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SIXTIETH YEAR, NUMBER 26
Mobile Home Ordinance
................... More on Page 6A
The Colorful Past...
...... Story Concludes on Page IB
Building Takes Slight Dip
................ Details on Page 3A
Arrest Made In Robbery
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Contribution for Scouts
........... Photo, Story on Page 3B
Lift Station Fractures
...... Repair Outlook on Page 9A
SHARKS WIN; Host
......... Sports on Pages 9 & IOA
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 *THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1998
School Board Pays
Promised Raise After Overriding Superintendent; Agrees
to Borrow the Necessary Funds to Make Up Tax Loss
Last Thursday afternoon the Gulf County School
Board held a public hearing to disseminate both
sides In regards to the rejection by Superintendent
Jerry Kelley of the Special Masters' proposal last
November of implementing a raise for Gulf County,
teachers. The total raise would be S250 for the
remainder of the 1997-98 school year effective
February Ist and S500 for the 1998-99 school year.
Jackie Sweat presented the supportive position of
the Gulf County Teachers Association for the Special
Master's recommendations, including the reason
February 13th they filed unfair labor charges against
the Gulf County School Board.
Also, Sweat noted that Gulf County teachers do
an excellent job and this is reflected in the school dis-
trict's graduation rate being top in the state and the
dropout rate being second lowest out of 67 counties
She also reviewed salary rankings and how the
step increments that 110 of the 152 teachers received
Wewa Applies for Grant
At its January meeting, the quest for $450,000. This grant
Wewahitchka City Commission application-a CDBG grant-
discussed plans to refurbish and would require at least $50,000 in
expand its sewer collection sys- matching local funds. The com-
tem; the extent depending upon mission agreed to petition the
the amount of money which could Gulf County Commission for this
reasonably be expected from amount to come from the SHIP
grants for which it Intended to fund. "We don't have this amount
apply. of money to use as a match at
In Monday's meeting, the city this time," City Manager Don
became more explicit with its ex- Minchew, stated.
pension plans after it secured the MORE DEFINITE PLANS
services of Julian Webb, grants Webb has been very success-
writer from Chipley. to write a re- ful In securing grants and he
After several delays, the Gulf/Franklin Annex of Gulf
Coast Community College construction project is under way
Whatever It Takes" To
Meet Schedule, Walters Says
Delays for Various Reasons Slow the
"Drying In" Process; Work Now Speeding Up
Greg Walters, project superin-
tendent for North Bay Construc-
tion, Inc., said Tuesday morning
the firm plans to do "whatever it
takes" to complete the Gulf-
Franklin campus extension of
Gulf Coast Community College for
Fall 1998 classes.
Several delays have plagued
North Bay since they began the
construction project. First, the
steel structure to fabricate the
complex's three pods was delayed
approximately 60 days from the
manufacturer. Then, just as
everything started coming togeth-
er, Mother Nature started slowing
Project manager Dwight
Brown said the firm lost 28 days
due to weather conditions during
the months of December and
Both wind and rain make it
very difficult to construct metal
buildings. The wind makes it
almost impossible to handle steel,
while the rain makes it slippery,
Construction crews are cur-
rently applying the steel sheeting
to the last of the three buildings
being constructed for the Gulf-
Franklini complex. Both Walters
and Brown agreed once the last
building is dried-in, weather con-
ditions will have much less of an
impact on the project's schedule.
Bricklayers are well on their
way, laying the brick on the first
building in the complex. Duct
work and drywall has been erect-
ed and sub-contractors are in the
process of finishing the sheetrock.
Duct work and sheetrock is
also being installed in the second
Local college trustee, Ralph
Roberson, said Tuesday, the
board had also received assur-
ance from the contractor that the
complex would be complete in
time for Fall 1998 classes.
He noted, if construction is
complete by the July 1 deadline,
college personnel would have
approximately two months to
move in and set up before classes
were vaned and how teachers' salaries ranked low.
For example, a step three teacher received 0.58'o. or
8135 step increment compared to a step 21 teacher
who received 6.75%. or a $2.287 increase.
Sweat reported that the school board has bud-
geted S211,643 less than the previous years' expen-
ditures on Instructional salaries and benefits. This Is
mainly due to five less teaching positions which cre-
ates additional duties for the other teachers, such as
more pupils In a class. ,
On behalf of the teachers association, Sweat pro-
posed that the board go along with the Special
Masters' recommendation and grant the raise in good
faith as it was agreed upon in November.
Assistant Superintendent Watson spoke on
behalf of Kelley taking the position that the
Superintendent can not recommend action intention-
ally requiring the school district to indebt Itself. Many
(See BOARD PAYS on Page 9)
to Extend Sewer Service
stated, in a planning meeting
with the board, the amount was
reasonable for the city to expect
to be approved.
Based on Webb's assessment
of the proposed grant, the com-
mission set limitations on its ex-
pansion and rehabilitation plans.
The board agreed to attempt to
extend collection services as far
as Sycamore and Sesame Streets
on Red Bull Island and to Mossy
Road and the T. L. James Park
Even these areas of expan-
sion and rehabilitation are depen-
dent on the receipt of the grants,
but they are more definite than
when the plans were first pro-
Chris Forehand of Preble-
Rish Engineers, informed the
board that the pre-applicaUon to
the Rural Development Agency
had been sent. as a preliminary
St6 applying for the grant. They
(See GRANT on Page 9)
once more. The buildings are scheduled to be complete in
time for fall classes to begin.
Greg Walters, project foreman, looks over the brick work
on one of the GCCC Annex buildings.
Jackie Sweat, spokesman for the Gulf County Teachers
Association, addresses the School Board Thursday.
Hold for 30 Days
Which Will Govern Creation
of Subdivision Regulations
FoUovwing t.he.. direcu ions,1.,..., ,el.st,.mmmsieersagreed .
Gulf County commissioners, the that these were some items that
Gulf County Planning Board has needed to be looked at. Chairman
been drafting an ordinance aimed Yeager agreed to a request by
at regulating subdivisions seeking Commissioner Knox to hold a
plat approval from the county. workshop on the subject before
The main thrust of the ordi- the ordinance comes back to the
nance Is to outline minimum road board.
standard requirements before a
subdivision can be approved. Humane Society Workshop
During Tuesday's regular County commissioners, rep-
board meeting. commissioners resentatives from the cities of Port
held a public hearing on the pro- St. Joe and Wewahitchka. Sheriff
posed ordinance and agreed to a Frank McKeithen, Gulf County
planning board recommendation Animal Control Officer Johnny
to postpone adoption of the ordi- Collins. and members of the St.
nance for 30 days. Joseph Bay Humane Society got
In the meantime, commis- together for a workshop on the
sioners also' established a morato- county's animal control needs
rium on county subdivision appli- prior to the board's regular meet-
cations until the ordinance word- ing Tuesday.
ing is ironed out. During the meeting, all par-
Planning board members ties seemed to make headway In
requested the delay because own- coordinating and communicating
ers of smaller parcels of property their needs and desires for animal
had Issued concerns that some of control and shelters in the coun-
the regulations would be over- ty.
bearing and impractical in small *Port St. Joe mayor Johnny
subdivisions. Linton suggested the City of Port
Commissioners discussed the St. Joe consolidate with the coun-
intent of the ordinance for several ty, expand on the current county
minutes prior to granting the 30- dog pound and work out the
day extension, details.
U-arolyn [e gT-mman
Commissioner Nathan Peters,
Jr., who cast the only opposing
vote to the extension, stated, "I
represent the majority of the citi-
zens of Gulf County by making
the developer bear the burden of
Peters wasn't alone in his
stand though. Commissioners
Tommy Knox and Billy Traylor
pointed out examples of how sub-
divisions with poor road and
drainage systems equal problems
for the county.
They used Gulf Aire
Subdivision (St. Joe Beach) and
5-Acre Farms (Dalkeith) as exam-
"The days of the county build-
ing roads and digging ditches in
subdivisions are over," Traylor
Board chairman Warren
Yeager said he felt the board cre-
ated the problem in the mid
1980s when they revised a por-
tion of the subdivision require-
ments as it pertained to road
width and paving requirements.
He suggested those changes
might could be removed and solve
the issue without making whole-
sale changes to the ordinance.
Commissioner John Stanley
said he could not support the
ordinance as it currently was
written. He said he had several
concerns about some of the regu-
lations for both large and small
*Carolyn L ee humane e
Society president) extended the
same services to the City of
Wewahitchka that the group is
currently giving Gulf County and
Port St. Joe.
*Mrs. Lee also updated the
county on improvements the
Humane Society has made to the
.county pound through donated
materials and county labor.
*Chairman Yeager asked City
Manager Don Minchew if Wewa
would be interested in joining in
with Port St. Joe and the county
to consolidate county animal con-
trol. Minchew said he would take
the offer back to the city's board.
*Mrs. Lee outlined long term
plans of the Humane Society to
build an animal control shelter,
but in the meantime offered the
group's help. "If there's anything
we can do just let us know," she
*The group also discussed a
temporary adoption program as
an alternative to euthanization in
some cases and establishing coor-
dinating animal control ordi-
nances and adoption charges.
Yard Debris Resolution
Gulf County Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford informed
the board that DEP had notified
the county that yard debris could
no longer be dumped at construc-
tion and demolition .(C&D) landfill
(See COUNTY on Page 9)
The Star .
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1998
THE 9-1-1 EMERGENCY SYSTEM in Gulf County has been
in the forming stage ever since 1994 and in the planning stage
for longer than that. At last, it's all coming together into a use-
ful, life-saving tool for our emergency people to use for our bene-
fit. If you are too ill to talk, but able to dial 9-1-1, you can still
receive effective emergency service. If a burglar is breaking in on
you, but doesn't know you are there, you can sound the alarm
without saying a word. If your house is on fire and you are too
incoherent to give proper directions or information, you can still
receive the aid of the proper fire department by dialing 9-1-1. If
you call for medical aid for a chronic illness, chances are you
will receive the services of an ambulance equipped with emer-
gency personnel who know all about your problem and come
ready to effectively aid you.
Gulf County's 9-1-1 is ready and willing to provide the emer-
gency assistance you may need, with most of the information
available to help you. But some of the information is your re-
IS YOUR DOVICILE adequately and properly numbered? Is
your domicile, indeed, the place where you reside. or have you
moved since the system was installed? The machine which fur-
nishes the emergency people your address doesn't know that, if.
you haven't told them and had your address changed. It may ,
still have you listed as residing at 265 Podunk Lane, when in
fact you now live at 578 Monument Avenue, but you still have
the same phone number.
In that case, your address in the computer used to alert the
emergency people is wrong and, as a result, will dispatch the
necessary service to"the wrong address, thus wasting valuable
time, which is usually at a premium in case of an emergency.
IT'S UP TO YOU to make sure your address information is
correctly filed with the computer and is up-to-date. Then, it is
your responsibility to post your correct house number in a con-
spicuous place on or beside your residence, so you can easily be
There are gruesome war stories about how inadequate infor-
mation has been given by a person calling from a phone other
than their own, hanging up, giving incorrect information during
moments of extreme stress, routing vehicles In the wrong direc-
Look in the phone book to check your address. The address
printed there Is the way it is listed in the 9-1-1 computers. If
your address is different, call the phone company to have it
Take care of it today!
ALREADY, THE MERCHANTS' Association is beginning to
make preparations for things they are planning for activities for
the coming year. There is the Easter egg hunt for the children of
the r;ttvhe ',Jhl y F6 -h:;e6lEi'itio'n the liloWe'en" ativliles
and t1ie Christmas-p 'ade andday ot lun. dr. -,. -..,
TITese sound like'they areW't much, being as they are all built
around holidays and more or less "plan themselves". Wrong!
They will take every bit of the time being allotted for them be-
tween now and the time of presentation. Committees have to be
appointed and function. Decisions must be made on what to of-
fer and what not to offer. A definite, time, date and the extent of
the celebration must be decided. Money must be allocated and
collected to pay the expenses.
THERE IS A CHANCE that the Easter egg hunt will be spon-
sored by a different organization this year, but if it 'doesn't work
out that way, the merchants stand ready to see that an egg hunt
The merchants didn't ask for these words, nor did they sug-
gest that they be written or hint that they might like for them to
be written. They will be a complete surprise. from the president
of the organization, on down to the shopkeeper.
We're writing this little blurb to let you know just how much
planning goes into each activity the merchants produce for your
enjoyment each year. The Individuals are extremely busy with
their own everyday activities of operating their businesses and
making a living. To a man, they put in far more hours on the job
than the private Individual does. Still, they find the time to plan
activities for your enjoyment.
Hunker Down With Kes
by Kesley. Colbert
Scooped (Again) By Local Editor
Wesley has done it to me 'big
time this time!
I'm the baseball man! I'm sup-
posed to do, the baseball stories! I
thought that was In my contract.
Where does he come off breaking
in the new season with an excel-
lent baseball article while I'm twid-
dlring away my time, and yours, 'on
some lame brain story about Mary
E. Pendleton eating all of the left-
"over Valentine candy .. '
Just who does he think he Is!
I don't exactly understand how
all this newspaper stuff is put'
together but somehow the editor
decides which stories go In each
week-ole Wes holds my good'uns
back 'til he gleans all the nuggets .
. and then beats me to the
Shoot, I've got a riveting Easter
tale all lined up and ready to go.
but it'll never see the light of day.
At least, not in April. He may get it
in around June or July. A month
or so after his bunny story!
I complain to Wes all the time.
It doesn't do any good. I have even
gone so far as to.try to help him
with' the overall look of the paper.,
You know, small suggestions like
more baseball pictures on the front,
page. A section on, major league,
box scores could-go in -next to the
sheriffs arrest report. Weekly team
updates on the St. Louis Cardinals
would definitely be' of interest to
our readers. And, I think some edi'
trials on hitting and base running
and bunt deferies' would not only
be Informative-they' ought to 'be
It's the right thing to dot
He keeps pointing out that It's
his newspaper. Don't you just hate
those technical people.
I have tried unsuccessfully for
years to get Wes to designate me as
his roving major league reporter.
Give me a press pass. a big
expense account, unlimited
mileage,. a "little pocket money,
show me how to get to Atlanta,
Baltimore, Seattle, Denver-and
don't watch me too. closely. You
talk about some bjg league stories!
'Course. ole Wes is almighty quick
to point out that I ain't exactly'
turning in, Hemingwayish type
work with the by-line I do have.'
I ain't going to let it dampen
my spring. This is:my time of year.
What does the poem sayi, Hope
springs eternal. ..... We're all 300
hitters and 20 game winners and
playing on World Series bound
clubs, before that first pitch .of the
regular season comes whistling In.:
i I'm ,a young fifty, my legs, are
in good shape, and I've been work-
ing on a circle change and my
knuckleball all winter-maybe
there's a team out there some-
You know the best thing about
that old black electrician tape we
used to wrTap around our coverless
ball back when the Major Leagues
only had sixteen teams-it showed
up well against the snow.
Mother used to get a little frus-
trated because I would cry when it
,got dark ,and she'd make us come
in'. "Son. it's not a matter of life ,
No ma'am., it's more impor-
tant than that! ,
I was the first guy 'at the park .
and the last one to leave. I'd let the,
other "team" bat first. I'd chase&
down all the foul balls. I'd watch"t,
Ricky. Gene's, little sister if he
couldn't come without her.' I'd play,.
for both sides if that's what it took-'
to get the game going .....
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)
My Car Receives Its "Greetings" Due to a Possible Hood Malfunction
I RECEIVED A notice in the .. Ume I went for medical treatment don't know if I could stand having going around, tempting fate, loc
mail a couple of weeks ago, much .. i the hospital. The doctor told a 'bumper knocker' which caused ing for something to hit, test
as the draftees of World War I[ re- .- me. "This procedure will take only my hood to pop open. The stress my air hag's deployment capab
their G ings a long ETANH RU a few minute to correct, but ou of hang to lie with that threat ties. thus causing n hood to p
ceived their "Greetings a long ll have to hang around for a would be more than a body open. I had done a pretty go
ogae f f a, no d that fate.ht i
The "Greetings" came as a
surprise which couldn't be ig-
nored by them and the notice I
received couldn't be ignored by
me. It caught my attention.
My car had been recalled!
I had had no problems with
it. Actually, the Windstar van had -
been trouble-free for the nearly
three years I have had it All that
has been required is a little gaso-
line now and then, and it has
kept performing without a hitch.
Twice, I have not closed the door
quite tight enough, leaving the in-
side light on overnight, which ran'
the battery down, but how could'
the Ford Motor Company have
known that, recalling it for that
Why was my car being re-
called? The notice just gave a
terse, short reason.
THE NOTICE I received was
in the form of an 184 penny post-
card, which contained the com-
puter-generated message, "Hood".
Now, what could .be wrong
'with my hood? It opened in order
to let me check the motor under
it and closed, latching shut, when
I let it down to close it. What
could be the problem?
It had a three-year history
and 36,000 well travelled miles of
opening and -closing on demand.
What more could one expect from
a hood on a car?
That faithful hood had
served, not only to cover the mo-
tor, but it had served, well, as a
love-bug repository. No problems
. by Wesley Ramsey
Actually, it had served yeob-
man. duty during love bug season,.
often, I think, saving back some:
love bugs for out of season plas-:
tering on the front of the now de-,
fective hood. But, I took it In and'
had the "defect" cured, like the
I TOPK MY VAN back to the
dealer, and the mechanic said,;
'This operation will only take a!
few minutes to correct, but thel
recovery time is about an hour'
and a half before it can be driven
That sounded like the last
couple of hours, in case you have
some reaction to the procedure."
But, my car recall was like
my medical procedure in another
sense, too. Both had the expense
covered by someone else. ,Ford
Motor Company paid for the car
recall and Medicare paid for the
Ain't life grand,, when you
have someone standing by to pick
up the expense tabs?
The' mechanic'told me some-,
thing like, "If you had been in-
volved in a: bumper knocker it
might have caused your hpod to
pop open if the problem went on
unattended," he said.
IT'S NICE TO. know that I
can have a 'bumper knocker' now,
and not be bothered with worry-,
ing about, my hood flying open. I
snoulda oe callnea on to bear.
I'm glad my dealership and
car manufacturer are looking out
for my Interests so closely.
Now, not only can 1 blissfully
continue to drive my Windstar,
unaware of any danger, but I will
be out of danger as well.
didn't know my hood was
susceptible to pop open .with. a lit-
tle jar during these nearly three
trouble-free years. I have driven it.
I guess ignorance can. be bliss.
:Of course, I was actually and
intentionally driving around, pur-
posely avoiding, any 'bumper-
thumper' accident as well as a
full blown body bender; I had
purposely avoided any contact
with another, vehicle, telephone
post, wall, or any other immova-
ble object, you understand.
'It wasn't is if I was purposely
nice to know that I can now gent-
ly bump something without fear"
of causing my hood to malfunc-'
THIS IS THE first car I have,.-:
ever had recalled, so I didn't.
know how seriously one should
take these .things., I feel sort of
unique, to have my car recalled. I
read ofthese thousands of vehi-,
cles which are recalled for one se-"
rious problem or another and.,,
here I sit, ignored, taking my life,
in my hands when I take the
wheel in my hands.
SI have now received my auto-'.
mobile recall, had the supposed:.
defect corrected and can now op-..'
erate it with the peace, of mind',
that only three years of operation'
before being notified of a defect
can bring one.
Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 .
by The Star Publishing Company of PortSt. Joe, Inc.
Second Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL
Wesley R. Ramsey . Editor & Publisher, President
'William H. Ramsey . ..... . Vice President
Frenchie Ramsey . Treasurer, Office Manager
Shirley Ramsey. . Graphic Design/Bookkeeper
Send Address Change to:
Post Office Box 308
Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308
Phone (850) 227-1278
PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457
SUBSCRIPTIONS INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
IN COUNTY- $15.00 IN COUNTY- $10.00 SIX MONTHS
OUT OF COUNTY $20.00 YEAR OUT OF COUNTY $15.00 SIX MONTHS
TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements
the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than
amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed-
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly ,convinces. .The
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.
St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht
'February 27 8:05 a.m. L -0.7
/i February 28 12:02 a.m. H 0.1 7:52 a.m. L -0.5
1:26 p.m. H -0.4 5:44 p.m. L -0.4
SMarch 1 1:31 a.m. H -0.1 6:43 a.m. L -0.3
1:11 p.m. H -0.1 8:56 p.m. L -0.5
March 2 1:41 p.m. H 0.1 11:28 p.m. L -0.7
March 3, 2:27 p.m. H 0.3
March 4 1:07 a.m. L '-0.9 3:21 p.m. H 0.5
March 5 2:19 a.m. L -1.0 4:20 p.m. H 0.5
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1998
Building Activity In Gulf Took a Slight Dip Last Year
Financial Setbacks In
County Barely Affect
During calendar 1997, construction and
remodeling activity came within a whisker of
keeping pace with the year before, records of
the Gulf County Planning/Building Depart-
The total number of building permits
showed almost a normal year of activity, in
spite of 1997 being a disastrous year for
business throughout the county, with down-
Ssizing, the paper mill ceasing operations for
five months and several other financial set-
backs, such as the box plant ceasing opera-
;tions, permanently. One would suspect a
drastic reduction in building activity, but
such was not the case.
In spite of the reduction in business ac-
tivities, there were 89 new buildings started
and 186 new additions reported, which re-
quired construction permits, totaling
$74,618. Permits issued for other construc-
tion purposes; such as installation of 137
mobile homes, electrical and plumbing work,
issuing development orders, competency
cards, roofing, culvert permits, etc., pushed
up the total value of permits issued to
This caused permits to be issued for a to-
tal of $9,539,749.20 in construction and ad-
ditions or renovation to existing buildings or
,/ .'This reflected a reduction from the year
previous, but only slightly.
1996 BUILDING ACTIVITY
In 1996, building activity showed
$9,632,016.70 in construction-$7,907,783
worth of new construction and $1,724,233 in
. additions. The year 1996, with its attendant
good business climate, reflected only slightly
less than $100,000 more in building activity..,
Thte year saw 83 new buildings construct-
ed and 218' additions. In addition, there were
133 new mobile home permits-four less
than in 1997.
Permits for other reasons were issued at
about the same pace as 1997. Total permits
issued were valued at $1 18,769.45-only
$4,000 more than during depressed 1997.
BEACHES STILL ACTIVE
The beaches areas within the county are
still hot spots for building, accounting for
most of the construction activity.
The Wewahitchka vicinity, with its ex-
panding prison employment, accounted for
the bulk of new mobile home installations,
although the remainder of the county added,
quite, a number also.
The exact locations of the several permits
are not kept in the running total sheets, but
permit official !Richard Combs verified the
spots of the most activity, so far as permit-
ting is concerned. ,
The Planning/Building Department is-
sued permits for the cities of Port St. Joe and
Arrest Made In Market Robbery
On Friday evening,
February 20, Clyde Byrd was
arrested for the Saturday,
February 14th robbery of
Marina Groceries in Port St.
Byrd, a 33 year old black
* male resident of Port St. Joe,
had recently received an early
release while serving time for
prior robberies. Byrd had been
sentenced to 11 years in the
Florida State Prison on
January 26, 1993.
"Instead of being in prison
until 2004, he is victimizing
our citizens again five years
after sentencing, purportedly
committing yet another rob-
bery," Police Chief Jay Leffert
As a result 'of a joint
investigation with the Gulf
County Sheriffs Office and.
the Port St. Joe Police
Department, Clyde Byrd is ,
presently residing in the Gulf
County Jail with a $20,00,0
The local Probation and
Parole Office has been con-
tacted to initiate parole revo-
was cited in this
in Port St. Joe.
First ,Union Bank employees
recently honored Jean Fortner, a
veteran employee of the bank,
with a retirement dinner at
Captain Arderson's on Panama
City Beach. She will retire this
Friday from the local financial
institution after' 23 years of ser-
She began her career with the
local bank when it was still
Florida National Bank. '
On February 19 at 2:24 p.m.,
a traffic crash was reported to the
Port St. Joe Police Department.
Officer Stephens responded to the
area of. the crash, between
Monument Avenue and Long
Avenue on Seventh Street.
A vehicle had pulled to a stop.
in the road on Seventh Street to
let a passenger exit. As Mary
Lowry (a Port St. Joe resident)
stopped in the lane behind it, she
was hit in the rear by Tammy D.-
Bowers (of Port St. Joe) who was
unable to bring her vehicle to a
halt in time.
No physical injuries were
reported by Gulf County EMS due
to the incident. However. Bowers'
vePhclerpustained -an estimated
SRf00.biQ damage- and- Lowry's
Approximately S0O. ,
Tammy Bowers received cita-
(From Page 2)
"Play Ball" is not some trite
expression for me. The National,
Anthem Is my all time favorite
,song. And I love peanuts and
Cracker Jacks. r
So how come our esteemed
editor whips out a baseball story
weeks before mine! It is impossi-
ble for him get ready for this sea-
son ahead of mel Goodness gra-
cious alive, he's from Oklahoma!
They don't know anything about
baseball .out there! Well, o.k.,
Mickey Mantle and Johnny Bench
might know a little bit. .. .
I'm upset here because I think
he :pulled rank on me. I'm also
upset because his story is better
than mine. If he'd let me be the
editor for a while I'd get all of this
But hey, listen, don't feel sorry
for me. I ain't exactly been letting
the grass grow tinder my feet in
preparing for the upcorrung sea-
son. I've played golf with Travis
Fryman, shook hands with Lou
# Brock, listened to Stan Musial wail
on his harmonica, been glared at
by Bob Gibson, had an in depth
discussion with Ernie Broglio,
picked up a Duke Snider auto-
graph, listened to Bob Costas and
Whitey Herzog talk some serious
baseball, stood and applauded Jim
Leyland and Mark McGwire .....
And that was just in January.
So far in February, I've gotten
to pitch to a couple of hitters in St.
Joe's hundred inning game, threw
batting practice to young men
froni Hungary and Germany,
reviewed my Field of Dreams tape,
took-in a couple of college games,
attended Wewa's baseball banquet,
bounced a rubber ball off my back
wall, watched the Jackie Robinson
story, stopped by the little league
field and yelled encouragement to
the four guys enjoying a pick-up
game, played catch with Zack
I ain't doing too badly consid-
elIng the time of year and all that
El Niflo stuff I've had to work
around. It would be perfect except
It just galls me that I wasn't
flst in my own newspaper.
e Excuse me, make that
Wesley's paper .....
tions for an expired driver's
license and no proof of insurance.
On the afternoon of Monday.
February 16, Troy D. Williams,.
age 19, of Port St. Joe, was arrest-
ed and charged with domestic
aggravated battery and false
imprisonment. According to
reports filed, these acts were com-
mitted against the state with a
female as the victim. Sgt. Terry
Carr is the investigating officer on
Friday, February 20 at 10:30
p.m., Officer Norris of the PSJPD'
was dispatched to a crash which
had occurred at the intersection
of Seventh Street and Monument
The investigation into the
incident revealed that Erika
During the week of February
9th, the Highland View Fire
Department reported that money
was missing from its checking.
Following the complaint,
investigators began looking Into
the case. They discovered that
between S8,000 and 810.000 dol-
lars appeared to be missing form -
As a result of the investiga-
tion. Terry Clements, treasurer
for the Highland View Fire
Department. was arrested and
charged with grand theft.
A Gulf County Sheriffs Office
spokesperson reported that since
the date of arrest, restitution has
been made in the amount of
88.000 by Clements.
Last Tuesday, February 17 lii
Wewahitchka, Gulf County
Sheriffs Office deputies arrested
Willie QuInn, 42 of Port St. Joe,,.*
on outstanding warrants for-the
sale of cocaine and resisting an
officer without violence.
According to arrest reports.,
off duty Port St. Joe Police Officer
Glynn Norris spotted Quinn dri-
ving through Wewahitchka. He
was aware of the outstanding
warrants, so he alerted Sgt. Bert
Lanier and Deputy Chris' Dixon.
They stopped the vehicle and
Meetings at GCCC
The Gulf Coast Workforce De-
velopment Board will hold the fol-
lowing meetings on Tuesday,
March 3, in the Gardner Seminar
Room at Gulf Coast Community
College, located at 5230 West
U.S. Highway 98, Panama City:
*Executive Committee, begin-
ning at 4:30 p.m., CT.
*General Board, beginning at
5:30 p.m., CT.
All interested parties are In-
vited to attend.
The Citizens Patrol Unit will
hold their monthly meeting on the
first Monday in March. On March
2nd, beginning at 7:00 p.m., ET,
at the Washington Recreational
Center, located on the corner of.
Kenny Street and Robins Avenue
in North Port St. Joe, the public is
invited to join the gathering of the
Williams Merriel was stopped in
the south inside lane of
Monument Avenue, yieldLng for
traffic to clear in order to turn left-
on Seventh Street.
As she waited. Nichole Marie
Bellinger approached the area.
traveling south on Monument'
Avenue, and struck Memel's v'ehi-
cle in the rear. Both drivers are
residents of Port St. Joe.
Minor injuries were treated at
the scene by Gulf County EMS
paramedics, and the injured were
transported by ambulance to Gulf
Damages to Bellinger's auto
were estimated at 84.500. while
Merriel's sustained approximately
As a result of the incident,
Ms. Bellinger was issued a cita-
tion for careless driving.
'7- \ -r L-'
placed Quinn under arrest for the
outstanding charges. He is cur-
rently lodged in the Gulf County
jail without bond.
While investigating a com-
plaint concerning illegal gambling
last Wednesday, February 18.
Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKelthen and Investigators
Ricky Tolbert and Marty Williams
approached a residence on Martin
Luther King Boulevard in Port St.
Several people broke and ran
as they approached the area.
Through investigation it was
learned that several people were
involvedd in shooting dice for
Nicholas W. Morning and
Michael P. Thomas were arrested
for gambling and resisting an offi-
cer without violence. Johnny A.
Williams. Jr. was also taken Into
custody for resisting an officer .
Beach PD Log)
On February 20, Officer Nick
VanStrander of the Mexico Beach
Police Department stopped a vehi- ,
cle, driven by William C. Pearce.:
for improper passing. ..
Following a routine records
check, Pearce was found to have
an outstanding warrant in Gulf
County. VanStrander then placed
him under arrest .on the warrant
and turned him over to the Gulf'
County Sheriffs Office.
Last Saturday night, two indi-
viduals, later identified as Jeremy
Fields and Bradley W. Patton,
were observed exiting a Mexico
Beach bar. Both subjects are
under 21 years of age and were in
possession of alcoholic beverages.
They were each issued a notice to
appear and were released.
Approximately three hours
later, MBPD Officer-VanStrander
observed a vehicle 'traveling east
on Highway 98 at a high rate of
"When the. officer initiated
efforts to stop the vehicle, the dri-
ver attempted to flee the 'area.
VanStrander pursued the vehicle
into Gulf County to the point of
the intersection of 'Highway 98
and Nutmeg Street in Beacon Hill.
The driver was then identified as
Fields, who was accompanied by
Subsequently, Fields was
charged with felony fleeing
attempting to elude, reckless dri-
ving, unlawful speed, possession
of marijuana less than 20 grams,
and possession of drug parapher-
..-.,,His. passenger, Patton, was
charged with possession of mari-
juana less than 20 grams and.
possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Sunday. February 22nd,.
the MBPD investigated a minor
traffic crash at the Express Lane.
located on Highway 98. Following
the inquiry, it was established
that Margaret A. Scheffer. as she
was attempting to back her. 1989'
Ford from a parking space, struck
a 1995 Plymouth driven by.,
Theresa L. Franklin of Mexico
The accident did not cause'
any injuries and there was only
minor damage to the vehicles. No
charges were filed as a result of
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Barlow-Turner Vows Exchanged
Vicki L. Barlow and Danny P.
Turner were joined in marriage
January 31 in Ocho Rios,
Jamaica. The double ring ceremo-
ny was performed in the orchid
garden by Rev. Daniel D. Hay.
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Billy Barlow of Port
St. Joe. The groom is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Turner of
Vestavia Hills, Alabama and the
grandson of Mildred Masters of
After the wedding trip to
Jamaica, the couple will reside in
The bride is employed as an
assistant vice president in the
Technology Projects Department
over the commercial division of
AMSouth Bank. The groom is vice
president and general manager of
Ashleigh Elizabeth Price
It's A Girl!
Brandon Shayne Price. is ,
proud to announce, the birth of his
sister, Ashleigh Elizabeth Price.
Ashleigh was born on January 20
and weighed 9 pounds and 3.3'
ounces and was 21 inches long.
Ashleigh is the daughter of
; Bradley and LaDonna Pri-ce. Her
Grandparents are Jim and Barba-
ra Boykin of Alabaster, Alabama
and Diane Attaway of Panama
City. She is the great-grandchild
of L.C. and Beatrice Sherrod of
Wewahitchka and the late Flor-
ence Elizabeth Moore of Andalu-
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Williams Automotive Group in Birmingham.
Mr. and Mrs. Danny P. Turner
Sea Oats and Dunes Marks Its
Twentieth Anniversary Feb. 10
The Sea Oats and Dunes Gar-
den Club held its regular meeting
February 10 at the Community
Room in the Gulf County Beaches
Fire Station. The occasion was a
covered dish luncheon in honor
of the club's twentieth anniver-
sary. All of the club's past presi-
dents were asked to relate the
'highlights of their tenure.
Ruth Nance, who was instru-
mental in organizing the Sea Oats
and Dunes Garden' Club, stated
that in 1978 she invited several of
her neighbors and friends to her
house to organize a garden club.
In 1979, prospective members
were invited to .the home of
Louise Kessel, the organization's
-first president. Her, husband
carved a wooden gavel, featuring
a flower on the mallet, for the
club. The following women also
served in the role of president for
the garden club:,
Alice Kunel (1981-1983). Rel-
la Wexler (1983-1985),, Vesta
Conley (1985-1987). Barbara
Manion. (1987-1989). Stephanie
Richardson (1989-1991), Susie
Pippin (1991-1993). Betty Chan-
celor (1993-1995). Sally Malone
(1995-1997), and Susie Pippin,
who Is currently serving her sec-
After an introduction. of the
former presidents. Viola Culver-
,house, Horticulture Chairperson
of the Panama City Garden Club,
presented a most interesting pro-
gram. entitled, "Spring Garden
Planning." Some of the key points
of her presentation are mentioned
in the following paragraphs.
Because many of the area's
most devastating frosts and freez-
es have occurred in February. do
not let the warm days lure you
into starting your pruning and
Wewahitchka Woman's Club Meeting
Focuses On Spring Tupelo Festival
The Wewahitchka Woman's
Club conducted its regular
monthly meeting at the Gulf.
Coast Electric Cooperative
Lounge on February I 1. In atten-
dance at the meeting \were 24
members ,and., two guests, ,,Kathe-
..rJi, e Outla, and An e Camp.
President Ruth Hall conduct-
ed the business meeting, the
main focus of which was the
plans for the club's participation
in the upcoming Tupelo Festival.
The club will be selling baked
good and candles, unique craft
items, cookbooks, the new Wewa-
hitchka ., Woman.s :CLuhj.- .nte
cards, featuring an,.etchlingjtofa
river swamp scene on uiT- ft6h'pf
the cards. Madge Semm~es,' ,s
-" I' .1- "u
.. ,,* .*^ : .-*"
Mallory Lee-Anne Peak
Megan and Christopher Peak
are proud to celebrate the birth of
their new sister. Mallory Lee-
Anne. Mallory was born on Janu-
ary 14 and weighed 8 pounds and
Her proud parents are Den-
nis and Micah Peak. Mallory's
grandparents are 'Forest and Peg-
gy Revell and Earl and Melba
Peak, and her great-grand-
parents are Alma Jones and Wil-
-:lllill l l r
Saturday. May 17th. 1997, was the date of the garden wedding 'f
Navy Lt.JG and Mrs. Van Dykes Lovett at Navarre Beach. Florida. The
bride. Holly Hall. was given in marriage by her parents Mr. and Mrs.
Don Dewerell of Ft. Walton Beach. Florida. The groom. Van Lovett. is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lovett of Chipley and Indian Pass. He
is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Lovett formerly of Port St. Joe. The
groom is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and is a pilot
in the United States Navy stationed in Jacksonville. The bride is a grad-
uate of the University of Florida and is a student in the University of
Florida School of Law. The couple resides in Gainesville.
Ih 11,: *-^s. i
appointed chairperson of this ac-
Another item of business cov-
ered during the meeting was the
club's official declaration making
Rachel Griffin an honorary mem-
ber of the club.
Mrs. Grifin has served lang
and faithfully as a member, most
recently as chairperson of the
monthly Exceptional Student
(ESE) birthday parties at the ele-
mentary school. However, her
physical problems now keep her
from remaining on active member
Following the ,business meet-
ing, Stotyteller Barbara Shirley-
Scott entertained the group with
the telling of a tale from Florida
Refreshments, prepared by
Charlotte Brown, Dorothy Griffin,
and Lorraine Norton, were en-
joyed by everyone after the pro-
Note of Thanks
Thanks, Long Avenue Baptist
Church and sister -churches in
our community, for your, concern
during, my surgery and recupera-'
tion. I received so many phone
calls, cards, flowers, visits and
delicious food. I believe they con-
tributed to rfiy fast recovery. I ap-
preciate your prayers; they were
J Love, o
gardening too early. However,
should a frost occur, use a water
hose to wash off the plants as
this will not damage them. Do not
prune azaleas and spirea now;
wait until they have bloomed.
Feed azaleas and camellias after
they have finished blooming.
Other bulbs and Easter lilies
should be fed now. February is
also the last month that dormant
summer-flowering trees and
shrubs, such a crepe myrtles, Al-
thea, and oleander, should be
pruned. In addition, this is the
last month to transplant gladiola.
The "yellowing" of plants that
occurs during cold weather may
be caused by the unavailabity of
magnesium. To remedy this con-
dition, Mrs. Culkerhouse recom-
mended that a solution, contain-
ing one heaping tablespoon of
Epsom salts mixed with a half
gallon of water. should be' liberal-
ly sprayed on the foliage, 'so that
it runs off onto the ground
around the plant.
Lawns should be fertilized in
late February or early March, just
as new growth begins. Watering
is especially important as Febru-
ary is Usually a dry month in
Florida, and many plants may
lose their leaves or die if not wa-
After the presentation, Mrs.
Pippin thanked the hostesses-
Netta Niblack, Mary Hendrix,
Madelyn Tonkin and Louise
Schweikert-for the lovely lunch-
eon. The' next meeting will be
held on March 10, starting at
10:00 a.m., EST, at the fire hall.
Hostesses will be Ruth Nance,-
Mildred Slavik, Bernyce Stickel
and Jacqueline McClane.
Camellias, aozers f fl eiie Sdaiur.uma
Orange, Kumqualh Grapeluil Lemon grahea
c.r spe:,'al ,iob Ihal *.ilI la e low 20 FruiI
ireei for In' area apple. pe3ch. pea'. plum rig
blueberry lrape. Ja aneze persimm.:.n prime
granale p-ecan chinky pin Dogw.ood led pInrk.
hnflc- re-d bud lulip. magnolia cepe mynle.
weepirg willo. 031'. leal nyarangea
Biadliora pear azalea., So,] &
assorted andi.cape planii a id maleri31s.elc
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1998 PAGE 5A
AARP #3425's Monthly Meeting
Peggy Miller presents flower arrangements at a recent garden
Garden Club Hears Program
Titled "Flowers in the Home"'
On Thursday, Februaiy 12,
at the Garden Center, Peggy Mil-
ler, of Ard's Florist, was the guest
speaker at the February meeting,
presenting to the garden clubbers
a program entitled, "Flowers in
6th Grade Spelling
Kevin' Stuckey, a student at
Port St. Joe Elementary, won the
spelling bee competition. Kevin is
a sixth grade Honor student, cur-
rently in Judy Campbell's class.
He is a member of New Bethel
Baptist Church. and his pastor is
Rev. Jackson. Kevin is the son of
Master Sergeant Robert Stuckey
and his wife Sonja. He is also the
proud grandson of Vivian Patten
of Port.St. Joe.
The Port St. Joe Optimist
Club will host a dance Saturday
night at the Centennial Building
from 8 to 11 p.m. All school age
children are welcome to attend. A
$3.00 'donation- will be hsked i'at
the door. Snacks wiA 'be available.
Peggy demonstrated, several
simple and casual arrangements
to members of the club. She
stressed the importance of per-
sonal style when one wishes to
use flowers in the home to create
a feeling of warmth and comfort'.
The 'Saint Joseph Bay AARP
Chapter met in the Stiles Brown
Senior Citizens Center on the
11th of February with 55 mem-
bers present. Guest speaker was
Bill Cordall, who delivered a pro-
gram entitled "All About
President Ed Knight presided.
over. the meeting, welcoming two
new members, Ethel Gardner and
Sharon McCarty. Valentines were
exchanged and two door prizes,
donated .by Wesley Vigkers cttg
Bill Cordall, were., given, away to
Ethel Gardner and Jackie Huft.
,It was announced that Tay-
Aide is being offered free of charge
at three sites. They are:
.. If anyone in the community is
Interested in researching 'their
family ancestors iand/or preserv-
ing Gulf County's family ances-
tors, then the Gulf County Gene-
alogical Society Is for them.
All Interested persons are in-
vited to' attend' and participate in
the society's .monthly meetings,
held on the second Saturday of
each month .frbm 10:00 a.m. to
12:00 noon at the Gulf County/
Port St. Joe Library,
'< The members of the genealog-
ical society Wrould like to extend a
welcome to everyone; please feel
free to come by and check them
but. The society can be reached
through the mall at P. 0. ,Box
541; Port St. Joe. FL 32457., 1
A Letter of Thanks
. Thank you. Rev. Jenkins and
members of the congregation.
What can I say about your Chris-
tian Valentine Banquet? It was,
excellent, outstanding, and beau-
tiful. You and the members of
your church did a marvelous job;
the food was delicious, especially
the roast beef.
Hats off to Willie Mae Wil-
liams, the servant Bro. Tarus Ri-
ley, Bro. Kendall Pinkney, Bro.
Ben Russ. and,Bro. Roy Lee Wil-
Ilams, Jr. The speaker, Pastor
James Kelly. was dynamic and
the presentation of art and song
was great. Special thanks go out
to Sis. Audrey Groom, who did an
outstanding job as M.C.
All we can say is do It again
next year. Our prayer. is that
God will bless you all and, keep
you. i, -
S -Mr. & Mrs. James Hamilton
.< < iy '" *. I, '
Port St. Joe Senior Citizens
Center, every Monday 1:00 to
5:00 p.m., ET, contact person is
'Ed Knight (229-6784);
Methodist Church on 22nd
Street in Mexico Beach, march
11, 18 and April 8, 1:00 to 4:00
p.m., CT, contact person is
Martha Rommes (648-8418); and
: Carrabelle Senior Citizens
'Center, Mondays from 9:00 a.m.
to 1:00 p.m.. ET, contact person
is Fred Bono (927-2407).
If a person in need of Tax-
Aide is homebound. arrange-
ments can be made for assistance
to go to them. Call your area's
contact person for information.
"55 Alive" is being offered at a
cost of only 88.00 on March 26-27
,,,at the First United Methodist
tChurch. located on the corner of
',Monument Avenue and Highway
98 in Port St. Joe. For more Lnfor-
mation call 648-3087.
The chapter's March meeting
will be held at the senior center
on Wednesday, the 1lth, at 12:30
pi.m.. ET. It will be a covered dish
meeting. so those attending are
asked to bring something tasty
along. The program will be deliv-
ered by Tamara Laine. Executive
,-Director of the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce. '
Task Force to Meet
There will be a meeting of the
Domestic Violence Task Force on
I+ Thursday, February 26th (today)
at -4:30 p.m., eastern time. The
%-meeting will be held at the St.
'James Episcopal Church, located
at the junction of Twenty-Second
Street and Marnin Avenue in Port
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PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1998
County Adopts Mobile Home Ordinance
During a special meeting of
the Gulf County Commission last
Monday evening, February 16th,
commissioners, narrowly ap-
proved an -ordinance: regulating
mobile homes,fn Gulf County.
The board has spent the past.
several months fine tuning an
ordinance to regulate the place-
ment of mobile homes and modu-
lar homes in the county.
Board members have dis-
cussed a problem with unsightly
mobile homes being set up in the
county, expressing a need for
minimum standards and regula-
Commissioners; Billy Traylor
and fJohn Stanley 'initiated the
idea, ;noting that most of the prob-
lem spots lie in the north end of
During public hearings on the
ordinance December 9, the board
hashed out most of its disagree-
ments on the ordinance's word-
ing. Two items of concern at that
time were limits by age (1985) on
permittable mobile homes and
modular homes, and the inclu-
sion of recreational vehicles and
RV parks and how it would affect
visitors to the county.
The board decided to exclude
the regulation of recreational
vehicles from the ordinance, but
maintained that no mobile homes.
or modular homes older than
1985 will be allowed or permitted
to be set up in the county.
Mobile homes and modular
homes which are in place and
properly set up under the laws
applicable at the time of said
unit's location are exempt from
the requirements of the new ordi-
nance and will be grandfathered
The ordinance passed by a
3-2 vote with board chairman
Warren Yeager and John Stanley
casting the opposing votes.
Yeager issued his concerns
about limiting the criteria for set
up by age.. he stated that in many
cases older homes could be in
better shape than ones newer
Among the requirements list-
ed 4n the new ordinance are:
*Preliminary inspection prior'
to coming into the county. This
will require a preliminary inspec-
tion fee of $25, plus mileage cost
for the inspector to travel to and
from the home's location;
*Final permit and inspection
*Proper approval for electri-
cal, sewage disposal system and
potable water system.
MB Police Start
The Mexico Beach Police
Department is : starting a
Neighborhood Crime Watch
Program for the City of Mexico
Beach.. Community members
from each area within the city
limits are needed to make this
f If you live within Mexico
.Beach, and are interested, please
contact Lt. Brad Hall or Officer
Bill Latza at 648-5700.
If you need assistance from
t; he Mexico Beach' Police
Department, and it is an emer-
gency. please call 9-1-1. For all
' other complaints they ask that
Syou call 648-5984. Please do not'
call the 648-5700 number for-,
At Florida Coast Paper Company's General Manager's Safety
Meeting held January 28, awards were given out to those depart-
ments throughout the mill without any accidents of any kind
during 1997. Shown in the above photo are representatives from
various departments (left to right): Bobby Jackson, finishing and
shipping: Ferrel 0. Allen, Jr., general manager; Jim Roberts, pur-
chasing and storeroom; Bill Riley, power department; Mike
Gainey, power department; Willie Jones, storeroom; Al Smith,
finishing and shipping, and Russell Vaughan, safety.
) '* ,*
VFW Annual BBQ
Is This Saturday.
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.
Gulf CofC Hosts
SThe Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce will hold its annual
dinner meeting Thursday. March
5th at Butler's Restaurant in Port
S;St. Joe.. ..
Malcolm Jones. St. Joe
Corporation Sr. Vice President,
will be the guest speaker for the
Gulf County's "Citizen of the
Year" and "Lifetime Achievement
Award" will be presented during
A new slate of officers for
1998 will also be Installed. An
annual report and pertinent
announcements will be delivered
by the president.
Social hour is scheduled to
begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by
dinner at 7:00 p.m. (ET]. The cost
is $15 per person for members
and their guests.
Hidden Lagoon Restaurant of
Mexico Beacb will be the setting
for the next fund raising event to
benefit the 1998 Mexico Beach
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 S4.00
for adults and 83.00 for kids.
under age 12.
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Only a brewed and aged soy
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which can add a meaty richness
while creating an overall, unified
and pleasing taste. To serve, sim-
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ture onto a warm tortilla. fold and
RIO GRANDE WRAPS
1 1/2 pounds lean grounid'beef;
1/2 cup chopped onion
I/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
'1/2 cup chopped green bell pep-
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup golden or seedless
6 (10-Inch) flour tortillas,
Brown beef with onion,
oregano and cinnamon in large
skillet over high heat. Sprinkle
flour evenly over meat mixture:'
stir in to combine. Add three
tablespoons soy sauce and bell
peppers: cook, stirring, one
Add raisins and remaining.
......one tablespoon soy sauce; cook
one minute, or until, peppers are
i tender, yet crisp, stirring con-
stantly. Spoon desired amount of
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and wrap to enclose.
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Center is Open
The Mexico Beach Family
History Center is open for
research on Tuesdays from 1 to 8
p.m., and Thursdays from 12 to 4
The Family History, Center
has available for genealogical
researchers, microfilms, micro-
*fiche and a computer with the
ability to use all the Family
The staff suggests that
researchers call ahead to reserve
time on the computer, three
microfilm readers, and two micro-
fiche readers. The number is (850)
The Mexico Beacli Family
History Center is located within
the LDS church building at 318
Robin Lane (off 15th Street), in
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These four young people were the first place winners in grades five through eight in the annual
Daughters of the American Revolution history essay contest. EAch wrote on the topic of "Forts In
American History" with their exposition focusing on a fort built prior to 1890 on land which is now part
of the United States. Shown from left are: Chris Perrin, seventh grader at Faith Christian School; Daniel
Jordan, eighth grader at Wewahitchka High School; Caroline Capps. fifth grader at Port St. Joe
Elementary and Rachel Bixler, sixth grader at Faith Christian School. ,
* 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
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.
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those. who make an"adopuon "
You may contact Jean at 234 Reid Sail 'bll Saw It
Avenue or by calling 229-6350.
Card of Thanks .
We would like to express our ,
deepest thanks to each otf you for
' your prayers, kind words, food '
and flowers during the recent loss
of our mother, Cleo Gainous.
We would like to say,a special
thank you to Brother David '
Nichols of Beach Baptist Chapel.
Brother Tim Bailey of Highland
View Church of God, Dr. Curry
and EMTs Stacy Stnckiand and
Shane McGuffin. C
The Family of Cleo Gainous ^ 1
Pole on Reid Avp Seniors To Hold
Anyone interested in "adopt-
ing" one of the light/flag poles
which beautifully, adorn Reid
Avenue in Port St. Joe. may do so
for a one time fee of $100 by con-
tacting Jean Mims, president of
ttie Port St. Joe Merchants
Association. 'A plaque will be
placed on Reid Avenue honoring
The Gulf County Senior CiU-
zens will be conducting Outreach
on February 26 at Rich's IGA In.
:I'Wewahltchka from 10:00 until
1 1:00 a.m.. as they continue to
inform the public about the ser-
vices available to the elderly aged
60 and over.
Hazel Bridges. 74, of Port St.
Joe. passed away Tuesday night.,
February 17 In Panama City.'
Born near Youngstown. Florida,
she had been a resident of. Port
St. Joe for the past 30 years and
was a member' pf the Highland
View Church of God. .
Survivors include her hus-
band. Dewitte T. (Buddy) Bridges
of Port St.. Joe; a -son. Wayne,
Bridges and 'ife, Candice; a
grandson, Behjamin Wayne
Bridges, all of Highland View; a!
sister, Geraldine Stetson and
husband Byron of Jones Home-
stead; :two step-daughters: Mary''
Ann Green and husband Charles
of Paham City and Sandy Rents
and husband Jerry of Seattle,
The funeral service was held
at I 1:00 a.m.. ET, on Friday, Feb-
ruary 20, at the Highland View
Church of God and was conduct-
ed by Rev. Tim Bailey and Rev.
Charlie Wood. Interment followed
in the family plot in Cypress
Creek Cemetery. All services were
under the direction of Comforter
^ David Shirah
David Shirah, age 65, a resi-
dent of Lanett, Alabama, died on
Friday. February 20. at his home.
Memorial services were held on
Sunday, February 22, at' 1:00
p.m. at the Chapel of Alabama
Funeral Homes in Dadeville. with
Rev. Edward Davis officiating.
Survivors include his wife.
Linda Da\is of Lanett, Alabama:
one son. William David Shirah,
Jr. of Five Points, Alabama; three
daughters: Ann Sykes of Tampa,
Florida, Dana Blankenship .of
Troy, Alabama, and Krystal
Brown of Lanett, Alabama: two
step-sons: Tracey Earley of Ma-
con. Georgia and Michael Earley
of Calhoun, Georgia; one step-
daughter, Brenda Weeks of Spo-
kane, Washington: eight grand-
children; six great-grandchildren
and numerous neices and neph-
, ews. Mr. Shirah was preceded in
death by two brothers and two
sisters. : i
The family requests that me-'
morial donations be made to Hos-
pice of East Alabama Medical
Center in Opelika. Alabama. All
funeral arrangements were han-
died by. the Alabama Funeral
Home and Cremation Center of
Shelton "Derden" Hall
Shelton ("Derden") Hall, age
72, born on June 12, 1925, died
Saturday afternoon, February 21,'
after a long illness. He was a life-.
long resident of Wewahitchka.
Mr. Hall was preceded in death
by his son, Johnny Hall.
Survivors Include his wife.
Velma Hall, 6f Wewahitchka:
three daughters: Lois H. Prange
and Christine Pltts, both of We-
wahitchka, and Margie 0. Wilson
of Niceville, Florida; one son, Dar-
win D. Hall of Wewahitchka; 12
grandchildren; 17 great-grand-
children; -one brother. Edward
Hall of Wewahitchka: one sister.
Less Grantawalt of Indiana: and
many, many friends.
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Tuesday, February 24, at the New
Shiloh Cemetery In Calhoun:
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PAGE 8A THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1998
GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
JANUARY 13, 1998
The Gulf County School Board met in
regular session on January 13, 1998. at
6:00 P.M.. ET, in the Gulf County School
Board Administrative Offices in Port St.
Joe. The following members were present:
Charlotte Pierce, Caroline Norton, David
Byrd. Mary Pridgeon, and Oscar Redd. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney were
Chairman Pierce presided, and the
meeting was opened with an invocation by
Mrs. Pridgeon, followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance led by Mr. Redd.
PUBLIC HEARING ON POLICY
CHANGE: In accordance with Florida
Statutes, the Board advertised policy
Changes relating to the Pupil Progression
Plan. The public was given opportunity to
provide input. There was no response from
the general public.
HEAR FROM PUBLIC: Mr. Gannon
Buzzett addressed the Board' with sugges-
tions to address financial problems.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On.motion,
by Mr. Redd, second, by Mrs. Pridgeon. and
unanimous vote, the Board adopted the
BUDGET MATTERS/PAYMENT OF
BILLS: On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, sec-
ond by Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote,,
the Board approved the following ,budget
matters and payment of bills:
Budget Amendment No. Ill. General Fund.
Budget Amendment No. III, Special
Budget Amendment No. IIl, Debt Service,
PECO .. l ... .
APPROVALL iF MINUTES: On
motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Norton,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved ,
the minutes of December 2, 1997.
CORRESPONDENCE: The Board
reviewed cards of thanks from Gerald
Lewier, the Employees Club of ','Gulf.
Correctional Institution, the family of
Chailes Osborne, the family of C. G. Costin,'
Betty Bouington., the family of Willie Mae .
Daniell. and the family of Helen Rollins. The
Board also recehied a letter of appreciation
from the Gulf County Scholarship Trust for
contributions iii memory of Mr. Charles
Osborne and Mr. Cecil Costin. No action
BID. MATTERS: On motion by Mrs.
Norton. second by Mr. Byrd. and unarni-
mous vote, the Board postponed the deci-
sion to award the bid for rubberizing the,'
track surface at Wewahitchka High School
S'.On motion by Mr. Byrd. second by'
Mrs. Norton. and unanimous vote. the
Board awarded semi-annual School Food
Service bids for processed and
frozen/chilled items for FY 97-98 to the fol-
lowing vendors: Dairy Fresh Corporation,
Daffin Foodservice; Phillips Meats and.
Seafooct and W; J. Powell Co.. Inc.
CONSTRUCTION MATTERS: Mr..
Kelley related updated Information regard-
ing the Classrooms First Bond Program
(Lottery Bond Proceeds). A total of,
$1,760,593 Is available and a resolution.
requesting the Issuance of the bonds must
be approved by the Board and returned to'
the Office of Educational Facilities
Budgeting no later than January 30. 1998.
A special board meeting was scheduled for
January 20.. 1998, at 2:00 P.M.. ET,:;to'-
approve the resolution and to get an update:
onrprogress of the Port St. Joe Elementary
PERSONNEL MATTERS: On motion
by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and
unanimous vote. the Board approved the
following personnel matters-
Approved salary ratings for two new ele-
mentary principals as recommended by
the Superintendent as follows: Catherine
Barfleld. Rating 6 S51.618 annually:
Clayton Wooten, Rating 3 S50,157
Approved amended job description for
the non-professional. non-Instructional
position of mechanic.
Approved change of Gerald Lewier's
retirement date from his position of prin-
$ cipal at Port St. Joe from' January 2.
1998 to December 31. 1997.
Due to Port St. Joe High School assistant
principal moving to the principal's post-
ton at Port St. Joe Elementary. the fol-
lowing recommendation was made lor
principal designee positions at Port St.
Joe High School: Tony Barbee. Minnie
Likely, and Juanise Williams will serve as
principal deslgnees receiving a stipend of
S700 each for the remainder of the 1997-
98 school year. Administrative duties will
be performed during planning periods
with no additional time given.
Took no action on Berty Cleckley's letter
of intent to retire since she has verbally
advised that she will resubmit her letter
due, to a. change in requested date of
Approved contract for Independent tech-
nical services between the Gulf County
School Board and Robin Stroud for
music instruction at Wewahitchka
Approved Mel Henning to substitute on
,an emergency basis for Micah Peak dur-
ing her family medical leave from
Wewahitchka High School beginning
January 12,. '1998. .
Approved family medical leave of absence
for Kathy Arnold from her position of
teacher at, Port' St. Joe Elementary
School from approximately February 10,
1998 through May 1, 1998.
Approved family medical leave for
Carolyn Royal from her position of secre-
tary/records clerk at Port St. Joe
Elementary School from approximately
February 2, 1998 'through March 2.
Approved family medical leave for Kim
Nobles 'from 'her position of aide at
Highland View Elementary School for the
approximate dates of. January 5, 1998
through March 27, 1998.
Approved recommendation for Mary Ann-
Peak to move from part-time to full-time
aide at Wewahitchka Elementary effec-
tive December 2. 1997.
Approved Barbara Gautier for 4 hours
daily as bus driver to transport students
to M.K. Lewis School from Wewahitchka;
also approved Angle Suber for 4 hours
dally at $8.14 per hour to transport. stu-
dent by station wagon.
Approved April BidweUll for the supple-
mental position of Girl's Varsity Track
'Coach at Wewahitchka High School for
the 1997-98 school year contingent upon
a sufficient number of participants.
Approved retirement of George F.
Newsome from his position as mainte-
nance worker, due to disability effective
December 29. 1997.
Accepted letter of intent to retire from
Barbara Eubanks from her position as
aide at Wewahltchka High School effec-
tive December 31. 1998. Also. approved
benefits applicable for accrued unused
Approved recommendations for Pre-K
Collaborate Grant positions as follows:
Project Coordinator Pamela Lawrence
4 hrs daily @ S15.39/hr. plus benefits
Project Assistant Gloria Gant
4 hrs. daily @ S8.70/hr.. plus benefits
Approved Wilma Jewell Hopper for the
temporary aide position at Highland View
Elementary created by the family medical
leave of Kim Nobles.
Approved the following substitute teach-
ers in the Gulf County School system for
the 1997-98 school year: Brenda
Crutchfleld and Jack Reynolds.
Approved the following substitute School
Food Service worker in the Gulf County
School system for the 1997-98 school
year: Julie Carr.
Approved the following substitute bus
driver in the 'Gulf County School system
for the 1997-98 school year: Diane Frye.
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
Mrs. Pridgeon, second by Mr. Redd, the
Board denied recommendation from Chris
Earley, Principal at Port St. Joe'High School
to Initiate a girls tennisteaim to aid compli-
ance of the gender equity requirements for
Title IX and the Florida Educational Equity
Act. Norton, Pridgeon, Redd voted YEA;
Byrd and Pierce voted NAY.
The Board acknowledged the
Amendment to Special Programs and
Procedures for Exceptional Student
Document for 1997-98.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, 'second by
Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote. the
Board approved the recommendation to
suspend "Offer vs. Serve" at the elementary
school level, 'thus amending the School
Food Service Agreement (ESE '491). The
Board also acknowledged receipt of the.
Coordinated Review Effort school food ser-
On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second
by Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved project application for
Extended Access to Library Media Services
for the 1997-98 school year in the amount
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mr. Redd., and unanimous vote, the. Board
approved project application' for Vision
Screening/Eye Examinauon Program for
the 1997-98 school year in the amount of
'STUDENT MATTERS: On motion by
Mrs. Norton, second by Mrs. Pridgeon. and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
following student matters:
Approved Eckley Sander to transfer
from Highland View Elementary School
to Port St. Joe Elementary School for the
remainder of the 1997-98 school year.
Approved Brandon Edward Lyda to
attend Wewahitchka High School for the
remainder of the 1997-98 school year.
transferring from Bay County.
Approved Dorota Birecka. an exchange
student from Poland. be allowed to
transfer from Mosley High School in Bay
County to Wewahitchka High School for-
the remainder of the 1997-98 school
SURPLUS PROPERTY: On motion by
Mr. Redd. second by Mrs. Norton, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved for
the following buses to be removed from
inventory and sold at auction:
#9. IHVLNHGN4EHA52249. IHC. 1984,
#15, IHVBA1858EHA11989, IHC, 1984,
TRANSPORTATION MATTERS: On,
moUon by Mr. Byrd. second by Mrs.
Pridgeon. and unanimous vote. the Board
approved the following transportation mat-
Approved private vehicle transportation'
for students from Port St. High School
to Student Council District Meeting in
Tallahassee on January 30. 1998.
Approved the following new bus stops:
46450 Wewahitchka Gaskin Still Road
#6251 Mexico Beach Highway 98 and
#6253 Mexico Beach Highway 98 and
Approved request for waiver of fee and
insurance requirements and use of Port St.
Joe High School gymnasium on February
21. 1998 from 9:00 a.m until 12:00 p.m. by
the Gulf County Public Health Unit.
The Board reviewed resolutions from
the Florida Department of Education estab- ,
lashing Student Services Week February 2-
6. 1998. and Brotherhood and Sisterhood
Week February 15-21. 1998 No action nec-
The Board reviewed School Resource
Officer Monthly Activity Reports for Port St.
Joe High School/Port St. Joe Middle School
and Wewahltchka High School for the.
months of November and December. 1997.
No action necessary.
VOTE ON POLICY CHANGE: On
motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs.
Pridgeon. and unanimous vote. the Board
approved the policy changes as advertised:
Gulf District Schools Pupil
Progression Plan. Amendments to Pages 29.
30. 31. 32. Change all references to "22'
credits' to "will be the same as required for
Page 43 #6 Add the following:
"Seniors transferring into the adult pro-
gram from a Florida high school must meet
the same credit requirements as his or her
ADJOURNMENT: There being no fur-
'ther business, the meeting adjourned at
: 00 P.M and reconmened into an executive
GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
JANUARY 20, 1998
The Gulf County School Board met in
special session on January 20. 1998, at
2:00 P.M., Er, in the Gulf County School'
Board Administrative Offices in Port St.
Joe. The following members were present:
Charlotte Pierce, Caroline Norton, David
Byrd. Mary Pridgeon. and Oscar Redd. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney were
RESOLUTION POR CLASSROOMS
FIRST PROGRAM: On motion by Mr. Byrd,
Second by Mrs. Norton. and unanimous
vote, the Board approved recommendation
to use Classrooms First Iottery Bonds
Proceeds ($1,760,593) for the renovation/
, construction :project =at- Port St. Joe.
Elementary School. The Board also
approved the Resolution for the Classrooms
First Program to be submitted to the Office
of Educational Facilitiles Budgetinig by
January 30, 1998.
PORT ST. JOB ELEMENTARY REN-
Mr. Bayne Collins. Architect, met with the
Board to present an update on the project.
The Board gave Mr. Collins the authority to
proceed with plans as was presented.
There being no further business, the
meeting adjourned at 4:05 P.M.
G ULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
e JANUARY 26, 199S
T e:' : Te Ouff Count.y School Board met in
special session on January 26, 1998, at
-. 2:00 P.M.. ET. in the Gulf County School
SBoard Administrative Offices in Port St.
, Joe. The following members were present:
Charlotte Pierce. Caroline Norton. David
Byrd. Mary Pridgeon. and Oscar Redd. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney were
. als, present, .
APPROVAL OF FACILITIES SPOT
SURVEY: On motion by Mrs. Norton. sec-
.Retires After 43 Years
'\Charles Ray; Jolley (left), retired recently from Florida Coast
Paper Company, L.L.C., where he had been employed for a little
over 43 years. Mr. Jolley was a millwright in the maintenance
department. John Hanlon, maintenance superintendent, is
shown congratulating Mr. Jolley on his retirement.
ond by Mr. Redd. and unanimous vote. the
Board approved the Superintendent's rec-,*i
omrnmendauon as outlined by Mr. Watson for
amendments to the Spot Survey for PortSt.
Joe Elementary School.
CONSENT AGENDA FOR BOARD l"
MEETINGS: The Board directed the';
Superintendent to submit a recommenda-
tion for consideration to Implement a con-,',
sent agenda for Board meetings '!.
POLICIES FOR BOARD MEET- w
INGS: The Board directed 1 the
Superintendent to recommend policies to
provide for the orderly conduction of Board
SUPPLEMENTAL POSITIONS FOR,:'
SCHOOL YEAR 1998-99: The Board was'.
advised'not to discuss supplemental posi-
tions at the present time since negotiations
for 'the 1997-98 school year have not been
The meeting adjourned at 4:05 P.M.
is the Key
by Jim Newton
St. Joe Bay Writers Group
We, in this area are blessed
with a wonderful environment.'
We have a pristine bay adjacent to
us. We have clean air to breathe.
much cleaner than Atlanta or
Panama City. We have .an abun-,:.
dance 'of unspoiled land. But,, if,
we are not careful, we may lose
some, or all of it.
We are commanded by God -to
act as stewards of all the gifts tiat
He has' given" us. Theses'gifts
include our families, our worldly
possessions and the world around
us. Webster's Ninth New
Collegiate Dictionary defines the
word manager as a synonym for
steward. Therefore, to be a stew-
ard of something is to act as a .
manager of it and not an owner.
We do not own what God has
given us, but are asked to manage
these gifts. Jesus Christ tells us '
this in his parable about the three '
stewards' (Matthew- 25:14-30,
The American Heritage
Dictionary defines education as
the process of providing a person
with information or bringing a
person to an understanding.
Webster's Ninth defines education
as the process used to develop'
one mentally or morally, and to
persuade someone to feel or
believe in a desired way.
Webster's also defines the
environment as the complex
physical, chemical and biotic fac-
tors (such as climate, soil, water
and living things) that act upon
an ecological community and
determine its form and survival.
In a simpler way. the
Scholastic Children's Dictionary'
defines environment as the natur-
al world of the land, sea and air.
Therefore, environmental educa-"
tion is the process of bringing,
people to an understanding of the..
natural world of the land. sea and
air that surround us.
How can we be educated"..
about our responsibilities to the
environment around us? The first
way is to read as much as we can
about what is happening to it. We
should read all sides of the story. .
That is, we should read what
the environmentalists have to say,
what the scientists have to say.
And we have to read what our:
governmental, religious, 'and '
business leaders have to say.
Giant Yard S
The Gulf County Senio
zens will be holding a gian
sale on March 14 from 8:0(
to 2:00 p.m. in the new c
This year, the public will b
to rent a table and sell their
chandise at the same time.
The rental fee will be .9
per table. All vendors will I,
provide a table cover. The
chandise will be brought i
removed by each vendor. A
ceeds will be used to help
the building debt reduction
one wishing to rent a ta
asked to call 229-8466 to r
one of them.
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 to 9:30 p.m,
at Gulf Coast Community College
in: the Classroom building in
Room CL07, .
Are you compatible with
small business ownership? Is,
your idea feasible?
Topics also include a discus-
sioh on organizational require-
Certified Public Accountants.
What do they do?
Generally, Certified Public
Accountants offer a wide range of
professional financial, account-
ing, and tax services to individu-
als, businesses, and organiza-
With our complicated tax
laws, CPAs can be very helpful to
individuals in preparing tax
returns. They can explain tax
consequences. and with early tax
planning can make recommenda-
tions that may result in future
CPAs are authorized by law to'
represent their clients before the
IRS and state taxing authorities.
'CPAs can make recommenda-
tions as to the type of business
organization such as a sole pro-
prietorship, partnership or corpo-,
ration, that for a particular busi-
ness would provide tax advan-
CPAs provide consulting,
management information, and
complete accounting and payroll
services for businesses. They can
design and install accounting
systems to fit the needs of a busl-'
ness large or small. CPAs can
review and analyze existing sys-
ments and licensing for a small
business in Florida, personal fi-
nancial assessment, :credit
checks, defining who is your cus-
tomer, location considerations,
and employee requirements. Ac-
tive audience participation is en-
teams and make recommendations
for improving financial informa-
tion and compliance ;vth tax and
One of the most important
services of a CPA is to express an
opinion on audited financial
statements for businesses, finan-
cial institutions, governmental
agencies and the public.
In Florida, a CPA is the only
person authorized by law to
express such an opinion. An
audit Is a comprehensive exami-
nation of the financial statements
of a business, individual, govern-
mental agency, or non-profit
CPAs also provideInon-audit-
ed financial statements for indi-
viduals and business owners.
These may be used where audited
statements are not required to
analyze business performance or
to meet the requirements of a
bank for credit purposes. These
may be statements provided on a
compilation or a review basis.
Any person or organization
who has need to have the proper
handling of their financial and
tax 'affairs can benefit from the
professional knowledge and setr-
vice ofa CPA.
Reservations may be made by
paying a $15.00 registration fee
in advance at the Bay County,
Small Business Incubator, locat-
ed at 2500 Minnesota Avenue in
Lynn Haven. For- additional infor-
mation, please call the Incubator
at (850) 271-1108.
County commissioners have recently expanded the docking facilities at White City boat landing and
park. Commissioner Tommy Knox spearheaded the project, stating the additional space vwas needed to
adequately serve fishermen using the facilities. The Florida Bass Association has a state qualifier tour-
nament slated to be held at the park in the near future.
Then we are informed and
educated about the important
and critical issues, but we still
must make our own decisions. We
must also experience the
environment around us as much
as we can. We should watch the
dolphins at play. a sunset or a
sunrise. We should take a walk in
the woods and stop look. listen,
and -taste and smell all that it'
We should take a walk along
the beach or wade in the water.'
But, who has the time for all this?
We are much to busy to take the
time. That is why educational
centers have been designed.
I would like to share an idea
that I have begun to promote with
you. This area should have its
- own en irinnmental center. I have
proposed such a center to local
governmental leaders. It, would
serve as a research center, as an
educational center .where there
are live exhibits and demonstra-
tions and it would have a lecture
hall where experts can come to
4 hare their knowledge.
In addition, it would have a
"nature trail where the
environment around us can be
experienced first hand and serve
as a live research park.
ale e' "What do you think? Would
SCiti-.' you be willing to support it?
t yard Would you be willing to pay an
0 a ,m. admission fee? If so, how much?
center. Would you like to help raise the
e able needed funds to construct it?
r mer- I would like your opinions
-and ideas on what should be
i; .00, nclul'1 d in it.- What exhibits
aue to. would you like to see? Where
iner-' would voui like it to be located?
n -ind., What utses would you like for it?
dl pro-, Please write to me in care of
p with this paper and share your ideas.
. An y- In the meantime, we will continue
ble is' to look for funding and a suitable
reserve location that would be accessible
National Alliance for the
Mentally 111 to Meet Tuesday
The National Alliance for .the
Mentally Ill (NAMI) is a gtassroots
organization that was started in
1978 by a handful of family mem-
bers of mentally ill clients. It is
today a national grassroots or-
ganization with Its national head-,
quarters in Washington, D.C. It
has '1,000 affiliates nationwide
and 250,000 members.
NAMI is dedicated to the
eradication of mental illness, edu-
cation, support, and-advocacy for
clients suffering from brain disor-
The local NAMI group will ed-
ucate people about the care of,
family members with mental ill-
nesses. It will also serve as a local
support group for friends, family
members, and those living with a
mental illness themselves.
To Meet in Wakulla
The Gulf County Retired Edu-
cators Association will hold their
March meeting at the Wakulla
Spring Lodge -on Tuesday, March
3. Members will meet in the First
United Methodist Church parking
lot by 9:15 a.m., ET. All members
are urged to attend.
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
NAMI provides advocacy for
families, which have one or more
members with a mental disorder,
when dealing with mental health
providers, in addition to helping
people cope with the stigma and
discrimination that mental illness
brings. The National Alliance for
the Mentally Ill also .has many
programs designed to. educate the
public, as well as government or-
ganizations, about brain disor-
ders and mental illness.
The Charter meeting for the-
Gulf and Franklin Counties
branch of the National Alliance
for the Mentally Ill will take place
on Tuesday, March 3, at 7;:00
p.m. The meeting will be held at
the First Baptist Church of Port
SLt Joe. For more' information,
please call (850) 670-8121.
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 requirements
of this scholarship, please come
by the elections office located in
the Gulf County Courthouse or
Spring Heritage Day
The Junior Museum will hold :,
its annual Spring Heritage Day
on Saturday, April 4. Crafters
who would like to rent a space to
display their crafts should pick
up an application at the museum
or call 769-6129. Because there
is limited space, applications
must be, in by Monday, March 31.
For more information, please call,
THE STAR, PORT, ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1998 PAGE 9A
Main Lift Station Malfunctions
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Major Problem Puts 16th
A workman pumps sewage from the 16th St. lift station into a
tanker trailer. In all, over 400,000 gallons were removed.
(Continuea from rage i): (Uoninued from raug .g),
sites. financial reasons
SGulfs Wetappo Landfill is' a were given for this position; num-
C&D landfill site, and, according ber one being the tax devastation ,
to Danford, DEP intends to crack and also, that grant, monies, were,
downon enforcement of this reg- reduced, by $134,000 fewer dol-
ulation. The board passed a reso- lars from the previous year.
lution, proposed by Danford, Watson stated. I have never seen
requesting that yard debris be a year like this one, and there is a
allowed at the Wetappo site. dismal outlQok for 1998-99."
The board also decided to Tuesday afternoon the board
write a letter to the City of reconvened to vote on whether, or
Wewahitchka and Gulf Coast not to go ahead with the proposed
Electric ; Cooperative advising raise or follow Kelley's suggestion.
them of the regulation. A motion was made to accept the
In Other Business raise from the .Special Masters'
*Chief Administrator Don recommendation\' by Caroline.
Norton and secondedby Mairy
Butler told the board the county Pridgeon. When' voted upon, it
has received the preliminary air- passed by a 3-2 vote with
port feasibility study from Dames Charlotte Pierce and Oscar Red
& Moore. voting nay and David Byrd,
The county review committee Norton and Pridgeon voting yea.
will look over the study over the Norton and Pridgeon voing ye
next few days. then return it Reasons for their stance were
along with its recommendations given by both Norton and
to Dames & Moore, who will then Pridgeon. Norton gave three rea-
complete the final report. sons for her stand, stating that
e sdvarded to the Special Master was an arbitra-
e st. ( wib fommarded to tor looking at both sides of the sit-
C.F.A.S.P.P. (a steering committee uation and his recommendation
for Florida.Aviation) as the county was fair to both sides. Also Norton
applies for 81.3 million in grant mentioned the point that the
funds to develop an air park at school district will be In debt
Costin Airport. near Jones $350,000 at the end of this year.
Homestead. so an additional 838,000 to give
*Agreed to purchase North all the teachers a raise was a
Florld g medical Center's' building small price to pay to have a' sup-
and pb' erty,.4tWewabte ka-s,.orte arid .ffectt',staf.eddtt-*'"
requested by ,,uif CrfDty Health ing the county children. Norton
Department Director Doug Kent. stated that she has a positive feel-
Kent pointed out rental agree- ing ponce legislation reconvenes
ments would cover loan cost to next week that the board should
pay for the site. get assistance to deal with the
The health department will be budget devastation due to the tax
maintaining the dental assistance situation.
program at the site. Pridgeon pointed out that the
*Named Don Butler, Joe board will start next year in a
Danford. and Tommy Knox to the deficit, regardless and the board
Highland View CDBG grant advi- needs to look at other areas to
sory board and agreed to use make cuts such as supplemental
S.H.I.P. funds to help gain points pay and the administrative posi-
for the grant applications. iton that was created that is well
*Chairmar~ yeager scheduled over the amount of $38,000.
a tourist development tax work- Due to Florida Coast Paper
shop for March 5lh at 5:00. Company not paying its personal
*Heard a request from Wayne property tax as proposed by the
Taylor, representing the Port St. property appraiser, it has cut
Joe Downtown Revitalization $490000 out of the school dis-
Committee, for matching funds trict's operating budget, possibly
support for commercial'revitaliza- for good. The case is in the legal
tion grant being applied for by the system now and might take a
city. lengthy amount of time to rectify.
Station Out of Commission
motor was installed earlier this
Healy said the system will not
be back to 100% unul a new
pumpp is installed. The pump is
"ordered but it will ,be approxi-
mately six weeks before it is deliv-
ered. Healy added.
.. : The lift station should be able
to hold its own, under normal
conditions, in the meantime. He
noted an excessive amount of rain
puts a strain on the lift station's
operations and things would have
to be watched closely over the
next,:several weeks until the sys-
tem is back to 100% operation.
The Sixteenth Street lift sta-
tion serves the city's system south
of Eighth Street, which .also,
includes Ward Ridge and Oak
Gators Open Season
Lift stations are the backbone
of any community's wastewater
Port St. Joe had a major frac-
ture in one of its two primary lift
stations last week.
Public Works Superintendent
Frank Healy explained that the
city is covered with a network of
lift stations and wastewater pip-
ing. This is all designed to deliver
wastewater to the city's primary
lift stations-one at the corner of
Long Avenue and Sixteenth Street
and the other at the corner of
First Street and Highway 98.
Effluent is then pumped to
the main junction station (off the
west side of the. paper mill over-
pass) before being transferred to
the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Things went haywire at the
Sixteenth Street lift station when,
one of two pumps fractured and
its motor malfunctioned. The two
pumps are located approximately
40' below the ground in a hollow
,waterproof cylinder, and then
pump wastewater from an adjoin-
ing wet well (holding tank) also
approximately 40' deep.
When the pump fractured, it
flooded the compartment as well
as both pumps and their motors
and control -panels. Needless to
say, 'the lift station became inop,
erable at that point. .
City crews started an around-
the-clock vigil pumping out the'
mess late last week, and worked
through most. of the weekend
cleaning and getting the operable'
pump back on line, while repair-
ing the other leaking pump..
Temporary repairs were made
to the broken, pump and a new
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are now "awaiting comments from
the clearing house, before taking
the next step on the long road to
MORE PLANS CONSIDERED
In addition to the collection
system expansion, the city hopes
to up-grade three lift stations
bringing some of the treatment
facilities up to present standards,
such as the treated sewage outfall
and some piping.
Foremost on the refurbishiig
schedule, according to Don Min-
chew, are repairs to number one
lift station. This is the lift station
which transports all the city efflu-
ent to the main treatment station.
nuOi eura uatesrui
Concert To Benefit from Basic Training
Kathryn Kalahan will be ap-
pearing in Mexico Beach's "Starry
Night Concert" on March 7. Kath-
ryn will be performing at the El
Govenor Motel. beginning at 7:30
p.m., CT. Hors d'oeuvres will be
available for each guest and a
cash bar will also be on hand at
the concert. A donation of $10.00
is being asked for each person,
with all the proceeds going to
benefit the 4th of July Mexico
Beach Fireworks Fund.
Army Pfc. Gerald A. Noble has
graduated from basic .military
training at Fort Sill in Lawton,.
Oklahoma. ,.,. .. ,,
During the training, students
received instruction :ihn drill and
ceremonies, weapons, map read-
ing, tactics. military courtesy,
military justice, first aid. 'and'r
Army history and traditions. .'
Noble is the grandson of
Dorothy R. and Willie F. Noble of:
Wewahitchka. He is a 1991 grad-
uate of Wewahitchka High School.
when Maclay broke a 7-7 tie with
a three-run home run In the bot-
tom of the sixthnning., ..
Dave Davis' (0-2) pitched five
innings for the Gators and gave
up eight runs on six hits to pick
up the loss. ,Davis walked four
and struck out two batters.
Kelly Forehand pitched the
sixth inning and gave up three
runs on four"hits, two walks, and
struck out two. .
Champ Traylor led the Gators
offensively with two hits and two;
RBI. Ike Mincy, Josh Baxley and
G., T.,,Morgan- each had one hit.
Miricy score twice for Wewa (0-2).
"We played much, harder,"
said Coach Kearce. "We came ,
from.: behind. .three. times and ',,
Maclay put it away in 'the bottom,
of the sixth with a three-run home
run. .. .
"We battled, which Is a good,
sign. We just have to be patient,
get some kids healthy and contin-
ue to work hard." added Kearce.
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The Gators' next games will
be on Friday, February 27th when
they host Sneads at 6:00 CT. and
Tuesday, March 3rd at Liberty
County at 3:30 CT.
An umpire clinic for the local
Dixie Youth and Dixie Boys
leagues will be held this
Saturday, February 28th begin-
ning at 3:00-p.m. at the major
leagiie ball field, located on Tenth-
Street4 Po4 St. Joe,, ..
You must attend at least one
of the league-sponsored clinics to
umpire in the Port St. Joe Dixie
Baseball League this year. The
clinic is also open to and recom-
mended for league coaches.
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*Received a request from
Alfred Cutchins (Land's Landing)
to investigate chargeshe received,.
from the Wewahitchka Ambu-
lance Service for services.
Wind, Rain Water
.. and MIail, Too
Gulf County got a good dous-
ing from most all the elements
Sunday morning as a "super cell-
<( weather system whipped through
Lh array Wells, Gulf County
Emergency Management Director.
said winds up to 60 miles per
hour were recorded in the Cape'
San Bias area during the storm.
Hail was also reported in sev-
eral areas, mostly in the southern
portion of the county. reading
three-fourths of an inch in some
areas, Wells added.
Damage was minimal from
thestorm, especially considering
its magnitude. A window at a con-
venience store was broken out
arid a mobile home was blown off
its supports at Highland View,
tops were broken out of several
trees and some shingles were
reportedly blown off roofs.
As usual- with" winter storms,
erosion along the Cape peninsula
continues to be a major concern.
Another factor local residents
have been carefully watching all
winter is the Apalachicola and
Chipola rivers. The Apalachicola
system has remained at above
flood stage (15') throughout most
of the winter.
Wells said the National'
Weather Service is forecasting a
gradual drop over the next few
days, estimating readings of 18.5',
, 17.5', 17', and 16.5' for
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and
Saturday of this week. .
Pierce denied the motion stat-
ing, "I have a duty to the public
which also includes students and
tax payers outside the school sys-
tem. If what I heard Thursday was
true, we would have to borrow
money to make paTyroll if we offer
more that what the ,superinten-,,
dent is proposing.; I have never
known a successful, business to,
borrow money to make paNToll. I
cannot vote to pay any more than
the school board can afford.
Hopefully, the Florida Coast tax
challenge will be resolved In the
near future ,and the superinten-
dent 'can go back to the table and
give our teachers what they
,Due to this financial dilemma,
Kelley has been adamant of his
position stating. Tuesday, "As
Chief Executive Officer of the Gulf
County School System, I could
not and cannot, in good faith, rec-
ommend salary, schedule changes,.
that would, by action, intentional-
ly require .the 'School District to
indebt itself" further for the
current year operations."
Last Thursday night, a local
television station aired a quote,
"Earlier in the school year, the
board did 'give administrators,
maintenance employees, as well
as themselves a raise." It must be
clarified that the school board and
superintendent salaries are set by
the state so they did not give
themselves a. raise. Kelley also'
states, "No administrators have
received raises, nor have teachers
and non-instructional personnel
with maximum years of experi-
ence. The only Gulf County
School Board employees to receive
a raise this year have been teach-
ers and non-instructional person-
nel who rank from 0-23 years of
experience on the salary sched-
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WEWAHITCHKA 3, MALONE 5
THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 19
The Wewahitchka Gators
baseball team rallied in the'top of
the seventh inning, but fell short
in Thursday's season opener
The Gators. took a 1-0 lead
after the first inning, but Malone,
scored one run in the second,.
third and fourth innings to take a
3-1 lead. '
alone scored two more runs
in,the bottom of the sixth inning.
Wewa (0-1) scored two runs in the
top of the seventh to narrow
Malone's lead to 5-3. but couldn't
scorg any more .,
Dave Davis (0-1)' pitched the.
complete game for the Gators and "
gave up 10 hits, five runs, and."
two :walks. ,Davis struck out six
Malone bitters. :
Ike Mincy, Champ Traylor.,
and Lee Liriton each had one hit
for Wewa. Mincy had a RBI and
Phillip Hall scored twice for the
"Davis pitched good enough
to win," said Coach Kearce, "but
we're still struggling on defense
due to injuries and' basketball
players. What I didn't like about it
was that we got out-hustled."
"We've got a long way to, go
and we're just gonna roll our,.
sleeves up, and work harder,"
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I TUESDAY, FEBRUARY,24
SThe Wewahitchka Gators
baseball team picked up their sec-
ond loss of the season Tuesday,
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PORT ST. JOE 18, CARRABELLE 0
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24
,, The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
opened their 1998 regular season
with a bang with Tuesday's 18-0
win over Carrabelle.
The Lady Sharks combined
good hitting, errorless defense,
and solid pitching from freshman
Bonnie Belin in a game that was
shortened by the 10-run rule. ;
'Port, St. 'Joe scored in every
inning, but had a big second
inning with 13runs.,...,
Lacey Johnson. Emily
Thompson and Nicole Royster
each had two hits. Royster had
two RBI. while Thompson had two
doubles and a RBI. Samantha
Ambrose hit a single that scored
two runs and Julie Lanford had a
Bonnie Belin pitched five
innings for the Lady Sharks to '
pick up her first iin, of the sea-
son. Belin struck out. seven bat-
ters and walked one in her no-hit:
The Lady Sharks (1-0) will
play Rutherford Friday. February
27 at 5:00 ET at home. They will
also play in Chipley on Tuesday,
March 3rd at 4:30 ET. '
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Lady Sharks Host
Softball Clinic Sat.
The Port St. Joe High School
Lady Sharks softball team is
hosting a softball clinic for girls
ages 8 through 13 on Saturday,
February 28. from 9:30 to 12:00,
which will be held on the Lady
Sharks' softball field behind Port
St. Joe High School.
The cost of the clinic is
$15.00. Each participant in the
program should bring a softball
glove, bat, and wear proper soft-
ball attire. For more information,
please call Jim Belin at 229-8251
The Wewahitchka High
School Lady Gators will open their
season Thursday. February 26th.
when they host Freeport in a 4:30
On Tuesday, March 3rd the
ladies will be traveling to
Chattahoochee for a 3:30 CT
PAGE 10A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1998
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YOUR DENTIST Return To
The philosophy of dentists today is to make you k State Tourney
work harder at keeping gums and teeth healthy so. S
that there is less work to do when you come to him
for your check-up. Today, your dentist takes the time ST. JOE 62, BAKER 59
to talk to you about how best to take care of your Tuesday, February 24
mouth, with brushing, flossing, massaging and The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
rinsing. are just one game away from I
We carry a great many dental health products in returning to the Final Four for the
our pharmacy that can help to put into practice fifth consecutive year in a row. /
what your dentist is asking you to do. And, our about five minutes left to go. the
personnel are trained to answer your questions Tiger Sharks put together a 19-7
S about any of these products. run to end the #4 ranked Gators"
WE PROUDLYACCEPT A.N. RAILROAD, BOX USA, season.
AND FLORIDA COAST PAPER COMPANY Port St. Joe got off to an early
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IPTION CADS. Baker. taking a 21-9 first quarter
u zt S re0lead. The Gators' narrowed the
S'Z ett's Drug Store Tiger Sharks' lead to eight (34-26)
Baker came out in the second
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Convenient Drive-Through Window 20-9 in the third quarter to take a
Revlon Cosmetics Carlton Cards Russell Stover Candles 46-43 lead. The, Tiger Sharks ral-
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the Gators 19-13 for the Class 2A
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James Daniels was the only
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S" "I knew they were going to
,7', make a run," said Coach
Eppinette. "We're playing with
three sophomores and a couple of
freshmen, and I don't think the
young kids quite believed-. me.
But. we weathered the stormn"
ST. JOE2(62) R. Chambers 7.
Daniels 22. Dixon 2. Jenkins 5. K.
Larry 4, McNair 9, Pittman 9-,
SBAKER (59) Jackson 3, Lee
12, Moorer 21, Thomas 13, Webb,
r 2, Highlander 8.
ST. JOE 21 13 9 19 62
BAKER 9 1720 13 59.
Kedrick Larry (22) defends a Baker player bringing the ball down
the court in the first half of Tuesday night's game.
Sharks Win Over Sneads
PORT ST. JOE 25. SNEADS 0
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19
The Port St. Joe Sharks base-_
ball team opened its 1998 regular
season with a big win over Sneads
in a game shortened by the mercy
rule Thursday in Sneads.
Joey Mastro's grand slam
home run was the highlight of the
Sharks' high-powered offense.
Port St. Joe will play next at
Marianna on Thursday, February
26 at 4:30, and the Junior varsity
will play afterwards.
The Sharks will host Wakulla
Friday, February 27 at 4:30 ET.
and will travel to Wakulla on
Monday, March 2 to play at 5:00
ET. The junior varsity will play
after both of these varsity games.
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Friday with a 10-2 loss to
Carrabelle's varsity squad.
Brad Knox was the losing
pitcher for the Sharks, though he
pitched well enough to win. Port
St. Joe committed 10 errors on
defense to contribute to the loss.
Port St. Joe's' junior varsity
defeated Apalachicola 12-1 on
Tuesday behind the three-hit
pitching performance of Brad
Jacob Tankersley had three
hits and two RBI. Stephen Lowery
and Justin Goff each had two hits
and drove in three runs between
Lowery pitched the fifth
Inning for Port St. Joe and gave
up no runs in his first pitching
opportunity of the season.
Gators End Season.
WEWAHITCHKA 46, SNEADS 48
Friday, February 20
The Wewahitchka Gators
ended their hopes of making it to
the Class 2A Final Four with
Friday's loss to Sneads in the first
round of the play-offs.
The Gators trailed 26-22 at
halftime, but took a 19-15 lead
when they outscored Sneads 17-9
in the third quarter. Wewa could
not hold on to the lead in the
fourth quarter as Sneads
outscored the Gators 13-7 for a
two point victory. ,
:Luke Taunton led the Gators
with 18 points. Cecil Jackson fol-
lowed with 13 points for Wewa.
Coach Martin Russ and the
players would like to thank every-
one for their support throughout
the season. "We would not have
made it this far without them."
WEWA (46) Jackson 13, Jones
3,, Morris 8, J. Taunton 4, L.
WEWA 11 11 17 7 46
SNEADS 13 13 9 13 48
ST. JOE 61, LIBERTY CO. 54
Friday, February 20
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
continue their success In search
of the Final Four. for the fifth con-
secutive year. with Friday night's.
61-54 victory over Liberty County.
*Despite making just seven of
24 shots from the foul line. the
Tiger Sharks advanced to the
Class 2A regional semi-finals.
Port St. Joe led 18-10 by the
end of the first quarter and took a
31-17 lead Into halftime. The
Tiger Sharks were outscored 37-
30 in the second half by Liberty
County,. but managed to hold on
to a seven point victory.
The Tiger Sharks had four
players that scored in double dig-
its. Keion McNair led the way with
17 points. while James Daniels
followed with 12 points. Tyson
Pittman had 11 points, and Rod
Chambers added 10 points for
Port St. Joe (20-9).
ST. JOE (61) R. Chambers 10.
Most Quinn (12) lays in two points for the Tiger Sharks in Friday's
night sub-regional against Liberty County.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1998 'AGE 1
Th ooflPato otS.Jo
My version of the history of the ancient city 1812-1854
and the ensuing dormancy of the area prior to 1910, when
the new town of Port Saint Joe was established. A moderate
narrative of subsequent facts and events of the new town,
1910 through 1966, also is given.
by Henry A. Drake
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).
According to a story in the Apalachicola Times in June 1947, First Lt.
Harry A. Buzzett of that city had just returned from Germany and report-
ed that while in Berlin he ran into the captain that sank the tanker.
Buzzett, while riding down Potsdamer Strasse two hours prior to leaving
Berlin, had stopped to inquire of a German where Kaiserallee was locat-
ed. The German answered in English, and when asked where he had
learned to speak English replied, "In prison camp in America." Further
conversation revealed that during the war the German was a submarine
commander and operated in the Gulf of Mexico and the Carribean Sea.
When asked if he had any knowledge of Apalachicola, the German
took Buzzett into a bookstore and pinpointed its location on a globe map.
He described the British tanker by name, class, weight, number and its
exact location, Including the date he sank the vessel. He also stated that
after the sinking he proceeded up near the six-mile bridge across the
Apalachicola River and submerged for two days and took frequent obser-
S" nations of Apalachicola through his periscope, describing the city water
tower, church steeples and other visible features of the city. Apalachicola
Bay is rather shallow for this type of maneuvering and, instead of being
at the six-mile bridge, it is quite likely that the submarine may have been
submerged in the Gulf near the bay entrance, but still within periscopic
viewing range of both'the bridge and the city.
In 1940 to 1941, just prior to U.S. entry into World War II, a pipeline
was laid from Port Saint Joe to Chattanooga. Tennessee and intermedi-
ate'points to provide quick distribution of petroleum products from the
oil fields of Texas and Louisiana to the eastern part of the United States.
Gasoline was transported in large tankers and barges to Porti Saint Joe,
where huge storage tanks were utilized prior to the gasoline being
pumped into the line. After some large cross-country pipelines were con-
structed to the Atlantic seaboard, use of the eight-inch line from Port
Saint Joe was discontinued as far as Bainbridge. Georgia.
The Wall Street crash in 1929 caused a sudden and sharp decline in
foreign and domestic shipping. The Great Depression that followed in the
1930's was one of the worst in American history. These events greatly
affected the area served by the Apalachicola Northern Railroad and four
affiliated companies. :
After a loan application filed by the railroad with the Reconstruction
Finance Corporation at Washington had been denied by the ICC In 1932.
upon a further search for financial aid, the owners, through the efforts of
B. W. Eells, Sr.. vice president and general manager, came in contact with
offices of Alfred I. duPont, formerly of Wilmington, Delaware but located
at Jacksonville since 1926. seeking desirable investments within the
state. This contact led to duPont's acquisition of the distressed properties
which, with 200.000 acres of timberlands included, provided for the orga-
nization in 1936 of the St. Joe Paper Company, now holding extensive
investments throughout the state of Florida. duPont died in 1935.
All of the properties acquired have proved good investments and
helped the state economy, particularly in the upper western portion. In
1937P the world's most. modern-opaper- mill-. under du Poot controL. was
erected at Port Saint Joe and commenced operation in April 1938.
Meanwhile, according to files of the U.S. Army Engineer Office, shipping
has continued through the port from its beginning in 1910 to the present
The new St. Joe Paper Company docks, completed in February 1938,
were made of the latest type of sheet piling driven into the bay bottom.
The docks and wharves are capable of loading and unloading, simulta-
neously, five of the largest ocean-going boats m the Gulf of Mexico trade
and still have room for a similar handling of two or more smaller and
lighter draft vessels. The "Tropic Star" a 9,400 ton steamer was the first
seagoing vessel to tie up at the new docks. Its cargo consisted of salt cake
from Chile, South America for use by the St. Joe Paper Company. The
modern facilities at the dock are said. by masters of vessels putting In at
the port, to equal or excel just about anything seen by them in their trav-
els around the globe.
Three chemical companies using by-products of the paper mill have
added to the area's industrial expansion and with many other commer-
cial types of business. Port Saint Joe can boast of probably the highest
per capital earning in Northwest Florida. Upon reorganization of the prop-
erties acquired by duPont, the St. Joe Paper Company has emerged as a
financial giant among the duPont Interests in Florida.
The population of Port Saint Joe had dropped considerably within the
'decade and at the time of duPont's entry was hardly more than 1,000.
but is now estimated at more than 6,000. exclusive of the beach areas.
For many years the population of the nearby Gulf beaches has provided
local and tourist dollars to the trade area. However, recent developments
'of St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, with a 21 mile combined bay and gulf
beach front, indicate far greater benefits from this source may be expect-
ed after the park is officially opened to the public-- probably late in this
year of 1967.
And that is my story. No effort was made to change the area history.
The story is simply my effort to condense and rearrange in a rather con-
cise summary form. the many stories written in the past about old St.
Joseph and vicinity, plus my account of the area subsequent to the days
of the old town including the establishment in 1910 of the new town 0of
Port Saint Joe and its growth to date. I do not plan to make story public.
It is for friends only. (The two original copies did not include, the lines
Henry A. Drake
Memo: (I was a resident of Port Saint Joe for more than 30 years, during
which time I served as General Auditor of the Apalachicola
Northern Railroad Company.'and its affiliated companies, and
many years as aPostmaster) H.A.D. ,
Three thousand six hundred
and sixty-eight AARP Tax-Aide
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AARP Tax-Aide provides face-
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For taxpayers unable to visit
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The program s 30th anniversary
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Tips for Flowering and d.
Prepare Beds to Plant Annuals and
Perennials as February Draws to Close ^^'
Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
As it progresses towards the
end of February, begin to plant
some of the warm-season flower-
ing annuals and perennials as
they appear at local garden
shops. These should be treated
just like vegetables in most re-
Prepare the bed, while mak-
ing sure it is in an area that re-
ceives morning sun (for most
flowers), and raise the bed higher
than the surrounding ground to
Insure good drainage.
Just like vegetables, these
should be fertilized just before
planting, at planting, and every
four to six weeks thereafter.
The list of possible varieties
to plant is almost endless and in-
cludes the following: ageratum,
amaranth, baby's breath, bego-
nia, calendula, calliopsis, dahlia,
exacum, gazania; hollyhock, lobe-
lia, marigolds, pentas, phlox, sal-
via, streptocarpus, thunbergia,
verbena, periwinkle, alyssum. As-
ters, balsam, browallia, celosia,
cosmos, dusty miller, gaillardia,
geranium, impatiens, daisy,
sweet william, and countless oth-
However, while flowering an-
nuals look.great in the landscape,
gardeners need to be somewhat
careful about using the varieties
that tend to become naturalized
in the yard, planting themselves
wherever "they" want to be. Two
that come to mind are some of
the varieties of morning glory and
a vine with tiny scarlet flowers
called cypress vine.
Many plants we introduce
into our yard' today become pests
we. must deal with tomorrow and
nuisances our neighbors may
have to deal with for years to
come. Whenever a less invasive
species can be chosen, go with it
February marks the time
when fruit-bearing plants are giv-
en their spring fertilizer applica-
tion. Because Gulf County soil
tends to be nutrient deficient, it
is advantageous to. purchase a
fertilizer, which. contains 'minor,
elements such as iron, zinc, mag-
nesium, boron, manganese, and.
In Circulair 611,' De'ciduous
Fruit for North Florida. Dr. Tim
Crocker recommends the folloi
ing applications of 10-10-10 fer
lizer to these plants:
*Peach, plum, nectarine, pea
persimmon, apple, and figs
Apply one and one-half pound
for each year of age until a max
mum of 10 to 15 pounds per tre
*Pecan and chestnut-App
'two pounds per each year of ag
for pecan trees and repeat abov
practice in mid-June. With Ches
nuts, apply one pound per year,
age with a maximum of 1
pounds per tree.
*Blackberry and grapes
Apply one-third pound per pla
for blackberries, and apply oi
and 'one-half pounds for eac
year of age for grapes, with
maximum of five pounds p
*Blueberry-Because they a
extremely sensitive to quick r
lease nitrogen sources, such a
nitrogen sulfate (which is cor
monly:used in 10-10-10 fertili
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Rough Sidewalk Replaced
Along with its program of concentrating on a clean-up
job on the city, crews are also working on rough spots which
exist in the sidewalks, to make walking safer and easier for
the many evening strollers who take advantage of the balmy
evenings to take an evening walk. In the photo above two
experienced concrete workers are busy replacing an espe-
cially rough section of sidewalk with a new square or two.
Closing Date Here
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ia closing date for 1998 crop insur-
m-l ance is February 28 for corn, cot-
ly ton. grain sorghum, peanuts, soy-
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and prepared to assist those qual-
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eligibility for waivers. A. listing of
Scrop insurance agents may be
found in all local Farm Service
are fertilized toward late Febru-
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camellias, htydrangeas, and Indi-
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azaleas and spirea, are fertilized
just after they bloom.
The azalea/camellia fertilizer
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above mentioned shrubs. In addi-
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1998 PAGE 3B
Rotary Gets Contribution for Scouts "Michigan Day"
Mrs. Mary Bridges Gives Funds for Rotary Project of Will Be Held
Providing Meeting Place for All Scouting Activities Oni Thp Reaches
"I am contributing this check
to the Scouts because the Scouts
made a man out of my son, sever-
al years ago," Mrs. Mary Bridges
told the Rotary Club last Thurs-
day, as she handed over a contri-
ouuon to treasurer uoug K.ent, to
be used in the club's scout build-
Mrs. Bridges gave an interest-
ing discourse of her many years
spent in Cub Scout leadership
Mary Bridges, left, presents a check to be used for scouting to
Doug Kent, treasurer of the Rotary Club.
and her trip, as a leader, to Phil-
mont Boy Scout Ranch in Arizo-
She said she is especially in-
terested in the Boy Scouts for
their program of teaching respect
and love for God and country.
"The Boy Scouts do so much to
prepare young boys to become re-
sponsible men," she said, in tell-,
ing of some of the attributes boys.
learn from both Cub and Boy
The: Rotary Club has been
sponsors of Boy Scouts here in
Port St. Joe since 1941. Current-
ly. the club has a project under
way of raising funds to build an
all-purpose scout home here. The
building will have meeting facili-
ties for Girl Scouts. Cub Scouts
and Boy' Scouts. The club is
about ready to begin construction
just as soon as a piece of proper-
ty has been dedicated to the pro-
ject. Several locations are now
Mrs. Bridges closed her short
address by stating, "There is
nothing like Scouting!"
Her remarks underlined the
Need for a Boy Scout leader. The
Cubs have leadership, but the
Boy Scout leader recently re-
signed. The Rotary Club is cur-
-rently conducting a. search for
someone to take his place.
Guests of the club were: Hen-
ry Hickson of Columbus, Ohio,
Bob Meece of Mansfield, Ohio.
Steen Brown of Austin, Texas,,
Dick and Kay Roberts of Ports-,
mouth, Ohio. Bob Bolduc of Gar'-
den City. Mich., and Robin
Downs of Port St. Joe. .
G.ED. Test to be Given in Gulf County
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
The G.E.D. tests are designed
to measure the important knowl-
edge and skills, usually learned
during four years of'high school,
that you may have obtained in a
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. Joe. The cost is S25 for the
Registration will be held at
the Gulf County Adult School.
has available for genealogical
researchers microfilms, micro-
fiche and a computer with the
ability to use all the Family
The staff suggests that
researchers call ahead to reserve
time on the computer, three
microfilm readers, and two micro-
fiche, readers. The number is (850)
The Mexico Beach Family
History Center is located within
the LDS church building at 318
Robin Lane (off 15th Street) in
BEST FOOT FORWARD
By: Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist
"Michigan Day" will be held
on the beaches on Friday, Febru-
ary 27. All persons born and/or
- reared or anyone who has lived in
A'iichigan. as well as their friends,
are invited to attend. This year
this event, held, annually, will
take place at the Mexico Beach
Civic Center Building, located on
North 31 st Street.
A covered-dish meal is sched-
uled to begin at 12:00 noon. CT.
Anyone wishing to attend is being
asked to bring a dish to 'share
and their table service. Coffee and
iced tea will be provided. A dona-
tion of $1.00 is also being asked.
The program, following the
*meal, will include introductions
and a special presentation on the
area's history by Charles Parker,
long time realtor.
More information can be ob-
tained by calling chairpersons Dr.
David and Kathryn Crawford. at
648-8677. or Burdeen Tollar, at
648-5308. Other committee mem-
bers are Bob and Kathie Hastie,:
Marion Walker, Don and Millie
Wagner, 'Bob and Pauline Han-
cock, and Augie and Marlene Lei-
Center is Open
The Mexico Beach Family
History Center is open for
research on Tuesdays from I to 8
p.m., and Thursdays from 12 to 4
S" The Family History Center
may .be suffi- U 4J
cient for moder-
ate sprains. De-
pending on the
severity of the
sprain, different treatments are
employed. These range from use
of a customized orthotic shoe
insert to preparation of a cast and
subsequent physical therapy, and
In some cases surgery is advis-
Presented in the interest
of better foot care by:
DR. STEPHEN J. GROSS, PODIATRIST
HIGHWAY 98 EASTPOINT
FREE HEARING TEST
SENIOR CITIZENS k
; GULF COAST HEARING AID
offering to anyone 55 or older a
free hearing test. If you have been
exposed to loud factory noise, if
people seem :to mumble or you
ask people to 'repeat what they
'have said, come see us at:
JAMES W. DAME
Hearing Aid Specialist
ST. JOE MOTEL.r-
501 Monument Avenue
THURSDAY, MARCH 5
9:00 A.M. 12:00 NOON
This is our regular monthly Service Center and we will service any-
one's hearing aid free of charge. We have the lowest battery prices
in the area. Come in and try our service!
,. ; :'"-s
:;", '. Florida' is booming, with lots' of new residences and businesses
increasing the demand for' fdx machines, computer modems.
To accommodate this growth, the Panhandle region has anew area
code. As of March 23, 1998, you must use the new area code, 850,
instead of 904 for calls to and within the highlighted area.
If you live in the Panhandle region and your phone number begins with
any of the prefixes listed at right, your area code will change.
Please make a note of this change and remember that you may also
need to reprogram telecommunications equipment (PBXs--consult yo r
vendor- cell phones, speed dialers, fax machines, etc.) to make sure
your calls reach the residence or business you want them to reach.
Local numbers and rates will not be affected by the change. If you have
any questions about area code 850, please call us at 1 800 964-7941. Or
visit us at wwW.bellsouth.com/areacode for more information.
@1998 BellSouth Telecommunications. List of prefixes is current as of January 1998; subject to change.
, 233 298
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located at 2b55 Long Avenue in
., ort St. Joe. and must be .com-
pleted by 12 noon on
February 26th. Questions may
be addressed to Mem Christie at
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Foot and ankle sprains' can
occur in everyday activities, but the
incidence is greatest among people
engaged in running and other ath-
letics. Sprains result from severe
stress on tissue, not bone, and vary
in the intensity of their effects.
An ankle sprain can heal com-
pletely with proper care if there has
been no lasting damage. But some
sprains tear ligaments or leave
them too stretched to control
motion of a joint within its normal ,
range, and the joint remains unsta-
Taping or use of an ankle brace
PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1998
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By: Casey White
The weather may be cold
outside, but Port St. Joe's bas-
ketball team is sizzling inside
"the Dome". This past Friday
night, the Sharks hosted Liberty
Count, 'he regional quarter-
finals. iaey capped off an
impressive victory by a score of
61-54. Tuesday night, February
24, the Sharks play Baker in
"the Dome" at 7:30 p.m.
As the basketball season
comes to a close, Shark baseball
is just getting into
the swing of things. "
In their opening "
two games, they
outscored their '
opponents 36 to
team plans to travel
to Marianna, Thurs-
day, February 26
and play the
Bulldogs at 4:30
p.m. Friday, Febru-
ary 27, the Sharks
will host Wakulla.
Game time is 4:30
The boy's track. team, will
open their -season next
Wednesday in Panama City.
Congratulations to the fol-
'lowing seniors for making the
,1997-98 Hall of Fame: Kyle
Adkison, Amanda Bateman, Jay
Dixon, Jennifer .Gaddis. Quint
Kftngbeil, Leigh Lawrence,
Jarred Patterson, Jermaine
Peterson, Wayne Summers,
Emily Thompson, and Casey
Any senior going on "Grad-
Night" needs to turn in the
remaining balance to Mrs.
Turner by March 1.
The Port St. Joe Jr. Service
League is now accepting appli-
cations for a $250.00 scholar-
ship to be awarded to one Port
St. Joe High School senior.
S available in the
,. guidance office and
should be returned
to Mrs. Witten by
Friday, March 6.
Forms for the
Delta Kappa Gainm-
ma scholarship are
also now available
in the guidance
office. The deadline
for turning in this
application is Mon-
day, March 30.'
We will be hav-
ing a walk-a-thon
on March 6 to sup-
port the St. Jude's Children s
Hospital. Any student who is not
in a class participating in this
event, and who wishes -to be
involved, needs to see 'Coach
Please support PSJHS stu-
dents as they try to excel in not
only their athletics but also .in
School, News .
Y BY dbrtDykes
On Wednesday. February 25.
the Port St. Joe Middle School
held the Fourth Annual Black
History Program. The students
attended this program for their
benefit to learn more about the
history and contributions of
The': featured speaker this;
year was Carl White. Jr.. a gradu-
ate of Port St. Joe High School
and Troy State University, who is
currently a manager in the
WalMartorganization.. Many other
community leaders and parents "
'participated in the program mark-
ing the annual obsenrvance.
i For this week, the most excit-
ing news (according to the stu-
dents) is that there will be :rno
school 'Thursday or Friday!! The
teachers will be attending inser-
The PSJMS Beta Club held its
annual dance on Saturday night
and wish to thank the parents for
their help in furnishing refresh-
A special thank goes out to
Mr. and Mrs. Geoghagan, Mr. and
Mrs. Phil Earley, Mr. and Mrs. Pat
Floyd, Margaret Ellmer, and Jane
Sherrill for chaperoning. At the
party, the Beta members thanked
Mrs. Williams for her help.
Without, her th ere would be no
Beta Club for our students to par-
Also, the Beta Club will be
holding, an induction for the new
members of the club and invite all
the parents to attend. The induc-
tion will be on Tuesday, March
3rd at 9:30 in the gym. A recep-
tion for members and their fami-
lies will follow the program in the
Student Activity Room.
The new inductees are
Jessica Sherrill, Joanna Watkins,
Kayla Jefferson, Kristen Garcia,
Christopher Hendricks, Adam
Nixon, Katie Geoghagan, Anna
Tankersley, Danielle Barnes and
Robert Lyles. Congratulations to
all of you.
Port St. Joe Middle School is
very proud, of our school's partici-
pants in the Chipola Regional
Science Fair, held this week in
Marianna. Attending from our
school were Lisa Curry, Margaret
Gibson, Susan Ellmer, Ashley
Bryan and Maclain Howze.
Mrs. Knox, seventh grade lan-
guage arts teacher, sent her stu-
dents an unforgettable message
concerning the .use of strong
verbs in their writing:. Her stu-
dents identified, and held a mock
funeral for, "dead verbs" on
Wednesday of this week. The
"dead verbs" were eulogized,
buried, and. urged to rest in
S.Reminders of the need to use
,,strong verbs'. in place of the
departed "dead verbs-, are pop-
ping up all over the classroom. All
the fun is really about writing
strong verb paragraphs and
preparation for earning the high-
est possible scores on the state
writing assessment in 1999.
Until next week . .
A number of Student Council
members from Port St. Joe
recently visited the state capital in
Tallahassee, and sat in the leg-
islative chambers to debate issues
concerning students throughout
The delegates were allowed to
sit in the representatives' chairs,
and to use the, automated votin,'g
devices. Following their district ,
meeting, several students
announced that they will be seek-
ing office for the 1998-99 school
year. ::: )
Contesting for the vice-presi-
dency are Rachel Perrin and
Nicole Smith. Vy ng for the office'
of president are Meredith Godfrey
and Jessipa Hill. The election will
be held during TAP of Tuesday, '
Student Council members are shown posing in the Capital Rotunda in the photo above during their
recent visit to Tallahassee. From left to right (front row) are Quatina Fennell, Jessica Hill, and
Rebekah Cope;-and (second row) Amber Davis, Meredith Godfrey, Amanda Bateman-' Kim Parker,
Amanda Marquardt, Alicia Christie, Nicole Smith, Erica Ailes, Rachel Perrin and Brandon Davis.
School News .
By Linda Whitfield
"Kids Say The Funniest ,
"Argue Cases"-In third grade
phonics last week. Dee Baker was
called on to read the following
short paragraph and read the first
question and answer it. He began
..... "It is not nice to argue with
people; however, lawyers argue,
cases every day. Sometimes chil-
dren argue with their moms or
dads. Some parents think this is a
sign that the child will become a
lawyer. What do lawyers do?"
The answer. of course, was
,-argue cases". Without a-pautse,
Dee read, "What do lawyers do?"
"Lie,"'he said.' '-', .'-
.Tornviy-Lwura Husbarid's lit-
tle brother, Taylor Husband, told
someone he was wearing.' a
"Tommy Hurtfinger" shirt!!!
The Way I Keep tMy Green
Apples-Third grader Shawn Rich
told his teacher, "This is the way I
keep my green apples, so I won't
get in trouble. I pretend I'm on my
yellow apple and I know I won't
9 PORT ST. JOE
__ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
"Students Of The Week".
Congratulations to ,our
"Students of the Week". They are
Kodi Blackwell, Kristy Taunton,
Matthew Wnght. Mica Ashcraft,
Jenna Chesser, Anna Godwin,
Caycee Kennedy and Alex
'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,.
The Bulldog Beat, our school
newspaper, is now on sale for
twenty-five cents. Stop by Ms.
Minger's class to get your copy.
In order to balance life
between work and family; parents
must develop the 5 P's "Proper
Planning Prevents Poor
Performance". Your children
depend on your preparation.
School will not be held on
February 26 aind 27 due to
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
,Beta Club Induction
Our Beta Club Induction will
be held on Tuesday, March 3 at
9:30 in the Port St. Joe High
School gym. All parents are invit-
ed to attend.
Spring and classroom pic-
tures will be taken on Friday,
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 (Comprehensive Test of-
Basic Skills) w ill be given to stu-
dents grades one through six the
week of March 23.
Can't remember what you or
your friends looked like when you
were younger. Well now you can.
Yearbooks from 1990 to 1995 are
on sale in Mrs. Minger's room for
only $1.50. Come by and get
yours at break or after school.'
Gulf Coast Seminole
Booster Club Meeting.
The Gulf Coast Seminole,
Boosters Club would like to wel-
come all of its current and poten-
tial members to' the annual,meei-, ,
ing. The purpose of,the meeting is '
to elect new officers for 1998. This
year's get-together will be, at'
Butler's Restaurant at 6:30 p.m.
on February 28.
Finger foods will be provided-
and there will be door prizes. The
club will hold a very short busi--
ness meeting and then adjourn
for fellowship and discussion
about the 1998 Seminole year ,
Please plan to attend. Tell a,
friend and let's work together to
make this year one of the best for
the Seminole's. R.S.V.P. to Kenny
Wood at 647-8384.
get another warning"
"Kimberly Shirah is the First
Grade Student of the Week"
Rhonda Pridaeon chose
Kimberly Shirah, the six year old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Junior
Shirah, as the "Student of the
Week". Kitm's favorites are: sub-
ject-reading: t.v. show-"The
Rugrats"; song-"Butterfly Kis-
ses"; and book-"Little Red Riding
Kimberly likes to play with all
her friends and her twin brothers
Roy and Daniel. Kimberly com-
1'ments al out herself, "I,-try to be,,a
good student!" That'.- evident by
Ther being chosen. Kinberly wilI
receive" a fee' pizza from Dbixie
bDandy. compliments of Will
McLemore. Congratulations, Kim-
.. .. "P .T .O ." .... '
At the P.T.O. meeting on
February 24, the CP classes
wowed the audience with their
toe-tapping tunes celebrating the
red. white and blue. WES appreci-
ates their hard work in putting
this together. A special "thank
you" goes to Robin Stroud. music
teacher. for her help. Also, "thank
you" Judi Lister, Doi-is Jean
From the Principa,
Wlutten and Kim Ludlam for your
Teachers in Gulf County will
journey to Port St. Joe and
Panama City -for various ,work-
shops, on Thursday and Friday,
The range of interests go from
reading to computer generated
sunshine standards. Anyway, the
kids %ill have a little holiday.
by LarryA. Mathes
a Nine members of the Gator
! band received "Superior" ratings
at the solo/ensemble competition
recently. That's nine out of nine
who competed!! Great showing by
Faith Christian School stu-
dents, parents. faculty and
friends extend sympathy to Rev.
Bill Taylor and his family. His
mother, Jean Taylor, went home
to be with our Lord. on February
19th and her funeral was held
Monday in Belle Glade."
March will be "Spirit and
Pride Month" and, we will begin,
the month by announcing our
candy sale winners, and by hon-
oring our teachers on "Teacher
Appreciation Day" March 5."
On, March 6, we will-have our
first school-wide "Field Day". The
second week will be the judging of
the door decorations and the writ-
ing of the students on "What I
Like Best About Faith Christian
School" in prose or poetry.
Posters will be displayed and
judged the third week and we will
wrap up "Spirit and, Pride" with
our "Blue and Gold Week". We
also welcome ideas, sketches and
drawings for a school emblem.
Candy sales are going well.
The contest for first, second, and
third best sales will end March 3.
All money must be in by. that
date. Remember, if .you sell 60
bars you will .have a special
The scheduled date for group
pictures and make-ups is March
5 beginning at 8:00 a.m. Look
your best and be sure to wear a
from We want to include articles
from the student newspapers for
the next few weeks.
A Special Day For Caring
By Ashley Creamer
Valentine's Day has already
come and gone. Time flies when
you, are having fun. Grades 1 4
had a lot planned for that day. Of
Paith Christian School
course, there were parties and
exchanging of valentines, but the
third and fourth grades did some-'
thing different. They went to the
nursing home and gave the people
their valentines. They also sang. a
few songs for them.
Valentine's Day is not just
about candy and hearts; it is also
about taking a little time and
doing something to make some-
one else feel special. Happy',
Assemblies Have Lasting
Impact At Faith
By Nicholas Blake
SOn Tuesday, January 20, Mr.
Tommy Odom, an ex-convict, not
an ordained minister of the gospel
of Jesus Christ, gave his witness
and spoke to the students at
He spoke on the choices that
we make and the influence of God
-in his life. God kept him from
committing suicide when he-was
high on drugs.
He is now a prison minister
and a member of the Christian
Bikers Association. His motorcy-
cle has been painted and decorat-
ed by an excellent Christian artist
who has put marvelous pictures
of Christian witness' upon this
bike, yea, even the one which he
On Monday, February 2, Mr.
Roger Louks gave a message on
who the Christian's enemy is. He
spoke of Satan, the roaring lion,
and our choice of whether to be
deceived by him or to be obedient
He said that we are "blinded,
banded, and then grinded" by
Satan. This message was illus-
trated by a skit on Jehu and
Jezebel, performed by the fifth
FCS is very appreciative of
those who take time from their
busy schedules to come share
their, faith and experience with
some of Mr. Stryker's finest.
,':-'This'week'is "National. Severe
Weather ..Veek",, .when -everyone
receives ,~ test of,[he emergency
warning system ir tornadoes and
other serious weather events.
February 25 all schools will par-
ticipate ini a simulated drill. It
only takes a few minutes. but i't
could save lives when needed.
You can't help but take notice
that just yesterday at least 24
people were killed in eight differ-
ent counties in middle Flonda by
Boys' basketball closed out
with a great effort at Sneads
Friday night. Needing two to tie
and send the game into overtime,
the'Gators missed their last shot,
then sank the rebound basket--
but the officials "ruled' the clock
had run out, leaving the Gators
stunned. Great season, tough
endihg, but congratulations to the
Gators for a great season!
Students will be out of school
February 26 and 27, returning to
school March 2. Great, long week-
end! The reason-inservice train-
ig for teachers; most of whom
will be in St. Joe. A few will be in
Panama City at least one of the
Baseball is still playing short-
handed, with two pitchers unable
to throw due to arm problems and
some still finishing up basketball.
We hope to see our bats heat up
soon, since even the best pitching
has to have some offense to back
it up! Come on, gang-swing the
Parents-encourage your stu-
dent to push hard and finish the
nine weeks strong. It's easy to
slack off near the end, but very
Softball, track and weightlift-
ing all kick off this week. Try to
find a game or a meet and support
the Gators! Have a great week!
Gulf County Schools
'MARCH 2 6, 1998
MON- Chicken Sandwich,
French Fries, Green Beans,
Bread, Milk and Cookie.
TUES- Chicken w/Rice,
English Peas, Fruit Cup, Rolls
WEDS- CheeseTurger, Fruit/
Peaches, Corn; Bread, Milk
THURS- Spaghetti, w/Meat
Sauce and Cheese, Tossed
Salad, Green Beans, Roll and
FRI- Corn Dog, Corn, Juice,
Milk and Fruit Cobbler.
MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE
TO AVAILABILITY OF CERTAIN ITEMS.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 26, 1998 PAGE 5B
dolph V. Hunt as the keynote
speaker, with the topics present-
ed including the following which
are entitled "Restoring New Testa-
ment Christianity," "Before I
Sleep Tonight," "What I Preach
Men's Day Observance
An annual Men's Day
Observance will be held at
Philadelphia .Primitive Baptist
Church on, Sunday, March ist
beginning with a special church
school session at 9:30 a.m.
Joseph Smiley, a former resi-
dent currently .residing in Clear-
water, will be the guest speaker
for the 11:00 worship service.
This year's celebration will
hold a special significance in that
it will feature the spiritual talents
of several male choirs and cho-
ruses from Tallahassee, Panama
City, Blountstown, as well as local
The pastor. and brethren of
the church cordially invite every-
one to come out for a time of jubi-
lation. I ,
Jesus House of Prayer Church
corner of 522 Kenny St. & N. Garrison Ave. L
"Cry loud spare not, show my people their transgressions." Isaiah 58
,(a) You choose this day who you will serve. Joshua 24:15
(b) Now is the time, today is the day. Hebrews 3:7-8
(c) Search the scriptures. St. John 5:39
(d) All scripture is given by the inspiration of God. 2Tim. 3:16
(e) Prepare to meet God! wash you make clean. St. John 15:3
(f) Perilous time shall come. 2 Timothy 3:1-7
YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN! ARE YOU? IF YES, CAN
YOU ANSWER THESE QUESTIONSBY GODS WORD
BEING APPLICABLE TO YOUR LIFE?
(1) Jesus only is God? ,
(2) Only one Baptism, in Jesus name?
(3) Only one doctrine of divinity?
(4) The evidence of the Holy Ghost?
(5) The relationship of tongues and the Holy Ghost?
Just a minimal introduction to stir up your pure minds,
because the half has not been told. We have hardly tapped
into the reservoir of the WORD OF GOD.
Thihkof, these things. Phil. 4:8
Hear the conclusionof the whole matter, Ecc. 12:13-14 ... ,
'You shall know the trith, and the truth shall, set youree. Psalms
Make your calling, and election sure. 2Peter 1:8-10
Come now, let us reason together, saith the Lord. Isaiah 1:18
Pastor: Wiley Hopps
Minister of Music: Clara Hopps
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' PORT ST. JOE
I: "- ,~ ~7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (El)
S -+t Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CD
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456.
.A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD,
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
Sunday School 9:45 am Discipleship Training 5:00 pm Sun. Evening
Wed. Night at 7:00 pm. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
SO 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 b'ts viu. ,
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 '* Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647-5026 -
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Bible Study: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue i
Discover God's love!
1601 Long Avenue Port SL Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. & 5 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
-Prayer & Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth
and Why," "Hell," and "What
Made The Early Church Grow."
The first gospel session will
take place on Sunday, March 1,
;at 10:00 a.m., CT, with another
service following at 7:00 p.m., CT,
that evening. On Monday, March
2; Tuesday, March 3; and
Wednesday, March 4, the services
will begin at 7:00 p.m., CT.
Rudolph Is a long time
preacher of the gospel throughout
the southeast, especially In Ten-
nessee and Alabama. He received
his master's degree from David
Lipscomb College and his docto-
rate from the Theological Univer-
sity of Iowa.
The Church of Christ is locat-
ed two miles east of Wewahitchka
on Highway 71. The members of
the congregation and staff would
like to ask everyone to please
make plans to join them and cele-
brate with them during this great
tim e.- y '
In Luke 19: 10 we find,
S"For the Son of man came
to seek and save the lost."
As we get into the season
Oliver F. Taylor of Lent, leading to Easter,
Visitation Minister. First we need to once again
United Methodist Church renew why Jessus came to
us. This scripture sums it all up. We are all lost
without our Saviour.
Many people feel they are good enough on
their own to earn their way into heaven. This is
the kind of ego which leads to destruction. As we
read the Bible, we know we are lost without
Christ. God sent His Son into the world that we
may have an opportunIity for salvation.
'Acceptance ofJesus as our Lord and Saviour
is necessary for everyone to receive salvation. As
-the days lead us to the crucifixion and resurrec-
tion of Christ let us renew our faith in Him.
This column is provided as a service of the Gull County Guidance Clnic, Inc. a professional counseling
and mental health center It is not intended to replace psycnologcal counseling or treatment services
I have recently moved to the
Port St. Joe area with my hus-
band and son. My son is 33 and
"has a severe mental illness. He
hangs around the house all day in
.. I was wondering if there are
any support groups in the area
where I could meet with other
families that have similar prob-
lems as ours. In Pensacola. where
we lived before coming here, there
was an organization called the
National Alliance for the Mentally
Ill of Pensacola.
My husband and I made
many friends there and were able
to go with our son to many sup-
portgroups and education classes
for sharing of our problems. This
allowed us to get away from the
stigma that surrounds the prob-
lem of mental illness because we
were all alike in our problems.
Dear Anonymous: /
: As a matter of fact, there is a
group forming right now. in the
Port St. Joe area for families and
mental health consumers to meet.
It is the National Alliance for the
"Help Me Help Them"
Teiich m, Ld raclh da i prayl
Ie, help nI, 1mone who hI,. I; th, e wayi,
To hilp i who hai nevr jon ud
the happiness of solid ground.
Give me the words they need to hear
as I speak to each and every ear.
Soften each heart, prepare the way
for me to lead someone to Christ today.
The straight and 'iirroa' ;,,'4i
that leads us all to God,
Is the hardest path of all,
Mentally III of Port St. Joe. There
will be support groups and educa-
tion groups for families and men-
tal health consumers. There are
currently seven members and as
soon as a meeting place eai be
,arrpged. furtherr information will
be released to the public. This
type'of support group may' be just
the help you are looking for.
In addition. remember that
,the Gulf County Guidance Clinic
has psychiatrists. counselors,
case managers and a nurse to
provide treatment services. We
offer individual, family and group
therapy services as well as med-
ication: management. Emergency
services are available 24 hours
each day. Call us if we can help.
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
Ih il man ha. tier ro
The a ii .yi'4ail rh.ie ,-
it :i more tlOiiin oni' ci tand,
But think of:the reward,
when you tell others salvation's plan.
Wake up you people of this world,
the Lord is gently knocking.
Do not sleep, the fight is on, '
God's word omnic n amr iie bl..i' in;
The night is nearly over ih d ay i aiilm't here.
Be wide awake and waiting for our Lord to appear.
Come Find Out What All the Ekcitement Is at 2247 Hvwy. 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 7p.m. CDT
[First United Metiodist 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
S Monday Night Bible Study ..... .............5:30 p.m. CT
CHRISTIANITY ON THE MOVE
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Dr'. JohnAnderson, Musi: Director
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424 Office Phone: 648-8820
Gospel Meeting At Church of Christ
'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
noise to the Lord.
"0 taste and see that the Lord
is good: blessed is the man that
trusteth in him."-Psalm 34:8.
Come and experience God and
His goodness as the gospel goes
forth in song. Anyone wishing to
participate by singing a special
song should contact Earl Peak at
229-6547. They hope to see you
\\\ //I The friendly place to worship!
First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
'Worlship 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!
NURSERY PROVIDED FOR ALL SERVICES
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
Come and Be Blessed!
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School ..................................................... 10 a.m .
M morning Service .:....... ....................................... 111 a.m .
Tuesday Bible Study ...... ....................................... 7 p.m .
Thursday Praise & Worship .....................................7 p.m.
'BECAUSE WE CAN DO YOU GOOD!"
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor c12/11
A t FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
S SUNDAY WORSHIP..................1.......10 a.m.
S .' S ,, 'ADULT SCHOOL ........................... a.m.
S*SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children Nursery Available',
Pastor,- Rev. J. Reid Cameron
Sirst aptist Churc
L 1J .02 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE, ,
L "" Dennis Pledger ~ Buddy Coswell
SInterim Pastor Minister of Musick &Ybuth
Worship Service ................... 8:30 am
SSunday School. ................ ... .9:45 am
Worship Service ................ .11:00 am
Disciple Training .. . . . 6:00 pm
Evening Worship .. .. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ........ 7:00 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" f
Come and worship with us at:
FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th STREET PORT ST. JOE 229-6707
S SundaySchool..........................10:00 A.M.
Morning Service ..........................11:00 A.M.
Evening Service........................ 6:00 P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting........7:00 P.M.
Bill'Taylor, Pastor Roger Lopks, Assistant Pastor
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL: IFCA
Constitution and Monument
Catch duel s P1TortS t. Joe
THE UN tEDMETHODIST 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 C: hoir Director, Robert E. Downs, Jr.
"How Can I
2 Cor. 1:3-6
Visit Us! Upstairs First Union Bank Building
$Sunday Worship 10 A.M and 5 P.M.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583 Church: 227-1180
Everyone is invited to attend
the gospel meetings which will be
held at the Church of Christ of
Wewahitchka during the first
week in March.
The sessions will feature Ru-
Revival At Glad
The Glad Tidings Assembly of
God Church will hosting a revival,
beginning on Sunday, March 1,
and continuing through Friday,
March 6. The first service will
take place on Sunday at 10:30
a.m. and another revival session
will begin at 6:00 p.m.
Throughout the week of
March 2 to March 6, the services
will begin at 7:00 p.m. each eve-
ning. Rev. Larry Willoughby will
be the guest speaker for the
event. Everyone Is invited to come
and share in the blessings of
PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1998
Public Service Commission Warns Consumers To Watch Telephone Bills For
The Florida Public Service
Commission (PSC) has issued a
warning about an emerging tele-.
phone service scam known as
cramming"-when charges for
telephone services are added or
"crammed" onto phone bills with-
out the subscriber's knowledge or
"We .must be on the lookout
for and take action against cram-
ming," said PSC Chairperson Ju-
lia L Johnson. "We have heard
from consumers about all kinds
of phone charges mysteriously
popping up on their bills."
Similar to slamming (when a
company changes a consumer's
telephone company without per-
mission), cramming occurs when
consumers are charged for op-
tional phone services without
prior agreement. These services,
like voice mail, pagers, personal
800 numbers, information, and
entertainment calls, are offered
by unregulated third-party pro-
viders and are, frequently billed
through local phone companies.
The PSC has recently pro-
posed the nation's strictest rule
amendments designed to reduce
slamming, and a formal hearing
was scheduled for February 6.
The commission was also to
consider rule amendments which
will provide additional safeguards
to subscribers by making availa-
ble a. "billing block" option to pre-
vent unauthorized cramming
charges on their local phone bills.
Parties to the proceeding may
, present evidence either support-
ing or opposing the amendments.
Dental Health Poster Contest
Almost 40,000 Florida school
children participated In the Flori-
da Dental Association's Ninth An-
nual Children's Dental Health
Poster Contest. Elementar'y
school students from across the
state created .posters with the
theme "Healthy Smiles Are Out Of
This World!" Posters featured ali-
ens, astronauts, spaceships and
The poster contest Is support-
ed by the FDA and its non-profit,
charitable organization, the Flori-
da Dental Health Foundation. All
Florida children in grades kinder-
garten through five are encour-.
aged to participate. The contest
celebrates "National Child-ren's
Dental Health Month", which is
held each February.
All students who enter the,
contest receive recognition. Each
grade level winner receives a cer-
tificate. Six state winners receive
$250 in U.S. savings bonds, a rib-
bon, and a plaque. Each winner's
school receives $125 and a
plaque. Honorable mentions re-
ceive a certificate.
The annual observance of
children's dental health began as
a one day event in Cleveland on
February 3. 1941. and that week
was designated as "Children's
Dental Health Week" in Akron,
The American Dental Associa-
tion held the first national obser-
vance of "Childrei's. Dental
Health Day" on February 8, 1949.
This single-day observance be-
came a week long event in 1955
and was extended to a month in
the FDA is a statewide pro-
fessional organization that strives
to improve public health and pro-
mIte the art and science of den-
tistry. With a membership of
about 6.300 licensed dentists, the
FDA represents almost 78 per-
cent of all licensed dentists in.
The PSC is concerned about
the appearance of incorrect, in-
valid, or potentially fraudulent
charges on consumers' phone
bills. Consumers who wish to reg-
ister complaints about cramming
should call the PSC's Division of
Consumer Affairs at 1-800-342-
Here are some quick tips con-
sumers should use to avoid being
y *Carefully read the fine print
before filling out a contest form or
coupon offer. You may be agree-
ing to new or additional phone
*Carefully review your phone
'l:billeach month. Look for compa-
Sny names you do not recognize,
charges for calls you did not
make and charges for services
you did not authorize.
*Educate your children and
other individuals who make
phone calls from your telephone
about the charges for calls placed
to information and entertainment,
services that often do. not use...
If you have been. crammed.
you should report the problem to
the service provider at the num-
ber listed on your bill, or to your
local phone company. If you are
not satisfied with the company's
response and wish to file a com-
plaint, or if you have a question
or problem concerning cramming,
contact the PSC.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY,
I FILE NO: 98-10
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MERLEDEAM RUTH PERRY. :
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The adrrnii.u-auon of the eiaite of
MERLEDEAN RUTH PERRY. decea.ed. 'File
Number 98- 1)-CF. IS pending In the Circuit Court
for Gullf Cournt. Flonda. Probate Dinsion. the
address of which i. Gull" Counrvt Courthou-e. 1000
Fiith Street.Port St.Ie Flonrida 32456 The name,
and adaresse, of the personal reprecentauMe and
the personal repre.entatle'a aitornen a -e ett forth
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
All persons on whom this nouce is served
who hate obiecuons that challenge the validtry of
mne ,ml. the qualificauans of ine per.-nal repre-
sern ae. venue, or jun-dlicuon of thi. Court are
required in ile t-,eir obiecuon.n. it&th ti- Court
HTI-HIN THE LATER OF THREE I31 MONTilS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THiS NOTICE OR THIRTY I301 ODVS ALTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF IrHis
NOinCE ON THEM
All credieurs of the decedent amid other per-
ons haing clawn- or demands gains decedents
etale on whom a cop ofi thia nouce is served witLh-
in thiee 131 mrc.-nth- after the date of the firiL public.
cauon of1 Lhi, nouce muit filde their clahi-s with this
C,)n W WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE 131 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY 130] DAiS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM
All other creditor, of the decedent and per-
sons hs.'ing claims or demand against the dece.
dent esole must file their claims wiLh thi Counr
WiTTHIN THREE 131 MOiNTrHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLiCATION OF THIS NOTiCE
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
The dlte of first publicauon of thi. Nonce is Feb
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post OfficeBox 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070
430 South Pearl Street
Covington. OH 45318
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'2tc, February 19 and 26, 1998. .
STATE OF FLORIDA "
DEPARTMENT OF ;
NOTICE O PERMIT ISSUANCE
;Thie Department of Environmental Protection gives
'notice of Its. permit issuance (File No. DF23-
,1336341) to Gulf County Board of County
'Commissioners. 1000 Fifth Street. Port St. Joe.
Florida 32456 to construct a 5' X 215.5' marginal
dock as part of the White City Park Improvement
The project site 's located within the White City
Park, Gulf County; Florida, Section 14. Township 7
South, Range 10 West.
A person whose substantial interests are affected
by the Department's proposed decisions In this
permit may petition for an administrative proeed- .
Ing (hearing) in accordance with Section 1.20:57.
F.S. Petitions filed by the permit applicant and the
parties listed below must be filed within 14 days of
receipt of this intent. Petitions filed by other per-
sons must be filed within 14 days of publication of
the public notice :.r withi 14 days, of their receipt
ofi tLhi intent.i hithe'er occurs first. Third party
petitioners shall mall a copy of the petition to the
applicant at the address indicated above at the
t ine ff [diinr, Failure ltoi le a peruurn 'lhin. tlhi
urne perinc-d shall conaurute a waner ol" an' nahi
such person, ma', haie i,, request and adrininitr.
. e determinaui'n lheanriJ under SecUc.n 120 57
SFS The peuuon mu-i be fli-d Irecenedl in
Deparri-ent o1f Ernironmental Protecuon
OfTice- of" General Counsel MI'. 35
3900 Cornmrr.naeall, iBoule.,ar.l
Tillah.s.e,- FL 32.39-.3000
the peuuhrT mu-t 1tCUIrt mi i 'rmnrauun set .:.rtnh
la The name. address. and telephone number
of each peuuoner the applicarts name -
and address the Dep-ir-nenr Permir File
Number and tihe county in which the pcr-.
ject is proposed.
(b I A stLatemeri of ho-.A 5.i]d hen e3cir peu '.
u.-:ner ree .ed r nu,:e .-:1' the Deparicr,ni -
acuon or prop.,)ed acuon
SIt) A siaiementi ,f hv. each peuuner- sub
stanual Irintere-ts re elected b% the
Dep.a-unenit acuon or proposed. action
Id I A sLteiment of matiendi liats disputed
Feuuoner, II rany
Ie 1 A sLaonmenti of l', ahiern peuulrer con
lend? 3nbri i-ee;j or modii icuon ca
the Deparutrenti action or pr.:.p.-.
II'l A t.eai'mntL ol n-hich rule; or statiu-
peuurio-'r connend- require reer al vi
modilicauon ol the Department 3 L.:,Un c.r
proposed acuon. arnd
(I A statement of he relei sought by peu.
unrer italIng p ,e.-iely the atuion peuu.-: n
er Aailr ithe Depa-unent to itake i-iJh
respect i the Deparunent s cu.n ur pro.
i*' a peution is filed. the administrative he'aann
. process will contutiue a renewed deiermirau..rn i o
S' the Deparunent ecisio, n on the appleau,,n
Accordingl, the Deparutnentsf linil acu.or m.> be
dillerent from the p.o:luc,.n liken bit ,in this
intent Per:,on whose- sub:tinul initeresiswill be
aliectid b' anvy dei:iion ,I trie Deparu-nent 'ith
read al the applicautn ha. the ug'ht 1ch peuu.:.n
it, become a fmr, It:, the proceeding The petition
must conform to the requirements specified above
and be filed (received) within 14 days of receipt of
this Intent. In the Office of General Counsel at the
above address. Failure to petition within the
allowed time frame constitutes a waiver of any right
such person has to request a hearing under
Section 120.57. F.S.. and to participate a party
to this proceeding. An iuba e,-qunt in-r.enu:,.n
,aill .:.n1 be at the appr, A- o tl trhe ipre i ,lii _ng.,li er
up.ri mrouc.n filed pursuant to Rules 28-5.207 and
60CQ-20i0. FAC. ,
Itc. February 26, 1998.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: The Marriage of
AUDRY MARIE WHITE,
vs. CASE NO 98-39
WILLIAM ANDREW WHITE,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: William Andrew White
Highland View. Florida
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a petition for
dissolution of marriage has been filed against you.
and that you are required to serve a copy of your
response or pleading to the petition upon
Petitioner's attorney, Timothy J. McFarland. P. 0.
Box 202, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. and file the
original response or pleading in the office of Clerk
of the Circuit Court. 1000 Fifth Street. Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. or before the 30 day of March 1998.
,If you fal to do so. a default Judgment will be taken
against you for the relief demanded in the Petition.
DATED AT PORT ST. JOE. GULF COUNTY. FLORI-
DA, this 24 Feb.., 1998.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Tonya Knox
4tc. February 26 and March 5. 12 and 19. 1998.
Fantasy Properties, Inc.
1200 U. S. HWy. 98 2221 CR C-30
Mexico Beach FL 32410 Simmons Bayou on St. Joe Bay REAI.TOFF
850.648.5146 or 1.800.458.7478
8417 Tradewinds Dr., Gulfaire Subd., This 3
story home has all the angles for the contem-
porary lover-including an 80x180 gulf view
lot assures nightly sunsets. Approx. 2600 sq.
ft. living space includes 4 bedrooms, 3 baths,
2 fireplaces, family room, open kitchen.with
bar and dining area, living room. All win-,
dows secure with storm shutters. One-car
garage +work room, decks, landscaped yard
with sprinkler system. Homeowners Asso-
ciation provides pool and tennis courts. Your
perfect family home priced at $288,000.00.
OVERSTREET, 1426 Pleasant Rest Rd. 2 bd.,
2 ba., split plan mobile home on cleared
approx. I1. 2 acre lot,paved road, all utilities.
well, septic, satellite dish, 4' deep g 24' round
above ground pool. Perfect for 'your country
living, yet within 10 minutes to two towns.
Priced to sell at $27,500.
OVERSTREET, 257 Mockingbird Circle. 1/2
acre + living area 2500 sq. ft. 2 bd. 2 2/5 baths
AND attached mother-in-law apt. OR 3 b.
Cathedral ceiling in great rm. and kitchen.
Masonry fp in great rm. Birch cabinets and
ceramic tile tops in kit. Also,- ceramic tile
showers, 9 ceiling fans and Lto 20" whole
house fans. Inside util. rm. Deep well with
Sears water softener. Sprinkler system. Heat
pump with 10 KW back-up heat. Beautiful
glassed long Fla. rm. facing canal. Lawn
ex\ends 125' to water's edge. 200' sq. ft.
screened BBQ with built-in masonry, .grill,
smoker & country kitchen (sinl, hot plate &
refrig); FISHERMEN NOTE located 3 miles
from head of East Bay 14 miles to St.
Andrews Bay 1/4 mile to Wetappo Creek,
1/4 mile to public boat ramp. BUILT-INS.
Entertainment center.. APPLIANCES: elec.
range, dish washer and disposal, $125,000.
7991 Hiwy. 98 Windrush St. Joe Beach. BEACH-
FRONT HOME. 4 bd., 3 ba..single family dwelling
w/approx. 1,950 sf living space is just 3 yrs. old, mas-.
ter bath room has jacuzzi & walk-in shower, kitchen is
all electric. Designed %ith living spaces facing the
Gulf thi bohomehass running deck, outdoor h c show.
er dune walk er 2 car pa.ed parking under unit and
outdoor brick grill Handicapped accessible w. eleia-
tor. Excellent rental unit. $415,000.
Mexico Beach 112-C S. 32nd St. Vry nice 2 bd., 2
ba condo, Pelican Roost C in beachfront building.:
Ground unit. Excellent condition Washer dryer,
dishwasher, microwave, stove, refrig., ceiling fans.
all furnishings. $103,900.
Cape San Bias Cape Sands Landing. Nicely dec-
oratel M p.i-ir2 bd*.
and -- ti all, -VlM T t upstairs.
Nice screened-in porch, step- to the gulf Fully fur-
7799 Hwy 98, St. Joe Beach Far N Awvay Beautifully,
;decorated 3 Br 2 Ba half of duplex, completely remod-
eled. 1 Br 1 Ba downstairs, 2 Br 1 Ba upstairs.
Wa-her 'dro er, CH/A. Excellent rental. $199,000
378 Gulf Pines Dr.,.- Gulf Pines Subd., One of the
finest Gulf front homes in the area. Gorgeous 5 bed-
room, two bath, with many amenitin, including ele-
vator, elec. storni shutters, irrigation system, custom
counter tops, 12' ceilings, glass block in master bath,,
extensive decking, boardwalk to the'beach, fireplace.
The nicely landscaped home has ia wrap around
porch, sundeck with sunbrella, and a screened porch.
Comes with refrigerator, stove, disliwasher, satellite
dish and window treatments. located .o almost I
acre. $489,900. '""
ACROSS HIGHWAY FROtM BEACH
201 Nan Nook, Mexico Beach. $105,000. ONE OF A
.KIND. 2 bd., 1 ba. upstairs, 1 bd., 1 ba. mother-in-law
apt. d c Ai ed in
above s r las fire-
place. Central heat and air. Ceiling fans throughout.
Garage. Large screen porch on downstairs apt. Deck
off of upstairs apt. Very nice neighborhood.
801 Maryland Dr. Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. 14x70' mobile
home. Cen. heat/air, large deck, $49,000.
Seashores Subd., Like New 101 Nautilus. Corner
lot in restricted subdivision, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
with washer/dryer off master suite and kitchen.
Wired for surround sound, ideal for year round liv-
ing or summer home. 2 car garage, 1 block to the
850.227.2511 or 888.458.7470
Gulfaire Dr. Triplex. Two 3 Br 2 Ba units and one 1
Br I Ba unit. Very nice. Good investment. To be sold
together. Total price $175,000
Gulf Aire Subd., 102 Sea Pines Dr. Want room? Large
'2200t- sf. frame, 2-story home on comer lot. 2 bd., 1
ba., recreational room downstairs, 2 bd., I ba, living
room, dining room, fireplace, and kitchen upstairs.
Remodeled in 1995. Very comfortable. MLiSTSEE!
121 Hwy. 386. lust a short %\alk to the beach! 2 levels,
3 bd., 3 ba., cedar home on stilts. Ground level has 1
bd., I ba., and kitchenette (mother-in-law quarters)
with gutei t it large
shop a lI hrIlas P, a lal I'U1 i, itichen,
dining & I ing room area ith beautiful corner stone
,.ood burning fireplace. Approx 1,950 sq ft. of h.-ing
space, lot size 100'\75'.1 Full decks w,'south deck
screened in and tile flooring, cen. h/a, plenty of stor-
age and priced to sell!! $139,900.
MEXICO BEACH 111 S. 37th St., Unit 4 Pier P'ointe
Toswnh u ,i 2n7 km M ull 'rshed.
Nice g. Yr % I Large
back deck.cellcnt condition. features include an all
electric kitchen, sunken living room, garden tub.
Excellent rental. $110,000.
MEXICO BEACH BEACHSIDE 116 41st St. Verv
nice 3 bd., 2 ba. individual .. c .... i d X)txw It.
home features an all electric kitchen, Ig. 12\21' glassed
in porch, sliding doors from porch to bedroom, ceiling
fans, carpeted, extensive remodeling. hot'cold out-
side shower, patio, I1 storage shed, 10\16'. Good view
of the gulf,,$159,900.
PORT ST. JOE
1801 Garrison Ave. Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. concrete
block home with aluminum siding approx. 2500 SF. A
new addition of master BR w.'sitting room & ba. 1.5
\'rs. old, sun porch, screen porch, den, vinyl, carpet,
ch.a, stove, refng, dishwasher, gas hot water heater.
Sprinkler system, timer, separate well. Lot 75'x150'.
Must see to appreciate. $92,000.
208 Gautier Memorial, Port St. Joe. Contemporary
3500 sq. it. Florida home w, bahama shutters. 4 bd 2.5,
ba., great room, gourmet kitchen, breakfast area & wet
bar all open to form great entertainment area. Unique
kit. layout w/2 double sinks, 2 dishwashers, 2 trash
compactors, 40' counter & bar space. Viking appli-
ances include built-in gas convection oven, warmer,
48" island cooktop w,'24" grill, sub-zero refrigerator &
Amanda commercial built-in microwave. Corian
counterlops throughout. Wet bar w/sink & ice
machine. Butler's pantry' w/built-in buffet & full-out
cabinets. Rear carpeted screen porch features custom-
built outside kit. w/12' stainless steel top w/sink,
warmer, 2-60,000 btu burners & 32" grill arid 2 48"
Viking hoods. Children's living area has 3 bd., conti-,
nental bath w:.' whirlpool, living area & built-in com-
puter study area. Huge master bath & dressing area
as 14' hus her vanity, 7' Jacuzzi, separate 5'x5' tile 2-
person shower, his/her large walk-in closets. Many
other, features included with this beautiful home.
Contact Joan for detailed list. $365,000.
804 Garrison Ave. 3 bedroom, 1 bath Spanish style
stucco 1204 sq. ft.,,open courtyard entry, Ig. irigiound.'
pool, fenced, city water & sewer, well for irrigation,
gas heat, window air, Lot 75xl50', $69,500.
'137 Cape Plantation Dr. Beautiful 3 BR 2 BA stilt home
in restricted subdivision. Great room with fireplace
opens onto larger 12'x28' screen porch overlooking
16th green of St. Joseph's. Bay Country Club.
Underneath parking and storage., ch/a, Jennaire stove,
refrig., microwave, dishwasher, disposal. Well kept.
CAPE SAN BLAS
Clipper Way Unique find, 3 or 4 bd., 3 ba., 2400 sq..
ft. 2 years old, sits on 1/2 acre lot. Fireplace, transfer-
able warranty on 50 yr. siding, beautiful gulf and bay
view from deck. Must see. $185000.
S .. -.ST. JOE BEACH
SEASHORES 8102 Alabama Ave. nice 3 bedroom, 2
bath home in an exclusive subdivision. Fully land-
scaped including irrigation system and well. Two car
garage. Many extras including tiled showers, garden
tub, fireplace, cathedral ceiling', white lacquered cabi-
nets, architectural shingles. A must see. $118,000.
356 Balboa St. Neat l jo 0 Is bath mobile home
with new ch/a, car ink fence on 90'x150'
254 Coronado St. Really nice well maintained 3 bd 1
1/2 ba. 12x60' mobile home, furnished with dish-
washer, ref., gas stove, ch/a, microwave. Kitchen and
bath redone. AlTo enclosed front porch and a back
deck, 2 sheds, sprinkler and well. Property 135'x150'
under chain link fence. $76;9990 Reduced to $65,000 or
mobile home on 75'x150' lot, $45,000. GREAT BUY!
John M. Delorme, Realtor
Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor
Joy Holder- 648-8493
Patricia Raap 648-5965.
Moira Ritch 648-4217
Donna Selfert 648-5919
Joan Smlthwick 647-4150
Bobbi Seward 227-3622
Ton Graney 647-3736
Port-SL Joe Approx. 2 acres commercial. industrial -
lots of possibilities $99.000
Motel -4103 Hiwy. 98- Mlexico Beach. Located on four :
lots, gunite swimming pool. boat parking, good
investment potential. $550,000 .
'Mexico Beach Marina located on Mexico Beach
Canal 4 lots, bait and tackle shop, gasoline pumps,
boat docks, 3,000 + sq. ft bldg. 6$90,000.
MEXICO BEACH VIDEO, 2704 Hwy. 98, Business
Only. All racks and fixtures, computer.cash register,
cop\ machine, Ig. movie inventorY, 2 yr. building lease
178 S. Canal St. canalfront. 3 bd., 2 ba. approx.
S1650Q sf ch a, well, septic. 2 car garage, full fr-nt &
back decks, back deck include 20x9.7 screened in
area, downstair's officee, -in* pi ry refrig.,
satellite dish w/set-up equipment, 1,264 acres,
100' on Intracoastal Waterway wdock. $140,000.
CAPE SAN BLAS/'INDIAN PASS
San Bias Plantation S/D. BEACHSIDE AND OWN-
ER FINANCING! Lots 14, 19, 21 $34,500. Lots 23, 25,
28, 30 $29.500. Lots 36, 38, 40 $15,500.
_.-,,oS Beautiful Gulf front lot one of'a
kind. Over 2 acres, both side of county road C-30B.
One hundred feet on the gulf. 1.59= acres in south side
of road. Nice trees, vegetation, terrific beach. $lO8,000
,Gulf Side White Sands Dr. Two 25'x100' lots -
cleared, $25,000 for both
MEXICO BEACH Houses Only
424 New Mexico. 224'x158'x189'; lot 25, BIk B, Unit 14
triangular wooded lot. $12,500. Single family home
.410, 412,,414 Colorado Dr. 100'x158.3,3' each Lot 12,,
14, 16, Block B, Unit 14. $28,900 each. Owner financ-
ing, with 20% down, 10o. 10 years.'
420 Colorado Dr. '- 100'x158.33' Lot 22, Blk B, Unit
14. $30,900, Owner financing, with 20% down, 10% 10
413, 415 Fifth St. 100'x158.33' Lot 13, 15, Blk A, Unit
14. $31,900 each. Owner financing, with 200% down,
10% 10 years.
304 & f Two
nice re l 7. IE. oeach;.
Grand Isle Nan Nook and Kim Kove Lot 19, Blk D
Wysong S/D Comer of Robin Lane & 15th St. Lbt
1, Blk 3 149' X 70' X 127' X 100'. $14,000 MAKE OFFER
Triton St. Lots 5 & 6, BIk 3, Unit 1 irregular. $32,000
Homes Only Subdivision swimming pool and ten-
Christen's Curve. Nice cleared lot, triangular shape,-
near pool and tennis court. Phase IV, Lot 8, $27,900.
Gulfaire Dr., cleared lot, Block C, Lot 32, 80'x125'.
Gulfaire Dr., Very nice cleared lot, Block C, Lot 33,
90x125'. $19,000 or $36,000 for both Lot 32 & 33.
SEASHORES SUBDIVISION -
Lot, Nautilus Dr., Seashores Lot 3, Blk A, 85x150,
Nautilus Dr. Lots 4,5,6,7, & 8, Block A. $22,000 each.
ST. JOE BEACH
Mobile Homes or Houses
Pineda St. 50' X 125' each -3 lots in first block across
from beach. $25,000 each
FIVE ACRES on the Intracoastal Waterway, approxi-
mately 500' water frontage. Lot size approximately
Wetappo Creek and Highway 386 15.5 acres Great
WETAPPO CREEK ESTATES. Wetappo Dr. Lot 2, Blk.
C. Has septic tank, houses only, 110' x 200', $9,000.
Highway 71 Gulf County Farms 4 acres. $15,700
Riverside Park Land Dr. Lots 9 & 10. One block to
boat basin. $8,000 each. Both lots available for less
NOTICE OF IMPOUNDED ANIMALS
FEBRUARY 23, 1998
TO RECLAIM ANL1.MAIS CONTACT THE PORT ST.
JOE POLICE DEPARTMENT 'FROM 8:00 A.M.1. TO
4. 00 P.l., 11ONDA Y THROUGH FRIDA Y.
DESCRIPTION SEX PICK-UP LOCATION
1 Multi-Color Cat Female 02/17/98 Marvin Avenue
1 Brown/Black Puppy Female 02/17/98 Long Avenue
i.: FeOruay 26 1998
I PUBLIC NOTICES .1
The Stnr Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Feb. 26. 1998 Page 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
10% Buyer's Premium, AB 1239, AU 1737.
'93 Toyota Corolla high mileage but a
very good car. Call 229-8688. -
1974 Cadillac Fleetwood limo, nice!
647-3653. Itc 2/26
'74 Winn. Indian, 24 ft. motor home,
$2,500 obo. 648-5229. ltc 2/26
'89 Plymouth Sundance. 2 dr., automat-
ic, blue. looks sharp, runs good,
$3,300. 647-5722. itc 2/26
'86 S-10 automatic 2wd, am/fin stereo
cassette, new rimes & tires, $3,500.
227-1568 after 5.' 4tc 2/26
1978 'Chevy van, excel. work van,
$1,000 obo. 648-5229. ltc 2/26
1984 Mitsu. pick-up, $1,200: Call 648-
5067. ltp 2/26
1987 Chev. Celebrity, $1,200 obo. Call
648-5229. ltc 2/26 ,
1995 Isuzu pickup, great buy, one
owner, air cond., cassette, bedliner &
cap. 33,000 miles. Call 229-9215.
1998 Ford Windstar GL van, white/grey
interior, cloth seats, seats 7, rear air;
overhead console. $20,500. 648-5435.
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
'81 D-50 Dodge pickup, 90,000 .miles,
good condition. $1,250. 227-7415. ltp
'93 Honda 250 Nighthawk motorcycle,
low miles, $1,950. Call 227-1639 or
227-1109. ask for Charlie or Linda.
Two bedroom, 2 1/2 bath townhome,
unfurnished, waterfront with pool. Rent
$625/monith. Call Rosasco Realty, 227-
1774. 4tc 2/12
3 bedroom, 2 ba. apartment, $400
month plus deposit. 227-7424. Itp
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
Mexico Beach furnished beach side
home. Very nice, 2 bdrm. First and last
inonth's rent. Must see -to appreciate.
648-8005. tfc 3/5
Two bedroom, 1 bath mobile home, St.
Joe Beach, $300 per'month. 047-8071.
For Rent: 2 bedroom trailer and trailer
lot in Highland View. 227-1260. tfc 3/5
Commercial property. at GulfFoods in.
Mexico Beach, 20'x40' space. Ask for
Ron, 648-5129. tfc 3/5
Two bedroom, central h/a, mobile home
in Wewa. 639-5552, evenings,. 648-
5,344. tfc 2/19
Two bedroom, 1 ba. trailer on Pireda St.
Must see to appreciate. No pets. Call
Dead Lakes, RV and mobile home lots,
$80 month, includes w&s. 639-5721.
Pine Ridge Apts., Port St. Joe,' 227-
7451,.Spacious 2 bdrm.. apartments
available. Handicap apts. available also.
Rent starts at $265 per month, water,
sewer, garbage, wall to wall carpet, mini
blinds included, 1, 2 or 3 bedroom.
Equal Housing Opportunity. Handicap
Wheelchair access. Voice TTY 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 TTY
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. ie 9/25
40 hp Johnson outboard, boat. trailer &
winch. $2,000. Kar Kaddy car dolly,
$600. 647-5067. l tp 2/26
12' boat, trailer and 10 hp motor, S400
firm. 648-4338. 1I tp
454 Mercruiser marine engine, com-
plete, runs good. Call 648-3088.
16 ft. aluminum boat and trailer. 648-
CARETAKER now maintaining home
and grounds in S.C. Would like similar
arrangement in Panhandle. WWII vet.
good health. Call 803-662-6814 leave
For Sale/Rent: Bayfront house at Cape
San Bias, 3 bdrm., 2 ba., Ig. covered
decks, appliances. Call Phil at 227-
2112 or 229-8409. tfc 2/26
9 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 104 Helmet-St.,
Beacon Hill. Call Bill Carr, 229-6961.
Two bedroom, partially furnished, cable
& water furnished with upstairs, $500
month. 1 year lease, 1004 Hwy. 98.
648-4384 or 648-5134. tfc 2/19
Safe 'N Dry Storage
302-B Reid Ave., PSI FL
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
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. .... fc 3/5
For Rent: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, pool,
garage, 124 Selma, St. Joe Beach, $750
month..i First and last plus cleaning
deposit. 647-3461 or 1-612-416-371 1.
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Affordable
housing for the elderly and the hand-
Cei. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., stove & refrig., fur-
nished, fully carpeted. I bdrm., apts. on
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more information.'
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
1,200 sq. ft. office' space, located on
Hwy. C-30, $750 month. Includes utili-
ties. Call 227-1774. tfc 3/5
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
laundry rm. '
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up..
*New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2 ba.,
inside laundry rm, ch&a, dishwasher
& stove, fully carpeted. No pets.
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat & air,
*One bedroom apartment, washer
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
One and two bedroom apartments. 2
blocks from beach. Beacon Hill, reason-
able. Call 912-246-1250. tfc 3/5
Found in the vicinity of Rich's IGA,
black female, mixed heritage puppy.'
Call 229-8628 to claim.
Garage Sale: 61 1st St., Mex. Beach,
Fri. & Sat., 8 ? CST. Tools, pipe die set
(new), dial indicators, etc. Men's &
women's clothing. Cockatiel bird
w/cage & stand, much misc. items.
Moving Sale: Tools, household items,
freezer, T.V., sea shells and stuff. 254
Coronado St., St. Joe Beach. ltp
Two families: 247 Columbus St., St. Joe
Beach. 647-5239. Pictures, hot air
cooker, Scout scooter, chairs, coffee
table, material goods, dishes, etc.
Friday Saturday, 8 till ? Itc 2/26
Yard Sale: corner of Woodward & 3rd
St., Sat & Sun.. 8-? Satellite system,
some furniture & misc. items. Itp
Huge Two Family Yard,,Sale! Sat., Feb.
28th, 2005 Cypress Ave. i Port St. Joe.
.8:00 a.m. ? Low prices on great stuff
Men's, ,women's, baby, children's and
maternity clothes. Furniture, appli-
ances, and lots more. Not to be missed.
(No early birds please). Itp
ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS. Gulf Coa-.t
Community College invites applications
for the following Adjunct Instructor,
Art: Part-time, as-needed basis.
' Master's Degree In Art required. Should,
be capable of teaching Understanding
Art/Art Appreciation. Studio art and
photograph instructors also needed.;
Instructors needed for main campus of
GCCC, Tyndall AFB, and Gulf/Franklin
Center. Contact Rosemarie O'Bourke at
Music: Part-time, as-needed basis.
Master's Degree in Music required.
Should be capable of teaching
Appreciation. Private Instrumental
music teachers also needed. Instructors
needed for main campus of GCCC,
Tyndall AFB, and Gulf/Franklin Center.
Contact Rosemarie O'Bourke at (850)
Theatre: Part-time, as-needed basis.
Master's Degree in Theatre required.
Should be capable of teaching
Understanding Theatre/Theatre Appre-
ciation. Instructors, needed for main
campus of GCCC, Tyndall AFB, ,andr
Gulf/Franklin Center. Contact
Rosemarie O'Bourke at (850) 872-3887.,
General Business and Computer
Applications Courses: Part-time, as-
needed basis. Master's Degree with 18
hours in the field. College teaching
experience desired. Instructors needed
for main campus of GCCC, Tyndall
AFB, and Gulf/Franklin Center.
Contact Richard Stewart at (850) 872-
Biology: Part-time, as-needed basis.
Master's Degree with 18 hours in the
field required. Instructors needed for
main campus of GCCC, Tyndall AFB,
and Gulf/Franklin Center. Contact Dr.
Sandra Etherige at (850) 872-3848.
'Mathematics: Part-time, as-needed
basis to instruct advanced mathematics
courses. Master's Degree with 18 hours
* in the field required. Instructors needed
for main campus' of GCCC, Tyndall
AFB, and Gulf/Franklin Center.
Contact Contact Janice McFatter at
Language Arts: Part-time, as-needed
basis to instruct English, Literature,
Speech and Spanish. Master's degree
with 18 hours in the field required.
-'Experience in instruction of exposition
and argumentative composition pre-
ferred for English disciplines.
Instructors needed for Gulf/Franklin
Center, August 1998. Contact Joyce
Buttermore at (850) 873-3515.
GCCC is an Equal Opportunity
Broker seeks person to assist: in all
phases of real estate operation. Salary
plus, commission. Contact 'Sandy at
Hannon Realty. 227-1450. lte
Crystal Clear Car Wash Is seeking help
to run car wash. For more information
call 648-3090. 4tc 2/26
Licensed Florida Real Estate persons.
Apply Rosasco Realty & Mortgage Co.,
227-1774. 4tc 2/19
,PANTHER INDUSTRIES INC. needs
mature person now in the Port St. Joe
area. Regardless of training write or call
'C. Hutchens, Dept. CH-32456. P. 0.
Box 96100, Ft. Worth, TX 76161-0001
or 1-800-433-7664. 2tp 2/19
Insurance Billing Assistant. Medical
billing company seeks sharp person,
experienced in computer billing for
multi locations billing/AR operation.
The person in this position possesses
medical insurance, patient billing;
enrolls patient data; posts serves;
applies E.O.B.'s' reconciles patient
accounts receivable; good computer
skills required; minimum one year
experience in physician/dental/hospi-
tal/patient billing. Will train in billing
software utilized. Good benefits and
competitive pay. Submit resume to:
James A. Cox and Associates, Inc., P. 0.
Box 307, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. No
phone calls please. Itc 2/26
LABORATORY TECHNICIAN. Applied,
Research Associates. Inc. (ARA). an on-
site support contractor for the Air Force,
Research Laboratory at Tyndall AFB,
has an immediate opening for an efvi-'
ronmental laboratory technician.
Position requires AA/AS degree +, 5
years. expenence.or HS diploma + 7
years experience in bench top chemistry
or microbiology, sample/media prepa-
ration, instrumentation, and computer
skills. Duties Include glassware clean-
ing, ordering and supply inventory,
College level courses in chemistry and
math desired. ARA is an EEO/AA
employer offering an excellent benefits
package. Send 'resume to: Applied
Research Associates. Inc., Attn: April
Mundt. P. 0. Box -40128. Tyndall AFB.
FL 32402, or FAX to (850) 286-6979.
management office, requires customer
interface, good telephone skills, com-
puter experience. Full time position
with benefits. For our new St. Joe Bay
office, Fantasy Properties, Inc., call
Cooks needed, train under chef. Apply
in person at Toucan's Restaurant. No
calls please., tfc 3/5
Construction help needed. Must have .
own transportation. Call 648-8914.
Case Manager Position Available. The
Gulf County Senior Citizens are now
accepting applications for a part-time
Case 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. Information 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.
NOW HIRING PART and FULL TIME.
The most FUN you will have making
SERIOUS money. Call for Sales,
Service, fund-raisers '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. tfc 3/5
Experienced nail tech needed. For
very busy salon on St. George Island.
850-927-3500. tfc 3/5,
44"x48". hardwood pallets, all in new
condition. 82.50 each. Call Jake at 648-
8164. 3tp 2/26,
TRADES and SERVICE :& ESK
, Tax 'Returns 'Specialty
Port St. Joe
Cabinets, Custom Mantles,
Free Estimates RF 0066770
"",: r ,,,, 1 '= ":'1
Independent Marketing Pep. #119212
107 Sunset Circle Port St. Joe,
TLC Lawn Service
,-Catering to All Your Lawn
r.l:.'.ira Trinirrlrig Clean Outs,
ril ,anic, j ,nr.z .p .ro,t r. Fertilizing,
LCnr.-- :.3:-Irg ni d .o .lirnor '.r-rinkl r ICepalr.
Rr ,w, aic.Ie 229-6435
L V'/ v Residential
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
* Flea Control Condominiums
S ,,-iu,-r,: .hi .Ii Cr,:,i,:l New Treatment/
* Eil E I I. i '.V CFi ':C .'.i,; Construction Sites
[PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
eA mrt r-m-r
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Odor Control 2
U Pet Stains
-- (850) 227-50
,"ts616ob too big, or too small"
Free Estimates Insured
Jeff Wood 227-1559
S. RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
"Where Quality Is Higher Than Price"
!0- Painting, Interior/Exterior ', Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
S5x10 10x10 10X20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
SASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
r. Water Damage Z
* Free Estimates Z
98 or 229-9663
S, at 7,
Concrete, Sidewalks, Driveways, Block
DAVID WATSON, 827-2485
SAll Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
UiC ER001.3168 -INSURED
S Available at
> :The Athletic
1/2 oHff House,
C., s Lt#wn
FULL LAWN SERVICE
VACUUM YARD MACHINES TRIM-
I will work for you. :
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe and'
Clyde Sanford (850) 648-8492
LICENSED & INSURED
Port St. Joe Call
Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218 : 3/5
Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition, & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
*i^^^Steve'^^s Pa nting Service
Blil^^^^^^^^^~PAINTS7TA B~IN3& PRESSUREWASH ^^^
^B|^^^INTERIOR & EXTERIORd^
*^^^^^ STEVE AID|!HES 9 Ca fll 647-8314l
GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
648-5474 FL License ER 0010992, RA0054218,
LIC. #RF0051042 RG0051008* ER 0011618
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
ree PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
Fsree Is REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
fstiate INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 850/229-6821
7 -St. Joe Glass & Mirror
816-D 4th St. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 227-3885
Mirrors Plex-Glass Furniture Tops Desk Tops
Residential Commercial Industrial Shower Doors
Boat Glass Heavy Equipment Glass
PUMP REPAIR& SALES
LICENSED & INSURED
H & M IRRIGATION
for All Your Watering Needs
S FREE 2
LEY ESTIMATES 2
FOR RENT GARAGE SALES1 HELP WANTED HELP WANTED MISCELLANEOUS
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Page Eight The Star Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Feb. 26. 1998
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Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words, $2.00 for
each additional week, plus 5< for each addi-
tional word per week. Call 227-1278 to place
IL Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.
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$Save Money$. Call Dri-Brite today
Clean your furniture & carpets. Save
en replacements costs. 229-9663 or
227-5098. Itc 2/26
Yard, garden or tree sprayer, 25 gal.
tank on wheels, 12 volt pump, $200;
wooden garage door 7'x16', all hard-
ware, $50. 229-9474. 2tc 2/26
Pecan trees, bare root nursery stock.
Fico .Farms, Hwy. 386 in Wewa. 639-
3467. ltc 2/26
The American Institute for Global
Studies, Inc. is presently interview-
ing qualified Families interested in
hosting an exchange student. If
you would like to have additional
information, call toll free (1) 888
AIGS NOW (244-7669). A non
profit, tax exempt educational
Will care for your loved one in your
home. Certified CNA, CPR certified.
Have references. Call Stephanie Morales
at 648-3915. 3tc2/12
COINS BY THE BAY1
I buy and sell old coins and paper'
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803. .
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Saturday 8:00 p.m. ET
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
AL-ANON Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church, PSJ
House cleaning, have references.
227-2049. .. 2tc 2/19
647-3699 EXPERn "E iiPeAiv fs i
Drop off and pickup center
2704 Hwy. 98
S' 2 26
,Catherine L. Collier
A Independent Sales
A 211 Allen Memorial Way
5 Port St. Joe .
* Residential Custom WooO
* Commercial nousimol
A & R Fence
faea oand tConrete W *
Alen F.elschmanr. FREE F0Imares
EIN 59311 5646 (850) 647-4047
We Do On Location
We Come to You
Custom Black & White
Developing and Printing
J. B. Roney, Photographer
8'x45' storage trailer (mobile home),
$800 obo. 648-5229. Itc 2/26
1991 Wilderness travel trailer, 32 ft.,
excel. cond., must see. Call 647-3653.
Self-propelled pushmower, 1. year old,
excel. cond., $150. ***Golf clubs dri-
ver, 3-wood and 5-wood, power built,
graphite shaft, good condition. Call
Susie after 5:00, at 227-1605. 2tc 2/26
Sears water softener, used less than 6
months, $300. Aerator, ,rids sulphur
odor, $250. Both ,kept protected from
weather. Call 227-7372.; 2tp 2/26
One gas stove, one electric stove, $175
each. 648-5306. tfc 3/5
Kenmore washer and dryer, $50 pair.
227-1192. Itc 2/26
Cathy's Bookkeeping Service, 13 yrs.
experience. General bookkeeping,
services for personal or business
accounts. 639-2833. 4tp 2/26
Brand new KOHLER whirlpool tub, with
all accessories, valued $1,800, for sale
$800 or bet offer. Call 647-5722.
Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday and
Thursday at 7:00.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Surfside
Serenity Group, meets Mon., Wed, Fri.,
at 7:30 p.m. CST ,at 1st United
Methodist Church, 22nd St., Mexico
Beach. Women's open AA meeting, 12
noon CST Thursdays.
1.- '96., 7.
Service When You Need It!
Odell Mize Sharpening Service
Saws, Mower Blades, Tools,
Knives, Scissors, Drill Bils
1017 Woodward Ave., PSJ
850-227-1804 8 2/12
BOB'S PAINT ,&
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
Over 50 colors, to choose from.
Also specializing' in.:
Call Timq, "The
Pece Heating & Cooling
LICENSED INSURED SALES AND SERVICE
A/C Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
State Lic. #RA0066486 229-COOL
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
Oak hutch, $325; paddle boat used 1
time, $275; 1 roll farm fence wire $60;
Ig. capacity refrig, $125. Call 647-3283.
Cypress swings, 4 and 5 foot, $65 each.
647-3283. 2tc 2/19
Computerized treadmill for sale, in good.
condition, Asking $70. Call 647-3350.
Mobile home for sale: 1990 14x70:, ,3
bdrm., 2 ba. $16,000. Set up on rental
lot. Call 648-4125. 2tc 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.
20x20 storage shed; on lot at 221 7th
St., $500. Oak tree to be cut down for
FREE firewood. Call 229-8421.
Seet 'e cz'?d 4 &4
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-
jackinc.com) ,6tc 2/12
Nice 2 bedroom mobile home, fenced
corner lot, low down payment.
Owner/agent, $25,000. 227-1980.
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216 THIRD ST. For Sale or Rent: 3 bedroom house at
227-PAWN, BUY, SELL OR TRADE 528 7th St., Port St. Joe. Call 648-5306.
eat 227-f 271
SCL AYTON CONSTRUCTION
CLAYTON AND BLOCK WORK
CONCRETE,. Sidewalks-Patios-Driveways .
SInc House Foundations
c. CONCRETE PUMPING
16 Apalachee St. Apalachicola GLEN CLAYTON (850) ,653-9243
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Ipcome Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (850) 229-9292 R 0. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-
REPAIR ALL MAJOR BRANDS REASONABLE RATES
EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE & REPAIR 35 YEARS EXP.
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. 8 V.C.R. SALES
Zenith G.E. RCA & Magnavox
Factory Authorized Service
We Service What We Sell
Badcock Home Furnishings Center
310Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
For the fandynman $nd Sportsman
We strive to meet your needs!
Hardware BLP Paints Ammunition
Hunting Supplies Mob6;e Home & Boat Trailer Parts
Live & Frozen Bait.* Tackle .', GiFts and Souvenirs
306 Reid Avenue Roy Todd, Owner
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850) 220-8933
SCircle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
This area's most experienced refinishers.
We do it ALL from furniture to floor.
827-6828 ask for Dusty
Three bedroom, 2 bath house, screened
porch, near schools, cen. h&a, $68,000.
Call after 6:00 p.m. 227-2560. tfc 3/5
3 BR home with pool, comes with FREE
BIG SCREEN T.V.! Sellers, motivated.
Reduced from $79,900 to $64,950. 229-
2580 evenings, 229-9282 days. tfc 3/5
3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath house on 2 lots,
large room, can be used as bedroom,or
den, 1301 Palm Blvd. Asking price
$72,500. Call Andrea at 950-942-1992.
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 3/5
For sale by owner: two story new home,
2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm.. 2 1.2 bath, mas-
ter bdrm., 22'x16' with garden tub,
sunken den w/fireplace and home the-
atre system with surround sound. Front
and rear porch,. 12'x6' until. shed. By
appt. only. 101 Yaupon. 229-6411.
Cape San Bias townhome. Security
gate, ocean view. Tennis, pool, fishing
lakes. Like new, many extras. Must see
to appreciate. 227-3351. tfc 3/5
3 bdrm., 1 ba., completely remodeled
with refrigerator, dishwasher & range,
cen. h/a, 100'x140' lot, 246 Pompano,
Highland View. Call 871-1731 between
9 a.m. 5 p.m. ET. pd thru 7/16
A 4 bedroom, 2 bath aluminum siding
home' with 2 large worksheds on
approximately 2 acres of land in
Wewahltchka. Asking $46,000. Call
639-3338. lltp 1/15
Lease Purchase, 3/2, pool, garage, 1/1
pool house, gulf view. 2% deposit plus
closing costs. Balance at 10%, 46
month balloon, $140,000. 1-612-416-
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. LocaUtion 103 20th St., PSJ
(904) 229-8409. By appointment only.
Lots on Dead Lakes, West Arm Section.
Call 639-5920. tifc 4/2
3 bedroom, I bath brick home on shad-
ed comer lot in Highland View. Cen.
h/a, fireplace, new carpet in living area.
utility room, storage and boat shed,
$42,500. 227-1604. tfc 3/5
TAKE OVER PAYMENTS. 96 16x80
Cavalier Zone 3 mobile home, 3 bd., 2
ba., deck, garden tub & many extras,
acreage available. 227-2521 or 229-
8002. tfc 3/5
A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75'xl50' lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
$55,000. Call 647-3292. tfc 3/5
Perfectly kept 2 bdrm/den or third
bdrm 2 bath home by Gulf of Mexico.
Approx. 1750 sq. ft. Too many ameni-
ties to list. Call for details & appt. by
owner. 229-8674. tfc 2/5
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with septic
tank & well. $2,500 down, $132.16 mno.
Call George, 229-6031. tfc 3/5
Large 3 BR/2 BA home, 2
car garage, landscaping,
sprinklers, hot tub on
screened porch, brick,
1 1/2 lots, on 17th
Fairway, huge kitchen.
Land & Castle Realty
1/2 acre lots on
paved county road,
septic tanks, wells,
natural gas, ready
to move onto.
financing with 10%
down. Call Billy
Feature to run soon.
We need more children for
LEADERS...feature to run
soon in this paper. All parents
that want their children to be
featured should call
229-8997 days, 229-8978
evenings for appointment.
Photos will be taken Wed. March
18 from 3:30 7:30 p.m.
at St. Joe Motel.,
There is NO CHARGE and
all photos will be published.
Everyone is welcome, so
help up make this feature a
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS .
BID NO. 9798-08 '
The Gulf County Board ol County Commissioners
will receive -ealed bids from anj person, company,
or corporauon interested in providing the County
with the following good servicese' -
Collection of delinquent accounts for
Gulf County E.M.S. and Wewahitchka
(For further Informalion you may
contact Shane McGuffln at (850)229-
Delivery date must be specified, liquidated dam-
ages for failure to deliver the unit on the specified
date will be $25.00 per day.
Please indicate on the envelope that this Is a
SEALED BID the BID NUMBER, and what the
bid ,s ior
Bids will be received until 5:00 o'clock, P.M..
Eastern Time, on March 10, 1998. at the Office
of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gulf County
Courthouse. 1000 Fifth Street, Room 148, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456.
The Board reserve, the right to reject any and all
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: Warren J. Yeager, Jr.
2tc, February 26 and March 5, 1998.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
The City of Port St. Joe will receive sealed bids from
any person interested In purchasing the following:
Diesel driven generator (minimum bid
$500) must be removed within 24
.hours of purchase
Generator may be inspected at the 'Public Works
Warehouse. 1002 Tenth Street, Superintendent
Healy 18501 229-8247. Bids will be received March
17. 1998 at 6:00 p.m., ET. Bids should be marked.
"Sealed Bid Generator". The Board reserves the
right to reject any and all bids.
BOARD OF CITY COMMISSIONERS
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk :
Itc. February 26. 1998.
GULFAIRE subdivision. Pretty lot on Periwinkle Drive. Minimal
clearing required. Restricted subdivision with pool and tennis
courts. $26,900. Make offer.'
SIMMONS BAYOU. Beautiful bay view
for future beach house. Lots of foliage
and mature trees @ $700 per front
foot. Very little privately-owned land
left in this areal
COMMERCIAL lots in downtown Port
St. Joe. Two available at $14,000
PORT ST. JOE
TWO ACRES on Borders Road north of Overstreet. Easy access
off Hwy. 386, near Wetappo Creek. $10,000.
FORTY ACRES in Overstreet on S. Long and Hardy Streets. Zoned
residential/low density. One parcel of 20 acres is $37,000; the
other, planted in pine, is $47,000.
INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY. Two lots each over one acre. One
lot with 115' water frontage for $10,000; the other has water
frontage on the canal and a bayou for $20,000.
TR DE a dSE VIE