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SIXTIETH YEAR, NUMBER 38 PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, MAY 28, 1998 Plus 30 Tax.....
Board Sets Presentation Time Limits
o drSetn-aP' Ton
SJ, Wewa Dixie Youth
League All Stars, Banquet
Details on Page 8A
New Pastor at
Police Beat Page 3A
23 Inductees Into NHS
New Pastor at Nazarene
Gulf County Summer
Athletes Make Good
Photos, Update on Page 7A
See Sports, beginning on Page 7A
Horton Wins Commission Run-off Race
Thirty-six percent of Port St.
Joe's registered voters turned out
Tuesday to elect David R. Horton
to the City Commissioner, Group
IV seat. Ilorton received 647
votes, 59, of those cast. His
opponent, James "Benny" Roberts
received 449 votes. The two were
in a run-off from a field of four
candidates in the first election two
Horton. along with Jerry
Barnes who won the Group III
post, will be sworn into office at
the next regular city commission
meeting on June 2.
Both primaries saw larger
than usual turn-outs of electors
to cast their ballots. A larger than
usual number of candidates also
Marina construction is well underway as shown above.
Breaking Ground at Marina Site
Wednesday afternoon, just
after The Star's press time, official
groundbreaking ceremonies for
the Port St. Joe Marina were
scheduled to be held at 5:00 p.m.
A. host of dignitaries were
slated to attend, including
Congressman Allen Boyd, Senator
Pat Thomas arid State
Representative Jamey Westbrook.
Representatives from the USDA
Rural Development Agency, the
City of Port St. Joe, Marina
Committee members, and Royal
American Construction Company
were also scheduled to attend.
Following brief introductions
and comments, the customary.
turning of dirt ceremony was to
be held. Refreshments were also
turned out, seeking the two posi-
Uons to be selected this year.
There were four candidates in one
race and two in the other.
A lively campaign was exhib-
ited from all the candidates, dis-
playing an excitement over the
Only one incumbent was
seeking re-election and he was
defeated in the first primary,
electing two new faces to the city
The Office of Multicultural
Student Language Education
(OMSLE), Department of
Education Monitoring Team visit-
ed Gulf County School District
during the week of December 8,
During the on-site visit, three
schools were visited and various
ESOL (English for Speakers of
Other Languages) program areas
were reviewed for compliance.
Results of the monitoring were
received last week and are as fol-
lows: "The Gulf County School
District is to be commended for
the continuing high level of com-
mitment to ensuring the most
appropriate education for all the
students of Gulf County."
During this visit, team mem-
bers shared, with district staff
their positive comments regarding
the district's ESOL program.
Examples of such comments
include the following:
"District and school level per-
sonnel in Gulf County public
schools are to be commefided for
complying with all the ESOL mon-
itoring criteria. In addition, the
efforts in the developing a com-
prehensive community language
facilitators list and the migrant
outreach to identify additional
LEP students is noteworthy."
The school district is in the
process of updating its 1998-99
community language facilitators
list. If you speak a language other
than English and would be willing
to facilitate ESOL parents and
students, please call the Office of
Instructional Services at 229-
Limiting Speakers to Five Minutes; Curb Attacks
contact the State Attorney's
Stanley and Nathan Peters, Jr.
voted against creating the five
minute time limit. Commissioner
Stanley questioned whether five
minutes was adequate time for
the public to present some issues.
Chairman Yeager said the board
would have the option to extend
the time limit, if issues being pre-
sented required extra time.
Rish Fired Back
All the time limit discussion
came on the heels of a presenta-
tion by Ralph Rish (vice president
of Preble-Rish, Inc.) where he
retorted accusations made by
David Taunton in previous meet-
ings, questioning the character of
Preble-Rish, Inc. and Falph Rish
During those same meetings.
Taunton had described the com-
mission board as a den of thieves.
He also accused Preble-Rish. Inc.
and Panhandle Engineering of
manipulating the recent flood
debris removal consultant service
bid,' as previously reported in The
Rish began his presentation
describing how Mr. Taunton had
.orchestrated a "show" during
recent board meetings in order to
bring attention to himself and
He said since the character of
Prpble-Rish. Inc. had been,ques-
tioned it was important to look at
the character of Preble-Rish, Inc.
and the character of the one doing
the criticism. David Taunton.
Rish outlined the firm's busi-
ness involvements since its incep-
tion six and one-half years ago.
stating they had over 100 clients
with which they maintained a
good reputation and relationship.
He read and mentioned sever-
al letters of commendation and
gratitude from various clients,
contributions made to a host of
local causes and free engineering
work the firm has provided to
churches and non-profit organi-
He said Preble-Rish, Inc. had
also done free stormwater permit
work for Taunton Family, Inc.
after they failed to obtain proper
permits for building work.
Commissioner Nathan Peters.
Jr. interrupted Rish at one point
stating he needed to get to the
Commissioner Warren Yeager
reminded the board that Mr.
Rish's and the board's integrity
had been questioned during the
past two board meetings and Rish
should be allowed to defend him-
Rish went on to say Taunton
had Intentionally distorted the
facts on several issues he had
previously brought to the board.
He presented contracts and
county documents showing the
Monday Fire Guts We
Bill's .Dollar Store in Dalkelth and White City
Wewahitchka was totally Volunteer Fire Departments
S'destroye6d ly fire VMonday after- responded to the blaze to assist
'i'o6n. after ,a fire broke out in the Wewahitchka volunteers already
S gg' ",iseLsto" l itl'' -6aund 1:00 on the scene. Quick action- by the -
P.M., CT. fire departments is credited with
Firefighters battle Wewahitchka blaze. -photo by Jim Buchanan
Gulf County Commissioners
took action during their Tuesday
evening meeting to regain control
of county commission meetings
and stop the. recent practice of
board meetings being a forum for
The board passed a motion
(3-2), made by Commissioner
Billy Traylor and seconded by
Commissioner Tommy Knox, to
limit discussion from the public to
Board chairman Warren
Yeager said he has never favored
time limits, but activities during
Short Ceremony Commemorates War Dead
Gulf County's men and wom-
en who are among the nation's
war dead were memorialized,
Monday. in front of City Hall with
a crowd of about 150 attending.
The VFW led in ceremonies offer-
ing a moment of remembering
The ceremony began at 11:00
a.m., with Richard Seefeldt, com-
Bill Young places a floral tribute at the monument in front of City
mander of Post 10069, serving as
master of ceremonies. A team,
consisting of Shannon Phinezee
and Butch Arendt, hoisted the
flag, allowing it to fly at half mast,
followed by a prayer led by Tal-
madge Kennedy and singing of
The Star-Spangled Banner by
Guest speaker for the occa-
sion was Russ Schulz, who re-
membered his own days spent in
service of the nation and the
friends and acquaintances who
gave their lives in sacrifice.
"In my 20 years of service,
their numbers were numerous,'
Schulz remarked as he recalled
the number of his personal
friends who had paid the su-
"The only way we can repay
them is for the nation to give
their fighting men the tools they
need to serve with and remain a
nation which expresses Its grati-
tude in ceremonies such as this,"
the speaker said in closing.
Following the short address,
Bill Young, Wallace Tillery and
Barbara Terrace laid floral mo-
mentoes at the monument which
stands in front of City Hall.
l The ceremony ended with
Port St. Joe bandmaster Mitch
Bouington playing Taps on his
Recent Discussions Prompt 3-2 Vote
the past three board meetings
have limited the board's ability to
conduct county business and
made it difficult for county
administrators to properly do
Yeager also said he plans to .
stop personal attacks by any indi-
vidual during future meetings,
noting that county commission
meetings weren't the proper
forum for such attacks. He point-
ed out there were legal options for
such complaints to be filed., and
suggested persons wanting to
make such allegations should
A registered voter is shown signing for his ba
debris consulting contract was
not for $168,000 as stated by
Taunton, but rather $148,000 as
stated on the county contract.
The debris hauling contract.
awarded to C. R. Smith, was com-
pared by Taunton to be less than
the consulting contract at
$160,000 based on 2,000 tons of
debris being hauled. Rish again
went to the records showing
where C. R. Smith had contracted
to haul debris at a cost of $175 to
$210 per ton, depending upon
which landfill the material had to
be hauled to.
Rish said Taunton knew the
bid price, but intentionally misled
the public to believe the hauler
would receive only S160.000
when, in reality, the contract
would be worth a minimum of
$350.000 based on 2,000 tons.
Rish's firm's consulting con-
tract was cancelled by the board
during the last board meeting.
The board is currently negotiating
with C. R. Smith to discontinue
the hauling contract, and do the
remaining debris removal with
eRish also used recorded doc-
uments to clarify an accusation
made by Taunton that
Wewahitchka State Bank had
foreclosed on a S200 loan to his
grandparents years ago. taking 80
acres of land and 100 head of
cows that the money was bor-
(See LIMITS TIME on Page 3)
containing the fire to the dollar
store, stopping it from spreading
to the nearby Rich's IGA grocery
store next door.
'At isti tiere 'v-a -"'ea'"the
tragedy could have beet magni-
fied when it was thought two chil-
dren could be trapped in the
blaze. It was later discovered that
was not the case.
According to the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office, firefighters had
the blaze under control within
approximately 30 minutes, but it
took better than two hours to fin-
ish mopping up the scene.
The cause of the fire is cur-
rently under investigation by the
Fire Marshall's Office.
In the wake of the incident,
Ward McDaniel, president of the
Wewahitchka Volunteer Fire
Department, would like to extend
a very special "thank you" to the
White City and Dalkeith VFDs.
the Gulf County Sheriffs
Department, the State Fire
Marshall's Office, the Gulf Coast
Electric Coop, and to the people
that volunteered their time and
service with the fire on Memorial
THIS NEWSPAPER ADVISED you about three weeks ago
that the State of Florida was going to put the check in the mail
around. August. Sort of a financial rebate. The state has collect-
ed too many taxes to supply the money it needs, so you and eve-
ry other tax payer were in line for a $50.00 tax refund.
Well, no more.
The governor vetoed the idea last Wednesday, claiming there
was no equitable manner in which every person who deserves a
rebate would get one. About 40% of the residents of Florida rent
the places in which they live and as a consequence, don't pay ad
That's a pity! We thought everyone had the opportunity to pay
BUT, DO NOT FEEL too let down, left out or overlooked. You
are still going to get tax relief in August; still considered a rebate
for overpayment of taxes. The formula isn't quite the same, how-
ever. Actually, the formula for distribution is nothing like the
original suggestion. You're going to get the 'government version'
of tax relief.
Instead of the original $50.00 check, every tax payer was
scheduled to receive, you are going to receive the forgiveness of
sales tax on $50.00 worth of purchases-or, the princely sum of
$3.25 [if you live in Gulf Countyl.
Did you feel something sort of stick you in the backside?
Well, that was the shafting you are getting, calling it tax relief.
Of course we should all be accustomed to this sort of experience,
WHAT STARTED OUT AS tax relief, has ended up as a sum
to save for a rainy day. Of course, we have had this type fund
before and always wound up finding something else to spend
it for. Every Florida taxpayer knows there are no "rainy days" in
If there were such a thing in Florida, we would spend the
fund in a' hurry before a particularly bad storm washed it all
away! Then, where would we be?
Make It Plain
THE CITY OF PORT St. Joe is considering extending city
water and sewer collection services to every unincorporated enti-
ty south of the Intracoastal Waterway. What a deal for them!
Without having to go through the expense and responsibility
of incorporating, they get all the benefits of being incorporated.
We know better than most people this will reduce the cost of
these services to the people of Port St. Joe, or should. The more
customers the city gets on line for its two main services, the
cheaper the per unit cost will be. Rather than divide the cost of
operation by about 4,000 customers, it will be divided by nearly
that many more-or 8,000.
That much, we understand. There is. ot6 o( slack motion in
our water and sewer services that coufd. wefbe taken up, i
there were more customers on line.
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE initial cost of the systems and the
collection apparatus that was borne solely by the residents of
Port St. Joe? They deserve a break for their prior role in financ-
ing the two services.
Of course, no costs have been publicized for the others com-
ing on to reap the benefits of someone else getting the engineer-
ing done, the state and national permits secured, maintaining
the laboratories which continuously monitor the product for.ac-
ceptability by the different government agencies, as being safe for
use by the customers. The residents of the city have done this;
borne this cost; already. -
People who live outside .the city' limits do so in order to, es-
'cape this type charge.
WE ARE OF THE'OPINION that if,-this thing comes to pass-
"and we are in favor of it doing so-that the rates be set at such a
level to reflect the new customers as being just that: partici-
.pants, but not'from the very beginning. Not -pioneers in creating
the systems. The original customers should get a better rate
'than the others, don't you agree?
When the county water systems were created. using Port St.
Joe treated water, .the customers paid more.'.We think such an
arrangement should bIe figured in from the get go, so there will
be no misunderstanding to try and clear up on down the road.
' The Star
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, MAY 28 1998
Hunker Down Wit Kes by Kesly Colbert
] "Thank You" Is Pitiful Little
It was a chance meeting. One
of those friend of a friend things. It
didn't last four minutes-five, at
the absolute most.
"Kes. I want you to meet'
He looked fairly regular as we
shook hands. Just another friend-,
ly Continental Airline pilot. Jim
had introduced me to several on
"Chuck spent seven years as a
prisoner of war In Vietnam. He was
in the famous Hanoi Hilton. maybe
"It was five and'a half years."
Mr. Rice interrupted, almost apolo-
getically. He wasn't about to take
credit for a year and a half that he
Listen, five years., seven years.'
six months, two days . it
don't matter, we can't give him
more "credit" than he deserves
Without being too conspicuous
I leaned in for a closer look. Chuck
Rice was about my age which was
to be expected-it was a war of our
generation. He was extremely
friendly, intelligent and pleasant
as we exchanged a few words. His
face was not hard as you might
In fact, it was soft. handsome.
with an easy going appearance .
. there was no outward sign of
what this hero had been through.
When the conversation swung
to an upcoming Vietnam helicopter
pilots' reunion my friend was
attending in September. Mr. Rice
turned to address him ... I zeroed
in on his eyes.
There it wasl They were differ-
entl, Again. not hard, or unfriendly.
or harsh yet, there was a little
distance in them. They had some
knowledge that we knew not of.
That we would never know ......
1 had a question, or two, or a
hundred that jumped into mind.
Of course, proper decorum pre-
vented me from voicing a single
I Immediately wondered if the
loneliness was the worst thing he
faced. I wondered if It was the
meager rice servings, the fish
heads, .the bugs ..... I wondered
about '.he constant grilling from
It was difficult not to ask his
opinion of Jane Fonda.
And i Lyndoh Johnson. And
I wondered if, by chance, he'd
run into my little brother before he
I wondered what the Ho Chi
Minh Trail looked like from the air.
I bet this guy could explain the
Tonkin Gulf Resolution and the
importance of. the Mekong Delta.
He probably understands why and
how the war spread into Cambodla
and Laos. He knows the'difference
betweeriDa Nang and Binh Dinh.
1 s~&e wasn't about to tell him
that,'lalf the, people In. America
thought' the Tel offensive was
named after a place,.. .... .
And ,yes, I wondered'what he
thought of those people, In America
as he' sat in that little' cell-that
small, boring, monotonous, hole In
the wall day after day after day
after day after day after day after
day ..... had we forgotten him?
What about the marching and the
protests and the draft card burn-
ing and the symposiums denounc-
ing our involvement. Surely he was
aware. And you can bet his captors
pointed out every anti-movement,
every song, every picture, every
I could tell by his eyes that he
never gave up on us!
He was in a war and a place
and a time that was not totally
embraced by our people. I don't
understand all the' wherefores and
whywithalls and whatnots associ-
ated with the Vietnam era. But to'
send those brave men out and not
support them with every fiber we
could muster was, is.' and shall
always remain, unconscionable. It
was definitely not our finest hour
on the home front!
My dad gave up three and a
half years of his life to combat in
the South Pacific during World War
II. He returned a hero and remains
one in the eyes of this nation 'til this
dayl Chuck Rice surrendered
everything but his heart and his
mind and his country for five and
one-half, extra long, hard, we-
don't-have-a-clue years You tell
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)
Another "Jake" and Another Ramsey Appear On the Scene
b .- H., = dog"" out of the waste baskets for chew-
IF YOU REMEMBER, a few
months ago we had' a period of
weeping, wailing and gnashing of
teeth, here at The Star. It was a
period of high mourning and put-
ting on of sack cloth and ashes.
Jake, the shop dog, had been
run over and killed.
Jake was' not only the shop
dog. and grandson Bill, the print-
er's, pet dog; he was the personal
acquaintance of all our customers
and greeted them at the door with
his tall a-wagging. Jake knew
about everybody in town and eve-
rybody in town knew Jake.
Jake was a well trained Lab-
rador Retriever, of the pure blood,
card carrying, registered type of
dog. He had a better pedigree
than Bill! As you can imagine,
'Jake's passing was a moment of
note around here. Moist eyes
were the uniform of the day for
IT TOOK TWO events to re-
place Jake. First off., Bill's wife,
Melissa, finally had that baby-
everybody In town kept advising
' her to go ahead and have before
she burst it was a boy, born
Thursday morning. May 21, at
about 3:00 a.m.
Notice. Mellssa waited until
after the paper was out"to have
her baby. She Just barely waited
long enough. She' has started
working here at The. Star and al-
ready she's performing like a
trooper. She knows what days to
have her babies on!
I don't know whether she
planned it that way or had heard
that horror story surrounding of-
fice manager, Carol's, birth.
Carol made the mistake of
by Wesley Ramsey
coming Into this world on a
Wednesday afternoon without
any prior warning. The story of
!how I carried Frenchie by the
hospital, dropped her off and
said, "I'll see you later when I get
the' paper out!" must have had
Melissa didn't want that to
happen to her. There's something
about this business; you soon get
'deadline conscious', and start
putting it ahead of everything
BILL GOT.TO STAY with Me-
lissa while she gave birth to their
first son; a nine puunu uuyi eri
even got to take a day off Thurs-
day and be with her in their natal
period. He wouldn't have done
that, had she given birth on a
Mother and baby are doing
I suspect she'll have the little
tyke down here at the office, pos-
sibly by the time you see this in
That makes me a great
grandfather once more!
And next week, some time,
he'll probably have his first base-
BUT, I SAID JAKE had been
replaced by two events.
The other is the arrival here
of Jakie. Jakle Is another choco-
late Labrador Retriever of the
high pedigree variety. Jakle Is the
dog of grandson and press opera-
tor'. Eric. Jakle is the new "shop
It' isn't as if Jakle Is 'taking
over this position from a strang-
er's standpoint It's almost like
Jakie is "family' already. You see,
Jakie is the late Jake's offspring
and the spitting image of Jake.
She's'the spitting Image of Jake
in every aspect except one; Jake
was a male and Jakie.is a female.
Other than that one small de-
tail, "Jakle would fool you into
thinking Jake had risen from the
dead, and lives once more.
Jakle doesn't know, nor care,
that she's a thoroughbred, Just
like Jake. She will chew on an old
fake bone, carrying it around. in
her mouth. Just like Jake.
She'll lie down for a nap on
the traffic rug which has been
placed in the most used area of
the shop section of the building,
just like Jake. She has re-routed
foot traffic in the shop. especially
during her nap time.
She gets wadded up paper
Ing purposes. She has comman-
deered the soft resting chair in
the composing room for her very
own private property. She Just
generally gets in the way.. Just
, like Jakel
BUT, JAKIE KNOWS she has
the run of the place. She knows
she is considered as someone
special around here at least
until William Howard, III, arrives
at the office and begins crawling
on the floor!
I don't know what we'll do
when they both take over down
here, vying for attention, claiming
'rights' to certain locations.
Don't forget great grand-
daughter MaKayla has a bid on
our time and space, too. She has
already taken over the 'quarter
concession' for getting into the
candy machines. She knows how
to wheedle and also knows the
wheedle-ee. She'll have to teach
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAY 28, 1998
Wave Runner Aids In Rescue
On Saturday, May 23rd, at
approximately 3:30 p.m., the
GCSD received a report of swim-
mers in distress about three-
quarters of a mile off shore' near
Oak Street in Indian Pass.
Deputy Malcolm Garrett and
Red Graves were the first to arrive
on the scene and immediately.put
a wave runner into the water in
an attempt to assist them.
Garrett was a')le to reach the
swimmers and bring them safely
to shore. Rescued were Chris
Berry and Sohwee Angraham of
A wave runner, donated
annually to the Sheriffs Office by
The Sport Center in Panama City,
was used by Deputy Garrett in
Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen said this is the third
consecutive year The Sport Center
has loaned "wave runners" to the
Sheriffs Office for use as, a quick
response -tool to assist boaters or
swimmers in trouble.
Capt. Joe Nugent and Sheriff Frank McKeithen are shown with
the waverunner donated to Gulf County.
Home Lost in Blaze
On Monday, May 25th, just
before 2:00 a.m., Deputy James
Jensen responded to a report of a
house fire on Dalkelth Road.
Upon his arrival, the officer found
the home totally engulfed in
Fortunately, no there was no
risk of injury to the owners, John
and Marie Whitfield, as they were
currently staying at a friend's
home while remodeling. However,
their residence was declared a
total loss as a result of the fire.
Wewahitchka and Dalkelth
Volunteer Fire Departments each
responded to the call for assis-
tance in containing the fire.
Parking Lot Display
Corporal Greg Myrick
responded to a disturbance
Monday at the Wewahitchka E-Z
Serve. Jaclyn Rene Schmidt, 37,
of Wewahitclika, was arrested for.
disorderly conduct after cursing
and yelling at people in the park-
Beach at State
Park Is Third
in the Nation
Beautiful SL Joseph Peninsu-
la State Park has once more been
selected for the list of the coun-
try's 20 best beaches. SL Joseph
Peninsula State Park placed tenth
In 1997; in 1998. the park was
ranked third in the nation, com-
Ing ahead of seven other beaches
Professor Stephen Leather-
man, an environmental studies
professor at Florida International
University who Is better known as
"Dr. Beach," has been evaluating
Florida's beaches and publishing
the top-20 list for eight years. The
beaches are judged on a varley of
merits, including wave size. color,
lifeguard protection, and water
ing lot of the business.
During a routine physical
search at the Gulf County Jail, a
small amount of marijuana was
found on Schmidt's person and as
a result she was additionally
charged with possession of less
than 20 grams..
DUI Operator Clears the Road
Friday, May 22nd, Deputy
Larry Hightower was dispatched
to investigate a report that a car.
travelling on Highway 71 north of
Wewahitchka, was running vehi-
cles off the road.
The deputy located the car
and stopped it near Our Town
Road. Several field sobriety
assessments were conducted with
the driver, Christel M. Newman,
which she could not successfully
Newman, 37, of Tallahassee,
was arrested and charged with
driving under the influence and
taken to the Gulf County Jail.
Others Charged Last Week ..
*Tuesday. May 19--Julie E.
Balkom, 34. of Panama City
Beach. four counts of worthless
checks; John C. King. 29. of Port
St. Joe, outstanding Bay County
warrants for two counts of failure
to pay fines: and Estella Harris,
50, of Wewahitchka, disorderly
*Wednesday. May 20-Steve
Mayo, 42. of Wewahitchka, dri-
ving while license suspended or
revoked; Edna Marlene Mitchell,
21. of Wewahitchka, violation of
pre-trial release: Sean Chehardy.
33. of Port St. Joe. two counts of
violation of probation; and Andric
Corker, 26, of Port St. Joe, worth-
Arrested dn Capias
Willie George Massinger, 55,'
of Port St. Joe, was arrested on a'
capias issued by the Gulf County
judge on May 18th 'at approxf-
mately 11:10 p.m. by Officer
Russell Burch, who .delivered him
to the Gulf County Jail.
Violates Probation; Picked Up,
Joel Britt, 41, of Wewahitch-,
ka, was arrested on May 19th at
approximately 4:25 p.m. on a
warrant for violation of probation
:for sale of cocaine. Britt was
arrested by Officer Chris Teeter
on Third Street in Port St. Joe and
transported to the Gulf County'
Can You Solve This Burglary?
On May 16, Officer Chris
Tramel responded to a burglary
that had occurred earlier in the
day. According to a report submit-:
ted 'by the officer, sometime
between 2:00 and 8:00 a.m.,
someone burglarized a residence'
situated at 300 Avenue C.
Anyone with information in
reference to this case is asked by
the Port St. Joe Police
Department to' please call 229-
Semi "Fender Bender"
On May 20. at approximately
1:43 p.m. Officer James Stephens
arrived at the entrance of the
wood yard at Florida Coast Paper
Company in reference to a call
reporting a crash.
According to the report sub-
mitted by Stephens, a semi-
truck, being operated by Cecil R.
Ward, was parked.
A, semi-truck. operated by
Ronald J. Mesick, entered the
area and while attempting to pass
by Ward's truck cut too close,
thus striking the parked truck.
The mishap resulted in
approximately 81,100 In damage
to Mesick's vehicle and apprbxi-
mately S2,000 In damage to
Ward's. No injuries were reported.
Habitual Violator Charged
On Tuesday, May 26. Officer
Glen Norris stopped Kelvin
Recardo Rouse, 37, of Port St.
Joe, for a minor traffic violation.
Rouse could not produce a dri-
ver's license, and closer examina-
tion revealed that his license had
been suspended six times.
Operation Thunder Road
The Port St. Joe Police
Department recently participated
In a two day intensified effort to
detect and apprehend various
The P.S.J.P.D. joined over 100
other agencies in the largest
statewide multi-agency operalon
In the nation. Almost 4,000
arrests were made statewide, with
an array of seizures of drugs, cur-
rency, firearms and vehicles.
*Thursday. May 21-Allen
O'Bryan, 18, of Wewahitchka,
aggravated assault; John E.
Hudson. 27, of Port St. Joe, viola-
tion of probation; and John D.
Shannon, 43, of Orlando. viola-
tion of probation.
*Frida_ May 22-Bobby Gene
Pelt. 60. of Port St. Joe. battery.
eSaturday. May 23-Pasha
Evans, 42, of Port St. Joe, two
counts of violation of probation.
KeSley Questions Editor's Objectivity
S (rom P'age 2)
me there's a difference
I praise :God during this
Memorial week Tor men like Chuck
I looked into those eyes and I
saw the quiet determination of
Valley Forge, I saw the unfailing
resolve of the Alamro on the night
before when they knew.. .. help
was not coming, I saw wave after
wave of Pickett's men charging
across. that Pennsylvania soil, I
saw farm boys hunkered behind
trees in the Argonne Forest. I saw
the kinship with another.group of
American war prisoners ..... these
were on a death march across the
Bataan peninsula in one more far
My five minutes were up.
"It was certainly nice to meet
you," he had turned those eyes
back to me as he extended his
"Sir, it's an honor for me." I
have never made a statement with
more conviction or true feelings.
.Chuck Rice didn't miss my
sincerity but he waved it off in a
shy, unassuming, almost embar-
rassed manner, "You're too kind."
Yeah, right, I'm too kind? I've
done nothing but enjoy the fruits.
I've done nothing but enjoy the
Dear Mr. Ramsey:
This letter is in response to
last week's headline ". Traylor
Downloads on Taunton." I have
traveled the world, read many
newspapers and publications,
and still marvel at how differently
your news coverage is from other
news sources.; Maybe I am naive,
but t honestly believe that .objec-
tivity in reporting is the ,omer-
stone of truly respected press..
Your accounts of, the events
were indeed 1op-sided. I wonder
just how many folks reading, your
paper really understood what had
transpired prior to the DC&B
(David Carl & Billy) show., :
You failed to mention that Ms.
Marion Hough clearly and articu-
lately portrayed land ownership
for both Castlewood Lane, and the
adjoining property owners. She
went. into thorough detail with
deeds. and tax documents, and
concluded that Castlewood Lane
is still private property today. Yet,
not one word of her presentation
Later, retired Judge Taunton
displayed large maps dated 1993
and 1997, the earlier map show-
ing no road whatsoever, and the
later map depicting newly paved
Castlewood Lane. The judge pro-
vided public documents that
showed Castlewood Lane as a pri-
vate road. These included Gulf
County Road Department
records, minutes from official
commission board meetings, and
Yet, the DC&B counter
response was to "go to the admin-
Istrator's office and look at the
1989 map." I doubt that any
informed reader -even questions
whether or not a road, pig trail,, or
deer trail existed In 1989. In fact,
who really cares? If this map was
overly compelling, then why not
have it at the meeting for all to
Perhaps you could have taken
a picture of it instead of whatever
map was printed on. the front
page. of your paper. Objective
reporting tells both sides of the
story, and "does not lean to the
side of your larger advertisers.
Another, thought occurs to
me. If Castlewood Lane were a
public road since 1989, taxpayers
would like to see an invoice from
the Gulf County Road Depart-
ment for repayment of eight (8)
years of roadway maintenance
,into private property. Either way
you sit on this fence, it was clear-
I believe that one of the fol-
lowing headlines would have been
more appropriate "Public Road
is Maintained into Private Field,"
or "Private Road is Paved."'
Objectivity, Mr. Ramsey, is what I
look for -when reading the news.
He held up court documents
showing George Gaskin had actu-
ally loaned $480 against 40 acres
ofqland and 28 head of cows for a
l" an period of one year in 1922.
Rish said Gaskin did not foreclose
on the personal loan until 1927
and at that time only took the 40
acres of land. Wewahitchka State;
Bank was not;. chartered until
Other documents were pro-
duced showing where Taunton
had himself foreclosed on bus-
ness transactions he had made
with other 'individuals.
*Rish .also presented a file
copy of a letter written to St.
Joseph Land and Development
requesting additional right-of-way
for County Road 5. The county
received no response to the letter.
*He furnished documents
showing Taunton had initiated a
1994 FDLE Investigation into
county rdad paving. The, FDLE
found all egations to be
*He further read excerpts
from a 1976 Grand Jury report
and from a Florida Judicial
Qualification Commission hearing
chastising Taunton for his
actions, finding him guilty of five
counts of misconduct, and recom-
mending he be removed from the
*Rish said, "I can't under-
stand why he (Taunton) does
this." He then stated he found
documents that might explain It.
Circuit Judge Robert L.
McCrary ordered Taunton to see a
psychiatrist. In the psychiatrist's
report, it states .... "think he pre-
sents the profile of a paranoid
state and distorts the circum-
stances" .... "however he is sin-
cere and believes everything he
says," Rish read.
Rish apologized to the board
for having to use the commission,
meeting for this purpose. He stat-
ed that as good as prevailed over
evil in those past allegations, he
knew it would again in 1998.
Taunton Addresses Board
David Taunton addressed the
board later in the meeting. He had
no response to Rish's statements.
saying. "I'll let you believe whatev-
er you want to believe."
He then continued his case
against Castlewood Lane being
considered a county road, point-
Ing out board discussions from
previous meetings and county
maintenance records to support
Taunton also produced two
aerial maps (1997/1993) sayinrig
no road is shown' on the older
Following Taunton's presen-
tation. Commissioner Stanley
made a ,motion that the board
agree Castlewood Lane is not a
Help round-up the following
notorious Household Hazardous Wastes
And gang members Fuel, Batteries, Antifreeze, Lead
Arsenic, Silver, Cleaners, Fluorescent Lamps,
Mercury Containing Devices, Pesticides,
(and other pollutants).
If you find these villains hiding out in your home
round them up and bring them in.
Gulf County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
May 30 Gulf County Courthouse
9 AM 3 PM Eastern Time
Not accepted: Pressurized cylinders, explosives, biohazardous or radioactive materials.
Put Hazardous Waste in its place. Keep Gulf County Beautiful!
For more information, please call the Gulf County Solid Waste Department at 850-227-3696
3k May 14. 21 amd 28
OIL. .. .
(From Page 1)
county road and clearly falls to
meet the necessary requirements.
Board chairman Yeager asked
attorney Tim McFarland for his
opinion on the road's ownership.
McFarland stated his position has
not changed and, according to his
research, Castlewood Land is a
The motion failed with a 2-2
tie vote. Commissioner Traylor
abstained, Knox and Yeager
opposed, and Stanley and Peters
supported the motion.
New Health Department Site
Doug Kent, Gulf County
Health Department Director.,
stood by his Ward Ridge site rec-
ommendation for the construction
of the county's new health depart-
Gulf County has received
$800,000 to begin building a new
health department and antici-
pates receiving another $1.2 mil-
lion in next year's state budget
At the board's last meeting,
Kent suggested a three acre site
in Ward Ridge as his number one
choice for locating the new facili-
ty. Commissioner Nathan Peters,
Jr. then suggested they hold a
workshop on the site selection.
Peters objected to the Ward
Ridge site, stating one of the two
locations near the courthouse
complex could be much more
convenient to Port St. Joe. resi-
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Call or come by today and
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PACE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAY 28, 1998
A Note of Thanks
Godfrey & Yeager United in Holy Matrimony What starNted out to be a typ
cal Wednesday morning nearly
W dlIn traded for Melisu a any
In the beautiful sanctuary of
the First Baptist Church of Port
St. Joe, at 6:00, on the evening of
March 13, the family and friends
of Brigette Godfrey and Ryan
Yeager witnessed their vows of
Parents of the couple are Mr.
and Mrs. Rick Godfrey and Mr.;
and Mrs. Warren Yeager, Jr. all of
Port St. Joe. Rev. David Fernan-
dez performed the ceremony.
Charlotte Pierce directed the wed-
The natural beauty of the
sanctuary was enhanced by ar-
rangements,, designed by the
groom's, uncle, Tim Ard, of many
spring-colored roses, daisies, al-
stromeria, liatris, and baby's
Traditional wedding music
was presented by Edwena Law-
rence. Lisa Keels sang, "There Is
Love" as the groom's mother and
father and the bride's mother and
father entered into the sanctuary.
Each in turn Ult one of three can-
dles representing unity.
Cheyenne Edwards, the ,
bride's sister,: served. as her ma-
tron of honor, and Meredith God-
frey, the bride's sister, served as
maid of honor. Kelli Combs, the
sister of the groom, Kristi Law-
rence, and Heather Fields were
Warren Yeager served as his
son's best man. Usher-'
groomsmen were Buck Fernah-
dez, Robert Combs, the brother-
in-law of the groom, Charlie Lan-
ford, and Jeff Player.
The bride entered the sanctu-
ary on the arm of her father. She
was In a lovely off-white colored
gown of Italian satin, with a bod-'
ice of seed pearls and sequins en-
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel E. Ward
of Panama City would like to an-
nounce final plans for the forth-
coming marriage of their daugh-
ter, Michelle Ann Tapia, to
William Brian Cathey, the son of
Mr. and Mrs. William Allen Ca-
they of Mexico Beach.
'The wedding will be held on
May 30 at' 2:00 p.m., CT, at the
First Baptist Church of Mexico
Beach, with a reception following'
at the Driftwood Inn at Mexico
Beach. All friends and family are
Invited to attend both the wed-
ding and the reception.
hancing the halter-style neckline.
The waistline was accented
with an appealing bow at the
back covered in seed pearls, and
flowing from the back of her gown
was a graceful cathedral train.
Her elbow length veil of illusion
fell softly from a cluster of off-
white satin rosettes. She carried
a bouquet of spring-colored roses
and baby's breath with green tree
fern to complement her gown.
Following the exchange of the
wedding vows, the song "Endless
Love," a long-time favorite of the
couple, was sung by Lisa Keels
and Tim Ard.
While lighting the unity can-
dle, Lisa Keels sang "The Lord's
Following the ceremony, the
wedding celebration guests were
invited to a reception in the
church fellowship hall.
The cake table provided a
lovely focal point for the ,room.
The traditional cutting of the cake
was done by the couple. .
Alyson Williams and DeAnn
Redmond, friends of the bride
and groom, cut and served the
, cake to the guests. ,
Serving punch 'was Leigh
Lawrence, and serving the
groom's cake was Missy Nobles,
both friends of the bride and
The reception was directed by
Linda Wood and Ann Whittle.
Graciously assisting were
Diane Thursby, Tina Peiffer.
Elaine Barnes, Traci Pelffer, Ada
McLawhon, Catherine Godwin,
Paula Wood, Desda Fields. and
special assistance came from Un-
cle puddy Wood.
After honeymooning in 'Sar-
destin, the couple is now residing
in Panama City.
The bride was honored at a
bridesmaids' luncheon on March
13 at the Gibson Inn in Apalachi-
cola. Hosting the lovely luncheon
were Jackie Quarles, Ann Rob-
erts, Dawne Ford, and Vivian
The bride was honored at a
lovely wedding shower,' decorated
beautifully by Ann Whittle and
Ann Strait, at the First Baptist
Church The event was hosted by
Pam Lawrence. Janie Adldson.
Carol Faison. Tina Peiffer, DeEtta
Smallwood, Linda Grimn. Desda
Fields. Elsie Bowman, Marie Da-
vis, Louise Parker, Jan Nobles,
and Charlotte Pierce.
Kristi Lawrence Elected Phi Mu
President at Troy State University
The Kappa Gamma Chapter
of Phi Mu at Troy State University
recently held its 1998 officer elec-
tions. The newly elected president
Mitchell Coy Burke
Look Who's One!
Colt Walker McInnis
Colt is Three!
Colt Walker Mcinnis, the son
of Gordon and Sherri Mclnnis ,
was three years old on May 6. He
celebrated his third birthday on
May 9 with a "Baseball Bamey"
party at his home. Many friends
and relatives helped him cele-
' brate his special day.
'Mitchell Coy Burke, the son
of Mitch and Sabrina Burke of
Tallahassee, recently celebrated
his first birthday at the'Discoyery
Zone in Tallahassee. Helping himi
celebrate his special day were' his
big brothers, Austin and Andrew,
and lots of friends and family.
Everyone had a fun time.
He is the grandson of Wynell
Burke and the. late James W.
Burke of Port St. Joe and Eve-
Anne and Warren Wall of Gran-
Mr. and Mrs. Carry McNeel
would like to announce the en-
gagement and approaching mar-
riage of their daughter. Kresta
Heather, to Mark Wayne New-
some of Tallahassee.
The bride Is a 1994 graduate
of Godby High School and previ-
ously served in the U.S. Navy.
The groom is.a 1988 graduate
of Marianna High School. He re-
ceived his A.A. degree'in fine arts
from Chipola Jr. College. He is
the 'son of Clyde Newsome and:
Ms. Sonya Lipham.
A December 5th .wedding, at
Willow Pond Lodge In' Monticello,
has been planned.
To Be Wed
Ashton Davis is proud to an-
nounce the forthcoming marriage
of her mother. Elizabeth Sanchez,
to her father, David Davis. The
ceremony will take place at the
Beach Baptist Chapel on St Joe
Beach on Saturday, June 6, at
11-00 a.m. There will be a recep-
tion Immediately following the ex-
change of vows in the fellowship
hall. All friends and relatives are
invited to attend.
Logan Donald Smith
Logan Is One!
Logan Donald Smith turno3
one year old on April 15. His first
birthday party was celebrated at
his home with family and friends.
He is the son of Jonathan
and Becky Smith of Tallahassee.
His grandparents are Donald and
Elizabeth Keith of Greenwood,
Judy Whitfield of Tallahassee,
and Tommy Smith of St. Joe
Note of Thanks
Pam Nobles Dance Studio
would like to thank the following
POPS Club members for their
help in the concession stand and
backstage during our dance reci-,
Rachel Perrin, Alida'ChrisUte,
Brooks Adklson, Nicole Smith,
Jennifer Craig, Clay Smallwood.
and Brett Parker.
287 Plantation Drive $114,900
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for the 1998 term is KrisUt
Phi Mu Fraternity was found-
ed in 1852 at Wesleyan College in
Macon, Georgia. Phi Mu is the
Second oldest sorority for college
women In the world.
S Lwrence has been a Student
'Godvernment Senator ahnd serVed
'as Phi Mu Panhellenic Delegate
prior to being elected president.
She has also held the position as
a Troy State Baseball Diamond
Dear. Additionally, she was
recently inducted into the Order
Lawrence is currently a junior
at Troy State majoring in social
science education. She is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve
Lawrence and a 1996 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School.
Lee and Debbie Fontaine
proudly announce the birth of
their daughter. Bailee Elizabeth,
who was born on May 12 at Bay
Medical Center. She weighed four
pounds and 5 1/2 ounces.
Her proud grandparents are
Gene and Cefline Fowler of Port
St. Joe and Joe and Betty Fon-
taine of Mexico Beach.
enaea ui a wy ivirubbu e gau
I. Last Wednesday morning while
driving to Port St. Joe to work
and school, our vehicle struck a
chip truck which pulled into our
path at the intersection of High-
way 71 and Industrial Road.
Without a doubt, God shield-
ed us during the accident. Almost
immediately people were by our
side to help us. Special thanks to
the ambulance personnel, John
and Jeannie, who responded so
quickly to the call, and to all
those who assisted us at the site.
Thanks to theemergency room
personnel at the hospital, and
friends and family who took spe-
cial care of Melissa in the emer-
gency room when I could not.
Words cannot. .express what
that meant to me to 'those who
brought food to our home, and
those who called and visited, we
are forever thankful, Most of all,
thank you for your prayers.
Thankfully,: Meltssa and I are
both on the me-d. Once again I
have been reminded of how
blessed we are to live in a com-
munity such as ours.
Forever gratefi l,
Bruce, Wanda, & Melissa Nixon
Yarn, Fabric, Notions Christian Supplies
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To: Patients of Joseph P Hendrix, M.D.
Effective April 23, 1998, Joseph P. Hendrix,
M.D., closed the medical clinic. His staff will
be in the office until May 29, 1998. Please call
or come by as soon as possible for your files.
Dr. Gary CGorman
Cathie Ake, tNISw ;LCSIV
anniounice the opeI'tig (of their private
p~ractice ill GuLf COLInty1
For appointments call:
Furniture, and Accessories ..
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Tues.- Sat., .
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check out our weekly specials. Or sit down with your favorite coffee,
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'"HE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAY 28, 1998 PAGE 5A
New Club Officers Installed at
Wewahitchka Woman's Club Banquet
It's A Boy for the Ramseys
MaKayla lmsey would like to announce .the -arrival of ,e*Fpaby
brother, William Howard Ramsey ll. Will was born May 21, at 3: F .m.
at Bay MedicalrCenter, weighing in at nine pound ,t three ounces. t.fi 21.
Inches in length. .
Proud parents are Melissa and Bill Ramsey of Port St:5 Joe.'
Grandparents are -Mavis and Fumio Hirahara of Carson City, Nevada.'
John Aguras and Rita Thomas of Salinas, California. and Willie and
Shirley Ramsey of Port St. Joe. His great grandparents are Robert
Cantley. Sr. of Wewahitchka, Henry and Lena. Butts, and Wesley and
Frenchie Ramsey, all of Port St. Joe.
Daniels Wins Pageant
Ebonee M. Daniels
Ebonee M. Daniels was re-
cently crowned Miss Bud of
Spring 1998. On April 26, Daniels
competed in the pageant along
with 16 talented girls from the
Big Bend area.
In addition to being crowned
Miss Bud of Spring (for which she
received a $1,400 educational
scholarship), she won the talent
PSJHS Class of
The members of the Port. St.
Joe High School class of 1958 are
aplannirrg" a class retinioh folrthis
,year. All class.pemb.rs.ar-e-lnrvit-:-,
S lied and encouraged 'r"t attend' an'
organizational meeting which will
,be held on Thursday evening,
June 4. at the St. Joe Furniture
Company, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Please plan to attend. They
need your help. All out-of-town
class mates are asked to send
them their present addresses and
phonq numbers by calling (850)
227-1251 or Sy writing P.O. Box
849, Port St. ,oe. FL 32457.
BID -NO. 9798:14
The Gulf Cdunrt Board of Couny CmmiTunssioner--
'Ull receive -eald'bld.s from ari person company, ,
or corporation inrerested in providing linar.cing for
1973 Mack Fire Truck t30.000.00
5 annual paymn-,ent a ith first payment due 5-1-99
Any questions regarding this bid -hould be.direct-
ed'Io Chief Administrators office. 1000 51if Streer.
PortLS. Joe. Flonda 324526; 1850) 229-6111
Dellier Date musr bepeculed '
Ljtuidcated damages for failure to deliver urit on
specafled date Bill be -et a S25 00 per ocay
Please umdic ae on envelope that dhis a ,ealed bid
the bid number and hat the bid is, For
Bids will be reitened unul Tue-da.. June 9. 1996
5 00 p m. E T. 31at te Ollc- of mne Clerk of Court.
1000 5th Sneet Ponrt St Joe Florida 32456 Thi,
Board re-enres the night to reject any and all build
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF
Warren J Yealer Jr Chsairman
/s/ Benny C Lister Clerk
2tc. May 26 and June 4. 199A
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the-
Board of Countm Corrnirs'.iner- ol Gull Count)
Florida. at IL. meeuing on ruewdad,. June 9, 19'8m
at 6 00 o'clock p m EDST in the County
Commlsslor, Meeutin Room at the Gulf Count-y
Courthou-e Port St Joe Fl.,rida. will hiae a first
reading and consider an Orainance with the fol-
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GULF
COUNTY. FLORIDA. ADOPTING THE COM-
PREHENSIVE PLAN EVALUATION AND
APPRAISAL REPORT OF GULF COUNTY.
FLORIDA. WHICH EVALUATES FUTURE
LAND USE. PUBLIC FACILITIES. AND
PROMOTES PROTECTION OF NATURAL
RESOURCES PURSUANT TO THE LOCAL
GOVERNMENT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN-
NING AND LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULA-
TION ACT. INCLUDING A FUTURE LAND
USE ELEMENT: TRAFFIC CIRCULATION
S ELEMENT: HOUSING ELEMENT: SANI-
TARY SEWER, SOLID WASTE. DRAINAGE.
POTABLE WATER. AND NATURAL
GROUNDWATER AQUIFER RECHARGE
ELEMENT; COASTAL MANAGEMENT ELE.
C MENT: CONSERVATION ELEMENT;
RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE ELE-
S MENT: INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDI-
' NATION ELEMENT, AND CAPITAL
IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENT: PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY: AND PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
and at Ii meieung on Tue;-,ay. June 23. 19986 at
600 o clock p m EDST min the Count.
ComnalAlorl Meetung Rom at the Gulf' Courm,
Counrthouse. Port St Joe Flond. aill c ,-nsider ior
final adopuon the above nmenuoned ordinance
All interested parties are invited to attend
and be heard. Copies of said Ordinance are on file.
at the office of the Circuit Court Clerk and may be
inspected by the public during normal working
BOARD OF COUN-TY COMMISSIONERS
OF GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
By Warrer, earger. Jr
ATTEST: Bennie Lister
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Itc, May 28, 1998.
portion of e pageant by singing
'The Greatest Love of All" by.
Whitney Houston. She also was,
voted Ms.. Congeniality and, won
first place In the scrapbook corn-,'
petition. The pageant was spon-
sored by Sigma Gamma Rhp So-
The new Miss Bud of Spring
i Is the daughter of Brenda J. Dan-
iels' of Tallahassee and Chirles
Beachum of Port St. Joe. Her.ma-
ternal grandmother is Dorothy L.
Daniels, and' her paternal grand-
mother is Ella Gainer, both of
Port St. Joe.
Miss Daniels--is an -eighth
grader at Florida State University
(Florida High), sings In the school
chorus, and is a JV cheerleader..
She attends Tabernacle M.B.
Church where she is an active,
member of the youth department,
Sunday school, and youth choir.
Faison and Price
Joyce Falson and 'Jacque
Price represented the Gulf County
Retired Educators Association at
the annual Assembly and C6n-
vention of the, Florida Retired Ed-
. Jcatos.-,Assodiati.on,,, which was
held at the Grand Hqtel in Pensa-
*'6colaFo6RhT'3"'Tt i5. .
Speakers at the three general
assemblies included Tom Hem-
don, Director of the State Board,
of Administration, Andy McMul-
ilan. Division of Retirement, and-
Frank Brogran, Florida Comml-
sioner of Education.
The Gulf County unit was
recognized with a,, Gold Medal
Award for' Its participation In and
support for the F.R.E.A.'s pro--
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that -the CIct
Coimnisslon of the City of Por St Joe. Florida. 3t
itr meerire on Tuesday. June 2. 1998 at 6"00
oclock p m EDST. in the regular Coumislon
meetings room at the Murciil Bu ldming Port Slt
Joe Flonda. ill have a firs reading and consider
an Ordin ance with the following ilde
..,ANiORb NANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT -
ST. JOE. I'LORIDA. ADOPTING THE COM-
PREHENSIVE PLAN EVALUATION AND
APPRAISAL', REPORT. OF THE CITY' OF
PORTST. JOE. FLORIDA. WHICH EVALU-
ATES FUTURE LAND USE. PUBLIC FACIL-
ITIES. AND PROMOTES PROTECTION OF
NATURAL RESOURCES PURSUANT TO
THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMPREHEN-
SIVE PLANNING AND- LAND DEVELOP.
MENT REGULATION, ACT. INCPUDI[NG A
FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT: TRAFFIC
CIRCULATION ELEMENT; HOUSING ELE-
MENT: SANITARY SEWER. SOLID WASTE.
DRAINAGE, POTABLE WATER. AND NAT-
URAL GROUNDWATER AQUIFER
RECHARGE ELEMENT: COASTAL MAN-
AGEMENT ELEMENT: CONSERVATION
ELEMENT; RECREATION AND: OPEN
SPACE ELEMENT: INTERGOVERNMENTAL
COORDINATION ELEMENT: AND CAPITAL
IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENT: PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY: AND PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
.ana at, rr meeting or.n Tuesa.v. June. 16., 998 at
600 clock p'm. EDST. in tlie regular
Commission meeung room at the Municipal
Buildin. Port St Joe. Florida. will consider for
irnal adopUon the aboae menuoned ordinance
afMl inteieied parties are Invited to attend
and D r heard Copiesof said Ordinance are or file
at iil- cl'fice of the Cim' Clerk ard may be Inpect-
ed bN the public 'during normal .workingiihoirs
CITY COMMISSION OF IET&'ciM
OF PORT ST JOE. FLORIDA
By Johnny Linito.n ...
Ma ,Or Comrun sioner
Artest Pauline Pcndajiv.
City Auditor,Clerk "
lic. May 28. 1998
Going Out of Business Sale
Larry's Bike Shop
116 Monumnent Ave.* 227-1342
Everything Must Go!
Bikes, parts, fixtures, etc.
Make offer, buy by the piece or
the whole inventory. Norea-
sonable offer refused. Shop
will permanently close on May.
29th, 1998. All articles left for
repair must be picked up by
-that date. I will not be respon-
sible for any items left after'
May 29th; 1998,. Thank you for
your patronage. 4tp 5/7
The Wewahitchka Woman's
Club annual banquet was held at
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative in
the conference room on May 12
at 6:00 p,m, ,
During the business meeting.
club president Ruth Hall thanked
the officers and members for their
hard work and support while she
was in office. She also announced
that she, placed a book in the
branch library.in honor of the of-
ficers who. served from 1996 to
1998. She also announced that
the winner of the Woman's Club
WHS Class of
The Wewahitchka High
School Class of 1968 is planning
a reunion on Saturday, July 1.
Anyone who would.like to join in
the festivities Is encouraged to at-
tend. This includes teachers, ad-
ministrators, and members of
other graduating classes.
Help Is needed hi locating the
following 'graduates: Larry Hodg-
es, -Rosie May Jackson. Glenda
Mulllnax, 'Eugene Rouse, Jr.,
George Whitfleld, Jesse Womack.
and Edna Wymes. .
If you have any information
on the above named people or
would like to attend the reunion,
please ,contact Carole Kelley at
639-2855 or s'eeJerry Gaskin at
Wewahltchka State Bank.
Jerry C. Gainous
Letter of Thanks
The family of Jerry C. Gain-
-oqs would like to extend our
warmest thanks and appreciaUon
to all of our family and friends
,that helped In oe-u time ofsorroQw.
a.We could not iave a better com-
munity of people, and your kind-
ness will not be forgotten. We.love
and will miss our papa' very
-David, Christie, Billy. Lo-
retta, Cheryl, Bobby, Joyce
Gainous, and nine granchldren
SBottlebrush, ea olive anque roses
Japanese magnolia, redbuI, dogwoods,
clepe myrlle, all c'olprs, hydrangea oak leaf
& regular French,.satsuma. orange: kumqual
& other citrus.takes low 20'1, hibiscus, plums,
mandivilla, bouganvilla, Ig. ,arIety ol land-
-scape plans including salt tolerant trees &
shrubs. Delivery available. ,
and treasurer-Betty Cudabec. .
The Unique Boutique donated
the door pnzes for the banquet:
Hazel Quick won a basket of Im-
ported coffees, and Feraldine
Greer received some ice cream
The president announced
that the District II Spring Work-
$500 Scholarship Award was
Madge Semmes was present-
ed'with a long-stemmed rose and
given the title of "Outstanding
Club Member of the Year" by
Also during the meeting, Car-
ol',Crisp, outgoing District II Di-
rector, conducted the installation
of' the club's officers for 1998 to
2000. Ms. Crisp entitled the cer-
e,' ony, "Flowers of Friendship."
aid she presented each officer
with a'scented candle.
The new officers are as fol-
loys:. president- Elaine Howell],
1et.'. vice-presldent-E. J. Keller.
2nd vice-president-Martha Lani-
er,. secretary-Maureen Mitchell,
shop would be held, on Saturdayi,
May 23, in Chipley. Dottle Taylor
reminded everyone to continue to
support the Ronald McDonald
House. The club has set up a
bank In Pitts Pharmacy and en-
courages everyone to make a con-
tribution and support the Ronald
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PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAY 28, 1998
Varied Recreational Opportunities
Are Available for Gulf County's Youth
Burger King has rescheduled its opening to June 3.
Order It "My Way"
Next Week in PSJ
It's taking a little bit longer to
renovate the new Burger King
restaurant (formerly Hardee's)
than originally, anticipated,
according to Brian Applefield.
president of Golden Apple
Management Company and new
owner of the local fast food
Applefield said the company's
new target date to open is next
Wednesday, June 3rd. He antici-
pates most of the major renova-
Victims Will M(
There will be an Alzheiner's
Support Group meeting on Mon-
day, June 1, at 5:00 p.m., ET, in
the Senior Citizens Center, locat-
ed next to the Costin Library in-
the court house complex. This
meeting is for family members
who provide care for a person
who has Alzhelmers or who has a
form of dementia.
There will be discussion con-
cerning programs which are help-
ful, problems people run into,
and services available in the com-
munity. They invite you to attend.
discuss your situation, air your
concerns, and ask questions.
You are Invited to bring your
loved one as a room will be avail-
able and a trained staff will care
for your loved ones while your at-
tend the meeting.
This program is co-sponsored
NAMI to Meet
The Gulf County branch of
the National Association for the
Mentally Ill will hold Its monthly
meeting at the First Baptist
Church of Port St. Joe In the fel-
.lowship hall on June 2 at 7:00
The group will be hearing a
presentation by Shandra Ryan
from the Center for Independent
Living. Anyone who is interested
is Invited and welcome to attend.
tion should be completed by that
Burger King will employ 45 to
50 people when it goes into oper-
ation next week. Those employees
are currently in training at Burger
King restaurants in the area.
A new fenced In playground
area is being constructed In front
of the business to provide both a
play area and eating site for
eet on Monday
by the Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens and the Bay St. Joseph Care
Center. For more Information,
please call 229-8466 and ask for
Jerry or Marion.
The Long-Term Care Om-
budsman Program is seeking vol-
unteers to serve as consumer
care advocates In District 2. Vol-
unteers will Investigate and help
resolve complaints about treat-
ment of nursing home residents.
The District 2 openings in-
elude Bay. Jackson, Washington,
Holmes, Gadsen, Madison,
Franklin. Gulf. Jefferson. and
Taylor counties. Volunteers must
be able to invest approximately
10 to 15 hours of their time each
month and must provide their
own transportation. Travel ex-,
penses will be reimbursed.
Orientation and training will
Also needed as volunteers are
physicians, nurses, pharmacists,
attorneys and consumer advo-
cates. Minorities and retirees are
encouraged to apply.
For more information, please
call (850) 413-9000 or (800) 622-
The youth of Gulf County will
have. a number of recreational op-
tions available to them this sum-
Port St. Joe
In Port St. Joe, activities have
been planned to take place at the
Stac House and Washington
Gym; these activities are spon-
sored by the City of Port SL Joe.
The Stac House will be open
from June 1 to July 24. It will be
open from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.,
for the first week and from 8:00
a.m. to 9:00' p.m. each week
thereafter. The Washington Gym
will be open from 11:00 a.m. to
7:00 p.m. Specific activities at.
these sites will be announced at a
later date. ,
Free lunch anid afternoon
snacks will be served at both 'lo6
cations. (Free lunches' and
snacks offered through the De-
partment of Education's Food
Program.) NOTE: The PSJ Ele-
mentary School Gym will not be
used this year due to the con-
struction taking place at Port St.
Joe High School and the PSJ
High programs being transferred
to the PSJES gym as a result of
th is, ...
Gulf County will be continu-
ing its Youth Summer Recreation
and Education Program this year.
The program is jointly sponsored
by the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners, Gulf
County School System. and the
Gulf County Cooperative Exten-
This program, will, be Imple-
mented In Wewahitchka for stu-
dents ages seven to 18. The cost
will be $5 per participant; this
will be used for Insurance, mate-
rials, and any miscellaneous
items or services the teams may
The activities planned for the
Wewa area are as follows:
*Boys basketball (June 1 to
June 29)-the coach/coordinator
will be Marty Russ, and all games
Walk For Life
On Friday, May 22. about
300 people gathered at Lake Alice
Park to participate in the Ameri-
can Cancer Society's Relay For
Life. During the event, over
$12,000 was raised for the A.C.S.
The relay began with a "survi-
vors walk," which was followed by.
by entertainment and refresh
ments for everyone.
A candle light service, held in
remembrance of cancer victims
everywhere, closed that day's ac-
tivities. Because the relay was to
continue the next day, 50 hearty
residents camped out throughout
During the event. The Tobac-
co-Free SWAT team, Students
Working Against Tobacco, collect-
ed signatures for a petition call-
ing for smoke-free dining. The
Walk For Life Relay began on Fri-
day at 6:00 p.m. and lasted until
12:00 noon on Saturday.
and practices will be held at the
Old Gymnasium. Students aged
eight to 11 will play from 10:00
a.m. until 12:00, and students
ages 12 through 18 will play from
2:00 to 5:00.
*Baseball-All activities will
take place at Wewahitchka High
School. Students ages 12 to 15
will be coached by Grant Grant-
ham, and will be held from 9:00
a.m. to 12:00 noon. Coaches,
times, and dates have yet to be
announced for ages seven to 11
and eight to 13'.
S *Softball (June 1 to July 29
& June. 4 to July 9)-The coach/
coordinator will be Charles Fort-
ner. Students ages II through 18
will play at Wewahitchka High
School from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00
on Mondays, Tuesdays. and
Wednesday. Games will be held
on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to
*Track and Field (June
through July)-The c/c will be
Jay Bidwell. and any student age
11 to 18 Is eligible to participate.
Where it will take place will be
announced at a later date.
eFootball (June I to June
29)-The c/c will be Grant Grant-
ham. Students ages 12 to 15 will
meet at Wewa High School on
Monday. Tuesday. and Wednes-
eCheerleading (July 20 to
July 22)-Kimn Whitfield will be :
the coach/coordinator for all
ages. Both Varsity and Junior
Varsity cheerleading camps will
be available. The places and
times have yet to be announced.
Help Out The
Take Home a Pet Today
Several animals are currently
available for adoption at the SLt.
Joseph Bay Humane Society.
These possible pets include 15
long-haired kittens, five grown
cats (four females and one male),
three bulldog puppies, one large
white bulldog which was picked
up in Wewahitchka wearing an
Army green collar (probably has
an owner somewhere), one chow
mix female (free. spayed, has
shots, and is house broken), and
nine other assorted dogs.
If you, your child, or a friend
is Interested in getting a pet.
please check at the Humane Soci-
ety first. For more information or
to adopt one of these pets, please,
call the Gulf County Sheriffs Of-
fice at 227-1115 or the St. Jo-
seph Bay Humane Society at 227-
W.LG. Board of
Directors to Meet
The Washington Improve-
ment Group Board of Directors
will meet on June 4 at 6:00 p.m.,
ET, at the Washington Improve-
ment Group Teen Center. All
members should plan to attend.
Participants in this program will
either be going to or instructors
will be coming from Gulf Coast
*Volleyball-This camp will
be featured, but no information is
currently available about it.
*Girls basketball (June 1 to
June 29)-Marty Russ and Jackie
M. Grant will be the coaches and
coordinators for the team. All stu-
dents, ages 12 to 18. will meet at
the Old Gymnasium from 12:00
to 2:00 p.m.
If planning to attend one of
these camps or for more informa-
tion, please contact one of the fol-
lowing before the starting date of'
the camp: the coaches at WHS at
639-2228: the Gulf County Coop-
erative Extension Service at 639-
3200; or the coach/coordinator
for that camp.
Gulf County's schools also
have programs planned for this
summer. Wewahltchka Elemen-
tary School will be holding a
Summer Reading Remediation for
third graders from 9:00 a.m. to
12:15 from June 8 to 30. NOTOE
This program is only for those
students who qualify for it. If
your child is eligible, you should
have already been notified
through the school.
Summer school at Wewa-
hitchka High School will begin on
Funeral services for Rochelle
Searcy Jackson. age 97, of Port
St. Joe, were held on Tuesday,
May 26, at 2:00 p.m., at Perry
Funeral Chapel in Ashburn,
Georgia, with burial following in
the Rose Hill Cemetery. Mrs.
Jackson died quietly Sunday in
Augusta, Georgia. after a long ill-
A native of Upson County,
Georgia. she was the daughter of
the late Henry E. and Callie
Brown Searcy, and the widow of
the late Ralph W. Jackson. She
was a retired secretary for the Ap-
alachicola Northern Railroad and
the SL Joseph Telephone Compa-
ny. Mrs. Jackson had been a resi-
dent of Port St. Joe since 1942.
and she lived in Sycamore, Geor-
gia, from 1991- to 1994. In 1994.
she moved to. Augusta, Georgia.
She was a member of the First
Baptist Church of Sycamore,
Survivors include her broth-
ers and sisters. Ben Searcy of El-
berton, Georgia, Henry E. Searcy,
Jr. of Tallahassee, Runette Robin-
son of Augusta, Georgia, and Ver-
na Owens of Miami; and a large
number of nephews and nieces.
The family has requested
that, in lieu of flowers, donations
be made to the North American
Mission Board at 4200 North
Point Parkway. Alpharetta, Geor-
June 1, starting at 7:30 a.m. A
variety of courses will be offered,
as needed, for both Jr. and Sr.
High. If a student needs to go to
summer school, he or she should
receive a letter stating this no lat-
er than May 30.
The first session of summer
school at Port St. Joe High School
will be held June 1 through 15,
from 7:30 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. The
second session will be held June
16 to 30. Each session will be
held at Port St. Joe Elementary
and will consist of a four-day
school week. Summer school at
PSJ Middle School will also begin
on June 1.
The Wewahitchka Senior Citi-
zens will be selling delicious taco
salads on June 5 from 11:00 a.m.
until 1:00 p.m. This dinner will.
consist of a large taco salad with
chips and iced tea. The cost will
be $3.50 each.
The senior citizens will be de-
livering to local businesses. All,
proceeds will be used to help pay
for the meal and transportation
programs. Please call 639-9910
to place an order or stop by the,
senior citizens center and pick
William Barney McCroan. 72.
of Port St. Joe, died Monday
morning. May 25, at his resi-
dence. Born in Marianna, he
moved here in 1947 from Grand
Ridge. He was a welder for St. Joe
Paper Company and retired from
there after 37 years of service.
He was protestant by faith, a
veteran of WWII and the Korean
Conflict, and a member of.the Lo-
cal Machinist Union #1435 as
well as its past president.
He was preceded in death by
his wife, Joan McKeithen Mc-
Croan. Mr. McCroan is survived
by four sons, Gene McCroan and'
wife. Donna, Gary McCroan and
friend, Janet, David McCroan and
wife, J. Lee and Phillip McCroan
and wife, Karen, all 'of Port St.
Joe; one brother, Herschel'
McCroan and wife, Carolyn, of,
Grand Ridge: one sister, Margie
Harris and husband, Charles, of
Cypress; one brother-in-law, Bill
McKeithen and wife. Beth. of Pan-
ama City; seven grandchildren,-
Ben, Rachel, Justin, Jesse, Ja-,
cob, Halev, and Faith. Funeral
services will be held on Thursday,
May 28, at 4:00 p.m. in the First
Baptist Church pf Port St. Joe
with Rev. Davidp Fernandez offi-
ciating. Interment will follow in
Holly Hills Cemetery.
All arrangements: are being
handled by Gilmore-Southerland
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reasons: first. food goes so beautiifully with
certain flowers and greenery And second.
there are some important do's and don't you
need to know.
There are many flowers you can safely
eat or use as a garnish, provided you grow
them yourself without pesticides or buy
them from a produce market. Flowers
purchased from a florist are almost certain
,to contain chemicals that have no business
coming in contact with food.
There's a difference between edible
flowers and nontoxic flowers used strictly
As a decoration, you can use any one of
the dozens of commonly available nontoxic .
plants to create a gorgeous cake, so long as
.*they are very clearly a garnish and not part of
the edible portion of the cake. Consider
baby's breath, callalilies, begonias, camellias,
lilacs, petunias, grape ivy and coleus. Your
local poison control center can give you a
complete list of nontoxic plants safe to use
Flowers are also great additions to chilled
soups, salads and other dishes. Edible flowers
can add an interesting taste component -
peppery nasturtiums and oniony chive
: blossoms come to mind. Violas and pansies
can imtpart a grape-like sweetness, and roses
tend to taste the way they smell: sweet and
Here's a list of other flowers considered
safe to eat: almond, apple, borage,
chamomile, lavender, lemon. lovage. mimosa,
orange, peach, plum and squash blossoms.
chrysanthemums, daisies, geraniums, jasmine,
lilacs, marigolds and violets.
Edible flowers can be more than
decorations: squash blossoms, for example.,
can be stuffed with a vanety of cheeses
(ricona works great) and deep-fried.
You can store well-wrapped flowers in the
refrigerator for up to a w reek.
Whether it's a fancy cake or a simple
salad, flowers can turn good food into a feast
for all the senses.
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Gulf Athletes Play In
Several Gulf County athletes went live for 1:
continued their athletic endeavors the state tourn
in 'the Florida Junior College Cameron
Athletic Association State Base- Baxter and T
ball and Softball Tournaments. were all memb
Gena Johnson and Alyson Indians baseba
Williams were both members of. fourth in the Ji
the Gulf Coast Lady Commodores' Tournament.
State Championship softball Likely hit .
team. The Lady Commodores bles, one triple,
went on to place -third in the RBI, and sto
Junior : College National Chipola.
Tournament this past week, Baxter had
Johnson, a: freshman, was. a
reserve infielder, while the sopho- ---
more, Williams, was a reserve -""'
Ryan Yeager, a freshman, was iE
the starting left fielder for the Gulf
Coast baseball team, which -
placed.third in,.the .state tourna-
menti. Yeager hit .261 with 23 RBI
and a grand slam home run, and
3 with four RBI in
ers of the Chipolar
11 team that placed
munior College State
31i1 with six dou-
one home run, 1.6
le 24 bases, for
four doubles, two
home runs, 14 RBI, and collected
six hits in the state tournament.
McLemore had a record of 5-2
on the mound for the Indians,
with three saves, a 4.19 ERA and
38 strike-outs in his 53 2/3
innings on the mound.,
Amanda Davis was the catch-
er for the Chipola Lady Indians'
softball team. The Lady Indians
did not make the Panhandle
Recently, the boys varsity
and Junior varsity basketball
teams met in the Port St. Joe
High School. commons area for
their annual awards banquet.
State Representative Jamey West-.
brook was the guest speaker, he
talked to the students about how
discipline and opportunity go
An award was presented to
the varsity cheerleaders by Laurel
Riley, and Denise Williams pre-.
sented one to the Jr. varsity
cheerleaders: Vernon Eppinette
presented awards to .the varsity
basketball team. The Jr. varsity
basketball team received awards
from Kenny Parker, and Chuck,
Gannon presented academic
JVix4 basketball .cerUficates
were given:' to_,,Olayy Smallwood,'
Lance Larry, Seneca Chambers,
Dexter Gant. Kyron Bailey, and
Varsity award winners were
Kyle Adkison. James Daniels,
Rod Chambers, Mosi Quinn, Ty-
sorn Pittman, Jeremy Dixon,
dents who walk to the health
department to receive service.
Kent stated costs to prepare
and build infrastructure at either
of the courthouse sites would
more than offset the cost of land
at the Ward Ridge site.
Peters said by far the majori-'
ty of the people at the workshop
supported one of the courthouse.
-"I think It (the-Ward Ridge
site) would be a disaster for the
people of North Port St. Joe,"
Peters said. '
Commissioners Traylor, Knox
and Yeager supported the Ward
Ridge site, while Commissioners
Stanley and Peters supported the
courthouse site on a 3-2 vote.
Saul's Creek Road
Commissioners decided to
further review the county's
options for repairing damage to
the Saul's Creek Road from recent
floods in the area.
Director Larry Wells spelled out to
the board that FEMA estimates
show a cost of 8362.539 to repair
the road, most of which would be
paid for by FEMA.
Board members remain con-
cerned that additional' heavy
hauling on the Doc Whitfield Road
might further damage a roadway,
that is already in need of resur-
facing. Furthermore. FEMA won't
guarantee funds to help repair
thatroadway if it is further dam-
Board members agreed to fur-
ther discuss' the Issue before
determining what course of action
The Mexico Beach Police'
Department will host a commu-
nity meeting, to which all citizens
are urged to attend, on Thursday,
May 28th, beginning at 7:00 p.m.,
CT., The ,meeting will be held at
the Civic Center, located behind
the Mexico Beach Grocery. It will
be conducted to organize a
Neighborhood Watch Program.
Refreshments will be served.
Kelon McNair, Kedrick Lany,'Ti
maine Lewis, Darius Chamber
Travis Jenkins, Clay Smalllwoo
Kyrbn" Bailey, Lance Larry, -a
Special plaques were given-
Jennifer Gaddis, video tech
clan, and to managers Jermai
Peterson;, Ahmad Skanes, : a
Basketball 'plaques were gi
en' toi' Tyson ; Pittman-Sha
MVP, All-State, Touriney MV
and All-Big Bend; James- Da
iels-Offlense Award, All-Stai
All-Big Bend, and All-Tourne
Kelon McNair-Defense Awai
Jeremy Dixon-Most Improved
and Kyle Adkison and'Daril
Chambers both received the Pri
of the Sharks Award. l
&._ Coach Epplnette closed t
program saying, "I want to thai
each and every person who h
helped make our basketball pr
gram what it is. A special than
to those individuals and organ i2
tions who have donated thi
time and money to our sta
James Daniels (9) quarterbacks the Sharks against the Gators in last Friday's jamboree
Gators and Sharks In Jamboree
The Port St. Joe Sharks and
Wewahitchka Gators participated
in a four-team Spring Jamboree
this past.Friday night in Quincy.
'Port St. Joe outscored
Wewahitchka 12-0 in the first
quarter of Friday's game.
Quarterback James Daniels hit
Rod Chambers for 20 yards and
to It's not too late to6 enter the
upcoming Florida Championship
Flathead Catfish Tournament!
The, 24-hour tournament will be
held.' May 29 through. 30 on the:
Apalachicola., River in Blount-
S ?" The Individual that breaks
s the state record will: take home a
new four wheel drive truck valued
at approximately $30,000 along
S with a new boat, motor and trail-"
Ser worth an estimated $8,000.
(Shbuld the record be broken
re-' more than once during the tour-
rs, nament, the grand prize will go to
d,'* the individual that ,holds the
nd record at the end of the tourna-
to Several cash prizes will be
ni- awarded for the largest to- the
ne smallest fish, 'and, Suzuki will
nd: award an additional $1,000 to the
first place winner and $250 to the
second through fifth place win-
--- (From Page 3)'
In Other Business
Agreed to hold a workshop
with the City of Port St. Joe con-
cerning expansion of sewer ser-
vice to areas of the county.
*Agreed to advertise for a
public hearing for the adoption of
the county's EAR report.
iDecided to hold a workshop
June 9th at 5:00 p.m. to discuss
the implementation of a county
bed tax, as requested by Commis-
sioner Tommy Knox.
To Meet on Mon.
The Republican Party of Gulf
County will be meeting at 7:30
p.m., ET, 'on Monday, June 1, at
the Gulf County Public Ubraiy.
All persons Interested in the Re-
publican Party are invited to at-
tend this meeting.'
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the Sharks' first touchdown.
Jim Faison broke for a 20
yard touchdown run later in the
first quarter:to give Port St. Joe a
12-0 lead. Both extra point
attempts were no good,'
Quarterback Bradley Shavers
scored on a quarterback sneak for
Wewahitchka's only touchdown of
the night. The Gators beat R. F.
Munroe 6-0 in the second quarter.
Port St. Joe also knocked off
R. F. Munroe 6-0 in the third
quarter of Friday night's jam-
boree. James Daniels threw a 30
.yard touchdown pass to Rod
Chambers for the Sharks' only
score of.the quarter.
ners if they are fishing with a Su-
zuki motor. Plus, numerous prize
drawings for items ranging from
Gator Football tickets to dinner
cruise certificates will be awarded
during the drawing after the tour-
The event is sponsored by the
Blountstown Rotary Club and all
proceeds go to local scholarships.
Entry fee is $45 per person, and
the first 300 registrants will re-
ceive 10 free bream for bait fish.
To receive an application, call the;
Calhoun County Chamber of
Commerce at (850) 674-4519 or
stop by Hopkins Pontiac or R&D
Bait and Tackle in Blountstown,;,
City of Port St. Joe
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ferred to the gym.
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL e THtMSDAV- MAY 28. 1998
PSJ Dixie Sets All Star Day Saturday
Port St. Joe Dixie Baseball
will bring the 1998 regular season
to a close this Saturday, May
30th, on the Major League field at
the Tenth Street complex. The
league's officers invite everyone to
join in the day's event as they rec-
ognize all 255 players who partic-
ipated in this baseball season.
A brief opening welcome,
prayer and National Anthem will
begin the day at 9:45. On tap first
will be an exhibition game high-
lighting all the tee ballers, who
made Up the four teams in that
league. Anyone who's not wit-
nessed this sport is sure to enjoy
Following the game, the Tee
Ball and Coach Pitch League
sponsors will be introduced and
presented an appreciation award.
Each sponsor representative w11l
assist in presenting their team's
players with trophies to
remember the year's accomplish-
ments. Afterward, at approxi-
mately noon, the All Stars select-
ed by the coach pitch teams 'will
meet on the diamond for an hour-
The next action on the field,
beginning at 1:00 p.m., will fea-
ture a two hour game between the
All Stars selected from the Minor
League. As they, and each of the
various leagues' All Stars, are
introduced they will be presented
medallions to signify the honor,
At 3:00, the sponsors, players
and coaches of the Minor, Major
and Dixie Boys Leagues will be
brought onto the field and pre-
sented awards of thanks and par-
The introduction of the four
league championship teams will
also be incorporated in the day's
events. They Include Arizona
Chemical in the Coach Pitch
League, Legal Lasers in the Minor
League, Florida Coast Paper Co.
in the Major League, and Piggly
Wiggly in the Dixie Boys League.
The day will continue and
conclude with exhibition All Star
games of the Major League at
4:15, and the Dixie Boys League
at 7:00. Due to the hitting depth
of the Dixie Boys players, specta-
tors will be directed to their field
adjacent to Shark Stadium to
watch this great game of baseball.
As always, hot dogs, ham-
burgers, ice cold Pepsi products,
popcorn, candy, and other treats
will be available to make your day
even more enjoyable. Go out and
support these young athletes and
have a fun day!
Wewa's Dixie Youth
Banquet on May 30
The officers of Wewahitchka and girls' Softball Leagues.
Dixie Youth BaseballLeague have In this portion of the banquet,
announced plans for their annual the officers will present participa-
end of the season banquet to be tion. trophies to all the teams'
held on May 30th. members and coaches. Addition-
The league's teams from tee ally, they will award trophies to
ball through Dixie Boys will gath- players who have been selected to
er this Saturday in Lake Alice comprise the league's post-season
Park for an afternoon of player all star tournament teams.
recognition, awards, and fun. A portion of the program will
Beginning at 2 p.m., the include recognition of the spon-
league will recognize the tee ball sors who have supported the
players and coaches as their Wewahitchka Dixie Youth
proud parents look on. Each will Baseball League this season.
receive a trophy to hold as a keeD- The league will be providing
sake of the season just past. treats for all the players and
Following the tee ball portion coaches during the day's events.
of the day, at 4 p.m. the remain- Also, on tap during the ban-
der of the leagues will gather. quet, will be the announcement of
They will include young ladies the officers recently elected to
and gentlemen who participated serve the league during the 1999
in the Minor, Major. Dixie Boys season.
'98 PSJDB Major League Champions
Florida Coast Paper Company claimed the championship title in
the Major League of the Port St. Joe Dixie Baseball league for this
season with a its last regular season win. Going into the game,
Florida Coast was locked into a tied season with the Stars team.
Players and coaches as shown in the photo above include: 11[ to
r, kneeling] Shawn Reynolds, Kenny McFarland, Daniel Hacker, Brian
Glass, Jake Howse and Jordan Todd: [center row] Stephen Tarantino,
Josh Mainor, Bennie Tiller, Cody Strickland and Kale Guillot; [back
row] asst. coaches Donnie Guillot and Mike Todd, and manager Alan
'98 PSJDB Coach Pitch Champions
Arizona Chemical captured the Coach Pitch championship in the
Port St. Joe Dixie Baseball league finishing with a record of 14 wins
and only one loss.
Team members and coaches as shown in the photo above
include: [1 to r, kneeling] Chris Cochran, T. J. Corbin, Nathan
Tarantino, Zack Bembenick and Chase Butler; [center row] Brandon-
Strickland, Tyron Dawson, Austin Burke, Rakeem Quinn and Javon
Davis; [back row] manager Stacy Strickland, asst. coach Frank
Cochran, parent asst. Mitch Burke, asst. coach Dit Butler and par-.
ent asst. Chris Bembenick.
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'98 Wewa Dixie Majors Champions
The Major League team sponsored by Wewahitchka State Bank
has claimed the first place championship in Wewa Dixie Youth's reg-
ular season of play which just came to a close. The team sports a 14
and four record for this year.
Players and coaches as shown in the photo above include: [I to
r, kneeling] Freight Cox, Kyle Hall, Kyle Barnes, Drew Hall, Richard
Cox and Tyril Baxley: [back row] head coach Charles Grice, Brian
Jenkins, Hunter Nunnery, Chase Cox, Britney Grice, Michael Gainer,
Will Strange and coach Tony Strange.
The Youth-Led Tobacco Free'
Partnership of Gulf County will
be meeting on Thursday., May 28,
at 4:00 p.m., ET, at the Gulf
County Health Department. The
public is Invited and encouraged
to attend. If you have any ques-
tions, please contact Regina
Washabaugh, tobacco coordina-
tor, at 227-1276.
Philadelphia Primitive Baptist
Church will be sponsoring a
men's Class B and C softball
For the deal of your life,
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2251 W. 23rd St.
PANAMA CITY, FL 32405
tournament In Port St. Joe on
June 5 and 6. The entiy fee is
$100. Hit your own ball. For more
information, please contact Bev-
erly Quinn at 229-8098 or Billy
Dixon at 229-8714.
Will Be Closed
The Gulf County Veterans'
Service Office will continue to be
closed until May 29. Veterans
needing assistance may call 1-
'98 PSJDB Minor League Champions
Legal Lasers, sponsored by local attorney Pat Floyd, took the
championship title in the Minor League of the Port St. Joe Dixie
Baseball league in this year's season.
Team members and coaches as shown in the photo above
include: [1 to r, kneeling] Shawn Chehardy, Jimmy Gibson, Mica
Ashcraft, the late James Windham, Chaes Tharpe and Zeke Stevens;
[center row] Lance Watson, Brandon Chehardy, Zack Norris, Cody
Varnes. and Troy Davis; [back rowl asst. coach Steve Norris, manag-
er Chuck Tharpe and asst. coach Don Ashcraft. Team member Bo
Kitchens was not available for the photo. Midway into the season,
player Troy Davis left the team when he was drafted into the Major
The coaching stqff of Legal Lasers learned Wednesday morning
of a tragic automobile accident in which team member James
Windham was involved in Tuesday night while visiting his grand-
parents in Cocoa Beach. They, along with the team's players, and
the entire league membership, are greatly saddened to learn that
James' l(fe was taken in the crash. The Legal Lasers' 1998 cham-
pionship season has been dedicated in fond memory of James who
loved to play the game of baseball.
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Views On (DentalH eafthl
FRANK D. MAY. D.M.D. 0
Did you know that chil-
dren can have cavities in their
baby teeth even before the
child is one year old? That's
right. The usual cause of this
is something called "b "e-
mouth syndrome," w.,ich
results from putting children
to bed with bottles which con-
tain sweetened drinks.
To begin with, baby teeth
are much "thinner" and softer
than permanent teeth. Infants
and children vary widely in
their predisposition to decay.
Therefore, if toddlers or
infants are given bottles to
take to bed at night, they
should be given only plain
water. The sweetened solu-
tions of milk or fruit juice will
tend to collect and remain
around the front teeth and
thus continuously expose
them to a sugar-acid bath,
often resulting in cavities.
If you don't want your
infant or toddler to be visiting
the dentist with a cavity prob-
lem, limit his or her intake of
sugar, particularly at bedtime.
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.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAY 28, 1998 PAGE
Nursing Home Week At Bay St. Joseph CC
The week-long activities held
at the Bay St. Joseph Care Cen-
ter to celebrate National Nursing'
Home Week from May 10 to May
16 were a huge success.
On Mother's Day, each lady
in the facility was a served a petit
four as a special mid-morning
weenie roast. Certificates were
awarded to all of the various win-
ners and to everyone who partici-
A photography contest was
also held! during the week, with
the residents shooting the pho-
snack. The center celebrated Nurses'
Day. on May 12, in honor of Flor-
Special events throughout events throughout nce Nightingale's birthday. All of
the week included a frisbee the nurses were treated with a
throw, basketball dunk, wheel celebration featuring good food,
chair races,, a bingo marathon, virgin margaritas, and door priz-
floor hockey, relay races, and 1a, es.
The Activities Department
presented each nurse with a flow-
er pot containing a packet of
seeds for planting hopes and
dreams and various other survi-
val items, such as chocolate,
crackers, and lollipops.
A video was made which
showed the nurses sharing their
reasons for becoming a nurse.
Generally, :the reason was just be-
cause they care. Later that day,
the nurses celebrated their spe-
cial day with the residents while
enjoying cake and punch with
In addition to the week's oth-
er activities, the center held a
white elephant sale which
brought in almost $600 to go to-
ward having the courtyard paved.
The staff and the residents
would like to extend a big "thank
you" to the center's nurses for all
that they do for them. Everyone
at the center would also like to
send a special thank you to eve-
ryone who helped make the week
fun and memorable.
(L to R) Dawn Sasser, Director
of Nurses Judy Howell, Barbra
Lee, Alicia Matincheck, Karen
Reed, and Maridell Reynolds
Annie Collins receiving award
Like the treasure from, a
Spanish galleon, which has lain
untouched on the ocean bottom
for hundreds of years, the golden
crab is the Gulf and South Atlan-
tic regions' newest seafood treas-
ure. Between 1980 and 1981,
commercial fishing boats operat-
ing in the deep waters off :the
coast of southwest Florida found
the golden crab in commercial
quantities,. Currently. the golden
crab Is.fished in the Gulf of M.xi-
co and off the South Atlantic
The golden crab is a large,
non-swimming crab from the
deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico
and Soqth Atlantic Ocean. Adult
males typically weigh between
three and five pounds, while the
female is considerable smaller
and with limited commercial val-
A "condo" trap is one of the
most effective means of harvest-
ing the golden crab. This is a
large (2-1/2' x 4' x 6') box-type
wire trap with a bait-holding cyl-
inder and two tapered openings
located at opposite ends. Traps
are set, by using a long line at
depths of 540 to 2.160 feet, off
the East coast, and at 1,140 to
2,880 feet north of the Florida
The white meat and delicate
flavor of this exotic crab lends It-
self to a wide variety of seafood
tastes. The preferred way to pre-
pare golden crab is steamed and
served with melted butter. It can
also be used in recipes which call
for blue crab or stone crab, and
in many lobster and shrimp reci-
Generally. golden crabs may
be purchased in three forms: live,
cooked halves or clusters, and
picked meat. The meat is found
in the claws, legs, and body after
* the, upper shell and gills have
To pick golden crab clusters,
use a twisting motion to pull legs
and claws from the body and re-
move the meat; which pulls out of
the body. Pull meat out of the
legs by carefully breaking them at
the joints. Remove claw meat by
pulling out the movable pincher.
Any meat that remains in the legs
or claws can be easily exposed
with kitchen shears or ntit-
cracking utensils. Breaking the
body cartilage apart will expose
the remaining crab meat.
This :species comes from ex-
tremely deep water and should
remain chilled (below 45* F) until
cooked. The shell of the golden
crab does nbt turn red during
cooking like other crabs, but re-
mains golden buff in color. To
cook live golden crabs, bring a
large pot of water to a boil and
season by preference. Boil the
crab completely submerged for 16
minutes, drain and rinse in cold
Approximate nutritional values for
three ounces (85 grams) of the cooked,
edible portion are as follows: calories:
80; calories fromrrfat 15- totnl fat- 1.5
grams; saturated fat: 0 grams; choles-
terol' 50 milligrams; sodium: 280 milli-
grams, carbohydrates: 0 gram (die-
tary fiber and sugars exist in
a insignificant amounts in seafoods);
protein: 16 grams; calcium: 8% RDI;
and fron: 2% RDI.
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, MAY 28, 1998
Floridians Brace Homes
Like a boat captain who spots
a channel marker battered by the
sea, Floridians know rough condi-
tions may lie ahead during the
Atlantic hurricane season, which
runs from June 1 through
After all, most weather fore-
casters agree that the departure
of El Niflo-that well publicized
weather phenomenon character-
ized by warmer Pacific seas-will
result in more favorable condi-
tions for hurricanes this year
than in 1997.
Dr. William Gray, a Colorado
State University professor 'and
one of the nation's top weather
experts, predicts 10 named
storms, including six hurri-
canes-two of them packing
winds of more than 111 mph.;
This forecast contrasts great-
ly with our experiences last year,
in which only three storms
reached hurricane strength and
none directly hit Florida.
Nevertheless, "Danny", the
one hurricane that actually made
landfall, dumped 40 inches of
rain upon our neighbors in
.Alabama and negatively impacted
tourism, fishing and farming in
Throughout the Southeast,
that one storm tragically con-
tributed to nine deaths and
caused nearly $100 million in
property damage, according to the.
National Hurricane Center.
As Florida's Insurance
Commissioner, I've worked closely
with other state leaders to help
residents fortify their homes with
hurricane shutters, roof anchors
and other safeguards. Our
Department of Insurance recently
teamed up with the Department
of Community Affairs to launch
the Residential Construction
Eighteen hundred residents
were randomly selected from
high-risk coastal areas In Dade,
Broward and Palm Beach coun-
ties for free evaluations and the
opportunity to obtain forgivable
loans for improvements to better
protect their homes against wind
In a statewide effort, our two
agencies also are working with
the .j.ronLprofit Institute for .
Buse-s' arifid Home Safety to dis-
tribute a special guide on home
fortification. You may call the
insurance department's toll-free
Consumer Helpline at 1-800-342-
2762 for a copy of the guide, enti-
tied#' s Your Home Protected from
Hurricane Disaster? A
Homeowner's Guide To Hurricane
Retrofit." The hearing impaired
may order it by using a TDD to
Related consumer publica-
tions available include: "Are You
TPrepared? A Hurricane Checklist
for Insurance Consumers" (avail-
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Since no one can predict
exactly what the 1998 storm sea-
son will bring, homeowners
should keep insurance policy
information (originals and copies)
in more than one safe and handy
place. Other steps to reduce the
potential property damage or
financial impact include the fol-
*Install wind-tested shutters
and other protective devices, but
make sure the improvements
Cabbage A Plenty!
Danny Raffield is shown above holding up two heads of
cabbage which were grown in the garden of Bill Lynch. Each
cabbage head weighed over 17 pounds each that's over
17 pounds each! One head is enough to feed a boarding
house gang and have left overs. Bill didn't hold the heads up
because he has a garden full of this size heads and he was
home trying to eat them all before they spoiled on him.
Say You Saw It In 'The Star!
Changes at the Internal
Revenue Service are imminent.
The Senate Finance Committee
!,approved legislation to restruc-
ture and reform the IRS.
It is expected that congress
will ultimately create an over-
sight board composed of eight
private sector members, the,
Secretary of the Treasury. an IRS
union representative, and the
IRS commissioner. This board
would be responsible for .over-
sight of enforcement and collec-
A taxpayer advocate's office
would also be created to repre-
sent taxpayer interests.
Functions of the office would
include recommending methods
to Improve 'IRS services and to
scrutinize IRS acti ty.
Other important provisions
Sin the legislation include: a
shift in the burden of proof to the
IRS for certain income tax liabili-
ty cases, relief for innocent
spouses from a tax underpay-
ment on a joint tax return, sus-
pension of interest and penalties
when the IRS does not notify a
taxpayer within one year after a
return is fled.
In addition, no statute of
limitations for refunds or credits
for physically or mentally
impaired taxpayers, and requir-
ing the IRS to terminate employ-
' ees wxho commit perjury, falsify
documents, or violate rules to
retaliate against a tax-payer.
Specific provisions of the bill
must still be debated between the
House and Senate, but Congress
and the President are committed
to changes at the IRS and have
agreed to pass a bill this year.
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Local Cooks, Recipes
Featured in Bread of
Twvo hundred fifty of some of
the best recipes In Port St. Joe
can be found in the new "Bread of
Life" cookbook published by the
Acteens of Long Avenue Baptist
The cookbook includes the
famous Raffield Seafood Gumbo.
65 dessert recipes and many.
many recipes for main dishes.
Also included are sections on
appetizers. soups and salads, veg-
etables, breads and beverages.
Cookbooks cost 810.
For your convenience you.
may purchase cookbooks at the
following retailers: The Star, Veils-
n-Tails, Marina Groceries,
Toucan's and Alines. Cookbooks
can also be purchased through
the church office.
Proceeds from the books will
support the members of the mis-
sion organization for young
women in grades seven through
12 on a summer trip to Louisville.
Kentucky. where they will partic-
ipate In various mission projects
and attend the National Acteen
Zion Fair Selling
The women of Zion Fair Bap-
tist Church will be selling bar-b-
que chicken and rib dinners, pre-
pared by the one and only Chef
Paul Gant, on June 6. Tickets for
the dinners are on sale now.
$5.00 is being asked for chicken
dinners and $6.00 for rib din-
ners. Your support in this event
will be greatly blessed.
(For Post-El Nihno Storms,. .)
cy to reflect your home's current
value. You also may need extra
coverage for antiques, collectibles,
computers and other valuable
items. Carefully inventory your
belongings and use a camera or
camcorder to create a visual
*Consider obtaining tie sepa-
rate insurance needed to protect
your home and its contents
against rising water or storm
surge, especially if you live in a
flood-prone or coastal area.
The Department of Insurance
will work closely with federal,
state and local emergency man-
agement agencies to provide
needed services if a major storm
hits our state.
Let's hope that names like
"AJex". "Bornie" and "Charley"
from this \ears official storm list
do not become household names
in Florida. But, like the captain
who knows when to hurry back to
port, we need to prepare for the
INVITATION TO RFP
Sealed proposals will be received In the officeof the
City Clerk. 305 Fifth Street; Port St. Joe. Florida,
until 4:30 p.m., August 4. 1998. for furnishing and
delivering F.O.B. Port St. Joe. Florida. Audit ser-
vices, as outlined In the specifications perLanmng
r. iiI,,- ,i,-no: and RFP. document- m1y be
obtained from the City Clerk's Office. 305 Fith
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, telephone 18501
229-8261, Monday through Friday. between 8:00
a.m. and 5:00 p.m. RFPs will be publicly opened
and read at 8:30 p.m., August 4. 1998. In the City
Commission Chambers. City Hall, 305 Fifth Street,
Port St. Joe, Florida. The City reserves the right to
accept or reject any or all RFPS, or to select the
RFP felt to be in the best Interest of the City.
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Twenty-Three Port St. Joe High School Experience the
Students Inducted Into Honor Society Music & Drama
SThe VnYouth Ministrv nf First
Twenty three students from
Port St. Joe High School were
inducted into membership of the
National Honor Society in a cere-
mony held at the school on April
Members were selected by a
faculty council for meeting high
standards of scholarship, service,
leadership, and character.
Students inducted were:
Erica Ailes, Anna Allroth, Amber
Bolyard, Jennifer Butler, Alicia
Christie, Brandon Davis, Lakethia
Filmore, John Gainous, Meredith
Godfrey, Lacey Johnson, Rikki
Johnson, J6zsef Kepli, Amanda
Marquardt. Daniel .Parker,
Kimberly Parker, Rachel Perrin,
Randall Phillips, Wendy 'Sander,
Clay; Smallwood,. Nicole Smith,
Jessica Stump,, Lea Todd, and
"National Honor Society
members are chosen for and then
expected to continue their exem-
,plary contributions to the school
and community," said Minnie
Likely, chapter adviser."
The Port St Joe High School
chapter has been active since
The National Honor Society
ranks as one of the oldest and
most prestigious national organi-
zations for high school students.
Chapters exist in more than 60
percent of the nation's high
schools and, since 1921, millions
of students have been selected for
Current chapter members
hosted a reception for new mem-
bers and their families immedi-
ately following the induction cere-
mony in the school's Media
Baptist Church of Americus,
Georgia, will be presenting the
gospel through music and drama
on Thursday, June 4, at Long Av-
enue Baptist Church.
The service will begin at 7:00
p.m. in the church sanctuary.
The public is invited and encour-
aged to attend this night and ex-
perience the gospel as it is pre-
sented by these 32 teenagers who
are touring Georgia and Florida. .
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Members of the Port St. Joe High School National Honor Society
following the induction ceremony held recently.
HVES National Jr. Beta Club
The National Junior Beta Club of Highland View Elememtary School held its annual induction cere-
mony on Friday, May 15th at 9 a.m. The candlelit service was very impressive and special to all the stu-
dents involved. Their design and maturity has been the inspiration and guide to success in each of the
ActivitY p they; have underatken during the year; besides maintaining an average of 3.0 peri semestert-
: "MIfeinbers shown in the photo are: [front, from left] Shawn Reynolds. Harley Roberts"', N'N9i H'in' de.
, .Kendall Hicks', Anna Craft, Mylissa Brake (secretary), Sissy Smith, Jessica Duby', AshleyiSander, Aaron
Little and David Hopper; and [back row, from left] Jessica Vanlandeghem. Jeremy Hart'. Brittany
Crocker (vice-president), All McKeithen, Rushelle Lamboy (president), Jennifer Haun, Jenny Hersey,
Jessica Plair, April Middleton' and Robert Flowers. New members are denoted with an asterisk'.
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Saturday Meeting on May 30. Ac-
tivities will include the following:
At 12:00. church services will be
held In the Church of God In
Christ sanctuary. At 2:00. recrea-
tional activities will be offered at
the Washington Recreation Cen-
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAY 28, 1998
S&~ua"a a e~d dc~ ad~e
Begins at FCS
An eight week summer pro-
gram for enrichment anti remedi-
al work will begin at Faith
Christian School on Monday,
June 1st and continue until
Friday, July 24th. The program
will be held from 8 a.m. until 12
noon, Monday through Friday.
Students may come all or any
of the weeks scheduled, and may
even come for part of the day, if
remediation is needed in a certain
The cost of the morning pro-
gram is $40.00 per week and stu-
dents may leave the school and go
down to the "Summer Promise"
program at St. James Episcopal
Church for lunch and activities
which are free of charge. You
must register your child with
Activities and academics at
Faith Christian will be phonics,
spelling, reading, language arts,
math and Bible, with a short
snack and play break at 10:00
Those interested are asked to
stop by to register your child for
summer enrichment and care.,
They are asking for a registration
fee' of $40 which covers snacks,
and materials for the entire eight
weeks. Please call 229-6707 for
Class of 1978!
On Thursday, June 4, at 7:00
p.m. the members of the Port St
Joe Jr.-Sr. High School class of
1978 will hold an important
meeting to finalize the plans for
the class reunion. The' meeting
will be held at the Senior Citizens
Building. Please plan to attend.
They need everyone's input for
this special occasion.
All class members planning
to attend must pay their money
to Diana Sealey by May 31. For
more Information, please call
S mer .O.
Summer School at Port St.
Joe High School begins June 1,
Monday through Thursday of
each week. The transportation
department of the Gulf County
School Board will pro-ide trans-
portation as follows (based on a
minimum number of students):
BEACH ROUTE-Driver. Shirley
Williams, Bus #56 with stops at
Hide-A-Way Harbor, 6:45 a.m.,
ET., Mexico Beach: 30th Street
and 7th Street: Beacon Hill: 4th.,
StreeCt""' d Street, GilfAire;
St.. Joe Beach: Columbus and
Alabama, Pineda and Alabama.
Gulf and Alabama. Bay and,
Alabama, Pine and Americus;
Highland View Elem: H.V.
Elementary School, H.V. Baptist
North Port St. Joe Route:
Driver, Shirley Williams, Bus #56,
stops at Apollo and Marvin, 7:10,
AM, North Park Avenue and
Avenue B, Battle and Avenue D.,
Martin Luther King Blvd. and
Avenue D, Martin Luther King
Blvd. and Avenue B.
Buses wi Jhe provided to
these and other.-areas contingent
upon number,iof students ridingg
from each location. If you have
any questions, please call 229-
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School News .
By Linda Whitfield
Joyce Groom Retires
After 30 Years
Pre-K teacher Joyce Groom
retired after 30 wonderful years in
the Gulf County School System.
Jovce, a native of West Virginia,
moved to Florida when she was' ,
1/2 years old and has lived here
ever since. Joyce has taught
nursery, kindergarten, first, fifth,
sixth grades. and finished up he;.v.,
career in her first love. Pre-K.
Joyce is married to Paul
Groom and is the mother of four
children. Hank Rish, Ralph Rish,
Paul William Groom and Jennifer
Myers. Joyce's future plans are to
travel and "dip Ice cream". (Joyce
and daughter-in-law, Martha
Rish, are partners in The Unique
Boutique in Wewahitchka and
have an ice cream parlor.)
Joyce has always loved what
she did and believed she had the
smartest and most well-behaved
students. Joyce has been a posi-
tive person all her life and loved
The faculty and staff at WES
gave Joyce a retirement dinner on
Friday night, May 22 at the home
of her son, Ralph Rish. Highlights
were Janice Nelson and Teresa
Redd entertaining us with their'
"Baker's Dozen Survival Kit", rec-'
ollections by Linda Whitfield; a
song, "Anna J" sung by Rhonda
Pridgeon, Allsa Walker, and Linda
Whitfield, and finally a money tree
which was presented by Kim
Ludlam, Judi Lister and Doris
Mr. Wooten cooked steaks for
everyone and it was a perfect
evening to end a perfect career.
Joyce, you'll be missed
Sunday Dance Recital
More than 40 of our students'
will be. performing at the Martin
Theatre in Panama City for the
Kaleidoscope Dance Program.
Janice Santiago is the Instructor.
The program will be Sunday, May
31, beginning at 3:00 p.m.
Remedial Reading Summer
Those students who' must
attend summer school for remedi-
ation in reading will report to
school on June 8 at 9:00 sharp!
They will get out at 12:15. Those
students who will be attending
have already received a letter. See
you on June 8. The program will
be four days a week for three
weeks and only two days the week
of June 29.
Little Laurel Manor. who was
a kindergarten student in Alisa
Walker's kindergarten was heard
saying--" don't want to ever grow
up. I want to stay In Mrs. Alisa's
Having Fun With Food
This is a new program that
will start on June 4 and run
through July 30. It will be from
2:00 to 3:00 and Is open to chil-
dren seven to 12 years old. Call
for more info at 639-3200. It's
from Highland View
Awards Presented The
Presidential Academic Fitness
Awards were given to Meggie
Boone, Brittany Crocker. AlMi
McKelthen. David Hopper Robert
Flowers and Aaron Little:
The Presidential Improvement
Awards went to Mylissa Brake.
Sissy Smith, Nick Hunter. Sean
Thompson, Jessica Vanlanding-
-ham. Kendall Hicks. Jessica Plair
and April Middleton.
The National Veterinarian's
Medical Association gave honors
to Aaron Little. second place, and
Mylissa Brake, third place, in the
regional essay contest.
June 1, 7:30 a.m., those
attending summer school will
meet In the Commons at WHS.
You need to be on time, since the
state requires that every minute
of summer school attendance
must be accounted for in order to
receive credit. Just remember we
didn't put you in summer school.
You achieved that status on your
own! Look for the letter.
After the first week of summer
school, classes will meet at WES
so that work crews may start
removing the material that covers
most of the classroom ceilings.
Having been there since 1969,
most are discolored and appear
verdtrty and are in need of refin-
ishing or resurfacing. .
Well, we've two months to re-
tool, refuel and refresh to prepare'
for the reopening in August. While
that may sound like a lot, believe
me it's not. Each year brings more
changes that must be incorporat-i
ed into our system, plus person
nel changes that must be han-
At least two, Tim Hammon
and Grady Booth have elected not
to return next year, so the search
is on for replacements. An
attempt is underway to introduce
a Technology Education Program
that will replace the carpentry-
cabinet building course offered
the last few years.
The football team, very young
and very inexperienced, split their
two quarters in Quincy last
Thursday night. After losing 12-0
to the St. Joe Sharks, the Gators
hung on to defeat Apalachicola's
Sharks 6-0. The night showed
how far the Gators have to go over
the summer to get ready for the
The evening would have been
more enjoyable had it not been for
the excitement caused at a nearby
convenience store that sounded
suspiciously like a "drive-by" or a
"drive-in" shooting! Think I'll stay
in Gulf County! Have a safe holi-
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The 1997-98 school, year is
history, but we take our memories
as well as what we have learned
with us. We want to list some of
our awards for you for the past
Perfect attendance certifi-
cates went to Emily Dykes. Angela
Canington, Albert Scheffer, Olivia
Lamberson. Laura Seay, Linda
Phfllips and Gabriel Phillips.
Homework heroes for the year
were Trevor Burch. Ryan Taylor,
Lindsey Dimitrljexich. Kelly
Geoghagan. Brandon McKinney,
Zachary Norris and Rachel Bixier.
These students did not miss a
single homework assignment dur-
ing the entire year.
Sportsmanship awards in
grades one through four went to
Jenna Maddox, Shane Duty,
Jason Price and Zachary Norris.
Presidential athletic awards
went to Byron Peters, Kelly
Geoghagan and Joshua Duty.
Presidential Academic honors
were awarded Rachel Bixler,
Ashley Smith and Jenna Teat.
sixth grade graduates.
Citizenship awards are given
annually to the student or stu-
dents in each class who exhibit
the most Christlike spirit of ser-
%ice and kindness to their fellow
students and teachers.
The Citizenship awards and,
pins were given to Maryanne
Earley, Jenna Maddox, Ashton
Norris, Trevor Burch, Shane
Duty, Jason Price, Lindsey
Dimitrijevich, Zachary Norris.,
Caisey Spriggs, Jonathan Roney,
Jeffery Pitts, Victoria Ramirez,
Renee Vinson and Crystal Allyn.
Also,' at the senior high cere-
mony Renee Vinson was given a
Good Citizenship Award from the
National Society of the Daughters
of the American Revolution.
Nicholas Blake, was awarded
the Xerox Humanities Award
which carries with it a nomination
for a music scholarship to the
University of Rochester, in
SRochester, New York.
Our senior, Suzanne Davis,
was given a special music award
by Faith Christian School and has
been awarded a music scholar-
ship to Florida State -University.,
She is also an applicant for the
Bright Scholars Program.
The high 'school graduation
ceremony held at Faith Bible
Church for Suzanne Davis was a
blessing. The chorus sang "Speak
the Truth" and Miss Davis gave
us a beautiful rendition of "To
Please God". Nicholas Blake
added a dviolin solo, Farewell and
Adieu Ye Fine Spanish Ladies", as
a tribute to Suzanne.
Rev. Bill Taylor admonished
all present to note the difference
between "knowledge" and "wis-
dom", encouraginggus to grow in
God's wisdom by relying on Him
and His word in our lives.
Faith Christian wants to
thank all our students. parents,
grandparents and friends for a
good year. We look forward to
1998-99 and urge you to register
your children before June 1st.
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MEDITATIONS OF A
By LOWELL F. ADAMS
"Truly this man was the Son
A ROMAN CENTURION was a military officer of
some importance. He was usually in charge of a company of
one hundred men. One such officer was in charge of the
proceedings when Jesus was being crucified. Surely this man
was a disbeliever in the divinity of Jesus. He allowed his men
to violate the body of Jesus with many cruel indignities.
From the third hour (9:00 o'clock) until noon, Jesus
suffered and occasionally spoke. Just before He died He said,
"It is finished," obviously meaning God's plan of redemption
was now complete.
As Jesus suffered death on that cross, and "gave up the
ghost" the Roman Centurion stood watching. No doubt he was
greatly impressed by the calm dignity of this noble man they
were torturing. He heard Jesus calmly tell the thief on another
cross beside Him, who expressed faith in Him, that he would be
with Him in paradise. He also heard Jesus pray for forgiveness
for His murderers.
The death of Jesus caused strange things to happen in and
around Jerusalem. An earthquake rocked the area. Houses fell,
and many bodies arose from opened graves. A great darkness
blanketed the area. from noon until 3:00 o'clock. The veil or
curtain hiding the Holy of Holies in the Temple was torn apart
from the top to the bottom. Under the New Covenant which
Jesus was buying with His own blood. God was now available
to every believer, not just the priest.
Obviously, the Centurion standing there before Jesus was
not able to see all of this, but he evidently had seen and heard
enough. He suddenly exclaimed, "Truly this man was the
Son of God!" The Centurion had seen. Now he believed.
Many are waiting for this kind of proof before they will
believe. Normally, God does not prove Himself, except to those
who have already exercised their faith in Jesus and His Truth."
Jesus told old doubting Thomas in John 20:29, "You have
seen me and believed: Blessed are they that have not seen, and
yet have believed."
It would be great if we who have not seen, would believe?
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New Gann Brothers Appearing In County Churches Sun.
The First United Methodist form at Long Avenue Baptist. For the past 20 years, the scene. They have been actively in
Church in Wewahitchka will host Church in Port St. Joe during the Gann Brothers have been minis- volved in music evangelism since
the "New" Gann Brothers on Sun- evening worship service,; begin- tering through song all over the 1986 and formed Kyle & Georg(
day, May 31, at 11:00 a.m., CT. ning at 5:30 p.m., ET, afid' eon-' country. For the past few years, in 1993.
Following this, the group will per- tinuing until 7:00. they have not had a live band ac- The combination of these tw(
In James 1:26 we find,
"If anyone thinks he is reli-
gious and does not bridle
his tongue but deceives his
heart, this man's religion is
I used to have "a quick;
Oliver F. Taylor temper. However, I learned
Visitation Minister, First to count to ten before I
United Methodist Church would speak. Words hastily
said often need to, be
retracted. We can cause a lot of hurt and problems
if we speak before thinking.
Too often we come up with a defensive answer
when we get irritated. A sound Christian does riot
have to defend himself at every challenge. This lets
someone else be in control of your life. When I gave
my life to Christ I no longer felt threatened by oth-
ers. I know who I am in this world and the world to
come. Many challenges meet us in everyday living,
but we can handle them as Christians.
Church of the Nazarene
Welcomes A New Pastor
The Port St. Joe Church of
the Nazarene would like to an-
nounce the arrival of its new pas-
tor, Rev. Kenny Patton, and his
family, Patricia, Tabitha, Cathy,
VBS at Wewa First
First Baptist Church in'
Wewahitchka invites children age
three through grade six to join
StarQuest: A Galactic Good News
Adventure. Get ready for a galac-
tic experience that is definitely
Each day 'will include an
exciting worship rally where they
will celebrate the good news of
Jesus Christl Each day will be
packed full of fun Bible-learning
activities, great snacks, music.'
and crafts. The members hope
every child in the communitywill
be a part of this great Vacation
Bible School event!
StarQuest: A Galactic Good
News Adventure will be held at
church on June 22 to 26. It will
begin each day at 9:00 a.m. and
! end at noon. For more informa-
tion, call the church office at 639-
and Brianna. They've come from
Charleston, West Virginia.
The members of the congre-
gation would like to Invite the
community to help them welcome
.Rev. Patton and family.
,A special service will be held
on Sunday. May 31, followed by
dinner on the grounds. Everyone
is welcome to attend. Sunday
school will begin at 10:00 a.m.,'
and the morning services will be-
gin at 10:50.
Church of God
To Hold Carwash
The Youth Department of the
Port St.'Joe Church of God will be
having a free carwash (donations
accepted) this Saturday, May 30,
beside the First Union Bank.
They will also have hot' dogs,
drinks, snow cones, and cotton
candy for sale,
The youth have pledged the
proceeds raised from this event
toward missions in Equador. The
car wash will begin at 8:00, and
the different food items will be
available through the'early after-
noon. Please contact Mary Lou
Cumbie at 227-1388 for informa-
companying their trademark har-
The "New" Gann Brothers will
showcase a wide. array of musical
and vocal talent that will include
the efforts of Kyle Peddle and
Kyle & George are' not new-
comers to the gospel music
groups promises to be one of the
most exciting new sounds for in-
spirational gospel music today.
The music of the "New" Gann
Brothers can be experienced this
Sunday in both Wewahitchka and
Port St. Joe. Everyone is encour-
aged to attend, enjoy the good
music, and have their soul uplift-
\ The friendly place to worship!
First Baptist Church
SMexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Bible Study Sunday at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Adult Prayer & Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Pleasenote, all times central!
'. : NURSERY PROVIDED FOR ALL SERVICES
Located at 231 N. 15th St., Nle\ico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
Come and Be Blessed!
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe J
Sunday School ..................................................... 10 a.m .
M morning Service ............................................... 11 a.m .
Tuesday Bible Study ................................................ 7 p.m.
Thursday Praise & Worship .................................. 7 p.m.
"BECAUSE WE CAN DO YOU GOOD!"
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor tc 12/11
Al I 4 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
< e- CHURCH
S 7l 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
SUNDAY WORSHIP ....................10 a.m.
; ADULT SCHOOL ........................ 11.... a.m.
*SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children Nursery Available
Pastor, Rev. J. Reid Cameron
f First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Dennis Pledger Buddy Caswell
Interim Pa oor Minister of Music & Youth
S. Sunday School . .. . . 9:4 am
|,Worship Service ....... .... . 11:00 am
Disciple Training . . . . 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ........ .........7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ......... 7:00 pm
y "THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" )
Come Visit and Enjoy
FAITH 1IBLE C HVRCFH
801 20th St. Port St. Joe 229-6707
Sunday School................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service................:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting...7:00 p.m.
lor, Pastor. Roger Louks, Asst. Pastor
Homeof FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
^- a tht t :^ Constitution and 'Monutment
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STHE UNITED METHOODST CHURCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School .........9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship ....11:00 a.m. Fellowship ............6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..........7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Jesse Evans Wednesday ...........7:30 p.m.
PASTOR Choir Director, Robert E. Downs, Jr.
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
++- -7:30'and 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
-Sunday School 9:45
I+"+ ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
Discover God's love! 4
BAPTIST CHURCH m-L-
1601 Long Avenue Port SL Joe 229-8691.
Worship Sundas at 11 a.m. & 6p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 am. & 5 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
SPra, er & Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Aduli Praise Choir at 6 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth
Come Find Out What All the Exyilement 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 UnitedMethodist Churchi
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
S ............................... .......11:00 a .m 'C T
SHARINGIG THE GOSPEL
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424 Office Phone: 648-8820
This week's message:
Graceful Living-How to Live .-
Gracefully in Today's WorldI r'\ '
Sunday School at 9:00am / '\ ,\
and Worship at 10:00am & ./ i' '
5:00pm. -\,X ,,
Come and worship with us \, '
We currently meet on the \\A
second floor of First Uniory ', "\ '
Bank at 504 Monument AvE.
Visit Us! Upstairs First Union Bank Building
Sunday Worship 10 A.M and 5 PM.
Bruce Duly, Pastor Study: 227-2583 Church: 227-1180
New Income Guidelines Created for WIC Begun By Health Department
SThe Department of Health
has release the new income
guidelines which are based upon
the increases in the Consumer
Price Index. These guidelines be-
came effective May 1. They were
published in the Federal Register
on February 24. They are used to
determine income eligibility for
the WIC Program at the time of
The, Special Supplemental
Nutrition Program for Women, In-
fants, and Children (WIC) is a fed-
erally funded program that serves
moderate income pregnant,
breastfeeding, and postpartum
women, infants, and children un-
der the age of five.
The program provides a com-
bination of supplemental nutri-
tious foods, nutrition education,
breastfeeding promotion and sup-
port. and referrals for health care.
WIC has proven to be effective in
preventing and improving nutri-
tion-related health problems
within its target population.
The WIC program began In
1974 and is now serving about
7.4 million participants each
month nationally. In Florida, the
number of participants served
each month has grown from
6,700 to approximately 350,000
participants. In Gulf County, 495
participants are currently being
WIC is available in all 67
Florida counties and is provided
through 48 local agencies, some
of which provide service to several
counties. Referrals for WIC servic-
es are made by physicians, other
health care providers, and those
organizations that serve WIC-
WIC is 100% funded by the
U.S. Department of Agriculture
and is administered in Florida by
the Department of Health. Flori-
da's funding the federal fiscal
year 1997 was approximately
$183 million. These funds are
supplemented with over $67 mil-
lion in rebates from an infant for-
mula rebate contract.
About 82% of the funds are
used to purchase food and the re-
maining funds are used for nutri-
tion assessment and education,
breastfeeding promotion, eligibili-
ty determination, and program
WIC is a prevention program
which saves money in the long
run. For every dollar spent on the
prenatal component of the WIC
program, there is a savings of
$3.50 over the next 18 years in
other costs such as hospitaliza-
tion, outpatient care, special edu-
cation, and supplemental income
for disabled children. The majori-
ty of the savings come during the
.infant's first year after birth.,
Numerous studies have
shown that pregnancy outcome,
particularly birth weight, is Im-
proved for program participants.
National evaluations of the WIC
program 'have documented that
WIC encourages earlier prenatal
.care for women and regular medi-
cal care for children, improves'
the dietary intake of pregnant
women and children, reduces the
incidence of low birth weight ba-
bies, reduces infant mortality., in-
creases the head size of infants
and is associated with better cog-
nitive performance in children,
and reduces the incidence of ane-
mia in children.
Eligibility is based upon. both
income and nutrition risk. In-
come eligibility is set at 185% of
the federal poverty guidelines.
These guidelines are very gener"
For example, a family of four
making $30,433 per year or $586
per week would qualify. A person
currently receiving Medicaid,
Food Stamps, or WAGES (former-
ly known as AFDC) automatically
meets the income eligibility re-
quirement regardless of actual
Nutrition risk criteria in-
clude, but are not limited to ane-
mia, factors associated with high
risk pregnancy, nutrition-related
medical conditions. Inadequate
growth patterns, low birth weight,
and inadequate dietary Intake.
WIC provides foods rich in
protein, iron, calcium, and vita-
mins A and C. These are key nu-
trients commonly lacking in the
diets of the WIC target popula-
Women and children partici-
pating In WIC receive food checks
for milk, cheese, eggs. cereals
high in Iron, dry beans or peas,
and fruit or vegetable juices high
In vitamin C or peanut butter.
'(This is again available as an op-
tion.) Women who are exclusively
breastfeeding their babies receive
carrots and canned tuna fish as
The program strongly advo-
cates and provides support for
breastfeeding. It recognizes that
breastfeeding is the best method
of infant feeding and nurturing.
However, non-breastfed infants
receive, the WIC contract brand of
iron fortified infant formulas for
the first year of life. Beginning at
six months of age, infants may
also receive iron fortified infant
cereal and juices high in vitamin
Special formulas or nutrition-
al supplements are also available
to participants with certain medi-
Nutrition education is availa-
ble to all adult WIC participants
and, whenever possible, to child
participants and other family
members. Some of the goals of
nutrition education are to achieve
a positive change in the food con-
sumption habits related to the
participant's nutrition risk and to
teach the relationship between
proper nutrition and good health.
WIC works closely with the
health care community, receiving
referrals from private and public
health care providers and provid-
ing referrals as needed for health
and social services. Including im-
munizations. Persons who are al-
ready receiving medical services
are encouraged to remain under
their physician's care while they
receive WIC benefits. Individuals
who are not receiving medical
care are encouraged to seek and
maintain appropriate care.
Breastfeeding promotion and
support is an integral part of the
WIC program. WIC Is striving to
increase the number of infants
who are breastfed and the length
of time an infant is breastfed. All
WIC agencies have trained per-
sonnel who are able to assist
mothers in making informed deci-
sions about their Infant feeding
choice and in, instructing them in
the basics of breastfeeding. The
local WIC agency provides breast-
feeding aids such as manual and
electric breast pumps.
Food checks are given to par-
ticipants at each appointment
The checks identify the type.
brand, and amount of food partic-
ipant is allowed to purchase. WIC
checks can only be redeemed at
authorized grocery stores. The
money spent on food items in
Gulf County was in excess of
please contact the
MINUTS O TE* 0 GULF COUNTY '1IBOARD O ~ I')3F COUNY COMISS~IONERS)B I
PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA
APRIL 11, 1998
The Gulf 'County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman ,Warren J. Yeager. Jr. and
S Commissioners Tommy Knox, John Stanley.
Jr. and Billy E. Traylor.
Others present were: Deputy Clerk
Towan McLemore. Chief Administrator Don
Butler.- Administrative Assistant Debbe
S Wibberg. County Engineers Ralph Rish and
Bill Kennedy. and Solid Waste Director Joe
The meeting was called to order at 9:07
RECEIVE BIDS 49798-12 / FLOOD
DEBRIS REMOVAL CONTRACTOR-
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed
bids 09798-12 for a contractor for flood
debris removal, the following bids were
Akes Scpuc Southea-tern C. R. Smith
Tank Service Mechaical & Son
ITEM iS300.00/ion S370.00ion 8175.00/ton
ITEM 12 $450.00/ton S398.00/ton S175.00/ion
ITEM #3 $450.00/ion S470 00/ton S175.00/ton
ITEM #4 S300.00/ton S379 00/ton S210.00/ton
ITEM 45 S300.00/ton S421 00/ton 5210.00/ton
ITEM N6 S300.00/lor S474 00/ion S210.00/ton
Commliq;oner .-Traylor motioned to
award the bid to C. R. Smith & Son. and
SCommissioner Knox seconded the motion.
: Upon inquiry. County Engineer Rn h reported
that the bids are for removal, separation and
?. disposal of the debns. Chief Administrator
Butler also reported that F.E.M.A. approved
the consulting contract with Preble-Rlsh. Inc.
and an- application is forthcoming from the
Governor s Office regarding State reimburse-
ment of the 12.50%. match. The motion then
passed unanimously (4-0)
TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE COM-
PLAINTS / ASSISTANCE-Chief Administra-
tor Butler reported that F.E M.A. has
approved the hiring of a temporary person at
the Road Department to take calls regarding
flood damage. He stated that F E.M.A.
approved S8.00 per hour for the employee
and they will reimburse for Installaution of a
special telephone line. Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor. second by
Commissioner Knox. and unanimous (4-0)
vote. the Board agreed to hire Adria Muina to
fill this temporary position
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Traylor. sec-
*- ond by Commissioner Knox, and unanimous
vote. the meeUng did then adjourn at 9:15
' a.m.. E.D.T.
WARREN J. YEAGER, JR.
BENNY C. LISTER
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
APRIL 14, 1998
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in workshop
session with the following members present:
Chairman Warren J Yeager. Jr. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox. Nathan Peters.
Jr.. John Stanley. 'Jr.. and Billy E. Traylor
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland. Chief Deputy Clerk
Douglas C. Birmingham. Deputy Clerk
Towan McLemore. Chief Administrator Don
Butler. Administrative Assistant Debbe
Wlbberg, Administrator/Emergency Manage-
S meant Director Larry Wells. County Engineer
-. Phillilip Jones. Assistant Road Superintendent
Bobby Knee, Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford, Veterans' Service Offilcer/S.H.I.P.
Administrator Bo Williams. and Sheriffs
Department Captain Joe Nugent.
The meeting was called to order at 5:32
PROPOSED ANIMAL CONTROL ORDI-
NANCE-The Board discussed the proposed
animal control ordinance regarding fine
amounts, length of holding' time. adoption
procedures, and 'dangerous" animals.
Commissioner Knox reported that If this ordi-
nance is adopted, animals would have to be
on leashes (especially on the beaches). The
Board also discussed that this ordinance
would be effective -in the unincorporated
areas only, each City will have to adopt a
similar ordinance for the laws to be the same
throughout the County. The Board requested
that Attorney McFarland incorporate the'
dates and amounts into the ordinance and
present it at the regular meeting.
There being no further business, the
meeting did then adjourn at 5:55 p.m.,
WARREN J. YEAGER, JR.
BENNY C. LISTER
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
APRIL 14, 1998
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Warren J. Yeager, Jr. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox, Nathan Peters,
Jr., John-Stanley, Jr., and Billy E. Traylor.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland. Chief Deputy Clerk
Douglas C. Birmingham. Deputy Clerk
Towan McLemore. Chief Administrator Don
Buder. Administrative Assistant Debbe
Wibberg. Administrator/Emergency Manage-
ment Director Larry Wells. Building Official
Richard Combs. Emergency Management/
911 Coordinator Marshall Nelson. County
Engineer Phillip Jones, Assistant Road
Superintendent Bobby Knee. Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford. Veterans Service
Officer/S.H.I.P. Administrator Bo Williams.
and Sheriffs Department Captain Joe
The meeting was called to order at 6:02
Administrator Wells opened the meeting
with prayer. and Chairman Yeager led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA / SUPPLEMENTAL
CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor. second by
Commissioner Knox. and unanimous vote.
the Board approved the Consent Agenda and
Supplemental Consent Agenda. as follows-
March 10. 1998 Regular Meeting
March 23. 1998 Emergency/Special
March 23, 1998 Workshop
March 24. '1998 Regular Meeting
April 1, 1998,- Special Meeting.. .
April 6. 1993 Special.Meetin -,
Payment to Attorney J Gordon Shuler
(#97-179-CF S313.43 to be paid from
Conflict Public Defender- Circuit Criminal
Professional Services Account #61021-
Payment to Attorney J. Gordon Shuler
(#97-698-MM S320.68 to be paid from
Conflict Public Defender: County
Criminal Professional Services Account
Agency for Health Care Administration /
Medicaid (#9802 February. 1998
S6.363.63 to be paid from Welfare:
Medicaid Account #52264-34100)
Bay Medical Center Health Care
Responsibility Act (Hicks #97344-00149
-S157.6-I / Quattlebaum #* 97318-00421
*S63.00 & #97321-00479 S78 82 &
997328-00159 S3.95 to be paid from
Health Care: Indigent Account s51462-
Sheriff McKeilhen Request for 812.50
Funds ISI1.876.96 Radios to be paid
from S12.50 Surcharge Funds)
4) Local Mitigation Strategy.
Al 2-month Plan Extension
B) Invoice Approval (Larry Wells)
C) S.M. Marley invoices (Barnes/Clark)
5) Plan Approval Gulf Coast Workforce
1) Appointment Health & Human Services
Board Dr. Jorge San Pedro
2) Grant Acceptance Equipment & Supply
Grant (ShernlTs Department)
County Attorney Timothy McFarland
iMarch. 1998 2.370.00 to be paid
from County Attorney: Professional
Services Billings Account i921314-
GLM & Associates (Bid #9798-02 *
Invoice #98-06' S12.155.00 to be paid
from Landfill/Long-Term Care: Profes-
sional Services Monitoring & Engineer-
ing Accounting #42634-31000)
4) SHIP Down Payment Assistance Mr. &
Mrs. Michael Lyle [S11.615.001
PUBLIC HEARING CONTRACTOR
LICENSING ORDINANCE-Pursuant to
advertisement to hold a public hearing to
consider adoption of an ordinance setting up
a licensing program to regulate contractors in
Gulf County. the following public comment
Ann White objected to reopening the
"door' for contractors to be grandfathered-ln
stating this may allow coritractors who are
incompetent to obtain a comp card.
S David White objected to reopening the
'door' for contractors to be grandfathered-in.
stating that this would penalize all the con-
tractors who have been working continuous-
ly for the last. 4 years.
Johnny Mize discussed the need for a
Code Enforcement Officer to investigate con-
tractors working without a license.
After further discussion, the Board
requested that Attorney McFarland re-draft
the proposed ordinance to delete Section 5,
RECEIVE BIDS #9798-09 / ADMINIS-
TRATION BUILDING "HARDENING"-
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed
bids for "hardening" of the new administra-
tion building (#9798-09), the following bid
was received and tabled for review by Chief
Administrator Butler: Southeastern
Mechanical Contracting, Inc., $ 89',180.00.
PUBLIC HEARING SUBDIVISION
REGULATION ORDINANCE-Pursuant to
advertisement to hold a public hearing to
consider adoption of an ordinance governing
the, subdivision. of land in Gulf County,
Attorney McFarlaild read the proposed ordi-
nance by title. The following public comment
was then received:
Joe Hooper inquired about minor sub-
Tom Gibson discussed deletion of
Article 4. Secton 2. Subsection 2.8 and dis-
cussed changing Article 4. Section 3.
Subsection 3.10 from 500 linear feet to 1.000
Chief Deputy Clerk Birmingham -
inquired about final plat approval for minor
subdivisions (Chairman will sign) and dis-
cussed deleting a portion of Article 3. Section
2. Subsection 2.5(b).
After further discussion by the Board
Commissioner Knox motioned to adopt the
following titled ordinance with the
changes/deletions requested by Mr Gibson
and Chief Deputy Clerk Birmingham
Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion.
and It passed 4 to I with Commissioner
Stanley voting no.
ORDINANCE NO. 98-09
AN ORDINANCE GOVERNING THE SUB-
DIVISION OF LAND IN GULF COUNTY:
PROVIDING FOR THE PURPOSES,
INTENT. DEFINITIONS. METHODS OF
PLAT APPROVAL AND REQUIREMENTS
THEREFORE PROVIDING THE SIZE
LOTS. STREETS AND ALLEYS: PROVID-.
ING FOR VARIANCES: PROVIDING FOR ,
THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE PROVI-
SIONS OF SAID ORDINANCE: PROqVID-
ING FOR THE REPEAL OF ALL ORDI.
NANCES 6. 78-1. 79-2. 83-2. 85-3. AND:
: PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
(Complete Ordinance or, file in the
Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court)
The meeting recessed at 7:18 p.m'.
The meeting reconvened at 7:33 pm .
RECEIVE PROPOSALS #9798-10A /
HAZARD MITIGATION GRANT LEGAL SER-
VICES-Pursuant to advertisement to receive
proposals for legal services associated with
the Hazard Mitigation Grant (B9798-IOAJ. a
proposal was received from the following
company and tabled for review by Chief
Administrator Butler. Emergency
Management Director Wells. and Emergency
Management Coordinator Nelson Rish &
RECEIVE BIDS @9798-10B / FIRE
TRUCK HOWARD CREEK FIRE DEPART-
MENT-Pursuant to advertisement toi receive
sealed bids for a ilre truck for the Howard
Creek Fire Department (#9798-10B). the fol.
lowing bids were received: Panama Fire
Apparatus. Inc.. 54.000.00 w/o deluge gun.
S55.000 00 with deluge gun: Ten-8 Fife
Equipment. Inc.. S 115.499.00 new truck
300hp. S111.905.00 new truck 250hp.
S85.000.00 1990 truck
After discussion and upon recommen-
dation by Chief Administrator Butler.
Commissioner Peters motioned to reject the
bids because they are not within the price
range that Is budgeted. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and It passed
TOBACCO PREVENTION COORDINA-
TOR-Regina Washabaugh. Tobacco
Prevention Coordinator for Gulf County.
appeared before the Board to discuss tobacco
prevention among children She stated that
there have been several projects targeted
toward the youth, and there are program
funds to be used by the schools for tobacco
FLOOD ELEVATION HOWARD
CREEK-Brad Williams appeared before the
Board to discuss that the Planning/Building
Department notified him that he will be
unable to remodel his house in Howard Creek
(as planned) unless he raises the foundation
to meet the flood elevation requirements.
Upon discussion regarding minor reconstruct.
tion vs major reconstruction, the B dtd
reported that the variances cannot be grant-
ed on the flood elevation requirements
because it directly affects the County's flood
PROPOSED CONTRACTOR LICENh-
ING ORDINANCE-Attorney McFarland
reported that Franklin County has been
removed from the proposed ordinance (they
withdrew from the interlocal agreement). and
he stated that Secuon 5. Subsection 3 has
been deleted Upon motion by Commissioner'
Peters, second by Commissioner Traylor. and
unanimous vote. the B-ard adopted the fol.
lowing titled ordinance Aisth the abote-n-,en-
ORDINANCE NO. 98-10
AN ORDINANCE SETTING UP A LICENS-
ING PROGRAM TO REGULATE CON-
TRACTORS IN GULF COUNTY; PROVID-
ING FOR DEFINITIONS OF VARIOUS,
.KINDS OF CONTRACTORS, REGISTRA-
TION, BOARD AND RELATED DEFINI-
TIONS; CREATING THE GULF COUNTY
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING
BOARD: PROVIDING THAT THE MEM-
BERS OF SAID LICENSING BOARD
SHALL BE THE SAME AS THOSE OF THE
CONSTRUCTION BOARD OF ADJUST-
MENT AND APPEALS OF GULF COUNTY
AS AUTHORIZED BY THE STANDARD
BUILDING CODE: PROVIDING FOR THERE
POWERS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILI-.
TIES OF SAID BOARD: PRESCRIBING-
QUALIFICATIONS AND MAKING PROVI-
SIONS FOR THE REGISTRATION AND
EXAMINATION OF CONTRACTORS: PRO-
VIDING FOR THE RENEWAL THEREOF
AND MAKING CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS
AND EXEMPTIONS FROM SAID PROVI-
SIONS; PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT
AND: COLLECTION OF FEES IN CONNEC-
TION THEREWITH AND MAKING PROVI-
SION FOR THE USE AND DISPOSITION
THEREOF: MAKING CERTAIN ACTS
UNLAWFUL AND PRESCRIBING FOR
SEVERABILTY: REPEAL OF CONFLICT-
ING ORDINANCES: AND EFFECTIVE
(Complete Ordinance on file in the
Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court)
AWARD BID #9798-09/ ADMINISTRA-
TION BUILDING "HARDENING"-Chief
Admirnistrator Butler reported that the bid
from Southeastern Mechanical Contracting
exceeds the amount of funds available for
this project. and Commissioner Peters
motioned to award the bid to Southeastern
Mechardnical i the price can be negotiated
down to the amount of funds available.
Commissioner Knox seconded the motion.
and it passed unanimously
AWARD BID #9798-10A / HAZARD
MITIGATION GRANT LEGAL SERVICES-
Upon discussion regarding requests for pro-
posals (they do not Include amounts),
Commissioner Traylor mouoned to award the
bid for the Hazard Mitigation legal services to
Rish & Gibson. P.A.. If they will provide the
services for the amount budgeted within the
grant program Commissioner Knox seconded
the motion. and It passed unanimously
INVOICE DEAD LAKES WATER MAN-
AGEMENT DISTRICT-Upon discussion by
Chief Administrator Butler regarding an
invoice for the annual special district fee for
the Dead Lakes Water Management District.
Attorney McFarland reported on the process
for hai-tng special distcrcs dlisolved (by an
act of the Legislature) and, recommended that
the Board pay the invoice (which includes a
850.00 late fee). Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor. second by
Commissioner Peters. and unanimous vote.
the Board agreed to pay the Invoice. In the
amount of S225.00. from BCC: Other Current
Charges d Obligations. Chairman Yeager
requested that Attorney McFarland proceed
with having the Dead Lakes Water
Management District and the Highland View
Water & Sew.er District dissolved as soon as
INVOICE INDUSTRIAL PARK-Upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor. second by
Commissioner Knox. and unanimous %ote,
the Board approved payment of KMT. Inc.
Invoice n7 for the Industrial Park project. in
the amount of S46,200 00 IBid #9697-251.
INVOICE M.R.O. HEALTH DEPART-
MENT / BUDGET AMENDMENT-Upon
motion by Commissioner Peters. second by
Commissioner Traylor. and unanimous vote.
the Board agreed to amend the General Fund
budget as follows to reimburse Dr. Carol
Sutton IGulf County Medical Review Officer)
for training expenses. In the amount of
County Health Departments:
Other Current Charges & Obligations
(#42562A9000 SI, .135.00
Resene for Contingencies
(#99984-95000) SI. 135.00
FIRE HYDRANTS HONEYVILLE
AREA-Chjel Administrator Butler presented
an Invoice from Wallace Pump & Supply for
the parts necessary to repair the fire
hydrants to be placed along the Industrial
Park water line through the Honeyville area
Upon motion by Commissioner Stanley. sec-
ond by Commissioner TralIor. and unani-
mous vote. the Board agreed to pay the
inroice in the total amount of S2.313.88) as
District 1 Special Projects Funds
(#2111 1460011 $1,000.00
District 2 Special Projects Funds
S(#2 1111-460021 81.00000
District 5 Special Projects Funds
SR COURTHOUSE WATER BILL / SEWER
TRUCK CITY OF PORT ST. JOE-Chief
Administrator Butler reported that the City of
Port St. Joe agreed to waive the sewer truck
charge that was included on this month's
Courthouse water bill.
E.M.T. EDUCATION CITY OF
WEWAHITCHKA-Chief Administrator Butler
discussed a request for 81,800.00 from the.
City of Wewahitchka for E.M.T. training for
Wewahitchka Ambulance Service. After dis-
cussion, the Board requested that the City of
Wewahitchka submit a list of Individuals who
had received the training, prior to payment
being made. The Board also agreed not to
budget funds for this training in next year's
budget. r, -e n r t '
E, VALUATION AND APPRAISAL
REPORTo (E.A.R.)-Chief ,,Administrator
Butler presented his review of. the written
comments submitted by Indian Peninsula
property owners regarding the County's
E.A.R. He recommended that the report be
sent to the Department of Community
Affairs, with a letter from the County stating
that this report does not reflect the County's
position. Chief Administrator Butler stated
that the public hearing on the E.A.R. will be
held on May 19th. After discussion that the
report from the Indian Peninsula property
Owners contains inaccurate information (and
should not be sent to D.C,A.), Commissioner
Peters motioned to proceed as recommended
by Chief Administrator Butler. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and it passed 4
to 1 with Commissioner Stanley voting no.
DENTAL INSURANCE-Chief Adminis-
trator Butler reported that there is $8,009.00
due in outstanding bills for dental services
for the County employees. He stated that the
County has stop-loss insurance to cover the
balance due at the end of the year. and rec-
ommended that the Board pay the premiums
due for the remainder of the year (through
May 31st) to expedite payment to the den-
lists. He also reported that he has scheduled
a meeting with the representative from
Dental Decisions regarding other available
plans which would hate more restrictions to
prevent this excess cost. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to proceed as recommended
by Chief Administrator Butler. and
Commissioner Stanley seconded the moon.
After further discussion regarding interest
charges by the dentists the motion passed
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS/
GULF CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE-Chief
Administrator Butler reported that he has
been requested to meet -ith Jimmy King
(Chief Investigator for D.O.C.I On April 15th
at G C.I. regarding a dispute between them
and Gulf County. Upon discussion.
Commissioner Peters motioned to send a let-
ter of support of G.C.I. to the Department of
Corrections. Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and It passed unanimously.
BUILDING OFFICIAL POSITION-Chief
Administrator Butler reported that 13 appli-
cations were received for the Building Official
/ Assistant Planner position, and he had
interviewed the top 5. He presented a memo-
randum. through which he recommended
that the Board hire Michael Hammond for
this position Commissioner Peters motioned
to approve this recommendation effective
May 4lth and Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion for discussion. After discus-
sion regarding the top 5 applicants, experi-
ence, etc.. the motion passed unanimously
(to follow the recommendations in the memo-
DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS FLOOD-
ING-Emergency Management Coordinator
Nelson reported on the progress of the dam-
age assessment reports throughout the
County, and stated that work by the volun-
teers search & rescue, fire departments, etc.)
may be submitted as in-kind services for the
12.51%. match. Chairman Yeager reported that
an application was received from the
Governor's Office regarding the State paying
the 12.5% match (It will be completed and
submitted as soon as possible).
AMNESTY DAY-Solid Waste Director
Danford reported that Amnesty Day has been
re-scheduled, and will now be held on May
D.E.P. INSPECTIONS FIVE POINTS/
WETAPPO-Solid Waste Director Danford
reported that both Five Points Landfill ard
Wetappo C & D Landfill passed the recent
Department of Environmental Protection
DEBRIS REMOVAL HURRICANE
OPAL-Solid Waste Director Danford report-
ed that D.E.P. representatives have Inspected
the Cape San Blas area. and have agreed to
remove the concrete and other debris left
from Hurricane Opal.
ADVERTISING FLOOD DAMAGE
INFORMATION LINE-Solid Waste Director
Danford reported that the Information line
has been set up at the Road Department, and
advertised in The Star.
BEACH EROSION CAPE SAN BLAS-
Solid Waste Director Danford reported that
representatives of F E M.A. and D.C.A. have
Inspected the erosion damage from high
winds and waves at Cape San Bias, but they
did not feel qualified to make a determina--
tion: therefore they will send a coastal expert
to Inspect that area.
INVOICE SPECIAL MASTER HEAR-
ING/UNION-Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner Traylor. and
unanimous vote. the Board approved pay-
ment of an invoice from Thomas K. Goldle.
Arbitrator for Union Special Master Case
#SM-98-019, in the amount of S2.399.56 (to
be paid from Professional Litigation Services,
SPECIAL MEETING IMPASSE ISSUES
/GRIEVANCE-Administrator Wells request-
ed that Chairman Yeager schedule a meeting
for the Board to address the union impasse
issues and to hear a grievance. *
EQUIPMENT REIMBURSEMENT -
FLOODING-Upon discussion by Emergency
Management Director Wells, Commissioner
Traylor motioned for funds received for reim-
bursement for equipment used during the
flood to come to the Board. Commissioner
Stanley seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (certain funds for items directly
related to a specific department will go to
HURRICANE OPAL REIMBURSE-
MENT-Emergency Management Director
Wells reported that the final payment was
received for reimbursement of Hurricane
Opal damages, and the total received was
DAMAGE ROBERTS CEMETERY-
Captain Nugent reported that the damage
done by juveniles at Roberts Cemetery has
almost been repaired, and the kids have been
COASTAL EROSION SURVEY / LIGHT-
HOUSE-Building Official Combs discussed
a letter from the Department of Environmen-
tal' Protection regarding coastal erosion in
Gulf County, and he stated that some of the
information regarding "critical" areas is inac-
curate. After further discussion, the Board
requested that Chief Administrator Butler
submit (1) a response letter to D.E.P. regard-
ing certain "critical" areas at Cape San Bias -
because grant funds may be available- and
(21 a letter requesting that the coastal con-
struction control line at St Joe Beach be
relocated. Mrs. Betty McNeill stated that the
Historical Society wants the old lighthouse
keeper's quarters wouldd like to moce It near
the Maddox Housel. '1
VETERANS OUTPATIENT CLINIC-
Veterans' Senice Officr Williams reported
that the new veterans outpatient clinic to be
constructed at the Coastal Systems Station
In Panama City will not benefit Gulf County
veterans because we are in a different senice
area than Bay County veterans
NATIONAL HURRICANE CONFER-
ENCE-Commissioner Peters reported on the
National Hurricane Conference in Virglrna
and demonstrated a new heater meal which
ha a shelf-life of 30 months.
DISTRICT 3 CLEANUP-Commlssioner
Knox reported that cleanup will begin at St.
Joe Beach r.ithin the next few days. and then
will move on to Beacon Hill.
SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE / ARTI-
CLE-Commissioner Knox discussed a por-
tion of The Stanley Scoop advertised in the
Gulf County Breeze relating to the S 1.000.00
pre-applicallon review fee for subdivision
Inspections. LUpon his Inquiry. Chief
Administrator Butler reported that this fee is
PROPOSED ANIMAL CONTROL ORDI-
NANCE-Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor. second b. Commissidoi-W'? tardey.
ano unanimous vote. the Board agreed to
adverse to hold a public hearing to consider
adoption of the proposed arnmal control ordi-
INSPECTION SOUTH GULF COUNTY
E.M.S.-Chairman Yeager commended South
Gull County E.M S. Director McGufftn and
staff for the fine job they have done with the
ambulance service, and he reported that they
passed the State Inspection with exemplary
status for records and vehicles.
NATIONAL HURRICANE. CONFER-
ENCE-Commissioner Peters reported that
Florida was used as an example for excellent
hurricane preparedness, and was commend-
ed for the Interlocal agreements for assis-
tance between the .counties (and cities).
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Tra3lor. sec-
ond by Commissioner Knox. and unanimous
vote. the meeting did then adjourn at 9:18
WARREN J. YEAGER, JR.
BENNY C. LISTER
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
APRIL 17, 1998
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Warren J. Yeager, Jr. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox and Nathan
Others present were; County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Chief Deputy Clerk
Douglas C Birmingham. Deputy Clerk
Towan McLemore. Chief Administrator Don
Butler, Administrative Assistant Debbe
Wibberg, Emergency Management/911
Coordinator Marshall Nelson, and Sheriff
The meeting was called to order at
12:01 p.m., E.D.T.
OVERTIME SHERIFF'S DEPART-
appeared before the Board to request an
advance of funds to pay his employees for the
overtime worked during the flood (he will
reimburse the Board when his F.E.M.A.
funds are received). Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Knox. and unanimous (3-0)
vote, the Board agreed to advance the Sheriff
$33,687.77 which he will reimburse when his
funds are received from F.E.M.A. (this
includes the 12.5% match). Sheriff
McKelthen thanked the Board for their assis-
tance in this matter.
CHANGE ORDER / INVOICE ADMIN-
ISTRATION BUILDING-Upon motion by
Commissioner Knox, second by
Commissioner Peters, And unanimous (3-0)
vote, the Board approved a change order and
invoice from Fisher Construction, in the
amount of $965.00. for gutters for the new
INVOICE COURT REPORTER SER-
VICES-Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner Knox, and
unanimous (3-0) vote, the Board approved
payment to First Choice Reporters, in the
amount of $1,272.50. for court reporting ser-
vices for March, 1998 (to be paid from vari-
ous court reporter line items).
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second
by Commissioner Knox, and unanimous (3-0)
vote, the meeting did then adjourn at 12:04
WARREN J. YEAGER, JR.
BENNY C. LISTER
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOB, FL e THuRSDAY, MAY 28.199S
The Star Port St Joe FL Th ge Seven
AUCTION! EVERY FRI. NITE, 7 pm,
EST at Port Theatre Antique Mall, Pt St. Joe.
Shop 'til midnight! Mall open Tues. Sat.
Wade Clark Auctions
10% Buyer's Premium, AB 1239; AU 1737.
1985 Pontiac Parisenne, 9 passenger
wagon, 1 owner, low mileage, clean.
647-5179. 2tc 5/28
1981 CJ5, good shape; $3,000. Call
827-2906 or 850-584-9723. 2tc 5/28
Convertible 1994 Chevy Cavalier,
loaded, runs perfect, looks great,
$7,500. 639-3737 or 639-3410.
'75 Jeep Cherokee 4x4, good condition.
clean, $2,500. 229-6800. 2tc 5/28
1976 Vega, runs good. S750 obo. Call
229-6821. Itp 5/28
1987 Honda CRX sl. silver w/tinted
windows, power moon roof, 5 spd., fuel
injected, new tires, radiator, alternator,
water pump & battery. High miles but
runs excellent Gets 45 mpg hwy., good
overall condition, excellent for dally St.
Joe P.C. commuting. $1.800. Call 648-
4774, leave mesage. 2tp 5/21
Classic *69 Buick "Wildcat" hardtop. 4
dr.. 8 cyl., restorable. good tires.
$1,000. 229-6860. Proceeds to be given
to Faith Christian School. 2tp 5/21
1981 Chevette scooter, need ,starter,
$600 obo. Call 827-2916 if no answer.
leave message. 2tc 5/21
1997 Ford Explorer XLT. loaded to the
max. Onginal owner. like new. 25.000
miles, $22,500. 850-234-0982.
"Hoss" truck for sale. 4wd. 500 hpi-
engine, moderate high ride, good body,
new paint. S5.000 fhrm. Bill 647-9286.
Must Sell: '89 Buick Skylark. blue. two
door. good student car. S2.200. Call
827-1695. 4tc 5/14
198.1 Oldsmobile Cutlass body. engine
and interior in great shape. air cond..
power windows."eruise 'control. 70.200
original miles. $2,000 obo. Call 647-
3497 after-6:00. tic 5/7
*93 Honda 250 Nighthawk motorcycle.
low miles. S1.950. Call 227-1639 or
227- 1109. ask for Charlie or Linda.
Sf. c 5/7
17' center console, 85 hp Suzuki motor,
depth finder, radial trailer. 84,000. 647-
3100. 4tc 5/28
2 new rebuilt 225 Johnson outboards.
with controls and gauges. 84,500 each.
Call 227-7360. 4tc 5/14
26.1' Mako with twin 150 hp Evinrudes,
less than 400 hours. Some electronics
and all aluminum tandem trailer.
Reasonable offer. 648-8211. tfe 5/7
Vacation home: 1 1/2 hr. north of
Atlanta in Murphy. N.C. 2 bd.. 2 ba.
complete furnished, no smokers.no
pets. 850-639-2465 or 828-837-0272.
S375 per week. 6tc 5/21
Unfurnished 2 bedroom. 1 1/2 bath
; townhouse, 1022 Woodward Aye., 8495:
month. Must see to appreciate. Call-
Anne between 8 a.m. 5 p.m. at, 229-
6914. 4tc 5/14,
1402 Long Ave., 2 bedroom, 1 bath, din-
ing. and sun room, cen. a/h, $375,
deposit and lease required. Call 227-
5443, leave message. tic 5/28
Say yaa Saw I In 74T St.=!
Safe 'N Dry Storage
302-B Reid Ave., PSJ FL
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Two bedroom, in Howard Creek, high &
dry, $275 month, plus deposit. Call
850-327-4889. 2tp 5/21
Two bedroom house with central
heat/air in.Wewa. Call 639-5552.
PINE RIDGE APTS., 850-227-7451.
Affordable living for low to middle
income families located at 125 Venus
Dr., Port St. Joe. Rents start at $265.
Water, sewer, garbage, carpet & mini
blinds. 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments.
Equal Housing Opportunity. Volce/TIY
Access, 352-472-3952. 3tc 5/14
Mobile home lot for rent, Mexico Beach.
Call 648-5476. tfc 5/7
Downtown Port St. Joe office space for
rent, $250 includes utilities. Call 229-
7121, ask for Bill. tfc,5/7
2 bedroom apartment in Wewa. Call
639-2268 if no answer please leave,
name and message. .. 4tc 5/144
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
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Affordable
housing for the elderly and the hand-
Cen.' h. &a. laundry facilities,, energy'
efficient const.. stove & refrig., fur-
nished, fully carpeted. I bdrm.. apts. on
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more Information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
For Sale/Rent: Bayfront house at Cape
San Bias, 3 bdrm., 2 ba., Ig. covered
decks, appliances. Call Phil at 227-
2112 or 229-8409. tfc 5/7
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. I block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 5/7
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrlig.
cen. h&a. screen porch, carport &
Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig.. washer/dryer hook-up.
*New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house. I 1/2 ba..
inside laundry rm. ch&a, dishwasher
& stove, fully carpeted. No pets. ,;.
*-Small 2 bdrm. home. auto. heat &'iar.
*One bedroom apartment, washer
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
Executive home: 3 bedroom. 2 bath.
new paint Inside and out. appliances.
On golf course. 229-7177 days. ask for
Colleen. tic 5/7
Porch & Yard Sale: Friday and
Saturday. May 28-29, 9 a m. 2 p.m. #4
Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach. Table & chairs.
other furniture., men's & women's cloth-
ing. cat walker, linens & misc. ltc 5/28
Yard Sale at Beacon Hill on corner of
Bonnet and Starfish. Little of this, that '
and more. 8 a.m.. Friday. May 29th.
Moving Sale: June 5 & 6. 8:00 a.m. -
6:00 p.m.,; located on .CR 30-A (Cape
San Blas Rd.), 2 miles from Treasure
Bay Lodge, follow thesigns. Steel utility
building (14'xl6'1 with power and lights,
work bench. tools, shelving. RCA DSS
satellite dish with receiver and remote
control, exercise equipment, furniture.
bedding, clothing. paintings, mirrors.
household items. 229-2723. litp
3 family yard sale, 2 moving I collec-
tor.. Saturday. 7 a.m. CDT. 42nd St..
Mexico Beach. I tc 5/28
Established Real estate Office has open-
ing for Sales Agent. Florida Real estate
license is required. Call Parker Realty of
Mexico Beach. Inc.. 850-648-5777.
Needed two cashiers, experience help-
ful. Please call 229-8808. 1 tc 5/28
Class A or B CDL drivers needed. Apply
in person, C. R. Smith & Son, Inc., 3071
W. Hwy. 98, Port St. Joe, FL.: Salary
D.O.E. tfc 5/28
Part-time dell, must be clean, neat and
responsible. Scallop Cove Cafe. Must
have own transportation. 229-7,080.
Pest control technician, Port St. Joe
area. Please call 227-7378. Itc 5/28
Shoney's, Panama City Beach now hir-
ing following positions: cooks, cashiers,
hostess, salad bar attendants. Apply
Monday Thursday. 4tc 5/21
Housekeepers needed, part time,
Saturday, quality and dependability a
must. 227-3730. 3tp 5/14
Air conditioning duct
installers, experienced or will
train right person. Service tech
experience only, must be EPA
certified. Drug free workplace.
GW Service, 229-9125. 2tc
Gulf Coast Community College is seek-
ing applicants for Adjunct Instructor
Adjunct instructor/Biology. Part-
time, as-needed basis. Master's Degree
with 18 hours in the field required.
Instructor needed to teach day and
night classes at the Gulf/Franklin
Center, Contact Dr. Sandra Etheridge at
Adjunct Instructor/Physical Science.
Part-time, as-needed basis to instruct
Physical Science Survey, Earth and
Space Science Survey, Meteorology, and
Oceanography. Masters degree with 18
hours in the field required. Instructors
needed to teach day and night classes'
at the Gulf/Franklin Center. Contact Dr
Sandra Etheridge at (850) 872-3848.
Adjunct Instructor / Remedial Math-
ematics. Part-tl me, as-needed basis to
Instruct preparatory courses in Basic
Math, and fundamentals of Algebra
bachelors degree required. Instructor
needed to teach day and night classes
at the Gulf/Franklin Center Contact
Janice McFatter at (850) 872-3852.
Part-time. as-needed basis to instruct
advanced mathematics courses.
,Master's degree with 18 hours In the
field required. Instructors needed for
day and night: classes at the
Gulf/Franklin Center. Contact Janice
McFatter at (850) 872-3852.
Adjunct Instructor/Language Arts.
Part-time, as-needed to Instruct
English. Literature, Reading. Speech
and Spanish. Master's Degree with 18
hours in the field required. Experience
in instruction of exposition and argu-
mentative composition preferred for
English disciplines. Instructors needed
for day and night classes at the
Gulf/Franklin Center. Contact Joyce
Burtermore at (850) 873-3515.
Adjunct Instructor/Criminal Justice.
Part-time. as-needed basis to instruct
advanced criminal law and criminal jus-
tice courses. Master's degree with 18
hours in the field required. Instructors
needed for night classes at the
Gulf/Franklin Center. Contact Bob
Jones at (850) 872-3876.
GCCC Is an Equal Opportunity
Emolover Itc 5/28
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
1knotitole Woob Nlorks
Cabinets, Custom Mantles,
Free Estimates RF 0066770
RENA CHAFIN ,
Independent MariKering Rep. #119212
107 Sunset Circle Port St. Joe.
TLC Lawn Service
Catering to AlI Your Lawn
rJo,.,irg, Tiirnrrlrig, Cler, Our s.
Manicuring. cra-,,ing Fertillzirng
Lardscaping ondl Iiiric.r Eprrin er Rep-c-ir
fet A.,oiolale 229-6435
JVU'I 1 Residential
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
* Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
4 PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
Gulf County Association for Retarded
Citizens mr in Port St Joe. Florida. is
accepting applications for the position
of' Transportation Director. This full-
time administrative position requires a
Bachelor's Degree in the area of
Management: or Business Administra-
tion, or four years experience in trans-
portation related job skills. Additional
experience In financial operations.
human resources. grant writing. transit
operations and procedures. and com-
puter skills may substitute for the col-
lfge. requirements on, a year-for-year
basis. Preference shall be given to expe-
rience directly related to the-adminis-
tration of: a non-profit agency. Job
description, qualifications and respon-
sibilitles may be obtained from the Gulf
County Association for Retarded
Citizens office at 303 Peters St.. Port St.
Joe. FL 32456. Salary is based on qual-
ifications and experience. Closing date
for application .is June 5;, 1998 at 5:00 :
P.M. This position is Department of
Labor. Wage and Hour exempt. GCARC
Is an equal opportunity employer
Tourist Information specialist Inde-
pendent contractor status. 6 mos. con-
tract. good public relations background,
basic information specialist, computer
experience a must. Deadline for sub-
mission. 6-5-98. Send resumes includ-
ing salary history to Me-ico Beach CDC.
P.O. Box 13382. Mexico Beach, FL
32410. 2tc 5/21
HIRING PRODUCTION WORKERS,
Applications will be accepted In the
Personnel office between the hours of
8:30 AM TO 12 NOON, AND 1:00 PM
to 4:30 PM, on Tuesday, May 26.
1998 through Friday, June 15, 1998.
Florida Coast Paper Company, L.L.C.,
600 W. Hwy. 98, Port St. Joe, FL.
EOE. M/F/D. 2tc 5/21
Mechanic needed: must have 3 years
exp. in diesel engines and hydraulic
systems. Must have own tools and pre-
fer CDL. Paid holidays. IRA & Insur-
ance. Call 850-785-7099. 3tc 5/21
'No job loo big, or too small"
Free Estimales Insured
. tfc 5/7
Jeff Wood 227-1559
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
1%here Quaitrr Is Higher Than Price'
BART'S ;) I
HANDYMAN 'Ow' --
Painting, Interor/Exterior Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
- PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
5x10 10x10 10x20
'On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
z CARPET CLEANING M
- Odor Control 24 Hr Water Damage Z
, -* Pet Stains Free Estimates Z
V) (850) 227-5098 or 229-9663
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
Cottage cleaners needed immediately,.
weekend work. 227-3730. Itc 5/28
SUBWAY, Port St. Joe. Looking for
energetic, outgoing individuals for after-
noon and closing shifts. Good working
environment. Pick up applications :at
store, corner of Hwy. 98 & First St.
Waiters, waitresses and cashiers apply
in person at Toucan's on Hwy. 98.
Mexico Beach. See Bill or John; :No
phone calls please. tfc 5/7
Now hiring food servers, kitchen help
and bartenders. Apply in person at The
Top of the Gulf, talk with Jonnie. No
phone calls please. tic 5/7
Found: long-haired female, declawed
cat, found in Wewa. near high school.
Call 639-5323 or 639-2633. 2tp 5/21
PHOTOGRAPHER: wedding photos
over 100 proofs, starting at S250. Great
quality. 850-648-8224. Itc 5/28
Electric kitchen range & Kenmore trash
compactor, both in good condition. 75
each. 648-8251. Itc 5/28
Matching sofa and chair, mauve, blue &
cream. 8100. Frigidaire dryer. works
good. 835. 647-3126. lit 5/28
Watch Bands & Batteries, 216 3rd St.
227-PAWN, BUY, SELL OR TRADE
Need a sitter? Call me! Mother of two
would love to sit for your children Mon.-
Friday, 8 hrs. a day. S50 week.
Saturday S20 per child I have a large
yard and would give your child all their
needs. I have lots of experience & refer-
ences. Call Adonna at 647-9396 St. Joe
t 7T4e Star!
S&6 I Enterprises
BASIC LAWN CARE S
We Manicure Your Lawn to Your
850-647-5722, fax 647-3870,
Cell 850-227-6738 5
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
UC iERI03168 INSURED
1985 mobile home 14'x58'. 2 bdr., 1 1/2
bath, cent. air, new plumbing, exc.
floors, custom cabinets. $7,500. 827-
2885., 2tp 5/28
Plastic Business. Cards full color,
both sides photos, and logos no prob-
lem. Restaurant menus in color, lami-
nated. 850-648-8224. Itc 5/28
Golf clubs, Titleist DCI irons 3-pw. Top-
flite Tour Ti irons 3-sw, custom made
Washer, $100. dryer (gas) $100, freezer
upright $250. Window air conditioner.
18,000 btu, $275. 648-8334. 2tc 5/21
One Story & Clark piano. a contempo-
rary console. like new. 37.5" high, 8895.
You move. Call 227-2019. tfc 5/21
Day Idles. all colors, red, cream, laven-
der. pink, salmon, gold and peach. Jean
Stebel. 6760 Hwy. 71, White City. 827-
1304. tfc 5/7
TOPSOIL DRIVEWAY SHELL
14'x70' mobile home w/addition. Must
move. 639-2344. tfc 5/7
AKC registered Shlh-tzu puppies, born
April 19. 1998. 3 females. 8400 ea.: 2
males. S375 ea. Call 229-2633, if not
home, leave message. 4tp 5/21
Beautiful wooded acre, restricted subdi-
vision. Whispering Pines In
Wewahltchka. 639-3737 or 639-3410.
813.000. tfe 5/28
C. J.'s Latwn
FULL LAWN SERVICE
VACUUM YARD MACHINES TRIM-
I will work for you.
Serving Mexico Beach. St. Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe and'
Clyde Sanford (850) 648-8492
LICENSED & INSURED
LIC. #RC0050321 .
Port St. Joe Call
Mobile 899-0219 or
Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition, & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
S R0043378 ER0007623
Stev's Pintig Sevic
GARRY L. GADDIS.
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
648-5474 FL License ER 0010992, RA0054218,
LIC. #RF0051042 RG0051008 ER 0011618
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
free PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
st -a$ REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
stfinatU -INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 850229-6821
St. Joe Glass & Mirror
816-D 4th St. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 227-3885
Mirrors Plex-Glass Furniture Tops Desk Tops
Residential Commercial Industrial Shower Doors
Boat Glass Heavy Equipment Glass
H & M IRRIGATION
for All Your Watering Needs
S FREE ESTIMATES "-
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FOR RENT I HELP WANTEDDTHHELP WANTEED] HELP WANTED HELP WANTED
TRADES and SERVICES
Pate Elfbt The Star Port St. Joe. FL.*
Six acres in Wewa on Hwy. 71, two
miles north of town, $40,000. 639-2268
or 747-9496. 4tc 5/28
Older frame, 3 bdrm.; 2 ba., appraised
at $43,000. 1650 sq. ft. 226 8th St.,
Port St. Joe. Call 850-229-8059, 850-
747-8280 after 5 EDT. 3tp 5/26
Restaurant/fully equipped, commercial
building in Wewahitchka. Seats 60.
Excellent condition. 639-2268 or 747-
9496. 4tc 5/28
Older home, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, fixer-
upper, 507 7th St., Port St. Joe. Call
850-229-8059 or 850-747-8280 after 5
EDT. 3tp 5/26
Cape San Bias townhome for sale by
owner. Security gate, ocean view.
Tennis, pool, fishing lakes. Like new,
many extras. Must see to appreciate.
227-3351. tfc 5/7
'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.
246 Pompano St., 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 5/7
1/2 acre lots. 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekvlew Subd., with septic
tank & well. $2,500 down. 8132.16 mo.
Call George, 229-6031. tfc 5/7
Photographer for Hire: family
reunions, church directories, family
portraits, real estate. Call 850-648-
8224. tc 5/28
COINS BY THE BAYI
I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803.
LAWN CARE, general mainte-
nance & repair. Call 647-9214.
Wewa Serenity Group. Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday and
Thursday at 7:00.
Storm Damage? Offering water
clean up. Painting Interior -
exterior, sheetrock work, debris
removal, panelling, tree ser-
vices. Call Larry 639-4501
Average Stump $ 10.00
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
inc. tax and labor
(3 ton cooling only) Lbc #RA0063725
Matincheck At Your Service, Inc.
Mexico Beach 648-5476
GULF VIEW Large mobile home lot in
restricted subdivision. High elevation,
paved streets, city water & chain link
fence on boundaries. Located on Auger
Ave. and Sunray Court, Beacon Hill,
$35,000. Call Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, Inc. for further info. 850-648-
5777. tfc 4/30
A nice 3. bdrm., 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75'x150' lot in quiet.
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
$55,000. Call 647-3292. tfc 5/7
Nice 2 bedroom mobile home, fenced
corner lot, low down payment.
Owner/agent, $25,000. 647-9358..
1/2 acre lots on
paved county road,
septic tanks, wells,
natural gas, ready
to move onto.
financing with 10%
down. Call Billy
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Saturday 8:00 p.m. ETl
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
AL-ANON Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church, PSJ
Remodeling, Renovation Home
Maintenance & Repair Interior &
Exterior Painting Marine Construction
25 years experience
BOB'S PAINT &
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
BaltzeU Ave. Phone 227-7229
0 ^, tentione to etail
Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
Fine carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fences
Insured License #RR0067190 .
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 Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Peetce Heating & Cooling
LICENSED INSURED SALES AND SERVICE
A/C Healing Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration '* New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
State Uc. #RA0066486 229-COOL
C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt e Port-O-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom.
Compost and Sand,
Complete Septic Service!
Installation Pump-Out Repair
For sale by owner: two story new home,
2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrmr, 2 1.2 bath, mas-
ter bdrm., 22'xl6' with garden tub,
sunken den w/flreplace and home the-
atre system with surround sound. Front
and rear porch, 12'xl6' util. shed. By
appt. only. 101 Yaupon, 229-6411.
1 1/2 story. 4 bedroom, 3 bath house
on 4 lots, 300x180, 907 16th St. Call
871-2413 for appt. 8tc 5/21
Home for sale by owner: brick home, I
1/2 lots, nice neighborhood. 4 bed-
rooms, 2.5 baths. family room. nV
room. Formal living & dining room.'
Custom kitchen & breakfast nook, hot
tub, swimming pool, large deck, fenced
in back yard. 2700 sq. ft. heating &
cooling. Location 103 20th St., PSJ
(904) 229-8409. By appointment only.
NEEDED TO RENT: Mexico Beach rest-
.dent needs to rent 500- 1,000 sq. ft. on
the beaches for telephone office. Office
space. small house, or clean mobile
home considered. Long term lease. Call
Blake 769-8883 day/648-4153 eves.
Wanted house in Wewahitchka area.
Call 227-3511 Pat. tfc 5/7
S-a t," .u Saw I 7?Se S /
eae 227-127 to. Plaw Ad
THE ANTENNA MAN,
Presently doing installations, upgrades and
repairs of all antennas and satellite sys-
tems. We also install stereo surround sound1
and trouble shoot your present system.
Locally owned & operated
All questions answered
Bus lic. #00407
IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA. IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: The Marriage of
RICHARD K, LONG,
CASE NO. 98-153
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO, Sandra Long
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action'
for Dissolution ol Marriage has been filed against
you and you are required to serve-a copy of your
wrnien defenses, If any. io this action on DAVID
C GASKIN. ESQ. PetitUoner's attorney, whose
address Is Po-t Oflice Box 185, Wewahitchka.
Florida 32465. on or before the 12th day of June,.
1998. and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on petitioner's attorney
or Immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against vou Ior the relief demanded in
WITNESS T my hand and the seal of this court
on the 12 day of.ily. 1998.
Benny C Lister
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ T. Knox .
4tc. May 14. 21.28 and June 4. 1998
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY.
IN RE ESTATE OF PROBATE DIVISION
Lols A Young File Number 98-36
Deceased Division -
-NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION .
The administration of the estate of Lois A Young
deceased. File Number 98-36. Is pending in the
Circuit Court tor Gulf Counr. Florida. Probate
Diislon. the address of which Is 1000 5th Street.
Port SL Joe. FL 32456. The names and addresses of
the persona) representative and the personal repre-
sentatae s attorney are set forrih belo-.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
All persons on whom this notice Is served who have
I aleTRA D ES aCu SERV ICEoo
SResildenllol Cuslom Wooc
* Comrmerclol Indusrial
A & R Fence
...' 'acia 9nd Concrete Work .
Al,-r. FlF.ischm.,r.n FREE Eslmaoles
EIN P593115646 (850) 647-4047
* TRAINING UPGRADES
* CLASSES ON
City of Port Sl. Joe only 41p sr
T. C. Fish Enterprises COME'UT'ER REPAIR
MINOR REPAIRS CONSULTING UPGRADES
Edward L. Fisher, Electronics Technician
525 Madisoni St. Port St. Joe
850-229-6704 4-p 5,128
1. When life was less complicated?
2. When tax return costs were reasonable?
3. When SERVICE was a priority?
IT STILL IS!
Call Wanda Brown Davis at 827-2315 or fax 827-2398
Now accepting new bookkeeping accounts and
income taxes. Prompt reasonable
T.V. 8 V.C.R. SALES
Zenith G.E. RCA & Magnavox
Factory Authorized Service
We Service What We Sell
Badcock Home Furnishings Center
310 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
"Q$rPe' r G'y S0 s 1 2
For the Handynman nd Sportsman
We strive to meet your needs!
Hardware BLP Paints Ammunition
Hunting.Supplies Mobile Home & Boat Trailer Parts
Live & Frozen Bait fackle -* Gifts and Souvenirs
306 Reid Avenue Roy Todd, Owner
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850) 229-8933
S. Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
This area's most experienced refinishers.
We do it ALL from furniture to floor.
827-8828 ask for Dusty
objections that challenge the validity of the will, the
qualifications of the personal representative, venue.
or jurisdiction of this Court are required to file their
objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF .
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE'OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is served within three
months after the date of the first publication of this
nouce must flle their claims with this Court WATHIN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SECRMCE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THCM
All other creditor, ol the decedent'and persons has-
Ing claims or oermands against the decedent's euLie
must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST FPUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice is
Attorney for Personal Represenauue
/s.' George E Zola
Flonda Bar No 0559865
Robins. Preston. Becketl. Grilf & Gugle Co., L.P.A.
1328 Dublin Road Columbus OH 43215
Charles G Young
5037 Marn Road ..
Bellvile. OH 44813
2tc. May 28 and June 4, 1998
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
,JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA. IN
AND FOR GULF COLINTY
CASE NO 98-35
IN RE: The Estate of : :
I MARTHA ELIZABETH KINARD.
NOTICE QF ADMINISiTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
MARTHA ELIZABETH KINARD. deceased. File
Number 98-35. is pending in the Circuit Court for
Gulf County Flonda. Probate Din1 ion. the addre of
which is Gull County Courthou'e. FProbate Division.
1000 5th Street. Port St Joe. FL 32456 The name
and address of the Personal Repre'entauve and his
attorney are set forth below
All Inierested persons are required to file
WTrIHIN THREE 131 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE III All
claims against the eistte and 12) any objection by an
interested person on whom notice uas -erved that
challenges the validity of the W'ill. the quahiflcatirons
of the Personal Representauve. senue or junsdicton
of the Court
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTiONS
NOT SO FILED \VLL BE FORELT.R BARRED
DATE of di-e rit publicauon of ithL Notice of
/s/ THOMAS S GIBSON
RISH GIBSON. PA
206 E 4th SLreet
P 0 Box 39
Port St Joe. Flonda 32456
(904 ) 229-82 11
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO 0350583
/s/ DONAL E KINARD
347 W Lakevlew Drive
Wewahlitchka. FL 32465
2tc May 21 and 28. 199_4
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT I fOLIRTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THL SIATE OF FLORIDA. IN
AND FOR GULF COUNT'
TYNDALL FEDERAL CREDrl UnION.
c/o Shelley L Grnifin, Esquire
P 0 Box 59760
Panama City. FL 324 12-0 760
vs. Case' riinber 98-0101-CA
TONYA G S POLLARD
At K/A TONYA GAIL SLAUGH E R POLLARD,.
P 0 Box 848 .
Wewahlichka. Flonds 32465
NOIC E Qf SA_&U
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the under-
signed, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County.
Florida. pursuant to the Fin-l Judanent of mortgage
foreclosure entered in this Cad-" wAll] sell at the North
Door of the Gulf County C.'urlhuue in Port St Joe.
Florida. at II 00 a m EST. on the 1th day of .June.
1998. the following described real property lying and
being in Gulf County. Florida. to-wit
SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT WA
THIS NOTICE dated ihls 13 day of May, 1998.
BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK
Gulf County Circuit Court
SBy: /s/T. Knox
The following desnbed real property. situate, lying
and being in the County of Gulf. State of Florida,
more particularly described as follows
Beginning at a 4" square concrete monument mark-
- ing the Southwest Corner of Southern Homes Unit
ROneEaccordnBg Ll o theTOfficialPPLat thereofB recordEd
I---~~~--- I- -- -- --
1805 Marvin Avenue
156' x 150'
FEATURES: large family room with fireplace,
dining room with bay window, nice kitchen
with breakfast area, den, screened porch, 1800
sf, central heat/air.
PORT ST. JOE
One, according to the Official Plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 3, Page 14, in the Public Records of Gulf
County, Florida, and thence go S88*4T20"W along
the North R/W line of Reid Avenue (50 foot wide R/W)
for a distance of 219.63 feet to a nail and disc marked
R.L.S. No. 4111 on the Easterly R/W line of State
Road No. 71; thence go NOO00'00"E along the
Easterly R/W line of State Road No 71 for a diL nce
of 164.41 feet to an iron rod and cap marked L S S
No. 4889: thence departing said R W line to
N8846'04"E for a distance of 219.62 feet to an iron
rod and cap marked L.S.S. No. 4889 on the Westerly
boundary of a Southern Homes Unit One: thence go
S00*0'00" along said Westerly boundary for a dis-
tance at' 164 50 feet to the Point of Beginning.
2tc, May 21 and 28 1998
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 98-16 CA
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK AS SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER WITH FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK
OF FLORIDA, a National Banking Association,
JOy RENA DENSMORE. et al.,
Delend ant ,
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the
Final Judgment in rfreclosure dated May 5. 1998
and entered in Case No 98-16 CA of the Circuit
Court o the 14tllh Judicial Circuit In and for Gulf
County, Florida. wherein FIRST UNION NATIONAL
BANK. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH FIRST
UNION NATIONAL. BANK OF FLORIDA. a National
Banking Association is Plaintiff, and JOY RENA
DENSMOREE DENSMORE, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JOY RENA DENSMORE, IF ANY,
JOHN DOE OR ANY OTHER PERSON IN POSSES-
SION, GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS, a political subdivision of The State
of Florida, et al are the defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at the Gulf
Counrv Courthouse 1000 Filth Street Port St.
Joe FtL 32456 at I I 00 Al EST on the 12th
da) of June. 1998. the following desCribed proper-
ty as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment: to
Lots 2 and 3 In Block 2, of FOREHAND'S
FIRST ADDITION TO HIGHLAND VIEW.
Florida. according to the olllcial plat
thereof on Hile In the office c-f the Clerk of
the Circuit Court of Gulf Counry, Florida.
Street Addre- 1956 Parker Avenue, Port
St Joe. Florida 32456
DATED at Port St Joe Gulf County. Florida this
5th day of Ma. 1998
BENNY C LISTER
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ Tonya Knt, Depurt Clerk
Scott E Simowitz. E;q
Moskowitz Mandell. Salim & Simowltz, P.A.
800 Corporate Drie Suite 510
Fort Lauderdale. FL 33334
2[c May 28 and June 4. 1998
NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN. Under Chapter
90-267. that the undersigned. desinng to engage in
business under the Fiutuuous Name of
SUNRISE CARE & REHABILITATION FOR BAY ST
Located at: i
220 9TH STREET
in the citv of PORT ST JOE. GULL Counry. Florida
intends tlo register the said naTne with the Division
of Corporauons of the Department of State
Dated at Tallahassee, Florida, this the 28th
day ofMay, 1998.
SUNRISE HEALTHCARE CORPORATION D/B/A
MOONRISE HEALTHCARE CORPORATION
Itc. May 28, 1998.
The City of Port St Joe will be iponsornng the
"Summer Food Serice Piograrm for Children" at
the Washington Gymr and STAC House dunng June
I July 24. 1996
The program Is sumlar to the National School
Lunch Program It provides nutrlnonally balanced
meal, to needy cruldren regardless of race color.
creed, religion sex handicap. age or national on-
gin durmn summer action when school break-
last- and lunches are not available All children 18
years old and younger are eligible or a lunch and
snack at no charge The programs are only
approved for geographical areas of need (or enroll
rmnil a-here one-half of the childrenn qualify for free
or reduced pnce meals during the school %ear
The program is sponsored by the Sutate Department
ltc, May 28. 1998.
For All Your Office
Supply Needs .
Thurs"V. May 28. 19913