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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: October 23, 1997
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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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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USPS 518-880
'SIXTIETH YEAR, NUMBER 8


Is mouse on St. Joseph's Peninsula endangered?
See story on Page 3A
Congressman Boyd teaches Gulf County students.
Details on Page 1B
Battle of the Sharks Friday. See Sports of Port St. Joe
and Wewahitchka on Pages 9A and 1OA



Fall Backward One Hour


Time Changes

It's that time of the year '
again. Saturday night-or a
more properly, Sunday
morning-the
nation, including Gulf
County. will revert .
back to "stan-
dard time" at / -
2:00 in the
morning,
after op'erat-
ing on "day-
light savings
time" since the last
weekend in April.
Be sure to set
your wristwatch, -
alarm clock, grandfa- q G
their clock or sundial
BACK one hour. This
gives you one more hour of
sleep Saturday night ... which you will give back.
in April when the time changes once more to daylight sav-
ings time.


Black Bears On the Prowl


S Tw' 'black 'kea'r incidents
occurred over the weekend, indi-
cating their annual increase in
feeding activity prior. to winter's
beginning.
Saturday morning, 1st Col.
Robert Miller (Florida Came and
Freshwater Fish Commission)
received a report that, a black bear

Three Arrested
For Burglary
The Port St. Joe Police
Department solved a burglary
that occurred October 16 during
the past week, with the arrest of
three suspects.
Several items of jewelry, with
an estimated value of $3,400,
were taken from the residence,
Marco Givens, a black male
resident of Port St. Joe, and two
Juveniles were arrested and
charged with the burglaries.
According to Lt. James
Hersey, most of the stolen proper-
ty was recovered with. the arrest.
Officer Glenn Norris investigated
the burglary.


Was in a. pine tree at Dr. Max
Fleming's residence on Lester
Drive in Wewahitchka.
. Miller said the bear was too
high up the tree to effectively
tranquilize without endangering
it. Miller surmised the bear had
been treed by dogs in the area.
The dogs and bystanders
were removed from the area in
hopes that the bear would climb'
down and return to the woods on
its own. Miller said after about.an
hour wait (at approximately 12:00
CT), the half-grown bear climbed
down and returned to the woods.
The second incident took
place Sunday afternoon when a
male black bear (approximately
150 pounds in weight) was hit
and killed by an automobile just
south of the White City .bridge,
near the Dynamite Dock Road.
Col. Scott Hoffman (FGFC)
reported the accident occurred
around 2:30 Sunday afternoon.
Florida Game and Freshwater
Fish Commission Biologist Phil
Maynor was called in to collect
data from the bear before it was
disposed of.


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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1997


Cecil Costin Boulevard?


Illegal Video Slots


Seized By Agents

Five Machines Taken From Two
County Businesses After Investigation
Five illegal video slot similar' to slot machines, but
machines were seized by Florida instead of money patrons received
Beverage Department agents in 'gift certificates for various prizes.
Gulf County Tuesday morning. :.Beverage agents reportedly said
Search warrants were served the value of those gifts exceeded
as part of an ongoing investiga- -"the state's guidelines for such
tion by the agency into the use of games, making them illegal.
illegal video slot machines. The machines are valued at
The five machines were con- between four and six thousand
fiscated from two local establish- dollars each.
ments. Owners of both business-
es reportedly stated they werecharges were
unaware the machines' use con- isdemeanor charges
stituted illegal gambling. fled against the local business
Stu ieg blings, houses, for possession of illegal
Seven gambling devices were gambling equipment, initially. As
also seized in Bay County investigation continues additional
Tuesday. charges will probably be placed
The video units worked very against the provider.


Renaming of Fifth Street
Suggested to City Commission
Fifth Street may soon get more than just the, facelift currently under-
way by the city.
Mayor Johnny Linton asked commissioners' to consider renaming
that portion of Highway 71 within the Port St. Joe city limits (known as
Fifth Street) to Cecil Costin, Sr. Boulevard.
Linton said he thought the naming would be a fitting honor for one
of the community's founding fathers.
Costin recently passed away, following complications from surgery,
shortly after a community-wide celebration of his 100th birthday. The
board was eager to follow through on the idea and will vote on a resolu-
tion requesting the name change at the next board meeting.
They also asked board attorney Billy Joe Rish to contact the area's
state representatives and discuss the idea, since the naming would
require their approval.
Advertising Four Ordinances
The board decided to go ahead with the advertising of four different
city ordinances to be considered for adoption following required public
hearings.
Ordinances pertaining to vicious dogs, commissioner compensation,
open beverages containers, and commission meeting time and place will
be open to public hearing during the next two commission meetings
(November 4th and 18th).
The vicious dog ordinance is in response to several accounts of
vicious dog problems over the past year and is intended to address ani-'
mals causing a nuisance.
Port St. Joe's current open container ordinance requires an officer to
see those In violation drinking from the container. Under the amended
ordinance, possession of the open container would constitute a violation
of the ordinance.
Commission compensation deals with an increase in city commls-
siones' salaries from, $125 per month to $300 per month.
The meeting time' and place ordinance would move the commission
meeting time from 8 p.m. to,7 p.m. at the commission meeting room in
City Hall.
SRoadside Trash
The collection 'of roadside trash continues to be a problem for the
city. Public Works Superintendent Frank Healy noted that items are still
being mixed into trash piles that cannot be accepted at the county land-
fill.
The resulting problem is that city employees are being forced to
dump their trash load and hand sort the trash before it can be legally be
dumped at the landfill'according to DEP guidelines.
Commissioners discussed the increased cost and the loss of time in
double handling of trash pick-ups.
Healy pointed out that yard trimmings, such as grass clipping, limbs.
etc., can be placed in 'the"trash' pile. Also siuch items as mattresses,'
asphalt and plastic furniture can be picked up.
In a separate pile. white goods (appliances), old' tires, metal and
empty paint cans will also be picked up.:
"Any item of food or food container cannot be placed with roadside
trash," Healy.said. Even an item as simple as a bubble gum wrapper will
result in a load of trash being refused at the landfill, according to DEP
guidelines.
City 'residents can go by City Hall to get a complete list of what is
(See STREET NAME on Page 7A)


Kenny Strange to Lead Wewahitchka Chamber
The Wewahitchka Chamber of
Commerce installed its new slate
of officers and presented several
awards at its annual members
banquet Tuesday, October 14.
Serving as officers for the
coming year are Kenny Strange,
^.i. W s^i" : ,, president for the second consecu-
S. tive year, Hugh Semmes, vice
.-' ,. '. president; Diane Kerrigan, secre-
S -. tary and Jordanr Miles, treasurer,
S also for .the second consecutive
year.
President Kenny Strange gave
a brief report on activities the
chamber has been involved in
during the past year. Carolyn
". Husband reported on the progress
..of the Lake Alice Park, with pur-
Schase of equipment from the
a approximately $40,000 raised,
and future plans for the park for
4the upcoming year.
Mrs. Husband was presented
a beautiful photograph of the
playground for her hard work and
g contributions toward making
S, Lake Alice Park a reality.
The Wewahitchka Chamber of Commerce Diane Kerrigan, secretary; Kenny Strange, Madge Semmes and Tweeta
officers for the coming year are shown above president and Hugh Semmes, vice president. Gaskin were presented plaques in
after being installed Tuesday. Left to right Not shown is Jordan Miles, treasurer. They recognition of their selection as
, are: Tamara Laine, executive secretary; were installed at the annual banquet. chamber members of the year.


Lyle Boulware, a technical with Florida Palm Tree Sales,
plants a palm tree in the median at Fifth Street. The city re-
cently re-sodded the section at the intersection of Highways
98 and 71, and placed three palms in the area.











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THE PROBLEM WITH STATING that something is happen-
ing for the first time, usually elicits a statement from someone
that it isn't happening for the first time, at all. Someone almost
invariably comes up with the statement that it has happened be-
fore; sometimes, a long time ago, and sometimes recently.
The statement that the paper mill made paper bag weight
paper for the very first time, drew a response from an old paper
maker, who was there on the first revolution of a paper machine
that the mill first ran bag weight paper when the mill initially
started producing paper. The mill, then, began to produce liner-
board almost exclusively.
That was a long time ago.
TO ADD CREDENCE TO the old paper maker's words of re-
membrance, we remember that the founder of The Star said at
one time the mill gave thought to producing bag weight paper
and even talked with him, tentatively, about printing bags they
would make. So, we suppose the mill not only made bag weight
paper, they also contemplated making bags at one point in time.
also.
We know they used the docks, extensively, at one time, to
ship paper to foreign markets. They experimented with a method
of producing pulp for foreign shipment, nearly 30 years ago. uti-
lizing the ill-fated flash dryer, rather than the steam-heated roll-
er presses at the end of the machines, to dry the finished prod-
uct, but never did get it perfected.
SO EXPERIMENTATION IS NOTHING NEW to our paper
mill. We just hope the latest attempt at getting into bag weight
paper proves fruitful and aids consistent productive operation in
the future. So far, so good. The trial runs have worked out very
successfully. Bags of good quality have actually been made. us-
ing the new weight, paper.
We also hope the attempts at building a foreign market are
equally as fruitful. This will mean more jobs as well as more con-
sistent, operation of the mill in the future. We'd like to see the
paper mill get back to the consistent operating schedule it main-
tained for 25 years, prior to the market-driven shutdown.
Every little bit of alternative production will help.



Good Move
AT LAST, THE CITY has bitten the bullet and did what it
had to do in order to insure the building of the proposed marina.
It did so by applying for a $2.5 million Fm&HA loan to guarantee
the necessary capital with which to build the new facility. It is
using the successor to the same agency which furnished the
money to build the Highland View water system, and like that
system, the marina Is expected to stand on its own feet.
The Highland View water system has never been a cost to the
county, even though the county had to be involved in securing
the money to build it. The marina is not expected to be a cost to
the city, either, even though the city had to use its credit in or-
der to secure financing to have it built.
ANOTHER GOOD REASON FOR the city to get involved-with :
the -financing, is-that the marina will be built on city.owned .
property. The city doesn't need to give up this property,.0o1 con-
trol of it, as it would possibly have to do, with another source of
financing. We don't really believe they could, under the terms of
which ownership was conveyed to the city, but that's beside the
point now. The city is involved in the only way it could be and
still not cost the taxpayers anything.
The city solved two problems by becoming involved in secur-
the while, of adequate financing. It also protected two sources of
grants which had already been approved for marina construc-
tion. Approval of the two grants came along with expiration
dates of December for one and March of next year for the other
one, if they could not be used for lack of additional financing.
These grants-totaling $875.000-are now secure. Tenta-
tive approval of the latest credit arrangements assured that.
WE'LL NOW HAVE OUR marina. No longer will we.be one of
the only protected harbors on the Gulf of Mexico to be without
access for lack of a marina. We can expect boat traffic to come
here and not pass us by. We can also expect the same sort of as-
sets communities have which are served by a modem marina. It
will be a means of gaining access to a very productive bay by
boats which must pass through a source with all the environ-
mental protective devices needed in order to guarantee the bay's
protection, and ours, also.


HUNTER DOWN WITH KES


BY KESLEY COIO]


ERT


Blissful Harmony


I can't get last week's story off-
my mind. Leon has lived his
entire life believing that money
was just put here to spend.- I
know I'm about half stupid-but
to get into a "should I buy-should
I not buy" conversation with him
is 'Twilight Zone territory. Even
our dear, sweet, honest, always-a-
kind-word-for-everyone Mother
admits that "Leon would buy a


steamship forty miles from water."
I remember back at the
Carroll County Fair he'd pay a
perfect stranger a quarter to
guess his weight. Everybody
knows that thing is rigged.
They've somehow got scales set
up underground ...... you ever
notice they always want you to
stand right in front of them, then
turn slowly all the way around ..
... while your back is turned they
sneak a peek at their "secret
meter", make their "guess" and
have you step upon their out-
front scales.
'Course the 109 pounds is


Just one shy of Marvelous Murry's
prediction. He'd be slipping our
shiny twenty-five cent piece into
his nalt apron-like money cloth as
Leon led us toward that sledge
hammer, bell ringing thing .....
He bought THREE TICKETS
which gave him nine swings to get
that metal ball up to the top. He'
didn't come close.
"K. C., gimme some of your
ride money, I've sweated off three
pounds, I've got ol' Murry now!"
Dad would often remind us
"that you get what you pay for".
We never really figured that one
out. I think he meant to be care-


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ful and frugal and don't buy it
unless you were sure it was a
sound, correct, meaningful, use-
ful purchase at a reasonable
price. Leon thought it meant if
you like it, buy itl
Dad would also tell us from
time to time that "it only costs a
little more to go first class."
'Course, Dad drove a truck for a
living and had lots of mouths to
feed. I hardly ever remember him.
buying something, for himself,;
first class or otherwise-it was
always for us. He was hustling to
provide the essentials . .
"going first class" was Just an
expression. Leon took it to be the
gospel.
And forty years later, I;was
asking him,for sore financial wis-
;dom? .. e
It's the little things like this
that makes life so great......
I tried to point out to Leon a
few years back that he might want
to. consider how he's spending
some of his money. He could,
after all, be a tad more prudent I
thought it was the brotherly thing
to do. It didn't upset him, didn't
make him mad, heck, it didn't
even phase him-he turned
immediately to me and said, "You
still got all those old clocks?"
I reckon the way a guy spends
his money is his own business.
And since: 4he so, nosily
jumped on my few, selected, intel-
ligent: antique clock purchasess ,
we have kinda dropped the money
talk.
His .wonderful wife figured
him out years ago. Let me give
you an example of how Paula has
not only survived, but thrived in
that environment. .. ..
I just happened to be with
Leon one day as he was looking at
a classic '63 Corvette. He was
checking' it'ver pretty closely, "I
don't know, twenty thousand is a
lot of money."
"Dr. Colbert, you must have
misheard," the extra-friendly
,alIsraX,,~as,ri,,ght at,.o4r, side,
"e sales price on this ,.eauty is
'only ten tousand."
We continued to peruse 'tle
carn "Twenty thousand, I dunno."
Leon said it more to himself than
to me or Mr. Happy.
"Doc, I don't think you heard
me. The car can be yours for a
mere ten thousand. Itis truly one
of a kind.) And it's in incredibly
good shape. It was owned ..."
I could have told the chatty
salesman that Leon wasn't listen-
ing to his, rhetoric; nor was :he
pondering as deeply on the price
as he appeared, he was thinking
about the old days and what we
wouldn't have given back In 1963
to have. actually owned one of
these things. .
S I could 'have also told Mr.
Happy he was about to become
Mr.Lucky. I just hoped it wasn't
going to cost me 'my ride money .
(See KESLEY own Page 3)


I Remember the Day I Boight My First Car, and the Day I Sold It!


KESLEYS COLUMN last
week, about his brother's first car
reminded me of the first car I ever
bought. Kesley mentioned the car
in passing comparison to his atti-
tude about money and Kes's atti-
tude.
Buying a car may have been.
an "attitude" In Kes's day. but It
was a status symbol of the first
water In my day. Bicycles and'
afoot were the modes of travel
most practiced by young men of.
my era, but cars had become
more plentiful and "'necessary'
duringKes's and Leon's age.
In my age, cars were just be-
ginning to make a comeback after
a five year sabbatical during the
Big War. The only new car I knew
of to come to Port St. Joe during
the war years was one Dr. Albert
Ward: received. "He was able to
buy a brand new Lincoln Zephyr
coupe. Of course his medical pro-
fession was considered essential
and he could buy cars and tires
when nobody else could. They
were strictly rationed.


TIRES WERE AS hard to get,
as cars. People who worked at the
mill drove an old rattle-trap to
work and back. Just so, long as it
would run, they'd drive it. One
fellow even made himself a set of
wooden 'tires'. I don't remember
his name.
Even cars that wouldn't run
sold at premium prices, provided
they still had a gas coupon stuck
on the windshield and a fair set
of tires. People would buy the old
clunkers in order to get the allot-
ted gasoline and what was left on
the tires.
This demand for automobiles
was the sort of market which ex-
isted when I bought my first car.


My first car was in transition be-
tween being sold as a 'mill car'
and being sold for the gas sticker,
and its tires.
Of course, the war had just
ended, but the supply hadn't
caught up with the demand, yet.
But, it was a car-it was for
sale, and: that was a rarity!

MY FIRST CAR wasn't exact-
ly new. Heck, it didn't even carry.
the 'good used' definition. It was
more like, "good and used!" As a
matter of fact, it was almost used
up!
I don't know how many miles
it had on it; the speedometer


didn't work. actually, it didn't'
have one. It onlylad a hole in
the dash where tI speedometer
had been once upon a time,
years ago.
It was a 1935 Ford sedan. jI
bought it from Ned Porter,, who
had it sitting in his yard after
making its last trip to the paper
mill a year or two prior. It. was
pretty rusty and the left front
headlight was canted at about a
450 angle toward the heavens;
sort of like a spotlight. The win-
dow was cracked on the driver's
side and out on the .passenger,
side, just to mention some of the
lesser ailments of my future pur-
chase.
We had to drag it the block
home because the left rear wheel
was locked tight. It was the only
time the brakes worked while I
owned that car.
The upholstery was good.
I paid [borrowed] $200 to buy
that car and felt myself lucky to
get it at that price, even if it was
almost past going.


You scoff at the price tag. but
,remember, this was the day when
you could buy a pair, of Florsheim
shoes for under $20, and still go
to the' picture show and, buy a
bag of popcorn and a cold drink
for a quarter. A new Ford sedan
cost less than $1,000, if you
could find one for sale.

OIL POURED OUT from un-
der the car in a fair-sized stream,
but that was only an incidental; it
would run .. most of the time.
After we got the old car run-
ning, I took it down to McGowan's
Garage, to get the window glasses
replaced. He told me the appara-
tus which held the glass in the
passenger side door was missing,
so he couldn't put a glass, in. He
replaced it on the driver's side
and it cracked, again, after only a
day or two. He replaced it again,
but politely asked me not to bring
it back if it cracked the second
time. I think he sorta knew it
would!
I drove that old car for all of


two months, pouring money and
oil in it in about equal volume.

ONE DAY A man came by
who was setting up a flying
school here in Port St. Joe, for all
the returning G.I.'s to spend their
G.I. Bill on, learning to fly. He of-
fered to buy my car, which hap-
pened to be running at the time,
for $2001
I ran to him as fast as .my
crippled legs w6uld carry me at
the time and cried, "Sold!"
I never looked back. That was
my first venture into automobile
ownership and a hard lesson it
was.
I saw my former car, tooling
around town, several times after
that, but I never regretted selling.
it. I just went back to riding my
old 'victory' bike which I had de-
livered papers and bought a few
years before. The old bike never
rode as good before, even when it
was brand new.
I wonder whatever happened
to that old bicycle?


-THE STAR-
USPHS 518880
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Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
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Beach Mouse May Make Endangered List

Can Only Be Presently Found On St. Joseph's Peninsula Beaches


Lt. James Hersey, of the Port St. Joe Police Department
and Gulf County-Ambulance personnel Eddie Nichols assist
Patricia Hanible with injuries she suffered in a two car acci-
dent, Monday afternoon.


The U.S. Fish and ,Wildlife
Service is proposing to add a rare
wild beach mouse, native to a sec-
tion of Florida's central panhan-
dle coast, to the federal list of
threatened and endangered
species.
The St. Andrew beach mouse,
with its white feet, large ears, and
black eyes, is one of seven sub-
species of beach mice that occur
only in coastal sand dunes where
they excavate burrows and feed,
on plant seeds and insects.
Unlike house mice, beach mice do
not seek out human dwellings or
other structures for food and
shelter.
The St. Andrew beach mouse
once ranged over a coastal area
that extended nearly 54 miles in
the Florida Panhandle-from the
St. Joseph Peninsula in Gulf
County through Crooked Island


in Bay County. Their existing
range has been reduced by almost
two-thirds and no more than 500
of these animals are thought to
remain, all within the St. Joseph
Peninsula.
Threats to the St. Andrew
beach mouse are habitat loss and
modification from a combination
of hurricanes, tropical storms,
non-storm-related shoreline ero-
sion, as well as development and
related activities. Other threats/
include predation by free-ranging
domestic cats' and competition
from house mice.
If listed, the St. Andrew beach
mouse will join five other beach
mice that are currently protected
under the Federal Endangered
Species Act. The Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection, Gulf County, and


Tyndall and Eglin Air Force Bases
control some habitat within the
historic range of the St. Andrew
beach mouse and have already
begun habitat protection and
restoration initiatives.
Listing will provide further
protection for the species and its
habitat and make additional
resources available for use in its
recovery.,
Efforts to conserve and
restore coastal sand dunes, in
addition to benefitting beach mice
and other wildlife, improves the
coastline's aesthetic. value to
beach-goers and landowners and
provides a physical buffer against
storm. surge associated with
severe weather.,
The Endangered Species Act
requires the: service to decide
within one year of the publication


of the proposed listing, whether to
finalize regulatory protection for
the St. Andrew beach mouse or to
withdraw the proposal. During
this period, the service, if request-
ed, may hold at least one public
hearing 'on the proposed rule.,
The public, concerned gov-,
ernment agencies, the scientific"
community, industry, or any!
other interested parties may also,
at any time during the open com-
ment period, submit additional
data, comments, and suggestions
concerning the proposal to list the
St. Andrew beach mouse as
endangered.
Such correspondence should
be forwarded by December 16 to
the Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service, 6620
Southpoint Drive South, Suite
310, Jacksonville, Florida 32216.


A. three vehicle accident
Monday afternoon at the intersec-
tion of Garrison Avenue and Fifth
Street sent the drivers of two of
the vehicles to Gulf Pines Hospital
with various injuries.
The accident occurred when
Patricia Hanible's 1996 Oldsmp-
bile was struck by a 1997
Mercury, driven by Inell
Robinson. Hanible was traveling
east (toward the courthouse) on
Fifth Street, when Robinson failed
to yield the right of way while
crossing the median at the inter-
section of Fifth and Garrison,
according to the accident report.
Robinson's vehicle struck
Hanible's in the left rear side,
knocking it around approximately
3600.
Hanible was knocked uncon-
scious, but her vehicle remained
in gear and running. It began to
move northwest, back toward the
median. Meanwhile, a 19'92
Chevrolet had stopped in the
median, and the driver and pas-
senger had left the vehicle to see if
they could render assistance to
the, accident victims.
Hanible's vehicle then struck
the Chevrolet -and veered- back
across 'Fifth Street iixa south-
westerly direction. Port St. Joe
Police Departmenit 'Lt. James
Hersey had witnessed- the acci-
dent and parked his patrol car on
Fifth Street while walking toward
the accident scene.,
He ran, alongside Hanible's
car, positioning himxiself so he
could reach in through the dri-
ver's side of the vehicle and place


Halloween.

On Reid Ave.
Once again, the Port St Joe
Merchants Association will be
sponsoring "Halloween .on Reid
Avenue" on Friday, October 31st.
This year, a theme centering on
the .50's era will be observed, so
dress yourself and your children
up, come to town,..and have loads
of fun.
There will be a parade begin-
ning at. 6:00 p.mi., with awards
given to youngsters age 12" and
under for the best costumes. The
age groups will be toddler through
four; five through nine; and 10 to
12.
The downtown merchants will
'begin handing out goodies at 6:30
p.m. With Reid Avenue' glowing
o ; brightly in the evenings, due to its
recent renovation, this year
should prove to be a safer
Halloween for all those who wish
to participate.




Kesley

(From Page 2)

"Twenty thousand, gosh,
that's a lot for an old car."
"Dr. Colbert, we have some
serious mis-communications
here. You don't seem to under-
stand, this car will only cost you
ten thousand dollars!"
"No sir, you don't understand,
whatever I spend on this automo-
bile, my wife is going to spend the
same amount on herself or the
house!"


Next time I visited Leon, we
enjoyed the classic lines of that
Vette from his new, screened in
back porch. I took extra caution
not to spill my Diet Coke on the
new patio furniture as I compli-
mented Paula on the change in
carpet throughout the house ....

You talk about your marriage
made in Heaven.
Respectfully,
Kes


the car in park to stop it. Hersey
said the drifting car narrowly,
missed the city's patrol car.
' Hersey finally got the vehicle
stopped inq the vacant lot adjacent
to Fifth Street and Garrison
Avenue.
Hanible and Robinson were
transported to Gulf Pines Hospital
by Gulf County Ambulance per-
sonnel. Officer Glenn Norris
investigated the accident.


Tyndall Federal County Library Sets Open House
Hosts Celebration
lTyndall Federal Credit Union To Mark 20th Anniversary of Its Present Location


celebrated its -International
Credit Union Day" and the
"People Helping People" credit'
union philosophy on October 16.
Refresh-ments were enjoyed at
every branch location in honor of
the international occasion.
A commemorative sculpture
was presented at a Panama City
branch to honor the first mem-
bers of Tyndall Federal and to
symbolize the credit union' s com-
mitment to the future of this com-
munity. ,


The Corinne Costin Gibson,
Memorial Library will be celebrat-
ing its 20th anniversary next'
Saturday with an open house. The
community is invited to celebrate
with them' from two to five p.m. ET
in the library meeting room.
Refreshments will be served.
The Gulf County library has
offered library service to the Port,
St. Joe area for 32 years, and It
has been: in its present location.
next to the Gulf County,


Courthouse for the past 20
Prior to moving to the court-
house location the library. was.
housed in the small building that
Veils and Tails now occupies next'
to the post office. The present
library was made possible
through the donation 'of $50,000
toward construction of the facility
by Dr. Thomas S. Gibson as a':;
memorial 'to his deceased 'wife.
Corinne Costin Gibson.
Serving onr the onginal library


building committee' were Everett
Owens, Jr., S. C. Player,. tis
Davis, Jr., all county commission-
ers at the time, Charles B. Smith,
Mrs., James T. McNeill, Jane
Patton, C. W. Brock, T. S.
Coldewey and William J. Rish.
S'he! Gulf County Library
Advisory Board, the: Gulf County
friends 'of the Libraries and the
library staff w ish you would stop
by, say hello, and see what's new
at the library.


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Cajun Cookin' Feast Hosted


by Jr. Service League a Succ


The Junior Service League of
Port St. Joe held their first cook-
ing demonstration, on Saturday,
October 11. This event consisted
of a marvelous feast and cooking
demonstration prepared and
demonstrated by Master Chef
Robin Downs.
The luncheon kicked off at 11
a.m. with a pear salad with wal-
nuts and a fun game. All. the lun-
cheon participants felt' of 'an
assortment of Items hidden in a
common white athletic sock and
were'asked to name all the Items
hidden within. The group proved
to be very adept at the game and;
enjoyed it thoroughly.
After the shrimp and crab
bisque was served, the group
watched a parade of Mardi Gras
costumes. Then, the diners
enjoyed Shrimp St. Gertrude, red
beans and rice, chicken etouffee,
Cajun pork loin and French
bread.
While the group was eating.
they were asked to match Cajun
cooking terminology with the cor-
rect definition. Those that did not
get all the definitions correct were
asked to sing "When the Saints
Go Marching In". Since everyone
was in a festive mood, they all


joined in and sang the famous
New Orleans' song.
When the main course con-
cluded, Chef Downs demonstrat-
ed the dish Shrimp St. Gertrude.
He invented the dish and named
it for his beautiful wife Trudie.
He also prepared Bananas
Foster for the group, and this dish
was served as well as the fabulous
flan.
This event was planned as a
fundraiser cooking exhibition and
luncheon to benefit the


Accelerated Reading Program at
Port St. Joe Elementary School.
The Junior Service League
would like to thank Duren's Piggly
Wiggly, Father Thom Crandall,
Interiors, Etc., and the First
United methodist Church of Port
St. Joe for helping to sponsor this
successful event.
They would also like to thank
Trudie Downs, Brandon Davis,
Mary Bridges and Lenka for help-'
ing with this event.


Presentation of Constitution
The presentation of the Constitution of the United States
was made by Sadie Gardner of the Daughters of the American
Revolution to students at Highland View Elementary School
recently. Shown receiving the charter are (I to r) David Hopper,
Stephanie Strayer, Ali McKeithen and Tristan Darna.

St.Joseph Bay DAR Chapter Meet


Saint Joseph Bay Chapter,
NSDAR., met Wednesday. October
15, for a luncheon meeting at St.
Joseph Bay Country Clubt.
Preceding the business meeting,
Vice Regent and Program
Chairman Mrs. D. L. Owens
entertained with a dramatic read-
ing from the book, "A Mother's

rL .


Song". A video presentation about
the DAR Tamassee. School com-
pleted the program. '.
Several members of the Saint
Joseph Bay Chapter plan to
attend a workshop and luncheon
honoring Florida State Regent.
Mrs. Woodrow V. Register.
Saturday. October 25 in
Marianna. The next regular meet-
ing will be No'ember 19 at: the St.
Joseph Bay Country Club.'


With Love
from Joey, Sharon
and Caisey

To: Joe & Bea
Hewitt
on their
JOtA cfpeddi


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Observed "Credit Union Day"
St. Joe Papermakers Federal Credit Union observed In-
ternational Credit Union Day, Friday, by serving refresh-
ments and giving away favors to all who visited their offices.
Shown presiding at the refreshment table in its Port St. Joe
office is Tamara Barnes, right, serving a cup of punch to Mi-
chelle Amison.


Mrs. D. L. Owens displays
the book, "A Mother's Song"
in the photo above.


Breakaway Restaurant
"On the beautiful Apalachlcola River, Waddell Rd."

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at Good Prices
Open 5:00 10:00 Wednesday Saturday
Closed Sunday thru Tuesday
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Tiffany iurch
Tiffany Turns 3!
On August 28, Tiffany Burch
turned three years old. She cele-
brated her special day with a
Froggy at ify-athome"with .her,.-
lamilIaiIfriedds;. .. ...
o .. Y"-'. --.- .. ..
Tiffany is the' daughter or
Rusty and Debble Burch and the
granddaughter of Roy and Verna
Burch and the late Mary L.
Kearns. She is the great-
granddaughter of Mary Pope of
Ball, Louisiana.

If YOUQ See News happening, ,

Call e Star at227-1278


Last Chance, Ladies!
The Gulf County Health
Department offering the last
chance for FREE breast exams
and pap smears for women in
Wewahitchka. The clinic will
schedule screenings from 9 a-m.,
until .m. (CT) on October 24th.
Please call 639-2644: for an
appointment.


Note of Thanks
Many thanks to everyone who
kept Heather Rish's father In their
prayers during last week. Your
concern and thoughts were very
much appreciated.
Jay and Heather Rish


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Troop 472 Visits Hospital
Members of Girl Scout Troop #472 recently visited Gulf Pines Hospital as
part of a civil service project they are working on under the guidance of
leader Brenda Redmon, co-leader Pam Davis and volunteer Kay Walther.
Kneeling (I to r): Kasi Stephens, Courtney Thompson, Lenora Weimorts.
and Summer Stitt. Standing in center row: Jasmine Fennell and Tarah
Redmon. Standing in rear: Amanda
Davis, Janna Walther, Renee Lewis, Announ e TI .
Victoria McCall and Victoria Layfield. AnnounceC DiTBit


Overstreet VFD
Halloween Party
The Overstreet Volunteer Fire
Department and the Ladies Auxil-'
iary will be hosting the annual
Halloween party on Saturday, Oc-
tober 25th, at 7:00 p.m. EST.
There will be food, games, a
costume contest, and a spooktac'-
ular Haunted House. Everyone li
the Overstreet area is invited to
come and join in the fun and fell,
lowship.


Tim and Susan Taylor
,announce the birth of their
daughter, Amanda Michelle, on
September 3, at Columbia
Tallahassee Community Hospital.
She weighed seven pounds and
was 19 inches long.
She is the sister of Max
Parker Taylor and is the grand-
daughter of, Ret. Col. Don and
Jere Parker, Eda Ruth Taylor,
O.M. and Sherry Taylor of Port St.
Joe. Her great grandmothers are
Kate Kilbourn of Port St. Joe and
Thelma Parker of Pleasanton,
Kansas.


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Ladies Auxiliary, VFW Post


The John C. Gainous VFW
Post #10069 and Ladies Auxiliary
met on October 14 for their
monthly meeting. Many of the
two groups' upcoming projects
were discussed at this meeting.
One such project will be a .chili
supper, hosted by the Ladies
Auxiliary, to be held at the Post
Home in Highland View. The pub-
lic is invited to this event.
On Thursday, October 30,
the Ladies Auxiliary plans to take
Halloween treats, ice cream,
punch, and gifts to the residents
of Bay St. Joseph Care Center.
Halloween. candy will also be do-
nated for the residents to hand
out to the trick-or-treaters who
visit the Care Center on Hallo-
ween.
In other business, The Voice
of Democracy'Contest is well un-
der way at Port St. Joe High
School and Faith Christian. Judg-
ing will be completed by Novem-
ber 1st.
Also on 'November. 1st, the
VFW Post will hold an auction at
10:00. a.m. EST. Its sponsors
would like to invite everyone to
come by the Post Home and place
a bid, as there are sure to be
many bargains.
The monthly meeting for No-

VFW Chili Supper
The Ladies Auxiliary of Vete-
rans of Foreign Wars,' Post
#10069, will be hosting a chili
supper this Friday, October 24
from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET. A
donation of $3.00 will be asked
for with each meal served.
Carry-out meals will also be
available at the post home, which
is':located at 1774 Trout Avenue.
Highland View. For more informa-
tion about this event, please call
229-6826.


vember will be held a week earlier
than usual on Tuesday night, No-
vember 4th. The meeting will be-
gin at 7:00 p.m. EST. A represen-
tative of the Department of
Transportation will be on hand to
present a "Safety Meeting" to the
members concerning picking up,
trash in connection with the
Adopt-a Highway Program.
The group has currently
"adopted" a two mile long strip on
Highway 98 between Port St. Joe
and St. Joe Beach. ,Because many
of the events planned for Decem-


News


ber will be covered at this very
important meeting, all members
are asked to please attend.
Wewa Outreach
the Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association will be con-
ducting "Outreach" in Wewahitch-
ka at David Rich's IGA on October
23rd (today) from, 10.00 a.m.
until 11:00 p.m. They will be talk-
ing to people 60 and over to
inform them of the services pro-
vided by the Gulf County Senior
Citizens.


Wewa Outreach
AARP Hosts "55
Alive" Program
The St. Joe Chapter of
A.A.R.P. is sponsoring a "mature
driver" refresher course at the
senior/community Center, adja-
cent to the Gulf County Library
on November 17th and 18th, from
I to 5 p.m. each day.
The course which is instruc-
tional, revision and fun is for per-
sons age 50 and over and costs $8
per person. Many insurance com-
panies give rebates upon verifica-


tion of course's completion.
Certificates are given at thedend of
the two day course. To enroll, or, ,:-


for more information call 229-
6784.


^ Pancale Brealtkfast
sponsored by'the Beaches Lions Club
Saturday, October 25th 7-
10 a.m. CST at
The Fish House Restaurant -
H%. 98, Mexico Beach
"Help Us Help Others" (Tickets on sale at the door)
: p 10/23


Carrie Ann Harrison
Harrison Has
Song Contract
Carrie Ann Harrison of Port
St. Joe has recently received, from
Jeff Roberts Publishing Company
of Massachusetts, a recording
contract for two songs she has
written. The songs are tiled, "I
Will Never Walk Alone" and "Just
Because I Love You". Carrie states
she has been writing poetry and
:sohgs for years and her husband,
Hershel L. Harrison, Jr. has been
an inspiration for her to continue.
The two songs currently being
recorded were dedications to her
husband.
Carrie has hopes of having all
her poetry published in hardback
soon and to hear her songs on the
radio., Congratulations and good
luckl

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Arizona's ESC Is An An Award Winner


Local Bank Receives Award
The local branch of First Union National. Bank chain has been named
the top performing branch In the Panhandle area announced Johanna
White, manager of the Port St. Joe financial Institution.
Two of its employees were additionally recognized as top employees in
the Panhandle area. Deborah Brumbaugh was the Top Performer for
Platform and Carol Dixon was the Top Trust Referrer through September
of this year.
Shown from left, seated, are: Carol, Dixon, assistant manager, and
Johanna White, manager. Standing, from left: Brenda Richards. Kim
Knight, Jean Fortner, Debra Brumbaugh, June Blanchard and Susan
Stephens.


Byrd Departed on Deployment


Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class
Ervin H. Byrd, a 1989 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School of Port
SL Joe, recently departed on a
six-month deployment to the
Mediterranean Sea aboard the
mulUti-purpose amphibious
assault ship USS Guam, the lead
ship for the USS Guam
Amphibious Ready Group (ARG).
Byrd is one of more than
3,000 sailors and marines aboard
e shape-?uah- d&parled 4or-flk -
tp relieve the USS Kearsarge.
which has been deployed to the
Mediterranean Sea since April.
Byrd's ship is the command
ship for the USS Guam ARG,
which includes the amphibious
transport dock NSS Shreveport,
the dock landing ships USS
Oakhill and USS Ashland and the
24th Marine Expeditionary Unit
/ (MEU).
Byrd and fellow sailors and


Marines prepared for the deploy-
ment by participating in an
Atlantic Joint Task Force Exercise
off the eastern coast of the United
States. The exercise Involved
more than 15,000 U.S. forces and
tested their ability to respond to
situations they may encounter
during their six-month deploy-
ment.
The USS Guam ARG and its
embarked Marines present. a for-
midable US; S.presence--which can
provide a rapid response In times
of crisis. With helicopters con-
ventional landing craft and high
speed air cushioned assault craft,
sailors and Marines like Byrd can
conduct a variety of missions
from reconnaissance and
amphibious assaults to evacuat-
ing civilians and providing
humanitarian aid.
He joined the Navy in August.
1987.


For promoting environmental
responsibility and stewardship
among employees at work and
home, the Environmental
Stewardship Council at Arizona
Chemical's Port St. Joe plant has
been selected by the Florida
Environmental Expo as one of its
1997 environmental award win-
ners. The award ceremony took
place on October 21st at the
EXPO Exhibit .Hall in Tampa.
The Environmental Steward-
ship Council is an employee-led
committee. Its mission is to help
each employee act as an environ-
mental steward, both at work and
home, by promoting environmen-
tal responsibility and recognize
that effective environmental stew-
ardship begins with environmen-
tal responsibility and results in


By: Bill Bloemsma
There was a town hall meet-
ing in Mexico Beach last Tuesday,
October 15th, to discuss the pro-
posed city bed tax.
Although the turnout was
smaller than expected, the meet-
ing was successful in that it
allowed citizens to ask specific
questions from a panel consisting
of members of the ad hoc commit-
tee which has been Instrumental
in getting the issue to the voters
In the form of a referendum this
upcoming election on November
4th.
The moderator was Jim
Kniffen, president of the Mexico
Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Panel members included John
Delorme, owner of Fantasy
Properties, Tom Marquardt.
owner of Marquardt Marina. City
Council members Mel Ashcraft
and Bud Jones, and Bill
Bloemsma, candidate for Seat 5
on the City Council.
John Delorme presented a
brief overview and history of the
bed tax Issue. He explained that
Mexico Beach. as a small resort
community without significant
revenues from businesses or
Industry, relies heavily on citi-
zens' taxes for its revenue.
He also stated that a bed tax
is a means of generating an alter-
native source of Income to devote
to expenses Incurred by tourist
use of the beaches, the city canal,


environmental leadership.
Port St. Joe Plant Manager
Clark Davis said, "I am extremely
proud that our council has been
selected for this environmental
award. It is evidence that our
efforts to enhance environmental
awareness and stewardship is on
the cutting edge of environmental
programs. Also, our parent com-
pany, International Paper, has
indicated that this employee team
is a 'best practice' throughout the
corporation."
The council also provides
leadership within the plant and
throughout the community in
promoting environmental activi-
ties such as recycling, education-
al awareness and impact preven-
tion programs. Additionally. the
council will advise the plant on


and the municipal pier.
Delorme went on to explain
how the framework budget was
arrived at and how the council, to
be named the Mexico Beach
Community Development Coun-
cil, would allocate and disburse
the money.
Questions from the floor were
focused primarily on how this tax
would impact the Mexico Beach
citizen and local business as well
as how the Development Council
would be constituted and
appointed.
From audience participation,
comments, and questions posed.
it appeared that the issue at this
point faces little opposition.

Pancake Breakfast
A pancake breakfast will be
held Saturday, October 25th from
7:00 to 10:00 a.m. (CT) at The
Fish House Restaurant on
Highway 98 in Mexico Beach.
Tickets will be on sale at the door.
The event is sponsored by the
Beaches Lions Club and proceeds
will go toward the club's' many
worthwhile projects.

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practical matters with respect to
environmental laws and regula-
tions.
"We are very grateful for this
award," said Jim Newton, envi-
ronmental ,specialist at the plant.
"We will continue 'to build on the
momentum that this award pro-
vides us and move beyond envi-
ronmental compliance into envi-
ronmental leadership within our
company and the community In
which we operate."
The ,Port St. Joe plant
employs about 100 people and is
also a member of the Chemical
Manufacturers Association. As a
member, the plant participates in
the CMA's Responsible Care
program. Through this program,
members commit to continually
improving environmental health
and safety efforts, 'and engaging
in public dialogue regarding per-
formance.
Arizona Chemical, a wholly
owned subsidiary of International
Paper. is headquartered in
Panama City. with six plants in
the U.S. and five' in Europe. The


company, is a leading global sup-
plier of pulp chemicals 'to the
adhesives, inks and coatings, and
chewing gum markets.
Its products are used to man-
ufacture hundreds of Items such
as fragrances. adhesives, rubber
products, plastics. inks and
paints. The company employs
more than 1,400 people world-
wide.


WIG's "Make a
Difference Day"
The Washington Improvement
Group Board of Directors and
Youth Advisory Committee
extends an invitation to everyone
in the community to participate in
the "Make A Difference Day
Activity" on Saturday, October 25.
The group will begin painting
the exterior of the WIG Teen
Center and office building at 9:00
a.m. This is a great time to lend a
hand. For additional Information
cpll (850) 229-6847.


Women Are Recognized
Madge Semmes, left, and Tweeta Gaskin, right, were honored at
the annual dinner meeting of the Wewahitchka Chamber of
,Gommerce last week. They were presented with.plaques designating
them as "Members of the Year" by President Kenny Strange, center.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1997 PAGE 7A


Street Name (FromPage) Safety First For Halloween


allowable to be placed with roadside trash.
In Other Business
*Accepted Coastal Reef Builders' bid of 191 "reef ball" units to add to
Sandy Reef as part of a $35,000 artificial reef grant program.
*Asked City Clerk Pauline Pendarvis to further research the city's
major medical insurance plan options and report recommendations back
to the board.
*Approved an agreementwith B. R. Williams to do various upkeep
and maintenance on the Reid Avenue planters at a cost of $650 per
month.
*Set a workshop for 12:00 on October 30 to discuss loan interest
loan options to study and repair city sewer lines.
*Agreed to do improvements to city limit signage and add the Port St.
Joe baseball team to the state title recognition list. Also decided to place
a new sign stating "Home of Clifford Sims, Congressional Medal of Honor
Posthumous, Vietnam War" as suggested by Mayor Linton. All at a cost
of $936.00.



Population Awareness


Week Is Proclaimed


Halloween means lots of fun
for children and parents who go
"trick or treating." Going door-to-
door in the dark with spooky faces
and colorful costumes, kids love
to see and be seen on this special
night out.
However, the Florida Poison
Information Center in Jackson-
ville urges parents to be mindful
of the potential dangers of acci-
dental poisonings and to take a
number of precautions to protect
their little ones. Certain items or
treats and substances that make
Halloween a night to look forward
to and remember can also be dan-
gerous:
Glow sticks and glow


jewelry-Carried and worn so
children can be seen at night.
Should these items break, be
extremely careful. If the contents,
which contain dibutyl phthalate,
should spill, it could get on the
skin or in the eyes and be harm-
ful to children as well as to pets.
If an exposure does occur,
stinging or burning sensations
may be immediate. Rinse the skin
with soap and water and call the
poison center. For eye exposures,
rinse the eyes with water (for at
least 15 minutes) and contact the
poison center at 1-800-282-3171
immediately.
Face paints-Watch for
children who get paint in their.


eyes. In addition, as children,
become active, face paints can
become runny, and drip in their
eyes. Keep all make-up and cos-
tume paints out of reach of small
children. Keep original product
package for identification, should
an exposure occur.
Candy-Check all treats
thoroughly before allowing chil-
dren to eat them, throw away all
unwrapped candy or fruits, and
inspect wrappers for holes, tears,
signs of rewrapping or tampering.
Keep all candy away from pets.
Some treats, chocolate for exam-
ple, may be quite hazardous to
pets, particularly dogs.
Call the poison center imme-


diately if vomiting, diarrhea,
shortness of breath or dizziness
occurs after any kind of candy or
"treat" is eaten. These signs may
be the result of a deliberate dirty
trick or an unfortunate accidental
poisoning.
If you suspect a poisoning
exposure call the Florida Poison
Information Center immediately
at 1 800-282-3171 V/TIY.
The Florida Poison
Information Center is a coopera-
tive effort between the University
of Florida College of Pharmacy,
University Medical Center, the
University of Florida Health
Science Center and the
Department of Health, Children's
Medical Services.


Citing diminishing farmland,
urbanization, traffic congestion,
inner city decay, and climate
change among the "enormous
environmental and societal chal-
lenges" of the 21st Century,
Governor Lawton Chiles has pro-
claimed October 26 'through
November 1 as World Population
Awareness Week in the state of
Florida.
The proclamation observes
that world population is projected
to reach six billion before the end
of this century and could reach
between eight and 12 billion, or

Juvenile Charged
With Grand Theft
The Port St. Joe Police
Department reported that a juve-
nile student at Port St. Joe
Elementary School has -been
charged with grand theft after
allegedly taking $305 from a
teacher at the school. .:
The investigator's report.indi-
cated that the theft occurred dur-
ing school hours on Tuesday,
October 14.
Officer David iCross investi-
gated the incident.


even higher, before leveling off.
Governor Chiles say that
these challenges "call for innova-
tive leadership to ensure resource
conservation, protection of open
space, waste prevention, sanita-
tion management and a higher
quality of life."
Noting that the current U.S.
, population of 267 million is
,expected to reach 400 million by
the year 2050, Governor Chiles
says "demographic problems are,
not limited to the least developed
nations and indeed, concern the
United States and the industrial-
ized world, with our consumptive
lifestyle, as well."
Governor Chiles notes that
areas west of the Mississippi River
are doubling in population size as
rapidly as Africa, the world's
fastest growing continent.
Werner Fornos. president of
the Population Institute, has stat-
ed. "There can be neither preven-
tion of environmental degradation
nor the realization of sustainable
development until there is consid-
erable progress in reducing popu-
- lation growth and in reversing
current consumption and produc-
tion patterns."


Double Chocolate

Chunk Cookies


Chocolate Fudge Cookies with
White Chocolate & Macadamia Nuts
1 12-ounce package (2 cups)
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt .
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 6-ounce package white choco-
late-flavored baking bars, cut
into 1/4 to 1/2 inch chunks
1 7-ounce jar (1 1/2 cups)
'whole or coarsely chopped
macadamia nuts, pecans, or
walnuts as desired
PREHEAT oven to 350.
degrees Fahrenheit. LINE baking
sheet with aluminum foil shiny
side up. MELT semi-sweet choco-


Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
OCTOBER 27 31
MON-Chicken Sandwich,
Rice with Gravy, Green Beans,
Applesauce and Milk.
TUES-Pizza Burger, Tossed
Salad, Lima Beans, Buttered
Rice, Milk and Dessert.
WEDS-Taco, Pinto Beans,
Milk and Cake.
THURS-Chicken Sandwich,
French Fries, Green Beans,
Milk and Cookie.
FRI--Corn Dog, Corn, Juice,
Milk and Cobbler.


late and unsalted butter; allow to
cool. STIR flour, salt. and baking
powder together: set aside.
BEAT sugar, eggs and vanilla
in large mixing bowl at high speed
for two minutes. MIX in cooled,
melted chocolate and butter on
low'speed. ADD dry ingredients
and mix on low speed just until
blended. STIR in white chocolate
chunks and macadamia nuts.
DROP heaping tablespoons
onto ungreased, foil-lined baking
sheet, do not flatten batter. BAKE
12 minutes. REVERSE the bak-
ing sheet front to back once dur-
ing baking. Cookies will be dry on
outside but soft on inside. DO
NOT OVER BAKE.
COOL on wire rack' before
removing from foil. Makes about
three dozen.


PROPOSED PORT ST. JOE
WATERFRONT PARK AND
ALTERNATE PLAN, 4/15/97
39 DRY STORAGE SPACES
120 WET SLIPS
159 TOTAL SLIPS



Loan


Moves


Ahead
Conceptual drawings of
the 159 slip marina planned
for the shores of St. Joseph
Bay are pictured above.
Final application steps.
were approved last week dur-
ing a special meeting by the
Port St. Joe City Commission.
According to Bill Kennedy,
Preble-Rish. engineer, word
should be received by mid-
November from Farmers Home
Administration on the city's
Application for loan funds to
construct the estimated $3.5
million marina.
If everything goes as
scheduled, advertisements for
bid application should go out
near the first of December,
with a bid opening date some-
where around mid-January
1998.
The marina. would be
located at the end of First
Street, on the Hess Oil proper-
ty recently acquired by the
city.
Intentions of marina com-
inittee members and commis-
sioners are to lease the opera-
tions and management of the
facility to pay the loan funds
and possibly realize extra rev-
enue.


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25.oo00 per child

Until October 31st!


For Children, Ages

1st Thru 6th Grades!


As An Upward Basketball Player,
You Will Enjoy:

A Reversible mesh jersey uniforms

Each player signs up as an

individual, not as a group or team

'" One hour practice once a week

and a game each Saturday,
beginning January 10th

You don't have to be a star to play

i Separate boys and girls leagues

t Season ends March 7th


/ This year we have Upward shorts and caps. These items are $12`o

each. Orders for caps and shorts can be placed on evaluation nights.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL


(850) 229-8691

After October 31st, registration is s35.00, so sign up
now! No registration after November 13th.
Registration forms are available Mon-Fri. from 9 am to 5 pm at
Long Avenu.e Baptist Church, 1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe


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NOTICE OF IMPOUNDED ANIMALS
October 20, 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
Lg. Black & Brown Cat Male 10/10/97 7th Street
Med. Red Dog Male 10/17/97 McClelland
Med. Black Lab Male 10/17/97 McClelland
Med. Orange Cat Male 10/20/97 6th Street
Lg. Black & Brown Cat Female 10/20/97 6th Street
Medium black lab has on orange collar; other-animals no collar.
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State's Sunland Center


Operates Rish Park for


Physically Handicapped


What is Florida providing as
a means of relaxation and recrea-
tion for the physically handi-
capped in its centers throughout
the state? Tracy Clements, direc-
tor of the Marianna Sunland Cen-
ter, and Barbara Peacock, a
teacher at the center, told the Ki-
wanis Club of some of the recrea-
tional activities being provided, at
its regular meeting Tuesday at
noon at Julie's Restaurant.
"The biggest thing we are pro-
viding is the W. J. Rish State
Park, over on the St. Joseph Pe-
ninsula," Clemerits told the club
members. "We took over full oper-
ation of the park and its facilities
for our clients to use, .about three
years ago."
Clements said the clients
from centers all over the state
have access to the park, but its
use isn't free. "It costs each guest
at the park $6.00 a day, whether
they are clients or care-givers,"
Clements said.
The park is complete with
handicapped access ramps,
boardwalks and a full size swim-
ming pool. "There are even wheel-
chair ramps down to the beach,
where the handicapped can gain
access to the ocean water," he
continued.
"Only clients of the state Sun-
land centers and their care-givers
are eligible to stay at the park,"
Clements said. "It is used almost

PSJHS Report
Card Pick-Up
On Thursday, October 23rd
(today) from 5:00 until 6:00 p.m.,
parents of Port St. Joe High'
School students are encouraged
to pick up report cards in the
school's Commons Area.
Please make arrangements to
stop by and receive your student's
first nine week grade report.
SAlso, parents will be asked to
complete a short "parent survey"
'at this time. The administration
and faculty hope to see you there

"Poppy Day"
On November 8th, the vete-
rans and the Ladies Auxiliary will
be around town, distributing
their poppies". Each poppy Is
handmade by a veteran in a VA
hospital. A donation is asked for
each poppy; please be generous
wvith the donations. All proceeds
from the "Buddy Poppy" will go to
the relief fund for the assistance
of veterans and their families.

Faculty Position, Physical
Therapist Assistant (Full or
Part-Time) Bachelor's degree
required. Master's degree pre-
ferred. Requires a minimum of 3
years experience as PT or PTA,
with a current Florida license or
eligibility. Position is open until
filled. Send letter of application,
resume, photocopies of tran-
scripts, and three recent letters of
reference to: Human Resources,
Admissions Bldg., Rm. 103, 5230
West Highway 98, Panama City,
:FL 32 a401. 1 .
GCCC is an Equal Opportunity
Employer
1 4: 10/23:,


constantly during the vacation'
months, with limits of three day
stays. The park is open to any
disabled person and serves these
people from all over the state of
Florida," Clements concluded.
The park has access to both St.
Joseph's Bay and the Gulf of
Mexico.
Guests were Key Club mem-
bers Amanda Bateman and Ryan
Caswell.

Rock-A-Thon in
Wewahitchka
The Wewahitchka Senior
Citizens will be conducting the
annual Rock-A-Thon fundraising
event this Friday, October 24th.
The seniors will be rocking from
10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to earn the
pledges they have obtained.
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association is very grate-
ful to the community for its sup-
port.

Veterans Day
Area Activities
On November 10th, the mem-
bers of the VFW Post #10069 and
Ladies Auxiliary will place flags at
a local area cemetery in remem-
brance and honor of those vete-
rans who have already passed on.
The Post and Ladies Auxiliary
will hold their Veterans Day Cere-
mony at the Gulf County Court
House at 11:00 a.m. on Novem-
ber 11th. The members extend to
everyone an invitation to attend
this ceremony and honor the vet-
erans.

Concert Sunday
The Ilse Newell Fund for the
Performing Arts will present "A
Potpourri of Keyboards" on
Sunday, October 26 at 4:00 p.m.
at Trinity Episcopal Church in
Apalachicola.
The concert will feature Dr. R.
Bedford Watkins performing on
clavichord, harpsichord, piano
and organ. ,
K;, An admission of $2 for adults
and $1 for children will be asked
at the door. All children under 12
should be in the: company of an
adult.

To Sell Bar-B-Q
On Friday, October 24th, the
Wewahitchka senior citizens will
be selling those mouth-watering
large barbecue beef sandwich
plates, including iced tea and
chips, for $3.00.: The proceeds will
be used to help pay for meals and
transportation. Please' call the site
at 639-9910 to place an order or
stop by the center and pick one
up-
"Going, Going, Gone"0
VFW Post # 10069 will hold an
auction on Saturday, November 1
from 10 a.m. until. All donations
are welcomed. Proceeds from the
auction will benefit VFW commu-
nity functions. Drop off any dona-
tions at the VFW post home in
Highland View .or call 229-6799
for a pick-up.,

Say Yun Saw 71 'In Tife Star


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$100


for information leading to

arrest and conviction of

person or persons remov-

ing (Gator / Seminole)

flags from my home at

2004 Monument Ave.

Call 227-1611
lip 10/23


The Storm Has Passed


What Should You Do?


Unfortunately, storms and
hurricanes can be common to,
those who live in the "Sunshine
State." But once the violent
weather passes, keep safety in
mind to avoid serious injury. As
part of its "Storm Inform" series,
Florida Power Corporation offers
some useful tips on playing it safe
after a storm.
If you are able, be sure to
help others who might be in need
of assistance. Remember your
neighbors who have infants, or
may be elderly or have disabili--
ties.
If you see a power line down
in your yard or in the street, treat
it as if it were "live." Never touch
it! Call Florida Power to report the
location so repairs can be made'
as soon as possible.
Post-storm debris can hide


, power lines that have fallen. Even
standing near a line that is down
can be dangerous since objects
(like wet tree limbs and even
standing water) can become ener-
gized.
If your electric service is out,
be sure to check with your neigh-
bors to see if they have power. If
they do, you may have a blown
fuse or a tripped circuit breaker
in your home. If your home has
been flooded during the storm,
call an electrician before attempt-
ing to turn the power back on.
Also, never replace a fuse or
reset a circuit breaker with wet
hands or while standing on a wet
or damp surface and remember
not to touch the metal breaker
box. If you need to reset your
breakers, use a dry wooden stick,


or a piece of PVC pipe, but only
use one hand put the other
hand behind your back. If the
fuse blows or circuit breaker trips
again, don't try to reset it. You will
need assistance from an electri-
cian.
If you are without electricity
and want to use a portable gener-
ator, make sure you keep it in a
well ventilated area. Don't con-
nect the generator to your home's


The leading cause of weather
related personal injuries, light-'
ning claims the lives of 100 people
each year and injures another
300.
As part of Its "Storm Inform"
series on storm-related tips and
safety information, Florida Power
Corporation offers the following
information and general tips for
you and your family to keep In
mind during the many electrical
storms occurring in Florida each
year.
Lightning is electricity in the
air. It can Jump from cloud to
cloud, or from a cloud to the
ground. A lightning bolt is fast,
traveling at 300 miles per second.
It can have up to 50 million volts
of electricity, which' would be
enough for 13,000 homes.
*When lightning occurs, get
inside a building or fully enclosed
vehicle. Keep away from windows
and open doors. If you are caught
outdoors, go to low ground and
crouch down. If you are in a
group, stay several yards apart
from each other.
*Avoid standing near water,
tall objects (such as trees or poles)
and metal objects. Electrial ,cur-
rent can easily travel through
them and to you.,":" ; '-
*Stay out of water. Never go
swimming or boating during a
storm. Electricity flows easily
through water and to you if you
are In the water.
*Don't use electrical appli-
ances or the telephone. Lightning
can strike outside and follow the
wires into your home. In fact,
unplug computer and other sensi-
tive electrical equipment to avoid
damage caused by lightning
surges.
*Avoid the shower, sink and
bathtub.also. Lightning can strike
inside your home by traveling
through your plumbing.
*Keep away from fallen power
lines. If you are in an automobile
that is hit by fallen wires, do not
leave the'. vehicle. If you must
leave because of a life:threatening
situation, use extreme caution.


Jump out and off with both feet at
the same time so you are com-
pletely clear of the vehicle before
you touch the ground.

*Sign up as soon as possible
for a first aid/CPR class. Check
with your local hospital's commu-
nity education department or the
Red Cross for availability. Your
knowledge could save a life.


Sunday, October


Wiliam A.


Question:


26,


2-5


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circuit panel or fuse box since it
may cause electricity to be "back-
fed" through the power lines. This
puts emergency repair crews at
great risk of being electrocuted.
Florida Power Corp. provides
electricity to more' than 4.5 mil-
lion people in central and north
Florida. The company is the prin-
cipal subsidiary of St. Petersburg-
based Florida Progress
Corporation,


ANOTHER SERVICE OF THE STAR
Have construction or
house repair questions?
ASK WADE

I am considering using New Castle XT win-
dows for the house I am remodeling in
Georgia. Would this be a good choice?
r-


Answer: New Castle XT would give good service and
are attractive windows. They are more resis-
tant to racking than many others and tend to
stay more square for easier installation.


Question:


Answer: The Clad Ultimate French Door from Marvin
Windows & Doors would probably be the
most warp-free wood door.

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


Is there a warp-free wood French door on
the market?


pm CST


"Bill"


.BLOEMSMA,

for City Council, Mexico Beach
M. Pol. A .


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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1997 PAGE 9A


FSU "Garnet and Ghoul"


Homecoming Celebration


Continuing the tradition
established in 1989, the FSU
Panama City Campus is prepar-
ing to host Its 8th annual
Homecoming Celebration and
Torch Run on Friday, October 31,
beginning at 5:30 p.m. and end-
ing with the kick off of the Torch
Run at 8 p.m.
With homecoming eve falling
on the same evening as
Halloween, the theme of this
year's celebration is "Garnet and
Ghoul." Sponsored by the FSU-
PCC Student Government
Council, this year's celebration
will be an opportunity for stu-
dents, staff, faculty, alumni, and
individuals from the community
to bring their families and partici-
pate in the many activities.
In addition to food from local
restaurants (food plates will be $3
and under), free candy in com-
memoration of Halloween, and
giveaways from local businesses,
activities include: FSU cheers
around the bonfire lead by Hiland
Park Razorback cheerleaders,
games sponsored by student
oiganizationstand campus staff, a
costume contest, a dunking,
h booth, Seminole face painting,
special appearances by TY the
Tyndall Turtle and the Burger
King Burger Bear, a bonfire lit by
a local Indian archer and the
"Lighting of the Torch" ceremony
by four "Notable Noles", who are
local alumni of FSU-PCC.
One of the essential compo-
nents of the homecoming celebra-
tion is the Torch Run.
Immediately, after the festivities
conclude and the bonfire Is lit,
runners (consisting mostly of stu-
dents and alumni) will pass" the
torch off to one another beginning
at the Panama City Campus and
ffiishilg"at Doak Campbell stadi-
um in Tallahassee on November :-
1 : :,
The Panama City "Campus
Student: Government Council
President and Tallahassee
Student Body President will run
the torch onto the field to light
Chief Osceola's spear, signifying
unity between the two FSU cam-
puses. FSU-PCC students will
also run a, Fforida State University
banner on the field.
For more information about
Athe "Garnet & Ghoul"


Gary L. Borders
Gary Lee Borders, age 47, of
Wewahitchka, died Monday, Oc-
tober 20, after an extended ill-
ness. Gary was a correctional offi-
cer at Liberty. Correctional
Institute in Bristol."
He is survived by his wife,
Patti Williams Borders; daughter,
Tiffani Tucker Young: grandson.
Nicholas Young; his mother. Bet-
,ty Fisk and his "special" father.
Bob Fisk; one sister. Barbara
Borders Whitaker and husband.
Lee; one brother, Bobby Borders
and wife, Susan; paternal grand--
mother, Priscilla Borders; nieces,
April Raffleld and Lacle Borders;
nephew. Jason Whi taker: and
very special friends. Ken Strick-
land. Charles Borders, and Cap-
tain Etheridge.
Gary was preceded in death
by his father, Bobbie Lee Borders;
maternal grandparents, Thelma
and Milton Colter; and paternal
grandfather, Cordle Borders.
Services were held Wednes-
day, October 22nd at 2:00 p.m.,
central time, at Comforter Funer-
al Home in Port St. Joe.
A special "thank you" to the
Bay Hospice nurses; the nurses
of 2-South Bay Medical Center;
and Dr. Joseph, Dr. Sweetser and
Dr. Nichols. In lieu of flowers, do-
nations may be made to Bay Hos-
pice or the American' Cancer Soci-
ety in memory of Gary.


Essie P. Trotter
Essie Paulk Trotter, 90, of
Apalachicola, died Sunday,
October 19 in Bascom after an
extended illness. Mrs. Trotter
moved to Florida in 1947 and was
a homemaker and Wesleyan by
faith. She was preceded in death
by two husbands: Bertice Paulk
and Eugene Trotter; and also two
children, Claude Paulk and Ethel
Parish.
Mrs. Trotter is survived by
two sons, Rev. John Paulk and
wife Jessie of Sneads, and Dr.
Jerry Paulk and wife Cecilia of
Opp, Alabama; three daughters
Eloise Hatcher and husband Roy
of Grand Ridge, Doris Bayles of
Bascom, and Betty Bouington
and husband J.W. of Port St. Joe;
two brothers: Willis Thompson of
Sopchoppy and Holt Thompson of
Apalachicola: four sisters, Ruby
Griffin of Quincy, Merle Weeks of
Blountstown. Jackie Goff and
husband Bill of Apalachicola, and
* Oulda Sack and husband John of
Eastpoint; 17 grandchildren, 34
great-grandchildren, and six


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New Marine Fisheries


Commission Rulings


The Governor and Cabinet
recently approved Marine
Fisheries Commission proposed
rules regarding bait fish tarp
seines and tarpon tags which will
take effect on November 12.
Bait Fish Tarp-Seine
Quotas Rule
The 1997 Florida Legislature
established a three-year pilot pro-
gram that allows seven tarp-purse
seines to be used to harvest bait-
fish under certain conditions in
Wakulla, Franklin, Gulf, PBay,
Okaloosa and Walton counties.
This, approved rule sets the
following total annual (July ;1
through June 30) allowable har-
vest levels to apply during the-
pilot program:;1
* anchovy .... 85,000 lbs.
* thread herring 308,000 lbs.


SJ Middle Schoolers to'
Pick Up Reports Today'
Parents of Port St. Joe Middle
School students are reminded to
participate in a report card pick-
up in the Media Center on
Thursday. October 23 (today)
from 5 to 6 p.m. p r :
: While,at the school, parents
will be asked, to complete a brief
survey. The administration and
faculty hope for as much partici-
pation as possible In this survey
as the suggestions taken from it
will be considered by the School
Advisory Council. The council is
in the process of preparing the
1998-99 School Improvement
Plan.
Representatives of the PSJMS
Athletic Boosters will also be on
hand for those attending to sign
up as active members or as spon-
sors. The cost of individual sppn-
sorship is only $5.00 arid goes to
support all athletic programs and
other needs of the school.


great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs.
Trotter were conducted on
Tuesday, October 22 at 3:00 p.m.
(ET) in the Port St. Joe Church of
the Nazarene with,Rev. Bill White
and Rev. Sam Swinney officiating.
Interment followed in Magnolia
Cemetery in Apalachicola. Mrs.
Trotter's grandsons served as ,
pallbearers.

Douglas L. Cooksey
Douglas L, Cooksey, 76, of'
Tallahassee, died Monday.'
October 13 in Tallahassee.
A native of Monticello. he had
been a lifelong resident of
Monticello and Tallahassee. Mr.
Cooksey was a combat veteran of
World War Ii where he earned a
Purple Heart and a Medal of
Honor. He was a member of the
Knights of Columbus, the Elks
Club and the Optimist Club. He
was the past president of the Leon
, High School Boosters.
He earned a Bachelor's of
Science degree in building con-
struction from the University of`
Florida. He was the former owner
..and president of Bear Construe-
'tion in Tallahassee. His'work
included the construction of
Tulley Gym, Doak Campbell
Stadium and the Florida Bar.
He was a member of St.
Margaret in Monticello and
Blessed Sacrament Catholic
Church in Tallahassee.
He is survived by his wife of
18 years, Gertrude E. Cooksey of
Tallahassee; one son, Douglas A.
Cooksey of Tallahassee; three
daughters, Patricia C. Dunn and
Susan Dodson of Crawfordville,
and Judy Owens of Port St. Joe;
one brother, Clifford A. Cooksey of
Tallahassee; one sister, Mable:
Boykin of Monticello; five step-.
children, Joan Williams of
Cartersville. Georgia, Patrick
Manderfield of Gibonia, Pennsyl-
vania, Murdayne Nichols of
Louisville, Kentucky, Michael
Manderfield of Tallahassee, and
Susan Shopmyer of Havana; 19
grandchildren; and one great-
grandchild.
Services were held at 10 a.m.
on Wednesday, October 15 at
Blessed Sacrament Catholic
Church in Tallahassee, with bur-
ial at Culley's MeadowWood
Memorial Park in Tallahassee.
Memorial contributions may
be made to the charity of one's
choice.,
-Culley's MeadowWood Funer-
al Home-Riggins Road Chapel in
Tallahassee was in charge of all
arrangements.


* chub mackerel .... 72,000 lbs.
* Spanish sardines 943,000 lbs.
* little tunny ..... .392,000 lbs.
* blue runner ...... 508,000 lbs.
* ladyfish ...... 2,088,000 lbs.
* menhaden .... 2,415,000 lbs.
* round scad 999,000 lbs.
Tarpon Tag Rule
This approved rule sets the
total number of tarpon tags
allowed to be sold during the first
six months of 1998 at 1,250, and
during the last six' months of
1998 at 1,250 (one half the num-
ber of tags are reserved for fishing.
guides during each period).
Stone Crab Limited Entry
Public Workshops :
The commission has sched-
uled a series of public workshops
to receive comment on` proposals
to establish a limited entry sys-
tem for the stone crab fishery.
Interested persons are encour-
aged to participate in these work-
shops, which will take place from
7 to lQ(p.m.
The workshop in the Gulf
County proximity will be held on
Monday, November 3 at the Perry
Garden Center on Industrial Drive
in Perry. :

Post #8285 Has a
New Commander
onRex Outlaw was elected
Commander of Wewahltchka's
VFW Post 48285 on October 16th,
'due to the resignation of George
* ,Luebe. '
The post and' auxiliary are:
moving forward to complete a very
successful year in Wewa. All:
members are needed to take part
in the post meetings and new.
membership is encouraged.
The post and auxiliary believe
in service to the' community,',
assisting veterans and non-veter-'
ans, senior citizens, and youth, to'
the best of their ability.
If you 'have a need or are
interested in membership, please.
contact Post Commander Rex
Outlaw' at 639-205' or Andf
Mann, Auxiliary President, at
639-2443.

Single Car Wreck
Injures Wewa Youth
According to Gulf County
Sheriff's Office accident reports, a
single vehicle accident on County
Road 5. just off Highway 22, sent
a Wewahitchka youth to the hos-
pital with minor injunes Friday.
At approximately 5:00 p.m.
Friday, October 17, a 1988 Ford
van rolled over at least once,
injuring the driver, Michael M.
Yarrell, 17, and totalling the vehi-,
cle. He was transported to Bay
Medical Center by the
Wewahitchka Volunteer Ambu-
lance Service.
Two other passengers in the
vehicle escaped injury.
The accident currently
remains under investigation.

Adopt a Light
Pole on Reid
Anyone interested in "adopt-
ing" one of the new light poles
:which now beautifully adorn Reid
Avenue in Port St. Joe may do so
for a one time fee of $100 by con-
tacting Jean Mims, president of
the Merchants Association.
A plaque will later be placed
on Reid Avenue honoring those
who make #n "adoption". You may
contact Jean at 234 Reid Avenue
or by calling 229-6350.


PSJHS Band of Gold members Rocky Salzer (left in forefront) and Talon WhiteEagle (right) are
shown above performing a duet highlight amidst the halftime festivities during last Friday
night's football game.


PSJ Middle School Wins Two XC Meets


On October 8, the boys mid-
dle ,school cross country team
competed In a dual meet at Box R
Ranch in Apalachicola. Twelve
runners took part in the two mile
race.
-In the team competition, Port
St. Joe defeated Apalachicola by a
single point, 27-28, for the sec-
ond straight week.
In the individual competition,
John Watkins of Port St. Joe
placed first for the. second
straight week, with a personal
best time of 12:03. Ellis Davis of
Apalachicola placed second with
a time of 13:21.
Other members of the team
who competed in the meet were:
Joey Peters, 5th (13:46); Chris
Hendricks, 6th (14:19);, Dusty
Crews, 7th (15:03); Ricky Farmer,
8th (15:09); Troy Devoy,, 11th
(16:05); and Brad Blackmon,
12th (16:06).
Last Wednesday, the boys
middle school cross country team
competed against Apalachicola in
a dual meet in Port St. Joe. Fif-
teen runners took part in the two
mile event.
: In the team competition. Port
St. Joe defeated Apalachicola 24-
31. With this win, the Purple
Pack; has -won the first ,three
meets inr the'four-meet series.:
In the individual competition,
John Watkins of Port St. Joe
placed first for the third consecu-
tive week with a personal best.
His time of 11:56.4 established a
new middle school record. Chris
Hendricks placed second with a
time of, 13:04.8 (personal best).
Ryan Beavers of Apalachicola
placed third with a time of
13:20.9.
Other members of the the
team who competed in the meet
were: Joey Peters, 4th (13;21.1);
Dusty Crews, '8th (14:44.5); Ricky

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Watson Completes
Indoctrination
Navy Midshipman Charles M.
Watson, son of Charles T. and
Sharon F. Watson Port St. Joe,
recently completed six weeks of
U.S. Naval Academy Indoctrina-
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Maryland.
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preparation for commissioning as
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sailing and marksmanship.
Watson also learned the Brigade
of Midshipmen's Honor Concept.
He is a 1993 graduate of Port
St. Joe High School.


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Following an open date iln
their schedule last week, the
Wewahitchka Gators will take to
the gridiron again Friday night at
7:00 p.m. (CT). to meet Chattahoo-
chee's Yellow Jackets.
The Gators, 4-2 on the sea-
son, were originally scheduled to
travel to Yellow Jacket turf for the
match-up, but due to scheduling
conflicts, the game'was re-routed
to Gator Stadium.'I


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Battle of the Sharks This Friday

Rattlers Took Bite Out of Sharks (27-0) For Third Consecutive Loss


Purple Pack Takes Second.


Last Saturday, the boys cross
country team competed in the Ea-
gle Invitational, at Okaloosa-
Walton Community College in
Niceville. A total of 233 runners
from 34 schools took part in the
three mile race.
Taking1first place in the 5A-
6A team competition was Niceville
with 35 points. Top finisher in
the 2A-4A team competition with
84 points was Marianna. Port St.
Joe; came in a .close second
among the 14 schools in the 2A-
4A division with 89 points.
In the individual competition,
Phillip Laird of Niceville finished
first with a time of 15:54.
Rod Givens recorded the
highest overall finish for the
Sharks as he placed 13th with a
new personal best time of 16:57.
Other Purple Pack runners
who competed and their place-
ments were: Jeff Schweikert. 33rd
(17:18); Chad Thompson, 34th

Wewa VFW Post
Turkey Shoot
VFW Post #8285 in
Wewahitchka will 'be having a
turkey shoot every Saturday from
2 to 5 p.m. until November 22nd.
The shoot will take place at the
Creek Stop & Del! on Highway
71N. Bring your own gun and the
post will furnish the shells! '
For further information,
please call Commander Rex
Outlaw at 639-2055 or Elbert
Davis (chairman) at 639-2142.

GC Dog Hunters
Meeting Tonight
President Wallace Guillot has
announced that there will be a
meeting of the Gulf County Dog
Hunters Association on Thursday.,
October 23rd, beginning at '7
p.m., ET, at the White City Fire
Station.
Association members attend-
ing will be issued their decals
(included in; membership fees)
which have just been received.
The caps and vehicle tags will also
be available, for a small fee. All
members and others Interested
are urged to attend this meeting.

Gulf Rifle Club
Pistol Matches
Thee Gulf Rifle Club will hold
two pistol matches, a PPC (police
pistol combat) and a bullseye
match, on Saturday morning,
October 25th. Registration and
set-up will start at 8:30 and the
PPC match will begin at 9:00. The
bullseye match will follow the
conclusion of the PPC match.
Both matches will be restricted to
center-fire revolvers, or semi-
autos and each match will consist
of 60 rounds.
The club held its monthly .22
rifle matches last Saturday morn-
ing. The BR-50 match was won by
John Winfield with a score of
3310 and Alan Wackowski was in
second place with 2545.
The metallic silhouette match
was won by John Fadio with a
score of 30 targets and Houston
Whitfield followed with 26.
The club is shooting trap
every Sunday afternoon starting
at 2:30 and Thursday evening
starting at 6:30.
Call 229-8421 for additional
information about the shooting
activities of the club.

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This Saturday, October 25th,
the cross country team will com-
pete in the Panhandle Champion-
ships in Marianna. The meet will
be held at the Marianna football
stadium and will begin at 9:30
a.m.

Miller Wins!
The 1997 Handicap
Tournament of the St. Joseph's
Bay Country Club Ladies Golf
Association was held October 17,
at the country club. Out of a field
of 22, Margie Miller emerged as
the Handicap Champion with a
net 67 for her 18 holes of golf.
Prizes were also awarded to
Cathy Costin (net 68); Vivian
Hardy (net 68);) Dorothy Barlow,
(net 69); Shin Taunton (net 70);
and Pat Anema (net 72).
All the ladies 'winning
received appropriate golf related
prizes after a lovely luncheon
served in the clubhouse dining
room.
The participants in the tour-
nament appreciate the work of the
chairladies: Jean Gander, Jean
Fitzgerald and Marion McDonald.
They planned and executed a
great tournament, even to order-
ing beautiful weather


The FAMU High Baby Rattlers
(3-4) took a bite out of the Sharks
Friday night, handing them their
third defeat in a row, 27-0,. and
extending their record to 3-4 on
the season.
Jeremy Pompey and Taylor
Jacobs provided a balanced
attack for the Baby Rattlers, with
Pompey scoring twice on runs of
19 and six yards, while Jacobs
caught touchdown passes for 75
and 21 yards.
FAMU took the lead 6-0 with
3:55 remaining in the first quar-
ter, when Pompey raced three
yards for the touchdown to cap off
a six-play, 73 'yard drive. Davin
Baxter blocked the extra point try.
FAMU struck pay dirt twice
more in the second quarter on
touchdown passes for 147 yards.
Pompey scored FAMU's final
points of the game early in the
third quarter, finishing off a 68
yard drive with a six yard touch-
down run.
The Sharks accumulated 134
yards of offense during the game,
twice driving the ball deep into :
Rattler territory.
St. Joe took the opening kick-
off and drove to the FAMU 27 yard
line before the drive stalled. Jason
Brant's ,19 yard pass reception on
third-and-four, along with strong
running by Russell Russ and Jim
Faison, highlighted the drive.


Early in the fourth quarter,
the Sharks again drove deep into
FAMU's turf, to the 19 yard line,
only to be turned back by an
interception in the end zone.
Offensively.
Tyson Pittman carried the
ball 18 times for 96 yards rushing
and Jim Faison added 37 yards
on nine carries.
Quarterback Jarred -Patter-
son was two for five passing with
17 yards. Wayne Summers had
one catch for two yards and Jason
Brant had one for 15.
Defensively
Jason Brant led the team
with tackles, having 14 with one
tackle for a loss. Kyle Adkison and
Jim Faison added 12 and seven,
respectively, and both had tackles
for a loss. Faison also had one
sack.
James Daniels was credited
with. causing the only FAMU fum-


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Wewabitchka leads' district
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defeated Carrabelle 52-27 and
handing Apalachicola its only loss
this season 20-12. If St. Joe wins
Friday, both Port St. Joe and
Wewa will be guaranteed play-off
spots, staging the final game of
the season to decide who will be
the District 4 champions.


STATISTICS
PSJ
First Downs 10
Rushes/Yds. 35/117
Passing Yards 17
Total Yards 134
Passes 6/2/1
Fumbles/Lost 1/1
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,District 4-2A record will face off
against the Port St. Joe Sharks,
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1997 PAGE 1B


Cong. Boyd Joins Citizens for Breakfast

Speaks Off the Cuff; Spends a Portion of the Day at PSJ High School With Students


About three dozen local citi-
zens took breakfast with Con-
gressman Allen Boyd at Julie's
Restaurant last Friday morning,
while he was making a swing
through this area. Boyd taught a
class at Port St. Joe High School
while he was in town.
Boyd made a few remarks to
the group on matters happening
in Congress which directly affect-
S, ed local residents.
He said an agreement for the
U.S. Government to give the old
lighthouse and property at St. Jo-
seph's Peninsula to Gulf County
had reached the approval stage.
'The agreement only needs to
have the proper signatures af-
fixed in order to become final," he
said. 'That should come about in
just a few short weeks," he con-
tiriued.
"It looks as if we're going to
reached a balanced budget earlier
than expected," Boyd said. "If the
economy stays strong the budget
will be balanced in 1999 or early
in fiscal year 2000." The lawmak-
er said Congress is now working
on what to do with the surplus. "I
favor using it to pay off the old
debt," he said. "About 15% of the
*- present budget goes to pay inter-
est on the past debt and we need
to get rid of that expense, which
doesn't put one cop on the beat.
one book in a schoolroom or pave
the first foot of new highway."
He pointed with pride to Con-
gress' almost unanimous tax re-
lief measures passed in the last
session. "We gave relief primarily
to the capital gains taxes and
fixed some of the estate taxes to
remove some of the harsh meas-
ures which required especially
farmers from having to sell the in-
heritance to get money to pay in-
heritance taxes with." he ex-
plained.
When asked a question about
the effectiveness of NAFTA. Cong.
Boyd explained that the measure
had hit Florida especially hard.
"It has had a disastrous effect on
our winter vegetable growers.


Cong. Allen Boyd is shown being wel- unidentified students. Boyd spoke to the
corned to Port St. Joe High School Friday, Senior Class, briefly explaining to them the
by Senior Class President Leigh Lawrence. workings of government in the United
Looking on are Lisa Gentry and three other States.


While overall the affect has not
been that disastrous, its helping
the nation's economy, as a whole,
is still questionable. We won't be
satisfied until we remove some of
the inequities from the measure.
American growers and manufac-
turers need to be assured of 'play-
ing on a level field' so far as com-
petitiveness goes, before it will be
accepted by the American peo-
ple," he concluded.
The Congressman was ac-
companied by Jim Norton, Jerry
Smithwick and his son. Allen. Jr.
Norton is a legislative assistant of
the Congressman and Smithwick
is the area contact.


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Club's Big
An election of officers of the
Wewahltchka High School ROTC
Booster Club was held on
.,Spteniber-:29h,_ArM.JMlann was:
chosen to serve as president;
Viola Kemp,. vice-president:
Angela Suber, secretary: Linda
Lawrence and Linda Morris, trea-
surers.
A fund raising event is in
progress with 18 prizes to be
given away. ROTC students and
boosters are accepting $1.00
donations. The giveaway will be
held at the high school football
stadium at halftime on November
14. Everyone's support of the club
will be greatly appreciated!
The following businesses and
individuals have made donations:
Creek Stop & Dell, Fisher's Bait &
Tackle, Harold's Auto Parts,
Highway 22 Package Store &
Lounge, Fred and Bess Millirons ..
Randy's Discount Grocery and
Rowland Welding & Supply.
The top prize to be given away
is 100 scratch-off lottery tickets.
Additional prizes will be a $50
savings bond (Wewahitchka State
Bank); two adult life preserver
cushions and one child's preserv-
er vest (Dixie Dandy); $25 gift cer-
tificate (Rich's IGA); booster
cables (Gold Hat NAPA); dinner
for two at Maxine's, an outboard
motor foot oil change (R & R
Outboard Motor Repair); car oil
change and lube (A-1 Oil &
Muffler and Robinson's Car Care
Center).
Also giveaways will Include a
child's tricycle (Bill's Dollar Store):
$15 gift certificate (Fisher's
Hardware); dinner for two or pizza
of choice (Shiner Diner); $10 gas
certificate (The Junction): buffet

Gulf Schools Have
Successful Dropout
Prevention Program
The Gulf County School Dis-
trict's Dropout Prevention Pro-
gram efforts rank as outstanding
in the, state according to figures
recently released which cover the
1995-96 school year.
The district served 404 stu-
dents in grades four through
twelve with dropout prevention
programs. Thirty-two of 39 at-risk
seniors graduated, which reflects
a graduation rate of 82% for
those .seniors designated as "at-
risk". Those who did not graduate
remained in school.
The annual rate of dropout in
the district was less than 1%.
99+% of those in the prevention
programs remained in school
with a 95% promotion rate to the
next grade level.
SThere were 15 teen parents
served by theIteen parent pro-
*, grams In Gulfs schools. Five of
these were seniors and four of
them graduated, an 80% gradua-
tion rate for those in the program.


Giveaway
lunch for two (Big B): haircut by
Eddie (Eddie's Beauty Salon); and
a haircut by Cathy Hall, a sham-
PPQo. andseby Cindy- Ake,. and a
manicure by Cheryl Allison (Wewa
Beauty & Styling Salon).


Debra Brumbaugh, ,left, listens to Congressman Allen
Boyd as he explains the answer to a question she has asked
following the breakfast meeting with him last Friday.


Fall and Winter
Grazing Meeting
The Gulf. County Cattlemen
Association will sponsor a Fall
and Winter Grazing Meeting on
Monday, October 27, at the We-
wahitchka Community Center, lo-
cated at 210 East Third Street.
The meeting will start at 6:00
,p.rh. CST. Dr. Bob Stanley,
agronomist, with Institute of Food


BEST FOOT
By: Dr. Stephen J.

FAULTY FASCIA
Severe pain in the heel m
from several very different
The underlying problem mai
the heel itself. but a long
fibrous connective tissue ca
plantar fascia which runs f
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together with tendons and lig
controls movement of the join
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plantar fascia can set off a v
defects in foot mechanics. On
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heel, with no visible clue
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ter grazing in North Florida. Ron-
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on entering brood cows and maxi-
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:EB 2B ''THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1997


GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
SEPTEMBER 4, 1997
The Gulf County School Board met in
special session on September 4, 1997, at
6:30 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.
CHALLENGE PROGRAM: A group of
parents, students, and concerned citizens
met with the Board to address concerns
about the Challenge Program. Those
addressing the Board were Amber Davis,
Paul Fitzgerald, Tom Gibson, Tim Nelson,
Judy Campbell, Tom Curry, Tasha Powell,
Julia Six, and others. After a very lengthy
discussion, the Superintendent recom-
mended continuation of the Challenge
Program with modification to four days per
week, with no change of student contact
time. On motion by Mr. Redd, second by
Mr. Byrd, the Board approved the
Superintendent's recommendation with
the added stipulation that the issue be
revisited in thirty (30) days, in order to give
the Superintendent time, to come up with
additional funding to possibly return the
program to a five day per week program.
The vote was as follows: Pridgeon, Pierce,
Byrd, and Redd voting YEA; Norton voting
NAY.
The meeting adjourned at 9:45 P.M.

GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
SEPTEMBER 9, 1997
The Gulf County School Board met in
a regular session on September 9, 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.
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.
RECOGNITION OF COACHES: The
Chairman read resolutions and the Board
presented plaques expressing its apprecia-
tion and gratitude to Jay Bidwell, Charles
Fortner, Jay Kearce, Vernon Eppinette,
Scott Gowan, and Duane McFarland for
exemplifying such superior standards in
achieving the following:.
Jay Bidwell awarded the "1996
Florida Athletic Coaches Association Class
2A Boys-Cross Country Coach of the Year."
Charles Fortner awarded the "1997
All Big Bend Softball Coach of the Year."
Jay Kearce awarded the "1997
Florida Athletic Coaches Association Class
2A Boys Baseball Coach of the Year."
Vernon Eppinette awarded the "1996-
97 National Coaches Association National
Region 3 Basketball Coach of the Year,"
and the "1996-97 Florida Athletic Coaches
Association Class 3A Boys Basketball
Coach of the Year."
Scott Gowan awarded the "1996 All
Big Bend Boys' Cross Country Coach of
the Year," "1997 All Big Bend Boys' Track
and Field Coach of the Year," "1997 Florida
Athletic Coaches Association Class 3A
Boys Track and Field Coach of the Year,"
and the "1997 Florida Athletic Coaches
Association State Boys' Track and Field
Coach of the Year."
Duane McFarland awarded the "1997
All Big Bend Baseball Coach of the Year,"
and -1997. Florida Athletic Coaches
Asnci3atl,o"1ass 3A Boys Baseball Coach
ol _he Year" "
PUBLETC HEARING ON FINAL BUD-
GET AND MILLAGE: There was no
response from the general public.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the millage rate of 6.359 for
Required Local Effort Tax.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the millage rate of .510 for
Regular Discrenonary Tax.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the millag6 rate of .188 for
Supplemental Discretionary Tax.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Norton. the Board approved the mill-
age rate of 961 for Local Capital
Improvement Tax with Pierce, Byrd,
Norton, and Redd voting. YEA; .Pridgeon
voting NAY. Mrs. Pridgeon stated she felt
there was no need for the purchase of new
buses in this fiscal year.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mrs. Norton, the Board approved the final
budget for fiscal year July 1, 1997 through
June 30, 1998, with Pierce, Byrd, Norton,
and Redd voting YEA; Pndgeon voting NAY.
PUBLIC HEARING ON POLICY
CHANGES: In accordance with Florida
Statutes, the Board advertised policy
changes relating to Administration of
Medication and Pupil Progression Plan.
The public was given opportunity (to pro-
vide input. There was no response from
the general public.
HEALTH SERVICES ANNUAL
REPORT: Mr. Douglas M. Kent,
Administrator of the Gulf County Public
Health Unit, presented the Board with a
brief update on services and activities
being provided by the Unit. The Board
requested the Superintendent write a let-
ter of commendation to Mr. Kent and his
staff for a job well done.
HEAR FROM PUBLIC: Mr. Ned Alles
addressed the Board regarding the possi-
bility of psychological services for the
school system being contracted through
the Gulf County Guidance Clinic. Also,.Mr.
Ailes expressed concerns about proce-
dures to insure that the principals' posi-
tions being vacated in December and
January due to retirement are filled by the
best qualified candidates.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On motion
by Mrs. Pierce, second by Mr. Redd, and
unanimous vote, the Board adopted the
agenda.
BUDGET MATTERS/PAYMENT OF
BILLS: On motion by Mrs. Norton, second
by Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved payment of bills.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: On
motion by Mr. Redd, second ,by Mrs.
Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board .
approved the minutes for July 29, 1997,
and August 5, 1997.
PERSONNEL MATTERS: On
motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mr. Redd,
and unanimous vote, the Board acknowl-
edged out-of-field teachers for the 1997-98
school year: Wewahitchka Elementary
School Sue Abreau, Marlene Whitfleld;
Port St. Joe Elementary None; PE~r-St.
Joe High School George Baston, Walter
Watford, Caren White; Port St. Joe Middle
School Vernon Eppinette, Rebecca
Lacour; Highland View Elementary School
Sissy Godwin; Wewahltchka H School
Lisa Alcorn, Martin Russ, Stephanie
Wade. Mr. Watson advised that parents
have been notified if their'child is being


taught by out-of-field teachers.
On -motion by Mr. Redd, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved request for leave of absence from
Mrs. Linda Johnson, third grade teacher at
Port St. Joe Elementary School, for the
remainder of the 1997-98 school yearn
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved Bob Baston for the position of
ESE teacher at Port St. Joe High for the
1997-98 school year.


On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved Duane McFarland for the
supplemental position of Principal
Deslgnee at Port St. Joe Elementary
School for the 1997-98 school year.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved Martin Adklson for the supple-
mental position of Principal Designee at
Port St. Joe Middle School for the 1997-98
school year.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved Lori Price for the supple-
mental position of Principal Designee at
Wewahitchka Elementary School for the
first semester of the 1997-98 school year.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved Terry Linton and Tim Hammon
for the supplemental positions of adminis-
trative deslgnees at Wewahitchka High
School for the 1997-98 school year.
Compensation will be $600 each for the
1997-98 school year.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board
tabled recommendations for Principal
Deslgnees at Highland View Elementary
School.
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the
Board accepted resignation of Natalie G.
Wisdahl from her position as teacher at
Wewahitchka High School effective August
29, 1997.
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved Clayton Wooten for the
teaching position being vacated by Natalie
Wisdahl for the remainder of the 1997-98
school year.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved Clayton Wooten be paid at the
rate of a regular teacher for substituting
for Jay Kearce after the Initial 10 day peri-
od (regular teacher pay will be for three
days).
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by-
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved Clayton Wooten for the
position of homebound teacher at
Wewahitchka High School.
On, motion by Mr. Redd, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following for the homebound
.teaching positions at Port St. Joe High
School: Ms. Caren White and Mrs. Rachel
Crews.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the following part-time
personnel for the Gulf County Adult
School 'for the 1997-98 school year:
Simona Pittman, Denise Williams, Rebecca
Birmingham, Etna Gaskin, and Sue
Dickens.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mr. Redd, the Board denied request by
Joseph S. Walker, Sr., to receive 100% of
accrued sick leave upon his retirement at
the end of the 1997-98 school year since
his request was not made within time lines
established in the Master Contract with
Pridgeon, Pierce, Byrd, Redd voting YEA;
Norton voting NAY. p r.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board accepted resignation from the fol-
lowing: Varsity Softball Martin Adkison,
Varsity Boys Golf Jim Belin.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following 1997-98 supple-
mental positions for fall sports 'and
' -extracurricular activities already in
progress:
Port St. Joe tHgh School
Junior Class Sponsors Donna
Fettinger, Clarence Monette, Simona
Pittman;
Senior Class Sponsors Minnie
Likely, Sarah Turner, Martha Weimorts;
Yearbook Sponsor Clarence
Monette;
Student. Government Association -
Rodney Herring;
Junior Varsity Cheerleader Sponsor -
Denise Williams;
Varsity Cheerleader Sponsor Laurel
Riley;
Band Director Mitch Bouington;
Choral, Director Ann Comforter;
Flag Corps Sponsor Gloria Gant;
Athletic Director Chuck Gannon;
Girls-Cross Country Coach Vernon
Eppinette; .
Boys Cross Country Coach Scott
Gowan;
Girls Varsity Volleyball Coach -.
Mellssa Ramsey; ,
Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Coach
Jim Belin;
Head Varsity Football Chuck
Gannon;
Assistant Football Coaches (2 are
Junior Varsity) Buck Watford, Duane
McFarland, Bob Baston, Kenny Parker,
* Wayne Stevens.
Prt st. Joe Middle School
M/J Head Football Coach Martin
Adkldson;
M/J Assistant Football Coach Steve
Maxwell;
M/J Minor Sports '2nd Team
(Volleyball) TBA.-
Wewahltchka High School
Athletic Director Wayne Flowers;
Head Varsity Football Coach Wayne
Assistant Varsity Football Coaches -
Charles Fortner, Jerry Gaskin;
Junior High Football Coach Grant
Grantham;
Assistant Junior High Football Coach
Martin Russ, Daniel Miller;
Cross Country Coach TBA;
Volleyball Coach Jan Thomburg;
Junior Varsity Volleyball Coach -
Brenda Little;
Band Director Terry Stryker;
Varsity Cheerleader Sponsor Kim
Whitfileld;
Junior Varsity Cheerleader Sponsor -
Rene Forehand;
Junior Class Sponsors Evelyn Cox,
Terry Linton;
Senior Class Sponsors Dawn
Alcorn, Sue Dickens;
Yearbook Sponsor Debbie Cole;
High School Student Council Sponsor
Tim Hammon;
Majorette/Flag Corps Sponsor -
Debbie Cole.
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the following coaches who
are not School Board employees for the
1997-98 school year: Jerry Gaskin, Daniel
Miller, and Jan Thomburg.


On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board
accepted the resignation of Edith Godfrey
from her position as In-School Suspension
Aide at Port St. Joe High School and
approved Marty Riley to fill that position
for the 1997-98 school year.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the transfer of Becky
Hamm from her position as Assistant
Manager of School Food Service at
Wewahitchka High School to Manager of
School Food Service at Wewahitchka


Elementary School for the 1997-98 school
year.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved Pansy Wymes for the position of
School Food Service Assistant Mant Manager at
Wewahitchka Elementary School for the
1997-98 school year.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved Jean Johnson for the
position of Assistant Manager of School
Food Service at Wewahitchka High School
for the 1997-98 school year.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved Phyllis Gortman for one o
hour of additional pay to transport stu-
dents (7 hours aide/I hour bus driver) for
the 1997-98 school year.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved Angie Suber for the position of
bus driver for transporting students from
Wewahitchka to Panama City by station '
wagon for the 1997-98 school year.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the following revised sub-
stitute bus driver list for the 1997-98
school year: Brenda Ake, Brenda Little,
Janice Nelson, Patricia Strayer, Mary King,
Sheila Fennell, Julianne Carr, Mary At.
Peak, Teresa Redd, Bernice Fortner, Carla
Jo Newman.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved Mary Ann Peak as a substitute
bus driver for Phyllis Gortman. Mrs. Peak
will be paid two hours per day.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board,
approved Carolyn Peak for, one hour addi-
tional pay as cashier at. Highland View
Elementary School forte 1997-98 school
year.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by,
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved Wanda Nixon's pay status as
Secretary 11 at Port St. Joe Middle School
be changed to a 12-month employee effec-.
tive July 1, 1997.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved Mary Ann Peak and Jane
Wade as part-time teacher aides at
Wewahitchka Elementary School for the
1997-98 school year.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved transfer of Debra
Anderson from the position of library aide )
to the position of Secretary II at Port St.
Joe Elementary School for the 1997-98
school year.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs: Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved Brenda Jordan's
Secretary 'II position become a full-time
position (7 hours per day). Mrs. Crosby is
to continue paying the additional three
hours out of grant monies If at all possible.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved Janie Adkison for the position of
Finance I in the District office effective
August 18, 1997.
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following bus driver mileage
supplements for 1997-98 school year:
20-35 mileage supplements
Debbie Williams, Betty Fain, Roy
Norris, Donna Jackson, Lee Hall
36 + mileage supplements
Hazel Simmons
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by,-
Mr. Redd, andunanimous vote, the Board
the following substitute teachers in the
Gulf County School system for the 1997-
98 school year: Connie T. Myrick, Heather
N. Johnson, Lisa D. Carter, Lynn M.
Bennett.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved Vickie Sue Simmons as a substi-
tute custodial worker in the Gulf County
School system for the 1997-98 school year.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board&
approved Linda Littleton as a substitute
School Food Service worker for the 1997-
98 school year.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved David Griffin, a student at
Port St. Joe High School, as DCT student
worker at the Port St. Joe bus barn three
hours a day, five days per week.
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion
by Mr. Byrd, second by Mr. Redd, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved
1997-98 Agreement between the Bay
County School Board and the Gulf County
School Board to provide for the education
of Bay County students living in the vicin-
ity of Mexico Beach.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by -
Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the Director of Curriculum and
Human Resources recommendation for
four half days of release Ume in the 1997-
98 school year in order to provide training
for teachers on incorporating the Sunshine
State Standards into lesson plans. Those
dates are 1/2 day October 20; 1/2 day
December 1: 1/2 day February 16; and
1/2 day March 23. Bell schedules at the
high school level are to be modified to
accommodate time in all classes.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the 1997 Articulation
Agreement between Gulf District School
Board and Gulf Coast Community College.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mr. Byrd, the Board approved the 1997-98
Cooperative Agreement between North
Florida Head Start and the Gulf County
School Board with Pridgeon, Byrd, and
Norton voting YEA; Pierce and Redd voting
NAY.
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the
Boai-d approved the 1997-98 Dropout
Prevention Plan.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved a Letter of Agreement for
the 1997-98 school year .with Panhandle
Area Educational Cooperative for provid-
ing services to the Gulf County School
District through the Drug-Free Schools
Program in the amount of $3,000.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the 1997 Revisions of the Pupil
Progression Plan.
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the 1997-98 Early
Childhood Services Collaborative Grant.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved 1997-98 contract for services
with Chemical Addiction Recovery Effort
(CARE) in the amount $1250.
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the


Board approved Agreements with ABC
Rehabilitation Services for the 1997-98
school year for Physical Therapy contract
services and Occupational Therapy con-
tract services.
SCHOOL HANDBOOKS, CODES OF
CONDUCT & SCHEDULES: On motion by
Mr. Redd, second by Mr. Byrd, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved hand-
books, codes of conduct, and schedules for
the Gulf County Adult School, Highland
View Elementary School, Port St. Joe
Elementary School, Port St. Joe High


School, Wewahitchka High School, and
Wewahitchka Elementary School.
SCHOOL ACTIVITY FUNDS AUDIT
REPORT FOR 1996-97: On motion by
Mrs. Pierce, second by Mr. Byrd, and
unanimous vote, the Board acknowledged
receipt of the 1996-97 School Activity
Funds Financial Statements with
Independent Auditor's Report from T.
Michael Tucker, Certified Public
Accountant.
STUDENT MATTERS: On motion by
Mr. Redd, second by Mr. Byrd, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved the follow-
ing student matters:
Approved request for Christopher
White, a Calhoun County resident, to
attend Wewahitchka High School for the
1997-98 school year.
Approved request for Josh Mauldin, a
Calhoun County resident, to attend
Wewahitchka High School for the 1997-98
school year.
Approved request for Candace
Griffin, a Calhoun County resident, to
attend Wewahitchka Elementary School
for the 1997-98 school year.
Approved request for Crystal Hughes
to be transported by station wagon on a
space available basis to Haney Vocational
School from Wewahitchka.
Approved request for Angela Chante
Madrid to transfer from Highland View
Elementary School to Port St. Joe
Elementary School for the 1997-98 school
year.
Approved request for Kayla J. Minger
to attend Wewahitchka Elementary School
for the 1997-98 school year.
TRANSPORTATION MATTERS: A
motion by Mrs. Pierce, seconded by Mr.
Byrd to deny a bus stop on Whippoorwill
due to conditions stated in the recommen-
dation by the Director of Transportation
not to approve the stop was defeated with
Pridgeon, Norton, and Redd voting NAY;
Pierce and Byrd voting YEA. On motion by
Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. Norton, and
unanimous vote, the Board tabled the
issue until further investigation can take
place.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board denied request from student resid-
ing at 808 Garrison Avenue, Port St. Joe,
to catch the Howard's', Creek bus at
Westcott Circle and Garrison Avenue to
Port St. Joe Elementary School due to stu-
dent-living within the two mile limit from
the school.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the use of a station wagon
to transport ESE students from
Wewahttchka to Panama City by one
employee.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the 1997-98 Bus Route
Maps.,
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: On
motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs.
Norton, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved early dismissal in Port St. Joe
schools on October 10, 1997, due to
Homecoming activities at Port St. Joe High.
School.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the 1997-98 School Advisory
Council for Wewahitchka High School.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved use of the Wewahitchka
Elementary School gym by the
Wewahitchka High School Cheerleaders for
a tumbling class to held as a fund raiser.
Stipulations to meet safety requirements,
etc. are to be sent to Kim Whitfield, spon-
sor, in writing.
The Board requested that the
Superintendent write a letter of commen-_
dation to Wewahltchka High School fqr,
recently being the only public school to be
ranked in the "Top 10" of Class A, 2A, and
3A in the all-sports award program.
The Board requested that the
Superintendent write a letter of commen-
dation to Sara Joe Wooten and staff for
their excellent job performance on the
JTPA Title II-B program this past summer.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board
the Superintendent's request to issue
passes to all school board employees for
events sponsored 'by all Gulf County
schools for the 1997-98 school year.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved graduation date of May 18, 1998,
for the Gulf County Adult School.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved baccalaureate and graduation
dates as follows for Port St. Joe High
School for the 1997-98 school year:
Baccalaureate Wednesday, May 13,.
1998; Graduation Thursday, May 14,
1998.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by,
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved baccalaureate and kradu-
ation dates as follows for 'Weaahitchka
High School for the 1997-98 school year:
Baccalaureate Sunday, May 10, 1998;
Graduation Friday, May 15, 1998.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote; the
Board approved permission to advertise
for the following amendments and policy
changes to bring Gulf County School
Board policy into conipliance with Florida
Statutes and State Board of Education
Rules:
3.60 Home Education Program
4.452 Habitual Truancy
4.461 Statutory Requirements
5.3246 Fingerprinting
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved recommendation for con-
tinuation of swill removal agreements with
Charlie Clements, Clenton Brownell, and
Bruce Nixon.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved request for use of
Wewahitchka High School facilities as an
alternative command staging area by the
Florida Army National Guard.
VOTE ON POLICY CHANGES: On
motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs.
Norton, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved policy change 4.713
Administration of Medication.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved policy changes to the
Pupil Progression Plan.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no
further business, the meeting adjourned
at 8:55 P.M.

GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
SEPTEMBER 15, 1997
The Gulf County School Board met in


special session on September 15, 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, and Caroline Norton. Oscar Redd
was absent. The Superintendent and
Board Attorney were also present.
PUBLIC HEARING ON DISTRICT
CODE OF CONDUCT: There was no
response from the general public.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the District Code of Conduct for
the 1997-98 school year.
There being no further business, the
meeting adjourned at 9:10 A.M.


What Causes Brilliant



Color In Fall Leaves?



Jack Frost or Great Bear?


by Roy Lee Carter,
County Extension Director
For centuries, the brilliant
change of leaf colors each fall was
surrounded by mystery and su-
perstition. From Jack Frost to the
Blood of the Great Bear, almost
every society-had its own legend
explaining the phenomenon.
Plant scientists have finally un-
raveled the secrets of fall colora-
tion. I'll explain what causes
leaves to change color in autumn.
We may not see the incredible
burst of vivid fall leaf color our
northern neighbors enjoy each
year, but we do have enough tem-
perate region plants in some
parts of Florida to give us some
seasonal change in foliage color.
Even Floridians residing in
the southernmost portion of our
state might like to know why the
leaves of some trees and shrubs
change color as the weather cools
in northern areas.
The brilliant display of au-
tumn leaves is brought on by a
combination of things-falling
temperatures, shorter days, and
certain chemical substances,
called pigments, found in leaf tis-
sues.
Some of the pigments that
give autumn leaves their bright
colors are actually present in the
leaves as soon as they unfold in
the spring. But, during spring
and summer, when the plants are
growing vigorously, a ,green-
colored material called chloro-
phyll dominates the other leaf
pigments.
Chlorophyll plays an impor-
tant part in a process called pho-
tosynthesis-the process by
which plants capture energy from
sunlight and manufacture food.
Chlorophyll is produced in
the leaves of most plants during
their active growing season. But,
in the fall, as plants get ready for
dormancy, the production of new
chlorophyll slows down. Finally,
it stops altogether. and there's no
chlorophyll left in the leaves.
When this happens, the other leaf
pigments-those mentioned earli-
er-take over and you see the
bright cool-season colors.
Pigments called carotenoids
(CARE-oh-teh-NOIDS) make the
leaves turn orange. red, yellow,
and, ; brown. Other pigments,
called anthocynanins (AN-tho-CY-
ah-NINS), are developed because
of the changing weather condi-
tions.
Bright, clear autumn days'
and cooler temperatures produce
shades of.red and purple in the
leaves. Still another group of pig-
ments, called anthoxanthins (AN-
tho-ZAN-thins), cause yellow col-
oring in some foliage.
So, even though Florida's
landscape is not famous for bril-
liant fall color, there are plants in
some areas that do change color


by: Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County Agent


with the seasons. It's a good idea
to include a few of these in home
plantings.
Unlike most of the flowering
shrubs, which hold their blos-
soms for only a brief period, the
trees and shrubs that turn color
in the fall will usually retain their
varied hues for a month or more,
depending on the weather.
Some of the trees which will
add fall "eye appeal" to your land-
scape are the goldenrain tree, red
swamp myrtle/, dogwood, sweet
gum, crepe myrtle, tulip tree, and
chinese tallow. Each of these has
its own unique color, but these
can change somewhat from year
to year, according to seasonal.
conditions.
However, choosing one or two
of these plants will assure you of
some fall change in foliage hues.
To find out what choices would
be best for your area, check with.
your garden center or County Ex-
tension Director. .


Kinard Carnival

This Saturday
The annual Kinard Halloween
Carnival will be held on Saturday,
October 25 from 5 p.m.'-4mll at
the Kinard Community Center.
The event, sponsored by the
Kinard Volunteer Fire Department
will feature all sorts of activities
including a cake walk, dunking
booth, spook room, cake auction
and games for all ages.

A variety of delicious food will
be served and door prizes will be
awarded including the grand prize
drawing for $500 cash. The tradi-
tional children's costume contest
will be held with two categories-
birth to five years, and six to 12
years.


This column is provided as a service of the Guff County Guidance Clinic, Inc., a professional, counseling
and-mental health center. It is not intended to replace psychological counseling or treatment services.

Dear Counselor: might consider looking at chang-


I am in a high stress job
which requires a lot of creativity
and hard work. The hard work is
not a problem. I am divorced and
have two grown sons who live in
another state, so my home life is
often quiet.
I enjoy my work (or aspects of
it) and work fills some of the quiet,
sometimes lonely times. But late-
ly, I've been dreading work, not
wanting to get up, even wanting to
call in sick (but I think this would
be wrong) just to take a day off.
When I'm home, however, I
don't want to do anything. It's also
really hard to concentrate and
think up new ideas-my mind just
goes blank and I used to pride
myself on creativity. I feel like I
could do my job in my sleep-it's
gotten too easy. What can I do to
fix my attitude problem?
Signed, Perplexed
Dear Friend,
What you might be describing
could be the early stages of a con-
dition called burnout. This often
happens to people in responsible,
professional jobs, especially high
achievers who are perfectionists
and who set high goals for them-
selves (also known as "Type A"
personality).
The way to cope with this
problem area could take a num-
ber of avenues. One, you could
assess, on your own or with the
help of a friend, the overall quali-
ty of life. If you can afford it, a
leave of absence to travel or to do
neglected hobbies might rejuve-
nate you.
If this is not possible, you


ing jobs. This might be frighten-
ing, especially if you've held the
same job for some time.
Review and update with your
resume. Check the newspaper,
internet and talk to friends about
the kinds of Jobs you might be
interested in. If relocation would
be involved, you might begin look-
ing at your finances to prepare
your budget for the possibility.
If you choose to remain at
your position, you might
approach your supervisor and
request additional duties or a new
job altogether within the same
company. Sometimes a new
assignment or project can help to
build enthusiasm. If there are
training or new learning opportu-
nities within your present job, this
may stimulate your interests also.
Finally, mild depression may
be interfering with your ability to
concentrate, being creative and
wanting to come to work. A
trained counselor could help you
sort through these issues and
help you come to some resolution.
The Gulf County Guidance Clinic
can provide these services. I hope
you find the support you deserve.
Laura 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.


Extension


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1997 PAGE 3B


Roberson Addresses Rotary Club


Ralph Roberson, who will
open his offices as a, Certified
Public Accountant in Port St. Joe
next month, gave the Rotarlans a
short insight to what the new tax
laws will look like this year, with
quick action by the Congress on
the matter. "An agreement by this
many individual Congressmen,
this quick, made the changes ap--
pear to be almost without objec-
tion," Roberson said.
."Congress made over 1,000
changes that will have a positive
effect on the full spectrum of tax-
es," he said.
"Capital gains taxes had
some relief built into the manner
of reporting. IRA's were liberalized
into two different kinds: the tradi-
tional kind which requires leaving
them intact until age 70 or face
penalties, and another type which
allows borrowing, without penal-
ties, for educating your children
or investing in a first home.
Relief was built into certain
sources of Income in order to pay
for higher education for children,
from actual credits to tax-free
savings accounts.
Estate exemption from taxes
was increased from $650,000, to
* $1 million. Some relief was given
small business.
Patty Bartlum, -secretary to
Allen Cox, gave a report on the
pending Rotary Citrus Sale, to be
conducted by the club during the
holiday season.
Guests of the club were Eric
Keller. of Margate, England, and
George Lyles of St. Louis, Mo.


Congressman Allen Boyd presented an American Flag to
the Rotary Club, which had flown over the U.S. Capitol
building in Washington D. C., Friday. Boyd made. the presen-
tation to Rotary President Bill Lyles. Lyles said he received
a similar presentation from. then-Congressman Earl Hutto,
20 years ago. Lyles was president of the club at that time,
also.


I -"-.- -
Fire Safety At
Faith Christian
,Q Qctober 14,'. Chief John
Fordd of the Port' SL Joe Fire
Department visited the K-3 and
K-4 classes of Faith Christian
School.
The children have been learn-


ing about fire safety. "Mr. John"
explained the rules for being safe
and what one should do in case of
fire. ;;;
SThe children and their teach-
ers, Ms. Cara, Ms. "B', Ms;.
Debbie and Ms. Alicia would like
to say thanks to Mr. John for
being a community helper.


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Faith Christian. Tonight,
Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Is "Open House" for all parents.
and students in grades one
through 12. Report cards will be.
given out in the Individual class-'
rooms, and refreshments and fel-
lowship will be enjoyed in the '
auditorium.
Our fall book fair is being held
In the high school library and will
run throughFridayvtOctobera-24<- (ts
will open Thursday evening during
the. parent/teacb er,, fellowyshipp
time.
The 'three and four year old
kindergarten children who are
now at the annex on Eighth Street
will be coming to the "big" school
at 801 Twentieth Street, beginning
Monday, October 27. This Friday,..
stating at 12:00 noon, we will
move tables, chairs, books, etc.,"
and helpers are welcome. Daddies
will be needed to move. the play-
ground equipment at a later date..
The Christmas cards are, in
and students will be delivering'

Parents 6f Pre-
Kindergartners,
Sixth Graders
Florida Law no requires all
students who will be entering,
kindergarten and seventh grade
for the 1998-99 school year to
receive the following Immuniza-
tions: (1.) Hepatitis B (three shots
that require six months to coam-
plete); '(2.) ': MMR (measles;
mumps, rubella); and (3.) TB'
(tetanus booster).
All shots are available free at
the Gulf County Health
Department. If shots are received
through a private physician, then
it is the parent's responsibility to
provide proof of immunization to
the school or to the health'depart-
ment.
The. Hepatitis B,. series must
be started no later than January
1998 in order for' the sttideit' to
be allowed to start school in
August 1998. For further infor-
mation, you may contact the'
health department at 227-1276 or',
,Gail Blackmon (School Nurse) at
227-3455 or 227-7256.


Annual Veterans
Day Celebration
Plans for the third annual
Veterans Day Celebration are in
full swing. The event is being
sponsored by the Veterans of For-
eign Wars Post #10069 and the
Ladies Auxiliary.
The celebration will be held
at the post home, 1774 Trout Av-
enue, Highland View on Satur-
day, November 15th from 12:00
to 4:00 p.m. EST. In case of rain,
this event has been rescheduled
for November 22nd.
A variety of entertainment,

Small Business
Seminar Offered
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege's Small Business Develop-
ment Center will offer a seminar
entitled, "Accounting and Record-
keeping for Small Businesses," on
Tuesday, October 28 from 6:00 to
9:00 p.m. at the Port St. Joe/Gulf
County Public Library. The in-
structor for this class will be Wil-
lidm Steiner, a local Certified
'Public Accountant.
Prospective 'entrepreneurs
and existing business owners will
learn about the basic require-.
ments and appropriate methods
of recordkeeping in a small busi-
ness. Topics include recordkeep-
ing, tax reporting requirements,
employee expenses, and monthly
income statements.,


Reservations may be made by"
paying a $15.00, registration fee
in advance at "the Port St. Joe-
Gulf County Chamber of Com-
merce. For additional information
call the Gulf Coun.ty Chamber of
Commerce at 850-227- 1223. .


Lion's Tale
News Column
Faith Christian School
them during the next two weeks.
Grade five through eight sci-
ence classes will be going on a field
trip this Friday to the F.S.U.
Marine Biology Lab at Alligator
Point.
Students in grades seven to 12
will be at The Wilds, a Christian
camp In North Carolina all of next
week, October 27 to 31. We wish
for them a profitable and safe trip.
In today's column, we would
like to introduce you to,Kim Duty,
our five year old kindergarten
teabcher- ".. I! ,:' 7 L
'My name is Kimbery Duty. i
lived for 18 years in Missouri and
after graduation from high school,
I joined the Air Force, where I met
my husband. My husband is Rev.
Bruce Duty, the pastor of Grace
Baptist Church. We have been
married for 13 years and have
two -boys, Josh and Shane..
We lived in the mid-west until
our call'to come: to Grace Baptist
this past year. We are enjoying the
Florida weather, the pretty beach-
es'and the wonderful, people here.
I am having a great lime
teaching K-5 at Faith Christian
School. Working with children iq a
joy to me."


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planned for the day. This will in-
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kids as well as just plenty of good
music. Trophies will be awarded
to the oldest and youngest vete-
ran in attendance and also to the,
best-dressed G.I. Joe and G.I.
Jane. A .plentiful supply of free
hamburgers, hot dogs, and sodas
will be available, and door prizes
will be given away every five min-
utes.


The group would like to
thank the merchants of Port St.
Joe and Mexico Beach for, their
support of this event and for their
numerous donations of nice door
prizes.
Because .this event has been
planned solely for the public, the
VFW and Ladies Auxiliary would
like to extend the warmest of invi-
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PSJES Fall Festival Poster Winners
The Port St. Joe Elementary School PTO officers would like
to thank all the children that participated in their recent poster
contest-they shown there's some real talent in the school's
young students.
Be sure to look around town for posters designed by the prize
winners in the photo above, and stop by the school Saturday,
October 25th from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. for a fun-filled day.
[Photo on left]In order of finish (first, second, third), from'
W .eft are: first .row-.ekLndergartners Haley Cimino, Jenifer
'Kennington and Ja;g. b4pbs~ siond) 4gw-4irst grades Robert
Martin, KarissaMc~uIu7 e and Sarah Hiscock; third row-second
graders SamanthaJenaes, Lacey Williams and Meagen Langley;
and fourth ro -1ft'r i? 'InfWs INtM *'bdhWnm, Angelica
Driesbach and Kevin Quaranta.
[Photo on right] In order of finish, from left are: first row-
fourth graders Emily Raffleld, Andrew Furr and Kayleigh Lewis;
second row-fifth graders Caisey Spriggs, Karl Dykes anid
Whitney Nixon; third row-sixth graders Lindsey Hill, Brittany
Alford (not pictured) and B.J. Pierce; and fourth row-ESE stu-
dents (all first place winners) Andrew Stevenson, Shtavia
Franklin, Jerry Filmore, Alex Boykins and Ricky Pasco.


Bulldog News

Port St. Joe Elementary School


"Students Of The Week"
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week" .
Stephanie Clay, Caroline Allen,
Bryce Nelson, Jimmy Curry,
Shannon Riley, Nikkitta Bobzien
and Jeffery Derosier.
Bulldog Beat
The Bulldog Beat, our school
newspaper, is on sale for 25 cents
during break at the school store
and at' Ms. Minger's. classroom.
Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week will be
observed October 23-31. The rib-
bon symbolizes an anti-drug
effort started after the 1985 tor-
ture and murder of Drug
Enforcement Agency (DEA) agent
Enrique Camarena by drug war-
lords.
During Red Ribbon Week,
students, teachers and communi-
ty leaders wear ribbons to show
their commitment to help create a
drug-free America.
Report Cards
Report cards will be sent
home on Friday, October 24. If
you would like to schedule a par-
ent/teacher conference, please
call 227-1221.
Fall Festival
Our Fall Festival will take
place on Saturday, October 25
from 10:00 to 1:00. Bring the
whole family for a fun-filled day!
Susan Duer
On Tuesday, October 28,
Susan Duer will present a piano
concert entitled, "The Young
Mozart" to all of our students.
Volunteer Spotlight
Our volunteer spotlight. for
the week is on Linda Wright.
Linda works with Mrs. Smallwood
which she feels allows Mrs.


Smallwood to devote more time to
teaching. Her hobbies include
walking, swimming, yard work
and biking. Linda attended Gulf
Coast Community College,
Pensacola Junior College and
Florida State University. Thanks,
Linda, for making our school a
better place!
PTO Talent Show
Tryouts for the fourth
through sixth grade "Talent
Show" will be held on Tuesday,
November 4. Please make sure
you have everything you need
(music, costumes, batons, etc.) to
perform your act. A parent per-
mission form is also required. For
more information, please call Kim
Smith at 227-1718.


Band of Gold News
el*If you would like to help with
the Band of Gold concessions,
please call Cindy Belin at 647-
5222.
*The Band of Gold is asking
donations of $1.00 to support the
band program. A drawing will be
held from those making donations
for the chance to win $100 cash.
See any band student or call Ann
Comforter or Mitch Bouington at
229-8252.
*For $10.00 you can become
a member of the Band Boosters.
Contact Mitch Bouington (229-
8252) or Cindy Belin for more
information. Thanks to Oliver and
Laura Taylor for becoming the lat-
est members to join.
*The next meeting of the
boosters will be Monday,
November 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the
band room. All parents of band
students are invited to attend.


'97-'98


Shark Talk
By: Amanda Phillips


Congratulations to Jarred
Patterson and Emily Thompson
who have been selected as Port St.
Joe High School's nominees in the
WJHG/Buffalo Rock "Student of
the Year" scholarship competition.
In an upsetting game last
Friday night, the Port St. Joe
Sharks lost 27-0 against FAMU.
This Friday, the Sharks will host
Apalachicola in a district game,
the last home game of the season.
Good luck, Sharks!
Congratulations to the boys'
cross country team for their per-


formance in the Niceville Eagle
Invitational last Saturday. They
finished second out of the 14
teams competing. Saturday, the
team will travel to Marianna for.
the Panhandle Championship.
Good luck, Purple Pack!
This past Friday, the seniors
had a unique opportunity to meet
and listen to Congressman Allen
Boyd speak on what he does in
Washington, D.C., how he got
there, and how the government
works.


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Report Card Night! ...
Thursday night, October 23
(TONIGHT) from 6 to 7 p.m., par-
ents are asked to come to the high
school to pick up the first report
card of the year. Please plan to do
this-at the same time, parents
will be asked to fill out a short 10-
question survey about how you
feel about Wewahitchka High
School. Your input is needed to
help us design the 1998-99
School Improvement plan.
Big change'sl! The junior var-
sity game at Carrabelle has been
cancelled by Carrabelle due to
lack of players. And this Friday
night, the varsity's football game
with Chattahoochee has been
changed and will be played at
Gator Stadium at 7 p.m. central,
due to a scheduling problem.
Volleyball wraps up the regu-
lar season this week with a
Thursday home match (varsity
only) at 4 p.m., after.Monday and,
Tuesday matches earlier this
w eek. ; .
The 1997 School Improve-
ment Team, consisting of teach-
ers, students, and elected and


Brian Kerrigan is the Fourth
Grade "Student of the Week"
Fourth, grade teacher Kim
Whitfleld chose Brian Kerrigan as
the fourth grade "Student of the
Wedk". He is nine years old and
his favorite subject in school is
math. When he grows up, he
would like to be an artist. His
favorite TV show is "Afraid of the
Dark". One day he hopes to be
able to go to Disney World.
At school, Brian likes to play
with Jacob Jordan, Jacob Carr
and Randy Jackson. Brian says
this about himself--"I am a good
student and a friend to others."
Miss Kim says this-"Brian is a
terrific student with a great out-
look on life." Brian is the son of
John and Diane Kerrigan.
Congratulations, Brian-you
will receive a free pizza compli-
ments of P.J.'s Restaurant.
C.A.R.E.
As always, the Chemical
Addictions Recovery Effort pro-
gram did an excellent job at WES
on teaching about drug educa-
tion. Counselor Kimberlee Smith
of Cottondale instructed the third
grade classes of Randy Harper,
Becky Weston and Linda Whitfield
on how to be wise on drugs.
Do you know what the num-
ber one drug Is and which organ
gets rid of alcohol in the body?
The kids didn't either until this


From the Principal of

Wewahitchka


High School

by Larry A. Mathes


selected parents and community
business people, meets monthly
to plan and write goals from
improvement for next year.
Terry Linton is the school
coordinator-if you don't know.
who's on the committee, and
you'd like to suggest an improve-
ment, call or write a note to Mr.
Linton and he'll see that your sug-
gestion (or complaint) is included
in the planning. This Thursday
night report card pick-up and
survey is a good time to write
down your thoughts.
Well, :the 'latest round of,
HSCT testing is complete and now
the waiting starts. We invested a
lot of time and effort preparing


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those who needed to take the test,
but unfortunately some who
needed the extra prep the worst
didn't care enough to show up
regularly. Sorry-all we can do is
try.
Now we sit and wait for the all
important results. No pass, no
regular diplomat You just cannot
convince some how important it is
to pass that state mandated
test-until it is too lately
'The second nine .weeks, .is
underway and will end at the
Christmas holidays. In between,
Thanksgiving (November 27) will
provide a welcomed break.
Volleyball and football playoffs are


Wewahitchka

Elementary

News... L
By Linda Whitfield


program was taught.
Choices
As part of Hubert Six's pro-
gram in the school, Rawlis Leslie
spoke tos the third graders on
choices. A dynamic speaker and a
successful businessman, Mr.
Leslie exemplifies the qualities of
an A+ person: attitude,, action and
appearance. The students gleaned
much from his words of wisdom.
Veteran's Day is Tuesday,
November 11
Yes, it is early to announce,
but we want to make sure every-
one knows about the upcoming
Veteran's Day program. The third
grade classes have been doing a
big Veteran's Day program for
many years. It will be at 9:00 at
the Wewa High football field on
Tuesday, November 11. We want
to invite the veterans, community
and students. There will be lots of
patriotic music, speakers,
twirlers, gifts for veterans, a


Highland View Elementary


by Meggie Boone and
Brittany Crocker
BOOI Halloween is just creep-
ing around the corner. Make sure
you don't eat too much candy
(yuml). Hope you have a good idea
on what you are going -to be
dressed as.
Report Cards ... .
Last Wednesday was the end
of the nine weeks. Report cards
may be picked up Thursday,
October 23rd from 2 p.m. to 3
p.m.; those not picked up will be
sent home October 24.
Beta Club Sponsored Flag
Raising Ceremony ...
Highland View Elementary
with beautiful St. Joseph's Bay as
the background, held its flag rais-
ing ceremony last week. The new
American flag and Florida state


flag fly majestically on the waves
of the breezes from the bay.
The following Beta Club mem-
bers organized themselves into
committee groups to make this
ceremony a reality:
*speakers and song leaders-
Meggle Boone, Mylissa Brake,
Rushelle Lamboy, Anna Craft,
Nick Hunter and Brittany
Crocker;
*invitations to guests-
Mylissa Brake;
*microphone-David Hopper,
Robert 'Flowers, "Miss Renda"
Aylimar, "Miss Sandra" Brock,
with helpers Brandon Burkett,
Nick Burrows, Trey Murphy,
Tristan Darna, Josh Mainor and
Shawn Reynolds;
*chairs-Robert Flowers,
Jessie Plair, Anna Craft and


reception, etc.
Kids Say the Funniest Things
Melanie Hinote saw Jacob
Whitfield in front of his kinder-
garten classroom. He looked up at
her and said so innocently, "We'll-
soon be in college'."
Lori Price's T.E.A.M. class
had been studying Italy. As she
was reviewing for the test, she
asked if anyone remembered what
their currency was called, and
when no one responded, she said,
"It starts with an L". One student
readily answered, "Loose change!"
The answer was "lira".
One. day last month, Mrs.
Melanie Hinote took her first
graders' out' to the pavilion and
gave them an ear of corn, compli-


Meggie Boone;
*reception-Ashley Sander,
Jenny Hersey, Ashley Cloud,
Brittany Crocker, Jessie, Jennifer
Haun;
*clean-up-Brittany Crocker,
Sissy Smith, Aaron Little, Anna
Craft; and,
*photographer-Beverly
Crocker (parent).
We especially thank Howard
Blick, Master Gunnery Sgt. Gary
Howze and the NJROTC Color
Guard from Port St. Joe High
School for helping us make this a
special patriotic event for our
school.
In the "Eye Of The
Hurricane" .
This week we interviewed
Herman Jones or "Mr. J.", our
sixth grade teacher here at
Highland View. His wife of almost
30 years, Pam, also teaches sixth
grade at St. Joe Elementary. They
have been parried for almost 30
years and have one son, Tripp,
who lives in Panama City Beach
and works as a counselor at


Project Grad

'98 Giveaway
Port St. Joe High School's
"Project Graduation 1998" will be
accepting donations for the final
night during the last home game
of the season tomorrow night. In a
giant giveaway to benefit their
efforts, three fabulous prizes have
been donated and will be given
away at the St. Joe vs.
Apalachicola game.
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.


Wewa Schools

Dismiss Early
The Gulf County School
Board has announced early dis-
missal times for Wewahitchka
schools on November 7th to
observe Homecoming activities.
The "Main Street" site will dis-
miss at 12:40 p.m. followed by the
"Linton Site" at 12:45 p.m. and
Wewahitchka High at 1:00 p.m.


also in this period, and basketball
kicks off as wrell (the girls two
weeks prior to the boys).
Homecoming (November ,7) is
within reach-old grads are being
contacted, and are being invited
to eat lunch at the school about
,12:25 p.m. that' Friday. The
parade will form ati:30 and start
at 2:00 p.m. and thee homecoming
dance after the game is open to
high school students and gradu-
ates-middle school students may
not attend this dance.
King-and Queen coronation
ce6eiibioiesr' wvilf'l''be & in the'
Coimm0lr ns"'- Tuesday night,
November 4th at 7:00 p.m.
Parents are invited.


ments of W. A. Jones. Each stu-
dent was shelling the corn in
order to feed the squirrels. This
was a new experience for most of
them. Little Ashley Stephens
exclaimed as she pulled off her
last kernel, "Look, Miss Melanie, a
naked piece of corn."
Fall Festival
Parents and others-we still
need some volunteers to help us
'our with the Fall Festival. It is, as
one might say, "right on us". if
you can help, please call the
school at 639-2476 and volun-
teer. The Fall Festival will be
Friday, October 31 from 12:15 to
2:15 in the afternoon. Lots of
things will be going on, so come
on out and join in!
In-Service
Monday, on the most beauti-
ful day of the year, teachers met
in the Media Center and wrote
lesson plans that will satisfy the
Sunshine State Standards. The
students enjoyed an afternoon off.
READ
Reading is something that
hopefully will last forever.
Parents, please let your child read
to you every night and you read to
them too. Let it become a lifelong
habit of settling down to a good
book before retiring at night. Here
are ten ways to help your child be
a better reader: read, read, read,
read, read, read, read, read, read.


Millville Elementary School.
When asked, "What did you
want to be when you grew up?" he
said he wanted to be an archaeol-
ogist since he was 10 years old.
"My first love was ancient Egypt;
then I got close to home and I
studied Florida archaeology."
In 1972, Mr. J. was a treasure
diver for the State of Florida
where he worked on sunken
Spanish galleons. His favorite
movie is "Raiders of the Lost Ark".
Mr. Jones has been teaching
for 26 years and plans to retire
after the next school year.
First Grade News
by Jenny Hersey .
The first graders have been
studying ways "they are special".
To reinforce the self concept, the
students made hanger people, self
portraits and skeletons. They also
made leaf people to measure "how
many inches we are". The stu-
dents have had fun'combining the
study of fall, themselves, and
Halloween projects into one unit.


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Howard Creek Baptist
Church is holding a "Great
Revival" which began Wednesday,
October 22nd and will conclude
Sunday, October 26th. Services
will be held at 7 p.m. (ET) through
Saturday night and at 11 a.m.
and 6 p.m. (ET) on Sunday.
The first nights will feature
Rev. Danny Gill (speaker), Gary
Regan (puppeteer) and Michael
Jacob (music director).
Friday through Sunday, Rev.
Scott Crook (speaker) and Shawn
Smith (music director) will lead


MB Methodist
Homecoming
The First United Methodist
Church of Mexico Beach is .having
a "Homecoming" on October 26.
Everyone is invited to attend and
enjoy a day of fun, fellowship,
music and worship.
The day will begin with the 9
a.m. worship service, followed by
dinner (covered dish, with meat
,# supplied by the church) at 11:30
a.m.
The day will conclude with
singing and fellowship, including
a concert by Neysa Wilkins at
about 1 p.m. The guest speaker at
"Homecoming" will be Rev. Si
Mathison.
Please share the news of
homecoming with your friends
and neighbors, and let them know
also that they are welcome. For
additional information, please call
Rev. Ted Lovelace at 648-8820 or
648-4424.

Honeyville Holds
Its Homecoming
The first Sunday of November
is set aside each year for Home-
coming services at Honeyville
United Methodist Church. This
year the event will be celebrated
on November 2. The morning wor-
ship services will begin at 10:00
a.m. central standard time. They
will have congregational singing,
special music and a time of shar-
ing as well as a Bible message.
Rev. Norman Hodges will be
presenting, the message. He
served as pastor at this church,
along, with his wife Carol, from
June of 1979 until June of 1984.
The couple is now retired and liv-
ing in Columbia, South Carolina.
Dinner will be spread in the
fellowship hall at approximately
12:30 CST. The church would
like to extend a warm invitation
to everyone to come and worship
the Lord together with them. For
further information, please call
Rev. Lavelle Enterkin at 639-
2399.


the services.
A nursery will be provided
each day. The church is located
on Doc Whitfield Road in Howard
Creek.
Pastor Clayton Russell and
the congregation invite everyone
to join them and receive God's
blessings. For more information,
call the church at (850) 827-2887
or Jean Adams at (850) 827-2876.


Youth Day!
The youth of Zion Fair Baptist
Church will be observing their
annual Youth Day on Sunday,
October 26th. The morning ser-
vice will begin at 11:00 a.m. and
evening service commences at
6:00 p.m.
Rev. Frank Jones,. pastor, and
co-chairpersons Sis. Aiyana
Jefferson and Bro. Cheskia Gant
with the congregation cordially
invite everyone to attend and wor-
ship with them.


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Keeping


Secrets

In Proverbs 11:13 we
find, "He who goes about
as a talebearer reveals
secrets, but he who is


Oliver F. Taylor trustworthy in spirit
Visitation Minister, First keeps a thing hidden."
United Methodist Church When I was a young
boy I had a friend named Howard. He came from
a home which today we would call dysfunction-
al. We were not only friends, but best friends.
Howard shared secrets of,his life and family. We
were blood brothers, and I kept his secrets. I
have never forgotten this relationship.
This proverb is good for Christians to prac-
tice today. We should treat others with respect
and dignity. We should never reveal private
information that can hurt another person.
Some people seem to delight in hurting oth-
ers by gossiping. Christians should have better
things to do. Being trustworthy is a good
Christian trait.


St. James Honors Fr. Jerry Huft


At their annual meeting on
Sunday, October 19, St. James'
Episcopal Church recognized
their rector, Father Jerry Huft, for
his outstanding contributions to
the community and his ministry
at St. James' Church.
Father Jerry was presented
with a gift certificate, along with
many good words about his
exceptional ministry as an
Episcopal priest, his leadership
and contributions in community
affairs, and the effectiveness and
growth of his prison ministry.


Thompson Temple
Hosts Youth and
Young Adult Day
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend the Annual Youth and
Young Adult Day observance of
Thompson Temple First Born
Church of the Living God on
Sunday, October 26th, beginning
at 11:30 a.m.
The theme of the service is
"Repent for, the lngdomr .of_,
Heaven'is ast Hand". The guest
speaker will be Deaconess-
Jennifer Bailey and the guest
choir will be the New Bethel
Baptist Youth and Young Adult
Choir.
Church pastor. Jr. Bishop
Frank Hogan, Jr., and youth pas-
tor, Elder Charles jGathers
encourage everyone to- Join the
congregation for this service.


f l First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE ,
Dennis Pledger Buddy Coswell .
B Interim Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
Worship Service ................. ...8:30 am
Sunday School ............... .. .. 9-45 am,
Worship Service ............... .. 11:00 am
Disciple Training . . .... ... . 6:00 pm
'Evening Worship .................. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .......... 7:00 pm
y "THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" 2


i First UnitedMethodist Church
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
M morning Church ....................................... 9:00 a.m. CT
Children's Church ..............................9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ............... .............. 10:15 a.m. CT
Monday Night Bible Study................5:30 p.m. CT
CHRISTIANITY ON THE MOVE
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424 Office Phone: 648-8820







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"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in
trouble." Psalm 46:1 (NiV)



Help is here!

Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Bible Stidy 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.,; Adul
Praise Choir 8 p.m. fr
CURTIS CLARK, Pastor


. The presentation was made
as part of the celebration of
"Pastor Appreciation Day", a spe-
cial day set aside throughout the
country during the month of
October, for churches to recognize
the quality, significance and effec-


How to Be a

Missionary

From Home
By: D A. Wilhite
Most people believe that to be
a missionary, you must move to
another country. This is not true.
All you have to do is ask your pas-
tor for a book that lists the
address of missionaries out in the
field. Write to one of them, ask
how you can assist.
Another way to be a mission-
ary, is to go to a library and see if
they carry phone books from
other countries. Look in the yel-
low pages for "churches". Find
one that belongs to your denomi-
nation. Write to that church. Ask
how you can assist. Always ask
about the church's theology.


Community Sing
Beach Baptist Chapel will be
hosting the .Community Gospel
Sing on October 25. The sing will
begin at 6 p.m., ET.
"Celebration" will begin the
sing and will be followed by
singers and groups from through-
out the area.
Following the sing, there will
be a time of fellowship and finger
foods will be available. Everyone.
is invited and welcome to partici-
pate. Attend and enjoy the fun
and make a joyful noise into the
Lord I
For more information about
the sing, please call Pastor David
Nichols at 647-5026.:

Conference 1997
New' Covenant Missionary
World Outreach Center will be
hosting "Conference 1997"
October 25th through 31st.
Among other anointed men
and women, will, be guests
Bishop, Pastor. Rudolph of
Chester, New York and Dr. Calvin
Ellison of North Carolina. The
church is located at 252 Avenue E
in Port St. Joe.
Everyone is invited to attend.
You may call the church at 229-
8137 for more details.



tiveness of the work and service of
their priest or pastor.
It is an opportunity for the
corporate expression of thanks
and appreciation and provides a
meaningful way to express grati-
tude.


(Never send money) Most church-
es need Bible tracts and Bibles.
There are some organizations
that will obtain a phone book
from another country. They will
mail Bible tracts randomly to peo-
ple there. At the end of the Bible
tract, there is an address to a
church in their country, that they
can write to for more information.
To obtain Bibles and Bible
tracts in different languages,
write to: American Bible Society -
1865 Broadway, New York, NY
10023.

Pastors' Anniversary
The congregation of New Life
Christian Center would like to
invite everyone to help them cele-
brate their pastors' anniversary.
The October 24th and 25th,.
services honoring pastors Johnny
and Shirley Jenkins will begin at
7:00 p.m. and Sunday morning at
11:00 a.m.
Special guests will be the
Love Center Church of
Apalachicola, the Voices of
Genesis of Pensacola, and Pastor
Walter Ailes. Dinner will be served
after the services.

Choir Anniversary
The North Port St. Joe
Community Choir will be observ-
ing its annual choir anniversary
on October 24th and 25th at
Thompson Temple First Born
Church of the Living God at 7:30
p.m. each night.
Friday night's speaker will be
Pastor W. Swanston of the Body of
Christ Church and Saturday
night will feature a musical pro-
gram with the North Port St. Joe
Community Choir in concert.

St. Joe High
Project Grad
Port St. Joe High School's
Project Graduation Committee
1998 will be meeting in the
school's Commons Area every
Monday evening at 7:00 p.m.
Parents of all seniors are
encouraged to attend and partici-
pate in this worthwhile project.
Plans for finalizing the giant raffle
will be discussed, along with
future fundraising plans.


THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

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

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor




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


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1997 PAGE 5B


PUBLIC NOTICE
TO ALL PEOPLE OF HIGHLAND VIEW AND VICINITY
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
OPEN SUNDAYS. WHAT ARE HOURS? UNLIMITED
What Products Are Available: A Way to Find and Deal with Peace of Mind
Peace from Worries Peace from Hurt Peace from Disappointment Peace of
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Cost of Products? FREE has already been paid for, by a Friend.
What is Product Warranty? ETERNAL
You are invited to come, "shop" and receive the above products
The New Management Will Welcome You!
Highland View U.M.C. located at 2010 Parker Ave.; where you are someone!!!
Newly renovated (The Little Brown Church) handicap ramp and a warm welcome.
4tc 10/16


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



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





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



IA% FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

L 5^ ^ CHURCH :
5. 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756

( U s0 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............................10:00 A.M.
Morning Service....................... 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 METHODIST CHURCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School .........9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship ....11:00 a.m. Fellowship....... 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..........7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Jesse Evans Wednesday ............7:30 p.m.
PASTOR Choir Director, Robert E. Downs, Jr.








Discipleship:

Not Championship,
But Companionship
I John 51:5-7






^IW Baptist Church

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


Howard Creek Baptists


Holding "Great Revival"















Possible Change In Pay Phone Rates


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY., FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
AMSOUTH BANK OF FLORIDA. etc,
Plalntffi
v. CASE NO. 97-290-CA
WILLIAM S. QUARLES, et al..,
Defendants.
I
NOTICE OF ACTION PROPERTY
TO;: JOHNSON LUMBER & SUPPLY
COMPANY OF PORT ST. JOE, INC
Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
enforce a Note and Mortgage upon the following
property situated in Gulf County, Florida:
Lot 9 and the East Half of Lot 7. In Block
46, according to the plat of City of Port St.
Joe. on file in the Office of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court of Gulf County. Florida:
TOGETHER WITH all the Improvements
now or hereafter erected on the property,
and all easements, rights, appurtenances,
rents, royalties, mineral, oil and gas rights
and profits, water rights and stock and all
fixtures now or hereafter a part of the
property;
An action has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on the Plaintiffs attorney, whose
name and address is:
Kell C. Williams III
SOLOMON & BENEDICT, P.A.
3000 NationsBank Plaza
400 North Ashley Drive
Tampa, Florida 33602
on or before Nov. 13, 1997. and file the oilginal
with the Clerk of this Court either before service on
Plaintiffs attorney or Immediately thereafter oth-
erwise a default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint
WITNESS my hand or seal of said Court on,
this 6 day of October 1997.
BENNY C. LISTER .
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Tonya Knox .
Deputy Clerk
4tc. October 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 1997.

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID #9798-02
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive sealed bids from any person, company
or corporation interested in contracting with Gulf
County to provide a ground water monitoring plan
and a financial assurance plan forWetappo C&D
Landfill. Work performed shall be In compliance
with Chapter 62-701. Florida Administrative Code.
Questions regarding this bid should be directed to
the Gulf County Solid Waste Department. 1001
Tenth Street Port St Joe, FL 32456. Telephone:
850-227-3696 Fa.. 850-227-11805
Delivern date must be specified ',
Please Indic.ate cn the enraelope that this Is a
SEALED BID. the BID NUMBER. and what the
bid Is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m., Eastern
Time, on October 28. 1997, at the Office of the
Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street, Room 148, Port St
Joe, FL 32456. Telephone: 850-229-6113.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
By: Warren J. Yeager. Jr., Chairman
2tc, October 16 and 23, 1997.

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Highland View Water Board will hold a public
hearing on Tuesday. October 28. 1997 at 5:45
p m.. E.T. to consider adopU.on of an ordinance
with the following Udle
AN ORDINANCE PROMULGATING THE
RATES TO BE CHARGED FOR USE OF
THE GULF. COUNTY WATERWORKS
SYSTEM IN THE AREA KNOWN AS
HIGHLAND VIEW; OUTLINING MEANS
OF ENFORCING PAYMENT FOR
WATER SERVICE; PROMULGATING
REQUIREMENTS FOR. CONNECTION
TO THE GULF COUNTY WATERWORKS
SYSTEM IN THE AREA KNOWN AS
SIGHLANg VIEW; PROHIBITING FREE
WATER S 9KVICE: REPEALING ANY
ORDINANCE IN CONFLICT; PROVID-
ING FOR PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION:
PROVIDING FOR ENACTMENT BY
EMERGENCY PROCEDURE; AND PRO-
VIDING EFFECTIVE DATE.
A copy of the proposed ordinance is on file In the
Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, 1000 5th
Street, 'oom 148, Port St Joe, FL 32456.
WARREN J. YEAGER, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK
2tc. October 16 and 23, 1997:

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: The Estate of
MILES KENNETH HURLBUT,
Deceased.
S CASE NO.: 97-60-CP

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS INTERESTED IN
THE ESTATE:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the
administration of the e-in.e of MILES KENNETH
HURLBUT, deceased, File Number 97-60-CP, is
pending In the Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is
1000 Fifth Street, Port St Joe, Florida. The per-
sonal representative of the estate is MILES KEN-
NETKIHURLBUT, Ill whose address s #1 Fernwood.
Tuscaloosa. Alabama 35401; The name and
address of the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.


All persons having claims or demands
against the estate are required, WITHIN THREE
MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE, to file with the clerk of
the above court a written statement of any claim or
demand they may have. Each claim must be in
writing and must indicate the basis for the claim,
the name and address of the creditor or his agent
or attorney, and the amount claimed., If the claim
is not yet due. the date when It will become due
shall be stated. If the claim is contingent or unllq-
uldated, the nature of the uncertainty shall be stat-
ed. If the claim is secured, the security shall be
described. The claimant shall deliver sufficient
copies of the claim to the Clerk to enable the clerk
to mail one copy to each personal representative.
All persons Interested in the estate to whom
a copy of this Notice of Administration has been
mailed are required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS
FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE, to file any objections they may
have that challenges the validity of the decedent's
will, the qualifications of the personal representa-
tive, or the venue or jurisdiction of the court.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Date of the first publication of this Notice of
Administration: October 23, 1997.
/s/ MILES KENNETH HURLBUT, III
As Personal Representative of the
Estate of MILES KENNETH HURLBUT,
Deceased
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE: ,
STAATS \V%1-I IE & ASSOCIATES
JAMES H 'H-ITE. JR.
Florida Bar No. 309303
229 McKenzle Avenue
Panama City, Florida 32401
(904) 785-1522
2tc, October 23 and 30, 1997.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT.
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 97-321
PATRICIA ANN JOHNSON SHANNON,
Petitioner, .
SAM WILSON BURGESS. if liing and
If dead, then to his unknown heirs at
law. legatees, devisees or grantees, and
ANNIE THELMA MURRAY, if living, and
if dead, then to her unknown heirs at
law, legatees, devisees or grantees,
Respondents.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: SAM WILSON BURGESS, If living, and If dead,
then to his unknown heirs at law, legatees,
devisees or grantees, whose last known
address was 1301 Caldwell Drive, Panama
City. Florida 32401, and whose present
address Is unknown, and
ANNIE THELMA MURRAY, If living, and if
dead, then to her unknown heirs at law, lega-
tees, devisees or grantees, whose last known
address was 1301 Caldwell Drive, Panama-
City, Florida 32401, and whose present.
address is unknown.
RE: Lots 1, 2. 3, 4, 5, 6, 29, 30, 31, 32,33 and 34.
WILLIAMSBURG SUBDIVISION. In Plat Book
1, page 3, public records of Gulf County,
Florida. (Deed Book 17/549, Map #94B)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet
title to the above described property has been filed
against you and you are required'to serve copy of
your written defenses, If any, to WILLIAM .J. RISH
of RISH. GIBSON & JONES, P.A., Plaintiffs
Attorney, whose address is 206 E. 4th Street; P. 0.
Box 39, Port St Joe, Florida 32457, on or before
November 14 1997, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court. either before service on
'Plaintiffs Aur,:nrre, or immediately thereafter, or a,
default "Aill be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or petition.
WITNESS my hand and Seal of this Court on
October 15th, 1997.
/s/M. Vaughan
AS CLERK OF TIE COURT
4tc, October 23, 30 and November 6 and 13, 1997.

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9798-03
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive sealed bids from any person, company
or corporation interested In financing the following
Item: .
$17,500.00 30' ,X 40' Metal Building
for South Gull County Fire Department
Please quote the amount for a four (4)
year period, showing the interest rate
and one (1) annual payment amount.
Please Indicate on your envelope that this is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and what the
bid Is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time,-
on November 10, 1997 at the Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court, Gulf County'Courltouse, 1000 Fifth
Street, Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
The Board reserves the right to.reject any and all
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By:.Warren J. Ye-er. JIr Chairm.an
2tc, October 23 and 30, 1997.

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City
Commission. of the Clt% of Port St ..Tce. Fikndo. at
Its meeting on ihe 4th ,d5i t:i Noeml-.er. 1997. at
8:00 P.M.; EST at the Mu.nicipal Bildmg in the
Cin C:,mr,mi s'ii:]n Meetinrg Roon Port St. Joe,
.:.rnda will ra.~'e a ilrt reading and consider an
Ordinance '.li rh.e I ~ll. IDing u OJe:
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE
TIME AND PLACE OF CITY COMMIS-
SION MEETINGS FOR THE CITY OF
PORT ST. JOE, REPEALING ALL ORDI-
NANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES
IN CONFLICT HEREWITH. PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
and at Its meeting on November 18; 1997, at 8:00
P.M., EST. at the municipal Building in the City
Commission Meeting Room, Port St. Joe, Florida,
will consider for final adoption the above men-
tioned ordinance.
All Interested parties are Invited to attend and be


heard. Copies of said Ordinance are on file at the
office of the City Clerk and may be inspected by the
public during normal working hours.
CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
BY: /s/ JOHNNY D. LINTON
Mayor-Commissioner
Attest: /s/ PAULINE PENDARVIS
City Auditor/Clerk
Itc, October 23, 1997.

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City
Commission ty of Port St. Joe, Florida, at
its meeting on the 4th day of November, 1997,,at .
8:00 P.M., EST, In the regular Commission meeting
room at the Municipal Building, Port St Joe,
Florida, will have a first reading and consider an
Ordinance with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE CREATING SECTION
13.A DEALING WITH COMPENSATION
OF CITY COMMISSIONERS AND
MAYOR COMMISSIONER, PROVIDING
FOR REPEAL. EFFECTIVE DATE AND
PROVIDING FOR A SEVERABILITY
CLAUSE.
and at its meting on November 18, 1997, at 8:00
P.M., EST, in te regular Commission meeting
room at the Municipal Building, Port St. Joe,
Florida, will consider for final adoption the above
mentioned ordinance.
All interested parties are Invited to attend and be
heard. Copies of said Ordinance are on file at the
office of the City Clerk and maybe Inspected by the
public during normal working hours.
CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
BY: /s/ JOHNNY D. LINTON
Mayor-Commissioner
Attest: /s/ PAULINE PENDARVIS
City Auditor/Clerk
litc, October 23, 1997.
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City
Commission of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, at
Its meeting on the 4th day of November, 1997, at
8:00 P.M., EST, in the regular Commission meeting
room at the Municipal Building, Port St Joe,
Florida, will have a first reading and consider an
Ordinance with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION
6-4 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES,
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA.
WHICH DEALS WITH SALE, POSSES-
SION AND CONSUMPTION OF ALCO-
HOLIC BEVERAGES. REPEALING ALL
ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDI-
NANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH,
PROVIDING FOR A SEVERABILITY
CLAUSE AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
and at Its meting on November 18, 1997, at 8:00
P.M., EST, In the regular Commission meeting
room at the Municipal Building, Port St Joe,,
Florida, will consider r final adoption the above
mentioned ordinance.
All Interested parties are Invited to attend and be
heard. 'Copies of said Ordinance are on file at the
office of the City Clerk and may be inspected by the
public during normal working hours.
CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY
OF PORT ST, JOE, FLORIDA
BY: /s/ JOHNNY D. LINTON.
Mayor-Commissioner
Attesti:/si PAULINE PENDARVIS
City Auditor/Clerk
Itc, October 23, 1997.

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City
Commission of the City of Port St.-Joe, Florida, at
its meeting on the 4th day of November, 1997, at
8:00 P.M., EST, in the regular Commission meeting
room at the Municipal Building, Port St Joe,
SFlorida will have a first reading and consider an
SOrdinance with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION
14.5 CODE OF ORDINANCES. CITY OF
PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA. WHICH
DEALS WITH VICIOUS ANIMAL. FOWL
OR BIRD OR ONE CAUSING A NUIR
SANCE AND SUBSTITUTING' THERE-
'FORE A NEW SECTION 14.5 ENTI-
TLED VICIOUS ANIMAL. FOWL OR
BIRD OR ONE CAUSING A NUISANCE
AND DANGEROUS DOGS. PROVIDING
FOR PENALTIES. REPEAL. EFFEC-
TIVE DATE AND PROVIDING FOR A
SEVERABILITY CLAUSE.
and at Its meting on November 18, 1997, at 8:00
P.M., EST, In the regular Commission meeting
room at the Municipal Building, Port St Joe,
Florida, will consider for final adoption the above
mentioned ordinance. -
All Interested parties are Invited to attend and be
heard. Copies of said Ordinance are on file at the
office of the City Clerk and may be Inspected by the
public during normal working hours.
CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
BY: /s/ JOHNNY D. LINTON
Mayor-Commissioner
Attest: /s/ PAULINE PENDARVIS
City Auditor/Clerk
itc, October 23, 1997.





Who to Call. .
If you have a prepaid contract
with a health studio or gym and
the facility goes out of business,
call the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services at 1-800-HELPFLA (1-
800-435-7352) for an explanation
of your rights. A brochure on
health studios and -other con-
sumer information can also be
obtained by calling that number.


As part of a decision to pro-
mote competition in the pay
phone business, the Federal
Communications Commission
has eliminated the state's author-
ity to regulate coin charges for lo-
cal pay phone calls.
Therefore, beginning this
week, consumers could be paying
more than a quarter to make a lo-
cal telephone call from "a public
pay phone in Florida. Consumers
could also be required to pay for
a local directory assistance call
(411), which is currently free.
Emergency calls to 911 will con-
tinue to be free.
Until now, authority to set
rates for companies operating pay
telephones in the state has resid-
ed with the Florida Public Service
Commission (PSC). The current
commission regulated coin charge
for a local call made from a pay
phone, such as those owned by
BellSouth or GTE Florida, is 25
cents.
The minimum duration of the
local pay phone call is 15 min-
utes and shall continue to be 15
minutes, although a company
may choose to allow unlimited
duration.
."The Public Service Commis-
sion has concerns about the pos-
sibility of increased prices, but we
do not have the authority to regu-
late rates any more. Through our
'Consumer Alerts,' we hope to ed-
ucate consumers," said Julia L'
Johnson. Florida Public Service
Commission Chairman.
There are approximately
1,000 pay phone operators in
Florida, and more than 117,000
pay telephones. BellSouth, the
largest pay telephone company in
Florida, owns and operates about
40,000 pay phones.
In other parts of the country
where pay phones have already
been deregulated, the coin charge
has already risen to 35 cents for
a local telephone call. However,
prices may vary depending on the,
pay phone owner and the location
of the pay phone.
With the popular use of cellu-
lar phones, the reliance on public
pay phones has diminished over
the years. But for many low in-
come consumers, transients and
teenagers, pay phones are a vital
service.

While effective competition
generally benefits consumers,
people in need of a pay phone are
not always in a position to shop
for one. Deregulation could also.
result in ownTers removing some..
pay phones that provide a public
service, but are not profitable.


While the Florida PSC will be
prevented from regulating pay.
phone coin rates, the commission
will continue to exercise its au-
thority over customer disclosure
requirements (the rate for a, local
call must be displayed on the pay
phone) and quality of customer
complaints.
Consumers wanting to regis-
ter complaints about pay phone
service need to. call the,PSC's Di-
vision of Consumer Affairs at 1-
800-342-3552.
The PSC continues to receive
a number of complaints from con-
sumers using public pay phones
in the state. Here is a list of steps
consumers can take to possibly
avoid paying higher rates:
*Before making a call, read
the information on the pay phone
to know how much a local call
will cost.
*Listen for the operator to
identify which company is provid-
ing local and long distance ser-
vice. I
*Dial your preferred long dis-
tance carrier's access code (may
be obtained from your long mdis-
tance company) if the company
providing service to the pay


phone is unfamiliar.
*Ask the operator how much
it's going to cost for special ser-
vice, such as collect or person-to-
person calls, before phoning.

Needs Toys!

Franklin Work Camp employ-
ees' "Toys for Tots" program is
requesting donations of new, used
or repairable bicycles. These bicy-
cles will be given to needy chil-
dren at Christmas. Contact
Marjorie Peters at 229-8330 in
Port St. Joe or Vickie Stokes at
the Beaches after 6:00 p.m.


POCO IS STILL
LOST!
Please help me find her. She
disappeared Oct. 2 at mid-
night on Mexico Beach. Collar
& tag had been taken off,
weighs 3 Ibs. Silver with black
ears and tail. REWARD. I
need my Poco back. Please!
She needs medication. Call
Ann Kernea collect at 423-
266-9363. Thank you.


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The Star


308 Williams Ave. Port St. Joe
Phone 850-227-1278 or 229-8997
Fax 227-7212


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RATES: "
SUne ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
50 for each additional word.
S$2.00 for each consecutive
:- week with no changes. Call
S227-1278 to place yours.
NOTE: NEW DEADLINE:
. TUESDAY AT 11 A.M. ,
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/
AUCTION Friday, 7 p.m.
EDT at Port Theatre, PSJ.
Wade Clark Auctions,850-
229-9282.
10% Buyer's Premium.
AB1239, AU 1737 AU1743,
tfc 10/2





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, AB 1239



* AUTOMOTIVE

1972 F100 custom, excellent shape,
87k original miles, 6 cyl., :$2,500.
648-8110 or 227-3434. itp
1989 Voyager mini van, $2,200 obo.
227-3663 or 229-6790. ltc 10/23
'86 Roman Wheels fitted van, new
seat upholstery, new tires, red & grdy,
over 100k miles, $3,000 obo. 647-
5142. 2tc 10/16
1983 CJ-7 Jeep. Excel. cond., 2 extra
tops, light bar, heavy bumpers, ask-
ing $4,000. Phone 229-6773, leave'
message. 2tp 10/16
'84 Ford F-150 pickup w/topper,
50,000 miles on rebuilt engine, runs
goods, needs some work. Asking
$1,000. 648-5821. 2tp 10/16
1989 Chevrolet Cavalier, 2 door, 1
owner, 72,000 miles, good cond.,
$2,000. Call 229-6600 days, 647-
3381 evenings. tfc 10/16
1994 Nissan Quest XE 7 passenger
van, 27,000 miles, loaded, V-6, show-
room condition. $16,750. 648-4611.
3tp 10/9
1992 Mercury Sable, $4,695. Call af-
ter 5 p.m., 850-653-8581. ltp 10/23
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LT, excel.
cond.. VS. power windows, power
seats. .C. player, leather 'seats, run-'
ning boards, laj dedl! J4yw mileage.
Call 639-5773, br 639-2578. tfc 10/2
1994 good
condi__p, a~jii~r~l., an cassette,
cruise, 0 on week-
ends, tfc 10/2

1996 Eagle Talon, automatic, pw, pl,
cruise, sporty car, take over pay-
ments. Call 784-2996. ltc 10/23


14' fiberglass boat, Evinrude trolling
motor, 40 hp Johnson motor, $1,000.
Call 229-6580. 4tp 10/23





517 4th St.
2 bd., 1 ba. cen. h/a, stove, re-
frig., $350.
Bachelor's apt., kit., ba., bdrm.,
utilities included, $250.
4 bd., 2 ba., cen. h/a, $425.
Call (205) 339-0655, leave mess.
tfe 10/23


Apartment for Rent: 2 bed-
room, 1 ba., refrig., dish-
washer, con. h&a. Call Ken-
ny at 227-7241 or Phil at
227-2112. tfc 10/16


Safe 'N Dry Storage
$25 month
302-B Reid Ave., PSi, FL
904-229-9000
CUmate-controled no mildew


Storage

Units

229-6200

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


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



SnFF]HnHn


2 bedroom, 1 ba. unfinished trailer,
located 2 blocks from the beach on
St. Joe Beach. NO PETS. 64-7-5361.
tfc 10/23
Two pretty acres with well, septic and
utility building. Ready for mobile
home or RV, Mexico Beach area. Call
229-2710. 4tp 10/23
PINE RIDGE APTS. OF PSJ, FL,
227-7451. Spacious 2 bedroom
apartments available/ Rent based on
income. Cen. h&a, wall to wall carpet,
mini blinds, laundry facilities. Equal
housing opportunity. Voice/TTY ac-
cessible. 352-472-3952. 2tc 10/23
3/2 St. Joe Beach, pool, garage,
$750, first and last month's rent.
647-3461. tfc 10/23
1/1 pool house, St. Joe Beach, $300
month, $75 utilities. 647-3461.
tfc 10/23
Casa Del Mar condo, 'St. Joe Beach, 2
bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath, washer and '
dryer, stove & refrigerator furnished.
Also 2 bedroom one bath, stove & re-
frigerator furnished. Beacon Hill, 104
Helmet St. Call 229-6961 or 229-
6061. tfe 10/23.
Four bedroom. 2 ba. frame house.,
quiet neighborhood, close to school,
big fenced yard, $475 month. '229-
6730. 2tc 10/23
For Rent: Brick 3/2 at Cape Planta-
tion. Lease or lease option. Call 352-.
383-5524. 4tc 10/2
Mobile Home lot for rent: Hwy. 386A,
Mexico Beach. $875 per month Call.'
1-800-659-0641. tfc 10/2
Mexico Beach: Beachside, completely-
furnished, long-term, references & de-
posit required. 648-8005. ffc 10/2'
For Rent: quaint building, clean,
small, easy to decorate, ideal for small
weddings, receptions, dinners, great
rates. For information call 227-1278,
or 227-1776. tfc 9/25
Available October 1, 1997; one bed-
room furnished apartment, $75 week.'
229-2727 or 229-9000. tfc 9/25
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 I
'8-00-874-5073'.""..." Li, t l 0/2 '

Apartment for rent, Hwy. 98, Mexico
Beach, Lg. upstairs 2 bdrm. cable,
water, garbage furnished, $500
month, $500 deposit. 1 year lease.
648-4384. tfe 10/2
2 bedroom furnished trailer in High-
land View. $200 month. $150 deposit.
227-1260. tic 10/2


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 10/2


1,200 sq. ft. office space, located on
Hwy. C-30, $750 month, includes
utilities. Call 227-1774. tfc 10/2
Storage Units Now Available! Bayou
Storage serves Cape San Blas, Sim-
mons Bayou and. the Port St Joe
area. 5x10, 20x10 and 10x20. Locat-
ed next to Todd Land Development in
Simmons Bayou. Call 229-8397 or
227-2191 (weekends). tfc 10/2
One and two bedroom apartments. 2
blocks from beach. Beacon Hill, rea-
sonable. Call 912-246-1250. tfc 10/
2
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 10/2
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfc 10/2
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Afforda-
ble housing for the elderly and the
handicapped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., stove & refrig., fur-
nished, fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.
on site
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for.more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
tfc 10/2
UNFURNISHED
Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & re-
frig., cen. h&a, screen porch, car-
port & laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
*New extra 1g. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
FOR RENT: One bedroom unit, senior
male or couple preferred. Discount for
repairs and yard work. Call 648-8278.
Garden spot, 55'x55' for rent. Good
soil for vegetables or flowers. Call 648-
8278. ltc 10/23


If YOU See News Happening..

Cal The Star at 227.-127


Yard Sale: Saturday, October 25, 8
a.m. 114 Bellamy Circle.
Yard Sale: Saturday, Oct. 24, 803
Marvin Ave. (8 until). No early sales. If
rain, cancel.
Garage Sale: Saturday, Oct. 25, 8
a.m. until, 2008 Cypress Ave. Some-
thing for everyone. Rain cancels.
Garage Sale: School afghans, baby
blankets, and crafts, big men clothes.
1953 CR C-30, Simmons Bayou. Fri-
day Saturday, Oct. 24 and Oct. 25.
Yard Sale: Friday, Oct. 24, 12:00 to
6:00, Saturday, Oct. 25, 8:00 to
12:00. Children's clothes knicknacks,
winter clothing. Something for every-
one. 1003 Woodward Ave.
Yard Sale: Saturday, Oct. 25, 8 a.m. -
1p.m., 125 Westcott Circle, cabinet
sewing machine, hot wheel battery
operated, Big Jake & 4 wheeler, toys,
children & adult clothes. Lots of items
and great buys.




TEXAS REFINERY CORP. needs ma-
ture person in the PORT ST. JOE
area. Regardless of training, write W.
A. Hopkins, Dept. W-32456, Box 711,
Ft..Worth, TX 76101-0711. 2tp 10/23
JOB NOTICE
The City of Port St. Joe is accepting
applications for the following position:
CREW LEADER, $7.55/HOUR
Application and job description may
be picked up and returned to the Mu-
nicipal Building, 305 Fifth St., Port
St. Joe, FL 32457. Application dead-
line November 7, 1997.
The City of Port St Joe enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. 2tc 10/23


Certified Nursing Assistants, Excel-
lent pay and benefits package. 2 posi-
tion vacancies. Drug Free Workplace.
Apply: Bay St. Joseph Care Center,
220 Ninth St., Port St. Joe, FL or call
850-229-8244. Bay St. Joseph, com-
mitted to providing the finest in quali-
ty care." Itc 10/23

OPPORTUNITY
IS
KNOCKING!
Don't let it pass you buy. "GOLD-
MINES" incredible money making kit
is the easiest, most successful money
maker you will every lay your hands
on. Act now, get complete details. For
this powerful money maker, send
name & address to:
INFO
Box 13624
Panama City, FL 32410
4tp 10/23
The Gulf Co. Senior Citizens have a
20 hour a week homemaker position
open in the Port St. Joe area. The ap-
plicant must be 60 years of age or
older, pass a physical exam, have re-
liable transportation and be, income
qualified. Applications can be picked
up at our new location -120 Library
Dr., or you may call 229-8466 for
more information. We are an equal
opportunity employer. tfc 10/16
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 10/2


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.




LOST: checkbook. Gentleman in pick-
up truck that found checkbook at
Hwy. 98 and entrance to Gulf Aire,
please call 647-5325. Reward.





18' portable pig cooker with 5' rotisse-
rie built in. 2 compartment gas oper-
ated, smoke box, will hold up to 1,000
lb. meat. Best offer. 648-8110,'227-
3434.
Two couches, 2 night stands, 1
dresser, 2 chests, 1 stroller. Can be
seen at 1305 Long Ave. 227-1640.
lte 10/23
Headboard' full w/mattress, triple
dresser w/mirror, chest of drawer w/
doors, 2 night stands. Call 229-9658
nights. $400. Itc 10/23'
Upright piano. Call 227-1594 after 5
p.m. ltc 10/23
LOOK carpentry, window re-
placements, screen/glass rooms -
siding, you name itl 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 10/2


PC Magnavox SX-20 w/monitor, key-
board, mouse (2), 8 MB ram, 14.4 in-
ternal modern. Also Lotus 1-2-3 v 1.0,
AMIPRO V. 2.0, MS Dos V.5.0, Norton
Utilities v 4.5 and Uninstaller, Screen
Scraze, 1001 Windows hints & tips.
Microsoft v.3.1 Insci Turbocad for
windows v.203. $100 takes it all. Ph.
229-9424. lye 10/23
REDUCE: Lose weight while you
sleep. Take OPAL tablets and E-vap
Diuretic. Available at Pitts Pharmacy
in Wewahitchka. 5tp 10/23
Kenmore "all in one" stackable wash-
er/dryer, $300. .Silent Flame wood-
burning stove, fireplace inset or free
standing, $100 obo. 227-1812 days,
Call 229-8383. evenings. 2tc 10/16
YEAR END CLOSEOUT on All Snap-
per Mowers. No down payment, no in-
terest, no payment until May '98. Call
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc., at 227-2112.
Garden Club cookbooks, members' fa-
vorite recipes, $10 each. See a mem-
ber or call 229-6065, 227-1278 or
229-8819.
Steel buildings, new, engineered,
40x60x12 was $15,500 balance
$8,940; 50x100x16 was $26,200 bal-
ance $17,931; 60x200x16 was
$62,500 balance $39,972. Call 1-800-
406-5126. Itp 10/23





Pretty, young, calico cat located at
Senior Citizens Center needs a good,
loving home. Call 229-8466 between
8:00 and 5:00. Itp
ROTATIONAL worming is NOW avail-
able for dogs. Alternate HAPPY JACK
TRIVERMICIDE & LIQUID-VICT 2X
monthly. Safer, more effective. BAR-
FIELD'S LAWN & GARDEN 229-2727.


0 0ADS nd SEVCS1


COINS BY THE BAYI
I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803.
tfc 10/2


HANDYMAN
MINOR HOME REPAIRS. PAINTING.
LAWN MAINTENANCE. WORK
DONE TO YOUR SATISFACTION.
CALL BART AT 229-1051.
.4tc 10/23


rjitn tePk onb Wh norks
Cabinets, Custom Mantles,
Furniture, Trim.
Bob/Janna Rinehart
227-3590
tfc 10/23


STUTZMAN ROOFING
RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
"Where Qualty Iis Higher Than Price'
229-8631 co l0/2


TLC Lawn Service .A
Catering to All Your Lawn
Service Needs
Mowing, Trimming, Clean Outs, Mani-
curing, Spraying, Fertilizing, Landscaping
and Minor Sprinkler Repair,
Ref. Available. 229--435

Residential Custom Wood
Commercial Industrial

A & R Fence
Fetn/in and Concrete Work
Albert Flelschmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 (850) 647-4047


Locally
Owned O



^ 6 Residential
10 Commercial

Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
Flea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment]
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
10 FAMILY OWNED
10 PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Guff Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
S ^rt. ,'r '^i''


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


Women's Supporit 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.

SMALL ENGINE

REPAIR

Barfield's 229-2727


STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
LU. #ER00133168 INSURED
647-8081
ALAN STRICKLAND


ROGER STOKES
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
647-3328
Free Estimates
PLUMBING REPAIRS
lip 10/23



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



QUALITY

TUCCO

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

Tim 229-8588

Painting by:

DeGrOff
5ip Oct.


COSTING'S
Bookkeeping Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
SPort St. Joe
7'7. (904) 229-8581'


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


Auto Rates Have
Been Rpduced!
Call Hannon Insurance,
227-1133
tic 10/2



E ANCE REPAIR

Mr. Appliance offers expert
service on all major
household appliances.
* WASHERS DRYERS
* REFRIGERATORS DISHWASHERS
* FREEZERS RANGES
* MICROWAVES ICE MAKERS
\MACHINES
ALL WORK IS GUARANTEED
CALL 647-3699


JEFF'S

CUSTOM LAWN

SERVICE.
Jeff Wood *227-1559
Lawn Care, Edging,
Trimming, Mowing,
Odd Jobs, Insured
tfc 10/2













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




5X10 Ox10X100X20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT


GARRY L. GADDIS


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


48-5474


sense ER 0010992, RA0054218, j


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

LIC. #RF0051042 RG0051008 ER 0011618

JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
ffre REMODELING *- RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
;mflateS INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
PORT MINOR ELECTRICAL
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 9041229-6821


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

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


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PAGE 8B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1997
:~ ~~. .. .* .* *. *. *. .: ...
RATES:
U Lne ads: $3.50 for first 20 words, 50 for
Each additional word. $2.00 for each
consecutive week with no changes.
SCall 227-1278 to place yours.
:. DEADLINE:
::Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.


20 acres and 4 bedroom house, north
of Wewa. $128,500. Call Sebrina
McGill, Rivers & Lakes Realty, 639-
3300. Itc 10/23
Spacious 3 bdrm., 2 ba. manufac-
tured home on 75'x150' lot in nice
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach. Ex-
tras include pantry, walk in closets,
washer/dryer and Ig. back deck.
$69,000. 647-8081. tfc 10/23
Lot- for Sale, comer of Pompano &.
Hayes Ave., Highland View. 150'x145',
great investment for trailer rental
property. 229-8079. ltc 10/23
A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide mo-.
bile home on 75'xl50' lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, ask-
ing $55,000. Call 647-3292. tfc 11/6
A four bedroom, 2 bath aluminum
siding home with two worksheds on
approximately 2 acres of land in
Wewa. Asking $46,000; Call 639-
3338. 4tp 10/9
House for sale, 3 bedroom, 1 bath,
225 Redflsh Street, Highland View.
Payoff plus closing costs. Call 647-
3853 for details. 4tc 10/9
Two bdrm., 1 ba. mobile home for
sale on 1 1/2 lot at Beach Hill. Owner
financing. $35,000. $5,000 down.
New appliances, new air cond. Call
Billy Carr, 227-2020 or 227-6556.
tfc 10/2
303 Redflsh St., 3 bdrm., 1 ba., fish-
ing community cottage, fp, fenced
yard, front porch, storage shed, cor-
ner lot, blocks away from St. Joe Bay,
minutes from beach, handyman's de-
light. Only $25,000. 850-576-6541,
leave message. 5tc 10/2
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. 4tc 10/2
House for Sale: 2 bdrm., 1 ba. vinyl
siding, septic tank, all utilities hooked
up, 9235 Cockles Ave.,. Beacon Hill.
850-592-5071. 5tp 10/2
Two bay view lots on Marlin St.. High-
land View. Septic tank in; $19,000 for
both. Call Rosasco Realty at 227-
1774. eow 7/17


Perfectly kept 2 bdrm/den or third
bdrm 2 bath home by Gulf of Mexico.
Approx. 1750 sq. ft. Too many ameni-
ties to list Call for details & appt. by
owner. 229-8674. tfc 9/28
3 bdrm., 1 ba. house w/fireplace, cen.
h&a on 1/2 acre Ipt at Howard Creek.
$35,000. 827-2128. tfc 9/28
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.
tfc 10/2
Beautiful town home, Barrier Dunes,
from all 3 decks. Many extras, some
furniture stays. Call 227-3351.
Ifc 10/2
For Sale by Owner: 2'corner lots with
two bedroom, 2 bath mobile home, 3
1/2 years old, 1988 Parker Ave.,
Highland View. Call after 5.p.m., 227-
3492 or 227-1773. tfc 10/2
Home for sale by owner: brick home,
1 1/2 lots; nice neighborhood. 4 bed-
rooms; 2.5 baths, family room, sun'
room. Formal living & dining room.
Custom kitchen & breakfast nook,
hot tub, swimming pool, large deck,
fenced in back yard. 2700 sq. ft. heat-
ing & cooling. Location 103 20th St.,
PSJ (904) 229-8409. By appointment
only. tfc 10/2
Bay front home, executive 3 bedroom,
2 bath, fully furnished. immaculate.
227-7506. tfc 10/2

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.
ftfc 10/2


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 10/2.
For sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'x16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
until. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. tfc 10/2

BEAUTIFUL, HEALTHY



MUMS

from our own

greenhouses*

Assorted colors


BARFIELD'S
LAWN a GARDEN
302-B Reid Ave.
Phone 229-2727
YOUR "DOIT-YOURSELFER"HDQTRS.



STUMP GRINDING
Average Stump $10.00
1-800-628-8733'
A-z Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.






Dependable roommate to share up-
stairs apartment, $135 month. Must-
have good references. Call Debra at
850-227-1557. 2tp 10/23


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that George Y. Core,
the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate Iz Application o. 97-19
XYearofisJuance.fl2 RE. No 03132-000
Description of Property:
Lot 4, Block "D" Money Bayou
Subdivision, as per platoon file In the Office
of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf
County, Florida.
Name in which assessed: Diamond Hsater
All of said property'being In the Gulf County,' State
of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property described In such certfi-
cate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front
Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse at 11:00,
A.M., E.S.T., on Wednesday, the 29th day of
October 1997.
Dated this 26th day of September, 1997.
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: // Rebecca L. Norris'
Deputy clerk
4te, October 2, 9, 16 and 23, 1997.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE 18 HEREBY GIVEN that Frank Pate, Jr.,
* the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the
' description of the property, and the names In
which It was assessed are as follows:
Certi Ncate o. 91 Application No 97-20
SXYar of Issuance 991 2. RE, No 00640-006
Description of Property:
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lot 5, Block "A",'
Red Bull Islaind. Gulf County. Florida,
more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southeast Corr 'of ii.
S. Government Lot 2, in Fractional Section
' 30, Township 4 Soutb, Range 9 West, Gulf
County, Florida; thence run.North 145.4
feet along 'the Lot line; thence run
S N85'05'W. 1162.01 feet along the South
S R/W line o Red Bull Island Drive thence
run N26'28W. 448.79 feet along the
Southwestern R/W line of River Road; '
thence run S6332W, 179.64 feet: thence
run N8711 W, 300.0 feet for a Point of
Beginning; from said Point of B ginning
run S0249W., 150.84efeet, more or less, to
a canal; thence 'run Northwesterly along.
said canal 125.40 feet, more or less;
thence N02*49'E, 136.83 feet, more or
less, to a concrete monument: thence run
S87-I1'E. ,125.0 feet to the Point of,
Beginning. ,. ,, I
Name In which assessed: Timothy 1Myer
All of said property being In the Gulf County, State
of Florida,
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed accord-
Ing to law, the property described in such certifl-
cate will be sold to the highest bidder In the front,
Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse at 11:15,
A.M., E.S.T., on .Wednesday. the 29th day .of'
October 1997.
Dated this 26th day of September, 1997.
BENNY C. LISTER


TR DS n ERIE


Woodinsan's Tree &
Stump Service
647-5237
Scott Woodman, Owner/Operator
Lic. #00349


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


Mushroom Compost
Oyster Shells
Fill Dirt / Sand
Washed Sand
Top Soil Clay
Gravel
Lime Rock
Dolomite
Small Jobs A Specialty
BARFIELD'S
LAWN 8 GARDEN
302-B Reid Ave.
Phone 229-2727
YOUR "DO-IT-YOURSELFER"HDQTRS.


AVOH
Catherine L. Collier
Independent Sales Representat
S 21 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
(850) 229-6460



LIVESTOCK
Horseshoeing
8 Trimming
647-3296


'A-I 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
tfo 10/2


PReee 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. A0oo64 229-COOL


GULF COAST COATINGS
CUSTOM RESIDENTIAL PAINTING
Serving Gulf, Calhoun and Bay Counties
Licensed and Insured Sr. Discounts = Free Estimates
639-3570 tfc 2/6


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


C. J.'s tawn
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


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


SMILEY'S APPLIANCE PLUS
SERVICE COMPANY
"Serving Gulf County and the surrounding areas."
David "Smiley" McCroan
107 Hunter Circle Phone 850-227-7406
Port St. Joe EL 32456 fa10/23 Uc. #RN000376


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


Air Conditioning Phillip McCroon
Heating Ice Machines Owuner & Operator

Coastal Service Company
Commercial & Residential
AA 0066562


Port St. Joe, FL 32456


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


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



LICENSED BONDED INSURED




Carpet and
Upholstery Cleaning
Steam Cleaning


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


CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
Deputy Clerk
4tc, October 2, 9. 16 and 23, 1997.
S PUBLIC NOTICE
An Environmental Assessment has been completed
by USDA, Rural Development concerning the con-
struction of a'Waterfront Park and Marina in Port
St. Joe, Florida.
Rural Development has determined that the pro-
posal will not significantly affect the quality of the
environment for the proposed project to be located
within the corporate limits of Port St. Joe in Sec. 2,
Township 8 South, and Range 11 West. Therefore,
Rural Development will not'prepare an environ-
mental impact statement for the proposed action.
Any person who feels this determination is In error
should submit a written statement outlining the
specific environmental concerns to Rural
Development, Post Office Drawer 429,
Blountstown, Florida 32424, within 15 days of the
date of this Notice.
2tc, October 16 and 23, 1997.
INVITATION TO BID
Sealed bids will be received by the Department of
Health's Central Procurement Services until 2:00
P.M. on Wednesday, November 12, 1997, for
Electronic Key Telephone Communication System
for theGulf Coun'ty Health Department located In
Port St. Joe, Fl. Copies of Department of Health's


Bid #DOH-97006 may be obtained at 2551
Executive Center Circle West, Lafayette Building.
Suite 214, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Attention:
Sandy Holm, Telephone (850) 413-8385. The
De artment reserves the right to reject any and all
bis.
Sandy Holm
Purchasing Agent Ill
2tc, October 23 and 30, 1997.



BIG SALE
Kitchen and household items,
mechanic tools, misc., small
furniture, 100 or more glass-
es, small TV, stereo equip-
ment, entertainment center,
10 case sea shells, lawn furni-
ture, RV excel. accessories,
30 round tomato cages.
Friday & Saturday, 10 to 4
p.m., 127 Hunter Circle, Port
St. Joe.


4 ...Fantasy Properties, Inc.

I 1.200 U.S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478
NEW LISTING:
ST. JOE BEACH 356 Balboa St. Neat 2 bed-
room, 1 bath' mobile home with new ch/, carport,
chain link fence on 90'x150' lot. $45,000.

Several unfurnished and furnished long
term rentals available.

JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor







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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 or 227-5380

NEW USTING: 1810 HIGHWAY 98, ACROSS HWY. FROM BEACH AT MEXICO
BEACH. FANTASTIC.VIEW, INCOME PRODUCING. Duplex structure across from
city park area. Two bedroom, 2 bath unit upstairs, and a two bedroom one bath unit
downstairs, situated on a 60'x100' lot. The front porch is screened, glassed, new since
1996. Carpeting upstairs is less than a year old, and blinds are only 6 months old. The
downstairs unit is being sold unfurnished and consists of a living room, kitchen area,
and 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Front screened and glassed porch,new windows. OWNER
FINANCING $219,000.00. Call Brenda Miller to see this onel
NEW LISTING: 121 N. 15th St, Mexico Beach. Cozy beach cottage only one
block to the beach. One BR one BA, furnished, outside utility building. The house
is situated on two lots each 75'x1 00' which enables plenty of room for expansion
in the future. Affordably priced. Call Brenda Miller for more details. Price ...
$65,000.00
NEW LISTING, PEACOCK LANE, OVERSTREET. Approximately 6.209 acres with
over 200' on Wetappo Creek which feeds off the Intracoastal Waterway. Deep water
channel leads to either Panama City or Apalachicola. Dockage available. Could be
subdivided into individual lots for resale, or would make an excellent country retreat for
either full time living or weekend getaways. Also small pond for fishing. Some marsh
area. Price ... $75,000.00. See Brenda Miller on this one.
NEW USTING: 8749 HIGHWAY 386, (NORTH OF BRIDGE) Beautiful parcel of land
containing 20 acres, situated on Wetappo Creek with approx. 800' of deep waterfront
enabling sailboats or larger motor boats access to said property. The amenities on this
property are endless with two ponds stocked with bream, bass and catfish, free-flow-
ing artesian well, 2 BR 2 BA house w/screened porches, being sold "as is". Planted
garden area, fruit trees, dogwood trees lining the long driveway. Perfect for commer-
cial camping site, sailboat marina, resell into individual one acre lots, or one country
getaway. PRICE FOR 20 ACRES .. $255,000.00. PRICE FOR 13 ACRES ..
$215.000.00. Call Brenda Miller.
NEW USTING: CORNER NORTH LONG AND EAGLE STREET. One large corner
parcel approx. .955 acres, on paved street, quiet secluded area, close to fresh water
fishing, only 6 miles to the beach, country setting. Well and septic tank needed, tele-
phone and electricity available. Will sell whole parcel or subdivide. Price $11,000.00
total. Call Brenda Miller to see this one.

Look for us on the Internet at http://www.homtown.com/thompson
http://Aww.mexicobeach.com/thompson
And now you may e-mail us on the Internet at:
elizwthompson@digitalexp.com or
elizwthompson@juno.com
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