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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: November 20, 1997
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
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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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12/31/99
ARCHIVES BINDERY
1508 HWY 431-5
ALBERTVILLE AL 35950


USPS 518-880
SIXTIETH YEAR, NUMBER 12







Offshore Oil/Gas
Drilling ............. Page 1B

Economic Development
Committee Meeting
.......... Latest Progress on 3A

Waterspout
Hits HV .... Photos on Page 3A

St. Joe vs. Wewahitchka
Co./Dist. Championships
......... See Sports on 9-10A

"Adventures
in Dining"............Page 7A

Purple Pack Qualifies for
State ..... Details on Page I 0A


lhe Star


at hrp://www.hointtown.coni/star


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1997


It's Here

Steel Finally Arrives

for Gulf/Franklin Annex

Prefabricated steel to erect the three buildings that will encom,
pass the Gulf/Franklin Annex of Gulf Coast Community College"'
began arriving on site early this week.
Work crews erected much of the steel for one of the units dur,
Ing the day Tuesday.
GCCC trustees. Ralph Roberson, Greg Johnson and George '1
Duren visited the site Tuesday afternoon to see how the construc- i
tion was coming along. .
Greg Walters, North Bay Construction jobsite supervisor, said
he expects all of the steel structure to be delivered over the next "
two weeks and the main building shells should be assembled
within a month. 4-
The trio of trustees said construction is on schedule to be com-,,'.
pleted for Fall 1998 classes. ,
Corrections training has been the mair'thrust of the annex's
construction. but all t,;e buildings have been designed to serve '
.as multi-purpose classroorns, eWp- t for computer and biology lab
areas and administration officeO;, ',i
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GCCC Board of Directors members
George Duren, Ralph Roberson and Greg


Johnson confer with Greg Walters of North
Bay Construction, at the site.


RDA Approves $2.5 Million Marina Loan

Commission Votes 3-2 to Go Ahead With $2.5 Million Lban Yesterday


Port St. Joe's Marina Project
is just one signature away from
becoming a reality.
During Tuesday evening's
meeting, Jerry Ausley (Rural
Development Agency) presented
city commissioners with a letter of
condition for approval of $2.5 mil-
lion in low interest loan funds.
in outlining the loan's condi-
tions. he gave the marina commit-
4: _Ae__m.embers, rd the.-_bqard an
agreement that exceeded even
their most optimistic expecta-
tions. Those included a 40 year


payback (rather than 30) of 4.75%
interest rate (instead of 5.5 to
6.25 as expected) and a two year
grace period requiring interest
only payments at the beginning of
the loan period.
Ausley also explained the
loan would be secured by estimat-
ed revenue from the marina's
operations and excise tax rev-
enues, which currently secure the
si sxaper aid sewer bonds,
He alsoexplained the loan
money would not be awarded to
the city until the project was fully


$9aoo ina
SEstimated
f Property
Value $2.5 Million

$875,000 Development
nds AgyLow City projection for rev-
Interest enues derived from marina
Loan operation sent as part of
RDA loan application (con-
sidered to be conservative).
Estimated Total Gross Annual Income ........... $996.000/year
Estimated Gross Expenses ................... $636,000/year
(including salaries, insurance, operating expenses, etc.)
Income Before Debt Service ............... .... $360.000/year
Debt Service ($2.5 Million RDA Loan) ........... $146,000/year
Pre-Tax Estimated Net Proflt .................. $210,000/year
(generated through marina operations)


constructed. An interim construc-
tion loan would have to be used
for the actual construction loan.
but he said city dollars used to
secure the interim loan would be
reimbursed from the loan funds
when they are received.
Ausley came prepared for the
city to sign the letter of condition
Tuesday evening if they so
desired, explaining that he under-
stood.thqeboad'ss urgency in order
not to Iose tie'$2200.00 grant
funds with a December 1 dead-
line.
During discussion, Commis-
sioner Charles Tharpe requested;
the board delay the final decision
until he has had time to look over
the letter and discuss additional
information on the marina project
with the board attorney.
After being quizzed by marina
-committee members and others
present. Tharpe explained that
Mayor Johnny Linton, Commis-
sioner Damon McNair and himself
had met with St. Joe Corporation
'CEO Peter Rummell last Tuesday.
During that meeting, the marina
was discussed along with several
other prospects, including land
for an industrial park and negoti-
ations for other St. Joe properties.
This raised the concern of
many project supporters in atten-
dance who expressed that any
delays in the process would Jeop-
ardize grant funds.
As Tom Gibson pointed out
going through with the loan appli-


9 In cooperation with the Bay
County Commission and the City
of Mexico Beach, Bay Medical
Center will provide a new quick
response ambtilance substation
in Mexico Beach. Bay Medical
hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony
for its sixth substation on
Monday, November 17th at the
Mexico Beach Civic Center.
Bay Medical President Ron
Wolff is pleased with the joint
effort to add a substation in this
area. "When Commissioier
Richard Stewart initiated the pro-
ject and the city of Mexico Beach
generously provided us with a
location, Bay Medical Center
agreed to add the substation,"
says Wolff. "The additional
response unit will help us contin-
ue our mission of providing the
highest quality health care in all
areas of our community."
The response time will signifi-
cantly reduce from 20 to two or
three minutes for residents of
Mexico Beach. Also, the para-
medic employed by Bay Medical
Center who will man the substa-
tion,. Manny 'Duby, resides in
Mexico Beach. He is familiar with
the community and its needs. In
addition to paramedic duties, he
will be providing community edu-
cation and classes to residents of
Mexico Beach.


Shown officially cutting the ribbon, opening the substa-
tion, are Mayor Garry Gaddis; President of Bay Medical, Ron
Wolff; EMS director of Bay County Randy Vic and City Com-
missioner Richard Stewart.


Monday, November 17th, offi-
cers of St. Joseph Telephone &
Telegraph Company announced
its new name, GT Comn.
The name change was the
final step in the process of merg-
ing the three telephone compa-
nies owned by St. Joe Communi-
cations into one company. The
three telephone companies were
St. Joseph Telephone & Telegraph
Company in Port St. Joe, Gulf
Telephone Company in Perry, and
the Florala Telephone Company
in Florala, Alabama.
The merger will allow the
company greater administrative
and operating efficiencies and will
facilitate the joint use of adminis-
trative personnel and resources.
This will enhance the provisioning
of telephone services to the com-
pany's, customers. This merger
will not affect the rates customers
pay for the services they current-
ly receive.
"We are proud of the part our
company has played in helping to
develop the communities in which
we provide telephone service. As a
company, you have known and
trusted for almost 75 years, we
remain committed to providing
our customers the latest in
telecommunications service,"
stated John Vaughan, vice-presi-
dent of GT Comn.


Early Paper, Deadline Next Week
The Star will go to press early next week for the
Thanksgiving holidays. Therefore, a change in our deadline
date is necessary for bath news and advertising in order to
accommodate the change in our publication date.
The neawspnaer wll be printtd on Tuesday afternoon, rather


cation would not have any affect than the usual Wednesday printing schedule. Distribution date
on St. Joe corporation position if will also be Tuesday afternoon with mail subscribers receiving
they're interested in the marina their newspaper on Wednesday.
project.
Ralph Roberson reminded the All advertising and news copy should be in our office no
board, "the city sent out a cry for later than Monday, November 24 at 10:00 a.m.
help" and numerous state and The Star office will be closed all day Thursday and Friday,
federal officials answered that call November 27 and 28, in order for our employees to have a long
getting the city through hoops Thanksgiving holiday. We will appreciate your cooperation in
and hurdles in a time frame that's adhering with this schedule.
unheard of. "I don't think we can
.Jeopardize letting this opportunity -
pass us by," he said.
Tharpe explained he was in l
support of the marina project, but cho l B dUa Chooses
said he needed an opportunity to
look over the information and A
have discussion with the board's A 0
attorney. He also motioned for a i ceA lChairm an.,
continuance for the board meet-
ing at 12:00 noon Wednesday for Asks Architect forEstimated Cost
the board to vote on the issue.
County Commissioner ofBuilding 24 New Classrooms
Nathan Peters. Jr. also .
approached the board with his The flrst item of agenda at the girls sports.
concerns about the marina. He organizational board meeting Carolyn Husband, on behalf
said Mayor Linton and Tuesday morning was the election of the Challenge" program,
Commissioner McNalr had con- of Charlotte Pierce as the new -eceived $500.00 to assist with
ducted a survey at his church and chairman and Caroline Norton as transportation expenses, after the
100% of the congregation opposed vice-chair of the Gulf County board revisited the request. Mr.
the city obligating city funds for School Board. Then the regular Kelley also made mention that he
the $2.5 million loan. He said he board meeting dates for the next requested that Bayne Collins and
also had conducted a survey of year were reviewed and approved, Associates, the architectural con-
the community and found that with the next meeting scheduled sultant, give information and
95% of those asked opposed the for December 2nd at 9:00 a.m. costs of building 24 classrooms at
use of city funds.Is
usemofcitysunds. During regular school board Port St. Joe Elementary school.
Commissioner Bill Woo discussion', Chris Earley, princi- Several other items requiring
pointed out the city does not plan pal of Port' St. Joe High School, board approval included; the
to use their funds on the marina, presented the board with infor- purchase to the lowest bidder for
He said, "It will make money for nation concerning gender equity 20 computers to be used in Mrs.
(See MARINA on Page 6A) and proposed implementing ten- White's class at Port St. Joe High
nis b nignscnoi gir~ to ssis scro---u1e_2y U-*a


nis for high school girls to assist
in balancing the percentages of
boys and girls playing sports. The
Equal Educational Opportunity
Program requires at least 45%
representation by female athletes
and If the percentages are not
met, possible federal and state
funding could be withheld. Mr.
Earley presented statistics, s well
as survey results that wer' used
to determine possible solutions.
Port St Joe High has already
implemented a no-cut policy in


CHARLOTTE PIERCE
-School Bd. Chairman


school funded Dy mthe Carl
Perkins Vocational and
Technology Educational Act
grant, the Parents to Kids grant
which would provide opportunity
for a take-home remedial reading
program, and the Adult
Education Performance Incentive
Funding grant proposal. The
board also passed action to assist
with transportation expenses for
the fourth grade Wewahitchka
Elementary students to attend
U.S. space camp.



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CAROLINE NORTON
-School Bd.


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Ambulance Substation Opened 't.Joseph changes
At Mexico Beach Givin That Community Quick Response Nme to GT Changes
At. Mexico Beach'Giing That Community Quick Response Name to GT Comr


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' THE STAR
.-PAGE TWO THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1997


Share the Load '


WE DON'T LIKE FOR THE state to have to mortgage an un-
certain future, even to finance our schools. It is all too 'iffy' and
could get the state Into a peck of financial trouble at some point
in the future. For instance, what is the state going to do if it gets
itself into this predicament again? .... and it could happen.
The only satisfying thing to us about the results of the spe-
cial session, is that the state lawmakers have had to bite the
same caliber bullet the individual counties have nearly chewed
to bits. They have'had to rob from Peter to pay Paul in their vari-
ous operations for many years, now, and turn about is fair play.
Let the big boys struggle to make ends meet for a while in order
for them to see how it feels.
THE STATE HASN'T BEEN overly generous in its largesse,
even now. The individual counties must still come up with the
means to finance a major portion of its needed construction. For
instance, Gulf County is receiving $1,760,600 in new construc-
tion and rehabilitation money, according to our Representative
Jamey Westbrook Still, we must have that half mill sales tax we
voted on ourself [part of that chewing on the bullet activity] in
order to do a halfway decent job of providing for our needs.
We stress that word. "needs". It's a pity we can't provide
something from an appearance and beauty aspect, along with
providing,only what we "need". A locale, we think, is solidified by
some of its public buildings being a sight to behold as well as
strictly utilitarian. Schools are some of the most visible of public
buildings which go a long way toward engendering a sense of
pride in the inhabitants of a community.
BUT,' WE'LL 'SETTLE FOR "need" for right now. We'll settle
for a substantial- and safe building with a little bit of comfort
thrown In. We'll settle for a building of adequate size to promote
the adequate conduct of classes. We'll settle for a building which
doesn't leak, with adequate lighting, restroom facilities you
know; the essentials!
SLet the 'Jamey Westbrooks' of Florida have the job of keeping
our state from going bankrupt in an attempt to finance our
schools, without too much strain on the taxpayers. Like we said
at the beginning of this piece; the onus has fallen on the backs
of the Gulf Countys of the state for too long a time. It's time for
the big boys to shoulder part of the load.



An Appropriate Gesture
IT WAS AN APPROPRIATE gesture to recognize S.S.S.T.
Clifford Sims this past Veterans Day, for his having earned the
Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously ., that
means, after his death. You see Sgt. Sims paid the ultimate price
for his medal. He didn't even get to see what that price had pur-
chased. Evidently he never gave it a second thought, at the time
the bill came due. If he had stopped to ponder the question of
whether or not he wanted the medal; or even if his actions would
be sufficient to receive the medal, it would have been too late for
the members of his platoon. They would probably all been eligi-
ble to receive the Purple Heart, had he hesitated to consider.
lfv,.'refimber.'correctly. the people of Port St. Joe didn't
'even know Sgt. Sims had received his special recogniiti6ri' until
some time after it was awarded; and then there was no grand
announcement made of the award. Someone had to 'discover'
that the award had been made before the general public even
knew it.
THIS WAS THE MOST powerful recognition of this, the na-
tion's highest medal awarded, to be made in Port St. Joe, public-
ly. It was too long in coming, in our estimation, but it wasn't
from neglect on anyone's part. It was just a matter of taking for
granted that everyone was correctly proud that one of our citi-
zens should be considered worthy of such an award.
How do you become more worthy, than to lay down your life
for the protection of your friends-your charges?
CLIFFORD SIMS HAS been recognized at every Veterans
Day celebration since his heroic deed, with special emphasis
voiced and his name Included on monuments, but so far as we
can remember, this is the first time a special day featured his
action and his honor received. It is the first time he has been
honored with acknowledgement placed at each entrance to the
city, proudly recognizing that S.S.S.T. Clifford C. Sims, recipient
of this nation's highest honor for bravery, was one of us. Not
many cities can lay claim to being the home town of a Medal of
Honor type of person.
JIt's been a long time coming.


To HUghR DOWN WITH ES BY KESLEY COLBERT


Toughin' It Out At Both Ends


Men.
I went to visit my college Insti-
tuted boys this past: weekend. It
was a quick, two day trip. I didn't
have anything for them. Nobody
was hurt. I was on no mission.


They didn't even need money!
The youngest is a freshman.
It's his first time away from home.
And my best guess is he's feeling
those pangs of loneliness. The
phone calls have become more
frequent and the conversation
lingers a tad longer with each call
. ... "It's cold 'up here' and it
rains everyday .... .school is
harder than I thought it would be
. . baseball practice is just.
run, run, run ..... the professor


about half explain things . .
and you ought to see these tests .

"Jesse. son, are you doing
o.k.?"
"Yes sir, I'm fine."
Men.
I went. I wasn't on any "mis-
sion" here mind you, I just seized
a free weekend and thought a lit-
tle trip would be nice .....
Both: boys were glad to see


me. though I suspect one more so
than the other. Josh has been
working at the college game for
going on three and a half years.
He's an old hand at "living away
from the house". Besides, he had
a big physics test on Monday, and
a super gigantic genetic test on:
Tuesday. He was pretty busy.'
"Dad, I'm sorry, but you picked'
the worst possible weekend."
I wanted to help, I told him all
I knew abput George Mendel and;
his peas ..... but he already had
a study partner who was, ummh,
slightly better looking than me ..
e
We did all manage to ride
around town some. we made a lit-
tle'small talk, we went to church.
'we found a couple of decent
restaurants, but as it worked out
it was me and Jess a lot by our-
selves. Hey, it was a wonderful
opportunity undoubtedly sent
from above
We talked, of my first month
away from home. My thoughts,
fears, tears, doubts, sleepless
nights were still vivid after all the
years .. Life can be tough.
Preparing for it can be tough.
Leaving home is an adjustment
'whether it entails college, military
or a job in the Acme pharmaceu-
tical factory in Des Moines, Iowa.
He's not the first to leave home,
he won't be the last. "Son,
it's all part of the growing process.
'Am'I making any sense'to you?"
"Sure. I've got to give a speech
tomorrow on Woodrow Wilson.
Can you tell me anything that will
help me with that"
Men.
I sat down with my older
brother after I'd dropped Jesse off
at his dorm. "Leon, I'm worried.
Jesse is wrestling with the big
jump from a comfortable, familiar,
"safe" home to a strange and
seemingly unfriendly college in a
foreign territory."
"Shoot. nothing wrong with ol'
Jess. He just needs to find a girl-
friend! I'll take him down to
Tootsie's Orchid Lotnge .and
introduce him around-a steady
companion can help ease the
transition ..... don't you worry
another minute" :
Maybe there's a mission here
after all..... ...
It was a quick couple of days.
Josh had said goodbye the night
before. He was just about begin-
ning the physics test now . .
Jesse and I stood alone in the
parking lot of Bruin Hills.
I thought back to the first
couple of weeks of his life. He'd
.spent them as a two pound pre-
mature baby literally fighting for
every breath at Sacred. Heart
Hospital. I wanted to tell him
"ain't God good" just for giving us
the opportunity to be in college!
There must be a reason he's here.
Mostly I wanted to wrap my
arms around him, tell him he was
so special; tell him he was the
greatest son; tell him how proud I
(See KESLEY on Page 3)


Our Minds Run in the Same Channel at the Same Time


I HAVE BEEN afraid what
has happened would finally hap-
pen some time or another: and It
has!l Kes and I have finally-
though loosely-written about the
same subject on the same week,
in our columns.
You see, we don't have a top-
level conference each and every
week about what we will write
about. We just have an idea and
sit down to whip it .out before the
idea disappears. Our ideas have a
habit of doing Just that and the
hardest part about, this column
writing bit is coming up with a
subject to develop for a column.
The next hardest thing to ad-
here to is to develop that idea in
the same number of words each
week. Sometimes we get through
writing our columns before we
have used the allotted number of
words. In other words, we get
through before we're through, if
youi know what I mean.
,At other times, we both have
difficulty telling our story in the
space set aside to accommodate


it. Kes, especially has trouble
along these lines. He's a wordy in-
dividual, you know.

BUT,'WE BOTH had very se-
rious subjects last week. When
one has a stray cat adopt their
house and home, as well as their
families, they have problems.
There is no changing the cat's
mind about where he will next
make his abode. What I did to my
adopted family cat is a prime ex-
ample. If changing a male cat's
mind about his mission in life
doesn't make him 'take off and
hunt another, kinder, home, then
nothing else will.


Kes doesn't tell us what seNc
his latest addition to the family is
supposed to be, but it more than
likely has these same tendencies
toward stubbornness about his
choice of abode.
The thing I can't figure out is;
given a cat's tendency to stay
where he gets a meal and has a
reasonably warm place to sleep,
why does he/she 'wander to an-
other home? He/she ought to be
wander-proof.

I'M WONDERING if there
might be an epidemic of cats
wandering around, changing
homes, going on in town. It


makes me wonder with two in-
stances coming to light in the
same week. Sort of like lemmings
going out to sea, all at' one time.
There seems to be no signal,
or season, for the migration to
take place. They just up and go.
Let me say here and now; I
have. never been fortunate
enough to have one of these semi
strays 'leave my house;. If they
come, they are usually there for
the duration of a cat life.
I don't know' what prompts
these cats to ,wander, in other
words. If I did know the condi-
tions, I would likely.install the en-
vironment around my house, to
prevent further 'migrations in my
direction and then I would defi-
nitely share the secret with my
friend, Kes.

I REMEMBER, several years
ago, when Willie lived in White
City, he had a pond dug behind
his house. Before long, that pond
was filled with tadpoles and later
on, with young bullfrogs. Willie


was generous with how he would
dispense with these bullfrogs.
since all evidence was that he
was going to have a bumper crop.
He even started thinking
about making his pond larger In
order to accommodate his frog
crop.
One morning, he awoke to
see his population of frogs mak-
ing a line across the road, where
they were headed for the woods
in a steady stream. The only ones
which didn't make a get-away
from his pond are those who were
run over by cars.
S What once were big plans for
bullfrog .dinners became plans to
do without.
There was no rhyme, nor rea-
son for the great migration; they
just left! Just like the now-
infamous two cats here in our
community; they just changed
abodes for their own particular
reasons.
While they made both Kes
and I unhappy with their deci-
sions, I like to reason that they


also made two families happ',be-
cause of their wanderings.

DON'T GET ME wrong; I am
not a cat hater, nor. do I believe
Kes is a cat hater. It's just that
we can like them better if they
won't just wander up, uninvited,
and act like they are at home so
easily.
I have even accepted owner-
ship of a cat or two in my life and
some of them were satisfying to
have around. There was one cat
in 'my history that would-and
Sdid-go to the bathroom and use
the family commode when the
urge came upon him. But I had to
get rid of him because I could
never train him to lift the toilet
seat or flush the device after he
used it. You know how unsani-
tary that can be.
Then, too, there was always
the possibility that the special
room would be occupied at times
when I wanted to use It. There's
nothing more crowded than a
crowded bathroom.


-THE STAR-
USPHS 518880 .
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Port Authority



Negotiating for



Two Parcels

Located on Gulf County Canal
for Industrial Development, Port "


This pick-up truck was pushed across the yara,
waterspout, ending up against a chain link fence.




Waterspout


A' waterspout zoomed'- ashore
in. the Highland View area late
Wednesday afternoon of last
Week, generally causing a mess of
several pieces of private property
which lay in its path.
Hardest hit were the Dixie
Dandy food market and a mobile.
home owned by Joe Nugent.
The Dixie Dandy suffered a
.blown out show window and two
glass doors were also damaged in
the big blow., Everything lying
around loose on the outside of
the building was scattered about,L
causing a sizeable clean-up job.
Dixie Dandy's building is situated
right adjacent to Highway .98,
which runs, along the shoreline of
St. Joseph Bay.' where the watei,-
spout originated.
The spout then swung up the
street. striking the new mobile
home of Joe Nugent, causing con-
siderable damage to the siding on
the home and to a pick-up truck
which was parked in the yard.
'SeVer-l'"tree limbs' were' blown
I' down- tird debris' was strewn
throughout the area. "
Personnel from Civil Defense.
the Highland View Fire Depart-
ment. and the Gulf County Sher-
iffs Department responded to the
scene to assess damage and con-
trol curiosity seekers.


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No injuries were reported as a glass doors were blown out by the force of the winds beli
result of the waterspout. packed by the waterspout.


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of Joe Nugent's mobile home, which is locat-
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from Dixie Dandy. The boat shown was a
pushed up against the home by the h:
winds.


Undercover Drug Operation Nets Arrest of Two Men (Sheriff's Dept.)


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T1vo Wewahitchka men were
arrested last Friday (November
14) during an undercover drug
operation conducted in conjunc-
tion with the Gulf County Sheriffs
Office and Port St. Joe Police
'Department. according to Captain
Joe Nugent of the GCSO.
According to arrest reports.
-Michael Yarrell (23) and Ronnie
Small (20) were arrested as a
result of the operation.
Small was arrested and
charged with the sale of cannabis
and intent to sell after undercover
officers purchased seven bags of



Kesley

(From Page 2)
was of him;' tell him how much, I
'loved him; tell him if he could give
me a day or two I'd learn every-
thing there was to know about
Woodrow Wilson' and 'pass it along

I wanted to tell him that he
had nothing to prove to me. He
showed- me he could "cut it" the
day he was .born-aid he'd done
nothing over the years to dispel
my thinking. In fact, his stock
with me had only gone up with
each passing day . I also
wanted, to tell him that lonely. is
,.not reserved just to.those out on
the. field.,
I often sit and wonder what
he thinks of me.
The ,cold wind, swept some
golden leaves across the asphalt
as we each shifted a little awk-
wardly from one foot to another.
Goodbyes are notr our forte. I
wanted so desperately to tell him
of the thoughts that .were warp
; speeding through my mind.....
S "Good luck on your speech."
"Thanks" ,
"See you Thanksgiving, son."
He left for class with a quiet
Ssee ya.
S Men.


Someday,
Dad


marijuana from him. then found
an eighth bag on his person after
searching him.
Yarrell was charged with pos-
session of less than 20 grams of
marijuana after officers found one
bag of marijuana under the chair
he was sitting in during a routine
search of the area.
Charged With Burglary
Gulf County Sheriffs Office
Investigator Greg Cole arrested
Margaret Ann Frat, 24, of Panama
City, on charges of burglary of a
structure last Tuesday evening,
November 11th.
Sheriffs office arrest reports
state that during a subsequent
interview, Frat also confessed to
an October 1 1 burglary of an auto
in Wewahltchka, as well as pass-
ing numerous bad checks in Bay
County.
According to the sheriffs
department release, Frat stole
several blank checks, then used
them to purchase several items in
Panama City, including a dog,
furniture, and an older automo-
bile, then traded those purchased
items for drugs.
Frat also faces pending


Voice of Democracy
Proclamation Signed
Mayor Johnny D. Linton, in
an effort to encourage and pro-
mote patriotism, has proclaimed
the week of November 17th
through November 24th to be
Voice of Democracy Week in Port
St. Joe.
In making this proclamation,
Mayor Linton commended the
Veterans of Foreign Wars and its
Ladies Auxiliary for their sponsor-
ship of the 51st annual Voice of
Democracy Program. He also
called, upon all 10th, 11lth, and
12th grade students to think,
write and speak up for the future
of democracy as they participate
in this program.

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Gulf, County's Economic
Development Committee began'
assessing some of the county's
amenities during its monthly
meeting held in the Board of
; .. County Commissioners' meeting
room Monday night.
'EDC Chairman Joe Danford
S called for member report assign-
ments from Tommy Pitts (Port
Authority), Gregg Mahlkov
(ANRR), and Mike McDdnald
(Florida Power).
Pitts gave an overview of the
Port Authority's past, present and
.t hopeful future in port operations.
l He said the group was currently
working toward marketing and
environmental studies for, a.
port/industrial complex, to be
located on the intracoastal water-
way. .
They are currently negotiat,-.
ing with St. Joe, Corporation for
two parcels of land along the
wo canal. Approximately 95 acres
ing between the George G. Tapper
Bridge and Port St. Joe
Wastewater Treatment Plant. and'
150 acres just above Premier
Services are being considered.
Pitts reminded the group of
actions taken 1by the Port
Authority. approximately 20 years
ago, when the Florida Department
of Transportation was given $2.1
million by the port group to
increase the bridge elevation to
75' clearance, and to extend the
southern span so rail and truck
traffic could pass under the span
(on the south side) without dis-
rupting traffic.
The forethought by Port
Authority members at that time
has helped to make current plans
feasible, he pointed out.
Natural gas, water, sewer;
and rail service are all available to
the sites being looked at, as well
as a natural deep waterway chan-
nel for shipping access from the
Gulf, Pitts told members of the
EDC. .. .. .,
Ted Clements (Florida Coast
Paper Company. L.L.C.) .also
noted that the paper mill should
have a ship in around the end of
This month to ship paper products
from its dock. The company hopes
tso to make ship traffic a routine
Igh occurrence at its docks as it
explores expanding overseas mar-
kets.
Gregg Mahlkov (ANRR) gave a
similarly optimistic report on long
term growth prospects for the
) railroad.
"Forty percent of the tonnage
moved in the U.S. goes by rail," he


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can hold approximately ,three
truckloads of product.
ANRR can, ship. from Gulf
County to most any place in North
America, including Canada, by
tieing into the rail network at the
company's ('Chatahoochee junc-
tion, Mahlkov said.
Currently .,'coal 'and wood
products accotint! for the, vast
majority of ANRR business.
Material Transfer, Inc.. shipping
coal to Palatka,, which, is the
largest customer, accounts for
53% of 1996 revenues, while
pulpboard, woodchips and pulp-
wood total nehrly'33%.
He said the company had
plenty of room for further expan-
sion. They currently ruin four
trains per day (two north and two
south) and could increase that
number with very-little expense.
A 101,000; square foot ware-
,house is also being considered for
construction by the company.
. Mahlkov said, some thought
had been given to offering passen-
ger rail service to tourists visiting
the area, but studies indicate
there are not enough potential
users at this time.
,"Gulf County is the last place
rail service is available year round
along the intracoastal waterway."
he told the group.
Mike McDonald summarized
Florida Power's capability to serve
the area in one sentence-"You
build it. we'll serve it."
He said the company had four
substations located in the county
with an ample overage of available
power to serve most any needs,
Including three-phase and high
voltage for industrial use.
..Reports were ,also given by
the By-Laws. Foreign Trade Zone
and Incorporation Committees.
Chairman Danford also
reported to the committee, infor-
nation which Mike' .McDonald,
Don Butler and he received dur-
ing an economic development
class the trio recently attended.
He said 85% of companies
looking to relocate are looking for
a building when they, move;
stressed a need to concentrate on
retaining existing businesses:
never make a promise you can't
keep: and the importance of con-
fidentiality. were all stressed dur-
Ing the class. '
"Marketling is #1. We're selling
a product-Gulf County," he said.


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OA-GE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 1997


Quarles Crowned

Homecoming Queen


Jessica Quarles, daughter of
Biff and Carol Quarles, formerly
of Port St. Joe, was crowned
homecoming queen of Manchester
High School on Friday night,
November 7th. Jessica is .the
granddaughter of Billy and Jackie
Quarles of Port St. Joe. Her great
grandparents are Fanny Quarles
and Basil E. Kenney, Jr.
Jessica. lives in Chesterfield,
Virginia and attends the school
with an enrollment of over 2,500
on the outskirts of Richmond. She
is an honor student and is vice
president of the Student Council


Association. Jessica is active in
Drama Club as well as Chamber
Choir and Capital Swing, a highly
honored song and dance group.

Jessica is a senior who is very
involved in Young Life, a Christian
outreach group within the public
school system. She has spent the
past several summers in mission
work with groups going to Mexico,
the Bahamas, and Africa. She'will
graduate In June, 1998 and plans
to attend Mary Washington
College in Fredricksburg, Virginia
in the fall.


Local Student Will


Jessica Quarles


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


Dear Counselor: '
I am a 65 year old who just:
retired. I used to feel like I was a
part of my town and community.
Now I feel like I have nothing of
merit to offer. I see health prob-
lems. old age and nursing homes
looming in my future.
SI 'can't shake this, although I
am in very good health and am
not in any way disadvantaged or
"elderly". In fact, friends say I look
to be in my 40s. Why do I feel this
way and how can I help myself feel
better?
Signed.
Too "Young" To Be "Old"
Dear -Young":
Our society has made some
sweeping changes In how we view
the older generation in the past
century. At one time. older people
were revered. In fact, many of our
founding fathers were well past
"retirement" age when they served
presidential terms, congressional
and gubernatorial terms as well
as serving as diplomats and
ambassadors to key appoint-
ments.
Old age or mature years were
equated with wisdom and experi-
ence. In the-last 'eritury, however,
there-*has -been -an 'almost' 360
degree turn in how the public
views older people. There has
been an almost overemphasis on
youth and the alleged productivity
associated with this time.
Today. a lot of seniors live
long, healthy and productive lives.


Some even begin second careers.,
go to college or develop long
neglected hobbies.
There is a growing number of
seniors active in politics, civic and
volunteer work and competitive
sports (my grandfather played a
mean game of tennis daily, well
Into his seventies)!
Still "old" stereotypes remain.'
You say you are in good health
and have none of the problems
some seniors suffer. But perhaps
you are -buying into" these
stereotypes. Perhaps you are suf-
fering from adjustment reaction to
retirement, which .is also com-n
mon.
A counselor can help you
explore your feelings about the
aging process and give you
options so that you can enjoy and
be productive in a time which can
be the best of your life. Please call
the Gulf County' Guidance Clinic
at 227-1145 if we can be of fur-
ther assistance! Thank you for
writing.
Sincerely,
Laura Rogers. B.S.W., M.S.
Note: Please address your ques-
' 'tionsand cormunet'ts to: '
'-,Deai r C6imselor," 3.11 '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.


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Natasha Janae Powell. eur-
rently a senior at Port St. Joe
High School, is a recipient of one
of the 1997 National Council-of
Teachers of English (NCTE)
Achievement Awards In Writing.
Natasha will receive a certificate
of commendation, recognizing her
superior achievement in this pro-
gram.
Over 3.000 juniors were nom-
inated during the previous school
year for Achievement Awards in
Writing. Upon nomination, each
student completed and submitted
an Impromptu essay as well as a
sample of his or her "best work".
Each piece of writing submitted
by a nominee was read and evalu-
ated by two judges, one high
school and one college English
teacher. In the event of differing
evaluations, a third judge, usual-
ly the state coordinator for the
program, settled all differences to
help produce the final list of stu-
dents.
The winners in this program
are among the best student writ-
ers in the country. The careful se-
lection of the nominees by their
high schools and the judges' con-
scientious and sensitive reading



Engaged
Johnny and Catherine Col-
lins are proud to announce the fi-
nal plans and forthcoming mar-
riage of their daughter. Alisha
Dianne Collins, to Benjarrin Fern
Nunnery. the son of Fern and
Barbara Nunnery. -,,- '6
The weddingcwill' tak ,pla-e
on. December 6th. at theaUtit6ed
Pentacostal Church in WeWva-
hitchka. beginning at 1:00 p.m.
CST. The ceremony will be per-
formed by Kevin Cox, and a re-
ception will follow at the home of
Gall Nunnery. All friends and
family are warmly Invited to at-*
tend.


Calhoun Chamber to
Host Christmas Ball
Dust off your dancin' shoes
and get ready to rock at the
Annual Christmas Ball sponsored
by the Calhoun County Chamber
of Commerce to be held Friday,
December 5th at Full Court Grill
in Blountstown.
Featured entertainers for the
evening will be the popular band,
-Tom & the Cats". who will pliy
all your favorite hits.
Throughout the evening, a
dinner buffet will be served with a
variety of choices. All area busi-
nesses are invited to turn the
event into a Christmas party for
their staff and the chamber will
be happy to reserve a special seat-
ing section for your group.
Tickets are on sale now for
$40 a couple and $22.50 for sin-
gles. or you can purchase them at
the door for $25 per person. To
ordei tickets, call the Calhoun
County Chamber office at (850)
674-4519.

Bazaar/Bake Sale
The ladies of the United
Methodist Church of Mexico
Beach will be holding their annu-
al bazaar and bake sale on
November 22nd at the church fel-
lowship hall. located on 22nd
Street in Mexico Beach. .
They plan to open at 8 a.m.
(CT) and remain until all is sold.
Please stop by and visit and check
out their goodies: they will appre-
ciate it very much.


Satsuma Orange,.Sweet & Tart
Kumquat, Lemon, Grapefruit. Fresh
fruit also available, pecans, fig, grape,
blueberry, apple, Japanese persim-
mon. Bradford pear, live oak, hollies,
large selection of camellias, and
landscape plants.


ting Award
of the entries insured that only
outstanding student writers were
selected for the awards,


Natasha Janae Powell


Ornaments on Sale
to Benefit the Needy
The Beaches Lions Club is
selling Christmas tree ornaments.
each equipped with a smoke de-
tector, for $10.00. and with bat-
teries included for $11.50. Also
available for purchase is a club
cook book for $13.75. All pro-
ceeds will be used to help those
in need in the community. For
more information, please call
647-3473 or 647-5634.


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Albanie ShaVanity Gant
Look Who's Nine!
Albanie ShaVanity Gant cele-
brated her ninth birthday on Fri-
day. November 14th with a party
at school with her classmates and
friends.
Albanie is the daughter of Li-
Tasha Mills and John P. Gant.
She is the granddaughter of Mr.
and Mrs, James Daniels. Sr.. Mr.
and Mrs. Casseldera Watts. and
Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Gant, all of
Port St. Joe. Albanie Is also the
great-granddaughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Jack Leslie, also of Port St.
Joe.


Demonstrates Holiday Work
Joyce Estes, shown at right above, owner of the Bayside Gallery &
Florist, demonstrated techniques for making arrangements for the
upcoming holidays to members of the Port St. Joe Garden Club. They
meet last Thursday afternoon at the Garden Center on Eighth Street.
Mrs. Estes Is also a renowned area artist who specializing in nautical
themes, in both pen,and ink and oil paintings.
Also shown in the photograph admiring some of Mrs. Estes' hand-
iwork is Elsie Griffin. a member of the garden club.





November 21-22, 1997
8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
We're celebrating our First
Anniversary, with our Holiday
Open House!
Come and browse our newly opened Christmas rIom.
Join the celebration wtth games, give always, balloon pick-
n-pop and save 10-40% off your purchase
Plenty of good eats & friendly conversation!
We want to extend a special thank-you to our patrons
for making our first year so very successful, and we are
looking forward to serving you for many more!
BThanks again!
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 1997


Loquat Trees Bloom In Winter Here


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Over 200 Att


Veterans Da?

VFW Post 9#10069 and the
Ladies Auxiliary had a great Third
Annual Veterans Day Celebration
last week. Over 200 people
* enjoyed the activities, food, games.
and contests on a beautiful sunny
day at the post home in Highland
View.
The children and adults
enjoyed the games, free food. face'
painting and an hour show by
Lamar Cantrell, a master magi-
cian from Panama City. After his
show, the boys and girls followed
him to his car where he made sev-
e: ral animals out of balloons
Thanks to the merchants of;
Port St. Joe, ,Mexico Beach.,
Highland View, St. Joe .Beach,
Simmons Bayou and Indian Pass,
there were many door prizes given
South.
Again this year. the Mexico
Beach Volunteer Fire Department
amved with sirens blowing and
lights flashing on their newly pur-
chased ladder truck.
The trophies won were: "G.I.
Jane", April Middleton: "G.I. Joe",
Brandon Burkett; "Oldest Veteran
in Attendance".. Willie McNair
(78); and "Youngest Veteran in
Attendance",. James Pate (27).
The day started at noon with
an impressive opening ceremony
with the Port St. Joe High School
ROTC Honor Guard In atten-
....danqe. Commander Bill Schlick-
S"an 1'-lco0ed o e.ne. w nd
"- after-the-f ag'-W Tafsed BySrF.
Vice Commander Dick Seefeldt
and Wanda Walker (Ladies
Auxiliary) sang the National


end VFW


Celebration

Anthem, he gave a short message
on the history 'of Veterans Day.
[Depicted in the photo above.]
Barb and the Boys (band)
played music on the back deck
with kids and adults dancing on:
the grass. The event's organizer,
Community Service Chairman
Ginny Seefeldt, would personally
like to thank everyone who helped
her to make this day a success.

Hutchinson is Basic
Training Graduate
Army National Guard Pvt.
Virginia K. Hutchinson has grad-
uated from basic military training-
at Fort Leonard Wood in
Waynesville, Missouri.
During the training, students
received instruction in drill and
ceremonies, weapons, map read-
ing. tactics, military courtesy,
military justice. first aid, and'
army history and traditions.
Hutchinson is the daughter of
Brinton T. and Dawn M.
McClellan of Panama City. Her
husband, Colin, is the son of
Colin and June Hutchinson of
Wewahitchka. She is a 1997 grad-
uate of Wewahitchka High School.

Honoring Pastor
,. The Philadelphia Primitive
Baptist Church family will honor
-'t.ditipast6iEldlertJ. Hawkins on
Sunday. November 23 during ser-
vices at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to attend.


Loquat trees make excellent
additions to Florida landscapes.
The trees are well-shaped ever-
greens that are easy to care for.
During winter, when many trees
are in a semi-dormant state, lo-
quats are in full bloom, with
small, fragrant white flowers. As
spring nears, loquat trees begin
to bear edible fruit.
If your homesite would bene-
fit from one .or more flowering
fruit trees that retain an attrac-
tive appearance year round, plant ,
some loquats. My Information on
loquats was provided by Exten-
sion Fruit Crop Specialist Dr. Tim
Crocker.
Loquat trees are relatively .
small, reaching a height of only
25'feet when fully, grown. Their
leaves grow up to a foot long. and
they have a fuzzy texture when
young, becoming smooth and
waxy as they mature. Loquat
fruits are oval shaped, about one
or two inches long. and dull yel-
low in color. Most loquats'bear
fruit regularly, and often quite
heavily. A five year old tree will
produce about 100 pounds of
fruit in a typical year.
Loquats may be grown in
three ways: from seeds, rooted
Cuttings. and as budded trees.
They are easy to grow from seeds.
but seed grown trees won't pro-
duce superior fruit varieties and
may take years to bear at all. The
best fruit comes from loquats

Veteran's Day
Dinner a Success
IThe Ladies Auxiliary of VFW
Post 8285 in Wewahitchka salut-
ed the local veterans and their
families with a special dinner on
November 11th. Everyone in-
"volved would like to thank the la-
dies of the auxiliary, who cooked
three bountiful tables of goodies.
They would also like to ex-
tend their appreciation to th fol-.
lowing Panama City merchants
who donated the door prizes that
helped to make it a wonderful
evening for the veterans: Amy's
Hallmark; B. Dalton: Boater's
World; Camelot Music; Coffee
Beaneiy; Firestone on North Cove:
Boulevard; Gayfer's; Jane's Hall-
mark 'and Gifts: J.C. Penney,
Merle Norman & More; and Norris
Auto Parts.
Warm thanks are extended to
the following businesses as well:
Creek Stop & Deli for the scrump-
tious fried chicken: Dixie Dandy
and Rich's IGA fo'r the turkeys:
Badcock Furniture and Citizens
Federal Bank in Port St. Joe; and
Alamo Car Rental and Dodge
Country, of Tallahassee. They
would like to encourage everyone
to support the businesses that
care for veterans.
.The Ladies Auxiliary would
like to say God bless each and
everyone who participated in hon-
oring the veterans. For member-
ship information, please contact
Commander Rex Outlaw at 639-
2055 or Ann Mann. President at
639-2443.
The family of Clara Morris wishes to
S express appreciation to Dr. Okianen who
brought her through so many bad times,
Dr. Jvers who came into her life a short
lime and brought her comfort and all the
Oulf Pines Hospital staff who became a
part of her life, bringing her out of her sick-
ness until she gave up and wanted to go
Home. All of you are very professional and
special. Thank you doesn't even begin to
show our appreciation.
In Memory of
Clara Morris
& Howell Family


tnat are vegetatively propagated.
Two ways this is done in Florida
are shield budding and grafting.
Loquats do best in subtropi-
.cal climates, but mature trees
can withstand temperatures as
low as 100 fahrenheit without


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Service


by: Roy Lee Carter
Gillf County Agent

freeze damage.. However, the
blooms are easily damaged by
frosts. So, loquat trees growing in
the colder, northern areas of our
state usually do not produce
much fruit unless they're protect-
ed from the cold.
Loquats can be grown in any'
-:type of Florida soil, as long as It's
well drained and free of salt. Lo-
quats need a good water supply
to produce good quality fruit, but
this must be carefully monitored.
Never flood a loquat with water;
this will lull a tree.
Loquats need some fertilizer
for best fruit production.' When
the soil is shallow, it's a good idea
to make three or four applications
of fertilizer a year. In deeper soil.
'one *or two annual applications
are adequate. Any common 8-8-8
or 10-10- 10 analysis with magne-
.sium should be adequate For
specific amounts and application
dates, check with your garden


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agent.
Regular pruning of. loquat
trees is not necessary because
they have naturally well-shaped,
symmetrical crowns. However, oc-
casional pruning may be needed
to remove .dead wood..Also, if you
notice your loquat is producing
very small fruit, pruning a few
branches may help Increase fruit
size by reducing the total number
of fruit clusters on the tree.
To review briefly-loquat,
trees make excellent additions 'to
Florida landscapes, and they can
be grown In almost all areas of
our state. They'll grow in nearly
any well-drained, salt free soil;
they need a good. but not exces-
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and occasional pruning Because


loquats are evergreens, they'll
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in winter. Also, loquats bloom in
mid-winter, .producing unique,
edible fruit early in the spring.


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FOR RENT:
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parking lot. Will
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Christmas Festival

and Parade
Saturday, December 13

FESTIVAL at Old Courthouse
10:30 2:30
Food, Games for thC Kids,
Santa from 11:30 2:00
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Parade 5:00 p.m.
Son Main Street

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ST. .NE
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Employees of GT Corn are shown in front of the main, office building on Fifth Street
Monday morning as the company officially changed its name from St. Joseph Telephone and
Telegraph Company.


Gulf's Red Snapper Recreational Fishery Closes Nov. 27


The recreational fishery for
red snapper will be closed in fed-
eral waters of the 'Gulf of Mexico
from 12:01 a.m. on November 27
through' midnight on December
31, Dr. Andrew J. Kernmerer,
Regional Administrator, South-
east Region, National Marine
Fisheries Service (NMFS)
announced recently.
Preliminary red snapper land-
ing estimates indicate that the
4.47 million pound annual recre-
ational quota for red snapper will'
have been reached by that time."
NMFS is required to close the red


snapper recreational fishery of
the Gulf of Mexico when its quota
is reached, or is projected to be
reached. '
Effective 12:01 a.m., local
time, November 27, through
December 31, the recreational
bag and' possession limits for red
snapper in or from federal waters
in the Gulf of Mexico are zero.
In addition, in the Gulf of'
Mexico on board a vessel for
which a commercial vessel permit
for Gulf reef fish, has been issued,
the bag and possession limits for


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

I would like to use a sliding patio door in the
back of a house I am remodeling. Are there
doors on the market that give screen stabili-
ty?
Screen instability has been a problem,.with
sliding patio .doors, but these ,door,s,have.,
been greatly improved. Marvin has intro-i
duced an all new sliding patio door that elim-
inates screen instability by the use of a top
hung screen.
I understand that hardwood floors are popu-
lar again. Is the wood we see being used in
floors durable?


Answer: If you buy the very best quality wood you
can find and have the floors finished by an
experienced craftsman you should get good
service from your floors.

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



HOME FOR SALE ON
CHIPOLA RIVER
639-3918 Wewahitchka
2 bd/2 ba. brick home, furnished, fireplace, laundry
room, decks w/grill, fish fryer, guest house has kitchen,
living room/bedroom, 1 ba. walkway to river with
deck. Excellent fishing plus many extras.
lip 11/20


red snapper are zero, without
regard to where the red snapper

Marina

from Page 1
the city, or at worst case, pay, its
own way."
G Marina, Committee member.
Greg Johnson echoed those
remarks, stating that conserva-,
Stive estimates, especially based on
the good news from RDA on the
loan rates, show the marina being
a very profitable venture for who-
ever secures the bid proposal to
operate it.
Local 'businessman David
Warriner said he was very inter-
ested in' making :a proposal to,
operate the complex as have sev-
eral other businessmen in the-
area.
All five commissioners have
stood firm in their commitment
not to obligate city dollars for the
marina construction. Board attor-
ney Billy Joe Rish pointed out
that ad valorem tax dollars could
not and would not be used for
financing unless city voters
approved such use through a ref-
erendum.
The city's Intent has always
been to lease out the operation by
going out for bids for proposals -to
operate the marina. ,
The lessor would then be
responsible for paying the debt
service and interest of the loan.
City commissioners and Marina
Committee members also feel
chances are very good that the
marina operations contract could
generate surplus money that
would be added to their revenues.
During Wednesday's extended
session, the board voted 3-2 to
sign the loan papers and proceed
with the project. Commissioner
Bill Wood made the motion, which
was seconded by Commissioner
Charlie Norton and supported by
Commissioner Charles Tharpe.
Mayor Johnny Linton and,
Commissioner Damon McNair
voted against the motion.
After the meeting, both Linton
and. McNair commented they
would support the wishes of the,
board.:
Marina Committee chairman
Charles Costin said. "I'm happy
the commission has taken this
initiative to invest In our
community's future."
If all goes as planned, bids to
build the marina will go out
December 1 with a projected com-'
pletion date in September 1998.
In Other Business


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other needs?

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If any of the above apply to you, we have Mortgage programs available with no
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Wreck Friday Morning Injures One


Judith Howell, of Port St. Joe,
was transported to Bay Medical
',.Center for treatment of injuries
phe received In a two vehicle acci-
dent Friday morning, according to
reports from the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office.
The accident occurred on
Highway 98, west of Highland
View (in front of Carpet Country),
when the driver of the lead vehi-
cle. Michael Mock, slowed to turn
into Carpet Country's parking lot,
going to work.
Howell hit his vehicle in the
rear then ricocheted off, striking a
palm tree head-on.
Both vehicles were traveling
east on Highway 98. The accident
occurred at approximately 8:00
o'clock Friday morning.


If YOU See News Happening .
Call iThe Star at 227-1278


are harvested. ,
NMFS will request all Gulf
states to .close the recreational
fishery In state waters during the
federal closure period: however, at
this time Florida has no plans to
"'lose the recreational harvest of
red snapper in state waters.
Fisheries violations may be
reported during business hours
(M-F 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Ell. to
NMFS Southeast Regional Office
Law Enforcement Division at
(813) 570-5344. or after hours by.
calling the hotline at 1-800-853-
1964.

Church of God
Homecoming
Port St. Joe Church of God 'in
Highland View will be celebrating
its homecoming during services
on Sunday, November 23rd. Rev.
Robin Bailey will be ministering to
those attending and the service
will feature music of The Singing
Brady's.
Dinner on the ground will be
enjoyed following the service. Rev.
Tim Bailey and the congregation
welcome everyone who would like
to join them in. the annual obser-
vance.

Srs. Wewa Outreach ..
Representatives of the Gulf
County Senior Citizens Assocla-
lion will be conducting
"Outreach" on Wednesday,
November 26 from 10:00 a.m.1
until noon. The "Outreach" is
their means of continuing to
inform people 60 and over of the
services they have to offer
throughout the county.

5th Sunday Meeting
Philadelphia Primitive Baptist
Church will be hosting the Fifth
Sunday Union Meeting on
November 30th at 11:00 a.m. The
-guest church will be Mt. Zion
Primitive Baptist Church of
Panama City.

*The board unanimously
passed four ordinances pertaining
to vicious dogs. commissioners'
compensation, open' beverage
containers, and" commission
meeting time and place (new
meeting time will be 6:00' p.m..
ET).
o *Held a workshop prior' to
Tuesday's meeting to discuss
insurance proposals.
eDecided to look at property.
and for grant funds to build a new,
little league ball complex.

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Judith Howell's vehicle struck this palm in Friday's wreck.



PUBLIC NOTICE

The Gulf County Economic Development
Committee Meeting scheduled for

Monday, December 1, 1997 has been

cancelled. The next meeting will be held
on Monday, January 5,' 1998 at 6:00

p.m., E.S.T. in the County Commission-
ers' meeting room at the Gulf County
Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Florida.
JOE DANFORD
CHAIRMAN
S2lc, Novembwe20& 27, 1997.r



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1 cup Biscuit & Baking Mix I lcan (15 oz.) pumpkin
1 cup old-fashioned oatsI can (5 oz.) evaporated milk (2/3 cup)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, 2/3 cup.granulated sugar
melted 2 large eggs, beaten
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar 112 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped pecans
Stir together crust ingredients; reserve 1/4 cup crumbs. Press remaining,
crumbs in bottom and up side of an 11-inch tart pan; set aside. Combine filling
ingredients except pecans; pour into crust. Stir together reserved crumbs and
pecans. Sprinkle over filling. Bake at 350' for 45 to 50 minutes or until knife
inserted near center comes out clean. Serve with dollops of sour cream or
hippedd cream. if desired. Makes 8 servings.


ATTENTION LOCALS!

Toucan Sam wants you!
The day has finally arrived.
New owner, New Management and a terrific New Menu.


TOUCAN'S


on the beach


812


Opening Friday,

November 21, 1997

With affordable family
dining from 11:00 a.m.
until 10:00 p.m., CST

Relax in our indoor or outdoor Beach dining area, with a family
atmosphere. Enjoy the sound of rolling waves and magnificent
sunsets from the only local restaurant

On the Beach. TOUCAN 'S.

Our new dinner menu features fresh fish, seafood, steak,
pasta, hand rolled pizza, live Maine Lobster and some
surprising specials.
Call ahead for reservations, 648-8207.

Come visit our gift shop and see our new Christmas items!

So walk, bike, swim, ride, or sail

tO TOUCAN'S on the beach.


COOKBOOKS


The Port St. Joe Garden Club
has published a cookbook
(recipes from the members). They
are now on sale from any club
member for only $10.00.' The
books promise to make a great
Christmas gift for a friend or loved
,one. The proceeds from the cook-
books will help to defray the cost
of the upkeep of the club's build-
ing and the beautification of the
grounds on Eighth Street.


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'The 1997 Scallop Festival at
St. Joseph Bay Cook Book is avail-;
able at the Gulf County Chamber
of Commerce and at the Antique
Mall in the Port Theatre. Proceeds
from the sale of the cookbook
benefit Friends of the St. Joe -
Library. Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce, and the St. Joe Bay
Writers Group.
For more information, contact
the .Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce at 227-1223. To learn
more about the St. Joe Bay
Writers Group, contact Jim
Newton at 229-9123. A


If you are interested in having a personal or family recipe
published, or if your dining establishment would like an
opportunity to be involved on the restaurant page, please
call us at 227-1278 or 229-8997! Hope you have enjoyed
our first edition of this section!


Wild Rice and Turkey Casserole
can (10 3/4 oz.) low fat cream
Sr of celery soup, undiluted
2 1/2' cups water
cup uncooked wild rice mixture
1 tablespoon Mrs. Dash Onion &
Herb Seasoning
1/4 pound cooked turkey meat,
shredded ,
Preheat oven to 375 F. Spray a
2-quart casserole with nonstick cook-
ing spray. Empty soup into casserole.
Add water slowly into the soup
while stirring. Add rice, Mrs. Dash
Onion & Herb Seasoning and turkey.
Stir well. Bake uncovered' for 45
minutes. Remove and stir again. Bake
for another 15 minutes. Let stand
for 5 minutes before serving. Makes
6 servings.
'Per serving: 170 calories, 2g fat,
.220mg sodium, 29g carbohydrates,
15mg cholesterol, 9g protein.
Creamy Turkey Pasta Salad
1 pound Rotini pasta
S1 package (16 oz.) frozen
Italian vegetables
1 1/3 cups low fat mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash Extra
Spicy Seasoning
4 teaspoons Mrs. Dash Lemonr
Pepper Seasoning
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 pound cooked turkey meat,
cubed
Cook pasta until al dente, about 10 to
12 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold
water.
Microwave vegetables according to
package directions.
In large bowl, stir together mayon-
naise, Mrs. Dash seasonings and Dijon
mustard. Add turkey, pasta and
vegetables. Toss to blend. Serve at
room temperatures, or refrigerated.
Makes 14 servings. c ,' o Ii 6 f.
Per serving: 210 calories, 6g fat,. (
20mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 30g
carbohydrates, lOg protein.
Spicy Turkey Noodle Soup /
6 cans (10 1/2 oz. each) low.
sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon Mrs. Dash Original
Blend Seasoning
1/2 package (6 oz.) "no-yolk"
egg noodles
1 package (16 oz.) frozen fiesta
S blend vegetables
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
(optional)
1/4 pound cooked turkey meat,
cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 teaspoon Tabasco
In Dutch oven, bring chicken broth to
a boil. Reduce heat to medium, add
Mrs. Dash seasoning and noodles. (
Cook for 8 minutes. Reduce heat to
low, add vegetables, cilantro, turkey
meat and Tabasco. Simmer 5 minutes.
Makes 11 servings.
Per serving: '120 calories, .,,2g fat,
80mg sodium, 10 mg cholesterol, 19g
carbohydrates, 9g protein.


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Recipients of

GED -Diplomas
Justin Poole, Shawn
Stevens, Maury Littleton and
Reuban Farmer received their
GED diplomas from Supt. Jerry
Kelley Tuesday morning prior
to the school board meeting.
The GED is equivalent to a
high school diploma. Not pic-
tured is graduate Cynthia
Hayes.

GCCTA Continues
Petition Drive
The Gulf County Classroom
Teachers Association would like
to thank everyone who signed the
petitions to Reclaim Educa-
tion's Share! of state funding.
Teachers will again be collecting
petition signatures at the football
game in Port St. Joe on Friday,
November 21st.
This is the first step in
putting an amendment on the
1998 general election ballot which
would restore education funding
,to the same level as before the lot-
tery. In Gulf County. this would
mean approximately $1 million
more in state funding.


Register Now For GED Testing


The GED test will be given
through the Gulf County Adult
School on December 5th and 6th.
Testing will begin promptly at
6:00 p.m.. ET, on Friday and at
* 8:00 a.m. on Saturday. The test
will be given at the Gulf County
Adult School, located at 2855
Long Avenue In Port St. Joe.
Registration will be held from

Juvenile Justice
Meeting Today
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will be meeting
Thursday. November 20 (today) at
4:00 p.m (ET) at the Gulf County
Public Library in Port St. Joe.
Membership in the Juvenile
Justice Council is open and there
Is no membership fee. The public
Is welcome and encouraged to
attend.


Congratulations to the Port St. Joe High Junior Varsity Volleyball team for a winning seasonI Sitting
left to right: Corrina Kniffen. Amber Bolyard, Amber Davis, Kat Holmes, Stephanie Blackman, Leslie
White, Courtney Lennox. Standing left to right: Coach Jim Belin, Rachel Perrin, Christy Jones, Amanda
Marquardt, Kim Parker, Lennon Thiel, and manager Kristin Garcia.


Willie Mae Daniell Michael D. Allen


Willie Mae Daniell,. of Port St.
Joe, passed away Saturday,
November 15 at Bay St. Joseph
Care Center following an extended
Illness. She had been a resident of
Port St. Joe since 1945, coming
here from DeFuniak Springs.
Mrs. Daniell was a teacher at
Port St. Joe Elementary School for
:39 years. most of that time,as a
third grade teacher. She was a
member of the Gulf County
Teachers Association. Florida
Education Association. National
Education Association, and
Retired Teachers Association.
Upon her retirement, she was
instrumental in developing a par-
ent volunteer program in the Gulf
County School System.
She was a graduate of Florida
State University, with a BA
Degree in Elementary Education
and had worked on her Masters
Degree. She attended and was a
faithful member of the First
Baptist Church of Port St. Joe for
many years, and was a member of
the American Legion Auxiliary.
Mrs. Daniell was preceded In
death by a son, William Daniell,
and a sister, Marie Laney. She is
survived by her husband, Arnold
Daniell of Port St. Joe: son, Larry
Davis and wife Margaret of
Tallahassee; Margaret's children.
Jeff and Nancy Measamer of
Houston. Texas, and Kim and Ed
IZlppel of Lake Lure, North
'Carolina; grandson. Ryan and
wife Kara of Panama City Beach:
step-daughter Reba Carol King
and husband James of
Huntsville, Alabama, and her son
Todd; three brothers, !Blake
Thomason and wife Jo Ann of
Apalachicola, and his daughter, .
Jo Ellen and husband Loren, Coy
Thomason and wife Edie of
Crestview, and Landrum
Thomason of Fort Walton Beach;
nieces, Phyllis Bixler and hus-
band Norman, and her daughter
Rachel, Joan Cavato, Dianne
Bauer and husband James, and
Holly Peacher; nephews, Vincent
Laney and wife. Kaye of
Tallahassee and Dennis
Thomason of Crestview; and a
special nephew, Gene Bradley.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, November 18 at 2:00
p.m. at the First Baptist Church
in Port St. Joe with Rev. Dennis
Pledger and Bro. Buddy Caswell

officiating, with interment follow-
ing in the family plot in Holly Hill
Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.


Michael Dean Allen, age 37.
born February 22, 1960, passed
away November 1 5 after a long ill-
ness. He was a member of the
First United Methodist Church of
Port St. Joe. Michael was a mem-
ber of the local pipefitters union
and had been employed at Florida
Coast Paper Company for the past
18 years.
He is survived by his parents,
Frederick and Sara Allen; three,
children, Michael (Chad) Allen.
Sarah Gem Allen, and Caroline
Leslie Allen: one sister and broth-
er-in-law,. Tonva (Allen) and Mike
Knox: two nephews. Christopher
and Coy Knox; many aunts.
uncles, and cousins; also two
loved ones, Diane and Daniel
Neal.
Funeral services were held at
11:00 a.m. Tuesday. November 18
at the First United Methodist
Church In Port St. Joe. conducted
by the Rev. Jesse Evans and Rev.
[David Fernandez. Interment fol-
lowed in the family plot in Holly
Hill Cemetery.-
* In lieu of flowers, contribu-
tions may be made to the Zedoc
Baxter Memorial Scholarship
Fund in memory of Michael D.
Allen. The local pipefitters union
and employees of Florida Coast
Paper Company served as hon-
orary pallbearers.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.


PSJ Police Dept. News


On Sunday, November. 16th,
Sgt.. Butch Arendt of the Port St.
Joe Police Department was
assaulted by Kloskia Lowery,
while responding to a domestic
disturbance. Lowery allegedly
threatened Sgt. Arendt and
grabbed his arm. Lowery was
arrested and booked in' Gulf
County Jail for assault and bat-
tery on a law enforcement officer.
On the same day, the police
*department investigated a minor
hit and run accident at the corner
of Avenue B and Martin Luther
King Boulevard. No Injuries _
occurred, but the damage was
estimated at $1.000.
To update the standing of last
week's robbery and assault sus-


pects who took $30 and cut a
man with a botde, the adult sus-
pect was found and the juvenile Is'
still at large. Nicholas Morning
was arrested in Leon County on
the warrant and he is presently
residing in Gulf County jail. The
police department is diligently
searching for the juvenile
Involved.
The Port St. Joe Police
Department participated in the
Port St. Joe Elementary School
Health Fair by offering presenta-
tions on drug education. gun
safety, personal safety and home
security to the sixth grade class-
es.

TB 1h AAtP


Net Ban Violation Plans Meeting


According to a press release
from the Florida Marine Patrol, on
November 11 th at approximately
3:00 p.m., Marvin Lee Darna of
Port St. Joe was arrested by
Florida Marine Patrol officers for
using an entangling net In viola-,;
tion of Article X of the State
Constitution. Mr. Darna was fish-
ing in Port St. Joe Bay around the
Eagle Harbor area.
Officers seized a total of 349
pounds of mullet along with five
entangling nets from Mr. Darna's
boat. Darna was charged with vio-
lating Article X of the State
Constitution along with a major
violation for being in possession
of an entangling net with over the
recreational limit of mullet.


The Mexico Beach chapter of
AARP will hold Its November
meeting Friday. November 21st at
the Civic Center.
It will be a covered dish din-
ner. with the chapter furnishing
the turkey, ham and dressing.
The dinner will start at noon
(CST) and the regular meeting fea-
turing the election of officers for
1997/98 immediately following.
Members are asked to bring a
covered dish to complement the
entrees. Each member is also
asked to bring along a non-per-
ishable item to supplement the
food kitchen for the less fortu-
nate.,


THANK YOU.!""'*
Thank you, citizens of Mexico Beach, for your support of the bed tax issue and my election to the
City Council. Your overwhelming support is an indication of the direction in which you want the
community to proceed. I promise to do my best to aggressively pursue the platform on which I ran.
Reducing Taxes Managing Change
Developing Infrastructure
Maximizing City Government Efficiency
Promoting Private Sector Leadership and Civic Participation
Please feel free to contact me personally on all matters pertaining to our city. Thank
you again!!!

William A. "Bill" BLOEMSMA


City Councilman


11/20


November 24th through noon on
December 4th at the Gulf County
Adult School (ask for Merri
Christie). Registration fee is
$25.00, cash or money orders
only.
The school offers GED prepa-
ration along with the regular
adult education program. You will
need to remediate prior to taking
the test. Stop in now to enroll!! If
you have any questions, please
call 227-1744 and ask for Merri.


Worship at the~..
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FSU
"RECRUIT-
., MENT"
Jim Faison recent-
ly had the plea-
sure of meeting
Jennifer Sawtell, "Featured
Twirler" for the Florida Sate
University Marching Chiefs at
Homecoming, '97. With enticing
meetings like this, Jimbo's Aunt
Patti is trying to recruit him to
play football for
#1 ranked Seminoles.

(P.S. HAPPY BIRTHDAY
JIMBO!!)


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an Decemn er 13 at500QO p.m..
S Annual Parade and 5K Reindeer Run in
Co addition to Arts, Crafts, Games and Food'
o, V Vendors. Santa will arrive by helicopter at
11:00 a.m. across from City Hall.
SAl churches, civic organizations, fire and
police departments are invited to participate. i

.., ; send the form below to: ''. '
Tonya Nixon, Parade Coordinator
Wewahitchka State Bank
P. O. Box 398 2
'.. Port St. Joe, FL 32456
*'. or call 229-8226

00 Group Name

Contact Person-

T Telephone Number.

Type of Entry:


Citizens Federal Bank, MB
Hidden Lagoon, MB
Fish House Restaurant, MB
Cross Cuts, MB
Beach Comber Pizza.
Pic's
B & B Properties
George Coody
Costin's Dress Shop
Cooper's Cut & Style
Heart's Desire
Larry's Bike 5hip
Picture Perfect Frame Shop
3600 Communications
Aline's Beauty Shop
Newberry Eye Clinic
Video Merchant
Sub Shop
St. Joe Telecommunications
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
Indian Pass Marina
Johnny's Trim Ship
Brett & Mark Lowery
First Union Bank
American Legion Post #116
Bayside Lumber
Kennedy Electric
St. Joe Papermakers FCU
Preble-Rish, Inc.
St. Joe Natural Gas


Mexico Beach Video
New York Country Deli, MB
Cathey's Hardware, MB
Beach Cafe, MB
Cookie Smith
Bill Franklin
Trading Post
Gracie's Lounge
Ard's Florist
Jeanie's Fabrics
Love to Shop Gifts
Pate's BP Service Center
The Rug Room
Heilig-Meyers
Renfro Auto Parts
Campbell's City Drugs'
Treadmill
St. Joe Furniture
Miller Chevron, Inc.
VCR Repair
Roy's Bait & Tackle
Gay & Levins Chevron
Ted Cannon
Gulf Fabricating
Panhandle Repair
St. Patrick's Seafood
James Mayhann Motors
Dr. Timothy Nelson
Hannon Insurance
C.R. Smith & Son


Sharon's Cafe, MB
Mexico Beach Grocery
Wallace Pump & Supply, MB
Hideaway Harbor, MB
Carpet County
Beach Lumber & Supply
Wanda & Gene Baker
Strawberry Patch
Costin's Bookkeeping
Photo World
Linda's Restaurant
Capt. Black's
Hannon Insurance Agency
Buzzett's Drug Store
Discount Auto Parts
Badcock's Furniture
Showtime Video
Veils & Tails
Neva's Style-A-Head
Tyndall Federal Credit Union
S. M. Marley & Associates
Bob's Paint Shop
Judy Harein
Frank McKeithen
Henderson's Restaurant
Costin Insurance
Wewahitchka State Bank
Hannon Realty
Ameriway Insurance
Active Styles Beauty Salon


Congratulations qgo out to the children who won the games-Dalton King,
Montana Lyle, Garrett King, Tony Pate, Katie Gardner, Chris Weeks, Jessica
Hopper, Cheyenne Chehardy, Jadia Miles, Scotty Carrillo, Cody Robinson,
Charles Hunter, Timmy Watford, Cody Varner, Brandon Scherer, Christin
Solock, Arianna Paul, Johnothan Hammons, Brandon Chehardy, Laura Phillips,
Jerry Lee Gainous, Brandon Burkett, Chris Schearer, Ashley'Burkett, Brian
Bizek, Tristan Darno, Michael Hopper and Danielle Densmore. Trophies were
won by April Middleton and Brandon Burkett for "Best Dressed G.I. Jane and
G.I. Joe"; Willie McNair (78), oldest veteran in attendance and James Pate
(27), youngest veteran in attendance. And a special thank you to the musical
entertainment Barb and the Boys and master magician, Lamar Cantrell.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 1997 PAGE 9A


Sharks Win County & District Championship

Both Sharks and Gators Advance in Regional Quarterfinals; Sharks Host Blountstown; Gators Travel to Bristol


The Port St. Joe Sharks dom-
inated the first half of play,
outscoring Wewahitchka 33-6
and held on for a 33-14 win to
clinch the District 4-2A
Championship and the Raffield-
Whitfleld County Trophy.
Tyson Pittman took the kick-
off for the Sharks and returned it
13 yards to the Port St. Joe 40
yard line. Pittman carried the ball
seven consecutive times for 50
Yardss, giving the Sharks second
and goal from the Gators' one
yard line.,
He was stopped for a one yard
loss -by Ike Mincy and Shawn
Voyles, then on third down, was
stopped for a four yard loss by,
Voyles, Bernard Vann and Buddy
Ake.
On fourth and goal from the
six yard line, quarterback Jarred
Patterson hit James Daniels on a
slant pattern for a touchdown.
Wayne Summers' extra point
attempt was no good, but Port St.
Joe led 6-0 with 7:43 left in the
first quarter., .
Billy Parker received the kick-
off for the Gators and returned it
19 yards to Wewa's 27 yard line.
On the Gators' second play from
scrimmage, Champ Traylor's pass
deflected out of Bunk Hysmith's
hands into the 'hands of Port St.
Joe's James Daniels for an inter-
ception.
The Sharks then drove the
ball 37 yards in seven plays and
this drive was capped off by
Patterson throwing to Daniels on
a stop pattern for a 12 yard
touchdown.
During the drive, Summers
had four carries for 15 yards, and
Patterson connected with Daniels
for nine yards. Summers' extra
point attempt was good and Port
St. Joe increased its lead to 13-0
with 3:57 left in the first quarter.
The Gators went three and
out on their next possession and
were forced to punt on fourth
down.
Port St Joe got the ball back
on their own'41 yard line with
2:00 left in the first quarter. On
third down and 16, Patterson
faked the pitch to Summers, then
threw to Rod Chambers on a slant
for 25 yards and a first down.
Three plays later, Patterson
connected with Daniels on a fade
route for a 39 yard touchdown.
Summers' extra point attempt
S was good to give th9.,SJbarkja,,
30-0 lead with. 1l:14.eft In the


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first half.
Parker returned the kick-off
16 yards to give the Gators the
ball on their own 30 yard line. He
rushed for four yards on first
down and three yards on second
down.
On third down, Mincy broke
through the Sharks' defense and
raced 63 yards for a touchdown.
Jim Huyna's extra point attempt
was no good and Port St Joe's
lead was narrowed to 20-6, with
9:47 left in the first half.
Both teams were forced to
punt after three plays on their
next possessions.
The Sharks got the ball back
on the Gators' 28 yard line after
Pittman returned a punt for 25
yards. Pittman picked up six
yards on the Sharks' first play
and a personal foul penalty on
Wewa was tacked on to the run,
giving Port St. Joe a first down on
the Gators' 11 yard line.
On second down, Pittman
took the hand off and rushed two
yards for a touchdown. Summers'
extra point was good to give the
Sharks a 27-6 lead with 9:32 left
in the first half.
Port St Joe got the ball back
on their own 47 yard line after
Wewa failed to get a first down.,
The Sharks drove 53 yards in five
plays and Pittman gained 53
yards on four carries, including a
one yard touchdown run.
The Gators blocked the extra
point attempt, but the Sharks
increased their lead to 33-6 going
into halftime.
Vann took the opening kick-
off of the second half and
returned it 12,yards to Wewa's 28
yard line. The Gators then drove,
62 yards in nine plays and scored
on Mincy's three yard touchdown
run. Mincy rushed seven times for
31 yards and Vann had a 35 yard
run that put Wewa on the Sharks'
seven yard line.
The Gators failed to convert
on their two point conversion try;
Traylor was hit while he was in a
throwing mniotipn by Port St. Joe's
Pittman. The Gators trailed 33-12
with 8:00 left in the third quarter.
The Gators threatened to
score in the fourth quarter, with
first and goal from the Sharks'
nine yard line. Mincy rushed eight
yards, putting the ball on the one
yard mark. Mincy was stopped at
.the line of scrimmage on second
tdow and then was stopped for a
four yar loss by Pittman.


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Port St. Joe's Jermaine Peterson (71) tackles the Gator's quarterback Champ Traylor. The Sharks and Gators defensive
leading ground gainer, Ike Mincey (35), after a handoff from and offensive units battled through four quarters of play.


Traylor's pass to Mincy on
fourth down fell incomplete and
the Gators turned the ball back
over to Port St Joe on their own
five yard line.
Pittman was stopped for a two
yayrd loss on first down by Voyles
arind Vann and then for another
two yard loss -by Voyles and
Hysmith.
On fourth down, the Sharks
let the snap for the punt go out of
the end zone for a' safety. This
narrowed the Sharks' lead to
33-14 for the final score.
Offensively
Tysorn Pittman, Jarred
Patterson and James Daniels led
the Sharks" offense. Pittman
picked up 146 yards on 26 carries
and scored two touchdowns.
Patterson completed eight of 14
passes for 143 yards and three
touchdown passes.
Daniels had six receptions for
113 yards and three touchdowns.
Rod Chambers had one reception
for 26 yards and Pittman also had
one reception for four yards.
Ike Mi ncy 'led~ the" dators'
offense with 168 yards on 26 ca'r-


tries, while Bernard Vann had 28
yards on ; three carries.
Quarterback Champ Traylor com-
pleted four of 14 passes for 29
yards and threw two intercep-
tions.
Defensively
Jason Brant led the Sharks'
defense with 11 tackles and one
for a loss. Kyle Adkison has ,10
tackles and one for a loss and
George Foxworth also had 10
tackles and two for a loss. ,
Jermaine Peterson, Rod
Chambers and Jim Falson each'
had nine tackles. Peterson had:
four tackles for a loss and one
quarterback sack, while Faison
had one tackle for a loss. James
Daniels Intercepted two passes.
Ike Mincy led the Gators'
defense with eight tackles and
Shawn Voyles had seven tackles.
Post-Game Comments
"We thought we could domi-
', nate from the beginning, if we
played like we were capable of
playing," said Coach Chuck
Gannon. "We played as well as we
probably could the first half. We
ran and thiew the ball real well,
*Lt i i *


Members of the Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe varsity
cheerleading squads performed several routines together dur-
ing halftime ceremonies. Both squads combined with the mes-
sage, "Be proud and supportive of Gulf County schools. We,
together make it great!"


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and we played good defense, with
the exception of the 63 yard
touchdown by Mincy," said
Gannron.
"We are going to have to play
a physical game this Friday night
against Blountstown." he added.


"They were prepared to play,
and we weren't as prepared as we'
would have liked to have been,"
said Coach Wayne Flowers. "I
thought the difference of the game
was the way Jarred Patterson


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"Purple Pack" Qualifies for State Cross Country

Port St. Joe Enters Meet Ranked #2 In State Polls


Last Thursday, Port St. Joe
High School hosted the District
Cross County Championships.


Forty girls and 61 boys from 10
schools took part in the meet, try-
ing to run well enough to capture


a spot in the state cross country
meet.
In the team competition,


Port St. Joe's "Purple Pack" cross country team members advancing to the state champi-,
onships include, from left, Kelon McNair, Rod Givens, Chad Thompson, Robbie Dixson, Coach
Scott Gowan, Jeff Schweikert, Mike Kennedy and Adam White.


Seminoles Defeat Gators (At Golf)


The "FSU Seminoles" defeated
the "Florida Gators" in the annual
two-person best ball tournament
held at the St. Joseph Bay
Country Club on Sunday.
November 16. The weather was
good and everyone had a good
time. as they represented their
favorite school in what has
become a good natured fun day,
for the area golfers.
Each foursome consisted of
two Gators versus two Seminoles
In best-ball format. At stake was
bragging rights for another year
and the losers had to serve dinner
to the winners (delicious chicken
and dumplings prepared by
Judith and Misty of the St.
Joseph Bay Country Club).


This year the Seminoles won
by a score of six to two. In addi-
tion, there were prizes for the first
three places in the individual low-
net score for each school being
represented.
The Honorable Judge Bob
Moore was the master of cere-
monies. Judge Moore added a
good touch to the festivities with
his wit and humor.
First place prize of a
Cleveland wedge went to
Katherine Ranew for the
Seminoles (low net of 65) and the
same prize to Bill Cranford repre-
senting the Gators (also a 65).
Second place was a Links
putter that was awarded to Becky
Wood (66) for the "Noles" and also


to Bob King, a temporary "Gator",.
Third was a set of FSU and Gator
club head covers that went to
Buddy Renfro and Jim Harrison
respectfully.
The "prized" trophy was pre-
sented to Kenny Wood, represent-
ing the FSU Seminoles, by the

Lady Sharks XC
Close '97 Season

The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
cross country team closed out its
season this past Thursday with a
fifth place finish out of 10 schools
in the District 2A Championship
Meet.
Leading the way for the
Sharks, as she has all season,
was Jessica Hill, followed by
Lacey Johnson, Emily Thompson,
Casey White and Mandy Phillips..
Jessica was the first finisher
for the Sharks in 20th place with
only the top 15 qualifying for the
state finals, :
"I am real proud of the effort
that these young ladies gave all
season," said Coach Vernon
Eppinette. "This is the first year
that girls have run the three mile
course, and I think the experience
and confidence we gained will be
invaluable.
"Jessica consistently lowered
the school record and Lacey,
Emily, Casey, Mandy and the two
eighth graders, Anna Reynolds
and McLaine Howse, set personal
bests all season long."


Gator "captain- Rex Buzzett. 'The
trophy will remain on display in
the clubhouse for'all to see until
next year when the rivalry will
again be tested. It was reported
something about "wait 'ill last
year" (apparently some reference
to the football team) as he walked
off. 1 .

GCWDB Meets
The, Gulf Coast Workforce
Development Board will host a
WAGES Committee Meeting at 9
a.m. (CT) on Tuesday. November
25 In the Administrative
Conference Room at Gulf Coast
Community College, located at
5230 West U.S. Highway 98 in
Panama City. All interested par-
ties are invited to attend.

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Maclay placed first with 36
points. Port St. Joe's '"Purple
Pack" took second with 45 points.
l They were followed by North
Florida Christian, third (85);
Pensacola Catholic, fourth (87);
Wewahitchka, fifth (101);
Apalachicola, sixth (197); Aucilla
Christian. seventh (220): Navarre,
eighth (231); and Freeport, ninth
(261). Jay High School competed
PSJ Dixie Youth

Meeting Monday
The Board of Directors for the
Port St. Joe Dixie Baseball League
will hold the annual organization-
al meeting to prepare for the
upcoming season in the Port St.
Joe Fire Station meeting room on
Monday. November 24th at 7:00
p.m.
All league membership
(coaches and parents) are urged
to attend this important session.
The board would like to respond
at this time to any questions or
suggestions that concerned mem-
bers of the league may have.


but failed to score as a team; .
Capturing the three state'
qualifying spots were Maclay. Portl.
St. Joe and North Florida.
Christian.
In the individual competition.,
#1 ranked Thure Caire of Maclayv'
placed first with a time of 16:06.
Kelon McNair of Port St. Joe fin-
ished second (16:59.4). They were .
followed by Luke Taunton of
Wewahitchka, third (16:59.9): Rod
Givens of Port St. Joe. fourth-
(17:01); and Ryan Luther of North
Florida Christian, fifth (17:10).
Other members of the team'
who competed in, the meet were i
Chad Thompson; 10th (17:22):
Robbie Dixson, 14th (17:35): Jeff"
Schweikert, 15th (17:39): Mike
Kennedy, 34th (19:28); and Adam
White, 43rd (20:56).
State Meet Outlook
In the team competition, It,
looks like a team race between # 1'
ranked Maclay and #2 ranked '
Port St. Joe. On November 1, Port.
St. Joe defeated Maclay 47-49 to I
win the Shark Invitational. On
November 13, Maclay defeated
Port St. Joe 36-45 to win District.
"If we run as well as we are
capable of then we will have a
chance to win," said Coach Scott
Gowan. :
"Last year, we finished as
state runner-up. This year, the
team has had a goal of Improving,
that finish by one place," he
added.
In the individual competition,
Thure Caire of Maclay will be
seeded first. David Thorton of
Upperroom Christian second, arid
Donnie McCammon of Trinity
Prep third.
SPort St. Joe has three run-
ners seeded among the top 25
runners in the meet. Keion
McNair is seeded 10th, Rod
Givens 12th, and Chad Thomp-
son 25th.
"For us to have a chance to
win, we have to place our top two
runners among the top seven
overall, and our third, fourth and
fifth runners among the top 25
overall," commented Coach
Gowan.


.Schol 'rosing


Sharks' captain Tyson Pittman (31) and Gators' cap
Mincy (35) look on as Sheriff Frank McKeithen tosses
to begin last Friday night's County/District Champions

C amp0ionship from P


played. He threw the ball very well
in key situations," said Flowers.
"It's going to be a challenge
this week against Bristol. We will
have to execute perfectly without
any' mistakes in order to win,"
commented Flowers.
Regional Quarter-Final
The Sharks host Blountstown
this Friday at 7:30 ET. while the
Gators will be on the road to
Bristol for a 6:30 CT game.
All tickets are $5.00 and no
passes will be honored, except for
a state series pass.
STATISTICS
Score by Quarters:
Port St. Joe 13 20 0 0 33
Wewahitchka 0 6 6 2 14
St. Joe Wewa
First Downs 13 11

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ptain Ike TV Party on Saturday
the coin
ship. The Gulf Coast Seminole Club
will host a big screen T.V. party
for the FSU/Gator game on
)age 9A Saturday, November 22 at
Butler's Restaurant. Beginning at
3 p.m., heavy hors d'oeuvres will
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216 be received at the door. For more
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Oil/Gas .

Drilling in Gulf Must Undergo Considerable

Permitting by Agencies Before It Will Be Allowed


Proposed Activity
Off ofApalachicola Is
2 1/2 Miles from Shore


The subject of drilling for oil
or gas off the coast of Florida re-
ceived close attention from the St.
Joseph Bay Committee last
Thursday morning. Dennis Chew,
Supervisory Biologist, with the
New Orleans office of the Depart-
ment of the Interior presented an
assessment of the danger in-
volved to the environment and
Jasmin Raffington, with the
Coastal Zone Management, De-
partment of Community Affairs,
Tallahassee, identified the state's
wariness towArd the drilling at-
tempt. r
Both explained that the con-
cerns of both the federal and
state government go far beyond
oil spills. Barring a blow-out at
the well, which seldom occurs, a
# spill is most likely to happen
where transportation is attempt-
ed by boats and product moving
from Gulf of Mexico pumping rigs
is accomplished by underwater
pipelines.
OVER 800 ACTIVE FIELDS
Chew explained how seldom
does any pollution occur in the
Gulf by explaining that there are
currently over 800 active fields
working in the Gulf of Mexico.
These fields contain 3,800 pump-
ing platforms and the use of
20,000 miles of pipeline.
The closest one to Gulf
County is the Destin Dome, a
field off the coast from Pensacola
and Alabama. This field contains
very large deposits of natural gas;
an estimated 2 to 4.5 trillion cu-
bic feet, or enough to supply the
entire energy needs of the state of
Florida for 12 to 14 years.
"The average life of a well is
about 12 years," Chew said. He'
said the Dome is exploited by a
conglomerate consisting of Exx-
on, Mobil and Shell.
"Before drilling can begin, a
thorough examination of all fac-
ets of possibilities must be ac-
complished. Then, a set of public
hearings must be held to deter-
mine any problems we might
S have forgotten to covet, or If there
are any other objections to the
drilling." Chew explained. 'This
process takes two to three years,"
he continued.
"The examination is in the.
process of being carried out for,
permission to drill in the area off
Apalachicola," he said. "If we find
no serious objections and the
state was to offer no objections,
drilling could start by December.
1999."
FUTURE LEASING
The sale of leases in the Gulf
of Mexico takes place every five
years, according to Chew. 'The
next sale of leases is scheduled
for 2001," the speaker said. "The
next lease area is due to be locat-
ed offshore from the state of Ala-
bama."
Leases are made up of defi-
nite areas. A lease consists of an
area three miles by three miles.
The current Destin Dome is made
up of a cluster of nine leases.
Due to the Department of In-
terior's requirements, both for
underwater and on-shore facili-
ties, an enviable safety record has
been achieved over the years.
JASMINE RAFFINGTON
GIVES STATE'S STORY
Ms. Rafflngton began her re-
marks by defining the depart-
S ment's jurisdiction, which ex-
tends for thee leagues seaward
[10.2 miles] but said the state
has veto power over the federal
government in some instances, as
far as 100 miles at sea.
"If the federal government
has a mandate, by law to certain
things, we can't interfere; but
where the state's interests are at
jeopardy, we can," she said.
She said the department's
primary concern wasn't directed
at potential spills, either. "The
only concern we have is spills
from vessels engaged in handling
the product," she pointed out.
Raffington then gave a short
history of Coastal Drilling, who
they are and how they happened
to own their lease.
"First," she said, "As far as we
can determine, Coastal consists
of one man in an office in Apa-
lachicola. It has no machinery, no
drilling crews. They own only
their lease. This makes us suspi-
cious of their motives for seeking
a permit to drill. Under their
lease requirements, they can't sell
t-heir potential permit, nor their
lease, nor any portion of the lease
or permit."
She said Coastal could hire
crews and drilling rigs, should
they receive their permit from the
state, but, at the present, they
neither have them on board nor
under contract.


Dennis Chew, Dept. of Interior, New Orleans office. Dr.
Robert King, chairman of St. Joseph Bay committee and
Jasmine Raffington, Coastal Zone Management, Department
of Community Affairs, Tallahassee. Both Chew and Raffing-
ton spoke to the SJBC last Thursday.


"Coastal's closest potential
drilling site is only two and a half
miles from the shores of St.
George Island," she said. "That
fact is what is causing the resi-
dents of St. George and the state
DOCA so much concern."
She pointed out that Coastal
has no shore facilities, and hasn't
arranged for any. "They would
need a comparatively deep harbor
'to service the operation," she re-
marked. "There is no such harbor
between Port St. Joe and Tampa,"
Elmo Sander, an audience mem-
ber. pointed out.
"That's true." Raffington said.
'That means they possibly would
have to service the operation out
of Port St. Joe and it would be a
boom-bust operation, since the
fields don't usually last more
than 12 years."
Rafflngton said that in her '
opinion, Coastal would likely get
permission to drill. "I expect
Coastal will come up with a satis-
factory answer to these questions
I have raised here today, and per-
mission will be granted," she
said.
HISTORY OF LEASE
RaffIngton explained how
Coastal gained ownership of the


lease in the first place.
She explained that Florida
has resisted the selling of leases
and offshore drilling since 1978.
"Coastal's lease dates back to
1948. The company has been
sold and merged sevra l times
with the lease being a part of the
sale until it wound up in the pos-
session of Coastal.
'The state of Florida sold
leases back in 1948, never
dreaming they would ever be act-
ed upon. Some lawmakers saw
them as a vehicle to get some of
these 'crazy people's' money So
they sold a few offshore leases.
Now they're coming back to
haunt us,' she said.
But. from explanations about
how the federal and state agen-
cies are demanding safeguards
from any potential polluting ac-
tion, It's not going to haunt the
state a great deal or cause it
much anxiety.

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Celebrating National Home Care Month


NHC HomeCare of Port SL
Joe will join thousands of home
care providers across the nation
in launching a variety of special
activities to celebrate November
as "National Home Care Month".
"National Home Care Month"
will pay tribute to the history of
modern day home care, while
honoring all of the doctors, nurs-
es, therapists, social workers,
aides, and administrators who
provide high-quality health care
and supportive services in
patients' homes throughout the
United States.
"For more than a century,
home care has been keeping fam-


lies together by helping individu-
als recover and remain indepen-
dent in the comfort of their own
homes," said Maureen Mattison,
administrator of NHC HomeCare.
"During this special time, we will
recognize how the oldest system
of health care delivery has main-
tained its tradition of providing
personalized care and attention
for the patient, and education and
support for the family."
NHC HomeCare is celebrating
"National Home Care Month" with
activities involving their employ-
ees, the local senior citizen cen-
ters, and the community within
the month.


Hendrix Honored
for 40 Yrs. Service
Joseph P. Hendrix, M.D., a
family physician from Port St.
Joe, was recently honored for 40
years of membership in the Amer-
ican Academy of Family Physi-
cians (AAFP). The AAFP is the na-
tional medical association,
representing more than 84,000
family physicians, family practice
residents and medical students
from across the country.
Dr. Hendrix ,was recognized
during the opening ceremony of
the organization's 49th Annual
Scientific Assembly in Chicago,
when AAFP President, Dr. Patrick
Harr, said, "I want to pay tribute


to a group of academy members
at this meeting whose many years
of Involvement have contributed
significantly to the position of
prominence family physicians oc-
cupy in today's health care deliv-
ery system. Dr. Hendrix is a past
president of the Florida Academy
of Family Physicians."
The AAFP, founded in 1947,
was instrumental in establishing
the medical specialty of family
practice in 1969. It was also a pi-
oneer in establishing a require-
ment that its members earn 150
hours of approved continuing
medical education every three
years. Family physicians are
medical specialists trained to
treat a majority of medical prob-
lems for all members of the family
from newborns to the elderly.


Port St. Joe Mayor Johnny Linton [seated] recently signed a
proclamation declaring November "National Health Care
Month". Looking on during the event were [1 to r] May Fuze RN,
Director of Nursing, Maureen Mattison, Administrator, and
Tonya Lemons, Office Manager, of NHC HomeCare in Port St.
Joe.


FSU College of Education has
announced that Nichole Wilder is
the first recipient of the Dorothy
B. Holland Memorial Scholarship.
This award was created in memo-
ry of an FSU alumni physical ed-
ucation teacher who tragically
lost her life in an automobile acci-
dent earlier this year. It will be
given annually to a physical edu-
cation major at FSU who displays
high academic achievement.
Nichole was also awarded the
Katherine Montgomery Memorial
Teaching Scholarship at the an-
nual conference of The Florida Al-
liance of Health, Physical Educa-


tion, Recreation, Dance, and
Driver Education in Orlando. This
scholarship is awarded to three
students statewide who are seek-
;ing a career in physical educa-
tion.
Nichole is a senior at FSU
and a senior gymnastics coach at
Tallahassee Gymnastics Center.
She' has been named to the
Dean's List each semester since
entering the physical education
program. Nichole is the daughter
of Susan Wilder and the late Jim-
my Wilder, and the 'granddaugh-
ter of Betty Curlee and Myrtice
Wilder, all of Port St. Joe.


ARC Teaching Independence to 25 Clients
Being retarded and mentally the Gulf County ARC has now on necessary trips, anywhere. In and around Port St. Joe, froi
ill are not synonymous condi- been in Gulf County for 25 years. They employ two full-time drivers a lawn service "to window clear
tons, Diana Harrison, the direc- With offices at the Washington and nine part-time drivers. ing. You don't do windows? Men
tor of the Association for Retard- Center, it operates both the cen- As for the ARC, it cares for 25 bers of ARC do!
ed Citizens told the Rotary Club ter and, the transportation divi- clients, providing guidance and "Mental retardation does
at their meeting last Thursday. "A sion, which provides transporta- schooling, teaching them to be as .'run in families'." the speaker
retarded person can be taught a tion needs for the disadvantaged arly selfsufficient as possible. said. "Anyone is susceptible to re
task and you have no worry and disabled. age" ne ,. q .1 .i tardation. There are apnroximate


about that task being done, will-
ingly, in the future," the speaker
said.
Ms. Harrison pointed out that


The transportation division
operates on a round-the-clock
schedule, taking disabled people


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[News from the Military]


Lt. Col. Woodcock
Completes SOCC
i Army Lt. Cobl Bill Woodcock-.
has completed the U.S. Army
School of Cadet Command
(SOCC) at Fort Monroe in
Hampton, Virginia. The special-
ized training program is designed
to prepare students for duties
with the Army Reserve Officers'
Training Corps (ROTC).
The SOCC's mission is to
train officers and non-commis-
sioned officers who will serve as
cadre members with Army ROTC
units at colleges and universities
throughout the country, as well
as subordinate headquarters.
Students attend the eight-
day, fast-paced training designed
to familiarize them with all
aspects of the U.S. Army Cadet
Command. They are instructed in
leadership assessment, the mis-
sion management system, enroll-
ment standards, the ROTC schol-
arship program, and marketing
and sales.
The Army ROTC is the largest
commissioning program within
the U.S. military, and has tradi-
tionally provided more than 70
percent of the Army's newly com-
missioned officers.
Woodcock is professor of mili-
tary science at the University of
Tennessee in Knoxville. He is the
son of Dorothy B. Woodcock of.
Southport, Connecticut. His wife,
Debra, is the daughter of James
E. and Louise K. Bailey of
Wewahitchka.

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Byrd in Exercise
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Navy PeUl'Officer 2ndw.Class
Ervin H. Byrd, a 1989,graduate of
Port St. Joe High School. recently
participated in Exercise Bright
Star '97 while on ,a six-month
deployment to the Mediterranean
Sea aboard the amphibious
assault ship LUSS Guam.
Byrd is one of more than 600
sailors and marines aboard the
ship who participated in- the
multi-national exercise which
entailed naval, tactical air,
amphibious assault, undersea,
special forces and ground combat
training.
U.S. troops from'all branches
of the military participated in the
: exercise along with forces from.
Egypt, France,. Italy; Kuwait,, the
United Arab Emirates and the
United Kingdom. Exercise Bright
Star was designed to improve unit
readiness and interoperability
with coalition forces.
Byrd's ship arid its embarked
Marines present a formidable U.S.,
presence which can provide a
rapid response in times of crisis.
Sailors and marines aboard USS
Guam can conduct a variety of,
missions from reconnaissance
and amphibious assaults to evac-
uating civilians fnd "providing
humanitarian aid. ,
He joined the Navy in August
1987.

Ellzey Recognized
The Jimmy .Carter/Walter
Mondale Campaign Reunion took
place in Atlanta, Georgia on Octo-
ber 17th through 19th.. During
the festivities on Saturday eve-
ning, Frank Moore, formerly con-
gressional liason for the Carter
administration, introduced sever-
al people who were recognized for
their continued outstanding ser-
vice to the public. Among those
recognized was Robert H. ElIzey,
Jr., formerly of Port St. Joe, and
nov a division director for the De-
partment of Business and Profes-


Arizona's Davis
Moving to France
R. Clark Davis has been
named- technical manufacturing
consultant for Arizona Chemical's
Niort plant in France. Jn his new
position, Davis will be responsible
for, managing and directing the
overall operations of the facility.
He will report to Lyle Fellows,
manufacturing manager in
Europe for Arizona Chemical.
Davis began his career with
International Paper, the parent
'company of Arizona Chemical, in
1962 as a project engineer at the
Panama City mill, which Is now
owned by the Stone Container
Corporation. He worked at a
number of other company facili-
ties during his career, including
the Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Texarkana, Texas, and Vicksburg,
Mississippi mills.
Before joining Arizona
Chemical, Davis was manager of
engineering and capital projects
for the containerboard division,
and was located at the company's
Memphis. Tennessee office. In
:1995, he became a member of the
Arizona Chemical team as plant
manager of the Gulfport,
Mississippi plant, which is now
closed. Most recently, Davis was
plant, manager at Arizona,
Chemical's Port St. Joe plant.
A graduate of Georgia
Institute of Technology in Atlanta,
Davis holds a bachelor's of sci-
ence in chemical engineering. He
and his wife, Linda, have two sons
and will relocate to the Niort,
France area from Port St. Joe.

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sional Regulation in Tallahassee.
Bob assisted in coordinating
the reunion with Jay Beck, chair-
man of the reunion. Bob's last
visit to the Carter Center was in
1986, when he spent two weeks
assisting the President with the
dedication of the Carter Library.
Bob also worked with President
Carter building houses in Liberty
City during 1990. Bob stated,,
"President Carter is still in great
shape and extremely dedicated to :
serving people around the world."
The reunion, attended by 750
guests, was covered by CNN.


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MEDITATIONS OF A
S ountro 3rre atcir

By LOWELL F. ADAMS
Did The Devil
Make You Do It? 4,
"Resist the. devil and he
will flee from you"
James 4:7

1!tACK A FEW YEARS AGO, when television was much
clever and certainly more entertaining, I used, to watch it.
Flip Wilson had a humorous habit of explaining his departures
from acceptable conduct. He would explain, "The devil made
me do it!"
This was humorous simply because everyone knew that
was not true. Satan may tempt us to do wrong, but when we
accept his suggestion and do that with which God would most
assuredly not be pleased, the devil did not make' us do it. We did
it because, like Eve at the forbidden tree, we wanted to do it.
A lady once jokingly said, "I can handle anything that ,
Satan throws at me except temptation!"
You and I live inra robe of flesh that delights in doing that
which is not acceptable. Sin is in this earthly body, and it is
always primed to do wrong. Those who are not Christian never -
need to be tempted. When the opportunity to exercise the
desires of the flesh shows up, they are ready. The devil does not
waste his time with those who do not belong to God. They will
:do his work without his urging. .
When we accept Jesus as God's Son, things change. We
become a child of God, not because we have suddenly become
"'good", but because of our faith in Jesus. The Holy Spirit then
comes to live within our body to help us in our efforts to'do
right and glorify God by living for Him..
Satan now begins his work, trying to get us to sin against
God, for he is God's enemy. And our enemy! He can tempt us,
but he cannot make us sin. James 4:7 tells us to "Resist the devil
and hze will flee from us." Oh, he will be back. We can't get
away from hiim; but we can resist and he will flee from us. At
least for a little while.
We will never be good enough to not be tempted. Jesus,
Himself, was tempted, in even'ry way, just as you and I, yet He
never sinned. (Hebrews 4:15).
Luke Chapter 21 Jesus tells the signs of Jesus' return, and
verse 28 tells us when these things begin to come to pass, look
up, for our redemption draweth nigh. (A new, sinless body).
"Then so shall we ever be with the Lord," I Thes. 4:17

Saturday, November 22nd at the
Bazaar/Bake Sale church fellowship hall. located on
22nd Street in Mexico Beach.
The ladies or the United They plan to open at 8 a.m. (CT)
Methodist Church of Mexico and remain until all Is sold.
Beach will be holding their annu- Please stop by and visit and check
al bazaar and bake sale this out their goodies.


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BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
I A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AA1 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 iarte and see that the Lord is yood: blessed ir the man that trusterht in Him.
Please accept this inriration ro 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 -




CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS
Bible Study: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
S6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
r Call 229-8310
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1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. &" 7 p.m. / \
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. & 5:45 p.m. (for all ages) ,'
Wednesday Children &,youth missions 7 p.m.; Prayer & Bible study 7 p.m., /
C -r' .. C Adult Praise Choir 8 p.m.
Curds D. Clarki pastor Mark Jones, minister of musidc/youth


Beach UMC to Share
The United Methodist Church might have an idea of how mar
located on 22nd Street in Mexico. to prepare to serve.,,
Beach will once again be serving If you are in need of tran
Thanksgiving dinner for all those
who would otherwise be alone or, B t nsidr
could not afford the traditional 10C to Conider
Thanksgiving dinner. The meal Mother's Day Out
will be prepared and served in the "Mother's Day Out
fellowship hall beginning at 2 A "Mother's Day Out" pr<
p.m., CT, and continue until all gramIs being organized by Lor
attending are served. Avenue Baptist Church in Port S
This will be a time of fellow- Joe. The program typically pro
ship and thanksgiving to be vides child care for preschool chi
enjoyed by all. If you feel you will dren for one or two partial day
be eating with them, it would be during the week. All parent
appreciated if you would call interested in participating in suc
either 648-8418 or the church a program are encouraged to ca
office at 648-8820, so that they the church office at 229-8691.



S... Daily


Prayer
..In a portion of Luke
19:45 we flnd, "My house
shall be a house of
i prayer." When I enter my,
Oliver F. Taylor church I realize that I am
Visitation Minister, First in a house of prayer.
SUnited Methodist Church is also
The church is also,
Where we worship, hear sermons, have the
scripture read, sing anthems and hymns. It is ai
special place where Christians worship God. A'
prayer can be for one specific reason. Other
times we use along list of things to petition God.
Prayers can be used to thank God for our food.
Some people only pray in .times of crisis. :I
believe that God gave to mankind prayer so we
can keep, in constant touch with Him.
We stay in touch with relatives and friends
with visits. Other times we use a telephone call
or a letter. Many today use E mail or other com-7
puter devices. Prayer is the way God intends us
to keep a constant touch with Him. Daily com-
munication enhances our spiritual life. ,


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portation in the Mexico Beach you call. Walk-ins are appreciat-
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Bake/Rummage Sale at Beach


The youth of Beach Baptist
Chapel are having a rummage
and bake sale on Saturday, No-
vember 22nd. The sale will begin
at 8:00 a.m. and continue until
later that day. It will be held on
the corner of Alabama Avenue
and Coronado Street at St. Joe


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"In Concert" at Mexico Beach
Craig-Pippin and Destiny, shown in the photo above, will be
heard in concert on Sunday, November 20th. The gospel singing
group will be featured at the First Baptist Church in Mexico
Beach beginning at 6:30 p.m., central time. The church is locat-
ed at 823 North 15th Street. More information is available by
calling 648-5776.


Jr. Women Anniversary
At Thompson Temple
Thompson Temple 'First Born
Church of the Living God .11i hold
Its Jr. Women's Anniversary on
the fifth Sunday of-this month,
November 30th at 4:00 p.m.
Guest speakers for the service will


be Pastor Renita Dixon of Ecclesia
Outreach Ministries, Inc. of
Tallahassee.
The theme of the anniversary
is "Jr. Women On the Move For
God" and the colors for this year
will be purple and black.
Everyone is cordially invited to
attend.


Come Find Out What All theExcitement Is at 247Hwy. 71
(1/10 mile north, of Ov&street Road)


The Church of Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday School ............................. .... ............................. 9 a.m C D T
W orship Service .................................................................... 10 a.m C DT
W ednesday Bible Study ......................................................... 7 p.m CDT


JT U: unitedd f et odist Churcf
1 1.11 Noqth 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church .......i........................... 9:00 a.m. CT
Children's Church' .....'.........................9:00 a.m. CT
Church School .... ......... ................... 10:15 a.m. CT
Moriday Night Biblp 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


Beach.
In case of rain, the sales will
be moved to the fellowship hall of
Beach Baptist Chapel, located at
311 Columbus Street in St. Joe
Beach. All funds raised from the
sale will used for their youth trip
in December.


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801 20th STREET PORT ST. JOE, 229-6707

Sunday School............................. 10:00 A.M.
I/7--7 Morning Service...,....................... 11.00 A.M.
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PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA
OCTOBER 14. 1997
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Warren J. Yeager, Jr. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox, Nathan
Peters, Jr., John. Stanley, Jr., and Billy E.
Traylor.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Clerk Benny C. Lister,
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore, Administrative Assistant Debbe
Wibberg, Administrator/Emergency
Management Director Larry Wells, Building
Official Richard Combs, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson, County Engineer Bill Kennedy,.
Maintenance Superintendent Joe Bearden,
Road Superintendent Bob Lester, Solid
Waste Dir-ctor Joe Danford, South Gulf
County E.M.S Lirector Shane McGuffin,
Veterans' Service Officer/S.H.I.P.
Administrator Bo Williams, and Sheriffs
Department Captain Joe Nugent.
The meeting was called to order at
6:04 p.m., E.D.T.
Administrator Wells opened the meet-
ing with prayer, and Chairman Peters led
the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
1997-98 CHAIRMAN/BUDGET--
Chairman Peters discussed the line item
overexpenditures in the 1996-97 fiscal year
budget, stating the Board needs to be more
conservative this fiscal year, and he stated
that completion of the administration build-
ing should be a major goal because it will
also benefit other County offices.
Chairman Peters then passed the
Chair to Vice-Chairman Warren J. Yeager,
Jr., who will serve as Chairman for the
1997-98 fiscal year. Chairman Yeager pre-
sented a plaque to Commissioner Peters,
and each Board member commended him
on his fine job as Chairman during the
1996-97 fiscal year.
CONSENT AGENDA/SUPPLEMEN-
TAL CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion
by Commissioner Stanley, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the Consent
Agenda and Supplemental Consent Agenda,
as follows:
CONSENT AGENDA:
1) Minutes
-September 4, 1997 Budget Meeting
-September 23, 1997 Budget Meeting
-September 23, 1997 Regular Meeting
-September 24, 1997 Value Adjust-
ment Board Meeting
2) Court Order
-Payment to J. Gordon Shuler (Maxwell
#96-151-CF $2,517.29 to, be paid
from Public Defender: Conflict Cases -
Professional Services)
3) Dental Insurance
-Coverage Request (Family- Strickland)
4) Grant Agreement
-Winter Storm Hazard Mitigation
(#FEMA-982-DR-FL-0013)
5) Grant Close'-out Documentation
-C.D.B.G./J.T.P.A. (#96DB-21-02-33-01
-P06)
6) Inventory
-Mosquito Control Department (Junk
#70-340 / #70-353 / #70-441)
-White City/Overstreet Parks (Transfer *
#290-2 / #290-4)
-Road Department (Add 2 Trimmer
Mov ers)
S-Supervr-sor of EIcrions I'th" m 3,:)-21)
7) Invoice ., "
-Apalachee Regional Planning Council
(97.98 Memb Dues $5.000 00)
-Bayside Lumber & Building Supply
(Indian Pass Boat Ramp #45529 *
$111.72 to be paid from Boating
Improvement Funds)
-Florida Sheriffs Self-insurance Fund -
Additional Covered Member Policy for
1997-98 (#FSM-980182 $3,468.00 to
be paid from BCC: Ins: C.H., Bonds,
SAmb., Liab.).,,
-Gulf County Sheriffs Department -
Reimbursement for Additional Coaered
Member- Policy for 1996-97 (#FSM-
970196 $4,192.00 to be paid from
BCC: Ins: G.H., Bonds, Amb., Liab.) ,
-Julian Webb & Associates Highland
View Water S stem C.D.B.G.
Administrative Serviccs ($] 6.000.00 to
be paid from HI-T S C.D B G. Funds
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGENDA:
1) Invoice .
-Preble-Rish, Inc. Highland View Water
System Replacement (#60933 *
$1,822.00 '* to be paid, from HVWS
C.D.B.G. Funds)
-Preble-Rish, Inc. Gulf County
Industrial Park (#60937 $1,081.00 to
be paid from BCC: Professional Services
Engineering ,
-Gulf County Sheriff's Department -
Portable Radios ($825.12 to be paid
from Radio Communications
Assessment: Equipment)
RECEIVE BIDS (#9798-01) -
METER READING EQUIPMENT /'
WATER SYSTEMS-Pursuant to advertise-
ment to receive sealed-'bids (#9798-01) for
meter reading equipment and software for
the water systems, the following bids were
received and tabled for review and recom-
mendation by Administrator Wells and Solid
Waste Director Danford: BIKO $14,394.21;
Sensus Technologies, Inc. $7,450.00.
PARKS & RECREATION HOWARD
CREEK-Rita Gardner and Linda Whitfield,
of Howard Creek, appeared before the
Board to make requests for County assis-
tance with projects in Howard Creek. After
discussion, they presented a list to
Commissioner Stanley, and he stated that
he will assist them with as many of the
items as possible. Lieutenant McLemore
reported that he can use inmate labor to
install any equipment they purchase and to
assist with tree trimming.
GULF AIRE PHASE II ROAD
ACCEPTANCE / MAINTENANCE-David
Kelly, resident of Gulf Aire Phase II
Subdivision, appeared before the Board. to
request that they commit to accepting and'
re-paving the roads in his subdivision in the
near future (not necessarily into this -fiscal
year). Commissioner Knox stated that the
engineers have performed a study, and the
drainage is the top priority in that subdivi-
sion. Chairman Yeager stated that it is the
Board's policy to only accept roads that
meet the road acceptance requirements,
and the Board further-discussed the history
of these roads.
EMPLOYEE SHERIFF'S DEPART-
MENT-Sharon Fisher, former employee of
the Sheriffs Department, appeared before
the Board to discuss her termination from
the Gulf County Sheriffs Department and
requested that the Board check into this
matter. Chairman Yeager stated that he
would talk with the Attorney and the Sheriff


regarding the issue, and Commissioner
Peters stated that the Sheriff told him that
he would talk to Ms. Fisher about the ter-
mination anytime she requested it. Upon
inquiry by Commissioner Stanley, Ms.
Fisher reported that she was terminated on
October 6th.
INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT/GULF
PINES HOSPITAL/EMERGENCY EVAC-
UATIONS-Attorney McFarland reported
that he and Emergency Management
Director Wells will prepare a proposed inter-
local agreement with Gulf Pines Hospital for
the evacuation of their patients during
emergency situations.


SUBORDINATION AGREEMENT -
CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK /
S.H.I.P.-Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
execute a Subordination Agreement with
Citizens Federal Savings Bank in reference
to aS.H.I.P. loan for Curtis E. Lewis.
MECHANIC. MOSQUITO CON-
TROL DEPARTMENT-Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner,Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to hire Jimmy Porter to fill
the Mechanic I position at the Mosquito
Control Department, effective Immediately.
INVOICE COUNTY ATTORNEY-
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved payment of
the County Attorney's invoice for
September, 1997, in the amount of
$1,717.50.
HOME DISASTER RELIEF FUND-
ING HURRICANE OPAL-Upon motion
by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Knox, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed for Nellie Whitfield to
replace Richard Sullivan as a recipient of
the HOME Disaster Relief Funding/Opal
Emergency HOME Funds (Jordan &_
Associates are still seeking a replacement
recipient for Mr. Underwood).
INVOICE / BUDGET AMENDMENT
GULF COUNTY HEALTH TASK
FORCE-Doug. Kent appeared to discuss
funding for a Needs Assessment for Gulf
County, stating that Bay Medical Center will
match Gulf County's contribution. Upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Knox, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to amend the General
Fund budget as follows (and to adopt a res-
olution at the next meeting regarding unan-
ticipated revenue to be received for place-
ment of clay at the landfill) to pay the
invoice for $5,000.00:
Increase:
HEALTH CARE:
51462-82000 Aid to Private
Organizations $2,000.00
Decrease: ,
COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS:
42562-46000 Repairs and,
Maintenance $1,000.00
42562-81002 Chronic Disease
Intervention.., $1,000.00.
INVOICE -. HIGHLAND VIEW
WATER SYSTEM REPLACEMENT (BID
#9697-15)-Upon 'motion by
Commissioner Knox. 'second by
Commissioner Tra lor. and unanimous
xote, the Board approved Intoice #5 from
KlIT, Inc in the amount of $48,824 00. for
-work on replacement of the Highland Vietw
Water System (balance of S1.000 00 due on
the project/held as retainage for grassing
and clean-up). : '
INVOICE INDUSTRIAL PARK /
E.D.A. GRANT-Upon motion by
Commissioner Stanley, second by
Commissioner Knox, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved payment of invoice #1
,from KMT, Inc., in .the amount of
$89,295.42, for work on the Gulf County
. Industrial Park project (Bid #9697-25). -;
L.I.H.E.A.P. PROGRAM-Cynthia
Three, of Capital Area Community Action
Agency, appeared before the Board to dis-
cuss the LIHEAP Program In Gull County.
She reported that they are presently taking
applications to hire a full-time worker in
'Gulf County (part-time LIHEAP / part-time
Weathenzaton). Upon inquiry about the'
1996 funds. Ms. Threat reported that the
fujrds'are-not disburstedto the County. but
to the recipients In the form of services
ICapital-Agency Is the administrator of the
funds the same as the Bay County Council
on ,Aglng is the administrator of the.
C.S.B.G. funds).
PLAQUE BEACH DRIVING ORDI-
NANCE-Misty Nabors. of the Department
of Environmental Protection, presented a
plaque to the Commissioners,,in apprecia-
tion of their commitment to protecting the
beach resources of Cape San Bias.
(Commissioner Peters left the meeting
at 6:55 p.m.)
AGREEMENT AMNESTY DAY /
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS-Solid Waste
Director Danford presented a proposed
interlocal agreement with Okaloosa County
regarding Amnesty Day, for a period begin-
ning in October, 1997 and extending
through December 31, 2000 (for the collec-
tion oi hazardous materials In Gulf Counts).
Upon motion by Commissioner Stanley.
second by Commissioner Knox. and unani-
'mous (4-0) vote. the Board agreed to e-.e-
cute this agreement.
SCommissioner Peters returned to the
meeting at 6 58 p.m.J
Solid Waste Director Danford reported
that Arizona 'Chemical 'Company has
requested permission to use the
Courthouse parking lot on 'Saturday,
November 15th (the, will be collecting haz-
ardous materials for disposal. LUpon moon
:by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Triaylor, ,and unanimous
vote, the Board approved this request.
LANDFILL SPOTTER MOSQUITO
CONTROL DEPARTMENT-Upon motion
by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to hire Charles
Beachum for the temporary full-time labor-
er position with the Mosquito Control
Department (at $6.57 per hour to be paid
from Recycling & Education Grant funds),
effective October 20, 1997. '
COUNTY ROAD 30E REPAIR REIM-
BURSEMENT (STUMPHOLE AREA)-
Emergency Management Coordinator
Nelson reported that he had submitted an
invoice to the Department of Transportation
for the emergency repair to C30E dunng
Hurricane Opal (in the amount of
$111,422.00).
LIGHTNING PROTECTORS /
INSURANCE-Administrator Wells dis-
cussed a letter from the insurance company
regarding the need for lightning protectors
at the 'landfills and, upon his request, the
Board agreed to send letters to all depart-
ment heads and constitutional officers
requesting that they install surge protectors
on all computer equipment.
PROPOSED MOBILE HOME ORDI-
NANCE-Building Official Combs and
Commissioner Traylor discussed the pro-
posed mobile home ordinance drafted in
March, 1997. Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed the need to revisit the ordinance,
stating that it would not affect the mobile
homes already in place.
PLANNING/BUILDING DEPART-
MENT-Building Official Combs reported
that the Planning/Building Department col-
lected over $113,000.00 in permit fees for
fiscal year 1996-97.
VETERANS' SERVICE OFFICE -
MEETING-Veterans' Service Officer
Williams reported on the Veterans'
Administration meeting which he attended
in Clearwater.
The meeting recessed at 7:07 p.m.,.
E.D.T.
The meeting reconvened at 7:32 p.m.,
E.D.T.


RENOVATIONS LIBRARY / BUD-
GET AMENDMENT-Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to amend the
General Fund budget by reducing each
Commissioner's Special Projects Funds by
$400.00 and'increasing Libraries Repair &
Maintenance: Buildings & Grounds by
$2,000.00 for the handicapped ramp and
new doors for the library (cost estimate was
approximately $2,000.00).


DITCHES CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE/WORK CREWS-Port St. Joe City
Commissioner Damon McNair appeared
before the Board to thank them for having
the work crews clean the ditches in the City.
Chairman Yeager commended Lieutenant
McLemore on the fine job done by his crew.
AWARD BID (#9798-01) METER
READING EQUIPMENT / WATER SYS-
TEMS-Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner Stanley,
and unanimous vote, the Board awarded
bid #9798-01 for the meter reading equip-
ment and software to Sensus Technologies,
Inc., in the total amount of $7,450.00 as
recommended' by Solid Waste Director
Danford.
DISTRICT CLEAN-UP OVER-
STREET-Commissioner Traylor reported
that the district clean-up in Overstreet will
be held on October 15th through October
17th.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COM-
MITTEE / CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA-
Commissioner Traylor reported that the
City of Wewahitchka has endorsed the Gulf
County Economic Development Committee,
and he requested that a letter of apprecia-
tion be sent to the City.
PROPOSED RESOLUTION PRIVA-
TIZATION OF PRISONS-Commissioner
Traylor discussed that he would like for the
Board to adopt a resolution opposing priva-
tization of prisons, stating that there would
no longer be inmate work crews to help the,
County. Commissioner Peters stated the he,
also supports this resolution and feels that
state operated facilities are best for Gulf
County..
GULF AIRE PHASE II SUBDIVI-
SION DRAINAGE-Upon motion by
Commissioner Knox, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to hire the County
Engineer (Preble-Rish, Inc.) to draft 'a
drainage plan (with estimated costs for the
project) for GulfAire Phase II Subdivision.
PROPOSED ,RESOLUTION -
COASTAL CONSTRUCTION SETBACK
LINE-Upon motion by Commissioner
Knox, second by Commissioner Peters, and
unanimous vote, the Board agreed to adopt
a resolution requesting that the Department
of Environmental Protection move the
coastal construction control line to the cen-
ter of Highway 98, from the County line at
Mexico Beach to Dixie Belle Curve. Upon
discussion by. Veterans' Service Officer
Williams, the Board agreed to send copies of
the resolution to Senator Thomas and,
Representative Westbrook.II
BASS TOURNAMENTS WHITE
CITY / PARKS & RECREATION-
Commissioner Knox reported that a group
of bass fishermen are interested in holding
state-wide bass tournaments in White City,
and would like to 'donate funds to the
County for the improvement of White City
Park. The Board requested that Attorney
McFarland research how donations from
private individuals/organizations should be
handled.
E.D.A. GRANT / INDUSTRIAL
PARK LEASE-Upon motion by
Commissioner Stanley, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to set the lease
amount for the Industrial Park building at
$3,250.00 per month (loan amount, plus
3%). .
LAND'S LANDING BOAT RAMP--
Commissioner Stanley reported that the
boat ramp at Land's Landing is sanded-in,
and requested permission to have the Road
Department remove, the sand. Attorney
McFarland reported .thatthe County needs
to ensure that theyhavye a pqayti ee
they) begin digging. ... ,
LOCATION ANIMAL CONTROL
FACILITY-Upon discussion about a site
for the new dog pound. Commissioner
Stanley motioned to tentatively approve
locating the new facility (approximately
1,200 square feet) near the Mosquito
Control Department, contingent upon verifi-
cation that the County owns the property.
Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed 4 to 1, with Commissioner
Knox voting no. '
INMATE WORK CREW DISTRICT
I/FOREMAN-Commissioner Stanley
thanked Lieutenant McLemore for' the
inmate work crew for his district, and
motioned to post a notice for a Prison Work,
Crew Foreman II. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it. passed unani-
mously.
EQUIPMENT WORK CREW-
Commissioner Stanley motioned to amend
the General Fund budget in the amount of
52.000.00 to provide equipment for the new
District I work crew (as they did for the
District I1l work crew last fiscal year.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion
for discussion, stating that the Board
amended the budget last year because
District III had no Special Projects Funds to:
use to purchase equipment. Commissioner
Peters then withdrew his second, and the
motion died for lack of a second.
WORK CREW VAN / EXTENSION
SERVICE-Commissioner Stanley dis-
cussed the need for a van and trailer for the
District I work crew, and Commissioner
Traylor discussed the need for a van for use
by the Extension Service. The Board dis-
cussed the possibility, of purchasing anoth-
er van (for the work crew or Extension
Service) as a way to solve this problem, and
discussed the need to obtain hold harmless
agreements from groups using the County
vans. Commissioner Traylor reported that
there will be a government auction in
Marianna on October 18th and stated that
he %ill go to Marianna prior to October 18th
to see if there is a van the County could
purchase.
RESIDENCE DISTRICT -
Commissioner Stanley stated for the record
that he resides in Dalkelth and pays taxes
in Gulf County. Commissioner Peters stated
that several Howard Creek residents had
complained that Commissioner Stanley
cannot be reached, and he should be mote
accessible for his constituents.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS / FINANC-
ING S.G.C.F.D. BUILDING-Chairman
Yeager passed the Chair to Vice-Chairman
Knox, and motioned to advertise to receive
bids for financing (not to exceed
$17,500.00) for the new building addition
for South Gulf County Fire Department (bid
#9697-29). Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unanimously.
Chairman Knox returned the Chair to
Commissioner Yeager.
PROJECT GRADUATION PORT
ST. JOE / WEWAHITCHKA-Upon
motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to pay the amount
budgeted for Project Graduation for Port St.
Joe and Wewahitchka High Schools ($500
each).
HIGHLAND VIEW WATER BOARD-
Chairman Yeager reported that Attorney
McFarland is researching the possibility of
dissolving the Highland View Water Board
(the County would then assume responsi-
bility of that water system and it would
pperate the same as the other County water
systems).


SMALL COUNTY COALITION -
REPRESENTATIVES-Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed for Chairman Yeager
and Commissioner Stanley to serve as the
Board's representatives for the Small
County Coalition.
LIGHTHOUSE PROPERTY CAPE
SAN BLAS-Upon discussion by Chairman
Yeager that he will be meeting with officials
from Eglin Air Force Base in an attempt to


secure the old lighthouse keeper's quarters
at Cape San Bias, the Board had no objec-
tion.
GRANT ACCEPTANCE SHERIFF'S
DEPARTMENT-Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to execute the accep-
tance agreement for the Gulf County Drug
Awareness and Reduction Education Grant
> for the Sheriffs Department (#98-CJ-8C-02
33-01-160 $28,149.00).
CHAIRMAN'S FACSIMILE STAMP-
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Knox, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed for the Chief
Administrator's Office to be in charge of the
Chairman's facsimile stamp for fiscal year
1997-98.
REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER
11TH / HOLIDAY-Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Knox, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to re-schedule their-first
regular meeting in November from Tuesday,
November 11th to Monday, November 10th
at 6:00 p.m., E.T., as November 11th is
Veteran's Day.
SOUTH GULF COUNTY E.M.S. -
Commissioner Peters discussed an
unsigned letter received regarding South
Gulf County E.M.S. and, upon his inquiry,
South Gulf' County E.M.S. Director
McGuffin reported that ,he is not aware of
any administrative problems within his
department at 'this time. The Board also dis-
cussed that unsigned letters will not be
' placed in the Board's agenda or information
packets..
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
8:28 p.m., E.D;T. *
WARREN J. YEAGER, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK

PORT ST JOE, FLORIDA
OCTOBER 15, 1997
HIGHLAND VIEW WATER BOARD
The Highland View Water Board of
Gulf County, Florida met this date with the
following members present. Chairman
Warren Jl :Yeager, .Jr. and Commissioners
TommyKnox, Nathan Peters, Jr., and John
Stanley, Jr. ICommlssioner Billy E. Traylor
was absent).
Others present were. County Attorney
Timothy McFarland. Clerk Benny C. Lister,
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham. Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore, and Administrative Assistant
Debbe Wibberg.
The meeting was Called to order at
12:00 p.m.,, E.D.T.
PROPOSED ORDINANCE WATER
SYSTEM-Attorney McFarland read a pro-
posed ordinance by title and upon motion
by Commissioner Knox, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous (4-0)
vote, the Board agreed to advertise the pro-
posed ordinance and hold a public hearing
on October 28, 1997 at 5:45 p.m., E.T. to
consider adoption.
RESOLUTION DISSOLVING HIGH-
LAND VIEW WATER DISTRICT-Upon
motion by Commissioner Peters. second by
Commissioner Knox. and unanimous vote,
the Board adopted the following resolution
requesting that the Highland View Water
District-betdissolved: ...,-
RESOLUTION OF T3E HIGHLAND VIEW'.
WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT
NO. 97-27
WHEREAS. there presently exists a
special district known as the Highland View
Water and Sewer District created by Florida
Chapter Law 61-22212; and
WHEREAS, the present existence of
the Highland View Water and Sewer District
duplicates unnecessarily the administrative
activities and costs associated, with provid-
ing the public services originally envisioned
for the special district; and
WHEREAS. the public services
entrusted to' the Highland View Water and
Sewer District unnecessarily duplicate
those presently provided by Gulf County,
Florida. by and through Its Board of County
Commissioners; and
WHEREAS. the continued duplication
of public services, administrative activities.
and administrative costs are deemed by the
Board of Commissioners of the Highland
View Water and Sewer District to be an
unnecessary expenditure of public funds to
accomplish the delivery of equivalent ser-
vices to the public: and
WHEREAS. there is no longer a con-
tinued public need to maintain the
Highland View Water and Sewer District
which serves a small rural area as those
services are more efficiently and effectively
provided and administered by Gulf Count'
which is the local general purpose govern-
ment within which the district is located:
and
WHEREAS, the. Board of
Commissioners of the Highland View Water
and Sewer District held a public meeting of
the Highland View Water and Sewer District
to address the issue of dissolution of the
special district and, as there has been
brought forth no information which would
substantiate the continued need for the
existence of' the Highland View Water
District;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
by the Board of Commissioners of the
Highland View Water and Sewer District as
follows:
The Legislature is respectfully request-
ed to repeal the special act(s)' creating and
establishing the Highland View Water and
Sewer District and requests that this depen-
dent, special district created by special law
be dissolved.
ADOPTED this 15th day of October,
1997. (end)
METER READING EQUIPMENT-
Upon discussion that the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners agreed to
purchase new meter reading equipment,
Commissioner Knox motioned that the
Highland View Water System pay it's pro
rata share for the equipment (approximate-
ly 20%), and'Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion for discussion, Upon discussion
by Commissioner Knox about the possibili-
ty of the County not purchasing this equip-
ment, Commissioner Peters withdrew his
second, and Commissioner Stanley second-
ed the motion. After further discussion that
the Highland View Water Board will meet
again on October 28th at 5:45 p.m., E.T.
and can discuss, this issue at that time,
Commissioner Stanley withdrew his second
and Commissioner Knox withdrew his
motion.
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Stanley, sec-
ond by Commissioner Knox, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
12:09 p.m., E.D.T.
WARREN J. YEAGER, JR.
CHAIRMAN


ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK

PORT ST JOE, FLORIDA
OCTOBER 28, 1997
HIGHLAND VIEW WATER BOARD
The Highland View Water Board of
Gulf County, Florida met this date with the


following members present: Chairman
Warren J. Yeager, Jr. and Commissioners
Tommy Knox, John Stanley, Jr., and Billy
E; Traylor {Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr.
was absent).
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Clerk Benny C. Lister,
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore, Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Dcbbe Wibberg,
Administrator/Emergency Management
Director: Larry Wells, Building Official
Richard Combs, Road Superintendent Bob
Lester, Solid Waste Director Joe Danford,
South Gulf County E.M.S. Director Shane
McGuffin, Veterans' Service,Officer/S.H.L.P.
Administrator Bo Williams, and Sheriffs
Department Captain Joe Nugent.
: The meeting was called to order at
5:47 p.m., E.S.T. :
PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED
ORDINANCE-Pursuant to advertisement,
to hold a public hearing to consider adop-
tion of an ordinance regarding the rates and
services for the Highland View Water
System, Attorney McFarland read the pro-
posed ordinance. There. being no public
comment and, upon motion by
Commissioner Knox, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous (4-
0) vote, the Board adopted the following
titled ordinance:
ORDINANCE N. Q97-05
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 Highland View: prohibiting free
water service; repealing any ordinance in
conflict: providing for penalties for violation:
providing for enactment by emergency pro-
cedure: and providing an effective date.
{Complete Ordinance on file in the Clerk's
O flcel (End)
METER READING EQUIPMENT-
After discussion that the Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners purchased new
meter reading equipment for the water sys-
tems and that the Highland View Water
System should pay Its pro rata share of the
cost. Commissioner Knox motioned for the
Highland View Water System to pay its
share of the cost for the equipment (approx-
imately 30'.). Commissioner Stanley sec-
onded the motion, 'and it passed unani-
mouslv (4.0).
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Stanley. sec-,
ond by Commissioner Knox, and unani-
mous vote. the meeting did then adjourn at
5:54 p.m E S.T
WARREN J.: YEAGER, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK

PORT ST JOE. FLORIDA
OCTOBER 28. 1997
REGULAR MEETING
The Gullf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Warren J. Yeager, Jr. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox, Nathan
Peters, Jr., John Stanley, Jr., and.Billy E.
Traylor ,
others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Clerk Benny C. Lister,
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy, Clerk Towan
McLemore. Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wlbberg.
Administrator/Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells. Building Official
Richard Combs. County Engineer Phllip
Jones, Road Superintendent Bob Lester,
Solid Waste Director Joe Danford. South
Gulf -County E.M.S. Director ShAne -
McGuffin. Veterans' Service Officer/S.H.I.P.
Administrator Bo Williams, and Sheriffs'
Department Captain Joe Nugent.
The meeting was called to order at
6:01 p.m., E.S.T.
Administrator Wells opened the meet-
ing with prayer, and Chairman Yeager led
the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA / SUPPLEMEN-
TAL CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion
by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Traylor. and unanimous vote
(after discussion about the high amount of
the Medicaid billing for September, 1997),
the Board approved the Consent Agenda
and Supplemental Consent Agenda. as fol-'
lows:
CONSENT AGENDA:
1) Minutes
-October 14, 1997 Regular Meeting
-October 15., 1997 Highland View
Water Board Meeting
2) Budget Amendment Resolution
-Industrial Park, as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 97-28
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County. Florida,
anticipates receiving revenue in the General
Fund for fiscal year 1997-98;: and .
WHEREAS, said revenue is needed to
help pay certain, expenditures to be
incurred in fiscal year 1997-98;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
as follows: '
-1. The 1997-98 fiscal year budget is
amended as follows:
GENERAL FUND
REVENUES
Federal Grant:
Economic Development Assistance-Onriginal
Budget 9.00; Amended Budget
$536,250.00 (00131 50000)
Other Financing Sources:
Proceeds From Installment Notes-Original
Budget $.00; Amended Budget
$178,750.00 (00188-00000)
EXPENDITURES
Industrial Park:
Improvements Other Than Buildings-
Original Budget $.00; Amended Budget
$715,000.00 (24852-63000)
THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED by the
Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners this 28th day of October,
1997. (End)
Budget Amendment Resolution -
Landfill Clay Revenue, as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 97-29
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida, has
received unanticipated revenue in the
General Fund for fiscal year 1997-98; and
WHEREAS, said revenue is needed to
help pay certain expenditures incurred in
fiscal year 1997-98:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
as follows:
1. The 1997-98 fiscal year budget is
amended as follows:
GENERAL FUND


Original Budget Amended Budget
REVENUES
Physical Environment:
Other Physical Environrment Revenues-
Original Budget $.00; Amended Budget
$13,500.00 (00143-91000)
EXPENDITURES
Health Care:
Aid to Private Organizations-Original
Budget $.00; Amended Budget
$3,000.00 (51462-82000)
Board of County Commissioners:
Other Current Charges & Obligations-
Original Budget $.00; Amended Budget
$10,500.00 (21111-49000)
THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED by the
Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners this 28th day of October,


1997. (End) '
3) Court Order
-Payment to Lawrence V. Annis (Slade *
95-22 1 -CF / #95-267-CF $300.00 *
to be paid from Public Defender: Conflict
Cases Professional Services)
-Payment to Harry A. McClaren (Slade *
#95-221-CF / #95-267-CF $500.00 *
to be paid from Public Defender: Conflict
Cases Professional Services)
4) Invoice
-Julian Webb & Associates Highland
View Water System ($8,000.00 to be
paid from Highland View Water System
C.D.B.G. Funds)
-Powers, Quaschnick, Tischler, Evans
(#10772 $50.32 to be paid from BCC:
Professional Litigation Services)
-GT Com 911 Equipment Lease
($13,586.64 'to be paid from
Emergency 911 System: Contractual
Services)
5) Travel
Florida Association of Counties -' 1998
Legislative Conference (November 19th
through November 21st, 1997 *
Tallahassee)
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGENDA:
1) Emergency Management Grants,
-Signature Authorization (Larry Wells)
2) Invoice .
-Agency for Health Care Administration
Medicaid (September,1997 #9709 *
$26.058.86 to be paid from Welfare:
'Medicaid)
3) 'Proclamanon
-November as National Hospice Month;
as follows:
PROCLAMAtION
WHEREAS, Hospice of Northwest
Florida. Inc. volunteers and staff provide a
special kind of caring Ior those in our com-
munity who are terrnlnall'. III. and
WH-EREAS. Hospice has helped meet
the medical, emotional and spiritual needs
of more that 275.000 terminal) ill adults
and children across the Nation last year
alone: and
WHEREAS. Hospice focuses on the
entire Iamili: and
WHEREAS. Hospice in the United
,States ,las flourished from one program in
1974 to more than 2,000 today; and
WHEREAS. Hospice celebrates its
23ird anniversary in America this year; and
WHEREAS, Hospice has served the
people of Northwest Florida since 1984; and
.IWHEREAS,' an increase in public
awareness and understanding of ,Hospice
care will better serve the families of our
community who are faced with a terminal
illness: therefore, be it
RESOLVED that Gulf County'will join
the hundreds of Cities and States in observ-
ing the month of November as National
Hospice Month. We will actively encourage
the support and participation of friends.
neighbors, colleagues, and fellow citizens in
associated Hospice activities and programs
now and throughout the year. (End)
4) Appointments
-Gulf County Interagency Council (Ailes
/ Curry / Kent)
5) Road Name (New)
-Sly Street Simmons Bayou
6) S.H.I.P. Program
-Down Payment Assistance (Kunz *
$11,615.00)
RECEIVE BIDS (#9798-02) -
GROUNDWATER MONITORING/FIN.
ASSURANCE PLAN-Pprsuant to adver-
tisement to receive sealed bids for a ground
water monitoring plan and a financial
assurance plan for Five Points Landfill,
Attorney McFarland opened the following
bids and they were tabled for review and
recommendation by Solid Waste Director
Danford: ENSAFE $43,279.00,-P GLM &
: A Assoriates :) 8,70000. : ,
DIVISION OF FORESTRY ANNU-
AL FIRE REPORT-Leonard King and Jeff
Cummings. of the Division of Forestry,
appeared before the Board to present their
Annual Fire Report for fiscal year July 1,
1996 through June 30, 1997.
HEALTH & LIFE INSURANCE -
RENEWAL-Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Knox, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to accept the renewal
quotes (no increase) for the health and life
insurance for January 1, 1998' through
December 31, 1998, as follows: BLUE
CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF FLORIDA:
Employee $169.80. Employee/Spouse
$410.90, Employee/Child $320.90.
Employee/Family 8430.90: SHENANDOAH
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY: Employee
Group Life S.22 per $1.000.00. Employee
Group AD&D $.05. per $1,000.00,
Dependent Group Life $.70 per $1,000.00,
RESOLUTION COASTAL CON-
STRUCTION CONTROL LINE-Upon
motion by Commissioner Knox, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board adopted the following reso-
lution regarding relocation of the coastal
construction setback line in the Beacon
Hill/St. Joe Beach area:
RESOLUTION NO. 97-30
WHEREAS, Gulf County has had
numerous requests by its citizens to move
tfie Coastal Construction Line from its pre-
sent location in the area between the
Bay/Gulf County line to the area of Dixie
Belle Curve; and
WHEREAS, the present location of the
..Coastal Construction Control Line is land-
ward of Highway 98 in the area between the
Bay/Gulf County Line to the area of the
Dixie Belle Curve; and
WHEREAS, the present configuration
'of the Coastal Construction Control Line
landward of Highway 98 in the area
described above creates an unreasonable
hardship on the owners of the existing
property'landward of Highway 98; and
WHEREAS, the Declaration of Public
Policy relating to the development and
implementation of the Coastal Construction
Control Line is not served by the present
location of the Coastal Construction Line
landward of Highway. 98 in the affected
area;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
by the Board of-County Commissioners of
Gulf County, Florida, that the Department
of Environmental Protection is hereby
requested to initiate a move of the Coastal
Construction Control Line to the center line
of Highway 98 in the area between the
Bay/Gulf County Line to the area known as
Dixie Belle Curve.
ADOPTED in open session this 28th
day of October, 1997. (End)
ROAD ABANDONMENT CANAL
DRIVE (WHITE CITY)-Upon discussion
by Chief Administrator Butler that Roland
Shainahan and Paul Fitzgerald have
requested that the Board vacate all of Canal
Drive (except the first 135 feet) in White
City, the Board agreed that they should fol-
low the Board's abandonment procedures.


BID POLICY- EQUIPMENT
REPAIR-Chief Administrator Butler pre-
sented a proposed amendment to the
Board's bid policy, relating to repair of
equipment, for their review.
E.M.S. BACKUP PERSONNEL -
WEEKENDS / HOLIDAYS-Upon motion
by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to pay E.M.S. per-
sonnel on stand-by a flat 2 hours for being
on call on the weekends and 8 hours for
being on call on holidays.
E.M.,S. BILLING PAYROLL-Chief
Administrator Butler discussed that South
Gulf County E.M.S. Director McGuffin
needs help doing the billings for the ambu-
lance services, and he requested permission
to pay 2 of the employees at E.M.S. an addi-
tional $4.50 per hour (20 hours per employ-
(See MINUTES on Page 6B)









THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 1997 PAGE 5B


Vie for Student of the Year

Thompson, Patterson Nominated for WJHG / Buffalo Rock Honor;
Selected by Port St. Joe High School as Candidates for Competition


Port St. Joe High School is
proud to announce its nominees
for the 1997-98 WJHG/Buffalo
Rock "Student of the Year" com-
petition. I


Emily Thompson
Emily Thompson, daughter of
Kent and Janet Thompson, has
distinguished herself as'a leader
academically and athletically. She


has been named to Who's Who
Among American High School
Students and has been recognized
for high achievement in English,
math, biology and technology.
Emily also received recognition as
a Science Fair award winner.
Emily's athletic prowess can
be observed on the softball field,
the basketball and volleyball
courts, and the cross country
course. She has made a major
contribution to girl's athletics at
Port St. Joe High School.
Even though she has little
time after studies and sports
activities, Emily manages to vol-
unteer time to assist others. She
has served as a peer tutor at
school, volunteered for "Habitat
for Humanity", and for KIDS day
care facility. ,
Emily is an active member of
the Long Avenue Baptist Church
youth group and the PSJHS chap-
ter of the Fellowship of Christian
Athletes (FbA).


Jarred Patterson
The second nominee for
"Student of the Year" from Port St.
Joe High School is Jarred
Patterson. He is the son of Pat
and Lewana Patterson. Jarred,
too, has demonstrated leadership
in all phases of student life. He
has served as a member of the
Student Government Association,
the National Honor Society, the
Key Club, FCA, 'and Senior


Executive Board.
Jarred is the quarterback of
the Shark football team and a
member of the 1997 state cham-
pionship Shark baseball squad.
Academic honors have
included the International
Foreign Language Award, and
academic excellence awards in
math, science, language arts, and
Spanish. Jarred has also been
nominated for the 1997
Principal's Leadership Award.
Church and community
activities play a large role in
Jarred's life. He is an active mem-
ber of First Baptist Church, where
he participates in youth choir,
youth council and the Drama
Team.
Emily and Jarred will be fea-
tured during Channel 7 news
broadcasts in the coming weeks
and will represent PSJHS well in
the scholarship competition.,


SGA Offering Home Baked Pies


Just In Time For Thanksgiving!


The Student Government
Association will be sponsoring its
annual pie auction Monday,
November 24th at 6:00 p.m. in,
Port St. Joe High School.,
Gentlemen, instead of your
wives slaving over a hot stove,
wouldn't it be a nice surprise if
you brought home the
Thanksgiving baked-goods?
And ladies, wouldn't you like
to be able to spend more holiday
time with your family, 'and have
more time to concentrate on cook-
ing your main meal? Plus, you
might have a little time left for
some Christmas shopping!
St. Joe merchants, are you
looking for a nice way to express
your thanks to your employees
who do so much all year? And
wouldn't it be nice to have some
fresh baked pies around to


munch on in the office along with
your coffee every day? How would
you like to be able to do all of this
and render a service for a worth-
while cause at the same time?
Sure you would, that's part of
what Thanksgiving is all about
The SGA at Port St. Joe High
School has the answer to your
problems. In an effort to earn
their way to the spring state con-
vention in Ft. Lauderdale, SGA
members will be auctioning pies
and they need your participation.
These pies are baked by some of
the best.cooks and chefs in all of
Gulf County and are worth every,
cent that you pay for them!
So, please come out to the
high school and join the bidding.
Not only will you be supporting a
worthy cause, and finding a way


From the Principal.-of

Wewahitchka


High School

by Larry A. Mathes


THANKSGIViNGI
November 27 through the
30th we'll all be out for 'the
Thanksgiving break. Students:at
WHS will be released at 12 noon
Wednesday. and no lunch will' be
served that day. Everyone has a
reason to be thankful for some-,
thing-find an opportunity to
share with someone not as fortu-
nate as you.
When we return on December
1, school will release at noon that
day, a designated 1/2 day work-
day for teachers to concentrate on
the Sunshine Standards. Lunch
will be served to students on that
day, a little earlier 'than usual;
senior high at 10:04 a.m. and


middle school at 10:54. Most
classes will meet on ah abbreviat-
ed schedule.
Friday night the- Gators
return to Liberty County High
School in Bristol for a 6:30 start
time in the first round of the State
2-A playoffs. As a district runner-
up, you almost always travel.
Having lost to St. Joe last Friday,
the Gators now get a chance to
spring an upset on'the #1 ranked
Bulldogs. Stranger things have
happened. Congratulations to the
Gators for again making it into
the playoffs! I ".
' Girls' basketball and boys'
basketball are working hard to get
ready. Girls' games have already


1utif eai Nes


Highland View Elementary
by Meggie Boone and runs the class. She fills my whole
Brittany Crocker heart", says Mrs. Plail. They all
GOBBLE, GOBBLE, GOBBLE! ... live in ."Seashores" at St. Joe
That's turkey talk for "Run, Beach. .
it's the hunters!" Thanksgiving is Mrs. Plair's hobbies are walk-
just around the corner. School ing, spending time with' Jordon
will be out November 27 and 28 and eating pickles Yuml She has
for the holidays;, always wanted to be a teacher
BETA CLUB FOOD DRIVE ... and nothing else. When she was
BETA CLUB FOOD DRIVE little, she loved to play school and
The BETA Club is sponsoring grade papers. She loves it when
a food drive for those in need for any of her students yell across the
Thanksgiving. Kindergartners and store, or on some street, just to
first and second graders are say "Hi!"., .
asked to bring one or more THANKSGIVING
canned goods per person; third THANKSGIVING.e out of school.
and fourth graders, one or more Students will be out of school
boxed goods per person; fifth and during the Thanksgiving holidays
sixth graders, one or more pack- on Thursday and Friday'
aged goods (spaghetti, noodles, November 27th and 28th.
etc.) per person. The class that TURKEY TROT ...
scores 100% (one item per person) All sixth graders are invited to
will receive a reward for their part. participate in the "Turkey Trot", a
November 25th is the deadline, one mile run, on Wednesday,
November 26th at 9:30 a.m. at
"EYE OF THE HURRICANE" ... Shark Stadium.
For this week's "In The Eye",
we interviewed Tonya Plair, who Parents of Pre-
has been our fourth grade teacher
here at Highland View Elementary Kindergartners,
for the past three years.
She is married to Bobby Plair, Sixth Graders,
who is a deputy sheriff for the
Gulf County Sheriffs Depart- Florida Law now requires all
<9 ment. They have one daughter, students who will be entering
Jordon, who attends kindergarten kindergarten and seventh grade
at H.V.E., and thinks she for the 1998-99 school year to


to express your thanks to others,
but the auction is a lot of fun tool
The student council members will
be looking for your support.


Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
NOVEMBER 24 28

MON-Pizza Burger, Tossed
Salad, Lima Beans, Buttered
Rice, Milk and Bread Pudding.
TUES-Taco, Pinto Beans,
Milk and Cake.
WEDS-L1/2 Day. NO LUNCH.
THURS-NO SCHOOL
FRI-NO SCHOOL,
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


started-the state" moved every-
thinhg up 'to weeks for the girls.
Coach Fortner has to hustle'from
football to basketball every day.
The boys' games start
November 25 at home against
Mosley High School under Coach
Martin Russ. As always, with six
different teams playing there's no
shortage of games to watch. The
hardest thing is finding when they
all play. There are so many it is
hard to get it on the sign in a reg-
ular manner, and it seems you
can never find a schedule when
you need onel
Cold weather is not my
favorite time of year, but it does
make for some beautiful clear
days. It seems the air is much
cleaner, probably; because the
humidity is usually lower. The
moderate winters are what makes
our area such a great place to
live-makes you wonder why any-
one would leave. It could have
something to do with needing bet-
ter Job opportunities-let's get
busy and find a way to provide
some!
Have a great week!


Early Dismissal
for Thanksgiving
Because of the Thanksgiving
holidays, all Gulf County public
schools will be dismissed early on
Wednesday, November 26th. Fol-
lowing is a list of the bus depar-
ture times for that day:
PORT ST. JOE '
*Hiland View Elemen.- 11:30
*North Port St. Joe Elemen.-1 1:30
*PSJ Elemen.-11:35
*PSJ Middle School-i11:50
*PSJ High School-12:00
WEWAHITCHKA
*Main Street Site (WES)-1 1:45
*Linton Site (WES)-1 1:50
*Wewahitchka High School-12:00.
Breakfast will be served at
the elementary' schools, but
lunch will not be served on
Wednesday, November 26th.


receive 'the following immuniza-
tions: (1.) Hepatitis B (three shots
that require six months to com-
plete); (2.) MMR (measles,
mumps, rubella); and (3.) TB
(tetanus booster).
All shots are available free at
the Gulf County Health
Department.
The Hepatitis B series must
be started no later than January
1998 in order for the student 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.


ST.
JOE


Middle

School News
I f

On Monday of this week,
progress reports went out to all
students. This means that we
have only four weeks until the
semester ends and our Christmas
holiday begins. Parents, don't fail
to call the school office to arrange.
a parent-teacher conference if
your student is not doing as well
academically as you feel he/she
should. be.
Any students needing tutor-
ing in mathematics may receive
help from Mr. Barbee in Room
#111 in A pod. Mr. Barbee is
available to tutor on Monday,
Tuesday, or Thursday afternoons,
after school.
<..* Thank. you; Mr. Barbee',.' for
continuing to provide tutoring,in,
ma thdespite. ,the fact that .our
funding through Gulf Coast
Community College is no longer
available. Port St. Joe Middle
School appreciates you!
There was also a newsletter,
with a calendar of events,
attached to every progress report.
There are many important events,
times and dates you will want to
note.
Speaking of events, the,
Student Government Association
is sponsoring the fourth annual
canned goods drive. The last day
to donate items for, this worth-
while cause is Monday, November
24.
Please encourage your child
to bring canned goods to their AA.
The AA group with the most
canned goods will be .awarded
with a doughnut party. Get
involved.and you will be a winner
with or without doughnuts!
A major school improvement
initiative at Port St. Joe Middle
School in 1997-98 is ,to improve
our students' writing skills. In an
effort to better prepare our stu-
dents for Florida Writes!-the
eighth grade writing assessment
to be given statewide on January
13, we will administer a practice
test on Tuesday, November 25
during third period.
This experience will simulate
exact testing conditions used by
the state except that we will pro-
vide -the topics. Half of the stu-
dents will be asked to write to
explain and the other half will be
asked to write to convince.
Two teachers will score each
student's essay independently
and then compare scores to arrive
at consensus. Incentive awards
will be given to those students
who perform well on this simulat-
ed Florida Writes!
Another upcoming event is
the Eighth Annual Turkey Trot on
Wednesday, November 26th. The
starter's gun will fire sending off
the first group of runners at 9:15.
Sixth grade students from both
Highland View and Port St. Joe
Elementary Schools will partici-
pate along with our seventh and
eighth graders.
An awards ceremony will be
held just prior to our returning to
our respective schools for an early
dismissal for Thanksgiving break.
Our middle school basketball
teams have' begun play and our
eighth grade boys were victorious
over Chipley by a score of 71-65.
Darrell Riley led all scorers with
31 points. Ricky Farmer and Brad
Ray led seventh grade scorers
with 13 each. News of our, girls'
first game will be reported in this
space next week.


'97-'98


Shark Talk
By: Quint Klingbeil
This past Tuesday, November


11 Veterans Day ceremonies were
held at the Port St. Joe High
School gym. The special keynote
speaker was Lieutenant Colonel
Robert L. Creamer, Jr., USMC.
A special thanks goes to the
PSJHS chorus and Mrs.
Comforter for profiting the enter-
tainment for this special event.
Also, we would like to thank all
the special guests, organizers,
and the NJROTC, drill team for
doing a beautifully executed drill
exhibition.:
Last Thursday, November 13
proved to be interesting for all of
the physics and chemistry stu-
dents when two Navy recruiters
came to give a nuclear power pre-
sentation to show that nuclear
power may become the energy
source of the future.
Seniors who might be inter-
ested in a career in education
should pick up an entry form for
the 1998 Scantron Future
Educators of America Scholarship
in the school office.
News was recently passed
down from the legislature that the
Academic Scholarship Certificate
Program has been, reinstated for
the Class of 1998. The qualifica-
tions are as follows: 3.0 GPA, cer-
tain course work including
Trig/Anayt. Physics and Spanish:
SAT score of 1180 or ACT score of
26; arid 75 hours of community
service.


If you think that you might
qualify, see Mrs. Witten as soon
as possible. Students may also
qualify with a 3.5 academic GPA,
1270 SAT or 28 ACT, but no com-
munity service is required.
This week in sports has been
a successful one for the Sharks,
Last Thursday, November 13, the
boys' cross country team hosted
the District Cross Country
Championships at the St. Joseph
Bay Country Club.
The "Purple Pack" placed sec-
ond among nine schools and qual-
ified for this weekend's State
Cross Country Meet in
Jacksonville. There the #2 ranked
Sharks will compete for the State
Cross Country Championships.
Way to go, "Purple Pack"!
Last Friday, the "Mighty
Sharks" (5-5, 3-0) traveled to
Wewahitchka (5-5, 2-1) to com-
pete in the District 4-2A football
District Championship. The
Sharks crushed the Wewa Gators
in a 33-14 win to take the District
Championship and resolve the
age-old rivalry for at least another
year. Congratulations to the 1998
Gulf County Champions, the
"Mighty Sharks",
That's it for this week's news,
but watch out for the "Sharks" as
they are on the prowl and are
looking for prey. Until next time,
keep that Shark Pride glowing.


Wewahitchka A

Elementary

News...
By Linda Whitfield


The "Student of the Week"
Linda Whlfleld chose nine
year old Ellen Manor as the
"Student of the Week". Ellen is in
the third grade and claims read-
ing as her favorite subject in
school. One day Ellen hopes to
become an artist. Since reading is
so important to Ellen, she picks a
fictional friend as one she
admires and that is Kirsten from
the AMERICAN GIRL COLLEC-
TION.






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"Students Of The Week"
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week" .... Cyndi
Floyd, Tyrone Dawson, Jasmine
Fennell, Kevin Quaranta, Katie

Dykes and Sarah Hutchinson.
Volunteer Spotlight
Our volunteer spotlight for
the week isnon Linda Littleton.
Linda volunteers with Mrs. Nobles
and Mrs. Barrier and enjoys talk-
ing to the children and also work-
ing with books. Her hobbies
include reading, listening to
music, scouting, going to the
*beach and walking. She attended
school in Glouster, Massachu-
setts. We appreciate Linda and all
she does for Port St. Joe
Elementary School.
Progress Reports
Progress reports for this grad-
ing period were sent home on
Monday, November 17. If you
would like to schedule a
parent/teacher conference, please
call 227-1221.
Early Dismissal
School will be dismissed early
on Monday, December 1 for
teachers to work on the Sunshine
State Standards.
Science Fair
Sixth graders are reminded
that your Science Fair projects
are due on December 4. Our
annual Science Fair will be held
on December 4 and 5 in the gym.
P.T.O. Christmas Store
Our P.T.O. will sponsor a
Christmas Store beginning
December 8th for all students to
purchase Christmas items.


Her favorite TV show is "I
Love Lucy" and her favorite song
is "The United States". If she
could visit anywhere in the world,
it would be to visit her aunt in
New York. Ellen sometimes won-
ders what it must have been like
in pioneer days. She likes to play
with her best friend Jasmine
Ward.
Ellen says this about her-
self-"I like to play with my dolls.
I like to help my mom and dad. I
like to travel with Kirsten." Ellen
is the daughter of Phil and Peggy
Manor. She has one sister, Laurel,
and one brother, Geoffrey.
"Ellen is a delight to have in
the classroom. She is always pre-
pared, ready to learn, and is kind
to others. What more could I ask
except that she make straight A's.
Oops, she does that tool" says
teacher. Ellen will receive a free
pizza from P.J.'s Restaurant.
Sue's Back
After a once in a lifetime trip
to the Holy Land, Sue McDaniel is
back at school. From being driven
through the desert with armed
guards to being baptized In the
Jordan River, the experience was
just incredible. Miss Sue will
share some highlights with some
classes at WES.
Unity
WES cheerleader coaches,
Kim Whitfield and Renee
Forehand and their varsity cheer-
leaders performed at the football
game on Friday night with St. Joe.
Both squads combined to form
one excellent group of girls with a
message of "Be proud and sup-
portive of our schools. We, togeth-
er, make it great" Then the unit-
ed squad did "2-bits" and both
sides cheered loudly for Gulf
County Schools. It was a huge
success!
Back At Work
WES is glad to have Lori Price
back at home after her appendix
ruptured and she had to have
emergency surgery. Also, we were
delighted to know that Terry
Stryker was back at work today
after his miraculous medical pro-
cedure. It was his birthday tool
Thanksgiving Holidays
WES students will get out
early next Wednesday at 11:45 for
the holidays.
School will resume on
Monday. December 1. Have a safe
one!













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The


GCCC Spring '98 Registration


Minutes from Page 4B


ee, per week) to do the billing.
Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve
this request, and Commissioner Stanley
seconded the motion for discussion. After
discussion about training someone already
on the payroll to do this job, the motion
passed unanimously.
NEW BOUNDARY LINES GULF
COUNTY ENTERPRISE ZONE-Chief
Administrator Butler reported that the new
boundary lines -for the Enterprise Zone will
be effective -November, 1997 (includes the
Business Airpark and Highland View).
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
REVIEW BOARD-Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the following rec-
ommendations from the Planning &
Development Review Board meeting on
October 21, 1997:
1) Deny a request from the Concerned
Citizens of Indian Pass to change zoning;
and
2) Approve a variance request from Ben
Lanter (allow encroachment of 21.54 feet
into the setback off Highway 98 at Beacon
Hill).
).INVOICE DENTAL INSURANCE-
Chief Administrator Butler discussed that
because the County's dental insurance Is a
self funded plan there are currently claims
on hold for payment, and he recommended
that the Board pay the premium in advance
(pay 2 months) to allow the claims to be
paid. Upon motion by Commissioner Peters,
second by Commissioner Stanley, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved this
recommendation. .
FINANCING ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING / RURAL DEVELOPMENT-
Chief Administrator Butler reported that-
Administrator Wells will meet with Jim
Dean, of Rural Development, regarding
financing for completion of the administra-
tion building (the County's pre-application
was approved).
INVOICE INDUSTRIAL PARK /
E.D.A.-Upon motion by Commissioner
Stanley, second by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
payment of invoide #2 from KMT, Inc., in the
amount of $39,974.00, for work done on the
Industrial Park project.
CHANGE ORDER INDUSTRIAL
PARK PROJECT (BID #9697-25)-Chief
Administrator Butler presented Change
Order #1 for KMT, Inc. (deduct in the
amount of $72,271.00) on the Industrial
Park Project for the Chairman's signature
(Chief Administrator Butler reported that
the change order had previously been
approved).'
COURT ORDERED PAYMENT -
PUBLIC DEFENDER-Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote,, the Board approved payment to
Attorney Timothy McFarland, in the
amount of $1,962.63. from Public Defender:
Conflict Cases .- Professional Services
(Harrison '#97-85-CF).
AWARD BID (#9798-02) GROUND-.
WATER MONITORING/FIN. ASSUR-
ANCE PLAN-Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Traylor. and unanimous
vote. the Board awarded bid k9798-02 for a
ground water monitoring plan and financial
assurance plan for Five Points Landfill to
GLM & Associates (in the amount of
$18,700.00), as recommended by Solid
Waste Director Danford.
AIRPORT FEASIBILITY STUDY-
Solid Waste. Director Danford reported that
the County received a Notice to Proceed
from the Department of Transportation on .
the Airport leaeibility study, and the County
has Issued a Notice to Proceed to Dames &
Moqre. "
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COM-
MITTEE MEETING-Economic Develop-
ment Committee Chairman Danlord report-
ed that the next meeting has been re-sched-
uled from November 3rd to November 17th
at 6:00 p.m., E.S.T., in the County
Commissioners' meeting room.
'- NOTICE PRISON WORK CREW
FOREMAN-Administrator Wells reported
that Larry Young and Rusty Wood signed-
up for the Prison Work Crew Foreman IIt
position, and these names should be sub-
mitted to Superintendent Alford for investi-
gation by the Department of Corrections.
After discussion about the Work Crew
Foreman position being a bargaining unit
position, the Board agreed for Attorney
McFarland to contact the Public Employees
Relations Commission IPE R.C.) Attorney
regarding this matter. Upon moon by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to submit these tmo
names (Young and Wood) to Mr. Alford for
their background .check.
UNION IMPASSE SPECIAL MAS-
TERS-Administrator Wells reported that
Gulf County and International Union of
Operating Engineers Local 653 are at
Impasse, and the lnion has requested a
Special Master list.
HAZARD MITIGATION GRANT
PROGRAM T.S. ALBERTO-Emergency
Management Director Wells reported that
the T. S. Alberto Hazard Mitigation Grant
Program is proceeding, and he presented a
newspaper article regarding problems in
Holmes County which are similar to the
problems Gulf County has experienced.
PROPOSED MOBILE HOME ORDI-
NANCE-Building Official Combs reported
on a Division of Motor Vehicles meeting
which he attended, stating that the
County's proposed mobile home ordinance
would be a. duplication of many of the
Division's rules which are already in place.
He further reported that the County can
govern only land use and set backs, and he
will meet with Attorney McFarland to re-
draft the proposed mobile home ordinance.
Commissioner Traylor stated that the pro-
posed ordinance would not affect trailers
already in place in the County.
ORDINANCE #94-5 / CONTRAC-
TOR LICENSING PROGRAM-Building
Official Combs reported that the County's
ordinance establishing a licensing program
for contractors needs to be revised, and he
will present a draft for the Board's approval
at a later date.
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
REVIEW BOARD / RE-PAVE HIGHWAY
98-Veterans' Service Officer Williams dis-
cussed that Highway 98 is scheduled to be
re-paved next year, and there will be many
driveways which will be cut.
INDUSTRIAL PARK GRANT
FUNDING-County Engineer Phfllip Jones
reported that the Economic Development
Administration will begin reimbursement
for the industrial park project when It Is
25% complete, and KMT, Inc. invoice #2
represents 22% completion.
The meeting recessed at 6:43 p.m.,
E.S.T.
The meeting reconvened at 7:02 p.m.,
E.S.T. -
S BID POLICY AMENDMENT -


EQUIPMENT REPAIR-Upon motion by
Commissioner Stanley, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board adopted the following
amendment to their bid policy:
"Repair work to County equipment
that is routinely used in County operations
is exempt from the County bid policy, but if
the cost of the repair is anticipated to
exceed $5,000.00,. estimates should be
received (if possible) with documentation
submitted to the Clerk's Office."
EMPLOYMENT SHERIFF'S
DEPARTMENT-Carmen Fisher appeared
before the Board to present a letter regard-
ing unfair employment practices in the Gulf


County Sheriffs Department. Members of
the Board stated that each Constitutional
Officer has his/her own employment poli-
cies, and Ms. Fisher should contact Sheriff
McKeithen to voice her complaints regard-
ing the Sheriffs Department. .
ANIMAL CONTROL FACILITY
SITE-Commissioner Stanley reported that
Administrative Assistant Wibberg
researched the property on Knowles Road
(near the Courthouse), and it does belong to
the County. The Board agreed for him to
proceed with the new dog pound project in
that area. '
TRAFFIC CONTROL (SPEEDING) -
HOWARD CREEK-Commissioner Stanley
reported that speed limit signs have been'
posted in Howard Creek, but they need
assistance from the Sheriffs Department in
patrolling the area.
BOAT RAMP LAND'S LANDING-
Commissioner Stanley reported that Bob,
Taylor (with the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection) will be contact-
ing Chief Administrator Butler regarding
the County's request to dig out the boat
basin at Land's Landing.
GASKIN PARK REPAIR-
Commissioner Stanley presented pho-
tographs of the bulkhead at Gaskin Park,
and Chief Administrator Butler reported
that the water is now low enough to do the
repair work (slope the area and Install mat-
ting, rip-rap, and rocks). Upon discussion
that the Road Department can do most of
the work, the Board agreed to proceed with
this project (on both sides of the ramp).
FIRE HYDRANTS HONEYVILLE /
INDUSTRIAL PARK PROJECT-
Commissioner Stanley discussed placing
four fire hydrants along the' new water line
(installed for the Industrial Park) -through
Honeyville because it will be cheaper to
install them at this time. He then motioned
to amend the General Fund budget (reduce
Reserve for Contingencies) to pay for two of
the hydrants and to have Dalkeith Fire
Department pay for the other two, and
Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion.
After discussion, by Commissioner Knox
about hydrants which were removed from
Highland View and the approximate cost in
repairing them for use, Commissioner
Traylor withdrew his second and
Commissioner Stanley withdrew his motion.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT -
TOURIST' DEVELOPMENT TAX-
Commissioner Knox discussed the possibil-
ity of initiating a "bed tax" for Gulf County,
and he motioned to hold a workshop on this
topic. Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and It passed unanimously.
BEACON HILL PARK-
Commissioner Knox reported that a new
ball field, driving range, and walking trail
are being constructed at Beacon Hill Park.
RESOLUTION PRIVATIZATION OF
PRISONS-Attorney McFarland read a pro-
posed resolution In opposition to privatiza-
tion of prisons, and Commissioner Traylor
motioned to adopt the resolution.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion
and, after discussion by the Board about
disadvantages of prisons being privately
run. the motion passed unanimously.
RESOLUTION NO. 97-31
A RESOLUTION OF THE GULF COUN-
TY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
IN SUPPORT OF STATE OPERATED PRIS-
ONS AND STATEMENT OF DISAPPROVAL
OF THE CONCEPT'.OF PRIVATIZATION OF
THE ENTIRE PRISON OPERATIONS.
WHEREAS, the State of Florida has an
obligation to provide adequate means of
protecting its citizens from criminal ele-
ments in the most efficient method possible;
and
-WHEREAS,- the County -of--Gulf-and
other counties of, Florida have appropriated
funds for property., roadways and infra-
structure to facilitate the location of these
state operated facilities; and
WHEREAS, Gulf County. extended the
helping hand to the Department of
Corrections with the knowledge that Gulf
and surrounding counties would benefit
from decent, stable jobs for their citizens;
and
WHEREAS, the citizens of Gulf County
and surrounding counties that are
employed at the Department of Corrections
facilities would lose the entitlements that
guarantee them a good quality of life; and
WHEREAS, Gulf County and other
counties benefit from the utilization, of
Department of Corrections inmates: and
WHEREAS, complete privatization of
State prison facilities would eliminate an
inmate workforce that Gulf County has
grown .to rely on; and
WHEREAS, the general public expects
the criminal elements to provide labor to the
community instead of being housed In air-
conditioned facilities: and
WHEREAS. privatization of the entire
Department of Corrections facilities would
result in the loss of inmate labor for Gulf
County at a value of thousands of dollars:
and
WHEREAS. studies have indicated
that Department of Corrections-operated
facilities are more efficiently managed: and
WHEREAS, the general public is not in
favor of air-conditioned dormitories
equipped with televisions and recreational
equipment; and
WHEREAS, in comparison studies,
private-run facilities are generally small and
house only minimum/medium custody
inmates which are less expensive to handle;
and
WHEREAS, private facilities have been
given a cap for medical costs which
demands that the state pick up the addi-
tional medical cost when the cap is reached;
and
WHEREAS, although studies indicate
private-run facilities to be somewhat more
expensive to operate, the State of Florida
had to pay an additional 6.5 million dollars
in medical costs during fiscal year 1995-96;
and
WHEREAS, Gulf County has had a
good working relationship, with county-
based Department of Corrections facilities,
which is important during times of emer-
gency and disasters such as hurricanes;
then
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
that the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners does hereby respectfully
request the Florida Legislature to'abandon
the concept of a complete privatization of
the Department of Corrections facilities
because of the detrimental effect that would
be created and the hardship that would be
placed on the citizens of Gulf County and
the State of Florida.
ADOPTED this 28th day of October,
1997. (End)
PROPERTY DAMAGE COURT-
HOUSE STEPS-Upon inquiry by,
Commissioner Peters about the damage
done to the Courthouse steps by an individ-
ual driving across them, Captain Nugent
reported that the Sheriffs Department will
collect the money for reimbursement as
soon as the final invoice is received.


EMPLOYMENT SHERIFF'S
DEPARTMENT-Commissioner : Peters
stated that he believes SheriffMcKeithen is
fair to all races, and does not discriminate
in his hiring practices.
LIBRARY RENOVATIONS-
Commissioner Peters reported that installa-
tion of the handicapped ramp and doors at
the Library will be over the $2,000.00 that
the Board agreed to pay from their Special
Projects funds, and Maintenance
Superintendent Bearden will notify them of
the final amount.
ECONOMIC DEVELOP COMMIT-


Joy- Richards, Karen Odom
and several parents took the third
and fourth grade students to
Tallahassee on Wednesday,
November 12 to visit the Junior
Museum. Because of the
inclement weather, they visited to
Natural History Museum instead.
They enjoyed all the exhibits
including a huge armadillo, Indian
pictures, big cannons, a saber-
tooth tiger skull, a mammoth
skeleton, Indian canoes, swords
and coins found by treasure
hunters.
Bill Taylor, with six of our
juniors and seniors, joined repre-
sentatives from the Gulf County
Republican Party in Tallahassee to
attend Jeb Bush's campaign kick-
off. Mr. Bush began his run for
governor of the great state of
Florida on Wednesday, November
12.
Everyone 'received red and .
white campaign placards imprint-
ed on the front and back with the


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JUVENILE DIVISION,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 96-134-CJ
IN THE INTEREST OF:
J.C.R.
A CHILD

(SEC.39.462(1)(b)FS)
The State of Fil.rida to JOHN MILLER, nat-
ural father of the above-named child, whose resi-
dence and address is unknown.
You are hereby notified that a Petition under
oatuh iaa been filed In the abose styled C"ort for
the Termination of Parental Rights In the case of
J.C.R., a child, to a licensed child placement
agency for subsequent adoption.
You are hereby noticed that an Advisory
Hearing will be held before the Honorable Robert
M. Moore, Judge of the Circuit Court, Fourteenth
Judicial Circuit, at the Gulf County Courthouse,
Port St Joe, Florida, on Thursday, the 18th day of-
December, 1997, at the hour of 9:30 O'clock A.M:
(Eastern Time).
You have the right to appear with counsel at
this hearing. If you cannot afford legal representa-
tion, the Court will appoint counsel for you at this
hearing upon the determination of insolvency. You
must either appear on the date and at the time.
specified or send a written response to the Court
prior to that time.,
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR OR ."
RESPOND TO THIS NOTICE CONSTI- -
,, TUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF, PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS '
CHILD. '
Witness my hand as Clerk of Court, and the
Seal thereof this 28th day of.October, 1997.
BENNY C. LISTER, Clerk of Circuit Court
Gulf County, Florida
By /s/ M. Vaughan
Deputy Clerk
4te, November 6, 13, 20, and 27, 1997.
IN THE FOURITEENTH-L JUDICIAL
I- CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA.'IN AN-'
FOR GULF COUNT-,
IN RE: The Marriage of
HENRY CHARLES BAILEY,
Husband/Petitioner,
and
DONNA FAY BAILEY,
Wife-Respondent.
CASE NO. 97-296

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DONNA FAY BAILEY
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
for Dissolution of Marriage has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a-copy of your
written defenses, if any, to this action on DAVID C.
GASKIN, ESQ., Petitioner's attorney, whose
address is Post Office Box 185, Wewahitchka, -
Florida 32465, on or before the 5th day of
December 1997 and file the original with the Clerk ,
of this Court either before service on peuu.:.ner z
attorney or immediately thereafter otherse a
default will be entered against you fr the reel
demanded in the petition.
WITNESS my hand and the -seal c.f this court
on the 31 day of October, 1997.
Benny C. Lister
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ T. Knox
Deputy Clerk
4tc, November 6, 13, 20, and 27, 1997.

IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 97-66
IN RE: The Estate of,
EDNA EARL ADAMS a/k/a
EDNA ADAMS,
Deceased..

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the Estate of EDNA EARL
ADAMS, deceased, Case No. 97-66, is pending In t
the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida. Probate
Division, the address of which is Gulf County
Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456. The
names and addresses of the personal representa-
rive and the personal representatives attorney is
set forth below



TEE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA-
Commissioner Peters reported that the City
of Wewahlichka has endorsed the Gulf
County Economic Development Committee.
'and he requested that Chairman Yeager,
contact the Cityregarding donation of funds
to the Committee (the City budgeted
$4,000.00 for economic development).
REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER
11TH-Chairman Yeager reported that the
regular Board meeting set for November
11th has been rescheduled to November -
10th at 6:00 p.m., E.S.T., due to November
I I th being a holiday (Veteran's Day). "
BEACH MOUSE ENDANGERED
SPECIES-Chairman Yeager discussed a
letter received from the U. S. Department of
the Interior regarding preservation of the St.
Andrew beach mouse, which has become an
endangered species. He further discussed
the detrimental effects that the "protection"
could have at Indian Pass and Cape San
Bias (development, beach driving, etc.), and
reported that he will be requesting a public
hearing regarding this matter.
HUNTING ON COUNTY R-O-W /
SAUL'S CREEK ROAD-Commissioner
Traylor inquired as to whether there is an
exemption to the "no hunting on right-of-
ways" law in reference to Saul's Creek Road,
and requested that Chief Administrator
Butler contact the Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission to obtain verifica-
tion on which roads are exempt (the County.
requested exemption on Road 20, Saul's'
Creek Road, and Willis Landing Road).
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
7:47 p.m., E.S.T.
WARREN J. YEAGER, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK


Lion's Tale

News Column

'aith Christian School

word "Jebl". Rousing speeches
were made by Mr. Bush and his Lt.
Gov. nominee Sandy Mortham.
Bush was introduced by Rev.
Holmes, a local pastor and friend
of the Bush family. Also on the
platform stood both the Bush and
Mortham family members.
After the campaign kick-off,
Mr. Taylor and the students went
to the 22nd floor observation deck
of the Capitol building to catch the
spectacular views of the city and
surrounding region.
The first and second grade
students will be bringing us a
Thanksgiving program Thursday,
November 20 at 7:00 p.m. Mark
your calendars now so that you
can come and be reminded of the
first Thanksgiving, and be encour-
aged to be thankful today.
They will also be performing at
the Bay St. Joseph Care Center,
Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m.
and will be entertaining the stu-
dents at 8:30 a.m. and at 9:10


ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is served who have
objections, that challenge the qualifications of the
personal representative, validity of the Will, venue,
or thejurisdiction of this Court.or claims any inter-
est iII the es-atee are reridlred to file their objections
with this Court WiHIIN TI-E LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER TIE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB.
LICATION OFF T-HIS NOTICE COR NINETY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF .A COPY OF
THIS N. OTICE ON TiE.rI All cred.itr ,:-' the dece-
denl a,-a other per erc.ii.? hniiog lcalrrs o'r ,Jerniatds
atAit_- delesdeln s rtale .:., whom ', copy of this
n,-.te I- ser-ed v.lthii, Lhree nrmonths after the date
of the first publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR NINETY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. '
All other creditors of the decedent and persons
having claims or demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with this court WITH-
IN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice is
November, 13, 1997.
Attorney for Personal Representative:,
DAVID C. GASKIN
Florida Bar No. 027928
P. 0. Box 185
Hewal- ichkl. Florida 32465
904/63i3-2266
Personal Representative:
BARBARA JEAN ADAMS
288 Redfish Street.
Highland View. Florida 32456 .
4tc, November 13, 20, 27, and December 4, 1997.

NOTICE OF EXPLANATION. CONCURRENT
NOTICE'
NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF NO SIGNIFICANT
EFFECT ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND
NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF REQUEST FOR
'v o i.,, RELEASE OF EUNDS.-1,, .
Cit of Mexico Beach
118 14th Street
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
850-648-5700
TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS,
AND PERSONS:
The City of Mexico Beach has determined
that the FY 1998 CDBG Neighborhood
Revitalization Project #98DB- Y-01-13-02-N24 lies
within the 100-year floodplain in the City of Mexico
Beach and published an Early Public Notice on
October 30, 1997. The project invokes the con-
struction of stormwater facilities in the flood plain.
The drainage fixtures to be constructed In the flood
plain are an Integral part of the necessary facilities
for adequate storm drainage capabilities within the
East-West drainage ditch between Georgia Avenue
and Maryland Boulevard between 7th Street and
the north-south canal which'runs between Texas &
Wysopg Avenue. The construction in flood plain
areas Is necessary in order .to provide- adequate
stormwater flow in the above mentioned areas
within the City of Mexico Beach.
There are no alternatives to this project that
would meet the City's objective of providing ade-
quate stormwater protection in Mexico Beach. The
option of not constructing drainage facilities would
result in potentially hazardous conditions for resi-
dents and for emergency management personnel
which is unacceptable to local officials of the City
of Mexico Beach. Appropriate mitigation measures
to minimize the effect of activities in the base flood-
plain/wetland will be taken.
The project's impact on the identified flood-
plain will be minimal, because the proposed
impr-.'. events will simply allow ior safer and faster
ouu'all of :ltormwater Into the Texas .& Wysong
Avenue canal The project will not support addi-
tional development in the floodplain but will allow
for the full use of areas adjacent to the floodplain
-area. The City has determined that the significant
safety Impact associated with the project justifies
the expenditure of funds for improvements in the
project area. A more detailed description of the pro-
ject and the FIA flood maps are available for citizen
review at City Hall.
On or about December 7, 1997, the City of
Mexico Beach will request the Department of
Community Affairs, designated by the U.S.
Department of Housing & Urban Development, to
remove the environmental conditions and release
Federal funds uds under Title 1 of the Housing and
Community Development Act of 1974 (PL 93-383),
as revised, for the following project: City of Mexico
Beach CDBG Neighborhood Revitallzatlon Project
#98DB- Y-01-13-02-N24.
Program activities will cost approximately
$500,000 and will include the following:
(1) administration
(2) engineering
(3) Construction of drainage
improvements system.
Project activities will take place along the
north-south canal, which runs between Maryland
Boulevard and Georgia Avenue in the area between
West of 7th Street and the North-South Canal.
It has been determined that such request for
removal of environmental conditions will not con-
stitute an action significantly affecting the quality
of the human environment; accordingly the above-
named recipient has decided not to prepare an
Environmental Impact Statement under the
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (PL 91-
190).
The decision not to prepare such Statement
was based on the following:
1. Identification of existing environmental condi-
tions and trends which are likely to occur with-
out Implementation of the proposed project.
.2. Identification of the nature, magnitude and
extent of all environmental impacts associated
with the project, whether beneficial or adverse.
3. Examination of the project and consideration
given to ways in which the project could be
modified in order to eliminate or minimize any
adverse environmental effects and enhance
environmental quality including modifications
in relation to design, use, location, cost and
timing of the proposed project and Its imple-
mentation.
4. Examination of alternatives to the project itself
which would eliminate or minimize environ-
mental impacts or enhance environmental
quality as well as the effect of not carrying out
e proposed program activities.
An Environmental Review Record respecting
this project has been made by the above named
Jurisdiction which documents the environmental
review of the proposed activities and more fully sets
forth the reasons why such Statement if not
required. The Environmental Review Record is on
file at the Mexico Beach City Hall, 118 14th Street,
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 (850-648-5700), and is
available for public examination and copying, upon
request. between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00
p.m., Monday through Friday.
No further environmental review of said pro-
ject Is proposed to be conducted prior to the


Early advising and registra-
tion for the Spring 1998 semester
at Gulf Coast Community College
will continue through' November
25th and will resume from De-
cember 1st through December


a.m. on Friday morning, November
21.
The Beta Club is sponsoring a
food collection, November 10 to
21, for Thanksgiving baskets. We
have boxes in each classroom for
the students to fill. If you wish to
give a gift of money, it will be used
to buy perishables-turkey, milk.
etc.
Classes will be celebrating
Thanksgiving with a "feast" on
November 26 around 11:00 a.m.
which the mothers provide each
year. After the traditional meal,
school will be dismissed at 12:00
noon for grades K-5 through 12.
K-3 and K-4 will get out at their
regular time.
We are in need of one VCR in
good working condition. It will only
be used to show videos and not to
record. If you have one, or know of
someone who does, please let us
know.


request for removal of environmental conditions.


request for. removal of environmental conditions..
All Interested agencies, groups and persons
disagreeing with this decision are Invited to submit
written comments for consideration by the juris-
diction to the above referenced address. Such writ-.
ten comments should be received by the jurisdic-
tion on or before December 5, 1997 In order to be
considered. All such comments so received will be
considered and the jurisdction will notr request
the release" of Federal Funds or take any adminis-
trauve acUon on the referenced project prior to the
dale specified In ithe preceding sentence.
The recipient will undertake this prolect with
Community Development Block Grant funds from
U S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) under Title I of the Housing
and Comrrmunliy Development Act of 1974 through
the State of Florida The above referenced jurisdic-
don is certifying to DCA that Its environmental cer-
tfying officer Identified below. In the official capac-
Ity as Chairman consent to accept the jurisdiction
of the Federal Courtsreviews, decision-making and ,
action, that these responsibilities have been satis-
fled. The legal effect of the certification is that upon
Its approval, said jurisdiction may use the
Community Development Block Grant funds, and
HUD will have satisfied its responsibility under the
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. DCA
will accept an objection to its approval of the
release of funds and acceptance of the certficaton
only if It is on one of the following bases:
1 That the certification was rot in fact executed by
the Chief Executive Officer or other officer of
the jurisdiction as approved by the Staite of
Florida.
2. That the jurisdiction's Environmental Review,
Record for the project Indicates omission of a
required decision, finding, or step applicable to
the project In the environmental review
process.
Objections must be prepared and submitted
In accordance with the required procedure (24 CFR
Part 58) and may be addressed to the Florida
Department of Community Affairs. 2555 Shumard
Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee. Florida 32399-2100.
Objections to the release of funds on basis other
t tan those specified above will not be considered
by DCA. Objections will be considered by DCA for
15 days after receipt of Request. Any objecfionbi'
should be receded by December 28, 19974.:
Objections received after December-28. 1997 nay,
not be considered ,.,.
Garry Gaddis, Mayor
City of Mexico Beach
November 20,1997
I t, November 20, 1997.

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF'
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF PERMIT ISSUANCE
The Department of Environmental Protection gives
notice of Its permit Issuance (File No. DF23.
1272281) to the Florida Department ol
Transportation, P. 0. Box 607, Chipley, Florida
32428, to construct a temporary detour bridge that
will temporarily impact 1.1 acres ofjurisdictional,
wetlands. ,,
The project site is located on State Road 71.
Cypress Creek. Gulf County. Florida. Section 19.
Township 6 South. Range 9 West. "
A person whose substantial interests are affected
by the Department's proposed decisions in this
permit may petition for an administrative proceed-
ing (hearing) in accordance with Section 120.57,
FS. Petitions filed by the permit applicant and the
parties listed below must be filed within 14 days'of
receipt of this Intent Petitions filed by other per-
sons mustbe filed within 14 days of publication of
the public notice or within 14 days of their receipt
of this Intent, whichever occurs first Third party
petitioners shall mail a copy of the petition to the
applicant at the address Indicated above at the
time of filing. Failure to file a petition within this
time period shall constitute a waiver of any right
such persons may have to request and administra-
tive determination (hearing) under Section 120.57,
F.S. The petition must be filed (received) In
Department of Environmental Protection
Office of General Counsel, MS# 35
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard
Tallahassee. FL 32399-3000
The petition must contain the information set forth
below:
(a.) The name, address, and telephone number of
each petitioner, the applicant's name and
address, the Department Permit File Number
and the county in which the project is pro-
posed;
(b.) A statement of how arid when each petitioner
received notice of the Department's action or
proposed action;
(c.) A statement of how each petitioner's substan-
tial interests are affected by the Department's
action or proposed action; ,
(d.) A statement of material facts disputed by
Petitioner, If any;
(e.) A statement of facts which petitioner contends
warrant reversal or modification of the
Department's action or proposed action:
(f.) A statement of which rules or statutes peti-
tioner contends require reversal or modifica-
tion of the Departments action or proposed
action; and
(g.) A statement of the relief sought by petitioner,
stating precisely the action petitioner wants
the Department to take with respect to the
Department's action or proposed action.
If a petition is filed, the administrative hearing
process will constitute a renewed determination of
the Department's decision on the application.
Accordingly, the Department's final action may be
different from the position taken by it in this
intent Persons whose substantial Interests will be
affected by any decision of the Department with
regard to the application have the right to petition
to become a party to the proceeding. The petition
must conform to the requirements specified above
and be filed (received) within 14 days of receipt.of
this Intent, In the Office of General Counsel at the
above address. Failure to petition within the
allowed time frame constitutes a waiver of any right
such person has to request a hearing under
Section 120.57, F.S., and to participate as a party
to this proceeding. Any subsequent intervention
will only be at the approval of the presiding officer
upon motion filed pursuant to Rules 28 5.207 and
60Q-2.010, F.AC.
Itc, November 20, 1997.


TO HEALTH INSURANCE PROVIDERS
The City ofWewahitchka will accept sealed propos-
als for employee Health Insurance from any Major
Health Insurance providers to Include HMO or
PPO. All proposals must be submitted to the City
Manager at City Hall before 4 PM December 8,
1997. All proposals must be sealed and clearly
marked "Health Insurance Proposal".
Send to: City of Wewahtchka
P.O. Box 966
Wewahltchka, Florida 32465
Itc, November 20, 1997.


5th. Students should make an
appointment to see their advisors
or meet with their advisors dur-
ing scheduled office hours.
Students must have an aca-
demic advisor sign a course ap-
proval card in order to register.
First-time transfer students
should take their transcript eval-
uation or a copy of their tran-
scripts when they meet with an,.
advisor.
Registration will be held dur-
ing regular working hours, Mon-
day through Thursday, 7:30 a.m.
to 6:00 p.m. and on Friday, 7:30
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Office of
Admissions.
Registration for classes at
Tyndall Air Force Base will be
held on December 3rd from 9:00
a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the Edu-
cation Services Center, Building
1230. Call 872-3892 for more
registration Information.


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IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
:CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 97-68CP
IN RE: The Estate of
BILLY RAY WATERS,
Deceased.

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the Estate of BILLY RAY
WATERS;, deceased, Case No. 97-68, is pending In
the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Gulf County
Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456. The
names and addresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's attorney is
set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED:
THAT'
All persons on whom this notice is served who have
objection. that challenge the qualfl1caUtor of the
personal represer.tatie validity of the Will senue.
or the jun s.lictlon cif thLa Court or claims ar, inter
est In the estate. are required to file their oblecu',rs
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF TH11-11S NOTICE OR NINETY DA,5
AFTER TiO DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors ofl the dece
dent and other persons hinrg clmrns or derrand.3
against decedetr's estate on whom a cop) of this
notice Is served within three months after the date
of the first publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR NINETY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and persons
having claims or demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with this court WITH-
IN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE-FOREVER BARRED.-
The date of the-fimt publication of this Notice -is
November 20. 0997
Attorney for Personal Represenataie"
DAVID C. GASKIN
Florida Bar No 027928
P. O. Box 185
Wewahltchka. Florida 32465
904/639-2266
Personal Representative:
WILLIAM R. WATERS
P. O. Box 1665
Wewahlitchka, Florida 32465
4tc, November 20, 27, December 4, 11, 1997.
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

The Department of Environmental Protection gives
notice of Its permit issuance (File No. DF23-
1307281) to the City of Wewahitchka. P.O Box"
966. Wewahitchka. Florida 32465. to construct a
75' rip-rap revetment to stablhize a discharge bulk-
head.
The project site Is located off of River Road, Gulf
County, Florida, Section 30. Township 4 South,
Range 9 West
A person whose substantial interests are affected
by. the Departments proposed decisions In this
permit may petition for an administrative proceed-
ing (hearing) in accordance with Section 120.57,
F.S. Petitions filed by the permit applicant and the
parties listed below must be filed within 14 days of
receipt of this intent. Petitions filed by other per-
sons must be filed within 14 days of publication of
the public notice or within 14 days of their receipt
of this intent, whichever occurs first. Third party
petitioners shall mail a,copy of the petition to the
applicant at the address indicated above at the
time of filing. Failure to file a petition within this
time period shall constitute a waiver of any right
such persons may have to request and administra-
tive determination (hearing) under Section 120.57,
F.S. The petition must be filed (received) in
Department of Environmental Protection
Office of General Counsel, MS# 35
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000
The petition must contain the information set forth
below-
(a.) The name, address,,and telephone number of
each petitioner, the applicants name and
address, the Department Permit File Number
and the county In which the project is pro- .
posed;
(b.) A statement of how anr when each petition-
er received notice of the Departments action
or proposed action;
(c.) A statement of how each petitioner's sub-
stantial Interests are affected by the
Department's action or proposed action;
(d.) A statement of material facts disputed by
Petitioner. If any;
(e.) A statement of facts which petitioner con-
tends warrant reversal or modification of the
Department's action or proposed action:
(f.) A statement of which rules or statutes peti-
tioner contends require reversal or modifica-
tion of the Departments action or proposed
action; and
(g.) A statement of the relief sought by petitioner.
stating precisely the action petitioner wants
.the Department to take with respect to the
Department's action or proposed action.
If a petition Is filed, the administrative hearing
process will constitute a renewed determination of
the Department's decision on the application.
Accordingly, the Department's final action may be
different from the position taken by It in this
intent Persons whose substantial interests will be
affected by any decision of the Department with
regard to the application have the right to petition
to become a party to the proceeding. The petition
must conform to the requirements specified above
and be filed (received) within 14 days of receipt of
this Intent. in the Office of General Counsel at the
above address. Failure to petition within the
allowed time frame constitutes a waiver of any right
such person has to request a hearing under
Section 120.57. F.S., and to participate as a party
to this proceeding. Any subsequent Intervention
will only be at the approval of the presiding officer
upon motion filed pursuant to Rules 28 5.207 and
60g-2.010to, F.A.C.
itc, November 20, 1997.
LEGAL NOTICE
As required by Section 5104 (d) of the Internal
Revenue Code, the Annual Returns of Taunton's
Family Children's Home will be available for public
Inspection for a period of 180 days from the date of
this notice. That return may be inspected at the
principal office of the Children's Home, which is
located at 702 North Highway 71, Wewahltchka.
Florida. during regular business hours. The legal
address of this office Is P. o0. Box 870,
Wewahitchka. Florida 32465, and you may phone
at (850) 639-2337.
4tc, November 20, 27, December 4. 11, 1997.


PUBLIC NOTICES 9 o o o










THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. NOV. 20, 1997 PAGE 7B


AUCTION Friday, 7 p.m.
EDT at Port Theatre, PSJ.
Wade Clark Auctions,850-
229-9282.
10% Buyers Premium.
AB1239, AU 1737 AU1743,
tfc 11/6


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





1988 Nissan Sentra, very clean, well
maintained, 4 cyl./std. shift, cold a/c,
am//finm/cassette, $2,300 obo. 647-
3882. 4te 11/13
'91 Lumlna 7 passenger van, also
light blue limousine, excellent condi-
tion. 648-4550. 4tc 11/20
1974 Winn. Indian, 24 ft., low miles,
needs. minor engine repair, $3,500
obo. Call for details. 648-5229.
Itc 11/20
1986 Jeep CJ-7. Red with black hard-
top. Runs and looks great $6,200.
229-8142. ltc 11>/20
'94 Lincoln Towncar Signature Series,
red leather interior, 63,000 miles.
Can be seen at St. Joe Machine Shop
or call 229-6449, take over payments.
2tc 11/20
'84 GMC Suburban.. V-8. p.s.. p.b..
tilt, cruise control, Sierra Classic die-
sel. 6.2 liter, 3/4 ton, runs great,
$3,500. 229-9289.
1991 Hyundai red sport LS coupe, at,
ps, pb, pw, am/fm cassette. $2,850.
Call 227-1597, leave message.
2tp 11/13
1995 Isuzu pickup, 5 speed, air
cond., am/fm cassette, bed liner, cap,
33,000 miles. 229-9215 4tp 11/6r.
* 1997'Toidta Tetcel. tinted 'Mnd&s:"
am/fin cassette, sport fui, must sell,'
227-2551 or 227-1156. tfc 10/30
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LT, excel.
cond., V8, power windows, power
seats, c.d. player, leather seats, run-
ning boards, loaded!! Low mileage.
Call 639-5773, or 639-2578. tfe 11/6
'95 Camaro convertible, only 21,000
miles, factory warranty, leather interi-
or, CD player. all the extras, mint
condition. S 17.000. 229-2740.
S4tc 11/13





Space for rent in office building on
Highway 98, St. Joe Beach. For fur-
ther information please call Mary Ann
at'Anchor Realty. 850-647-3333. 800-
411-3717, 850-647-3330 fax.
4tp 11/6
Unfurnished 4 bedroom, 2 ba. beach-
house,, 1 block from highway. -Call
648-5306. tfc 10/30
One bedroom apartment. Call 229-
2727 or 229-9000. tfc 11/20
PINE RIDGE APARTMENTS, 850-
227-7451. Affordable living for low to
middle income families, located at
125 Venus Dr., Port St. Joe. Rents
starting at $255 per month. Water,
sewer, garbage pickup,, wall to wall
carpet & blinds, 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms.
EHO. Handicapped, 'wheelchair ac-
cessible. Voice TrY access. 352-472-
3952. 2tc 11/20
Two bedroom furnished trailer in
Highland View, $225 month, $150 de-
posit 227-1260. tfc 11/20




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


Storage

Units

229-6200


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

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For Rent at Mexico Beach: Practically
new 14x70 2 bdrm., 2 ba. mobile
home, furnished with washer & dryer,
cen. h/a, located within walking dis-
tance to beach. References required,
$400 month, $400 damage deposit.
Available 12/1/97. Sorry, no pets.
Call648-5905 after 6 p.m. 2tc 11/20
Unfurnished 3 bdrm., 2 ba. house.
Mexico Beach, 1 block from beach,
$525 month. 648-8846. 2tc 11/20


I ANTIQUES :1


Yard Sale: Stuff, stuff and more stuff
Something for most everyone. Sat.,
Nov. 22, 8:00 a.m., 2908 Garrison
Ave.
Yard Sale: 2492 Bayview Dr., High-
land View. China cabinet, assortment
of items, clothes, what nots, shoes,
etc. Nov. 22nd, 8:30 a.m. eastern
time.
Garage Sale: Friday and Saturday,
Nov. 21 & 22, 7 a.m. 9 a.m. only!
131 Westcott Circle, Port St. Joe. 3
nice bookcase units, large rocking
horse, Little Tykes doll house, nice
toys, clothes, clothes, dishes, Christ-
mas decorations, etc. 227-1795 after
7 p.m.
Porch Sale: Saturday, 9 to 1, bike,
crafts, and misc. 119 Westcott Circle.
Garage Sale: 1001 N. 15th St.. Mexico
'Beach, Saturday and Sunday. Nov. 22
, & 23. No early sales, 8 a.m. 4 p.m.
Garage Sale: Friday and Saturday,
Nov. 21 & 22, 8 a.m. CST. 405 Fort-
her, Mexico Beach. Misc., shell crafts,
1 complete twin bed set




BROKER WANTED: for new real es-
tate office opening soorn on Cape San
Bias. Please send resume to: Broker,
P. 0. Box 308, Port St. Joe, FL 32457.
4tp 11/20
Truck driver needed at Bayside Lum-
ber. CDL required. Call 229-8232 or
inquire at store. Itc 11/20
Immediate opening for mature indi-
vidual with computer experience and
public relations skills. Some week-
ends required. Call Parker Realty of
Mexico Beach, Inc., 850-648-5777.
tfc 11/20


2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home on
large private lot, fenced. yard, partially
furnished, includes water, sewer,
trash & cable, $350. Call 648-5229,
security deposit and references re-
quired. Available 1 Dec. 97,
4tc 10/30
2 bedroom, 1 ba. unfurnished trailer,
located 2 blocks from the beach on
St. Joe Beach.. NO PETS. 647-5361.
e* e a tfc 1 1/ 6
1/ I pool house. St. Joe Beach, $300
month, $75 utill lties. 647-3461.
tfc 11/6
Mobile Home lot for rent: Hwy. 386A,
Mexico Beach. $75 per month. Call 1-
800-659-0641. tfc 11/13
Mexico Beach: Beachside, completely
furnished, long-term, references & de-
posit required. 648-8005. tfc 11/6
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
For Rent: Several beach front and gulf
view executive type homes and town-
homes available at off-season monthly
rates until April 1, 1998. For com-
plete details call Parker Realty of
Mexico Beach, Inc. 648-5777 or 1-
800'874-5073. tfc 11/6
Apartment for rent. Hwy. 98, Mexico
Beach, Lg. upstairs 2 bdrm. cable,
water, garbage furnished, $500
month, $500 deposit 1 year lease.
648-4384 or 648-5139. tfc 11/6
1,200 sq. ft. office space, located on
Hwy. C-30, $750 month, includes
utilities. Call 227-1774. tfc 11/6
Storage Units Now Available! Bayou
Storage serves Cape San Bias, Sim-
mons Bayou and the Port St. Joe
area. .5x10. 20x10 and 10x20. Locat-
ed nextlto Todd Land Development In
Sinfih "'Bayoti. Call 229-8397 or"
227-2191 (weekends). "''ti c' 1/6"
One and two bedroom apartments. 2
blocks from 'beach. Beacon Hill, rea-
sonable. Call 912-246-1250. tfc 11/6
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfe 11/6
Mobile home lots for rent 'in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfc 1,1/6
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Afforda-h
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
tic 11/6
UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.,"
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra lg. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air. washer/dryer hook-up.
*One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
tfc 11/6

2 bedroom, 1 bath, furnished St.
Joe Beach apartment. Available
on month to month.lease fill April
15, 1998. Will consider weekly
rentals, $450 month, with deposit.
Call 647-3793 and leave message.,
3tc 11/6

517 4th St.
*4 bd., 2 ha., cen. h/a,
washer/dryer hookups,
stove, refrig, $425.
Cal (205) 339-0655, leave
message. tfcI /q





Moving Sale: Furniture, books,
clothes, misc. 1986 Pontiac, $1,500.
Friday, 8-5; Saturday, 8-2; 305 16th
St., 227-1789. Ie 11/20
Huge Multi-Family Yard Sale: Sat,
Nov. 21, 8 ? 341 Bay St, St Joe
Beach. Clothes, glasswares, toys, scu-
ba equipment, baby stuff and much,
much more. A yard saler's delight
Garage Sale: Nov. 28 & 29, corner of
16th St. and Woodward Ave. Lots of
stuff. 8-12. 2tp 11/20
Yard Sale: 305 Alien Memorial Way,
Sat, Nov. 22, 7-12. Clothes and many
other items. Lots of bargains and lots
to choose from.


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TEXAS oil company urgently needs
dependable person in Port St. Joe
area. Regardless of training write W.
H. Hopkins, Dept. W-32456, Box 711,
Ft. Worth, TX 76101-071 1.
2tp, 11/20
Part Time Job Opportunities: Gulf/
Franklin Collaborative Partnership
Coordinator and Project Assistant.
The Gulf County School Board is re-:
ceiving applications for two part time
(four hour) positions: Gulf/Franklin
Collaborative Partnership Coordinator
and Collaborative Partnership Project.
Assistant Job descriptions and ap-
plication forms are available by con-
tacting Ms. Deboral Crosby, Coordi-
nator of Student Services, Gulf
County Schools, 150 Middle School
road, Pot St. Joe, FL 32456 (850) 229-
6940. Completed application forms
must be received by 12:00 :noon,
E.S.T., November 26, 1997.
Qualifications for Coordinator include'
a bachelor's degree in education, hu-
;man services, related field, or an as-
sociated degree with three years of
successful experience in coordinating
and implementing programs and ser-
vices at the community level. Salary
will be approximately $15.39 per
hour. Qualifications for Project Assist-
ant include a high school diploma or
an approximate equivalent, satisfacto-
ry completion of business education
courses; and three years of verifiable
experience in an occupation requiring
skills (computer typing, bookkeeping.
filing, etc.) of the position. Salary will
be approximately $7.36 per hour.
Both positions are funded by a grant
and no guarantee for employment be-
yond the grant expiration date (June
30, 1998) can be made. The Gulf
County School Board is an equal op-,
portunity employer. 2tc 11/20'
Help Wanted at Gulf Pines Hospital
for a supply clerk, part-time position.
Pick up an appointment at the per-
sonnel office. 2tp 11/20.,


Auto Rates Have
Been Reduced!
Cailliannon Insurance,
227-1133. o0
tfc 10/2

Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding
Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition, &
Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
850-229-8416
RA0043378 ER ,O07623


Chain Saw Bars,
Chains, Repair
Barfield's Lawn 8 Garden
229-2727


STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
UC. #EROO1 3 68 'INSURED
647-8081
ALAN STRICKLAND


ROGER STOKES
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR'
647-3328
Free Estimates RF 0066770
PLUMBING REPAIRS
I1lp 10/23,

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




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


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

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


Job Notice: The City of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for the follow-
ing position:
Recreation Director, $9.65/hour
Application and job description may
be picked up and returned to the Mu-
nicipal Building, 305 Fifth Street, Port
St Joe, Florida 32456. Application
deadline is Nov. 28, 1997.
The City of Port St Joe enforces a
drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an
Equal Opportunity/AffTtrmantie Action
Employer. 2t 11/13
Receptionist/Reservationist: prop-
erty management office ,requires cus-
tomer interface, good telephone skills,
computer experience. Full time posi-
tion with benefits. For our new St. Joe
Bay office. Fantasy Properties. Inc.
Call 648-5146. tfc 11/6
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.
S....tfc 11/6
AnOhio Oil company needs mature
person now in the Port St. Joe area.
Regardless of experience, write C. W.
Read, P. 0. Box 969. Dayton, OH
45401. Itp 11/13






Free Cash Grants! College.
Scholarships. Business. Medical
bills. Never Repay. Toll Free 1-800-
218-9000 ext G-9513. 4rp 11/20


Need assistance with forms or need
professional looking correspon-
dence prepared? Contact Donna L.
Ray, Ray & Associates, P. 0. Box
548, Port St. Joe, FL 32457, (850)
229-8850. 4tc 10/30


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


Moving Sale: 1 year old almond refrig-
erator, 18 cu. ft, $450; large beige
sofa $100; maple spindle headboard
& footboard, mattress & box springs,
twin size, $100. Day 227-3611. night
227-3252. Itc 11/20
For Sale: 1 Detroit diesel engine,
V8, model 871, w/blower as is-
minimum bid $500. 2 metal
desks, minimum.bid $10 ea.; 1 Ya-
maha boat motor, 9.9 4-stroke,
minimum bid, $100. Bids will be ac-
cepted until 4:00 P.M., December
5, 1997. All sales final. Contact
City of Mexico Beach, P. 0. Box
13425, Mexico Beach, FL 32410.
2tc 11/20
Kenmore micro/convection oven; all
like new. Solid oak bedroom suite,
small roll top desk, desk, antique
dresser. Call 647-8726. 2tc 11/20
Packard Bell computer, modem, print-
er, etc; mtel storage building & lots
more. 648-4550. 4tc 11/20
Fully equipped MOBILE BEAUTY
SHOP, beautifully decorated. 648-
4550. 4t c 11/20
Good used doors, interior & exterior,
wood and metal. Call 229-9433.
Itc 11/20
Round barrel game table & chairs,
$75; Leer truck topper, full size,
$100. IBM 486 computer. $299. Call
639-4288. Itc 11/20
Very nice children's drum set, $40.
Karaoke, $40; both in excellent condi-
tion. 229-9034. 1tc 11/20
Trivial Pursuit game. $10: drapes
48"w x 63 1 and 74"w x 63"I. 83.0)
each. 1 adult sleeping bag, $9.00. All
good condition. 648-5894. Itp
Nordic Track Walkflt Pro includes
workout computer, like new, $350.
Call 229-8741. ltp 11/20


JEFF'S

CUSTOM LAWN

SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559
Lawn Care, Edging,
Trimming, Mowing,
Odd Jobs, Insured
tfc02


Circle S Refinishing
O Repair Touchup or Complete
000 Refinishing
This area's most experienced refinishers.
We do it ALL from furniture to floor.
Free Estimates
827-6828 ask for Dusty

4t1c 11/11


GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
SERVICE AGREEMENTS
648-5474 FL License ER 0010992, RA0054218,



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

LIC.#RF0051042- RG0051008 ER 0011618
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
fret e REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
EtjlmgteS INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
6l" MINOR ELECTRICAL
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821


STHE CABINET

SHOPPE
Custom Kitchen and Bath
Jeff Powell, Owner

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


....RATES: .
U Lne ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
SC5 for each additional word.
$2.00 for each consecutive
S week with no changes. Col
**227-1278 to place yours.
NOTE: NEW DEADLINE:
TUESDAY AT 11 A.M


TRA-DES- andwSpRV-CES


THE TAR POT ST JO, F HURSAYNOV 20,199 PAE- 7


RATES:
line ads: $3.50 for first 2D words,
5 for each additional word.
$2.00 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
NOTE: NEW DEADLINE:
TUESDAY AT 11 A.M.
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BART'S
HANDYMAN .
SERVICE
Household Repairs
Painting, Interior/Exterior Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
FREE ESTIMATES
(850) 229-1051.
4tp 11/20



Cabinets; Custom Mantles,
Furniture, rim.
Bob/Janna Rinehart
227-3590
tic 10/23


STUTZMAN ROOFING
RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs
Single-Ply & Repairs
"Where Quality Is Higher Than Price"
229-8631 tlci0/2


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

Residential Custom Wood
Commercial Industrial
A 8 R Fence
Feocing and Concrete Work
Albert Fleischmanh FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 (850) 647-4047












PAtEr. RR THE ST'AR POT RST .JOr. ItT. "TFTHRSTAY. NOV. 20. 1997


Dining room table -and six chairs,
Harlequin Romance books, real
cheap. 229-8216 or 227-1216.
Itp 11/20
Aquaton toddler, Bed, $75 obo; call
229-8474 after 5 p.m. Itc 11/13
Shelled pecans, new crop, $4.50
quart, 227-1633. 3tp 11/6
Concrete yard ornaments and bird
baths, factory direct prices. 9164
Cockles Ave., Beacon Hill. 647-3267.
5tp 10/30
REDUCE: Lose weight while you
sleep. Take OPAL tablets and E-vap
Diuretic. Available at Pitts Pharmacy
in Wewahitchka. Stp 10/23
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.
tfc 11/6
Garden Club cookbooks, members' fa-
vorite recipes, $10 each. See a mem-
ber or call 229-6065, 227-1278 or
229-8819.


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


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


LIVESTOCK
HIorseshoeing
& Trimming
647-3296




Catherine L. Collier
Independent Sales Representative
211 AlIen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
(850) 229-6460


CHRISTMAS GIFTS
'97 State
Championship Clocks
Available at
The Athletic House,
229-6805
4tp 10/30


Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
LiU. #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.


LOOK carpentry, window re-
placements, screen/glass rooms -
siding, you name it! Expert work
and nothing less at rock bottom pric-
es. Be glad to show you what I've
done 647-3452, 24-hour service.
THE HOUSE DOCTORS. tfe 11/6

WE RAKE LEAVES
Dirt cheap. Rake &
haul. Call 639-2708.
4k 10/30





AKC Chinese pug for stud, 827-1413
or 827-2379 after 6. 2te 11/20
Ferrets for sale, 2 male, 2 female, $50
each. 647-3883. 3tc 11/20
Female pup, 14 weeks, first shots, on
heart worm medicine, vet checked,
part lab, hard luck pup, desperately
needs a good home. So beautiful, yet
so unwanted. Call 647-4047. tfc 11/6


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


MARATHON
MARTIAL
ARTS



The finest in physical fitness &
self defense. Adult Classes.
Specialized Children's Classes
Call 227-7506
4ic 11/20


C. 1/.'s Lawn,
Service
FULL LAWN SERVICE
BRUSH CUTTING LANDSCAPING
I will work for you.
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka
Clyde Sanford (904) 648-8492


PHOTOGRAPHY
79 We Do On
Location Portraitsi
We Come to You
Custom Black & White
Developing and Printing
(850) 229-9643
J. B. Roney, Photographer
4tp 11/6



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

$1 8.95 p.us tax
COMPLETE MUFFLER
SERVICE
We Custom Bend Pipe for You.
Offering Complete
Outboard Motor Repair.
Owned & Operated by Danny ClIayton
133 S. 2nd St. Wewa
639-4174 or 639-4175
tfo 10/2


Pceece 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. #RA006646 229-COOL


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

C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-0-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand


Complete Septic Service!
Installation Pump-Out Repair


FREE to good home. Lab & chow mix
puppies. 639-4370. 2tc 11/20




Fenced lot and building for sale, 822
1/2 Eighth St., R-2 zone for nursery
or apartment, $20,000 firm. Call

Faith Christian School at 229-6707.
tfc 11/20
3 bedroom, 1 bath brick home on
shaded corner lot in Highland View.
Cen. h/a, fireplace, new carpet in liv-
ing area, utility room, storage and
boat shed, $42,500. 227-1604.
tfc 11/27"
For Sale by Owner: priced to sell,
$39,000. 4 bedroom, 2 bath house on
2 acres of land. Located In White City
on Hwy. 71. Call 227-2089.
2tp 11/13

TAKE OVER PAYMENTS, 96 16x80
Cavalier Zone 3 mobile home, 3 bd., 2
ba., deck, garden tub & many extras,
acreage available. 227-2521 or 229-
8002. tfe 10/30


DOOR WORKS, Doors. windows and
rotten wood replacement, weather
proofing. Free estimates, licensed and
insured. 24 hr. answering .service.
785-7443. 4tc 11/6.


VCR REPAIR CENTER
Camcorder 8 VCR Repair
FAST Service
Reasonable Rates
FREE Estimates
321 Reid Ave. 227-3660



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


3 bedroom, 2 bath home, 1412 Palm
Blvd., Port St. Joe, $75,000. Contact
Hiram Nix at Citizens Federal Savings
Bank, 850-227-1416. 4tc 11/6
Lots on Dead Lakes, West Arm Sec-
tion. Call 639-5920. tfc 10/30
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 11/6
LARGE SPANISH STYLE HOME lo-
cated in Wewahitchka. Approx. 3400
s.f. heated & cooled area, 4 BR, 3 1/2
ba., w/living/entertainment room,
.dining room, breakfast room, game
room, sun porch, double carport, Pri-
vacy fenced backyard with large pool.
Separate 720 s.f. garage/storage
house. Shown by appointment. only.
Only $110,000. Call William H. ,Lin-
ton, Jr., Lic. Real Estate Broker. 639-
5640. ltc 11\20
A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide mo-
bile home on 75'x150' lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, ask-
ing $55,000. Call 647-3292. tfc 11/6


COINS BY THE BAY1
I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens. fair prices.
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803.
tfc 11/6

Circle S Refinishing
In Home Cabinet
Refinishing
Free Estimates
827-6828, ask for Dusty
.. .i 11/13

QUALITY

TUCCO

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

Tim 229-8588
Painting by:
Re Gaff
Sip Oct.


SMILEY'S APPLIANCE PLUS
SERVICE COMPANY
"Serving Gulf County and the surrounding areas."
David "Smiley" McCroan Phone 850-227-7406
Port St. Joe FL 32456 ic, 03 ULic. #RN000376


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


DON'T
have yourfurniture ihafway refinished by
backyard specialist. Have it refurbished
or restored

GULF STRIPPERS
Refinishing *Restoration Antiques Upholstery
1100 N. iSth St. Mexico Beach 648-4657 dO1010



T.V. B 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
GET READY FOR THE


* INSURED
HOLIDAYS!


S. Carpet and
Upholstery Cleaning
Steam Cleaning


(850) 229-9663


Two bdrm., 1 ba. mobile home for
sale on 1 1/2 lot at Beacon Hill. Own-
er financing. $35,000. $5,000 down.
New appliances, new air cond. Call
Billy Carr, 227-2020 or 227-6556.
tfe 11/6
House for Sale: 2 bdrm., 1 ba. vinyl
siding, septic tank, all utilities hooked
up, 9235 Cockles Ave., Beacon Hill;
850-592-5071. 8tp 11/6
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 11/6
3 bdrm., 1 ba. house w/fireplace, cen.
h&a on 1/2 acre lot at Howard Creek.
$35,000. 827-2128. tfc 11/6
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.
tfe 11/6
Beautiful town home, Barrier Dunes,
completely redone. Can. see .ocean
from all 3 decks. Many extras, some
furniture stays. Call 227-335 1.
tfc 11/6

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 11/6
Home for sale by owner: brick home.
I 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 11/6
Bay front home. executive 3 bedroom.
2 bath. flly furnished. Immaculate.
227-7506. tfc 11/6
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 11/6

1i2 acre lots on,

paved county road,
septic tanks, wells,
natural gas, ready to
move onto. $16,000.
Owner financing with
10% down.
Call Billy Cart,
227-2020, 647-3381.
tfc 11/6


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 11/6
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




Great Business Opportunity!
'72 Ford F100, excel. cond.,
with professional 18 ft. pig
cooker, 5 ft. rotisserie. Twin 40
Ib. gas tanks, smoke box.
$8,500 value, sacrifice $5,000.
Will consider partial
trade for 4x4.
Call 648-8110



NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that George Y. Core,
the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has ffied
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon..
The certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 209
Year of Issuance: 1992
Application No. 97-21
R.E. No. 03798-500
Description of Property:
See Attached Exhibit "A"
Name In which assessed: GulfAire Properties, Inc.
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 C:-.mnrs Ciurd.use at 11:00,
A.M., E.S.T., on l.-dnesdar i.d. l 26th day of
November, 1997. o O
Dated this 22nd day of October, 1997.
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY /sf Rebecca L. Norris
Deputy Clerk
EXHIBrr "A"
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Commence at the Point of
Intersection of the Northeastern R/W line of U. S.
Highway 98 (State Road No. 30) and the South
boundary line of Section 32, Township 6 South,
Range 11 West, as same is shown on the official
plat of Port St. Joe Beach, Unit Two as recorded in
Plat Book 2, Page 6, in the Public Records of Gulf
C.iu.iry Frind,. t'ence S89'52'49'W along said
South t.h undar' line .f Section 32 for 22.105 feet;
thence N33 s51 00 W long said Northeastern R/W
line 486.37 feet; thence S5009"00"W for 66 feet to
a point on the Southeastern R/W line of U. S.
Highway 98; thence N3951W along said R/W line
277.00 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence con-
tinue along said R/W line 6.00 feet; thence
S5009W 231 feet, more or less, to the water's edge
of the Gulf of Mexico; thence Southeasterly along
said water's edge 6.00 feet to a point S50'09W of
the Point of Beginning; thence N5009'E 231.00
feet, more or less, to the Point of Beginning.
Being 6.00 feet Gulf Access Easement, Map #16C
SUBJECT TO RIGHTS OF OTHERS IN AND
ACROSS SAID EASEMENT AND OTHER EASE-
MENTS AND DECLARATIONS RECORDED IN
OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOKS & PAGES 95/370,
95/156, 74/649, 97/1049, 97/1089, 104/678,
109/991, 132/821, 140/325. 79/431, 75/731 &"
98/100.
4tc, October 30 and November 6, 13 and 20, 1997.


200 Carolina Dr., Mexico Beach- $124,900


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Bedroom.s. 2 BaIhs REALTY INC.
SPECIAL FEATURES Spacious brick home 2 blocks PORT ST. JOE
from beach Price includes new range. freezer dish-
washer, garbage disposal., washer'dryer drapes and 2 "
birds


504 Peters Street $104,900





HANNON
3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. Land: 4 lots
SPECIAL FEATURES: Spacious home in quiet neighborhood. Lg. living room REALTY INC.
w/gas fireplace and raised hearth, separate dining & family rooms. Master
bedroom has cedar-lined triple closets. Two enclosed porches. Inground pool PORT ST. JOE
w/automatic filtering and chlorinating systems. Fenced yard,,brick outdoor 2l
BBQ grill & nicely landscaped. 2 car garage. new central heat/air. Price \
includes: range/oven, dishwshwasher (new), carpet, blinds, curtains in living and 227-145
dining rooms, dining room chandelier.


New Price 1601 Marvin Ave. $57,500




HANNON
P DCioDrE.ms I a.31h Land 7 150 REALTY INC.
SPECIAL FETURES TO, nme ,r, r.-ce IamiIy neighborro-:,d PORT ST. JOE
rjNew cCayr ar.: .,n,l New ps a ir.aide Lar.caDCped yard
Screec-d o.-r..- r.I lsrqe utlit iO-m mr -s sc i.onai DedriOm
and Ca'r-j'. jl.J j:. .ahr. Gallie, klrrenS G'eal iaier 0 227-1450
r-,r. ,''r l r..,,a F, .-.- i .-: rud a-, r. ,. e-i.:I r r r and w i rer


2048 Parker Ave. $47,500






S,.:., an L.and SJo i,,0 .i, REALTY INC.
SPECiAL FEeTi.RES Remodield r.orre on duel 'ieel c.nl,- 4 PORT ST. JOE
,iot -rn :r,: i anl 1 blo.' lr.m ST Jt-pin Bay Roof only POR TS. J O
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