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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 12, 1998
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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ARCHIVES BINDERY
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Play
Ball
Story on Page 9A


Basketball Teams Prepare
for District
Story on Page 1WOA


"Dine Your
Valentine"
Selection on Pages 6A & 7A


Lore Speaks at Historical
Society Annual Dinner
Story on Page 5A


Voice


Police
Reports
Story on Page 3A


Rains Send Rivers Into Flood Stage


For the Second Time In -- /

Five Weeks, Causing Anxiety
For the second time in just five weeks, Gulf County
residents who reside in low level areas along the
Apalachicola and Chipola Rivers are seeing flood waters ( ,
dangerously close to their homes. ,
Emergency Management Director Larry Wells reported B
Monday morning the Apalachicola River reached its crest
at 22.03 feet Sunday night at Blountstown, approximately
two inches less than the 22.20 feet recorded December 29, A

Wells said the Chipola River had reached 21.5 feet at
Altha. Flood stage for the Chipola is 22 feet.
Other than low level flooding, which includes several .
roads in residential and non-residential areas along theI
waterways, no more damage is expected from current flood -.
Conditions.
Memories of the 75-year flood spurred by Tropical
Storm Alberto three and one-half years ago have made Na'mi '
residents especially cognizant of the river's fury. Gulf
County commissioners and emergency management per-
sonnel have issued their concerns that river readings have : -
remained unseasonably high throughout the winter
months.
The National Weather Service has predicted a wetter .
than normal winter, crediting the effects of "El Nifo" with
creating the conditions.
Wells stated in last week's issue of The Star, that their .. l
intent was not to predict flood levels similar to those regis-.., .
tered in 1994, but rather to make property owners aware __7 .
SoLfthe,.situati ko nt wy^ n .ke'a o V.me. i4ete', .. -. ,' .-
The 75-year flood in July of 1994 reached levels of -, -...'" '
26.7 feet on the Apalachicola River. Wells said the highest -:.~ ---- :,,:'-" .. -i
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recorded flood levels on the Apalachicola were in March of
1929, when it reached 28.6 feet.


Homeowners on river alarmed by rise of water. Record was in 1929, when level reached 28.6 feet.


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County esurrects Establishment of "Bed Tax"


Timothy W. Stein,
-Congressional Candidate

Stein Files Intent to
Seek a U. S. House of
Representatives Seat
Timothy W. Stein, a regis-
tered Democrat and a resident of
rural Overstreet, has filed his
intent to run for the office of
United States Congress, House of
Representatives, District 2, as an
Independent Candidate under the
Alternate Method with the
Division of Elections in
Tallahassee.
The 53-year-old candidate is
a disabled veteran who was
severely wounded while serving
with the United States Army in
Vietnam. He has also been a com-
puter engineer, a published free
lance writer, and a business
owner. He is an amateur radio
operator (N9FTC), and is con-
cerned about the sale of amateur
frequencies by the FCC.
Stein has been married 29
years to his wife, Suzanne, who
works in the jewelry department
of WalMart in Panama City.
His son, Timothy II, who'
graduated from Port St. Joe High
School in 1995, is currently serv-
^i ing in the Army as a paratrooper.


But Commission

Walks Cautiously

With Its Plan
Gulf County commissioners
cautiously discussed what direc-
tion they needed to take in con-
sidering a tourist development tax
(bed tax) for Gulf County.
Commissioner Tommy Knox
broached the subject, suggesting
the board needed to establish a
nine member Tourist Develop-
ment Council. The board's pur-
pose would be to do the ground-
work, planning, and analyze the
tax and how it would work for
Gulf County.
Commissioners were dis-
cussing the tax several months
ago, but decided to shelve the idea
due to economic conditions at the
time with Florida Coast Paper
Company and other local industry

Mexico Beach Post

Office Has Moved
To New Location
The Mexico Beach Post Of-
fice has recently changed loca-
tions, moving to the old Jr.
Store on the corner of 41st
Street and Highway 98. Great
improvements have been made
with the relocation, including
remodeling, expansion and eas-
ier access.
The City of Mexico Beach will
be ordering 45 more palm trees to
plant along Highway 98, for their
beautification project. A total of
125-130 trees will be planted to
complete the project.
Once planted, there will be a
total of 90 trees running along
the highway, from Toucan's Res-
taurant heading easterly toward
the county line.
If anyone is interested in do-
nating to the project or purchas-
ing a tree please contact Mexico
Beach City Hall at 648-5700.


and businesses. They did decide
to place the question on a county-
wide referendum during the next
general election.
Since that time though, the
state has changed the require-
ments for implementation of the
tourist development tax. Local
governments now have the option
of implementing the tax by ordi-
nance and public hearings.
Revenues
Commissioners have dis-
cussed using revenues from the
tourist development tax to help
fund Gulfs Economic
Development Committee. The
committee, still in its infancy, is
concentrating on bringing con-
trolled development, economic
growth and jobs to Gulf County.
Budget needs was one of the
items discussed during the
.Economic Development Commit-
tee's last meeting. They estimated
annual needs of approximately
$60,000 in county participation
to adequately fund the committee.
The Florida County's
Foundation estimated that
$13,000 to $19,000 per 1% of tax


would be generated by the tourist
development tax In Gulf County.
. based on fiscal year 1996-97
information.
Commission chairman
Warren Yeager suggested the
board hold a workshop on the
tourist development tax before
appointing the Tourist Develop-
ment Council. He issued concerns
about who would be included
under the tax umbrella, and how
it might affect the individual
property owners renting just one
or two parcels.
"We need to define exactly
who and how people are affected
by the tourist development tax
before we proceed," he said.
Commissioner John Stanley
agreed with Yeager, stating that
he would like to see more infor-
mation before the board proceeds
with the idea.
Commissioner Billy Traylor
spoke up in favor of the tax, but
he did note a need to clarify how
the tax would work.
"We're not going to put a bur-
den on local people," he said.
The tourist development tax


would be charged to short term
occupants (less than six months)
of hotels, motels, cottages. 'and
rental property in the county.
Money received from the tax must
be used to promote; enhance and
develop tourism, beach renour-
ishmeht and related matters.
Preliminary.Report Received
on Airport Feasibility
Larry Parker (Dames &
Moore) presented the board with a
preliminary report on the county's
airport feasibility study for Costin
Airport at Jones Homestead.
As previously reported in The
Star, several businesses are inter-
ested in locating at the proposed
air park facility; however, part of
the requirements for some of
them to locate in Gulf County Is
the development of the air park
and paving of the runway.
Leonard Costin, owner of
Costin Airport, has committed to
deed the air strip over to the
county, if grant funds are
approved to pave the runway and
develop its infrastructure. One of
( the requirements to getting the
grant is to verify the feasibility of


the airport facilities.
Parker gave the board no hint
of the direction the study was
going in Tuesday evening's pre-
liminary report, but did state he
would have a final draft for them
to review before the board's next
meeting February 24. In fact, he
stated the county's review com-
mittee would receive the report by
Februiaty 20.
He also said there would be
no problem getting the final report
to this quarter's CFASPP meeting
for review. CFASPP is a steering
committee for Florida Aviation.
Their .review and support of the
airport project is instrumental to
obtain Department of Transpor-
tation grant funds totalling $1.3
million to develop the air park.
SJB Humane Society To Help
Refurbish County Pound
Carolyn Lee, president of the
newly formed St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society, approached the
board Tuesday offering an abun-
dance of building material and
supplies to refurbish the county's

(See BIDS on Page 7)


Wewahitchka Starts Renovation of City Hall


The City Commission of We-
wahitchka had a short session
Monday evening but accom-
plished several important actions
which were brought before the
board.
The commission voted to go
ahead with the spending of
$2,700 for fireworks for the annu-
al display which is held on the
shores of Lake Alice each year.
Kenny Strange, Chamber of
Commerce president, advised the
commission that the annual Tu-
pelo Festival will be held on April
4 this year. Strange advised the
board of the charges the chamber
had set for booths of both food
purveyors and craft booths as
well.


This year, a pageant to select
"Miss Tupelo Honey Festival" is
being planned, to be held in con-
junction with the festival. Strange
said a different committee will be
in charge of planning the pa-
geant.

Bids and Work Awarded
Remember, back in Novem-
ber, the voters approved a reno-
vation program for the City Hall
building?
It is scheduled to begin with-
in several weeks, when bids will
be received to put a new roof on
the building. It won't be a project
which will merely put another
coating on the existing roof, el-


their. It will be an entirely new
roof system.
The commission voted Mon-
day evening to receive bids to do
the job, returnable on the last
meeting in March.
The new roof system will con-
sist of an entirely new configura-
tion of the present roof line, re-
sulting in the installation of a
metal roof.

This is the first step in over-
hauling the building. "We decided
we must stop the water from
coming in before any other reno-
vations are attempted," city man-
ager Don Minchew stated.


Another action by the board
Monday, was to instruct electrical
contractor Kenny Strange to in-
stall electrical service to attach
lights at the baseball field located
at T. L. James Park. The matter
was not bid since the job will cost
less than $2,000, the mandatory
bidding limitation which has been
set by the city. Following the
work by Strange, the Gulf Coop
will install the lighting fixtures.

City Manager Don Minchew
also reported on a couple of used
mobile homes being located with-
in the city limits. City ordinance
requires that,mobile homes which
are over five years old be Inspect-
ed before moving into place.


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The Star

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1998


It's Only Money


LAST WEEK WE HAD both good and bad news to report on
projects not yet started but which promise boosts to our econo-
my. The good news was the bids received on. the future marina
project, meaning we must rely less on borrowed money even
though it will be borrowed at an attractive interest rate. Faced
with the prospect of being required to pay no interest on a siza-
ble portion of the money is the best rate of all.
The future lessor of the completed marina will have smaller
rental payments to pay as a result of lower interest rates.
This is all predicated on the fact of the lowest bid winning fi-
nal acceptance. On the surface, it appears as if the low bidder
will be the job winner since we are familiar with the quality of
his work.; .
THE FACT THAT WE received nine separate bids on the fu-
ture construction of the marina speaks well for the project, too.
The number of bidders served to drive the construction costs
down arid will give us an edge on securing a quality job.
Still, familiarity with the quality of work the low bidder per-
forms notwithstanding, we congratulate the city commission for
taking the slow and easy approach for awarding the construc-
tiort contract. The commission opted to study the bids until its
meeting on February 17, when it will announce its decision.
There is enough difference between the nine bids received to
make a decision necessary, but easy to arrive at, quality consid-
ered.
THE SO-CALLED BAD NEWS was the Port Authority losing
its $2.8 million port development grant. The grant wasn't too
freely made available in the first place. It was more of a: "have-to"
that the grant was offered in the first place and had strings at-
tached which the Port Authority had to adhere to in order to be
completely eligible as a recipient.
*But, the reluctance of St. Joe Corporation to sell the proper-
ty the Portf Authority wanted to purchase, sort of took the heat
for the grant's withdrawal. ,
The Citv Commission, along with the Port Authority, will ne-
gotiate with St. Joe Cprporation in an effort to identify the prop-
erty they will sell and other property they will make available for
development purposes, thus pinning down definite property
available for these purposes. ,
IT'S TOO BAD THAT this grant was lost, but $2.8 million
isn't a,lot of money'when you talk about it in conjunction with
the building of port facilities.



The Personal Touch

THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD struggled over the
matter of agenda matters last week. in an effort to streamline
the meetings and allow the public input to the matters dis-
cussed at the meetings. The way we see it, the streamlining will
allow even more time for public participation at the meetings
without unnecessarily dragging the meetings out, making them
cumbersome and hard to understand.just.what happened.after
they are complete. ,., ;.. ".
The board asked the superintendent to come up .with a sug-
gestion, which he did, and which the board rejected. The sugges-
tion contained the rule that anyone wishing to speak before the
board must request an audience 11 days prior to a meeting.
We agree. This is too far in advance to have to file intent, but.
it was only a suggestion, drawn up by the superintendent for'
discussion .
ANOTHER SAVINGS OF TIME was through group accep-
tance of routine business matters [unless there is a question
about a certain item inl the "consent agenda", which will then'be
discussed individually]. c ... "
The county commission has used the "consent agenda" for
years. The City of Port St. Joe uses a "consent agenda". The City
of Wewahitchka uses a "consent agenda". It's no big deal. Why
not allow the school board to utilize this time saving measure on ,
routine business matters?
The school board meetings are cluttered up with routine
business matters which it is now necessary to take up, one by
one, which could better be handled with a routine 'business
"consent agenda".
If any .board meeting needs streamlining while maintaining
the personal touch 'of public participation, it is the-school board.
I, is now operated in a matter which makes it an exercise in true
bureaucracy.


"The bad news is," I braced
myself for the worst, "the Houston
Airport is closed due to some
stormy weather they are experi-
encing right now." The pildt's
voice was as calm ,as could ,..e...
Just a walk-in-the-park type
announcement. '
"The good news is we have
enough ftiel tocircle for an hour. I
think we can wait this one out. I


do apologize for the inconve-
nience."
I glanced down at my watch.
Six-thirty! I hope I don't miss my
connecting flight to Pensacola.
Man. I ain't spending the night in
Houston! Somebody here has got
to do something!
The plane moved "southeast
of town in a holding pattern". I
checked my watch again. It was
fifteen minutes to eight! I got to
doing some serious aerodynami-
cally time calculations. Let's see,
we left "St. Louis on a one hour,
thirty minute flight. We'd been'in
the air over twice that long! Our
one hour of fuel had done run


out! We're on our way down! The
pilot hadn't "come back on cause
he'd parachuted out back at the
fifty-eight minute mark! You
know, I could spend the night in
Houston if I had to . .
The flight attendants were
moving about, reassuring folks,
apologizing for the delay ... .'..
They don 't know the pilot is gone!
My mind, raced back to some of
those airplane disaster movies. I-
'got to checking the passengers to.,
see which ones would:be the for-.
eign terrorist, the quiet priest, the
hysterical screamer, the extra
cute little child, the : pregnant
women-we didn't have a preg-


nant lady on the whole plane You
can't have an air disaster without-
."Ladies and gentlemen, this is
the captain once again from the
flight deck." this speech must be
recorded, ."our alternate landing.
site, is Sanri Antonio, we're still'
hoping to get in to Houston but
we're going to have to get a break'
In the weather ... .
San Antonio., Waco, Del Rio,
Mesquite. Austin City Limits-itW
don't matter to me,. just get
this thing on the ground!
S "Ladies anid gentlemen, I
believe we have the window we've
been, looking for. Houston has.
cleared us to land. The winds
could make our descent a little
bumpy. please make sure youri
seatbelt is . .
You talk about a superfluous
reminder! .. .
We started down and my
three Diet Cokes'and bushel of
peanuts started up.
My mind was on the cockpit.
Listen, this wasn't no time to have
a sweetpea in the left hand seat.
I'm hoping this guy is a five-time
,decorated Viet Nam vet. An ex-
helicopter pilot would begreat! I
had an urge to rush up front and
'-check for bullet wounds and
; Purple Hearts. I want to know I'm
In the 'hands of a road-tested,
war-hardened,' been there-done
that, lived through-it, grizzled
survivor!,
,I thought again of Lance
Harwell, the crop dusting,. devil-
may-care, barnstorming pilot of
my youth. I closed my eyes and
saw that ancient yellow bi-plane
running into trees, bouncing .off
telephone poles, crashing into
'fields. One summer he broke. a
bone a week! Surely, he's too old
to have a commercial license ....

At fifteen hundred feet a cow
flew by.
It was raining sideways as we
picked up the lights of the run-
way? And -we" had rocked and
,dip'p)d.atad, butactuallythe ride
down had ri not: been as, bad as I
expected. I did all that screaming
for nothing. The three point land-
ing was near 'bout textbook. I tell
you. God had the guy up front we
needed!
I wanted to stand around and
shake his hand, see how this
landing compared to some of his
action in the Tet Offensive. But I
had to catch a plane that was
scheduled to take-off twenty min-
utes ago. I was running through
the concourse, toward Gate 39; as
rain plummeted against the glass
on both. sides. The storm was
picking up. I slowed you
know, I'm not sure I want to catch
the very next flight.. .
A rather large fellow was in an
animated (polite journalistic jar-
gon for loud) 'conversation with
the ticket attendant . '. "No
ma'aim. No way. I've got to get to
(See KESLEY on Page 3)


Did You Know Where St. Valentines Day Originated?


THIS WEEK'S ,COLUMN was
the result of a search, trying to
ascertain the origin of Valentine's
Day.
As usual when I undergo
such a search, to determine the
origin of some observance or holi-
day or special day, I call on genial.
Jean Faliski, out at the county li-
brary, who is privy to all types of
information through her associa-
tion with the library, and she is
willing to share that information.
The first time I attempted to
approach Jean about the origin of
Valentine's Day, last' Thursday
morning, I found her in confer-
ence. The library was fled with
people,. coming or going and a
crowd of folks just sitting in the
comfortable seats they .provide
out there, reading a book.
Apparently ourwinter visitors
just love our library. 'Their pres-
ence was definitely noticed, along
with our own retirees, sitting
around reading, using the com-
puter and the copier, and waiting
their turn at both machines. In


all, I suspect there were at least
20 people using the library at
that particular time.

I USED IT, too, to get the in-
formation for this column. Every
story, every celebration, every leg-
end, every holiday, has a begin-
ning. I knew Valentine's Day had
a beginning, but for the life of me,
I didn't know what it was.
Valentine's Day had its begin-
ning way back, about 300 years
after the turn of the first millenni-
um. I don't know whether or not
the folks of that day had as diffi-
cult a transition from one millen-
nium to the other as we are ex-


ETAQIN SHRDLU&


... by Wesley Ramsey


pecting when we change from the
millennium of 1000 to 2000.'
Of course, they didn't have
computers way back then to wor-
ry about changing, but they did
have rough calendars.
It seems like Valentine's Day
-like so 'many other of our holi-
days' and 'observances-had its
beginning with pagan observanc-
es and later had the:method of its
observance "cleaned up" by the
early church, adopting it as a re-
ligious observance.

VALENTINE'S DAY is
thought to have originated as a
celebration of "Lupercus", with a


feast, way back iri the era of 300
A.D., in Rome. The pagan,god Lu-
percus was said to have watched
over the shepherds of the time,
protecting them from hordes of
hungry wolves.
[Do you see the comparison?
Lupercus protected,,: the .shep-
herds from 'wolves' and Valen-
tine's Day sort of protects our
personal 'valentine' from 'wolves'-.
by the fact of being spoken for.]
The decision to be made' by
the church, in the selection for a
patron saint to replace Lupercus
was: complicated by the problem
of there' being "'three. separate
priests, all Saint" Valentine, 'it
wished to place as the object
around which to build the special
day, since all three had been
martyred. Since :only one had a ,
-February 14 birthday, he was se-
lected.
The :church gradually placed
more attention' on people and
. their relations than it did on
shepherds and their: protection
from wolves.


Hence, one version of "Valen-
tine's Day".

ANOTHER VERSION evolved
,around the days of Chaucer and
his Canterbury Tales. He declared
[in his writings] that the February
.14 date of Valentine's Day, was
the day the birds mated; thus
bringing into being the. associa-
tion, of turtle doves and love birds
with the day.
.Chaucer used the Norman
word "galantin," meaning a lover
of women, which was later angli-
cized as "valentine".

ANOTHER THEORY is that
the lover's custom is a survival
and a Christianized form of a
practice in the Roman feast of the
Lupercalla [back to the pagan., be-
ginning, again.]
The young men and women
drew each other's "name out of a
box and the young man became
the gallant of the lady whose
name he had drawn, for the year.
The church later thought this


'practice was too risque, substi-
tuting the name of Saint Valen-
tine to be the center of attention
and. serve as the inspiration: by
which the young man paid ro-
mantic attention to a particular
young lady.
The theory connecting the
day with the mating season of the
birds seems the most plausible to
a modem mind.

VALENTINES COME in all
sizes and since the beginning of
the current century, have been
comic, vulgar, coarse, or roman-
tic. Around 1900, they became
available in many stores and
could be purchased for as little as
a cent apiece.
The Chicago post office reject-
ed 25,000 as being too coarse,
when they first became accepted
as material to be mailed. But it
did accept 1,250,000 on the first
year they were accepted through
the mail.
Thus is the vague tradition of
the beginning of Valentine's Day.


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'take Ipiaoe on Wednesday,' Febru-
S 'ry 'I8,'fforrrn .12O to (3.:30 .pjn..
CT. at the old courthouse. Those
In Wewahitchka whose cards
have expired should bring their
necessary papers on that day to


recertify.
The commodity office at the
Gulf County Courthouse in Port
St. Joe is open Monday through
Friday (except holidays) from 9:00
a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to
5:00 p.m.. ET. for certification.. -
Please note: that the. next
commodity dist,ibutign will be in
March. For further information,
feel free to call 229-9114, 639-
5068. or 639-5069.


Sheriff's Beat Charged With
Se Sexual Battery


Aggravated Assault
With A Firearm
Michael T. Burton, 52, of
Wewahitchka. was arrested and
charged with aggravated assault
with a firearm Monday. February
9th following an investigation by
the Gulf County SherifFs
Department.
The incident report stated
Sergeant Bert Lanler and Deputy
Chris Dixson responded to a com-
plaint on John Dill Road. After
interviewing the victims, they
learned that Burton had allegedly
pulled a 12 gauge shotgun on sev-
eral of his relatives.
'He was subsequent arrested
and charged with aggravated
assault with a firearm.
Burton was conditionally
released from the Gulf County jail
on Tuesday, February 10th.


Stephen David Richter,, 38, of
Hosford. was arrested on charges-
of sexual battery on a mninoi
SWednesday. February 4 byr .Gulf.,
County Sheriffs .Department .
deputies.
According to a. Gulf County
Sherifls Office news release, the
department received a .complaint
on Monday of last week.
Investigator Greg Cole inter-
, viewed the victim and gathered
enough information to make the
charges.
Cole arrested Richter at his
residence under an outstanding
warrant for failure to pay child
support. Upon returning to Gulf
County,. the additional charge of
sexual battery on a minor was
added. .
Richter is currently lodged in
the Gulf County Jail under a
$20,000 bond set by Gulf County'
Judge Robert Moore.


Bed Tax from Page 1


pound; located .behind the Gulf
County Courthouse complex.

Lee said the group had spo-
ken with County Animal Control
Officer .Johnny Collins and gotten
a list of needs for the building and
then set "out to collect the neces-
sary material.
In all, county merchants-and
local citizens have contributed
approximately $1,000 in supplies
(plywood. nails, lumber, shingles.
and even a hot water heater) for
the facility. ,,
County commissioners
agreed to pay the S10.00 installa-
tion fee for the hot water heater.
donated by St. Joe Natural Gas
Company. Commission chairman
Warren Yeager also said the coun-
ty would begin using the other
materials in the near future to
start refurbishing the facilities.,
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Weekly PSJPD Police Dept. Report


Aggravated Battery
Christopher Buzbee, 28,, of
Apalachicola, was&arrested by Sgt.
', 'Troy Simmons. during the lunch
hour on Thursday. February 5th
on a Franklin County warrant for
aggravated battery with great
b,'.bodily harm.' '
Nabbed at E-Z Serve
William J. Keller,.59, of Marco
Use, was arrested on the after-
noon of February 5 on an out-
standing warrant from Alabama
for theft of property, first degree
'(automobile). PSJPD Officer
Dennis Martin made the arrest at
the E-Z Serve in Port St. Joe.
Open Container Charge
On the evening of January
27th, Robert K. Smith. 43, of
Court Cocoa was given a Notice to
Appear for violation of Ordinance
6-4. open container on city right-
of-way. The charge carries impris-
onment not to exceed 60 days in
jail or a fine not to exceed 8500.
Picked Up On Multiple Charges,
,Sgt. Troy Simmons arrested
Jermaine Topaze Fedd, of
Apalachicola, on three outstand-
ing warrants, one from Gulf
County for theft and two from
Franklin County.
Meanwhile, PSJPD Officer
Tramel remained on the scene,
obtaining information from the
driver. Brandy Jolvyn-Wiliams. 22;.L
.also of Apalachicola;.. During the,
,,,uestloning, William's, gave
Tramel a false name and date of
birth. Upon discovering this, and
-the fact that her driver's license


"We're Going to Try for Another State


Championship," Coach Watford Tells Kiwanis


The high school baseball sea-
son begins todgy with the Sharks
entering a four team tournament.
the Preble Rish Classic. The four
teams involved. will be Wewa-
hitchka, 'the home team. Crest-
view, Bay High ,and Port St. Joe.
"The Sharks "will play 'this after-



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(From Page 2)
Perisacola. tonight!"
"Sir. I'm sorry. That Ilight has
been canceled."
Well, shucks, that' settled
that.
"Ma'am., evidently this guy
couldn't hear or see . or
think, "this airline has got to get
me to Pensacola."
S' "Sir. the weather is so bad the
plane was not able to take off in
El Paso."
r. '"Idon't care about the weath-
'er. you hear nmeetYou' get me on
': that plane!" : '
SCan you believe this'? We're in
the middle of -twin cyclones
backed up by a typhoon, it's rain-
Sing' cafs and dogs. the wind is
thirty decibels past gale force-
mid-size trees and Geo's are flying
about like leaves. Most all the
birds hald taken shelter "in the
-'Astrodome. Ducks. were walking
Into restaurants and surrender-
Ibg. He' must have been -from
-Amarillo--had those 'red. cowboy
r boots with "RH" scrolled on ,the
side. ..
2: 'The girl was as patient as he
was rude. ...
I decided right then I could
lipe with being half a day late!
"Little lady," I thought I was
going to puke now for sure, "you
'call up sbolebody and' get me a
// plane down here right now'!"
"Sir," she was so 'calm, "the
only pilot that I know of in the
long and glorious history of avia-
tion that would be foolish enough
I to take a plane up in this kind of
weather is Lance Harwell .. .
I'll Sleep Right Over
Here, Thank Y6u,
Kes


noon at 4:00 and-if they win-
again at 4:00.p.m. Friday after-
noon," high school coach Buck
Watford told the Kiwanis Club in
an address Tuesday at noon.
Watford takes over the head
coach duties from Duane McFar-
land, who has stepped down fol-
lowing last year's state champion-
ship year, to work on his master's
degree.
Coach Watford said the
Sharks will meet Bay High first in
the upcoming tournament.
coached by Christian McCarter,
who-was a coach on that state
champion team of the Sharks last
year. -
"I'm excited about being head
coach of an organization such as
the Sharks," Watford said. "We
lost seven good players by gradu-
ation, but have the nucleus of a
good team again this year. We're
going to make a serious run at
the state title again this year,
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with a little bit of luck." he con-
- Linued.
The' coach said the Sharks
will, field 14 members on the var-
sity teamr this afternoon and add
about four more by spring break.
The Sharks are in'a new level
of 'competition this year. The
FHSAA has realigned the teams
state-wide, creating different
numbers for the classifications.
The7 Sharks are now playing in
the 2A classification and are in a
district comprised of Blount-
stown, Wewahitchka and Port St.
Joe.
The Sharks will play a 30
game schedule' this spring while
the JV team plays a schedule 'of
18 games.
Watford was an assistant
coach for the Sharks last season.
Guests of the club were; Ja-
son Shoaf. Chad Thompson, Matt
Terry. Rebecca Cole and Tracey
White from the Key Club.


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was suspended, he placed her
under arrest.
Ms. Williams was charged
with resisting an officer without
violence, giving false information,
'driving with a suspended driver's'
.-liense, unlawful alteration of tag
decal, and a citation, for expired
tag (less than four months). She
was then transported to the Gulf
.County Jail.

Traffic Light Out-

Who's Got the Right?
From time to time, traffic
.lights in the city become inopera-
tive due to electrical malfunction,
weather. etc. Just in recent weeks
,.the traffic signal light at the inter-
rsection of Highways 71 and 98
Vas inoperable for a short period
,,- of time. "
The question has been
'asked-"when this situation arts-
es, who has. the right-of-way?"
According to Florida Statutes
-316.1235. the Intersection will
become a four-way stop.
The Port St. Joe Police
departmentnt asks that when a
,01'light is not functioning, motorists
proceed with caution following


proper driver procedures regard-
ing four-way stop. intersections.


In Other Business
*Held public hearings on
CDBG grant application for up to
$750,000 to develop stormwater
drainage in Highland View. The
board voted 5-0 to submit the
application following ,the public
hearing.'
*Board agreed to approve
three Comprehensive Land Use
Plan changes on property in
Wewahitchka, Howard Creek and
Overstreet, as suggested by the
'Gulf County Planning Board.
*Voted to grant preliminary
'plat approval to Surfslde Estates
Phase II at Cape San Bias. Board
members did ,note that this was
only a preliminary plat approval.
Over the next few weeks, the
board intends to look at an ordi-
nance requiring minimum road
standards, similar to other coun-
ty road requirements, before sub-
divisions can be approved within
the county.,
""'Agreed to fund a stormwater
7 drainage study at Gulf Aire
Subdivision at a cost of 81.500.
*Agreed to proceed with
design work.on Phase II of Tucker
Park on St. Joseph Peninsula.


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"American History Month"-
In the photo above, Port St. Joe Mayor Johnny Linton signs
a' proclamation declaring February "American History Month" as
Nancy Howell, Regent of NSDAR, looks. on.
The- National Society Daughters of' the American Revolution
sponsor February as American History Month each year in order
-to stimulate a knowledge in both young and old, of the United
States' great heritage and to instill' a sense of' pride in our
nation's achievements, to encourage dedication to liberty and to
stress pride in our country through, community service, educa-
tional programs, essay contests and historic tours.
Through the study of American history we.are made aware of
the importance of freedom, equality, 'justice and humanity in all
our lives today. The Saint Joseph Bay Chapter NSDAR will meet
Wednesday, February 18 at 12:00 noon at St. Joseph Bay
Country Club for its regular monthly meeting., The winners of
the DAR American History Essay Contest will present their win-
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PA.E 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1998


Feted with


Bridesmaids' Luncheon


Miss Kiki fields center, was the honoree at a bridesmaids' luncheon this past Friday at the home of
Ren6 Shoaf. Shown from left are Margaret Harper, grandmother of the bride-elect. Desda Fields, mother
of the honoree, the honoree, Margaret Roberson, mother of the groom-elect, and Claire Roberson, grand&,
mother of the groom-elect. Miss Fields and Chris Roberson were married Saturday at the First United
Methodist Church.


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.Angela St. Clair and Keith Creel

To Be Married ..
Be ar ,


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph St. Clair
of Wewahitchka would like to an-
:nbunce the forthcoming marriage
of 'their daughter. Angela Renee'
SSt. Clair, to the Keith Creel, the
son of Rev. and Mrs. Lamar Creel
Qf Tallahassee.
The bride is currently em-
ployed as a Human Resource
Manager with Target stores, and
the groom is working as a %ideog-
rapher with The Daily Commercial
in Leesburg.
A February 21st wedding is
planned to take place at Nichol-
son Farm House in Havana. '


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.His grandparents are Wayne
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Joe and Bob and Wendy Davis of
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Leonard and Mary Belin
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Andy Salter, and Jim, Cindy,
Bonnie and Becky Belin.
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Extend Thanks
To God be the glor. great
things he has done! Michael is
recovering at home now and
Improving every day.
We would like to thank each
one of you for all of your prayers,',
calls, cards, visits, flowers, food.
words of encouragement. love and
support that you have shown us
following Michael's automobile
accident. Michael is a miracle and
proof that God heard your
prayers.
We extend a special thank
you to the Burkett family and
those who found Michael and
called 9-1-1.. We will be forever
grateful to the ambulance atten-
dants and those who assisted and
cared for Michael.
We have: truly experienced
"The Body of Christ"; not one
denomination. but the whole body
of believers united in one accord
for Michael's life, health and heal-
ing. Please continue to pray for
his complete recovery.
We love you and thank you,
Michael Mock,
'Phil and Catherine Collier
James and Dianne Mock
Shanna .Collier, Chris .Mock
and Jessica Mock


Garden Club Meeting
The Port St. Joe Garden Club
will hold a meeting on Thursday,
February 12th at the Garden
Center on 8th Street.
The guest speaker for the
meeting will be Peggy Miller. ar-
tistic designer for Ard's Florist.
Peggy will give a presentation
concerning flowers in the home,
and also touch on Valentine's
Day arrangements.
All members are reminded to
attend the meeting and invite a
guest to the 2:00 p.m. meeting.


Support Group
There will be a support group
meeting at the Gulf County Pub-
lic Library on Tuesday, February
17, at 10:30 a.rm., ET.
If you have a relative orfriend
currently staying in a nursing
home, this meeting is for you.
Please come.



February Customer
Appreciation at

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Tuesday- Friday
We'd like to thank our
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Wood and a choir made up of
friends and neighbors.
We appreciate the support
provided by I'riends. neighbors
and Abe Springs Baptist Church
of Blountstown.


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cent. stay in West, Palm Beach,
. with family.,. ....'.
It's good to be back home.
Daisy Johnson

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house last Sunday. Musical
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Historical Society Hears About River Steamboating


Days On Three Rivers System, Given by George Core

In Early 1800s1 11 1 1


It Was the Only
Commercial Transport
Method Available
The St. Joseph Historical So-
ciety had its annual February
dinner meeting, at which it in-
stalled its hew slate of officers for
the coming year, last Friday eve-
ning at Julie's On Reid,
Mrs. Harry Tison installed'
the officers for the society after
the members and guests enjoyed
a delicious dinner.
Installed were: Layman Wil-
kifison, president; Sadie Gardner,
vice president; Nancy Howell, sec-
retary; Elizabeth Jones, recording
secretary, and Rene Shoaf. treas-
urer.
President Wilkinson intro-
duced George Core, who gave a
very interesting,, address on the
history of the steamboat, which
originated in the early 1800's, on
the Apalachicola-Flint-
Chattahoochee river system.
BARGES WERE FIRST
Cotton was king- in the Apa-
Slachicola Valley which stretched
about 100 miles west of the river
system., to the Atlaritic Ocean on
the east and from ab'ove,Lhe small
boat landing settlement of Colum-
bus. Ga., on the north, to Apa-
lachicola on the south.
The growth of., the cotton
trade, in the valley inade the use'
of water transportation necessary'
for people to get their product to
market. .
Early shippers of the product
first used bargess' They were
hand-powered,..so couldn't make
the trip back home after being
floated down river with their car-
go. They were more or less rafts
whi'h were' broken up after the
trip and sold as lumber.;
The river transportation was
necessary to, move the cotton to
market. as there was only one
road in the entire Apalachicola
.River valley," and it didn't open
until 1805. This first road ran
across central Alabama to a
point near the Alabama-Georgia
border, known, as Ft. Mitchell.'
then. north to the Phenix City
area. There were wagon trails be-
tween the villages, and many In-
dian walking trails in every direc-
tion. About the only way to get
from wne place'to arinother'was by
hor.-eack or walking. -'-'
Commercial transportation'
was all but non-existent, except
by water.
BOATS APPEAR IN 1820'S
After General Andrew Jack-
son cleared the hostile [and
friendly Indians from the territo-
ry surrounding the Apalachicola
River in 1818. special-built river
steamers began to appear on the
river in the 1820's.
The first steamer appeared
'at. Columbus after a trip from
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Guest speaker George Core is pictured
with the new officers of the St. Joseph His-
torical Society: Elizabeth Jones, correspond-
ing secretary; Sadie Gardner, vice president;


Apalachicola on January 28,
1828, 'when the steam schoo-
ner "Fanny", under the com-
mand of Captain John J. Jen-
kins, started round trips
between the landing of Colum-
bus, Georgia and Apalachicola.
She weighed 73 tons and was
built in Pittsburgh, Pennsylva-
nia.
Columbus was little more
than a river landing then. but
quickly sprouted into a village
and later, a town.
A second steamer, the "Stu-
benville", reached Columbus that
same year. The craft joined the
"Fannv". hauling water freight up
and down the river-up river to
supply the area as far north as,
Atlanta and down river to Apa-
lachicola to world markets by
ocean going schooners and ships.
It took the early steamers 62
hours to make the 258 mile trip
..upR iver. An ,average rtund, trip
..for the boats required sLx.days.
The never traffic flourished for
approximately 1 10 years, with ap-
proximately 100 boats offering
freight and mail service on the
tri-rivers system and its tributar-
ies.
Some of the earliest steam-
boats making the Apalachicola to
Columbus run over the treacher-
ous waterway were: the "Robert
Emmett", the "Virginia", the
"Georgia", "Herald "PNaquemine",
"Marion", "General Marion".
"Chattahoochee'. "Columbus".
'Andrew Jackson" "Sangamon", .


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Rene Shoaf, treasurer; Layman Wilkinson,
president. Nancy Howell, secretary, was not
present when the photo was made.


''an Buren", plus the U. S. Mail would cause among the towns-
steamer. "Varsailles". people.
The boats made stops at four
points in Florida: Mt. Vernon,
Aspalaga, Ocheesee and Apalach- Genealogical Society
icola. V r f
100 YEARS LATER Celebrates 1st Year!
100 YEARS LATER
The steamboats were still ply- The members of the Gulf
ing die river on into the 1920's County Genealogical Society are
when they finally began to dwin- celebrating during February be-
die away as railroads began to cause this February marks the
command more and more of their first anniversary of the club.
freightbusiness. The Gulf County Genealogical
The "John W. Callahan" was Society meeting will be held at
a well-known boat of the era, cap- the Gulf County Library on Satur-
tained by the late Captain Roy day. Februar 14. rom 10: b00
Connell of Wewahitchka. The Cal- a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This will be
lahan hit a deadhead log in the the club's 13th meeting.
Chipola River, near Transfer Over the course of the year,
Landing, and sank in 45 feet of the club has elected officers,
water on March 25, 1923. brought its membership up to 18
R. M. Witherspoon [Mrs. Can-. members, and designed its own
non Buzzett's father] was general web page.
agent for the Tri-State Navigation The members of the Genea-
SCo.. owner.of the, "Callahan. logical Society are currently com-
Another Wewahitchka man -piling the records of. the Gulf
who captained river steamers into._ County cemeteries as well as the
the 1920's was Captain Poly county military and marriage
McDaniel. father of the late records. Once complete, these
Thomas and 0 Neal McDaniel. records will be published in a
Core said much of his materi- book and donated to the Wewa
al came from stories related to and Port St. Joe public libraries.
him by Captain Connell, Captain
McDaniel. his father. A. A. Core. The members of the club
who shipped some of his naval would like to invite everyone to
stores by steamboat, Joe Hunter, please come and help them bring
first Clerk of the Court for Gulf in another prosperous year. For
County and from memories of the more information, please e-mail
old boats plying the river when he gidget@digitalexp.com.
was a child. He remembered the
excitement the arrival of a boat
F roo lonnd Proeessur


.Checks for Seniors
NHC Home Health Care will
be giving a presentation on heart
disease on February 17 at 10:30
Sat the Port St. Joe Center. They
.,s will also be checking blood pres-
sures, free of charge.


S outherntf

presents

Larry Alford's

musical salute to showtunes






starringJO ANNE WORLEY
SBroadvway Ballyhoo'is a fast-paced song
and dance production celebrating some
of Amenca's favorite showtunes.
The TorontoStarraves:`
"Wow! A bustling andt
stylish Broadway revue."'

co-staning
NEW YORK and FLORIDA TALENT"
featuring g
THE BROADWAY BAND

MARCH 11-14,1998

Martin Theatre
409 Harrson Avenue
",.....- ,Panama City, Florida

For tickets call the Martin Theatre Box Office at 763-1648 or 1-800-352-1970.


GCTDCB Meeting
Next Thursday
The Gulf County Transporta-
tion Disadvantaged Coordinating,
Board has announced a meeting
to which all persons. are invited.
The agenda will include the;
Community Transpdrtation Coor-
dinator's Quarterly Operational
and Financial Report, Federal
Transit Administration grant
applications, and the Commission
for the Transportation Disadvan-
faged Report.
The meeting will be held in
the Gulf County Commission
room in Port St. Joe on Thursday.
February 19 at 2:00 p.m.. ET.
For more information, or 11
you require special accommoda-
Lions at the meeting because of a
disability or physical impairment.
contact Vanita Anderson at the
Apalachee Regional Planning
Council at (850)674-4571.


Haley Griffin
Look Who's One
Haley Griffin celebrated her
first birthday on January 11 with
. a Teddy Bear party attended by
lots of family and friends. Haley is
the daughter of Lynn and Molli
Griffin. the little sister of Warren
Griffin. and the great-grand-
Sdaughter ofVera Burge.


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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1998


K


Banquet on
Valentine's Day
The New Life Christian Cen-
ter will be hosting a Valentine's
Day Banquet on February 14 at
. 6:30 at the Senior Citizen site.
The speaker f6r 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 NLCCo
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: Marjorle Peters at 229-8330,
Valerie Thomas at 229-2768. or
Willie Mae Williams at 227-3256.


0~


S ea food Buffet from 5-9 .m.
$13.00 tax included
Valentine Sweetheart
SSpedial
Seafood Sampler for Two $21.95
Stuffed Grouper for Tuwo $21.95
Prime Rib for Two $19.95
12 oz. Ribeye for Two $19.95
with choice of potato, soup & salad bar,
complimentary glass of champagne
and dessert for two
^ Call ahead for reservations
639-4181
. 234 Bryan Setterich Rd.
Wewahit c hka
Regular full ie nu
is also available






S. .*


WIRE)AND DIE4'OUR VALENTINIw

Second Annual St. Valentines Feast!
Spotlighting our aw ard w inning dessert bar by Panama City
Ne"s Herald award winrung, Cheryl Johnson. Our Death by
Chocolate, Etc Dessert Bar Extravaganza was such a hit that
we will not only repeat it this ye-ar, \\E \XLL TOP IT'
OUR SPECIALS FOR THE NIGHT ARE:
VKing's Cut Prime RibV
Vor Apalachicola OystersV
Vor Ribeye SteakV
Tor Fresh Local ShrimpV
Vor Gulf GrouperV
Tor ScallopsV
$9 99 it choice of
ONLY potato or rice
VCombo Platter with oysters, shrimp, grouper,
scallops with potato or rice ...........$12.95
VAngel Hair Pasta topped with chargrilled chicken
& herbed white sauce ......... $7.99
VFettucine Alfredo with chicken or shrimp,
parmesan cheese .. .... ......$8.99
All dinners include homemade soup &
salad bar. Dessert Bar Evtravaganza,
fresh dinner rolls ahid coJfee
In addition to our main dining room, we have expanded
and remodeled to have two separate, private dining rooms
for your enjoyment that can seat 30-45 comfortably.

Julie's On Reid
222 Reid Ave. Phone 229-8900
Reservations Recommended, but not required.
YES, \\E HAl E YOLUR FA-t "ORITE ADULT BEt RAGEE BY
THE GL4-SS OR BOTTLE FROM AROUNDD THE WORLD
Early Birds SAVE $1.00 per meal from
4:30-6:00 p.m., Late Birds SAVE from
9:30-10:30 p.m.


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91fas1 an sGn Gra e nX:211
(onepoUnd)

L Pife1pJInyo0 (l2 oz $1993
served with your choice of baked potato,
french fries, or wild rice and soup of the
day or our garden fresh salad bar and dinner rolls.


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." ute Ba d. ffH y 8SOe 4:0 0 1:0 pm.E


Oinnuetr Walce?


Menu includes:
V4ppetizer of Marinated Mushrooms
or Crab Claws
WChoice of Prime Rib or Baked Stuffed Shrimp
f winner include:
S Salad, Oaked Potato, Dessert & Coffee
$24.95 per p.eron
Tax c. Gi armnr' includaidl
Dinner rved from 6 to 10 p.m.
Flower For Tour I'au1ntine! Music by Barb C" the Boys
Fronr Room will b1, scr'ini' friom th[Ri Reulair Menu from 4 to 9.
Make Your Reservations NOW
by Calling 648-8950/


Optimists to Host a
Sweetheart Dance
The Optimist. Club will be
hosting a Sweetheart Dance on
February 14 from 7:00 to 11:30
p.m. at .the Centennial Building.
Entertainment for the evening
will Include dancing and games
and a special performance by


b 6'aaioas at M



at the Rainbow Inn, Water St., Apalachicola
850-653-8139
Chef de Cuisine, Ernest DeBlasi


Smoked Salmon with Sweet Red Onions, Roma Tomatoes
and Herb Infused Oils.... $7.95

Grilled Stuffed Polenta with Roasted Peppers, Sauteed
Spinach and Balsamic Reduction .. $5.95

Curried Shrimp with Braised Greens ard Crispy Onions .. $9.95
*W .. *;' ." : *
Oyster Bisque with Green Onibns. $5.95


Grilled Scallop and Hearts of Palm with Tomato Vinaigrette $5.95
S^ ,

Include Small Dinner Salad

Chargrilled Filet Mignon with Wild Mushroom Demiglaze
and Marinated Jumbo Shrimp .... $21.95

Potato Encrusted Grouper with Roasted, Garlic Mqshed Potatoes,
Braised Scallions, and Roasted Pepper Buerre Blanc. ... $17.95

FRUIT OF THE SEA, Sauteed shrimp, scallops, grouper and
Apalachicola oysters in a white wine garlic broth over linguini $18.95

Herb Roasted (1/2) Chicken with Vegetable Rissotto,
Crispy Onions and Natural Au Jus .. $17.95


Chocolate Souffles with Fresh Berry Sauce ... $4.95

REGULAR HOUSE MENU ALSO AVAILABLE


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V#~ ,SWEETHEART SPECIAL #* *
Lodging for Two, Chilled Bottle of
Champagne, Sunday Brunch for Twor
$84.95

at the Rainbow Inn, Water St., Apalachicola
850-653-8139


Evey Good, beginning at 8:30 and
continuing until 9:00."
Ph6togrdaper John Rorey
will be on hand from' 7:00 until
the end of the evening if anyone
wishes to have their picture tak-
en. The refreshments will be plen-
tiful, and everyone is invited to
come have a good time. Admis-
sion for the dance is $3.00...


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* Prudential Hosts
Open House With
Hollywood Flair
Prudential Resort Realty has
announced that it will hold an
Open House event on Valentine's
Day, February 14, promoting the
release of Polygram Film's new
movie, "The borrowers", a family
comedy starring John Goodman.
The community can take part
in this exciting promotion-
including enter in a Polygram
sponsored contest to win a trip for
four.to London, England (the set-
ting of the movie)-by visiting
Prudential Resort Realty's Open
Houses on Saturday from noon
until 3:00 p.m.
"We invite residents and vaca-
tioners to join us for this event
and take part in the chance of a
lifetime to win a free trip for four
to London," said Rose Drye, bro-
ker of Prudential Resort Realty.
"It's so a4great opportunity for
members offthe community' to
meet experienced real estate pro-
fessionals and learn more about
properties in the local area, espe-
cially If they are considering buy-
ing or selling a home."
Prudential Resort Realty, with
offices on St. George Island and at


_: Iimm m


St. Joseph Bay, is an indepen-
dently-owned and operated mem-
ber of The Prudential Real Estate
Affiliates, Inc., one of the largest
real estate brokerage networks,
which is comprised of 39,000
sales associates and 1,400 offices
throughout 'North America.

Guidance Clinic
Directors Meeting
The Board of Directors of the
Gulf County Guidance Clinic,
Inc., will hold its regularly sched-
uled meeting on Tuesday, Febru-
ary 17, at 12:00 p.m., ET. The
meeting will be held at the Gulf .
County Guidance Clinic, Inc.
Wellness Center in Port St. Joe.


Adopt A Pet Today
The Gulf County has several
nice dogs available for adoption.
These include two female yellow
labs, one, brown spotted dalma-
tion, two male brindle pups, one
black female long-haired lab, and
two female Sharpeis, which are
approximately three months old.
To adopt. ,a dog,, please call
the Gulf County Sheriff Depart-
ment at 227-1115 or call the Bay
St. Joseph Humane Society atf
227-1103.


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1998 PAGE 7A


Juvenile Justice
Council To Meet
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will be meeting
on Thursday, February 19 at 4:00
p.m., ET, at the Gulf County Pub-
lic Library on Highway 71N in
Port St. Joe. Membership is open
and there is no fee. The public is
welcome and encouraged to at-
tend. For more information,
please contact Don Washabaugh,
the chairperson, at 227-7340 or
Charlene Stephens, the council
coordinator, at 482-9618.


HVE Honors Sgt. Cutler
Sgt. Mark Cutler of the Gulf County Sheriffs office was presented with a plaque of appreciation from
Highland View Elementary School and its PTO. Sgt. Cutler was instrumental in presenting the DARE pro-
gram to students at the school. Shown from left are: essay winners April Middleton, second in fifth grade;
Sean Thompson, first in fifth grade; Sgt. Cutler, Jennifer Hersey, first in sixth grade; All McKeithen, sec-
ond in sixth grade and Lynn Bennett, president of the PTO.


Oe Restaurants.
On the beautiful Apolachicola River, Waddell'Rd.


S VALENTINE'S SPECIAL.
Prime Rib Dinner for Two .....................$23.95
choice of potato, salad bar, & BBQ bread

Good Food & Drinks .at Good Prices'
Open 5:00 10:00 Wednesday- Saturday C
Closed Sunday thru Tuesday

653-9988


Tales of Romance of
Wade & Paula Clark
of Port St. Joe
Her Story:
My husband and I met in
Summertown, Tenn. on Valen-
tine's Day, the same day we were
both leaving for New Orleans.
We soon discovered we were
staying within two blocks of each
other in the city. So for two weeks
we enjoyed each other's company.
Finally, I boarded a plane to
Boston to go back home, thinking
I would probably never see. Wade
again. .
Less than three months later,
Wade came to Massachusetts tod
resume courting me.
-He realized 400 miles into the
trip that he had forgotten -my
phone number and address. But.
he decided to keep heading north
anyway. -
When he was ohe hour out of
Boston he remembered my phone
number (which he had only called
three or four times because I had
recently moved).
We married in January in
West Virginia.'

His Story: .
She says that I- forgot her
phone number and address.
I was 400' miles from home
when it dawned on me that I had
left her phone number and ad-
dress on a piece of paper at
home.
I called my roommates; they
searched but couldn't find the
phone number.
. I decided that I'd travel to
Boston anyway and track her
down somehow.
. I continued to search my
thoughts for her phone number,
but I just couldn't come up with
it.
I had traveled straight
through over 1,000 miles., with-
out a clue on how I was going to
locate her.
Suddenly. 50 miles outside of
Boston. a number flashed across
my mind.
I :: found the nearest phone,,
called and heard the sweetest
voice ever....


'TO OF TP- V HE UIt L

Happy vdenttie ay! celebrate with us!

Open 5:30 a.m.-2:00 a.m. daily for your dining pleasure!
SOur sweetheart specials
.1 are our everyday special prices!

a AAO 6VTS .FRIDAY & SATRMSA $199T!

Highway 98 *Mexico Beach* 648-5275


Senior Citizens To,
Sell BBQ Lunches'
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens will be selling BBQ sand-
wich plates on February 20 from
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The
plates can be delivered to local
businesses or may be purchased
at the senior center, located at
120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe.
Lunch will- consist ,of a large
- barbecue beef sandwich, chips,.
pickles and iced tea. A donation
of $3.00 is being asked for each
plate. Please call 229-8466 to
place your orders.


Pancake Breakfast
Hidden Lagoon Restaurant of
Mexico Beach will be the setting
for the next fund raising event to
benefit the 1998 Me.xico Beach
fireworks display.


A pancake breakfast will be ,.
held on.Saturday, February 28th
from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., CT.
The delicious meal will cost $4.00 ,"
for adults and $3.00 for kids
under age 12.


Help Wanted: Experienced
wait staff and bartenders. Apply
in person at Caroline's, 123
Water Street, Apalachicola.


*Oysters


* Clams


^ *,Shrimp Crabs
.* Groceries Fish Sandwiches


' A


A436PAs-Ws


* Great Hamburgers
Beer & Wine


S ^'" Colombo Yogurt

227-1670 On C-30A south of Port St. Joe
HOURS: Tues. Thurs.: 12-8 and Fri. Sat.: 12-9
Closed Sunday badd Monday


Fsh, housee Restaurant 1
-. ?3006 Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach Phone 648-8950
/ Winter Houirs: Open 7 days a week,
11:00 a.m. 9 p.m. CST
DAILY LUNCH & DINNER SPECIALS I

Weekly Entertainment

featuring Gordon & Kathy Now on

Wednesday 5-9 p.m. and Barb & the

Boys on Sundays 5-9 p.m. 2


COME JOIN US FOR A NIGHT OF
ORECAT FOOD, EASY LISTENING
AND DANCING PLEASURE!









PAGE 8A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1998



Realtor Awarded R.E. Manager's Certification


Rose Drye, broker of
Prudential Resort Realty with
offices on St. George Island and at
St. Joseph Bay, has been award-
ed the coveted CRB (Certified Real
Estate Brokerage Manager) desig-
nation conferred by the Real
Estate Brokerage Managers
'Council.
The Real Estate Brokerage
Managers Council, an affiliate of


the National Association of
Realtors@, is the professional
organization for brokerage man-
agement. The council is dedicated
to providing quality education
programs, information, products
and services that continually
enhance the management pro-
ductivity and profitability of its
more than 7,000 members.
The CRB designation is recog-


nized throughout the industry as
the highest level of professional
achievement-a symbol of excel-
lence in brokerage management.'
The most successful brokerages
are owned or managed by profes-
sionals having the coveted CRB
designation.
The council awards the CRB
designation to those individuals
who successfully complete the.


requirements and demonstrate
excellence in real estate brokerage
management. Candidates must
complete academic and profes-
sional courses covering such top-
ics as finance, marketing, train-
ing, recruiting, and strategic
planning.
The Real Estate Brokerage
Managers Council is the central
source for brokerage management


__________ '9--


Ida Ethel K. Brown
Ida Ethel. Kilbourn Brown,
died on Thursday. February 5.
She was the daughter of the late
Max and Eda Pickett Kilboum.
She was born on August 20, 1909
in Carrabelle.
Mrs. Brown came to Port St.
Joe in. 1919. She stepped out on
the porch of the Old Port Inn and
has had.'.a love affair with St.
Joseph Bay ever since. That love
affair led her to write a musical
composition entitled "On the
Beautiful Saint Joseph Bay." Her
first job was playing the piano for
silent movies in 19256I
She married Charles Andrew
"Bo" Brown on August 28, 1929.
They were the first couple married
in the Catholic church in Port St.
Joe.
Mrs. Brown was a member .qf
the Saint Joseph Bay Chapter of
the Daughters of the American
Revolution. The Colonial Dames
of the XVII Century, the French
Huguenot Society Founders in the
Colony of Virginia.
She has served as Regent.
Vice Regent., Secretary and
Historian of the DAR. She had
been President of the Port St. Joe
PTA, the St. Joseph Historical
Society, the Jones Missionary
Society, which she joined when
she. was:ten years old.
She also, served as the
President. of the United. Methodist
Women's Society several times.
She is also a member of the
Apalachicola Chapter No.- 826 of
the United Daughters of the
Confederacy.
She was a member of the first
graduating class of Port St. Joe in
1927, after which, she attended
Florida State College for Women.
now Florida State University,.
obtaining her teaching certificate.
She taught Happy Land
Kindergarten in Port St. Joe for.25
years. Her family has been in the',
Panhandle since 1930.
Survivors Include three
daughters, Maxie Smith of Port
St. Joe, Lenohr B. Clardy and
husband Charles of Wadley,
Alabama. and Elizabeth B. Stokoe
and husband Jerry of Port St.
' Joe; one ,beloved brother,
LaFayette Yent Kilbourn; one sis-
ter-in-law. Kate Kilbourn: six
grandchildren, Lenohr Dickson
and husband Walt of Bainbridge,
Georgia. Tyler Smith and Laurie
Allen of Port St. Joe. Tom Clardy
Sand wife Pat of Tuscaloosa.
Alabama. Max Clardy and 2nd Lt.
Christopher A. Mills of Fort Knox.
Kentucky; and nine great-grand-
children, Jennie Dickson of
Valdosta. Georgia. Tru and Sam
Dickson of Bainbridge. Georgia,
Jennifer Smith of Tallahassee.
Chad. Sarah Gem. and Carohne
- Allen of Port St. Joe. and James
and Geoffrey Horen of Tusca-
loosa, Alabama.
The funeral services were be
held at the First United Methodist .
Church in Port St. Joe on
Sunday,. February 8 at 2:00 p.m.
ET. conducted by Rev. 'Jesse -
Evans and Rev. Oliver Taylor. The
', beautiful pipe organ; music was,
played by Hida Duren.. :
Grandsons, great-grandsons,,
- and nephews. George Kilbourn
and Tim Taylor, served as pall-,
bearers. Honorary pallbearers'
were the United Methodist
Women.
: Those that wish may make
contributions in her memory to
I_:' the First United, Methodist
SChurch of Port St. Joe.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St 'Joe. .

: Cleo G. Gainous
- : Cleo G. Gainous, 79, of High-
Sland View, passed away Wednes-
:" day, February 4 in Panama City.
A native of Gaskin, she had been
a resident here since 1954 and
was of the Baptist faith.
S Survivors include her chil-
dren, Jerry Gainous and wife
SJoyce of Highland View, Gloria
SRollka and husband Vick of High-
land View, Sharon Shearer of St.
Joe Beach, and Rhonda Gainous
Sof Highland View; seven grand-
children; 18 great-grandchildren;
- two half-sisters; and two half-
brothers. "
She was preceded In death by
Usher husband, Gerald Gainous;
two sons, John Gainous and
Danny Gainous; and two daugh-
ters, Anna Sue Galnous arid Bet-
ty Louise Galnous. :


The funeral service was held
at 2:00 p.m., ET, on Friday. Feb-
ruary .6 at the Highland View
Church of God, conducted by
Rev. Tim Bailey arid Rev. David
Nichols. Interment followed in the
family plot in. Holly Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home.


Lucille Williams
Lucille Williams, age 77, of
Cottonwood, Alabama, died
Tuesday. February 10 at her
home following a lengthy illness. :
Mrs. Williams was a native of
Gulf County, where she and her
late husband Edgar Williams
resided for 25 years. She was a
homemaker and member of
Hodgesville Baptist Church in
,Cottonwood.
She is. survived by two sons,
Dennis (Bubba) Williams of
Cottonwood, Alabama and
Tommy Williams of Port St. Joe;
one daughter. Charlotte Williams
Cushing of Blakely, Georgia; one
brother. Aubrey Turner of Morgan
City, Louisiana; one sister, Lois'
Hutto of Pace; 16 grandchildren
and 19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held
at 11 a.m.. ET, Thursday,
February 12 at White City Baptist
Church with Reverend Ross Davis
and Reverend Gene Gainous offi-
ciating. Burial will follow in Holly
Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Williams'
grandsons will serve as pallbear-
er.s.
The family received friends
Wednesday evening from 6 to 9
p.m. at Gilmore-Southerland
Funeral Home in Port St. Joe.
Gilmore-Southerland Funeral
Home is in charge of the arrange-,
ments.

Franklin D. Ward
Franklin David Ward, -61, of
Wewahitchka, died Wednesday
morning, January 28, at his resi-
dence. 'Born in Crestview, he
moved to Wewahitchka in 1970
from Fort Myers. He was a con-
tract salesman for West Building
Supply. Mr. Ward was member of
the V.F.W. Post in Wewa and The
Worship Center of Wewahitchka.
He is survived by his wife.
Hazel Ward of Wewahitchka; five
sons, Richard Ward and wife Ju-
lie of Los Angeles, California,
Mike Ward and wife Sharon of
Nederland, Texas. Norman Vard
and wife Lilly of Port Arthur. Tex-
as, Jackie Ward of Wewahitchka.
and Shannon Ward and wife Wa-
nelda, also of Wewahitchka; one
brother, William Ward of Clewis-
ton; one sister, Carole Hughes
and husband Billy of Niceville;
eight grandchildren: six step-
grandchildren: and three step-
great-grandchildren.
Funeral sen'ices for Mr. Ward
were conducted on Saturday,.
January 31 at 10:00 a.m. in The
Worship Center of Wewahitchka.


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PARTICULARS:
LOT SIZE Each lot is 100' wide x 300' deep, = .69 acres
per lot Compare this size to the average interi-
or beach lot that is 75'xl 50'.
RESTRICTIONS Late model mobile homes are OK. Lots will have
reasonable protective covenants to enhance the
P 'RIC quality of the neighborhood,
PRICE & TERMS For a limited time, until April 1, 1998, any lot can
be purchased for $9,900.00. After:April 1 st,
prices will be $11,500.00. Compare this price to
the beaches' price of around $15,000.00 for a
much smaller lot. The developer will finance any
lot for 20% down, 12% interest, for 5 to 7 years.

CALL JAY RISH, Broker, Partner at 850-227-5569
for a showing at your convenience.

B 'Elizabeth W. Thompson
REALTOf4 LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER

Jay Rish, Associate Broker, 850-227-5569


Terri and Preston Mills of Ash-
ford, Alabama; a son and daugh-
ter-in-law. Bruce and Sally Gay of
Dothan, Alabama; two sisters and
a brother-in-law, Sharon Ulmer of
Alachua, and Stephanie and Carl
Ezell of Dothan, Alabama: a
brother and sister-in-law, Ste-
phen and Donna Gay of Foley, Al-
abama: five grandchildren: and
several neices and nephews.
The, following Individuals
were asked t6 serve as pallbear-
ers: Chris Ulmer, Ricky Musson,
Mark Musson, Danny WVhlte-
hurst, Lance Whitehurst and
Bobby Strickland.

Gulf Sr. Citizens
Says "Thanks"
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association, Inc. is very
thankful to the following persons
who gave their time and talents to
help make the 1998 Miss
Valentine Pageant a big success:
The Gulf County. School
Boar Clayton Wooten, Sandia
Husband, Claudice Baxley, Cindy
Belin, Sara Allen, Bill Strang. Bill
Lyles, Millie Lyles. Ken Murphy,
Debbie Sumner. Faye Fortner,
Maureen Mitchell, Martha Davis,
Mary Lee Pitts. Diane Rhames.
Juanita McComber. Marion
Simmons, Sue Abrue. Jimmy
Poole and Mary Reeves.


with Rev. Charles Pettis officiat-
ing. interment followed in Roberts
Cemetery. ..
All .funeral: arrangements -
were handled by Gilmore-
Southerland Funeral Home.. '

Lila S. Brpuillette
Lila Sinclair Brouillette, 89,
of Port St. Joe, died on Monday,
February 2 in Marianna. She was
a native of Washington County
and honor graduate of the Art In-
stitute of Chicago. 1
While in Chicago. she worked
in the studio of the well known
architect, Frank Lloyd Wright,
and his associate. Charles L.
Morgan. She taught at Blue
Mountain College and Gulf Park
College In Mississippi and at the
University of Florida. She taught
18 years in Gulf County schools.
where she retired as the Super-
visor of Art Education.
She was past president of the
Delta Kappa Gamma Society In-
ternational and also a member of
the National Society of the Colon-
Iel Dames of the XVll Century.
the National Society of the
Daughters of the American Colo-
nists, and the United Daughters
of the Confederacy. In addition.
she was a charter member of the
Saint Joseph Bay Chapter of the
National Society of the Daughters
of the American Revolution.
She was the widow of Herbert
J. Broulllette and is survived by;U'
her sister. Aleene Sinclair Franz
of Chipley: a nephew, Dr. Karl.
Sinclair Franz; and four great-
nephews, Alexander,. Aaron,
Adam. and Andrew Franz, all of
Marianna. ~
The funeral was held on Sat-
urday. February 7, at St. James
Episcopal Church of Port St. Joe
at 1:00 p.m. The service was con-
ducted by Rev. Jerry Huft, and
burial followed at Holly Hill Ce-
meters'. + '- V:" I" '::
Memorial contributions nay
be made to St. James Episcopal
Church of Port St. Joe or to the
American Cancer Society. All ser-
vices were under the direction of
Comforter Funeral Home.


Wayne Mannfried Gay
Wayne .Mannfried Gay. age
61, passed away suddenly on
Tuesday. January 13. at South-
east Alabama Medical Center.
Funeral services were held on
Thursday, January 15 at Kent-
Thornton Funeral Home Chapel
with Reverends Ronnie Reid and
Barry Holcomb officiating. Burial
followed at Bluff Springs Baptist
Church Cemetery with 'Kent-
Thornton Fuineral Home direct-
S in g '. .:
Mr. Gay was a native of Port
St. Joe during his early child-
hood. He had been living in Do-
than since 1973.
Survivors include his wife,
June Musson Gay of Dothan, Ala-
bama; a daughter and son-in-law,


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information and education and is
the voice for real estate brokers
and managers within the indus-
try. Members are at the forefront
of new developments in brokerage
management.
Rose Drye is the real estate
brokerage manager for both loca-
tions of Prudential Resort Realty,


at St. Joseph Bay in Gulf County
and on St. George Island .in
Franklin County. Drye is the
founding officer an4 -past presi-
dent of Realtor Asociation of
'Franklin and Soffthein Gulf
Counties. She has also been
active in local civic activities since:
1978. .


Drexel and Mitichal garland

Thoa hi y)ut are o t far ai\, \Wve rayv torr \Volt each nd e\er, ihj. God
Bless and keep. you L- l hat we av To aid (ro, uIp aId d\own all around
you are misf.sed so \ery muJrc never t-'iet .'ou h1I e a tanilY that lLotes
YOu veri mucIh 's keep iiW toiJi.
Love Ya,
Dad & Monm arlalnd




Grand Opening & Welcome Aboard
Pelican Walk Real Estate & Kevin Welch would like to thank all of
the friends and customers that helped to make our first year a success.
As we begin our second year we will continue offering our superior real
estate services. In February, we %%ill be opening a ne%\ office next to
Gulf Foods. Located on Highway 98 in Mexico Beach, Florida our
new location will provide easier access to our services. As our previous
customers know, ve are still the only local company thatsubscribes to
the MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE.
While I have your attention, I would like to take this opportunity to"
welcome my new associate. His name is Kenneth Cox. Ken has moved
to our lovely area from Rockledge, Florida. Ken %%ill be working at the
new office and would welcome the opportunity to work

If you or someone you know is thinking of buying or
/ 'i' selling, give us a call today. You will be glad you did. \Ve
are open 7 days a week for sour convenience.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL* THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1998. PAGE 9A



Play Ball .

Gators, Sharks Start Baseball Season Thursday In Preble-Rish Classic


The Port St. Joe High and season; Lee Linton, a senior cen-
Wewahitchka High varsity base- terfielder who hit over .300;
ball teams will start their seasons Champ Traylor, a junior catcher;
this Thursday and Friday in the Kelly Forehand, a junior middle
Preble-Rish Classic held in Wewa. infielder and pitcher; and Dave
The Gators will return all but Davis, a junior pitcher who had a
one player, Ed Sumner. The 4-3 record last season.
nucleus of the team will be Josh
Baxley, a senior middle infielder Senior Ike Mincy is out after
and pitcher who hit over .300 last having shoulder surgery and is


Wewa Cheerleaders Regional


Winners; Compete for State


....- --------


Donate Money' :
The Port St. Joe Middle School Athletic Boosters are shown pre-
senting a check for $1,250 to he used by theimiddle school athletic,
department. Pictured left to right are: Carolyn Rish, principal; Tonya
Nixon, Coach Chuck Gannon; Jimmy Daniels; and Janis Tankersley.,


.., -.
!; .-----.-.----------.---. .--.


Ike Mincy, seated at center, signed a letter of intent with the
University of Montana last week to play football. The WHS senior is
shown with his mother, Doris Mincy, at left, and his cousin, Titus
Nicholson. Standing, from left are; baseball coach Jay Kearce, his sis-"
ter Bethina Nicholson, Coach Jerry Gaskin, head football Coach Wayne
Flowers, Principal Larry Mathes and Ike Mincy, Sr., his father..An arti-
cle on his signing appeared in last week's edition.

m 1 ...-.. *.I... for children ages 5. to 11 Every-....
ii-liuren' S uay one is invited to come join them
for arts and crafts, Indoor and
Camp to Celebrate outdoor games, movies, learning
p pn' and just plain fun.
P S ent'Ts Day he cost of this program is


The Junior Museum is hold-
ing an all day day-camp to cele-
brate President's Day! This camp
will be held on Monday, February
16, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m



BEST FOOT FOr
By: Dr. Stephen J. Gross,I
THOSE ACHING JOINTS
Aches In joints of the foot: and
Ankle are among common problems
that bring people to the podiatrist.
'Often there is stiffness' and swelling.
around the joints. Those symptoms
can arise from a variety of causes. In
some cases, It Is the podiatrist who Is
the first doctor to Identify early signs
of arthritis.
Typically' in such cases, the
patient is middle-aged' or older and
the aching joints are the result of
years of wear and tear.
The podiatrist seeks to restore
the affected feet or ankles to normal
funcuon through appropnate choices
of Lreatments-- medlcatLions. orthotlc


$35.00 for non-members and
$30.00 :for members. Pre- ,
registration Is required. For 'more
information, please call the mu-
seum at 769-6128 or' stop by
1731 Jenks Avenue.


R WARD
Podiatrist

-shoe inserts,
physical therapy,
exercises, or
other means.


If arthritis is
suspected, the
Spodiatrist consults witLh the
Patient's other doctors for coordtna-
tion of overall treatment. If your foot
or ankle joints ache. a visitt to the
podiatrist can determine the cause
and lead to relief.

Presented in the. interest
of better foot care by:
DR. STEPHEN J. GROSS, PODIATRIST
HIGHWAY 98 EASTPOINT
(850) 670-8999


NOTICE

Just to clear the air,

The Tread Mill in Highland View

is still owned by Stan Price and Tim Pope. We still
offer the same quality work as we have since acquir-
ing the business in September 1992. Tim Pope is no
longer an active partner in the day to day activity but
everything else is the same. We appreciate your past
support and look forward to your continued support.


So give us a call at 229-6709 for

all your automotive needs.


On. February 28, the varsity
cheerleaders of WVewahitchka
High School will compete for top
honors in the FACA Cheerleader
Championship in .the .1-A
Division. This championship will
host the regional winners from
across the state of Florida, and
will be held at the University '6"f
Central Florida In Orlando.
,. The 'varsity Gators competed
in the District 1 Regional
Competition on January 31st at
Bay High School in Panama City.
The Gators combined cheer and
dance to reign in the I-A Division
title. Later this month, the Gators
will travel to Orlando to compete
against eight other squads for the
1-A State Cheerleading Title.
The' girls have worked very
'hard 'and are reallyy seeing the
benefits of hard work and deter-
mination. The support they have
received throughoutthe area has
been "so rewarding to the. squad.
There was a terrific turnout.at the
.regional competition, and a good
following is expected in Orlando.
A motto" that best describes
the WHS squad is "Believe to
Achieve":They are going after the
title and hope everyone will sup-


PUBLIC NOTICE ,
The Gulf County Board of County Commrrussioners
will hold a public hearing Tuesday. February) 24.
1998 at 6 05 p m ET to consider the adoption of
an ordinance sith the following ude-
AN ORDINANCE GOVERNING THE
SUBDIVISION OF LAND IN GULF
COUNTY: PROVIDING FOR THE PUR-;
POSES. INTENT. DEFINITIONS. METH- I
ODS OF PLAT APPROVAL AND'
REQUIREMENTS THEREFORE PRO-
VIDING THE SIZE LOTS. STREETS.
AND ALLEYS: PROVIDING FOR VARI-
SANCES; PROVIDING FOR THE
ENFOkCEMEN 'Of THEa PROVISIONS a
% 'A R E PpOYIDING
ROfL ALL ORDI.
NANCES 6. .78.l,79-2. 83-2 85-3.,
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
/s/ Benny C. Muster /s/ Warren J. Yeager' Jr.
SClerk. Chairman
ltc. February 12. 1998.


INVITATION TO BID ,
Sealed proposal, sill be received in the olTice of the
Ci' Clerk 305 Fifth Street Port St Joe. Flonda
untIl 3 00 p m March 31. 1996. for umrnshrng
and delitenng F 0B. Pon St Joe Florida. con
surucuon of a cement block building appromimate.
1, 2000 .quue feet i size with a roo consisung o .
precast, presiwe;sed concrete double "Ts': ne%
parking lot. storm drain system,. and securirl sys.
tern as outlined in the speciflcauons pertaining
th ereio A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held
at the \V'VTP conference room or, March 3. 1998.
at 10 30 a m. E'T
Specifications and bid dccumenis IS40 per sell
may be-obtained from the City Clerk's Office. 305
Fifth Street. Port St Joe. Flonda 32456 telephone
1904) 229-8261. Monday. through Friday. bereen
800 am and 500 pm Bid-s will be publicly
opened and read at 300 p m Mrch 31 1998. in
the City Commrirassion Chamnber Cityr Hall. 305
Fifth Street. Port St Joe. Florida The Citv resrne,
the night io accept or reject ani or all bid', or io
select the Bid fell io be in the bet inmtere-tr of the
Cir
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk
lie February 12 1996


INVITATION TO BID
Sealed pro:.poials will be received in the office of the
Cmi Clerk. 305 Fith Street Fort St Joe Florida.
until 300 pm. Mauch 31. 1998 for fumishmg
and delivenrg F 0 B. Port St Joe. Florida. con-
st-ucucon of a concrete inr'try retainiln wall
appropriately 155 feet long sia feet high ana 30
Inches_ wide at ithe base. and the conLsruc Lion of a
'new 5 525 square foot concrete slab as outlined In
the apeciilcauons pertaining theret.o A mandatory
pre-bid h seeing will be held at the WWTP confer-
ence room on March 3. 1996, at 10 30 a m ET
Spectilcautons and bid documents IfS1 per set)
mavy e obtained from the Cir\ Clerk s Office, 305
Fit&', Str.et Port St Joe. Flonrida 324-56. telephone
19041 229 6261. Monday% through Fnday. between
8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Bids will be pubhi l
opened arid read at 300! p m March31, 1998. ir,
the City Commlisor, Chamber-. City Hall;,'305
Firth Street Port St Joe. Floria o The City reserves
there right to accept or reject anv or all bids, or to
select the Bid felt to bte in th best interest of the
City..


/s/ Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk :
Itc, February 12. 1998.


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port them in the quest. -
Members' of the 1997-98 var-
sity squad are Amy Owens
(Captain), ,Amy ,St. Clair. (Co-
Captain). 'Mandy Little,; Joni
, Whittington, 'Dawn Gortman,
Kelly Waters, Stephanie
Alderman, LaTasha Hampton.
iKaren Hall and Nicole Williamson.
The Gators are coached by Kim
Whitfield.

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
quilted diagonal striped pillow
tops. !
,It's not too late to join and
participate in the fun ofmnaking 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!


( INVITATION TO BID
Sealed proposals will be received In the office of the
City Clerk 305 Fifth Street Pon St Joe. Flonda
unl 3-00 pm March 31 1998. for furrashing
Sara delivering FOB Por. St Joe Flonda con-
strucuon of structural steel Ltalrs. platforms and
.rallkaas. and attaching eaen to an existing ele-
vated strucrural iel astrucrure as outlined in the
specification pertaining thereto A rrnandator, pre-
bid meeting will be held at the HWTP conference
room on March 3. 1998 at 10 30 am ET
Specificauons and bid documents 1620 per setl
n.mai. be obtained from the Cin Clerk's Otince. 305
Fifth Street. Port St Joe Fle-nda 32456 telephone
(904) 229 B261 M:1c-nday through Fnday. between
8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Bids will be ,publicly
opened and read at 3:00 p.m.. March 31. 1. 3in
tIhe Gtty Comrislon Chamnbers. City Hall. 305
Fifth Street. Port St Joe Florida Tre City re'trves
the right to a.ept or reject anr or all bids. or to
select the Bid ielt to tie In the best Intereit of the
City.
S /' Fuline Pendaris
City Clerk
Itc. February 12, '1998.
PUBLIC NOTICE
V The Gulf County Board of County CorrLnmssioners
ill hold a public hearing Tue-day. Februan, 16.
S19'98 at 5-05 p m E T to consider the adopuor n o
an ordinance with the following title
AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE
PLACEMENT OF MOBILE HOMES.
AND MODULAR HOMES IN TBE UNIN-
CORPORATED AREAS OF GULF COUN-
TY. FLORIDA PROHIBITING PLACING
OF MOBILE HOMES. AND MODULAR
HOMES WITHOUT FIRST OBTAINING
S A PERMIT: PROHIBirING THE OCCU-
PATION OF MOBILE HOMES AND
i, MODULAR HOMES UNLESS THE SAME
S 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 i. warren J Veager. Jr.
Clerk Chalrrrman
'1Ite, February 12. 1998. ,


expected back by mid to late
March.
"We are also expecting
Brandon Jones, an eighth grader
that hit .333 and Phillip Hall, a
freshman, to contribute a lot for
us," said Coach Jay Kearce.
"Last year we won 18 games,
with a very young group of kids.
We are real excited about the sea-
son. We have a lot of work to do.
but by the end of the season, we
should have a pretty good ball
team," said Kearce.
"We might struggle some at
the beginning of the season, since
we still have some kids playing
basketball and we do have some
injuries. But our: seniors are
showing great leadership, and
everyone seems eager to improve.
and make it to the play-offs after
a year's absence."
The Sharks, on the other
hand, lost six seniors from last
season's, ,Class 3A State
Championship team. Three of
those players were drafted. but
only one signed. The other five
went on to play college baseball.
-We lost everything through
the middle of our defense," said
'Coach Buck Watford.
Port St. Joe returns four
starters, and three other players
that saw a good bit of playing
time. The Sharks return three
seniors-Wayne Summers, an
outfielder and pitcher that hit
.469 last season and had a 6-1
record on the mound; Jarred
Patterson, an Infielder and pitch-
er that hit .365 last season; and.
Jererny Dixon, an outfielder. Josh
Haddock is a first year senior out-


fielder.
The 'Sharks return four
juniors; Jim Falson, an infielder
and outfielder that hit .241; Brett
Lowry, 'an Infielder and outfielder
that hit .382; James Daniels. an
infielder .and pitcher that hit .265
last season; and Matt Terry, an
infielder off the junior varsity
team. Joey Mastro is a Junior
* catcher and outfielder that did'
not play last year.
Ashley Stephens Is the only
* returning sophomore from last
year's varsity.. He is an infielder
and pitcher and had 2-0 record
on the mound last season.
The sophomores returning off,
the junior varsity are Ryan
Stephens, a catcher and pitcher;
Steven Lowrey. an' outfielder:
Brad Knox. an outfielder and
pitcher; and Koran Peters, an out-
fielder.
"We've got a lot of holes to fill.
We have some kids with talent.
but they will have to rise to this
level of play." said Watford. "Our
seniors are doing a good job of
leading by example, and are car-
rying most of the load."
"We should have a pretty good
ball team. and will be able to com-
pete in Class 2A in this area." he
continued. "
Port St. Joe will play Bay High
on Thursday, February 12 at 4:00
ET. Wewahltchka will play
Crestview at 7:00 ET. The losers
of those two games will play at
'4:00 ET and the winners will play
for the championship at 7:00 ET.
The Preble-Rish Classic will
be held at Wewahitchka's baseball
field.


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When you're sick or recovering from an injury, it's important to be near family and
friends. This, coupled with the finest in skilled nursing and rehabilitative care is avail-
able to you here in Port St. Joe.

Just ask Mrs. Mary McCormick. When she suffered a broken pelvis and leg, she chose
to spend her 20 days in rehab and recovery at Bay St. Joseph Care Center.


4et W. .ta.
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PAGE 10A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1998


Sharks Prepare for District

Split Games With Quincy; Click Against Rutherford


ST. JOE 76, QUINCY 70
Friday, February 6
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
improved to 18-8 with Friday
night's win on the road over
Quincy Shanks.
The Tiger Sharks took a two
point 41-39 lead into halftime and
outscored Quincy 35-31, in the
second half of play.
Rod Chambers and Tyson
Pittman each scored 19 points to
lead Port St. Joe offensively.
James Daniels added 17 points
for the Tiger Sharks.
ST. JOE (76) Adkison 2, R.
Chambers 19, Daniels 17,
Jenkins 4, Lany 5, McNair 6,
Pittman 19, Quinn 4. ',
QUINCY (70) McCloud 19,'
Harris 13, Anderson 13, Young:
11, Walker 8, Fagg 4, Fryson 2.

ST. JOE 66, QUINCY 69
Saturday, February 7
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks


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Sharks' Football

Banquet Held
The Port St. Joe Sharks held
their football banquet for the
1997 season where they went 6-6
and lost in the second round of
the play-offs to Graceville.
Captains of the 1997 Sharks
were Kyle Adkison and Jason


Gators Honored at
Football Banquet
Wewahitchka High School
held its varsity football banquet
last Saturday, February 7th.
Coaches, players and cheerlead-
ers began the evening sharing a
steak dinner prepared by Ralph
Rish. The students' parents and
other guests joined them later for

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Brant. The "Offensive Player of
the Year" award went to Tyson
Pittman.
The. "Defensive Player of the
Year" award was shared by two
players, Kyle Adkison and Jason
Brant.
Receiving the award for
"Special Teams Player of the Year"
was Wayne Summers.


dessert and the presentation of
awards. : .
The "Most Valuable Player"
and "Best Back" awards were
given to senior Ike Mincy. Billy
Parker was the recipient ofl' he
"Most Improved Back" award and
the "Most Improved Defense"
award went to Champ Traylor.

PSJ Dixie League

Signing Umpires
Panama City resident Bob
Wilson, president of the umpire
association servicing many of the
surrounding baseball leagues,
will be conducting two umpire
clinics for the local Dixie Youth
and Dixie Boys leagues.
They will be held on
Saturday, February 21st and
Saturday, February 28th, begin-
ning at 3:00 p,m. at the little
league ball fields located on Tenth
Street in Port St. Joe.
You must attend at least one
of the clinics to umpire in the Port
St. Joe Dixie Baseball League this
year. Clinics are also open to
coaches.
Please contact a board mem-
ber if you would like to attend.
This season's board members are
Gary White, Travis Burge,
Suzanne Besore, Mike Todd,
Harlan and Donna Haddock.
Come out and help our youth
learn good sportsmanship!


yson Pittman, Jason Br

The "Pride of tl
award was presents
Adkison and Jermain(
And finally, "Pla
Week" awards were
Jason Brant. Kvle
Jermaine Peterson. -R
Tyson Pittman, Georg
Jarred Patterson
Summers, :James D,
Chambers and Jim Fa


rallied in the final period' of pay,
but fell short when a desperation
three-pointer did not go into the
basket.
The Tiger Sharks' took an
early 13-9 lead after the first
'quarter, but Quincy bounced
back to take a 31-26 into half-
time'. Port St. Joe outscored
Quincy 25-20 in the fourth quar-
..ter, but it just wasn't enough.
James Daniels and Tyson


.. ", ,


James Daniels dunks the
ball for the Sharks in Monday
night's game.

Lady Sharks Fall
to Liberty County
ST. JOE 51, LIBERTY CO. 65
Friday, February 6
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
wound up their season with
Friday ,night's loss to Liberty
County in the first round of the
play-offs.
The Lady Sharks could not
overcome Liberty County's 32-17
halftime lead. Port St. Joe.
ant. Kyle outscored the Lady Bulldogs 34-
33 in the second half, but it was-
he Sharks" n't nearly enough.
ed to Kyle Tynetta Towner led the Lady,
e Peterson. Shai-ks with 16: points. Bonnie
Belin followed with 12 points and
yer 0of thbe Nicole Royster added 10 points for
earned by Port. St. Joe.
ussell Russ, ST. JOE (51) -Belin 12. Royster
le Foxworth., 10, Towner 16, Gant 5, Thompson
Waynet 6, ,Johnson 2.
aniels, Rod LIBERTY CO. (65) -. Jackson
aison. 35. Solomon 19, Sewell 4,
Dawson 4, Berrieum 2, Williams
1.


B. J. Presnell
Presnell Places in
Gymanastics Meet
B. J. Presnell opened her
gymnastics optional season: with
two meets in January. On Janu-
ary 10, in Tallahassee, she placed
1st on bars, 3rd on vault, 4th on
beam, 6th on floor, and 4th all-
around.
On January 31. B.J. and
three of the teammates from Pa-
,nastics Gymnastics competed in
Atlanta at Gym Elite. Also at the
meet were competitive teams from
Colorado, Ohio, and North Caroli-
na, as well as the Atlanta area.
B.J. placed 1st on beam, 2nd on
bars. 2nd on vault, and 2nd all-
around.
She qualified for the Florida
state championships that will be
held in May.


The "Best Defensive
Linebacker" award was presented
to Bernard, Vann. The "Best
Offensive Lineman" and "Best
Defensive Lineman" awards were
earned by Michael Price and
Shawn Voyles, respectively. :
Senior members of the varsity
football and cheerleading squads
were presented with poster-size
prints of their sports photos to
commemorate the year. Those
athletes included Jason Carter,
Randall Holden, Jim Huyna, Jack
Husband, Bunk Hysmith, Mandy
Little, Ike Mincy, Amy Owens,
Billy Parker, Michael Price anj
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Pittman each scored 21 points to
lead the Tiger Sharks (18-9). Rod
Chambers added .10 points for
Port St. Joe.
ST. JOE (66) Chambers 10,
Daniels 21, Jenkins 2, Larry 2,
McNair 6, Pittman 21, Quinn 4.
QUINCY (69) Walker 5,
Marshall 13, Harris 11, McCloud
18, Anderson 2, Young 7, Fagg
11, Fryson 2.
ST. JOE 13 13 15 25 66
QUINCY 9 22 18 20 69

ST. JOE 91, RUTHERFORD 77
Monday, February 9
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
seemed to be clicking on all cylin-
ders during Monday night's big
win over Rutherford.
The Tiger Sharks' fast paced
offense helped them Jump out to a
19-12 lead by the end of the first
quarter.
Port St. Joe took its 44-33
halftime lead and turned it into a
21-point 72-51 lead by the end of
the third quarter. The Rams made
a few desperation three-pointers
in the final minutes of the game to
narrow the Tiger Sharks' lead.
James Daniels led Port St.
Joe (19-9) with a game-high 23
points, while Tyson Pittman had
20 points. Tremaine Lewis added
10 points for the Tiger Sharks and
made eight of nine shots from the
foul line .
ST. 'JOE (91) Adkison 6, R.
Chambers 7, Daniels 23, Dixon 3.
Jenkins 4. Larry 6, McNair 8,
Pittman 20, Quinn 4, Lewis 10.
RUTHERFORD (77) Jones
18. Heard 14. M. Sherfield 7.
Miller 11, Roulhac 6, Jenkins 15.
Campbell 6.
ST. JOE 19 25 28 19. 91
R'FORD 12 21 18 26 77


Gators End Season


With Two. Victories

Set to Host Blountstown and St.

Joe In District 3-2A Tournament
ouoe Di t sic ordAaahcoat- i


WEWA 64, MACLAY 59
Thursday, February 5
The Wewahitchka Gators hit
the free throws in the last :30 sec-
onds of the game to improve to
12-11 with Thursday night's win
over Maclay.
The Gators trailed 20-16 after
the first quarter, but bounced
back to take a 37-35 lead into
halftime. Both teams scored 14
points In the third quarter and
Wewa outscored Maclay 13-10 in
the final period of play.
Cecil Jackson led the Gators
with 25 points. Luke Taunton fol-
lowed with 12 points and
Brandon Jones added 10 points
for the Gators. .,
WEWA (64) Jackson 25,
Addison 2, Jones 10, J. Taunton
2, L. Taunton 12, T. Taunton 6,
Phflyaw 7.
MACLAY (59) Brooks 20,
McGrotha 29, Odham 2,
Dagostino 3, Walby 5.
WEWA 16 21 14 13 64
MACLAY 20 15 14 10 59

WEWA 57, APALACHICOLA 50
Friday, February 6
The Wewahitchka Gators


Most people are a'
sugar- contributes t
decay. In the interest
dental hygiene-and
control--they may
cakes and cookies a
notorious sweets. The
is that so much of the
eat, some of it unsusi
contains sugar.
Aside from the ob\
prits, sugar is also p
most prepared foods,
mayonnaise, relishes,
spaghetti sauce, sou
drinks, bread, some
beverages, and county
items.
Sugar is also used
products that people d
regard as ,food-brea


outscored Apalachicola 21-.14 in
the final period of play for the win
in Friday night's game.
The Gators trailed 23-22' at
halftime, but brought the game
:back to a 36-36 tie by the end of
the third quarter.
Cecil Jackson, led' Wewa-
hitchka with a game-high 19
points, 13 of which came in the
fourth quarter. Luke Taunton
added 14 points f6r the Gators
(13-11)
WEWA (57) Morgan 2,
Jackson 19, Jones 8. Morris 5, J.
Taunton 3,. L. Taunton 14, T.
Taunton 6.
APALACH (50) Lane .18,
Johnson 2, Ash 4, Key 11, Banks
4, Stanley 8.
WEWA 12 10 14 21 57
APALACH 11 12 13 14 50



Host First Round
Wewahitchka will host
Blountstown Friday night in the
first round of the District 3-2A
tournament. Game time is set for
7:30 p.m., CT


Views On DentaflHealth

FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.



Insidious


Sugar


ware that cough drops, children's vita-
to tooth mins, liquid decongestants, etc.
of better Yet the real potential for
I weight tooth destruction does not
cut out seem to be the general avail-
nd other ability of sugar so much as the
problem way it is eaten.
food we Snacks, candy, sugared
pectingly, coffee, sugar gum, mints, soft
drinks, taken throughout the
vious cul- day expose the teeth to sugar
resent in (and the resultant acid) contin-
such as uously. It's best to limit the
ketchup, number of times one eats
ups, fruit sugar.


alcoholic
ess other

d in many
lon't even
.th mints,


Prepared as a public service to pro-
mote better dental health. From the
office of FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.,
319 Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.
....+..........


SHARK FOOTBALL AWARD WINNERS: Shown from left are
Adkison and James Daniels.


WEWA SENIOR GATORS received wall posters


.Tyson Pittman (41) of the
Sharks goes above the rim to
score two points against a
Rutherford defender Monday.
First Round
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
will enter the District 3-2A tour-
nament next Tuesday night. fac-
ing off against the winner of
Friday night's Wewa-Blountstown
game. Tip-off time is set for 7:30
p.m., CT, in Wewahitchka.


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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
Editor's Note: Drake was a resident of Port Saint Joe for more than
30 years, (approximately 20's 50's) during which time, he served as
General Auditot of the Apalachicola Northern Railroad Company and its
affiliated companies, and many years as a Postmaster).


The St. Joseph Times, as did the Florida Journal of Apalachicola, sus-
pended publication during the 1841 epidemic. A severe storm on,
September 14, 1841 destroyed a part of the wharf at St. Joseph Bay, and
later in the fall a portion of the old city was ravished by fire. There were
no vessels in the harbor at the time of the storm on September 14 on
account of the epidemic. The storm that virtually swept the place out of
existence, is reported to have occurred on September 8, 1844. Great
damage was also done at Apalachicola as was reported in the Commercial-
Gazette of that city, of which the following is a quote:
"The tin roofs of the brick stores torn in pieces were flying in the air like
scraps of paper. Boards, bricks and everything which the wind could reach
were flying in, every direction."
This was one of the tropical hurricanes that the north Gulf Coast is
occasionally subject to in the fall of the year. These happenings, along
with the passing of the railroad, plus the many business failures, had by
:1843 reduced St. Joseph to little more than a fishing village.
The buildings which housed the population of St. Joseph fell into'a
natural, and gradual decay, but many of them remained until the Civil,
War. During that war, a Confederate salt works was located at St. Joseph
Bay near the old town site, using the waters of the bay for making salt.
The salt works was destroyed by a federal gun boat, along with many of
.the remaining buildings of old St. Joseph. Some of the most cultured peo-
ple of the lower south had lived at St. Joseph, but after the final tragedy
real estate values collapsed. The inhabitants could not meet their finan-
cial obligations and the banks were compelled to foreclose mortgages,
although the mortgages were practically worthless. Following the decline
of old St. Joseph in the 1840's, the county seat was moved to Abe Springs
in the southwest part of Calhoun County, where it burned. It was then
located briefly at Neal's Landing before being moved to Blountstowvn in
1902. Blountstown was incorporated in 1903.
Neighboring Apalachicola was a much older place. Before 1706, there
were several nations of Indians living on the banks of the river. The first
white settlement was a Spanish fort built in 1705 at the mouth of the
river. British occupation of the area ended In 1783 when Spain took pos-
session a second time. In 1821, the United States purchased Florida from
Spain and made it a territory. It became a state in 1845.
It was in 1836 that Dr. John F. Gorrie was recruited and brought to
Apalachicola by promoters of the Apalachicola Land Company. for the
purpose of drafting a sanitary code for the elimination of the mosquito
infested marshes surrounding the city. He recommended that the marsh-
es be drained. On account of the summer fevers, he experimented with
cooling devices to relieve his patients. This resulted m his invention of the
Ice machine, patented in 1850, and won for him national fame. A muse-
um in his memory has been established at Apalachicola. Incidentally, the
first commercial ice factory in Florida began operation at Jacksonville in
December 1878.
Some dismantling of old St. Joseph occurred in 1843. Residents of
Apalachicola bought.a number of the deserted houses through mortgage
foreclosure and otherwise, tore them down, shipped them. by barge to
Apalachicola and re-erected them. Some are still in use. The newspaper
CommrercidtiAdve4tiser, n its. Isse-of.-August -12 1843, reported that the
schooner "Phrenologist" arrived from St. Joseph the previous week,
bringing part of a large house to be erected on the corner of Commerce
and Center streets.-This probably was one of the hotels formerly at St.
Joseph. Many of the bricks from the ruins of the old cotton warehouse
and other buildings at St. Joseph were used in the paving of Palafox
Street in Pensacola.


By the end of 1843, there were perhaps not more than 500 Inhabi-
tants at St. Joseph. A big storm on September 8, 1844 did much damage
to the city and further reduced the population through the exodus of
many persons to other places for occupational reasons, if no other.
Promoter Peter W. Gautier, Jr., and his father migrated to Texas and
homesteaded a piece of land some 50 miles from the present city of
Houston.
The United States Post Office which had been established at territo-
rial St. Joseph on December 28, 1835 was discontinued March 28, 1854.
This discontinuance would indicate the approximate time old St. Joseph
was really and completely abandoned. It is interesting to note that the
post office was established before postage stamps came into general use.
The government did not adopt the postage stamp until 1847, and its use
was optional until 1855, when the prepayment of postage was made com-
pulsory. Previously, the pieces of mail were "rated" and the postage col-
lected upon delivery to the addressee.
FollowingJ he demise of old St. Joseph. that part of Florida adjacent
to and lying west of the Apalachicola River was without much potential
until the turn of the century when, with the navigable Apalachicola River
as a means of transportation, timber and naval stores operations became
the leading industries. The citrus industry in the Wewahitchka area
seems to have pre-dated, by several decades, its development in central
and south Florida. Orange groves were numerous and there were several
packing sheds in the area. The oranges were packed in handmade boxes
and shipped via river steamers to distant places. Several winter freezes at
the turn of the century were fatal to the citrus industry in the
Wewahitchka area. The famed tupelo honey is produced, almost exclu-
sively in the Wewahitchka area of the Apalachicola River Valley. The
honey is non-granulating and never becomes rancid. It is said to be the
finest honey produced anywhere in the world. Honey production in the
area has been a long-time industry.
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purchase from Spain by the United States in 1821. Upon admission to
the union in 1845, William D. Moseler was chosen the first governor of
the state and served 1845 .to 1849. Florida's first General Assembly,
which convened at Tallahassee Monday, June 23, 1845, in establishing.
four executive departments during the session, fixed the governor's
salary at $1,500.
The St. Joseph Point lighthouse, located at Beacon Hill (formerly
Yellow Bluff) near the entrance to St. Joseph Bay and about eight miles
northwest of Port St. Joe, was first established in the year 1839 as a pro-
tection to shipping during the days of old St. Joseph. However, in 1847,
following the yellow fevef epidemic in 1841 and. the abandonment of the
St. Joseph & Iola Railroad which had 'transported the shipping in those
days, the lighthouse was built at Cape San Bias, some 15 or more miles
to the southeast on the Gulf side of thp area. But during the year 1902,
the St. Joseph Point lighthouse was rebuilt, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles A.
Lupton became the keepers. upon a transfer from the Cape San Blas sta-
tion to which they had been transferred on November 18, 1895 from the
Cedar Key lighthouse station.
The government had, in 1847. established the Cape San Bias light-
house, about 10 miles southeast of' old St. Joseph. The tower was
destroyed by a terrific gale August 30, i1856 which some believed to have
been a tidal wave, but this has not been established. The tower was
rebuilt, but during the Civil War the Ctonfederate forces knocked out the
tower and prevented its use until the e d of the war in 1865. A gale again
badly damaged the station in 1894, washing away much of the Cape and
leaving the tower standing in water. After a government survey, the sta-
tion was moved to Black's Island in St. Joseph Bay, some four or five
miles westward. In 1897. it was determined that the light, ont Black's
Island would not serve the purpose and it was re-located at the south
point of Cape San Bias, where it still stands.
In .the early 1900's, and duripg'the steamboat days on the
Chattahoochee, Flint and Apalachicola rivers, hunting and fishing in the
Dead Lakes area, by Alabama and Georgia sportsmen, produced suffi-
cient income for the profitable operation of at least three hotels in the
vicinity of Wewahitchka 'and lola. The old hotels have been replaced by
motels, private lodges, trailers and per' anent homes, etc., and the hunt-
ing and fishing in the area remains zood, but with the construction of
excellent highways throughout the region, the steamboats are no longer
in operation.. ,
Terrell H. Stone, a pioneer settler of Port Saint Joe moved to the area
in 1904 from lola, near Wewahltchka. and started a turpentine operation
with private labor. The location at the time was a wilderness area, but
nowis in the heart of the present modern city of Port St. Joe. Being %with-
out rail transportation during the first few years of the operation. Stone
transported his naval stores products to Pensacola in his privately owned
boat powered by a marine engine.
Meanwhile, he sold his large holdings in the area. acquired from his
father, to some St. Louis businessmen who built the Apalachicola
Northern Railroad from River JunctiOn to Apalachicola in 1907. and
extended the line to Port St. Joe in 1909. This opened up an entirely new
territory with a heavy growth of long leaf yellow pine timber, suitable for
the manufacture of high grades of export lumber and. in addition, heavy
production of naval stores products. Upon the completion of the 100


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Farm Bureau Observes Food Check-Out Day


Food in America is affordable.
In fact, by February 9, the average
American will have earned
enough income to pay for his or
her family's entire 1998 food sup-
ply. As a result, Farm Bureau will
celebrate that day as the "Second
Annual Food Check-out Day". In
1997, "Food Check-Out" day fell
on February 10th.
Latest statistics compiled by
the United States Department of
Agriculture's Economic Research
Service show American families
and individuals spend, 'on aver-
age, 10.9 percent of their dispos-
able personal income for food.


That means the average
household will have earned
enough disposable income-that
portion of income available for
spending or saving-to pay for
their annual food supply in just
40 days.
This speaks well for our
nation's increasing standard of
living, which would certainly be
reduced without the affordable,
domestic food supply produced by
America's farmers and, ranchers,
The percentage of disposable per-
sonal income spent for food has
declined over the last 25 years. In


1970, "Food Check-Out Day"
would have been 11 days later--
on February 20.
Food is more affordable today
due to a widening gap between
growth in per-capita incomes and
the amount of money spent for
food, according to the USDA. This
overall decrease is' made more
notable by the fact that trends
indicate Americans are 'buying
more expensive convenience foodl,,
items for preparation at home; s:,
well as more food away from
home.
In .comparison to "Food


Check-Out Day", "Tax Freedom
Day", the day the average
American had earned enough
money to pay federal, state and
local taxes, was May 9, 1997,
according to the Tax Foundation.

Summerlot Receives
Commendation
Q; Marine Lance Cpl. John P.
- Summerlot, son of Terry R. Sum-
merlot of Port St. Joe, recently re-
ceived a Certificate of Commenda-
tion while assigned with 3rd
SBattalion, 1st Marines, 1st Ma-
rine Division, Marine Corps Base
at Camp Pendleton, California.
Summerlot was recognized,
for his superior performance of
duty. Displaying remarkable dedi-
cation and initiative, Summerlot
consistently performed his de-
manding duties in an exemplary
and highly professional manner.
Summerlot is--an-ressential
part of today's naval forces as
they shift focus away from long-
distance war at sea to handling
the challenges. of regional con-
flicts affecting U.S. interests.
Whether helping provide hu-
manitarian assistance and disas-
ter relief or. 'projecting power
ashore and providing forward
presence, marines like Summer-
lot are making a difference as
They work assigned to squadrons,
battalions, ships, or shore com-
mands around the world. Sum-
merlot is not only improving his
knowledge and skill. but is serv-
ing as part of the most highly
technical naval force in history.
The 1993 graduate of Gris-
som High School of Huntsville,
Alabama. joined the Marine
Corps in October. 1993.


David Garrett, general manager of the'
Port St. Joe plant of Arizona Chemical,
hoists the flag commemorating the 100th
anniversary of International Paper Compa-:-
ny, parent firm of Arizona Chemical. Inter-
national Paper formed, with 17 paper mills,
Its group of mills operating under the name


International Paper Company on January 1,
1898. The firm purchased Arizona Chemical
in June of 1986. Arizona has corporate offic-
es in Panama City and IPC is headquartered
in Purchase,, N. Y. IPC has several activities
.planned to commemorate its anniversary
throughout the year.


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PUBLIC NOTICE
The Gulf County Planning and Development Review
Board will meet Tuesday, February 17, 1998 at 10:00
a.m., E.S.T., in the Gulf County Commission Meeting
Room at the Gulf County Courthouse to discuss and
possibly act upon the following:
1) Subdivision Ordinance
2) Bay Breeze Subdivision Final Plat Approval
The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on
these matters. .Information prior to the meeting can be
obtained from the Planning/Building Department/Chief
Administrator's Office, (850) 229-6111.
tc. February 12, 1998




ATTENTION BANKERS, REALTORS,
RENTAL AGENTS, LANDLORDS

FAIR HOUSING NOTICE AND WORKSHOP
The following local governments are dedicated to fair housing principles:
Gulf County, Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka.
Fair housing is a concept that everyone has a -ight to obtain housing with-,
out discrimination. The jurisdictions above have officially adopted a Fair Housing
Ordinance which prohibits discrimination in housing because of race, color,
national origin, religion, age, sex, handicap and familial status. This ordinance
covers most housing related activities such as real estate sale, advertising, bank'
transactions, mortgages, rentals and any similar activity which may deal with
persons seeking housing.
These local governments have developed an education program to inform
residents and other appropriate persons regarding affordable and fair housing
opportunities.
A short training session will be held Thursday, February 19, 1998 in Gulf
County Library Meeting Room adjacent Gulf County Courthouse at 11 a. m.
Eastern time.
This training session is directed toward realtors, bankers, rental agents and
other interested persons, For more information contact Gulf County Administrator
Don Butler at 850-229-8945. This public session is being held in a handicap
accessible location Persons needing interpreter for hearing, vision or language
impairment or persons needing special accommodation due to handicap should
contact the office of Mr. Butler above at three calendar days prior to the meeting.
The above-cited local governments are Fair Housing, Equal Opportunity,
and Handicap Responsive jurisdictions. .
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Red Cross Sponsors
One-Day Disaster
Planning Workshop.
The Apalachee Regional Plan-
ning Council, the Gulf County
Emergency Management Depart-
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Cross are sponsoring a workshop
entitled, "Disaster Planning Work-
shop for Business. Industry, and
Government." The workshop will
be held on February 26. continu-
ing from 8:30 a.m.. EST. until
4:30 p.m., -EST. in the Gulf
County Public 'Library in Port St.
Joe.
The workshop will provide
step-by-step advice on how to
create and maintain a compre-
hensive emergency management
plan -to prepare your workplace
for whatever hazards may arise.
Individuals attending this
one-day workshop will learn how
to reduce the potential for dam-'
age and loss to businesses from
natural and manmade hazards.
This is especially important given
that North Florida is highly vul-
nerable to natural disasters.
In just the last 12 years, the
region has received six federal
disaster declarations resulting
fi-om Hurricane Kate in 1:985, the
floods of 1990, the winter storm.
of March 13, 1993; Tropical'
Storm Alberto in 1994, and Hur-
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1998 PAGE 3B


We Need More Active Caring Fathers


-Part2
Written by Bishop N. Pittman
L, write not these things to
shame you, but as my beloved
sons I warn you. (Verse 15) For
though you have ten thousand
instructors in Christ, yet have you
not nany fathers: for in Christ
Jesus I have begotten you through
the gospel Wherefore, I beseech
you be ye followers of me. (I
Corinthians 4:14-16)


Nazarene Church
Will Host Revival
Revival services are in
progress-throughout the remain-
der of this week at the First
dhruch of the Nazatene. Services
will begin at 7 p.m. each evening,
diad at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on
Sunday.' .
Rev. E. Guy Wright is the
guest, y.angelist. The church is
located at 2420 Long Avenue in
1]ort St. Joe. Everyone is cordially
Irivited t6 attend.

Pastor Appreciation
Triumph Church of God in
Wewahitchka will be celebrating
S ts "Pastor's 3rd Appreciation"
February 13th through 15th.
dinner will be served Sunday,
February 15th at the Community
Center in Wewahitchka.
;' Everyone is cordially Invited
Jo join: the church's congregation
fri the celebration.
s.',


In the last article, we gave
some characteristics of a true
father which included the follow-
ing:
ofeeds/nourishes *affirms
*teaches/trains *helps/aids
*rebukes/reproves *encourages
A dad can 'produce babies,
but a father knows how to bring
the child into maturity and
Impact their society.
Many men lack accountability
and responsibility because they
have not been fathered them-
selves. Therefore, you do not
teach and train what you don't
know nor give what you don't
have.
Abraham is another example
of a father in the Bible. The Lord
taught him how to be a true
father through the principles of
covenant. A father understands
and practices covenant relation-
ships.
His entire life evolves around

"His Melodies"
In Concert Wed.
"His Melodies", a ministry of
Southern gospel music and pup-
petry from Nova Scotia, Canada,
will be in concert on Wednesday,
February 18th at the First
Church of the Nazarene.
This special concert willbegin
at 7 p.m. and promises to be a
time of inspiration and blessing to
the entire family. Finger foods will
follow in the fellowship hall._
Attend and bring a friend!


Jesus House of Prayer Church
corner of 522 Kenny St. & N. Garrison Ave.
,r ,, "GOD'S MESSAGE"
"Cbf oud spare not, show my people their transgressions." Isaiah 58
S (a) You choose this day who you will serve. Joshua 24:15
(b) Now is the time, today is the day. Hebrews 3:7-8
S,, (c) Search the scriptures. St. John 5:39
S d) All scripture is given by the inspiration of God. 2Tim. 3:16
(e) Prepare to meet God! wash you make clean. St. John 15:3
(f) Perilous time shall come. 2 Timothy 3:1-7
YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN! ARE YOU? IF YES, CAN'
YOU ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS BY GODS WORD.
BEING APPLICABLE TO YOUR LIFE?
(1) Jesus only is God?
(2) Only one Baptism, in Jesus name?
S. (3) Only one doctrine of divinity?
(4) The evidence of the Holy Ghost?
(5) The relationship of tongues and the Holy Ghost?
Just a minimal introduction to stir up your pure minds,
bqqause the half has not been told. We have, hardly tapped,
info thb reseveir of the.WORDrOF GOD., 4 -
SThink of these things. Phil. 4:8
Hear the conclusion of the whole matter. Ecc. 12:13-14
You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Psalms
119:160
Make your calling, 'and election sure. 2Peter 1:8-10
Come now, let us reason together, saith the Lord. Isaiah 1:18
Pastor: Wiley Hopps
Minister of Music: Clarce Hopps




; THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

SST. JAMES'* PORTST. JOE
+I+.7. :30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
I+ Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT) .

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor.


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
,]* 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
L A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD

I MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
Sunday School 9:45 am Discipleship Training 5:001 pm Sun. Evening
Wed. Night at 7:00 pm. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
O raste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor-David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
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: .MEETS
Bible Study: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
Call 229-8310
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P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
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Discover God's love!
Everyone welcome.

Long Avenue
BAPTIST CHURCH -
160,1 Long Avenue Port SL Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. & 5 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer & Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth


the understanding of covenant
and contract. As a result of this
understanding, a man will learn
to be responsible and account-
able. Abraham was a father to his
nephew Lot before he ever became
father to Isaac.


Oliver F. Taylor


A father will sacrifice
his own life for the life
of his family. He will not
purchase himself a new
suit when his baby needs
shoes.


Power of


Knowledge

In Hosea 4:6 we find,
"My people are destroyed
for Jlack of knowledge,
because you have reject-
ed knowledge."


Visitation Minister, First Christians need to'
United Methodist Church strive to become educated
and stand tall among others as capable people.
We need to be prepared to' meet every challenge
in our ever changing world. Modern technology
will be leading us into the next century. We need
to be prepared.',
As Christians we do not lead isolated lives.
We are a part of the whole world. There is a
gospel hymn'which goes, "When the whole world
lives for Him"; this should be a goal of the
church.
There is great knowledge in the Bible. This is
a source which Christians need to share. Every
person should know and accept the Christ. He is
our Saviour. Let us share this knowledge with
the whole world.


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


Dear Counselor:
My husband and T have been
married six years. We are very
happy, but it seems our sex life has
become stale and boring. We have
been discussing an "open" marriage
to spice up our sex lives. We have
been told by friends that this can
actually improve our marriage if we
are mature and self-secure. I am
. uneasy about this and-don't want to
-. do,.anythmg to hurt' my vinarriage.:
Can you comment? ;
Signed, Searching for
Satisfaction
Dear Searching.
I'm pleased that you wrote in. It
sounds as if you are seriously think-
ing about this decision before you
make it. "Open" marriages, have
been accepted in our culture for
several decades. The literature on
the effects of open relationships on
marriages Is limited but covers ')a
broad scope of view points. I have
found only one secular resource
that appears conclusive on this sub-
ject.
In his book,' Intimate Behavior.
Dr. Desmond Morris describes a
bonding process that occurs in
healthy and lasting relationships.,
The process Includes physically
:, affectionate exchanges. Including
sex. as a primary factor in happy
relationships. Dr. Morris indicates
that sexual intercourse is the last
and final stage in bonding two peo-
ple together.
S ,Dr. James Dobson. in his video.
"Keys to a Lifelong Love". uses Dr.
Morris" work to illustrate that sex Is
the ultimate physical expression of
emotional intimacy, love and affec-
tion. When reserved 'exclusively for
marriage, sex serves as the ultimate
bond between partners,. solidifies
the 'deep and intense commitment
to our mates, and helps preserve
the intimacy in our relationships. .
When sex occurs outside of
marriage, there are three basic psy-
chological affects: 1) We begin to
separate sex from emotional intima-
cy. Sex is no longer an expression of
intense affection, but strictly for
physical gratification. 21 The emo-


Come Find 0


tional intensity of sex is "watered
downn. When we share it, something
is taken away from our mates. 3)
People become objects' of gratifica-
tion, rather than the recipients of
our deepest affection.
There are good reasons for the
old traditions of courting our mates,
.committing to the marriage, con-
.summating it with sex. and remain-
ling "faithful". Bringing other sexual'
-partners into. your lives can have
,devastating affects on your mar-
riage. I would advocate for other
,approaches to the problem.
Dissatisfaction with sex is a
common phase in marriages, but it
doesn't have to remain dissatisfy-
ing. Sex, romance and intimacy are
closely tied together. Improving your
sex life may mean working on the
other two.,, ,
f' Make time to exclusively engage
in intimate conversation and
romantic encounters on a regular
'basis. Go back to the dating rituals
.'you both engaged in when you first
,met. Express your affection for each
other physically, whenever socially
appropriate. Focus on intensiing
and rekindling your sex life. Most
important. concentrate on using sex
as an expression of your deep love
Jor your mate.
Marriage counseling or mar-
' riage enrichment can be very effec-
'"ive in helping to renew rorhantic
sex in your relationship. There Is
also a specialist in sex therapy in
,pour area that may help. Should you
,.ilheed a- referral to these or other
, resources. or if you would like to
schedule an appointment, please
'call the Gulf County Guidance
Clinic at 227-1145.
C Sincerely, Ed Dennis, MS
Clinical Services Supervisor,
Please address your questions and
comments to: Dear Counselor, 311
.. Williams Avenue, Poit St. Joe, FL
32456. Names and addresses are
optional and will remain confiden-
tial. Letters may be edited for
f'length. Urgent inquiries and
requests for professional counsel-
Sing should be directed by phone
to 227-1145.


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The Church of Christ


in Wewahitchka W'ants to maI a difference in your life.
Sunday Schoo ....... ..... ....................... ................9 a.m CDT
Worship Service '"' 10a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study 7p.m. CDT


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111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church ......... ........................9:00 a.m. CT
Children's Church ................. ........... 9:00 a.m. CT
ChurchSchool.......... ,,...................... 10:15 a.m CT
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


In Genesis 14:12-16, we find
that Abraham puts his own life at
risk to rescue Lot, his family and
goods from captivity. A fatherwill
sacrifice his own life for the life of
his family. He will not purchase
himself a new suit when his baby
needs shoes, or a two-seater
sports car when there are five
people in his household needing
transportation. A covenant man
will live beyond today by planning
for his grandchildren.
I would like to encourage


every man to make sure that he
has mentors, in his own life
Because we all need them. Seek
out and stay connected to true
fathers. Fathers are concerned
about maturity and preservation
of the next generation. Let's be
responsible to the next generation
by being fathers.
Than you for reading this
article. If you would like the rest
of this teaching, you may contact
New Covenant Church at 252
'Avenue E, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.


Thank you for the love that you shown toward our pastor's
appreciation and for their 38th wedding anniversary. We
love you and the blessing of God be upon you.
Fellowship Church of Praise



Come and Be Blessed!
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School .......................................................10 a.m .
M morning Service ................................................... 11 a.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ............................................... 7 p.m.
Thursday Praise & Worship .................................. 7 p.m.
4 "BECAUSE WE CAN DO YOU GOOD!"
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor ,12


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Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
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Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Adult Prayer & Bible Study, TeamKids (grades 1-6) at 6:30 p.m.
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U 1 SUNDAY WORSHIP......... ......10 a.m.
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First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
J J Dennis Pledger Buddy Caswell
Interim Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
Worship Service . . . . 8:30 am
Sunday School .................. .. .9:45 am
Worship Service ................. .. 11:00 am
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Wednesday Prayer Meeting ............ 7:00 pm
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Sunday School......... ................10:00 A.M.
Morning Service...........................11:00 A.M.
Evening Service............................ 6:00 P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting........7:00 P.M.
Bill Taylor, Pastor Roger Louks, Assistant Pastor
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Evening Worship ..........7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
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"Band of Gold" Members Take


Part in Honor Band Program


On January 23 and 24, six
members of the Band of Gold par-
ticipated in the All-District Small
School Honor Band. There were
16 District II schools represented
in this year's band. The Junior
High Band was under the direc-
tion of Billy Thompson from Pan-
ama City, and the Senior High
Band was under the direction of
Steven Moser from the University
of Southern Mississippi. .
The Junior High Program
consisted of "Fanfare Ode and
Festival," Flourish for Wind
Band," "Suite for the Endan-
gered" and- The Torch of Liberty."
The Senior High Program consist-


Drew Hall is W.E.S. Spelling
Champ
Congratulations to Drew Hall
who won our spelling bee. He will
now face competition from the
other schools in the county. I
remember when I was back in ele-
rnentary school .I would
always win in my school and then
miss the first word in the county
bee.
Progress Reports
Parents, they were sent home
on Friday. That marks the middle
of the third nine weeks. Please
contact your child's teacher if you'
have any questions or desire a
conference.
Writing
Teachers Bill Carr and Becky
Weston recently attended a work-
shop featuring a new writing cur-
riculum. The workshop was held
in Tallahassee. We hope they will
be able to share \nth us later.
Students' Parade ;
All students in the fourth and
fifth grades who participated in
the D.A.R.E. program will be
parading down Main Street to
demonstrate their stand against
drugs at 11:00 Wednesday. We'll
all be watching as they go proud-
ly by.
Early Dismissal on Monday
School will be dismissed early
on Monday, February 16. This is
another of our half days, parents.
The times will be noted next week.
The Phone Call No Parent
Ever Wants To Receive
On last Tuesday night, we
received the phone call that no
parent ever wants to get ... "Your
child has been badly injured in an
automobile accident." I had just
run an errand and when I asked

Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
FEBRUARY 16 20, 1998

MON- Meat/Cheese Sand-
wich, French Fries, Milk and
Cookie.
TUES- Pizza, Sliced Peaches,
Tossed Salad, Milk and
Cookie.
WEDS- Lasagna, Tossed
Salad, Mixed Fruit Cup, Rolls
and Milk.
THURS- Breaded/Batter-Dip
Fish, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans,
Bread, Milk and Dessert.
FRI- Beef Stew, Fruit Cup,
Broccoli w/Cheese, Crackers,
Milk and Cake.
MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE
TO AVAILABILITY OF CERTAIN ITEMS.


ed of "Battle Hymn," "Images,"
"Llywnn Onn," and a rhythmically
challenging piece called "Jazz
March." These students received
their music Friday morning at the
first rehearsal and worked dili-
gently for two full days.

The concert was held at Chi-
pola Junior College on Saturday,
January 24. Proudly representing
the Band of Gold were the follow-
ing: (from left) Josh Todd on saxo-
phone. Nick Comforter on trum-
pet, Rocky Salzer on trumpet,
Candace Kennedy on flute,
Amanda Paschall on clarinet, and
Lea Todd on clarinet.


my husband who he was talking
to, that was his answer.,
Shock, fear. sadness, tears,
disbelief all are there. With the
support of our friends, church,
school, family, we were able to
pack quickly and leave for Atlanta
at midnight that night. Driving
those seven hours and not really
knowing what we would find was

From the Principai


By Robert Dykes
For this week of love, there
could not be any better news than
the child of Mr. Bouington (a
teacher at the middle school) is
"home and doing much better. We
thank all for their prayers and
wishes for, the child's recovery. ,
In other news, the middle,"
school will be holding a
Valentine's Dance for all middle
school students ; on February ;
13th, during school. All student's
will receive a flyer in AA on
Wednesday asking parents to
send some item of refreshment or
paper goods.
Also, the Valentine's pictures
will be taken on this same day.
For secret admirers, the BETA
Club is selling heart grams for
fifty cents and will give them out
at the Valentine's Dance. They
can be sent to anyone of your
choice-including yourself! Be
sure to send one, the proceeds go
to a good cause.
The track team started prac-
tice Monday, February 2 and the
first meet will be February 25 at
Tommy Oliver Stadium. Best of
luck to all that are participating.
Congratulations to Patrick
Fitzgerald. His poem. The Wind, is
the only poem written by a sev-
enth grader from Port St.. Joe
Middle School to be published in
the Anthology of Poets this year.
For the annual spelling bee,
', : ,


very hard, to say the least,
The gist of what happened i
this-she and her boyfriend were
going to a movie when they were
struck on the passenger (Heather)
side by a pick-up truck. My hus-
band said it was a "T-bone" type"
wreck.
She had a lacerated liver, corm
tusioff on' one lung, and seven
broken ribs. Thank God there
were no head or spinal injuries.
She was taken to a trauma center
at Gwinnett Medical Center where
she was in ICU.
I'm going back, but her liver is
healing, her lung is responding,
so the ribs are the ones that will
take the longest to mend. We are
so blessed that she is alive. Thank
God for his protection.


Wewahitchka


High School

by Larry A. Mathes


The Class 2A District 3
Tournament will open Friday
night at 7:30 p.m., central, with
the Gators hosting Blountstown.
The winner will face top-seeded
Port St. Joe next Tuesday night at
7:30, central time.
The baseball team opens
Thursday (today) and Friday with
a four team tournament; games
starting at 3:00 p.m. and 6:00
p.m. Friday night's game will
coincide with the basketball
game-the parking area may be a
little crowded.
Remember that admission to
the basketball district games is
$4,00. Baseball admission for this
tournament is also $4.00 (regular
season admission is $3.00).
Tenth graders are taking the
Writing Assessment Test as I
write. Again, we're hoping for con-
tinued improvement!
Congratulations to Renee
Ardire of WHS who won the sit-up
competition in a meeting of 15 (all
larger than us) R.O.T.C. schools
from all over Florida. What's even
more exciting is she beat all the
boys!!! Boy and girl cadets must
compete together! Also, the unit's
drill team finished second. Since
most schools were 5A and 6A
schools, our group deserves a
"well done".
Students this past week
received a presentation about
HIV/AIDS awareness, a very
important topic. These days we do
aids education, drug and alcohol
education, bike safety, gun safety,
etc., and somewhere in there we
squeeze in academics. It makes
for a full school year.
Congratulations go to senior
Ike Mincy, who, after an excep-
tional career at WHS, has signed
a letter of intent to attend the
University of Montana to play


football for the Grizzlies.
His biggest selling point-
great grades! Recruiters look for
those who excel in the classroom
as well as on the field. Hopefully,
we'll have several more have the
opportunity to continue.-not only
from football, but basketball, soft-
ball and baseball as well.
The flu bug has really been
taking its toll. Students and
teachers are struggling to stay hin
school and not miss. any more
than necessary.
Plan to see a game of your
choice-without your support we
cannot continue to supply these
sports programs to our students.
It is the best use of your entefr-
tainment dollars I know of, and
besides, there's not much else
going on. Gulf County students
need your support!
Have a great week


an eighth grader, Joe Robinson
.won and will be attending the
District Spelling Bee. Good job,


'97-'98


Shark T
By: Layth West
How fast can you run a
quarter of a mile? That's what
our N.J.R.O.T.C. unit found out
this past weekend. They, along
with several units in the area,
represented the best of the best
out of N.J.R.O.T.C.
CONGRATULATIONS to Mr.
Rodney Herring on his upcoming
marriage on February 14, 1998111
This February 10th, all
tenth graders should be pre-
pared to take the wTiting assess-
ment test. Get plenty of
rest the night before
and eat a good
breakfast. A small
breakfast will be pro-
vided by the high
school.
S, On February
13th Valentine pic-
tures %will be taken.
Be sure to wear color-
ful clothes and bring
lots of smiles. .
On the 16th of
February, there will a t0
be a 12:00 dismissal at
all Gulf County schools. For
those of you who plan to take or
still need to take the SAT, the
deadline for the' SAT to be
administered at Bay High is
March 28th. Better hurry!
At this time, the P.O.P.S.
Club is taking orders for carna-
tions during lunch for high
school students. The cost is one
*dollar, and they will be delivered
':on Friday-.theil.3th,, Also, I'PSJ,..
Shark Talk is making a video of
friends and sweethearts for the
morning announcements for all
those who wish to view the video.
Attention seniors, gradua-


February 10th was the date
for the Florida Writes! assessment
test. Parents! Encourage your
fourth grader to tell you about the
topic she/he had to write about
and what they actually wrote in
response.

Time will pass as the memo-
ries of a loved one remain sweet
within our souls. Our thoughts
and prayers are with you, "Miss
Sharon" Shearer on the death of
your mother, Cleo Gainous, this
past week.
Congratulations to Chris and
Kiki Roberson who were united in
holy matrimony on Saturday.
Chris is the son of our Title I
Secretary Margaret Roberson and
her husband, Ralph.

Fifth and sixth graders held
an assembly last Thursday so
they could present an apprecia-
tion plaque to Sgt. Mark Cutler
and the Gulf 'County Sheriffs
Department for implementing the
D.A.R.E. Program at Highland
View Elementary.
At the P.T.O. 'meeting on
Tuesday, February 17 at 7:00
p.m., ET, Carol Kelley, Teen
Pregnancy Prevention Coordi-


iNews Column
a,' Faith Christian School


School will be out this
Thursday and Friday, Febru-
ary 12 and 13. Our holidays are
different than the public school
this month to coincide with the
Association of Christian Schools
Conference.
Thanks to Becky Newsome,
we have opened a school store
located in the lunchroom area.
Students will be given opportuni-
ty to buy supplies before school
and during lunch. Snacks are
also available at lunch.
The Voice of Democracy win-


ners, Nicholas Blake and Suzanne
Davis, gave their winning speech-
es in an assembly Monday morn-
ing. They were presented with
pins, plaques .and monetary
awards by Dick Seefeldt and Joan
Phillips of the V.F.W.
We congratulate Nick and
Suzanne and thank the Veterans
of Foreign War for sponsoring the
contest and for including Faith
Christian. This year's topic for the
essay speech was "My Voice in
Our Democracy".
Investigator Greg Cole from


Joe!
February 10th was Teacher
Appreciation Day. Even though it
is a little late, be sure to tell your
teachers how much you appreci-
ate them. ,
For our career speaker last
week, the auctioneer, Mr. Clark,
came and told is a little about his
job. We want to thank him for
coming and demonstrating how
an auctioneer usually speaks
while he is working.


alk


tion announcements will be here
on February 10th. Your balance
will be due in full; see Ms.
Turner for more details or to pay
your balance.
Forms are now available for
the Foundation Scholarship at
Gulf Coast in the guidance
office. The deadline is April 1.
The Florida Association of
Post-Secondary School and
Colleges offers scholarships in
career programs at
many of Florida's pri-
vate colleges and
schools. See the
scholarship bulletin
and Ms. Witten for
details-on other finan-
cial aid programs.
S" Congratulations
are in order to Wayne
Summers for signing
with T.C.C., and to
Julia Six and Jodie
Wear for being nomi-
nees in the Sam
Walton Scholarship
Program. Last, but not least,
congratulations to Jay Dixon on
winning the D.A.R. Good Citizen
Award.
There will be an Open
House for parents of eighth
graders at 6:00, eastern time, in
the Media Center at Port St. Joe
High on February 24. All parents
of eighth graders are invited to
attend.
With all the events that
have taken place this past week,
who knows what lies ahead for
PSJ High in the coming weeks.
Watch for additional news at PSJ
High next week


"Students Of The Week"
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week". They are
Raheem Clemmons, Jared Watts,
Haley Wood, Tori Sandersonl,
Chassidy Teeter, Samantha
DIBenedetto, Keith Manley and
Shtavia Franklin.
Early Dismissal
School will be dismissed at
11:30 a.m. on Monday, February
16th.
Bulldog 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 go to your P.T.O.
General Mills Box Tops
Our school is continuing to
collect 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.
A special thanks to Edna
Grimm, from Harrison, Ohio for
sending our school some box
tops..
Become and Stay Positive
People that say I can or I can't
are both right. Words produce
after their own kind. Positive
thinking and positive conversa-
tion will not enable you to do any-
thing. but it will enable you to do
everything better thar egative
firikiltigIll-i'Make every day' a
"PerfecUtlositive*1ay". "
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.
Report Cards
Report ,cards for this grading
period will be sent home on
Monday, March 23. If you would
like to schedule a parent/teacher
conference, please call 227-1221.


New Spelling

Champ at PSJMS
On Monday, 'ebruary 9, after
15 rounds of competition, Port St.
Joe Middle School declared Joe
Robinson their spelling champ for
1998. Joe spelled BARGAIN 'to
win the competition after seventh
grader, James Daniels, thel first
runner-up misspelled ALOOF..,
Other student participants
included the following seventh
graders: Katie Geoghagan, Renee
Bell, Adam Nixon, Bryan Thomas,
Anna Tankersley, Brittany Gay,
Danielle Barnes, Tyler Weimdrts
and Jeremy Robershaw.
Eighth grade participants, in
addition to Joe, included Matthew
Sasser, Crystal Watkins, Melissa
Martin, Sarah Anderson, John-
Patrick Floyd, Dwayne Piergio-
vanni, George Borden and Laura
Wendt.
On February. 12, Joe will rep-
resent Port St. Joe Middle School
in the county bee which will be
held in the Media Center at Port
St. Joe Middle School at 10:30,
ET. The public is welcome to
attend and watch our six school
champions compete for the coun-
ty spelling crown.


After-School Child
Care is Available
Kids Instructional Day Ser-
vice (K.I.D.S.) has scholarship
slots available for after-school
child care. Parents who are work-
ing and/or going to school will
qualify for after-school child care
at K.I.D.S. at a reduced fee, if
they also meet free and/or re-
duced lunch criteria. Weekly af-
ter-school care for children ages
four through ten can be made
available for as little as $5.00 per
week. Please contact Barbara
Elza at K.I.D.S., at 227-7440, for
further information.


nator will present information to
the P.T.O. on the EABEL Program
(Education Now and Babies
Later). This program is being
implemented in the fifth grade for
all Gulf County students.
Graduation will be in the not-
too-distant future for not only our
sixth graders, but also for the fifth
graders, as well. A meeting has
been set up at 6:00 p.m., ET, on
Tuesday, February 17 (before the
P.T.O. presentation) to discuss
this Important date. Parents, we
need your input.
On February 26th and 27th
an inservice will be held for the,
teachers. No school will be held
for students on these dates.

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.


the Gulf County Sheriffs
Department visited our school on
Thursday, February 5th. He
shared with our third and fourth,
and sixth through twelfth graders
the responsibilities we have as
role models. He stressed the
importance of choices we make
today and how they affect our
lives. Investigator Cole shared the
dangers of drugs and violence. He
made a lasting impression on our
students. Thanks, Investigator
Cole!
"Homework Hero" Jeffrey
Pitts was left off the list when it
was published. We're happy to
make the correction.
Christopher Perrin will repre-
sent Faith Christian School at the
Gulf County Spelling Bee
Thursday at 10:30 a.m.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1998 PAGE 5B


Gulf NJROTC Unit inCompetitio
Gulf,J Unit inComptition.


Last Saturday. 32 cadets
from the !..Gulf County
(Wewahitehka and. Port ,St, Joeb


High Schools) N.J.R.O.T.C. unit
were at Pensacola Naval Air
Station competing in a mandatory


annual military arid field event.
The competitors included
Escambia High School (236


cadets), Washington High School
(132), Milton High School. (130),
Northview High School (191)
Oviedo High School (217), Orange
Park High School (142), Nease
High School (165) and Charlotte
High School (144).
Other units represented
Woodham High School (178), Leto
Comprehensive High School
(114), Bishop Kinney High School
(80), Palm Beach Gardens High
School (180), Winter Park High
School (191 cadets) and Fairhope
, tHigh School (40). (The U.S. Navy
Is taking the program out of the
high school for low enrollment
Numberss)
The Gulf County N.J.R.O.T.C.
Sunit has 75 cadets and is the only
naval program in the nation that
is permitted to have a split unit
under one organizational flag.
rhis year there are 45 cadets at
Fort St. Joe High School and 30


cadets at Wewahitchka High
School.
When the Gulf County unit
arrived at, the Naval Air Station, it
had to be in awe of the, nine char-
tered, air conditioned buses from
the big south Florida schools, as
well as the trailers and excursion
vans loaded with chrome-plated
drill rifles and nickel-plated drill
equipment of the bigger and bet-
ter equipped schools.
The 32 cadets from Gulf
County that were good enough to
compete were probably wondering
how they would stand up against
these experienced cadets from
other schools, since 18 of the
young 'people were first year
cadets who had never been in a
military competition before. Five
cadets joined the unit in January
of this ear so they were really an
inexperienced group. Not to
worry! .


When the final results were
determined, Gulf County had
earned a second place in
"Unarmed Basic Drill
Competition" and a first place in
"Unarmed Exhibition Drill
Competition". Under the capable
leadership of Cadet Lt. Tracey
Fitzgerald (eleventh grader), the
cadets came through with flying
colors.
The Marine DI's who graded
the events told the cadet corps
commander, "Drill Team Com-
mander, that was one of the most
impressive routines I have ever
seen. You have obviously pre-
pared your unit for this competi-
tion, carry on!"
The Senior Drill Instructor
remarked to the ANSI, MGySgt.
Howze that it was obvious the
Gulf County unit had paid the
price in hard work, sweat and
determination to achieve such
outstanding precision.


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IThe
Boyd



Report.

I By:, Rep. Allen Boyd


"Tax Reform for All Americans"


Over the last .few months, my
colleagues in Congress and I have
begun to reevaluate our nation's
tax code. The tax reform debate is
one that is vitally important to
everyone in North Florida, because
whether you are a business owner,
a factory worker, a teacher, or a
student, changes in the tax code,
will impact us all.
Recognizing the significance of
these debates, I spent a week in
January conducting "Tax Reform
Forums" throughout my district to
discuss some of the tax reform pro-
posals that are being debated in
Congress and to find out what
changes my constituents think are
best. .. ,,
During these forums, we
reviewed two current proposals:
H.R 1040, the Flat Tax, and H.R.
2001,. the National Sales Tax.
Unfortunately, in analyzing these
bills, we discovered that no one tax
reform proposal is perfect and each
approach requires trade-offs.
The Flat Tax proposal would,
establish a flat wage tax on individ-
uals and a 'flat cash-flow tax on
businesses at 'a tax -rate which:
would start at 20%,,, but then
decline to 17% once the tax is fully
phased in. The selling point of this
legislation is that both businesses
and individuals would be able to
file their taxes on a postcard sized
tax return.
However, this bill is not rev-
enue neutral: in comparison to the
current tax system, this proposal
would lose 840 billion in revenue in
the first year, and up to $138 bil-
lion per year once the plan is fully
phased in.
The National Sales Tax would
abolish the IRS and create a 15%
sales tax on 'consumer sales. The
legislation would establish a
Personal Consumption Refund to
ensure that the basic necessities of
life remain tax free and tax exemp-
tions would be placed on all busi-
ness expenses.
Howeveut rhmany people raised
concerns aboit the 'difficulty in
establishing a collections system
for the National Tax, and others
were worried that without strict
enforcement, people would be able
to turn the business expenses


exemption into a massive,loophole
for personal gain.
There is no doubt; the time for
tax reform is now. However, a
quick review of the issue reveals
that even some of the most' basic
reform proposals raise. complex
problems and questions that
Congress will need to sort out
before taking action. As members
of Congress, we, owe it ;to the
American people to guarantee that
beforewe abolish, or even reform
the current system, we have an
appropriate alternative in place.
As Congress begins to address
these complex problems and ques-
tions, we need to have basic guide-
lines and priorities to ensure that
the new tax system reflects the val--
ues of the American people. Based
on the feedback that I received
from the people of North Florida, I
have drafted legislation, which I
will introduce in the next few
weeks that expresses the sense of
Congress that the tax code should
be reformed by July 1. 2001 and
-that in writing the new tax code,
Congress should stick to four basic
guidelines.
Specifically, this legislation
states that Americans agree that
the current tax code is too complex
and complicated, requires citizens
to spend too many hours complet-
ing tax returns, and provides too
many loopholes for special inter-
ests.
Most importantly, this resolu-
tion states that any tax reform leg-
Islation must 1) ensure that Social
Security and Medicare are protect-
ed; 2) be revenue neutral and not
result in any further deficit spend-
ing; 3) treat all Americans fairly:
and, 4) be SIMPLE.
Unfortunately, the nature of
politics dictates that Congress will
probably not act on tax reform
until after the presidential elec-
tions in 2000, but Congress is def-
initely discussing the issue now. I
would like for the people of North
Florida to continue to stay in close
touch with me on this issue, and I
encourage my b'hstlituehts' ito con-
tact my Washington office at (202)
255-5235 with any questions or
comments that they might have
regarding tax reform.


FDA Celebrates Children's Dental Care Month


The Florida Dental Associa-
tion would like to celebrate Na-
tional Children's Dental Health
Month by teaching new parents'
to care for their infant's teeth.
New parents sometimes don't
realize the importance of caring'
for their infant's teeth. The FDA
says that serious tooth decay can,'
affect very young children. Alt-
though a child's primary teeth are'
eventually replaced by permanent,''
ones, the primary teeth are criti-
cal for proper chewing, speaking-
and appearance., Great care:
should be taken to keep them
clean and healthy.
The primary teeth of an in-
fant or young child can be affect-
ed by baby bottle tooth decay;,"
also called nursing bottle mouth.,
This condition develops when ;a
baby frequently receives a bottle
of milk, formula, fruit juice or
sweetened liquids, which are
meant to serve as a pacifier.
All types of sugars, including
those in bottle and breast milk,;,
formula, fruit juice and sweet-
ened liquids can cause plaque>
bacteria to produce decay-
causing acids. How often a child
receives a bottle containing these
liquids, and for how long the
child's teeth are exposed to de-
cay-causing acids, are two impor-


tant factors.
The FDA says parents can
help protect their baby's teeth by
doing the following:
*After each feeding, wipe the
child's teeth and gums with a
clean, damp washcloth or gauze
-'pad to remove plaque.: Begin
brushing your child's teeth as
soon as the first tooth erupts
(breaks through the gums). This
uisually''ccurs by six months.
*Don't put a baby to bed with
a bottle of milk, formula, fruit
juice or sweetened liquid.
*If your child needs a com-
forter between regular feedings,
at night, or during naps, fill a
nursing bottle with cool water or
give the child a clean pacifier rec-
ommended by your dentist or pe-
diatrician. Never give your child a
pacifier dipped in any sweet liq-
uid.
*Avoid filling a nursing bottle
with liquids such as sugar water,
sweetened gelatin or soft drinks.
*Make sure your child gets
the fluoride needed for decay re-
sistant teeth. Talk to your dentist
about recommended methods for
obtaining the proper amount of
fluoride.
*Schedule regular check-ups
beginning by the child's first
birthday.


Certified Public Accountants.
Who are they?
A CPA is a person who has
met specific educational require-
ments including a degree in
accounting from a college or uni-
versity. They must also pass a
comprehensive uniform examina-
tion, and meet a work. experience
requirement or additional educa-
tion hours beyond those required
.for a degree.
The state of Florida issues
licenses to those persons meeting
the requirements designating
them as Certified. Public
Accountants. To maintain their
license CPAs must meet the
requirements of the state's con-
tinuing professional education
law Ancluding specific require-
ments for study in the areas of
accounting, auditing and other
areas such as taxation each year.
A Certified Public Accoun-


Fantasy Properties, Inc

1200 U. S. Hwy. 98 2221 CR-30 l
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Simmons Bayou on St. Joe Bay e
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OVERSTREET, 1426 Pleasant Rest Rd. 2 bd., 2
ba., split plan mobile home on cleared approx.
1/2acre 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.
OVERSTREET, 257 Mockingbird Circle. 1/2
acre living area 2500 sq. ft. 2 bd. 2 2/5 baths
AND attached mother-in-law ,apt. OR 3 b.
Cathedral ceiling in great rm.' and kitchen.
Masonry fp in great rm. Birch cabinets and
ceramic tile tops in kit. Also, ceramic tile show-
ers, 9 ceiling fans and two 20" whole house fans.
Inside util. rm. Deep well with Sears water soft-
ener. Sprinkler system. Heat pump with 10 KW
back-up heat. Beautiful glassed Iong Fla. rm. fac-
ing canal. Lawn extends 125' to water's edge.
200 sq. ft. screened BBQ with b ilt-in masonry
grill, smoker & country kitchen '(sink, hot plate
& refrig); FISHERMEN NOTE located 3 miles
from head of East Bay 14 miles'to St. Andrews
Bay 1/4 mile to Wetappo Creek, 1/4 mile to
public boat ramp. BUILT-INS.' Entertainment
center. APPLIANCES: elec. range, dish washer
and disposal, $125,000.
GULF FRONT,
8237 Hwy. 98-Gulfaire Subd. Beach Front. Beautiful
3 Bd., 2.5 bath townhome. GULF FRONT. Fireplace,
furnished, vinyl & carpet, cen. h, a, $225,000.
7991 Hwy. 98 Windrush St. jod Beach. BEACH-
FRONT HOME. 4 bd., 3 ba. single family dwelling
%wV,approx. 1,050 sf living space is lust 3 \rs. old, mas-
ter bath room has jacuzzi & walk-in shower, kitchen is
all electric. Designed with living spaces taking the
Gulf this home has sunning deck, outdoor h. c show-
er, dune walkover, 2 car paved parking under unit and
outdoor brick grill. Handicapped accessible w eleva-
tor. Excellent rental unit $415,000.
Mexico Beach 112-C S. 32nd St. Very nice 2 bd. 2
ba condo, Pelican Roost C in beachfront building.
Ground unit. Excellent conditori. Washer dryer,
dishwasher, microwave, stove, refrig., ceiling fans,
all furnishings. $103,900.
Cape San Bias Cape Sands Landing. Nicely dec-
orated beachside tow nhuse. Du lei unit 2 bd.
and 2 DE CO Rstairs
Nice screened-m porch, steps to te gu Full tur-
nished. $149,000.
7799 Hwy 98,St Joe Bech- Far N Away- Beautifully
decorated 3 Br 2 Ba half of duplex, completely remiod-
eled. 1 Br I Ba downstairs, 2 Br 1 Ba upstairs.
Washer.'dryer, CH, A. Excellent rental $199,000c
378 Gulf Pines Dr., Gulf Pines 'Subd., One of the
finest Gulf tront homes in the area. Gorgeous 5 bed-,
room, two bath, with many amenities, including ele-
vator, elec. storm shutters, irrigation s stem, custom
counter tops, 12 ceilings, glass block in master bath,.
extensive decking, boardwalk to thb beach. fireplace.
The nicely landscaped home had a wrap around
porch, sundeck with sunbrella, andia screened porch.
Comes with refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, satellite
dish and window treatments. Located on almost 1
acre. $489,900.
ACROSS HIGHWAY FROM BEACH
201 Nan Nook, Mexico Beach. $1d5,000. ONE OF A
KIND. 2 bd 1 ba. upstairs, 1 bd., 1 ba. mother-in-law
apt. downstairs. This home is on 2 fots with fenced in
above ground swimming pool. Great room has fire-
place. Central heat and air. Ceili fans throughout.
Garage. Large screen porch on downstairs apt. Deck
off of upstairs apt. Very nice neighborhood.
61 First Street, Mexico Beach. Bea'atiful 4 bd., 2 full
baths, 2 half bath stucco home, ori lg. 145'x280' lot,
just 1 1/2 blocks from dedicated l-each. Great room
with fireplace, office or hobby rolim. 'Large kitchen
w/island and bar, dining room, in-ground, 15x30
lighted gunite pool. Screened porch, 2 car garage, fish
pond, cen. h/a. TOO MANY AMENITIES TO LIST.
MUST SEE, TOP CONDITION. $175,000.00.
801 Maryland Dr. Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. 14x70' mobile
home. Cen. heat/air, large deck, $49,000.
GULFAIRE SUBDIVISION
Gulfaire Dr. Triplex. Two 3 Br 2 Ba units and one 1
Br 1 Ba unit. Very nice. Good investment. To be sold
together. Total price $175,000 ,i
Gulf Aire Subd., 102 Sea Pines Dr. Want room? Large
2200+ sf. frame, 2-story home on corner lot. 2 bd., 1
ba., recreational room downstairs, 2 bd., 1 ba, living
room, dining room, fireplace, and kitchen upstairs.
Remodeled in 1995. Very comfortable. MUST SEE!
$148,500. '.*


BEACHSIDE
121 Hwy. 386. just a short walk to the beach! 2 levels.
3 bd 3 ba. cedar home on stilts. Ground level has I1
bd. I ba., and kitchenette mother in-law quarters)
,ha gWl4lerge
dining & living room area with beautiful corner stone
wood burning fireplace. Approx. 1,950 sq. ft. ot liing
space, lot size 100'\75'. Full decks w,'south deck
screened in and tile flooring, cen. h. a, plenty ot stor-
age and priced to sell!! $139,900.
MEXICO BEACH 111 S. 37th St., Unit 4 Pier Pointe
Towvnhouse. 2 bedroom. 11 2.2 bath lully furnished.
Nice g JeNf_ NT RA Targe
back dec?.tce-lent condition. eaures include an all
electric kitchen, sunken living room, garden tub.
Excellent rental. $110,000
MEXICO BEACH BEACHSIDE 116 41st St. Very
nice 3 bd., 2 ba. individual home on a 75'x90 lot.
home features an all electric kitchen. Ig. 12\24' glassed
in porch sliding doors from porch to bedroom, ceiling
lans,.carpeted, extensive remodeling, 'hot/cold out-
side shower, patio I storage shed, 10\16 Good view
of the gulf. $159,900.
PORT ST. JOE
1801 Garrison Ave. Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. concrete
block home with alurrdnum siding approx. 2500 SF. A
new addition of master BR w,. sitting room & ba. 1.5
yrs. old, sun porch, screen porch, den, vinyl carpet,
ch a, stove, refrig, dishwasher, gas hot water heater.
Sprinkler sNstem, timer, separate well. Lot 75 x150'.
Must see to appreciate. $92,000.
208 Gautier Memorial, Port St. Joe. Contemporary
3500 sq. ft. Florida home w 'bahama shutters. 4 bd., 2.5
ba., great room, gourmet kitchen, breakfast area & wet,
bar all open to form great entertainment area. Unique
kit. layout w 2 double sinks, 2 dishwas-hers, 2 trash
compactors, 40' counter & bar space. Viking appli-
ances include built-in gas convection oven, warmer,
48" island cooktop w. 24" grill, sub-zero refrigerator &
Amanda commercial built-in microwave Corian
countertops throughout. Wet bar w 'sink & ice
machine. Butler's pantry w built-in buffet & full-out
cabinets. Rear carpeted screen porch features custom-
built outside kit w. 12' stainless steel top w, sink,
warmer, 2-60.000 btu burners & 32" grill and 2 48"
Viking hoods. Children's lving area has 3 bd., conti-
nental bath w/ whirlpool, living area & built-in com-
puter, study area. Huge master bath & dressing area
as 14' his. her vanity, 7' Jacuzzi, separate 5'x5' tile 2-
person shower, his. her large walk-in closets. Many
other features included with this beautiful home.
Contact Joan for detailed Ust $365,000.
804 Garrison Ave. 3 bedroom, I bath Spanish style
stucco 1204 sq. it., open courtyard entry, Ig. inground
pool. fenced, city water & sewer, well for irrigation.
gas heat, window air, Lot 75x150', $69,500.
S137 Cape Plantation Dr. Beautiful 3 BR 2 BA stilt home
in restricted subdivision Great room with fireplace
opens onto larger 12'k28' screen porch overlooking
16th green of St. Joseph's Bay Country Club.
'Underneath parking and storage. ch/a, Jennaire stove,
refrig., microwave, dishwasher, disposal. Well kept.
$179,900.
CAPE SAN BLAS
Clipper Way Unique find, 3 or 4 bd., 3 ba., 2400 sq.
ft. 2 years old, sits on 1/2 acre lot. Fireplace, transfer-
able warranty on 50 yr. siding, beautiful gulf and bay
view from deck. Must see. $185,000.
Sea Cliffs. Beautifully furnished 3 level town house
w/great gulf view from each level. 3 bd., 3 ba., gated
community, private beach, 1g. swimming pool, built
on concrete pilings.,Many extras. $199,900.
ST. JOE BEACH
SEASHORES -8102 Alabama Ave. nice 3 bedroom, 2
bath home in an exclusive subdivision. Fully land-
scaped including irrigation system and well. Two car
garage. Many extras including tiled showers, garden
tub, fireplace, cathedral ceiling, white lacquered cabi-
nets, architectural shingles. A must see. $118,000.
356 Balboa St. Neat 2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home
with new ch/a, carport, chain link fence on 90'x150'
lot $45,000.
254 Coronado St. Really nice well maintained 3 bd 1
1/2 ba. 12x60' mobile home, furnished with dish-
washer, ref., gas stove, ch/a, microwave. Kitchen and
bath redone. Also enclosed front porch and a back
deck, 2 sheds, sprinkler and well. Property 135'x150'
under chain link fence. $76,0999 Reduced to $65,000 or
mobile home on 75'xl50' lot, $45,000. GREAT BUY!

COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT PROP.
Port St. Joe Approx. 2 acres commercial/industrial -
lots of possibilities $99,000
Motel 4103 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. Located on four
lots, gunite swimming pool, boat parking, good
investment potential. $550,000.


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John M. Delorme, Realtor
647-3633
Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor
647-8939
Joy Holder 648-8493
Patricia Raap 648-5965
Moira Ritch 648-4217
Donna Seifert 648-5919
Joan Smithwick 647-4150
Bobbi Seward 227-3622
Ton Graney 647-3736


Mexico Beach Marina located on Mexico Beach
Canal 4 lots, bait and tackle shop, gasoline pumps,
boat docks, 3,000 + sq. ft. bldg. sh90,000.
Port St. Joe. Established existing department -tore
business. Get in on ground floor ol downtown revital-
ization! Inventory, fixtures and established bu.ine-s..
$225,000.
MEXICO BEACH VIDEO, 2704 Hvwy. 98, Business
Only. All racks and fixtures, computer, cash register
copy machine, Ig. movie inventory,. 2 yr. building lease
available. $35,000.
OVERSTREET
178 S. Canal St. canalfront. 3 bd., 2 ba. approx.
1650 sf. ch a, well, septic, 2 car garage, full front &
back decks, back deck includes a 20x9.7 screened in
area, downstairs office, walk-in pantry, refrig.,
satellite dish w 'set-up equipment, 1.264:t acres,
100' on Intracoastal Waterway w dock. 5140,000
L..OTS
CAPE SAN BLAS/'INDIAN PASS
San Bias Plantation S/D. BtWA-CSlD ND OWN-' "*
ER FINANCING! Lots 14, 19, 21 $34.500. Lots 23. 25,
28, 30 $29,500. Lots 36 38, 40 $15,500.
INDIAN PASS Beautiful Gulf front lot one of a
kind. Over 2 acres, both side of county road C-30B.
One hundred feet on the gulf. 1 59= acres in south side
of road. Nice trees, vegetation, terrific beach. $19,,000.
Gulf Side White Sands Dr. Two 25'x100' lots -
cleared, $23,500 for both.
MEXICO BEACH Houses Only
424 New Mexico. 224'x58'xlS9'; lot 25, Bik B, Unit 14
Triangular wooded lot. $12,500. Single family home
only.'
410, 412, 414 Colorado Dr. 100'x158.33' each Lot 12,
14, 16, Block B, Unit 14. $28,900 each. Owner financ-
ing, with 20% down, 10% 10 years.
420 Colorado Dr. 100'x158.33' Lot 22, Blk B, Unit
14. $30,900, Owner financing, with 20% down; 10% 10
ears.
'.12th St. Nice area, wzJ te e. Lot 8, 90x120, resi-
dential, $20,000. 0 LU
413, 415 Fifth St. -100'x158.33' Lot 13,15, Blk A, Unit
14. $31,900 each. Owner financing, with 20% down,
10% 10 years. .
304 & Two
nice rec7.
Grand Isle Nan Nook and Kim Kove Lot 19, Blk D
- 71'X 115'. $11,500
Wysong S/D Corner of Robin Lane & 15th St. Lot
1, Blk 3 149' X 70' X 127' X 100'. $14,000 xLMAKE OFFER
BEACON HILL .
Houses Only
Triion St. -' Lots 5 & 6, Blk 3, Unit 1 irregular. $32,000
GULFAIRE SUBDIVISION
Homes Only Subdivision swimming pool and ten-
nis courts
Christen's Curve. Nice cleared lot, triangular shape,
near pool and tennis court. Phase IV, Lot 8, $27,900.
Gulfaire -Dr., cleared lot, Block C, Lot 32, 80'x125'.
$19,000
Gulfaire Dr., Very nice cleared lot, Block C, Lot 33,
90x125'. $19,000 or $36,000 for both Lot 32 & 33.
SEASHORES SUBDIVISION
Lot, Nautilus Dr., Seashores Lot 3, Blk A, 85x150,
$23,000.
101 Nautilus Dr. 3 bd., 2 ba. almost new home, 2 car
garage, $116,500. .
Nautilus Dr. Lots 4,5,6,7, & 8; Block A. $22,000 each.
ST. JOE BEACH
Mobile Homes or Houses
Pineda St. 50' X 125' each -3 lots in first block across
from beach. $25,000 each
OVERSTREET AREA
FIVE ACRES on the Intracoastal Waterway, approxi-
mately 500' water frontage. Lot size approximately
500'x450'. $85,000.
Creekwood Lots 14 & 15, Approx. 1.25 acres total
PLUS. 2 pie-shaped lots 6 & 7 directly on the creek.
Sold as package. $22,000
Wetappo Creek and Highway 386 15.5 acres Great
Potential. $70,000
WETAPPO CREEK ESTATES. Wetappo Dr. Lot 2, Bik.
C. Has septic tank, houses only, 110' x 200', $9,000.
WEWAHITCHKA AREA
Highway 71 Gulf County Farms 4 acres. $15,700
Riverside Park Land Dr. Lots 9 & 10. One block to
boat basin. $8,000 each. Both lots available for less
money.

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Notice to Port St Joe


Merchants Regarding

-:. Downtown .


Revitalization


Downtown merchants interested in the possibility of
additional downtown revitalization under the Florida Small
Cities CDBG program are hereby noticed a meeting will be
held today (Thursday, February 1 2) in the Fire House meet-
ing room adjacent City Hall. The meeting will begin at 4:156
p.m. local time.
The Top priority activities under the program are as
follows: Parking improvements and acquisition for parking;
commercial building rehab or demolition; sidewalks and
pedestrian malls; and relocation of utilities to underground.
Input is needed regarding which of the above items
local merchants would like to see included in the $600,000
grant. For example, a local merchant could receive a three
to one return for each dollar invested in facade and other
improvements. A merchant could pledge $5,000 for facade
and handicap improvements and receive $15,000 in CDBG
funds., These funds must first be spent on facade improve-
ments and correction of handicap accessibility violations.
After that, funds could be spent to correct certified code vio-
lations.
Merchants are advised that the City contemplates sub-
mitting two CDBG applications. The second application
would be for drainage structures in North Port St. Joe. Only
one grant could be funded should both score within the fund-
ing range.
Port St. Joe is an equal opportunity, fair housing,
handicapped responsive community.
11c, February 12,1998.










The Star Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Feb. 12. 1998 Page


AUCTION! EVERY FRI. NITE, 7 pm,
EST at Port Theatre Antique Mall, Pt St. Joe.
Shop 'til midnight Mall open Tues. Sat.
Wade Clark Auctions
850-229-9282.
10% Buyer's Premium, AB 1239, AU 1737.
lk 2/5


1991 Lincoln Towncar, executive series,
$7,000. Can be seen at St. Joe Machine,
94,000 miles. Call 229-6449. Itc 2/12
1970 CJ-5 Jeep, 4wd, Willis transmis-
sion, bikini top, body good cond. Motor
excellent cond,, great for hunting or
highway. Asking $2,400. 850-674-
1367. 2tc 2/12
'93 Honda 250 Nighthawk motorcycle,
* low miles, $1,950. Call 227-1639 or
227-1109, ask for Charlie or Linda.
tfc 2/12
1989 Chevrolet Cavalier, a/t, a/c, two
door, red. $1,500. 229-8970, leave mes-
sage. 2tp 2/5
1988 Chevrolet S-10. pickup, V6, 2.8,
p/s, a/c, am/fm, great shape, $2,995..
Call 648-8420, 7:30 4:30, 648-5363
after 5:00 p.m. 2tp 2/5
'95 Mustang GT, low miles, .excellent
condition, /$13,000. Call 648-8811 or
647-3648. 2tc 2/5
1987 Mazda RX7 GXL, 5 speed, a/c,
power windows & sun roof. 108,000
miles. Runs & looks good. Loan value
$4,500. Asking $3,500. Call 227-1568.
4tc 1/29

Must sacrifice: 30'passenger bus, '91
Lumina van. Call 648-4550. tfc 2/5





16 ft. aluminum boat and trailer. 648-
4338. Itp
1968 20 seat Marin Cuddy cabin cruis-
er, I/o, fiberglass, aluminum trailer,
$3,000. Call 227-3375. 2tc 2/12


3 bedroom, 1 bath house, cen. h&a.
across from the Highland View School.
1164 Redfish St. Call 229-6999 or 229-
'6637. 2tc 2/12
Two bedroom, 2 1/2 bath townhome,
unfurnished, waterfront wth pool. Rent
$625/month. Call Rosasco Realty, 227-
1774. 4tc2/12


3 bedroom, 2 bath at Indian Pass, 1822
Indian Pass Rd.. S495/month. Call
Rosasco Realty, 227-1774. 4tc 2/12
Three bedroom, 2 bath house to share
with male or female, $175 month plus
part utilities. Available Immediately.
Call 850-648-5266, Dan. 2tp 2/12
Mexico Beach-furnished beach side
home. Very nice 2 bdrm. First and last
month's rent. Must see to appreciate.
648-8005. tfc 2/12
Efficiency apartment, furnished. AMl
utilities included, off the beach. 648-
5033. ltc 2/12
Three bedroom, 2 ba. furnished house
on Mexico Beach. Canal, $750 month
with 1 year lease. 647-8586 or 769-
7809. ltc 2/12
Two bedroom, 1 bath mobile home, St.
Joe Beach, $300 per month. 647-8071.
3tp 2/12
For Rent: 2 bedroom trailer and trailer
lot in Highland View. 227-1260. tfc 2/5
3 bedroom, 1 bath on water at Cypress
Creek, 1/4 mile off Hwy. 71, between
Wewa & Blountstown. 639-3380 or 265-
1331. 2tc 2/5

Sa4#'7t Sa I I76n 7e- St/


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


Commercial property at Gulf Foods in
Mexico Beach, 20'x40' space. Ask for
Ron, 648-5129. tfc 2/5
Two bedroom, central h/a, mobile home
in Wewa. 639-5552, evenings, 648-
5344. tfc 1/29
Two bedroom, I ba. trailer on Pineda St.
Must see to appreciate. No pets. Call
647-5361. tfc 2/5
One bedroom furnished apartment, $75
per week. 229-9000. tfc 2/5
Dead Lakes, RV and mobile home lots,
$80 month, includes w&s. 639-5721.
10tc 1/15
Pine Ridge Apts., Port St. Joe, 227-
7451, Spacious 2 bdrm., apartments
available. Handicap apts. available also.
Rent starts at $265 per month, water,:
sewer, garbage, wall to wall carpet, mini
blinds included, 1, 2 or 3 bedroom.
Equal Housing Opportunity. Handicap
Wheelchair access. Voice TIY access,
352-472-3952. 4tc 2/5
Pine Ridge Apts., Port St. Joe, 227-
7451, Handicap, wheelchair apartment
available. Rented based. on Income
w/rental assistance available. Cen.
h&a, carpet & mini blinds included.
Located at 125 Venus Dr., Port St. Joe,
FL. Equal Housing Opportunity.
Handicap Wheelchair access. Voice TIY
access, 352-472-3952.. 4tc 2/5
For Rent: quaint building, clean, small,
easy to decorate, ideal for small wed-,
dings, receptions, dinners, great rates.
For information call 227-1278, or 227-
1776. tfc 9/25
For Rent: Several beach front and gulf
view executive type homes and town-
homes available at off-season monthly
rates until April 1, 1998. For complete
details call Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, Inc. 648-5777 or 1-800-874-
5073. tfc 2/5
For Rent: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, pool,
garage, 124 Selma, St. Joe Beach, $750
month. First and last plus cleaning
deposit. 647-3461 or, 1-612-416-3711.
.tfc' 25


Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Affordable
housing for the elderly and the hand-
icapped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities; energy ,
.eificientL const.... stove. & refrig.., fur.- ,n
nished. fully carpeted. I bdrm., apts. on :,,
site'
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more Information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
dec 2/5

Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. -l tfc2/5
1,200 sq. ft. office space, located on
Hwy. C-30, $750 month, includes utili-
ties. Call 227-1774. tfc 2/5


UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
ceh. h&a, screen porch. carport &
laundry rmr.
Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig.. washer/dryer hook-up.
*New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house. I 1/2 ba..
inside laundry rm. ch&a. dishwasher
&,stove; fully carpeted. No pets.
FURNISHED -
eSmall 2 bdrm. home. auto. heat & air,
washer/dryer hook-up. ,
*One bedroom apartment, washer'
, /dryer hook-up. ,
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
tfc 2/5
One and wo bedroom apartments. 2
blocks from beach. Beacon Hill. reason-
able. Call 912-246-1250. tfc 2/5





Garage Sale: 2026 Marvin Ave.,
Saturday, Feb. 14th, 8:oQ 11:30 a.m.
Rain or shine. Sears Cardio Glide, baby
high chair, swing, play pen, strollers,
booster seat, diaper genie. Infant girl,
toddler, girl size 5, women's size 7-11,
maternity clothes.. Dental uniforms.
toys. kitchen and other things. ltp
Garage Sale: 4221 Hwy. 71, Honeyville,
February 14. 7 a.m. CST until. Lots of
stuff including brand new girls' clothes,
size 6 months to 14 years. Rain or
shine. I' ltp
Yard Sale: 9-3, Friday and Saturday,'
Feb. 13 & 14, 1309 Palm Blvd.

Yard Sale: Saturday, Feb. 14,. Desoto
St., St. Joe Beach. Baby clothes, 0-2
and furniture. Itp 2/12




SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM COORDI-
NATOR. Temporary five (5) position.
Bachelor's degree preferred. Years of
experience in training, vocational
assessment, youth/JTPA programs and
management experience may substitute
for degree. Candidate must have strong
communication and organizational
skills. Responsible for assisting various
entities/agencies in implementing
JTPA, Summer Youth program. Salary
$1,500 $1833 monthly. Deadline for
application, February 19, 1998. For
application/job description, contact
Gulf Coast Community College, 5230
West U. S. Highway 98, Panama City,
FL 32401, Human Resources. Itc 2/12


I AUCTION


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



Cabinets, Custom Mantles,
Furniture, Trim.
Bob/Janna Rinehart
227-3590
[t 5

ROGER STOKES
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
647-3328
Free Estimates RF 0066770
PLUMBING REPAIRS
j .. '



RENA CHAFIN
Independent M.lareling Pep. #119212
107 Sunset Circle Port St. Joe,
850-229-8093


TLC Lawn Service
Catering to All Your Lawn,,
Service Needs
Mowing, Trimming, Clean Outs,
Manicuring, Spraying, F-eriizlng.
Lan,3:-:oi:ing and ,linr, Scrlr'iklr Repair
Ref '..oiioCa 229-6435


Now hiring heavy equipment opera-
tors/truck drivers, CDL required. Apply
at Todd Land & Development, 2880 CR-
30, Simmons Bayou. 2tc 2/12
NOW HIRING PART and FULL TIME.
The most FUN you will have making
SERIOUS money. Call for Sales,
Service, fundraisers and Employment
opportunities. ,Angle Pigott, 850-894-
0021. 3tp 2/12
Bookkeeper/receptionist, computer,
phone, people skills. Full time, benefits,
drugfree workplace. Apply in person.
Mhrquardt's Marina, 3904 Hwy. 98,
Mexico Beach. 2tc 2/5
Receptionist /Reservationist: property
management office. requires customer
Interface. good telephone skills, com-
puter experience. Full. time position
with benefits. For our new St. Joe Bay
office Fantasy Properties, Inc., call
64'8-5i46. 2tc 2/5
Now hiring food servers, kitchen help
and bartenders. Apply in person at The
Top of the Gulf, talk with Jonnle. No
phone calls please. tfc 2/5
Social Service, part time 20 hour week.
Experience in geriatrics. Send resume
to Bay St. Joseph Care Center, 220 9th
St., Port St. Joe, FL.32456, 850-229-
'8244 or fax 850-229-1042. 4tc 1/22
Experienced nail tech needed. For
very busy salon on St. George Island.
850-927-3500. tfc 2/5
JOB NOTICE: The Citv of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for the following
position: -
ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY.
'$6.85/hour. Application and job
description may be picked up and
returned to the Municipal Building, 305
Fifth
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32457.
Applications deadline February 20,
1998. The City of Port St. Joe enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy, and is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. 2tc 2/5


Glynn Dykes
Drywall
"No o too bg, or oo smal"
227-1785
Free Estimates Insured
TFC 2'12


CUSTOM LAWN

SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559
S" f' n,.. 2 5



:STUTZMAN ROOFING
RC #0038936.
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
"Where Quality Is Hiaher Than Price"
229-8631
Stice 2


ARTS
HANDYMAN _
SERVICE
Household Repairs
Painting, Interior/Exterior Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
FREE ESTIMATES
(8501 229-1051.
r 2/5


Locally
Owned


(9 ) ,qResidential
"O%' CCommercial
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
* Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
FAMILY OWNED
Wr PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections


STEAM CLEANING'

7 CARPET


: E Odor Control
f Pet Sta
V (850) 227-5

STEAM CLEANING


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




5X10 10x10 10x20
"On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week


Full time office position in the reserva-
tions/front desk area. Some weekend,
work require. Needs to be friendly and
outgoing with ,good communication and
computer skills. Must be able to handle
difficult situations and enjoy working
with the public. Please mail or fax,
resume to Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach at P. O. Box 123, Mexico Beach,
FL 32410, fax; 850-648-5779. tfc 2/5





FOUND: Black male dog, wearing har-
ness in Overstreet. Has short legs,
friendly. Call 647-5065. Itc 2/12
LOST' Female cat grey tabby, fat and
very friendly. Spayed. still has claws.
indoor cat. Missing since Sunday In
vicinity of 8th St. 229-1013 or 229-
8271. ext. 210. S100 Reward. Itc 2/12





Brand new Kohler whirlpool tub with all
accessories. valued at 81.800. Will sell
for S800. Call 647-5722. Itc
Black halter style prom dress, black
sheer at top w/black buttons down
back, $80, size 7. 227- 1669.
Like new Snapper riding mower. 12 hp
ICV. B/S engine. 30" cut. disc drive. 5
speed, $1,000. 227-3227. 2tc 2/12
20x20 storage shed, on lot at 221 7th
St., S500. Oak tree to be cut down for
FREE firewood. Call 229-8421. 3tp
2/12
Milton piano. MUiST SELL moving.
Make offer. 227-3227. 2tc 2/12
Washing machine. $75 obo. Call 647-
3245. Lfc 1/29


Classified '

4dvetising Pups


Cell 211-1275


STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
tiC aER0013168 INSURED
647-8081
ALAN STRICKLAND

"Available at
The Athletic
"97 State
: Championship l
Clocks
1/2 off 2-H2. House,"
-229-6805


Super single water bed,. with heater 6
stacking drawers underneath. Padded
side rail, excellent cond. $150. If inter-
ested call1229-6639 after 4:00 p.m. pd
Console color TV, $100. obo; queen size
sofa sleeper, $100 obo. Call 647-3252,
leave message. Itp 2/12
Antique china cabinet, antique chif-
farobe, 647-3669. Itc 2/12
Mobile home, 14x60', 2 bd, 1 ba. with
attachments, $1,600. 639-5156.
: h, 1 2tp2/12

Complete double bed, 850. Call 227-
3628. Itc 2/12
Steel buildings, new, spring delivery
o.k. 40x6Q0x14 was 816,400 now
$9,990; 50x100x16 was $27,590 now
$18,990; 60x175x16 was $58,760 now
$39,990. 1-800-406-5126. < Itp2/12
1000 gallon fuel Lank. S600. 250 ft. of 8
ft. hurricane fence and 20 ft. roll gate.
$1,250. 229-6330. ask for Bill. 2tc 2/5
One Peavey X 600C miLer/amplifier.
Two Peavey 115 HC II speakers, two 25
ft. speaker cables. One 1993 model, like
new, $1,400, asking S750. Call 227-
3777. Itc2/12
Betty's Fashions Going Out of
Business Sale. Lots of bargains, 2431
Oak Grove Ave., Port St. Joe. 4tp 1/29
PAWN SHOPPE
216 THIRD ST.
227-PAWN, BUT, SELL OR TRADE
Floral/restaurant cooler, 2 door, 82"h x
80"w x 33" d, outside compressor. Call
229-6580. 4tp 1/29'
2 ,bedroom mobile home, recently
remodeled, possible owner financing.
Corner lot also, available. Call 227-
1980. tfc 1/29'
Old, 6 panel windows, good condition.
$20 each. 647-8155. tfc 1/29


C. 's LUwn
Service
FULL LAWN SERVICE
VACUUM YARD MACHINES TRIM-
MING LANDSCAPING
I will work for you.
Serving Mexico Beach, St.,Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka
Clyde Saniord (904) 648-8492


Steve Brant's

ROOFING

LICENSED & INSURED
LIC. #RC0050321.
Port St. Joe Call
229-6326
Mobile 899-0219 or
S 899-6218 : :, 2/5


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




evef- aintingServic


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


LIC. #RF0051042 RG0051008* ER 0011618
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
ree PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
Fr e ats REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
--%tinl1 INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
T MINOR ELECTRICAL
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821I
* AK AOUTFRE MU~tf KfI'J St Jo Glss Miro


il ISt. Joe Glass & Mirror
G STEAM CLEANING 816-D 4th St. *Port St. Joe, FL 32456 227-3885
SC A N 1 Mirrors Plex-Glass Furniture Tops Desk Tops
LE N I M Residential Commercial Industrial Shower Doors
Boat Glass Heavy Equipment Glass


PUMP REPAIR& SALES LICENSED & INSURED
24 Hr Water Damage z H & M IRRIGATION
ins Free Estimates Z for All Your Watering Needs
;098 or 229-9663 HAL KEELS FREE 229-2738
G STEAM CLEANING JAMES WILEY ESTIMATES 227-7205
G STEAM CLEANING


Go Home Every Night!
Experienced O.U.P.V. Lic. Captain
to work daytime only at local dock,
starting pay, $185 'per day, plus
hospital allowance. Call 504-271-
4631. 2tp 2/12

Deck Hand. Wanted to work
on 800 h.p. pushboat at local dock.
Starting pay $80 per day. Call 504-
271-4631. 2tp 2/12
MACHINIST Original equipment man-
ufacturer has a position for a machinist
with a minimum of 3-4 years experience
with mills and lathes. Salary commen-
surate with experience. Numerous
benefits offered. Apply In person or send
resume to Comptroller at 2901 Crescent
Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32301. 850-656-
8265 FAX. Itp 2/12
Now taking applications for seasonal
jobs. No phone calls. Apply at El
Governor Motel. .2tc 2/12
HIRING PRODUCTION WORKERS:
Applications .111l be accepted in the
Personnel Office, between the hours of
8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. (EST) on,
Monday, 'Feb. 9., 1998, through
Friday, February 20, 1998. Florida
Coast Paper Company, L.L.C., 600
West Hwy. 98, Port St. Joe, FL. E.O.E.
M/F/D. Itc 2/12
PART TIME COOK'S POSITION: The
Gulf County Sheriffs office Is presently
taking applclations for a part-time cook
for the jail kitchen. Position will include
weekends and omw partial day shifts.
Applicants must be at least 19 years of
age. Experience preferable.
Applications will be accepted from Feb.
12. 1998 thru Feb. 19, 1998. Contact
Renee Corley at 227-1115 for more
details. Applications may be obtained
at: Gulf County Sheriffs Office, 1000,
5th St., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Itc
2/12

Cooks needed, train under chef. Apply
in person at Toucan's Restaurant. No
calls please., fc 2/5


I FOR RENT I HELP WANTED I HELP WANTED] HELP WANTED I MISCELLANEOUSI


I TRADES and SERVICES


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Pnage Ilrht The Rtar Port St. Joe. FL *


Thursday. Feb. 12. 1998


Two bedroom mobile home 12x65'; ren-
ovation not complete, $6,000 as is.
OBO. 648-5229. tfc 1/22

REDUCE: Lose weight while you sleep,
take OPAL tablets and E-Vap Diuretic.
Available Pitts Pharmacy in
Wewahitchka. 5tp 1/22

Portable beauty shop. Computer, com-
plete with everything, Sago palms and
other miscellaneous items. 648-4550.
tfc 2/5.

DRIVEWAY SHELL
MUSHROOM COMPOST
BARFIELD'S, 229-2727
tfc 2/5

Bedroom set, black iron double canopy
bed & 3 dressers in gray marble (1 -six
drawer with mirror, 1 w/5 tall drawers
& nightstand) Call 227-3412.





For a few pennies more, get the latest
technology in liquid wormers. Ask
BARFIELD'S IAWN & GARDEN 229-
2727 about HAPPY JACK LIQUI-VICT.
There's a BIG difference; (www.happy-
jackinc.com) 6tc2/12

HAPPY. JACK TRIVERMICIDE: recog-
nized safe, & effective against hook,
round, & tapeworms in dogs & cats.
Accept no "substitutes". BARFIELD'S
LAWN &8 GARDEN, 229-2727. (Visit
www.happyjackinc.com) 4tc 1/22

Sell Those Unwanted
items with a Classified
Ad Call 227-1278



1/2 acre lots on,
paved county road,

septic tanks, wells,
natural gas, ready
to move onto.
$16,000. Owner
financing with 10%0
d wn. Call Billy

Carr, 227-2020,
647-3381.
~c 2/5


Tom and Jay Odd Jobs. You don't
want to do it, we will! Call 647-3317
or 647-8399. 2tc 2/12

Will care for your loved on ein your
home. Certified CNA, CPR certified.
Have references. Call Stephanie Morales
at 648-3915. 3tc 2/12


Catherine L. Collier
A Independent Sales
Representative
211 Allen Memorial Way 0
J 'Port St. Joe
S (850) 229-646


* r ionlal CusOm Wood
* Co'rrn c Ial Ir.auoii'

A S R Fence
Fencian and Concrete Work
Aicert Fleiscnrnann FREE Estimates
EIN :.n9311i 64o (850) 647-4047



RONEY

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


For Sale by Owner: 4 bedroom, 2
ba.,large comer lot, nera school, cen.
h&a, 2675 Oak Grove Ave., $65,000.
647-3954. 2tc 2/12

House Panama City, 2-3 bedroom, 1
bath, garage, oak floors, cen. air cond.
75'x135' fenced lot, nice trees, azaleas,
good neighborhood, near bay. 551 E.
5th St., $54,900. Owner finance. 763-
9415. 2tp 2/12

Three bedroom, 2 bath house, screened
porch, near schools, cen. h&a, $68,000.
Call after 6:00 p.m. 227-2560. tfc 2/12

3 BR home with pool, comes with FREE
BIG SCREEN T.V.l Sellers motivated.
Reduced from $79.900 to $64,950. 229-
2580 evenings, 229-9282 days.tfc 2/12

3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath house on 2 lots,
large room, can be used as bedroom or
den, 1301 Palm Blvd. Asking price
$72,500. Call Andrea at 950-942-1992.
3tc 2/12

A 1987 West single wide, mobile, home,
on six small lots in White City. 820.000
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

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

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




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


If you're looking for Christian and
exper13enced babysitter in Mexico
Beach with good references nnd CPR
quallifcations, call Cassandra at 647-
5722. Itc 2/12

COINS BY THE BAYT
I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices..
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803.

PART TIME COMMERCIAL,
CLEANING
Evenings & Weekends
Call 784-9315. / 5




LIVESTOCK
Horseshoeing
a Trimming
S 2294737 h 5/98


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


Pewe 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-0-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!


Installation Pump-Out Repair


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

3, bdrm., 1 ba., completely remodeled
with refrigerator, dishwasher & range,
cen. h/a, 100'xl40' lot, 246 Pompario.
Highland View. Call 871-1731 between
9 a.m. 5 p.m. ET. tfc 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 ori
approximately 2. acres of land Idr
Wewahitchka. Asking $46,000. Calk;
639-3338. lltp 1/15

Lease Purchase, 3/2, pool, garage, 1/1
pool house, gulf view. 2% deposit plus
closing costs. Balance at 10o. 46
month balloon. $140,000. 1-612-416-'
3711. tfc2/5,


1985 14x70' 2 bdrm.. 2 ba. mobile
home w/3 acres of land with 2 out-
buildings. deep well. Ig. deck in Whitq
City, S39,000 OBO. 827-2838 after 5
p.m. tfc 2/5

Home for sale by owner: brick home, 1
1/2 lots, nice neighborhood. 4 be.d-;
rooms, 2.5 baths, family room, sun
room. Formal living & dining room.;
Custom kitchen & breakfast nook. hot,
tub, swimming pool, large deck, fenced:
in back yard. 2700 sq. ft. heating &:
cooling. Location 103 20th St., PSJ
(904) 229-8409. By appointment only. '
tfc 2/5.

For sale by owner: two story new home,
2048 sq. ft.. 3 bdrm., 2 1.2 bath. mas-
ter bdrm., 22'x16' with garden tub,
sunken deh w/fireplace and home the-
atre system with surround sound. Front
and rear porch, 12'xl6' util. shed. By
appt. only. 101 Yaupon, 229-641 1.
tfe 2/5

3 bedroom. I bath brick home on shad-
ed corner lot in Highland View. Cen.
b/a, fireplace, new carpet In living area,
utility room, storage and boat shed.
$42,500. 227-1604. Ifc 2/5

TAKE OVER PAYMENTS, 96 16x80
Cavalier Zone 3 mobile home, 3 bd.;,2
ba., deck, garden tub & many extras;,
acreage available. 227-2521 or 229-
8002. tfc 2/5
A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75'xl50' lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
$55,000. Call 647-3292. tfc 2/5


Women's Support Group. Thursday,
5:30 6:30 p.m., Wellness Center.
Third & Williams Ave. NO CHARGE.
New group in development. Any inter-
ested women are encouraged to attend.
Details, call 227-1145.

Service When You Need It
Odell Mize Sharpening Service
Saws, Mower Blades, Tools,
Knives, Scissors, Drill Bits
Odell Mize,Owner '
1017 Woodward Ave., PSJ
850-227-1804 2/12




6_47-3699 EXFi A _iA.CE REA _
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Perfectly kept 2 bdrm/den or third"
bdrm 2 bath home by Gulf of Mexico.
Approx. 1750 sq. ft. Too many ameni-
ties to list. Call for details & appt. by
owner. 229-8674. tfec 2/5

Lots on Dead Lakes, West Arm Section.
Call 639-5920. tfic 2/5

1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with septic
tank & well. $2,500 down, $132.16 mo.
Call George, 229-6031. tfc 2/5






Wanted: Apartment or private room for.
June,. July, August for summer intern.
Reasonable. Call 229-8271, ext. 234.


PULI NOTI~[6 ~[ICES,14


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. mith the case number Indi-
caied .ab-,.e Is pending min the Circuit Court for Gulf
County. Fl.:,nda. Probate Driislon. the address of
which is 1000 Fifth Street. Port St Joe, Fonda
32456. The name and'address of the personal repre-
sentauwe and of1 the per onal representLaves attor-
ney are ;erto krh below
All Interested persons are required Lo file with
the Court"
(A) All claims against the estate;
(B)'Any objecuon that challenge- the qualifia.
tO"is of the personal rpresentauve. senue or
juridlctr.on 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
THE LATER OF THREE 131 MONTHS FROM THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY 130) 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
Dale of the first publicallon of this notice.
February 5. 1998
RONALD L NELSON
Flonda Bar Number 280194
Atiorne. tor Personal Representauve
517 Ejst Gasernmernt Street
Pensacola. Flonda 32501
Telephone 18501 434-1700


Personal Representative:
Amy Foden Parrish
P. 0. Box 538
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
2tc. February 5 and 12. 1998
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9798-07'


Alcoholics Anonymous, Surfside
Serenity Group, meets Mon., Wed. Fri.,
at. 7:30 p.m'. CST at 1st United
Methodist Church. 22nd St., Mexico
Beach. Women's open AA meeting, 12
noon CST Thursdays.


BOB'S PAINT &
BODY SHOP
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair.
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
MV02522
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229


T.V. 8 V.C.R. SALES
Zenith G.E.j- RCA, &Magnavox
Factory A.thorized Service
We Service What We Sell
Badcock Home Furnishings Center .
310 Reid.Ave., Port St. Joe

850-229-6195

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For the Nan4diman and Sportsman
We strive to meet your needs!
Hardware BIP Paints Ammunition
Hunting Supplies Mobile Home & Boat Trailer Parts
Live & Frozen Bait Tackle Gifts and Souvenirs
306 Reid Avenue Roy Todd, Owner
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 ,* f (850) 229-8933




aCircle S Refinishing

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

827-6828 ask for Dusty

kc 2/5


The Gulf county Board of county commissioners will


REALESTTE RAL STAE REL ETAT PUBIC OTIES PBLI NOICE


The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will
receive sealed bids from any person, company or cor-
poration Interested in selling the County the following
equipment:
* R-12 (Freon) Recharger and Reclaimer 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 32456, (850) 229-6111.
Delivery date must be specified and liquidated dam-
age .- for failure to0 lel ner unit :.n .peii'led daie tdill be
Sel at S25 00 per dai
Please indicate on the envelope that 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 in the Office
of the Clerk of Circui Court. Ir0' Fifth Strcet Room
148, Port St. Joe Flnrida 32456 1,501 229-6113
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA ,
By: Warren J. Yeager, Jr., Chairman
2tc, February 5 and 12, 1998.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Chapter
865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned Intends to
register with the Division of Corporations.
,Department of State, the fictitious trade name under
which it vill be engaged in busne.' and in which
said bu.Ine- is to be carned on lO'a A
NAME TO BE REGISTERED Big F.-h Construction.
MAILING ADDRESS 8848 West Highway 98. P. 0.
Box 501 Pon St Joe Florida 32457.
OWNER (S) George Stephens Newnman, Jr.
Itc February 12. 1998
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA,
CASE NO.:,96-358 CA
WILSHIRE FUNDING CORP.,
an Oregon corpor3uc.n.
Plaintiff,
vs
MICHAEL T. BRADY. et al.
,Defendant(s).
.NOTICE OF ACTION/CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
NOTICE BY PUBLICATION
TO: ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS. DEVISEES. LEGA-
TEES. BENEFICIARIES. GRANTEES OR
OTHER PERSONS OR ENTITIES CLAIMING
BY OR THROUGH MICHAEL T. BRADY.
DECEASED.
LAST KNOWN RESIDENCE:
1434 Tina Avenue "
Panama City, FL 32404
CURRENT RESIDENCE: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Complaint
to foreclose a mringige on real property located in
Gull County. Florida ha-, beer, liled and cinmerced
In this Court and you are required to ;erve a copy of
your wrnlen defenses. f apv. to it on Scott E.
SLmoailz. Es.q arlorne ii for Plaintiff. %hose addre. .
Is 800 Corporate Dnve Suiie 510. Fon Lauderdale.
FL 33334 and file the :.nginal with the Clerk of the
above-styled Court on cU r before M'arch 16. 1996
otherwirse a delaul till be entered alnsit ..:u Ifr the
relief prayed for in the Complaint to Ait the foreclo
sure of a mongage on the folloringdescnbed proper.
ty:
A One-Half (1/2) undivided interest in and ic. the fol
low'ig described property


Elizabeth W. Thompson
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
Office: Hwy. 98 at 19th St., Mexico Beach
Mailing Address: Rt. 3, Box 167, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FAX: (850) 648-4247
850-648-5683 or 1-800-582-2990
After Hours: Jay Rish, Associate Broker, 850-227-5569
Brenda G. Miller, GRI, Realtor@ 850-648-5435

30 ACRES AT DALuiNDER.DCONTRACT
NEW LISTING, 315 WOODWARD AVE., PORT ST. JOE. Charming 3 bedroom, 1 bath
wood frame home nestled on a 55'x170' corner lot near downtown Port St. Joe.
Concrete outbuilding that is perfect for a shop. ZONED RESIDENTIAL/COMMER-
CIALI!l Priced at $64,900.00. OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE -
NEW LISTING!!! 1306 MONUMENT AVE., PORT ST. JOE. beautiful 3 or 4 bedroom
2 bath executive brick home in one of Port St. Joe's nicest areas. Amenities include;
brand new hardwood floors and car-
peting, central heat and air, oversized F '
lIot with alley access, extra large dou-
ble garage, walk in closet in the mas-
ter suite, and a very tasteful design
throughout the home. Too many
extras to list. Call' Jay Rish.for a
showing at your convenience. Price.
$175,000.00.
NEW LISTING!I! WHITE CITY, 284 SEALEY DR. Enjoy country living at its best on
this fine homesite with a safe harbor that grants easy access to the Intracoastal
Waterway. Rambling ranch style house that has 5 bedrooms and 2 baths with 2300 sq.
ft. of living area. Amenities include; formal living area w/fp, den/tv room, dining room,
spacious kit. w/island bar & plenty of cabinet space, Ig. screened porch, and covered
carport. Home is covered by tile, carpet & vinyl flooring, has cen. h/a, & is on county
water, yet as a private well on site. PRICED TO SELL AT $129,900.00. Call Jay Rish.
ALSO: Contiguous to the above mentioned property: 1.5 acres with a 15' deeded
access to the water and its own pond. Older mobile home, septic system, and power.
PRICED AT ONLY $39,900.00, WITH OWNER FINANCING.
ALSO: 1.25 acre parcel that has over 15. f J a le safe harbor that has
access to the Intraco 4IlRfI~ l1Wi il rcel. PRICED AT ONLY
$20,000.00, with own ancing.-Call Jay Rish today for a showing at your conve-
niencei!!!
BAYOU FRONT BEAUTY, 1612 Monument Ave. More than 2550 sq. ft. living space,
needs some work. 4
bdrm., 2 1/2 ba., 2 car
garage, large lot with fan-
tastic view of the water.
Rainbird auto. sprinkler
system, intercom, built in
Stp//wvacuum cleaner system, cen. h& a, fam-
ily rm., foyer, kitchen includes large
pantry, U-shaped work area and a gen-
erous Breakfast area, dining room, liv-
ing room, laundry-sewing room, porch,
dbl. garage, Too many extras to list
$119,900. Call Jay Rish.
LAST BAYFRONT LOT 75'x230 left at the head of the bay. $49,500.00. Other 7
lots were sold in less than six months. Jay Rish, Broker/Partner.




able. Size 75'x120' to 150'. Owner financing,







Look for us on the Internet at http://www.homtown.com/thompson
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/


Lots 10, 16, 22, 26. 29, 32,533 and 34, San BIas
Plantations. an unrecorded subdivision of a portion
of Section 22. Township 9 South, Range 11 West,'
Gulf County; Florida as more particularly described,
In attached Schedule "I". '
This notice shall be published once each week for
four consecutive weeks In the The Star.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court at Port St.
Joe, Gulf County, Florida, this 4 day of February,
1998.
BENNY C. LISTER.
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gulf County; Florida
BY: /s/ T. Knox
As Deputy Clerk
SCOTT E. SIMOWITZ, P.A.
ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF
800 Corporate Drive. Suite 510
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
Telephone 19541 267 0303
NY 5 SOTT" E SIMOHTTZ .
FBri 3017207
2tc, February 12 and 19, 1998.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
COMER D. POWELL, -
Deceased.
PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO: 98-7
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of COMER D POW.-
ELL. deceased,. File Number 98-7.C. is pending In
the Circuit Court for Gulf Counti. Florida. FPr.bte
Division, the address of which is Gulf County.
Courthouse. 1000 Fifth Street, Port St Joe, Florida
32456 The name and 3i.dIreei, ofl the perion3i rep.
ieenieaue and the per-on drepre-entaues attor. !
ney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is served who hiae%
obiecuor,' u-iat challenge the %alidiry of the will, the.
qualiIicau.n-i ofI the perior.3l repreientiuIe venue..
or lurldicutn oI thi- Court are required to file their
obiecUtions with hisa Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE 131 MOrT-riS ,AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
ISOI DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM ,
1lI credii.:.rs or1 the decedent and other persons hav'
inma claim or demand aCanit decedenis eLsate on'
,hom a copy o thin, n-ouce is served -ithin three 131r
mn-.:,rth aflr the dale oi the firi pubbeauon of' thi
n.:,Ljce mu- ille their claims. ith thi- Court WTTHiN.
THE LATER OF THREE 131 MONTHS AFTER THE-
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE CR THIRTY 1301 DAi S AFTER THE DATE OF'
SERVICE OF COF- OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM
All other creditors of the decedent and persons hav-1
In clairr, .r demand. eain-i the decedent s estate
nmut file their cllirs "iLh thi- Courtn ET%-HIN THREE;
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-.
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS DEr-.LNDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO,
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
The date of lirei publication of thl Noute is Feb. 12.
1998 .. .
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Charles A. Cdstin '
Po-t Office Box 98'
Pon St. Joe FL 32457
Telephone 16501 227-1159
Flonda Bar No 699070
Personal Representatve .
Donna D Spears ',
3108 Amencus Avenue
Port Sl Joe. FL 32456
Michael Powell
Po.t Office Box -164
Port St Joe. FL 32457 2t. Feb 12 (s 19. 1998


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