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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: February 5, 1998
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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PORT ST, JOE, FLORIDA 32456 *'THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1998


DARE Grads, Parade Plans
.... Photo, Details on Page 5A, 3B
The Colorful Past...
..... Continuing Story on Page 1BS
Police Reports ........ Page 3A
1938 C of C Economic
Growth ................ Page 28
Valentine Pageant Sat. in
Wewa..............Page4A
Gulf EDC Plans Strategies
.. ................. Page 3A
Lady Sharks Dist. Runner-Up
..................... Page 10A
Local Athletes Commit
............ Sports on Page I OA



Month Off


To Soggy

Beginning

February got off to a soggy
start around the Panhandle and
Mother Nature blanketed Gulf
County with three to four inches
of rain throughout the day
Monday and portions of the day
Tuesday.
High winds and heavy rains
made a general mess of the area
as ditches overflowed, tree limbs
and branches were strewn about
and many dirt and clay roads
became muddy quagmires.
Gulf .. County% Emergency
Management Director" Lr Wells -
and Capt. Joe Nugent with the
Gulf County Shenffs Office
reported no major damage result-
ed from the storm's activities.
Wells said. "The jury is still
out on what impact the storm will
have on river levels over the next
few days."
Area riverways are most
impacted by rain water making its
way downstream from Georgia.
Wells said early predictions from
the Corps of Engineers estimate
the Apalachicola River to crest at
approximately 19' Friday in
Blountstown. The river should
crest at Wewahitchka sometime
during the day Saturday and
Friday at Howard Creek.
Gulf County commissioners
and EM Director Wells have
issued concerns that local river
readings have remained unsea-
sonably high throughout much of
the winter.
Wells verified that river read-
ings are now at a level normally
recorded around the end of March
or the first of April.
Wells said their intent was not
to predict flood levels similar to
those in 1994, but rather to make
property owners aware of the sit-
uation, so they can take precau-
tionary measures.
Flood stage for the
,I Apalachicola River is 15', but
flooding in homes .along the
waterway doesn't occur until the
river reaches flood levels of
approximately 23 to 24 feet,
according to Wells.
If the Corps' crest projections
of 19' are correct, only flooding of
low level lands should occur as a
result of these most recent rains.


Time to Honor
Fellow Citizens
Each year at the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce Annual
Membership Dinner, two presti-
gious awards are presented to
area citizens.
"The Citizen of the Year" and
"Lifetime Achievement" awards
are selected by the chamber's
Board of Directors from letters
received from groups and individ-
uals.
If you would like to nominate
an individual for these awards,
please mail, fax or call the cham-
ber office at: Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box
964, Port St. Joe, FL 32457; Fax,
(850) 227-2151; Phone, (850)
WI 227-1223.


Port Authority Loses $2.8 Million Port Development Grant

Fails to Reach Land Acquisition Company (prior to its restructuring) to pur- The Port Authority has spent approxi-
Agreement with St. Joe Corporation; chase the old dock site located between the mately $100,000 to-date in pursuit of the
Agreement paper mill and First Street. But after restruc- land purchases and grant funds.
City and Port Authority Plan Joint during, St. Joe Corporation officials decided City commissioners and Port Authority
Strategies to Proceed with Future Plans not to sell the property at this time. members did decide to join forces and try to
Members of the Port Authority told Port St. Joe Corporation Senior Vice President get a commitment from St. Joe Corporation
St. Joe city commissioners, during a work- Malcolm! Jones told The Star during a tele- on property for development.
shop session Tuesday afternoon, that after phone interview in September 1997, the com- During discussion, both parties offered
more than a year of negotiations for proper- pany w\vs willing to work with the Port their full support to each other and unani-
ty to develop port operations. the window of Authority on an alternate site. mously agreed the main focus is to create
opportunity had expired to receive S2.8 mil- Pitts!said'the Port Authority began plans jobs for the area.
lion in grant funds to help finance the pro- to develop a marine/industrial port facility Port Authority members Christine White
ject. on the f ntracoastal Waterway choosing two and Tommy Pitts. Commissioner Charlie
Port Authority Vice Chairman Tommy possible sites: one near the mouth of the Norton and Mayor Johnny Linton were
Pitts reviewed the group's efforts to obtain canal afd another near Premier Services, selected by the group to man a committee
property with city commissioners Tuesday. further Ip the canal. But, Pitts pointed out. that will outline, in writing, projects and
He explained that an agreement in princi- St. Joe corporationn has expressed an unwill- needs to be addressed with St. Joe
pie had been worked out with St. Joe Paper ingness lo,sell the two parcels requested. Corporation.

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Bill Kennedy, engineer with Preble-Rish, Inc., Engineers, mission's meeting Tuesday. The apparent low bidder was the
reads one of the nine bids received by the City of Port St. Royal American Construction Company of Panama City.
Joe, to construct the proposed marina project, at the corn- Royal American was the firm which refurbished Reid Ave.


Hwy. 20 Bridge Over Apalachicola

River Will be Dedicated Saturday


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J. B. [Benny] Roberts retired for the final time the first
of this month, when he stepped down from his duties as di-
rector of the city's recreation department. Roberts is being.
congratulated for his tenure of service by Mayor Johnny Lin-
ton, left.


Dedication of the new bridge
which spans across the
Apalachicola River linking
Blountstown and Bristol and
Calhoun and Liberty counties,
will be a ceremonious and historic
event on Saturday, February 7th.
The Liberty County Chamber of
Commerce wants everyone to
know they are invited to attend.
The program will begin at
high noon (ET) and will include a
dedication service and celebra-
tion, many special events and a
luncheon for all who attend.
Guests will be welcomed by
Senator Pat Thomas and'
Representative Jamey Westbrook.
The dedicatory address will be
given by Florida's Comptroller,
General Bob Milligan.
The Governor, Cabinet,
House and Senate leadership,
and local legislative and congres-
sional delegations have been


invited to attend. Also invited are
local county officials from Liberty
and Calhoun counties, as well as
city officials from Bristol and
Blountstown and members of
both Chambers of Commerce.
Many special events have
been organized to surround the
noon-time program, including a
chicken luncheon sponsored by
the contractors of the project,
Obrecht, Inc. and C. W. Roberts
Construction, as well as Liberty
County and the City of Bristol.
The Liberty County Chamber
earned the opportunity to sponsor
the bridge dedication when presi-
dents of the Liberty and Calhoun
Chambers flipped a coin to see
who would handle the ground-
breaking prior to construction
and who would handle the dedi-
cation upon completion of the
project.


School Board Bickers & Struggles

With Establishment of a Public Participation Policy


At Tuesday regularly scheduled school board meeting, disapproval
was voiced not only by the public, but by the majority of the board mem-
bers on a proposal regarding public participation at school board meet-
ings. This proposal was made by Superintendent Kelley, due to a request
by the school board members at last week's special meeting for the su-
perintendent to propose policy on public participation, as well as the
consent agenda.
Specifics that were In disagreement of the public participation policy
included section one which stated, "Any person or group desiring to ad-
dress the School Board shall file with the Superintendent a written re-
quest to be placed on the agenda at least 11 days prior to a meeting."
Several examples were given, such as 'the proposed ROTC and gifted
cuts, in which this would have eliminated the public's participation in
the next scheduled board meeting to voice their concerns.
The public participation policy was not accepted; however the motion
to advertise for a public hearing on the possibility of a consent agenda
format was passed 4-1, Norton opposed. A consent agenda was proposed
to Include: budget matters/payment of bills, approval of minutes, per-


sonnel matters, student matters, surplus property and correspondence.
Each board member would still have the right to pull an item(s) out of
any of these sections for questions and discussion before passing or op-
posing the motion.
Other issues discussed included a substitute science teaching posi-
tion at the Port St. Joe Middle School. Concern was voiced surrounding
substitutes and their qualifications to teach science.
Sara Jo Wooten, Director of Curriculum and Human Resource Ser-
vices, also requested the board find a solution to'assist with grant appli-
cation deadlines that need board approval.
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has
requested approval of an agreement with Drivers Education to be able to
administer the testing, both written and driven, to students (for pass or
fail) to obtain a Florida drivers license. This agreement was tabled to next
meeting so liability issues may be researched.
The contract issues between the school district and the teachers un-
ion will also be brought before the public at a hearing scheduled tenta-
tively for February 17 or 19th at 5:00 p.m. ET. The next regular school
board meeting will be Monday, March 2nd at 6:00 p.m.


9 Bids


Received


on Marina


Project

Lowest One is
$2.945 Million;
High $4.789 Million
Royal American Construction
Company, of Panama City. offered
the apparent low bid of
' $2,945, 121..97 to 'construct the
159 slip marina facility on the old
Hess Oil terminal property in Port
St. Joe at bid openings during
Tuesday's city commission meet-
ing.
Commissioners won't formal-
ly announce the marina bid recip-
ient until their next board meet-
ing February 17, after reviewing
the bids. Nine contractors offered
bids ranging from the low bid of
S2.945 to S4.789 million.
Four bids came in near or
below Preble-Rish, Inc.,
Consulting Engineers' project
estimate of $3.5 million. Royal
American's bid undercut the esti-
mate by approximately $555,000
dollars.
The city has $875,000 in
grant funds and a Rural
Development Agency low interest
loan for up to $2.5 million to
finance the marina's construc-
tion.
Marina Committee members,
concerned citizens, and represen-
tatives from the various construc-
tion companies "packed out" the
commission meeting room for the
bid opening.
Marina Committee Chairman
Charles Costin said he was
pleased the bids came in under
the engineers' estimates.
"This is a great investment in
our community's future," he said.
If all goes as scheduled, the
marina's construction should be
completed around December this
year.
Commissioners will spend the
next several months making
plans to reach a contractual
agreement for the marina's opera-
tion.
The primary plan being con-
sidered is to lease the marina's
operations to an individual or
business for an amount of money
that will pay or exceed the debt
service obligation to RDA.
If the low bid pans out, the
RDA loan funds to build the mari-
na could be reduced considerably.
Area Being Considered for
Model Community
Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director Tamara Laine
told the commissioners that
Enterprise Florida was consider-
ing this area as a Rural
Community Service Model.
She said three areas across
the state will be picked by
Enterprise Florida for the pro-
gram which emphasizes a part-
nership for economic development
and other similar programs for
(See BIDS on Page 7)


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"Palm Tree"

A New Name Suggested for "Gulf
County" Just Comes Naturally

BEFORE LONG, WE'LL BE naming Gulf County again. This
time around we'll name it "Palm Tree County" if the proliferation
of palm trees planted in and near the county continues at the
present pace.
Don't get us wrong. We like it!
Soon, you'll be able to see palm trees in all directions. The
majestic palm tree is a Florida symbol, and we are fast getting in
the groove, advertising and beginning to look like Florida. The
cabbage palm was our symbol for many years, but here lately
the tall stately palm [whatever strain it happens to be] is stealing
the cabbage palm's thunder here in this comer of North Florida.
WE HAVE MEXICO BEACH iristalling palm trees to the
west, the city of Port St. Joe planting palm trees in the median of
Fifth Street and a group of nature-planted palm trees to the
south. All make a grand appearance for an approach to the city.
Of course, Mexico Beach is in Bay County, but we in Gulf
County claim it. Gulf County has a closer relationship to Mexico
Beach than does Bay County.
The nature-planted palms to the south of Port St. Joe are the
best looking palm trees of the lot, and to think they had to sur-
vive a concentrated effort to cut them down several years ago!
The palms along C-30 were declared to be a nuisance and safety
hazard by a group. of citizens and had to survive an attempt to
have the DOT remove them from beside the highway. Aren't you
glad they weren't successful?
MEXICO BEACH IS PLANTING approximately 125 to 130
palm trees alongside Highway 98, leading into Gulf County
Which will give that highway a majestic appearance along the
shores of the Gulf of Mexico for people to enjoy. We just hope a
group isn't organized in the future to remove that "driving haz-
ard" from alongside the highway.
They will compliment the sporadic line of cabbage palms
along the highway in.Beacon Hill. St. Joe Beach and Highland
View, very well.
Like the palms along C-30. the ones Mexico Beach are plant-
ing will never be a traffic hazard if people traveling along that
highway observe the traffic rules and regulations.
Drive as you're supposed to and all you will be faced with is
enjoying the stately, beautiful line of palm trees!



Old Geezer Flies Again
FORMER ASTRONAUT AND PRESENT senator, John
Glenn, is about to take another trip into space at his ripe 'young'
age of 77. After several years of attempting to be chosen to hitch
a ride on one of America's infrequent space probes, the senator
is apparently near success.
There are those who call the' attempt "merely 'a pbltleiity
stunt, but Glenn classifies ift as a legitimate e"pe.imentil flight.
Not only will it prove that space fight is not' only for the young,
but it won't tie up some other astronaut with having to care for
an elderly neophyte in space travel. The man was the first, ever.
to circle the globe in a space capsule when it was truly an exer-
cise in adventure. Nobody had gone before him to "feel" the way
it should be accomplished.
IF ANYBODY KNOWS WHETHER Glenn is fit arid experi-
enced enough for the trip, it should be Glenn himself. He knows
what. it requires of a person, in both knowledge'and stamina,
and says he is ready and eager to go.
He has finally received the go-ahead for the trip from the
commander of the space program and has received a list of the
scientific experiments he will be expected to perform.
The senator is ready to go! -
NOT ONLY WILL HE conduct important experiments while
revisiting his former triumph, -but he will also educate some
about the capabilities 'of senior citizens to do important work
and not be relegated to a rocking chair.
The main thing he will prove by going is that even though a
person has reached his allotted three score and ten, a person is
not necessarily a candidate; yet, for a nursing home.
John Glenn's latest trip into the world of space will be one
more giant step for elderly mankind.


HUNKER DOWH I


I


I 'don't know exactly, when my
fascination with flying. ended.. I
suspect very strongly that doubts
as to my personal involvement
cropped (no pun intended) up
back in my brief, but oh so mem-
orable, cotton picking days,
A bunch of the local farmers
would get together each summer
and hire-Lance Harwell to spray
their cotton. I'm not exactly sure
what all the spraying covered, but
I think mostly they were protect-
ing themselves against boll wee-
vils.
But 'ol Lance assured 'erm for
just a few pennies more he'cbuld
also "take out" ticks, lice. mites,
dragonflies. locusts, small ani-
mals, bubonic plague. ..... and I
think one summer he promised
'em his "mixture" would also defo-
liate, the plant which would, of
course, allow more sun to the bot-
tom of the plant and therefore


Ther Sta

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1998


WI/T 9R ES BY KESLEY COLBERT


Low, I Am With You Always'..


speed ripening.
Nobody ever knew for certain
what was in his spray-but
Daddy would tie the dogs to the
back porch when Lance was fly-
ing.
A good crop dusteir could
average about 1,500 acres a day.
Lance usually managed about
thirty or forty. I think his limita-
tions had to do with his plane.
Uncle Hester said he bought it
from Orville and Wilber Wright.
About one hundred feet up was
all it' would do. And leaving his
home field over at Hollow Rock
with a full load he'd be scraping
that stand of pines along Highway
79;., '
He didn't fly under the tele-
phone lines simply to show offl
Dad said if Lance, could'a
spent half as much time in the air
as he did working on that old bi-
plane' he'd a'made a fortune. I
remember during' the spraying
season it wasn't nothing for him
to crash two or three time's a day.
I saw him "bust it up" once myself
down in Archie Moore's bottom
fortyS. I think the engine quit on
him that day. Or he was over-


loaded. Or maybe the plane was
too heavy!
Folks. he hit the ground.
bounced back up once. and then
plowed straight down three rows
of cotton from one end of that field
to the other. He mashed half of
the plants plum. under ground,
spilt gasoline everywhere,
unloaded a whole' day's supply of
that DDT looking orange stuff and
just managed. a spinning,
screeching halt about a half an
Inch before sending the plane and
himself over. the cliff and into
Sugar Creek.
Uncle Hester was the firt one
of us to find his tongue, "Well
boys, I reckon he took care of the
boll weevils in them three rows."
When cotton was "by" Lance
.would pull those storage tanks
off, paint that plane a gaudy yel-
low,. glue some ,big, black num-
bers on the wings and head off to
the local air shows. We were over
at the big Labor Day festival at
Camden the day he got Butford
Blasingame to handle the controls
while he crawled out on the wing.
When they buzzed the field, Lance


0 .


had slid off to the side and was
holding on to a cable on the bot-
tom of the bottom wing!
People cheered like crazy.
They' thought it was all a part of
the act. I could tell by the look on
Buford's face something was
amiss.
Uncle Hester stopped munch-
ing on his candied .apple long
enough to comment, "Why would
any darn fool willingly: get up, in
the air like that!"
rNI- sentiments exactly.
Over the years I have flown a
little. Most of it was done with the
football, team in' college. 'It was
o.k., I didn't ,mind it. But I've got
'to'. be : honest--I was always
mighty proud and thankful and a
miite relieved when 'my' feet
touched back down on terra
firma.
A couple of weekends ago, I
had an invitation to attend some
baseball meetings in St. Louis.
Lou Brock. Mark McGuire. Bob
Gibson. Stan Musial-you talk
about an opportunity of a lifetime!
I .wasn't going to go because I
(See KESLEY on Page 3)


Baseball Season Beginning to Comto Life Again


I SAW A GROUP of boys out
at the high school baseball dia-
mond 'the other day, practicing.
Don't you feel they were rushing.
the season just a tad?
It wasn't too soon for them
and it certainly isn't too soon for
me. High school baseball- season
is almost upon us. The big sea-
son is almost upon us, too. The
big league players will be report-
ing for spring training in just a
little more than a month, now.
Before you know it, south
Florida cities will be abuzz with
the sounds of leather plunking
into leather, the sound of bats
cracking against horsehide, and
dreams being realized or
broken!
Batting averages and earned
run averages will take the place
of yards gained per carry, tackles
made or passes completed, in our
casual conversations. While we
are waiting, we can discuss
points made per game, rebounds,
shots blocked and assists, to fill


ETA OIN SHRDLU


By Wesley Ramsey


the void for discussion material.
All of this officially takes
place following the Super Bowl.

WHAT REMINDED me of the
pending baseball season, was,
the boys practicing, of course;
but of more importance by way of
a reminder was the fact of my
brother up in Atlanta--one of my
brothers] up in Atlanta-faxing
me an Atlanta Braves' schedule
last Wednesday afternoon.
The "northern" member of the
Ramsey clan attached a little note
on his fax to the effect that he
was going to buy his tickets early
this year and he wanted to know


what game or games I was inter-
ested in seeing.
Now, this faxed epistle really
set in motion the notion that
baseball wasn't 'far from begin-
ning. In fact, the schedules are
already arranged and printed for
distribution.
I expect The Star's baseball
fanatic, Kesley Colbert, the au-
thor of Hunker Dou'n: With Kes is
beginning to stir with anticipa-
tion. I haven't seen' old Kes for
nearly two weeks, but I know he
is out there, somewhere, just
.chomping at the ,bits-or pump-
ing the bat! .
He's a little mdre of a base-


'ball fanatic than I, and af heck of
a lot more of a walking encyclope-
dia. / ''

I DIDN'T MAKE a single
game lastyear. .
am The 'Braves didn't have any
tickets available in their new sta-
'dinm, except a few scattered ones
in the nosebleed section and I
don't feel like climbing up those
hundreds of steps any more.
I can't understand why they
built a new stadium and made it
smaller than the old' stadium. It
was hard enough to get the tick-
ets one wanted in the old stadi-
um; it's almost impossible now.
I wasn't able to get tickets I
wanted all last year.
'Maybe, by buying tickets ear-
ly this year, I'll be able to.attend a
game or two. ,

I NEVER ATTENDED a major
league game until just shortly af-
ter the'Braves moved to Atlanta. I
went one year-my first time-,


while Hank Aarorn'was still play-
ing and they had a .losing team,
in spite of Hammerin' Hank.
It .was in.: 1969, and .you
didn't need to order tickets before
the season even started'. You just
had to show up at the stadium,
pay your $3.00 and take your.
choice of seats. Now, it costs
$12.00 ,a ticket-if your seat is
still; in, the .ballpark.-a.nd .you
must obtain them early-on.
The last time I. attended a
Braves' baseball game was in
1996. We got the-\tickets some
two. or three months prior to the
game andpaid $9.00 for them.
Do you know where they were
located? Higher up in the outfield
than I had ever been in an air-
plarie before! I. had to be treated
for nosebleed and'take a stadium
bus-to and from the seat.
I got off the bus and walked
Into the stadium-the last gate
one could, enter through-and
craned my neck over backwards,
trying to look at my seat through
the clouds.


THAT WAS THE year bf the
Olympics in Atlanta, and I could
see some of the' preliminaries' go-
ing on in the new Braves' stadi-
um which lay just across::.the
parking lot.
It took the bus and act of God
to get me andmy old gimpy -legs
up that high .to my seat aiid I
swore that if I ever got,down from
there, safely, one wouldn't catch
me up there again and they
haven't!
I waited a long time to see my
first major league baseball' game.
My subsequent attendance at
games has been almost as far
and few between games' since
that first game, but, I have stuck
to that decision not to attend an-
6ther unless I could get decent
seats.
But, 'with the advent of. the
new season all but upon us, my
resolve has softened to the point
where I am once again thinking of
attending, if I can get my ticket
order in.early enough.


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Gulf EDC Spends Day Saturday Planning Strategy


Members of Gulf County's training session on economic
Economic Development Commit- development.
et e spent much of the day Jim Brantle and Brett


Saturday in a strategic workshop


Wattles, private consultants


Felony Warrants Issued Against Wewa
Man, Arresting Him for Deadheading
On January 14, two felony "pecky cypress." These logs are
warrants were issued for William extremely valuable; a single log
S. Armstrong, a 49 year old resi- often sells for as high as $300.00
dent of Wewahitchka. After an ex- to $500.00.
tensive investigation by Florida Deadhead logging is illegal
Marine Patrol Lt. Herman Jen- because most of the logs are re-
kins and Investigator Neal Goss, moved from lands owned by the
Mr. Armstrong was charged with State of Florida. Logs can be re-
third degree grand theft and tam- moved from private' property 'only
pering with evidence, regarding a with permission of the landowner.
deadhead logging operation he In addition to being illegal, re-
was conducting, moval of these logs is detrimental
Deadhead logging is the prac- to the ecosystem in the river bot-
tice of removing old cypress logs tom.. It can destroy fish habitat
from river bottoms. The logs are and also severely disturb the wa-
cut up and used for such things ter quality, causing a disruption
as cabinet-making and building of the natural life cycle of fish
homes. Once the logs are cut up, and other' organisms living
they are commonly referred to as around the disturbed area.


Man Charged With Aggravated
Assault With a Deadly Weapon
James Morrow, 49, of Beacon his girlfriend with a butcher knife.
Hill, was arrested and charged She managed to get out of the
with aggravated assault with a house and call. 9-1-1 from a
deadly weapon by the 'Gulf neighbor's home. Deputy Bobby
County Sheriffs Office after a Plair responded to the call and
domestic dispute with his girl- reported finding Morrow standing
friend Saturday evening, accord- in the front yard yelling at the vic-
ing to arrest reports. tirn. He was subsequently arrest-
ed and charged and is being held
Gulf County Sheriffs Office without bond, in the Gulf County
Captain Joe Nugent reported the Jail.
'incident occurred after a verbal Morrow was out on; bond, on
argument escalated resulting in charges of domestic battery for a
Morrow allegedly kicking in a bed- similar incident ,in Bay County
'room door and threatening to kill several weeks ago.


Police Alert County Residents of
Scam Operation Being Attempted
Members of the Gulf County circulated in the area.
Sheriffs Office and Port St. Joe A local resident received a let-
Police Department released a joint ter from Nigeria soliciting a busi-
alert to local residents Tuesday ness proposal to allow them to
that an apparent scam is being deposit $37.5 million into their
account, of which 25% would be
given to the individual. This
Charged With raised the concern of local law
C i a enforcement officers.
Criminal Mischief After a phone call to Bural
S Duglas E. Robinson was Hedrix, U. S. Postal Inspector in
arrested and charged with crimi- Birmingham, Alabama, it was ver-
nal mischief on Saturday, ified that the proposal was a scam
January 31st at about 7:00 p.m. and similar letters have been
Allegedly. Mr. Robinson, was passed throughout the Southeast.
-angr with Aios Pittman. owner The letter requests details
of khe nn Fy.Motel on Avenue about the receiver's bank account
B."over a re "'disiptp.'While on including account numbers.
routine patroTh the' area of the Hedrix told local authorities those
motel, Sgt. Arendt of the Port St. running the scam would then use.
Joe Police Department came upon the account numbers and other
a person, later determined to be information to :extract money
Robinson, who was tearing down from their victim's account-not
the fence in front of the establish- make them rich.
ment. r Please report any such suspi-
Mr. Pittman filed the com- clous letter to the Gulf County
plaint against Mr. Robinson for Sheriffs Office or Port St. Joe
damages to the fence. Police Department.


1Our Readers f

Write


'Letters to the


Thanks to Fir
We want to compliment the
local volunteer fire departments,
especially the South Gulf County
Volunteer Fire Department. When
a unit of our duplex at Gulf Pines
Subdivision caught fire Thursday,
January 22.
The South Gulf County
department responded immedi-
ately and very professionally. As
soon as they saw the seriousness
of the situation, they called for
'back-up. The Port St. Joe and




Kesley

(From Page 2)
would have to fly. And I really did-
n't have the money ..... nor the
inclination. A pilot friend of my
stepped in and worked out a deal
with "his" airlines that I couldn't
refuse.
The flight out was .great. The
baseball dinner and face to face
discussions with some long time
heroes was better than I ever
imagined. And the flight back was
moving right along until the cap-
tain "came on" as we were
approaching the International
Houston Airport, "Ladies and gen-
tlemen, I have some good news .
..... and some bad news!"
The plane begin to buck and
sway and swing to the right and
dip!
Aw nuts! Not another one of
those, "Houston, we have a prob-
lem" deals . ...
Buford Ought To See
The Look On My Face,
IKes
P.S. If we land right side up, I'll
finish this story!


e Departments
Highland View departments
responded promptly.
Together, they extinguished
the fire and limited the damage
despite gale force winds bjqwing
-directly offL the Gulf. They also
assisted the residents in the other
unit to evacuate because the dan-
ger was so,great.
But for the prompt and pro-
fessional actions of these fire
departments, both units might
have been lost. It is comforting to
know that we have such dedicat-
ed and knowledgeable people
serving this community.
We also want to thank two
gentlemen (whose* identity is
unknown to us) from Georgia who
saw the smoke, alerted a neigh-
bor, then assisted.
Thank you.
Sincerely,
Harold Quackenbush
and Richard Quackenbush




Customer A
Julie's On Reid would like to
stuck with us during the good times an
downs, permanent lay-offs, having to
eling of Reid Ave., You get the picture
thankful for-you have not only been
During the entire month
Buffet, Tuesday-Friday f
Sweetheart price of onli
made soup & salad bar, freshly pt
bar, and fresh rolls.
Again, THA


under contract with Florida's
Small County Foundation
Technical Assistance Program,
returned to the Gulf County
Courthouse Saturday to lead
Gulfs EDC in the organizational
training workshop.
Committee members dis-
cussed theEDC's emphasis focus
for the near term (90 days) as well'
as set their top five goals to be
achieved during 1998.
90 Day Emphasis
The #1 short term emphasis
is to locate a tenant for the coun-
ty's industrial park, being con-
structed at the intersection, of
Highway 71 and County Road
381, south of Wewahitchka.
Construction of the 12,000
square foot complex is well under-
way and is expected to be com-
pleted in the early spring this
year. EDC members and ;Gulf
County commissioners are hoping
to have a tenant ready, to occupy
the industrial park building by
the time construction is complete.
Another short term focus by
the committee is to figure out and
generate funding for the opera-
tions of the EDC.
Jim Brantley told the group, a
typical annual budget for a coun-
ty the size of Gulf usually includ-
ed approximately $60,000 in
county participation. Thus far,
Gulf County commissioners have
set aside $5,000 to organize the
committee and get it. "up and
operating", but long term funding
has not been addressed.
Brantley did suggest evaluat-
ing a combination of public. and
private money' to operate the
*EDC.

Top (5) EDC Goals for 1998
Committee members set five
major goals they hope are com-
pleted before the end of 1998.
1. See the marina in Port St. Joe,
complete;
2. Establish a working relation-'
ship with St. Joe Corporation;
3. Develop an inventory of land
and buildings available for
development;
4. Complete an inventory of gov-
ernmental and conventional


Beach Real

Estate Grows"

In Value
Jay Rish, a local real estate
sales representative, told the Port
St. Joe Kiwanis Club, at their
meeting Tuesday, that the price
of real estate in the vicinity is still
increasing.
,Rish used as his prime exam-
ple, the property in the Cape San
Blas/Indlan Pass development ar-
eas. Rish told his listeners that In
1992, the selling price for gulf
front property was $600 a front
foot. In 1997. the going, price is
$1,500 to $2,000 per front foot.
"Some property sells. for even
more than that," he said.. ..
"As a result, the number of
resident realtors is growing and
locating in the Simmons Bayou
area." the speaker pointed out.
He said, "In 1992, there were four
agents selling south Gulf County
beach real estate. In 1997, there
were seven resident real estate of-
fices in the area and a number
who deal in the vicinity but have
offices elsewhere," 'he said.
'The value has a tendency to
go up and will probably increase
as the number of homes grow
more numerous," Rish pointed
out. He also said, "The area will
really boom once sewer collection'
service comes into the area."
Lack of the availability of san-
itary sewer service and DEP per-
mit costs are a real handicap, the
speaker said. DEP permits have
increased in price from $600 last
year, to $2,000 this year. Permit-
ting a sanitary septic' tank system
Is even more of a problem, and is
probably the biggest hurdle the
prospective builder must hurdle,
he said. *
S One break home builders In
the area has received during the
past year or so, is that govern-
ment flood insurance is no longer
required for a person to get fi-
nancing for their home in the
area. .




Appreciation
thank all of their supporters who have
nd the rough times, such as the mill shut
walk through the dirt during the remod-
re! You have given us a year to be truly
great, but the best of the great!


support" to Scandy White Boats,
Inc., and Port St. Joe's marina
plans.
According to EDC Chairman
Joe Danford, committee members
felt the boat manufacturing plant
and marina will have the potential
to influence economic develop-
ment in Gulf County in a very
positive way.
The board also asked Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director Tamara Laine
to organize a meeting with the
Chamber's Board of Directors to
discuss the logistics qf transfer-
ring the EDC under the umbrella
of the Chamber.
This transition was recom-
mended by the EDC to county
commissioners during a recent
board meeting. Commissioners


unanimously support the idea.
Future budget needs were
also discussed during the EDC's
regular meeting.


Upcoming Black

History Program
A historical review of signifi-
cant events and achievements
will be presented by a community
youth group on February 23rd at
7:00 p.m. at the David Jones
Center.
The program will include a
one act play, poems, and a mini
brain bowl. The public is encour-
aged to attend. Admission is free.
This program is sponsored by
Project: Mold-A-Male.


financingg available to prospec-
tive inquiries; and,
5. Solidify public/private partner-
ship with EDC.
Consultants Jim Brantley
- and Brett Wattles also led the
group through a fact-finding ses-
, sion, identifying Gulf County's
assets for economic development,
as well as several downfalls.
Some of the assets mentioned
included-deep water port, rail-
road, Intracoastal Waterway,
skilled work force, strong utility
base, enterprise zone, various
natural resources, quality of life,
education system (including col-

lege branches in close proximity),
airport facilities, sewer, natural
gas, close to interstate, and large
parcels of land.
Pitfalls include--lack of
accommodations, lack of available
land, lack of promotional funds,
lack of communication between
instrumental parties for success-
ful EDC program, and attitude
toward tourism by general public.
Letters of Support
During Monday evening's reg-
ular monthly EDC meeting, the
group voted to issue "letters of


Accident Injures

One Pedestrian
Shortly after midnight on
February 1st, an accident near
the intersection of Martin Luther
King Boulevard and ;Avenue B
was reported to the Port St. Joe
Police Department.
A 1979 Buick, driven by
Andre F. Thomas, 20, of Port St.
Joe, made a left turn off of Martin
Luther King Boulevard onto
Avenue B where it struck a pedes-
trian. Anthony D. Dumas (also of
Port St. Joe), who was standing
alongside the road.
Thomas exited his vehicle,
checked on the pedestrian, and
then left the area. Following an
investigation by Sgt. Terry Carr,
Mr. Thomas was given a citation
for leaving the scene of an acci-
dent with injuries.
Gulf County Ambulance
Service was called to the scene
where they treated Mr. Dumas,
and later transported him to Gulf
Pines Hospital.


On, January : 22nd,, inr the
home of his parents. Master Sgt.
.Stuart Guilford reenlisted in the.
United States Air Force,,for the
sixth and final time before retire-
ment.
His father. Major Carl A.
Guilford. USAF. Retired adminis-
tered the oath of enlistment as his
mother. Billie Jeanne. witnessed.
The Guilfords are residents of
Overstreet.


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Stuart is; married to Kim
Timmons. and along with their
three sons, they currently reside
in Panama City. Stuart and Kim
are 1977 graduates of Port St. Joe
Jr.-Sr. High School.,
i Currently stationed at Eglin
Air Force Base,. Master Sgt.
Guilford has experienced overseas
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FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1998


Wewahitchka Women's Club Presented Program on Dolls


Katherine Elizabeth Nobles

It's a Girl!
Bobby and Kim Nobles would
like to announce that they are
Snw the proud parents of a beau-
tiful baby girl, Katherine Eliza-
beth Nobles, born on December
30 at Gulf Coast. Katherine
weighed six pounds, eight ounces
and was 19 1/2 inches long at
birth.
Her grandparents are Mr.
and Mrs. Howard Davis of Over-
street and Mr. and Mrs.. Teedy
Nobles of Port St. Joe. Katherine's.
great-grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. Bob Nobles of Port St. Joe,
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Fleming, also of
Port St. Joe, Mr. and Mrs. Roland
Allen of Talladega. Alabama, and
'Mr. and Mrs. Charles ,Dayis of
Jacksonville. Her great-great-
grandparents are Mema Wilder of
Port St. Joe and Mr. and Mrs. J.
Fleming ofl Milton, Florida."

Thank You'
For every kindne's, shown to
her during her illness, and for all
the help given at the time of her
death, we express our-deeply felt
appreciation. We thank ,.God for.
everyone, who;, found ways to
." express love and'concern.
The Family of Elwym Blotint


The Wewahitchka Woman's
Club held its regular meeting on
January 14 at the Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative Lounge.
Twenty-one members and one
guest, Ima Jean Watson, were
present.
The program for the meeting
was presented by Bristol resident
Gloria Jacobs-Keenan, an avid
doll collector and owner of the
Little People Company in Bristol.
Club members were captivated by
the wide array of dolls on dis-
play-some of which dated back
to the last century.
Mrs. Keenan stated that doll
collecting ranks third in popu-
larity in this country,, following
stamp and coin collecting. She
explained the evolution of dolls in
the U.S., beginning with the im-
ported French and German mod-
els during the 18th and 19th cent
tries. The first dolls
manufactured in this country
were prodLiced following World
War I.
Gloria displayed a myriad of
dolls, discussing the time periods


Fennell is Finalist in
State Homecoming
Queen Competition
Monique Fennell, the daugh-
ter of Frankie and Vanessa Fen-
nell ol' Port St. Joe, has been se-
lected finalist for Florida's
Homecoming Queen selection to
be held April 4th and 5th at the
Tampa Airport"Marriot. Miss Fen-
nell is the 1997-98 Port St. Joe
High School Homecoming Queen.
Florida's Homecoming. Queen
will receive a cash scholarship
plus an expenses-paid trip to
compete with queens from other
, states, for America's Homecoming
Queen in July in California.
America's Homecoming
Queen. Inc. is a non-piofit organ-
ization promoting education and
educational travel for high school
homecoming queens in all fifty
schools. For further infonnation,
please Cal 'ISI ) 22 7-3123.


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during which the. dolls were pro-
duced-time periods ranging from
the 1800s to modern day. At the
close of the presentation, she
passed around many of the dolls,
allowing the club members to get
a closer look at the painstaking
workmanship involved in their


creation.
President Ruth Hall conduct-
ed the business meeting, an-
nouncing that the district Arts
and Crafts Festival was slated to
take place on Saturday, February
21 in Chattahoochee. She en-
couraged all the members to at-


tend and enter the various cate-
gories. Other club business
centered around money-raising
activities.




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Following the. business meet-
ing, refreshments were served by
Feraldine Greer, Hazel Quick,
and Louise Setterich.


Announce Birth
Kevin and Chri~v Grifflin. of
Lakeland, would likelto announce
the birth of their daughter. Mor.
gan' Christina Griffin. Morgan
was born on December 21 at
Lakeland Regional Medical Cen-
ter. She weighed eight pounds,
three ounces and was 21 inches
long. .. :
Morgan's proud grandparents
are Gus.and Linda Griffin and
Authlir and Cathy Molt. all of
Port St. Joe. and Ternr and Pam
McDaniel of \Weewahitchk3. Her
;great-grandparients are Elsie Grif-
fin of Port St. -Joe and Minnie Ola
NMcDaniel of Wewahitchka. ,



Camellias, dozens of varieties, Satsuma,
Orange, Kumquats, Grapefruit, Lemon, grafted
or special stock that will take low 20's. Fruit
trees for this area: apple, peach, pear, plum,
nectarinte,fig, blueberry, grape, Japanese per-
simmon, pomegranate, pecan, chinky pin.
Dogwood, -red, pink, white, red bud, tulip, mag-
nolia, crepe myrtle, weeping willow, oak leaf
hydrangea Branford pear azaleas

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The Ilse Newell Fund for the
Performing Arts will present the
Tallahassee Swing Band on
Sunday, February 15 at 4:00 p.m.
at historic Trinity Church in
Apalachicola ; Adult, admission
will be $2.00, students $1.00. All

Valentine's Day
Banquet Feb. 14

The New Life Christian Cexn-
ter will be hosting a Valentine's
Day Banquet on February 14 at
6:30 at the Senior Citizen site.
The speaker for the event will be
Pastor James Kelly.
A donation of $10.00 is being
asked for each dinner. The mem-
bers of the congregation of NLCC
would like to extend an invitation
to everyone to come out and join
them for an evening of good fel-
lowship, spiritual food, and many
surprises.
In order to receive tickets,
please contact one of the follow-
ing: Marjorie Peters at 229-8330.
Valerie Thomas at 229-2768. or
Willie Mae Williams at 227-3256.

COrdell to Speak
at AARP Meeting
A.A.R.P. Chapter 3425 will
meet on Wednesday, February
11 th at 12:00 noon ,at the' Gulf
County Senior Citizens Building.
The speaker will be; Bill Cordell, a
certified financial planner.
All members are requested to
bring finger foods; the chapter w\\iI
provide the beverage: Join- them "
and bring a Valentine card to
share and celebrate Valentine's
Day.
Anyone wishing to learri more "
about the Pd6t -St! Jo'-4A.AiR.P. b
chapter and membership it'rnmost a3
welcome. : .IL. :

Optimist Club Dance i
The Optimist Club of Port St.
joe will be having a dance, cele-
brating Jenny's birthday, on
Saturday night, February 7th,
from 7:00 until 11:00 p.m. at the
Centennial Building.! A $3.00
donation will be asked at the door. .
All school-aged children are invit-
ed. :. i


children under 12 attending
should be accompanied by an
adult..
TALLAHASSEE. SWING, a 17-
piece dance band,. features music
*from the big band era. During the
1930's, 40's, and early 50's; swing
,music dominated the popular
music scene. Center stage were
the big bands of Benny Goodman,
Tommy Dorsey,. Glen Miller. Duke
Ellington, Count Basie, and a
host of others who offered a rich
rhythmic sound that had grown
; out of the smaller jazz groups of
the 1920's.
The musicians of Tallahassee
Swing recreate those sounds and
perform music for listening and
dancing. In addition, the band's
repertoire Includes music from
the Broadway stage, Latin
America rhythms, waltzes, and
big band rock 'n roll arrange-
ments.
The. musicians of Tallahassee
Swing have performed on local
radio and television programs, for
the "Celebrate America" program
on the 4th of July, and for numer-.
ous benefits, parties, concerts,
and dances. For over eight years
they have played every Tuesday
night at the. American Legion at
Lake Ella in Tallahassee.
Tallahassee Swing has just
released "For Sentimental
d Reasons", ts sencnd recording. It
is available on CD and cassette.
S The IUse Newell. Fund,
"Communit, Concert Series is
. sponsored by the,' Apalachicola
"Area Historical Society, a 501-C-3
' Educational,, Incorporation.


Historical Society
n Dinner Meeting
-uLc;a Tt. "EJoseph 'Hist'rical So-
ciety dinner meeting will be held
l "at Julie's Res taurant on February
dth at 6:30 p.m, ET. A very Inter-
esting program will be presented
Sby the speaker, George Core.
The society will also hold
their regular meeting on Satur-
day, February 7 at 3:00 p.m. at
the Gulf County Public Library.
All members are urged to attend.

WES Featuring
Valentine Pageant


Letter of Thanks .' The 1998 Valentine Pageant
We have always known the will be heldSaturdayFebruary
value of growing up in a small 7 th at 7:00 p.m.CTeny Sho the
the love and We\\,'ahitchka Elementary School.,
c-kis hown dungtelt The : annual pageant is sponsored
kindness-shown during te lo.ss 'by 'the iGulf County Senior
of our home has surpassed any- by theGulf County Senior
thing that we could have ima-:, s -. ,. ..
gihed. We would like to express Participants are reminded of
our heart-filled appreciation for.," the remaining practices, as fol-
everything done on our behalf. l'ows: Thursday, 3 p.m., CT, for
Thnks again to our friends, third. fourth. fifth, and sixth
mThanks again to our friends, graders: Friday. 3 p.m., CT, for
family, and commumty,. .:
Withsindcenre thanksteens ages 13 to 19; and" Friday,
With sincere thanks, 6 p.m.. CT, dress rehearsal for
.. Brendai'Littles & Emanuel Fisher everyone


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W)t AMD DIM OUPR VALEMTINME

Second Annual St. Valentines Feast!
Spotlighting our award winning dessert bar by.Panama City
News Herald award winning, Cheryl Johnson: Our Death by
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Present Swing Band at

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Performance February 15th


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


Dare Celebration, Parade &


Party Planned for Wednesday


Drs. Raymond C. an


Gants E

Dr., Raymond C. .Gant. and
Dr. Lenora Peters Gant, both
graduates of Washington High
School, have earned their doctor-
ate degrees. ""
Dr. Raymond Gant earned his
degrees from Hampton University
(B.A.), Hampton. Virginia and his
.D.D.S. from Meharry Medical
College in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr. Lenora Peters Gant
.earned degrees from. Florida. A
and M University (B.S.), George.
Peabody College of Vanderbilt
,University (M.A.); and, her Ph .D. in
Education and Human Resource
Development from Virginia
Polytechnic Institute and State
University in Blacksburg,
Virginia.
The couples families reside in
Port St. Joe. Dr. Raymond C. Gant
is the son 'of the late Chester and
Lela Gant and Dr. Lenora Peters
Gant is the daughter of the late
Nathan Peters, Sr., and Mary
Peters who lives in North Port St.
Joe.
-"'The doctors grew up.in Port
St. ,,Joe,_ graduated from
Washington High School, and
Married in'December, 1970. They
f. are apparently the first such mar-
Sried couple both from Port St. Joe
(and graduates -of W.H.S.) who
have earned doctorate degrees..
They feel that their accom-
,' plishmentr'ahe att-ibulable, t6 the
S li care, nurtunng, and encourage-
ment of their families and former
school teachers who expected and
demanded the "best" from them.
Dr. Raymond C, Gant has
completed a 20-year distin-
guished career in the United
.: States Air Force and he is how


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In celebration of the fifth 'and
sixth graders successfully com-
pleting the Drug Abuse Resist-
ance Education (DARE) program
taught by Sgt. Mark Cutler of the
Gulf County Sheriffs Office. there
will be a parade and pizza party.
on February llth. This event %\ill
take place at both ends of the
county-beginning at 11:30 a.m.
ET at the P6rt St. Joe Eltmentar'
School, and. will be continued at:
Wewahitchka Elementaiy' School
at 11:30 a.rnm.CT,
Each parade will begin at the
elementary school and end back
at the schools for a celebration.
There will be red ribbons along
the parade path so everyone can
come out to help recognize these
young people for their accom-
plishment.
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practicing dentistry at Walter
Reed Army Medical Center in
Washington, D.C. He is a member
of Kappa Alpha 'Psi Fraternity, a
public service fraternal organiza-
tion.
Dr. Lenora: Peters Gant is a
Special Assistant and Programs
Officer at the Defense Intelligence
Agency in Washington, D.C. The
couple's Department of Defense
experiences have included assign-
ments in Okinawa (Japan).
Oxfordshire (England), and NATO
inm Brussels (Belgiumi.
On January 22. Dr. Lenora
Peters Gant presented :a. work-
shop and discussion on the
Implementation of Distance
Learning: Critical Factors at the
Third Annual 1998 Government
Learning Technology Symposium
at The Kellogg Conference Center
at Gallaudet University in the
District of Columbia. This sympo-
sium is comprised of federal anid
Department of Defense govern-
ment agencies from around the
country. ,
In Appreciation
The family of D'oroLthy Mae
"Doll Baby" Bunyon wishes to
acknowledge with deep apprecia-
tion the many comforting rmes-
sages, floral tributes, prayers and
maany other- expressiops of kildr-
nes shown.dunring the prolonged
illness and passing of our loved
one. We pray that God will contin-
ue to bless each of you.
Twighla and Sean Bunyon
Joe S. and Eara Buie
Lo\ie Bell Whitfield
Johnny Taylor and Family


Dr. Lenora Gant has had two .
articles published with ,the '
International Society for Perfor- c
mance and Instruction,
Performance and Instruction b
Journal-January 1995. Use of c
Emerging Technologies:' Training

Troops Around the lWrid 'ahd S
February 1996, Lessons' in
Developing Distance Learning. "f
She speaks and represents. d
DoD/DIA at instructional techb- ,
nology national level meetings '
and conferences. She is also J
'active in many community-based \
organizations to include Delta r
Sigma Theta Sorority. Inc.
The couple resides in Oxon, e
Hill. Maryland with their daugh- i
ters. Raemeka and Lela Gant.
c

Byrd Deployed To i
Mediterranean Sea
Navy Petty Officer' 2nd Class
Ervin H. Byrd, a 1989 graduate of
Port, St.. Joe .High School who i
joined the Navy in August. 1989, F
is currently halfway through a
six-month deploymentt 'to the
Mediterranean. Sea aboard the '
multipurpose amphibious assault
ship USS Guam. .
Byrd is one of more than i
3.000,sailors, and marines aboard ;J
theirthe i ,ship. .which ..departed its ..i
j home port of Norfolk, Virginia, in
October as the command ship for
the USS Guam Amphibious
Ready Group (ARC). This group
includes the amphibious trans-
port dock USS Shreveport. the
dock landing ships USS Oak Hill
and USS Ashland and the'24th
Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).
During the first half of the de-'
ploNiyment. BNTd's ship partlclpat-
ed in Exercise Bright Star, a mul-
tinational exercise off the coast of
Egypt designed, to improve unit
readiness and interoperability
w'ith coalition forces. Byrd has -
., had the opportunity to visit Is-
rael, Italy and Spain.
., The USS Guam ARC and its
embarked Marines present a for-'.'
inidable U.S. presence which can
provide a rapid response in times'
,- of cnsis. With helicopters, con-:,
entional landing craft and high'
speed air cushioned assault craft.
sailors and marines like Byrd can
conduct a variety of missions
from reconnaissance and .aniphi-
bious assaults to evacuating civil-
ians and providing humanitarian
aid.


flowers by the Sea

. 32OO-D dighay 98' c B
D 'II'e aLso ha vc:
CANDY & BALLOON DEALS, ,,J
4 Thursday & Friday- FREE Balloon PLANTS, BEARS, BEANIE PUPS .'
w/purchase of RoseBud Vase GIFT BASKETS &
Great for school or office! FRESH ARRANGEMENTS ,
AII Week of Valentine's- FREE box of
candy w/ purchase of Dozen or
Half-Dozen of RosesF
WFREE Drawing for Valentine Bear
Serving: The Beaches, Port St. Joe,
^C Wewa, Tyndall, Parker,
i *Callaway & Panama City -g
iursday, Feb. 12th 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. T
Snday i 'eb. L3t/i 7a.m.-9:00 p.m. CT
Saturday, 'eb. 14thf 7a.m. -8:30 p.m CT
AFS* All major credit cards accepted

Lots of i'fts under $10.00! !


Channel-13 will be at the schools
o show their support and cover
he event. The Army Reserve,
along with the Gulf County
Emergency vehicles, will be in
attendance. This event is brought
o you in cooperation of the fol-
owing: Gulf County Sheriffs
Department, City of Port St. Joe,
he Gulf County Chamber of.
Commerce, WMBB Channel-13,
nd the Army Reserve.
' By unanimous vote at the
Tuesday night City Commission
meeting, the commissioners voted
to honor the students by present-
ng them with a certificate of com-

Rifle Club Will Hold
February Meeting
The Gulf, Rifle Club will hold
ts monthly meeting on Thursday,
February 5, starting at 6:30 p.m.
at its range on Highway 71.
Club. officers nominated and
elected at the January, meeting
will take over the operation of the
club at this time, and several im-
)ortant items pertaining to mem-
)ership will be discussed. At the
eonclusioti of the business meet-
rig, the trap shoot will go on as
scheduled.
The officers for 1998 are as
follows; John Whitfield, presi-
lent; Pat O'Neill, vice-president;
George Fortunas. vice-president:
Cecil Ray Pippen. vice-president:
John Fadio, secretary; David
Whitfield. treasurer: and Zed Sto-
rey, range officer.
All club members are remind-
ed it is time to renew their mem-
bership. Dues will remain at
$15.00 per year. Memberships
can be renewed at the meeting or
by contacting one of the officers.
S'The club has initiated a sign-
n/sign-out log, and all members
ire expected to abide by this new
policy. They need to obtain some
accurate. numbers on range us-
age during the year.
Practice matches on Saturday
mornings will continue through
February. No entry fees are being
charged for these matches, and
his would be an opportunity for
the: newer shooters to get some
practice under match conditions.
Starting with the March
matches, the club will be charg-
qg.ehntry,l fees ad awprding,.tro-
:,hies..For inforTmation about the .
matches. please call 229.-8421.


pletion from the DARE program.
Each student has already been
honored at a ceremony, at their
school, in which they received an
award, lapel pin and a DARE t-
shirt.


Christian Concerned
Society Celebrates
The Christian Concerned So-
ciety will celebrate its first annual
observance of Black History
Month at New ,Bethel Baptist
Church on February 7 at 7:00
p.m. Rev. Jerome Williams, of
Panama City, will be the guest
speaker, for this occasion. The
members of the Society invite eve-
,ryone to attend.


Prices Reduced for


Quick Sale
(Special Sale Will Take Trade)

'94 Chevrolet Lumina......... 6,495
4 Door, V-6, loaded,; 52,000 miles
'94 Mitsubishi Precis.,,...... $2 895
2 Door, H.B., p/s, p/b, automatic, air, 63,000 miles
'94 Hyundai Excel GL .,.,.. 3,1 95
4 Door, Automatic, air cond., stereo, tape, 49,000 miles

'92 Ford Mustang LX.,...... 3,195
2 Door, 4 cyl., p/s, p/b, auto., air cond., cruise control,
power windows, cassette, tape player, 65,000 miles
'92 Toyota Corolla DX......3 3,195
4 Door, clean, runs & drives nice, automatic, air cord.

'92 Dodge Dynasty............ 2,995
4 Door, V-6

'92 Dodge Colt GL.............. 1 ,995
3 Door, s. stick, air cond., runs and drives real good

'88 Mercury Gran Marquis 1,995
4 door, car is in good running & driving shape, auto, power, a/c

'81 Toyota Corolla TE.........$ ,295
2 door, automatic, air cond., good body, runs & drives real good

'89 Ford T-Bird ................. 3,695
-2 Door, V-6, loaded, clean, 63,000 miles

'89 Dodge Ram 50 p/u...... 2,395
Automatic, drives good, air cond.


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Dog Pound Pooches
The 'Gulf County Dog Pound
has several nice dogs for adop-
tion. A six month old part
Weimaraner, a 'male dalmatian
with brown spots, two male cream
colored cocker. spaniels ,(have
been mistreated, one has a cherry


eye which a private citizen will
pay to have fixed if someone will
adopt both), a red lab, a yellow
lab, and one calico cat. ;.
To adopt one of these pets,
call the Gulf County Sheriffs
Department and ask for Johnny
Collins or call the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103.


Humane Society Plans


Animal Control Shelter


The St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society became incorporated on
January 2nd. They are now in the
process of obtaining IRS 501-C-3
tax exempt status. When this is
accomplished, the S.J.B.H.S. will
initiate a membership and contri-
bution drive, with plans of build-
ing a new animal shelter to serve
the Gulf County and City of Port
St. Joe animal control programs.
Since the new facility is a long
term goal, the S.J.B.H.S. has cur-
rently undertaken a project to
improve the existing animal
pounds.:
Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen, Gulf County Animal
Control Officer Johnny Collins,
and Lt. Asst. Chief James Hersey
of, the Port St. Joe Police
Department are all cooperating
with S.J.B.H.S. in this needed
effort.
Johnny Collins' ideas of what
is needed most will be the soci-
ety's foremost guide. This past
week, he had in custody 31 dogs
in just eight dog runs-a common
occurrence. This reflects the
severity of the problems.

Say 9bu Saw It In ie Star!


The society's thanks are
extended to these generous con-
tributors: St. Joe Natural Gas
Company, Windolf Construction,
Inc., St. Joe Hardware (Ashley
Costin), Taunton Building Supply
(David Taunton), Piggly Wiggly
(George Duren), The Star (the
group's first help-over 2 years
worth and still there).
Any other businesses or indi-
viduals who would like to con-
tribute to this effort may call the
St. Joseph Bay Humane Society
at 227-1103, or write P. 0. Box
361, Port St. Joe, FL 32457.

Conduct Nursing

Assistant Class,
Gulf Coast Community
,-College will be conducting a 300
hour course for nursing assis-
'* tants. The class and clinical will
. be given at Bay St. Joseph Care
Center. The first class will be held
on Monday, February t9th from
5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
For further information con-
tact Tessa Goff, RN at 229-2618,
.or call the nursing department at,
Gulf Coast Community College.


Education beyond high
school is more important today
than ever. As we prepare to enter
the next century, changes in
technology are going to come at
an astounding pace. These.
changes will impact our work and
personal lives.
The news is good in 1998 for
continuing post secondary edu-
cation in our area for two rea-
sons. First, the Gulf Coast
Community College Gulf/Frank-
lin Center will open in 1998 mak-
ing higher education more acces-
sible.
Second. the Tax Relief Act of
1997 has several education-relat-
ed provisions that will provide
assistance with education expen-
ses through tax credits and
deductions.
Beginning in 1998 taxpayers
can claim a credit for qualified
tuition paid during the first two
years of post secondary educa-
tion under the Hope Scholarship
Credit. Up to $1,500 in tuition
expense may be allowed as a


direct tax credit. In most
instances this credit will cover
the tuition cost at a community
college for classes or vocational
training for an entire year.
Alternatively there is another
credit available, the Lifetime'
Learning Credit, equalto 200'o of
the first S5.000 in eligible tuition
expenses per year, This credit is
expanded to include education .
and training to acquire and
improve job skills, as well as con-:,
tinuing a degree program beyond
the first two years of college.
The Tax Relief Act also estab-
lished new Education IRA'" and
allows student loan interest up to
$1,000 per year paid after 1997.
as a deduction. All of the educa-
tion tax credits and deductions
phase out at certain income lev-
els. .
For better financial health
take advantage of the new educa-
tion opportunities. Consult with
your local tax professional for eli-
gibility and, ways to reduce the
cost of continuing education.


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Juicy Start For Your Sweetheart


This Valentine's Day

Interested in feeding an appetite for
love, health and happiness this
Valentine's Day? Start your holiday
morning off right by treating the special
person in your life to a Florida Cuisine
breakfast.
From serving orange-kissed mini pan-
cakes to orange yogurt, making a Val-
entine's Day Florida Cuisine breakfast
amehns more than just pouring a glass of
Florida orange juice to g? with the'
usual breakfast fare. Adding orange-
juice to recipes can turn an ordinary
breakfast into an "extra-orange-inary"
one-not only because it tastes good,
'but because it celebrates good health,
-"-- ,- ..."-------.. -- Orange juice can be easily used in
recipes to replace fats, oils and refined
sugars. It also enhances the flavor;of
the food and increases the nutritional
content. Most importantly, orange juice
is a good source of vitamin C. folic
acid, potassium and thiamin-nutrients
every loved one in Nour life needs to
stasy healthy.
------So this Valentine's Day, instead of
exchanging Valentine's gifts and wishes
reaover coffee and donuts, start your loved

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Many more Valentine's Da5s. To pre-
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choice of potato, salad bar, & BBQ bread -.

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Closed Sunday thru Tuesday

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Orange-Kissed Mini Pancakes
With Orange Syrup
Pancake batter:
1/2 cup Florida orange juice
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
2 egg whites, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
Nonstick vegetable
cooking spray


Orange syrup:
1 cup Florida orange juice
1 teaspoon grated Florida
orange peel"
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice


First, prepare the orange syrup by
combining all ingredients in a medium
saucepan and mix until smooth. Cook
Over medium heat until mixture comes
to a boil. Remove from heat and cool
slightly before serving. (Note: Orange
syrup can be made ahead and stored,
covered in the refrigerator, for up to
"three days. Heat before serving.)


To prepare pancakes, combine the
flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a
medium bowl. In a small mixing bowl,
combine the Florida orange juice, but-
termilk, egg whites and oil.
Spray a large skillet or griddle with
non-stick vegetable cooking spray; heat
over medium heat. For each pancake,
spoon a tablespoon of batter onto the
hot griddle. Cook over medium heat
until a few bubbles appear on the tops
and the undersides are golden brown.
Turn once and continue cooking until
the undersides are browned. Place 3-4
pancakes on a plate and drizzle with
orange syrup. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings (six pancakes and 1/4
cup syrup per serving).





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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1998


B .dS from Page 1
the community.
The board will hold a work-
Sshop next week to further discuss
the program.
New Elementary School
Route Delayed
Mayor Johnny Linton said his
phone has been ringing off the
hook since plans to re-route Port
j St. Joe Elementary School traffic
through a residential area on
Juniper and Cypress Avenues
were revealed two weeks ago.
Most of the other commis-
sioners echoed Linton's state-
/ ment.
The board was unanimous in
its decision to delay the plan and
set up a meeting with school offi-
cials to explore other alternatives
to relieve traffic congestion in the
area.
In Other Business
*Agreed to sponsor channel
dredging efforts by the Port
Authority. Two areas along, the
channel entrance in St. Joseph
Bay fall below the required 35'
depth for the deep water channel.
The city will petition the Corps of
Engineers for the dredging pro-
ject.
*Discussed the inmate labor
program with Lt. Carmen
McLemore. McLemore notified the
board that the city needs. to pur-
chase equipment and a van for
their 10-man labor force recently
assigned to them.
*Agreed to go out for bids to
re-roof the'Centennial Building.

t1 Worship91atrthe...t
Church ofYu
Chic thi Sunay


In the photo .above,
Arizona Chemical Maintenance
Supervisor Kenny Wood
receives congratulations and a
jacket from Controller Jerry
Williams, on being selected
"Employee of the Month" for
December. Kenny was com-
mended for doing an outstand-
ing job of maintaining
operations in the Maintenance'
Department while being short-
handed.


Meet The Director Party
Are you someone who likes to
sing, dance and have fun? If so,
plan to attend the "Meet The Di-
rector Party" on February 10, be-
ginning at 7:00 p.m. The. party
will be held at the Woman's Club
Building, located on the corner of
4th Street and Cove Boulevard in
Panama City.
Those attending will have the
opportunity to register to partici-
pate in the Red Stocking Revue.
sponsored by The \Vomans Club
of Panama City. For more infor-
mation, please call Lois at 763-
5876 or Mlarilyn at 785-1117.


Gulf Coast Workforce
Development Board
Will Hold Meeting
The Gulf Coast Workforce De-
velopment Board will hold. its
JTPA Title II-B Rating Committee
Meeting on Thursday, February
26, in the Administrative Confer-
ence Room at Gulf Coast Commu-
nity College, beginning at 9:00
a.m., CST.
The college is located at 5230
West U.S. Highway 98, Panama
City, Florida 32401. All interested
parties are invited to attend.
C.P.U. is Forming
Women's Support
The Citizens Patrol Unit of
Port St. Joe has announced its
plans to form a support group for
women living in the Gulf County
area.
For more information on their
plans and goals for the group,
please call Jenatta Rouse at (850)
647-3932.
Correctional Officers
Course Will Begin
The Criminal Justice Training
Academy of Gulf Coast Communi-
ty College will conduct a part-
time Correctional Officer Basic
Standards course at the academy
facility in Southport; beginning
on Wednesday. February 25. This
course will meet four nights a
week, four hours a night, for ap-
proximately eight and one-half
months.
Correctional Officer Basic
Standards is required In order to
be eligible for the Florida Certili-
cation Examination for Correc-
tional Officers.
These courses do require ad-


Wes Whitefield of the National Children's "Fire Pup" program. The program takes tl
Fire Safety Council, shown above, left, fire safety story to all elementary schools
presents a plaque to John Ford, fire chief, the area, and presentation to the pupils
for the department's participation in .the fire safety coloring books and posters.

Herring to Serve As Curriculum Specialist
Paul McLaughlin, Director of Rodney Herring -of Port St. Joe Association of Secondary Schc
,,,Athletics for the Florida High High School to serve as the Principals to work as a counsel:
SSchool Activities Association and Cumculum Specialist for their, for their National Leadersl-
Executive Director for the Florida three summer leadership work-. Camp in Castine,, Maine.
Association of Student Councils, shops. Y.. Young people from grad
has announced the selection of The FHSAAs camps are held nine through 19. attend the


vance application. For additional
information, please contact Lorne
Brooks or Jackie Vaughn on the
main campus at (850) 747-3233,
Monday through Friday, from
8.00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. CST. or
call Ray Jackson in the Port St.
Joe office at (8501 229-2760 on
Tuesday or Thursday from 1:00
p.m. to 5:00 p.m., EST.


each summer near Haines City for
student leaders from throughout
the state.
Hernng is a member of the
social studies department at Port
St. Joe High Schooland advisor to
the Student Council. He has
worked as a Senior Counselor at
10 previous FHSAA summer
workshops. and was employed
last summer by the National


he
in
of


ool
lor
hip,,,

[es


camps annually, and, over the
,past several years, a number of
Port St. Joe students have taken
part. Students from all back-
grounds are welcome--Key Club
and Keyettes, band, Honor
Society. athletics and cheerlead-
ing. to mention a few. For addi-
tional information, interested per-
sons may contact Rodney Herring
at Port St. Joe High School.


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


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Live Entertainment
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Chargrilled Filet Mignon with Wild Mushroom Demiglaze,
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Gulf County NAACP Making

Plans for Black History Month


The National Association for
the Advancement of Colored
People is proud to share with the
community "The Study of Afro-
American Life and History in Gulf
County" to commemorate Black
History Month.
The 1998 celebration will
mark the 73rd observance initiat-
ed by Carter G. Woodson. The
Gulf County NAACP kicked off the
event by paying tribute to the Rev.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., host
ongoing. NAACP membership dri-
ves, set up read-a-thon for the
youth, provided paid expense for
delegates to attend the civil rights
training held January 23-24 in
West Palm Beach.
For Black History Month, the
Gulf County NAACP plans to cap-
ture the Civil Rights Movement of
Gulf County through promoting
NAACP membership renewal and
Its principles on civil rights, his-
torical writings published, and
the significant accomplishments
made by local African Americans.
This year marks the second
observance of hometown recogni-
tion of African-American present-
ed by the Gulf County NAACP
branch.
During the month of Black
History, the purpose of our goal is
two fold-first, to call attention of
the American people to the exis-
tence of distinguished merit and
achievement among Americans of
African descent, and secondly, to


serve as a reward for such
achievement and as a stimulus to
the ambition of youth of African
descent..
The Gulf County NAACP gives
special recognition to the
Washington High School girls'
basketball team of 1952, which is
a memorable tribute of honoring
our past, fulfilling our presence,
and preparing for our future.
The, study revealed, for nearly
50 years, African-Americans from
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka
have excelled honorably in the
area of sports. The struggle con-
tinues, for the youth, the living
legend, who master the skills in
track, football, basketball and
baseball.
According to the study,
African-Americans in Port St. Joe
and Wewahitchka have made sig-
nificant contributions to the
growth in religion, education, pol-
itics, social and civic organiza-
tions, and economic development
in Gulf County. The Gulf County
NAACP branch salutes these indi-
viduals and their noteworthy
achievements.
The Gulf County NAACP
Branch is exceedingly grateful for
the knowledge, patience, and
cooperation received in producing
this history-from Ernest "Scott"
Washington, James Rouse,
Geraldine Williams, Christine
Bailey Colin. Willie Mae Farmer
Harris, Lillian Russ, Louise


Current Celebration Will
Mark 73rd Observance First
Initiated by Carter G. Woodson
in 1926 As Negro History Week


1952 Washington High School girls' basketball team-{kneel-
ing, 1 to r] Ruth Jones Phillips and Dorothy Mount. [standing, I
to r] Pearlie Sylvester, Bertha Godwin, Lillian Fenell and Aldonia
Dawson Quinn. Members not shown are Mertha McNabb, Moreda
Garland, Christine Bailey Colvin, Pearlie Chester, Lettis Ann
Leslie Givens and Jetty Taylor.


Jones, the late Fletcher Bowers,
Dorothy Williams Mills, Billie King
Thomas, Aldonia Dawson Quinn.
George Powe, Lola and Thadus
Russ and Dewitt Brown.


Gulf County TDCB
Meeting Feb. 19th

The Gulf Count' Transporta-
tion Disadvantaged Coordinating
Board has announced a meeting
to'.which all persons are invited.
The. agenda will include the
Community Transportation Coor-
dinator's Quarterly Operational
and' Financial Report, Federal
Transit Administration grant
applications, and the Commission
for the Transportation Disadvan-
taged Report.
The meeting will be held in
the Gull County ,Commission
room in Port St. Joe on Thursday.
February 19 at 2:00 p.m.,. ET.
For more information, or if
ryou require special accommoda-
tions at the meeting because of a
disability or physical impairment,
contact Vanita Anderson at the
Apalachee Regional Planning
Council at (8501 674-4571.


Fantasy Opens New Gulf Co. Office


Fantasy Properties of Mexico'
Beach recently purchased the
Newman Construction office on
Simmons Bayou, Port St. Joe.
This is the site of their new Gulf
County office which will specialize
in property management handling
quality vacation rentals.
Tb ol'-rn h, a .large sales


staff dedicated to the Gulf County
office and can handle all your
commercial, residential, and lots
and acreage needs. The new office
is now Iopen, and John and
Charlie Delorme, owners are plan-
ning a grand opening in the near
future.


From left, are Colonel Buddy Kobarg, Jr., Colonel Mike Weston and Cynthia Weston


Former Resident Receives Promotion


A promotion ceremony for
Colonel Mike Weston was held
Friday, January 30 at the Tyndall
* Air Force Base' Officer's Club.
Narrator for the ceremony was
Colonel C. J. Wiles. The National
Anthem was sung by Mary.Lou
Cumbie :and the invocation was
given,by Temple Watson. Officiat-
ing at the ceremony was Colonel
Buddy Kobarg, Jr.


Panhandle Piecemaker
Quilt Club's Meeting
Guests are invited to the reg-
ular program and business meet-
ing Thursday. February 12th at
7:00 p.m. at St. James Episcopal
Church, located at 800 22nd
Street in Port St. Joe. The pro-
gram will be given on piecing the
quilting diagonal striped pillow
tops.
It's not too late to join and
participate in the Inn of making a
mystery quilt*". Each month
instructions for that month are
given for another step. The mys-
tery is you won't know what the
quilt will look like until it is fin-
ished. See you there!


The Colonel is a member of
the United States Air Force and
serves as the Chief of Plans and
Programs Division. Directorate of
Plans and Programs, Headquar-
ters Air Education and Training
Command at Randolph Air Force
Base in Texas.
Mike is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. C.R. Weston of Port St. Joe.
He graduated from Port St. Joe


Anna D. Hobaugh
Anna Dellapent Hobaugh, 93,
died Friday. January 30. at
Effingham Extended Care Facility
in Springfield, Georgia.
The New York native was a
member of Port St. Joe's United
;Methodist Church. She was. a
homemaker, a life member of the
Eastern Star, and the widow of
Earl Hobaugh, former superinten-
dent at Union Camp and St Joe
Paper Company.
Survivors include her sister,
Madeline Navidonski of Guyton;


High School in 1967 and from the
University, of West Florida in
1972 ,
Colonel Weston Is married to
the former Cynthia Ellen Cald&
well, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Harold C. Caldwell, of Panama
City. A reception followed the, cer-
emony and was attended by fami-
ly, fonnrmer teachers, classmates.
and friends of the couple. "


two nieces. Margaret Vito of Long
Island. New York and Ann Casler
of Syracuse. New York.
Funeral services were held
Sunday at Thomas C. Strickland
Funeral Home. Graveside services
were at. 3 p.m. on Monday.
February 2 at Holly Hill Cemete{r
in Port St. Joe. Thomas C.
Strickland Funeral Home,
Effingham Chapel was directing
all the arrangements.
Remembrances may be givegp
to the First Baptist Church of Port
Wentworth, P. 0. Box 4066, Port
Wentworth, GA 31407.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1998 PAGE 9A


It's "Crunch Time" for Deer Hunters


For many white-tailed deer
hunters, it's "crunch time." Deer
are rutting in most Northwest
Florida counties, and this is one
of the best opportunities for some
hunters to kill a buck.
Dr. Robert Vanderhoof, Deer
Management Section Leader for
the Florida Game and Fresh Wa-
ter Fish Commission, says the rut
is a term that denotes breeding
activity by both does and bucks..
As a general rule, he says the far-
ther north in Florida you go, the
later the rut occurs.


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a public hearing,
Tuesday, February 10. 1998 at 6:05 p.m.,. E.T. to
consider the adoption of an ordinance with the fol-
lowing title:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH
PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR
SMALL-SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS
PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY UNDER
STATESTATUTES SECTION 163.3187,
SPECIFICALLY'CHANGING THE LAND
USE OF 7.37 ACRES OF THE AREA
NEAR THE UNINCORPORATED AREA
OF HOWARD CREEK (TAX ID #00363-
OOOR) IN UNINCORPORATED GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM AGRICUL-
TURE, HIGH DENSITY TO RESIDEN-
TIAL LOW DENSITY: PROVIDING FOR
A COPY ON FILE AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
/s/Benny C., Uster. /s/ Warren J Yeager. Jr.
Clerk Chairman
ltc, February 5. 1998.
t. NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9798-07
The Gulf County Board or County Commissioners
will receive sealed bids from any person, company
or corporation Interested in selling the County the
following equipment
R-12 IPreon) Recharger and Reclalmer with
storage tank
R-134A (Freon) Recharger and Reclaimer
with storage tank
Electronic Leak Detector (Freon)
Questions regarding this bid should be directed to
Don Butler. Chief Administrator. 1000 Fifth Street.
Port St..Joe. Florida 32-156. 18501 229 611 I
Delivery date must be. specified and liquidated
damages for failure to deliver unit on specified dale
will be set at S25.00 per day
Please indicate on the envelopethat this is a
SEALED BID and the BID NUMBER. All bids must
be received by 5 00 p.m.,- E.T. on February 24.
1998 the Office of the Clerof the Clk of Circuit Court.
1000 Fifth Street, Room 148. Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. (850) 229-6113. ,
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
Sbids.- .
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
By: Warren J. Yeager, Jr., Chairman
2tc. February 5 and 12. 1998.
STATE OF FLORIDA-
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protection gives
notice of its Intent to Issue a Permit (File No DF03
130w81Si to the City of Port St. Joe. P 0. Box 278.
Port St.L Joe 32457. to 1ill approximately 0 70 acres
of Juritdicuonal wetlands for the purpose of a
sewer extension. conrbucbon of a road and a sub-
dIvlsioonr` 'anoaliarI has offered-to create 0 546
'icres '5f1 et'ads ald pIace altdtdff0'566-acf'k
of wetlands into a c eprrauon.a.ermenl as rmn-
ganon
The project site Is located on Monica Drive. Gulf
County Florida. Sectuon 18. Township 8 South
Range 10 West
A person whose substantial mterests are allected
by the Departments proposed decisions In this
pernait may peuuon for an adminisu-aute proceed.
ing (heanngj In accordance with Section 120 57
FS Petitions filed by the permit applicant and the
parues listed below must be filed within 14 days of
receipt of this Intent Petitions filed by other per.
sons must be filed wii-ln 14 days of publication of
the public notice or within 14 days of their receipt
of thus intent, whichever occurs first Third party
petitioners shall mail a copy of the petituuon to the
applicant at the address indicated above at the
ume of tiling Failure to file a petition within this
ritune period shall constitute a waiver of any right
such persons may haec to request and adminilsra
t*Ue determnmauon (hearmnng) under Section 120 57.
FS The peuiuon must be filed Irecenedl r.
Department of Enmionirental Protecuon
Office of General Counsel MS*35
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard
Tallahassee FL 32399-3000
The peudon must contain the mformauon set brtnh
below
(a The name, address, and telephone number
of each petitioner. the applicants name
S* and address the Deparunent Permit File
Number and the county or which the pro-
'" ject is proposed.
(b) A statement of how and when each petl
noner received noUce of the Department s
.acuon or proposed action
(c.) A statement of how each peUuoner s sub-
stanual interests are affected by the
Dc apartment's acuon or proposed action.
Id I A statement of material facts disputed by
Peunoner if arm
(e I A-statement of facts which petitioner con-
tends warrant reversal or modificauon of
S'. the Department's action or proposed
action.
(f.) A statement of which rules or statutes
petironer contends require reversal or
modification of the Department's action or
proposed action; and
(g) A statement of the relief sought b. pet.
utner. staung precitel thle action peuuon.
er wants the Department to take with
respect o10 the Department s acuon or pro-
S posed action.


"Does will be receptive to
breeding at some point during the
rut," Vanderhoof said. "But, it's
bucks hunters key on. Bucks
tend to display agonistic behavior
toward other bucks, sometimes
fighting or challenging each other
to see who is dominant."
"At the same time, they lose
some of their wariness and in-,
crease their home range, which
makes them more susceptible to
hunting pressure."
As unbelievable as it sounds.
the rut -in Florida is staggered


If a petition is filed, the administrative hearing,
process will constitute a renewed determination of
the Department's decision on the application.
Accordingly, the Departments final action may be
different from the position taken by it in this
intent. Persons whose substantial interests will be
affected by any decision of the Department with
regard to the application have the right to petition
to become a par-t to the proceeding The petition
must conform to the requirements specifled above'
and be riled Ireceived] within 14 days of receipt of
this Intent. in the Office of General Counsel at the
above address Failure to peuuon within the.
allowed rime frame constitutes waiver of any right
such person has to request a hearing under-
Section 120 57, F S., and to paruclpate as a party
to this proceeding Any subsequent intervention
will only be at the approval of the presiding officer
upon moon filed pursuant to Rules 286.5 207 and.
60Q92010 FAC
lie. February 5. 1998


over a seven-month period. In
portions of the Everglades the rut
reaches its zenith around July
21. In Collier County, biologists
say it peaks on August 12.


Swamp Shooters

Coming Again!!
Chuck 'Gannori, athletic
director of Port St. Joe High
School has announced that the
'Swamp Shooters" will, again be
playing in the Dome this year. The:
group of former and alumni
University of Florida players plan
to play the Sharks in a game on
March 25th at 7:30 p.m.
Led by Kerwin Bell of the.
Baltimore Colts last year, the
group provided inspirational lead-
ership messages to the youth and
spectators Involved.
Currently the athletic depart-
ment is seeking businesses or
industry to sponsor the Swamp
Shooters. If you would like to be a
sponsor please contact Gannon at
227-1387 or at home at 229-
9030.

Little League

Needs Umpires


GULF COUNTY
FIRST PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Panama City resident Bob
Gulf County is considering applying to the Flondca Wilson, president of the umpire
Department of Commrunity AflIairs IDCAJ for a association servicing many of, the
Small Cities Cornmnunity Development Block Grant
ICDBGI of up to 8750.000 These funds must be surrounding baseball leagues,
used for one of the folioaing purposes: will be conducting two umpire
I To benefit low and moderate Income persons. clinics for the' local Dixie Youth
2. To aid in the preienuon of elimination of slum and Dixie Boys leagues.
or blight or They will be held on
3. To meet other community development needs Stti.hrday, ilFebruary 21st and
of recent origin hating a particular urgency Saturday, February 21st, and
because existing conditions pose a serious and Saturday. February 28th, begin-
immediate threat to the health or welfare of the
Community and where other financial ning at 3:00 p.m. at the little
resources are not available to meet such league ball fields located on Tenth
needs Street in Port St. Joe.
The categories of actiuvies for which these funds
may be used are in the areas of housing. neighbor You must attend at least one
hood revitalization. commercial revitallzauon. or -'ofthe clinics to umpire in the Port
economic development and include such improve.
ment activities as acquislion of real property, St. Joe Dixie Baseball League this
loans to pn-ate-for-profit business. purchase of- ar. Clinics are also open to
machinery and equipment construction of Infra ea. are aso pen
structure., rehabilitation of houses and commercial coaches.
buildings, and energy conservation Additional Please contact a board mem-
information regarding the range of activies that Please contact a board mem-
may be undertaken will be provided at the public ber if you would like to attend.
hearing. This season's board members are
For each activity that Is proposed, at least 51% of Ga V hte TraviS Bure
the funds must benefit low andmoderate income r vWhite, Travis Burge,
.persons Suzanne Besore, Mike Todd,
In developing an application for submission to Harlan and Donna Haddock.
DCA. Gulf County must plan to minimiumze displace. .I y ot
mien of persons as a result of planned CDBG acuv Come out and help our youth
Ities. In addition. Gull County is required to devel, learn good sportsmanship
op a plan to assist displaced persons '.
The public hearing to receive tlszen 1ew con ', '. ,
cerning the corrmunit 5 econornic and communi G rls' Soft l 11
ry deselopmeni needs will be held in the '"ir s' Softball
Commission Chambers a 1000 5th Street Port St
Joe FL. or, February 10. 1998 at 6 00 p m For P l
information concerning the public hearing contact
Don Buder. 1000 5th Street. Port St Joe. FL.
32456. Telephone 190-,1 229 6111 The Port St. Joe Girls' Softball
The public hearmnng Is being conducted In'a h pdi- .,, .
capped accessible location Any handicapped per. League will hold Its- tryouts on the
s .on' requiring -a-ln.nfnrpreSei fr*ttheth rnu. tfollwig u i 's.'and' tImes:.- -. ,
Impaired or the usually impaired should contact
Don Butler at least five calendar days pno to'the *Fast Pitch-(ages 13 and
meeting and an interpreter wall be provided Any 14) Friday February 6th begin-
non-English speaking person wishing toattend the 14) Friday, Februay begin
public hearing should contact Don Butler at least ning at 5:30 p.m.;
five calendar days pnor 10 the meeting and a lan-
guage Interpreter will be provided To access a eModified Pitch-(ages 1 1
Telecomminunlcauon Device for Deal' Persons (TDDI and 12) Sunday, February 8th,
please call 18001 955-8771 An, handicapped per.
son requiring special accommodation at this meet. beginning at 1:00 p.m.;
ing should contact Don Buter at least flie calendar
days pnor to the meeting Machine Pitch-(ages 8
A Fair Housing Workshop will be conducted Imme- through 10) Sunday, February
diately after the public hearing on the same date at 8th, beginning at 1:00 p.m.; and
the same location
EQUALOPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT. HANDICAP *CoaCh Pitch-(ages 5
ACCESSIBLE AND FAIR HOUSING JURISDICTION through 7) Friday. February 6th.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA beginning at 5:30 p.m.
By Warren J Veager. Jr. Chairman fPlease note: 'ages" above are based
it, February5.'1998. :"' ''. onplaer's age reached prior *to


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Gull Counn Board of County Commissioners
will hold a public hearing Tuesday February 16.
1996 at 6 05 pm E T to consider the adoption of
an ordinance ilth the following title
AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE
PLACEMENT OF 'MOBILE HOMES.
AND MODULAR HOMES IN THE UNIN-
CORPORATED AREAS OF GULF COUN-
TY. FLORIDA PROHIBITING PLACING
OF MOBILE HOMES. AND MODULAR
HOMES WITHOUT FIRST OBTAINING
A PERMIT: PROHIBITING THE OCCU-
PATION OF MOBILE HOMES AND
MODULAR HOMES UNLESS THE SAME
MEETS CERTAIN CODES AND STAN-
DARDS SET FORTH HEREIN: PRO-
HIBITING THE INSTALLATION OF
ELECTRICAL SERVICES UNTIL PROP-
ER PERMITS HAVE BEEN ISSUED: ,
DESIGNATING THE GULF COUNTY
BUILDING OFFICIAL AS THE ADMIN-
ISTRATIVE AND ENFORCEMENT OF
THE ORDINANCE: PROVIDING FOR
FEES FOR PERMITS AND/OR INSPEC-
TION: PRESCRIBING PENALTIES FOR
VIOLATIONS AND PROVIDING FOR
INJUNCTIVE RELIEF FROM SAME:
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND'
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE
/s' Benny C Lister ,'s/ Warrcn J Yeager, Jr.
Clerk Chairman
Itc. February 5. 1998.


September Ist of this year. /
All tryouts will be held at the
10th Street softball field. Please
do your best to be on time.
If you have any questions
about which tryout to attend,
please contact Paula Boone at
647-5031 or Beverly Crocker at
647-3354.

,,Weekend Harvest of

Black Mullet Restored
All:area fisherine are advised
that on February 1st, the closure
of weekend harvest of black nIul-
let for purchase, sale, exchange
or offer to purchase, sell, or ex-
,change reopened.


Near Lake City in Northeast
Florida, bucks are rutting in late
October. Moving west through the
Panhandle, the rut on Eglin Air
Force Base is around February
22.
Although opinions vary, Van-
derhoof said some hunters like to
hunt "scrapes," or pawed spots,
during the rut that bucks are be-
lieved to revisit. Others like to
hunt where there's lots of deer.
sign and movement.
'W Vanderhoof said there is one
certainty about the rut.
"Wherever you have does, you
can expect that bucks will be
there as well," he said.

New Fisheries

Management

Plan Approved
The Governor and Cabinet re-
cently approved a series of man-
agement rules and rule amend-
ments proposed by the Marine
Fisheries Commission regarding
several important Florida saltwa-
ter fisheries. These rules 'and
amendments took:effect ornJanu-
ary 1. The commission has also
issued an advisory regarding the
Gulf of Mexico,red snapper fish-
ery, These new rules and amend-
ments are as follows: ; '
Concerning amberjack, the
rules reduce the recreational dai-
ly bag limit for greater amberjack
to one fish per person statewide.
and prohibit the sale of any am-
berjack species (greater or less
amberjack, almaco jack and
banded rudderfish) during
March. April and May of each
year. i .
Also prohibited is the sale of
any amberjack species less than
36-inches fork length at any time:
require all amberjack to be land-
ed in a whole condition (Including
'such fish harvested commercial-
ly).
Finally, they establish 14
inches minimum and 20 inches
maximum fork length size limits
and an aggregate recreational dai-
ly bag limit of five fish per person
for banded rudderfish and lesser
amberjack.
Concerning snapper, the new
regulations establish a 16 inch
minimum size limit for red snap-
per in the state waters of the Gull
of Mexico. Established in tandem
With this is a 10 inch minimum
i


Winners!-- In the photo above [L to R] Paul Gant
and Ashlyn Parker display the FSU autographed football deliv-
ered by Steve Lawrence as the prize in the 1998 PSJHS Project
Grad giveaway recently.


size limit for vermillion snapper
ha rested in all state waters.
Lastly, new' rules have 'been
passed regarding the, practice of
"spearing." These rules establish
that "spearing" shall include all
lorms of spearfishing, bow hunt-

Apalach Named

#1 Sports Town.

In its February edition, Sports
Afield magazine named Apala-
chicola one of America's top 50
"Best Outdoor Sports Towns". The
cover story features Apalachicola.
calling it a "perfect little piece of
the Florida Panhandle".
The chart that follows the
article lists the top 50 towns, their:
main attractions, population sta-
tistics and "local lore".
Charles Gaines. who wrote
the article. visited the town and
spoke with Tom and Chris
Robinson, of Robinson and Sons
Outfitters, fishing guides located
in the center of Apalachicola.
Gaines' article, entitled
"Apalachicola,. Florida is this
place PARADISE or what?", says
"Apalachicola is on the cusp of a
new boom. this one occasioned
partly by a sportsfishing resource
which in variety and quality is
hard to match anywhere in the
state."


ing and igrging.
In addition, they allow the
spearing 'of all saltwater finfish,
species except for the following:
snook, red drum, spotted sea-
trout. weakfiJsh. bonefish. tarpon,
permit pompano, African pompa-
no, tripletail, sharks. billfish, ma-
rine aquarium species,, and all.
other species for ,which harvest is"
prohibited L(i.e., jewfish. Nassau
grouper, spotted eagle rays. man-
ta rays and sturgeonl.

Harvest Closure
Fishermen are reminded that
the month of February each year
the harvest of spotted seatrout is
closed in the Northwest Region.
The "Northwest Region" means all
state waters north and west of the
Pasco-Pinellas county line to the
Florida-Alabama border, and
adjacent federal Exclusive
Economic Zone IEEZ) waters.
The size limit ini the
Northwest Region remains a total
length of not less than 15" or
greater than 24". A person may
harvest one spotted seatrout per
day with a total length greater
than 24". The daily bag limit
remains at seven spotted seatrout
per day.
Current size and bag limit
brochures are available at all local
tax collectors' offices and major
sporting goods stores in the area.


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Lady Sharks District Runner-Up


ST. JOE 50, WEWAHITCHKA 33
Friday, January 30
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
knocked off the Wewahitchka
Lady Gators in the first round of


PSJ Dixie Baseball
FINAL Registration
The Port St. Joe Dixie
Baseball League officers would
like to announce a FINAL registra-
tion for the 1998 season-. The
FINAL registration will be held,
this Friday (February 6th) from,
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Port St.
Joe Fire Station.
Parents are reminded to bring
your child with you for uniform
sizing and a copy of the child's
birth certificate to be placed on
file with the league for insurance
purposes.
If you have any questions,
please feel free .to contact Gary
White at 229-9333 (work) or 227-
3312 (home), or Suzanne Besore
at 229-2708.


the girls' District 3-2A basketball
tournament.
The Lady Sharks, who were
seeded last in the district,
outscored the Lady Gators, seed-
ed #2, 16-7 in the first quarter of
play. Port St. Joe increased its
lead to 25-11 by the end of the
first half, and to 37-13 in the
third quarter.
Wewahitchka rallied in the
final period, but it wasn't enough
, to overcome the Lady Sharks, who
,clinched a spot in the District 3-
2A finals and the first round of
the playoffs.
Renece Jackson led the Lady
Gators with 21 points. Courtney
Lenox had a game-high 22 points
and hit five of six shots from the
foul line for the Lady Sharks.
ST. JOE (50) -:-Belin 8, Lenox
22, Royster. 2, Towner 2, Gant 7,
L. Johnson 1, M. Johnson 6,
Thompson 2.
WEWA (33) Taunton 5,
Jackson 21, Baudisova 2,
Hendrix 3, Hanlon 2.
ST. JOE 16 9 2 13 50
WEWA 7 4 2 20 33

ST. JOE 49, BLOUNTSTOWN 56
Monday, February 2
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
could not overcome a 25-20 first
half deficit, as Blountstown held
on for the District 3-2A
Championship. The Lady Sharks
were outscored 33-29 in the sec-
ond half of play.
Courtney Lenox led the Lady
Sharks with 14 points, while
Shenetta Towner added 11 points
for Port St. Joe.
The Lady Sharks will travel to
Bristol, the District 4-2A chamnpi-
-on, Friday night for the first
round of the play-offs. Game time
is set for 7:30 ET.
ST. JOE (49) Belin 8, Lenox
14, Towner 11, Gant 6, Johnson
8, Towner 11.
B'TOWN (56) Gucciardo 1,
Hall 13, Bates 16, Carter 10,
Davis 15.


Diana Taunton (13) puts up a shot over the Lady Sharks' Emily
Thompson and Lacey Jonson during Friday night's District 2-2A
tournament.


Gators Split In BB Action


Summers Signs With TCC


Port St. Joe High School's
Wayne Summers signed a full
scholarship to play baseball for
Tallahassee Community College:
this past Wednesday. Summers
will play in the outfield for the


Eagles and may also do some
pitching.
Wayne hit .469 last season for
the Class 3A State Champions.
Summers had 45 hits in 96 at-
bats with 11 doubles. four home.


runs, and had 35 RBI.
Summers had a 6- 1 record
with one save on the mound for
the Sharks with a 3.38 ERA. He
struck out 40 batters in 37 1/3
innings.


#5 Ranked Sharks Win 3


ST. JOE 76, BLOUNTSTOWN 57
Friday, January 30
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
improved to 4-0 in the regular
season District 3-2A and 14-8
overall with Friday night's win
over Blountstown. They took a
17-10 lead by the end of the first
quarter and increased it to a 15
point 38-23 lead by intermission.
The Tigers narrowed Port St..
Joe's lead to, six when they
outscored the Tiger Sharks 27-18
in the third quarter. But, the Tiger
Sharks bounced back with a 20-7
final period.
ST. JOE (76) Adkison 2, R.'
Chambers 19, D. Chambers 2,
Daniels 17, Jenkins 4, Larry 2,
McNair 10, Pittman 20. ,
B'TOWN (57) Bess 16, Mosley
10, Speights 8, Baker 11, Pratt
10, Paige 2.
ST. JOE 17 21 18 20 76
B'TOWN 10 13 27 7 57
ST. JOE 73, APALACHICOLA 45
Saturday, January 31
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
blew out Apalachicola Saturday
night in "The Dome" to improve to
15-8 on the season. The Tiger
Sharks jumped out to an early
23-8 by the end of the first quar-
ter, and led the rest of the game.
Port St. Joe had three players
in double digits and 10 players
that scored points. James Daniels
led the Tiger Sharks with a game-
high 20 points. Tyson Pittman fol-
lowed with 15 points and
Tremalne Lewis added 11 points
for Port St. Joe, ranked #5 in
'Class 2A.
ST. JOE (73) Adkison 3,
Chambers 9, Daniels 20, Dixon 2,
Jenkins 3, Larry 2, McNair 6,
Pittman 15, Quinn 2, Lewis 11.
APALACH (45) Players.
ST. JOE 23 12 12 26 73
APALACH 8 16 8 13 45

ST. JOE 79, BAY HIGH 52
Tuesday, February 3
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks,
ranked #5 in Class 2A, improved
to 16-8 with Tuesday night's 27
point win over Bay High. The
Tiger Sharks jumped out to a 20-


13 lead by the end of the first
quarter and led 33-28 at halftime.
Port St. Joe outscored Bay
High 46-24 in the second half.
with 27 of those points coming in
the fourth quarter.
Tyson Pittman led the Tiger
Sharks with a game-high 17
points. Rod Chambers followed
with 15 points., James Daniels 12
points, and Travis Jenkins added
11 points for Port St. Joe. Both
Chambers and Jenkins hit three
three-pointers.
ST. JOE (79) Adkison 2, R.
Chambers 15, D. Chambers 7,
Daniels 12, Dixon 4, Jenkins 11,
Larry 4, McNair 4, Pittman 17,
Quinn 2, Lewis 1.
BAY HIGH (52) Kainer 4,
Burden 2, Simmons 5, Woodfaulk
8, Wade 10, Stanley 10, Bryant
13.
ST. JOE 20 13 19 27 79
BAY HIGH 13 15 12 12 52
Next Week's Schedule
The Tiger Sharks will con-
clude their regular season this
week, first facing Quincy Shanks
in back to back games-on the
road Friday and in "The Dome"
Saturday. Then, on Monday,

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WEWA 67, APALACHICOLA 62
Friday, January 30
The Wewahitchka Gators
outscored Apalachicola 27-18 in
the final period of play to beat the
SSharks Friday Night. The Gators
trailed 25-23 at halftime and by
four points by the end of the third
quarter.
Cecil Jackson led the Gators
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Banks 4, Stanley 13.
WEWA' 14 91727 -67
APALACH 14 11 19 18 62
WEWA 73, BAY HIGH 80
Saturday, January 31
The Wewahitchka Gators
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half lead as Bay High came back
to outscore the Gators 47-35 in
the second half of play.
Cecil Jackson and Luke
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WEWA (73) Morgan 2,
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The Coorful ast 9of5Port-St. Jo


My version of the history of the ancient city 1812-1854
and the ensuing dormancy of the area prior to 1910, when
the new town of Port Saint Joe was established. A moderate
narrative of subsequent facts and events of the new town,
1910 through 1966, also is given.

by Henry A. Drake
March 1967


Peter W. Gautier, Jr. and his father the Rev. Mr. Gautier, Sr., had
become large planters in the area southeast of St. Joseph and also in the
vicinity of Dalkeith, about 15 miles to the north, where slave descendants
still reside on land formerly a part of the Gautier Plantation. The senior
Gautier, a very pious man, founded Webbville Academy 10 miles north-
west of Marianna in Jackson County. This was the first chartered edu-
cational institution in Florida, having been chartered by the Territorial
Council on December 22, 1837.
During. the 1830's, the area of the Chattahoochee River Valley, far .
inland to the lower regions of Alabama and Georgia, was in a rather high
state of development for that period and the Apalachicola River System
was fifth. if not greater, in commercial importance among the navigable
rivers of the United States. Apalachicola, situated at the mouth of the,
Apalachicola River 25 miles to the east of St. Joseph, had been estab-l
lished as a port for cotton export trade and a like amount of imports from
the New England states and European countries.
Apalachicola was an arch enemy of St. Joseph in the struggle for port
supremacy. The transportation methods during this period were limited
to hand-propelled barge lines and it was with much difficulty that large
quantities of freight could be transported to shipside. The only harbor
available being anchorage at Carrabelle, known as Dog Island Cove, 25
, miles from the mouth of the Apalachicola River, across from St. George
Sound. The barges were as frail and light of construction as the traffic
permitted to propel the barges with poles, through the deeper channels
of the lower Apalachicola River.
St. Joseph Bay had been known to sailors and seamen, generally, as
a deep, safe and secure anchorage in stormy weather, and many trade
vessels plying the waters of the Gulf of Mexico had sought its shelter in
times of storms. Two bankers, George and Lewis Curtis of New York were
engaged in the cotton trade at Apalachicola, and their knowledge of the
harbor at St. Joseph induced an investigation to determine a means for
transporting their cotton to this harbor. In 1830, the St. Joseph & Lake
Wimico Canal Company was organized for the purpose of cutting a canal
from Depot Creek to St. Joseph Bay. For unknown reasons, this plan was
abandoned until 1836 when the promoters decided that. instead of the
canal, it would be more feasible to build a railroad from the bay to Depot
Creek, a point near Lake Wimico, and eight miles distant from St. Joseph
Bay. The proposed canal (Depot Creek to St. Joseph Bay) was never cut.
Although the Lake Wimico and St. Joseph Canal and Railroad
Company was not chartered until January 11, 1836. actual construction
of the line, St. Joseph to Depot Creek. began in October or November
1835 with the employment of about 100 carpenters and 200 laborers.
The railroad was completed by September 5, 1836 when a crowd of some
300 persons made the eight mile trip to St. Joseph Bay in 25 minutes
with a train of 12 cars. powered by a new Baldwin locomotive.
The track gauge was 30 inches and the rails were wooden stringers,
about six by eight inches dimension. laid lengthwise over the ties or sills
and carrying d crown of strap iron one-half by one-and-one-half inches
in size. The locomotives were of the walking-beam type. with a single
cylinder and a vertical boiler, and were capable of hauling 10 to 15 tons
of freight. The rail line had two locomotives. In the old road bed, a few ties
and stringers have been found so rich in resinous material that they
defied the elements for three quarters of a century.
The Lake Wimico and St. Joseph, Canal and. Railroad
Company was the first -steam railroad in Florida. Its operation,
however, proved unsuccessful.because thp shasUmieraters -,I ako,'nl-deo,
permitted river steamers to run aground in their passage from the
Apalachicola River to the landing wharves at Depot Creek at the edge of
the lake. Facing this problem, the promoters then decided to build a rail-
road to the already established landing at Tennessee Bluff (later lola) on
the Apalachicola River, a few miles east of Wewahitchka. Some of the old
trestle piling across Chipola River still stands. (First steam road in U.S.
was Charleston-Hamburg. South Carolina in 1833.)
The new railroad to lola. about 30 miles in length, was completed in
1839 and was called the St. Joseph & lola Railroad. It is thought by some
persons to have been a second railroad, but it appears to have been mere-
ly an extension from a point on the previously built St. Joseph to Depot
Creek railway. Construction of the new line to lola began in 1838 and was
completed in the following year at a cost of S300.000. This was one of the
earliest railroads in the U.S.-probably the second one. Steel for its con-
struction was shipped from England.
The railway trestle span across the Chipola River, near Iola, was con-
sidered an engineering marvel of achievement for that period. Hundreds
of slaves were used as laborers in bridging the river. The railway to lola
proved a distinct advantage over the earlier one to Depot Creek. In addi-
tion to eliminating the problem of steamers running around in Lake
Wimico, the new line shortened the transportation route from Alabama
and Georgia by about 50 miles. The St. Joseph Times of December 23,
1839 stated that the cotton shipments through St. Joseph for that year
would equal or exceed 50.000 bales.
At St. Joseph an ordinance was passed July 18, 1839 prohibiting a
locomotive steam engine to pass into any part of the corporate limits of
the city, west of Cherry Street. because of the fire hazard by the locomo-
tives. To comply with the ordinance the railroad cars were cut loose from
the locomotives at the city limits and pulled to the bayshore railway ter-
minus by teams of mules driven by slaves. The time of two and one-half
hours was required for the trip from St. Joseph to lola. Passengers were
not allowed to take a seat on the train until they had paid their fare and
had their names entered on the waybill, or train manifest.
An earlier city ordinance adopted on January 5. 1839 provided it to
be unlawful for any white person to bathe m front of the city, within cer-
tain boundary limits between the hours of sunrise in the morning and
* eight o'clock in the evening, under penalty of $5 fine. The ordinance pro-
vided it to be the duty of the marshal to punish. all. slaves in violation of
the ordinance, with 10 lashes for the uirst and. 20 for each succeeding
offense.
The railway connection with the Apalachicola River at lola was of
much benefit to producers in the valley who used the Chattahoochee arid
Flint rivers and their tributaries to reach the Gulf Coast. The wharves
and warehouses at both Iola and St. Joseph were large and commodious.
The cotton warehouse at St. Joseph was of brick construction, as were
many of the other business establishments.
In its heyday, St. Joseph was quite metropolitan in possessing a daily
newspaper, two or more banks, churches, several hotels, a seminary,
shipyard, cotton press, brickyard, grist mill, a board of trade, race track
and many business and professional people. The city promised soon to
rival Charleston, Savannah or New Orleans, both in trade and charm. It
had the distinction of being the Gulf terminus of one of the first railways
in the U.S., and that alone gave it prominence equal to many Atlantic
ports without such means of transportation.
Advertisers in the St. Joseph Times during January 1840 included
the name of Crawford Sproul, listed as a proprietor of track and stables.
Presumably, this refers to the Calhoun race track which, with 35 stalls
and a grandstand, was located two miles east of St. Joseph. This attract-






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ed the sporting elerint of distant places and, with the excellent public
accommodations, including some :gaming houses where liquors were
imbibed in some quantities, it appeared the town was taking on the
atmosphere of a pleasure resort. St. Joseph soon became known as a fast
town Some referred to it as the wickedestt place in the U.S."-asserting
ift was without churches or any form of religious worship. However, there
were Methodist, Baptist and Catholic churches, perhaps others-some of
the well known clergymen being 'Reverends Richards, Love, Haskew,
Gautier, Sr., Mercer and Lookey.
It is generally believed that the, yellow fever epidemic in the summer
of 1841 was an instant death blow to St. Joseph. but this may not have
been entirely true. The fever had plagued other areas of the lower south,
particularly along the Gulf Coast as early as in 1840. and there were
known cases of the fever at St. Joseph in September of that year. Also,
the panic of 1837. while slow in affecting St. Joseph because of its strong
financial backers, had greatly disturbed the country's economy else-
where. With the drop in cotton prices. the operation of the St. Joseph and
Iola Railroad. simultaneously, proved disastrous to its promoters and.
after a hard struggle finally abandoned in 1840. about one year prior to
the epidemic. These were definite factors in the decline of St. Joseph, with
or without consideration of the 1841 lever epidemic.
The 36 miles of railway property, representing a total cost of almost
$500,000 was sold through bankruptcy proceedings on August 11, 1842
to William and John D. Gray, brothers. of Georgia for the unbelievably
low sum of $17,970.00. Peter W. Gautier. Jr.. United States Marshal and
owner of the defunct St. Joseph Times. auctioned off the railway proper-
ty. The rails and equipment consisting of two locomotives, freight cars
and miscellaneous property were removed to Augusta. Georgia to become
a part of the old Georgia Railroad. .
The exact population of St. Joseph at the time of the epidemic in
184-1 is not known. It has been estimated as high as 10,000. but based
upon the known events of its flourishing existence, a more accurate esti-
mate would seem to be between four and six thousand persons.;
Although the 1841 yellow fever epidemic appears to have'been most
disastrous for St.: Joseph, it seems clear that the Schooner Herald 'of
Boston, while returning from a last port of call in the West Indies. actu-
ally brought the first'"mnown cases of the fever when it sailed into St.
Joseph harbor on September 21. 1840 to bury the vessel's Captain
Kupfer, who had died at sea of the malady, two days earlier. After bunal
of the captain and leaving some of its ailing crew members behind for
treatment, the schooner sailed for Boston on September 24, 1840. The
epidemic of 1841 broke out in July. It is said that the fever was brought
to the old city by a sailor off a ship that had tied up at the docks, but the
ship's identification is unknown. Throughout the summer and fall of
1841, there were more or less cases of the fever all through the South.
St. Joseph was hit hard. and Apalachicola suffered equally as high a
mortality, but in no other town had so many eminent persons been
stricken. The wife of former territorial Governor Duval, while on a visit
with her daughter at St. Joseph, succumbed July 14. 1841. The other
convention delegate from Calhoun County. Richard C. Allen. and the wife
and sister of Leon County delegate George T. Ward, passed away. Joseph
B. Webb. owner and publisher of the Florida Journal which had succeed-
ed the Apalachicola Gazette was stricken in St. Joseph and died before he
reached home. Families were broken up by flight only to be reunited in


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1998 .'AGE

death. The heretofore prosperous city was doomed, the decline of its feed-
er railway being its first major disaster. The city might have overcome and
survived the fever epidemic, except for the railway loss which had pro-
vided transportation in world commerce through the port of St. Jos. ph.
But the city could not sustain itself under these adverse circumstances.
Its plight was downward until its complete abandonment about 1854.
In the fall of 1842, a Spanish freight vessel made the harbor out of a
severe storm then prevailing in the Gulf of Mexico. The captain, upon
being detained on account of the stormy weather, offered a great quanti-
ty of decaying cargo to the town inhabitants and Thomas Scott became
seriously ill. A physician examined him with great seriousness and, upon
completion of the examination, left abruptly without stating his conclu-
sions. This caused great anxiety among the inhabitants who concluded
the dreaded yellow fever was again upon them, and began a frantic
scramble to secure means of transportation. Every possible conveyance
was quickly pressed into service by the terrified people. NeverLheless, at
least four persons died.

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,';GE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1998

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Commerce, made to the organiza-
tion's annual meeting. It had to
do with the status and good for-
tune of Port St. Joe in 1938,
when the city was virtually boom-
ing.
In 1938, there were no less
than a dozen sizable employers
operating in the city, each with a
hefty [for the times] payroll.
It was predicted, in 1938,
that the. industry then operating
in Port St. Joe, would be the nu-
cleus to swell the population of
the city to an approximate 10,000
people. Of course, we all know
that the industry 'of the day
wasn't responsible for this type of
population growth and much of
the industry operating then is no
longer in existence.
Roberson read from the re-
port that there were 900 employ-
ees at St. Joe Paper Company,

St. Joe Bay
Writers Group
Writer of the Month
'Mark York
"A blank page is agonizing to ill
and always will be." :
As an aspiring, writer, I've
spent spent way too much money
on how-to books- "Writing That
Sells"... 'll writing the Blockbuster
'Novel" 'Writing the Block-
buster Novel That Sells'-They all
end up telling me the same
thing-WRITE EVERY DAY.
But they never tell me
anything truly useful. Like how to
ignore the siren song of all these
games on the. computer. Or how
to stay off the Internet. And, I
have yet to see an. article in
Writer's Digest that says, "You
don't have to answer your E-mail
nght now."
Sure. I can find plenty of arti-
cles telling me Hiox\ to write realis-.:
tic dialogue. (RIGHT: "Use the
Force, Luke." WRONG: "Jedi
knight you seek to be, yes?")
Where's, the book that suggests
moving the computer into the
kitchen to keep me from roaming
the house to find a snack?
Even my friends in the St. Joe
Bay Writers Group are no help.
We'll, tell each other about the
newest writing contest and what
publisher is looking for submis-
sions. We'll critique each other's
work. But not once have any of
you discussed Writer's Attention
Deficit Disorder!
That's what I've decided to
call this affliction, wide spread
among scribes. Plunk us down in
front of a computer and we have
the tendency to drift off into
never-never land. Or, put another
way::an assignment. a deadline, a
stack of bills, and no discipline.
I think it's about time the
writer's magazines and how-to
books stopped ducking this horn-
fying condition. I want to see, "Get
Back to Your ilibrd Processor!" on
the shelf next time I go to Books-
A-Million. I want Writer's Journal
doing an exhaustive piece entitled
"Honest, Honey. I'm Not Day-
dreaming-I'm Doing Research'!"
Until other writers admit to :
the existence of Writer's Attention
Deficit Disorder and begin search-
ing for a cure, IIm going to have to
strap myself down in front of the
computer and force myself to
write. Every day.
Be sure, to watch for my next
column, "How to Delete Solitaire
From Your Computer."


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The employees made from $20.00
to $75.00 per week on a pay scale
which ran from 45t to $1.45 an
hour.
The mill used some $900,000
worth of wood per year, paying
the land owner $1.00 per wood
unit for stumpage and 50t to the
procurer per unit. The wood cut-


200uu people at its two Lterminals,
at River Junction and Port St.
Joe. The telephone company,
which was owned by the railroad
at that time, had a payroll of
$750.00 per month.
Other payrolls in the city wer-
en't given, but several sources of
employment were listed in the re-


Water and Sewer system, which
was under a $350,000 program of
-,expansion at that time. There
"were also a few small fishing in-
dustries here at the time.
There were a number of less-
,er employers, which swelled the
economic picture considerably.


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Recordkeeping for Small Busi-
nesses," on Monday, February 9
from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Port
St. Joe/Gulf County Library.
Prospective entrepreneurs
and existing business owners will
learn about the basic require-
ments and. appropriate methods
of recordkeeping in a small busi-


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thly


Reservations may be made by
paying a $15 registration fee in
advance at the Port St. Joe/Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce.
For additional information call
the Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce at 227-1223.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1998 PAGE 3B


Faith Christian School principal Bill Taylor. fifth and
sixth grade teacher Michelle.,Teat, and Sgt. Mark Cutler.
cooperating in the county-wide D.A.R.E. program, which was
conducted by the Gulf County Sheriffs Department.


Faith Christian School D.A.R.E. essay winners pose with
Sgt. Cutler of the Gulf County Sheriffs Department. On the
left is fifth grade winner, Caisey Spriggs, and on the right is
the sixth grade winner, Rachel Bixler.


Fifth and Sixth Grade D.A.R.E. Graduates in January


Classes Offered in All Gulf County Schools in December and January


The final two schools partic-
ipating, in the DARE program,
Highland View Elementary and
Faith Christian School graduated
their fifth and sixth grade partici-
pants at the end of last month.
Approximately 200 fifth and sixth
graders from across the county
participated in the first, Drug
Abuse 'Resistance Education pro-
gram sponsored by the. Gulf
County Sheriff's Department.


Sergeant Mark Cutler led the pro-
gram by teaching the pressures of
drugs and gangs with ways to
resist by building positive self-
esteem and positive alternative
activities.
Also, during the 17 week
training course youth were able to
hear from high school mentors
who came into the class and dis-
cussed the pressures of drugs and
alcohol. A DARE box was also


implemented so students could
write anonymous questions and
.Sgt. Cutler could give them
'answers or suggestions on how to
!handle certain situations.
All students received an
award certificate, a DARE lapel
pin and a bright red DARE t-shirt
to wear showing their participa-
tion in the program. Students also
participated in an essay contest in
which they wrote about .what


Shown from left to right, are: Superin- Mark Cutler; Highland View principal, Caro-
tendent of Gulf County Schools Jerry Kel- lyn Rish; fifth grade teacher; Cathy Colbert;
ley: Gulf County Sheriff Frank McKeithen; and sixth grade teacher, Herman Jones.
high school mentor Jennifer Gaddis; Sgt.


DARE taught them.
Congratulations DARE gradu-
ates on completing the program
and being the first Gulf county
fifth and sixth graders to do so.

IRS andAARP

Sponsor Tax-Aide
The Tax-Aide program spon-
sored by IRS and AARP will be in
full swing beginning in February.
Three sites will be open for tax
preparation for low income and
senior individuals. The coun-
selors will be finished with the tax
preparation course and will have
passed the IRS test in readiness
for the season ahead.
The site locations and the
times they will be open are as fol-
lows: Carrabelle Senior Center.
beginning Monday, February 9.
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on
Monday: Port St. Joe's Stiles
Brown Senior Center. beginning
Monday. February 2 from 1 to 5
p.m. and every Monday afternoon
until April 13.
In Mexico Beach, the site will
be located in the Methodist
Church Fellowship Hall on 22nd
Street and will be open on
Wednesday February 1 1 and 18,
March 1 1 and 18 and April 8 with
hours of 1 to 4 p.m. (CST).
Remember to bring all papers
and information including last
year's tax return with you so that
the filing will go fast and smooth.: ,
and it %will be unnecessary to
return due to the lack of some
information on your first visit.
If you will be filing the Florida
Intangible, please use the Port St.
Joe site and have with you the
statement from your broker
issued at year's end. Should you
need further information please
call 648-84 18.


BEST FOOT FORWARD
By: Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist
FUNGUS NAILS


Athlete's foot is a common form
of fungal infection that announces
its presence with- redness, itching
and discomfort. Fungus toenail is
athlete's foot fungi in a less obvious
place.
It's not true that only athletes
catch athlete's foot. and it's'worth
noting that anyone can "catch" fun-
gus nails (also .known as mycotic
nails). The plant-like organism is
easy to pick up almost anywhere and
thrives in warm, dark, moist places,
like the front half of a big toe' ;'
Once the fungus starts growing.
the toenail thickens and splits.


Untreated. the |
nail starts to
decay, and there
may be some
mild pain be- -
cause of dead ussue build-up
under the nail and plate.
A podiatrist can' treat fungus
nails with medication and by tnm-
ming the diseased nail away and
removing the underlying fungus.
Presented in the interest
of better foot care by:
DR. STEPHEN J. GROSS, PODIATRIST
HIGHWAY 98 EASTPOINT
(850) 670-8999


Second Annual


Memorial Service



OPEN HOUSE


Sunday, February 8, 1998

j2:00- 4:00ET

903 10th Street

PORT ST. JOE



"Son, fix up my house." A final request by


Shown above are Highland View Elementary School essay
winners. Shown at left is Jennifer Hersey, representing the
sixth grade. At right is Sean Thompson, representing the
fifth grade. Both are posing with Sgt. Mark Cutler.


Pvt. Nickson's New
Assignment is Egypt
Army Private Lekendall V.
Nickson has been deployed on
temporary duty assignment to
Sinai, Egypt as part of the
Multinational f Peacekeeping
Forces and Observers (MFO).
The MFO, an independent
agency responsible to the govern-


ments of Israel and Egypt, was
established as a result of the
1979 Egypt-Israel peace treaty.
The U.S. military contingent mis-
sion is to operate checkpoints,
observation posts, and conduct
reconnaissance patrols.
Nickson is an ammunition
bearer assigned to the 325th
Airborne Infantry Regiment at
Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North
Carolina.


Luverne Lowery Youngblood
2/2/31 11/10/96


RI 'Luverne has been honored. Stop by and see the renovations to .

3 Luverne's home. Celebrate Luverne's memorial service and coinci-

I dentally her birthday and the completion of her request with her

U family, friends and neighbors. Join in songs of praise by Elizabeth I

Youngblood McCormick, Gary and Edward Youngblood.

, Refreshments compliments of Sister Betty Pitts and the Abe Springs

Baptist Church of Blountstown.

BJ-ia '


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JANUARY 30, 1998
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MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.
DATE OF
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FCS Spelling Ch'amp
Christopher Perrin. in the
photo above, is the winner of the
Faith Christian School Spelling
Bee. Christopher. a seventh grade
, student, won by spelling "mari-
nade" accurately after correcting
the misspelling of "molasses".
Mark Vinson, a fifth grade stu-
dent, was the runner-up. The
administration and staff would
like to congratulate all of their
spellers who were in the bee.


Wewahitchka State Bank
SDonates Books
Once again the generosity of
.WSB is evident at WES. We appre-
ciated their donating music books
for the music program. The books
by Silver, Burdett and Ginn are
very much appreciated. Music
teacher Robin Stroud certainly
agrees. Thanks, WSBI
Joe Walker is WES Choice for
S "Teacher of the Year"
Joe Walker, fifth and sixth
grade science teacher, was voted
in as 'Teacher of the Year" by his
peers at WES. Mr.'Walker is very
deserving of this honor. A veteran
of T2 years in the classroom, Mr.
Walker has taught second, third,
and is now teaching fifth and
sixth grade science.
Mr. Walker was graduated
from Florida State University in
Tallahassee. He is married to
kindergarten teacher., Alisa
Walker, and they are the parents
of one son, Brent, who is in the


School to Host Financial


Aid Workshop Tonight


There will be a "Financial Aid
Workshop" in the Media Center at
Port St. Joe High School on
Thursday, February 5 at 6:00
p.m.
Judy Mitchell, Financial Aid
Officer at Gulf Coast Communit,
College. will be the featured pre-
senter. She will share general
information regarding applying
for financial aid for post-sec-
ondary education ahd will also be
able to answer specific questions
parents may have' about their


application. ;'.
Parents are encouraged to do
their 1997 income tax return as
early as possible since inlorma-
tion from the tax form is needed
on the financial aid application. A
Timely financial aid application is
important as colleges have appli-
cation deadlines and offer aid on
a first come, first served basis.
Parents attending this work-
shop will earn f'ilve' Gulf Counts
scholarship points for their child.


compliments of Dixie Dandy.
City Manager Minchew Talks
to Third Grade
The third grade would like to
thank Donald Minchew for com-
ing down and telling the third
graders about city government.
He shed light on management,
laws, bike safety, dog leash laws,
and other things the boys and
- girls could do to help keep our lit-
tle community safe and clean. He
and the "City .Hall .ladies" also
sent the children brochures and
two tubs of treats.
Sympathy
N Mr. Wooten and the staff
% would like to extend its sympathy


second grade. Mr. Walker enjoys to Tracv Bowers in the loss of her
sports, hunting, fishing and father Fletcher Bowers, and to
music. He is a merhber of the P.T.O. President Kenny Strange in
United Methodist Church where the loss 'of his grandmother,
he serves as PPR Chairman and, Beatrice Strange.
sings in the choir. Welcome Back
Thanks to P.J.'s Restaurant "
We are thankful for all the WES would like to welcome
We are thankful for all the Phyllis Gortman back to our
free pizzas that Martl Larkin. school. Mrs Gortman hasck had
owner of P.J.'s Restaurant, gave problems with her back, but is
our "Students of the Week" before now back at work.
its recent closing. Her sponsor-
ship was much appreciated. Need Shoes?
eve had a new sponsor Linda Sides has offered to
agree to give the weekly pizza' help provide, school shoes for
award-Will' McLemore, owner of;. those students who have a need
Dixie Dandy. We're so lucky to for them. If you are interested In
have fine sponsors! acquiring school shoes for your
"Students of the week'" child, please contact Mrs. Sides at
"Students of the Week" 639-2708. If she is out. please
Kim Ludlam chose five year leave a message.

old Dillin McGhee as her kinder- Legends of the West
garten "Student of the Week" for Legends of the West
this week. His favorite subject in During a guided tour led by'
school is "playground". He would Postmaster Jeff Lord of the Wewa
like to be a firefighter when he Post Office, the fifth graders'
grows up. He admires Mr. Archie received a nice hardback book,
arid his favorite TV show is "Legends of the West". The tour
Arthur's Eyes. He would love to included collection of the mail.
visit a jungle. He loves to play sorting, cancelling of mail and a
with Jathan. special lesson on bar code read-
Doris Jan htten. CP r ing WES.appreciates the partner-
Doris Jean Whitten. CP first ship with the U.S. Post Office.
grade teacher, chose six year older U s
Chase Harvey as her choice for Do You Have Bird Savvy?
"Student of the Week" last week. As a class project, the kinder-
He Is the son of David and Adele garten classes of Mrs. St. Clair .
Paul. Chase was very excited over and Mrs. Whitfield are planning to
the holidays because he got to see establish a bird sanctuary on our
something he had always wanted campus. If you are knowledgeable
to see-snowl When he grows up, in this area or know of others who
he would like to be a fireman, would be. please let us know.
because "they put out fires". Also. since they need bird
Chase likes to learn .thins- a feeders, ...houses, .-and,. nesting ,
school and path 'fin oxes- have carpentry
reillin and 'Chase-lfla r l .". sllllps'- adp p vduld be willing to
receive a free large buffet pizza; help, please'l't the school know.
,, Fom... the Prncipa of:,,"-,


... From the Principal of
'97-'98
SWewahitchka
Shark Talk
By:. Jason .Shoaf 1rh Scrho nr "


It's been a busy week:here at
Port 'St. Joe High. Congratula-
tions to Sarah Turner for begin
selected as Port St. Joe High
; School's "Teacher of the Year" for
i 1998.
The spring sports are getting
underway with golf, baseball.
softball and track. .
The D.A.T.E. First Time Drn ve
Course is now available in Gulf.
County. You can pick
up an information fly--
er in the front office.
The tenth graders
participated in the
FCAT test Tuesday
and Wednesday of
last week.
Congratulations to 1it :
'the varsity. junior -
varsity and middle
school boys' basket-
ball teams for their '
victones over Wewa. --
Juniors. it is mandatory that
you pay your S10 dues to Mrs.
Fettinger ASAPI The Junior
Executive Board is hard at work
starting to plan"for' 'this year's
prom. Have fun guys. next year
you get to sit back and watch.
Seniors. your graduation


Monday, February 9, at 9:10,
a.m., Faith Chriktian will host the'
awards ceremony for the Voice of'
Democracy winners. Local win-'
ners were: Nicholas Blake, first -:
place and Suzanne Davis, third
place of Faith Christian; and
Traci Fitzgerald, second place
from Port St. Joe High School.
Spelling bee contestants from
grades, five, six and seven were
Kayla Wiley, Heather Henderson,
Laura Seay, Mark Vinson, Rachel
Bixler, Ashley Smith, Josh Duty,
Michael 'iRoney, Christopher
Perrin, Eli Proctor, Jarvis Fennell,
and Jacque Abblott
It took six complete rounds to
reduce the field to two-
Christopher Perrin was our wiri-*


announcements will be delivered
to the school on February 10th
-from 8 to 12 pm. in the Student
Activity Room. at which time
your balance will be due in full.
Forms are available in the
guidance office for Founda-tion
Scholarship applications at Gulf
Coast. The deadline is April ist.
Congratulations to Jodie Wear
and Julia Six who have .been
Selected as Port St. Joe
High School's nomi-
nees for the Sam
" ^l Walton Scholarship
Program.
""* '!'Also congratula-.
tions to Jeremy Dixon
who has w%,on the area
competition for the
D.A.R. Good, Citizen,
Award-it couldn't
have happened to a
better person. We're
proud of youi "Jay
Bird"!; .
The girls' basketball team won
against .Wewa and now will be
playing Blountstown Friday for
the District title. Good luck Lady
Sharks! That's about it for this
week, and until'next ....
GO SHARKS


News Column

Faith Christian School
ner, with Mark'Vinson coming in
.second.
There is a Missions Retreat
for grades nine through 12 at
Camp Victory this weekend,
February 6th to 8th. For more
information,. please call Jackie
Quarles at 229-6707 or 229-
6236. Later this month, Faith
Christian will compete in a volley-
ball tournament at Camp Victory.
The St. Joseph Bay Chapter
of the NSDAR sponsors an essay
contest each year for students in
grades five. through eight. The
students write an essay on a sub-
ject in American history which is
assigned by the organization. It
gives them practice in research,
organization and'writing skills, as


by Larry A. Mathies M1


This Friday, February 6, the
mid-point progress reports will go
out to students. Insist that your
student deliver these reports to
you, and then read them closely.
Contact teachers if you .have
-questions about grades, pr com-
ments. Don't wait!
A financial aid workshop fea-
turing Judy ,Mitchell, the
Coordinator of Financial Aid at
Gulf Coast Community College,
will be held Tuesday night,
February 10 at 6:30 p.m. at
Wewahitchka High. She can
answer your questions and also
assist with the needed forms.
In addition to getting answers
and help. you'll also receive addi-
tional points towards the duPont
Gulf County Scholarship Fund for3,
having attended! It's time to get
involved!
Gulf Coast will also adminis-:
ter placement tests required 'by
GCCC prior to admission. This
will take place later in the spring.
Seniors should sign up wi th Mr.
Monks A.S.A.P.
Two more middle schoolers'
need to be recognized this week.
Lindsey Carter (eighth) and Jesse


well as enriches their under-
standing of the heritage they have
as young Americans.
Winners from Faith Christian
in grade seven are: first place,
Christopher Perrin and second
place, Eli Proctor; grade six, first
place, Rachel Bixler and second'
place, Jenna Teat, third place,
Michael Roney; and fifth grade,'
second place, Mark Vinson. 3
All who participated were
really winners in the long run and
we congratulate them for their
effort.
Faith Christian School stu-
dents began their annual candy
sale this week. They may b'e
knocking on your door with
Hershey and other types of candy
for sale for 504 each. If you would
like to buy a case or large quanti-
ty, please call us at 229-6707.


Knee (seventh) each placed third
In the regional poster competition
sponsored by the Engineering
Society. The competition, judged
in Pensacola, resulted in each
receiving a. $50 .U.S. Savings
Band.
Our girls' basketball season
ended with a loss' in the opening
round of the district tournament
to Port St. Joe, who will now
advance' as either winner or run-
ner-up after the finals match
against Blountstown. That wraps
up the season for our girls.
The WHS boys" varsity, after
dropping a tough game to Bay
'High Saturday night, have home
games against McClay and
Apalachicola February 5th and
6th: and then settle In for the dis-
trict tournament February 13 and
17. Friday night, and the following
Tuesday night.
-Congratulations to Dennis
and Micah Peak for having their
third, a baby girl named Mallory
Leann.
Congratulations to our 10th
grade-they had, almost perfect
attendance for the FCAT testing.
One student missed one day. Now
let's all hope for good results. :
Congratulations to Sue
Dickens for being selected as
WHS's "Teacher of the Year".
Good. luck in the district!
Next up, February 10th is
fourth grade and our tenth grade
writing assessment test, followed
by the. fourth, eighth and tenth
participating in a writing. assess-
ment field test. No date yet for the
Spring CTBS testing.
Girls' softball opens February
26th at home against Freeport.
The team will sport a "new look"
without the Thelma Bryant-
Amanda Davis combination that
has anchored the Lady Gators for
the past three years. Let's all hope'
the rain slows down soon. It's
hard to practice softball, baseball
and track when it's pouring!
We bid a fond goodbye to
Marilyn Goodwin who has left our
office staff to move to .Tennessee.
Good luckl
Have a great week!


Wewahitchka A

Elementary

News...Linda W
ByLinda Whitfield


PORT ST. JOE

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


"Students Of The Week"
'Congratulations 'to our
"Students of the Week". :They are
Megan Gentry, Johnathan
Graham, Francie Burgess, Dusty
Alford, Ashton Larry, Lacey
Franklin and Kale Guillot.
"Teacher Of The Year"
Congratulations to the Port
St. Joe. Elementary School
"Teacher of the Year" Joanne
Smith. Joanne teaches first grade
and will be retiring in May.
Spelling Bee Winners
Congratulations to Kevin
Stuckey. Port St. Joe Elementary
School Spelling Bee Champion.
We would also like to congratulate
alternates Josh Watkins and
Preston Wigsten.
Core Ensemble
Last week, the Core Ensemble
was at our school for two perfor-
mances. We would like to, thank
Ann Comforter and the P.S.J.
High School choral program for
allowing us to borrow their piano.
Thanks also to Mr. Bouington for
loaning us music stands and to
the D.C.T. program for transport-
ing the music stands.
General Mills Box Tops
Our school is : collecting
General: Mills box tops. Please
help us by purchasing General
Mills cereals and sending the box
tops to school. Friday, February
20th is the deadline to turn in box
tops.
Become a Goal -Setter
Goals enable us to do more
for ourselves and others,. :too.
Goals give us purpose, hope, and
a plan to live each day more fully.
They, enable us to BE, DO. and
SHAVE more. :
Progress Reports 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..
Writing Assessment
Our fourth grade, writing
assessment will be given on'
Tuesday, February 10th.
Students should get plenty of
rest, arrive at school on time
(7:50) and eat a good breakfast.
Talent Show
Our Bulldog Talent Show will
be held on Thursday, February 19
at 7:00 p.m. in the Port St. Joe
Elementary School auditorium.
Admission is $2.00 and all pro-
ceeds will benefit your P.T.O.
Teacher Inservice
School will not be held on
February 26 and 27 due to
teacher inservice days.
Spring Pictures
Spring and classroom pic-
tures will be taken on Friday,
March 6th.


By Lisa Curry
Whether you feel like
Christmas just left. or you just
can't wait for summer, school has
been back in session for about a*
month.
.What does that mean? Time
for progress reports again! Those
pleasant little sheets with your
grades on them (good or bad) go
home on Friday, February 6th.
Eighth graders have put the:
Florida Writes! test and the FCAT
behind them, so everyone is ready
to start over with a new grading
period.
Congratulations to 'Ruby
Knox, seventh grade language
arts teacher. She's not only
"Teacher of the Week," "but
Teacher of the Year"! Mrs. Knox
was elected to represent
P.S.J.M.S. as "Teacher of the
Year" by a majority of the faculty.,
This decision satisfies most of the
'" r< 'i '


Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
FEBRUARY 9- 13, 1998


MON- Cheeseburger, Fruit/
Peaches, Corn, Milk and
Raisin Biscuit.
TUES- Chicken w/Rice,
English Peas, Fruit Cup, Rolls
and Milk.
WEDS- Spaghetti w/Meat
Sauce & Cheese, Tossed
Salad, Green Beans, Roll and
Milk.
THURS- Chili Dog, Cole
Slaw, French Fries, Milk and
Cookie.
FRI- Pizza Burger, Lima
Beans, Milk ad Fruit Cobbler.
MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE
TO AVAILABILITY OF CERTAIN ITEMS.


students. Thanks for al l of the
smiles that you've put on so many
faces, Mrs. Knox!
The School Advisory Council
will meet on Thursday, February
5th. The meeting begins at 5:30
p.m. in the Media Center. Parents,
mark your calendars!
Some of Judy Williams' eighth
grade history students had the
privilege of speaking with a local
lawyer, Pat 'Floyd, last Friday.
Every student had to think of an
"intelligent", question to ask Mr.
Floyd about current happenings
In Washington D.C. This was no
problem for the young minds., who
seemed to be as interested in
Whitewater and Paula Jones as
any adult is!
The Junior Beta Club' is
recruiting new members from
both seventh and eighth grade.
Applications are available in Mrs.
Williams' room. If you're interest-
ed in being a part of the Beta
Club. you better hurry, because
Friday is the last day to sign up!
Current members participate
in charity organizations, help
around the school, and have a lot
of fun in the process! Last week,
officers passed out ice cream
sandwiches and ribbons to the
honor roll students.
Sorry to all the bat and ball
lovers, but there will be no-base-
ball or softball in the middle
school this year. Fortunately. our
community leagues will be field-
ing at least three teams for the
middle school aged student in
both softball and-baseball! This is
the last week to ign up. so don't
miss out! Information on both is
available in the school's office.
Valentine's Day is just around
the corner. So. parents. if you
would like to help with the
Valentine's Dance for seventh and
> eight graders,.you may. call the
.school, at 227-3211 and-sign up.
The danca.. will be. February 13th.
More details to follow.
Last. but definitely not least,
Port St. Joe Middle School salutes
Black History Month. Every
morning, on our very own
"Channel 2 News", the newscast
points our a significant African
American. We thank all of those
who gave their time. or their lives,
in order to make the U.S.A. a bet-
ter place for. all of us to live.



Hurricane



from Highland View

Elementary School
The groundhog Punxsu-
tawney Phil has seen his shadow.
; six more weeks of winter
Whew!
O.K., So now we get ready for
'fourth grade writing assessment.
That will be February 10.
Congratulations! Tonya Plair
is our "Teacher 'of the Year" for
Highland View Elementary. Mrs.
Plair is our fourth grade teacher
and has been a teacher for the
last three years. Our school is
very proud to have you as our
"Teacher of the Year", Mrs. Plair.
Girls' softball tryouts will be
held Sunday, February 8 at 1:00
p.m., ET, on the girls' field on
Tenth Street.
Congratulations to our fifth
and sixth grade spelling bee win-
ners: fifth grade, Aaron Little,
runner-up was Jessa Vanland-
gehem; sixth grade, Shawn
Reynolds, with Robert Flowers the
runner-up.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1998


MEDITATIONS OF A
(IT ntr Irac r

By LOWELL F. ADAMS


Are you a '
Fundamentalist
.. Christian?


'~


(N THE BEGINNING of Jesus' ministry, when anyone
Cwas a believer and follower of Jesus. they began to be
called Christians by the Pharisees and other Jewish critics. This
was supposed to be a derogratory and humiliating label. But the
new Christian converts from Judaism accepted the name and,
wore it proudly. ,Those who accept the Bible Truth. belieye,v in
and follow Jesus, have been quite proud to wear the name,
Christian, for these two thousand years since that fiinme.
In recent years, certain segments of American Society,
especially critics of those holding fast to Biblical Christianity,
have invented imaginary derogatory "tags" or names for
Christians whom they ,feel are "different" from themselves.,
Thus trying to humiliate those believers .,
One of the names being bandied about by the secular
printed media '.and other critics' of 'Christian believers, is
"Fundamentalist." Likely you have seen this name used on:
occasion as a slur against religious organizations or individual.
Christians. However, it is a perfectly ihdnorable name for any:
real Christian, although like the name Christian was, it is a tide
intended to vilify and shame those upon whom it is placed.
The dictionary's definition of the word is: A primary and
necessary truth;' constituting a foimhdaiional truth, that which.
distinguishes a faith 'on Bible Christianin' from nmodernisnt.
.Like those .early-day Christians. I will gladl\ accept the
title, Fundamentalist. I accept the Truth of God's Word. It sets
forth the basic foundational and, yes, fundamental, requirements
for anyone to be a born agan Christian. ,
(1)-Belief and acceptance of Jesus as the very Son of God is,
fundamental. No one can be a Christian without that.
(2)-Absolute faith (belief) in and acceptance of Jesus as Lord
and'Savior is fundamental. No one can be a Christian.
without that.
(3)-Faith in the truth of God's Holy Word is fundamental to a'
successful Christian life. -
It is this unworthy messenger's opinion that one of the'
problems of Jesus' Church today is it stands in danger of
becoming worldly (modern). The world is the church's enemy.


St. James Episcopal

Churchwomen Met.
Ten members of the St. so far 40 seniors (those over the
James Episcopal Churchwomen age of 60) had signed up for the
braved the elements Monday. Valentine's' Party given by the
February 2nd 't6 have their younger, church ,members.
monthly meeting. Kathryn sParker ,,.Everyone -attending is. requested
delivered the openingrdevotional. ,,. to dress for the Valentine's theme
Jo Sealy, bridge luncheon of "Hearts and Flowers". Prizes
chairman, reported that all was will be given at the party.


ng well orth me event, planned
February 17th. Tickets are President Carol Utzinger
I available by. calling 648- closed the gathering with a prayer
?0. and her inspirational quote "I
am never a failure until I begin
Kathryn Parker reported that blaming others."
J : : ] "7% ; D :. ,.. .


THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JC
p 7:30 and 11:00 am. (ET),,
+E Sunday School 9 45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
\ .8:00 am; (CT):

THE REV. JERRY R.,HFT, Pastor




BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
'" A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM-ET* EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 p
Sunday School 9:45 am Discipleship Training 8:00 pm Sun. E
Wed. Night at 7:00 pm: Youth Group Meeting, Bilile Siudy & Prayer Nlee
"O taste :ind s-ee thtthi Lord is good.: blessed is the man ihatir rr,'crl., in Hi
Please accept this invitation to join.us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor Dav;id Nichols *. Church 647-5026 ioome 769-8725
For information concerning our,bus ministry, please call, 647-5026 --


CHURCH OF CHRIST
.. M EETS ., .
Bible Study: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON 3IBLE STUDY
P., 0. Box f758 Port St. Joe,,FL 32457
L, Corner of, 20th Street &,Marvin Avenue


God'

love

is U


Discover God's love! 4
Everyone welcome

Long Avenue
.BAPTIST CHURCH ~_
.1601 Long Avenue Port S J6e '229-8691
Worship Sunday at 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. & 5 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday '- Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
S" Prayer & Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth.


Gulf Addressing Teen Pregnancy Rate


.In 1996, Gulf County ranked
fifth in the state in births to teens
age 15 to 19. Efforts to address..
this problem are being made '
through collaboration of the
school system, the Gulf County.
Health Department and the'
Juvenile Justice Council.
To research and discuss solu-
tions to. the high rate of pregnan-
cies in teens, the Gulf County
Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task
Force was formed last fall.
Recently, representatives
from this organization met with
the ministerial association in Port
St. Joe, Positive results emerged
; as ministers agreed to pool their i


Oliver F. Taylor
Visitation Minister, First
United Methodist Church


own resources and address teen
pregnancy issues within their
"congregations.
In< October, the Gulf County
School Board received a Teen
Pregnancy Prevention Grant from
the Workforce Development
.Board. The components of the
grant include:
*providing instruction to all
fifth graders through an absti-
nence-based education entitled
"Postponing Sexual involvement";
*purchasing "Sex Respect"
materials used. to teach absti-
nence. education to eighth grade
students;


Choosing


Sides

In, 1st Corinthians 10-
2'1 we find, "You cannot
drink the cup of the Lord
and, the cup of demons,
you cannot partake of the
table of the Lord and the
tdble of the demons."'


The apostle Paul was admonishing fellow
Christians to shun worship of idols. Many today
,pay more attention to other things than the
Lord. He is saying that when some choose sides
it is not the side of the Lord. Personal priorities
leave little time for spiritual priorities in many
lives.
We wear shirts and clothes letting people
know which' team we 'support. However, as a
'Christian, it becomes more than this. It becomes'
how we lead our lives. It is more than catchy
phrases. We need people who stress 'moral val-
ues in the home; and workplace. Christianity is, a,
way of life which people live by at all times.
The world continues to pull Christians away
from the Lord, We are all called on to choose
sides. I choose' the Lord. How about you?,


I'


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


Dear Counselor:
I am a 30 year old mother of two
beautiful. bright children. I also
have a wonderful husband 'who I'
love dearly and am very committed
to. We 'have only one troubling
issue-our sex lives Before our chil-
dren were born we had wonderful,
spontaneous sex lives. Now, with
our two young children, it seems
like sex is the last thing on our "to
do" list for the day.'Often one or --
both or-us. are just too tired! This is
not a problem yet, but I miss our -
formerly active love life and I think .n
my husband does too. Any sugges- "
tions?


S Signed, .
Concerned for my marriage
Dear Concerned: "
Sex is often a casualty of family
life. When you and your spouse had
only each other, there was a bit ,
more time to attend to one another.'
With the, advent of children, accom- ,
.,modations must occur.
Sometimes parents put all their. ,
personal needs on hold while mak-.,,
ing sure their youngsters get to and ,,,
from little league, piano lessons.
M ET have time and fun with friends, fam-
M1ET 1" Yil" time. etc. '
evening "One thing which is helpful is to
'ting look at your sex life as part of the
m. fuel that helps run your life. That -c
"fuel" consists' of sexuality, ade- ""
quate test, 'good nutrition, spiritual-
ity, socialization, personal growth.- ,
and loving committed relationships.
'to name a few..If.arly one of these
becomes out 'of balance, the whole


"engine" of your personal life can be ,
adversely affected.
A reasonable goal is to attempt
to regain some balance in your life.
Take a moment with your spouse to
talk about ways that you can take
some personal time to enjoy togeth-
er.
Arrange "date nights" where a
babysitter can watch your children
or even a "get away weekend" where
you go away from home, even if just'
to a local hotel to be alone together,
relax and renew your enjoyment of
the sexual relationship.
Lastly, if your sex life is what
happens at the end of the day when
'you're exhausted, it's not going to
get your best effort. Why not set the
alarm clock back a bit in the morn-
ing? Or arrange to take a long lunch
,break? These and other options can
help you and your spouse get some
of your former spontaneity and fun
back into your sex lives.
If you need additional advice,
,trained counselors can assist you.
Call the Gulf County Guidance
Clinic at 227-1145. if you need fur-
ther counseling or Information.
Laura Rogers, M.S. Counselor
Please address yourquestions and
comments to: Dear Counselor, 311
Williams Avenue. Port St. Joe, FL
32456. Names and addresses are
'optional and will remain confiden-
tial. Letters may be edited for
length. .Urgent inquiries and
requests.for professional counsel-
ing should be directed, by phone
to 227-1145.


.* I ..',

Come Find Out What All th' Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
(1 /10 mile northbofOverstreet Road)


tThe Church of Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
SSunday School .......................... ... .............. ....................... 9 a.m CDT
Worship Service 10 a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study ... '1 7 p.m. CDT


F first 'United Metchodist Churcho
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church .................... ...9:00 a.m. CT
'Children',s Church ...................9.... .....9:00 a.m. CT
Church School.. ..................... ........... 10:15 a.m. CT
S Monday Night Bible Study ............. 5:30 p.m. CT

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


.*providing a liaison between:
the school', system I and the
Department of Children and
Families to monitor the atten-
dance of teen parents who receive
cash assistance for their baby;
*promoting responsible father-
hood; and,
*dropout retrieval of teen par-
ents.
The Gulf County Teen
Pregnancy Prevention Task Force
invites any interested parties to
join by contacting Douglas Kent,
Administrator of the Gulf County
Health Department at 227-1276,
extension 125.


Revival!
Thompson Temple First Born
Church of the Living God, located
on Avenue E in Port St. Joe, will
soon be hosting a revival,

Beginning Monday, February
16th, and continuing through
Friday, February 20th, Apostle
Lloyd Spencer Thomas of Panama
City will be speaking to those
attending.

The services will begin at 7:30
p.m. nightly. The pastor and
members would like to cordially
invite everyone to attend these
services.


Corne and Be Blessed!
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School ...... ..........................................10 a m.
M morning Service ................................................... 1 1 a.m .
Tuesday Bible Study ............................................. 7 p.m.
Thursday Praise & Worship .................................. 7 p.m.
"BECAUSE WE CAN DO YOU GOOD!"
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor
f 12. I 1


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The friendly place to worship!
First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor


SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worshlip Sundays at 10:00.a.m..& 6:30 p.m:
Bible Study -Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wled'esday"- Adult Prayer & Bible Studv. TealmKid. (grades .-61 at ('.30 p.m.
Please note, aill times central!
NURSERY PROVIDED FOR ALL SERVICES


Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner ot 15th & California 648-5776


s A4 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
Sc. CHURCH

T 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756

( US SUNDAY WORSHIP..................... ....a.. am.
ADULT SCHOOL ............................11 a.m.
*SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children Nursery Available
Pastor, Rev. J. Reid Cameron


SF-irst! Baptist Chrc

I, 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Dennis Pledger Buddy Coswell
Interim Pastor Minister of Music & Youth

Sunday School . . . . 9:45 am.
Worship Service ................. 11:00 am
Discple Training ........... .... ..6:00 pm
Evening Worship .......... :..... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ... . 7:00 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" j


Come and worship with us at:

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

Sunday School............................10:00 A.M.
Morning Service........................ 11.00 A.M.
Evening Serice..........................6:00 P.M.
>a Wednesday Prayer Meeting..:.....7:OQ P.M.
Bill Taylor,: Pastor Roger Louks, Assistant Pastor
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IFCA


Constitution atuf Monuinit
THEUNITEDMETHODISTCHURCHt.oe
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Sunday School .........9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship .... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship ..............6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..........7:30 p.m,
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Jesse Evans Wednesday .............7:30 p.m.
PASTOR Choir Director, Robert E. Downs, Jr.J








... "Are You

r Contagious?"

IJohn 1:5-7






G Baptist Church

Visit Us! Upstairs First Union Bank Building
Sunday Worship 10 A.M and 5 P.M.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583 Church: 227-1180
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PORT ST. JOE,. FLORIDA
JANUARY 13, 1998
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in, regular
session .with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman WarrienJ. Yeager, Jr. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox, Nathan
Peters. Jr.. John Stanley. Jr.. and Billy E.
Traylor.
Others present, were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland. Clerk Benny
C. Lister, Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
/ Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Towan
'McLemore, Chief Administrator Don
Butler," Administrative Assistant Debbe
Wibberg, Building Official Richard Combs,
Emergency Management/911, Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, County Engineer Phillip
Jones, Assistant Maintenance
Superintendent. Steve Mork, Road
Superintendent Bob Lester, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, Veterans' Service
Officer/S.H.I.P. Administrator Bo
Williams. Sheriff Frank McKeithen. and
Sheriffs Department Captain Joe Nugent
The meeting was called to order at
6:00 p.m., E.S.T.
Mr. Willie Ramsey opened the meet-
ing with prayer, anrd Calirman Yeager led
the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT' AGENDA/SUPPLEMEN-
TAL CONSENT AGENDA-
CONSENT AGENDA.
1) Minutes' : : '' .
-Decembe- 9, 1.-1997 '- Regular Meeting
2) Agreement
-Dept. of Community Affairs (1998
State & Local Assistance)
3) Agreement
-Gulf Coast Workforce Development
Board Consortium
4) Court Order
-Payment to Professional Court
Reporting Service (I94-241/196-020 *
Nobles $35.00 to be paid from Court
Reporter: Circuit Criminal Transcript
Fees- Public Defender h61015-33012)
-Payment to D. L. Drake (#96-020*
Nobles S152.50 to be paid from
Witness Management: Circuit Criminal
Witness Fees 461018-49000)
-Payment to Virginia Creel (#96-020
Nobles S240.48 to be paid from
Expert Witness: Circuit Criminal -
Expert Witness- State Attorney
61019-31001 S150 00/Expert
VWitness: Circuit Criminal Travel &
Per Diem:: State Attorney #61019-
40001 #90.481
-Payment to Linda Bland (197-21 -CF
Wright S925.00 to be paid from
Court Reporter: Circuit Criminal -
Transcript Fees: Public Defender
#61015-33012)
-Payment to Linda Bland (n95-45-CF *
Wright 8675.00 to be paid from
Court Reporter: Circuit Criminal
Transcript Fees: Public Defender
#61015-33012)
-Payment to Attorney J. Gordon Shuler.
(#i97-368-MM 8179.48" to be paid
from Conflict Public Defender: County
: Criminal Professional Services
#72031-31000)
5) Culvert Permit Refund Approval
-John Watson 140018) ,
6) Inventory -
-Wewahitchka Search & Rescue Umnit
(Add 1985 Chevrolet Van donated by
Sheriffs Department VINI I
GCEG25H7FP738565 ,' .Add Yahama
Jet Skis #4YAMAT0400K293 &
.,YAMA01281192 donated by
Wewahitchka State Bank Remove,
N125-1/1986 Chevrolet Van -
VINk2GCG31J9G4161804)
7) Invoice
-Bay Medical Center- H.C.R.A.
(197233-00191 Porter S581.82/
497245-00009 Johnson S1.745.46/
H97262-00077 Dawkins S581.82/
#97265-00387 Watford 877.43/
097266-00219 McCloud S581.82/
"97289-0001 Mann S1.163.64/
#97317-00129 Quattlebaum *
S581 82/H97323-00259 Linton *
S 4.072.74/to be paid from Health
Care: Indigent #51462-31500)
-FL Dept. of Environmental Protection -
Tucker Tract Administrative Fee
(4970829 S300.00 to be paid from
Parks and Recreation: Rentals &
Leases #57172-44000)
-Agency for Health Care Administration
Medicaid (,9711 November. 1997 *
S4.180.00 to be paid from Welfare:
Medicaid #52264-34 1001
-S. M Marlev & Associates Surveying
( 3003-3 Forehand 8450.00/
N30034 Rhames 8450.00/Q3003-6 *
Smiley S450.00 to be paid from T. S.
Alberto Buy-out Program Grant Funds)
8) Medical Examiner Re-appointment
-Dr. Marte Herrmann
9) Right-of-Way Easement
-Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative
lIndustrulal Park)
10) Travel
-BCC NACO 1998 Legislative
Conference (Washington. D.C. 2/27-
3/3)
SLiPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGENDA:
1) Minute Corrections
-December 9. 1997 k
2) Inidlate Abandonment Process
(Duncan Alleyway/Roadway Beacon
Hill)
3) Court Order .
-Payment tO' Atorn'ey Timothy J.
McFarland (Overman # #97-
156/186CF $727.00 to be paid from
Conflict Public Defender: Circuit
Criminal Professional Services
#61021-31000) ,., ,. ,
4) Invoice ,
S-First Choice Reporters (December..
"1997 8569.50o to be paid from
i; Miscellaneous Court .Reporter Line
SItemsl
-Preble-Rish, 'Inc. Mapping Project
Phase II (#60952 $10,000.00 to be
paid from County Planning: Prof.
Services #27015-00000) .
-Fisher Construction South Gulf
.:,* County Fire Department Addition (Bid
: : '#9697-29 S19.400.00 to be paid
.from St. Joseph Fire Control District
Fund South Gulf County Fire
Department: Improvements to
Buildings #32922-62100)
-KMT. Inc. Highland View Water
System Replacement (BId #9697-15. ,
$1,000.00 Retainage to be paid from
HVWS C.D.B.G. Funds) ... .* ;' ,
-KMT, Inc. Industrial Park (Bid
#9697-25 #4 $121,547.79 to be
paid from Industrial Park:
Improvements Other Than Buildings
#24852-63000) "


- -Preble-Rish, Inc. Industrial Park
(#60962 s $2,160.600 to be paid from
BCC: Professional Services Engineering
#21111-31100 and reimbursed byj
E.D.A. Grant Funds)
5) Road Name (New)
-Main Sail Lane Cape San Bias Area
6) S.H.I.P.
-Rehabilitation Loan (Not to Exceed
$5,000.00 Each) Theo Woullard,
George E. Lemols, Cleo Bess, Raley
Barnwell .
-Down Payment Assistance Mr. &>
Mrs. Eric Bidwell -$11,615.00


7) Travel BCC
-National Conference on Preventing
Crime in the Black Community
(Orlando May 27-30. 1998)
ABANDONMENT ROADWAY.L-
BEACON HILL-Pursuant to advertise-
ment to, hold a public hearing to consider
abandonment of a portion of Gulfvew
Street (between Fryer Lane and Lighthouse
Avenue) in Beacon Hill as requested by Dr.
Maurice Ramlrez. the following public
comment was received:
T. D. Nobles reported that Florida'
Power Corporation objects to this aban-
donment because the right-of-way con-
tains one of their main feeder lines.
Commissioner Knox presented a let-
ter of objection from Virginia and J.C.
MacKinnon and he also presented a peti-
tion signed by twenty-two (22) individuals"
in opposition to this abandonment.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner Knox,
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
deny this petition for abandonment.
ABANDONMENT ALLEYWAY -
BEACON HILL-Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing to consider
abandonment of an alley' located through
Block 3 of Yon's Addition to Beacon Hill as
requested by Mr. George Skinner. no pub-
lic comment was received. Attorney
McFarland read the following resolution of
abandonment, and Commissioner Knox
motioned, for adoption by the Board.
Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed 4 to 1, with
Commissioner Peters voting no.
RESOLUTION NO. 98-0,1.
WHEREAS,. the Board of County,
Commissioners of Gulf County. Florida
has heretofore acquired the below-
described alleyway for use and improve-
ments as public roads: and
WHEREAS. the Board of County.
Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida
determined that the interest of the County
and the public in said alleyway should be
abandoned and closed;
NOW. THEREFORE. BE IT
RESOLVED that the alleyway known as
Block 3 Yon's AdditiUon, of the following
described property is closed and the inter-
est of the public therein abandoned:
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 Circuit Court.
Gulf County. Florida.
The County Property Appraiser is
hereby directed to place upon the tax rolls
of the County the alleyway known as Block
3, Yon's Addition to Beacon Hill. Gulf
County. Florida and described above with
the owners as resulting by operation of law
following this abandonment.
Notice of adoption of this Resolution
shall be published once in a newspaper for
circulation in Gulf County. Florida. and
the proof of publication of the notice of
public hearing, this resolution as adopted.
and the proof of publication of the notice of
adoption of such resolution shall be
recorded in the office of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court of this County in the Official
Records of this County
ADOPTED IN OPEN SESSION this
13th day of January, 1998. (End)
ABANDONMENT ROADWAY -
WHITE CITY-Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to consider aban-
donment of a portion of Shana Lane as
requested by Mr. Roland Shanahan. no
public comment was received. Attorney
McFarland read the.follovwing resolution of
abandonment. and Commissioner Knox
motioned' for adoption 'by' the Board.'
Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and It passed 4 to 1, with
Commissioner Peters voting no.
RESOLUTION NO. 98-02
WHEREAS. the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County. Florida
has heretofore acquired the below-
described roadway for use and improve-
ments as public roads: and
WHEREAS. the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County. Florida
has determined that the interest of the
County and the public in said roadway
should be abandoned and closed:
NOW. THEREFORE. BE IT
RESOLVED that the roadway known as
Shana Lane except for a portion (approxi-
mately 135) adjacent to Sealey Drive. of
the following described property is closed
and the interest of the public .therein
abandoned:
Section 10. Township 7 South.
Range 10 West. the roadway known
as Shana Lane except for approx-
mately 135 adjacent to Sealey
Drive. Gulf County. Florida.
The County Property Appraiser Is
hereby directed to place upon the tax rolls
of the County the roadway known as
Shana Lane except for approximately 135
adjacent to Sealey Drive. Section 10.
Township 7 South. Range 10 West. Gulf
County. Florida. and described above with
the owners as resulting by operation of law
following this abandonment.
Notice of adoption of this Resolution
shall be published once in a newspaper for
circulation in Gulf County. Florida, and
the proof of publication of the notice of
public hearing, this resolution as adopted.
and the proof of publication of the notice olf
adoption of such resolution shall be
recorded in the office of the Clerk of 'the
Circuit Court of this County in the Official
Records of this County.
ADOPTED IN OPEN SESSION this
13th day of January. 1998. (End)
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT -
BUSINESS AIR PARK/CESSNA DRIVE-
Dennis Weaver reported that the owner of
Scandy White Boats Is Interested In open-
ing a business in Gulf County (at the air-
port) If they have adequate access. Mr.
Weaver requested that the Board assist
with the development of Cessna Drive.
Leonard Costin reported that the
County could apply for an Enterprise
Florida grant to pave Cessna Drive If he
gave the road to the County. Tamara Laine
discussed that the funds are actually from
the Department of Transportation, but
pass through Enterprise Florida (and the
funds ,require_ no match). Commissioner
Traylor motioned to allow the Attorney to
proceed with obtaining the Information on
this grant and acceptance process. After,
discussion that the deed for Cessna Drive
should have a reverter clause (if the grant'
is not received, the road goes back to Mr.
Costin), the motion passed unanimously.
ST. JOSEPH BAr HUMANE SO'CI-
ETY/ANIMAL CONTROL FACILITY-
Carolyn Lee appeared before the Board to
present the charter for St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society, and to request that the
County donate property to them (which
would have public access) for a new dog
pound. She reported that they have had
many pledges for monetary donations for
the new facility. The Board agreed to
research their property ownership for a
possible location.


DRAINAGE BAY CITY ROAD/
HOWARD CREEK-Rita Gardner, of
Howard Creek, appeared before .the Board
to discuss the drainage problem on Bay
City Road-in Howard Creek. Upon inquiry.
Road Superintendent Lester reported that
"road closed" signs were put up and berms
were built, but people are using the road
anyway. After discussion that the berms
cause the water to flood the landowners,
the Board agreed for the Road Department
to remove the berms and barricade the


road until it can be repaired.
LITIGATION JAMES P. JOHN-
SON-Attorney McFarland reported on a
letter received regarding possible litigation
involving James P. Johnson, and stated
that.the letter will be forwarded to the
insurance company.
LITIGATION EDWARD EARL
WILLIAMS-Attorney McFarland reported
on a letter received from Edward Earl '
Williams regarding possible litigation, and
stated that the letter will be forwarded to
the Insurance company.
FEASIBILITY STUDY AIRPORT-
Chief Administrator Butler reported that
on December 17, 1997, Dames & Moore
requested a 30-day extension for comple-
tion of-the Airport Feasibility Study (Bid
#9697-21), which would give them until
January 25, 1998. He further reported
that Dames & Moore has now requested an
extension until February 25th. After dis-
cussion about the time needed for review
of the study by CFASPP Committee.
Commissioner Traylor mooned to amend'
the contract with Dames & Moore to allo -
for a 30-day extension lJanuary 25. 1998)
Commissioner Knox seconded the motion.
and it passed unanimously.
E.M.T.'S WEWAHITCHKA AMBU-
LANCE SERVICE-Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor. second by
Commissioner Stanley. and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to hire E M.T s for
Wewahltchka Ambulance Service on a con.
tract basis, at the rate of S7.50 per hour.
PROPOSED ORDINANCE ANIMAL
CONTROL--Upon discussion the Board
agreed for Attorney McFarland to replace
the 5-member board with I hearing-mas- .
ter in the proposed animal control ordi-
nance he is drafting for approval
HISTORICAL SOCIETY/TRICEN-
TENNIAL COMMITTEE-Wayne Childers
appeared before the Board to request that
they appoint a Tricentennial Committee to
begin preparation for the 300 year
anniversary celebration of the settlement
of Port St. Joe (the 2nd European settle-
ment in west Florida). Chairman Yeager
requested that Mr Childers present them
with a list of prospective committee mem-
bers for their consideration.
INVOICE COUNTY ATTORNEY-
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters. sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor. and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved County
Attorney Timothy McFarland s Invoice for
December. 1997. In the amount of
S1.102.50.
AMENDED CHANGE ORDER -
INDUSTRIAL PARK/BID #9697-25-
Chief Administrator Butler reported that
KMT. Inc. change order 1l for the
Industrial Park project was Incorrect
(SI 16.271.00 deduction), and he present-
ed an amended change order N 1 for the
Board s approval Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters. second by
Commissioner Traylor. and unanimous
vote. the Board approved execution of
amended change order 11 for the
Industrial Park project (SI 15.505.00
deduction)
MEDICAL EXAMINER'S MEET-
ING-Chief Administrator Butler reported
that he and Chairman Yeager will be
,. attending the Medical Examiner
Informational Meeting on January 15.
1998.
EXTENSION SERVICE ADVISORY
MEETING-Chief Administrator Butler
reported that he will be attending an
Extension Service Advisory Meeting in
Gainesville on January 20-21. 1998.
MEETING WORK CREWS\
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS-
Chief Addinistrator Butler ,repo-fed.fthat
the Department of Corrections has
requested a meeting with the Board and
the mayors of Port St. Joe and
Wewahltchka on January 22, 1998 at Gulf
Correctional Institute. to discuss the
D O C. work crews.
ORDINANCE REVISIONS WATER
SYSTEMS-Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by .Commissioner
Knox, and unanimous vote. the Board
agreed, for Attorney .McFarland to draft
proposed ordinances for the Beaches,
Highland View, and White City water sys-
tems (so all three systems will have the
same regulations no rate changes). Upon
motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Traylor. and unanimous
vote. the Board agreed to adiertise to hold
public hearings to consider adoption of
these new ordinances.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
(#9798-04) GRANT ADMINISTRA-
TOR/ENGINEER-Chief Administrator
Butler reported that the committee
appointed to review the proposals for an
administrator and an engineer for the
Small Cities C.D B.G (Highland View
Roadway Project) will present a recommen-
dation later In the meeting the following


companies presented proposals: Genesis
Group, Inc.; CRA Engineering, Inc.;
Hartman & Associates, Inc.; Southern
Research Center, Inc.; Preble-Rish, Inc.;
Jordan & Associates; CRA Consulting.
Inc.; and Mittauer & Associates, Inc.
ENTERPRISE ZONE DEVELOP-
MENT AGENCY-Chief Administrator
Butler reported that there will be an
Enterprise Zone Development Agency
meeting on January 22, 1998 at the Port
St. Joe Fire Station.
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
REVIEW BOARD-Chief Administrator
Butler reported 'that there will be a
Planning & Development Review Board
meeting on January 20. 1998 In the
County Commlisioners meeung room.
LANDFILL EQUIPMENT INVEN-
TORY/SURPLUS-Upon discussion by
Solid Waste Director Danford regarding
taking bids to sell old equipment located at
the landfills (compactor, scales, etc.),
Attorney McFarland reported .that the
property must be declared 'as surplus
before taking bids to sell it. Upon motion
by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Knox, and unanimous.vote,
the Board agreed to proceed with declaring
the items as surplus property.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COM-
MITTEE-Lipon discussion by E D C.
Chairman Danford. Commissioner Peters
motiuoned for the Gullf County Economic
Development Committee to operate under
the umbrella of the Chamber of
Commerce Commissioner Stanley second-
ed the motion and. after discussion about
the E D C. funds, the motion passed
unanimously Upon motion by,
Commissioner Traylor. second by'
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous
i vote. the Board agreed for the Gulf County
Economic Development Committee to,
remain Intact E D.C Chairman Danford
.reported that there will be an Economic
Development Committee training session
on January 31, 1998 In the County
Commissioners' meeting room.
D.S.R. REIMBURSEMENT HUR-
RICANE OPAL/F.E.M.A.-Emergency
Management Coordinator Nelson reported
that the County has received S71.053.00'
as reimbursement for damage done by
Hurricane Opal. and there Is approxdmate-
ly $86,000.00 still due.
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM-Upon motion
by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Traylor. and unanimous
vote. the Board approved Down Paymrent
Assistance for Mr & Mrs. Walter Bowers,
in the amount of SI 1.615.00.
The meeting recessed at 6-48 p.m..
E.S.T.
The meeting reconvened at 7-15 p.m..
E.S.T.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
(#9798-04) GRANT ADMINISTRA-
TOR/ENGINEER-Upon recommendauon
by the review committee (Chief
Administrator Butler. Building Official
Combs. Administrator Wellsl.
Commissioner Knox motioned to contract
with Jordan & Associates as the adminis-
trator for the Small Cities C.D B.G. for the
Highland View roadway Improvements.
Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and It passed unanimously. Upon
recommendation by the review committee.
Commissioner Traylor motioned to con-
tract with Preble-Rish. Inc. for the engi-
neering for this project (if the grant is
awarded). Commissioner Knox seconded
the moon. and it passed unanimously.
ENTERPRISE ZONE DEVELOP-
MENT AGENCY-E.Z.D.A Chairman
Butler reported that several of the Gull
County Enterprise Zone Development
Agency committee members' terms are up.
and recommended using Economic
Development Committee members to fill
the spaces. The Board had no objection.
PERSONNEL POLICY LEAVE FOR
t DEATHS-Upon Inquiry by Commissioner
Stanley. Chief Administrator Butler report-
ed that the new personnel policy should be
ready for review at the next meeting. and
Chief Deputy Clerk Birmingham reported
that the current policy allows leave for the
day before, the day of. and the day follow-
Ing the funeral of specific relauves
APPRECIATION DISTRICT 1-
," Commissioner Stanley thanked Sheriff
McKelthen and Captain Nugent for attend-
ing his father s funeral.
TELEPHONE CALLS DISTRICT
SI-Commissioner Stanley requested that
he not be called at home by other County
Commissioners. stating he will discuss
any business at the Board meetings.
EMPLOYMENT COMMISSIONERS
DISTRICTS 4 & 5-Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Stanley about the working.
relationship between Chairman Yeager
and Commissioner Peters at Arizona
Chemical. Attorney McFarland reported
that their personal working relationship
has nothing to do with County business.
ADVERTISE PURCHASE/FINANCE
FIRE TRUCK H.V.F.D.-Lipon motion
by Commissioner Knox. second by
Commissioner Peters. and unanimous
vote. the Board agreed to advertise to
receive bids to purchase a used fire truck


1


for the Highland View Fire Department.
After discussion about the fire department
making the payments, Commissioner Knox
motioned to advertise to receive bids for
financing of this truck for the Highland
View Fire Department, with the first pay-
ment being due February,; 1999.
Commissioner Peters seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
DEPARTMENT OF 'C6RREC-
TIONS/INMATE WORK CREWS-
Commissioner Knox thanked
Superintendent Alford and Lieutenant
McLemore for the work done Iln Gulf
County by the D.O.C. inmate work crews.
DENTAL INSURANCE-Upon
inquiry by Commissioner Peters about
advertising lor a new dental Insurance
company. Chief Administrator Butler
reported that he has requested a printout
from Bankers Risk Management Services
on the dental claims. Commissioner Peters
requested that Chief Deputy Clerk
Birmingham and Attorney McFarland
check on the possibility of advertising for a
new provider.
BEACH ACCESS OAK STREET/
INDIAN PASS-Chairman Yeager reported
that he will meet with Attorney McFarland
to discuss problems with using Oik Street
as a beach access point at Indian Pass
GT COM LINE LOCATOR SER-
VICE/COUNTY RIGHT-OF-WAY-Chief
Administrator Butler discussed problems
which have occurred with using Sunshine;
One s 800 telephone number (the company)
currently used by GT Corn for the location
of telephone lines on the Countyiright-of-
ways). He reported that he has contacted
GT Corn about this problem and that the
Road Department. Mosquito Control
Department. Maintenance Department.
and Water Department will now send a fa.x
requesung line location and can expect a
response within 48 hours
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
"HARDENING"-Phillip Jones. of Preble-
Rish. Inc.. reported that he will meet with
Chief Administrator Butler to discuss the
details of "hardening the new administra-
tion building.
DRAINAGE GULF AIRE PHASE
II-Phillip Jones reported that he will meet
with Commissioner Knox to discuss the
drainage problems in Gulf Aire Phase II
subdhision. and he staled that no service
agreement has been prepared at this time.
STATE ROAD 71/MAINTENANCE-
Upon discussion that S R. 71 Is 'falling
apart in the Whitfleld Hill area. the Board
requested that Chief Administrator Butler
contact the Department of Transportation
about this problem.
ANIMAL CONTROL/ASSISTANCE-
Upon discussion that Barbara Eells tra-
eled to Wewahltchka to assist with an
Injured bird. Commissioner Traylor
requested that she be sent a letter of
\ appreciation. Chairman Yeager also
requested that letters of appreciation be
sent to the individuals who assisted during
the dolphin 'stranding' at Cape San Bias
FLOODING-Commissioner Traylor
discussed the high water on the
Apalachicola River and potential flood
problems that may arise In the near
future
CONFIDENTIALITY BOARD/LIA-
BILITY-Commissioner Peters stated that.
by law. any letters written on Board sta-
tionery are open to the public for review.
and Commissioner Traylor stated that he
believed all letters on Board stationery
should be approved by the Board or by the
Chairman. After discussion about a letter
drafted by Commissioner Stanley to the
Department of Corrections. Attorney
McFarland requested that the Board allow
him to review this matter before setting a
policy. Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Stanley about sending letters on personal
stationery. Attorney McFarland stated that
If he signs as a County Commissioner. the
entire Board could sull be held liable
Superintendent Alford requested that
Commissioner Stanley attend the D.O.C.
meeting on January 22. 1998 to discuss
the context of the letter he drafted regard-
ing the inmate work crews. Chairman
Yeager stated that the Board was con-
cerned with potenual liability which could
result from Commissioner Stanley's letter.
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Traylor.
second by Commissioner Peters. and
unanimous vote. the meeting did then
adjourn at 8:43 p m. E.S.T. T.
WARREN J. YEAGE E, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK ,






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PUBLIC NOTICE
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a public hearing, Monday,
February 16. 1998 at 5:05 p.m., E.T. to consider
the adoption of an ordinance with the following
title:
AN ORDINANCE PROMULGATING THE
RATES TO BE CHARGED FOR USE OF
THE GULF COUNTY WATERWORKS
SYSTEM IN THE AREA KNOWN' AS
WHITE CITY; OUTLININING MEANS OF.
ENFORCING PAYMENT FOR CONNEC-
TION TO THE GULF COUNTY WATER
WORKS SYSTEM IN THE AREA ; :,
KNOWN AS WHITE CITY: SETTING UP
MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS:
PROHIBITING FREE WATER SERVICE
REPEALING ANY ORDINANCE IN CON-
FLICT; PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR
VIOLATION: AND PROVIDING FOR AN.
EFFECTIVE DATE.
/s/Benny C. Lister /s/Warren J. Yeager, Jr.
Clerk Chairman
itc. February 5, 1998.
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners acting as the Highland View Water
Board will hold a public hearing, Monday,
February 16. 1998 at 5 00 p m ET t.: consider
the adopu.n of ar, c.rdirarce e -in the t Ill..o l ririg
ude
AN ORDINANCE PROMULGATING THE
RATES TO BE CHARGED FOR USE OF
THE GULF COUNTY WATERWORKS
SYSTEM IN THE AREA KNOWN AS
HIGHLAND VIEW: OUTLINING MEANS
OF ENFORCING PAYMENT FOR
WATER SERVICE. PROMULGATING
REQUIREMENTS FOR CONNECTION
TO THE GULF COUNTY WATERWORKS
SYSTEM IN THE AREA KNOWN AS
HIGHLAND VIEW: SETTING UP MAIN.
TENANCE REQUIREMENTS: PRO
HIBITING FREE WATER SERVICE:
REPEALING ORDINANCE IN CON.
FLICT; PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES
FOR VIOLATION: PROVIDING FOR
ENACTMENT BY EMERGENCY PROCE
DURE: AND PROVIDING EFFECTIVE
DATE.
/-,Benn C Lister /s/Wa.rr.n J Yearer. Jr
Clerk Ch..jrmain
Itc. February 5. 1998
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a public heannp Mrda%.
February 16. 1996 at 5 05p pm E T to consider
the adopuon of ar, ordinance 'iltr. the i.l-lloing
title-
AN ORDINANCE PROMULGATING THE
RATES TO BE CHARGED FOR USE OF
THE GULF COUNTY WATER WORKS
SYSTEM IN THE AREA KNOWN AS ST.
JOE BEACH; OUTLINING MEANS OF
ENFORCING PAYMENT FOR CONNEC-
TION TO THE GULF COUNTY WATER
WORKS SYSTEM IN THE AREA
KNOWN AS ST. JOE BEACH: SETTING
UP MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS.
PROHIBITING FREE WATER SERVICE;
REPEALING ANY ORDINANCE IN CON-
FLICT; PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR
VIOLATION: AND PROVIDING EFFEC-
TIVE DATE.
/ /Benny C Lister /s/Warren J. Yeager. Jr.
Clerk Chairman
lie February 5 1998
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Culf Counry Board of Co.jnn
Commilss'nrsa will hold a public heardln
Tue.da, Februar3 10 1. .at 6 05 r, E T 0to.
rconider the adopuon ofi ar ordinary, ce avi the fol-
lowing udle
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF
COUNTY. FLORIDA. BY AND
THROUGH PROCEDUkRS REQUIRED
FOR SMALL SCALE MAP AMEND-
MENTS PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY
UNDER STATE STATUTES SECTION
163.3187. SPECIFICALLY CHANGING
THE LAND USE OF 10 ACRES OF THE
AREA LOCATED 4 MILES NORTH OF

WEWABITCBKA U.S. HIGHWAY 71
BETWEEN BRYAN SETTERICH AND
OUR TOWN ROADS IN UNINCORPO-
RATED GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
FROM AGRICULTURAL HIGH DENSI -
TY. TQ RESIDENTIAL LOW DBI1-TV,
PROVIDING FOR A COPY ON FILE
AND PROVIDING FOR-AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
/s/Berny C Li- .e s/ Warren J Yeaier .Jr
Clerk Chairman
I e. February 5 1998
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Gull Counn Board of County
Commisiuoners_ will hold a public heanng
Tuesday. February 10 1998 at 6 05 p n.. E to
consider the adoption of a-. ordinarce aih ri. I lo
lonr.g ude
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH
PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR
SMALL-SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS
PURSUANT 70TO AUTHORITY UNDER.
STATE STATUTES SECTION 163 3187.
SPECIFICALLY CHANGING THE LAND
USE OF 10 ACRES OF THE AREA,*
LOCATED ON SOUTH LONG STREET
IN OVERSTREET (TAX ID #03483-
010) IN UNINCORPORATED GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM RESIDEN-
TIAL LOW DENSITY TO MIXED COM-
MERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL; PROVIDING
FOR A COPY ON FILE AND PROVID-
ING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
/s/Benny C. Lister /s/ Warren J. Yeager, Jr.
Clerk Chairman
Itc, February 5, 1998.


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350 Immediate part-time opening. Must be JOB NOTICE: The City of Port St. Joe i, Washer~and dryer, bothfori $75. Call Old, 6 panel windows;, goodcondition,
. honest, hard-working, cheerful with ref- accepting applications for the following ':647-3245. ''' tfe 1/29 $20 each. 647-8155. tfc 1/29
1/15 erences. Involves some lifting. Available : position: "
every Fri. night and occasional other : ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY, 1000 gallon fueltank, $600. 250 ft. of 8 Complete king bed, $250. '86 Lincoln
227- hours, 229-9282. ltp 2/5 $6.85/hour. Application and job ft. hurricanefence and20ft. roll gate,TownCar, a fine ride, $3,500. 647-
ents description may be' picked up. and $1,250. 229-6330, ask for Bill.:2tc 2/51 ,3123 '.' '2t 1/29
also. Receptioniist/Reservationist: property returned' to the: Municipal Building, 305'......
water, management office, requires customer Fifth '' Royal blue metal double'deck,bed, top Under the counter.dishwasher, runs
mini interface, 'good telephone skills, comrn-, Street, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32457. twin, bottom full, $75., Full mattress good. 229-8978 after 5:30. 2t. 1/291
>om. puter experience. 'Full time position. Applications deadline February 20,, and twin & full Little Mermaid com-
lcap with. benefits. For our new St. Joe 1998 The City of Port St. Joe enforces.a, forter/sheet set. '' tc',2,/5' Two bedroom, mobile home 12x65'; ren-
:ess, Beach office, Fantasy Properties, Inc., Drug-Free Workplace Policy and Is an ovation not complete, $6,000 as Is.
.2/5 call 648-5146.' It "tc 2/5. 'Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Maytag electric dryer, excellent condi- OBO. 648-5229. t e 1/22
Employer .' : "' '.2tc 2/5 tion, $50. Call 647-8314. 'Itc 2/5 .
fire- Now hiring food servers, kitchen, help"i" '' ",' '''' -' ,REDUCE: Lose weight while you sleep,
'1/2' and bartenders. Apply n person at The Independent Contractor: Gulf Coast One Peaye XR 600C rnixr/aplifier. take OPAL tablets and, E-Vap Diuretic.
229- Top of the Gulf, talk with Jonnie. No Electric Cooperative is seekingan index Available Pitts,. 'Pharmacy in
2/5 phone calls please. tfe 2/5. pendent contractor to read electric. Two Peavey .115HC I speakers, two 25.Wewabitchka. 5tp 1/22
meters in its Bayou George, Fountain,, ft. speaker cables. One 1993 model, like
227- Fulltime office position in the reserva-,y Sand 'Hills and Ebro service. areas. new,.$1,290, asking $750. 'Call '227 Portable beauty shop. Computer, comrn-
mient tions/front desk area. 'Some weekend Please submit, your proposal to Gulf 3777. tc 2/5,plete with everything, Sago palms and
ome work require.' Needs to be' friendly and Coast Electric Cooperative, James their miscellaneous items. 648-4550.
Cenr outgoing with good communication. and' Tharp,' 'P. 0., Box 8370,. 'Southport,.. Betty's Fashions' Going' Out of. "' .. : "':
ded. computer skills. Must be able to handle Florida 32409,' including, qualifications,'' Business' Sale. Lots of'bargains,, 2431: .
Joe,. difficult situations and enjoy working and 'famliarity"i with' the area by Oak Grove Ave., Port St. Joe. 4tp 1/29 DRIVEAY SHELL.
nity. with' the public. Please mail or 'fax Monday, February 9, 1998 4:30 p.m. MUSHROOM COMPOST
'TY resume ,to Parker Realty .of Mexico For information, please call James PAWN SHOPPE BARFIELD'S, 229-2727
,2/5 Beach atiP. .Box 123, Mexico Beach, Tharp 6at 800-568-3667 or 850265 216 THIRD ST. tfic2/5
FL 32410, .faxi850-648-5779. tfc 2/5 3631. '" c 2/5 227-PAWN BUY, SEL-L OR TRADE
mnall, .. '.'. Bedroom set, black iron double 'canopy
ved-, Applications are being accepted thru SocialService, part time 20 hour week Floral/restatrant cooler, 2 door 82"h x bed &,3,dressersin gray, marble, (1 six
rates. Wednesday, February 11th i for a full Experience in geriatrics. Send. resume 80w x 33 d. outside compressor. Call drawer with mirror, w/5 tall drawers
227- time, temporary fiscal assistant position to Bay St. Joseph 'are Center, 220 9th 229-6580. 4tp 1'/29 & nightstand) Cal 227-412. :
1/25 at the Gulf County Health Department. St., Port St. Joe, FL 32456;, '850-229- ."I .& l 1 .'.
This position will 'require 'accounting, 8244 or fax 850-229-1042. 4tc" 1/22 Onisid ia mow Arch Teell buildings, sa~ money' on
gulf bookeeping purchasing, andperson- 'I 'IOne 18 hp46".inustrial lanmower,
gulf bookkeepingCpurchasing,rand person- Co ', ta .r'$350 obo. One 151. bass boat w/85 lhp. factory' ioverstocked models while sup-
wn-'. nel duties. Computer experience pre- Cooks needed, train under cef. Apply Johnson, 2,000. obo. One. VCR plies last. 16x24 20x28, 3i44, 40x58.
ithly ferred in Microsoft Word'and Excel. in person ut Toucan's Restaurant. No w/remote $50.2 trailer, tandem wheelFinancingavailable.Call Now! -800-
plete Submit detailed State of Florida appli- calls 'please. tf .2/. 14 or 17x7, obo$ 2. s, 341707. 'Serious inquiries only.
xico cations, to: Joy Creamer, Gulf county $50 ea. obo 229-8378. 2tp 1/29 :2tp/29
874-' Health Department, 502 Furth'St., Experienced nail tech, needed. For'
2/5, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Application very busy salon on St. George Island. Queen size box springs & 'mattress.
forms are available 'at the Health 850-927-3500. tf"Z/t 5 Large 'couch, Aztec look, 3 years old,
pool, Department. Itc 2/5 .. .. paid $.',600,. asking: $200, excellent
ning CHILDREN'S CASE MANAGER, '.Gulf0' ..-i'.'shpCal2731or2744
,11. Life Management Center has an' imme- 2' bedroom mobile home recently
Sdiate opening for a Children's 'Case ~ remodeled,,possible owner financing. FREE to good home, 3/4 part black
M3 service planning, supportive. counsel- Corner, lot also available Call 227- chow puppy, male. Call 229 8962..
able Rauirements: ,Bachelor's .degree in' TUPPERWRE. Open house at" 110' 8 t / Yellow banded macaw, excellent talker,
and- psych', soc. work or other human ser- Hunter Circle, Port St. Joe, Sales FREE CASH GRANTSI College, Scholar- needs someone, who has time to giv
vices. Apply to: Edwin R. ills, .311 Service and Employment opportunities ships. Business. Medical bills. Never the attention and love needed Cage and
ergY Williams Ave., Port St. Joe,' FL'32456 'Saturday, February 7,1998 at 3.:0 p.m Repay. Tol ,Free 1-8002189000, t. cage stand included, $600. 229-8656
fur- 'E.O.E Itc 2/5 RSVP229-9396 Tina (lv msg) G-9513 4tp 1/15 leave message, will consider all offers.
s on. .


On.
2/5


I W ML m w I&- L __a


Gulf Shore"Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets.. I block from'St., Joe each. 647-
I Cy, f-' 2


.- -- -- 1200 0 sq':.ft., office soace ,located, on
1978 Celebnrity 16 ft.4 cyl. Mercury /o, HwyC -30, $750, imonth,includes uti-
VHF, hummingbird, top trailer, $3,500; ties Call 227-1774. tflc2/5
14 'ft. Allison' 85 hp Mercury hotfoot ies 227172/5
original race boat, trailer, $3,500. Call UINFURNISHED
648-4249. 2tc 1/9 Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&al screen porch, carport &.
Laundry rm.
9 Zot.hLa2* rge 2 bedroom apartment, stove
refrng., washer/dryer hook-up
M -New extra Ig. 3, bdrm. house,' 1 1/2'ba.,
sdoeeauaidry tch&a, dishwasher
Two bedroom apartment for rent, no FURNISHED
pets.'Call'229-8869. I'tc 2/5 *Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat & ir,
For Rent: 2 bedroom trailer and trailer nsher/ edryer hoouapartment, washer
lot in Highland View. 227-1260. tfc 2/5 /dryer hook-up.
3. *bt Iho *; a' I 't Cypress ^Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
3 bedroom, ,1 bathj~iwater at'ypress. .tfc 2/5
Creek, ..1/4 mile offi Hwy. 71 betweenn


Wewa & Blountstown; 639-3380 or2265-5
1331."' ,, 2tc2/5


3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment, $400 per
month plus deposit. Available March 1.
227-7424. ltp 2/5:
Commercial property at Gulf Foods in
Mexico Beach, 20'x40' space. Ask for'
Ron, 648-5129. tfc 2/5
2 'bedroom mobile home, $200 per,
month, Trout St., Highland'View. 227-
1-980.- tfc 1/,29
Two bedroom, central h/a, mobile home
in Wewa. 639-5552, evenings,, 648-
5344.:. t '-. '. .fcd/29


Two bedroom, 1 ba. traileron Pineda St.
Must see to appreciate. No .pets. Call
S, 647-5361. ;;: tfc 2/5..
One bedroom furnished apartment, $75
per week. 229-9000. :tfe 2/5
Dead Lakes, RV and mobile home lots,
$80 month, includes w,&..,639-5721, '
l0tc 1/15'


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


Storage

Units

229-6200

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


One and two lbedroomi apartments. 2
blocks fromibeac. Beacon Hiill, reason-
able. Call 912-246-1250. 1, 1'tfc 2/5


[GARAGEj SALES!,4-


Yard Sale: Saturday; Feb. 7, 8:00 a.m. -
"1:00 'ip..m Cbrieir of..2st St.: and Palm
;BlVd. Cl6thes;'large, uIsses, queen' size,
n5Iic. Rain cancels. Great bargains. Itp


Parking LotiSaie:'Saturday, 7 a.m. CT.;
Spring inv. clearance,, clothing, tackle,
boat parts/acc., new/used. Disc. to
.50% off. Marquardt's Marina,, 39065, ,
Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach. ltc 2/5
'Yard Sale: Saturday, 8 a.m.. 12 noon.,
No early sales. '121 Hunter Circle,
am/fm receiver, child's bunk bed and.
lots of clothes.
Carport Sale:. mFirnlture, household
items; adult and cHldren': clothes, lots'
of mise. Saturday, Feb. 7th, 8:00till,.,


YARD SALE: 205 Third St., Mexico
Beach, Feb. ,6. & 7, Fri/Sat.,, 8:00 a.m.
CT. Lotsiof stuff. '" Itp 2/5
.YARD SALE: Jan. 30, 8:30 12 EST.
680 Borders Rd., Overstreet. Over the
SOverstreet Bridge, ,10.,m llS 'past. to the'.:,
radio tower. Look for signs. ltc 1/29
TUPPERWARE Open. house, at 110.
Hunter Circle, Port St. Joe, 'iSales
Service and Employment Opportunities
Saturday, :February ,7, 1998 'at '3:LOO
p.m RSVP 229-9396 Tina (lv msg)
:'* ... .. : ". '. : ; -:3tc 1/22 '


Yard Sale: Washer, dryer, refrigerator
stove, antiques, something for everyone
Floore's farm at Overstreet. Saturday.
tfc 2/.






Bookkeeper/receptionist, compute
phone, people skills. Full time, benefits
drugfree workplace. Apply ini person
Marquardt's Marina, -3904.Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach. ltc 2/


COSTIN'S
BoaKkeiejing`Srviece '
..Tax RetIurniA Specialty -
';224',ReidAve"'f ,.. Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8581 :



Cabinets, custom mantlies,

Bob/Janna Rinehart. -
227-3590'.. :'
tfc2/5

ROGr:A So OKES
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR

Free Estimates RE 0R066770
PLUMBING REPAIRS
pd 4/2/98


RENA CHAIN
Independent Marketing Rep. #119212
107 Sunset Circle Port St., Joe,
850-229-8093
.' '"".- .;. *'^^e' ;. :8 '.9 *3 '* *


9L`CLawn 'Service ,
Catelind to All Your Lawn
'.1. NeSeds0vI46e
Mow6lg, Trimming, Clean Outs,
anicuring, Spraying, Fertilizing,
LLandscaRpilg and Minor Sprinkler Repair.
Ref. A, available. 229-6435


)1 : Residential
o C,,ommercial
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite'Treatnments#' Restaurant* Motel
*Flea Control : ., Condominiums
SHousehold Pest Control'. ,* New Treatment/' -''
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
,d."FAMILY OWNED ',;
' PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
SServingGulf Co. .&Surrounding Areas '.
Free'Estimates & Inspectiohns


, C


Auto Rates Have
Been! Reduced!
oall cannon Insurance,
: '-227-1133r



CUSTOMLAW N
SERVICES
Jeff Wood 227-1559
tIc siC


STUTZMAN ROOFING
Specializing in Reroofs.
Single-Ply, .& Repairs
"Where Quality IsHigher ThanPncei .
229-8631
tfc 2/5

BART'S
HANDYMAN
SERVICE
* Household Repairs
* Painting;. Interior/Exterior :Deck
Restoration Lawn maintenance
: FREE ESTIMATES
S' I 4 .' f 2/5


PkUS SMALL'ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Aent-Al, Inc*
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112


MINI-STORAGE


S5x10 10x10 10x20o
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
AS ABROIUT FREE MONTH'S RENT


z ,CARPET CLEANING



-, ... Odor Contr .:-ol*2 i ,Water Darna'e': ez.

;I PetStains. .'Free.Estimates '
(850) 227-5098or 2299 3
5 ST E AM CL EAN ING ST EAM CLEANING


C/asiied $dveriltsing



Will clean 'your house, satisfaction'
guaranteed. Call for rates.. 229-6393.
Brate ed~i}:bl o !::-.. ,' I:I 2 9


STRICKLAND ELECTRIC,
S All'Type' Electrical .Work
-, LIC.#ER001 3168 INSURED
647-8081
ALAN STRICKLAND

Available9 at.


;Championship
CIcks 2 8

f: 1House,
229-6805


C.. J.'s *laiwn

FUL'LLAWN'SERVICE ,
VACUUM YARD MACHINES TRIM-
MING LANDSCAPING
I will work for you.
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka''.""
Clyde Sanfordl(904) 648-8492


Steve Brant's

ROOFING.

LICENSED & INSURED
LIC. #RC00503,21,
Port StLoe Call

2294326
Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218 2/5


Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition, & Electrical Repairs
'DANIELS "SERVICE CO., INC.
RA 0043378 ER0007623


Ell "Cs.'


6-


GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE'ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT 'iNANCING
SERVICE AGREEMENTS
48-5474 F Licene ER 0010992, RA0054218,


LIC #RF0051042* RG0051008* ER 0011618

JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
:'R 'PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION,* REPAIRS
Free, REMODELING *"RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
EStimeflm t e INSTALLATION OF WATER'LINES AND SEWER LINES
,,.o-, t, MI NO/,*. ,,,, ., MINOR ELECTRICAL .. .
PORT STJOE, FLO.RIDA: 904/ 'O21


St. Joe Glass & Mirror:
81 -D 4th St. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 *o227-3885
Mirrors Plex-Glass Furniture Tops Desk Tops
Residential Commercial Industrial* Shower Doors
Boat Glass *'Heavy Equipment Glass .


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


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Page Eight The Star Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Feb. 5. 1998


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





A 1987 West single wide mobile home
on six small lots in White City. $20,000
or best offer. Call 827-2328, ask for
Annie. 3tp 2/5
For Sale by Owner: 4 bdrm., 2 ba., ne
carpet, ceramic tile, fenced yard,
75x150' lot, ch&a, 60. ft. shallow well.
See by appointment, ,,1703 Garrison
aVe. 229-8474 after 4 p.m. tfc 1/29
Home for sale in North Port St. Joe,:
405 Avenue A. For more information
call 850-227-3603. 4tc 1/22


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
4tc 2/5


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.
tk 2'5


COINS BY THE BAY!
I buy and sell old coins, and paper
money. Billy Stephens. fair prices.
Home 229-8104. Bus. 229-6803.
tfc 2/5
Women's Support Group. Thursday.
5:30 6:30 p.m., Wellness Center,
Third & Williams Are. NO CHARGE.
New group in development. Any inter-
ested women are encouraged to attend.
Details, call 227-1145.


Catherine L. Collier
Representative
211 Allen Memorial Way *
Port St. Joe
Avon (0) 229-6460
AVO n

PET SITTER
AVAILABLE. Cat. .
dogs, and anything elseli ..
2 years experience
Willing to work. Don Jecha. Call
me at (850) 647-3651
tfc'1/29


RONEY

PHOTOGRAPHY
We Do On Location
Portraits!
We Come to You
Custom Black & White
Developing and Printing
(850), 229-9643
J. B. Roney, Photographer
tfc 2/5


REAL ESTATE WANTEI1~D PUBLIC____NOTICES_


New 2000 sq. ft. heat & air 3 bedroom,
3 bath 18'x40' LR/DR, large kitchen,
split plan, 10'x36' porch, 2 car garage,
on one acre, 1000 ft. to Dead Lakes
Landing. Finance assistance available.,
$95,000. 639-3087. 2tc 2/5
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 living 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
3 bdrm.. I ba., completely remodeled
with refrigerator, dishwasher & range,
cen. h/a, 100'xl140' lot, 246 Pompano.
Highland View. Call 871-1731 between
9 a.m.-,5 p.m.ET. tifc 2/5
Cape San BIas townhome. Security
gate, ocean view. Tennis, pool, fishing
lakes. Like new, many extras. Must see
to appreciate. 227-3351. tfc 2/5
A 4 bedroom, 2 bath aluminum siding
home with 2 large worksheds on
approximately 2 acres of land in
Wewafitchka. Asking $46,000. Call
639-3338. lltp 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 2/5
Lease Purchase. 3/2. pool. garage. I/1
pool house, gulf view. 2"') deposit plus
closing costs. Balance at 10%, 46'
month balloon, $140,000. 1-612-416-
3711. t' fc2/5
1985 14x70' 2 bdrm., 2 ba. mobile
home w/3 acres of land with 2 out-
buildings, deep well, Ig. deck in White
City, 839,000 OBO. 827-2838 after 5
p.m. tic 2/5
Home for sale by owner: brick home. I
1/2 lots. nice neighborhood. 4 bed-
rooms. 2.5 baths, family room, sun
room. Formal living & dining room.
Custom kitchen & breakfast nook, hot
tub, swimming pool. large deck, fenced
in back yard. 2700 sq. ft. heating &
cooling. Location 103 20th St.. PSJ
1904) 229-8409. By appointment only.


ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Saturday 8:00.p.m. ET
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8.00 p.m.
AL-ANON Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1sf United
Methodist Church, PSJ

+ 0 Port St. Joe Lodge No. 111
SReg.Stated Communication
1st & 3rd Thursday of
Search month, 8:60
GV [/^ p.m.,Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave.
Richard Robinson, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.
I1st & 3rd weeks -Dec.



LIVESTOCK
Horseshoeing
8 Trimming
229-9737 -







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


Pe'ce Heating & Cooling
LICENSED INSURED SALES AND SERVICE ,
A/C Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
State Lic. #RA0066486 229-COOL

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

C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-O-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!
Installation Pump-Out Repair


For sale by owner: two story new home
2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2 bath, mrias- -
ter bdrm., 22'x]6' with garden tub.
sunken den w/fireplace and home the- '
atre system with surround sound. Front
and rear porch. 12'x16 util shed. By
appt. only. 101 Yaupon. 229-64 11
tfc 2/5
Lots on Dead Lakes, West Arm Section.
Call 639-5920. tfc 2/5


3 bedroom, 1 bath brick home on shad-
ed cornet lot in Highland View. Cen.
h/a, fireplace. new carpet in living area,
utility room, storage and bpat shed,
$42,500. 227-1604. tfc 2/5'
TAKE OVER PAYMENTS, ,96 16x86
Cavalier Zone 3 mobile home, 3 bd:, 2,
ba., deck. garden tub & many extras,
acreage available. 227-2521 or 2291j
8002. c 2/5
A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide'
mobile home on 75'x150' lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach. asking
$55.000. Call 647-3292. Uc 2/5
3 13R masonry home with large in-
ground pool, $69.500. MUST SELLI!
229-9282 Days, 229-2580, evenings.
tfc 2/5
Perfectly kept, 2 bdrm/den or third
bdrm 2 bath home by Gulf of Mexico.;
'Approx. 1750 sq. ft. Too many ameni-l
ties to list. Call for details & appt. by
owner. 229-8674. tfc 2/5
1/2 acre lots. 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekvlew Subd.. with septic
tank & well. S2.500 down. S132.16 mo:
Call George, 229-6031. tfe 2/5

Want to Place A
Classified Ad -
Call 227-1278


Wanted: Apartment or private room for
June, July, August for summer intern.
Reasonable. Call 229-8271, ext. 234.
2tc 2/5
Want to share apartment, 2 bedrooms,
share expenses, close to town. Call 229-
7145 after 2 or evenings. 2tp 1/29




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF
.COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 97-208-CA


BANK UNITED,
Plaintiff,.
vs.
RAYMOND HOLLAND and WILMA
B. HOLLAND, HIS WIFE; and UNIT-
ED STATES OF AMERICA,
Defendants. ,
RE-NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Surrs,:u'-v findl rljarmenirt of ficlo-ure
dated November 21. 1997 and an Order Resetung
Sale dated 1. Isar.uan 19j anrd eantetrd ir, C -e
No. 97-208-CA :,f the Circui Court of ihe Fourteenith
Judicial Circuit in and for Cull Co,,uvntyv nda.
wherein BANK UNITED, is Plairuli and RAkT1OND
HOLLAND and WILMA B. HOLLAND, his wife; and
tifrtE)i SIAMS OF AIAMEFJCA. are dcfendani.s I .ill
srll to the highest and beti btidder .:.r cash a the
fTor.i ,iJ... of Lhe Gull CounO Counhnus,. at 1000 5I .
Street. Port Saint Joe- GulfCcunry. Fl:nda 32457 at
1:00 o'clock ,a m E S, T .. :r the 191h day .:.I
February. 199m the iIloninr ,e.lecnto'-d pr,:pert i
set forth In uiiJ Order or Final Judgmernt t L
LOT S. BLOCK "H" OF FOREHAND'S
SECOND ADDITION TO HIGHLAND VIEW
ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT
THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT.
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, PLAT BOOK I
AT PAGE 50. (FROM OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 80. PAGE 198, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.)
Ifyou are a per i.n ith a dlkbilirt3 who:, need,
any ac:oinunrdU.n In order to p rUcir-urate in thi
prreedinp :-u are enudied. at no rc,[ t% f.eu 1n the
p .r,n of certain i ai .i.iance Pleas.e contact the
Court at (904) 229 61 13 within rAo 12) working daos
of your receipt of this Notice; if you are'hearing or
voice'Impaired, call Florida Relay Service (800) 955-
8770.


1102 Constitution Dr. $225,000



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HIIANNON
Bedrooms 3 Baths 2 1,2 Lot 121 15 REALTY INC.
Price includes BAYVIEW ingrounrd .pool glass. PORT ST. JOE
enclosed porch *ith built-in brick BBO rIll. appiiancs.7
custom buill-in desk. file drawers and bookcases in ,
.otice, replacee in lamily room






Alcoholics Anonymous, Surfside For All Your Printing
Serenity Group, meets Mon., Wed, Fri.,
at 7:30, p.m. CST at 1st United & Advertising Needs
Methodist Church, ,22nd St., Mexico Call The Star!
Beach. Women's open AA meeting, 12 l .
noon CST Thursdays. :227-1278 r 229-8997

: Residential Custom Wood
PART TIME COMMERCIAL .O ..r.-rcioi Industrial
CLEANING A 8 R Fence
-Evenings & Weekends feacing#and Concrete Work
SCall 6784-9315 Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
S '-,4 4tc 1/15 EIN #593115646 (850) 647-4047


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--f-- WORK'
D .. VO Interior & Exterior.
Simulated Brick
BOB'S PAINT & Custom Bands & Coins
BODY SHOP .No Styrofoam, Just
30 Continuous Years of Real Stucco
Automotive Body Repair Call 4c 1/15
Rebuild Wrecks Tm 22-8
Body & Window Work Tim 229-8588
Expert Automotive Painting Pantin g by:
FREE ESTIMATES on Your'Body Work : '
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Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229



T.V. 8 V.C.R. SALES
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Factory Authorized Service
We Service,What We Sell
Badcock Home Furnishings Center
310 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
850-229-6195



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

827-6828 ask for Dusty

tfc2/5


DATED at Port St. Joe, Florida. on January 14,
1998.
BENNY C. LISTER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ T. Knox
Deputy Clerk
SMITH & HIATT. P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
2691 East Oakland Park Boulevard. Suite 303
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306,
2tc. January 29 and February 5. 1998.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE DIVISION
ALISSA LYNN FODEN, FILE NO: 98-3
Deceased.
/
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of ALISSA
LYNN FODEN. deceased, with the case number indi-
cated above, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf
County. Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe., Florida
32456. The name and address .: i Le perT-.-r.,J repre-
sentative and of the personal :'epr.-eirni.,ue ai--
ney are set forth below.


All interested persons are required to file with
the Court:
(A) All claims against the estate:
(B) Any objection that challenges the qualifica-
tions of the personal representative, venue or
jurisdiction of the Court:
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, OR AS
TO ANY CREDITOR REQUIRED BY LAW TO BE
SERVED WITH A COPY OF THIS NOTICE, WITHIN
THF LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE
iTE OOF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON SUCH
CREDITOR.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Date of the first publication of this notice:
February 5. 1998.
RONALD L. NELSON
Florida Bar Number 280194
Attorney for Personal Representative
517 East Government Street
Pensacola. Florida 32501
Telephone: (850) 434-1700

Personal Representative:
Amy Foden Parrish
P. 0. Box 538
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
2tc.,February 5 and 12, 1998.


463 Plantation Drive $179,900m





HITANON
3EarrM:2 5 EIr.: Lar-d j3 i.is REALTY Nc.,
Sp~es~i lI utes 2 zicor, crmrempcurar, thcn.Er. ner.ejrzorn&0-nx 'e
M.,,. r:IG ue e drejier.g im pr,,5iE bair. S.'2i31 cI.:..rFtiaep ., PORT ST. JOE
rlemI *fd)ci icle i pn ~ nkler ,, N me~ r :
u. :. Pri7-1450
reing .1iI4r. amner:ri %:cr o r.r 3n ~ and r~er n,. c35i~i-:1i. ,wtm- ,Ii 3r. 2
rio. rt~amr-abiXT ii-3a ndsneidlmi.cmrt r:ue


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PRICE INCLUDE
dining room with
area. den, bonus
central heal/air.


-1805 Marvin Ave. $94,900





IIAINNON
adrooms. 2 Balhs 2 Lots REALTY'INC.
ES: Large family room with fireplace. ,PORT. ST. JOE ,
i bay window, kitchen and breakfast
s room, screened porch, ubilny room, 227-1450


103 Garrison Ave. $65,900





REALTY INC.
FEATURES Zoned C'2 commercial in Port St Joe for light manu- .. PORT.ST JOE
Facr r,.g Includeds 2 offices and gbath, large '.ork area with Jab 227. 450fR
Floor and overhead i-ghting, central heal and air. Separate build-
nqg for storage/parking Partial owner Finaric;ng.


2048 Parker Ave. New Price $45,900




.. IIHANNON

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Fantasy Properties, Inc.
S1200 U.S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 J7
(850) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478 MRLT



Fantasy Properties

wishes to thank all their customers

in 1997 for making this our best

year ever. We also wish to

congratulate

Ellen Allemore

& Joan Smithwick

for both being


million dollar


producers.

NEW LISTINGS:
OVERSTREET, 1426 Pleasant Rest Rd. 2 bedroom, 2 ba.,
split plan mobile home on cleared approx. 1/2 acre lot. paved road, all
utilities, well, septic, satellite dish, 4' deep x 24' round above ground
pool. Perfect for your country living, yet within 10 minutes to two towns.
Priced to sell at $27,500.

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

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