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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: April 2, 1998
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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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ISIXTIETH YEAR, NUMBER 31


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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1998


320 Per Copy '35
Plus 30 Tax....


The "Old Baseball
Team" .......... Photo on Page 2B

"Smoking Isn't Cool"
from Gulf County's
Youth ................... Page 48
Area Sports Results
.................... Pages 10 to 12A
From Behind Bars to
Behind the Plow
..... Details, Photos on Page 3A

Pre-K Health Fair
.......... Photos, Story on Page 8A
J.R. Takes "Swamp
Shooters" to the Bank
............................. Page 1I1A
Gulf Honor Rolls
....... Students Listed on Page 58B


Flood Clean-Up Continues


SBA

Gulf
Clean-up and recovery
from the recent floods alo
Apalachicola. Chipola. and
necting waterway in Gulf C
are continuing.
The rivers' waters have
ed and much of the initial
up has been done, but it
quite some time before
return to normal for most
residents and businesses in
ed by the floods.
FEMA's Mobile DI
Recovery Unit returned t
County Wednesday for a tu
stay to assist people apply
the various disaster help.
The unit will be loca
the Wewahitchka Comm
Center both Wednesda'
Thursday. Applicants ne
register before visiting


Representatives Coming to

County April 8 fo, Assistance
efforts unit by calling 1-800-462- t The Salvation Army is contin-
ng the 9029. bing to maintain a recovery center
d con- at the Wewahitchka Community
County Gulf County Emergency Center. Canteen food and other
Management Director Larry Wells services are still available there.
reced- told The Star Wednesday morning Wells said the Salvation Army
clean- that arrangements have also been also has pressure washing teams
will be made for Small Business that are assisting In the clean-up
things Administration representatives to effort at the center.
of the locate at the Community Center Debris
mpact- starting April 8th. County commissioners met
They will be available to help -Wednesday afternoon to hash out
Disaster 111il out paperwork and answer a game plan fo disposing of
o Gulf questions concerning SBA low debris created by the plan for floods and
wo day interest loans to both individuals subsequent clean-up.
di bu U t -zqi eC in tE r ftl dIn i the


ing for

ited at
unity
y and
eed to
g the


aCLnIU uusiJ lnessesnl.terestlll l .
SBA loan process. Tentative plans
are for them to be at the
Community Center for a couple of
weeks, Wells said. Hours are from
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., central time.
Representatives can be reached at
639-4502 on or after April 8th.


Arson Suspected in Cape Fire


Unique Fiberglass
Home Destroyed;

Loss is $100,000
Arson is suspected in a house
fire that occurred early .Friday
morning (2:44 a.m.r at Cape San
Bias. .
According to Gulf County
Sheriffs Office Captain Joe
Nugent, the fiberglass structure
atop the elevated deck (pictured
above) was completed destroyed.
The loss was estimated at over
$100,000.


The home was being con-
structed by David A.; Green of
tilbourn, Georgia.
Nilgent said a passerby heard
an explosion, and then saw the
house engulfed In flames. The wit-
ness report stated it only took
three to five minutes for the house
to completely burn up.
NiNgeht surmised that the
fiberglass material being used for
construction of the home was
probably the reason for such' a
rapid burning rate.
State Fire Marshall Dori
Cieota determined the fire to be
suspicious in nature after investi-


Spring Forward One Hour


Time Changes

It's that time of the year again Yes, this Saturday
night--or more properly, Sunday morning-the entire
nation, including Gulf County, will
once again revert back to "daylight- j
savings time" at 2:00 In the
morning, after operating
.on "easter-n standard time"
since the last weekend in
O-october..
fbe sure to -set your
. all of your wristwatches.
alarm .clocks, grandfather .
clocks or i sundials FOR-
WARD one hout so you won't
be tardy for church services or
yoiir: other appiorited tasks of g "
the day.
Unfortunately, 'this will give .
you one less hour of sleep Saturday night .. but
It'll be returned.to you in the fall when the time changes
once more to eastern standard time.


gating the scene Friday.
The Florida Fire Marshall's
Office is offering up to a $1,000
reward for information leading to
the arrest and conviction of the
arsonist.
Contact the Gulf County
Sheriff's Office at 227-1115 or the
Fire Marshall's Office at 1-800-
638-5473 to report any informa-
tion on the incident. '


They have yet to receive noti-
fication from the state approving
or rejecting a county resolution
requesting the state pick up Gulf
County's portion (12.5%) of
.-matching funds required for
FEMA'assistance money.
Commissioners stated during
their last regular meeting that the
acceptance of the resolution
'would be an important factor in
:their decision-making process.
,They pointed out funds were tight
because of the Florida Coast
Paper Company property tax dis-
pute.
****


EINifio, Floods
SUSpuz Insect
Population
SThe inieased ',riIadnd 'flqod1
ing, spur by, 'the 'effects of El
'lo, hdve given' insects 'an
advantage over Gulf County's
human population this spring.
Lakes of standing water
throughout the county have pro-
vided the perfect breeding ground
for all those nasty little critters.
Gulf County commissioners
and Mosquito Control Director
Paul Wood are preparing to
mount an attack on the over-
abundance of mosquitoes and
gnats that have covered the coun-
ty.
Wood said this year's infesta-
tion is not an isolated problem.
"We're receiving complaints from
all over the county," he said.
County Mosquito Control
employees started doing double
duty this week by spraying pesti-
cides at night. When the spraying
gets into full swing, the entire
county will be sprayed twice per
week to counter the insect infes-
tation.


ST. .. ,, 3NE
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for the 21 st Century

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GT Corn


Talking Sale

TPG Communications, Inc., the parent
company of GT Comr, has entered into.-an
agreement with another party that could Fe-.
sult in that party purchasing the stock of TPG
Communications, Inc. As of this time, the
" agreement,-is ,not definitive- and- thereare--no -
assurances that anything will result from it.
During the next.few days, a number of rep-
resentatives from the other party will be in
Port St. Joe and surrounding areas reviewing
the operations of GT Corn.
GT Come's management does not expect
that personnel changes will occur as a result
of this proposed transaction .. should it ma-
terialize.


Supervisor to (

on April 13 for
April. 131s the last day for res-
idents to register to vote in the
Port St. Joe city election to be
- held Tuesday, May 12.
Gulf County Supervisor of
Elections Cord Sue Robinson said
that after .that day books will be
closed until after the May 12th


Eighth Annual Tpelo Festival"

Featured Saturday at Lake Alice Park


Festivities Begin
at 10:30 C.S.T
s The Apalachicola River valley
is' the only place In the world
where the famous tupelo honey is
produced and the City of Wewa-
hitchka will recognize the unique "-
sweetener by featuring a special
day Saturday and calling it a "Tu-
pelo Festival". (
The festival is under the di-
rection of Kenny Strange, presi-
dent of the Wewahitchka Cham-
ber of Commerce. It will begin at.
9:30 a.m., and continue until
3:30 p.m., central time.
Wewahitchka has the per-
fect spot to hold such an event
in a "down home" atmosphere.
The festival will be featured un-
der the oaks of Lake Alice Park
in downtown Wewahitchka.
The festival will feature the
wares of arts and crafts vendors,
plenty of good food, entertain-
ment and socializing.
The Tupelo Honey Festival re-
ceived a boost in publicity last
year, with the filming of "Ulee's
Gold" in the Wewahitchka area.
The film told the story of a bee-
keeper and was the vehicle for its
star, Peter Fonda, being nominat-
ed to receive a coveted "Oscar" at


the recent award show.
This will be the eighth annual


production of the festival.
Entertainment, which will
be featured, includes an appear-
ance by Eva Hood, of Tallahas-
see who recently appeared at
Ocean Opty, the songs of Lacy
Lowery of Port St. Joe, an ap-
pearance by the. Cloggers of
Panama City and the Mime
Team of the First Baptist
Church.
A special treat will be a
model airplane show over Lake
Alice, as weather permits.
Many food booths will be dis-
pensing fried fish, fried shrimp,
funnel cakes, snow cones, barbe-


cue chicken and pork, hambur-
gers and hot dogs, and many oth-
er' delicacies, along with famous
tupelo honey
KIDDIE RIDES
A special feature this year
will be the provision of several
rides especially sized for the chil-
dren.
Rides will include' slides,
horse and buggy rides and gyro.
Many art exhibits and ap-
proximately 40 craft booths will
be in operation for the entertain-
ment of everybody.


lose Books

City Election
election.
Registration forms are avail-
able at the elections office in the
Gulf County Courthouse.
Robinson said persons wishing to
register, who cannot make it to
the elections office to register,
should call' her office for assis-
tance.
Commissioners in group 3
and Group 4 are up for re-elec-
tion. Those seats are currently
held by Commissioners Bill Wood
and Charlie Norton.
Candidate qualifying period
will begin April 15th at 12:00
noon and end April 22nd at 12
noon. Forms for filing are also
available in the Supervisor of
Elections office at the courthouse.

Hardee's Restaurant
Changes Food Chains
Harry Sanders, owner of
twelve Hardee's Restaurants,
announced they have been sold.
Burger King franchisee, Bryan
Applefield, has bought four
restaurants in Panama City,
(See HARDEE'S on Page 3)


Boyd's Staff to Meet With Corps

Of Engineers Regarding Canal
On Wednesday, April 1, Jim Norton, Congressman Allen
Boyd's (D-North Florida) area representative brought officials
from the Mobile District Corps of Engineers to Port St. Joe to
meet with representatives from Wood's Fisheries, Raffleld's
Fisheries and Florida Coast Paper Company.
The group discussed the closure of the Gulf County
Industrial Canal due to silt deposits from recent flooding. At
the request of Congressman Boyd, the Corps has indicated
that they will move a dredge vessel into the canal by Sunday
afternoon or Monday morning and begin dredging on
Tuesday, weather permitting.


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The! Star


PAGE TWO THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1998


Shooters

WHAT'S WITH ALL THESE SCHOOL kids shooting up their
campuses and killing their fellow students? What do they have
against their victims, apparently chosen at random? How do you
stop it?
The latest incident, of course, is the two 11 and 13 year ,old
boys in Jonesboro, Arkansas who hid in the woods beside their
middle school and opened fire on the students as they left the
school buildings at the behest of a fire alarm which they had
set off
It's becoming just as dangerous attending school as it was to
work in post offices a few months ago. Pick up the papers and a
new postal employee was satisfying a grudge against his superi-
ors. : '*' :'
In the latest school incident, the 13 year old shooter was
said to be angry because his girlfriend had dumped him ...love
problems at 13 years of age! What would have been the: result of
his being dumped if he had been at least 21? It would probably
have been more of an entanglement than even Ann Landers
could have handled.
OF COURSE, THE ANTI GUN lobby got into the act; pointing
their finger at the incident and blaming the gun instead of the
unstable condition of the boy, with his now-known history of
death threats against his peers who had supposedly wronged
him. These were not taken seriously, as we're sure your threat to
"kill" someone who has ,wronged you at some time in the past
was not. But, then, you never did, or even tried to, did you? .
What would have kept these same two boys from obtaining a
butcher knife from their mother's kitchen to carry out their
threat? Another teen did just that a few days ago. What are we
to do; outlaw butcher knives? How will, you operate a kitchen
without a butcher knife?
MAKING IT ILLEGAL TO sell a gun isn't the answer. We
don't know the answer, but we're convinced outlawing the sale
of firearms isn't the cure-all the do-gooders claim. Sure, regulate
the unbridled 'sale of the dangerous weapons which hold such
fascination to some- people; but, don't make it illegal to sell
them, altogether!
The suggestion that parents should be at least partially held
liable for the actions of teenage youths makes sense to us. It
would cure several ills which have come to plague us during re-
cent years.



Election Season

IT'S COMING INTO THE election season in the City of Port
St. Joe, once 'more. The spring of every year means another mu-
nicipal election and the lack of candidates for this particular
election speaks well for the performance of the current candi-
,dates, who by and large, are a pretty good set of administrators:
i at leastthey have been.in the; past, '
We see no re 6ao to change our mind at this poilitdintime.
The present set of administrators are level-headed people and
we're sure the next group of administrators, whether or not the
same group runs again or we opt for a change or two, they will
likely serve us well. It has been our experience that we don't
have very many future "duds", even qualify for the position,
much less win election.


WHAT WE DO HAVE is a shortage of local citizens to cast
their votes on election day. If we have 50% .of our voters cast
their ballots, then we consider ourselves lucky. At least we have
been thus far, but we can' see Where this situation is a catas-
trophe just begging to happen. Some time, this year or one year
in the future, we're going to elect a real loser-or maybe two-.to
the city commission by not turning out to vote and we'll just
have to live with them for two years by our actions of default.
We shudder at the possibilities for bad things happening eve-
iy time one of our public servants is placed into office, on less
than 25% of the active participation of our electors. arid it
could happen! .
WE HOPE YOU BEGIN MAKING plans.,' even today, to set
aside election day in Port St. Joe this year as a day you intend to
become more active in deciding who will govern our city during
this time. of transition. We need some serious decisions to be
made in the next couple of years and the assurance of having a
continuity of level-headed men to make these decisions.


Hunker Down With Kes


by Kesley Colbert


Not My Underwear?


I know the absolutely last
thing you want to hear about today
is my operation. But you see-it's.
my first, and I'm dying to tell.
someone.
My brother, spotted this ,.
cataract in my right eye a couple of
years ago. He' wanted me to do
something' about 'it then. "Naw


Leon, I'm O.K. I can see fine."*
He just smiled.
I don't rightly remember when
I started stumbling over things. Or
when the color on my TV' began to
fade. Or when l couldn't tell the
gray cat from the black dog.
Driving at night was the worst-I
couldn't see the oncoming cars
and sometimes I'd catch myself in
the wrong lane. I saw a picture in
a magazine of what I thought was
an attractive lady, turned out to be
Jane Fonda-
I made the call. 'Hey, we've got
a problem!" ,,
I don't know the exact profes-


slonal title of what Leon does for a
living. But he's been checking my
eyes and keeping my family sup-
plied with free glasses for decades.
To my surprise he didn't say.
."WVhat do you mean. we, paleface?"
And he didn't say. "I told you so
three years ago." and he didn't
bring up that stuff about me being
stubborn and scared of needles
and just generally stupid from
'birth ... ... .
'He scheduled, surgery for rMe
with the best cataract man he
kne.'I 'think in the eye doctor
business it's called "brthging in an
accomplice."
Dr. Roy Ezell was! kind and


nice and patient . and he
promised not to hurt me.
There's a first tLme for ever'-
thing. I strolled Into the hospital
on the appointed day nervous and
hungry-I reckon they deprive you
of all food and drink for days lead-'
ing up to this thing so you'll be too
weak to fight back in case you
come to your senses. and you'll
welcome that 1-VI
I was having second thoughts
about signing all those "not-hold-
anyone-responsible" forms. I had
notified my next of kin. I was wear-
ing no make-up, nail polish, con-
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)


A Full Week of Sunshine


WELL, WHAT DO you know
We had an entire week of sun-
shine last week. After several.
weeks of rain at least every other
day, it was a relief to have so
much sunshine .. so many days
.in a row.
I'll bet the folks suffering
from the flood waters were both
relieved and grateful.
After living with floods and -
threats of floods for at least a
month, having that dreaded ex-
pectation always staring one in
the face, it must have been re-
sponsible for a giant sigh of relief.
The receeding water levels
and the sunny weather are proba-
bly as welcome as well a
spring day!.
The heavy and incessant
rains didn't even cause the usual
problems on Reid Avenue. The
renovation of the street took care
of that. The excess water drained
right off in just a little bit, with no
threat of flooding.



S. Published E'

by The Sta
Second
: Wesley R. Ra
FLORIDA William H. Ri
CONSInUTION Frenchie Ram
Shirley Rams


OUR COUNTY EMS depart-
ment used the high water of 1929
as a bellwether to measure and
compare the floods of 1998. Larry
Wells and company started using
the high water mark of 1994, but
had to shift gears when it became
evident the floods of 1998 would
eclipse those of 1994.

That's a mighty drastic mark
to measure by. When we moved
to Gulf County back in 1940,
there was water everywhere. Even
the property between Long and
Monument Avenues was under
water. All the ditches in town had
water in' them and every culvert
on the highway was brimming


-THE STAR-
USPHS 51880
very Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
ir Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
d Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL
msey ..... Editor & Publisher, President
amsey .............. Vice President
isey . Treasurer, Office Manager
sey . Graphic Design/Bookkeeper


over with 'water, as the swamps -
were in the process of' being-
drained to;do away with the mos-
quito population.
How bad could it have been
in 1929 before all this drainage
work began?
The year 1929 still was used
as a comparison point and must
have been an extremely wet year.

I'M WONDERING IF El Niflo
was in existence even then? What
did they have to blame the weath-
er on? When was El Nifio first no-
ticed? Has it always been
around? Surely, it has been.
Has "high water" always af-


Postmaster:
Send Address Change to:
THE STAR
Post Office Box 308
Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308
Phone (850) 227-1278

SECOND-CLASS POSTAGE
PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457
WEEKLY PUBLISHING


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f'eced Gulf County? The answer
to this question Is, Yes! We just
notice it so much because before
the days of flood insurance, the
few folks who built along the river
put their houses on stilts.
Now, tne periodic floods ate
disasters because more and more
people are building as near as
they can get to the water's edge.
The waterfront communities are
getting as populated as some in-
corporated areas within the
county. This is borne out by the
fact that there were over 600
homes affected by ,this year's
flood. The river and creek beds
are becoming crowded!
Before the state began insist-
ing that housing follow a mini-
mum height in order to prevent
catastrophic damage in order for
a community .to be eligible. for
flood insurance, it was almost im-
possible to sell a piece of property
in a low-lying area, such as a riv-
er or creek bank. Now, it is con-
sidered prime property!


SUBSCRIPTIONS INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
IN COUNTY $15.00 IN COUNTY $10.00 SIX MONTHS
OUT OF COUNTY $20.00 YEAR OUT OF COUNTY $15.00 SIX MONTHS
TO ALL ADVERTISERS -,In case of error or omissions in advertisements
the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than
amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.


at A Difference


I REMEMBER WHEN folks.
around here used to eagerly await
the annual floods and high water.
It meant some excellent back wa-
ter fishing for a couple of days.
I remember, I caught the larg-
est bass I ever did catch, in the
backwater It was in the .,woods
near what is now the paper com-
pany's fresh water pumping sta-
tion just off the Willis Landing
Road.
People would line the back-
water beside that road all the way
to the end of the road and catch
every kind of fish imaginable:
and large ones too, not your
smaller, hand-sized species.
High water was a time to cele-
'brate, back then; not dread, as it
is today.,..

EVEN WITH THE dam sys-
tem on the Chattahoochee-
Apalachicola river system con-
taining and 'controlling' water lev-
els to the extent that they do;
even with the extensive swamp


drainage which has taken place
over the past 70-plus years; we
are still, setting high water
records.
. One would.think we would be
fighting to maintain adequate wa-
ter in this area, what with all the
controls,, drainage and manage-
'mernt which has taken place. In-
stead, we are 'still setting records
for future generations'to shoot at.
Which convinces me that no
matter what we do to destroy .
or; preserve we're going to
have the same water levels we
have always had. We're going to
always have a qeed to conserve
and an assurance that the water
will always return, sooner or later
and, at the same intensity it has
always appeared.
.. The only thing different about
our modern-day floods is that
they impact more people today
than they did in yesteryear.
And, of course, more people
over the state and nation know
about 'them happening and the
problems they cause.


Si St. Joseph Bay
-. Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
April 3 1:26 a.m. L -0.9 3:24 p.m. H 0.7
April'4 2:25 a.m. L -0.9 4:28 p.m. H 0.6
April 5 3:17 a.m. L -0.8 5:37 p.m. H 0.5
April 6 4:01 a.m. L -0.6 6:49 p.m. H 0.4
April 7 4:34 a.m. L -0.5 8:05 p.m. H 0.2
April 8 4:52 a.m. L., -0.4 9:27 p.m. H 0.1
April 9 4:48 a.m. L -0.2 10:36 a.m. H -0.1
3:28 p.m. L -0.2 11:02 p.m. H 0.0


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1998
.... '% /",4 ;'"." ,-tA-


Sheriff Frank McKeithen, left, is shown with Claudius Lanier, County prisoners work at hoeing the freshly tilled ground getting
who has lent his farming experience to the project. it ready to plant under the supervision of James Tankersley.


Sheriff McKeithen discs acreage which will be planted to grow
vegetables to feed county inmates.


Sheriff Initiates Program of Inmates Growing Own Food With Farming Project
Gulf Coun SherifFrank ofland south of Vewaitchka for he ntent of the program is selves is what the program is all ing a tractor, to elp prepare the
Sw Program McKethen announced the begin- planting. to offset some of the expense to about," he added. lad. Claudis Lanier has also
nn of .,new county ,inmate, '. tax-payersof feeding inmates Several donations or fertilizer made his tractor available.
Aimed at eping farming program this week. Sheriff McKeithen said plant- lodged in the Gulf Countyjal'. and seeds from people in the Sheriff McKeithen Offered his
Sheri. .. .,, ,--,,,, arid p- l-, 1 '- thnksr to allM those who have


Local inmates. Sheriffs
Department personnel and head
farmer Claudis Lanier have
cleared approximately four acres


ing of the tarm is underway.
Potatoes were planted Fnday and
an assortment of vegetables will
be planted over the next few
weeks. .....


Using free inmate labor to
plant, work and harvest the veg-
Setables thus helping feed them-


offering the use of the four acres
of land have helpedjump start the
farm project. Planters have used
some county equipment. includ-


helped get the farm started. "Mike
Lister has even offered some addi-
tional property for future expan-
sion of the farm," he added.


Kesley

lFrom Page 2)
tact lenses or jewelry. I carried no
valuables. I did have a black magic
marker to draw a big circle around
my right eye with an arrow point-
ing toward it.
I might be from the country
but I wasn't taking no chances on
some kind of slip-up!
"Take your clothes off."
"I beg your pardon!" Leon did-
n't say anything about-
"Birthday suitl" Obviously this
young nurse had been through
this routine a few more times than
me. "All you men are just alike.
Take atl your clothes off and put
aon t own.' I'm talldi ibi tday
,'stir-honeyl "- rL" :
Listen, I can stunsee a little.
It's not like this surgery is manda-
'.tory. I patiently signed all their
papers; I hurried up and waited
through their Induction cere-
monies on Monday; I gave blood, 1
blew into their machine, I got
EKG'd, I told fifty-seven separate
people that I was not diabetic ....
There's got to be a line some-
wherel
"Ma'am. they ain't working on
that end. It's my right eye!"
"Hospital rules, nothing but
: the govwn ." .
We can put men on the moon.
send pictures over phone lines
instantly to anyplace on earth,
transfer a heart from one person to
another, cook a five course dinner
in three minutes, store eight hun-
Sdred quad-zillion bits of infolbrma-
tion in a chip the size of a pin head
. and this is the best "operat-
ing gown" we can come up with?
Amazing!
"No ma'am, I can do it by
myself, thank you." The ride over
to surgery was'-a-hoot. My mind
drifted back to old episodes of Dr.
Kildare and Ben Casey. The anes-
thesiologist, out of necessity I
:'guess, was a big man. He joked as
he opened up a mammoth canal
| directly into my blood stream. I
Swas thinking. if they don't strap me
down it might not be too late .::...
Dr. Ezelf appeared,' with a
smile. How cDuld he be so calm?
"Kesley, we're going to give you a-
little something to relax you while
we block off your eye."
He nodded to the big guy and I
..was gone.. I don't know if it was
sodium pentothal, ethyl chloride
or bicarbonate of soda-but I did-
n't feel the shot in the eye.
The operating room was not as
cold as I expected. I did notice they
had two clocks on the wall, one
digital and one with the old fash-
iohed sweep second hand. They
were synchronized to the second,
but for once in my life, time didn't
matter. I sure hope this surgeon
ain't got a pl&ne to catch
You know, you think about
many of the beautiful things ....
beautiful places and a
bunch' of beautiful-:people .
you've been privileged to see over a-
lifetime while you're lying under
that big, white light. Right now you
wouldn't trade good eyesight for all
the cars, boats, clothes, money,
trinkets, etc. in the world. .....
I'm not only gonna see things
better when I get off this-table-I'm
going to see them a lot differently!
Dr. Roy and Dr. Leon gave me


influence and driving while his
license was suspended or
revoked.
Mr. Hebert was stopped at the
'.Intersection of Fifth Street and
'Highway 98 in Port St. Joe by
Officer David Cross. He was
arrested and taken to the Gulf
County Jail.
Public Drinking Violation
Also last week. Anthony Allen
Bond, of Port St. Joe. was issued
a notice to appear and charged
with drinking on city right-of-way
by Officer Dennis Martin. This
violation occurred near midnight
on March 27th at Ruby's and
Jake's. located at 113 Martin
:,:.,,iLuther King Boulevard in Port St.
'. 'Joe.


." ". U-


Public Works director for the City of Port St. Joe, Frank
Healy, says his department is being bothered with people
placing used hypodermic needles in their garbage, which has
to be picked up and handled by his crew., "The needles look
like the kind diabetics use and shouldn't be placed uncov-
ered in the garbage," Healy stated. "They are causing the
garbage collectors to work in a hazardous situation."


my sight back! For that, I shall be
eternally grateful.
And don't tell Florence, but I
survived the whole she-bang with-
out taking my underwear off ....

Can't Wait To See You,
Kes

Hardee ,se
-- from Page 1
Blountstown. and Port St." Joe.
Wendv's franchisee. "VenSouth.,
has bought the Tallahassee
restaurants. Burger King fran-
chisee, Ken Johnson. has bought
the Monticello location.
Port 'St. Joe and Blounts-
town closed Wednesday afternoon
for the transition to 'be made.
Further information on a sched-
uled reopening will 'be made when
Information is available.
Most of the 300 plus employ-
ees have been placed with buyers
and other places. The home office
will retain several employees,
according ,to Sanders.-
He 'stated his appreciation
for the loyal employees and loyal
customers; he has had since
opening the first restaurant in
January,1983.


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PSJPD Report

Working to Solve Burglary
On March 20th at approxi-
mately 6:20 p.m.. Officer Glen
Norris received a call in reference
to burglary of a structure in Port
St. Joe.
A person or persons unknown
entered a shed behind 1303 Long
Avenue, and removed .several;-J
items. A Craftsman 16-piece met-
ric tool set, Ryobi 7 1/4 inch cir-
cular saw, Craftsman 1\2 inch
drill, Craftsman 7 1\4 inch circu-
-lar saw, and 3\8 inch drill were
taken in the burglary.
Anyone' having information
about this crime is asked to
please call the .Port St. Joe Police.
Department at 229-8265 or 229-
COPS (2677). ,
Picked up for VOP
Gary A. Rolack of Port St. Joe
Swas arrested on a violation of pro-
bation warrant oh the night of
March 27th by .Officer David
.Cross.
Illegally Driving ,
Russel John Hebert, of
Panama City, was arrested at
near 1:00 a.m. on March 24th, for
the offense of driving under the


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Injury In Canoe Mishap


A nearly tragic boating inci-
dent had a happy ending for two
17 year old youth visiting from
Bay Port, Minnesota last
Wednesday morning. March 25.
The duo had borrowed a
canoe and were paddling in the
Gulf of Mexico, approximately one
mile offshore.
The canoe overturned and
both young men swam the dis-
tance to shore.
Witnesses had notified


,";. authorities of the accident and
S- they were found a short time later
by. searchers from the Flonda
,.Say ou Saw It-n.'lhe Star' Marine Patrol. state park person-


nel and ,Gulf County Sheriffs
Office.
Both accident victims were
fine except for being cold from
exposure.
The canoe was found the fol-
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AARP Meets for Covered Dish Lunch ips For
"Spring
Hears Program on Area's Economic Spring
Picture; Welcomes New Members Vearie
St. Joseph Bay A.A.R.P. chapter president presented her O. w
Chapter #3425 met in the Stiles with a certificate of appreciation Gardening
-. r-_~ lie- CUHU --iiLUIL --_-i--ce.^fB'BR^*^ ^ ^^ H i^ r^l ^ r"


Brown Senior Center on March
11th in a covered dish luncheon.
New members and guests
were welcomed by chapter presi-
dent Ed Knight. The new mem-
bers are Carlos and Marcia White
and Bert Hall. A door prize, was
won by F. J. Jefferson.
Tamara Laine, Executive
Director of the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce, delivered
a program about the economic
development of Gulf County.
She also told members tliat
the new Chamber of Commerce
building should be ready for pub-
lic use sometime in April. It is
being relocated in the old Maddox
house. Also being developed in
the area of the new chamber
headquarters is a park on the
property call "Ship Yard Cove".
Since March was "A.A.R.P.
National Women's Month", the


for her community service.
Tax-Aide is still available
until the 15th of April. For infor-
mation in the Port St. Joe area
contact Ed Knight at 229-6784;
Mexico Beach, Martha Rommes at
648-8418; in Carrabelle, Fred
Bono at 927-2407.
The AARP meeting for April, a
dessert meeting, will be on the 8th
at the senior-center. Members are
asked to bring along a dish. While
the members enjoy their dessert,
they will be entertained by the
Port St. Joe High School Choir,
with Ann Comforter directing. The
program for the meeting will be
delivered by Kesley Colbert,
"Storytime".
Guests are always welcome to
attend the meetings which begin
at 12:30 p.m., ET. For informa-
tion, contact Vesta Conley, mem-
bership chairperson at 648-5853.


AARP president, Ed Knight, greets program, Tamara
Laine, who spoke on area economy.


NWF United Way'
Grant Helps Red,
tCross With Efforts
United Way of Northwest
Florida is providing the Central
Panhandle Chapter of American
Red Cross with an $11,000 spe'
cial grant for disaster relief opera-
tions in Gulf, Calhoun, Holmes,
Jackson, and Washington coun-
ties.,
Based upon the Red Cross'
assessment of damage in these
areas, United Way's grant is des-
ignated as follows-$5,000 for
Gulf County; $3,000 for Calhoun'
County; and $1,000 each for
Holmes, Jackson, and Washing-
ton counties. '
According to UWNWFL presi-
dent. Jerry HL\. "The Red Cross is
doing a great job in helping people
cope with the Ilooding, and our
board was unanimous in approv-
ing this grant. This is just anoth-
er example of how our United
Way's regional system allows us
to make a difference in the lives of.
people in need throughout
Northwest Florida."


Wewa Spring Health
Fair on April 11th
NHC HomeCare of Port St.
Joe and Gulf Coast Electric Co-op
of WVewahitchka are sponsoring a
Spring Health Fair.
The fair will take place at the
Co-op, on Highway 22, in Wewa-
hitchka :on Saturday. April 11,
from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, CT.
The free services offered in-
clude:
*Blood pressure checks.;
*Vision tests.
*Podiatry tests. .
*HIV tests (Orasure Test).
S Pulse OxJimetry tests.
Several other services will be
offered free of charge as well.-


Katie Lacour
Look Who's Four!
:Katie Lacour celebrated her
fourth birthday on March 22 with
a Rug Rats party at Mexico Beach
Park. Helping her celebrate the
special day were her brother,
Drew, her sister, Ashley, and her
friends, Rachel, C.J.; Sammy Jo,
Tyler. Ryan. Lucy, Marty, Kerri,
and Ed.


Retired Educators
Reception Held
at Driftwood Inn
The Gulf County Retired Edu-
cators will honor Gulf County's
1998 retired educators with a re-
ception to be held on April 14, be-
ginning at 5:30 p.m., ET, at the
Driftwood Inn Tea Room on Mexi-
co Beach.
All 1998 retirees and their
spouses are Invited to attend. All
of Gulf County's retired educators
are urged to come and share this
time with the new retirees and re-
new 'old memories and friend-
ships.


By Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County Extension Agent
Nowhere does the gardener
gamble more than when deciding
"when's the best time to plant a
garden?" On the one hand, we
desire to have vegetables planted
by the earliest possible date to
beat that onslaught of summer
pests. Onthe other, we can't plant-
so early as to lose our crop to late
freezes. Between March 1 and
March 15 is considered the target
date-but who could plant then?
Two critical thiings to a suc-
cessful spring garden are good
drainage and plenty of sun. The
latter should be addressed by
locating a garden where it
receives sun by at least 9:00 a.m.'
This ensures -early warm-up of
soil each morning, which is what
alerts vegetables that spring has
arrived. Morning shade delays the
spring garden and makes early
(See GARDEN on Page 5)


Garden Club's Plant,
Bake and Yard Sale
The Port St. Joe Garden Club,
will have its annual plant, bake,
and yard Sale on Saturday, April
4, beginning at 8:00 a.m. The
sale will be held at the Garden
Center on 8th Street. Everyone is
invited to come by, browse, shop,
and enjoy a good cup of coffee..


Richard Lee Burkett
Dana Lynn Saunders

Saunders-Burkett
Are Engaged
Dr. and Mrs. Edward and
Debbie Saunders of Carrabelle
are proud to announce the
engagement arid forthcoming
marriage of their daughter, Dana
Lynn, to Richard 4tee Burkett of
Port St. Joe, the ston of Mr. and,
Mrs. Eugene and Brenda Burkett
of Dothan Alabama, formerly of
Port St. Joe.
Miss Saunders is a 1991
graduate of Carrabelle High
School and is employed with the
Franklin County Sheriffs Office.
Mr. Burkett is a 1992 gradu-
ate of Port St. Joe High School
and a 1992 graduate of Gulf
Coast Criminal Justice Training
Academy and is employed with
the Gulf County Sheriffs Office.
A wedding date for the couple
will be announced at a later time.


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Mr. and Mrs. Paul Groom, of
Wewahitchka, announce the
forthcoming wedding of their
daughter, Jennifer, to Sean Myers
of Toronto. Canada.
Miss Groom is a recent grad-
uate of the University of South
Florida and currency employed as
a Bank Manager at NationsBank
in Tampa. Mr. Myers is a restau-



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The wedding will be Saturday,
April 18, at 5:00 p.m. at the home
of Joyce and Paul Groom on Blake
Drive in Wewahitchka. No local
invitations are being sent, but all
friends and relatives are invited.


Historical Society
The St. Joseph Historical
Society will meet on Saturday,
April 4th beginning at 3:00 p.m.
at the Gulf County Library. All
members are urged to attend.


Note of Thanks
Mrs. Louise Schewelkert, of
Mexico Beach, would like to
thank her family, friends, and
neighbors for their acts of kind-
ness and love during her illness.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1998 PAGE 5A


Choose a Professional Arborist to Trim Trees


Mac's Nursery Visits

With Garden Clubbers
'Bertie and Mac, owners of ing is scheduled for Thursday,
SMac's Nursery in Wewahitchka April 9th at 2:00 p.m. at the
(shown in the adjacent photo), Garden Center, located on Eighth
presented an interesting program Streetin Port St. Joe.
to those attending the March 12th Nancy Brockman, master gar-
meeting of the Port St. Joe dener, will be speaking to mem-
Garden Club. bers on the "Master Gardening"
.The program -informed mem- program, with hintson just a few
bers .about plants that attract of her favorite subjects-garden-
butterflies to yards and-gardens. ing, plants, trees and more.
A display of some of these plants Everyone is cordially invited
is shown in the photo. to attend and join members for an
The April Garden Club meet- enjoyable afternoon.


64 Garden
from Page 4,
harvest difficult.
HEARING AID CENTER To address better drainage,,
the ideal practice is to hill up the
618 W. 23rd Street rows. This does several things
That are helpful to vegetables in
Publix Plaza all but the driest of our soils. By
,,Panama City, FL chilling, one raises the root crown
"- of the vegetable that much higher
'769-5348 above the natural water table,
reducing "drowning" during heavy
FREE HEARING rains. Additional elevation also
leads to healthier roots, as roots
TEST stretch to grow nearer to the
water table than deeper water
Top Quality, Name vegetables.
,a d iT ', n --i Finally. by having-a more pro-'
Brand Hearing Aildg lific. deeper rooted plant. you
have one that shows more resis-
Satisfaction Guaranteed tance to drought. tolerance to
Monthly Service Center nematodes, and certainly is more
otl o P)able to store nutrients being pro-
Motel St. Joe (PSI) duced by foliage, which in turn
1st Thursday each month leads to a better root crop. leaf
__ crop, or berry crop (depending on







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WE'VE GOT IT!
Great for vegetable and flower gardens.
Spread a four inch thickness evenly over planting,
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Water in plantings. 41c 4,2


Trees play important roles in
Florida's cities and urban areas
by creating shade, providing
wildlife habitat and adding natur-
al beauty to the landscape.
Hurricanes, tropical storms,. .,
and common thunderstorms can
uproot or break apart trees that
have been neglected or improper-
ly pruned. Proper maintenance,
plays a vital role in protecting
Florida's "urban forest" by
improving the trees' health,
reducing the homeowner's liabili-
ty, and enhancing the value and
overall aesthetics of the property.
Correctly pruning a; tree is a
,complex process requiring train-
ing and experience. Many home-
'owners are able to correctly trim
low-hanging branches or palm
fronds with hand tools. Most
pruning, however, should be done
by a professional arborist.
Planting, pruning, and some-
times removing trees are common
services provided by arborists.
They may also appraise trees that
haVe died or been damaged. There
are several things to consider
when selecting a professional.
arborist. The arborist selected for
tree pruning should:
Be able to show an occupa-
tional license and operate a bona
fide business in the community.
Be fully insured for proper-
ty damage, personal liability and
workers' compensation, and have
documents to prove it.
Have modern, well-main-
tained tools and safety equip-
ment.
Belong to professional asso-
ciations, such as the internation-
al Society of Arboriculture. the
National Arborist Association, the
Florida Arborist Association, or
the American Association of
Consulting Arborists.
Properly pruned trees can
better withstand the high windso6f
hurricanes and other severe
storms but watch out for "fly-
by-night" operators going door-to-
door offering to "hurricane proor
,your trees by "topping" them.
Professional arborists don't "top"
trees, use pruning paint, make
"flush cuts" or use climbing
spikes on live trees.
Foresters with the Florida
Department of Agriculture and


.what part of that vegetablee, you
-consumhe),: -
After the first of March,
depending on how much risk you
want to take, you can begin plant-
ing things like beans, ;can-
taloupes, corn, cucumbers, pep-
per, squash. tomatoes,, and water-
melon.
Wait (to plant such warm
weather vegetables such as okra
and eggplant until around April
1st.
To get vegetables off to a good
start, broadcast over the entire
area, one to two weeks before
plan ting. two to four pounds of a
13-13-13 per 100 square feet.
,.At the time of planting, apply A
more by handing two to three r
inches out from the transplants
or seed row in a slight farrow one
to two inches deep, and then
cover it over afterward, the 10-10-
10 at 2 and 1/2 or 13-13-13 at 1
and 1/4 pounds per 1p0' feet of
row. During-the growing season,
sidedress two to three times, usu-
ally every three, to four weeks, at
half the rate we listed for the
banding operation.


Consumer Services, Division of
Forestry, recommend these tips,
when considering an arborist's
services:
Arborists are commonly
listed in the yellow pages under
"trees," "tree service," or "tree. care
service."
Get free estimates from
more than one arborist, Don't
base your decision solely on price.


Ask for references, including local
addresses where their work can
be seen.
No work should be done
without a contract. Be sure It
explains exactly what work will be
done and includes the total dollar
amount and completion date.
Payment should always be
made upon completion of the job
- never in advance.


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Removal of a living tree
should be a last resort.
Arborists understand the
relationship between pruning and
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usually don't undergo a drastic
change in appearance yet they
are safer, healthier and more
beautiful additions to the land-
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gAus Se rvices, Inc.

provided once-a-week solid waste removal to
)!the residential units in the unincorporated areas
of Gulf County for the fiscal year ending
September 30, 1997 at the cost of


$9.10 per month


for Residential Customers
Any additional arrangements, i.e., more frequent pick-up, the
providing of wheeled cars, etc., were arranged between
the customer and Argus directly.
,Commercial rates varied based upon container size and quan-
tity, and frequency of pick-up.
1tc, April 2, 1998


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Eva Hood, Lacey Lowery, Cloggers of Pana
and the Mime Team of the First Baptist Cl
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PAGE 6A THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. APRIL 2. 1998


The Guli County Senior Citizens Association has many activities and programs for its sne
Shown above is local pharmacist Rex Buzzett [Buzzett's Drug Store] conducting a "brown
medication review for a group of clients who signed up for the. service on Wednesday,,March
The, service is intended to advocate the importance of drug safety, keeping out-of-date .
thrown out and keeping up with prescriptions.


Panhandle Piecemaker
Quilt Club Will Meet
This month the Panhandle
Piecemaker Quilt Club will meet
on the third Thursday of the
month, on April 16th, rather than
the usual second Thursday.
because of the Maundy Thursday
services.


Guests are cordially invited to
the program and business meet-,
. tng on the 16th. beginning at 7:00
p.m. at St. James Episcopal
Church, located at 800 22nd
Street in Port St. Joe. ,,
This month's program will be
titled. "Old Fashioned Applique.
Prinmiive Applique and Big Stitch
Quilting". Bring your basic sewing'
kit of needles, thimble, scissors,
etc. 'Other practice materials. will,


be furnished. Light refresher
will be served.

It's not too late to join
participate in the fun of mak
"mystery quilt",. Each m
instructions for that month
given for another step. The r
tery is you won't know what
quilt will look like unUtl it is
ished. See you there!


and
mg a-
onth
are
m.vs-
t thez,
fin-""


Last year. alone, 60 Gulf
County students were awarded
820.752 through this program
and an additional eight students
received approximately 21,boo00
more dollars through a gappingg"
fund set up by duPont.


Can Be a Part of the


You Too

Gulf Co.
In 1987, Gulf County and tJ
Jessie Ball duPont Foundatic
began an educational partner
ship. The goal of this alliance is
help Gulf County public schc
graduates pursue further educ
tion. Students earn point
throughout high school and co
vert them to scholarship dollar
upon graduation.
Since the beginning of t]
program, the percentage of st
dents pursuing a post-seconda
education has increased drama
N cally. This success has resulted
Gulf County serving as a mod
for' numerous community:
throughout the nation.,
This program. was award
the dtuPont Foundation's "Maki]
A Difference" award last fall ar
was featured in November at tl
Foundation for Excellent Schoc
National Conference in Rho(
Island.
In 1993, Gulf County began
raising money to establish:.
endowment fund "in order
2t 7 assure the continuation of th
scholarship program. Only inte
est, earned on the endowment
used for scholarships.
aio Although this endowment
bagw currently approximate
25th. $270,000, the: interest on th
drugi.- amount falls short 'of the annu
amounts awarded students in tt
past. As the end of the duPoi
nents Foundation's participation dra,
near, more dollars are needed
continue awarding students
the current rate.


Program!
a Gulf County public high school,
for ,years to come, has an oppor-
tunity to pursue further educa-
tion.
It is asked that anyone want-
ing to make such an investment
in the education of the youth of
Gulf County, send your tax
deductible donation to: The Gulf'
County Scholarship Trust, P. 0.
Box 1094, Port St. Joe, Florida
32457. ,


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Egg substitute equivalent to 1
egg, or 1 egg
1 tablespoon acceptable'
vegetable oil
1 tablespoon corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 9X5x3-inch loaf pan with vegetable
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.baking soda, and salt. Stir in zucchini,. raisins, and nuts. Set aside. ,
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ingredients to flour mixture and stir until just moistened.
'Pour into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour, or until a cake tester
inserted into the center of the loaf'comes out clean. Let cool in pan for
10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
To store, wrap loaf in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 7 days.
Serves 16, 1 slice per serving.
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MEDITATIONS OF A


By LOWELL F. ADAMS

Jesus Gives Us
A New
Commandment
JOHN 13:34

NEW COMMANDMENT I give unto you, That you
love one another, as I have loved you, that you also love one
another." John 13:34.
"On these two commandments hang all the law and the
prophets." Matthew 22:40"
As Christians, you and I live under a different covenant
than did the people of the Old Testament, as explained in,
* Colossians, Chapter 2. Verse 14 tells us that the ordinances or
law, was taken away, being nailed to the cross of Christ. When,
Jesus was crucified and arose from the dead, He established a
;New Covenant between believers and the Heavenly Father.
. Now we are saved by the Grace of God, through Faith in Jesus,.
rather than by obeying ordinances and laws.
Does this mean we are not expected to live "right"?
Not at all, but this is where Love comes in. When we are
born again through exercising our faith in Jesus as our Savior,
we become a new creation. The love of God becomes a reality,
:and we fir4d ourselves wanting to reveal to others that same
love.. Roman 13:10 says "Love worketh no ill to his neighbor:.
therefore love is the fulfilling of the law."
If every person on earth would let real love motivate their
every association with others, we would be living in heaven on
earth. It is sad that we have impaired the word love. by referring
to sexual activity as "making love". That is not love.
Gift giving is good only if given in love. Sympathetic
benevolence is good, only if extended inlove. Love suffers long
and is always kind. Love does not boast or brag. Love does not
behave in hurtful or embarrassing ways. Love does not engage in
iniquity, but always embraces Truth. Love bears up under all
difficulties and never fails. When we love others, we always
desire the very best for them.
cl God is Love. His Love gave us His Son. Jesus. In rnm,
Jesus loved us. and gave himself as a ransom for all our sins.
In other words, Love is the fulfilling of every law of God.
the Heavenly Father. When we accept Jesus, we are born to love
God and each other. fulfilling our Savior's only commandment.
May we look to Jesus, and learn to love others.


First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe ,
Church Office 227-1493 Gus Carpenter, Pastor
A S' 4 ay49'Qt.. -. E .-..1 7.... rim .; ,
Sunday M frning W\oship .. . ... I :OOa.m -
Sunday Evening Service . . . 6:30 p.m
V wednesday . . . .... 7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us



.~ BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
j A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP- t11:00 AM ET* EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
Sunday School 9:45 am Discipleship Trurnung 5 00 pin Sun. Evening
Wed. Night at 7:00 pm. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Snudy & l',ayer Meeting
1O taste and sec that the Lord is qood: ble-sed is the wman that trusrirb in Himn. ,
Please accept this invitation to join us in n'orship. God bless. von!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647- 5026 -




CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Bible Study: Wc
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 32-157
'Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


>rship:
;unday
ursery


Public Lenten Services Will Be Observed


The First United Methodist
Church will observe Holy Week
with Lenten Services, Monday
through Friday, during the week
of April 6 to 10, beginning at
12:00 noon.
Each day, the message will be


presented by a different minister
in the sanctuary of the church.
Those scheduled to speak are as
follows: Monday-Rev. Reed Cam-
eron from First -Presbyterian;
Tuesday-Rev. David Fernandez
from Oak Grove Assembly of God;
Wednesday-Rev. Oliver Taylor


from First United Methodist
Church; Thursday-Rev. Curtis
Clark from Long Avenue Baptist
Church; and Friday-Rev. Jerry
Huft from St. James Episcopal.
After the message each day, a
soup and sandwich luncheon will
be served in the fellowship hall.
All members of the community
are welcome to join the members
of First United Methodist at any
time during the service and
luncheon. Please plan to observe


Holy Week and share good fellow-
ship with good friends.
Tenebrae Service
A Good Friday Tenebrae Ser-
vice, "The Dimming of the Lights"
will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the
sanctuary. An Easter Sunrise
Service will be at 7:00 a.m.. in
Frank Pate Park.
The Chancel Choir will
present an Easter cantata, "Were
You There" at the 11:00 a.m.
morning worship service.


, The Praise Choir of Long
Avenue Baptist Church will pre-
sent the musical Tenebrae this
Sunday, April 5th at 7 p.m. The
staff and church family invite the
public to join them for this time of
worship. .


.Gospel Jubilee
On April 4. a Country Gospel
Jubilee will take place at the
Christian Fellowship Church. lo-
cated on the comer of 15th Street
and Highway 386, at Mexico
Beach. The festivities will begin at
12:00 p.m.,ET, and refreshments
will be provided. Everyone is in-
vited to come out and bring their
instruments and play or just
come out and listen to the good
music and enjoy the fellowship.
For more Information, please call.
647-8936 or 639-5262.


801 20th St. Port St. Joe


229-6707


Sunday School.........................9:30 a.m.
I Morning Service...................10:30 a.m.
Evening Service............... :.6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting.:,7:00 p.m.
Bill Taylor, Pastor Roger Louks, Asst. Pastor
Homeof FAITH CHRISTIAN, SCHOOL



Constitution at' dMontuimnt
tatchdieSlMPI ort St.
THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School .........9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship ....11:00 a.m. Fellowship ..............6:00 p.m.
M Evening Worship ..........7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Jesse Evans Wednesday ...........7:30 p.m.
PASTOR Choir Director, Robert E. Downs, Jr.


.The morning of Jesus Christ s
resurrection is a glorious and
wonderful thing to think upon;
and it carries more weight as we
grow older ... and wiser. But the
days preceding, though not as
pleasant in our minds, need to be
remembered so we can put
Easter morning in the right per-
spective.

The service of TENEBRAE
(latin meaning, "the darkening")
leads worshippers to better feel
and understand what went on
during those days that preceded
Christ's resurrection.
This quiet service of word,
song, and candlelight acknowl-
edges, once again, the love that
Jesus has for you and me... and
what He would subject Himself to
.or our benefit.


Oliver F. Taylor
Visitation Minister, First
United Methodist Church


On Sunday, LABC

Praise Choir Will

Present Musical


In Mark 11:9 we find,,
"Hosanna! Blessed be he
who comes in the name of
the Lord!"
We celebrate the Su nday
before Easter as Palm
Sunday when the people
threw palm branches on the
road as Jesus entered
Jerusalem. This signified
thei. honor the people
bestowed upon Jesus.


... The Hebrews had been
looking for centuries for the corning of their saviour.
Jesus; :as,.-the' son. of: ( e., for ,thethhe: ..whole
world'. -EThis .is'-thestadt 1 ahs,-been cadled,';.Hly.
Week". People use this' ,tie- to prepare themselves.
for Easter.
We rededicate ourselves to the "Risen Saviour".
We sing, "He lives within my heart" to emphasize our
relationship with Christ. On Palm Sunday, we cele-
brate by proclaiming, Blessed is he who comes in the
name of the Lord.


The

Passion


Play
The pas-.
tor and con- '
gregation of
Glad Tidings .
Assembly of .r '
God in Wewahitchka cordially
invite everyone in the area to
;attend an upcoming presentation
;of "The Passion Play".
The moving drama can be,
experienced at their church
home, located at 138 East Orange
Street in Wewahitchka on
Saturday, April 11th at 7:00 p.m.
(CT) and Sunday, April 12th at
10:30 a.m. (CT).


New Schedule

at Faith Bible
Plans for Anniversary
Beginning Sunday. April 5th.
Faith Bible Church will be start-
Sing its morning services 30 min-
utes earlier. Sunday school will
begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by the
morning worship service at 10:30
a.m.
The Sunday evening and
Wednesday evening services will
remain at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00
,opm., respectively. Faith Bible is
o experimenting with the new times
for the month of April to deter-
.,.-)'nine :the feasibility of the
changes. ;
SAlso on Sunday, April 26th,
Faith Bible Church will be cele-
brating its 39th year of ministry.
After the morning service, there
will be a church dinner and spe-
clal program. For this and all ser-
"vices and programs, the public is
cordially invited to attend.


THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00 o.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!
Everyone welcome

Long Avenue
BAPTIST CHURCH L-,
1601 Long Avenue Port SL Joe 229-8691
Worship, Sundays at 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. & 5 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer & Bible Stuidy at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
SCurtis clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth


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


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



jFirst United Methodist Church.
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Worship Services.. ............ ..... 9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ................................... 10:15 a.m. CT
Contemporary Praise & Worship Service
.....................................1 1:00 a .m C T

SHARING THE GOSPEL
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424 Office Phone: 648-8820


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Upstairs First Union Bank Building
Sunday Worship 10 A.M and 5 P.M.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583 Church: 227-1180
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\\ II//. The friendly place to worship!
3First Baptist Church
lMexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
WIorsiunp Sunda\ at 10.00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m
Bible Study Sundays at i.00) a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Adult Prayer & Bible Study, TeamKids (grades 1-61 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 u48-5776


Comte 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 r 12/11



aIAN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
-11W ^ CHURCH
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756

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



r > Cirst'Baptist Cfurc
S 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST.JOE
L Dennis Piedger. Buddy Caswell
Interim Pastor Minister of Musi' YoT'th
SrSunday School ... ..... ........ .. 9:45 am
I I Worship Service .... .. 11:00 am
Disciple Training . . .. ... ..... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship .... .... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .............. 7:00 pm
y "THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" )


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Trey Humphrey poses while getting his face painted while
Christopher Cochran anxiously waits his turn.

Pre-K Health Fair Successful

With Over 350 in Attendance


Gulf County Collaborative
Pre-K-Health Fair was a big suc-
cess! On Thursday, March 26, the
Gulf County Pre-K Program creat-
*ed a 'Preschool Health Fair". The
Centennial Building in Port St.
Joe was the setting for this great
turnout.
'z_*: Over 350 ,children, parents,
teachers and interested commu-
nity members stopped by between
the hours of 10:00 and 12:00 to
be given valuable information on
Parenting of preschoolers.
: Over 20 different agencies,
were represented to give out their
information to the children and
their parents on helps and tips
available in our community and
surrounding area.


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A special thanks to the follow-
ing agencies for their' help to
make this health fair a big suc-
cess-K.I.D.S., Headstart, Sheriff
Frank McKeithen and the Gulf
County Sheriffs Department,
Gulf County Public Health Unit,
Division of Forestry Smokey and
Clowns. Even Start, Health
Services teams. City of Port :St.
Joe; Police Department. WIC.
EFNEP, Department of Children &
Families, Newberry Eye Clinic,
Gulf County'Ambulance Service,
Gulf County Health Services
Team, Faith Chnstian School,
Gulf County Guidance Clinic,
Inc., PAEC, St. Joe Beach Fire
Department and Piggly Wiggly.
If you are not on this list but
would like to be for the next
health fair, please contact Pam
Lawrence, heath fair coordinator,
at 227-2559. Don't miss out on
this opportunity to get out your
message at the next.annual event.
In the photo at right,
Amelia Warriner shows the
clowns how to wash babies
with bubbles..


Free Medicare and
Health Insurance
Counseling & Info
SHINE (Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders) is a
statewide program offering free
medicare-related health insur-
ance counseling to elders and
their caregivers. SHINE is federal-
ly-funded and is provided by the
Florida Department of Elder
Affairs.
Specially-trained volunteers
can assist you with your'
medicare, medicaid and health
insurance questions by providing
information, comparing policies
and helping with claims and
appeals.
If you are a medicare benefi-
ciary, or acting on behalf of a ben-
eficiary, and need more informa-
tion or assistance related to
medicare or medicaid, the SHINE
program can help! -
Trained counselors are avail-
able at the Gulf County Senior
Citizens Center in Port St. Joe on
Tuesday. However, due to the
possible confidential nature of
your questions and claims,
appointments are required. Please
call the center at 229-8466 to
schedule an appointment.


Six LABC Youth
Attend IMPACT
Six youth from Long Avenue
Baptist Church recently attended
IMPACT, a state-wide missions
conference at Florida Baptist The-
ological Seminary. During the
weekend, the youth attended con-
ferences about ways to minister
in their communities, issues
youth face and missions work
around the world.
They were also involved in
the final activity of CrossWalk, a
year-long, state-wide event Involv-
ing more than 3,000 youth and
10,000 Floridians.
Acteens and Challengers are
youth missions organizations
which meet each Wednesday at
7:00 p.m., ET. All youth in grades
7th through 12th are invited to
attend. Missions organizations for
children in grades 1st through
6th also meet at this time. For
more information, please contact
the church office at 229-8691.


Investors to Meet
The National Association of
Investors Corporation, Big Bend
Council. a not-for-profit. volun-
teer organization is pleased to
announce that an "Investors Fair"
ti -M.


Youth from Long Avenue Baptist Church recently attended a
missions conference at Florida Baptist Theological College. They
are pictured with the Florida Acteens Cross Walk ctoss. Standing
from left, are Natasha Powell, Kimberly Lynn, R chel McCroan
and Ashley Adams. Kneeling are Amy Canington and Johnathan
Adams. In front is Florida Acteen Associate Director Shardn
Thompson.


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School-To-Work Gets

Renewed F eral Fundir
The Region 3 School-To-Work., will take place on Saturday. A
(STW) Consortium which includes 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at
Bay, Franklin and Gulf Countles5 Tallahassee-Leon County Ci
has recently been awarded, Center. located at 505
$437,874.00 In federal grant Pensacola Street.
funds for the second year of STV. All interested persons
implementation welcome to attend. Cost is
The five year STW project was per person, with breakfast, lu]
initiated by the School-To-Work and door prizes included. Ple
Opportunities Act of 1994 and Is contact Stephanie Kirbv at (
part of the new system of work- con-acS Stph rne irao i
force education. STw is a cooper- 1 triton
alive effort between education, la- mation.
bor, business, government, and
communities that is designed to
broaden the educational, career 4-4w. *.
and economic opportunities for ',
all youths. ;
The goal of STV is to ensure ..
that all students leave high
school prepared to enter employ-
ment and/or post secondary edu.-
cation. '4 -
Funds will be used locally to
continue efforts towards building
a STW system for students in all
grade levels. The system includes
strategies such as individualized A
career counseling, career labs, *
hands-on learning, combined a6'
ademic and vocational project
career pathways, job shadowing,
internships, and various activitiA
that link the classroom with th- *i P
world of wofik.
For more information, call
Tanya Wester at 850-747-5828.

HELP WANTED:
Accepting resumes tor dental
assisting position. Experience
preferred, but not required. '
Submit resumes to:
JamesA. Padgett, DDS A%
218 Ave. E
Apalachicola, FL 32320
No phone calls.


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1995 Ford Ranger Truck XLT
5-speed, air; sliding rear window, cassette, "
bed liner; 25,000 miles
1994 Jeep Wrangler
Hard top, soft top, 6 cyl., air; 5-speed.
44,000 miles
1996 Mercury Marquis LS
22,000 miles, factory program, remainder of
warranty.

Call Beck y at 229-6961

for further details!


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1998 PAGE 9A


VFW Has Busy Month of Serve SharkExhibitOpens


On March 16th, ... .
17th, 18th and 19th,
'V.F.W. Post #10069
and Ladies Auxiliary
cooked and sent food .
out to the 60 people 0
who were then staying
at Howard Creek due
to the flooding.
The food they pro-
vided included barbe-
cued chicken and
beans, donated by
Corky and Margaret
Barker; spaghetti with.
meatballs, 15 loaves of
bread and hot dogs,
donated by Patsy
Steinbrldge of Mexico
Beachi' Video; chili, ,From left, are Rita Gardner of Howard
crackers, sack lunch- Creek Cafe, Bob Pugh, Howard Voss, and
es consisting of ham, Sonny Camp.
turkey and .cheese
sandwiches, apples and cheese crackers, chickerindinners, and macaroni
and cheese dinners donated by Dave and Myong Kelly. Coffee, paper
goods, utensils, and all the other donated items which were contributed
were delivered as well.
On Wednesday,
March 25, Dick Seefeldt.
the Sr. Vice Commander,
Angel Murnan. a member
of the Ladies Auxiliary.,
and George Kilbourn. post
member, tilled uo and
added compost to the res-
idents garden at Bay St.
Joseph Care Center. By
the time they finished the
,..garden was ready for
planting. The residents
who are able very much
N.-- enjoy planting and taking
'care of the garden, and
S then eating all the fresh
vegetables that they have
:R grown.


Recently, the post
gave away two generous
gift certificates redeem-
able at local businesses.
Sr. Vice Commander Dick
Seefeldt (left) presented
the lucky winners with
their certificates.
Jane Smith (center)
was the winner of the
S150 gas gift certificate.
which was also good for a .
free oil change and grease E
job provided by the Gay
and Levins Chevron station. Joan Phillips (right) was the winner of $150.
gift certificate from David Rich s I.G.A. in Port St. Joe. The funding for
both of these certificates was provided by Wallace Tillery, a VFW Post
# 10069 member, to whom many, many thanks go.


Farm Credit to Issue

' Interest Refunds
In "April. member-borrowers
Lof Farm Credit of Northwest
Florida will receive patronage
S(interest) refund checks for over
81.1 million.
The patronage refund for bor-
rowers of Farm Credit of
Northwest Florida will total more
than $3.7 million. Borrowers will
receive, on average, a rebate of 25
'percent of the interest Farm
Credit earned on their loans in
1997.


"Distributing profits to our
borrowers, reduces their effective
cost of borrowing." President
James Alberts stated. "and
demonstrates the distinct linan-
cial benefits in doing business on
a. cooperative basis."
Farm Credit of Northwest
Florida, a 'borrower-owned coop-
erative. extends credit for rural
land acquisitions. country home
loans, and the credit needs of
agriculture and related enterpris-
es.
Farm Credit of Northwest
Florida has branch offices located
through the Florida! Panhandle.


Fascinating 'and awe inspir-
ing, sharks have been the subject
of great popularity and great mis-
understanding for centuries. The
Junior Museum of Bay County
will present a comprehensive
exhibit on sharks opening March
7 and running through May 30.
Realistic life-size models,
including a mako, hammerhead,
black tip, bonnethead, smooth
dogfish, and a nurse shark, will
provide close-up views of the most
feared creatures of the sea.
For more information on this
exhibit or to book a school group
tour, please call the museum at
769-6128. Admission for this
exhibit is $3.00 for adults and
$2.00 for children.
The membership rate is $2.50
for adults and $1.50 for children.
Children under two years of age
are free..


The Thing No Man Can Tame
The tongue is a powerful little mem-
ber, of which no man can tame.
We praise God with one breath, and
talk about man, till it's a shame.
The time we spend running people
down, is really and truly a sin.
If we would think, before we speak, we
might even gain a friend.
If a man seems to be religious, and
doesn't bridle his tongue, this
man's religion is vain.
If you seem to have a problem with
this, just read the first chapter of
James.
It tells us to be swift to hear, and also
slow to speak.
We all should try this out sometime, if
only for a week.
It also tells us to be doers of the Word,
and not just hearers only.
To show our faith by our works, by
helping the needy, and lonely.
Our life is but a vapor, it's here for a
while,' then gone.
Please watch what you say each day
my friend, because words live on
and on.
Billy Johnson


Cindy's Darlin Dolls recently presented their annual recital.
The following girls received a trophy at the conclusion of the
recital-[from I to r, front row] Melanie Powell, Angela
Canington, Amanda Piccola, Megan Gannon and Michelle
Hendricks; Isecond row] Becky Belin (cheerleading instructor)
Krystal Keigans, Anellse Cimino, Kali Costin, Sarah Hiscock,
Carolyn Marley and Erica Ailes (ballet instructor); [third row]
Canda Borden, Amelia Brockman, Julia Wigsten, Charissa
Powell, Meghan Williams and Olivia Oakes; and [fourth rowl
Andrea Gaylor, Candy Aaron. Stephanie Strayer, Kati Calvarese
and Taylor Green.


A Helping Hand
In the photo above, United Way of Northwest Florida presi-
dent Jerry Hix presents American Red Cross, Central Panhandle
Chapter president Ray Dubuque and executive director Ken
Jarman with a special disaster relief grant.







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Dear Counselor:, ....
My girlfriend goes out and
parties too much! In fact, that is
how we met one year ago. I used
to really be into going out every'
night. But now, I've really come to
have some strong feelings for my
girlfriend (in fact, we're engaged).
SMy:, girlfriend has a young
child from another marriage, and
* it seems like she wants me to take
all the responsibility for this child,
take care of the house. work. and
accept her lifestyle. We have had
several major fights about this,
but never get it straight. How can
we work this out?
Puzzled in Wewa
Dear Puzzled;
First, a relationship that is
going to go anywhere takes the
commitment of two people willing
to be responsible. Second, any-
time one partner changes from
what was once a.mutually accept-
ed lifestyle for both partners, good'
or bad,-there will be some stress
on. the relationship.
It sounds like you'havemade
some positive changes in your life,
and are willing to commit to both
her and her young child. However,
if your fiance is not willing to
make some -easonable' lifestyle
changes the outlook for your con-
tinued happy relationship is not
good.
A look at both of your expec-
tations would be good. Both part-
ners bring different expectations
into a relationship of their own'
behavior and that of their partner.
What are your expectations of
being engaged to your partner?
When you talk to your fiance do
you make ultimatums, or do you
try to negotiate behavior that both


of you can live with? Since your
fiance obviously enjoys the party
lifestyle, it is doubtful that you
can reasonably expect her to com-
pletely stop.
Assuming you both could
agree on the "ground rules" in
advance. it might be reasonable to
ask her to pick two nights a week
that are "girls' night out" when
she can go out and have. fun. In
return, -she can allow 'you two
nights to do whatever yoif find
enjoyable. In doing this, you allow
for .mutual freedom, without
expecting too much change.
It may be helpful to go to cou-
ples counseling. A counselor can
be an objective third party who
can see both sides and make
helpful suggestions that might
improve the quality of your rela-
tionship.
If counseling services .are
desired, please feel free to call us
at Gulf County Guidance Clinic in
Port St. Joe at 227-1145, and
counselors can be reached
around the clock on an emergency
basis. Thank you for writing, and
please let us know if we can be of
further service.
Sincerely,
Jeanette Palmer, M.S.'
Juvenile Justice
Outreach Counselor

Please address your questions
and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to
227-1145.









PAGE 10A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1998


Games In Full Swing
Boys and girls baseball and softball are in full swing at the city's ball complex located on Tenth
Street. A full slate of games is scheduled for youth of all ages every week day. In the photos above, left,
Daphne Crosby (10) is being greeted by her team mates after lacing a three-run homer during Friday-
night's action. At right pitcher Jessica Sherrill throws a strike to Sherry Foster. -Star photos


Try WMJ


Gobbler
The spring gobbler season
opened Saturday, March 21st in
North Florida, and for those with-1
out private ,property to hunt,
there are plenty of opportunities
on Type I or II. wildlife manage-
ment areas. (WMA).
Type I WMAs open selected
days- or -'every *.,day include
Blackwater, .Escambia River,
Moore's Pasture : Unit, --Point
Washington, Robert: Brent,
Apalachicola, Aucilla, Joe Budd.
Ochlockonee River and Talqulnt.
State-owrined Apalachicola
River-Wildlife and Environmental
Area is open to hunting every day.
Additionally, Bradwell Unit,
Champion International and
Econfina Creek WMAs are open to
hunting by those who applied ear-
lier in the year for a limited num-
ber of quota permits. .
- Type II WMAs open .to hunt-
ing during the spring. season
include the open portions of Eglin
Air Force Base and Northwest
Florida Water Management
District (NWFXWMD) lands on the
Escambia. Yellow. Choctaw-


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Season'"r
hatchee, Chipola and Apalachi-'
cola rivers. .
"Several.' of thesee 'areas get'
considerable hunting pressure
but sor'ie nice gobblers are taken'
on every one of them every year,"
said',Stan' Kirkland, piiblic iifor-
mation coordinator for the Florida
Game anid 'Fresh Water Fish
Commission. "The key to finding
gobbling birds may be as simple
as -getting back to the harder-to-
reach areas.:, '
"Some of the rivers are:'still
flooded but another- option may
be to hunt some of the higher
NWFWMD Type II river corridors
by boat. i -
Thf MIrch 21 opening day
was blustery and cold but
SKirkland said hunters reported
gobbling activity across the pan-
handle and a number of 'birds
were bagged.
Spring turkey season will run
until April 26th. Hunting is legal
each day from 30 minutes before
sunrise until 1 p.m. Hunters are
limited to two gobblers' in the
spring and two in the fall seasons.


Small Business
Tax Workshop
Gulf Coast Community
College's -Small Business,
Development Center and the,
Internal Revenue Service will co-
sponsor a, series -of workshops
entitled, "Small Business Tax.
Workshops." ..
The courses will be presented,
by representatives of the IRS andm
the Florida -"Department' of
Revenue. The class will be held on
April- 21, 22, and 23,from 6:30 to,-
8:30 p.m. at Gulf Coast
Community College's Lifelong
Learning Center in Room 242.
April 21st's class will cover
sales tax, state unemployment.
tax, intangible tax. corporate
income, tax,. and information
sources for all businesses. ,
April 22nd's class will cover
payroll taxes and information
returns. .. .. ,-
SApril"23rd's class will cover,,
accounting methods, record keep-.
ing and substantiation, and
record retention., ,, ....
v .The courses are free of
charge. Reservations may be
made by contacting 'the Small
Business Development Center,
located, at 2500 Minnesota
Avenue in Lynn Haven, or by call-
ing (850) 271-1108. ,


U.P.LU. In Membership Drive


U.P.I.LI. Local #379. repre-
sents the men and women who.
work in the different departments
at Florida Coast Paper Company,
ILL.C. These employees produce
some of the finest paper products
to be found in the industry. ,
Local #379 has /started, a.
"ftembership drive at the plant to
encourage all the. employees to
participate in the union. As part
,of membership drive, the execu-,


.tive board recently voted to recog-
nize the departments in the mill
that have,100% membership.
The local purchased coffee
mugs with the "Union Yes" logo
emblazed upon them. The
digester/washing/screening
department has achieved this goal
and will be receiving these coffee
mugs soon.
The board is proud of its. co-
workers, especially those that


belong to the union and help
improve the lifestyles of all the
employees of the mill.
In the photograph above,
,Local #379 President John Reeves
is shown giving mugs to "Duke"
Jones, Chief Shop Steward, Pulp
Mill and Jim Hall. Local #379
Recording/Financial Secretary.
their union, as well as their
,department.


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Nichols Named
Player of Week
The University of Alabama-
Huntsville's first baseman Kyle
Nichols was recently named the
Gulf South Conference East
Division Player of the Week.
During the week prior to the,
announcement, Nichols, a 6'2",'
215-pound sophomore from
Southport,. had just led the:
Chargers to a 3-0 record, hitting
.727 (8 for 11) with two home
runs,, 10 RBI, five' runs and two
doubles. That hitting streak
placed him fourth in the GSC in
home runs \ith seven and third
in RBI with 25.
Kyle is the son of Jerry
Nichols and Elizabeth McCor-
mick. He is the grandson of
Easter Nichols and the late
Buford Nichols of Port St. Joe.
Kyle is also the grandson of the
late Luverne Youngblood.!


Obituaie


Pauline Mount
Pauline Mount, 76, of Oak
Grove, passed away Monday night
inr Port St. Joe. A native of
Georgia, she had been a resident
here.for over 30 years and was the
widow of Robert Mount. She was,
of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her sister,.
Mary Fowler of Oak Grove: a
niece, Linda Roberts of DeFuniak
Springs: several nieces and
nephews: and one great-niece.
The funeral senice will be
held at 4:00 p.m.. E.T., on
Thursday (today) from the grave-
side at Holly Hill Cemetery.
Interment will follow.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.


Fla. Farm Facts Priilla Borders
The strawberry was born in P


North and South A
eled to ,:Europe
returned in a very d
-M. Frezler. a French
five live strawberry p
France from Chile in
Plants of the ni
berry had already
back to Europe
America. From cross
two forms, the mode
was developed.
Most of today's \
nated within the la
Florida is the nation
ducer of fresh
accounting for 15 p
U.S. fresh crop.

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jmerica. tra%,- Priscilla Daniels Borders, -'
and finally 101, of Wewahitchka."' died
different form. Monday, March 30, at home.
h officer, took Priscilla was raised in Farmdale
plants back to and Early, and moved to
1 1714. Wewahitchka in 1932 where she
eadow straw-, lived the,rest of her life."
been taken She was an active member of
from North the First Baptist Church for many
sses of these years. She was preceded in death
rn strawberry by her husband, Cordie Borders,
her sons, 'Boyd Borders :arid
varieties origi- Bobbie Lee Borders, and her
ast 60 years. daughters, Mary Etta Borders and
i's No. 2 pro- Ophelia Ann Brooks.
strawberries. Survivors include one son,
percent of the Haywood Borders arid wife
S.Ophelia of Wewahitchka;. two
-- daughters. Nadine Robertson and
husband Emory of Beacon Hill,.
and Loretta Hazel Warren of
SWewahitchka;' 24. grandchildren;
38 great-grandchildren; and
seven great-great-grandchildren.


The funeral services will be
held at 10:00 a.m., C.T., on
Thursday (today) at the First
Baptist Church of Wewahitchka,
conducted by Bro. Mike Stroud
and Rev. Gene Hodges. Interment
will follow in the family plot in
Pleasant Rest Cemetery.
The family received friends
from 4:30 until 6:30,p.m.. C.T..
Wednesday at the Comforter
Funeral Home, Wewahitchka
Branch Chapel. Active pallbearers
Swill be her grandsons.
S All services are under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home. Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.


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Supporting Dixie Youth Pays Off!
Shown frpm left are Donna Haddock, Dixie Youth treasurer; Junior Bateman, Mrs. Tan Smiley, both
winners, Carol Horton, chairman of giveaway, and Willie Ramsey, winner. The three were rewarded for
their support of Dixie Youth Baseball recently when they received monetary rewards, following the Day
of Baseball. Ghmes are being played each afternoon at 5:30 at the ballparks on Tenth Street and the Pony
League field located next to Shark stadium. For an enjoyable evening catch a ballgame somewhere and,
support the players.


Kerwin Bell, left, coach/spokesperson, and Mike Moten speak
during halftime about the importance of getting an education in
.order to make dreams come true. -Star photo


Swamp Shooters


Come to Gulf Co.


The "Swamp Shooters" paid
their second visit in as many
years to Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka last Friday and
Saturday night as a fund raising
event for "Say No To Drugs", "Stay
In School" and the respective high
school athletic programs.
The Swamp Shooters' impres-
sive roster included several Gator
football alumni who have pro-
"gressed on to the professional
ranks. coupledJ with some seniors
from the '97-'98 Gator squad.
Kerwin Bell, quarterback for
the Indianapolis Colts, was the
coach/spokesperson for the
i Swamp Shooters. He told those
present last year's Swamp
Shooters tour had raised $50,000
for the "Say No To Drugs" and,
"Stay In School" campaigns.
S The Swamp Shooters played a
pick-up team at both high schools
and had little trouble taking care
i of business.
Players for the Swamp
Shooters included Kerwin Bell,
Chris Doering, Shane Matthews,
Ed Frazier. Ernie Mills, Noah
Brandise, Elijah Williams, Mike
Moten and Taras Ross.
During the intermissions
between quarters, Swamp
SShooters gave inspirational talks
Son the importance of avoiding
Drugs and staying in school. They
also gave away several auto-
Sgraphed T-shirts to several lucky
Swinnersl.-
J. R. Leslie was the big win-
ner at the Port St. Joe event.
During halftime, he won


$1,000 after making a lay-up, free
throw, three-pointer, and half-
court shot all within the 25 sec-:
ond time limit allotted.
Kerwin Bell said Leslie's win-
ning effort was the first on this
year's tour thus far. .'
J. R. said he plans to. give
$100 to his church. S200' to his
sister, and spend the rest on a
new set of golf clubs. (He hadn't
talked to daddy Rawlis yet)


J. R. Leslie does a celebra-
tion dance after winning
$1,00Q.


Lady Gators a

Beat Bulldogs
WEWAHITCHKA 5, MARIANNA 1
MONDAY, MARCH 30
The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators put up seven hits and took
advantage L 0 f Marianna's five
errors in Monday's 5-1 wii.'
Ashley Lister accounted for the'
Lady Gators' two earned runs
with her fifth inning double that
scored two runs.
Judith Husband (8-1) allowed
only one earned run, four hits
and two walks as she picked up
her eighth win of the season.
Husband struck out one batter in
her seven innings on the mound.
"We got solid pitching from
Judith and the defense did a good
job," said Coaph Fortner.
Mandy Little went two for four
with double to lead the Lady
Gators. Lister had a double with
two RBI, while Husband added'a
double for Wewa (8-i1).
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PORT ST. JOE 10, ALTRA 6
FRIDAY, MARCH 25
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
knocked off Altha 10-6 for a victo-
ry in Friday's game. The Lady
Sharks scored five runs on four
straight hits in the third inning-
Bonnie Belin had a double, then,
Lindsay Williams, Emily
Thompson and Neikole Royster
had singles.
Bonnie Belin (7-2) struck out
12 batters and only allowed two
earned runs on three hits and
seven walks.
Belin also led the Lady
Sharks at the plate. going three
for five with two doubles and
three RBI. Julie Lanford, Katie.
Kilbourn, Royster and Thompson
each had two hits for the Lady
Sharks (7-3).
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,APALACHICOLA 7
SATURDAY, MARCH 28
The Lady Sharks put together
17 hits in Saturday's 22-7 blow-
dtht over Apalachicola. The Lady
Sharks had a 9-2 lead after two
innings of play and coasted to a
big victory.
-b Freshman Bonnie Belin (8-2)
pi*ced up her eighth win of the
season and struck out three bat-
ters.: Belin gave up two, earned
runs on three hits and two walks,
in her two innings on the mound.
'Katie Kilbourn struck out
three and allowed, five earned
runs on six hits and four walks in
her five Innings of relief.,
Lindsay Williams had the big
bat for the Lady Sharks as she
went five for six with two doubles.
two triples and five RBI. Emily
Thompson was three for five with
a pair of doubles arid two RBI.
Belin, Kilbourn and Julie
Lai ford added two hits apiece for
Port St. Joe (8-3). Belin had a
double and four RBI, while
Kilbourn had a pair of runs bat-
ted in.
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TUESDAY, MARCH 31
Port St. Joe evened their dis-


This Week's Area fishing Report
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.. .','For March 22nd thiough March 29th
'The weather and water temperattremhave finally started to warm up.
That means the fish will be closer to shore, more active, and hungry! By
the time you read this, the ling should be exploring the beaches, the
Spanish checking bait in the channel', and snapper looking for a reef ball
to settle on.
We made a Iew trips offshore for snapper and grouper in the past two
weeks and had good luck. A few grouper in the 20 pound class were land-
ed and several snapper over 10 pounds. ., ,
Remember-Safety Firsti
Now is the time to check the safety equipment on your boat and
check the line on your reels. Those ling will separate an old line from your
reel in short order.
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trict softball record at 1-1
Tuesday evening by defeating
Blountstown 11-1 in District 3-2A
play.
Bonnie Belin improved her
pitching record to 9-3 striking out
11 Tiger batters while allowing
just three hits and two base on
balls.
Belin and Lacey Johnson led
the Sharks offensively with four
hits each. Johnson (4-4) had two
triples and two singles and Belin
(4-5) had four singles.
Katie Kilbourn and Julie
Lanford had two hits each. In all,

Gulf Rifle Club
Meeting Today
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
its monthly business meeting on
Thursday evening, April 2nd,
starting at 6:30 p.m. All members,
need to attend and participate in
the operation of the club.
Maintenance and improve-
ments of the range and additional
rifle and pistol matches will be on
the agenda. The Thursday,
evening trap shoot will be held
after the meeting.
The club will hold its monthly
hi-power rifle silhouette match on
Saturday morning, April 4th,
starting at 9:30 a.m.. All rifle
shooters are invited to shoot in
the, match which consists of 20
shots fired at metal targets while
in the standing position., It is a
challenge to try and knock down
the targets when they are placed
200 and 300 yards from the firing
line. .
Last Saturday, the club held
its monthly PPC and centerfire
bullseye matches. In the PPC
match, David Amison won first
place with 420, Ralph Roberts
was second with 411, and Dale
Marshall was third with 409.
Amison won :the bullseye
match with a score of 477,
Roberts was second with 468, and
Calvin Whitehead was third with
387. Call 229-8421 for informa-
tion about the matches or the
club.

Evening With Coach
Mickey Andrews
The Norris D. 'Langston Youth
Scholarship Foundation will pre-
sent an evening with Coach
llMcky Andrews from Florida
State University. This program
will be held on April 22nd begin-
ning at 6:00 p.m. at the
Washington Recreation Center in
Port St. Joe.
Coach Andrews is considered.
to be. If not the best, one of the
top three defensive coordinators
in America". Coach Andrews'
topic of discussion will be
"Dreams and Visions + Education
= Success".
Everyone is encouraged to
attend and visit with Coach
Andrews. Dinner will be served at
no cost.

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the Shark batters had: 174 hits:
during the game.
Head coach Jim Belin said
five runs in the third inning was a
big factor in setting the tempo for
the game.
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Sharks

Travel to

Georgia

Meet
S Last Friday the members of
the boys' track team traveled to
Albany. Georgia. where they com-
peted in the 19th Annual L. C.
Smith Relays. Carrollton High
School of Carrollton. Georgia,
placed first, with a score of 101
points, among the 23 schools
which were competing.
Tift Co. of Tifton placed sec-
ond with 72 points, Lowndes High
School of Valdosta placed third
with 68 points, -Pelham High
School placed fourth with 52
points, and Port St. Joe High
School placed eighth with a score
of 28 points.
Scoring pointsin the meet for
the Sharks were the following.stu-
dents: Jason Holmes, second,
pole vault, 12'0"; Ben McCroan,
third,, discus, 144'7"; Rod Givens,
fourth, 3200 meters, 10:17.6;
Travis Woullard, fifth, discuss
139'2'!; Rod Givens, fifth, 1600
meters, 4:50.7; and Travis
Wright, sixth, pole vault, 9'6".
Jason Holmes" performance
in the pole vault competition tied
the school record which was set
by Jim Hamby in 1980 and
Laredo Ginn in 1997.
The other members of the
team who competed in the meet
are as follows: Travis Woullard,
shot put,' 47'1"; Jermaine
Peterson, shot put, 43'4"; Kyron
Bailey. triple jump, 33'9"; Alex
Hernandez, pole vault. 9'0"; Rod
Chambers, 300 hurdles., 42.0;
Tyson Pittman. 300 hurdles, 42.7;
Keion McNair 200 meters, 23.0,
and 400 meters, 51.3; Chad
Thompson, 800 meters, 2:09.9
and 1600 meters. 4:59.8; Jeff
Schweikert, 3200 meters
11:01.5; Adam White, 3200
meters, 12:01.7; Joseph Kepli,
400 meters, 59.7; and Travis
-Wright. 800 meters, 2:17.7.
Saturday, beginning at 1 1:00
a.m., ET, Port St. Joe High School
will host the 12th Annual Port St.
Joe Invitational Track and Field
Championships. Over 500 ath-
letes from 10 schools are sched-
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Ilk A a Sharks 2-0 In District 3-2A

YOU CAN NOW .-
PORT ST. JOE 10, BLOUNTSTOWN 0
LIVE LONGER FRIDAY, MARCH 27
The Port St. Joe Sharks col-
Slected 10 runs on 10 hits in
How many extra years of life would you like to cted 10 runs on 10 hits In
Frde 10-0 win over
effective against sickness that, if the diagnosis is improved sto 2-0 in District 3-2A
improved to 2-0 in District 3-2A __
early, even an incurable disease can be lived with and 11-4 on the season.-
longer. Wayne Summers (4-2) struckT
If you visit your physicians for regular checkups, out 12 batters and allowed only
Iyou v disease from ravaging your body before two hits to pick up the win on the
you preventmound for the Sharks.
it is too late for effective treatment. You can add Jim Faison went two for three
years to your life. We stock the sustaining and with a double; James Daniels was
treatment medicines you may need. two for three with a triple and a
RBI; and Jarred Patterson was
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Gulf's Upcoming Week On the Diamonds...
4/2 .... .WHS Lady Gators vs. PSJ Lady Sharks ......... Wewa.... 5:00 CT
4/2 :....Wewahitchka Gators vs. Maclay ....... ::.....Home ... 5:30 CT
4/3 .. .Wewahitchka Lady Gators vs. Carrabelle .... Away ... 4:30 CT
'4/3 ..........Port St, Joe Sharks vs. Blountstown .... Aa ...7:00 ET
4/4 ...........Port St. Joe Sharks vs. North Fla. Chriitian Away ... 2:00 ET
4/6 ......... ..Wewahitchka Gators vs. Grand Ridge ..... Away ..12:00 CT
4/7 ...........Wewahitchka Gators vs. Blountstown ..... .Home :..6:00 CT
4/7 ........... .Port St. Joe Sharks is. Florida High ......... .:A a ...7:00 ET
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Jarred Patterson is on the
mound for the Sharks.


Jay Dixon scores on a hit by Jim Faison against Florida High Saturday. His Shark
out of the dugout to congratulate him.


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The Sharks took a: 6-5 lead
into the seventh inning of
Saturday's game. when Florida
High scored three runs to beat the
Sharks 8-6. The Sharks commit-
ted five errors and gave up five
unearned runs.
'Jarred Patterson (4-3) gave
up three earned runs on seven
hits, four walks and struck out


Davis Throws One Hit Shutout


WEWAHITCHKA 2, MALONE 0
TUESDAY, MARCH 31
-The Gators improved their
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record to 8-7 and have won five of
their last six games as they
downed Malone 2-0 Tuesday
evening. Pitcher Dave Davis toed,
the rubber for the Gators, giving
up just one hit and throwing 93
pitches enroute 'to a complete
game shutout. He also struck out,
six Malone batters.
Wewa scored both of their
runs in the sixth inning. Kelly
Forehand broke the game open
with a home run. Champ Traylor
scored Ike Mincy with his second
single of the game later in the
-ifning.
Traylor led all hitters with two
singles and one RBI. Forehand
had one hit, a home run. Brandon
Jones, G. T. Morgan, Lee Linton
and Josh Baxley had one hit
each.
Wewa had .seven hits while
playing errorless ball on defense.

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'THURSDAY, MARCH 26
The Wewahitchka Gators
made a valid effort t6 make a
comeback but fell short in
Thursday's 13-12 loss to
Cottondale. The Gators trailed 9-1
going into the bottom of the
fourth inning,! when they scored
eight runs to Lie the game 9-9.
Cottondale bounced back and
took a 13-10 lead into the bottom
of the seventh, and the Gators
only came up with two runs as
their rally ended.
Kelly Forehand (1-3) gave up
Sfive, earned runs arid struck out
two batters in his five innings on
the 'mound. Dave Davis struck
out four in his two innings of
relief. .


three batters in his six and one-
third Innings on the mound.
.', James Daniels gave up one
hit and struck out one in his two-
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Jim Faison, Patterson and,
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then scored three in the bottom of
the sixth inning to seal the victo-
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Ashley Stephens gave up four
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three walks to pick up the loss.
Stephens struck out five batters.
James Daniels gave up three
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1226 Club Will
Meet at McNeill's
The unofficial Alumni Associ-
ation of Port St. Joe High School
meets once a year, on the after-
noon of December 26, at McNeill's
Raw Bar at Indian Pass. They get
together to enjoy friendship and .
fellowship and to catch up on old,
and new times. All PSJH alumni,
friends of alumni, and spouses of
alumni are invited to come' out
and enjoy the fun.
Check out their web page at
www.geocities.com/NapaValley/
Vineyard/1226. Please Visit their
picture e gallery and sign the guest
book. A link to Gulf County and
the World Wide Alumni Associa-
tion has also been set up.
, If you need more information,
please call I-800-818-1868 or e-
mail Kip Altstaetter at kipster@
snowhill.com.
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Anglers, Conservationists and Biologists


Are Concerned Over Presence of Cats

"Flatheads" Have Gained A "Finhold" In River


by Herb Allen
FGFWFC, Division of Fisheries
No. It's not The Monster From
The Blue Lagoon.
Or, is it? j
Anglers. conservationists and
fisheries biologists throughout
Florida's Panhandle are becoming
Increasingly alarmed about the
relatively recent appearance of
the flathead catfish which has
gained a "finhold" in the
Apalachicola River.
"Unlike native catfish species.
the flathead, which can attain
weights in excess of 120 pounds.
is a predator that feeds primarily
on other fish," said Dan Dobbins
of Florida's Game and, Fresh
Water Fish Commission.
"While,,the flathead .,catfish
S"does offer unique angling oppor-
tunitiesi' these challenges can
come at a heavy price."
Included in that "heavy price"
are largemouth bass. bream,
speckled perch, other catfish
species, and just about anything
else that swims.
"Once a non-native fish such
as the flathead .becomes estab-
lished in a water body, it is virtu-
ally Impossible to eliminate it and
the damage it can do is often irre-
versible." Dobbins emphasized.
The biologist said the flathead
was originally found in large
Midwestern river systems such as
the Mississippi. but have become
increasingly common in places
that nature never intended it to
be.

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rottweiler mix, a male white spitz,
a female red cocker spaniel who's
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red husky. Presently, there are 20
dogs, 12 large cats, and four kit-
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pound.
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animals, please call the Gulf
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This fish made its first Florida
appearance in the Apalachicola
River in .1982, having migrated
southward from Georgia's Flint
River.
"It has a voracious appetite
and, since its arrival, the flathead
population has increased capri-
ciously throughout the river sys-
tem," Dobbins pointed out.
Today. 20 to 30 pound flat-
heads are common, and reports of
fish weighing on the plus side of
50 pounds occur periodically."
Despite its bad qualities, the
flathead catfish is a sought-after
target by many anglers and, as
such, does have .recreational and
economic. potential.
"Any angler with nothing
* 'more. than a joh boat, a decent
depth finder and some stout tack-
le has an opportunity to do battle
with one of these monsters,"
Dobbins emphasized.
He went on to say that the
flathead is an ambush predator
that prefers dark spots, just out of
a river's main current where they
can lay in wait for prey.
Look for deep pools where the
current isn't too swift, Dobbins
continued. "Potholes or slight
depressions in river bottoms
afford excellent hideouts for flat-
heads. as does the outside of a
river bend, snags and other bot-
tom structure.
"Often times, a change in
depth of no more than two feet is
enough to attract large fish."
Foqr bait, Dobbins suggests
using either live or fresh dead
bait, such as a bluegill. shell-
cracker, warmouth, redbreast
sunfish, golden shiner, small cat-
fish and crayfish.
M. Most Ilathead specialists will
use a two to four ounce egg sinker
(depending upon the current and
water depth) to keep baits on the
bottom, a 3/0 or larger hook. and
30 to 50 pound test line.
Flatheads feed most actively
between April and November,
tending to become somewhat
more dormant than native catfish
species in colder water. Spawning
typically occurs in June and July.
Because of its potentially neg-
ative impact on our native fishery,
Dobbins and other members of
the scientific community could
care less if we all trekked to the


Apalachicola and caught every.
flathead catfish In the river.


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After the Game Was Over


Next to the last surviving member of the 1942 Rotary
Club baseball team died just recently, bringing a near end to
an era. Basil E. Kenney, Jr., was the next to last surviving
member of.the club, which competed on a regular basis with
the Kiwanis Club during the 40s. Only J.'C. [Jake] Belin sur-
vives.
All were movers and shakers of Port St. Joe-in addition
to being a good baseball team-back in the times when busi-
ness men had time to enjoy an evening of baseball. Some of
the names will be recognized by most who remember their


activities. Everyone who has lived in Port St. Joe for a num-
ber of years will remember each and every one of the men.
The team members, who posed for their picture following
an afternoon game, are identified as follows:-front row, left
to right: W. 0. [Otto] Anderson, George Suber, Cecil Costin,
Sr., J. Lamar [Pete] Miller, Paul S. Fensom, S, L. Barke, Joe
Mira, Robert Bellows, Noble Stone. Second row, left to right:
Basil E. Kenney, Jr., Floyd Roberts, Kenneth Creech,
George G. Tapper, J..C. [Jake] Belin, B. B. Conklin, Herbert
Brown, Ed Ramsey, Jimmy Greer and Dr. A. L. [Albert] Ward.


Wells Reports On El Ninios Power to Rotary

"We Knew It Was Coming As Early
as January, So It Wasn't a Surprise"


I Emergency Management Di-
rector Larry Wells gave an El Nifio
report to the Rotary Club last
Thursday, at their noon meeting,
calling it the biggest 'happening'
since the floods of 1929, causing
the never system to rampage out
of its banks and inundate thou-
sands of acres.
'We began talking about this,
storm system back in January
when the National Weather Sys-
tem alerted us to the unusual
weather conditions approaching
which would bring unusually
high water levels," Wells said.
"So. you can't say this was a
great surprise to us."
It was, indeed, the storm ,of
the century when you consider'
the amount of damage it caused
and the people it affected.
; "It was an unusual situation, .
also, because of the river levels
which were reported," Wells said.
"The Chipola Rivef posted higher
levels than the Apalachicola River
did. The first surge brought the
level of the Chipola about 1.5 feet
higher than 1994 and the Apa-
lachicola was .2 of a foot lower
than its 1994 levels. Both rivers
set new level records before the
floods were over," he reported.
S Wells reported water levels of
eight to ten inches higher in the
Howard Creek area, than they,
;, reached in 1994.
He reported that there were
over 600 homes impacted by
flood waters in Gulf County,.
alone. The national agency
known as FEMA. sets the levels
water must reach to cause minor,
average and destroyed levels of a
home. Wells said the 'destroyed'
SleVel is if water reaches a waist-
high level inside the home.
Using this yardstick. Wells
Reported there were 39 homes to-
tally destroyed in this year's
floods.
Flood waters reached a level
'of 29 feet in the Chipola and 28.6


feet in the Apalachicola rivers.
. Guests of the club were:
Ralph IKohnen of Cincinnati.
Ohio, Bob Boldiuc of Garden City.
Mich.. Curtis Shankel of Kansas
City. Mo., John Fartheringham of
Champlain. III. Linda Farthering-
ham of WVilmette Harbor, Ill.. Cal
Crimp of Pentwater. Mo., Donna
Maxwell of Port St. Joe and Jim
Man of Panama City. .i


Two Seminars M

Being Offered

By G.C.C.C.


Gulf Coast Community
College's Small .Business
Development Center and Bay
County Small Business Incubator
will offer a series of business sem-
inars for people who want to start
or already own a business.
"Business Plan Development forA
Small Business, will be offered
on Tuesday. April 7. with a follow-
up session on Thursday. April 9,
from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the
Small Business Incubator, located
at 2500 Minnesota Avenue in
Ly3nn Haven.
S A business plan is 'a
"roadmap to success." It outlines
how the business will be run and
how the owners intend for it to
grow. Anyone planning to borrow
monev to start or expand will
need a business plan that shows
how the funds will be repaid. This
class will show attendees how to
create one.
The charge is6 S30 for both
sessions. Advance registration is
required and payment may be
made at the Incubator. For addi-
tional information call 271-1108
or (800) 542-SBDC from outside


Calvin Grady Dean retired from Premier Services Corporation's
Port St. Joe plant on March 1, after more than 38 years of service.
Dean was an MgO operator at the time of his retirement.
Pictured above Grady (left) is receiving his retirement papers
from his supervisor, Buck Rhames, at a retirement party.


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seminar on "Home-Based'
Business and Technology" on
Wednesday, April 8. from 1:30 to
4:30 p.m. at the Small Business
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A 815.00 registration fee
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least one day prior to the serrunar,
For more information, call the
Small Business. Development
Center. For a complete listing of
all SBDC seminars and services.
check the new website at
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Gulf Republicans
to Meet Monday
The Republican Party of Gulf
County will be meeting at 7:30
p.m. on Monday. April 6th at the
Gulf Count, Public Library,. The
guest speaker this month will be
Florida State Representative
District 7 Republican candidate
Beverly Kilmer. All persons Inter-
ested in the Republican Party are
invited to attend this meeting.


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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MARCH 5, 1998
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Warren J. Yeager. Jr. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox, Nathan Peters,
Jr., John Stanley. Jr.' and Billy E. Traylor.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland. Chief Deputy Clerk
Douglas C. Birmingham, Chief Administrator
Don Butler, Administrative Assistant Debbe
Wibberg, Building Official Richard Combs,
and Solid Waste Director Joe Danford.
The meeting was called to order at 5.00
p.m., E.S.T.
PROCLAMATION -. GULF COUNTY
ASSOCIATION FOR RETARDED CITI-
ZENS-Attorney McFarland read a proposed
proclamation,, declaring March, 1998 as
Mental Retardation Awareness Month in Gulf
County. Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second, by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board adopted the fol-'
lowing proclamation:
PROCLAMATION
#98-01
WHEREAS, mental retardation is a con-
dition which todayaffects more than 7 mil-
lion American children and adults and their
families; i
AND WHEREAS, the most effective
weapons for alleviation of those serious prob-
lems associated with mental retardation are
public knowledge arid understanding;
AND WHEREAS, the potential for citi-
zens with '.mental retardation to function
more independently and 'productively must
be fostered;
AND WHEREAS, during the month, of
MARCH, 140,000j members through the
1.100,state and local chapters of THE ARC, a
national organization on mental retardation,
are forging vital employment, educational.
and fund-raising campaigns under private
sector initiatives;
AND WHEREAS, THE ARC is celebrat-
ing 48 years of service to families and indi-
viduals '
THEREFORE. Gulf Counhy Commission
does hereby proclaim the penod of March
1998 as. MENTAL RETARDATION 'AWARE-
NESS MONTH.in Gulf County,.,and urge that
its citizens.give full support to efforts toward
enabling people with mental retardation to
live productive lives and achieve their poten-
tial.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have here-
unto set our hands and caused the Great'
Seal of the County of Gulf. Flonda to be
affUced this 5th day ,of March in the year of.
our Lord niAeteen hundred and ninety-eight.
;(End) '
MOBILE HOME ORDINANCE #98-07/
#98-08-Upon discussion by Attorney
McFarland regarding a problem with Section
'7 of Ordinance 098-07 and after the reading
,of a proposed emergency ordinance to delete
.this Section of the mobile home ordinance.
:Commissioner Knox mooned to adopt the
following titled emergency ordinance.,
'Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion.
.and it passed 4 to 1, with Commissioner
Stanley voting no.
ORDINANCE NO. 98-08
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING GULF'
COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 98-07
REGULATING THE PLACEMENT OF
MOBILE AND MODULAR HOMES IN
THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF
GULF COUNTY: SPECIFICALLY
DELETING SECTION 7 OF GULF
.OLOUNTY ORDINANCE NO.98-07:
DEGL&RING THAT AN EMERGENCY
S EXISTS WITH REGARD TO THIS
ENACTMENT._AND PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVETATE.'--- -
iCom plete Ordinance on file in the
Clerk's Office)
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second
by Commissioner Traylor. and unanimous
vote, the meeung did then adjourn at 5:00
p.m., E.S.T.
WARREN J. YEAGER
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA ,
MARCH 5, 1998
WORKSHOP *"
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in workshop
session with the following members present:
:Chairman Warren J. Yeager, Jr. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox. Nathan Peters.
Jr., John Stanley. Jr.. and Billy E. Traylor.
Others' 'present were: County' Attorney
Timothy McFarland. Chief Deputy Clerk
Douglas C. Birmingham, Chief Administrator
Don Butler, Administrative Assistant Debbe
Wibberg, Building Official Richard Combs.
and Solid Waste Director Joe Danford
The meeting was called to order at 5:05
p.m ., E.S.T ', .': '.
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT ("BED")
TAX-Commissioner Knox discussed ,wh6
would be required to collect the tourist devel-
opment tax if it is enacted in Gulf County.'
Attorney McFarland briefly discussed the
process which the County would need to fol-
low to establish a tourist development tax,
and Commissioner Trailor stated that he is
in support of this tax Chairman Yeager
informed the Board that he has had several
individuals requesting a second workshop,
which he will schedule in the near future.
There being no further business and
, i upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second
Sby Commissioner '.Traylor; and uifanimouts
vote, the meeting did then adjourn at 5:20
A p.m.. E.S.T. : ".
'-*' WARREN J. YEAGER :,


ATTEST:
*BEINY C. LISTER
'CLERK


CHAIRMAN


PORT Si. JOE. FLORIDA
.MARCH 9. 1998
EMERGENCY/SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board, of County
Commissioners ;,met this date in emer-
.gency/special session with the following
Members present: Chairman Warren J.
Yeager, Jr. and Commissioners Tommy Knox
and Nathan Peters, 'r. ':Stanley, Jr. and' Billy E, Traylor were
absent>.
Others present were: County Attorney
" Timothy McFarland, Clerk Benny C. Lister,
" Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham,
Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore. Chief
;Administrator Don Biiutler, 'Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wibberg, Administrator/,
,Emergency Management Director Larry
Wells, Emergency Management/911
'Coordinator Marshall Nelson, Maintenance
'. Superintendent Joe Bearden, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, and South Gulf County
E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffin.
The meeting was called to order at
12:02 p.m., E.S.T.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
FLOODING/STATE: OF EMERGENCY-.
Emergency Management Director Wells
reported that the Apalachicola River is pro-
Sjected to crest at 23 feet in Blountstown on ,
March 11th, and the Chipola River is project-
ed to crest at 29-30 feet in Altha (forecast
from the River Forecast Center in Atlnita).
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Knox, and unanimous
(3-0) vote, the Board declared, a Local State of.
Emergency for Gulf County. Emergency


Management Director Wells reported that we
must have the Local State of Emergency
declared before we can order sandbags but
they will be ordered right after the meeting,
and he discussed additional conditions which
will affect this flooding situation.
The meeting then recessed at 12:07
p.m., E.S.T. (until 3:30 p.m., E.S.T.).
The meeting reconvened at 3:33 p.m.,
E.S.T. with the following members present:
Chairman Warren J. Yeager. Jr. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox, John Stanley.
Jr., and Billy E. Traylor Nathan Peters, Jr. was absent>.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Clerk Benny C. Lister,
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham.
Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore, Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wlbberg, Administrator/
Emergency Management Director Larry
Wells, Building Official Richard Combs,
Emergency Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, Maintenance Superinten-.
dent Joe Bearden, Assistant Maintenance'
Superintendent Steve Mork, Maintenance
Department Employee George Lemots,
Assistant Road Superintendent Bobby Knee,
Solid Waste Director Joe Danford, Sheriff
Frank McKeithen, and Sheriffs Department
Captain Joe Nugent.
FLOODING-Emergency Management
Director Wells reported that the new projec-
tion for the Apalachicola River is: that it will
crest at 26 feet in Blountstown on March
12th (no new projection for the Chipolad
River). Upon his request. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to issue .an evacuation
order for all low-lying areas along.the Chipola
River, Dead Lakes, and Apalachicola River.
Commissioner Knox seconded the motion
and, after: further discussion about .sand
bags, dirt, and garbage, the motion passed
unanimously 14-0.
EMERGENCY ACTIONS-After discus-
sion about (a) warning and notification, (b)
road blocks, and (c) back-water fishing.
Commissioner Traylor motioned to give law
enforcement authority to allow only residents
and property owners access in flooded areas
once. road blocks are established.
Commissioner Stanley seconded the motion
and, after discussion about utility compa-
nies; etc.. the motion passed unanimously (4-
0).
SHELTERS/RECORD-KEEPING-
Emergency Management Director Wells stat-
ed that the cold weather will have an impact
during the flooding period. and stated that he
will be working on opening a shelter. After
discussion about the necessity in ALL agen-
-. cis (City and County) keeping up with
records of time worked, equipment used, etc.,
the Board agreed to hold their regular meet-
ing on March 10Oh In the Courtroom to allow
the Emergenct Operations Center [EOC) to
be set up in the Board meeting room.
There being .no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Knox. second
by Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
(4-0) vote. the meeting did then adjourn at
4:03 p.m.. ES.T.
WARREN J. YEAGER
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK

WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA
MARCH 13, 1998
EMERGENCY/SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date In special ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Warren J Yeager. Jr. and
Commissioners Tomm% Knox. Nathan Peters.
Jr. John Stanley. Jr. and Billy E Traylor.
Others present were: Clerk Benny C.
-Lister. Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham. Chief Administrator Don
Butler. Administrative Assistant Debbe
Wlbberg, Administrator/Emergency Manage-
ment Director Larry Wells. Building Official'
Richard Combs. Emergency Management/
911 Coordinator Marshall Nelson.
Maintenance Superintendent Joe Bearden.
Assistant Maintenance Superintendent Steve
Mork. Mosquito Control Director Paul Wood
Road Superintendent Bob Lester. Assistant
Road Superintendent Bobby Knee. Solid
Waste Director Joe Danford. Shenl'li Frank
McKeithen,, and Sheriffs 'Department
Captain Joe Nugent.
The meeting was called to order at 1:01
p.m., E.S.T.
FLOODING-Emergency Management
Director Wells gave a report on the flood
information on the Apalachicola and Chipola
Rivers. Chief Administrator Butler save a
report on preliminary damage assessments
Building Official Combs gave a status report
on the Stone Mill Creek and Our Town Road
areas. Chief Administrator Butler reported
that preliminary damage assessments need
to be completed by the end of the day on
Sunday, March 15,. 1998 and County staff
will be ,working through the weekend to get
the report completed.
Emergency Management Director Wells
reported that there are currently 33 counues
Sunder an open Presidential Disaster Area
Declaration and he is attempting to ha\e Gull
County added to the Declaration. He also
reported that Gulf County is currently unaer
a Declaration for Individual Assistance and
he expects to get a Declaration of Public
Assistance aon: Saturday, March 14. 1996.
Emergency Management Director Wells fur-
ther reported that in the 1994 flood, the State
paid .the 12 5'.) County match for FEMA
funds, but they will not pay it this time
Upon inquiry by Gulf Correctional
Institution Superintendent Alford, the Board
requested inmate labor for the weekend of
March 14-15, 1998.
'Chairman Yeager informed the Board
that Congressman Allen Boyd and represen-
tatives 1" Representaute Westbrook arid
*.Senator Graham s offices would be in Gulf
".County. at- 2:00 p.m., E.S.T. on Saturday,
March 14. 1998 to view the damage to Gulf
County (will meet at the Old Gulf County
Courthouse in Wewahitchka).
Commissioner Peters reminded every-
one that individuals who will be working in
the water, should get their tetanus booster
Shot. Emergency Management Director Wells
reported that no travel trailers will be avail-
able for housing, and he also reported that
the. emergency shelters will have cleaning
kits, water, and ice.
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second
by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the meeting did then adjourn at 1:45
p.m., E.S.T.
WARREN J. YEAGER
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C; LISTER
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MARCH 16,1998
EMERGENCY/SPECIAL MEETING


The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Warren J. Yeager, Jr. and
Commissioners Nathan Peters. Jr., John
Stanley, Jr. (12:08 p.m.), and Billy E. Traylor
.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy J. McFarland; Clerk Benny C. Lister,
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham
(12:19 p.m.), Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore,
Chief Administrator Don Butler (12:17 p.m.),
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
. Administrator/Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells, Building Official


Richard Combs (12:17 p.m.), Maintenanci
Superintendent Joe Bearden, Sheriff Franl
McKeithen. and Sheriffs Departmen
Captain Joe Nugent.
The meeting was called to order a
12:03 p.m., E.S.T.
FLOODING-After discussion by
Attorney McFarland and upon motion b;
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous (3-0
vote. the Board agreed to extend the Loca


"School Library

Media Week" is

April 19 to 25
The week of April 19 through
25 has been designated by the
governor as "School Library Media
Week". The purpose of the week is
to focus the attention of Florida
citizens on 'the services, programs
and materials provided by school
library media centers, and to
demonstrate how these services
contribute to the education of all
students.
Effective school library media
programs are designed to help
students find, use, And apply
information which enables them
to function successfully in' school,
as well as fulfill lifelong learning
needs and reading enjoyment.
The theme for this year s celebra-
tion is "Kids Connect @ the
Library."
,Gulf School District is fortu-
nate to ,have dedicated media spe-
cialists who provide a multiplicity
of services for students, teachers
arid parents.,!I.
Many thanks go to Ann
Barrier at Port St. Joe Elementary
School, Evelyn Cox at
Wewahitchka High School, Nicky
Little at Wewahltchka Elementary
School, Clarence Monette at Port
St. Joe High and Middle Schools
and Joyce Sweazy at Highland
View Elementary School.
Everyone appreciates your
hard work, your patience and
your dedication to, Gulf County's
students.


N.A.M.I. of Gulf

County Meeting
There will be a meeting of the
National Alliance for the Mentally
Ill of Gulf County in the fellowship
hall of First Baptist Church of
Port St. Joe on Tuesday evening,
April 7th beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Refreshments will be served
and there will be two representa-
"ti'ves rmi N.A.M.I. of Tallahassee
present.
They will give an overview of
what N.A.M.I. has to offer for fainm-
ily members and mental health
clients on the local, regional, state
and national levels. They will also
share valuable information on
support groups, educational
meetings and advocacy for clients
and family members.
This will be a very informative
meeting and it is open to any and
all who would like to join in.
e ,in. :


e State of Emergency in Gulf County for seven
k (7) days. Captain Nugent reported on the
t flood damage (Commissioner Stanley entered
the meeting), and Emergency. -Management
t Director Wells reported on the projection of
rain later in the week.
y BRIDGES-Upon discussion by
Y Commissioner Traylor about emergency
y approval for repair of a bridge on the Buddy
) Floore Road, the Board discussed other
l bridges which cannot be used. Upon motion
by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous (4-0)
vote, the Board agreed to proceed with repair
of the bridge on the Buddy Floore Road, con-
tinrgent on the price not exceeding the
amount federally approved (proper paper-
work must be kept). Sheriff McKeithen
requested that his department be notified as
soon as bridges are opened for use.
DAMAGE REPORT-Chief Administra-
I or Butler presented a preliminary damage
report for all areas of the County, excluding
recreational vehicles. Upon inquiry,
Emergency Management Director Wells
reported on the Red Cross Urunit, stating that
they are still in Wewahitchka.
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Stanley, sec-
ond b. Commissioner Peters and unanimous
vote. the meeting did then adjourn at 12:26
' pm E.S.T '
WARREN J. YEAGER
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK


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PEACE AND QUIET. ALMOST
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Has over 1600 sq. ft. of living area.
Floors are vinyl and carpet. Has
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community. Unit being sold lur-
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The scene from the deck otters a
panoramic view of the pool and
the Gulf of Mexico. Excellent
rental potential for the investor
Two units at $129,000 each.


SEAGULL BAY, UNITS "B" & "D". O .-
These are 2 bedroom, 2 bath units and '
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have fireplaces. There is deeded access
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present condition and furnished as is. Unit
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"D" (downstairs northside) is $84,500. Great rental potential for the investor.

'GULF FRONT DUPLEX. One build-
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.living area (incdding large loft). These
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Gulf County Youth Led Tobacco-Free Campaign

Poem by Erin Hill a' Story by Daniele Myrick Why People Should d, Jo -
IflT rnkld dr,,o h tonharr r Once there was a little boy. *fth e| M lNot Smoke .j /V-t


snuff,
I probably couldn't do a lot
of stuff,
If I took pressure or smoked
drugs for pleasure,
I wouldn't have anything to
treasure.
So if I had to choose, you
better get a clue....
I don't think smoking is
cool.




Co o


Kristin Teat 3rd grade FCS


He had some friends. One day
they invited him over. He said
yes. He went over and they were
not inside. He looked around
back and they were smoking.
They said, "You want one?" -he
said, "No. it isn't cool." Come
on, try one. NO! Leave then, sure,
I don't want to hang around with
you anyway. You are going to
have problems when you get
older. Sense you want to smoke,
I'm not \our friend. I got other
friends. Your lungs willbe bead.
your skin will smell, your cloths
will smell.
Finally theN quit smoking.
The boys %were friends again.


original Art &

journalism

Entries on

display at the

Tupelo Festival

this weekend!


by Jake Owens
1. It can kill you
2. It can clog up your lungs.
3. It turns your voice different.
4. It makes your teeth turn yel-
low.
5. It could make you have can-
cer.
I think people should not
smoke because it could affect
your life, family, friends and
career. It could also have to
make you stay in the hospital for
a long time and do surgery on
your lungs. It might make you
have to even take out a lung, and
you will not be able to breath
clearly.


Lindsey Dimitrijevich


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Story by Jena Hogan
One. day a, beautiful girl
named Kelly' was meeting her
friends on Bear Lane. They said
they want her to meet them by
the bar. Soon they showed up,
when Kelly was about to go.
"Going. somewhere?'", said,
Rocky. "No", she said. "Good",
Rocky continued. Stephanie, a
girl with black and rotten gums
in her mouth got a pack of ciga-',
rettes out. "Want some?", she'
asked Kelly. ,"Well...", said Kelly.
"Come on chicken, speak up!",
Stephanie said when she pushed
her down. "O.K.. alright." she
answered and took a puff. "Cool
man," she said. "Hey let's go
inside the bar for a beer," asked
Spike. "I'm cool with that ",
Stephanie said. So they went,
inside for a drink. "Want some?"'.
Stephanie asked',Kelly. "Well..
just this once. O.K.?", Kelly said
before she drank it all. Soon they
were walking home. The next day
before Kelly went to school she
got a pack of cigarettes. She met
Jenny at the bus stop. "Want
some?" Kelly asked Jenny. "No!
Kelly, smoking isn't cool nor
drinking." Jenny answered.,
"Boy you are stupid!" Kelly told
her. A few months, later, Rocky.
Spike, Stephanie, and Kelly died
because they were on their way
back from a dance party for'
Jenny's birthday and they got
into a car crash with no seat
belts on.' The funeral tdok' four,
hours with sadness and sad less..
They were on drugs. So they
were all ending up with the devil
forever. Hi, m) name is Jena
Hogan and this story you read
can really happen SO DON'T DO
DRUGS, THERE IS NO HOPE
WITH DOPE.

Be Smart, Don't Start
Rap Song by Cedric Lenox
Be smart, don't start
When you dip you'lose your lip
Second hand smoke makes you,
choke
If you smoke you might croak
Air supply, Air supply
Air freshening just not their
when you smoke. .
Money, Money, you lose your
money.
Smoking will make you lose you
honey.
Be smart, Don't start.
Once you start its hard to stop.


C~oal
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Future Dreams by Zach
My name is Zach and I play
sports, like baseball, basketball
and football.. I, want to play in;
high school and on up, so if !
stay'away from smoking, I will go4
farther in sports. I will stay drug
'free. Believe me, IT'S COOL TO
BE DRUG FREE!


'Poem by Beth Cordova
Smoking isn't cool!
at home or at school.
It will kill your brain cells
and your cloths will smell.
'-You'll get in trouble
and your pain will double.
Your teeth will stain
and you won't have a brain,
Your grades will go down
and you'll act like a clown.
I don't do drugs
and I'm not a slug.
Just remember smoking isn't cool!


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Amanda Kriner 5th grade PSJE


Story by Kimberly Burkert
Yeah, you heard right, smok-
ing isn't cool (although some
idiots think it makes them look '
grown-up). Do you want to know .
why smoking isn't cool? I'll tell
you why! Smoking causes seri-
ous bad breath. Let's say some-
one who smokes comes up to.
'ou and breathes "Hhhhello", in
your face. You'll really get a whiff
of their dog-breath. Not a good
thing. Want to hear something
real disgusting? A smoker's
smile is total) gross. When yiou
smoke you don't get glistening
pearly whites, you get vomit
greenish-yellow teeth! Another
not-so-great thing about smok-
ing is death.


S...,,m I once had a friend named
I ,.lldv, Emma. Her mom, Linda used to-
i ii l \\II, smoke. She didn't know about
the harmful effect it had on her
l, I.i daughter. Ohne day I was playing
with her and she had a bad asth-
ma attack. Her inhaler was no
a help so she rushed to the hospi-
ee- tal. Turns out Emma hadn't had
"' asthma at all. She had lung can-
cer. Her lungs had filled up with
lid .t '' black gunk and the reason she_
rt-. 'W|I( had the attack is because her
lung collapsed. Emma is dead
and her mother quit smoking.
lCho ea The incident made me realize
that smoking can not only hurt
the people that smoke, but also
the people they smoke around. If
S yourready to die, go ahead, take
I i)c's I the plunge, smoke, it's your life.


Deadline Change
Due to spring break, the art
and journalism entries for the
week of April 13th, Tobacco
Companies: Your Production
Causes Our Reduction, can be
turned in at the school health
room April 4th or by April 8th at
the Port St. Joe or Wewahitchka
TTHealtrh Derirtmnintf


Story by Joseph Ryan Wood
Smoking isn't cool.
Everyone will think your a fool.
Your heart will be pitch black.
Your fingernails will be yellow. -'
Man what's that smell? That's,__.-..
what ever one %will be saying to .-
you. ,


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Storv by


Nikkitta


Sto So ic Bobzien
S- y _5r &_ Many adults and younger
.o. A W children may think snioking
i<.- ei makes you stand out in the
Sa'V. "crowd", but it doesn't.
C.. Around the country, a pro- ,
.... ....... .....,, -^ .. .. -> .. .... ... -, gram provided by the police fprcep
l jiis teachinkids.the dangeEs,and
n/K .the affect it-ason yq..
SThey basically teach you
i 4 smoking isn't cool. It harms you,
I V-your health, and your relation-
ship with your family and
friends.
A-71 Of course, many people don't
4^ obey their natural thoughts, but
when you choose, your life will
be in your hands.,


Smoking Isn't Cool
by Jessica Jenkins
Smoking is 'not cool,
because it is very deadly, and
harmful to your body. Just
because you see your brother or
sister smoking, it doesn't mean
you have to.
Don't let anybody pressure
you to start smoking. For exam-
ple, what if a boy came up to you
and said to you, "Do you want a
smoke?" Then you start think-
ing about it. Then they start to
say it makes you look grown up.
Yeah, it does make you look
grown up when your in a hospi-
tal bed in pain. Smoking kills
your brain cells. Smoking can
and will kill you. Just 'say NO.


Story by Bart Lowry
One day I was riding my bike
and I saw some of my friends
smoking. They said it was cool.
Then I rode up their and said, no
it's not cool. I told them you will
not graduate from high school.
They said so! I told them you will
get sent back to 12th grade, why
your other friends are in college.
Smoking will hurt you and mess-
up your brain, "So don't smoke,
be cool"

Smoking Isn't Cool
by Lacey Lowery
People may think it's cool,
even at home or school. It caus-


es you not to have a good educa- Tobacco is Uncool...
tion, any friends or you could
even get emphysema. Rap Song by Cedric Lenox
Emphysema is a deadly disease Be smart, you don't need ,to
that causes you to have troubles smoke.
with your heart, lungs and life. Because it's no joke.
My grandfather is dead now from If you want to live, you have to
emphysema and you don't want give yourself a chance to make a
that to happen to you. There is a change, and you will gain a
easy way not tol JUST SAY NO healthy life. P
TO SMOKINGI (Just stop smok- You have to stay smart and you
ing!) have a happy heart.


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Faith Christian students are
having their achievement tests
this week. School will be dis-
missed early on Thursday and
Friday, April 2nd and 3rd at
1:00 p.m. Kindergarten students
will be dismissed at. the regular
time and there will not be extend-
ed school day past 1:00 p.m.
Sherry Davidson and Mazie
Stone took several of their English
students to see the play, "A Man
For All Seasons" by Roben Bolt.
produced by the Kaleidoscope
Theatre of Bay County. The
drama, set in the 16th century
around the court of King Henry
SVIII of England, is the story of the
life of Sir Thomas- Moore. After the
play, the students were treated to
a tour of the theater and visited
with the actors and director back-
stage.
Spirit & Pride Winners
Candy Sale Winners: Three
are tied for first place with 120
bars each-Jenna Teat. Kristen
Teat and Brandon McKinney.
Spelling Bee Winners: grade


News Column

Faith Christian School
one, first Brandi Price, second -
Maryanne Earley; grade two, first
Zachary Taylor, second Trevor
Burch, third Ashton Norris;
grade three, first Jason Price
and Jennifer Johnson. second -
Warren Floyd: grade four, first -
Kelly Geoghagan,; second -
Lindsey :.Dimitrijevich and
Michelle Perrin.
Posters: first. Ashton Norris;
second, Preston Nobles; and.
third, Zachary Norris.
Emblem: Kelly Geoghagan.
Trophy for Field Day Winner:
grade seven and eight.
Essays: grade three, first -
Brittany Davis, second Warren
Floyd, and third Ronnie,
Cienega: grade four, first -
Lindsey Dimitrije\ich. second -
Cherish Jacobs. and third Kelly.
Geoghagan.
Blue & Gold (dressed in
school colors): first Kelly Geog-
hagan, second Jamie Davis. and
third Zachary Taylor.
Over All Spirit & Pride Lion
Banner goes to grade four!


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llWewahitchka Elementary

School News .

SBy Linda Whilfield


Kids Say the Funniest Things
In my math meeting the other
day, we were discussing whose
picture was on the different coins
and bills. They pretty much knew
all except the twenty dollar bill
and the'ten. Finally, one little boy
started tfafsing his hand and say-
ing, "Ooooh, I know. It's,'that real
ugly man."' Before he had a
chance to finish, another student
said. "Yea. I know. Bill Clinton."

When the science fair winners
went to Space Camp in Titusville.
the girls, along with their chaper-
onries, slept in a dormitory type
setting. On the first night there,
after lights had been out for some
time, some little boys came up


and tapped Walker on the shoul-
der and said. "Mr. Walker. could
you turn over. You're killing us!"
(snoring)
In Nadine Whitfield's kinder-
garten class last week. the chil-
dren were coloring some..Easter,.
type pictures. Little Jacob
Whitfield went up to teacher's
aide Sharon Owens and said.
"Miss Sharon. what color do you
color the quacker?" (the bill)
Spring Holidays Dismissal
Times
School will be dismissed early
on Frida.'. April 3 for the Spring
holidays. Dismissal time for the
Main Street site is 11:45: Linton
Site is at 11:50: and 12:00 for


From the Principal of

Wewahitchka


High School

by Larry A. Mathes


Except for a few make-ups. I
believe all standardized testing is
over for this school year. Now we
wait for the results so that we can
make whatever adjustments nec-
essary to try to cope with any
problems we see in the results.
We're hoping for the best-but
holding our breath just the same.
* Each year. once cooler weath-'
er hits. we see numerous really
nice jackets left at school that are
never claimed by students. Some
appear to be nearly new. We keep
them in the office for weeks, mak-
ing .announcements for someone
to claim them, and eventually we
turn them ovei to churches to
distribute so someone can benefit
from them.
It amazes me that parents
never seem to question students if,
a jacket disappears. I guess they
just buy another for the next cold
snap! It 'helps keep the economy
rolling!
This Friday students will be
released at 12 noon to begin a
week-long vacation called "Spring
Break". There will be. ori' lunch
served, and, no lunch break
between classes. Students should
have no difficulty waiting until
they get home to eat.
It seems, however, that some
students have already begun their
break, as several teachers have
commented that many students
in their classes have gone on
cruise control, literally doing no
work in class. Of course, they
can't understand why they are
not passing and earning credits.
We don't seem to be able to con-
vince some that they have to do
more than just show up now and
then.
Don't forget this year's Prom


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is Saturday night in Blountstown
at the Civic Center. Juniors and
seniors who are not bringing a
WHS student must have a pre-
signed pass signed by the princi-
pal or .my designee. Mr. Cox. No
pass, no entry-and. of course; all
school rules still apply! Have a
Good time, but treat the night with
the respect it deserves.

The .month of April is. full,
with numerous baseball, softball.
track weightlifting events to
squeeze in, plus a band trip from
April 17 to 19, Career Day (senior
high) on April 23,. Teen Spring
Health Fling also on April 23,
JTPA Certification Day on April"
24, and Gulf Coast College
Placement test on April 28.

And then the district tourna-
ments for track, 'softball, and
,baseball the last week of the
month! Oops-I missed students
(senior high) attending a play on
'April 16-1 think.

'Three baseball games during
"spring Break", April. 6th, 7th,
and 8th. At 'Grand Ridge at 12
noon, then home against
Blountstown, and then Maclay,
both at 6:00 p.m. Plan ahead to
see some games!
One more plea to parents-
please encourage your students
to stay in class and work hard
this last nine weeks. School's not
out until May 21. And if your stu-
dent must miss, please send an
excuse with your student the day
he or she returns!
Hey-the weather's getting
better every day,' so have a great
week!


'97-'98


Shark Talk
By: Tracey Fitzgerald


Community Helpers Visit FCS .
The K-3 and K-4 classes of Faith Christian School were vis-
ited by Officer Russell Burch of the Port St. Joe Police
Department during their study of community helpers. Officer
Burch discussed basic safety rules, the use of the 9-1-1 system,
and stranger awareness. Many thanks to Officer Burch for being
one of the students' community helpers.
Standing in front, from left, are Nate Taylor, Daniel May,
Austin Guffey, Jeremy Harcus, Jordan Heath, Tiffany Burch,
Brittany Anthony, Katie McNeil, Austin Gantt and Gage Combs.
In back, from left, are Officer Russell Burch, Lauren Brock,
Russell Miller, J. Mason Ray, David Huffman, Cameron Gantt,
Ashton David, Erin White, Cholie Spilde, Brian Pitts and Nikki
Rolack.


WHS. Have a safe and happy hol-
iday!
Smooth As Silk
That's just one of the phrases
I've heard Mr. Wooten use when
describing how our school is
going. He said it sure is a good
place to work. We all agree!
"The Homeless Victims From
the Flood"'
by Third Grader Megan Peak
-I feel sad for the homeless,
because they have no home. That
makes you people with a home
think hou, it would be without a
home. T always think how it would
be iJ it were me.
Step one-pray for them. Step.
two-care for them. Step three--
help them in any way. Step four-
cook for them. Step Jive and the
most important one-be kind and
nice and do stuff for them. Step
six-help them move their stuff.
Step seven-last one-help them
move back in their house."'.
This little girl is a feeling com-
passionate human being even at
her tender age.


Tobacco-Free
The1. Tobacco-Free Partner-
ship of Gulf County is taking part
in the national Kick-Butts
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids.
All students from the third grade
up are encouraged to submit
entries of posters. poetry, short
stories, essays or cartoons on a
theme that might help someone
become tobacco free.
The Star will feature work
each week for six weeks and the
entries will be displayed at the
Tupelo Festival which is April 4th
at Lake Alice Park.
Awards will be given for the
\winning entries. "A video is also
being produced by WE-S and W-HSI
discouraging the use of-tobacco. I
especially liked a billboard I saw
in Bay County which said. "lf you
have to have tar, lick a highway.
it's' safer."
Upcoming Dates to Note
April 2 Kindergarten Round-up
(more info later).
May I County Track Meet.
lay 19 Sixth Grade Graduation.


?BULLDOG

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ELEMENTARY S


".Students Of The Week"
Congratulations to, our
"Students of the Week". They are
Jesse MNcCroan, Anna Cordova.
Samantha Fenaes. Connor
Johnson. Anna McFarland. Jenna
Hogan and Cary Gliem.
Early Dismissal
School will be dismissed at
1 1:30 on Fnday. April 3. Have a
great Spring Break!
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.
Read Aloud
Begin when your children are
infants, and never stop. Aside
from what it does for a child's
ability in reading, time spent
reading aloud-from books, arti-
cles, stories, or even ;the cereal
box-is a precious experience that
draws reader and listener closer
together.
Bulldog Memories
We are now taking orders, for
the 1998 Bulldog Memories year-
book. The cost is $15.00 and
checks should be made payable to
P.S.J. Elementary School P.T.O.
The deadline to order is Friday,
April 17.
Progress Reports
Progress reports for this grad-
ing period will be sent home on
Tuesday, April 21. If you would
like to schedule a parent/teacher
conference, please call 227-1221.
Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten registration will
be held at Port St. Joe Elementary
School on Friday, May 1 from
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
If your child plans to attend
Port St. Joe Elementary School,


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please bring the following to regis-
tration your child, a copy of
the child's birth certificate, a copy
of the child's social security card.
prool of the child's immunization,
and proof of the child's physical
examination (performed since
August I 1, 1997).
Track and Field Day
Track and Field Day will take
place on Friday. May I at the Port
St. Joe High School football stadi-
um .. '
Career Week
Our annual "Career Week"
Swill take place May 4 through 6.
During "Career Week" parents
and community people will be
invited to talk to our students
about their job'and the training
required for their job.


Early Dismissal

for Spring Break
The Gulf County School
Board has announced plans for
an early dismissal schedule for
Friday. April 3rd to begin the
Spring Break holidays.
The schedule is as follows:
,Port St. Joe Elementary (ET)
North Port St. Joe ............ 11:30
Port St. Joe Elementary ..... -11:40
Highland View Elementary .. 11:40
Highland View Elementary
,' (Overstreet) ................. 12:15
Port St. Joe Middle School .. 11:50
Port St. Joe High School..... 12:00
Wewahitchka (CTI
Main Street Site .............. 11:45
Linton Site (WES) .......... 11:50
Wewahitchka High School ... 12;00
Lunch will not be served on
Friday, April 3; Breakfast will be
served on Friday, April 3 at the
elementary schools.


Congratulations to the
Lady Sharks softball team as
they pummeled Apalachicola,
22-7. Their outstanding, record
now stands at eight wins, three
losses.
The Prom Fashion
Show will be held in
the high school gym-
nasium Thursday at
10:30 a.m. All juniors
must pay their $10'
dues to Mrs. Fettlnger
before "Spring Break"
or you will not be
allowed to attend the
prom.
Important scholarship
information-seniors who plan
to attend the University of
Florida need to apply for the
Panhandle Gator Club scholar-


ship. Applications are due
April 24th.
It is also time to apply for
the Gibson-Rotary scholar-
ship. Applications are due
April 17th. These and
other scholar appli-
cations are available
in guidance now, so
jump on every oppor-
tunity. Deadlines are
approaching quickly!
There will be a
half-day at school
this Friday; high
school dismissal is at
12:00. No lunch' will be
served.
Have a safe and happy
"Spring Break" and GO
SHARKS!


Honor Roll ..


Port St. Joe El
Catherine Barfield, principal
of Port St. Joe Elementary School.
has released the names of stu-
dents who earned honor roll sta-
tus during the third nine weeks
grading period.

Those students recording
"All As" include:
Third grade-Sara Allen.
Amelia Brockman, Kali Costin,'
Jimmy Curry, Amanda Davis.
Angelica Driesbach. Justin Hicks,
Ethan Littleton. Heather Sadler
and Leland Ray.
Fourth grade-Jenna
Chesser, Matt Gable. Elizabeth
Gibson. Daniel Hacker, Katie
Hoffman. Misty Kaufman.
Elizabeth Kilbourn. Kayleigh
Lewis. Chaipey,. McArdle. Anna
McFarland. Jessica Mock. Ashlyn
Parker, Emily Raffield. Jordan
Todd, V Misty Tomlinson, Haley
Watford, Jessie Weimorts, Lauren
Wells and Andrew White.
Fifth grade-Sheena Bell,
Nikkitta Bobzien, Kim Burkert,
Andrea Gaylor and Chad Lucas.
Sixth grade-Brittany Al ford.
Tommy Curry, Molly Garrett,
Caycee Kennedy, Randi Sasser,
Kevin Stuckey and Preston
Wigsten. .
Those students recording,
."All As and Bs" include:
Third grade-Dusty Alford,
Mica Ashcraft, Brittany Barnes,
Jeremy Baxlev, Jennifer Bland,
Michael Boudreau, Julie Butler,
Michael Byrd, Katie Calvarese,
Adam Cooper, Samantha Denton.
Matthew Dodson. Jose), Freeman.
Albanie Gant, Justin Henderson,
Ashley Hopper, Zachary Lee,


Wewahitchk
The staff and administration
at Wewahitchka High School wish
to congratulate the following stu-
dents who earned placement on
the honor roll for the third nine
weeks grading period.
Those earning "ALL As"
were:
Seventh grade-Monique
Adkins, Clark Cutchin,' Sarah
Grimes and Kelli Jackson.


Eighth
Carter. ,


gradt-Lindsey


'Ninth grade-Teresa Jackson
and Patrick Kerrigan.
Tenth grade--Melissa Babb,
Crystal Collins, Russell Knee,
Stephen Price and Joni
Whittington.
Eleventh grade-Amy St.
Clair.
Twelfth grade-Holly Adkins,
Joshua Baxley and Rita Dietz.


Seek Assistance
The 1997-98 Port St. Joe
High School basketball team
needs financial assistance in
securing funds to purchase state
championship rings.
'Donations can be made at the
high school, Citizens Federal
Savings Bank, or by contacting
Coach Eppinette at 227-3211;
Janie Adkison at 647-8646; or
Winnie Hamilton at 229-6405.
The players express sincere
appreciation for your assistance.


\ementary School
Kevin Quaranta, Scott Qu in tana.,
Tori Sanderson. Brittany Sigman,
Kayla Siprell. Paige Stafford, Zeke
Stevens. Zack Tarantino,
Rashawne Thomas. Lance Watson
and Julia Wigsten.
Fourth grade-Lanetta Bell,
Hope Berns. Canda Borden.
Candace Branch, Gekella
Clemmons. Josh Cooper,
Terrance. Dawson, Stephen
Dykes. Eddie Fisher, Brittany
Fletcher, Nicole Ford. Andrew
Furr. Steven Gay, LeAnn Hinson.
Alison Kennedy. Kyle Kennedy,
Danielle Krasniqi. Brittany Kropp,
Ashton Larry. Victoria McCall,
Brylecia McGowan. Kieonda
Miller, Latrava North, Cori Owens,
- Rebecca Schell and, Lydia .
W atkins. ,, a 7 .. ..
Fifth grade-Teresa Bailey, .t E
Jed Bolyard, Travis Burge, ,
Caroline Capps, Lacy Carter, Beth
Cordova, Ryan Craig, Lacey
Franklin, Jerit CGaddis. Anna
Godwin, Enn Hill. Jake Howse.
Danny McDermid, Kenny.
McFarland, Michelle Mathews,
Whitney Nixon, Jake6 Owens,
Whitney Park, Kyle Pickett,
Charissa Powell, Sandra Roney.'
Anna Salzer, Lacye Spears.
:.Rachel Sweazy, Megan Todd.. ,
Zach Williams and Ryan Wood.
Sixth grade-Collins Abrams,
Becky Belin, Shanna Collier,,
Simon Collins, Ashby Davis,
Micah Dodson, Jimmy Foster,
Kale Guillott, Ashley Haddock,
Lindsey Hill, Ben Hobbs, Austin
Horton, Brian Jones, Heather i
Lynch, Moses Medina, Melissa
Nixon, Hayley Quintana, Nick
Reynolds, B. J. Strickland, Cody
Strickland, Stephen Tarantino,
Alison Walther and Josh Watkins.


High School
Those earning "ALL As and
Bs" were:
Seventh grade-Barbara
Alderman, Justin Barnes, Sheena
Barnes, Caleb Cutchin, Courtne
Hoover, Judith Husband, Sean
Kerrigan, Jesse Knee, Matthew
Kramer, Meagan Morris, Laura
Spivey and Jonathan Thomas.
Eighth grade-Gregory
Barniett, Alex Chan,, Nicole Hall,
Tonya Hall, Cerrelle Hanes,
Kimberly McMillion, Rebecca
Meredith, Paula Pitts, Christina
Stroud and Bettina Yarrell.
Ninth grade-Renee Ardire,
James Bailey, Joseph Chambliss,
Crystal Daniels, Victor Easter,
Rosanna Ensley, Shray Gilbault,
Nicholas Hall, Kristin Jones, Tera
Kent, Stephanie Kramer, Myron
May, David Ortiz, Titus Pittman,
John Poe and Kimberly Gaskin.
Tenth grade-Rodney
Adkison, Sarah Bailey, Betty
Baudisova, Andrew Davis, Krystal
Foster, Levi Harvey, Renece
Jackson, Brandon Lyda, Steven
McDaniel, David Philyaw, Rocky
Traylor and Richard Philyaw.
Eleventh grade-Amanda
Atchison, Dorota Birecka,
Elizabeth Dietz, Nathan Foster,
Kristi Gay, Jana Goodwin, Jim
Huynh, Nicole, Lance, Justin
Ortiz, Rodney Pippin, Daryl Walls,
Jennifer Williams,' Bridgett
Williamson, Lukesha Myers and
Rebecca Powell.
Twelfth grade-Jennifer
Barnes, Jack Husband, Ashley
Lister, Mandy Little, Ike Mincy,
Aimee Pridgeon and Joseph
Whitfield.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1998


Arizona Chemical Partners With DEP


NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter
865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned intends
to register with the Division of Corporations,
Department of State, the fictitious trade name
under which it will be engaged in business and in
which said business is to be carried on, to-wit:
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: A Construction.
MAILING ADDRESS: 632 Road 20, White City,
Florida 32465. :
OWNER ISI Clnt Lanmer
ltp. April 2. 1998. .

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
S FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY: FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION NO: 98-0074 CA
VALIDATION. OF THE NOT TO EXCEED
$2,500,000 CITY OF PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT REVENUE BONDS AND
BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, a
municipal corporation and public body
corporate and politic of the State of
Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, and the Taxpayers.,
Property Owners and Citizens of the City of Port St.
Joe, Florida, including non-residents owning prop-
erty or subject to taxation therein,
Defendants.
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
TO: THE STATE OF FLORIDA. THROUGH THE
STATE ATrORNEY FOR THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 'OF FLORIDA, AND TO
THE SEVERAL TAXPAYERS. PROPERTY
OWNERS. CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF PORT
ST. JOE, FLORIDA, INCLUDING NON-RESI-
DENTS OWNING PROPERTY OR SUBJECT
TO TAXATION THEREIN, AND ALL OTHERS
HAVING OR CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR
INTEREST IN PROPERTY TO BE AFFECTED
BY THE ISSUANCE OF THE PLAINTIFF'S
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT REVENUE BONDS.
AND ITS BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES,
HEREINAFTER MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED-OR TO BE AFFECTED IN ANY
WAY THEREBY:;
The above cause coming on to be heard upon
the Complaint this day filed herein by the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida, seeking to determine the
authority of the City of Port St. Joe to issue its'
Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds. (Marina
Project) in the amount of not to exceed $2.500,000
(the "Bonds") and its Bond Anticipation Notes in
the amount of not to exceed $2,500,000 (the "Bond
Anticipation Notes"), a more particular description
of said Bonds and Bond Anticipation Notes being
contained in the Complaint filed in these proceed-
ings. to determine the legality of the proceedings
had and takenin connection therewith and the
legality of the provisions. covenants and agree.
mencs contained therein and the revenues pledged
to the payment thereof and seeking a Judgment or
this Court to validate the proceedings for said
Bond, arnd said Bond Anticiption Notes. the re,
enues pledged for the payment thereof, and said
Bonds and Bond Anrcipaion Notes when issued
pursuant thereto. and said Complaint now having
been presented io this Court. icr entry of an Order
to Show Cau-e pursuant to Chapter 75 Florida
Statues, and the Court being llull. advised In the
premises:
FT IS ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the
State of Flonda. through the Stat" Attorney of the
Fourteenth Judicl al Circuit lf Flonda. and the sev-
eral taxpayers property owners and cuzens of the
Citv of Fort St Joe including non-residents own-
tm property or subject to taxation therein, and all
otler; having or claiming any right. d title or interest
in property to be affected In any way thereby, or to
be affected thereby be and they are each hereby
required to appear and show cause. if any there be.
before hiu s Court on the 21 st day of April. 1998. at
10 00 o'clock AM in the Chambers of the under-
signed Judge at the Gulf County Courhouse In the
City of Port St Joe. Florida. why the prayer of said
Complaint should not be granted and why the pro.
ceedinfs lor said Bonds and Bond Anticipaton
Notes when issued pursuant thereto and the rev.
enue- pledged to the payment thereof should not
be vall.dated and confirmed as therein prayed
AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND
ADJUDGED that" this' Order to Shos. Cause be
published in the manner required by Seur
75 06 Florida Statutes
AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND
ADJUDGED that by such publicuanon of this Order
all taxpayers, property owners and citizens of the
City of For St .Joe. Including non-residents own-
ing property or subject to taxjauon trernr, and all
others havingor claiming any ngnt ule or Interest
Sin the City of Port St Joe or the taxable property
therein or in any properrv to be affected b\ the
issuance of said Bonds or said Bond Anucpation
Notes or to be aiTected in any way thereby. or the
i.aliditi of uch Bonds and Bond Anucipauon
Note ., or of any rerenue5 pledged for payment
thereof or of the proceedings authorinang the
i_'uance of 53ld Bonds and Bond AriucipaUon
Notes. including any remedies provided for their
collection be and they are made parCes defendant
to thlas proceeding, and that this Court shall haie
jun-sdicuon of them to the same extent as it named
as defendants in said Complaint and personally
ser,-ed with process in this cause
DONE AND ORDERED in chambers at Fort
St Joe. Gulf Courts. Flonrda this i6in day of
March. 1998.
/s/ Robert Moore
ACTING CIRCUIT JUDGE
2tc March 26 and April 2. 1998

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA..CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 97-208-CA
BANK UNITED,.
Plaintiff.
vs.
IRALMIOND HOLLAND and WILMA B
HOLLAND. his i.le. and UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA. '
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 458 -
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Summarny Final Judgment of foreclosure
dated November 21. 1997 and an Order Resetting
Sale dated March I I, 1998. and entered in Case
No 97-208 CA of the Circuit Court of the
Fourteenth Judloal Circuit In and fo:r Gulf County.
Flonoa. wherein BANK UNITED. 15 Plaintiff and
RAYMlOND HOLLAND and WqLMA B HOLLAND
his wife and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. are
defendants. I wil sell to the highest and best bid
der for cash at the front door of the Gulf Count)
Courth..use a 1100 Sin St-ee. Pon Saint Joe.
Gull Countm. Florida 32456. at I 11 00 oclock a m
EST onr the 9th diy of April 1998. the following
oeacnbed property as .et forth min slaid Order or
Final Judgment to-wit
LOT 8. BLOCK "H OF FOREHAND'S SEC-
OND ADDITION TO HIGHLAND:VIEW
ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT
THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, PLAT BOOK 1
AT PAGE 50. (FROM OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 80. PAGE-198, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to participate
in th, proceeding you are enuded. at no cost to
o.u to the prox.sion of certain assistance Please
cc.nact the Court at 18501 22961 1 within tw., 121
wor-king dais of sour receipt of this Notice if you
are hearing or olce Impaired call Flonda Relas
Service (800) 955-8770.
DATED at Port Sti Joe. Florida, on March 11.
SBENNY C. ULISTER
SAs Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ T. Knox
As Deputy Clerk
SMITH & HIAIT, P.A .. ,
Aitorres i for Plaintff.
2691 East Oakland Park Boulevard. Suite 303
Ftn Lauderdale FL 33306
2tc. March 26 and April 2. 1998.


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids in duplicate will be received until 4:00
p.m.. Tuesday. Aptil 14th. 1998 by the City of
Wewahitchka, Wewahitchka, Florida at which
time and place all bids will be publicly opened and
read aloud for:
Re-Roofing
Wewahitchka City Hall
For
Wewahitchka Board of City Commissioners
Wewahltchka, Florida
The Contractor shall furnish all labor, materials
and equipment; and shall be responsible for the
entire completion of this project.
Plans, specifications and contract documents may
be inspected and procured at the office of the
Architect. 130 Highway 22. Wewahitchka. Florida,
by General Contractors, upon a deposit of $IL5.
per set for plans and specifications.
Cashier's check, certified check, or bid bond, for
not less than 5% of the amount of bid, must
accompany each proposal.
Workman'% Compensation Insurance will be
required of the successful bidder.
Payment of this project shall be of one lump sum
and upon satisfactory completion of this project
after inspection.
No bidder shall withdraw his or her bid for a period
of (30) thirty days after date set for opening.
Right is reserved to reject any and all proposals
and waive technicalities.
/s/ Donald Minchew
City Manager
Donald Minchew
Wewahltchka. Florida
Charles A. Gaskin, ARA
ARCHITECT
P. 0. Box 7
Wewahitchka. Florida 32465

ADDENDUM NO.1
to
RE-ROOFING
WEWAHITCHKA CITY HALL"
FOR
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
Wewahitchka, Florida
JOB NO: 9711
March 26. 1998
ITEM NO. 1: Clarification: Bids will be received
until 6:30 PM C.S.T. on April 13, 1998 at the City
Commission Board Room in lieu of 4:00 PM on the
same day as stated in previous Advertisement For
Bids.
/s/ DON MINCHEW
CITY MANAGER
Wewahitchka, Florida
/s/ CHARLES A. GASKIN, ARA
ARCHITECT
130 Hwy. 22. P. O. Box 7:
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
ltc, April 2, 1998.

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will hold a public hearing, Tuesday. April 14. 1998.
at 6:05 p.m., E.D.T.,' to consider adoption of an
ordinance with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE GOVERNING THE SUBDIVI-
SION OF LAND IN GULF COUNTY; PROVIDING
FOR THE PURPOSES, INTENT, DEFINITIONS.
METHODS OF PLAT APPROVAL AND
REQUIREMENTS THEREFORE PROVIDING
THE SIZE LOTS. STREETS, AND ALLEYS;
PROVIDING FOR VARIANCES ; PROVIDING
FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE PROVI-
SIONS OF SAID ORDINANCE; PROVIDING
FOR THE REPEAL OF ALL ORDINANCES 6.
78-1. 79-2, 83-2, 85-3, PROVIDING. AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
/s/ Benny C. Lister Warren J Yeager, Jr.
Clerk Chairman .
Itc, April2. 1998:

PUBLIC NOTICE
'The Gulf Count) Board of County Comminssioners
will hold a public hearing. Tuesday. April 14. 1998,
at 6-10 pm. E D T to consider adoption of an.
ordinance with the following titlle
AN ORDINANCE SETTING UP A LICENSING PRO.
GRAM TO REGULATE CONTRACTORS IN GULF-
C COUNTY, PROVIDiNG FOR DEFINITIONS OF VAR-
IOUS KINDS OF CONTRACTORS.. REGISTRATION
BIOARDAND RELATED DEFINITIONS- CREATING
THE. GULF.COUNTY CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
LICENSING BOARD. PROVIDING THAT THE MEM-
BERS OF SAID LICENSING BOARD SHALL BE
THE SAME AS THOSE OF THE CONSTRUCTION
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND APPEALS OF
GULF COUNTY AS AUTHORIZED BY THE STAN-
DARD BUILDING CODE AND PROVIDING FOR
THE POWERS. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILmES
OF SAID BOARD PRESCRIBING QUALIFICA.
TIONS AND MAKING PROVISIONS FOR THE
REGISTRATION AND EXAMINATION OF CON.
TRACTORS- PROVIDING FOR THE RENEWAL,
THEREOF AND MAKING CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS
AND EXEMPTIONS FROM SAID PROVISIONS:
PROVIDING FOR THE PAYIENTr AND COLLECT.
TION OF FEES IN CONNECTION THEREWITIH AND
MAKING PROVISiON FOR THE USE AND DISPO-
SITION THEREOF. MAKING CERTAIN ACTS
UNLAWFTUL AND PRESCRIBING FOR SEVERABIL-
ITY. REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 94-05 AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
/s/ Benny C. Lister Warren J. Yeager. Jr.
Clerk Chairman
Itc, April 2, 1998,

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE: OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 98-18
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
HELEN WEST,
Deceased.
/
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST-THE ESTATE:
o The doiTnciliary admirdsurauon of the estate
of HELEN WEST deceased Case No 98-18 is
pending in the CihcuIt Court for Gulf County,
Flonda. Probate Di islon. the address of which Is
Gullf County Courthouse. 1000 5th Street Port St.
Joe. Florida. 32456 The name and address of the
drructiliary personal repreientau.e and that per-
sonal representative s attorney are .Iet forth belc,
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedents
e.'aLe on whom a cc'ps of ths notice is served with-
In three months after the dste of the first public
uon of this note mnuut ile their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
S. MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THE NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and persons
having claims or demands against the estate of the
decedent must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST ,PUBLICATION .OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice is
April 2. 1998.
/s/ WILLIAM I. WEST. JR.
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
/s/ THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH & GIBSON. PA.
206 E. Fourth Street
P.O. Box 39
Port St. Joe. FL 32457
(850) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
2tc. April 2 and 9, 1998.


NOTICE
Persons wishing to file as candidates in The City of
Port St. Joe election to be held May 12. 1998 for
the following offices:
COMMISSIONER- GROUP III
COMMISSIONER, GROUP IV
"Candidate Qualifying Period" will begin April 15,
1998 at 12:00 noon and ending April 22. 1998 at'
12:00 noon. Forms for filing are available in the
Supervisor of Elections Office. Gulf County
Courthouse, Port St. Joe. Florida.
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
By: /s/ Pauline Pendarvis
City Auditor-Clerk
2tc, March 26 and April 2, 1998.


facility pledges to: significantly
reduce the withdrawal of water
from the Floridan aquifer; reduce
the facility's overall water usage;
electricity usage by changing out
lighting to more energy; efficient
lighting: continue a recycling


effort that financially subsidizes a
retirement community;:. recycle
scrap resin which is a contributor
to the facility's landfill usage, and
reduce the generation of haz-
ardous waste..
The PEP program accepts


applications at any time during
the year. To find but more infdr-
mation about. the program, please
call the Division of Air Resources
Management at (850) 488-1348 or'
visit their website at http://www.
state.fl.us/air/pep. /


I- ANNOUNCEMENT


Officials from the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) announced
recently that Arizona Chemical's
Port St. Joe plant has become a
participant In a statewide pro-
gram aimed at protecting
Florida's environment.

"We are very delighted that
Arizona Chemical has taken the;:
lead in environmental steward-
ship and has become the f'irt ,
chemical manufacturing facility,;
to join the department's new ini-
tiative, Partnership for Ecosystem
Protection or PEP," said DEP's
Division of Air Resource
Management Director Howard
Rhodes.

"Arizona Chemical is demon-
strating that they can reduce uLi-
lization of a natural resource
(water) and still meet their busi-
ness goals."

Port St. Joe plant manager
Dave Garrett said, "All of us at the ;
facility are honored to be in part-
nership with the state's environ- ,
mental team. We see this partner-
ship as an excellent opportunity
to show our commitment and
leadership toward responsible
environmental performance."

Arizona Chemical's Port St.
Joe plant submitted a pledge
application with six pollution pre-
vention activities planned.
Under the agreement, the


Sandy Smock
-Managing Broker

Tomn Mays
Salesperson
Suite 100
Hwy. 98
The Port Inn


SFantasy


1200 US. Hwy. 98
Mexico' Beadh, FL 32410
850.648.5146 or 1.800.458.7478


NEW LISTINGS:
209 Gulf Aire Dr. -Gulf Aire Subdivision-
Custom built in 1995 this beaut iful and unique 3
Br 2Ba home in like new condition is a' real find.
Totally constructed to provide a maintenance
free exterior, set on a beautifully landscaped 75'
x,. 120' lot with a unique atrium, garden family
room, this well appointed home provides for
comfortable year round indoor, outdoor living.'
1880 Sq Ft of top of the line finish, tile, and
materials all within steps of a private dedicated
beach, tennis courts and swimming pool in one
of Gulf county's nicest restricted communities.
Must see to appreciate. 179,9i10. iFPI
GRAND ISLE SUBDIVISION -iKim Kove. Lot
15, Block D, Unit 15. Nice residential area Great
lot, great price, $15,000.

1220 N. 15th St. Mexico Beach'. Home on
stilts, very large lot with fruit trees. grape vines,
etc. Very clean and well maintained home.
Underneath could easily be closed in for extra
room. 2 bedroom, one bath with ceramic tile,
carpet like new. quiet neighborhood. Please call
for more information $95,000.
8417 Tradewinds Dr., Gulfaire Subd., This 3
story home has all the angles for the contem-
porary lover-including an 8ix180 gulf view
lot assures nightly sunsets. Appro\. 2600 sq.
ft. living space includes 4 bedrooms, 3 baths,
2 fireplaces, family room, open kitchen with :
bar and dining area, living ro6m: All nwin-
dows secure with storm shutters. One-car
garage workk room, decks, landscaped yard
with sprinkler system. Homeowners Asso-
ciation provides pool and tennis courts. Your
perfect family home priced at.$288,000.00.
OVERSTREET, 1426 Pleasant Rest Rd. 2 bd.,
2 ba., split plan mobile home on cleared
approx. 1/2 acre lot, paved road, all utilities,
well, septic, satellite dish, 4' deep x 24' round
above ground pool. Perfect for your country
living, yet within 10 minutes to two towns.
Priced to sell at $27,500.
GULF FRONT .
7991 Hwy. 98 Windrush St. Joe Beach. BEACH-
FRONT HOME. 4 bd., 3 ba. single family dwelling
w.-'approx. 19.50 sf living space is just 3 % rs old, mas-
ter bath room has lacuzzi & walk-inrshower. kitchen is
all electric. Designed with living space- facing the
Gulf this home has sunning deck. outd.:-or h c show-
er, dune walkover, 2 car pased parking under unit and
outdoor brick grill. Handicappe ~o* cs.ible '. 'eleva-
tor E\cellent rental unit $415ul ..6
Mexico Beach 112-C S. 32nd St.\'erV nice 2bd., 2
ba condo, Pelican Roost C in beachfront building.
Ground unit. Excellent condition. Washer dryer,
dishwasher, microwave, stove, relrig., ceiling fans,.
all furnishings. $103,900.
Cape San Bias Cape Sands Landing. Nicely dec-
orated beachside toiT slke. Duplex unit. 2 bd.
and 2 bath downsUlta L bed rooms upstairs.
Nice screened-in porch steps to the gulf Fully fur-
nished. $149,000..
7799 Hwy 98, St. Joe Beach Far N Away Beautifully
decorated 3 Br 2 Ba half of duplex, completely remod-
eled. 1 Br 1 Ba downstairs, 2 Br 1 Ba' upstairs.
Washer/dryer, CH/A. Excellent rental; $199,000
378 Gulf Pines Dr., Gulf Pines Subd., One of the
finest Gulf front homes in the area. Gorgeous 5 bed-
room, two bath, with many amenities, including ele-.
vator, elec. storm shutters, irrigatipn syisem, cumtomi
counter tops, 12' ceilings, glass bldck rymeaster bath
extensive decking, boardwalk to the beach fireplace.
The nicely landscaped home has a wrap around
porch, sundeck with sunbrella, and a screened porch.
Comes with refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, satellite
dish and window treatments. Located on almost 1
acre. $489,900.


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Frank Hannon
Broker-Salesperson

Ted Cannon
Associate


27-1450


John M. Delorme, Realtor
S. 647-3633-
r no n rti In ,C. Ellen F. Alleore, Realtor
-1p 1ob ,ftiJ.JL, .c ,. M. AI.V 647-8939
.- 'Joy Holder 648-8493
2221 CR C-30 I Patricia Raap- 648-5965
.1 Moira Ritch 6484217
Simmons Bayou on St. Joe Bay REALTOR" Donna Selfert 648-5919
850.227.2511 or 888.458.7470 UMLSrEusn r Joan Smlthwick 647-4150
850.7.511 r .4 Bobb Seward ?27-3622
M LSo Ton Graney 647-3736


GULFAIRE SUBDIVISION
Gulfaire Dr. -Triplex. Two 3 Br 2 Ba uitr. and one 1
Br. 1 Ba unit. Very nice. Good inves-ment. To be sold
together: Total price $175,000
Gulf Aire Suld., 102 Sea Pines Dr. Want room' Large
2200+ sf. frame, 2-story home on comer lot 2 bd., 1
ba recreational room downstairs, 2 bd., Tba, living
room. dining room, replace, and kitchen upstairs.
Remodeled in 195. Very comfortable. MUST SEE!

BEACHSIDE
121 Hwy. 386. Just a short walk to the beach 2 levels.
3 bd.. 3 ba cedar home on tilt.s. Ground level has 1I
bd. I ba., and kitchenette imother-in-lai quarters.i

hcp a Ni achen.
dining & t ing room area with beautiful corner stone
rwood burning fireplace. Approx. 1.950 sq. ft ot living
space, lot size 100'x75'. Full decks w/south deck
screened in and tile flooring. cen h/a pient) of stor-
age and priced to sell!! .139,900.
MIEXICO BEACH- 111iS. 37th St., -Unit 4 Pier Poinle
Townhouse. 2 bedroom U/ ath, fully furnished.
Nice gulf view from ubIjLOnew air cond. Large
back deck. Excellent cond ition features include an all
electric kitchen, sunken living room, garden tub.
Excellent rental. $110,000. t
MEXICO BEACH BEACHSIDE 116 41st St. Very'
nice 3 bd., 2 ba. individual home on Ia 75?90' lot7.
home features an all electric kitchen, lg 12\24 glassed
in porch, sIiding door, from porch to bedrc,om, ceiling
fans, carpeted, e\ten.iye remodeling, hot/cold out-
'side shower, patio, 1 storage shed, 10x16'. Good view
of the gulf. $159,900.
PORT ST. JOE
1801 Garrison Ave. Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. concrete
block home with aluminum siding approx. 2500 SF. A
-, new addition of master BR w/sitting room & ba. 1.5
S\s. old, sun porch, screen porch, den, vinyl, carpet,
ch a, sto e, refrig., dishwasher, gas hot water heater.
Sprinkler system, timer, separate well. Lot 75'x150'.
Must see to appreciate. $92,000.
208 Gautier Memorial, Port St. Joe. Contemporary
3500 sq. ft. Florida home w/bahama shutters. 4 bd., 2.5
ba., great room, gourmet kitchen, breakfast area & wet
bar all open to form great entertainment area. Unique.
kit. layout w/2 double sinks, 2 dishwashers, 2 trash
compactors, 40' counter & bar space. Viking, appli-
ances include built-in gas convection oven, warmer,
48" island cooktop w/24" grill, sub-zero refrigerator &,
Amanda commercial built-in microwave. Corian
countertops throughout. Wet bar .w/sink & ice
machine. Butler's pantry w/built-in buffet & full-out
cabinets. Rear carpeted screen porch features custom-
built outside kit. w/12' stainless steel top w/sink,
warmer, 2-60,000 btu burners & 32" grill and -2 48"
Viking hoods. Child ren s living area has 3 bd., conti-
nental bath w/whirlpool, living area & built-in com-
puter/study area. Huge master bath & dressing area
as 14' his/her vanity, 7' Jacuzzi, separate 5'x5' tile 2-
person shower, his/her large walk-in closets. Many
other features included with this beautiful home.
Contact Joan for detailed list. $365,000.
804 Garrison Ave. 3 bedroom, 1 bath Spanish style
stucco 1204 sq. ft., open courtyard entry, 1g. in-ground
pool, fenced, city water & sewer, well for irrigation,
gas heat, window air, Lot 75x150', $6 Reduced to
$64,950.
137 Cape Plantation Dr. Beautiful 3 BR 2 BA stilt home
in restricted subdivision. Great room with fireplace
opens onto larger 12'x28' screen porch overlooking
16th green of St. Joseph's Bay Country Club.
Underneath parking and storage. ch/a, Jennaire stove,
refrig., microwave, dishwasher, disposal. Well kept.
$179,900.
ST. JOE BEACH
.Seashores Subd. 101 Nautilus. Like New. Corner
lot in restricted subdivision, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
with washer/dryer off master suite and kitchen.
Wired for surround sound, ideal for year round liv-
ing or summer home. 2 car garage, 1 block to the
beach. $116,500.
SEASHORES 8102 Alabama Ave. nice 3 bedroom, 2


ACROSS HIGHWAY FROM BEACH bath home in an exclusive subdivision. Fully land-
.IG A Rscaped| Elatjll inaA Tyo car
201 Nan Nook, Mexico Beach. $105,000. ONE OF A garage. nc I ,= l garden
KIND. 2 bd., I'ba. upstairs, 1 bd., 1 ba. mother-in-law tub, fireplace, cathedral ceiling, white lacquered cabi-
apt. downstairs. This home is on 2 lots with fenced in nets, architectural shingles. A must see. $118,000.
above ground swimnOLoGlreat room has fire- 254 Coronado St. Really nice well maintained 3 bd 1
place. Central heat an air. exTing fans throughout. 1/2 ba. 12x60' mobile home, furnished with dish-
Garage. Large screen porch on downstairs apt. Deck washer, ref., gas stove, ch/a, microwave. Kitchen and
off of upstairs apt. Very nice neighborhood. bath redone. Also enclosed front porch .and a back
801 Maryland Dr. Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. 14x70' mobile deck, 2 sheds, sprinkler and well. Property 135'x150'
home. Cen. heat/air, large deck, $49,000. under chain link fence. $i76,999 Reduced to $65,000 or
mobile home on 75'x150' lot, $45,000. GREAT BUY!


COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT PROP.
Port St Joe Appro\. 2 acres commercial 'industrial --
Slots of possibilities $99,000

Motel -4103 Hwy. 98- Mlexico Beach. Located on four
lots, gunite swimming pool, boat parking, good
investment potential. $550,000.
Mexico Beach Marina located on Mexico Beach
Canal 4 lots, bait and tackle shop gasoline pumps.
boat docks, 3,000 + sq. ft. bldg. $Aq9,000.
MEXICO BEACH VIDEO, 2704 Hwy. 98, Business
Only. All racks and futures. computer cash register.
copy machine 1g. movie in- entory. 2 r building lease
av.ilabl. 35 L00. ,, .

-'- OVERSTREET '" '

178 S. Canal St. canal front. 3 bd.,. 2 ba. appro..
1650 sf. ch/a, well. septic, 2 car garage, full front &
back decks, back deck includes a 20x."- screened in
area, downstairs office, walk-in pantry, refrig..
satellite dish w/set-up equipment, 1,264j- acre-s.
100' on Intracoastal IWaterway w. 'dock. .140.000

"LOTS
CAPE SAN BLAS/'INDIAN PASS
,San Bias Plantation S/D. BEACHSIDE AND OWN-
ER FIN A NCING! Lots 14, 19, 21 $34,500. Lots 23, 25,
28, 30 $29,500. Lots 36, 38, 40 $15,500.
INDIAN PASS Beautiful Gulf front lot one of a
kind.0 D t- r -30B.
Onehu EW =em iIh side
of road. Nice trees, vegetation, Jrrific beach. $198,000.
Gulf Side White Sands Dr. Two 25'x100' lots -
cleared, $25,000 for both.
MEXICO BEACH Houses Only
424 New Mexico. 224'x158'x189'; lot 25, Blk B, Unit 14
triangular wooded lot. $12,500. Single family home
only. ;
410, 412, 414 Colorado Dr. 100'x158.33' each Lot 12,
14, 16, Block B, Unit 14. $28,900 each. Owner financ-
ing, with 20% down,.10% 10 years.
420 Colorado Dr. 1001x158.33' Lot 22, Blk B, Unit
14. $30,900, Owner financing, with 20% down, 10% 10
years.
413, 415 Fifth St. 100'x158.33' Lot 13, 15, Bik A, Unit
14. $31,900 each. Owner financing, with 20% down,
10% 10 years.
304 & 306 Hatley Dr. Lots 4 and 5, Block B. Two
nice residential lots, 87.' x 108' each. $13,500 each.
Grand Isle Nan Nook and Kim Kove Lot 19, Blk D
71' X 115'. $11,500
Wysong S/D Comer of Robin Lane & 15th St. Lot'
1, Blk 3 149' X 70' X 127 X 100'. $14,000 MAKE OFFER
- BEACON HILL
Houses Only
Triton St. Lots 5 & 6, Blk 3, Unit 1 irregular. $32,000
GULFAIRE SUBDIVISION
Homes Only Subdivision swimming pool and ten-
nis courts
Christen's Curve. Nice cleared lot, triangular shape,
near pool and tennis court. Phase IV, Lot 8, $27,900.-
SEASHORES SUBDIVISION
Lot, Nautilus Dr., Seashores Lot 3, Blk A, 85x150,
$23,000.
Nautilus Dr. Lots 4,5,6,7, & 8, Block A. $22,000 each.
ST. JOE BEACH
Mobile Homes or Houses
Pineda St. 50' X 125' each -3 lots in first block across
from beach. $25,000 each
OVERSTREET AREA
FIVE ACRES. on the Intracoastal Waterway, approxi-
mately 500' water frontage. Lot size approximately
500'x450'. $85,000.
Wetappo Creek and Highway 386 15.5 acres Great
Potential. $70,000

WETAPPO CREEK ESTATES. Wetappd Dr. Lot 2, Blk.
C. Has septic tank, houses only, 110' x 200', $9,000.
WEWAHITCHKA AREA
Highway 71 Gulf County Farms 4 acres. $15,700
Riverside Park Land Dr. Lots 9 & 10. One block to
boat basin. $8,000 each. Both lots available for less
money.


http://www.homtown.com/fantasy

e-mail: fantasy@digitalexp.com


Hannon Realty and Mr. Frank Hannon are
please to announce the appointment of Ms.
Sandra K. Smock as President and qualifying
Broker of Hannon Realty, Inc. Mr Hannon has
also transferred his ownership interest to Ms
Smock and her husband, Tom Mays.

After 50 years of service to the Port St Joe
community, Mr. Hannon retires from active par-
ticipat;on in Ihe firm's affairs, but remains asso-
ciated with Hannon Realty, Inc. as a broker-
salesman.


HANNON REALTY, INC.


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Thi star Pnrt St. Joe. FL Thursday. Anril 2. 1998


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.
t fc3/5





1970 24 ft. Winnebago motor home. '
$1.200 obo. 648-4468. 2tp 4/2
1992 Dodge 4 door Dynasty, loaded,
117k miles, very good cond., $3,450
obo. Call 647-8664 days, 648-4526
night. 2tp 3/26
1979 28' Southwind motor home,
loaded 400 Dodge' engine, very good
cond., ready to ;'go. $8,750. obo,. Call
647-8664 days. 648-4526 night.
2tp 3/26
'88 FORD FI50 LX4. in excellent condi-
tion. $6,300. 648-8914. 1 tc 3/26


'73 Jeep CJ5. hard top. 304 V8, runs,
great, new tires. $2,500. 648-8110.
r ltp,4/2

'86 S-10 extended cab. 2wd. am/fm
stereo cassette;, custom rims & tires,
$3,500. 227-1568 after 5. 4tc 3/26
'93 Honda 250 Nighthawk motorcycle.
low miles. S1,950. Call 227-1639 or
227-1109. ask for Charlie or Linda.
S.. tfc4/2,


14' Whitelne aluminum bateau. 40 hp
Suzuki motor with electric start, trolling
motor and trailer. S3.000 firm. Call
227-1800 after 5:00 PM or call and
leave message. tfe 4/2
26. 1 Mako with twin 150 hp Evinrudes.
less than 400 hours. Some electronics
and all aluminum tandem trailer.
Reasonable offer. 648-8211. tfc 4/2






Mexico Beach cottage, furnished. I
bdrm.. 1 ba.. one block from beach.
Ideal for single person or weekend get-
away. Available Apr.-Nov. 8300 mo.
plus utilities. S200 deposit. No pets.
647-5792.leave message. 2tp 4/2
Office Space: Professional office build-
ing In downtown Port St. Joe for lease.
Approx. 1.)00 sq. ft. Very versatile
space. 229-9766. 4tp 4/2
For rent at Mexico Beach: practically
new 2 bdrm.. 2 ba. furnished 14x70
mobile home w/cen. h/a, and w/d.
Available 4/1/98 will rent with or-with-
out utilities $550 or $400. Sorry, no
pets. 648-5905 after 6 p.m. Itc 4/2


Lot, 3/4 acre, corner lot. East Lakevilew
and Sunset Drive in Wewahitchka, $125,'
per month. 639-5182. tfc 3/26
Mobile home. 2 bdrm.. I ba.. unfur-
nished, St. Joe Beach, private lot. S350
per mo. including water and sewer.
$150 security deposit, adults only, no
pets. 1 year lease required. Call 850-
647-5194. tfc 3/19
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 Informaton. 4tc 3/19
One bedroom, one bath house with
appliances & garage. 204 13th St., Port
St. Joe. 648-8007. Itp 4/2


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


Two bedroom furnished trailer at
Overstreet. Call 648-5306. tfc 4/2
For Sale/Rent: Bayfront house at Cape
San Blas, 3 bdrm., 2 ba., Ig. covered
decks, appliances. Call Phil at 227-
2112 or 229-8409. tfc 4/2
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
Two bedroom, central h/a, mobile home
in Wewa. 639-5552; evenings, 648-
5344. tfc 4/2
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 .Iof Mexico
Beach, Inc. 648-5777 or 1-800-874-
5073. tfc 4/2

For Rent: 3 bedroom. 2 'bath, pool,
garage. 124 Selma. St. Joe Beach, $750
month. First and last plus cleaning
deposit. 647-3461 r 1-61 2-416-371 I.
tfc 4/2


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. onr
site '
Equal Oppor. 'Housing Complex.
.Call 229-6353 for more Information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
Stfc4/2


Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. I block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc.4/2


1,200 sq. ft. office space, located on
Hwy. C-30, $750 month, Includes utili-
ties. Call 227-1774. tfc 4/2


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.
washee/dryer hook-up.
*One bedroom. apartmentt, .washer.,..
/dryer hook-up., ,,,,- .
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. /2
S tic4/2

One and two bedroom apartments. 2
blocks from beach. Beacon Hill. reason-
able. Call 912-246-1250. tifc 4/2

Executive home: 3 bedroom. 2 bath,
appliances, on golf course. 229-7177
days. ask for Colleen. 5tc 4/2





Attic-Remodeling Sale: Clothing.,
kitchen Items, knIck knacks, misc. fur-
niture and much more. Sat. Sun., 8:00
a.m. 3:00 p.m 4473 Hwy. 98 W
PARKING LOT SALE:
Marquardt's Marina. Hwy. 98. Mexico
Beach, FL.
Yard Sale: Great values Glassware, fur-
niture. etc. 212 Balboa St., St. Joe
Beach. 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
Yard Sale: Saturday, April 4, 8:00 -
1:00. 301 15th St. Itc 4/2
Yard Sale: Moving Sale, furniture, book-
case beds. lots of good stuff. 8 a.m. Sat..
April 4th. 2101 Monument Ave., PSJ
Inside Garage Sale: Sat.. April 4. 8 a.m.
12" noon EST. Bunh beds, 850:
women's 26" bike $35; ab roller 820;
much, much more. 6448 Americus
Ave., St. Joe Beach (barn style house
between Canal & Bay St.)
Garage Sale. 212 Desoto St., St. Joe
Beach. Sat.. April 4. 8 a.m. until, multi-
family. Many tapes and cd's, children's
clothing & toys. Little Tyke yard.toys,
and an assortment of Nintendo games.
Yard Sale: Saturday, 157 Joe Avenue,
White City. Itc 4/2'
Yard Sale: 100 Third St., Mexico Beach.'
Saturday, 8:00 CT. Day bed, clothes 0f
misc. tp
Port St. Joe Garden Club Plant Sale -
Yard Sale Bake Sale Saturday, April
4, 8 a.m.-till. Port St. Joe Garden Club,
8th St. ltp 4/2

One stop / Two yard sales. Corner of
Avenue A and Liberty. 8 a.m. noon.
Rain or shine. Children's clothes, too
good to miss
Two Family Yard Sale: Sat., April 4, 8
a.m. noon, 603 16th St. Kids' games,
kids' clothes, TV, dresser, books, boys'
bicycles, lots of other stuff. Itc 4/2,

3 Family Yard Sale: Sat., April 4, 7:00
a.m. till at 522 Sixth St., Port St. Joe.
Infant car seat, activity saucer, baby
clothes, boys and girls' Infant to 3T.
Ladies' clothes, size 7/8, toys, misc.
Items. Itp 4/2

FREE YARD/GARAGE SALE SIGNS.
PAWN SHOPPE, 216 THIRD ST.
tfc 4/2


Adult Case Manager. Gulf LIfe
Management Center has an immediate
opening for a part-time Case Manager to
work with adult mental health clients
and their families. Duties: interviewing,
crisis counseling, case management.
home visits, treatment planning and
record keeping. Min. Req.: Bachelor's
degree ein a mental health discipline.
On-call rotation will be required Apply
to Edwin R. Ailes, Director, 311
Williams Ave., Port St. Joe, FL32456.
E.O.E. ltc 412


Counselor Gull" Life Management
Center has an opening for an Adult
Services Counselor to work with mental
health clients and their families. Duties:
interviews and evaluations, Individual.
group, and .family counseling, case
management, home visits, treatment c
planning and record keeping; .and
agency consultation. Min. Req.:
Bachelor's degree ein a mental health
discipline with experience. On-call rota-
tion will be required Apply to Edwin R.
Ailes. Director. 311 Williams Ave.. Port
St. joe, FL 32456. E.O.E. ltc 4/2
Sunrise-Bay ,St. Joseph Care Center
has the following poslUons available
ADON, experienced In long term care.
Staff Developer, experience helpful.
Excellent wage and benefit package..
Call or appointment or send resume to
Bay St. Joseph Care Center, 220 9th
St., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, 850-229-;
8244, fax 850-229-1042. 2tc 4/2
Need someone to drive an elderly lady
about 3 days a week. Call Frenchie
Ramsey; 227- 1278. ,

Waiters, waitresses and cashiers apply
In person at Toucan's on Hwy. 98.
Mexico Beach. See Bill or John. No
phone calls please. tic. 3/26


Caring individual needed as CNA; need
one for 3-11 I and one for 11-7 Excellent
medical Insurance plan: above average
salary. Call for In2terlew or come by
Bay St. Joseph Care Center. 220 9th
St.. 229-8244. 2tc 4/2


Housekeepers needed. Must1be' able' to
work Sundays. Call 647-5097 or 648-
4112. : ltc 4/2


CUSTOMER SERVICE
REPRESENTATIVE
GT Corn seeks experienced service rep
to handle a full range of customer
request and inquiries at our Port St Joe
location. Successful candidate will pos-
sess good written and oral communica-
tion interpersonal and problem solving
skills. Position handles a large volume
of incoming telephone calls, involves
correcting billing discrepancies.
preparing work orders for service
request and ensuring appropriate fol-
low-up occurs Position also involves
resolving delinquent accounts, billing
and posting accounts anrd selling a
complete range of telephone and pag-
ing services and equipment.
We require high school diploma with at
least two years customer service experi-
ence. Associates degree may be substi-
tuted for customer serviceexperience.
Personal computing is required :aqnd
knowledge of inlerner ;s a plus. We test
for data entry proficiency and are a
drug free workplace.
We offer a full range of benefits mnclud-
ing 401 K and immediate healthcare.
Make the move to the fast paced world
of telecommunications today. Send
resume and salary requirements to:



r" .H..' i.i ,

Rodney Dobbins
'GTCom
O P.O. Box 220 '
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
EOE


CARPET CLEANING




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


Dependable, honest, hard-working
part-timne auction help needed. Must be
able to move and think quickly during
fast-paced auctions. Apply at 314 Reid
Ave. Wade Clark Auctions, 229-9282.
ltc 4/2

Maintenance man. minor repairs, year
round position. must have own trans-
portation. benefits. Weekend work nec-
essary during season. Drug free work-
place. Fantasy Properties, 648-5146.
.. : tfc 4/2

Men and v.omen for Christian based
business. No inventory, no delivery Call
639-5575; .2tc 3/26

Case Manager Position: The Gulf Co.
Senior Citizens are now accepting appli-
cations for a part-time Case Manager.
Must have own transportation.b e will-
ing to travel and work itLh elderly.
Receives referrals, completes assess-.
ments, develops care plans, maintains
files, and arranges services. Applica-
tions will be accepted from March 26th
until April 6th. You may pick applica-
tions up from the Port St. Joe Senior
,Center. Interview- will be held on .April
8th. 'Minimum qualifications are .a
Bachelor's degree in social work, sociol-
ogy. psychology, nursing or related
field. Other directly related job educa-
uon or experience may be substituted
for all' or some of these basic require-
ments upon approval of the Area.
Agency on Aging. Social work training
or experience will be given preference.
We are an Equal Opportunity employer.
Information is available at 229-8466
Monday through Friday. 8:00 5:00 ET.
This is a 4 hour per day. 20 hours per
I week position, salary to be discussed
based on qualiflcauons. 2tc 3/26
Receptlonist/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. ..8tc2/5


'Part-time security/grounds keeper,
breakfast attendant/cashier, snack bar
attendant/cashier, Must be 18 or over.
No phone calls. Apply at El Governor
Motel, Mexico Beach, FL. 2tc 4/2
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will accept applications
unild 5:00 p.m..E.D.T.. Thursday. April
9, 1998 for the following position.
BUILDING INSPECTOR/ASSISTANT
PLANNER. Applications may be
obtained at the Gulf County Building
Dept., Room 147, Gulf County
Courthouse,, 1000 5th Street, Port St.
Joe,, FL32456. Monday Friday, 8:00
a..-5:00 p.m. E D.T. Applicants must
have a general knowledge of the build-
:ng field, and a valid Florida Driver's
license. Also, a general understanding
of the Gulf County Comprehensive Plan
would be beneficial. Gulf County
enforces a drug-free workplace policy
and is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer. 2tc 3/26

Experienced office help needed, Port St.
Joe location., Rlch's IGA, contact Betty
at 227-1564. tfc4/2
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-4/2
FREE: someone to clean out garage
and haul off some trash. Call 639-5695,
Wewa. 2tp 3/26





Only 7 left. hand crocheted dresses., s'e
9 to 18 months. Heirloom quality, 827-
2379. 2tc 4/2
Two triple single hung aluminum white
windows. 9'.x4'8" and two triple suigle
hung aluminum white windows. 8'x4'8".
Totala price. 8480. 227-1269.
-tfc 4/2


I TRADES andESERV ~ UUICES E


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



Cabinets, Custom Mantles,
Furniture, Trim.
Bob,'Janna Rinehart
227-3590


ROGER STOKES
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
647-3328
Free Estimates RF 0066770
PLUMBING REPAIRS
.d k..- j 216



RENA CHAFIN .
Inae-penaent Markelr,9g ReD. #119212
107 Sunset Circle Port St. Joe,
850-229-8093


TLC Lawn Service ..
Catering To All our Lawn
Ser.,ice Needs
r.,lc,.ig Trimming Clean rluti
tl.'nlnicurig Spraving Fertilizlr.g
Lrd.icaping and kinor, Sprinkler IPepaor.
fler Aoallabl.Ie 229-6435


(-), 6 Residential
1 ,O r r Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments R-i surir I.-:
A Flea Control .:,]jT,,uT:
* Household Pest Control New Treatmert/ .
* e-:iE raile iwC, l'C i Rep':'i Construction Sites
V'FAMILY OWNED
' PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
S .,' ,r,..) u ':.: ." A *:u'.:.,,', r, ,.-. ; .
Free Estimates & Inspections





STEAM CLEANING


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Glynn Dykes
Drywall
. i "No job loo big, or,loo small".
227-1785 .-
Free Eslimates Insured
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CUSTOM LAWN

SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559



STUTZMAN ROOFING
Specializing in Reroofs .
Single-Ply & Repairs
u'here Qualit is Hiather Than Price'
229-8631
tic -1 2


BART'S 7- I
HANDYMAN '
SERVICE
Household Repairs
Painting, Interior/Exterior "* Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
FREE ESTIMATES
(850) 229-1051.
Ei 4/2


PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.

706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
/ MINI-STORAGE \





5x10 10x10 10X20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT

STEAM CLEANING


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C & Enterprises
BASIC LAWN CARE ..
We Manicufe Your Lawn to Your
Specihcolions
850-647-5722, fax 647-3870,
Cell 850-227-6738 ,f t42


STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr Service
1 C' nRIC 3168 -INSURED
647-8081 "
ALAN STRICKLAND


AAvailable at
; rThe Athletic
'97 State .'
Championship .-
Clocks f>

1 off House,
229-6805


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


Steve Brant's

ROOFING

LICENSED & INSURED
: LIC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call
229-6326
Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218 Ik 4/2


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


GARRY L. GADDIS .
S AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING

648-5474 FL License ER 0010992, RA0054218,


LIC. #RF0051042 RG0051008* ER 0011618
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
pree PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
--a REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
StalflWne INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
t- MINOR ELECTRICAL
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 8501229-6821


/ 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


k%,UMP REPAIR& SALES


LICENSED & INSURED


H & M IRRIGATION
for All Your Watering Needs
:'HAL KEELS FREE
JAMES WILEY ESTIMATES


229-2738
.227-7205


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4-piece bedroom set, 6 draw dresser &
mirror, 4 draw chest, night stand &
queen headboard. $325. Call 227-
1988.. Itp 4/2
Cast iron Whirlpool tub w/pump & all
accessories. Never installed. Must go,
$800 obo, Kenmore gas range, $40.
647-5722. 5tc 4/2
Elegant size 6 wedding dress w/lace-
edged neckline, too beautiful to
describe, must see! Matching veil also.
227-7196 or 229-8216. tfc 4/2
Exercise machine Denise Austin thigh
machine w/instructional video, unused
$50; original price $90. 648-5894.
Sears Kenmore heavy duty plus washer
and dryer, excel, condition, $150 each.
227-1988. Itp
Whirlpool Imperial refrigerator, white 18
cu. ft., works well, first $125 takes it.
648-3029. Itp
7'x4' glass top dining table and 8 black
upholstered chairs. $550. 227-1988.
Prom dresses, size 12 and up. Call 827-
2916, leave message if no answer.
2tc 4/2
White refrigerator, great for river camp..
$75 obo. Call 227-7196 or leave mes-
sage. ltc 4/2


chee St. Apalachicola


Tappan gas stove, $50. 227-1620.
Itc 4/2
Pit group, beige sofa, bed and electric
recliner, 227-1988. Itp
16' camper hull, as is. $550 obo. 12,000
btu window air cond. unit, $150. 648-
4767. 2tc 4/2
For Easter: Children's pageant & Easter
dresses; hats, purse & shoes to match,
asst. sizes. Ladies' Easter dresses, for-
mal, wedding gowns, purses, slippers
all to match, asst. sizes and colors. Call
639-5695, Wewa. 2tp 3/26.
Cash on the Spot will pay top dollar,
up to $1,500 for most old mobile
homes. Damaged or not, fast service. 1-,
800-966-6077. 4tp 3/26,


Small shrimp boat, pleasure boat, fire-
place, freezer, assorted lawn equipment,
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee and much
more. Call 648-5821. 3tp 3/26
Ruger Super Red Hawk 44 mag 9 1/2"
barrel, aimpoint 5000 Red Dot scope,
shoulder, holster, never shot. $800.
Collectors only Dale Earnhardt collector
knives, 1 of 333 made; Richard Petty
1/18 scale 5 car set with silver car, 648-
8110. ltp 4/2
One travel trailer, $2,000. Call 648-
5306., tfc4/2


CONCRETE
CONSTRUCTION
AND BLOCK WORK
Sidewalks-Patios-Driveways
House Foundations
CONCRETE PUMPING
SERVICES
Commercial-Residential
GLEN CLAYTON (850) 653-9243


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

Office: 850-229-6018
4S FAX: 850-229-8976

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


PAWN SHOPPE
Watch Bands & Batteries, 216 3rd St.
.227-PAWN, BUY, SELL OR TRADE
10tc 3/26
Sheet music. Piano/organ/guitar,
Popular/gospel/c&w. Learners/teach-
ers/professionals/collectors. By appti
647-5370. 4tp 3/12,
PAWN SHOPPE
216 THIRD ST.
227-PAWN, BU, SELL OR TRADE
DRIVEWAY SHELL
MUSHROOM COMPOST
BARFIELD'S, 229-2727


Experienced, sitter 1in the comfort bof'
your own home. Young willing to work.,
Call Don at 647-3651. Itp 4/2
Hybrid wolf, nine months old. Call 850-
697-4602, ask for Donna or Jerry. 2tc,
3/26


Reduce toxicity and restore nutrients;
stripped by deworming. Ask BAR- ,
FIELD'S LAWN & GARDEN, 229-2727
about Happy Jack Vitatabs. For dogs,
& cats. (www.happyjackinc.com)
6tc 3/5


3 bedroom, 2 bath home on 3 lots.
Downtown Wewahitchka, located on 3rd
Street and Henry Ave. Call 639-5249.
4tp 4/2
4 bedroom, 2 ba. brick home, Ig. screen
back porch, privacy fence, 104 21st'
Street. Call for appt. to see, 229-6727
after 4:30 p.m. tfc 4/2
3 bedroom, 1 bath home, central
heat/air, 1192 sq. ft. lot size 91x124'.
1908 Cypress Ave.. Mon.-Fri. (850) 227-
1416, ext. 102. 2tc 4/2
:Home for Sale ($49,500). 165 Lucy
:Circle, nIncity limits, 3 bdrm., ch/a, car-
port, large fenced in back yard, excel-
lent neighborhood. For appointment
(call 639-5515,. 2tp 4/2


For'Sale by Owner: 3 bedroom, 1 1/2
bath, fully carpeted, fenced back yard,
$55,000. 520 8th St., 229-6909 by
Appointment only. 5tp 4/2


Highland View, nice home on 2 lots. 3
large bedrooms, completely remodeled,
view of bay, no down payment, low'
monthly payments. Call Joan at Crystal
Sands Realty, Mexico Beach, 648-4400.
tfc:4/2
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 4/2


TRA DE a d E V0E


LAWN CARE, GENERAL REPAIR &
MAINTENANCE, 647-9214.
4tc 3/26
COINS BY THE BAY!
I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens,. fair .prices.
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803.
tfc 4/2
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


STUMP GRINDING
Average Stump $10.00
1-800-628-8733
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
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647-3699 E^"p^pwNCERtEAIR



Catherine L. Collier
/' I +Representatve *
I +211 Alien Memorial Way
Port St. Joe
AVO :II (5)9

* Residential Custom Wood
* Commercial Industrial
A & R Fence
fe. ntelo d Concrete Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 (850) 647-4047


Haul off, clean out garages, attics, yard
sale, storage, etc. 647-9214. 4tc 3/26


Service When You Need Itt
Odell Mize Sharpening Service
Saws, Mower Blades, Tools,
Knives, Scissors, Drill Bits
Odell Mize,Owner
1017 Woodward Ave., PSJ
850-227-1804' 82/;,1


LIVESTOCK
Worseshoeiang

do, d h 95/98


Painting

& Stucco

by DeGraff
Affordable REAL
Stucco Work"
Over 50 colors to choose from.
All Stucco -
No St iiofoam
Also specialttzing i:
Simnulated rick
Simulated Stone
Quality Painting
Call Tim, "The
Stucco Man"
229-8588
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'Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday and
Thursday at 7:00.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Surfside
Serenity Group, meets Mon., Wed, Fri.,
at 7:30 p.m. CST at, 1st United
Methodist Church, '22n d St., Mexico
Beach. Women's open AA meeting, 12
noon CST Thursdays.
eet4ifietld deldoert/itdea9 idsf

Port St. Joe Lodge No. 11 1
/ Reg. Stated Communication
Sst & 3rd Thursday of each-
month, 8:00
4 : S,, 214 Reid AVe',
William J. Guilford, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec. '
1st & 3rd weeks -Dec.


DISCOUNT SERVICES
Storm Damage? Offering water
clean up. Painting Interior -
exterior, sheetrock work, debris
removal, panelling, tree ser-
vices. Call Larry 639-4501
S. c 3/26

BOB'S PAINT &c
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 PEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229


Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

FRANK J. SEIFEin-
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (850) 229-9292 P R0.Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457



REM EMBERo
; 1. When lifewa's lesIscomplicated?
2. When tax return costs were reasonable?
3. When SERVICE was a priority?
IT STILL IS!
Call Wanda Brown Davis at 827-2398 or 827-2398
Now accepting new bookkeeping accounts and
income taxes. Prompt reasonable



T..V... IC.R. SALES
Zenith G.E. -RCA & Magnavox
Factor ) '+ .honzed service
We- S.i What We Sell
S Badcock Hom Furnishings Center
310 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
850-229-6195






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


Circle S Refinishing
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
tic 3/5


For sale by owner: two story new home,
2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2 bath, mas-
ter bdrm., 22'x16' with garden tub,
sunken den w/fireplace and home the-
atre system with surround sound. Front
and rear. porch, 12'x16' util. shed. By
appt. only. 101 Yaupon, 229-6411.
tfc 4/2
YOUR GEORGIA GETAWAY...on Spring
Creek near Lake Seminole sits this 2
bdrm., 1, ba. block cottage with
screened porch. On a half acre lot plus
a separate one room cabin with a bath,
$29,900. Call Linda Atkinson at
Miller-Griffin Realty Co. in
Bainbridge, GA at 1-888-785-8574 or
912-246-3303. 2tc 3/26
Lots on Dead Lakes, West Arm Section.
Call 639-5920. tfc 4/2
Nice 2 bedroom mobile home, fenced-
corner lot, low down payment.
Owner/agent, $25,000. 227-1980.
tfc 4/2
Home Tor sale by owner: brick home, 1
1/2 lots, nice neighborhood. 4 bed-
rooms, 2.5 baths, family room, sun
room. Formal living &' dining room.
Custom kitchen & breakfast nook, hot
tub, swimming pool, large deck, fenced
in back yard. 2700 sq. ft. heating &
cooling. Location 103 20th St., PSJ
(904) 229-8409. By appointment only.
tfc 4/2
3 bedroom, 1 bath brick home on shad-
ed corner lot in: Highland View. Cen.
ht/a, fireplace, hew carpet ln living area,
,utility room, storage and boat shed,
$42,500. 227-1604.= tfc 4/2
Cape. San Blas townhome for sale by
owner. Security gate, ocean view.
Tennis, pool, fishing lakes. Like new,
many extras. Must see to appreciate.
227-3351. tfc 4/2
Three bedroom, 2 bath house, screened
porch, near schools, cen. h&a, $68,000.
Call after 6:00 p.m. 227-2560. tfc 4/2
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n,. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with septic
tank & well. $2,500 down, $132.16 mno.
Call' George, 229-6031. tfc 4/2


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 4/2
A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75'xl50' lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
$55,000. Call 647-3292. tfc 4/2


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.
tfc 3/5







Want to Buy: Nice 14x52', 54' or 56' 2
bdrm. mobile home. Must be 1985
model or newer. Call 648-5905 after 6
p.m. l Itc4/2
Wanted: someone to. share my home in
exchange to help with work. Must have
references. If interested call 639-5695
to see apartment. 2tp 3/26
Wanted house in Wewahitchka area,
Call 227-3511 Pat. tfc 4/2
Sa I M slmS 96' 74 5St|
Ip".S te,s ^it 'He~


JUST A FEW OF OVER 600 MLS LISTINGS THAT WE HAVE

CANAL ST- ST'JOE BEACH :3 BEDROOM 2 BATH MOBILE
HOME VIEW OF THE GULF, LOCATED ION A 50X125FOOT LOT.
VALUE RANGE PRICING $37,900-$45,876 EXCELLENT BUY.
PORT ST. JOE- FORREST PARK-PRICED REDUCE DRASTICAL-
LY, 4 BEDROOM 3 BATH HOME. HEATED POOL, LOCATED ON 2
LOTS NICE MASTER BEDROOM, WALK-IN-CLOSETS,VALUE
RANGE $149,900-$169,876 GREAT BUY!
PALM BLVD-PORT ST. JOE-PRICED REDUCED -3 BEDROOM, 2
BATH HOME, HARDWOOD FLOORS, NEW KITCHEN CABINETS,
1,400 FEET MOL. NICE LANDSCAPE LOT VALUE PRICED AT
$65,900 $79,876.
INDIAN PASS LOT- 76 FEET ON HIGHWAY BY 94 FEET OF
GULF FRONT PROPERTY. ONE GREAT BUY PRICED FOR
$187,500.
CAPE PLANATION LOT-OVERLOOKING GOLF COURSE OR
BEING NEXT AIR STRIP MEETING ANY OF YOUR NEEDS-
PRICES STARTING AT $17,500, NICE FAMILY COMMUNITY.
PORT ST JOE-CORNER OF 20th & GARRISON AVE, 3 BED-
ROOM, 3 BATH, IDEALLY LOCATED TO SCHOOLS, BRICK CON--
STRUCTION 2,400 SQ FEET,CERAMIC TILE KITCHEN, MANY
EXTRA FEATURES VALUE RANGE $130,000-$160,000


PRUDENTIAL RESORT REALTY OF


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ST JOSEPH BAY
850-227-2000-888-227-2110
1520 C-30 PORT ST. JOE FL 32456


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Crystal Sands

REALTY, INC.
OFFICE: (850) 648-4400 FAX (850) 64-4400
TOLL FREE 1-888-385-1844
1602 HIGHWAY 98 MEXICO BEACH

ELBERT L. TAYLOR, Broker
Sales Associates: Janice Brownell, Alisa Duren,
Joan Kent & Charlotte Sanford

NEW LISTINGS:
7118 Carolina Ave., St. Joe Beach mobile home with 2 lots
75x180' each. $59,500.
Mexico Beach 503 Cathey Lane 14x70' Horton mobile
home, large wooded lot, 2 large screened cypress porches.
Seller motivated. $59,900.
Wewahitchka 3 wooded lots together on paved street in
Meeks Lake Subdivision on West Arm of Dead Lakes. high and
dry. Did not flood in 1998. $12,500 each.

Other properties afso available !

Stop by our new officefor sales,

rentals &property management!


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
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