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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: March 19, 1998
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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12/31/99
ARCHIVES BINDERY
1508 HWY 431-5
ALBERTVILLE AL 35950


USPS 518-880
-SIXTIETH YEAR, NUMBER 29


320 Per Copy 35
Plus 30 Tax ....


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 -THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1998


Flood Water Levels Set A Record


Flood Pictorial
............................ Page 7A

'Bay Committee Meeting
......... ...... Story on Page IB

FCPC Reaches 1.5
Million Milestone
............................ Pago I B

360 Merges
With ALLTELL
S............... Details on Page 3B

Area Sports
....................... Stats, Photos
on Pages 9 & IOA

Canal Stops Up
.......................... Check O ut
Photo and Story on Page 3A

4 Gulf County Hoopsters
Make All-State
................ Story on Page 7A


Red Cross

Opens Wewa

Service Area
Since the devastating floods
last week, the primary focus of
the American Red Cross relief ef-
forts has been the provision of
emergency shelter, food, and first
aid to disaster-survivors. The Red
Cross is also currently providing
assistance to individuals with-dis-
aster-caused, needs in order to
enable them to resume their nor-
mal family living patterns.
The Red Cross will be open a
service center, located at the We-
wahitcka Fire Station, 117 2nd
Street, Wewahitchka, on Wednes-
day, March 18. The service center
will be open from 9:00 a.m. until
6:00 p.m.
Each individual going to the
center will have an opportunity to
meet one-on-one with a trained
interviewer, which will help to de-
termine needs and provide ur-
gently needed assistance. This as-
sistance may Include food,
clothing, rent, emergency home
repairs,, household items, medi-
cines and tools.
If counseling. is desired, the
workers are "available and may
also refer 'ou to other resources
that can help as well in your re-
covery. Once the flood water go
down in other affected areas, the
Red Cross will continue to pro-
vide i additional assistance in
those areas. also.
The American Red Cross Hot-
line number is 1-800-541-2748
and will be staffed daily from 8:00
a.m. until b:00 p.m. This hotline
provides people with a convenient
way to find out about the services
that the Red Cross can provide.


Hits Highest

Level Recorded

Since 1929
After nearly one week of dam-
aging flood waters approximately
15% of Gulf County's residents
are still reeling from the effects as
the waters begin to slowly sub-
side.
The question being debated
by old timers this time last week
was whether or not the 1998
floods were going to reach 1994's
record levels.
Unfortunately, current flood
waters not only met the 1994
mark, but now have the dubious
honor of being the worst recorded
since 1929.
According to Gulf County's
Emergency Management Director
Larry Wells, flood levels near
Wewahitchka exceeded '94 levels
by four Inches. But, in the
Howard Creek area that differ-
ence was greater, at approximate-
ly six to eight inches above '94
levels.
According to press releases
from Gulf County Emergency
Management, preliminary damage
assessment figures show 613
homes received damage from
flood waters. Of that number,
Gulf County Chief Administrator
Don Butler stated approximately
one-half (339) were mobile homes
and the rest were conventional
homes. The list doesn't include
recreational vehicles.
Apparently one-third (205) of
the homes damaged received
major damage, while the rest
received varying degrees of minor
damage. Of those listed. 39' were
considered to be tofallyide i.dyedr:e'
at the time of the preliminary sur-
vey, Butler said.
Six commercial structures
were damaged by the flood, five of
which received major damage. At
the flood's peak, more than 60
roads were closed, mostly on the
east side of Gulf County.
The Apalachicola River crest-
ed at 27.34 feet Friday at
Blountstown and the Chipola
crested, also on Friday, at 31.22
feet at Altha.
in. 1994. those crests were
recorded at 27.37 and 29.6 at the
Apalachicola and Chipola Rivers.
Water was reportedly over-
flowing Depot Creek and onto
Highway 98 east of Port St. Joe on
Tuesday.
Wells suggested that the rea-
son flood levels were higher this
year in Gulf County was the river
was above flood stage and the
ground was already saturated
when recent heavy rains hit the
area.
Begin Returning Home
Flood waters crested Sunday
morning in the north end of the
county, Monday at Howard Creek,
and Tuesday at White City.
Levels had fallen off enough
in places in the north end of the
county by Tuesday that some res-
idents were being allowed back to


Flood waters had reached' Wite .City via the Intracoastal Waterway the first of the week, and begun to threaten homes. Shown is a
view of the county park and-boaT landing from atop the White City Bridge.


e, -, chka Commu.-nt& ,nte
Food doods; ,.:-., Comm fnity Ceitept and Red CrossService Center
Water ..... .. ....... ....Commdunity Center and Check Stations
Ice .. ... .......... Community Center, DalkeJth Check Station,
and Howard Creek Check Station
Blankets ,; '. Community Center and RPed Cross Service Center.
Shelter ....... . . . .. Community Center
Cleaning Kits ... ,Community Center and Red Cross Service Center
Clean-Up Instructions/
Fact Sheet .. .. .- ". .:,'. .... .. .. Red Cross etrvice Center
.*Do't jorgectpcheckfor.snakes and critters as yoz start the dean-up and repair process.
Tetanus Shots .-v,.f. .... :. .. pulfCountv Health Department
at 227-1202 or 639-2561
Disaster Assistance Applicaton-FESMA .. .. 1-800-462-9029
Septic Tankland : -
.Drinking Water nformatioh .. Gulf County Health Department
at 227-1202 or 639-2561
To Report Water Damage .. Gulf County Emergency Management
: at 229-9110 or 639-5068
Medical Enmei-gency.... ...... ....... . ..... ........ 911
Additional Information or Law
Enforcement Assistance Emergency Management at 229-9110 or
639-5068 or Gulf County Sheriffs
Office at 227-1115 or 639-3037


their homes to begin the long task
of cleaning up.
Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen said county and state
personnel will assess roads and
bridges for damage as water levels
fall to determine if they are safe
for traffic before allowing resi-
dents to return to flooded areas.
"Every effort will be made to
allow residents to return safely to
their homes as soon as possible
after the water recedes,".
McKeithen said:
Wells estimated, based on
National Weather Sqervice statis-
ties on river forecasts, water could
be out of- nearly all of the homes
In the north end of the county by
Thursday or Friday. It should be
out of the Howard Creek area by*
Friday or Saturday. Areas below
that point-such as White City-
should follow shortly behind that
period.
These are all estimates and.
could change based on rainfall up
river, tide levels, and road condi-
tions discovered once the water


clears out.
Presidential Assistance
Declaration
Gulf Count), has received a
liesidenuial DeclaratidonTor indi-
vidual and public assistance,
according to Wells. He noted that
anyone who has sustained dam-
age can call 1-800-462-9029 to
apply for benefits and assistance.
This comes on the heels of a
meeting Saturday. with represen-
tatives from the offices of State
Representative Jamey Westbrook,
Senator Connie Mack and
Senator Bob Graham.
FEMA Disaster Assistance
Michael Harden, State
Emergency Response Team
Liaison, notified The Star Tuesday
that FEMA had set a tentative
schedule to help with disaster
assistance applications.
Harden said those tentative
plans called for FEMA to man a
mobile recovery unit at the
Community Center in
(See FLOOD on Page 3)


Commission Deals With Truck Problems

Narrows Support for CDBG Grants Down to Single Request to Improve Drainage


Port St. Joe city commission-
ers took advantage of a relatively
light agenda Monday night to dis-
cuss a few pesky problems and
plan for a few future and ongoing


projects.
Truck traffic on Reid Avenue
and, in the, downtown area has
presented a problem since the
completion of the downtown revi-


Overflowing Septic Tanks -Posea


Danger to People In Flooded Areas

Health Department Gives Words of Caution On How to Handle the Situation


This information is Intended for residents of flooded or saturated
areas that are served by septic tanks.
Flood waters may. contain fecal material and associated bacteria
and viruses from overflowing septic tanks. Although skin contact with
flood waters does not, by itself, pose a serious health risk, avoid con-
tact if you have open cuts or sores.
If you have any open cuts or sores that will be exposed to flood
waters, keep them as clean as possible by washing well with soap to
control infection. If a wound develops redness, swelling, or drainage,
seek immediate medical attention. There is some risk of disease from
eating or drinking anything contaminated, with flood waters.
Do not allow children to play in flood water areas, wash children's
hands frequently (especially before meals), and do not allow children to
play with flood water-contaminated toys that have not been disinfect-
ed. You can disinfect toys using a solution of one ounce of bleach (1/8
cup) in two gallons of water.
Don't wade through standing water. If you must, bathe and put on
clean clothes as soon as possible.
It is critical for you to remember to practice basic hygiene. Wash
your hands with soap and water that has been boiled or disinfected
before preparing or eating food, after toilet use, after participating in


flood cleanup activities, and after handling articles contaminated with
flood water or sewage.
If your plumbing is functioning'slowly or sluggishly, you should:
*Conserve water as much as possible, the less water used the less
sewage the septic tank must process.. Minimize use of your washing
machine; gd to a laundrymat. Rental of a portable. toilet for a temporary
period may be another option.
*Not have the septic tank pumpediExceptionally high water tables
might crush a septic tank that was pumped dry. If the fundamental
problem is high ground water, pumping the tank does nothing to solve
that problem.
*Not have the septic tank and drainfleld repaired until the ground
has dried, up so you can tell if any permanent damage has been done
to the system. Often systems are completely functional when unsatu-
rated conditions return. Any repair must be permitted and inspected by
your county health department.
If there is a backflow of sewage into your house, wear rubber boots
and waterproof gloves during cleanup. Remove and discard absorbent
household materials, such as wallcoverings, cloth, rugs, and sheetrock.
Walls and hard-surfaced floors should be cleaned with soap and water
See SEPTIC TANKS on Page 3)


talization project.
Large trucks are continuing
to go down Reid in spite of signs
advising them not to do so. They
run over curbing along the road-
side damaging it as they attempt
to make turns off and on the
street.
Another problem discussed
was damage caused to the median
and other areas as the trucks
attempt to turn into the alleyways
downtown.
The board suggested tighten-
ing patrol of Reid Avenue and
redesigning the alley entrance-
ways so trucks could more easily
navigate the turns.
Another -problem broached
during the discussion was local
businesses blocking the alleyways
for, extended periods, while not
loading or unloading products or
merchandise. Some thought was
given to establishing time limits, if
notifying merchants of the prob-
lem didn't resolve the Issue.
CDBG Grants
Commissioners voted to con-
centrate their efforts on one
Community Development Block
Grant (CDBG) application, rather
than two, as was being consid-
ered.
The board decided that
because of matching fund
requirements and negative' future
point impact, they should concen-
trate their efforts on stormwater


drainage improvements in North
Port St. Joe rather than make
dual applications that would
include a downtown revitalization
phase two CDBG application.
Most of the matching funds
required for the stormwater
improvement application could
come out of budgeted water and
sewer money. But, matching
funds for the downtown grant
would have to come out of the
general fund which is already
hurting because of the paper
mill's property tax dispute.
In Other Business
*Mayor Johnny Linton sug-
gested the board look into acquir-
ing property behind Port St. Joe
High School, alongside- Long
Avenue, to be considered as a
future site for a little league and
softball complex.
*Commissioners discussed
getting back to work on the
Highway 71 median refurbishing
project.
*Philip Jones, of Preble-Rish,
Inc., Consulting Engineers,
reported to the board that a pre-
construction conference on the
marina project would be held on
March 25th with Royal American
Construction. Jones said excava-
tion on the construction site
should begin in early April.
*City Attorney Billy Joe Rish
notified the board the Northwest
(See COMMISSION on Page 3)


CONSTITUTION


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The Star

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1998


Helping Hand

AS USUAL, THE GOOD FOLKS of Gulf County have come to
the aid of their less fortunate neighbors who find themselves in
trouble through no fault of their own. It's ironic that there are
as many people offering their assistance as there are people who
are incapacitated by the flooding of the northeastern portion of
the county. A virtual army of helping hands has turned out,
without being asked, without being promised some sort of remu-
neration, or even because they "owe" the affected folks in some
manner or other. They have been available for the flood victims
since the first day of too much water, without let-up.
That's part of the life-style a group of citizen-leaders dis-
cussed trying to maintain in our county two weeks ago. They
discussed ways and means of sustaining the 'neighbor-helping-
neighbor' means of living in 'Gulf County despite growth we
might be blessed with in the future. It was the one attribute ex-
pressed by all as the one thing they would have preserved at any
cost. The reason why was given within ,the past week when
neighbors turned out en masse with the expressed question, "Is
there anything I can do?"
SATURDAY AFTERNOON, THIS editor rode up to Wewa--
hitchka, delivering a load of flood relief supplies and witnessed
first-hand the helping hand turn-out of 'just plain folks' man-
ning relief stations for flood victims. In addition; there were the
Red Cross and the ever-present Salvation Army contingents with
their operations providing comfort and meals.
'We were directed to the Community Center to unload our of-
ferings and witnessed the Salvation Army unloading crates of bot-,
tled water and stacking It outside the,Community Center nearly
as high as the building.
Nearly every public building in town, nearly every church
and many private buildings had been converted to centers of dis-
pensing relief and supplies.
WEWAHITCHKA'S CATCHY MOTTO IS "The Little City With
A Heart". It's nice to have'a city .. and county. .. with a heart
. .to gather around at a time like this. We don't know from per-
sonal experience, but to us it would almost be a privilege to go
trough a flood to witness such an outpouring of caring and:self-



Misuse of Funds

STATE GOVERNMENT IS NOT being a very good steward of
the largesse it is about to receive from big tobacco for illnesses
caused due to smoking. The lawyers are asking for exorbitant
fees for handling the matter for the state and the state is already
spending the windfall of funds before they even receive the mon-
ey and spending it for everything besides the reason it claimed
big tobacco owed it in the first place.
Atthe beginning of the state's attempts to recover great gobs
of money-from the deep pockets of the tobacco companies, the
state claimed it was out of pocket for expenses to treat people
who had been made ill from the tobacco habit. It had been prov-
en to cause a high rate of cancer and emphysema in its custom-
e r s -. -' "- . .. "
S 'WHAT DO WE ATTEMPT to do with the money? Take care of
the spending' for new programs. Make a bevy of lawyers very
rich. Use a quantity for the schools. As worthy a cause as this
last one is, the school woes weren't caused by big tobacco and
big tobacco shouldn't be required to pay the tab for righting this
wrong. ,
We believe Governor Chiles should put his [walking] foot
down here and earmark that money for caring for the many folks
tobacco has made ill; in some instances, terminally so.
If.the money is put to any other use, we contend that the
state would be stealing money from big tobacco in order to fund
a budget or budgets, rather than holding big tobacco liable for
what it caused. Without big tobacco's acquiesence in putting the
money to any other use would be nothing less than piracy. Every
other entity in Florida could expect the same treatment from a
state raid on their treasury.
WE DON'T HAVE AN argument with holding up big tobacco.
Goodness knows they have caused enough suffering among our
people. But to claim you :are, going to .use the money for one
thing and then use it for. another, isn't right..As a matter of fact,
such a requirement could result in inadequate funding of what
the money was Intended to pay for in the first place.
..Just because it happens to. be a ready source,of a substan-
tial amount of quick money should be, no excuse to waste it with
new programs and covering deficit financing. .


Hunker Down With Kes


by Kesley Colbert


It's A Girl!


I don't know exactly where in a
marriage you realize you have lost
all control. I want to be the man of
the house. I have worked at it over
the years. And I think there was a'
time when members of my family
heeded what I had to say.
At least, they listened to me.
I have said "no.cats" on sever-
al different occasions. As a matter,


of fact. I have said "nada" to every
. cat that Cathy. Josh or Jesse man-
aged to drag up over the years. Of
course that kept exactly zero cats
from finding my porch. sleeping in
my shed. enjoying a hand-out on
the back steps and ever so
smoothly easing into my kitchen .
,.. and then the den . and on to
the sofa and my big chair .
"Ya'll keep that darn cat out of
my baseball room and out of my
bedroom" A man has got to put
his foot down.
"Yes dear." "Sure dad."
S "Jesse? Jess! .. Jessel"
0'. "O.K."
SIf you think this is just going


to be another cat story . oh.
how I wish
The first cat kinda stayed
away from me. You might say we
had "an understanding". Out of
the goodness of my heart I let her,
or him, live with us for twelve
years. Sue-Cat II hung around for
the next ten years.
When he, or she, (I don't want
to know) got older it got to crawling
up in my lap and sleeping. Out of
deference to her age I would toler-
', ate it. But I made Cathy stand
watch! I didn't want any of my
friends stopping by unexpectedly
.and catching me in such a'com-
promising position;. .,. ,


I've already told you about the
ugly cat that showed up two days
after Sue II went on to his-her -
great reward. I feel like I'm running
a safe house for alley cats. Garfield
keeps calling. wanting to come
over.
Listen, we kept cats back
when I was growing up just so our
dogs would have something to
aggravate on slow days.
Our new, little, frail, weak,
helpless kitten begin to put. on
weight. And he-she put on more
weight. And more weight! Cathy is :
thrilled her expensive, gourmet,
top-of-the-line Little Friskies is
getting the desired results. I'm
beginning to think Garfield. has.'
called!
"Cathy, something ,ain't nor-
mal here!"
4'wenty-three years around
cats .. youpick up a few things ,
whether you .want to.or not!
"She's just healthy. Aren't you
proud that we have, been, able to.
help this poor little stranded kit-
ten?"
>Eight zillion women in the,
world and I marry Pollyannal
The cat grew larger. I suggest-
ed weight watcher's Little Frlskies.
Then that crazy ca, took to doing
strange things-even for a cat. It
got real finicky about what it ate. It
took :io going off and hiding for'
long periods at a time. It didn't .
want to be touched. Cathy tried to
talk to the animal.
I figured cats is cats!
Until it went into my bedroom
and crawled up in my closet ,
beside my Air Nike's and my Red )
Wing work boots! We couldn't coax
her out. We couldn't talk her out.
We couldn't pull her outl
I begin to get the ole sinking
feeling-there wasn't a male crea- .
ture in the world .that would be
this stubborn!
Folks, the poor, tired, young,
stranded, helpless, Innocent,
homeless little cat had four kittens
in my bedroom closet!, Mydaddy is
turning.. Po :i in, is"- gravel -My,
brothers are laughing from -,five,
hundred miles away. We already
have a wild Hungarian, a ,half-
crazy German, a displaced youth
minister and a brown "puppy" who
in a few weeks is going to be bigger
than Andre the Giant living, with
us. I guess on :the bright side, we
near 'bout got, a kitten for every-,
body in the house.
In my bedroom closet
Unbelievable! You ought to
hear'em about three in the morn- '
ing. It's sounds like a herd of wharf
'rats trying to eat their way out of
the hull ,of the Titanic as the water
starts pouring in.
And that ain't-the worst part.
Pollyanna bought some cat litter
so the. "young mother won't have to
leave her little ones alone while
she goes outside". She sets up this
cat-atrophic "out house" in our
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)


My Annual Birthdays Are Now Only Six Months Apart


WELL, ANOTHER YEAR has
rolled around on the old birthday
calendar. Tomorrow, I am anoth-
er year older, like it or .not. Con-
sidering the only other alternative
available to me; I guess I like it,
very much.
I never thought I would ever
arrive at this particular age, but
here I am smack In the middle of
it. I am now using up part of
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roughly


someone else a anottedct Iree
score and. ten". I don't know who
it belongs to, but I, thank you, THE OTHER WEEK I had to
whoever you are. I'll take good go over to Panama City to. a der-
care of it and live every moment matologist to have a skin cancer
of it like it was my [and your] taken off my nose. I'm not afflict-
last. ed with the "big 'C", but like .sp
many other people of advanced
I don't feel a year over 30 and age, I've developed a couple of
it galls me to be the least bit hob- small skin cancers which "need'
bled and supposedly unable to do taking off. .
certain tasks I never gave a sec- The common theory s that
ond thought to 10 years ago If they arecaused by too much sun.
the next 10 years treats me like I have another theory' about
the last 10 years did, I don't them. After sitting in the doctor's
know from one week to the next
who will be writing this column in at the burning and. freezing, I no-
the futureced that all those waiting were
The past 10 years treated me no longer of the do-anything-you-


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want age or stature. In other.
Swords, everyone waiting was like
me; a little bit long In tooth!.
It was :only my second trip to:'
Dr. Seragusa. the first being
three years ago. He looked at his'
records and told me, is the rea-.
,son I knew it was three years ago.
He told me what the matter was.
with a small place on my cheek
back then and just what was,
done about it. .

IT'S STRANGE, BUT ever1
since I became eligible for medi-
care, it seems as if I find myself
in the doctor's office right regularJ.
It isn't because I want to, that's,
just the way-it is.


It seems. that the framers of
the medicare program instinctive-
ly knew just thie age, bracket I
would fit in for needing medicare
coverage. .. .
I guess that instead of refer-
ring to the "Social Security age",
it's more proper to refer to the"
"medicare age". '
I have to admit, I'm right in
the middle of it and getting more
and more "In it" every succeeding
birthday I record.
I no longer want 'things' for
my birthday. I used to -long for a
fishing rod, a new saw, a special
pair of pants 'r' the latest style
shirt. There would nothing do. me'
but a trip to some fancy restau-
rant for a gastronomic, creation to
wrap. my tongue ar-ound. A gift
certificate' for a trip to some place
interesting would (also be in or-'
der.
Now, it seems as if a' quiet
evening at home in my easy chair
suits me just fine! It'll usually fill
the bill when nothing will do. An.
evening with the latest issue of


National Geographic magazine is
about the' most desired gift I
could come up with. Should my
wants be greater?. .

S THIS YEAR, .MY birthday co-
oincides with the first. day, of,
spring.. That used to mean some-'
thing to. me, too. It happens only.
so often, as the first day of spring
normally comes on March 21,
rather than March 20.'
This used to give me a charge
to know that the day ordinarily
thought of as the 'first day of a,
new growing season was on my
birthday. It meant a new begin-
ning for both of us. Now, I just
hope it's warm on that day..
And, not raining.
It will give me charge enough
if tomorrow is a rare nice day for'.
a change., .

LET ME GET back to that.
visit to the dermatologist for a
moment.
While I was sitting in the
waiting room I saw four or five'


people from Port St. Joe; each,
one. ofan advanced age.'suffering"
from the old nail's fise'ase, pesky
skin lesions, like I was.
The first person I saw was
Catherine Nix, my high school
English teacher. She said she'
was' waiting to see the doctor, as
she did every year.
Then, I saw George Coody.
Like me, he was waiting for the
doctor to see if he could make
any improvement in the way he-
looked. If he didn't have any more
success than I did, he is still the
same old' George.
Next, I saw Sam Ford and his
wife, Carolyn. I don't know which
one was there to see the doctor.
: When I got. in, I remarked to.
the doctor, "Dr. Seragusa, if it
wasn't for' Port St. Joe people
coming to see you, you wouldn't
have any business at all today!"
He just grinned, stuck me
with a needle and zapped me on
the nose. Then he did the best he
knew how,. with my appearance.


-THE STAR-
USPHS 51880
Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 "
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Second Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL.
Wesley R. Ramsey . Editor & Publisher, President'
William H. Ramsey . . . Vice President
Frenchie Ramsey . Treasurer, Office Manager
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Septic Tanks from Page1


Accident Report Retraction
According to Lt. Brad Hall of
the. Mexico Beach Police
Department, Roberta Hamilton
slowed to make a left hand turn--
she did not stop. She then pro-
ceeded to turn in front of Jessie
Fields. In doing so, she had failed
to use a turn signal.
As a result, charges were filed
against Hamilton for failure to
yield the right-of-way.
Unsteady Driver Pulled
On Friday, March 13th at
about 10:14, Terry D. Dykes of
Port St. Joe Beach was seen oper-
ating a 1980 Ford pick-up truck.
He was stopped at Third Street
and Georgia Avenue for suspicion
of -D.U.I. by Patrolman Nick
VanStrander.
Following investigation,
Dykes was arrested for reckless
driving-alcohol involved, due to
no breathalyzer' operator being
available. He was also issued a
citation for being in possession of
an open container.
Structure Fire
On Tuesday, March 10th at
near. 10:00, Patrolman Nick
VanStrander and Lt. Brad Hall
were called to a structure fire at
2301 Highway 98 in Mexico
Beach.
SUpon arrival on the scene,
they observed fire on the third
floor of the residence. While wait-
ing the arrival of fire department
personnel, VanStrander attempt-
ed to put out the fire.
The Mexico Beach Volunteer-
Fire Department responded to the
call and extinguished the fire
caused by an apparent chemical
reaction involving paint thinner.
Inebriated Youth Halted
Near 11:00 p.m. last
'Saturday. Patrolman David
VanBlaricom received Information
that a reckless driver had
approached Mexico Beach from
the direction of Tyndall Air Force
Base.
The patrolman observed the
suspect vehicle near the El
Governor Motel and attempted to
make a traffic stop. Accordingly
the vehicle's operator halted in
Toucan's restaurant parking lot.
When he approached the


One More Problem
Flood waters exiting out of the Intracoastal Waterway at Highland View are creating yet
another problem for Gulf County residents.
Sand and sediment have apparently been deposited at the mouth of the waterway in St.
Joseph Bay and stopped up the channel. Three vessels of various descriptions ran aground in
the channel Monday. A barge, fishing boat and sailboat found the problem the hard way.
According to Gulf County Emergency Management Director Larry Wells, the Corps of
Engineers was evaluating the problem Tuesday.
Twenty to 25 shrimp and fishing boats are trapped in the canal because of the condition.


vehicle, VanBlaricom observed
that the driver was In possession
of alcohol and was operating the
motor vehicle while under the
Influence. Upon this discovery.
the driver was arrested and
placed under arrest and taken to
the Division of Youth Services in
Panama City.
He was charged with posses-
sion of alcohol by a minor, wreck-
less driving, and attaching a tag
not assigned.


P PSJPD Report

Vehicle Burglary
Sometime between the night


of March 8th and morning of
March the 9th, a vehicle was bur-
glarized at 220 Avenue G in Port
St. Joe. During the burglary., a
Profile stereo and remote control
was removed from the vehicle.
Anyone having information about
this crime is asked to please call
the Port St. Joe Police
Department at 229-8265 or 229-
COPS (2677).
Prowler Nabbed
On the morning of March 14,
at approximately 1:42 a.m.. Dean
Allen Miller, age 33, of White City,
was arrested for loitering, prowl-
ing, and three counts of resisting
arrest with violence.
According to the report sub-
mitted by arresting officer PSJPD


Officer Rusty Burch, Miller was
observed in a yard in the 200
block of Avenue C.
When questioned as to why
he was in the area at that time of
night, he was evasive to the
.questions and did not dispel
Officer Burch's concern for the
safety of the citizens or property'
In the area.
While in the back seat of the
patrol car, Miller became violent
and attempted to kick out the
Right window, and later attempted
to kick officers while they were
bringing him under control. He
continued this type of behavior
while he was being placed in a
holding cell at the Gulf County
Jail.


Near Boating Catastrophe Reported by Sheriff
a {., t I L ; : -- ; .r -; . .. r ,, .. .- "
The- 'Gulf~ County Sherif~fs wei. -c- .-'; '.y local residents whoheard the call p-,.c e-Edward '.Zito, 28, of ..228
Office reported that thus far very ,e fq-r help responded and assisted Yogrodd Avenue, was transferred
few accidents or disturbances had 'Gulf County Sheriff Frank' in getting the boaters out of the to Ba y Medical by Wewvahitchka
been reported during the flooding McKeithen said the department water. Ambulance Service and treated
of Gulf County's waterways. received a call from Becky for hypothermia.


One boating accident
occurred Friday night that had
the potential for a catastrophic
outcome, but thanks to the quick
action of residents along the river
near Red Bull Island, all ended


Simpson (Red Bull Island resi-
dent) who reported hearing a call
for help from the boaters.
They apparently had capsized
In the backwater near there and
were calling out for help. Other


According to the Sheriffs
Office, the three occupants of the
boat spent approximately one and
one-half hours in the water while
the temperatures were below
freezing.


Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen expressed his thanks
to all those who assisted and are
continuing to help with the flood-
related activities.


Red Wolves Have Productive Year on St. Vincent


'St. Vficent National Wildlife
Refuge's (NWR) Wildlife Biologist
Thom Lewis has confirmed that
the red wolves have raised five out
of six known pups on St. Vincent
Island.
Thea a dult pair, four young
males and one young female, were
captured during January. A sixth
pup that was captured In
September, treated for illness and
released, was not located. He is
presumed,dead. Staff could not
locate, any wolf tracks on the


wolf was captured.
The pups are very value
the recovery program. On
and the female will be sei
captive breeding facility t
increase their mother's
lines in captivity. 'The adu
other three pups were
health exams, fitted with tr
collars and released back o
island. Hopefully, the fami
do well and raise another ]


island for two weeks after the last Fla. Forestry Associ

Comrn ssion Names County Chaii
Lucas Morgan has
(From Page 11 appointed County Chairr
g Gulf County by the
Florida 'Water Management Forestry Association. Ir
District had issued permits capacity. Morgan will be ac
increasing the city water allot- the association's personal
ment limits to 1.7 million gallons sentative helping to bring I
per day. information and the assoc


Kesley

(From Page 2)
bathroom "because it's right next
to the.'bedroom".
She buys the extra-sharp,
shards of pea gravel with shredded
glass implants, cat litter. That
young mother beats me to the
bathroom during the night and
scratches rocks, glass and tiny
slivers of chopped up razor blades
all over the floor. My feet are bleed-
ing so bad when I finally make it
back to bed that I don't even notice
all the noise .....
STwo absolute truths come
resounding through loud and clear
in this latest catology bout: (1) I'm
not even close to being in control
in my own house. (2) After almost
a quarter of a century with several
different models, I have finally
found out beyond any shadow of a
doubt exactly what "kind" of cat
F I'm living with .... ..
Respectfully,
Sleepy Kes


activities to members of th
forestry community.
Morgan is Unit Fores
Joe Unit, with St. Joe Timi
Company in Port St. Joe.


pups this spring.
able to The 1997 pups will help their
e male parents raise the next litter, then
nt to a be released at mainland reestab-
to help lishment sites next winter. St.
blood Vincent's part in the recovery of
Its and the red wolf remains the same.
given The refuge is basically a training
-acking ground for red wolves that will be
nto the used in mainland releases.
ily will Currently red wolves are
litter of being released in two areas on the
> mainland. A population of 5.3 to
..101 exists in eastern North
action Carolina at Alligator River and
,Pocosin Lakes NWR's and the sur-
rman rounding areas.
The Great Smoky Mountains
been National Park in Tennetisee,
an 0of where seven to 35 wolves are now
F thia living in the wild, is the second
acting as
foree- Correction
nation's In the article last week on.the
ie local Chamber of Commerce 'annual
meeting, the new secretary was
ter, St. misidentified. She is Beverly
berland Hambrick. The Star regrets the
error.


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-
cuted.
* 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
CDBG funds.
* 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,
Handicapped Jurisdiction.
1ltc, March 19, 1998


.site. The world population of red
wolves is estimated to be from
.-253 to 329 animals. Red wolves
are one of the most critically
.endangered mammals in the
'world.


and disinfected with a solution' of
1/2 cup of bleach to one gallon. of
water. Thoroughly disinfect food,
contact surfaces (counter tops,
table, and refrigerators) and areas
where small children play. Wash
all linens and clothing in hot


Properly Disposeof
Bio-Hazard Waste
The Port St. Joe Police
Department is asking the citizens
of'Port St. Joe to help in disposing
of blo-hazard waste materials.
:Everyone is asked to please
not throw needles; syringes or.
other sharp objects into house-
hold trash. The city Public Works
Department employees have had
problems with this type of mater-
ial showing up in garbage that is
being handled by recycling per-
sonnel. ,
The police department made
contact with the Gulf County
Health Department on how you
should dispose of this type of
material and offers the following
suggestion-
Place all syringes and needles
in a thick plastic container, such
as empty liquid detergent bottles
or two-liter drink bottles-do not
place them in plastic milk bottles.
Then, you can turn the bottle into'
the health department. There is
no charge for the disposal of this
material.



Flood
'"- (Fromi Page 1,"

%Wewahitchka during the day
Saturday, Monday and Tuesday,
March 21, 23 and 24.i
The mobile unit will then
move" to Howard Creek Fire
Station on Wednesday and
Thursday, March 25 and 26.

"It's important for
flood victims to call
1-800-462-9029
and register their
applications prior to
visiting the center,"
he said.
This will get victims' applica-
tions in the system and start the
wheels rolling on getting the
application. processed. An .appli-
cation number will be issued 'at
that time and should be pi-esent-
ed to FEMA workers at the mobile
application center when visited.
Sample Well Water
Before Using
Gulf County Public Health
Director Doug Kent said environ-
mental specialists from the Gulf
County Health Department will be
ready to sample well water when
residents return to their homes.
They recommend the well be
disinfected with bleach, after the
waters recede from over the top of
the well head before the first sam-
ple is collected.
Instruction packets are avail-
able at the health department or
Red Cross centers. Call 227-1276,
extension 125. or 639-2644 for
more information.


water. Air dry larger items. stai as
sofas, in the sun and spray them
with a disinfectant. Steam clean allf
carpeting.
If you can't use your plumbing
without creating a sanitary nui-'
sance, diie:, without sewage being,
exposed, forbyou and your family's'.
health and safety, please consider
moving to a new location until con-
ditions improve.

Correctional Officer

Basic Standards Course
The Criminal Justice Training
Academy of Gulf Coast
Community College will conduct a
part-time Correctional Officer
Basic Standards course at Gulf
Correctional Institution in the
training room beginning on
SMnday,. April 20 at 6 p.m., ET.
This 450-hour course will meet
four nights a week, for four hours
a night.
These courses require
advance application, as well as a
written entrance test. There is no
charge for the test and it can also
be taken on Tuesday or Thursday
afternoons at the Port St. 'Joe'
Police Station or Monday through.
Friday at the GCCC campus in
Panama City.-.
For additional information.
please contact Lornme Brooks or
Jackie Vaughn at (850) 747-3233.
Monday through Friday, from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m.. CT, or call Ray.
Jackson at the Port St. Joe office
at (850) 229 2760 on Tuesday or
Thursday afternoons from 1. p.m.
to 5 p.m., ET.

St. Vincent
Fishing Opens
St. Vincent National Wildlife ,..,
Refuge's 1998 public fishing sea-
son has been set. Refuge Manager
Donald J. Kosin has announced
that fishing will be open in Lakes
1, 2, and Oyster Pond April 1
through September 30. Fishing
Swill open in Lakes 3, 4 and 5, May
15 through September 30.
The fishing season has been
designed to minimize distur-
bances to nesting bald eagles. The
St. Vincent Creek and Oyster
Pond water control structures will
be open during April. May, June.
and September. Low water levels
may make access difficult during
that time period. .. ,
Sport fishing will be allowed
in accordance with all applicable i'
n state'and federal regulations and
subject-.to-the following, specific
regulations:
(1) Fishing is permitted from
sunrise to sunset:
(2) Boats with electric motors
are permitted (all other motors
must be removed from the boats
and secured to a refuge motor
rack with a lock and chain):
(3) Boats may not be left on
the refuge overnight, and camp-
ing is prohibited;
(4) The use of live minnows as
bait is not permitted.
A fishing regulations leaflet
with map can be obtained from
the refuge visitor center (P. 0. Box
447, Apalachicola, FL 32329) and
the Indian Pass kiosk. Leaflets
will also be mailed upon request
by phone (850) 653-8808.


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S.JS 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1998


March is Busy Month

for VEW. Post #10069


Port St. Joe Junior Service League members at the 1997 Gala.


The JSL of Port St. Joe is Making


Positive Changes in Gulf County


Since its inception over a year
ago, the Junior Service League of
Port St. Joe has proven to be an
active and effective volunteer
organization. The J.L.S. has three.
placements. Placements in the
league are projects that the league
members focus on improving
through volunteer work hours,
and league, monies raised from
league-sponsored events.
The first three placements
that the league selected were:
Clothes Closet. Port St Joe.
Elementary 'Volunteering, and
City Beauti-fication.
The Clothes' Closet provides
clothes for children at Port St. Joe
Elementary, Middle and High
School, Highland View Elemen-
tary, K.I.D.S. and Faith Christian
Schools. The league raises money
to purchase new clothes, orga-
nizes and stores donated clothes.
Cindy Belin. the guidance
counselor at- Port St. Joe
Elementary chairs this placement
for the league. Teachers and par-
ents may contact Cindy at school.
or any other guidance counselor if
:they have need of this service. The
.Clothes Closet is located at the
league office on Shark Dnve,
- hichl was the old WJOE building.
" The league also has an active
group of ladies that volunteer at
Port St. Joe Elementary School.
These ladies assist teachers by
doing- extra activities in the class-
room. Each volunteer donates at
least four hiurs.a month at the
school.
These volunteers also coordi-
nate the incentives for the
Accelerated Reading Program at
the school. In October, the league
sponsored a cajun cooking
demonstration to provide funds
for this innovative, program that
improves the children's reading
comprehension. Port St. Joe
Elementary was the last elemen-
tary school to adopt this program
in the county. Leisa Pickett is the
chair :for this group of volunteers.


The league has also worked
diligently at improving the beauty
of city. Since the renovation of
downtown Reid Avenue, some
league volunteers began a "Weed
on Reid" work detail. When the
city-employed individuals to do
this work, the league focused its
attentions on other beautification
needs in the city.,
The league decided to reno-
vate the landscaping in front of
Port St. Joe High School. With
league monies and donations of
$150 each from County
Commissioners Warren Yeager
and Tommy Knox, the league has
given a face lift to the entrance of
the high school.
Roy Lee Carter and league
beautification chair Sandy
Kennedy guided and directed this
project. The league would also like
to thank Cass and his inmate
work crew for their help.
This year's New Year's Eve
'Gala provided the major funding
for the league placements. This
event was certainly a success
raising over $4,500 in profits. A
silent auction, and gala sponsor-
ships were new profitable addi-
,tions to the-1997 gala.
, -Everyone in C.' attendance
enjoyed delicious food andgood
company as they welcomed in
19981 The league would like to
thank everyone that attended! The
success ,of this year's gala will
help the league provide many ser-
vices.
New league members called
"Provisional" have also been busy
this year. Heather Rish leads this
group in .becoming more familiar
with the league and the
community at large. The
Provisionals sold Krispy Creme
donuts to raise money for this
year's Project Graduation.
The league has two exciting
events coming up in March. On:
Friday, March 27th beginning at
6:00 p.m., the league \will sponsor
a wine tasting. Tickets are on sale


The front entrance to Port St. Joe High School was given a
facelift by the Junior Service League.


now for $20.00 each, and can be
reserved by contacting Paula
Pickett at 227-7535. Proceeds
from this event will go toward the
city beautification projects.
A Pro\isionals' coffee will ,be:
held on Saturday, March 28th
beginning. at 10:00 a.m. at the
home of Carla May. Ladies that
are between, the ages of 25 and 50
are welcome to attend the coffee
and learn more about becoming a
member of the league. If, you are
interested in attending the
Provisionals' coffee, please con-
tact Carla May at 227-2008
League volunteers will also
help coordinate. the city Easter.
egg hunt scheduled for Saturday,
April 11th at 10:00 a.m.
The Port St. Joe Junior
Service League "Sustainers" are
also actively helping the
community. The Sustainers.
which are members that have
retired from the league, are assist-
ing the Lady Sharks softball team
with its concession stand, ,
The Port St. Joe Junior,
Service League would like to'
thank everyone in the community
-for their support!


On Tuesday, March 10, the
John C., Gainous VFW Post
#10069 and Ladies Auxiliary held
their monthly meeting. The
group's plans for the Annual Vol-
unteer Honoree Day and Loyalty
Day, which will be held on April
25 and celebrated at the VFW
Post Home in Highland View.
On Monday, March 16, the
members of the John C. Gainous
VFWV Post #10069 and Ladies
Auxiliary cooked chicken and col-
lected food, water and emergency
items for the flood -victims in Ho-
wards Creek.
On Friday, March 20, some of
the VFW members, will be tilling
up the earth 'at the Bay St. Jo-
seph Care Cefnter for the garden
there, which is 0lvingly tended to
each year by the residents.
A wonderful corned beef and
cabbage dinner, which is being
sponsored by the. Ladies Auxil-'
lary, will also, be held on March
20. The ladies' annual dinner will
feature all the tnnmnings. includ-
ing potatoes, carrots, onions,
bread, and plenty of dessert.
The dinner will begin at 5:00
p.m. and continue until 7:00
Sp.m., ET, at the VFW Post Home
In Highland View. It is open to
the public, and dinner can be eat-
en in or carried out. ', .;. *
The Ladies Auxiliary will .be
making Easter/Spring decora-
tions on Tuesday, March 31, at
10:00 a.m., ET; these will be
hung on the residents' doors at

Using the Family
History Center
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.
(CT) .
S:;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
Mexico Beach.
Call 648-5082 to reserve a
seat.'There will be no charge for
participation in the seminar.


The Jessie Ball duPont Foundation has given the Port St. Joe
Garden Club a grant to beautiful the grounds of the garden center.
Some of the members went to Mac's Nursery recently to check out
their winter plants. After a tour of the nursery, they enjoyed a cat-
fish lunch at Parramore's in Blountstown. Those attending from left
are: Jean McClamma, Betty Lewis, Mary Belin,, Bunny Miller (and
grandson Colin), and Barbara Wood.



Reunion Plans for Class of '88

The Port St. Joe High School Anyone who needs more in-
Class of 1988 is currently making formation is asked to please con-
plans for their ten-year reunion, tact Mells sa Watson Rigsle'.
w wi (615) 754-6122; Shannon Frickey
which will be held this summer. Walding, at ,(770) 898-4245; or
Each member of the class will ibe Chris Kennington, at (904) 276-
ea gerly awaited at this event. ,3615.


Dr. Maurice A. Ramirez
proudly announces the
opening of his new
practice


Ramirez

Medical
Located at 122 Market Street.
Downtown Apalachicola

Offering Family
Practice & Adult
Medicine
Office Hours: 9:00 5:30 Monday Friday
122 Market Street Apalachicola, Florida 32320
NOW ACCEPTING APPOINTMENTS
Telephone: (850) 653-3600


the Bay St. Joseph Care Center.
Help is needed in making these
decorations and would be greatly
appreciated.
Any ladies who would be in-
terested in volunteering their time.
and skills and just helping out Is
asked to please stop by the Post
Home on the 31st.
The next meeting, for the
men and ladies, will be held on
Tuesday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m.,
ET, at the post home. All mem-
bers are asked to please attend.


Celeste Thursbay
Celeste Is One!
Celeste Thusiba\ celebrated
her first birthday on February 27
at her home with a Baby Bear
party. Helping, her celebrate this
wonderful day were many friends
and family.
Celeste is the daughter of
William and Teresa Thursbay of
Port St. Joe. She is, he grand-
daughter of Ernest and Donna
Thursday of Port St. Joe, Ralph
and Cathey Hobbs of Mexico
Beach, and the late Toni Mann of
Eastpoint.
She :is the great-
granddaughter of Mary Mann of
Port St. Joe, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie
Parker of Mexico Beach; Ernes-
tine Thursbay of Panama City,
Frank Williams. of Columbia.
South Carolina. and Helen Wil-
lianims of Innus. South Carolina.



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Shawn Clinton Moore
Look Who's Tw.o!
Shawn Clinton Moore cele-
brated his second birthday on
February 23rd at is home with a
"Barney" birthday arty. Along to
help Shawn celebrate were friends
and family. Shawn is the son of
Mark and Charlotte Moore of Port
St. Joe.



Engagement ,
C Janes T. Henley,: and Tammy
C. McDaniel, both of Wewahitch-
ka, would like to announce. their
engagement on March 10 and up-
coming nuptials.
A wedding is being planned
for April 18, taking place at Lake
Alice in Wewa at 2:00 p:m. All
friends and relatives are invited
to attend.







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' a.tnership Begins Tobacco-Free Blitz

Youth-Led Project Continues Through May 8


,-The Youth-Led Tobacco-Free
Partnership of Gulf County will
begin a series of tobacco-free art
and Journalism contests begin-


ning the week of March 25th and
continuing until May 8th. All Gulf
County students, grades three
through 12th, are eligible for par-


Second In VOD


District Contest


The John C. Gainous V.F.W. '
Post # 10069 "Voice of Democracy"
first place winner, Nicholas Blake,
was recently awarded a certifi-
cate, patch, pen and monetary
award for placing second in the
district competition.
The district is comprised of
V.F.W. posts from Panama City
(3), Panama City Beach. Vernon,
Chipley. Wewahitchka and Port
St. Joe.
Shown in the photo above are
Richard Seefeldt. Voice of
Democracy chairman for John C.
Gainous V.F.W. Post # 10069,
Nicholas Blake, and Joan Phillips,
VOD co-chairman for the post's
Ladies Auxiliary.


ticipation. The celebration will
include a."Kick Butts Campaign"
to encourage youth to refrain from
using tobacco products, not only
cigarettes, but chew ("dip").
Entries from the youth are
requested each week on various
themes and. may include posters,
poetry, essays, cartoons, short
stories and all other creative writ-
ten or artistic ideas. The following
week, the selected finalists work
will appear in The Star on the
campaign page.
Entries must be dropped off
at the youth's school health room
prior to the deadline. If poster
board is needed, please visit the
health room as well. Listed below
is the theme for the week and the
deadline date for entry. Please
encourage your child to partici-
pate.
Theme Deadline:
Smoking Isn't Cool March 25
IfYouDip, You Lose April 1
Your Lip
Tobacco Companies: April 8
Your Production Causes Otir Reduction
Once You Start, You ., April 15
Can't Stop '. .or S. 'A .
I'm Dying Frdm Yobur Smoke April 22


.z uuw..tu-r ree


P.e-K Health Fair Partnership Mee ts
Pre-K Health Fair 'Partnership Meets


Thursday, Mar. 26
The Gulf County Collabora-
tive Partnership Project is in the
process of planning the annual
Pre-K Health Fair for Gulf County.
The event will take place at the
Centennial Building in Port St.
Joe on Thursday. March 26 from
10:00 until 12:00 EST.
All interested preschoolers
and parents of preschoolers are
encouraged to attend. You will
receive valuable information for
vour family and your preschool
child.


I9biua ies 09


Basil E. Kenney
Basil Edward Kenney. Jr.. 86,
of Port St. Joe. died Tuesday,
' March 17 at Gulf Pines Hospital.
H"'e was .born in Frankfort,
' Ket-ucky, but-was'a. resident of
. Port St. Joe and, Lynn.Haven from
1938 until his death. He was part
owner and general manager of St.
Joe Lumber & Export Company of
Port St. Joe before moving to
Lynn Haven.
Mr. Kenney, was predeceased
.by. his beloved wife, Sarah Logan
,Kenney.
S He is survived by two daugh-
ters and sons-in-law. Jacquelyn
and William Quarles and Ann and
James B. Roberts. all of Port St.
-Joe; seven grandchildren. Biff
Quarles of Chesterfield, Virginia,
Susan Harmon of Richmond,
SVirginia, Anne Quarles of
Hillsborough, North Carolina.
'Bob Quarles of Pensacola Beach,
Sarah Abbott of Pensacola, Jim
Roberts of Port St. Joe, and
Thomas Roberts of Pensacola.
He is also survived by 11
great-grandchildren that he was
very proud of and loved very
much.
Graveside funeral services for
Mr. Kenney will be conducted in
Pensacola at the Logan family plot
in Bayview Cemetery on Friday,
March 20 at 11:00 a.m.. CT.
The family requests that in
lieu of flowers, contributions be
made to Faith Christian School.
801 Tw'ventieth Street, Port St.'
Joe, FL 32456, in memory of Mr.
SKenney. ,
S Smith-Southerland Funeral
.'Home of Panama City is in charge
of arrangements. '

Jackson D. Jamison


Jackson Donald Jamison of
Port. St. Joe passed :away
Saturday, March 14.- He was a
veteran of World War II and a,
retired Baptist minister.
Mr. Jamison is preceded in
death by onecdaughter, JoAnn.
He is survived by his loving.
wife, Party; five children, Cathy,,
SDon. Christy, Pat and Jimmy. He
was the proud grandfather of 13
grandchildren and two great-'
grandchildren.
Private family services were ,.
conducted on Tuesday, March 17.
Mr. Jamison's grandsons served
as active pallbearers. In lieu of
flowers, the family requests dona-
tions be made to the Bay St.
i Joseph Care Center's patio
j fund/activity center, in memory of
Jackson D. Jamison.
S Gilmore-Southerland Funeral
SHome of Port St. Joe was in
Charge of the arrangements.

Charlotte Swain
) {i Charlotte' Jean Swain, 45,
formerly of Port St. Joe, passed


away Tuesday night, March 10, In
a Columbus. Georgia. hospital.
She had been a resident here un-
til last year when she moved to
Otto, North Carolina. She was the
daughter of the original owners of
The Sub Shop;' Frank and .Jeadi
, Swain.
Sunivors include three chil-
dren: Dylan Mann of White City.
Chester Mann of Fort Pierce, and
Laura Such of Atlantic City, New
Jersey; and two brothers: Dick
Swain of Florida and Frank
Swain of California.
At her request there will be
no funeral service or visitation.
All arrangements were under the
direction of the Comforter Funer-
al Home.

Annie Mae Harris
Funeral services for Annie
Mae Harris will be held at 11:00
a.m. on Saturday, March 21 at
New Bethel A.M.E. Church in Port
St. Joe, with burial at Flowers
View. The body will be placed in
the church one hour (10:00 a.m.)
prior to the service on Saturday
morning.


The next Tobacco-Free t
Partnership of Gulf County will be t
meeting will be held at the Gulf
County Health Department on
Thursday, March 26th, at 4:00 i
p.m. ET. All members and inter-
ested persons, especially youth, r
are cordially invited to attend. i

Beach AARP
to Meet Friday
Mexico Beach AARP will meet
Friday. March 20th at the Mexico
Beach Civic Center beginning at
12 rfoiob. Those attending the
gathering will also join In a
corned beef and cabbage dinner.
The guest speaker will be
from the Lions Club. Members
and guests are urged to attend
and bring a dish that will comple-
ment the entree.

Very Special Thanks
It is good to see the golden
years!
Words cannot adequately
-express-my-sincere appreciation---
for the love shown by my grand-
children. nieces, nephews,
friends, and friends of my family.
May God bless you all for the,
lovely surprise birthday party.
Thank you for letting me
smell the flowers while I yet live.
Mrs. Willola Wright


Thanks
We. the family of the. late
Teresa Barr, would like to give'a
praise of thanks for all the kind
acts you extended toward us in
the loss of our wife, mother and i
friend. Words cannot express how
much we appreciate each and
every one who came by. called.
prayed, or just even thought of
us. Should you ever need any of
us. we'll be there. May God bless
each of you, .
The Barr, Dawson. and.
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In recognition of the accomplishments of the ARC during the past years, Gulf County Commission
'Chairman Warren Yeager, Jr. signed a proclamation designating March as Mental Retardation Awareness
Monthin Gulf County. Shown from left are commissioners Billy Traylor, Nathan Peters, Jr., GCARC direc-
tor Diana Harrison, Yeager, Tommy Knox and Johnny Stanley.
The goal of the 1,100 state and local chapters of the ARC is to give full support to efforts toward
enabling people with mental retardation to live productive lives and achieve their potential. The chapters
are forging vital employment, educational, and fund-raising campaigns under private sector initiatives.


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
f you have any questions: Curtis
Lewis (850) 229-8028: Antoinette
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Column
This article, written by John
Nogowski, sports editor, com-.
menting on Port St. Joe's Tiger
Sharks appeared in .iThe
Tallahassee Democrat last
Thursday and is reprinted here by
permission.

This team plays
defense and eats
, its veggies!







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"People talk about discipline
like it was a bad word," Vern Ep-
pinette said. "You need discipline
if you want to be successful in
whatever it is you're doing."
Maybe we ought to listen to
the guy. He's taken little Port St.
Joe to three straight state Class
2A basketball titles, four in five
years, without any big time,
Division I college basketball thor-
oughbreds.
Sure, there was Desmond
Baxter, a fine player who went to
Chipola Junior College. And there
have been a few other talented
athletes who've moved into other
sports. But have Division I college
basketball recruiters been beating
a path to his door? Nope.


Maybe this year's Tourney
MVP, Tyson Pittman, will attract
some scouts, maybe not. He's a 6-
foot-2 center, after all. But the kid
knows how to play the game. You
can't play for Eppinette and not
learn that.
Not good shots,
but great sports
When it gets right down to it,
Eppinette will tell you this year's
24-9 championship team wasn't
particularly gifted in some areas
of the game.
"Shooting?" he scoffed. "Why,
we couldn't hit the broad side of a
barn. But turn you over (force
turnovers) and play a little
defense? We could get after you,
now."


Having just finished his
eighth season at Port St. Joe with
a 61-43 win over Fort Lauderdale
Westminster Academy, Eppinette
and program are riding a crest
where defense, hustle and com-
mitment rule. Oh, and one more
thing..
"I'll tell you, I am more proud
that we've won the state sports-
manship award for four years
than the championships we've
won combined," Eppinette said.
For Eppinette, it's about
class. About growing up. Not just
basketball.
"Now we're to the point in our
program where kids don't even
come out if they're not going to
work hard. We don't have any dis-


cipline problems," he said.
"They know we're going to be
there running, lifting weights,
that it's going to be 'Yes, sir,' 'No,
sir' and we're going to hand the
ball to the official and we're not
going to be talking back to our
teachers. We're going to be leaders
in the classroom."
Teaching .the players more
than basketball
So, if you want to play at Port
St. Joe, that might mean a post-
practice trip to a rest home or a
visit to a Chinese restaurant
instead of McDonald's. Eppinette
has even taken to having the team
over to his house for meals, insist-
ing on them eating vegetables.
"It's like pulling teeth," he


said. But if you want to play here,
you've got to do that stuff. It's all
meant: to enrich their: lives, to
encounter things they wouldn't
have encountered."
Kids don't naturally gravitate
to such things, of course.
Eppinette has a bark that can
peel paint off the wall, if need be.
But that's in private, in practice.
"Yeah, I am pretty hard on
them in practices, but I do not
embarrass them in the games." he
said. "Yes. I'm going to take them
out of the ball game but they're

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Mexico Beach
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March 29th
The Mexico Beach Fireworks
Show fundraising committee has
announced plans for a fish fry to
be held Sunday. March 29th from
12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Mexico
Beach Civic Center. The fee for the
fish fry meal will be 86.00 per per-
son.
Prizes, donated by local busi-
nesses, will be given away during
the event to those making a SI
donation to the cause. Winners
need not be present at the time of
the presentation to claim their
prize.
All proceeds from both pro-
motions will support the July 4th
fireworks show.


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What's Free?
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brochure describing ways to get
your kids to eat right. It's packed
with tips for making snacks and
meals of fruits and vegetables
fun, quick and easy.
For a free copy, call (850)
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*banana splits-sandwiches
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Closed Sunday and Monday


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CREAMY CRAB BISQUE, sweet lump crab meat
in a cream based white wine broth, with essence
of tarragon.
Cup $3.75 Bowl $7.25,
SCALLOP CAKES & EGGS W/RED PEPPER
SAUCE. Calico scallops minced with fresh herbs
& formed into two cakes and grilled. The cakes,
are lopped with a mild roasted red bell pepper
sauce with 2 poached eggs, lightly drizzled with
rich hollandaise sauce. $11.95 :
PARCHMENT BAKED OYSTERS IN
CILANTRO ORANGE BUTTER. A steaming
parchment packet of freshly shucked
Apalachicola Bay oysters sprinkled with spring
onions and fresh peppers brimming in their nat-:
ural juices and a cilantro orange butter sauce.
Opened at your table bursting with aroma.
-Served with honey & cumin glazed root vegeta-
bles. $15.95
GULF BREEZE SCOTCH WOODCOCK. 2 slices
of french bread grilled and topped with a smoked
mullet paste. The bread is topped with a creamy,
scrambled egg mixture with shrimp and roasted
garlic. $12.95
GROUPER QUICHE WITH BRIE. Flaky gulf
grouper grilled and placed in a rich egg quiche
with mild onions and artichokes, then baked dot-
ted with buttery Brie cheese. Served with fresh
fruit. $8.95
PORK LOINS STUFFED WITH APPLES AND
GINGER. Medallions of tender pork stuffed with.
an apple and ginger compote. Served with wilted
greens. $10.95


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SZECHUAN SHRIMP, GOLDEN FRIED AND TOSSED WITH GREEN'
ONIONS, BELLu PEPPERS AND SPICY SZECHUAN SAUCE
$8.95
BAKED APALACHICOLA OYSTERS WITH SAMBUCA AND BRIE
CHEESE TOPPED WITH CHIVES AND SEASONED BREAD CRUMBS
.$7.95
SMOKED SALMON WITH SWEET RED ONIONS, ROMA TOMATOES
AND ROASTED GARLIC BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE
$7.95

GREEK SALAD, TOMATOES, RED ONIONS, CUCUMBERS,
CALAMATA OUVES AND FETA CHEESE TOSSED WITH CAROUNE'S
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GROUPER VERONIQUE, PAN SEARED MEDALLIONS OF GROUPER
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SAUTEED MEDALLIONS OF BEEF WITH SHALLOTS, MUSHROOMS
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DIJON ROASTED PORK TENDERLOIN WITH SCALLION, MASHED
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*


Flood


Scenes


from`.the


Wewa


Area


The primary news story for the past
two weeks involves the torrential rains
and the resulting floods experienced in
Gulf County. Shown in the photos here
are scenes from around the Wewahitchka
area. In the photo at top left, Red Cross
volunteers Diane Danford, left, Bob Milton
and Doris Milton cook hot food for.flood
victims and those assisting in flood patrol
and recovery.
The flood waters rise around a home
along the Apalachicola in the center
photo. In the photo at right fishermen
took advantage of the waters flowing over
the Lake Grove Road.
The home of Luther Roth makes for a
picturesque setting Saturday as it and sur-
rounding trees make a beautiful reflection
in the flood waters. However, when your
home is sandbagged and water is begin-
ning to creep in, it's hard to see the beau-
ty in the situation.
In the photo below on the left, the
fishing lodge on the Dam Road is becom-
ing a flood victim. City crews sandbagged
the rear of Jehu Cemetery to keep the ris-,
ing Dead Lakes from the grave sites. City
worker Wayne Dickens checks a pump at
the cemetery.
The Sign of the Shiner also fell victim
to the spreading waters of the Dead Lakes.


%~


Howard Creek Was Isolated from the Rest of the County


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The Howard Creek community became isolated from the rest of the county as flood
waters rose, cutting off the Doc Whitfield Road and entrance into the riverside commun-
ity. Residents joked that its name could have been changed to "Water World",. as there
wasn't a dry street in the area. Shown at left boaters survey damage. The Howard Creek
Baptist Church can be seen in the background of the photograph. In the scene above a
truck comes down one of the still passable roads on Friday of last week.
The photos below reflect the extent of water encroachment in the area. Ironically a
Truckload Sale semi-trailer was pulled up in front of the Howard Creek Country Mart.










PAGE 8A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1998

.1. ,Women's Auxiliary at Gulf Domestic Violence

Pines Hospital Very Active Task Force Meeting
S There will he a meeting of the


The Women's Auxiliary of Gulf
Pines Hospital in Port St. Joe has
been volunteering their time and
energy for many years. This dedi-
cated group has contributed in
many ways to make the hospital a
more pleasant and friendly
environment.,
They do a great job with the
snack and .drink shop, which also
has books, games, clothes, and
flower arrangements. The profits
have been genero.uslv contributed ,-


rooms with new pictures, clocks,
calendars privacy curtains and
remote controls for the televi-
sions. The auxiliary also donated
a bicycle to a patient with Down's
syndrome, much to his delight.
The auxiliary is now asking
for new members (both male and
female) to please take a step for-
ward by donating their time to
help,,the community. If anyone is
interested, please contact Onnie
Herring. the treasurer of the


Gulf County Domestic Violence


Task Force at 4:30 p.m. on
Thursday, March 19th. The meet-
ing's location will be the St.
James Episcopal Church at 800
Twenty-Second Street in Port St.
Joe.


toward medical equipment in, Women's Auxiliary. For anyone
physical therapy, all manner of,. who is interested, Gulf Pines
furnishings throughout the hospi-.,,. Hospital is proud to offer free
tal, and upgrading patient care blood pressure screenings.,



Upcoming Tupelo Festival


VICA Assists Flood Victims
Members of the Port St. Joe High School VICA Club are
shown in the photo above preparing sand bags to help flood vic-
tims in the Gulf County area, especially Wewahitchka and
Howard Creek. Sand was brought in by Gulf County employees
and dumped near the welding facilities at the school -for the stu-
dents' use in the community-oriented project. The VICA Club is
sponsored by Tommy Knox, also welding instructor and county
commissioner.


Local Firm TO Livestock Owners
T ll* i t k owners Inhf "jj-r ""


Handle Real

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The St. Joe Corp., successor
to St. Joe Paper Company. has
taken its first step into the busi-
ness arena in the Port St. Joe
area this week along with another
business operation.
It has listed! a portion of its
real rsbtate holdings for sale, plac-
inig a number of its building lots
for sale, utilizing the real estate
facilities of the Elizabeth W.
Thompson agency. through Its
agent, Jay Rish.,
SThe finn is listing lots in Port
St. Joe in an area recently made
available before the re-alignment
of the St. Joe firm. In a move to
expaii.dl usable home-building
sites available, the old St. Joe
Paper opened up a number of
home sites on Gauuer Memorial
Lane. Cabell Drive, Marvin and
Garrison Avenues.
This is the first partnership
St. .Joe has made with a local firm
to further develop its holdings in
this icinity.






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,
; Petitidner/Wife,
vs : CASE NO 08-39
WILLIAM ANDREW WHITE.
Respondent/Busband.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: William Andrew White
Highland View; Florida .
.OU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a peition I'orr
di- wiluUn or nunamage ha-. be-n flied again- tou.
and Lhat .ou are required to se-ve a copy o01 our
re.prnse or pleading to the peuuor, upon
Peuiiconrer's artorre, Timoih, J McFarland. P 0
Bo.\ 202 Prt St Joe. Florida 32456. and file the
on inal re.pore or plaidin, in the office of Clerk
of the Circuil Court. 100 Fii Sntreet. Portn Si Joe
flon.la 32456 or before the 30 aw 01i March 1996
If ,ou l.dl to dc.-.-. a default judgomnit will be taken
again5,a oL ,ur ih relief dermar.Ided In the Peuuon
DATED AT PORT ST JOE. GULF COUNTY FLORI
DA. this 24 Feb.. 1998.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
:. 'BY ,' Tana Kno.k
Depur, Clerk
4tc. February 26 and March 5, 12 and 19; 1998.
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County School
Board pro:-p.'-.-' to amend and adopt policies, as
provided Ii.r in the Atdminrnis.trdUe Procedures Act.
fir the r,,p-p.-e .:.I bnnin.g said police into com-u
pliance .i.t Flc.ni- Staiaie .ind StaIe Board or0
Education Rules:
Summary: The following is a brief description of
each proposal change.
Consent Agenda,
Approval of Minutes
Budget Matters/Payment of Bills
Correspondence
Personnel
Student Matters
Surplus Property
Economic ImpactL T hese prop:i:..al: ill result in
no direct U .-'. .'M.oi.i'r.J .-llJ- iIplenli.ntiauo,,n
IF REQUESTED, A HEARING WILL BE HELD
AT:
Time: 9:00 AM.,' E.T.
Date: Thursday, April 2, 1998
Place: Board Room, Gulf County School
Board Office
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Tihe entire text of the proposed rules can be
inspect-d during regular office hours at the Gulf
County School Board Office. 150 Middle School
Road, Port St. Joe. FL. .
Special legal authority under which the adoption is
authorized and the law being implemented and
interpreted are made specific.
The addition and changes are proposed by and
approved for consideration by Jerry E. Kelley.
Superintendent.
Amendtrents:
Consent Agenda
Approval of Minutes
Budget Matters/Payment of Bills
Correspondence
Personnel
Student Matters
Surplus Property
2tc, March 12 and 19. 1998.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice i' hereby given that. pursuant to Chapter
865.09 iHorda Statutes, the undersigned Intends
to register with the Division of Corporations.
Department of State, the fictitious trade name,
under which it willbe engaged in business and in
which saidl business Is to be carried on. to-wit:..
I NAME TO BE REGISTERED: Main Street Dry
Clemuiers.
MAILING ADDRESS: 310 N. Main Street. Gulf
County, Wewahitchka. Florida 32465.
OWNER (S): Glenda Hughes.
Itp. February 19, 1998.


io au vesI"C J o nFU
flood prone areas: If you need
assistance with your livestock,
please contact the Gulf County
Extension Service at (850) 639-
3200.


The eighth annual Tupelo
Festival will be held April 4th, in
Wewahitchka, the home of the
world-famous tupelo honey. The
event commemorates the impor-
tance of tupelo honey, which Is
harvested in one area of the
world, northwest Florida.

The celebration will begin at
9:30 a.m. and last until 3:30
p.m., CST. Festivities will Include:
arts, crafts, great food, children's
activities, entertainment, and, of
course, tupelo honey.

The festival will be located at
beautiful Lake Alice Park in
downtown Wewahitchka. Vendors
Interested in booth rental may


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Scouting Benefits from Sales
The annual Rotary Club citrus sale was a resounding success,
earning $3,841.80 to benefit the Port St. Joe Scouting Fund. Bill
Lyles, left, Rotary president, is shown presenting the check to Allen
Cox, chairman of the citrus sales committee. The Rotary Club would
like to express its thanks to all of the businesses for their help and
everyone else who participated.



PUBLIC NOTICE

The Gulf County Board of County Commission-
ers will hold a workshop;, Monday, March 23,
1998 at 6:00 p.m., E.T. in the Commissioners'
Meeting Room, Gulf County Courthouse
Complex to discuss the following:
PROPOSED SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE

The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
If you have any questions please contact Chief
Administrator Don Butler at (850) 229-611 1.
Warren J. Yeager, Jr., Chairman
lie March 19. 1998






b Ralph Roberson, CPA


if you or a family member
have college courses in your
future you should be familiar
with the education tax breaks
now available. They include tax
deduction for student loans,
penalty free IRA withdrawals for
education costs, tax credit for
higher education expenses and
education savings accounts.
In 1998 taxpayers may be
able to deduct up to $1,000 in

education loan interest paid. The
deduction will increase to $1,500.
in 1999, $2,000 for the year 2000
and $2,500 for the year 2001 and
beyond. This interest is
deductible whether you itemize or
not for loans during the first five
years in which interest payments
are required.
Taxpayers, beginning in
1998, may withdraw funds from
traditional IRAs for qualified edu-
cation expenses without penalty.
Beginning in 1998 taxpayers
may claim one of two education
tax credits offered. The Hope
credit will equal 100% of the


first $1,000 of qualified education
expenses paid during the first two
years of post-secondary educa-
tion such as community college.
50% of the next $1,000 may be ,
claimed for a total credit of'
$1,500.
Alternatively the Lifelong
Learning Credit may be claimed '
for qualified education expenses
paid after June 30, 1998. The,
credit will equal 20% of up to i
$5,000 of undergraduate or grad-
uate level course expenses.
For longer range planning,
taxpayers may make nonde-
ductible contributions of up to
$500 per year per child into an
education savings account. These
funds grow tax-free and money
can be withdrawn tax and penal-
ty free for qualified education
expenses.
These education tax breaks
are phased out at certain income
levels. Check with your local tax
professional for education cost
reduction planning.
2


call J. Lee at 227-1223 or Kenny
Strange at 639-2824 for addition-
al Information or reservations.

Adopt A Pet Today;

Find A New Friend
' The Gulf County Pound is
overflowing right now with ani-
mals that need to be adopted.
Each of them just needs a home,
and family. Currently at the
pound. 23 dogs, which include
several puppies, and 12 cats,
', which include four kittens, are
waiting to be adopted.
Following are some, of the
possible pets and companions to
be found at the pound: five
hounds, a male white spitz and
huskie mix, a male black, long-
haired lab, three lab puppies (one
chocolate and two blacks), a male
red chow/huskie mixed breed, a
medium-sized male lab. a small
basset, a small female chow pup-
py. a male shepherd mix, a small
black and white female dog, and
several puppies, cats, pnd kit-
tens.
The pound is located in the
same general area as the court-
house, library, and ambulance
building. It's open seven days a
week, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Anyone wishing to adopt an ani-
mal should please call the Gulf
County Sheriffs Department at
227-1 115 -or call the St. Joseph
Bay Humane Society 4at 227-
1103. These animals are waiting
for you. Come in and pick out a
unique, unforgettable pet for your
family today.
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Bass Tournament

Cancelled; Kids'


Activities Go On
Due to flood conditions, the
Florida Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission's 18th annual
white bass tournament scheduled
for this weekend on the Apalachi-
cola River near Chattahoochee
has been canceled. However, the
kids' fishing activities at the
Booster Club Landing on Lake
Seminole on Saturday will go on
as planned.
Charlie Mesing. GFC fisheries
biologist and Apalachicola River
Project Leader, says the kids'
fishing activities are for young
people 16 years old and younger.
The sessions for kids will be 9:30
a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
to 3:00 p.m., ET.
The GFC wil provide rods-
and-reels and the necessary
equipment for the sessions. Kids,
some of whom may never have
had the opportunity to handle
fishing gear, will learn how to
cast, tie knots and rig a reel for
fishing. All participants will be al-
lowed to fish at'the site.
The Booster Club Landing is
at Chattahoochee Park on Lake
Seminole.


VICA Donates Grill to Girls' Softball
The Port St. Joe Girls Softball League would like to say a big
"thank you" to the Port St. Joe High School VICA Club and their
sponsor, Tommy Knox. The young students, under their instruc-
tor's guidance, recently constructed a grill and donated it to the
softball league. The grill will be used to prepare items for sale at
the league concession stand.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1998 PAGE 9A


Career Day Monday at PSJHS


Monday, March 23, is expect-
ed to be a great day at Port St. Joe
High School. For the first time in
several years, the emphasis in
every class throughout the day
will be career exploration. Each
teacher has arranged to host
speakers whose careers would
require the knowledge of subject
matter covered in that class.
For example, the accounting
classes will hear from Ralph
Roberson, an independent CPA
practicing locally or from Jim
Faison, a business executive with
GT Com.
Each student will have the
opportunity to hear from. four'
speakers during the course of the
day. Career fields being discussed
range 'from bank presidents .to
medical doctors to college art
instructors to television broad-
casters, and oany others. The

Lady Gatrs Post a

6-0 Season Record
WEWAHITCHKA 18, APALACHICOLA 7
THURSDAY, MARCH 12
The Weiahitchka Lady
Gators put together 15 hits and
took advantage .of Apalachicola's .
# eight errors in Thursday's 18-7
victory. The Lady Gators put the
game out of reach when they
scored 10 runs in the fifth inning,
in a game that was shortened to
six innings due to the mercy rule.
Almee Pridgeon 'and Kristen
Jones both went four for five with
four RBI to lead the Lady Gators
(4-0). Diana Taunton went two f6r
four and Shalena Freemanr.was'
two. for two.
Judith Husband (4-0) picked
up the win on the mound for the
Lady Gators. .
WEWA 3 00 0105 x-1815 4
APAL 01 2 0 40 x- 7 78

WEWAHITCHKA 13, BAY HIGH 2
FRIDAY, MARCH 13
The Lady Gators beat Bay
High Friday 13-2 in a game short-
ened to six innings due to ,the
mercy rule. The Lady Gators led
7-1 going in to the top of the sixth
inning, when they scored six runs
to give them a 12 run lead.
Judith Husband (5-0) struck
out six batters, walked six and
gave up six hits in her outing on
the mound for Wewa.
Almee Pridgeon and Ashley
Lister each went three for live
with two RBI to lead the Lady
Gators. Diana Taunton went two.
for four with two RBI and Mandy
Little was two for three. Kristen,
Jones added a RBI single for
Wewa.
"It was a very sloppy game," '
said Coach Former., "We put
together some hits, but scored a
lot of runs because of Bay errors,
and pass balls."
WEWA 111 406 x-1315 3
BAY 000 O011 x-_2 6 8
0 0 0, 0 0 0 00 0 ."
WEWAHITCHKA 6, ENTERPRISE 4
SATURDAY, MARCH 14
The Lady Gators remained
undefeated, as they picked up
their sixth victory of the season
with Saturdav's 6-4 win over
Enterprise, Alabama.
"It was a well played ball
game by both teams," said Coach
Fortner. "Krystal Hendricks and
Sylvia Daniels made catches on
long fly balls with two outs and'
runners in scoring position.
Enterprise left 11 runners on,
base. "
Seventh grader Judith
Husband (6-0) also picked up her
sixth win of th season and only
allowed two earned runs on nine
S hits. Husband struck out four
batters and walked one in her
seven innings on the mound.
(p "Judith showed lots of matu-
rity. against an improving Enter-
prise line-up," said Fortner.
Kristen Jones:'went three for
three with two doubles, a triple
and three RBI' to lead the Lady'
Gators. Mandy Little added an
RBI triple for Wewa.
WEWA300 030 x- 6 5 3
ENT 000 202 0- 4 9 0
r, Upcoming Games
, During the coming week the
Lady Gators wrill meet the Lady
Sharks in Port! St. Joe for a 3:30
S CT game on Thursday (today);
then be on the road to Chipley
S next Monday and Liberty County
Tuesday for 5:00 CT games.

Column
Cont'd from Page 6A
going to go back. But I try to stay
as positive as I can. You know, 11
or 12 is hard to beat, it usually
beats five or six."


And if those 11 or 12 play
with a fury born of commitment,
of long hours in the gym, knowing
that if they come to these games
better prepared-mentally, physi-
cally, and emotionally-than any-
body around, why, they're not just
going to win, they're going to pre-
vail.


roster of speakers covers approxi-
mately 35 careers.
Students will have the
opportunity to hear first hand the
answer to that question that aris-
es in every Algebra class-"When
will I ever need to know this in
real life?"
It's hoped that each presenter
will bring to life his or her experi-
ences 'on the job so students 'can
gain an understanding of what
that career field entails..
Impressing: upon students the'.
education required to have a par-,
ticular career will help students to
set goals for themselves and know
what it takes to reach those goals.


Students are to receive their
report cards at the close of the
school day Monday and to be dis-
missed at 12:00. After they are
dismissed, the faculty will enter-
tain the visiting career speakers
with a luncheon to be served in
the Media 'Center.
The Port St. Joe High School
faculty appreciates the support of
the community for the Career Day
Teach-In. Hundreds of volunteer
hours will be'given to make this
opportunity available to our stu- r
dents. This may be the first of its
Kind in 'a long while; but it is
hoped it will become an annual
event. '


To inaugurate its entry into Dixie Youth baseball the Wewahitchka league held special ceremonies
Saturday morning at T. L. James Park. Each of the more 'than 200 youngsters were introduced by their
coaches, and gathered around the infield. Mayor Ray Dickens and City Commissioner .Tony Justice threw
out the first ball to start the 1998 season. Shown above are shown of the youngsters involved this sea-
son.


WHS varsity cheerleaders are second in the state competition.


WHS Cheerleaders State 2A Runner-Up


On February' 28, the varsity
cheerleaders of Wewahitchka High
competed in the FACA State
Cheerleading Championship in
the 2-A Dniision.
This competition, held at the
University of Central. Florida,
hosted the regional winners 1A-
6A from across .the state of
Florida. And, after a two and a
half minute high energy cheer and
dance, routine,. the. Gators, were
awarded state runners-up,' to be
edged out by John Carroll High
School.
This was an experience of a
lifetime to be able to compete at
this level, and to come so close
their first time out. The facilities
were breathtaking said Kim
Whitfield. cheerleader sponsor.
Universal Cheerleading Associa-
tion, UCA, hosted the meet. It was
just like what you see on televi-
sionl! The girls said they were
ready to go back again.

Girls Softball

In 8th Season
SPort St. Joe Girls' Softball
League kicked off its. eighth sea-
son on Saturday with a "Day of
Softball". A record number of girls
140 were uniformed and ready
to play. Spectators enjoyed deli-
cious hamburgers and hot dogs.
'as well as a full array of conces-
sion items.
This year's league is divided
into four age groups-five, six and
seven year olds; eight. nine and
10 year olds; 11 and 12 year olds;
and 13 and 14yearbolds.
The Girls" Softball League
would like to thank its sponsors.
coaches, team parents and espe-
cially Wanda Nixon (concession
manager) for their hard work with,
Port St. Joe's girls.
S"Come by each evening to'
enjoy "but-of-the-ball park"
excitement as the girls take the
field!


The cheerleaders had worked
very hard, and finally saw: the
benefits of hard work and deter-:
mination pay off. After the region-
al win at Bay High, they knew that
they would have to increase the
difficulty' to the highest level pos-
sible.

Gulf Rifle Club
To Hold Matches
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
two separate .22 RF rifle matches
on Saturday morning, March 21
starting at 9:30 a.m. Registration
and set-up.will begin at 8:30 a.m.
The first match will be a BR-
50 match and will consist of 50'
shots fired from a benchrest at
bullseye targets placed 50 yards
from the firing line. Scoped rifles'
are needed for this event.
The second match will be a
smallbore metallic silhouette
match and consists 'of 40 shots
fired at mneal targets set from 40
to 100 yards from the firing line.
All shots in this match are fired
from the standing position, and
si-oped rifles are optional.
S.Trophies will be awarded to
the top three shooters in each
match. All rifle shooters are invit-
ed to come out and have some
fun shooting in these matches.'
Please call 229-8421 'for addi-
tional information. -
Last Saturday, the club held
its' monthly .22 bullseye and
hunter pistol metallic silhouette
matches. Ralph Roberts won the
bullseye match with a score of''
685. Houston Whitfied won sec-
ond place with a score of 677 and
Al Wachowaski placed third with
a score of 669.
The silhouette match was
won by John Fadio with 15 tar-
gets. Ralph Roberts .placed sec-
ond with 13 targets, and Dale
Marshall came in third with 10
targets. All the shooters enjoyed"I
the matches and are looking for-
ward to the upcoming ones.


'"Every day they would perfect
something, and then push it to an
even higher level. It was nerve
wracking at times, trying to do so
much more than they had ever
strived for, but they knew that
they could compete if they could
hit and they did!l It was like going
to the Superbowl of Cheerleading
and coming away victorious. It
was a great. feeling to stand.toe-to-
toe. wi th, alLt.te.other.sq.uads-lrom .
South Florida."- added. N- Ms.
WVhitfield.
Other area squads competing
were Bay High 5-A, and Ponce De
Leon, 1 A. In .all of Northwest
Florida. Lhe Gators were the only,
squad to place.
1998 members :are Amy,
Owens. Captain. Amy St. Clair.
Co-Captain, Mandy Little, Joni
Whittington, Dawn Gortman,
Kelly Waters. Stephanie Alder-
man. LaTasha Hampton. Karen
'Hall, and Nicole Williamson. The
varsity Gators are coached b% Kim
Whitlield..

PALS Promotes

Literacy in Gulf-
Gulf County is -currently
hosting a new' grant program
named PALS, or, the Panhandle
Adult Literacy Service. This is a
FREE computer assisted program.
for adults that need help with ac-
quiring a G.E.D., and A.B.E.. or
simply improving his or her life
a jd job skills. ,
For more information, please
call one of the following: Marian
Howell at 639-5156, the Wewa-
hitchka Public Library at, 639-
2419, Paula Boone at 647-5031,
or the GulfCounty Public Library
at 229-8879.

Saqy 9bu Saw It In 'fThe Star!


Getting Ready toPlay Ball!
Benny Roberts receives the game balls from Erin White, left, and
Raney Besore prior to the start of the major league game during
Saturday's Day of Baseball. Looking on is league president, Gary
White. Mr. Roberts, who has been involved in Dixie Youth Baseball
for decades, is still helping. The league presented him with tokens
of appreciation-a "Dixie" cap and lifetime admission to all tourna-
ment play.



PUBLIC NOTICE
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 yoard,debrisfor disposal. A list of allowable items is
available at the WUJetappo Scale House and the Solid
Waste Department. Five Points Landfill will continue.kto
accept yard debris ,
The 'Gualf "coit- Boatrdof county Commissioners regrets
'this action and '. vigorously pursuing a change in legisla-
tion.
Gulf County Solid Waste beportment, Telephone: 227-
3696, Fax: 227-1185.
WARREN J. YEAGER, JR., CHAIRMAN
AlC, Marcn 5 12. 19 and 26. 1B9B98


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NOTICE TO WEWA RESIDENTS
IN SESAME AND CATALPA STREET AREAS
The City of Wewahitchka is seeking CDBG grant funds to help in pro-
viding sanitary sewer in the Red Bull target area which includes
Sesame Street and Canning Street. Streets in the proposed service
area, in addition to Sesame and Canning, include Dogwood, Tupelo,
Bay, Red Bud, Maple and Sycamore. Potential areas also include
Cedar, Cypress, Holly, Mimosa, Laurel, Juniper, Cherry and Pear. Ins
addition, Catalpa across from T. L. James Pork is included.
Currently monthly rate for sewer service is $18.75 for the first 6,000
gallons. The rate after the 6,000 gallon limit is reached is $1.50 for
each 1,000 gallons additional. Currently, most residents are within the
$18.75 monthly cost.
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assessment and, further, would allow low and moderate income resi-
dents to be connected from the sewer main to the house using grant
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housing and handicapped responsive jurisdiction.
1tc, March 19, 1998


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PAGE 10A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1998


DON'T MAKE
POISONING EASY!


Kids are inquisitive, there is no getting away from
the fact. Before you can bat an eyelash, they are into
this or that. Most of the time it is harmless and great
fun to watch them explore their newly found world.
Keep it fun by not making it easy for children to
find their way into situations that can be harmful.
Medicine cabinets are a good example. Keep
| medicines locked up if possible or at least high
enough up so that children cannot reach them. And,
we will be glad to 'help you properly dispose of any
old medicines.
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Gators Play Three



In Okal oosa Tourney


WEWAHITCHKA 2, SMYRNA, TN 10
THURSDAY, MARCH 12
The Wewahitchka Gators lost
10-2 to S,,myrna, Tennessee
Thursday in the first round of the
Okaloosa County Tournament.
Dave Davis (2-3) was recorded
with. the loss.
Phillip Hall, Brandon Jones,
Champ Traylor and Kelly
Forehand each had one hit for the
Gators (3-3). Traylor also had two
RBI.
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FT. WALTON BEACH 8
FRIDAY, MARCH 13
The Gators played Fort
Walton Beach on Friday in the
second round of the Okaloosa
County Tournament and lost 8-2.
Kelly Forehand (1-1) threw
five and one-third innings and
was recorded with the loss. The
Gators (3-4) led 2-1 going in to the
top of the sixth inning when ITort
Walton Beach scored seven runs.
Wewa committed four errors on
defense.
Phillip Hall went two for four
with two RBI to lead the Gators.
Josh Baxley and Blake Rish had
one hit apiece.
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CHOCTAWHATCHEE 12
SATURDAY, MARCH 14
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committed seven errors in
Saturday's 12-3 loss to.Choctaw-
hatchee in the ,Okaloosa County
Tournament. Brandon Jones (0-1)
picked up his firstloss of the sea-.
son on the mound for the Gators
(3-5).
Philip Hall, G. T. Morgan.
Champ Traylor, Kelly Forehand
and Ike Mincy each had one hit
for Wewa. Brandon Jones had two
RBI and Forehand had one.
"Our pitching depth Is real
low with Mincy and Baxley on the;
shelf," said Kearce. "Our young
pitchers are learning, but anytime
you play In a tourney of this cal-
iber and 10 of 21 innings are
pitched by eighth graders. it
makes it tough. We should be real
competitive from here on out.
especially If we get healthy."
Upcoming Games
The Gators were scheduled to
travel to Apalachicola for a 5:30
CT game last night (Wednesday).
weather permitting. Friday night
they will host the Port St. Joe
Sharks at 6:00 CT, then be on the
road to Sneads next Tuesday for a
6:00 CT game.


Sharks Place 2nd In Fla. High Invitational


PORT ST. JOE 8, GODBY 5
THURSDAY, MARCH 12
The Port St. Joe Sharks'
jumped out to an early 8-1 lead
after two innings and held on-for
an 8-5 victory over Godby in-the
opening round of the Florida Highb
Invitational.
Jarred Patterson (3-1) picked
up the win for the Sharks apd
gave up only three earned runs on
nine hits and one walk in hisos1Y.
and one-third innings on the
: mound. Patterson struck. out
eight batters.
Ashley Stephens struck out
one and walked one in his two-
thirds Inning of relief to pick up"',
the save.
Patterson also went three for
three with two doubles and three
RBI to 'lead the Sharks. Jim
Falson. James Daniels and Brett
Lowry each had one hit. Lowry
had a'i RBI' double and Daniels
also had an RBi.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 13
The Sharks improved to 7-2
with Friday's 6-3 win over Bonifay
to' reach Saturday's champi-
onship game of the Florida High
Invitational. The Sharks scored
two runs in the first inning and
took a 6-2 lead when they scored
four runs in the fifth inning. ,


Ryan Stephens (1-0) picked
up the win on the mound for the
Sharks. Ryan gave up two earned
runs on six hits and three walks
during hits five innings, while he
relief t9 pick uip the save.


Wayne Summers went two for
three with two doubles and four
RBI, and Jarred Patterson was
two for three with a double and
two RBI to lead the Sharks.
James Daniels added a single for


Wayne Summers pitches for the Sharks in the championship
game of the Florida High Invitational. James Daniels is playing third
base.
struck out three batters. Port St. Joe.
Ashley Stephens gave up two
hits, two walks and struck out PSJ 200 040 x- 6 5 1
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PORT ST. JOE 3., FLORIDA HIGH 5.
SATURDAY, MARCH 14
The Sharks lost to Florida
High 5-3 in ;the: championship
game of the Florida High
invitational on Saturday.,
Wayne Summers (2-2) gave
up five earned runs on nine hits
and two walks in his five and one-
third innings on the mound.
Jarred Patterson walked one and
struck out two in his two-thirds
innings of relief.
Wayne Summers. Jarred
Patterson and Matt Terry each
went two for three at the plate.
Summers had a double and a
RBI,. while Patterson had a RBI
single. Brett Lowry went two for
four with a RBI for Port St. Joe (7-


PORT ST. JOE 9, CHIPLEY
FRIDAY, MARCH 13
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
picked up their third win, of the,
season with Friday's 9-3 victory,
over Chipley.
Bonnie Belin threw all, seven
innings and struck out two bat-
ters for the Lady Sharks. Belin
only allow one earned run. on
three hits and two walks.
Lyndsay Williams led the
Lady Sharks offensively, going
three for four with a double, a
triple and two RBI. Emily
Thompson went two for four with
two RBI. Katie Kilbourn, Julle
Lanford, Nelkole Roystei- n.'d i[mn
Ambrose each had one hit for l4rt
St. Joe (3- 1).


Four of Gulf County t


Hoopsters are All-State
are e


Port St. Joe's James Daniels
and Wewahltchka's Cecil Jackson
were selected to the Class 2AFlrst
Team All-State Basketball Team..
Daniels, a 6'3" junior guard
for the Tiger Sharks, averaged
17.2 points ; per game, 5.1
rebounds per game, and 2.6
assists per game during the regu-
lar season. Daniels scored a total
of 36 points and had seven assists
for Port St. Joe in the state Final
Four.


Jackson. a, 6'0" senior:
guard for the Gators, avera
points per gome, 10 rebour
game, and three assists pe
during the season.
Jackson has been
scholarships from Chipola
College. Tallahassee Corm
College, Alabama State
University of Mobile, but h
signed yet. Jackson is also
ist for the "Florida Mr. Basic
award.
Named to Second Te
Tyson Pittman was sele
the Second Team All
Pittman, a 6'2" senior cen
Port St. Joe. averaged 14.8
:per game and 10.2 rebound
game during the regular s


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Tyson scored 54 points for the
Tiger Sharks to help lead them to
a third straight state champi-.
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the, Class 2A State Final Four.
Awarded Honorable Mention
Rod Chambers, a 5'1 Junior
guard for the Tiger Sharks.
received, Honorable Mention
recognition. Chambers averaged
8.4 points per game during the
'season and scored 22 points in
the Class 2A Final Four. ,


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George Watkins, an Apalachi-
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-FORT WALTON BEACH 6
$ SATURDAY, MARCH 14
The Lady Sharks (3-2) lost to
Fort Walton Beach 6-4 in
Saturday's Mosley Day of Softball.
Bonnie Belin (3-2) gave up six
runs on five hits and nine walks,
while she struck out four batters
in her six innings on the mound.
Belin hit a solo home run In
the top of the first inning to give
the Lady Sharks a 1-0 lead, but
Fort Walton answered with three
runs In the bottom half of the
inning. Port St. Joe trailed 6-2
going into the sixth Inning and
scored two runs off RBI singles by'
Sheila Hightower and Lacey
Johnson.
Emily Thompson went two for
three and Bonnie Belin went two
for four with a home run to lead
the Lady Sharks. Lyndsay
Williams, Katie Kilbourn,
Hightower and Johnson each had
one hit. Williams also had a RBI
double.
.PSJ 101 002 0- 4 83
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PORT ST. JOE 2, MOSLEY 12
S, : SATURDAY, MARCH 14
The Lady Sharks lost to
Mosley 12-2 in five Innings in the
Mosley Day of Softball Saturday.
The Lady Sharks committed ;five
errors on defense.
Katie Kilbourn (0-1) gave up
12 runs on eight hits and three
walks to pick' up the loss.
Kilbourn threw all five, innings
and struck out one batter.
Kilbourn went two for three at
:the plate to lead Port St. Joe.
Bonnie Belin: and Emily,
Thompson each had one hit for
the Lady Sharks (3-3).
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MSLY 5 2 4 0 1 x x-12 80
Upcoming Games'
The Lady Sharks are sched-,
uled to host Wewahitchka's Lady
Gators Thursday (today) at 4:30
and Apalachicola on Tuesday at
3:00.


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PORT ST. JOE 8, APALACHICOLA 5
MONDAY, MARCH 16
The Sharks improved to 8-3
with Monday's 8-5 win over
Apalachicola. The Sharks took, a
4-0 lead after one inning, but
Apalach fought back to tie, the
game at 5-5 by the fourth inning.
Port St. Joe took a 6-5 lead when
they scored one run in the fifth
and never lost the lead.
Ashley Stephens threw the
first two and two-thirds innings
and gave up four runs, only one
earned, on five hits and struck
out three batters. '
James Daniels (1-0) gave up
one run on nb hits and three
walks to pick up his first win of
the season. Daniels struck'out
seven batters in four and one-
third innings of relief.
Wayne Summers went three
for four with a triple to lead the
Sharks. Daniels was two for four
with a home run and Jarred
Patterson was two for three with a
double and a RBI. Matt Terry had
a single and two RBI.
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TUESDAY, MARCH 17 .';
S The Sharks committed six
errors and gave up 10 unearned
runs in Tuesday's .10-7 loss to.
Bay High: ,
Jarred Patterson went two for,
four with a double and two RBI to,

lead the Sharks. Ryan Stephens. .
James Daniels and Wayne,'
Summers each had one hit. a
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Upcoming Games
The Sharks continue regular
season play Friday on the home,
field of the Wewahitchka Gators
for a 7:00 game. Then. next"
Monday at 5:00. they will host.-
Liberty County.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1998 PAGE



Bay Committee Learns "Ecotourism" In Florida Growing At A Rapid Rate

State Parks Are the Main Purveyors of This Growing Attraction Among Tourists Coming to Florida to Commune With Nature


Ecotourism [tourism attract-
ed by natural phenomenon such
as the St. Joseph State Park] is
the fastest growing segment of
tourism in Florida, according to
Ben Harrison, Supervisor of Eco-
tourism Marketing in Florida.
Harrison was addressing the SL
Joseph Bay Committee's semi-
monthly meeting last Thursday.
Harrison said the ecotourist
is interested in seeing the "real


Florida" as it once was. "They are
mainly attracted to the state
parks," he stated, adding that the
St. Joseph State Park is a grow-
ing attraction for ecotourism.
Such nature-based tourism
isn't lost on the state parks;
they're actively promoting it. Har-
rison said his division of the state
park system has been formed to
actively market this phase of
tourism.


"Florida is the only state to
devote a paid division to the pur-
pose of state pgrk tourist develop-
ment,"' the speaker said. "As a re-
sult, state park visitors have been
growing at the unprecedented
rate of 30% a year."
"Tourism world-wide is a big'
business amounting to more than
$3 TRILLION a year.' the speaker
pointed out. There are 147 state
parks actively promoting ecotour-


Ben Harrispn, FPS Ann Harvey, St. Joseph State Park manager, presents Dr.
marketing manager, speaks Bob King, chairman of St. Joseph Bay committee, with a
to the Bay committee, plaque of appreciation, Thursday.


ism,
PARK IMPROVEMENTS
Ann Harvey, park manager of
St. Joseph State Park, was the
next speaker before the bay com-
mittee, describing Improvements
being made at the park this year.
The state park is now attract-
ing 100.000 visitors a year, even
though it is still being publicized
ma i nly by word of mouth.
The park adds $2.38 million
a year to the local economy. It.
has 84 persons on the payroll.
St. Andrew State Park is the
'largest in the state, attracting
539.000 visitors each year.
Nearly all of St. Joseph's visi-
tors-92%--.are from out of
.county. Harvey said they are at-
tracted by the 'nature' activities of
primitive hiking, turtle watching.
fihing, bird watching, water re-
lated activities and camping. -
'We have been featured in
several issues of Southern Uving
and Florida Sportsman, with busi-
ness picking up significantly after
an article appears, for about
three or four weeks. "then it
slacks off until the next article,"'
.phe said.
Nearly half of the park's visi-
tors, or 43%. are first time visi-
. tors, with many coming in the
summer months to view turtles
laying and hatching. In the spring
anid summer of 1997, 287 nests
were located on the beaches of
Gulf County, producing 30.795
eggs. A full two-thirds of the eggs-
'hatched.
MARINA REPORT
Bill Kennedy gave a report on
the marina, which is to be built
on St. Joseph Bay, in Port St. Joe
during the year.
"Construction will begin by


the end of this month, with the
digging of the hole," Kennedy
said. 'The general public won't
see much of the first activity, but
it should begin to get impressive
looking in late May. The entrance
to the lake, dry storage construc-
tion, boat slip construction, etc.,
should be visible to passers-by by
mid to late summer," he contin-
ued.
"It has been a long, hard bat-
tle to get the project permits is-
sued and financing approved, but
we're ready to go now," Kennedy
said. 'We should see the first
boat parked in the marina by late
this year; certainly by the first of
next year," he continued.
FLORIDA TRAILS GROUP
The committee also heard'
more about ecotourism from Po-


DRY SKIN WOES
Dry skin can be especially trou-
blesome when it affects the feet. It is
one of the most common complaints
that bring people to the podiatrist.
There are several foot conditions
that. are known collectively as dry
skin. Their symptoms may range
from itchy, scaling skin to discomfort
In walking, calluses of the heel. and
skin cracks that sometimes are so
severe they bleed. Dry skin occurs in
adults of all ages. but is very com-
mon among the elderly.
When foot dryness first becomes
apparent and symptoms are mild.
many people tend to ignore the prob-
lem. As the condition worsens, some


lice Chief Jay Leffert, one of the
5,000 members of The Florida
Trails Association.
Leffert said there are current-
ly 14 chapters of this group oper-
ating in 'Florida with the sole pur-
pose of practicing and promoting
primitive camping, back-packing,
hiking and communing with na-
ture.
He said there are 1,000 miles
of primitive footpaths in Florida-
the organization s goal is to main-
tain 1,300 miles. 'The state park
contains some of these primitive
camp-site locations, along with a
' number of miles of hiking trails."
he said.
The organization is just be-
ginning to get membership in the
Panhandle, but contains some of
state's best hiking and camping
terrain.


people try vari-
ous home reme-
dies.
Older people
tend td accept
the condition as
part of aging.
but there's no need to. If you have
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Florida Coast Reaches

New Safety Milestone
The employees of Florida Coast Paper Company
reached a new safety milestone this week with the
achievement of one and one-half million hours
worked without a lost-time injury.
According to General Manager Ferrel Allen, the
mill achieved the one and one-half million hour mark
on Sunday, March .8. This is a record for Florida
Coast. The last lost-time Injury at the mill was
August 15, 1996 .
Allen said the achievement of this mark reflects
the outstanding efforts of the FCPC employees in all
areas of the mill's operations. "Florida Coast is mak-
ing improvements in its operations every day, and all
employees are to be congratulated in the achieve-
ment of this milestone in our key priority, employee
safety," Allen said.
The company and its employees will celebrate this
accomplishment with special ceremonies at the mill
today, Thursday, March 19, before the mill takes its
regular Spring maintenance outage, which is
planned for the week of March 23.


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PAGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1998

Head of Prominent Lister Family An Astute and Unusual Businessman


He Didn't Look
the Part and
Surprised Many
One, of the most prominent
families in land ownership in Gulf
county has been the Lister family
of Wewahitchka. An overview of
how they came -to the county and
the extent, of their holdings, as
well as what kind of people the
early members of the family were,
was revealed to the Rotary Club
by George Core last Thursday.
H. B. Lister came to Gulf
County, with his family, from
Mississippi over 70 years ago.
Upon arrival, Lister pur-
chased 70,000 acres of land for
$50,000; later on purchasing or
leasing some 25,000 additional
acres. He .also purchased land
and assets of the Hardeman Lum-
ber Company, near Carrabelle.
He had sold his holdings in
Mississippi after learning he had
oil on it, and selling the mineral
rights. He used the money he re-
ceived as a stake in his Gulf
County property.
Core. described Lister as a
nondescript man who wore soiled
overalls all 'the time, a light jacket
and a floppy sun hat He looked
anything but the astute business-
man .and landowner that he was.
Lister operated one of the
largest turpentine stills in the
southeast. As a result, he was
named president of the Turpen-
tine Producers of Florida. At a
meeting of the Association in Peni-

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ing areas will be required to dial,
the new 850 area code. Therefore,
customers will not be able to use
the 904 area code after this date.
"Over the past nine months,
customers have been allowed to
use either area code when placing
calls to this area. However, the
real test will come after March 23
when dialing the 850 area code
becomes mandatory,". PSC
Chairman Julia L. Johnson said.
After March 23, placing a call
to anywhere in the affected area
(from Lte eastern borders of
Madison and Taylor counties to
the western boundary of the state)
'will require using the 850 area
code. : .: : ,
Those who attempt to dial 904
into the affected area will receive a
recorded "intercept message"
explaining that the 904 code may
no longer be used to reach that',
number and that 850 must be
used. The intercept message will
remain in effect lor one year or
until the number is reassigned.
"We're seeing this all over the
country." Johnson added. "Area
codes are being gobbled up by the
increased use of pagers, cellular
phones, computer modems, fax
machines and other services'that-
use seven-digit phone" numbers.
We recommend that all of the
Panhandle's businesses and con-
sumers who haven't made final
preparations should do so imme-
diately." .
In preparation for the area
code change, affected consumers
should have already:
s Reprogrammed modems,
fax machines, automatic dialers,
cellular phones, private business
exchange systems and burglar
alarms that use the 904 area
code.
Revised 'printed materials.
such as stationery, letterhead,
business cards, invoices, product
packaging, labels, brochures? cat-
alogs and checks.
Changed advertising for
print ads, television and radio
ads, billboards, promotional'
materials and vehicle signs.
Reminded callers, especial-
ly relatives, friends, employees,
customers, suppliers and busi-
ness associates to begin using
only the 850 area code whenever
calling.
If you experience problems or.
have questions about the new
area code change, please call your
local telephone company, or the
Florida Public Service Commis-
sion toll free at 1-800-342-3552.

St. Joe Declares
1st Qtr. Dividend
The Board of Directors of St.


Joe Corporation announced
Friday that it declared a first
quarter cash dividend of $.02 per
share on its stock, payable on
March 31st to shareholders of
record at the close of business on
March 20.
The Board of Directors
announced on February 24 that
the annual meeting of the share-
holders of St. Joe Corporation will
be held 'on Tuesday, May 12.


sacola to mourn over the price
dropping through the bottom on
turpentine-the price had
dropped from $3.00 per gallon to
just 101I with the development of
less expensive methods to pro-
duce naval stores-and the pro-
ducers were about to sell their
season's production at the low
price.
Mr. Lister said, "Why sell to
the Chicago Commodities Market
at 10t? I'll buy all you will sell me
at that price."


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Another story Core 'told on,,
Lister, was on his purchase of the
old Bob Jones College property ,;
near Lynn Haven.
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ALLTEL, 3600 Will Merge In $6 Billion Plus Transac,,tion


ALLTEL Corporation and 3600
Communications Company today
announced they will merge in a
transaction valued at more than
$6 billion.' The combined compa-
nies will create a dominant, full-
service communications provider
primarily located in the Southeast
and.Midwest and will be one of the
largest wireless carriers in the
nation.
The merger of ALLTEL and


3600 creates a new, formidable
competitor ideally positioned as
one of the leading growth compa-
nies in the communications
industry," said Joe T. Ford, ALL-
TEL chairman and chief executive
officer.
"The companies share a
unique vision of the communica-
tions industry and what it will.
take to succeed in the future," he
said. "The names of both compa-


Finalists Named In

Coop's Rural Electric

Youth Tour Contest


The names of the finalists in
the Rural Electric Youth Tour
Contest,' sponsored by Gulf Coast
Electric' Cooperative, were
announced recently by Roy
Barnes, General Manager of the
Cooperative.
The young people were select-
ed from! a group of high school
students by local volunteer orga-
, nizations.
The finalists, their sponsors,
and schools include:
*Amanda Atchinson, Wewa-
hitchka High School, The
Wewahitchka Woman's Club;
*Jason Pitts, Blountstown
High School, Kinard Volunteer
Fire Department;
*Amy St. Clair, Wewahitchka"
High School' Wewahitchka Volun-
teei Fire Department;
*Champion Traylor, Wewa-
hitchka High School,
Wewvahltchka Ambulance Service;
I *Chad Estep, Port St. Joe
High School, Howard Creek
Volunteer Fire Department;
*JoAnn Marie Denery,:
.Mosley High School, Bayou
George 'Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment;
*April Godwin, Port St. Joe
High School. White City Volunteer
Fire Department: and .
*Wendy Sander, Port St. Joe
High School, Overstreet Volunteer
Fire Department.
These finalists will be inter-
viewed on March 24th by a panel
ofjudgeg. From the group of final-
ists, two will be selected as win-


ners of an expense-paid Rural
Electric Youth Group trip to
Washington, D.C., on June 13 to
18.
Final judging of the contes-
tants is to be based on knowledge
of cooperative rural electrification,
poise, personality and appear-
ance.
During the June stay in the
nation's capital, these young peo-
ple will visit with their congress-
man andsenators and tour sites
:of historical significance.
Approximately 1,400 Youth Tour
participants from 38 states will
meet in Washington, D.C. for the
'National Rural Electric Youth
Tour.


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nies are synonymofis with quality,
convenience, innovation and
value. Our combination of people,
products, networks, technology
and geographic footprint provides
the perfect foundation for the
communications company of the
future."
"ALLTEL and 360 share a
strategic objective to. offer bundled
communications services
throughout Ughtly focused geo-
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Foster, 360 president and chief,:,
executive officer, said. "This rnerg- .
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strategy. Both. companies have
focused their efforts ondeveloping
strong distribution channels and
local presence in their operating
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primarily serve mid-size cities and
smaller communities. The com-
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including 250 retail stores, 450
kiosks and 2,500 sales personnel,
in addition'to a strong agent and '
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Ford said, 'The geographic fit
and complementary strategies of
ALLTEL and 3600 will allow the
combined company to realize sig-
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operational synergy. By leveraging
economies of scale In purchasing,
network operations, information
technology and administration,
the new company expects to
,achieve annual cost savings in
excess of $100 million by the year
2000."


"For example," Foster said,
"ALLTEL is completing construc-
tion. on a: 6,800-mile fiber optic
network connecting its service
areas. That network provides a
cost-effective backbone to deliver
additional communications ser-
vices, as well as carrying voice
and data traffic, and it will take
only an' additional 1,800 miles to
tie'36b's markets into this net-
wdirk' When the network is com-
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reduced dramatically and the traf-
fic volume can increase substan-
tially, with minimal additional
investment."
Ford said, "With the conver-
gence of information technology
and communications, ALLTEL's
information technology business-
es are an important asset'to the
new company and will increase
our competitive advantage in the
marketplace."
ALLTEL provides wireless.
wireline. long-distance and
Internet services to three million
customers In 14 states, and infor-
mation services to financial and
communications companies in 47
countries.
3600 provides wireless com-
munications to 2.6 million cus-
tomers in more than 100 markets
in 15 states. 3600 also offers resi-
dential long-distance and paging
services.
Under terms of the agree-
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exchanged for .74 ALLTEL shares
when the transaction is complete.
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Shark Talk
By: Jeff Schweikert


Gardening Project at PSJE Carter.
Gardening Project Crops are harvested and ladies of the club clean them and
The Port St. Joe Garden Club, with a grant from the Jessie turn them over to the lunchroom ladies to be cooked and later
Ball duPont Foundation, is again sponsoring the Youth enjoyed by the classes.
Gardening Program at Port St. Joe Elementary School. Fifth and
sixth grade students chosen by their teachers will rotate in a In the photos above, students are shown working in the gar-
learning experience of preparing and raising'crops, den area. [Left] Brian Thomas and Brian Edmonis are preparing
Preparing the soil, planting seeds and raising crops of pota- the soil to plant potatoes. [Center [Jonathan Cope is busy pick-
toes, peas, cabbage, watermelon, strawberries and many other ing collards. [Right] Dennis Warren is tilling the soil in prepara-
food items is overseen by Gulf County Extension Agent Roy Lee tion for planting.


Can they make it five in a
row? Boy do we hope so!
SThe boys track team is off
to a good start this year. Their
fourth place finish Saturday
at the North Florida Relays
was as good as they had
ever finished before. .
They handled them-
selves well against
the 23 much larger
teams.
Tyson Pittman
and Rod Chambers
placed second and
fifth in 'the 110 hur-
dles. Jason Holmes
and Alex Hernandez
placed fourth and
seventh in the pole
vault.
Travis Woullard shot
down the freshman shot put
record with a third place
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SthroW '"f '48 feet, two inches.
Ben McCroan placed third in
the discus, :and Rod Givens
:placed .fifth in the two-mile.
If the 'Sharks win this
one,; they will have the longest
'active winning .streak
in the nation!


Congratulations
to the baseball team
for their perfor-
mance last week.
They chewed up
Wewahitchka in a 20
to zero win over the
county rivals ; Wayrie
Summers recorded


the shut-out.. .) q;
tieWe already have
two state titles this year,
,and we hope these athletes
will make the third and
fourth.'


L BULIDOG NEWS

ORT ST. JO E
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


S"Students Of The Week"
Congratulations to 'our
"Students of the Week". They are
Melanie Powell. Chazten North,
Samantha Layfield. Courtney
Craft, Latasha Fennell, Teresa
Bailey and Randi Sasser.


Volunteer Spotlight
Our volunteer spotlight is on
Pat Harris. Pat volunteers for
Carmel Dodson and has enjoyed
returning to teaching. Pat attend-,
ed Mary Washington College in
Virginia and Birmingham-
Southern in .- Birmingham, ,
Alabama. We- are.,thakful to -at
for volunteering her expertise mn
teaching.


Math Tutoring
Chip Garrett will be offering
tutoring in math to fifth and sixth
grade students on Tuesday and
Thursday afternoons from 2:30 to
3:30. If you are interested, please
-contact Mr. Garrett at 227-1221.,
Become and Stay There
We assume responsibility
when we parent a child. You are
the best person' for the job!
Spending as much positive time
as possible with your children is
vitally important! There's really no
substitute for you.
Report Cards
-Report.cards for this grading
- period will be sentLhqme on
Monday. March 23. II you would
like to schedule a parent/teacher


From the Principal of

Wewahitchka


High School

by Larry A. Mathes.


Attendance ...
Flood waters are on every-
one's mind. and I'm sure some
students have had to miss school
because of evacuations and road
closings, etc. Then, there are
some that use any opportunity as
an excuse to miss. Attendance
Friday was marked by an abnor-
mally high number of absentees,
which, I'm sure were the result of
an unusual combination of
events.

The flood waters, Friday the
13th, a full moon, the Ides of
March, and the first day of the
new nine weeks falling on the last
day of the week, all lined up
together to result in high absen-
teeism.

Actually, ever since the state
changed to the position that
absences could no longer be tied
to grades, casual absenteeism has
been on the rise. The resulting
maze of make-up work has
caused a paperwork nightmare
for teachers as students are con-
stantly "catching up". Somenever,
do catch up (and some claim to
have, but no one seems to be able
to account for the work.)

Many parents do not seem to
attach any importance to atten-
dance in class, judging by how
many give students permission to
,' leave for an assortment of rea-
sons. They only get excited if it
appears a low or -failing grade
might be the result of missing
classes.

We received notice from a
Gainesville sports writer that
Cecil Jackson, a senior who just
completed a great high school
career, had been nominated to the
group being considered for the
"Mr. Basketball" award in Florida!
Even being nominated for this
award is a real honor, especially
considering the fact that the
Gators lost out of the playoffs in
the regional round. Good luck,
Cecil!


Also. Judith Husband, who I
listed in science fair results as an
eighth grader, is really a seventh
grader. which makes her fair
results even more impressive.
Judith has also worked hard at
her softball pitching, and present-
ly is doing a great job as the Gatoxr
varsity pitcher.
It's always interesting to hear
visitors, especially from Bay
County, gripe and complain about
the facilities when they come to
our school.' '

We played at Bay High on a
softball field that is adequate at
best--with no rest rooms in sight,
little or no seating, fences and
backstop in need of repair, a
home plate that sat above the
ground so that it sent every low
pitch up into the batter's or catch-
er's face-but there were few Bay
fans to complain.
Gator fans were there as
always to cheer our girls on to a
12-2 victory. If there had been
more than five or six fans at the
game, I guess we could have
griped about the facilities! The
Gators got their sixth win
Saturday, 6'-4, over another big
school, Enterprise, Alabama.
Baseball .spent an enjoyable
time at a tournament in Fort
Walton Beach, but a shortage of
pitchers due to key injuries is
making winning tough. Hopefully,
the injuries will heal before play-
off time!

Track and weightlifting are
going to meets when weather per-
mits. It has been so mixed up
lately I don't hear about the
results soon enough to print. I do
know we've had three
weightlifters already qualified for
state (Which this year will be in
Marianna!)
Nine weeks to go, gang-there
are a tremendous number of
events that must be squeezed into
that time period. Have a great
week! Go see a game!


conference, please call 227-1221.
Early Dismissal
School will be dismissed at
11:30 a.m. on Monday. March 23.
CTBS Testing
CTBS (Comprehensive Test of
Basic Skills) will be given to stu-
dents grades one through six the
week of March 23. Students are :
reminded tq eat a good breakfast., ,
arrive at school on time (7:50) and
bring two #2 pencils.
Career Week Coloring,


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 Gulf 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 Lawrence at
227-2559.


Writing and Essay Contests Ii Kind
wn ,nig ana fs ,. Kindergarten Registration
Our annual Career Week
Contests will begin on Monday, Kindergarten registration" will
March 23. All students will be be held at Port St. Joe Elementary
given an opportunity to partic- ,Sch001 on Friday, May :1 from
ipate in our contests. The winners.. 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
will appear on our very own "Good If,your child plans to attend
Morning Show" during Career Port St. Joe Elementary School,
Week. The deadline for all entries'" please bring the following to regis-
is Friday, March 27. tration .. your child, a-copy of
SV the child's birth certificate, a copy
School Memories of the child's social security card,
Can't remember what you or proof of the child's Immunization,
your friends looked like when OUypy, and, prpof, of. the ,child's physical
were younger? Well now you can. "exammation (performed since
Yearbobks fr'ori 1990 to 1i95'are A'Auigust 11, 1 997).


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Hurry The shamrocks
are blowing in the wind! (If you
pick them and let them blow from
your hand; that's true.) Blarney!
All of the writing about,
telling stories about, artistry
about St. Patrick's Day; a lep-
rechaun (a wee little folk) visited
kindergarten and first grade
rooms sometime between the
hour of four of the o'clock and
seven of the o'clock in the morn!
He/she left green and yellow foot-
prints, green dust. and a pot of
gold for the kids to enjoy at the
end of the day.
March 23 .. '. Monday-
early dismissal at 11:40 a.m.,
ET-Report cards will also 'go
home.
March 23-27 .... Terre Nova
time .Students in grades first
through sixth have been working
very' hard on digesting material
learned so that they are well pre-
pared for taking the comprehen-
sive skills tests.
First through sixth, with the
.exception of fourth, will take the,
newly arranged tests; while fourth
will take the old CTBS tests. Good
luck alll
April 6-10 Easter/,
Spring Break!
April 24 Kindergartelr
registration from 8:00 to 2:00. ET.
You will need:



PSJ Cheerleader

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 ,
p.m., ET.
Practice will begin Monday,
March 23rd in the gymnasium
from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Participants
must have their parent permis-'
sion forms and physical, along!
with their third nine weeks report
card.
For further information',
please contact Laurel Riley
(PSJHS), Denise Williams (PSJES)
or Ruby Knox (PSJMS).


*nImmunizations up-to-date, plus
Hepatitis B;
*Health exam within the year;
*Birth certificate; and
eSocial security card.
May 1 Track 'n Field-
Students in fourth through sixth
grades are working hard to com-
pete against other fourth to sixth
graders from the county schools.
It will be held at St. Joe
Elementary this year.


By Lisa Curry
Finally! We've entered the last
grading period of the school year
at Port St. Joe Middle School.
Report cards from the third nine-
week period go home on March
23rd; gold cards go out on March
27th.
Since the end of the year is
approaching it's time for stan-
dardized tests again. All seventh
and eighth grade. students will
begin CTBS (Comprehensive Test
of Basic Skills) testing on
Tuesday, March 24. You better
start paying attention in class,
eating healthy foods, and getting
plenty of zzzz's.
On March 23, students will
be dismissed at 11:50 due to
Sunshine State Standards.
Practice for cheerleading try-
outs will begin on March 23. All
interested girls from grades six to
12 should meet in "the dome"
from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Parent per-
mission forms, physicals;; and
copies of the most recent report
card are' -equired.
The girls' track team had its
first meet of the season yesterday.
Most of the athletes haven't yet
found the "perfect event", but
they're working hard. Way to go,
Lady Sharks!,


Wewahitchka Elementary

School News *

SBy Linda Whitfield


Kids Say the Funniest Things
The Roll Call- -When the
roll was being taken in kinder-,
garten, the response from one
student was, "He's not here, he's
abstinent!"
The yard Sale -- CP
kindergarten teacher Kim Ludlam
had displayed some clothes she
has in her room. One little boy
told his mom. "Miss Kim is having'
a yard sale at school!" (She isn't.)
Laurel Manor Is Kindergarten
"Student Of Tht'Week"
Alisa Walker Chose' fiVe year ,
old Laurel Manor'as the "Student
of the Week". Her favorite subject'-
in school is learning centers and ';
she wants to be a teacher just like
"Miss Alisa" when she grows up.
Laurel's favorites are: t.v.
show-Rugrats: song-"Number
Rock"; and' her favorite book is
The Very Quiet Cricket. When
asked about what she wonders
about, she replied, "If I'll get a
'tipped over apple." Laurel will get
a free large pizza compliments of
Will McLemore at the Dixie
Dandy. Congratulations. -.
The Concert
The students at WES partic-,,
ipated in a school-wide concert


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We are half Way through our
"Spirit and Pride Month" and are "
having a "roaring" time. Tuesday,,
we had our poster contest, but
the winner will not be revealed
until later. Keep up the good work
"Lions",.
Congratulations to all the,.
students who represented Faith
Christian at the Association of
Christian School Spelling Bee in
Pensacola. Special recognition
goes to Christopher Perrin, grade
eight, who earned third place;
Rachel Bixler, grade six, third
place; and Ashley Smith, grade
six, fourth place.
On Monday, March 16
Michelle Teat held a large group
music assembly for the K-3
through grade four. Special
guests were Belinda Stephens
sharing two instruments, the'
piano and clarinet; Frank Geosits,
the violin; and Roger Louks, the
snare drum.
Mrs. Stephens and Mr.
Geosits joined together to play
"How Great Thou Art" and later all
three played "Jesus Loves Me".
Each told about their specific
instrument and its family. Thank
you so much Mrs. Stephens, Mr.
Geosits and Mr. Louks for sharing
with us your talent and instru-.
ments.
Parents, it's that time again-
report cards. They will be coming
home with your child either
Thursday or Friday.
Again, we want to encourage
parents of kindergarten age chil-
dren to visit Faith Christian at
801 Twentieth Street during these
next few weeks. It's not too early
to begin making plans for the '98-


today. The students in first and
second grades entertained us
with musical numbers as they
wowed us with their rainbow col-
ored T-shirts. Also, Terry Stryker
and the WHS band played some
rousing songs.
"Mammy's Little Baby"
The teacher who collected the
heaviest amount of money,
Debbie Baxley, entertained us
-with- her- iversion- of:. ".-fadmmy's
-' fLiteie^ 1i sdy Loves: Bhortnin'
Bread". She, sang ov(er the inter-
com and 'was accompanied by
guitanst Joe Walker, a.k.a. Chet
Atkins!
CTBS Is A Comin'!
Students. parents, and teach-
ers are .getting ready for the
, CTBS. Parents. here's how you
can help your child:
!,,Make sure they get plenty of
sleep the night before.
S..Eat a.good breakfast. '
-*Enrcourage them to do their
best.
-Get them to school on time.
S Senchtwo sharpened pencils.
eHug them. ;,.


News Column
Faith Christian School
.99 school year. Please call for
more information: or to arrange a
visit at 229-6707.
Looking ahead .. March
24-"Spirit aind Pride Emblem
Contest"; March 26-Science Fair
(grades, five to eight); March,27-
Spirit and Pnde Award Assembly;
April 2 and 3-Early Dismissal
at 1:00 p.m. (Achievement Tests);
and' April 6 thru 10-Easter
,Holidays.
The faculty and staff of Faith
Christian would like to extend our
sympathy to the family of Basil
Kenney, father of Jackie Quarles
and Ann Roberts, who passed
away early Tuesday morning. We
'send our thoughts and prayers to
Sthe family at this time of loss.


Gulf County Schopis
Lunch Menu
MARCH 23 27, 1998

MON- Corn Dog, Corn, Juice
Fruit Cobbler and Milk.
TUES- Beef Stew, Fruit Cup,
Broccoli w/Cheese; Crackers.
Milk and Cake. ,," .
WEDS- Coiuntry'- 'Fried
Steak/Meatloaf; Tu rnip
Greens, Mashed',- Potatoes.
Cornbread and Milk.
T.HURS- Cheeseburger.
French Fries. Milk and Cake.
FRI- Chicken Sandwich. Rice
w/Gravy. Green Beans.
Applesauce and Milk.
MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE
TO AVAILABILITY OF CERTAIN ITEMS.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1998


MEDITATIONS OF A
nhtirg riac[ er

By LOWELL F. ADAMS
Is The Story
of Jonah True?
"Thy word is true"
--Psalms 119:160



L" VER. THE YEARS I have heard people question the
truth of some records in the Bible.-The most recent, just a few
days ago, was questioning the story of Jonah. This person
suggested that a whale could not have swallowed Jonah. This
has been one of the most questioned episodes of God's Word.
But the Bible doesn't'say it was a whale. In fact Jonah 1:17
explains that God prepared a great fish, just for that purpose.
Also in Job 411God chides Job about Leviathan. The
dictionary describes leviathan as a colossal fish or sea animal.
God reminds Job that upon earth there is nothing like leviathan.
It is enormous and not subject to any human pestering.
When we study God's Word, we need to understand that
He has revealed to us as much information about Himself and
His creation as He feels we need to know. There is, however, a
lot more revelation there than we sometimes realize.
For instance, the many hundreds of years that people were
debating whether the earth was flat, the answer was right there
in God's Word all the time. In Isaiah 40:22 He tells us He is
sitting upon the CIRCLE of the earth.
We think we have invented and discovered many miodemrn
wonders, while if we just pay attention to His Word, we realize
He has told us about most of them a long time ago.
Over seven hundred years before Jesus was born, when
few even knew about the wheel, the prophet Nahum wrote in
Chapter 2 about trains and fast automobiles.,, even to bright
headlights and wrecks in the streets.
We give Wilbur and Orville Wright credit for inventing
the flying machine. God was telling us about modem aircraft a
long time before that. See Jeremiah 48:40, Deut. 28:49;, Daniel
7:4, Hosea 8:I, and others.
Probably if those who question the validity of God's Word
would read it with a little faith, it would become truth for them.
I Cor. 1:18 tells us for those who are lost, preaching the Word
seems like foolishness. Some rather believe in Satan's lies.
Jesus said if we had as much faith as a grain of mustard seed,
we could move mountains. Yes indeed, the Bible is_Truth!


Revival At
Amazing Grace
Revival: will be held at
Amazing Grace Apostolic Church,
located at 106 Robbins Avenue in-
Port St. Joe.
Prophetess Virginia M. Smith
eofQuinicy is" the guest speaker at
S -the'e revival. -which. began on
Tuesday, March 17th and will
continue through Friday. March
20th. Services are beginning at,
7:30 nightly.
Elder Robert Lowery and the
congregation invite everyone to
join them anc, be blessed.


Beach Methodist
Services Diversify
The First United Methodist
Church in Mexico Beach began
holding two morning services as
of Sunday. March 15th.
Now,.its first service, begins at
,9:00 a.m., CT, for those who pre-
fer a traditional worship service. It
is followed at 1 1:00 a.m., CT. by a
contemporary service of praise
and worship.
Rev. Ted Lovelace, pastor of
the church, .cordially invites
everyone in the area to attend the


service of their choice


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
| A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
-- M i Sunday School 9:45 anm. Discipleship Training 5:00 pinSun Feiiing
Wed. Night at 7:00 pm. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
'O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home, 769-8725
For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647-5026 -


EVEYOES ELOM


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


orshi p
Sunday
Nursery


THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
+ Sunday School 9:45
+ +ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT) ,

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor


Discover God's love! t
Everyone welcome .

Long Avenue
BAPTIST -CHURCH ..
1601 Long Avenue Port SL Joe 229-.869
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
MarLk Jones, minister of music & youth


Beach Baptist Chapel

Will Hold Ordination-
Beach Baptist Chapel in\ite
God everyone to attend the ordination
service of Dink Bailey on Marchi
Church o o o22 at 3:00 p.m. Dink Bailey will


be ordained as a deacoI aServing
Shrist and His followers.
Fred Buskens will also be offi-
cially activated as deacon during,
Sh.is service as well. Please attend
:'.and share their jo\ and show your
', support for these men of God who
desire to serve Him and His peo-
-ple.
The deacon body of Beach
Baptist Chapel currently serving
is comprised of Dean Bird. \\'ayne
Frasure. David Richardson,
Karlton Strickland and Mike
Todd They welcome Bailey and
Buskens to the deacon team.
Beach Baptist Chapel is
located at 311 Columbus Street in
St. Joe Beach. For more informa-
tion please call 647-5026.


Special Singing
bGloria Fennell 'wi ll sing dur-
ing the worship service at Liberty
Bible Church, located on Garrison
Avenue in Port' St. 'Joe, on
Sunday, March 22nd beginning at
'- -10:00 a.m. Pastor Guy Labont6
invites everyone to attend.


Opens Free

Soup Kitchen
Pastor Tim Badlev has
announced that the Port St Joe
Church of God, located' a)t 482
Pompano Street in Highland View, ,'
is opening a 'Soup Kitchen" at no
charge on Thursday evenings,.;
beginning this week;' This is a
non-denominational 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
peal. The vision and mission of
the Port St. Joe Church of God is
to' be' "God's arm extended-
reaching' out to people at their
point of need."
Come 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 mrneal
delivery.


:Peace!


4'v
.t,


'-I'


Be Still!

In Mark 4.39 we find,
"And he awoke and rebuked
the, wind, and said to the
sea, Peace! Be still! and the
wind ceased,' and there was
a great calm"


UOiver F. aylor .
Visitation Mlinisier. First IAn recent days torna-
Pnited Methodist Church does have hit Central
... ; ... Florida' with great force.
More people died than in our ,major hurricanes
where there was great property damage. Human loss
touches our hearts.
There are many people who need the peace that
only God can bring to us. Lent is a time to reevalu-
ate our lives. Too often we try to work out our prob-
lems without God's hlelp. ; ,
; All of.us have personal'problems relating to'ou.r-.'
selves, families or' friends. Now is the time to have
that "little talk with Jesus." Daily prayer is neces-
sary in my life. I believe it is necessary for everyone.
Peace is found in our relationship with Jesus.


Disaster Counseling Available


at Gulf County
Gulf County Guidance Clinic
has announced that it is providing
disaster crisis counseling for any-
one affected by the current flood-
. ing in the area. Specially trained
counselors are available to pro-
vide free crisis counseling services
and information to individuals
and families. ,
According to.clinic director
Edwian R. Ailes, the range of nor-
mal reactions to disasters varies-
dramatically in intensity and type.
Ailes said. "Overall. people per-
form amazingly well considering
!the amount of stress that they
endure. However. frustrations
may accumulate over Lime."
S Ailes went on to say that peo-
pie experience different phases in
their reacuon to a disaster as time
goes on. Researchers on the sub-
ject suggest that individuals may
experience difficulties for a ver3
long time after a disaster passes.
Crisis counseling and infor-
mration is available 24 hours by
contacting the: Gulf County
Guidance Clinic at .(850) 227-


Guidance Clinic
1145. Please call and ask for a cri-
sis counselor if you are in need of
assistance..

Meeting Has
,Been Cancelled
The March 19th, Gulf County
Juvenile Justice Council meeting
has been ? cancelled.. The next
meetingn, is scheduled to take
Place on April 16th at 4:00 p.m.,
ET, at the Gulf Co.unty Public Li-
brary. For more information,
please call Council .Chair, Don
Washabaugh, at.227-7340.


Srs. Taco Salad
,Sale Cancelled
Due to the flooding in the
area. the Gulf County Senior
Citizens' will NOT be selling taco
dinners in Wewahitchka on
..March 20th. The event will be
.rescheduled for a later date.


Come-Find 'ut WhatAll the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
(1/10 milenorth of Overstreet Road)


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



First United ethodist Church
111. North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
W orship Services.... .,,,..... ..... ...........9:00 a.m CT
Chur School........... ..... ....1.. 0:15 a.m. CT
Corntrmnporary Praise'& Worship Service
................ .................... 1 :0 0 a m C T
SHARING THE GOSPEL
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor %/Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424 Office Phone: 648-8820


a ~U S~t 'Ze'4*7f t ?47 St


1601 Marvin Ave. $57,500
mk. '*


:~L~r>.: 1 Oath, Lar.. 8o%1':.
SIFEL I-al F4-IATaES To. r. m --.esI, r-,M
5r,j oi r.s 5-. sr iI..,auI. *L' U" b I I-A I. -, :1 iiarTir .:.


HANNON
REALTY INC.
PORT ST. JOE
227-1450


\\'1 fThe friendly place to worship!
-First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
'Wednesday Adult Prayer & Bible Study, TeamKids (grades 1-6) at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
NURSERY PROVIDED FOR ALL SERVICES
Located at. 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776


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



A FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

e J. CHURCH
S 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756

U SUNDAY WORSHIP .....................10 a.m.
30 s ADULT SCHOOL .............................11 a.m.
*SUNDAY SCHOOL' Young Children Nursery Available
Pastor, Rev. J. Reid Cameron


, .. First tBaptist Church

S 02 THIRD STREET PORT ST.'JO' ',il
'Dennis Pledger Buddy Caswe~ll
Interim Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
Sunday School ....... ... .... .. 9:45 am
S Worship Service ............. .... 11:00 am
Disciple Training ..................6:00 pm
Evening Worship .... ............7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ............ 7:00 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" 2


Come,and worship with us at:

FAITH BIBLE CHURCH


801:20th STREET PORT ST. JOE


229-6707


Sunday School............................10:00 A.M.
Morning Service.........................11:00 A.M.
Evening Service..........................6:00 P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting........7:00 P.M.
Bill Taylor, Pastor Roger Louks, Assistant Pastor
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IFCA


Catch Cotnstitution a,,d ffo,,.tnet.,
.Cath the S l Tort St. Yoe
THE UNITEDMETHODISTCHURCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School .........9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship .... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship ............6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..........7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Jesse Evans Wednesday ...........7:30 p.m.
PASTOR Choir Director, Rolbert E. Downs, Jr.
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Grace Baptist Church

Upstairs First Union Bank Monument Ave.
Sunday Worship at 10:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583 Church: 227-1180


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PAGE 6B MHE STAR, -PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1998



PtuBLImriNOrezuur


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
PROPOSAL NO. 9798-10
Notice is hereby given that proposals will be col-
lectively receivedd by the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County. Florida until 5:00
P.M. ET. April 14, 1998. for the following
Professional Services to be provided to said Board
for and on behalf of Gulf County, Florida:
PROFESSIONAL LEGAL SERVICES FOR
GULF COUNTY'S HAZARD MITIGATION '
GRANT PROJECTS INVOLVING
ACQUISITIONS OF HOMES
Project 9unmmAi The Gulf 'County Board of
County Commissioners has recently determined
that It is in the jurisdiction's best interest to solic-
itfor professional legal services for Its hazard
mitigation grant program projects conducted with
'FEMA 404 funds pursuant to the Robert T.
Stafford Disaster Relief Act. The project involves
the acquisition of residential structures in the
approved application provided by the Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The pro-
Ject areas are located within 100-year flood plains
(+/-) in Gulf County. with the structures being the
primary places of residences for the beneficiaries.
The primary objective of these projects is to reduce
future structural and contents damage from flood-
ing. The project will also protect the health and
safety of the citizens of Gulf County and reduce
the outlays from insurance claims and from disas-
ter assistance provided by the Federal. State. and
local governments. The recipients) shall assist the
local Government by providing, title abstracts, title
search, and title Insurance. ,n addition to infor-
mabtion pertaining to legal ownership and legal
boundary information for a p-ariery of resldenual
inulti-tenant, and mobile-home properties in the
respective Jurisdictions, The recipient shall also
perform a limited amount of real estate closings
regarding real estate acquisitions, and deed
restrictions for services'related to the acquisition
of property by Gulf County.
Scof at Work: The reciplent(s) shall work with
trie Program Adminnisrator(s). Program
Coordinmaors. other designated ofi1clals or their
representamues arid a stajT of procured Appraisers
and Suneyors in order to provide the following
tide abstracts. itle search, and title Insuance In
addition, the selected firm(s) shall provide infor-
mauon pertairang to legal ownership arid leeal
boundary issues tor a variety of residenual. mul.i
tenant and mobile home properties in the res.pec-
me Jurisdiction The recipient shall also perform a
bimited ancuni ofl real estate closings regarainag
real esLa3te acquisitions and deed resincuons for
senices related io elevating homes in the abose
junsdicuor It Is the preference of Gull Counn
that the selected individual or agency hate the
most comprehensive knowledge of any, legal own.
ership or ude issues In the project area
Qnaliflcations: Thefollloing factors aill be con
siaered critical in the evaluadlon of those propos.
ais prepared In response to this announcement
The Critical Elemerts as described in the RFP. uill
account for 65 points of a total of 100 p,,ins, to be
allocated The remaming 35 points will be allocate.
ed based on Firm Capacitry and Staffirng. Firm
Inlormanon and Performance. Firm Elfperience
including Client References. Availability. arid Proof
of State of FlonOa CeruficaUons including M/WBE
status
Cintact- Contact peorn lor this project Is Lamn'
ellss. Gulf County Director of Emergenrc
Management 18501 229 91 12
Each proposer must submit complete proposals In
the format provided in the RFP Proposals must be
in a sealed envelope ana clearly\ marked HAZARD
MITIGATION GRANT PROGRAM REQUEST FOR
PROFESSIONAL LEGAL SERVICES SPECIAL
PROJECT RFP in the lower lefrcorner of the ense-
I,:,pe. Proposals may be mailed or delivered to
Clerk of Cirtul Court 1000 Fifth Sureet. Room
148. Por'SLt Joe. FL 32456
The Board reserves the night to aalie informallues
in any quote. to accept arid/or reject any or all
quotes In whole or in pan with just cause, arid to
accept the proposal that in their judgment will be
in the best mintere.st ol Gulf County
DONE AND ORDERED by the Board of County
Commissioners
Bo-ard of County Comrrumisloners
Gullf County Florida
By Warren J. Neager Jr. Chairman,
2tc. March 19 and 26. 1998

COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING HARDENING
CnDBG 97DB 3M..2-33.01-LI


PROJECT .00366. -- *. r ..
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
1' 9798-09
The Gulf County Board of County Commissiorn will
receive sealed bid- from ary qualified person. com.
piny or corporau.:.n interested In construcung the
following project: '
COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING HARDENING
Community Development Block grant iCDBGI Is
tunding the project in concuncuon with matching
coaun funds The Unirted States Department of
Housing and Urban Deelopment (HUDI appropri.
ate CDBG rtunds All ctntr-acors submituing bids
hourjld review the Federal Regulauons applicanle
Ito Lhi project
Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble.
Rish. Inc 402 Reid Avenue. Port St Joe Florida
32456. 1904C 227-7200 Plans can also be inewed at
the f.:'lJowIng locauons
CMD '2050 Art Museum Dnie. Suite
106, Jack,,.nvtlle, FL 32207, (904) 396.
: 4048. .' ,, .C .
-F. W. Dodge. 1311 Executive Cenler
Dmne Sulle 106. Tallahassee. FL 32301
19041877.6987
Compleuon date for this project will be 150 day
from the date of the Nouce to Proceea presented to
the successful bidder Liquidated damages lor fail.
ure to complete the project on the specified date
will be iet at S100 00 per day
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed
bid. the bid number and what the bia i tfor
Along with the bid con tractors are to submit a bid
bond amour. Ing to 5 percent of base bid Before
rnnalizing a contract. contractors are to furnish
perfc'rmarnce. labor and material bonds arnounung
to I00 percent of conduct sum These bonds shall
be couniersigned bv' an autiiorized agent who Lt a
resident in Florida. who is qualified for the eecu t
uon of such in truments. and the bond shall have
atUahed thereto P".:.er of Attorney of the signingg
cOficial.
Bicd- accompanied by the Public Enurt Cnme
Statement and Bid Bond. must be submitted upon
the standard form s furnished by Preble Risn The
bid must ciniunnm to Secuon 287 133 (31 Flonta
Statute.s on public enun. crnme. rThe rnght I-
reserted. as the irterrst of the Oaner may require
to reject any and all nid. anrd Io aai.e any iror
malin in bids received
Atlenlion of bidders is called to the Licensina Lars
of Honda All bidder; mult comply with all applic-
able state and lc.cal law' concerning licensing.
reglstLraun and reaulanon of contractors doing
business in Flonrida
Allenuon of the bidders is particularly called to the
requirements as io conditions of employment to be
cD-'erved and minimum wage rates to be paid
under the Contract. Section 3 Segregated
Facilhues Secuon 109 ExecutiJe Order 11246
and all applicable laws and regulbuons of the
Federal Government and State I Florinda
Gulf Counry is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and encourage; irr'nonit' arnd women owned Ousi'-
nesses t.. p3rtlcipate in this project as pnme or
sub-contractor.
Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
on April 14. 1998. at the Gulf County Clerk's
Office Gulf Cournt Courthou-e 1000 Fifth Sueet.
Pan St Joe. Flonda 32456 and will be opened and
reahd Id-,ul cn April 14. 1998. at 6 05 p m Eaern
Time The Board reseves -the nght to reject arny
and all bids.
Cost for Flans and Speciflcations will be S50 00 per
set and i.s non refundable Checks should be made
payable to PREBLE-RISH. INC.
FEBRUARY 1998 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS-00010
2tc. March 12 and 19. 1998.

SECOND PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
Gulf County is applying-to the Florida Department
of Community Affairs (DCA) for, grant under the
Neighborhood Revitalizauon category in the
amount of $750.000 under the: Small Cities



For Sale: 2 bed-
S room stilt house at
0Beacon Hill with
..Florida room,....
screen porch, in
excellent condition,
'$75,000.00. Calltoday I

Pelican Walk Real
Estate, Inc.
647-3155


Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Program. For each activity that is proposed, at
least 51% of the funds must benefit low and mod-
erate income persons. The activities, dollar
amounts and estimated percentage benefit to low
and moderate 'income persons for which Gulf
County Is applying are,
Activity Activity CDBG Funds Approx.
No. Name Funds LMI%
13 .Administration $60,000.00
16 Engineering $ 85.000.00
d4c Flood &Drainage $605,000.00 70%
Exact budget figures will be available no later than
March 31 1998. however, at nortime will the CDBG
budget exceed 8750,000.00.
The proposed project addresses flood and drainage
in the Highland View area of the unincorporated
area of the County.
Gulf County plans to minimize displacement of
persons as a result of planned CDBG funded activ-
ities in the following manner:
There is no displacement anticipated.
If any persons are displaced as a result of these,
planned activities. Gulf County will assist such
persons in the following manner:
Assistance will be provided in accordance with the
County's Anti-Displacement and Relocation policy.
A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity
to comment on the application will be held at' the
Gulf County Courthouse. located at 1000 5th St.,
on March 24, 1998 at 6 00 p m A draft copy of
parts of the application will be available for review
at that ume. A final copy of the application will be
made available at the Gulf County Courthouse on
Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 00
am and 4 00 pm no more than I'ne days after
March 26. 1998 The appllcaUon will be submitted
to DCA on or before March 31. 1998 To obtain
additional information concerning the application
and the public hearing contact Don Butler. 1000
5th St, Port St Joe, Flonda 32456, telephone
(8501 229.6111
The public hearing is being conducted In a handle
capped accessible locauon Any handicapped per.
son requiring an interpreter for the hearing
Impaired or the visually impaired should contact
Don Butler at least flee calendar days prior to the
meeting and an interpreter will be provided Any
non.English speaking person wishing to attend the
public hearing should contact Don Butler al least
Sive calendarr dys prito the meeting and a Ian
guage interpreter dill be provided To access a
Telecommunicauon Device for Deaf Persons ITDDI
please call |800) 955 8771 Any handicapped per.
son requlnng special accomrr.ndauon at this meet-
ing should contact Dan Butler at least fle calendar
days prior to the meeting
Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of
1989. the following disclosures will be submitted to
DCA with the applieauon The disclosures will be
made available by Gulf County and DCA for public
inspecuon upon request Then e disclosures will be
anai]lble on and after the date of subrmission of the
applicauon and shall corunue to be available for a
minimum penod of five ears
I. Other government (federal. state and local
asesitance to the project in the form of a
g.L grant, loan. guarantee, insurance pay.
rent rebate subsidy, credit., Lax benefit. or
any other Iorm of direct or indirect benefit
by source and amount:
2 The idenuues and pecuniary interests of all
developers. contractors, or consultants
Inol.'ed min the appllcan.',n for assistance or
in the planning or deelropmrent ot the pro-
ject or activnty.
3 The dentituaes and pecuniary interest of
any other erpersons with a pecuniay Interest
In the project that car, reasonably be
expected to exceed S50 000 or I 0b ol the
grant request Iwhichever is lower'
4 For those developers. contractors, consul.
Plants. property owners, or others listed in
rAo (21 or three 1(31 abome which are corpo.
rations or other enuuea, the dentification
and pecuniary Interests by corpor-ailon or
enurty of each officer. director principal
st'cn hilder, or other official of the entity.
S 5 Tl-he expected sources of all funds to be pro-
sded to the project by each of the providers
of those funds and the amount provided:
ard
6 The expected uses of all funds by activity
ard amount
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT. FAIR HOUSE
ING JURISDICTION AND HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE
Itc. Marchl 19. 1998


-ORD T i SHOCW CAUSE ''
ITE THE_STATE OF FLORIDA. THROUGIH.THE
STATE ATTORNEY FOR THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA. AND TO
THE SEVERAL TAXPAYERS. PROPERTY
OWNERS. CmZENS OF THE CITY OF PORT
ST JOE FLORIDA. INCLUDING NON-RESI-
DENTS OWNING PROPERTY OR SUBJECT
TO TAXATION THEREIN. AND ALL OTHERS
HAiNG OR CLAIMING ANY RIGHT TITLE OR
INTEREST IN PROPERTY TO BE AFFECTED
B\ THE ISSUANCE OF THE PLAINTIFFS
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT REVENUE BONDS.
AND ITS BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES
HEREINAFTER MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED OR TO BE AFFECTED IN ANY
WANY THEREBY
The aba'e cause ccmng onto be heard upon
the Complaint this da, filed herein by the City of
Port St Joe. Florida. seeking to determine the
author, of the City of Port St Joe to Issue itLS
Capital Improvement Retenue Bonds (Manna
Project In the amount of not to exceed 62 500.000
(the "Bondil and Its Bond Anticipation Nc'les min
the arimouni of not to e.ceed S2.500.000 (the "Bond
AnucipaUon Notes'l a more parucular descnpuon
of said Bonds and Bond Anticipation Noles being
co. aired In the Complain filed in these proceed'
Wings to determine the legality of the proceedings
had and taken In connecuon therewith, and the
legalrty of the provisions covenants and agree.
ment. contained therein and the revenues pledged
to the palnent thereof, and seeking a judgment of
this Court to validate the proceedings fuor said
Bonds and said Bond Anticpaion Notes. the rev.
enues pledged for the payrnent dtereoaf and said
Bonds and Bond AnUcipauion Notes when Issued
pursuant theret. and said Complaint now hating
been pre-ented to this Court. for entry of an Order
to Shc, Cause pursuant to Chapter 75. Flonda
Statutes. and the Court being fully advised in the
prernises'
IT IS ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the
State oi Flonda. through the State Attorney of the
Fourteenrth Judicial Circuit of Florinda. and the se.
eral lias.pyers proper', im.ers and cluzens ol the
Cit .l Port Sl Joe including non resident: owT.-
Ing property or 'ublect to Lxauon there. and all
oilers having or claiming any right. ude or interest
m propeMrt to be alerted In any way there. or to
be ailec.ted thereb. be and the\ are each hereby
required to appear and Esh,. cause If any there be.
before this Court on the 21 .[ day of April 1995. at
1000 o'clock A M in the Chambers of the under-


signed Judge at the Gulf County Courthouse in the
City of Port St Joe, Florida, why the prayer of said
Complaint should not be granted and why the pro-
ceedings for said Bonds and Bond Anticipation
Notes when Issued pursuant thereto and the rev-
enues pledged to the payment thereof should not
be validated and confirmed as therein prayed.
AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND
ADJUDGED that this Order to Show Cause be.
published in the manner required by Section
75.06, Florida Statutes.
AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND.
ADJUDGED that by such publication of this Order <
all taxpayers. property owners and citizens, of the 's
City of Port St. Joe. including non-residents own-
Ing property.or subject to taxaucnr, theei a ardall
others havingor olaimingan right ude or intleresi
in the City of Port St. Joe or the t.t.able proper
theitein or in any property to be affected by the
issuance of said Bonds or said Bond Anticipation
Notes or to be affected in any way thereby, or the
validity of such Bonds and Bond Anticipation
Notes or of any revenues pledged for payment
thereof, or of the proceedings authorizing the
issuance of said Bonds and Bond Anticipation
Notes, including any remedies provided for their
collecuon be and they are made parue_; defendant
to this proceeding arid that thi C.ounr shll ha' ,
junsdicLion of them to the sarne esten ias 11 namca
as defendants In said Complaint arnd per_.-in3dl
served with prkxees in this cau-e
DONE AND ORDERED in chambers at Port
St. Joe. Gulf County, Florida. this 16th day of
March. 1998.
/s/ Robert Moore
ACTING CIRCUIT JUDGE
21c. March 19 and 26 1998.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION,
FILE NO. 98-15-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
THOMAS J COSGROVE.
Deceased. '
S / h5
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The admini srauon of the estate of THOMAS
J COSGROVE. deceased. File Number 98 15-CP.
Ls pending In the Circuit Court for Gull" County.
Florida Probate Division the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse. 100) Fifth Street Port
St Joe. florida 32456 The names and address' .'
of the personal repre-eniau'e ard the personal r
representaume's attorney are set I.orth beloa
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is seed
who have objecuons that challenge the validity of
the wll,. the qualillcauons of the personal repre.
sentauve. venue. or junsdicuon of this Court are
required to tile their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE 131 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY 1301 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM '
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having dclms or demands against the dece.
dent's estate on whom a copv of t his notice is
served within three 13) months aiter the date of the
first publicauon of this nouce ru-st file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE 131
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB .,
LOCATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (301 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM
All other creditors of the decedent and per- :
.onss having claims or demands against the dee-e-
dent's estate must fille 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
BARRED.
The date of First publicauon of this Notice is
March 12. 1996
Attorney for Personal Repre.entautse
SCharles A CosUin
' Post Office Box 98
Port St Joe. FL 32457
Telephone 18501 227-'.1159
Florida Bar No 699070
Personal Representative:
Joyce E Hastings
Post Office Box 1242
Julian. CA 92036
Edith Libby ."
89-I Washingon Sue I '
Abington. MA 02351 ,-
2tc, March 12 and 19, 1998.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOUR-
TEENTS JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN ,
AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 98-13
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
HENRY VIRGIL TURNER.
deceased.

S NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
HENRY ViRGIL TURNER. deceased. File Number
96-13 is pending In the Circuit Court for Culf
County. Flonda. Pobate Dniv-ion the addlres ol
which is Gulf Count' Courthou-e 1000 5th Street.
Port St Joe. Flonda 324156 The name and address I
of the Personal Representause and her attorney are
.et forth below
All interested persons arc required to file
WITHIN THREE (31 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THiS NOTICE (I) Alul r
claims against the estate and 121 any objecuor. by
anr interested person on whom no.ete wan ser-ed
that challenges the talliryi of the Still. the qual.
ciuons of the Personal Represertaaue. venue or
jurisdiction of the Court
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AfiD OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED 'o
DATE of the firsi publicab..r,. of thls Nouce of
Administration March 12 1998
/s,. WILLIAM J RLSH
RISH, GIBSON & JONES
206 E. 4th Street
P. 0 Box 39
Port St Joe. Florida 32456
190412298211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REFPESEPNTATF'E
FL BAR NO 0066806
LAVERNE S TURNER
195 Osceola Sureet '
Pon St Joe. FL 32456
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
2ic March 12 and 19. 1993

Request For Proposal
The Gulf Coast Workelorce De elopment Board is


463 Plantation Drive $169,900 .







I. ANN-ON,

3 Bearooms: 2 5 Balhs Lana 3 Lols REALTY IC.
Special lealures 2 etory conrlempoary home in exclusive neignborrood
Masler uirea w dressnc.r rm or.nale balh & 2 waik-n closets FireDlace PORT ST. JOE
Ineimal na.noos satell.le yslem. spunkier sy-lem. eager schner f
Lon aame ioon eluay ano .unny sing la3 ly roonI Price irn.:iuaei range
itlrq di.rcn asner, d.posal wvasher and dryer, new ssteiitle .y'lem. car- 2
Del drapes Didsrs








L astle Realty, Inc.



"GOLF HAVEN" on Fairway, 3 BR/2

BA home on golf course, 5 min. from

Bay and Gulf. New paint, carpet. A

bargain at $115,000. Ask about lease

option or rental.


Colleen A. Ciochetto, Land & Castle Realty, Inc.
(850) 927-3557 or (850) 229-9228
4tc 3/19


PAGE 6B file STAR,'PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1998


Issuing a Request for Proposal for WAGES deep end
services for Bay. Franklin and Gulf Counties (those
services beyond initial job search assistance) and
for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention component of
the WAGES Act. Contracts, will be awarded on a
one-year basis with an option to renew for an addi-
tional year.
WAGES Deep End Services RFP
'The following.. are services to be included:
Onent3auon Placemeni tnt', eapproted mck a.:ul.
ue'. Case mar3cTemeni CC.)rdin.au of acUiuf e
In the servl-e plan Reporung relamue I.:, rrgram
. requiremenLt Development o0 subsidized employ
ment agreements: Unsub;'ldied job placement.
; Follow up acu'ues, an'd all other aculues le ading"
to self-sufficiency as de'cnried In the WAGES Plan.,
Teen fregnan.cy Prelenuren RFP
The following services are to be included:
Development/Implementation of programs
designed to reduce the incidence of teen pregnan-
cy; Promote responsible fatherhood and prevention
strategies targeting males. Other services are
human sexuality education, community and public'
awareness, reporting relative to program require-
ments and other prevention components outlined
in S. 414.028 F.S.
Schedule of Events:'
Proposals must be received by April 20,
1998, 12:00 P.M. CDT to the Gulf Coast Workforce
Development Board,' Admissions Building Room
110, 5230 West U.S. Highway 98. Panama City, FL
32401.
Proposals will be rated April 28, 1998, 9:00
A.M. CDT at Gulf Coast Community College
Ad.mrnistrauve Conference Room, 5230 West U.S.
Hlgha.,, 96 Panarna Cint FL 3240C1
Granis will be asarde.d on May 5 1998 5:30
P.M. CDT at Tom P Haney Technical Center
Minority businesses are encouraged to apply.
Program and Auxdliary Aids and Services are avail-
able upon request to Individuals with disabilities
For more information call (850) 913-3285.
Itc. March 19. 1998.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEEN'TH JLDICIAL, CIRCUIT IlN
AND FOR GULF COCLiNTy FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION NO: 98-0074 CA
VALIDATION OF THE NOT TO- EXCEED
$2.500.000 CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTT REVENUE BONDS AND
BOND ANTICIPATIO-N NOTES
THE CIr OF PORT ST JOE FLORIDA. a, .
municipal corporauon and public : bodv .
c.,.rporate and p.litic of the Sutae lO
Florida,
Plaintiff.,
vs.
THE STATE OF FLORIDA. and the Taxp!aers
Property O'ners and Cluzens of the Cm oF Portn St
J.:.e Flonda irncludmin non-reidents ownTina eprop-
erm, or subject to10 Laxuor, therein
Defendant

BID NO. 9798.10
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive .ealed bids from any per ,on company.
or corporation interested in selling, the Ccunrv the
following
1985 or Newer Fire Truck Howard
Creek Fire Department
Any quesuons regarding this bid should be direct-
ed to Chief Admilnstrator s office, 1000 5th Street.
Port-St. Joe, Florida 32456, (850) 229-6111.
Specificauons can be received at the Gulf County
Clerk s office (8501 229-6112.
Deliver Date mustbe specified,.
Liquidated damages, for failure to deliver unit on
specified date will be set at 825 00 per da
Please indicate on envelope that tids is a sealed
bid. the bid number and what the bid is for.
Bids will be received unul Tuesday April 14. 1998.
5 00 p m. E T. at the Office of the Clerk of Court
1000 5th Street. Pon St Joe Florida 32456 The
Board reserves the nihrt to reject any and all bids
received
GULF COUNTY' BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
/s/ Warren J Yeager. Jr Ch.arrrmian
/s..' Benny C Litler. Clerk
2tc. March 19 and 26. 1998.


ITY OF PORT ST, ,JOE


FULL COST ACCOUNTING FOR



SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT




In accordance with the Solid Waste


Management Act of 1988, Section 403.7049


and the Full Cost Accounting Rule, Chapter 62-


708 of the Florida Administrative Code the City


of Port St. Joe is reporting the costs of solid


waste collection, recycling and disposal on a per


month basis for residential and commercial

customers for FY 96/97.




.RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS:

Monthly garbage collection and disposal cost,.............$11.00

Monthly recycling cost

(includes one-time equipment costs)................... $6.47

Monthly trash collection and disposal cost................... $6.18

Total monthly service cost per residential unit............. $23.65



COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS (AVERAGE COST):

Monthly garbage collection and disposal cost ................. $49.00

Monthly recycling cost

(includes one-time equipment costs)...................... $28.80

Monthly trash collection and disposal cost.............. $27.53

Total monthly service cost per commercial unit............. $61.92



The cost information provided above is on' a monthly average

basis per account and averages the different types of service

available. Actual costs for a particular account may be different

than that reported above due to the actual type of service pro-

vided for the particular account.

PUBLISH MAR 19, 1998


Large 3 BR/2 BA, hore, 2 car garage,

landscaping, sprinklers, hot tub onr

screened porch, brick, I1 /2 lots on /
17th Fairway, huge kitchen.




Colleen A. Ciochetto, Land & Castle Realty, Inc.
(850) 927-3557 or (850) 229-9228
4tc 3/19






ELElizabeth W. Thompson

LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
Office, Hwy. 98 at 19th St., Mexico Beach
Mailing Address- Rt. 3, Box 167, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FAX, (850) 648-4247

850-648-5683 or 1-800-582-2990
After Hours: Jay Rish, Associate Broker, 850-227-5569
Brenda G. Miller, GRI, Realtor@ 850-648,-5435



Our firm is pleased to


announce the



EXCLUSVEisngof


several lots owned b St. Joe Corp. in


the following areas: Gautier Memorial


Lane, Cabell Drive, Marvin Avenue


and Garrison Ave.



CALL JAY RISH, Listing Agent for an update on

the NEW PRICES and location

of these residential lots.


648-5683 or 227-5569


[ ,'










The Star Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Mar. 19. 1998 Page Seven

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/TAD


AUCTION! EVERY FRI. NITE, 7 pm,
,EST at Port Theatre Antique Mall, Pt St. Joe.
Shop 'til midnight! Mall open Tues. -. Sat.
Wade Clark Auctions
850-229-9282.
10% Buyer's Premium, AB 1239, AU 1737.
ic 3/5





'81 small Dodge truck, good shape,
$950. 227-7415. Itp 3/19
'89 Plymouth Sundance, 2 door, auto-
matic; brand new paint, runs good,
$3,300 obo. 647-5722. 2tc 3/12'
1998 Ford Windstar GL van, white/grey
interior, cloth seats, seats 7, rear air,
overhead console, $19,500. 648-5435.
tfc 2/19
'93 Honda 250 Nighthawk motorcycle,
low miles, $1,950. Call 227-1639 or
227-1109, ask for Charlie or Linda.
tfc 3/5

'86 S-10 extended cab, 2wd, am/fro
stereo cassette, custom rims & ires,
$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.
4tc 2/26


20' custom made pontoon boat with 110
hp Mercury outboard and trailer. Less
than 100 hours use. $9,000. 648-8211.
tfc 3/12
26.1' Mako with twin 150 hp Eiinrudes.
less than 400 hours. Some electronics
and all aluminum ;tandem trailer.
Reasonable offer. 648-8211. ;tfc 3/12





Mobile home, 2 bdrm., I ba.. unfur-
nished, St. Joe Beach. private lot. 8S350
per mo.- including water and sewer.
S150 security deposit, adults only, no
pets. 1 year lease required. Call 850-
647-5194. tfc3/19
Office space owner will build to suit up
to 1950 sq. ft. of office space. Building
to be located on Third St.. Port St. Joe.
FL. Please call 227-1292 or 227-2077
for more information. 4tc 3/19
One bedroom. one bath house with
appliances & garage. 204 13th St., Port,
St. Joe. 648-8007. 2tp 3/19
Unfurnished townhouse, 2 bdrm., 2
1/2 bath, Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach, $500
per month, $500 deposit. Call 647-
5942. 1 2tc3/19

Two bedroom, 1 bath mobile home at
beach, $325 monthly, $200 deposit. no
utilities, 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;,
$350 mo. 648-5242. 4tc 3/5
For Sale/Rent: Bayfront house at Cape
San Bias, 3 bdrm., 2 ba., Ig. covered
decks, appliances. Call Phil at 227-
2112 or 229-8409. tfc 2/26
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

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
$25 month
302-B Reid Ave., PSI FL
850-229-9000


Storage

Units

229-6200

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


For Sale or Rent: 3 bedroom house at
528 7th St., Port St. Joe. Call 648-5306.
Please call again, tfc 3/5
2 bedroom, 1 bath, 104 Helmet St.,
Beacon Hill. Call Bill Carr, 229-6961.
tfc 3/5
Two bedroom, central h/a, mobile home
in Wewa. 639-5552, evenings, 648-
5344. tfc 2/19
Dead Lakes, RV and mobile home lots,
$80 month, includes w&s. 639-5721.
10tc 1/15
For Rent: Several beach front and gulf
view executive type homes and town-
homes available at off-season monthly
rates until April 1, 1998. For complete
details call Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, Inc. 648-5777 or 1-800-874-
5073. tfc 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.
tfc 3/5
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty,
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Affordable
housing for the elderly and the hand-
icapped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy'
efficient const., stove & refrig., fur-
nished, fully carpeted, 1,bdrm., apts. on
site
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex..
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
tfc 3/5


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.
Hwy. C-30, $750 month, includes utili--
ties. Call 227-1774., tfc 3/5


UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a, screen porch. carport &
laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig.. washer/dryer hook-up.
*New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house. 1 1/2 ba..
inside laundry rm, ch&a. dishwasher
& stove, fully carpeted. No pets.
FURNISHED
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat & air,
washer/dryer hook-up.
' One bedroom apartment. washer
/dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
t, fc 3/5
One and two bedroom apartments. 2
blocks from beach. Beacon Hill, reason-
able. Call 912-246-1250. tfc 3/5





Huge Garage Sale: Sat.. Mar. 21. 414
Arizona Dr., Mexico Beach. Children's
clothes, boys and girls, birth to size 6.
toys, big Barble'jeep, shades, glasses.
knick knacks, wedding dress, reg.r
Chihuahua puppies, too many Items to
'list. If you have kids. don't miss. Come
early. Itc 3/19
Large 3 family yard sale. Friday. Mar.
20th. 113 N. 32nd St.. Mexico Beach. A
lot of everything includes plants &
hanging baskets. 8-10 a.m. CST. ltp

Yard Sale: 2162 Hayes Ave.. Highland
View. Sat.. Mar. 21. 8:00 4:00. Lots of
little girl clothes, and shoes. sages birth
to 4T.. Some furniture, lots of books.
and large bookcase. (wall length). Also
some baby furniture. lots of toys. rain
will cancel. litp
Yard sale: Collectables and household
goods, Friday, Mar. 20 and Sat.. 21st. 8
a.m. ? 7220 W. Hwy. 98, St. Joe
Beach. Itc 3/19
Yard Sale: Sat., March 21, 1405 Long
Ave., 8:00 until, Refrigerators, recliner
& misc. items. Rain cancels. ltp
Yard Sale: Sat., March 21,8 a.m. books,
Ip's, clothes, misc., some woodcraft,
9446 W. Hwy. 98, Beacon Hill.
Garage Sale, 100 Third St., Mexico
Beach, Sat., 21st, 7:00 CST. Itp
Yard Sale: Sat, March 21st, 323
Coronado St., 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. Rain
cancels. ltp
Yard Sale: corner of Santa Anna & Hwy.
98, St. Joe Beach, Sat., Mar. 21.
Furniture, clothing & misc. items. 8
a.m. until. ltp
Yard Sale: Sat., March 21, 8 a.m. -
noon. 2912 Garrison Ave. Ward Ridge.,
Rain or shine. Itc 3/19

FREE YARD/GARAGE SALE SIGNS.
PAWN SHOPPE, 216 THIRD ST. ,
tfc 3/5






Full time office position in the reserva-
tions/front desk area. Some weekend
work required. Needs to be friendly and
outgoing w/good communication and
computer skills. Must be able to handle
difficult situations and enjoy working
with the public. Please mail or fax
resume to Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, at P. 0. Box 123, Mexico Beach,
FL 32410, fax: 850-648-5779.
tfc 3/19


JOB NOTICE-The City of Port St. Joe
is accepting applications for the follow-
ing position:
LABORATORY TECHNICIAN,
$7.19/HOUR
Application and job description may be
picked up and returned to the
Municipal Building, 305. Fifth Street,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Application
deadline is April 3, 1998.
The City of Port St. Joe enforces a Drug-
Free Workplace Policy and is an Equal
Opportunity / Affirmative Action
Employer. 2TC 3/19
Specialist/JTPA Summer Youth
Program (temporary position). The
Gulf County School Board is receiving
applications for SYETP Specialist.
Persona having applications on file in
the School Board office and wishing to
be considered for this position must
request to have their application, Sub-
mitted. Applications may be picked up'
at the School Board Office and should,
be sent to Ms. Sard Joe Wooten,
Director of Curriculum .and Human,
Resources, Gulf Counlty School Board,
150 Middle School Rd., Port St. Joe, FL.
32456. Application deadline is March
30, 1998, 12:00 noon, E.T. 'The Gulf
County School Board is an equal oppor-L
tunity employer. 2tc 3/19
Experienced office help needed, Port St.
Joe location, Rich's IGA, contact Betty
at 227-1564. tfc 3/19
Licensed Florida Real Estate persons.
Apply Rosasco Realty & Mortgage Co..
227-1774. 4tc 2/19
Receptionist/Reservationist: property
management office, requires customer
interface, good telephone skills. com-
puter experience. Full time position
with benefits. For our new St. Joe Bay
office, Fantasy Properties, Inc., call
648-5146. 6tc2/5


Looking for people who want to work.
Must have transportation and willing to
work weekends and holidays. Will train
the right people. Apply in person at
Beach Combers Pizza, 980 Cape San
Bla~sRd: 2tc3/12


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


0itlole WB oob tWorks
Cabinets, Custom Mantles,
Furniture, Trim.
Bob/Janna Rinehart
227-3590


ROGER STOKES
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
647-3328
Free Est;mates RF 0066770
PLUMBING REPAIRS
pd.Ihrn 4/2/98 '



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


TLC Lawn Service
Catering to All Your Lawn
Service Needs
Mowing, Trimming, Clean OL i.
Manicuring, Spraying, Fertilizing,
L. rnd.i ,r.a ,3r,. r.llr.:.r rnrr'i-r R-.c.ir
Ref.'.o.i.c.-. -22-9-435
.


f'o. Commercial,
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
* Flea Control Condominiums
s Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
FAMILY OWNED
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections





STEAM CLEANING


STEAM CLEANING


Gulf Coast Community College is.
seeking applicants for the following
position:
WAGES Case Manager to ensure that
WAGES participants progress through
an agreed upon service strategy leading
to self sufficiency. Bachelor's degree in
counseling or related field; Master's
degree preferred. Experience with
\\AGES policies and procedures and
Wiridol'.s applications highly preferred.
This is a grant funded position.
WAGES Job Developer to develop
work sites in subsidizes as well as
unsubsidized employment for partici-
pants on public assistance. Bachelor's
degree in public relations or related
field; Master's degree preferred.
Experience with WAGES policies and
procedures and Windows applications
highly preferred. This is a grant fund-
ed position.
Application deadline for these ,posi-
tions is March 27, 1998, Send letter of
application, resume, photocopies of
transcripts, and three letters (of refer-
enrce to: Human Resources Office.
Administration Annex, Room 104. 5230
W. Hwy. 98, Panama City, FL 32401..
ltc 3/19

Now taking applications for seasonal
jobs. No phone calls Apply at El,
Governor Motel. Itc 3/12
Teacher Aide, Inschool Suspension,
at Port St. Joe Middle and High School.
Application deadline March 1... 1998. at
12:00 noon et Contact Chris Earley.
Principal, Port St. Joe High School. 100
Shark Dr., Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850)
229-8251.
Job Description: A copy of the adver-,
used lob description is a ailable from
the school olfice or the dist. ollice build-
ing located at 150 Middle School Rd in
Port St. Joe. Qualifications: H.S. diplo-
ma, post-secondary training preferred;
2 years of general work experience pre-
ferred; flngerprmt clearance. Salary will
be determined, by salary schedule. Gull
County Schools is an equal opportunity
employer. 2tc 3/5

Say o Saw et In '7e St-s!


Glynn Dykes
Drywall .
"No job too big, or toosmall" ,
227-1785
Free Estimates insured
IHe 3/5


CUSTOM LAWN

SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559



STUTZMAN ROOFING,
S RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
"IW'here Qual,r4 Is l-HiFher Than.Prtce"
229-8631
c 3/5


BART'S "
HANDYMAN
SERVICE
" Household Repairs
* Painting. Interior/Exterior Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance!
FREE ESTIMATES ,
(850) 229-1051. t:'
,. t;i 3 *S


PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS-
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc,
S706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
/ MINI-STORRGE \




5x10 1010 10x20
'Ion Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
'| ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT

STEAM CLEANING


STEAM CLEANING


Coo1 ie&d, tdinBdahef. Apply
in p oa TacaS %Rstaurant. No
call ple s .e"'" tfc 3/5
Now hiring food servers, kitchen help
and bartenders. Apply in person at The
Top of the Gulf, talk with Jonnie. No
phone calls please. tfc 3/5
Experienced nail tech needed. For
very busy salon on St. George' Island.
850-927-3500., uc 3/5




LOST: Beige purse and billfold
at Piggly Wiggly, may be left
in basket. Please return.
REWARD, need all id. infor-
mation. 227-1932. Itc 3/19





Three prom dresses, satin.. 1 rose, 1
green, 1 blue. one Wnth sequins. Sizes 8
and'10. Call 229-6616. Itc 3/19
Winner Inventory Clearance! Buy the
strongest building on earth. protect'
yourself against mother nature. Huge
savings on workshops and garages.
Ready for delivery Call 800-341-7007.
2tp 3/19

One travel trailer. $2,000. Call 648-
5306. tfc 3/19
Complete double bed.' $50. Call 227-
3628. I tp3/19
Electric water heater, approx. 6 months
old, $100 obo. evenings, 648-5319. ltp
3/19
Elegant size 6 wedding dress w/lace-
edged neckline. Too beautiful to
describe, must seel Matching veil also.
227-7196 or 229-8216. Itc 3/19


f 6 L. Enterprises
'BASIC LAWN CARE
We Manicure Your Lawn to Your
Specifications
850-647-5722, fax 647-3870,
Cell 850-227-6738 .i'.


STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
LIC. eERW)13168 INSURED
647-8081
ALAN STRICKLAND

Available at
The Athletic
'97 State
Championship

1/2. f House,
'.229-6805


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.
2tc 3/12
Sheet music. Piano/organ/guitar.
Popular/gospel/c&w. Learners/teach-
ers/professionals/collectors. By appt.
647-5370. 4tp3/12
Cathy's Bookkeeping Service, 13 yrs.
experience. General bookkeeping,
services for personal or business
accounts. 639-2833. 4tp 2/26
Brand new KOHLER whirlpool tub, with
all accessories, valued $1,800, for sale
$800 or bet offer. Call 647-5722.
tfc 2/19

PAWN SHOPPE
216 THIRD ST.
227-PAWN, BUY, SELL OR TRADE
DRIVEWAY SHELL
MUSHROOM COMPOST
BARFIELD'S, 229-2727

PROMOTE CROSS-
CULTURAL EDUCATION
The American Institute for Global
Studies, Inc. is presently inteirview-
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
foundation. ,
4tp 2/26





14x60 2 bedroom. I bath, with front &
back porch, $1,750. 639-5156.2tc 3/12


FULL LAWN SERVICE
VACUUM YARD MACHINES TRIM-
MING LANDSCAPING
I will work for you.
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka
Clyde Sanford (850) 648-8492


Steve Brant's

ROOFING

LICENSED & INSURED
S LIC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call
S2296326
Mobile. 899-0219 or
899-0218 3/5


Serving Port St..Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition, & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
850-229-8416
L '* RA0043378 ER0007623.


PAINT, STAIN&. P ESSUREWS
*ii^^^^^^^INTERIOR & EXTEIOR^^^^^
B^^^^^^^ STEVE A^^HILSii o Call 647-8314^^^^^^^^^^^


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


LIC. #,RF0051042 RGOO51008*ER 0011618
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
free PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
S REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
fStimf1ai INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
: .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
Boat Glass Heavy Equipment Glass


PUMP REPAIR& SALES LICENSED & INSURED
H & M IRRIGATION
for All Your Watering Needs
HAL KEELS FREE, 229-2738
'JAMES WILEY ESTIMATES 227-7205


CARPET CLEANING


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


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1982 12X56' .mobile home, carport
attached Florida room, Beacon Hill. Call
647-8333. 3tc 3/12




Reduce toxicity and restore nutrients
stripped by deworming. Ask BAR-
FIELD'S LAWN & GARDEN, 229-2727
about Happy Jack Vitatabs. For dogs
& cats. (www.ha pyjackinc.com)
6tc 3/5
For a few pennies more, get the latest
technology in liquid wormers. Ask
BARFIELD'S LAWN & GARDEN 229-
2727 about HAPPY JACK LIQUI-VICT.
There's a BIG difference. (www.happy-
lackinc.com) 6tc 2/12


Have one opening for child care In
my home. Monday Friday, 7:30 -
5:15. Huge fenced in back yard. Call
day or night. 229-8624. 'Thank you.
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 upot 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.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Saturday 8:00 p.m. ET
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday. 8-00 p.m.
AL-ANON Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church, PSJ



647.-3699 ,iWAINCC tr"M: WA I



BOB'S PAINT &
BODY SHOP
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
MV02522
Call or See BOB HEACOCK,
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7z29


Catherine L. Collier
Independent Sales
U Representanre
211 Allen Memorial Way -
Port St. Joe
AVO .. (850)229-8460

r< .-ae i.'l Cul,'o.n Wooa.
Commercial Industrial
A 8 R Fence
Fencing and Concrete Work
Albert Flelschmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 (850) 647-4047


REAL ESTATE REA ESTATE REAL ESATEREALESTAT


Brick home, 1.3 acres, 2 bedroom, 2
bath, laundry rm., liv. rm, den, garage
& utility bldg. located at 2960 Dalkeith
Rd. Call 639-5765. tfc 3/19
3 bedroom, 1 bath completely remod-
eled with appliances, cen. h/a,
100'x140' lot, 246 Pompano, $49,.900.
Call Crystal Sands Realty, 648-4400,
ask for Joan. tfc 3/12
For sale by owner: two story new home,
2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrin., 2 1.2 bath, mas-
ter bdrm., 22'x16' with garden tub,
sunken den w/fireplace and home the-
atre system with surround sound. Front
and rear porch, 12'xl6' util. shed. By
appt. only. 101 Yaupon, 229-6411.
TFC 3/5
Lots on Dead Lakes. West Arm Section.
Call 639-5920. tfc 4/2


Port St. Joe Lodge No. 11
/0 Reg; Stated CommunlcaUtion
1st & 3rd Thursday of each
x// \i> ~month. 8:00
G_'" 214 Reid Ave.
William J. Guilford, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.
1st & 3rd weeks -Dec.


BRADY'S HANDYMAN SERVICE
CLEAN-UP & REMOVAL Lwri & Landscape
Service Tree Trimming & Removal
Repairs & Painting Free Eslimates
Work Guaranteed
Owner/Operator, Gene Brady.
648-4380 call anytime 2p 3/12

Service When You Need It!
Odell Mize Sharpening Service
Saws, Mower Blades, Tools,
Knives, Scissors, Drill Bits
Odell Mize,Owner
1017 Woodward Ave., PSJ
850-227-1804 8 2/12


LIVESTOCK
Horseshoeing
8 Trimming
229-737 1 .r. 5/98


Painting

V Stucco

by DeGraff
fforiable REAL
Stucco Work
Over 50 colors to choose from.
All Stucco -
No Styrofoam
Also specializing in:
Simulated Brick
S.imulate d Stone
Quality Paintifng
Call Tim, "The
Stucco Man"
229-8588
di* fr.ro ,/'


FREDERICK POGORZELSKI
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 A

CONCRETE
CLAYTON CONSTRUCTION
LAYTON AND BLOCK WORK
CONCRETE, Sidewalks-Patios-Driveways
House Foundations
Inc. 9 3 CONCRETE PUMPING
Lic. _#97-038 SERVICES
Commercial-Residential
16 Apalachee St. Apalachicola GLEN CLAYTON (850) 653-9243


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

Office: 850-229-6018
SFAX: 850-229-8976


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


Installation Pump-Out Repair


Nice 2 bedroom mobile home, fenced'
corner lot,. low down payment.
Owner/agent, $25,000. 227-1980.
tfc 3/5
Home for sale by owner: brick home. I
1/2 lots, nice neighborhood. 4 bed-.
rooms, 2.5 baths, family room, sun
room. Formal living & dining room.
Custom kitchen & breakfast nook, hot
tub, swimming pool, large deck, fenced
in back yard. 2700 sq. ft. heating &
cooling. Location 103 20th St., PSJ ,
(904) 229-8409. By appointment only. '
tfc 3/5 .


3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath house on 2 lots,-
large room, can be used as bedroom or'
den, 1301 Palm Blvd. Asking price
$72,500. Call Andrea at 950-942-1992.
6tp 2/12


STUMP GRINDING
Average Stump $ 10.00
T-800-628-8733
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grindilng
Vickery Enterprises, Inc. I


3 bedroom, 1 bath brick home on shad-
ed corner lot in Highland View. Cen.
h/a, fireplace, new carpet in living area,
utility room, storage and boat shed,
$42,500. 227-1604. tfc 3/5,
3 BR home with pool, comes with FREE
BIG SCREEN T.V.! Sellers motivated.'
Reduced from $79,900 to $64,950. 229-
2580 evenings, 229-9282 days. tfc 3/5
Cape San Bias townhome. Security
gate, ocean view. Tennis, pool, fishing.
lakes. Like new, many extras. 1Must see
to appreciate. 227-3351. tfc 3/5


1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekilew Subd., with septic
tank & Well. S2.500 down. $132.16 mo.
, Call George, 229-6031. tfc 3/5


RODNEY HALL

LIC. #0067081
PORT ST. JOE 229-6859
Quality is #1 & 25 yrs. exp.
4tp 3/5


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 T, Port St. Joe, FL 32457



JUST SAY NO TO RUGS
ENJOY THE BEAUTY AND EASY MAINTENANCE OF CERAMIC TILE
DEAL DIRECTLY WITH THE INSTALLER AND GET DISCOUNT PRICES
ON CERAMIC TILE .

GULF COAST FLOORING COMPANY
professional tile installations
Phone (8590 648-4164
4tp 3/5


o^la- D .D^jL, i MK/D




REPAIR ALL MAJOR BRANDS REASONABLE RATES
EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE & REPAIR 35 YEARS EXP.
647-9333



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



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






For the Nandyman and Sportsnmn
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


SCircle S Refinishing

ro Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing
This area's most experienced refinishers.
We do it ALL from furniture to floor.
Free Estimates
827-6828 ask for Dusty
iK 3/5


Cape San Blas townhome. Security,
gate, ocean view. Tennis, pool, fishing
lakes. Like new, many extras. Must see
to appreciate. 227-3351. tfc 3/5
For Sale by Owner: 4 bdrm., 2 ba., ne
carpet, ceramic tile, fenced yard,
75x150' lot, ch&a, 60 ft. shallow well.
See by appointment, 1703 Garrison
Ave. 229-8474 after 4 p.m. tfc 3/5
TAKE OVER PAYMENTS, 96 16x80
Cavalier Zone 3 mobile home, 3 bd., 2
ba., deck, garden tub & many extras.
acreage available. 227-2521 or 229-
8002. tfc 3/5
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



1/2 acre lots on
paved county road,
septic tanks, wells,
natural gas, ready
to move onto.,
$16,000. Owner
financing with 10%
down. Call Billy
Carr, 227-2020,
647-3381.
'/,i re3/


A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75'x150' lot in quiet'
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
$55,000. Call 647-3292. tfc 3/5
Three bedroom, 2 bath house, screened
porch, near schools, cen. h&a, $68,000.
Call after 6:00 p.m. 227-2560. tfc 3/5




Wanted house in Wewahitchka area.
Call 227-3511 Pat. tfc 3/19



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,
Petitioner/Wife,
vs. CASE NO 98-39
WILLIAM ANDREW WHITE.
: Respondent/Husband,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: William Andrew White
Highland View, Florida
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTFIED Lhat a peuuon for
di-.oluUon )11 marriage has been flIed aa.anst )ou.
and that vou are required to sere a cop oel 'our
response or pleading 1a the peuuon uponr
Petginer's artorree Timoth'y J McFarlind P 0
Boxi202 Pn.r St Joe. Flanda 32456 and file the
original repon-e or pleading in the office ol Clerk
orf theCrcuin Court 1000 Filth Sueet Ponrt St Joe
. Florida 32456. or before the 30 da\ of March i998
If vyou fill to do o_ a delault judgment will be Laken
against ou for the relief demanded in the Petuuon
DATED AT PORT ST JOE. GULF COUNTY. FLORI.-
DA. Lthi 24 Feb 1996
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BE 'tq Tor, a Knro'
Deputy Clerk '
-4ti F-bruar, 26 and March 5 12 and 19. 1996


GULFAIRE subdivision. Pretty lot on Periwinkle Drive. Minimal
clearing required. Restricted subdivision with pool and tennis
___ 25 jAU Uth U. IVUK *r r


courtrs. 952,V0.MUa Ke aoteri
SIMMONS BAYOU. Beautiful bay view
for future beach house. Lots of foliage
and mature trees @ $700 per front
foot. Very little privately-owned land
left in this area


BUILDING LOTS

COMMERCIAL lots in downtown Port
St. Joe. Two available at $14,000
each.


HANNON

REALTY INC.
PORT ST. JOE

227-1450


TWO ACRES on Borders Road north of Overstreet. Easy access
off Hwy. 386, near Wetappo Creek. $10,000.
FORTY ACRES in Overstreet on S. Long and Hardy Streets. Zoned
residential/low density. One parcel of 20 acres is $37,000; the
other, planted in pine, is $47,000.
INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY. Two lots each over one acre. One
lot with 115' water frontage for $10,000; the other has water
frontage on the canal and a bayou for $20,000.




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

315 WOODWARD AVE., PORT ST. JOE. Charming 3 bedrpom, 1 bath wood frame
home nestled on a 55'x 170' corner lot near downtown Port St. Joe. Concrete outbuild-
ing that is perfect for a shop. ZONED RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIALll Priced at
$64,900.00. OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE -
WHITE CITY, 284 SEALEY DR. Enjoy country living at its best on this fine homesite
with a safe harbor that grants easy access to the Intracoastal Waterway. Rambling
ranch style house that has 5 bedrooms and 2 baths with 23Q4$q. ft. of living area.
Amenities include: formal living area w/fp, den/tv room, din"fii. room, spacious kit.
w/island bar & plenty of cabinet space, Ig. screened porch, and c6yered carport. Home
is covered by tile, carpet & vinyl flooring, has cen. h/a, & is on. 'unty water, yet as a
private well on site. PRICE CUT to $119,900.00. Call Jay Rish.
ALSO: Contiguous parcel that has over 150' of frontage on the safe harbor that has
access to the Intracoastal Waterway. Nice partially wooded parcel. PRICED AT ONLY
$19,900.00, with owner financing. Call Jay Rish today for a showing at your conve-
niencelll!
BAYOU FRONT BEAUTY, 1612 Monument Ave. More than 2550 sq. ft. living space,
needs some work. 4 bdrm., 2 1/2 ba., 2"car garage, large lot with fantastic view of the
water. Rainbird auto. sprinkler system,
intercom, built in vacuum cleaner sys-
tem, cen. h& a, family rm., foyer, kitchen
Includes large pantry, U-shaped work
area and a generous Breakfast area,
dining room, living room, laundry-
sewing room, porch, dbl. garage, Too
many extras to list! $119,900. Call Jay Rish.
30 ACRES AT DALIU5ltD6,-000.00/
TWO L W f/ARD RIDGE
INTERIOFPl excluded Dunes, $60,000.00.
LOT AT POID IS INES, $15,000.
BAY BREEZE 11 LOTS UNDER CONTRACT IN JUST 3 WEEKS! They are
going fast; only 2 weeks left for the $9,900.00 special. Call Jay Rish.

# SEVERAL WARD RIDGE LOTS avail-

19,900. Hurry, they are going fast! Discounts for
cash or multiple purchase.
^-"4 _-^_^--Look for us on
the Internet at http://www.homtown.com/thompson
http://www.mexicobeach.coim/thompson
And now you may e-mail us on the Internet at:
elizwthompson@dlgitalexp.com or
elizwthompson@juno.com
LET US HEAR FROM YOU TODAY!


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