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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: January 22, 1998
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 1998


320 Per Copy
Plus 30 Tax ... .


Gators & Sharks Vie In
District Match-Ups
......... Sports on Page 7A & ,8A

Register for Softball
and Baseball Leagues

......... Details on Page 7A.& 8A

Wreck Inji.res Local
Woman .......... See Page 3A

FCPC General Manager
Predicts Profitable Year

...................... Page 1B

Red Wolf Program
Expanded to St. George
........ Story on Page lB

Anchor Returns
Home.......... Photo on Page 3A

Make Plans to Dine
Your Valentine
........... Choices on Page 6A


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New Pick-Up Route Set for Elementary School

T Designed to Alleviate Dangerous Traffic Situation on
20TH STREET Long Avenue During Peak Hours; Starts February 2


The Port St. Joe Police Department,, in con-
junction with the citizens of Port St. Joe, in order
to provide a safer environment for our children
and citizens, propose the following change in
student pick-up procedures at Port St. Joe
Elementary School.
Starting February 2, the entrance to 22nd
Street form Long Avenue will be blocked off.
Parents picking up or dropping off children at
the elementary school will enter from 20th Street
via Juniper Avenue, drop off children and exit via
Cypress Avenue to 20th Street.


number of parents picking up children and traf-
fic having to park on Long Avenue,. waiting to
turn onto 22nd Street.
This situation has created an unsafe condi-
tion for children crossing Long Avenue to meet
with parents parked on Long Avenue and for
through traffic which has to pass a line of vehi-
cles backed up to 21st Street.
The PSJPD apologizes for an inconvenience
this change may cause, but it is a small price to
pay to insure the safety of our children. We
believe you will find this traffic flow to be faster,


This change is due to the increase in the safer and much more convenient for everyone.




City to Make Application For


$600,000 Grant For Development


Engineer Reports On Expense Invol
Extending City Sewer to North and


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Suzanne Marshall, Department of Educa- construction it can expect to get financed
tion, and Bayne Collins, architect, show the from state 'Classroom First' money and sales
Gulf County School Board some of the type tax sources.


Board Allots State Assistance

Money to Boost Building Program


$1,760,593 From
Classroom First
Fund Earmarked
During the special school
board meeting Tuesday after-
noon, the board unanimously ap-
proved a recommended proposal
from Superintendent Kelley to al-
lot $1,760,593 from Classroom
First monies to assist the half-
cent sales tax with new construc-
tion and renovation expenses of
Port St. Joe Elementary school.
The estimated new construc-
tion and renovation costs pro-
posed by Bayne Collins of Collins
& Associates of Panama City, to-
tal $4.2-$4.3 million dollars.
This would include the construc-
tion of 24 new classrooms, demo-
lition of 19 to 21 existing class-
rooms, re-roofing of the
remaining buildings, some interi-
or renovations of the existing Li-
brary Lane, and construction of a
back entrance parking area and
parent/bus accessible turna-
round which would extend from
Cypress Avenue.
The City Commission unani-
mously approved the encroach-
ment that this extension would
cause on city properties at Tues-
day night's city commission meet-


ing. Furthermore, the commis-
sion discussed the idea of
possibly extending Cypress Ave-
nue out to Niles Road to make
easy access to the Port St. Joe'
Middle and High School.
The proposed costs would not
include furnishings or further
renovations to existing buildings
other than re-roofing and some
interior renovations and retrofit-
ting of Library Lane which houses
the library, media center and two
classrooms.
Construction could be done
without the elementary students
being disturbed and moved until
their new classrooms were ready
for permanent occupancy. Most
likely; demolition and re-roofing
could be done when students are
not in school. An estimated date
of August of 1999 was given for
project completion and for stu-
dents to use their new class-
rooms.
In the proposed new strip of
24 classrooms adjacent to Kin-
dergarten Corner, there are six
units of four classrooms connect-
ed by a teachers' area in which
someone could go to a connecting
classroom without leaving the
building. Each classroom would
also have a window on each side,
individual temperature controls


and a bathroom.
Classroom First money was
allocated late in 199.7 by the state
primarily to assist counties in
construction of new classrooms,
to replace portables with perma-
nent classrooms, and to make
renovations and/or major re-
pairs. Suzanne Marshall, archi-
tect and bureau chief of educa-
tional facilities for the Florida
Department of Education, was
present at the meeting and fur-
(See MONEY on Page 3)


Port St. Joe city commissiorn-
ers are moving forward with plans
to apply for up to S600.000 In
Community Development Block
grants (CDBG) earmarked for
improvements to North Port St.
Joe.
Commissioners voted to hire
Julian Webb and Associates as
the grant administrator and held
their first public hearing on the
specifics of the proposed project.
Webb most recently adminis-
tered the CDBG funds that refur-
*bished Reid Avenue in downtown
Port St. Joe.
While speaking to the&l-oard.
,he explained the city had a "long
row to hoe" to obtain the grant
funds because of low community-
wide needs assessment in the
state's application format. He did
point out the city could help their
chances by committing matching
funds and choosing a project that
carried high point scores for
needs on the state's charts.
During discussion, the board
was leaning toward applying for
stormwater drainage improve-
ments in the area. They noted
several problem areas during
stormy conditions.
A workshop is being planned
to further discuss the CDBG
application and to Finalize the
scope of the proposed project.
Sewer Expansion
Phillip Jones. Preble-Rish.
Inc. engineer reported back to the
board with an approximate cost of
$4 million, to extend sewer mains
, throughout much .of south Gulf
County.
The board had asked Preble-
Rish, Inc. to work up the cost esti-
mates during their January "6th
meeting. They discussed the need
for the service, especially along
the' coastline stretching from 'St.
Joe Beach to Cape Sar Bias, and
surplus room in the city's giant
Wastewater Treatment Plant facil-
ities.
Jones estimated it would cost
approximately $1 million to
extend mains to St. Joe Beach,
$886,000 to Jones Homestead
and Simmons Bayou, and nearly
$2 million to extend to Indian
Pass and Cape San Blas.
Commissioners noted after
they determine the feasibility of
the project, they would have to
work closely with county commis-
sioners and property owners
before any expansion could be


considered.
They also asked Chamber of
Commerce Executive Director
Tamara Lame to research the pos-
sibility of acquiring grant funds to
help finance the project should it
become a reality.
Marina Ordinance
The board unanimously
adopted an ordinance establish-
ing fees for slip rental and boat
storage at the Port St. Joe marina
-when complete.
The ordinance was needed as
part of, the city's requirement to
rte-eive825-miiillonin low interest
loans from the Rural Development
Agency to help construct the
marina.
A charge of 86 per foot for the


Lived In
I South Beaches
120 wet slips, making an estimat-
ed monthly revenue of $24,336
was passed. Dry storage fees were
also set at 86 per foot with a min-
imum of S125 per month and anj
estimated monthly revenue, of:
84.914.
Charges for gasoline, diesel,
merchandise available in the
ship's store, and miscellaneous
services are also addressed in the
ordinance.
In Other Business
eAgreed to allow the Gulf
._ un Shool. 3qard o .encrach
on city right-of-way to build a
road and turn-around behind the
Port St. Joe Elementary School as
(See CITY on Page 3)


Wewa Seeks Money For Sewer System Work, Expansion


Apply for a
$550,000 Grant in
Loans from Agency
The City Commission of We-
wahitchka is tentatively making
plans to refurbish and expand its
sewer collection system, the ex-
tent depending on the amount of
the loans and grants it is able to
secure to pay for the project.
The "want to" project consists
.of up-grading three lift stations,


bringing some of the treatment
facilities up to present standards,
such as the treated sewage outfall
and some piping, and extending
.the collection system to that por-
tion of Red Bull Island which lies
adjacent to the sewage treatment
plant.
Other plans are in the
"dreaming" stage including sever-
al expansion projects of the col-
lection system. Realistically, how-
ever, the commission doesn't
expect to be able to finance its


"dream".
Foremost on the refurbishing
schedule, according to City Man-
ager Don- Minchew, are repairs to
number one lift station. This is
the life station which transports
all the city effluent to the main
treatment station. "It's been over-
hauled once since the system was
first installed, but the load it car-
ries makes it necessary to over-
haul it again and not wait until it
breaks down," Minchew said.
At last Wednesday's meeting,


the commission approved a re-
quest for funds in the form of
grants and loans from Rural De-
velopment Agency, empowering
Preble-Rish Engineers from Port
St. Joe, to file a request for
$550,000, which will accomplish
the "realistic" project.
'We've already been told we
didn't stand a very good chance
of getting enough financing for
the "dream" project," Minchew
(See WEWA on Page 3)


Phillip Jones, an engineer with Preble-Rish Engineers,
presents an estimate for extending city sewer collection ser-
vice to the north and south beaches at Tuesday night's regu-
lar meeting.


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1998


Is Off To A Promising Start

1998 IS GETTING OFF to a good start on at least two fronts
early on. The announcement of a boat manufacturing plant
opening up on airport property out in the Jones Homestead vi-
cinity was a bit of news like a refreshing breeze following the
months of uncertainty the Port St. Joe area has gone through
during the past year.
Then, the announcement by Florida Coast Paper Company
that that comparatively new firm [created out of an old familiar
citizen] was expecting a profitable year after only a year of very
shaky beginnings, was a welcome bit of information, to say the
least! Florida Coast officials made this situation known in an ad-
dress before a local civic club-the Rotary Club-and is reported
in this week's issue of The Star.
PORT ST. JOE IS DUE .some good news, in our opinion.
We're not accustomed to receiving bad news and it hurts! We've
been accustomed to good times for so long, we hardly know how
to go about adjusting to unfortunate periods when they arrive.
The people of Port St. Joe are so accustomed to having the best
of times without any adversity, that tough times come as a sur-
prise to us.
Oh, we lost out on a power plant being installed on the Intra-
coastal Waterway a few years ago We didn't get a rocket fuel
plant up in the Overstreet area We didn't even get another
paper mill back in the '60's. This is the kind of adversity we are
more accustomed to.
We thought we were going to get a boost to our vicLnity. but
the projects either fell through or passed us by.
WE CAN APPRECIATE our announced good fortune even
more for having experienced bad times in which families have
lost jobs and had to make drastic adjustments in their lives ..
".even to pulling up roots they have spent nearly a life-time build-
ing, and start all over again.
It hasn't been the worst of times, but they will serve the pur-
pose. We've been shaken down and hung out to dry,. but the re-
cent news, here at the beginning of the new year. promises to
correct that situation this year. making it a year of promises
come true.



Needs Looking In To

THE COUNTY COMMISSION had an item of decision which
barely took five minutes on their agenda last week regarding let-
ters written by members which bore the weight of the entire
commission. The discussion was printed in both The Star and
the News-Herald last week [with the News-Herald making a
mountain out of a mole hill to the extent that several partici-
pants called each other. asking if they were all at the same meet-
ingl. The letter resulted in a re-examination of the commission s
policy in regards to members writing letters, with all expressing
the rtifjcations which might result from the present, policy.. ,
S The,.present policy: allows all individual .commissioners to
write'letters. with the danger of resulting in libelous material or
opinions to be expressed without consideration for the other
commissioners.
THE POINT DISCUSSED, and not considered in the past.
was the ease with which libelous material can be inserted into a
letter, without thinking, by the writer. What safeguards should
be used to prevent this from happening in the future and pre-
serving the independent opinion of the individual commission-
" ers?
The crux of the discussion was that epistles sent out on
county stationery, whether private letters or not, have the impli-
cations of being official, whether they are or not. Therein lies the
danger.
After about four or five minutes of discussion the board real-
ized the danger from such practices and decided, unanimously.
to have the county attorney present a sample policy with the in-
tent of censoring such epistles without stifling the private opin-
ions of individual commissioners.
THIS IS SOMETHING which needs looking into. There are
people out there, these days. just looking for some slight, or in-
sult, to serve as the basis of a suit. We don't need to aid and
abet that search with unintentional statements-made by per-
sons who don't understand libel laws-putting them in writing
which reflect 'official' opinions.


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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 1998


HUNKER DOWN WITH rE BY KESLEY COLBERT



Wasn't Near Enough Grease For A'59 Burger


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I ordered the No. 1 'cause I'll
take the mayonnaise :over the
mustard on my hamburger any
day. A friend had'suggested Sonic
for the old fashioned flavor of "the
,days gone by" "real" drive-in. She
also mentionedthat "for the gray-
ing group with long memories it


would be like a tnp back in time
Did I say "Inend" in the pre-
ceding paragraph
The Sonic Burger cost one
dollar and eighty-nine cents.
Listen, that ain't no tnp back for
"'me! Get the price down to a quar-
i. ter-or may be add a nickel.for the
, cheese-and the lights will start
c'coming on.
Don't get me wrong. The ham-
<'burger was excellent; Without a
,., doubt it was better, than most
you'll find at today's drive-ins or


dnve Lhrus or last foods or what-
ever . I just wish I could
hate afforded the cheese.
At Frank's Dairy Bar in 1959
y'ou didn't order into a machine.
Maudire Mallard would skate nght
up to the driver's side window arid
say "what'a ya'll have?". The light-
ed menu right beside the "you-
must-park-here-curbed-space"
would have been a little superflu-
ous. Frank served up mostly only
burgers, dogs, cokes and fries.
And the usual assortments of
shakes, malts, floats, sundaes,


etc . .
You kept Frank's menu in
Nour head.
And you didn't come to the
dairy bar to "dnve thru"! As I
munched on my Sonic Burger I
couldn't help but observe the
"order and go" line. Folks were in
a hurry to get to the speaking
machine ..... and the pay win-
dow and the pick-up window ....
I bet they had that food eaten
before they got back to the high-
way! You talk about in a rush .

Ours wasn't a drive-in as
much as it was a drive-around.
We'd circle Frank's a couple of
times, then crui e around the
square. then out I the Intersec-
tion. then maybe! by the Park
Theatre about getting out time" ..
. then back to the Dairy Bar.
Why would anyone want to rush
through some fool "order-at-the-
window-line"? We'd just have to
make another uptown run.
The idea here was all about
killing time. In a cool way. Oh
sure. we'd blow the horn at
Maudie if she didn't get back out
with our stuff in short order-but
we did it just to irritate her. She'd
skate out with that tray a' fussing
..... "Keep your shirt on. I'm a'
coming! You been sittm' there all
night. Frank was 'bout to call a
wrecker. Grass is growing up
around your tires ..... roll that
window up a little, honey. Hey, is
that Bobby Vinton? Turn it up .

You know, the nice young girl
that brought my Sonic out wasn't
wearing black pedal pushers, did-
n't have one stitch of pink on. no
pony tail . and she wasn't
chewing gum.
I don't reckon she could have
worked at Frank's.
We would have thought her
black Reeboks kinda big and
bulky for lady foot wear. And the
quickest of glances revealed she
wouldn't 'a known Freddie
Cannon's Palisade Park from the
Big Bopper's Chantilly Lace.
S I would have loved, though, to
have taken heri-menu back to
1959! Couldn't you just see the
look on Maudie's face? "I'll have a
jalapeno cheeseburger and some
of those ched 'r' peppers. Bring
Rickv Gene the chicken strip din-
ner with honey mustard dressing.
We'll have two Diet Cokes and an
ocean water. And I'll think we'll
also take the mozzarella sticks ..
and don't forget the marinara
sauce.
'Course. knowing Maudie. I
suspect she would have stuck her
gum on the antenna of our '56
Chey,. rolled her eyes skyward as
if to say "the last six cars ordered
the exact same thing, honey" and
suggest to us. as she skated off.
what we could do with the "ched-
dar 'r' sticks". I don't know what
Mr. Frank paid his girls ..... but
I think the sauce came free.
This modern take-off on the
(See KESLEY on Page 3)


My Duties Have Shifted Drastically Around the Newspaper Plant


I'M HAVING PROBLEMS be-
,coming accustomed to my new
duties around the newspaper of-
fice. After nearly 45 years of being
'"the newspaper", I'm suddenly
Schucked into a more sedentary
role which all takes a while grow-
inig accustomed to.
- I'm not settling into my new
routinee very gracefully either. The
staff around here are all dead cer-
tain they know more about run-
ning the place than I do. Of
course I know my knowledge is
indispensable and invaluable. It
must be. For years I have not had
to ask anybody about anything,
so what I did must have been
right on target.
How do you equate that situ-
ation with semi-retirement? How
do you settle for a minor role,
gracefully, when, all your 'life you
have been placed in the role of
being the last word; the expert?
I'm trying hard, but it isn't
easy. I thought I would welcome
the day when I could relegate all


ETAOIN SHRDLU


'fb,


By Wesley Ramsey


tasks down, here at the newspa-
per, but I find it doesn't sit all
that well with my make-up and
I'm sure it doesn't sit too well
with the crew that does the actu-
al running of the presses, or the
typesetters, or the keepers of the
records, or the million and one
other tasks I had to depend on
myself to get done.

NOW, THE MOST visible job
people see me doing is providing
a lap for Smudgie to lie on. They
assume I am just sitting back
and taking it easy, when, inside,
I'm seething because of my inac-
tivity.
I'll admit that every time I


settle into my duties of answering
the telephone, Smudgie jumps up
in my lap and proceeds to take a
nap. I can't discourage her very
well. I even push her out of my ,
side of the bed when I retire at
night, but every time I wake up
during the night, there she is, ly-
ing in my face.
She knows when I'm goirig to
bed at night and every time, she
races .into the bedroom and
jumps into bed.
If it's cold enough, she bur-
rows under the covers. I just have
to settle for that part of the bed-
on my side-that happens to be
left.
I guess you could say that my


duties have been changed to that
of :'keeper of the dog'. The dog
seems to think so. anyhow. If I
happen to sit down a dozen times
a day, she jumps up into my lap
a dozen times a day, effectively
re-writing my job description for
me.. .


THE OTHER DAY, Rick Lam-
berson came by the office to get
some material for his on-the-web-
line operation, as he does most
every day. I happened to be sit-
ting at the phone, with Smudgie
in my lap, as usual.
Rick remarked, "Are you .still
sitting there? I saw you in that
exact same spot, doing that exact
same thing yesterday when I was
in here."
I had to explain that I had
been up and down a couple of
dozen times since yesterday, with
Smudgie climbing up in my lap
each and every time I happened
to sit back down. I went on to ex-
plain that I was answering the


telephone while the regular an-
swerers were busy doing some-
thing else.
Smudgie just licked my hand
for emphasis and waited for an-
other piece of peppermint just
like that was the main reason I
had sat down in the first place.
She is addicted to peppermint.

BUT BACK TO the lessening
of my duties around here.
I'm convinced the staff tries
to humor me by listening to my
words of wisdom when they have
a problem with something or try-
ing to reach a conclusion over
some problem or other.
Then, when I pass on by,
they will mutter the equivalent of,
'The old geezer doesn't know
what he is talking about!" and re-
sume with the way they wanted
to do things in the first place. I'm
like Rodney Dangerfield: "I don't
get no respect around here!"
But every once in a while, af-
ter a particularly vexing day, one


of them will remark, "I don't see
how you ever did as much as you
did and maintained your sanity,"
Well, there's some debate
over whether I did or not: keep
my sanity, that is.

THERE'S NO. LESS than 12
people around here now-more or
less, give or take-to get the job
done. I like to think I used to take
care of it all by myself, but I have
to admit I didn't. There's more to
do today than there was at any
time in the past. My duties have
grown less because the task has
grown by leaps and bounds.
I don't really mind having
less and less to do. The staff still
insists that I continue to write the
editorials and this blurb; all ac-
complished without too much 'ad-
vice' and comment.
I believe, though, It's not be-
cause I do such a good job of it; I
know I don't. I believe it's just be-
cause they don't want to do it
themselves


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


Postmaster:
Send Address Change to:
THE STAR
Post Office Box 308
Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308
Phone (850) 227-1278

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IN COUNTY $15.00 IN COUNTY $10.00 SIX MONTHS
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TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements
the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than
amount received for such advertisement.
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 23 5:01 a.m. L -1.0 7:01 p.m. H 0.4
V \ January 24 5:34 a.m. L -1.2 7:41 p.m. H 0.5
January 25 6:12 a.m. L -1.3 8:24 p.m. H 0.6
January 26 6:54 a.m. L -1.3 9:09 p.m. H 0.6
January 27 7:36 a.m. L -1.3 9:55 p.m. H 0.6
January 28 8:17 a m. L -1.3 10:42 p.m. H 0.6
January 29 8:54 a.m. L -1.2 11:29 p.m. H 0.4


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One Injured Friday


One Injured in Potentially
Fatal Accident
At slightly after 5:00 p.m. in
the afternoon on Friday, January
16, a traffic accident was reported
to have occurred at the intersec-
tion of Garrison Avenue and
Highway 71 in Port St. Joe.
Sgt. Troy Simmons with the
Port St. Joe Police Department,
'investigating officer,; .arrived on
the scene to discoverithat a 1993
Buick automobile and a 1997
Kenworth semi tractor-trailer had
been involved.


The auto, driven b3
Weeks of Port St. Joe, w
south on Garrison Av
upon reaching Highway
to yield the right of v
semi, being driven in ai
direction by Bobby
Carrabelle.
Gulf County EMS
patched to the incident
ed Ms. Weeks upon th
then transported her to
Hospital for further car
Damage to her a
was estimated at $10,.


When Car Collides
y Grace K. the semi sustained only $400
vas headed worth.
enue and, Officer Assaulted During
y 71, failed Traffic Stop
vay to the On Wednesday, January 14
n eastward around 10 p.m., Henry E. Cooper
Curry of of Apalachicola was arrested by
Officer Glenn Norris following. a
Was, dis- routine traffic stop at the inter-
and treat- section of Madison Street and
eir arrival, Highway 98. :
Gulf Pines Cooper was initially arrested
e. and charged with driving while
automobile license suspended and willful
000, while wanton reckless driving. During


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 1998 PAGE 3A


With Tractor Trailer At Intersection


the process of the arrest Cooper
allegedly committed an assault on
the law enforcement officer and
was additionally charged with
that crime. Following his arrest,
Cooper was .transported to the
Gulf County Jail.
Flee Attempt Fails
While PSJPD Officer Rusty
Burch was involved in a late after-
noon traffic stop on Highway 98
south of Oak Grove Saturday,
January 17th, he observed a vehi-
cle traveling past him at a high
rate of speed.
The officer motioned for the
driver of the brown Ford LTD to
stop, but he continued, and even
increased his speed. Burch then


initiated a pursuit of the car-
using his lights and siren-which,;
after some failed evasion tactics,
led to .Pine Ridge Apartments off
of Garrison Avenue.
After stopping at the apart-
ment complex the driver, later
determined to be Willi George
Massinger (age 55, of Port St.
Joe), ran from his vehicle in an
attempt to reach his apartmentf
Officer Burch was able to over-
take him short of the apartment
door, and place him under arrest.
Massinger was charged with
fleeing and attempting to elude a
law enforcement officer, willful or
wanton reckless driving, speeding
and resisting a law enforcement


officer without violence. He was
transported to the Gulf County
Jail, where he was held overnight,
then released on a $40 bond.
Aggravated Battery
Shortly after midnight on
Tuesday,; January 20th, Robert
KennedyWilliarns of Port St. Joe
was arrested by PSJPD Officer
James Stephens and charged
with aggravated battery.'
Apparently he and Kenny Bell
(also of Port St. Joe) had been
involved in a verbal confrontation
in the vicinity of the city pier,
when Williams struck Bell in the
head with a ball bat. The incident
reportedly took place on Monday
night at approximately 10:45 p.m.


The Gulf County Sheriffs
Department would like to draw to
the attention of any convicted
felons possibly residing in this
area new requirements they must
now adhere to.
A new law in Florida requires
that anyone convicted of a felony
must register in Florida as a con-
.. victed'elon. If you. w'ere Mithin
Sandy Florida'countv as of October
1, 1997, you should have regis-
tered with the Sheriffs Office of
that county or the Flonda
Department of Law Enforcement
(FDLE) prior to December 31.
1997.
Regardless of previous regis-
ration, every felon who qualifies'.
must register as required by the
recently amended law in each
county upon entering. Be sure to
register within -18 hours.



City

part of their refurbishing and
add-on project.
*Discussed asking the state
to place a red light at the inter-
section of Highway 71 and
Garrison Avenue. at the sugges-
tion of Commissioner Charles




Kesley

(From Page 2)
old drive-ins also had a "brown
bag" special on the menu. I don't
S 'know where you come from, but
around home there wasn't much
of a chance of that particular item
ever being.on the original fare. If
the crops were bad, or hog prices
down, I carAied my corn bread
and ham or peanut, butter and
banana sandwich to school every
day in a brown sack, because we
couldn't afford the prepared
lunch or the Lone Ranger box. I
wouldn't a' had the brown bag
except Mommy saved 'em from
grocery shopping ....... and we
had to fold our bag and bring it
home each night so we could use
it again!
And listen, I wasn't the only
kid totin' one of those "poor
sacks".
Sometimes we have a little
trouble being dead-level honest
about "the good old days"!
I enjoyed the Sonic. And, as
you have just witnessed, it did
take me ,back .. although
probably not like some slick New
York City advertiser envisioned.
As I was backing out, I caught
the sign reminding the customers
they. could "up size" to a large
coke for only forty cents more.
Goodness gracious, for forty cents
H in 1959 we could 'a bought
enough Coca-Cola to float a bat-
. tleship .......
Respectfully,
Kes


Registration includes: finger-
prints. photograph, crime for
which convicted, place of convic-
tion. sentence imposed. name.
aliases, address, and occupation.
You must comply with this
law. The penalty for failure to reg-
ister is a second degree misde-
m' eanor. For more infolbrmatUion.
-'.'c6htact'rth 'Gu6ll Countv Shr'fl's
SOffice at 227-1115.
*Exceptions r/or Qualificatiors-
Citvil rights restored. lull pardon.
releasdcl from irtcarceration/ sen-
tence, /supervision for felony contLction
for over flie years UNLESS you 1) are a
fugiirie. 2) have been convicted of any
oflerlse sirc,e that release: 31 are a
paroleeprobationer under and uith
the consent of L'.S. Parole Corrmussion
or any federal probation officer or have
been discharged from parole or proba-
tion. or 41 are a se. uil predator and
reotster under 775.21.



Continued from Page 1
Tharpe. The frequency and sever-
ity of auto accidents at the inter-
section prompted Tharpe's sug-
gestion.
*Mayor Linton told the board
of plans to meet with the
Merchants Association Wednes-
day evening at 6:15 to discuss
downtown clean-up and other
problems and needs local busi-
nesses might have. Police Chief
Jay Leffert and Public Works
Supervisor Frank Healy will also
be present at the meeting.
*Adopted an ordinance to
rezone from commercial to resi-
dential a section of property
between Avenues E and F, along
Martin Luther King Boulevard.
The ordinance includes Lots 1, 2,
3 and 4 of Block 1010, changing
them from C-1 commercial to R-
2B.
*Mayor Linton advised the
board that a 10 to 12 man prison
work crew had been assigned to
the city. He also notified commis-
sioners of a meeting at Gulf
Correctional Institute to discuss
inmate work crews Thursday
afternoon at 4:00 EST.
*Granted Police Chief Jay
Leffert permission to apply for
grant funds to purchase two digi-
tal cameras.


Money
from Page 1
their explained the Classroom
First monies and other funding
Gulf County School District may
qualify for due to additional reno-
vations needed, not only at Port
St. Joe Elementary, but across
the county.
A school board meeting was
also planned for Monday, Janu-
ary 26th, at 2:00 p.m. to discuss
policies for -meetings including
consent agendas, supplemental
pay for school year 1998-99, and
to approve a spot survey needed
to accompany the Classrooms
First proposal.


T. L. James recreation park in Wewa- begins on a tennis court and T-ball field, as
hitchka is scheduled for a change as work well as some refurbishing.

removing the old fence, making single bid was in the amount of
W e Cthe entrance and Lhe rest rooms $59.000. which the commission
i hndicap.nned accnrsi lihiinf ,W th.o-i.ht was a lade high.


from Page 1
said.
T. L. JAMES WORK
The commission also forged
ahead with a major overhaul of
the T. L. James recreation park
renovation. The work consists of
installation of a higher fence and


the ball field and installation" of
tennis and T-ball courts.
A&R Mechanical Company
was awarded the contract of re-
placing the fence,, with prison
crews removing the old fence.
One bid was received,for installa-
tion of the tennis and T-ball
courts, but it was rejected. The


The commission is now look-
ing into the city doing the work.
The city has received a Flori-
da Recreational Development As-
sistance Program grant of
$100,000 to finance the park pro-
ject, with the city's matching
funds swelling the total to be
spent to $130,000.


.. INVENTORY I


'REDUCTION SALE

We Need to Make Room for New Merchandise
So We're Talking Tremendous Cuts on Many Items Store-Wide!! January 22nd through February 7th


A World of Motion Barcalounger
BenchCraft Franklin River Oaks


Restored Anchor"
Returns Home
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce Executive. Director
Tamara Laine advised city com-
missioners that the state was
returning a restored anchor to the
city.
Randy Raffield (pictured
above with the anchor) recovered
the large anchor a few years ago
from St. Joseph Bay. It was
turned over to the Florida
Division of Historic Preservation
to be restored at that time.
"The state is ready to return it
back to our community," Laine
said. She asked the board for per-
mission to permanently display
the anchor at Maddox Shipyard
Cove Park. Laine also requested
the city's help to do some required
wood work before it's placed on
display.

Gem/Mineral Show
A gem and mineral show will
be held February 7 and 8 in the
American Legion Hall at the Bay
County Fairgrounds, located at
the intersection of 15th Street
and Sherman Avenue in Panama-
City. The show is sponsored by
the Panama City Gem and
Mineral Society.
Hours of the show will be
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. No admission nor parking
fee will be charged, There will be
several displays of rocks, miner-
als and fossils as well as hand-
crafted items for sale.


Fra,',-I.re Re -l,r.er .~ $.s 49Y 95
RECLINER ......... $199.95
Four in Stock were $349.95
Chaise Rocker Rec. $279.95
Fonkl;ne iecl,.r.e. a t. 9 d 5 I5I I
Rocker Recliner $359.95
BenchCraft was $549.95
Leather Rocker Rec. $489.95


.Over 40 Living Room
Suites to Choose from


^'^^. .- ; -


Rattan & Wicker
Gallery Mezzanine Floor


GRO was $699.95 pcAcaciawithKiqngHB was$1,
Sofa & Loveseat .....$589.95 Bedroom Suite ..... $1,299.95
Frankline Queen Ann-was $1079.8, White-Wicker was $799.95-
Sofa & 2 Chairs ........ $899.95 7 Pc. Dining Table...... $699.95
F..3. -aI..w I '.. White Wash Rattan was'$1,049.95 -
Sofa & Loveseat.z.. $999.95 5 Pc. Dinette'...........$899.95
BenchCrolt Secional was $1,999.95 Vintage Rattan was $899.95
2 Reclin. & Sleeper ..$ 1,699.95 5 Pc. Dinette ...........$749.95


Over 30 DINETTES Many Bedroom Suites
to Choose from Reduced for Quick Sale


Solid Wood Drop leaf was $329.95
3 Pc. Dinette ............. $299.95
Formica oval with leaf was $349.95,
5 Pc. Dinette .............. $299.95
Universal was $2,599.95
TbI, 6 chairs & china $2299.95
Crawford Solid Rock Maple was $3,599.95
Tbl, 6 chairs & china $ 1999.99


Florida Fumiturewas $999.95
5 Pc. Bedroom Suite $899.95
Florida Furniture was $1,179.95
6 Pc. Bedroom Suite .. $ 1099.95
Broyhill was $1,899.95
5 Pc. Bedroom Suite .. $1599.95
Vaughn-Basselt was $2,059.95
6 PC. Bedroom Suite $1899.95


WIDE SELECTION OF
ODDS & ENDS
SAUDER was $119.95
Bookcase ........... $89.95
GMS was $139.95
Wicker Rocker....... $89.95
Powell was $129.95
Desk, Lamp & Chair $99.95
GMS Washed Rattan was $179.95
Cocktail Table ....... $99.95
Florida Furniture was $699.95
Bookcase Headboard. $499.95
Master Design Was $999.95
Washed China Cabinet .. $699.95
Athens was $1,799.95
Oak Wall Unit .... $1399.95


Curios Clocks Pictures Wall Accessories Rockers Occasional Chairs
Day Beds Entertainment Centers Computer Desks and much, much more.


LE
C.


Many More Specials
In Most Cases Only One of A Kind.
So hurry, no back orders
for these prices.


THE STORE WITH A DISTINCT DIFFERENCE OF SERVICE, QUALITY, AND VALUE
205 REID AVENUE PORT ST. JOE, FL (850) 227-1251
INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED LOCALLY, FOR OVER 52 YEARS


City and county law enforcement officers move an injured Grace K. Weeks from her'
and emergency personnel attempt to re- car following an accident Friday.


Convicted Felons Living In

Area Must Register With Sheriff


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Mexico Beach


Plans Fundraiser


Stephen Swindle Vivian Miller

Miller-Swindle Engaged

Spring Wedding Date Set


Mr. and Mrs. John Lamar
Miller, Jr. of Port St. Joe
announce the engagement of their
daughter, Vivian Ann Miller, to
Stephen Presten Swindle, son of
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Swindle of
Byron, Georgia.
The bride-elect is the grand-
daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Lee Grimes of Phenix
City, Alabama, and the late Mr.
and Mrs. John Lamar Miller, Sr. of
Port St. Joe.
Miss Miller is employed by
AmSouth Bank of Panama City.
The prospective groom is the


grandson of Augusta Presten and
the late L. E. Presten of Byron,
Georgia, and Pearlie Swindle and
the late James A. Swindle of
Alma, Georgia.
Mr. Swindle is serving in the
United States Coast Guard.
The wedding will be an event
of April 18th at 2:00 p.m., eastern
time, at the First United
Methodist Church of Port St. Joe
and the reception will follow
immediately thereafter.
All friends and relatives are
invited to attend.


Bridge Beginning
- at Mexico Beach


Lacey Lowery '

Singer Performing at
Panama City Beach,
Lacey Lowery; daughter of'
Pam and Allen Lowery performed
at the Red Rose Pizzeria on
Thomas Drive this- past, Friday
night. She sang songs by LeAnn
Rimes and Patsy. Cline. She will
be making guest appearances at
various times., throughout the
summer and invites all of her fans
to come see her.


Large 3 BR/2 BA home, 2
car garage, landscaping,
sprinklers, hot tub on
screened porch, brick, 1
1/2 lots, on 17th Fairway,
huge kitchen.
Land & Castle Realty
229-9228


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Guess Who?


Duplicate bridge games were
recently begun in Me.xidco Beach.
Each VWednesda' evening at 6:00
p.m. (CT) the Mexico Beach Civic
Center %will be the facility to host
the games.
Winners from the Januaryv
14th games were Virginia
Harrison and Margie Miller (first);
Tom and Evelyn Starling (second);
and Gene and Rosie Fryhoff
(third).
For further information call
Mary Remington at 648-8484.
The public is welcome and
encouraged to join in the fun-
bring a partner!


Many Thanks
The family of Curtis J.
Gwaltney. would like to express
sincere appreciation for the many
acts of kindness shown during
the loss of our loved one.
The: friends who called upon
us, brought food. sent cards, or
honored Curt's memory with flo-
ral arrangements.have been a
blessing:to us. Also of great com-
fort, was the counsel of Pastor
Daivid Fernandez of Oak Grove
Assembly of God.
We want to especially thank
Dr. Wayne Hendrix, Dr. Victor
Ortega and Dr. Matthew Sweetser
who rendered the best of care
throughout his lengthy illness.
'The family also appreciates
the assistance,. though brief.
given by the caring staff ,of
Hospice of Northwest Florida, Inc.


Birthday Visitors
This past weekend, Lucille
McKnight celebrated' her birthday
with her son Bob McKnight and
his wife Marilyn, ofJacksonville.

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The first fund raiser for Mexi-
co Beach's fireworks fund drive
went over with a BLAST. The
committee's sincere thanks go
out to Mike Monachelli, owner of
The Fish House Restaurant, for
letting them use his place of busi-
ness for their spaghetti dinner
fund raiser. During the evening,
240 spaghetti dinners were sold.
They also send out their
thanks to all the hard-working
people who made this fund raiser
possible and to the attending pa-
trons who made it successful.
Their second fund raiser will
be on Super Bowl Suriday, Janu-
ary 25, beginning at 3:00 p.mr.,
CST, at the Top of the Gulf Res-
taurant. The. cost of a ticket will
get you a pitcher your choice. of
beverage, unlimited hot appetz-
ers, boiled shrimp and a taco bar
and two big-screen TVs to watch

1998 Valentine
Pageant Feb. 7
The 1998 Valentine Pageant
will be held Saturday, February
7th at ..7:00 p.m., CT, :in
Wewahitchka Elementary School.
There will be a registration fee of
$10.00 per child and all contes-
tants will receive a trophy.
Registration forms are now avail-
able in the principal's office.
Parents are asked to have the
forms completed and turned in
before Tuesday. February 3.
Volunteers are badly needed
to help conduct the pageant. If
you would like to help, please call
Jerry Stokoe at 229-8466.
Practice sessions will be held at
the following dates and times (all
central)-
I.-Wednesday, February 4th,
3:00 p.m., pre-schoolers, kinder-
garten through second;
-Thursday. February 5th.
3:00 p.m., third, fourth. fifth and
sixth graders;
-Friday, February 6th. 3:00
p.m.. teens, ages 13 to 19: and
-Friday. February 6th. 6:00
p.m.. dress rehearsal for every-
one.

Kemp Commended
Larry Kemp. maintenance
mechanic%, was named -Employee
of the Month" for December at Ar-
izona' Chemica ls Port 9U: J6e--
plant. Dave Garrett. plant manag-
er. presented Larry with a jacket.
an "Employee of the Month" stick-
er. and a reserved parking space
for the month of December. Arizo-
na Chemical would like to extend
their congratulations to Larry.

Tax Assistance
for Retirees, etc.
Volunteer Tax Assistance for
retirees, widows and widowers
will be provided m the Retiree
Activities Office on Monday,
Wednesday. and Friday from 9:00
a.m. to 12:00 noon beginning
February 2, The office is located
in Suite 245, Base Support
Center, Building 662. Call 283-
2737 for an appointment.


;the game on. Everyone is invited
,to come on down and have some
fun.
Also, BJ, 'the owner of Mexico
Beach Marina who kicked off last
.year's fund raiser with one of the
,largest donations has done it
again! This year, he has contrib-
uted a boat to be given away, so
watch for future information on
.:tickets. They would like to extend
'many thanks to BJ.
Lowery Accepts
Promotion
D' r. James E. Martin, Vice
President of Student Affairs at
Georgia Southwestern State Uni-
.,versily, has recently'announced
that David Lowery, former resi-
dent of Port St. Joe, has been
named to take over the position of
. Assistant Director for the Office of
Admissions.
Lowery joined the admissions
-stall in June of 1996 as an Ad-
missions Counselor, and has
been responsible for the recruit-
ment of students from the middle
Sand coastal Georgia areas.
', Aside from hi' duties at Geor-
gia Southwestern, Mr. Lowery is
.ct'ive in several' civic organiza-
tions such as The Sumter Trust
f6r Historic Preservation, The
Southwest Civic Chorus, and the
First United Methodist Church of
:Amencus.
Mr. Lowery completed his
Bachelor's Degree at Troy State
-niversity and is currently work-
.ihg toward a Masters Degree in
Administration at Georgia South-
v.estern.
Georgia Southwestern .State
University is a four-yeai unit of
the Liversity system of Georgia
.giid is located in Americus, Geor-
gia.


Katie Hoffman
Scout ofthe Month
Jr. Girl Scout Troop #242 is
pleased to announce that its "Jr.
GTirl Scout of the Month" once
againn is Katie Hoffman.
Katie is excelling, in her
achievements in Jr. Girl Scouts.
She enjoys the nice activities they
do together such as singing at the
local nursing home and planting
flowers at her elementary school.
Look for Katie and the rest of
Troop #242 as they will be out
* selling those famous Girl Scout
cookies very soon!


John Austin Kinney

It's A Boy!


John Austin Kinney was born
on December 23, 1997 at Bay
Medical Center. He weighed in at
seven pounds 13.8 ounces and
was 20 1/4 inches long.
Proud parents are Misty and
John Kinney of St. Joe Beach.
Proud grandparents are' James
and Wanda Pate of St. Joe Beach
and Annette and Curtis Porter of
Overstreet.


Mark and Tammy
Engaged
Robert L. Smith is proud to
announce the engagement of his
brother. Mark A. Smith. to Tam-
my Shiver.
Mark is a former resident of
Port St. Joe, and Tammy is cur-
rently residing on St. George Is-
land. A date has not yet been set
for the day of the ceremony.


FREE Smoke

Detectors
The State Fire Marshall's
Office has recently given 50
SSmoke detectors to the St. Joe
Beach Fire Department for distri-
,'bution.
.If you live in St. Joe Beach,
Sea Shores, Gulf Aire or Beacon
Hill and would be in need of a free
smoke detector, please call the St.
Joe Beach Fire Station at 647-
8452 and give \our name,
address and phone number.
Someone will contact you anid
see if you qualify for the free
detectors. If so, a firemen will
dome c tor atyour home and install the'
detector at your convenience.


Camellias, dozens of varieties, Satsuma,
Orange, ,Kumquats, Grapefruit, Lemon,, grafted
or special stock that will take low 20 s Fruit
iree5 for ih-. area apple peach, pear, plum,
neclarine fig. olueberry. grape, Japanese per- '
simmon, pomegranate, pecan, chinky pin.
Dogwood, red, pink, white, red bud, tulip, mag-
nolia, crepe myrtle, weeping willow, oak leaf ,
hydrangea, Bradford pear. azaleas. .
sod & landscape majerIalS





BIG STORAGE
SHED SALE


Flea Market
Type

Corner Garrison Ave.
and Hwy. 71
Storage Unit C


Saturday,
January 24
8 to 4

827-2315


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Accounting. Tax and Auditing Services

324 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe, FL
(850) 227-3838
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Learning Center

Across from the Wewahitchka Post Office
New Owner, Teresa Redd, License #3855

Open 6 a.m.-5 p.m., CST Monday thru Fridaiy
CDA Qualified Teachers Drop-Ins Welcome


Now enrolling 1 year to 12 years.
Before and after school available..


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medications
2. Friendly, knowledgeable pharmacists
3. Senior citizen discounts
4. Rock bottom prices on health & beauty aids
5. Large selection of vitamins & homeopathic drugs.


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Two Pharmacists and Two Pharmacy
Technicians to serve you promptly.
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1976 Highway 98 Port St. Joe


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 221 1998 PAGE 5A


GCCC Hosts Job Fair
The Florida Jobs and Benefits
Center along with Gulf Coast
Community College, WJHG-TV
Channel 7, the Bay County
Chamber of Commerce, Beaches
Chamber of Commerce, and the
Human Resource Managers Asso-
ciation of Bay County will spon-
sor the tenth annual Bay County
Job Fair.
The Job Fair will be hosted
by Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege, located at 5230 W. Highway
98 in Panama City. This year's
job fair is to be held on February
3, from 8:00 a.m. through 2:00
p.m. in the Conference Center
above the Student Union East.'
For additional information,


please contact Ken Wilson at
Florida Jobs and Benefits at (850)
;72-4340, ext. 131.
Good Life Festival
An Liberty County
Liberty County's Fourth
Annual Good Life Festival will be
held March 7 at Liberty County
Sports Complex starting at 7:00
a.m. Mark this date on your cal-
endar and join in the fun!
There will be entertainment
throughout the day, an auction,
fun and games, and serving food
Stems.
Call (850) 643-5613 or 643-
5690 to reserve your booth for
crafts ($20) or food ($30).


A Note of Thanks
We would like to express our
thanks to the many friends who
ca-lled. visited or sent flowers,
food and cards at the death of


our mother, Eula B. Walker.
A special thank- goes out to
Rev. Jean Shoots and Bro. Dave
Fernanrdez
-The children of Mrs. Eula B.
walker r


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
This Week Only! Fri. & Sat.,
ASST. CANNED VEGETABLES, 15 oz. cans, 4 for $1.00
Some in Stock More Coming. Stop In and Check Us Out


Care..,Adopt an
Animal Today
These adorable part chow
pups are available for adoption at
the 'Gulf County Pound behind
the Sheriffs Department. Also
available is a small hound walk-
er), !a black chow and a golden,
lab.
To adopt one of these pets,
please call the Gulf County Sher-
iffs Departmentfat 227-11115 and
ask for Johnny collins or call. the
Bay St. Josephi Humane Society ,
at 227-1103.

Express Appreciationi'
The family of John Peak
would like to express our sincere
appreciation for the many acts of
kindness shown to us during the
illness and death of our loved one.
Thank you for the many
prayers, beautiful flowers, food,
and comforting cards. A spedfal
thank you to the Highland View
Volunteer Fire Department for
serving as pallbearers.
The Family of
Jolin."Jake" Peak

Youth Appreciation
The Optimist Club will be
hosting a "Youth Appreciation
Day" skate party for school age
youngsters on Saturday, January
24th from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Free admission, snacks, and
a skating safety class are planned
for the event which will take place
at St. James Episcopal Church.
located at 800 22nd Street in Port
St. Joe.
Those attending should bnng
a helmet, skates and any other
items normally used while skat-
ing. Parents are invited to accom-
pany their children.

VFW Activities
VFW Post #10069 and Ladies
Auxiliary held its first meeting of
the year on Tuesday, January
13th. Many things were discussed
and planning begun.,.
On Friday. January 23rd the
members will be having the first
of four clean-ups 'along \their
adopted highway. If you can help,
please be at the post home in
Highland View alt 12:00 noon,
EST. .
On Super Bowl Sunday,. the
VFW post will be having a big tail-
gate party before .the game from
1:00 to 5:00 p.m. for members
and guests. Hot dogs, brats,
sauerkraut and oysters will be
furnished. Attendees are asked to
bring a side dish.
On Friday, February. 13. they
will be having a Valentine's dance
at the post home for members and ,
guests. The band, "Barb and the
Boys" will be playing.
On Sunday, February 15, the
John C. Gainous Post- #10069
and Ladies Auxiliary will be host-
ing the district meeting. Please try
to; attend this very important
meeting.
In the planning stages are a
chicken bar-b-que m Frank Pate
Park 'in conjunction with a bake
S sale by the auxiliary to earn
money for cancer aid and
research, the state auxiliary pres-
ident's project l6r this year.
In the future as well is a
corned beef and cabbage dinner
to be held on Friday. March 20th.
Also brought up at the meet-
ing. was the upcoming Volunteer
Honoree's Day to be held in April.
If you know of any volunteer in
the area who should be honored,
please contact Ginny Seefeldt at '
648-5303.
After the meeting, everyone
enjoyed the delicious chicken-n-
dumplings made by Catherine
and Talmadge Kennedy, and
cornbread made by Theresa
Lowry.
The next meeting will be held.
on "the second Tuesday of the
month, February 10th at 7:30
p.m., EST. Please go out and join
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Covered Dish Supper
The members of Port St. Joe
Lodge No. 111 would like to ex-
tend an invitation to all their
friends and neighbors to join
them at a covered dish supper,
which will be held on Thursday,
January 29, beginning at 6:30
p.m. EST, at the lodge. The lodge
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WEWA 44, ST. JOE 41 ,
Thursday, January 15 '
The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators outscored Port St. Joe's
Lady Sharks 19-14 in the final
period of play for a District 2-3A
win last Thursday night.
The Lady Gators, controlled
the first half of play, outscoring
Port St. Joe 21-14. The Lady
Sharks took the lead back in the
third quarter by outscoring Wewa
13-4, but couldn't hold on to it in
the fourth quarter.
Diana Taunton led the Lady
Gators with a game-high 23
points, 11 of which came in their
19-point fourth quarter. Holly
Atkins added 12 points for Wewa.
Courtney Lennox scored' 14
points to lead Port.St. Joe. Bonnie
Belin and Lacey Johnson each
had 10 points for the Lady Sharks
(7-9)..
WEWA (44) Taunton 23, Jack-
son 3, Atkins 12, Baudisova .4,
Hendricks 2.
ST. JOE (41) Belin 10. Lenox
14, Royster 2, Towner 1. Gant 2,
L. Johnson 10, Thompson, 1, M.
Johnson 1. :
WEWA 11 10 4 19 -44
ST. JOE 5 9 13 14 41
Lady Sharks' Schedule
The Lady Sharks continue
their schedule tonight [Thursday)
at 7:00 at Bay High, then will wel-
come North Florida Christian to
"The Dome" on Friday at 7:30.

Obitarie


Leslie B. Nichols
Leslie Bufford Nichols, age
73, of 'Port St, 'Joe, died
Wednesday, January 14 at a local
nursing home. He has been a res-
ident of Port St. Joe since 1953,
coming here from Washington
County.
Mr. Nichols worked as a boil-
er operator for St., Joe Paper
Company, served his country in
the U.S. Army during WWII, and
was a member of the Long Avenue
Baptist Church.


He is survived by his wife,
\ Easter Nichols of Port St. Joe; a
daughter, Teresa Griffin of Lynn
Haven; two sons, Leslie J. Nichols
of Niceville and Jerry Nichols of
Panama City; seven, grandchil-
dren; and four great-grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services were held at
3:00 p.m. on. Saturday, January
17 at the Long Avenue Baptist
Church in Port St. Joe with Rev.
Curtis Clark officiating. Interment
followed at the Holly Hill
Cemetery in Port St. Joe.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral
Home of Panama City was in
charge of all arrangements.



Russell D. Prows, Jr..
'Russell Develdah Prows, Jr.,
84, a former resident of Port St.
Joe, died Friday, January 16 in.'
an area hospital. He attended Bay.
High School and wvas preceded in
death by his parents. Russell D.
and Alice B. Prows, and his wife,
Elizabeth Smith Prows,
He is survived by a sister,
Miriam Prows Master of Chipley, a-
brother, Ralph S. Prows of
Panama City, and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held
Monday. January 19 at 11 a.m.'n
the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. John King officiating
Those desiring may make a.con-
*; tribution to the First United
Methodist Church of Chipley in
memory of Russell Prows. :
Wilson Funeral Home ",of
I Panama City was in charge of all
I arrangements.


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Lena Williams, 69, of Howard ,
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ary.16, at Gulf Pines Hospital fol-
lowing a recent illness. A native of.
Ashland, Kentucky, she had lived
in the Gulf County area for the
last 29 years. She was a member
of Howard Creek Baptist Church.
Mrs. Williams was preceded
in death by a daughter, Lenora
Keaton. Survivors include her'
husband, Alvin Williams of Ho-j
ward Creek; three children,. Bren- i
da Smith of Miami, Phillip Keaton
of Connecticut, and Jimmy Kea-
ton of Brownsville, Texas; and,
one brother, Stephen Pinson of
Laural, California.
Funeral services for Mrs. Wil-
liams were held at 2:00 p.m.,:
EST, on Sunday, January 18, ati
Howard Creek Baptist Church,;
conducted by Rev. Clayton E. 4
Russell. Memorialization was by,
cremation.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funer-:
al Home.


* and take to the road Tuesday,
January 27th to play Rutherford
in a 6:00 tip-off.

Lady Gators' Schedule
The Lady Gators will be on
the road today (Thursday) at 6:00
and Friday at 4:00, to face
Chipley and R. F. Munroe, respec-
tively. They will host Freeport in a
6:00 game on Monday, January
26th. '

- Wewa Dixie Youth's
Organizational
Meeting is Tuesday
The W\ewahitchka Dixie Youth
Association would like to
announce that plans are under-
way for the 1998 season. .This
%year all leagues. both boys anid
girls. ages four to 14. will be
under the direction of the, local
Dixie Youth Association.
The start-up meeting is
scheduled for Tuesday. January
27 at the Wewahitchka Elemen-,
tary School Commons Area.
immediately after the Wewahitch-
ka Elementary PTO meeting.
which is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.
All parents of children, ages
four to 14. who wish to participate
In any of the leagues are encour-
aged to attend this meeting.
Details concerning the consolida-
tion of all the former leagues into
this new joint league will be dis-
cussed, along with other \ital
information concerning registra-
tion. league rules. tryouts. etc.
Mark your calendar now!!
Registration dates and times
are scheduled for Friday. January
30 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the
Wewahitchka Elementary School
Commons Area, or Saturday,
from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at
the Wewahitchka Elemerita'r
School Commons Area.
All new participants, not pre-
viously registered in Dixie Youth
Minor or* Major Leagues,' must
bring a copy of their birth certifi-
cates at the time of registration.
The league shall retain this copy.
Anyone having further
questions, or needing additional
information may call the 1998
Dixie Youth League President
April Andrews (639-5127), or
Tonya Strange, Debbie Barnes, or
Carolyn Husband at Wewahitchka
State Bank at 639L:2222.


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It's almost time to register
your, daughter to play with the,
Port St. Joe Girls Softball League!
If Iour. daughter turns five
before September 1 of this year,
and is not older than 14 before'
that same date, she qualifies to
participate in this league. The
cost to register to play, which
includes her uniform. is 830.00
for ages five to seven and 835.00
for ages eight to 14.
Registration will be held at
The: Athletic House on two
Saturday. January 24th and
January 31st, from. 10:00, a.m.
until 2:00 p.m. Uniforms will be
sized at this time.
If 'you have any questions,
please contact Beverlh Crocker
(647-3354) or Paula Boone (647-
5031).


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the Online Scouting Network
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month. Due to the financial sup-
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coordination through the Port St.
Joe High Athletic Department,
athletes can register with OSN
and their picture and stats can
be seen throughout the nation.
.College coaches now have the
capability to identify prospective
student-athletes by viewing per-
sonal, academic and athletic in-
lormnation without, ever lea\-ing
their offices. Using cutting edge
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ing the recruiting process.
The Online Scouting Network
was designed approximately two
,years ago with financial backing
from "big time" professional ath-
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' Carter, Roger Craig, Ryne Sand-
berg, Devon White, and Michael
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5,000 "hits" to their web site each
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Athletic Director of Port St.
Joe High, Chuck Cannon states,
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'of our athletes to be introduced to
colleges across the country, espe-
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and junior colleges."
Girls' Softball
Organizing Soon
Port St. Joe Softball League's,
organizational meeting will be
held Monday. January 26th at
6:00 p.m., ET, in the Highland
.View Elementary School cafetena.
Anyone who's interested in
coaching and/or helping to make
this league a success this year-
please plan to attend.
If you have questions, call
Sherry McDowell at 647-5942.
Beverly Crocker at 647-3354. or
Paula Boone at 647-5031.

Spotted Seatrout
Closure for February
Beginning on February 1 and
continuing through the last day
of February each year,, the har-
vest of spotted seatrout is closed
in the Northwest Region.
The Northwest Region encom-
passes all state waters north and
west of the Pasco-Pinellas County
Line to the Florida/Alabama bor-
der .and adjacent federal Exclu-
sive Economic Zone (EEZ) waters.
During this closed season, no
person shall land any spotted
seatrout harvested in the North-
east or South Region in the
Northwest Region. .


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PAGE 8A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 1998

i. Sharks

YOU MUST FACE Take
mTHE FACTS

Your body is a wonderful machine that requires a D istric t
certain amount of necessary care and enough intake
of energy each day to keep it operating efficiently.
Neglect your body and your health suffers. Then
you live a less happy life. Isn't it good insurance to With 80-57 Win
visit regularly an expert on body care, your With 80-57 Win
physician, and follow his advice. Over Cross County
Do it soon. Rival Wewahitchka.
ST. JOE 80, WEWA 57
WE PROUDLY ACCEPT A.N. RAILROAD, BOX Tuesday, January 20
USA, AND FLORIDA COAST PAPER COMPANY Seniors Cecil Jackson and
PRESCRIPTION CARDS. Luke Taunton helped the Gators
*j ,I jump out to an early 23-11 lead
STOCKING A COMPLETE LINE OF HOME HEALTH NEEDS. by the end of the first quarter. The
S, Tiger Sharks narrowed the
1z t D g to Gators' lead to 10, (44-34) by the,
Buzzett's Drug Store half
SD Port St. Joe's full court press
317 Williams Avenue Port St. Joe and up-tempo style of play wore


Register Saturday for
Dixie Baseball Program


The Port St. Joe Dixie
Baseball League will begin regis-
tration for the 1998 season this
Saturday, January 24th from
9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.. E.S.T.
Registration will be conducted in
the meeting room of the Port St.
Joe Fire Station, located on.
Williams Avenue in Port St. Joe.
The league is open to all,,
youth meeting the required age
limits (must be 5 before August 1.,.
1998: must not be 15 before
August 1, 1998).
The registration fee is $30 per
player for A"/'AA" Leagues (ages
five to seven): $40 for 'Minor/
Major Leagues (ages eight to 12);
$45 for Dbde Boys League (ages
13 to 14).
Second and additional Minor,
Major and/or Dixie Boys League .
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Dixie Boys/Minor League
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The Port St. Joe Dixie'
Baseball League officers have set.
coaches meetings, to be held at
the Port St. Joe Fire Station meet-
ing room. to discuss the upcom-
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The remaining sessions are
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* Dixie Boys League-
Thursday. January 22nd at
7:00 p.m.
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If you were a coach -in either
of these leagues during the 1997
season,, please plan to attend
these very important meetings.



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) NEWS FLASH!
attention, Parents Tryouts for ages
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accompany parents to registration for uniform sizing.
Registration fees are due at the time of sign-up.


Luke Taunton (23) passes the ball to Cecil Jackson (0) to beat Port St. Joe's full court press
being put on by Tyson Pittman (41) and Keion McNair (15) during Tuesday night's game.


/ lAi ifllls i Wewa don by the second half
and the Tiger Sharks took control.
The Tiger Sharks outscored Wewa
20,-3 in Lthe third quarter,'-and
.... 26-1i0 in the fourth. to improve to,
2-0 in District 2-3A.
Cecil Jackson led Wewa-
j .. hitchka offensively with a game-
high 34 points. Luke Taunton
Added 14 points for thec Gators
(2-1 and 10-8).
-" The Tiger Sharks had four
.. i players :in double figures with
James Daniels leading the team
at 25 points. Tyson Pittman fol-
lowed with 14 points, while Keion
McNair and Darius Chambers
S:each had 10 points for Port St.
,.. Joe (11-7).
The Wewahitchka Gators and
S" the Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks both
came, into Tuesday night's game.
in "The Dome" with a 10-7 record
[ and undefeated in District 2-3A.
SThe' Gators were 2-0. while Port
St. Joe was 1,-0.

ST. JOE (80) McNair 10, R.
: d Chambers 4, D, Chambe-s 10,
fDaniels 25. Dixon 3, Larry 6,
Pittman 14, Quinn 6, Lewis 2.
WEWA (57) Jones 4, L. Taun-
;- ton 14, J. Taunton 5., Jackson 34.
Keton McNair (15) puts one ST. JOE 11 23 20 26 80
up for two of his 10 points. WEWA 23 21 3 10 57


Wewa Beats Sneads


WEWA 49, GRAND RIDGE 42
Thursday, January 15 '
The Wewahitchka Gators held'
off Grand Ridge's late fourth
quarter rally to hold on for a win
in last Thursday night's game.
The Gators took an 11-8 first
quarter lead and extended it to,
21-14 by hallume.


Cecil Jackson led the Gators
(9-7) with a game-high 25 points.
while Luke Taunton had 12
points.
WEWA (49) Jackson 25. Vann
3. Morris 5. J. Taunton 4. L.,
Taunton 12.
G. RIDGE (42) J. Parramore
8, Ferrell 4. R. Parramore 7.
Bowers, 4, Thornton 7. Deese 12.
WEWA 11 10 15 13 49
G.RIDGE 8 612 16 42

WEWA 52, LIBERTY COUNTY 36
Friday, January 16 "
The Wewahitchka Gators
improved to 10-7 on the season
with Friday night's 52-36 victory
over Liberty County.
The Gators took an early
14-11 lead after the first quarter
and led 24-22 when the first half
ended. the second half was all
Wewahitchka, whose players,
outscore the Bulldogs 27-14.

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Senior point guard, Cecil
Jackson led the Gators with a
game high 26, 11 rebounds, and
had eight assists. Luke Taunton
added 16 points for Wewa.
WEWA (52) Jackson 26,
Addisoh 1, Jones 3, Morris 4, J.
Taunton 2, L. Taunton 16.
LIBERTY CO. (36) Day 1,
SMa this 8. Peterson 11, Williams 6,
Shuler 2, Dawson 8.
WEWA 14 10 11 16 -52
LIB. CO. 11 11,. 6 8 36
Upcoming Games
The Gators basketball'team's
next. opponent will be, Port St.
Joe's Tiger Sharks as they play
host to them in a return match
on Friday, January 23rd. The
junior varsity squads will tip-off
Sat 6:00 followed by the varsity at
7:30.
Next Tuesday, January 27,
the Gators will host Graceville in
a 7:30 match. The junior varsity
will play the opener at 6:00.


. The Tiger Sharks lost to
Albany-Dougherty, Georgia, the
defending big-school champion of
Georgia. 44-41. on Saturday
night. January 17th, in 'the
Adidas-Subway Shootout held at
Chipola gym.

Upcoming Schedule
The Tiger Sharks continue,

Important PSJMS
Parents of Port St. Joe Middle
School students, who are inter-
ested in participating in the
upcoming spring season 'baseball
and softball programs, are urged
to attend a special meeting on
Thursday, January 22 (Today) at
5:00 p.m. In the school's Media
Center.
The two programs are cur-
rently facing organizational diffi-


Many people suf
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poromandibular, joint
the joint in front of
which controls the ope
closing of the jaw. Ti
toms are varied a
include pain, swelling
movement of the jaw
'spasms, clicking and
of the joints, even he
and stiff neck.
A dentist trained
these problems will ta
tory, conduct a thoroui
nation and special
rule out specific joint
Then treatment will I
indicated.
To break the spas


Views On Dentaf Health
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Treatment of


TMJ Syndrome


ffer from cle relaxants are often recom-
the tem- mended. There frequently is
(TMJ)- need for bite adjustment, and
each ear sometimes an orthopedic treat-
'ning and ment appliance to relax and
he symp- reposition the jaw.
and can Muscle injections may also:
g, limited be used, as well as injection of
v, muscle hydrocortisone procaine, .or
grinding other medications directly into
headaches the joint. Such conservative
treatments-along with efforts
to treat to reduce stress-should pre-
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h P -surgery.


x-rays to
disease..
begin as

sm, mus-


the season Friday night as they
travel to Wewahitchka to try for
another victory over the coun-
ty/district rival Gators.
Saturday, January "24th, the
team takes to the road where they
will face Tallahassee Gpdby.
Then, next Tuesday in. "The
Dome" the Tiger Sharks will host
the Marianna Bulldogs.
Parent Meeting'
culties, and input from the par-
ents of the students involved is s
needed now.
Please take the time and,
make the effort to support your
student-athlete in continuing to
grow by attending this meeting. '.


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FCPC Management Predicts Profitable Year In 1998 In Report to Rotary Club


Try to envision this: Florida
Coast Paper makes enough paper
EACH DAY to wrap a strip one
foot wide around the world.
Bill Antley, operations man-
ager at the paper mill, gave the
Rotary Club this statistic, among
others, as he was part of a three
person program presented by Fer-
rell Allen last Thursday. Allen
brought Antley, Reatha Threatt
and Donna Maxwell to give the
club an insight as to what to ex-
' pect and tell Just how hard the
mill personnel were working to
lower its production costs.
Antley spoke first, telling the
club that the mill was working
hard at diversifying its products
to the point where the operations


of last year will not be repeated.
"Right now, the export market is
a shot In the arm for us. That
won't last forever, though. Right
now a mill is under construction
in China with eight machines
which will produce four times as
much as we can," Antley said.
'We're experimenting with
stock to make paper plates from,
and if we can become successful,
we'll be the largest single produc-
er of paper plate stock in the U.
S.," Antley remarked.
REATHA THREAT
Reatha Threatt, the human
resources director, was the next
speaker. Threatt said the mill was
high on. safety in operations. "Al-
ready since 1997, we have re-


duced the incidents which re-
quire medical treatment by 80%,"
she said. 'We're shooting for 2
million man hours without a lost
time accident; the first time this
mill has reached that plateau
since 1968," she said.
Threatt said the paper mill
was in a hiring mode, too. Start-
ing the year with a force of 544
workers, they hope to have 570
before the year is out. 'We're con-
centrating on hiring the displaced
workers from the box plant, the
woodlands division and the tele-
phone company," she said, with
an emphasis being placed on hir-
ing local people.
DONNA MAXWELL
Donna Maxwell who is comp-


Two Red Wolves Released'


on Little St. George Island

Enlarging Wolf Recovery Area in the Wild Setting


St. Vincent National Wildlife
Oi Refuge's red wolf program will
now be expanded to Cape St.
George Island (Little St. George
Island). Because of the limited'.
space available for red wolves in
wild 'settings, ,Littie St. George,
Island:. has been evaluated and .
approved for inclusion in the red -
wolf recovery program.
Two red wolves were recently .
released on the island to deter-
mine if the island is suitable. The
Apalachicola National Estuarine
Research. Reserve, which man-
ages the island, is enthusiastic
about participating in the red wolf
program. The wolves.will control
raccoon numbers .and reduce
depredation to sea turtle nests.
The release was earlier post-
poned because a coyote, had
established a territory on Little St.
George Island., It was feared that
interactions between the wolves
and the coyote would be negative.
The result could range from dis-
ease transmission to the wolves.
displacement of the wolves from-
the island.' to possibly interbreed-
ing.
With the breeding season
approaching. the pair on St.
Vincent Island had been harass-
tring the Little St. George wolves
while thiey.wee held In an accll-
( 'Tmation pen on St. Vincent. The-
wolves had to be removed from
the pen to prevent injury.
Housing.at another facility was
not available. "
The decision was made to"
release, the, wolves onto Little St.
George Island even :though the
coyote is still there. The wolves
have been sterilized to prevent
breeding. At this point. USF&WS
officials do not want to have pup-
pies born on the island.
If this release is successful,
the current pair may be replaced
by a breeding pair. It is believed


that the wolves have formed a
pair bond and will displace the
coyote. Their interactions will be
monitored closely and attempts to
remove the coyote will continue.
St. Vincent NWR has been a
part of the red wolf recovery pro-'
gram since 1990. Its role in the
recovery of the red wolf is to pro-.
.vide them with a "'wild experience"
in a somewhat controlled setting
before' they are released at main-
land release sites.
If successful. the mission will
be.the same on IUttle Sk. Gerge
In -this effort, officials are not
attempting to establish a perma-
nent population of free ranging
red wolves on St. Vincent or Little
St. George Islands.
As of last November, there are
.240 to' 327 red wolves in exis-
tence, most of which are In vari-
ous captive breeding projects In
the United States. The species is
one of the most critically endan-
gered mammals in North America.
Questions and comments can
be directed to St. Vincent NWR,
P.O. Box 447, Apalachicola, FL
.32329; phone 850-653-8808.


The artist's sketch above
shows the physical similari-
ties of the red wolf and coy-
ote.


(


troller for the firm, said the pic-
ture is bright for 'getting into the
black' in operations this year.
"It takes a lot of money to op-
erate this paper mill," she said.
'We have made significant strides
in cutting costs and returning
profitability. We're anticipating
our expense--including our siza-
ble interest payment on money
borrowed toward the purchase of
the facility-to be less than the
total of 1955," she said.
"Right now, it costs $204 mil-
lion a year to operate the paper
mill," she continued.
' That equates to. $58 million
for wood, $8 million for materials
to recycle, $12 million for chemi-


cals, $18 million for fuel, $5 mil-
lion for supplies and $11 million
for repairs, among other things.
'We're attempting to prevent
another 'last year'," she remarked
in closing.
ALLEN RECAPS
Ferrell Allen recapped what
the three key personnel had said
by stating, 'These things didn't
Just happen. Everyone at the mill
has 'worked very hard to become
a first-class paper mill."
"I can't heap enough praise
on the heads of our work force
and their enthusiasm for the job
at hand which they have done,"
Allen said.


"It's true, we're working very
hard to contain our costs and to
diversify our scope of products
with a first class line of paper
products," he continued.
"I give them all of the credit. I
repeat, it didn't 'just happen'."


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-'AGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 1998

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The past several months have is
been filled with a flurry of activity i
for the undercover Resource Pro- vW
tection Unit of the Florida Marine m
Patrol, District 5A, which is based m
in Panama City. cc
The undercover unit, which is
divided into two squads, is led, tl
overall, 'by Lieutenant Jay Ches- fc
ser, and the two squads are com-
manded by Lieutenants Rankin
Morris and Herman Jenkins. Lt.
Morris and Lt. Jenkins, in turn,
lead Officers Arnie McMillion,
Richard Bryant, Shane Lee, Rob
Goly, and investigator Neal Goss.
These officers wear civilian
clothes and drive unmarked vehi-
cles, concentrating on illegal ac-
tivities that require a more in-
depth investigation than what
regular officers are typically
called upon to use.
Oyster Violations
Some months past, the RPU
received several tips concerning
the sale of illegal sized oysters at
local seafood dealers, retail deal-
ers, and half-shell oyster bars.
The farther the unit ventured into
the case, the, more violations they
discovered, and" more arrests
were made.
But the investigation turned
up something more alarming
than merely the sale of illegal-
sized oysters. The undercover
unit also found bags of oysters
that were untagged and un-


Redmond Named to
Brenau Dean's List
Elizabeth Dearnn Redmond.
currently residing in Bainbridge,
Georgia, was named to the
Brenau University Women's
College Dean's List for Fall 1997.
Redmond is a junior majoring in
history/political science.
Dean's List students must
maintain a 3.6 grade point aver-
age while carrying 15 or more.
hours.
Brenau University, founded
in 1878 as the Georgia Baptist ,
Female Seminary, now is a private
comprehensive university that
includes the Academy. Women's
College' and the -Evening -and
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These three divisions., distinct --
yet complementary, offer diverse
educational opportunities found-
ed in the liberal arts which lead to
intellectual and professional"
development, foster personal
growth, encourage community
responsibility and global under-
standing.
Deann is a 1995 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School.

"Steps to Starting
a Small Business"
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege's Small Business Develop-
ment Center will offer a seminar
entitled, "Steps to Starting .a
Small Business." on Tuesday.
January 27, from 1:30 through
4:30 p.m. 'at the Port St. Joe/Gulf
County Library.
Are. you compatible with
small business ownership? Is .
your idea feasible? Topics will
also include a discussion on or-
ganizational requirements and li-
censing for a small business in
Flonda, personal financial as-
sessement, credit checks, defin-
ing who ,is your customer, loca-
tion considerations.. : and
employee requirements.
Reservations may be made by
paying $15 registration fee in ad-
vance at the Port St. Joe/Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce,
which can be reached at (850)
227-1223. For additional infor-
mation, please call the Small
Business Development Center at.
271-1108 or (800) 542-SBDC
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marked, making it impossible to
determine the date or location the
ysters were harvested.
However, perhaps even more
isturbing than this uncertainty
s the fact that many of the estab-
shments under investigation
'ere selling oysters that were as
iany as three weeks past the ter-
ninal sale date printed on their
container.
According to the law, oysters
hat have been out of the water
*r such an extended period are


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considered unfit for human con-
sumption and highly likely ,to
cause illness if eaten. The gravity
of this situation is apparent when
one takes into account the large
number of people who have re-
cently reported getting sick short-
ly after consuming raw oysters. ,
To date, the arrest total for
the "oyster" investigations in-7
eludes 33 arrests for license viola
tions; 20 arrests for violations'
which included undersized and,/
or untagged oysters and oysters '.


that were improperly refrigerated
or past their terminal sale date;
and the seizure of 15 bags, six
boxes, and 26 pints of shucked
oysters.
Spotted Seatrout
In another recent case, the
undercover unit received informa-
tion about the sale of spotted sea
trout by local seafood dealers.
Spotted sea trout is currently out
of season commercially and can't
be bought or sold.
After some extensive investi-


gating, the RPU made six arrests,
with four arrests pending, on
area seafood dealers. The paper
trail the unit uncovered led them
to the Apalachicola area and
eventually to a seafood dealer in
Georgia. Thus far, 168 pounds of
spotted sea trout have been
seized during the course of this
still ongoing investigation.
Other Violations
In addition to the two previ-
ously mentioned cases, the un-


dercover, Resource Protection Unit
has also' made 29 arrests for fish-
ing in a closed area.
It is also noteworthy to men-
tion several other arrests which
were made during fishing-related
arrests. Of the former, these In-
clude two drug arrests; one war-
rant arrest; four felony arrests for
concealed firearms, grand theft
firearms, tampering with evi-
dence, and dealing in stolen prop-
erty; and the seizure of three
guns, two of which were stolen.


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(&unutri rJ a x{t r

By LOWELL F. ADAMS
Created For
His Glory
"I have created him
for my Glory"
-Isaiah 43:7

ACOB WAS NOT A "GOOD" MAN. At the urging of
his mother, Rebekah, he stole his brother, Esau's,
birthright. Even his name meant "grabber" or "usurper".
If we should examine the central chapters of Genesis, we
would discover that Jacob, the man whom God later renamed
Israel, was far from perfect. Yet, God saw in him more than was
apparent on the surface. God chose Jacob to be the father of the
nation Israel. His twelve sons became the kings or leaders of the
twelve tribes of Israel.
Those of us who, also stand a guilty distance from the
benevolent character that God would be pleased with, may be
encouraged by the story of Jacob.
Here in Chapter 43 of Isaiah, God speaks to the memory of
Jacob, as He prophesies concerning Isreal. In verse" 7, He
declares, "... I have.created him for my Glory." He also points
out the fact .that it was He who made Jacob. He can say that
about us all.- Some may believe Satan's lies about mankind's
evolution from some tiny speck of matter, in the distant past,
but as for me, I will stand by the Truth of God's Holy Word.
* Would God be able to see "greatness" deep down inside
your personality? When you and I look at someone, our
conclusions are based on outward appearances and activities.
But when God looks at us, he looks upon the heart. How do we
really feel-about God, the Creator of all things? He knows how I
feel. I don't have to tell Him that. We could easily fool our-
friends and neighbors about our view of God. Possible% many
could pretend to be Christians and believers in Jesus. just for
whatever convenience they might imagine it would secure for
them. But God is never deceived by our outward. appearance.
His Word of Truth tells me that even before I was conceived.
He knew me. He knows exectly where I stand on even issue of
life. I doubt seriously that He will ever reveal any greamess in
my unworthy life. But Who knows? He might find treasures of
marvellous Spiritual greatness in your life. All it will take is for
you to be available to Him. His call is gently subtil. but easily
recognized. Are we listening for that gentle call?
If God sees Greatness in you, let Him use it to His Glor'%!


Community
Gospel Sing
The monthly "Community
Gospel Sing" will be held
Saturday night, January 24th at
7:00 p.m. at the Highland View
Church of God. Everyone is invit-
ed to attend and worship in song
and praise.




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Chuchof ou


Honoring Pastor's
2nd Anniversary
The Fellowship Church of
Praise congregation will be
observing the second anniversary
of Pastor Rosa Garland this week.
Services will be held nightly at
7:00 p.m. through Sunday.
Sunday's services will be at 11:00
a.m., followed -by lunch to be
served, and also at 7:00 in the
evening.
The church is located at the
corner of Avenue C and Martin
Luther King. Jr. Boulevard in Port
St. Joe. Everyone Is cordially
invited to attend and celebrate the
anniversary with the members.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 1998 PAGE 3B


St. Margaret's
Guild Meeting
Hazel Sims was hostess for
St. Margaret's Guild of St. James
Episcopal Church women on
Monday, January 19th in the
church library. Twelve members
were in attendance.
Kathryn Parker,' chairman,
led the opening prayer for the
gathering. After presentations by
Kay Leffert and Helen
Quackenbush, those present
decided the year's study would
center on books by Bob Libby,
The Forgiveness Book and Grace
Happens.
Carol Utzinger closed the


Will be Singing the Gospel
Kevin Spencer and Family, shown in the photo above,, will be
the guests at a gospel singing hosted by Highland View Baptist
Church on Friday, January 30th, beginning at 7:00 p.m. (EST).
No admission will be asked to hear the group, but a love offering
will be taken during the evening. Everyone in tle, surrounding
area is cordially invited to join the church's congregation in
worshipping with these talented singers.



Brotherly


Love

In 1 John 4:21 we
find, "And this command-
ment we have from him,
that he who loves God
Oliver F. Taylor should love his brother
Visitation Minister, First als'."
United Methodist Church 'f these words'from 1
John are true, no one can be an isfiated
Christian. I believe that God's truth is found in
the Bible. Sometimes we place greater truth on ,
certain verses of scripture. This is caused by our
human understanding.
It is, easy for us to love some people, and,
conversely, it becomes harder to love others.
Christ came that we would be free to follow the
commandments of God. Many years ago, I knew
a lAdy whom I felt loved without reservations.
She monitored our prayer requests that came
into our church and were recorded. She treated
every request as coming from a brother-or sister,
in Christ. Think it over as you read this scrip-
ture again.


Liberty Prison Ministry At Oak

Grove Assembly Church Jan. 25
Liberty Prison Ministry trav- share their vision for those in the
els extensively throughout the prison system.'. '
states of Florida. Georgia. and If you enjoy godod country":
Alabama proclaiming the gospel gospel music, you will not want to
of Jesus Christ in work and song. miss the services on Sunday.
Oak Grove Assembly of God 'danuary',25th at 10:45 a.m. and
would like to give you an ,,:00 p.m. The, church is located
opportunity to hear this teamrrr .on Madison Street in Oak Grqve.*


New Bethel Church January 25 at '1:00 a.m. The,
message will be given by Minister
Celebration Sunday Jerry Watts. Pastor Calvin Griffin
"Family and Friends Day" will and the church, family invite
be celebrated atC New Bethel, everyone to worship with them on
A.M.E. Church on 'Sundy, this occasion.


Come Find Out What All the E.citement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
(1/10 mile north of Overstreet Road)


The Church of Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
. Sunday School ................................................................ 9 a.m CDT
W worship Service ... ........................... ........................ 10 a.m CDT
W wednesday Bible Study .......................... ...................... 7 p.m. CDT


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


meeting with prayer, which was
followed by refreshments provided
,by the hostess.
Also, Betty Fensom
announced that tickets for the
annual bridge luncheon were now
available. This event will be held
February 17. Call 648-5020 for
tickets, or information.
Jane Dohmen will be hostess
for the February meeting at her
home in Cape San Bias.


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Chuch f Yur
Chieti sSuday


Come and Be Blessed!
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School...................................10 a.m.
Morning Service .. .................-.... ...... ...S e ........ 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- tf' fc 12/11


The frieiidl plaIce to wot.lhip!
F. 1irstt Baptist Church
lMexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
"3 : SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
i \orlAiip Swuida). at 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Bilie' Shui! Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Adult Prayer & Bible Study TeamKGds (grades 1-6) at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
NURSERYIPROVIDED FOR ALL SERVICES

Located at 823 N. 15th St, Meico Beach Corner of 15th & Califorri-a 648-5776


-a 4 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

SW 'CHURCH
r: 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756

SUNDAY WORSHIP.................10 a.m.
s ADULT SCHOOL.......................... 11 a.m.

SSUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children Nursery Available
Pastor, Rev, J. Reid Cameron



First Bapt t Churci
1| 02 THIRD STREET PORT ST.6-OE "-'
A L Dennis Pled Buddy Coswell r
Interim Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
Sunday School ................. 9:45 am
B I ; | Worship Service .... .. . ..... 11:00 am
Disciple Training . . . ... 6.00 pm
SEvening Worship ....... .r ..... .. 7:00 pmn
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .... ....... 7;00 pm
A, "THE, EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"


Come and worship with us at:

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

S Sunday School............................10:00 A.M.
Morning Semvic...................... 11 00 A.M.
Evening Ser'rice.........................6:00 P.M.
---' ,Wednesday Prayer Meeting........7:00 P.M.
Bill Taylor,'Pastor Roger Louks, Assistant Pastor
Home of FAJTH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IFCA

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C c* te ConstitutionanulMotaumtent
chthort St. Joe
THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School .........9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship .....11:00 a.m. Fellowship ..............6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship...........7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Jesse Evans Wednesday ...........7:30 p.m.
P, ASTOR Choir Director, Robert E. Downs, Jr.


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Grace Baptist Church

Upstairs First Union Bank Monument Ave.
Sunday Worship at 10:00 A.M. and 5:00.P.M.,
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583 Church: 227-1180


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PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 1998



A Travelogue of Gulf Students' Recent Trip to Paris, France


As the year ended, several
Gulf County high school students,
along with chaperones, spent a
week and a half in Paris, France,
on a sight-seeing tour, in and
around Paris. They left on Decem-
ber 28 and returned January 7.
Below is a report from that group
and the sights they experienced.


By Linda Whitfield
From the moment we boarded
the Luxury motorcoaches at 2:00,
a.m., from the airports at
Jacksonville, Detroit, and
Memphis, we felt a special magic
about this trip to Paris and the
Chatea-
We were tired when we
touched down at Charles de
Gaulle airport in Paris. The'bus
ride to Jacksonville had been over
four hours, the plane trip to
Detroit two hours, and 6ur flight
across the Atlantic was six hours
and 37 minutes.
In an aside, as Joyce Groom
and I sat looking out the window
midway over the ocean, we start-
ed noticing lights. Neither said
anything at first, and then we
asked each other if we saw them.
We speculated that it might be an
oceanliner down below, and then
the thought, "Northern Lights"
was mentioned.
Finally we asked our steward.
He said he'd ask the captain. 'He
never came back and told us,
though we figured it out; it was
the light at the end of the wing! I'
bet the captain and crew were
rolling
It was amazing to, me when
we landed in Paris that it did not
get daylight until after 8:30 a.m.
Though we were all exhausted;, I
understand it is customary to get
checked in and try to keep on
going beca use of jet lag. We did
just that.
After clearing customs, we
checked into our hotel and began
our walking tour of parts of Paris.
We saw the'Paris Opera House,
the residence of the president of
,France, and the Place de la
Concorde, which, was built to
honor Louis ;'XV. We, also saw
where the beheading took place
on Concorde Square where Louis
XVI and Queen Marie-Antoinette
were beheaded. We walked
through the Tulleries where we
got our first view of the Eiffel
Tower and the-biggest ferris wheel
I've ever seen.:
ve'.ate our first French meal
ft,a lidle cafe, but got a big'sutr-
prise in the price. I saw a little boy
about five years old eating a
cheese pizza. It looked pretty
good, so I pointed and implied I
would like that and a Coca Cola
Light. It came and was delicious,
but the bill was $18.00! The aver-
age price for a Coke was $3.50,


but 'in most restaurants, they
were $5.00 for a 10 ounce can. Of
course, that's when we wanted a
coke!
We walked down the very ele-
gant Champs-Elysees (the avenue
of Paris) and almost got to the Arc
de Triomphe. It was built to com-
memorate Napoleon's triumphant
entry. It was a most impressive
sight and we later drove around
it, but one is not allowed to get off
the bus and cross over because of
the danger involved. There is an
underground tunnel one can take
and then come out in the middle.
We never got to do that though.
As we strolled the city, we
wound up at the Ritz, which is
owned by the Al Fayed family. We
tried to 'at least walk into the
lobby, but were not permitted, As
the guard told me,-". security
reasons."' We also got to travel
through the 'tunnel in which
Diana, Princess of Wales, was
killed.
The eternal flame is built over
the tunnel,' and it was much
shorter'than I imagined. People
are not supposed, to walk in the
tunnel because of the danger
involved, but I saw pedestrians
there. .
Thb visit to Notre-Dame (Our
Lady) swas so impressive and I
think it was one of the highlights
of the trip. Built in 1163, it is
famous for' the beautiful rose
stained glals'windows, the flying
buttresses, and the fantastic
Gothic architecture. Though most
of France is Roman Catholic, it
saddened me to hear that only
about 10% go to mass.
Witlh my little camera, I- soon
realiz,efl I couldn't even -get
enough- in the picture to show
anything, so I bought post cards.
The architecture is truly amazing.,
All of us kept saying. "How did
they build something like this?" I
still don't know.
I had seen a special on
Versailles a long time ago, and so
I kind of knew what to expect. It
was so grand and I can see how it
was the envy of all Europe. It was
the dreamhouse of Louis XIV and
was the most lavish place I have
ever been.,
To draw a parallel, the parties
were like a "progression party" in
which the nobles went from room
to room in a palace with. thou-,
sands of rooms.' Four thousand
servants waited on 1,000 nobles,
While 15,000 soldiers and ser-
vants also lived 'in annexes-. .-
We goi'to walk througWithe
Hall of Mirrors where the famous-
WWI treaty of Versailles was
signed. We saw Queen: Marie
Antoinette's bedroom where she
gave birth in public, and viewed
the geometric gardens, statues,
paintings, and so much other
ornate stuff, we came away over-


whelmed.
As we left the city of Paris, we
saw some beautiful countryside.
Several times I exclaimed, "If I
didn't know better, I'd think I was
in Tennessee." The countryside
was green, highways in peak con-
dition, bridges safe, towns clean, ,,
and less traffic than I expected; .
and we saw livestock such as
Holsteins, sheep, ducks, horses,
and even two black swansl
In the famous.Loire Valley, we
toured perhaps the most beautiful
cathedral at Chartres. It was 13th
Century and had the world's
finest stained glass collections.
Then, we stopped at the largest
chateau in the region, Chambord.
Leonardo de Vinci, Italian sculp-
tor, probably designed the double-
spiralled staircase! We didn't get'
to see it because it was closed,
but we had walked up enough
staircases to last a while anyway.
We also got to visit a real
fortress-type castle complete with
drawbridge, moat, high walls, ser-
vants walk, and go through the
rooms. Tapestries were hung on
every wall depicting a story or
event. It was for two purposes-to
tell a tale and to create a blanket ,
of air between the tapestry and'.
the wall to help insulate.
Then- we traveled on to
Chateau de Chenoceau and Azay-
le-Rideau. Chenoceau straddles.
the River Cher and is architec-
turally breathtaking and has a
rich romantic history. One thing I
learned is that there is nothing"
new under the sun!
Next, we saw the difference
between a'Gothic structure and a '
Renaissance one in the Azay-le-
Rideau, which is on the banks of
the Indre River.
'One of the things France is
famous for is its wine and fortu-
nately we were able see ,an old
wine-making industry in the Loire
Valley. We didn't .see the part
where the grapes 'are mashed wi th
women running around a wooden
vat-but'we went way back in the'
hillside and saw the wine aging.
Thousands of bottles were in a cli-
mate controlled "dug-out". Right
after that, we saw a duck farm
where the farmers in a cottage
type industry, make "pate".
After the Loire Valley, we
headed for the seaside town of St.
Malo. This is in Brittany, which is
famous for its wild and beautiful
coastline. The most amazing place
we saw there was Mont-St.'
Michel.- a breathtaking islet
monastery--one of the wonders of'
the Western World. It is perched
high, and I do mean high, on a
granite rock.
This 8th Century abbey is
surrounded by water at high tide
and quicksand at 16w tide! Our
guide told* us not to play in the
sand and we didn't.


She then said, "Go on in and
meet me at the top." Well, that
sounded pretty simple. We started
up the streets, which were lined
with bakeries, restaurants, gift
shops, etc. It rained a little, which
is common in France in January,
but we kept on going.
; When we thought we were at
the top, it was only the beginning,
..for then came the steps. I don't
know how many, but every time
we would go up about 50 or so,
there would, be another section.
'.There were no rails to hold on to,
but everybody kept going.
It was worth it to get to the
very top though, because we saw
the remains of an abbey and a
'view of the sea that I'll never for-
get. We were 2,000 feet above sea
level. We saw banquet halls, a
large water wheel the prisoners
turned, rooms where the monks
transcribed, gardens, cells, and
more spiral staircases. Going
down was not hall so bad. It was
still rainy, but not too slick. Most
of us ate at one of the little restau-
rants along the way down.
The town of St. Malo was very
unique. It is one of the very fel
. remaining walled cities in Europe.,
It was protected a long time ago'
by three things-tides. reefs, and
pit bulls! About 500 years ago, the'
pit bulls were not fed. At 10:00
;'each night the curfew bell sound-
, ed and if one wasn't inside the
Wall. the pit bulls had a hey day.
' As legend goes. the son of the
mayor was out courting too late
and didn't get in on time, and the
next morning all that was left-was
his thigh bone. The pit bulls were
then poisoned, but even today the
10:00 curfew bell sounds.
The walled city was beautiful
and we stayed overnight there. I
might mention that everywhere
we went Christmas .decorations
were beautiful. Decorated trees
were in every town square and
live greenery draped most shops:.
One thing I, tried to, buy in
France was Christmas .orna-
ments. They were: however, not to
be found. 'I did find a typical
tourist ornament of Santa climb-
ing the Eiffel Tower at the airport.
Julia Comforter had already
shown me the ones her mother
bought. So I knew France had
ornaments, I just couldn't find
them.
Never did I dream I would
stand on the site of the D-Day
landings; Twhich: -took 'place on:
Juned4,l,44;-,it was. the coldest.
windiest,: .and .wettest place ,we.
saw, but there was something to
revere as we looked on at the
famous beaches. Here the largest
seaborne invasion in military his-
tory todk place. Everything at this
place has been left as it was,'
including the bunkers, barbed
wire, and the beaches.


We got to step down onto
Omaha Beach and take ra little
souvenir of sand. Then, we went
to the cemetery where, 10,000 ,
Americans lay on a green, grassy
lawn under their white marble
crosses. Never have I seen so
many tears of sadness and disbe-
lief. The sign says "silence" as one
enters. No one had to tell us to be
quiet. It was so .humbling.
Our guide says that not far
from there is the cemetery where
the dead Germans lay. Their
crosses are black marble. A film
we saw in the Memorial Museum
shows the tears flowing down the
faces of both the Americans and
Germans. We left there amidst a
hail storm. ,
We next went to Rouen and
visited the place where Joan 'of
Arc was' burned at the stake dur-
ing the Hundred Years War. There
we saw more breathtaking cathe-
drals with Gothic towers. One was
was Tour de Beurre (Butter
Tower). It was financed by contri-
butions from those who .didn't
want to give up their butter dur-
ing lent. At the time, the priests
said if you will pay for the towers,
you can, have your butter Hence,
the Butter Towers. .
Our last day was spent back,
in Paris. We had so much left to
see thatwe just had to do the best
we could to fit it in. We visited the
Louvre which was built to defend
the city during the 13th century.
Now it is a famous museum which
houses some famous art, such as
the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo.
and thousands more ranging from
Egyptian, 'Medieval, Gothic,
Renaissance, and more. It was the
biggest building I have ever seen.
I don't know how many floors.
We sailed on the River Seine
on our last night and had a last
look. The Eiffel Tower looks gold
at night. It was built foy the
World's Fair in Paris in the late
1800s. Parisians didn't like the
way it looked and had petitions
signed to have it demolished., It
was saved and came to be known
as the symbol of Paris..
The tower has three levels
and we could only go to the sec-
ond one because it was so windy.
I was disappointed, but when I got
to that second level, I decided that
it was high enough for me!
If I sound like Andy Rooney
now, please forgive me. I observed
that I didn't see any fat people in
France. It could be attributedto
food costing ,so., much or, the,;
tremendous amount of .walking-
they do. Our guide told us that a
lot of people don't have autos
because they are so expensive.
I had heard that French peo-
ple didn't like Americans, but per-
sonally I never faced rudeness. I
was amazed at the little English,
they knew. I figured everyone in


the shops and restaurants would
have a modest knowledge of
English. Not so. We felt like if'we
talked louder or emphasized,
words, they'd understand!
In every town and village, our
guide told us, there is a church, a
bakery, and a pub. I also found
out that every church is not a
cathedral-only one cathedral per
town. I noticed several that looked
very similar, but only one was a
cathedral.
This trip to France was one of
the most memorable things of my
life. It is so true that traveling
broadens one's horizons. It just
makes me want to go again and
again.
As I said earlier, the trip over
was six hours and 37 minutes.
On the screen on the wide-bodied
jet,; a 'map, of the world was
shown. The one-way mileage from
Paris to Detroit was 3,957 miles
and took eight hours and six min-
utes.
I asked a man on the plane
why it took so much, longer going
home. I knew it, had something to
do with the trade winds, but,I
wanted to hear more. He said,
"You Americans buy so much that
the plane can hardly fly!"
Merci!




Tax Workshops

Presented by

IRS and SBDC
'Gulf Coast Community
College's Small Business
Development Center and the
Internal Revenue Service will co-
sponsor a series of workshops
entitled. "Small Business Tax
Workshops."' ,
The courses will be presented
by representatives of the IRS and
the Florida Department of
Revenue. The classes will be held
oin February 17th, 18th. and
19th, from 6:30 through 8:30
p.m., at Gulf Coast Community
College's Lifelong Learning Center.
in Room 243.
The 17th's class will cover
sales( tax, state unemployment
tax, intangible tax, corporate
Income tax,. and information
sources for all businesses. The
class on the 18thwill cover pay-
roll: taxes, and information
returns. February 19th's class
will cover accounting methods,-
record keeping land -'substantia-"
tion, and record retention.
The courses are FREE OF
CHARGE. Reservations may be
made by contacting the Small
Business Development Center,
2500 Minnesota Avenue, 'Lynn
Haven, or by. calling 850-271-,
1 108.


GULF CUNT COMMSJU IS V IF'1[SION MiINUTESII,'


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
DECEMBER 9, 1997 .
REGULAR MEET'IING .,
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Warren J. Yeager, Jr. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox,' Nathan
Peters, Jr., John Stanley, Jr., and Billy E.
Traylor.
Others present were: 'County
Attorney Timothy McFarland, Clerk Benn\
C. Lister, Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore, Chief Administrator Don
Butler, Administrative Assistant Debbe
Wibberg, Administrator/Emergency
Management Director Larry Wells,
Building Official Richard Combs,
Emergency Managemerint/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, County Engineer Chris
Forehand, Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford, South Gulf County E.M.S.'
Director Shane McGuffiri, Veterans'
Service Offlcer/S.H.I.P. Administrator Bo
Williams, and Sheriff Frank McKeithen.,
I The meeting was called to order at
6:01 p.m., E.S.T.
Administrator Wells opened the meet-
ing with prayer, and Chairman Yeager led
the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.,
CONSENT AGENDA/SUPPLEMEN-
TAL CONSENT AGENDA-ULpon mouton
by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Knox, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the Consent Agenda
and Supplemental Consent Agenda, as fol-
lows:
CONSENT AGENDA:
1) Minutes
-November 25, 1997 Workshop
-November 25, 1997 Regular Meeting
2) Committee Appointments
-Gulf County Emergency Food &
Shelter Board (John Stanley, Jr., Jeri
Todd, David Richardson, Larry Wells &
Marion Simmons)
3) Inventory
-Gulf County Search & Rescue. (Junk *
#135-12 Radio)
-Wewahitchka Ambulance Service
(Transfer #220-17 Ambulance Add
to South Gulf County E.M.S. Inventory)
'4) Invoice
-Agency for Health Care Administration'
Medicaid (Invoice #9710 October,
1997 $5,913.19 to. be paid from
Welfare: Medicaid / #52264-34100)
-Preble-Rish, Inc. Industrial Park
(#60946 $1000.00 / #60953 -
$2,240.00. to be paid from' BCC:
Professional Services Engineering/
#21111-31100)
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGENDA:
1) Grant Agreement
-Sheriffs Departmient (Local Law
Enforcement Block Grants Program/
Sheriff to pay $500:00 matching funds)
2) Inventory
-Annual Physical Inventory 1996-97
(Departments Not Submitted)


3) Invoice
-First 'Choice Reporters (December,
1997 S638 00 to, be paid from'vari-
ous Court Reporter line items)
-Julian, Webb & A'sociates (HV'WS
C.D.B.G. Administration S13.800 00
to be paid from' H-WVS C D.B.G
,Funds)' '
4)} Purchase Request'
-Mosquito Control Department -
Malathion (700 Gallons @ $23.30 per
gallon $16,310.00 to. be purchased
Sfroin Cheminpva sole source provider
to be paid, from Mosquito Control:
State I and Waste Tire Abatement
Grant Funds)
5) Resolution
-Budget Amendment :- 'South Gulf
County Fire Department Loan from
Citizens Federal '($17,500.00
Adjustment Building Addition):
RESOLUTION NO,..9733.
WHEREAS, the Gulf County Board of
County 'Commissioners has received
unanticipated revenue in the St:. Joseph
Fire, Control District Fund for fiscal year
1997.98 and
WHEREAS. said revenues needed to
help pay certain expenditures to be
incurred in fiscal year 1997-98;
;* NOW,, THEREFORE;, BE IT
RESOLVED as follows:
1. The 1997-98 fiscal year budget is
amended, as follows:
ST. JOSEPH FIRE CONTROL DTRIT FUND
REVENUES-
Other' Financing Sources: Proceeds from
Installment Notes (#10689-00000); ORIGI-
NAL BUDGET $.00; AMENDED BUDGET
$17,500.00.
EXPENDITURES-
South Gulf County Volunteer Fire
Department: New Equipment (#32922-
64000); ORIGINAL BUDGET $14,745.00;
AMENDED BUDGET $32,245.00
THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED by the
Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners this 9th day of December,
1997., (End) ,
PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED
ORDINANCE MOBILE HOMES-
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a pub-
lic hearing to consider adoption of an ordi-
nance regulating the placement of mobile
homes in Gulf County, Attorney
McFarland read the proposed ordinance.
Upon discussion by Richard Day, Jay
Vickers, Linda Sides, and Gail Day, the
Board agreed for Attorney McFarland to
re-draft the ordinance in relation to recre-
ational vehicles.
L.I.H.E.A.P. PROGRAM-Jim
Bellesbach, OUTREACH Representative,
appeared before the Board to report that
he will be 'in charge of the LIHEAP Program
for Gulf County. Mr. Bellesbach discussed
the services he will help provide, and his
location during the week. Upon inquiry by
Cynthia Threet about a Gulf County repre-
sentative on the Board of Directors.
Chairman Yeager asked that she send a
letter requesting a representative.


Commissioner Stanley thanked .them for
bnnging a representaUie for this program
to Gull County.
SETTLEMENT '-1995 ROAD BOND
PAVING PROGRAM LITIGATION-Upon
discussion by Attorney McFarland,
Commissioner Stanley moUtoned to make a
final payment in the amount, of
81 15,949.00 to Panhandle Grading and
Paving as settlement for the 1995 Road
Bond Paving Program litigation and to pro-
ceed with the settlement documents;
Commissioner Knox seconded the motion,
and it passed 4 to 1. with Commissioner
Traylor voting no.
BUCKHORN LANDFILL-The Board
agreed for Solid Waste Director Danford to
.contact the Department of Environmental
Protection to request that the gas testing.
requirement at Buckhorn Landfill be dis-
continued, as there was no gas registered .
on the last few tests.
ENGINEERING SERVICES
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING-Chief i
Administrator Butlerpresented a proposal
from Preble-Rish, Inc. for engineering ser-
vices for "hardening" of the administration
building (in the amount of $9,750.00) to be
paid from grant funds Upon motion by -
Commissioner TraN lor. second by
Commissioner Knox, and unanimous vote,
the Board accepted this proposal, contin-
gent on approval of sole source engineerT
ing by the Department of Community
Affairs.
ENGINEERING SERVICES COUN-
TY MAPPING PROJECT-Upon motion
by Commissioner Traylor, second, by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the following
proposals from Preble-Rish, Inc. regarding
the Gulf County mapping project (zoning,
911, roads names, etc.):
Phase II $10,000.00
Phase III Maintenance at an hourly
rate, not to exceed $5,000.00
TELEPHONE COMPANY COUNTY
RIGHT-OF-WAY-Upon motion by
Commissioner Stanley, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to allow GT Comn to
place a cabinet (5' x 10' x 5') on the
County's right-of-way at the Southeast
corner of State Road 71 and the Dalkeith
Road (CR 381).
ADVERTISE FOR PROPOSALS -
ENGINEERING SMALL CITIES CDBG-
Upon motion by Commissioner Knox, sec-
ond.by Commissioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed to advertise
to receive proposals for engineering ser-
vices for the Small Cities C.D.B.G. (for the
Highland View roadway project).
COMMITTEE ADMINISTRATION/
ENGINEERING PROPOSALS SMALL
CITIES CDBG-Upon motion by
Commissioner Knox, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board appointed Chief
Administrator Butler, Building Official
Combs, and Administrator Wells to serve
on a committee to rank the administra-
tor/engineer proposals for the Small Cities
CDBG to be received on December
23,1997 (for the Highland View Roadway


Project).
SOUTH GULF COUNTY E.M.S. -
$12.50 MOVING VIOLATION SUR-
CHARGE FUNDS-Upon motion by,
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to allow South Gulf
County E.M.S. Director McGuffln to pur-
chase 5 radios and 4 pagers (approximate-
ly $4,200.00) from the $12.50 moving vio-
lation surcharge funds.
.INVOICE E.A.R. PROGRAM/
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN-Upon motion
by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Stanley and unanimous.
vote, the Board approved paTrirent of the
final invoice from Rish, Gibson & Jones for
the Evaluation and Appraisal Report (in
the amount of.. $3,517.25). Chief
Administrator Butler stated that the report
has been submitted to the Department of
Community Affairs, and Rish, Gibson ,&
Jones will make any required changes.
ADVERTISE ABANDONMENT -
GULFVIEW STREET BEACON HILL-
Upon motion by Commissioner Knox, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed to advertise
to hold a public hearing to consider aban-
donment of a portion of Gulfview Street
(between Fryer Lane and Lighthouse
Avenue) in Beacon Hill.
PERMITTING WHITE CITY BOAT
RAMP-Upon motion by Commissioner
Knox, second by Commissioner. Traylor,.
and unanimous .vote, the Board approved
payment of invoice #60954 from Preble-
Rish, Inc. (in the amount of $2,137.50 to
be paid from Boating Improvement Funds)
for a dredge and fill permit for the White
City Boat Ramp modification project.
SPECIAL WATERWAYS PROJECTS
GRANT INDIAN PASS BOAT RAMP-
Upon discussion by Chief Administration
Butler, Commissioner Peters motioned to
accept the $17,500.00 Special Waterways
Projects Grant for the Indian Pass Boat
Ramp and allow Preble-Rish, Inc. to do the
design work for this project. Commissioner
Stanley seconded the motion for discus-
sion and, after discussion about a perma-
nent solution for this boat ramp, the
motion passed unanimously.
INVOICE COUNTY ATTORNEY-
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioner Knox, and unan-
imous vote, the Board approved payment
of County Attorney Timothy McFarland's
invoice for services provided for November,
1997, in the amount of $1,320.00.
AGREEMENT EVACUATIONS/
S.G.C.E.M.S. GULF PINES HOSPI-
TAL-Upon discussion by South Gulf
County E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffin
and Attorney McFarland regarding a pro-
posed agreement between Gulf Pines
Hospital and South Gulf County E.M.S. for
hospital evacuations during emergencies,
Commissioner Peters motioned to execute
the agreement. Commissioner Traylor sec-
onded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
BILLING REPORT SOUTH GULF
COUNTY E.M.S. / WEWAHITCHKA
AMBULANCE-South Gulf County E.M.S.-
Director McGuffin reported that he will
submit the billing reports for E.M.S. and
Wewahitchka Ambulance Service at the
next Board meeting.
CONTRACT EMPLOYEES -
WEWAHITCHKA AMBULANCE SER-


VICE-Upon discussion that the County
can contract with the 11 indilduaJs who.
are interested in working. as 'part-time
E.M.T.'s for Wewahitchka Ambulance
Service (there will be no problem with the
workmen's comp carrier), Attorney ',,
McFarland reported that he would need to
draft an Independent Contractor's,
Agreement to be signed by each worker
and the Chairman. Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to contract with the
following individuals to provide E.M.T. ser-
vices in Wewahitchka (48 hours per week),
at the rate of $7.50 per hour.
David Bidwell Tern R Knowles
David Bush Martha Larkin
Betty Cleckley Ann Nunery
Janice Forehand James Roberts'
Verre B. Gaskin HoustoniWhitfield
D. Gene Hanlon
Upon- motion by Commissioner
Stanley, second by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board rescinded
the motion made on November 25, 1997 to
hire these individuals on a part-time basis.
EMPLOYEES MOSQUITO SPRAY-
ERS/CONTRACT-Chief Administrator
Butler discussed the possibility of con-
tracting with t the mosquito sprayers in the
future, as they are normally hired on a
part-time basis. '
-EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT -
DISASTER FUNDS-Emergency Manage-
ment Director Wells reported that
$44,000.00 of the $111,422.00 received
for the damage done to the Stumphole
area by Hurricane Opal is undesignated,
Sand there is a possibility that the County
will receive an additional $120.000.00 this
fiscal year.
INVOICE A. R. P.C./LOCAL MITI-
GATION STRATEGY-Upon discussion
by Emergency Management Director Wells,-
Commissioner Traylor motioned to pay an
invoice from the. Apalachee Regional
Planning Council for work on the Gulf
County Local Mitigation Strategy (1st
quarter). Commissioner Stanley seconded
the motion, and it passed unanimously.
IMPROVEMENTS COUNTY JAIL-
Upon inquiry .by Commissioner Peters,
Sheriff McKeithen reported that they are
working on improvements at the jail and
the upkeep always falls within the guide-
lines of what it should be. The Board fur-
ther .discussed prisoners' upkeep of their
own cells vs. upkeep of the jail as a whole,
and stated that they will do all they can to
help the Sheriff with certain improve-
ments.
COUNTY ENGINEERS-Chris
Forehand appeared before the Board to
introduce himself as the newest member of
Preble-Rish, Inc.'s engineering.staff.
The meeting recessed at 7:18 p.m..
E.S.T.
The meeting reconvened at 7:35 p.m.,
E.S.T.
ROAD NAMES CHIPOLA/WEWA-
HITCHKA-Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Stanley, 911 Coordinator
Nelson reported that he will check to make
sure that all of the "Chipola" road name
problems have been corrected.
UNION EMPLOYEES/CONTRACT-
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Stanley,
Administrator Wells reported that a


Special Master has been selected and the
hearing will be held on January 26.1998 at
9:00 a.m to discuss the bargaining unit
impasse issues
LICENSING ANIMAL CONTROL-
Upon discussion about a licensing require-
ment for animals In the unincorporated
areas of the County. the Board requested
that Commissioner Stanley, research this
and bring a recommendations back to the
Board. ..
ANIMAL CONTROL FACILITY-
Commlssioner Peters'. motioned 'it to con-
struct the new dog pound on the proposed
location, on Knowles Avenue, and
Commissioner Stanley ,seconded the
motion for discussion. Upon discussion
that many of the 'residents on Westcott
Circle and 10th Street are concerned
about noise and odor, 'the Board. requested
that Chairman Yeager and Commissioner
Stanley check areas near the Mosquito
Contkol:Department and the current facil-
ity to find a location away from the "resi-
dential areas. Commissioner Stanley dis-
cussed the St. Joseph's Bay Humane
Society and the proposed "adoption" por-
tion of the facility, and he then withdrew
his second to the motion. The motion
passed 4' to 1 with Commissioner Stanley
voting no.
REPAIR HIGHWAY 98-Commis-
sioner Peters requested a letter be sent to
the Department of Transportation regard-
ing repair needed on Highway 98 in the
beaches'area. Upon inquiry by Chairman
Yeager, Commissioner Knox reported that
Highway 98 is on D.O.T.'s list.to be resur-
faced in 1998.
INDUSTRIAL ROAD SECONDARY
ROAD & BRIDGE FUND-Commissioner
Peters reported that the potholes on the
Industrial Road' (C.R. 381) have been
patched, but the road'needs to be re-paved
when the funds are available.
1997-98 BUDGET LINE ITEMS/
FLORIDA COAST PAPER LITIGATION-
.Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Knox. and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed to allow the
Chairman to "freeze"' spending on certain
line items in the 1997-98 budget (the
Board will make a decision if there is a
conflict on any of the: items) due to the
shortfall of property-tax income caused by
the FloridaCoast Paper Company lawsuit.
ANIMAL CONTROL FACILITY-
Upon discussion by Clerk Lister.
Commissioner Peters motioned not to con-
struct the new dog pound on the proposed
location on Knowles Avenue,
Commissioner Knox seconded the motion,
and it passed 4 to 1,. with Commissioner
Stanley voting no.
UTILITY PERMIT FEES-Upon dis-
cussion by Chief Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Peters motioned to include
on utility permits that the County will'be
held harmless for damage to equipment
placed on their right-of-ways by the com-
panies and to begin charging a $25.00
utility permit fee. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it passed unan-
imously.
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Knox, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn
at 7:55 p.m., E.S.T.
WARREN J. YEAGER, JR.
CHAIRMAN









THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 1998 PAGE 5B


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Wewahitchka

Elementary

News...
By Linda Whitfield


WES Science Fair
The WES annual Science Fair
held January 14 and 15 was a big
success. The judging and ribbon
placement took place on
Wednesday, the 14th .
Congratulations to the follow-.
ing winners:
PHYSICAL' SCIENCE
Ist=-Kyle Simithi 2nid-Shanna
Collier; 3rd-Jessica Wells; HM---
Jake Sylvester: HM--Brandi
Williams; HM-Megan Wimberly. -
LIFE SCIENCE
1st-Laura Husband; -2nd- ',
* Lindsey Miller; 3rd-Holly Merritt;
HM-Trampus Andrews; HM-
Cassie Ward; HM-Brooke
Parrish.
EARTH SCIENCE
lst-Jessica Nowell; 2nd-
Veronica Marsh: 3rd-Fntz
Stoppelbein. .
GRAND PRIZE N
1st-Laura Husband;, 2nd-Kyle
Smith; 3rd-Jessica Nowell. '
Upcoming PTQ Meeting/Dixie
Youth Baseball Organization
We. would like to encourage
everyone, to come to the PTO.
meeting that will be held on.
January 27th at 6:00 p.m. The
meeting will be held in the
Commons Area.
After the PTO meeting,7 there.
will be a parent gathering for' the.
Dixie Youth jBaseball organiza-:
tion. Several teams' have been
consolidated under Dixie Youth
this year. The registration is set
for January 30 and 31.
Dr. Barnes Goes To School
D' r. and Mrs. Michael Barnes
recently visited the third grades at,
WES and spoke with the students
about hygiene, proper nutrition,,
exercise, and other ways the doc-
tor can. help. Dr. Barnes, was.
anothemrof the fine speakers we
4) have' had 'this'year.-Weiappreciate-
his taking time off from his busy,
schedule to come down.
1998 Valentine Pageant
This 'ear the pageant will be
held on February 7 at 7:00 p.m.
in the WES Commons Area. There
will be a registration fee of $10.00
per child. ,
a. It is hard to believe that this
pageant has been going on since
1973. I well remember when it


was: suggestedd by Bonnie
Harrison and the Jaycettes first
sponsored it. It has been a big
money maker for several other
groups' too; and a lot of fun for the
little girls '

Poem to Wewahitchka
Second grade teacher Karen
Minger recently made friends on
the 'Internet with : 'Grandpa
Tucker.. 'He' sent her and her. stu-
defitsthis little poem:, ;
Greetings to Wei'eahitchka
Sammy Snake says. with his little
hiss. "Send the Wewahitchka,
kids a great big kissssssss.
Tell 'em some day,.when I get the-
,chance
I'll perform my famous. Floridal
dance.
The one where I get ,my little blue
shoe,,.
I'll gain my balance by hopping for
'you. .. .
Get a banjo strmwnmin' and I'll start
tappin',.
and before I'm done. you'll be clap-
pin'r,
I might perform at a half time
show, ,
help persuade your Warriors to go.
go, go.,
Change to my red. shoe, a little
later
to become a skinny Wewa Gator.
\With my good-bye. I say, "Be
Cool".
To Mr" Wootenr and all in your
school,
My head is bowed and I'm declar-
in'. ,
My Grandpa's sorry, he bit Ms.;
Karen. '
Hi Justin, Derek, Lisa and Troy,
BarbL Brandi. and Paul, our boy.
Tommy. Kayla, and Heather B.
Michelle. Summer and Heather D.
Caroline Whitney. Audrey and
Janessa.
Brittany, Brenda. and sweet
l'anessa.
Sabrina. Katlin. and Amber too.
and Ms. Karen. here's a hiss for
you ... ,,


,~ tile


Sgt. Mark Cutler of the
Sheriffs 'Department has
announced that the fifth and
sixth grade students will have
their D.A.R.E. graduation ceremqo-
ny Thursday. January 22 from
12:10 to 1:00 p.m. f
Parents are encouraged to
attend ,to watch the students
receive their certificates, t-shirts.
to hear the winning essay read,
and to meet Sgt. Cutler and
Sheriff ,. Frank McKeithen.
Refreshinents are also being pro-
.- vided by the D.ARE. programm,
'In this week's Lion's, Tale,.we
want to talk about homework and
next week we will recognize our
"Homework Heroes". for the first
semester. ,
.Homework is a part of school.
It provides practice in areas of
math, English anli spelling and it
reinforces what- is taught during
the school day in 1any 'area of
study; Sometimnes it allows for


Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
JANUARY 26 30, 1998

MON- Lasagna, Tossed
Salad, Mixed Fruit Cup, Rolls
and Milk.
TUES- Breaded/Batter Dip
Fish, Cole Slaw, Baked .Beans,
Bread, Milk and Dessert.
WEDS- Chicken Sandwivch,
Rice w/Gravy, Green Beans,
Applesauce and Milk.
THURS- -Managers' ,Choice,
Fruit, Vegetable, "'Bread, Milk
and Cookie.
FRI- Corn Dog,, Corn, Juice,
Milk and Fruit Cobbler.',
MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE
TO AVAILABILITY OF CERTAIN ITEMS.


Neus Column

Faith Christian School

individual investigation and
learning in new areas as in spe-
cial projects in science and histo-
rv.
According to What Works, the
Department of Education's survey
of research on good learning and
teaching practices. "Student
achievement rises significantly'
when teachers regularly assign
homework and students consci-
entiously do it."
However, too much' 'home-
work can ,be, detrimental to the
student's motivation for 'learning
and love for school. Most'studies
suggest rid more than' 6ie fhour
for elementary students and
about. two hours for the high
schoolers. '
We, at Faith Christian have
endeavored to cut our homework
assignments as much as; possi-
ble--but still accomplish the work
required for the prescribed cur-
riculum! It is not. always the
,amount assigned that is the prob-
lem--often it is the student's work
and study ,habits that make it
long and tedious. .
We recommend that our par-
enits have 'a regular study time
and place for their children., and
that they, actively take part. This
is especially important in listen-
ing' to :the younger students as
they .read, and to the older stu-
dents who may need help in
studying' for tests.
To help parents, we, haye
assignment books in which the
students write their assignments
for that evening. Our teachers
check this before school is dis-
missed and again the next mom-
ing to see if the parent has signed
the pad. Thi s to be sure that
our parents are informed of their
child's homework.
We also send tests home to be
signed, corrected and returned.


Gulf Scholarship Program Receives PIC Funds


.I F-
Jerry Kelley. Superintendent of Gulf County schools, expresses his appre-
ciation to Carl White, member of the now defunct PIC which made numer-
ous awards to Gulf County organizations. Shown at right is Nancy Buzzett,
chairman of the Gulf County Scholarship program, which received the lion's
* share of the money.


The 'Private Industry Council
(PIC), formerly the administrative'
office of the Job Training Partner-
ship Act Programs,' closed its
doors June 1997.-when the state's
workforce development' regions
and programs were reorganized.
The service,-area is, now made up
of two regions'and administrative
offices. The 32 board members
have insured, however, that ,the
intent of. the program and the
name of the agency, will be re-
membered for years to come. Pri-
vate industry Council members
will brighten the new year for
area agencies this week as they
deliver: checks, in eight counties
that total $226,680.67 that is to
be useq for educational and train-
ing programs. The funds are from
the sale of the PIC's property and
general assets.
The members in each county
jointly made the decision of how
the funds would be distributed in
their respective counties. Chipola
Junior College's Foundation is a
big winner with, $106.634.00 be-
ing earmarked for scholarships in
the name of the Private Industry
Council. 'Calhoun, Jackson, and
Liberty Counties each endowed
their county's shares as did
Holimes County for 40% of its
share. Washington Holmes Tech-
nical Center is the recipient of
$50, 180.00 for its foundation.
Gulf Coast Community College


'97-'98


Shark Talkn
By: Leigh Lawrence


Port St. Joe Middle School
eighth graders are preparing for
vet another state assessment test.
This one Is called the FGAT. which
stands for Florida Comprehensive.
Assessment Test. and measures
achievement levels for math and
reading.
All eighth grade students will
be bringing home a four page
Department of Education publica-
tion entitled "Success!" This docu-
ment explains the FCAT and how
it relates to Florida's overall plan
to increase student achievement
by implementing higher stan-
dards for all our students.
Our students have really been
preparing for this test throughout
their school careers. Their math
and language arts teachers are
doing some test familiarity exer-
cises and attempting to identify
areas of weakness to review prior
to the test.
SWe hope that you will read the
DOE publication and encourage
your student -to do their very best
on this important test. Testing
will be January 26 to 29 during
the first 80 minutes of each day.
We encourage all eighth grade
students to get ample rest and to


Well, it's been a good week at
Port St. Joe High School. There's
a loi of information for the
seniors who are planning to go to'
college.
Applications for the
1998 Education Ex-
change $100.000 col-
lege grant program are
now available in the
guidance office.
. so,,, seniors ,nter,-
ested in apply.ring for
the Wal-Mart Scholar-
ship. the application
deadline is January 31.
There are many
scholarship opportuni-
ties available to you..,
Check with Mrs. Witten ,
in the guidance office,for further
details. Be aware that some of
the deadlines are quickly'


get up a few minutes earler to"
allow time to eat breakfast and be
at school on time.
On Thursday, January 22 at
5;00 p.m. there will be a meeting
of all parents who have an, inter-,
est in softball or baseball for mid-.
die grades students. The meeting
will be held in'the Media Center of'
Port St. Joe Middle and High
Schools.;
The Career Speakers Series
continues to be a favorite of our
students and teachers alike. This
week we have heard about careers
in industry. Eric Prather. an elec-
trical engineer, and Laura Hall. a


PORT ST. JOE'ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


"Students Of The Week"
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week". They are
Deshauana Williams, ;Heather
Latta; 'Leslie Pope, Matthew
Dodson, LeeAnn Hutchinson,
Jake Howse, Andrew, Spires and
Lanequeia Whitaker.
Volunteer Spotlight-
Our volunteer :spotlight for
the week Is on Tanya Ellis. Tanya
volunteers for"Mrs. Gentry and
Mrs. Nobles and enjoys seeing the
students expand their talents and
abilities. Her hobbies include art,
music, reading and writing.
Tanya attended A. D. LHairis High
School and Gulf 'Coast
,Community College. A special
thanks to Tanya for sharing her
artistic talents with our students.
General Mills Box Tops
Our school is collecting
!General Mills box tops. Please
help us by purchasing General
Mills ceieals and sending the box
t6ps to schOol. Fnday, February
20th is the deadline to. turn -in box
tops. .
FCAT Testing
The FCAT will be given to all
fourth, and fifth grade students on


January 27 and 28. The FCAT is
'Florida's new studerit assessment
test. The FCAT will measure your
child's reading -skills in grade
four. Fifth graders will take the
math portion of the FCAT.
Immunizations Required.
Florida law now requires that
al students who will be entering
.kindergarten or seventh grade for
the 1998-99 school year 'receive
-the :following. immunizations:
.Hepatitis B. (three shots that
'require six months to complete);
,MMR (measles, mumps, rubella),
and; TB '(tetanus booster).
All of these shots are now
available at the Gulf County
,Health Department at no
-charge- FREE!
SIf shots are received through
a private physician;, then it is the
parent's responsibility to provide
proof of immunization to the
'school, or to .the Gulf County
-Health Department.
The Hepatitis B 'series.must
start no later than, January 1998
:in order for' the student to be
'allowed to start school in August.
For further information you may
;contact the Gulf County Health


approaching. '
We're proud to announce
that two of our seniors were cho-
sen to submit poems in a
Creative Communica-
tions anthology. This is
a tremendous honor,
and we are so proud of
Quint Klingbeil and
-. Julia Six. -
,.Also, Quint_ and
Julia both got accepted
to the University of
Miami this past week.
Great job you guys!
Well. that's about it.
Good luck to all the ath-'
letes participating in this
week's events. Once again, con-
gratulations Quint and Julia.
We're so 'proud!


chemist,"both at Florida Coast
Paper Company, spoke to our sev-
enth and eighth graders, respec-.
tively. .
.The students are not only
attentive, but ask very good ques-
tions of the different speakers
we've had throughout the' year.
Interested parents are welcome to
come any Tuesday or Thursday at
10:03 to hear our career speak-
ers -,.: ,
Look for the middle school,
'honor roll in this edition of The
Star. Congratulations to all for a
job well done!


Department at 227-1276 or Gail
Blackmon RN (school; nurse) at
227-3455 or 227-7256.
The Core Ensemble.
The Core Ensemble will be at
Port St. Joe Elementary School for
two performances on.Wednesday,
January 2, at 9:00 and 10:45
a.m.
The Core' Ensemble, the
nationally acclaimed trio of cello,
piano and percussion; performs
music by African American com-
posers ranging from jazz greats
Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton,
Billy Strayhorn, Thelonious Monk
and Charles Mingus to concert
music composers William Grant
Still and George Walker.
Parents and the general, pub-
lic are cordially invited to attend
this event.
Bulldog Talent Show
Tryouts for the pre-K through
third grade talent show will be
held oi Wednesday, February 4. If
you are singing or dancing to
vocal music, you must provide a
copy of the words when you turn
in your permission slip.
The date for our Talent Show
has been set for Thursday,
February 19 at 7:00 p.m. in.the
Port St. Joe Elementary School
auditorium .
Progress Report Sent Home
Progress reports for this grad-
ing period will be sent home on
Friday, February 6. If you would
like to schedule a parent/teacher
conference, please call 227-1221.


receives $15,681.50 for its foun-
dation, and Haney Technical Cen-
ter receives $15,681.50 for its
foundation.
The Franklin County Public
Library is receiving $19,334.00.
The Gulf County Guidance Clinic,
Inc. is being awarded $12,029.00
for nurses scholarships for
Franklin County residents. In ad-
dition, the guidance clinic is re-
ceiving $15,000.00 for training
activities to take place in Gulf
County.
Other recipients of awards in
Gulf County include the Davida
Byrd Scholarship Foundation, re-
ceiving $2,615.00; the Gulf
County Scholarship Fund, receiv-
ing $9,130.00; the Washington
Improvement Group, receiving
$2,615.00; and the Gulf County
Association for Retarded Citizens,
which will receive $2,615.00.
Also. the Chipola Regional Work-
force Development Board is re-
ceiving $,15,777.67 for One-Stop
Career Opportunity Centers.
Private Industry Council
members from Gulf County are
Carl White. John Reeves, Al
Scheffer and Terry Linton.



From the Principal of

Wewahitchka

High School
by Larry A. Mathes.








SENIORS
I was asked to remind seniors
(and senior parents) that senior
dues (S10.00) are now past due,
and also that there is a late
charge of 85.00 on cap and gown
orders, if not paid for by January
23. Payments must be r-mde to
Jennifer Barnes. treasurer of the'
senior class.
These fees must be paid every
year. and each year there are
some who drag it out to the bitter
end, running the risk of not par-
ticipating in graduation cere-
monies. Please take care, of these
matters ASAP if you are a senior
or a senior parent!
From the data we've been able
to gather thus far, there appears
to be a sizeable number of fading
% grades earned during the first 18
weeks of this year.
The new grade ranges set by
the state are partially responsible,
as many that formerly "passed".
with a 65-69 average now find a
failing grade, if they can't pull up
to at least a 70 or better. Parents,
please talk with. your students
and remind them (as we do) that
they must pay more attention to'
grades than ever before.
.Many of the low grades are
due to students not turning in
dally assignments; homework,
projects, etc. If your student never
seems to bring bpoks home or
have assignments to complete,
you might want to check with
teachers to ,make sure daily
grades are being earned.
Well, short week, short col-
.umn! Have a good week.
Encourage your student to do his
or her best on the FCAT test next
week!


f f-



from Highland View
Elementary School
JANUARY 27-28; FCAT ...
Florida Comprehensive Assess-
ment Tests will be taken by the
students in grade four (reading)
and grade five (math).
SHOEBOXES NEEDED .
Kindergarteners and first and sec-
ond graders need a shoebox (or
comparable) to bring to school for
making a Valentine box.
FEBRUARY 10; FLORIDA
WRITES TESTS will be
given to fourth graders at
Highland View Elementary
School.
PSJ GIRLS SOFTBALL .
If your daughter turns five before
September 5,1998. she can par-
ticipate in the league. Registration
will be held at the Athletic House
on January 24th and 31st from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more infor-
.mation, call Beverly Crocker at
647-3354 or Paula Boone at 647-
5031.


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Honor Students...


Port St. Joe High School Honor Roll


Congratulations to the follow-
ing students who made the honor
roll at Port St. Joe High School
during the last nine weeks term:
Those students earning "All
A's" include:
9th grade-Ben Ashcraft, Bo-
nie Belin, Nicholas Comforter,
Jennifer Craig, Amber Davis, Tre-
maine Lewis, Angela McDowell,
Susan Medina, Andy Shoaf, Jes-
sica Tarpley, Karissa Thomas,
Joshua Todd, Jarrod Wester and
Leslie White.
10th grade-Erica Ailes, Am-
ber Bolyard, Alicia Christie, Bran-
don Davis, Brett Jeffcoat, Lacey
Johnson, Brett Parker, Rocky
Salzer, Clay Smallwood, Lea Todd
and Rachel Watson.


Port St. Jo
Port St. Joe Middle School
principal Carolyn Rish has
announced the names of students
placed on the second nine week
grading period honor roll.. .
Those earning "ALL A's and
B's" include:
Seventh grade-Alisha
Barber, Tessa Collins, Chrystal'
Dawson, Susan Ellmer, Sherry


11th grade-Anna Allroth,
Aaron Bearden, Rebekah Cope,
Jim Faison, Tracey Fitzgerald;
Meredith Godfrey, Rachel
McCroan, Wendy Sander, Tracey
Watkins and Lindsey Williams.
12th grade-Jason Brant,
William Bryant, Casey Clark, Jen-
nifer Gaddis, Christy Gay, Lisa
Gentry, Amanda Haney, Sabrina
Hanson, Quint Klingbeil, Ben
McCroan, Jarred Patterson,
Mandy Phillips, Jeff Schweikert,
Julia Six, Wayne Summers, Emily
Thompson, Jodie Wear, Casey
White and Casie Williams.


Those students earning "All
A's & B's"include:
9th grade-Veronica Adkins,
Stephanie Blackmon., James


e Middle Sc
Foster, Spencer Foust, Kristen
Garcia, Margaret Gibson,
Christopher Hendricks, Jolie
Hogan, Kayla Jefferson, Carla,
Johnson, Robert Lyles, Sean
Mayo, Adam Nixon, Charles
Parker, Randall Powell,' Victoria
Reed, Jessica Sherrill, Anna
Tankersley, Bryan Thomas,
Cheyne Todd, Tyler Weimorts,


Cap's, Matthew Caswell, Amber'
Daniels, Greg Garland. Alex Her-
.nandez. Timothy Hightower. Julie
Levins, Angela Martinez. Tasmin
Nickson, Abigail Nobles. Jessica
Pate, Jenny Patterson, B.J. Pre-
snell, Jessica Seymour, Hampton
Terry, Eric Webb and Erica
White.
10th grade-Connie Combs,
John Gainous, Justin Goff, Meg-
an Johnson, Candice Kennedy,
Tyler Lane, Julie Lanford, David
Lee, Sharon Mamoran, Amanda
Marquardt, Kim Parker, Rachel
Perrin, Randall Phillips, Alicia
Sanders, Nicole Smith, Ashley
Stephens, Ryan Stephens and
Jessica Stump.
11th grade-Sam Ambrose,
Rhett Butler, Anna Duren, April


ahool


Godwin, Rachel Harris,
Hill, Katie Kilbourn, Hag
mann. James Mahaffey
'Martinez, Meredith McN'
.drew O'Barr. 'Helen, I
.'Shaun Phelps, Latrika Qtu
'brina Stomp. Janah Slr
James Terry, Kr'stal Tha
Kiki Williams.
12th grade-Kyle
L Brianne Alford, -.Reese
,Amanda Bateman, Heatf
varese, Ryan Caswell,
Dixon, Monique Fennell,
Fletcher, George Foxwo;
.Goff, Kevin Green, J.J. H
James Heinemann,, Lisa
I.James Kennedy, Kim Lan
t-Leigh Lawrence, Dorothy
S Krista Nobles, Brandis P
son Pittman, Natasha
'Shameka Raines, Chris
shaw, Tina Ross, Amanda
'and Mack Young.


Honor Roll


Shanna Wester, Ashley White and
Robert White.
Eighth grade--Robert Dykes,
Leslie Earley. John-Patrick Floyd',
Rachel Geoghagan, Chad
Haddock, Melanie Jones, Kenneth
Peak, Aaron Richards, Adam
Richards, Joanna Watkins, Heidi
Wells and Laura Wendt.
Those earning "ALL A's"


Wewahitchka High School Honor I


Larry Mathes, principal of
Wewahltchka Jr.-Sr. High School
is pleased to announce, the names&
of those students who are on the
honor roll for the second nine
weeks 'Oeriod of the 1997-98
school 'year. '.
Those: who earned "All A's"
are denoted in the listings by an,
'asterisk (*) which follows their
names.
Seventh grade-Monique Ad-
kins, Sheena Barnes. Caleb
Cutchin, Clark Cutchin*, Sarah
Grimes', Courtne Hoover, Judith
Husband*, Kelli Jackson*, Sean


Kerrigan, Jesse Knee, Matthew
Kramer, Laura Spivey, Jonathan
Thomas and Jana Traylor.
Eighth grade-Gregory Bar-
nett, Jamie Cain, Lindsey Carter,
Nicholas Chan, Nicole Hall, Tonya
Hall, Cerrelle Hanes, Ryan
Martin, Kimberly McMillion,
Blake Rish, Christina Sti-pud,
Jennifer Williams and Jeffery
Yoder.
Ninth grade-Renee Ardire,
James Bailey, Jeremy Cain.
Joseph Chambliss, Crystal
Daniels, Victor Easter, Rosanna


Enisley, Kimberly Gaskin,
Nicholas Hall, Adrian Jackson,
Teresa Jackson*, Tera Kent,
Patrick Kerrigan*, Stephanie
Kramer*, MyTon May, Stefanie
McDaniel and Edward White.
Tenth grade-Brandy Ake,
Melissa Babb, Sarah Bailey, Betty
Baudisova, Crystal Collins.
Andrew Davis, Krystal Hendricks,
Renece Jackson, Russell Knee,
Justin Miller, Timothy Pittman,
Stephen Price, Jarrett Pridgeon.
Jonathan Skipper, Joni
Whittington and Misty Wiggins.
Eleventh grade-Stephanie
Ake, Amanda Atchison, Elizabeth


include:
Seventh grade-Lesli
James Daniels, Colleer
Patrick Fitzgerald,
Geoghagan, Traci Richard
Aaron Watson.
Eighth grade-E
Curry, Kimberley Ho%%
Brittany Reeves .


?oll
Dietz, Kelly Forehand, Kr
Karen Hall, Joel Hugh
Huynh*, Nicole Lance,
Pittman, Marketa Sionko
St. Clair, James Taunrton
Traylor. Jennifer W
Jessica Williams' and
Williamson.
Twelfth grade--
Barnes, Josh Baxley*,
Davis, Rita Dietz,
Husband, Jeremy I
Kathrln Jenkans, Gesa Je
Linton. Mandy Little, Ik
Thaddeus Morris. Jennife
Amy Owens. Aimee Pridg
Joseph Whitfield.


Jessica
en Lotz-
, Lucas
eill, An-
Paschall,
linn. Sa-
nicklarid.
irpe and


Port St. Joe Elementary


Following is a list of students
at Port St. Joe Elementary School
who made the honor roll during
the second nine weeks grading
period.
Those students earning "All
A's"include:
3rd grade---Sarah Allen, Ame-
lia Brockman, Jimmy Curry,
Amanda Davis, Angeliqa Dries-
bach. Justiri Hicks, Ashley Hop-
per, Leland Ray andc Crystal
"W ood. ''' : .


4th grade-Jena Chesser,
Adkison, Elizabeth Gibson, Daniel Hacker,
Antley, Katie Hoffman, Elizabeth Kil-
her Cal- bourn, Kayleigh Lewis, Cori Ow-
Jeremy ens, Emily Raffield, Jordan Todd,
Candice Haley Watford,' Kieonda Miller,
rth, Lee Jessie Weimorts. Lauren, Wells
attaway, and Andrew White ..
Hopper, 5th grade-Sheena Bell, Nik-
nberson, kitta Bobzien, Kimberly Burkert,
Mullis, Lacey Franklin, Andrea Gaylor,
'aul, Ty- Chad Lucas, Anna Salzer and
Powell, Megan Todd.
Rober- n 6th grade-Simon Collins,
a Turnerie Tommy Cunrry, Ashby Davis, Mi-
cah Dodson', Molly Garrett, Ash-
ley Haddock, Caycee Kennedy,
Moses Medina, Nicholas Rey-
nolds, Randi Sasser, B.J. Strick-
:, land, Stephen Tarantino and
Preston Wigsten.
Barnes. Those students earning "All
n Falbe, A's & B's"include:
Katie .3rd grade-Dusty Alford,
dson and Mica Ashcraft,' Whitney Barnes,
Jeremy Baxley, Jennifer Bland,
Slizabeth Michael Byrd, Julie Butler, An-
lizabeth drew Canington, Courtney
vse and Cooley, Adam Cooper, .Kali Co-
stin, Samantha Denton, Matthew
Dodson,. Josey 'Freeman, Albanie
S Gant, Justin Henderson, Logan
Jamerson, Zachary Lee, Ethan
Littleton, Brittany Miller, Kevin
risti Gay, Quaranta, Scott' "Quintana.
ies, Jim Heather Sadler, Tori Sanderson,
Rebecca Paige Stafford, Zeke Stevens.
Rva, Amye Zack, Tarantino, Lance Watson
,Chmp and Julia Wigsten.
illiams*, 4th grade-Lanetta Bell, Ro-
Bridget nald Bellew. Hope Berns. Can-
dace Branch, Gekella Clemmons.
Terrance Dawson. Eddie Fisher.
Jennifer Brittany Fletcher, 'Nicole Ford,
Jessica Andrew Furr, Matt Gable,,, Steven
Jackie' Gay, Charles Glenn, Aveary Hall,
Hysmith, Chad Hendricks, Leann Hinson,
ones., Lee Danielle Krasniqi, Brittany Kropp,
e Mincy, Misty Kaufman, Alison Kennedy.
er Odom. Ashton Larr-y, Chaney McArdle,
geon and Victona McCall. Anna McFarland,
Brylecia McGowan, Jessica Mock,


Latreva North, Ashlyn Parker,
Shannon Riley, Becky Schell,
Zane Sweazy, Misty Tomlinson,
Daniel Welch and Quinden Wil-
liams.
5th grade-Teresa Bailey,
Shanna Barnes, Mary Boddye,
Jed Bolyard, Travis Burge, Caro-
line Capps, Lacy Carter, Beth
Cordova, Ryan Craig, Danielle
Densmore, 'Anna Godwin, Erin
Hill, Jake Howse, Lacey Lowery,
Danny MacDermid., Kenny
McFarland. Michelle Mathews,
Danielle Myrick, Whitney Nixon,
Whitney Park, Charissa Powell,
Sandra Roney, Samantha Sadler,
Lacey Spears and Rachel Sweazy.
6th grade-Brittany Alford,
Samuel Amerson, Becky Belin,
Stephen Besore, Jessica Bland,
Shawna Bond, Jeffrey Derosier,
Sheila Floyd, Chris Fuze, Kale
:.liGullot, Lindsey Hill, Austin Hor-
'ton, Brian Jones, Heather Lynch,
Keith Manley, Ashlea Morin. Me-
lissa Nixon, Hayley Quintana,
Cody Strickland, Kevin Stuckey,
Alison Walther and Melody Zim-
merman.

Highland


View Elementary
The administration of
Highland View Elementary School
is pleased to announce that the
following students are on the
honor roll for the second nine
weeks grading period.
"ALL A's & B's"
Third grade-Daniel Bennett,
.Randi Chancey, Nicole Devine,.
Billy Flowers and April Martin.
Fourth grade-Troy Davis,
Marvin Darna and Alisha
Chavous.
Fifth grade-Anna Craft,
Jeremy Hart, Kendall Hicks, Nick
Hunter, Sissy Smith and Harley
,Roberts.
Sixth grade-Meggie Boone,
Jennifer Hersey, David Hopper,
Shawn Reynolds and Joshua
Starnes.
"ALL A's"
Fourth grade-Megan Sowa
and Tom Boone.
Fifth Grade-Mylissa 'Brake
and Aaron Little.
Sixth grade-Brittany Croc-
ker and Ali McKeithen.


INili5-CIlRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK,
OF PORT ST. JOE.
Plaintiff. :' l
vs. CASE NO. 97-287-CA


MICHAEL ROGERS and wife.
TINA H. ROGERS, and
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 13. 1998 and entered in Civil Case No.
97-287-CA of the Ciicuilt Court In and for Gulf
County. ,herein CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS
BANK OF PORT ST JOE is Plaintiff and MICHAEL
ROGERS and wife. TINA H ROGERS anrd GULF
COULiNT FLORIDA. are the Defendants. I will sell
to the highest bidder for cash at the front door of
the Culf County Counhouse in Port St Joe.
Florida, a 11 00 am, EST, on the 3rd day ol
Febru aI. 1998. the following described property
as set iforth In said Final Judgment. !o.wit
Siart at the Northwest Comer of the
Northeast One Quarter ITE 1/,41 of Section
13 TSS R IW. and run West 660 leet Lo a
poinr Thence South to what is known as
Niles Road or Madison Street, continued,
of Oak Grove Subdivision the center line of
same as now runs. Thence South 30 feet to
the POI OF BEGINNING. Thence West
90 feet; thence South 131 feet; thence East
90 feet; thence North 131 feet to the Point
Qf Beginning. Subject to all subdivision
restrictions of record. 'I' .
DATED this 14 day of January, 1998.
BENNY C. LISTER, Clerk of Court
By: /s/ Tonya Knox
Deputy Clerk
2tc. January 22 and 29. 1998.
'NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT
Amos Pittman
vs. -
Florida Dept. of Transportation
Nouce Is hereby given lh-at the above referenced
p rties have entered into a settlement of claimant's
ton dalair(il agamsl the In.ured for the total
amount of S14-00 0 to be paid by SLate of
Florida Lo the claumarnt
Case Number 90-20 Marhn Mlers
lie. January 22. 1998
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 98-04 ;
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of


9:00 a.m. until


MARGARET J. PYLE,'
deceased. /
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Este o01
MARGARET .J PYLE. deceAsed. File Numbe,'98-
04. is pending In the Circult.Coun 'or Gull County.
Flonda Probate Division. the addre. ofi' which 11
Gullf Count% Cournhouse 1000 5th Sueet. Pon St
Joe. Flonda. 32456 The name and address of the
Personal Reprementalre and his attorney are set
forth below.
All nierested persons are required to tile
WITHIN THREE (31 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. (1I All
claims against the estate and 121 any objection b5
an Interested person on whom nonce was served
that challenges the validity of the Will. the qualill-
cations o" the Personal RepresentatAe. venue or
junsdictlon of the Courn
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER;BARRED.
I DATE of the first publicationof this Notice of
Administration 1-22-98.
/s/ THOMAS, S. GIBSON
RISH & GIBSON, P.A.
206 E. 4th Street .
Port St., Joe, FL 32456
P.O. Box:39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(904) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATiVE
SFL BAR NO.0350583
/s/ THOMAS S. GIBSON
P. Box 39 .' '
Pan St Joe. FL 32456
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
2tc. January 22 and 29, 1998.

ATTENTION RENTERS



Due to the small number of appli-
cants presently on our waiting list
for federal rental assistance in
Gulf County, the Northwest.
Florida Regional Housing
Authority is resuming the accep-
tance of applications-'for per-
sons/families qualifying for
assistance under the Section 8
Rental Assistance Program effec-
tive February 2, 1998. Funded by
the U. S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development (HUD),
pursuant to 24CFR 882.209(8).
S2tk, Jdnuory 15, 1998.


3:00 p.m.,


Time, in the County


Eastern


Commissioners'


meeting room at the Gulf County

Courthouse in Port St. Joe. All mem-

bers are encouraged to attend.

Joe Danford, Chairman
1tc, January 22, 1998.


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DESCRIPTION










The Star Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Jan. 22. 1998 Page Seven


AUCTION! EVERY FRI. NITE, 7 pm,
EST at Port Theatre Antique Mall, Pt St. Joe.
Shop 'til midnight! Wade Clark
Auctions, 850-2299282. 10% Buye's
Premium, AB 1239, AU 1737. i 1/8





1983 CJ7 Jeep, 6 cylinder, rag top, plus
2 extra tops, light bar, trailer hitch,'
excel. mechanical condition, $3,800.
Call 229-6773 after 4 p.m. 3tc 1/22
1995 Isuzu pickup, 5 sped, air, am/fmn
cassette, bedliner, cap, 33,000 miles.
229-9215. 4tc 1/15
Must sacrifice: 30 passenger bus, '91
Lumina van. Call 648-4550. tfc 1/15
'94 Camaro, $3,000 down, take over
payments of $276 for 2 years. 647-3730
after 7 p.m.,Serious callers only.
3tc 1/8
1997 Toyota x"ercel, tinted windows,
am/fm cassette, sport fin, must sell,
227-2551 or 227-1156. tfc 1/1





1 Wellscraft boat w/140 hp motor, trail-
er, cushions, anchor, extra tank, like
new G.E. dishwasher. See it operate. We
won a brand new one, must sell this 3
year old, $200. 227-3860. Itp 1/22





Single wide trailer for rent, 2 bdrm., 1
ba. Call 648-5155. Itc 1/22
Two bedroom, 1 ba. trailer on Pineda St.
Must see to appreciate. No pets. Call
, 647-5361. tfc 1/22
Two bedroom apartment for rent. No
pets. Call 229-8869. ltp 1/22


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.
tfc 1/1
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Affordable
housing for the elderly and the hand-
icapped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., stove & refrig., fur-
nished, fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts. on
site
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
tfc 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 Bias, Simmons
Bayou and the Port St. Joe area. 5x10,
20x10 and 10x20. Located next to Todd
Land Development in Simmons "'Bayou.
Call 229-8397 or 227-2191 (weekends).
tfc 1/1

UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom 'apartment,^ stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.. .
*New extra 1g, 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2 ba.,
inside laundry, rm, ch&a, dishwasher
& stove, fully carpeted. No pets..
FURNISHED
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat & air,
washer/dryer hook-up.
*One bedroom apartment, washer
/dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
,tf 1/1
One, and two bedroom apartments. 2
blocks from beach. Beacon Hill, reason-
able. Call 912-246-1250. tfc 1/1


ui-j~SALE


.-Dead Iakes, RV and mobilq1home lots
S.. ,..10tc 1/15 T-PE;RWARE- Ope ouse at 110
Hunter Circle, Port St. Joe, Sales
In Wewa. 3 bdrm., 2 bath, 14x70', $350 Service and Employment Opportunities
month + security deposit. 639-5721. Saturday, February 7, 1998 at 3:LOO
4tc 1/15 p.m RSVP 229-9396 Tina (Iv msg)
". .. 3tc 1/22


Apartment for rent, 2 bedroom, i oatn
w/d hookup. Large and spacious. Call
:. Chris or Karen, 229-6806. 3te 1/15
3 bedroom, 1 bath house;, with fire-
Splace, cen. h&a, satellite dish, on 1/2
/acre, $350 month, Howard Creek. 229-
2665, tfc 1/15.
Pine Ridge Apts., Port St. Joe, 227-,
7451, Spacious 2 bdrm., apartments
available. Handicap apts. available also.
Rent starts at $265 per month, water,
sewer, garbage, wall to wall carpet, mini
'blinds included. 1, 2 or 3 bedroom.
,Equal Housing Opportunity.Handicap
,'Wheelchair access. Voice TrY access,
S352-472-3952. 4tc 1/8
Mobile home for rent, St. Joe Beach, 2-
bedroom, 1 bath, $375 per month. No
pets, references required. 227-1795.
4tp 1/1

MEXICO BEACH, HWY. 98, 2 bdrm., 1
'1/2ba., townhouse, all appliances, 1
'year lease, $500 month, $500 security,,
850-233-3629. 3tc 1/15
,oTwobedroom furnished trailer in
'Highland View. $225 month, $150
deposit. 227-1260. tfc 1/1
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

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


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


Storage

Units

229-6200oo

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


Yard Sale: Saturday, 8 until Sand &
Sun Travel Park, Mexico Beach, Lot 2
' on 386 cutoff, across from Mormon
Church. Children's clothes,' furniture,
lots of misc. Itc 1/22
Yard. Sale: Saturday 8 a.m. until ? Lots
of infant to toddler clothes, also miscel-
laneous. 2411 Oak Grove Ave.
Yard Sale: Saturday, Jan. 24th, 105
Periwinkle Dr., Gulfaire, 8 a.m. 12
noon. Toys, children's books. -Itp
Yard Sale:. Washer, dryer, refrigerator,
stove, antiques, something for everyone.
Floore's farm at Overstreet. Saturday.
tfc 1/8


:. tf l 8'.


School Psychologist., Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Inc. has an immediate
opening for a! schologist.
Duties: School evaluations, consulta-
tion, counseling and on-call rotation.
Min. Req.: Masters degree in psychology
with school psyc. 'Certification, licen-
sure or eligibility. Apply to: Edwin R.
Ailes, G.C.G.C., Inc., 311 Williams Ave.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. E.O.E.I tc 1/22
Social Service, part time 20 hour week.
Experience in geriatrics. Send) resume
to Bay St. Joseph Care Center, 220 9th
St., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, 850-229-
8244 or fax 850-229-1042. 4tc 1/22
Market researchers needed 'to
evaluate businesses in Port St.
Joe and Apalachicola and/or sur-
rounding areas. Call 1-800-782-
4299. It 1/22

Retired but not tired? We have the rem-,
edy. We are reopening Smith's
Pharmacy Ice Cream & Soda Fountain.
We need folks like you to help cus-
tomers. Flexible part time hours.
Contact Bill Laine at Julie's Restaurant,
222 Reid Ave. ltp 1/22
Need reliable cleaning person on
Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call
647-3742. tfc 1/15
Salesperson GHC, manufacturer of
coin operated air machines and vacuum
cleaners, successfully servicing the con-
venience store and petroleum industry
for over a decade is looking for salesper-
son to work in our office located in Port
St. Joe. For information call 227-2057,
ext. 23. 2tc 1/15
Accepting applications for a part time
position at Mexico Beach Animal Clinic.
Must be able to work weekends and late
evenings. For information call 648-8811
or 1-888-701-2121. 3tc 1/15
Cooks needed, train under chef. Apply
in person at Toucan's Restaurant. No
calls please. tfc 1/8


Experienced nail tech needed. For
very busy salon on St. George Island.
850-927-3500. tfc 1/1
2 Homemaker Positions Open. The
Gulf Co. Senior Citizens has 2 home-
maker positions in the Wewahitchka
area available. These will be 20-hour
week positions. The applicants must
have dependable transportation, have a
high school diploma and be at least 18
years of age. Applications can be picked
up at the Wewahitchka Senior Center
between 8:00 12:00 and at the Port St.
Joe Center between 8:00 5:00. For
more information please contact the
Port St. Joe office at 229-8466. The Gulf
County Senior Citizens is an equal,
opportunity employer. 2tc I1/15


FOUND: Black male puppy, looks part
lab/part chow 4mix. Call to identify,
before 5:00, 229-6310, after 5:00, 229-
9584. ltc 1/22





TUPPERWARE Open house at 110'
Hunter Circle, Port St. Joe, Sales
Service and Employment Opportunities
Saturday, February 7, 1998 at 3:LOO
p.m RSVP 229-9396 Tina (lv msg)
3tc 1/22
REFRIGERATOR, one year old, almond
color. Day 227-3611, night 227-3252.
Two bedroom mobile home 12x65'; ren-
ovation not complete, $6,000 as is.
OBO. 648-5229. tfc 1/22


FURNITURE FORECLOSURE: Lot 40,
Boardwalk Ave., Cape San Blas. 229-
9001, call Fri., Sat., Sun. Everything
must go. Complete household furnish-
ings. No reasonable offer refused.


Scout electric mobility scooter, used
indoors, excellent condition. Call 670-
8865 or 647-5239. 2tc 1/22
Fireproof Meilink safe; 22"hxl8"w x
20"d, $700. 639-2268. 2tc 1/22
20 hp Mercury outboard motor, excel-
lent condition, $775. Call 850-647-
5351. tfc 1/22
Leisure hot tub, 4 seats & lounger,
lights, filter system, cover, $1,000. 648-
'5395. ,. 2tc 1/22


Mobile home, 2 bdrm., 1 ba., stove,
refrig., air cond. $2,000. 648-8334."'
2tc, 1/22

One Peavey XR 600C mixer/amplifier.
Two Peavey 115 HC II speakers, two 25
ft. speaker cables. 11993 model like
new, $1,290, asking $750. Call 227-
3777. ltc 1/22
REDUCE: Lose weight while you sleep,
take OPAL tablets and E-Vap Diuretic.
Available Pitts Pharmacy in
Wewahitchka. 5tp 1/22
Portable beauty shop. Computer, corn-
plete with everything, 'Sago palms and.
other miscellaneous items. 648-4550.
tfe 1/15

BEACH SERVICES Respite Services,
MR, MI, physically disabled, adult and
adolescent. Senior Citizens Accom-
modate your individual needs. Cleaning
Services Rentals residential, new
construction. 15 yrs. experience in
mental health & voc. rehab. 3 years
cleaning. References provided. 227-
3730. 3tp 1/15


Classified /dvesif P$ys A Cal 227-127


COSTIN'S
o Rokk An ,: q ..

Port St. Joe,
(850) 229-8581



Cabinets, custom Mantles,
Furniture, Trim. '
Bob/Janna Rinehart
227-3590
tfC1/1


ROGER STOKES
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
647-3328,
Free Estimates RF 0066770
PLUMBING REPAIRS
Sh pd 4/2/98


RENA CHAIN
Independent Marketing Rep. #11.9212
107 Sunset Circle PRort St. Joe,
".8 850-229-8093.'


TLC Lawn Service
Catering to All Your: Lawnh

Mowing, Trimming, Clean Outs,
Manicuring, Spraying, Fertilizing,
Landscaping and Minor Sprinkler Repair
Ref. Available. 229-6435


(0 ,Residential
o ~Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
* Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control. New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
'FAMILY OWNED

r PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections


Auto Rates Have
Been Reduced!.
Call Hannon Insurance,
227-1133
tfc 1/1



CUSTOMLAWN,
SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559
tc 11


STUTZMAN ROOFING,
RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply "& Repairs
"Where Quality Is Higher Than Price"
1229-8631
. "-',S :^ ^ .*' .1 .*y tfc 1/1


' Household. Repairs
* Painting, Interior/Exterior *Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
FREE ESTIMATES
(850) 229-1051.


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




5x10 10X10 10X20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week


P 0 -..e :... ASK ABOUT FREEMoNTH'SRENT

STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
to
z CARPET CLEANING L




S'6or Control 24 Hr Water Damage Z
S Pet Stains *Free.Estimates Z
S (850) 227-5098 or 229-9663 0

STEAM CLEANING. STEAM CLEANING


DRIVEWAY SHELL
MUSHROOM COMPOST
BARFIELD'S, 229-2727
tfc 1/15


Bedroom set, black iron double canopy
bed & 3 dressers in gray marble (1 six
drawer with mirror, 1.w/6 tall drawers
& nightstand) Call 227-3412.
FREE CASH GRANTS College, Scholar-
ships. Business. Medical bills. Never
Repay. Toll'Free 1-800-218-9000, ext.
G-9513. 4tp 1/15





Yellow banded macaw, excellent talker,
needs someone who has time to give
the attention and love needed. Cage and
cage stand included, $600.: .229-8656
leave message, will consider all offers.
4tc 1/15
HAPPY JACK TRIVERMICIDE: recog-
nized safe ,& effective against hook,
round, & tapeworms in dogs & cats.
Accept no "substitutes".' BARFIELD'S
LAWN & GARDEN, 229-2727. (Visit
www.happyjackinc.com) 4tc 1/22


There's a BIG. difference in liquid worim-
ers. Ask BARFIELD'S LAWN & GARDEN
(229-2727) about ALL NEW HAPPY
JACK LIQUI-VICT. Discover the differ-
encel *' '6tc12/18





Home for sale in .North Port St. Joe,
405 Avenue A. For more information
call 850-227-3603. 4tc 1/22


C. 4. s awn


FUEL LAWN SERVICE
9B'RUSiA TRi-MMlING EANDSCARING
n '' : t!. I Will Wbrk' fort youu. *' *.
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka
Clyde Sanford (904) 648-8492


Available ata
T-e Athletic
97 Stal-te .
Championship

o/2 ff house,
^ 229-6805


3 bdrm., I ba., completely remodeled
with refrigerator, dishwasher & range,
cen. h/a, 100'x140' lot, 246 Pompano,
Highland View. Call 871-1731 between
9 a.m. 5p.m. ET. tfc 1/22
St. Joe Beach, 12x56 m.h. with 16x28'
wood add. 3 bdrm., 2 ba. Covered
screen porch, partial fenced yard, back
deck, outside shower, covered carport,
concrete driveway, ,1st block to beach,
50x125' lot. Owner agent, $49,000.
Appt. only. 647-3199. ltp 1/22
1 acre on Chipola River in WEwa. High
and dry, never flooded. 1994 14x70',
like new, double carport, workshop,
130' concrete driveway, deep well,
sprinkler system, chain link fence, 200'
wooden walkway thru canopy of hard-
woods to dock and picnic deck. More.
$86,000. 769-7876. 3tp 1/22
For; Sale by Owner: 5 bedroom, ,2 bath,
35x20 yliing ,room, 35' screened in
porch, deck, all overlooking the ocean,
dedicated beach in front, parking for 8
vehicles. Much more. 648-4550.
.4tc 1/22


1/2 acre lots on
paved county road,
septic tanks, wells,
natural gas, ready
to move onto.
$16,000. Owner
financing with 10%
down. Call Billy
Carr, 227-2020,
647-3381.


STRiCKLANDpELECTRIC
''All/TypeElectrical Work
24 Hr. Service
LIC. #ER0013168 INSURED

ALAN STRICKLAND



Steve Brant's

ROOFING

LICENSED & INSURED
LIC.#RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call
.229-6326.
Mobile 899-.219 or

899-218 tifc/15


Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition, & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
850-229-8416
,A0043378 ER 0007623

STEVE GIBSON PAINTING
S Paint, Stain & Pressure Wash Interior & Exterior
Dryall Repair, Ceiling Texture & Wall Paper *Commercial,
t. Residential & Industrial New Construction & Renovations
S ,' .,.Experienced, Reasonable & Free Estimates
Make ItGd Toll Free 1.888-256-1318 or (850) 227-3376 4lph /
M a k e "I t G i b s o n l "








?GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES* REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
SERVICE AGREEMENTS
648.5474 ...' FL LUcense ER 0010992, RA0054218,


LIC. I#R F0051042. RGl0051008l* ER 0011618

JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
Aee R PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
,ttelRM' INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
T MINOR ELECTRICAL
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821


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


PUMP REP



HAL KEEL
JAMES WI


AIR& SALES


LICENSED &


& INSURED


229-2738
227-7205


H & M IRRIGATION
for All Your Watering Needs
S FREE
L Fv ESTIMATES


ILOST & FOUNDI


TRADES and S E R V I C E S


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Paep .i UhS1.9 i't.qtnr,.o- D.',.R+.A4 T. W.T


Cape San Blas townhome. Security
gate, ocean view. Tennis, pool, fishing
lakes. Like new, many extras. Must see
to appreciate. 227-3351. tfc 1/15
A 4 bedroom, 2 bath aluminum siding
home with 2 large worksheds on
approximately 2 acres of land in
Wewahitchka. Asking $46,000. Call,
639-3338. ltp 1/15
Howard Creek: 3 bdrm.; 1 bath house
with fireplace, cen. h&a, satellite dish,
attic access on 1/2 acre, $40,000. 229-
2665. tfc 1/15
Lease Purchase, 3/2, pool, garage, 1/1
pool house, gulf view. 2% deposit plus
closing costs. Balance at 10%, 46
month balloon, $140,000. 1-612-416-
3711. tfc 1/15

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
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) 229-84Q9. By appointment only.

For sale by owner: two story new home,
2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2 bath, mas-
ter bdrm., 22'xl6' with garden tub,
sunken den w/flreplace and home the-
atre system with surround sound. Front
and rear porch, 12'x16' util. shed. By
appt. only. 101 Yaupon, 229-6411.

Lots on Dead Lakes, West Arm Section.
Call 639-5920. tfc 1/1


3 bedroom, I bath brick home on shad-
ed corner 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
A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75'x150' lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
$55,0Q0.'Call 647-3292. tfc 11/6
3 BR masonry home with large in-
ground pool, $69,500. MUST SELL!
229-9282 Days, 229-2580, evenings.
tfc 1/1

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 1/1
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






Would like to rent 3 bedroom, 1 1/2
bath, beachside home in Mexico Beach
for Dec. 1998, Jan, and February,
1999. Please call (850) 648-5465.
2tp 1/15

SAY YOU SAW IT IN THE STAR!
Call 227-1278 to Place Your Ad!


NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION ABAN-
DONING ALLEYWAY/ROADWAY
NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to Section 336.10
Florida Statutes, that the Board of County
'Commissioners of Gulf County., Florida, ai 'it reullr
meeting on the 13th day of January. I s_ :ia 6 6.)
p.m., after duly advertised"h notice ner on said
matter, has closed, vacated, 'abandoned *Jhe mie.-:i,
in the public in the following de.rriced
alleyway/roadway:
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 Circuit Court, Gulf


County. Florida.
Notice hereof shall be published one (1) time within,
thirty (30) days from the adoption of the Resolution'
abandoning said alleyway/roadway. ,
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Nathan Peters, Jr. ..
Chairman
Attest: /s/ Benny C. Muster
Clerk
Itc. January 22. 1998. .
NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION ABAN-
DONING ALLEYWAY/ROADWAY
NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to Section 336.10,
]krida Statude; thai the Bcrd of County
,.nmrr .i5sniir- Gull 1Coir,. F.nrid at its regular
neeurng :n u-me 13Lh day ofr J nuan 1998, at 6:00
- in .tier duLvy 3dtejrie, noue :-A hearing on said
matter, has closed, vacated, abandoned the interest.
in the public in the following described
alleyway/roadway:
Section 10, Township 7 South. Range
10 West.'the roadway known as Shana
Lane excepi for .approximately 135'
adjacent to Sealey Drive, Gulf County.
Florida. '
Notice hereof shall be published one (1) time within
thirty (30) days from the adoption of the Resolution
abandoning said alleyway/roadway.
THE, BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
GULFCOUNIY. FLORIDA.
Nathan Peters, Jr.
Chairman
Attest: /s/ Benny C. Lister
Clerk
ltc. January 22, 1998.
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 February 10. 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 following ,
described property:
Block 25, Beacon Hill Subdivision as


per Official Plat recorded in the office
of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf
County, Florida.
This notice of abandonment was initiated by
ir'r- G1,iif C-..,unr, C:. rm-nsimk.n i their Januan 13
, 19': req ljaJ m ,::-ung ll r .:u -jl a3,Jopli.-n ,i" the re o-"
luu,:n iL-andli..rijn tie ih3 r.:j-d.a', "-ill b. puvlished
wIrne ime in j r pp- ',per ,r, fienel' rAirc-Jl3,:-n in Gulf
C.i:Lni% FlorinJo -ind i the pr:of ol pubileiovn irf ithe
onrut(- :'f hearing, the resolution as adopted ard tihe
p:"-i.l ,:,i publication of adoption of such re_,,iluU,.n
will be recorded In the Public Records of Gulf County,
Florida.
1.BOARD OF COUNTY, COMMISSIONERS


',' By: /s/ Warren J. Yeager, Jr.
.Attest: Benny C. Lister, Clerk
Itc, January 22, 1998.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
,BID NO.9798-05
'TheeGulf Courty Board of'County Commissioners.will
I'-,el' l'a -J. 1 id l- from:m %i p rr':-n companyy or cor-'
p-u.:-r n iniere-i'd- in -linrig tre Count% a Used Fire.
Truck r the l',iliJaIr "peLiilrl u.:.n.
* M. -..lel -ar I';2. 19i5
Cab over 5-man seating
Top mounted pump conuiol preferred
ASri!rntmi'uc trrrin mi,, o i
35.000 or less actual miles on odometer;
1000 G.P.M. pump minimum .
750 gallon tank preferred
High side compartments..
Color red preferred
Deluge gun. preferred
Dual 1/2" crosslays
Paint and upholstery in gobd condition
Qu, un--n r.eiLrdime this bid -rnc.uld be direc.td to
Don BuLl.r C.rul .Adi'nmi'ani.uicr. I00C) Filth Sueert
Port 't .iie FL 32-1i it51i:) 229-611 i
DEli.hry date mu-i be spri.:dld ardd liquidated dam-
a-I l faill ure i,. dealer urii on pecilled daie .ill be
,. al .i25 i:00 per Ja%
flreser indictu:l or, lthi nelope that this is a SCALED
BID ,nd the BiD NUMBER All bids mnul be received
by 5:i.) pm E T on Ftbruiar 10. 1995 In the Oflice
:i -ree ,':ti- ,:I Cirf:uii C'J.rn 1000 Fiftl Stfrel Room
I48 PF.:n i .Ji:, FL .32456 16501 229.6113
The Board reserves the rightto reject any and all
bids. -
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: Warren J; Yeager, Jr., Chairmadn'
2tc. January 22 and 29. 199 .
NOTICE TORECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO.9798-06
The Gulf County Board of County.Commissioners will


receive sealed bids from any person, company or cor-
poration interested in financing the following item:
Not to exceed $30,000.00 Used Fire
Truck for Highland View Fire Dept.
Please quote the amount for a
five (5) year period, showing the
interest rate and one (1) annual
payment amount with the first
payment being' due February,
1999.
Questions regarding this bid should be directed to
Don Butler, Chief Administrator, '1000 Fifth Street,
Ponrt Sl J:e FL 32456 i5i.'iI 229'1.,iI 1
Plea-,e I-licate on Lthe enelo.pe u-,ati this i' a SEALED
BID an'd the BID NLIMBER All bids mut- be recei cd
by 5:00 p.m., E.T on February 10, 1998 in the Office
of the Clrk o 'Crcuii CIunt. I O0 Fifth Street. Room
148 P:.n St Joe. FL 32456 1F50l 229-6113.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids.
BOARD OF COiiUNT-. C0Or.MIi-:11 IONECRS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: Warren J Ye3ger Jr Chairman
2tc., _lnuarv 22 and 29. 199\'
PUBLIC LEGAL NOTICE
The Gul Co's WoL',rki.-.rce Decelopmenr Board is ,i-

in a Reque',tl or Prorp..Lal-s IRFI l,or the l i B
Summer VouLnr Emplor-mnt & ITrainin Plrv,:'r r1m in
acc:ordance ,ith the pr -l'ionis :.I h-ie Ju. Training
Pannership Act.
The foll-:.ing are allc,.able acutiue o tbe p-nrovi Jd.
Int3k-e Ceruiali,:.n As e n tm nl Pre-
Emplomer, lt, .ork .ialuii ir. Citi'en-hip kills,
Educ3uornal Ennchment Remeilrio-r t..rk
E%,'.enence Coun-eling C:a-' Mlinaeminti i Job
Placement. anal upporume Ser s.ce
Frr more irrlrmutoin. call 18501 913. 3225 RF-_ re
due bt FebJuar i. 199e. at 12(0 PM IC ST).
Mtinonri' buirie'.e_- are enruurt, ed 1o ri.,\
TTIe Job Trainnm/ F: rmerrhi|, Aci 1 uair, Equal
Oppornuniri Enmplver-Pr,:.Frr r.rand A .AuuLitrI .uids
and Senie. are availablee upon treuetil :, invrirddu.
alsn uimdisabiiiurs
hic. -January 22 1998
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA. IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
HILDRETH C. MILLER,
Deceased..
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of, HILDRETH C.
MILLER deceased, File Number 98-02-CP is pending
in the Circuit Court for Gulf County. Florida, Probate
Dim ion thie .addre- .:,i" anich I Ir: 1 Is 5Lh Siree
Pon St Joe. Flolnda 32456 Tne names .,rd add.re- -
es of the Personal RepresentiUve an- Lhe Fers-nal
Representatve s 3laorne% are e iortnh below
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT


All persons on whom this notice is served who
have objections that challenge the validity of the will,
the qualifications of the Personal Representative,'
venue, or Jurisdiction of this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM. ,
All creditors of the decederitand other persons
having claims or rle.ir',,r ajuin: de, 1cde,nt s e:Ltate
on whom a copy :.f' his nuuce in -er. .l s iiJhin t three
months after the dit- :i,' iithe nrt puLliruon r.fI thi
notice must file trrur :hlrim-r waih rJhi- C,:.urti TTHIN
THE LATER OF THREE r l,.rTH-5 ,A'TER THE D.-TE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM."
All other creditors of the decedent and persons
having claims or demands against the decedent's
e ni3e 'mu1itl tile. ih.er ,ri.- nhiLht ,hi: run tITH-ir
7'-IREF M.fiNTiHS AfTFER THE DATE i-,F THE FIRST
FiL BLli: TI,-.rj r il ri Ti1:E E
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice is
January 22. 1998.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ J. PATRICK FLOYD
P. 0. Drawer 950
Port St Joe, FL 32457
(850) 227-7413
FLORIDA BAR NO. 257001
Personal Representative:
/s/ JOHN LAMAR MILLER, JR.
110 St. Joseph Drive
P. 0. Box 67
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
2tc. January 22 and 29. 1998.
NOTICE
The Wewahitchka State Bank Employee Stock,
Ownership Plan has submitted an Application for
Authority to Acquire Control of the Wewahitchka
State Bank, Wewahitchka, Gulf County. Florida to
the Florida Division of Banking, and the Federal
ter:..:.n I Dr ourane Crorrrr.au,.,n 'hi. .aprlication was
re.ei.edj a-rd acccprcJ b., the Slate Division of
Banking .-.n D:. ernb-r 30 1997; ari.l r.s the Federal
Dep.-:-. I[nr,-ur-ne Cur.or..:.r,uor .:.n December 12,
S1997 An3 fer~.:,n "ihhirng to icirrm-ment o, this appli-'
cation may file his or her comments in wri-an_ aiirh
the .Regional Director of the Federal Der.oiit
Insurance Corporation. Suite 1600, One" Atlantic
Center, 1201 West Peachtree Street, N:E., Atlanta.
Georgia 30309-3449 within 20 days of this newspa-
per publication. At the FDIC's option, comments
received after this t-"'-r,i'.r.a, p:n.,: 1 inay,. but need
not, be considered. In, ucu,:umlir'.,:c necessitating
prompt action, the FDIC may, for good cause shown,
aJe ,:,r -horer, ,hef public co.m-,nter penod .r ,r a ,n
a pr..:,p.i ed i:h.i e in Ct ri.:.l pii.rr Lu tie eqIlrau on
f the r public co mnu'r t penod rrnlormrn7u..n in iLne
n,.--nc:r nji.'Je.-ri'i pi:.rur.r.i ,:i i .-i' .Ir i :au.:.n filJ e i.- all-
able upi ..n rei-ide -i 'irom Lhe rerl.ri lc' e
ltc, Jaruary 22. 1998.


200 Carolina Dr., Mexico Beach $124,900







2 Bedroo.s, 3 Baih: REALTY INC.
SPECIAL FEATURES. Spacious wbric, home 2 block -PQRT ST. JOE
Irom [beach. Price includes' new range, freezer, dish- 227 1450
wvasrer garbage disposal washer driver drapes and ,-
blinds







COINS BY THE BAY! ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
I buy and sell old coins and paper Port St. Joe Serenity Group
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices. Open Meeting: Saturday 8:00 p.m. ET
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803. Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
tfc 1/1 Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
AL-ANON Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Women's Support Group. Thursday, Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
5:30 6:30 p.m., Wellness Center. Methodist Church, PSJ
Third.& Williams Ave. NO CHARGE.
New group in development. Any inter-
ested women are encouraged to attend. SAY'YOU SAW. IT IN THE STAR!
Details, call 227-1145. SA OU SAW IT IN THE STAR

A Need assistance with
Catherine L Collier Housekeeping?
Independent Sales I can help!
Represenriane
I 211 Allen Memorial Way Vera 229-8692
Port St. Joe References Available Upon
(850) 329-6410
AVOn Request 2TP/15

PET SITTER LIVESTOCK
AVAILABLE. Cars, Horseshoeing
dogs, and anything elsell Tri
2 years experience Is T mmin.
Willing to work. Don Jecha. Call
me at (850) 647-3651 d/2 hr 229-9737 I/,



RONEY

PHOTOGRAPHY
We Do On Location
Portraits! VCR REPAIR CENTER
We Come to You
We Come to You Camcorder S VCR Repair
Custom Black &,White FAST Service
Developing and Printing -,Reasonable Rates
(850) n 9 Reasonable Rates
(850) 229-9643, e FREE Estimates
J. B. Roney, Photographer 321 Reid Ave. 227-3660
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PeTce Heating & Cooling
LICENSED INSURED SALES AND SERVICE
A/C Healing eIce Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-6665
State Lic. #RA0066486 229-COOL


Office: 850-229-6018
44* 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


1601 Marvin Ave. $57,500





HANNON
B~ i.- ,'.. .... -, L ,',. 5,- iREALTY INC.
Eo.:,-: L FE-TLU E:, T.,, e ,-.: lF. ,I-, .'-.l. :.rr,:. ,.3 PORT ST. JOE
S .- r ._-.ar, e [ r r aI- 5r 'i J i ,l r :, r T ,, 1 3 l..- ,- ,' r1 .J T n i-' -
a.r-. Enir r ar. Cr- ir:r.r. ii, '4 il5' r 2 4
hr rr, ,-I 'r,.- Pr,; ir j. -nrlu I; s .. lrr.I r i D -r, .1 ,-3 a ;r. r







PART TIME COMMERCIAL : ...r -* -n a .o,
CLEANING A 8 R Fence
Evenings & Weekends r aci g and. Cocrete Woer
Call 784-9315 Albert Fleischmanrn FREE Estimates
4lc 1/15 EIN #593115646 (850) 647-4047


..Q QUALITYY
=ppiSSc STUCCO

4647-3699 EXPERT APPLIANCE REPAIR STUCCO
... WORK
Interior & Exterior
Simulated Brick
BOB'S PAINT & Custom Bands & Coins
BODY SHOP No Styrofoam, Just
Real Stucco
29 Continuous Years of C
Automotive Body Repair Call
Rebuild Wrecks Tim a 229-8588
Body & Window Work .
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work 'IMff
Call or See BOB HEACOCK ..,
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229 4tc 1/15


NEED A NEW HOME OR A REPO?
Bring your tax check and take advantage of our January specials on
Zone,3 homes! WE FINANCE!
Call Michael at LUV HOMES, manufacturers of
Clayton Homes at (850) 785-3302 tic 1/22



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.

850-229-8195




.Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing
This area's most experienced refinishers.
We do it ALL from furniture to floor.
Free Estimates

827-6828 ask for Dusty

tfc 1/1


225 Redfish St. $45,900






REALTY INC.

2 Bedroom. I bolhs Comrr.erc.al Cr er Lo a PORT ST. E
PRICE INCLUDES. All new ,inyl storm window,, ne. roof, lorge .
screened porch wirh BAY VIEW, Tongue and groowe Iloors and 2 7 14 0
walls, solid wood I.ichen cab.neis. extra room for olfrce/den v.ih
back entrance.


901 Sixteenth St. $99 500






REALTY INC.

Bedrooms: 3: Baths: 3 Land: 2 lots PORT ST. JOE
PRICE INCLUDES: Range, refrigerator, slacked 007-1A5n
washer/dryer, gas fireplace, cen. h/a. new roof, e- -1 45
large bricked patio.



I GULPAIRE subdivision. Pretty lot on Periwinkle Drive. Minimal
clearing required. Restricted subdivision with pool and tennis
aourts.$26.900, : :


SIMMONS BAYOU. Beautiful bay view
for future beach house. Lots of foliage
'and:mature trees for as little as
$70,000. Broker-owner.


BUILDING LOTS

COMMERCIAL lots In downtown Port
St. Joe. Two still available at $14,000
each.
TWO- ACRE. nff 1. C. Daniels Rnad


HANNON

REALTY INC.
PORT ST. JOE

227-1450


near Wetappo Creek. Easy access from SR 386. S10,000.






Fantasy Properties, Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 L
(850) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-748 R



Sales Rentals



Vacation Rental


Specialists


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

Call Us for Any of Your Real Estate Needs!

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


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