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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 18, 1997
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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.SIXTIETH YEAR, NUMBER 3


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 *'THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, 1997


Florida Coast Paper Mill Cranking Up, Ending Long Down Time

"We Expect to be Making Paper Before the Day is Over," Ferrel AlIn, Mill Manager Says; Full Production by the End of the Month


The parking lot of Florida Coast Paper Company was full this week as the mill began operation again.


duPont Fund Selects


Gulf County Schools


For Scholarship Award

Presentation Today at Noon for Gulf
and Rollins College State-Recipients -
The Jessie Bail duPont Fund has selected Rollins College and Gulf
County's College Counseling program as recipients of the 1997 Jessie
Ball duPont Fund Making a Difference Award. This award is given by
the Fund's trustees in recognition of the critical difference exemplary
leadership can make in the creation of a program which meets an
important societal need.
In announcing the Award, Fund executive director Sherry Magill
said that, "the Gulf County College Counseling program demonstrates
the positive results partnerships among schools, parents, community
members, and colleges can have on the college-going rate of young
people." .
Since 1988, postsecondary education participation among gradu-
ates of Gulf County's two schools has -increased from 50 percent to
over 70 percent, and 1997 graduates are attending more than 20 dif-
ferent two and four colleges and universities.
A unique-point system which results in college scholarship sup-
port is among various initiatives developed in Gulf County, and being
copied nationally, to raise educational aspirations.
Beginning in the seventh grade. students can earn points for
achievements such as parent participation at workshops, excellent
school attendance, completion of college entrance examinations, and
grades. These points are converted into scholarship dollars upon
entering into college.
The duPont Fund helped Rollins College initiate the program in
1988 with an $86.500 grant, and has provided a total of $554,395 in
grants to the project. The Gulf County Scholarship Committeei has
raised an additional $250.000 to support this unique program.
In his 1996 study of Gulf County graduates, David Erdmann,
Dean of Admission and Enrollment at Rollins College, found high cor-
relations between postsecondary education participation and the
activities supported by the scholarship program.
According to Erdmann, "Our study shows quite clearly that
schools and communities with a desire to change can make a very pos-,
(See duPont on Page 3)


Florida Coast Paper Company expects to be making paper to-
day for the first time in five and a half months, according to: a
statement mill manager, Ferrel Allen, made Wednesday. 'Terta-
tively, we expect to even be making bag paper in approximately
two weeks," Allen continued. Bag paper is a new product for the
Port St. Joe mill and is expected to give the manufacturing plant
a new edge on another niche in the paper market.
Allen said start up plans are proceeding on schedule, with
the first machine being cranked up back into production today
[Thursday] and the second machine activated again by the end
of the month.
The mill's full force of workers is back on the job, now, ready
to begin work after their long lay-off. The firm began receiving
wood two weeks ago and already has a full inventory of wood
and chips.
Steam began emitting from the mill, again for the first time
in a long while, on Wednesday afternoon of last week.
WHISTLE-BLOWING CEREMONY
Another facet of operation getting cranked off today, is the
regular blowing of the mill whistle. Allen said a short ceremony
will be held this afternoon with city and county commissioners,
along with mill officials and members of the media, gathering in
the facilities at about 1:30 p.m., for a short "whistle-blowing"
ceremony, resurrecting the old, familiar 'fog-horn' sound in oper-
ation once again. The whistle has been silent ever since the
steam boilers were shut down the first of AprilL
Wednesday. when The Star checked with Allen to see if every-
thing was on schedule, he said, "We're making a last minute
check of all our equipment, today, to make certain it is readyto
crank up tomorrow [Thursday]. everything appears to be on
'Go'!" he said.


Economic Development Committee Organizing


Gulf County's Economic
Developmefit Committee held its
first official meeting Monday
evening., beginning the long
process of planned economic
development for Gulf County.,;-
Jim,E Brantley and Brett
Wattles (Florida. First Enterprise
Group. Inc.) were on hand to
..share some of their 30 years of
combined, experience in economic
development and help the com-
mittee get off on the, right foot
with its organizational efforts. The
pair is under contract by the
Florida Counties Foundation to
assist small counties (50,000 or

Port Authority
Revamps Plans
Port Authority Vice Chairman
Tommy Pitts said negotiations to
obtain 18.5 acres from St. Joe
Corporation for the group to
revive the local port operation
have failed to produce an "agree-
ment for its purchase.
During a meeting, between
Pitts and St. Joe Corporation
Senior Vice President Malcolm
Jones last week, Jones said the
company was not ready to sell the
property at this time.
During a telephone interview
with Jones Tuesday afternoon, he
told The Star the company had
gone through a lot of changes and
was still developing an under-
standing of the region, saying It
would be premature for them to
make that commitment at this
time.
Pitts said they did discuss an
(See PORT on Page 3)


'less) with economic, tourism, and
international business develop-
ment.
After being introduced by
committee chairman Joe Danford,
Jim Brantley wasted little time


getting right to the point. He out--
lined the three key ingredients
necessary to make the county
economically viable while main-
taining a quality life for Its resi-
dent: diversify, Increase jobs and


increase tax base.
Brantley stressed the impor-
tance of cooperation and coordi-
nation between local govern-
(See ECONOMIC on Page 3)


NCity Approves New Budget

Applies for $2.5 Million Marina Loan


Port St. Joe city commission-
ers officially adopted their 1997-
98 operating budget during a
public budget hearing held prior
to the'board's regular meeting
Tuesday evening.
City; Clerk Pauline Pendarvis
said the '97-'98 budget was set at
$13,151 ,975.00, while local mill-
age rates remain at 5.2408. The
biggest decrease in the joint
city/wastewater treatment plant
budget was approximately $2 mil-
lion drop in the WVTP operations
budget.
Members of 'the tripartite
committee have been diligently
working to reduce WWTP operat-,
ing costs in an effort to meet
requests by Florida Coast Paper
Company to lower expenses.
Money is also budgeted to
take care of several roof repair
projects to municipal buildings-
City Hall, fire station and.
Centennial Building.
Marina Loan Pre-Application
Approval
Bill Kennedy (Preble-Rish,
Inc., Consulting Engineers) told
the board that Jerry Ausley and
Jim Dean had advised him that


the $2.5 million marina project
had met the requirement for pre-
application approval for a low
Interest loan from the Federal
Rural Development Agency.
The next step is to make for-
inal applications -for the loan,
Kennedy said. RDA officials met
with the marina committee and
city commissioners in August to
discuss the process.
Board menimbers unanimously
approved making the loan appli-
cation for the funds and autho-
rized Mayor Johnny Linton to sign
all the necessary paperwork
involved.
Time is of the essence as
deadlines to "use or lose" two
grants totaling nearly $900,000
are attached to their use. A
$675,000 EDA grant has a dead-
line of March 28, 1998 and a
$200,000 grant acquired by the
Chamber of Commerce carries a
December, 1997 deadline. -
Commissioners are intent on
putting together a financial pack-
age that will allow them to lease
out operations of the marina or
secure an investor that Will result
in them not putting city money


into the project or possibly even
realizing a long term profit from
its operations.
The marina is considered to
be one of the hubs of a long term
Visions Study conducted by the
Chamber of Coimmerce for
planned economic development of
the area.
Animal Control Shelter
Planning for a joint city/
county animal control shelter is
picking up momentum.
The idea was placed on hold
in recent months because of eco-
nomic conditions within the
county. It was revived during last
week's county commission meet-
ing after the board received a let-
ter from the Humane Society giv-
ing a bad report on conditions at
their facility.
County commissioners decid-
ed to proceed with planning for a
new facility and Commissioner
Johnny Stanley and local veteri-
narian Dr. Tim Nelson were at
Tuesday's city commission meet-
ing to discuss these plans.
Dr. Nelson outlined some of
(See BUDGET on Page 3)


DEP Approves Permit for Construction of PSJ's Proposed Marina


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Site of the proposed marina adjacent to St. Joseph Bay.


Port St. Joe's marina project took a giant
step toward becoming a reality this past
week with final approval and issuance of the
permit by the Department of Environmental
Protection. The permit was issued to the City
of Port St. Joe, even though development of
the proposed marina is a private endeavor
which has the blessings of the city govern-
ment and will utilize a piece of property
which is owned by the city.
In a statement of obvious approval, Greg
' Johnson, acting as spokesman for the
i committee which is supporting the marina
project, said this about the issuing of the
I permit, "I think it's great! Full speed ahead!
The permit is subject to the recommend-
ed fees and conditions as required by the de-
partment. One of these requirements is that
a legal advertisement be published in the
newspaper announcing that the permit has
been issued and giving one last opportunity
for involved parties to issue any objections
they may have.
Another provision is that the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers must also issue a permit,
expressing its lack of objection to the project.


According to the city's engineer, Bill Kenne-
dy, of Preble-Rish Engineers, the Corps has
already given its verbal permission, stating it
was only awaiting the issuance of the DEP
permit before it reduced the Corps' permit to
a written document.
120 WET SLIPS APPROVED
The permit gives the state's permission to
construct the 120 wet slip marina, but also
gives permission to construct a 280' concrete
riprap jetty with a wooden wave attenuator,
as well as excavate a basin entrance chan-
nel.
The permit is not permission to begin
construction until these matters-the Corps
of Engineers permit and the legal advertise-
ment publication-are accomplished and
completed.
The permit is also not a permit to build
anywhere and in any manner the committee
might wish. It stipulates permission is grant-
ed only for a specific project, done in a spe-
cific manner and under certain conditions:
all of which are covered in the permit lan-
guage.
The necessary legal advertisement is in-
cluded in this week's issue of The Star.


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Happy 100th

WE'D LIKE TO TAKE up a portion of our editorial space,
this week, to wish "Big Cecil" a belated happy birthday. It isn't
Just every day ... nor every year; nor even every decade that
we get the opportunity to wish someone a happy 100th birthday.
It's even more rare that we get the opportunity to wish someone
congratulations for reaching the century mark, still very active
and in any measure of robust health.
We get that opportunity in the case of Cecil Costin reaching
that milestone. His only apparent weakness is an impairment to
his hearing, causing a little inconvenience to others; not to him.
He goes right on with his conversation, as if nothing was wrong.
If you don't get completely through to him, that's your problem!
He is enjoying the repartee!
COSTIN CAME THROUGH THE "boom and bust" of the 20s
and 30s, both, as an adult with tough decisions to make for the
welfare of his family and his business future. He didn't jump out
of any 10-story window during the crash of '29, he just worked
harder.
Then, along came World War II, when goods were hard to ob-'
tain, but Costin just substituted for what he needed and just
kept on keeping on. He raised a large family and saw that every
one of them received an education. That's quite an accomplish-
ment out here in the country "where there aren't many opportu-
nities." He had to make his own "opportunities"; an activity
which few people want to indulge in today.
HE WORKED AND HE PRAYED regularly in the First Bap-
tist Church ... and in his home and in his place of work. He
didn't moan over how tough the world was treating him when
things didn't go exactly as he wanted them, or desired them to.
He just took advantage of the opportunities that came his way..
He played when his work was done, rather than stopping in
the middle of an important task in order to enjoy a little R and
R It was a habit he learned early, since he was thrust-or as-
sumed-a position of responsibility early in life; age 15, to be ex-
act!
SO, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BIG CECIL", you have earned
some play time. Now, you just make your main objective, enjoy-
ing yourself!
We suspect that you will choose to do what you have always
chosen to do; work! After all, likely you wouldn't have reached
the age plateau you have if you hadn't been enjoying yourself.



Welcome News

THE COX AND ASSOCIATES ANNOUNCEMENT in last
week's paper was welcome news to the people of Port St. Joe. It
was a bit of good news sandwiched in between a more or less
steady diet of bad news, for a welcome. respite. Cox and Asso-
ciates fills a definite niche in the business world and fills it, ad-
mirably. They employ a good number of our people, providing a
substantial payroll to our community.
Thea,,edical billing service employs mostly women bu'Chas a
number of men on its staff, too. '"
Cox found a need for his particular service and'filled it.
That's how intrepeneurship is born. The fact that they are grow-
ing by leaps and bounds and expect to nearly double in size dur-
ing the next year, speaks well for the product they are selling; a
service to the medical community, doing their billing for them.
.They don't just send out statements; they keep up with the ever
changing intracacies of medical insurance, medicare and medic-
aid and bill accordingly. It is a specialized service they perform.
AND, DON'T FORGET GEORGE Hean's GHC, company, ei-
ther. They sell nation-wide and employ about 30 people, operat-
ing out of a modern manufacturing plant on west Highway 98, in
Highland View.
Again, they manufacture a specialized product and do it:well.
They, also, are thinking about enlarging their facilities to
make more.units of their product ... to employ more local citi-
zens. -
They' make, from scratch, a virtually atheft-proof .coin-
operated air dispensing machine, a set of scales and a vacuum
cleaner, which they sell, primarily to convenience store chains
and oil companies. You have probably.used one of their products
at one time or another, and didn't know it.
These are the types of businesses Port St' Joe needs for di-
versification of its job market. We already have a start of some
good solid business operations which we can be proud of.


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-
Jeff Foxworthy says you
might be a red neck if ....... you
know the, back way into both
Talladega and Darlington. The
reference,of course, is to the rahce
fans that flock to these two lob6li-
ties -when the NASCAR Wiriston
Cup Series makes its semni-anniu-
al visit. '
I have been to Talladega' a
couple of timeS and Just recently I1
joined my 'brothers for a little
bonding at, the Mountain Dew
Southern Five Hundred ,.inn
Darlington.. ', .
You don't reckon Jeff knows
what he's talking about. .
Pleases understand I went
strictly as an impartial observer.
And, I wanted to see forty-two
,good ole boys "banging it around"
at a hundred and fifty miles-an


HUNNER DOWH WITH KES BY KESLEY$COLBERT


Here's To New Friends


hour on the track "too tough to
tame".
I don't know a thing about
stock car racing. I can't even fig-
ure out what they're talking about
half the time. They never say.
"Boy, this car goes fast." NO, if it's
running good, it's "hooked-up". If
it's off a little, they. don't say,.
"Gosh, this thing is terrible". It's
"somebody missed the set-up".
Then, you've got to "adjust the
track bar", "add a. pound in the
right front" or "take one round out,
of the left side".
And I won't ever figure out the
"crash lingo". Ernie Irvan comes
up along side Ricky Craven as
they roar into the first turn at
Talladega and gently bumps him
in the left rear fender. Now, peo-
ple, Craven is traveling at
upwards to a hundred and ninety
miles an hour when 'his car,
"starts to come around on ,him". .
Somewhere along about the sec-
ond or third "360 spin"' Jimmy
Spencer "T-bones" the side of
Craven's out of control number 25


Budweiser Chevrolet. sending it
careening wildly into the outside
concrete wall.
When the reporters catch up
with Ricky coming out of the
Infield Care Center (we'd call it a
hospital) he smiles at the camera.
"That's racing. Just one of them
deals."
ONE OF THEM DEALS! Are
these people nuts! Listen, I'd a'
been after Ernie Irvan with a
baseball bat! I'll teach him to run
me off the road .'. my grand-
mother cuts in front of me turning
into the grocery store, I'm going to
give her a piece of my mind.
You don't have to understand
it all when you're just there as an
observer. And far be it for me to
comment on anybody's neck color
but, some strange folks can
gather up at race time. Most were
wearing tee shirts claiming the
merits of their "fav-ver-it" driver.
Dale Earnhardt,' awesome Bill
Elliot, Jeff Gordon, Rusty Wallace.
Kyle Petty, Darrell Waltrip and
company were plastered to every-


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thing that moled.
I saw 'Lank" in tank-tops
with the Raminow Warrior's no. 24
car painted on their forehead.
There were hip-hugging jeans.
with NMarlboros in one pocket and
a blackjack with a "go Rusty"
sticker in the other. I saw a dozen.
hairy chests with a quasi-gold no.,.
3 pin stuck right into the skin.
Many .of the shorter folkls-
werewaving those. Mark Martin'
banners. The "MNr. Excitement-
Smokin' Joe Camel-Jimmy.
Spencer". adorned, ones were',
elbowing their, way through the:
crowd. Nearly all of 'em had the
mandatory tattoo, the auto-'
graphed cap and that glint In,
their eye that let you know they.
weree proud of the face on their"
tee-shirt ... I just wish I had,
the time and space to describe the;,
men, for you.
Up on the big stage behind:
the main grandstand a local band-,
was banging out If Heaven Ain't Ak
,(See KESLEY on Page 3)


There's Nothing Quite As Effective As A Little Rap In The Right Place


EDUCATION COMMISSION-
ER Brogan's office issued a press
release a week or 10 days ago re-
'garding educators using reasona-
ble force with disruptive stu-
dents.' The type of reasonable
force will be' decided upon after
,several public hearings have thor-
oughly discussed the matter.
It seems Commissioner Bro-
gan sponsored the matter in the
Legislature last year, where it ul-
timately was approved. He was
becoming tired-like the rest of
us--of having students threaten-
ing and beating up on teachers
and other pupils, effectively ter-
rorizing classroom settings and
the learning process.
Commissioner Brogan an-
nounced this revolution in class-
room deportment as if it was
something new and wonderful
which most of us ex-students,
now long of tooth and slow of re-
action, remember as the status
quo for classrooms we attended,
where the only terror was in-


ETAOIN SHRDLU


By Wesley Ramsey


stilled by the teacher. Conse-
quently, we; weren't having to
watch our .back for any surprise
attack and could concentrate on
the subject at hand. ;

WE HAVE ATTEMPTED to'
solve this problem with the pres-
ence of resource officers in each
and every school. This has been
partially effective, the only prob-
lem being' that' the resource off-'
cer couldn't be present in every
classroom at the same time. Due
to. his personal logistics he/she
was capable of being in one place
at a time; and the students knew
it.
'Only the classroom teacher


was present in every classrooms,
'all the time. It only makes good
sense to place him/her in charge
with the authority to mete out ef-
fective punishment for Infractions
of the behavior code as stated.
Like training pets; the correc-
tion of students is more effective
if meted out immediately after the
c at of misbehavior.
-The reason the activity ws
stopped was two-fold: it disturbX
the little darlings' psyche to
forced to endure punishment be-
4,fore- their peers and because
many doting parents had the pr -
pensity to sue the various school
boards if their precious one was
corrected iri a reasonably forceful,


manner.
The school boards were
scared of the parents and thusly
the teachers became scared of the
disruptive students, causing a
monumental problem.

MAINTAINING DISCIPLINE
isn't all that. hard, nor does it
take a bull whip in one hand and
'a pistol strapped on the side of
every teacher; although it almost
has reached these exaggerated
proportions.
Just ask Roy McKeown, our
fourth grade math teacher, as
well as the school principal and
the bus driver after school, in
that small elementary school in
east central Oklahoma.
Mr. McKeown patrolled the
aisles while: his students were
a-taking ,a test or working an exer-
cise. While patrolling these aisles
he would take a look at a stu-
dent's work, giving assistance
where it was needed, answering
questions, offering encourage-


ment but he also: carried a
three-foot wooden yardstick
With this yardstick, he would
periodically slap a studefit across
the shoulder just hard enough to
send a message that you had bet-
ter not get out of line and just
hard enough to let you know that
If you did; dire things could 'hap-
pen. Int other words, Mr. McKe-
wrn's yardstick was perfectly ca-
pable of stinging!
He maintained control in his
classroom because he let his stu-
dents know, right from the start,
that he was in control and he in-
tended to maintain that control.
Nobody, ever, complained of
being improperly chastised or be-
ing abused. It was unheard of.
We knew we were expected to be-
;have ourselves and If we didn't,
we had no grounds for complaint
about the circumstances_-

THEN. THERE WAS Miss Ro-
mine, whom we had in' the sixth
grade. Miss Romine was a lovely
lady, but she insisted on main-


training discipline in her class-
room, also.
I was sort of Miss Romine's
pet because I always had my les-
sons on time, striving to make a
100 every time.
But one day Miss Romine
proved to me that, even if she
'considered you a good student,
that didn't exempt you from disci-
pline in the classroom. She dem-
onstrated to me that bad behav-
ior on my part, drew a bad reac-
tion on her part.
One day Miss Romine left the
class unattended for a few min-
utes with the' admonition to us all
to "keep studying" I and several
others became rowdy during her
'absence and paid for it when she
returned.
'She took us. one by one, into
the cloak closet, where she made
us lift our pants leg and proceed-
ed to use a ruler real effective-
like, on our bare calves.
That sort of control you don't
forget; very soon.


-THE STAR--
USPHS 518880 ...
Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenlue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 .
by The Star Publishing Co. of Port St. Joe, Inc. '
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Mexico Beach Election Will Feature "Bed Tax" Question


Voters of Mexico Beach will
have more to consider on their
ballot November 4th than two
seats on the city's council. A ref-
erendum asking voter input on a
'3% city bed tax proposal (prefer-
ably called a "user's fee") will also
appear on the ballot.
Committed- chairperson Bill


Bloemsma said the city funds
would shift the burden of financ-
ing and maintaining visitor facili-
ties to the users of those facilities
while they are visiting Mexico
Beach. Currently those costs are
passed on to resident taxpayers in
the form of ad valorem taxes.
Expenses such as beach


-cleaning, dredging of the Mexico
Beach Canal, maintenance of the
pier, and upkeep and improve-,
ments to local parks and dune
walkovers total approximately
$75,000 a year from the city's
budget. A local option resort tax is
required by law to be passed by
voters.


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Members of the newly formed Economic Development Committee gather for first meeting.


Economic oae


ments, community organizations,
i chambers' of commerce, and local
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leaders in order to pool efforts to
maintain focused on economic


duPont From Page 1

itive influence on the educational futures of their children."
Dare to Dream, a 1996 study commissioned by the Lilly
Endowment, Included the Gulf County Counseling program among
three national efforts that "are fostering school change aimed at high-
er achievement, greater postsecondary options, and productive futures
for all American children."
This year's Jessie Ball duPont Fund Making a Difference Award
will be presented at 12:15 p.m., Thursday, September 18 at Butler's
Restaurant in Port St. Joe.
The award includes a $10,000 grant to Rollins College for students
from Gulf County and 'a $5,000 gift to the Gulf County Scholarship
Trust in honor of the teachers, parents, students, and school and
community leaders and volunteers who have made this program a,
success.
Th6,,Jessje Ball duPont Fund, based in Jacksonville, is a national
foundation with a particular interest in issues affecting the South. The
fund uses itsgresources to address broad-based societal issues that
have regional and national relevance.
The Jessie Ball duPont Fund makes grants to a defined universe
of eligible institutions. An organization is eligible if it received a con-
tribution from Jessie Ball duPbnt between January 1, 1960 and
December 31, 1964. Since 1976, the fund has made grants totaling
$141,223,417, with $2,815,505 given to the Gulf County area.


Kesley

S(Arom Page 2)
Lot Like Dixi . .
It was "time to go racing".
I've heard the Jeff Foxworthy
red neck jokes. I've viewed 'the'
('*"negative ink" these southern
good-ole-boys have garnered over.
the years. I've seen Deliverance. I
am very aware of the slow talking-
! slow thinking-back woods-hick
driven. image-before the first
note of the Star Spangled Banner
-'was hit fifty-five thousand men,
women and children were on their
feet, hats off, hand over hearts,
literally looking to find the flag we
were preparing to salute. No one
talked. No one kept searching for
a seat. Due respect and honor
was proudly and gladly and
unashamedly displayed.
S Listen, if that' s being a red
',neck-sign me up!
On lap 20, Ricky. Rudd in the
MTide Ford cut down in front of
dTerry Labonte, slowing him a mite
,las they came out of turn four. I
leaped to my feet, "Get that 10 car
-out of our wayl What are you
doing Rudd. You idiot!" O.K., I
:might 'a fudged a little, about
being an impartial observer. I did-
n't drive all the way to Darlington,
'South Carolina, to see my fav-ver-
,!it driver come in second. "Run
"'over him Terryl Blast him off- "
As I jumped to my feet I acci-
Sdentally bumped the lady in ,front
of me causing her to throw her
beverage all over herself. .... and
r her extra big boyfriend/hus-
',band/date. Both were soaked
.She, was a little on the heavy-set
side, but she looked like a size 3
petite beside her Godzilla friend
wearing the Ricky Rudd tee-shirt!
Ooopsl
"Sir ... I. .. uh I'm .
uh .. sorry .. uh. I'll buy
you another -" "
"Don't worry about It friend.
Just one of them deals."
What a quaint, and quite
lovely, old Southern expression ..

Happy To Be Here,
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Our Readers Write.
LETTERS -[
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Disturbed Over-
Death of A Pet
A Letter To A Murderer,
Youth were traveling on
Highway 98 near St. Joe Beach
early' on the .morning of
September 12th. You "were too
busy to try to evade a black,
orange & calico cat. You appar-
ently were too busy to stop and
pick her up off the road, look at.
-.her tag & call me, her owner. It fell,
to my across the street neighbor
to pick up her body, bring her to
me and later bury her because I
couldn't bear to do it.
You did more than just hit a
cat. Her name was Catey. Catey
was a member of my family.for a
little more than four years. Two
nights ago (Sept. 10). I gave' her a
belated present of a new collar,
which she was wearing when,you
ran over her. Catey was my oldest
cat & managed tod move safely
from Alabama to two other loca-
tions before coming here. She had
a keen intellect, a personality of
her own & had been the subject of
several of my newspaper articles.
She was raised from a tiny sickly
kitten who "adopted" 'me & grew
to a lovely healthy cat. She wads
like a daughter to me.
You have taken this beloved
animal & didn't have the courage
to take responsibility for what you
have done. I hope you never know
what it feels like to lose something
you dearly love. If you ever do,
perhaps you will have an inkling
of. what your carelessness arnd
Irresponsibility has done to me.
You have broken my heart.-
Laura Rogers
St. Joe Beach

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goals.
"It don't get no better than
this," he said as he outlined the
number of amenities 'Gulf County
has to offer potential business
prospects.
Industrial. property, water,
sewer, gas, railroad,' labor force,
tourism, enterprise zone, and port
facilities were attributes he dis-
cussed viewing as he toured the
county Monday.
He emphasized that a deep
water port was a "prize to be cher-
ished". "If it went to an' airport
you would have it all, the whole
package," he added.
(Gulf County is in the process
,of conducting a feasibility study
for future airport expansions to
Costin Airport at Jones
Homestead and has made an.
application for $1.2 million in
grant funds to pave the existing
runway as previously reported, in:
The Star.)
Brantley also cautioned the
group of potential pitfalls, barri-
ers, and limitations that must be
addressed as the committee
develops strategies to market Gulf
County.
.*"No Quick Fix"
Brantley estimated It could
take three to five years to see
results from the economic devel-
opment efforts. "There's no quick
.fix," he told the committee.'
Brett Wattles .reviewed the
Importance of work force develop-,
ment in drawing potential busi-
nesses to the area.
He said the #1 qtiestion,on
corporate managers' minds In any
business is, "Can I find and keep
a good work force'?" Education is
the key Ingredient to developing a
good work force, he said, stress-
ingg forming a partnership with
local school boards, community
colleges and university systems.
Committee Chairman Joe
Danford has tentatively set the
next Economic Development
Committee meeting for October
6th. "We've got a lot of information
-to dissimilate before we can get
started." he said.


Four Arrested
for Deadheading
on Chipola
According to Gulf County
Sheriffs Department Captain Joe
Nugent, four people have been
arrested for deadheading in the
Chipola River, while a fifth indi-
vidual remains' at large.
Nugent said Jerry Keightley
(40, Vernon) was arrested Friday.
in Holmes County while Russell
R. Bourkard (60, Vernon), Eddie
Ben Bourkard (25, Fort Walton),
and Russell Ishumul Bourkard
'(31, Vernon) turned themselves in
to the Gulf County Sheriffs Office
earlier this week.
The Florida Marine Patrol
issued warrants for 'arrest after
reportedly observing the men
removing six cypress logs approx-
imately 24 inches in diameter and
20-30 feet long from the river.
They were conditionally
released by Gulf County Judge
Robert Moore Tuesday and will
have a court date set for sometime
next month for grand theft
charges.
One person remains at large
under the FMP warrant.


3 Bloemsma said conservative
revenue projections by the com-
mittee estimate the fee should
bring in around $177,000 annu-
ally. This is based on a 3% fee
being placed on all motels, hotels,
RV park rentals, apartments, cot-
tages ahd .various other rental
units used for short term occu-
pancy-bvernight to six months.
The question for Mexico
Beach voters is who's going to pay
for maintaining the existing facili-
ties, as well as enhancing and
upgrading Mexico Beach as a
vacation area.
Committee members have
noted that most area cities and
counties with tourist development
ideas have incorporated the local
option resort tax,as a tool to help
them accomplish that goal.
Bay: County already has the
resort tax in place so the vote at.
Mexico Beach would simply
include the area in an extended
SBay County district:
Mexico Beach's millage rate of
5.32 should receive very little if'
any .upward, pressure down the
road if the "user's fee" is:put in
place by city voters.,
City Elections
Qualification for Mexico
Beach's city elections will, begin
September 22nd and run through
October 3rd.
During a special meeting
Tuesday morning, September '16
the Mexico Beach,-City Council
appointed Bill Bloemsma to finish
the unexpired term of Council-
man Jim Taylor who recently
passed away from injuries



iBudget

J (Fromn Page 1)
the requirements and costs of the
project, estimating a need for
approximately a 1,400 square foot
facility at a cost of between
$65,000 and $80,000.
Mayor Linton suggested the
city board and county look at
using in-house labor or prison
crew labor to reduce costs if pos-
sible.
Mayor Linton asked the rep-
resentatives to try and work up
some hard figures and then set
up a meeting with all the parties
Involved to finalize plans.
In Other Business
*Ann Harvey, representing
the state park system,
approached the board requesting
that several matters concerning.
ownership and use of property at
the Constitution Museum Park be
cleared up. The biggest problem
she mentioned was that the state
couldn't locate a record of transfer
of ownership for the parcel of land
the Constitution Monument' sits
on. Board Attorney Billy Joe Rish
said he could try to clear up the
matter.
*Agreed to allow the
Apalachicola Northern Railroad.
Company to fence in the dock
area at the end of First Street The
board discussed the sea wall
'along the edge of the bay. It has
deteriorated 'to the point of being
a danger to people using the area,
Commissioner Charles Tharpe
stated. ,
*Further discussed the city's
ordinance pertaining to business-
es located in residents' homes as
requested by Ann White. The
board noted that if:a person was
in violation and a complaint was
Jiled .then the board would
Respond as spelled out in the ordi-
nance.


received in a tragic accident.
His council, seat and incum-_
bent Bud Jones, who will be seek-
ing a second term, will appear on
the November 4th ballot.
Budget Plans
According to City Manager
John Mclnnis, Mexico Beach is
proposing a $1.983 million bud-
get for the upcoming fiscal year.
$1.3 million of that will be
received through CDBG grant
funds to, rework several inland
stormwater drainage problems.
Another $130,000 grant will,
be used to repair and extend the
Mexico Beach pier 100 feet,. A 50'
"T1" fishing platform will also be
added along with work on the pic-



Port
alternate plan to construct a
marine/industrial port facility on
St. Joe Corporation property
located on the Gulf County Canal.
Jones did offer to work with the
Port Authoity on the alternate
sites., -
Port Authority members feel
optimistic that such .a project
could be successful. While plans
are far' from set, the, operations,
could conceivably include ship-..
ping (via barge), warehousing,
and loading and unloading docks,.
Pitts said they will continue to
pursue funding for the anticipat-
ed project, adding, "Our' main
focus is on creating jobs."
The group has been. negotiat-
ing for the port project property
with StL Joe Corporation for eight
.months, but the process has been
slowed with St. Joe Corporation's'
restructuring of operations.


nic area, park, and restroom facil-
: cities. The purchase of one new
police vehicle is also budgeted,

Senior Citizens'
Giant Yard Sale
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be holding a giant
yard sale on Saturday, October
11 th 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. Sorry, no clothes
will be accepted.


(From Page 1)
'Port Authority members are
disappointed the deep water port
hasn't worked out yet, but are
looking forward to pursuing the
marine/Industrial port on 'the
Gulf County Canal.
Comment on Economic
Development
Jones did make several favor-
able comments concerning future
plans:of St. Joe Corporation local-
ly. He said they were very inter-
ested in growth and development
in the region, including Port St.
Joe.
While stating that the compa-
ny was very interested in econom-
ic development, he cautioned they
wanted to be smart about what
they do.
"We want our actions to have
a positive Influence for a long
Ume," he said.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, 1997


Junior Service League

to Host a Cajun Cookin'


The Junior Service League of
Port St. Joe is proud to present "A
Ragin' Cajun Cookin' Demon-
stration" with Master Chef Robin
Downs. The cooking school will be
held on Saturday, October 11 from
11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. est at
the First United Methodist
Church Fellowship Hall in Port St.
Joe.
This event is. planned as a
fundraising cooking exhibition
and luncheon to benefit the


Savannah Jane Aubry
Savannah Jane
Celebrates First!
Savannah Jane Aubry cele-
brated her first birthday Tuesday,
September 2nd at the Mexico
Beach park. She enjoyed hot dogs
and Tweety Bird birthday cake
with her mommy and daddy;
Hollie and Ed Aubry, grandpar-
ents; Tawny and Ronnie Butler,
friends; and special guest, Chase
Wilder.


Accelerated Reading Program at
the Port St. Joe Elementary
School.
Robin will be preparing a deli-
cious Cajun feast which includes
the following: Soups-seafood
gumbo and shrimp and crab
bisque; Salad-pear salad with
walnuts; Entrees-roasted cajun
pork loin with creole sauce, chick-
en etoffee, and shrimp St.
Gertrude; Vegetables-herb rice
pilaf, okra and tomatoes, and
French Quarter red beans;
Desserts-bananas foster and
flan; garlic bread; tea and coffee.
For a twenty dollar donation,
Robin will share some of his.
Cajun cooking' secrets, and you
will get a generous sample of
Cajun cooking' at its best
Make .your plans now to
attend this wonderful event. Even
you can make a rouxl For more
information or tickets call Carla
May at (850) 227-2008 or contact
any Junior Service League mem-
ber.

Final Plans
Final plans for the wedding of
Robert Baker, Jr. and Emily
Cabaniss are being made. The
wedding will be held at Long
Avenue Baptist Church, in Port St.
Joe at 7 p.m. (ET) on September
20th.
Immediately following the cer-
emony a reception will be held in,
the church's Family Life Center.
All family and friends are invited
to attend.


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Gwendolyn Sharon Sherman


Engaged


Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Sherman of
Panama City have announced the
engagement and forthcoming
marriage of their daughter,
Gwendolyn Sharon Sherman, to
Malcolm Eugene "Gene" Floore,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Cary E. Floore
of Port St. Joe. The bride elect is
the granddaughter of T.J.
Sherman -and Charles Frank
Brown, both of Panama City.
The bride ,elect received a
bachelor's degree in merchandis-
ing/marketing from Florida State
University and is a 1987 graduate
of Bay High School. She is the
marketing coordinator for The,
DSW Group. Ltd.. a software con-'


sulting firm located in Atlanta,
Georgia.
Her fiance received a ba the-
lor's 'degree in systems science
from the University of West
Florida and is a 1981 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School. He is the
founder and president of Cutting
Edge Technologies. Inc., a soft-
ware development firm located in
Tallahassee.
A May 16 wedding is planned
for 6 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church with a recep-
tion following at the St. Andrew
Bay Yacht Club. All friends and
,relatives are invited to attend. .


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Dylan Cabaniss celebrated
his third birthday with a cowboy
birtlhda:. party at the Mexico
Beach park where those attending
panned for gold and played
games. Many family members and,
friends were on hand to help
Dyl.ar celebrate his special day.


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Benjamin Wayne Bridges
Benjamin Turns 1!
Benjamin Wayne Bridges cel-
ebrated his first birthday on
Autgust 20th. He shared hlt first
birthday. party with his cousin.
Cas-.idv Ann Odom, who turned
one on August 10th. at his
Granny and Grandpapa Odorn's
house in Southport. Benjamin's
proud 'parents are' Wayne. and
Candice Bridges of Port SL Joe.


John Kinney-Misty Pate

To Wed

The parents of, Misty Pate
would like to announce the
upcoming marriage of their
daughter to John Kinney, son of
Annette and Curtis Porter and the
late George Kinney.
The wedding is planned for 6
o'clock in the evening on
Saturday, September 20th at the
Bible Church in Overstreet.
No -local invitations are be
sent but all friends and family are
cordially invited to attend.

AARPCovered
Dish Luncheon
The Mexico Beach Chapter of
AARP will meet Friday, September
19th at 12:00 noon (CTI in the
Chamber of Commerce Building.
A covered dish dinner will',be
served with each member bring-
ing a covered dish. A shortnmeet-
Ing will follow the dinner.
The guest speaker :will be.
Brad Hall. who will demonstrate
how and when to use this life sav-
ing procedure-CPR. Everyone
needs to get out again after the
long hot summer, so bring a
friend and enjoy the fellowship.


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'\ .


The children and families of
retired Colonel' Willard and
Carolyn Watson would like to
Invite their friends and family to a
reception in honor of their par-
ents' 40th wedding anniversary.
This event will be held at the
Wewahitchka Community Center
on September 20 at 2:00 p.mn.
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The couple, is returning to
their "home roots" and will be


residing in the Wewahitchka area.
They are the children of Maudie
Watson and the late Alto Watson
of White City and William J. Davis
and the late Edna Davis of
Dalkeith.
After retiring with 22 years in
the U.S. Army, 15 years Civil
Service and owners of an optical
deliver company, they decided it's
time to go fishing.
Everyone is invited to join in
on the fun and celebration.


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To Marry
Willie Mae and Roy Lee
Williams, Jr. would like to
announce the approaching mar-
riage of their daughter, Ly'Tonya
Thomas, to Andrew Gainer, Jr.,
son of Lossie and Andrew Gainer,
Sr.
The bride is a 1990 graduate
of Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High School
and is employed by Gulf Pines
Hospital.
Her fiance is a 1983 graduate
of Wewahitchka High School and
is employed by the Gulf County,
Sheriffs Office.
The couple will marry on
Friday, September 19 at 7 p.m. at
New Life Christian Center, which
is in the Union Hall on Sixth
Street in Port St. Joe. All friends
and relatives of the couple are
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Health Care Apparel Fashion
Show Featured on Sept. 25th


The photo above was take
abandoned structure which po
well as an "eyesore" in the nei

,Neighborhood
C: lean-Up Victim
The Port St. Joe Police
Department, through its Commu-
nity Policing Grant and the
Neighborhood Clean-Up Program,
tore down an abandoned house
this past week at 234 Avenue F.
The city has torn down sever-
al unoccupied rundown struc-
tures in the area in an effort to aid
in removing eyesores and haz-
ardous buildings.
Two more .structures are
scheduled to be demolished in the
near future. Other structures are
also on the police department's
list, but no documents have been
signed to confirm the demolition
of these buildings.


The public is invited on
September 25th, from 9 until 11
a.m., to the Senior Citizens
.? Center to share in a display of
S., specialized health care apparel,
Conducted by We Care Fashions.
STheir clothing items will also
t .be on sale during the event. The
business provides "easy-to-get-
on-and-off" clothing items for
senior men and women.
n prior to the demolition of this Some of the items will
osed a danger to area children as include: ladies poly/cotton sleep-
ghborhood.


wear that snaps all the way down;
- hospital gowns and back snap
robes; flannel bed jackets which
snap up the front; quilted lap
robes that fasten around the
waist; and a selection of socks,
knee highs, shoes and slippers.
These items 'are currently not
available in our area stores. This
presentation is being brought to
the community to help make
choosing the proper items for
loved ones or yourself a more con-
venient and comfortable task.


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, 1997 PAGE 5A

Mark Constitution
Week Sept. 17 to 23
Americans need only glance
at today's headlines to find rea-
sons to celebrate our Constitution
of the.United States of Americai.
During Constitution Week,
September 21 to 27, in Port St.
Joe, declared in a proclamation
signed by Mayor Johnny D.
Linton, the St. Joseph Bay
Chapter, NSDAR, urges everyone
to read this magnificent docu- ,
ment to understand why so many -'
are willing to risk even life itself to
obtain its cherished benefits.


Kiwanis to

Help the

Elderly
The PotSt. Joe Kiwanis Club
is gathering directions and infor-
mation on how they can go about
actively performing needed tasks
for the elderly who are in need of
minor repairs or services. Jerry
Stokoe, director of the Senior Citi-
zens organization, gave the club
some direction and pointers at
their last meeting.
"There are always some elder-
ly people in the Port St. Joe area
who need small tasks'. done in.
and around their home," Stokoe
said. "Some of them cannot afford
to pay for the services and none
of them are physically able to per-
form them for themselves."
Stokoe said the church group
"CHORE" has money available
through the duPont Foundation
to pdayfor materials, but labor Is
* j needed. "Right now, we don't.
have. a carpenter, for instance, to
build a couple of wheel chair
ramps we have funds on hand to
,buy materials for," Stokoe stated.
'"We need a carpenter. to lead oth-
:ers, In building these two ramps."
Other physical. needed tasks
the Kiwanis Club is thinking
about performing for people in
need, include such chores as
lawn cutting, screen door repairs,
replacing window panes and oth-
er minor Jobs which elderly peo-
ple are unable to perform for
themselves.
Stokoe said his organization
normally offers services to ap-
proximately 600 people a year,
"So, you see, there isn't any
shortage of opportunities out
there," Stokoe said in closing.


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PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, 1997


March of Dimes Plans WalkAmerica


Prepare yourself, the" March
of Dimes WalkAmerica is once
again on its way to Port St. Joe.
On Saturday, October 18 your
friends and neighbors will be
walking for healthier babies. The
organization is happy to an-
nounce that Johanna White of
First Union has agreed to chair
the WalkAmerica again this year.
The mission of the March of
Dimes is to improve the health of


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babies by preventing birth defects
and low birthweight. Early and
regular prenatal care is vital to
the health of a mother and her
unborn baby.
The March of Dimes sponsors
community programs and organi-
zations that encourage women to
seek prenatal care. Between 1984
and 1994, the percentage .of
women receiving early prenatal
care increased from 76.5 percent


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to 80.2 percent.
The sponsors for this year's
walk are Apalachicola Northern
Railroad, First Union National
Bank, Hambrick Construction,
St. Joseph Telecommunications
and 3600 Communications. They


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are also excited that WPAP will be
returning again this .year as the
media sponsor.
For more information about
this walk or the March of Dimes,
please call the office at (850) 785-
6460.


custom-fitted

chanical defects .
in the foot. They
are usually :cus-
tonm-made from casts of the foot and
correct the abnormal angles at which
the patient's weight is carried.
Your podfatrist is an expert at
evaluating individual needs and con-
structing orthotic devices to correct
many painful foot conditions.
Presented in the interest
of better foot care ,.y:
DR. STEPHEN J. GROSS, PODIATRIST
HIGHWAY 98 EASTPOINT
(904) 670-8999


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Passes A Century Mark!
Cecil G. Costin admires the giant birthday cake prepared for
the celebration of his 100th birthday, which he celebrated last
:Saturday in a back yard event. The word "Diddy", in frosting at
ithe bottom of the cake, is a term of endearment he is referred to
by his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Hundreds of Co-
stin's friends and family called during the afternoon to wish him
many happy returns on the occasion.A violin and accordion duo
provided music all afternoon during the calling hours. His family
gathered Saturday evening to enjoy a huge barbecue dinner. Re-
Sfeshments were served throughout the afternoon.


Attention All Veterans...


Gulf County Veterans Service
Officer Bo Williams would like to
draw to the attention of all veter-
ans the existence of a facility to
serve Florida's veterans.

IThank You!
The family of Cecil Costin, Sr.
Should like to thank you for shar-
ing in his 1Q0th birthday celebra-
tion. We appreciate so very much
your presence and the many
thoughtful remembrances. It is
heart-warming to live in such a
wonderful community.
We would especially like to
thank Gene Abrams for the use of
his refrigerated truck, the First
Baptist Church for their wonder-
ful tribute on Sunday. and the
many who helped us in setting up
for the celebration.
Thanks again for your loving
friendship., or friendship is the
golden thread that ties the hearts
of all the world.
The Family of Cecil Costin, Sr.

Project Grad

'98 Giveaway
Port St. Joe High School's
"Project Graduation 1998" will be
accepting donations at each of the
remaining home football games
this season for a giant giveaway to
benefit their efforts. Three fabu-
lous 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 charbroil 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.

What's Free?
Exercise is the best hedge
against a couch-potato physique
and related health risks. A book-
let from the National Institutes of
Health and MetLife gives you tips
on choosing exercise Activities
you enjoy and*. making them a
habit.
For a free copy of "Fitness and
Exercise," send your request;
along with your named and
address to: Consumer Ihfdrma-
tion Center, Dept. 626D, Pueblo,'
Colorado, 81009. You'll also
receive a free copy of the
Consumer Information Catalog,
listing many, other health titles
among its more than 200 free and
low-cost publications.


If you are:
*60 years old or older,
*an honorably discharged vet;
"*a three year resident of
Florida;
*needing assistance with
activities 'ot daily -living such as
feeding, bathing, grooming.' med-
catiohs or food preparation: and'
*NOT in -need of a nursing
home or.hospital.
If so, there is a perfect place'
for you called an "assisted .living
facility". It is the Veterans'
Domiciliary Home of Florida,
located,' at .1300 Sycamore Lane,
Lake City, Florida 32025; The
facility admission clerk's phone
number is (850) 758-0600.
You may also contact the Gulf
County Veteran's Service Officer
Bo Williams for assistance at
(850) 229-6125.


W.I.G. Open House
Members ,of the community, civic dignitaries and representa-
tives of the Jessie Ball duPont Foundation last Thursday toured the
newly renovated facilities of the Washington Improvement Group
located on Peters Street. Executive Director Marsha Harpool has
overseen the interior renovations and plans are for the exterior to
receive a facelift also. Shown from left are Charles Gathers, Mayor
Johnny Linton, City Commissioner Damon McNair, Jr. and Chester
Davis.


10th Annual Coastal Cleanup

Is Planned for This Saturday
- .The 10th Annual Florida to participate in this event, please
Coastal Clean-Up will be held this call Paula Boone. at 647-5031 or
d2,,.A.,, .enemhr onth This Barbara Eells at 647-8238.


event, coordinated by the Center
for Marine Conservation, Is about
more than collecting trash. Once
the debris is gathered, the chal-
lenge lies in figuring out where it
6omes frinom and what it means.
Clean-up volunteers are pro-
vided with garbage bags, pencils
and data cards to .record~ more
than 80 specific; items Jn. eight
categories including: plastic,
foam, plastic, gloss,. rubber,
metal, wood and cloth. Analysis of
the debris is important in making
positive changes.
Last year, over 250 volunteers
from Gulf County took part in this
clean-up. Many of these volun-
teers were school children from
throughout our district. Many
thanks are due those students
and their teachers who helped
provide them a great learning
experience.
If you would like to learn how


Taco Salad or
BBQ Dinner-
Take Your Pick!
The Port St. Joe Senior
Citizens will be selling taco salads
and barbecue sandwich plates on
September 25th from I 1 a.mn.
until 1 p.m. They will deliver to
local businesses or you may pur-
chase them' at the senior center,
located'at 120 Library Drive.
The taco salad dinner will be
$3.50 and will consist of seasoned
ground chuck, lettuce arnd 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.


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ORTHOSES
Orthoses, which serve to relieve
foot pain and correct biometric delor-
mities in the feet, come in three basic
types.
One category of orthotic, devices
functions by reducing impact, cushion-
ing against the tons of pressure the
foot must absorb in a day's walking
and standing. Today's high-tech ther-
moplastic foam inserts actually use
"memory" to reduce impact at crucial
spots.,
.The second type relieves pressure.
"Donut" pads and other inserts that
prevent the person's weight from
descending on a sore place, wart, or
callus are examples of pressure-reliev.
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The most complex onhoses are


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, 1997 PAGE 7A


In the photos above and below Arizona Chemical presents checks
to Port St. Joe Elementary School and Wewahitchka High School.
WHS will use its $3,000 grant to purchase new computer and print-
ing equipment.. Shown above are Cindy Belin, guidance counselor at
Port St. Joe Elementary, Gerald Lewter, principal, Joey Tarantino,
PTO president, holding the $2,500 check, Superintendent of Schools
Jerry Kelley and Clark Davis, general manager of Arizona's Port St.
Joe plant.
In the photo below Oscar Redd, Arizona employee, presents
WHS's $3,000 check to Larry Mathes, principal. Looking on are
Kelley and Davis.


College/Career Day Monday

At Port St. Joe High School


Port St. Joe High School is
once. again hosting the area
College/Career Day. The guid-
ance staff, coordinating this pro-
gram, deems it to be very helpful
to students and their parents in
making decisions regarding post-
secondary plans.
Representatives from over 70
.institutions have been invited to
attend, as well as'those frmh var-
S lous branches .gf,otur armed ser-,
vices. This event will take place


on Monday, September 22nd.
Seniors will 'be, dismissed
from classes to attend at 9:00
a.m. and juniors will be dismissed
at 9:45 a.m.
Parents of students wishing
to attend are encouraged to do so.
Parents attending earn five (5)
Gulf County Scholarship points
for their child. Parents should
check in at the weicome'table prcO-
vided for them at the schools
entrance for further Information.


JOB NOTICE -
The City of Port St. Joe is accepting applications for the following
position:
ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY
$6.52 / HOUR
Application and job description may be, picked up and returned to the
Municipal Building, 305 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32457.
Application' deadline October 3, 1997.
The City oQTPort St. Joe enforces a Drug-Free Workplace Policy and
is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.
2tc, 9/18 & 25


NOTICE OF IMPOUNDED ANIMALS
September 15, 1997
TO RECLAIM ANIMALS CONTACT THE PORT ST. JOE
POLICE DEPARTMENT FROM 8.00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.,
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDA Y.
DATE OF
DESCRIPTION SEX PICK-UP LOCATION
Medium Black/Brown Dog Male 9/8/97 7th Street
Medium Black/Brown
Rottweiler Female 9/5/97 Dropped off at P.D.
Small Brown Dog- Male 9/16/97 Avenue C
No Collar on Animals. 1tc, Septenrber 18, 1997


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What An End to A Fishing Trip!
Returning from running trot lines early Wednesday morning at
about 6:15, George Simmons, Sr. found his motor home engulfed in
flames. The motor home was parked at the Depot Creek Landing, and
was destroyed by the time the City of Port St. Joe. fire department
arrived on the scene.


Thanks to Everyone
The family of Ruth 0.
Longmire wishes to thank every-'
one for the cards, food and flow-
ers shared during the loss of our
loved one. May God bless each
and every one of you.
Even though she is gone, she
will always live on, in our hearts.
Thank you all, -
The Julius and
Longmire Families


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-.'


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Billy R. Waters
Billy Ray Waters, 66, of
Wewahitchka, 'passed away
Sunday at his home following an,
extended illnes.. A native of'
Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, .he
served in the Army during the
Korean War. He lived in the
Fairfax, Virginia. area :.for many
years and retired to Wewahitchka
two years ago.
Survivors include his former
wife, Regina Hennessy of
Wewahitchka; a son, William
Waters of Wewafiitchka; a daugh-
ter, Marie Kelly of Fairfax; two
grandchildren, Rebecca and
'Kenny W'ateir 'of N6orth" Crfbli6a;
five brothers, Charles Waters -of
Redfield, Arkansas, James Waters
of Salt Lake City, Utah, Joseph
Waters of Little Rock, Arkansas,
Johnny Waters of Anchorage,
Alaska, and Albert Waters of
Wewahitchka; and three sisters,
Jean Stillins of Little Rock, Betty
Billingsley of Redfield, and Alma
SWaters of Little Rock.
He will be taken to Roller-
Drummond 'Funeral Home in
Little Rock for funeral services.
Interment will follow in National
Cemetery in Little Rock.
All local services are under
the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home,. Wewahitchka
Branch Chapel.

Franklin L. Jones
Franklin L. Jones, 82, of
Amelia Island, died suddenly from
a heart attack Monday,
September 15 at Baptist Medical
Center in Nassau. A native of
Gurney, Alabama, Mr. Jones was
a 1939 graduate of the University
of Alabama.
Following graduation, Mr.
Jones went to work for St. Joe
Paper Company in Port St. Joe.
He moved to Fernandina in 1954
and worked at Container
Corporation of America, retiring
in 1978 as General Manager of
the mill.
Mr. Jones was a member of
St. Peter's Episcopal Church,
where he had served as both
Junior and Senior Warden. He
also was a member and past pres-
ident of the Fernandina Beach
Rotary Club, was past president
of the PTA at Fernandina Beach
High School, was past president
of the Southern Eastern Paper
Association, and served on
Governor Askew's Management &
Efficiency ,Commission in
Tallahassee.
Survivors include his wife,
Hazel Jones of Amel i Island; two
sons, Larry Jones of Palo Alto,
California and Elliott Jones of
Vero Beach; one daughter, Anne
J. Mettler of Arcadia, California;
on sister, Jewel Dailey of Aiken,
South Carolina; two grandsons,
Christopher Jones and Jeffrey
Mettler; and two step-children,
Mark and Shannon Adams.
Funeral services will be held
(today) Thursday, September 18
at St. Peter's Episcopal Church
with Rev. George Young, pastor, :
officiating. Interment will follow in
St. Peter's Cemetery. In lieu of-!
flowers, donations may be made
in his memory to: St. Peter's
Episcopal Church Cemetery
Fund, 801 Atlantic Avenue,


Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Home
Inc. of Fernandina, Beach is in
charge of arrangements.

Shelly L. Afford
Shelly Lamar Alford, 84, of
Wewahitchka, passed away
Monday morning, September 15
in Panama City following a brief
illness.
A native of Walton County, he
served in the Army during WWII,
and was a retired carpenter. Mr.
Alford has lived in Wewahitchka
for the past 20' years and was: a
'member mof the .Glad .~Tidings
Assembl of God Church.f He was
preceded id' death by 'his wife,
,.Ma-e Alford. '
Survivors include a sister,
Myrtle Pryor of Darlington; three
special nieces, Myrtice Dean and
husband, Carl of Wewahitchka,
Jo Ann Mathews and husband,
Lawton of Darlington. and. Betty
Graham and husband, Joe of
Boston, Massachusetts.
Funeral services were held on
Wednesday, September 1.7 at
10:00 a.m., CT,' at the Glad
Tidings Assembly of God Church,
conducted by Rev. Neal Miller and
Rev. Mike Nlassee. and at 2:00
p.m., CT, in Darlington, conduct-
ed by Rev. Phil McMillan.
Interment followed in Limestone
Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.


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with love and gratitude to
ministers, churches, neighbors
and friends for your prayers and
concern during the illness and
death of our mother, Cecelia
Rogers of Enterprise, Alabama.
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PAGE SA THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, 1997

Chamber Received Web Award


The Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce is proud to announce
that the Gulf County Internet
Homepage has received the pres-
tigious Sterling Award. This dis-
tinguished award Is bestowed to
less than one percent of all
Internet web sites.
Other recipients of this award
are: Newsweek magazine Online;
AT&T and Columbus Press World
Travel Guide; Allstate Insurance;
Stewart Title, HomeFair; and the
LoanPage.
The Gulf County home page
web site is designed by.
HomeTown Internet Publishing
and is sponsored by the Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce.
The .Sterling Award is pre-
sented by The Real Estate Library

Rotary Visits
The Port St. Joe Rotary Club
took a pictorial trip to Glasgow,
Scotland and the Rotary Interna-
tional Convention, last Thursday,
with its own member, Bill Craw-
ford narrating the presentation.,
Crawford also attended the con-
vention.
There were approximately
23,000 Rotarians from all over
the world and their guests in at-
tendance at the convention.
The Scots hosted the conven-
tion, which lasted two weeks and
provided non-stop entertainment,
along with the 'usual more seri-
ous activity of business sessions.
Crawford stated this was the
eighth International Convention
he and his wife had attended.
Crawford said the next inter-
ITwo More Burglaries
During the Weekend
According the Police Chief Jay
Leffert, the rash of burglaries in
,the Port St Joe area are still tak-
ing place.
This past Friday, a home in
the Forrest Park-'Twentieth Street
area was broken into during the
daylight hours. Although the
-.house was locked,d the burglars
found an unsecured area to -enter
through the garage.
On Saturday, another bur-
glary occurred in the Palm
Boulevard-Yaupon Street area. A
resident's garage, not connected
to their home, was broken into
during the early morning hours.
The owners sustained about
$4,000 worth of losses.
The Port St. Joe Police
department asks that if anyone
I sees anything .suspicious. please
'contact the police department at
229-8265, ,
They also recommend that
* everyone secure their homes and
vehicles to help prevent this type
of crime in the future.


which acknowledges distinctive
sites with essential information
and services for the Internet com-
munity. You can view the Gulf
County home page web site at
http//www.Homtown. coin
Thank you to HomeTown
Internet Publishing for creating
such a "distinguished" view of
Gulf County for the world to seel
Congratulations to Vicki and Rick
Lamberson, the webmaster cre-'
ators of HomeTown Internet
Publishing.
HomeTown Internet Publish-
Ing is a member of the Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce. If
you would like more information
about the benefits of the Internet
or other services of the Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce,

s Scotland
national convention is scheduled
to be held in Indianapolis, India-
na next July.
Dick Reinhold was installed
Sas a new member of the club.
Guests attending were Andy,
Paul and Bruce Osborn of Aflan-;'
ta, Georgia.

Former Resident.
Receives Medal
Marine Lt. Col. Robert L.t
Creamer, nephew of Dorothy and
James E. Creamer Sr. of Port St.q
Joe, recently received the Merito-
Srious Service Medal.
Creamer was cited for merito-
rious service while serving with
Marine Aircraft Support Squad-
ron Two. Marine Aircraft Group-
18, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Okld-
nawa, Japan, where he is cur-
rently assigned. Creamer was sin-
gled out for a Meritorious Service
Medal for non-combat meritori-
ous achievement.
With a Meritorious Service
Medal, Creamer joins a select
group of men and women who
have demonstrated their out-
standing ability to excel in serv-
ing on the 'Navy-Marine Corps
team.
The 1973 graduate of Port St.
High School joined the Marine
Corps in June 1977. Creamer is a
1977 graduate of U.S. Naval
Academy, Annapolis, Maryland,
with a B.S. degree.

Fla. Farm Facts
For a free, five-page brochure
outlining what bankruptcy is, list
Ing the different typesi and
explaining What the differences
mean to you in the long and short
term, send your name and
address to: "Bankruptcy,"
Consumer Information Center,
Dept.580D, Pueblo, CO 81009.


This column is provided as a service of the Gull County Guidance Clnic. Inc. a professional counseling
and mental health center. It is not intended to replace psychological counseling or treatment services
Dear Counselor: : ': Work on specific areas of dissatis-


I looked at mny hair yesterday
and saw a head full of gray hairs
that seemed to come ,from
nowhere overnight! Also, lately I
have been feeling my life is pass-
ing me by. I have a vague feeling
of dissatisfaction about all
aspects of my life. I feel like I need
new challenges, but I'm not sure
where to start.' Otherwise. I have a,
good life. What can I do to work
through this?
Signed,
Confused
Dear Confused, .
What 'you're describing
sounds very normal. Life brings
many changes. The aging process
brings new challenges and issues
that everyone has to deal with.
Human beings tend to need new
challenges to stimulate them emo-
tionally and intellectually,
My advice is to take some
time to assess the true quality of
your life. You say you have a "good
life." You might wish to list what
you find good and bad. Once you
do this you can make a plan to


action.
This could be the very chal-
lenge you need to "spice upl" your
life. Also, you may choose to learn
a new hobby, take on an activity
you've always wanted to try.
Joining a service club or other
organization may also be helpful.
Lastly, you 'may be dealing
with mild depression or adjust-
ment difficulties. If so, it would be
helpful to talk to a trained coun-
selor. The Gulf County Guidance
Clinic offers this service and can
be contacted at 227-1145.
Sincerely.
Laura Kathryn Rogers, M. S.
Counselor
Note: Please address' your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al' and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests'
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to
227-1145.


contact its office at (850) 227-
1223.
Early Duck Season
Set For Sept. 20-24
Florida duck hunters are.
eagerly looking forward to the
early five day duck season slated
for September 20 to 24. Duck
hunters are allowed to shoot a
four-bird combination bag of
blue-wing and green-wing teal
and wood ducks.
"The premise of the early sea;-
son is to allow hunters to take
advantage of the fact that blue-i
wing teal migrate early and har-
vest some of those birds," said
David Brakhage, waterfowl man-
agement coordinator for the
Florida Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission. "Some of the
blue-wings will remain in Florida
but most will migrate on through
into the Caribbean Island coun-
tries and South America."
Brakhage said early cool
weather is important for sending
the blue-wing teal south from
their northern U.S. and Canadian.
breeding grounds. He said he had
reports of lots of blue-wing teal
moving through the northwest
Florida area after a cool front
almost two weeks ago.
The early season is also timed
to allow hunting of locally pro-
duced wood ducks. While green-
wing teal are legal, he said most
will not migrate until later this fall ,
when other, ducks and geese
migrate south.
"Some duck hunters like to
do a lot of scouting but that's real
hard to do for teal in this early
season. You may not have any
birds today, and tomorrow you
may get a bunch of birds, so
hunters heed to keep that in
mind," Brakhage said. He said
'scouting for wood ducks should
pay off though.
Shooting hours during early
duck season are one-half hours'
before sunrise to sunset. Only
non-toxic steel, bismuth and
tungsten-iron shot may be used'
for hunting Waterfowl. ,
Duck 'hunters, unless :''
exempted, are required to have a'
valid Florida hunting license, a
Florida Waterfowl Stamp ($3), and
a Federal Duck Stamp ($15). In
addition, they're also required to
obtain a free migratory bird har-
vest permit.
Licenses and permits can be'
obtained from tax collector's1
offlces.pr their sub-agents, except
for the federal' stamp which is,
available at U. S. 'Postal Service
offices.


BUDGET SUMMARY
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
FISCAL YEAR 1997-98


CASH BALANCES BROUGHT FORWARD
ESTIMATED REVENUES:
TAXES: Millages
AD VALOREM: General 5.333
AD VALOREM: Fine & Forf. 1.996
AD VALOREM: St. Joseph Fire .500
AD VALOREM: Tupelo Fire .500
AD VALOREM: Overstreet Fire o,. .500
AD VALOREM: Howard Creek Fire .500
Sales and Use Taxes
Franchise Taxes
Licenses and Permits
Intergovernmental Revenue
Charges for Services
Fines and Forfeitures
Miscellaneous Revenue
Other Financing Sources .

TOTAL REVENUES AND
OTHER FINANCING SOURCES
LESS 5% ,

TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES
AND BALANCES ,


EXPENDITURES/ EXPENSES:
General Governmental Services
Public Safety
Physical Environment
Transportation
Economic Environment
Human Services "
Culture and Recreation
Other Financing Sources (Uses)
Debt Service

TOTAL EXPENDITURES/ EXPENSES $
Reserves


TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES
AND RESERVES


GENERAL
FUND
$881,627


$3,439,078
$0
,$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$5,700
$110,000
$861,194
S$536,725
$10,300
$74,148
$0


$5,037,145
$251,857


$5,666,915


$2,680,897
$971,465
$720,315
$0
$37,660
$345,798
$340,328
$0
$160,864

5,257,327
$409,588


$5,666,915


SPECIAL
REVENUE FUNDS
$589,295


$0
1$1,287,155
$0
$0
$0
$0
$6,560
$0
$5,400
$1,311,606
$46,667
$150,000
$101,539
$0


$2,908,927
$121,515


DEBT,
SERVICE FUNDS
$1,353,990


$0
$0
$0
$0
$0'
'$0
$331,266
$0
$0
$344,084
$0
$0o
$0
$0


.$675,350
$33,767


$3,376,707 $1,995,573


$23,750
$1,559,535
$0
:$854,691
$893,799
$21,986
$0
$0
$12,000

$3,365,761
$10,946


$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$675,350

$675,350
$1,320,223


$3,376,707 $1,995,573


. ENTERPRISE DEPENDENT
FUNDS DISTRICTS
$126,224 $11,362


$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$3,700
$271,100
$0
$7,700
$0


$282,500
$11,680


$0
$0
$135,282
$19,567
$4,255
$6,668
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0


$165,772
$8,287


$397,044 $168,847


$0
$0
$218,540
$0
$0
$0
,$0
$0
$69,128
$287,668
$109,376


$0
$111,515
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$56,931

$168,446
$401


NOTICE OF PROPOSED


TAX INCREASE


The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners

has tentatively adopted a measure to increase its

property tax levy.

Last year's property tax levy:

A. Initially proposed tax levy $4,892,006

B. Less tax reductions due to

Value Adjustment Board and -

other assessment changes. . $ 252,929

C. Actual property tax levy $4,639,077


This year's proposed tax levy $4,891,964


All concerned citizens are invited to attend a

public hearing on th tax increase to be held on



Tuesday, September 23, 1997,

5:30 P.M EDT at the

Gulf County Courthouse

1000 Fifth, Street

Port St. Joe, Florida 32456

A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax

increase and the budget will be made at this


hearing.


: Publish September 18, 19?7
'I 1 .. ....... --- 1 -1


TOTAL
$2,962,498


$3,439,078
$1,287,155
$135,282
$19,567
$4,255
$6,668
$337,826
$5,700
$115,400
$2,520,584
$854,492
$160,300
$183,387
$0


$9,069,694
$427,106


$11,605,086


$2,704,647
$2,642,515
$938,855
$854,691
$931,459
$367,784
$340,328
$0
$974,273

$9,754,552
$1,850,534


PUBLIC NOTICE
CDBG Amendment Hearing
The City 6f Wewahitchka will hold a budget amendment
hearing regarding its Small Cities CDBG Housing Category
Grant No. 96DB-1E-02-33-02-H12 on Wednesday,
September 24, 1997. The hearing will be held in
Wewahitchka Town Hall beginning at 3:30 p.m. local time.
Purpose of the hearing is to receive input regarding the
reallocation of excess temporary relocation funds to the
housing rehabilitation activity line item.
The City of Wewahitchka is a fair housing, equal opportu-
nity, handicapped responsive jurisdiction. The hearing site
is handicapped accessible.


$397,044 $168,847 $11,605,086


THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF
THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.
Slt September 18, 1997








THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, 1997 PAGE 9A


Wewa Gators Beats Carrabelle 52-27
Ranked #7 in State; Open Home Season This Friday Against Carrabelle
The Wewahitchka Gators, ranked #7 in Class 2A,. improved" to -0 for the season and 1-0 in games.
the' district with Friday night's Parker now has gained 382
52-27 win over Carrabelle. yards on the year, while Mince
Carrabelle hung with the has rushed for 372 yards.
Gators battling to a 13-13 tie at" Chris Simms picked up 6E
the end of the first quarter, but yards on six carries and one le
Wewa responded with four unan- yard touchdown in the fourth
swered touchdowns in the second quarter.
quarter and led 39-13 at halftime. Quarterback Champ Traylor
Both teams scored twod touch-
downs each in the second half.
Ike Mincy led the Gators ScQreh byh Quarters:26 6 7 52
carries and three touchdowns. Carrabelle 13 0 6 8 27
Mincy had a 70 yard touchdown STATISTICS
run in the first quarter, a 20 yard WEWA CARR
touchdown in the second quarter First Downs 20 11
and anI I yard touchdown in the Rushes/Yds. 48/509 14/109
third quarter. Mlincy also had one PassingYards 94 201
Pass reception for 12 yards. Total ards 603 31(
Billy Parker tallied 159 yards Passes 6/11/0 17/41/4
on 14 carries and two touch- Fumbles/Lost 0/0 0/c
downs. Parker had a 60 yard Penalties/Yds 16/128 17/143
touchdown In the first quarter Punts 1/25 4/38
S and a six yard touchdown In the
second quarter. completed sL\ of I I for 94 yards
With Mincy-last year's sec- and twVo touchdowns. Travlor had
S ond leading rusher In the Big a 12 yard and an Ii yard touch-
o-'Bend-and Billy Parker in the down pass to Tripp Atchison in
samrne backfield, the two have the second quarter.
Accounted for 754 of the 898 The Gators totaled 509 yards
I rushing yards in the past twxo rushing and 94 yards passing.


r endall Air Force Base'so natn''''4
.ural resources office is once again i
,gearing up for one of only three
annual youth deer hunts in
the only one located in the Florida
panhandle.
Established in 1995, the hunt
urban areas of the base where an 4 ;
exceptionally high number of ,,'-.. ". .
deer-related vehicle strikes occur.
The hunt provides a unique Gators run onto the field in anticipation of Friday's game against Carrabelle. Cheerleaders pre-
opportunity for local youth and pare for the weekly ritual and join in the jubilant entry of the team with excitement:
their parents to participate in a
highly successful and 'quality U "
hunting experience.youth and Pack Takes 3rdat LincolnInvitational
their sponsor will hunt out of ele- p
vated blinds constructed by Last S 'turday,the Port St. and second, respectivety, with Middle School
Tyndall's natural resources per-. Last Saturday, ptyne.of nd, 16:5..
sonnel. Food plots are planted at Joe boyscross countryteam com- times of 1635 and 1650. Jason John Watkins, competing in
each site.Foplsaep d peted in the Lincoln Invitational, Worrell of Pensacola Catholic was his first three mile race ever,
each site. a three mile race at Tom Brown third (16:56). placed 54th overall with a time of
Registration for the hunt runs Park in Tallahassee, with a total Keion McNair recorded -the 19:39. John's time established a
through October 3 at the natural of 147 runners from 13 schools. highest overall finish for the new, seventh grade class record,
res lris offce o DeJarnette n __ ^ ^tw A breaking: the 'old mark' of21:27
Ari cant be betre n tse Nice Ilea rst overall with 27 tLime of 17:29. Rod Givens, despite set )y Chad Thompson in "992.
Applicants must be between the Nlceville place first overall ith 27 his shoes and running e sty Crews recorded a new
ages of 10 and, 15. Youth are rec- points. Maclay finished second losing his shoes and running Dusty Crews recorded a new
agommended to complete the state with 77 points, followed by the .most of the race barefoot, record- "personal best as he recorded a
hunter safety course, but it is not Purple Pack in third with ,79. ed a new personal best of 17:29 time of 17:36 for the two, mile
hunter safety course, but it is not Trailing them Were Pensacola and placed 10th. course.
.required. A random drawing of Trailing them" Were Pensacola and placed 10th. course.
applicants be conducted on Catholic (115) and Rutherford Jeff Schweikert placed 13th Upcoming Meet
,October 8. Successful applicants (160). (1736); Robbie DLxson 23rd This Satrday, September
will be notified by mail. In the individual competition, a(18:0);, Chad Thompson, 24th 20th, the team will compete in the
The 72 applicants selected. Phillip Laird and Steven (.:19); and Jason Holmes, 72nd Rutherford Invitational at H. G.
Will participate in a half-day hunt Corneilius of Niceville placed first (20:46) Harders Park in Panama City.
,on either November 23-24,
November 29-30 or December 13-
14. Youth must be accompanied Tx
by their legal guardian or desig-
nated sponsor. Both will be
required to attend a safety brief-
ing sponsored by the natural
resources office. Sponsors are
required to have a current Florida
Shunting license. ..
The youth hunt is only one
aspect of Tyndall's deer manage-
ment program. Tyndall has prac-
ticed quality deer management
,principles in its public hunting
areas for six year. The protection
of young bucks has turned '
Tyndall into one of the premier TTV1
public deer hunting areas in the
state., .. .


Wewa cheerleaders celebrate an early lead as indicated by the
scoreboard in the background.


Mincy and Atchison led the
defense with six tackles each,
Atchison also' had one intercep-
tion. Parker, Buddy Ake and
Michael Price each had five tack-
les. Parker also had one,intercep-


tion. Travlor had two intercep-
tions for the Gators. ,
Wewa will host Greetnsboro
this Friday at 7:00 CT. This will be
the Gators' first home game of the
season;


,- JOB NOTICE -
The City of Port St. Joe is accepting applications for the following
position:
ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY
$6.52 / HOUR
Application .and job description may be picked up and returned to the
Municipal Building, 305 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32457.
Application deadline October 3, 1997.: .
The City of Port St. Joe enforces a Drug-Free Workplace Policy and
is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer .
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(tomorrow) from 11 a.m. until 1
p.m. They will deliver to local
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SRiver Road.
The cost of the taco salad will
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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.

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Sharks Pill


The Port St. Joe Sharks,
ranked #8 in Class 2A, picked u
their second win of the season
with a 40-7 victory over Sneads
this past Friday night. J
The Sharks took the momen-
tumrn early in the first quarter
when Sneads fumbled the ball on
their own 21 yard line and Port
St. Joe recovered the football$ ;
Tyson Pittman rushed four times
for 21 yards, which included
five yard touchdown with 10:022.
left in the first quarter, to give the
Sharks a 6-0 lead.
Port St. Joe fumbled on their


, next possession, but got the ball
'back with 5:35 left in the first
quarter when Srineads fumbled on
the next play. The Sharks picked
up a quick first down off of a three
yard run by Jim Faison and a
seven yard run by Pittman.
Wayne Summers capped off
the four-play 51 yard drive with a
37 yard touchdown run with 3:41
left in the first quarter. James
Daniels, the holder for the extra
point, took a bad snap, scrambled
out of the backfield and threw a
pass to Jim Faison for the two
point conversion, giving the
Sharks a 19-0 lead.


age Pi
on a one yard touchdown run by
Pittman. Port St. Joe's drive was
highlighted by a 50 yard pass
from Patterson to Pittman on a
hitch and a 10 yard run by
Summers. The extra point was no
good and the Sharks held a 27-7
lead going into halftime.
Sneads recovered their onside
kick to start the second half, but
Summers intercepted a pass on
the first play. On the Sharks' first
offensive play of the second half,
Pittman took.the hand off up the
middle and broke free for a 54
yard touchdown run. Summers'
extra point try was good and gave
the Sharks a 34-7 lead.
The Sharks' last touchdown
Sof the game came early in the
fourth quarter, after they drove 44
yards on seven plays, and back-.
up quarterback James Daniels
scored on a 10 yard quarterback
keeper off an option play.
Pittman led the running
attack for the Sharks with 111
yards on 11 carries ,and three
touchdowns. Summers had 58
yards on five carries and scored a
touchdown. Faison had 72 yards
on 12 carries on the night.


[rates
Starting quarterback Jarred
Patterson was three of six for 117,
yards and had one touchdowns
pass. Pittman had' one reception
for 32 yards and Jason Brant had
one reception for 35 yards.
Kyle Adkison led the defense;
with eight tackles, one intercep-'
tion and one tackle for a loss.,
Brant, Travis Woullard and
George Foxworth each had six"
tackles.
Woullard had one sack, a,
tackle for a loss, and broke up a,
pass, while Brant had one tackle
for a loss. Brett Lowry and
Pittman each had five tackles and,
a tackle for a loss. Pittman also
had two sacks.
Score by Quarters:
Port St. Joe 21 6 ,7 6 40
Sneads 0 ; 7 0 0 7.


STATISTICS
PSJ
First Downs 12
Rushes/Yds. 43/278
Passing Yards 120
Total Yards 398
Passes 4/7/0
Fumbles/Lost 7/5
Penalties/Yards 5/30
Punts 0/0


SNDS
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57"
73
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2/2
3/20
2/24


Members of the Port St. Joe High School Band of Gold
provide the tempo for the Sharks'. march to victory. Musicians,
twirlers .and flag corps participants practice throughout the
week to present halftime entertainment and support their
,school's athletes.

Dove Season Will Open

First Phase on Oct. 4th


While' there's no "official"
start to the hunting season, the
opening of the mourning dove
season is as close, as it gets.
Florida's three-phase dove
season is set for October 4th.
through 27th. November 15th
through 30th and December 13th
through January 11th, 1998,
according to the Florida Game
Sand Fresh Water Fish Commis-
sion.
/ Hunting hours during the
first phase are from noon until
sunset, and during the second

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minutes before sunrise until sun-
set.
Doves are generally hunted as
they fly into fields or crops to feed
such as corn, peanuts and
brown-top millet. Some hunters
also hunt near watering spots
which doves visit later in the day
before going to roost.
Wildlife biologists say the
annual mourning dove population
is estimated at 500 million birds
and the yearly harvest around 50
million birds. In the eastern man-
agement unit alone, which
includes Florida and most other
eastern and southeastern states,
the, annual dove harvest from
1983 to 1987 was projected at
26.5 million birds.
Hunters are allowed to bag 12
doves daily, including no more
than four white-winged doves,
In addition to a hunting
license, all licensed hunters in
Florida are now required to obtain
a free migratory bird harvest
information permit from their tax
collector or sub-agent.

To obtain the permit a hunter
must answer five short questions
about hunting migratory game.
Information obtained through the.
program will help both state and
federal agencies properly manage
migratory birds and set appropri-
ate hunting regulations.
Hunters exempt from license
requirements are not required to
obtain a migratory bird permit.


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The Port St. Joe Sharks'
defense held Sneads to just 16
yards rushing in Friday's
game. Pictured above, several
Shark defensive players con-
verge -on a Sneads running
back.

In the photo at right,
Jason "Snot" Brant (#44) is
shown reeling in a Jarred
Patterson pass good for ia 38
yard reception. "

PSJ Middle School
Athletic Booster ,

Membership Drive
The Port St. Joe Middle
School Athletic Boosters elected
1997-98 officers and kicked off its
annual membership drive at the
group's first organizational meet-
ing held Tuesday night in the
Commons Area of the school.
General individual member-
ships are now being offered for a
mere $5 donation which will be
used to support the efforts of the
budding male and female athletes
in the seventh and eighth grades.
They also welcome and are
grateful for the support of any
individual or business wishing to
become a "White", "Gold" or
"Purple" booster for donations of
$25, $50 or $100, respectively.
PSJMS appreciation itenis will be .
distributed to these donors.
For information or to join the
boosters, please contact the
school's office at 227-3211 or
attend a future meeting.
The organization's next,
scheduled meeting will be held
Tuesday, September 30th begin-
ning at 6:00 p.m. in Room 312 of
the middle school. All parents (or
other family members) of athletes
from sports programs held
throughout the school year and
any other concerned individuals
are encouraged to make plans
attend.


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Travis Woullard (#75) forces the Sneads quarterback to rush
his pass attempt, nearly registering a sack, during Friday's game.

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Kyle Adkison intercepted a.
pass at the Sneads 29 yard line
on, Sneads' second play of their
next possession.
The Sharks scored on their
fifth play of the drive with. a 31
yard touchdown pass from quar-
terback Jarred Patterson to
Summers with :45 left in the first
quarter. Summers' extra point try
was good to give the Sharks a
21-0 lead. Pittman had two car-
ries for 12 yards in that drive.
Sneads only touchdown came
in the second quarter when they
drove 67 yards and scored on a
seven yard touchdown pass with
3:54 left in the first half to narrow
the Sharks' lead to 21-7.
The Sharks took the ball on
their next possession, and drove
64 yards in seven plays, to score


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For one thing, the space may
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However, there are BET-
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Postponing it can make a
good mouth start to break
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of the space drift toward it and
the tooth above the space
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, 1997 PAGE i


Bay Committee Informed on Definition of Wetlands by DER and Corps of


A piece of property designat-
ed as wetlands by the the state of
Florida's Department of Environ-
mental Protection, may not be
classified as wetlands by the U.
S. Corps of Engineers' set of
guidelines, the St. Joseph Bay
Committee learned last Thursday
morning at. its regular quarterly
meeting.
That makes it doubly confus-
ing for developers attempting to
comply with all regulations, even
though they are similar.
The committee had both sets
of definitions explained to it last
Thursday, with the Corps of Engi-
neers appearing to be more help-
ful to citizens than DEP person-
nel who made the presentation.
Although the state represen-
tatives-Goeffrey Rabinowitz and
Bethany Barnett-said DEP appli-
cations for permission to build
were rarely turned down, they ex-
pressed a necessity that the nec-
essary permits be applied for and
the $500 fee, paid. They said it
usually took a minimum of 90
days to issue' the permit and the
"clock doesn't start running' until
all information is in the hands of
DEP and the fees paid.
Wetlands are defined by a
complicated formula, including
any land which is subject to be
flooded periodically. Seldom are
waivers given when.: more than
20% of the land to':be developed
covers an area determined to be
wetlands.
Shoreline areas are not deter-
mined to be wetlands on property
above the mean high water mark.
The DEP requires a wetlands per-
mit on any piece of property
which might drain into a Florida
stream.
On the other hand, the Corps
of Engineers requires a permit on
any lands designated wetlands by
,a formula which includes soil
testing for water content and ele-
vation, as well as the presence of
certain plants.
"If plant life in the area is
made up of 60% of plants which
are indigenous to wetlands are-
as," according to speaker Kevin
O'Kane, "the property is declared
wetlands ad unsuitable for
building on."
O'Kane said that developers
working in or around water or
wetlands more than likely need a
permit.
"Disturbance of any body of
water or tributaries, which even-
tually drain into the ocean or a
navigable stream are covered by
it .. our depvarmiLandL.raiLrpex-
mits for any project affecting it."
O'Kane said.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
In addition to the wetlands
defining remarks, the committee
also heard several reports from'
work groups.
Barbara Eells gave a report
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'We've had a banner year for
nesting," she said. "Our biggest
problem has been lights on shore
in the Cape area," she continued.
"Many people are cooperating by
keeping bright lights extin-
guished, but some people have
disregarded our pleas," she stat-
ed.
Miss Eells continued her re-
port by saying, 'We've had the
largest hatching and nesting ac-


tivity this year than at any point
in recent history," she reported,:
So far in the season there have
been 272 nests built by turtles on
the peninsula, 57 in the Indian
Pass area and 23 in the St. Joe
Beach vicinity between Dixie,-
Belle curve to the Bay County
line.
'We're seeing a good hatch-
ing, also. They seem to be recov-
ered from the disaster caused, by
Hurricane Opal," she reported.


Jack Schmitt also gave a list
of recommendations for specific
actions to be taken by the com-
mittee.
'We have no decision making
power or authority, but we do
have considerable influence by
the' weight of our numbers and
authenticity of our recommenda-
tions," he said.
Schmitt recommended that
the, committee share its informa-
tion and" comments about any


project affecuting mthe bay before
any official action is taken; be
available for any public appear-
ances to inform the public; and
make its considerable findings
available in an education setting.
"Our purpose is to delineate
any areas within the Aquatic Pre-
serve where increased manage-
ment is necessary, and develop
specific programs to address the
needed, additional emphasis."
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'We ran out of several items,
including scallops which we were
frying on the spot," she stated.
'We'll have a better insight on the
crowds this festival will attract
and be better prepared next
year," she continued.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL ',THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, 1997


STATE. OF FLORIDA, CRIMINAL JUSTICE
STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION.
Petitioner
vs.
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 If, PRO-
GRAM DIRECTOR.. Criminal Justice
Professionalism Services, Florida Department 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 11B-
27, F.A.C.
Dated: August 27. 1997
CHIEF WILLIAM A. LIQUOR
CHAIRMAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS
AND TRAINING COMMISSION
By: -s- Linda Hodges, Division Representative
4tc, September 4, 11. 18 and 25, 1997.

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' x 40' addition to the South Gulf County
Volunteer Fire Department
Specifications can be obtained at the Gulf County
Clerk's Office, 1000 5th Street. Port St Joe,
Florida. 32456. M-F 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.. E.D.T..
(904) 229-6113.
Delivery date must be specified
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER. and what the BID
is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 o'clock, p.m..
E.D.T., September 23, 1997, at the Office of the
Clerk of Circuit Court. Gulf County Courthouse,
1000 Fifth Street, Port St Joe, Florida, 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all,
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/ Nathan Peters, Jr.
Chairman
/s/ Benny C. Lister
Clerk
2tc. September 11 and 18, 1997.

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE
PERMIT AND PUBLIC EASEMENT
The Department of Environmental Protection
gives notice of its Intent to issue a permit and pub-
lie easement (File No. 233046371) to City of Port
St. Joe. c/o Bill Kennedy, 402 Reid Avenue, Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456. to excavate an upland basin
to create a 120 wetsltp marina. excavate a basin
entrance channel and construct a 280' concrete
riprap jetty with a wooden wave attenuator.
"The project site is located In Gulf County, at
the Old Amerada Hess Terminal Facility In the City
of Port St. Joe. Section 2, Township 8 South. Range
11 West, Latitude/Longitude: 29*48'53"/
85'18'42".
62-302.550 Criteria: Class II Waters -
Prohibited from Shellfish Propagation or
Harvesting Surface Waters.
A person whose substantial Interests are
affected by the Department's proposed permitting
decision may petition for an administrative pro-
ceeding (hearing) lin accordance with Section
120.57, Florida Statutes. The petition must con-
raiii th- ii.fcr-niationl set forth below anidJ muS be
lied Ir-eceiuedl ilL the Office of General Counsel of
,i-,- Deparunent at 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, Tallaha-.see. Fl.nda 32399 3000, With-
ii. 14 dj 5s ri piblicauoio of lith iotlce PeIuoner
'hAl-.l l 5 I I[p ofL trie peuuli to Lhe applicaii alt
.Je adjre.'. ihiiincared aiboe ar the dme of killing.
iAiluTe Io Ille a peuuonl wihin this Lime period
eri.hll c.',ruilite a i3 waer of an right sich person
mni s. -'ve to request an administ-raive deternina.
-J.;.i. litririn under Section 120.57. Florida
TI-.e PeUi ,;u.. ihal c.i:.nLitan the illluwing Infor-
irsuui, .1 I- lin ane address. and telephone
nil[.i i-I eA rch pe.urionei. the applicant's name
ad .axl.lre&L, the ODeparLnment Permit File Number
a .. ... r,,,,: i.i ..h-:h 'dhe pr .lect is pi.,poa ed. (lOi
A it'-E,,:t *:,l1 ir. A r'l shen each pedUu.luer
re,:.-*,l i l-.. -i..- j l I I:" Lrirpalmelltr's acuo or pro-
p:, i j.l:nAi..ii I' 01 A %l.,leniir of hOriN each [euuoni-
er's substantial interests are affected by the
Department's action or .ppuserl acrnoi (d.i A
statement of -the .mattr-ial .ctL di:pimed by
Petitioner. If any- (e) A stalrment of lacis which
ierlxiihei. iriate-.L.U wara-.i relerisal or mAdlfica-
L.II ,:.1 the De..iT-uril.ts ,acuor, or proposed cuOOlir
(fl A r-.Laerhelit whicr. rniles or statutes peUllon-
e" r.ih.eidjs require reter- al or modificatloni of the
EjiIiMi U-i s tieOlr Cr proposed action aid (g) A
sL..-iii.iiel of L-e .eliel' ought by pedol.er. statlngg
precii el the acii.-i peulliner wailts the
Department to take with respect to the
Department's action or proposed action.
If a petition is filed, the administrative hear-
ing process is designed to formulate agency action.
Accordingly, the Department's final action may be
different from the position taken by it in this,
Notice; Persons whose substantial Interests will be
affected by any decision of the.Departmnent with
regard to the application hae the right io peultton
to become a party to the proceeding. The peurion
must conform to the requirements specified above
and be filed (received) within 14 days of publication
of this notice In the Office of General Counsel at
the above address of the Department Failure to
petition within the allowed t ime Iframe consilIaes
a waiver of any right st.ch person, has to request a
hearing under Section 120 57. F S. and to partici-
pate as a party to this prceeding. Any suibsequeit
intervention will c.ly lie 5 t he approval of Ihe pre
siding officer upci r. iuc.i, filed pursuant to Rule
28-5.207, F.A.C.
The application Is available for public inspec-
tion during normal bushiess hours, 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m.. Monday through Friday. except .legal
holidays, at .the' Department c1f Environmenrtial
Protection, 160 Governmental Ceiier, Suite 201.
Pensacola. FL 32501-5794. -'
Itc. September 18. 1997. .


NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION .
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: Th.e Gulf Cajruty schooll
Board proposes to .r eir nd ..id lJpi pillkiles as
provided for In the Aliihiih.l-rauve Procedures ACL
J'.i" re I,..ipc.:e o rt iii H ilg sari policies lile1 coirs,
phl,,.e ..iLii Floicil, Statutes and State Board of

Summary: The icihloaiiig is LI bnef decrlptloih of
c,:h (l- .:p,:: 1 ch-i.ge
3 0 Home E.'iicatutiri Programn
4 IS4 Hal.irr.l. Tnralic)
I 4 i SLtiI.:.yi Requlremenelis
5 3-46 Fi.glrerp.,iliu[lll
Economic Impact: These propoisals will result in
li. dire-l c.-r asS.ocitaled i.b'h irrrplemenitatioil
IF REiQi.,ETED. A HEARINC \ILL BE HELD AT"
riue *?0. t- M E T
Date: Tuesday, October 7. 1997
Place: Board Room.
Gulf County School Board Office
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, PL 32456
The entire text of the proposed rules can be
Inspected during regular office hours at the Gulf
County School Board Office. 150 Middle School,
Road, Port St Joe, FL.
Special legal authority under which the adoption Is
authorized and the law being implemented and
interpreted are made specific.
The addition and changes are proposed by Charles
Temple Watson. Director of Support Services and
approved for consideration by Jerry E. Kelley,
Superintendent.
Amendments:
3.60 Home Education Program
4.452 Habitual Truancy
4.461 Statutory Requirements
5.3246 Fingerprinting


2tc. September 18 and 25. 1997,


NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the under-
signed, desiring to engage In business under the
fictitious name of GT Con located at P.O. Box
1007, In the City of Port St. Joe, Gulf Cotunty,
Florida 32457 Intends to register the said name
with the Division of Corpotatioils of the
'Departnent of State, Tallahassee, Florida.
Dated at Miami. Florida. this 11th clay of
September, 1997.
St. JOSEPH TELEPHONE


& TELEGRAPH COMPANY
/s/JAMES E. MORGAN. III. P.A.
Attorney for Applicant
STEEL HECTOR & DAVIS LLP
200 S. BISCAYNE BLVD.. Suite 4000
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33131-2398
Itp. September 18. 1997.

NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW
NOTICE-IS HEREBY GIVEN that the under-
signed, desiring to engage In business under the
fictitious name of GT Corn Paging located at P.O.
Box 1007. In the City of Port St. Joe, Gulf County,
Florida 32457 intends to register the said name
with the Division of Corporations of the
Department of State, Tallahassee. Florida.
Dated at Miami, Florida. this 11th day of
September, 1997.
ST. JOSEPH TELEPHONE'
& TELEGRAPH COMPANY
/s/JAMES E. MORGAN, Ill, P.A.
Attorney for Applicant
STEEL HECTOR & DAVIS LLP
200 S. BISCAYNE BLVD., Suilte 4000
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33131-2398
Itp, September 18, 1997.


NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the under-
signed, desiring to engage In business under the
fictitious name of GT Con Net located at P.O. Box
1007, In the City of Port St. Joe. Gulf County,
Florida 32457 Intends to register the said nine
with the Division of Corporations of the
Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida.
Dated at Miami. Florida, this 11th day of
September, 1997.
ST.iJOSEPH TELEPHONE
& TELEGRAPH COMPANY
/s/JAMES E. MORGAN, III, P.A.
Attorney for Applicante
STEEL HECTOR'& DAVIS LLP
200 S. BISCAYNE BLVD., Suite 4000
MIAMI. FLORIDA 33131-2398
itp. September 18, 1997.

NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the under-
signed. desiring to engage in business under the
fictitious name of GT Corp Voice Mall located at
P.O. Box 1007. In the City of Port St. Joe, Gulf
County. Florida 32457 Intends'to register the said
name with the Division of Cbrporations of the


PUBLIC NOTICES


Department of State, Tallahassee. Florida.
Dated at Miami, Florida. this 11th day of
September, 1997.
ST. JOSEPH TELEPHONE
& TELEGRAPH COMPANY
Is/JAMES E. MORGAN. III. P.A.
Attorney for Applicant
STEEL HECTOR & DAVIS LLP
200 S. BISCAYNE BLVD., Suite 4000
MIAMI. FLORIDA 33131-2398
Itp. September 18. 1997.

NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN'that the under-
signed, desiring to engage In business under the
fictitious name of GT Corm Phone Store located at
P.O. Box 1007, In the City of Port St. Joe, Gulf
County. Florida 32457 Intends to register the said
name with the Division of Corporations of the
Department of State, Tallahassee. Florida.
Dated at Miami. Florida. this 11th clay of
September. 1997.
ST. JOSEPH TELEPHONE
& TELEGRAPH COMPANY
/s/JAMES E. MORGAN, III, P.A.
Attorney for Applicant
STEEL HECTOR, & DAVIS LLP
200 S. BISCAYNE BLVD.. Suite 4000
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33131-2398
Itp, September 18. 1997.

NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the under-
signed, desiring to engage in business under the
fictitious name ofGT Coin Long Distance located at
:P.O. Box 1007, In tIhe Lr. r, l 0 .i.r 1 i. J 6e -,.1I
County. Florida 32457 irei...li- I. .ei -. th, ir.e -ui.l
name with the DIvi-.i.i r_.f .A-,. .'. -* I, U.
Department of State. L~T.iha--ee rF.iiaL.
Dated at Miami, Florida. this 11 th day of
September, 1997.
St. JOSEPH TELEPHONE
& TELEGRAPH COMPANY
/s/JAMES E. MORGAN, III, P.A.
Attorney for Applicmant
STEEL HECTOR & DAVIS LLP
200 S, BISCAYNE BLVD., Suite 4000
MIAMI, FLORIDA 3313,1-2398
Itp. September 18. 1997.

NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the under-
signed, desiring to engage In business under the
fictitious name of GT Com Equipment Sales locat-
ed at P.O. Box 1007. Illn the City of Port St. Joe. Gulf
County, Florida 32457 intends to register the said
name with the Division' of Corporations of the
Department of State. Tallahassee, Florida.
Dated at Miami. Florida, this I Ith day of


Glf CountIDSchool Board Minutes1N


GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
JULY 1, 1997
The Gulf County School Board met in
a regular session on July 1, 1997, at 9:00
A.M., ET, int the Gulf County.School Board
Administrative Offices In Port St. Joe. The.
following members were present: Mary,
Pridgeon, Charlotte Pierce, David Byrd,
Caroline Norton, and Oscar Redd. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney were
also present.
Chairman Pridgeon presided, and the
meeting was opened with an invocation led
by Mr. Redd, followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance led by Mrs. Norton.
HEAR FROM PUBLIC: Mrs. Sara Joe
Wooten, representing the School-to-Work
Initiative, presented the Silver School-to-
Work Zone award to Mrs. Jan Traylor,
Wewahitchka State Bank representative, for
recognition of the bank's outstanding par-
ticipation and ongoing contribution to
- Florida's School-to-Work Initiative. The
Board requested the Supenntendent write a
letter of appreciation to Wewahitchka State
Bank for It support to Gulf County Schools.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On motion
b) Mr. Byrd. second by Mrs Norton. and
unanimous vote, the -Board adopted the
agenda. ...
S-. '., APPROVAL OF MINUTES. On rriouonl
by:Mrs. Norton, second by Mr Byrd. andl
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
minutes of June 3, 1997,.
PERSONNEL MATTERS:' On motion by
]Mr. Redd, second by Mr. Byrd, and unani-
mous vole. the Board approved the follow-
ing personnel matters as recommended: -
Accepted Carolyn Rish's resignation
as Director of Curriculum and Human
Resource Services. ,
Approved the administrative transfer
of Sara Joe Wooten from her position as
Assistant Principal of Wewahitchka High
School to the position of.Director of
Curriculum and Humanr Resource Services
in the District office.
Approved Carolyn Rish for the position
of Principal of Port St. Joe Middle/Highland
View Elementary School.
Accepted the resignation of Duane
McFarland from his position as Head
Varsity Baseball coach for Port St. Joe High
School effective June 19, 1997.
Approved Administrator. Salary
Ratings and Administrator Salary
Schedules for the 1997-98 fiscal year.
Approved a student helper position for
the Port St. Joe Bus Barn to be hired after
July 1, 1997 for the remainder of the sum-
m er. : q
Approved the transfer of Mary Holiey
from her position of Finance Clerk in the
District office to the position of Finance
Clerk at Wewahitchka High School.
Approved 20 additional days of sum-
mer work for Terry Stryker.'
Approved 19 additional days of sum-
mer work for Mitch Bouington.
Approved Valene Williams for the posi-
tion of part-time custodial worker at
Wewahitchka High School effective July 1,
1997.
Approved Ricky Carter' and Robert
Nowell be promoted from Maintenance III
positions to Maintenance II positions.
Accepted letter of intent to retire !'rom
Jo Ann Smith, teacher at Port St. Joe
Elementary School effective at the end of
the 1997-98 school year. Also, approved
benefits applicable for accrued unused sick
leave and retirement supplement as provid-
ed hn Appendix C of the Master Contract.
Approved Virginia Campbell for the
position of science teacher at Port St. Joe
High School for the 1997-98 school year.
SApproved Denise Williams for the sup-
plementary pay position of Junior Varsity
Cheerleader Sponsor at Port St. Joe High
for the 1997-98 school.
Approved Clayton Wooten be
employed as homebound teacher of drivers'.
education at Wewahitchka High School.
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
Mr...Redd, second by.Mrs. Norton, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved a res-
olution and contract for services provided
by Gateway Student System Consortium for
the 1997-98 fiscal year in the amount of
$7,665.82.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved funding for Gold Card events for
the. 1997-98 school year.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved a service agreement with
Florida State University Multidisciplinary
Coordinating Center for services for the
1997-98 school year.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved Psychological Services Contract
with the Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc.
in the amount of $11,000 for the 1997-98
school year.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the Pre-Kindergarten Early
Intervention Program contract with the Gulf
County Guidance Clinic, Inc., for the 1997-
98 school year.
STUDENT MATTERS: On motion by


Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. Norton, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
following student matters:
Approved the transfer of Benjamin
Hobbs from Highland View Elementary
School to Port St. Joe Elementary School for
the 1997-98 school year.
Approved the transfer of Whitney
Michelle Nixon from Highland View
Elementary School to Port St. Joe
Elementary School for the 1997-98 school
year.
Approved the transfer of Tarah
Redmon from Highland View Elementary
School to Port St Joe Elemeniary School for
the 1997-98 school %ear.
SURPLUS PROPERTi' On motion by ,
Mrs. Pierce, second by Mr. Redd, mid unain-
imous vote, the Board approved the dispos-
al of the following surplus property items
Port St. Joe High School: I Typewriter,
Property Record No. 61822333; -1
Typewriter, Property Record No. 61822343.
1 Typewriter, Property Record No. ,
61822346; 1 Signt Press, Property Record
No. 61761430; 1 Copier, Property 'Record
No. 61882688.
I Wewahitchka High School: Auto
mechanics -equipment as follows: 1" Hat -
Tank KWIK WAY, Property- Record Nu
1i779'1: 1 Fo.lt End Aliiinment Rack, .
Pitopen,- Recod No. 5169206, I Mobile
Brake Shop, Property Record No. 8 175635,
1 Wheel Alignment System, Property Record
No. 61842474; 1 Surface Lift, Property
Record No. 61842477; 1 Wheel Alignment i
System, Property Record No. 61842479; 1
Car Lift, Property Record No. 81791076; 1
Car Lift, Property Record No. 81791077; 1
Jenny 760C Steam Cleaner, Property
Record No. 81242105; 1 Rotary Lift,
Property Record No. 81852158; 1 112 Silver
Tire Changer, Property Record No.
81912329; 1 A/C Service Center, Property
Record No. 85023296; 1 Keer Clean Parts
Washer, Property Record No. 61842469; 1
Hunter Alignment System, Property Record
No. 81922346; 1 Lazer Video Disc, Property
Record No. 81922349; 1 Hunter Wheel
Stand, Property Record No. 81922351.
TRANSPORTATION MATTERS: On
motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. Nortoin,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
contract for use of buses by Bay St. Joseph
Care Center for 1997-98 as recommended.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board-
approved contract with the Gulf County
Guidance Clinic to provide student trans-
portation to day care facilities for the 1997-
98 school year.
SUPERINTENDENTS RE-PORT: On
motion by Mrs. Norton, second by Mrs.
Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the post secondary student fee
schedule for the 1997-98 school year.
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved payment of invoices for'
annual dues for 1997-98 to the following:
Florida School Boards Association -
$5,077.00; Florida Association of District
School Superinten-dents $5,077.00;
Commission on IElementary and Middle
Schools, Southern Association Of Colleges
and Schools $630.00; and Small School
District Council Consortium (Resolution
and Invoice) $2,750.00.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote. the Board
approved permission to ad..eruse for the fol-
lowing amendments and policy changes to
bring Gulf County School Board policy into,
compliance with Florida Statutes and State
Board of Education Rules: 4.35 Controlled
Open Enrollment. and 1.80 Charter
Schools, .
On motion by. Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board acknowledged receipt and awareness
of safety ddficienicies in all facilities.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved "Right to Know" notification to
employees for the 1997-98 school.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved "Florida Educational Equity Act",
notification to parents, students, and
employees for the 1997-98 school year.'
Also, approved 1997-98 Equity Update for
Gulf County as presented.
BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS: The.
Board agreed to meet with the Pupil
Progression Plan Committee in a workshop
on July 14, 1997 at 1:00 P.M. ET (original-
ly scheduled for July 15, 1997 at 9:00 A.M.)'
to address changesnecessary due to legis- .
lation.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no fur-
ther business, the meeting adjourned at
10:10 A.M.
GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD ,
JULY 21. 1997
The Gulf County School Board met in
special session on July 21, 1997 at 9:00'
A.M., ET, in the Gulf County School Board -
Administrative Offices in Port St. Joe. The
following members were present: Mary
Pridgeon, Charlotte Pierce, David Byrd,
Caroline Norton, and Oscar Redd. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney were
also present.
APPROVE TENTATIVE BUDGET FOR
ADVERTISING: Kenny Strange. Martha


Sanborn, Greg Johnson, and Tonya Nixont
appeared before the Board to express their
concerns on approval of tentative budget
options.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Pierce, the Board approved Option I of
the tentative budget for advertising with the
following vote: Pierce, Byrd, Norton, Redd
voting YEA; Pridgeon voting NAY.
On motion by. Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mr. Byrd, the Board approved a total mill-
age rate of 8.0180 (Breakdown: Required
Local Effort Tax .6.3590, Regular
Discretionary Tax .5100,. Supplemental
Discretionary Tax .1880, Capital
Improvement Tax .9610) for advertising
with the following vote: Pierce, Byrd,
Norton, Redd voting YEA: Pridgeon voting
;NAY.
BID MATTERS: On motion by Mrs.
Norton, second by Mr. Byrd, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved the follow-
ing bid matters:
Approved sale of surplus Items for
auto mechanics equipment at Wewahlichka
High School as recommended.
Awarded, yearly School Food Service
bids .for bread products, milk, and cleaning
- supplies; forFY 97/98 to the following ven-
dors- Flowers Baking Co Dairy Fresh: anii
Southern Cleaning Supph CoC
Awarded semi-annual School Food
Service bids for processed and
frozen/chilled food for FY 97/98 to the fol-
loang vendors: Daffin Foodservice; W. J.
Powell Co., Inc.; Phillips Meats and
Seafoods: Dairy Fresh Corpora-tion; and
Harrell & Sons.
PERSONNEL MATrERS: On motion by
Mr. Redd.. second by Mrs. Norton, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
following personnel matters:
Approved Cecil Tillis, for .re-employ-
"ment as District Speech Pathologist for the
1997-98 school year.
Approved the following drivers for the
M. K. Lewis bus route for summer school:
Barbara Gautier June 9 June 19, 1997;
Pam Grahl June 23 July 3, 1997; Lee
Hall July 7 July 17, 1997.
Approved Angie Suber as bus aide for
the M.K. Lewis bus route for summer
school.
Approved Shirley Williams as bus dri-
ver in Port St. Joe for 1997 summer school.
Approved Denise Williams as 1997
summer school teacher for the Gulf County
Adult School.
On motiont by Mr. Byrd, second by Mr.
Redd. and unanimous vote, the Board
approved Jim McLeod to work 150 hours
during the month of July 1997.
On inmotion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board
accepted the resignation of Patricia Nedley
from her position as science
instructor/cheerleader sponsor at Port St.
Joe High School effective July 7, 1997.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved a monthly vicinity travel
allowance of $115.00 for S. M. Eubanks,
Director of Transportation effective July 1,
1997.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved Mrs. Kay Walther for the ESE
teaching position at Port St. Joe Elementary
School as recommended.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by,
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved Mrs. Alicia Godwin for the ESE
teaching position at Highland View
Elementary School as recommended.
SUPERINTENDENTS RE-PORT: Mrs.
Pridgeon commended the Superintendent
on his successful completion of the certifi-
cation requirements for the Florida
Superintendent Special Certifica-tion
Program in accordance with Florida
Statutes and State Board of Education
Rules. Effective July 1, 1997, the
Superintendent will receive $2,000 annual
salary supplement as set forth in State
Board of Education Rules. He is entitled to
receive this supplement as long as he meets
annual renewal requirements.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved in annual contract with
Charles A. Costin, to serve as school board
attorney for the 1997-98 school year.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved a five percent (5%) increase for
educational consultant fees to Lee Kotick
for the 1997-98 school year. Total annual
fee $4,515.00.
The Board reviewed correspondence to
Mr. Johnny Taunton, Mrs. Jan Traylor, Mr.
Russell Larramore, Mr. Rusty McKnight,
and Mr. Robert Broome. No action neces-
sary.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the district Professional Orienta-
tion Program proposal for the 1997- 98
school year as recommended.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the Mastery of Performance
Standards as recommended.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the


September, 1997.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT.
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 97- 54
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
AILEEN MARIE FARMER,
deceased.
/
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
AILEEN, MARIE FARMER, deceased, File Number
97-54, 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 his attorney are
set forth below.
All interested persons are required to file
; WITHIN T-HREE 131 MONTI-'-IS FR.r.I Ti-fE DiTE OF
TCHE FIRST PUBLICATION OF TnilS NilL-rC (1) All
cilanr- o lgail -i .th estate .dJ 121 i.., :l.l' .m ln by
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tha ci -.,.Ilei.ege4 tie ivdiih A,)1 the %iiii l-re ,iallfl-
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ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OB'JEL HIONS
NOT -:3 FrLED W1LL BE FOREVER B.A-RRED
DmTE of the first publication of this Notice of
Admmilstrauoun September 18, 1997.
/s/ WILLIAM J. RISH
RISH, GIBSON & JONES, P.A.
206 E. 4th Street
P. 0. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(904) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0066806
/s/ EARL GRAY FARMER
411 Lake Grove Rd.
Wewahitchka. FL 32465
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1996-97 Fiscal Year and the
Superintendent's Annual Financial Report
for the 1996-97 Fiscal Year.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: On motion
by Mrs. Norton, second by Mr. Byrd, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
minutes of June 30, July 1 and 21, 1997.
CORRESPONDENCE: The Board
reviewed correspondence from the family of
Ernest Lowery, Jr. and Mrs. Frances
Baxter. No action necessary.
PERSONNEL MATTERS: On motion by
Mrs. Pierce, second by Mr. Byrd, the Board
approved the following personnel matters
with Byrd, Pierce, and Pridgeon voting YEA,
Norton and Redd voting NAY:
Approved George Cox to be placed on
10 + 2 status, plus receive a $1200 supple-
ment for his duties as "Teacher on Special


Board approved revisions of the 1997-98
Pupil Progression Plan for advertising and
for submission to the Florida High School
Activities Association noting that final
Board approval is pending.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the Five Year Master
Inservice Plan for Professional Develop-
ment.
BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS: On
motion by Mrs. Norton, second by Mrs.
Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved publication of the minutes of
school board meetings in the local newspa-
pers (The Star and The Breeze).
ADJOURNMENT: There being no fur-
ther business, the meeting adjourned at
10:10 a.m.
GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
JULY 29, 1997
The Gulf County School Board met in
special session on July 29, 1997, at 5:15
P.M., ET, in the Gulf County School Board
Administrative Offices in Port St. -Joe. The
following members were present: Mary
Pridgeon, Charlotte Pierce, David Byrd,
Caroline Norton, and Oscar Redd. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney were
also present. 1
Mr. Paul Fitzgerald, acting as
Spokesman for several parents, appeared
before the Board expressing concerns for
the county NJROTC program. The following
parents/citizens addressed the Board on
the NJROTC -issue: Bunny Mahler, David
Kelly, Gary Howze, Jim McLeod, Allen
McCulley, Venita Lane, Sue Dickens, Jane
Van Heiden, Brenda O'Barr, Bo Williams,
Louise Hanson, Betsy Bellew, Billy Dixson,
Jane Forrester, and Ray Dickens.
PUBLIC HEARING ON TENTATIVE
BUDGET: Mr. Bo Williams addressed the
Board regarding the tentative budget.
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mr.
Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved, the millage rate of 6.3590 for
Required Local Effort Tax.
On motion by Mrs; Pierce, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the millage rate of .5100 for
Regular Discretionary Tax.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the village rate of .1880 for
Supplemental Discretionary Tax.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mr.
Redd, the Board approved the millage rate
of .9610 for Local'Capital Improvemerit Tax
with Byrd, Norton, Pierce, and Redd voting
YEA; Pridgeon voting NAY.
On motion by Mr. Byrd; second by
Mrs. Pierce, the Board approved Option 1 of
the tentative budget for fiscal year July 1,
1997 through June 30, 1998 with Byrd,
Norton, Pierce, and Redd voting YEA;
Pridgeon voting NAY.
There being no further business, the
meeting adjourned at 7:05 p.m.
GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
AUGUST 5, 1997
The Gulf County School Board met in
a regular session on August 5, 1997, at
5:15 P.M., ET, in the Gulf County School
Board Administrative Offices in Port St.
Joe. The following members were present:
Mary Pridgeon, Charlotte Pierce, David
Byrd, Caroline Norton, and Oscar Redd.
The Superintendent and Attorney Tom
Gibson were also present. The Board
Attorney was absent.
Chairman Pridgeon presided, and the
meeting was opened with an invocation led
by Mrs. Pierce, followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance led by Mr. Byrd.
PUBLIC HEARING ON POLICY
CHANGE: In accordance with Florida
Statutes, the Board advertised policy
changes relating to Controlled Opened
Enrollment and Charter Schools. The pub-
lic was given opportunity to provide input.
There was no response from the general
public _
l-iEAR- FF';OM PrUiLIC: Brenda 0 BarrT.
Gar, I-loze. and Paul Fizge:-ald addressed
the Board regarding the county NJROTC
program.
Mrs. Norton made a motion that the
1997-98 NJROTC program, which is sup-
plemented by the United States Navy and
requires that the program have a member-
ship of 100 students or ten percent (10%) of
the student body, remain exactly as it was
in the 1996-97 school year (to offer three
courses In the fall and three in the spring
semester.) The motion died for lack of a sec-
ond. After Mrs. Norton's motion did not
carry, Tommy Knox addressed the Board
expressing concerns related to equity in
numbers of students being served in high
' school programs. Mr. Redd 'requested that
the comments of Mr. Knox be recorded in
the minutes with his permission. Mr.,Knox
granted that permission. His remarks were
as follows: "I do not believe that a motion.
should be made, covering Just one program.
No motion should be made and'voted on
concerning programs that deal with num-
bers. I was told five years ago when I took
the welding program over, that, I would have
to sell the program to the students in order
to. maintain its existence. Over five years
ago, my numbers started with twenty-one
students, today there are over seventy
signed up. I don't feel it is right to let any
one teacher sit around with low numbers,
while other teachers bust their rear-in to
keep high numbers. My program also deals
with high safety items, due to the equip-
ment, and causes associated with a welding
program."
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following recommendation
made by the Superintendent regarding the
NJROTC program: Port St. Joe High School
will offer NJROTC three blocks daily, allow-
ing the instructor's fourth block to be a
planning period; and Wewahitchka High
School will offer two NJROTC blocks daily,
one wheel exploratory class related to mili-
tary science, allowing the instructor's final
block to be a planning period. This change
in scheduling will result in the need for an
additional teacher to be hired at Port St. Joe
High School.
Richard and Donna Barfleld appeared
before the Board to request a one-year
exception to Board policy regarding the
number of exchange students allowed to
attend Wewahltchka High School for the
1997-98 school year due to circumstances
beyond their control. On motion by Mr.
Redd, second by Mr. Byrd, and unanimous
vote, the Board (declaring a hardship case)
approved a one-year exception to Board pol-
icy to allow two exchange students living
with Mr. and Mrs. Barfield to attend
Wewahitchka High School, raising the num-
ber of exchange students at Wewahitchka
High School to five for the 1997-98 school
year.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On motion
by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Pierce, and
unanimous vote, the Board adopted the
agenda,
BUDGET MATTERS/PAYMENT OF
BILLS/FINANCIAL STATEMENTS: On
motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. Pierce,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
the Annual Financial Statement for the


Management Develop-ment Network for the
1997-98 fiscal year.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved a renewal plan for the dis-
trict's health insurance with Blue Cross
and Blue Shield for the 1997-98 year with
no change in monthly premiums, calendar
year deductible requirement removed for
prescription drugs, initiation of "Pro-Share
Plus", and implementation of "Personal
Health Advisor."
VOTE ON POLICY CHANGE: On
motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. Pierce,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
the policy changes as advertised: 4.35
Controlled Open Enrollment; and 1.80
Charter Schools,
There being no further business, the
meeting adjourned at 10:55 A.M.


Assignment."
Approved Caren White for the position
of senior, high science teacher ,at Port St.
Joe High School for the 1997-98 school
year.
Approved the transfer of Becky Weston
from teacher at Highland View Elementary
School to third grade teacher at
Wewahitchka Elementary School for the
1997-98 school year.
Approved Charlotte Willis for the posi-
tion of first grade teacher at Highland View -
Elementary School for the 1997-98 school
year.
Approved Brenda Jordan for the posi-
tion of Finance I in the district office effec-
tive August 4, 1997.
Approved Marilyn Goodwin to receive
the student records clerk supplement for
the 1997-98 school year at Wewahitchka
High School.
Approved Claudice Baxley to receive
the student records clerk supplement for
the 1997-98 school year at Wewahitchka
Elementary School.
Approved Karen Seay and Marlene
Sewell to share thestudents records clerk
supplement at Port St. Joe High School for
the 1997-98 school year ($259 each).
Approved Carolyn Royal to receive the
student records clerk supplement for the
1997-98 school year at Port St. Joe
Elementary School.
Approved Linda M. Patterson as a
substitute teacher in the Gulf County
School System for the 1997-98 school year.
Approved list of eligible substitute
teachers for the Gulf County School System
for the 1997-98 school year. The list is on
file in the school board office.
Approved the following substitute cus-
todial workers for the 1997-98 school year:
Cathalene Bailey, Loretta Gainous, Linda
Griffin, Dolllie Keys, Elizabeth Linton,
Sharon Owens, Angella Hand, Diane Pace,
Eva Pittman, Ida Porter, Brenda Williams,
Sheila Williams, Shirley Williams, and
Annette Woullard.
Approved the following substitute bus
drivers for the 1997-98 fiscal year: Mary
King, Virginia Green, Mae Ella Gant, Jo
O'Barr, Patricia Strayer, Sheila Fennell,
Teresa Redd, Bernice Fortner, Julianne
Carr, Mary Ann Peak, and Carla Newman.
Approved the following School -Food
Service personnel at Wewahitchka
Elementary School for the 1997-98 school
year: Shella Williams (6 hours), and Zen
Jones (3 hours).- .
Approved the following School Food
Service substitute workers for the fiscal
year 1997-98: Brenda Little, Mattie McNair,
Gloria McMullon, Jacqueline Nickson,
Brenda O'Barr, Mary Annr Peak, Shelia
Williams, Rhonda Yoder, Betty Jean
Jackson, Evon Jones, Dorothy Peak,
Zenvaleen Jones, Oletha Bowers, Marvel
Myers, Virginia Kent, Linda J. Griffen,
Elizabeth Linton, Ida Porter, Betty Sue
Hanlon, Loretta Gainous, Patricia Strayer,
Sherry Parker, Kimberly Raffield, Sherry
Mooneyham, Eudora Smith, Rita Todd,
Patricia Spivey and Debbie Williams.
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. Norton, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
School Resource Officer Agree-ment with
the Gulf County Sheriffs Department for
Port St. Joe High Sch'ool/Port St. Joe
Middle School anhd-Wtwahitchka High
School for the 1997-9S school year.
At the recommendation of the
Superintendent, oil motion by Mrs. Pierce,
second by Mrs Norton; and unanimous
vote, the Board tabled a proposed contract
for service with the Chemical 'Addition
Recovery Effort (CARE) until the September
9, 1997 meeting.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved Reoution 98-01 and ,Agreement
for P.rricipaion i1n the Panihandle Area
Edulcaoi-,-nial Cc.r'isortluni lor the fi-cal year

01, OI Ot II Iojn .i z. Oil i e.'ond b .
Mr. Redd. ai'd ulanimlincs ...te the Boird
approved Resolution and Contract for
Participation' in the Gateway Educational
Computing Consorti-um Project faith the
Washington County School
Board/Panhandle Area Educational
Consortium for the fiscal year 1997-98.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved Agreement for Parncipanon in the
PAEC/Risk Management Consor-tium for
the fiscal year 1997-98.
STUDENT MATTERS: On motion by
Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs. Norton, ancl
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
following student matters for the 1997-98
school year:
Approved the transfer of Heather
Lynch from Highland View Elementary
School to Port St. Joe Elementary School.
Approved the transfer of Ethan
Littleton from Highland View Elementary.
School to Port St. Joe Elementary School.
Approved the transfer of Amanda
Kriner from Highland View Elementary
School to Port St. Joe Elementary School.
Approved. the transfer of Jonathan
Ross from Highland View Elementary
School to Port St. Joe Elementary School.
Approved the transfer of James
McArdle from Highland View Elementary
School to Port St. Joe Elementary School.
Approved the transfer of Heather
Elaine Davis from Wewahitchka Elementary
School to Port St. Joe'Elementary School.
Approved the transfer of John Rhein
from Highland View Elementary School to
Port St. Joe Elementary School.
Approved the transfer of Theodore P.
Corbtin, II, from Port St. Joe Elementary
School to Highland View Elementary
School.
Approved the transfer of Andrea
Hernandez from Highland View Elementary
School to Port St. Joe Elementary School.
Approved request for Kevin Schoelles,
a Franklin county student, to attend Port
St. Joe Middle School contingent upon a
favorable behavior report from Franklin
County.
TRANSPORTATION MATTERS: The
Board reviewed .correspondence from the
director of Washington-Holmes Technical
Center regarding the transfer of a 1991
Chevrolet truck (VIN #
1GCDC14H9MZ176075) from the auto
mechanics program at Wewahitchka High
School to the technical center. No action
needed; however, Mr. Redd requested that
Mr. Eubanks make General Motors aware of
the transfer. .
SSUPERINTENDENTS RE-PORT: On
motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by Mr. Byrd;
mad unanimous vote, the Board approved
Agreement for Instructional Technology
between the Gulf County. School System
and the Washintgton County School
Board/Panhandle Area Educa-tional
Consortium for the 1997-98 fiscal year.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mr.
Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved Resolution No. 98-02 for contin-
ued participation in the Panhandle


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197 -'9 8


Shark Talk
By: Wayne Summers


Shark pride at Port St. Joe
High School is growing stronger
every week, through the dedica-
tion of both the athletes and the
fans.
The Port St. Joe varsity foot-
ball team traveled to its first away,
game to Sneads this past Friday.
The Sharks played
with the enthusiasm
that Port St. Joe is
known for.
The team came
out with a sizeable
victory over the
Pirates with a score
of 40 to 7. The
Sharks will host
Havana Friday, Sep-
* tember 19 at 7:30.
Please carry on the
fan support by com-
ing out and watching the Sharks
as they attempt to improve their
record to 3-0.
This past Thursday, Port St.
Joe's junior varsity football team
traveled to Blountstown and
played their first game, winning
40 to 6. This Thursday, the
Sharks will travel to Tallahassee
to play against North Florida
Christian. The young Sharks
would appreciate, as much fan,
support as possible, so come out
and support your fighting Sharks.
Port St. Joe's boys cross
country team had four runners to
finish in the top 25, placing them
third overall in the Lincoln
Invitational held at Tom Brown
Park in Tallahassee last Saturday.
Leading the Sharks was Keion
McNair who finished the course in
an impressive time of 17:29, good


Bragging Rights! ...
I guess you need to crow
while you can-never know when
it might be your last chance!
There may not be many times
vhen we can say we were ranked
higher than the Sharks in foot-
ball, and it' may not last forever-
but for the time being, We're
enjoying it.
Unfortunately, after the next
four weeks of. Greensboro,
Blountstown, Cottondale and
Apalachicola, we may not have
many left to do the crowing.
Injuries are siphoning away
starters every ball game, forcing
the Gators to use more and more
inexperienced players.
This is not a good sign as we
start into the more physical and
difficult part of our schedule.
Hang on, Gatorsl Greensboro's
here Friday night at 7:00.
JV football scored an out-
standing come from behind win
over Graceville, proving that "big"
is not always better.
Varsity volleyballers are
undefeated, and this week will
tackle PSJ at Wewa, starting at
* '4:00 central. The JV hosts LCHS
the same night (Thursday) at 6:00
p.m. Try to see both
The old argument of .the
advantage of private schools over
public school has again reared its
head, as the FHSAA All-Sports
program awards were announced
two weeks ago.
In Class A, AA and AAA,
Wewa High School' was the only
public high school to reach the
top 10 in any of the three classes.
The Gator boys and girls com-
bined to score enough points to
finish 10th in Class 2A. No other
public school made the top 10 in
A, AA or AAA, and that was with
PSJ winning four state champi-
onships in 3A.
To me this just emphasizes
the advantage private schools
have over public schools by being
able to restrict their entrance
requirements and control their
enrollments. Notice I never even
mentioned the word "recruiting".
I'm afraid that public high schools
finishing high in the all sports
ranking may be a thing of the
past.
I hope you; got to see progress
reports from your student. We
think many students are dragging
their heels, not doing as well as
* they could. The hardest thing is
getting them to learn how to
study-learn, not just memorize a


enough for a ninth place finish
out of 147 runners.
The Lady Sharks also traveled
with the boys cross country team
and competed in their first meet of
the season. Jessica Hill with a
time of 23:51, led the Lady Sharks
to a fifth place finish.
The seniors at
Port St. Joe High

I to raise money for
Project Graduation
by selling tickets to
give away a Zenith
giant screen 35"
color TV to the first
place winner, a
deluxe charbroll out-
door gas grill to the
second place winner,
and a $100 cash prize to the third
place winner. Please support the
seniors by making a $5 donation
today.
On Tuesday, October 14 dur-,
ing blocks one and two, the PSAT
will be administered to students
who have registered. Registration,
for all sophomores and juniors
wanting to take the PSAT will con-
tinue in'the guidance office until
September 26. The cost of the test
will be $8.50, paid to Mrs. Seay.
Also, the semester exams will
be taken on Tuesday, October 14
and Wednesday, October 15. After.
block two on Wednesday, October
15 all students will change to
their second term classes.
Good luck to all of Port St.
Joe's athletes in all upcoming.
events. Play hard and make PSJ
proud.


list of answers to do a set of ques-
tions.
The staff works hard at trying
to motivate students. It is unfor-.
tunate that many refuse to work
hard enough to be successful.
Even the best of students some-
times resist when you try to get
the best from them.
Talk to your student-insist
that he/she try hard to do the
best he or she can and not be sat-
isfied with just doing enough to
get by.
NHS will sell T-shirts at ball
games and school for $12.00
each-help them out!!


Middle

School News

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BY LISA CURRY
Relief is in sight for the stu-
dents of Port St. Joe Middle
School. Inservice days are sched-
uled for October 2nd and 3rd.
Although most kids are enjoying
school, inservice days are nice
every now and then to take a load
off your shoulders. If your family
is hoping to take a vacation, this
long weekend would be a great
time to do so.
Congratulations to the
"Students of the Week" Rob Dykes
and Anna Tankersley. They have
shown tremendous efforts in
school and have made their com-
munity proud.
The Shark Cafe opened
Monday, September 15. A variety
of breakfast foods from A to Z are
for sale every morning at break. If
you're craving a warm doughnut,
or need some coffee to wake you
up, the Shark Cafe is the place to
go.
The middle school 'Sharks
won their first football game
against Blountstown on Septem-
ber 11. Players are conditioning
for a hopeful victory over Chipley
tonight, September 18. Two full
games, one for eighth graders and
one for seventh, will be played
starting at 5:00 p.m. Come our


Bulldog News

PORT ST. JOE
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

"Students Of The Week"
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week". Shane
Knox, Douglas May, Carson
Howse, Josey Freeman, Telisa
Register, Michelle Mathews,
Shawna Bond and Brett Morin.
School Advisory Council
Congratulations to the follow-
ing parents who were selected to
serve on the School Advisory
Council: Debbie Ward, Ralph
Jamerson, Trish Warriner,
Sharon Hoffman 'and Dana
Cimino..
Parents returning for a sec-'
ond year on, the School Advisory
,Council are Mark Ellmer, Kenny,
Peak, Cathy Cox and Vivian
Thompson.
Ice Cream
Ice cream will be sold during
lunch. You must have correct
Change (50 cents) in order to buy
ice cream.
Progress Reports
Progress reports were sent
home on Thursday, September 11
(today).. If you would like to sched-
ule a parent/teacher conference,
please call 227-1221.
P.T.O. Open House
Our annual "Open House"
will take place ,(today) Thursday,
September 18. Please meet in the


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Student Government
Port St. Joe Elementary School students recently elected Commissioners to represent their
classrooms in Student Government matters.
They are shown in the photo above, form left to right, as follows: (seated) kindergartners-
Megan Gentry, Amelia Warriner, Kasie Thompson and Nathan Tarantino; (kneeling) first graders-
Marissa Weatherly, Caroline Allen, Jacob Gentry and Douglas May, and second graders-Lenora
Weimorts, Jessica Chancey, Matthew Wright and Kathryn Arnold; (first standing row) third
graders-Kevin Quaranta, Zack Tarantino and Leland Ray, and fourth graders-Jessica Mock,
Elizabeth Kilbourn, Misty Tomlinson and Telisa Register; (center standing row) fifth graders-
Megan Todd, Charla Atkins and Stephanie Watson, and sixth graders-Lyndsey Hill, Ashby Davis
and Moses Medina.
Standing above the classroom representatives are the new officers, including Mayor Tommy
Curry, Manager Sheena Bell and Clerk Jenna Chesser.


auditorium for a business meet-
ing to begin at 6:30 p.m. We look
forward to seeing you.

School Store
Our Bulldog School Store is
now open before school. Students
may purchase items- needed for


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Highland View Elementary


by Brittany Crocker and
Meggie Boone
Hey! Welcome to our sixth
week of school! In about three to
four weeks, the first grading peri-
od will end. Your moms and dads
can be looking for report cards
yuckk) to be sent home on October
24th. Good luck everyone
P.T.O. News .
This past Tuesday the P.T.O.
elected their officers for the 97-98
school year, They are: president,
Lynn Bennett; vice president,
Jewell Hopper; secretary, Wendy
Varner; and treasurer, Pat
Strayer. Congratulations!"
School Advisory Council ...
Ashley Sander, reporter for
Office, guidance and P.E. lets us
know that the following people
were elected to serve on our
School Advisory Council: par-
ents--Rusty Burrows, Anealia
Bush, Alicia ,Maestri, Doreen
Mork, Keith Tillery and Wendy
Varner; teachers-Cathy Colbert,
Linda Elkins and Charlotte Willis;
guidance-Barbara Eells.
Also on the council are.
Principal Carolyn Rish; Joe
Nugent from the business com-
munity; and Libby Alcorn from
Support Personnel. Together
these members will work to form


and root for your team,
Also, there will be a full ser-
vice concession stand available
with lots of goodies-hamburgers
and hot dogs, ice cold drinks, and
warm friendly service. Ya'll come!
If you're interested in less'
contact, but just as much physi-
cal activity, come'watch the mid-
dle school volleyball players at
work. Scheduled volleyball games
for the upcoming week of
September 22-26 are as follows:
Monday, September 22, 4:00 p.m.
at Apalachidbla; intramurals on
Tuesday, September 23 and
Thursday, September 25 at 3:00.
Eighth graders beware The
Florida Writing Assessment is
scheduled for the beginning of
1998. All eighth graders are
required to take this test. For
those of us who have a knack for
writing, have fun! '
For those of us who just can't
seem to get the hang of it, there's
no need to fret. You can begin to
prepare yourselves now by paying
attention in English class,
answering all written questions in
complete sentences, and reading.
Also, it wouldn't hurt to practice
writing an essay or a poem every


school improvement goals.
November 8, ...
A Fall Festival will be held
instead of a Halloween carnival.
Smile!.,.
You're on Candid Camera!
October Ist is school pictures
day. ''
Extra! Extra! .
Read all about it-Yearbooks
are being sold for $10 apiece! Get
them while they're hot!
In The Eye Of The Hurricane .
For this "Eye" we interviewed
Linda Elkins. Mrs. Elkins has
been teaching for 18 fabulous
years.. She is our third grade
teacher and Principal' Designee.
She doesn't want to be anything
but a teacher. Her favorite thing
about teaching is not only watch-
ing the kids grow physically, but
mentally.
Her favorite things to do while
not teaching are to golf and read.
Her .all-time favorite book and
movie is.Gone With The Wind. She
has worked one job not involving
teaching school, which was a cyto
technologist. She and her hus-
band, Charlie, are, owners of
Harbor Electric Supply in
Apalachicola. We asked her if she
had'any pets and she said, "Yes, a
cat named 'Spicey'."


once in a while.
The Junior Beta Club of Port
St. Joe Middle school has begun
working on its first project of the
year. The club's goal 1i to raise
enough money for the construc-
tion of a trophy case. Currently,
trophies and other significant
awards are unprotected.

Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
SEPTEMBER 22-26, 1997

MON-Beef Stew, Fruit Cup.
Broccoli with Cheese,
Crackers, MIlk and Cake.
TUES-Manager's Choice,
Fruit, Vegetable, Bread, Milk
and Dessert.
WEDS-Country Fried Steak
or Meatloaf, Turnip Greens,
Mashed Potatoes, Cornbread
and Milk.
THURS-Cheeseburger,
French Fries, Milk and Cake.
FRI-Chicken Sandwich, Rice
with Gravy, Green Beans,
Applesauce, Bread and Milk.


school at the store.
Teacher Inservice
School will not be held on,
October 2 and 3 due to teacher
inservice days.
Early Dismissal
School will be dismissed early


on Friday, October 10 due to the.
Port St. Joe High School home-
coming parade.
Pre-Kindergartners and
Sixth Graders
You 'are reminded to begin
immunizations that will be
required to enter school next year.


Wewahitchka"

Elementary

News...
By Linda Whitfield


"Cure for the Bad Day, In Every
Way, Can't Pucker Blues" by
Fifth Grader, Courtney Bremer
When you've had a bad day and
all your face will do is frown,
When you mom wants to kiss you
before you lay down,
When you think there's no hope
because the blues have youL
down,
Pick up a spoon and put your'
worries down.
It's not hopeless, you're in luck,
sip of teaspoon of lemon juice,
then smile and pucker up !
Media Center News From
Marlene Whitfield
The staff of the WES Media:
Center wishes to thank the follow-
ing students for the superb job


By: Cadet Ensign Sabrina Hanson
Public Information Officer
The third through fifth weeks
of ROTC at PSJHS were really
hectic. New cadets are still learn-
ing how to wear and care for their
uniforms. Recently, the NJROTC
Booster Club hosted a pizza lunch
in .the high school Commons
Area. Kathy Ginn, Cheryl
Fitzgerald and Donna Howze
served pizza, pickles, pretzels and
drinks to the cadet corps. A lot of
crunches and push-ups will be
needed to work off all of the fat
gramb that were consumed by the
hungry cadets.
The color guard and flag
detail practiced hard for PSJHS's'
first home football games.. The
color guard details for the games
were manned by Nancy Van
Heiden, Michael Layfleld, Tyler
Lane, Donald Baker, Keria
Driesbach, T. J. Hightower and
Krista Dykes.
On September 20th, the cadet
corps will hold another car wash.
Please come and have your car
washed at the First.Union Bank
on Saturday and support the fine
young people in their efforts to
earn money for their activities.
Semper Fl


they are doing in the library. Mrs.
Phyllis Gortman has been out and
the library ,was short-handed.
Mrs.. Becky Birmingham's sixth
graders have done a wonderful
job. of "taking up the slack."
They are: Megan Wimberly,
Veronica Marsh, Dottle Hall,
Shanha Collier, Hunter Nunery,
Fritz Stoppelbein, Will Harrell,
Laura Husband, Holly Merritt,
Crystal Travis, Crystal Baker and
Anthony Messer.
Zach Barnes Is The "Student
Of The Week"
Esther Taunton chose fifth
grader Zach Barnes as the
"Student of the Week". His
favorite subject in school is math
and he would like to be a lawyer
when he grows up. Zach has
many favorites; like Michael
Jordan as an athlete; "Doug" is
his favorite TV show; and his
favorite song is "Space Jam". One
day he hopes to visit Hawaii. He
likes reading and claims Tom
Sawyer as his favorite book.
Zach says this about himself:
"I think I am good in sports and I
think I am smart." Mrs. Taunton
says this about him: "Zach wants
to do well. He works very hard to
accomplish this and his behavior
backs up his good working habits.
He should succeed when he
becomes an adult." Zach will
receive a free pizza compliments
of P.J.'s Restaurant in downtown
Wewa.
P.T.O. Meeting on September 30
Parents, please try to come to
the September 30 P.T.O. meeting.
It will be at 6:00 and Will not last
too long. Plans for the Fall
Festival will be finalized.
Say Cheese
School pictures will be made
on Tuesday, September 30. This
is a pre-paid deal and the
envelopes will be sent home prior
to.
Former WHS Teacher in BMC
Betty Holloway is in Bay
Medical Center, Room 396, recov-
ering from open heart surgery.
Our little town received quite a
shock when we heard about her,
but she is recovering nicely.


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From the Principal of

Wewahitchka


High School

by Larry A. Mathes


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, 1997


MEDITATIONS OF A


By LOWELL F. ADAMS
Speaking With
Unknown Tongues
"I speak with tongues more
than you all"
1 Corinthians 14:18 9

SHE BIBLE has almost two hundred references to
"tongues". Genesis 11 gives account of the first of two tongues
mirales, when God confounded the languages at the building of
the Tower of Babel. Acts Chapter 2 records the second, a
miracle of tongues when people from every nation understood
the apostles as they preached on the Day of Pentecost.
When the church at Corinth began trying to echo what had
happened at Pentecost, it created confusion in the church,
because no one understood what was being said. Paul began
dealing with this in Chapter 12 of I Corinthians. This gave rise
to the "Love Chapter" 13, where love is declared the greatest of
all spiritual gifts.
Paul was a very highly educated man. He was able to speak
the language of mostvof the kingdoms in and around Rome and
its possessions. In verse 18 and '19 of Chapter 12, he tells us he
speaks more different languages than anyone, but would rather
speak five words in" the church in a language that was
understood than five thousand words that no one understands.
Many times missionaries from America visit foreign nations
and preach to them in English. To the hearer, this is an
"unknown tongue", but wiNth an interpreter they understandthe
message. To me, any language other than English is an
unknown tongue.
Let me hasten to say, my observations here are not in any
sense, a criticism of those who believe otherwise. But my own
understanding of the Biblical treatment of "tongues" has to do
with real languages. A careful-reading of the 14th chapter of I
Corinthians will bear this out. The Scripture dealing with it
concludes in verse 33, that God is not the author of confusion.
Without doubt, the inability of the human mind to fully
S**ndexStand-the pronouncements of our Holy Father, and the
uinany variations in our feeble understanding, is what gives rise
to so many different faiths and denominations. Surely God is
i mor cocered,,about the-attitude of our heart than the name of
our denomination. God help us to know Thy Truth! Amen!


Revival Services .


Revival Services
in Mexico Beach
The First United Methodist
Church of Mexico Beach will hold
revival services on September
21st and 22nd. They will begin at
9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday and
6 p.m. on Monday. Special guest
speakers will be Rev. Daniel and
Debbie Brown and Grandpa (pup-
pet) from Mobile, Alabama.
The ladies of the church will
be serving snacks and refresh-


ments following the evening ser-
vices, For additional information,
call Rev. Ted Lovelace at 648-
8820 or 648-4424.

Revival At Beach
Baptist Wednesday
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


Love Thy


Neighbor

In Romans 13:10 we


find, "Love does no wrong
to a neighbor; therefore
love is fulfilling of the
Oliver F. Taylor law." In Paul's letter to
Visitation Minister, First the Romans he speaks of
United Methodist Church love being genuine. When
love is genuine it does no wrong to others.
I had a professor who once said you could
sum up all sin as selfishness. When someone
puts self before God and others it is sinful. Some
people seem to go out of their way to criticize
and hurt others for their own delight. Gossip
can be humiliating to others. Let us do no wrong
to our neighbors.
We should all want to, live in a neighborhood
where people live together in harmony. Some
neighborhoods have a block party where neigh-
bors can share and get to know each other bet-
ter. Christ wants his followers to love one anoth-
er. As a child I learned "God is love" and he
wants us to share that love.


Local Chaplain Makes Crim


Florida has a riew crime fight-
er-his name is John Jordan, a
prison chaplain in the business of
saving lives as well as souls.
Jordan is the creation of Michael


Lister, a real-life prisori chaplain
whose first novel, Power in the
Blood, is being published by
Pineapple Press, Inc.'
Lister, a native of Gulf County


I I ?1 02 THIRD STREET -6RT ST. J I
"Buddy Caswell
i M~ minister of Music & Youth
| ih I | Worship Service ................... 8:30 am
S I 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.
"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. (ED)
++ ++ Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CDT)

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor



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


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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 & youth missions 7 p.m.; Prayer & Bible study 7 p.m.,; .
Adult Praise Choir 8 p.m. /
CURTIS CLARK, Pastor


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Michael Lister


and chaplain with the Florida;
. Department of Corrections sinceI
1993, has previously published'
two inspirational books; however
Power in the Blood, is his first(
stab at the mystery/thriller genre.
When .John Jordan gave up
being a cop to join the clergy, he
thought he had removed violence"
from his life forever. But now, he's'
witnessed the bloody death of
inmate Ike Johnson, and he's,
being told, not asked, to assist in.
the investigation.
Outside the prison walls,. the
ghosts of his past haunt the dingy
little trailer J.J. now calls home.
He doesn't regret having left a
large church and failed marriage
in Atlanta, but the loneliness is
getting to him, and he's ready for
some female company.
Balancing his personal life
with the investigation, while keep-
ing Up with his responsibilities as,
pastor of a very errant flock, J.J.,
soon learns that few folks take
kindly to a cop in a collar.
But with the help of Anna and
his best friend, Merrill Monroe (a


ie Pay
black corrections officer, and one
of Potter County's best and
brightest sons), John Jordan dis-
covers that in the heart of a man
of mercy there's also a place for
justice, and there's wonder-work-
ing power in the blood.
Lister's first novel has already,
met with a warm reception in the
literary cornmmunity..Noted Florida
author Les St'lridiford, author of
Deal to Die For, said "Power in the
Blood provides an unflinching
and disturbing look at contempo-
rary prison life, 'and prison chap:
lain, John 'Jordan, makes for a
convincing and altogether appeal-
ing detective/protagonist. An aus-
picious debut."
Library Journal says, "A
promising first novel." and
Publisher's Weekly says that
"Lister, a real-life prison chaplain
who knows his turf, delivers grit-
ty portrayals of inmates and
prison workers."
To celebrate the publication
of Pouter in the Blood, a reception,
will be held on September 20,
from 4 to 7'p.m., CT, at the home
of Mike and Judi Lister, located at
160 Lister Drive In' Wewahitchka.
Lister will be reading excerpts
from Power in the Blood, followed
by a signing. The community is
welcomed.
Also, Michael Lister will be;
signing copies of his book in
Panama City at B. Dalton
Bookstores on Saturday, October
4th, from 1 to 3 p.m., and at
Books-A-Million on Saturday,
October 18th from 1 to 3 p.m.


Assembly of God
BBQ Dinner Sale
The Highland View Assembly
of God on Dolphin Street in
Highland View will be selling bar-
becue chicken plates on Friday,
September 19th for $5.00 each.
The plate will Include 1/2
grilled barbecue chicken, potato
salad,ed aked beans, roll, cake and
tea.
If you're interested in a great
meal, stop by the church social
hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 6
pim. to 8 p.m. to pick your plate
up.
All your support will be great-
ly appreciated. Proceeds will to
toward the Speed-The-Light pro-
gram.


A311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456

A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
S MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
Sunday School 9:45 am Discipleship 'training 5:00 pm Sun. Evening
Wed. Night at 7:00 pm. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusieth 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 -


invited to join them to experience
God's joy and real excitement in
living.
On 'Wednesday through
Saturday services 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 information on
how you can experience God's
salvation, please call Pastor David
Nichols at 647-5026.


White City Revival
Will Begin Tonight
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.
Say You Saw It In The Star!


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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


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





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



I A" o FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
= .. CHURCH
cc i R ^ 508 Sixteenth Street' 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

-Sunday School..............................10:00A.M.
Morning Service...... ...............1...11:00 A.M.
Evening Service..........................6:00 P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting........7:00 P.M.
Bill Taylor, Pastor Roger Louks, Assistant Pastor
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IFCA



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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.





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TOUCH
WILL


Matt. 26:47-51





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Visit Us! Upstairs First Union Bank building
Sunday Worship 10 A.M and 5 P.M.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Phone: 227-3365
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, 1997 PAGE 5B


PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
Gulf County is developing a local mitigation strate-
gy to reduce the county's risk from hurricanes and
other disasters. The local mitigation strategy will
be developed by-a steering committee consisting of
public officials and private Individuals who live In
Gulf County. The local mitigation steering commit-
tee will meet approximately every month. The next
meeting will take place September 23, 1997 at 10
AM Eastern Time In the Gulf County Commission
Room. The agenda for the next meeting will
Include: (1) Adopting procedures to avoid and
resolve conflicts arising from the development of
the local mitigation strategy; (2) Establishing
review and revision procedures to annually update
the local mitigation strategy and ensure public par-
ticipation; and (3) Reviewing and commenting on
an inventory of local, regional, and state plans,
programs and policies relating to hazard mitiga-
tion. The public Is Invited to attend and participate.
For more information contact Greg Williamson of
the Apalachee Regional Planning Council at (850)
674-4571.
Sltc. September 18, 1997.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number 97-39 CP
Division
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RICKY JOE COLLINS, JR.
Deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of Ricky Joe
Collins. Jr.. Deceased. File Number 97-39 CP. is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida Probate Division. the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street. Port
St Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth 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 jurisdiction of this Court are
required to file their objections 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 creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is served .with-
in three months after the date of the first publica-
tion 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 per-
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.


The date of the first publication of this Notice
Is September 18, 1997.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
R. Waylon Thompson
314 Magnolia Avenue. P. 0. Box 710
Panama City. Florida 32401
Telephone: 850-784-9000
Florida Bar No. 0769381
Personal Representative:
Ricky J. Collins and Gertrude C. Collins
P. O. Box 479
Wewahltchka. Florida 32465
2tc., September 18 and 25. 1997.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA.
Case No. 97-149-CA
GULF STATE BANK,
a Florida Banking Corporation
Plaintiff;
vs.
GULF AVIATION. INCORPORATED,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the under-
signed. BENNY C. LISTER. Clerk of Circuit Court of
Gulf County, on the 2nd clay of Octobei: 1997. at
11:00 A.M.. EST.. at the front door of the Gulf
County Courthouse, Port St. Joe. Florida, will offer
for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest bid-
der for cash, the following described property situ-
ate In Gulf County. Florida, to-wit:
SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT "A"
pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered
on the 12th day of August. 1997.
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF COURT, GULF COUNTY
By: /s/ Tonya Knox
Deputy Clerk
EXHIBIT "A"
AP- Cessna Drive. Gulf County, Florida, more
particularly described as follows:
Commencing at the Northeast corner of Section 25.
Township 8 South. Range 11 West. Gulf County,
Florida; thence South (assumed) along the East
line of said Section 25 for 262.65 feet; thence
South 89' degrees 42 minutes 30 seconds West,
50.00 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING: thence
South 75.00 feet; thence South 89 degrees 42 min-
utes 30 seconds West. 162.47 feet; thence North 2
degrees 26 minutes 47 seconds East. 75.085 feet
thence North 89 degrees 42 minutes 30 seconds
East, 159.27 feet to the Point of Beginning.
ALONG WITH:
Commencing at the Northwest corner of Section
30. Township 8 South. Range 10 West, Gulf
County. Florida: thence South (assumed) along the
West line of said Section 30 a distance of 32.32 feet
for the POINT OF BEGINNING: thence North 89
degrees 42 minutes 15 seconds East, 16.00 feet;
thence South 1027.65 feet to a point on a cul-de-
sac; thence Southerly, Westerly and Northeasterly
along the arc of a curve to the right, said curve hav-


I n Ustliw.: Tuesday at 11:00.
Call 227-1278 to place yours.


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


Bay front home, executive 3 bedroom.
2 bath, fully furnished, immaculate.
227-7506. tfc 9/4
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with-sep-
tic tank & well. $2,500 down,
$132.16 mo. Call George, 229-6031.
tfc 9/4

For sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm.. 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'x 16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
util. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. tfc 9/4


1/2 acre lots on
paved county road,
septic tanks, wells,

natural gas, ready to
move onto. $16,000.
Owner financing with
10% down.
Call Billy Carr,

227-2020, 647-3381.
tfc 9/4




OPEN HOUSE
102 Christin's Curve
Gulfaire Subd., at
the beach.
3 bedrooms, 2
bath, corner lot,
across street from
pool and tennis
courts, short walk
to beach.
Saturday, 10 to

6, Sunday, 10

to 6.
Itp 9/18


Women's Support Group. Thurs-
days, '5:30 6:30 p.m., Wellness Cen-
ter, Third & Williams Ave. NO
CHARGE. New group in development.
Any interested women are encouraged
to attend. Details, call 227-1145.


PUBLIC NOTICES


504 Peters Street $104,900








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2048 Parker Ave. -NEW PRICE $47,500





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B Elizabeth W. Thompson

LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
Office: Hwy. 98 at 19th St., Mexico Beach
Mailing Address: Rt. 3, Box 167, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FAX: (850) 648-4247
850-648-5683 or 1-800-582-2990
After Hours: Jay Rish, Associate Broker, 850-227-5569
Brenda G. Miller, GRI, Realtor@ 850-648-5435


LOTS, LOTS, LOTS!
PLEASANT REST CEMETERY RD, OVERSTREET AREA. Large acreage tract
with over 6.2 acres, suitable for one big homesite or can be subdivided into small-
er parcels for resale, has approximately 200 feet of water frontage on W/etappo
Creek, deep water passage. A boater's dream. Follow signs on Pleasant Rest
Cemetery Road. CALL BRENDA MILLERFOR DIRECTIONS. Price $75,0,00.00.
Hwy. 386 & Corner 15th St. Mexico Beach. Ono flhe acts of acreage
zoned "GENERAL CQ" lately 900' on
15th Street an l W3. MILLER HAS DONE IT AGAIN
...... $150,000.
WILLIAMS WAY, GRAND ISLE SUBDIVISION Two lots each 70'x100' in quiet
subdivision, only two blocks to beach, city water and all utilities available. SEWER
COMING!!! Priced to sell. BRENDA MILLER HAS COMPLETE INFORMATION.
CALL HER TODAY. PRICE; $12,500.00 each.
MAGELLAN STREET, ST. JOE BEACH. Three lots each 50' wide by 125' deep,
zoned for homes only, already permitted for 3 bedroom, 2 bath house for septic,
city water, underground utilities already in place. Subdivision has unobstructed-
view of gulf across from dedicated beach. CONTACT BRENDA MILLER FOR
COPIES OF PLAT, MORE INFORMATION OR TO MAKE AN OFFER. PRICE.
$35,000.00 each.
Call Brenda Miller, GRI, for a list of all her Oth-
er listings. There's a friendly smile waiting.
Look for us on the Internet at http://www.homtown.com/thompson
http://www.mexicobeach.com/thompson
And now you may e-mail us on the Internet at:
elizwthompson@digitalexp.com or
elizwthompson@juno.com
LET US HEAR FROM YOU TODAY!


North PSJ Community

Choir Hosting Revival
Revival services will be held at
Philadelphia Primitive Baptist
Church Monday through Friday,
September 22 to 26, at 7:00 p.m.
nightly.
The services will feature
singing by local choirs each night.
Everyone is cordially invited to
attend these services.
*i

Burn-Out Service
Thompson Temple First Born
Church, located on Avenue E in
Port St. Joe, will hold a '"Burn-
Out Service" on Saturday,
September 20th beginning at 7:30
p.m.
The service is being held for
Sis. Brenda Stallworth Martin. To
make contributions, please see
Nathan Peters, Jr. or Sis. Winnie
Hamilton.

ing a central angle of 316 degrees 33 minutes 54
seconds and a radius of 100.00 feet for 552.51 feet.
said arc having a chord bearing and distance of
North 63 degrees 06 minutes 10 seconds West,.
74.01 feet, thence, leaving said cul-detsac, North
993.83 feet; thence North 89 degrees 42 minutes
30 seconds East 50.00 feet to the Point of
Beginning, being located In Section 30. Township 8
South, Range 10 West and In Section 25. Township
8 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida.
AP- Cessna Drive. Gulf County, Flqrida. more
particularly described as follows: I
Commencing at the Northeast corner of section 25.
Township 8 South, Range 11 West, Giulf County.
Florida; thence South (assumed) along the East
line of said Section .25 for 337.65 feet; thence
South 89 degrees 42 minutes 30 seconds West.
50.00 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING: thence
South 75.00 feet; thence South 89 degrees 42 min-
utes 30 seconds West, 165.67 feet: thence North 2
degrees 26 minutes 47 seconds East. 75.085 feet:
thence North 89 degrees 42 minutes 30 seconds
East, 162.47 feet to the Point of Beginning.
ALONG WITH;:
Commencing at the Northwest comer, of Section
30, Township 8 South. Range 10 West. Gulf
County. Florida; thence South (assumed) along the
West line of said Section 30 a distance of 32.32 feet
for the POINT OF BEGINNING: thencf North 89
degrees 42 minutes 15 seconds East. 16.00 feet:
thence South 1027.65 feet to a point 6n a cul-de-
sac: thence Southerly, Westerly and Northeasterly
along the are of a curve to the right, said curve hav-
ing a central angle of 316 degrees 33 minutes 54.
seconds and a radius of 100.00 feet for 552.51 feet.
said arc having a chord bearing and distance of
North 63 degrees 06 minutes 10 seconds West..
74.01 feet, thence, leaving said cul-de-sac, North
993.83 feet; thence North 89 degrees 42 minutes
30 seconds East, 50.00 feet to the Point of
Beginning, being located in Section 30, Township 8
South. Range 10 West and Section 25. Township 8
South, Range 11 West. Gulf County. Florida.
AP-3. being further described as follows:
Commencing at the Northeast corner ofjSection 25.
Township 8 South. Range 11 West, Glf County.,
Florida; thence along the East line of said Section
25. South 00 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West.
412.65 feet; thence South 89 degrees 42 minutes
30 seconds West. 50.00, feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING; thence South 00 degrees 00 minutes
00 seconds West. 68.00 feet; .thence South 89
degrees 42 minutes 30 seconds West. 168.58 feet:
thence North 02 degrees 26 minutes 46 seconds
East. 68.17 feet: thence North 89 degrees 42 min-
utes 30 seconds East, 165.67 feet to the Point of
Beginning.
2tc. September 18 and 25. 1997.


- The


Highland View's

18th Homecoming
Several hundred members,.
former members and guests of
Highland View Baptist Church
gathered at the church Sunday
for their 18th annual homecom-
ing service. Many traveled long
distances in order to fellowship
with old friends.
Sunday school director
Wallace Guillott did a good job of
recognizing the guests of the
church. He noted that seven of
the original charter members of
the church were present for this
service. Highland View Baptist
Church was organized 43 years
ago on September 12, 1954.
A great program of worshipful
music was presented by the
church choir and special guests,
'Neysa Wilkins Trout and a father
and daughter team of Glen and
Leah Davis.
After a very impressive
"Homecoming Sermon" by Pastor
Charles Scott, the congregation
moved to the fellowship hall to
enjoy a sumptuous church ban-
quet, prepared by the ladies of the
church.

Band of Gold News
We would like to thank the
following people for their support
by becoming odr latest members
of the Band of Gold Boosters ...
Liz and Bill Strang, Rev, and. Mrs.
Ambers Aldridge, Connie
Mathews,.Jim and Cindy Belin,
Keith Durham, and Rocky and
Ann Comforter.
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".


Wewa's NHS to
Sell Tee Shirts
Gator t-shirts, recently
ordered by the Wewahitchka High
School's National Honor Society
members, have finally arrived and
will be sold at each home football
game for a price of $12.
Sales of the shirts will also be
held before school and during the
senior high lunch.
See a NHS member today for
more details or call the high
school at 639-2228. Support the
NHSI


Bedrooms 3. Baths 1
PRICE INCLUDES- Range. refrigeawrtor. ceiling
artic fan, fireplace lenced yard. central heaL'air


Lion's Tale

News Column

Faith Christian School

gone well and we will announce
winners next week. We appreciate
all who bought and all who sold.
Fundralsing is necessary to keep
tuition down and to keep our
school up and running. We thank
you for your part.
Do you have any sturdy toys
that you would like to donate for'
our three to five year old program?
If so, just bring them by the office,
or call us and we will pick them
up.
This writer had a wonderful
vacation at The Cove, Billy
Graham's Training Center in
Ashville, North Carolina. I whole-
heartily recommend it to all our
readers.

FOR INFORMATION DURING A
HURRICA NE

or other DIS/ STER
Call GULF COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
229-9110 229-9111 229-9112


)





HANNON
- REALTY INC.
PORT ST. JOE

ns. 227-1450


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 Paryment 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


1 2 3 4 5. 6 7 8


Very Low Income 11,400 13,000 14,600 16,250 17,550 18,850 20,150 21,450
Low Income 18,200 20,800 23,400 26,000 28,100 30,150 32,250 34,300
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


Wednesday morning was "See
You at the Pole" time for students,
teachers, and parents at Faith
Christian. All met together tb pray
for our community, our schools,
and our nation.
"If my people, who are called
by my name will humble them-
selves and pray and seek my face
and turn from their wicked ways,
then I will hear from heaven and
will forgive their sins and will heal
their land." II Chronicles 2:14
A special thanks to all who
helped out at the Scallop Festival.
Fundraisers are always a good
time for our parents to get to know
one another.
Our next big event will be the
Harvest Festival which we have
planned for October 11. Many will-
ing hands will be necessary to
make it a success. Volunteers will
be needed to set up, to cook, to
serve, to sell, and to clean up.
Perhaps you, would like to
donate.items for our bake sale, our
crafts table or our "white elephant"
sale. Please set aside that day to
Join us in fun, food and fellowship
The Christmas card sales have










PAGE 6B THE STAR PORT SEPT. 18, 1997


AUCTION Friday, 7 p.m.
EDT at Port Theatre, PSJ.
Wade Clark Auctions,
850-229-9282.
10% Buyees Premium.
AB1239, AU 1737 AU1743,
9eg/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






Citizens Federal Savings Bank, 401
5th St, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850)
227-1416 will be accepting bids from
September 15, 1997 through Septem-
ber 25, 1997 on the following: 1979
Ford Pickup.
Citizens Federal reserves the right to
reject any and all bids. Ite 9/18
1996 Oldsmobile Bravada, 20k miles,
4 dr., 4wd, Smartrak, Gold edition,
fully loaded with towing package.
$27K, Call 227-3557 after 6 p.m.
2tc 9/18
'86 Mazda RX7, air cond., sun roof,
runs good, $4,000. 227-1568.
3tc 9/11
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. tfc9/4
1994 Dodge cargo van, white; good
condition, air cond., am/fm cassette,
cruise, $11,000' obo. See on week-
ends, 648-4648. tfc 9/4

1984 Roman Wheels Fitted
GMA Van. New upholstery,
new tires, red & gray color. Over
100K miles. $3,500 obo.
:_647 ,'2 -. *... 2t9/18





24' aluminum shrimp boat, suitable
for conversion to sports boat. Call
Wayne at 229-9070 and leave mes-
sage. 4tc 9/11
14' fiberglass boat with trailer, rebuilt
15 hp Evinrude. $1,200. 648-5840.'
.tfc9/4
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





office space available on Reid Avenue.
Call 229-8899. 4tc 9/18
2 bdrm. trailer, furnished, Douglas
Landing, 1st & last. fenced, quiet, fine
fishing two blocks. 1850) 639-2026
et enings. 4tp 9/18
2 bedroom. 1 bath mobile home, St.
Joe Beach; washer/dryer, no pets, no
utilities, references required. $325
monthly, $200 deposit 227-7372.
ltp 9/18
For Rent: 1034 McClellan Ave. 2
bdrm., 1 ba. house, cen. h&a, appli-
ances furnished, $350 month, 12
month lease. Call 648-4021.
tfc 9/18
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. tfIe 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. 2tc9/11
Efficiency apartment, furnished, all
utilities included. Right off the beach.
648-5033. 2tc9/11
Two bedroom trailer, St. Joe Beach,
at 7220 Americus, $300 per month,
$200 deposit. 647-3912. tic 9/4
3 bedroom brick home, 1 1/2 bath on
:20th St., Mexico Beach, carpet, sun
room. Long term rental. 648-3088.
',, fIc 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. tic 8/28


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. tfec 8/28
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
3 bedroom, 3 bath, swimming pool,
double car garage, 648-5328 or St.
Joe Beach, $750. 647-3461.
tfc 9/4
1,200 sq. ft. office space, located on
Hwy. C-30, $750 month, includes
utilities. Call 227-1774. tfc 9/4
Storage Units Now Availablel 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. I block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. rfc 9/4
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. -fc 9/4
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. I bdnn.. apts..
on site
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
tfc 9/4
UNFURNISHED ''
*Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.,
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
* pets.
FURNISHED ', '-*' -..
*Small 2 bdrm. home. auto. hdat"&D:
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
tfc 9/4

Safe'N Dry Storage
$25 month
302-B Reid Ave., PSI, FL1
904-229-9000
Climate-controlled no mildew


-Storage
Units

229-6200Z


RV mobile home lots for
rent. General store, laundro-
mat, fuel, bait, movie rentals
on location. 1 mile to public
boat ramp, Dead Lakes. The
Junction. 639-5608.

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. fc 9/4



A A A t, 14


Yard Sale: 1804 Marvin Ave., Septem-
ber 19 and 20. Itc 9/18,
Yard Sale: Saturday, Sept. 20, 8 a.m.
- 2:00 p.m. 1209 Monument Ave.
ltp 9/18
2 family carport sale. Saturday, Sept
20, 345 Marlin St., Highland View.
Big men's size. Clothes, little girls. 9
a.m. until. ltc 9/18
Huge Yard Sale: Saturday. Children's
clothes. Newborn size 6X. Girls and
boys, toys, car seat, Barbie house,
curtains, wedding dress. AKC chihua-
huas, and misc. Come early. 414 Ari-
zona Dr., Mexico Beach. Itc 9/18
Estate Sale: Friday Saturday, Sept
19 & 20. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Furniture,
washer, dryer, deep freeze, electric
hospital bed. Wheelchairs, dishes,
and misc. household. 330 Atlantic
St., St Joe Beach. Itc 9/18
BIG YARD SALE: 3 families. Furni-
ture, clothes, nooks, toys, jewelry,.
kitchen stuff,, bedroom linens, head-
board, collectables. 36th Street, Mexi-
co Beach. Follow signs. SATURDAY,
SEPT. 20th, 7:00 a.m. central time.
2 Family Garage Sale: Friday and Sat-
urday, Sept. 19 & 20. Rain or shine.
305 Fortner St., Mexico Beach, 9 CST


till. Household items, books, Jewelry,
cookware, lots of toys, etc. Itp 9/18


Yard Sale: 131 Scallop Circle, Sim-
mons Bayou. 8 a.m. until. Saturday,
Sept. 30. ltp 9/18
Back Yard Sale: Madison St., Ward
Ridge, Saturday, Sept. 20, 9:00 a.m.
3, Sun. 1:00 4. Look for sign.
Yard Sale: Saturday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m.
to 12. Rain cancels. Glassware, towels
& stuff. 8218 Pelican Walk. the
beaches, behind Sewanee Swifty.
Yard Sale: Saturday, Sept. 20. Car
stereo, Sega, TV, clothes, misc. 251
Redfish. 8 a.m. until.




LOST FEMALE FERRET, black and
gray, lost in St. Joe Beach. "Miss
Pickett". She is loved and missed
very much. Reward. 647-3651.


Port St. Joe Lodge No. 111
Reg. Stated Communication
1st and 3rd Thursday of each
month, 8:00 p.m.,Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave.
Richard Robinson, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.
1st & 3rd weeks -Dec.

COINS BY THE BAY!
I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy, Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803.
Stfc 9/4


Having trouble in math? Need
a little help? Call Misty at
647-8527 for tutoring. All
ages and at your place or
mine. Reasonable prices.
2tp 9/18

Need R Nanny? I'm Your
Granny!
Lots of experience with Infant to
school age. Excellent references.
Call me If you need me.
Undo 229-1043 t/p1,,

BART'S HANDYMAN
SERVICE
For All of Your Minor Household
Repairs, Painting, and Lawn
Maintenance.
Call (850) 648-5907 6/p8/28



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


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

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 Reduced!
Call Hannon Insurance,
227-1133
tft!4/17


C. J.'s Ltawn
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


Outreach Counselor. Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Inc. has an immedi-
ate opening for an Outreach Counse-
lor to work with juveniles and their
families. Duties: Interviewing and
evaluations; individual, group, and
family counseling; case management;
home visits; treatment planning and
record keeping; and agency consulta-
tion. Requirements; a bachelor's de-
gree in a mental health discipline with
experience. A Master's Degree with 11-
censure or eligibility is preferred. On-
call rotation and residency will be re-
quired. Starting salary ranges from
18-25K, d.o.e. plus benefits. Apply to:
Edwin R. Alles, Executive Director,
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc.,
311 Williams Ave., Fort St. Joe, FL
32456. E.O.E. ltc 9/18
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.
S2tp 9/11,


ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Saturday 8:00 p.m. ET
Tuesday 8:ob p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
AL-ANON
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church, PSJ

HOMETOWN SIDING
Licensed Insured,* CHARLES JONES
Residential Commercial
Vinyl Soffit Fascia Underpinning
Free Estimates Call 850-229-6347
Lie. #00340 3tp9'18

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
F' tfc 4/6












PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-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


o- Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
* Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
V FAMILY OWNED
S PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections


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


WANTED OFFICE CLEANING. Indi-
vidual needed to clean our offices.
Send resume or call AFTER 3:00
(EST): GHC, Inc., P. 0. Box 373. Port
St Joe, FL 32456, 227-2057, ext. 11.
Itc 9/18
Production Workers: excellent wages
and benefits. Applications will be ac-
cepted at plant office between the
hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM
E.D.S.T. on Monday, September 22,
1997 and 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
E.D.S.T. on Tuesday, September 23,
1997. Two positions open. Premier
Services Corporation, State Road 382
North, port St. Joe, FL E.O.E. and
A.A. Employer. Itc 9/18

Immediate opening for Receptionist/
Reservation Clerk at a busy real es-
tate office. Some weekend work re-
quired. Send or bring resume to Park-
er Realty of Mexico Beach, Inc. 648-
5777. tfc9/18


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

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
Ate 4/3


Earl nobel "
Earl Kitnolef *-. ..2


VOCATIONAL INSTRUCTOR II F/C,
GENERAL MAINTENANCE. The Flori-
da Department of Corrections has an
immediate vacancy for a Vocational
Instructor II F/C in the GENERAL
MAINTENANCE area at Gulf Correc-
tional Institution located in Wewa-
hitchka, Florida. Qualified applicants
should have a minimum of two (2)
years experience. This position is not
classroom instruction, but involves
hand-on training to inmates. Experi-
ence in a correctional setting is pre-
ferred. Competitive salary and excel-
lent benefits. Interested applicants
should submit a State of Florida Em-
ployment Application to the Personnel
Office, Gulf Correctional Institution,
P. 0. Drawer 10, Wewahitchka, FL
32465, or call 850-639-1162.for addi-
tional information. Application dead-
line is close of business on September
24, 1997. An Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer. 2tc 9/18


The Beach Housekeeping Service.
Private housekeeping company, offer-
ing great service and reasonable
rates. All inquiries please call 850-
648-4219. 2tp9/11

Mushroom Compost

Oyster Shells
Fill Dirt / Sand
*Washed Sand
Top Soil Clay
Gravel
Lime Rock
Dolomite
Small Jobs A tSpecialty
BARFIELIDS'
LAWN GARDEN
302-B Reid Ave.
Phone 229-2727
YOUR "DO-IT-YOURSELFER'"HDQTRS


Insured/Licensed


... .. Portable Weld
Have Welder Will Travel
For All Your Welding Needs Including Aluminum & Stainless
lowest Prices in Town
Boat Trailers Hitches Trucks Etc.
(904) 64a-s994 Metico leach, Ft


2/6 & 2/20

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


I C B, INC. General Hanlymman
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!!!
4tc 9/11


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


LIC. #RF0051042 RG0051008 ER 0011618
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
Fr e REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
,stminates INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
CI MINOR ELECTRICAL
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/2294821


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


Pump Sales Sta Right Pumps
ALLEN'S GULF
--- -J COAST IRRIGATION
Nelso', Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Free Estimates and Design Licensed and Insured
Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair





0_ -^ CUSTOM HOM PLANS
(904) 647-3548

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


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9,0
RATES: .
U.Lne ads: $3.50 for first 20 Words,:;
:- SC for each additional word. -:
.v $2.00 for each consecutive
week wITh no changes. Call '
L. 227-1278 to place yours. :..-
'.. ~NOTE: NEW DEADLINE: .: -:
:- ~TUESDAY AT 11 A.M. .: :


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, 1997 PAGE 7B


;; RATES:
Une ads: $3.50 for first 20 words, 50 for
each additional word. $2.00 for each
consecutive week wlth no changes.
Call 227-1278 to place yours,
S DEADLINE:
Tuesday at II:00 a.m. : :2
C. :C C .: : I-


3 Q^^


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, phlebotomy and
CPR. Experience preferred.but not re-
quired to work in this fast-paced of-
fice. Call 229-8010 to apply.
Part time help wanted: dependable,
reliable. Apply in person New York
Country Deli, Mexico Beach.
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


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


Newman's Construction Com-
pany construction cleanup as-
sistants needed. We will pay
by job or by hour. Must have
transportation. 227-1222, 8
a.m. 5 p.m. License #RG-
0043684. Itc 9/18


Preschool Teacher/Supervisor. Gulf
County Guidance Clinic, Inc. has an
immediate opening for a Preschool
Teacher/Supervisor. Duties include:
Classroom instruction, parent in-
volvement, home visits, staff supervi-
sion and record keeping. Min. req.:
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood
Educ. or Elem. Educ. with experience.
Must be Florida DOE certified in Ear-
ly Childhood Educ. or Elementary Ed-
ucation and be working towards certi-
fication. The starting salary is
$20,000 to $28,000, depending upon
experience. Excellent fringe benefits.
available. Apply to: Edwin R. Alles,
Executive Director, Gulf County Guid-
ance Clinic, Inc., 311 Williams Ave.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. E.O.E.
Permanent part time on beaches.
Collection / clerical experienced need-
ed. Flexible schedule; 10-20 hours.
weekly. Excellent staring pay. 769-
8883. Itp 9/18


One 72" beige & rust sofa, I swivel
rocker matches sofa, very clean, good
cond., $100 for both; 1 Nordic Track
walk fit treadmill w/workout comput-
er for heart and calorie counter $300;
1 CardioForce body workout by Sears
$50. Call 648-5620. 2tc 9/18
One used computer 386/33, 250 meg
hard drive, VGA monitor keyboard,
mouse, modem w/software, $350.
227-3333. Itc 9/18
One VCR like new $125; home securi-
ty system with 2 cameras and one b/
w monitor, $600. Call 227-1255. If no
answer leave message. ltp 9/18
LOOK carpentry, window re-
placements, screen/glass rooms -
siding, you name it! Expert work
and nothing less at rock bottom pric-
es. Be glad to show you what I've
done 647-3452, 24-hour service.
THE HOUSE DOCTORS. tfc 9/4


TRADEI tS1& SER:I'CES


Need a D.J. for your next party or
social event? We have the new,
old and In-between music. Call
Susie Moore at 229-8039 or
Debra Wood at 229-6676
or 647-8527.
4tp 9/18

Dftltee C/ena4ing Soaie
Commercial or Residential
Large or Small, we Do Them All!
Spring cleaning
Weekly Cleaning Office Cleaning
For more Information call Darlene at
653-9527. Ifno answer
please leave message, stp an

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


ANDREW'S
PAINTING & DECORATING
All types of home improvements
P. O. Box 10664 .Panama City, FL 32404
Roger A. (Drew) Wood 648-4767.


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


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




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


LIVESTOCK
Horseshoeing
8 Trimming
647-3296 p 5/1597


Wood Floor
Refinishing
Make those old wood floors
look like new. Don't replace -
Refinish!
Call Circle S Enterprise
827-8828, ask for Dusty


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


J C & B,INC.
COMPUTER REPAIR
& SERVICE
Installation of New Component
& Software
850-227-3333
a 3tc 9/18


* Res
-C


Albert
EIN PS


identical Custom Wood
commerciall Industrial
A 8 R Fence
Feacin Mad Coctrete Work
Fleischmann FREE Estimates
>931 I S646 .1904) 647-4047


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


A-1 OIL 8
MUFFLER SERVICE
HOURS:
Monday -Friday, 9-6
Saturday 8-5 CST
COMPLETE OIL CHANGE

$18.95 plus tax
COMPLETE MUFFLER
SERVICE
We Custom Bend Pipe for You.
Offering Complete
Outboard Motor Repair.
Owned & Operated by Danny Clayton
133 S. 2nd St. Wewa
639-4174 or 639-4175
tfc 2/6


QUALITY

STUCCO

WORK
* Interior & Exterior
* Simulated Brick
* Custom Bands & Coins
* No Styrofoam, Just
Real Stucco
Call

Tim 229-8588
Painting by:

DeGraff
4tp 8/28


(850) 229-9358
STRESS MANAGEMENT
a In a hurry? Try a 15 minute seated relaxing massage at my office or
your place of business. Also available: 1/2 hour and 1 hour table mas-
Ssages (a refreshing, relaxing "mini-vacation" time just for you)
CAROL UTZINGER, LMT
LIC. #'SMA0018478/MM0006215


PReece Heating & Cooling
LICENSED INSURED SALES AND SERVICE
A/C Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
State Uc. #RAOF0064 229-COOL


HWF Til.. THE CABINET
i SHOPPE
FCustom Kitchen and Bath
Jeff Powell, Owner

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


Spend Yu$'$, AtHi+op I I ocalI


TLC Lawn Service
Catering to All Your Lawn
Service Needs
Mowing, Trimming, Clean Outs, Mani-,
curing, Spraying, Fertilizing, Landscaping
and Minor Sprinkler Repair.
Ref. Available. 229-6435


&iRntlpfe anntr P rks
Cabinet & Counter Sales & Installation
Bob/Janna Rinehart
1493 Indian Pass Road
227-3590 home/fax
227-5614 mobile 5tc8/28a


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


Now .Here Before holiday Season!!

GULF STRIPPERS
Complete Refinishing* Complete Upholstery
S Antique Restoration
THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY
S FREE ESTIMATES,.,.. .. .
1100 N. 15th St.* Mexico Beach 648-4657
4t[ 9/18 or Leave Message



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

Free Estimates, Call Anytime 648-8258
Stf 2/6


Air Conditioning ---./ Phillip McCroon
Hebting Ice Machines Owner & Operator

Coastal Service Company
Commercial & Residential
SR 0066562


Port St. Joe, FL 32456


(904) 229-6907 Office
(904) 227-5373 Mobile


Office: 850-229-6018
FAX: 850-229-8976


C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt *
Backhoe Dozer Front End Loader

Complete Septic Service! _
Installation Pump-Out Repair



GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION
& REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES
REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
SERVICE AGREEMENTS

648-54 74 FL License ER 0010992, RA0054218, R00065928



LICENSED BONDED INSURED



Carpet and
Upholstery Cleaning
Steam Cleaning


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


Window air conditioners 4- like
new, 1 ton 220 v., 3 1/3 ton 110
volts (cheap), 3 beds w/frames & bas-
es, 1 king size, 1 queen Simmons wa-
ter bed, 1 single twin size (clean &
cheap), 25 boxes mostly brand new
canning jars, 8, 12 oz. 1 pt. & 1 qt, $1
- $2 a box. 2 overstuffed chairs, $5
each. 50 hook trot line new, many
cast nets, large shrimp net (new)
cheap cheap. Small room heaters -
1500 watt 110 volt. Large room
heater n32 3000 watts, 220 volt.
Misc. bedroom furniture, end tables,
side tables, cocktail table, .$5 to $10.
Antique round oak table with 6
matching chairs, $600. .Garbage com-
pactor $15. Wood lawn chairs (free).
Call 227-3860. Itp 9/18
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
5 year old registered Buckskin Appa-
loosa gelding 14.3 hands tall. Very'
gentle. Call 639-5227. 2t 9/11
Misc. household furniture and appli-
ances for sale. Couches, bedroom
suite, dice dining table w/4 chairs,
stove. refrig.. niicrowave: 229-6600
days, 647-3381 evenings. 2tc 9/11
Save thousands on two SteelMaster
Buildings. Buy current buildings at
State Fair and Trade Show. 25x26,
30x40, limited availability, act now!
Immediate delivery 1-800-341-7007.
Itp 9/18





Miniature beagles tri-color. Ready to
go. $50. 647-3155. ltc 9/18
Beat the heat. Kill fleas and ticks on
dogs & cats with HAPPY JACK DD-
33 FLEA/TICK MIST. Trigger spray.
Biodegradable. Barfield's Lawn & Gar-
den, 229-2727. 4tc 9/18
AKC registered chocolate and yellow
lab puppies. Call 229-8978 after 5:30
p.m. tfc 9/4
Female miniature Schnauzeqapguppies,.
AKC registered and vet checked. vpry
small. Call 229-8076 evenings or
leave message. 3tp 9/11'
DOG GROOMING PLUS, 227-3611.
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
tfc 9/4


Gulf Aire, 4 bdrm., 3 ba., double gar-
age, excel. cond. $134,000. Pelican
Walk Real Estate. 647-3155.
ite 9/18
Three bedroom, 2 ba. brick home for
sale in White City. 827-2997.
2tc 9/18
Four family 8th Street apartment
house. Will sell on contract, low down
payment. Evenings, 648-4338.
Itp 9/18
3 bdrm., 1 ba. house, central heat/
air, 1087 sq. ft. of living area, carport,
irrigation well and pump. Lot size
100x160, 1624 Palm Blvd. Reduced
to $69,500. 227-1280. 2tc,9/18
BY OWNER: Seller Motivated! 3 BR
Spanish style house with large pool in
Port St. Joe, nice neighborhood.
$69,500. 229-2580 or 229-9282.
tfc9/11
Lake Alice area. mobile home. 1inyl/
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.
4tp 9/4
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
House for Sale: 105 Hunter Circle, 3
bdrm., 1 ba. on 75'x180' shaded lot
with sprinkler system. Cen. h&a, fp,
new, water, sewer, gas lines & other
recent updates. $55,000. Call Andrea
(850) 227-7474 after 6 p.m.
3tp 9/11.

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

For Sale by Owner: 2 comer lots with
two bedroom, 2 bath mobile home, 3
1/2 years old, 1988 Parker Ave.,
Highland View. Call after 5 p.m., 227-
3492 or 227-1773. tfc 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, ..lJr.ge deck,
fencedd inback yard. 2700 st.it. heat-
ing & ooling. Location 103 2th 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.


206 Gautier Memorial $204,900




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inC E f 227-1450
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Fantasy Properties, Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98 12
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 REALTO
(850) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478



Sales Rentals


Vacation Rental


Specialists

Whether you're interested in selling or
buying a home, renting a place to live, or
vacationing in this beautiful part of
Florida, we'll be glad to assist you!!
LONG TERM
Several rentals are now coming available.
Furnished and unfurnished. Two bedrooms to 4
bedrooms. Lease required.

OFF-SEASON
Waterfront homes and townhomes, furnished
upscale vacation rentals. Available from 1
October until 1 April at off-season rates.

Call Us for Any of Your Real Estate Needs!
JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor

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Join "Moovin'
and Groovin"
Roxanne's "Moovin' and
Groovin'" exercise group, which,
began at the Gulf County Senior
Citizens Center, has been relocat-
ed. The class meets on Mondays


and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
The monthly fees for joining
the class are $20 for the general
public and $10 for students.
Senior citizens are encouraged to
attend FREE of charge. Proceeds
from the class will benefit cancer
screening programs (prostate/
colon, cervical and breast) per-


formed by the Gulf County Health
Department.
Space is limited, so for more
information, please call 227-1202
and reserve a spot!

Sap Jyaw Saw It in Te Star


Bulldog Bank Officers
Kneeling (1 to r) are Leann Hinson, Tiffany Bruhn, Ashlyn Parker, Hope Berns, Elizabeth
Gibson, Haley Watford and Anna McFarland. Standing are Ashton Larry, Ashley Davis, Latasha
Fennell, Jessie Weimorts, Andrew Furr, Chandler Williams and Shannon Riley.


Citizen's Federal
Bulldog Bank
Thie iazen's Federal Bulldog'
Bank offers Port St. Joe
Elementary School students a
real life learning situation. The
children develop pride and self-


esteem through assuming
responsibility as they are respon-
sible for the operation of the
Bulldog Bank.
The students are given appli-
cations of employment to com-
plete, they are asked to state why
they would like to work at the
bank. After applications, class


records and interviews are com-
pleted, students are chosen to be
bank officers.
The students are trained, to
greet customers, be polite. and
conduct banking transactions.
Special "Bulldog Bucks" have
been' designed to be used in the
banking program.


3600 Communications Com-1'
pany is launching new- service
packages that offer consumers
savings and the convenience of
one-stop shopping for a variety of
communications services, Includ-
ing cellular, residential long dis-
tance and paging;
360* Introduced its new
Bundled Value Pack In Port St.
Joe this week, allowing customers
to select multiple. services and
bundle them together in one
package.
Patterned after the fast food
industry, which gives consumers



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Reg. $115.00 ON SALE FOR
$79.50




The Star
OFFICE SUPPLY
308 Williams Ave.
Phone 227-1278


discounts on their, packaged
meals, 3600's Bundled Value
Packs offer customers ,the option
of having cellular, residential long
distance and paging; cellular and
paging: or cellular and residential
long distance-all in one package.
Customers also may receive
reduced paging fees and reduced
rates on cellular and residential
long distance. In addition, cus-
tomers may have the option of
receiving just one bill for all of
their telecommunications services
from 360.
"By combining our services,
customers are able to take advan-
tage of lower prices, and they can
pick and choose the services tiat
suit their lifestyles best" 'said
Kristin Wagner, general manager
of 3600's Port St. Joe market. "It's
all part of our effort to bring
greater value, to our customers
and to make it easy to do busi-
ness with 3600."
3600, which has been provid-
ing cellular service in Port St. Joe
for more than a decade, began
offering residential long distance
and paging services last year.
360 Communlcauons' South-
east operations are headquar-
tered in Raleigh, North Carolina
and include markets in Florida,

Boykin is Troy
State Graduate
Troy State University
Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. con-
,ferred 255 bachelor's, master's
and educational specialist
degrees during TSU's annual
summer commencement exercis-
es held Friday, August 8. Michael
Warren, Jr., president and CEO
for Energen Corporation, was the
guest speaker.
Among the graduates, receiv-
ing a bachelor's degree in market-
ing was Joshua Scott Boykin of
Port St. Joe..
Troy State University is part
of The TSU System, which offers
academic programs in Alabama,
and on military bases around the
world. In national competition
TSU continues to prove its effec-
tiveness at providing quality edu-
cation.


BANKRUPTCY

We assist consumers and businesses in
financial distress. Call for an appointment
to discuss your eligibility for a chapter 7
debt discharge or a debt reorganization
under chapter 13 or 11.

MoWkiEY, BARRETT & MINACCI, P.A.
w*-'-.-.. 515 N. Adams Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 222-9482


Vnald Mowrey


Offices in Leon and
Wakulla County


The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based
*olely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free
written information about our qualifications and experience.
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North Carolina and South Caro-
lina., The company's Southeast
region provides service to more
than one million customers and
employs more than 1,400 people.
Chicago-ba.sed 360 Com-
munications (provides wireless
voice and data services to 2.4 mil-
lion customers in more than 100
markets throughout 15 states.
3600's Internet web site address is
www.360.com.


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and our rates prove it



So, we're offering one great rate of



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on our 6-month or
1-year Certificate Accounts.






TYNDALL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION


NCUA (904) 769-9999 Membe Eligibility
-i --' '..-.o www.tyndallfcu.6rg Re uired
ForAddOn Certifica te Accounts. the member mayInitlate an increase in the divdendrate once dur term of the account which may occur atany time sixty 60) days after purchase or renewal of the
account. Additional deposits may begin sixty (60) dars'a ftler purchase or renewal Certificate Accounts and Add-Os Certificate require $1,000 minimum depos The Anneal percentage Yield is based on an
assumption that dividends wri main on depost n maurity. A withdrawal of dividends wil reduce eamngs. Th compoundingand credtng of dividends applicable to each accounts set forth in the Rate
Schedule Te Dividend Perios d begins onthefirsthcalendardayof the Dividend Perioduand endson theastcledarde Dividena t d Perd.A.P.Y. is accurteasofthelastdividend declaration date. Forall
certiflcateaccounts,.theamountoftheeadywithdrawalpeinaltyisbaseddon thetermotyouraccountasspecified inthe penaltyschedule. Ratessubjecttochange.


Our
new
toll-free
calling
area.


SIGN UP NOW AND


GET DOUBLE PACKAGE


MINUTES UNTIL 1998.


With 360' Communications' newly expanded toll-free calling area, you can now make and receive
calls across the Panhandle without having to pay any long distance charges. And if you sign up now,
you'll get double package minutes until 1998. Plus a Motorola DPC 550 FLIP PHONE"' for only
$3.60. Just some of the many things 360 is doing to make cellular more affordable.


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


360 The Cellular Store
Panama City: 2503 HsN. 77 N, 785-7000
Port St. Joe: 107 Second St., 227-1000
Marianna: 2811 Hwv. 71. 526-7700


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


1997 360 Communications. New line of service with 12-month commitment and credit approval required. Airtime offer equal to double package minutes for the first 5 months of service. Offer not available
on all rate plans. Unused package minutes do not carry over to the following month, and no refunds or credits will be given for any unused minutes. Promotional phone available while supplies last. Long dis-
tance calls must originate and terminate within the 3600 Communications home coverage area in the Florida Panhandle. Regular airtiinme charges apply. Some restrictions apply. Ask a 3600 Representative for
details. FLIP PHONE is a trademark of Motorola, Inc. Offer ends September 30, 1997.


3600 Communications Launches


Its New "Bundled Value Packs"


IF ITFS.ON THE MAP,,IT'S NOT LONG DISTANCE.


No Activation Fee

This Month! I