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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: April 16, 1998
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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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SIXTIETH YEAR, NUMBER 33


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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 1998


Bill Would Bail Out Gulf Schools


The Week In Sports
Photos, Stats on Page 9 & I OA
County's Youth Talk,
Draw on "Tobacco-Free"
Latest Stories, Art on Page 4B
Chato to Become a Bed
& Breakfast Page 5A
Easter Egg Hunt
Photos on Page 8A
Roberts Cemetery
Vandalized Page9A
Burger King Opens In
May Plans on Page 3A
Reef Balls Being Placed
at Sandy Reef
Details on Page 3A


Financial Woes Caused by Tax Suit is Settled Pending Approval by Legislature and Governor


Education is the big winner in Gulf County as the
Florida Legislature considers the 1998 appropriations
package, according to Rep. Jamey Westbrook (D-
Bascom).
Gulf County's School Board will be the recipient of
a S490,000 supplement to its current budget to offset
lost revenues caused by the county's dispute with the
property tax assessment of the paper mill and sur-
rounding properties.
"My colleagues and I are very concerned with this
issue and the potential impact on counties statewide,"
said Rep. Westbrook "In addition to the budget sup-
plement, lawmakers are proposing legislation to pro-
tect county governments where assessment disputes
arise: however, this proposal will not diminish the
rights of landowners to contest their appraisals."


Gulf County schools will also see a $282,848
increase over last year's sparsity funding.
Lawmakers budgeted $865.764 for the coming
fiscal yeaI.
Rep. Westbrook led a fight to Increase the
statewide allocation that goes specifically to 39 small,
rural school districts. That amount had not risen
above S20 million since the 1988-89 budget cycle.
This year 4 jndlng for sparsity was increased to 830
million unc er Rep. Westbrook's leadership.
In add tion, $600,000 has been allocated for
the const auction of two vocational education
classroom' at the Gulf County Annex of Gulf
Coast Conimnunity College.
"Throuh no fault of their own, fishermen in our


area are without work today because of limitations
placed on net fishing in 1994," said Rep. Westbrook.
"These classrooms will allow the college to provide re-
training classes aimed at putting hardworking men
and women back on the job market."
Also in this year's budget proposal is funding for
construction of a S 1.5 million health department facil-
ity. County officials made the request for funding
because the present facility is too cramped to meet the
needs of the residents it serves
The new budget includes 8300,000 for construc-
tion of a agriculture exposition center "at the Tri-
County (Calhoun, Gulf and Liberty counties)
Agriculture Complex.
(See BAIL OUT on Page 3)


Flood


Damage


Assesse

Sauls Creek Road
Washed Out
1I In Four Places
n l 2 ;g!, ii ,' ... ..amage.. assss en reprt


A bridge near Sauls Creek Landing, approximately four miles
down the road, stands as an island between the road severed'.4by
recent flood waters. \


Hammond

New Building

Inspector

Gulf County commissioners
unanimously approved Michael
Hammond to succeed Richard.
Combs as Gulf County's Building
Inspector during their regular
meeting Tuesday evening.
County Chief Administrator
Don Butler made the recommen-
dation to the board after review-
ing all 13 applications for the
-position and interviewing the top
-five candidates.
Butler iaid he ranked
Hammond atop the list of appli-
cants because he proved to be the
most 'knowledgeable of the posi-
tion.
Hammond must pass the
(See BUILDING on Page 5)


Debris

S Clean-Up

Contract
Gulf County commissioners
awarded C. R. Smith & Son the
contract to remove flood debris
clean-up associated with the
recent floods in Gulf County dur-
ing a special board meeting held
Saturday morning.,
C. R. Smith & Son was- the
low bidder for debris removal at a
price of $175 to $210 per ton
depending on location of the
debris and distance to the closest
landfill site.
Preble-Rish, Inc., Consulting
Engineers, were hired by .the
board as consultants to oversee,
monitor and coordinate the debris
removal process.
Workers began the debris
removal process earlier this week.
Anyone who has debris to be
removed should place it alongside
the county right-of-way to be
picked up by the contractor.
Wood products, trees, brush,
furniture, white goods, metals,
concrete, bricks or any other
materials that were damaged by
(See CONTRACT on Page 9)


I Culverts were unable to handle the massive amounts of flood
Water looking f TV place to go, so it made its own path and took the
road with it. "


New Subdivision Ordinance Ok'd

After Several Months of Hashing Out Details Including Road Requirements


After several months of hash-
ing out all the details, Gulf


County commissioners passed a
new ordinance governing the sub-


Florida Power workers are shown repairing a power line.

Blackout Monday Morning
Most of the residential area on the eastern side of Port St. Joe
was in the dark in more ways than nature's way early Monday
morning.
According to a Florida Power Corporation spokesman, a distri-
bution line burnt in two at the intersection of Garrison Avenue
and Eighth Street, killing power for a little over an hour to most of
the residential area.
When the line broke, at 4:15 a.m., four cross arms supporting
the powerlines also broke in the process. Residents in the imme-
diate vicinity of the site remained without power until approxi-
mately 8:00 while crews repaired the problem.


division of land In the county.
The document addresses
major, minor, and self contained
subdivisions and all the rules,
regulations, permits and addi-
tional requirements to meet plat
approval.
It also repeals five county
ordinances pertaining to subdivi-
sion regulations, replacing them
with the wording within the new
document.
Road requirements within
subdivisions have been the dri-
ving force behind revamping the
county's ordinance. Board mem-
bers have discussed the burden
placed on the county budget
when roads within those subdivi-
slons don't meet county road
needs, are not designed properly,
lack the necessary right-of-ways
for utility easements and
drainage, and are not paved.
As Commissioner Billy
Traylor spelled out, "It's not the
taxpayers' responsibility to pave
roads within subdivisions."
Wording within the ordinance
does allow for some leeway by
variance from the board on paving
requirements. The board agreed
with chairman Warren Yeager's
point that there are cases when a
paved road would be out of place
in some developments, especially
along some of the county's water-
front property.
The board agreed with a
request from Tom Gibson to
increase from 500 feet to 1,000
feet the length of road allowable
under a minor subdivision agree-
ment at a reduced right-of-way
requirement of 30 feet. The right-
.of-way requirement for other sub-
divisions and roads longer than
1,000 feet remains at the 66 feet
requirement.
Commissioner Tommy Knox
moved for approval of the ordi-
nance following the public hear-
ing, seconded by Traylor. The
motion passed 4-1, with
Commissioner John Stanley
opposing.
Workshop Animal Control
Ordinance
Commissioners workshopped
a rough draft of a new animal
control ordinance prior to their
regular meeting Tuesday.


They discussed placing fines
on animal owners found in viola-
tion of the ordinance as a deter-
rent for ordinance violation. A
first time fine of $25 was dis-
cussed, with further offenses
Increasing to 850.
Provisions for animal adop-'
tion, dangerous animals, licens-
ing, rabies vaccination, and other
domestic animal concerns are
included In the draft.
Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen. Humane Society offi-
cials. and county commissioners

have expressed a need to clarify
the county's animal control ordi-
nance in order to make them
enforceable and address issues
that are In conflict between exist-
ing guidelines.
County commissioners unan-
imously agreed to advertise for,
public hearings or the .proposed
document.
Contractor Licensing
Program Ordinance
-County commissioners unan-
imously .adopted an ordinance
regulating contractors within the
county follow a public hearing on
.the proposal.
Commissioners did exclude a
section of the ordinance pertain-
ing to grandfathering in contrac-
tors who held a Florida
Construction Industry License in
Gulf County prior to May 24,
1994 after several members of the
public objected to the provision.
Building Inspector Richard
Combs pointed out that more
than one window of opportunity
has been offered in the past for
contractors to get a Gulf County
Competency Card.
In Other Business
*Accepted Southeastern
Mechanical's bid of $89,180.00 to
harden the Gulf County
Administration Building pending
the board negotiating the bid
price to match grant funds avail-
able to do the work.
*EM Director Larry Wells told
the board $208,000 had been
received as final payment from
FEMA for disaster assistance
from Hurricane Opal.
*Heard a report from Gulf
(See NEW on Page 9)


Damage assessment reports
from the Saul's Creek Road
appear to be every bit as bad. if
not worse, then they were after
the 1994 floods.
Gulf County Emergency
Management Coordinator Mar-
shall Nelson surveyed the damage
with state damage assessment
teams and reported the road to be
completely washed out in four
areas.
At one point along the road.
Nelson.-reported one of. the gianL.
culvert pipes and road were com-
pleted washed away, pushing the .
heavy metal culvert out into the
woods.
In a report to the Board of
Commissioners Tuesday evening.
Nelson said damage assessment
in the county was pretty much
complete and work was getting
underway to begin putting dollar
figures on the damage.
County officials will be seek-
ing assistance from FEMA to help
repair damage from the flood. The
way was cleared for Gulf County
to receive FEMA assistance when
the county was declared a disas-
ter area.
Nelson told county commis-
sioners the county had received
an application from the governor's
office to file with them for exemp-
tion'from 12.5% in matching fund
requirements .from local govern-
ment to go with the FEMA aid.
Commissioners requested the
exemption based on current eco-
nomic conditions and budget
shortfalls because of Florida
Coast Paper Company's property
tax dispute.


Roberts Running
on City's Ballot
James B. "Benny" Roberts
has announced his candidacy for
Port St. Joe City Commissioner,
Group 4.
Retired from work and
employment responsibilities,
Roberts states he is now ready
and able to offer his services full-
time to the City of Port St. Joe. He
also feels that his previous years
(See RUNNING on Page 9)


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The Star

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 1998


Discouraging

THE APPREHENSION OF A LARGE amount of marijuana
by the Gulf County Sheriffs office here in the county last week
and the raiding of a crack cocaine manufacturing operation in
Bay County over the week end, raises the spectre of a sizable
drug operation in the coastal portion of the Panhandle. It's an
operation of which we're not proud and do not intend to adver-
tise as a drawing card to our particular portion of Florida.
Sheriff Frank McKeithen and his deputies were patient and
nabbed an operation-along with two individuals who were alleg-
edly marketing the weed-and seized 20 pounds of inventory in
the process, effectively shutting down a sizable operation here in
Gulf County.
In Bay County", deputies broke in on a group of people cook-
ing crack cocaine. The story on that operation said it was the
first time deputies had broken in on a manufacturing, operation.
WHAT DOES ALL OF THIS mean? Most of all it means that
law enforcement is on top of drug sales in the;Panhandle. It also
means that their maintaining a multi-county task force is paying
off in arrests arid destruction of drug marketing organizations:
We all benefit when drug operations are nipped in the bud.
We all compete with one another when it comes to, business.
operations or' growth and that's what makes the wheel of com-.
merce turn. competition.
But, when it comes to interdiction of drug sales and opera-,
tions, the buzzwords, cooperation! It's sending a message to th'e
drug dealers that says we won't tolerate it in our area. It says,
'We'll bust your operations and putyou in jail if you attempt to
operate in ourjurisdiction."
SHERIFF McKEITHEN, LOCALLY,;.IS making it tough for
drug dealers and traffickers to make a profitable enterprise out
of their dealings in Gulf County and Sheriff Guy Tunnell is doing
the same in Bay County. Although he didn't arrest anybody this
week, Sheriff Varnes is .also doing his part to: discourage drug
dealing along the Panhandle in Franklin County.'
There you have three tough sheriffs to try to peddle drugs on
in -their respective territories and, :we as citizens, trying to raise
respectable families in this area, appreciate their efforts, as well
as the efforts of the entire law enforcement community in this vi-
cinity, in their endeavors to make it rough on drug dealers.



Equal Theaatment

WITH THE FIGHTS OVER THE tobacco windfall and the
several government functions our politicians were attempting to
finance with it, it just had to be only a matter of a short time be-
fore big tobacco would revolt over the financial settlement.
It has happened with the head of RJR Nabisco calling a halt
to the attempted gravy train. We saw the current political grab
as simply an attempt of some government officials to use the
windfall money for everything from ingrown toenail research to a
means of financing political pork, when all along, it was nego-
tiated in order to pay high medical bills for those made ill by its
use. It has turned out to be a matter of dining on the carcass of
the goose which promised to. lay the golden 'e. "
THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY IS no more guilty of killing high
numbers of our people than many other industries-the liquor
industry for one-but we see no groundswell of actionrto make
them pay for the large number of people who have been made ill;
or have had their lives destroyed by its use.
We don't say tobacco is guiltless; nor do we say the liquor in-
dustry is guiltless. We do say that there should be equal penal-
ties for the same misdeeds, however.
HOW ABOUT THE AUTOMOBILE industry? Several things
could be done to make automobiles safer to drive at very little
extra cost, yet we content ourselves to demand catalytic convert-
ers whose use is controversial, at best; seat belts and exploding
air bags, which have been actively charged with injuring more-
people than they protect, and allow that to be the extent of our
protests.
We ,don't make excessive monetary demands of all things
equally, making untold numbers of lawyers rich without "even
having to try a case first.
We don't claim big tobacco should 'nt be the target of'being'
required to pay for the damage they have caused. Just don't lim-
it the penalties to big tobacco and don't use them for a financial
scapegoat to cover a multitude of sins caused by others.


11^Hunker Down With Kes byKesleyCoibert|c


In Any Language


Things were going to be differ-
ent this year! For the first time in
'.history I was going to have some
ielp with the FDYC. Now, it's true
that I d gotten my hopes up sever-
altimes before only to find myself
left holding the proverbial rake'
and weedeater but this'year
is different.
My lazy American sons have


graduated from their teenage years
and moved off to college. Now.
Cathy will take offense at my use
of the word "lazy" In connection
with her precious ones and I have
several reports of how hard the
boys could work or would work or
did work for others-I reckon the
rakes at my house just didn't fit,
their hands.
I have replaced them with two-
European teenagers. You know
how Industrious those folks can
be. Finally, help was on it's way .

"First Day Yard Cleain-up,
boys! We're gonna hit it early
Saturday morning It's an


. .


American tradition, where families
share the fun and Joy of working
together to clear the yard of the old
winter leaves, trim the hedges,
edge the walk . ." Hagen and
Jozsef were hanging on every
word.
This was going to be easier
:than-l thought. .
"Yes sir. you can't understand
America-shoot: you can't even
;say you've been to America if you
*.don't participate in at least one
FDYC. It's like the trip to Disney
World, loving John Wayne, stand-
,ming in the seventh inning, cheering
Richard Petty., visiting Graceland .
. ." Cathy rolling her eyes toward


heaven caused me to lose my
place.
I think I might have given this
same talk to Josh and Jesse a few
years ago. I
I might have gigen it to them a
couple of times -. .
They didn't ever get the mes-
sage! Josh would come out on that
first big Saturday. mow a 'few
rounds and start playing with the
small blister on his left hand.
"Dad, I've got a ball game this
afternoon. I don't think this is
such a good idea today. Coach
Mac's not going to like it if I can't
grip the ball. It's my throwing hand
you know."
It would tick me off-then I'd
remember back forty years. ... I
might have, used that same story
"once" on my Dad....
"Jess, it looks like me and you
are gonna have to pick up the
slack."
Jesse .didn't rake, he bent the
prongs. He didn't weed eat, he'd
rev that engine up and chase bum-
ble bees. He didn't edge, he dug for
worms. He didn't cut grass, he ran
the mower into things-like the
fence, the anchor, my truck, the
house....
"Dad, Matthew wants to know
if I can come over and play."
"Yes, son, please go!"
I mostly spent their teenage
years in: the yard alone.
You can understand now why
I'm so excited. After years of frus-
tration and loneliness and more
than a little work, I stood-on the
threshold of a promising new
spring. Help had arrived ,
1 told you things were going to
be different!
Naturally, I wanted to appear
organized. We had a team meeting
on Friday night. "Herr Hagen, you
mow first. J6zsef, you can start by
picking up the big stuff, then we'll
get you going on the rake. I'll edge
the drive ... and supervise."
'"Yes sir."
Yes sir."
"' '-bve'-'it 'when a' plar'e.ines
together!
"We're g6ing to be at it all day.
We're going to turn the looks of
this yard around. Folks passing by
will sit up and take notice! They'll
write stories about usl We are
: going to show the world what a
great international team can do!"
"Yes sir."
"Yes sir."
I only wish Josh and" Jess
could be here to see how my new
boys snapped to attention! Neither
Hagen or J`zsef hopped right out
of bed Saturday morning.'And they
took their everloving sweet time
about breakfast! It's 0. K., they're
slow starters, just watch'em burn
once they get rollin'.
L had done more edging, trim-
ming and raking than supervising
by the time Hagen cranked the
mower. He did make a couple of
rounds before wheeling up beside
(See KESLtY ON PAGE 3)


We Had Fried Green Tomato


SPRING BREAK HAS come
and gone and It's time to-get'
down to the business of accom-
plishing the challenges of the last
semester, for the students: get-
ting ready for the rigors of sum- .,
mer for the adults and preparing,
seriously, for the fishing season
ahead.
I took my spring break, along,
with the high school students
and went on a quick trip to Perry
to bring back my sister-in-law
who had flown in from Washing-
ton state for a short visit. It was a
trip I had taken quite frequently
in years past but 'a trip I had not
taken quite so frequently over the
past several years. Things have
changed. '


Above all, I went dressed for
summer weather and it turned to
winter again and I was uncom-
fortable the entire time. The north
wind was blowing briskly across
my brother-rin-law's lake, causing
it to be just a few degrees colder.
It was too cool to wet'a hook.


ETAOIN SHRDLU


S. by Wesley Ramsey


WHAT WE DID do, for, the
full day we were there, was to
take a little ride up north of Ma-
con to eat dinner at The Whistle
Stop cafe at Juliette, Ga. Just as
a matter of curiosity we took this
little side trip. We opted to take
,this trip rather than attend the
grand opening of the prisoner of
war exhibit at Andersonville,
which was opening. the same
week end.
We've visited Andersonville,
and its infamous 'Civil War pris-
oner of war stockade before. The
U. S. Park Service has enlarged
the facilities there to include crea-
tion of a park honoring all prison-


ers of war from all of America's
wars. I'm going to see It one clay.
but not on this particular week
'end.
We went to the cafe made fa-
mous by. the movie Fried Green
Tomatoes, instead. ,
Better we should have gone
to Andersonville, instead! It was
cold, waiting outside for our turn
to go inside and eat.
Have you ever been there?
Don't take a special trip! Just
drop by if you happen to be in the
vicinity.

THE WHISTLE STOP is
nothing more than your small


,es at the

land I emphasize the word
"sinall" country town cafe. It con-
tains about a couple of dozen ta-
bles and home-made booths and
Sa counter which forms a U-shape,
in the middle of the room. Over in
the comer sits a home-made
'shoe-shine stand. \\Mien these
few tables and booths are full,
"that's all the people you can get
in the Whistle Stop.
The little town is located right
adjacent to a grist mill and a rail-
road track which gives the cafe
the name of Whistle Stop. It's so
close to the railroad track you
can feel the vibration and rum-
-bling when a train goes by. The
little town has all been converted-
-all dozen and a half buildings-
into curio shops to take advan-
tage of the drawing power of the
Whistle Stop and its waiting
crowd.
The grist mill has long since
closed its doors.
The cafe faces the railroad
crossing and is the center of the
little town of Juliette.


Whistle Stop Cafe


THE CAFE BUILDING is au-
thentic "whistle stop'.-'It is a di-
lapidated wood building with its
only Identification sign painted on
the window and covered with iron
bars. It's situated on the street
where the railroad track forces it
to take a right turn, before leav-
ing town: .
The door sill is worn nearly in
two by the people over the years,
going in and out. The only hint of
succumbing to modem operation
of a cafe is the, small table-top
copying machine, which sits next
to the cash register.
There are three waitresses
[which is all it takes to wait on
the limited number of patrons
who can get inside at one time.]
The customers needs are served
with a single restroom which has
been added onto the side of the
building, rather than require its
customers to walk out back to
the outdoor privy.
You sort of get the idea that,
if the movie had not been made,
making the cafe into a curiosity,


the owners would have a rough
roe to hoe, making a :go in the
cafe business in a two dog town
like Juliette.
As it 'worked out, the little
cafe has a' standing room only
clientele, even in the biting cold
wind, waiting to get Inside to
dine.
Once you get Inside, you re-
ceive one slice of fried green to-
mato along with your meal of tur-
nip greens, corn bread, boiled
squash, cabbage, corn, beets and
a choice of baked chicken, barbe-
cue ribs or pond catfish. Nothing
extra; just an ordinary meal in a
run-down cafe made famous
by a pretty good movie!

IF YOU WANT to go to the
Whistle Stop, go to exit 55A off I-
75 through Macon. Turn right
and go about two miles to Ga. 23.
Turn right again and go about 16
miles to the third caution light.
Turn right again and go about a
quarter mile. There it is, sitting
on your left!


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Phase II

One hundred nfiety-one reef
balls lie in wafting'id 'the Gulf
County Canal to be distributed in
Phase II of Gulf C6Uty.s Sandy
Reef project.
Artiuficalreef coordinator Bill
Kennedy said the reef ball s will be
placed Iii four drop locations
within the one-half mile square
reef site.
Construction of Sandy Reef
began last year when Gulf County
received 825.000 in state grant
funds and S5.000 each from both
Gulf County and the City of Port
St. Joe. Debns from replacement
of Depot Creek bridge on Highway
98 was donated to the project by
the paving contractor. C. W.
Roberts Construction Company,
and the funds were used to trans-
port the material to the reef site.
Kennedy said the S35,000 to
finance Phase 11 of Sandy Reef
was acquired in the same manner
as Phase 1.
The artificial reef committee
decided to purchase reef balls
rather than seek more debris
because they have been proven to
provide a better habitat for more
fish than most types of debris
available.
Gulf County's Artificial Reef
Committee is currently applying
for grant funds to construct an
inshore artificial reef in St.
Josep1. Bay., They :are, currently
awaiting word from thf,.Cprps.of
-1 Engineers on permits for the pro-
ject as part orthe'applIcation.


of Sandy Reef


Bryan Applefield (president of
Golden Apple Management, Inc.)
said this week. "Burger King in
Port St. Joe [formerly Hardee'sl is
tentatively scheduled to reopen
on May 22, 1998."
As announced two weeks ago
in The Star, the local Hardee's
restaurant was sold. along with
several others. by former owner
Harry Sanders.
Burger, King franchisee.
Bryan Applefield. bought four of

JTPA Gets Funds
For Youth Job
STraining Program
The Gulf Coast Workforce De-
velopment Board has recently
awarded funds to Bay, Gulf, and
Franklin District Schools to oper-
ate the, Summer Youth Employ-
ment and Training Program.
This program has been in op-
eration through the Job Training
Partnership Act since the early
1980s. Plans for this year include
,'i.placing 410 eligible young people
. between th .ages..,f 14,and.21 ipn
, employment training opportune -
ties.


Response Is Heart-Warming


Dear Wesley:
;' The response to the article
about the Guardian Ad Litem
'Program appearing in last week's
edition of The Star has been
heart-warming. It's a comfort to
know our community cares about
children.
Interested individuals have
raised several questions that need
to be answered. Hopefully, this
additional information will
encourage other positive respons-
es.
A Guardian Ad Litem is a vol-'
unteer. If when called upon the
guardian would not have ade-
- quate time to properly handle the
assignment, another guardian
would be selected. Similarly. if a -
guardian has a personal or pro-
fessional conflict with a proposed
assignment., another, guardian
, would be.:used. ;


Eacn 'guardian
tance of a full-time
includes; a full-time
represents:the Gua


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Program and the 'guardians.
Usually the attorney appears with
the guardian in proceedings
before the court. Additional staff
support includes clerical assis-
tance.
While acting as a guardian,
the Individual incurs no personal
liability. The guardian functions
as an extension' of the court.
'Therefore, the guardian is pro-
tected by sovereign immunity.
There will be an ample
opportunity to ask specific
questions at the introductory pre-
sentation at 5:30 P.M.(ET) on
Thursday, April 16. All interested
persons are invited to attend the
presentation in the Courtroom at
the Gulf County Courthouse.,
Sincerely.
/s/ ROBERT MV. MOORE
County Judge
Gulf County


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staff. The staff Im pressed
e attorney, who
rdian Ad Litem By Honesty

Dear Editor:
My, husband and I visited
Mexico Beach two weeks 'ago for
/ the first time and think it is won-
n Pag 2) derful. During our stay we ate at
771 .8 The Fish House and returned to
Iave a baseball our hotel.
iile. I must get The next morning I needed
something from my, purse and
could not find it. We returned to
got to fbekid- The Fish House around noon and
t this foreigner inquired about the purse. The
way... people there were so gracious and
d you, buddy." immediately returned it to me.
,ht or ten min- later discovered my belong-
bage can, split ings 'were all intact and nothing
wide open and had been taken from my purse.
mower into the I want to thank everyone at
The Fish House and especially
ddn asked if I Mr. Mike Monachelli, the owner.
ch with him. Is What a fine recommendations for
your community that my purse
not!" was safe and secure with total
this story to strangers to me for a period of
e that deji vu about 15 hours.
ne about your Again I want to thank every-
y a word..... one involved.
Sincerely,
er Do It Myself, L.G. Morgan
Kes Troy, Alabama


the restaurants from Sanders in
Port St. Joe, Blountstown and
Panama City.
He said extensive renovations
are planned for the building
before it reopens as Burger King.
Work will be done in the din-
ing area. new equipment will be
added to accommodate Burger
King's cooking style. Painting and
cosmetic work will all be done to
get the restaurant in ship-shape
for reopening, Applefield said.
Renovation plans also call for
a playground to be added to the
facilities, which will be completed
at or near the targeted opening
date.
"We look at ourselves as part
of the community and will make
every effort to be good citizens to
the area," he stated.
When open, store hours will
probably parallel those previously
held as management determines
the needs of the community.


191 Balls


Bail, Out
(Cont'd. from Page 1)
"We've been; trying for two
years to get a building out there,"
said Rep Westbrook. "I think we've
turned the corner on this project'
with this appropriation. Our resi-
dents need to have a place for their
children to participate in character
building programs like livestock
shows and judging competition."
Finally county 'officials; will
receive assistance in paying for
courthouse renovations. At Rep.:
Westbrook's insistence. House
budget writers allotted S 100,000
for Gulf County.
Rep. Westbrook said residents
can expect to see indirect appro-
priations to the county through
the Department of Transportation
road building projects or hiring
initiatives at the Department of
Corrections.
"It's important to note that
none of these projects are official
until members of the House and
Senate vote on the entire package."
said Rep. Westbrook. "However. I
do have a commitment from the


leadership that these projects are
priorities. But even if they make it
out of the legislature the Governor
has 'line-Item-veto authority' and
can scratch through our appropri-
ations with the stroke of a pen."


SPSJPD Report .

Pot Possession
On April 13 at 11:52 a.m.,
Richard Reed, age 39. of Milton,
was arrested for possession of
cannabis (less than twenty
grams).
SOfficer Rusty Burch made the
;arrest while on a' routine traffic
stop at the intersection of
Highway 98 and Sixteenth Street
in Port St. Joe. :Reed was trans-
ported to the Gulf County Jail and
later released on a forty-dollar
bond. :
S-Attend Council Meeting
The, Port St. Joe Police
Department encourages all inter-
ested persons to attend the
Juvenile Justice Council's regular
monthly meeting which will be
held on April 16th at 4:30 pm. at
the Gulf County Public Library.


Wvashabaugh floods in Gulf County as. 'mhe protection in the future.
Tells Of Campagn second 75 year flood we have had 'This program Is still in the
lin rour years." negotiation stage from the 19941
A gaHtn Tobacco He said the reason the floods floods, so don't expect any deci-
were so devastating was that all sion anr lime soon fromn the 1998


The KIwanis Club received
two programs for the price of one
at their meeting Tuesday at noon.
The first was a short presen-
tation- by Regina Washabaugh
who told about the campaign now
S' going on in Florida concerning big
tobacco pointing their advertising
at children. The second was' pre-
:sented by Larry Wells on the
damage caused by the floods ex-
7 perienced during the month of
March.
Ms. Washabaugh heads up a
committee acUively opposing the
tactics being used by the tobacco
- industry in their advertising cam-
, paign which aims directly at
youth.
SWells described the recent


the creeks, lakes and other tribu-
taries to the river system in Gulf
County were already filled to
overflowing and were unable to
store the excessive waters result-
Ing from the heavy, concentrated
rainfall in a short period of time.
He said several federal pro-
gramins were available to assist
property owners of primary
homes, but that the owners of
secondary or vacation homes
were having to rely on their own
resources, such as flood Insu-
rance.
Wells also explained the miti-
gation program includes a buy
out of property of primary home
owners or they would be forced to
make their own arrangements for


floods," he said.
At the present time, the
county must share in the finan-
cial aid being offered in the initi-
gation process, according to
Wells.


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PAU-i 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 1998


Families to Host Foreign Exchange Students


Bobby and Elaine Jackson of
-Port St. Joe are pleased to
announce the engagement arid
approaching marnage of their
daughter. Linda Ann of
Gainesville, to Marc Kemper Willis
of Jacksonville. He is the son of'
W:m-ida Willis and the late Jack
%Willis of Perry. He is also the son
of the late Kate Willis.
The bride-elect: is a 1981
honor graduate of Port St. Joe Jr.-
:Sr. High School, received her A.A.
from 'Gulf Coast Community

Program Will

Help Caregivers
The Gulf-- County,' Senior:
Citizens have a program that will
provide a short break of two to
'four hours, fbr .caregivers of
; the agency at 229-8466 and ask
to speak to Marion.
A program called "Facility.
Based Respite Care" will be start-
ed in July. This program \\ill
enable Alzheimers' patients to be
brought to the center and cared
for during a period of one to four
hours.
This will be a supervised pro-
gram of activities, a small snack,"
and supervision by a professional.
dedicated staff. Please call 229-
8466 for further information.


Outreach at

Howard Creek
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens staff will be conducting
' "Outreach" at the Howard Creek
.Fire Department on Thursday.
April 16th (today) from 9:00 a.m.
until 12:00 p.m., ET. This out-
reach program is to provide infor-
mation on the different programs
available to people 60 years of age
and older.
Due to recent flooding prob-
lems. information is being gath-
ered in case unmet needs are dis-
covered. The public is asked to
come by the fire department. have
a cup of coffee. and chat a while.


College in 1983, her B.A. from
Huntingdon College in Montgom-
ery,. Alabama, in 1986 and her
M.S. from Florida State Uniersity
in 1993. She is employed by the
School Board of Alachua County
in Gainesville.

Her fiance is a 1978 graduate
of Taylor County High School in
Perry. and received his B.S. from
the University of Florida in 1985.
He is employed by the Property
Appraiser's Office in Jacksonville.
The wedding will be an event
of Saturday; June 13th at 2:00 -
p.m. at Long Avenue Baptist
Church. A reception will follow in
the Family Life Center. ,No local
invitations are being sent, but
friends and relatives are invited to
attend.


Many Possible Pets
Up For Adoption
Many animals are currently
waiting to be adopted at the St.
Joe Pound. Eighteen dogs are
now up for adoption,' including
the following: a 'small black and
white female 'puppy, a large
mixed chow male. a small red fe-
male chow, a large blue tick
hound, a long-haired medium
black lab. a large collie, a large
bulldog with green eyes and sev-
en black labs of all sizes..
Also at, the pound are one
black and white razor back, a
rottweiler mixed breed, a small
brown neutered dog. a black male
guard dog, six cats and seven kit-
ens.
If you or a member of your
family is interested in getting a
pet. come out to the pound. lorat-
ed behind the ambulance build-
ing near the courthouse, and take
a look at the many possible pets
now available for adoption.
For more information or to
adopt an animal. please call 227-
1 115 and ask for Johnny Collins
or call the St. Joseph Bay Hu-
mane Society at 227-1103.


Catch the spirit of interna-
tional friendship by hosting a-
high school exchange student
from Spain, Mexico, France, Ger-
many, Great Britain, Sweden,
Thailand, or one of the former So-
viet Union countries' through,
World Heritage Inhternational Stu-
dent Exchange Program. Stu-.,
dents are awaiting word on their,
host family for the 1998/1999 ac-
ademic school year.
Host families provide room,
board, and guidance to a teenag-
er living thousands of miles from
home. Students are well-screened
and are selected based on aca-


K.LD.S. Pre-k

Registration
The Kids Instructional pay
Service (K.I.D.S.) is now conducit-
ing registration for their Port Stf
Joe Pre-K program. Children who
are two through five years of age,
are eligible to participate. in pre-
school classes beginning this
summer.

Quality pre-school. education
is offered at the K.I.D.S. center in
Port St. Joe at 309 Williams
Avenue. Any parent interested in
registering their preschoolers
should contact the K.I.D.S. center
at 227-7440. Enrollment is limit-
ed.


Thanks From.
VFW Post #82850
The members of the Wewa-
hitchka VFTW' Post #8285 and La-
dies Auxiliary would like to thank
all the agencies in the community
who helped in repairing the flood
damage. A thank you also goes
out to all the volunteers who
helped with the clean-up., ,


Mr. and Mrs. Davis
Stoutamire of Port St. Joe are
pleased to announce the engage-
ment and forthcoming marriage of
their daughter. Nancy Elizabeth.
to John DiSalvo. son of Mr. and


demic performance, English profi-
ciency, teacher recommenda-
tions, and personal interviews. All
students are fully insured and
come with their own spending
money. Couples, single parents,
and families with no children are
4l1 encouraged to apply.
Make this year the most ex-
citing, enriching year ever for you
and your family. Share your
world with a young foreign visitor.
from. abroad. Welcome a high.
school student, 15 to 18 years
old, as part of your family for a
school year and make an over-
seas friend for life.
In the spirit of peace and un-
derstanding, please call,' Mary
Barber/Sewell at (904) 651-8956
or 1-800-785-9040 for more in-
formation on hosting an exchange
student.
World Heritage. formerly
known as Spanish Heritage, Is a
non-profit. public benefit organi-
zation. World Heritage Is officially
designated as an Exchange Visi-
tor Program by the United States
Information Agency (USIA) and is
listed by the Council of Standards
on International Educational
Travel (CSIET).

GCCC Hosts 40

Years of Musicals
The, Visual and Performing
AiArts Division of Gulf Coast Coin-
miunity College spring production
entitled, "40 Years of Musicals at
Gulf Coast (Community College,"
Will be performed on April 24, 25,
and 26 in the GCCC Conference
Center. The show will feature mu-
sicals produced at Gulf Coast for
the last 40 years. Friday and Sat-
Surday showtimnes are 7:30 p.m.,
Sand the show will begin on Sun-
day at 2:30 p.m. An $S donation
will be accepted. Please call 872-
3886 for more infonnrmation.


Mrs. Joseph DiSalvo of Marco
Island.
Nancy Is a 1987 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School and a
1990 graduate of the University of
Central Florida. She is presently
employed as a senior associate at
Brewer, Beemer, Kuehnhackl, &
Koon. P.A.. a certified public
accounting firm in Orlando.
Jon is a 1988 graduate of
Newfield High School in Selden,
New York and a 1994 graduate of
the University of Central Florida.
';. He is presently employed as
Director of Operations of Promo
SOnly, located in Orlando.
The. couple will be united in
marriage on May 16 in Orlando
and will reside there following the
wedding.


Kaitlyn Shaye and Brandon Tyler McGuffin

Look Who's Here


Brandon Tyler McGuffin i,
proud to announce the birth of
his sister, Kaitlyn Shaye McGuf-
fin. Shaye was born on February
17th .at Gulf Coast Hospital in
"Panama City. She weighed eight
pounds 5.6 ounces and was 20
3/4 inches long.


Dr. CTa ry (ivrnvian
Gene-iaI Psychiatry


Shave's proud parents are
Shane, and 'Lisa McGufflin. Her
grandparents are \W'eley and Pat
Atkins of Port St. 'Joe; Bengie and
Melissa Bratton. of Calhoun, Loui-
siana; and Jim McTGuffin of Ulys-
ses, Kansas.


Cathie Ake, MSWV LCSW
Therapist


annotunce the opening of their private

practice in Gulf County.


For dlpoinlltmellts call:
(850) 639-4511


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HANNON REALTY CELEBRATES

50 YEARS OF SERVICE TO

GULF COUNTY!

Hannon Realty proudly announces its 1 st annual "Better Idea"
scholarship/contest for graduating high school seniors. Ted
Cannon, Customer Service Director, will be canvassing Gulf
County residents seeking nominations and submissions (50
words or less) describing how your Realtor can better serve
you in 1) selling a property and 2) buying a property. Contest
closing date is May 5, 1998. Submissions will be judged by a
separate panel at Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka High Schools.


HANNON REALTY, INC. Sandra K. Smock Frank Hannon
227-1450 Managing Broker Broker-Salesman
Suite #100
501 Monument Ave. Tom Mays Ted Cannon
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 199w PAbE 5A


Bobby Plair, Shane McGuffin and John Ford are shown with students at Highland Viea -Alementaiy.

Fourth Graders Learn About ESU


"Chato" to Become Bed & Breakfast


On the last day of March, offi-
cial closing on the purchase of
The Chato" occurred. Jeanette
Palmer purchased the historical
landmark with future' plans of


enhancing the community by
turning the eight bedroom, seven
bath home into a bed and break-
fast inn with possibly a cafe for
breakfast and lunch.


Speaks to Garden Club
Bees, honey, and the tupelo tree were enjoyable topics for L. L.
Lanier as he spoke to the Port St. Joe Garden Club members on April
9. The Lanier family, long-time residents of Gulf County, are well
known for their honey that is shipped all over the world.
The tupelo tree, found in the swamp area around Wewahitchka,
is a soft light wood tree that the bees find to their liking for gather-
ing nectar and pollen. Mr. Lanier is shown in the photo above.


Ms. Palmer's family has had a
beach cottage in Mexico Beach for
30 years and she has always
enjoyed her many visits here.
Just recently, her parents sold
their. part-time home in Georgia
and now reside here year round.
Prior to relocation, Ms. Palmer
had been self-employed as a cor-
porate/management consultant.
She specialized in organizational
development and assisting corpo-
rations in managing planned
change.
The Chato. deriving :its
spelling from the Spanish inter-
pretation, was originally built by
Jessie Ball duPont in 1937~a(s a
home for her to bring her staff.
(servants.; hairdresser, etc.) while
she tended to business. Original
plans did not Include a kitchen
because she enjoyed dining at The
Port Inn and supporting local
merchants. All the floors were
constructed of oak and will be
restored. In addition, Ms. Palmer
plans on creating the atmosphere
of a South of France theme with a
Mediterranean color scheme.
The Chato has already hosted
the Mexico Beach Fricday bridge
plub, of whig l .i.mother' is
n member .,Tjis. ken5,.hdr paW,
ents will B 'hti,'-ig 1"n,'iends'
'coining to sta. "This is a way
Palmer can repay her parents for
.I11 the pajama parties, they
allowed.


Ms. Palmer is excited about
her venture and is attending
workshops and meeting with
many people to further material-
ize her plans.


Christopher Williams Building
Receives Promotion (From Pak


Byron Paul Peters
Local Child to
Do Commercial
At a recent meeting in New
York, a decision was made to fea-
ture an Arizona Chemical prod-,
uct. AQUATAC. and its use In
self-adhesive postage stamps.
Then the search was on for a
child or grandchild of an Arizona
Chemical employee between the
ages of six and 10. :
That search ended when they,
found Byron Paul Peters. the son
of'Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Peters,
Jr. of Port St. Joe. On Saturday,
April 18, Byron will be flying to
Sacramento, California, courtesy
of the International Paper Compa-
ny, to do the commercial.'


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Bunerflly and hummingbird attracters. Louisiana
ihs as leaTured in April Southern Living. Large
blooming oleander & hibiscus, .bottlebrush, tea olive,
i lady banks & other antique roses, jap. magnolia,
Bradford pear, redbud, dogwoods, crepe myrtle -all
colors, bridal wreath, oakleaft hydrangea, weeping
willow, satsuma,'orange, kumquat & other citrus
Stakes low 20's, mulberry, mayha*. fig, blueberry.
gape. Japanese persimmon, pomegranate. pecan.
chinrI.pir. Varely of landscape & salt tolerant
plants. etc Delivery available
AA"4c:, MU SERII0


Marine' Lance Cpl. Christo-
pher S. Williams, a 1993 gradu-
ate of Port St. Joe High School,
recently wvas promoted to his
present rank while serving with
Charlie Company. 8th Tank Bat-
talion, 4th Marine Division. Talla-
hassee.
Williams was promoted based
on sustained superior job perfor-
mance and proficiency in his des-
ignated specialty. He joined the
Marine Corps in October, 1996.

GCGC Board
The Board of Directors of the
Gulf County Guidance Clinic. Inc.
will hold Its regularly scheduled
meeting on Tuesday. Apnl 21 at
12 noon (eastern). The meeting
'will be held at the Gulf County
Guidance Clinic. Inc. Wellness
Center in Port St. Joe.


Ep 1) '


State of Florida certification exam
within 24 months in order to meet
state guidelines, as -'a county
building inspector.'
During an interview with The
Star Wednesday Hammond stat-
ed, "I'm pleased Mr. Butler recom-
mended me for the inspector's
position. It will be a tall order to
fill the shoes of past inspectors
Butler and Combs. I'll strive dur-
ing the next 24 months to get the
state certification necessary for
the position, and to do the best
job I possibly can for Gulf County
as building Inspector."
Combs will be leaving the
county for a new job in Texas in
May. Board members offered their
thanks and praises to Combs for
a job well done during his tenure
as county building inspector.


Interiors Etcetera
Furniture and Accessories
505 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe Phone 229-6054

Large Selection
Wedding Gifts & Graduation Gifts
Mother's Day is just around the corner!
Come choose something she'll treasure
BRIDAL REGISTRY ACCESSORIES PAINTINGS
GIFTS
Please
Come See
us!


Tues.- Sat., -
40.00 6:00


Gulf County E.S.U. Director
Bobby Plair held a vehicle extrica-
tion class for the fourth graders
at the Highland View Elementary
School. Gulf EMS Director Shane
McGuffin and Port St. Joe Fire
Chief John Ford assisted in the
mock drill on Monday morning,
March 30.
This class demonstrated the
actual use of rescue tools and
methods of patient extraction uti-
lized by emergency services in

Grant Writing
Workshop Set
A grant writing workshop will
be presented at the FSU Panama
City Campus on Friday, April 24.
from 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.
The workshop will help partici-
pants learn how to write effective
grant proposals in order to re-
ceive funding for projects.
Upon completion of the one-
day course, participants will be
able to Identify the steps in the
proposed' writing process, gener-
ate operational objectives and
evaluation criteria, and develop a
simple lie item budget and jusU-
ficatlon. The grant writing work-
shop will also discuss political
considerations and help writers
set timelines for proposal comple-
tion.
For more information, or to
register, please contact Celeste
. Benson in the FSU-PCC Center
.,''for Professional Development at
"'.(850) 872-4750, ext. 142.


'4


Gulf County. These E.S.U. volun-
teers hope that this will enable
the children to understand what
-can be done if they are ever in-
volved in a accident. The ,three.
members will be hosting, a class
for PorJ St. Joe Elementary later.
this month


If your organization would
like to inquire about a class,
please contact Bobby Plair at
229-8002. Gulf E.S.U. would like
to thank Bill Lynch for donating
the cars used in these extrication
demonstrations.


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APRIL 24 & 25

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Union is offering special interest

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Rural Counties Closer to Aid


Representative Jamey West-
brook said on April 8 that rural
counties, counties hard hit by re-
cent flooding, are one step closer
to receiving state grant money.
'"The governor's budget direc-
tor told me that the applications
were put in the mail today [April
8]. This is good news to our
counties who are anxiously await-
ing grant money to offset the fi-
nancial burden created by the
flooding," said Westbrook.
Whenever a county receives a
"Presidential Disaster Declara---


tion," the governmental entity of
that county automatically be-
comes eligible to receive federal
grant money; that grant, however,
-has to be matched with 25 per-
cent local funding.
Historically, the state has
paid 12.5 percent and the local
government paid the remaining
12.5 percenL But in recent years,
the state has picked up the tab
for the entire 25 percent.
According to emergency man-
agement officials, Governor
Chiles re-evaluated that policy


because there were so many Flor-
ida counties which qualified for
assistance due to the "El Nifio"
weather patterns.
"The governor apparently de-
cided the state matching money
should be need-based," said Rep.
Westbrook. "I reminded the gov-
ernor that most of our small, ru-
ral counties do not have large
amounts of money to draw from
when these emergencies strike."
Rep. Westbrook, along with
his colleagues who represent a
group of small counties called the


"Small County Coalition," worked
closely with the governor's budget
staff to develop an application
that would help determine which
counties would receive aid.
Commercial
Fishery for Red
Snapper Closed
Y Based on current statistics.
the National Marine Fisheries
Service had projected that the
available commercial quota of


3.06 million pounds for red snap-
per would be reached on April 12.
Accordingly, the commercial
fishery in the EEZ in the Gulf of
Mexico for red snapper was
closed on April 13 at 12:01 a.m.
and will remain closed until noon
on September 1. The operator of a
vessel with a valid reef fishing
permit, having red 'snapper
aboard, must have landed and
sold such red snapper prior to
12:01 a.m. on April 13.
During the closure, the daily
recreational bag limit applies to
all harvest or possession of red
snapper in or from the EEZ in the.
Gulf of Mexico, and sale or pur-
chase of red snapper taken from
the EEZ Is prohibited.


The closure will be strictly en-
forced by the NMFS, Coast
Guard, and deputized state en-
forcement officers. Fishermen
with multiple offenses will face
much more severe penalties.
Seizures of vessels and catch,
as well as permit sanctions and
civil penalties, may also be appli-
cable to first-time offenders. Deal-
ers who purchase red snapper
harvested in the federal waters of
the Gulf of Mexico during the clo-
sure will also face severe penal-
ties.
For more information, please
contact Robert Sadler at (813)
570-5305 or fax him at (813)
570-5583.


i*76^>Breakawdy Restaurant
"On 7the beautifulApalachicola River, Waddell Rd.'
We have reopened after closing for the flood!
NIGHTLY SPECIALS
Wednesday Special Ribeye Steak.................$8.95
or Surf & Turf ........ ... $12.95
Thursday Fried Flounder Special ................ $8.95
or New York Strip Steak ..................... $9.95

Good Food & Drinks at Good Prices
Open 5:00 10:00 Wednesday Saturday
Closed Sunday thru Tuesday
653-9988 -- J


Combined Business
Opens in Mexico Beach
Chubby Chicken and Bakery
has officially opened for business.
Betty Harwood, who formerly
owned Jolly Rogers Bakery and
Carol Bonana of Chubby Chicken,
combined and bought the "old
post. office".
They open at six o'clock every
morning with pastries and donuts
that are baked fresh daily. Other
baked items Include fresh breads.
cookies and custom made cakes.
Later into the day. you may enjoy
chicken and all the trimmings.
Ms. Harwood and Ms. Bonana
would like tonk ank their local
customers for their business.


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S' Unique esturanty
^ 222 ReidAvenue
229-8900
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Great Hamburgers
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HOURS: Tues. Thurs.: 12-8 and Fri. Sat.: 12-9
Closed Sunday and Monday


Pancake Breakfast For
Fireworks Fund Raiser
On Sunday, April 26th, from
7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. the
Mexico Beach Fireworks commit-
t, ee will be sponsoring a pancake
breakfast at the Fish -House
Restaurant. This is the sixth
annual fund raising event. Please
support your community and be
in attendance. All proceeds will
directly benefit the Mexico Beach
4th of July Fireworks Show.


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Served 10 a.m. till 2 p.m.
DUCK BENEDICT- The taste of Francel 2 slices of
Caroline's own Duck pat6 with veal & bacon
grilled In olive oil and served over toasted
french baquette slices with 2 basted eggs cov-
ered In a brie cheese sauce $10.95
TEXAS AFFAIR- A 10 oz. Ribeye hand-carved to
order, seasoned with garlic oil & chargrllled to
your specifications with a black molasses BBQ
sauce. Served with a 2 egg bell pepper &
onion Omelette with Jack cheese and grilled
Texas toast. $12.95
BLACKENED GROUPER CHOWDER- a hearty
soup of fresh Gulf grouper, grilled blackened In
Cajun. spices and flaked In a soup broth of
stewed Roma tomatoes, green peppers, shal-
lots, jacketed roasted potatoes and white
beans. cup $3.25 bowl $5.95
OYSTER ROLLS-. For the Sushi Lover! A roll of
roasted seaweed filled with a sticky rice, a raw
oyster paste infused with sesame oil, mild red
peppers & avocado. Served with a salad of
bok choy & sugar snap peas In a Sake' Vlnal-
grette. $14.95
LOBSTER PUFFS- An oversized freshly baked egg
popover bursting with a luscious lobster filling
consisting of chunks of fresh FLorida bulldozer,
in a creamy Chardonnay sauce with spring
vegetables. Served on a bed of seasonal
greens tossed with olive oil & basil pesto. $14.95
ST. GEORGE SEAFOOD RISOTTO Requested
from our Easter Extravaganzal Grilled snapper,
shrimp, oysters, calico scallops, Cedar Key
clams & black mussels In a saut6ed arborio rice
containing portabello mushrooms A fresh grat-
ed Pdrmesan cheese Served with grilled basil
pesto salad and salad du Jour. ........ $18.95


JUMBO GULF SHRIMP WRAPPED WITH APPLEWOOD SMOKED
BACON AND SEARED TO PERFECTION, SERVED ON A BED OF
HOMEMADE SLAW AND MIXED GREENS
$8.95
EGGPLANT NAPOLEON
FRIED EGGPLANT CIRCLES LAYERED WITH MARINATED TOMATOES
AND BAKED WITH PARMESAN AND MOZZARELLA CHEESES
$7.95
APALACHICOLA OYSTERS AU GRATIN BAKED WITH THREE CHEESES
AND SEASONED BREAD CRUMBS SERVED WITH TOASTED CRUSTINI
$7.95 .

CLASSIC GREEK SALAD
ROMA TOMATOES, SWEET ONIONS, CUCUMBERS, CALAMATA OUVES
AND FETA CHEESE TOSSED WITH CAROUNE'S OWN HERBED OIL AND
VINEGAR SERVED OVER MIXED GREENS
$6.95

GRILLED MARGARITA TUNA
FRESH CAUGHT TUNA STEAK MARINATED WITH CUERVO GOLD,
LIME JUICE AND OUVE OIL; GRILLED AND SERVED WITH A
WARM BLACK BEAN SALSA AND HOMEMADE POTATO CHIPS
$18.95
PESTO SHRIMP
SAUTEED JUMBO SHRIMP WITH FRESH PESTO AND FOUR CHEESES
TOSSED WITH TOASTED WALNUTS AND ANGEL HAIR PASTA
$17.95
OPRAH'S SLOW ROASTED PRIME RIB
A MOUTH WATERING 16 OZ. RIBEYE CUT SERVED WITH GARUC
MASHED POTATOES, VEGETABLE DU JOUR AND TANGY
HORSERADISH SAUCE
$17.95
GROUPER FRANCHISE
LIGHTLY BATTERED GROUPER SAUTEED AND SERVED WITH LIGHT BUTTER
SAUCE. YOUR CHOICE OF STARCH & VEGETABLE OF THE DAY
$18.95


ROSEATE SPOONBILL LOUNGE
123 Water Street at The Rainbow Inn, Apalachicola.
April 17th- Friday i,
Locally Knonwi Banl
"FOSSIL"
April 24th & 25th
TEQUELA MOCKINGBIRD
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After Dining, Enjoy
Quality Entertainment
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. APRIL 16. 1998


GCCC Will Register


Wnv Qimmi anl ail America...


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The Gulf County School
Board, in cooperation with the
Florida Diagnostic and Learning
Resources System/PAEC and the
Gulf County Health Department.
is sponsoring a community ser-
vice program to screen preschool
children, ages 2 1/2 to 5 years.
Screening will be done in the
areas of hearing, vision, speech
and language, concept formation,
motor coordination, and behav-
lor. If potential problem areas are


QuickBboks

Course at GCCC
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege and the Bay County Small
Business Incubator will offer a
"hands on" computer course for
the software "QuickBooks Pro 5.0
for Windows."
The course will be held every
Tuesday, beginning April 21 and
ending April 19, from 8:00 to.
11:00 a.m. in the Technology
Building, room 218, of Gulf Coast
Community College. Instruction
will be provided by Teri Mattson
of Quick Solutions'.
S .Topics to Pe covered include:
payroll and taxes, accounts re-
ceivable, accounts payable. creat-
ing estimates, job cost reports,
bank accounts and reconciliation,
and many others.
The cost for the seminar is
$99.00 per person. Registration
must be made in advance at the
Bay County Small Business Incu-
bator, located at 2500 Minnesota
Avenue, Lynn Haven. Business'
hours are Monday through Fri-
day, from;8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For more Information, please call
(850) 271-1108.


found, the screening team will
make recommendations for fol-
low-up.
Each child who is screened
must be accompanied by a parent.
or legal guardian. For further in-
formation, contact Deborah Cros-
by at 639-3633; Betty Husband
at Wewahitchka Elementary at
639-3610; JoAnn Raffield at Port
St. Joe Elementary at 229-8838;.
or Penny Jadwin; at (850) 638-,
6131.
The screening schedule will
be as follows:
*Tuesday, May 5, 9:00 a.m.'
to 2:00 p.m., CT. at the Wewa-
hitchka Elementary Pre-K Center
(Main Street Site); and
*Thursday, May 7. 9:00 a.m.
to 2:00 p.m., ET. at the Port St.
Joe Elementary Pre-K' Center.
: (Long Avenue).
If you suspect your child of
having a potential problem, plan.
to attend the, -screening. lease,
bring birth certificate and Sqcial
Security card to screening.,'
The Florida Diagnostic and
Learning Resources System -is
funded through IDEA, Part B, T-
tie II (Preschool), and State Gen-
eral Revenue Funds. to provide
support services, for Florida's ex-
ceptional student education pro-
grams.
I .


Research Confirms the
Value of Reading to Children
'" Kids who read aloud in
their early years with their par-
ents do better in school. Experts
say the single most important
activity for building the knowl-
edge required for eventual suc-
cess In reading is reading aloud to,
children. (Becoming a Nation of
Readers, U S. Dept. of Education
1985)
-' Kids who read for fun out-,
side of school do better in school.
(IEA Literacy study. NAEP data)
'*" There is a gradual yet dis-
couraging decrease in the amount
'older children who are reading
outside of school. A third of 13-
year-olds read for fun on a daily
* basis, and this number decreases
as they get older. The number of
kids who report never reading
anything, for fun., while a small
percentage, is increasing. (Trends
in Academic Progress. NAEP. 1996)
'," Adults need to be role mod-
els to their children.


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For All Your
Printing Needs .

The Star
.-Publishing Co.
. (850) 227-1278-


Celia 0. Burwell
Celia Opal Burwell, i95, of
Port St. Joe, passed away Friday.
April 10, in a local nursing home.
: Born in Stevenson, Alabama, she
moved to Port St. Joe in March of
1988 from Jacksonville.
Mrs. Burwell was a home-
maker and a member of the
Grace Baptist Church in Port St.
Joe. She was also a member of
the AARP and the Democratic Na-
Uonal Okganization. "',
Mrs. Burwell Is. survived by
two daughters: Juanita Rubin-
S stein of Van Nuys, California and
Janle Francis Leath and hus-
band. Donald. of Palmdale, Cali-
fornia; one brother: Charles F.
Ridley of Jacksonville; five grand-
daughters: Lisa Darnall of Orlan-
do, Becky Mattix of Loganville,
Georgia, Kathy Sullivan of Key-
stone Heights, Debby Vrungas of
Malibu, California, and Sherron
Bell;. of Santa Monica. California:
two grandsons: Donald M. Leath,
Jr. of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Da-
vid Rubinstein, Jr. of, Thomas-
vylle, Georgia; a special niece:
Jean Lamberson of Port St. Joe;
two special nephews: Bill Jones of
Milton and, 'Tommy Ridley of
Branden; and numerous other
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for, Mrs.
Burwell were conducted on Tues-
day, April 14, at 11:00 a.m., ET,
in the Gilmore-Southerland Fu-
neral Home Chapel with Rev.
Bruce Duty officlating. Interment
was held on wednesday, April 15,
at 11:00 a.m., ET, in 'the River-
side Memorial Park in Jackson-
ville, with Rev. Paul Wrenn ofll-'
dclating.
In lieu of flowers, donations
niay be made to the Gideons In-
ternational for the purchase of
Bibles in memory of Mrs. Burwell.
All services were handled by
Gilmore-Southerland, Funeral
Home.


0. Michele Brine
0. Michele "Mi" Brine, of
Mexico Beach, died Tuesday
evening, April 7 at her residence.
She was born in the Florida
Panhandle and moved back here
in 1965 from Camilla, Georgia.
Mrs. Brine was the former
owner of the Piggly Wiggly store in
Port St. Joe and was a member of
the First United Methodist
Church of Mexico Beach. She was
also the past president of the
Women's Golf Association of St.
Joseph Bay Country Club.
Mrs. Brine is survived by her
husband, George Brine of Mexico
Beach; three sons, Alan Meisser
of South Florida, John Meisser
and wife Pat of Sacramento,
California, and Mike Meisser and
wife Karen of Woodstock, Georgia;
two daughters, Lynn Blankenship
of Leesburg, Georgia, and Peggy
Schweikert and husband Richard
of Port St. Joe; two sisters, Jo
Miller of Cairo, Georgia and Mary
Blauth of Jacksonville; eight
grandchildren and one great-
grandchild.


A memorial service for Mrs.
Brine was conducted on Tuesday.
'April 14 at 1:00 p.m.. CT. in the
First United Methodist Church of
Mexico Beach with Rev. Ted
Lovelace officiating. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made
to the Gulf County Public Library,
or to the Bay Medical Hospice in
memory of Mrs. Brine.
Southerland Funeral Home of
Port St. Joe was in charge of all
arrangements.
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Industrial Park Shaping Up
Construction is progressing on Gulf County's Industrial Park being built at the intersection of Highway 71 and the Upper Dalkeith Road.
Workmen are shown working on the roof. The park is being built with grant and county funds, and it is hoped will attract new industry to
locate in the north Gulf County area.. ,-


Connie Roberson Gulf Co Preschool
Connie Roberson, 44 of l Co. Tesc ool


Panama City passed away
Monday. April 13, in Panama
City. A native of Port St. Joe, she
has been a resident of Panama
Citiv since 1983. She was a mem-


ber of Potter's Temple First Born Gulf Coast Community Col-
Church .of the Living God in lege will hold early registration for
Panama City. '; r Summer A. Summer B. and the
She was preceded in death by Fall 1998 semesters on April 16
her grandparents. Kattie and from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and April
Willie Bob Jones, her father ,,177from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
William Filmore, Sr.. arid her Registration will continue
aunt, Carrie Shackleford. April 20 to 23. Monday through
Sunivors include hermother, "Thursday. from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00
Ruth Jones Filmore of Port St. pin, and Friday. April 24 from
Joe: and brothers and sisters, : 30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the
Wieiam Filmore, Jr. of Port St. Office of Admissions and Records.
William Filmore, Jr. of Port St.
Joe, Jerrv Filmore of Port St. Joe. Registration at Tyndall Air
Drcilla Grable of Panama City. Force Base will be held April 13
Angela Filmore. Williams of. andl4 from 12 noon to 4:30 p.m.
Panama. City, Frank ,Filmore of 'at the Education Services Center.
Port St. Joe" and Jeann'et Students must have a course
Williams of Panama City. approval card signed by an advis-:
Funeral services will be held or register.
at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April All registration fees for the
18, at Thompson Temple First first summer term must be paid
*O/nrn Ch-. n ht Lhf- 1.rin 1


iUJl LnuLIILclII UI LAC Living IzoaU,
with interment to, follow in Forest
Hill Cemetery. She will lie in state
at the church 'Saturday, from ,
11:00 a.m. until funeral time.
All services 'are under. the-
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe. ,


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23. More" information about early
registration is available at (850)
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Sponsor Earth
Day Contest
The Environmental Steward-
ship Council at Arizona
Chemical's Port St. Joe plant is
sponsoring an "Earth Day" poster
contest in the Gulf County school
District.
All Gulf County students.
along with children and grand-
children of plant employees are
encouraged to submit a poster
devoted to the theme "Our
Tomorrows Are Based On Today
Protect the Earth."
; The school competition began
on April 1st and will end on April
24th: judging will be on May Ist.
An awards ceremony will be held
at the Centennial Building in Port
St. Joe on May 2, at 10:00 a.m..
ET. All posters will be on display
at that timune.
This year's theme was devel-
oped by Phyllis Moore. plant pur-
chasing clerk. The Port St. Joe
plants Environmental Steward-
ship Council has received several
awards for its efforts to increase
environmental awareness in the
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PAGE 8A THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. APRIL 16, 1998


Do you reckon he got an
early start? He was proud to
show his basket full of treasure.


These three lucky children found the prize eggs in the Merchants Association annual Easter egg hunt
Saturday. Shown from left are: 5-7 year old winner Callie Wood: four and under, Bradley Heacock; and
eight to 12 winner, Kyle Burst.


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Kidfest Saturday


At Gulf Coast C.C.


Close to the heels of Peter
Cottontail is the arrival of another
magical occasion: Kidfestl Early
Childhood Services' board of
directors, staff, volunteers, and
activity booth sponsors, extend a
sunny invitation for everyone to
join them for fabulous fun on
Saturday, on April 18th starting
at 10:00 a.m., CT, and lasting
until 5:00 p.m. on the grounds of
Gulf Coast Community College in'
Panama City.
Singing, storytelling, dancing,
acting, pony rides, moonwalks,
bubble blowing, face painting,
snowball licking, hot dog eating,
staring, laughing, strolling, mim-
ing, clowning, drawing, and on
and on.
Although there are dozens of
games to play and countless
opportunities for laughter and
delight, the cost is one dollar min-
imum donation for each person
(every age. 0 and up!) Wonderful
sights, sounds, delights, and food
will awaken the senses of even'
child and family.
All year long, committees
comprised of members from the
board of directors and volunteer
staff: begin coordinating the pro-
duction of Kidfest. Individuals.
businesses, and fotmdations are
given an opportunity to partic-
ipate In sponsoring the event.
Kidfest allows Early Childhood
Services to share Important infor-
mation with families and commu-
nites.
Early Childhood Services is a
private, non-profit organization
that seeks to reduce child abuse
and neglect, advocate for the pro-
vision of quality, affordable child
care, and enable parents through
family strengthening programs. to
become economically indepen-
dent and enjoy satisfaction from
achieving a higher quality of life in
Bay, Calhoun. Franklin. Gulf,
Holmes, Jackson, and Washing-
ton counties. Kidfest has become
the most important community
supported fundraiser for Early
Childhood Services, Inc.


Early Childhood Services pre-
sents their Fifth Annual Kidfest
for the community to enjoy and to.
celebrate children and families.
Attendance is anticipated to crest
the 14,000 mark. So put on your
Kidfest shoes, grab the hand of
your loved ones, bring a neighbor
or a cousin, and see everyone at
Kidfest 19981


What's Free?
"What's a Parent to Do? is a
brochure describing ways to get
your kids to eat right. It's packed
with tips for making snacks and
meals of fruits and vegetables
fun. quick and easy.
For a free copy, call (850)
487-4894, or \write: Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services. Division of
Marketing and Development, 429
Mayo Building. Tallahassee. FL
32399-0800






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You would have thought it was the Oklahoma Land Rush Saturday morning as the children raced to
find the eggs. In fact if you were 10 minutes late, it was all over as the hundreds of youngsters made
short work of finding the gaily decorated eggs.


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and mental health center. It is not intended to replace psychological counseling or treatment services.


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Cousins enjoy the Easter egg hunt together Saturday at the park.
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Young Men-Uncle
Sam Needs You!
If you are a young man
between the ages of 18 and 25. it's
time to think about your Uncle
Sam, and the best way to stay on
his good side is to register with
Selective Service. Although most
men register when they are 18, as
required by law. some fail to do so
until they are older. In some
cases, they wait too long.-


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Beach & Cape area. Fantasy
Properties, 648-5146


If you are now 25, you have
only 'the months remaining until
Vour 26th birthday to register.
Selective Service does not have
the authority, to accept late regis-
trations after a man reaches his
26th birthday.
Selective Service State
Director Douglas R. Maddox cau-
tioned that, with few exceptions, a
man who fails to register before
turning 26 will permanently for-
feit his eligibility for certain bene-
fits, such as federal student aid,
job training, and most federal
employment, in addition to facing
possible prosecution as a felon.

Over 13 million men age 18
through 25 are currently regis-
tered with Selective Service. Of
those, 560,467 are from Florida.


Dear Counselor:
My 20 year old brother has
been recently diagnosed with
schizophrenia. I have heard a lot
about this, but I am not sure of
the information that I have
received. Can you tell me more
about this illness?
Signed,
Concerned Sibling
Dear Concerned:
Schizophrenia is a complex
illness involving distortions of
thinking and perception, social
withdrawal, inappropriate emo-
tional responses, disorganized
behavior and disturbances in
work. Interpersonal relationships.
and/or self-care. Delusions and
hallucinations are also common.
Continuous signs of the dis-
turbance must persist for at least
six months \with at least one
month of the symptoms being
very active.
The onset of this illness is fre-
quently in the early to mid 20's for
men and in the late 20's for
women. Studies on prevalence
suggest that the rate of this illness
is about 1% of the general popula-
tion with the disorder existing
throughout the world. Although
the term "schizophrenia" was not
used until the early 20th century,
the illness has probably existed
throughout time.
Much misinformation exists
regarding schizophrenia. For
example, multiple or "split per-
sonality" is an entirely different
disorder with no similarities. Also,
most schizophrenic patients are


not violentt and instead prefer to
withdraw from others.
Finally. poor. parenting and
stress do not cause this illness.
Learning methods to cope with
one's difficulties may help.
The cause of the illness is
unknown but many studies sug-
gest a genetic predisposition or a
biochemical imbalance as
causative factors. Although there
is no known cure at the present
time; treatment can be very effec-
tive through the use of medica-
tions that will drastically reduce
symptoms. Group and family
counseling as well as social sup-
port services are also very benefi-
cial.
Thank you for your concern
and do not hesitate to contact this
clinic if we can provide you with
further information. Treatment
for this illness is available at the
Gulf County Guidance Clinic and
through other local mental health
clinics and private psychiatrists in
our area.
. Sincerely,, 'Edwin R. Ailes, MS
Certified School Psychologist
Licensed Marriage and Family
Therapist

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.


S* *DAVID R.


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WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN A CHRISTIAN
PRESCHOOL AND CHILDCARE PROGRAM FOR YOUR
CHILD IN THE WEWAHITCHKA AREA?
Dalkeith Baptist Church is making a survey to see if it
is feasible to start this program in September. If you
are interested, please call 639-5559 or fill in this infor-
mation and mail to:
Dalkeith Baptist Church
2223 CR 381
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Number of children: Ages:
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 1998 PAGE 9A



Gators Win Two Close Ones


JE


Lucas Martinez and Jason Brant advanced to state competition.


R-niiuing


of serving on the City Commission
would make him one of the, most
qualified and experienced candi-
dates seeking this position.
The candidate moved to Port
St. Joe in 1944, attended Port St.
Joe High Schqol, Georgia Military
College on a basketball scholar-
ship, and then served in the U. S.
Army. '
He is married to the former
Ann Kenney with three grown
children-one, Jim, Roberts,
residing in Port St. Joe.
Roberts is an- active member
of First United Methodist Church
and The Men's .Club, and is a
familiar sight "cooking up" Zedoc
Baxter's famous barbecued chick-
en.
After retiring from 25 years
with Arizona Chemical, Roberts
worked for the city as recreational
director, providing programs for
children and adults in various
sports activities. He has devoted
35 years to Dixie Youth Baseball
in varied capacities and at pre-
sent is assistant coach to the high
school ladies' softball team.
Roberts expressed his great
apprrjdtion for your vote' and
tuprport- th eipconiing election.


New- from Page 1
County's Tobacco Coordinator
Regina Washabaugh on what the
organization is doing in the
community to promote tobacco
free programs.
eSolid Waste Director Joe
Danford set May 30th as the date
for Amnesty Day.
*Commissioner Tommy Knox
told the board clean-up crews
were beginning work in the St.".,
Joe Beach area.


*Agreed to a request from
Larry Wells to set up a special
,meeting between county union
workers and the board to discuss
Impasse issues and one griev-
ance.
eHeard a report from
Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr.
on the recent hurricane confer-
ence and witnessed an instant hot
meal demonstrated.

Contract,

-from Page 1
the El Nifio storm/flood will be
hauled away by the contractor
under the debris, removal pro-
gram.. ....
The contractor will not
remove hazardous waste materi-
als such as fuel, pesticides, chem-
icals, etc. -
El Niflo Information Hotline
The Gulf County Board of
County' Commissioners has set
- up an El Nino information line.
Should you have any questions
regarding the El Nifio storm
event's impact on Gulf County,
including debris removal
questions,. please 'call Adria at
639-4578.


hi


from Page 1


WEWAHITCHKA 4, R. F. MUNROE 3
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8
Ike Mincy hit a solo home run
and Champ Traylor scored on

PSJ High School's

Winning Welders
Port St. Joe High School
welders took the top two finishing
positions at regional welding com-
petition held Friday. March 6th at
Port St. Joe High's facility.
V.I.C.A. members Jason
Brant and Lucas Martinez took
first and second places, respec-
tively, out of a competitive field of
15 welders at the contest. These
young men will now advance to
the state competition held May 6.
7. and 8 in Miami.
All sponsored trips taken by
members of the welding classes at
the school are funded entirely by
fundraising projects through the
V.I.C.A. Club.
Any donations made toward
the expenses which will be
incurred during their trip to state
competition will be greatly appre-
ciated. They should be made to
the Port St. Joe V.I.C.A. Club by
calling 229-8251, or to Tommy
Knox, welding instructor at Port
St. Joe High School.


G.T. Morgan's RBI single as the
Wewahitchka Gators scored two
runs in the bottom of the eighth
inning to beat R. F. Munroe 4-3 in
last Wednesday's game.
Brandon Jones pitched the
final one and two-thirds innings
to pick up the win and improve to
5-1 on the mound for the Gators.
"Jones allowed one earned run
and struck out two hitters.
Kelly Forehian-d started on the
mound for Wewa and struck out

Youth Soccer

Spring Session
Port St. Joe youth soccer ivill
'begin the spring session on,
Saturday. April 18th. Practices
will be held on Wednesdays from
5:15 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays
from 9 to 11 a'.m.
There Is not a formal game
schedule. The purpose of this ses-
sion is to teach soccer skills to
beginners and returning soccer
players, and to have fun playing
soccer!
Registration will be held on
Saturday,. April 18th at 9 a.m. at
. the Port St. Joe Elementary
School field. There 'is no registra-
tion fee, but participants will be
required to wear shin guards and
Cleats to even' practice.
Anyone, ages four to 16, is
invited to participate. Adult vol-
unteers are needed. Please call
nBetty Curry at 229-8010 If you
need more information.


herff$s Beat.

Sentences Handed Down
Christopher Blankenship was
sentenced to 36 months in the
custody of the Department of
Po:'rrectlons for a 1993 charge of
principall to introduction of con-
-e traband into a correctional facill-
S .. : ty.


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Young children allegedly were responsible for the damage shown
above in Roberts Cemetery in Wewahitchka.


Roberts Cemetery Is


a "i
Vandalized
In response to a citizen's call
on Friday. April 10. Gulf County'
Sheriffs Department Sgt. Lanier
arrived at Roberts Cemetery. near
Wewahitchka. to discover a rash
of vandalism which had occurred
S:at the location.
Thirty to 40 grave sites had
been vandalized with damage
* ranging from headstones being
knocked over to statues being
broken. '


by Juveniles
Sgt. Lahnier interviewed sever-
al persons in the neighborhood in
the vicinity of the cemetery and
was given the names of juveniles
who had been seen in there at the
time of the incident.
His investigation lead to the
arrest of three juveniles, two age
10 and one age; seven. During
questioning, the. two older juve-
niles also confessed to a burglary
that had occurred earlier in the
week in Stone Mill Creek.


Sailboat Capsized


On Thursday, April 9th, Gulf
County Sheriffs Department
Deputy Larry HJghtower respond-
ed to a reported sailboat accident
at the Cape. Upon his arrival, he
found a capsized sailboat and dis-
covered that Leslie Thompson had
gone out in a small. crew to
-attempt a rescue.
She was able to pick up two
Juveniles, but had a difficult time
because of the rough seas being


experienced at the time.

Florida Marine Patrol officer
Tony Lee was called to 'the area
for assistance. When he' reached
the scene, by boat, he was able to
rescue the remaining two persons
who were still clinging to the over-
turned sailboat. All of the sub-
jects involved in the mishap had
life jackets on their person arid
were safely returned to shore.


Did You Know?

The date on milk cartons and
other dairy product packaging
refers to the date by which a store
must sell the product-not the
date by which the product must
be disposed.
If it does not sell before the
date expires, the store must
remove the product from the
shelves. Consumers should
expect milk and other dairy prod-
ucts they have purchased with
shelf dates on the packaging to be
good for at least four days after
the shelf removal date has
expired-assuming the product
has been quickly transported
home and kept there under prop-
er refrigeration.


- Mark Anthony Weeks was
',sentenced to 96 months in the
custody of the Department of
Corrections for DUI manslaughter
which occurred in April of 1997.,
... Tilden L. Fichera was sen-
t. enced to 28.6 months in the cus-
tody of the Department of
Corrections on April 7th. This
sentence was for three burglaries
that occurred in 1994.
Tyrone Roberts was sen-
tenced to 106.3 months in the
custody of the Department of
Corrections for battery on a law
,., enforcement officer. This incident
occurredrd 'In Gulf Correctional
institute in January of this year.
Virgil Brown was sentenced to
125.8 months in the custody of
'the Department of Corrections for
four counts of aggravated battery.


S STATE OF FLORIDA
S DEPARTMENT OF
. ,ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
: NOTICE OF PERMIT ISSUANCE
Tl-,e Department or ErurlnmenLal Protecuorn 0'e
nouce of 1LA permit I isua(nce (File No DF23-
1337161 to Paul arid Beny Larudee 405 Vita
Heights Ro3d. RIchmond, Callforni 94605 t ill
apprciinatcelv 015 acre- ol .Lin"dlruonal etlard,
for the purpose I' con'u.rucung ihree homes and
three 4 w de boardasalkh As rrdugauon for the pro.
JecEL. the appliean ha-- oliered to pla>:e approa.
mately 1.8 acres of salt marsh into a conservation
easement.' ,
The proJet i e is located off of Indian Pass Road,
Gulf County Florida, Section 22, Towriship 9
'South; Range 10 West.
A person whose substantial Interests are affected
bt the Department's proposed decisions in this
permit may petition for an administrative proceed-
,.,ing (hearing) In accordance with Section 120.57.
F.S. Petitions filed by the permit applicant and the
parties listed below must be filed within 14 days of
... receipt of this intent. Petitions fied by other per-
sons must be filed within 14 days of publication of
'the public notice or within 14 days of their receipt
of,this intent, whichever occurs first. Third party
petitioners shall mall a copy of the petition to the
pplicar.t at the address indicated above at the
Lime of tlling Failure to file a petition within this
time period shall constitute a waiver of any right
such persons may have to request and administra-
tive determination (hearing) under Section 120.57,
F.S. The petition must be filed (received) in
Department of Environmental Protection
Office of General Counsel, MS# 35
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard
I Tallahassee. FL 32399-3000
The petition must contain the Information set forth
below:
(a.) The name, address, and telephone number
S of each petitioner, the applicant's name and
address, the Department Permit File Number
and the county in which the project is pro-
posed;
(b.) A statement of how and when each petition-
er received notice of the Department's action
or proposed action;
(c.) A statement of how each petitioner's sub-
stantial Interests are affected by the
Department's action or proposed action:
(d.) A statement of material facts disputed by
Petitioner, If any:
(e.) A statement of facts which petitioner con-
tends warrant reversal or modification of the
Department's action or proposed action:
(f.) A statement of which rules or statutes peti-
tioner contends require reversal or modifica-
tion of the Department's action or proposed
action; and
(g.) A statement of the relief sought by petition-
er. stating precisely the action petitioner
wants the Department to take with respect to
the Department's action or proposed action.
If a petition is filed, the administrative hearing
process will constitute a renewed determination of
the Department's decision on the application.
Accordingly, the Department's final action may be
different from the position taken by it in this
Intent. Persons whose substantial interests will be
affected by any decision of-the Department with
regard to the application have the right to petition
to become a party to the proceeding. The petition
must conform to the requirements specified above
and be filed (received) within 14 days of receipt of
this intent, in the Office of General Counsel at the
above address. Failure to petition within the
allowed time frame constitutes a waiver of any right
such person has to request a hearing under
Section 120.57, F.S.. and to participate as a party
to this proceeding. Any subsequent intervention
will only be at the approval of the presiding officer
upon motion filed pursuant to Rules 285.207 and
60Q-2.010, F.A.C.
Itc. April 16. 1998.


one batter and gave up one
earned run in his four innings.
-Mincy pitched two and one-third
innings, of relief and struck out
three hitters.,
,Mincywent two for three with
a solo home run to lead the
Gators at the plate. Traylor and
Morgan each added RBI singles
for the Gators (12-8).
"We won, but it was our most
lethargic game of the season,"

Lady Gators
WEWAHITCHKA 13, CARRABELLE 1
TUESDAY, APRIL 14
The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators' Diana Taunton had a
grand slam home run in Wewa's
10 run fourth inning. The Lady
Gators blew out Carrabelle 13-1
in five innings by the mercy rule.
Judith Husband allowed only
four hits and, one walk as she
struck out three batters and
improved to,11-1 on the season.
Aimee Pridgeon went three for
four with four RBI for the Lady
Gators (11-2).
WEWA OO01 10 2 -13 8 2
CARR 000 10 1 4 5

This incident occurred in Gulf
Correctional Institute during
August 1997.

James Gregory Gortt was
sentenced to 66 months in the'
.custody of the Department ofI
Corrections for felony counts of
,DUI and DWLSR on a December
1 997 arrest.
Aggravated Battery Arrest
Tuesday, April 7. James
Edward Rogers. age 45. was
arrested and charged with aggra-
vated battery. It is alleged that
Rogers struck the victim in the
face with the butt of a rifle, caus-
ing several broken bones in the
victim's face.
Dottle Sniffs Out Drugs
Corporal Greg Myrick. Deputy
James Jensen and Auxiliary
Deputy James Newsome stopped
two cars in the Williamsburg Road
area in the early morn ng hours of
Saturday, April 11 th.
Soon thereafter. Deputy
Richard Burkett and K-9 "Dottle"
were also summoned to the traffic
stop. After inspection of the vehi-
cles, "Dottie" alerted on each.
Following a productive search
of the vehicles by officers on the
scene Lewis, Dea NickelL,
Marlene Mitchell andlWillie Floyd-
Nobles, Sr., all of Wewahitchka,
were arrested for possession of
marijuana (less than 20 grams)
and possession of drug parapher-',
fnalia.


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said head coach Jay Kearce. "We
went on Spring Break 24 hours
early"
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WEWAHITCHKA 2
WASHINGTON CObNTY, KY 1
TUESDAY, APRIL 14
Wewahltchka's Josh Baxley
singled in the bottom of the sixth
inning and Ike Mincy followed
with a long two-run homer for the
Gators only hits in Tuesday's 2-1
win over Washington County,
Kentucky.
"Washington County's pitcher
did a great job of keeping us off
balance. and he could throw a
knutickle'ball for a strike." said
Coach Kearce.
Brandon Jones threw a com-
plete game six-hitter to pick up
the win on the. mound for Wewa
(13-8). Jones (6-1) struck out
eight batters and gave up one
earned run.
"We came ready to play ball,"
said Kearce. "We were much
sharper mentally and played with
some passion."
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Gulf Rifle Club

Matches Planned
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
two separate .22 RF rifle matches,
a BR-50 match and a smallbore
metallic silhouette match on
Saturday morning, April 18th.
Registration and set-up will begin
at 8:30 a.m. and the first match,
the BR-50 will start at 9:30.
Trophies will be awarded to
third place for each match and
the entry fee for each match is
$4.00. Shooters 18 years, old and
younger are not charged any
entry fee.
The BR-50 match consists of
50 shots fired at bullseye targets
placed 50 yards from the firing
line with a time limit of'30 min-
utes' to fire the match. All shots
are fired from a supported posi-
tion on a benchrest. An accurate
rifle and scope combination Is
required for this match.
The metallic silhouette match
will follow the completion of the
BR-50 match. This match con-
sists of 40 shots fired at metal tar-
gets placed 40 to 100 yards from
the firing line. All shots are fired
from the standing position with-
ouf'lie benefit of using a sling.
Most any .22 rifle is suitable for
this match and would be excellent
training for the teenage shooters.
Last Saturday morning, the
club held its monthly .22 RF
bullseye pistol match and hunter
pistol metallic silhouette match.
Ralph Roberts won the bullseye
match with a score of 693.
Houston Whitfield was second
with 681 and Dale Marshall was
third with 655.
In the silhouette- match. Al
Wackowski won by knocking
down 10 targets. Dale Marshall
was second with nine targets and
Houston Whitfield was third with
seven targets. Windy conditions
made this match difficult to
shoot.
For more Information about
the shooting events call 229-8421
after 5:00 p.m. or come out on a
Saturday morning and see first
hand the matches they're shoot-
ing..


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PAGE 10A THE STAR,- PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 1998


PSJH Track Team


Still Goim
On Saturday, April 4, Port St..
Joe High School hosted the 12th.
Annual PSJi Invitational Track
and Field Championships.
Overall in the ladies' competi-
tion, Maclay won the team title,
scoring 2Q4 points. Godby placed
second with 147 points. Lincoln
placed third with 93; Wewahitch-
ka and North Florida Christian
tied for fourth with 47. Port St.
Joe place sixth with a score of 39,
and Greensboro finished seventh
with 16 points.
In the boys' competition,
Godby won the team title, with a
final score of 188 points. Leon
placed second with 131, and Lin-
coln was in third place with 119.
Port St. Joe placed fourth with a
score of 64.5. .,
North' Florida Christian
scored 49 points and was in fifth
place: Maclay finished in sixth
place with a score of 4 1. Wewa-
hitchka placed seventh with 28.5
points, and Marianna placed
eighth with 1I points. Rutherford
finished in ninth place with eight,
and Greensboro finished in tenth
vWith one.': ,
The following athletes scored
points in the meetfor the Sharks:
Jason Holmes-Ist, pole vault,
12'0": Travis Woullard-3rd, shot
put, 48'5.5'; Ben McCroan-3rd,
discus. 139'8.5";.Rod Chambers,
-Kelon McNair, Rod Givens and
Chad Thompson-3rd, 4x400 re-
lay, 3 34.8.
Other team members who
also scored points for the Sharks
include: Rod Chambers--4th. 110
hurdles. 15.3; Rod Givens-4th,
1600 meters. 4:40.9: Rod Cham-
bers-4th. 300 hurdles. 42.4;
Keion McNair-4th 800 meters,
2:07.2; Jermnaine Peterson-5th,
shot.put, 45'3"; Rod Givens-5th,'
:800 meters, 2:08.9; Travis W0u1-
lard-6th, discus, 130'11"; Travis
Wright-,6th, pole vault, 8'6"; Ky-
ron Bailey-7th, high jump, 5'6"';
and Jennaine Peterson,---8th, dis-
cus, 1 15'9".
Last Wednesday, the boys
track team competed in a five
team meet hosted by Mosley.
Placing first in the team competi-
tion was Rutherford with 121
points. Port St. Joe came in sec-
ond with 86 points, and Mosley
placed third with 48. Wewahitch-
ka scored 45 points and came in
fourth. Bay finished in fifth place
with 44 points.
Competing in this meet and
scoring points for the ,Sharks
were: Travis VWoullard-1st, shot
put, 49'8"; Benrt McCroan-lst,
discus, 133'10"; Rod Chambers-
1st, 110 hurdles, 15.6; Rod
Chambers-1st, 300 hurdles,
43.4; Rod Givens-1st, 800 me-
ters, 2:04.5; Travis Woullard-
2nd, discus, 133'10"; Kyron Bai-
ley-2nd, high jump, 5'4"; Travis
Wright-2nd, pole vault, 9'6";


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ig Strong
Alex Hemandez-3rd, pole vault,
9'0" and Kyron Bailey-3rd, 300
hurdles, 48.1..
Running in the relay competi-
tions were Chad Thompson, Rod
Givens, Jeff Schweikert, and
Adam White-3rd, 4x800 relay,
9:11.7; and Rod Chambers, Rod
Givens, Travis Wright, and John
Watkins-3rd, 4x400 relay.
3:44.5.
The following students also
participated in and scored for the
Sharks at the Mosley Meet:
Jermaine Peterson-4th. shot
put, 41'L & 3/4" and 4th, discus,
114'3"; Pat Fitzgerald---4th, pole
vault, 6'6"; Kyron Bailey-4th,
110 hurdles. 20.5; Ben
McCroan-5th, shot put, 39.5;
Kyron Bailey-5th, triple jump,
36'7"; Jerome Williams-5th, pole'
vault, 5'6"; and Jeff Schweikert-
5th, 3200 meters, 10:56.1.
Friday, the Sharks will com-
pete in their last regular season
meet at Rutherford.,
However, on Wednesday,
April 22. Port St. Joe High School
will host the District 3-2A Track
and Field Championships. Field'
events will begin at 3:00. and the
running finals will begin at 4:30.
The top four finishers in the meet
will qualify for the Region Cham-
pionships at Florida State Univer-
SSitC on April 30.' Blountstown,
Liberty County and Wewahltchka
will also be competing in the meet
along with the Sharks.


Sharks



Win



2 of 3

PORT ST. JOE 13, CHIPLEY 8
FRIDAY, APRIL 10
Port St. Joe scored five runs
in the fourth inning to take an 1I I-
8 lead in Friday's game against
Chipley. The Sharks went on to '
win 13-8 and improved their
record to 15-7 on the season.
Jarred Patterson improved to
6-3 and struck out five hitters In
his seven innings on the mound .
for the Sharks. Patterson gave up ;
eight earned runs on nine hits .
and five walks. '' "' .
Jim Faison went four for four ",. ...,
with a triple to lead the Sharks
offensively. Patterson went three ,.
for four with a RBI, while Wayne
Summers, Ryan Stephens, Matt Thin
Terry and Ashley Stephens each Patters(
went two for four.,
Summers had a home run P S, I
with three RBI and Ryah '- 3
Stephens had a double with three CHP 3
RBI. Terry had a double with two,,
RBI and Ashley Stephens added a PORT ST.
RBI for the Sharks. 1


Ad baseman James Daniels fields a bunt to throw out the Chipley runner at first. Pitcher Jarred
on and first baseman Joey Mastro (20) clear,a path for the throw.


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JoE 2, BARRON Co., KY 3
TUESDAY APRIL 14


Jimbo Faison (16) slides safely to steal second base during the
game against the Chipley Tigers.

Gulf's Upcoming Week On the Diamonds...


4/16 ..... Port St. Joe Lad) Sharks vs. Bay High Away
4/16 ......... Wenahitchka Lady Galorn %s. Blouniltown Home
4/17 ....... Port St. Joe Lady Sharks vs. Chipley Home
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Wewahilchka Gaiors is. Grand Ridge
Port St. Joe Lady Sharks .s. Rutherford
Werahitchka Lady Gaiors vs. Carrabelle
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PORT ST. JOE 12, LIBERTY Co. 9
THURSDAY, APRIL 9
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
took advantage of Liberty
County's eight errors in
Thursday's game for a 12-9 victo-
ry. The Lady Sharks trailed 4-2
going into the bottom. of the
fourth inning when they exploded
for six runs to take an 8-4 lead.
Bonnie Belin (11-3) struck
out six batters in" her: seven
innings on the mound to pick up.
her 11th win of the season. Belin
allowed seven earned runs on five
hits and six walks.
Lacey Johnson had the big
bat for the Lady Sharks, going two
for three with a double and three
RBL.
Katie Kilbourn, Belin,
Lindsay Williams and Megan
Johnson each had one hit for Port
St. Joe. Kilbourn had a double
with two RBI while Belin had a
RBI single for the Sharks (11-4).
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PORT ST. JOE 11, OWENSBORO, KY 1
TUESDAY, APRIL 14
The Lady Sharks combined
11 hits with solid pitching from
Bonnie Belin and good defensive
play from shortstop Lacey
Johnson to knock off Owensboro,
Kentucky 11-1 in Tuesday's Lady
Shark Day of Softball.
Port St. Joe scored two runs
in both the first and second
innings, one in the third and four
in the fourth inning to give them a
9-1 lead. The Lady Sharks added
two more runs in the bottom of
the sixth inning to beat
Owensboro by the 10-run rule.
Belin allowed only one earned
run on three hits and three walks
as she improved to 12-3 on the
mound for the Lady Sharks. Belin
collected five strike-outs in her six
innings on the mound.,
Lindsay Williams went two for
four with three -RBI and Katie


:5choarshiup Fioundauion will pre-
sent an evening with Coach

Kilbourn was two for three with
two RBI to lead Port St. Joe offen-
sively. Neikole Royster had two
hits with a double and a RBI.
Shella Hightower had two hits
with a RBI, while Julie Lanford
added two more hits for the Lady
Sharks (12-4).
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eIta t university. iis programlJII
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 encour-
aged to attend and visit with
Coach Andrews. Dinner will be
served at no cost.'


S Views On Dentafl Health

FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.


preventive


.. Maintenance


Anyone who has been histories of good control may
treated for extensive tooth only have to be seen twice a
decay or specific .bacterial year.
infection should know the value The recall interval is
of periodic review by dental extremely important for chil-
personnel trained to spot such .dren. Besides the possibility of


problems.
The interval between recall
exams should not be based on,
some arbitrary time period, the
standard six-month examina-
tion for example, but rather on
the probability of recurrence of.
infection or other problems.
Some patients in the early
stages of control or with a
recent history of gum infection
should be seen frequently,
sometimes as often as every
two months. Others with long


dental disease, the process of
oral development does not
always go smoothly,
Orthodontic or surgical
intervention to correct a rela-
tively minor problem at the
proper time can greatly reduce
future problems.
+++++++++++++++
Prepared as a public service to pro-
mote better dental health. From the
office of FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.,
319 Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.
+++++++


Port St. Joe committed five
errors In Tuesday's 3-2 loss to
Barron County. Kentucky in the
Sharks' annual Day of Baseball.
Barron County broke a 2-2 tie
when they scored one run in the
fifth inning.
Ryan Stephens (1-1)' only
allowed one earned run and four
hits in his seven innings on the
mound for the Sharks.
Jim Faison. James Daniels,
Wayne Summers and Jeremy
Dixon each had one hit for Port
St. Joe (15-8). Summers had a
RBI double.
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TUESDAY, APRIL 14
The Sharks scored two runs
in the bottom of the second inning
to take a 2-1 lead. Port St. Joe
scored three more runs, in the
fourth inning and went on for a 5-


2 win.
Jarred Patterson (7-3) gave
up four hits, two walks and one
earned run in his complete game
performance. Patterson collected
six strike-outs to pick up the win
on the mound for Port S. Joe (16-
8).
Wayne Summers, Ryan
Stephens, Ashley Stephens and
Jeremy Dixon- each had one hit
for the Sharks. Dixon had two
RBI, while the Stephens twins
had one RBI each. Brett Lowry
added an RBI for the Sharks.
"I thought the Day of Baseball
went well," said Coach Buck
Watford. "We played o.k.-I was
pleased with our pitching and
defense. We didn't hit the ball as
well as we have been and we
weren't being aggressive enough
at the plate."
Both Kentucky .teams beat
Sneads in Tuesday's Day of
Baseball.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 1998 PAGE .


The Ilse Newell Fund. for the
Performing Arts closes its pro-
gram year on Sunday, April 26th,
at 4:00 p.m., ET, in the gazebo at
Lafayette Park in Apalachicola
with a FREE. performance by the
Opti-Mystic Jazz Orchestra
Foundation of Bay County.
Teaching American music
through big band jazz, the orches-
tra is comprised of 26 to 30 stu-
dents auditioned every August
from area high schools. For 10
months a year these young musi-
cians play for the community and
throughout the state of Florida,
promoting the need for music and
fine arts in the public school sys-
tems.
They donate their time to help


the Red Cross, American Cancer
Society, Second Chance of North
Florida, the March of Dimes and
other groups that directly help
take care of youth. The founda-
tion is incorporated as a non-prof-
it (501-C-3) organization.
In Bay County, new financial
burdens and new class schedules
were forcing many band and vocal
programs to be cut back or cut
out completely. Consequently, in
the fall of 1994, a new
Community Jazz Orchestra
Program was formed to give those
students a chance to continue to
refine their musical talents, tech-
nical skills, and self esteem, sup-
plementing the high school band
programs and working around


the schedules of their schools.
Setting up collegiate music
scholarships is also part of the
program. Funding comes frdm
parents, students, community,
and business sponsorships,.
donations for playing for
community events, and CD and
cassette sales.
Under the direction of Frank
and Penny Zerbel, and competing
against other high school and col-
lege jazz bands in, 1997 in
Orlando, they brought home first
place in the jazz division.
Penny serves as director of
the '"Singing Commodores" and
teaches applied and class piano
at Gulf Coast Community College.
She 'is also: choir director at


Callaway United Methodist
Church.
The Ilse Newell Fund and the
Apalachicola Area Historical
Society would like to thank the
following area business and citi-
zens for !making this concert
FREE to the public-Patrick and
Mary O'Neill, Apalachicola State
Bank, Judge and Mrs. Van
Russell, Dr. and Mrs. Photis
Nichols, Judge and Mrs. Robert
M. Moore '-Jim and Jeannette
Miller. Don and Barbara
Hartsfield. and Douglas and Anna
Gaidry. .
Those attending are advised
Ato bring along their own lawn
chair for comfort during the con-
cert'.


FEMA Extends Disaster

Aid Deadline to May 6th
The deadline for winter storm the tornados and flooding that
victims in Florida's disaster- followed in north-central Florida
declared counties to register for and the Panhandle.
federal assistance has been ex- The extension grants addi-
tended to May 6, by the Federal tional time for residents in any of
Emergency Management Agency the declared counties to call the
(FEMA)., FEMA teleregistration line, at I-
A 30-day extension was ap-. 800-462-9029, and apply for as-
proved by Paul Fay, federal coor- distance. The number for those
dinating officer for recovery oper- with speech or hearing impair-
ations, at the request of Joe ments is 1-800-462-7585.
Myers. director of the state Divi- "No ohe who lives in' a de-
slon of Emergency Management, cared county and was damaged
to ensure that the most recent in the storms should fall to regis-
disaster victims have sufficient ter." said Fay. "This will be the fi-
time to apply. nal extension so it's extremely im-
President Clinton issued a portant that they register by May
major disaster declaration on 6. After that, it will be too late."
January 6 for flooding in central Under federal law. assistance will
Florida. The declaration was later not be available to those who reg-
expanded to include victims of sister after the deadline passes.


Newell Fund Concert Closes Out Season April 26 Hanson Tells


With Opti-Mystic Jazz Orchestra Giving Free Performance At Lafayette Park


They need your vote. Refresh-
ments will be served following the
meeting' by Auxiliary members
Wanda Walker and Idale Roberts.


-VFW Post #10069 Sr. Vice
Commander Dick 'Seefeldl. is
shown in the photo giving Sharon
Call,.of Sharon's Cafe in Mexico
Beach, another big bag of soft
drink can "tabs" collected by the
members of the VFW. Sharon, in
turn, either sends them to. Ken-
tucky or takes them up ..'herself
when she goes for a visit .
The tabs are sold, and all of
the proceeds !are donated to an
Indian Summer Camp for chil-
dren with cancer and leukemia.
SThe camp is staffed by volunteers
and doctors and nurses from the
Cancer Research Program at the
University of Kentucky.
Please keep the tabs coming
in for this worthwhile cause. A
special thank you goes out to
Auxiliary member Mary Fowler
':for collecting the "tabs" from
i: many businesses in the area.
The regular meeting for VFW
'will be held on Tuesday. April 14,
;'at 7:30 p.m.. ET. at the Post
'""Home in Highland View. Please /
plan to attend.
During this meeting. they will
be having the elections for the
new officers for the coming year.


o0 experiences

Counseling


At Camp
A while back, the Port St. Joe
Rotary Club heard a program,
presented by a member of the
Tallahassee club, about a camp
the Tallahassee club sponsors for
physically challenged children.
The camp, located north of
Quincy, makes no charge for
handicapped youth to attend. It is
entirely financed by Rotary and
i endent gifts.
This past Thursday, the club
heard a report from a Port St. Joe
girl, Sabrina Hanson. a senior at
Port St. Joe High School. on her
experience as a first year counsel-
lor at the camp.
Sabrina reported that the cli-
ents attend for two week stints of
recreational activity and learning.
The camp is located on 38
acres. It consists of two fish
ponds, a swimming pool, along
with bridle paths and horse
stables, archery ranges, and
acres devoted to all types of recre-
ational activities.
She said the counsellors are
each assigned to not more than
two clients who come for a stay,
caring for them entirely. ,
Sabrina had a number of the
handicrafts her students had
made and photographs showing
them at their activities. She said
last year's session was her first
experience as a counsellor at a
camp for the handicapped. "I was
nervous and full of apprehen-
sion," she said, but reported that
she "was looking forward with an-
ticipation to spending her second


Pollock Graduates


From FBI Academy


Mitchell T. Pollock, Chief of,
Police for the City of Mexico
Beach, was one of 268 law en-."
forcement officers who graduated
on March 27 from the 192nd ses-
sion of the FBI National Academy.
located at the FBI training facility
in Quantico. Virginia.
The 192nd session consisted


Mitchell T. Pollock


of men and women from 49
states, the District of Columbia,
Puetto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Is-
lands. 21 international countries.
five military organizations, and
five federal civilian organizations.
However, less than 2% of all
law enforcement officers in the
United States are given the op-
portunity to attend this prestig-
ious academy. There are only a
handful of local law enforcement
officials who have graduated from
the school.
Internationally known for Its
academic excellence, the National
Academy Program offers I I
weeks of advanced investigative,
management, and fitness training
for selected officers having a prov-
en record as a professional within
his or her agency.
On the average, these officers
usually have 16 years of law en-
forcement experience and usually
return to their agencies to serve
in executive level positions.
Training for the program is
provided by FBI Academy instruc-
tional staff, special agents. and
other staff members holding ad-
vanced degrees, many of whom
are recognized internationally in
their field of expertise.


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VFW Post #10069


Still Needs "Tabs"


Aiistate
You're in gofd hands.


year helping these special chil-
dren to enjoy themselves."
Guests of the club were: Bob
Bolduc of Garden City, Mich.,
Ralph Konen of Cincinnati, Ohio,
John Frothingham of Cham-
plaign, Ill., and Jimmy Keen of
Tallahassee.


Grants for Family
Preservation Support
This marks the fifth year.of
mini-grant funding for the Family
Preservation and Support
Services Program which is spon-
sored by the Department of
Children and Families. They are
once again offering funding for
programs that are serving the six
county 'area-Bay, Gulf,
Washington, Holmes, Jackson,
and Calhoun.
The department is looking for
programs or projects that are
community based and whose aim
is strengthening families and pre-
venting child abuse and neglect.
Funding willtrbe available for the
six county area for the period of
July 1 through June 30, 1999.
The Department of Children
and Families is providing local
workshops In each, county.
Anyone wishing to apply for fund-
ing should attend or send a repre-
sentative. Please fax or call in
your intent by April 21st to
Annika Hussey to '482-5391 or
482-2833 (fax).
A Family Preservation and
Support Mini-Grant Workshop
will be held at the Gulf County
Public Library in Port St. Joe on
April 30th from 3 to 5 p.m., ET.
An application for funds will
be dispersed during this work-
shop. If you are unable to attend,
please try to send a representa-
tive.








"'AGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 1998

MEDITATIONS OF A
(1osuntr 3readcher

By LOWELL F. ADAMS
God Wouldn't
Have Me
Jesus came to save
sinners, not "good"
people.
-Luke 5:32
( WAS TALKING to a man one day about his
relationship to God, and he told me: "God wouldn't have me! I
have been too bad. I have thought about joining a church, but no
church would want me as a member. No, I don't think God
would be interested in the likes of me!"
But God IS interested in the likes of that man! In fact He
sent Jesus unto us because He loves not only that man, but every
person in this world, especially those who see themselves as
sinners. But just joining a church is not the answer. Accepting
Jesus as Lord and Savior is what is needed.
In verses 27 through 39 of that fifth chapter of Luke, Jesus
tells us He came for the express purpose of saving sinners. In II
Peter we are told that in the last days there will be unbelieving
scoffers, but God is not willing that anyone should perish. And
it cautions us that one day this old world is going to melt with
fervent heat. Those who accept Jesus and God's redemptive
plan, will not be here when that terrible catastrophe happens.
During my years of ministry, people often told me they had
sinned away their chance at heaven. However, we gather from
studying the Word of God, one cannot sin themselves out of
God's Love. The only thing that will keep us from being saved,
is our own rebellion, to reject God's Love, and turn our backs
upon Jesus. God is always ready when we are ready. God saves
those who want to be saved.
We hear people say: "I don't believe a loving God would
send anyone to a burning hell." And actually, they are right.God
would not do that. We are already there. God wants to save us
from what He knows and warns us is going to happen.
We are all sinners. There is no difference. If one has been
guilty of breaking:even one of the least of God's laws, they are
justait~igtty: before God as the worst sinner. And The Word
tells us the wages of sin is death. Jesus paid that debt for you
and me, when He died on the cross. His blood covers every sin
of those who accept His sacrifice. Praise His Holy Name.
Dear friend, you may be a terrible sinner, but God loves
ou anyway. Ordinary human pride and unbelief is all that keeps
us out of the arms of a Loving Savior, and redeemed against that
day of the Lord. It could be today! Even so, come, Lord Jesus!

Sayf cJ SW I T7 -S


First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Church Office 227-1493 Gus Carpenter, Pastor
S inday, Schooi . ..... 9:45 a.m.
SSunday Morning Worship .. . I00t.m.
Sunday Evening Service .". ..6:0 p.m.
Wednesday .....'.......... ... 7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
1 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
f A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
Sunday School 9:45 am. Discipleship Training 5:00 pin Sun. E\'wiing
Wed. Night at 7:00 pm. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study & P'r.aver Meeting
"Q taste and.see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man il.'ia trrrstrb in HiII."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For inlbrmation concerning our bus ministry, please call b47-5026 -




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


THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

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

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor



Discover God's love!
God'sEveryone welcome

Long Avenue
i BAPTIST CHURCH -
1601 Long Avenue Port St Joe 229-8691
than Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. & 5 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer & Bible Study at 7 p.m.
heavns:Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Maria. Jones, minister of music & youth


Gann Brothers, Kyle &


To Showcase In,
Gulf County On
Sunday, May 31
Calvin Gann, of the Gann
Brothers of Panama City, and


George Roberts, of Kyle & George
Ministries of Hosford, announce
the merger of these two outstand-
ing music ministries into the
"New" Gann Brothers.
For the past 20 years, the
Gann Brothers have been minis-
tering through song all over the


Never Stop

Growing
In Jeremiah 3:15 we
find, "And I will give you
shepherds after my own
heart who will feed you with
knowledge and understand-
SOliver F. Taylor : ing.
Visitation Minister, First'' How tragic it is when
LUnited Methodist Church trp. iQ ,it
anyone denies a need for
knowledge and understanding in the future. Some
o people believe that lear'ling ceases atyarous points
.P'a life. Everyoife should'.continue to gpw in knowl-
edge and understanding.
In order to understand the world in which our
children and grandchildren live we must never shut
doors to knowledge. Our grandchildren know how to
program a VCR and use a computer. I am working
on this.
However, we 'should never close .the door to
growth in ,,our spiritual lives. Bible reading, devo-
tionals and daily prayer keep us in touch with the
Lord and our Christian friends. There, are many
friends and pastors who can help us with our spiri-
tual; growth. Let's keep this door open as long as we
live.


Son-Shine Gospel

Sing in Wewahitchka


For one night only, a big son-
shine gospel concert will be held
at the Community Center, located
just off Highway 71, behind the
Old Courthouse, in Wewahitchka.
This event will be held on April
25, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
The following groups and in-
dividuals will be performing that
evening: The Calvary Trio from
Southport andKissimmee; Sarah
and Debbie Hinsonh from Holo-
paw: Daystar from Port St. Joe;
Pure River from Tampa; Rose
Langenes from St. Cloud: Tammy
Kirkland from Lynn Haven: Leo-
nard Valles from Orlando; and


The New Glorybound Singers
from Tampa.
Said one Individual who
helped plan this event. 'The Son
will shine in Wewa as these
groups'sing for you."
Masters of ceremonies for the
evening will be Betty (Hice)
Hirsch of Panama City and Carl-
ton Lyles of Kissimmee.
A love offering will be accept-
ed later that evening. For more
information, please call the Son-
Shine Gospel Singers Association
at (407) 870-2787, fax It at (407)
.870-1686, or e-mail it at SSGSA@
JUNO.COM.


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


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


first United Methodist Church
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
W orship 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


George Merge Ministry
country. For the past few years, Brothers promises to be one of the
the Gann Brothers have not had a most exciting new sounds for
live band accompanying their inspirational gospel music today.
trademark harmonies. The "New" The sounds of the "New"
Gann Brothers will showcase a Gann Brothers can be experienced
wide array of musical and vocal in concert during two opportuni-
talent that will include the efforts ties in Gulf County on Sunday,
of Kyle Peddle and George May 31st.
Roberts. At 11:00 a.m. (CT) the First
Kyle & George are not new- United Methodist Church in
comers to the gospel music scene. Wewahitchka will host them, fol-
They have been actively involved lowed by a concert at Long
in music evangelism since 1986 Avenue Baptist Church in Port St.
and formed Kyle & George in Joe during the evening worship
1993. The combination of these service, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
groups forming the "New" Gann (ET).


\ 11/ The friendly place to worship!
w First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach *.Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES I
S worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. & 6:36) p.m
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Adult Prayer & Bible Study, TeamKids (grades 1-6) at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times ceitrall
NURSERY PROVIDED FOR ALL SERVICES.
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. APRIL 16, 1998


Varroa Bee Mite Threatens Florida Hives
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Allen Norris

Revival at First

Pentecostal
First Pentecostal Holiness
Church will be hosting revival
services, beginning on April 19 at
6:30 p.m. On 4pril 20th through
22nd, the services will commence
each evening at 7:00 p.m. The
speaker for the services wAll be Al-
len Norris, pastor of Full Gospel
Tabernacle in Biloxi. Mississippi.
First Pentecostal pastors Gus
S and Mary Carpenter Invite every-
one to attend. First Pentecostal
Holiness Church is located at
2001 Garrison Avenue in Port St.
Joe. For more Information, please
call 229-6622.


Revival Begins at

Howard Creek
Howard Creek Baptist
Church will begin revival services
on Friday, April 24th at,7:p.0.p.m.,
(ET).'The revival will run 'throtghf
: Sunday .ening, April 27th: Bro.
Kurt Michaells, Youth Minister
from Grace- Baptist Church in"
Port St.Jpev will .be bringing the
messages. ... ..' ,

Rev. Clayton Russell and con-
S gregation extend a cordial invita-
:tion to"all to attend and' worship
'with them in these services.
'Nursery will be provided.
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& Garage Sale


The Youth Department of
Grace Baptist Church will spon-
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SSaturday, April' 18at We'iFra'i OU -Day:
Pate Park firtim 9.O-Itm.0tinfdl- .1..i-1 '! New Bet4e Bapdtsto h and
1 12:00 p.m. The-car wash will. be young adults ',wll celebrate thetlh
for donations only and proceeds Annual Youth' Day on Sunday,
will go to help the youth attend April 19th at 11:00 a.m, Everyone
Centrifuge youth camp this sum- is invited to attend and praise the
mer. Lord.








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to fight it with little success.
Apistan's arrival on the mar-
ket in 1988 gave hope to beekeep-
ers-many had lost up to 90 per-
cent of their bees to the mite--but
the now-resistant mites appear
poised to wreak havoc again.
Cutts said 10,000 colonies
already have been lost to the
Varroa bee mite in recent weeks.
While that does not seem like
much out of the state's 240,000
colonies, without a weapon to
fight the mite the losses will con-
tinue unabated.
"We are desperately seeking a
new product to use against the
Varroa bee mite, but we are hit-
Ling roadblocks in every direc-
tion," Cutts said. "If we could get
one new product we could be


ba6k in high cotton. Without it,
this problem will accelerate and
will have a veiy serious impact on
the bee industry and on agricul-
tural production."
The Varroa bee mite 'became
resistant to fluvalinate, the active
ingredient in Apistan. in eight
years of use in Europe. U.S. bee-
keepers have'gotten an extra two
years out of the miticide. but they
cannot turn to the products
European beekeepers use
.-because they are not allowed by
the U.S. Environmental Protec-
tion Agency. While Apistan still
works for some, most beekeepers
dread its inevitable loss.
*, Many beekeepers have resort-
ed 'to natural, botanical remedies
in fighting the mite but with limit-
ed short-term success and no
,.' Idea howV the remedies will help in
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By Cindy Spence
University of Florida, Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences
Beekeepers in Florida are fac-
ing their once -and future neme-
sis, the Varroa bee mite, but this
time they are doing it without a
weapon, say University of Florida
and state honeybee specialists.
When the mite first threat-
ened honeybees 10 years ago
upon its arrival on U.S. shores,
beekeepers could turn to a miti-
cide formulated in a plastic strip
called Apistan. They placed the
strip In the hives and as bees
brushed against it they received
protection from the mite.
Recently, however, beekeep-
ers noticed the treatment was fall-
ing. Bee specialists investigated
and found several colonies in
which the mites have developed
resistance to the miticide. and
honeybees are beginning to die by
the millions. Worse, there are no
other approved miticides in bee-
keepers' arsenal.
"By late.spring, we could see
an awful lot of bees die," said
Laurence Cutts, the state's top
bee inspector with the Florida
Division of Plant Industry. "We're
in considerable trouble."
As'beegs'de,.-honey production
could be hurt.. In the United
States, honhebees yield about 220
million pounds of .honey a year,
and Florida ranks'in the top five
annually in hdney production,
said Malcolm Sanford, .the bee
specialist at UF's Institute of Food
arid 'Agridcultral' Sciences.
But the potential devastation
doesn't stop there.
Honeybees are also master
pollinators, and many fruit, veg-
etable and horticultural crops
depend on their assistance for.
pollination and fruit and seed set.
.Those' crops are not limited to
Florida. The- state'sl bees are
shipped up and down. the Eastern
Seaboard. irito the Midwest, and
" sometimes as', far as California to
pollinate crolls.
SThe spread of the Varroa bee
n' mite' worldwide is the most signif-
Icant event affecting beekeeping,
in the last century, Sanford said.
As the mite hopscotched from
continent to continent, Sanford
said, beekeepers tried more than'
140 different chemical treatments


TODDLERS' TROUBLES
When little children are
teething, signs of discomfort are
fairly obvious. However, foot discom-
fort isn't always as easy to spot. A
toddler's developing feet may be
unstable as a result of muscle or
other weakness. Also, the bones in
the feet' are still quite flexible and
are vulnerable to twisting-and other
stresses.
Parents should make a point of
observing a toddler's walking pat-
terns to see if there appear-to be any
abnormal movements. Even If none
are obvious, the child who Is start-
ing to walk should be brought to a
podiatrist for examination of the feet
and evaluation of his or her walking
action. "


"The mite wreaked havoc
when it arrived 10 years ago. It
was a new phenomenon in North
America. Now it's back with a
vengeance," Mozer said. "So at the
same time we're encouraging peo-
- ple to take up beekeeping, we
:'have to warn them of the prob-
lems that may lie ahead."
Sanford said it is unclear
what the scope of the looming cri-
sis might be. The earlier battle
with the mite forced many mar-
ginal beekeepers out of business,
he said. The effect of the latest
skirmish with the mite, however,
could be more severe.
"The era of let-alone beekeep-
ing is gone. The mite's presence
demands even the most casual
apiculturist actively manage the
honeybee to its fullest potential.,"
Sanford said. "Bees used to take
care of themselves. Now beekeep-
ers have to take care of the bees."


There Is' a
high incidence .
of defective feet
among young
children. In
many cases,
the problems are corrected with
the help of removable. lightweight
molded insoles or inserts that fit
into comfortable shoes of modern
design. The podiatrist treats child-
hood foot problems in consultation
with the pediatrician.
Presented In the interest
Sof better'foot care by:
:DR. STEPHEN J. GROSS, PODIATRIST,
THI,%WAY 98 ,.,.:EASTROQINT :
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"Tasty" Recreation
Michael Harris, Port St. Joe Recreation Department, is
shown in the photo above enjoying a treat with some of his
"charges". He would like to thank The Flour Mill for the iopgh-
nuts and ice cream furnished to the children.
Although he is employed with the Port St. Joe Recreation
Department in a full-time position, Michael Harris says, .
my time depends on the needs ofithe kids in the community .
. .Ilove of children and the public makes, the job worthwhile."
Harris moved to Port'St. Joe'fr0pn Pis'cgo6ula, Mississippi in
July, 1992. ending a seven-year employment with the recreation
department in that city. ,


Donna Spears


AARP Meeting
The Mexico Beach Chapter of
the American Association of Re-
tired Persons (AARP) will hold its
April meeting on Friday, April 17,
at the Civic Center.
The guest speaker will be Mr.
Howell who will be bringing back
memories of early railroads. Re-
freshments will be served.


Spears Wins Trip
To Las Vegas
Donna Spears. a realtor with
Prudential Real Estate Business,
recently returned from the Pru-
dential Real Estate Business Con-
, ference in Las Vegas. Donna was
awarded this trip by Helen Spoh-
rer, broker/owner of Prudential
Resort Realty, based on sales
during a four month long contest.

Also attending this confer-
ence with Donna were Helen
Spohrer, broker/owner, arid Rose
Drye, broker/manager. During
the conference, Donna attended a
wide range of courses covering
several topics. including finance,
the Internet, technology, market-
ing, and listing and selling real
estate.


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PAGE 3B


the long run.
"Nobody really knows how
these alternative methods work."
Sanford said. "Treating for mites,
hidden within the confines of one
of nature's most complex insect
societies, is no easy task."
Ray Zerba. a UF extension
agent who started a honeybee
education program with bee
inspector Tom Mozer, said bee-
keeping education could help dis-
seminate any new methods that
come about for controlling mites
while bolstering the declining
ranks of beekeepers.
Even hobbyists are impor-
tant: Of the 212,000 beekeepers
nationwide, only 10,000 are pro-
fessionals. according to Sanford's
top-rated Web site. APIS, named
after the honeybee, Apis meUifera.
But Mozer says he has mixed
sentiments 'about beekeeping
education, despite recent
increased interest.









PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 1998


Gulf County Youth Led Tobacco-Free Campaign


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Reynolds Family
Story of Disease
,My name is Patrick Reynolds.
My grandfather, R.J. Reynolds,
founded the tobacco company
that makes Camels, Winstons and
Salems. We've all heard the tobac-
co industry say there are no ill
effects caused .by smoking. Well,
they ought to look at the R.J.
Reynolds family.
"My grandfather chewed
tobacco and died of cancer. My
father, R.J. Reynolds, Jr., smoked
heavily and died of emphysema.
My mother smoked and had
emphysema and heart disease.
My two aunts, also heavy smok-
ers, died of emphysema and can-
cer. Currently, three of my older
brothers who smoke have emphy-
sema. I smoked for ten years and
have small-airways lung disease.,
Now tell me, Do you think the
cigarette companies" are being
truthful when they say smoking
isn't harmful?" ; ,
Patrick Reynolds, in a public-
service spot .


My grandfather smoked and
lived to be 94 and he was never
sick a day in his life. What do
you say to that?
You could, walk blindfolded
across the busiest highway in
America and possibly not get
hurt but that doesn't make it
smart. Only a small percentage
3 who tried would survive. Your
" grandfather was lucky. Don't for-
j get those around your grandfa-
ther, their health was also being
Jeopardized and they may not be
so fortunate. Many die each year
from second hand smoke.
Smokers risk not only their own
health, but also the health of
those around them.


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The Winston Man
A model who became known
as 'the Winston Man' by appear-
ing in Winston ads for R.J.
Reynolds and who smoked three
packs a day for 24 years, apolo-
gized to school children for push-
ing what he called 'the deadliest
drug of all.'
"The image that I projected is
nothing but a bunch of lies made
up by ad executives and the
tobacco industry," said David
Goerlitz speaking to fifth graders.
He quit smoking last year
after visiting his hospitalized,
cancer-ridden brother. At the
hospital he met other cancer
patients in their 30s and 40s. He
asked the doctors what could
cause so much suffering, the doc-
tor replied, "Smoking".


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Story by Megan Todd
One day I was walking home
from school to go to my house.
On my way home I saw my every-
day scenery of junky; houses,
weathered streets and people
with pot and tobacco. Since I
lived in New York City, I usually
saw some very strange, odd, and
deformed things. Right before I
entered the house, I saw a wine
bottle roll out, and could hear
screaming and yelling too. Then,
I saw a horrid sight as I entered


the door.... my mother was laying
unconscious in the living room
floor. My dad was beside her with
a gun in his hands. He flung
around and hurled toward me
with all of his strength. Luckily, I
stopped out of his way just in
time. He had a butt in his hand,
and it dropped to the ground,
just as he hit the couch.
Suddenly, the house went up in
flares, and suddenly I was faced
with decisions I had never had to
make, decisions that would save
mine and my parents life! I got a
big sled from the closet, set them
on there, and rugged out of the
house. By the time I vwas out
there, people, cops, and firemen
were already out there.
The next time I saw my dad
was in court. Poor dad, he got
sent to prison! I stayed with my
friends until my mom recovered.
Mom and I lived together for two
years, and she still smoked,
three years later she died. I lived
on the street for one year, then
come people names Harrison
took me in. I lived in pain and
agony grieving for my parents,
,forever more. This just goes to
show you how smoking can
harm YOU and your FAMILY!


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Story by Caroline Capps
'Once upon a time there was
a little boy named Colby. He
loved to smoke tobacco prod-
ucts. Everyday after school, he
and his friends would go to what
they called the ally which was
in between the school and a line
of buildings. They would smoke
different things, sometimes even
drugs. I told him, I would get
s/ me help, but he refused. He
would, say, "Don't you dare or
you will regret it for the rest of
your life."
Well one day I decided that it
was time to get help, because I
didn't want him to die. I told our
school counselor. She said she
" would call him up and talk to
him this afternoon. I told her not
to mention my name because I
didn't want him to know. THe
next day we started this program
called DARE. Well Colby didn't
like it, so he skipped class.
His mom smoked too, so he
didn't have any parents to look
up to. Our principal called his
mother, but she said, "Oh well,
can't help you." None of Colby
little gang was there that day.
j; After school on my way: home, I
i, saw the police at his home.
I had no idea what happened.
I went and asked a officer and he
said a little boy was so drunk
and high that he stumbled over a
table and hit his head. He was
unconscience. I ran home and.


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I'm Dying From Your Smoke
There once was a man named Ted,
He smoked then lost his head.
He smoked a puff and gave a huff,
And now ol' Ted is dead.

His wife began to smoke.
She started to cough, then choke..
And with a great fright, it was a horrible sight,
She then began to croak.
Mark Vinson FCS, age 10


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told my mom and we drove back
over there and they had gone to
the hospital. My mom and I took
"Off to the hospital. I asked was
he dead and they said no he was
breathing.
I stayed the night at the hos-
pital. The next morning he woke
up and said, "What happened?"' 1
said, "Yesterday you fell and hit
your head, and you were uncon-
science." They. were ,unable to
find his mom,, so his grandma
came. They told me that he was
not far from cracking his skull.
He still didn't feel well.
Finally his mom arrived. She
was drunk and higp. I felt sorry
for Colby. The next day Colby got
out of the hospital, but he didn't
go home. He went to live with his
grandma. They got his mother
some help. Colby never smoked
again and he also got help for his
little gang of smokers.
Colby hangs out with the
right kind of people now. He is
still my friend and we hang out
together more. His friends don't
smoke no more and Colby is now
helping the ones who smoke,
and he uses his story as an
example. Colby lives with his
mother now and she is married
and expecting a new baby girl.
She doesn't smoke or drink and
they both have good payingjobs.
They all live as one happy family
now.

What this story is trying to,
say is that smoking isn't cool


Is Smoking Cool or
Is School?
by Charissa Fay Powell
Ringg, ring, it's time for
school! This kid named Brad
came up to me and said want to
smoke? No thanks. I am staying
cool so stay away from me. I
hope your not in your grave
before fifty-three. "Who are you
talking to? Charissa? Youl Oh
yeah! What is so cool about
school?" When you are in school
you can learn about drugs before
you try them. Plus if you don't
smoke you have healthy lungs
and a longer life. You will also
have ~' lesser chance ofgetting
cancer. So, ,Wh).isn't"'sinoking
cool? I just told you dumbol Oh
yeah, that's right. You know
smoking kills your brain cells
period. How do you know? It's
been proven! So come on lets go
to school. Make sure you throw
away the ,cigarette and be cool!
Hey Brad listen to this: Smoking
leads to death, but saying no is
life


Story by Amy Sasnett
This story is about smoking.
It tells how it effects you and
why people do it.
Roger Nicoles is an eleventh
grader at Richard High School in
Sacramento, California. He
makes all' A's. He does track,
band, basketball and other activ-
ities in his school. He was a pop-
ular kid until smoking. changed
his life. As Roger was walking
home on a Tuesday afternoon he
saw about five twelfth graders
smoking. They asked him to
come smoke. He said, "No!" They
told him if he didn't he wasn't
cool. "O.K.", he s4d. "Hand me
one." He. smoked .br a long time,
finally, he went home. On
Wednesday at about 7:30, Roger
Nicoles died of too much smok-
ing. The whole school would
miss Roger and so would his
family.
This is what happens when
you smoke. You can get many
sicknesses. If anyone offers you
a cigarettete ll them No and walk
off.


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Erica White PSJHS


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 1998 PAGE 5B


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Wewahitchka Elementary

School News *


By Linda Whitfie

Kindergarten Round-Up
WES's 1998-99 "Kindergarten
Round-Up" will be held on
Monday, April 20 from 9:00 a.m.
until 2:00. All children who will be
five on or before September 1,
should be registered for kinder-
garten.
Please bring the following
with you on April 20 in order to
register your child: birth certifi-
cate, social security card, school
physical (HRS Form #3040), proof,
of immunization (HRS Form


Present Check for Finch Family

In the photo above, members of the technology classes at Port St. Joe High School. under the
direction of Carl White, Sr., are shown presenting a check for S180.00 to Martin Adkison. princi-
pal designee, to be forwarded to the Finch family at Tyndall Air Force Base.


By Rob Dykes
"Spring Break" has come and
gone and students have returned
to school many with' sun-
burns, others just a little darker,
but all having enjoyed a great
'week. And now we all face that
sprint' toward May 21 and the
end:of the school year.
Speaking of the end of the
school year, progress reports will
be issued and sent home on April
21 for each class. This will be the
-last.,interim grade report of 'the
97-98 school year and means that
, therehee are only foir'-r weks of
school remaining before those
final report cards are issued.
Students, surely we can all
strive to give our very best effort
arid keep our averages as high as
possible. If you are experiencing
difficulty in a class, it is never'too
late to speak to the teacher or our
counselor, Juanise Williams.
Don't delay, the clock is ticking on
school year 97-98.
While April 15 is not a day
many Americans look forward to.
Lisa Curry and Port, St. Joe
MIddle School have cause to cele-
brate; On this: day, Lisa, her fam-
ily, and Ms. Rish traveled; to Walt
Disney World where Lisa is repre-
senting Gulf County Schools by
receiving the Disney Dreamers
and Doers Award.
The state awards ceremony
took place at the Contemporary
Resort Convention Center at 2:00
p.m. Congratulations, Lisa! You
"make us very proud. Hopefully,
'Lisa' will tell, you all about the
experience in this space next
week.
In track news, the' middle


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school boys and girls will becom-
peting in the Rutherford
Invitational at Tommy Oliver
Stadium on Friday, April 17.
Drive over and cheer on our class-
mates 'and friends. Go Sharks!


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Just a reminder that the
Arizona Chemical Poster Contest
entries are due by April 22. Poster
board has been furnished by the
company and is available in the
front office on a first-come, first-
serve basis. All entries will be dis-
played at the Centennial Building
on Saturday, April 24, and the
public is invited to come by to see
our students' creations.
Cash prizes are being award-
ed in. various age categories.
Flyers, giving all the necessary
details, are posted around the
school. Get informed, get orga-
nized, and PARTICIPATE!


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from Highland View
" *rThank You .:.tothe Piggly
Wiggly employees' and-,manage-
-ment- for a delicious ice :cream
treat you gave us. before Easter
holiday. We really appreciate you.
Biddies Galore! .. "Peep.
Peep. Peep.." That's the sound
Coming from kindergarten and
fourth grade class on Friday
before Easter. The students
Switched the chicks peck their
way thfiugh the egg shells." dry
out, and begin eating arid drink-
"ing on their own. Thanks to Roy
'Carter, Gulf County Extension
Agent who provided the eggs and
the incubators.
GCSO Special Programs..
Students; in .fourth, fifth, and
sixth grades :were treated to a
series of special programs spon-'
sored by the Gulf County Sheriffs
Department. Sheriffs investigator
Greg Cole presented programs on
bike safety. gun safety,' drug
awareness and self-discipline.
GCESU Demonstration .
;The Gulf County Emergency
iServices Unit,. using an old
wrecked car provided by Bill
Lynch. and set up with a dummy
in the driver's seat, demonstrated


,ark Talk .


I hope everyone had a fun
"Spring Break". While some stu-
dents were free all week, many
athletes continued to work
hard.
The boys' track team com-
peted in two meets, with Jason
Holmes setting a new school
record of 12 feet in
the pole vault and
Travis Woullard
breaking the ninth
grade shot put t
-record with a throw
of 49 feet eight
inches.
Wednesday,
April 2, Port St. Joe
High. School will
host the district
track and field
championships.
Everyone is encour-
aged to support the team as
they make a run for their fifth
straight state championship, i
The Lady Sharks softball
team also stayed busy, beating
Liberty County 12 to nine., On
Thursday, April 16 (today), they
i play Bay at 4:30 and Friday, the


17th, Chipley at, 4:30, Both
games are at home, and all
fans are encouraged to attend.
Seniors are reminded to
visit the guidance office as
there are numerous scholar-
ships now available. These
include the Gibson-
Rotary, Rosewood;
and several from
the Department ofo
Education.
Juniors'will
be registering for
Classes this week.
Please remember
that if you plan on
attending Prom,
you must payyour
junior dues by the
end of the week.
As the tem-
peratures rise and the waters
cool, school gets monotonous
and the beach begins to look
pretty inviting. Seniors, just
remember we only have 14
school days left. Let's make
the best of our last few days
together.


Elementary School
the extrication of a person.'from a
.wrecked car. They provided valot-
able information to the students.

Dates to Remember:

April 21 Progress
reports go home.
April 24 .. NO school for
kindergartners as, we will hold
kindergarten registration for next
year.


~~4J


#680) and YOUR CHILD, in order
that we may administer the
kindergarten readiness test. All of
this info comes to us from our
guidance counselor, Pam Lister!
The Straight Road and Other
Interesting Facts
The fourth grades had a very
,interesting speaker today.
'Charlotte Pierce of the Gulf
County Historical Society came
and talked to the students about
the history of the county. She
showed them some old money


BULLDOG NEWS

PORT ST. JOE
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


"Students Of The Week"


Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week" ... Jesse
McCroan, Anna Cordova,
Samantha Fenaes,, Connor
Johnson, Anna McFarland, Jenna
Hogan and Gary Gliem.
Math Tutoring
Following "Spring Break",
Chip Garrett will be continue to
offer 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.
See You Reading
Many a parent. settles into a
good book or magazine after the
children are safely tucked in bed,
never realizing that in conse-
iquence the children don't even
know that Mom and Dad are avid
readers.
Children who are used to see-
ing opened books lying around,
hearing you read aloud an inter-
esting ,passage or, a newspaper
article arid. seeing you curled up
wutl a good book will [eiirn by
your example.
Class of 2004
"Class of 2004" tee shirts are
being offered to our sixth graders.
It will have actual signatures of
the sixth grade students on the
front and faculty and staff on the
back. The cost is $7.00 (cash
only) and should be paid by


"Drugs Make You Crazy"
Officer Russell Burch of the Port St. Joe Police Department
recently visited Miss Sue's second grade class at Faith Christian
School. Class discussion included drug awareness and refusal
skills, making students aware of peer pressure and saying "NO"
to drugs.
Participants in the discussion, shown in the photo above,
exhibiting "crazy" behavior, are: .[L to R, in front] Joshua Zuber,
Albert Scheffer, Preston Nobles, Ashton Norris, Rachel List,
Trevor Seay and Olivia Lamberson: [in back] Officer Burch, Zach
Taylor, Shane Duty, Trevor Burch, Charlie Persall, Laura Phillips
and Miss Sue.
*


Only six weeks of school and
the year will be over. We have a
full schedule with many activities
planned.
Grades nine through 12 will
be going to the nuclear power
plant on Monday, April 20 with
Michelle Teat and Krista Vinson.
Several English students out of
this. same group were taken by
Mazie Stone and Sherry Davidson
to see the play, A Man For All
Seasons by Robert Bolt, produced,
by the Kaleidoscope, Theatre of
Bay County.
The drama, set in the 16th
century, around -the court of King
Henry VII of England, is the story


News Column

Faith Christian School
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 backstage.
Our "Spring Carnival" will be
held Friday, April 24, beginning at
4:00 p.m. at the school site at 801
20th Street. Food and games will
be available along with a bake
sale. An auction will be held at
7:00 p.m.
Also, April 28 and 29, Faith
Christian School will have a
kindergarten open house. We
want to invite all interested par-
ents to visit our school during the
morning hours to see our pro-


Friday. April 17.
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.
May 1.
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,
please bring the following to regis-
tration. your child,-a copy of
the child's birth certificate, a copy
of the child's social security card,
proof of the chifd's'imminizatton;
and proof of the.child's. physical
examination (performed since
August 11, 1997).
Track and Field Day
Track and Field Day will take
place on Friday. May 1 at the Port
St. Joe High School football stadi--
um.
Career Week
Our annual "Career Week"
will take place May 4 through 8.


and other artifacts.
One thing she pointed out
was why the road from Wewa to
Port St. Joe was so straight. It
seems the road was built along
the same lines as the old Iola-St.
*Joe Railroad. We appreciate Mrs.
Pierce enlightening us.
"Student of the Week" is
Ashleyanne Jenkins
Pam Lister; guidance coun-
selor, chose Ashleyanne Jenkins
as the "Student of the Week". Mrs.
Lister had the whole school to
choose from, so Ashleyanne
should really feel honored. Her
parents are Brian and Brenda
Jenkins.
Ashleyanne's favorite thing to
do is jump on her trampoline.
When she grows up, she would
like to be a bus driver because "it
would be fun". She likes to play
with her friends and some of her
favorites are: tv show-"Scooby-
Doo"; color, pink; and song, "I
Believe I Can Fly." One day she
hopes to visit the state of
Colorado. Ashleyanne is in the
third grade of Randy Harper.
Mrs. Lister said this about
her choice, "Ashleyanne is a pre-
cious little girl who is kind to oth-
ers and has a wonderful attitude.
No matter what the challenge, she
doesn't give up. She always gives
it her best. And, 'I believe she will
fly'." Ashleyanne will receive a free
pizza compliments of Will
McLemore at the Dixie Dandy.
Congratulations.
Sgt. Mark Cutler
Sgt. Mark Cutler of the Gulf
County Sheriffs Department
spoke to the third grades last
week. In a very professional way,
Sgt. Cutler talked about classes of
drugs and ways to say "no". The
kids asked some pretty tough
questions. We appreciate all the
help we can get because we don't
want any of our kids to get
hooked on drugs!
WES-Garden of Loveliness
Since we were out at Easter
holiday, 'our campus has been
transformed into a "more beauti-
ful" campus. Over 200 shrubs,
willow, trees, flowering plants,
borders, etc., have been planted.
Mr. Wooten and Mr. Carr have
overseen the work that was done*
by the inmates. They have done a
wonderful job. We appreciate it.'
Congratulations to Former
Students ...
Shanna Forehand and
Judith Birmingham on being
accepted into. the nursing school
at Gulf Coast Community College.
.. Aimee Pridgeon for receiv-
ing a full softball scholarship to
Chipola Junior College.


A "Bear-ry" Good Visit
Smokey Bear and Kristi Kaple with the Division of Forestry
visited the K-3 and K-4 classes of Faith Christian School during
their study of community helpers. Students learned about fire
safety and how we can all help prevent forest fires. Thank you to
the forest friends for doing their part as community helpers.
Students posing with their furry friend in the photo above
are: [L to R, in front] Austin Gantt, Nikki Rolack, Austin Guffey,
Ashton Davis, Tiffany Burch, Jeremy Harcus, Violet Jones and
Cameron Gantt; [in back] Austin Farmer, David Huffman, Russell
Miller, Cholie Spilde, Ashley Haney, Guage Combs, Lauren Brock,
Jordan Heath, Hayley Smith, Daniel May, Erin White, Katie
McNeil and Brian Pitts.


gram "at work".
We would like to share with
you three additional essays writ-
ten by some of our third and
fourth grade students that tell
what they like about Faith
Christian School.

"I love Faith Christian School
because the teachers are nice and
pretty and sweet. This school is a
good place to be. They teach us
about God and teach us to be
really smart. Our principal is nice
and he is my favorite pal. I like my
friends, and I like the Bible. Our
teacher teaches us God's word.
We have P.E. and our teacher is
nice. Her name is Miss Shonnie.
We have music every Wednesday.
Her name is Miss Michelle. Our
teacher is Miss Joy. She is so
nice. She helps us in math, lan-
guage, reading and spelling. Miss
Joy is my favorite."
By Ronnie Cienega


What I like best about Faith
Christian is the teachers are nice
and they teach us about Jesus.
Most of all is my teacher she is so
nice that she lets us do coed
things and she is a wonderful
'teacher. I love Faith Christian
because it is so wonderful
because it teaches all the children
about God and Jesus.
By Lindsey Dimitrijevich


What I like best about Faith
Christian School
I like Bible the best because
God tells us what He wants us to
do, and I want to know what God
wants me to do. I would never
ever go to any other school and if
I did I would probably not like it.
Mr. Bill is the nicest principal I
have ever known, Mrs. Jackie is
too.
By Cherish Megan Jacobs


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PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 1998


From the Principal of

Wewahitchka


High School

by Larry A. Mathes ,__


I hope you all enjoyed your
break I did; but now it's time to
get back to work. and finish the
year Seniors, that's just around
the corner--days out almost out-
number days in class, when you
consider Career Day, Gulf Coast
Senior Day, the Health Fling day,
the senior trip, the day most are'
attending the play in Panama
City, and so on! Those who are
not seniors will also enjoy a, con-
cert early in May in the afternoon
(May 6th).
High schoolers and eighth
graders will register in early May
this year by appointment in the-
media center parents (or at
least a parent) really need to plan
to be there for the appointment.
By Friday, May 1, all students
must pick up a registration pack-
age that must be brought to their
appointment. By then, hopefully
parents will have spent some time
going over classes with their stu-
dent to save some time.
A little, more thought at regis-
tration time mi ht help to reduce
the number of schedule changes
at a later time. These schedule
changes usually are the result of
students seeking .something they
think is easier than ,what they
originally signed up for.. .'
Everyone is waiting for test
results-so many things depend
on what you score. I guess it will
be the usual last minute rush
when the FCAT, Writing
Assessment, and CTBS scores
suddenly appear from the state.
There's a good chance sum-
mer school will be moved to the


Middle Schoolers-
Making A Difference
Recently in middle schools
across the nation there have been
many acts of violence. Many peo-
ple have begun to think that mid-
dle schoolers don't care about
what's going on In the world.
Students at Port St. Joe Middle
School set out two weeks ago to
make a difference in one local
family's life. /
When Adfrn Finch's remains
wvere recovered a couple.Qf weeks
hago, Carl While Sr., a teacher at
Port St. Joe Middle School, tried
to think of some way 'to help out
Adam's family, and to show that
we have some wonderful students
at Port St. Joe Middle School.
His idea was to collect money
from the students at school. The
first couple of days were slow on
donations,'but by the end of the
week, with numerous school
broadcasts and posters asking
people to donate, they collected
8180.
The money was then donated
to the Finch family to help pay for
a funeral, and 'what was left over
went to the National Center for
Missing and Exploited Children.
The organizers would like to
thank the following people for
their help in setting up this cam-
paign-the administration, facul-
ty, student body. support person-
nel. and all who helped to reach
the goal. Thank you very much.
The faculty supervisor and
key students involved in the drive
were Carl White Sr., John Patrick
Floyd, Joe Robinson, Crystal
Houde. Maclain Howse, Linnette
Bailey, Tanasia Rouse, Brooke
Moore, Guthrie Henderson and
Joshua Carter.


elementary school this summer.
Plans are to remove the ceiling
covering from most classrooms
this summer (that yucky looking
stuff that collects so much dust).
this is not asbestos, but it will be
messy to remove. Look for more
information about summer school
later.
Weightlifting ends this Friday
in Marianna, the closest ever
location for the state contest.
'Softball and baseball are winding
down toward their district tourna-
ments, and WHS track stars are
prepping for their' district (and
hopefully state) meets during the
last week of April. Try to find a
way to support all the teams!
Remember the Academic
Banquet is May 4th.
Great weather! Have a great
week!

WES Kindergarten
Round-Up April 20
Wewahltchka. Elementary
School will be hosting a,
"Kindergarten Round-Up" regis-,
tration on April 20 from 9:00 a.m.
until 2:00 p.m. Parents are asked
to bring your child to the event so
they can take a kindergarten
readiness test.
Also,, parents must bring the
following items to the registra-
tion-child's shot record (blue
Form 680), proof of physical,:
social security card, and birth
certificate.
If you have any questions,
please call Pam Lister, guidance
counselor, at 639-2476.

Schweikert
Honored By
U.S. Academy
The United States Achieve-
ment Academy announced re-
cently that Jeff Schweikert has
been named a United States Na-
tional Award Winner in English
and leadership.
This award is a prestigious
honor very few students can ever
hope. to attain. In fact. the,acade-
.my recognizes tewer than '10% of
all American high school stu-
dents.., .. .I : 7:
Jeff. who attends Port St. Joe
High School, was nominated for
this national award by Marilyn
Witten, counselor, at the school.
Jeff Schweikert will appear in the
United States Achievement Acad-
emy Officlal Yearbook, which Is
published nationally.
"Recognizing and supporting
our youth is more important than
ever before in America's history.
Certainly, United States Achieve-
ment Academy winners should be
congratulated and appreciated for
their dedication to excellence and
achievement," said Dr. George
Stems, executive director of the
academy.
The academy selected USAA
winners upon the exclusive rec-
commendation of teachers, coach-
es, counselors, and other quali-
fied sponsors and upon the
standards of selection set forth by
the academy.
The criteria for selection are a
student's academic performance,
interest and aptitude. leadership
qualities, responsibility. enthu-
slasm. moti-vation to learn and
Improve, citizenship, attitude and
cooperative spirit, dependability.
and recommendation from a


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Local Student at Conference in Washington


Lisa Gentry, a senior at Port
St Joe High School, recently took
part in the Presidential Class-
room Scholars Program in Wash-
ington, D.C. Lisa joined 372 high
school juniors and seniors from
43 states, the District of Colum-
bia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Korea,
and Taiwan. The students spent a
week meeting with government
leaders and learning about the
democratic process firsthand.
Highlights for the week in-
cluded seminars led by Secretary.
of the Navy John Dalton and ABC
News Political Director Hal Bru-,
no; a private tour of the White
House; and a performance by the
Capitol Steps Comedy Troupe.-
Students also attended appoint-
ments with the offices of their
Senators and Representatives on
Capitol Hill and a seminar on the '
Floor of the House of Representa-
tives, presented by Representa-
tive Martin Frost (D-24th, Texas).


son, Jr., author and former White
House staffer; The Role of the Ex-
ecutive Branch, Judith Johnson,
Deputy Assistant Director for Ele-
mentary and Secondary Educa-
tion, U.S. Department of Educa-
tion; U.S. Foreign Policy
Objectives, David Welch, Princi-.
pal Deputy Assistant Secretary
Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs,
U.S. Department of State; Issues
Facing Congress: 'A View From,
the House, Representative Martin
Frost (D-24th, Texas); and The
Judicial Branch, the Honorable
Paul M. Rosenburg, U.S. Magis-
trate for the U.S. District Court
for the District of Maryland.


Other speakers and topics in-
cluded: National Defense Policies,
the Honorable John Dalton, Sec-
retary of the Navy; Central Intelli-
gence Agency Briefing, Karen Gil-,
bert, Central Intelligence Agency;
The Lobbyist's Role in the Politi-
cal Process, Mary Alexander, As-
sistant General Manager, Govern-
ment & Public Affairs, Matsushita
Electric Corporation of America;
Issues Facing Congress: A View
From the Senate, Gray Maxwell,
Legislative Director, office of Sen-
ator Daniel Moynihan (D-New
York); and The Role of the Media
in the Political Process, Hal Bru-
no, ABC News Political Director.


On April 17th and 18th, the
G.E.D. examination will be given,,
again. Anyone. interested in tak- ;
Ing this exam should enroll for re-
mediation in the Gulf County
Adult School at either the Wewa-
hitchka High School site or at the
main site, located at 2855 Long
Avenue. If you have any ques-
tions, please feel free to call .227-
1744 and ask for Merri Christie.
The Florida Department of
Education has raised the cost of
testing for the General Equivalen-
cy Diploma. Effective since March
1, the cost of the complete G.E.D.-
exam has increased from $25 to.
$40. : P '
In addition, as of July 1. the
standard score requirements will.,
Increase as follows: July 1,
1998--42 on each of the five
tests; July 1, 1999-44 on, each
of the five tests; and July 1,
2000-45 on each of the five
tests. The average score shall re-
main at 45 as is currently re-
quired.
Please note that candidates
who have taken the test batteryN
and passed at least one test prior
to July 1, will be allowed to qualify
under current score require-
ments, a score of 40 on each test,
and an average score of 45, until
June 30, 2000.
Candidates who begin the en-
Atire test battery' duringsubse-
quent years will be afforded the
same "grandfather" privileges at'
that year's score.
An added requirement gov-
emrning eligibility of candidates to
the G.E.D. test states that each
candidate must ". present a
valid Social Security card, Social
Security number or taxpayerI
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Salad, Mixed Fruit Cup. Rolls
and Milk.
TUES- Breaded Fish, Cole
Slaw, Baked Beans, Milk and
Dessert.. .
WEDS- Chicken Sandwich,
Rice w/Gravy, Green Beans,
Applesauce and Milk.
THURS- Corn Dog, Corn,
Juice, Milk and Fruit Cobbler.
FRI- Manager's Choice, Fruit,
Vegetable, Milk and Cookie.
MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE
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teacher or director.
Jeff is the son of Dick and
PeggY Schweikert of Port St. Joe.
!He Is the grandson of the late Mil
Brine and Louise Schweikert.
both of Mexico Beach.


identification number properly
listing the name and associated
number of the examinee. Addi-
tionally, the examine must
present a valid Florida Driver's Li-
cense or Florida Identification
Card."


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The Florida Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission, Apalachicola River Wildlife & Environmental
Area, Gulf Co. seeks an individual to collect biological data, manage wildlife habitat, and operate/main-
tain heavy equipment. To clear vegetation, perform road repairs, install culverts, maintain buildings,
install/repair fences. Employee must obtain a FL Commercial Drivers License (Class A) during the first
90 days of employment and pass a drug and alcohol test.
.Reqs: high school diploma or equivalent; 3 years exper. in laboratory work. College or vocational/tech-
nical training can substitute at the rate of 30 semester, 45 quarter or 720 classroom hours for' each year
of the required exper. provided such education includes 3 courses in the physical and/or natural sci-
ences.
Submit State of Florida application to Fred Robinette, FL Game & Fresh Water Fish Comm., 3911 Hwy.
2321, Panama City, FL 32409-1658 or .call 850-265-3677;
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EL NINO INFORMATION LINE

The Gulf County Board of. County Commissioner-s has
set up an El Nifio information line. Should you have any
questions regarding the El Niflo Storm event's impact on
Gulf County, please call Adria at 639-4578.

Special NOtice

Storm Debris Clean-Up

The Gulf County Board of Cbunty Commissioners has
entered into a contract to have all El Nifio storm debris
removed from the County right-of-way. Anyone who
would like to participate, in the program can do so by
placing storm debris on the County right-of-way.

Storm debris can 'be, but not necessarily limited to,
wood products, trees, brush, furniture, white goods,
metals, concrete, bricks or any other materials that
were damaged by the El Nifio storm or that were washed
Or blown onto private property. The Contractor will not
remove hazardous waste materials such as fuel, pesti-


cides, chemicals, etc.

For more information
Adria at 639-4578.


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A nonprofit, nonpartisan civic
education organization in its 29th
year, Presidential Classroom will
offer four more programs in sum-
mer, 1998. These include two
Presidential Classroom Scholars
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low' miles, $1,950, ':Call 227-1.639 .or
227-1109, ask for Charlie or Linda.
tfc 4/2





1996 40 hp Magnum Mariner, 13' weld-
ed aluminum boat, galvanized trailer,
elec. trolling motor, seats and other
;accessories, $5,000. Call 827-8154.
1986.21' Chris Craft with 1997 200 hp
Mariner Saltwater series, hard top, tan-
dem axle trailer. 227-2221 (leave mes-
sage). tfc 4/16


1986 90 hp Johnson outboard, tilt &,


Office Space: Professional office build-
ing in downtown Port St. Joe for lease.
Approx. 1000 sq. ft. Very versatile
space. 229-9766. 4tp 4/2
Two bedroom, 1 bath w/screened in
porch. Small country home, -$325
month. Call Charlie (850) 896-8828.
tfc 4/9
Lot, 3/4 acre, corner lot, East Lakeview
and Sunset Drive in Wewahitchka; $125
per month. 639L-5182. tfc .3/26
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
For Rent: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, pool,
garage, 124 Selma, St. Joe Beach, $750'
month. First and last plus cleaning
deposit. 647-3461 or 1-612-416-3711.
fc4/2,
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 costt, stove & refrig., fur-
nished, fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts. on
s i t e :!. .
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
:. tfc 4/2

Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106 tfc4/2"


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/drye..hook-up.,.. .
oNew extra Ig. 3bdrm. house, 1 1/2ba. I
inside laundry rm, ch&a, dishwasher
& stove, fulllycarpeted. No pets.
FURNISHED .
*Small 2 bdrm. 'home, auto. heat & air,
washer/diyerhook-L p
'*One bhedro&i' ua ment, washer
/dryer hook-up.
tCall 229-6777 after 7p.m. '.'
: *' .. .... '* ... ...... tfc 4/2

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


trim, ss prop, excellent condition, ci'c: .a.
"hear run, $1,500. 648-8007. Itp Yard Sale: 235 Coronado St., (at beach),
portable basketball net, swing set, bar
26. 1' Mako with twin 150 hp Evlnrudes, stools, lots of odds and ends, Sat., April
less than 400 hours. Someelectronics 18, 8a.m. until ltc 4/16
,and' all aluminum tandem trailer. .
Reasonable offer. 648-8211. tfc 4/2 Garage Sale,: Saturday, April 18, 8:00.
S a.. 1:00 p.m. New Bethel A.M.E.
Church, corner of Hwy. 98 &Ave. "C".


~I. FOR RENT:h


One bedroom, one bath house, all appl-.
ances and weasher. and dryer, water
paid, $400 month, $300 deposit. 204;
13th St. 648-8007. Itp 4/16
Mobile home lot for rent, Mexico Beach.
Call 648-5476. tfc 4/16
Two bedroom, 2 bath, $400 monthly,
$200 deposit. 648-5247 or 227-8322;
St. Joe Beach. Itc 4/16
Office space fpr rent, ,$250 includes
.utilities. Call 229-7121, ask for Bill.
tfec 4/16

2 bedroom apartment in Wewa. Call
Iy 639-2268 if no answer please leave
name and message. 4tc 4/16
VACATION HOME FOR RENT One
and one-half hours north of Atlanta in
Murphy, N.C. Two bedrooms, 2 baths;
completely furnished. $375 weekly. No
smokers, no pets. 850-639-2465.
4tp 4/9

Safe 'N Dry Storage
$25 month
302-B Reid Ave., PSI FL
850-229-9000


Storage.

Units

229-62OO

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




-VHHniI-nH


, Garage Sale: 245 Nan Nook, Mexico
Beach. 19th St., right on Paradise Pass,
left on Nan Nook, Aprl ,18th, 8 a.m. CST
until. Lots of treasures'. ltc'4/16
CHURCH SPONSORED GARAGE SALE:
Saturday, April 18, 9:00 a.m. 12:00
p.m. Frank Pate Park. Rain cancels.
FREE YARD/GARAGE SALE SIGNS.
PAWN SHOPPE, 216 THIRD ST.
... tfc 4/2





Crystal Clear Car Wash on Hwy. 98,
41st St., Mexico Beach. Help wanted,
with option of renting. Call 648-3090
for more information. 2tc 4/9
Cape Trading Post expanding, addition-
al cleaning person, wanted for small
cabins, Cape San Bias, and general
maintenance person for 'grocery store:
Call 229-8775. 4tc 4/9,
Accepting. resumes for dental assisting
position, experience preferred, 'but not
required. Submit resumes to: James A.
Padgett, : DDS, 218 Avenue, E,.
Apalachicola, FL 32320. tfc 4/9
The Gulf Co. Board of County
Commissioners will accept applications.
until 5:00 p.m. E.D.T., Friday, April 24,
1998 for the following positions:
MOSQUITO SPRAY TRUCK DRIVERS
(2). Applications may be obtained at the
Gulf County Mosquito Control Dept.,
1001 10th St., Port St. Joe, FL 32456,
Monday Friday, 7:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.,
E.D.T. This is a contract position and
may last up to 6 months or longer, 40
hours or less per week. All applicants
must have a valid Florida Driver's
License. Gulf County enforces a drug-
free workplace policy and is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employ-
er. 2t 4/9
Receptionist/Reservationist: property
management office, requires customer
interface, good telephone skills, com-
puter experience. Full time position
with benefits. For our new St. Joe Bay
office, Fantasy Properties, Inc., call
648-5146. tfc 4/2
0

Part-time cashier and hostess,' experi- CRISIS COUNSELORS. Gulf County
enced only need apply between the Guidance Clinic, Inc. has two (2) posi-
hours of 9 a.m. 11 a.m. CT. Weekends tions immediately available for Crisis'
a must; no phone calls. tfc 4/16 Counselors. ,Duties will include: crisis
counseling, home visits, providing infor-
Human Resources Program Manager, mation and education and case man-
position #81369. Send applications to agement services. Services will, be
Verna Mathes, R. N., Gulf County directed towards individuals and faml-
Health Department, 502 Fourth St., lies effected by the recent flooding in'the
Port St. Joe, FL 32456, phone 227- area. Positions are temporary and grant
1276. An open competitive opportunity. funded. A Bachelor's degree in a mental
Part-time (20 hours per week). This health discipline Is required. Positions
position is with the Healthy Start pro- are temporary and grant funded. Apply
gram. Closing date to accept applica- immediately to: 'Edwin R. Ailes,
tons is 4/21/98. Itc 4/16 Director, Gulf County Guidance Clinic,
311, Williams Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL
Part-time office cleaning, 2 evenings a 32456. E.O.E. Itc 4/16
week in Port St. Joe. Call 769-0606. ,'i' : "'
UIULIJ UA~a~r~n~uu to


Experienced caregiver for elderly per-
son, 5 days a week, $500 to $800 pe
week salary, based on experience. Send
resume, references, and salary require-
ments to P. 0. Box 221, Port St. Joe, FL
32456. 2tp 4/16
Assistant desired for busy real estate
sales and vacation 'rental office. Basic
compute skills and pleasant personali-
ty, are required. Please phone in
advance for interview appointment.:
Prudential Resort Realty, St. Joe Bay
office, 227-2000. Itc 4/16
Earn extra income dependable person
needed for local research/investing.
Availability in May and part of June.
Hourly wage, plus mileage. Fax resume'
or letter of interest to (517) 337-7189,
attn: Todd. 2tp 4/16
Experienced cottage .'Cleaners.
Saturday, quality, and dependability a
must. 227-3730. 3tp 4/16
Musical entertainers/bands for beach,
bar. Call Tracy at 648-4464 from 2 p.m.
- 7p.m. ,CST. Monday Friday. Itp


Dietary help needed, part time position,.
experience helpful but will train suc-
cessful applicant. Contact: Bay St.
Joseph Care Center, 220 9th St., Port
St. Joe FL 32456. (850) 229-8244, fax
(850) 229-1042. .' 2tc 4/9


COSTING'S
Bookkeeping S:ervice
Tax Returns A Specialty
S 224 Reid Ave., :
Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8581



Cabinets, Custom Mantles,
Furniture, Trim.
Bob/Janna Rinehart
227-3590
tfC 4/2

ROGER STOKES
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
647-3328 '
Free Estimates RF 0066770
PLUMBING REPAIRS
pd, tru A/2/98'



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


TLC Lawn Service ..
Catering to All Your Lawn le
Service Needs
Mowing, Trimming, Clean Outs,
Manicuring, Spraying, Fertilizing;
Landscaping and Minor Sprinkler Repair.
Ref. Available.,229-M33


Locally
Owned O O



q06e Residential
1o0 .,Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
* Rea Control Condominiums
* .,Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real-Estate (WOO) Reports Construction Sites
W'FAMILY OWNED
Wr PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections


. STEAM CLEANING

STEAM CLEANING


CHILD CARE TEACHERSii Kidas
Instructional Day Service (K.I.D.S.) has
part-time vacancies for preschool teach-i
ers. A high school education 'and/or,
equivalency is required. Applicants with
a CDA, college course work, and/or
experience will be given 'preference.
Apply to K.I.D.S., 309 Williams Avenue,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. E.O.E. ltc 4/16
Waiters, waitresses and cashiers apply
in person at Toucan's on Hwy. 98,
Mexico Beach. See' Bill or John. NoT
phone 'calls please. tfe 3/26
Experienced office help needed, Port St.
Joe location, Rich's IGA, contact Betty
at 227-1564.. tfc 4/2'


Now hiring food servers, kitchen help
andbartenders.,Apply in person at The
Top of the Gulf, talk with Jonnie. No
phone calls please. tfc 4/2


ALL PAINTING SUPPLIES,
TOOLS 8 HARDWARE
1ARIEA/2 PRICE.AR
BARFIELD S LAWN GARDEN,
S 302-B Reid Ave.
k "': : "' :. 326


Glynn Dykes


*'. 227-1785 v v
Free Estimates Insured
tfc 4/2


CUSTOM LAWN

.SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559S



STUTZMAN ROOFING
R C #0038936 .
Specializing in Reroofs
Single-Ply & Repairs :,
"Where Quality Is Higher Than Price"
229-8631 tc2
^ -'':;*'^ ***'^ % '^./.'*;"'' *.'';*" */ ^ .te /


- Household Repairs
SPainting, Interior/Exterior Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
F; REE ESTIMATES: "
(850) .229-1051. 4/2












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




S5X10 10OXI 10X20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT

STEAM CLEANING


CARPET CLEANING




Odor Control 24 Hr Water Damage 2
Pet Stains Free Estimates
(850) 227-5098 or 229-9663


STEAM CLEANING


STEAM CLEANING


C


Computer table, corner unit; Sears
treadmill like new. Need bedliner for full
size pick up, short wheel base, Ford
F150; also aluminum bed rails. Call
647-5106 or 227-7449. tfc 4/9
Two triple single hung aluminum white
windows, 9'x4'8" and two triple single
hung aluminum white windows, 8'x4'8".
Total price, $480. 227-1269.
tfc 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 seel Matching veil also.
227-7196 or 229-8216. tfc 4/2
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'


wiPAwN SHOPPE
Watch Bands & Batteries, 216 3rd St.
227-PAWN, BUY, SELL OR TRADE
1Otc 3/26

PAWN SHOPPE
21S THIRD ST.
227-PAWN, BUY, SELL OR TRADE


DRIVEWAY SHE'LL
MUSHROOM COMPOST
BARFIELD'S, 229-727





LOST: 14k gold nugget bracelet, possi-
bly lost at Little League park. Call
Sheila at 229-8280. REWARD.
FOiND: girls' jacket at Frank Pate Park
after Easter' egg hunt Saturday. Call
police dept. to identify or Jeannie Mims
at 229-6350.


C'. jo. ys Lw

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


Steve Brant s

ROOFING

*LICENSED & INSURED
S- UC. #RC0050321-
Port St. Joe Call
.229'6326

Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218 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
SRA0043378 ER 0007623


GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON Al. BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
SERVICE AGREEMENTS
648-5474 FL License ER 0010992, RA005'


A218,
J


LIC. #RF0051042* RG0051008* ER 0011618
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
gfe PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
F. .,* REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
tr1tes, INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
MINOR ELECTRICAL
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 8SU/229 21


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


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


One Story & Clark piano, a contempo-
rary console, like new, 37 1/2" high,
price $895. 227-2019. 4tp 4/16
'93 14'x70' Cavalier mobile home,. 2
bedroom, 2 bath, cen. h/a, $18,500.
639-2273. ltp 4/16
4 piece bedroom suite for sale, $140,
229-9010 or 229-8531. ltc 4/16
Queen mattress set, good cond., $60
glass top dinette table, $20. Call 827-
6019. "::";','' ltc 4/16

Sharp UX-105 fax machine, works
good, comes. with (1) roll facsimile
paper, $100 or best offer. Call Mary
Ellen, 227-1222 at Newman's
Construction. 2tc 4/16
Beautifully landscaped 10-gallon fish
aquarium stocked with fancy gupies.
Full hood cover w/fluorescent light and
outside filter. Extra pump and cleaning
supplies. $75 or gest offer. 229-8859.


USED RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT,
pizza and sandwich make-up units,
walk-in coolers and freezers, 1 ton ice
maker & smaller, deli cases, slicers,
grinders, meat saws, gas fryers w/built-
in filters, gas grills,sinks, work tables,
hoods and more. Consulting services
available. 850-785-1568, 769-8643.,
ltc 4/16


Steel : buildings,; new,' must 'sell.
40x60x14 was $16,200 sell $9,990;
50xl00x16 was $26,550 sell $18,990;
60x150x16 was $49,990 sell $29,990;
100x200x20 was $98,500 sell $69,990.
1-800-406-5,126 : tp14/16


'95 Dutchmen pop up camper, with air
cond., excellent condition, $3,800. 647-
'3242 after 5 p.m. : 2tc 4/9
4-pc. bedroom set, $250; 7 seat sec-
tional sofa bed, electric recliner,
$450 beige; glass top dining 'table
seats 8 with black chairs, 550;
Kenmore heavyduty washer&hdryer,
$300 both. 227-19885. :" Itpo


'Cell 850-227-6738 tl 4/2




24 Hr. Service,
LIC #EROO013168 INSURED
647-8081, .
ALAN STRICKLAND


296able,8 at
TheitAhletic
A"197 Stat e:

Championship .

1/2 off Hqouse,
'229-6805


FOR RENT HELP WANTED MISCELLANEOUS MISCELLANEOUS MISCELLANEOUS


TRADES and SERVICES


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Page Eight The Star Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Apr. 16. 1998


HAPPY JACK MANGE MEDICINE: a
natural blend of vegetable oils, pro-
motes healing & hair growth to "hot
spots" & severe mange on dogs & hors-
es WITHOUT steroids. BARFIELD'S
LAWN & GARDEN, 229-2727.
(www.happyjackinc.com) 6tc 4/9
Gelded nine year old male Welch
Quarter Horse, $700, tack and all.
Wewa, 648-3045. ltc 4/16
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)
FREE black lab/doble mix to good
home. 1 'year, spayed, all shots, very
loving & playful, 647-9209, 2tc 4/9





'94 Springdale mobile home, 2 bdrm., 2
ba. with utility shed on 2 large corner
lots, 1988 Parker Ave., Highland View.
227-3492, after 5 p.m. or 227-1773.
tfc4/16

GULF FRoNT LOT 77.5' lot in St.
Joseph Shores, $155,500. 504-626-
7895. 4tc 4/16,
3 year old 3 bdrm., 2 ba. cen h&a, large
front porch, sprinkler, system fireplace,
2017 Marvin Ave. 229-6056. tfc 4/16'
1802 Marvin Avenue, 3 bedroom, 1'
bath, fenced back yard wiIth deck,,
$38,500. Call 827-8154. 4tc 4/16


3 bedroom, 2 bath home on 3 lots.
Downtown Wewahltchka, 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
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

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
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' until. shed. By'
appt. only.' 101 Yaupon, 229-6411.
tfe 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,

tic 3/5


Port St. Joe Lodge No. 11l Haul off, ceap, out gar ges, attics, yard
SReg. Stated Corimunication' sale, storage ;ete. 647-9214. 4tc 3/26.
S1st & 3rd Thursday of each .
G// month, 8:00 ^ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

l214 Reid Ave.' 'Open Meeting Saturdayr 8:00p.m. ET
William J. Guilford, W.M. .' ed8;' 0p.m.'
B ll Jordon, Sec; '.Thursday, 8:00 p.m. :
1st & 3rd weeks -Dec. TL' ,hurs., 8l:00' P.M


STUMP GRINDING
Average Stump $10.00
1-800-628-873^3
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.

Residential Custom Wood
Commercial Industrial
AiS .R Fence
fteade and Cocneate Work
Albert relschmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 SO(850) 647-4047



LIVESTOCK
'Horseshoding
8 Trfinning
229-9"737 5/98


Tues. inTurs. i meetngs.at is uiteda
Methodist Church, PSJ


Catherine L Comer
?'* ,ji Ind..': dependent SaL.es '..
Representative
S!"211 Allen Memorial Way *
Port St. Joe

AVO In

BOB'S PAINT &
BODY SHOP
S:30 Continuous Years of
S'Automotive Body Repair'
Rebuild Wrecks
o- dy & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
MV02522.
Cal or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229


Business and personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

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



Pre Heating & Cooling
LICENSED INSURED SALES AND SERVICE
A/C Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
State .ic. #A00664 8 '. 229-CO L. .


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

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

Installation Pump-Out Repair
: "! 1^ 1'' ; *lf 8


Home for sale by owner: rick ome, NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Home for sale by owner: brick home, 1 ^NOCE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Frank Pate, Jr., the
1/2 lots, nice neighborhood. 4 bed- holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said
rooms, 2.5 baths, family room, sun certificateae for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
room. Formal living & dining room. certificate number and year of issuance, the descrip-
room. tion of the property, and the names in which It was
Custom kitchen & breakfast nook, hot assessed are as follows:
tub, swimming pool, large deck, fenced' 'Certificate No. 233 Application No. 98-1
in back yard. 2700 sq. ft. heating & Year of Issuance: 1991 RE. No. 02846-000
cooling. Location 103' 20th St., PSJ Description of Property:
(904) 229-8409. By appointment only. LEGAL DESCRIPTION:
tfc 4/2 'Beginning atl the Northeast Corner of Lot 25 in
Block "A" Beaty Subdivision of White City, as .
Ca, .. tI o-- fors al b recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit
Cape San Bas townhome for sale by court, Gulf County, Florida, in Plat Book 1. Page
owner. Security gate, ocean View. 23;'" thence run N2330'E for 60 feet; thence run
Tennis, pool, fishing lakes. Like" new '- 'N6630W for 945 feet for Point of Beginning;
y IP-O new. from said Point of Beginning run N66'30VW along
many extras. Must see to appreciate. North .boundary of Beaty Avenue for 75 feet;,
227-3351. tfc/ theie run N2330'E for 110 feet to the
"' ,. -'SWouthwest Corner of G. B. Sheffield property;.
1/2 acre lots, 5o miles n of Oerseet' thence run S6630'E along the South boundary
1/2 ae t, 5 mes n .f r t. o G. B.3Sheffield property for 75 feet; thence run
Bridge at Creekvlew Subd;, with septic ,s23 303w,for 110 feet to the Point of Beginning,
tank & well. $2,500 'down, $132.16 mo. beingin Section 11,.Township 7 South. Range 10
Call George, 229-6031. tf 4/2 West
S"N ame in which assessed: Ruth Murphy Stuckey
TAKE OVER PAYMENTS, 96 16x80 All of said property being in the Gulf County, State of
TAKE OVER: PAYMENTS,-,96.16X80,.Floid,:
Cavalier Zone 3 mobile, home,. 3 bd., 3- Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
ba., deck, garden 'tub & many extras,' to law. the property described in such certificate will
acreage available. 227-2521 or 229-, be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the
8002t .C 4./2 Gulf County Courthouse at 11:00 A.M., E.S.T.. on
0u .W ..ednesday. the 20th daypof May 1998.
Dated this 1st day of April, 1998.
Lots on Dead Lakes, West Arm Section. BENNY C. LISTER
Call 639-5920. tf 4/2 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
.. .. '' GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
,. : ., '.; ... BY: /s/Rebecca L.'Norris
A nice" 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide;. Deputy Clerk
mobile home on 75'xl50' lot in qliet 4tc. April 9, 16, 23 and 30, 1998.
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking,
$55,000. Call 647-3292. tfc 4/2 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY>GIVEN that Frank Pate, Jr.. the
Nice 2 bedroom mobile nome, fenced 'holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said'
Nice 2 bedroom mobile home, f-enced 'certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The,
corner lot, low down payment. certificate number and year of issuance, the descrip-
Owner/agent, $25,000. 227-1980. tion of the property, and the names in which it was'
tf ... 4/2 assessed are as follows:
Certificate No 9214 Application No. 98-2
Housecleaninear of Ior rssuance:1991 R.hard whch assessed No. 02498000beth
wo n A, o -Description of p property being in the Gulf ty: State of
-p ..eLot 29in Block "B". Williamsburg Subdivision to
able. Call anytime.27-2487 ask for Unlewaht such cka Florida as per plat being recordedng
bes in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of
... 4. i i" : :- T ...... Gulf County. Florida. . .... ;
Housecleaning or caretaking, hard- 'Name In which assessed: Margaret Elizabeth
working, caring individual seeking Foster
employment in. local ara Ref av' ; ailL All of said property being in the Gulf County. State of
able. Call anytime. 827- 2487, ask, for Unless suchI certificate shall be redeemed according
Tracy, reasonable rates.. 2tp 4/9 to law, ,the'property described in such certificate Will
be sold to thelhighest bidder.in the front-Lobby of the
.....ed. hus.'in ..., area. Gulf County Courthouse at 11:15 A.M.. E.S.T..' on
Wanted house In Wewahitchka area. Wednesday. the 20th day of May 1998.
Call 227-3511 Pat. i tfe 4/2 Dated this 1st day of April. 1998 .
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF-THE CIRCUIT COURT-
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA, '
s BY: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
Deputy Clerk
4tc. April 9, 16, 23 and 30, 1998.


LAWN CARE,. GENERAL REPAIR &
MAINTENANCE, 647-9214.
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647-3699 EXPERTAPPLIANCE REPAIR
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DISCOUNT SERVICES
Storm Damage? Offering water
clean up. Painting Interior -
- exterior, sheetrock work, debris
removal, panelling, tree ser-,
vices. Call Larry 639-4501
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REMEMBER?
1. When life was less complicated?
2. When tax return costs were reasonable?
3. When SERVICE was a priority?
Sn '. : IT STILL IS!
Call Wanda Brown Davis at 827-2398 or 827-2398
Now accepting new bookkeeping accounts and
income taxes. Prompt reasonable ,
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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
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We do it ALL from furniture to floor.
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Frank Pate, Jr.. the
holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon. The
certificate, number and year of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 219 Application No. 98-3
Year of Issuance: 1991 R.E.No, 02535-000
Description of Property:
Lots 4, 5. and 6 in Block "d" Williamsburg
Sirbdivision as per Official Plat recorded in the
Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of. Gulf
County, Florida. .
Name in which assessed: Willie Mae Gipson
All of said property ibng t1 the Gulf County, State of
. Florida. .. ,' '
Unless such certiflcateishall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate will
be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the
Gulf County Courthouse at li:45 AkM., E.S.T., on
Wednesday. the 20th day of May 1998.
Dated this 2nd day of April, 1998.
BENNY C. LISTER ;
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
'. Deputy Clerk.
4tc, April9,. 16. 23 and 30,. 1998.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Frank Pate, Jr;, the
holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said
certilfcate for, a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 236 Application No. 98-4
Year of Issuance: 1991. RE. No. 02963-000
Description of Property,
Lots 7 and.8, and'a.'strip of land.10 feet by 100
feet on the Easterly end of said Lots, contiguous
and adjacent 'to said Lots (constituting the
.Westerly half of the closed alleyway between Lots
7 and 8 and Lots 16 and 15, in lock 4, 'Wimico
Subdivision according to the. Offial Plat thereof
on file in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk, ,
Gulf County, Florida.
Name in which assessed: Glenn R. Douds, Jr.. et.
All of said property being in the Gulf County, State of
Florida. *... r: '
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate will
be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the
Gulf County Courthouse at 11:30 A.M., E.S.T., on
Wednesday, the:20th day of May 1998.
Dated this 2nd day of April, 1998.
BENNY C, LISTER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
Deputy Clerk
4tc. April 9. 16, 23 and 30, 1998:
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9798-11
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County,
Florida, will receive sealed bids 'from any person,
company,.or' corporation interested' in providing to
the County the following:
2.000 5,000 cubic yards
of clay and top soil
Delivery Date must be.specified.
Liquidated damages 'uor failure to' deliver unit, on
specified date will be set at $25.00 per day.
Please indicate on the envelope that this Is a SEALED
BID, the pID NUMBER, andwhaltte BID is for.
Bids will be received untll,5:00o'clock. p.m., E.D.T.,
Tuesday. April 21., 1998; at the Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court, Gulf County Courthouse. 1000 Fifth
Street, Port St. Joe,Floridf32456. '
The Board reserves the right to' reject any and all
bids. "
BOARD OF COUNTY COlMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY; FLORIDA :. t.
St' ." l /s/ Warren Ji.Yeager,Jr., Chairman
2tc. Apijl 9 and,1 1 1998. :: : '; ":

IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
: :,' FOR.GULFCOUNTY. : .
CASE NO. 9810 .
INRE:' TheMarriage, of.:.."" '':
W LLIAM QUINCY PERDUE, JR.,
Husband/Respondent,,
and
KAYPERDUE.
Wife/Petibrioner.
NOTICE OF ACTION


REAL ESTATE WANTED PUBLIC NOTICES I PUBLIC NOTICES


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Castle Realty, Inc

I &( astle Realty, Inc.


Cockle Shell Immnaculate

Large 3 BR/2 BA home, 2 car garage, land-

scaping, sprinklers, hot tub on screened

porch, brick, 1 1/2 lots on 17th Fairway,

huge kitchen.


Colleen A. Ciochetto, Land & Castle Realty, Inc.
(850) 927-3557 or (850) 229-9228 4tc4/16


TO: WILLIAM QUINCY PERDUE, JR.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
for Dissolution of Marriage has been filed against you
and you are required to serve a copy of your written
defenses. If any, to this action on DAVID C. GASKIN.
ESQ.. Petitioner's attorney, whose address Is Post
Office Box 185. Wewahitchka. Florida 32465, on or
before the 8th day of May. 1998. and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before service on
petitioner's attorney or Immediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be entered against you for the relief:
demanded in the petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court
on the 7 day of April, 1998.
SBenny C.'Lister,
Clerk of Circuit Court
SBy /sa/t. Knox .
Deputytlerk .
2tc. April 16 and23.,1998. :

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
'CIVIL ACTION
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK, .
Plaintiff(s),
vs. CASE NO. 97-270. '
S""'CA DIVISION: -
ROBERT E WILLIAMS, et al, D I V
Defendantss. '
NOTICE E FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to' a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated Feb.'
12, 1998. and entered in Case No. 97-270 CA of the.
Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in
and for GULF County, Florida wherein FIRST UNION
NATIONAL BANK Is the, Plaintiff and ROBERT E,
WILLIAMS, SHAWNEE A WILLIAMS. FIRST UNION":
NATIONAL BANK F/K/A FIRST UNION NATIONAL
BANK OF NORTH CAROLINA,. SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO' FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK OF
FLORIDA are thebDefendants, I wll sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash IN THE LOBBY OF THE
GULF COUNTY. COURTHOUSE at 11:00 a.m., EST,
on, the 29th day of April,. 1998. the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
LOT ONE (1), BLOCK NINETY-EIGHT
(98), UNIT #4, ST. JOSEPH'S ADDITION
TOTHE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE.FLORI-
DA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 40,
"PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY,
FIORIDA.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on
April 8, 1998 .'
Clerk of the Circuit'Court
S' By/s/T. Knox .
Deputy Clerk
2tc, April 16 and'23. 1998. n'
NOTICE' OF INTENT TO REGISTER
FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice Is hereby given that, pursuant to Chapter
86509 Florida Statutes, the undersigned intends to
register with the Division of Corporations,
Departmenitof.Statethe fictitious trade name under
which it willbe'engaged.In business andtin which
said business I tob carried on. t :o-it: ''
NAME TOBE REGISTERED:The Kuttin Korner.'
PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1906 Highway 71 South,
Wewahitchka, Florida'
MAILING ADDRESS:- 472 Sunset Drive.
Wewabitchka.-Florida 32465..
OWNER (S): Cindy Ake. .
ltc, April 16, 1998.


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