheduled meet-
Ing will be held on September
13th. All members and interested
Individuals are encouraged to
attend.

Thank Everyone
The Optimist Club of, Port St.
Joe would like to thank everyone
who gave donations in their
recent T.V. giveaway. The televi-
sion was donated by Windolf
Company and bought at Port St.
Joe's hometown Western Auto.
Kim Tharpe was the, lucky
recipient of the prize. Sissy, Smith
drew her name from the hat after
she made her donation to 11-
year-old Christopher Acree.

Gulf Clinic Board
The Board of Directors of the
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc.
will hold its regularly scheduled
meeting on Tuesday, September
16 at 12:00 noon (eastern).
The meeting will be held at
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teachers then judged the entries
and selected the three best, and
submitted those poems for publi-
cation.
Those three poems are now
being published, in the hard
bound edition of Teacher's
Selection: Anthology of Eleventh
Grade Poetry, along with winning
poems selected from eleventh
grade classes throughout the U.S.
All published students will
receive a certificate of achieve-,
ment acknowledging their selec-
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fon draped necklines. They car-
ried french nosegays of cham-
pagne roses and blue caspia.
Serving as flower girl was
Amanda Ingram, niece of the
groom. She was lovely in a white
ankle-length dress accented with
flower appliques. Entering the
sanctuary, she scattered pink
rose petals, designating the path-
way to the altar for the bride and
her father.
Tim Horyna of Salt Lake City,
Utah, served his friend as best
man. Groomsmen included Joe E.
Ingram, Jr. of Houston, Texas
brother of.the groom; Tom James
of Park City, Utah; Stephen
Coburn and John Somich, both of
Houston, Texas, all friends of the
groom.
Serving as ushers were John
Pena of Brazoria, Texas, nephew
of the groom; and friends Mark
Harkness of Houston, TX and
Larry Coburn of Woodlands,
Texas.
The bride attended Ruther-
ford High School in Panama City
and graduated from Choctaw
High School in Choctaw,
Oklahoma. She received a bache-
lor of science degree from the
University of Oklahoma School of
Chemical Engineering in
December, 1992. She was a mem-
ber of the Gamma Phi Beta soror-
ity. She is employed by Amoco
Chemical. Company in Alvin,
Texas.
The groom is a graduate of
Park City High School in Park
City, Utah. He received his bache-
lor of science degree in December,
1991 from the University of
Oklahoma School of Mechanical
Engineering. He is employed by
Amoco World Wide Engineering
and Construction Company in
Houston, Texas.
Following a honeymoon trip
to Antiqua and Neevis in the
British Virgin Islands, the couple
will be at home in Houston,
Texas.


Adrian Layth West
West Chosen In
Poetry Contest
In the final month of school
last year, Adrian Layth West, a
Port St. Joe High School student,
parUcipated in a new creative pro-
gram in which only three stu-
dents could achieve top honors-
and was selected among the trio
of honorees.
The program, Teacher's
Selection: Anthology of Eleventh
Grade Poetry, received poems
from the school's entire eleventh
grade class. The eleventh grade


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I .


He's Reached An Even


100!


Cecil G. Costin Says the First 100 Wasn't Bad, But He's Kinda Worried About The Second One


"This first 100 was alright,
but I'm kinda worried about this
second one," Cecil G. Costin Sr.,
[Big Cecil] quipped while giving
The Star an interview Monday af-
ternoon.
Costin will be one of the se-
lect few to celebrate his 100th
birthday this week; a milestone
he will reach tomorrow. A huge
birthday party is being planned
for him Saturday afternoon at his
home on Monument Avenue-a
home he built for his family in
1929 and has "remodeled" on nu-
merous occasions over the years.
The centenarian has been a
merchant and gone to work al-
most every day of his long career-
-all of it spent right here in Port
St. Joe. He still goes to work eve-
ry day he is in town [Costin trav-
els quite a bit, now] at the hard-
ware store which has evolved
from his family business ventures
over the years.
ARRIVED IN PORT
ST. JOE IN 1910
Costin arrived In Port St. Joe
in the year 1910, right on the
heels of the Apalachicola North-
ern Railroad which extended its
tracks here In 1909 from Apa-
lachicola. He was born in Lyons.
Georgia before the turn of the
century, in 1897, and chances
are that he will see another cen-
tury change. He is in excellent
health.
The Costin family moved to
Bristol in 1904, then to Apalachi-
cola in 1907, before coming to
Port St. Joe three years later.
Costin's father built two
stores in the little village of Port
St Joe upon arriving; a dry goods
store and a grocery store, dou-
bling the size of the business dis-
trict. The grocery store was two
stories, with the family living up-
stairs.- ; ..: _.
Costin said it had been rain-
ing for several days prior to the
new residents' arrival and they
had to wade water nearly knee
deep from the railroaddepot
[which was under construction at


Garrison Avenue, with a friend.
They would sell the racoon meat
for $1.00 and the hides ,for $2.00.
Costinsaid, 'That was good mon-
ey in those days"
Like everybody else, they sup-
plemented their food budget by
fishing in the bay for food to eat.
ENLISTED IN AIR CORPS
1 In the early portion of World,
'War I, Costin attended the Geor-.
Sia-Alabama Business College in
acon, Ga., where he studied ac-
counting.
When his draft number came
up, at age 21, he enlisted in the
new U. S. Army Air Corps. He
was sent to Atlanta for his entry
examination, which consisted of
placing him in a swivel chair and
giving it a spin to find out if
he suffered from motion sickness.
A couple of weeks after his
exam, the war ended.
His career in the army was
brought to a quick end.


Cecil G. Costin, Sr. He :is 100 Years


the time] to the location of their
two stores, which was at the cor-
ner of First Street and Monument
Avenue, where it was to remain
for most of a quarter century.
Costin estimates there were
about 40 or 50 people working for
wages in the entire town at that
point in history. The entire popu-
lation of the town was less than
300 souls.
The Costin businesses and
the town depended on the outly-
ing naval stores operations for
employment and as a source of
business, then. There were tur-
pentine operations at the T. H.
Stone still here in Port St. Joe,
another in White City, still anoth-
er at Niles [out by the Holly Hill
cemetery], another at McNeill's [at
Indian Pass] and still another
"out in the country" at Overstreet.
"Of course we depended on
the sailors who came in here on


sailing schooners
pentine and rosin
stin said. "We bou
by the barrel,' at o
lots of times I wou
until midnight, se
the glass, to those
membered.
STARTED WC
Costin assum
abilities of a man a
ning his father's g
the tender age of
tend school in the
school building, w
where Auto Zone i
cated now, and ru
the afternoons ant
In 1914, Port S
boost when a huge
for the times] cam
and business pick
Costin subsid
earnings by 'coon
night out around


S" A MASON AND A BAPTIST
Costin became a Mason, in
., T the new Port St. Joe lodge at
about the same time as his Air
Corps career ended, at the age of
21. He is said to be the Mason
Young! holding the longest membership
in the state of Florida, today. He
to haul the iur- has been a member of that frater-
o haul the tur- organization for 79 years.
away, too,ppl cidCo- A few years later-in 1922-
ur store, and two changes came over Costin's
ld stay open life. He married Lola Pridgeon in
fling cider by Blountstown and the couple
sailors," he re- eventually had six children; Cecil,
Jr., Margie, Dorothy, Sarah Jo,
Ashley and Jimmy. Both Ashley
DRK EARLY and Jimmy work with him in his
ed the responsi-, hardware business, today.
nd started run- Also, in that same year, Co-
,6ocery store at stin joined his beloved Baptist
13.:He would at- Church. His family had been
.one-room Methodist and supported the
whichh stood Methodist Church here in Port St.
Auto Parts is lo- Joe, located at Seventh Street
n the store in and LongAvenue..
d nights., ,, The Baptists, some 20 or 30
St. Joe got a big strong, began construction of a
e sawmill [huge t:hurch building across the street,
e to Port St. Joe from their present church build-
ed up. Ing, with Costin as its main sup-
lized his meager -porter. He still is to this day. He
hunting at says he has filled about every vol-
what is now, unteer position there is in the
c hurch during his life.
'I *' .. . "


The church has steadily, :.
grown and had its influence felt
in and around Port St. Joe, with
four mission churches started
and continuing to operate. A
church was started at White City.
St. Joe Beach, Highland View and'
Howard Creek. Actually, the
White City church was built
twice. About the time the first
building was nearing completion,
it caught fire and burned to the
ground.
If Costin has any sense of
pride for any of his accomplish-.
ments, it has to be in his work
and worship with his beloved
Baptist church.
He was active in civic mat-
ters, also. He ran, once, for city
commissioner and was defeated .
by Robert Bellows, who ran a
menhaden plant and who built
and operated the now-defunct
Gulf Hardware & Supply Co. "I
never ran for another.office,"' Co-
stin said, "Although I served as
city clerk for a period of time, and
as school board member, when
they were appointed rather than
elected."
ALWAYS A BUILDER
Costin was always a builder
and when- the duPont family an-
nounced it was going to build a
paper mill here, he started build-
Ing with a frenzy. By the time the
mill opened, he had buildings on


AIlstate


both sides of Reid.Avenue, includ-
ing the Masonic building, which
also housed the Post Office, north
to Second Street on the west side
of Reid and a new grocery store
and the first St. Joe Hardware
building on the east side of the
street.
The buildings are still stand-
ing and in use. The only change
he has made, is to tear down
three small wooden store build-
ings on the west side of the
street, replacing them with the
Costin's Department Store of to-
day.
Costin has lived a long and
; fruitful life and Is actively making
plans to live and enjoy as many of
the next 100 years as he possibly
can.,
He t.ravets, with his children,
when he gets the chance, today,
seeing many of the sights he has
always been too busy to go see
earlier in His long life. He has
been to California, Alaska. out
west and many points of interest
to him. He is currently making
plans to take a trip through the
Panama Canal.
Most recently, he took a trip
back to his birth place, Lyons,
Georgia, -to see if anyone could re-
member him. "Do you know. I
didn't find a soul who remem-
bered me!" he said. Of course, he
was only seven years old whenhe
left Lyons, 93 years ago!


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He is a man who has been an inspiration in my life, my great granddaddy, Diddy. Not only is he an inspiration
to me, but can you imagine at age 100 (as of September 12, 1997), how many people this man has influenced in
his lifetime?
He was born September 12, 1897, in Lyons, Georgia, and came to Port St. Joe after living n Apalachicola
and Greensboro. FL. He was one of six children and after marrying Mama, Lola (Pridgeon) on July 19, 1922,.they
had six of their own.
At age 12 he worked with his father in their general store. At the young age of 15 he hopped on the steam-
boat to Baltimore, Md., and alone he travelled to market to .buy for their store. Can you imagine doing that this day
and time?
Now, at 100 he still goes to work at the family hardware store. Until a few years ago he played golf and at
age 87, hit a hole-in-one. He:still enjoys fishing and traveling and recently returned from a cross country trip to
California, where he visited his grandson, Jim Costin. He never misses a Braves game on TV, however, occasional-
ly, he considers changing teams, and then:the Braves win again.
Yes, he is such an inspiration. He was quoted in the Panama City News Herald at age 98, that the reason he
has lived so long is because he does not smoke, drink, chew or dip.
He has always been a hard worker and loves and cares for his family and has cared for and taken care of a
lot of people in his life. He is a wonderful Christian and has been a member of the First Baptist Church for over 70
years and still attends Sunday School and church each Sunday. He has always loved the Lord. The entire county
loves Diddy and on February 24. 1997, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his life of doing things in
Gulf County. ,
For his 100th Birthday he is going on a cruise to the Panama Canal Zone. That is if we get his passport by
then'. It has been difficult because when he was born they did not have birth certificates, and this is a requirement'
for a passport. Oh, by the way, he was the first person in Port St. Joe to have a car and at 100 has recently
renewed his driver's license.
That's my Great Granddaddy, Diddy.
Happy Birthday with Love from one of your Great Granddaughters
Mandy (06/01/85)
September 12, 1997









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September Gardening Tips


September is the time we can
begin to plant' some of our fall
bulbs, rhizomes and tuberous
plants. Among those we would
include the amaryllis, aztec, lily
calla, crinium lily, iris, kaffir lily,
marica, moraca, narcissus,
alpinia, spider lily and zephyr lily.
It's also a time to remove or
cut back those annuals that are
looking bad, such as ageratum,


I


Rufus Richardson
Rufus Berry Richardson, 72,
of Port St. Joe, died Monday,
September 8 in Bay Medical
Center in Panama City. Born in
Live Oak, he moved to Pprt St. Joe
from Jacksonville in 1958.
He was an electronic techni-
cian for the Vitro Cqrppration.
was a member of the First Baptist
Church of Port St. Joe, and was a'
veteran of WWII having served in
the U.S. Army. V
Mr Richardson is survived by
his wife, Jenny Richardson of Port
St. Joe; two sons, David E.
Richardson and wife, Stephanie,
and Barry D. Richardson and
wife, Julie, all of Port St. Joe; two
brothers, Franklin D. Richardson
and James C. Richardson and
wife, Elsa, all of Jacksonville; one
sister, Jo Ann Brady and hus-
band, Al of Lakeland: five grand-
children, Jeremy Richardson.
Chris Richardson, Jason Richard- 0
son,- Jonathan Richardson and
Traci Richardson, all of Port St.
-Joe.
Funeral services for Mr.
Richardson will be conducted. on
Thursday, September 11 (today)
at 1f:00 a.m., ET, in the First
Baptist Church of Port St. Joe.
Interment will follow in Holly Hill
Cemetery.- :,
All arrangements are under
the direction of Gilmore-
Southerland Funeral Home of
Port St. Joe.

John R. Sharron,
John R. Sharron, age 63, of
Wewahitchka, died Saturday.
September 6 in a local hospital.
Mr. Sharron was born in Capps,
Alabama and has been a longtime
resident of the Bay and Gulf
County aii .-. ,
Mr. arln.is reured from
*the insurance business and was.
'the owner of Sharron Insurance
Agency which he established in
1968. Mr. Sharron was also a
member of the Cove Baptist
Church.
Mr. Sharron is pre-deceased


amaronthus, cosmos, dianthus,
dusty miller, gaillardia, lobelia,
nicotiana, phlox, rudbeckia,
strawflower and sweet william to
prepare for our fall planting of
cold hardy annuals.
By September, we begin to see
the arrival of tulips, daffodils and
hyacinths in some garden cen-
ters. These do poorly if planted
now. Instead, place them in a


by his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Clevie Sharron.
He is survived by his wife,
Helen M. Sharron of Wewahitch-
ka; a 'daughter, Patricia A._
Sharron of Panama City; three
sons, John- Michael Sharron,
Larry P. Sharron, and Dennis A.'
Sharron, all of Panama City; and'
two grandchildren, John,
Christopher and Savannah Leigh..
both of Panama City.
Funeral services for Mr.'
Sharron were held Wednesday,
September 10 in the Smith-
Southerland Funeral Home
Chapel at 2:00 p.in. Interment fol-
lowed in Evergreen Memorial
Gardens.
All services were under the
direction of Smith-Southerland
Funeral Home of Panama City.

Ruth Longmire
Ruth Olivia Longmire, 70, of
Port St. Joe, died Wednesday,
September 3 in a local hospital.
Born in' Port St. Joe, she was a-
lifelong .resident. She was a
housewife and attended St.
Patrick's Catholic Church in
Apalachicola.
Mrs. Longmire is survived by
her husband, Ernest Longmire of
Port St. Joe; mother-in-law,
Maggie Longmire of Port St. Joe;
step-daughter. Gloria Longmire of
Chicago, Illinois; aunt,, Beatrice
Bryant of Port St. Joe; two sisters-
in-law, Bessie Faison of Port St.
Joe and Annette Fagan of
Apalachicola: one step-grand-
daughter. Gerbonia Longmire of
Chicago, Illinois; two godchildren,
Erica Williams of Port St. Joe and
Carman Houston of Apalachicola;
a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral, services for' Mrs.:
Longmire were conducted on
Tuesday. September 9 at 2:00
p.m.. ET, in the Gilmore-
Southerland Funeral Home
Chapel with Father Roger
Larosynski officiating. Interment
followed in Forest Hill Cemetely.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Gilmore-.
Southerland Funeral Home of
Port St. Joe.


NOTICE OF IMPOUNDED ANIMALS
September 9, 1997
TO RECL-LII ANVL-ILS CONTACT THE PORT ST. JOE
POLICE DEPARTMENT FROM 8:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.,
AMONDA Y THROUGH FRIDA Y.
DATE OF
DESCRIPTION SEX PICK-UP LOCATION
Medium BlackiBrown Dog Male 9/8/97 ... :7th Street
Medium Black/Brown
Rottweiler Female 9/5/97 Dropped off at P.D.
Medium Black Dog Female 9/9/97. 20th & Forest Park
Large 'Red Retriever Male 9/9/97 20th & Forest Park
No Collar Animals. 1t, September 11, 1997




Notice of


Budget Hearing


The City of Port St. Joe

has tentatively adopted a

budget for 1997/1998. A

public hearing to make a

FINAL DECISION on the

budget AND TAXES will

be held on Tuesday,

September 16, 1997, at

7:30 P.M., in the

Commission Chamber at

City Hall, Port St. Joe,

Florida.
Publish Sept. 11, 1997


refrigerator (not freezer) and hold
them until January when they are
then set out.
In Gulf County, our winter is
not cold enough and our summer
is too long and hot to allow these
bulbs to rebuild their strength ,
after flowering. As a result, floW-
ers in the second and succeeding
years are disappointing.
Many flowering plants can be
divided and then set right backing
place in September. Among these .
we would include the daylily, soci-
ety garlic, amaryllis, border grass,
shasta daisy, gingers agapanthus
(right after flowering), clivia, wak-
ing iris and stokesia.
Early September' is the last
time to cut back plants which
form their flowers in the early fall
or you will delay their normal
flowering cycle. Among those we
would list azalea and poinsettia.
Because of high rainfall dur-
ing September, it's critical to
spray roses weekly to control
black spot fungus. How many
leaves a rose bush has going into
fall, determines how large 'and
numerous the flowers it will be
able to support in October,
November and December.
Those are three months when
roses are at their prettiest, if the
grower has managed to control
this devastating foliage disease.
Products listed for control Pf
black spot Include Captan,
Daconil 2787, some of the -
Coppers, Funginex and Fore.
During periods of high rain-
fall, figs suffer badly from a dis-
ease called fig rust. The leaves
that are badly affected will
become pale, dry out, and drop
from the tree. If you rub your fin-
gers on ;the undersides of the
leaves, a brownish powder will
come off. This'Is the rust itself.


by: Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County Agent

There are no effective sprays to
Iuse in combatting it. Raking and
burning the leaves is the best way
to reduce its incidence next sea-
son.
'' For more detailed, tips on fall
gardening, please call the County
Extension Office at 639-3200.


WIG to Hold 5th

Annual Meeting
The Washington Improvement
Group.will hold its Fifth Annual
Meeting Thursday, September 11
(today) at the W.I.G. Teen Center
and office.
Open House will begin at 5:30
p.m. and the meeting will begin at
7:00 p.m. A representative of the
Jessie Ball duPont Foundation
will attend. Refreshments will be
served. For more information con-
tact Ms. Harpool, Executive
Director at (850) 229-6847.


Quilting Club News & Events


Extension

Service


Guests are Invited to the
Panhandle Piecemaker Quilting
Club meeting (today) Thursday,
September 11 at 7 p.m. The meet-
ing will be held in St. James
Episcopal Church, located at 800
22nd Street in Port St. Joe.
This month's program will
feature hand quilting by Betty
Gobat from St. Andrews Bay Quilt
Guild. Members are reminded to
bring "Show and Tell" to share.
Light refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, September 3rd at

Ladies! Free Exams
at Health Department
The Gulf County Health
Department is happy to again
offer FREE breast exams and pap
smears for women during the
month of October in both Port St.
Joe and Wewahitchka.,
The Port St. Joe clinic will
schedule screenings from 9 a.m.
until 4 p.m. (ET) on October 7th,
14th, and 28th. Please call 227-
1276 for an appointment.
The Wewahitchka clinic will
schedule screenings from 9 a.m.
until 4 p.m. (CT) on October 21st
and 24th. Please call 639-2644
for an appointment. '
-Don't miss this great opportu-
nity! The best protection is early
detection

Gulf World Buy!
Gulf World admission tickets
good for Saturday-Sunday,
September 20-21 may be picked
up for a $7.00 donation through
the Optimist Club. That's half
price!
Tickets may be picked up on
Reid Avenue at the following busi-
nesses: Cox and Associates.
Cooper's Cut and Style and
Julie's Restaurant. .


BUDGET SUMMARY |

CITY OF POhT ST. JOE, FLORIDA-FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998
The proposed operating budget expenditures of the City of Port St, Joe are 2.6%
less than last year's total operating expenditures.


CASH BALANCES FORWARD


ESTIMATED REVENUES
TAXES Millage Per $1000
Ad 'alorem Taxes 5.2408
Franchise Taxes
Utility Taxes
Occupational Taxes
State Revenue Sharing
Grants
Sales Tax Proceeds
intragovernmental Revenue
Copy Fees
Garbage Fees
Trash Removal
Cemetery Revenue
Lot Mowing/Trash Removal
Recycling County Allocation
Sale of Recyclables
Animal Shelter
Fines/Forfeitures
Miscellaneous Revenues
Earned Interest
Debt Service
Rents and Royalties
Lease/Loan
Equipment Rental
Qualifying Fees
Transfer from Depreciation
Water/Sewer Services
Wastewater Treatment Services
Debt Service Repay Hospital
Transfer from General Fund
Transfer from Water & Sewer Fund
TOTAL REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES AND BALANCES
EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES

City Commission
City Auditor/Clerk
City Attorney
Municipal Building
Police Department
Fire Department
Operations
Parks and Cemeteries
Recreation
Interfund Transfers
Maintenance Shop
Non-Departmental
Downtown Redevelopment
Water Department
Water Plant
Sewer Department
Water/Sewer Administration
Oak Grove Water/Sewer Administration
Trash Collection / Disposal
Garbage Collection/Disposal
Recycling
Wastewater Treatment
Debt Service
TOTAL EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES
RESERVES
TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES & RESERVES


General
Fund
$0


$1,462,321
$11.7,500
$215,600
$10,100
$80,800
$1,106,218
$1,05,000
$36,000
$100


$9,000
$27,628

$600
$9,100
$56,200
$73,600

$18,000
$1,825,000
$1,000
$105
$8,039


$36,000
,91nn nnn


Downtown
Redevelop.
$0


$16,171


Water/
Sewer
Fund
$200,000


Solid
Waste
$0


$394,500
$1,500


$10,000


$95,200 $500
$66,200 $12,000


$500


$9,950
$931,452


$4


$171,280


Wastewater
Treatment.
$0


Total
$200,000


".. 1,478,492
$117,500
$215,600
$10,100
$80,800
$1,106,218
$105,000
$75,000 $111,000
$100
$394,500
$1,500
$9,000
$27,628
S$0
$10,000
$600
$9,100
$31,500 $183,400
$180,000 $331,800
$631,390, $631,390
$18,000
$1,825,000
$1,500
$105
$18,500 $36,489
$931,452
t,908,421 $4,908,421
$36,000
$171,280
$200.000


, ,vv, v$,
$5,397,911 $16,171 $1,103,302 $589,780 $5,844,811 $12,951,975
$5,397,911 $16,171 $1,303,302 $589,780 $5,844,811 $13,151,975


$47,950 $47,950
$93,862 $93,862
$7,700 $7,700
$34,306 $34,306
$971,622 $971,622
$150,849 $150,849
$472,926 $472,926
$258,244 $258,244
$2,639,513 $2,639,513
$177,880 $177,880
$177,555 $177,555
$365,504 $365,504
$16,171 $16,171
$105,230 $105,230
$456,516 $456,516
$408,714 $408,714
$168,942 $168,942
$12,350 $12,350
$143,910 $143,910
$319,102 $319,102
$126,768 $126,768
$5,213,421 $5,213,421
$104,050 $631,390 t $735,440
$5,397,911 $16,171 $1,255,802 $589,780 $5,844,811 $13,104,475
$0 $0 $47,500 $0 $0 $47,500
$5,397,911 $16,171 $1,303,302 $589,780 $5,844,811 $13,151,975


THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE
ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.


St. James Episcopal Church, the .
plecemakers hosted a special lun-
cheon honoring over 30 St.-
Andrews Bay Quilt Guild mem-
bers from Panama City. Many
beautiful completed and "in:
process" quilted items were
shared by the piecemakers and'
their guests.

Commodity Taste Test/
Recipe Demonstration,
The Washington Improvement
Group and the Commodity
Distribution Program of Gullf
County will sponsor a taste test
involving commodity foods onr.
September 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. at
the Washington Improvement':
Group's Teen Center, located at
198 Peters Street in Port St. Joe.
Dr. Dianna Edlow. Family
Resource Management Specialist
with the Florida A & M University'
Cooperative Extension Program.
will be at the site to provide
recipes and samples using peanut
butter and canned pork.

Pre-School Story
Time at Library
Starting Tuesday, September
16 at 2:30 p.m.' the Gulf County
Public Library will be conducting
"Story Time for Pre-Schoolers" for,
children agesthree to five. a
Ann Tison has planned an-
interesting time for the pre-
schoolers. The staff.asks that par-"
ents bring the children on time so.
that there will be no interruptions:
once story time starts.
They also request 'that par-.
ents not attend story time, but to
stay in the library during this,
period. The programs will last 30
minutes and refreshments will be
served.





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Commodity Distribution


Tuesday, S
U. S. Department of Agricul-
ture surplus commodities will be
distributed to eligible area resi-
dents on- September. 16th, and
18th. The foods will be distributed
at the old senior citizen's building
in Port St. Joe and the senior cit-
izen's building in Wewahitchka.
The distribution in Port St.
Joe will be on Tuesday,
September 16th from 1:00 until
3:00 p.m., ET,' and- the
distribution in Wewahitchka will
be on Thursday, September 18th
from 12:00 until 2:00 p.m., CT.
Recipients must have a cur-
rent commodity card to receive
their commodities: There will be
no registration at the distribution
centers.
Anyone who has questions
concerning, their eligibility or
would like to sign up should call
229-9112, 639-5068, 'or stop by
the commodity office in the Gulf
County Courthouse prior to these
dates.


ept. 16 in St. Joe; Thursday,


Wewahitchka residents may
stop by the old courthouse on
Wednesday, September 17th from
12:30 to 4:30 p.m., CT, to certify
for commodities.
Any household whose gross
income is not in excess of the
state-established maximum per-
centage of the poverty line for the


appropriate household
who can prove its eligib
food stamps, Aid to Famil
Dependent Children
Supplemental Security
(SSI), or Medicaid is eli.
receive the USDA foods.
Documents accepted
of eligibility include proof


Two G.C.I. Officers Charge4


With Unlawful Compensati


According to .Gulf Correction,
Institute Superintendent Henry
Alford, two corrections officers
have been arrested and charged
with unlawful compensation fol--
lowing an internal investigation.
Corrections officers Tommy White
and Retha Jackson were charged
with violation of Florida Statute.
838.016 concerning unlawful
compensation, Alford said.


The charges reported
-from the receipt of money
from inmates or their fami
the C.O.s;charged. Alford
details of the arrests are
an ongoing investigation
not clear at this point if ar
arrests will follow.
"It's unfortunate that
'these type illegal activities,
want the public to und
when we do have them.
everything we can to resl
issue," Alford said.


Watson Graduo
of Flight Progi
Air Force 2nd Lt. Chri
B. Watson has graduated f
Air Force Flight Sc
Program at .Hondo Mu
Airport in Hondo, Texa
flight screening progr
designed for all pilot can
prior to going into pilot tra
The program's currici
military orientation an
screening in the T-3A, the
aircraft in the Air Force in
allows the- Air Force to
pilot candidates for p
undergraduate, pilot train
cess.
The candidates may
from the Reserve Officer T
Corps (ROTC), Officer '
School, active duty, and e
National Guard and Reser
ponents.


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Sept. 18 in Wewa
size or ability in the above programs. As
ility for an alternative to providing such
ies with .. documents, a household may
(AFDC), simply complete an application
Income giving total household income.
gible to Rules for acceptance and par-
ticipation in the program are the
as proof- same for everyone without regard
of eligi- to race, color, national origin, age,
sex or handicap.

d 'St. Joe High

on! "Open House"
ly stem On Tuesday evening,
r orders September 16, at 5:00 p.m.,. par-
ilies by ents of Port St. Joe High School
said the students are invited to "Open
part of House."
and other The evening will consist of a
y other general assembly in which several
we have -topics of particular interest to
webut have parents arid students will be dis-
.ut we cussed. Hot topics include the
eslltand new Bright Futures Scholarship
olve the Program, and new legislation
e h regarding attendance, the grading
scaleand eligibility for participa-
tion in sports.
ate Also on the agenda will be a
S review of the Gulf County
rani- Scholarship Program and the
La1:.. election of representatives to
istopher serve on the school advisory com-
rom the mittee.
reening Perhaps :of, most interest to
municipal parents is the fact that teachers
as. The will be available in their class-
ram is rooms to discuss a student's
ididates progress. Progress reports will
gaining. have been sent home the previous
ulum of Thursday (Sept.i 11), so the'open.
d flight house will afford parents an
newest. opportunity to follow-up on any
ventory, questions they may have.
screens All parents of high school stu-
otential dents are encouraged and urged
ing suc- to attend. Those attending will
earn five Gulf County Scholarship
y come points for their child.


Training:
Training
even Air
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FOR INFORMATION DURING A
HURRICANE
or other DISASTER
Call GULF COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
229-9110 229-9111 229-9112


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STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES-

PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (SHIP)

NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY

The SHIP program was created for the purpose of providing funds to local governments
as an incentive for the creation of local housing partnerships, to expand production of and pre-
serve affordable housing, and to increase housing related employment.
The procedure for receiving funds under the program is through-an application process as
outlined.
Estimated amount of SHIP funds allocated for each strategy/activity are as follows:


STRATEGY/ACTIVITY
Housing Rehabilitation
Land Acquisition
Down Payment Assistance
Closing Cost Assistance
Home Ownership Counseling


FUNDS
$65,000
$76,500
$76,500 -
$ 5,000
$ 2,000


INCOME SET ASIDE
Very Low & Low Income
Very Low, Low & Moderate Income
Very Low, Low & Moderate Income
Low & Moderate Income
Very Low, Low & Moderate Income


The maximum housing value limitation allowable for program participation for each strategy is
$98,523 for Existing Homes and $105,365 for New Built Homes. SHIP FUNDS MAY NOT BE
USED TO PURCHASE, REHABILITATE, OR REPAIR MOBILE HOMES!
The maximum income limits according to family size are as follows:


FAMILY SIZE
Very Low Income


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 .8
11,400 13,000 14,600 16,250 17,550 18,850 20,150 21,450
LowInom 1,20 2,8Ann,40 6, toL 1 0U .On,1 CA I),L3U 3'AA '10r


Low Income 18,200 20,800 23,400 26,000 28,100 30,150 32,250 34,300ouu
Moderate Income 27,360 31,200 35,040 39,000 42,120 45,240 48,360 51,480
At a minimum, thirty (30%) of units assisted under each strategy/activity will benefit very low
income families. At a minimum, thirty (30%) of units assisted under each strategy/activity will
benefit low income families.
APPLICANT SELECTION CRITERIA:
Housing Rehabilitation shall be by a lottery system.
Land Acquisition, Down Payment Assistance and Closing Cost Assistance shall be first
qualified/first, served for those qualified for a residential loan from a participating lender.
ELIGIBLE SPONSOR SELECTION CRITERIA:
Eligible Sponsor participation will be based on a criteria that will include:
(a) an eligible sponsor locally based having expertise in providing Affordable Housing.
(b) amount of non-SHIP funds and/or the value of in-kind services committed as SHIP lever-
age.
(c) production goals in relation to the Housing Assistance Plan.
(d) percentage of units targeted to very low income persons.
(e) compliance with Rule 91-37.005, Local Housing Assistance Plan as applicable.
APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR HOMEOWNERSHIP ACTIVITIES.
APPLICATIONS FOR HOUSING REHABILITATION WILL BE AVAILABLE OCTOBER 3,
1997. THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR REHABILITATION WILL BE OCTOBER 3, 1997 THRU
NOVEMBER 5, 1997. APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM 10:00 AM. TO 3:00 P.M.
EACH WORK DAY. A LOTTERY FOR REHABILITATION FUNDS WILL BE ADVERTISED AND
CONDUCTED SHORTLY AFTER THE END OF THE APPLICATION PERIOD.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE: County Courthouse Rm: 147 & 204; and in
Wewahitchka (Old Courthouse) County Extension Office.
The local SHIP contact person is Bo Williams, (850) 229-6125 Tue thru Fri; Mon (850) 639-3019.
Publish Sept. 4,11, 18, 25 and Oct. 4, 1997


Rosasco Realty
Licensed Real Estate Broker
S ,, .. ..-


They must complete the rigor-
ous program which includes 17,
hours of academic instruction
and test. Candidates' receive 21
1/2 flying hours practicing .aerio-
batics, turns and overhead pat-
terns, and landings. These are
needed flyiftg skills that theko
inust later master iri undergraduq'4
ate pilot training.
Watson Is the grandson : '
Lillian'Nelson and great grandson
of Ruth Foxwortlli, both of Port St.
Joe. He is a 1997 'graduate of
Florida State University in
Tallahassee.




NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS "
BID NO. 9697- 29
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, will receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corporation interested In pro-
viding to Gulf County the following: -
30' i 40' addition t tothe South Gulf County
Volunteer Fire Department
Speclficatons can ,be obtained at the Gulf County
Clerk's Office, 1000 5th Street Port St. Joe.
Florida, 32456, M-F 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.. E.D.T..
(904)229-6113.
Delivery date must be specified
Please Indicate oni the envelope that this is ,.
SEALED BID. the BID NUMBER. Cad shat Lhe 6ID
is for.
Bida will be received ui.ul 5:00 o'clock, p m
E.D.T.. September 23 1997. at the Office of the
Clerk oi Circuit Cout. G',lI County Courfithu'e.
1000 Fifth Street, Port St Joe, Florida. 32 IP
The Board reserves 'he rilhr to reject any and all
bids.:' ;' "
BOARD OF COULINTY CONIMIUSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
;i" /.I Na -h, Petei Jr. .
"* i Chahim i ,,
,/s/ Benny C. Lister '
Clerk
2tc. September lii ai.i 1 1997
PUBLIC NOTICE
Gulf County has completed its Annual
SPerformance Report for The State Housing
Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Program for Program
Years 1994 1997. Pursuant to Sectio0i
420.9075(10),, Florida Statutes. a .:,r., ,: toie
Annual Performance Report mrv be .,i|]b.]i at
*the County Courthouse, Room, 203 bemeei, *9 0-)
A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Tuesday Fnd:..,
Citizens comments concerning this Annual
Performance Report shall be accepted In writing
Sfor 20 days from the date of this publication, at
Room 203, Gulf County Courthouse, Port StL J...e
Florida 32456-1648, after which time no citrhe
comments will be considered
Itc, September'11, 1997.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 11, 1997 PAGE 9A


Rep. Westbrook Is A "Champion"


District 7 Representative Ja-
mey Westbrook was recently hon-
ored with the title of Legislative
"Champion" by the state's top ec-
onomic development council.
Rep. Westbrook was among a
group of lawmakers who voted for
pro-business issues during the
past legislative session. The
Champion designation, which is
presented by the Florida Cham-
ber of Commerce, is presented to
those legislators who sided with
the Chamber on its top 40 issues.
'Rep. Westbrook had a score of 91



GCCC Hosting
Career Chat
The Career Center of Gulf
Coast Community College will
present a "Career Chat" on
Wednesday, September 17, at 10
a.m. in the Student Union East,
room 54. "Career Chat" is an
informal discussion with profes-
sionals from the community.
Students and prospective stu-
dents are encouraged to partici-
pate to learn more about a poten-
tial career.
Contact Leigh DeVane at 769-
1551, ext. 6010 or Dawyn Dumas
0 at 872-3855 ,for more informa-
tion.


percent.
In a letter to the freshman
lawyer, the Chamber said it ap-
preciated "the leadership exhibit-
ed in support of Florida's eco-
nomic health and advocacy of the
principles of free enterprise."
One of the laws Rep. West-
brook was credited with support-
ing was a provision which would
enhance economic development
in rural counties. The bill
strengthened current legislation
which targets defined areas for


development.
"One of the hallmarks of my
campaign was to support busi-
ness and create a stronger Job
base in our rural counties," Rep.
Westbrook said. "I am honored to
be recognized for my work in
bringing about changes in gov-
ernment, which, I believe, will
create a better business atmos-
phere in our area and Florida."

Taco Salad or
BB D i iln _


LJmJ19c JLT YL1J.uJ.ic. -
Wewa Home Buyers Take Your Pick!


Education Seminar
The U.S. Department of
Agriculture-Rural Development,
with the assistance of the
University of Florida Extension
Service, Gulf County SHIP
Program, and local realtors will
hold a Home Buyers Education
Seminar on Tuesday, September
16th at 6:00 p.m., central time at
the Cooperative Extension
Services upstairs in the old court-
house, located at 200 East
Second Street in Wewahitchka.
If you have questions, contact
the Extension Service at 639-
3200 or Rural Development at
(850) 526-2602.,


Wewa S&R Meets Wewa Seniors
S '. =t '* 11 .m -' '<< 1" 1


Wewahitchka Search and
Rescue members will meet the
third Tuesday of every month at
6:00 p.m., CT, at the Community
Building in Wewa.
.The next scheduled meeting
will be September 16th. For more
information call 639-4161 (after 6
p.m., CT), 639-2182 or 639-3373.

Conducting Outreach
The 1 Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be conducting an
"Outreach" 'on Wednesday,
September 17' in North Port St.
Joe from 10 a.im. until 12 noon as
they continue to inform people in
the county about their' many ser-
vices.

GC Public Safety/
Anti-Drug Meeting
There will be a meeting of the
Gulf County Public Safety
Coordinating Council/Anti-Drug
i(" Abuse Committee on Wednesday,
September 17 at 12:00 p.m. -at J.
Patrick's Restaurant.

Karaoke Dance
I Saturday, September 13th,
from 7 to 10:30 p.m., a karaoke
,dance with a live D.J. will be held
'at the Centennial Building.
The Optimist Club of Port St.
,Joe is sponsoring the dance and
all school aged children are invit-
ed to attend. Admission will be
$3.00. Refreshments will be sold.

Senior Citizens
Giant Yard Sale
The Gulf County Senior
'Citizens will be holding a giant'
yard sale on October 11th at the
Centennial Building in Port St.
.Joe from 8 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
'Donations are needed for the yard
sale ,and may, be dropped off at
: the senior center located at 120
Library, Drive. No clothes will be
accepted. Proceeds will be used to
pay for services for the elderly in
Gulf County.

Join Alzheimer's
Support Group
S .: The Alzheimer Support Group
meets the second Tuesday'of each
month at 6:00 p.m. at Bay St.
Joseph Care Center in the
Classroom. Refreshments will be
served. The public is" cordially
;invited to attend. For further
information, call Terry Owen at
229-8244. The group's next meet-
ing will be held Tuesday,
September 9th.


"Light Upon The Hill"
I die here with a birth of a star,
I lie here with the deathtof a man I..
And wonder what will be next,
It all seems so odd and convexed.
Memories fall by with a shimmering
light,
Pictures of love, hate, and the journey of
a man's plight.
Dreams shiver as darkness rises.
By and by she flows through, to claim her
prizes.
My fingers grow.old, my eyes shine dim.
But still ... .
I look upward un}o Him.
Feelings of pain drift away.
Quietly whispering as I pray.
Slowly at first, then with growing speed,
My body welcomes death's final heave.
Only then can my spirit take its leave ...
All is quiet, and all is still,
Save for the light upon The Hill.
By Adrian Layth West


I tp 9/1 f


Sel lTaco Salads
The Wewahitchka Senior
Citizens will be selling taco salads
on Friday, September 19th from
11 a.m. until 1 p.m. They,will
deliver to local businesses or you
may purchase them at the senior
center on East River Road.
The cost of the taco salad is
$3.50 which includes seasoned
ground chuck, lettuce, tomatoes,
cheese, chips, plus sauce and
iced tea. Please call 639-9910
between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. each
day to place orders.,


The Port St. Joe Senior
Citizens, will be selling taco salads
and barbecue saridwich plates on
September 25th from 11 a.m.
until 1 p.m.
They will deliver to local busi-
nesses or you may purchase them
at the senior center, located at
120 Library Drive, and also at
Frank Pate Park.
The taco salad dinner will be
$:3.50 and will consist of seasoned
ground chuck, lettuce and toma-
toes;, cheese, chips and sauce,
plus iced tea. The barbecue din-
ner will consist of a large barbe-
cue beef sandwich, chips and iced
tea for only $3.00.
Please call the center at 229-
8466 for more information or to
place orders.

GCCC College
Night Sept. 22
Gulf Coast Community
College will host "College Night"
on Monday, September 22 from 6
to 8 p.m. on the second floor of
the, Student Union East Building.
All area seniors, and juniors are
invited to attend.
Recruiters representing col-
leges and universities in Florida,
Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana,
Mississippi and others will be
available to answer questions
about admission requirements,


This column is provided as a service of the Gulf County.Guidance Clinic, Inc., a professional counseling
and mental health center. It is not intended to replace psychological counseling or treatment services.,
Dear Counselor: .... ,As families grow, space
My husband ard f are -ki" d of" becomes a'scarce commodity andc
writing this letter together. We have sacrifices are necessary. Some
been married for two years. I have express the need for personal space'
been married before and have two in, their direct interactions with
children from a previous marriage. other family members, in establish-
My husband has. never been mar- Ing a personal "domain," or even
tried. guarding certain possessions.
We have a great relationship The flip-side of the need for per-
and my husband loves my kids very sonal space is the need for physical
much. We have one )problem, contact, and sharing which is also
though. My husband has a problem very important. The bottom line is
with "personal space." Of course, he that everyone is different and
thinks I am the one with the prob- adjustments must be made.
lem. Neither you, your children, nor
You see, my kids and I are very your husband are necessarily
close. They have always been free to unhealthy or abnormal in your
come in and out of my bedroom views, except that you are on two
which is a constant source of con- ends of the extremes which is obvi-
flict with my husband. He believes ously causing some problems. You
ithe bedroom m s his personaldomain can resolve this issue by first
In accepting each other's differences
and his private space. He also com-
and his private space. He a so co- and respecting each other's needs. If
plains that the kids sometimes eat understand and respecting eah other's needs. If
from his plate, drink from his glass you understand, and respect these
and even barge into the bathroom, needs, you can then begin to co
a. room. promise.
My husband is not very physi- Next, identify, negotiate and
call affectionate. at least, not from agree upon what is private and fam-
my point of view. He gives us hugs ily domain. For example, you may
and kisses, but they are usually decide that the bedroom is open to
brief and infrequent. The rest of us the children, but thebathroom is off
are usually very physical. limits when occupied.
'I grew up in a very large and Each of you can also come to
close family and feel that this isa some agreements on interacting
sign of closeness. Sometimes I think with each other. For instance, the
he is too private for family life. He, children may agree to ask before
on the other hand, says that we are invading' your husband's space
too close and sees this as while he commits to showing more
unhealthy. Can you help us solve physical affection. Once the major
this argument? We really need some, issues are resolved, I think you'll
guidance. find the' smaller ones to be easily
Signed, Space Case. negotiated as time passes.
Dear Space Case: The Gulf County Guidance
Personal space is one of the Clinic offers family counseling ser-
most common conflicts among vices. by qualified, skilled profes-
newly formed families. It is an signals. If you continue to have dif-
important one, however, andsome- faculties in this or any other area,
times requires a great deal of please don't hesitate, to contact us.
adjustment. The requirement for Ed Dennis, M.S.
personal space is very subjective 'Clinical Svs. Spvsr.
and varies not only from one person Note: Please address your ques-
to the next, but changes over time, tions and comments to:
according to developmental stage,
and in its expression. Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
STo offer some examples, only Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456,
children tend to require more' per- Names and addresses are option-
sonal space because this is how al and will remain confidential.
they grew up and have become com- Letters may be, edited for length.
fortable with. As children grow Urgent inquiries and, requests
older, they tend to require more pri- for professional counseling
vacy and, therefore, more personal should be directed by phone to
space. 227-1145.


WIG to Hold 5th
Annual Meeting
The Washington Improvement
Group membership extends to
everyone an invitation to join
them on Thursday, September 11
(today) at they celebrate "Open
House" and their fifth Annual
Meeting.
This year the setting for the
W.I.G. Annual Meeting will be
that of an open house and social.
Since moving into the old senior
citizens building at 198 Peters
Street, the W.I.G. Board of
Directors, staff and volunteers
have been busy converting the
building into a teen center and
office.
Marsha Harpool, W.I.G.
Executive Director notes that,
"Renovation of the building is not
complete, but moving in the right
direction. Community talent and
skills have been identified and
utilized in our remodeling effort."
Plan now to attend the event.
For more information call the
W.I.G. office at (850) 229-6847.


Open House For
Computer Program
Faith Christian School in Port
'St. Joe will be hosting an open
house featuring Futurekids, a
world wide company providing
computer training for children.
Parents are encouraged to stop by
the, school, located at 801 20th
Street in Port St. Joe, on
September 11 between 2:00 and
6:00 p.m. to meet with instructors
and learn about computer training
for their children.
With small class sizes, experi-
enced technology instructors and
a unique theme-based curriculum,
Futurekids makes learning aan
adventure. The curriculum units,
which incorporate hundreds of
sequential learning objectives,
ensure that every child receives a
balanced computer literacy educa-
tion.
For parents who want their
children 'to do more with a com-
puter than word processing, and
games, Futurekids will offer an
after school computer program for
children, ages four to 16, at Faith
Christian School during the '97-
'98 school year.


Writers Group
To Meet Tuesday
The next meeting of the St.
Joe Bay Writers Group will be
heldon Tuesday, Septemhe' L6 at
6:30 p.m. at the Gulf County
Public Library meeting room. The
library is located on Highway 71N
in Port St. Joe, near the Gulf
County Courthouse.
The club is looking for more
writers' and many more ideas.
They ask that you attend whether
you have published or just hope
to be published. They would like
!to discuss holding their own short
story and poetry contests, and
starting a writer's group newslet-
ter.
Also there are. still plenty of
the 1997 Scallop Day at St.
Joseph Bay Cookbooks available.
For more information,: contact
Jim Newton at 229-9123 or join
the meeting.


MORTGAGE COMPANY ANNOUNCES

PROGRAMS FOR HOMEOWNERS IN

PANHANDLE AREA WITH CREDIT PROBLEMS


EquiPrime Mortgage, an
Affiliate of First Federal
Bank, has announced that its
Panama City branch can
release mortgage money to
customers turned down by
other financial institutions.
This is intended to fill the
gap where, conventional
leaders have refused to go.
The lender has created spe-
cial loan programs for peo-
ple with tax liens, credit
problems, previous bankrupt
.homeowners, high-debt
ratios, collections and judge-
ments. the lender also
announced that these mort-
gage loans are available with
cash out for any purpose.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE,
ftf .N ...A .f l.. Im Am 110. 0


'hibits them from obtaining
"mortgage loans from other
lending institutions. Typical-
ly, these homeowners range
from lower income to pro-
fessionals holding mortgages
up to $450,000. Many have
experienced temporary un-
employment, family emer-
gencies or uncontrollable
situations that result in poor
credit.
Quoting Ted Murkerson,
Vice President of Operations
in Panama City, "EquiPrime
Mortgage understands that
credit problems do not make
people bad. Everyone has
financial difficulties some-
time in their lives. We, at
EquiPrime, want to make a
difference in those people's
lives."


PROBLEM LWAN SPECIALIST
SOUlT14PAST LihFliD WIT14


Research conducted by
EquiPrime Mortgage con-
cluded that majority of the
homeowners have some type
of credit problems that pro-


VW WIIIhrfl ll illlI IIIIII
LOCAL FLAVOR
Even though EquiPrime
is fast becoming a leader in
the mortgage industry in the


Southeast, the lender still
maintains its local branches
to provide the service
demanded by its customers.
Quoting Mr. Murkerson,
"Customer Service has
become secondary to most
companies. We at EquiPrime
pride ourselves in maintain-
ing that customer service is
our most important quality."
For more information
contact Ted .Murkerson or
Brenda Grubb, Assistant
Vice-President at 1-800-
801-7367 at their Panama
City branch. Mortgage loans
are made from $15,000 to
$450,000.

EquiPrime

Mortgage, an

affiliate of First

Federal Bank

1-800-801-7367
1te il/9S7


MB Family History

Center Resumes


The Mexico Beach Family
History Center, located at 318
Robin Lane (off 15th Street) in
Mexico Beach, is resuming its
regular, hours of operation, on
Tuesday, September 9.
Family history researchers
may now use the facility on
Tuesday from 1 to 8 pm, and on
Thursday from 12 to 4 pm.
The Family History Center
has over 100 census films, main-
ly for Florida,. Georgia and
Virginia. Available to researchers
are one computer with all the
family search 'software and CD's
available, .two microfilm readers,
and two microfiche readers.
Researchers are urged to call
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GCCC Plans Small

Business Seminar
Gulf Coast Community
College's Small Business
Development Center will offer a
seminar entitled. "Steps to
Starting a Small Business," 'on
Thursday. September 18 from 6
to 9 p.m. at the Port St. Joe/Gulf
County Library.
Are you compatible with
small business ownership? js
your idea feasible? Topics also
include a discussion on organiza-
Uional requirements and licensing
for a small business in Flonda.
personal financial assessment.
credit checks, defining who is
your customer, location consider-
ations, and employee require-
ments.
ReservaUtons may be made by
paying a $15.00 registration fee ini
advance at the Port St. Joe-Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce
(850) 227-1223. For additional
information call the Small
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Port St. Joe High School's
"Project Graduation 1998" will be
accepting donations at ..every
home football game this season
for a giant giveaway to benefit
their efforts. Three fabulous
prizes have been donated for this;
event and will be given away at
the St Joe vs. Apalachicola game,
the last home game of the season.
The prizes offered are a
Zenith giant screen 35" color T.V.,
a deluxe charbroll outdoor gas
grill, and a $100.00 cash prize.
The value of these prizes totals
over $1700.00.
A donation of $5 will earn you
a chance .to take home .one of
these great prizes. Donations can
be made at the front gate of any
home game or to any student in
the 1998 senior class. Your help
in supporting this worthwhile
project is very much appreciated.




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Cross Country Opens Season; Led By Five Seniors
Last Saturday the Port St. Pack" placed first among the four 51.' They were trailed by Florida placed first overall among the 35 be Maclay, Wewahitchka and Port senior Chad Thompson
JoeHigh School boys cross coun- participating schools with 33 High whose runners competed runners with a time 'of 17:03; in St. Joe. Last season, Wewahitch-, six year. member of
ty.-team opened their 1997 sea- points. Marianna was second with but failed to score as a team. second was Cedric Gillette of ka finished as state runner-up, country team and is a
son in Marianna. The "Purple 44 points and Maclay third with Ted Howell of Marianna 'Marianna (17:08). while Maclay placed third at state. state qualifier.
-t11. -,__ _. in the ldis- "Despite the loss of


1997Port St. Joe "Purple Pack"
Kneeling (1 to r) are Mike Kennedy, Rod Givens, Jeff Schweikert, Adam White and John
Watkins. Standing are Jason'Holmes, Chad Thompson, Robbie Dixson, Kelon M'cNair and Coach,
Scott Gowan.


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T1he top runners 1R L *" ,-
trict are Luke arid James Taunton
of Wewahltchka; Thure Caire,
Justin Andrews and' Caleb
Conner of Maclay;, and Chad
Thompson, Keion McNair, Rod
Givens and Jeff Schweikert of
Port St. Joe.
The Purple Pack will be led by,


n. Chad is a
the cross
three time
f Gabe and


Germain Clark, Nick Sweazy and
Eric Sellers, I feel this team can
be just as good as last year's state
runner-up team. We have experi-
ence [five seniors], talent and a
group of young :men who know
how to win," stated the, team's
(See CROSS on Page 11)


PUBLIC NOTICE


The Gulf County Economic


Deve-


nChad Thompson recorded theLU
highest' finish for the Sharks as
he placed third with a close time
of 17:35.
Other members of the team
who competed in the meet were:
Rod Givens, 4th, 17:38; Jeff
Schweikert, 5th, 17:53; Keiori
McNair, 6th, 18:02; Jason
Holmes. 15th, 18:51; and Mike
Kennedy, 16th, 18:58.
Middle School Team
STwo- members ,of the boys
middle school team competed in
the two mile race. John Watkins
recorded a time of 12:53, while
Dusty Crews finished with a time
of 19:09. .
Upcoming Meet
This weekend the 'team will
travel .to Tallahassee where they
will compete in the Lincoln
Invitational at Tom Brown Park.
Season Outlook
In 1996, the Purple Pack
enjoyed their finest season ever.
The team had three athletes'earn
All-State honors as they finished
as state runner-up in Class 3A.
In 1997, the Sharks will drop'
down in classification to Class 2A.
The team will compete in District
I along with Apalachicola, Aucilla
Christian, Freeport, Jay, Maclay,
North Florida Christian, Pensa-'
cola Christian, Sneads and
Wewahitchka.
The top boys' teams figure to


Monday, September 15,


1997 at


6:30 p.m., E.D.T., in the County


Commissioners'


Meeting Room


the Gulf County Courthouse in Port

St. Joe, Florida. Limited seating will

be available for the public.

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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 11, 1997 PAGE 11B


Gators Chomp Way



To #7 State Rankings

Gators Rush For 389 Yards To Open Season With 31-20 Victory


The Wewahitchka Gators
football team opened the 1997
season with a big win over
Freeport this past Friday night.
Ranked #7 in state polls, the


point try was good. .
Huyna gave the Gators a 10-0
lead, kicking a 22 yard field goal
with 11:13 left In the second
quarter. Freeport narrowed the


scored the only other touchdown
in the game late in the fourth
quarter off a 29 yard pass.
Billy Parker led the offense for
the Gators with 223 yards rush-
ing and Ike Mincy added another
136 yards rushing. Champ
Traylor was four of eight passing
for 74 yards and had two inter-
ceptions.
Ike Mincy led the defense with
11 tackles and Jack Husband fol-
lowed with 10 tackles. Buddy Ake
anrid Bunk' Hysmith each had
eight tackles on the night.
The Gators will be on the road
again this Friday night, traveling
to Carrabelle for a district.match-
up with the Panthers..


Billy Parker (22) rushed for 223 yards against Freeport in the;
Gators 31-20 win to open the season Friday night.


1997-98 Wewahitchka High School Cheerleaders
Pictured- above are members of the following Wewahitchka High School cheerleading squads:
WHS. Varsity: Amy Owens (Captain), Amy St. Clair (Co-Captain), Mandy Little, Dawn Gortman,
Kelly Waters, Joni Whittington, Jahn Wycoff, Stephanie Alderman, LaTasha Hampton, Karen Hall
and Kim Whitfield, sponsor.
WHS Junior Varsity: Nicole Williamson (Captain), Jana Traylor, Judith Husband, Kelli Jackson,
Mona Adkins, Hope Coleman, Collondra Jones, Tanisha Keith, Christina Ward, Cerelle Hanes and
Renece Forehand, sponsor.
WHS Basketball: Heather Vertress (Captain), Ashley Calica, Charli Taylor, Denise Clayton and
Betina Yarrell.


'Wewa Cheerleaders Get


Ike Mincy (35) grinds out
some tough yards up the middle.
Gators took the momentum early "*,
when Champ Traylor intercepted
a pass with 11:39 left in the first
'quarter. We.va drove the ball
downfield on their opening pos-
session and Billy Parker capped
off the drive with' a 35 yard touch-
down run with 8:32 left in the
first quarter. Jim Huyna's extra

Cross--from Page 10
coach, Scott Gowan.
He went on to say of the com-
ing schedule, "Our goal this sea-
son is to improve each week and
make a run at the state title. If
these young men will make a
commitment to hard work, then I
feel that they will have a chance."
1997 Cross Country Schedule
9/06 Marianna A
9/13 Lincoln A
9/20 Bay Co. Meet A
9/27 FSU Invitational A
10/11 Maclay Invitational A
,10/18 Eagle Invitational A
10/25 Panhandle Championship A
11/01 Shark Invitational H
11/15 District TBA
11/22 State Championships Jax


lead to 10-6 after a 75 yard run .
with 10:12 left in the second -
quarter. "
The Gators bounced back
with another drive that was high-
. lighted by a 35 yard touchdown
run by Ike Mincy. Huyna's extra.
point gave the Gators a 17-6 lead
at halftime.
Wewa struck early in the sec-
ond half of play when Billy parker
ran 54 yards for a touchdown P.
with 11:11 left in the third quar-
ter. Huyna's extra point' was ,good Quarterback Chamn
to give the Gators a 24-6 lead. (7) gains yardage on a k
Freeport narrowed .the lead to
24-14 on a 37 yard touchdown score by Quarters:
followed by a two point conversion Freepoaat 7 0 61
with 6:12 left in the third quarter. ree STATISTICS
On Freeport's next posses- STATISTICS
sion, they snapped the ball over WEWA
the punter's head on fourth down First Downs 12
and Wewa recovered it on the one Rushes/Yds. 42/389
yard line. Champ Traylor, con- Passing Yards 74
nected with Tripp Atchison from Total Yards' 463
six yards out for 'a touchdown Passes 4/8/2'
with 2:19 left in the third quarter. Fumbles/Lost 2/2-
Hiyna's extra point was good to Penaltiep/a rds ..8/55
give Wewa a 3!-14' ead. Freeport Punts, 1/30


The Florida Diamond Kings
recently traveled to the South
American country of Venezuela
and participated in a "Tour of
Baseball". The team visited four
cities and played five games and
finished with a 3-2 record.
The Diamond Kings complet-.,
ed the five, month season with a
41-9 record and the 13 year old.
U.S. National Championship title.;'
While' in Venezuela, the team
was treated by the local baseball
academies to several special
events including playing in a
45,000 seat professional stadium
and a day of snorkeling.and boat-
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The Diamond Kings are
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against the Japanese national
teams.
Three Gulf County young
men are members of the team.
'They include Blake Rish and
Brandon Jones of Wewahitchka
and Adam Hamm of Port St. Joe.
Diamond Kings' left fielder
Tyler Rose (son of baseball's
hit king Pete Rose) is shown in
the photo at right batting
against the Maltin Polar
Baseball Academy.
The Kings and Polar team
posed for the photo below pri-
or to the first game of the tour.


Rating a
Community College. The girls had
an excellent opportunity to com-: ,
pete for top honors while learning
new material for the upcoming
school year.
Schools from as far as
'Hattiesburg, Mississippi to
Slocomb, Alabama, as well as,
both Gulf County high schools
attended this camp. Hattiesburg
High School won Overall Top
Honors, however. Gulf County
was well represented by both
Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe
cheerleaders.
The WHS varsity squad was
rated "Superior" on four of five'
evaluations, with one rating of
"Excellent" in a chant evaluation.
In addition, the varsity was
awarded the highest honor of
spirit, a red-white-blue NCA Spirit
Stick. on all three days of compe-
tUUon.
WHS varsity also competed in
a bid for NCA National Events-
Cheer Division performing a home
cheer on the first day of competi-
tion. On the final day, the varsity
Gators won the NCA Overall Spirit
Award for. the ,entire camp. This
award is given to the onesquad
who has added the most spirit to
the camp all week.
The WHS junior varsity squad,
was given four "Superior" ratings,
and one "Excellent". They received
the Spirit Stick for two of three
days of competition. This is a new
squad with only two returning
members, along with eight new
cheerleaders.
The WHS basketball squad,
also made up of five new cheer--
leaders, had an excellent camp.


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This squad improved- with out-
standing ratings up to a.,,
"Superior" on- the final day of
competition.,
NCA instructors selected four
WHS cheerleaders as All-
American nominees: Amy Owens
(Varsity Captain). Mandy Little
and Joni WhitUngton. and Nicole
Williamson (Junior Varsity
Captain).
Little and Whittington will go
on to: represent WHS in the
Outback Bowl in Tampa on
January 1, 1998. They will per-
form in the pre-game show, and
then later attend a special party
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Sharks Sting Yellow Jackets

Port St. Joe Opens Class AA Debut With 27-0 Win and #8 State Ranking


Jenkins Enjoying


Pro Baseball Start


After -,having a prestigious
career at Port St. Joe High, Brian
Jenkins set his goals to make it to
Shea Stadium when the fifth
round draft pick signed with the
New York Mets. Jenkins spent the
summer in Port St. Lucie, home of
the New York Mets' Gulf Coast'
Rookie League and Single A
teams.
'Jenkins played for the Gulf
Coast Rookie League team. which
played against other rookie teams
from the Expos, Marlins, Braves,
Yankees, Rangers and the Reds
organizations. The schedule con-
sisted of 48 games playing two
games a day, one inter-squad and
one that counted on the Rookie
League schedule.


Brian Jenkins
Brian spent most of his play-
ing time at third base and fin-
ished with a .385 batting average
in 98 at bats. He also had two
home runs and three triples.
When asked what his most
memorable events of this summer
were, Jenkins. answered,
"Number one would have to be my
first home run that went 429 feet,
and number two, when I threw
out a runner from the Rangers
[when he was catching] who .was
42 of 42 in stolen base attempts."
"I loved it, we got to scrim-
mage against some of the Mets'
Major League players when they
were down rehabbing. I hit two
home runs off two of the Mets'
starting pitchers," said Jenkins.
"It's not like high school base-
ball, the pitching is a lot more
,consistent and faster, and there
are very few errors made. What


was a base hit in high school is a
routine play in the pros," said
Jenkins.
"I didn't get off to a good start,
I struck out my first eight at bats.
I was still used to high school
pitching. Like on a three and two
count, in high school I could sit
on a fast ball, but now I don't
know what they might throw
because the pitchers can throw
anything for a strike," said Brian.
"The biggest difference is the
variety of pitches that pitchers
throw. The slowest pitcher I faced
threw in the low 90's and the
fastest was clocked at 102 mph,.
but he didn't know where it was
going."
"Switching to the wooden bats
is a big difference, but hitting
instructor Frank Howard [in
record book with the longest
home run ever at 629 feet] helped
nme get through the transition
with a lot of extra batting prac-
tice," said Jenkins.
Brian will report back to Port
St. Lucie to finish out the remain-
ing two weeks of play with the
Single A team this weekend. Then
he reports to West Palm Beach for
two weeks of Instructional
League. Instructional League will
consist of players from Rookie
League through Triple A. As of
now, Brian will be with the Single
A team in Port St. Lucie at the
beginning of next season.

Bicycle Rodeo
The Port St. .Joe Police
Department was happy to spon-
sor the 1997 bicycle rodeo last
weekend'. The rodeo was very suc-
cessful due to the help of different
area organizations.
The police department would
like to thank the Veterans of
Foreign Wars Local Post #10069
for their support by supplying
and preparing food and drinks,
and helping with the program.
Also, thanks to the Citizens
Patrol Unit of Port St. Joe and all
the other volunteers for their help
in this event.
A special thanks to all the
young people that came out to
participate in the bicycle rodeo.

P.S.J.M.S. Athletic'
Boosters Organizing
There will be an organization-
al meeting of the Port St. Joe
Middle School Athletic Boosters
on Tuesday, September 16th
immediately following the sched-
uled "Open House".
All parents or others interest-
ed in supporting the sports pro-
grams 'involving seventh and
eighth grade boys and girls are
encouraged to attend.


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Head football coach and
Athletic Director Chuck gannon
said the young, inexperienced
Sharks should improve as the
season progresses. You could see
it happening Friday night as they ;
got off to a sluggish start against
the Chattahoochee Yellow*
Jackets, then reeled off 27 LI nan- n
swered points in the second and
third quarters to sting the Jackets
27-0.
Defense was the big story for
the Sharks, who held their oppo-
nents to just 77 yards of total
offense, yielding only four first
downs.
Three third quarter touch-'
downs by tailback Wayne
Summers on runs of one, 18 and
nine yards highlighted the offen-
sive output for St. Joe.
The Sharks drew first blood
midway through the second quar-
ter when Rod Chambers scam-
pered nine yards to cap off a six
play' 44 yard scoring drive.
Quarterback Jarred Patter-
son connected with Jason Brant
for 16 yards and Wayne Summers
gained 13 yards to the nine yard
line to set up the score. Summers'
extra point gave the Sharks a 7-0
halftime lead.
St. Joe went on a scoring
frenzy in the third quarter, scor- '
ing on drives of 59, 18 and 47 Vt
yards.


Shark quarterback Jarred Patterson (11) sets in the pocket as his offensive line holds back the
Jacket defense. Patterson completed four of nine passes for 92 yards while the Shark rushing unit
gained 175 yards for the night.


Coach Gannon commented
that the major difference between
this week's game and last week's
kick-off tune-up was good physi-
cal defensive play.
Jason Brant led all tacklers
with nine (two for losses), followed
by Brett Lowry with seven, who
also had two tackles for a loss.
Kyle Adkison, Jim Faison, -Rod
Chambers, Davin Baxter,
Jermaine Peterson and Mario
Swanston had five tackles each.
Wayne Summers provided the
only Shark interception and
'Jason Brant, Travis Woullard and
Stephen Lowrey had one sack
each on the Yellow Jacket quar-
terback.
Woullard and John Gainous
recovered fumbles for the Sharks.
Summers rushed 14 times for
62 yards and three touchdowns to
lead all rushers. Rod Chambers
added 42 yards and one touch-
down on five carries, and Jim
Falson 16 yards off seven carries.


Jim Faison (12) rides down Yellow Jacket quarterback Charles
McMillan for a sack during Friday's opening game for the Sharks.
Faison and the rest of the Shark defensive unit held the Jackets to
just 77 total yards on the night.

Gulf Rifle Club Matches


The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
two 'pistol matches, a .22 RF
bullseye and a hunter metallic sil-
houette match, on Saturday
morning,. September 13th.
Registration and set-up will start
at 8:30 a.m. and the bullseye
match will begin at 9:00.
This match is restricted to .22
RF handguns and consists of 90
shots fired at bullseye targets
placed 25 yards .from the firing
line. The match is divided into
three stages of firing (slow fire,
timed fire and rapid fire) with 30


shots fired in each stage.
After the completion of the
bullseye match the metallic sil-
houette match will be shot. This
match consists of 40 shots and
any handgun caliber may be used
that does not damage the metal
targets. The match uses four
groups of five steel targets placed
at 40 to 100 yards from the firing
line.
All haridgun shooters .are
invited to participate in these
matches. Trophies will be award-
ed in both matches.


There are times
standard filling of silv
gam or composite filling
be used to restore
Often, in these cases,
must be made.
Your dentist will kn
this is necessary. B
when so much of a too
that he or she cannot
sufficient physical rete
a normal restoration (t
principle that holds or
in the tooth), then
must be made and c
into or onto a tooth.
The crown is made
ing an accurate impre
the prepared tooth. The
are formed with stone


Jarred Patterson- connected
on four of nine pass attempts for
92 yards. Chambers caught one
pass for 44 yards, Faison, one
catch- for 13 yards,' James,
Daniels, one for 22, and Jason
Brant, one for 16 yards.
The #8 state ranked Sharks
will travel to Sneads Friday night
for a 7:30 kick-off against the
Pirates.
STAT SHEET
Score by Quarters:
Chattahoochee 0 0 0 0 0
Port St. Joe 0 7 20 ,0 27


STATISTICS
PSJ
First Downs 12
Rushes/Yds. 39/175
Passing Yards 92
Total Yards 267-
Passes 4/9/0
Fumbles/Lost 2/2
Penaluies/Yards 6/55
Punts 2/36


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Rotary Club Hears FCPC Version of Proposal to Change WWTP Management


Ferrell Allen, manager of Flor-
ida Coast Paper Company mill
here in Port St. Joe,. described a
proposal he was making to the
city commission which, he
claimed, would benefit the city by
the removal of responsibility of a
tremendous liability and would
allow his firm to be more competi-
tive in the paper market.



Statewide

Gator

Harvest


Underway
When September 1, arrived
scores of individuals began to
venture out on select Florida
waterways to participate in the
state's 10th annual public waters
alligator harvest. The harvest
runs September. 1st through
30th.
This year 728 alligator
4 "hunters" were randomly selected
from the pool of 13,810 appli-
cants. Most of the successful
applicants have already
purchased their trapping licenses
which will allow them to take no
more than five alligators.'
For Florida residents .the
license costs $250, riori-residehts
pay $1,000. Each licensed trap-
per is also allowed toi purchase
$50 alligator trappinrg-agent
licenses for assistants ':to help
during the harvest. Trapping-
agents are not allowed to hunt
independent of the licensed alliga-
tor trapper.
Harry Dutton, assistant
leader for the Florida Game aid
'Fresh Water Fish Commission's
Alligator Management Section,
says the annual hunt provides a
.recreational opportunity for the
taking of a naturally, renewable
resource the alligator.
While no one knows precisely
how many alligators are in the
wild and how many young survive
every year, the harvest accounts
for only a small percentage of the
adult alligator population.
"In the spring we complete
on-site surveys on water bodies
under consideration for the hunt
anld thin use i ro fLir to d t&r-
Smine the population size of alliga-"'
tors on those water bodies."
Dutton said. "The decision to
allow hunting on any water body
also takes into account whether
the alligator population is declin-
ing or is of sufficient size to sup-
port a harvest."
Although there are 34 wate:
bodies open to alligator hunting,
throughout the state, only there.
areas had enough alligators fo
hunting in the Northwest Regior
They are Lake Seminole (Florid
portion only), Lake lamonia 'arid
Lake Miccosukee.
The harvest is divided into
two phases: September 1 to 15
and September 16 to 30. Each
selected hunter is assigned to one
phase only. Hunting hours begin
one-half hour before sunset and
end one-half hour after sunrise
during both phases.
"Most of the people who get
involved do so for the recreational
aspect. They usually want some
meat and to sell their alligators to
a licensed alligator processor to
recoup the cost of their license,"
he said.
Legal harvest methods
include gigs or harpoons, snares,
,snatch 'hooks and. bows-and-'
:arrows or crossbows if the projec-
tile is attached to a restraining
line. Firearms are prohibited.


Announces New Fire
Management Plan
Project Leader Donald J.
Kosin announces the develop-
ment of a new fire management
plan that will carry St. Vincent
National Wildlife Refuge (NWR)
into the 21st Century.
The purpose of the fire man-
agement plan is to provide objec-
tives and guidelines for managing
the approximately 12,490 acres of
habitat on St. Vincent NWR. It will
meet the Fish and Wildlife Service
requirement that all refuges that
have vegetation which is capable
of sustaining fire, develop a plan
to manage fire.
Fire has historically played a
major role in the evolution of the
ecosystems. This fire manage-
ment plan is a detailed program of
action to implement historical


and accepted fire management
policies and objectives, and
address present and future sup-
pression requirements.
The public is invited to review
the plan during the month of
September of this year. It will be
A available for review and comment'
at 479 Market Street, (Harbor
Master House, Scipio Creek)
Apalachicola, Florida 32320.


Allen proposed a plan for the
city to divest itself of the Waste-
water- Treatment Plant, turning
its ownership and operation over
to a newly created non-profit cor-
poration, thereby helping to meet
both objectives.
Allen said it would help his
company save on its tremendous
expense of treating used water
before it is expelled into St. Jo-
seph Bay. He showed statistics
from the 13 communities in the
United States owning the same


type treatment operation and
containing paper mills. The Port
St. Joe operation was at the top
for mill treatment expense, by a
great margin. His figures showed
the second highest figure for
treatment was still only half the
amount for his mill. "This con-
cerns us," he said. "It means we
will be faced with a continuous
high waste water treatment cost
to factor into the expense of mak-
ing our product. Our heavy ex-
pense played a major part in hav-
Ing .to suffer four months' down


time when the bottom recently
fell out of the liner board market.".
"City Owned" Is the
Cause of Problems
Allen claimed the fact that
the local plant'was municipally
owned caused the Environmen 1I
Protection Agency to assign more
stringent treatment requirements
than it' would face if it were a
non-for-profit corporation opera-
tion.
"The city has tried on several
occasions to have the local plant


designated an industrial rather
than a municipal operation, but,
since the plant is owned by the
city, they have been turned
down-most recently, this year."
"The agreement, turning own-
ership over to a not-for-profit cor-
poration could be drawn in such
a manner than the city could get
it back with a simple vote of the
city commission, if the plan
doesn't work out to the satisfac-
tion of everybody," Allen said. "It's
a win, win situation," he contin-
ued.


"Let me say, right now, the
treatment plant has received ex-
cellent guidance and operation.
The city has done an excellent job
in management. It's just that
their hands are tied in imposing
these stringent limitations which
wouldn't be so binding if it wer-
en't a city-owned operation," he
said.
Allen was assisted in his
presentation by Bill Antley, an
operations official, and Tom
Clements, environmental engi-
neer for Florida Coast Paper.-


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PAGE 2B i'HE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1997


An Open Letter


To


The Citizens of Port St. Joe.. .


Dear Fellow Citizens:

As you know, this has been a challenging year for the paper
industry in general and Florida Coast Paper Company in particular.
Although the mill is in operation again, we still face the larger chal-
lenge of becoming a viable, profitable operation that can compete in
the world markets. To achieve this, we must examine every aspect of
our operation and seek every opportunity to become more efficient
and cost-effective.

We feel one opportunity that would benefit us all is in making
changes to the wastewater treatment system that serves the City,
Arizona Chemical and Florida Coast.

On August 27, Florida Coast proposed to the City of Port St. Joe
that the existing Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) be desig-
nated as an industrial treatment plant and that a non-for-profit corpo-
'ration be formed to manage the system. Arizona Chemical Company
management has tentatively endorsed the proposal. The Commission
recommended that the facts of this proposal be made public so a
consensus could be sought.

This proposal holds definite adVantages to everyone involved -
both companies, the City, and you, its citizens. In short, it would
mean

A savings of approximately $120,000 to the City as,a result of the
City receiving wastewater treatment at no cost. This amount could
represent between one-third and one-half of the sewer portion of
your water/sewer bill.

*'Improved efficiency and reduced costs by the elimination of expen-
sive requirements placed on POTWs requirements that have no
effect on the environment since permit limits under which the plant
operates would not change under the new proposal;

Reduced costs for Arizona Chemical Company and Florida Coast
(for Florida Coast, which pays approximately 95% of the costs, sav-
, ,'- ,ings would be between one and two million dollars annually); ,

Protection to the city in the event of a major problem with the sys-
tem, allowance for some of the cash reserves now held by the
POTW to be put to other uses by the City, and less tax money would
be spent by the City in the administration of the system;


Brief background on the current system

Although approximately 98%,of the water treated comes from
Florida Coast and Arizona Chemical Company, the wastewater sys-
tem is designated as a POTW or "domestic" system solely because of
the City's ownership. As such, the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) requires certain conditions, geared specifically to the treatment
of predominantly domestic sewage, that are extremely expensive. For
example, domestic systems require pretreatment, which is unneces-
sary for industrial wastewater. The direct cost of the pretreatment
requirement is more than $150,000 per year, and indirectly costs
Florida Coast almost twice that amount. On July 30, 1997, an appeal
of this classification was rejected by EPA, thus subjecting the system
to those requirements.

In order to qualify as an "industrial" system, the facility must be
transferred from city ownership to the ownership and management by
a non-for-profit organization. This non-for-profit organization would
assume all debts of the facility and operate it based on a contract
between the City, Arizona Chemical and Florida Coast (and any
future users). Management would consist of a Board of Directors rep-
resenting those parties. Let me emphasize that we have no problem
with the job done under the City's management.

Safeguards will protect City and its citizens

Numerous safeguards are built into this proposal to assure the
City and its citizens that the facility will be managed in a proper man-
ner. For example, the City will be the sponsoring entity and will
approve all budgets and rates. There will be no profits, since the non-
for-profit entity cannot make profits. No money can be released to any
organization or individual, other than a small salary for directors,
which is currently proposed to be $400 per month.


Additionally, the system would, of course, be open for new partic-
ipants as part of the area's long-sought economic expansion. The
more companies that are paying customers of the plant, the less each
would have to pay. The reduced costs that would be achieved by the
new proposal could be an important additional incentive for a new
company to choose Port St. Joe.

The current system has cash reserves of about $3 million, pri-
marily derived from prior payments by the industrial users. While most
of this would stay with the plant, a portion would be given to the City
and used in any way the City chooses. The exact split will be deter-
mined as part of the final agreement. The remainder would be held by
the non-for-profit organization for operating contingencies. Since the
non-for-profit organization will be audited yearly by an auditor select-
ed by the City (and paid for by the non-for-profit), all parties can be
assured that the cash reserves would not be spent for anything
except their intended use.

And, if the City ever felt the new plan was not working out, it
could take over the plant whenever it wanted by assuming the exist-
ing debt.

How would the new system be managed?

The proposed non-for-profit organization would have a Board of
Directors. The initial board would consist of a City Representative, an
Arizona Chemical Representative, and two Florida Coast representa-
tives. They would then elect a fifth board member. After five years, a
new five person board would be created. Three seats would be filled
by a representative from the City, Arizona Chemical, and Florida
Coast. The two non-designated board openings would be filled by
elections, with votes assigned by the amount of flow sent to the
wastewater plant.

What about the jobs of the current system's
employees?

We have committed not to make,.any,,reductions in the-plant's.
staffing level for at least a year. Further, these employees would,.,
remain employees of the City'(under contract t6 the non-for-profit) to
safeguard their pensions and other benefits. After a year, any reduc-
tions will be through retirement, attrition, or by transfer to the City or
to other agreed upon job opportunities, such as with Florida Coast or
Arizona Chemical.

We would expect many of the jobs at the treatment plant to
change. For example, a pretreatment coordinator would no longer be
needed since pretreatment would no longer.be required. This person
will still have a job, at the same or higher pay, but may be filling out
grant applications instead of monitoring pretreatment compliance.

Long-Term Objectives

Florida Coast's goal, if we are to remain .competitive and safe-
guard the long-term jobs of the Florida Coast employees and others
in Gulf County who rely on the mill, is to become more efficient and'
cost-effective. In doing this, we would not only ensure the economic
viability of the mill, but would lessen the probability of being adverse-
ly affected by market-related outages such as we just experienced.

Because a change in the wastewater treatment system is such an
important step concerning the future of Florida Coast, we feel it is
important to tell you the facts directly. We hope you will agree that it
would, indeed, be a positive step for all parties concerned.

If you have specific questions, please feel free to call us during
working hours at 227-2260.



Ferrel Allen
General Manager


Florida Coast Paper Company









THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 11, 1997. PAGE 3B


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'97-'98 M


Shark Talk
By: Wayne Summers


As fall begins and football is
in the air, Port St. Joe's athletes
are once again stepping up to the
challenge.
The Port St. Joe football
team kicked off their 1997 sea-
son with an impressive victory
over an extremely athletic
Chattahoochee team. The Port
St. Joe squad came out a bit
relaxed, only scoring seven
points in the first half; but
through an inspira-
tional talk by the
head coach at half-
time, the team came
out very enthusias- ,
tic and shut out ,
Chattahoochee by a "'
score of 27-0.
The varsity vol- 0 A
leyball team opened '
their 1997 season
last week with hard K L
fought matches
against Altha and
Mosley, but unfortunately came
out on the losing end. Thursday,
the J.V. team had an Impressive
victory over Bristol. Although the
varsity team played them close,
they came up on the losing end.
The cross country team
opened their season Saturday
with a win over Marianna,
Maclay and Florida High. The


Sharks were led by senior Chad
Thompson who placed third
overall with a time of 17:35. The
cross country team hopes to bet-
ter last year's state runner-up
with a state championship this
year.
The guidance office would
like to remind all-students and
parents of the upcoming Open
House on Tuesday, September
- _p. 16 at 5:00 p.m. Also,
progress reports will
be sent home on
Thursday, Septem-
.ber 11.


will be $8.5


If any sopho-
mores or juniors are
interested in taking
the PSAT, you must
sign up in the guid-
ance office by no
later than Septem-
ber 24. The registra-
tion fee for this test


Anyone interested in taking
the SAT on October 4th must
register no later than September
9th. If the test fees prevent any
student from taking either of
these tests, please see Mrs.
Witten in the guidance office at'
the high school about a possible
fee waiver.


Bulldog News

Port St. Joe Elementary School

"Students Of The Week" will take place on Thursday,
Congratulations to our September 18. Please meet in the
"Students of the Week" auditorium for a business meet-
Miranda Kilbourne, Marquisia ing to begin at 6:30 p.m. We look
Clemmons, Amber Bragdon, forward to seeing you.
Leland Ray, Leeann I~ins, and Scho Hours' -
t Erin Hill.
,*enra -i -':t -' .,,< School-begins-at 7:50 aind Is f
General Mills dismissed at 2:18. It is very-
Our school is collecting important that students arrive to
General Mills cereal box tops. school on time. Thanks parents!
Please send -your box tops to School Store
school today. Our Bulldog School Store is
Ice Cream now open before school. Students
Ice cream will be sold during, may purchase items needed for
lunch. You must have correct school at the store.


change (50 cents) in order to buy
ice cream. ':-
Volunteers Wanted
, Port St. Joe Elementary
School is looking for volunteers
for the 1997-98 school year. 'We,
are looking for people who can
give, at least one hour arweek. The
benefits (smiles, thanks apprecia-
tion) are greatly If you are interest-
ed in Volunteering, please call
Cindy Belin at 227-1221.
Progress Reports
Progress reports will be sent.
home on Thursday, September 11
(today). If you would like tosched-
ule a parent/teacher conference,
please call 227-1221.
P.T.O. Open House
Our annual "Open. House"


PORT
ST.
JOE


Middle

School News



BY LISA CURRY
Labor Day vacation has come
and gone as we approach the mid-


Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
SEPTEMBER 15-19, 1997

MON-Pizza, Sliced Peaches,
Tossed Salad, Milk and Cookie.
TUES-Chicken, Rice with
Gravy, Green Beans, Apple-
sauce, Roll and Milk.
WEDS-Meat and Cheese
Sandwich, French Fries,
Bread, Milk and Cookie.
THURS-Lasagna, Tossed
Salad, Mixed Fruit Cup, Roll
and Milk.
FRI-Breaded Fish, Cole
Slaw, Baked Beans, Bread,
Milk and Dessert.


teacher Inservice
School will not be held on
October 2 and 3 due 'to teacher
inservice days.
Fall Festival
Our Fall Festival will -take
place on Saturday, October 25.
Many volunteers will be needed to
make this a success. This is a big
money-making project for our,
school.
Pre-Kindergartners and
Sixth Graders
You are reminded to begin
immunizations that will 'be
required to enter school next year.
Please contact thehealth depart-
ment at 227-1276 for more infor-
mation.


die of the first nine weeks grading
period. Students are anxiously'
awaiting the grades on the
progress reports which will be
sent home on Thursday,
September 11.
Congratulations to the
"Student of the Week", Lisa Curry.
'Also deserving praise are the
newly elected SGA officers.
School-wide elections were held
last week. The results are as fol-
lows: President John-Patrick
Floyd; Vice-President Brandon
Lyles; Secretary Mary Amerson;
Treasurer Susan Ellmer; and
Senators Laura Wendt and
Jennifer Oksanen.
Port St. Joe Middle School's
annual science fair is currently
scheduled for December 5.
Following the school science fair
is the Chipola Regional Fair,
which usually occurs approxi-
mately one month after the school
fair. If you are interested in
becoming the next Sir Isaac
Newton, now is a good time to
start. For more information, get in
touch with Mr. Joseph Walker,
Sr., at 227-3211.
PSJMS will host an "Open
' House/Back To School ,Night" on,
Tuesday, September, 16 at 6:00
p.m. Parent' representatives for
the School Advisory Council will
be elected on this same evening. If
you are willing to have your name
place on the ballot for the School
Advisory Council, please call the
school at 227-3211 and ask for
Wanda Nixon.
Immediately following the


"Deadlines" .
Holidays are great-but when
you come back on a Tuesday, it
throws your schedules off. Last
week our column was faxed to The
Star on Wednesday-a day after
our deadline. There was just
enough going on that no one
remembered. Maybe no one
noticed!
The Gators opened strong
against Freeport, but it was a
costly win, as veteran Randall
Holden went down with a knee
injury that will keep him otit for
the rest of the season. Before it
was over, several young inexperi-
enced players had to fill in as
fatigue and cramps took their toll.
Volleyball got their second
win as they defeated Apalachicola
Friday. Keep up the good work
girls. They went to Bay on
Monday this week and then
Marianna on Thursday (5:00
p.m.).
J.V. football goes to Graceville,
Thursday at 6:30, and the varsity
goes to Carrabelle at 7:00 p.m. on


From the Principal of

Wewahitchka I


High School

by Larry A. Mathes


Friday-so follow the Gators. (I
noticed thousands followed
Florida State and Tennessee to
the West Coast Saturday for
games.)
Students who must take and
pass the HSCT in the first week of
October are presently being iden-
tified and 'prepared to take the
test, which features a lot of math
and language arts. They must
pass this test to receive a stan-
dard diploma.
One of our main improvement
goals this year is to show a size-
able gain in the number of stu-
dents passing both sections of the


Wewahitchka A

Elementary

News...
By Linda Whitfield


Over $500 Cleared At Fun
Friday For Fourth Graders
Parents. teachers, and
friends, we appreciate your help-
ing us out at the Fun
Friday/Back To School Bash. We
cleared over $500. This will great-
ly help out our fourth graders as
they plan to go to Space Camp. If
anyone would like to sponsor one
student, please call the school.
We still'need lots of help. Thank
you.
Generation Gap
As a special treat, Joe and
Alisa Walker bought tickets to the
James Taylor concert in
Tallahassee. As Mrs. Walker was
Sharing this: Information with
,,Randy Harperp,.b, ho (,i ,", she the
one who sang, "'Ooh;, I. feel good?"
No, that was James Brown! itl
Progress Reports
Parents, be looking for
progress reports on Thursday. All
students will receive a progress
report.
Internet Poem
While surfing the net, second
grade teacher, Karen Minger came
across this poem about children.
I'll share a stanza or so each week
until I get it.
We are committed for children
who put chocolate fingers every-
where,
who like to be tickled,
who stomp in puddles and ruin'
their new pants, .
who sneak popsicles before sup-
,per,. ,
'who erase 'holes 'in math work-
books,
who can never find their shoes;
and we are committed for those
who stare at photographers
from behind barbed wire,
who can't bound down the street
in a new pair of sneakers,


Open House, an organizational
meeting of the Port St. Joe Middle
School Athletic Boosters 'will be
held. Be sure to join in before you
leave! .'
Last week, students were
given the opportunity to sign up
for clubs. They had a choice
between the Shark -Cafe, Dive,
Computer, Basketball, Drama,
Pep, Sportsman, Fellowship of
Christian Students, Technology,
Track and Field and Aerobics
Clubs;
Generally, students stay in
the same club for one school year.
This program allows students to
become better acquainted with a
certain hobby and with other kids
with the same interests.
Intramural volleyball games
are scheduled for Monday,
;September 15 and Thursday,
:September 18 at 3:00 p.m. The
first official volleyball game will be.
held at home on Tuesday,
September 16. The Lady Sharks
will bump, set and spike against
Carrabelle at 5:00 p.m.
The middle school football
team will challenge Blountstown,
at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, '-
September 1'1 (today).. at Shark
Stadium. The concession stand
'will feature a full menu, including
hot dogs and hamburgers. Plan to
bring your family and have dinner
while you cheer for the Port St.
Joe Middle School Sharks.
Once again, it has been an
eventful week at Port St. Joe
Middle School. It looks as though


who never counted "potatoes",
who are born in places we would-
n't be caught dead,
who never go to circuses, and
who live in an x-rated world.
Jade Gaskin Is The "Student
Of The Week"
Joe Walker, fifth and sixth
grade teacher, chose Jade Gaskin,
daughter of Jerry and Sharon
Gaskin, as the "Student of the
Week". Her favorite subject in
school is social studies and she
would like to be a lawyer when
she grows up.
She admires her sister,
Crystal, who is now a student at
GCCC. Jade said this about her-
self, "In the fourth grade I made
all A's, except one B, and that was
a 93. This year I am going to try
for all A's. My favorite activity is
riding my four wheeler."
Jade finds school interesting.
She will receive a large pizza from
P.J.'s Restaurant. Congratula-
tions!l
C. P. News
All kinds of goings on and fun
have been happening in the three
CP classrooms. For the past two
weeks, they have been doing a
unit on grandparents. The grand-
parents were invited in to have
cookies and milk and help out on
a quilt. The classes have also
adopted Millergren's Nursing
Home and plan some activities for
the residents there.
Coming Events
School pictures will be taken
and a P.T.O. meeting held on
Tuesday, September 30.


the upcoming week has much in
store for students, faculty, and
Shark fans.
She dives a black jeep and
she thinks she is "Sporty" .
But, we all know that our
Counselor just turned "40".
Happy Birthday, Juanise
Williams!



Band of Gold News
A special thanks to the follow-
ing for their help in the Band of
Gold concession stand Friday
night Connie Mathews,
Caroline Norton, Guy and Becky
White, Owen and Barbara
Oksanen, Kelly and Karen Hicks,
Maureen Survant, Marie
Shurrum, and Jim and Cindy
Belin. Also, thanks to Phil Earley
for his donations of butane gas.
We would like to thank the
following people for their support
by becoming a Band of Gold
Booster... Guy and Becky White,
Wayne and Mary Alford, Bob and
Jean Bearden, Donald and
:Rhonda Thiel, Owen and Barbara
Oksahen, Shurrum's Appliance,
Ben McCroan, Pat and Vivian
Floyd, Leonard and Mary Belin,
and Caroline Norton.
For the cost of only $10.00
you too can become a band boost-
er. Please call Cindy Belin at 647-
5222. All checks should be made
payable to "Port St. Joe Band of
Gold".


test on the first try. Those who
don't pass it must face remedia-
tion and retesting until they do. If
they never pass it, they receive an
attendance only diploma.
This is the week of the first
progress report. Thursday,
September 11 your student will
receive his/her progress report
from each class on the student's
schedule. This report is designed
to alert you to how well or how
poorly your student is doing.
Remember, there will be 4 1/2
weeks to improve. on any deficien-
cies you might.see. Don't hesitate,
to arrange teacher conferences if


you see problems developing.
This year at WHS, we have
about 410 students, give or take
some coming or going. The large
majority of these go to class on
time, cooperate with teachers and
staff, and generally enjoy or at
least tolerate having to be in
school.
A small number of students
have a different attitude towards
school and seem to be able to
cause enough problems for every-
one. Discipline attempts don't
seem to have much of an impact
on someone who has little or no
respect'for.school, others or even
his or her self.
I was particularly impressed
when two istudehts from the
majority came by my office to
remind me of how most students
feel about those who cause most
problems. The discussion lifted
my spirits considerably.
Let's all have a great week-
I'm going to fax this to The Star
today (Monday) so we won't be
late! l


H~w~ a UL"7


Highland View Elementary


by Brittany Crocker and
Meggie Boone
In The Eye Of
The Hurricane .<
We want to say goodbye to
Kathy Arnold, our kindergarten
teacher who has moved to St. Joe
Elementary. Welcome aboard to
Charlotte Willis, our new teacher
for kindergarten.
Meg and I had a chance to'
interview Mrs. Willis during her
coloring activities with her stu-
dents. She said she loves being
here at Highland View. She had
been teaching now for 10 years
and really enjoys working with the
kids. Her new "little ones" and her
past challenge students (she was
our challenge teacher before tak-
ing on her new position) have
been great fun for her.
' Nick Hunter, reporter for
third grade, talked with Mrs..
Elkins about her classes in cur-
sive writing. She says they are
doing well for their first time; also,
doing their 2's, 5's and 10's in
multiplications times tables. Mrs.
Elkins feels that we are on our
way to a great year.

Fifth grade reporter, Aaron
Little, says that they're studying
many things about native
Indians. They not only read about
them in their textbook, but in the
book "Indian In The Cupboard".
October will be the time to visit
fifth grade as they will be having.
an Indian display.
Health News-by Mylissa Brake
All students in grades one


through five are being screened
for height, weight and vision. If
your child fails in vision, the stu-
dent will be re-checked by the
school nurse. If the student fails
the re-screening, you will be noti-
fied by a note or a phone call. If
you have any questions, please
call the school nurse at 227-7256.
BETA Elections .
The BETA Club held their
election of officers this week.
Congratulations to: sixth
graders-Rushelle Lamboy, presi-
dent. Brittany Crocker, vice presi-
dent, and Meggie Boone,
Treasurer; and fifth grader-
Mylissa Brake, secretary.
Assistant Writers ...
The following students are
working with. Meg and I on the
news for the news articles:
BETA Club members-,-
SMargaret' "Sissyr 7Smith (kinder-
garten). Jenny Hersey (1st grade, I
Rushelle Lamboy (2nd), Nick
Hunter (3rd), Anna Craft (4th),
Aaron Little (5th), ,Jennifer Haun
(6th) and Jessica Plair (ESE);
Ashley Sander (principal); Mylissa
Brake (health), and Shawn
Reynolds, David Hopper and
Robert Flowers (reporters/pho-
tographers)
Joke Line .. ..
This week's joke-"What do
you call a rabbit who has
jleds???"
Answer to last week's joke-
: What do yoQu call a dog who digs
up old bones? (answer: a
Barkyologist)


TAho,


The writer of the Lion's Tale is
on vacation, so we are substituting
a letter written by one of our stu-
dents. This letter will tell you a lot
about Faith Christian School.,
, Dear Faith Christian
Faculty and Students,
I wanted to write to thank you
for the last six months! I have
learned a lot, and it has helped me
become stronger in my faith. I'm
glad I was blessed to be taught by
some of the most caring people I've
ever met. Thank you for that, I love
you all very much!! I will miss
everyone so much, words can't
even describe.
Mr. Taylor I'm so glad you.
came to our school, I was blessed
to get the chance to know you. I
wish you luck keeping the "class"
straight! Senora Vincent, even
though this was my first year with
you, I've learned more from you
than any other math teacher I've.
had so far. Gracias!ll
Mrs. Teat, we had a lot of fun
in chorus, you helped me get over
being afraid to talk in front of a
crowd. Mr. Louks, your class had
to be one of my favorite ones last
year. Thanks for tolerating usl
Mrs. Davidson, what can I say but
thank you for everything
Mrs. Stone, I know we were a
handful last year, but you did'well.
I had a lot of fun working on the
year book with you. Mrs. Shonnie,
we had so much fun, I'll never for-
get any of it. Mrs. Jackie, thank
you for being so sweet and under-
standing.
To all the students, I can't
explain how welcome everyone


Lion's Tale

SNews Column

Faith Christian School

- made mie' feel last year when I
came. That means so much to me.
Please remember to always follow
your hearts and God will lead in
the right path, I feel God led me to
Faith Christian so I would know
that I always had a Christian fam-
ily.. I couldn't have asked for a bet-
ter one. I will always be praying for
all of you. I know no matter what I
will see all of you again, I can't
wait
To my class, what can I say,
you all are so special. I hope you
all have a great year. I love you all
so much and I'm really going to
miss ya'll! We had a lot of fun, ya'll
are very crazy. Don't let anyone
take my place (just kidding)!
Eroica and Suzanne good luck in
college next year I'm sure you both
will do great.
I just want everyone to know
that the reason I'm leaving has
nothing to do with any of you. This
is what I feel is the best for me, I
believe God thinks so too. I've been
praying about this for a long time.
I asked God to lead me to where
He thought was best, and I believe
He did.
Well thank you all again and
please everyone write me. I would
love to know what's going -on in
everyone's life. I love ya'll I I I !
Your sister in Christ,
Piper Redmond


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PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 11, 1997

MEDITATIONS OF A
flituntri 1 readi

By LOWELL F. ADAMS







A LADY TOLD ME RECENTLY, she did not enjoy
going to church very much any more. "I always considered
the music program part of the worship service," she said.
"But now it has become an entertainment activity. People
applaud, and even whistle sometimes. What has happened
to our church services?" she asked. "Entertainers even sell
tapes and stuff in the church!"
I had to agree with her. I don't know about other
denominations, but there has been some drastic changes in
most Baptist churches during the past fifty or so years.
Before television became a part of our home activity none
of the present-day worldly intrusions into church services
were evident.
In 1950 when the SBC met in Miami for their annual
meeting, I was in attendance. As the Wednesday evening
service began, -it was announced that there were over
12,000 worshippers present. Before Billy Graham was to
preach, a young lady and her brother gave a beautifully
spiritual vocal offering, singing praises to God. One could
feel the Spirit's presence. As they finished, a young man
stood up and shouted, "Lets give them a hand!" and
clapped a couple of times. Not one person in that vast
audience followed suit, and the man sat down, in obvious
embarrassment. That was before television!
The primary message of the church of Jesus is, or
should be, evangelism and giving God Glory. When the
preacher's message is properly focused on Jesus, and the
Holy Word of God, lost sinners are moved to exercise
faith, in Jesus, God's gracious provision for the salvation of
all people. Then it is the responsibility of the church,
(God's children) to nurture and sustain that new-born child
of God, with the milk of His Word, until they become a
full-grown Christian.
Satan will prevent this if we let him. He is continually
seeking those whom he may devour. (I Peter 5:8)


Youth Jam
It's that time of the year
again-New Life Christian
Center's Youth Jam will be held

Say You Saw It In The Star!


September 14th at 6:00 p.m. (ET).
First, second and third prizes
will be awarded for the best God
given talent displayed. Don't be
square-be there!
Pastor Johnny Jenkins
invites all area youth to attend
this special event.


[Firs tptst Cliurcli >
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
L tBuddy Coswell
Minister of Music & Youth
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 ........... 7:00 pm
K "THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" )


THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

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

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor



First 'United Metlhodist Church
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church ..................................9:00 a.m. CT
Children's Church .............................. 9:00 a.m. CT
Church School....................................... 10:15 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



Four new reasons to vis t us.










In the past year God has blessed our church family with four
special additions. Our children invite your children to join them
for Bible stories and other activities. Everyone is invited to join us
in celebrating life.


Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. & 5:45 p.m, (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & youthmissions 7 p.m.; Prayer & Bible study 7 p.m.,;
Adult Praise Choir 8 p.m.
CURTIS CLARK, Pastor


t- *


Mexico Beach Methodists Schedule


Revival Services for September 21-22


Rev. Daniel Brown


Oliver F. Taylor
Visitation Minister, First


The First United Methodist
Church of Mexico Beach will hold
revival services on September
21st and 22nd. The services will
be at 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on
Sunday, the 21st and 6:00 p.m.
on Monday, the 22nd.
Special guest speakers will be
Rev. Daniel and Debbie Brown
and Grandpa (puppet) from
Mobile, Alabama.
Everyone is invited to attend
and experience the spiritual joy of
the Lord. The features are spirit-
filled preaching, inspiring music,
special children's services (star-
ring "Grandpa"), and great fellow-
ship.
The ladies of the church will
be serving snacks and refresh-
ments following the evening ser-
vices. For additional information,


Loyalty


and Justice

In Psalm 101:1 we
find, "I will sing of loyalty
and of justice; to thee, 0
Lord, I will sing." 'The
Psalmist talks of walking
with integrity of heart


United Methodist Church within his house. As
Christians we find a great deal of Psalms for day
to day living.
Loyalty is a very important word. We need
loyalty to God, to our families, to our friends,
and to the society in which we live. As practicing
Christians we need to be loyal to Christ and his
church. There is a place for everyone within the
church. In every community there are open
seats every Sunday.
If you call yourself a Christian, and are not
attending a church it is time you do. As
Christians we need to invite others to worship
with us. Let us all sing of loyalty and justice to
the Lord.



A Revival Is Comin g

To The Beaches Area?


Beach Baptist Chapel is
bringing revival to the beaches'
area. Wednesday through
Sunday, September 24 to 28, the
chapel will host special speakers
Ron Gaines and Charles Key, as '
well as. special music.
Everyone is invited to join'
them to experience God's joy and
real excitement in living. On-
Wednesday through Saturday ser-
vices will begin at 7 p.m., ET....
Sunday services will be held at 11
a.m. and 6 p.m., ET.
Beach Baptist Chapel is
located at 311 Columbus Street in
St. Joe Beach. For more informa-
tion on how. you can experience
God's salvation, please call Pastor
David Nichols at 647-5026.

Revival in White
City Next Week
The congregation at the Word
of Life Holiness Church would like
to invite everyone to join them for
revival services Thursday through
Saturday, September 18th to
20th.
Services will begin at 7:30
p.m., ET, nightly with evangelist,
Gene Armstrong delivering the
message. The church is located
on West Beatty Avenue in White
City.


See You At

The Pole!
The annual "See You At The
Pole" gathering will be held
Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30
a.m. in front of Port St. Joe High
School.
.This annual event is spon-
sored by the Fellowship of
Christian Athletes group formed
each year at the school.

Gulf Transportation
Board Meeting Thurs.
All persons are invited to
attend as the Gulf County
Transportation Disadvantaged
Coordinating Board meets on*
Thursday, September 25th at
2:00 p.m., ET, in the Gulf County
Commission Room in Port St. Joe.
The agenda will include the
Community Transportation
Coordinator's Quarterly Opera-
tional and Financial Report, the
Transportation Disadvantaged
Service Plan Update and the
Commission for the Transporta-
tion Disadvantaged Report.
For more information, contact
Vanita Anderson at the Apalachee
Regional Planning Council at
(850) 674-4571.


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.
Sunday School 9 a.m. CDT
Worship Service 10 a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. CDT



p'J 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
I A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET EVEB1ING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
M. Sunday School 9:45 am Discipleship Training 5:00 pm Sun. Evening
Wed. Night at 7:00 pm. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
'0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.`
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647-5026 -


call Rev. Ted Lovelace at 648-
8820 or 648-4424.



Special Soloist
at Liberty Bible
Special guest soloist, Phil
Akers, of Tallahassee will minister
at Liberty Bible Church this
Sunday, September 14 at 10 a.m.
(ET).
Rev. Guy LaBonte invites
everyone to attend this special
service at the non-denomindtional
church, an outreach of Beach
Baptist Chapel of St. Joe Beach.
The church is located at the
Liberty Manor Apartment com-
plex, 102 Liberty Manor Circle,
just off Garrison Avenue in Ward
Ridge.


HV Baptist Will
Celebrate 18th
Homecoming
The Highland View Baptist
Church will be observing their-
18th annual "Homecoming" on.
Sunday, Septembe- 14. The ser-,
vices will begin at 40:30 a.m., ET,:
with recognition df visitors and
former church members.
Reverend Charles Scott,
interim pastor will be speaker for
the morning. Special guest singer
Neysa Wilkins-Troutt will be
bringing God's message in song,
also specials will be shared by
Glen and Leah Davis.
Following the service, a cov-
ered dish dinner will be served in
the fellowship hall.
The church is located on the
corner of Ling Street and Cobia
Avenue in Highland View.
All former members, pastors
and friends are invited to attend
and worship with them and enjoy
this exciting day as they praise
God for all that He is doing in
their church. Make your plans
and join this occasion.


\\I // The friendly place to worship!
C First Baptist Church
S rMexico Beach *Jim Davis, Pastor
S 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




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

AA,
.,, FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
s CHURCH
SI508 Sixteenth Stret 227-1756

( US N SUNDAY WORSHIP ........................10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL .........................11 a.m.
*SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children Nursery Available
Pastor, Rev. Dr. Lewis W. Bullard


Come and worship with us at.:
FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th STREET PORT ST. JOE 229-6707

-y Sunday School.................. 10:00 A.M.
Morning Service......................11:00 A.M.
Evening Service............................ 6:00 P.M .
t' *siWednesday Prayer Meeting........7:00 P.M.
Bill Taylor, Pastor Roger Louks, Assistant Pastor
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IFCA


k Constitution andMonumnen.t
Catchthe spii Port St. Joe
THE UNITED METHODISTCHURCH
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.







NSPIRATIONAL




IISSATISFACTIOI
Colossians 1:28-29




Baptist Church

Visit Usi Upstairs First Union Bank Building
Sunday Worslhip 10 AM and 5 P.M.

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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 11, 1997 PAGE 5B


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


AUCTION Friday, 7 p.m.
EDT at Port Theatre, PSJ.
Wade Clark Auctions,
850-229-9282.
10% Buyer's Premium.
AB1239.,AU 1737 AU1743,
t 9/4





Space Available in Antique Mall
at old Port Theatre in the center of
downtown, Port St. Joe, FL. $1.00
per sq. ft. plus 10% handling fee OR
rent a display case (while they last!)
Call Wade Clark Auctions.
850-229-9282, AB1239



a 5 5

'81 D-50 Dodge, 5 speed, p.s., air
cond., good tires, solid truck, $1,500.
S. 227-7415. ltp 9/11
'86 Mazda RX7, air cond., sun roof,
runs good, $4,000. 227-1568.
3tc 9/11
1986 Toyota Tercel -for sale, 90,000
miles, good cond., $2,200 firm. Gen-
eral Electric VHS camcorder, 9
months old, $325. 827-6872. p9/11
'84 Buick LeSabre, 4 door, good body
and interior, wire wheels, new tires &
brakes, runs good. $995. 229-8249.
ltc9/11
1987 Toyota Camry LE wagon,
$2,000. Call 227-1504 after 6 p.m.
2tc 9/4
1986 Nissan 200 SX. Red, 4 speed,
sunroof, air cond., 115,000 miles,
good tires. Clean & good maint.
$3,000 obo. See on weekends. 648-
4648. tfc 9/4
1994 Dodge cargo van, white, good
condition, air cond., am/fm cassette,
cruise, $1.1,000 bbo. See on week-
ends, 648-4648. tfc 9/4





24' aluminum shrimp boat, suitable
for conversion to sports boat. Call
Wayne at 229-9070 and leave mes-
sage. 4te 9/11
14' fiberglass boat with trailer, rebuilt
15 hp Evinrude. $1.200. 648-5840.
,tfc 9/4
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.
tfc 9/4






For Rent: Several'beach front and gulf
view executive type homes and town-
homes available at off-season monthly
rates until April 1, 1998. For com-
plete details call Parker Realty of
Mexico Beach, Inc. 648-5777 or 1-
800-874-5073. tfe 9/11
Very nice one bedroom apartment in
Port St. Joe, $310 month, $250 de-
posit. Call anytime,, 229-6527.
tfc 9/11
One bedroom furnished trailer, air
cond., washer, dryer, sleeper sofa,
combo LR/LR area. Very clean. 648-
4554. 2tc 9/11
Efficiency apartment, furnished, all
utilities.included. Right off the beach.
648-5033. 2tc 9/11
Two bedroom trailer, St. Joe Beach,
at 7220 Americus, $300 per month,
$200 deposit. 647-3912. tfc 9/4
Pine Ridge Apartments of Port St.
' Joe, Florida 850-227-7451. Spa-
clous one and two bedroom apart-
ments. Cen. h&a, wall to wall carpet,
laundry facilities, rent based on in-
come. Equal Housing Opportunity.
Voice TIY access 352-472-3952.
3tc 8/28
3 bedroom brick home, 1 1/2 bath on
20th St., Mexico Beach, carpet, sun
room. Long term rental. 648-3088.
tfce 8/28
Apartment for rent, Hwy. 98, Mexico
Beach, Lg. upstairs 2 bdrm. cable,
water, garbage furnished, $500
month, $500 deposit 1 year lease.
648-4384. tfc 8/28
Four bedroom, 2 bath beach house,
St. Joe Beach. Unfurnished. Call 648-
5306. tfc9/4
Mobile home and RV lots, $80 a
month. Water and sewer included. In
Wewa near Dead Lakes. Fishermen
welcome. 639-5721. 4tc8/21


FOR RENT: 1822 Indian
Pass Rd. 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2
baths, unfurnished. $500 per
month, excluding utilities.
Call Peter Rosasco Realty
at 227-1774.


Mobile home, $250 per month. Call
639-5608. tfc 9/4
2 bedroom mobile home, new air
cond., remodeled, no pets. The Junc-
tion, Hwy. 71 & 73. 639-5608.
tfc 9/4

2 bedroom furnished trailer in High-
land View, $200 month, $150 deposit.
227-1260. tfc 8/28
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 9/4
1,200 sq. ft. office space, located on.
Hwy. C-30, $750 month, includes
utlities. Call 227-1774. tfc 9/4
Storage Units Now Availablet 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 9/4
One and two bedroom apartments. 2
blocks from beach. Beacon Hill, rea-
sonable. Call 912-246-1250. tfc 9/4
Gulf Shore Court;'. Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 9/4
Mobile home lot1 for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfc 9/4
BEACH STORAGE units available.
5x10, 10x10, and 10x20. Located on
Americus behind Gulf Sands Motel on
St. Joe Beach. Call 227-7200 (day) or
647-3882 (evening) for information.
tfc 9/4

For Rent: 1402 Long Ave. 2
bdrm., 1 ba., dining room, Ig.
breakfast area, cen. h&a, wa-
ter & garbage paid. $375
month plus deposit. 227-
5443, leave message. c 9/4


Safe 'N Dry Storage
$25 month
302-8 Reid Ave., PSI, Fl.
904-229-9000
Cumate-controIled no mildew


Storage

Units

229-6200


Now Open
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Office: 647-3665
Home: 647.5106




In.Nnnnn 1


Tom Todd
Realty, INC.
__ GULF FRONT at GULF PINES'
DEJA VIEW PREMIER HOME!
5br/2.5 ba. Great-room has gas fire-
place, satellite TV, VCR, and ceiling
'. fans. Dining room and beautiful
kitchen have hardwood floors;
den/game room off kitchen; Large
"?a jLaundry. Master bedroom suite has
4W W^',-f- elegant bath, TV; French doors, (open
,. onto deck); Furnished decks with
boardwalk to the beach, Beautifully
decorated and furnished, (most fur-
nishings will stay). Concrete parking
and storage room under house. A vacation dream; Excellent home for the investor
as it has great rental potential. Priced at $475,000.


2/2.5 + Loft GV#28 .. .$159,900
2/2.5 + Loft GFe8 ....$195,000

JUST LISTED!
776 INDIAN PASS ROAD.
2 BR/2BA Gulf Front, 4 year old home
on beautiful Indian Pass Beach. neat-
and clean. Home has excellent rental
potential. Over 100' of gulf frontage on
large lot. Also gives room for future
development.This is one of the hottest
deals going on the beach. Don't miss
out! Priced at only $237,000.


investor. Price $115,000.


GULF FRONT/POOL-SIDE AT
CAPE SAN BLAS
3 BR/2 BA (one bedroom has exter
access only). Fantastic deck with wici
bvar and furniture, swing and grill. Lar
open floor plan with great room,- fi
place, DSS TV./VCR, CD player a
phone. Fully furnished kitchen; elege
dining area. Great view of the beai
Private sundeck off MBR suite. Coi
indulge in your fantasy vacation!


Grbat rental potential for the inrveslor.
MEXICO BEACH -
117 N. 36th St.
Lovely 3 BR/.2BA home 190' on Mexico
Beach Canal. This view is from the
canal. Formal living rodrn; great room;
.fireplace. 1850 SF living area. Has
boathouse with dock/elec. hoist; heavy
aluminum sea wall.. Short, walk to
beach. Many extras. Priced at $319,000.


GULF FRONT BARRIER
DUNES
TOWN HOMES at the Cape's fore-
most town home development. Lovely
homes in a planned community.
Amenities include pool, tennis, club-
house, boardwalk to beach, and best
of all, access to one of the most beau-
tiful beaches in the U.S. Fully, fur-
nished. Excellent rental potential.
2/2.5 + Loft GF #4 ...$205,000


BOARDWALK 127
Lovely 2 BR/2BA home in maintained subdivi
sion. Has large great room which includes liv.
rm dining area and kitchen. Has screened anc
open decks Purchase price includes existing
furnishings .. ready to live in or rent out. Has
replacee with heart, central h/a, carpet, concrete
parking.e Ic Also access to association pool and
.teacn viw boardwlak. Good rental potential fo


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SEA GULL BAY UNITS "B" & "D"
Tnese are 2 BR/2 BA. units and have
appro< 1300 sq. ft. ov lign area. Each uni
has a large great room (Unit "B" has'
catredrai .ceiingi. and.. bctih units hta.y
replacese. Trhre ps, deeded access io' the
beach Uniis are being s old n mIrer pre
seni condlion and furnished as is. Uni
B' lupstairs-northside) is $89,500. Uni
"D" (downstairs-northside) is $84,500


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PEACE and QUIET
ALMOST NEW! 4 bedroom 2 bath home.
Sits on a large (approx. 2.75 ac) lot. Has
over 1600 square feet of living area. Floors
are vinyl and carpet. Has central heat and
air, kitchen appliances and window treat-
ments. Also, there is a fresh water (man
made) fish pond that is approximately 50'
wide x 200' long. This home is priced at
$139,000.


SUNRISE/SUNSET
These town homes are locat-
ed at Cape San Bias. All are 3
bedroom, 2.5 bath homes
with prices starting at
$99,900. Each have an excel-
lent view of the beach and
memorable, over the gulf,
sunsets. Great rental units for


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the investor. Existing furnishings will stay, with exception of personal items. Each
.unit has open and screened decks.
.. GULF VIEW -
CAPE SAN BLAS
,, : .. SEACLIFFS Beautiful, almost new,
-"" 3/3.5 TOWN HOMES. Spacious,
'; lovely units with elevation. Minimum
outside care (v,ny.l sidingi Cable TV.
S" Boardwalk to.beach. 19-C, 3/2.5
$179,000.
*4 .17-C, 3/2.5, $185,900.


2103 JUNIPER AVE. This is a
3 BR/2 BA home located in a quiet
neighborhood. Approx. 1350 sq. ft. /
of living area, screened porchand f t1 ., '_- ,"'f''-' ''-' ;
enclosed garage. Also has central -.
h/a, range, refrigerator, washer, '10
dryer, and dishwasher. Window
treatments will stay. There is also .
an outside utility building..
GULF FRONT'at INDIAN PASS
S- (MONEY BAYOU1 Large seclud-
ed tract (house on ohne-side, bayou
.. on the other). Beautiful view of the
r 7 ...--., .. gulf and bayou plus loads of vegeta-
S'. tion. Lovely building site for an
S. investment property or for full time
residence. OWNER FINANCING
W/25% DOWN. PRICED AT
., .....- $220,000.

HIGHLAND VIEW- 1854 Cobia Street. Totally remodeled home with bot-
tom completely built-in. This 4 bedroom, 2 bath home sits in a family oriented
neighborhood, with Church and School close by. Price $87,900.


r LAGOON FRONT LOTS..Two lots available. Prices begin at $16,000. These
lots are located on Hwy. C-30, east of Indian Pass Road. Each approximately 100'
wide.
BAY FRONT SIMMONS BAYOU. This 5.7acres parcel has 257' of bay
frontage. Lots of trees and vegetation. Possible owner financing 30$ down.
priced at $125,000.
INDIAN PASS Large lot, from Indian Lagoon to Gulf Front. Beautiful beach
and excellent view. Great building site for vacation home, investment, or principal
residence.
EMERALD ISLES Lovely building lot, with gulf view. Deeded access to the gulf.
Located approximately one mile from Highway C-30, on Cape San Bias Road.
Priced at $17,500.

e GULF VIEW GULF PINES Lovely 3 BR/2BA home.-Good view of the .gulf.
t Access to beach via boardwalk or walkway. Full kitchen, fireplace; open decks on
a both living levels; partially furnished and is. in.a great neighborhood' Priced at
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Sales (850) 229-2611 or
Rentals (850) 227-1501 or 800-876-2611


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Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Afforda-
ble housing for the elderly and the
handicapped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., stove & refrig., fur-
nished, fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.
on site
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more infonnation.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
tfc9/4

3 bedroom, 3 bath, swimming pool,
double car garage, 648-5328 or St.
Joe Beach, $750. 647-3461.

RV mobile home lots for
rent. General store, laundro-
mat, fuel, bait, movie rentals
on location. I mile to public
boat ramp, Dead Lakes. The
Junction. 639-5608.

UNFURNISHED .
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, cli&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
*One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hook-up...
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.


Yard Sale: Multi-family sale, 8
a.m. until. Clothes, shoes, all siz-
es, patterns, furniture, dishes,-
tread mill, weight bench, antique
Netzow piano, boat, good for
parts, lots of misc. 409 Bonita
St., H.V.

Yard Sale: 247 Bonita St., H.V.
Friday, Sept. 12, 8 a.m. to noon.
Lots of misc. Rain cancels.

Yard Sale: 2430 Long Avenue
(across from high school track),
Saturday, nine to two. Rain can-
cels. Isots of misc.

3-family yard sale, toddler chil-
dren clothes, Little Tykes toys,
misc. Saturday, 136 Barbara Dr.,
8 a.m. noon. Rain or shine.

Yard sale Saturday, 2109 Juni-
per Ave. Lots of misc. 8 a.m. till
noon.

- Multf-family yard sale, 1017
Woodward, 8 a.m. 2 p.m. Friday
and Saturday, Sept. 12 & 13th.
Baby bed, tools, fishing equip-
ment, woodcrafts, household
items and. more.

Garage Sale: 2 entertainment
centers. $35 each: sectional
couch, $50; 2 motorcycle helmets
$10 &i $40; king size mattress et
$75: 55 gal. fish tank w/fish,
$50; baby crib. play pens and
other baby items. 120 Monica
'Dr., Ward Ridge, Saturday, 8
a.m. till noon.




Great way for parents with school age
children to make money and hate
fun. 9 a.m 2 p.m.. Monday Friday.
No experience necessan. It's easy,
helping customers at Julie's Restui-
rant. 222 Reid A%.e. 229-8900.
ltp 9/11

Newman's< Constriction Company
construction cleanup 'assistants need-
ed. We will pay by job or by hour.,
Must have transportation. 227-1222,
8 a.m. 5 p.m. License #RG-0043684.
ltc9/11


Bedrooms 3 Baih7s 2 Lot 75x9'6
SPECIAL FEATURES Well maintairied home onl 2
block Irom Ire u Gull o Mexico Vinyl Illoc'r Irrougroul
Large screened porchr. central real air


RN's. LPN's & CNA's at Apalachicola
Health Care Center, 150 10th St, Ap-
alachicola, FL. 850-653-8844. See
Charlotte Merrill or Jean Power.
2tp 9/11
Part time help wanted: dependable,
reliable. Apply in person. New York
Country Deli, Mexico Beach.
3tc 9/11
Clerk: Blountstown Location. Posi-
tion to be filled by Sept. 22, 1997. St.
Joe Telecommunications seeks an in-
dividual to fill a clerical opening at
our Blountstown District Office.
Candidate will handle miscellaneous
office correspondence; screen tele-
.phone calls and set up appointments,
process central office work orders,
process accounts payables, process
time sheets for outside plant person-
nel. Candidate must be PC literate
with demonstration in WP applica-
tions. High school diploma required.
Advanced training is a plus.
We an an Equal Opportunity Employ-
er and Promote a Drug Free Work-
place. INTERESTED CANDIDATES
SHOULD SUBMIT .A RESUME' TO:
Rodney Dobbins, St. Joe Communica-
tions, P. 0. Box 1007, Port St. Joe, FL
32457. ltc 9/11
Social Service Director: Bay St. Jo-
seph Care Center in Port St. Joe is
seeking an Experienced Social Service
Director. Geriatric experience pre-
ferred, individual must be highly mo-
tivated & organized. EXCELLENT
BENEFITS A COMPENSATION
PACKAGE. Send resume to: Bay St.
Joseph Care Center, 220 9th St., Port
St. Joe, FL 32456. Attn: Melissa. For
additional information: 850-229-
8244. Come Grow with Us!
1tc 9/11
We're Growingl Due to an increase In
our census. Bay St. Joseph care Cen-
ter currently has position vacancies
for CNAs and nurses. We are looking
for dedicated professional individuals.
We offer an excellent compensation
and benefit package. Come grow with
us. To interview call 229-8244 or ap-
ply at Bay St. Joseph Care Center,
220 Ninth Street, Port St. Joe, FL.
tfc 9/4


Lead Carpenter, new and remodeling
work. Must be able to read blue
prints and run a crew. 3 year refer-
ences required. 229-2660. 4tc 8/21
Gulf County Association for Retarded
Citizens is seeking a highly motivated
person for a, fll'+time permanentp.osl-
- tion with flexible hours as Supported
Employment Coach Qualifications
are a BA or BS degree or 2 years ex-
perience in personnel; clean driving
,record and clear FDLE background
check. Pay rate depends upon experi-
ence. Benefits package available.
Send current resume to GCARC; 303
Peters Street, PSJ FL 32456; ATTN:
Executive Director or come by the of-
fice to fill out an application. All appli-
cations and resumes must be received
by close of business September 12.
GCARC is an equal opportunity em-
ployer.
Authorized for publication by: Dianna
Harrison. E.ecutihe Director

Immediate opening in physicians' of-
fice (pediatric and adult patients) in
Port St. Joe for an LPN or medial as-
sistant who is a team player. Skills
needed include patient triage, vital
signs, injections, pblebotomy and
CPR. Experience preferred but not re-
quired 'to work In this fast-paced of-
fice. Call 229-8010 to apply.
2tc 9/11

INSURANCE AGENTS
Final expense sales in
'the senior market with.
the #1 final
expense company
in the U.S.
Earn 50K to 75K+
with benefits. We have
leads, benefits, and
much more.
'1-800-905-9095.
(Barry).
S. .: 2tc 9/4


SHANNON
REALTY INC.
PORT ST. JOE
227-1450


206 Gautier Memorial $204,900





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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 9/4


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4x4 lumber at great prices ($2.25 -
$6.00 for 7' to 14'). Discount for
quantity. Call Wade at 229-9282 or
229-2580. ltc 9/11
Cast nets for sale, $80 and up. Call
229-9070 and leave message.
4tc 9/11
,One year old rear engine 10 hp Snap-
per, includes bagger & mulching kit.
Paid $1,900 new, asking $1,500. Call
Andrea at 227-1156 before 6:00 or
227-7474 after 6:00. 2tp 9/11
9" Magnavox color/remote tv, $50.
13" color tv, $20, oak coffee tv $30.
Call 229-8911. ltp 9/11
Twin bed with mattresses, six months
old. 647-3905. Itc 9/11


The Beach Housekeeping Service.
Private housekeeping company, offer-
ing great service and reasonable
rates. All inquiries please call 850-
648-4219. 2tp 9/11l
Services provided for elderly and dis-
abled. Background check and refer-
ences available. Please contact Tanya
Ellis at 850-229-6143. 2tc 9/4
Need A Nanny? I'm Your
Granny!
Lots of experience with Infant to
school age. Excellent references.
Call me If you need me.
Undo 229-1043 ip 911!

BART'S HANDYMAN C
SERVICE
For All of Your Minor Household
Repairs, Painting, and Lawn
Maintenance.
Call (850) 648-5907 6a. 8



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


STUTZMAN ROOFING
,RC #0038936
Specializing Reroofs
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality Is higher than price"
229-8631
tfc 3/s


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


SMALL ENGINE

REPAIR

Barfield's 229-2727


Auto Rates Have
Been Rpduced!
Call Hannon Insurance,
227-1133
tfc 4/17


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


5 year old registered'Buckskin Appa-
loosa gelding 14.3 hands 'tall. Very
gentle. Call 639-5227. 2t 9/11
Playstation games for sale. Die Hard
$25; MK3 $20; NBA Shootout $20.
Call 229-8330, ask for Joey.
ltp9/11
Misc. household furniture and appli-
ances for sale. Couches, bedroom
suite, nice dining table w/4 chairs,
stove, refrig., microwave. 229-6600
days, 647-3381 evenings. 2tc 9/11
2 basket French fryer, $150;' 2 burn-
er stainless gas burner, $100; 18'
portage pig cooker with rotisserie
$3,500; D.P. perfonnrmance stepper
$75; lots of 4' metal shelving, make
offer. 87 Golden .replicas of U.S.
stamps, 1/2 price $250; 1995 Harley
Softall'Classic, mint, extras. $19,000.
10" Craftsman radial ann saw $300.
648-8110 or 648-8827. 2tc 9/4
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 9/4
Steel buildings, new, engineered
40x60x12 was $15,500 balance
$8,990; 50x100x16 was $26,200 bal-
ance $17,931; 60x150x16 was
$62,500 balance $29,990. 1-800-406-
5126. Itc 9/11


COINS BY THE BAYI
I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.,
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803.
tfc 8/7
RF #0066770 6tp 1/23
Plumbing Repairs
Roger Stokes
647-3328
NEW CONSTRUCTION


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












PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe fRent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
/ MINI-STORAGE \




5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT


AKC registered chocolate and yellow
lab puppies. Call 229-8978 after 5:30
p.m. tfc 9/4
Female miniature Schnauzer puppies,
AKC registered and vet checked, very
small, $350. Call 229-8076 evenings
or leave message. 3tp 9/11
Registered chihuahuas, rat terriers
and Sharnel. 648-5306 or 648-4048.
DOG GROOMING PLUS, 227-3611.
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly, bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats. '
tfc'9/4


Jack Russell
Terriers.
Beautiful!!!
Call 648-4514.






For Sale by Owner: 2 corner lots \M1th
two bedroom. 2 bath mobile home. 3
1/2 years old, 1988 Parker Ave.,
Highland View. Call after 5 p.im 227-
3492 or 227-1773. tfe 9/4


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



JEFF'S

CUSTOM LAWN

SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559
Lawn Care, Edging,
Trimming, Mowing,
Odd Jobs, Insured
S4tc4/3


LARGE SPANISH STYLE HOME W/
POOL. OVER 4,000 s.f. under roof.
Approx. 3400 s.f. heated & cooled
home on excellent location in beauti-
ful Wewahitchka, FL, 4 BR, 3 1/2 ba.,
large rooms, include dining, living
room/entertainment center, game
room, upstairs & downstairs master
bedrooms. Large 'closets & storage
areas w/2 car carport, privacy fenced
pool area including pool house, separ-
ate 720 s.f. garage/storage house.
Many extras. Shown by appointment
only. $120,000. Call William H. Lin-
ton, Jr., Lic. Real Estate Broker. 639-
5640. ltc 9/11
CHOICE LOT Located. n Subdivi-
sion on the Dead Lakes. Garden Spot.
120x120'. Excellent location for resi-
dence or .vacation home. $14,000.
Call William H. Linton, Lic. Real Es-
tate Broker, 639-5640. Itc 9/11
BY OWNER: Seller Motivated! 3 BR
Spanish style house with large pool in
Port St. Joe, nice neighborhood. 229-
2580 or 229-9282. tfc 9/11
For Sale by Owner: 3 bdrm., 1 ba.
home, cen. h&a, storage bldg., 1087
sq. ft. living area, carport, irrigation
well &,pump 1 2/3 lots 1624 Palm
Blvd.. $73.500. 227 1280. 2tc 9/4
Lake Alice area. mobile home. \in\vl/
shingle, ch/a, 2 bdrm., 1 1/2 ba.,
stove, refrigerator, 2 back to back
nice lots, 8x10 storage shed and large
workshop wired. Call, 639-3530.


HOUSEKEEPING weekly or
biweekly. References. Call 227-
2049. 2tc 9/11


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MEXICO BEACH MASSAGE THERAPY
MEDICAL, SPORTS and SWEDISH
ROXANN WOOD, LMT, B.S. Lic. #15993 10 years in Practice
Have Office ini Mexico Beach on Hwy. 98 Will travel to your home or office.
Reasonable rates Call (Cell) 819-1482 or beeper 872-5219
$5.00 DISCOUNT IF YOU BRING IN THIS AD
-- TFC 9/11


I C& B, INC General Handyman
9 Any Type of Work You Do Not want or feel
524 4th Street Included to do: I am willing to do any type
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 of small odd Job about your home for you.
227-3333 Just call and ask for a price quote!!!
4t1c9/11


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


LIC.#RF0051042- RG0051008* ER 0011618
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
e PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
Free REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
Estiml.tets INSTALLATION OF-WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
6I MINOR ELECTRICAL


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA


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Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
Rea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment/
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Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
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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


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


i Right Pumps
Z-. ALLEN'S GULF

-- COAST IRRIGATION
Nels', Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Free Estimates and Design Licensed and Insured
229-8786 Pump Repair


Od' 'CUSTOM HOME PLANS
(904) 647-3548

Rose Mary Mapel
6240 Hwy. 98 West
Port St. Joe, FL 32456


RATES:
Une ads' $3.50 for first 20 words,
.50 for qoch additional word.
$2.00 for each consecutive
:*week with no changes. Cali
227-1278 to place yours.
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Fill Dirt / Sand
Washed Sand
Top Soil Clay
Gravel
Lime Rock
Dolomite
Small Jobs A Specialty
BARFIELD'S
LAWN 8 GARDEN
302-B Reid Ave.
Phone 229-2727
YOUR "DO-IT-YOURSELFER"HDQTRS.


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On south side of Wewa, nice 1988
14'x70' 2 br., 2 ba. mobile home on
just over 1/2 acre of land in an excel-
lent location, has 2 practically new
wells & septic tanks, also has 2 mo-
bile home rental spaces, one currently
rented. $37,500. Owner will finance
with $7,500 down and remainder over
10 years at 10%. Call 850-648-5905
after 5 p.m. 2tc9/4
Three adjoining wooded lots on Red
Bull Island in Wewa, near the Dead
Lakes, $20,000 or best offer. 205-
544-1381 or 205-753-2583. 4tc 9/4
Trade or Sell: 5 acres private w/lg.
hardwood nice branch (creek) in
Douglas County, Georgia, 34 miles sw
of Atlanta, 12 mi. from 1-20. Trade for
something in Mexico Beach or St. Joe
Beach area with $7,000 down or sell
for $69,800. Joan Garland, 770-489-
1105 or Angle 770-949-2044.
3tc 8/28
House for Sale: 105 Hunter Circle, 3
bdrm., 1 ba. on 75'x180' shaded lot
with sprinkler system. Cen. h&a, fp,
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recent updates. $55,000. Call Andrea
(850) 227-7474 after 6 p.m.


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Custom Embroidery
7412 Georgia Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Evelyn Holland, 647-3853
4tc 8/21


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Average Stump $10.00
1-800-628-8733
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Avon

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


LIVESTOCK
Horseshoeing
8 Trimming
647-3296 55/97


Wood Floor
Refinishing
Make those old wood floors
look like new. Don't replace--
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827-6828, ask for Dusty


Beautiful town home, Barrier Dunes,
completely redone. Can see ocean
from all 3 decks. Many extras, some
furniture stays. Call 227-3351.
tfic 9/4

Home for sale by owner: brick home,
1 1/2 lots, nice neighborhood. 4 bed-
rooms, 2.5 baths, family room, sun
room. Formal living & dining room.
Custom kitchen & breakfast nook,
hot tub, swimming pool, large deck,
fenced in back yard. 2700 sq. ft. heat-
ing & cooling. Location 103 20th St.,
PSJ (904) 229-8409. By appointment
only. tfc 9/4
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 9/4
Bay front home, executive 3 bedroom,
2 bath, fully furnished, immaculate.
227-7506. tic 9/4
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Oerstreet
Bridge at Creekylew Subd., with sep-
tic tank & well. $2,500 down.
$132.16 mol Call George, 229-6031..
tfic 9/4


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bath, master bdrm., 22'x16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace.and
home theatre system with stiurround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
util. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
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1/2 acre lots on
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septic tanks, wells,
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,.
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 97-051-CP
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
JERRY DAVID HUBBARD,
deceased.
/
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
JERRY DAVID HUBBARD, deceased, File Number
97-051 -CP, is pending 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 her attorney are
set forth below.
All interested persons are required to file


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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
an Interested person on whom notice was served
that challenges the validity of the Will, the qualifi-
cations of the Personal Representative, venue or
Jurisdiction 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 September 4, 1997.
/s/ WILLIAM J. RISH
RISH & GIBSON, P.A.
303 4th Street
P. 0. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(904) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVES
FL BAR NO. 0066806
/s/ MARY ELOIESE HUBBARD
1463 Indian Pass Rd.
Port St Joe, FL 32456
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
2te, September 4 and 11, 1997.
STATE OF FLORIDA, CRIMINAL JUSTICE
STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION,
Petitioner
DARNELL M. GOINGS. Case# 10652
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DARNELL'M. GOINGS
Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative
Complaint has been filed against you seeking to
Revoke your Correctional Certificate in accor-
dance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any
rules promulgated thereunder.
You are required to serve a written copy of your
Intent to request a hearing pursuant to Section
120.57, F.S. upon A. LEON LOWRY II, PRO-
GRAM DIRECTOR, Criminal Justice
Professionalism Services, Florida Departmenit of
Law Enforcement, P. 0. Box 1489, Tallahassee,
Florida 32302,.on or before October 27, 1997.
Failure to do -so will result in a default being
entered against you to Revoke said certification
pursuant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 115B-
27, F.A.C.
Dated: August 27, 1997
CHIEF WILLIAM'A. LIQUOR
CHAIRMAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS
AND TRAINING COMMISSION
By -s- Linda Hodges. Di isli Representative
4tc, September 4, 11, 18 and 25, 1997.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
- IN RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE DIVISION
ELMER EUGENE ROGERS
File Number: 96-69-CP
Deceased. Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(summary administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You. are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has ben entered in the
estate of ELMER EUGENE ROGERS. deceased,
.File Number 96-69-CP, by the Circuit Court for
GULF County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 1000 Fifth Street, Port St.
Joe, FI-32456; that the total cash value of the
estate is $4,963.49 and that the names and
addressep of those to whom it has been assigned
by such order are:
Name Address
ELMA JEAN PHILLIPS 2900 Gallagher Dr.
Panmama City. Fl
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
'All creditors: of theidededent andother...
pei sois haiiug claims or demands against dece-
de..t I e.t-le *-n whom a copy of this notice. is
served within three months after the date of the
first publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE,
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors- of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER


THE DATE OF THE FIRS 'iJ
THIS NOTICE. ,
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NT SO FitLE.
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED:
The date of the first publication ot this
Notice is September 4, 1997. '
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
H. HENTZ MCCLELLAN
Florida Bar No. 230472
McClellan and House. PA. /
119 River Street
Blountstown. FI 32424
Telephone: (850) 674-5481
Person Giving Notice: -
ELMA JEAN PHILLIPS
2900 Gallagher Dr.
Pii..ma City Fl-nida. .
2tc, September 4 and 11, 1997.

IN THE cIRCUrr COURT FOR GULP COUNTY,
FLORIDA -
IN RE: .ESTATE OF
CLEMENT J. C. HAGENDOO]&N
Deceased. PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO: 07-52-CP
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION r'
The administration of the estate of
CLEMENT J. C. HAGENDOORN. deceased. File
Number 97-52. Is pending In the Circuit Court for
Gulf C,:uit[. Floildj Pr,btle Di isi ,. the address
of which i& Gilf Couin C ,rlhoiise j000 Flith
Street, Port St. Joe. Flcii- 32456 The .aines a .d
addresses of the. pe.-:on*ial represeniause aid the
personal represetnta^iE. attorney are set iorth
below
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is served.
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the personal repre-
sentative, venue, or junl-dicLtii 0of this Court are
required to file their ubjecUtns with this Conrt
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE 13) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE COi RHiR iR 1301 DANS AFTER
THE DATE OF SEl\ICfL OF A COPY OF TH11S
NOTICE ON THEM.
All crediuit-i .of the de.Cen de nid .dLh.e per-
Oi-5 ha.lIh_ : clairnT :1 Jidne wicLj ag15 .1j1 decedent's
e',ic oth h.tornim iC fy J-t i.,auce i, served wih-,
i. u ree 131 rviunll'- Jer tLhe dJ le of Uie fir'l puL'-
t. :,i .I f ti0-' notice n-ifil tle their ClIis Wr with t iI5
C,:i.nr \% -THilN THE LATER O)F -TREE 1.3) MOr'i-IHS
WATER TfE DATE OF Ti-E FIRST PUBLICATION
OF FHIS NOTICE OR THIR1I- 1301 DAYS AFTER
TIN DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM
All other credi,-rs fl the decedent and per
_'ont hmig claimn ,.or deiniU.d- against the dece-
-a-errs' e.tat'e rr.ist Ile their claims with this Co..
RTlr-ON TREE 131 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
SThe date of first ],',.l.,li, i. ,l u-is Notice is
September 4. 1997.- .
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Telephone: (904) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070
Personal Representative:
Charlene Pinter
1424 S.W. 151st Street
Seattle, WA 98166 .
Craig Hagendoorn
9 Anthony Court
Woodbridge. NJ 070951
2tc. September 4 and 11, 1997.


Notice is hereby given. that the City Co;fintLIon oi )-
the City of Port SL Ji e sitruIg as cihecard or '
Adjustment will hold public hearing ili the
Commission Charber at 8 00 p rr,. Tiiesd.y
September 16. 1997. to dele.-mine whether the Ciy
will authorize a deniatiui. to Zc-ining Ordinaice lfor
a variance ofappr--,xun ely fie feel on the easter-
ly property line to construct a residence, on, Lots 2
and 3. Block 71.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk
2tc, September 4 anmid 11, 197 .


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PAGE SB THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 11, 1997


Cong. Boyd Visits Tyndall Federal


Tyndall Federal Credit
Union's Air Force Base Branch


received a welcomed visit from
Congressman Allen Boyd on


.. l ^K ,

Lynn W. Owen, IM, President/CEO, left, Tyndall Federal,
looks On as Joseph T. Manning, chairman of the board of di-
rectors presents a plaque to Congressman Allen Boyd, cen-
ter.


Tuesday, August 26th.
Lynn W. Owen, III,
President/CEO and Joseph T.
Manning, Chairman of the ,Board
of Directors presented a plaque to
Congressman Boyd to commemo-
rate the sharing of the cooperative
' spirit with the 65,000 members of
Tyndall Federal Credit Union.
Congressman Boyd spoke
about his congressional credit
union membership. He fondly
mentioned that his mother, who
was a big part of last year's cam- .
paign, is also a member of a
teacher's credit union.
Boyd's cooperative spirit-was
evident in his remarks towards
Tyndall Federal: "Thanks for the
service you provide to the folks at
Tyndall (Air Force Base) and their
dependents and families. I'm
enjoying getting to know the folks
in this community and the people
here."
Members of the board, man-
agement and staff had the oppor-
tunity to greet Congressman Boyd
after the presentation during a
small reception held in his honor.
Tyndall Federal is the area's
largest financial institution with
more than $415 million in in assets,
and has contributed over 40 years
of service to its members.


Emergency Equipment Loaned to Community


Recently. employees from Ari-
zona Chemical's Port St. Joe
plant brought a 600 foot emer-
gency containment boom to St.
Joseph Bay to evaluate its condi-
tion. The plant tests all emergen-
cy equipment annually to deter-
mine its effectiveness "in
accordance with Its Facility Re-
sponse Plan.
The containment boom was
determined to be in great condi-
tion and is available to any emer-
gency team such as the Coast
Guard or fire department. For
more Information about the boom
or In time of need contact Clark
Davis, plant manager, at (850)1
229-8271.
A containment boom is a type:
* of equipment used for holding a
non-natural material at the wa-
ter's surface until disposal meth-
ods are enacted. The boom Is
made of heavy vinyl and is divid-
ed into two sections. The top sec-
tion Is a buoy that keeps the
boom agy.e water, while the sub-
stanceontained remains on the
surface. The bottom section of the
boom has a weighted chain that
anchors the buoy in place.
Jim Newton, an envlronmen-
tal specialist at the plant, said,
- '"We appreciate operating in this
community. Having this type of
equipment and making It availa-
ble for any emergency Is part of
being a good neighbor."


Coastal Construction,
Manual Now Available
The Capital Area Chapter of,
the American Red Cross has ac-
quired a limited quantity of the
Coastal Construction Manuals.
This 257 page manual pro-
vides technical guidance on how
to design and construct buildings
In areas subject to coastal flood-
ing so the potential risk of dam-
ages from both flood and wind
are minimized.
The technical criteria con-
tained In this manual can be
used to comply with the perfor-
mance standards of the National
Flood Insurance Program. It is in-
tended for use by designers,
builders, developers, community
building officials and homeown-
ers.
If you would like a copy of
this manual they can mail one to
you for the cost of shipping. To
order, send $7.00 to Disaster Ser-
vices, Capital Area Chapter.
American Red Cross, 187 Office
Plaza Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32301.


Charlie Caswell, plant employee, unloading the contain-
ment boom into St. Joe Bay on August 21.


11th Annual Goat
Day October 18th
The 11th Annual Goat Day
festivities will be held on
Saturday, October 18 at Sam
Atkins Park in Blountstown fea-
turing arts and crafts, fabulous
food, a variety of entertainment, a
greased pig contest and a goat
petting ;zool In addition, the
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
located at the park will hold tours
and present old-time demonstra-
tions.
Over 150 artists, crafters and
food vendors are expected, to
attend and booth spaces are still
available. To receive a booth
application, contact Tim Adards
at (850) 674-5449.
The event, sponsored by the
Blountstown Rotary Club, will get
underway at 9 a.m. and last
throughout the afternoon.


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ARTHRITIC FEET
The cause of the crippling dis-
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unknown,, although some genetic
predisposition is suggested by the
fact that it often occurs among sev-
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Rheumatoid arthritis can affect
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case in -six manifests itself first In
the feet. There is no cure for the dis-
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Much of the pain and some of '
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Anyone with persistent foot
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New Disaster
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Th*e Capital Area Chapter of
the American Red Cross is
pleased to announce that the fol-
lowing volunteers have joined the
Disaster Services Human
Resource (DSHR) System.
These volunteers join the
ranks of over 14.000 American
Red Cross Disaster Services
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States who can be called upon to
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Training and are now willing to
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where in the United States or its
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New members are: from
Tallahassee Damaris Hilson. Gall
Griffin-Hall; Maria Stewart.. Colet
Crooms and George, Baragona;
from .,, Crawfordville Terri
Humphries. from Quincy
Anastasia Lightfoot: from
Woodville Paula Sackwitz; from
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from Greensboro Doug Stiles.
If you are interested in
becoming an American Red Cross
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please contact us in Tallahassee
at 878-6080, in Perry at 584-
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Panama City: 2503 Hwy. 77 N, 785-7000
Port St. Joe: 107 Second St., 227-1000
Marianna: 2811 Hwy. 71, 526-7700


Sam's Club (Members Only)
Panama City: 1707 W. 23rd St., 785-4597
Wal-Mart
At selected locations.


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Cellular, paging, long distance,
right down the street.