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PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA 32456 ,*'HU RDAY, MARCH 12, 1998,
'I I' "Add Trophy
..- ~ ... t The Tiger Sharks made it a "three-peat" as they captured the
1 -" .IS i^. ^*-' -- i" State Class 2A Championship this past Saturday in the finals at
: ,, '. ^ ^ ?. .: .c; ,--~ Mthe Lakeland Center. For a team that wasn't supposed to make it
to the finals again this year, the smaller Sharks proved that it
,. :.... |doesn't take size to win a state championship. Rather it takes a lot
'.II.: .. of heart, believing in yourselves, and excellent coaching by Vernon
"' I ? IEppinette and Kenny Parker. Eppinette employs a strategy of play-
.. '- I ing the entire bench, believing that if you practice hard. you desire
S to play, and every Tiger Shark contributes to the success of the
"---- -- I'csteam.
tfjthe Tiger Sharks have learned to adapt their game plans to fit
the task needed. If the opponent is much larger, the Tiger Sharks
I just run them to death, taking advantage of the Tiger Sharks'
.,..quickness and excellent conditioning. This was the fifth consecu-
w ip cha'hpionships to show for their efforts.
I,- -TFoy E. Lay, left, executive secretary emeritus of FHSAA pre-
sents the Class 2A state championship.trophy to Tiger Shark
."' i seniors Jeremy Dixon (behind Tyson), Tyson Plttman, Darius
k d~oesn Chambers, Kyle Adkison and Kelon McNair.
th Tige Sha k s have :e to 'ada -Star Photo by Bird
M ------- --
SC .,. .......
These beachfront homes sustained damage from a water spout which came down in the St. Joe Beach
area Saturday afternoon. Twin funnels came down and completely took the roof-shingles, plywood and
trusses-off this home. The home on the left lost some shingles and siding.
Wind! Rain! Floods!
Twin Funnels Damage Beac
Residents Pack up and Leav
Water, water everywhere .
An almost continuous weekend of torrential
rains, thunderstorms, high winds and even a couple
of waterspouts besieged not only Gulf County but
most of the southeastern United States.
Unfortunately, county emergency personnel are
concerned the worst potential for flood damage lies
ahead for residents and property owners along the
Dead Lakes, the Chipola River, Apalachicola River,
and other related lakes and rivers.
-,.:.-- Sheriff F-rank.McKe-ithen .addressed the board-
i*egarding his department's plan of action during the
flooding situation in the county. "Protecting citizens
and property will be our main concern." commented
According to Gulf County Emergency
Management Director Larry Wells, updated reports
from the National Weather Service which predict
river crests very near what was recorded during the
floods of 1994.
The current forecast Is-the Apalachicola River
will crest at 26.5 to 27 feet at Blountstown
Wednesday. March 11. lit crested at 27.21 feet in
1994.1 The Chipola River will crest at approximately
26.5 to 27.5 feet at Altha on Friday. March 13. lit
crested at 29.6 feet in 1994.]
h Home Saturday;
)e River Front Buildings
Issue State of Emergency & Evacuation Ordered
Wells said the rivers should crest at
Wewahitchka on Thursday and at Howard Creek
sometime Friday. He also briefed Gulf County
Commissioners on the weekend's weather damage
and weather service river projections during two
emergency meetings of the board Monday.
On Wednesday morning in Blountstown, the
water continued to rise steadily at a rate of one Inch
per hour, and was gauged at 25.9 feet.
--lOommissioners responded-by. declaring a local
state of emergency and issuing an evacuation order
for residents in low lying areas along the waterways.
Commission chairman Warren Yeager and Wells
explained the local state of emergency status will
allow the county to request state and even possibly
federal assistance in emergency matters that exceed
the local government's capabilities.
Wells said approximately 50% of Florida's coun-
ties have been under a local state of emergency since
the storms connected ,to "El Niflo" began a few
Wells and county commissioners have been cau-
tioning residents and property owners along the
(See FLOODS on Page 8)
2 ~ -.~i4~j* 2'
The Kentucky Landing Road is already being
crossed by the flooding waters of the Apalachicola
River Tuesday afternoon.
These "riverfront" homes are now "houseboats" as the waters of the Apalachicola continue to rise
early this week. The photograph was taken just after lunch Tuesday, and the river wasn't expected to
crest until Thursday at Wewahitchka.
The waters of the Apalachicola River were
already out of their banks early Tuesday afternoon
at Gaskin Park in Wewahitchka.
Feasibility Firm Says Airport Runway Paving "Not Prudent" Thing to Do
Commission Says It's Tired of Waiting for Final Feasibility Report; Gives Go Ahead to Amended Report Study Tuesday,
County commissioners re-
ceived word from Dames and
Moore Company last week that
:"development of the existing turf
strip (at Costin Airport) would not
Dames and Moore was hired
by the commission to conduct a
feasibility study on the airport
site in conjunction with the board
.applying for $1.3 million in grant
funds through Enterprise Florida
to pave and upgrade the facility.
The county's review commit-
*tee looked over the preliminary
draft copy of the report last week
: and listed several items that they
felt needed to be clarified before a
S -final draft is sent to CFASPP-a
review committee whose input is
instrumental in the airport grant
Dames and Moore based their
assessment on environmental
and other physical constraints,
but did note preliminary analyses
did indicate that airfield develop-
ment on adjoining land may be
"Significant expansion poten-
tial exists south, east, and south-
east of the existing airfield," the
How this report will affect
grant fund availability and com-
panies that have expressed inter-
est in locating at the site (possibly
generating over 200 new jobs) is
Scandy White Boats, "Slender
You" Exercise Equipment, and
Gulf Aviation have announced
plans to utilize the proposed light
air park in their business ven-
tures. All three have stated devel-
opment of the airport is an Impor-
tant part of their plans.
Dennis Weaver, representing
Scandy White Boats, approached
the board during Tuesday's meet-
ing requesting that they review
the final draft of the feasibility
study before it is forwarded to the
CFASPP committee to make sure
several points were clarified.
After a lengthy discussion,
the board voted 4-1 (Commis-
sioner John Stanley opposed) to
let the study go as it stands with
the included recommendation
from the review board.,
Commissioner Billy Traylor
stated that a lot of time has been
spent on the report and the coun-
ty hasn't seen any jobs. "Let's just
,move on," he said.
Commissioner Tommy Knox
agreed, saying he had heard
rumors that Scandy White was
being courted by Tallahassee to
locate there -and felt that was
being used to get the commission
to make a rash decision. "I'm sat-
Isfied with what I've read in the
"I can't see the county In the
airport business," Commissioner
Peters stated. He reiterated his
concern about county liability
before moving to let the feasibility
Commissioner John Stanley
pointed out that the board had
granted Dames and Moore a 60
day extension to complete the
study. He said he would like to
see the board look at all sides
objectively before the study was
finalized. He said, "It's worth look-
ing at a final time."
County Chief Administrator
Don Butler told The Star the
review committee had asked
Dames and Moore to address the
*identify the environment;
*ask Dames and Moore to
prefix that the study was not
based on economic development
concerns but airport require-
ments as spelled out by DOT and
*ask to correct several typo-
graphical errors; and
*expand on Gulf County's
need for an airport and suggested
Weaver explained that the
(See COUNTY on Page SA)
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S T-TheURSDAY, MAR12,99
PAGE TWO *THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1998?
Or Was It The Striped Socks?
THE BASKETBALL TEAM DID IT again! Against the prog-
nostications of area and district basketball pundits, it brought
the state championship,home to Port St. Joe one more time.
This is three straight years it has, done this; presented its home
town with the state championship bragging rights. It was also
the team's fifth consecutive year to participate in,the state final
four play-offs. How many other teams can make that.statement?
Certainly not more than four or five, from all over the state!
Is this a dynasty, or what?
There was a lot of pressure on this team; more than a group
consisting mostly of freshmen, sophomores, and Juniors should
be called on to bear, but these young men stood up under the
pressure with all the finesse of seasoned veterans.
WHAT KEEPS BRINGING THEM back, to Lakeland, these
outstanding young men?
Well, we've thought on this question and have finally deter-
mined that it is because they are determined to excel. Or it could
be because they are a well knit team. featuring no one person or
individual. They just go at their foes in a group and play as a
team, unselfishly, not caring who makes the winning shot. or
who gets the credit for the win. just as long as they win!
As long as they maintain this attitude, there's no telling who
they could defeat;, maybe even the Florida State team!
THAT CRUSTY CITIZEN, Ed Ball was said to have had a fa-
vorite toast he would call down when he would consume a cock-
tail of an evening which went like- this: "Confusion to the ene-
my!" He made it his life's work to try and keep his foes' off
balance. He was a small man fighting big battles.
The Sharks-and their regimented confusion on the basket-
ball court-also used confusion to their enemies with their raz-
zle-dazzle style of play, causing their foes to try and figure out
what they will do next.
Their regimented and orchestrated confusion to the opposing
team seems to have worked very well for both Mr. Ball as well as
.for the Sharks. or maybe it's the striped socks they wear!
Coach Vernon iEppinette is to be congratulated for being so
successful at devising his team's "confusion" and his team is to
be congratulated for such devotion to their confusing regimenta-
Like A Lion
MARCH HAS CERTAINLY COME in like a lion, especially
this last week end, with itsl severe stormy weather. To say the
least, the weather for the past two months has been unsettled.
Wind, drenching rain, tornadoes, hail; all have converged on
us to make life miserable. Couple the awful weather along with
the floods waiting in the wings and you have the recipe for some
tough times ahead for our people who live along the creeks and
It won't be any coifi6latibn to those waterfront residents.'but
_r tnt rhgazine did- an'iarticle recently on Americans' propensity
to build in places"affe-ted"fby rising water, depending on. flood in-
surance to rescue them from the ravages' of the periodic floodwa-
The article .said they keep building :in these flood-prone
areas, depending on the flood insurance to bail them out.
IT MUST BE NO PICNIC to realize that one's home is sub-
ject to flooding every three or four years. even if the damage is
insured. We feel for the unfortunates who had their homes in-
vaded by rising waters some couple of years ago. Now, with El
Niflo fueling the weather to extra heights. the same homes are
subject to flooding again; testing that flood insurance policy to
see if it will cover the damages one more time.
Such residents must be on pins and needles of: apprehen-
sion, dreading what future storms will bring by way of property
THIS WINTER HAS BROUGHT more than its share of bad
weather. People who normally plant early gardens have not
been able to plant. People who have come down south for the
winter have seen some horrendous storms which probably made
them wish they had remained at home and taken their chances
with cold weather.
We don't usually have such weather, treating us to the dread
of what tomorrow might bring,
This year's El Niflo has been an experience we don't think
our people will soon forget.
Hunker Down With Kes by Kesley Colbert
I wasn't going to do a story on
Harry. Caray. He was just an old-
time. radio, baseball announcer
who died' a. couple of, weeks (ago.
I've done baseball stuff, recently. I
don't want to appear too one
dimensional here, and besides, I
figured most folks don't, .eyen
remember the real Harry C.aray,
You see, Harry and I go waayv,,
I couldn't a' bieen more than
four. five at the m6st-an age
where sitting still and being' quiet
was definitely not a part of the
vocabulary! Aid yet i'd lay in front
,of that old stand,-up Zenith and
never twitch a muscle ......,shoqt,
at times I'd dare, not breathe ..
. for fear of breaking the spell, the
.tone, the flavor, the story leaping
out of that old radio . .
. .I Don't Care If I Ever Get Back"
"Hello again everybody
thissss is Har--v Caray from beau-
tiful Busch Stadium where today
the St. Louis Cardinals take on the
hard charging Brooklyn Dodgers
who have won seven of their last
nine games and are poised to
make their annual run for the
National League flag. The Redbirds
will send out the big left hander.
' Wilmer "Vinegar. Bend" Mtzell. to
see if he can shut down the Dodger
bats . .
"Looks like we're going to have
a crowd of about twenty-nine
thousand on an absolutely beauti-
ful day for baseball as "Pee Wee"
Reese steps in for the first pitch of
the game. I 1 tell you, there's noth-
ing like the green grass of the ball
park, the smell of the hot dogs ...
.what an absolutely perfect after-
noon for baseball. I hope you enjoy
it along with us . Mizell goes
Into his wind-up and here's the
pitchhhhh .... STRIKE.CALL ON
THE OUTSIDE CORNER! "Vinegar
Bend" Just blew the fast ball by
I had no clue what the word
meant in 1954. But you can bet
the farm' which I was trying so
desperately to escape, that I was
glued to everything Harry was say-
ing. I didn't learn about Jackie
Robinson in a book or a documen-
tary. Dale Long is not just an
obscure player to me, Gil Hodges is
more than a big. quiet first base-
:man, ,Ray,Jablonski,.had, some.
' more rookie 'season, Willie Mays is
forever young, Bill Mazeroski could
flat-out turn the D. P ......
I saw 'em all play on the radio.
You talk about sharp and
articulate! Harry could make a pop
fly on the infield seem like the
most exciting play in baseball. And
he never failed to give you "the
On a Monday day game in
Cincinnati's Crosley Field, it would
be the laundry hanging from the
apartment complex beyond the left
field wall. On Chicago's north side,
it was the wind blowing in off Lake
Michigan. In Brooklyn. it was that
short, but tricky right field wall .
And yes, there were magic
moments . "Stan has been
hitless his first two times up today.
He stands deep in the box. with
that familiar crouch, wiggling his
bat ever so slightly, oh. for:a
long one here . Schoendienst
leads off second. Cunningham off
first, the Cards down by a run, this
could be the ball game right here'.
.. Robin Roberts checks the run-
hers ... and here's the 2-2
pitchhhh .s.. swng on--THERE'S
A DRIVE ... (we'd leap straight up,
we already knew by Harry's voice.-
'The Man' had done it again) .
WA AYYY BACKKK. ..... ,IT
MIGHT BE OUT'A HERE :. .T
COULD BE IT IS .. A
Yeah. I hated to see the pass-
ing of a man who had been such. a
vital part of my youth. My heart
was saddened. But I wasn't going
to do a story. There are a lot of
great sports writers out there that
are going to do that job much mote
eloquently than I.
(See KESLPY ON PAGE 3)
Handicapped Parking Permits Come In Handy at Times
FOR SEVERAL YEARS, now,
I have been the owner of a handi-
cap parking permit It hangs in
my car, visible from the front
windshield. The permit is sup-
posed to open up parking space
for me, which is handy to exit my
car and visit any public place
Most of the time it works like
a charm. I can drive up to some-
place and have a parking place
waiting for me. Just as if I were
the only one wanting to park in
that particular place.
Lately, I have noticed, handi-
cap parking permits are becom-
ing more numerous. One can see
them hanging on about half the
cars traveling, these days; or so It
I'm not claiming they are be-
ing abused, you understand, but
I have noticed they are becoming
more and more of a status sym-
bol than they have been in the
past and I can't see why anyone
would covet ownership of a hand-
icqp parking permit, other than
... by Wesley Ramsey
to ensure having a place to park
when arriving at a destination.
It's no fun needing a handl-
cap parking permit, I'll tell you
WELL, THE OTHER day I
read where the state was going. to
rearrange, Its handicap parking.
permit program. Like I had sus-
pected, the article stated that too
many of the current permits were.
being used, abused and issued.
The state announced they
were recalling all handicap .park-
ing permits and making them
harder to secure again. The state
would even refund the unused,
time on current permits and RE-
FUND the unused fee. That to
me.' says the state Is seritus
about cracking down on fthe
abuse of the permits.
All of this suited me fine,
since' it meant I may be able to*
once again be reasonably sure of
finding a parking place-any kind
of parking place-anywhere' I
I WENT OUT to Eda Ruth's
'office to get mine.
"No dice," said Eda Ruth.
'You must have, your doctor fill
out a form, stating that you need'
one before you can get iti'!
So, I said, "give me a form;
this sounds like the state is seri-
ous, about this 'cracking down'
"Oh, they are!" Eda Ruth de-
clared. 'You can't even get one for
each of your cars on one permit,"
I took the offered permit and
took It to my doctor, like she said.
S" A couple, of days later he
Stalled .me to say the permit was
filled out and f could now secure
my new, more strict, permit.
I was looking forward to hav-
ing a permit with some teeth in it.
A couple of years ago, I went to
Atlanta to a Braves game and I
had my permit with me, plus the
permit for our other car.
We went right straight to my
brother's house in Atlanta and
told him, "Drive us to :the ball
HIS WHOLE FAMILY was
also going, so he took a carload in
his car as well as my van full. He
borrowed the extra permit from
?me,, to get both; cars.. into the
handicap parking spaces.
When we arrived at the stadi-
..um, the guards to the handicap
,spaces wouldn't let his car in.
That was the first time I had ever
seen fie 'permit paid any atten-
tion. I had just taken it for grant-
ed, since nobody ever stood in the
way of our parking, or even
checked the permit.
Believe me, I was glad to get
by with my carl They acted like
they were saving a space, down
front, just for mel
I zoomed right on in with nev-
er a word about why the other car
in our party couldn't. My nephew,
driving the other car, told us later
the guards had Inspected the per-
mit and the car and decided the
two just didn't go together.
That was the night the ush-
ers in the ballpark sent a golf cart
down to get us and deposited us
on the top-most set of bleachers,
and came to pick us up after the
Talk about portal to portal
THAT WAS ALSO the same
permit I was attempting to have
renewed by Eda Ruth. The nice
lady in her office looked at my old
permit, which I had to turn in,
and stated, "This old permit h3as
.been expired since 1995."
"Oh?" I exclaimed. "How do
you suppose that happened?!"
Of course, I knew 'that hap-
pened' because I hadn't noticed it
was expired, but, even, better
than that, neither had anybody
else who was charged with check-
ing handicap parking permits!
The clerk issued me a new
one, which features the expira-
tion date in red so It won't be
missed :by future inspections .. .
nor by me. She took my $15.00
for the permit and I didn't have
the nerve to ask .for even one
month's refund. I just left before
she charged me for the three
years' grace I had used on my'old
Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
S:'. Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Sa'r Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Second Class Posrage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL
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William H. Ramsey .......... Vice President
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word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
-asserts; 'tbe printed word thoroughly convinces. The
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1998 OFFICERS: from left, Beverly Hetrick, secretary; Lynda Bordelon, vice president; David
-Warriner, president; and Wayne Pate, treasurer.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1998 PAGE
Chamber Installs Officers
SListens to SJC Officer; Recognizes Contributions of Citizens
The Gulf County Chamber of to accompany those developments. renovation of the Hobbs building
'Conmmerce held its annual dinner Res6rt development will focus on on the corner of First Street and
last Thursday evening at Butler's golf courses, and the entertain- Reid Avenue.
Restaurant. ment end J's highlighted by interac- David Fernandez, pastor of
Guest speaker for the, event tive recreatiQn such as, signed, Oak Grove -Assembly of God
was St. Joe Corporation executive recently with the NFL. 'Church, was -awarded the lifetime
vice president, Malcolm Jones, NEW OFFICERS achievement designation in recog-
who began his address dispelling Retiring board members were nition of his unswerving devotion
rumors. recognized including Charles ,to not only. his church, but the
"St. Joe has no plans to get Costin who has served for the past entire corimunity. Making the pre-
into the theme park business," he four years, Jim Boykin .and Bill,. sentation .was. fellow minister,
said. Jones had evidently heard at Holten. New board members were Jerry Huft. '' '
least some of the numerous installed including, John The annual Citizen of the Year
rumors that have circulated over Vaughan, 'Ellen Allemore, -Sue 'award was presented to Dr. Tim
the last several months that St. Marley and David Rich. Officeris for: Nelson, who has been an integral
Joe Corporation was going to build thie coming year are:- David. part of the community since begin-
or sponsor a theme park in the Warriner, 'president,: Lynda ning his veterinary practice here
area. Bordelon,; vice' president; secre- over a score of years ago. He has
Jones said SJC intends to tary, Beverly Hetrick; and treasur- been an active proponent of educa-
leave the theme park business to er, Wayne Pate. tion, donating many hours and
Disney. He did state that econom- RECOGNITION GIVEN funds, to various educational
idc'development of the area was The "Greater Gulf Award" endeavors as well as participating
very important to St. Joe, pledging which recognizes contributions to, in numerous civic undertakings.
that the company would work'side the area was given, to partners .. Lifetime chamber member-
;by side with the community to George Duren, Robbie Costin and ships were presented to Frank
meet that end. Billy Carr lor their efforts in the Pate and George Core.
Dave Fernandez Dr. Tim Nelson
Lifetime Achievement Award Citizen of the Year
( Sheriff's Beat)
During the early evening
hours of Monday, March 2, Gulf
. County SherifFs Deputy Paul
- Beasley observed a vehicle occu-
. pied by persons he knew were
* currently wanted by the depart-
He consequently stopped the
vehicle near the Gulf County
Road Department in Wewahitch-
ka. Placed under arrest and
charged with Lhe sale of marijua-
na was Samuel Bryce Kent.
Donald Nunnery. also in the vehi-
cle.. iwas .'also charged with tvwo
count s'otfailure to appear. i
Upon arrival at the Gulf
County Jail. Deputy Beasley
checked under the rear seat of his
patrol car and found a bag of mar-
ijuana. Both subjects were then
charged with possession of mari-
-'juana. less than 20 grams.
"* On Tuesday morning. March
.::3rd. Nicholas Morning. age 19, of
. Port St. Joe, was arrested by Port
-St. Joe Police Department Officers,
-".David Cross and James Mock..
.Nicholas Morning had a writ for
: his arrest in reference to failure to
.Icomply with directives of the
Michael David Aguiirre, 18, of
Port St. Joe, was charged on
:Friday afternoon, March 6, by"
*Officer Chris Teeter for posses-
sion of alcohol, under the age of
According to the report sub-
mitted by Officer Teeter, he
responded to a complaint in refer-
ence to juveniles in possession of
alcohol at a local residence.
Additionally, they were allegedly
passing out alcoholic beverages to
other juveniles In the front yard of
Upon further investigation. It
was learned that Aguirre was in
possession of and had consumed
an alcoholic beverage.
(Beach PD Log)
At approximately 10:41 a.m.
on March 4th, Wilberta Hamilton
was traveling west on Highway 98
and stopped at the intersetio'h of
Sotdth 41st Street. As she
attempted to make the left turni in
her 1986 Buick Skylark, to enter
the post office parking lot. she
was struck by Jessie Field. of
Mexico Beach, who was traveling
east on Highway 98 in a 1988
As a result of the impact.
Field's vehicle traveled off the
highway and struck a nearby
business, causing about 81,300
in damage. Each of the vehicles
involved sustained. approximately
810,000 in damages.
Both drivers were transported
to Bay Medical Center with
injuries following the collision.
where Fields was treated and later
released. Hamilton is reportedly
in Bay Medical Center's ICU in
:stable, but critical. condition.',
The.accident was investigated
by Patiolman., Nick VanStrander
and Lt. Brad Hall of the Mexico
Beach Police Department.
Charges are pending,the comple-
tion of their investigation.
Last Wednesday afternoon, at
Kesley (From Page 2)
S "Leon was the first to call. He
';actually called the night before. I
"'don't know how he does those
'things. "K. C., I just found out,
'Harry is not gonna make it. Listen,
'he lived a great life. did just what
he wanted to do, broadcast major
league baseball for 53 years, had
taken his wife but for a Valentine's
'dinner when he fell. Don't feel-
We talked baseball, that old
',stand-up Zenith, how beautiful the.
weather was everyday in St. Louis
in the fifties, h6w lucky we were to
7',"come along When we did" until
'late into the night .
We got the official word the
next day. Cathy was ghost white
'When she said, "You've got to call
'yJesse." Jess turned his back on
.my Cardinals to follow the Cubs
because he liked the old announc-
,;.ler "who made it fun and interest-
I tried to explain the difference
...between Harry calling a Kenton
Lloyd Boyer home run in the early
sixties to a Ryne Sandberg dinger
in the nineties. He would have no
part of it. He thought Harry Caray-
: belonged to him!
'Course, ole Jess rolls with the
punch, nothing bothers him very
: much, "Jesse, Harry didn't make it
. Jess .. Jess? .... are you
there, son? ."
Jackie Burns was next. He
called from Memphis.' I don't
remember; life without Jack. 'He
was older and he would choose me
when all the others thought I was
too little. "Kes, he had a full life."
We talked of Cardinal victo-
ries, the old field down, by the paja-
ma factory, the. pennant winning
team of '64, the El Birdos, the
over-the-shed-homen run in Paul
David Campbell's back yard,. .
Rick Godfrey caught me at a
Gulf Coast game, "You ought to do
a story on Harry Caray.. ...." We
talked of the Yankees, and the
Cards, Bob Gibson .and Rick
Cerone. I :.,
John Stewart called from
Atlanta. We played together in col-
Our esteemed editor "suggest-
ed" I do a piece on Harry;
Mother sent a newspaper clip-
ping with a note, "Son, I know how
much he meant. "
And here's the story-and it's
one I know he would love-even
after he is dead, Harry Caray is
still bringing friends and families
together to talk baseball!
Holy Cow indeed!
near 2 p.m.. Patrolman VanStran-
der received information about a
possible plane crash just outside
of Mexico Beach. He investigated
the complaint and located smoke
from a fire just inside Tyndall Air
After gaining access to the
area using the MBPD's four wheel
drive units, it was determined
that the fire was not caused by a
plane crash, but by flares used
during a training exercise. It was
therefore established that the
plane crash report was unfound-
The department was assisted
by.the Bay County. Sheriffs Office,,
helicopter, Tynd'ql' AFB .325th'
Security Police Squadron, Mexico
Beach Volunteer Fire Department.
and the Gulf County Sheriffs
': Saturday. March 7, during
the torrential rain received
throughout the area. Patrolmen
VanBlaricom and VanStrander
were called to investigate two sus-
picious white males who had been
seen at a vacant townhouse.
Upon further investigation, it
He gave ,no specifics 'nor
timetable for when, or how, any
said,'economic development might
occur locally, but did outline some
of the dramatic changes taking
place in SJC operations.
In a nutshell he said, "The new
Joewill unlock the value of its
tremendous assets." Later adding,
"some of the best of Florida is yet
to be developed and St. Joe' owns
most of it," referring of course to
the company's vast land holdings.
He stated the company will be
concentrating its efforts on four
basic areas of development-
community development, commer-
cial development, resort develop-
n'imentf, and- entertainment. SJC
plans to develop model communi-
ties throughout the state, provid-
ing housing and the infrastructure
wa's established that Jeff M.
Mead, 28, and Jeffrey E. Becker,
29. both of Cincinnati. Ohio were
in possession' of marijuana less
.than 20 grams. Addltionally.
Becker faces charges of felony
possession of a controlled sub-
stance of vallum and pain killers.
The patrolmen also charged
Becker with entering the state
with a controlled substance (a
felony). Both were arrested and
taken' to the Bay County Jail.
A 17 year old driver was
charged with careless driving
Saturday at approximately 6 p.m.
after Patrqlman VanStrander
observedhim as he ran. over a
stop signi'at the corner of Highway
98 and South 37th Street." -
During the early morning
hours of Sunday. March 8th,
Patrolman Bill Latza was called to
the Sand Bar to investigate crimi-
nal mischief. A white female had
allegedly kicked out a glass door
at the business and left the busi-
ness prior to his arrival. It was
later decided by the bar owner not
to prosecute the female suspect.
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You Can Measure Height but
You Can't Measure Heart:..
March. 9, 1998
Letter to the Editor:
S. "You.can measure height, but
you can't measure ... HEART".
That is the lesson that Tampa
Prep and Westminster learned
It has been a,rough year for
this young Tiger Shark team.
They struggled all year. Most peo-
ple' counted them out of the hunt
for state early on in the season.
Some people even thought that
they wouldn't even make it out of
I had my doubts, but I knew
that if they dug deep the talent
was there. The first glimpse came
when we beat Quincy. in Quincy!
I have waited 5 years to see that.
To me., that was the State
The guys continued to strug-
gle even after the Quincy game;
losing to Quincy in "The Dome".
We played Wewa for District, but
only won by 3 points. I kept won-
dering,, ....,,. vhen Ji our team
going to show up. .
SWell, .it was all a- growth
process. Our team showed up for
Regionals. Each game there were
players that would step up and
take control. Underneath all of
our struggles and growing, the
Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks have
always had one great advantage .
S. we don't have a good coaching
staff . we have the BEST
coaching staff. Many times Coach
Eppinette and Coach Parker have
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So,' once again r found myself
following' the yellow dog (school
bus) down south to Lakeland.
Armed, only with my camera,
lucky vest, rally rag, a Shark fan
pin, basketball' pillowcase and
enough ,school pride to actually
believe that we were going to win
this whole thing.,
Tampa Prep was big (but so
was Goliath, and David did pretty
good). After a slow first half, all
the media people at my table had
us down for the count. I was told
that we were just out-matched.
Tampa Prep was ranked # 1 and
we were only h5. One man said,
"You should just be happy to be
A photographer asked about
our socks. I told him that they
were our "get busy socks", then I
explained that these were State
Champion socks from the 70's.
"When are you going to get busy?"
he asked. I told him in just a few
Well. we did 'get busy,; and
stole the victory away from Tampa
Prep. I found humor in the fact
that one news man. in an effort to
get his story in fast, told his paper
that the Tiger Sharks lost. This
paper printed that the Terrapins
advanced to the finals. I didn't
think that it could get much bet-
ter, but it did.
It got better Saturday. when
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PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1998
Kristy Michelle George Justin Tyler Ford
St. James Plans Rummage Sale
Come early! St. James
Episcopal Church's annual rum-
mage sale begins at 8:00 a.m. on
Saturday, March 14th. You will
find just what you have been
Furniture, household items,
glassware, tapes, books, and
other items as varied.an assort-
ment as you will find anywhere.
.Cffee and biscuits will be
',served to those attending. St.
James is located at ,Twenty-
Second Street and Marvin
Avenue. See you there!
The family of Henry R. Maige
A would like to thank everyone..ifor
the food, cards, flowers and visits
we received during the loss ofour
husband, father and grandfather.
Words cannot express the
heartfelt gratitude we feel for the
outpouring of love we felt during
this most difficult time. We are
blessed to live in such a wonder-
ful community where friends truly
:, ., Respectfully,
Jewell, Maurice & Jamie,
Tony & Elaine, Stan, Vince,
Maury, Christy & Dana
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Butterfly & hummingbird attraciers B,:irlebrush.
tea olive, lady banks rose. lap. magnolia
Bradford pear, redbud, dogwoods crepe myrile.
bridal wreath, oakleaf hydrangea, weeping, wil-
low, satsuma, orange, kumquat & other citrus
takes low1 20;s, apple, pear, fig, blueberry, grape,
lap. persimmon pomegranate, pecan, chinkapin,
crab apple, & other wildlife attracters. Gra.'s sod
landscape & salt tolerant plants, etc.
Delivery available :,
To Be Wed
Mr. and Mrs. James A.
George of Morrow, Georgia, would
like to announce the engagement
of their daughter, Kristy Michell',
to Justin Tyler Ford, the son of
Mr. and Mrs. E. Thomas Ford, Qf
Port St. Joe.
Kristy is a graduate of Bryan
College in Dayton, Tennessee,
where she earned a degree in ps -
chology. She is currently enrolled
in a Master's program at Georgia
State University, working toward
a degree in Professional Couns'el-
Tyler is a graduate of Bryan
College, with a degree in business
administration. He is employed
by ALLTEL Communications In
Monroe, Georgia, where he is
working as an Accounts Manager.
The wedding will take place
in Morrow, Georgia, at Rock
Springs. Baptist Church, on May
9 at 3:00 p.m. No local invitations'
will be sent. All of the friends, and
family of Kristy and Tyler are cor-
dially invited to attend.
After the wedding, the couple
plans to .reside in Morrow, Geor-
PSJ Garden Club's
Mac and Birdie from Mac's
Nursery in Wewahitchka will pre-
sent the program at the March
12th meeting of the Port St. Joe
Garden Club, to be held at the
Garden Center on Eighth Street
beginning at 2 p.m.
Ways to attract butterflies--
something called flying flowers-
to your yards and neighborhood
will be discussed. Scrubs and
flowers will be on display, from the
nursery, guaranteed to bring in
the butterflies, as well as birds
Members are reminded of the
meeting, and visitors should feel'
welcome to attend. Hostesses for
the occasion will be Betty Lewis
and Ouida Cross.
SMr. and Mrs. Rick Godfrey
'and Mr. and Mrs. Warren Yeager
request your presence at the wed-
ding ceremony of their children,
Brigette Elizabeth Godfrey and
Ryan Jacob Yeager.
SThe wedding will take place
on Friday, March' 13th at 6:00
p.m. in the First Baptist Church
of Port St. Joe, with a reception
following in the fellowship hall.
All family and friends are cor-
dially invited to attend.
Ilse Newell Hosts
The Use Newell Fund for the
Performing Arts is pleased to pre-
sent the duo-piano team of Susan
Brandon and Bedford Watkins on
Sunday, March 15 at 4:00 p.m.,
ET, in historic Trinity Church on
Highway 98 at 6th Street in
Apalachicola. They last played in
Apalachicola in 1991.. Adults
$2.00, Students $1.00. All chil-
dren under 12 should be in the
company of an adult.
New Bethel A.M.E. In Port St.
Joe 'will be the center of an
Annual Men's Day celebration
this Sunday, March .15th. The
event's organizers have
announced that the theme of this
year's day will be "Victory Over
Temptation". Brother David
Fernandez of J Oak Grove
Assembly of God will be the guest
speaker in the 11 a.m. senice.
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Arriving Daily Spring & Summer
Featuring: Linen and Cotton Dresses and Clothing by
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How do we care for you? Let us count the ways...
1. Computerized record-keeping of your prescription
2. Friendly, knowledgeable pharmacists
3. Senior citizen discounts
4. Rock bottom prices on health & beauty aids
5. Large selection of vitamins & homeopathic drugs.
Two Pharmacists and Two Pharmacy .
Technicians to serve you promptly.
528 Fifth St. Phone 227-1224
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel E. Ward
of Panama City have announced
the engagement and forthcoming
marriage of their daughter.
Michelle Ann Tapia. to William
Brian Cathey, son of Mr. and Mrs.
William A. Cathey of Mexico
The bride-elect is a. 1995
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School. She will graduate from
the RN nursing program at Gulf
Coast Community College in May.
Her fiance is a 1995 graduate
of Port 'St. Joe High School. He
will graduate from Gulf Coast
Community College in May and
will continue his education in the
fall at the University of Florida in
pursuit ofa degree in', building
construction. He is employed, by
Baskerville-Donovan, Inc. -in
A May 30 wedding is planned
for 2 p.m. at the First Baptist
Church of NlMeco Beach with a
reception following at the
Driftwood Inn. All friends and rel-
atives are invited to attend.
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:
* High quality, professional photographs will be made locally
and at no charge or obligation.
* We, as sponsors, will use and display the photos as a tribute to
TOMORROWS LEADERS.. TODAY
* As a bonus, you will see finished color photos (photos used in
the feature will be in black and white) and have an opportunity
to purchase any for your family needs you are not obligated
to buy anything. No age limit.
"TOMORROWS LEADERS..." Feature is Sponsored by:
Wednesday, March 18 at St. Joe Motel
3:30 7:30 p.m.
Call 229-8997 days or 229-8978 evenings
Brigette Elizabeth Godfrey Ryan Jacob Yeager
Her Daddy got his way,
they share the same day.
On March 16, 1998 Chloey,
Nacole McLeod will celebrate
her first birthday with her
father, Mack McLeod
who will turn 27.
Chloey is the granddaughter of
Ralph and Linda Shoemaker
and Jimmy and Darlene
Layfield all from Kinard. l
Chloey enjoys spending time
with Daddy, playing with her
puppy Freckles and playing
with her cousins, Kaleigh
Mack & Chloey!*
Sun. Thurs.9 to 5 CST
Friday & 'aturday 9 to 7 CST"
804 Highway 98, Mexico Beach
Giant Rummage Sale
, St. James Episcopal Church
22nd St. & Marvin Ave.
Saturday, March 14th, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Rain or shine
In Spite of the
The "Starry Nights Concert," taurant,
.held last Saturday evening at taurant,
Mexico Beach, was a huge suc- Dell, Th
cess. One would have thought Shack, T
that the inclement weather would of the Gi
have kept everyone at home. can's Res
Wrong! Kathryn Kalahan, accom- Terry
panied by Larry Joseph, per- Desire in
formed for a packed house. each tab]
The continuing community and aran
support for the ongoing 4th of which w:
July project was clearly evident at the c
that evening, and it is appreciat- mance. I
ed. Kathryn's dynamic perfor- By The
mance and the cabaret atmos- created
here, of the event together rangemen
created an amazing mood and Davi
tone for the evening. ers of th
Participants enjoyed fine food quite gen
which was provided by the follow-. tality, pi
Ing businesses: Fish House Res- ting for 1
S ment st
the Hidden Lagoon Res-
the New York Country
ie Sandbar, the Shell
ea for Two Caterers, Top
ulf Restaurant, and Tou-
Gingerich, of Heart's
Port St. Joe, decorated
le with individual flowers
anged a lovely bouquet
as presented to Kathryn
conclusion of her perfor-
Belinda Belle, of Flowers
Sea in Mexico Beach,
a fresh, beautiful ,ar-
nt for the buffet table.
d and Kathy qeaun, own-
e El Govenor Motel, were
onerous with their hospi-
-oviding the perfect set-
the event. Their manage-,
aff, composed of Carol
- Panhandle Piecemaker
Quilt Club Will Meet
Look Who's Three!
Jackie Collinsworth turned
three on March '1st. Her friends
and family helped her celebrate
last Saturday, with a Barney &
Friends birthday party.
Jackie is the daughter. of
Jack and Karen Collinsworth of
St. Joe' Beach. She is the grand-
daughter of Lonnie and Sandra
Moses of Apalachicola and Robert
and Brenda Hayes of Highland
View, and the great-granddaugh-
ter of Martha Moses of Apalachi-
cola and Jack Maynardof Port St.
: Casey Malcolm Garrett
Casey Is One!.
Sasey).Malcolin Garrett cele-
brated his first birthday January
23rd with mommy. daddy,. fnends
Casey is the son of Malcolm
and Becky qarrett of Port St. Joe.
He is the grndson of David and
Joyce Moore of Port St. Joe and
Pauline Garrett of Eastpoint. and
great-grandson of Winona Barber
4' of Apalachicola.
Guests are invited to the reg-
ular program and business meet-
ing on Thursday, March 12,
beginning at 7:00 p.m. at St.
James Episcopal Church, located
at 800 22nd Street in Port St. Joe.
The program will be on the
jewel box quilt pattern. It's not too
late to join and participate In the
fun of making a "mystery quilt".
Each month instructions for that
month are given for another step.
The mystery is you won't know
what the quilt will look like until it
is finished. See you there!
> *' ",^ ..'i L
' Alan 'Jacob "A.J." Funderburk
It's A Boy!
Shannon and Russell Fun-
derburk are proud to announce
the birth of their nephew. Alan
Jacob, "A.J.," Funderburk, on
Monday. February 16, at Gulf
Coast Medical Center. A.J.
weighed 6 pounds and 3.2 ounc-
es and was 19 inches long.
A.J. is the son of Robbi Fumn-
derburk of White City. His grand-
parents are Bob and Marilyn
Funderburk, also of White City.
His great-grandparents are Rob-
ert and Maggie Funderburk of
Chattahoochee and Nettle Bentley
'of the Sycamore community.
Class of '88 Reunion
The time has come! The grad-
uating class of 1988 will be cele-
brating a 10 year reunion. A
,meeting is currently scheduled at
the home of Curtis Lewis on
Friday, March 20th at 6:00 p.m.
On this day, they will gather,
information that is needed to
make this reunion a success. You
may contact the following people
. if you have any questions: Curtis
Lewis (850) 229-8028: Antoinette
Adams (850) 513-0971: or Donna
Likely (912) 487-3850.
Hausely and Wiley Petty, provided |
invaluable assistance throughout
the entire project. In addition,
Terry Hauck generously contrib-
uted by printing the tickets for .
Many, many thanks go out to
all of the many generous organi-
zations and individuals who put
forth the tremendous effort which 1'
has made and will continue to
make .the 1998 Independence
Day Celebration a fabulous suc-
Sr itiz e S Jennifer Michelle Martin
Scheduling Daniel Stacy Hanlon
1, i I~
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens' first annual in-door giant
yard sale will be held on March
14 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at
the new Senior Citizens Center in
Port St. Joe. The public Is invited
to stop by and look at the new
:center and the various rooms
during the time of the sale. The
building will be open from 8 a.m.
until 2:00 p.m.
There is still a great need for
the donated items which will help
make this yard sale a ;big suc-
cess. The public can, drop off
items, every day from 8:00 a.m; to
5:00 p.m. at the center.
The senior citizens will be
selling coffee and doughnuts In
Sthe morning and hot dogs,
snacks, chips, and drinks, begin-
ning at 11:00 a.m. Just follow the
signs' off of Highway 71 to the
sale. All proceeds will be used to
help with the building debt (mort-
This year. the public will be
able to rent a table for a small fee
of $10.00 and sell their merchan-
dise at the same time. All sales
will belong to the vendor. Also,
each vendor is responsible for
carrying his or her items in and
out and for providing a table cov-
Anyone wishing to rent a ta-
ble is asked to please call 229-
8466 to reserve one of them.
Anyone who has already reserved
a table will able to bring in the
merchandise and set up the table
on March 13, after 1:00 p.m.
This yard sale will have some-
thing for every member of the
family and articles for people of
all ages. These items will include
antiques, toys. stuffed animals.
dishes, pots and pans. bedding,
linen, pictures, miscellananeous
household items, and inuch
more. Everyone is invited to stop
by. take a look. and find some-
thing special to take home.
Using the Family.
The seminar, "Using the
L.D.S. Family History Center for
Genealogical Research". will be
presented by genealogists Laura
Roberts Moody and Margo Fariss
Brewer. guest speakers of the
Mexico Beach Family History'
Center. on Saturday, March 21.
from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Interested persons are
encouraged to attend the infor-
mative gathering at the Family
History Center at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
The church is at 318 Robin Lane,.
off 15th Street in the center of
Call 648-5082 to reserve a
seat. There will be no charge for
participation In the seminar. ,
-' Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Martin of
Highland View are pleased to
announce the engagement and
forthcoming marriage" of their
daughter. Jennifer Michelle
Marun. to Daniel Stacy Hanlon.
son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Hanlon
of Wewahitchka. : "
The bride-elect is a 1997
graduate of Port St. Joe, High
School. She is currently attending
Gulf Coast Community College
pursuing a degree in elementary
Her fiance is a 1992 graduate
of Wewahitchka High School. He
is employed by Jordan and Son
Air Repair of Panama City.
0An October 10th wedding is
Planned for 6:00 p.m. at the
Highland View Church of God,
with a reception following in the
March Meeting of
The Gulf County Genealogical
Society will hold its meeting for
March on Saturday, March 14, at
the Port St. Joe Public Library,
beginning at 10:00 a.m. and con-
tinuing until noon.
The Society would like to
thank everyone who attended the
one-year anniversary meeting,
and special thanks go out to the
Flour Mill, which did a terrific job
on the cake. Thanks also go out
to the meetings out-of-town
guest and' to Mrs. Griffin, Who at-
tended on' behalf of the Wewa-
Most of all. Beverly M.
Douds. 'ice president, would like
to personally thank the members
of the Society for all their help
with recording the records at the
courthouse and the cemeteries
and for the surprise gift they pre-
sented her with.
The March meeting will focus
on a discussion concerning Incor-
porating the Genealogical Society.
Everyone is invited to attend and
help out. For more information,
please call Beverly, at 299-1094.
or Wendy. at 647-3259. or e-mail
the society at: -bnidouds-@digital
exp.com" or at: "gidget@digital
The family of Maggie
Longmire wishes to thank their
many friends for the telegrams.
cards, flowers and acts of kind-
ness shown during their bereave-
ment. May God forever bless each
and every one of you.
If YOUSee News Happening,...
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL o THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1998 PAGE 5A
Make A Wish Come True
The 'Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association has been
asked by the Department of Elder
Affairs to help the "Make A Wish
There is a seven yea'rold bo& .
who has a brain tumor and is ter-
minally ill. He has a short time to
live. His last wish is to build the
largest business' card collection
by an individual. He wants to be a
record. holder in the Guiness Book
of World Records.
The senior citizens are setting
' up collection points for these
cards at four locations in Port St.
Joe. Please help them make this
little boy's wish come true by
" depositing all business cards that
you have of different people.
Please hurry, time is short,
don't wait-do it nowl The boxes
will be set up by March 13th at
Linda's Restaurant, Julie's
Restaurant. Arizona Chemical
and Pate's Service Station.
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Is Your Drinking Wa7ter Safe? Elect New Board
Is Your Drinking Water Safe? of Directors
In. the aftermath of the '98
floods, the safety of your drinking
water is a high priority. The Gulf
County Health Department offers
the following information in an
effort to prepare area residents.
Public Utility Water
If you are connected to public
water and your system maintains
full pressure, you can assume the
water is safe unless it is cloudy or
dirty. Cloudy or dirty water could
be a sign 'that the water 'line has
been broken somewhere between
the supply and your house.
If pressure drops but the
water still flows, looks good, and
smells good, it should still be safe.
Water that has stopped flow-,
ing should be considered unfit to
drink, including interruptions for
as little as a; few second's. If water
pressure is lost, dirt can flow
backwards Into the system from
open spigots, such as garden
,The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association, Inc. will be
conducting "Outreach" on March
17th at the commodity distribu-
tion' at the Washington Improve-
ment Group on Avenue D. begin-
ning at 1:00 p.m., ET. This is a
continuing effort to Inform the
public about the services avail-
able for seniors, age 60 and over.
S 5 w 7 S
Private Well Water
Well water is unsafe to drink
in all of the following circum-
stances-flooding on your proper-
ty; if the water has a foul odor; if
water looks cloudy or dirty.
Play it safe if you have a con-
cern about your water quality.
Drink only bottled water or water
that you know has been properly
If you suspect that your
household water is contaminated,
you can make it safe by boiling.
Filter out any particles and bring
the water to a full boil for at least
one minute. After cooling, this
water is safe for drinking, cooking
When boiling is.not possible,
treat the water with unscented
household chlorine bleach (5.35%
sodium hypochlorite). Filter out
any particles and add six drops of
bleach per gallon of water. You
can dispense the drops using an
eye dropper or. a bleach-soaked
cotton ball. Shake thoroughly
after mixing and let it stand for 30
minutes before drinking.
Water Testing ,
The Gulf County Health
Department can assist you in get-
Sting water from your well tested If
'your property floods after a hurri-
cane or other disaster. Call 227-
1276, extension 125. to arrange
If possible, disinfect your well
prior to testing. Instructions are
available from the Environmental
Health Section of the health
St. Joe Bay
A meeting of the St. Joe Bay
Committee will be held on
Thursday, March 12 at 9:00 a.m.
(eastern time) at the City of Port
St. Joe Fire Department meeting
room (behind City Hall). This
meeting will feature the following
presentations related to the sub-
ject of "ecotourism":
*"Regional Ecotourism Initia-
tives"-presented by Ben Harris,
Supervisor of Ecotourism
Marketing for the Florida
Department of Environmental,
Protection's Division of Parks &
*"Status of, the Port St. Joe
Marina Project"-a joint presenta-
tion by Tamara Laine. Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce.
and William Kennedy. Preble-Rish
*"Ecotourism, a Local,,.
Perspective"-Annrm Harvey, Park
Manager, St. Joseph Peninsula,
State Park, FDEP; and
*"The Florida Trails
Association"-Jay Leffert, Pan-
handle Chapter 'of the Florida
All interested persons are
Invited to attend. For more infor-
mation, please contact Dr. Robert
King at (850) 227-1812 or 1-800-
H.V. Church of I
Pastor Tim Bailey has
announced that the Port St. Joe
Church of God,. located at 482
Pompano Street In Highland View,
is opening a "Soup Kitchen" on
Thursday evenings, beginning
this week. This is a non-denom-
inational ministry of the Port St.
Joe Church of God.
The kitchen will be open from
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and Interested
persons living in the community .
are invited to stop by the church
fellowship hall and enjoy a warm
meal. The vision and mission of'
the Port St. Joe Church of God is
T h e
Call Gulf County
ARC at 229-6327
to learn more.
to be "God's arm extended-
reaching out to people at their
point of need."
SCome as you are-no reserva-
tions necessary! Also. If you know
of someone who needs to benefit
from this type of ministry who is a
shut-in and cannot come to the
kitchen, please contact the
church at 229-6235 for a meal
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HOURS: Tues. Thurs.: 12-8 and Fri. Sat.: 12-9
Closed Sunday and Monday
The Salvation Army Domestic
and Sexual Violence Task Force
met on February 26. The task
force for Gulf County meets once
each month In Port St. Joe.
During the February meeting,
officers were elected as follows:
chairman, James Hersey; co-
chair, Linda Gilmore; secretary/
treasurer, Charlotte, Brock; co-
Kusch. Mike and Diane Masse
will head up the fund raising com-
The task force meetings are.
open to the public and
community participation Is need-
ed. If you have any questions.
please feel free to call the
Wewahitchka office at 639-
Learn the facts
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The Gulf County Senior
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20th from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
These can be delivered to local
businesses or you may purchase
them at the center.
The cost is $3.50 and
includes seasoned ground chuck,
lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, sauce
and nacho chips, plus iced tea.
Please call 639-9910 between 9
a.m. and 1 p.m. each weekday to
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1998 PAGE 7A
Sustainable Growth Conference Held Here; Involves Community Leaders
Shown from left: Diane Lowrie, Tamara Laine, Lynda Bordelon, Judge Bob Moore, Glenda Rosasco and
Free Children's Medical Clinic
The Marzuq Shrine Temple
will conduct their annual free
medical clinic for children in
Tallahassee and the surrounding
area, who are under the age of 18,
with physical problems such as:
club foot, spina biflda, bowed
legs, dislocated hips, scoliosis,
hand and back problems, rickets
and burn problems.
This screening will be provid-
ed to any child regardless of race,
creed, color, religion, national ori-
gin., economic status, or relation-
ship with a shrine. The clinic will
be ,held on Saturday, March 14,
between the hours of 9:00 a.m.
and 2:00 p.m. at ,the Jackson
Masonic Lodge, located at 2818
Apalachee Park-way in Tallahas-
The staff conducting the clin-
ic will consist of some of the finest
doctors and nurses from the
Tampa Shrine Hospital.
If the doctors determine that
a child can be helped by treat-
ment at the hospital, the child will
be admitted into the program and
all costs thereafter, including the
costs for doctors and hospital
stays, and even including trans-.
portation to and from the hospital.
for the child and one parent or
guardian, will be provided by the
To repeat, the clinic is for any
child under age 18 with physical
problems such as those previous-
ly described. If you know of any
such child who might benefit from
this free physical examination, get
them to the clinic yourself, or tell
them or their parents how and
when to get to the clinic, or call
Marzuq Temple at 385-3010 and
they wvilli get them there.
If you are unable to get in
contact with personnel at the
Marzuq Temple. call 562-0852 or
668-2708 for assistance.
To all livestock owners in'
flood prone areas: If you need
assistance with. your livestock.
please contact the Gulf County
Extension Service at (850) 639-
The owner of'an Apalachicola
:insurance agency has been
arrested on fraud charges involv-
ing insurance premiums that
never made it to the company
- offering coverage, according to
State Treasurer and Insurande
Commissioner Bill Nelson.
Division of Insurance Fraud
investigators arrested Daniel B.
Davis, 43, of Indian Pass Beach.
Investigators said more than
82,000 insurance premiums paid
by customer' of the Cook
Insurance Agency in Apalachicola
were never received by the compa-
ny that supposedly was providing
Davis is charged with insur-
.ance fraud, forgery and uttering a
forged instrument. He was booked
into the Franklin County Jail and
released on his own recognizance.
Nelson asks consumers with
concerns about their coverage to
check with their insurance com-
panies or contact the Florida
Department of. Insurance
Consumer Helpline at 800-342-
They had finished her crown
in glory, and she couldn't miss
the coronation. Maggie (Bryant)
Longmire, was born on May 10,
1900 in Atmore. Alabama.
The daughter of the late Mr.
and Mrs. Anothy Bryant. at an
.early 'age confessed Chnst -and:
joined the First Mt. Triumph
Baptist Church under the leader-
ship of the late Rev. W. D. Jones.
She was married to the late D. L
Longmire in .1921 : and to this
union -two children' were born;
one preceded in death.
She leaves to cherish her
memory. one daughter. Bessie
Faison of Port St. Joe: one adopt-
ed daughter. Phyllis (Marcell)
Johnson of Port St. Joe; one sis-
ter,. Beatrice Bryant of Port St.
Joe; one sister-in-law, Gussie
Lyons of Mobile. Alabama: eight
special, special grands, Joyce
(Willie) Gainer, Yvonne (Steve)
Thomas, YDebra Daniels,
Nathaniel Beirey (Beulah), of St.
Petersburg, Gloria Foxworth,
Vivian Harris and Paulette
(Uylsee) Best of Port St. Joe, and
, Gloria Longmire of Chicago,
Illinois; 30 grandchildren; 20
great-grandchildren; and many
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held
Saturday, February 28 at Zion
Fair Baptist Church, followed -by
interment at Forest Hill Cemetery
in Port St. Joe. Battle Memorial
Funeral Home was in charge of all
Ulva Jean Taylor
Ulva Jean Taylor, age' 66, of
Pahokee, died Thursday,
February 19th in the Everglades
Regional Medical Center in
A native of Turner County,
Georgia, she was born on August
10, 1931, daughter of the late
S.M.- and Alene McAllister. Her
family moved to the Glades in
1939. Prior to her retirement in
1992, she was employed with the
Department of Corrections.
She was a member of the
ILakeside Baptist Church in
Pahokee and a former longtime
member of the First Baptist
Church in Belle Glade.
SSurviving are: sons, Joseph
Taylor, and his wife, Doris, of
* Pahokee, William Taylor, and his
.wife, Beth, of Port St. Joe; daugh-
ter. Vicki Vick. and her husband.
David, of Quincy: sisters. Frances
Nelms of Belle Glade and Eunice
Patureau of Port Charlotte; and
seven grandchildren. A large
number of nieces and nephews,.
and aunts and uncles also sur-
The funeral service was con-
ducted Monday, February 23 at 1
p.m. in the First Baptist Church
in Belle Glade. The Rev. Ted
Hines, pastor of Lakeside Baptist
Church. and her son, Rev.
William. Taylor, pastor of Faith,
Bible Church'in Port St. Joe, of'fi-
ciated. Interment was in Port_
Anyone desiring to do so. may
send memorial gifts to Faith Bible
Church or Faith Christian School
.in Port St. Joe.
The James A. Bennett
Funeral Home in Pahokee was in
charge of the arrangements.
Addie M. Watson
Addle M. Watson, of Port St.,
Joe, passed away Monday, March
9. at Gulf Pines'Hospital following
an extended illness. A native of -
Alabama. she has been a resident
here for the past 50 years, and
was a homemaker.
Survivors include her chil-
dren, Alton Watson of Paxton,
Curtis Watson of White City, Irene
Adams of Port St. Joe, Hazel
Owens of Santa Rosa Beach, and
Frank Watson 'of Highland View;
21 grandchildren; 39 great-grand-
children; and seven great-great-'
Graveside funeral services
were held at 11:00 am. Tuesday,
- March 10 at Holly Hill Cemetery,
with Rev. Tim Bailey officiating.
Interment followed in the family
All services are under the,
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.
Drakeford W. Gray
Drakeford Wayne Gray, 41, of
Wewahitchka, passed away
Friday, March 6, at Southeast
Alabama Medical Center in
Dothan, Alabama due to a logging
accident. He was a lifelong resi-
dent of Wewahitchka.
He is survived by his father
and mother, Drakeford and May
Helen Gray of Wewahitchka; his
fiance, Becky Whitfield of
Wewahitchka; six children, Jamie
Whitfield, Kassidy Gray and
Brandon Gray.. all of
Wewahitchka. and Timothy, Gray,
Jessica Gray and Bryan Gray, all
of .Panama..,City: seven brothers
and sisters. Nita Bangs of
Louisiana. George Raymond Gray.
Robert Gray. Brenda Crutchfleld.
Mable Ward, Ophelia Ward and
Helen Brock, all of Wewahitchka:
and three grandchildren,
Matthew Arnold. Kristie Whitfield.
and Jamie Whitfield II.
Funeral services were held at
3:00 p.m.. C.T.. at the United
Pentecostal Church- on Monday.
March 9. Iriterment followed in
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home. Wewahitchka Branch
Lillian Strange Henning
Williams passed away Tuesday.
March 10 after an extended ill-
ness. Born June 27, 1921. she
was a member of Long Avenue
Baptist Church. and was a mem-
ber of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by her hus-
band Cawthon Williams; step-
children, Frances and Jimmie
Suggs of, St. Petersburg, John
Paul Henning and his wife, Peggy,
of Kentucky, James and Wanda'
Gibson of Pensacola, and Charles
and Sandra Williams .of Cedar
-Funeral senqces will be held
at 2:00 p.m. Thursday. March 12
(today), at Long Avenue Baptist
Church, conducted by Rev. Curtis
All services are under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.
Patterson Reed, 87, of Port St.
Joe, died Wednesday in
Blountstown. A native of Grand
Ridge, he was a longtime resident
of Port St. Joe.
He is survived by a son, Larry
Reed of Bronx, New York; a
daughter, Linda Reed of
Attapulgus, Georgia; and a broth-,
er, Lenzy Reed of Sneads.
The funeral service was held
at 1 p.m., CT, on Wednesday at
St. Rose A.M.E. Church, with
burial at the church cemetery.
Vann Funeral Home in Marianna
was in charge of arrangements.
Florida's frontier has disap-
peared and the Florida we are
also familiar with is fast following
suit, according to a novel entitled,
"New Lands", written in 1893.
How does the state continue
to grow and still maintain the life-
style which attracted so many
people to Florida in. the first
place. To do this, the state has in-
itiated a program to help commu-
nities-especially smaller commu-
nities-to deal with the .trauma
involved with growth of infra-
structure, and numbers of people.
Recognizing that overcrowd-
ing, inconvenience, crime, traffic,
schools, sanitary services, etc.,
cause people problems and:
stress, the series of conferences is
tailored to recognize these prob-
lems and to plan to defuse them
before they enter the lifestyle.
,The program is entitled, "Sus-
tainable Florida" and one, of the
conferences was held in Port. St.
Joe Tuesday morning. Brought to
Port St. Joe through the efforts of
Jim Newsome, environmentalist
for Arizona Chemical, the confer-
ence attracted some three dozen
people-all by inmitation-which
dissected the attributes which at-
tracted them to Gulf County and
Port St. Joe, and consider what
wed'could do to maintain these at-
tributes : should huge growth
come to the county. The confer-'.
ence was held in the Corrine Co-
stin Gibson public library
It was. the unanimous: opin-
ion' that some growth was bound
to be reflected in the county, but
nobody would, hazard a guess as
to what extent this growth would
Led by Donald R/ Lesh and
Diane Delaney Lowrie, assisted
by Jeremy Craft, of Tallahassee,
the conference was the fourth
session, state-wide, and the first
Held in a small Panhandle city.
WHAT DO YOU HAVE
Ms. LowTie led the conferees
In a round table discussion about
.the attributes of Gulf County,.
such as fine neighbors, the feel-
ing of safety for themselves and
their children; good amenities.
such as schools, churches, ser-
vices, beautiful beaches, wide
open spaces to hunt and fish, etc.
SNearly a half hour was spent,
laming pluses of the area and a
determination that the location
not lose its down-home" atmos-
*Lesh remarked that the area
should set "sustainable require-
ments". "Determine that you
won't let a particular development
go beyond a certain point or di-
rection before you call a halt. Do
this before growth begins and you
can direct it because developers
will then know just how far they
can go," Lesh advised.
'We're running out of Flori-
da," to expand in a hap-hazard
fashion, "and they're not making
anymore," he said. "we've got to
do with what we have!"
Lesh remarked that Port St.
Joe was the smallest city in Flori-
da to:host such a conference, so
the 'warning' should do some
"Determine the quality of life
you want to maintain and tailor
your future development with this
in mind," he advised. 'Sustaina-
ble' not .'regulation' should be the
buzz-word. Determine what your
particular area can sustain and
set your parameters accordingly,"
The! team advised that this
conference; is setting the pace for
the rest of the nation. "It is a na-
tional model. There is no other
state in the nation which has
come up with this concept to put
sensible brakes on unbridled
growth," Lesh said.
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(From Page 1)
county's waterways that unsea-
sonably high river readings
recorded throughout the winter
months have made the rivers sus-
ceptible to flood conditions.
Shelter at' Wewa
A Red Cross,shelter was set
up Tuesday at the Community
Building in Wewahitchka, accord-
ing to Wells. Evacuated residents
can seek lodging at the site.
'Meals are also available at the
Community Building. Anyone in
need of shelter assistance should
contact the Emergency Opera-
tions Center at 229-9110 or the
Gulf County Sheriffs Office at
Due to the number of coun-
ties throughout the state under
disaster situation, difficulties are
being encountered in accessing
potable water; but officials antici-
pate having it available at the
shelter and all check points in the
North Gulf County
Roads Are Closed
According to Bobby Knee, of'
the Gulf County Road
Department, the following roads
remained closed as a result of the
excessive rains-Bird Avenue,
Gaskin Side Camp Road, Daniels
Road, Pleasant Rest, Roberts
Road, Bay City Road and Ross
Anyone with questions con-
cerning sandbags should call the
Gulf County Road Department at
Major Damage ,In 1994
Floods spurred by Tropical
Storm Alberto in 1994 destroyed
or damaged 621 residences in
Gulf County.' Thirty-seven homes
and 34 mobile homes were com-
pletely destroyed and 459 homes
Sand 32 mobile homes received
Major damage.: The remaining
number had minor water damage
from the flood.
Weekend Storm Damage
The most severe damage from
this past weekend's storm
occurred east of St. Joe Beach
when a waterspout came ashore
Saturday afternoon and totally
removed the roof from atop a
j $5,000 Payment
Bill Lyles, president of the
Board of Directors and Jerry Sto-
koe, the Executive Director. pre-
sented Greg Johnson. president
of Citizens Federal Bank. with the
second payment on the Stiles
Brown Senior Citizens and Com-
munity Center. This payment was
made possible by a grant from
the George Tapper Foundation
and the generosity of the commu-
Mr. Lyles and Mr. Stokoe
would like to express their appre-
ciation to the community for sup-
porting their fundraisingg events.
, Anyone who would like to make a
Donation to the building fund
may contact Mr. Lyles or Mr. Sto-
koe at 229-8466.
B. J. Presnell
Came Out on Top
B.J. Presnell competed well
in the Cupid Classic, which took
place in Clearwater, on February
15. She placed second on the
vault, scoring 9.225, first on une-
ven bars, (8.85), first on floor,
(8.85), first on the balance beam
(8.80), and first in the all-around
On March 1, she competed at
the Sports X-Treme Classic in
Mobile, Alabama. B.J. placed first
in all the events and first in the
all-around competition, with a
score of 34.10. Her team from Pa-
nastics received first place in the
Later that month, on March
7, at the Mardi Gras Magic meet
in Pensacola, B.J. competed
again, placing first on the beam,
first on the bars, with a score of
9.00, first on the vault, with a
score of 9.40, and first all-
rental house on the beach side of
Highway 98. The neighboring
house also received wind damage
from the waterspout and debris
blown against it from the other
badly damaged home.
Two vehicles also received
damage from the flying debris.
Another waterspout was
reported Sunday at Sun Ray
Court in Beacon Hill. It destroyed
a carport and damaged roofs as it
made its way ashore.
Stormwater drainage created
a problem in several areas as rain
fell quicker than drainage could
county needed to make sure those
things are spelled out before the
report goes to CFASPP. He also
stated that Dames and Moore had
conducted the study based on a
B-II airport, criteria rather than a
B-I (small aircraft only requiring
3,700 foot runway) which- is all
that was being asked for.
He also suggested a way the
county could relieve themselves
During an interview with
Weaver Wednesday morning, he
stated Scandy White Boats still
wants to come to Gulf County. He
did acknowledge that Leon
County had made some offers for
the firm to locate there.
"The county has waited 10
months to get this report from
Dames and Moore, yet refuse to
wait two weeks, voting to send it
on to CFASPP without being sure
it has correct and complete infor-
mation. It seems like they're vot-
ing against development and
growth in Gulf County," Weaver
In one of Butler's letters of
response from the review commit-
tee, he did request Dames and
Moore provide the county with a
copy of the draft study with the
proposed change s as soon as pos-
carry the water away. High tide
conditions accompanying the
storms magnified the problem
Three homes reportedly
received water damage in the St.
Joe Beach area. The City of Port
St. Joe reported seven homes
damaged as a result of the storm
waters and one home reportedly
received damage in Highland
Wells said six to eight inches
of rain was recorded in various
parts of Gulf County. 4
From Page 1)
In Other Business
*Julian Webb, consultant for
the City of Wewahitchka and Port
St. Joe for three Community
Development Block Grants.
requested the commission help
with matching funds for the grant
SWebb asked the board to des-
ignate $50,000 each in SHIP
funds to gain points on neighbor-
hood revitalization CDBG, in
Wewa and Port St. Joe. He'also
asked for 8125.000 in matching
funds to help Port St. Joe's appli-
cation for commercial revitaliza-
tion ,CDBG grant funds for Port
The board tabled the two
requests for SHIP matching funds
until the next regular board meet-
ing. They denied the request for
$125,000 stating a lack of funds
as their reason.
*Heard from John Smith
(Florida Association of Counties)
on efforts by the group to reduce
the county's financial part in
Article 5 court costs to counties.
Smith asked the board to
consider a resolution supporting
the constitutional revision com-
mittee putting the matter on
Florida ballots this year. ,
The board also discussed the
Rosslbility of introducing legisla-
Left to right: Greg Johnson, Bill Lyles and Jerry Stokoe, execu-
tive director of the Gulf County Senior Citizens Association.
Billy Carr s
by and See Becky Wood at
Highway 98 Port St. Joe
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1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera
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1996 Plymouth Breeze
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"New" Fire Truck at Mexico Beach
.The Mexico Beach Volunteer Fire Department received a "new" fire truck last month, an '85
International truck with 1,000 gallon tank and 1,250 gallon pumper. The department expressed its appre-
ciation to Chief Cooper and the Bay County Commission for their assistance in obtaining the truck. The
unit is currently seeking new members to aid in providing fire protection for the seaside community. They
train on the first and third Sunday of each month. Call the Mexico Beach'City Hall if you are interested
in joining the unit which usually responds to 15-20 calls a year, with the summer being their busiest time.
Shown from left are: Kevin Johnson, Terri Hendricks, William Kilpatrick, Fire Chief Donald Barfield,
Shirley Tipton, Birdette Tipton, Tim Coulter and Ivey Tatum. Three additional firefighters were not pre-
sent for the photograph-Ray Aylmer, Brian Cathey and Willie House. Chief Barfield has served seven
years on the fire department, and was the prior assistant chief.
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tion that would help counties who
suffer major shortfalls in tax dis-
putes such as the current litiga-
tion with Florida Coast Paper
Company over personal property
*Chief Administrator Don
'Butler informed the board that
the Planning and' Review Board
would be reviewing the county's
proposed subdivision ordinance
at its meeting' Tuesday, March
17th at 10:00 a.m.
Board chairman Warren
Yeager said he would set up a
board workshop on the ordinnnce
after the planning board meeting.
.*Heard- complaints from
White -City residents about dog
problems. The board noted they
were in the process of developing
an ordinance to address the
issue. Chairman Yeager said it
should be addressed at the next
*Discussed ,.beach access
problems at the Stumphole
access point. Butler stated DOT
was supposed to be back to fix the
access problem within a few days.
Honey Bees & the Bee
Honey bees are vital to com-
mercial crop production. They
also help pollinate fruits,' iegeta-
bles, and plants that provide food
and shelter for wildlife and pre-
vent soil erosion.
'George Watkins, an Apalachi-
,cola bee keeper %will give a presen-
tation, on honey bees and the bee
keeping industry on Monday
evening. March, 23rd at the
Apalachicola Reserve from 7 to 8
Chairman Yeager suggested if the
'work isn't complete within two
weeks, the county should take
care of the work.
*Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford announced the county
wouldhave an Amnesty Day on
Saturday. May 23.'
'p.m. '.' -
Mr. Watkins will give a slide
presentation and show an active'
bee hive along with bee keeping
To reach the reserve, go to the
north end of Market Street. aid
turn left at the stop sign,' by the
Scipio Creek Marina in
Apalachicola. For more informa-
tion, call (850) 653-8063.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL:. THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1998 PAGE 9A
Day of Baseball Saturday
Port St. Joe Dixie Baseball
League's first pitch of the season
will cross home plate this
Saturday, March 14th at the com-
plex between, Eighth and Tenth
Streets in Port St. Joe.
"It will be launched at 8:30
a.m. from atop the major league
mound out of the hand of recent-
ly retired Port St. Joe Recreation
Director James "Benny" Roberts
to officially begin the 1998 Day of
Baseball and regular season play.
Also on hand to begin the fes-
tivities will be Faith Bible
Church's Rev. Bill Taylor, deliver-
ing the morning's invocation and
Long Avenue Baptist Minister of
Music Mark Jones, performing
the National Anthem as the ROTC
drill team from Port St. Joe High
School displays the colors.
The Day lf Baseball has been
held annually for many years as a
fmundraiser for the local league and
a chance for the young men and
ladies to "get their feet wet" [hope-
fully; not literally] in the practices
of teamwork and sportsmanship.
Traditionally,, it ,is, held on. the
Saturday preceding their regular
season schedule. ,
Exhibition games, for all age,
groups,: from 5-year olds to 14-
year ol1ds, will be played through-
out the day with the first begin-
ning at 8:30 a.m.. E.T.
The nightcap game is sched-
uled to start at 7:00 p.m.. E.T., at
the Dixie Boys field [adjacent to
Shark Stadium]. This year will be
the first opportunity for this
league reinstated last year to
involve 13- and 14- year olds to
participate in the annual Day of
As always, the parents of the
players will be operating a full
concession stand during, the
entire day. On sale for your enjoy-
ment will be hamburgers (fresh
off the grill), hot dogs cool Pepsi
Cola products, hot coffee or
chocolate, potato chips, popcorn,
and a variety of candy bars, candy
and gum-anything you'd need to
munch on while spending an
enjoyable day of youth baseball!
This year the league. consists
of 23 teams (four each in the T-
Ball and Coach Pitch Leagues; six
each in the Minor land Major
Leagues; and three in the Dixie
Boys League) totalling 253 boys
and, girls from the south Gulf
Local businesses who are
Sponsoring teams for this season
*are: Arizona Chemical, Buzzett's
Drug Store Carmfpbell's Drug
Store, Carpet Country, Coastal
Service Company. Cox &
Associates, Inc., Sharon's Cafe
(From Page 3)
against all odds the Port St. Joe
Tiger Sharks beat the Westmin-
ster Academy Lions.
: The scene was one that I had
witnessed 3 times before. There
;was Darrell Dawson in his gold
.shirt leading the cheering; Paul
:Sewell was coaching from the
side; and 1,000 of St. Joe's faith-
ful standing to their feet. Oh yes,
I had been here before.
St. Joe won the game in the
third quarter. I felt. The Lions
never saw it coming, and then it
was too late. It was a sweet victo-
ry for our team. We may have
been down during this year, but
we were never out.
It was a sweet victory for me
also. This was my daughter's 4th
and final year as the video tech for
the team. I wanted this victory for
her. For fouf years I have traveled
with this team, ate with them.
made good luck towels-we have
,f ;become family. Jennifer has had
15 adopted brothers each year
who have looked after her, picked
on her and shared their own fam-
ilies with her. .
The victory Saturday after-
noon was a very emotional one for
all of the seniors-Kelon McNair,
Jeremy Dixon, Tyson Pittman,
Kyle Adkison, Darius Chambers,
SGermaine Peterson (scorekeeper)
and Jennifer Gaddis (video tech).
SThis was the last time that they
would be together as a team. It
truly was a Kodak moment arid I
have the pictures to prove it.:
Let me end this long letter Mr.
Ramsey, by saying how proud I
am of our team and our coaches
and our fans for the way they rep-
resent our .area. To Coach
Epplnette, I would like to say
"Thank you" for allowing me to be
Sa part of your team family, and for
taking a chance on a young 9th
grade girl who just wanted to film
f basketball games.
To the past and present team
,members ..... Mrs. Gaddis loves
you all. And to those of you who
think that we won't have a good
team next year ..... let me just
end by saying...... This ain't
nothing but a PSJ party
P.S. Happy Birthday Coach
and Wewahitchka State Bank.
Other sponsors are: First
Union National Bank, J. Patrick
Floyd, P.A., Material Transfer,
Inc., Rich's I.G.A., St. Joe Natural
Gas Company, GT Comr, Active
Styles Beauty Salon, I.B.S.,
Florida Coast Paper Company,
L.L.C., Gulf Fabricating, Linda's
Restau-rant, The Star Publishing
Company, Discount Auto Parts.
Piggly Wiggly and The Cabinet
The regular season games for
the Port St. Joe league will begin
on Monday, March 16th at 5:30
p.m. It will continue on every
weekday for the next 10 weeks at
the same time on every field, so
come on out and support the local
FIELD SCHEDULE '
T-Ball-Game # l Buzzett's
Drugs vs. Campbell's Drugs at,
9:00; Game #2 Sharon's Cafe vs.
Coastal Service at 11:00.
Coach Pitch-Game #3 -
Arizona Chemical vs. Cox &
Associates at 1:00; Game #4 -
Carpet Country vs. Wewa Bank at'
Game # 1 First Union vs. GT
Corn at 8:45; Game #2 St. Joe
Natural Gas vs. I.G.A. at 10:45;
Game #3 Legal Lasers vs. M.T.I.
at 12:45; Game #4 I.G.A. vs.
First Union at 2:15; Game #5 GT
Corn vs. Legal Lasers at 3:45;
Game #6 M.T.I. vs. St. Joe
:Natural Gas at 5:15.
Game #1 Linda's vs. Florida
Coast at 8:30: Game #2 Active
Styles vs. IBS at 10:30: Game #3
- Gulf Fabricating vs. Stars at
12:30; Game N4 IBS vs. Linda's
,at 2:00; Game #5 Stars vs.
Active Styles at 3:30; Game #6 -
Florida Coast vs. Gulf Fabricating
DIXIE BOYS LEAGUE -
Game #1 Discount Auto
,parts vs. Piggly "Wiggly at 4:00;
Game #2 Piggly Wiggly vs.
Cabinet Shoppe at 5:30; Game #3
Cabinet Shoppe vs. Discount
Auto Parts at 7:00. ..
St. Joe Gets In Two
Games Around Weather,
PORT ST. JOE 5, LIBERTY COUNTY 3
THURSDAY, MARCH 5
The Port St. Joe Sharks' base-:
ball team picked up Its fourth win
of the season to improve to 4-2
with Thursday night's 5-3 win
over Liberty County.
Both teams scored one run in
the first inning and were tied until
the top of the fifth Inning when
Port St. Joe scored three runs to
take a 4-1 lead.
The Bulldogs scored two runs
in the bottom of the sixth inning
to, pull within one run, 4-3. The
Sharks scored another run in the
top of the seventh and held
Liberty County scoreless in the
bottom of the seventh.
Jarred Patterson (2-1) threw a
complete game five-hitter and
struck out four batters to pick up
the win for the Sharks. Patterson
walked two and gave up two
Ryan Stephens went two for
three to lead Port St. Joe offen-
sively. Wayne Summers, Patter-
son and Koran Peters each. had
one hit. Summers had a double
With a RBI. while Patterson had
one RBI for the Sharks.
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PORT ST. JOE 16, CARRABELLE 0
TUESDAY, MARCH 10
The Port St. Joe Sharks
, crushed Carrabelle in Tuesday
night's game. that was shortened
due to the mercy rule, to improve
to 5-2 on the season.
Wayne Summers (2-1) threw a
no-hit shut-out for the Sharks
and only allowed one base runner.
Summers collected I I strike-outs
and hit one batter in his five
innings on the mound.
The Sharks scored 16 runs on
14 hits. Jarred Patterson went
four for four with a double, triple
and a RBI. Brett Lowry went three
for three with four RBI. and
Wayne Summers went two for two
with four RBI and a three-run
Ryan Stephens. Ashley
Stephens. James Daniels, Jim
Faison and Matt Terry each had
one hit. Ryan had three RBI and
Ashley had two RBI. Daniels' hit
was a triple and Faison's was a
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
two pistol matches on Saturday
morning, March 14th, starting ,at
9:30. Registration and set-up will
start at 8:30.
The first match will be a .22
RF bullseye match consisting of
90 shots fired at bullseye targets
placed 25 yards from the shooter.
After this match is completed a
metallic silhouette match will be
shot. This match consists of 40
shots fired at metal targets placed
at 40 to 100 yards from the shoot-
er. Any common handgun caliber
that will not damage the targets
may be used in this match.
Trophies will be awarded for
each match. All handgun shoot-
ers are invited to come out and
have some fun shooting in these
Last Saturday, the club held
their monthly hi-power rifle sil-
houette match, This match con-
sisted of 20 shots fired at metal
PSJ 517 3X -16140
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The Sharks are scheduledto
begin play in the Florida High
Tournament at FSLj tonight
(Thursday) in Tallahassee against
Godby at 7:00 ET, and again at
4:00 Friday. Monday, March 16th
they will travel to Apalachicola for
a 7:00 ET game.
PORT ST. JOE 3, BLOUNTSTOWN 5
TUESDAY, MARCH 10
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
recorded their first loss of the sea-
son Tuesday to Blountstown in a
District 3-2A game.
The Lady Sharks trailed 5-1
after Blountstown scored three
'runs on no hits in the top of the
second Inning. Port St. Joe com-
mitted four errors during the sec-
Sheila Hightower. Julie
Lanford, Emily Thompson and
Nelkole Royster each had one hit.
Thompson's hit was a double.
Bonnie Belin (2-1) threw all
seven Innings and gave up two
earned runs, four hits and two
walks. Belin struck out five bat-
ters and was recorded with the
loss for the Lady Sharks (2-1).
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The Lady Sharks will contin-
ue their schedule Friday in
Chipley at 4:30 ET (rescheduled
from March 3rd). Saturday they
will play in the Bay High Weekend
tourney against Mosley at 11:30
and Fort Walton Beach at 1:30.
targets placed 200 and 300 yards
from the firing line.
LMark Lyle was the winner by
knocking down seven targets;
John Winfield, second with six:
and Dale Marshall, third with five
targets. The weather wasn't the
nicest for shooting, but everyone
enjoyed the challenge of hitting
these targets. For Information
about the monthly matches call
The American Red Cross con-
tinues to assist the victims of
flooding in Suwannee, Hamilton
and Columbia counties. The ARC
has been assisting flood victims
'with meals, bottled water, shelter,
health (nursing) services and
financial assistance to purchase
food. clothing and furniture and
make emergency home repairs
since the rains began on February
All assistance given to victims
is a gift of the American people. If
you would like to make a financial
contribution, please send your
check to: Disaster Relief Fund,
American Red Cross, 187 Office
Plaza Drive, Tallahassee, FL
32301, or call 800/HELP NOW
LADY GATORS-Kneeling, from left: Kristin Jones, Mandy Little, Ashley Lister, Dawn Gortman,
Crystal Hendricks and Kimberley McMillion. Standing: Judith Husband, Shray Gilbault, Shalena
Freeman, Kristy Ward, Stephanie McDaniel, Silvia Daniels and Diana Taunton.
Record with Win
WEWAHITCHKA 5, PONCE DE LEON 2
TUESDAY, MARCH 10
The Wewahitchka Gators
improved their standings with
Tuesday's 5-2 victory over Ponce
Dave Davis and Kelly
Forehand combined for a four-
hitter. Davis (2-2)- threw three
innings for the Gators and gave
up one earned run on two hits
and three walks. He also struck
out four batters. .
Forehand gave up. two hits,
three walks' and struck 'out six
batters in his four innings of relief
for the save. ,
Brandon Jones went two for
four at the plate to lead Wewa
offensively. Champ Traylor, Ike
SMincy and Kelly Forehand each
had one hit. Traylor had a double
with two RBI, while Mincy and
Forehand each had one RBI.
"The positive thing was that
we won." said Coach Kearce. "We
lacked mental sharpness. partly
because we haven't played in a
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The Wewahitchka Gators
baseball team will take the field
next to participate in the
Okaloosa County Tourney.
Thursday at 4:30 CT they will
play SmNTna. Tennessee in Jet
Stadium: Friday at 4:00 CT at
Fort Walton Beach in Jet
Stadium; and Saturday at 10:00
CT in Choctawhatchee. :
They) are scheduled to play
,Ponce de Leon on Wewa's home
field on Tuesday, March 17th at
5:30 CT. : ,- .
Lady Gators to Play
Wewahitchka's Lady Gators
softball team will travel to
Apalachicola for a game today at
3:30 and at Bay High on Friday at
1:30. Saturday. the ladies will
meet an Enterprise. Alabama
team in Panama City for a 10:30
Tuesday, March 17th, the
Lady Gators will be on the road
again to Blountstown for a 5:30
game. All game times are central
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PAGE 10A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1998
ST. JOE 74, TAMPA PREP 64
Thursday, March 5
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks'
up-tempo, style of offense and
their full court pressure defense
was just too much for the #1
ranked Tampa Prep Terrapins in
Thursday's Class 2A semi-final
held at the Lakeland Center.
The Tiger Sharks struggled at
the beginning of the game and
made frequent turnovers, most of'
them on traveling violations. Port
St. Joe trailed 17-10 to Tampa
Prep at the end of the first quar-
ter, but the Tiger Shark defense
started to take effect and Port St..
Joe outscored the Terrapins in
each of the final three penods of
"We knew that they would
have a comfort zone early in the
game, and we stuck to our game
plan," said Coach .Vernon
"We played an up-tempo, style,-
of game and used a lot of kids off-
the bench to try and wear them,
The Tiger Sharks' outseored-
Tampa Prep 16-14 in the second
quarter; but Prep took a 31-26
lead into the half. Tyson Pittman
kept the Tiger Sharks in the game
during the first half with his 15
Rod Chambers hit a three-
pointer with 30 seconds left in the
third quarter and James Daniels'
also' hit a three-pointer at the
buzzer to pull the Tiger Sharks
within two points, 47-45.
Port St. Joe took their first
lead of the game, 51-49. with
Tyson Pittman's three-pointer
with 6:18 left in the final period.
S,Tampa Prep was a great ball
Steam," said Eppinette. "We played
good against the 6'11" Sanders.
He still scored a lot of points
Westminster hit a shot at the
buzzer to take a 16-15 lead at the
end of the first quarter. The Tiger
Pressley 6, Housefield 9, Bishop
12, Wood 7, Cronin 2.
ST. JOE 15 13 17 16 61
W.A. 16 12 8 7 43
Tremaine Lewis (34), Clay Smallwood, Kyle Adkison (14), Lance
Larry and other members of the Tiger Sharks celebrate after
Saturday's state championship game.
because he Is a great player."
ST. JOE (74) Adkison 1. R.
Chambers 17. Daniels 11, Dixon
3, Larry 2, McNair 10. Pittman 30.
Travis Jenkins (24) puts the pressure on Tampa Prep's guard in
Thursday's semi-final game.
Tyson Pittman (41). the Class 2A MVP, puts in two of his 24
points in Saturday's championship game.
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James Daniels (20) and Mosi Quinn (12) apply the trap against
Westminster's point guard Jona Elisco.
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The Tiger Sharks made their
free throws down the stretch of
the game to maintain: the lead.
Rod Chambers and Kelon McNair,,
both made a key lay-up and twoo
foul shots during the final minute
of the game to help clinch the
Tiger Sharks' berth in the finals.
Tyson Pittman's game-high
30 points paced the Tiger Sharks'
offense. Pittman made three of six
three-point attempts and was five,
of six at the foul line.
Three other Port St. Joe play-
ers also scored in double-digits.
Rod Chambers hit three three-
pointers and had 17 points;
James Daniels hit 11 points; and
Keion McNair added 10 points for
the Tiger Sharks.
"Tyson played with a lot of
heart, and we had some plays to
get him open on the outside by
setting screens on Sanders," said
Coach Eppinette. "Percentage
wise, Tyson is our best three-
"I'm very proud of our kids,
OPPONENT (64) Bailey 4,
Childs 13, Smith 5, McClain 2,
Sanders 23, Davis 8, Bevis 9.
SST. JOE 10 16 19 29 74
T. PREP '1714 16 17 -"64
PORT ST. JOE 61
WESTMINSTER ACADEMY 43
Saturday, March 7
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
continued their dominance in
boys' basketball with Saturday's
61-43 win over Fort Lauderdale
Westminster Academy for the
Class 2A State Championship.
The Tiger Sharks' win gave
them their third straight state
championship and their fourth in
five years. Port St. Joe posts a 14-
2 record in the Final Four and! a
7-0 record in championship
Only two teams have won
more than Port St. Joe's seven
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Sharks bounced back to outscore
the Fort Lauderdale team 13-12
in the second quarter to tie the
game at 28-28 at halftime.
"1 didn't think we played as
hard as we could in the first half."
said Coach Eppinette.
Tyson Pittman had 12 points
and James Daniels had 11 points
in the first half of play.
The Tiger' Sharks started off
the second half with a 6-0 run
and went on to outscore
Westminster 17-8 in. the third
"We switched from our full
court trap to a half court trap in
the second half," said Eppinette.
"We stepped up in the second
half, put a lot more pressure on
the ball, and took them out of
their game plan."
Port St. J6e also outscored
Fort Lauderdale 16-7 in the final
period of play for an 18 point vic-
"We have a lot of young kids,
and they came a long way this
season," said Eppinette. "They
were patient passing the ball in
our half court offense and did a
much better job rebounding in
the second half." ,
"Kyle was a ,key player on
defense. He brought in, a lot -of
emotion and helped raise our
intensity," added the coach.
James Daniels finished with a
game-high 25 points to lead the
Tiger Sharks. Tyson Pittman fol-
lowed with 24 points for Port St.
Tyson Pittman scored a com-
bined 54 points in the Tiger
Sharks' two games and was
named the "Class 2A M.V.P. of the
Tournament". James Daniels was
also named to the All-
ST. JOE (61) R. Chambers 5,
Daniels 25. Larry 4, McNair 3,
WESTMINSTER (43) Elisco 7,
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE,. FL THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1998 2AGE 3
Mexico Beach Building Fishing Reefs
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By Georgia Firm
Several sportsmen at Mexico
Beach have organized themselves
into a non-profit corporation and
named it "TEAM", which is an ac-
ronym for 'Together Everyone Ac-
complishes More". The purpose of
the organization is to foster, seek
grants, maintain and promote the
building of off-shore fishing reefs
in this area.
One of the first activities of
the organization-since building
its initial fishing reef-is to estab-
lish a more or less monthly news-
letter, which it has aptly, also,
X named 'TEAM".
The new T organization has
elected itself a slate of officers
consisting of: Bill Cranford, Presi-
dent; Ron Childs, Vice President;
Chip Blackburn, Treasurer, and
Ron Johnson, temporary editor of
the newsletter. Tom Marquardt is
director of the first two fishing
tournaments the organization has
planned for the coming year, as
fund raisers. Three tournaments
have been scheduled, in all, for
this year, with the: first being
April 18 and 19 and the second,
April 20. 21 and 22.
BUILD FISHING REEFS
The primary purpose of the
organization is to raise money for
and build fishing reefs. Along
With the building of the reefs, it is
also scheduling a periodical ex-
amination and repairs to estab-
Currently, the organization is
in the process of preparing two
grant applications for the con-
struction of additional reefs. Both
grant applications are for
$25,000. One grant is in the
name of the City of Mexico Beach
and the other Is In the name of
the organization for an additional
Last year the group of citi-
z. ens was responsible for securing
a grant for $25.000 which they
used to purchase 83 "reef balls"
which were placed along with 80
privately purchased reef balls to
place on 22 separate sites adja-
cent to Mexico Beach.
The organization settled on
the reef balls as its preferred reef
material last year. The balls are
mushroom-shaped, about three
feet In height and five 'feet across
the bottom. They contain several
holes In the sides to allow water
land fish] to circulate inside the
-CEMENT MIXER BOWLS-
Just recently, the organiza-
tion received a donation of 36
scrapped cement mixer drums.
which it plans to dump in the
Gulf of Mexico, forming a huge
reef, from Earl Nichols., owner of
the Nichols Tractor Company of
Bainbridge. Georgia. The drums
must first be prepared for reef
duty before dumping. Nine of the
36 have been delivered to Port St.
Joe. where they will be prepared
for reefs and dumped in the gulf.
The ultimate goal of the or-
ganization Is to place 1,000 reef
balls In 200 sites it has already
received approval for, over the
next ten years. This should create
ample fishing reefs in the entire
area to be utilized by sportsmen.
The reefs have been planned for
deep water as well as close in
shallow water deployment for
R We 1
t 4 New ,H
those with smaller boats.
In the meantime, residents
are being solicited for their contri-
butions, help and support, in or-
der to continue with their pri-
mary purpose of enhancing sport
fishing in the immediate area.
Contributions are tax deduct-
Trooper Jerry F. Allen
.- ---.rooper-derry -F -Aller "-has-
been assigned to the Dothan
State Trooper Post and will be
working primarily in Coffee
Allen is the son of Larry and
Shirley Allen of Gordon, Alabama,
and the grandson of Fauline and
Doris Watford of Malone and the
late Noah Dean and Alma Allen of
Port St. Joe. He is a 1989 gradate
of Malone High School.
He was a member of the latest
graduating class at the Alabama
State Troopers Academy (Class
97-B with 53 members) of troop-
ers to join the ranks of veteran
state troopers patrolling the
The new officers were admin-
istered the oath of office and com-
missioned by Col. L. N. Hagan.
Director of the Alabama
g. ,ITT11 "L
Department of Public Safety on
December 5, 1997.
The new troopers reported to
their respective trooper posts
throughout Alabama and began
an eight-week field training and
evaluation program under the
supenrision of veteran state troop-
Trooper Allen, along vith his
fellow officers, completed 760
hours of intensive training at the
'-Alabama Criminal Justice
Training Center in Selma.
Alabama in preparation for initial
duty assignments in the Highway
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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection pro-
hibits dumping yard debris in a C & D Landfill.
As of April 1, 1998, Wetoppo C & D Landfill can no longer
accept yard debris for disposal. A list of allowable Items is
available at the Wetappo Scale House and the Solid
Waste Deportment. Five Points Landfill will continue: to
accept yard debris.
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners regrets
' this action and is vigorously pursuing a change in legisla-
Gulf County Solid Waste Department, Telephone: 227-
3696, Faxi 227-1 185.
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4t1C March 5. 12. 19 ara 2. 1998
PAIG, 2B" THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1998
Wewa Student Wins Trip to.
'International Science Fair
Eight Wewahitchka High
School students placed in the top
three in their categories, winning
a total of 19 awards at the
Chipola Regional Science Fair.
One student won the grand
prize award in the physical divi-
sion, while another won the third
place overall award. Two students
P will be going to the State Science
Fair, while.. one qualified for the
International Science Fair. Also,
these eight students, won nine
Chris White was the big win-
ner by placing first In his catego-
ry, earth and space, and winning
the "Best Physical Overall Award",
which qualified him for the State
Science Fair which is to be held in
Lakeland April 1' through 4, and
for the International Science Fair,
which is tb be held in Forth
Worth, Texas in May.
This is the second year in a
row that Chris has own; the
"Overall Award'" and qualified for
the .state and international sci-
ence fairs in the senior division.
Also, in the senior division,
Bradley Shavers won first place in
math; Myron ,may won. second,
place in microbiology; Josh
Baxley %won second place in envi-
ronmental; and Patrick Kerrigan
won third place in environmental.
In the junjor.division, Judith
Husband won first place In envi-
ronmental and the third place
runner-up trophy for the best
overall project. This qualified her
to move on to state competition.
Sean Kerrigan won third place in
botany, while Lindsey Carter was
awarded second place in chem.-
In the junior division, Judith
Husband was presented the
"Springhlll Landfill Award", given
to the best environmental'or recy-
I In the senior division, Bradley
Shavers won. the "National
Council .of Teachers .:of
Mathematics Award"; Myron May,
the "U.S. Army Award for
Scientific Excellence": Josh
Baxley, the "Marianna BPOI
Lodge #1516 Award"; and Patrick
Kerrigan, first place in the "U.S.
Air Force Award"..
Chris White received four spe-
cial awards including third place
in the "U.S. Air Force Award", the
"Association for Women
Geoscientists Award", the "U.S.
Navy/Marine Corps Distin-
guished Achievement Award". and
the "North Florida Research and
Education Center Award".
Students who represented Wewahitchka High School and
Wewahitchka Elementary School recently, at the Chipola
Regional Science Fair are shown in the photo above.
In front, seated from left, are Sarah Grimes, Dawn Gortman,
Lindsey Carter. Judith Husband, Gregory Barnett, Travis
Andrews and Jesse Knee. Standing in back, from left, are Don
Rich, Josh Baxley,, Jack Husband, Chris White, Myron May,
Patrick Kerrigan, Sean Kerrigan and Kyle Smith.
U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture surplus commodities will be
distributed to eligible area resi-
dents on March 17th and 19th.
The foods will be distributed at
the old senior citizens building in
Port St. Joe and the senior citi-
zens building in Wewahitchka.
The distribution in Port St.
Joe will be on Tuesday, March
17th, from 1 until 3 p.m., CT, and
the distribution in Wewahitchka
will be on Thuf"sday, March 19th,
from 12 until 2 p.m., CT.
Recipients must have a
current commodity card to receive
their commodities. There will be
no registration at the distribution,
centers. Anyone who has
questions concerning their eligi-
bility or would like to sign up
should call 229-9114, 639-5068,
or stop by the commodity office in
the Gull County Courthouse prior
to these dates.
Wewahitchka residents may
come to the Old Courthouse on
Wednesday, NMarch 18th. from
12:30 to 4:30 p.m.. CT, to certify.
Any household whose gross
Income is not in excess of the
state-established maximum per-
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will be meeting,
on Thursday,. March 19, at 4:00
p.m.. ET. at the Gulf County Pub-
lic Library, located on Highway
71IN In Port St. Joe.
The public is welcome and
encouraged to attend. For more'
information, please contact Don:
Washabaugh, chair, at 227-7340
-or Charlene Stephens, council co-
ordinator, at 482-9618.
centage of the poverty line for the
appropriate household size or
who can prove its eligibility for,'
Food Stamps, Aid to Families with
Dependent Children (AFDC),
Supplemental .Security Income
(551), or Medicaid is eligible to.
receive the USDA foods.
Documents accepted as proof
of eligibility include proof of eligi-
ability in the above programs. As
an alternative to providing such
documents, a household may
simply complete an application
giving total household income.
Rules for acceptance and par-
ticipation in the program are the
same for everyone without regard
to race, color, national origin, age,
sex or handicap.
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By: Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist
Consider the fact that. in the
course of one mile. a runner's heels
strike the ground about 1.000
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imposing forces of up to three times
.the body weight on the bearing part
of the foot
The number of heel injuries
would be greater among runners if it
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to ensure that the heel is cupped
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. MARCH 12, 1998 PAGE 3B
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 3) Approve preliminary plat of Surfslde
JANUARY 27,1998 Estates Phase II subdivision. Commissioner
27,198 TI, Traylor motioned to approve this preliminary
RBEGULAR MEETING plat as recommended by the PDRB, and
The Gulf County Board of County Chairman Yeager passed the chair to Vice
Commissioners met this date in regular ses- Chairman Knox, and seconded the motion.
sion with the following members present: After discussion about the road through the
Chairman Warren J. Yeager, Jr. and subdivision, the motion failed 4 to 1, with
Commissioners Tommy Knox, Nathan Peters, Commissioner Yeager voting yes. Chairman
Jr., John Stanley, Jr., and Billy E. Traylor. Knox returned the chair to Commissioner
Others present were: County Attorney Yeager.
Timothy McFarland, Deputy Clerk Towan CONTRACT WEWAHITCHKA AMBU-
McLemore. Chief Administrator Don Butler, LANCE SERVICE EMT'S-Chief Administra-
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg, tor Butler presented a proposed employee
Administrator/Emergency Management contract for the Wewahitchka Ambulance
Director Larry Wells, Emergency Service EMT's for the Board's approval.
Management/911 Coordinator Marshall Commissioner Peters motioned to approve
Nelson, County Engineer Bill Kennedy, Road the contract, and Commissioner Stanley sec-
Superintendent Bob Lester, Solid Waste onded the motion for discussion. After dis-
Director Joe Danford, South Gulf County cussion that the Board approved a total of 48
E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffln, Veterans' hours per week, the motion passed unani-
Service Officer/S.H.I.P. Administrator Bo mously.'
Williams, and Sheriffs Department Captain ROAD DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES /
Joe Nugent. UNION-Upon motion by Commissioner
The meeting was called to order at 6:01 Peters, second by Commissioner Traylor. and
p.m., E.S.T. Unanimous vote, the Board agreed to post
Administratof'Wells opened the meeting two (2) Truck Driver II positions for the Road
with prayer, and chairman Yeager led the Department.
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. ADVERTISE FOR BIDS A/C EQUIP-
CONSENT AGENDA I SUPPLEMENTAL MENT MOSQUITO CONTROL DEPART-
CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion by MENT-Upon motion by Commissioner
Commissioner Traylor; second by Peters, second by Commissioner Traylor, and
Commissioner Knox, and unanimous vote, unanimous vote, the Board agreed to adver-
the Board approved the Consent Agenda and tise to receive sealed bids for an R- 12 (Freon)
Supplemental Consent Agenda, as follows: recharger and reclaimer, an R-1 34A (Freon)
ONSeiNTAGENDA:" .. recharger and reclaimer and an electronic
s (Freon) leak detector for the Mosquito Control
) Minutes ,Department.
-January 13,1998 Regular Meeting STATE ROAD 71 / MAINTENANCE-
2) S.H.I.P. Program Chief Administrator Butler reported that he
-Rehabilitation Loans (not to exceed had contacted the Department of
85.000.00 each) Transportation regarding repairs needed on
-Anila R. Askew. Maggie Bell. Geraldine State Road 71, and according to Mr. Brewton,
SWilliams. Jewerline Farmer., SR 71 is scheduled for re-paving as follows:
S Tv "a Calhoun County Line to Wewahitchka, July
3} Travel 1998-June 1999; Wewahitchka to Cypress
-BCC National Conference On Juvenile Creek, July 1999-June 2000.
Justice [Orlando "3122-25198) After discussion that the problem area
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENI AGENDA is from Cypress Creek to the Doc Whitfield
1) Invoice Road (which was recently re-paved), Chief
S-S. M. Marley & Associates Surveying Administrator Butler stated that he will con-
(#3003-1 Bryant $450.00 / #3003-8 tact Mr. Brewton regarding this area.
Goodwin $450.00 to be paid from T. S. INDUSTRIAL ROAD / DOC WHIT-
Alberto Buy-out Program Grant Funds) FIELD ROAD MAINTENANCE-Commis-
2) S.H.I.P. Program sioner Peters stated that the County needs to
pave the Industrial Road as soon as possible.
-Rehabilitation Loan Mr. & Mrs. Robert and Commissioner Stanley stated that tne
R. Leonard IS5.000.00) Doc Whitlleld Road also needs to be widened
-Down Payment Assi. Mr. .& Mrs. and re-paved.
Michael Fennell ($11,615.00) HIGHLAND VIEW WATER SYSTEM /
AIRPORT FEASIBILITY STUDY CON- BAY BREEZE SUBDIVISION-Upon motion
TRACT (BID #9697-21)-Larry Parker. of by Commissioner. Knox, second by
Dames & Moore, appeared before the Board Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
to discuss the amount of work required for the Board agreed to allow the owner of Bay
the airport feasibility study, stating that they Breeze Subdivision to connect to the
need a 60-day extension on the original con- Highland View Water System.
tract completion date. Mr. Parker discussed BEACH RENOURISHMENT-Solid
the feasibility study and reported that the Waste Director Danford reported that Gary
draft can be.sent to the CFASPP Committee 'Anderson (of Post, Buckley. Schuh, &
as soon as It Is completed fit will then be sent Jernigan) has notified him that funds are
to the Flonda Department ofTransportauon). available for beach renourishment. and all
Commissioner Peters motioned to allow the the County would be required to do is grant
60-day extension for completion of the study, them access to tre beach. The Board had no
and Commissioner Stanley seconded the objection.
motion. After further discussion about the
approval process, the motion passed unamni- SPECIAL MASTER HEARING -
mouslv. UNION-Admirdnistrator WVells reported that
mouy the Special Master hearing was held on
AIRPORT EXPANSION / ECONOMIC January 26th. and post hearing briefs must
DEVELOPMENT-John Cullen. of Gulf be filed within 30 days. He further reported
Aviation, reported that the airport will be that a ruling will be issued within 15 days
expanding Its services flight school. flight after the briefs are filed.
simulators etc.) and will be holding an open PERSONNEL POLICY UNION
house on March 28th. Mr. Cullen also PERSONNEL POLICY UNION
requested permission to assist the Boards Administrator Wells presented a draft of the
committee in reviewing the draft of the air- new personnel policy for the bargaining unrd
port feasibility study. employees, and requested that the Board
CESSNA DRIVE / COUNTY ROAD- hold a workshop to discuss it.
Leonard Costin reported that he came to dis- FLOODING APALACHICOLA RIVER-
cuss the status df Cessfia.EIil bul'-hehad .'. Emergency,.- l4nage.tent,, Direqor, ,\ells.
been notifled th .Attorn dMcEFarland. has th. ranked he Board for watching the river
the paperwork prepared for his signature (M r. readings aid assistiig in p6ttiig out precadu-
Cosun will quit-claim Cessna Drive to the tonary messages to the public regarding the
County: it will revert back to Mr. Costin if the possibility of flooding from the Apalachicola
grant to pave it is not received). River.
SCANDY WHITE BOATS / ECONOMIC WHITE CITY PARK / BOAT RAMP-
DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS AIR PARK- County Engineer Bill Kennedy reported that
Dennis Weaver appeared before the Board to the Department of Environmental Protection
thank The Star and the Chamber of permits for the Whilte Clt boat ramp hate
Commerce for their assistance with the Job been received, and they are ready to proceed
applications for Scandy White Boats. Mr. with this project.
Weaver reported that he had received 250 INDIAN PASS BOAT RAMP-County
applications for Jobs. and he stated .that the Engineer Bill Kennedy reported that letters
building will be under construction within 90 have been sent to the Department of
days (to be in operation in approximately 6 Environmental Protection and to the Army
months). Corps of Engineers to schedule a meeting
HEALTH DEPARTMENT / DENTAL regarding the Indian Pass boat ramp.
CLINIC / PROPERTY-Doug Kent., Health STATE ROAD 71 / INDUSTRIAL PARK
Department Administrator. appeared before PROJECT-County Engineer Bill Kennedy
the Board to report that the needs assess- reported that they have met with the con-
ment has been completed and that Gulf tractor on the Industrial Park project regard-
County has moved up. to #7 on the list of -ing problems with erosion in areas where the
counties in need o( a new health facility. He water line was placed on the nght-of-way. He
also reported that the Health Department has further reported that the conractor will cor-
agreed to take over the dental 'clinic In rect the problems as soon as possible Irain\
Wewahiichka (North 'Florida Medical Center weather has been a factor).
closed the clinic). and lfie County can get the The meeting recessed at 7:10 p.m..
5 acres of land and the building which was E.S.T.
used by North Florida Medical (behind the The meeting reconened at 7-25 p.m..
Wewahltchka Ambulance building) If the)' will E.S.T.
Lake over the mortgage of approximately
S88.000.00. Mr. Kent then presented the pro. PUBLIC HEARING SUBDIVISION
posed fee schedule for dental services. ORDINANCE REVISION-Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor motioned for Mr. Kent. Commissioner Peters. second by
Chief Administrator Butler and Attorney Commissioner Stanley. and unanimous vote.
McFarland to check into acquiring the build- the Board agreed to hold a public hearing to
ing and property, and Commissioner Stanley consider adoption of the revised subdivision
seconded the motion for discussion. After ordinance.
discussiondabout a deadline for acquiring the HIGHLAND VIEW WATER SYSTEM
property, the motion passed unanimously. CONNECTION / SUBDIVISION-Attorney
Commissioner Traylor then motioned to McFarland reported that the Highland View
approve the fee schedule presented by Mr. Water and Sewer District has not been dis-
Kent. and Commissioner Stanley seconded solved at this time, therefore: the Highland
the motion for discussion. After discussion View Water Board must approve the request
that these rates are comparable with Bay- for Bay Breeze Subdivision to connect to the
County's rates, the motion passed unani- water system. Upon motion by Commissioner
mously. Knox, second by Commissioner Stanley, and
NATIONS / WHITET Y i unanimous vote, the Board rescinded the
Carmen 1cLemore appeared before the previous motion approving this request.
Board to introduce Mike Creel, who assists QUIT-CLAIM DEED / CESSNA
with scheduling bass fishing tournaments in DRIVE-Commissioner Knox motioned to
Florida. Mr. Creel thanked the Board for the accept Cessna Drive from Leonard Costin
work they:have done at the White City Park, (Costin. Development Corporation) with the
and presented donations from various bass understanding that if the County does not
fishing groups and other businesses. He stat- receive a grant to pave the road, it will revert
ed that they have also donated signs, assist- back to Mr. Costin. Commissioner Traylor
ed with clean-up of the park, etc. Members of seconded the motion, and it passed 4 to 1,
the Board thanked Mr. Creel. Mr. McLemore. with Commissioner Peters voting no.
and Ms. Laine for their assistance in promot- HIGHLAND VIEW WATER BOARD-
ing Gulf County's parks. Chairman Yeager scheduled a meeting of the
APPELLATE FILING FEES INDI- Highland View Water Board on Tuesday,
GENTS-Attorney McFarland reported that February 10, 1998 at 5:45 p.m., E.S.T., in
the Supreme Court has ruled that Counties the County Commissioners' meeting room.
are no longer required to pay appellate filing POLICY COUNTY VEHICLES / TRAV-
fees for indigents in criminal cases (filing fees EL-Commissioner Traylor stated that
already paid will not be refunded), salaried employees are on call 24 hours a
ENTERPRISE ZONE DEVELOPMENT day, and he does not feel it is fair for them to
AGENCY-Upon motion by Commissioner have to pay taxes at the end of the year for
Peters,. second by Commissioner Traylor, and use of the County vehicles. Attorney
unanimous vote, the Board re-appointed Jan McFarland stated that use of the vehicles is
McDonald and Marsha Harpool and appoint- considered compensation and is taxed as
ed Joe Nugent and Greg Johnson to the income. Administrator Wells reported that
Enterprise Zone Development Agency for 4- some Counties implement the program differ-
year terms. The Board also recognized the ently than Gulf County, and there may be
following members for their service: Rawlis another method available. After further dis-
Leslie, Pat McFarland, Clarence Monette, cussion, the Board requested that Attorney
Hub Norris, Johanna White and Frank McFarland contact County Auditor Mike
McKeithen: Tucker regarding this issue.
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ANIMAL CONTROL FACILITY-
REVIEW ': BOARD-Chief Administrator Commissioner Traylor discussed the possi-
Butler presented the following recommenda- ability of locating the new dog pound approxi-
tion from the Planning & Development mately 150 yards behind the current facility,
Review Board meeting of January 20, 1998: and allowing the public to access it through
11 Deny "after the fact" variance request the Courthouse parking lot (tils would also
*on setback(1'3") from Jeanette Stepp. After allow the inmates to continue to maintain it).
discusstob and upon mo Chairman Yeager also discussed the possibil-
discussion, and upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by ity of having a dog pound on the north end of
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote the County (majority of animals are picked
the Board concurred with the PDRB and up in Wewahitchka), and allow the Humane
denied this variance request. Society to construct an adoption facility in
2) Approve preliminary plat: of Bay .
Breeze subdivision. After discussion, and DENTAL INSURANCE-Upon inquiry by
upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, sec- Commissioner Peters about changing dental
ond by Cdmmissioner Knox, and unanimous insurance carriers, Chief Administrator
vote, the Board concurred with the PDRB and Butler reported that further "service provid-
approved this preliminary plat. ed" information is needed from the company
before a determination can be made. house and lens to its full power; and
LIBERTY COUNTY CHAMBER OF WHEREAS, many fishermen and others
COMMERCE / BRIDGE DEDICATION- who rely on the Gulf waters for their liveli-
Commissioner Peters requested that hood must navigate the hazardous waters off
Chairman Yeager and Vice Chairman' Knox Cape San Bias without the light's aid; and
attend the dedication of the new bridge WHEREAS. the need to light the lens is
between Blountstown and Bristol on even greater today because of the many net
February 7, 1998, which will be held by the fishermen who must travel even farther off-
Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. shore in response to the recently imposed net
STRIPING DALKEITH ROAD (CR bans; and
381)-Upon discussion by Commissioner WHEREAS, even with technological
Stanley that the center line stripe on the advances in navigation, nothing compares
Dalkeith Road has faded, the Board agreed with the reliability of a lighthouse, especially
for Road Superintendent Lester to obtain a for those who do not possess the equipment
cost estimate for installation of reflectors. required to utilize the latest navigational
DRAINAGE DITCH / EASEMENT- resources; and
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Stanley about WHEREAS, the uniqueness of the Cape
the County clearing ditches on the J. R. Lighthouse remains symbolic of attributes
Reynolds Road (on private property), that are not as prevalent in today's society;
Chairman Yeager discussed the possibility of NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
a limited maintenance agreement with the. the Gulf County Board of County
owner for this work. Attorney McFarland
reported that an easement-would be neces- Commissioners hereby resolves that there is
sary, and the Board agreed for Commissioner a great need to maintain and operate the
Stanley to meet with Road Superintendent Cape San Bias Lighthouse at Cape San Bias,
Lester regarding this project. Florida.
ANNUAL HEARING TRANSPORTA- ADOPTED this 10th day of February.
TION-Commissionrer Stanley invited. the', 1998. (End)
Board to attend t e annual Transportation 61 Resolution
Hearing to be held the first of Februar.. --Utilir' Permits:
reporting that Representauie Westbrook and RESOLUTION NO. 98-04
Senator Thomas have also been invited. RESOLUTION NO. 98-04
FUNDS /-DONATIONS- WHITE CITY RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING POLICIES
PARK / BOAT RAMP-Upon motion by AND PROCEDURES FOR UTILITIES ON,
ssPARK / BOAT RAMP-Upon motion by 'OVER AND UNDER PUBLIC PROPERTY
Commissioner Knox, second by.
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote, WHEREAS. Gulf Counht. Florida.
the Board agreed for Commissioner Knox through its recent grov.-th has experienced
(District III) to use the funds donated for th, Increasing numbers of applications for per-
White City Park and boat landing (by the nmits fcr utilities to be run on. over and under
bass fishing groups)'to help offset funds h( the public streets and roads; and
will be spending from.his Special Projects WHEREAS. on numerous occasions,.
Fund for this project. because of the necessity for applications hav-,:
INMATE WORK CREWS CITY 'OF irg to be investigated by all of the"
PORT ST. JOE-Comnmissin-onr Kn.:.x stated Qommissioners uttiltl companies have been:
that he is opposed to the City cI Port St Jc.e delayed in gh.ing official service to the citi-
getting Inmates to run, their recycling pro- zens. and
gram. Chairman Yeager stated that the City WHEREAS. the Board of County
agreed to discontinue th program .in 6 Commissioners of Gulf County. Florida,.
months if it does not imnprove with the assis- determined that it is in the best interests of
tance of the inmates. After discussion by Lte County and the citizens which it serves
Lieutenant McLemure that the inmate popu- that it establish certain criteria for the
lauon is increasing. Commissioner Stank) issuance of permits to utility compares:
requested that he be given a 4-man work now. therefore
crew for District I. BE IT RESOLVED that the following cri-
BEACH ACCESS OAK STREET / tena be established for the granung of per-
INDIAN PASS-Chairman Neager passed the mits to public utility companies or others
chair to Vice Chairman Knox. and motioned desiring to use public rights-of-way in Gulf
to rescind tMe Board s previous moon to County. Florida
designate Oak Street as a bea:h access point Section I. All utility companies shall
for tehiculaxr raJlic lit was determined that a hold harmless Gulf Courty of any damage.
25-foot strip along the beach is private prop- present or future.
ertn). Commissioner Stanlae seconded the
er. Comm er Starde seconded the Section 2. All utility) companies will con-
motion, and it passed, unanimously. tact the Site Chief of the Air Force Test on
Chairman Knox. returned :the chair to County Road 30-E prior to excavation on the
Commissioner Yeager. right-of-way adjacent to U.S. Government
TAXES / LITIGATION FLORIDA property.
COAST PAPER COMPANY-"Chairman Section 3 Any utility company or entity
Yeager reported that ire has contacted Chris Sectior, 3 Anl u permit as r company y or end b this
Doolin (vith the Small County Coalition). and s pm r u t
Resoluuon shall first pay to the Gulf Countyi
hey ar a attempting to hae egsltlon Par g/Budng Department such fees for
passed to obtain financial assistance for permitti ldin as shall be established from ume
counties and muncipaties which are o ume bv lhe GulfCounty Board of County
impacted by over a 3'W. reduction of ad val- to m e by the Gulf County Board o Count
orem tax collecuons caused b, lawsuits filed Conmlssloners.
regarding property assessments. He further Section 4. If uulity service has been
reported that if the legislation passed and the interrupted by faulty or defective laclllties on
County won the lawsuit, they would reim. public property,. the situation shall constitute
burse the State for the funds previously an Emergency Situauon". In that event, the
received utility company may repair or reconstruct Its
GRANT HEALTH FAIR-Upn disc us- facility without prior approval and shall pro-
GRANT HEALTH FAIR-Upon discus- tide Gulf Count' an 'After-the-Fact Letter' to
sion about a request for the County to donate the Gulf County Planning/Building
SI.250.00 to match a grant to hold a Health Department detailing the nature of the
Fair for children in Gulf Count). Emergtmency Sdetuauon andailing the nature of the
250.00 from each Districts Special Projects ,construction ad the location thereof.
Fund to match this grant. Commissioner Section 5. All above-ground faciliues
Peters seconded the mouon and it passed shall oe as far as possible off the edge of the
unanrumously pavement unless otherwise approved in
.. Thefe: i.-" .g n ui',.. 1 .Ker b "r-f-es` and ) vance.- -.byv. tne- .-Gu i t .-- ounty,
-up. on motion by'C-oinnIssibner"Srauilev sec.-'* ning/Buul'ding' epa-lmen ... .....
ond by Commiissioner Knox. and unanimous ",'' Section 6. All below-ground facllitles
vote. the meeting did then adjourn at 7:58 ,hall be at least eight (8) feet from edge of
p.m.. E.S.T. .paved roads and eighteen (181 feet from cen-
WARREN J. YEAGER ter line of rights-of-way for unpaved roads
CHAIRMAN unless otherwise approved in advance by the
ATTEST:. Gulf County Planning/ Building Department.
BENNY C. LISTER Secuon 7. No utility company shall
CLERK trench until it has notiiedall utility compa-
nies and other uulities are properly marked.
PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date In regular ses-
sion with the following members present.
Chairman Warren J.. Yeager. Jr. and.
Commissioners.Tommi Knox. Nathan Peters.
Jr,. John Stanley. Jr.. and Billy E. Tra)lor.
Others present t vere. County AtLurney
Timothy McFarland. Clerk Benny C. Lister.
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham.
Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore. Chief
Administrator Dofn Butler. Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wibberg. Administrator/'
Emergency Management Director Larry
Wells. Building Official Richard Combs.
Emerger, MNianagement, I9 Coordinrator
MNlarshall Nelson. Nlaintenarnce Superinten.
dent Joe Bearden. Road Superintendent Bob
Lester. South Gulf County E.M S Director
Shane MlGulfin. Veterans Sertice
Officer/S H I P Admirunistrator Bo Williams.
and Sheriffs Department Captain Joe
The meeting was called to order at 6:00'
Administrator Wells opened the meeting
with prayer, and Chairman Yeager led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA / SUPPLEMENTAL
CONSENT AGENDA-Upor. motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by,
Commissioner Knox, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the Consent Agenda and
Supplemental Consent Agenda, as follows:
-January 27,1998 Regular Meeting
2), Court Order
-Payment to Larry F. Dewberry (#96-020 *
Nobles $750.00 to be paid from Expert
Witness:- Circuit, Criminal Expert
Witness: Public Defender #61019-31002)
-First Choice Reporters Court Reporter
(January, 1998 $1,018.50 to be paid
from miscellaneous court reporter line
-City Staff Members -'Local Mitigation
-Cape San Bias Lighthouse:
WHEREAS, the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners recognizes the need
to maintain the Cape San Bias Lighthouse
near its original foundation in Cape San Bias,
WHEREAS, the lighthouse property
dates back to 1847 and has remained intact
since that .date, surviving war and several
WHEREAS, the lighthouse and lens is a
part of Gulf County's heritage and the Board
of County Commissioners desires that it be
maintained for future generations; and
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners has determined that main-
taining.the lighthhouse on its present location
is in the best interest of its citizens; and
WHEREAS, the lighthouse site was
placed on the National and State Historical
Registers in the 1980's; and
WHEREAS, Gulf County desires to pro-
vide recreational and historical facilities to its
niany visitors; and
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commission desires to capacitate the light-
[ Section 8. No pavement shall be cut or
disturbed in any matter.
Section 9 All utility companies are
responsible for maintaining a five (5) foot
area around all aboe-ground pedestals, cab-
Section 10. Exhibit A Application for
Utility Permit. Exhibit B General
Conditions, and Exhibit C Special
,Conditions are incorporated herein by refer-
ence and shall be used and followed. accord-
Section 11. The Building Official or his-
-;designee shall implement the policies and
procedures set out herein.
Section 12 Any application which does
not comply with provisions of this Resoluuon
shall be denied in the event an applicant dis-
agrees ivlth the decision of the Gulf County
Plarning/Building Department denying an
application, the aggrieved party may appeal
to the Gulf County Board of County.
Commissioners for review at a regular meet-
ing of the Board.
Section 13. Penalties pay be imposed by
the Building Official for violations of this
Resolution up to $1,000.00 per day, per vio-
ADOPTED this the 10th day of
February, 1998. (End)
Rehabilttion Loan RubyV. Lewis (Not
to Exceed S5.000.00)
-Rehabilitation Loan Sarah F.
Montgomery (Not to Exceed $5,000.00)
-Down Payment Assistance Mr. & Mrs.
Mark Kilbourn ($11,615.00)
-BCC 1998 Black Law Enforcement
Conference (March 25-28 Tampa)
-1998 Legislative Day (March '25th
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGENDA:
1) Court Order
-Payment to Catherine A. Giles-kldea,
,,,Court Reporter (#94-241; 96-020 Nobles
$40.50 to be paid from Court Reporter:
Circuit Criminal Transcript Fees: Public
2) E.M.S..Grant Applications (4) Florida
Department of HRS
-KMT, Inc. Industrial Park Project (Bid
#9697-25 #5 $28,953.00 to be paid
from Industrial Park: Improvements
Other Than Buildings #24852-63000)
Preble-Rish, Inc. Industrial Park Project
(#60973 $1,800.00 to be paid from
BCC: Professional Services Engineering
#21111-31100 and reimbursed from EDA
-Preble-Rish, Inc. Administration
Building "Hardening" (#60980 *
$5,600.00 to be paid from BCC:
Professional Services Engineering
#2111131100 and reimbursed from
4) Road Name (New)
-Light Keepers Drive Beacon Hill
PUBLIC HEARING CDBG APPLICA-
TION HIGHLAND VIEW ROADWAYS-
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public
hearing to consider applying for a Small
Cities C.D.B.G. ($750,000.00) for improve-
ments to the roadways and stormwater sys-
tem in Highland View, Betty Jordan (of
Jordan & Associates) discussed the qualifica-
tions necessary for the grant. There being no
public comment, Commissioner Peters
motioned to close the public hearing and
Supply for this grant. Commissioner Knox sec-
(3 AINUT~ES O TE...I'IGULF COIUUNTY OA. t RDOCOJ UNT O MUJ M IS'Sh U'UkI OJINERS
sion that materials have been donated to
refurbish the dog pound, Chairman Yeager
scheduled a workshop to discuss the animal
control facility for February 24th at 5:00
p.m., E.S.T. (to request representatives
attend from the Sheriffs Department, the
City of Port St. Joe, and the City of
AIRPORT FEASIBILITY STUDY / BID
#9697-21-Larry Parker, of Dames & Moore,
presented a draft of the airport feasibility
study for review by the Board's committee.
After discussion, the Board appointed
Attorney McFarland. Chief Administrator
Butler, and Solid Waste Director Danford to
review the draft (copies to be provided to
John Cullen/Leonard Costin). Upon inquiry,
Mr. Parker reported that Bill Ashbaker,
onded the motion, and it passed unanimous-
WORKSHOP FAIR HOUSING-Betty
Jordan, of Jordan & Associates, reported on
Gulf County's fair housing ordinance. No
public comment/inquiry was recei% ed
PUBLIC HEARINGS COMPREHEN-
SIVE PLAN / LAND USE AMENDMENTS-
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public
hearing to consider adoption of a land use
change (10 acres north of Wewahitchka) ordi-
nance, no public comment was received.
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Knox, and unanimous
vote, the Board adopted the following land
use amendment ordinance:
ORDINANCE NO. 98-01
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COM-
PREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA, BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES
REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP-
AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY
UNDER STATE STATUTES SECTION
163.3187, SPECIFICALLY CHANGING THE
LAND USE OF 10 ACRES OF THE AREA
LOCATED 4 MILES NORTH OF
WEWAHITCHKA ON U.S. HIGHWAY Z71
BETWEEN BRYAN SETTERICH AND OUR
TOWN ROADS IN UNINCORPORATED GULF
COUNTY. FLORIDA FROM AGRICULTURAL
HIGH DENSITY TO RESIDENTIAL LOW DEN-
SITY; PROVIDING FOR A COPY ON FILE:
AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
(Complete Ordinance on file in the
Office of the Clerk of Circuit Courtn
Pursuant to adterusement to hold a
public hearing to consider adopuon of a land'
use change (7.37 acres in Howard Creeki
ordinance, no public comment was received
Upon motion by Commissioner Stanle). sec-
ond by Commissioner TraIlor. and unaniu-
mous vote. the Board adopted the following
land use amendment ordinance:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COM-
PREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY.
FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES
REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP
AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY
UNDER STATE STATUTES SECTION
163.3187. SPECIFICALLY CHANGING THE
LAND USE OF 7.37 ACRES OF THE AREA
NEAR THE UNINCORPORATED AREA OF
HOWARD CREEK ITAX ID 00363-000R) IN
UNINCORPORATED GULF COUNTY. FLORI-
DA FROM AGRICULTURAL HIGH DENSITY
TO RESIDENTIAL LOW DENSITY. PROVID-
ING FOR A COPY ON FILE: AND PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
(Complete Ordinance, on file in the
Office of the .Clerk of Circuit Court)}
Pursuant to adverusement to hold a
public hearing to consider adoption of a land
use change 110 acres In Overstreetl ordi-
nance, there was discussion that this would
be a land use change only. Upon moon by
Commissioner Traylor, 'second by.
Commissioner Knox, arid unanimous vote,
the Board adopted the following land use
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COM-
PREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES
REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE, MAP
AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO:AUTHORITY
UNDER STATE STATUTES SECTION
1633187. SPECIFICALLY CHANGING THE
LAND USE OF 10 ACRES OF THE AREA
LOCATED ON SOUTH LONG STREET IN
OVERSTREET (TAX ID #03483-0101 IN UNIN-
CORPORATED GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
FROM RESIDENTIAL LOW DENSITY TO
MIXED COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL: PRO-
VIDING FOR A COPY ON FILE. AND PROVID-
ING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
(Complete Ordinance on file In the
Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court)
RECEIVE BIDS f9798-051 USED
FIRE TRUCK H.V.F.D.-Pursuant to adver-
tisement to receive sealed bids for a used fire
truck for the Highland View Fire Department.
the- following .bids .were- seeeited&.. Ba\ Fire-
Puo'dicts.' Inc.. S7.4.700.0_Q;. Oeen-8. .-fre
Equipment Company. S33.000.00.
Upon motion by Commissioner Stanley.
second b) Commissioner Traylor. and unard-
mous vote. the Board tabled these bids for
review and recommendation by Chief
Administrator Butler and the Highland View
RECEIVE BIDS #9798-061 FINANC-
ING USED FIRE TRUCK I H.V.F.D.-
Pursuant to adverusement to receive sealed
bids for financing of a used fire truck for. the.
Highland View Fire Department. the following
bids were received: Citizens Federal Savings
Bank. 6.875-'u for 5 years: First Union
National Bank, 7.50'% for 5 years:
Wewahitchka State Bank. 7.370it, for 5 years.
Upon motion by Commissioner Stanley.
second by Commissioner Travlor. and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed to table these
bids (unul the outcome of Bid U9798-05).
ABANDONMENT ALLEYWAY / BEA-
CON HILL SUBDIVISION-Pursuant to
advertisement to hold a public hearing to
consider abandonment of an alleyway located
through Block 25 of Beacon Hill Subdivision
las requested by Leroy E. Duncan). no public
comment was received Upon motion by
Commissioner Stanley, second by
Commissioner Knox. and unanimous tote.
the Board adopted the following resolution of
RESOLUTION NO. 98-05
WHEREAS. the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County. Florida has
heretofore acquired the below-described
roadway for use and improvements as public
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida has
determined that the Interest of the County
and the public in, said alleyway should be
abandoned and closed;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
that the alleyway in Block 25, Beacon Hill
Subdivision of the following described prop-
erty is closed and the interest of the public
Block 25, Beacon Hill Subdivision as
per Official Plat recorded in the Office
of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf
The County Property Appraiser is here-
by directed to place upon the tax rolls of the
County the alleyway in Block 25, Beacon Hill
Subdivision, Gulf County, Florida and
described above with the owners resulting by
operation of law following this abandonment.
Notice of adoption of this Resolution
shall be published once in a newspaper for
circulation in Gulf County. Florida. and the
proof of publication of the notice of public
hearing, this resolution as adopted, and the
proof of publication of the notice of adoption
of such resolution shall be recorded in the
office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of this
County in the Official Records of this County.
ADOPTED IN OPEN SESSION this 10th
day of February, 1998. (End)
ANIMAL CONTROL FACILITY / ST.
JOSEPH'S BAY HUMANE SOCIETY-Upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Knox, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved installation of a water
heater for the dog pound (as requested by St.
Joseph's Bay Humane Society). After discus-
7:10 p.m., E.S.T.
WARREN J. YEAGER
BENNY C. LISTER
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
FEBRUARY 16, 1998
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Warren J. Yeager, Jr. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox, Nathan Peters,
(See MINUTES on Page 6B)
Manager of Aviation Office for the Florida
Department of Transportation will make the
final decision as to whether or not an airpark
is feasible for Gulf County.
HOME FUNDS HURRICANE OPAL-
Betty Jordan, of Jordan & Associates. report-
ed that one ulof the applicants may be disqual-
ified for Hurricane Opal HOME Funds due to
the homestead exemption rule (to be verified),
and she requested permission to award the
funds to 3 other applicants. Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote
the Board agreed for these funds to be redis-
SURFSIDE ESTATES. PHASE II / PRE-
LIMINARY PLAT-Donna Spears appeared
before the Board regarding preliminary plat
approval for Surfside Estates, Phase II. Upon
discussion, Commissioner Traylor motioned
to approve the preliminary plat, and
Commissioner, Knox seconded the motion.
After further discussion about the roads, lots
sizes, and requirements for final plat
approval, the motion passed 4 to 1, with
Commissioner Peters voting no.
PROPOSED SUBDIVISION REGULA-
TIONS ORDINANCE-Chief Administrator
Butler reported that the proposed subdivi-
sion regulations ordinance will be reviewed
by the Planning & Development Review Board
Son February 17th, and it has been scheduled
for. public hearing at the County
Commissioners meeung on February 24th at
6:05 p m.. E.S.T.
ENGINEERING PROPOSALS GULF
AIRE STORMWATER / CAPE PALMS
PARK-Upon motion by Commissioner Knox,
second by Commissioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved a proposal
from Preble.Rish. Inc. (in the amount of
Sl 500 001 for preparing Phase I of the Gulf
Aire Drainage Study.
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor,
second- by Commissioner Knox, and unani-
-mous vote, the Board approved a proposal
from Preble-Rish, Inc. (in the amount of
$6,240.00) for design work for Cape Palms
Park, contingent on Request for Proposals
not being a requirement.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS COLLECTION
AGENCY / S.G.C.E.M.S. W.A.S.-Upon
motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Tralsor, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to advertise to receive bids
from collections agencies for services for
South Gull' County E.M S. and Wewahitchka
ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCE-The
Board' discussed that Attorney McFarland is
preparing, a proposed animal control ordi-
nance for their approval (combining all previ-
ous ordinances into one unified ordinance).
UTILITIES COURTHOUSE MAINTE-
NANCE DEPARTMENT--Chairman Yeager
discussed the report regarding the utility
bills for the Courthouse through the first
quarter, stating that the Board will most ltke-
ly have to supplement this budget at the end
of the %ear to cover the utility costs
The meeting recessed at 6:41 p.m.,
TRUCK DRIVER II POSITION ROAD
DEPARTMENT / UNION-Lipon motion by
Commissioner Tra% lor. second by
Commissioner Stanley. and unanimous tote.
the Board agreed to move Rand) Sasser to
the Truck Driver li position at the Road
Department. Upon discussion by
Administrator Wells that another Truck
Driver II Is needed. Commissioner Peters
motioned to post a notice for this position.
Commissioner Travlor seconded the motion.
and-it passed unanimously
GRASS-CUTTING / TRACTOR WORK
CREWS-Commissioner Traylor discussec
that possibility of having the Inmate work
crews cut the grass at the Courthouse In Por
St Joe. Chairman Yeager stated that
Commissioner Peters sends his crew to cut
the grass and Commissioner Knox hasagreed
t -~to e -ird -rl crevi' er as" -,ell. "k',
WA. R 'LINE INDUSTRIAL PARK
requested that a letter be submitted to KMT.
Inc. regarding repair of the culverts and drl-
\eways along Highway 71 which were dam-
aged during installation of the water lines for
the Industrial Park.
FIRE HYDRANTS HONEYVILLE-
Upon Inquiry about refurbishing the fire
hydrants for Honelville, Chief Administrator
Butler reported that 2 of the hydrants are
.complete Imore supplies are needed for the
rest. Commissioner Stanley and
Commissioner Traylor agreed to give
SI1.00000 each from their Special Projects
Funds for these supplies.
.TRAVEL / OUt-OF-COUNTY / HURRI-
.CANE OPAL REIMBURSEMENT-Upon
"inquiry by Commissioner, Stanley about the
' cash shortfall in the budget and the out-of-
' county -travel expenses by the Board,
Chairman Yeager discussed the unanucipat-
Sed revenue received from Hurricane Opal
reimbursements (stating that a large poruon
: of the 's.hortfall will be covered by these
COUNTY VEHICLES-Upon inquiry
about the status of employee use of County
vehicles. Attorney McFarland reported that
Mr. Tucker is checking Into the possibility of
use of the vehicles being on an emergency
DISTRICT CLEANUP WHITE CITY /
HIGHLAND VIEW-Commissioner Knox
reported that the cleanup in his district will
begin on April 1st:
INDUSTRIAL ROAD CR 382-Upon
request by Commissioner Knox, Chairman
Yeager agreed to send a letter to the State
Department of Transportation to request that
they take over maintenance of the Industrial
Road (County Road 382).
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX ("BED
TAX")-Upon discussion about a Tourist
Development Committee (1 County
Commissioner, 2 City Commissioners, 6
Tourist Industry Representatives) and devel-
opment of the "bed tax", Chairman Yeager
agreed to schedule a workshop to discuss
sioner Knox discussed that he has been
checking the background of Scandy White
Boats (Ralph White), and he will present fur-
ther information at a later date.
INDUSTRIAL ROAD / CR382-
Commissioner Peters discussed use of the
Industrial Road by residents of Gulf County
even though there are no homes on the road.
Commissioner Knox stated that he would like
to see the State use the funds they receive
from truckers to maintain the road.
JAIL IMPROVEMENTS-Upon inquiry
by Commissioner Peters about completion of
the list of repairs prepared by Mr. Hammond,
Captain Nugent reported that repairs are
being made daily to complete the list
LETTER U.S. AIR FORCE-Commis-
sioner Stanley discussed a letter submitted
to Lieutenant-Colonel Mike Weston stating
that he was promoted to Colonel.
There being /no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
ond by Commissioner Stanley, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
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j BULLDO NEWS,
PORT ST. JOE
"Students Of The Week"
Congratulations to our
"Stude- the Week". They are
Chellsey U'Neill, Chase Butler,
Jackee Whitfield, Justin Hicks, A.
J. Rhein, Charissa Powell and
Our volunteer spotlight is on
Barbara Terry. -Barbara volun-,
teers for Donna Howze and espe-
cially enjoys the interaction with
the students. Her hobbies Include
walking, golf, boating and garden-
ing. Barbara attended Port St. Joe
Elementary and High Schools and
Birmingham-Southern College. A_
special thanks to Barbara for
making a positive difference- at
Port St. Joe Elementary School.
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.
Become A Good Influence"
Children form attitudes about
what makes a good father/mother
based on your actions. The seeds
of success for your child's future
family are 'sown in your home.
Good homes usually produce
good citizens in the future. Be an
attractive model of excellence.
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.
School will be dismissed at
11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 23.
CTBS (Comprehensive Test.of
Basic Skills) will 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.
Pre-K Health Fair
The dulf County Pre-K Health
Fair will be held on Thursday,
March 26 from 10:00 to 12:00 at
the Centennial Building. The fair
is being sponsored and organized
by the Gulf County Collaborative
Partnership. For more informa-
tion, please call Pam Lavwrence at
.., Kindergarten registration will
be held at Port St. Joe Elementary
School on Friday. May 1 from
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m ..: .
If your child plans to attend
Port St. Joe Elementary School,
please bring the following to regis-'
tration. your child, a copy of
the child's birth certificate, a copy
of the child's social security card.
proof of the child's immunization.
andprpof.of the child's physical
examination (performed since
August 11, 1997).
Brittany Lee Hypes Is
"Student Of The Week"
Nadine Whitfield chose six
year old Brittany Hypes as the
kindergarten "Student of the
Week". Brittany's favorite subject,
in school is "learning to paint".
When she grows up, she would'
like to be a nurse, so, "I can help
Some of her favorites are: t.v.
shot. Rug, Rats: song. -Frere
Jacques-; book. My K Book. and
someone she admires,, Jessica,
Raider, "Because she is so nice to
me". If she could visit anywhere, it
would be to Alaska, "Cause it's got
interesting things there and the
people that live there, they could
probably teach me different lan-
Brittany, the daughter of
Mikey and Wendy Hypes, said this
about herself-"I'm very special to
myself. I think my hair's pretty. I,
have blonde hair and dapple gray
eyes." Brittany will receive a free
large pizza from Will MeLemore at
the Dixie Dandy. Congratulations!
April Wins Big Bucks
Second grade teacher April
Bidwell recently wrote a grant and
was one of the winners. April won-
$1,500 and will spend it on ways
to encourage learning. Congratu-
Students have been bringing
in their change for the music
department. Now get this-the-
teacher who has the most
POUNDS of money, and I don't
mean the British pound, has to
sing before a very large assembly.
Children are bringing in penny
roles, and at this writing,, it looks
like Bill Carr will entertain us on
Thursday. What a treat!
WES would like to extend its
ulf County Schools .:
MARCH 16: 20, 1998
MON- Meat/Cheese 'Sand-
wich, French Fries, Milk and
TUES- Lasagna, Tossed
Salad, Fruit Cup, Rolls and
WEDS- Pizza < Burger, Lima
Beans, Milk and Fruit Cobbler.
THURS- Taco, Pinto Beans,
Milk and Cake.
FRI- Manager's Choice, Fruit
Vegetable, Milk and Dessert.
MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE
TO AVAILABILITY OF CERTAIN ITEMS.
sympathy to first grade teacher.
Rhonda Pridgeon. in the death of
her step-father-in-law, Ret.
SColonel Barry Butler. Mr. Butler
died quite suddenly with a blood
S ES would like to also extend
its sympathy to the Gray family in
the loss of Wayne Gray. He died
with complications from an acci-
Beauty Pageant Anyone
The First Annual Tupelo
Pageant will be held on Saturday.
March 21. It is open to pre-K
through grade eight. There Is a
$10.00 entry fee which must be
paid by the deadline of Friday the
.13th. For more info, please call
Cherlyvn McNamara at 639-3569
or Kennv Strange at 639-2824.
The CTBS will be given March
23rd through 27th.
"Spirit and Pride Month" has
begun dith a bang! The school-
wide field day, on Friday, was a
great success because everyone
had a good time. The students
competed as classes and we had
some surprise results.
The winner of our stationary
relays was grade three. Grade
four was the best in kickball, and
grades nine through 12 won the
volleyball contest. Grades seven
and eight captured the running
relays, the soccer, and the basket-
At the end of the day, the
teachers challenged the basket-
ball champs and were able to
barely beat them. Several teach-
ers had difficulty getting out of
the bed the next day, so we're not
sure whether we should call it a
On "Teacher Appreciation
Day", the teachers enjoyed a
potluck dinner at Billy and Jackie
Quarles home. After a. delicious
meal, everyone enjoyed games
and a devotional by Rev. John
Clenney on the benefits of being a
Christian from Psalm 103.
Our K-4 kindergarten class
has had many visitors as they
studied community helpers. The
firemen brought the fire truck,
and our policeman representative
was Officer Rusty Burch, hus-
band of one of our K-4 teachers,
from Highland View Elementary Schoo
The Word Is Out! .The *birth certificate; and
leprechaun is out and about to *social security number.
come. March 17 we should see Fifth Grade Class .
him.. or will we? Watch out! The you saw Queen Victoria or
leprechaun is a sneaky 111' fellow ... Bill Hicock walking the hall
. as you will find out as you read you saw what you saw .
and write stories about him. We fifth graders just finished
may even use a little blarney, tool biography studies. They dre
March 13 K-5 dental as. and gave a summary ol
screening. personality that they portr
March 17.. .Class pictures Some of the men and women
and individual pictures. sented were Wild Bill Hic
March 23 Early dis-' Queen Victoria. Chuck Ye
missal and report cards. Lou, Gehrig, Princess ,Diana
March 23 Week ., .Terre Betsy Ross.: ,
Nova (old CTBS tests). :." C r '
to 10 Spring Roy Carter .. _0f
April 6 to 10 .. Spring Agriculture Center of Gulf Ca
BreakI' ,will visit the fourth grade
.April' 24 Kindergarten kindergarten rooms this
registration from 8:00 to 2:00, ET, bringing with him chicken
You will need: : Each student will watch his
*all Immunizations, plus Hepatitis egg for 21 days (give or tak
B before one can enter school: hopefully watch it hatch |i
*physical within the year; baby chick. Good luck all.
By: Jeff Schweikert
'They can't do it!" ,
"Not this year!" \
Just a few of the .things
Sharks fans heard all season
from the "experts".
It was possible --- they-
did it THIS year! '
The Tiger Sharks are
State Champs again! .With
their victories Thursday and
Saturday, they clinched the
Class 2A State Title.
named the M.V.P. of the
namient with 30 point
Thursday's game and 2
S, We would also like to
igratulate Jarred Patterso
winning the Intelle(
Freedom essay contest.
,essay will be entered in
higher contest, where we
he will continue winning.
From the Prin'cipal of
by Larry A. Mathes
Thursday. March 1
third nine week term ends
parents (especially of
have received letters n
them that low grades mig
fere with graduation plan
corrected in time.
It seems in most caE
the low grades are more th
of failing to do and turn'
assignments than rather
tests. Some students don
they should have to do a
to earn a grade
The reinforced both'
and softball to cancel ou
weekends. Any make-uf
have not been made at ,th
so be listening, if you're a
Dr. Dusty May shoN
children how to brush thi
and gave the students eac
toothbrush. Gina Nobles
Rev. Bill Taylor explE
the children' that being a
was for more than just pi
the sermon on Sunday
teachers, "Miss B" (1
Barnes) and "Miss Debbie
thank these community
for taking time to shari
selves and their professic
Faith Christian. .
We will announce our
bee results next week' f
trip to Pensacola and f
Representing Faith Chri
Pensacola at the Associ
Christian Schools Spell
were: grade five, Mark Vin
Laura Seay; grade six,
Bixler and Ashley Smi
grade seven, Christophe
and Jacque Abbott.
It is time to begin p
next year and we wanrtt. to
age parents of kindergai
children to visit Faith Chr
801 Twentieth Street duri
next few weeks.
We offer three dismiss
for three, four and five
children, half day, full. d
extended day which la
5:30 p.m. The cost is very
able and compares wit
care elsewhere. Please
more information or to a
any changes that might be made.
seniors) Now everyone will keep
otifying checking the weather and the
ht inter-- river levels, hoping we don't see a
is if not repeat of the flooding that caused
us a big problem a couple of years
ses that ago
indaly It seems every day someone
- falling comes in to add more events to
r't think our spring calendar. Finding' a
anything day or"night that's not already
taken is a difficult task. One big
event in March is the SWAMP-
baseball SHOOTERS program, a night of
it of big basketball and fellowship with'
p. plans former U of F players on March
is time, 28th. It's a money raiser spon-
fan, for scored by Jay Bidwell and the
track team. so help them out.
Another event scheduled was
the annual Academic Excellence
wed the Banquet. May 4th, a Monday
eir teeth night, has been chosen as the
:h a ner night we'll honor students (and
was our hopefully their parents) who have
excelled this 'school year.
gained to Invitations will go out at a later
a pastor date and the time will be
reaching announced. '
Barbara 'Just around the corner is this
!" Burch year's prom, April 4. Dresses,
helpers tuxes, flowers and fancy cars are
e them- the order of he day, The Civic
ns with Center in Blounrtstown will again
p,;,;play host'to our event. Parents, If
spelling you're interested in chaperoning
rom the (and seeing where all your money
rom the goesl, contact junior,' sponsors
here. Evelyn Cox or Terry Linton.
stian In .
action .6f Congratulations go 'the St.
ing Bee Joe Sharks for rising to the situa-
ison and tion and capturing the State Class
Rachel. 2A Title. The Sharks really
th; and appeared to peak once the'play-
r Perrin offs started, and proved it doesn't
matter what class the state puts
lans for you in, the excitement and the
Ians for size of the trophy and' the knowl-
encour- edge that you've defeated the best
rten age of the rest is the samt -
ng these -So to Coach* Vern Eppinette
and the Sharks, great job-I'll bet,
sal times though, there were some 3A
year old schools that breathed a big sigh of
lay, and relief for, not having to face the
st until Sharks in Lakeland!
:h child- Nine weeks of classes left-
call for unless you're a senior. Bear down,
arrange a, gang, it's not the time to ease up!
Have a dry week!
FEBRUARY 3, 1998
The Gulf County School Board met mn
Regular session on February 3. 1998'. at
S9:00 A MNI.. ET. In the. Gulf Cotnty Schopl.
Board Administrative Offices in Port St.
Joe. The following members were present:
Charlotte Pierce. Caroline Norton. David
Byrd. Mary Pndgeon. and Oscar Redd The
Superintendent and Board Attorney were
Chairman Pierce presided. and the
meeting was opened with an Invocation by
Mrs Norton. followed by the Pledge of'
Allegiance led by Mr. Byrd.
SCHOOL PROGRAM PRESENTA-
TIONS: Annual School Program
,Presentations were made by the following:
Port St Joe Middle School Carolyn
Rish. Judy Williams. Lisa Curry
Highland View Elementary School -
Carolyn Rish. Tonya Plair
Port St. Joe Elementary School'-
Gulf County Adult School Martha
Sanbornm, Bascom Roberts '
S HEAR- FROM PUBLIC: 'Paul
Fitzgerald, Tim Nelson, and David Warriner
addressed the Board regarding a proposed'
policy for the orderly conduction of Board
meetings and items to be considered for
consent agenda, which had been requested
by the Board members at the previous
Board meeting. .
Monette Jefferson and, Sharon
Speights addressed the Board on a disci-
pline matter at Port St. Joe High School.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA. On motion
." by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Pridgeon. and
unanimous vote. the Board adopted the
BUDGET MATTERS/PAYMENT OF
BILLS: On moUon by Mr. Redd. second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following budget matters and
payment of bills:
Budget Amendment IV.,General Fund
Budget Amendment IV, Special
Revenue, Food Service
Budget Amendment IV, Special,
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:' On
motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by Mr.
Byrd, and unanimous vote, ,the Board
approved the minutes for.January 13, 20,
PERSONNEL MATTERS: On motion
by Mr. Redd, second by Mr. Byrd, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
following personnel recommendations:
Approved Linda McArdle Patterson for
the temporary position of kindergarten
teacher at Port St. Joe Elementary. School.
Mrs. Patterson is teaching during the fami-
ly medical leave of Kathy Arnold.
Approved Kenny Parker for the sup-
plementary position of M/J Minor Sports,
2nd Team '(Girls 'Track) at Port. St. Joe
Middle School for the 1997-98 school year.
Approved Gary Howze for the supple-
mentary position of Golf Coach at Port St.
Joe High School for the 1997-98 school
Approved Becky Lacour for the sup-
plementary position of Assistant Softball
Coach at Port St. Joe High School for the
1997-98 school year.
Approved independent contract for
technical services between the Gulf County
School Board and Robin Stroud to develop
and enhance a Fine Arts/ Music Academy
at Wewahitchka Elementary School for the
1997-98 school year.,
Approved Bill Carr and Lori Price for
the supplementary positions of Principal
Designees at Wewahitchka Elementary
School for the 2nd semester of the 1997-98
school year. Compensation will be $487.50
Approved Mel Henning be moved from
substitute pay to regular teacher pay at
Master's degree, beginning teacher level
effective January 26, 1998. Mr. Henning is
teaching during the family medical leave of
Accepted letter of resignation from
Marilyn Goodwin from her position of
teacher aide at WeuahLtchka High School
effective January 30; 1998.
. :.-" Accep.ted-letter of Intent to retire from
Beit' Cleckldey from her position ,)f bus dri-
ver effective September 15, 1998
App?0ove'Peral ilunter for the supple-
mentary position of homebound teacher at
WVewahitchka High School
Approved, transfer request. from
Brenda Jordan from her position a s
Secretary II in the' Offices of Student
Services to the position of Secretary II at
Wewahltchka High School
Approved Patricia L. Johnson and
James E. Rish as substitute teachers in the
Gulf County School system for the 1997-98
school year. .'
PROGRAM 'MATTERS: On *motion
by.Mrs. Pridgeon, second by Mrs. Norton,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
the School Improvement Plan Revision for
Port St. Joe High School as submitted by
On motion by 'Mrs. Norton, second by
Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved submission of the project
.. application for the Technology Literacy
Challenge grant 1in the amount of
$500,000.00, and also approved the sub-
mission of the project application for the
Workforce Development Summer Youth
Employment Training Program grant
On motion by Mrs. Pndgeon. second
by Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board tabled an agreement with the Florida
Department of Highway Safety and Motor
Vehicles until information can be obtained
on Insurance requirements.
On motion by Mr Byrd. second by
Mrs. Norton. the Board acknowledged
receipt of supportingIdocuments,'.for the
Pre-Kindergarten" Early Intervention
Program plan for the 1997-98 school year.
STUDENT MATTERS: On motion by
Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
following student matters:
Approved Exceptional Education stu-
dents, Tammy Taylor and Taran Thomas to
re-enroll in Port St. Joe High School from
the Gulf County Adult School in order to
obtain Special Diplomas Option 2.
rApproved 'recommendation of
Principal Chris Earley, Port St. Joe High
School, for Michael Griffen to enroll in the
Gulf County Adult School.
SURPLUS PROPERTY: On motion
by Mr. Redd; second by Mr. Byrd, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved dis-
posal of the following property: One (1)
Yazoo mower serial number 723483.
TRANSPORTATION MATTERS: On
motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mr. Redd,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
the following new bus stops:
Bus # 61 Howard Creek. Stop
#6116, Stop #6128
Bus # 57 Land's Landing, Stop
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: On
motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mr. Byrd,
the Board approved advertisement of a pol-
icy change to implement a consent agenda
as part of the regular Board meeting agen-
da. Pierce, Byrd, Pridgeon, and Redd voted
YEA; Norton voted NAY.
On motion by Mr. Redd; second by Mr.
Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
acknowledged receipt of the Auditor
General's Report No. 13122, an audit of the
Gulf County District School Board for the
fiscal year ended June 30, 1997.
The Board acknowledged receipt of a
list of partnership volunteers from
Wewahitchka State Bank who will be
allowed one hour per employee per month
on company time to volunteer in the Gulf
Cofinty School system.
The Board reviewed School Resource
Officer Monthly Activity Reports for Port St.
Joe High School/Port St. Joe Middle School
and Wewahitchka Jr.-Sr. High School for
the month of January, 1998. No action nec-
ADJOURNMENT: There being no
further business, the meeting adjourned at
School News ...-
By. Linda hitfield ..
Minutes of the ...
Gulf C ount School Board
This Week's News from ..
S.If y Elizabeth Sanchez
Wild Hello!-from Port St. Joe and
way- Wewahitchka. Spring is on its
their way. We hope that everyone has
essed survived all this wind and rain.
f, the we are :swiftly approaching
ayed the end of the year. Pre-K has
pyre- been working hard getting ready
cock, for graduation. They've been prac-
ager, ticing songs and learning all
and kinds of things. ,
The children in Wewahltchka
got a special 1isit from a pot bel-
f the lied pig. The children there really
county enjoyed it.
and I Our spring and graduation
week, picture proofs "are in. Come by
eggs. and see your child's and place
s/her your order. Last day to order will
ke) to be March 25th.
ito a Our children here at K.I.D.S.
have.been working hard on a spe-
cial project and we need you to
send in a recipe from home. Any
S recipe will do..
We are saying good-bye to one
of our friends and teachers. Good
luck and we'll miss you, Pam
1 "lJO Reasons To Give A Hug"
SEasesr tension. '
C2. q- T npartiftelinisi ofbcloitain.
'was Fills up empty places in our lives.
tour- Keeps on working c-ren afterward.
:S In 5 Fc'ls good.
18 in Dispels loneliness.
con- Openr tle duor to our feelings.
)n for : Builds self iett'emn.
actual ( De'mninds no special settiniig..'
PSJH To Extend
Port St. Joe High School re-
cently' received a grant to extend
library media services for the re-
mainder of this school year and
through summer school. This will
provide opportunities for all stu-
dents, parents, and the commu-
nity at large to utilize the facilities
and Mr. Monette's expertise be-
yond the regular school day.
The following 'schedule will
begin on March 9 and end on
* Monday: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
* Tuesday: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
* Wednesday: 3:15-5:30 p.m.
* Thursday: 3:15-5:30 p.m.
Mr. Monette also has several
parent and community work-
shops planned. Notification of
these workshops will be made in
through the newspaper, the
school marquee, and in-house
bulletins for the faculty and stu-
Tryouts April 3rd
Tryouts for cheerleaders,
grades six through 12, will be
held Friday, April 3rd at Port St.
Joe High School starting at 1:00
Practice will begin Monday,
March 23rd in the gymnasium
from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Parucipants
must have their parent permis-
sion forms and physical, along
with their third nine weeks report
For further information,
please contact Laurel Riley
(PSJHS). Denise Williams (PSJES)
or Ruby Knox (PSJMS).
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1998 PAGE 5B
FUMC & AARP to Sponsor "55 Alive" Driving Course
The First 'United Methodist
Church of Port St. Joe, and,
A.A.R.P'S- 55 Alive/Mature
The Upward Basketball
Awards Night will be Friday,
March 13 in the worship center of
Long Avenue Baptist Church. The
program will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Several of this year's players will
participate in the program and a
challenging message will be deliv-
ered by Chip Wheeler.
Chip is a. senior at Valdosta
State University. After ,the mes-
sage, each player will receive an
award, and prizes will be awarded
to those whose names are drawn.
The youth of the church are
sponsoring a hamburger and hot
dog supper before the program.
The costs will be $3.00 for a ham-
burger plate and $2.00 for hot dog
plates. Each plate will include a
hamburger or hot dog, chips,
baked beans and soft drink.
It is not mandatory, but will
be helpful if those planning to eat
* < at the church would call 'the
church office (229-8691) by noon
Thursday, March 12 (today) to
make reservations. The meal will
be served from 5:00 to 6:30.
Driving Program are offering a
driver improvement course for all
drivers over 50 years of age.
This driver's refresher course,
The First United Methodist
Church in Mexico Beach will
begin holding two morning, ser-
vices as of Sunday, March 15th.
The first service will begin at.
9:00 a.m., CT; for those"who pre-
fer a traditional worship service.
Then, at 11:00 a.m., OT, a con-
temporary service of praise and
worship will begin.
Rev. Ted Lovelace, pastor of
the church, cordially invites-
everyone in the area to attend the
service of their choice.
The College Park Church 'of
God in Wewahitchka will 'begin
revival, on March 16th. Services
will begin each night at 7:00 p.m.
CT, with evangelist Rev.' Fred
Canter and Farily.
There will be special singing
each night. Pastor Joe Glass.
invites everyone to attend and
enjoy, worshipping with them.
\-^.. Jesus House of Prayer Church
r Corner of 522 Kenny St. & N. Garrison Ave.
THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD -"Ignorance is Our Enemy" ,
S Hosea 4:6 My people aredestroyed for lack of knowledge:
.*77 because thou has rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou*
I^shall be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy GOD I will
also forget thy children. .
Proverbs 4:4-7 He taught me also, and said untome, Let thine heart retain my
words: keep my commandments, and live. Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it.
not, neither decline from the words of my mouth. Forsake her not, and she shall pre-.
serve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore
get wisdom; with all thy getting get understanding.
1. Proverbs 9:1-10 Different outcome for the wise and the foolish.
2. Phil. 3:7-8 Paul ignores his personal accomplishments, in exchange for
the knowledge of CHRIST.
3. Romans 10:1,-3 Through ignorance. Israel turns from GOD to self righteousness.
4. Isaiah 1:3-4 The ox and the ass have more knowledge than Israel;.,
5. Eph. 4:14 Do not commit because of others without self consideration and
6. 1Cor. 14:37-38 If one determines to be ignorant, let him be '. '
7. Titus 1:15-16 To the unbeliever, nothing is pure.
8. Acts 17: 22-23 They are ignorantly worshipping GOD.
9. Heb. 10:26 No more excuses, once you have the true knowledge of GOD.
10. Proverbs 1:7 The fear of Ihe LORD is theibeginningof knowledge .
11 'Eph. 1:17-19 The eyes of our understandings enlighten. -. .A ou:
:12. 2 Peter. 3:16-18,Some of GOD'S word is' not easy understood. "''"
13. 2 Peter 1:5-10 We have to diligently apply ourselves to know the LORD.
14. 2 Corin. 4:1-4 The gods of the world have ,blinded the people.
15. 2 Peter 1.:4-10 If we do these things, we will neither be barren, nor unfruit-
ful in the knowledge of our SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST.
PASTOR: WILEY HOPPS MINISTER OF MUSIC: CLARA HOPPS
BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe'Beach, FL 32456.
1 A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
',i MORNING WORSHIP l:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP. 6:00 PM ET
Sunday School 9:45 am Discipleship Training 5.00 pm Saun. Evening
Wed. Night at 7:00 pm. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study & PI'iaver Meetidng
aO taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in iiorship. God bless youI'
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
F r-or infbrmanon concernmg our bus minister please call 6-47 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 Streel & Marvin Aveinue
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY'
ST. JAMES' PORT ST. JOE
..S 7:30 and 11:00 a.r45 (ET)
+Sunday School 9:45 .
+ +ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
h ea en'
Discover God's love!
Everyone welcome i "
Long Avenue .
BAPTISr CHURCH- -L-
1601 Long Avenue Port SL Joe 229-869 1
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 rusic & youth
be held at the First United
Methodist Chur-ch, located at
1001 Constitution Drive in Port
St. Joe, on Thursday and Friday,
March 26th and 27th from 9:00
a.m. till 1:00 p.m., eastern time.,
To cover some of the expens-
es a charge of $8.00 per person,
preferably in the form of a check
made out to A.A.R.P., will be colI
The purpose of the 55
Alive/Mature Driving Corse is to.
help senior drivers become more
aware of, and to cope. with, haz-
ards on the road, age-related
physical changes and hazardous
weather driving conditions.
Classes will be presented in
:'two four-hour sessions over a
two-day period, Instructed by
Dick McLaughlin. Asst. State
Coordinator. Upon completion of
the course, a certificate will be
'issued to each. participant that
probably will give the certified
person a discount on their auto
Insurance. These certificates are
good for three years, then the
' 'course must be taken again. /
Make your reservation now
since space is limited. Call Oliver
Taylor at: (850) 647-5848.
In Mark 3:25 we find,
"And if a house is divided
against itself, "that house
will ,not be able to stand."
Oliver F. Taylor ". A problem of our youth'
Visitation Minister, First today is broken homes. We
United Methodist Church a]l need stability to main-
tain Christian lives. We
need to practice the presence of Christ as we live in
a world with so many temptations and problems::
We often focus upon children in the broken
homes. This is a good priority. However, the wife and
husband also hurt because of the broken relation-
ships. Generally when people marry it is with stars
in their'eyes and a dream of marital bliss. Something
.happens and love begins to dissipate.
Marriage is not a gained, afid the Christian mar-
riage is set by vows taken in God's name. Therefore,
Christians need to work toward harmniny 'in their
Part 3; By Bishop N. Pittman
New Covenant MWOC A father will sacrifice
"I write not these things to his own life for the life
shame you, but as my beloved "' of his family. He will
sons 'I warn you." (vs. 15) "For ,. ..
though you. hAde. ten totfadhctr r. ..t ~.r. as? .i's
instructors in Glrist. yet fI godL e... suitwhen his .
not many fathers- for in Christ baby needs shoes.
Jesus I have begotten you through .
the gospeL" (I Cor. 4:14-16) (vs. -, In Genesis 14:12-16, we fin
16)' "Wherefore. I beseech you, be that Abraham puts his own life i
ye followers of me." risk to rescue Lot, his family, an
In the last article, we gave goods from capthity. A father wi
some characteristics of a true :sacrifice his own life for the life
father which included the follow- his family. He will not purchase
ing: Feeds, Nourishes; Affirms; himself a new suit when his bab
Teaches, Trains: Helps, Aids; needs shoes or a two-seate
Encourages; and ,Rebukes, Re- sports car when there are fle
proves. people In his household needtn
transportation, A covenant ma
A dad 'can produce .babies, will live beyond today by planning
but a father knows how to bring for his grandchildren.
the child., into maturity and 1,::. ,would like to encourage
impact their society. every man to make 'sure that h
has mentors.' in his ,o.own mli
Many men lack accountability bas mentors aln his oetm li
and responsibility because they. : because we all need them. See
have not been fathered them- out and stay connected to tru
selves. Therefore, you. do .not fathers Fathers 'are concern
teach and train what you: don't about maturity and preservation
know nor give 'what you 'don't of the next generation. Let's b
Save. responsible to the next generation
'T cl~ ' ** ''( ui n i a. ^ r.icr *',
S. Abraham is another .example
in the Bible'of a father. ,The L0ord
taught him how to be a true
father through the principles of
A father understands and
practices covenant 'relationships.
His entire life evolves around the
understanding of. covenant and
contract. :As a result of this
understanding, a man will learn
to be 'responsible:,and account-
Abraham was a father to his
nephew Lot before he ever became
father to Isaac.
DV. being fathers. -
':Thank you for reading this
article. If you would like the i-st
, 'of this teaching. you may contact
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PAGE 6B fHE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1998
-i d "rc* ** *' *.**.'.- in :
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County School
Board proposes to amend and adopt policies, as
provided for in the Administrative Procedures Act.
for the purpose of bringing said policies into com-
pliance with Florida Statutes and State Board of
Summary; The following Is a brief description of
each proposal change.
Approval of Minutes
Budget Matters/Payment of Bills
Economic Impact: These proposals will result in
no direct costs associated with implementation.
IF REQUESTED, A HEARING WILL BE HELD
Time: 9:00 A.M., E.T.
Date: Thursday. April 2, 1998
Place: Board Room. Gulf County School
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
The entire text of the proposed rules can be .
Inspected during regular office hours at the Gulf
County School Board Office, 150 Middle School
Road. Port St. Joe. FL.
Special legal authonry under which the adopuon I,
authonzea and the law being implemented and
Interpreted are made specific
The addition and changes are proposed by and
approved for consideration by Jerry E. IKelley,
Approval of Minute,
Budget Matters/Pamrnen( of Bills
Personnel : .' ;. .
Student Mailers '
Surplus Property '
2tc. March 12 and 19. 1998
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
FILE NO. 98-15-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF :
S THOMAS J. COSGROVE,
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The adminiru-saUon of the e.taie 01f THOMAS ,
J COS3ROV'E. deceased File Number 96-15-CP
is pending in the Circuit Coun for Gulf County
Forilda. Probable Disicon. the address of which i
Cull County Courtnhoue fO Fifth Stueet. FPron
(From Page 2B)
Jr.. John Stanley. Jr.. and Billy E. Traylor.
SOthers present were: County Attorney .
Timothy McFarland. Chief Deputy Clerk
Douglas C. Birmingham. Deputy Clerk
Towah McLemore. Chief Admirdstrator Don
Butler, Administrative Assistant Debbe
Wibberg, and Building Official Richard
The meeting was called to order at :16
BEACHES WATER SYSTEM ORDI-
NANCE-Pursuant to advertisement to hold a
public hearing to consider adoption of a new
Beaches Water System ordinance. Attorney
McFarland read the proposed ordinance by
title. There being no public comment and
upon motion by Commissioner Peters. second
by Commissioner Knoc. and unanimous vote.
the Board adopted the following tiled ordi-
nance: 1. .
AN ORDINANCE PROMULGATING THE
RATES TO BE CHARGED FOR USE OF THE
GULF COLiNTY-WATERWORKS -SYSTEM IN
THE AREA KNOWN AS' ST. JOE BEACH,
OUTLINING MEANS OF ENFORCING PAY-
MENT FOR CONNECTION TO THE GULF
COUNTY WATERWORKS SYSTEM IN THE
AREA KNOWN AS ST. JOE BEACH: SETTING
LIP MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS: PRO.
HIBITING FREE WATER SERVICE- REPEAL-
.' ING ANY ORDINANCE IN CONFLICT: PRO-
\VDING PENALTIES FOR ViOLATION: AND
PROVIDING EFFECTIVE DATE.
(Complete Ordinance on I'le In the
Ol'fice of the Clerk of Circuit Court)
WHITE CITY WATER SYSTEM ORDI-
NANCE-Pursuant to advertisement to hold a
public hearing to consider adoption of a new
White City Water System ordinance. Attorney
McFarland read the proposed ordinance by
I- There being no public comment and
upon motion by Commissioner Knoi. second
by Commissioner Traylor. and unanimous
vole, the Board adopted the following titled
ORDINANCE NO. 98-06
S AN ORDINANCE PROMULGATING THE
RATES TO BE CHARGED FOR USE OF THE
S GULF COUNT' WATERWORKS SYSTEM IN
THE AREA KNOWN AS WHITE CITY: OULT-
LINING MEANS OF ENFORCING PAYMENT
FOR CONNECTION TO THE GULF COUNTY
WATERWORKS SYSTEM IN THE AREA
KNOWN AS WHITE CITY: SETTING UP MAIN-
TENANCE REQUIREMENTS: PROHIBITING
FREE WATER SERVICE. REPEALING ANY
ORDINANCE IN CONFLICT- PROVIDING
PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION: AND PRO.1D-
ING EFFECTIVE DATE.
IComplete Ordinance on file in the
O'flice of the Clerk of Circuit Court)
MOBILE HOME ORDINANCE-
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public
hearing io consider adoption of a proposed
mobile home ordinance. Attorney McFarland
read the proposed ordinance by title. There
being no public comment. Commissioner
Tra lor motioned to adopt the following tilled
ordinance and Commissioner Knox seconded
the mouon for discussion. After discussion
about inspections pnor to mobile homes
being brought into the County. a contract
inspector. and the age-limit of mobile homes
(1985). the motion passed 3 to 2. with
C chairman Yeager and Commissioner Stanley
ORDINANCE NO. 98-07
AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE
PLACEMENT OF MOBILE HOMES AND
MODULAR HOMES IN THE UNINCORPORAT-
ED AREAS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA;
PROHIBITING PLACING OF MOBILE HOMES
AND MODULAR HOMES WITHOUT FIRST
OBTAINING A PERMIT: PROHIBITING THE
OCCUPATION OF MOBILE HOMES AND
MODULAR HOMES UNLESS. THE SAME
MEETS CERTAIN CODES AND STANDARDS
SET FORTH HEREIN- PROHIBITING THE
INSTALLATION OF ELECTRICAL SERVICES
UNTIL PROPER PERMITS HAVE BEEN
ISSUED: DESIGNATING THE GULF COUNTY
BUILDING OFFICIAL AS THE ADMINISTRA-
TIVE AND ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF THE
ORDINANCE: PROVIDING ,FOR FEES FOR
PERMITS AND/OR INSPECTION; PRESCRIB-
ING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS AND PRO-
VIDING FOR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF FROM
SAME: PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
(Complete Ordinance on file in the
Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court)
Upon discussion' by Chief Administrator
Butler. Commissioner Peters motioned to
adopt an Inspection Check List to be used for
mobile home inspections (on file in the Office
of the Clerk of Circuit Court). Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and it passed
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second
by Commissioner Knox, and unanimous vote,
the meeting did then adjourn at 5:30 p.m..
WARREN J. YEAGER
BENNY C. LISTER
Si Joe. Honda J2-156 The n 3mes and addresses
of the personal representative and the per-sonal
representative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE 'NOTIFIED
All persons on whom this notice Is served
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the personal repre-
sentative. venue, or Jurisdiction of this Court are
required to file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
served within three (3) months after the date of the
first publication of this notice must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this Court;
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER.
The date of first publication of this Notice is
March 12. 1998.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe. FL 32457
Telephone 18501 227. 1159 ,
Florida Bar No 699070
,Joce E HasiUng-
Post Office Beo 1242
Julian. CA 92036
894 Washington Street
Abingitor. MA 02351
2c. March 12 and 19. 1998.,
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
HE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
S CASE NO. 98-13,
IN RE: The Estate of '
HENRY, VIRGIL TURNER.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
HENRY VIRGIL TURNER deceased. File Number
98 13. 1i pending in the Circuit Court for Gull
Counm,. Florida Probate Dt isoln. the address of
,hich Is Gull'Courty Cournhouse 1000 5h Street
Potn St Joe Fiond,. 32456 The name and address
of the Personal Representause and her atlornae are
eit forth below
Ali Interested persons are required to file
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. II All
claims against the estate and 121 any objecUicn by
an interested person on whcomn notice was served
that challenges the lalidiry ol the Will the quail
cailons of the Per'o.nal Represenlau'e venue or
Junsdiction ol the Couri
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED %ILL BE FOREVER BARRED
DATE of the first publicaon of this NoUce c.-
Adrrmnru-auon March 12. 1998
/s%' WILLIAMI J RISH
SRIH. GIBSON i& JONESL
206 E 4th Suree'
P. 0. Box 39
Port St Joe. Friday c32456
19041 229.21 I
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPfRESENTATi E
FL BAR NO 0066506
:.LAVERNE S TURNER
195 Ozceola St'eet
Por St doe. FL 32456
2ic. March 12 and 19 1996
RegiaL-rauon Books are nor open. at the Office of
Cora Sue Robinson Gull Count Supeivisor of
Eleclio.r,- Gilf Counts C.:urthoti-.. and will
rerniin open- tiirtugh April 10' 1998 fir olier
regisurau..n and changes in regisurauon for the
upconung Municipal Elecuon Tue;day. Ma\ 12.
THE Cm' OF PORT ST JOE
_-,; Pauline Pendarsi
SCit Auditor Clerk
lic. March 12. 1998
CDBG 197DB-3M.02-33 01-Lt13
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
The Guli County Board of Ccunr Commission will1
receive sealed bids from an, qua.liifle person. comr
par., or corporauon interested in construcung the
Communniv Deelopment Block part (CDBG) is
funding the project imcorjunctuon twih matching
counts fund& The Unnied Sttes Department 01f
Housing and Urban Deselopment IHUDI appropn.
ate.s CDBG funds All contractors submaiting bid-
should rei-tne, the Federal Regulaun-,s applich-able .'
to Ihis project
Plans and specificauons can be obtained at Preble.
Rish Inc 402 Reid A.'enu- FPon St Joe. Flnd'
32456.19i041227-7200 Plian car, alo be viewed at
the folloutrig locauons
CMD, 2050 An Mu-eum Dnie. Suiie
106. Jacksoenlle. FL 32207. 1904) 396
-F. W. Dodge. 1311 E\ecuute Center
Drine. Suite 108. Tallahassee. FL 32301
: 1904] 877 69-.7
Gulf Coast Community
College's Small Business Develop-
ment Center in cooperation with
Florida's Procurement. Technical
Assistance Program will offer a
-seminar entitled, "How To Bid On
Government and Private
Contracts" on Wednesday, March
25 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Gulf
Coast Community College,
Lifelong Learning Center. Student
Union, Room 246.
The workshop includes a dis- ,.
cussion of who uses government
credit cards, what they are used
to buy, what can be bought, and
how much can be spent. The cost
is $15 per person.
Gulf Coast Community
College's Small Business Develop-
ment Center will offer a seminar
entitled, "Accounting and Tax
Seminar for Small Businesses" on
Tuesday, March 24 from 6 to 9
p.m. at the Bay County Small
Business Incubator, located at
2500 Minnesota Avenue in Lynn
This column is provided as a service of the Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc., a professional counseling
and mental health center. It is not intended to replace psychological counseling or treatment services.
I am a professional and get-
ting dissatisfied with my career. I
have made a decision to'change,
careers which requires that I go
back to school. I am comfortable
with this decision and ready to
take on the task.
My problem is that I. can't,
seem to get motivated to get start-
ed. I don't kn6w what my problem
is. It seems that I am finding all
kinds of excuses to put it off. How
do I overcome this? I have never
been this resistant before.
Signed, Get Moving
Dear Ms. Moving,
It sounds as if you have made
a decision to embark ,on a life-
changing trek that will be wrought
with uncertainty, challenges and
hassles. The "Big First Step" is
one that you may feel you cannot
return from-a giant leap into a
new career that seems an omi-
Perhaps you should re-focus
on what you are about to do and
take things a step at a time. It
would be much easier to decide to ,
take a class than "go back to '
school". The latter implies a huge
task that you may be hesitant to
undertake. Even telling yourself to
"get started" can be like contem-
plating walking off the edge of a
Start talking to yourself about
the short-term steps rather than
the long-term goal and change
Compleuon date for this proiectl ill be 150 days
from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to
the successful bidder Liquidated damage- for lail.
ure I, complete proleci on the speciied die
sill be set at S1IOO0 per day
Please imdicale on the enmelope thai thi s isa sealed
bid. the bid number and "hat the bid is for
Along uith the bid contractor are to submi a bid
bo-nd amounting to 5 percent of baze bid Belore
fmializin a cor.inacL contracioir are to furnMh
perlormarce. labor and arinacnl bonds amnounun
lu 100 percent of contract sum T-ie' bond- snill
be counter signed by an authonzed agent who is a
resident in Fionda3, .ho is qualified for the exeeu.
Lion of such instruments anid the bond shall hivet
attached thereto Poer of Atuorne v-I U.e -igning
Bids accompanied by the Public Entr Cnrime
Statement and Bid Bond. must be submilted upon
the standard iTrnm, I'urnirhc d by Preble-Rish The
bid must conform to Secuor, 267 133 13l Fl,:nd.
Statutes. on public enury crime The niht I
reer-'ed. as the iniereit of the Oner mi' require.
it reject any ind all bids andi io, nie ua,, inlri
maliy in bid received
Atlenuon of bidders Is called to the LUcensing La,-
of Flonda All bidders must cmpl\ with all appllc
able stale anoI lical Ia,. co-ncerning licn-in
registrauon and regulau.,n of couarclors doing
business in Florinda
Attenuor of t-e bi.lders -i parusulirlv called i- the
requirement- i_; 1to condilu,:ns .I empleyerrit I.. be
observed and nrrunmum ,age rates 10 D paid
under the Corntract. Section 3 Segregated
racililes Secuon 109. \ecs ute Order 11246 2
and all applicable las arnd r-guui,:-,'i of the
Federal Governm-ient and State of Flonda
Gulf Counts is an Equal Oppr.iniJnlt Ermploer
The Gulf County Planning and Development Review
Board will meet Tuesday, March 17, 1998 at 10:00 a.m.,
E.S.T., in the Gulf County Commission Meeting Room at
the Gulf County Courthouse to discuss and possibly act
upon the following:
1). Subdivision Ordinance
The public is encouraged to attend. and be heard on
these matters. Information prior to the meeting can be
obtained from the Planning/Building Department/Chief;
Administrator's Office, (850) 229-6111.- "
1tc, March 12, 1998
,v Notice to Port St. Joe Merchants in
Downtown CRA Revitalization Area
The city anticipates including a commercial rehabilitation activity in its CDBG
Commercial Revitalization application. Merchants, either owners or lessees, who wish
to benefit from this program are encouraged to sign up for this program at City Hall.
'* Funding Ratio: Three Grant Dollars for One Private Dollar Investment.
The Building Must be Occupied by a business or a bona fide lease has been exe-
CDBG funds must be spent in the following order:
1. Corrections of Accessibility Code Violations.
2. Facade Improvements
3. Other Code Violations
Leaking roofs could be addressed only after the items above have addressed.
Signs are'Grant Eligible provided they are affixed to the building.
Contemplated is a program wherein an owner/occupant commits between $2,000
and $5,000 and receives a three-to-one match in grant funds. For example, a build-
ing owner or lessee putting up $2,000 in private funds would receive $6,000 in
CDBG funds while an owner or lessee putting up $5,000 would receive $15,000 in
Department of Labor wage rates must be paid on all projects in excess of $2,000.
Port St. Joe is a Fair Housing, Equal Opportunity,
1tc, March 12, 1998 J
your language accordingly-"I'm
going to enroll in school and reg-
ister for the first semester."
In addition, the 'payoff for
changing your career may be too
far away to motivate you. Basic
behavioral psychology suggests
that people are motivated by the.
promise of rewards or avoidance
of punishment. Once you decide
your next step, setup a reward for.
yourself when you complete it.
You have heard that "getting
started is the hardest part". This
is 'usually true and probably,
because we tend' to see getting
started as a huge undertaking.
The steps. themselves, are not
Take it a step at a time.
reward yourself after the first
step. and the rest will easily fol-
low. Should yotu require addition-
al assistance. please call the Gulf
County Guidance Clinic to speak
to a counselor.
Sincerely, Ed Dennis, MS
Clinical Services Supervisor
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
,and enci--urag amiranont and s ,-,,nen ,r.ed busal
:nesset .:. paiucipaie in this proict as prime or
Bidls ,'l1 be recelsed until 500 p rr- Eastern Time
on April 14 li9i at the Gull Co.untr Clerk'.
Olfice. Gulf Counrt Couir-.uuse 100) Fifth S -eet.
Port St Joe. Flnda 32456 and ,ill be opened and
read al.,u.J on Apnl 14. 1I',-i al 6 05 p mrr Eastern
lim- T'he bur,1 re-sere- the nol, I.:, relec t an
and all bid- ..-.
Cr--i for Fians and Spec il.:i-inn' iall be S50 00 per
set and i- n.srrelurndable Checks should be rrade
payable Io PREBLE RIl.H iMC
FEBRlAiRY 1998 ADVERTISEMEfNT FOR BIDS.-0'C001
2te March 12 nl 19 1998
Alabama Conmunity Development Corporation
d/b a Alicom Firnanrce. 3 OlTice Park Circle Sie
it' ). i Mounrain Brook AL 35223 uiLh a local office
at 2325 Frankford Ave Fanamia City FL 32405
g es, rnouce 10 all concern parues of its application
to the Li 5 Sm'll Bumness Adrrunistrauon Ior per.
mar,en a lien.- iii pr.adc the SBA 504 Loan
Fro',,rT in all cuuc unulsurenlt erei',o under
temporary license in the State of flonda including
Ba\ Calhoun Escambia Fr.nklin. Gad-'der,. Gull
Holrnme Jacks-on. Libery Lec.n. Okalousa Santa
Rosa \Wkull'I. Walton arnn a-hinglon and
expanding to Jelieroro Count% Presideni and
Elecuu,'e Director Diane D Rr.ehni minute all
comrrnerts Io be sent to LI 5 Small Business
Admirniri-iauon 7825 Baymneadou -. Wa,. Sie i)-.
B Jacionriilli-. FL 32256 7504 Narnes fof
Member? and Directir, of this non-profit corpora-
u:-n are available upon reque sit 1-800-239-5909.
Fantasy Properties, Inc.
1. MULTIPLE LISTrING SERVICE 2221 CR C-30 4
St. Joseph Bay eL
IML a~ 850.227.2511 or 888.458.7470 "EALTOFe
Sunday, 1-3 p.m. EST
GULF PINES GULF FROF! PORT ST. JOE PORT S. JOE
378 Gulf Pines Dr. 1306 Monument 804 Garrison Ave.
AGENT PAT RAAP
One of a kind -
beautiful gulf home.
AGENT DONNA SEIFERT
AGENT TOM GRANEY
Perfect starter home.
William B. Steiner, CPA will
discuss business legal entities,
recordkeeping, accounting meth-
ods, financial statements, inde-
pendent contractors, employees
and tax reporting for federal, state
and local governments. This sem-
inar is designed for. prospective
and existing business owners.
Reservations may be made by
paying a $15.00 registration fee in
advance at the Incubator in Lynn
Haven. For additional informa-
tion, call 271-1108 or (800) 542-
SBDC from outside Bay County.
GCGC Board Mtg.
The Board of Directors of the
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc.
will hold its regularly scheduled
meeting on Tuesday, March 17, at.
12:00 noon (eastern). The meeting
will be held at the Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Inc. Wellness
Center in Port St. Joe.
Small Business Incubator Offers Seminars
The annual spring cleanup in
District 3 will begin APRIL
1, 1998, in White City, Port
St. Joe section, Highland
View, St. Joe Beach ending in
Beacon Hill. We will only go
through your area ONCE, so
please have all debris placed
.on the county right-of-way by
ALL ITEMS MUST BE SEP-
.ARATD e. White Goods,
Wood Products Yard Debris,
etc.) PLEASE NO HO USE-
HOLD GARBAGE!! Thank
you for your active participa-
tio in past years to keep our
Commissioner Tommy Knox
3tc,. March 5, 12 and 26, 1998
The Star Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Mar. 12. 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 1737.3/5
'89, Plymouth Sundance, 2 door, auto-
matic, brand new paint, runs good,
$3,300 obo. 647-5722. 2tc 3/12
'91 Ford Escort LX, 4 door, automatic,
low mileage, excellent, cond. '$3,800.
229-6151 days, 229-1045 evenings. ,
'8.6 S-10 extended cab, 2wd, am/fm
stereo cassette, custom rims & tires,
$3,500. 227-1568 after 5. 4tc 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, $19,500. 648-5435.
'93 Honda 250 Nighthawk motorcycle,
low miles, $1,950. Call 227-1639 or
227-1109, ask for Charlie or Linda.
20 custom made pontoon boat-with 110
hp Mercury outboard and-trailer. Less
than 100 hours use. $9,000. 648-8211.
26.1' Mako with twin 150 hp Evinrudes.
less than 400 hours. Some electronics
and all aluminum tandem' trailer..
Reasonable offer. 648-8211.. tfc 3/12
Fiberglass 14' boat, trailer, trolling
motor. 18 hp Evinrude, needs repair.
S400. 647-5942. 2tc 3/5
23 ft. Cuddy cabin Spacecraft boat and
trailer, $4,150 obo. Has loran and runs
great. Call 229-9289. 1302 Woodward
Ae. 2tc 3/5
Two bedroom. I bath mobile home at
beach, S325 monthly. S200 deposit, no
utlitUes, no pets. references required.
Call 227-7372. 2tp 3/12
Two bedroom furnished trailer at
Overstreet. Call 648-5306. tfc 3/5
1100 SF WHSE 3 units available,
12x12 roll up door. 3' walk-in door;
Elect. available. 31st St., Mexico Beach,
S350 mo. 648-5242. 4tc 3/5
Lot.for rent to park a house trailer on.
Location Wewa. Call 227-3708. S100
per month. 2tc 3/5.
For Sale/Rent: Balfront house at Cape
Sari Bias, .3 bdrm., 2 ba., 1g. covered
decks, appliances. Call Phil at 227-
2112 or 229-8409. tfc 2/26
2 bedroom, 1 bath, 104 Helmet St.,
Beacon Hill. Call Bill Carr, 229-6961.
.... ,. tfc 3/5
%Two bedroom. partially furnished. cable
& water furnished with upstairs, $500
month. 1 year lease, 1004 Hwy. 98.
648-4384 or 648-5134. / tfc2/19
Twvo bedroom, central h/a, mobile home
in Wewa. 639-5552, evenings, 648-
5344. tfc 2/19
Time Share Weeks for Rent. Locally.
owned, located 6 miles from Blue Ridge
Parkway near Ashville, North Carolina.
Units are completely furnished. One week
available in May and July. Will rent for $50
per night. Please call 229-6378 for
details. 4tc 3/12
Safe 'N Dry Storage
302-B Reid Ave., PSJ FL
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Two bedroom, 1 ba. trailer on Pineda St.
Must see to appreciate. No pets. Call
647-5361. tfc 3/5
Dead Lakes, RV and mobile home lots,
$80 month, includes w&s. 639-5721.
For Rent: quaint building, clean, small,
easy to decorate, ideal for small wed-
dings, receptions, dinners, great rates:.
For information call 227-1278, or 227-.
1776. tfc 9/25
For Rent: Several beach front and gulf
view executive type homes and town-
homes available at off-season mon-dly
rates until April 1, 1998. For complete
details call Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, Inc. 648-5777 or 1-800-874-
5073. tfc 3/5
For Rent: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, pool,
garage, 124 Selma, St. Joe Beach, $750
month: First and last plus cleaning
deposit. 647-3461 or 1-612-416-3711-.
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Affordable
housing for the elderly and the hand-
;Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., stove & refrig., fur-
nished, fully carpeted, 1 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-
5106. tfc 3/5
1,200 sq. ft. office space. located on
Hwyv. C-30. S750 month. includes utii-
ties. Call 227-1774. Utc 3/5
Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport &
.. Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig.. washer/dryer hook-up.
*New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house. I 1/2 ba.,
inside laundry rm. ch&a. dishwasher
& stove, fully carpeted. No pets.
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat & air.
*One bedroom apartment. washer
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
One' and t 'o bedrobm apartments.- 2
blocks from beach. Beacon Hill, reason-
able. Call 912-246-1250. tic 3/5
Yard Sale: March 14. Gulf St.. 8-12.
Saturday. Tools. fishing stuff, house-
hold Items. clothes. etc. Rain cancels.
Giant Rummage Sale: St. James
Episcopal Church. 22nd St and
Marvin Ave.. Saturday. March 14. 8
a.m. 2 p.m. Rain or shine. Itc 3/12
Garage Sale: Saturday. March 14. 7
a.m. 3109 Garrison Ave. Ward Ridge.
Children's and adult clothing, toys and
more. ltc 3/12
Moving/Estate Sale. All items on sale.
tools, toys. household items. Saturday.
March 14. 121 Hwy. 386. 8 a.m. CST.
No early sales. Itp 3/12
SMoving Sale: Clothes for 81.00. Barbie
houses, toys, stuffed animals, Little
Tykes football toy chest. Fast Track
exerciser, Sharp typewriter (almost
Snew), antenna, too many things to
name. 1618 Marvin Ave. March 14.
starts at 12. Rain or shine. Itc 3/12
Yard Sale: Saturday. 1402 Long Ave. 8
a.m. until. Ite 3/12
Yard Sale: 2111 Palm Blvd.. Saturday.,
March 14, 8 2 p.m. Itp 3/12 .
Yard Sale: 238 Ponce de Leon. St. Joe
Beach. Curtains. clothing, light fix-
tures, pictures, shelves, .and misc.
items. Friday, March 13th, 8 a.m. -?
Garage Sale: Saturday, Mar. 14, 8 to 12
EST. 4221 Hwy. 71, Wewa, next to
Honeyville Methodist Church. Pageant
dresses and Easter dresses. Itc 3/12
FREE YARD/GARAGE SALE SIGNS.
PAWN SHOPPE, 216 THIRD ST.
1st Annual "Parents Hosted" Yard
Sale, honoring Brownie Troop #30, "The
Beaches". Sat., March 14th, from 9 a.m.
to noon. First Presbyterian USA of PSJ,
508 16th St. Sale Rain or Shine. Hope
to see you there Note: Donations are
needed: Call 647-5010.,Thank you for
your kind support. Sat., Mar. 14th,
don't miss 2tp 3/5
Wanted: Bartender/waitress. Apply in
person at Wonder Bar, St. Joe Beach,
647-9920. ltp 3/12
Now taking applications for seasonal
jobs. No phone calls. Apply at El
Governor Motel. Itc 3/12
Looking for people who want to work.
Must have transportation and wiling to
work weekends and holidays. Will train
the right people. Apply in person at
Beach Combers Pizza, 980 Cape San
Bias Rd. 2tc 3/12
Licensed Florida Real Estate persons.
Apply Rosasco Realty & Mortgage Co.,
227-1774. '4tc 2/19
GT Corn seeks experienced service rep
to handle a full range of customer
request and inquiries at our Port SI.
Joe'location. Successful candidate w,ill
possess good written and oral commu-
nication, interpersonal and problem.
solving skills. Position handles a large
volume of incoming telephone calls,
involves correcting billing discrepan-
cies, preparing work orders for service
request and ensuring appropriate fol-
low-up occurs. Position also involves
resolving delinquent accounts, billing
and posting accounts and selling a
complete range of telephone and pag.
ing services and equipment.'
We require high school diploma with
at least two years customer service
experience.. Associates degree may be
substituted for customer service expe-
rience Personal computing is required
and knowledge of internet is a plus.
We test for data entry proficiency and
.are a drug free workplace.
We offer a full range of benefits
including 401K and immediate health-.
care. Make the move 1o the fast paced,
world of. telecommunications today
Send resume and salary requirements
P. 0. Box 220
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
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
648-5146. 6tc 2/5
Teacher Aide, Inschool Suspension,
at Port St Joe Middle and High School.
Application deadline March 13. 1998. at
'.j,00 noon et. Contact Chris Earley.
IrliclpaJ. Port St. Joe High School. 100
Shark Dr., Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850)
Job Description: A copy of th&e adver-
Used Job description is atallable from
the school office or the dist. office build-
ing located at 150 Middle School Rd., in
Port St. Joe. QuallficaUons: H.S. diplo-
ma, post-secondary training preferred;
2 years of general work experience pre-
ferred; fingerprint clearance. Salary will
be determine-d by salary schedule. Gulf
Coupty Schools is an equal opportunity
employer. 2tc 3/5
Crystal Clear Car Wash is seeking help
to run car aash. For more information
Call 64.8-3090. 4tc 2/26
Cooks needed, train under chef. Apply
in person at Toucans Restaurant. No
calls please. tuc 3/5
Now hiring food servers, kitchen help
arid bartenders. Apply in person, at The
Top of the Gulf. talk with Jonnie. No
phone calls please. uc 3/5
Experienced nail tech needed. For
very busy salon on St. George Island.
350-927-3500. tfc 3/5
LOST: Beige purse and billfold
at Piggly Wiggly, may be left
in basket. Please return.
REWARD, need all i.d. infor-
mation. 229-1932. Itc 3/12
Pecan. trees,, bare root nursery stock.
Fico, Farms, Hwy. 386 in Wewa. 639-
3467. tc 3/12
Attractive Early American brown sofa &
chair, $150~ Sears best trash com-
pactor. $50: 13";TV, $25. 2 climbing
deer stands, $100 both. Call 648-3077.
Dining room table, with bench & 2
chairs, china cabinet, S225. 229-8341.
Oak table and 4 chairs, corner cabinet,
roll away bed, recliner, china cabinet.
Call 639-5099. Itp 3/12
Sheet music. Piano/organ/guitar.
Popular/gospel /c&w. Learners/teach-
ers/professlonals/collectors. By appt.
M.T.D. 5 hp rear tine roto tiller with
reverse, like new, $450. Wooden garage
door, 7x16', all hardware. $450. 229-'
9474. tp 3/12
44"x48" hardwood pallets, all in new
condition, $2.50 each. Call Jake at 648-
Cathy's Bookkeeping Service, 13 yrs.
experience. General bookkeeping,
services for personal or business
accounts. 639-2833. 4tp 2/26
One gas stove, one electric stove, $175
each. 648-5306. tfc 3/5
Brand new KOHLER whirlpool tub, with
all accessories, valued $1,800, for sale
$800 or bet offer. Call 647-5722.
216 THIRD ST.
227-PAWN, BUY, SELL OR TRADE
ea& 227-1279 eo4 Alace m
FOR RENT HELP WANTED I HEL P WANTED I MISCELLANEOUS
TIRADES and SERVICES&ZKU 4
Tax Returns A Specialty
S 224 Reid Ave. ..'
Port St. Joe
ittot1ole ,lhioob iorh5
Cabinets, Custom Mantles,
Free Estimates RF 0066770
i9- .--', J ':' -
Independent Mark.eting ReD. #119212
107 Sunset Circle Port St. Joe,
TLC Lawn Service _
atolerina to "ll Your Laorn
r.l.:....iri.g Trimrrin.: Ci-or, Ous.
laoricujir..3 Scror, ing F-rnillrng
L.r.acopring r on .1lr.:)r Sprinkllr r ep- a1r
Ref. ". 1ioc.i 229-6435
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Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
* Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
['PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
2: Odor Control 2
u ..1 Pet Stains
No ob too big, or too small"
S 227-178$k .*
Free Estimates Insured
Jeff Wood 227-1559
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
W-ihere Quality Is Hiaher rnan Price"
Painting Inerior/Exterior Deck,
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
(850) 229-1051.. 35
*" '' tfc 3/5
PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
.St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
/ MINI-STORRGE \
5x', 10 10x10 10X20
bn Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
^ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
IA L1- TZT-.~.. ~.,,.-.
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,-Z 4a. l rVwate r v .Iage -
y Free Estimates Z7
98 or 229-9663
Sav f Saw 7 In7 7C 5.4/
Concrete, Sidewalks, Driveways, Block
Additions, Patios. -
DAVID WATSON, 827-2485
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
uc C ERI0013168 INJURED
~ The Athletic
1/2 off w House,
C. J.'s Lawn
,*" 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
) LIC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call
Mobile 899-0219 or
S 899-o218 3/5
Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition, & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
RA0043378 ER 0007623
Stv' antn evc
GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
FL License ER 0010992, RA0054218,
LIC. #RF0051042 RG0051008* ER 0011618
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
Free PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
SFree REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
sctim "te INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
P J MINOR ELECTRICAL
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 850/229-6821
St. Joe Glass & Mirror
816-D 4th St. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 227-3885
Mirrors Plex-Glass Furniture Tops Desk Tops
Residential Commercial Industrial Shower Doors
S. Boat Glass Heavy Equipment Glass .
H & M IRRIGATION
for All Your Watering Needs
L EYv ESTIMATES
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
14x60' 2 bedroom, 1 bath, with :front &
back porch, $'1,750. 639-5156.2tc 3/12
1982 12X56' mobile home, carport
attached Florida room, Beacon Hill Call
10 puppies, chow-husky mix, free to a
good home. 227-7158 or.come by 252
Duval St., Oak Grove. tp
Reduce toxicity and restore nutrients
stripped by deworming. Ask BAR-
FIELD'S LAWN & GARDEN, 229-2727
about Happy Jack Vitatabs. For dogs
& cats. (www.happyjackinc.com)
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. ( -ww.happy-
jackinc.com) 6tc 2/12_
rh.age ignt.+'S, ,..C T h..o ~n '1OQ&C -~~- = f lS OU. S fl r. b wtjoe. S u- SnursOay.ma.JZ
3 bedroom, 1 bath completely remod-
eled with appliances, cen. h/a,
100'xl40' lot, 246 Pompano, $49,.900.
Call Crystal Sands Realty, 648-4400,
ask for Joan. tfc 3/12
Nice 2 bedroom mobile home, fenced
corner lot, low down payment.
Owner/agent, $25,000. 227-1980.
For Sale or Rent: 3 bedroom house at
528 7th St., Port St. Joe. Call 648-5306.
Please call again, tfc 3/5
Have you been denied home health care
but still need someone to help with per-
sonal care, light housekeeping or sit-
ting? Call us. Reasonable rates, refer-
ences upon request. CPR certified, 6
years experience in home health/hos-
pice. Melissa 648-4451 or Peggy 639-
3373. Leave message if no answer
please. 2tp 3/12
COINS BY THE. BAYI
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
Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday and
Thursday at 7:00.'
PORT ST. JOE 29-6859
Quality is # 1 & 25 yrs. exp.
647-3699 t0-rNIACe RIAI
Drop off and pickup center
2704 Hwy. 98
Catherine L. Collier
A1 Independent Sales
l, m 211 Alien Memorial Way .
A L ,Port St. Joe
AVOfl <(as) -64
Residential Custom Wood
A 8 R Fence
Fencing a Concerete Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 (850) 647-4047
Three bedroom, 2 bath house, screened
porch, near schools, cen. h&a, .$68,000,
Call after 6:00 p.m. 227e2560. tfc 3/5
3 BR home with pool, come with FREE
BIG SCREEN T.V.I Sellers' motivated.
Reduced from $79,900 to $64,950. 229-
2580 evenings, 229-9282 days. tfc 3/5
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
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.,
Women's Support Group. Thursday,
5:30 6:30 p.m., Wellness Center,
Third & Williams Ave. NO CHARGE.
New group in development. Any inter-
ested women' are encouraged to attend.
: Details, call 227-1145.
edal 227-1278 2'pace ""
BRADY'S HANDVMAN SERVICE
CLEAN-UP & REMOVAL Lawn & Landscape
Service Tree Trimming & Removal
Repairs & Painting Free Estimates
Owner/Operator, Gene Brady.
648-4380 call anytime 2p 3/12
Service. When You Need It!
Odell Mize Sharpening Service
Saws, Mbwer Blades, Tools,
Knives, Scissors, Drill Bits
1017 Woodward Ave., PSJ
850-227-1804 e t 2/12
229-9737 C.5 8
Over 50 colors to choose front
All Stucco -
Also specializing in:
Call Tim, "The
ip' thn 4/9
HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS
Windows 95 Troubleshooting Consulting Scanning Web Pages'
installations Commercial, Industrial or Individuals (No job too small),
1-850-647-9217 e-mail: FPogorzels@aol.com
16 A Inc.
16 Apalachee St. Apalachicola
AND BLOCK WORK'
GLEN CLAYTON (850) 653-9243
Piere 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
A Office: 850-229-6018
C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-0-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand.
Complete Septic Service!
Installation Pump-Out Repair
For sale by owner: two story new home, 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath house on 2 lots,
2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2 bath, mas- large room. can be used as bedroom or
ter bdrm., 22'x16' with garden tub, den. 1301 Palm Blvd. Asking price
sunken den w/fireplace and home the- $72,500. Call Andrea at 950-942-199,2.
atre system with surround sound. Front 6tp 2/12
and rear porch, 12x16' until. shed. By
appt. only. 101 Yaupon. 229-6411. Cape San Blas townhome. Security
Uc 3/5 gate. ocean %iew. Tennis, pool, fishing
lakes. Like new. many extras. Must see
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet to appreciate. 227-3351. tfc 3/5
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with septic
tank & well. $2,500 down, $132.16 mo. Lots on Dead Lakes, West Arm Section.
Call George, 229-6031. tfc 3/5 .Call 639-5920. tfc 4/2
9c4 4d!eat e 227-
We pick up or buy junk
cars & trucks.
FLEMING AUTO SALVAGE
Panama City, FL
(850) 832-0433 ,Ia ,
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
BaltzeU Ave. a Phone 227-7229
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service-
.*FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (850) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 ... Port St. Joe, FL 32457
JUST SAY NO TO RUGS
ENJOY THE BEAUTY AND EASY MAINTENANCE OF CERAMIC TILE
IDEAL DIRECTLY WITH THE INSTALLER AND GET DISCOUNT PRICES
ON CERAMIC TILE
GULF COAST FLOORING COMPANY
professional itie installations
Phone (850) 648-4164
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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 Dayis at 827-2398
Now accepting new bookkeeping accounts and
income taxes. Prompt reasonable
T. V. 6V.CnRo. SALES
Zenith G.E. RCA & Magnavox
Factory Authorized Service
We Service What We Sell
Badcock Home furnishings Center
310 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe,
For the handymann and Sportsman
We strive to meet your needs!
Hardware BLP Paints Ammunition
Hunting Supplies Mobile Home & Boat Trailer Parts
Live & Frozen Bait Tackle .Gifts and Souvenirs
306 Reid Avenue Roy Todd, Owner
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850) 229-8933
Circle. S Refinishi g
i Repair Touchup or Complete
This area's most experienced refinishers.
We do it ALL from furniture to floor.
827-6828 ask for Dusty I
For Sale by Owner: 4 bdrm., 2 ba., ne
carpet, ceramic tile, fenced yard,
75x150' lot, ch&a, 60 ft. shallow well.
See by appointment, 1703 Garrison
Ave. 229-8474 after 4 p.m. tfc 3/5
Lease Purchase, 3/2, pool, garage, 1/1
pool house, gulf view. 2% deposit plus
closing costs. Balance at 10%, 46
month balloon, $140,000. 1-612-416-
3711. tfc 3/5
Home for sale by owner: brick home, 1
1/2 lots, nice neighborhood. 4 bed-
rooms, 2.5 baths, family room, sun
room. Formal living & dining room.
Custom kitchen & breakfast nook, hot
tub, swimming pool, large deck, fenced
in back yard. 2700 sq. ft. heating &
cooling. Location 103 20th St., PSJ
(904) 229-8409. By appointment only.
f e 3/5
3. bedroom, 1 bath brick home on shad-
ed corner lot in' 'Highland View. Cen.
h/a, fireplace, new carpet in living area,
utillty room. storage and boat shed,
842,500. 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. tfe 3/5
A nice 3 bdrm.. 2 ba.' double wide
mobile home on 75x150' lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach. asking
855.000. Call 647-3292. dc 3/5
1/2 acre lots on,
paved county road,
septic tanks, wells,
natural gas, ready
to move onto.
financing with 10%
down. Call Billy
Wanted to Buy: Nice living room set,
queen size bedroom set. dining room
table & chairs, call 647-5423. lip 3/12
Wanted: Male or female (no drugs) to
share rent on 3 bdrm., 2 bath house In
Mexico Beach. 3 blocks from beach.
S250 plus part utilities. 648-4409. Dan.
$50 deposit, no lease. Itp 3/12
Need a man or woman who Is able to lift
a wheelchair and give me transportation
to a store or an event occasionally. I willl
pay. 227-2124. 1te 3/12
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98 2221 CR-30
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Simmons Bayou on St. Joe Bay
8217 Hwy. 98, Gulfaire BEACHFRONT! St. Joe
Beach. Beautiful 2 bd., 2.5 ba., furnished, vinyl/carpet. Total
electric ch&a, dishwasher, disposal, refrigerator, compactor,
washer/dryer. Great rental potential or year round beachfront
1306 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe. Outside and
inside arched entry ways & foyer lend an interesting appeal
to this 3 or 4 bd., 2 ba., ranch-style brick home. Lg. cathedral
ceiling living room with doors opening onto a screened-in
porch; adjacent den with doors onto patio, kitchen with appli-
ances, ample cabinets plus computer/office desk; separate
dining room, laundry room, 2-car garage. All of this on a
landscaped lot with shallow well for sprinkler system. Priced
Call Us for Any of Your Real
JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor
I REAL ESTATE i
GULFAIRE subdivision. Pretty lot on Perwinkle Drive. Minimal -
clearing mquired.: Restricted subdivision with pool and tennis
courts. $26,900... ., : -.,-
SIMMONS BAYOU. Beautiful baly view ---
;for future beachhouse. Lots of foliage -
Sand mature trees for as little as '..:
BUILDING LOTS HANNON
COMMERCIAL 1ote In downtoMn Port RE LT IC.
St. Joe.. Two still available at $14,000 PORT ST JOE
-,,h:. ." ....'t 227-1450
TWO ACRES off .J. C. Danlels R .adt .. ..
near Wetappo Creek. Easy access from SR 386. $10,600. .
/5A DD g
Surrogate mother wanted: white male.
49, Eskimo female 37 unable to have
children. We are looking for a fertile
female, over 18 willing to have our baby.
while at their Beacon Hill beach home.
Room, board and negotiated compensa-
tion. All races consider d, please send
1-2 photos will return,,- plus detailed
information about yourself. Will call or
write all replies. Write: Miickey Lee, Box
13292, Mexico Beach, FL 32410.
Couple with two children would like to
lease reasonable three bedroom house.
Call 227-1280, before 6 p.m. 2tc 3/5
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.7
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: William Andrew White
Highland View. Florida
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a peuuon for
dissolution of marriage has been field :,uain t ou.
and that you are required to serve a copy of your.
response or pleading to the petition upon
PeuiliUner's aitomey. Timothy J McFarland. P. 0.-
Box 202 Pan St Joe. Florida 32456. and file lhe
original respon-e or pleading in the )ilfice of Clerk
clf the Circuit Cour 1000 FilIh Street. Pun St Joe.
Flonda 32456. or before the 30 da% of March lIQ8
If ou fid to do so a delfulh judgmert %ill be taken
against you for the relie.l demanded hn the Peuuon
DATED AT FPOR ST JOE GULF COLiNTi FLOR].
DA. thij24 Feb 1996
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Tonya Knox
4tc, February 26 and March 5. 12 and 19, 1998.
The'City of Port St. Joe is accepting applica-
tions for the following position:
Maintenance Worker, I
Application and job description may be
picked up and returned to the Municipal
Building. 305 Fifth Strerl. Port St. Joe.
Florida 32457. Applications deadline March
The City of Port St. Joe enforces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and Is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmatilve Action Employer.
2.C. March 5 and 12 199S
NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION
NOTICE Is hrreb) glen pur-uanrt to Secuon
336 10. Florida Statue,. that the Board ,:if Courty
Cormnir.lsioners. o1 Gulf Countr rl-,nda. at aiu reg
ular mceung on the 10th da% of February 199.i at
6-00 p m alter duly adermused nouce of hrannr
on ,id mJtuer has cloed. ,acatr.d abandoned the
Interest in the public in the lolloiLng descrined
Block 25. Beacon Hill Subdivision as
per Official Plat recorded In the
Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court.
Gulf County. Florida.
NoiUce neretol -hall be publhhed one Ill( time lnh
in -rirty 1301 day from the adoption of the
ReolutiUon abandoning sad alleyway.'road, sav
THIE BOARD CIOF COiiNTi' COMI.IS.SIOiNERS OF
GULF COUNTY. FLORiDA
Warren J. Yeager, Jr.
Attest: /s/Benny C Liaser
Itc. March 12, 1998.
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