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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: December 18, 1997
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, DECEME


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62 Dolphins



Stranded On Cape


San Bias Beach

Cause of Beaching Still Unknown;
Half Beached Again After Rescue


A total of 62 rough-toothed
dolphins, normally a specie
4 found 15-25 miles offshore,
stranded themselves on the
gulf side of Cape San Bias
early Sunday morning. Many
agencies and volunteers
responded to this unbelievable
and unexplainable dolphin
beaching, assisting by trying
to keep the dolphins upright
and able to breath, as well as
comforted despite rough water
conditions and cold weather.
Blood samples were taken
early on to try to determine
why this occurred.
Researchers are still baf-
fled to the reasoning that
these intelligent animals origi-
nally beached themselves. As
of Tuesday afternoon, "No
common link has been deter-
mined, however different
problems have been diagnosed
in the deceased dolphins.
such as a couple with heart
problems and pneumonia. The
odd part is that not all dol-
phins had similar elements".
stated Ron Hardy, co-owner of
Gulf World. '
30 ARE SAVED
S Thirty "dolphins 'were' suc-"
cessfully assisted by volun-
teers to swim back offshore by
dragging the dolphins to deep-
er water. However, thirty-two
rough-tooth dolphins would
not leave despite countless
attempts to assist them into
deeper waters. Sunday night
these remaining dolphins were
brought to the bay side of
Cape San Bias into the small
marina area at St. Joseph
State park.
Out of the thirty-two,
fourteen have survived thus
far, totaling the deceased to
eighteen. Over 70% have sur-
vived to date, which has sur-
prised many. The fourteen
surviving that would not
return to deeper waters, have
been taken to three different
facilities for further testing
and possible rehabilitation. If


boats were used to transfer
these dolphins to deeper
waters. Hardy stated, "Most
likely it would have been a
burial at sea, at least this
gives them a small chance of
surviving and at least the
possibility of finding out the
missing link to what hap-
pened." Moving trucks were
used to transfer the six-teen
dolphins: two died during or
after transport.
TAKEN TO MARINELAND
Seven were taken to Gul-
farium in Fort Walton Beach
and unfortunately all seven
were being assisted in flota-
tion, as of last report Wednes-
day morning. Four out of five
survived transfer to
Mariheland in St. Augustine
and were still alive at last
report. Three out of four sur-
vived transport to the Marine
Lab in Sarasota and reports
Indicate two are swimming on
their own. with one needing
assistance in flotation. Hardy
was also surprised that most
survived the transfer being as
weak as they were.
Also, reviewing the
deceased it._ .-was co.mpexing ._
that most were the juvenile
dolphins. Hardy stated, "Usu-
ally the older animals are
weaker and they die first, this
creates more mystery." Fur-
ther pathological and tissue
sample testing will be per-
formed by Marine Fisheries
personnel, as well as observa-
tion of the living dolphins, to
determine the reason for such
beaching.
Ron Hardy stated. "No way
could we have pulled this off
without the tremendous dedi-
cation and support of all the
agencies such as the American
Red Cross. Salvation Army.
Gulf County Sheriffs Depart-
ment. the auxiliaries and
many, many volunteers. For
example. one inan drove all
night to transport dolphins.
arriving back in Port St. Joe
just in time to go to work."


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Sick dolphins line up on the beach at Cape San Bias Sun-
,day, as volunteers try to keep them warm and their air holes


above water in order for them to breathe. The cause of the
beaching by the mammals is still a mystery.


Dr. Scott McClellan, veterinarian in attempt to determine the cause of their ill-
charge of Gulf World. foreground, draws a ness Sunday, while a group of volunteers
blood sample from an ailing dolphin in an hold the animal still.


1mhats 9k/e
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Port St. Joe &
Wewahitchka's
Christmas Parade
Photos .... See Pages 6 & 7
New "Open Container"
Law Takes Effect on
Monday ...... Details on 3A
Animal Shelter Site
.... Update on Page 3A
Rabies Warning Is
Issued...........Page 6A
Sharks, Gators Hoops
Action-Boys & Ladies
..... See Pages 11 & 12A
Net Ban
Injunction ....... Page 6A
World Class "Holiday"
Dining......... Page 8 & 9A
Gulf County School
News......... See Page 4B
Special Church
Services ...... on Page 5B


Commission Hires New Recreation Director

Agree to Furnish Site for Rotary Club's Construction of New Scouting Home OW


Port St. Joe City Commis-
(* sioners decided to work with the
Port St. Joe Rotary Club to fur-
nish a site for the construction of
a new "Scout Hut" during their
regular meeting Tuesday evening.
George Whiting and Bill Lyles
approached the board, requesting
their assistance by furnishing a
site for the club to construct a
new facility to meet the needs of
local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
in the community.
The Rotary Club. began the
project four years ago and accord-
ing to Whiting, they are at the
point to begin the initial construc-
tion phase.
Two areas were suggested as


possible sites for the new build-
ing; behind the Centennial
Building or off Oak Grove Avenue,
behind the ball fields. During dis-
cussion, the board supported fur-
nishing the construction site, but
said they didn't own the property
behind the ball park.
Mayor Johnny Linton said the
city would contact the property
owner (St. Joe Land and
Development) and see if a pur-
chase or lease agreement with the
city could be worked out. The
board hopes to have an answer by
its next meeting (January 6th).
New Recreation Director
Commissioners unanimously
voted to hire Charles Gathers as


Don't Miss the Early Deadline!
In order for our employees to enjoy the Christmas holiday
with their families next week, it will be necessary for the
December 25th issue of The Star to go to press early.
Therefore, any person or business wishing to submit news
items, share a holiday greeting ad, or purchase other adver-
tising space should be aware of the early deadline.
Items will only be received until Friday. December 19th at
5Q00 pm. The Star cannot assure the publication of any sub-
mission after that time.


the new city Recreation Director.
Gathers will replace retiring
Benny Roberts in that position.
Gathers is no stranger to the
city Recreation Department, hav-
ing served the past 12 years as
Recreation Director at the city's
Washington Recreation Complex.
He has also assisted Roberts for
the past five years in the city-wide
position.
Public Works Superintendent
Frank Healy presented Gathers'
recommendation to the board,
stating that he was. the number
one ranked applicant of the 16
who had applied for the position.
Gathers has experience in
organizing and running' basket-
ball, softball, flag football, volley-
ball and summer youth programs
in the city. He has also worked
with the Port St. Joe Dixie
Baseball program, having served
as vice president of the organiza-
tion last year.
Michael Harris was appointed
by the board to fill Gathers' posi-
tion as Recreation Director at the
Washington Recreation Complex.
In Other Business
*Commissioners passed a
resolution to send along with
their application for a $133,000


.,i low interest loan. The loan, if
granted, will be used for the pur-
pose of evaluating the city's sewer
service rehabilitation needs.
*Held a workshop to discuss
the Rural Development Agency
requirements and needs associat-
ed with the $2.5 million marina
construction low interest loan.
The board also asked City
Attorney Billy Joe Rish to draw up
an ordinance stating fees to be
charged for slip rental ($6 per
foot) for R.D.A.'s loan require-
ments.
*Attorney Billy Joe Rish told
the board an agreement was close
at hand with EPA for wetland per-
mits at Ward Ridge. Once the per-
mits are received, the final phase
of the water and sewer project can
be completed.
*Granted permission to
advertise for a variance to Zion
Fair Baptist Church for an addi-
tion to be constructed to its exist-
ing building.
*Preble-Rish Engineer Phillip
Jones told the board that Royal
American Construction was 100%
through with the Reid Avenue
Downtown Revitalization Project.
Commissioners agreed to pay
the final $4,000 in retainage fees.


Industry on the Rise
Gulf County's Industrial Park is beginning to take shape.
KMT Construction Company began pouring footers last week in
preparation to start raising the 12,000 square foot complex.
Construction should be complete by early spring of 1998.
The Industrial Park Complex is located at the intersection of
Highway 71 and County Road 381, south of Wewahitchka.


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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1997


Not Enough

ONCE MORE WE FIND ourselves agreeing with Coufity
Commissioner Billy Traylor's assessment of a situation. He is ab-
solutely right on target that the county's penalty of $18,000
against Panhandle Paving over-runs and shoddy workmanship
wasn't nearly enough. It won't begin to pay county expense in-
. volved in correcting the workmanship, much less pay for the
contract over-run.
Then there are the headaches caused by the constant ha-'
rangue of Panhandle, the county was forced to do in order to get
a complete job and get it done correctly [which it never did ac-
complish].
Panhandle was more than 100 days in over-run, after being.
granted a 70 day extension, after they had used up all the slack
time they were allowed for bad work days. With the penalty stat-
ed in the contract, Panhandle owed the county a minimum of
$30,000 for not completing the job in the time allowed. That's
nearly twice as much as the actual settlement in actual time
alone.
THEN,. THERE IS THE matter of shoddy performance when
the firm did work, according to the County Commission. They,
filed constant complaints with the firm for inadequate perfor-.
mance. Still, there are complaints. :
The constant need to call Panhandle's attention to sub-
standard work should be worth something in damages. The need
to watch their performance like a hawk should be worth ,addi-
tional damages,' .
The county, entered a contract with Panhandle with .,mis-,
givings in the first place. They were the low bidder, it's true, but
their performance record was' too questionable. It's our opinion
the county would never have contracted with Panhandle if the
area daily newspaper had not made so much of a story regarding
suspicions of crony-ism in contract letting with another firm at
the time-an allegation which had no merit-and served to push
the commission into the contract with Panhandle against their
better judgement.
BUT, BE THAT AS it is. We are through with Panhandle, at
last. Maybe our county commission will remember this little ex-
perience and not be pressured into any further such deals in the
future. We hope so, even if we're the one doing the pressuring!
In the meantime, we should be receiving damages of about
$250,000 Instead of a measly little $18,000!



Gulf Has Grown
GULF COUNTY HAS GROWN according to figures published
in last week's edition of The Star. University of Florida figures
show the county as having experienced quite a spurt of growth,
too: more than 10% over the last census report.
Gulf County continues to attract people who wish to make
their home here in a quiet environment, where safe living habits
prevail. More and more people are coming here to spend the win-
ter months, too, as well as to live permanently. We're developing
quite a retirement community population.
Ever'"area of the countypopulation has-experienced growth
of a slow, steady nature. Despite dharigelA- our county in 'e'-
cent months, the situation must be better- here than elsewhere
since the people keep coming.
EVERY CORNER OF the county has grown; from the subur-
ban to the incorporated municipalities. Our beaches are respon-
sible for most of the suburban growth but the vicinity around
Gulf Correctional Institution is responsible for a good bit of the
suburban growth, as well. Other suburban knots of homes have
grown as well, making the overall picture one of progress.
The county installing central water systems in portions of,
the county has been more than a little bit responsible for the
good, solid growth as much as any single entity. It has account-
ed for the growth in better homes throughout the county; espe-
cially the southern end.
OUR ONLY DRAWBACK TO future growth, according to'
Sheriff Frank McKeithen, Is the drug-related crime experienced
in the county on 'a nuisance scale. The sheriff tells us that every
community in the, nation has the same problem, one which can-
not be easily resolved. He tells us that it isn't very prevalent in
our schools, which puts us head and shoulders above communi-
ties which have the problem prevalent in their schools. Maybe.,
,that's one of the things which is causing people .to move here;
lack of crime!
Whatever the attraction, those of us who have lived here a
long time recognize it as the garden spot of the earth.


HaUKER DOW WITH RES BY KELEY COLBERT



Came Upon A Midnight Clear


Christmas' expenences! Are
you kidding!
I was standing over by the
cardboard snowman at the-
American Legion Hall when Leoni .
and Nicky Joe came riding in on
that reindeer. You talk about a
place going wild!
'Course, it wasn't a real rein-
deer. We didn't -have access tot'
many reindeer in our neck, of the
woods. They'd tied antlers on an
old plow mule that, in my heart, 'I
was sure Mr. Archie Moore didn't
know was missing from his barn.
Dixie was a smallish mule, brown'.
with large "reindeer type ears"
'and; with that red ball glued to its.
nose ..... well, if you looked fast.
LaRenda Bradtleld and Mary'


E. Pendleton had "wan ted to do
something special for Christmas
this year" They rented, or more
likely talked. Mr. Jack Cantrell
unto letting them use the hall for a
gigantic Christmas dance.
Lefty Wiggleton and his band
had just struck up Deck The Halls
when Leon. Nick and Dixie came
charging in! Sheer bedlam,
ensued!
I think everything would have
been all right iif they could have
just stopped the mule. 01' DIxie
hadn't been rode much. Never
been around many people.
Especially people yelling and run-
ning and pointing .. .and I'm
almost positive that's fthe first
time the mule had heard' Lefty
and the boys play.
Two steps through the front
door, it took off like it was headin',
' t6 the barn in the late afternoon
? It slung NickyJoe off pretty quick.
It run slap over Mary E.'s mother.
Leon near 'bout hung on' the


whole length of the hall. He still
had an arm around Dixie's neck
when they crashed through the
Christmas tree.
For a few seconds there,
before the extension cord
was jerked out of the plug in, we
witnessed one of those rare
Y,,,' uletide sights-a lit up reindeer
pulling a Christmas tree through
a stampeding herd of out of con-
trol high school punks.
Jack Cantrell was'quoted in
the local paper the following week
as to how he figured it was the
:first time he'd ever seen the front
end of one of those animals in the
building!' '
A couple",of holiday seasons
l ater'~I had the privilege of watch-
ing a brave young man. actually
fly-using nothing but a 1956
CheTrolet hood. Listen, I'm telling,
this'story wlth:myrhand up. And:
there was at least a half of dozen
others that saw the flight.
It, was the first day of the:


Christmas vacation-you know
* you've got to do something special
to celebrate being out of school.
Diane Stoner's dad had an old
pick-up truck that she could get
anytime she wanted. There was
just enough snow. ......
Mr. Tommie Hill had the '56
hood out behind his DX station.
We unscrewed that rocket ship
looking ornament and tied a rope
through the hole. looped the other
end around Diane's rear bumper
and we had a semi-automatic sled
that would turn those Western
Flyer folks green
Just as soon as the moon got,,
high enough to give off a little
light, we hustled out to the old
Como' Road. There: wouldn't be'
much traffic and the odds were
good nobody's parents would hap-
pen by.
We took ,turns riding. You
could lean right or left and kirid'a
hallway guide that upside down
(See KESLEY on Page 3)


Just A Mere Mention Gets Me A Made From Scratch Mincemeat Pie


I HAVE FOUND that I am in
possession of a pretty powerful
tool as far as getting what I wish-.
for, in this column, here. I've '
come to realize that all I have to
do is mention that I need it, or,
better still. that I want it, and
presto, chang-o, I have it before
too much time elapses.
Take, for instance, my disap-
pointment over not. having any
mincemeat pie to muinch on over
the Thanksgiving holiday. My
wife, Frenchie, made one, simply
because she knew I dearly love a
good mincemeat pie. But, as she,
was removing it 'from the oveda,
she dropped it, right in the mid'-'
dle of the kitchen floor .. face
downI
I thought that ended my
chances' of having a mincemeat
pie until Thanksgiving, next year.
Even Smudgie wouldn't eat the
mess off the.floor. Frenchie didn't
ask me if I wanted her to salvage
any of the ruined pie. She just
tossed all of it in the garbage can.

BUT, I DIDN'T take into con-


sideration the compassion of my
readers. Just like last year when I
had a craving for mullet and
Johnny Lee stepped into the gap
left by the net ban and brought
me a mess of scarce mullet.

My readers take care of me.
They watch out for me and I ap-
preciate it. Why, I didn't even
have to ask for them, but ever so
often, Marie Littleton brings me a
bunch of her delicious -home-
made cream puffs; Jessie Core
will bring me a fresh baked loaf of
banana nut bread once in a
while. [Really, I think she is
bringing it to Frenchie, but I get
some of the benefits which go


along with Jessie's generosity].
Then, around Christmas
time, Sadie Gardner will come
lugging a fresh baked cake on oc-
casion. There are others, too, who
regularly bring samples .of their r
ovens by for me to test taste. I
don't like to brag, but I assure
you, I am up to the task of taste
testing them all! /

BUT, I STARTED telling you
about my missed mincemeat pie
at Thanksgiving. I didn't miss it
at all, as it turned out. I received
my mincemeat pie a couple. of,
days after' Thanksgiving and it,
was just as good as if it had been


available for dinner on that spe-
cial day.
Oliver Taylor slaked my.hun-
ger for mincemeat pie. Did you
know that he could bake pies?
Let me tell you' he can. He even
makes the crust from scratch!
None of these already-prepared-
from-the-frozen-food-department:
crusts for him. No, sirl
He uses the real thing, made
from Crisco, and it shows in the
final ingredient.
I shouldn't tell you this. I
might cut off my supply of mince-
meat pies for good, if I do. But it
tells you how good Oliver's pies
are, so I guess I am safe in relat-
ing this to you.
I always thought ,you ate
mincemeat pie with a 'spoon.
When my wife makes them the
crusts are always moist and limp
while Oliver's were all firm and
tender.
With Oliver's version of my fa-
vorite pie, the crust was sound
enough to hold a slice of the pie


in your hand and eat it. Yes, sir!
That crust was firm and held the
pie filling together ,
Let me explain something
right here. Mincemeat pie is my
favorite along, with rhubarb, lem-
on meringue, banana, cream, .co-
conut, apple, peach, cherry,
gooseberry, onion, chocolate,, pea-
nut butter, pumpkin, sweet pota-
to, pecan, blueberry and black-
berry pie. Those are all my
favorites, although I have been
known to eat other flavors, too.

THE MATTER' OF just writ-
ing' about it arid it'll happen
seems to only hold true for rela-
tively small items. Although, to
me; a nice delicious pie is hardly
'to be considered "small". -
The larger items seem to be
largely immune from the magic of
this column.
,For, instance, nobody has
brought me a Lincoln Town Car
by the office and left it,. or a
fishing boat, motor and trailer
outfit nor a coupon for a


cruise in the Caribbean you
get the drift.
The magic works on only the
smaller stuff; or maybe it's just
something to eat which seems to
put my readers into gear, in order
to furnish.
, Whatever it is, I appreciate 'it.
I'm not supposed to eat the quan-
tities I once ingested. Something
about my present sedentary life-
style 'doesn't burn off the calories
as it once did. But, the desire to
partake of delicious food is with
me still.
Like my friend, George
McLawhon, has' been known to
remark, the last thing I ate is,
"the best I ever ate!"

I KNOW THIS makes me ap-
pear as a glutton but, really, I'm
not. I just enjoy good food. The
better it is and the more of it
there is, the more I enjoy it.
My readers see to it that I
don't go wanting, whatever the
dish is that they happen to bring
me today. ... or tomorrow.


-THE STAR-
USPHS 51880
Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, 'Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Second Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL
Wesley R. Ramsey . Editor & Publisher, President
William H. Ramsey ,. . . .Vice President
Frenchie Ramsey . Treasurer, Office Manager
Shirley Ramsey . Graphic Design/Bookkeeper


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\ St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
December 19 12:45,a.m. H 1.1 11:09 a.m. L -0.1
December 20 1:02 a.m. H 0.9 11:11 a.m. L 0.0
December 21 12:43 a.m. H 0.7 10:47 a.m. L 0.1
'* 9:20 p.m. H 0.6
-- December 22 9:46 a.m. L 0.2 7:38 p.m. H .0.7
December 23 7:31 a.m. L 0.2 7:18 p.m. H 0.8
-- December 24 5:52 a.m. L 0.0 7:26 p.m. H 0.9
December 25 5:49 a.m. L -0.1 7:47 p.m. H 1.1


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New "Open Container" Ordinance Takes Effect On M.nday, December 22
Stificate. : : Kelly Guy Overman, 20 year Stephens, ddi~ional charges are On Monday' morning, Decem- ,. travelling west bound and
Prohibits Possession Licensed vendors will also be old female, was charged by the pending further investigation. ber 15th, on Avenue A around the. crashed into the side of Leslie's
.f n A required to post and maintain leg-. Port SL Joe police Department p .. .On Friday afternoon, ,Decem- 200 block, there. was,: a two-vehi- 82 Datsun. Both drivers were at
,,Lel ed Alcoht~ bible, illuminated signs warning tWo counts of lewd and lascivious K *ber 13th, Clatie M. Kirkland of cle accident involving Carlton Earl fault Leslie for maki ill
Container on Street patrons that drinking alcoholic acts on minors less than six years / .Apalachlcola, hit the side of the Leslie of Marianna and Adrian hg an legal
L'OTtll~iller OTL $ire8 beverages in parking or other of age. The incident occurred ... 'Shell Food Mart while putting his Cant of Port St. Joe. Leslie was right turn and Gant for failure to
On Monday. December 22. areas adjacent to their business between September 21 and Octo- '97 Ford in to park. Estimated driving west on Avenue A and yield the right of way. Total esti-
container ordinance takes effect. Jail. i. investigating officer is James .$50.00. make a right turn. Gant was also estimated at 2,700.00.
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The ordinance makes It unlawful
for a person to purchase offer for
sale, possess, consume or carry in
any cup. glass, can or other open
or unsealed container, any. alco-
holic beverage on the streets,
sidewalks, alleys, city parks, city
'owned property or rights of way,
or on any public play ground,
public recreational area, or public
park within the City of Port St.
Joe.


Licensed vendors also cannot
allow customers to take an open
container containing alcohol from
the licensed premises, whether
it's an unsealed container or a
mixed drink
It shall also be unlawful for
any person to bring alcoholic bev-
erages of any kind into the
premises of any city park.
Enforcement officers will have the
authority to inspect the contents


Board Considering Sites for New Animal Shelter


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On this date, It will also be of any container, for the sole- pur-
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During the Gulf County
commission regular meeting last
eek (December 9), the board
decided to look for another site to
cate the proposed animal con-
oi shelter.
Board members had tenta-
'ely approved a site off Knowles
'enue near Tenth Street to
cate the facility. Commissioner
than Peters, Jr. and board
airman Warren Yeager told the
board they had received numec-
us complaints from residents
cated near the facility's pro-
sed site. .. ..
Commissioner Peters. moved
r the board relocate the site
'ay from the residential area.
id the board agreed to the


* motion (4-1), with the exception
of Commissioner Johnny Stanley.
Stanley stated he thought the
Knowles Avenue site was a nice
location for the shelter.
Yeager suggested he and
Commissioner Stanley look at a
site near the county's current
shelter (behind the Gulf County,
Courthouse).
Commissioners have unani-
mously expressed their desires to
Improve upon the facilities and
the Port St.. Joe City Commissiop
has also,agreed to help... .', they
:can with the nvw shelter. '
County Comm. Tommy Knox
and other board members have
expressed concern that the law-


suit with Florida Coast Paper
Company over personal property
assessments has created a budget
crunch. This has. at least tem-
porarily, subtracted $448,0,00 in
funds from, the county budget,
taking away revenues that might
have been used to assist in con-
struction of the shelter.
Commissioner Stanley told
the board he hoped the facility
could be financed through private
donations. He stated that the
newly formed St. Joseph Bay
Humane Societv -already had two
gift .offes..totalling $Q20,OO 00:r:
construction of the, projecL. .; ,-,
Commission chairman Yeager
said the board has made no for-
mal .changes in their support of
the project and has committed to
furnish the land for site location.


He also stated he felt sure the
board would continue to support
the shelter every way they can,
within reason.
Last .year's board chairman
(Nathan Peters, Jr.) appointed
Stanley to head a committee to.
bring back suggestions and rec-
ommendations to the board on
locations' and design of the pro-
posed animal control sheltei.
Stanley told the board during a
recent meeting, the committee
was; getting close to bringing
design recommendations back to
the board. -,

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hood'. But if the ditch was a little
rough or Diane got excited, and
got that Ford up to forty five or so.
or-if you came to a sharp curve
or a steep drop-off .......
Larry "Squeaky" Ridinger Was
on the ."sleigh". He was the light-
est one of the bunch by far. That
didn't aid the situation any. And
Diane had eased along for about
as long as she could ease along. I
have no clue how fast we were
going but the telephone poles that
Larry was maneuvenng like a.
madman to avoid were flying past.
... We were hanging on for dear
life in the back of that old pick-up
when we dropped down Powder.
Mill Hill. 'My toboggan blew off
when I tured sideways to watch
Larry slide out through' the
woods. It was about that time the
rppe came off the bumper.
Folks, that, homemade sled
was about twenty yards off the
road and, actually out in -front of
the truck when it went over the
cliffs
"Squeaky" as obviously
going to,ride it all the way to the
S end Either that, or itwas going so
-fast he couldn't get off. The Wright
Brothers: at Kitty Hawk flashed
through my mind.
Yogi Brewer, in the spirit of
th .season, was yelling at Larry,
"On:, Dasher, on Dancer, i on
Prancer and.Vixen .......
Amazing!
Actually, it was pretty amaz-
ing that most all of us lived to tell
'of our Christmas celebrations!
What an absolutely fun time! It
wasn't just the gifts and the aunts
and the uncles and the eating for
us-it was all those wonderful
days off to plan out, "aw, just
I, sump'in' to do".
I never will forget the year
Ricky Gene, Yogi, Buddy and a
couple of others (Mom, I wasn't in
on this one) concocted a scheme. -
Sto dye. the town's water supply.
We were going to get Elvis over to
do.a little bit of Blue Christmas for
us.
I, Then there was the Christmas
Nicky Joe married Diane Stoner-
now, you talk about an experience

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S'Kes


Supports Animal Shelter For County


December 11, 1997
Dear Mr. Ramsey;
I'd like to take this
opportunity to personally com-
mend one of our-public servants.
County Commissioner John
Stanley has proved that he is will-
ing to back the causes he believes
in, anddo what he says he will do.
I applaud his courage, and ask
'publicly that the- county rally
behind him on the issue of build-
ing a huriane shelter for our
county's many unclaimed ani-
Sm als' ." '
There will be many opinions
,expressed" abotit' the Humane
Society issue. I amn sure the issue
can be seen any number of ways.
But, T have to admire someone
who will take a public stand when
four other' commissioners, for
whatever i-eason', choose to throw
a monkey wrench in a very worth-
while 'effort that is' long overdue.
John Stanley hung in there,
when I, frankly;, gave up. I was
tired of being 'handled' by individ-
uals who were arrogant enough to
assume I didn't :know what they
were doing. I,-was.,weary of the
anti-progress attitude so rampant
in. current county politics. I was
tired of ,seeing the wheel .being
recreated over and over, and good,
hard working people being,slan-
,dered because they had the
courage to do things' differently
than they'd always been done. I
had become content to go to my
home, where I knew things would
be handled reasonably, and the
let the rest of the county go about
its business. That was, perhaps
the wrong attitude. When good
people remain, silent, injustice
prevails.
It is very telling about a soci-
ety how they treat their aged, chil-
dren, handicapped,! and animals.
As a active, evangelical Christian,
I accept the responsibility that
has been placed on me by God.
We have been entrusted as care-
takers of this earth, its resources,
and animals. If we neglect these
responsibility it is as big as sin as


any other. To continue to drag
feet, withdraw promises, and be a
general nuisance in St. Joseph
Bay Humane Society's effort to
treat our county's animals
humanely Is, in my eyes.
Immoral.
Sometimes in the process of
'politics, some. simple things are,
forgotten. Politicians forget who
their governing authority is. They
forget who gives them their
sources of power. If they need-to
be reminded. it is as simple as
reading (perhaps for the first time)
a well known document which
begins with the following words:
"We, the Peopile in order toform a
more perfect union .... ." Perhaps
its not fashionable to be a patriot
and stand up for what you believe
in, anymore. But If that is the


'case. I prefer to be permanently
obut of fashion.
Commissioner Stanley, I wish
there were more out there like
you. The fact that there isn't is
..perhaps the main problem. Again,
I applaud you for the stand you
': took. I only wish I could say I was
one of your constituents. When
sre-election time comes, it is my
hope that voters remember your
- courage.
God Bless America!
Laura Rogers.
American citizen .
Gulf County resident
CC:The St Joseph Bay Humane
Society
Steve Bornhoft, Editor, ,The:
S News-Herald
.- J Commissioner John Stanley,
Gulf County Commissioner


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PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, DEC. 18, 1997


Ace David Roney
Ace Turns Four!
On December 18th, Ace Da-
vid Roney, of 187 Fieldstone Lane
in Wewahitchka, will be four
years old. Ace is the son of Dawn
and John Roney.


Troy Huckeba Gwen WhiteEagle


Couple Engaged


Bill and Judy WhiteEagle
would like to announce the
engagement and upcoming wed-
ding of their daughter, Gwen, to
Troy Huckeba, the son of Deborah
and Tommie Huckeba.


Tia Erica Marie Roney
Look Who's One!
Tia Erica Marie Roney, of 187
Fieldstone Lane in Wewahitchka,
turned one year old on December
11th. She is the daughter of
Dawn Roney.

Overstreet VFD Party
The. Overstreet Volunteer Fire
Department and, Ladies Auxiliary
will sponsor ,their annual
Christmas 'party on Saturday,
December 20 at the fire depart-
ment.
;Santa will arrive on the fire
truck at 7:30 p.m. delivering
candy and fruit to the children.
There will be a hayride and
Christmas caroling throughout
the community.
Everyone in the Overstreet
area is invited to attend and enjoy
the food, fun and fellowship. For
more information, contact Gail'
Blackmon at 648-8877.,





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The wedding will be held;:
January 16, 1998 at 8:15 p.m. at,
the Coombs Armory, dn:i
Apalachicola. A reception will
immediately follow. All friends
and family are invited to attend.


Ruth Hall Conducts. Wewa

Women's Club Dec Meeting


The regular meeting of the


Trapper Nunnery
Celebrates 2nd
Trapper Nunnery recently cel-
ebrated his second birthday on
December 7th at Lake Alice Park
in Wewahitchka. His big brother,
parents, grandparents, aunts,
uncles, cousins and lots of friends
were on hand to help him cele-
brate.
The party theme was "Barney
& Friends". The kids were treated
with cake, ice cream and balloon
shapes. The highlight of the party
was when "Barney" himself
showed up. to wish Trapper a
Happy birthday and sing and
dance with Trapper and all of his
friends. A good time was had by
all.
'Trapper is the son of Ben and
Teresa Nunnery of Wewahitchka.
He is the grandson of K. C.
'Mashburn of Port St. Joe, Agnes
' Peavy and Mr. and Mrs. Dewey
. Nunnery, all of Wewahitchka.


It's A Girl!
Phillip and Belena Forehand
are proud to announce the birth
of their daughter, Gabriel
Christian Forehand, on December
9 at Bay Medical Center, weighing
8 pounds 6 1/4 ounces.
Proud grandparents are Mr.
and Mr. Benjamin Fern Nunery
and Mr. and Mrs. Doris Wayne
Forehand, all of Wewahitchka.


Wewahitchka Woman's Club took
place on the afternoon of
December 10th at the Gulf Coast
Cooperative lounge. President
Ruth Hall conducted the business ;
meeting for the 22 members pre-
sent. Carol Vlahos was welcomed
as a new member.
Reports from the annual
Christmas bazaar held on
December 6th were presented.
Over $800 was netted to be desig-
nated to various club projects.
Winners of the giveaway items I
included Sue. Dickens, electric
grill; Joanne Kennedy, antique
doll and cradle; E. J. Keller and
Ann Suber, paintings; Bill Scott,,
handmade quilt.
Instead of exchanging
Christmas gifts with one another,
club members brought gifts for
needy children in the comm unity.
These were taken to the Division
of Children and Families for dis-
tribution.
Club member Hazel Quick
presented a Christmas program.
She spoke of her various collec-
tions of Christmas decorations
and .asked members to tell of
theirs. Using "'Twas the 'Night
Before Christmas"' she then led
the group in a,, memory game
recalling verses of the famous
poem.
Following the program, the
group enjoyed a delicious array of'
Christmas finger foods brought in
by each member.


Santa Visits
and Collects ,
Toys for Tots ,
This Saturday, from 12:00
p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT, Santa will
be visiting Toucari's Restaurant in
Mexico Beach. Wish lists will be i
heard and pictures may be pur-
chased for a small fee of $1.00.
Bring your kids 'and come visit the
jolly old man from the North Pole.
Toys for Tots also is having a
toy drive to give to the less fortu-
nate at Toucan's throughout the
week, co-sponsored by the Mexico
Beach Volunteer Fire Department.
Bring a unwrapped toy for a child,
drop it by and receive the spirit of
giving this Christmas season.


To Wed


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Family

Reunion
The Breedlove family reunion,
focusing on four generations of
.Willie Mae Breedlove Moore, was
convened Thursday through
Saturday, November 27 to 29 in
. Tallahassee.

The activities included a
Thanksgiving dinner on
Thursday. November 27,' which
"was held at. the St. Michael and
All Angels Episcopal Church.
,While enjoying the dinner, special
recognition was given to Rev.
Betty Brown-Smith, the oldest liv-
ing descendant, and Donte
Swilling, the youngest, attending
the reunion. Also the program
consisted of a fashion show, fea-
turing family members.
For the occasion, the family
.. chose the, theme, "Precious
SMemories" and has adopted as its
family songs the popular lyrics of,
"Precious Memories" and "A Song
for Mama". On Friday, November
28 the family talent show and din-
ner was' held at the Blue Collar
Restaurant on West Brevard
Street.
Members of the family trav-
eled from New York, New Jersey,
Cbnnecticut, Texas, West Virginia
and Wisconsin to join Florida
family members as a part of the
reunion gathering.,



Thank You
Genuine thanks are extended
from the family of the late John
Harris, Jr.
i Because you cared,' you came
to share beautiful flowers and
words of prayer. Because you
cared enough, words of comfort
on cards' came, too. Calls and vis-
its reached hospitals and home
during his Illness and passing.
Because you cared, we are grate-
ful indeed.
You've been a comfort and a
friend ,in need. Because you
cared. we're able to bear the grief
and, sorrow-there is no despair.
Because you cared, we're praying
too. for God's richest blessLng for
each of you.
The Harris Family


Callie Jordon Cox
Announce Birth


Kevin andc Dion Cox, sta-
tioned in Jacksonville,; are
pleased 'to announce the birth of
their daughter, Callie Jordorn Cox.
She weighed in .at a whopping 9
lbs. 15 ozs. and measured 20 3/4
inches long. Callie was born on
November 21st, at approximately
5:47 a.m.
Her maternal grandparents
are Jo and Jim Golson of Howard
Creek and paternal grandparents:
are Debbie and Donnie Cox of
Apalachicola. Great-grandparents
are Carol Sue and Gordon Hartley
of Panama City, Neva Golson of
Greenwood, and Fran and Glen
Williams of Bethany, Oklahoma,.
Callie has two aunts, Neva
Jamison of Port St. Joe and Dana
Golson of Clanton, Alabama.'


Willie Otis Smith of Panama
City and Rebecca Thomas of Port
St. Joe have announced the en-
gagement and forthcoming mar-
riage of their daughter, Carolyn
Vanessa Smith, to Henry Charles,
Bailey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cleve-
land Bailey. The bride is also the
step-daughter of Nellie Smith of
Panama City and Johnny Thomas
of Port St. Joe.
The bride-elect and her fiance
are both employed by Bay St. Jo-
seph Care Center in Port St. Joe.
A December 26th wedding is
planned for 5 p.m. at the New Life
Christian Center. A reception will
follow, at the old senior citizens
building.



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Gabriel Edward Michael Stephan

It's a Boy!
Ted and Niki Stephan are
pleased to announce the birth of
their son, Gabriel Edward Mi-
chael Stephan. Born on Novem-
ber 12th at Bay Medical, he
weighed 7 pounds and 4.6 ounc-
es and 19 1/2 Inches long.
He has three big sisters. Lea
and Klmmy Stephan of Iowa City,
Iowa, and Mary Pollock of Port St.
Joe. His grandparents are Eddie-
and Cindy Summers of Port St.
Joe. Roy and Sandy Judkins of
,) Lomita, California, Dwaine and
Lisa Stephan of Milpitas, Califor-
nia, and Pete Eaker of Overstreet.
His great-grandparents are
Bert and Lou Eaker of Overstreet.
James and VeDora Wilson of Port
St. Joe, and James and Bill Sum-
mers of Bristol. His great-great-
grandmother is Minnie Clemets of
Panama City. His god-parents are
Father Jerry Huft and his wife,
Jackie.
Christening Announceinlent
,Ted and Niki Stephan would
like to invite all friends and fami-
ly members to attend the chris-
tening of their son, .Gabriel Ed-
ward Michael Stephan. The event
will take place at St. James Epis-
copal Church on December 24th
at 11:00 p.m. during the Christ-
mas midnight mass service.

Thank You
,A special thank you to my,
neighbors, Jody and Peggy
Adams, Lou Goodwin; my
Christian sisters, Luana Wiley,
Linda Glass, Linda Anderson; and
my pastor, Bro# Dave [Fernandeil
who came to oyr home when Lady
died. ,
I can always remember this
beautiful token of love- yaou gave -
me in caring, especially during
this time: The. manyphone calls
to me expi-ressing your love for me
and also "Lady", not only just this
sad time, but.for many years ago.
I shall ever be grateful for this
continued love of yours.
With Love,
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Attention all children of Port
St. Joe Beach-Santa is coming
your way, so be on the lookout!
On Saturday, December 20th,
beginning around 10:00 a.m.,
jolly old St. Nick will be visiting
the neighborhood atop a fire
truck. He will be talking to all the
boys and girls and distributing
bags of candy also.
Be sure to listen for the fire
truck as it travels down your
street and meet Santa on his way
by.


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a tta Mari Ptrs
Jannetta Marie Peters


Jacqueline Delena Peters
Sisters Celebrate
Dec. Birthdays
Jannetta and Jacqueline
Peters, daughters of Mr. and Mrs.
James ,.am el. Petqrs, f Port :.t,
Joe will celebrate their birthdays
next week.
Jannetta will be six years old
on December 19th. She is in
kindergarten and her teacher is
Mrs. Nobles at Port St. Joe
Elementary School.
Jacqueline will be five years
,old on December ,21st. She is in
Pre-K at Port St. Joe Elementary
and Mrs. Raffield is her teacher.
The girls' grandparents are
Nlarv Peters and the late Nathan
Peters, Sr. of Port St. Joe and Mr.
and Mrs. Wdhills and Reala Nix, Sr.
/of Gordon. Alabama.


New Store in Wewahitchka


Ribbon cutting ceremonies
were held last week for the'
opening of a new business in!
Wewahitchka. Sisters Brandy'
Martin and Sabrina Gaskin
decided to go into partnership
together in a clothing store, and
appropriately named the new
store, "Two Sisters Clothing


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Dedicated by Granny Hunter
In a lonely cemetery where the gentle
breezes blow there is,a dear and
precious one we loved and treasured
so.-We think of him in silence and
often say his name. But all that's left to
answer us is a picture in a frame. It
broke our hearts to lose him but he
didn't go alone. For a part of us went
with him when God called him home.
God gave us strength and courage to
bear the parting blow, but what it
meant to give him up no one
Swill .ever know..
We all love you and inks you so much,
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and Friends
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It Rained


On Santa's

Wewa Parade

Crowd Was On Hand
Enthusiastically
To Greet Him

Crowds in Wewahitchka
joined enthusiastically in en-
joying the singing, petting zoo,
horse rides, food booths and
many other activities Satur-
day, despite the rain which
steady -.izzled as the big pa-
rade began at dark.
Determined to, have a good
[if wet] time anyhow, the
crowds lined the; main thor-
oughfare for the event and the
lighting of the Christmas tree
by Mayor Ray Dickens,
Several floats braved the
steady drizzle to put on a good
show in order to properly wel-
come Santa in his visit..
The entry of the .United
Pentecostal Church took first
place in the non-profit desig-
nation. The Flower Boutique
took top honors in .the com-
mercial division. '


Rabies!



Sheriff, Health Dept. Warn to Be


Wary of Domestic and Wild Animals


Fisher's Miniature Choo-Choo


Gulf countians need to be
cautious as they come in contact
with domestic and wild animals.
That's the message from the Gulf
County Sheriffs Office and Gulf
County Public Health Depart-
ment.
It's the time of year when
rabies reaches a peak cycle of
incidence rate among both
domestic and wild animals,
resulting in an increased risk of
exposure to humans.
This risk was underscored
early this month when a White
City resident was bitten by a rac-
coon which tested positive for the
deadly rabies virus.
Gulf County Health Director
,Doug Kent said the individual
called the health department to
,check and see what, if any, med-
ical attention he should give the
wound. Senior Health Depart-
ment Clerk Tammy Wood alerted
him of the dangers and
Environmental Secretary Gwen
Watson convinced him of the need
to have the animal checked for
rabies.
The resident is currently
undergoing the five shot 28-day
vaccination process to prevent
infection by the rabies virus.
Kent said that such incidents
can be prevented by simply stay-
ing away from domestic animals
acting beyond their .natural
habits, and staying away from
wild animals.
Another important safety pre-
caution is to have all pets vacci-
nated by a qualified veterinarian
and keep them up-to-date on
rabies inoculations.
Last fall, another incident at
Wewahitchka High School result-
ed in approximately 30 people
having to go through the vaccina-
tions process at a cost of nearly
$25,000 to the .health depart-
ment.
All of this, because of one
small raccoon taken innocently to
the school.
Rabies is almost avlays latal
to humans. Kent said the %mirus
attacks the central nervous sys-
tem, muscles contract, and the
victim can't swallow.
"Once the symptoms begin
occurring, it's too late for inocula-
tion," he said;
Kent went through the inocu-


lation shots himself several years
ago after coming in contact with
the head of a dog that had tested
positive for rabies. "I decided it
was better to be safe than sorry."
State law requires pet owners
to have their pet inoculated
against rabies. The health depart-
ment is currently planning a
county-wide vaccination program
for domestic animals. Details will
be released in the near future.
Kent warns that anyone bit-
ten by a suspicious animal should
wash the) wound with soap and


water and to go to their doctor for
treatment.
If the animal in question is a
domestic pet, it can be quaran-
tined for 10 days to determine if,
it's infected with the virus. Wild
animals must be euthanized in
order to be tested. But, Kent said,
the head must not be damaged
since it has to be used in the test-
ing process.
He explained, "The virus
accelerates in the host .animal's
head through the early stages of
the disease.


Second Judicial Circuit Judge
Charles D. McClure's ruling issu-
ing a temporary nmjunctioni on
specific portions of the Net Ban
Constitutional Amendment has
raised several questions on the
issue.
The biggest of those is how it
will affect coastal counties outside
the Second Judicial District,
which includes the coastal coun-
ties of Jefferson, Wakulla and
Franklin.
In a recent news release from
the Florida NManne Patrol. the
enforcement agency made their
stance on McClure's injunction
clear-"The recent injunction in
regard to net limitation. laws
affects only the Second Judicial
Circuit. There is no law or
enforcement regarding the "Net
Ban" within Bay or Gulf coun-
ties."
McClure's ruling has its
biggest impact on mullet fisher-
men using seine nets which do
not exceed 500 square foot limita-
tions spelled out in the Net Ban
Amendment.
As reported in last week's edi-
tion of The Star, local attorney Pat


Floyd, who has been active in sev-
eral legal cases involving the net
ban, said he 'thought Judge
McClure's ruling would have per-
suasive authority in cases that
might come up outside the affect-
ed judicial circuit.
In a telephone conversation
with Gulf County Judge Robert
M. Moore Tuesday, he. stated,
"When possible, I will endeavor to
be consistent with rulings by
neighboring circuit and county
judges, as long as cases are simi-
lar in situations and are based on
sound rulings."
During the interview, Moore
acknowledged. "It's difficult to
operate in an environment when
neighbonng counties have differ-
ent standards to Iollow."
Local mullet fisherman Mark
Moore said to his knowledge, area
fishermen were not planning to
file for a similar injunction in
Gull's Judicial Circuit, mostly
because of a lack of funds to hire
an attorney.
"We were hoping the governor
would step in and clarify the
issue," Moore said.


St. Joe BayRecycling Is The
Writers Group..Bay Right Thing To Do


Greeting Santa On His Arrival


Talking to Santa It's Raining, But They're Happy


Over the years, there have
been a lot of words spoken about
the need to recycle. Do you hear
the words or are you like the
majority that nod your head and
don't want to take the time?
Recycling is the right thing to do.,
It has numerous benefits to the
environment and to future gener-
ations.
We use natural resources to
produce a product, whether it is
electricity or a widget. These nat-
ural resources include fossil
fuels, such as gasoline, coal or
natural gas and, precious metals.
Only a few of our natural
resources are renewable, that
means they can be replaced with
new ones. We cannot make more
aluminum, iron, petroleum or
coal.
The energy required to con-
vert the virgin resources into
products is much greater than the
energy required to reuse used
products. It requires much less
energy to remelt aluminum cans
into molten aluminum than to
melt pure aluminum. At some
time in the future, we could run
out of energy resources such as
coal and petroleum. As these
resources become rarer, the costs
will rise and the costs of products
made from them will rise too.
Recycling will also help the
available resources last by
reusing the resources that are
already in products. It will help
the available resources last into
future generations.
One renewable resource is
our trees. Trees can be regrown,
but it takes many years to replace
one tree..Trees are used to make


1..


by Jim Newton


paper, furniture, houses. The
chemicals in the sap are used to
make glues, inks, gum and other
valuable products. The recycling
of paper and paper products can
save trees.
Trees offer significant envi-
ronmental benefits. They absorb
carbon dioxide and give off oxy-
gen. They help to control green-
house gases. By recycling paper,
we reduce the need to cut more
trees. Besides recycling paper, we
can recycle our old Christmas
trees. Recycled Christmas trees
can be chipped into sawdust or
they can used as artificial reefs in
local waters.
However, before placing any
trees in local waters, the county
solid waste department should be
contacted to make sure it is
acceptable to place the trees. Of


course, a live tree is the best
Christmas tree to use, since it can
be planted after the season ends.
One way "to recycle during
this holiday season is to recycle
your, old Christmas cards. The
Environmental Stewardship
Council at Arizona Chemical will
be collecting your old cards and
sending them to the St. Jude's
Ranch for Children. The children
turn the cards into next year's
Christmas ornaments and "Born
Again" Christmas, cards and sell
them to raise- money to support
their activities.
Collection boxes will be locat-
ed in the guard shack at the
Arizona Chemical plant, at City
Hall, in the offices of The Star, at
the Gulf County Library in the
lobbies of Citizens Federal
Savings & Loan's Port St. Joe and
Mexico Beach branches,
Wewahitchka State Bank's Port
St. Joe and Wewahitchka branch-
es and in the lobby of Duren's
Piggly Wiggly.
Recycling is the right thing to
do. Just ask your children and
think of them when you do it.
They are our future.


1. .1


s0/ EXPERIENCE
As we travel down this road called life-
We encounter many experiences with which we must deal.
Sometimes an experience can cause us so much strife-
But in God we trust and only He can heal.
Sometimes we find a place in time-
We think we would like to stay,
But as God's word reminds us ever so kind-
:N Life is a vapour and we are only here from day to day.


In memory of a loving husband, father, grand-
father, friend to many and pastor to a wonder-
ful congregation at Highland View Baptist
Church. Rev. Jimmy Ray Clark made an unfor-
gettable mark in time as he transcended from
this place December 14, 1996.
Poem Written by Barbara Clark
IF
L7


Injunction Raises


Several Questions'

Regarding Net Ban

Biggest Question Is What Effect
Will It Have On Bay and Gulf


Singing Group from New Hope Entertains


Fifth and Sixth Grade Choir Performs


Dressed for the Occasion








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


Veterans Wave the



Parade



Cold, But



Popular

Old Santa's Arrival
By Helicopter Is
"Weathered" Out
It was a cold and overcast
evening, but the crowds lined
the sidewalk on Reid Avenue
to witness a parade which
welcomed Santa Claus to Port
St. Joe Saturday afternoon.
It was a dreary day all day
long which was made brighter
by the crowd which braved
the inclement weather to take
part in the festive day which
had something happening all
day long.
SANTA ARRIVES
" Old Santa' Claus as sup-
posed tb arrive atl 1:00 via
helicopter. but overcast skies
had his flying machine
grounded and, at the last min-,
ute, his means of conveyance
was changed to the fire truck
which still trucked him in
right on time.
A large crowd of kids. of
all ages, was on hand -to greet
the jolly old gentleman as he
came into town escorted in a
rnini-paradej up Reid Avenue
to his headquarters which had,
been set up for him to greet
his, supporters in the old
Hobbs Building, where pic-
tures could be taken and kids
could talk to him.
Santa spent most. of the
day here in Port St. Joe, visit-
ing with all the children who
braved the 'drizzling rain and
the cold to come out and see
him.
A BUSY DAY
A busy day had been
planned for the event of his
visit and most of it went on as
planned. A few things had to
be cancelled by the rain and


? Flag


Getting in the Spirit


Junior Service League Promotes Reading


"Away in a Manger .


Looking for Santa Claus


cold, but enough was happen-
ing to keep the people busy
f6r th entieday,,
, 'The Kiwanis .Club kept
,them all fed by serving 950
halves of barbecued chicken
:during the day. A few other
food booths did a brisk busi-
ness; especially the ones dis-
pensing hot coffee!
FLOAT WINNERS
The parade was a fitting
affair' to welcome Santa, who
brought up the rear, ahead of
the .horses, in his big red
sleigh. Prizes were given the,
non-commercial entries and
the commercial entries were
judged, along with the "Santa
Paws" winner.
Bay St. Joseph Care Cen-
ter took first place in the float
judging; Gulf Forestry Work
Camp came in second and
Gulf County Association for
Retarded Citizens was third.
Florida Coast Paper Com-
pany, with its usual hand-
some entry, took the honors
in the commercial division.
in the new entry this year,
that of "Santa Paws", dogs
dressed up in the Christmas
motif, "Socks", the entry of Pat
Taylor, took the prize.


"McGruff' the Crime Dog Shares the Holiday


Jolly Old Saint Nick, Himself, Waves to Crowd


People Brave the
Cold to Line Sidewalk


Gulf Forestry Camp's Entry


Little "Santa Paws"










PAGE SA THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 18, 1997


Try our special seafood pizza-
shrimp, scallops, onions, peppers, & mushrooms with a crab- .)
based marinara sauce covered by a whole lot of cheese 1 )


Must be of equal or lesser value on 10", 12" or 16" size


NEW

CELE

.,* g',., Enjoy it
dinner, cham
entertainment
Uand a limo t
Dining m


f the Gulf"s

YEAR'S EVE

"BRATION!

all at the Top....
ipagne, party favors,
nt & dancing, breakfast
o Top it of /
tenu: choice of


prime rib or the mate's seafo<
platter, served with all the
trimmings from 6-9 p.m.
Entertainment by
Tom Collins for your dancing;
pleasure from 9-1 a.m.

tPlus a Breakfast Buffet
served from Midnight-1 a.m.

* 9 $24 95 plus tax & gratuity
Buy your pre-paid tickets now, limited seatir
available so call 648-5275 for reservation

SThe Captain Lounge will be open se
S ing, no ticket required. Entertainme
S will be Karaoke with Mike White.

SLimo, Service will runfi
*m the To of the Gulf to t


odf


ns!

at-
?nt


rom J
the I


JLookout Lounge for youvj
safe travelling
I pleasure!


F White Chocolate
F Cranberry Bars
1/2 cup granulated -ugar B
1/2 cup firmlnl, packed -!- ,t
light brown sugar ; ""
1/2 cup i I stick butler or
margarine, softened ,'".:
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons anilla
2 1/4 cups Pioneer Biscuit &
Baking Ni\ ,,
1 package (6 oz.) sweetened dried
cranberries (1 1/3 cups)
1 cup slikered almonds. todsted
1 1/2 cups r anilla milk chips
(diided')
1 tablespoon shortening
. In large mLxer bo% I. beat granulated
sugar. brown sugar, butter, eggs. and
vanilla on high speed until light and
fluffy, about 3 minutes. With mixer
at low speed, add baking mix, beating'I P
to combine Mix in cranberriesic'"
almonds, and 1 cup of the vanilla-',
milk clips Pour into a greased 13 x9
x 2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 for,
25 minutes or, until bars are golden '
brown and center is set In resealable
plastic bag, place remaining 1/2 cup ,;4
vanilla milk chips and the shortening.
Microwave on High for 1 minute or
until melted. Seal bag: Knead bag ,
with hands until mixture is smooth. -...
Cut off tip of one comer of plastic
bag; drizzle melted chips over warm
bars. Cool completely. Cut into bars.
Makes 36 bars.


COOKBOOKS


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.

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.


Need Your Recipes
One of the Spring projects at
Bay St. Joseph Care Center is to
produce a cookbook with recipes
from residents, family and staff
members. They ask that you bring
your favorite recipes to Susan
McHugh in the Admissions Office
or to Julie Donnick, Social
Senrices Director. Susan will be
contacting regional artists to do
the cover and add beautiful art-
work to the book.
Hopefully., it will be completed
and available for sale by March
1st. So. get your recipes in soon!
Proceeds from the cookbook sales
will go to the center's activities
program.


p 7iIz2tEd l, C3hef v' o,: ll ct

SOUP
Sweet potato soup with tender crayfish tails
SALAD
Orange, spiced walnuts and dried cranberry salad
ENTREES
Pan fried jumbo stuffed shrimp and eggs with shoestring pota-
toes, toasted English muffin & fresh fruit garnish $12.95
Normandy apple omelet served with grilled grits, toasted eng-
lish muffin & fresh fruit garnish $7.95
Roasted cornish game hens with cranberry orange dressing,
mashed potatoes and ginger carrots $1 1.95
Fresh'thyme crusted pork loin with an apple raisin cornbread
C stuffing, served w/ grilled potato, & brussel sprouts $12.95
Sauteed soft shell crab stuffed w/wild mushrooms, placed on a
bed of wild rice, topped with lemon caper sauce $12.95
Lemongrass crusted pan fried medallions of fresh coastal
grouper, served with parmesan basil potatoes with caramelized
onions $12.95
I't Entree prices include soup, salad & dessert.
, Brunch available 9 till 5
Enjoy caroling by the Trinity Episcopal Choir on the
Rainbow Deck. Santa arriving on the Governor
Stone at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21



So'ate/ at 47ie r ,t6 ,i/ r
c /1at-/. JM-eet 4 te/dcola 6o-?-c1/9 -j


C Santa Claus is com ing to....I





*812 Highway 98 *Mexico Beach *648-8207
COme One, Come All and have your picture
taken with him for a $1.00 charge!

"Santa's coming Saturday, Duurember 20th,

12:00 to 4:00 p.m. CST
'There will be a toy collection for the needy, so bring an
unwrapped toy to give to someone less fortunate. -'

2t ^. [s


GR
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A I
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Yummm!


Pumpkin Nut
Bread
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 teas. baking powder'
1 teas. salt
1/2 teas. cinnamon
1/2 teas. ground cloves
1/2 teas. ground nutmeg
1/2 teas. baking soda
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup canned pumpkin
2/3 cup milk
2 eggs
1 cup chopped nuts
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease bottom of loaf pan, 9x5x3
Inches. Beat all Ingredients except
nuts In large bowl on low speed
for 15 seconds. Beat on medium
speed for 30 seconds, scraping
bowl constantly. Stir in nuts.
Pour into pan. Bake 1 hour 15
minutes or until toothpick comes
out clean. Immediately remove
from pan and completely cool on
wire rack. For best results refrig-
erate at least 8 hours before slic-
Ing.


wit
# 1
Kn
car


Talking Turkey

Carving Is As Easy As1, 2, 3!
You can carve like a .pro easier to slice..
h three simpletlps. ,
- Use a Good, Sharp .-
Ife: A sharp,. non-serrated
tving. knife cuts, -thinner, ,


- more even slices. .Serrated.
knives are like saws; they tend
to tear meaL.- '
A .razor-sharp, knife cuts
smoothly and won't shred ten-
der meat. You don't have to be
an expert to put a profession- t
al edge on your knife. Some of
the newer easy-to-use knife


sharpeners have built-in
guides to give you razor-sharp
edges. They may also use ,100
percent diamond abrasives to
quickly and safely -sharpen
top quality knives.
#2 Make A Long, Deep
Base Cut -
Before carving, cool the
roasted turkey for 15 minutes
to make the meat firmer and


Remove and set aside the
turkey legs and the last joint
of each wing. Make a long,
deep (to the bone) horizontal
"base cut" into the breast just
above the wing.
#3 Slice Down To The
Base Cut: Slice down verti-
cally through the breast to the
'base cut" to release perfect


even slices. It's that easy


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


WOOL.


. CONTINUED


The Party Cheese Wreath is a perfect
example of a simple', yet festive recipe
that's great for casual holiday enter-
taining. This decorative appetizer is
sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Paity Cheese Wreath
Preparation time: 15 minutes plus
refrigerating
2 pkg. (8 oz. each)
PHILADELPHIA BRAND
Cream Cheese,' softened
1 pkg. (8 oz) KRAFT Natural
Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
1 Tbsp. each chopped red bell
pepper and finely chopped onion
2 tsp. Worchestershire sauce
1 tsp. lemon juice
Dash ground red pepper
BEAT cream cheese and cheddar
cheese with electric mixer on medium
speed until well blended.
ADD remaining ingredients; mix
well. Refrigerate several hours.
PLACE drinking glass, about 3
inches in diameter, in center of serv-
ing platter. Drop rounded tablespoon-
fuls of mixture around glass, just
touching outer edge of glass to form
ring; smooth with spatula. Remove
glass. Garnish with chopped parsley
and red bell pepper. Serve with
assorted crackers. Makes 2 cups.

Holiday Tips .
Make-Ahead Meal Ideas.. .Prepar-
ing some of the foods ahead of time
-such as casseroles that can be re-
heated or cold salads-eases a lot of
pressure the day of the meal.
Keep it simple.. .Just because a dish
is complex, doesn't necessarily make
it better; recipes that are-easy to make,
such as the Party Cheese Wreath des-
cribed below, are both tasty and
convenient. '
Gift-Wrapping Breads ,
Wrap breads tightly in plastic wrap,
then use a linen tea towel as gift wrap.
Tie h ith ribbon or raffia and tuck in a
fe\% cinnamon sticks or a sprig of
bittersweet. A well worn or brand new
bread-board with an antique or shiny ,
new bread knife adds the perfect touch
If you're shipping your bread gift. a
shoe box covered with sea-sonal paper
is a good container, and real popcorn
an unusual packing material. Wrap the
loaf lightih in foil or plastic To
prevent the loaf from shifting, create
an inch-thick bed of popcorn on the
bottom, place the loaf in the center,
-hen fill the sides aJd top until it it ,
completely covered nith packed
popped corn


MreaKaway Hestaurant
On the beautiful Apalachcola River, Waddell Rd."

NIGHTLY SPECIALS
Wednesday Special Ribeye Steak...............$8.95
or Surf & Turf $12.95
Thursday Shrimp or
Flounder Special ........................... $8.95
(30 shrimp)
Good Food & Drinks
\ at Good Prices
Open 5:00 10:00 Wednesday Saturday
S Closed Sunday thiru Tuesday
______ 0 653-9988 A-*/.


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


IVist UIO US Ko wIUW t IIIUI ,.-mlIIIIUs I UUUUI Jeu--oUI Ul IeUs It UseUt 1u Ue
about Jesus. In these times, it can be hard to find Jesus in what we have
made of Christmas. If you want to have a Christmas that can change your
life, here are some things the,Bible says about Jesus and about you:
Did You Know?
*That you are separated from God by your sin and that you are unable to
save yourself from the punishment you deserve?
*That Jesus Is God's Son and that God sent Him to take your punishment
for sin, so you could be right with God?
*That no matter how good you are, the only way you can be saved is
through Jesus?
*That after Jesus suffered and died for your sins, He rose from the grave
and is now in heaven?
*That He Is coming again--not as a little baby but as a conquering king?
*That you have to decide what to do about Jesus? Jesus said: "Whoever
believes In the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not
see life, for God's wrath remains on him." John 3:36
ee :- 2 a : a.:t, ,


Employees of Gulf Correctional Institute and Gulf Forestry Camp are shown in the
two adjacent photos as they made one of their many stops last Tuesday while distri-
buting toys to preschool through third grade age Gulf
Count children The rou made and deliver d i


Donates


Toys for


Tots i, i \ e ,, '.

Personnel from Gulf Correc-
tional Institute and Gulf Forestry
Camp spent Tuesday and
Wednesday of this week distribut-
ing approximately 850 handmade
toys to children throughout Gulf
County.
For the last five years,
inmates and staff members have
taken on the role of "Santa's
Helpers" constructing wooden
toys at the G.C.I. woodworking
shop '
According to Assistant
Superintendent' of G.C.I., Al
Solomon, (chairman of the Toys
for Tots Program), toys were
handed out to kindergarten
through third grade; childrep -t
Port St. Joe Elementary School.
Highland View Elementary
School, Wewahitchka Elementary
School, Head` Start and K.I.D.S.
programs in Gulf County.
Every child in the various
school systems, pre-K through
third grade, received a toy manu-


, m.atly 8 ty. g p gohvre "oapprsox,
mately 850 toys to the "tots"


factured by "Santa's Helpers".
Cleve Barfield supervised the
actual toy construction process.
Money to build the toys is.
raised through an annual give-
away of a playhouse, constructed
by the Gulf Forestry Camp'
Division of G.C.I. This year


SI ,257 was raised for the T"'6oy for
Tots program through the project.
Those funds will be used to build
toys for next year's Christmas
program.
Donna Pippin. of Wewahitch-
ka, won the playhouse given away
this year.


Gulf Coast Community College


Registers for Spring Semester


The Spring 1998 semester at :,
Gulf Coast Community College
will begin Thursday. January 8th.
Registration for courses in Port
St. Joe and Wewahitchka will be
held on Tuesday. January 6th at
6 p.m. Registration locations will
be at the, Gulf County School
Board in Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka High School.,
Courses to be offered in Por-t


St. Joe include: Developmental
Psychology. English Composition
II, Principles of Financial
Accounting 1, Western Civiliza-
tion II, Algebra and General,
Psychology. Understanding Visual
Art and Western Civilization I will
be offered at Wewahitchka.
SGCCC will offer a number of
courses through independent'
study. Video tapes, and audio cas-


settes for these courses are avail-
able at the Gulf County Library,
Port St. Joe Instructional Services
Office and Wewahitchka High
School Library.
Contact Temple Watson at
Port St. Joe High School, 227-
1259 (after 5 p.m.), or George Cox
at Wewahitchka High School,
639-2496 (after 5 p.m.) or GCCC,
872-3847 for details.


EW YEAR'S EVE PAR


Fish House Restaurant

T wn RESERVE TODAY! .
Twin Lobster Tails- 2, 6 oz. tails..............$29.95
Filet Mignon........................................... $26.95
Surf & Turf............................................... $28.95
ll1 dinners include: Choice of marinated mushrooms or crab claws, in addition to /
salad, baked potato, tea, coffee, and dessert. Tax and gratuity included.
A cash bar will also be available.
*Dinner served from 7-10 p.m.
*Entertainment from 8-1 a.m. with "Barb & the Boys"
Party favors and champagne toast at midnight.
All reservations must be pre-ordered & pre-paid.
Front room open until 9 p.m. with regular menu.

DON'T MISS OUT ON CELEBRATING,

CALL TODAY! *648-8950

*3006 Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach
/ \


t^. $r.-"pti.d -'.


"Paying the Piper"
Pictured above are Bill Lyles, president of the Board of Directors of Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association, and Jerry Stokoe, Executive Director, presenting a check for $5,000 to Greg
Johnson, president of Citizens Federal Savings Bank.
This check is the first payment on the mortgage for the new Senior Citizens and Community
Center, financed by Citizens Federal. Anyone wishing to help the senior citizens pay for this build-
ing can become an honorary member. The facility is available for rent to organizations and private
groups.


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PAGE 10A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 18, 1997


Fire Destoys Home On Friday: Brenda Bailey, of 234 Avenue E, lost her home at 8:12 a.mi Friday .
morning due to a space heater fire. Highland View and Port St. Joe Fire Department's responded, but unfor-
tunately the home was .a total loss.


Energy Assistance
Program Will Soon.
Be Implemented
The Capital Area Community
Action Agency, Inc. is announcing
the start-up of the Low Income
Home Energy Assistance Pro-
gram. This program will assist
households In paying for home
energy/utility/fuel bills.
If you think you are eligible
or just want more information on
the program and you live in Gulf
County, ;please call or visit one of
the following locations and ask
for Jim Bellesbach:
*Wewahitchka Senior Citizen
Center on Monday, andi Tuesday,
ONLY. (Applications .taken on
Monday only from 8:30 a.m.
through 2:00 p.m.) 639-9910
*Washington Improvement
center oh Wednesday and Thurs-
day ONLY. (Applications taken on
Wednesday only from 8:30 a.m.
through 2:00 p.m.) 229-6847

*Port St. :Joe& Senior: Citizen
Center on Fridays ONLY., (Appli-
cations taken on. Friday, only from
8:30 a.m. through 2:00 p.m.)
,229-8466 ..... .. ... ..


Stress Management Seminars Offered Free


. The Christian Community
Development Fund is sponsoring
(at no cost to the public) a
series of seminars on stress man-
agement in the Gulf County area.
The seminars will be conducted
by Ed Dennis, Clinical Services


1, Juliatnna Carter, 'wold like to
give my personal thank you to the
following people.
To the sea rch & rescue people for let-
ting us u'e their building fir tre
time tthar we did, tlhe Carol Beany
fjinily tr the rraduer, the f'i i ily -t
Eric Teart oApalachicula, the Snith
,family, Mrs. Elie Blounr, Mr.,. Fred
Surton, Mrs. Bill Alsranener, the
Redmion family, Carol ean
Burrows, Shelby Scott, Electa Frary,
Kathy Builer, Ianrnism Verna, Pettitf
Retf'r. 77ii is a very personal thank
you to [he fullowi)ii people: Betty
-Hiukeby, Trezia Huddleston & also
Catherine Minger.
A l'o i evrylbody thar I overlooked.
Thank you.


Supervisor, and Ned Ailes,
Executive Director, of the Gulf
County Guidance Clinic.
These seminars are conduct-
ed on-site at various locations
throughout the community and


are tailored to the needs of the
attending population. Presenta-
tions can be one to six hours,
depending upon the needs of the
attendees, and scheduled froni
one to six sessions.


If you are interested in stress
management for your organiza-
tion, or if you wish to attend a
'scheduled seminar for yourself,
,you may contact the Gulf County
,Guidance Clinic at 227-1145.


Girl Scouting Is For ALL Girls


What do Nancy Lopez, pro
,golfer: Katie Couric. TV news
anchor; Jdackie Joyner' Kersee,
Olympic Gold Medalist: and
Tamara Jernigan, NASA astro-
naut, have in common? They were
all Girl Scouts! And you can be a
Girl Scout too!
The Girl Scouti Council of the
Apalachee Bend is now holding its
fall recruitment drive. We encour-
age ALL girls who want to join in
the exciting world of Girl Scouting
to call 850-386-2131 or 800-876-
9704 today.
Being a part of Girl Scouting
is a wonderful experience. Girl
Scouting is a cherished American
tradition, one that is synonymous


with instilling in girls solid value
leadership skills, and a wide ,
genuine appreciation for rac
ethnic, religious, and cultu
diversity. According to Jes:
Norman, opera singer, "I
thrilled to be a lifetime Girl Sco
Those childhood experiences h.
given me the basis of my idi
and concerns for a lifetime."
Outstanding program act
ties are designed to give girl
taste of leadership, an apprec
tion of diverse cultures, and
opportunity to put to use the v
ues they pledge to uphold wh
they make the Girl Scout promi
'Girl Scouting was a learn
experience for.Ms. Jernigan, "C
thing Giri Scoutingdid for me
encourage my natural curiosi
They foster that curiosity, tL
give you the opportunity to lea
about new things and all ti
goes into reinforcing the natu
instinct to learn about the wo:
around them."
Older girls enjoy wider opp
tunities, which can take thi
across the nation or around 1
world. They learn leaders
skills as they work toward th
silver and gold awards, the hig
est awards a girl can earn ,in C
Scouting.
Girl Scout program activity
help shape even younger mir
as well. Brownie Girl Scouts c
complete "Try-its" that tea
them about the environme
good citizenship, manners, a
friends around the world. A
even the tiniest Daisy Girl Scou
through games and friendly d
cussions, can learn teamwc
and 'decision-making early in 11
Volunteers are key to the s
cess of Girl Scouting. A dedicate
corps of women and men are I
people who make Girl Scout


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ies, "click" in communities large and
nd, 'small. Volunteers are still needed
ial,i in your community, so call 850-
ral 386-2181 or 800-876-9794.
sye. As we approach the 21st cen-
am tury, this Is an exciting time in
)ut!, Girl Scouting. And we'll be there,
ave .on the other side of the year 2000,
eas ready to usher in the next genera-
tion of Atmerica's leaders.
ivi-
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an oiso nsJ-!
al-
ien ,Holiday Hazards
se. Decorations
ing *Bubble lights containing
)ne -nethylene chloride ~can be poi-
vas, sonous (even if labeled non-toxic)
ty.. 'if broken and consumed.
ey *Snow sprays may be harm-
lrn' ful is the aerosol propellants are
hat used Improperly.
ral *Christmas tree needles can
rld cause painful cuts rin the mouth
and throat when swallowed.
or Angel hair (made from finely
em :spun glass) and ornament hang-;
the ers may cause cuts or irritation.
i *Tree orraments, icicles, arid
h 'tinsel may block the airway ,or
1ghr. cause choking. i a

ies' .Mistletoe. poinsettia. Christ-
ids mas berry, Christmas rose, holly,
*is bayberry and Jerusalem cherry
ich are all commonly used for decora-
nt. tons during the holidays. Like
id many plants, all of these are con-
nd sidered potentially poisonous and
tnd should be kept out of reach of
lts,, children. Symptoms for plant pot-
is-, soning range from rashes to nau-
)rk: sea, vomiting and diarrhea.
if Alcohol
Cte *Take care to remove ALL
the empty and partially empty cups
Ing as soon as possible.
SStore alcohol in a locked
cabinet out of reach and sight of
I- children.
S *Children imitate adults, and
may drink the beverages they see
adults drinking. Because children
become drunk much more quick-
1 ly than adults, even very small
amounts of alcohol are danger-
ous. Symptoms resemble drunk-
enness and may include difficulty
breathing and extreme. drowsi-
'ness. .: .
Winter Hazards
S'Cough and Cold Medicines
S*Children's medicines are of-
ten pleasant tasting so they may
drink or eat large amounts.
@May contain antihistaminese,
decongestants, or cough suppres-
sants, which can cause drowsi-
ness or extreme agitation (excite-
ment) in children.
*Many contain aspirin, ace-
taminophen, or alcohol.
*Alcohol may cause drunken-
ness, low blood sugar or seizures
in children..
Aspirin and
Non-Aspirin Pain Relievers
f *Come in many strengths (in-
fant, child and adult) and forms
(chewable tablets, pills, liquids).
oFollow directions for dosage
lon the label. Do not give more
medicine without contacting your
doctor.
Vitamins
*Multi-colored, flavored chew-
'able vitamins in various animal
; shapes are popular with children.
S .Iron is present in .many chil-
dren's and adult vitamins and
can be dangerous if taken in ex-
- cess.


Core Receives 50 0
Year Americani
Legion Certificate
Legionnaire George Y. Core
was recently presented a certifi-
cate signed by the AmIeican
Legion National Commander
Joseph Frank. The certificate was
to recognize Legionnaire Core's 50
continuous years of membership
in'the American Legion. Coe is a
member of the Willis V. Rowan
Post No. 116 in Port St.'Jod.
-. .The certificate was presented
by local Post Commnander Bo
Williams. Williams said, "A review
of the post records indicate Core
is the first member of the local
post to receive this certificate."
Best wishes are extended:'. to
Legionnaire Core in his venture
for the next 50!
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Gators Host Mosley Friday


WEWA-58, BLOUNTSTOWN 51
Friday, December 12
The Wewahitchka Gators
improved to 3-T3 with a 58-51 win
over Blountstown in overtime this
past Friday night.
The Gators trailed 24-21 at
half-time, but outscored the
Tigers 29-26 in the second half to
tie the game at the end of regula-
tion. Wewa then edged Blounts-
town 8-1 in the extended period
for the victory.
Cecil Jackson led the Gators
with a game-high 27 points. Luke
Taunton added 15 points for,
WEWA (58) Jackson 27,
Addison 2, Vann 1, Jones 4,
Morris 5, J. Taunton 4, L.
Taunton 15.
B'TOWN (51) Bess 12,
Temples 13, Mosley 10, Baker 16.
WEWA 10 11 12,17 8 --58
B'TOWN 18 6 8 18 i1 -51'

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Wewahitchka.


WEWA 39, BAY HIGH 57
Saturday, December 13
The Wewahitchka Gators
could not overcome a 10 point
deficit (28-18) at half-time, suffer-
ing a loss to Bay High. Saturday
night, the Gators were outscored
29-21 in the second half of play.
Cecil Jackson led Wewa-
hitchka with 24 points. Luke
Taunton added 11 points for the
Gators (3-4).
WEWA (39) Jackson 24, L,
Taunton 11, Jones 3, Bank 2,'
BAY HIGH (57) Wade 18,
.Bryant 13, Gainer 10, Burden 4,
Simmons 4, Croom 3. Pittman 3,
Jackson 2.
WEWA 10 815 6 39
BAY HIGH 12 16 17 12 -57

Upcoming Games
The Gators basketball team's
next opponent will be Mosley as,
they play host to them Friday,
December 19th at 6:00 CT.


Lady Gators

Play Tonight
WEWA 26, BAY HIGH 64
Monday, December 15
The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators could not overcome a
41-10 deficit at the end of the
third quarter in Monday's game
against Bay High. Holly Atkins led
the Lady Gators with 13 points.
WEWA (26) '- Atkins 13,:
Jackson 12, Harion 1.
BAY HIGH (64) Flowers 2,
Reddice 21, Bateman 9, Watkins
2, Chancellor 6, Morehead 18,
Wells 6.
WEWA 6 4 0 12 -26
BAY HIGH 17 14 16 17 --64
Upcoming Games
The Lady Gators' next sched-
uled tip-off will be at 6:00 CT
tonight (Thursday) at Panama
City's Mosley High.


BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
1000 FIFTH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 PHONE 850/229-6106 BENNY' C. LISTER, CLERK
DATE AND TIME OF MEETINGS? SECOND AND FOURTH TUESDAY AT 600PM E.T
: A MEMORANDUM. "' ,

TO: ALL COMMISSIONERS


FROM: COMMISSIONER KNOX

SUBJECT: DOG POUND


4'/ 4' "


4 ",' -


DATE: DECEMBER 12,1997 ,

Gulf County is now experiencing some of the worst budget matters in our history due to the
Florida Coast lawsuit. All of our energies and priorities'as commissioners should be fueled
toward this major issue. A decision of one commissioner to exploit the dog pound issue is
very disturbing to me and the voters of Gulf County. We do and have taken care of our ani-
mals and doing almost all of this without volunteers and by using county employees and
inmates. A dog pound built at the cost of $75,000 to $100,000 would closely resemble an
air conditioned Taj Mahal Motel. Every animal owner in the surrounding counties would
come to the county lines and drop off all unwanted animals in Gulf county, causing a safety
problem t6 parents and children and a severe health problem to the animals of Gulf County
as well as added work to the Health Department, Sheriff's Department and our only Animal
Control Officer. Yes, let us continue to look at ways and means to improve the animal shel-
ter in Gulf County but lets use (COMMON SENSE) and not exploit the news media for
persoiral gratificatioR.1' -. r- *. ** Q '*, .> -'- .4

A RESPONSE TO A RECENT TOMMY KNOX MEMO:

1. Mr. Knox, please don't presume to speak for Gulf County voters. A petition
of 500 citizen signatures asking for improved, humane conditions for ani-
mals has already done so.
2. The Bay St. Joseph Humane Society w-ill be raising the majority of the funds
you mention. Leon County spent over 5 million dollars for their facility.
$100,000 is a spartan arfmount for a humane, functional facility.

3. Our two sister counties (Bay and Franklin) have humane societies which take
care of their unwanted animals. The idea that their county citizens would
drop off animals at our county line is insulting to them..
4. The safety and health problem Mr. Knox hints at is what is happening now
due to foot dragging on ,this very important issue .
We the members of Bay St. Joseph' Humane Society ask Gulf County citizens
to protest Mr. Knox's absurd actions. Please take' a stand, Gulf County, and let
it be known how you feel!

Sincerely,

The Bay St; Joseph Humane Society
itp 12/18


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Port St. Joe Elementary School Science Fair Winners and-
their Projects: Tommy Curry, Crynstal Gardening: Micah Dodson,
The Amazing Crushing Can; Ashby Davis, UIthich soft drink has the
most C02?, and Jessica Ford, Can an indicator change the color of an
acid solution?.

Fishermen Allowed Use of Seine

'Nets Until Supreme Court Ruling


Representative Jamev West-
brook said In a December 9 press
release that he is pleased with ,a
recent circuit court decision al-
lowing commercial fishermen to
use a controversial seine net until,
the Supreme Court. issues a rul-
ing next year. ,
"I Iapplaud the judge's deci-',
sion to let working class men and
women earn a living," Rep. West-
brook said. "The court's unbiased
opinion will put an end to a
lengthy struggle for :fishermen
trying to feed and clothe their
families."
The injunction, granted 'by
Circuit Judge Charles McClure,
focused oh the definition of a gill
net, which fishermen contended
was legal. Fisherman argued that




Lary R. Whitfield

,,r Longtime resident ol.'Port St:
Joe tarr;' "Ray" Whidfk-td,' boih
April's8, 1950, passed away on the
evening of Monday, December 15.
Mr. Whitfield was a Vietnam vet-
eran. 'He Was employed by St.
Joseph Telephone and Telegraph
Company in Port St. Joe for 30
years. Mr. Whitfield. spent many
years. of enjoyable dedication as
he/ coached the children of the
Port St. Joe DLxde Youth Baseball
League. .
Mr. Whitfield is survived by
his. wife, Kathi; three "sons,
Michael, Adam and' Josh,.all of
Port St. Joe; two sisters, Jo Ann
Shiver and Bonnie Blacka: one
brother. Dennis Whitfield: and
many other relatives and friends.
SHe was predeceased by his
parents, Gladys and Joe
Whitfield.
Mr. Whitfield lay in' state at
Conmforter Funeral Home last
evening (Wednesday) from 6:00 to
8':00 p.m. and also for an hour
preceding the funeral service.
"The funeral senice will be
field at 10:00 a.m.', E.S.T.,
SThursday, December' 18 at
Highland View Baptist Church,
conducted by Rev. Curtis Clark
and Rev Larry Hatfield. Interment
will follow in the family plot inr
Roberts Cemetery.
All services are under the
direction of Comforter 'Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.


the definition of a "gill" net was'
not spelled out in the Constitu-
tion and therefore could not be
enforced. The Wakulla County
jurist agreed. '
Rep. Westbrook said he was
working with the Department of
Environmental Protection and the
govemor's office to ensure that
Monday's ruling would be hon-
ored statewide.

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FOR RENT:
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Ave. with private
parking lot. Will
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upscale office com-
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Duren, 227-1291 or
229-6031,
leave IessdHe.


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4L marina, our tackle and
clothing accessories make#
great gifts!:
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S Guy Harvey
Hook and Tackle
Columbia Sportswear L
Woolrich r
Lefton Lighthouse Collection "
S ewelry, belts and
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w Plus the largest selection of
salt water tackle in the
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Gift Certificates and
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Closed Tuesdays
a 850-648-8900 4


* Need a loan to buy your first home, and having
trouble with the down payment?

* Are you a self employed person who has had
difficulty getting mortgage money for a home or
other needs?

* Have a less than perfect credit record?

If any of the above apply to you, we have Mortgage programs available with no
verification of income, no verification of employment, and no tax returns required.
Cross Collateralization is allowed, up to 90.0% LTV in some plans, and we can
handle mobile homes and other manufactured homes.


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APESANS Call 850-227-1774, 800-648-6531


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OUR CHRISTMAS WISH
FOR YOU


May you and all your loved ones possess and enjoy the best
gift of all ... good health. As ajnember of the health team it is
our privilege to work with your physician to help you live a
healthier life.
Please call on us for anything we can ethically do to make
your Christmas a happier one. For, we gratefully appreciate the
opportunities you give us to serve you.

ATTENTION:
WE PROUDLY ACCEPT A.N. RAILROAD, BOX
USA, AND FLORIDA COAST PAPER COMPANY
PRESCRIPTION CARDS.
STOCKING A COMPLETE LINE OF HOME HEALTH NEEDS.


Buzzett's Drug Store
317 Williams Avenue Port St. Joe
Convenient Drive-Through Window
Revlon Cosmetics--Carlton Cards--Russell Stover Candids
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Sharks In Christmas Tourney


ST. JOE 53, GRACEVILLE 43
Thursday, December 11
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
overcame poor ball handling
Thursday night to improve to 3-1
with a win over Graceville. The
Tiger Sharks led 25-18 at half-,
time and also outscored the
Tigers 28-15 in the second half of
play.


They will play the defending
state 2A champions, FAMU, on
Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
A win in Saturday's game will
result in the Tiger Sharks playing
Monday at 5:00 (vs. the


gearing up to host the Seventh
Annual Gulf County Classic
Basketball Tournament from
December 29th to 31st, including
teams from Panama City
Rutherford, Lake City Columbia,
Panama City Bay, Brooksville


Central, Panama City Mosley,
Havana, and Wakulla.
The tourney in "The Dome"
will feature 12 games, four daily
at 3:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m. i
and 8:00 p.m.


C


W Tyson Pittman led Port St Joe
with 18 points. James Daniels
added 10 points for the Tiger
Sharks.
"We played very sloppily,"
said Coach Vernon Eppinette. "We
had more turnovers. It seems like
every game we're getting a little
worse at passing the ball.
Offensively, we're not getting it
done."
ST. JOE (53) Chambers 8.
Daniels 10, Dixon 4, Larry 7,
McNair 4, Pittman 18, Quinn 2.
G'VILLE (43) Brown 3, Martin,
6, Williams 2, Toole 2, Broxton,'
20, Robinson 10.
ST. JOE 12 13 10 18 53
G'VILLE 12 6 16 9 43


Tyson Pittman (41) lays in two of his 18 points during the Graceville game as James Daniels
(20) and Keion McNair (15) look on.
'a" i ,, : II


Kedrick Larry (22) passes the ball to Mosi
Saturday night's game against Malone.


Quinn (12) during


Lady Sharks Will Host.

Apalachicola Thursday


ST. JOE 36, BLOUNTSTOWN 51
Friday, December 12
For the deal of your life.
see me!








JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
Sales Representative
TOMMY THOMAS
CHEVROLET'
(904) 785-5221
TOLL FREE
1-800-342-7131
2251 W. 23rd St.
PANAMA CITY, FL 32405


The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
dropped a district game this past
Friday to Blountstown in a 51-36 ,
loss. The Lady Sharks trailed
27-13 at half-time and were
outscored 24-23 in the second
half'of play.
Bonnie Belin led the Lady
Sharks (4-7) with 11 points.
ST. JOE (36) Belin 11,
Kilbourn 2, Lenox 5, Towner 8,
Gant 6, Johnson 4.
B'TOWN (51) Hall 12, Bates
21, Carter 8, Dudley 2, David 8.
ST. JOE 6 7 6 17 36
B'TOWN 11 16 11 13 -51
Upcoming Games
,The Lady Sharks continue
Lheir schedule tonight (Thursday)
as they host Apalachicola at 5:30
and welcome Mosley to "The
SDome" on Friday at 6:00.

I See The Star, On Line at
www.homdtowri.com/star


ST. JOE 61, MALONE 63
Saturday, December 13
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
lost a heartbreaker Saturday
night when Malone's Tyron Tiggs
made two free throws .with ,five
seconds left in overtime, to give
the Tiger Sharks their second loss
of the season.
The. Tiger Sharks, then
ranked #1' in 2A, were outscored
37-27 in the first half by Malone,
#1 in Class A. But, Port St.
Joe overcame that 10 point deficit
in the second half to force an,
overtime.
James Daniels led the Tiger
Sharks with 26 points, while'
Tyson Pittman added 18 points.
ST. -JOE (61) Chambers 7,
Daniels, 26, Dixon 2, Larry 3,
NMcNair 5. Pittman 18.
MALONE (63) T. Tiggs 26,
Baker 4. Bellamy 3, C. Tiggs 21,
Lassifer 3, Barnes 6.
ST. JOE 1313 13 15 6 -61i
MALONE 1918 12 6 8 -63'
Upcoming Games I
The Tiger Sharks will precede'
the Christmas holidays with par-:
ticipation in the Jackson Countyl
Tournament hosted by Grand!
Ridge irom December 19th toi
23rd.


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each and everyone for your continued
SO -.support & patronage.
.j ^Alerry Christmas and best wishes for the
coming year. May it be your best ever
z Roy, Margaret & Ruth


Remember-shop at home
Closing at 2 p.m.
0, t9Christmas Eve.
SWe will be closed Dec.
Y 9 29, 30, 31 for invento-
ry. Closed Christmas &
306 Reid Ave. 850-229-8933 New Year's Dayl
HOURS: CLOSED SUNDAY, Mon. Fri., 7 a.m. 5:30 p.m, Sat., 6:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.


In dentistry, it is
that the longer a cor
left untreated, the
will get and the more
the treatment itself.
true whether the cor
a cavity, gum disease
problems.
Most jaw problem
are not the result
specific disease are
be part of the TM
DROME (temporoma


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Club Repair

Golf Merchandise

Golf Lessons

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Port St. Joe
850-229-9249


Mosi Quinn (12) attempts a
shot during the Shoot-Out this.
past week hosted by Port St.
Joe's Tiger Sharks.
Tallahassee Lincoln/Rutherford
winner): a loss will set them up for
a 2:00 tip-off (vs. the Tallahassee
Lincoln/Rutherford loser).
Gulf County Classic
The Tiger Sharks are also


Viea s On DentaflHealtf

FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.


Chron ic Jaw


Problems,

a truism clicking or popping in the
edition is joints themselves. You can
worse it also develop muscle spasms
e difficult which make it difficult, or
This is impossible, to open and
edition is close your mouth normally.
e, or jaw Don't delay treatment. In
chronic cases, irreversible
ns which changes can occur to the lig-
of some aments, disc, or bony sur-
found to faces within the joint. These
AJ SYN- include arthritis, as well as
indibular ernoinn of hbone suirfaces andr


joint syndrome). Symptoms /formation of scar tissue.
develop gradually as the
result of a bad bite, tension, *++0-+a++* +++* **o
or a combination of the two. Prepared as a public service to pro-
m-.kow ueue aenil neaIin 9:-m+ke


At first you might notice
an ache in the jaw or sur-
rounding area, headache,


mote better dental health. From the
office of FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.,
319 Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.
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November 15.- December 20, 1997


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One Quarter Dues in Advance
Non-Residents Required to Pay
One Year Dues in Advance


Members' Non-Dependent Children
28 years and under

Special Quarterly Rate Available
At Age 29 Full Fees Required
Other Restrictions May Apply


All Applicants Required to Submit
Required Fees with Application
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 18, 1997 PAGE 1B


Mexico Beach Has First Tree

Lighting Ceremony at City Park


On Wednesday, December
10th, the City of Mexico Beach
made history by having its first
ever community Christmas tree
lighting ceremony. The ceremony
was held at the city park adjacent
to Toucan's.
.The Mexico Beach Volunteer
Fire Department donated, erected
and decorated the 30-foot cedar
tree, .which was' adorned with
3,000 lights. Santa, (local busi-
nessman Joe Thiel) and' his elves
made a quick stop at:the festivi-
ties-arriving early for. a private
chat with the children and to help
Mayor Garry GaddiS with the final
counritdown..'At ; 1'5. p.m. the
crowd of. 100 people cheered as
the official Mexico Beach tree was
l: it. : : :::.: : '
Mexico ;Beachli business-
woman Barbara Harmon and city
employee Sherri Martin then led
the *cr6wd in song, as all the
favorite Christmas carols were
shared. Santa then invited every-
one. fqro free hot chocolate, cider
and 'cookies. Each child was given
the opportunity to meet with'
..i Santa personally to discuss their.
SChristmas list. '
The first annual Christmas
tree lighting ceremony was-a'great
success. "Thank yous" go. out -to


each and every one, citizens and
businesses alike, who donated
their time or money to this event.
To Councilwoman Peggy Wood,


Susan and city employee Terri
Hendricks-thanks for coordinat-
ing and making this evening pos-
sible.


Peggy Wood and Mayor Garry Gaddis are shown lighting
the Mexico Beach Christmas tree.


Beach's Plans for
4th of July Are
Well Under Way:
Fuindraising for the next Mex-
ico Beach Fourth of July Celebra-
tion has started. Last year's cele-
bration was so' overwhelmingly
successful that the volunteer
committee decided, at their first
planning meeting, to increase
their financial goal and gefierate
funds through a series of events
'throughout the first six months of
1998.
Dana Angerer, committee
S'chairperson. explained that the
new goal has been set at
$20,000.
Fund raising events for.Janu-
ary include a spaghetti dinner at
the Fish House Restaurant on the
'15th and a. iSper. Bowl supper
,party on the 25th at the;Top of
'the Gulf Restaurant.
February promises a pancake
breakfast as well as a Valentine's
dance. March through June will
be filled with fish frys, luaus and
barbecues, all'of which have been
designed to enhance community
awareness of the planned event.
as well as raising funds to reach
the set financial goal.' ,
Private citizens arid bLislness-
es are encouraged to contribute
to this worthwhile citizens' effort
and can make donations to: Mexi-
co Beach Independence Day Corm-
.mittee. P. 0. Box 13088. Mexico
Beach. FL32410.


"Both Public and Private Schools Have Their Problems" aylor Tells Rotary
r v--Biff"#1" "Is'. ta,


Schools and their problems
seem to be the topic of conversa-
tion at this time, and addresses
to Rotary clubs are no exception
when it/ comes to enlisting an.
open forum on education.
Bill Taylor, principal of Faith'
Christian' School here in Port St.
Joe used. this ever-popular sub-
ject for the topic of his talk before
the local Rotary Club last Thurs-
day, telling the club his view on
what's wrong with the education
system of America, both public


and private.
:"Both have a plentiful supply
of 'problems,"; he began. "Both
have: their good points, too," he
hastily added. "About the only dif-
ference in public and private
schools Is that private schools-
local: christian schools-tend to
educate our children for, less
costs because we are not required
to furnish all the 'extras' mandat-
ed by state departments of educa-
tion of public schools."
But the big problem, accord-


ing to the speaker,. is that the
schools have evolved into a social
role rather than one of academic
accomplishments. "Education has
been perceived as where you went
to school rather than what quail-
ty of education did you receive."
Taylor said.
"This is true whether you ma-
triculated from a private Ichris-
tiani school or a public school.
with the christian school educa-
Lion often considered as being in-
ferior," he said. "Public schools in


Port St Joe do a good job; much
better than the public schools did
.where [just recently moved from.
They have a corps of dedicated
teachers, but so does the chris-
tian school." ,'
"It's all a matter of decision of
what kind of situation you want
your child enrolled in," he said.
'Teaching the christian motif is
not offclally discouraged in the
private school, along with its be-
havior discipline, as it Is In the


public school."
Taylor said the school busi-
ness, nationwide, is tending to in-
crease in cost, while the grades
go down. "Education costs have
increased 200% in the past few
years, while the results continue


to deteriorate nation-wide," the
speaker said.
The speaker had no cut and
dried solution for the school prob-
lems, saying they were caused by
a variety of things which needed
changing and special attention.


a.

The Five Poiiit :ind a Wpapi3
Landfill l be -clos'edlonia SThu-r
and Friday, December 25 and 6
but will reopen on Sttr daY.
December 27, 1997. ': -
They will also b ,closed-.
Thursday, January 1, 19b98b'util8
reopen on Friday, January 2, 1998.
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')iE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 18, 1997


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 10, 1997
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular
session with the following members pre-
sent:- 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. Birming-
ham; Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore, Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wibberg, Administra-
tor/Emergency Management Director Larry
S Wells,.. Emergency Management/911
Coordinator Marshall Nelson, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford. South'. GulfCounty .
E.M S Director Shane McGuffin, and
Sheifl's Departmeni Captain Joe Nugent.,
The meeting was 'called ,td order at
6 01 pm.. EST.
Administrator Wells opened the meet-
ing with prayer, and Chairman Yeager led
the Pledge pf Allegiapee to the Flag
CONSENT AGENDA / SUPPLEMEN-
TAL CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion
by Commissioner Traylor. second by
Comrrilssloner 'Knox. and unanimous vote.
the Board approved the Consent Aggpnda,.
and Supplemental COnsent Agenda, as fol--
low s:-' '.', ;. .'. ':'
CONSENT AGENDA- ., .'. '.
11 Minutes ; .." :' .. :'
-October 28. 1997 Highland View.
Water Board Meeting
-October 28. 1997 Regular Meeting
2) Court Order '' .
-Payment to J. Gordon Shulee (Lfiltfield :
#96-302-CF $1,257.40 to be paid
from Conflict: Public Defender, Circuit
Criminal Professional Services/
'*6102i-31.000)- .,:,.'. : ',
3?, Inventory Transfer .
Emergency Management to Dalkelth
Fire Department (h90-179 1984 Step
'Van)
4), S.Il'P Programi .: 7 '
Down'Payment Assistanc' (Mr. &.lVrs.
.;'Keith Tillery $11,615.00)
5), Travel
BCC National Flood Insurance
Program .IA.S.C E ) BCC Natifnal .
Hurricane 'Conference (4/6-10/98 *
Noriulk. VA) ...., .
SI PPLEMENTAL CONS'ENT-
1) Contract
S-S. M. Marley & Associates Hazard '
Mitigation Surveying (Bid #9697-28)
2) Court Order:
-Payment to Tonya Knox. Court-,
Reporter ($475.00) and Stan Norred.'
Court Reporter ($77.00) (Whitfield *
S#96-327-CF,'i96-307-CF to be paid
From Court Reporter. Circuit Criminal'-
'Conflict Cases / #61015 33020)
-Payment to J. Gordon Shuler.(Boddye
#97-99-MM' $687.83 to be paid from
Conflict: Public Defender, County
Criminal Professional Services /
#72031 -31000). .
3) Invoice:
-First: Choice Reporters (October, 199.7
8794.00 to be paid from BCC and
other Court Reporting line items)'
-Holley,, Inc.. Fuel System/Lightning
Damage |1329422-001 82.425 58 to,
be paid from BCC. Other Current
Charges & Obligauons / #21111-
49000.. to be reimbursed when claim is-
paid b\ insurance company
-St. .,Joe Oommunlcautons. Inc *
SLign nnt -&Tn" age (10/24 a& 10/26 ".
350 i"-- to be paid from BCC Other
Current Charges & Obllgations /
Q21111 49000 / to be reimbursed when
claim is paid by insurance companMl
-Precision Communicati-ns. Inc
Lightrung Damage Il10,24 878 95 to
be paid from BCC: Other Current
Charges & Obligations / #21111'
49000,' to be reimbursed when claim is
paid by Insurance company,
4)' SHIIP Program
SDown Payment Assistance (Laura%
i Adams SI 1,615.00) '
RECEIVE / AWARD BID #9798- -
031 FINANCING S.G.C.F.D. BUILDING,
ADDITION-Pursuant to advertisement to
receive sealed bid's 1#9798-031 lor financ-
ing. in an amount not to exceed
S1,7,500.00. for the new building addition -
at South Gulf County Fire Department. the
following bids were received: Citizens
Federal Saivngs Bank. 4 Years @ 7.375'.::
Wewahitchka State Bank, 4 Years @ 7.99'".
Upon mouon by Commissioner Peters.
second by Commissioner Traylor. and
unanimous vote. the Board awarded the bid
to Cluzens Federal Savings Bank.
APPRECIATION TRANSPORTA-
TION SERVICES-Bill Kuyper appeared
before the Board to present care packages
to Commissioner Stanley for the Gulf
County Transportation Service and to pre-
sent plaques to members of South Gulf
County E.M S Gulf County Transportation
Services. Gulf County Senior Citizens. and
Gull County Shenriffs Department In appre-
ciation for their assistance to him when he
was injured. The Board thanked Mr. Kuyper
foir his recogniuon of these departments
and workers.
PROPOSED MOBILE HOME ORDI-
NANCE-Attorney McFarland read the pro-
pdsed mobile home ordinance by title and.
ulon motion by Commissioner Stanley.
second by Commissioner Traylor. and
unanimous vote, the Board agreed to adver-
tise to hold a public hearing to consider'
adoption of the ordinance.
ABANDONMENT REQUESTS-Upon
motion by Commissioner Knox, second by
Commissioner Traylor. and unanimous
sore. the Board agreed for Chief
Adrinmistrator Butler to collect fees from
Maurice A. Ramirez (Gulfview Drive) and
George A. Skinner (Alleyway./ Lots 19 &20
Block 3 /. Yon's Addition to Beacon Hill)
before initiating the abandonment process
on these roadways.
AGREEMENT INMATE WORK
CREW GULF FORESTRY/ GULF COR-
RECTIONAL-Chief Administrator Butler
presented an agreement from Gulf Forestry
Camp which increases the number of work
crew Inmates from 35 to 40 Commissioner.
Traylor reported that Gulf Correctional
Institution also has an inmate work crew
agreement for the Board's approval. Upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Knox, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved execution of the agree-
ment with Gulf Forestry Camp. Upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor second by
Cpnpnissioner Knox, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved execution of the Gulf
Correctional Institution agreement for 5
inmates, contingent on approval by
Attorney McFarland.
INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT CON-
TRACTORS GULF / FRANKLIN COUN-
TY-Upon motion by Commissioner Peters,


second by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board agreed to exe-
cute the-Revocation ofInterlocal Agreement
with Franklin County regarding licensed
contractors. The Board also agreed for Chief
Administrator Butler to send a letter to
Franklin County to request that contractors
rho have competency cards by grandfa-
thered-in and remain grandfathered-in
(Gulf County conftactors Would be allowed
to work in Franklin County without paying
fees).
STUDY STUMPHOLE PROJECT /
MEMBERS-Chief, Administrator Butler


reported that Coastal Technologies will be
performing the Stumphole study, and they
have requested that the Board appoint a
representative and an alternate to serve on
the study committee. Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board appointed Chief
Administrator Butler to serve on this com-
mittee and appointed Chairman Yeager to
serve as the alternate.
LEGAL SERVICES / FILING FEE
SURCHARGE-Chief Administrator Butler
reported that Legal Services of Northwest
Florida has requested office space and has
requested that the Board adopt a filing fee
surcharge to assist them in offering legal
services in Gulf County. Upon discussion,
Commissioner Peters requested that Chief
Administrator Butler check into this matter
to ensure that the fees collected would be
used only in Gulf County.
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING-
WORKSHOP-Chief Administrator Butler
reported that Administrator Wells met with
representatives of Rural Development, and
he requested that the Board hold a work-
shop to discuss completion of the adminis-
tration building. Chairman Yeager sched-
uled a workshop on November 25, 1997 at
5:00 p.m., E.S.T.
HUNTING ON RIGHT-OF-WAYS /
COUNTY ROADS-Chief Administrator
Butler reported that, according to ,the
Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission, there are no Gulf County
roads which are exempt from the "No
Hunting on Right-of-Ways" law. He stated
that the Board must adopt a resolution
requesting specific roads be exempted, and
the landowners on those roads must agree.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SEMI-
NAR-Ecpnqomic Development "Chairman'
Danford reported on a seminar which'he
and Chief Administrator Butler attended.
stating It was an overview of economic
development din general' (tax -incentives;.
etc.). Chief Administrator Butler 'reported'
.that some counties have had too many
"Incentives" and tax abatement is on the
decline. Upon inquiry by Chairman Yeager,
Mr. Danford stated that the representatives
at the serhmna suggested that it may:o0tbe'",
beneficial fir allbf the Coipmissioners tb be
on the Economic Development Committee,'
and he discussed that Jim Brantley. (of
Florida First Enterprise Group).will attend a
Committee meeting in January.
CONTRACT -APPRAISAL. -SER-
VICES / HAZARD MITIGATION PRO-
GRAM-Upoin motion by Commissioner
Peters, second ) Commissuioner Tra\lor.
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed for
the ,Chalrman to' sign. the contract lor
appraisal services with Post, Buckley,
Schuh. & Jernlgarn 'for the 'Hazard"'
Mitigation Program (Bid #9798-26) when,it
.is received : : .* '
RESOLUTION PRIVATIZATION
OF PRISONS-Administrator Wells report-
ed that he -had contacted the counties
which received copies of Gulf County's res-
olution in opposition to privatization of pris-
ons In the State of Flonda. and several .of.
the counties were unaware that this issue
was being considered. Upon discussion by
Chief Administrator Butler, the Board
agreed for Chairman Yeager and
Commissioner TraIlor t.: attend a meeting
in Liberty County on December 4 1997 at
.7.00 p.m. to discuss this matter.
FIRE HYDRANTS HONEYVILLE-
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Stanley,
Chief Admminstrator Butler reported that
Gerald Shearer has made a request to
Wallace Pump & Supply for a cost estimate
on re-working the fire hydrants from the
Highland V'iew Sy) stem ti be used in the
H-loneyvulle area.
L.I.H.E.A.P. PROGRAM-Commia;.
sloner Stanley reported that many indlvidu-
als are confused about who their should
contact regarding the LII-IEAP Program-
lipon discussion that Cynthia Threet is in
the process of hiring someone for this job
(will be located at the Senior Citizens build-
ing), the Board agreed, that Ms. Threet
should be contacted in the interim.
Chairman Yeager reported that Florinda
Power Corporation also has a similar pro
gram available.
GRANT APPLICATION PROPER-
TY ACQUISITION BEACON HILL-
Upon mouon by Commissioner Knox. sec.
ond by Commissioner Traylor. and unaru.
mous vote. the Board agreed to apply for a
Flonrida Community Trust Grant to acquire
the property locat'rd on each side of the
dune-walkoLer in Beacon Hill (beach-side).
BOAT RAMP WHITE CITY-Lipon
moon by Commlssoner Kno',. second by
Commissioner Traylor. and unanimous
vote. the Board agreed to use a portion of
the Boating Improsement Funds to hire
Preble Rish Inc. to pride a cost esumate
on expansion of the WhiTe City boat ramp.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE-
Commissioner Kno' thanked Tamara Laine
for attending the Board meeung
BEACH MOUSE ENDANGERED
SPECIES / CAPE SAN BLAS-Lipon
Inquiry by Bill McGee about a meeting to
discuss the repercussi.:ns lat Cape San
Blas) of having the beach mouse added to.
the endangered specie- light. Chairman
Yeager reported that he has requested a
public hearing regarding this matter and
has also requested that Lorna Patrick i(of
the U. S Fish and Wildlife'Servicel attend a
Board meeting to discuss this Issue prior to
the public hearing
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COM-
MITTEE / CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA-
Chairman Yeager reported that he had con-
tacted one of the Wewahitchka City
Commissioners,. and he stated that the
Economic Development Committee should
contact the City of Wewal-htchka to request
financial assistance.
VEHICULAR ACCESS / OAK
STREET INDIAN PASS-Chairman
Yeager passed the Chair to Vice Chafrman
SKnox. and motioned to designate Oak Street
in Indian Pass as a legal access point for
beach driving. Commissioner Traylor sec-
onded the motion for discussion; and (after
discussion) the motion passed unanimous-
ly. Chairman Knox returned the Chair to
Commissioner Yeager.
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY POLI-
CY-Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor. second by Commissioner Stanley,
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
add to their personnel policy that all
County departments and the Courthouse
will be closed the day after Thanksgiving
each year. Non-bargaining unit employees
must use a day of vacation, comp time, or
sick leave (if they have no time available -
they may take leave without pay or they
have the option of working a normal work
day).
There being no further business and,
upon motion by Commissioner Stanley,
second by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the meeting did then
adjourn at 6:46 p.ni., E.S.T.
WARREN J. YEAGER, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 25, 1997
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular
session with the following members 'pre-
sent: 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,'
Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore, Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Administrativee.
Assistant Debbe Wibberg,' Building Officia l
Richard Combs, Emergency Management/,'
911 Coordinator Marshall Nelson,
Maintenance Superintendent Joe Bearden,
South Gulf County E.M.S. Director Shane'-
McGuffin,Veterans' Service Officer/S.H.I.P.\r
Administrator Bo Williams, and Sheriffs,-
Department Captain Joe Nugent .
The. meeting was called to order at
6:00 p.m., E.S.T.
Mr. Willie Ramsey opened the meeting"
with prayer, and Chairman Yeager led the'
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA / SUPPLEMEN-
TAL CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion,,
by Commissioner Tiaylor. second by-4
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote;,-.
the Board approved the 'Consent Agenda
and Supplemental Consent Agenda, as fol-
lows: .
CONSENT AGENDA:
1) Minutes '
-November 10, 1997 -.Workshop -
-November 10, 1997 Regular Meeting ..-
2) Chanrge Order #1 ;.-.", "r ( # I
--K.M.T. Inc. Industrial Park (#96971
25/d$72,271.00 Decrease) Y
3) Road Name Charnge ..
-Main Street to Texas Street (Meeks,
Subdivision) "
4) S.H.I.P. Program
-Down Payment Assistance (Mr. & Mrs"'
Tony Sims $8;260.'00) : -a
-Down' Payment Assistance'
(Sayers/Watford $11,500.00) : .
-Subordination ''Agreement (LeahC
Needer/First Union)
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGENDA:
1) Invoice
-County Attorney Timothy McFarland
.October 1997 "SI1.590.00 to be pald,
from County Attoaney: Professional
Services Billings '
U. S, FISH & WILDLIFE / ENDAN-'j
GERED SPECIES ST. ANDREW BEACH',
MOUSE--Gall Carmody,, John Milio.-and
.Jim'.MoU'ers. ofne 'L 5 "Fish aid Wildlife;
Service;: appeared before the Board to dis-,
cuss that they have petitioned for the St. 4
Andrew Beach Mouse to be added to the,
Federal Endangered Species list. Ms. t
-Carmedy discussed. this process. staung4
that they are attempting to relocate the',
Sbe-ich mou-e to the State Park. Tyndall Air'-
Force Base property, 'and Eglir. n ir Force
Base property. After further discussion %,
. about problems relating to construction. !V
beach driving, etc., Ms. Carmody reported "'
that the County has until December 1st to'
'request a public hearing on this matter (the -.
final decision will be made in one year ."
G :ULF COUNTY FIREMEN'S ASSO-
CIATION-Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner Traylor.
and unanimous vote.' the Board, agreed to'l
execute an Automatic-Aid Agreement,
between the Highland View. White Cint..
South Gulf County. Overstreet. Beaches.
and Port St. Joe Fire Departments. Upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by
'Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board also approved a mission state- V
ment from the Firemen's Association, as
their scope of services.
BEACON HILL PARK EASE-
,MENT/ RESOLUTION-Attorney MeFar.
land read a proposed resolution requesting
permission from the Bureau of Land
NManacement to grant access ai.ro-s the
Beacon Hill Park property for an assisted
Ilivingl facility. Water discussion that a retert-
er clause will be included to, allow for the
- easeiient to be voided if the 'assisted living
i'acilityv. is not cn-lndructed Comrms.ioner
Krio'. mo'ftied to'adopt the following res.,.:
lution Comnmissoner Traylor seconded the.'
motion and it pas-ed 4 to 1. with
Co,-mmi-'.sioner Peters voting no.
RESOLUTION NO. 97-32
WHEREAS. Gulf County has accepted.
improved and uuhlized the area ,,f land now
known uas the Beacon lHil Park pursuant to
a Recreautin and Public Purpose Land
Patent from the Bureau of Land
Management- and
WHTIEREAS. the Beacon Hill Park as
constructed arnd maintained with walking
.trails. ball fields and picnic facilities has
greatly improved the beauty and utility of
hi-a. area. and
WHEREAS the land area near the
.park has the potential for development as
an assisted bling facility which would pro.
vide desperately needed employment for
this small rural county: and
WH-IEREAS the land area of the pro.
posed adult living facility is landlocked and
wnh.,ut access. and
WH-IERE.AS. the Gull County Board of
County Cc'mmissioners desires t: encour-
age economic development while maintain-
ing the natural beauty and integntr of this'
area- and
WHEREAS. the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners has determined
that the granung of a roadway access ease-
ment across an area of the Beacon Hill Park
to allow access to the proposed assisted hlv-
ing faclhty property would serve the public
interest and benefit the citizens of Gulf
County while Improving the appearance of
the park and allowing greater utilization of
the park, ,
NOW. THEREFORE. BE IT
RESOLVED by the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County. Florida that '.
It hereby authorize, the fihng of an amend- .,'
ment to the Beacon Hill Park plan of desel-
c.pment to allow an easement for an access i
roadway across that portion of the Beacon
Hill Park to the area of the proposed assist-
ed iing facility, and the Board respectfully
requests that the Bureau of Land
Management grant authorization and :
approval cf this criucal amendment.
ADOPTED IN OPEN SESSION th is
25th day of November. 1997 IEnd)
LITIGATION SHERIFF'S DE-
PARTMENT / GULF COUNTY-Attorney
McFarland reported on a Class Action
Nouce of Intent to Sue filed by Edward E.
Williams. Pasha R Evans. Antoine L
Calnin Eric L. Thomas, Phillip W Richards..1
and Scott L Laurimore in reference to the
conditions of the jail. '
SURVEY BEACON HILL PARK '.
EASEMENT-Chiefl Administrator Butler .
reported that a legal descnptiuon Is needed
for the easement through Beacon Hll Park
(a survey' must be done), and the Board
agreed for the developer to assume this
cost.
INVOICE INDUSTRIAL PARK
(#9697-25)-Upon motion by Commis-
stoner Stanley, second b5 Comml's.oner
Traylor, and unanimous ':ite. the Board
approved payment of invoice #3 from KMLT.
Inc. (in the amount of $47,493 00) for work
done on the Industrial Park project
COUNTY EMPLOYEES CHRIST-
MAS HOLIDAY-Chief Admistrator r
Butler reported that the Union employees
have requested that the Board allow them
to exchange Christmas Eve focr the day alter .
Christmas (Wednesday for Fridayl for this


year's holiday. Upon motion by .
Commissioner Stanley, second by .
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved this request.
After discussion about the Courthouse
employees and the non-bargaining unit
employees, Commissioner Traylor motioned
to'close the Courthouse on Christmas Eve,
Christmas Day," -and the day after
Christmas (Wednesday through Friday),
atid allow the County non bargaining unit
employees to use a day of vacation, sick
leave,. comp time, or leave without pay for


the day after Christmas (or they have the
option of working a normal work day).
Commissioner Stanley seconded the
,1jmotion, and it passed 4 to 1, with
SCommissioner Peters voting no.
< E.M.T.'S WEWAHITCHKA AMBU-
LANCE SERVICE-Chief Administrator
Butler reported that Wewahitchka
.Ambulance Service has requested permis-
sion to hire 11 part-time EMTs/Paramedics
,.to provide service for 8 hours per day, 6
days per week (instead of hiring 1 full-time
individual). Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve Wewahitchka
Ambulance Service's request, with the
amount budgeted as salary for a frill-time
E.M.T. to be divided among the part-time
workers (approximately $7.50 per hour),
and Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motion for discussion. After discussion that
the South Gulf County EMT's make. $6.01
per. hour, the motion failed 3 to 2 with
Chairman Yeager and Commissioners' Knox
and Peters voting no. Commissioner Peters
then motioned to approve this request to
hire the following individuals on a part time
basis (effective immediately) at the'rate of
$6.01 per hour, and Commissioner Knox
seconded the motion. After discussion by
Commissioner Traylor regarding the years
of free service provided by these individu-
als, the motion passed 3 to 2;, with
Commissioners Stanley and Traylor voting
no.
David Bidwell David Bush .
Betty Cleckley Janice Forehand
Verre B. Gaskin D. Gene Hanion
Terri R. Knowles Martha Larkin:
Ann Nunery : James Roberts
Houston Whitfield
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
WORK CREWS-Chief Administrator'
Butler reported that a meeting will be held
in BlounLtrown on December 2nd at 7:00
p.m., C.D.T. regarding the Department of
Corrections Community Work Crews
(D.O.C. is considering charging $57,000.00
per year per additional work crew),. The
Board agreed for-the Comml-hic'ner, and
Chief Administrator Butler to attend this
meeting.
JAIL REPAIRS-Chief Administrator
Butler reported, on-a letter from, the Jail
Administrator regarding repairs needed in




(MINUTES


GULF COUNTY SCHOOL'BOARD .
NOVEMBER 11, 1997
The Gulf County School Board met in
regular session on November 11, 1997, at
6:00 P.M., ET, in the Gulf County Scrh.:.,l ol
Board Administrative Offices in Port t '.'
Joe. The following members were present ,
Mary Pridgeon, Charlotte Pierce, Dafld'Id'
Byrd and Caroline Nurtc.n 0-carReddwac,
absent due to line-a The Superintendeini
and Board Attvrney Acre al.o present
Chairman Fridgeon presided. and the
meeting was opened with an Imc.caun led
by Mrs. Pierce followed by the Pledge, of. ,
Allegiance led by lMrli Norton.
HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC: Paul
Fitzgerald addressed the Boa-d regarding
baseball state championship rines pur-.
chased. Mr. Fitzgerald was advised that
school funds, by law, cannot pay for such
items, and that neither the Board, nor the
Superintendent was made aware that
school funds were used.for that purpose.
Bettye Gordon expressed concerns over bus
discipline Tim Nelion. representing the
Citizens for Academic Ex\cllence. related
that their group w o'uld like to see mu_,rei
designated to Gub Counts in the special
legislauve session concluded la-t week
used to complete the constiru'tion project at
Port St. Joe Elementary Al.o the lroup
would like to be Lnmolved in the selecuon
process of new principals for Port St Joe
.Elementary and Wie'Aahltchka Elemernei ar,'
The selection process ; dictated b% the
Human Resource and M uliaen-ient
Development plan nhich has bten adopted
by the Board and approved by the
Department of Education, was. explained to
those present.
Carolyn Husband appeared before the
Board reque-eting that the coit of a bus to.
transport Challenge studentss tfr.,m Port St.
Joe*'Wewahitchka to:, Jack.jnille oin
December 29. 1997. and returning to
,Jacksonville on Jinuan 6 '199.O to return
same to Port St .Joe, Weahiaruchka be pid
to help defray expen-.es for charter buset-
ISI 01 per mdel On motion by Mr B,Td..
second by Mrs Plerce. and unarumous...
oate, the Board tabled the issue until the
ne.t1 Board meeuring or, November I1?. 199 7.
Mrs Husband also addressed the_
Board regarding the music program at
Wewahitchkia Elementanr SenoAl A chair.
man of the School Adc,'n Committee -he
advised that all morume all:.cated t.:, be
spent at the discretion at the Schoo:,l
Adclsory Committee 1810 per unweighted
FTE) has been committed to the music pro.
gram. Mrs Husband requested that the
music teacher receive the -ame pae a-: lat
year. Mr. Prndgeon asked Mri Pierce take
over as Chairman Mrs Pierce agreed. Or,
mouon by Mrs Pridgeon second by Mrs
Norton the Board approved to pa', Robinr
Stroud the same salan' as she received m in
1996-97 for contract purposes .in 1997.-9.
Byrd. Norton and PndIeon voted YEA
Pierce notedd NAN due to re,ommendjtUon of
Superintendent regarding the music pro.
gram at Wewahitchka Elementar S.hool in
the Program Matters secuon of Board Book.
budget constraints. and contract being
drawn up by the Board attorney
A motion by Mrs. Norton. seconded bto
Mrs Pridgeon. to reduce bid amounts
requiring Board approval from S15..000 to .
SIO.u000 failed with the following sote"
Norton and Pridgeon voting YEA: Byrd and
Pierce voting NAY
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On motion
by Mrs. Pierce. second by Mr Byrd and
unanimous tote.tthe Board adopted the
agenda
BUDGET MATTERS/PAYMENT OF
BILLS: On motion b\ Mr Byrd. second by
Mrs Norton and unanimous ,ute, the
Board approved the following budget mat-
ters and payment ofbills:
Budget Amendment I General Fund
Budget Amendment I. Capital Projects,
PECO Budget Amendment I. Special
Revenue. Other (Federal)
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: On
motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by Mr. Byrd,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
the minutes for October 7, 1997.
PERSONNEL MATTERS: On motion
by Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs. Norton, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
following personnel recommendations:
Approved Tammy Owens for the posi-
tion of high school science teacher at Port
St. Joe High School for the remainder of the
1997-98 school year.
Approved Renee Forehand for the sup-
plemental position ,of Assistant Varsity
Softball Coach at Wewahltchka High School
for the 1997-98 school year.


Approved Peral Hunter for the position
of homebound teacher at Wewahitchka
High School for the 1997-98 school year.
Approved request.of Dr. David Bidwell
to change his retirement date from January
'5, 1998 to December 31, 1997.
Approved Benny Roberts for the posi-
tion of volunteer assistant boys/girls bas-
ketball coach at Port St. Joe Middle School
for the 1997-98 school year.
Approved Dayton Lister for the posi-
tion of Junior Varsity Boys Basketball
Coach at Wewahltchka High School for the
1997-98 school year. Mr. Lister is not a reg-
ular school board employee.
Approved the transfer of a current sec-
retarial employee to be paid five hours per
day out of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention


the jail, totaling approximately $14,000.00.
After discussion, the Board agreed to table
this request to allow each Commissioner to
visit the jail.
APPLICATION SMALL CITIES'
C.D.B.G / HIGHLAND VIEW-Upon dis-
cussion by Chief Administrator Butler
regarding the possibility of Jordan &
Associates applying' for a Small Cities
C.D.B.G. for a stormwater drainage system
and roadway paving in Highland View (if the
grant is awarded, the company gets paid),
Attorney McFarland recommended that the
Board advertise to receive proposals for this
service. Upon motion by Commissioner
Knox, second by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
advertise to receive proposals for an
Administrator for the grant application.
LANDFILL PENALTIES FIVE
POINTS-Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
send a' letter to the Department of
Environmental Protection, notifying them'
that Florida Coast .Paper Company made
only a "good faith" payment on their taxes
(D.E.P. agreed to drop the penalties at, 5
Points Landfill if this occurred).
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMEND-.
MENTS-Chief Administrator Butler
reported that the County's Capital'
Improvements Element and Economic.
Development Element of the Comp Plan
need to be revised. The Board agreed for
him,to proceed with this project as long as
the costs are negligible. The Board request-
ed that, should it become apparent that the
costs would be appreciable,' this matter 'be
brought back to the Board for further con-,
sideration, and they also requested that he
check on the possibility of getting a college,
intern/J.E.P. employee to assist him. ;.'
WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION-
Upon discussion about a dispute regarding
a worker's comp claim filed on Bobby Plair,
Commissioner Peters motioned for Attorney
McFarland to handle this. matter.
Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motion, and it passed qnamnimously.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, COM :
MITTEE-Upoh discussion, 'the Board
agreed, to request that Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative have a representause serve on


the Gulf County Economic Development
Committee. Upon recommendation by
Chairman Yeager, Commissioner Peters
motioned for the. Board of County
Commissioners to be removed from the
Economic Developmient Committee, and
Commissioner Traylor seconded the ,
motion. After discussion about giving some
direction to the EDC (Industrial Park tenant
and Business Airpark Feasibility Study),
the motion passed unanimously.
STUMPHOLE REPAIR' REIM-
BURSEMENT D.O.T. / HURRICANE'
OPAL-Emergency Management
Coordinator Nelson reported that the
County has received funds from the
Department ,of Transportation as reim-
bursement for the emergency.work done on
C30E.after Hurricane Opal ($111,422.00)..
GULF COUNTY SAFETY MANUAL-
Safety Director. Nelson presented each
Commissioner with a draft of the proposed -
Gulf County Safety Manual for their review
(to make changes and submit them back to
him) ,
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM-Upon motion
by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved Down Payment '
Assistance for Mr. & Mrs. Howard Whitfield, .
in the amount of $11,615.00.
'' Upoh motion by Commissioner Peters,
second by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote', the Board' approved
Rehabilitatiqot 'Loan Assistance to Bernice
Fortnr L'ilaaa"h, Haywood Borders, and
Betty Gaipous, in the amount of $2,000.00
each ($8,00000',total), '
VETERANS' SERVICE OFFICE--:
Veterans' Service Officer Williams reported
that Gulf Coutity. Veteran Clifford Sims
(posthumously awarded the Congressional,
Medal o( Honor) was recognized at, the
Veteran's Day'ceremorues held at the' High
School and the Courthouse
I.i.HI..E.A.P. 'PRORAM-S.H.I.P.
Administrator Williams. reported that .Jim .
Bellesbach has .been hired o administer the
L.I.H:E.A:P.Programin Gulf County..
'~The meeting recessed'.at 7:35 p.m.,

(See MINUTES ON Page 6B)


. ul County Scho a Boar


'Grant.. / : : .,
Approved the following .as substittte
teachers in the Gulf Curnty Strhhol system
for the 1997-98 schoci 3 ear ..I. Hernandez,
John Clenney. Teresa Altman, Kelli
Simpler Karen Phelps.'7t" : .
Appr..'aed Lindi Littleton for uire posi.-
'tion of part-tim- cfichr.:'l F.od Service"
employee at Port S J.Joe Hihn Sch:.l torthe
Sl'9.97-Ci isc h- ,:l year. '
Approved MNaritia (MNrIMarel liammr a. a :'
substitute Sch.-'i.I F.:od. Service u.-.rker for,
the 1997-98 sch.:..-.l year. -
Appro'-d Mnar, .-is Peterson as a
s.ub,-Litute S,.h.).,li Foo:d S r ice i, .,rker for,'
tle 1997'-9c ichoolyear. ,
Approved Paulette Best, :Toya
'Grantham, and Vir.airui Green as substi-
tute bus drivers for the 1997-98 school
year.
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
Mr. Byrd, second'. by Mr- Noro..n and '
unanimous vote, the Board approved sub-'
mission of the project application for the,
Title II, Dwight D. Eisenhower Professional
De'.'elopment grant for the 1997-98 school
'ear in the amount of $9,982.00.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mr Byrd, and unanirnou, vote, ,the Board
approved submi-si..n Iof the project applica-'
Lion for the Brealtk he Mold Reading
Remediation Grant for Lhe 199:-9' -" cho..l .
yeir in the n"uo.unt -f S'i ".1'' ,)i ;
Dr.J3id..' ll; ireque-.t 4 .- '.,:'. ed t, the .
Supenrncnident. for appr.o oniatul, S1350 1 '00
itn addition: funds to supplement the '
music program at Wewahitchka Elementary
School was addressed in the "Hear from
Public" p-r.jrn oi' the Board meeting.
I On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board
appr.:.'ed the Port St. Joe Middle School
TaIk Forc -', recommendation to relocate
the 1998-99 sixth grade students in the'
south end of the county to be included in
Port St. Joe' Middle School and to take'.
acuon- necessary to accomplish this goal
On mouon b% Mrs Pierce second by
Mr Byrd. and unammimous o)te the Board
approved implementautin .:f the Educatior,
Nr:,.,- arnd Babie- Later IENABLI program at
Ule elenierntar.' le,:.l for dtle 1997-98 s4hchuol
Clear.
STUDENT MATTERS: On m,,uon b\
Mrs. Norton second t,. Mr. Byrd. and
unanimous vote the Board spproied wal'v-
er iof Boaird policy 4.315 regarding adnmis-
siin of f.:,reiin e.'c:harnge student- to allow
irx., students to enroll at Port St Joe HI-gh
School as of October 16. 1997
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by,
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board,
tabled request for Autumn Rose Cloud to;',
transfer from Port St. Joe High School to
the Gulf Cou n ty Adult School.
On motion by, Mr. Byrd, second by,
Mrs. Norton, arnd unanim.:.us vote, the,>i
Board approved Crystal Lucas a student at'
'ew.ahitchk a 1Hgh School. to transferto the :
Gulf C.:,untry Adult School
On moon bi Mr ByTd. second by.
Mrs Norton. arnd unanimous uote the;'
Board approved Rebecca Pitts a student at-.
Weuwahitcilka High' School. to transfer to the '
Gull Count- Adult School
TRANSPORTATION MATTERS: The,
E.Bard acknowledged receipt of the 1996-97:
Annual Transportauon Summary
On mouon by Mr Byrd second by
Mrs. Pierce' and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the Director of Transportation's
recommendation to deny a request for a bus
stop on Whippoorwill Road.
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: On
motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Norton,,,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved'
the Superintendent's recommendation to
participate in PAEC's Model Board Policy'
Initiative at a cost of $6,000.
On motion by Mrs, Norton, second by"
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the request of Chris Earley.
Principal at Port St. Joe High School, to
posthumously honor Mr. Charles A.
Osborne for. his dedicated service ,to the
Gulf'County School system and the stu-
dents he taught by naming, the science
department the "Charles A. Osborne"
Science Department. Also, approved for a
plaque to be purchased and mounted in B-
Pod to honor his service.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by.
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved for a Board policy to be developed
regarding students who obtain all neces-
sary credits for graduation prior to their
graduation date.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved for the following individu-
als to be added to Wewahlitchka High'
School's School Advisory Committee: Ike
Mincy, student, Mike Lister, Sr., business,
Roy Lee Carter, business, Vema Mathes,
business. Terry Linton is to be removed
from the committee since he Is serving as
principal designee.
The Board reviewed School Resource
Officer Monthly Activity Reports for Port St.
Joe Middle/Port St. Joe High School and
Wewahitchka Hligh School for October.'
1997. No action necessary.
BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS: On
motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by Mr. Byrd,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
for members to attend the FSBA 52nd
Annual Joint Conference in Tampa, Florida,


December 2-5. 1997 -
.Mrs." Pridgeon reciuested that listing
of all contracts ahd agreements be compiled
for thq Bqard's review. Monetary. amount of
each coqnract' should be included, as well
as an evaluation of services."
ADJOURNMENT: There being no fur-
ather business, the meeting was adjourned
at 7:40 p.m. .. .

GULF'COUdNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Oi VEMBER 18. 1997
The eGulf-County School Board met in
Speefal session on Noiembyr 18 1997, at
9 00 A M ET In the Gulf (C-ounty School
Board, Administratu e Offices in Port St
Joe. The following members were present:
David BIrd. Caroline Norton. Charlotte
Pierce, Mary FPridgeon, and O,:ar Redd The
Superintendent and Board Attorney were
also present.
Supenrtendent Kelle, pre4sded. and
the meeting swas opened \.ith prayer led by
Oscar Redd; followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance led by Mr: Bird' .
ORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD:
The Superintendent called for nominations
for Chairman of the School Board, for the
next calendar year. Charlotte Pierce was
nominated by Mr. Byrd. Mrs. Pierce was
unanimously elected 'as Chairman.
Immediately after' her election, Mrs. Pierce
presided at the meeting. 2. ..
.' ML Pirc, zc4l j!r. n:,.min 'u,. i 5 ,fr.
1 ice-Charman Carie,-l, Norton was norm-
nited by3N MN 'ByT Mrs 1Wrton waa elected'
as Vice-Chairman of the School Board for.
the next calendar year by unanimous vote
On motion Mr. Redd, second by Mrs.
Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following Schedule-for Regular
Board Meetings for the period of December,
1997, through November, 1998.
December 2, 1997 9:00 A.M.
January 13, 1998 6:00 P.M.
.February3, 1998 9:00 A,M.,' .
March 3. 1998 6:00 P.M.
April 7, 1998 9:00 A.M.
".May 5, 1998 "" '6:00 P.M.
June 2, 1'998 9:00 A.M.
."July 7; 1998 6 ,01 P M \
SAuigust'l4: 1998 '"9:00 A.M.
September 8; 1998 6:00 P.M.
October 6, 1998. 9:00 A.M.
November'10, 1998 6:00 P.M.
'November 17,11998 9:00 A.M.
... ; ,Organizational Meeting -
Mr. Redd agreed to continuing serving
.s the SmAll. School District Council
Consortium liaison.
SUPERINTENDENT'S- REPORT:
Due to budgetary constraints, the
Superintendent recommended that the
Board deny the request of Carolyn Husband.
on behalf of the Challenge program to con-
tribute $1.01 per mrile from Port St. Joe to.
Jacksonville .anid return, plus the cost of a
driver and one bus for a delivery trip and
pick-up trip to Jacksonville for the 'field trip
to. Fraiice scheduled ,for next month
(approximate, total, cost requested $1160).
Requested funds would have been applied
towards rental of chartered buses for trans-
porting those making the trip. On motion by
Mr. Redd, second by. Mrs. Pridgeon. the
Board approved $500 towards bus travel to
the Challenge Program for the field trip.
Byrd, Norton,' Pridgeon. and Redd voted
YEA; Pierce voted NAY in view of the
Superintendent's recommendation and
budgetary constraints..
On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second
by Mrs. Norton,' and unanimous vote. the
Board approved purchase" of twenty (20)
166 MHz, pentium computers and twenty
(20) printers from P:C. Importers for Port St.
Joe' High School- at a total cost of'
$21,262.00. Funds were available through
the Carl Perkins vocational and Applied
Technology Educational Act grant.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved submission of project
application for- Parents to Kids grant in the
amount of $30,000.00,
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved submission of the Adult
Education Performance Incentive Funding
grant proposal in the amount of $7,643.00.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Pridgeon, and 'unanimous vote, the i
Board approved changes for bus routes, I
which will require Mrs. Brenda Little, aide
at Wewahitchka Elementary School be
hired for one:(1) hour perday to transport
students.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by'
Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the following new bus
'stops:
Bus stop #6422. Ford Road, Bus # 64
Bus stop #61.21, Old Bay City Road, Bus # 61
Bus stop #6123, Old Bay City Road, Bus # 61

On motion by Mr. Redd,. second by
Mrs. Pridgeon, anrid unanimous vote, the
Board approved request by the 4th grade at
Wewahitchka Elementary for two buses.
bus drivers, and gas to transport entire
grade to Space Camp. December 5-7. 1997.
The Board will readdress the request at the
December Board meeting.
There being no further business, the
meeting adjourned at 10:30 A.M.









THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. DEC. 18, 1997 PAGE 3B


Wewa ROTC a

Club Extend
The Wewahitchka High
School ROTC and ROTC Booster
Club would like to extend their
appreciation and thank everyone
who purchased a ticket and made
a donation in the drawing which
was held on November 14th at
the high school football stadium.
Following are the prizes given
away and the names of the win-
ners.
100 scratch-off tickets--
Bobby Husband; $50.00 savings
bond- from Wewahitchka State
Bank-Diane Goodwin; two adult
cushion life preservers and one
child's vest from Dixie Dandy-
Trippe Barrier; $25.00 gift certifi-
cate from Rich's IGA-Jim Elliot;
booster cables from Gold Hat
NAPA-Jean Kent; dinner for two
at Maxine's--Jeraldine Williams.
Outboard foot motor oil
change from R&R Outboard-
Kenny Ardire, Jr.; car oil change
and lube from A-1 Oil & Muffler-
Dana Lemke; car oil change and
lube from Robinson's Tires & Car'
Care-Joyce Norton; child's tricy-
cle from Bill's Dollar Store-
Patrick Smiley: dinner for two or
pizza of choice from Shiner Din-
er-Betty Jennings; $15.00 gift
* certificate from Fisher's Hard-
ware-Harold Dorman..
$10.00 gas gift certificate
from The Junction-Bruce Yans;
buffet lunch for two from The Big
B-Sharon Miller; haircut by,Ed-
die Bell from Eddie's Beauty Sa-
lon-Kim Gaskin; haircut by Ka-
thy Hall at Wewa :Beauty &
Styling Salon-Harold Nunnery;
shampoo and set by Cindy Ake at
Wewa Beauty & Styling Salon-
Clayton Youngs; and a manicure




from the
SMLIT RY



Byrd to Spend
Holiday at Sea
While most Americans are
celebrating the holiday season at
home or with family, Navy Petty
Officer 2nd Class Ervin H. Byrd. a
1989' graduate of Port St. Joe
High School, is schedilddi' to
spend the holidays deployed to
the Mediterranean Sea aboard the
amphibious assault, ship USS
Guam.
Byrd is one of more than
65,000 sailors, marines and coast
guardsmen who are serving our
country separated from their ram-
ilies and loved ones this holiday
period. Byrd is working abroad to
preserve peace as part of our
nation's forward defense forces.
Byrd's ship and its embarked
marines present a formidable
U.S. presence which can provide
a rapid response in times of crisis
like the present, one.
Sailors and marines aboard
USS Guam can conduct a variety
of missions from reconnaissance
and amphibious assaults to evac-
uating civilians and providing
humanitarian aid. He joined the
Navy in August 1989.

Engle Makes
Petty Officer
Jeremy Engle, son of Larry
and Alice O'Shall in Wewabhitch-
ka, was promoted to Petty Officer.
He was awarded his "Crow" to
sew onto his uniform on Decem-
ber 10th. Jeremy is stationed in
Norfolk, Virginia, which is the
world's largest naval station.
* Jeremy served in the Cap-
tain's Office on the USS America
aircraft carrier that was part of
the initial military support in the
Bosnia Theater.
After the ship was decommis-
sioned, Jeremy was sent to YN
School and returned to Norfolk
for further duties. Jeremy is pres-
ently assigned to work directly
with the Commanding Officer
Capt. Petric and the Executive Of-
ficer Commander Cooper, both of
whom are over the Norfolk Naval
Station.


nd Booster Rep. Jamey Westbrok on "At.I. .c f.t
heir Thanks ......
e l n r1nting~ahd Business s p4
by Cheryl Allison at Wewa Beauty 1IISportaton C --"e ..d S-
& Styling Salon-Jacquelyn


Schmidt.
In recent activities, the ROTC
Booster Club hosted a pizza party
for the ROTC students on Vete-
rans Day and sponsored a hot
dog and hamburger booth on De-
cember 13th.
For information about Boost-
er Club membership, please con-
tact the group's president, Anne
Mann, at 639-2443 or the secre-
tary, Angela Suber, at 639-2901.


Thank Everyone
We would like to thank every-
one for the many acts of love and
kindness at the death of our loved
one, Willie Mae Daniell. Your
many expressions of sympathy
were each appreciated more than
you will ever know.
Arnold Daniell,
Larry and Margaret Davis
Ryan .and Kara Davis

Many Thanks
We would like to thank every-
one that assisted in the time of
need 'in the death of our loved
one. God bless all of you.
The Branson Family


Rep. Jamey Westbrook said..'
on December 4th that the Speak-
er of the House Daniel Webster
(R-Ocoee) has appointed him to
the Committee on Transportation.
"This is exciting news," said
Rep. Westbrook, following the an-
nouncement by Speaker Webster.
"Since last year's reorganization,
Northwest Florida has not had a
representative on this commit-:
tee."
Long, considered one of the
most powerful coimilittees of the
Legislature, the Committee on.
Transportation oversees every-
thing from road building to high-
speed rail services in Florida. In
addition' to the Department of
Transportation, the 10 member
panel also has oversight of the
Department of Highway Safety
and Mofdr'Vehicles.,
Rep.", Westbrook' said that,
serving, on this committee will al-.
low him to betterserve the con-'
stituents of District 7. His office'
has already been, Invyolved with,
several transportation projects,
including construction com-
plaints, highway drainage prob-
lems, 'and issues dealing with Mo-
tor Carrier Compliance (commer-
cial carriers).
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St. Joe Corp. To
Pay Shareholders
On December 10th, the
Board of Directors of St. Joe Cor-
poration announced that it has
declared a final liquidation to be
paid on December 30th to share-
holders of record on December
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tion will be $1.02 per share.
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the final distribution of the re-
maining proceeds from the, sale, of
St. Joe's linerboard mill, coitain-
er plants, and communication
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Shark Talk.
By: Sabrina Hanson'


"'"'. "' : "




Jarred Patterson, 'left, Ish own being congratulated by
Principal Chris Earley on his selection.



Patterson tq oCmpete,


In al Award Program


Jarred Patterson, Port St. Joe They also were required to write
High' School. senior; =has- been. :.an-essay '- ..-: ---.'..,--..
nominated to compete in the' ,',,,,i Patterson has demonstrated
'national Principal's. Leadership exemplary achievement in- his
, Award 'Scholarship Program work and participation .in his
(PLA), sponsored by the the school and community." said Dr.
National Association o 'Seconddary"'' Timothy H. Dyer. NASSP e.Necu-
School Principals (NASSP). -The 'l-"-ltive director. "He Is a fine example
Principal's Leadership Award of the outstanding caliber of
Program is funded by Herff Jones. young people -in American's high
Inc. : -- ,-.. : ./ school." ,. : .: .
Chris Earley, principal'at'Port"' In recognizing leadership 'in
St. Joe High School hlis' co-curricular. the new term for
announced- the nomination, extract rricular activities, as,
which places Patterson in the 'coined in Breaking Ranks:
national competition. One hun- Changing, an American
dred fifty national PLA winners Institution-as well as academic
will be chosen this spring to performance. the PLA scholarship
receive $1,000 college scholar- helps assert the importance of a
ships, well-rounded education. Breaking
i high school Ranks. the high school reform
throughout the. coui.ntr could report issued, by N,'SSP. Ip.part-
nominate one of their student ners'hip with The Carnegie
leaders. Winners were selected Foundation for the Advancement
based on their participation in of Teaching. says co-curricular
service organizations, clubs, and activities should be an essential
athletics; achievements in the part of the school curriculum.
arts and sciences; employment While "at Port St.IJoe High
experience; and academic record. School, Patterson has been


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ho001o News


Written by Rob Dykes !
This week,-at Port'St. Joe
Middle School, there is much
news. First, on Friday there will
be a dance and Christmas social
beginning at 9:00 a.m;r in the gy-m
and we need your help. Parents.
please read the notice sent home
on Monday involving the refresh-
ments for the party. Also Friday.
there will ibe:an early dismissal at
11:50.
On December 19thf, GT'
Communications is offenng free
fingerprinting to children; The fin-.
gerprinting cards will be given to,
parents to keep. If the child goes
missing, the card will help law
enforcement personnel. The fi'i-
gerprinting will" take place from
three to six at the local GT
Communications office building-
at the corner of Highway '71 and!
Long Avenue.
Today, the girls' basketball-
team will be facing Apalachicola
Middle School here at home. The
game begins at five o'clock. Come
out and show your support.
Our middle school boys won
their basketball game with
Blountstown Middle School
Monday night. There are on the
road against Marianna today. The
next home game will be January
14th against Wakulla.
Last Thursday, First Union
and the school staff sponsored a
pizza party for 42' eighth grade
students who scored well on our
Florida Writes! practice 'test.
Pizza, soft drinks, and a cake pro-
claiming "Congratulations,' 8th,
Grade Super 'Writers" were
enjoyed by all. The Florida Writes!
writing assessment will be admin-
istered to, all eighth graders on
January 13.
Port St. Joe Mfddle School
faculty, staff and student body
wish each of you a joyous holiday
season. ,


involved in the Student Govern-
:-ment Association. Fellowship of
':Christiari Athletes. quarterback of
the football team, baseball,.
National Honor Society, Key Club,
and National Junior Honor
Society. This fall he plans to
attend the University of Florida to
study pre-nied.
NASSP is the nation's largest
school leadership organization.
representing more than 41,000
middle level and high school .pnn-
cipals and assistant principals. It.
administers the :Natiopal Honor
Society and National Junior
Honor Society. National, Associa-
tio6n of Student Councils, and
Amentian .,,Technology Honor
Society, collectively serving ari
additional 59.000 advisors and
more than one million students.
NASSP is also the sponsor of
National Student .Leadership
Week.' The newly-formed National
Alliance of High Schools is admin-9
istered by the NASSP.
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School will be dismiss
Friday, December I
through grade 12 will ge
12 o'clock noon. The th
four year olds will leave
usual time of 11:30 a.
11:45 a.m.
Grades three and fou
presenting the Christmas
students and parents
morning at 8:30 a.m. a
a.m. They will also perform
St. Joseph Care Center.
If you have an oppori
stop by the school, look at
_of the elementary b
'- Students and teachers ha
a mural stretching the
length of wall which dep
Savior's birth. It's awesome
The chorus entertain
senior citizens 'last Thuirs
several Christmas numbi
Nicholas Blake added-a
ruses, on his "fiddle". E
,enjoyed" the' music and ,
dents were treated to lu
after the performance. .

Grade four signed an
at Bay St. Joseph on T


iWith the; 'anticipation .fyr,
Christmas around the corner,
students rushed through another
week of school.
'Last Wedne'sday, student'g
taking Spanish II 0or physics weej 1,
givon the. unique, opportunity to
talk with professional medical '
personnel. The' discussion w4 ,!
centered around medical careers(.,
The students seemed really inter,-
estdd and asked several ques-
tioris. .
!The boys' junior varsity and '.
varsity basketball. teams are p il l-,
strqng as ever. The JV team
defeated Marianna on Tuesday
and4 Malone on .Thursday 'The
varsity team defeated Graceville.
Way to go, Sharks! Keep up the
good work! t {i'
gAny .boy interested in running n
track needs to sign up with Coach v
Govjan by this Friday.
iAll juniors who have not yet
paid their duei, need to do so 1by It


the end of this week. :Mrs.
Fettinger will be accepting the
money.
The first P.R.I.D.E. movie was
presented this past Friday.
Students with good grades' and
few absence( were allowed to
attend. Theywere offered H-ungry
Howie's pizza, and given a. bever-
age. The entertainment for the
day was the movie ." 101
Dalmations, .It lasted all of fourth
block.
On a sad note, "Bubba" the
crab, from the fourth block biolo-
gy class, tragically passed aivay
from a nitrate overdose. "Bubba"
was only lour months, old. This
Tuesday, a- funeral 'service was
held. The spectacle.was,' m4gnifi-
cent. "Bubba'" wouldd have been
proud. We'll all miss him greatly.
Until next time, keep striving
to be the best. ,


From the Principal of

We wahitchka i


High School

by Larry A. Mathes


Holidays "
This Friday, December "19th,
students will begin the Christmas
h holiday at noon,' and will not
return to. school"until January
6th. 1998. Teachers will return on
Monday, January 5th for a work.
day. '
While Im not sure all will
enjoy the time off, I hope that stu-
dents, teachers, and parents (and
principals!) take time to remem-
ber the main purpose of
Christmas It's-unfortunate that'
there would even be a discussion
about'what the' mainipurpose Is,
isn't it? ,, '
:End of term tests are
Thursday (today) and Friday:
periods three and four this morn-
ing,' and periods one and two
Friday a.m. Please encourage
your student, "to try to finish
strong. The tests play an impor-*:
:tant part in their grade for the
nine,.weeks (which, .remember,j
represents a semester!).
There are sbme who stay-"'
home or who check out with par-
ent permission., telling parents"
"I;that they're hot doing anything in
class this week because it is test\l
week. and what, is. scary is some,
:parents buy that story. I guess
the same ones believe students
who say the," 'fiver have any'
homework to do and then discoveLb
er at grading time, that they had.
assignments. but never bothered,
to do them or turn them in.
If your student tells you they
don't have any' work to do, calE.,,
and schedule a conference with
teachers ..to find .out what is being.
assigned and how much is being.
done!
We're still looking for our neti
basketball clock. which, was
promised last Friday. Maybe bVl
the, uie you read this it will be


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News Column "i

I Faith Christian School
sed early December 16.' "On Monday-,
9. K-5 December. 15, Karen Phelps, th..''
:t out at 'puppet director at First Baptis.
iree and Mexico Beach, brought a wonder '
e at the ful puppet show to students at
.m. and chapel. The puppets sang.several
favorite Christmas carols while
.r will be students sang along.
story to Several of the classes are cdp-
Friday lecting money among the stu-
nd 9:10 dents instead of exchanging gifts:--
m at Bay This offering is to help one of our..
former students, Christina Egler,
unity to go ori a mission trip to Barbados-'
the hall 'in the Caribbean:
building Faith Christian wishes its
ve made readers a blessed Christmas cen-"
e entire tered around the' birth of oiir
icts our Savior, Jesus Christ. May you bg-
ne! filled with all the joy that His love
ned the brings.
ay within A last reminder that begin,.
esw cho- ning in January, grades one
fVwryone through four will be dismissed t"
-the stu- 1:45 p.m. Grades five to 12 wilP
nch out continue to get out at 2:45 p. m..
Classes resume for students o
Tuesday, January 6, and fotli
nd sang teachers on Monday, January
Tuesday, 5th. ....


here. One thing you can always
depend on when ordering' some-
thing or sending something-if
the vanous shipping companies
*"guarantee" you an arrival date
..(especially if you are charged
.extra to "guarantee" the ume),
chances are it won't make ill
Unavoidable delays, you under-
stand!
Well. if you haven't heard,
WHS juniors did better on their
HSCT scores. 839, passed math
the first attempt, and 97':'.. passed
communications. Not only did
these scores satisfy some of out"
improvement goals from last year,,
but they also compared very
favorably with state and other
local scores.
Nice going. Juniors, and those
who helped prep them for the test.
Those who didn't pass one or both
segments will retake them early in
January. you must pass both tWd
qualify for .a regular or, better
diploma. '
S Got yur Christmas list
ready? Good luck!--and from.
WHS administrators and- staff.:
"Merry Christmas and, Happ'PY
New Year".. And, "Best W dishes"
to Jerry 1.Lewter and David
Bidwell-stav in touch-please!


Heitr-ica ne


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from Highland View

Elementary School

by Meggie Boone
& Rushelle Lamboy
HOLIDAYS ARE HERE ..
H01 HO! HO1-0! ope' you've
been good this year;i'because
Santa's been watching ,ypo, Have
a good time while you're off for the
holidays.' ..
DATESTO REMEMBER...
ece6iber 19-The end of the
second nine weeks. There will be
an early dismissal ''for the
Christmas holidays. Lunch will
not be served. Highland View
Elementairygets out at' 11:30.
"EYE OF THE HURRICANE" .
For, this week's "Eye" we
interviewedBeverly Crocker, our
school health aide. Mr. and Mrs.
Crocker have been married for the
last 18 years; their anniversary is
on Christmas Eve. They have two
children, Anthony, a ninth grader
at Port St. Joe High School, and
Brittany, a sixth grader here at
Highland View Elementary.
Mrs. Crocker has been the
school's health aide since the end
of last year. She used to be a sub-
stitute teacher and a full time
"domestic engineer". In her spare
time, she likes to read books by
Sidney -Shelton and 'Sandra
Brown. John Travolta and Mel
Gibson are 'her favorite actors.
She loves babies and used to
sit a lot,-for her older brother's
children. She was their favorite
"Auntie Beberly". Mrs. Crocker
says, "It's been a joy to work with
children. 'It's wonderful to know
that a sad little face some days
can be made into a happy face
with my wonder cure ice bags."


Wewahitchka

Elementary

News...hitfield
By Linda Whitfield


: "He Owns Them Buses!"
SWhile visiting in,'my 'class-
r6om last week, Superintendent
Jerry Kelley,was talking to the
students about the .upcoming
field trip to ,the Marianna
Caverns. Amanda Poe asked Mr.
Kelley to go with us. While he was.
thinlkng, Justin Land looked at,
Amanda and said, "Well. he can
go if he wants to. he owns them
buses" .:
Thank You Volunteer, Cathy
'' Simmons
SM'elanie Hinpte: and Diane
Atchison want to express a big
thank you to volunteer Cathy
Simmons for being so faithful to
volunteer in their classes each
Tuesday. All of us appreciate the
work of volunteers.
: The Miracle Worker, ,
I Ater the third graders read',
one of their novels, Helen Keller.'
they watched the. movie; The
Miracle Worker,, 'which. tells the,
story of Helen, Keller and her.,
teacher. Miss Annie Sullivan. here.
is Ellen Manor's review of both:
SI liked when Hele FIKellet
understands that Miss Ahnnie
Sulavan is trying to help .eer. Mrs.
Keller and Mr. Keller were so glad-
that Miss Annie cainme to help'
Helei.': I also liked when :Helen
throws ,her. doll at Miss Annie and
locks her in her room. Helen was a
wild little girL Itwas.a .acle that
Miss Annie changed a wild little
girl into a behaved little girl. We
saw the movie and it was great.
We read Helen Keller in my class-
room. The movie was so. so good."
All of us enjoyed it.
WES Chorus Performs On'
Friday
Under the direction of Robin
Stroud. the WES chorus will per-
form two times on Friday. The
first performance will be at 8:15
and the second at 9:00. Why don't
you come out and hear our new
chorus sing? Then, you might
even ehjoy eating lunch with us or-
just browsing around. You might
run into someone wielding a
;smoking glue gun. Who knows?
.Karen Minger Chooses
Heather Davis
Karen Minger chose, eight
year old Heather Davis as the sec-
'6nod grade "Student of the Week"'
7, Her favorite subject in school' is
reading. She also likes to hear
singer LeAnn Rimes sing.
Some of her favorites are-TV
show, Sabrina,.- the. Teenage
'Witch; favorite song, "One Way
Ticket"; and .favorite book. iyFrog
Sand Toa d". She' likes to play with


. Summer and Katlyn at school.
NMrs. Minger says this about
H Heather-"Heather is a very sweet
-,girl.. She tries hei best. If she
doesn't know something. she will
ask. I like that and I like Heather
', too!" Heather will; receive .a free
pizza compliments of P. J'.'s
Restaurant.
S, acuity Songbirds
S"In, the Christmas Cantata,
Call Him Jesus. several members
of the faculty sang at the United
Methodist Church on Sunday,. the
14th. Singers included Alisa
Walker, Rhonda Pridgeon, Linda
% Whitfield, 'Randy' Harper, Joe
Walker, and P.T.O. 'president
Kenny Strange.' It' wouldn't feel
like Christmas without singing!
Marianna Caverns
The third graders enjoyed a
tour of a limestone cave on
''Wednesday,' December 17th. This
field trip is a special favorite of the
students. It makes :the science
chapter on "Rocks" come alive. We
appreciate 'all the parents who
accompanied us.
t Third 'Year In A Row
For the third year in a row,
the enrichment classes of Alisa
Walker and Rhonda Pridgeon
have gone on an exciting field trip
to the Ocean Opry to a live musi-
cal on stage. The class really
enjoyed the "Children's Holiday
Musical" which was provided by
the v'ery' talented Rader Family.
Afterwards they picked up lunch-
es at Wendy's and headed for
Under the Oaks!
The Lady In The Rockisigs Chair
If you saw the beautiful light-_
ed Chrisf~iFas parTde this past
Saturday night in Wewahitchka.,
I'm sure you saw "Ms. Alisha's
Kindergarten Class" float. With.
the help of parents, the class dec-
orated their float on Saturday.
The kids in red and green blinking
hats sat as Mrs. Walker read to;
them.from her rocking chair. She
does that every day tool Thanks to
all the parents who helped out! It
was fun!
Merry Christmas
Dr. Bidwell and all his staff
would like to wish everyone a very
"Merry Christmas" and a "Happy
'.,New Year". School will resume on
January 5 for' the staff and on
January 6 for the students. "God
bless us all, everyone .


SBuIdo Ne w s


PORT ST. J(
7-^^
Congratulations Mr. Lewter
The faculty and staff of Port
St. Joe Elementary School would
like to congratulate Mr. Lewter on
'his retirement. We wish you all
the best and thank you for' all that"
you have done for our school. You
will be missed, but when the eagle
calls you must answer. WAR
EAGLE!
"..Students Of The Week"
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week". Kari
'Stephens. Chris Lynn, Sam
Ellmer, Brittany Sigmon, Shelley
Naylor, Jarrod McArdle and
Brandon Stitt.
Volunteer Spotlight
Our volunteer spotlight for
the week is on Jonna Durden.
Jonna volunteers for Mrs. Walther
and especially enjoys the chil-
dren. her hobbies include garden-
ing, dancing and aerobics. She
attended school in Vermont,
Connecticut and Florida. Thank
you Jonna for all you do at Port
St. Joe Elementary School.
Early Dismissal
Due to our Christmas holi-
days, school will be dismissed at
11:35 on Friday, December 19.
Students return to school on
Tuesday, January 6.
Bits 'n Pieces
Bits 'n Pieces Puppet Theatre
will be at Port St. Joe Elementary
School on Monday, January 12 to
present, "The Dinosaur and the
Ant". Parents are Invited to
attend. The first performance for
out pre-k, first, second, third and
sixth grade students will be at
9:00. All other students will


OE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

attend the 10:45 performance.
'Report Cards
Report cards for this grading'
period will be .sent home oni
Tuesday, January 13. If you1
:would like to schedule ai
parent/teacher conference, please,
call 227-1221...
Martin Luther, King Day
School will not be held onj
Monday, January* 19, due to'
Martin Luther King Day.
General Mills Box Tops
Our school is collecting
General Mills box tops. Please
help us by purchasing General
Mills cereals and sending the box
tops to school.
FCAT Testing
The FCAT will be given to all
fourth and fifth grade students on
January 27 and 28. The FCAT is
Florida's new student assessment
test. The FCAT will measure your
child's reading skills in grade
four. Fifth graders will take the
math portion of the FCAT.
Parents can help their child
by doing the following;
1. Ask your child to review
one homework assignment with
you each evening.
2. Ask your child to teach youi
'how to do the lesson.
3. When your children have a
writing project, ask them to show
you their work.
4. When your children have a
writing project, ask them to show
you their work.
5. Before your children take a
classroom rest, ask them to show
you some practice problems


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. DEC. 18, 1997 PAGE SB


MEDITATIONS OF A
(ITnutrg 3 rad r --

By LOWELL F. ADAMS

a Christian?
"Whosoever believes
that Jesus is the Christ
is born of God"
:- 'w : IJohn 5:1


.loW DOES ONE BECOME A CHRISTIAN? Do we
be mea Christian by living a clean, Holy life? God says 'No!"
in the second chapter of Ephesians ind many other Scriptures.;
God tells 'us in His revealed Word, The Bible, that Faith in
Jesus, and our acceptance of Him as our-Savior, is what makes
one a Christan. And verses 8 and 9 in that second chapter of
Ephesians cautions us that good works,,will not do it, for
salvation is a gift of God our Heavenly Father. -..
The Bible is the most valuable possession you and I can
own in this world. It contains God's loving instructions to those
lost souls, whom He 1pyes .and wants to redeem from certain
separation and eternaldestruction.. : .' ,
The part that'we call The OldTestament tells about the'fall
of mankind from the fellowship and Grace ,of,a living God ,It
tells about how Israel was God's chosen people to deliver His;.
message tb'ia lost world. He nurtured the ,nation of Israel, and.
sent many' prophets to guide people back into. fellowship with
the Creator. Salvatioilwas through the sacrificial death and shed
blood'of a perfect lamb. But humanity completely turned its
back on God and rejected the message of.the prophets. The Old
Testament shows, how the people He haid chosen became a
closed society, proudly worshiping their own traditions rather
than the living God. *, "
God still loved.lost humanity so niuclh.He sent Jesus, His
Son. to become the Sacrificial Lhmb for'the sins of mankind.
This is revealed in John 3:16. ,
Aside from the creation, the'birth of Jesus is 'the most
important event in human history. The' New'Testament is the
account of God's "New Coyenant" 'with humaiity. brought to
us by Jesus. Whosoever believes the Truth of .Jesus and accepts
Him as Lord and Savior, is "born again" intothe family of God..
In that new birth we have the Holy Spirit to help and guide
us in following the new vision 'e have' as a Child of'The
Heavenly Father. Christians try. but may npt always succeed,in. ,
their effort to live right. Whatever they may lack, Jesus
supplies. His shed blood cleanses every sin. Hallelujah, Amen!


Christmas Program
Christian Fellowship Baptist
Church. located on 15th Street in
Memco Beach. will host a
Christmas program on Sunday,
December 21 st. beginning at 6:00
p.m., EST. Full church participa-"
: ion is needed. All visitors are wel-
come attend. '
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Live Manger

Scene at MB
The First United Methodist
Church of Mexico Beach will be'"
hosting a live. manger scene, on'
December 22nd from 5:30 to 6:30
p .m (C TI. ,' -,v"'.-'," ,.
'. There will also be caroling,
with refreshments served after-
ward by the women of the church.
Everyone is cordially invited to
join them in celebrating the birth
of Jesus Christ. For additional
information, call Rev. Ted
"Lovelac'e at 64'8-8820 or 648-
4424. *


THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

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

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor



BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL,
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456

I A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD'
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET* EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
Sunday' School 9:45 am Discipleship Training 5:00 pm Sun Evening
Wed. Night at 7:00 pm. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study Prayer Meeting
'0 taste and see that the Lord isgaood: blessed is the man tlar trusted in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join'us in worship. God blest yu!
Pastor- David Nichols Church 6475'026' Home 769-8725
For information I-oncerning our bus ministry, please call 647-5026 -




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


Discover God's love! -
Everyone welcome 77

Long Avenue ..
BAPTIST CHURCH ,"I
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. & 5. p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer & Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth


Women's Retreat to Feature Speaker Jan McCray


The St. George Island United
Methodist Church will sponsor a
one day Women's," Retreat on
Saturday, February .7,. 1998 from
9:00 a.m. until 2:30 ip.m.
The featured keynote speaker
will be Jan McCray from St.


S,'*. I,

1Ov F.

O .I
Oliver F. Taylor


Petersburg, an ordained minister.
evangelist, and Bible teacher. The
Sfee to attend this one-day retreat
will be $10 per"-person and 'will
include a coffee break and lunch.
The retreat will be held at the St.
George Island United Methodist


Favor


With God

In Luke 1:30 we find
"Andr the angel" said to,
her,"` Do not be afraid,
Mary,, for you have found
favor with God." As a


Vis(tation Minister, First yourig girl Mary had,
United Methodist Church: found favor with God..
Certainly,' this announcement must have shak-'
en and scared her. This wA' not a normal occur-'
rence. ',
God had chosen to enter the human scene by
the birth of His son in the virgin Mary. Mary
would have, a, normal human birth in delivering'
her son. Jesus was born to be the Savior of all
'nmakind. Therefore, we 'have all found favor
with God. '
The one born in:Bethlehem is available to
every' person. However;' 'each person has 1to"
accept Christ in order to receive this favor from
God. As we prepare for Christmas we should"
open our hearts to retdro to Bethlehem. That',
special night so many years ago can happen in
our lives today. '
... .. '


Live Nativity


""Shepherds" Daniel and
Douglas May are shown in the
photo above participating in
the annual live nativity.


The First United Methodist
i' church Is again 'preparing their
- live nativity to be presented to the
public on December 19, 20 and
21 between the hours of 6:00 and
,8:30 p.m. .i
This will be the 16th annual
presentation of the live nativitV
and has become a tradition with-
tng the community to take the
children to see the animals and
for the whole family to witness the
'reenactment of' the miracle of,
'Christ's birth.
S unday morning at their 11
Sla.m. service, the Chancel Choir
SMill present their Christmas
Cantta.a;,.and. Sunday evenings
worship service at 7:00 p.m. will
be held around the nativity.
The community is welcome to ,
attend all church activities an be
reminded of the true meaning of
Christmas.


hIn iwiug "Mefnta 'Marnult 'KQ cro&s>
May 13, 1931 December 21, 1996
God saw him getting tired and a cure was not to be''
So he put His arms'around him and whispered, "Come with Me."
With tear-filled eyes we saw him suffer and we saw him fade away
Althoughwe loved him clearly, we could not make him stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, hard.working hands'to rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us -He only takes the best.
F Ouida,
Mike, Donna, Stephen & Ryan
Tonya, Lee, Nicole & Heather




Come and Be Blessed!
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther KingBlvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School ........ ........ ............. .. .......1. 0 a.m.'
M morning Service .:........................... .................... 11 a.m .
Tuesday Bible Study .....:. ......................................... 7 p.m.
Thursday Praise & W orship ...........'.......................... 7 p.m .
,'B ECAUSE.WE CAN DO YOU GOOD!"
,ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor .,
i

Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
(I mile north of QVerstreet Road) ,.


The Churchof Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday School 9a.m;CDT
Worship Service 10 a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study .......... 7 p.m. CDT



fTirst UnitedAMflethodistChurch
111. North 22nd Strefl Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church .................................. 9:00 a.m CT
Children's Church ... ..................,.-...9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ......... ......................'..10:15 a.m CT
Monday Night Bible lfdy...................5:30 p.m. CT

CHRISTIANItYf ON THE MOVE
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424 "' Office Phone: 648-8820


Church, located at 201 E. Gulf
Beach Drive, on St. George Island.
Registration will begin at 9:00
a.m., and deadUne for reserva-
tions is January 13, 1998.
Registrations should be mailed to:
Marsha Smith, Coordinator
Women's Retreat, St. George
Island United Methodist Church,
HCR Box 14, St. George Island,
Florida 32328. (Make registration
checks payable to St. George
Island United Methodist Church.)


Jan McCray speaks through-
out the United States and abroad
S providing leadership and preach-
ing for women's retreats, spiritual
renewals, church revivals and
camp meetings. She is a well
known platform speaker, 'at the
;United Methodist Conference,
Center at Leesburg.
Jan was educated at King
College in Bristol. Virginia. at the
University of California at
Riverside and at the St.
Petersburg Theological Seminary
in St. Petersburg. She has a B.A.
in Religious Education and a


Come and worship with us at:

FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th STREET PORT ST. JOE 229-6707

Sunday School............................10:00 A.M.
Morning Service... ......................11 .)0 A.M.
Evening Sevice..............6... :00 P.M.
Wednesday Prayei Meeting..........7:00 P.M.
Bill Taylur, Pastor Roger Lquks, Assistant Pastor
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IFCA



\\ /1 IThe friendly place to worship!
.... First Baptist Church
NMexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9.00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Adult Prayer & Bible Study, TeamKids (grades 1-6) at 6 30 p.m
Please note, all times central!
NURSERY PROVIDED FOR ALL SERVICES.
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776



fFirstfBaptist Churci h
"102 THIRD STREET* PORT ST. JOE u
Sennis Pledger Buddy Caswell
.Interim Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
Worship Service ..... ... .. . .8:30 am
I Sunday School .. ........ .9:45 am
Worship Service ... ... ... ..... '11:00 am
Disciple Training ... . . . 6:00 pm
: Evening Worship *. '... . .... ... 7:00 pm
S.Wednesday Prayer Meeting .... ...... ..7:00 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"



sIA& FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

W ^ CHURCH
711j l so508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756

"' SUNDAY WORSHIP .........................10 a.m.
". i ADULT SCHOOL ............................. 11 a.m.
SSUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children Nursery Available '
Pastor, Rev. Dr. Lewis W. Bullard



th thSConstitutimo and Mbnumtnt'
.' ie .i .- Port St. Joe ... : ,
THEUNIED METHODIST CHURCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School .........9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship .... 11:00a.m. Fellowship ..............6:00 p.m.
..... Evening Worship ..........7:30 p.m.
.(9,04)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Jesse Evans Wednesday ............7:30 p.m.'
PASTOR Choir Director, Robert E. Downs,,Jr.


This Week at Grace
- THE FOURTH WEEK OF ADVENT -


"PEACE ON EARTH'
LUKE2:1-7


Visit Us!
Upstairs First Union Bank Building
Sunday Worship 10 A.M and 5 P.M.
Bruce Duty, Pastor
C Study: 227-2583
tp Church: 227-1180
http://www.homtown.com/grace


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Master's Degree in Judaic
Studies. She is currently complet-
ing her course work for her PhD.
in Old Testament.
The Jan McCray Ministries,
Inc. is a faith ministry with a 15
member board who oversee and
advise. Jan preaches and teaches'
full time. She preaches the gospel
on secular radio in the Tampa
Bay area five .days a week, has a
tape ministry, counsels when:
.time permits and goes on a regu-
lar basis to Kenya, Africa to serve
among the Maasai tribe. ,.
She did part of her seminary
work in Israel and the ministry
sponsors' a yearly pilgrimage to
the Holy Land with Jan as
teacher.
Jan is a trained counselor in
the field of redemptive healing.
She is an author, her first book
entitled "The Love Every Woman
Needs," published by Chosen
Books of Revell Publishing/Baker
Books.
For further information call'
Marsha Smith at (850) 927-2782.











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MINUTES
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E.S.T.
The meeting reconvened at 7:55 p.m.,
E.S.T.
WORK CREW SUPERVISOR-Upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to hire Rusty Wood
(as recommended by the Department of
Corrections) as the new Prison Work Crew
Foreman II, effectively immediately.
VETERANS' SERVICE-Commis-
sioner Peters and other members of the
Board commended Veterans' Service Officer
Williams for making the recommendation to
the City of Port St. Joe that Gulf County
Veterans Clifford Sims be recognized.
SECONDARY ROAD & BRIDGE
FUNDS / INDUSTRIAL ROAD-
Commissioner Peters discussed the need
for repair work on the industrial Road. as
soon as there are funds available in the
Secondary Road & Bridge Fund.
REPAIR DALKEITH / DOC WHIT-
FIELD ROAD-Commissioner Stanley dis-
cussed' the need to widen the Doc Whitfield
Road (Howard Creek) and repair several
roads in Dalkelth.
TAX STATUS ST. JOE CORPORA-
TION PROPERTY-Commissioner Knot
discussed that the land classification of the
St Joe Corporation property should be
changed from agricultural exemption now
that they are leasing their properties to pri-
vate Individuals.
MEETING DECEMBER-Upon mo-
tion bv Commissioner Stanley. second by
Commissioner Knox, and unanimous %ote.
the Board cancelled their regular meeting
scheduled for December 23, 1997.
COUNTY EMPLOYEE SUPERVI-
SOR / PAYROLL-Upon motion by"Com-
missioner Traylor, second by Commissioner
Stanley, and unanimous vote, the goard
agreed to move Greg Pickron up to a super-
visory position while Louie Flowers is out on
vacation, and. to, give him the! 10%.pay
increase (if this is the amount designated In
the policy).
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Stanley.
second by Commissioner Traylor. and
unanimous vote. the meeting did then
adjourn at 8-05 p.m.. E.S.T.
WARREN J. YEAGER, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER' ,
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 10. 1997
WORKSHOP
The Gullf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in workshop
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Warren J. Yeager, Jr. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox. Nathan
Peters. Jr. John Stanley., Jr.. and Billy E.
Traylor (5:12 p.m.. E.S.T.)
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.'
Admnirdstrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg.
Solid Waste Director Joe Danford. and
Sh-erfl's Department Captain Joe Nugent.
The meeting was called to order at
5 03 p.m., E ST.
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX-
Lipon inquiry. Attorney McFarland reported
on the steps to be taken to Initiate a Tourist
Development Tax (Bed Tax) in Gulf Count'.
as follows:
Board would appoint a Tourism
Development Committee
STourism Development Committee
would prepare a Tourist Develop-
ment Plan
Board would adopt the Plan by ordi-
nance, and place issue on refeien-
Sdum.
Attorney McFarland reported that the
funds can be collected by the Count)'
according to County ;policies) or the
Department of Revenue will collect the
Funds for a fee (according to State policies).
, The Board then discussed the projected col-
lections and programs for which the funds
can be used.
There being no further business,fthe
meeting. did then adjourn at 5:18 p.m .
E.S.T. '
WARREN J. YEAGER. JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK ... ......., ,. ,,., ...

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 25. 1997
WORKSHOP
The Gulf County Board of County
Commi:ssioners met this date in special ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Warren J. Yeager. Jr and
Commissioners Tommy Knox. Nathan
Peters, Jr., John Stanley. Jr. and Bllly E.
Traylor.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland. Clerk Benny C. Lister,
Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore. Chief
Administrator Don Butler. Admmistrauve
Assistant Debbe Wibberg. Administrator/
Emergency Management Director Larry
Wells. Emergency Management/91 t
Coordinator Marshall Nelson, Maintenance
Superintendent Joe Bearden, Veterans'
Service Officer/S.H.l.P., Administratqr Bo
Williams, Property Appraiser Kesley
Colbert, Sheriffs Department Captain Joe
Nugent, and Tax Collector Eda Ruth Taylor
0The meeting was called to order at
5:03 p.m., E.S.T.
1997-98 BUDGET EXPENDI-
TURES/ ADMINISTRATION BUILD-
ING-Chairman VYeager discussed that
Florida Coast Paper Company, LL.C. filed a
lawsuit against the Property Appraiser and
the Department of Revenue (Case #97-362-
CA) and made only a "good faith" tax pay-
ment, which for the Board is approximately
$450,000 00 less than the amount antici-
pated. After discussion about the need to be
very cautious with the expenditures,
Chairman Yeager and Commissioners
Peters and Stanley stated that they are
Supposed to any employee lay-offs and feel
certain projects should be put on hold
(completion of the administration building
new telephone system, etc.). Commissioner
Travlor stated that the Board has been


through this situation before with St. Joe
Paper Company, and he discussed the pos-
sibility of cutting employee hours. After dis-
cussion by Property Appraiser Colbert and
Tax Collector Taylor about the previous St.
Joe Paper Company lawsuit and the cir-
cumstances with Florida Coast Paper
Company. L.L.C., Commissioner Knox stat-
ed that Florida Coast Paper should be held
liable for any repercussions from this
action.
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Compissioner Stanley, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
5:25 p.m., E.S.T.
WARREN J. YEAGER, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK


For Youth and Adults


Florida's three Poison Infor-
mation Centers in Jacksonville,,
Miami and Tampa have launched
a special- seasonal awareness
campaign "To Grandmother's
House We 6 d6," designed, t6 help
prevent accidental poisoning ex-..
posures to two of the state's most
vulnerable populations-toddlers
and elderly residents or visitors.
S Holidays sare unique in that
there are so many opportunities i
for Increased interaction between
generations. Festive parties,
beautifully decorated homes and ,
treasured times spent with family
and friends make the season "
special time. But for everyone.
young and old alike, the holidays
can be hectic and often' exhaust-
Sng,'as well as exciting. And travel
can make life even more stressful
during the busy weeks between
'Thanksgiving and New Year's .-
Throughout America., a child
,is poisoned every 30 seconds, ac-,,
cording to the American Associa-
tion of' Poison Control. Centers.
And although the number of pol-
sonings In the senior generation
is small considered to those of
children, the fatalitles' among the
elderly are considered to be ex-
tremely high.
"Our statewide information
efforts go hand in hand with the
current Consumer Product Safety
Commission's 'Grandchild Safety'
campaign," said Jacksonville's
Poison Information Center Direc-
tor, Jay L. Schauben, Pharm. D.,
ABAT. "But the focus is expanded
to include grandparents' safety,
too."
Accidental poisoning due to
misuse of medications by seniors
is a growing concern. An alarm-
ing 20% of all poisoning fatalities
occurred in the generation of
adults older than 60 years of age.
The average person over 65 takes
between two and seven prescrip-
tion medications daily, and has
more than 13 prescriptions filled
each year. Adults over 65 con-
sume more than 30% of all medi-
cations prescribed and purchase
r 40% of over-the-counter drugs.
As a vacation or retirement
destination, Florida attracts thou-
sands of families and elderly visi-
tors. Overnight visits, even to the
homes of relatives, can be diso-
rienting for the very young and
t also for the elderly. Things are
not in familiar places. Seniors
might accidentally take their
spouse's or others medicine. Peo-
ple who don't always have young-
sters around need to take every


precaution to make the season
*poison-proof even if it means be-
ing temporarily inconvenienced.
.Poisonings have happened.
when the medicines of older per-
sons have been taken by chil-
dren. A study conducted for the
U.S. Consumer. Product Safetly
Commission by the. American As-
sociation of Poison Control Cen-
ters found that 23'-; of the oral
prescription drugs ingested by.
children under five belonged to.
someone who did not live with the
child. Overall. 176% belonged to ai
grandparent or great-grandpar-
ent. -The American Academy of
Pediatrics reports that 36% of all
'prescription drugs swallowed by
preschoolers belong to grandpar-
ents. '
"The data 'clearly suggests,
that grandparents-and all.
adults--need to. use child.-
resistant packaging and keep
medicines properly secured, aware
from youngsters," said Dr. Schau
ben.
As of January .21st, 1998. al)
dispensed products., including
prescription drugs, must comply
with ,the standards set by the
1995 .amendments to the 197..
Poison Prevention Packaging Act
(PPA). The date marks the end of
an 18-month stay in the enforce-
ment of the senior-adult portion
of the requirements on special
child-resistant .packaging of
household substances. Older
American consumers in particu-
lar, had expressed concern about.
the difficulty in opening the child-
resistant packages. New packag-
ing is designed to be more "adult-
friendly" as well as child resist-
ant.
"But remember, child-
resistant does not' mean child-
proof" said Ann Brown, Chair-
man of the U.S. Consumer Prod-
uct Safety Commission. Last,
week,' as the commission'
launched its 'grandchild safety
campaign to educate grandparl
ents, Brown urged them to check"
their homes for hidden hazards
during the holidays. Either th~y
might not be aware, or simp r
have forgotten, the potential dan-
gers of everyday items or sub-
stances left within reach of small
children.
"Don't let the holidays be haz-
ardous to the health of loved
ones-regardless of their age,;
said Dr. Schauben. "For emergenC
cy information and expert advise
call us first. Sometimes, due to


tion Center/Jacksonville is a
cooperative effort between the
University of Florida College of
Pharmacy, University Medical


Center in Jacksonville and the."
University of Florida Roy M. Bak- :
er Health Science Center in Jack-
sonville.


the situation, the trained profes-
%sionals who operate the 1-800-
1282-3171 (V/TIY) Hotline will ad-
vise the caller of what not to do
before attempting to manage a
Dear Counselorpotential poisoning exposure. If
reactions or symptoms to poison-
ings are obviously serious, call
S 911 immediately."
m The Florida Poison Informa-
This column is provided as a service of the Gulf County Guidance.Clinic, Inc., a professional counseling_,_i tion ne hvork provides free public
and mental health center. it is not Intended to replace psychological counseling 6 treatment services in formation and educational ser-
Sonformation and educational ser
Dear Counselor: The only way to confirri 4 vices, funded largely by the Stte
My husband has been keep- obstructive sleep" apnea, is t, d of Florida. Department of Health'
ing me awake at night with his have a medical evaluation to rule and Children's Medical Services.
heavy snoring. Sometimes he out medical or neurological con The Florida Poison Informa-
even seems to stop breathing for ditlons. Your husband may also, d'
about 30 seconds and seems to be referred to a sleep lab for some
begin to wake up but doesn't overnight tests to confirm the
usually remember it. He talks of diagnosis.. ''" "
being tired and occasionally When doctors confirm the .1
depressed. He seems excessively diagnosis, they usually recom' k 5 "
sleepy and no matter how much mend weight loss to relieve press, "
he sleeps, he never seems to get sure on the airway, exercise tQZ !
enough rest. When we .drive relievesstress, and advise against,
somewhere, he often has times drinking alcohol or taking sleep- .'
when he nearly falls asleep, at, the ing,: pills or tranquilizers since. -
wheel. Do you have any sugges- these increase muscle weakness!.f -
tions for helping him? in the airway.
Signed, Awake But Concerned. Treatment can involve thera-,
Spycalled "Continuous Positive,
Dear "Awake But Concerned"' Airway Pressure .(CPAP), surgical.
Many of our clients' at the refridval of the uvula and other)' .
Gulf County Guidari'e 'Clrnic excess tissue in the airway, a- S
describe disturbed sleep, pat- chest beeper system, to alert th'
terns. Anxiety and 'depressive individual to sleep' on their side'. .
conditions frequently have rather than their back, and/or a
accompanying sleep distur-:- dental appliance to assist with_
bances. By your ,description keepingtthe airway open.
though, your husband rmay be. 'Sleep apnea is a medical 'con'
suffering'from sleep apnea. edition 'which ca6n place an indi i
the,,most common type of vidual at serious' health risk:
sleep apnea is obstructive apnea,. Problems withJ fatigue, depres- I
and it is believed to effect about- sion, : and motivation usually
1%. of the adult'population, more result too. Relationships can also,
frequently men, but also women be adversely, effected. The Gulf
and children. C'ouny~ Guidance Clinic can help
Obstruction In the upper air- with the mood and relationship I must say Lady that when
way., which results in decreased concerns, but you need to seek ever received. I became as de
oxygen being taken in. is thought medical Intervention first. There. ,r
to be the cause, and it may force are a number of professionals in, you sitting ii the'passenger si
individuals to stop breathing for the area that specialize in sleep. and worked at. You loved to c
30-seconds or more several times -disturbances. Do:not hesitate to>. ,
a night. The person then has to contact us for referral. watch sitting in front of the stc
wake up to breathe agair but; Sincerely, Edwin R. Ailes, M. S.- passed. Everybody seemed to
usually Isn't aware of it. Li. Marriage & Family Therapist. There was always someth
There are manyy long-term i ,. Certified School Psychologist knew you loved me also. I coL
health implications- of sleep Note: Please address your ques-
apnea that are surfacing. tions and comments to: ) even if I left, before you did. S
Sufferers seem to have more high Dear Counselor, 311 Williams He t6ok nmei So after about 3
blood pressure, strokes and Avenue, Port St.. Joe, FL 32456. ,,f a reli from ain-thr
heart attacks than usual. Since Names and addresses are option- ound a reef rom pain-trc
the individual does not stay In al and will remain confidential. I greeted you every morni
the stages of sleep. where we Letters may be edited for length. pray with you and ask for ca
obtain the most rest, sufferers Urgent inquiries and requests for '
are often chronically fatigued and professional counseling should be I told you many times a d
sometimes depressed. directed by phone to 227-1145. as He took you. You were par
and me to you. The loss of yo
g*l Lady-I will always hold

Adults Urgeed toHeed always be with me
always be with me.



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Lady-as I try to remember the
5 past 7 years of our lives together,
there are precious memories of
SI each day mixed with true love and
devotion. You contributed toward
the happy life that we shared
together. You were 5 years old '
when I got you and a very sick dog,
but you made it through.

God gave you to me He gave me the most beautiful gift I have
:voted to you as you were.to me. A lot of people will remember
de of our Jeep going to work at the jewelry store we owned
go-and I always took you when I could. You loved to people
ore in the car and just looking quietly for hours as people
"love you.
ng that bothered me constantly-I loved you so much and I
ujdn't resteasy because I wanted you to always be cared for
So I asked-God to please take you home to be with him before
days of being sick on the early morning of December 14th you
ugh God.
ng by going to your couch that you loved so much and I would
re of us through the day.
ay how much I loved you. I know that God took the pain away
rt of God's creation and openly I thank Him for giving you to me
)u is almost as much as, I can stand.
your precious memories in my heart because in spirit you will


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


I FORREN'TF I M fIi HI REAL *ESTATEI REAL EStATE. IU RELVSTTEI,i
Hotpoint^^^^^^^^^^B refrigerator,^^^^^^^^^^B run and^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ freezes^^^^^^^^^^^


AUCTION Every Friday Night,
7 p.m. EST at Old Port Theatre Antique'
Mall, PSJ. Christmas Shop 'til midnight!
Wade Clark Auctions,
850-229-9282.
10% Buyer's Premium.
AB1239, AU 1737 AU174T C 1127




1992 Mercury Sable GS. Call after 5
pm. 850-653-9243, $3,995. 2tp 12/18
1997 Toyota Camry LE, 4 door, still
under warranty & loaded. 'Call 647-
3039. Itc 12/18
1983 Mercedes, 32 mpg, excel. cond.,
$5,250. 227-3889 anytime.. 2te 12/18'
GO CART 1996 one seater, 5 hp
engine, live axle i roll bar, has not had
much use. $625.00. Call 648-4222 after
5.. tfc 12/4
CARS & CREDIT
Need a car? Can't get a loan with the
bank? Maybe we can help. OAKLEY'S
CARS & TRUCKS is again offering buy
here pay here financing on a, limited
number of cars. Low down payments -
low monthly payments. For details'.
come see'us at our lot on Madison St. in
Oak Grove or call 227-1294 Iltc 12/11
GO-KARTSt Barfield's Lawn &
Garden, 229-2727. 4tc 12/4"
1997 Toyota Tercel, tinted windows,
am/fm cassette, sport fin, must sell,'
227-2551 or 227-1156. tfc 12/4
1979 Ford truck F150, 4x4, 351 modi-
fled aluminum intake, Holley 4-barrel
lift kit., new rad., new rear end, new
drive shaft, new headers. 227-1192.




MEXICO BEACH, HWY. 98, 2 bdrm., 1
1/2 ba., townhouse, all appliances, 1
year lease, $500 month, $500 security,
850-233-3629.: 3tc 12/18
Business for Rent: ready to be opened,
41st St. and Highway 98, Mexico Beach.
Possibly for small restaurant, 648-
3090. I ltc 12/18
Small two bedroom furnished trailer,
$275 month, 1 montyh in advance plus
$100 deposit. 227-1318 after 4 p.m.
2tc 12/18
Large travel trailer for rent, $300 per
month Includes site w/water; elec.,
sewer & cable tv. 648-5229. 2tc 12/11
2 bedroom trailer, $275 month plus
utilities, 315 Bonita, Highland View.
647-3875. tfe 12/11


One bedroom apartment. Call 229-2727
or 229-9000. tfc 12/4
1,200 sq. ft. office space, located on
Hwy. C-30, $750 month, includes utili-
ties. Call 227-1774. tfc 12/4
Storage Units Now Available! Bayou
Storage serves Cape San Blas, Simmons
Bayou and the Port St. Joe area. 5x10,
20x10 and 10x20. Located next to Todd
Land Development in Simmons Bayou.
Call 229-8397 or 227-2191 (weekends).
tfc 12/4
One and two bedroom apartments. 2
blocks from beach. Beacon Hill, reason-
able. Call 912-246-1250. tfc 12/4
UNFURNISHED
Large 2 bdrm.. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
*New extra'lg. 3.bdrm. house, 1 1/2 ba.,
inside laundry. rm, ch&a, dishwasher
& stove, fully carpeted. No pets.
FURNISHED' '. ;
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat'&&air,'
washer/dryer hook-up.: .'.'
'*One bedroom apartment,. washer
, i/dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
tfce 12/4





Yard' Sale Friday, Dec. 19.. Tools,
movies, household stuff, 8:00 until
5:00, 1003 Woodward Ave. tp


YARD SALE

1624 Palm Blvd.
Sat., Dec. 20th'
8:00 a.m. until ",






CNA, part time flexible in shifts, Bay St.
Joseph Care Center, 220 9th St., 229-.
8244. It 12/18
Telephone Sales: local manufacturer
needs individuals to' sell our equipment
to' il companies, 'cpr washes conve-
nience stores &.dealers distributor.
Phone sales experience desired but not
required. Call 850=-227-2057, ext. 23,
or send resume to: GHC, Inc., P. 0. Box
373, Port st. Joe, FL 32457. 2tc 12/18
RN's, LPN's, part time flexible in shifts.
Bay St. Joseph Care Center, 220 9th
St., 229-8244.. ,it 12/18


S',.: ,, ..".-" ...... ..-"Experienced : carpenters, need'tiranrs-
Wewahitchka, nice two bedroom, 2 bath' potationad d tools'. Gret pay. alf 48-"
14k70' furnished mobile, home on nice :8914 or 653-8019. il t12/18"
lot,' utilities furnished, $400 month. ,14or.53.-801." v21:
References required. Also NO pets. Call Need cleaning lady. For more details call
648-5905 after 6 p.m. 2tc 12/11 227-7408. 2tc 12/,1J
For Rent: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, pool, Experienced nail tech needed. For
garage, 124 Selma, St. Joe Beach, $750 very busy salon on. St. George Island.
month. First and last' plus cleaning 850-923-3500. t fc 12/1,
deposit. 64773461 or 1-612-416-3711. ,
tfc 12/11, Taking applications for weekend night
Two, bedr.oom ,f ur e t .re in ,,security/grounds keeper. Must be 21',
Tgho bedroom, urnished trailer ,$1 i n tranportation and phone. Apply In I
dHitghlandVe $ 227-1260. t 12/4 p ersone ben.9ai. 3p. Monday
deposit. 227-1260. Friday,"El Governror Motel, Mexdco
Liberty 'Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Beach., 3tc 12/11
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Affordable
housing for the elderly and the hand- (1 I '


capped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., stove & refrig., fur-
nished, fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts. on
site
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
tfc 12/4


For Rent: quaint building, clean, small, _
easy to decorate, ideal for small wed-
dings, receptions, dinners, great rates.
For information call 227-1278, or'227- a '
1776. tfc 9/25 '1age
age,


Apartment for rint, Hwy. 98, Mexico
Beach, Lg. upstairs 2 bdrm. cable,
water, garbage finished, $500 month,
$500 deposit. optional lease. 648-4384"
or 648-5139. tfc 12/4,


For Rent: Several beach front and gulf
view executive type homes and town-
homes available at off-season monthly
rates until April 1, 1998. For complete
details call Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, Inc. 648-5777 or 1-800-874-
5073. tfc 12/4
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfc 12/4
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 12/4

Safe 'N Dry Storage
$25 month
302-B Reid Ave., PSI FL
850-229-9000


Storage

Units

229-6200


LOST IN OAK GROVE. black and tan
Pekingese, answers,'to Gizmo, very spe-
ciali! Please; call 'with any Information,
227-2505. 2tp 12/11


ie 2 Sing & Snore Ernies in pack-
highest bidder, Mexico Beach 648-
L ltc 12/18.


Sleeper sofa, tan color, $50; recliner,
rust color, $40; chest of drawers $30,
drapes & bedspread. Call 648-85,75.:
S- iltc 12/18


Queen sleeper sbfa, $125; ex. Ig. teal,'
stuffed chair and ottoman, $125; both' 3
years old & comfy. Long antique buffet,
$125. Other furniture also.647-3461. '"
2tp 12/18'
FREE CASH GRANTS! College, Scholar-
ships. Business. Medical bills. Never'
Repay. Toll Free 1-800-218-9000, ext.
G-9513. 4tp 12/18
Double size black iron canpoy bed, paid
$300, black/silver mirrored 6-drawer
dresser, and tall 6-drawer dresser, $275
or best offer. 227-3412 after 5 p.m., or
leave message.

Steel buildings, new, engineered
40x60x12 was $15,500 now $9,390;
50x100xl6 was $26,200 now $18,990;
60x200x16 was $62,500 now $39,972.
1-800-406-5126. ltp 12/18
Large two bedroom mobile home for
sale, renovation not completed, $4,600.
As is. 648-5229. ltc 12/18
King Cobra driver graphirte reg. flex
$95; Titleist 3 wood reg. flex graphite
$85. Both 1997 models, 229-9338.
2tp 12/11


5994


Hotpoint refrigerator, runs and freezes
well, make an offer. 229-8623.




Adorable lab mix puppies, ready
Christmas Eve. 648-8903. 2tc 12/18
GOLDEN RETRIEVER pups, AKC reg.
champion bloodline, $250' each. 229-
6681 after 5 p.m. 3tc 12/18
There's a BIG difference in liquid worm-
ers. Ask BARFIELD'S LAWN & GARDEN
(2:29-2727), 'about ALL NEW HAPPY
JACK LIQUI-VICT. Discover the differ-
encel' 6tc 12/18
Have a heart. Save a life, adopt or foster
a dog for Christmas abandoned because
she's pregnant blue tick hound; big &
beautiful, part Dalmation pup :12
weeks, vet :checked, first shots, on
heartworm, sweet little miss. Gorgeous
golden retriever; sweet, gentle, honey
colored little mutt about 12 weeks old.
,;Weimaranic', baby female, will be exe-
cuted if~ not "placed. in a home.
Temporary or permanent homes need-
ed. Call 227-1103 or 647-4047.
2tc 12/18'

AKC basset hound, 4 months old, male,
$200. Call 648-8751. 2tc 12/11



REA ESTATE'" '""* '\'' '*"'


1985 14ix70' 2 bdrm.,' ba. mobile
home w/3. acres of. land with 2 out-
buildings, deep well, lg. deck in White
OCty, $39,000. 827-28389 after 5 p.m.
S ., 4tc,12/18


COSTIN'S
Bookkeeping Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8581



Cabinets, custom Mantles,
Furniture, Trim.
Bob/Janna Rinehart
227-3590: ,


ROGER STOKES
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
647-3328 -
Free Estimates RF 0066770
PLUMBING REPAIRS
I tp 10/23



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


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


1 '(Residential
OL. Commercial
Termiite & Pest Control
* Terite Treatments Restaurant Motel
' Flea Coritpl Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WOO) Reports Construction Sites,
[ FAMILY OWNED
1 PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
v Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections


New Southern sytle 1844 sq. ft. 3 bed-
room,. 3 bath, 18x40 dr/lr, 3dx10l
porch, 2 car garage, 1 acre lot, 1000' to
Dead Lakes Landing, $95,0001'Call
639-3087. 2tc' 12/11
Lots on Dead Lakes, West Arm Section.
,all1639-5920. tfc 12/4,
kIOUSE FOR SALE: 1034 McClellan
nvefue, 2 bedroom' 1 bath; kitchen,
fining room, den, central heat/air,'large
ot -(corner 13th &' McClellan), appxol-
piately 900 sq. ft. $42,500. 22.7-1280,
after 6:00 p.m. 2tc 12/11
bdrm,, 2 ba. home with swimming
iool, garage, $750. First ahi'd 'last
months' rent, located at 124 Selna'bSt.,
jt.JJoe Beach. Call '647-3461 or ,229-
P704. j tf;,1/27
' BR masonry home, with large, in-
groVund pool, $69,500. MUST ELLI
129-9282 Days, 229-2580, evenings.

Home for sale by owner: brick home, 1
11/2 lots, nice neighborhood. :4,;bed-'
Iooms, 2.5 baths, family room, ,sun
'oom. Formal living & dining room.,
,Custom kitchen & breakfast nook, "iot'
itub, swimming pool, large' deck, fericed
an 'back yard. 2700V sq. ft. heating &;
Pooling. Location l'1031. 20th 'Sti, PSJ
,(904) 229-8409. By appointment-only.- y
, .. tfc 12/4'
, or sale by owner: two story new .,,ome,
:2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrrim., 2 1.2 bath, mas-
ter" bdrm., 22'x16'; with garderin tub,'
,6uriken den w/fireplace and home thez
.atre system with surround sound: Front
and rear porch, 12'xl6' util. shed.'By
appt. only. 101 Yaupon, 229-641,1.
3 bdrm., 1 ba. house w/fireplace, cer.,
h&a on 1/2 acre lot at Howard 'Creek.
$35,000. 827-2128:.' tfe A 2/4


Auto Rates Have
Been Reduced!
Call Hannon Insurance,
227.,133 ,
ffc 10/2


Do-It-Yourself Pest
Control Products at
Barfield's Lawn & Garden
2292727,:


STUTZMAN ROOFING
RC #0038936
Specializing'in Reroofs*
Single-Ply & Repairs
"Where Quality Isigher Than Price"
229-8631
tic 12/4



HANDYMAN, '
SERVICE,/'
- Household Repairs '.
SPainting, Interior/Exterior Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
FREE ESTIMATES
(850) 229-1,051. TFc 12
]# f,1- r "2/18











PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
1St. Joet Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
/' MINI-STORnRG



5X 1 10X10 10X20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A
Week
-'ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT


STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING

. CARPET CLEANING

< C)
Lu
:. Odor Control 24 Hr Water Damage

(850) f-ASt 'r98 1r4-9S3
ul 0


STEAM CLEANING


STEAM CLEANING


Beautiful town home, Barrier Dunes,
completely redone. Can see ocean from
all 3 decks. Many extras, some furni-
ture stays.' Call 227-3351. tfc 12/4


3 bedroom, 1 bath brick home on shad-
ed corner. lopt in Highland View. Cen.
h/a, fireplace, new carpet in living area,
utility room, storage and boat shed,
$42,500. 227-1604. tfc 12/4
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. tfc 12/4
Spacious,3 bdrm., 2 ba'. manufactured
A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75'x150' lot in quiet
neighborhood. on St. Joe Beach, asking
$55,000. Call 6,47-3292. tfc 11/6,
House for Sale: 2 bdrm., I ba. vinyl sid-
ing, septic'tank,' all utilities hooked up,
9235 Cockles Ave., Beacon Hill. 850-'
592-5071.' 8tp 11/6
1/2 acre, lots, 5 miles, n. of Overstreet, .
Bridge at Creekvlew Subd., with septic,,
tank & well. $2,500 down, $132. 16 mo.
Call George, 229-603'1.. 'tf 12/4


Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding
,-:Area for 15 Plus Years 'f-;
Major Appliance, Air Condition, &
Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
850-229-8416
RA0043378 *.ER 0007623


e Rden tial' *. Custom Wood
' "C mercial ndustr a
A8R Fence
fencing and Coaerete Work
Albert Reischmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 (850) 647-4047


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


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 12/4


1/2 acre lots on
paved county road,
septic tanks, wells,
natural gas, ready to
move onto. 816,000.
Owner financing with
100% down.
:CallSBiflyCart,
227-2020,647-3381.
tfc 11/6


available at,


G IFTS '97 StatE A l*et^
' Championship :
Clocks -S"
-cks nHouse,




JEFF'S

CUSTOM LAWN
SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559
Lawn Care, Edging,
Trimming, Mowing,
Odd Jobs, Insured
t c 10/2


SISteveSPa-inting Service
PAINT, STAIN & PRESSURE WASH
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
-: h STEVE AILES Call 647-8314
Experienced Insured Reasonable ree Estimates


S. 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, RA054218,



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
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
S:siates INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
(Sti1 MINOR ELECTRICAL
PORT ST. JOE; FLORIDA 904/229-6821



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

Free Estimates, Call Anytime 6488258
tfc 12/4


S THE CABINET

SHOPPE

Jeff Powell, Owner

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


ClassifiedAdvertising Pays! i

Call 227-1278 to place yours!


TRADES and SERVICES


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PAGE 8B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 18, 1997


p


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 12/4
Two bdrm., 1 ba. mobile home for sale
on 1 1/2 lot at Beacon Hill. Owner
financing. $35,000. $5,000 down. New
appliances, new air cond. Call Billy
Carr, 227-2020 or 227-6556.
tfc 12/4




Want to Buy: Headboard for double
bed, good queen size mattress, elec.
service pole w/100 or 200 amp break-
er box. Call 648-5905 after 6 p.m.,
2tc 12/11





NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose an4 Effect- T, Gulf Counrrn Se-nool,
Boand proposes to amndn1 ar. adt p:lirie.. as
proud-d for In the Administrative Procedures Act,
for the purpose of bringing said policies into com-
pliance with Florida Statutes and State Board of
Education Rules. .
Summary: The following is a -rnif dericnpurn of
each proposal change.
Gulf District Schools Pupil Progression Plan
Change all references to "(22 credits)" to "will
be the same as required for all students."
IPage; 29 30 .31 and 321
Add ne foilonm_ s.aremtint a3 end rf n6 nor,
page 43 "Senjrior Lrinsfemng r101f,:' ihe adUiJI'
pru-oam from a Flonda nigh -ch:-l must
mete Lre :ime Crdir requirements s nil.-f
her granuaunr.g cl:.,
Economic Impact: The ,e proup,)o-. ilill r.5jl in
n. dirt ,: c,; 3i 5,:.:.iatied iLh imiplmierne iauu:ru
IF REQUESTED. A HE-RING WILL BE HELD AT-
TLme- 61(.PMt1 E1
Date Tu'edaN Januar, i3 1998
Fl,'e Board Ri-,:-m
Gulf Counrn Sch3ool B)ard Ollite
150 MiAjle S.:n ol Foa.j
PonSt Joe FL 324z6


PET SITTER
AVAILABLE. ,*
Cats, dogs, and
anything else!! .
2 yqqrq experience
Willing to work. Don Jecha.
Call me at
(850) 647-3651
:tip 12 Ir


STUMP GRINDING
Average Stump $10.00
1-8o00-628-8733
A-1 Tree Service & Slump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.



LIVESTOCK
Horseshoeing
8 Trimming
229-9737


Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Lie. RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call 2296326
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.


The entire text of the proposed rules can be
inspected during regular office hours at the Gulf
County School Board Office, 150 Middle School
Road, Port St. Joe. FL.
Special legal authority under which the adoption is
authorized and the law being implemented and
interpreted are made specific.
The addition and changes are proposed by Sara
Joe Wooten, Director of Instructional Services and
approved for consideration by Jerry E. Kelley.
Superintendent.
Amendments to:
Page 29
Page 30
Page 31
Page 32
Page 43
2tc, December 11 and 18. 1997.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that St. Joseph,
Land & Development Co. the holder of the follow-
Ing Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued therepn. The certificate num-
ber and year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which, it was assessed
are as follows:
Certificate No. 101
Year of Issuance 1995
Application No. 97-22
R.E. No. 01077-000 ,
Description of Property:
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Beginning at the
Noriheadt Corner of e, uor. 13, Township 6 South,
Range 9 West; thenc- runranc Wt-, aa:.rq rht
North boundary line oi ;:ud CSert.: 13 a o5 i tin.:e
of 1380 feet: thence run South 200 feet for the
Point of Beginning; thence run South 210 feet;
thence run West'210 feet; thence run North 210
feet: thence run East 210 feet to the Point of
Beginning, and being in the Northwest Quarter of
the Northeast Quarter of Sectionr 13. Township 6,
,South, Range 9 West.
Name in which assessed:
J. T. Murff, and J. T.- Murff, Jr.',
All of said property being in the Gulf County. State
of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed accord-,
'ing to law, the propenii .le-nbea inr si,.h certifi-
cate will ,be sold ii tht highest bidder in the front',
Lobby of tihe Guli Couunit a.L-,iihuucae a 1L1:00.
AM.,' S T u.. VWdnei.,-a the 14h. day'of
'January 1998. : .*
aDated this 10th day of December 1997.
BENN' C LISTED ,
CLERK OF THE CiRCI.ilT COURT
GULF C:OLN-il FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
Deputy Clerk
A4tc. December 18 and 25, 1'997, and January, 1
and8, 1998
CABLE TV ASSETS FOR
SALE BY RECEIVER
The Receier of the a;ei.l 01 Reiel CSSF
Joimt Venture I RlJel CSSr I appointed pursuant to
Lne Order of the United State, District Court lor
The Diinrt of Mrasachu-eti; I'Courtl dated


O Port St. Joe Lodge No. 111
S.Reg. Stated
Communication
I/st & 3rd Thursday
of each month. 8:00
p.im.,Masonic Hall,
2i4 Reid Ave.
Richard Robinson, W.M. ,
SBill Jordon. Sec.
1st & 3rd weeks -Dec.





Catherine L. Collier
lirrdcperdc-ii Salci Rrprcsentwaitt
211 A rlen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
(850) 229-6460


MARATHON
MARTIAL
ARTS



The finest in physical fitness &
self defense. Adult Classes.
Specialized Children's Classes
Call 227-0SO5
: 4 11/20


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

$1 8.95 plus tax

COMPLETE MUFFLER
SERVICE
'We Custom Bend Pipe for You.
Offering Complete
Outboard Motor Repair.
Owned & Operated by Danny Clayton

133 S. 2nd St. Wewa
639-4174 or 639-4175
tic 10/2


Pcew 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. #RA0066486 229-COOL


4, 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


March 18, 1997, 1 ul nr, Hfor ,ale certari -.il
property located in F,:n Sr Joe Fl.-.nda i.id ;-.v
used or useful in cable i leis .in ,,i);terr -i e-r-'
residents In the Georgia counties of Appling (City of
Surrency),. Brantley (City of Hoboken), Bullnck-
(Portal) Burke (Midville and City of Sardis),
Chatham (Port Wentworth). Efflngham ICitv. ofp
Guyton). Glascock (City of Gibson); JUrie.,n ri1 -
of Stapleton), Lee (City of Smithville) 5 um'er lTrr,
of Leslie and City of Plains and C.ibb LaiK,.
Blackshear/Desoto). and the Florida Cunr, 1,:4
Gulf (Port St. Joe). "' t
The Receiver has entered into an Asset
Purchase Agreement ("Agreement") dited c
September 17, 1997, subject to approval of the
Court, to sell substantially all of the assets of Rijelf.
CSSF for a cash purchase price of $2,800,00.0 The' .
Receiver will entertain higher or better offers equal
to or greater than S2.850 000 Interested pur-
chasers should submit hignerr or bteur .:I.[er_ I.:. A
the Receiver Inri -.runrig b\ % 00 p m *,n or bel.-re
January' 29. 19,96 Panue. _ub-iatung higher or
-better offers will be required to deposit with.-the.--
Receiver $200,000 in certified funds as a refund-
abl' depo.int i.:.ad,- the purha-e: pnce rinI pro
tide ,.-ul l.J:,r e.10iJnce olh the- .Eli, i. I- pa\ in
c t3ah the balarice ol iny oiler iIo p.i.cihai 1 .
-:aeL- Panruje ubriiturnc hiehec or Lbe[-ter ,Olri-
"ill be rtq.uir.d I- .appe.ar at .i h. airi,? ., b5 e hr.l
oin aFtbruan 193-l at 4 ii,) p m at dhir ljr,.Ilcl
SStitei Dictirit Court. .John W PIcC:irtri.:k
Building I, 5 F.v4.i OKeilre C..nUC ,-urliuu'- F..vi
Massachusetts.
T he' asei ill'ered b\ th- R.:e c cr i::.n-i.i_ of
the ..:.ll:ming III real prope'ry the real property
locatedtlat 503 Third Street;,"Port St:. Joe,, Florida"-
consisting of an office building and, real property
idenulieJ as L:.t I ,Il ,tk I i ,r J L ti 3 Block I I. ff-
.the Cin of F'n St -iuc Flond.a. a.:cordinrt [t u'
'uliciial map tiererof irin ile m the Olirem otf lhe Clirk
el C ircuii Court Gull .Counn flornda and hetdenid
r:elmting 'ii l- :au.,rn :n Nile- Roal, i. F Port St J1:-'
rl nd,. and 121 perornal property Sa elli'e dlih-,
earth tiiuoni, It:,.ers p,-,- :uppll-i de:'rarr-
blers' *modulator. -rrambleri. antennas, equip- j
meant racks. lp't line 'piiuirs receivers, coaxial
'cable amnplihiers ind uothr equipment necessary
for pcfm i.ng table riel.- imn seni .ea customer
lists, headeqid leases',sqrossing Agreements, Pole
,Attachment Agreements and copies of all records
including'billling and, other databases.
FOR MORE INFOI.ATION, prospective pur-,
i chasers should Immedi.tely contact:
Robert J. Maccini, Receiver
Mredia Smeite- Group Inc.
S170 Wei.rininsrer Sret i
: ..... Sulle 701 .
; PT,nadeince Ri R020.''3
S Telephr.ne 11')1 454.31.10
Fa (1011 45-13131
4tc, December 18 and 25, 1997, and January 1 .
'and 8 1998 ,
'T. L. JAMES PARK RENOVATIONS
(PROJECT #00210,7'.;! ,-' ,
NOrICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
Trie We%%e h-hitchh City C..-.rnmu-si-,n "ill rireire
sealed bidr froriT anr qualified person r':,mpbm .iof
curpcratuion ir.direied in corrtnjcurn the .o l.joainrg
proleclt
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA


DOOR WORKS. Doors. windows and
rotten wood replacement, weath'dr
proofing. Free estimates. licensed aird
Insured. 24 hr. answering service.
784-7443. 4tc 11/27




--p Apihance
6647-3699 ER rreP tE IfJ





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



BOB'S PAINT &C

BODY SHOP
29Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks q
Body & Window Work ;'
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIIMTES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK-.
BaltzeU Ave, .*Phbne 227-7229


T. L. JAMES PARK RENOVATIONS
Project involves renovation of an existing restroom
and constructing' a new tennis and, basketball
court.
Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-
Rish, Inc., 402 Reid Avenue. Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. (850) 227-7200. The bid must conform to
Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public enti-
ty crimes.
Completion date for this project will be 90 days
from the date'of the Notice to Proceed presented to
the successful bidder.
Liquidated damages for failure to complete the pro-
ject on the specified date will be set at $100.00 per
day. .
Please indicate qn the envelope that this is a sealed
bid, the bid number and what the bid is for.
Bids will be received until 4 00 p.m. Central Time,.
on Monday. January 12, 1998, at the Wewahitchka
City Hall, Second Street. Wewahitchka. Florida
32465, and will be opened and.read aloud on
Monday. January 12. 1998, at 6:30 p.m. Central
Time at- the City Commission Meeting. The Board.
reserves the right to reject any ancd all bids.
C-st f..r Fi n, -nd p ::fic- au:n, 111t= S 0 "Ou per
ser in-.I i- i- n r-iun. l'-.lr Che h.-ul.d1 t, m3de
pa i ble u rFiEBLE- RiH INC
2tl: Deenb.-r Ir arid 25 i'-, '
STATE OF FLORIDA. ,
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF PERMIT ISSUANCE
The Department of Environmental Protection gives
not-.: of I. permit li-Juanc (eile NO.: Dr23-
131 i.'1211 I: PRlpn Ri'h 402 Reid rtienue Fort St..
Joe Fl.:nd, 32456:, ito conruct a r-.ad cio' ing of
a iT :in irri.1 ina! anid tu place three 24 culhirts
In thi m ,iLIc ].,iuunn.
The project site,l.:-I-'..-- :n hitingr Arenue. Gulf-
County, Florida., 5e':u-n 26, Toitnhip South,;
Range 11 West. .
A person whose'substantial interests are affected'
by the Depan-urint a proupoed decisions in this"
penrit mn, p. iU.:,-n r-.or n admini.-atihe proceed.
ing irn '-innl in a.,:c:rd3Jance luri actionn 120 57.
r s Fuur:-i ile b,s Lihe perrnmL ippihani an d tc:
pirue- Ilted bcl.--. murir be id-. a wati-n 14 da s of
receipt .:Uf 1titi 'intent P-utltrin. I'lel b% other per.
--1ros mu- be filed siihir, 14 da, of" pubirau...en of
the pucf.c r.uf t:,r -itLhin 14 da.; a Lneinr receipt
ofl" [h inh-nr ,hi-,healer occu first Tnrir party
pa'uu.onr. hi-il rrmail 3 cpy of the peuutn 10 the
applicants at \hib addre-s indicated ,bu'ie at the
ulTne oft fine Faiure tl: file a pr.uu)n uiihin Uil s
urne: pen.:d .shill C-.onulute vai er eof ani i ngl
"S ich per-onas mar nare :to re-luret and adminiltra- .
ue ditrminarar.n irne:ring under Secuon 120 5;.
F S TRe pcou-.,n rilit be filed (reeieail In
Dep-i rurient ,i Erlronmrenncl FTr.eCuon
Office of General Counsel, MS# 35
3.00 Ci.rri.,iinuealth B.:.-ul'ard
Ta.lli.;ae rL 3239) :30c"
Tre p'-uui:on musil .-antli Lt e i'ui'iTinuan set forti
la I Tne name. add'res- ana tel-ph'one number


TRACOINSnBYTRHVIECEA


COINS BY THE BAYI ..,,
b guy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803.
tfe 11/6


POINSETTIAS
Assorted colors,
$2.49 $5.49 at
Barfield's Lawn & Garden
229-2727







VCR REPAIR CENTER
Camcorder VCR Repair
*.:FAST Service
Reasonable Rates
FREE Estimates
321 Reid Ave. 2:7-3660



.. RONEY

PHOTOGRAPHY
We Do On Location
Portraits!.
We Come to You
Custom Black & White
Developing and Printing
(85,0)229-9643
J. Roney, Photographer


PUMP REPAIR& SALES LICENSED & INSURED
H '',& M IRRIGATION
for All Your Watering Needs
iHAL KEELS ,t FREE 229-2738
JAMES WILEY, ESTIMATES 227-7205



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




DOWNT D A

have your furniture hala ay refinished by
,bjackyard'pecialist. 4e. it refurbished
or restored

GULF STRIPPERS
Refinishing *Restoratibn Antiques Upholstery
1100 N. 15th St.. xico Beach 648-4657 ile 10/30


of each petitioner, the appnlcant's name
and address, the Department Permit File
: Number and the county in which the pro-
ject is proposed;
(b.) A statement of how and when each peti-
tioner received notice of the Department's
action or proposed action:
(c.) A statement of how each petitioner's sub-
stantial interests are affected by the
Departments 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
S petitioner contends require reversal or
modification of the Department's action or
proposed action; and
(g.) A statement of the relief sought by peti-
tioner. stating precisely the action petition-
er wants the Department to take with
respect to the D.rp.runr ei. action or pro-
posed action.
If,-1 petition is filed the adrnlntrati'e hearing
pr,:-.: 1- ; ill :,.n-:jiuie I reoi.'-d 'ie i mjrdau.rl .:il
the Deparnmienit i .-: i-in .:.n die arplii: iu,-ri
A,:corainailr\ Ie DepariTnicri i'irs .i.U mor. T Ir,%
dlllerentr .-o ri ti-e pO) : I---ri ,il-ri -i '. i[V d)li-
inleni Fer -u.i 'h,.j -uL,-'trinuii ihrrr-o. vill c:
afl'ected b% am de~icii.ilrnl thei Dierpunrii, i-I'a-
cegird to he l-ppiIJCau--r r, e ihe nigh-t i, peuu-..n
i, be 'ome a pa-n to Lr pr,.-:r-edrinr The.e pCuu,-ii
mu' ionl'form to iJ' requ-irmr-indi c pcil'ie.il bu
an'd ie L iled Ire.:.-i'er wi i r. 1u II 3a -o1 re,:cipt .1I
ihl-. Inieni in tii. Oliil.:. GAT-i rl Cin-nell a[ []e.
b,.' e laddrei- rllu.- t., p-tltion within the
allowed ume. lr iameimn-n-luI- r A a itrofanyright
such Fperer, ha, i'o 1 eq,.le'Li heirirg ui.ier -
Section 120.57, 'F.S., and to participate a pa part)
to this proceeding. Any subsequr n inter-enu,..n
will only be at the approval of tr-. preiidine oflicer


~ . 2 2 2 .2 .2 *.. . . . . . .
RATES:
ULine ads: $3.50 for first 20 words, 50 for
each additional word. $2.00 for each
consecutive week with no changes.
Call 227-1278 to place yours.
DEADLINE:
ay Tuesday at II;00 a.m.---


upon motion filed pursuant to Rules 28-5.207 and'.
60Q-2.010, F.A.C.

ltc, December 18. 1997.


SAY YOU SAW IT IN THE STAR!


308 WlllcfltSml avenue
Pora SI. Joe
227-1278 or
229-8997


364 Sealy Dr., White City $62,900







S ,PORT ST. JOE
3 bedroom, 1 both Land 1,2 Acre PORT ST. JOE
SPECIAL FEATURES Price includess range aboa.egrcurnd pol 227-1450
.olellile m sIrr ne...' privacy, lernce



103 Garrison Ave. $65,900
COMMERCIAL. j C"'



HANNON
"f~- I i + "REALTY INC.
FEATURES Zoned C-2 commercial in Pori SI Joe for Igi PORT ST. JOE
manufacturing. Includes 2 c.ffces and bath large .- .rk area
wilh slab floor and overhead lighting c rtial heat and air 2 -1450
Separate building for ilorage parking


Er.H .ANNON

a' REALTY INC.
Bedrooms: 3: Baths: 3 Land: 2 lots PORT ST. JOE
PRICE INCLUDES: Range, refrigerator, slacked 227-14
washer/dryer, gas fireplace, cen. h/a. new rool, 1
large bricked patio.


GOLF


VILLAS

*2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
*Single Car Garage
-Walk-in Pantry
*Walk-in Master Closet
*Many Custom -


Located on the 11th Fairway at
5t. Joseph Bay Country Club

Contractor Lic. #CGC 028016


. Features available on new units
*Model available for showing
$99,500

Call: (850) 927-2800 or (850) 653-7087


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Fantasy Properties Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410, RELTOF
(850) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478


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Specialists


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buying a home, renting a place to live, or
vacationing in this beautiful part of
Florida, we'll be glad to assist you!!

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

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