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SIXTIETH YEAR, NUMBER 18
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 -THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1998
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North Gulf County Experiencing Floods as Year Comes to An End
Winter Rain As December Ends Swells Waters of Apalachicola River Over Its Banks In Low Lying Areas
Gulf countians who reside in
low level areas along the
Apalachicola and Chipola Rivers
are once again keeping a close eye
on the rivers' rising waters.
Just three and one-half years
ago. 'Tropical Storm Alberto
spawned some of the worst flood-
ing in the county's history. Oveir
S30 homes and 700 to 800 people
were impacted as a result of the
ensuing floods, a thought that
weighs heavily on property own-
ers' minds as river waters started
overflowing their banks through-
out the day Monday.
Director Marshall Nelson said
Monday that nothing near those
proportions is expected from
current flooding conditions.
According to Nelson, both the
Chipola and Apalachicola rivers
had crested at Marianna and
Blountstown. The Apalachicola
crested at 22.2 feet Sunday night
and the, Chipola reached its peak
sometime Monday evening.
Members of the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office and Emergency
Management personnel have kept
a watchful eye 'on the situation.
Portions of several roads in low
lying areas were flooded Monday
afternoon, but were still usable.
.Parts of Lake Grove and Byrd
Parker Roads were under water
Bad Checks Flooding
the Gulf County Area
* ~-, -
Water over the road at east end of Highway 22 at river's edge.
It has, come the attention of
Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen that fraudulent worth-
less checks are being passed in
the Gulf County area.
These checks are computer-,
generated parToll type issued on
E-Z Serve Corporation and First
National Bank in Irvin, Texas.
Grocery and convenience stores
have been the primary targets to
date. and over 815.000 in fraudu-
lent checks have been passed.
One suspect in these cases
has been identified as Susan
Sawyer, a heavy set Oriental
female, who is 5'4" tall, born June
(See BAD CHECKS on Page 5)
Gulf's Unemployment Rises In November to 9.1%, Compared to 4.5% for State
According to statistics pub-
lished by the Florida Department
of Labor and Employment
Security, Gulf County's unem-
ployment rose another 1.5 per-
cent from October to November in-
1997. October's rate, calculated
to be 7.6 percent. was not to be
the high point, as November's fig-
ures resulted in a 9.1 percent
This local increase in the
workforce is contrary to state and
national levels of unemployment,
during which each saw a slight
decrease. Florida's rate dropped
from 4.7 to 4.5 percent (.4 percent
lower than November, 1996) and
the U.S. figures slid from 4.4 to
4.3 percent, .7 percent less than a
The increase in Gulf County's
percentage of unemployed work-
ers Is being attributed in large
part to the permanent closing of
the Box USA plant in Port St.
Joe-turning out approximately
The Department of Labor and
Employment Secunty report also
noted a trend of less hiring by
retailers in the area. Personnel at
the Florida Jobs and Benefits
Center in Panama City feel that it
is possibly a reflection of retail
sales: that residents are still try-
ing to recover financially 'from
when the mill was closed, so they
may have cut back a little on
Christmas shopping which would
result in less people in retail posi-
,Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen reported Tuesday
morning that flood waters were
already receding in the area.
Nelson said water levels
should continue to fall through-
out the day Tuesday and
Recent heavy rains in
Georgia, Alabama, and Northwest
Florida are credited with being the
culprit for the excess water.
The National Weather Service
has predicted a wetter than nor-
mal winter for Florida, Nelson
said. The effects of El Nino's
winds are cited with creating the
* (See FLOODS on Page 7)
.News ............ Page 3
.... Continued on Pages 3 and7
Obituaries ... See Page 5
Classified Pages 10 and I
Gulf County Classic
Ongoing Now .. Page 12
I A oo Ba ck w rd at 99 '
A Turb ulIent Year
for a base hit
at first in the
Port St. Joe
It usually takes a while to eliminate the
possibilities.for the most important story of the
year, but. this year was an exception. There's
many who could do a better of expressing the
traumatic feelings which have been generated
by what has become known as "down-sizing"
than this editor can, but we're going to try to
use adequate words to express its effect on the,
From the five-month shut down by the
paper mill, to the closing of the Woodlands Di-
vision, to'thp elimination of approximately 100
jobs by the telephone company to the closing
for good of the container plant here in Port St.
Joe, eliminating approximately 80 jobs at one
fell swoop; the changing, economy of 'the city
has easily been the most important story of the
People who had worked at a profession for
as much as 30 years, came to work one morn-
ing and found their jobs eliminated. Their fu-
ture unsure and their present devastated.
On the flip side of the coin, several welcome
announcements were made during the year,
among which were the announcement of the
new Gulf/Franklin center and the realization of
a new marina for Port St. Joe. The marina pro-
ject has been a dream of a segment of our pop-
pulation for 30 years!
Below is a capsule version of the most im-
portant events of 1997, as we see them.
NEW GULF/FRANKLIN CENTER
The announcement of the creation of the
new Gulf/Franklin center by Gulf Coast Com-
unity College was one of several bits of good
news during the past year. The college center,
now under construction, is destined to take
some of the economic slack, along with several
other projects approved during the past year.
MARINA FINALLY A "GO"
The marina for Port St. Joe finally received
final approval thp last month of last year with
the City Commission approving a loan/grant
package for financing the project after nearly a
full year of wrangling, first with DEP for the
necessary permits and second, with the people
of the city who thought it would be paid for
with tax dollars. Both, the committee and the
commission were finally successful in convinc-
ing the populace that wasn't the case-the ma-
rina would be paid for with lease fees and
charges made against those using the facilities.
REJUVENATED REID AVENUE
One of these is the rejuvenated Reid Avenue
project which was started in March and com-
pleted in July, added to the appearance of the
city, as well as corrected a nagging drainage
problem suffered by downtown store buildings
for quite a while.
The rejuvenation was accomplished by a
grant, a projected paving of Reid Avenue under
a county bond issue and work by the city to6
correct the drainage deficiency.
FACE OF POLITICS CHANGE
The face of political leaders in Port St. Joe
was changed for the first time in 30 years,
when Johnny Linton upset incumbent Frank
Box USA shut down its box plant here, permanently.
Pate for the office of mayor.
Pate served the city during its emergence
from a small city to 'a city with an awareness of
'its environment. He led the city on its path of
providing the necessary protective measures to
meet government and state requirements with
the least amount of disturbance to our way of
THREE DIE ON HIGHWAYS
Gulf County recorded three traffic deaths
during the past year, for a reduction in that
tragic statistic. In all probability it was attribut-
able to the current stiff penalties and the cam-
paign going on nation-wide against drinking
A NEW AREA CODE NUMBER
The county received a new area code num-
ber after having lived under the 904 number
since the inception of area codes.
In June of this past year, all of the Panhan-
dle from the Alabama border to Lake City was
placed in a new 850 area code number. The
culprit, causing the split, Jacksonville, retained
the old 904 number.
MORE STATE-OWNED LAND
The State of Florida set the machinery in
l motion to buy up more lands in Gulf County,
under the program of wetlands protection.
A total of 7,052 acres along the heart of the
bay were declared endangered and ripe for
ownership by the state as a conservation and
The State of Florida cast covetous eyes on
all the shoreline from about Oak Grove,. all
around the head of the bay.
SCALLOPS' LAST STAND
St. Joseph Bay was said, in 1997, to have
one of the two remaining viable scallop popula-
tions in the state.
As a result of this situation, a new holiday
was created-Scallop Fest Day-in which
sportsmen from miles around descended on
Gulf County, attempting to collect a mess of the
The new holiday was declared a success by
The only other bay with a viable population
of scallops are the inshore waters of Cedar Key.
EXCEL AT ATHLETICS
The high school at Port St. Joe continued
its huge success and recognition in sports dur-
ing the year 1997 by receiving the sportsman-
(See 1997 REVISITED on Page 3)
Florida Coast Paper Company shut its mill
down cold, for five months.
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1998
A Good Year?
.. We're Counting On It!
WHAT'S AHEAD FOR GULF County during the coming 365
days? Will it be a welcome happening or will it be more uncer-
tainty, such as we experienced through much of last year? Last
year kept us all on edge with its tension, to say the least.
But, what will the next year bring to us? Is the first few days,
following Christmas, an indication? The river is beginning to
flood, you know, which will cause the folks who live along its
banks in the Wewahitchka vicinity, misery. Are we in for a year
of misery or is .this just the spring flooding visiting our county
early, this year? Is it a result of El Nino, that nationwide unset-
tling of the weather?
WELL, DESPITE THE FILOODS tentatively creeping up on
us, we predict 1998 will be a good year; not only for Port St. Joe
and Gulf County, but for the state as a whole.
We predict it will be a good year for the state because we be-
lieve Sandra Mortham, our Secretary of State, will be removed
from the Republican gubernatorial ticket because of her prima
donna attitude and her penchant for blaming everybody but her-
self for her problems.
It couldn't happen to a more deserving person. Ever since
she was .elected to what she considers her office, she has kept
the fax machines busy in the newspapers of Florida, enlighten-
ing them on just how great she is, This newspaper resents her
WE BELIEVE IT WILL be a good year for Gulf County and
Port St. Joe, because we believe the down-sizing activities are
behind us and because management at Florida Coast Paper
Company predicts it will be able to operate the full year with no
down time. That's good news, in itself!
We believe we will see some positive results from our'new
Economic Development Committee. It will have its first anniver-
sary about the middle of the year and. have its feet on the
ground. We expect positive results from those people before the
new year is over.
The Gulf/Franklin center of Gulf Coast Community College
will be completed and will open for the fall term, and that should
be of a tremendous help to our people.
The marina is scheduled to be completed and placed in oper-
ation about mid-year which will also be a definite plus for the
The new renovation to the Elementary School should be
nearly completed by the end of the year, providing a comfortable,
utilitarian house for our elementary students to attend to their
ALL IN ALL, TAKING everything into consideration, it
should be a year we can write home about!
GULF COUNTY GUIDANCE CLINIC announced merger
plans with the Life Management Center of Northwest Florida as
the ye 'r' wound' dowi.' Tie merger pro'nises to enhance tht clTin-
_i's services in the Port St. Joe area, as well as' provide some ser."-
vices which are'ridt now' available through the local clinic. Itlsnh't
as if the merger was an unfriendly one, such as so many are
these days. .Gulfs clinic is well acquainted with the Manage-
merit Center, having depended on it for some services in the
The guidance clinic felt it had to merge with a larger, more
comprehensive firm, to protect itself from any potential hostile
takeover from some company in the future which was desirous
of only its permits and operating territory. That's the last thing
the community or the clinic needs. The management of the clinic
tells us we Won't be able,to tell the difference, in operations, after
the merger is completed.
GULF COUNTY GUIDANCE CLINIC\ was established in Port
St. Joe 30 years ago, by local people, with local people on its
board.of ,directors aind operating the business side of things. The
.members of the board received no pay for their service and have:
filled a definite need inour vicinity; witness how the institution
has grown over the past years of operation. They have come from
'a corner ;in a small dwelling on Sixth Street to the modern build-
'ing it operates out of today.
At first, the. clinic, shared psychologist with a Bay 'County.
institution, but as; the.nieed and case load grew. ind gained ac-
ceptance, a full-timer psychologist was employed. The new year
will mean subtle change for. the Gulf Guidance, Clinic.
There's a couple of things,
looking back on 1997, that bother
me just a little bit.. One ,of them I
have already mentioned to you.,
We get to. messing around with.
that cloning stuff and something
bad is bound to happen! Those,
scientists over, in Scotland who,
cloned a lamb named Dolly have
now given us two more, Molly and
Polly. Can Wolly and Tolly and-
HUHER DOWH WITN KES BY KESLEY COLBERT
Shepherds of the Nineties
Golly be far behind?
Yeah. and I remember when a
young Dr. Frankenstein was
working on a simple brain trans-
I grew up with Mary E.
Pendleton. She was a good ol' girl,
bless her heart, just a bit over
zealous and a tad on the pushy
side. She used to push me down
the stairs, off the monkey bars,
out of Hollis Mayo's .giant tree
house, in front of oncoming cars .
One of her is a' plenty! In fact,
with that in mind, if these "moth-
er-nature-adjustment". guys were
Investing their time and energy in
some kind of de-cloninig plan.
well. I might could see some pos-
Life Is certainly complicated
enough without us getting' into the
I don't want to rehash
whether Dolly is a girl or a boy, or
has parents, or stands alone or
has xyz chromosomes-or mani-
fests strange powers far above
those of mortal, ordinary, every-
day, run-of-the-mill lambs. I say
let Little Bo Peep handle the
The other alarming "technolo-
gy breakthrough" concerns the
scientists in Austria who trans-
ported some light bits from one
place to another. Now, I've got to
confess that I don't have a clue as
to exactly what a light bit is. But,
I don't want nothing disappearing
in one place and instantaneously
reappearing in another. It just
doesn't seem natural.
And you and I both know
those guys ain't gonna stop with
They quickly announced that
this wasn't a "Star Trek trans-
porter"-yet! But they couldn't
hardly contain their glee when
someone in the press room yelled
out, "Beam me up, Scotty",.
I used to transport myself all
over the place. If I was in the cow-
boys and Indians mood I'd strap
on both guns, pull my two-pint
hat down almost to my eyes and
presto-I'm riding alone into the
hostile camp looking for the rene-
gade band that had been terroriz-
ing the entire Mesa Valley region.
I had come to save the day.
In my little make believe
Hey, I'm ten years old! Do you.
think I really wanted to be
plopped down in the middle of the
desert, on the back of a real live
horse, with a plastic gun to stare
down Geronimo, Cochise and the
entire Chiricahua Apache nation!
I don't think sol ,
Me and David Mark would pin
one of those medals from off of
Daddy's green jacket on our tee-
shirts and climb up on that first
big limb in Miss Boaz's black wal-
.nut tree-and drop bombs on
Tokyo or Berlin or wherever else
we could think of.
Naturally, after a couple of
missions, our plane would be shot
down. We somehow managed to
always survive the crash, but that
hand to hand combat in the jun-
gle could be tough!
I think our transporter some-
times got stuck. In the five or six
Sears, 'x flew those planeL'--it was
always a jungle crash. E&'esr time'
The places you; could 'whisk
yourself away to were limited only
by the range of your imagination.
It was a self-amusing way to
spend the afternoon in a pre-tele-
vision era. But it h'as just a game.
And, with the exception of Rod
Sterling, none of dls ever consid-
ered it 'anything more or less.
Simply an entertainment mecha-
nism to stave off the boredom that
came with the age and the territo-
It was fun "to pretendd.
But I'll tell you, I've got a cbn-
cern or two when our pretending
becomes a reality. And you know
them ol' scientist boys. They won't
let go. They sink their teeth into
something and they're bound and
determined to give us theprotons
and the neutrons of it whether
we're ready or not.
They're transporting light bits
(See KESLEY on Page 3)
Back to the Old Grind After a Near Perfect Holiday Season
IT'S BACK TO the old grind-
,stone after a few days of-playing
.'around, making like we, didn't
.have anything" else to do. The.
,Christmas tree has been taken'
,'down',-the gifts put away and 'the
last bit of all'that. rich food has
been done: away with,, so Christ-
.mas is officially over with.
We hope the feeling of kind-
ness and generosity lasts ,a while
longer, but the holiday has been
put behind us.
We still have the New Year to
usher in, ffi our own Inimitable
.way, and then it begins a mad
rush of survival and making a liv-
ing. planning for next Christmas.
From the reports of mer-
chants nationwide. nobody went
'into hock too far to finance their
Christmas gift-giving -this year.
The' report is that 'the buying
Swasnt ws brisk as last year. May-
be that' was an indication more
people were putting. Christ back
I NOT ONLY received what. I.
ETA OIN SHRDLU I
wanted for Christmas, I didn't re-
ceive : what I didn't particularly
: I neither received a Chia pet
nor a Smart Clapper. I didn't par-
ticularly, vehemently desire these
two items, nor did I receive them.
I did receive some new shirts, a
shirt coat jacket and a sweater. It
was a win, win situation.
I also had a sufficiency to eat.
I'll bet I put on five .pounds
over the holidays, which I can ill
afford and must get seriously to
the task of getting them back off
That's the only bad thing
about the holidays and all of that
By Wesley Ramsey
good food, and the time to enjoy it
There's too much of it to en-
joy. I wish that mincemeat and
sweet potato pie would last a
while longer but my waistline
says, it's a good thing that it's 'fi-
THE DAY AFTER Christmas,
Frenchie and baby daughter Car-
ol and her husband David and'
their two children, gassed up the i
car and took off for Callaway Gar-
dens to view the light show which,
Callaway puts on each and every,
Folks, was it evermore cold
up there or what? We took the
trolley ride to view the lights Fri-
day night, before mother nature
turned down her natural refriger-
ator another notch or two some-
time during the night Friday.
Saturday was a cold, drizzly
day. The temperature got down
,into the teens and the wind chill
factor must have been below zero.
Fortunately, we all had our
warmest coats and weathered the
cold fairly well.
As cold as it was, it wasn't
cold enough to keep the women
from traipsing from store to store,
touching everything and buying
We drove* over to Warm
-Springs [a misnomer, if I ever
heard of one] on Saturday to al-
low for some serious looking. The
small town isn't much larger than
Wewa, but it was working alive
with tourists looking for a bar-
We had to park around on a
side street and noticed that every
dwelling .house for a two block
stretch had some sort of business
in it; and they were all doing
THE MEN OF that area must
all be deer hunters. About half
the men we saw in that small
town were dressed .in a camou-
flage suit, driving a pick-up truck
and pulling a trailer with an ATV
loaded on the rear. They hunted
in style, even if it was cold!
Shoot, 'I'll bet we saw more
deer than any of the hunters. We
saw six crossing the road, on the
way over to Warm Springs!
There were a few hardy
sportsmen in the FDR State Park
who were hiking along the nature
trails of Pine Mountain sprinkled
here and there through the wild-
erness style park. They were do-
ing this in spite of the cold, the
freezing wind and the occasional
I guess they were having fun!
At this stage of my life, I can
think of a number of ways to en-
joy myself other than freezing my
WE ALL HAVE one more
chore to accomplish during this
holiday season; one which the
men will enjoy and the wives will
dread. Most men avidly sit in
front of the tube for most of New
Year's day, watching bowl games.
It's as if they knew it was the last
of the college games for an entire
year, and they're trying to get sat-
But, then, that's a nice way
to end a holiday season. It also is
a safe way.
Just pile up in front of a hot
TV with a bowl of blackeye peas
and a slab of cornbread and
watch all afternoon and half the
That's where I'll be if anybody
should happen to want to find
I'm going to get started with
my watching. right after I wish
everyone a safe and prosperous
USPHS 5.1 880
Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
S ,. Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star'Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Second Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL
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The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.
St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht:
January 2 12:06 a.m. H 0.5 10:22 a.m. L -1.1
January 3 12:43 a.m. H 0.3 10:38 a.m. L -0.9
January 4 1:06 a.m. H 0.1 10:27 a.m. L -0.7
8:53 p.m. H -0.2
January 5 9:29 a.m. L -0.6 6:39 p.m. H -0.1
January 6 6:20 a.m. L -0.6 6:31 p.m. H 0.2
January 7 4:58 a.m. L -0.9 6:53 p.m. H 0.4
January 8 5:24 a.m. L -1.1 7:28 p.m. H 0.5
( (Dij jjj.( i I j )l ")
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1998 PAGE
Industrial Park Construction Begins
Gulf County's new adventure
into speculation buildings near
Wewahitchka is beginning to take
shape with the start of the building
and fencing of the property at the
junction of Highway 71 and County
Road 381A, "Upper Dalkeith Road".
The building will be rented out
Sto prospective industrial tenants
when it is complete. The facility is
being paid for by a state grant the
county received for this purpose.
Port St. Joe Police Department Update
Progress begins to show up at the new Gulf Industrial Park near Wewahitchka on Highway 71.
Squelch Noisy Neighbor
Wednesday, December 24th
at approximately 5 a.m.,
Christopher Allen Harrison was
arrested and charged with disor-
derly conduct. Apparently, while
in the area of 1501 Long Avenue,
Mr. Harrison was very loud and
using his car horn to "wake up
When officers arrived on the
scene and asked him to leave, he
continued to threaten the officers
and residents. After a reasonable
time had passed and Mr. Harrison,
refused to leave, he was arrested
and transported to the Gulf
County Jail by PSJPD Sgt. Terry
Remove Rowdy Patron
On Christmas night at about
11 p,m., Port St. Joe Police
Department Sgt. Butch Arendt
responded to a reported distur-
bance at Gracie's Bar.
Donald Edward Tullis was
subsequently .arrested and
charged with disorderly conduct
after allegedly trying to start a
fight with several patrons of the
establishment and refusing to
leave as requested.
At approximately the noon
hour on Sunday, December 28th,
a two vehicle accident occurred at
the intersection of Highways 71
and 98 involving John Ludlam,
18, and Teresa Hazlett, 52, both
of Route 1, Wewahitchka.
Ludlam stated that he was
driving west on Highway 98 and
was entering its intersection with
Highway 71 at the time of the col-
'Hazlett reported she had
stopped at the intersection, head-
ed in a southerly direction. Then,
as she advanced into the cross-
ing, she struck Ludlam's vehicle
on the right front corner.
Those injured in the mishap
were taken to Gulf Pines Hospital
for treatment. The accident was
investigated by PSJPD Officer
(Continued from Page 1)
ship award for the fourth year in a row by the
state's high school athletic organization.
The school also-fielded state championship
teams in baseball, basketball, golf, cross coun-
try and track, missing out in championship
designation only for its football team and girl's
A LEGEND PASSES AWAY
Cecil G. Costin, Sr., who had lived in Port
St. Joe for as long as there had been a Port St.
Joe, died in September, two weeks after observ-
ing his 100th birthday with a giant party.
He died of complications following surgery.:
Costin was honored on his 100th milestone
for the part he played in building Port St. Joe
and promoting Gulf County.
IMPORTANT HEADLINES OF
THE YEAR REMEMBERED
Several other stories made the .news during
the year and had a part of shaping the future
of our town and county. A portion of them-in
the order of appearance-are reproduced in the
JANUARY-First signs of marina work
starts ... Oil Tanks removed from site Sr.
Citizens move into their new building: after its
start in 1994.. [Sheriffl Frank iMcKeithen
and ISuperintendent. of Schools]. Jerry Kelley
take office County library gains access to
internet Kayce Knox wins Jr. Miss title
from field of 14 contestants. Beach dwellers,
landlubbers agree to beach driving rules, regu-
lations .. Missile testing in the Gulf to utilize
Eglin Test Range facilities at Port St. Joe. .
County employees file petition to revoke first
union ever to represent public employees here .
FEBRUARY--First step:taken by Gulf En-
terprise Zone Historic Overstreet store
building relocated at Nicholson House restau-
rant near Havana ... Dog hunters stay hot on
trail of GFWFC in matter of restrictions pro-
ered in Port
St. Joe to
break ground -
for the new "
posedfor Gulf.: .Jay Leffert chosen as new po-
lice chief in a special meeting of Commission to
replace retiring Carl Richter. Cabinet nixes
extensions placed on mullet nets. Wayne
Pate installed as CofC president; Cecil Costin
receives Lifetime Achievement award and Char-
lotte Pierce, citizen of the year. Wewa gets
new cemetery. David Ortiz. Wewa 8th grad-
er, wins county spelling championship. .
MARCH-Rebuilding project for Port St.
Joe Elementary School gets underway. City
reduces FCPC wastewater treatment plant re-
sponsibilities. County requesting Cape San
Blas lighthouse, property. ... Courthouse annex
construction gets under way, solving space
'problems... Optimist Club formed.
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today. Tomorrow it will be sheep.
And I don't want to think about
the day after that!
I wonder what kind of grant
the Austrian government is pay-
ing out for all of this "quantum
teleportation" research. I hope
our boys in Washington don't get
q wind of this deal. 'Course, surely,
they wouldn't spend our money
on some wild goose chase .....
We should have all been
smart enough to realize it wasn't
going to stop with a fax machine.
I just don't think we ought to
be cloning 'em and beaming 'em
around into the next millennium.
We keep "piddling here" and
"messing there" with this kind of
stuff and there's no telling what
might happen. If we're not careful,
next thing you know frogs will
start turning up with six legs, or
three legs or one eye' or all sorts of
other anomalies ......
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lachicola River. Final adoption of county to- board names Chris Earley to replace resigned
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objections.. .Tupelo Honey Festival held in School. ... Wewa girls lose semi-final softball
Wewahitchka.. Police step up war on drugs; game.
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coyotes; adopts "shoot on sight" solution., change of name to Gulf Telephone, Inc. .
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-i. 4. THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1998
Dave .and Sara Maddox
Maddoxes to Celebrate
Their 50th Anniversary
Dave and Sara Maddox will
celebrate their 50th wedding
anniversary with a reception at
their home, located at 601 17th
Street, on Sunday, January 11
from 3 to 6 p.m.. EST. The recep-I
tion will be hosted by their chil-
dren and grandchildren.
The Maddoxes were married,
in the First Baptist Church of Port
St. Joe on January 11, 1948 with
Reverend L. J. Keels officiating.
We would like to thank every-
one for their many acts of kind-
ness, cards, flowers and food.,
Most 'of all for your prayers and
support in the loss of our loved
one. God bless each of you.
The Family of Ray Whitfield
Saqy 'iu Saw It In qfieStar!
They have four children:
Charlotte, David, Donald and Eva
and have three grandchildren.
Before retirement, Dave was a
harbor pilot and Sara is a regis-`
tered nurse. They are active mem-
bers of Long .Avenue Baptist
Friends and relative are invit-
ed to share this occasion with
them and please let your presence
be your present.
Max W. and Rosenia M.
Kilbourn will celebrated their 61st
wedding anniversary on
December 30th. No celebration is
planned, however calls or visits by
'the .couple's friends will be Wel-
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Send Cards to Bosnia
On December 1st, the Ladies'
Auxiliary of VFW Post #10069;
picked up a big box of Christmas
cards, made by the students of
Highland View Elementary School
and Port St. Joe Elementary
School, for the soldiers in Bosnia.
Some of the heartfelt wishes
in the letters read-
"Thank you for making our
world a better world."
"... I would be homesick and
scared. Maybe when you get home
you can throw the ball with your,'
children or watch a movie or two.
"Merry Christmas to a soldier.
who's brave. I hope you know
you're in my prayers when I pray.
And remember, there's an empty
space by the tree waiting for you,,
a brave, brave soldier who's risk-
ing your life for mine. Merry
"Roses are red. Violets are
blue. And I tish the best of luck to
"Are you doing O.K.? I hope
you are. It's good you're helping
the world. I think you're a nice and
marvelous person. I hope 'you see
your family again. P.S.-May God
"I know you aren't having a
great time, but I hope you have the
Best Christmas you can have.
P.S.-We are thankful you are a sol-
dier for my country."
"I wanted to wish you a Merry
Christmas because I figure it's
pretty hard out there. I think you
are very brave to be in Bosnia sav-
ing our country. This card is also
thanking you for helping to save
me and our whole country. So,
thank you lots and have a very
merry Christmas" ..
"I just wanted to say thank
you for risking your life for anoth-
er. Have a MAlerry Christmasl"
The cards included many
more such touching notes and the
members of the Ladies Auxiliary
thank the schools on behalf of the
soldiers in Bosnia.
Christnas Parade,, ;
)On, atur n ay, December 13th.
VFW Post #10069 members and.
the Ladies Auxiliary participated
in the -annual Port St. Joe
Christmas parade, riding in their
red, white and blue trucks with
their American, Post; and
POW/MIA flags flowing in the
Members also walked along
the parade route passing out
candy to all the people who
braved the cold and rain to watch
for Santa Claus to come at the
end of the parade. .
On Monday, December 22nd,
the men and ladles of the post
passed out 36 Christmas baskets
of food to the needy in the area.
They hope that everyone had
Sent Holiday Wishes to Soldiers in Bosnia
Arnetta Henderson (far left in ,each photo) and Ginny Seefeldt (far right in each photo), VFW
Post # 10069 Ladies Auxiliary members, are shown accepting Christmas cards made by students
of local schools. Students representing Port St. Joe Elementary School, from left, are Jenna
Chesser, Tommy Curry and Sheena Bell and Highland View Elementary. School are, from left,
Jeremy.Hart, Anna Craft and Michael Padgett.
a very Merry Christmas and the
John, C. Gainous VFW Post
#10069 and Ladies Auxiliary
would" like to wish one and all in
the community a happy, healthy
and prosperous New Year.
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Jared Arnold celebrated his
fifth birthday on Friday afternoon.
December 6th at his beach house
on St. Joe Beach.
Jared's party was a pirate's
theme. As the children arrived
they were given party favors of
plate swords. Armed with their
plastic swords, the children had
fti finding buried treasure: on the
After enjoying pizza, cake and
ice cream, everyone met back on
the beach for a bonfire. jThose
who: helped him celebrate, this
special occasion were Connor
Johnson. Reis and Bryce Nelson,
Matthew and Leslie Pope,
Amanda Piccola, Nickolas. Julia
and Shelby Scheffer. Blake
Buskens, cousins Jacob and
Colby Gentry and Aunt Krissy, big
sister Kathryn, and his mom and
Jared is the son of John and
Kathy Arnold of Beacon Hill. He is
the grandson of Charles and
Esther Dickson and Jean Arnold,
all of Beacon Hill.
Chason Keith Webster
It's A Boy!
Mary Ann Parker and her
three year old grandson,
Christopher, would like to wel-
come the new addition to their
Chason Keith Webster was
born on November 13 at 8:09
p.m. He was 21 and 1/2 inches
long and weighed six pounds nine
ounces. His proud parents are
Marcella and Mike Webster of
Satsuma Orange, Sweet & Tart
Kumquat, Lemon, Grapefruit. Fresh
fruit also available, pecans, fig, grape,
blueberry, apple, Japanese persim-
mon. Bradford pear, live oak, hollies,
large selection of camellias, and
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1998 PAGE 5
Local Knights of Columbus
Council #11572 will be sending
David Ortiz to the state finals in
Port Richey on February 7th.
David survived three levels of
competition' to reach the state
He first had to survive the
Gulf County contest. His next
challenge was a district competi-
tion held in Panama City, where
he competed against spellers from
Panama City and the surrounding
His last hurdle was 'the
regional competition' held in
Panama City. There, he defeated
spellers from Pensacola and
Tallahassee. David is currently a
freshman at Wewahitchka High
School and the son of Vikki Ortiz.
Council Spelling Bee
Chairman Karl Bowen said, "This
was our first spelling bee, and
sending one of our own to the
state finals is really great. The
local schools are looking forward
to more participation next year.
We anticipate that this competi-
tion will become one of the prime
spelling bees in the area."
V The local Knights of
Columbus Council will offer
another youth oriented competi-
tion during the year. Beginning in
January, the basketball free
throw will be conducted for the
third year. In the past two, the
council has had a state champion
'The Knights of Columbus is a,
fraternal organization, that per-
forms charitable work throughout
the U.S. and its territories. Events
sponsored by the local council
include an annual spelling bee, a
basketball free throw contest, a
Bible placement program and
select charitable causes through-
out the local communities.
In the first quarter of each
year, a tootsie roll drive is held
with the proceeds going to the
Gulf County Association for
Nationally. the Knights of
Columbus number more than 1.5
million members. The Knights of'
Columbus was founded in 1887
by Fr. Thomas McGivney. It leads
campaigns to promote pro-life
issues and morality in the media.
Bryan Simon Is1
Army Reserve Pvt. Bryan S.
,Simon has graduated from basic
military training at Fort Leonard
Wood in Waynes\-ille. Missouri.
During the training, students
received instruction in drill and
ceremonies, weapons, map read-
ing, tactics, military courtesy,
military justice, first aid, and
Army history and traditions.
Simon is the son of Renee and
stepson of John E. Reeves of Port
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John W. Peak
John W. "Jake" Peak, 65, o
Highland View, died Wednesday
December 24 'in a local hospital
after a courageous battle wit
Born in Holmes County,' h
moved to Port St. Joe in 1952. F
worked with' St. Joe Pape
Company for 39 years until med
Ical conditions forced him to reti
'Mr. Peak Is survived by h
mother, Ethel Peak English o
Port St. Joe; a daughter. Hele
Armstrong and husband, Ben. o
Panamia City; two grandchildren
Allen Armstrong and wife, Gina
of Panama City, and Brand
Tindel and husband, Rob,
Tallahassee; two brothers, Ea
Peak and 'wife, Melba, and Jer
Peak ard wife, Carolyn, both '
-Port St.,Joe;' one sister, Caroly
Williams and husband, Tommv
of Port St. Joe; numerous nieces
nephews, great-nieces arid great
nephews; and a special friend
Betty Daughtery, of Mexico Beac
Funeral services for Mr. Pea
were conducted on FTriday
December 26 at 3 p.m., EST, i
the Highland View Church of Go
with Rev. 'Tim Bailey an
Rev.Bobby Thompson officiating
Interment followed in Holly Hi
Cemetery in Port St. Joe., ,
Home of Port St. Joe was i
charge of all arrangements.
Mauline B. Batemrai
Mauline B. "Mickey" Bate
man. 75, of Whiteburg. Georgi
died Friday evening at Tanne
Mrs. Bateman. a native
Pickens County. Alabama, ws
the daughter of the late Rev. Lisa
Nathaniel Brown and Anni
Mrs. Bateman had lived i
Georgia for the last year arid
half. moving there from Port S
Joe. where she was the owner an
operator of a day care center.
She was a member of th
United Pentecostal Church i
Carrollton, Georgia and attended
the Adult Sunday School Class.
Survivors include daughters
Suzette Bateman and Rebecc
Bateman. both of Whiteburg; fou
grandchildren; one great-grancd
child; a brother, amf' Brown
dordo,' '-Mabam; 'and- severa
nieces and nephews.'
Funeral services were con-
ducted from the Almon Funieral
Home Chapel on Sunday,
December 28 at 4:30 o'clock with
Rev. Leon Royer, Rev. Ed Faigler
and Rev. Brian Bateman officiat-
Interment followed in
Heritage Memorial Cemetery 'in'
Reform/Gordo, Alabama on
Monday. December 29 at -,2
Almon Funeral Home in
Carrollton was in charge of all the
James C. Foster
James C. Foster. 65, of
Mexico Beach, passed away
Friday morning. December 26th,
at his home. A native of South
Fulton County. Georgia. he owned
and operated Valentine Heating
and Air in Fairburn, Georgia until
his' retirement in: 1979. He has
been a resident here since, his
retirement and-was a member of
Aenon Baptist Church in College
Survivors include his wife,
Fave E. Foster. of Mexico Beach: a
daughter. Virginia Foster and
husband. Richard, of Dallas.
Georgia: a son, James Larry-
Foster and wife. Denise, of
Beacon Hill; a daughter, Donna
Murnan and husband, James, of
St.-Joe Beach: 10 grandchildren:
nine great-grandchildren with one
on the wa\; and several nieces
A memorial service x1ill'.be
held on Saturday, January ',3, at
3:00 p.m., "E.S.T., at Beach
Baptist Chapel on Columbus
Street in St. Joe Beach, conduct-
ed by Rev. David Nichols and Rev.
Bo Boyette. '
Iin, lieu of flowers, the family
requests that donations be made
to Beach Baptist Chapel or to Bay
Medical Center Hospice. .
",,.,All services are under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe. .
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C h u c h of o u
For Life Program
I Weight Control
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, for weight
Inc. has announced it is accepting managemer
participants in the next "Weight niques of
of Contrpol for Life Program" sched- combined v
y, uledl to .start on Thursday. information
al January 22. Potential partici- individuals
th pants are encouraged to contact weight on a
the clinic now and register so that
individual interviews, can be com- Particip
le pleted prior to starting the group. control group
e The purpose of the "Weight satisfaction
er- Control for Life Program" is to icant weig
-e provide individuals with psycho-
logical and behavioral techniques 6"Birv
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of Other suspects including Lisa will be press
rl Rice, James Dickson, David a wildlife re
ry Smith,, Marvin Washington, John Monday, Ja
of Smith, James Sawyer, Shanna The pre
ri Jones, Anthony Johnson and' 7:00 p.m
v. James Lawrence have also cashed 8:00 p.m. a
s, these checks at various places. tional Est8
t- These may or may not be the sub- serve, The
d, jects' real, names. 261 7th
h. Both black and white males, AnNyone in
k and females have used the follow- can contact
y, ing identification-Georgia dri- 653-8063.
in ver's license number
)d SS381517GA and Ohio driver's
d licenses SB3215677 ; and
g. LR321567. All identification given
ill has proven to befalse.
'if, contact' is made with any B
al individual who bears an E-Z Serve
in payroll check issued on First
National Bank in Irvin, Texas,
please notify, the Gulf County
SherifFs Office (850-227-11.15) as
I soon as possible. A good physical-
e- description of the subject and Law
ia -vehicle, and especially a tag num-
ber, would be appreciated, if it, 1004J
can be obtained.
loss and weight loss
it. Hypnosis and tech-
with basic nutritional
Share provided to assist
with managing their
pants in past weight
ips have reported their
in maintaining signif-,
ght losses. Effective
is of Prey"
ialachicola National Es-,
esearch Reserve is
announce the first of
guest Lecture Series-
Prey". "Birds of Prey"
ented by Betsy Knight.
.habilitation expert. on
.sentation will begin at
and continue through
.t the Apalachicola Na-
uarine Research Re-
reserve is located at
terested in attending
t the reserve at (850)
i^ Business Hours
for January & February
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday Friday Saturday
Closed Sunday through Wednesday
2278 Hwy 98, Highland View 229-6687
SJunior Service Leagues
1997 New Year's Eve Gala
Capt. Dusty May
Jack "Corky" Justice
Pic's Food Store & 6
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Citizens Federal Savings Bank Duren's Piggly Wiggly
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Jay Rish, Associate Broker
Roy & Fran Smith :
Mr. Ron Morrow,[
weight maintenance enhances
physical and emotional health.
Anyone interested in the Gulf
County Guidance Clinic "Weight
Control for Life Program" should
contact Ned Alles at 227-1145.
Participants will be interviewed
and then seen on a weekly basis
in small groups at the clinic's
Wellness Center. Enrollment is
limited, so potential participants
should call the clinic immediately.
New Year's Eve
The Optimist Club will spon-
sor a New Year's Eve dance party,
from 8:00 p.m..until 12:'45 a.m.,
for all: school age children. This
will be a totally supervised situa-
tion. no one may leave early with-
out their parent or guardian, or
written prior approval.
This is a great way for the
children to have fun and the par-
ents to enjoy a New Year's Eve
worry free. The Centennial
Building in Port, St. Joe is the
place and a 85.00 admission
includes D.J. music. food and
INITIAL CONSULTATION FREE
-- REASONABLE FEES
offices of: Davenport, James and Cothran
enks Avenue (850) 785-6187 Panama City
ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY
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Shoreline Medical Group
Wewahitchka State Bank,
Our sincere appreciation goes out
to each of these businesses and
individuals for their support and
PAGE 6 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1998
MEDITATIONS OF A
(IT ntOWrLL F tADAMSr
By LOWELL F. ADAMS
one jot or one
tittle shall in no
wise pass away ...
S;sHEN YOU CONSIDER GOD'S LAW, what comes to
minl? Some consider the Ten Commandments God's Law.
Others see various commands from Scripture as His Law. But
what really is God's Law in this day and age?
In Matthew 5:18 Jesus warned even one jot or one tittle
would in no wise pass from the Law, until all had been fulfilled.
He ;:o said except our righteousness should exceed the
righteousness of the Scribes and Pharasees, we could never
enter heaven. Did you know the Law has already been fulfilled?
In the beginning, God gave Adam His Law. Do not eat of
the tree of the knowledge of good and eril. or you shall surely
die. Genesis 2. Later He gave His Law to Noah in Gen. 9: If you
shed blood. your blood will be shed. In Exodus 20:3 He gave.
the Israelites to understand "Thou shalt have on other gods
before me!" And inExodus 31 God gives Moses the Sabbath
Law, as a sign between God and Israel.
History has revealed that none of these laws were kept as
God commanded. Actually, it was the people who had received
the most attention find blessings from God that hated -the
promised Messiah when He did come. They took Jesus, God's
own Son, and crucified Him on Calvary's cruel cross. But they
could not kill Jesus, for He arose from that grave and lives
today, to eternally blessdall who will accept Him and believe.
Now what about God's Law?
When Jesus died that day at the hands of people who of all
people, should have recognized the promised Messiah, for His
coming had been prophesied in detail by their own prophets. He
tells us in Colossians 2:14, when He was nailed to that cross,
the L-aw was nailed to it albng with Him. Thus Matthew 5:18
was fulfilled, because Jesus had kept every iota of The Law. He
did it for you and me.
In Matthew 22:37-40. Jesus gave us a New Covenant, and
a new Law: The Law of Love! "Love the Lord with all your
heart, with all )our soul, and with all your mind. This is the first
and great commandment. The second is like it: Love your
neighbor as yourself. In these two commandments are contained
all the La\\ and the prophets." God is Love. His Law is Love.
Love is truly the most important thing in this world.
Sa" fou Saw IC '7#? TeS,(a!
Come and Be Blessed!
Fellowship Church of Praise
r, 'r 302 Martin Luther King BR lv,. Port St. Joe
.Sunday School ................................... 10 a.m.
M morning Service .................................................. 11 a.m .
Tuesday Bible Study ............................................. .. 7 p.m.
Thursday Praise & Worship .................. 7 p.m.
"BECAUSE WE CAN DO YOU GOOD!"
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor
S -c 12/11.
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULFCOUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)D
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.311 ColumbLus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
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Children,& Youth Missions at 7p.m.
Prayer & Bible Study at 7'p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music, & youth
Keep Your Poinsettias
"Merry and Bright"
The holidays wouldn't be
quite right without a beautiful
poinsettia. But, how many times
have you taken a poinsettia home,
only to have it drop most of its
leaves in a few weeks?
Most poinsettias are grown in
greenhouses under ideal condi-
tions which are quite different
than those inside your home.
With proper placement and care
though, your poinsettia will last
beautifully beyond the holidays. ,
Poinsettias have come a long
way from the' plant introduced
200 years ago and named in
honor of Joel Roberts Poinsett, a
former U.S. ambassador to
Mexico. In their natural
environment, poinsettia plants
can grow from 12 to 16 feet tall,
with leaves almost seven inches
Those early poinsettia plants
were extremely fragile, short-lived
and tended to drop their leaves
and red bracts easily. Thanks to
extensive research and breeding,
today's poinsettias exhibit
stronger stems, larger bracts and
better tolerance to indoor condf-
Even so, before you buy a
poinsettia, make sure the plant is
fresh. This is done by looking at
the plant's true flowers-the
small, yellow, pea-shaped "but-
tons" in the center of the long
Each flower produces a ring
of stamens (the pollen-bearing
part of, the flower) that, will be
attached. If the plant is fresh. If
the stamens have dried and fallen
off., it may be wise to move on to
the next plant. This isn't applica-
ble if the poinsettia's flowers were
trimmed off before it was dis-
LIGHT AND TEMPERATURE
Greenhouse grown poinset-
tias aren't use to cool, low-light,
indoor conditions. To prevent leg
drop,, place them In a warm,
brightly lit area. Too much direct
sunlight will fade the bracts, so
use a sheer curtain to diffuse the
light or place the plant, near, but
not in, a sunny window. ....
Also, don't put poinsettUas on
the television or close other heat
sources, and keep them away
,from air conditioning vents and
drafts. So, place this year's plant
in a healthy location-and move4t7f
to that."perfect" display site when -
In warm-winter areas wleie-
poinsettlas are displayed out-
doors, be sure the plants are in a
protected location and night, tem-
peratures are mild. Poinsettias
are damaged by cold winds, chill-
ing temperatures and rain. In
fact, if poinsettias are exposed to
-temperatures below 50 degrees,
the bracts will "splotch' and the
leaves will drop.
WATERING AND FERTILIZING
Poinsettias grow best with
moist soil-not too wet and not
too dry. Water the plant thorough-
ly when the soil surface feels dry
to the touch and add enough
water so it begins to seep through
the pots drainage holes.
If the pot is in a saucer, dis-
card the excess water, since poin-
settias left sitting in water may
suffer root damage. It isn't neces-
sary to fertilize your poinsettia
when it's in bloom during the hol-
Once the holidays are com-
plete. what do you do with your
poinsettia? Should you leave it
inside? Compost it and start
again next year? In warm winter
areas, poinsettias can be grown
as a landscape plant; and in cold-
er areas, they can be grown as a
house plant and forced into bloom ,
the following year. /
Warm winter areas: ,'
As' long as your. poinsettia
holds its color, leave it indoors.or
place it outside on your porch or'-.
patio-but remember to water it
and bring it indoors if there's a
chance of frost.
In March, plant the poinsettia
outside in full-sun or light
shade-but if you want flowers
next year, don't place it near a
street light or window. Poinsettias
need rich, well-drained soil and
frequent water and fertilization.
Prune the plant back to four
or six inches after planting and
apply a balanced fertilizer con-
taining minor elements. You'll
need to trim poinsettias several
times during the growing season
to obtain a compact plant, but
don't prune poinsettias after the
first part of September.
Poinsettias as indoor plants:
Enjoy your poinsettia until
the bracts fade,u then prune it
back to about four to six inches
and repot it to a larger container.
Place it in bright light and fertilize
with an all-purpose. house plant
fertilizer as directed on the pack-
age. Supplement this with one
tablespoon of epsom. salts dis-
solved in a gallon of fertilizer.
If you want a, short, compact
plant, pinch the new growth
often; but don't trim the plant
after early September. If you want
your poinsettia to flower for'
Christmas,. in mid September,
place it in a closet, unlit room or
cover it with, 'a dark cloth after
sunset each night. Move the plant, .
to a location receiving bright light
during the day.
Poinsettias are short ,day
(long night) plants and require 14
to 16 hours of un-interrupted
night to. fori-m. flowers. But, the
reward of beautiful flowers at
Christmas makes it all Worth-
An interesting and unique
way to grow your poinsettia is to
train it as a standard or "tree." To
do this, simply prune your plant
back to one shoot and stake it so
its growth is straight. As, the stem
.grows, tie it. to the stake to sup-
port the stem,. arid remove
'unwanted side shoots.
Once the poinsettia has
reached the, height at which you
want branches, prune off the
main shoot, which causes side
shoots to form and grow. Prune
often to keep the plant's growth
compact, because if branches
become too long, they'll break.
Continue-;'rputine care for the
plant ,,and enjoy ...its flowers at.
Note of Thanks
First, I would like to thank
God, our heavenly Father, the
maker of Heaven and Earth, the
ruler of all nations; the churches,
and individuals who were-praying
for my grandson, Ahmad Skanes,
while he was in Bay Medical
Center. He was there from
November 26 to December 5.
On Friday, December 5, he
lost his eyesight and they had to
call Pensacola and airlifted him to
.Sacred Heart Children's Clinic.
On December 10th his sight was
Thank the Lord for prayers for
me also. .I found there's nothing
too hard for God. Like the song
says, "Somebody prayed for me,
they had me on their mind. They
took the time and prayed for me.:"
I also want to thank you for
the cards, gifts, and donations
thiwere given on his behalf. May
the Lord ever keep us in His will.
; Yours in Christ,
The, family of Ernest Carter
would like to extend a special
thanks to the Gulf County EMS
and 911 for all their help given in
our timd of need. We would also
like to thank all of our friends for
their support, food and flowers.
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In Revelation 3:8 we
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M-any people make New Year's resolutions.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1998 PAGE 7
1997 Revisited FromPage-3?
GCCC board of directors. Wesley Atkins
named a district director of Florida Credit Un-
JULY-Fireworks displays mark Fourth...
Two month scallop season starts. Tucker
Park on Cape San Blas completed, giving ac-
cess to beach. Fund requests are $288,000
over county budget. County Courtroom gets
first face lift in 30 years. Optimist Club
pushes skate park. Air park proposed for
light industry-possibly 125 new jobs. .
School Board begins budget faced with a
$212,000 deficit. St. Joe Bay declared clear
of pollutants. Lake Alice playground dedicat-
ed [in Wewallitchka]... Two Bay County prison
escapees apprehended in Gulf County swamps
by Gulf deputies... FCPC announces it will re-
sume operations in September. St. Joe Land
and Development closes land to open hunting;
open only to lease holders. Terry Thomas
signs professional basketball contract with
English team. Rotary gives GCCC Gulf/
Dave Maddox addresses audience at
Franklin annex $6,000.
AUGUST-School opens August 11; expect
2,384 students, county-wide. Refurbished
Reid Avenue work is dedicated. Panhande
Paving sues county for funds being withheld. .;
Wewa places four questions on September bal-,
lot; "editing" city charter, gas and phone fran-
chises and city hall improvements. Dead-,
heading on state lands prohibited. Economic
Development Council formed with Joe Danford,
chairman. Box USA announces the closing
of its Port St. Joe plant.
SEPTEMBER-First annual scallop festival
held. Wewa elects Dickens mayor with 390
ballots, 297 for challenger Charles Pettis. ..
Accident claims the life of Mexico Beach Coun-
cilman, Jim Taylor. Ordinances place Reid
Avenue sidewalks .off-limits to bicycles and
skateboards. FCPC wants private corpora-
tion formed to operate city's Wastewater Treat-
ment Plant. Mill whistle marks start up of
paper mill. DEP approves permit for con-
struction of marina.. Mexico Beach's election
features [and approves] bed tax. City begins
work on re-sodding Fifth Street median.
OCTOBER-Paper mill sets a milestone
record-1 million man 'hours, worked without
lost time accident. .City board opposed giving
up control of wastewater treatment plant. .
City-wide prayer meeting held in football stadi-
um [for county economy]. City votes to pro-
ceed with marina construction loan .. FCPC
makes first bag weight paper in attempt to di-
versify. City council suggests renaming Fifth
Street "Cecil Costin Boulevard". Enterprise
Zone boundaries to be realigned.
NOVEMBER-Clifford Sims. Medal of Hon-
or recipient Iposthumouslyl featured in vete-
rans day activities.. War declared on Panhan-
dle drugs-21 agencies meet, organize, in Port
St. Joe. Waterspout causes damage at High-
land View. Sharks win county and district
championships. Oil/gas drillers in Gulf
must undergo strict permitting, scrutiny. .
First water shipment of paper from port since
1984, bound for Italy. FCPC objects to Prop-
erty Appraiser's valuation figures; files suit.
withholds $1,21 1,777 of tax bill.
DECEMBER-Combined arrests by Gu!f/
Franklin county in record 'bust' haul in 32 on
drug charges. County governments face sizea-
ble shortfalls from FCPC action. Sharks lose
in sub-regional tournament to Graceville. ..
Santa coming to town in December 13 parade.
Net ban heats up again with renewed legal
activity. Sharks begin basketball season as
defending state champions. 62 dolphins
beach themselves at Cape San Bias Animal
shelter stirs a stink; board considers new site
for facility. Mexico Beach has first tree light-
Woody Mley, .County Commissioner Warren Yeager, and DEP representatives moderate dis-
cussion on driving on south Gulf beaches.
County Commissioners Billy Traylor and John Stanley, Carolyn Husband, Wewahitchka
Mayor Ray Dickens, Robert Miller and Hub Norris officially open new Lake Alice Park.
Check Credit Report To Ensure Accuracy
By BOB CRAWFORD
Commissioner of Agriculture
Credit is an important part of
personal finance. Many con-
sumers establish a good reputa-
tion with creditors by paying their
debts on time and managing their
credit judiciously. Those who
have had trouble paying bills on
time or have defaulted on loans
may have credit records that pre-
vent them from obtaining addi-
tional loans or credit.
Sometimes, .inaccurate 'or'
erroneous information in a credit
file can prevent someone from
obtaining credit or cause a loan
request to be denied.. People who
are certain their payment history
is good but are turned down for
credit or loans should contact a
credit bureau to check their per-
sonalcredit report. Errors or out-
dated information in a credit file
could interfere with a consumer's
attempts to secure a loan.
Consumers checking their
personal credit reports may find a
variety of errors or omissions,
including: accounts that don't
belong to them; accounts that.
have been closed but are still
* reported as open; 7and inaccurate
personal data, such as name,
address, Social Security number,
GCCC to Begin
The -Spring 1998 ,semester at
Gulf Coast Community College
%will begin Thursday, January 8th.
Registration for courses in Port
St. Joe and Wewahitchka will bOe'
held on Tuesday. January 6th at
6 p.m. '
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. ,
from Page 1
Flood level for the
Apalachicola River is 15 feet. It
crested at just over seven feet
above flood level at 22.2 feet early
Flood waters have to reach
approximately 24 feet to begin
threatening homes in low lying
areas along the riverway, 'Nelson
employer, etc. ;
W\\hen consumers apply for
credit or loans, lenders will usual-
ly check their personal credit his-
tory using one of three national
credit reporting companies. These
credit reports greatly influence'a
lender's decision to approve cred-
it or a loan. Consumers, should
take steps to correct mistakes in
their credit files as soon as they
become aware of them.' !,
If a credit application was
denied because of information
Fact Sheet: What's
In A Cigarette?
The 1988 Surgeon Generatls
Report on nicotine addiction con-
Cigarettes and other forms of
,tobacco are addicting.
Nicotine is the drug in tobac-
co that causes addiction.
The pharmacologic and
behavioral processes that
determine tobacco smoke in
the lungs and from smoke-
less tobacco in the mouth or
nose and is rapidly distrib-
uted throughout the body.
Tobacco smoke contains over
4,000 chemical compounds,
including at least 43 different car-
Fingernail polish remover,
otherwise known as acetone, is a
poisonous gas and anr insecticide
which is an ingredient found in
Cigarette smoke contains
cyanide, a deadly poison.
Cigarette smoke contains
formaldehyde. a chemical used to
preserve dead frogs for high
school biology labs.
Cigarette smoke 'contains
methanol, a wood alcohol. Taken
in sufficient amounts, methanol
can 'cause blindness. It Is also
used as an additive in or substi-
tute for gasoline.
Cigarettes contain tar. a con-
glomeration of the solid particles
found in smoke. They combine to
form a sticky brown substance
that can stain your teeth and clog
Cigarette tobaccos used in
the United States and in most
Western European countries have
changed over time using higher
nitrate content which enhances
the levels of carcinogenic sub-
54a 1 Saw I I 7T4? Stwa!
obtained from a credit reporting
agency, that agency's name and
address must be supplied to the
consumer by the company to
which the consumer applied for
credit. ,, ,,
If a consumer has: been
denied credit, based .on informa-
tion supplied by a credit reporting
agency, that agency must inform
the consumer of every piece of
information in the report; if so
requested. This information
should be supplied free of charge
if requested within 30 days of the
credit denial. ,
If inaccurate or outdated
information is found in the report.,
the .credit reporting agency,
should be notified with the details
of the discrepancy, and the mat-
ter will be investigated. If the new
investigation reveals an error, a
corrected version will be sent,
upon the consumer's request, to
anyone who received the original
report in the past six months.
If the new investigation does
not resolve the discrepancy. 'the
consumer should have the credit
reporting agency include his or
her version of the disputed infor-"
maLion in the file and,, in future
Because it could take some
tnime to correct errors, it's:a good
idea to request a .copy of your
credit report before applying for
credit or a loan. You probably will
have to pay around $8 for the
report if you haven't been denied
The three major credit report-
ing companies are:
* Equifax P.O. Box 4081, Atlanta,
* Experian (formerly TRW), P.O.
Box 1206, Allen, TX 75013
*TiansUnion. P.O. Box390.
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Republicans to Hold
First Meeting of Year
The Gulf County Republican
Party will hold its first 1998 meet-
ing on Monday, January 5, begin-
ning at 7:30 p.m. at the Gulf
County Public Library on Fifth
Street (Highway 71) in Port St.
The guest speaker of the
evening' will be Cora, Sue
Robinson. Mrs. Robinson swill be
discussing her responsibilities as
Gulf County's .'Supervisor of
Elections, the new state campaign
financing and election laws, and
factors determining local repre-
Members of the Republican
Party and the general public is
cordially invited to attend.,
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Fortunas is Commended
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class
Wesley E. Fortunas, son of George
E. Fortunas of Port St. Joe,
recently received a Letter of
Commendation while assigned at
Naval Submarine Support Facility
New London in Groton,
Fortunas was recognized for
his superior performance of duty.
Displaying remarkable dedication
and initiative, Fortunas consis-
tently performed his demanding
duties in an exemplary and high-
ly professional manner.
Fortunas is an essential part
of today's naval forces as they
shift focus away from long-dis-
tance war at sea to handling the
challenges of regional conflicts
Adorn Care Center Tree
On December 10th, the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post # 10069
decorated a Christmas tree displayed in the main dining hall at
Bay St. Joseph Care Center. Shown in the photo from left are
Bonnie Tillery, Arnetta Henderson, Ginny Seefeldt, Betty Rudd,
Joan Phillips and Gloria Young.
affecting U. S. interests.
Whether helping provide
humanitarian assistance and dis-
aster-relief or projecting power
ashore and providing forward
presence, sailors like Fortunas
are making a difference as they
work assigned to ships,
squadrons or shore commands
around the world. Fortunas is not
only improving his knowledge and
skill, but is serving as part of the
most highly technical naval force
The 1990 graduate of Port St.
Joe High School joined the Navy
in August 1990
Gulf County Schools
JANUARY 6 9, 1998
MON- RECORDS DAY. NO
TUES- Beef Stew, Fruit Cup,
Broccoli w/Cheese, Crackers,
Milk and Cake.
WEDS- Country Fried
,Greens, Mashed Potatoes,
Cornbread and Milk.
French Fries, Milk and Cake.
FRI- Chicken Sandwich, Rice
w/Gravy, Green beans,
Applesauce, Bread and Milk.
MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE
TO AVAILABILITY OF CERTAIN ITEMS.
I YO Y See News Happening... .
IL 4 e'" .~ls- lO
Shown in the adjacent phpto
are the "Birthday Girls of the
Beaches"-from left, are Idale
Roberts, Doris Montford, Mina
Lousader, Shirley Anderson,
Maxine Brown, Wanda Walker,
Ginny Seefeldt, Joyce Jamison,
Arnetta Henderson and Joan
Throughout the year, the
"girls" celebrate their birthdays by
going out to eat. They also enjoy a
Christmas party annually. In ear-
lier years, they have drawn names
and exchanged gifts, but last year
they voted to pool their money
and buy something for someone
Last year, the senior citizens
had asked through The Star for
much needed blankets. So. the
"birthday girls" donated blankets,
three men's jackets and three
ladies' jackets. This year they
donated three ceramic space
heaters, displayed by the ladies in
With the recent cold spell in
the area, there are surely three
families enjoying a little more
warmth this year-thanks to the
"Birthday Girls of the Beaches".
Members of the Gulf County
Retired Educators Association
will meet on Tuesday, January
6th at the Driftwood Inn at Mexico
Beach. The meeting will begin at
11:00 a.m., E.S.T., and will fea-
ture Dr. Robert McSpadden as its
guest speaker. All members are
urged to attend this important
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
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g YouA Grea 1998!
May you and yours
have a safe, happy
and healthy new
year filled with love
S. ". ** 203 Fourth Street
SPort St. Joe
. Attention oatmeal cookie'
lovers! Now you can enjoy
a chewy oatmeal cookie ..
with all the flavor and ,
goodness of oats and a
fraction of the fat of tradi-
,,.Saqking on. a low-fat,
oatmeal cookie also is a.
great-tasting way to get
more oats into your'daily
diet, and eating. more oats
is a goal worth pursuing.
Oats provide satisfying,
Whole grain oats, are a
good source of iron,
thiamin, phosphorus and
To trim the fat and chol-
esterol in Chewy Apple Spice Oatmeal Cookies, apple butter or applesauce
replaces some of the margarine, and egg whites are substituted for a whole egg.
Apple butter, found in the jelly and jam section of the supermarket, or apple-
sauce, also keeps the cookies moist. Any dried fruit can be used in place of the
raisins and dried apples.
To receive more great-tasting, lower-fat recipes, send your name and complete
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Chewy Apple Spice Oatmeal Cookies
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) margarine, 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
softened 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup apple butter or applesauce 3 cups Quaker oats (quick or"
2 egg whites old fashioned, uncooked)
2 tablespoons skim milk 1/2 cup each: raisins and,
2 teaspoons vanilla chopped dried apples
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Heat oven to 350F. Lightly spray cookie sheet with no-stick cooking spray.
Beat together sugars and margarine until well blended Add apple butter, egg
whites, milk and vanilla; beat well. Add combined.flour, baking soda, cinnamon,
salt and nutmeg; mix well. Stir in oais and fruit; mix well. (Dough will be
moist.) Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 412
minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet;
remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.
About 3-1/2 Dozen
Easy Bar Cookies: Spread dough evenly onto bottom of ungreased 13\9-inch
baking pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool
completely; cut into bars. Store tightly covered. 32 Bars
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Ve getable Garden Tips
for December and January
For those who still want to
grow a winter garden, plant beets,
broccoli, brussel sprouts, cab-
bage, carrot, cauliflower, celery,
chinese cabbage, collards and
mustard. These plants will grow
and produce as long as tempera-
tures don't reach into the teens.
Keep them watered (but not
too much) and check them fre-
quently for those cater pillars that
love to eat greens. Use dipel or
thuracide against the cater pillars
and insecucidal soap should win-
ter aphids appear.
For those still growing vegeta-
bles, it's the ideal time to collect
and lay down in the walkways
those leaves everyone is placing
by the curbside for pick-up. By
letting them rot in place now,
they'll improve the soil for the
next growing season when the
garden is eventually tilled.
For gardens that are unplant-'
ed, place three to four inches of
leaves on top of the ground and
turn them in 10-12 inches so they
also can rot in place through the
Most organic matter (materi-
als that can form things that were
living or were once living them-
selves) will add nutrition to the
soil, improve its tilth, and attract
Oak leaves and pin needles
are great for improving garden
soils, if they are chipped and
turned in at this season. Wood
ashes from the fireplace can also
be used and are a great source of
potassium, if they are spread
thinly over the surface and tilled
Placing kitchen scraps,
greens, fruit peelings, coffee
grounds, banana skins, eggshells,
or fish scraps on top of the
ground is not a good practice as it
Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County Extension Service
encourages pests such as rats,
roaches, flies and large animals
such as possums and raccoons.
Don't throw them away how-
ever, if you are truly into recy-
cling. They still make a great soil
additive for plants. Instead, con-.
sider doing with these what native
Americans did-dig a small hole
near a plant (but not too close to
the roots) and bury them.
This "pit composting" is an
excellent way to turn kitchen
scraps into soil amendment and
places it right where it can be
used as the plant grows.
Caution: Never bury meat
scraps, grease or oils as they do
not help the soil as much and can
be toxic to root growth. These
materials should' be disposed of
through waste collection pick-up.
If you are a "leaf gatherer"
(one who so values the good
things natural leaves/needles can
do for the soil that they travel
about collecting discarded bags of
these the., day before the truck
comes to take them from residen-
tial waste pick-up), be on the
look-out for twigs that look as if
they have been carefully "whittled
upon". These ;are branches, that
hold the-eggs 'of the "Twig Girdler
Tns column s proui.dc. 3 a service of nle Gulf Ccunty Guidance Clinic. Inc a professional counseling
ano menial nealli center i 1s noi ntienca o lo epLace ps c noi K.i coaunseting or trearmeni ser ices
I am 4)0 years old and have
been married for 16 years. My lyife
t has recently decided -to mo'e out
and file for divorce. I don t know
why. Our marriage seemed to be
going OK, and then suddenly she
just left. I got the divorce papers
min the mail today.
I have tried to talk to her over
and over agair but she is so cold
and doesn't make sense. She
avoids me and tells me to get
,some help. I know that if I can
just see her face-to-face I can con-
vince her to come home. I don't
sleep at night. I don't eat, and
can't get her off my mind. What
should I do? I can't just let her go
after 16 years; of marriage.
This is a rough time for you,
full of confusion and pain. You
will be on an emotional roller
coaster for a while, and may need
help from a counselor through
this period of adjustment.
While you don't want to just
give up 16 years of marriage,
there is usually not much you can
do to fight your separation if your
wife really wants it. If you have,
been served papers, chances are
good that she's serious.
Even if she's not, the best
course of action is letting her go,
taking care of yourself, looking
realistically toward the future,
*4 recovering from the loss, and
keeping the divorce as civil as
possible (This is especially impor-
tant if children are involved). You
will recover quicker and your
divorce will be much less conflict-
ual if you can accept what is hap-
Here are some things you can
do to address some problems you,
may face in the immediate
First, you must realize that'
whatever reasons she gives for
ending your marriage will, not
make sense to you. Nothing she
can say will help you justify her
decision in your mind. You must
stop trying to figure out why, at
least for now. Maybe after you
begin to recover, the reasons will
become clear. In the meantime,
accept that she wants a divorce
and begin to make plans for your
You will probably be inclined
to hold on to false hope, and read
into her behavior and things she
says. If she is polite to you it does
not mean her decision has
changed. Sometimes she may
even give you false hope if you ask
for it in order temporarily ease
your pain. Avoid interpreting her
actions and behavior to mean
^ something it does not.
Set some boundaries for your
contacts with her. You will proba-
bly need to discuss business in
the upcoming months, but your
discussions s should be confined'
primarily to the problems at hand.
This is not to say that you
should be cold or impersonal, but
understand that your relationship
has changed,, and you should take
care riot to assume that the same
level of intimacy still exists. You
may find yourself very disappoint-
ed if you :do. '
You may also have irresistible'
impulses to contact her at times
not agreed upon by her. This
would be a mistake. She may
receive this as harassment and
you will find yourself confused
and disappointed if she becomes
The. less contact you have
with her,. the sooner you will
recover. She will also appreciate
you not putting pressure on her
and may minimize the conflict in
Look realistically toward your
future and begin making plans
and adjustments in the areas of
finances, where you will live,
social contacts, etc. You may need
to contact an attorney. Although
you should avoid conflict as much
as possible, much of your future
may be determined in the divorce
decree. You will want to be fair,
but also make sure your future is
Find some time to take' care of
yourself. You are vulnerable to
depression, anxiety, and medical
problems right now. See your doc-
tor about an exercise program
and a diet. Avoid withdrawing
socially. Contact some friends or
family who can support you and
keep you occupied.
I would strongly advise seeing.
a counselor to help with the emo-
tional adjustment. Divorce is
traumatic for everyone involved
and you will do well to talk to an
objective person to validate your
thinking and help you with the
emotional ups and downs.
There are many good private
counselors in the area and Gulf
County Guidance Clinic has sev-
eral counselors who can help. We
also have a 24-hour crisis line
should an emergency arise. Let us
know if we can help.
Sincerely, Ed Dennis, MS
Clinical Services Supervisor
Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to
This strange insect will lay
eggs on a branch the size of a
thumb or smaller and then per-
haps to keep the tree from push-
ing those eggs out with its sap,
precise gnawing around the
branch (cutting it nearly in two)
With time the branches break
off and fall to the ground. If you
finmd branches like this in the
materials you collect, be sure to
pick them out and get rid of them.
Karl H. Bowen with Liberty
National Life Insurance Company
has recently been presented with
both the "National Quality Award"
and "National Sales Achievement
Award" during the November
meeting of the Florida Association
of Life Underwriters held at the
Harbor House Restaurant in
The National Association of
Life Underwriters, (NALU) located
in Washington D.C. confers these
awards to promote and recognize
excellence in client and customer
The "National Quality Award"
was created in 1944 and recog-
nizes an agent's ability to provide
.long-standing insurance products
and service to clients.
The "National Sales Achieve-
ment Award" was created in 1966
and recognizes an agents ability
in client building and representa-
Only 10 to 15 percent of the
nation's insurance agents receive
one of these annual, prestigious
NALU industry awards. The
National Association of Life
Underwriters was founded in
1890 and represents over
110,000 professionals in life.
health. property/casualty insur-
:ance and other financial services.
NALU is affiliated, wth the
Panama City Association of Life
SWhile most Americans are,
celebrating the holiday season at
home or with family, Navy
Fireman J. S. Barnes, a 1995
graduate of Wewahitchka High
School, is spending the holidays
forward deployed to Sasebo,
Japan, aboard the amphibious
transport dock USS Dubuque.
Barnes is one of more than
66,000 .sailors, Marines and
Coast Guardsmen who are serv-
ing our country separated from
their families and loved ones this
holiday period. Barnes is working
abroad to preserve peace as part
of our nation's forward defense
Barnes' ship can provide fast
transport of combat troops and
rapid launching ashore by both
helicopter and waterborne
assault. Landing craft and Sea
Knight helicopters operating from
Barnes' ship can transport up to
900 combat troops, their equip-
ment and supplies from ship to
shore. These troops can take con-
trol of port, and air base facilities,
and prepare for follow-on forces.
Barnes joined the Navy in
Gulf Coast Community
College's Small Business Develop-
ment Center will offer a seminar
entitled, "Accounting and Tax
Seminar for Small Businesses,"
on Thursday, January 8, from
1:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Bay
County Small Business Incuba-
William B. Steiner, CPA will
discuss business legal entities,
recordkeeping, accounting meth-
ods, financial statements, inde-
pendent contractors, employees
and tax reporting for federal, state
and local governments. This sem-
inar is designed for prospective
and existing business owners.
Reservations may be made by
paying a $15.00 registration fee in
advance at the Bay County Small
Business Incubator, located at
2500 Minnesota Avenue in Lynn
Haven. For additional information
call the incubator at (850) 271-
' I hope that everyone in North
Florida is having a safe and happy
holiday season. With the new year
upon us, I would like to take a
moment to reflect on :.Congress'
.achievements during my first year
in Washington, and to look ahead
at what is to come in the next
year's session of Congress.
For a quarter of a century,
Congress has failed to pass a bal-
anced budget. Fortunately, this
summer I joined the majority 'of
Congress and the President in pro-
ducing a budget that both :bal-
ances and addresses the needs of'
hard working American families..
This year's budget' agreement'
provides desperately needed tax
relief for our nation's working fam-
ilies. The agreement gives over one,
million Florida families a $500 tax
break for each child. Nearly every:.
family with children, that eai-ns;
less than $130,000 a year, will get
the tax relief they need.
In addition,. for families strug-
gling to save enough money to,
send their children to college, the
agreement provides several educa-
tion tax breaks which will make
higher education more- affordable
for ; all families. The HOPE
Scholarship 'and the Lifetime
Learning tax credits 'will allow'
566,000 Florida students at all lev-
els of higher education to receive
substantial tax credits off of their
Among other benefits for work-'
ing families, the budget agreement
establishes new IRAs specifically
for education expenses, and allows
for an income tax deduction of up
to $2,500 a year for interest paid
on student loans.
In addition, Congress took its
first step toward providing health
insurance for the 10 million chil-
dren in the U.S. who are not cov-:
ered, by including in the agree-
ment $24 billion over five years for
children's health care, with $270
million 'of that funding going to
Florida's children next year. This
represents, the single largest
investment in health care for chil-
dren since the passage of Medicaid
in 1965. and I am proud to have
been a part.
The, budget agreement also
grants extensive tax relief to'small
business owners and family farm-.
ers. For example, the agreement,
provides estate tax relief that more
than doubles the amount that fam-
ily farmers and small business can
leave to their heirs without paying
a costly federal estate tax.
As a fifth generation farmer, I
realize how important family
owned small businesses are to
North Florida's economy. I worked
closely with my colleagues to
ensure that this provision was
included in the final agreement.
In addition, I am pleased that
our small businesses and family
farms will also benefit from a sig-
nificant 'reduction in the capital
This year, I was also proud to
have been one of several advocates
in Congress for increasing our vet-
erans budget. For fiscal year 1998,
Congress has allocated an increase
According to Newton, a car-
,toon spokesperson has been
enlisted to promote the program.
Charge C. Sharp, a fictional
mainheiinancei mechanic, has
begun to sing the CSI-ARP mes-
of $212.5 million from last year, a
remarkable accomplishment con-
sidering the number of budget cut-
backs arid program reductions
that are taking place.
While this session of Congress
has proven quite successful, there
is still much to be done. Now that
we are on the road to a balanced
budget. it is important to begin
reducing the federal debt. Our
nation is currently five tnllion dol-
lars in debt, and I believe the next
step Congress should take is to
begin to pay down the debt so our
children and grandchildren are not
saddled with this crushing burden.
This year. the House passed
legislation which, if signed into
law. will dramatically reform, the
way the Internal Revenue Service
operates by developing a panel'of
citizens to help manage the agency
and changing the burden of proof
in tax cases from the taxpayer :to
However,, making the IRS
accountable to the citizens it
serves is just the first step.
Congress must make oir tax code
.more simple and fair. The House
leadership has made it clear that
they intend to bring tax reform leg-
islation to the floor for .debate. I
look forward to engaging in that
I am eager 'to take up these
and many other challenges in the
next session of Congress. I' look
forward to hearing from the citi-
zens of North Florida in 1998. and
I hope that you all hate a happy
and prosperous new year.
Arizona Employees "Singing of
Responsibility to the Environment
ponL ,s*lin i'* n
In response to achieving cor-
porate goals. Arizona Chemical's
Port St. Joe facility has developed
and implemented a program to
enhance understanding df each
Semployee s environmental respon-
sibility at the plant. The program
is described as the CSFL-IRP pro-
gram and its symbol is the high,
"C" note on the musical, scale.
The title Is derived from the
hrst letters of the following six key
Compliance with all environ-
Awareness through education
"The CSHARP program was
initiated through a site-specific
Awareness training program that
all employees were given earlier
this year," said Jim Newton, envi-
ronmental specialist. "The plant
has a strong commitment to full
.compliance with environmental
laws and regulations, and main-
taining this commitment requires
employees to understand their
This program is an easy way for
employees to remember that
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endorsed the program and views
it as one way of promoting en1i-
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employees at work -a' ~ iome'
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1998 PAGE 9
"The Year In Review"B:eA
NOW OPEN S 8 R DISCOUNT
1650 S. Hwy. 71 Wewahitchka, FL
OPEN TUESDAY SATURDAY, 8:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m.
REAL SAVINGS ON GROCERIES,
MOBILE HOME PARTS and SUPPLIES.
Some in Stock More Coming. Stop In and Check Us Out
Small Yorkshire Terrier
Missing in the area of south end of Palm
Boulevard, Yaupon Street and 21st
Street; three to four weeks ago.
Please call 229-6706 or 227-3122 or
return to 1620 Palm Boulevard.
BILLY CARR'S USED CARS
1976 HIGHWAY 98 HIGHLAND VIEW o PHONE (850) 229-6961
PAGE 10 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE,. FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1998
1983 Mercedes, 300 TD, 32 mpg, excel-
lent condition, $5,250. 227-3889 any-
time. 2tp 1/1
1985 Pontiac Bonneville LE, 4 door, air
cond., automatic, loaded. Very good
condition. 227-1620. Itc 1/1
GO CART 1996 one seater, 5 hp
engine, live axle & roll bar, has not had
much use. $625.00. Call 648-4222 after
5. tfc 12/4
1997 Toyota Tercel, tinted windows,
am/fm cassette, sport fin, must sell,
227-2551 or 227-1156. tfc 1/1
18' Wellscraft boat w/140 hp motor,
trailer, cushions, anchor, extra tank,
like new G.E. dishwasher, see it oper-
ate. We won a brand new one, must sell
this 3 year old, $200. Iltp 1/1
Mobile home for rent, St. Joe Bech, 2 .
bedroom, 1 bath, $375 per month. No
pets, references required. 227-1795.
For Rent at Wewa: 14x70' 2. bedroom
fully furnished mobile home, $400
month. Util. furnished, extra nice,
absolutely NO pets. Call 648-5905 after
6p.m. 2tc 1/1
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
2 bedroom trailer, $275 month plus
utilities, 315 Bonita, Highland View.
647-3875. tfc I/1
For Rent: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, pool,
garage, 124 Selma, St. Joe Beach, $750
month. First and last plus cleaning
deposit. 647-3461 or 1-612-416-3711.
Two bedroom furnished trailer in
Hlghland,..VIew. '$225 month, S150
deposit. 227-1260. tfc!1l/1
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Affordable
housing for the elderly and the hand-
Cen. h &a, laundry -facilities, energy
efficient 'const., stove & refrig., fur-
nished, fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts. on
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.,
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
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-
1776. tfc 9/25
Apartment for rent, Hwy. 98, Mexico
Beach, Lg. upstairs 2 bdrm. cable,
water, garbage furnished, $500 month,
$500 deposit. optional lease. 648-4384
or 648-5139. tfc 1/1
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 1/1
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfc 1/1
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 1/1
1,200 sq. ft. office space, located on
Hwy. C-30, $750 month, includes utili-
ties. Call 227-1774. tfc 1/1
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
One and two bedroom apartments. 2
blocks from beach. Beacon Hill, reason-
able. Call 912-246-1250. .tfc 1/1
One bedroom apartment. Call 229-2727
or 229-9000. tfc 1/1
YARD SALE: Many miscellaneous items.
Saturday, Jan. 3, 1650 S. Hwy. 71,
Wewahitchka. 8 until. ltp 1/1
Yard Sale: 7466 Americus Ave., St. Joe
Beach. Friday and Saturday, January
2nd and 3rd. Toys, electronics, lots of
goodies. Sale starts at 7:00 a.m. Itp
Assistant desired for busy real estate
sales and vacation rental office. Basic
computer skills and pleasant personali-
ty are required. Please phone in
advance for interview appointment.
,Prudential Resort Realty, St. Joseph
Bay Office, 227-2000. Itc 1/1
CNA's, 3-11 & 11-7 shifts, both full and
part time. Call Jean at 850-653-8844
Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. 4 p.m. 2tc 12/25
Job Notice: The City of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for the following
position: WATER PLANT OPERATOR,
$6.85/HOUR. Application and job
description may be picked up and
returned to the Municipal Building, 305
Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32457.
Application deadline January 9, 1998.
The City of Port St. Joe enforces a Drug-
Free Workplace Policy and is an Equal
Employer. 2tc 12/25
Experienced nail tech needed. For
very busy salon on St. George Island.
850-927-3500. tfc 1/1
Want a degree?
Want a career?
Join the Florida
Air National Guard.
*Prior or non-prior
#50% state tuition
*Cash for college
Earn while you learn
*Travel & MORE!
High tech career fields
Golf clubs, complete set of irons. Ladies'
Wilson ultra lights, 2 throughpw, men's
Spalding Executive 2 -hrough pw. Call
229-8047. ltp 1/1
Furniture for sale: love seat and match-
ing chair, rattan wivel rocker, queen size
sofa sleeper, full size cabinet headboard.
For information call 229-6527. ltp 1/1
Scout electric mobility scooter for sale,
used indoors, excellent condition. 647-
5239 or 850-670-8865. 2tp 1/1
Washer and dryer, good condition, $65
each. Call 647-3100. Itc 1/1
Land Development in Simmons Bayou. Must Sell Immediately! Buy factory
Call 229-8397 or 227-2191 (weekends). direct. Save $$$ on SteelMaster Penn-
tfc 1/1 sylvania Outdoor Show Demonstrator
Building. Great Backyard Shop /
UNFURNISHED Garage. Call NOW! 1-800-341-7007.
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig. Serious inquiries Only. 2tp 1/1
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
laundry rm. One oak china cabinet, $250, 1 Apollo
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove & Hydroheat unit 2 ton, $100. Call after
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up. 5:00, 229-8673. Itc 1/1
*New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2 ba.,
inside laundry rm, ch&a, dishwasher Whirlpool electric dryer, $75, microwave
& stove, fully carpeted. No pets. stand, $15. Call 229-8216 or 227-7196,
FURNISHED ask for Regina. Itp 1/1
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat & air,
washer/dryer hook-up. FREE CASH GRANTS! College, Scholar-
*One bedroom apartment, washer ships. Business. Medical bills. Never
/dryer hook-up. Repay. Toll Free 1-800-218-9000, ext.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. G-9513. 4tp 12/18
Safe 'N Dry Storage
302-B Reid Ave., PSI FL
- ~ ~
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
(229-2727) about ALL NEW HAPPY
JACK LIQUI-VICT. Discover the differ-
encel 6tc 12/18
SAY YOU SAW IT IN THE STAR!
1985 14x70' 2 bdrm., 2 ba. mobile
home w/3 acres of land with 2 out-
buildings, deep well, Ig. deck in White
City, $39,000 OBO. 827-2838 after 5
p.m. tfc 12/18
Lots on Dead Lakes, West Arm Section.
Call 639-5920. tfc 1/1
3 BR masonry home with large in-
ground pool, $69,500. MUST SELLI
229-9282 Days, 229-2580, evenings.
Home for sale by owner: brick home, 1'
1/2 lots, nice neighborhood. 4 bed-
rooms, 2.5 baths, family room, sun
room. Formal living & dining room.
Custom kitchen & breakfast nook, hot
tub, swimming pool, large deck, fenced
in' back yard. 2700 sq. ft. heating &
cooling. Location 103 20th St., PSJ
(904) 229-8409. By appointment only.
For sale by owner: two story new home,
2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2 bath, mas-
ter bdrm., 22'x16' with garden tub,
sunken den w/fireplace and home the-
atre system with surround sound. Front
and rear porch, 12'x16' util. shed. By
appt. only. 101 Yaupon, 229-6411.
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.
Beautiful town home, Barrier Dunes,
completely redone. Can see ocean from
all 3 decks. Many extras, some fuini-
ture stays. Call 227-3351. tfc 1/1
3 bedroom, 1 bath brick home on shad-
ed comer lot in Highland View. Cen..
h/a, fireplace, new carpet in living area,
utility room, storage and boat shed,
$42,500. 227-1604. tfc 1/1
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 1/1
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 647-3292. tfc 11/6
Perfectly kept 2 bdrm/den or third,
bdrm 2 bath home by Gulf of Mexico.
Approx. 1750 sq. ft. Too many ameni-
ties to list. Call for details & appt. by
owner. 229-8674. tfc 11/1
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with septic
tank & well. $2,500 down, $132.16 mo.
Call George, 229-6031. tfc 1/1
3 bdrm., 1 ba. house w/fireplace, cen.
h&a on 1/2 acre lot at Howard Creek.
$35,000. 827-2128. tfc 1/1
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICES HEREBY GIVEN thai St J..-eph Land
& Development Co. ih e I:h..l-r .' iLe Ib l"lo,.ri Tin a
Certificate, has filed : aid c.rufiate lor &a deed to
be issued thereon. Trhe ceru]'fi.:ae number and e'ar lof
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: Beinninp at lie rrj,.rth-itl
Co, ri' o .:. -cuoni I'1. ToV.T.hip o .: ,,J R.ri'e 9
,'AI thncne runrangm .'est l.n oVe lhe North b..jnd ar
line .l aJd .- cuc.n 13 a diLan3-ei.- I 'O80 feet Jt nce
run i oj-h 2:"l Oetl or the F.in oint Beirnlnig. t'hcnce
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
Qrijrtor fI he Nrthcait Quaner' of Section 13,
T.:.-anraip 6 :-:..uh Rij-iec c ,'emt
Name In which assessed:
J. T. Murff, and J. T.' Murff, Jr.
All of said property being in the Gulf County, State of'
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate will
be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the
Gulf County Courthouse at 11:00, A.M.. E S T., on
Wednesday, the 14th day of January 1998.
Dated thi-I 10 h day of December 1997.
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GjULF CUUIl. FLO rIDAxii~
BY: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris.
4tc, December 18 and 25, 1997, and January 1 and
CABLE TV ASSETS FOR
SALE BY RECEIVER
The Receiver of the assets of Rigel CSSF Joint
Venture ("Rigel CSSF") appointed pursuant to the
Order of the United States District Court for The
District of Massachusetts ("Court") dated March 18,
1997, is offering for sale certain real property located
in Port St. Joe, Florida and assets used or useful in
cable television systems serving residents in the
Georgia counties of Appling (City of Surrency);
Brantley (City of Hoboken), Bullock IFi.rrill Burk'
(Midville and City of Sardis), Clasaih.rm (Pur
Wentworth), Effingham (City of Guyton). Glascock
(City of Gibson), Jefferson (City of Stapleton). Lee
(City of Smithville), Sumter (City of Leslie and City of
Plains and Cobb/Lake Blackshear/Desoto). and the
Florida County of Gulf (Port St. Joe). s
-The Receiver has entered into an Asset
Purchase Agreement ("Agreement") dated September
17. 1997, subject to approval of the Court, to sell
substantially all of the assets of Rigel CSSF for a cash
purchase price of $2,800,000. The Receiver will
entertain higher or better offers equal ,to or greater
dhan 52 650 .0 0 Inierestd purn3 ser .',:,uld -ub-
mil higr' r or better oltie. t,. the Re,: Fi,:r in -Tlnung
by 5:00 p.m. on or before January 29. 1998. Parties
submitting higher or better offers will be required to
deposit with the Receiver $200,000 in certified funds
as a refundable deposit towards the purchase price
and provide 3,iaciory edli-nce of the 3blity l to p3
in cash the oahnL.e Iof an.. iler to purchae mne
i:sel. Parses -u bmitUng hilghr or better 'iier; ill
be required to appear at a hearing to be he)d on
February 5. 1998 at 4:00 p.m. at the United States
District Court, John W. McCormack Building. U.S.
Post Office and Courthouse, Boston; Massachusetts.
The a .ne. :, lffeedr b rhe Recener <:.:-.nist of
the rnil..ing (I ril piL.,.pe rrnthe reil pr..pen lucji,
ed .t 503 Third Streer P.:.n. t J.e Flondi .:.oni.t-
ing oi an c-nice uillni and3l re lJ property idenliiied
a. i I 1. Blok II IndL.l 3 Block I ,:of the Ctvy ,CI
P.un St l.,O Fl.:onda. aeordinra 10o ihe ollcial map
thereof on file Irn the O-lli. of1 lie Clerk ,-. tCucLU
C:-urt Cul C:.,ftlnr. :Flind, and he.de.rd ;re-ring
.te locauon r.n Nilr s R:.ad In F.:.n St .le. i,:. nda.
and 121 personal properrT Satliat-re dit-he earnh sla.
tons, towers, power supplies, descramblers, modula-
tors. scramblers, antennas, equipment racks, taps,'
line splitier;. rteler, co.,l'aal carle. amphlier:'. and,
otherr e.luipmn rt nece ary i"r prc.iilding c3bie tele'i-
'iun _erxic, ..Li;l')mer ii', hidernd l'a .;-
Crossing Agreements, Pole A.rachmer.t ,.reementer
and copies of all records in:ludmin billin ,rand other
FOR MORE INFORMATION, prospective pur-
chasers should immediately contact:,
Robert J. Maccini, Receiver
MITedia Senice GCroup Inc
170 Wermurister uLt e[
Providence, RI 02903
Teleph.:.ne (401) 454-3130
F. I 14011- 4'-, 3131
4tc, December 16arnd 25. 1997. and .1anua'r 1 and
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF. COUNTY.
CASE NO. 97-72 )
IN RE: The Estate of
DORA JONES s/k/a
DORA COMER JONES,
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of DORA
JONES, deceased File Number 97-72, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address, of which Is Gulf County
Courthouse. 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. The name and address of the Persona
Representative and her attorney are set forth below.
All interested person are required to file WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. (1) All claims
against the estate and (2) any objection by an inter-
ested person on whom notice was served that chal-
lenges the validity of the Will, the qualifications of the
Personal Representative, venue or jurisdiction of the
ALL CLTdTIMS DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
TILEC. DILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
DATE of ,the first publication of this Notice of
Administration Is December 25. 1997.
/s/ William J. Rish
WILLIAM J. RISH
RISH, GIBSON & JONES, P.A.,
206 E. 4th Street
P. 0. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0066806
/s/Minnie J. Likely
MINNIE LIKELY .
316 Avenue B
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
2tc. December 25. 1997 and January 1, 1998.
NOTICE OF SALE
FANTASY PROPERTIES, INC.
RT.3BOX 156:j ; '.
PORT ST. JOE. FL 32456
ITEMS ABANDONED IN SELF STORAGE UNITS
MISC CLOTHING. MISC HOUSEHOLD
COODD M.115- r-LiRTi_,mREM MISC. PER-
SONAL ITCMS *
SALE %kLL BE, HELD AT THE STORAGE FACILITY
AT N 20TH #T., MEXICO BEACH. SATURDAY, JAN-
UARY 17. 1998, AT 9:00 A.M.
2tc, December 25. 1997 and January 1,. 1998.
SAYYOU SAW IT IN THE STAR!
TRADES an-d SERVICES U
- .". Bookkeeping' Service- -
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
^notqlve Ilnohb Pvnrkf
Cabinets, custom Mantles,
t 1 I
Free Estimates RF 0066770
'rdepene Maie'eting Re #119212
107 Sunset Circle Port St. Joe,
TLC Lawn Service
Catering to All Your Lawn
Mowing, Trimming, Clean Outs, Mani-
curing, Spraying, Fertilizing, Landscaping
and Minor Sprinkler Repair.
Ref. Available. 229-6435
Owned L ^
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
Flea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment/
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
V Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
:.___________ IV I
Call Hannon Insurance,
Control Products at
Barfield's Lawn & Garden
Specializing in Reroofs
'Where Quality Is Higher Than Price"
* Household Repairs,
* Painting, Interior/Exterior Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
/ MINI-STORRGE \
5X10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
M CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
CARPET CLEANING M
Odor Control 24 Hr. Water Damage
Pet Stains" Free Estimates Z
198 or 7229-9663
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
Serving Por St. Joe and Surrounding
Area for 1 Plu s Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition, &
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
Residential Custom Wood
A 8 R Fence
,Fecinag ad Concrete Work
Albert Fleischmann t FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 (850) 647-4047
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service'.
,UC #EROO1 3168 INSURED
1/2 off House,
Jeff Wood 227-1559
Lawn Care, Edging,
Odd Jobs, Insured
STEVE GIBSON PAINTING
Paint, Stain & Pressure Wash Interior & Exterior
Drywall Repair, Ceiling Texture & Wall Paper C'ommercial,
Residential & Industrial New Construction & Renovations
r- Experienced, Reasonable & Free Estimates
Make 1i Gibso Toll Free 1-888.256-1318 or (850) 227-3376 up i/i
'Make It Gibson*
Steve's Painting Service
PAINT, STAIN & PRESSURE WASH
-INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
STEVE AILES Call 647-8314
Experienced Insured Reasonable Free Estimates
.- C 1/1
( GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
648-5474 FL License ER 0010992, RA0054218,
7 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
Free REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
r jtiateS INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
SSti.ll" R MINOR ELECTRICAL
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/22" 821
Ken Hicks Residential/Commercial
Carpet Water Damage
Upholstery Odor Control
Free Estimates, Call Anytime 648-8258
FOR RENT REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATEE EPUBLIC NOTICES PUBLIC NOTICES
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1998 PAGE 11
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. OF THE STATE OF
/ FLORIDA, IN ANP FOR GULF COUNTY
CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGSS
BANK OF PORT ST. JOE,
vs. CASE NO. 97-324
GREGORY LEMAR BURKEIT and wife,
MONICA LYNN BURKETT. and
TRANSOUTH MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
'NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the underSigned,
Clerk ol'Circuld Court of GulJ'Counry flonda. pur-
iuarit ,w the Fmil Judgment of morutage fo.:reclo-
sure entered in thUi cause ill :ell at the Front
Door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St.
Joe. Flonda, at 11:00 a.m on Jarinury 23 1998.
the follo-ing described parcel ofr re'l proper> to-
Lot Eleven (11), Block One Hundred
Twenty-one (121), of Unit No Nine (9). St.
Joseph's Addition to the Ciry of Port St.
Joe, Florida, according to the olfir al map
on file in the Office of the Clerk of Circuli
Court. Gulf County, Florida, in Plat Book
2, Page 12.
In accordance with F. S. 45.031 (2). the successful"
high bidder, if other than the Plaintiff, shall post
with the Clerk a deposit equal to fiv4 (5) percent of
the final bid or $1.000.00, whichever is less. The
balance shall be paid to the, Clerk within twenty-
four hours of the sale; otherwise the Clerk shall
readvertise the sale and pay all costs of the sale
from the deposit. Any remaining funds shall be
applied toward the judgment. The successful high
bid shall be explosive of the-Clerk's registry fee and
documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title.'
THIS NOTICE dated this' 17 day of Decemnber,
1 9 9 7 R '
BENNY C. LISTER
Clerk of Circuit Court
112 acre lots on
paved county road,
septic tanks, wells,
natural gas, ready to
move onto. $16,000.
Owner financing with
Call Billy Can,
By /s/ M. Vaughan
2tc, December 25, 1997 and January 1. 1998.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE DIVISION
ERNEST LONGMIRE, FILE NO: 97-73
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
'The administration of the estate of ERNEST
LONGMIRE, deceased, File Number 97-73-CP. Is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address 'of which is
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street, Port
St.'Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses
of the personal represen'tau e and the personal
representative's attorney are set lfornh bel-w
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
All persons on whom this notice is served
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the personal repre-
sentative. venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are
required to file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
.NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on'whoma copy of this noticeIs. served with-
in three (3)'months after the date of the first publi-
cation of this notice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE:FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of firs: publicaUon 'of Lhi, Notice
Is Dec. 25, 1997. ,.., .
Anornet 'for Personal Representative:.
Charles A Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St Joe. FL 32-456 '
Telephone (90t41 227-'1159
SFlirida Bar No 69)070)
5241 West Lake St.. Apt. 2-A
Chicago, IL 60644
2tc. December 25, 1997 and January 1, 1998.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE DIVISION
JAMES HARLON CURLEE. FILE NO: 97-69
The administration of the estate of JAMES
HARLON CURLEE, deceased. File Number 97-69-
CP, Is pending In the Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate 'Division,. the addrer.;, ,if, l'hich I.
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 filith '-e"' P, ,
St. Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the personal .
representative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
All persons on whom, this notice is served
who have objections that challei.ie- re', iii lliri :.'
the will, the qualifications of tnr pF-,:,rl r"pr '
tentative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are
required to file their objections "i'th this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE .iii MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS ,,
NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is served with-
in three (3) months after the .date of the first publi-
cation of this notice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE'(3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE. OR THIRTY, (3031 DAN i APitE F,
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A C'F,' OF THi ,
NOTICE ON THEM .
All oriher crelitori: fI' lhe dt:herelnt d per-
snif hairling claim, or dremanids aiganirt the dece-
dentr' e.taite must tfic l h-ir ,laim- ;lrut mi- Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is
Dec. 25, 1997.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 3245.6
Telephone: (904) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070
130 Pine Street -
Port St. Joe, FL.32456 '
2tc, December 25. 1997 and January 1, 1998.
Notice is heieby given that the Board of City
Commissioners snung a: the Board of
Adjustments will'bhii, a putlie hearing Tuesday,
January 6, 1998 at 6:00 p.m., to determine
.whether the City will authorize granting a variance
of twenty feet (20'). on the southerly property line
in order tj c.on.Lruct cini addition to Zion Fair
Bapuit Chur'r. L,:,t 2 ara 30, Block 1004.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis'
2tc, December 25, 1997 and January 1, 1998.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA.
CASE NO. 97.208.CA
T ADE *andSER IE
S COINS BY THE BAY!
I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair: prices.
Home 229-8104. Bus. 229-6803.
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Openr Meeting: Saturday 8:00 p.m. ET..
Tuesday 8.00 p.m.
Thursday. 8:00 p.m.
S.;: Thurs., 8:00 p.m. "
Tues.- Thurs. meetings at 1st
-United Methodist Church. PSJ
Steve Brant's Roofing
s Licensed & Insured
Port St Joe Call 2l2963$26
SMobile 899-0219 or 99-o0218
Fill Dirt / Sand
Top Soil *.Clay
Small Jobs A Specialty
LAWN 8 GARDEN
302-B Reid Ave.
YOUR "DO-IT-YOURSELFER" HDOTRS.
SWomens Suppo.rt Group. Thursday s.
5:30 6:30'p.m.. Wellness Center.'
Third & Williams Ave. NO CHARGE.
New group In development. Any Inter-
ested women are, encouraged to
attend. Details, call 227-1145.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Surfside
Serenity Group, meets Mon., Wed,-
Fri., at 7:30 p.m. CST at 1st United
Methodist Church, 22nd, St.,' Mexico
Beach. Women's open AA meeting, 12
noon CST Thursdays.
f iance /
647-3699 EVtETAPPiANCE REPAIR
Average Stump $10.00
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
Monday Friday, 9-6
.Saturday 8-5 CST
COMPLETE OIL CHANGE
$1 8.95 plus tax
We Custom Bend Pipe for You.
Outboard Motor Repair.
Owned & Operated by Danny.Clayton
133 S. 2nd St. Wewa
639-4174 or 639-4175
Pee.ce 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
t, 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
no Port St. Joe Lodge No Il I
'X. Reg Stated
G 1st & 3rd Thursday'
'of each month, 8:00
S 214 ReidAve. .
Richard Robinson, W.M.
Bill Jordon. Sec.
1st & 3rd weeks -Dec.
FULL LAWN SERVICE
BRUSH TRIMMING LANDSCAPING
I will work for you.
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe and
Clyde Sanford (904) 648-8492
BOB'S PAINT &
29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESIIA,.TES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
Catherine L. Collier
hi.'d _pe.'dc t SuL..s Rip.e 'i:liute'
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
VCR REPAIR CENTER
Camcorder 8 VCR Repair
321 Reid Ave. 227-3660
We Do On Location
We Come to You
Custom Black & White
Developing and Printing,
J. B. Roney, Photographer
'PUMP REPAIR& SALES LICENSED & INSURED
H & MI IRRIGATION
for All Your Watering Needs
HAL KEELS FREE 229-2738
JAMES WILEY ESTIMATES 227-7205
T.V. 8 V.C.R. Sales
Zenith G.E. RCA & Magnavox
Factory Authorized Service
We Service What We Sell
Badcock Home Furnishings Center
310 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
Circle S Refinishing
s Repair Touchup or Complete
This area's most experienced refinishers.
We do it ALL from furniture to floor.
827-6828 ask for Dusty
.5'.-i',OND HOLLAE'D u-..'0 UlL.A B
SHOrLLAIJC' nt- -ii d UNITED '
S;T.ATE '.CF ,ILiJL-A
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
,NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure
dated November 21, 1997, and entered in Case No.
97-208-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth
Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County. Florida,
S'h',-irn BANK UNITED, is Plaintiff and RAY-
P.MOrtD i-i.LLArJi and WILMA B. HOLLAND, his
wife; and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, are
defendants; I will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at i.r,- ir.:.n i.:-. ,..I' the Gulf County
Courthouse a- i':,:00" '5,r, se.-i Port Saint. Joe,
Gulf County, Fr.:.nial -245. ,-i 1:00 o'clock.a.m..
E.S.T., on the 12th day of January, 1998. the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in said Order
qr Final Judgment, to-wit:
L LOT BLOCr" H C'F FFORFi-LJJD 5 SEC-
O)ND AD, ilTiOrN TO iilGHL' VIEW
mC CO-Riri,'i TO TH-IE OFFICIAL PLAT
THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, PLAT BOOK 1
AT PAGE 50. (FROM OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 80. PAGE 198, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
If you are a person with a, disability who
needs any accommodation in order to" pird.:ipati
in this proceeding, you are entitled, .t r.:. c-:'.r r:
0:u iro pr-.:.Vi-i:.ir. .f1 certain assistance. Please
corta:t t ire C :un at 19i'04) 229-6113 within two (2)
working days of your receipt* of this Notice; if you
are h-,aring ,:.r t :.lie impaired, call Florida Relay
Smice 18)010 95 6770.
DATED at Port St. Joe, Florida, on Nov: 25,
S: : BENNY C. LISTER :
As Clerk, Circuit Court .
.. .By: /s/ Tonya Knox
As Deputy Clerk,
SMITH & HIATT. PA.A
Attorneys f6r Plaintiff
2691 East Oakland Park Boulevard, Suite 303
F,n L.iuderdale FL 33306
2tc. December 25, 1997 and January 1, 1998.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
JIM FAISON, as.Trustee of the Duren
Family 1992 Trust, .
vs. CA5E NUiiiMtBETF 9.. i7
CHARLES E. BROWN a/k/a CHARLES
EDWARD BROW 'i ,.n J jOEL STEIBER-
NOTICE OF ACTION.
TO: CHARLES E. 'BROWN a/k/a CHARLES
EDWARD. BROB N nu.J JOCLL STEi"BEF.-
Last Known Address: 3101 Fcpperri.li Road, .
Lexington, Kentucky 40.: j2
NYOli .VE HEFEiB', rj')TiniED irn3 ian ,, u.an
to quiet title to the following described property in
Gulf County,. Florida, to-wit: '; ',. '
'Lot 1, Block "I" Gulf Aire Phase IV. an
urireoirclde.j .'ibdivision located in ',:u,:.
32 ToA,-.hip 6 South, Range .11 V'.:i
Gulf-County, Florida, and being mo.c pr. i
ticularly described as follows:
Commencing at the point of intersection of
the Northeasterly R/W line of 'U.S.
Highway 98 (State Road No. 30) with the'
South line of Section 32. Township 6
South, Range 11 West, Gulf County,
Florida as same is shown on record plat of
Port St. Joe Beach Unit Two, as per plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 2,' Page 6, .
Public Records of Gulf County, Florida;
thence S89*52'49"W along said South line
i.; r 22 i10'5 :ct l: r.u i .:- ro.:. t'al i '3 '
"'- [l 'rineal'-'n .1i 5 ar-l at ilri[ a d'
Ln-.: ceri..rl-lr .: a*: : J.J iI Hi,:h r, ,
M cnc: rr, 4i: 1 1:110 V. al.:.rn s id
:rd r erl, F '. ine i:.r '521 i i ,.ri : a
: r:.nr.:re-: r I Tn. im en ,r u .i'i.:e i',- i. 0i'i .* C
for 790.34 feet; thence N4116'54'W,
319.41 feet for the Point of Beginning;
thence continue N4116'54"W, 127.91 feet:
*thence N514'13"E,. 16.28 feet; thence
N8938'32"E, 135.09. feet to the point of ,
curvature of a curve to the right said
curve having a central angle of 4904'34"
and a radius of 67.00 feet; thence
Southeasterly along the arc of said curve.
for 57.39 feet, said arc, having a chord
,erarin 'and distance of S6549'11"E.
,5 r65 i'., t U, [hre pin' ofr ,l n -n. .:*I' iajd
cur e. thcn..- m '-45 J _0, V.' 13- 00 leel ,:.
J-:h foni t .:.1rBerinrnirig
ha t.:en filed i rt ,,:, u 'i ridL d ':u a'e req. uired to
serve a ':Op, ,1i ...:ur T-tien adl-ri-n e. 11' .,i .) it
on Jack G illiaLrn .\t':-rnrv at La- Flajnurll,
attorney, s t.:.,e ali-ii.e i r.i- Onli.:e B:.: 21 1r.
Panama Cir3, FL 32402-21 76 .:n :r befriore th- 21
day of January. 1998, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court, either before service on the
Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of'this
Court on this 18 day of December, 1997.
Clerk of Circuit Court
BY: /s/ Tonya Knox
2tc, January 1 and 8, 1998.
Personal to Jerry Griffin
Have you seen, or been made aware of the "Notice
of Sale" published in the Dec. 25/97 issue of 'The
Star", in Port St Joe newspaper?
Believe me, when I say I was flabbergasted to see
my name, along with a Jerry Griffin's, who I do not
know, included in the Notice concerning "items
abandoned in self storage units."
To begin with. I have not had access to a certain
storage unit since hurricane Opal in 1995. In 1996
I was advised verbally by an individual connected
with Fantasy Properties. Inc. that-some units.
including mine had' been broken into. The individ-,
ual suggested I check into this to determine what
had been stolen. ,
When I attempted to gain access to the unit I dis-
covered someone had affixed their security lock,
therefore I could not examine what I thought to be
my belongings. I checked with Fantasy Properties
and was advised that their current records indicat-
ed the unit formerly assigned to me, now belonged
to someone else. Up.:,r. learning Lrim i dti:n'urdc tihe
matter from my 'rmnd hiun.-ii me ia'.:I-' in Une
unit i hiad ',r.J ir., Feb 199'4 i:tre loe t r"-re irr
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abovde s: i- iti'. e3% .nd.. i on a'in.:ii-.h-n d adyou
may be 3l:,.' j' U"- public rnnrurn:'iri'ni my
belongings,;, and presumably yours Jerry Griffin,
will be auctioned off on Sat. Jan.17. 1998?
Marion Hough. P.O. Box 13348.' Mexico Beach
Florida 32410,. ,'. i'rr 1tiE1
li1. J'ii'aaj- 1" R "
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON
ABANDONMENT OF ALLEYWAY/ROADWAY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf County. Florida, at
its regular meeting January 13. 1998 at 6:10 p.m.,
E.D.T., will consider abandoning any interest by
the County and that the public in and to the fol-
lowing described property:
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Portion of Gulfview Street between
Fryer Lane and Lighthouse Ave. in
Beacon Hill. Gulf County. Florida.
Tr.,i nouite ol' atbaidcr.-n.'nent an- ir _trl d b%
'the Gull Count ConruT-. Irn ,i tLh,-r N., e~.mrer [0
1997 regular meeting Note i adopuon i:f the re
bluticnr at.hjndnng di.n iji r.:te.iad viIl be pu.r
lished one time in a newspaper of general circula-
tion in Gulf County, Florida, and the proof, pf pub-
lication of the notice of hearing. the re:.:.huu.:n a-
adopted, and the proof of publication ol adopuon of
such resolution will be recorded in the Public
Records of Gulf County. Florida.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMI.?IONERS
By: /s/ Warren J. tei.er 1.
Attest: Benny C. Lister, Clerk
Itc, January 1, 1998.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON
ABANDONMENT OF ALLEYWAY!ROADWAY
NOTICEl i HERECB- GP.' Lrf th, ,- r B.:r.Ji ,i,
C-:,unir C i- ki,.: f i. ,:,luli C.:.unr, Fl.,nda a,
its regular meeting January 13, 1998 at 6:10 p.m..
E.D.T., will consiJer atvandnina any interest, by
the County and tlt the public in and tothefol-
lowing described property) '
Section 10, Township 7 South, Range
10 West, the roadway known as Shana
Lane except for approximately 135'
adjacent to Sealey Drive. Gulf
Thi' nri:,ue oi' abanduonenit as %aiUiailed b
tih" Guli Counrt Con-uni-s.lon at their October 26
1997 regular meeur,g Noucte oi' ad.:.pu-:n of the re '
.l,..ju,,n abaridcn:rg the 3J-ai rr.:d'A a! *aI Lte put,-
liihed ince ume in tane ipafer Cof. genrrv cirili
in in Gulf' Co:unr,. Flunda and ithe pr-.::' of" pub.
liC::rn oi the nuce ,l-' hearing the re-aluUrin as
sad:.pted and the pro:ol oi public.at un 01' ad Iopur.o 1:0
su'h re.-:luuu.n 'illi tie recorded in tie Public
Re ::rd :. Gull Count). Fln,:a n
BOARd OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
By: /s/ Warren J. Yeager. Jr.
Alr: i Bernn C Lister. Clerk
lte.. Janur 1. 199:.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON
ABANDONMENT OF ALLEYWAY/ROADWAY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida. at
its regular meeting January l I I998 at 6 10 p m
E.D.T., will consider babndoir, and'i ,y interest. .tv
the County and that ,.Jir police in and to tr'ie i':I.
lowing described property:
Block 3, Yon's Addition to Beacon
Hill, according to the 'map or plat
thereof on file in Plat Book 1, Page 45
in the Office of the Clerk of Court,
Gulf County, Florida.
This notice of abandonment was Initiated by'
the Gulf County Commission at their November 10.
19',7 regular meeung Noute ':f a.'Jpu,:.n oii he re:.
,)l.U:,nri aba'in]:nirir me -Jo r':'od'A3a rcil t.e pub
I-ihed one ume- in a n -.ipapcr i enreiral icircula
u.:.n in tui' C.unr t [i'..-'. -.1l e:, p.-:.:,I o' pub.
location of the notice of hearing, -the resolution as
adopted, and the proof of publication of adoptionof.
such resolution will be recorded in the' Public'
Records of Gulf County. Florida.
BOARD OF CO iN0'i l COFA.IMiSIONERS
S B%, -, Aren .. YieaN :r Jr
Attest: Benny C. Lister, Clerk
ltc, January 1, 1998.
'ACCEPTING SEALED BIDS
-he Ci, ol i e-w aliti t:r~.k i.ll ai:.:,pt e'arJd Dids on.
labor and mrater3al lor the InsiaJiaclori un' 6 foot
inm'id lfi:en c i tree bAllliiri a 7T L James
Park.L The City will remove existing 4 foot fence.
Bid- rniu-r be mii'kedl SealJed Bil-n-Lmllau.',n ,i
Fence' Bllhij mdi tie sutmatrvi ii. th-e Cir, Clerk
bel,:,o 4 ,'00 F'M C 3ST Ji uLr>- 12 i9 : BB li viill be
iaf.r'i.3 J .niar., 12 I' .i a, 7 t[ i'.lH 'T at Cmt,
t Hall.)1- ''- :," -
.... ...1D0 ft of 6 ft 11.5 gauge chain-link fence-
2 inch line Post SS 40 ,
I" 1 Tp R-UlSS40: .
2.5.inch Corner Post SS 40 ,
gates to match existing .'
itc, January 1, 1998.
PAGE 12 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1998
Gulf County Classic Underway
Sharks, Dolphins and Rams Take First Round Wins
Seventh Annual Classic Will .M
Play Through Wednesday Night
ST. JOE 84, WAKULLA 59
Monday, December 29
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
opened up with a big first round A
win over Wakulla in the Seventh
Annual Gulf County Classic.
The Tiger Sharks jumped out,
to an early 16-7 first quarter lead
and extended it to 39-21 by half-
time. The second half of play was-
n't much different, with Port, St.
Joe outscoring Wakulla 45-38.
"It was a good game for us,"
Gulf Rifle Club Meets
Thursday for Elections
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
its monthly business meeting on
Thursday evening, January 1st,
starting pt 6:30. Election of offi-
cers will be one of the important
items on the agenda.
* Another item to be acted
upon will be a limit on club mem-
bership. All members are urged to
attend this meeting. More mem-
bers need to get involved and take
an active interest in the operation
of the club.
* The club continues to shoot
their monthly rifle and pistol
matches as practice matches. No
trophies are being awarded and
no match fees are collected. This
is a good time for the new shoot-
ers to get in some match practice.
The club will resume award-
ing trophies during the March
matches. These matches are a lot
of fun and with the different
matches being shot. Several
Christmas trees ;are recy-
clable. Their branches may be
removed, chipped and used as
mulch in the garden. The tree
trunks may be chopped for fire-
wood. Large quanUties of used
trees make effective sand and soil
erosion barriers. Sunk into fish
ponds, trees make excellent
refuge and feeding 'areas. Call
your city or county government
and ask if they have a Christmas
tree recycling program.'
For the deal of your life,
JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
2251 W. 23rd St.
PANAMA CITY, FL 32405
should interest the majority of the
members. The hi-power rifle sil-
houette match is scheduled for
Saturday morning, January 3rd,
starting at 9:30.
Trap shooting will continue
on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 and
Thursday evening starting at
6:30.- Shooting some clay targets
is .an excellent way for the young
hunter to learn how to hit flying
targets and the older shooter to
improve his shotgun shooting.
Cost .is $3.00 for adults and
$2.00 for shooters 18 years old
and younger. You do not have to
be a member to shoot trap or
shoot in the monthly matches.
Begin to Return
It's summer in the southern
hemisphere and within a few
weeks purple martins will be leav-
ing Brazil and other places in
South America for their annual
nesting trek to North America.
"The male scouts, usually
arrive by mid-January and then
there'll be a gradual influx of both
sexes looking for suitable habi-
tat." said Dr. Jeff Gore. a biologist
with the Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission's Bureau
of Wildlife Diversity Conservation.
For those who want to attract
martins by putting up a martin
house or gourds, Gore said loca-
tion is paramount.
"They prefer wide-open areas
like open lawns, fields or pastures
where they can glide freely to their
nesting structure. They simply
will not use heavily wooded lots
due to the obstructions," he said.
For homeowners who have
existing nest structures .in place
from, last year, Gore said they
should be cleaned out by January
1. He said houses with old spar-
row nests or other obstructions
may cause martins to move on to
Purple martins are notorious
insect feeders, dining on anything
flying including dragonflies,
horseflies, houseflies, wasps, bee-
tles, moths and 'even an occasion-
By mid-to-late July, martins
will be through nesting and Gore
said it's common to, see thou-
sands of martins flyingabout in
large groups before migrating
back to South America.
Although time is short. for
putting up nesting structures,
copies of nest construction
guidelines are available by calling
the GFC at (850) 265-3676.
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Tyson Pittman (41) lays in
two of his 11 points against
Wakulla during the GC Classic.
said Coach Vernon Eppinette.
"With a big lead, we had-a chance
to give our young players a lot of
The 3Tiger Sharks had 13
players that put points on the
board, with four scoring in double
digits. James Daniels led Port St.
'Joe (6-4) with 12, while Tyson
Pittman added 11 points. Kyle
Adkison and Keion McNair each
added, 10 points for the Tiger
Port St. Joe was scheduled to
play MNosley at 8:00 Tuesday
night., The results of the game
were, not available prior to the
early holiday press time for The
ST. JOE 16 23 27 18 84
WAKULLA 7 14 15 23 59
ST. JOE (84) Adkison 10, D.
Chambers 9, Daniels 12, Dixon 2,
Jenkins 4, K. Lamn' 4, McNaJr 10,
Pittman 11, Quinn 2, Woullard 7,
Russ 4, L. Larry 5, Lewis 4.'
WAKULLA (59) Rossier 8,
Williams 10, Tucker 27, Baker 8,
In Monday's first round
match-ups of the Seventh Annual
Gulf County Classic, Panama
City's Rutherford (Class 5A) came
out on top of a bigger Lake City
Columbia team (Class 6A) in
Game #1, taking home a 65-58
Following their win, Bay High
suffered a 57-54 loss to
,Brooksville Central. The
Tornadoes squandered a six-point
lead in the final minutes of !the
game as the Brooksville Bears ral-
In the third Up-off of the tour-
ney, Bay County's Mosley High
Dolphins took a commanding
58-36 win from Havana.
PSJ vs. Mosley
Tuesday at 8:00
The second round semi-final
games scheduled for Tuesday
night saw Lake City Columbia
versus Bay High at 3:30 and
Havana versus Wakulla at 5:00 in
the loser's bracket; while, .in the
winner's bracket, Rutherford will
face Brooksville in a 6:30 meeting
and capping off the night, Port St.
Joe's Tiger Sharks will meet cen-
ter court 'at 8:00 with Mosley
The winners of the 3:30 and
5:00 games were scheduled to
play again at 5:00 on Wednesday,
while the losers will play in a con-
solation match earlier at 3:30.
The winners of the 6:30 and
8:00' games were scheduled to
play again at 8:00 on Wednesday,
while the losers will play in a con-
solation match earlier at 6:30.
Last Week's Game
ST. JOE 47, MILTON 53
Tuesday, December 23
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
could not overcome their 23-14
deficit at halftime in the consola-
tion bracket of the Jackson
County Christmas Tournament.
With last Tuesday's loss, the Tiger
Sharks dropped to 5-4 on the
season and finished 1-2 in the
Port St. Joe did outscore
Milton 33-30 in the second half.of
play. but it wasn't enough.
James Daniels led the Tiger
Sharks offensively with 17 points,
while Tyson Pittman had 15
ST. JOE 7 72112 -47
.MILTON 7 16 16 14 53
ST. JOE (47) Adkison 6, R.
Chambers 3, Daniels 17, Larry 2,
McNair 2, Pittman 15, Lewis 2.
MILTON (53) Duckworth 3,
Lamar 3, Nieman 3, Hall 7, Burks
12, Hullett 2, Broxson 4, Cane 2,
The Tiger Sharks will pick up
their schedule again Tuesday,
.January 6 when they host
Panama City's Bay High, followed
by Blountstown (district rival) at
home and Apalachicola on the
road on Thursday and Friday
Mark Your Calendar
for Dixie Registration!
The Port St. Joe Dixie
Baseball League officers have an-
nounced that registration for the
1998 season will be held on two
24th and 31st-from 9 a.m. until
3 p.m. Watch for further details to
be given in upcoming issues of
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Port St. Joe Tiger Shark
James Daniels (20) beats a
Wakulla defender to the basket
tallying up two of his 12
points on the night, as team-
mate Tyson Pittman (41) gets
into position for a possible
rebound Monday night in the
first round, of play at "The
Dome" in the Seventh Annual
Gulf County Classic Basketball
People who negl
teeth are opening thE
up to all sorts of rela
plications. To begin w
disease caused by E
decay is the main
mouth and jaw infect
Pain and discon
commonplace in de
ease and often beco
nizing if infected teet
untreated for long
spread to areas in
bone, the floor of thi
and the cheeks, giving
fever, headache, and
Infected teeth c
contribute to other c
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FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.
lect their such as arthritis, eye infec-
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ted com- heart and other internal
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)me ago- So, even if you are non-
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Prepared as a public service to'pro-
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