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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 19, 1998
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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12/31/99
S ARCHIVES BINDERY
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Map of Eagle Harbor Reef ..... Illustration on Page 3A
Sharks, Gators Finish
I & 2 In District . Stats & Schedules on Page 8A
History Series Continues ............ .. Page 1B

Preble-Rish Classic ....... Opens Baseball, See. Page 7A


Unfair Labor Charges

Filed Against Gulf Schools
Charges Filed by GCTA Rep. Jackie Sweat
The Gulf County Classroom Teachers Association filed an
unfair labor practice charge against the Gulf County School Board
last Friday.
After failing to reach an agreement on salary negotiations
which began last June. the issue was submitted to a special mas-
ter on November 25. During the resulting hearing, the board
revealed the possibility of a serious tax short-fall.
Special Master Thomas Greef recommended a S500 pay raise
for all employees,, which would be effective on February 1.
According to Jackie Sweat of the GCTA this would amount to a pay
raise of S250 per employee for this school year, but the entire S500 '
would be added to the salary schedule for succeeding years. The
GCTA had proposed a two percent across the board raise for all
employees, while the board proposed a 8500 raise for teachers who
had not received a step increase.
The- school board. has.-subsequentdy rejected .the special mas-.
ter's recommendation, proposing instead that the Board adopt the
current salary schedule for all teachers, for the time being, due to
a major reduction in tax receipts because of an objection to its per-
sonal property evaluation-and subsequent tax reduction-in a
suit filed by Florida Coast Paper Company.
Ms. Sweat stated, "The law requires the School Board to bar-
gain in good faith. They had the information about their property
tax reduction prior to the special master hearing. At no point prior
to the hearing did they contactthe Association and ask to return
to the bargaining table. At the hearing, the Gulf County School
Board continued to advance their position. Superintendent Jerry
Kelley has refused to recommend that the Board even stand by its
own position. The Gulf Counmity Classroom Teachers Association is
charging that the School Board failed to bargain in good_ faith,
which is an unlawful act under the bargaining law."
On the other hand, Superintendent Kelley said, "We'd have to
borrow the money, due to the tax situation to pay any salary
increase at this time, and I'm not going to do that. I can't-in good
faith-recommend this to the board. When the tax situation is set-
tled, I'll recommend the Board follow the suggestions of the special
master."
The Gulf County School Board will hold a public hearing on
Thursday, February 19, at 4:30 p.m. ET, at the school board
meeting roomin Port St. Joe to resolve the contract dispute .'*


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 *:THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1998 Plus 3s lax ....4h7o



Marina Contract Awarded


Bid of $2.945 Million Accepted from Royal American

Construction Co.; Should be Completed By Mid-December


Port St. Joe City Commis-
sioners officially accepted Royal
American Construction Com-
pany's (Panama City) low bid of
$2.945 million to construct a 159
** ; i !'',


slip marina during Tuesday
evening's regular meeting.'
Commissioners received nine
bids ranging ,from Royal
Arherican's low bid of $2.945 mil-


lion to S4 million, t~wo weeks ago


lion to 84 million, two weeks ago
during bid opening.
Those bids were turned over
to the project engineer, Preble-
Rish,.Inc. Consulting Engineers.
3 .... ,


PROPOSED PORT, STJOE
MARINA AND
WATERFRONT PARK
m WEt sue B m


Letters of Support Needed


for Fishing Reef in the Bay

In Order for Committee to Secure State Recreation Grant


"Eagle Harbor Reef is poised
to become the only viable artificial
reef inside St. Joseph Bay.
according to Gulf County Artificial
Reef Director Bill Kennedy.
It will be located on sand flats
south of the Eagle Harbor
Channel in seven to eight feet of
water. Covering an area 300 feet
wide and 1,500 feet; long range
plans are to place 30 concrete
pre-fabricated "reef balls" on the


site this spring.
Future plans call for adding
another 200 "reef balls" to the site
next year, providing artificial reef
grant funds can be obtained from
the state.
"This is the area where the
reef committee is calling on local
fishermen, snorklers and spear
fishermen to aid the cause,"
Kennedy said.


Letters of support are needed
prior to March 1st to accompany
reef grant applications totaling
$25,000 which will substantially
help fund the construction.
Kennedy said the letters
should include reasons for inter-
est in the reef as well as ideas of
the potential impact the reef may:
(See LETTERS on Page 3).


to examine and evaluate before
making a recommendation to the
board.
In a letter to the board,
Preble-Rish engineer Bill Kennedy
recommended the board award
the low bidder. Royal American,
the contract. The board voted
Unanimously to follow the recom-
Smendation.
Contract conditions are con-
tingent on a few hurdles that have
to be crossed before work can
begin. First, the low interest Rural
Development Agency loan bond
issue must be finalized; then.
both EDA (S675,000 grant provid-
ed) and the Rural Development.
Agency must approve the con trac-'
tor awarded the bid.'
"When will construction
begin?" asked Mayor Johnny
, Linton. after the bid. formalities
were completed.
Barring any snags in the con-
tractor's approval and bonding,
the loan work should get under-
way within 30 to 45 days, The
contract allows nine months for
construction of the marina, mak-
ing an estimated completion date
sometime in December of this
year.
Royal American Construction
Company is no stranger to the
area, having just recendv t'com-
pleted Port St. Joe's S900,000
downtown revitalization construc-
tion project.
Their low bid undercut the
estimated S3.5 million construc-
tion cost by approximately
8555.000. That's good news to
city commissioners who have in
hand $875.000 in grant "turids
and are currently finalizing up to
82.5 million in low interest Rural
Development Agency loans to
fund the project.'
After construction of the
marina, the board plans to accept
proposalsto lease out the imari-
na's operations to an individual or
business for an amiout of money
that will pay or hopefully exceed
the debt service obligated to RDA.
Energy Assistance Program
Jim Bellesack, Gulf County
Energy Assistance Program, gave
commissioners an overview of the
service offered to low income resi-
dences in the areas of energy
assistance arid weatherization.
Bellesack said 200 families
have been served since he started
with the program in November
1997, with approximately
$17,000 in federal grant assis-
(See BIDS on Page 6)


PuttingPie of- 91-1 All Togetner : '



Gulf's 9-1-1 System Uses h, It's Necessary That You

State-of-the-Art Equipment Post Your Correct Address
Friday, January 20, 1995, in Coordinator, said ,Gulf County's a | | seen by emergency personnel. soon as possible. This not only
lHustonville, Kentucky, a mother Enhanced 9-1-1 system is like a Gilf County's 9-1-1 system will help enhance the ability to
tried frantically to wake up three complex puzzle in which every. has been operational for three provide emergency help in your
of her children in their burning piece has to be put in the right I "L and one-half years and receives time of need, but will ensure that
home. Firefighters were miles place before we can enjoy the -- an average of 300 calls per mail and parcel delivered
away searching for a house on beauty of the system's overall pic- i month. are received in a timely manner.
Chicken Gizzard Road instead of ture. On behalf of Gulf County's
in the community of Chicken -: "Our emergency response Emergency Services, Nelson urges
Bristle Before Gulf County had the 9- time has improved tremendously. everyone to join in to complete the
1-1 service activated in 1994, Yet," Mr. Nelson says, "we still do puzzle so that all can enjoy the
Unable to wake the children, extensive research and planning not have all the pieces of the puz- benefits of Gulfs 9-1-1 system.
the mother refused to leave. She was conducted by many agencies zle in place. Many buildings still These pieces of the puzzle are
and the children were dead and and individuals to create a 9-1-1 do not have their addresses dis- needed:
the house engulfed in flames system for the county. played, nor has the telephone place your address on your
when firefighters arrived nearly STATE-OF-THE-AT T company been notified of the new house or building;
30 minuteJ after the 9-1-1 call STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT address. This is a key element in notify the telephone company
was received. State-of-the-art equipment our system in that the informa-the telephone company
was purchased, installed and tion received by the dispatcher of your new address, f it
WENT ON-LINE IN '94 tested, and the database 'was cre- during a 9-1-1 call comes directly changed; and,
t is essential that a system ated. Along with the Master Street from the telephone company's notify anyone you receive mail
be in place to handle emergencies Address Guide (MSAG), the database" or parcel deliveries from of
in the quickest time possible. On Emergency Service Numbers atase your new address (utility,
November 4, 1994, Gulf County (ESN's) were assigned to each POST PROPER ADDRESS banks, magazines, insurance
went on-line with its first area of the county. Your address is not only carrier, Social Security
Enhanced 9-1-1 system. The mapping was completed, important to emergency service, it Administration. Tax Collector,
The enhanced system inte which included assigning a is now your new mailing address. Property Appraiser, Supervisor
The enhanced system inte- unique address to houses and The U. S. Postal Service has of Elections, etc.).
their telephone number, physical businesses and naming, or adopted the new addresses coun- If you do not know your
Stelephon a nd identifie s ical renaming, roads throughout the ty wide. No longer will you have a If you do not know your
location and identifies the emer- county. Residents and businesses route and box number. address or have questions con-
gency services responsible for were notified of their new address cerning your address, call the
that particular area of the county. and asked to install their address Be sure your house numbers are conspicuous, like exam- Therefore, it is important that Gulf County 9-1-1 program office
Marshall Nelson, 9-1-1 in a place that could be easily ple shown above, new addresses be displayed as at 229-9111 or 639-5068.
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The Star

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1998


"El Nino"

ARE YOU TIRED of hearing the name "El Nifio?" You won't
be alone if you are. The only problem with being tired ,of hearing
the name, is, you are likely to hear it for some time to come.
We've heard the name for quite a number of years, but only
in describing a weather phenomenon out west. The western part
of the United States has several colorful descriptions for the
weather, such as, El Niflo, Santa Anna winds, etc.
El Nifto has affected weather all over the southern half of the
nation-and to a degree, the northern half also-this year, as
never before, that we can remember. Even: now, it is being given
credit for the threat of floods in Gulf County's river bottoms.
Well, It could be. Floods, or near floods, come every spring to
this area, but this year, they are threatening to inundate the
lowlands in the dead of winter.
THAT HAS TO BE THE epitome of miserable feelings. To
have miserable weather along with flooding being tossed in as an
added attraction.
The annual floods-or, high water, as it's known in this
area-are arriving early this year. It is a common problem with
early spring, but hardly the dead of winter.
And, all because of El Nifol,
It hardly seems possible that a few degrees, other than the
norm, in the ocean, can cause such havoc. It's almost as.power-.
ful as Montezuma's revenge! Now, that'll send you packing in a
hurry!
BUT, SERIOUSLY, THERE'S nothing as destructive as a
flood, unless it's a fire! Luckily, El Nifio doesn't bring an abun- .
dance of that holocaust to cause us more misery to deal with-
or, attempt to deal with.
Personally, we'll be glad to see-and hear-the end of El
Niflo, and the sooner, the better. We don't know where it origi-
nated, or where it's going, but it will be a relief when it finally
settles down and becomes more like La Nifial


Setting An Example
THE TRIAL OF THE ARMY'S top sergeant, Gene McKinney,
is probably drawing to a close by the time you read this little
blurb. A promising career has been ruined, no matter how it
comes out. Gene McKinney will proudly wear the uniform no
more, nor will he be the chief advocate between the command
and the foot soldiers of this nation. Whether or not he proposi-
tioned women under his command, he is a ruined man. Public
opinion will see to that.
You can't be in a place of responsibility and take advantage
of underlings, treating them like so many toys whose very exis-
tence is for your pleasure only. .. Or, can you!
IT MUST RANKLE SERGEANT McKinney's hackles of indig-
nation no end. to see his commander-in-chief, who should be
setting an example for him to follow, being charged with the
same type of misconduct.
His detractors will probably come up with the argument that
the Sergeant attempted to force his conquests-while his com-
mander's so-called attempts were allegedly performed with will-
ing-everrinsistent-women; which-should- -be-aceounted, as-"for-
tunate opportunities" to his commander's credit.'Thus, in the
eyes of many, he committed no wrong. ;
Still, it probably rankles the sergeant.


BED TAX SOMETHING TO SLEEP ON
The bed tax, being proposed by the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners, would provide still another source of
revenue which our county can use without forcing its citizens to:
cough it up. On the surface, it looks like a win, win situation,
with the revenue used to finance even more growth,.
We pity the poor tourist. He is catching it from every comer..
what with the majority of the communities coming up with the'
same taxing source.
But consider, if you will, the type of tourist we get here in
Gulf County. He is usually a family man or an elderly person,
both on limited incomes. We don't get,-nor do we. want-the
type tourist other places attract who tear up as much as they'
create. Tourism is another industry, just like a boat factory,
which we build roads for, give tax breaks, build buildings, etc.
Why not consider giving the tourist a break in this respect,
thereby attracting even more of them to supply even more busi-
ness to our neighbors? Why injure the goose laying the golden
eggs?


I have spent a lot of time over
the years wondering what happens
to all the leftover Valentine candy."
I guess I was kinda ignorant of the.
whole Valentine's Day deal unuil
the first grade. It wasn't long after
the Christmas break that we went
to cutting out red hearts and pres-
ident's heads.
It's amazing the things you


Hunker Down With Kes


by Kesley Colbert


Was It Really Ever There?


learn in your first year of formal
schooling!
By the second grade we were
old hands. "Hey Greylene. I'll give
you one of my orange tarts II you'll
cut around Lincoln's beard for
me." We just naturally grew up
thinking there was some deep con-
nection between cupid, arrows,
chocolate, cheap "sending" cards .:
.... and Washington, Lincoln, top
hats, birthdays and poster boards.
'Course, to be honest,, there
wasn't much mystery about the
leftover candy in the early days--
there wasn't any! Mary E.
Pendleton ate it all at school. Leon
finished off any extra that might'a


got left Lying around the house. As
a matter of fact. if Leon liked what
you had better than w.'hat he had .
. he'd bust you up some and
take it. One of the things I didn t
have to go to school to learn was
the "nghts and declaraLions" of the
older brother.
But I wised up in a hurry-I'd
eat the good stuff before. I got
home. I,never was much on those
purple'. and orange "Be Mine",
"Forever Yours", "Love You" semi-
sweet tarts. I wanted the chocolate
covered, sugar laden, cream cen-
tered Bon-Bons.
"Hey Greylene. I'll trade yc.u
twenty-seven ,of these, delic ous


heart-shaped tarts and a magnet"
for that very small box of choco-'
lates."
"Hey LaRenda. I think I can get.
you a date with Nicky Joe. you-.
know he and I are best friends .
is that your Whitman's'
Sampler . ."
"Hey Nola, have you noticed .
how much weight Mary E. is'1
putting on. I think it's all. that
candy she's packing away. They,
say one piece of chocolate like;
you've got on the desk right there
can add as much as two pounds
when it is chemically broken down
in the body ......"
Shoot, I remember a couple of
Valentine's I had to borroW David
Mark's lunch sack to hold all the
goodies. And you're crazy if you
think I was just going to waltz in'
and "surrender" it. up to Leon.
Dave and I would eat every single,
piece before we got to the house .

"No ma'am, I think the squash
and peas look fine. I'm just not
hungry tonight. My stomach has
got the gripes or something."
"Me, too," David looked a little
white around the gills.
Leon was a'laughing and.
*a'talking and eatli squash like
there weren't gonnrabe no tomor-
row. '
By bedtime my whole system
was feeling a mite gummed up.
Mother offered me a choice-Black
Draught or S-S-S Tonic. You talk
about your devil and the deep blue
sea!
It took me a few years to real-
ize you could enjoy Valentine's
without getting sick.
Moderation is the key!
Moderation and Mary E. We
took to feeding her most of our left- r
over candy. She was a very good
sport about it. And you .couldn't.
embarrass her. A few years there,
in the latter elementary school
days, we took to saving our stuff,
then passing it on to Mary E. at
recess. She'd sit out on the mon-
key bars' 'aiid' wolf it all' down.
Amazing! Course, the really'anaz-'
ing thing was'VlarytVasn't quite as'
big as I have sometimes indicated .

She said, "Black what?"
By junior high, the church
sweetheart banquet had become
the rage and you were supposed to
ask a girl. That eliminated me and
. Yogi and Ricky Gene and Buddy .

A couple of .Valentine's Days
later and IP had a'little different
perspective on that girl 'stuff.' I .
kinda wanted to give Charlotte
Melton "a small token of our
friendship" in the form of a card,
maybe a box of candy . I
wanted her to know I thought she
was special.
I sought Leon out for some
brotherly advice. He studied my
situation for a moment, "Not
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)


The Polish Grits Served Oh the Side Were Good, Too!
I ATE FANCY last Thursda wount.a.. L River Club in Jacksonville
for close! that.


evening. It was fancy because the
menu was in French [I think] and
the waiter wore a tuxedo. Every
different thing on the menu came
in a separate course and it'took
nearly two hours to eat it; a fif-
teen minute chore. in most res-
taurants.
But this wasn't "most restau-
rants". It was a meal prepared
and served by the graduating
class of the school of culinary
arts at Gulf Coast Community
College.
Frenchie and I went over with
the Kiwanis Club "to break bread
in the genteel manner and get a
little culture along the way. I was
sort of at a disadvantage, having
to delicately' cut every morsel I
put in my mouth with a fork and
knife and there was no eating the
chicken by holding it between my
fingers, either. Excuse me. That's
"Smoked Cornish game hen with
a wild mushroom Madeira sauce
over fresh herb polenta with cara-
melized cauliflower, glazed car-


rots and pearl onions."
It wasn't fried [or baked]
chicken!

WHEN WE SAT down to "din-
er" not supper, but "dinnah" .
. I was introduced to "a table full
of knives, forks and spoons which
spread out on either side of my
plate for about a foot. It was an
adventure just deciding which
utensil to use.
The plate which was sitting at
each of our place settings wasn't
to place food in; it was there to
place the plate which was holding
the food! Honest! Not a morsel of


food [which is what they served at,
one time, and altogether like a'
drill team] touched that plate. It
didn't dare!
About four of the eight or ten
waiters or waitresses which!
served us, would all meet at a'
single table, carrying their mor-'
sels, line up in a straight line,
come to attention, and, on signal,
set the food down to everyone at
the same time. .
I have eaten in fancy places'
before, but that is the first time I,
have seen the waiters and wait-
resses synchronize their service.
Several years ago, a group I was
in were guests of Mr. Ball in the


"dinner". Now, that was a, fancy
place They didn't even have pric-
es on the menus. I couldn't even
read them if m if they had, because
those menus, too, were printed in
some foreign language or code.
:Those o alterss and waitresses
"didn't serve in synchronization.
This Gulf Coast Culinary Arts
class introduced me to something
new!

WE STARTED OFF with "sea-
food strudel with a sherried lob-
ster cream sauce"; the best tast-
ing dish on the menu [which was
all good, but I didn't know what I
was eating until they served that
miniature chicken.] ,
That's apple strudel, with
chunks of shrimp, crab legs and
scallops replacing the apples.
Then we were served "puree
of roasted sweet red pepper".
That tasted like spicy tomato
soup! It wasn't exactly like the
sweet potato soup I. had for
Christmas dinner, but it was


Next, we were served "Spin-
ach salad with warmed prosciut-
to, onion and demi-glace vinai-
grette sauce". That was a handful
of spinach leaves with a splash of
vinegar. It. took longer to read
whatit was on the menu, than it
took to eat it. But, I'll admit, spin-
ach is right &asty as a salad.
Then came a dash of "fresh
fruit sorbet Intermezzo". What
that was, was two marble-size
frozen marbles of some
kind of raspberry something. I
don't eat raspberries, but I man-
aged to chew these up.

NOW WE ARE ready for the
"choice of entree".
We were offered "smoked cor-
nish game hen with a wild mush-
room madiera sauce over fresh
herb polenta with caremelized
cauliflower, glazed carrots and
pearl onions" as one of the
dishes.
I recognized about half of the
ingredients in this dish so I chose


Did you ever try to eat a cor-
nish game hen, using a knife and'
fork? [the fourth one from the
end].
I wrestled with that thing for
about a half hour, finally getting
some sustenance off the bone. If I
had that thing at home I could
have picked it up with my fingers
and gnawed the meat off in short
order. It WAS tasty
You know what that "polenta"
stuff was which was on the side?
It was foreign grits! No joke! I
asked one of the waitresses what'
it was and she told me, 'That's
Polish grits!"
So everything wasn't French,
after all!
My alternate for the entree .
. excuse me entr6e, was:
"Roasted tenderloin of beef with a
mignonette-croustade, sauce
poivrade, onion rings and broccoli
with hollandaise sauce."
Wouldn't you have chosen
chicken, too? Even with the
Polish grits?


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


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TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements
the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than
amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The
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Letters
provide.
He also encourages people
interested in reef construction to
consider joining the Gulf County
Reef Committee. The purpose of
the reef committee is to try and
establish as much fish habitat as
possible while considering the
needs of the commercial fishing


from Page 1


industry.
A grant was obtained in 1997
to place 170 "reef balls" on Sandy
Reef, located west of Cape San
Blas in approximately 95 feet of
water. This marks the second
phase of a project which began by
placing concrete from a bridge
which was removed from Highway


98 between Port St. Joe and
Apalachicola.
Support letters for "Eagle
Harbor Reef' (hand written or
typed) should be sent or hand
delivered to: Artificial Reef, 402
Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL
32456. For further information,
contact Bill Kennedy at 227-7200.



Need for


House

Numbers

Is Told

'There is only, one task to
complete to have the county com-
pletely covered with protection for
emergency services," county 911
director Marshall Nelson told the
Kiwanis Club Tuesday.
'We. need for each property
owner to put up identifying num-
bers, so they can be located by
the providers of any emergency
services, quickly and correctly."
he continued. "We now have a
state-of-the-art dispatching sys-
tern in place. Now, all we need is
to have every building in the
county properly identified."
Nelson told how the dispatch-
ing system will pin-point the loca-
tion from which a call is received
the minute a phone connection is
made. Information immediately
comes up on a screen. Identifying
a calling station and any pecu-
liarities the emergency crews
should be aware of and expect to
find at any particular location.
"For Instance. if a person with a
history of heart problems lives in
the location from which the call is
received, that information comes
up on the screen as the suspect-
ed reason for a call for help. If a
person suffers from asthma, or
any one of a number of chronic
ailments, the emergency crews
are alerted to that fact," Nelson


Net Limitation, Our Readers

Not Net Ban Write


Article 10, Sec. 16, of the
Florida Constitution. "Net Limita-
tion Amendment." is just what it
sayP:,. limiting marine net fish-
ing." To me. that isno,pt9 hard to
understand. hut the- state bu-,
reaucrats are.perverting the issue
by calling it, "A Net Ban."
We have worked hard for the
past three years trying to clear up
the delusion that the Marine
Fisheries Commission. Marine


~Letter's


Patrol, -DEP, Florida Wildlife Fed-
eration. Sierra Club. and Coastal
Conservation Association has per-
verted by calling Art. 10. Sec. 16,
a -Net Ban." Once again, no
where in the Florida Constitution
do the words, "Net Ban," exist.
These bureaucrats, leaders of the


M., K (W LI'1L^- PI W
.*.,1a, Valentine's Day, it presented each employee
A Little Extra with a long-stemmed, red rose along with
their check. Presenting the roses were, le4
Florida Coast Paper Company presented to right, Johnny Bryant, Keith Schell, Tom-
its employees with more than a paycheck on my Gaskin, Brad Price, Jay: Tomlin, Karen
payday, Thursday. To celebrate the coming Borden and Jimmy Cooley.


stressed.
Keep Address Current
"It's important that citizens
contact the phone company with
any change of address, so they
can be properly located. The ad-
dress which is printed with your
phone number in the telephone
.book is the address carried in our
location computers." the speaker
said. "It is important that you
'keep your address current and


We are not trying to over-
throw Article 10, Section 16, but
to use the gear allowed us by the
Constitution.
These bureaucrats and oth-
ers are perverting the law be-
cause it is popular to bash the
fishing industry. Think about. it.
If you do not believe me, get the
law and read it yourself. A copy
can be found in your local library.
The great man that made the
previousi statement was Abra-
ham Lincoln. None of these bu-
reaucrats. leaders of these organi-
zations and unscrupulous sports


post your house number in a con-
spicuous place."
Nelson gave credit to the
phone company. "They own and
maintain our system. Without
them. we wouldn't have the so-
phisticated system we now have
to protect our citizens," he said.
A related story Is in this
week's issue of The Star. urging
homeowners to correctly post
their number.


winters even closely resemble
Abraham Lincoln.
The Florida Constitution al-
lows: 2 to 500 square foot trawls.
seines. rectangular nets and oth-
er combo nets. This gear fulfills
the intent of what the voters
passed, namely, [it] protects the
resources and stops the unneces-
sary killing, overfishing, and
waste.
"It is not a net ban, but a net
limitation."
-Ray Pringle, Jr.
Executive Director of the
Florida Fishermen's Federation


Horticulture
Workshop Set
A citrus horticulture work-
shop, led by Roy Carter and
Wayne Bridges, will be held on
Tuesday. March 9, beginning at
6:30 p.m. at the Port St. Joe Gar-
den Club Center. One of the top-
ics covered that evening will be
budding satsumas. There is no
charge to attend, and everyone is
invited to participate.


'Wt4ctem v"-"w"d-
Camellias. dozens eo vane-l-es Satsuma,
Orange, Kumquats. Grapeliui. Lemon grafted
or special stock thai a.I l ake low 20's Fruit
trees for this area: apple; peach, pear, plum, fig,
blueberry, .grape, Japanese persimmon, pome-
granate, pecan, chinky pin. Dogwood, red, pink,
while, red bud. lulip. magnolia, crepe myrtle,
.f weeping willow. oak leal hydrangea.
Bradford pear, azaleas, sod &
assorted landscape plants and materials,etc.
Delivery available
MAU-"\L1ZSEV


-aforementioned organizations and
fraudulent sports writers are not
telling the truth.
A great man once said., The
people are the masters of both
Congress and the courts, not to
overthrow the Constitution. but
to overthrow the men who pervert


Robbers Hit Local Supermarket


-PSJPD Report

On Saturday, February 14. at
about 9:00 p.m., an unidentified
black male entered Marina
Groceries on Monument Avenue
in Port St. Joe displaying an
implied firearm. The individual
proceeded to demand money from
the two clerks who were working
the store's registers at the time..
,After getting an undisclosed


Kesley

(From Page 2)
Charlotte, she eats too much. Get
some chocolates for Anne
Alexander. She nibbles like a bird.
She won't take two pieces!
Naturally, out of appreciation she
'.* will offer most of the box back to
you. All the girls will oooh and
awww. Charlotte will be miffed for
a couple of days and then she will
realize what a good thing she's
about to miss out on. She'll be
chasing you"
"You're gonna get the candy
and the girl-son, you can't lose."
Things always sounded good
when Leon said them. They just
never seemed to work out exactly
like he said them.
Anne gave my five dollar box of
candy to Hollis Mayo and
Charlotte never spoke to me again!
I married Cathy Cotham.
Listen. I've earned a living in this
newspaper recounting the.. eating
habits. of that family! They'll jump
on a chocolate covered morsel like
a dog on a bone. They circle
February 14 like they do July- 4
and Maypole barbeque day and
Thanksgiving .......
The long and short of all this
.is, if you've got any leftover
,Valentine remnants this week, how
;'bout bringing a piece or two by the
house. For half a century I've been
hearing stories, looking around
Jfor, and wondering about all this
Post holiday "extra" candy-I have
,just never actually seen any of it .
*'. *
Respectfully,
Kes


amount of cash from them, he,
ordered the clerks to the back of
the store and then fled the scene,.
The incident is currently
under Investigation by Sgt. Butch
Arendt of the Port St. Joe Police
Department.

Tuesday. February 10th,
Laura E. Jones. of Port St. Joe,
was arrested and charged with
cheating and theft of money.
Jones allegedly manipulated :
an elderly couple into giving her
money through fraudulent
means. Also, while she was at
their residence, she was reported
to have taken other monies with-
out knowledge: or consent of the
owners.
PSJPD Sgt. Butch Arendt is
investigating the matter.

During the period January
29th to February 10th, a ware-
house occupying Lots 23 and 25
on First Street in Port St. Joe was
burglarized by persons)
unknown.
The burglar(s) removed furni-
ture from the storage building
which is used by St. Joe
Furniture Company. The property
reported to have been stolen was
a six foot high by four foot wide
wardrobe, all constructed of wood
and having two doors.
Anyone having information
regarding the incident, i.e., the.
identification of the culprit(s) or
the location of the item stolen, is
asked to call the Port St. Joe
Police Department at 229-8265.
PSJPD Officer Cross is cur-
rently investigating the theft.

Richard G. Sheed, of
Pensacola, was arrested in the
early morning hours of Saturday,
February 14, after allegedly dri-
ving away from the Shell Station
in Port St. Joe without paying for
gas he had pumped into his vehi-
cle.
The business' clerk reported
the incident, and an immediate
B.O.L.O. was issued by PSJPD
Officer Martin. Sheed was
stopped a short time later by
GCSO Deputy Everette and
returned to Port St. Joe where he


was arrested for retail theft.

At approximately 4 a.m.: bon
February 15, James Melton
Smith. Jr.. of St. Joe Beach. was
arrested in the vicinity of Avenue
A and Apollo Street m Port St. Joe
and charged with driving under
the influence.


Sheriff's Beat


.Tommy Wayne Thomas, 34, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested last
Wednesday, February 11, on out-
standing warrants for petit theft,
burglary and failure to.pay child
support.' '
Thomas was arrested by Gulf
County Sheriff Frank McKeithen
and Captain Joe Nugent after
they recognized him riding a bike'
along Highway 71, near Florida
Mining 'Company.
While answering' a call' in the
Stone Mill 'Creek area last
Thursday, February 12, Deputies
Paul Beasley and Vince Everette
were investigating a comriiplaint by
Richard Mullinax that he was
receiving harassing phone calls.
While discussing the incident
with Mullinax, the deputies were
advised by dispatch that he was
wanted for violation of probation.
on charges of armed trespassing
in Calhoun County.
They took the complaint and
then placed Mullinax under
arrest. He was later transferred to
the Calhoun County, Jail.
Sunday, February 15,
Auxiliary Sergeant James
Newsome and Auxiliary .Deputy
Nicole Gant were forced off the
road near Whitfield Hill, north of
White City.
They then pursued and
stopped the suspect vehicle.
Deputy Tim Hightower arrived on
the scene shortly after the stop to
assist with the investigation.
While talking with the sus-
pect, Andy Ray Cook (of Kinard),
it was determined he was disori-
ented. After further investigation,
he was arrested and taken to the
Gulf County Jail on charges of
driving under the influence.


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G.E.D. Test to be


Stephanie Norris
Norris Graduates
Congratulations to Stephanie
Norris, who. recently graduated
from Tom P. Haney Vocational
School as an L.P.N. Ms. Norris
finished her training and gradu-
ated with her class on Friday, De-
cember 19.
4 Stephanie is the daughter of
Roy Norris and Linda Grace and
the granddaughter of the late
D.J. (Apple) and June Norris and
the late Eula D. Grace.


BSJ "Employee
of the Month"
Bay St. Joseph Care Center is
pleased to announce that the
"Employee of the Month" for Feb-
ruary is none other than Jerome
Hannibal, for the dietary depart-
ment. Jerome, his wife Patricia,
and three sons moved here from
Orlando. :.
i He has been employed at Bay '
St. Joseph Care Center for four
years and has an excellent repu-
tation in the kitchen. You don't-
mess with his knives, and you
don't put your finger or two cents;,
worth into his recipes.


LOST: Female cat grey tabby, fat'&
very friendly/ spayed, still has claws,
indoor cat. Missing over a week in vicini-
ty of 8th st. 229-1013 or 229-
8271 ext. 210. $100 Reward.:


Say You Saw It In 'Zie Star!


Adopt a Pet Today
The Gulf County has several
nice dogs available for adoption.
These include three walker
hounds, one blue henna, one
long-haired lab, a young male
rottweiler, and a shepherd/collie/
chow mixed breed with a very
good disposition.
To adopt a dog, please call
the Gulf County Sheriff Depart-


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Given In
You are eligible to take the
G.E.D. test if you are not enrolled
in, and have not graduated from.
high school, and you meet the
requirements with regard to age,
the length of time since you left
school, and residency.
Gulf County Adult Education
provides the instruction you may
need for the tests. You can talk to
the instructors to decide whether
you need to study for all of the
tests, or if you only need to brush
up your skills in a few areas.
The G.E.D. test is a test of the
areas of writing skills, social stud-
ies, science, literature and the
arts, and mathematics. Even
though you have not finished high
school, you have probably gained
knowledge and skills through
experience, reading, and informal
training.
The G.E.D. tests are
designed to measure the impor-


Annalisa Brooke Childress
Look Who's Two
On January I1, friends and
family helped Annalisa Brooke
Childress celebrate her second
birthday with a "101 Dalmatian"
party at the home of her Aunt
Sharon.. .
Annalisa is the daughter of
David and Debbie Childress and
the granddaughter of, Mr. and
Mrs. Roger Beasley. Mr. and Mrs.
Gary Davis, all of Gulf County,
and Mr. and Mrs. David Chil-
dress, Sr. of Pensacola.


ment at 227-1115 or call the St.
Joseph Bay Humane Society at
.227-1103.


Gulf Co.
tant knowledge and skills, usual-
ly learned during four years of
high school, that you may have
obtained in a different manner.
The G.E.D. test will be given
in Gulf County on February 27th
and February 28th at the Gulf
County Adult School in Port St.
J.oe. The cost is $25 for the com-,
plete test.
Registration will be held at
the Gulf County Adult School,
located at 2855 Long Avenue in
Port St. Joe, and must be com-
pleted by 12 noon on February
26th. Questions may be
addressed to Merri Christie at
227-1744.

Offers Scholarships

Cora Sue Robinson, Gulf,
,County Supervisor :of Elections,
would like to announce that the
Florida State Association of Su-
pervisors of Elections will be
awarding three $1200.00 scholar-,
ships at their annual convention
in June.
To be eligible you must be ei-
ther a journalism or government
major and enrolled or accepted as
a full-time student in a senior col-'
lege or a university in Florida. If
you would like more information
about the eligibility requireients-,
of this scholarship, please come
by the elections office located in
the Gulf County Courthouse or
call 229-6117.

Seniors to Hold
Outreach Program
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens will be conducting Outreach
on February 26 at Rich's IGA in
Wewahitchka, -from 10:00 a.m.
until 11:00 a.m., as they contin-
ue to inform the public about the
services available to the elderly
aged 60 and over.

Red Stocking
Revue Feb. 27-28
The Woman's Club of Pana-
ma City will present the Red
Stocking Revue on February 27
and 28 at the Marina Civic Center
Auditorium. The "Meet the Direc-
tor Party" has been scheduled for
February 10 at the Woman's Club..
Building.
Although.,.thi Job,llie-like I,
duction was initiated in 1942"-'a
a fund raiser for the Junior Wom"
en's Club, it has been continued'
by the general club and has be'
come a biennial community en,
:ertainment project, as well as a
fund-raiser.
Profit from the Red Stocking
Revue stays In the community
and supports the Woman's Club
,charities including Hospice. Jun'
ior Museum, the Domestic Vio
lence program, a scholarship to a
Florida college for a high school)
graduate and many others.
Local residents provide the
talent for this unique show, and
registration for participation will
be at the "Meet the Director Par-
ty". For more information, please
call Adelaide Ware at (850) 769-
1063 or Lamar Barbay at (850)
785-1439.

Former Resident
Makes "Who's Who"
Troy State University student
Calondra Lynnette White of Port
St. Joe has been selected for the
1997/1998 edition of Graduaidte
Who's Who Among Students in
American Universities and Colleg-
es.
Ms. White is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Carl White, Sr. CA-
londra is among 34 Troy StatA


University students who have
been selected as national out-
standing leaders.
Campus nominating commit-
tees and editors of the annual di-
rectory have included the names
of these students based on their
academic achievement, service to
the community., leadership in ex-
tracurricular activities and poten-
tial for continued success.
: They join -an elite group of
. st dekts., selected from more tha
1,900 institutions of higher learn,
ing in all 50 states, the District of
Columbia and several foreign na-
tions. Outstanding students have
been honored in the annual direc-
tory since it was first published
in 1934.

SGCVFD Social
The South Gulf County
Volunteer Fire Department will be
having a covered dish social on
Saturday. February 28th at 7:00.
p.m. at Treasure Bay Lodge on,
Highway C-30. .
This will be an opportunity to
,meet the firefighters and mem-
bers of the fire department and
maybe your next door neighbor.
Please come and bring your
favorite covered dish and bever-
age. everything else will be fur-
nished. They look forward to see-.
ing you there.

O.E.S. Honors Blount
The Gulf Chapter 191, Order
of the Eastern Star, presented a.
memorial in honor of Elwyn
Blount on February 2. Mrs.
Bloint, a faithful member for
many years of the order died on
January 26.
The order draped its charter
in memory of Mrs. Blount.


Society News

Guidelines...
The Star is happy to publish
your society, news, engagements,
weddings, etc. However, our policy
is that ALL items submitted must
be CURRENT EVENTS. WeddingsI
will be published if they are pre-
sented for publication within 10
weeks of the date .of the wedding.
: There is ,no charge ,for the
publication of these memorable
events in your lives. Photographs
should be 5x7, and of good quali-
ty for reproduction. If your photo
isn't a 5x7, a S5.00 charge will,be
made to size it.
Thank you for your, coopera-
tion in bringing the community
your news.

AARP Meeting
The Mexico Beach branch of
the AARP will hold its February
meeting on Friday. February 20,
at the Civic Center, beginning at
1:00 p.m., CT. The guest speaker
for the afternoon will be Sarah
Maddox, R.N. Following a short
,meeting, coffee and cookies will
be served.


PSJ Class of 1978
Planning Reunion i
The class, of 1978 will meet,
Monday, February 23 at the Gulf
County Senior citizens Building
at 6:30 p.m. Plans will be dis-
cussed for the 20 year reunion.
Contact Diana Sealey at 229-
8768 for more information.













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Port St. Joe fire truck and below they clamber aboard military vehicles.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1998 PAGE 5A


Teachers Share School.to-Work Strategies


The John C. Gainous V.F.W.
Post #10069 Ladies Auxiliary
helped the residents of Bay St.
Joseph Care Center in Port St.
Joe celebrate Valentine's Day.
The ladies gave each resident
a Valentine and served them cup-
cakes, heart-shaped cookies, ice
cream and punch which the resi-


dents really enjoyed.
Shown in the adjacent photo
with a few of the residents (one
being "Queen") is Arnetta
Henderson, Ginny Seefeldt and
Betty Rudd.
Chicken Barbecue Soon
On February 28th, the John


C. Gainous V.F.W. Post #10069
will be holding a chicken barbe-
cue at Frank Pate Park. In con-
junction with that, the Ladies
Auxiliary will be holding a bake
sale to earn money for cancer aid
and research. Go on out for some
good food. Watch for further news
on the menu, time, and cost!


At Second Annual
Region I Workforce
Development Meeting

On February 12, seven Gulf
County teachers presented their
School-To-Work strategies at the
second annual Region I Workforce
Development meeting in
Sandestin. These teachers have
developed innovative approaches
to incorporating the SCANS com-
petencies into their curriculums,
and they are a driving force in
preparing all students for the
world of work.
Presenting from Port St. Joe
High were Martha Weimorts,
Lewana. Patterson and Heather
Rish. Ms. Weimorts was the first
teacher in Florida to teach
Emerging Technology in Business
and shared her teaching methods,
materials and syllabus.,

-. Ms. Patterson, and. Ms. Rish'
have incorporated applied com-
riunications into all their English
courses. Utilizing this approach
affords each student the
opportunity to experience both'
oral and written communication
skills required in various levels of.
employment.


Representing Wewahitchka
High were Tim Hammon and Sara
Joe Wooten. Mr. Hammon's TV
production classes prepare, as
part of their course requirements,
a career exploration interview.
Students select a field of interest,
research and compose interview
questions, conduct the interview,
edit, and broadcast the finished
product to the student body.
Ms. Wooten presented the
Career Awareness Program (CAP)
which allows students to shadow
a career of their choice for two
days. Students must apply for the
shadowing opportunity, meet aca-
demic and behavior require-
ments, and share their experience
with fellow students.
Micah Peak and Margaret
Ellmer shared their Mentoring
Middle School Girls in Non-tradi-
tional Careers camp held last
summer in Port St. Joe and in
Wewahitchka. These ladies proved
that cooperative learning can be a
reality.
Girls from both schools par-
ticipated in activities which pro-
moted career exploration: field
trips, guest speakers, researching
individual interests and other
techniques provided a fun-filled
educational week.
This week-long endeavor was
supported by many local busi-


nesses and parents. For this they
say, "Many thanks ,and you are
appreciated!"
The teachers attended other
sessions designed to aid in work-
force development, but none were
as creative or well done as their
program. The Gulf County school
system is extremely proud of
them and the fact that all expens-
es were paid by STW funds that
they earned by participating in
writing mini-grants.


Oh My Lordy,

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Has



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40!1
Happy
Birthday,
We love You!
JOAN AND CO DY
1tp2/19


Addie M. P. Kerr
Addle Mae Peterson Kerr, 77,
of Port St. Joe passed away at
2:40 a.m. friday morning,
February 13 at Gulf Pines
Hospital. Shed was born and
reared in Indian Pass Beach. She
worked for Mr. and Mrs. J. T.
McNeill, Sr. for several years. She
moved to Port St. Joe in 1970 and
made it her home until her death.
She was a member of Thompson
Temple First Born Church' of the
Living God in Port St. Joe.
Survivors include two devoted
daughters, Katherine Clark of
Port St. Joe, and adopted, Mary
Alice Kimble (Charlie) of Lake
City; one son, Donnell Peterson of
Lakeland; six sisters, four very
devoted, Alice Williams of Port St.
Joe, Minnie Clark (Willie) of
Apalachicola, Dorothy Williams of
Pensacola, Rosa Custer (Ralph) of
Reddin, Virginia, Beatrice
Williams (known as "Bee") of Lake
Wales and Cora Kirkland -of
qi Apalachicola:. -two .'brothers.
Lucious Petetron' ( eanette) of
Apalachicola and Willie Williams
of Lakes Wales; nine grandchil-
dren, Lisa North, Donna Peterson,
Charlotte, Jermaine, Natasha
Daniel, Tia, Kahara and Carlos;
13 great-grandchildren; three
uncles, Willie Godbolt of
Champaign, New Jersey, Henry
Godbolt (Lois) of Tampa and
Stephen Godbolt of Orlando; one
aunt, Della Mae Godbolt of
Orlando; a step-grandmother,
Della Godbolt of Cross City;
numerous nieces, nephews, and
cousins; four very special friends, :
Willola Wright and Clarrisa
Williams, both of Port St. Joe and
Pearl Jones (Waddell) and Vernell
Smith (Jab-bo), both of Panama
City.
Funeral services will be held
at 2 o'clock p.m., ET, on,
Saturday, February ; 21 at
Thompson Temple iFirst Born
Church of the Living God in Port
St. Joe with Bishop H, W. Willis
officiating. Services are under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home.


Sarah Broxton
Sarah Beth Helms Crews
Broxton, 75, died Sunday, Febru-
ary 8, in Louisiana. Mrs. Broxton
* was born in Santa Rosa County,
and had been residing in Pine-
ville, Louisiana. She was a mem-
ber of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include her daugh-
ter and son-in-law, Billie and Jim
Davidson .of Pineville, Louisiana;
a sister, Mary Earl Helms Smith
of White City; eight grandchil-
dren; 19 great-granchildren; and
numerous neices and nephews.
Funeral services were held at
1:00 p.m., on Wednesday, Febru-
ary 11, at the Lewis Funeral
Home Chapel in Milton, with Rev.
'Frankie Godsey officiating. Burial
,followed in the Milton Cemetery.
All arrangements were han-
dled by Lewis 'uneral Home.


George E. Whitfield
George E. Whitfield, 76, of
Wewahitchka, died Friday eve-'
ning in Panama City. He was a
native and lifelong resident of
Gulf County and was a member
of the United Pentecostal Church
of Wewahitchka.
Survivors include his wife,
Bernice L. Whitfield of Wewa-
hitchka; his 11 children: Fay
Stewart of Panama City, Alberta
Bellew of Apalachicola, Joyce
^ Sims of Panama City, Johnny
Whitfield of Pensacola, Lonnie
Whitfield of Wewahitchka, Caro-


lyn Collins, Catherine Collins,
Audrey Cook of Wewahitchka,
Donnie Whitfield of Wewahitchka,'
Teena Hayes of. Highland View,
and Darlene Bozeman of Wewa-
hitchka; 28 grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren; three sisters
and two brothers. ,
He lay in state at the Com-
forter Funeral Home on Sunday,
February 15, and the funeral ser-
vice was held on Monday, Febru-
ary 16 at the Word of Life Holi-
ness Church in White City, with
Rev. James Friddle officiating. In-
terment followed in the family
plot in Cypress Creek Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funer-
al Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.


Kailee G. Kerigan
-Kailee Grace Kerigan died
peacefully in her home Friday,
February 13. She was born in
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
on February 2 to Jack arid
Sharlyn Kerigan. During her
short life, Kailee truly enriched
the lives of all she touched
through her beauty, strength and
love.
Kailee is survived by her par-
ents and big sister, Jaclyn, 2, of
Lewisville, North Carolina.
Paternal grandparents are John
J. and Lynn Kerigan of Mexico
Beach, as well as, great-grand-
mother, Ruth Ramsey of Port St.
Joe.: Maternal grandparents are
'Mike and Sherry Trombley of
Mexico Beach and Dr. Gene
Cruse, as well as great-grandpar-
ents, Ebert and Vera Cnbbs of
Sebrinng. Her uncles include Pat
Kerigan of San Diego, California,
Steve Kerigan of Pensacola, Tim
Kerigan of Tallahassee, and
Shawn Cruse of Ft. Myers.
A. celebration of Kailee's life
was held Sunday at Sunrise
United Methodist Church in
Lewisvile, /.North Carolina.
Reverend Michael Ramsey led a
special grave side service
Wednesday. February 18 at 3
p.m.. ET. at Holly Hill Cemetery in
Port St. Joe. Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe handled the
arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family
asks that donations be made to
the Kailee Grace Kerigan
Memorial Trust c/o Sunrise
United Methodist Church, P. 0.
Box 266, Lewisville, North
Carolina 27023 to fund medical
research.

Mary Mae
(Pittman) Land
Mary Mae (Pittman) Land, 87,
of Wewahitchka, died Friday after
a lengthy illness at the home of
her daughter. Almer Sowell in
Warner Robins, Georgia. She was
preceded in death by her hus-
band John E. Land.
Mrs. Land is survived by her
five daughters: Bertha Thomas of
Port St. Joe, Viola Kemp and Oliv-
ia Moore of Wewahitchka, Thelma
Fulford of Jacksonville, and Alm-
er Sowell of Warner Robins, Geor-
gia; three sons: C.J. Land of We-
wahitchka, Roy Land and Ernest
Land, both of Wilmington, North
Carolina; 20 grandchildren; 29
great-grandchildren; and three
great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral services were
held on Monday, February 16 at
10:00 a.m., CT, at the Glad Tid-
ings Assembly of God Church. In-
terment followed in the family
plot in Kemp Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funer-
al Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.


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tance being awarded.
He explained the energy
assistance program helps needy
families by offering some financial
assistance with these needs. The
weatherization program is intend-
ed to make houses that qualify
"weather-tight" therefore reduc-
ing energy needs to those who
qualify economically.
Bellesack has office hours
during the weekdays in both Port
St. Joe and Wewahitchka. He can
be : reached* at the. Washington
Improvement Group office on
Wednesday and Thursday; the
Port St. Joe Senior Citizens build-
ing on Friday; and at the
Wewahitchka Senior Citizens
building on Monday and Tuesday.
In Other Business
*Mayor Johnny Linton
advised the board of a workshop
Tuesday, February 24 at 5:00
with Gulf County Commissioners,
Wewahitchka' commissioners and
the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society.
*Board unanimously agreed
to pay 810,000 to Preble-Rish,
Inc. Consulting Engineers for
additional services incurred out-
side the parameters of the marina
construction engineering con-
tract. Those Items included over-
seeing the demolition of the old
Hess Oil tanks, sand removal,
obtaining a binding letter of intent
from DCA and several other pro-
jects.,
*Granted a utility permit to
General Telephone Company.









VV. U

Banquet Saturday in
Celebration of Black
History Month
Black History Month is being
celebrated by the Association for
Community Action sponsoring a
"Soul Food" Banquet on Satur--
day, February 21st at 7:00 p.m.


*Agreed to request Gulf
County to put stripes on several
roads in the city.
*Mayor Linton advised the
board St. Joe Land and
Development had agreed to give
the city a price on property
behind the Centennial baseball
field for the Rotary Club to con-
struct a "Scout Hut" on.

Health Department's
Educational Seminar
Hey, Gulf County!
It's that time of year again-
the Gulf County Health
Department is raising funds to
help the cervical/prostate cancer
screening program. Health
department officials will be offer-
ing an educational seminar on
February 21st at 9:00 a.m., ET.
Learn how to read nutritional
labels, learn the facts on cancer
screening, and much more. Join
them at the Port St. Joe High
School gym for the event. A $7
donation will be asked at the door.
Proceeds will go to the Gulf
County Health Department to
help fund the free cancer screen-
ing clinics.

C.P.U. is Forming
Women's Support
The Citizens Patrol Unit' of
Port St. Joe has announced its
_plans to form a support group for
women living in the Gulf County
area.
For more information on their
plans an'd goals for the group,
please call Jenatta Rouse at (850)
647-3932.


at the Washington Recreation
Center in North Port St. Joe.
.Citizens of the local commu-
nity are asked to bring a covered
dish to be shared during this
hour of fellowship and cultural
awareness. A program of cultural
presentations will be done by the
community youth. This event is
free to the public.


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developed an initiative to assist
you in launching a family child
care home business or help exist-
ing family child care homes and
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Supportive services include:
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Tobacco Free
Partnership

Recently a monetary settle-
ment was reached between tobac-
co companies and the State of.
Florida. Each ;cotinty in the state
is receiving funds from that set-
tlement to implement Tobacco,
Free Partnerships whose mission
is to reduce the acceptability and
accessibility of tobacco products
by youths.
Maximum: youth involvement
is the first priority in establishing


VFW Upcoming
Annual BBQ
The VFW will be holding its
annual BBQ chicken dinner on
Saturday. February 28th from
11:00 a.m.- until, at Frank Pate
Park. There will be a $5.00 dona-
tion for 1/2 chicken, beans, cole-
slaw and bread.

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.
Meals can also be purchased at
the Frank Pate Park.
Lunch will consist of a large
barbecue beef sandwich, chips,
pickles and iced tea. A donation,
of $3.00 is being asked for eachW'
plate. Please call 229-8466 to'
place your orders.


February Customer
Appreciation at
Julie's on Reid

$4.99 Supper Buffet
from 6-8 p.m.,
Tuesday- Friday
We'd like to thank our
customers for all their support!


K


The local office of 3600 was paid a visit ence" a race car ride. Shown with the simu-
by this race car simulator on the day prior lator are, from left: Carol Allen, Wendy
to the running of the "NAPA 300" at Daytona Bradley, Shirley Moates, the operator with
Speedway on Saturday. Viewers of the simu- the simulator, Raleigh Sale and Julia
lator were invited to get inside and "experi- McQuaig.


this comprehensive tobacco pre-
vention, education, and enforce-
ment program. However, commu-
nity support is essential to realize
the goal of reduced tobacco con-
sumption in Gulf County by the
year 2000.


203 Fourth St.
Port St. Joe
Phone 227-1109
Sering'.
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Pancake Breakfast
Hidden Lagoon Restaurant of
Mexico Beach will be the setting
for the next fund raising event to
benefit the 1998 Mexico 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.


On February 25. at 4:00
p.m., ET, a meeting will be held
in the Gulf County Health De-
partment's conference room to lay
the foundation for a local branch.
Officers will be selected and part-
nership bylaws, availability of


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discussed. Any civic organiza-
tions, governmental agencies, mi-
nority organizations, religious
groups, as well as private citizen
who wish to participate, are invit-
ed to attend.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1998 PAGE 7A




Preble-Rish Classic Kicks Off Baseball Season


Forehand pitched solid innings in
relief of Davis. Blake Rish threw
the final inning for the Gators.
Josh Baxley, Tripp Atchison
and Daniel Gray each had dou-
bles. Ike Mincy had a single for
the Gators.
"We played a hard fought ball
game, and I saw a lot of things to
be encouraged about," said Coach
Jay Kearce.
"Our pitching was pretty
solid, but our defense struggled
and committed seven errors. We
have a lot of kids with injuries,
which puts kids in many different
positions than they normally play
. .I see good things happening
for this team when we get every-
one out and get healthy," said
Kearce.
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PORT ST. JOE 6, WEWAHITCHKA 3
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13
The Port St. Joe Sharks
bounced back from Thursdavy's
loss with Friday's win over the
Wewahitchka Gators for third


'si: 's


place in the Preble-Rish Classic.
The Sharks ignited a three
run fifth inning to break a 3-3 tie
to seal the victory. Jarred
Patterson and Wayne Summers
hit back-to-back solo home runs.
Wewahitchka then balked in the
Sharks' final run of the game.


Ryan Stephens picked up the win
on the mound for the Sharks.
Josh Baxley had two singles
and Kelly Forehand had an RBI
double for the Gators.
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WEWAOOO 000 0-0 00


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1 5


Dave Davis pitches against
Crestview for, the Gators in the
Preble-Rish Classic. .'


Grant Rish throws out the first ball to start the Preble-Rish
Baseball Classic in Wewahitchka as Gator Coach Jay Kearce looks
on.


PORT ST. JOE 6, BAY HIGH 8
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12
The Port St. Joe Sharks base-
ball team kicked off its 1998 sea-
son this past Thursday, February
12, in the Preble-Rish Classic..
The Sharks took a 6-3 lead into
the seventh inning, but Bay High
scored five runs in the top half of
the inning with the help of a
three-run home run.
Wayne Summers pitched the
first five innings for the Sharks
and gave up three runs. Ashley
Stephens went to the mound in
h6e sixth inning. Jarred Patterson
relieved Stephens in the seventh
and finished out the game.
Both Patterson and Matt
Terry had home runs for Port St.


V.O.D. Awards
Monday, February 9th, the
John CQ. Gainous V.F.W. Post,
#10069 and Ladies Auxihlarn held
an awards ceremony at Faith
Chnstian School in Port St. Joe
for the first and third place win-
ners in the Voice of Democracy
contest.
:Following .that ceremony,
they went on to Port St. Joe High
School where they awarded the


Small Business
Seminar at GCCC
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege's Small Business Develop-
ment Center will offer a seminar.
entitled, "Steps to Starting a
Small Business," on Tuesday,
March 3, from 6:30 p.m. through
:9:30 p.m. at Gulf Coast Commu-
,nity College in the Classroom
,building in Room CL107.
Are you compatible with
small business ownership? 'Is
your idea feasible? Topics also in-
clude a discussion on organiza-
;itonal requirements and licensing
,for a small business in Florida,
'personal financial assessment,
!credit checks, defining who is
your customer, location consider-
ations, and' employee require-
;ments. Active audience participa-.
!tion is encouraged.
p Reservations may be made by
paying a $15.00 registration fee
9 in advance at the Bay County
Small Business Incubator, locat-
ed at 2500 Minnesota Avenue,


Joe.
PSJ 103 002 0- 6 7j2
BAY 010 1'00 5- 810 2
Rickels, Vossen 4 and I-brey--
Wayne Summers, A. Stephens 6,
Patterson 7, and R. Stephens..
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WEWAHITCHKA 6, ,CRESTVIEW 11
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12
The Wewahitchka Gators
baseball team put up a hard
fought ball game. but fell short in
.Thursday night's game again
Crestview in the Preble-Rish
Classic.
Dave Da\is pitched four
innings and struck -out six bat-
ters, but picked up the loss. Kelly


second place winner.
S Shown in the above photos
are: Dick Seefeldt. Sr. Vice
Commander and V.O.D.
Chairman: Nicholas Blake,. first
place: Suzanne Davis. third place;
Sand Joan Phillips. Ladies
Auxiliary V.O.D. Chairman.
In the photo below. Seefeldt is
shown presenting the award to
Tracey Fitzgerald (second place).
Looking on is the principal of Port
St. Joe High School. Chris Earley'.
and Phillips.


Lynn Haven. For additional infor-
mation, please call the Incubatoi
at (850) 271-1108.

Sincere Thanks
Words are inadequate to
express our sincere thanks to our
many friends .for the kindness
shown our family during the
recent "going home" of our loved
one, Mable B. Strange. The world
will never be the same without
her. She was a true "prayer war-
rior" and will be missed by many.
A special thanks to Dr.
Michael Barnes, who was always
there for us, day or night, during
the last few weeks of her life.
Thanks so much to everyone
for the food, flowers, visits, and
mainly the many prayers. We
covet your prayers now, because
we miss her so bad. However, we
know she is truly "in the presence
of Jehovah", and that'makes it
bearable.
The Family of
Mable B. Strange


Shortstop Ashley Stephens turns a double play against Bay
High. Bay's Trent Moore (4) is out at second as second base-
man Matt Terry watches Stephens deliver the ball to first.


iSharks ,


Open riUP,


PORT STr. JOE 1 1, MACLAY "2
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17
The Port St. Joe Sharks base-,
ball team, last season's Class 3A
state champion, kicked off their
official regular season with an 11-
2 win over Maclay Tuesday after-
noon.
The Sharks scored four runs
in the second inning, which was,
enough for the win. Nlaclay nar-
rowed Port St. Joe's lead to 4-2
when they scored two runs in the,
top of the third inning. The
Sharks put the game out of reach
when they scored two runs in the
fifth and five runs in the sixth
inning.
Wayne Summers picked up
the win for the Sharks on the
mound. Summers pitched six
innings and gave up ,three hits,
four walks and one earned run.
He also struck out 10 batters.
Ashley Stephens pitched the sev-
enth inning and, allowed one hit
and struck out two.
Both Jarred Patterson and
Matt Terry went three for four
with one RBI to lead the Sharks,
offensively. Patterson also had a
double. Jim Faison and Joey
Mastro went two for three, while
Wayne Summers had a solo home
run.
PSJ 0,40 r025 x-1114 1
MAC 002 002 0 0-2 4'5
Sauls, Miller (3), McClay (6) and
Lewis.-Summers, A. Stephens
(6) and Mastro.

Umpire Clinic

Set for Saturday
Bob Wilson, president of the
r umpire association which services
many surrounding baseball
,. leagues, will be conducting two
umpire clinics for the local Dixie
SYouth and Dixie Boys leagues,
beginning Saturday, February
21st.
The second will be held on
Saturday, February 28th. Each
will begin 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 and
recommended for league coaches.
Please contact a board mem-
ber (Gary White, Travis Burge,
Suzanne Besore, Mike Todd,
Harlan and Donna Haddock) if
you would like to attend and offi-
ciate this season.

If YOU See News Happening...

Call The Star at 227-278


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Wayne Summers is shown on
the mound for the Sharks
against Bay High in the classic.

This Coming Week
on the Diamonds ..
The Port St. Joe Sharks will
play at 6:00 p.m.. ET. in Sneads
on Thursday, February 19.
The Lady Sharks softball
team will be on the road
Thursday. the 19th in Apalachi-
cola for a 3:00 p.m.. ET. game:
then will host Carrabelle Tuesday.
the 24th. in a 4:00 p.m.. ET,
gare.
The Wewahitchka Gators are
lined up for two road games this
week-Thursday (today) at
Malone beginning at 4:00 p.m.,
CT. and next Tuesday at Maclay
for a'2:30 p.m.. CT. game.


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Shark teammates wait. at home plate to greet Jarred
Patterson after his home run against Bay High.

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Sharks, Gators Finish




1, 2 In District 3 Play


Luke Taunton (23) puts up a three-pointer for the Gators as Mosi
Quinn (12) defends for the Sharks.


ST. JOE 64, WEWA 61
Tuesday, February 17
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
survived a hard fought ball game
from the Wewahitchka Gators to
win their. fifth straight District
Championship.
The Gators jumped out to an
early 17-11 first quarter lead, but
the Sharks bounced back to
outscore Wewa 17-13 in the sec-
ond. Cecil Jackson hit a three-
pointer in the final seconds of the
first half to give the Gators a 30-
28 lead going into halftime.
The Tiger Sharks bounced
back again in the third quarter
and outscored Wewa 12-6 to take
a 40-36 lead into the final period.
Wewa did outscore Port St. Joe
25-24 in the fourth quarter, but
could not pull off a desperation
three-point attempt.
Luke Taunton kept the
Gators in the ball game with his
two three-pointers in the final
minute of the game. Taunton also
led the Gators with a game-high
27 points and hit six of six from
the foul line. Cecil Jackson added
23 points for Wewa (15-12).
James Daniels was the high
point man for the Sharks with 21
points.
Tyson Pittman followed with
12 points and Rod Chambers
added 10 points for the Tiger
Sharks (20-9).
ST. JOE (64) Adkison 2, R.
Chambers 10. Daniels 21.
Jenkins 2, Larry 9. McNair 4,
Pittman 12, Quinn 2, Lewis 2.
WEWA (61) Jackson 23, Vann
1, Jones 3, Morris 7, L. Taunt6n
27...
ST. JOE 11 17 12 24 64
WEWA 17 13 6 25 61

WEWA 82, BLOUNTSTOWN 75
Friday, February 13
The Wewahitchka Gators
earned a play-off spot and a
chance at the District 3-2A
Championship with Friday night's
win over Blountstown.
The Gators struggled during
the first half and trailed 30-22 by
halftime. Wewa bounced back in.
the second half, outscoring the
Tigers 21-17 in the third and 21-
17 in the fourth to tie the game At
64-64 and send the game irito
overtime. "
The Gators took control dur-
ing the extra .period and
outscored Blountstown 15-8 for
the win.


Cecil Jackson paced the
Gators with his game-high 47
points, which included 17 of 21
from the foul line. Luke Taunton
added 21 points for Wewa (15-11).
WEWA (82) Jackson 47, Jones
6, Morris 5, L. Taunton 21, P.
Taunton 3.
BLOUNTSTOWN (75) Bess
22, Temples 2, Mosley 10,
Speights 19, Baker 15, Pratt 3,
Paige 4.
WEWA 111121 2415-82
B'TOWN 13 17 17 17 8-75


Cecil Jackson (0) pins James Daniels' slam dunk attempt to the
backboard, as Brand Jones (10) is shown on the court.

Sharks, Gators Regional

Basketball Playoffs Schedule


The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks will host
County Friday night 'at 7:30 ET in "The,
Wewahitchka's Gators will travel to Sneads
with a game time of 7:30 CT.


Liberty
Dome".
Friday,i


Softball Season;
Starting Today
The Port St. Joe High School
Lady Shark softball season be-
gins today, on February 19, at
4:30 p.m., ET, in Apalachicola.
The Sharks will take on Carra-
belle for their first home game.
which will be held on Tuesday,
February 24, at 4:00 p.m.
This year the Sharks lost a
few players, including pitcher and
second baseman Gena Johnson,
who is currently playing with the'
Gulf Coast Lady Commodores,
first baseman Jolvnne Parker and
outfielder Michelle Martin. Al-
though some of the players were
lost, the majority of them re-
turned to play for the Lady
Sharks. The following students
will be playing with the Lady
Sharks:
Seniors: Emily Thompson-
first base and Shella Hightower-
second base.


Juniors: Lindsay
third base; Sam
catcher; and Katie
outfield.


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revolving around the incident, but
an apparent "Grudge Match" vol-
leyball game between the county's
law enforcement personnel was
allegedly played Monday after-
noon.
The Gulf County Sheriffs
Office "Zero Tolerance" team ver-
sus the "PIllsbury. Dough Boys"-
or was that the "Onion Heads"
versus the "Blue Centurions".
Well, I guess it depends on whom
you talk to.
No clear answer could be got-
ten on the exact score of the two
games played before torrential
downpours and lightning short-
ened the match Monday.
Confidential sources did verify the
Gulf County Sheriffs Office won
both games.


Other sources insinuated
that home court advantage -(the
games were played at the dulf
County Courthouse complex,
adjacent to the Sheriffs Office)
had a role in the Sheriffs
Department win.
Some rumors were even
spread concerning a Florida
Highway Patrol officer who offici-
ated the game, possibly misapply-
ing the rules and manmade pot
holes .being dug on the Port St.
Joe Police Department's side of
the playing surface.
Both Gulf County Sheriff
Frank McKeithen and Police Chief
Jay Leffert have been ti0ght- -lipped,
totally refusing to discuss the
games for the sake of maintaining,
harmony among the two depart-
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has informed The Star that Chief
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The same Informant quoted
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1998 PAGE


Th Clofl9as o or S. o


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 Auditor of the Apalachicola Northern Railroad Company and its
affiliated companies, and many years as a Postmaster).

In 1909, work was begun on the 2,500 foot railroad pier into St.
Joseph Bay, complete with wharf facilities. By 1911 there were 13
sawmills with a total daily output of some 540,000 board feet, operating
along, the rail line. All were engaged in manufacturing export lumber.
World export shipments of lumber, naval stores and cotton began in April
1910 with the sailing of the Swedish barke "Henrietta" followed by the
English steamers "Birchwood" and "Cycle". The port traffic has continued
to be active to the present time.
After a townsite survey, the sale of lots, homes built, etc., the new
City of Port St. Joe was incorporated in the year 1913. The new town is
located about two miles north of the site of old St. Joseph. At the outset,
the town was provided with schools, churches, macadamized streets,
sidewalks, parks, recreation center and a 35-room hotel (Port Inn) over-
looking St. Joseph Bay. The Port Inn burned on October 25, 1944.
During 1911, the railroad shops and general offices were moved from
Apalachicola to Port St. Joe and an ice factory, electric plant and water
system that included an artesian well, 700 feet in depth, all were com-
pleted in that year.
From 1910, the railroad operated regularly scheduled summer
Sunday excursions to Port St. Joe, bringing passengers from all interme-
diate points on the railroad and from points in Alabama and Georgia
beyond the River Junction terminal, which is now called Chattahoochee.
The first train excursion made three trips from Apalachicola to Port St.
Joe on April 30, 1910.
In addition to the many fine baseball games usually scheduled, spe-
cial attractions included boat trips across the bay to Eagle Harbor,
Black's Island and the Gulf beach at St. Joseph Point where sea shell
hunting was a favorite pastime. Also, chartered boats were available for
deep sea fishing, and sailboating in the bay waters was a popular outing.
The bathing pier, on the bay shore from the Port Inn, was a great attrac-
.tion with its springboards, high chutes, slides, trapeze rings, shower
stalls and concession stands, etc. Adjoining was the hotel park, consist-
ing of about four acres, and which included a bandstand, benches, etc.,
amid a setting of palm trees, pines, roses, flowering shrubs, etc.
In Monument Park stands the marble monument erected by the state
in 1922 on the site where the Constitutional Convention Hall stood in
1838. A four day Centennial Celebration, sponsored jointly by the City of
Port Saint Joe and the state, was held at the site December 7 to 10, 1938.
The celebration included elaborate fireworks, displays, spectacular
parade of illuminated historical and allegorical floats, band concerts, free
circus, carnival and other entertainment. Thousands attended and the
celebration is considered to have been a very Important occasion in,
Florida history.
In the old St. Joseph cemetery, which has long been a point of inter-
est to visitors and residents alike, a number of grave stones and brick
tombs still stand, dating back to the days when St. Joseph was a hus-
tling bustling seaport and reputed to have been the largest city In Florida
during that period. Among the stones still standing, is the one marking
the grave of the schooner "Herald" captain, George L. L. Kupfer, who died
at sea of yellow,' fever on September 18, 1840. This was nearly a year prior
to the epidemic at St. Joseph in 1841. The Centennial Building, erected
in 1938 and situated m Monument Park at the eastern city limits of Port
St. Joe. is'on ground formed occupied by the long dead city of St.
"^ Joseph.
At the site of old St. Joseph, there have been found many pieces of
pottery. silverware and other articles used by the former residents of the
old city. In some cases, boxes or kegs of valuable metals, gold, etc. have
been found but few instances of any definite data. The federal govern-
ment, upon research and statistical surveys, has stated that In the area
of Apalachicola. Indian Pass and the surrounding territory, there is
buried more pirate treasure than in any other section of the United
States. There have been several known Instances of machinery excava-
tions. in the Money Bayou area along U. S. Highway No. 98, in search of
the treasure but nothing conclusive has been reported.
The museum at the State Constitution Historic Memorial at Port St.
Joe contains interpretive exhibits of the 1838 historic event and contem-
porary history. Included in the exhibits is a replica of one of the locomo-
tives used on the St. Joseph & lola Railroad in 1836.
In the 1913 to 1916 period, just prior to World War I,. the Calhoun
Timber Company constructed at Port. St. Joe one of the largest sawmills
in Florida. It became irivolved in litigation arid lasted but a few years,
being succeeded by the Parkwood Lumber Company which operated suc-
cessfully for several years, but was unable to secure the additional tim-
ber supply needed in its continued operation. The erection of a draw-
bridge for crossing the intracoastal canal to reach a new supply was nec-
essary. Owners of the adjacent timber were most reluctant in granting
such leases and this operation ceased during the depression period in the
1930's. In 1938. the St. Joe Lumber & Export Company acquired the
property and operated for about 15 years, until the timber supply under
lease became exhausted.
Gulf County was created in 1925 from a part of Calhoun County and
contains a large portion of the famous Dead Lakes. Presently.
Wewahitchka is the county seat, but in a referendum held in 1964 the
county seat was lost to Port St. Joe, where a hew court house now under
construction is expected to be completed later in this year of 1967.
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many timber and naval stores operators contracted with the state for
prison labor in their operations, and, there were prison camps of the kind
in areas of Gulf and Calhoun counties. After abolishment of the system
the prison labor was assigned to county public work camps and the State
Road Department, which already was using some of such labor in its road
building programs.
Port St. Joe's earliest newspaper, the "Port St. Joe News" was started
in June 1926. Its officers were R. L. Howell, president, D. H. Bynum, vice-
president and C. B. McCranie. secretary-treasurer, while 0. M. Morton,
Sr. was editor. The weekly lasted only a few months.
During the year 1937, two %weekly newspapers were established at
Port e.heort St. Joe Sernel" began publication in April, while
"The Star' gave the area its second newspaper in October. Both were ded-
icated to the progress of the community. The Sentinel has since discon-
tinued.
St. Joseph Bay is a beautiful body of water situated on the upper-
most west Gulf Coast. about 20 miles west of the mouth of the
Apalachicola River and directly south of the dinding line between
Alabama and Georgia. The bay represents some points of formation.
which differentiates it from all other bays or harbors of the United States,
particularly on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The bay is deep and com-
pletely landlocked, with the entrance at the north end. which gives it spe-
cial protection from storms that usiJa4y originate in the southeast. The
bay is widely known as a safe harbor,iand its accessibility and the ease
with which a vessel may enter makes.It frequently sought by ships plying
Gulf waters of the area in rough weather.
The United States government recognizes the safety of the harbor.
During April, 1914, the entire flotillaof the Atlantic Fleet, accompanied
by the Reserve Torpedo Flotilla, the cruiser "Birmingham", the tender
"Dixie" and the fuel ship "Anathusa". spent 15 days on St. Joseph Bay in
joint exercises of target practice, maneuverina and naval review.
In 1929, the Navy chose St. Joseph Bay. on account of the quiet
water in the landlocked harbor, as a base of operation for the dirigible
"Los.Angeles" and its mooring ship "Patoka" during a cruise to several
southern states. Large crowds came to witness the maneuvers.
The U.S. Frigate "Constitution"; known as "Old Ironsides", visited
Port St. Joe for three days in March 1932 on a cruise of Atlantic and Gulf
Coast ports, giving an educational opportunity for school children to view
the famous old vessel, built in 1797. before its being placed in "moth-
balls" at the Boston Navy Yard. The "Constitution" was accompanied on
the tour by its tender, the "U.S.S. Grebe". The only other scheduled stop
in Florida on the tour was St. Petersburg. Thousands of adults and
school children from areas of north Florida. Alabama and Georgia came
by school buses, private autos. tram and boat e-xcursions to see the old.
ship.
During the 1920's, the Menhaden Company operated a fleet of seine
equipped fishing boats in waters of the eastern Gulf of Mexico. catching
menhadenn fish for processing at the Port St. Joe plant for obtaining oil
used in manufacture of paints, perfumes. soaps, etc. The scrap, shipped
to fertilizer plants in the southeast, was manufactured into fertilizer and
also used in the mixing of feeds for poultry, swine and cattle. The daily


catch of the Menhaden averaged more than 500 barrels. There are
approximately 303 Menhaden fish to the barrel. This operation moved to
the Mississippi and Louisiana coasts in later years.
In July 1942 during World War II, a German submarine sank a large
British tanker in the Gulf of Mexico about. 15 miles off Cape San Bi3as.
Survivors of the vessel were rescued by crews of fishing boats in the area
and taken to Apalachicola for transfer to U.S. Immigration officials at
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Irish Potatoes Are a Good Early Spring Choice for Florida Gardeners


Roy Lee Carter
, County Extension Director
The Irish potato is a good
choice for most Florida gardens.
When planted in the late winter
or early spring (February through
March 10), 100 pounds of seed
should produce 10 bushels or
more of potatoes.
Use certified seed potatoes
where possible. Avoid table stock
potato as planting stock as you
may get a poor variety or one that
will not sprout. Each seed piece
should be cut into a two-ounce
size and should have two or more
eyes. The cut seed piece could be
dusted with a fungicide such as
captain to prevent seed piece de-
cay.
Fall planting is not advisable.
For planting, it is best to first
make a raised bed about six inch-
es high and one to two feet wide.
If several rows are to be planted,
space these rows 36 to 42 inches
apart in the garden. Then open a
seed furrow three to four inches
deep down the center of the row.
Place the seed pieces into the
furrow at eight to 12 inch inter-
vals. Cover and water the freshly
planted rows. When preparing the
bed, make sure you have used
liberal amounts of fertilizer, one


IJFlorida Garden


Extension Notes


Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County Extension Service
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quart of 10-10-10 fertilizer per 50
feet of row space. Sidedress pota-
toes twice, three weeks apart,
with one pound of 10-10-10 per
50 feet of row space.
Blind tubers are not an un-
common potato production prob-
lem. Let's consider a typical expe-
rience when a Florida gardener
planted Irish potato seed pieces
just as directed. When, after sev-
eral discouraging days, there
were no signs of plants emerging,
he or she scratched into the soil
to have a look at the seed pieces.
The pieces had sprouted, but the
plants .weren't growing the way.
they were supposed to.
The sprouts were short-
about two or three inches long.


There was a small young tuber at
the end of each one. However,
* there was no leafy top growth,
only the small round tubers,
which would never reach a useful
size.
The experience I described re-
sulted from blind tubers, sprout
tubers, or more simply-potatoes
without tops. As I said, it's a fair-
ly common problem in home gar-''
dens throughout North Florida.
Our first guess would be that
this problem results from some
kind of plant disease. But it 'isn't
caused by fungi, bacteria, or any
kind of parasitic organism. The
problem actually starts inside the
seed pieces themselves, and
seems to be caused by an abnor-
mally high concentration of cell


One Day Disaster Planning Workshop


Scheduled for 8:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
Mon., February 23
The Apalachee Regional Plan-
ning Council, the Gulf County
Emergency Management Depart-
ment, and the American Red
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.


The workshop will provide
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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.


Scallop Workshop PSJHS Hosts 8th
Is Rescheduled Grade Open House


The Marine Fisheries Com-'
mission has rescheduled a calico
scallop public workshop due to
inclement weather in the Apa-
lachicola area. The workshop was
scheduled to take place on Febru-
ary 2. The workshop will instead
be held on Monday, February 23
from P:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Ap-
alachicola National Estuarine Re-
search Reserve, located on 261
7th Street in Apalachicola.
Persons interested in com-
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management plan for calico scal-
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in the workshop.

Little Theater
Group Forming
Have you ever had the desire
to sing in a musical like Julie
Andrews. Carol Channing or
Michael Crawford? Would you like
to dance like Gene Kelly or Fred
Astaire?
Novs your chance. A group of
local residents is interested in
forming an amateur production
company to stage various musi-
cals. If you would be interested in
joining or for more information.
call Jim Newton at 229-6474.


Revival!
The revival at Thompson
Temple First Born Church of the
Living God, located on Avenue E
in Port St. Joe, is continuing
through Friday, February 20th,
Apostle Lloyd Spencer Thomas of
Panama City is speaking to those
attending. The services are begin-
ning at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The
pastor and members would like to
cordially invite everyone to
attend.'


Parents of 1998-99 ninth
graders are invited to attend open
house at Port St. Joe High School
on Tuesday evening, February
24th at 6:00 p.m. in the Media
Center.
Guidance counselors.
Juanise Williams' and Marilyn
Witten will provide information
about promotion requirements,
courses required for ninth
graders as well as elective course
offerings, and scholarship oppor-
tunities.
Also on hand will be Athletic
Director Charles Gannon to dis-
cuss requirements for participa-
Lion in sports. health team per-
sonnel to-share information about
their programs, and MgySgt. Gary
Howze.to make parents aware of
opportunities through the ROTC
program.
Registration for entering
ninth graders is scheduled for
March 5 and 6. Parents attending
the open house will be given a
choice of appointment times on
those days to enable them to
attend registration with their
child.
All parents of current eighth.
graders are encouraged and urged
to be present Tuesday evening.

Thank You
S The church family of New Life
Christian Center would like to
thank everyone who came out to
their Valentine's Banquet. They
hope and pray that the food was
not only great. but spiritual and
* nutritious. If there's every
anything they can do for anyone,
please call on them.
Hats off to Pastor David and
Joyce Moore and Mother Willie
Mae Williams and Brother Roy
Williams for their part in the pro-
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floods of 1990, the winter storm
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PSJHS will

Conduct

St. Jude

"Workout"
St. Jude Children's Research
Hospital announced today that
Port St. Joe High School will be
conducting a St. Jude "Workout"
to benefit St. Jude Children's
Research Hospital on March 6th.
PSJHS Athletic Director Chuck
Gannon has agreed to coordinate
the program.
St. Jude Children's Research-
Hospital, located in Memphis,
Tennessee, was founded by enter-
tainer, Danny Thomas. The insti-
tution opened its doors to the
public in 1962 to combat cata-
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St. Jude is non-sectarian.
interracial, and has provided tqtal
medical care to over 14,500
patients. All costs of treatment
beyond those reimbursed by
insurance are coveredby the hos-
pital.
At St. Jude, scientists and
physicians work side-by-side


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Nickson Graduates
Sonya Nickson graduated
from the University of West Flori-
da 1ri August 1997 with a Bache-
lor's Degree in Criminal Justice
and a minor in Social Work.
Sonya is currently pursuing
her Master's Degree in Public Ad-
ministratpon.- Since, hertart in,
the, Master's program., .sh, has.
been a member'of'the ApRa Phi
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and the god-daughter of Marie
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Correctional Officers
Course Will Begin
The Criminal Justice Training
Academy of Gulf Coast Communi-
ty College will conduct, a part-
time Correctional Officer Basic
Standards course at the academy
facility in Southport, beginning
on Wednesday, February 25. This '
course will meet four nights a:
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main campus at (850) 747-3233.
Monday through Friday, from
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call Ray Jackson In the Port St.
Joe office at (850) 229-2760 on
~: Tuesday or Thursday from 1:00
p.m. to 5:00 p.m., EST.
South GC Volunteer,
Fire Dept. Social
The South Gulf County
Volunteer Fire Department will be
having a covered dish social on
Saturday, February 28th at 7:00
p.m. at Treasure Bay Lodge on
Highway C-30.
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p.m., -in the main dining room.,
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PhD., who will be speaking :pn al-.
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and answer session will be held
following the presentation. All in-
terested persohs are invited to at-
tend.


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treatment, but also the cause,
cure, and prevention of these ter-
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gained at St. Jude is shared freely
with other hospitals and institu-
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The money raised in this
event will help to ensure that chil-
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threatening diseases will have a
better chance to live. Last year,
this project raised over $1,800
locally for the hospital.
To participate in this exciting,
beneficial program, registration
information is available by con-
tacting Port St. Joe High School.


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PSJMS Adopts Career Speaker Series; Students Hear Different Speakers Each Week


By Carolyn Rish, Principal of
Port St. Joe Middle School
In school year 1997-98, Port
St. Joe Middle School began a
career awareness program for all
our seventh and eighth graders to
introduce them to a wide variety
of career
The program, The Career
Speakers' Series, is scheduled
through our daily advisory pro-
gram. Each week, a different
guest speaker talks to our stu-
dents. During Tuesday's advisory
time, the speaker meets with the
seventh graders. During
Thursday's advisory time, the
speaker meets with the eighth
graders.
The speakers have run the
gamut. They have included a
human resource manager, the
mayor of Port St. Joe, a dental
hygienist, a chemist, an auction-,
eer, a Catholic priest, a profes-
sional baseball scout, a morti-
cian, a pharmacist, a commercial
fisherman, and law enforcement'
officers.
When the program first began
in August, I invited the speakers.
Now, the teachers .have the
responsibility of recruiting the


guests. Each teacher team does
this on alternate months.
Each professional is asked to
talk about what responsibilities
they have and what they enjoy
about their field. They also are


By Lisa Curry
Valentine's Day was a success
at Port St. Joe Middle School! The
students celebrated with a dance
on Friday, February 13. We really
owe it, all to the parents. They
helped to organize the party, sent
refreshemtns, chaperoned, and
Ms. Susie Moore was a great D.J.I
Thanks so much.


...BULPO6NEWS

SPORT ST. JO E
ELEMENT RY S SCHOOL


"Students Of The Week"
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week". They are
Haley Cimino, Abram VWreen,
Reginald Welch. Kali Costin,,
Charles Glenn, Jake Owens.
Tiffany Bellew and Jeremy Miller.
Thanks Mary
A special thanks to Mary
Gibson who has spent the last few
weeks working with our fourth-
grade shidents on their writing-
IskJlls;'-"You. earned a 6.0 Mrs.
Gibson!
Math Tutoring
Chip Garrett will be offering
tutoring in math to fifth and.sixth


grade students on Tuesday and
Thursday afternoons from 2:30 to
3:30. If you are interested, please
contact Mr. Garrett at 227-1221.
Bulldog Beat
The Bulldog Beat, our school
newspaper, is now on sale for
twenty-five cents. Stop by Ms.
Minger's class to get your copy.
Bulldog Talent Show
Our Bulldog Talent Show is
(tonight) 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.


Wewahitchka Elementary

School News .


S By Linda Whitfield


"Kids Say the Funniest
Things"
,In regard to the Florida writ-
ing test, there are several types of
testing to do" For instance, there
is expository and narrative. One,
young person remarked to some-
one that they "hoped they got to
write the 'suppository' kind' of
essay!!!
When a student of mine
moved recently, our class wrote
letters so that when they arrived
in school, there would be mail
awaiting them, On Friday we got -
the cutest letter back. It said, in
part, "I miss you a lot. I like my
school a lot. How are you doing? I
didn't get my old teacher back
because she was full of kids.
Thanks for writing to me." Love it!
Custodial Coffee Break Day
Our hard-working custodians
were treated to an all-day coffee
break. Each teacher had the
responsibility for cleaning their
own room for the day in order to
show the ladies that they are
appreciated. Some parts of their
job is not always pleasant, but
they take it in stride. Thank you,
Willie Mary Culver, Olivia Moore,
and Lena Weeks. You're great!
Certificate of Appreciation
The week of February 2 to 6


Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
FEBRUARY 23 27, 1998

MON- Country Fried Steak/
Meatloaf, Turnip Greens,
Mashed Potatoes, Cornbread
and Milk.
TUES- Chicken Sandwich,
Rice w/Gravy, Green Beans,
Applesauce and'Milk.
WEDS- Managers' Choice,
Fruit, Vegetable, Bread, Milk
and Dessert.
THURS- NO SCHOOL.
FRI- NO SCHOOL.
MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE
TO AVAILABILITY OF CERTAIN ITEMS.


was "Student Services Week" and
our guidance counselor, Pam
Lister. was awarded a certificate
of appreciation for dedication and
hard work in this area.
Congratulations. Pam, and keep
up the good, no great work.
RED ., .
You wouldn't have believed
how much RED there was at
school on Friday. Valentine cards.
candy, flowers, all kinds of treats
were everywhere. From hundreds
of years ago in England to now,
this holiday has provided lots of
merriment to children and adults
alike. Valentine's Day is a nice
holiday to look forward to after
the cold days following
Christmas.
Mr. Wooten Remembered
Even though he was in a
meeting elsewhere, Mr. Wooten,
WES principal, gave each staff
member a long stemmed beautiful
carnation and candy for
Valentine's remembered.
Whitney Melvin is the First
Grade "Student of the Week"
Melanie Hinote chose seven
year old Whitney Melvin as her
choice for "Student of the Week".
Her favorite subject in school is
reading and she wants to be a
doctor when she grows up. Some
of her favorites are: TV show-
cartoons; favorite song-anything
"rock and roll". One day she
would like to visit in Alabama.
Whitney says this about herself, "I
can change my own clothes and
brush my own hair. I like to do
things by myself."
Atta girl, Whitney. You will
receive a free pizza compliments
of Will McLemore at the Dixie
Dandy.
Sympathy
Mr. Wooten and the staff of
WES would like to extend its sym-
pathy to custodian Olivia Moore
in the death of her beloved moth-
er, Mrs. Land. Mrs. Land had
been in declining health for a
while.


asked to discuss the education or'
training necessary to obtain their
job, and what skills students'
interested in the field should be;
developing now.
The sessions always end with


The Beta Club's heartgrams
were a hit last week. A total of'
eighty-nine were sold! The,
adorable cards were passed out at:'
the dance-almost everyone
received one from his/her secret
admirers
The Beta Club attempted to
have member parties a-4
Halloween, Thanksgiving and
Christmas, but all three tries.
failed for various reasons. Finally,-
it looks as though the club memi
bers are going to get their lon-i
awaited party.
The date is set for Saturday,,
February 21, but ya' never know"
what could happen! Gook luck!
Congratulations to Joe',
Robinson, eighth grade winner of
both the school and the district'
spelling bees. Joe has won his'
school spelling- bee before, but
this is his first time winning dis-,
trict! He will go on to represent'


General Mills Box Tops
Our school is continuing t9
collect General Mills box tops.
Please help, ,is by purchasing
General Mills cereals and sending
the box tops to school. Friday,
February 20th is the deadline to
turn in box tops. '
Become and Stay Motivated
Desire is a tree of life. Create'
within yourself the desire, to BE,
DO, and HAVE more for your fam-
ily. As you enthusiastically live,
each day to the fullest, you morer
fully realize the dreams of your'
heart, which always includes the
best for your children. Your.
actions indirectly reveal your chil-
dren's own potential to them.
Motivation and enthusiasm are
contagious. ....
Teacher, nser.ice: .
School will not be held On
February 26 and 27 due. to


'97-'98


Shark T
By: Layth West
Attention seniors, forms
are now available for the Delta
Kappa Gamrra education
scholarship. No application will
be considered after March 30.'
Selected seniors, juniors.,
and sophomores will have an
opportunity to tour
Tallahassee -Commu-
nity College, Florida
State University, and
Florida A&M, Uniiver-
sity campuses. The
date of departure will
be February 26th, on
an inservice day for
teachers, therefore no
school will be missed.
The cost of the trip
will be $11.25. Please
turn in money to Mrs.
Witten within completed permis-
sion forms as soon as possible.
Forms can be found in the
guidance office.
Any student wishing _to
participate' in the St. Jude


a question and answer time. I am
continuously amazed at the qual-
ity questions the students ask. In
response to a student's question
at a recent seventh grade session
with a mechanical engineer, I


Gulf County at the regional
spelling bee. Congratulations to
all the participants who had the
guts to spell in front of a crowd.
Basketball season passed' a
while ago, and all players who
.;,stuck with it were treated to a
i banquet last Thursday. Boys:
track is now in session, despite
conflicting weather; the girl ath-
letes are waiting patiently for their
sport to start!
Port St. Joe Middle School
would like to say "Thank You" to
the Port St. Joe Middle School
Athletic Booster Club for their
generous contribution. This
money is much needed for equip-
ment.
Thanks also to Barbara Terry
for her time in preparing our bul-
(- letin board. Mrs. Terry did a
,v' beautiful job and the faculty,
staff, and students really appreci-
' ate you.


teacher inservice.days.
Read to Kids Day
"Read to Kids. Day" will be on
'Monday, March 2. Parents are
asked to take time during the day
or evening to read to your child.
We hope that this will become a
daily habit. For more information
call 1-888-747-READ.
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.
CTBS Testing
SCTBS. (Cmprehensive Testpf
Basic Skills) \ill be given to stu-
dents grades one through six the
week of March 23.


Children's Hospital Walk-a-
Thon. that is not in a partici-
pating class, please see Coach
Gannon as soon as possible.
The Port St. Joe Jr.
Service League is accepting
applications for a $250.00
S scholarship to be
awarded to one Port
St. Joe senior that
has contributed to
the community by
S volunteer service.
S Applications are
available in the guid-
ance office. The dead-
line is March 6th.
Cheers are in
order for' our
N.J.R.O.T.C. unit, who
performed with inspiration at
their annual field meet-taking
home two trophies, and one
individual award.
Until next week, this is
Shark Talk.


from Highland View Elementary School


First Grade Mrs.
Howell's class made a unique7-


necklace to honor Abraham
Lincoln's birthday. The students


ME'| *i a 4W W I A 3A W AN.-i -a-i.HI
The Highland View Shown in the photo from
Elementary School Beta Club left are Earl Groh, Jessica
members recently sponsored Plair (chairman for the drive),
a food drive collecting 175 All McKeithen, Brittany
cans, boxes, or bags of food Crocker, Mylissa Brake (secre-
for the local V.F.W. #10069 to tary), Nick Hunter and Bill
distribute to needy persons. Schlickman.


turned to the team leader and
asked, "Did you feed that young
lady that question?" The answer
was no.
The other thing that has
impressed the staff is the stu-
dents' interest and attentiveness
they give to each speaker.
Recently, one of our eighth
grade students accompanied me
to a school board meeting to help
me give a presentation on our
Career Speakers' Series. The stu-
dent did an outstanding job pre-
senting the program from the stu-
dents' perspective, and her enthu-
siasm for the program was conta-
gious.
Following the meeting, I
received a call from a district
office director, who was so
impressed with the young lady's
remarks that she asked if I had
written her speech. "Not a word,"
I said.
To say that we have been
pleased with the Career Speakers'
Series is an understatement.
The speakers have been gen-
erous with their time, and we owe
our business community a
tremendous debt of gratitude.
Many of our speakers have told us
how much they enjoyed the
opportunity to talk with young
people about their careers and
how much they wished someone
had told them these things at
such an early age.
The real winners, though,
have been our students, who have
been like sponges soaking up all.
the information. I know this pro-
gram is a winner and we are
already thinking of some addi-
tional things that we want to add
to make it even better du lng the
next school year.


NJROTC Cadet

Comes In First
A Gulf County NJROTC cadet
set a new standard at the Pensa-
cola NJROTC field meet on Febru-
ary 7. Cadet Renee Ardire, a
freshman at Wewahitchka High
School, set the new field meet
record for situps by male and fe-
male cadets.
Each of the participating 15
schools had. their five best male
and five best female cadets com-
peting in the' situp event. Renee
did 176 situps in three minutes.
Her closest compeutor was a
male cadet who managed 163 sit-
ups.
The Gulf County NJROTC
unit now refers to Renee as the
"Bionic Woman." She received a
medal for her first place finish in
the "competition. All of Gulf
County is proud because of her
truly outstanding achievement.


News Column ,
Faith Christian School


Faith Christian School will
sponsor a team to play in the
annual volleyball tournament at
Camp Victory in Hacoda,
Alabama. Please call Roger Louks
for details.
We want to thank Dennis
Geoghagan and the Gideons for
giving out New Testaments to our
'fifth grade class. Faith Christian
School encourages Bible reading
and prayer, and we teach Bible
each day to every student.
Since God is the author and
sustainer of this world we live in,
all knowledge is in Him. He has
chosen to reveal Himself primari-
ly in His Word, therefore all edu-
cation processes should begin
with Him and be in agreement
with the Bible.
Congratulations to Christo-
pher Perrin for coming in third in
the Gulf County Spelling Bee. We
are proud of you, Christopher!
The Faith Christian School
Chorus has begun work on a
musical created by Dennis and
Nan Allen with 4Him entitled,
"The Message".
It will be presented in late
April, and we urge our readers to
come and enjoy it. The chorus is
made up of about 30 students
from grades five through 12.

The music curriculum of
Faith Christian School seeks to
educate, instruct and meet the
musical needs of the students


first learned interesting facts
about Abe Lincoln, then, under
"Miss Sandra" Brock's helpful
eye, they made a heart necklace
with Abe Lincoln's face on one
side and the Lincoln Memorial on
the other side. This was accom-
plished by using pennies.
Second Grade A beau-
tiful diorama of underwater life
greets us as we walk into Mr.
Wells' room. The diorama depicts
tropical fish, snails, shells and
some plants. They, too, have been
studying about Abe Lincoln and
George Washington.

Congratulations to .
Aaron Little, our spelling bee
champion who also finished in
second place at the county
spelling bee behind Joe Robinson,
a former Highland View student
who won first place. Our congrat-
ulations to both students.

Fourth Grade Mrs.


from kindergarten through grade
12. The little ones learn simple
music notation and are able to
"read" the accompaniment with
their band instruments. As they
grow older they learn "time and
notes" and other simple music
theory.
.In fourth grade the students
learn to "sign" the words to the
music as they sing. Fifth and
sixth 'grade students play a musi-
cal instrument, the recorder, and
learn the value of teamwork and
practice.
The older students may
choose to be a part of the chorus.
They take part in a musical each
year, and also perform at various
times for the Bay St. Joseph nurs-
ing home and senior citizen
groups.
The students in all grades are
introduced to music appreciation
and learn the instruments of the
orchestra. They also study vari-
ous composers and listen to their
musical compositions. The stu-
dents enjoy singing and making
"a joyful noise unto the Lord". We
believe that music is a vital part of
our students' lives and education.
We are still selling candy, col-
lecting Pepsi "Blue Caps", and
Campbell's labels. We just
received information that the
deadline on the labels has been
extended to May 1st. We would
like to have a contest between
classes during the month of April
so turn them in at that time.


Plair's students had as their
guests, Judy Dickey and a cam-
eraman from WMBB-13 in
Panama City. Mrs. Dickey pre-
sented a program on weather .
also allowing questions. Our own
Jeremy Couch was the featured
student last Friday evening on
Channel 13 Weather News.
Seventh Grade Round-Up .
S. Immunizations, Friday,
February 20 for Hepatitis, B
series. Call 227-1276 for an
appointment.
February 26-27 Inser-
vice for teachers.
Kindergarten Registra-
tion April 24. You new
kindergartner will need:
*all immunizations up to date
*physical
*birth certificate
*social security card
April 6-10 a Spring
Break! S


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MEDITATIONS OF A



By LOWELL F. ADAMS .
Unbelieving 4 '
SChurch. .?
Members
"Be not faithless, but
believing" .
-John 20:27
P O YOU BELIEVE GOD'S WORD? According to a
recent poll just released, a large number of people who say they
are born again Christians, do not believe some of the most
fundamental truths of the Holy Bible.
Can one be a Christian and not believe what God tells us in
His Word? The poll by Barna Research Group of California is,
to say the least, shocking. Over 50 percent of America's
Christians (church members), do not believe that Satan exists.
About 60 percent do not believe that the Holy Spirit is real, and
is only symbolic of God's presence in the world.
There is not room in this brief article to list all the findings,
but George Barna of the research group, reckoned many people
only accept those portions of Scripture they like, or else they are
incredibly ignorant of its teachings.
Satan is mentioned by Jesus and His followers almost one
hundred times, although on many occasions he was referred to
by names such as devil, destroyer, adversary, the supreme evil
spirit, dragon, serpent, etc. Jesus referred to him several times as'
the prince of this world.
I believe the Word of God, and it tells me that Satan is real.
Jesus taught much on the Holy Spirit. In John 3:5 He said,
"Except a man be born of ... the Spirit, he cannot enter into
the kingdom of God.
Over half, 52 percent, believe that the) are saved b. doing
good works. In other words, earn their passage into heaven. In
Matthew 12:43-45, Jesus points out the futility of trying to be
"clean" and do enough good things'to be saved. Ephesians 2:8-9
should clear this up. "By GRACE are you saved, through
FAITH; and that not of yourselves: it is the Gift of God: Not of
works, lest any should boast."
Dear friend, God makes our dependence upon Him, and
our relationship to Him very clear in His Word. We need not be
misled. In I John 5: lit says "Whosoever believes that Jesus is
the Christ (Savior), is born of God." And in verse 13 it says,
"These things I have written. that you mnay KNOW that you
have eternal life. It seems obvious to'this old preacher, we
don't really believe in Jesus, if we reject the Truth He tells us.


Gospel Sing-a-Long
Everyone is invited to attend
the community gospel sing on
February 28 at Beach Baptist
Chapel, located at 311 Columbus
Street, St. Joe Beach. Please
come prepared to make a joyful
S noise to the Lord.
"0 tastehand 'see, that the
1 Lord is good: blessed isthe man
S that trustethl "ink M)lih"-Psalm
34:8. Come and experience God
and His goodness as the gospel
goes 'forth in song. Anyone wish-
ing to participate by singing a
special song should contact Earl
Peak at 229-6547. Hope to see
you there.


Jesse -Emerson
Jesse Emerson


-THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

S ST. JAMES' PORT'ST. JOE
4.* 7:30 and'11:00 a.m. (ST)
Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S *,WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Colunbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD,

M MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
S Sunday School 9:45 am Discipleship Training 5:00 pm Sun. Evening
Wed. Night at 7:00 pr. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
"0 taste 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
For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647-5026 _-





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


Discover God's love!
Everyone welcome


Long Avenue
BAPTIST CHURCH---..
1601 Long Avenue Port St Joe 229-8691


j


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
Marlr Jones, minister of music & youth


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1998 PAGE 5B


St. James Church to Hold Annual Pancake Supper


Most people are familiar with
Mardi Gras, or "Fat Tuesday," cel-
ebrations, inspired by Creole in-
fluences, in New Orleans, Mobile,
and a few other Gulf Coast cities.
However, a less celebrated event,
known as Shrove Tuesday, shares
the same day, and it has a paral-
lel history.
Both traditions have their
roots in the Middle Ages. Mardi
Gras, or Shrove Tuesday, is the
last day before Lent begins. Lent
is a season of prayer and fasting
for Christians. It ,helps them be-
come spiritually prepared for the
celebration of the resurrection on
Easter Day. The day before Ash
Wednesday, the beginning of
Lent, became known as a day of
feasting when butter, cooking oils
and other treats would be con-
sumed.
The French celebrated with
parties which eventually devel-
oped into the week-long celebra-


tion we call Mardi Gras. The Eng-
lish, on the other hand, went to
church to say their confessions
over the weekend. Then on Tues-
day they received a hand-written
note from their priest which de-
clared that they were ready to
keep a holy Lent.
That is where the word
"Shrove" comes from. Shrove is
the past perfect participle of the
Middle English word "Shrive,"
which means to write. In other
words, it had been written that
they had said their confession
and had received absolution.
With their shrove note in hand,
they could fast with a clear con-
science and begin their 40 days of
Lent.
The Episcopal Church is the
American expression of the
Church of England. The members
of St. James' Church join with
Anglicans around the world in


Faithfulness

In Luke 9:62 we find,
"No one who puts a hand
to the plow and looks
back is fit for the king-
dom of God."
Christians need to be
dependable people. We
need faithful men,
women, boys and girls.
Oliver F. Taylor The family needs to be,
Visitation Minister, First strengthened in values
.United Methodist Church ich gives a strong
which gives a strong
foundation. This foundation that is based upon
moral values leads to a Christian home.
We, need to ask ourselves if we are faithful
people. We know the honest answer to this ques-
tion. Are our lives faithfuLas we pursue our wit-
ness to the Lord? This is what Christianity is all
about. I am proud. to bear the name of Christ. I
have never been ashamed of the gospel. pray
for strength to always remain faithful.



Emerson to Address Family

Alcoholism & Drug Usage


Jesse, Emerson, National
Field Representative of the "Spirit
of Freedom Ministries"'in New
Orleans, Louisiana', will present ;a
special program on family alco-
holism and drugs at the,United

Living Hearts Day
at New Bethel AME
Reverend Calvin Griffin, Sr..
and 'the New Bethel A.M.E.
church family extends an invita-
tion, to' everyone to come and
share with them in a special ser-
vice, ,"Living Hearts Day", on
Sunday, .February 22 at 11:00
a.m.
The speaker will be Sister
Thelma Carter, president of the
Women's Missionary Society,
Panama City District, A.M.E.
Church.

Cultural Arts
Night Planned
Welcome the new century by
attending the "Cultural Arts
Night" held by the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
on Saturday, February 21st,
beginning at 7:30 p.m., ET, at the
Stake Center, located at 3140
State Avenue in Panama City.
Join with them in celebrating
the passing of the 20th Century
with song, dance,'food, dress, and
with artifacts depicting each
decade.
The public is invited to
attend-free of charge.


Pentecostal Church of Port ,St.
Joe. -, :
Emerson states that of the
two-thirds of Americans that
drink, one in 10 becomes an alco-
holic, and that 40 percent of all
teenagers are heavy drinkers. The
"Spirit of Freedom" will be intro-
ducing a new approach to family
alcoholism and drugs. r T
The tape. "Raised From The'
Ruins" on alcoholism, along with
other materials, will. be made
available during the meeting.
Emerson %will also be giving true
accounts of men and women who
have been delivered from alco-
Sholism and drugs.
This special program should
be of great interest to those who
"would like to help anyone with
alcohol or drug problems. The
.,program is Wednesday night,
February 25th at 7:00 p.m. at the
United Pentecostal Church, locat-
,ed at 309 Sixth Street.,
The public is invited and
'there is no obligation or admis-
sion charge. For additional infor-
2!mation, call Pastor Lamr Wells at
229-7100.

Ash Wednesday
Service Feb. 25
The First United Methodist
Church of Mexico Beach will be
holding an "Ash Wednesday
Service" on February 25th at 12
noono, CT. The church is located at
.. 111 North 22nd Street in Mexico
Beach and everyone is invited to
'attend this special service.


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


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



S [First United Methfodist Church
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church ...;.......................... 9:00 a.m. CT
Children's Church ...,...................... .......9:00 a.m CT
Church School .............................. 10:15 a.m. CT
Monday Night Bible 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


celebration of Shrove Tuesday
with a pancake supper. ,
Through the years, this an-
nual event has been supported by
many friends in the community.
Supper will be served from 5:00'
p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Col-
dewey Hall at St. James' Church
on Tuesday, February 24.
Tickets may be purchased at'
at the door. $4.00 a meal is being
asked for adults, and children


under 12 eat free; the maximum
cost for parents with minor chil-
dren is $12.00.
The menu for the evening will
include pancakes, sausage, syr-
ups and jams and jellies, with
coffee or tea for the adults and
milk for the children. All winter
vacationers in the area are en-
couraged to join in the happy fel-
lowship. The church is located on
the comer of Garrison and 22nd
Street.


1\\ ViThe friendly place to worship!
First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Adult Prayer.,& Bible Study, TeamKids (grades 1-6) at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central
NURSER)' PROVIDED FOR ALL SERVICES
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & Caliornia 648-5-76



"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.
BECAUSE WE CAN DO YOU GOOD!"
ROSAL. GARLAND, pastor 1



.A.'r FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

I? s$CHURCH
: 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756

S .S: SUNDAY WORSHIP .....................10 a.rm.
ADULT SCHOOL .............................11 a.m.
*SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children Nursery Available
Pastor, Rev. J. Reid Cameron



F.irstBaptist Church >
I L L 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE-,,__
S. ...Dennis Pledge, .. Buddy Co.sw9ell
: ':'.',. Interim Pastor* : Minister of MuicS,,' ovth '.
Worship Service ...... ........... .8:30 am
Sunday School ............ . 9:45 amn
Worship Service .................. 11:00 am
Disciple Training . . . . 6:00 pm
Evening Worship .................. 7:00 pm
H Wednesday Prayer Meeting ........;. 7:00 pm
. ".THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" 2


Come and worship with us at:

FAITH BIBLE CHURCH


801 20th STREET PORT ST. JOE


229-6707


Sunday School...........................10:00 A.M.
Morning Service..............................1:00 A.M.
Evening Service....... ....................6:00 P.M,
Wednesday Prayer Meeting........7:00 P.M.
Bill Taylor, Pastor Roger Louks, Assistant Pastor
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IFCA



h he Constitutison andMounent
uCatcht*SW. M ( 1PortSt.joe
T THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School .........9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship .... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship ..............6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..........7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Jesse Evans Wednesday ...........7:30 p.m.
PASTOR Choir Director, Robert E. Downs, Jr.
<- ,


Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583 Church: 227-1180


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Genealogical Society In


Search of Local Cemeteries


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


Dear Counselor:
A while back, I read an article
in the newspaper about "road-
rage" and it really hit home.
Lately, since I read the article, I
find myself instantly and overly
critical of other 'peoples' driving
habits. I've even stopped along
side another motorist and insti-
gated a verbal altercation because.
he cut me off at an intersection.
I'm wondering if I need help,
because every time I get out on
the road, I seem to find something
to get mad about, and even more
serious, it seems nearly everyone
else is in the same mood.
Sincerely, Angry Driver
Angry Driver:
The media has given consid-
erable attention to "road-rage"
because it has become a common
occurrence. However, just
because a lot of people are overtly
projecting and impulsively
demonstrating an angry mood
while driving, does not make this
a socially acceptable behavior.
Violent behavior, in any pub-
lic place, is a dangerous practice
and in most instances results in
physical or emotional ,harm to
everyone involved. The behaviors
you have described are simply
examples of inadequate anger


control, probably magnified by the
stressful events encountered
while riding or driving a motor
vehicle.
Learning to adjust more effec-
tively with overall stress and hon-
ing your anger control skills
should help with your problem.
With improvement in these areas,
you will benefit from a positive
improvement in overall disposi-
tion. After gaining a good self-
awareness of your problem, you-
can effectively self motivate
towards desired levels of improve-
ment.
I I suggest you call Gulf County
Guidance Clinic and consult with
a trained professional who can
help you achieve a positive behav-
ioral change.
Respectfully,
John Ray, M.S.
Outreach Counselor'
Please address your questions,
and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456..
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential,
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to'
227-1145.


Artists, entertainers, and oth-
er persons involved in children's
activities are needed to particl-
pateI in Kidfest '98, presented by
Early Childhood Services, Inc.
(ECS) ,,
The fifth, annual Kidfest will
be held on Saturday, April 18,
from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on'
the grounds of Gulf Coast Com-
munity College in Panama City.
The festival provides a day of ac-
tivities and 'entertainment for
children and families in North
Florida.
Approximately 12,000 people
attended Kidfest '97, and even
greater numbers are anticipated
for 1998.-Sincee the first annual
Kidfest(r.n 1994, attendees have
increased by 2,000 each year.
ECS is a private,- non-profit
organization serving poor, work-
ing families and abused and ne-
glected children during their most
formative years.
ECS also supports self-,
sufficiency and parental responsi--
bilities through education, pro-.
gram Involvement, and empower-
ment In Bay, Calhoun. Franklin.
Gulf. Holmes. Jackson. and
Washington counties. Kidfest has


become the most Important com-
munity supported fundraiser for
ECS. .
* All area businesses, individu-
als or organizations Interested In'
participating in Kidfest by spon-
soring an activity or contributing
funds, services or volunteer
hours, can contact Early Child-
hood Services at (850) 872-7550
or 1-800-768-8316.



C.RU. is Forming

Women's Support
The Citizens Patrol Unit of
Port St. Joe has announced its
p ans, to form a support group:for
women living in the Gulf County
area. For more information on
their plans and goals for the
group, please call Jenatta Rouse
at (850) 647-3932.



t zWorshi~p at the tn..
Chuchof ou

ChictisSuday


DATE OF
DESCRIPTION SEX PICK-UP LOCATION '

1 Small Red/White Dog ,. Female ,02/06/98 L..ong Avenue
1 Medium Red Pit Mix Male 02/04/98 WeslcotI Circle
1 Brown/Black Puppy Female 02/17/98 Long Avenue
11c FeODuary 19 1998





ewa Point & Body

I760HighWay 71 N.






UWe Could Eveni Fix This! Donny Voyles, Ouwner






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

ABOUT BLISTERS .
Blisters are the foot's reaction to Don't break
stress and abut. If you 'see a blister, the blister.
you know something is -wrong, and Breaking the
you know where. blister exposes
t raw, inner skin
A blister is a pocket of fluid that to the problem-
forms between the inner and outer and adds the risk of infection.
layers of skin. It Is a cushion the body Protect the blister with a padded
creates to protect Itself from excessive bandage or moleskin. If redness or
friction or pressure, swelling develop, or the blister does,
The cause may be a shoe or a not heal, see' your podiatrist
sock that doesn't fit properly. Even -promptly.
the repeated pressure or friction of a
loose thread or a tear in a shoe lining Presented in the interest
can cause a blister. Once a blister of better foot care by:,
forms. walking. exercise, a sport or a DR. STEPHEN J. GROSS, PODIATRIST
job can really aggravate IIt. HIGHWAY 98 EASTPOINT
(850) 670-8999


The Gulf County Genealogical
Society is in the process of re-
cording all the cemeteries in the
Gulf County area, and they need'
everyone's help. Because Gulf,
County is comprised of several,'J
old and historic communities,
there are many graveyards in the`
area.
Anyone with knowledge ofi
any graves on or near their prop-..,
erty-in the yard, out in the cow
pasture, or even in the woods &
around their home-is asked to:
please call or. write to the societyt ,
with the'graves' locations.
The genealogical society
needs to try to copy the names,.
dates, and 'occasionally the epi- (
taphs from these graves or, at the;
very least, acknowledge them and"
record their locations. The society
has almost -completed recording ,'
the graves in Holly Hill Cemetery-
and Roberts Cemetery. .
The group will next be work-'i
ing on Forest Hill and Jehu Ce'-'
meteries. Everyone-member and
non-member .,alike-is welcome '
and invited to come and help. ,''
Also, Beverly M. Douds, vice-..,
president arid cemetery chair-'T
man, and adi associate recently
began work oh Kemp Cemetery as
well. "
In addition,: the genealogical,.,
society would like to secure per-,.
mission to record the graves' ini
the area's piivate cemeteries'. Thel'
members of the society are also, "
interested in the Williamson Ce,'
metery. ,
Anyone who wishes to con-,,:
tact them about either subject,
and anyoe'e with questions is
asked to please contact Beverly
M. Douds at 229-1094. The GulP,
County Genealogical Society cant'


also be reached via E-mail by
writing to gidget@digitalexp.com.
: The information gathered
from these local, cemeteries will
be compiled into a book and do-
nated to the Gulf County Public
Library. The society is also, at
this time, compiling the marriage
and military records of the area,
which will also be set' down in a
book to be given to the library.
Anyone. wishing to know
more about the genealogical soci-
ety is welcome to attend one of
the meetings which are held every
second Saturday of the month,
from 10:00' a.m. until 12:00
noon, at the Gulf County Public
Library.
Again, the members of the so-
ciety would like to :extend an invi-
tation to come and help with the
recordings to everyone in 'the
communiiv and also. to thank
everyone for their assistance and
cooperation.





GCTDCB Meeting
The Gulf County Transporta-
tion Disadvantaged Coordinating
Board has announced a meeting
to which all persons are invited.
The agenda will include the
Community Transportation Coor-
dinator's Quarterly Operational
and Financial Report, Federal
Transit Administration grant
applications, and the Commission
for the Transportation Disadvan-'
taged Report. .
The meeting will be held in
the Gulf County Commission
room in Port St. Joe on Thursday.
February 19 at 2:00 p.m., ET.


*I :PUB161C NOTICE


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 96-358 CA
W1LSHIRE FUNDING CORP.,
an Oregon corporation,
Plainuff, .
'.5
MICHAEL T BRADY. et a]
Defendanilsi.
/ .
- NOTICE OF ACTION/CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
NOTICE BY PUBLICATION
TO: ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS. DEVISEES.
LEGATEES. 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
YOLi ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED thal a-
Complaint to loreclose a mortgage on real properrv
lorated in Gull Counry FIorida ha_ been filed and
commrnced in t hi Court and ),u are required to
sene a copy of \uur ntern defen se. if amn. to it
on rSort E SlmoaiLz Esq atlorne s lor FPlainuil
whoce address v. 600) Corporate Dnme Suite 5310
Fort Lauderdile. FL 33334 and file the oncinal
wilh the Clerk of the abo'e stsled Court on or
before March 16 1998 otheinvie a default will be
entered a jin(t 'ou for the relief p-aed for in the
Con-pF'lirnt to 1i the lurecl:-sure oL a triortfgaie or,
the tollomain descnbed property,
A One-Halfi (1/21 undMided interest In and to the
following dei cnbed prcpe r' ', .
Lots 10 16. 22. 26 29 '32 33 and 34. San Bias"
Fliniauons, ar, unrecorded ,utbdi:ion of a por-
tion of Section 22. Township 9 South Range 11
West. Gulf County. Florida as more particularly
decrlbed in attached Schedule I
Thiu nouce shall be publiihd once each week for
four conrecuUve weeks in the Ths Siam
ITFHNE&S ny hard and e.l of s..i CourL a, F.rt
It Joe. Gull' Cuunrt Florida J'i, 4 d4 *:'-
Februar. 19i98
BENNY C. LISTER.
As Clerk of the C"ircIunt Court
Gull CunrN Floinda
BY ;, T Ktn,ox j .
As DepJt Clerk
SCOTT E SIMOVTZ. P.A .
.ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTiFF
800 Corporate Dnme. Suite 510
on Lauderdale FL 33334
Telephone 19541 267 0303
BY- 's. SCOTT E SIMOW TZ .
-" FBr 30F207
2c F"ebruarn 12 anrd I l19 %


UN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF
FLORIDA


COUNTY,
\


PROBATE DIVISION ..
: FILE NO: 98.7 -
TIN RE: ESTATE OF E NO: 9
COMER D. POWELL.
Deceased.

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION ,Z
The adinun itrauon of the u -sLate ol'f C(OMI
D FOWELL deceased File Numbr 967.CP.'.:
pending In the CIrcuit Curt I.:er Gull Cuunht'y
Florida, Frobate DivisI.:on the addre-'. o 'Ahich "II
Gulf Counnt Ccurlthouse 1000' Filth Streei. PFrt (
Joe. Flonnda 32456 The names and addresses di
the personal efrepseriltae anid the per-onal rep'
resiniu'es a[t,--rrie, are et f-,nrLh belov
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT: .: r. I '. I ." I ; ; ,'j
All persons on %hom this r,:,uce is sehd j
h.o haie -:-bei.uonrs that ch llr.r gi the 'alid!n r ol
Ire ill. the qualificauons of [the pe-:.nal repre-
sentat vivevenue, orJurisdicuon ol hl Court are
required to file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE ElDATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY 1301 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS -
NOTICE ON THEM.
'All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice Is served with-
in three (3) months after the date of the first publi-
cation of this notice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) 'DAYS AFTE4
THTE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-,..
sons having claims or demands against the dece-

dent's estate must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE Of,
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJE -
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER.
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice Is
Feb. 12. 1998.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070
Personal Representative
Donna D. Spears
8108 Americus Avenue
Port St Joe, FL 32456
Michael Powell
Post Office Box 464
'Port St. Joe, FL 32457
2tc. February 12 and 19. 1998.


,V NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
FICTITIOUS NAME
Ncuce I hereby fIen thai. pursuant to Chapier
065009 Flonda St.lute,. -the under igred Intends
to regi'ter itLh the Division of Corparauors.
Departr-enri oi Stale Ihe ficucuuu. trade name
under -hich it Aill be ergaar.d in bu-ine", ind in
Ii which said business is to De'eamed on. to-wil*
NAME TO BE REGISTERED Slick Finish Concrete
MAILING ADDRESS 7248 .Dahlia. Port St Joe.
S FlI:rlda 32456
OWN iR (S). Danid Watson
Stp, February 19. 1998. .


Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board
Request for Proposal
',h- Gulf Coast Workiorce Developrment D-.-ard is
issumin R--uei'r I P.:.pr.-al fIur JITPA Tit-: IA
IIC illfand Orne 'To-,'Carer -'C"leri- in arcc:rnarce
lh th -i pr,.aiion, uo'fne Jor T.rali-,ni Partrership
Act
7ne I;.lJ,:ir -e allowablee acului-s Lto be proud.
ea RecrulLment. Intake Certificatin Asaessment
Basic Skills Trnminp Pre.Employment/.'Wrk
,.atuntr. Cidten-hip Skli Oc:ccupauonal Skills
Training Remediallon Work Expeerience
C-urns-ling and Case F.lan aemenit .:b Placerir, r
and Supprmie Services
For more injormau-an c ll 186501 913-3285 RFPs
are due b. Tue-dday March 31 1996 at I 00 p m.,
ICSTI MirNlnnt bu ineis. ye erncuirag.ed :. apply
TVe Job Trainnin Pannerihip Act is an Equal
Opponuruna Employer Program and Auxitarr- Aids
anrr Se,-ncc are avaiIable upon request to indii.d-
utl, mitia dib-tillue.
Itc. February 19. 1,99. 8.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
F' '. FLE NO: 98-10
IN RE: ESTATE OF .
MERLEDEAN RUTH PERRY.
S Deceased.

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The aoninlstratio.n ol01 he estate of
MIERLEOEAN RUTH PERRY. deceased File
Number 9 Im- 'C P is pending in the CiLrcuit C:.rt
lt:,r GIll Cunrit'. Flo-lia F-Tobate Diilior, th'
address fs-Ah crt is Gul Co.un' Courthou"e iLO'0
Filth STect. P.nrt S Joe Flonda 32456 The name,
and addree- of the personal representaue and
the Fper onil reprc-entiaue s aiiornie, are et Ilurth
below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on Ar.nom this noice i; ser,'ed
who have -.obiecuns that challenge the validirt of
the %ill the qualificaucni -,the personal repre
senrtaue vnue or lun.dicuon of thl, Coun a.re


required to file their objecuons iLh this Courtn
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE 131 f.1NT0HS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRdT (301 DAYS AFTER
THE 'DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON.THEM.
All crediltrs of the decedent and other prr-
sons ha,.rg claims cor demTandi a iist decedent s
e.arte on ,hom a c p, off thi nouce i _ered ",,Ja
In three 131 mort-h,. aier ie date o1 the lIr m public.
cauon of" ri r, nuce mui;t ile their claims '"AiU tlhi
Coun r WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (.31 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTi 1301 DA,\S A.MTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPF OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All .Jer rurdgri oIi the decedent nd p-er
sons hanne claimm or dem:Lnds aain-t Lhe dece'
dent eL tie muct file their claims faith thIU Court
WTTHIN THREE 131 MONTHS AFTERR THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NonCE


:ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS. AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO: FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is Feb.
1C. 199m
ALIorne 'for Per ..rin Repre-em-rAUe
Chsle' A Cro;un
Post Office Box 98
Forn St .Ie FL 32457
Telephone 18501227 I 159
Flona3 Bar No 6?070 o.
Personal Representative
James Perry
430 South FPejrl Skueet
C.irnngton. OH 4531 .
Johrn P.,rry
62I21 Roi3d C:,tin "2
Anchc-rrge AK 9950)2
2tc February 19 and 26 s199


PUBLIC NOTICE

The Gulf County Planning and Development Review Board
will meet in special session Friday, February 20, 1998 at

10:00 a.m., E.S.T., in the Gulf County Commission Meeting
Room at the Gulf County Courthouse to discuss and possi-
bly act upon the following:

1) Subdivision Ordinance

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 Administra-
tor's Office, (850) 229-611.ebruary 9, 1998
S. ..I tc, February 19, 1998




City Ordinance 234
Land Development Regulation Code
SHome Businesses
On September 3rd, 1996. the Port St. Joe Board of City
Commissioners revised the City's Land Development Regulation
Code'. Part of those revisions addressed home business operations.
stating that Nothing contained herein shall prohibit the operation
of a business or occupation in any city zoning district which:

Does not have any advertisement of any kind located anywhere
on the property;
Does not have customers or suppliers calling at the loca-
tion of the business;
Does not have more than one employee not residing on the
premises or employs only members of the immediate family residing
on the premises.
Conducts its operation primarily by computer, telephone or
similar facilities.
Violation of this ordinance is punishable,by a fine up to $500 or
imprisonment for a term' not exceeding 60 days, or by both such fine
and imprisonment. ,
Some businesses conducted from residences prior to September,
1993, have grand fathered exemptions to the above restrictions.
Primary violations being reported are customers and suppliers
calling at the home business and receiving various supplies, such as
building materials and equipment, that are in.violation of this ordi-
nance.


GULF COAST ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative, Inc. has filed with the Federal Government Compliance Assurance in
Which it assures the Rural Utilities Service that it will comply fully with all requirements of Title VI of the
Civil Rights Apctof 1964, all requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended,
and all requirements of the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, and requirements of the rules
and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the end that no person in the United States shall,
on the grounds of race, color, and national origin, or solely by reason of such a person's handicap, or on
the basis of age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or to be otherwise subjected
to discrimination in the conduct of its program or the operation of its facilities. Under this Assurance, this
organization is committed not to discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color or national,
origin, solely by reason of such a person's handicap, or on the basis of age, in its policies and practices
relating to applications for service or any other policies relating to treatment of beneficiaries and partici-
pants including employment, rates, conditions and extension of service, admission or access to or use of
any of its' facilities, attendance at and participation in any meetings of beneficiaries and participants or the
exercise of any rights of such beneficiaries and participants in the conduct of the operations of this organi-
zation. The person responsible for coordinating the non-discrimination compliance efforts of this organiza-
tion is the general manager.
Any individual, or any specific class of individuals, who feel subjected by this organization to discrimina-
,tio, prohibited by title VI of Civil Rights Acts, by section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, by the Age
Discrimination Act, or by the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, may personally
or through a representative, file with'the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture,
Washington, D.C. 20250; the Office of the Administrator, Rural Utilities Service, Washington, D.C. 20250;
or this organization, or all, a written' complaint. Such complaint must be files no later than 180 days after
the alleged discrimination, or by such later date to which the Secretary of Agriculture or the Administrator
of the Rural Utilities Service extends the time for filing. Identity of the complainants will be kept confiden-
tial except to the extent necessary to carry out the purpose of the rules and regulations of the U.S.
Department of Agriculture.


Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative
Post Office Box 220
Wewahitchka, Florida 850-639-2215


or
Post Office Box 8370
Southport, Florida 850-265-3631


Volunteers Needed for


5th Annual K 1 )FEST


NOTICE OF IMPOUNDED ANIMALS

T FEBRURRY 17, 1998 ;

TO RECLAIM ANIMALS CONTACT THE PORT ST.
JOE POLICE DEPARTMENT FROM 8:00 A.M. TO
4:00 P.M., M11ND.A- ) THROUGH FRIDAY.












The Star Pnrt St. Joe. FL Thursday. Feb. 19. 1998 Pagre Seven


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.
Ifc 2/5





1998 Ford Windstar GL van, white/grey
interior, cloth seats, seats 7, rear air,
overhead console, $20,500. 648-5435.
tfc 2/19
1977 GMC Coachman, 62,000 original
miles, 22', sleeps 6, asking $3,750.00. 3
ton X-L 1200 air to air HLC with air
handler, $800. 15.5 ft. Glass Stream
bass boat, 65 hp Evinrude, $3,475.00
647-3224. 2tp 2/19
S '81 D-50 Dodge pickup, 90.000 miles.
good condition, $1,250. 227-7415. ltp
'83 Cadillac Sedan Deville, good interi-
or, needs full system work, $500 or best
offer. Call 647-5722. tfc 2/19
32 ft. Vogue motor home; original cost
$85,000, will take $6,500. Excellent
shape, lots of extras. 648-4550.
'93 Honda 250 Nighthawk motorcycle,
low miles, $1,950. Call 227-1639 or
227-1109, ask for Charlie or Linda.
tfc 2/12
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: '79 small motor home,
good for fishing and camping, $500. '91
Lumlna van. Call 648-4550. tfc 2/5





12' boat, trailer and 10 hp motor, S400
firm. 648-4338. Itp
454 Mercruiser- marine engine, com-
plete, runs good. Call 648-3088.
S. 2tc 2/19
16 ft. aluminum boat and trailer. 648-
4338. .. tp
1968 20 fM Lut iudaabin cruis-
er, i/o, ,2 al ium trailer,
$3,000. C 2 .- 2tc 2/19,





CARETAKER now maintaining home
and grounds in S.C. Would like similar
arrangement in Panhandle. WlV[II vet,
good health. Call 803-662-6814 leave
msg. ; 2tp 2/19


2 bedroom, 1 bath, 104 Helmet St.,
Beacon Hill. Call Bill Carr, 229-6961.
tfc 2/19


Two bedroom, partially nurrushed. cable.
& water furnished with upstairs, $500.
month. 1 year lease, 1004. Hwy. 98.
*', ': :, tfc2/19
Two bedroom, 2 1/2 bath townhome,
unfurnished, waterfront with pool. Rent
$625/month. Call Rosasco Real]ty. 227-
1774. 4tc 2/12
3 bedroom, 2 bath at Indian Pass, 1822
Indian Pass Rd., $495/month. Call
Rosasco Realty, 227-1774. 4tc 2/12
Three bedroom, 2 ba. furnished house
, on mexico Beach Canal, $750 month
with 1 year lease. 647-8586 or 769-
7809. 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


Safe 'N Dry Storage
$25 month
302-B Reid Ave., PSI FL
850-22119-9000


Storage

Units

229-6200


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


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
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
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 2/19,
Two bedroom, 1 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 Apis., 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 TT' 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 TITY
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, 124Selma,-St. Joe Beach, ,$750,
month. First and last plus cleaning'
deposit. 647-3461 or 1-612-416-3711.
ftfc 2/5
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Manor Circle. Port St. Joe. Affordable
housing for the elderly and the hand-
icapped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const.. stove & refrig.. fur-
nished, fully carpeted, I bdrm., apts. on
site -
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
tfc 2/5
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. I block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. t fc2/5


1,200 sq. ft. office space, located on
C O 750 month include u


ties. Call 227-1774. fc 2/5
UNFURNISHED ,
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a, screen porch. carport &
laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig.. washer/dryer hook-up.
*New evtra Ig. 3 bdrm. house. 1 1/2 ba.,
inside laundry rm. ch&a. dishwasher
& stove, fully carpeted. No pets.
FURNISHED.
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat & air,
washer/dryer hook-up.
*One bedroom apartment, washer
/dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. 2/5
tfc 2/5


One and two bedroom apartments. 2
blocks from beach. Beacon Hill, reason-
able. Call 912-246-1250. tfc 2/5





Yard Sale: 7220 W. Hwy. 98, St. Joe
Beach. Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
Collectables, household goods and
misc. Items. 8:00 until 2:00. Itp
Yard Sale: Saturday, Feb. 21, 8 a.m.
until ? Remodeling items, clothes,
housewares, Ford van seats, crafts and
supplies. 309 Redfish St., Highland
View. Itc 2/19
Yard Sale: Friday, Feb. 20th, 8:00 a.m.
until 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, Feb.
21st, 8:00 a.m. until ?? 1628 Palm
Blvd. Two families, weight equip.;
household goods (one family moving),
fishing equip., tools, clothes, etc.)


Yard Sale: 407 Madison St., 8-12. Baby
items, ladies' clothing, lots more.,
Everything must go. Itp 2/19





Licensed Florida Real Estate persons.
Apply Rosasco Realty & Mortgage Co.,
227-1774. 4tc 2/19


Now hiring heavy equipment opera-
tors/truck drivers, CDL required. Apply
at Todd Land & Development, 2880 CR-
30, Simmons Bayou. 2tc 2/12
SECRETARY
Gulf Life Management Center has an
immediate opening for a part-time (full-
time possible) secretary. Duties: word
processing, record keeping, filing,
reception, and general office duties.
Min. req.: H.S. dips. or equiva., typing
skills of at least 40 wpm & screening,
Must be personable & relate well to the
public. Apply to: Edwin R. Alles,,,
Director, Gulf Life Management Center,
311 Williams Ave., Port, St. Joe, FL
32456. E.O.E. ltc 2/19
Independent Contractor: Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative is seeking three:
independent contractors to read electric
meters in Gulf, Calhoun, Bay, and
Washington counties in its service area.
Please submit your proposal to Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative. James
Tharp, P. 0O. Box 8370. Southliport.
Florida 32409, including qualifications
and familiarity with the area by
Monday, Feb. 23, 1998, 4:30 p.m. For
information, please call James Tharp at
800-568-3667 or 850-265-3631. Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative reserves the
right to refuse acceptance of any or all
proposals. tc 2/19
OUTREACH COUNSELOR, Gulf Life
Management Center has an immediate
opening for an Outreach Counselor to
work with juveniles & their families.
Duties" interviewing & evaluations;
individual, group & family counseling;
case management.. home visits; treat-
ment planning & record keeping; and
agency consultations Mm. Req.:
Bachelor's degree in a mental health
discipline with experience. A Master's
Degree with licerisure or eligibility is
preferred. On call rotation & residence
will be required. Staring salary ranges
from 18-25K. d.o.e. plus benefits.
Apply to: Edwin R. Alles, Director. Gulf
Life Management Center, 311 Williams
Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. E.O.E.
ltc 2/19


COSTIN'S
Bookkeeping Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
'*" >p'Port St.Jo -e *'- '- '
(850) 229-8581



Cabinets, Custom Mantles,
Furniture, Trim.
Bob/Janna Rinehart
227-3590
[f 2 5

ROGER STOKES
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
647-3328
Free Estimates RF 0066770
PLUMBING REPAIRS
S, .. hm 4/2/98.



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


TLC Lawn Service _A
Catering to All '/our Lawn -
Ser.ice Needs
NMco...r. ITrimlming. Clean Outs,
m.orIcurin.3 Spia, ing Ferilizing.
Lancl.caplrng ra i.1noi Sprinkler Repair
Pi A.aio-l:,I 229-8435

a


.J I b 'Residential
.o1 0Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
*Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
FAMILYY OWNED
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections





STEAM CLEANING


STEAM CLEANING


Pest Control Technician. Must have
neat appearance, self-motivated.
Florida driver's license with clean
record. Experience helpful, but will
train right person. Call Donnie's Total,
Pride Pest Control for interview. 648-
3018 or 639-5686. Drug free workplace.
Drug screening required when hired.
2tc 2/19
PANTHER INDUSTRIES INC. needs
mature person now in the Port St. Joe
area Regardless of training write or call
C. Hutcheris, Dept. CH-32456, P. 0..
Box 96100. Ft. Worth, TX 76161-0001
or 1-800-433-7664. 2tp 2/19


Case Manager Position Available. The
Gulf County Senior Citizens are now
accepting applications, for a part-time
Cape Manager. Must have own trans-
portation.b e willing to ravel and work
with elderly Receives referrals, com-
pletes assessments, develops care
plans, maintains files, and arranges
services. Applications will be accepted
from February 19th until March 5th.
You may pick applications up from the
Port St. Joe Senior Center. Interviews
will be held on March 10th. Minimum
qualifications are a Bachelor's degree in
social work, sociology, psychology.
.nursing or related field. Other directly
related job education or experience may
be, substituted for all or some of these
basic requirements upon approval of
the Area Agency on Aging. Social work
training or experience will be given pref-
erence. We are an Equal Opportunity.
employer. Inforimatioh.is available at
229-8466 Monday through Friday. 8:00
- 5-00 ET. This is a 4 hour per day. 20
hours per week position, salary to be
discussed based on qualifications.
2tc 2/19

,Receptionist/Reservationist: property
,rTanagement office, requires customer
interface. good telephone skills, conm-
puter experience. Full time position
with benefits. For our.new St. Joe Bay
'office, Fantasy Properties. Inc., call
648-5146. 3tc2/5


Glynn Dykes
Drywall
'"No job too big, or. oo small"
227-1785 *
Free Estimates Insured
TFC 2/12


CUSTOM LAWN

SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559



STUTZMAN ROOFING
RC 0036936
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
'Where Qualir Is Higher Than Price"
229-8631
..I. tc 2/5


HANDYMAN ,
SERVICE .
Household Repairs
Painting. Interior/Exterior Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
FREE ESTIMATES
(1850) 229-1051.
,, tfc 215










gi-

PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
;t. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
7 MINI-STORRGE \




5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT

STEAM CLEANING


STEAM CLEANING


Now taking applications for seasonal
jobs. No phone calls. Apply at El
Governor Motel. 2tc 2/12

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
Cooks needed, train under chef. Apply
in person at Toucan's Restaurant. No
calls please. tfc 2/5
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
-Now hiring food servers, kitchen help
and bartenders. Apply in person at The
Top of the Gulf. talk with Jonnie. No
phone calls please. tUc 2/5
Experienced nail tech needed. For
very busy salon on St. George Island.
850-927-3500. tfc 2/5





Like new Snapper riding mower, 12 hp,
ICV, B/S engine. 30" cut. disc drive. 5
speed. 81.000. 227-3227. 2tc 2/12
Brand new KOHLER whirlpool tub. with
all accessories, valued $1,800, for .sale
$800 or bet offer. Call 647-5722.
tfc 2/19

Washing machine. 875 obo. Call 647-
3245. .c 1/29


a 54& Sat 97 9 7& Stmwd


S 'Scik Finish
Concrete, Sidewalks, Driveways, Block,
SAdditions, Patios.
DAVID WATSON, 827-2485
4TP;2/19


STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
tIC ERO0013168 INSURED
647-8081
ALAN STRICKLAND

Available at

The Athletic
'97 State -
Championship .
; Clocks
1 /2 off 2 2 9- 6H 0 5use,
^^>^ 229-66105


Make an offer: ruby red prom dress,
spaghetti straps, sequined top with
satin bottom, tapered knee length. All
money will go to Gulf/Franklin College
Center Building Fund. Can see at Dr.
King's office. Best offer. ltp
Oak hutch. S325: paddle boat used 1
time, $275; 1 roll farm fence wire $60;
Ig. capacity refrig, $125. Call 647-3283.
2tc 2/19
Picture puzzles. over 50 to choose from,
25* to $1.00. 648-5650. Itp
Cypress swings, 4 and 5 foot, $65 each.
647-3283. 2tc 2/19
: Cookbooks. over 300,. dating from 1900
through 1980, hard backs, paperbacks
& magazine type. 648-5650. Itp
Computerized treadmill for sale, in good
condition, Asking $70. Call 647-3350.
2tp 2/19
One commercial ice machine, one
refrigerator. hot water heater. entertain-
ment center, round oak table,
Magnavox radio & record player. 227-
1804. Itp
Mobile home for sale: 1990 14x70;, 3
bdrm., 2 ba. $16,000. Set up on rental
lot. Call 648-4125. 2tc 2/!19
Walk-in coolers and freezers, step-ins
icemakers, fryers, grills, charbroilers,
convection ovens. sandwich units,
refrigerators. sinks, hoods and more.
Financing available, a m., 850-785-
1:568, p.m., 850-769-8643. Itp 2/19
Must Sell 3 undelivered Arch Steel
Buildings- 20x24, 25x30, 30x58.
Financing available. Must sell immedi-
ately. Great for backyard shops and
garages. Call today 1-800-341-7007.
2tp 2/19

20x20 storage shed, on lot at 221 7th
St., $500. Oak tree to be cut down for
'FREE firewood. Call 229-8421.
3tp 2/12


C. J's twn
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 Sanford (904) 648-8492


Steve Brant's

ROOFING

LICENSED & INSURED
LIC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call
229-6326
Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218 kc2/5


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










( 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
free PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
Fstialtes REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
Istilfte INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
MINOR ELECTRICAL
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821


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


PUMP REP



HAL KEEL
JAMES WIl


AIR& SALES


LICENSED & INSURED


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


229-2738
227-7205


CARPET CLEANING




Odor Control 24 Hr. Water Damage
Pet Stains Free Estimates
(850) 227-5098 or 229-9663


FOR RENT HELP WANTED I HELP WANT ED I HELP WANTED I MISCELLANEOUSI


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Mobile home, 14x60', 2 bd, 1 ba. with
attachments, $1,600. 639-5156.
2tp 2/12
One Peavey XR 600C mixer/amplifier.
Two Peavey 115 HC II speakers, two 25
ft. speaker cables. One 1993 model, like
new, $1,400, asking $750. Call 227-
3777. ltc2/19
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, BUY, 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
REDUCE: Lose weight while you sleep,
take OPAL tablets and E-Vap Diuretic.-
Available Pitts Pharmacy in
Wewahitchka. 5t, ,p 1/22
Computer complete with everything. Lg.
palmni trees, wicker set. sofa, 2 chairs
w/cushion, coffee table, can be used
inside or outside and other miscella-
neous items. 648-4550. tic 2/19
S .; ,' tfc 2/5
DRIVEWAY SHELL
MUSHROOM COMPOST
BARFIELD'S, 229-2727
uie 2/5
Bedroom set, black Iron double canopy
bed & 3 dressers In gray marble (I six
drav.er with mirror. I w/5 tall drawers
& nightstand) Call 227-3412.


Tom and Jerry 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 etn your
home, Certified CNA, CPR certified.
Have references. Call Stephanie Morales
at 648-3915. 3tc 2/12
a Port St. Joe Lodge No. Ill
Reg. Stated Communication
Ist & 3rd Thursday of each
month, 8:00
Sp.m..Masonic Hall.
214 Reid Ave.
Richard Robinson. W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.
1st & 3rd weeks -Dec.


LIVESTOCK
Horseshoeing
& Trimming
229-9737


-A Catherine L. Collier
Idependenr Sales
I : Representative
211 Allen Memorial Way

AVOfl (680)229-6460

1eiienlol Cu lom Wooa
SCc-rrnrr r,,aIl inr uinal
A & R Fence
Fencian u Coeiicefe Werk
4 .cirrt Fle.i-:rn ,arn r FrEt Etrt-,i.5ie.
Eli sl,' i i.o.- (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
tfc 2/5


For a few pennies more, get the latest
technology in liquid wormers. Ask
BARFIELD'S LAWN & GARDEN 229-
2727 about HAPPY JACK LIQUI-VICT.
There's a BIG difference. (www.happy-
Jacklnc.com) 6tc 2/12




For Sale or Rent: 3 bedroom house at
528 7th St., Port St. Joe. Call 648-5306.
tfc 2/19
For Sale by Owner: 3 bedroom, 1 bath-
room. Cen. h&a, new kitchen cabinets,
and new dishwasaher. 224 7th St. Call
227-1804.. ltp 2/19
For Sale- by Owner: .4 bedroom, 2
ba.,large corner lot, near school, cen.
h&a, 2675 Oak Grove Ave., $65,000.
647-3954. 2tc 2/12
HIouse 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.1 Sellers motivated'.
Reduced from $79,900 to $64,950. 229-
2580 evenings, 229-9282 days.cLf 2/C 2


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
3 bdrm., 1 ba., completely remodeled
with refrigerator, dishwasher & range,
cen. h/a, 100'x140' lot, 246 Pompano,
Highland View. Call 871-1731 between


3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath house on 2 lots,. 9 a.m. 5 p.m. ET. tfc 2/5
large room, can be used as bedroom or
den, 1301 Palm Blvd. Asking price A 4 bedroom. 2 bath aluminum siding
$72,500. Call Aridrea at 950-942-1992: -home with 2 large worksheds on
3tc 2-/i"' ,approximately 2 acres of land in
SWewahltchka. Asking $46,000. Call,
A 1987 West single wide mobile home 639-3338. lltp 1/15


on six small lots in White City. S20,0o0
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. tic l'/29
1 *%
For sale by owner: two story new home'
2048 sq. ft.. 3 bdrm 2 1.2 bath. mast
ter bdrm., 22'xl6' with garden tub,
sunken den w/fireplace and home the-
atre system with surround sound. Front
and rear porch, 12 x16' u'il. shed. By
appt. only. 101 Yaupon. 229-6411.
if c2/


364 Sealy Dr., White City $62,900 "_






i.... i i i [i: :;i ,PORT ST. JOE
--- --HANNON'
REALTY INC.*
3 bedroom,. 1 baih Land 1/2 Acre PORT ST. JOE
SPECIAL FEATURES Pr.ce includes range above-ground pool 227-1450
s.atellile wi rTiy r.e. ., pri'.'oc. fence


COINS BY THE BAY!
I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8104. Bus. 229-6803.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Saturday 8:00 p.m. E.T
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday. 6'00 p.m.
AL-ANON Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at Ist United
Methodist Church. PSJ

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
AMV02522
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229


Painting

& Stucco

by DeGraff
Affordable REAL
Stucco Work
Over 50 color.6 to Jchoose eront.
All Stucco -
No Styrofoam
Also specializing in:
Simulated Brick
Simulated Stone
Quality Painting
Call Tim, "The
Stucco Man"
229-8588
229t. 1


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

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

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


House cleaning, have references.
227-2049. 2tc2/19


Mr
Alpfilance
4 99 f4reRrAPPIONCE REPAM


Lease Purchase, 3/2, pool, garage, 1/1
pool house, gulf view. 2% deposit plus
closing costs. Balance at 10%, 46
month balloon, $140,000. 1-612-416-
3711. tfc 2/5
1985 14.170' 2 bdrm.. 2 ba. mobile
home w/3 acres of. land with 2 out-
buildings, deep well, Ig. deck in White.
City, $39,000 OBO. 827-2838 after 5'
p.m. tfc 2/5



1/2 acre lots on
paved county road,
septic tanks, wells,
natural gas, ready
to move onto.
$16,000. Owner
financing with 10%/
down. Call Billy
Carr, 227-2020,
647-3381.:
t.. 2/5


5 1t 9eaice4 4 ee&"aij..d ee4
e4& 227-1279


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 82/12


Business and Personal 1 Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

FRANK :J. SEIFERT
Accounting and' Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St."
Office (850) 229-9292 R O. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457



REMEMBER?
1. When life was less complicated?
2. When tax return costs were reasonable?
3. When SERVICE was a priority?
IT STILL IS!
Call Wanda Davis at 827-2398
Now accepting new bookkeeping accounts and
income taxes. prompt reasonable



T.V. VC.R SALES
Zenith G.E.,- RCA & Magnavox
Factory Authorized Service
: We Serviie What We Sell
Badcock Home Furnishings Center
310 ReidAve., Port St. Joe
850-229-6195






For the Handyman and Sportsman
We strive 'o meet your needs!
Hardware "LP 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 (850) 229-8933


S Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete

This area's most experienced refinishers.
We do it ALL from furniture to floor.
Free Estimates
827-6828 ask for Dusty
tk2/5


Home for sale by owner: brick home, 1
1/2 lots, nice neighborhood. 4 bed-
rooms, 2.5 baths, family room, sun.
room. Formal living & dining room.
Custom kitchen & breakfast nook, hot
tub, swimming pool, large deck, fenced
in back yard. 2700 sq. ft. heating &
cooling. Location 103: 20th St., PSJ
(904) 229-8409. By appointment only.
tfc 2/5
Lots on Dead Lakes, West Arm Section..
Call 639-5920. tfc 4/2


Large 3 BR/2 BA home, 2
car garage, landscaping,
sprinklers, hot tub on
screened porch, brick,
] 1/2 lots, on 17th
Fairway, huge kitchen.
Land & Castle Realty
229-9228
4tc 2/5


3 bedroom, 1 bath brick home on shad-?,
ed corner lot in Highland View. Cen.
h/a, fireplace, new carpet in living area;,
utility room, storage and boat shed,.
$42,500. 227-1604. tfc 2/5.
TAKE OVER PAYMENTS, 96 16x80.
Cavalier Zone 3 mobile home, 3 bd., 2A
ba., deck, garden tub & many extras.'
acreage .available. 227-2521 or 229-
8002. tfe 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. tic 2/5.


Perfectly kept 2 bdrm/,deri 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. tic 2/5
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creek-lew Subd., with septic
tank & well. 82.500 down, $132.16 mo.
Call George, 229-6031. tfc 2/5
C a4 227-1278t Place
y ou (^ at^ ite dl A d/ '


OPEN HOUSE: $134,900
Pelican Walk Real Estate, Inc.
Saturday, February 21, 1998, 1:00 till 4:00 est
at 104 Sea Pines Drive,
Gulfaire Subdivision, St. Joe
Beach, FL.
4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sauna, marble .
fireplace, ood parquet flooring, pull-ourt in
kitchen cabinets, private beach, tennis, pool "


200 Carolina Dr., Mexico Beach $124,900




ffc Hi iHANNON
2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths REALTY INC.
SPECIAL FEATURES Spacious brick home 2 blocks PORT ST. JOE
from beach Price includes new ranqe freezer. dish.
washer. garbage disposal washer dryer arpe; anc 227-1450
blinds


1850 Indian Pass Road $67,900

*5 --



.REALTY IC.
Bedrooms: 3 Balhs. 2 Lot 75v96 PORT ST. JOE
SPECIAL FEATURES Well mainian me .-ri r onl
blocks from Ine Gulf ol fMexico VinI. tioor. Ihrou.houl 227-1450
Large screened porch. central heal air


[1601 Marvin Ave. $57,500




HANNON
.EI uenrccm, D- L., ." REALTY INC.
SPECIAL FEATURES Tidy ri,:.me r, n.e lam. re.qror,:,o, PORT ST. JOE
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1200 U.S. Hwy. 98 2221 CR-30
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Simmons Bayou on St. Joe Bay
S850.648-5146 850.227.2511
1.800.458.7478 or 888.458.7470
NEW LISTING:
Seashores Subdivision Like New 101
Nautilus. Corner lot in restricted subdivision, 3 bed-
rooms, 2 baths with washer/dryer off master suite and
kitchen. Wired for surround sound. Ideal for year round
living or summer home. 2 car garage, 1 block to the
beach. $116,500.00.

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