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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: June 11, 1998
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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CONSTITUTION



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PiORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA 32456. THURSDAY. JUNE 11, 1998


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PSJ In Finals of Dixie
Boys Tournament
Stats, Photos on Page I OA
June Lawn Care Tips
From Roy Lee Carter, See Page 8A
PD Reports Page 3A
Six Athletes Named to
All-Big Bend Teams
Photos, Story on Page 9A
Pridgeon Signs With
CJC See Sports on Page 9A
Citizens of Tomorrow
Pictorial Display on Page 28
Industrial Park Nears
Completion Page 1B
EMS Recognized by
GPH Page IB


City/County Take



Initial Steps to Expand



Sewer to South Gulf

Would Utilize Vacant Capacity of Port St. Joe's
Wastewater Treatment Facilities to Fullest Extent


Port St. Joe and Gulf County commissioners
took the first steps toward expanding sewer service
to residents in close proximity to Port St. Joe's
wastewater treatment plant.
City commissioners had requested the meeting,
hoping to provide the service for property owners
from St. Joe Beach to Indian Pass (Including the
Cape) and all places in between, while better utilizing
available space at the wastewater treatment plant.
Both groups of commissioners agreed the basic
concept of extending sewer service, and possibly
water in some areas, was a good idea.
They agreed the first step needs to be evaluating
the feasibility of the project and determining what
the bottom line cost to install the service and month-
ly user charges would be.
Mayor Johnny Linton expressed his desires to
make the service offering a joint city/county venture.
.He also noted that numerous residents have given
himrpositive feedback to the idea and are interested
in seeing the expansion.
Commission chairman Warren Yeager pointed
out that acquiring grant funds would probably be the
key to successfully reaching a cost balance between
construction expense and acceptable customer
hook-up charges.


Both groups agreed to that assessment and
agreed to pursue seeking available grant opportuni-
ties.
County Administrator Don Butler told the group
representatives from the Department of Community
Affairs have made offers to help find grant funds for
installing sewer service to coastal communities. He
also suggested Hazard Mitigation grant funds as
another possible money. source.
City Attorney' llly.Joe Rish also suggested St.
Joe Corpor-ation might be interested in contributing
since main sewer lines would run adjacent to most of
their coastal properties within the county.
Preliminary cost estimates, prepared by Preble-
Rish, Inc.. Consulting Engineers indicated it will cost
approximately S4 million dollars to build the main
lines and lift stations to St. Joe Beach (81.15 million)
and Simmons Bayou, Cape San Bias and Indian
Pass (S2.8 million).
Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr. suggested if
the project proves feasible, it might be done in differ-
ent phases. He mentioned putting the issue on a
county-wide referendum to determine the desiresof
residents concerningithe sewage issue.
Future workshop' will be scheduled to further
discuss the issue.


And the Fuss Goes On!


JOHN McINNIS


Mexico Beach

City Manager

Is Retiring
Mexico Beach city council-
men unanimously passed a reso-
lution at Tuesday night's council
meeting to declare June 30, 1998
as "John F. Mclnnis Appreciation
Day" due to his devoted service to
the city. This is the also the last
day Mclnnis will be the City
Administrator, a position In which
he has served for 13 years.
Mclnnis will be retiring and will
be replaced July Ist by Frank
Healy, Public Works
Superintendent of the City of Port
St. Joe.
Many great projects keep on
occurring in Mexico Beach. The
city recently received official noti-
flcaUon that a park grant totaling
$50.000 was approved. This park
will be centrally located on the
beach side lot on the west side of
the El Governor Motel on Highway
98. Plans encompass building a
covered pavilion area, main-
'tanance-free restrooms (similar to
the ones near Toucan's), BBQ
area, parking lot and a beautiful-
ly landscaped area. Donated palm
S' trees have already been planted
on this site.
A total amount of 125 trees,
worth $12,500 has been donated
to the city of Mexico Beach for the
Highway 98 beautification pro-
Ject. Donations have been made
by the citizens of Mexico Beach
and Gulf county residents.
Furthermore, several businesses
along Highway 98 will also be

(See McINNIS on Page 3)


Sewage would be treated by the City of Port St. Joe's wastewater
plant.


County Commissioners Still Fail to Agree As to tilloUp ltn
Whose Opinion (Other than Individual'sOwn) Is Correct Jily 1 fOr r
Iniutating five minute presen- He went on to present his case mg Tuesday evening's meeting.
station time limits and making a that Castlewood Lane was not a -Marion Hough requested the Local residents and annual
concentrated effort to limit per- county road. board send a list of questions to visitors are beginning to get psy-
sonal attacks, by both board Each meeting since 'that time. the Florida Attorney General ched up for the first of July.
members and the public, did the same claim has been stated seeking an opinion from him on
seem at times to help relieve some by the citizens' group in atten- several issues .-, Including
of the tension that has mounted dance with the same end result. Castlewood Lane and its status as
during recent county commission Two commissioners, Tommy a county road.
meetings. Knox and. Chairman Warren Commissioner Tommy Knox
But, at other times, those ten- Yeager, have voted to support asked board attorney McFarland
sions flowed so thick it appeared county attorney Tim McFarland's how the Attorney General's Office
they could almost be cut with a opinion.that Castlewood Lane is a references the issue, after a
knife. county road, based on implied motion was made and seconded
County paving of Castlewood dedication. by Commissioners Stanley and
Lane, during its recent 83 million Commissioners John Stanley Peters to seek the Attorney A
road bond issue, remained at the and Nathan Peters, Jr. have dis- General's opinion.
top of the list of questions for the agreed by vote and statement. McFarland gave his opinion,
fourth consecutive board meeting. saying they don't feel Castlewood stating that what the board is
During the board's April 30th Lane is a county road. being asked to do is not in the
meeting, David Taunton charged Commissioner Billy Traylor parameters of the State Attorney
that Commissioner Billy Travlor has abstained from the votes General's guidelines for review.
--1........4 nfq .. taken...the is.... He further stated the office has


paved the
road as a avor to s
"paw-in-law". David Carl Gaskin.


Nothing much changed dur-


(See FUSS on Page 3)


It's almost t
season to


ime for scallop
open July 1.


ison Nears;

70. Day Run
Yeah. July 4th and all its fun.
fireworks, barbecue, homemade
ice cream, and a full day off from
work as we celebrate our coun-
try's birthday is nice.
But, the annual search for
those sweet, tender mollusks
(scallops) is set to kick-off on
Wednesday, July 1st in St. Joseph
Bay.
According to the Florida
Marine Patrol, all information
provided to them at this point in
time indicates the season and bag
limits will remain the same as last
year, beginning July Ist and run-
ning through September 10th.
Eckley Sanders. manager of
Presnell's Marina said his unoffi-
cial survey of the bay indicates
scallop counts appear to be down
(See SCALLOPS on Page 3)


I Fo m r i i S riceE p o e i th D ept o e fens I


DIANE SCHOLZ


CofC Selects New Executive Director

The Gulf County Chamber of by the Department of Labor in She and her husband, Russ ple. I really care about our


assisting military transitioning
into civilian jobs and lifestyles.
She has also been certified by
the American Association of
Retired People (MRP) in assisting
individuals retiring from one
career and transiUtoning Into a
second career.
Scholz has trained and
worked closely with the
Department of Labor in conduct-
ing job fairs and preparing job
seekers through week-long semi-
nars.


Scholz, an attorney with Rish and
Gibson, first elected to make Port
St. Joe their permanent home in
May of 1992. Ms. Scholz is origi-
nally from Dothan, Alabama,
where she owned and operated a
successful computerized machine
embroidery business for 15 years.
Fancy Stitches.
The Scholz' attend St. James
Episcopal Church in Port St. Joe.
When asked what she feels Is
her greatest attribute, Scholz
replied, "Just a true love of peo-


community and the financial well-
being of everyone. There is a
sense of pride and closeness
among the residents of Gulf
County that really makes you feel
good to be a part of'it."
She continued by saying.
"The position of Executive
Director of the Gulf County
Chamber offers me a challenging
and exciting opportunity to con-
tribute my skills, talents, energy
and enthusiasm to an already
great communityF


Commerce has announced the
selection of its new Executive
Director, Diane Scholz. The direc-
tor has extensive experience and
training in relocation assistance,
information and referral, public
relations. and owning/managing
a small business.
As a former civil service
employee with the Department of
Defense, she has been certified as
a Relocation Specialist and an
Information and Referral
Specialist. She has been trained


Wewa Garbage Collection Customers Expecting Increase in Rate


Regardless of which bid the
City Commrission accepts to pro-
vide garbage pick-up service, resi-
dents of Wewahitchka face a hike
in rates; especially commercial
customers.
The city received three bids to
provide the service at their meet-
ing Monday evening and took
them all under advisement All
three offered once a week collec-
tion, with the exception of com-
mercial customers. Waste Man-
agement of Bay County offered
once or twice a week pick-up ser-
vice while USA IWaste of Florida
and EnvirocleaA Systems, Inc.,


[current collection service] offered
one to five day service to commer-'
cial customers and once a week
to residential customers.
All three bidders offered a
dollar a month discount to senior
citizens.
VARIED BIDS
Waste Management of Bay
County offered the lowest collec-
tion costs to residential custom-
ers and the highest to commercial
customers. Its bid was $9.85 to
residential with $8.85 being as-
sessed senior citizens. Its com-
mercial rate was bid from $42.87


for 2 yard collectors to' $171.47
for eight yard containers for once'
a week pick-up service. Their
twice a week service was twice as
much.
Small commercial customers
with a cart would be charged
$14.75.
USA Waste of Florida's bid
was $13.43 for residential and
from $32.47 to $129.90 for com-
mercial, one time a week. Five
times a week service was five
times as much.
Small commercial custom-
mers with a cart would pay


$19.00.
Enviroclean Systems' bid was
hiked from the present $9.10 a
month to $11.47 for residential
customers (with $10.47 being as-
sessed senior citizens], and from
a present $15.00 for commercial
customers to a sliding scale
which ran from $39.00 to
$109.00 for once a week service.
Its five day a week pick-up will
run from $163.00 to $396.00.
Small commercial customers
using a cart would be charged
$14.75.
All charges are on a monthly


basis.
The commission is currently
making an in-depth study of all
three offers.
CHANGE MIND ON ROOF
At its last meeting, Burnett
Construction was the low bidder
on an advertised metal roof on a
newly installed hip roof for City
Hall. The commission thought the
$27,500 bid was too much at the
time and voted, instead, to re-
place the present roof with the
same style built-up roof for appp-
proximately $8,000 to $9,000.
The commission took under


advisement all the problems they
had experienced with the flat roof
and decided to go with the metal
roof installation, after all.
OTHER BUSINESS
In other business, the com-
mission:
Approved an inter-agency
contract with the Department of
Corrections for inmate labor.
Approved Bill's Dollar
Store's request for permission to
replace its burned out store
building on the present site with
the same size building.


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The Star

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JUNE 11 1998


Neophyte !

Commissioners Need Our Understanding

THE MUNICIPAL ELECTION IS over and decided. It's now
time to get down to the job of governing the city effectively and
efficiently for the benefit of the citizens of Port St. Joe, not for i
just the politicians. Sometimes those governing have a hard timp
distinguishing between the two. There are those hired to govern
who consider the positions they hold as their own personal prop-
erty, not answerable to anyone. It's easy to attain this attitude If
one isn't careful.
Those who are selected and elected to govern are no more
than employees of the public hired by the citizens to be their ,st
proxy in making decisions for the city to follow. These decisions Se
must be in keeping with the thinking of the public and carried D(
out by the elected governors. Th
TWO OF OUR COMMISSIONERS, Just elected, are there for ar
the first time. They have no experience but will be expected to lic
perform like veterans from the start, that is, their first meeting
as a part of the commission. They won't have the luxury of going
first to the 'minor leagues' for a seasoning process 'and so will
need the patience and guidance of you the public; not the criti-
cism right at first. After they become experienced will be time
enough to offer criticism.
The two new commissioners are both fine men with a desire
to serve the public's wishes in the several matters which will
come before them for a decision. It will be alright for you to offer
suggestions from the outset. Just don't offer demanding re-
quests until they get their feet on the ground. They will not be
expected to know the ramifications of their decisions from the
start. Usually, decisions have several facets to consider before a
decision is made. This is true after the apprenticeship period is
over, but more so at first.
BOTH MEN HAVE PLEDGED to work hard at serving the
community. Let's give them the chance and then, if they contin-
ue to cause you to be chagrined over their efforts, tell your dis-
pleasure directly to them and don't let them hear your wishes
second hand. Directions given second hand often get distorted at
some point between the origination and the destination.



Beautiful, But Dangerous

EIGHT SWIMMERS NARROWLY escaped drowning' last
Tuesday,. at St. Joseph State Park. Drownings are not common-
place at the park, but, still, they are too common, even at their
infrequent rate. The water is of a different nature on the outside
gulf front beaches of the park and consequently are by,nature,
more dangerous than the beaches which are protected by the pe-
ninsula. Most people around here know that. It Is our duty to
warn those who do not have the pleasure of living here when to.
be cautious of their ocean bathing.
The water was churning last Tuesday. It was dangerous
swimming. It was fun rising up and down on the substantial
wavs, a c6rk;' but s''cl Tfin also spells dinger,"tot',- i r, r; .
tpUGH WATER CONDITIONS,'making it dangerous to be in
the water, were posted along the beach, but the warnings a-re ho
good if they are paid no heed by people who can't see the ex-
treme danger involved. Usually, the danger can't be seen, but
take it from the park rangers posting the sign, there is plenty of
turmoil under the surface of the water which, at times, can
cause people who are not accustomed to dealing with such prob-
lems plenty of difficulties.
Three people initially got into trouble, causing five more
beach neophytes to enter the water with a, potential of drowning.
It was only through the experienced, actions of the park person-
el, the Gulf County Sheriffs officers-who happened to be on the
scene-which made a harrowing adventure out of a, deadly ven-
ture. Take our word for it, it was a deadly venture!
We don't want our beaches to get the reputation -of claiming
lives, but we'll need the cooperation and the caution of visitors
to maintain the safety record we are so proud of at our beaches.
TO SUM.UP THIS LITTLE dissertation, not only are we in-
terested in preserving the lives of our visitors, but we are inter-
ested in maintaining the reputation of our relatively safe beach-
es as well. In order for Us to do so, we must depend on their safe
use by people unfamiliar with the safety practices involved in
their use. They're susceptible to drowning people as well as pro-
viding fun and frivolity, but also in helping these same people to
drown if they are not careful.


... H{unker Down ith Kes



SLet's Not Get Carried Away!


I think I'm going to file this
ory today under the ,heading of.
something we already knew".
eems the latest rage in New
elhi, India, is laughing clubs.
his :is no joke. And these folks
en't getting together on the pub-
c lawns at the crack of dawn


strictly for the "fun" of it.
It has been handed down on
good authority that a deep belly
laugh is a healthy way to start the
day. According to the latest
research, laughing relaxes the
whole body. It gets the indigestion
juices flowing. It opens up even the
smallest blood vessels in the brain.
It is good for your heart rate. You
can feel better, eat better, think
better . .
I believe Reader's Digest. a
hundred years ago, figured all of
this out and rolled it into their sec-
ton entitled Laughter Is The Best


Medicine.
We ought to laugh more. I
don't need an enlightened, high-
browed, study-group specialist,
working off a government grant,
doctor of humor psychology to tell
me that!
I just hate we let some laugh-
ing turbans In New Delhi beat us
to the punch on this one. For dead
certain sure you don't want to
come In second In a laughing con-
test!
Plus, we seemed to be missing
one high-ol'-good time. I saw sev-


eral varieties of "hysterical circles"
trying to outcackle each other on
the evening news. Those folks were
doing some serious, knee-slap-
ping, holding-their-sides, head-
flopping, rip-roaring, gut-splitting,
bent-over, show-me-the-tears-type
guffawing. It was like they all real-
ized the Old Delhi didn't have a
funny bone in its body and these
guys weren't gonna make the same
mistake twice ......
Laughter is tied to health ....
. or maybe. It's the other way
around. Either way, both of those
Items ought to be pretty high up
on every one's priority list.
I worry about my health. I run.
I exercise. I lift weights. I take vit-
amins. I eat cream of wheat. I sleep
as much as I can. Shoot, I've been.
working hard in the wrong direc-
tion! According to the experts, all I
needed to do was call Leon. He's
always got some crazy, silly, funny
story going on . he's been
waking up laughing for half a cen-
tury. He might not have gone down
to the square and called together a
circle, but he's sure way ahead of
the research on this one.
Come to think of it, if this
laughter-health thing is on the up
and up-Leon is the healthiest
man In America.
I don't want to throw any cold
water here, but a couple of things
come to mind that I think have to
be worked out for this thing to
truly take off. One is the joke. Or
the funny story. Or the tall tale .
.... mean. it's hard for me to just
show up and start laughing.
Close as I could see, these
Indians met at the park, kinda
nodded good morning and went
right into grinning. It didn't take
but a minute and they graduated
to a giggle, and then a snicker, and
on to a hurrah, and then a sister
leaped for joy and the whole group
was off to jubilant land . .
whew, that's a little dry for mel
They didn't even have a Jeff
Foxworthy tape.
I've always thought laughter
was a -result of an external -force
whipped on you by another' per-'
son, place, happening or thing. I
reckon they're telling us if it's
healthy ...... good for you ....
then, you ought to call it up like
taking cod-liver oil or milk of mag-
nesia ......
And, listen, I know for sure of
one Instance where laughter posi-
tively wasn't good I for anybody's
health. Millicent Blackurn slipped
one day coming down the steps out
of the home economics room. She
banged down those last five or six
pretty hard! We did a little snicker-
ing of our own. We'd come out of
the science room just about the
time M. B. dropped anchor. I know
it doesn't sound funny ...... but
if you'd a' been there ...... Buddy
Wiggleton yelled "periscope depth"
and Mr. Berry came running out of
the lab pointing to his Richter
scale.
Millicent caught Buddy. pver,
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)


Port St. Joe Is A Thin Layer of Soil On Sand; The Bahamas Is On Limestone


AFTER ALL THESE years, I
finally took a cruise to the Baha-
ma Islands last weekend. In a
way. it was a grand old time and
In another way, it was a disap-
pointing adventure.
It was a grand old time In
-that I enjoyed the frip 'and enter-
tainment very much.
It was disappointing in that it.
wasn't as much an adventure as I
expected it to be.
We took "The Big Red Boat". of
the Premiere Cruise Line, which
is affiliated, somehow, with the
Looney Tunes animated character
company. The boat was big and it
was red and it had nearly all the
food in Florida on board.
Somehow, I got the impres-
sion that they thought I hadn't
eaten a full meal at' all this year.
They tried to make up' for such
an oversight in only one weekend
by making a variety of food avail-'
able at least 20 of the 24 hours in


ETA ON .SHRDLI U


... .by Wesley Ramsey


each day; for us to eat
Don't ask me what they were
doing with that other four hours
a day- washing up the dishes
they used during the 20 hour pe-
riod, I suppose.

THE DISAPPOINTMENT
came in the lack of rocking and
rolling by 'The Big Red Boat". If I
had never been able to see out-
side, I would never have known
we were at sea, or even moving! It
was as if we were in the room of a
building on solid ground. Not
even the slightest quiver and no
cause to get seasick.
That' 'seasick' thing is the


main reason we hadn't gone on a-
cruise long ago. Frenchle has a
tendency to get deathly seasick
every time she hears an anchor
chain begin rattling. She can get,
seasick in the bathtub She didn't.
even feel queasy on our cruise to
the Bahamas.
I agree, if she did get seasick.
it would ruin the whole trip for
both of us. There were 1500 pas-
Ssengers on 'The Big Red Boat' and
not a single one even felt the least
-bit sick .
There .were also .600 crew
members, serving people. enter-
tainers 'and people devoted to
keeping everyone fed to overflow-
ing, on the boat. ,


THERE WAS round-the-clock
entertainment, as well as food. on
the boat. Unlike television, most
of the public entertainment was
of the family-oriented variety.
which is to say, It could be safely
viewed or participated in by any-
body without having to feel of-
fended.
My favorites were presented
Friday night, when a juggler put
on about a two-hour show, com-'
plete with a running dialog with
his audience, which you could
see was extemporaneous and un-
rehearsed. He juggled everything'
from hatchets, machetes. hoes,
basketballs, footballs, tennis:
rackets, baseballs Iseven at onrie:
time], jugglers' bottles [five at a'
time], burning torches, etc. He,
was good!
The entertainment also fea-i
turned a sextet, singing all the,
'jukebox favorites" from the 50s
and 60s, a talented. ventriloquist
and one top-notch 'amateur
group, the Marion, Illinois high,
school jazz band. They were 20
very talented musiclarist


SO, YOU SEE, we had plenty
to do and see-and eat-other
than touring the Islands of Nas-
sau and Port Lucaya.
Saturday, we took a limou-
sine tour of the island of Nassau.
Nassau Is but six inches of soil
on top of an island of solid lime-
stone. We saw a fort built to pro-
tect the island from the ravages of
pirates, narrow streets with no
sidewalks or parking lanes.
Whoever gets to a stretch of road
first, has the right-of-way. One
was supposed to drive on the left
side of the street, but we saw ve-
hicles using both sides of the
street-going in the same direc-
tion
Masonry fences were built
around the yards, right up to the
edge of, the road. A strategically
placed mirror at intersections, al-
lowed drivers to see if there was a
car approaching the. intersection.
People who walked on the
streets just fought with the cars
and buggies for travelling space.
Picturesque Bahamian police


in their starched white coats di-
rected the hodge-podge traffic in
town in order to have a little
sense of order.

SUNDAY, WE WENT ashore
at Port Lucaya to visit the straw
market. It started raining shortly
after we got ashore, so we ducked
into the porch of one of the res-
taurants which lined the street,
to get a drink and wait for' the
'rain to end. "'' ..
While sitting on the porch, at
a table, about three or four spar-
row-like birds came right up to us
for a hand-out of crumbs. The
birds weren't afraid. In fact, as
soon as we fed a couple of them,
more camel.
Port Lucaya reminded me of
Helen, Georgia of about' seven or
eight years ago. There were shops
in every available shelter.
I could go further and tell you
about entertainment some of our
party was involved in, but the val-
ue of keeping quiet, at this time,
overrules the opportunity.


-THE STAR-
USPHS 51880
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Port St. Joe, Floridao 32456
by The Slar Publishing Company of Poir St. Joe, Inc.
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word is thoughtfully woighdd. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces, The
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.


St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
June 12 11:15 a.m. H 10. 9:46 p.m. L -0.9
June 13 11:53 a.m.H 1.0 ,10:25 p.m.L -0.9
S'June 14 .12:32 p.m.H- 0.9 '11:00p.m. L -0.8
. June 15 .1:07 p.m.H, 60.7 11:24 pm:L -0.6
June 16. 1:30 p.m. H 0.5 .1128 p[.m. L -0.4
June 17 10:58 a.m. H 0.2 10;54 p.m. L -0.2
'June 18' 7:56 a.m. H 0.3 8:05 p.m. L -0.2


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SMcInnis

from Page 1
purchasing trees to enhance their
area.
Along with the Mexico Beach
Artificial Reef Association obtain-
ing a $25,000 grant and the city
obtaining a $25,000 grant for reef
construction, to date over 300
reef balls have been put in place.


There were several concrete mix-
ing drums distributed this week.
The Mexico Beach Artificial Reef
Association is trying to obtain
additional reef balls under the
grant, however the grant is cost
reimbursable and they are below
the budget. If interested in donat-
ing or if you have any questions
please call Chip Blackburn at
648-4415 or 648-5784.

The construction of the infra-
structure of the sewer system will
begin In July and will take 12


months to complete. This is a
$1,300,000 drainage project
Also in July is an event many
Mexico Beach residents have been
waiting for all year. Many have
attended a fund raiser or helped
plan the festivities for the Fourth
of July. The committee has raised
more money than its original goal
and plan on providing financial
assistance to a family with a
chronically ill child from Virginia
who has never seen the beach, to
travel to. attend the firework fes-
tivities, and visit the area.


,A u.


This area will be developed into a park on the beachside of Highway 98 next to El Governor Motel.


Scallops


some from' last season., He also
noted it was his understanding
the state was currently conduct-
ing an official scallop count in the
bay.
Now's the time to begin mak-:
ing preparation for that first trip,
checking out boating and safety
equipment as well as brushing up
on scalloping rules and regula-
tions.
Bag limit is two gallons whole
bay scallops in,,the shell per per-
son per day. dr one pint of bay
scallop meat per person per day.
At no time can you possess more
than 10 gallons of whole bay scal-
lops in the shell, or 1/2 gallon of
bay scallop meat aboard any ves-
sej .iegr.qless o the ,.nmgber.of,
people. I haaL may be apoair4, the,
y vessel. ..... .. .
Bay scallops shall only be
harvested by hand or by the use
of a landing or dip net. Trawls,
drags and dredges are strictly
prohibited.
The season is scheduled to
close September 10th again this
year. The Florida Marine Fisheries
Commission "extended scallop
season 10 days last year. This was
done at the request of local resi-
dents and business owners so
that Labor Day weekend visitors
would have the chance to enjoy
the activity.
If you are required to have,a,
fishing license to fish, you are;
required to have a fishing license,
'to harvest scallops. The .only
exception to the license require-



Kesley

(From Page 2)
by Jackie Burns" '56" Crown,;;
Victoria. She pulled his shoulder
plumb out of the socket and on
about. the third spin 'his elbow
cracked the driver's side window.
Yogi was trying to cut across by
the tennis court when she tackled
him. It was the first grand slam I
ever witnessed . "
Folks, I could run pretty fast
back in those days. When I went
by Miss Ruby Dean's chicken
house it sounded like a Mack
truck was gaining on me. O1' Millie
could run extra good for a big girl!
If I could have thought quick
enough, I would have yelled back
at her. "I wasn't laughing at you, I
was just working on my health!"
She flung herself on me In that,
little ditch between the swimming
hole and where the blacktop ended
.... you talk about working on
my health] There wasn't any mercy
in those blows raining down on my
head and shoulders .... .
I dop believe these, laughing
clubs are wonderful. I '.also, feel
there-, is .a definite connection
between a good spirit and good
health. And, I challenge us ,all to
laugh more. Let's enjoy "being
where we're at".
But let's don't get too carried
away with this study. I'm living'
(barely) 'proof that laughter is not
absolutely always, a good. health
cure-all. I think it depends on
whether you're coming out of the
science building ...... or laying
with your arms pinned behind
your back in a'little ditch .. *
I Couldn't Hit A Lady,
S' Kes,
But I Was Trying Tol


ment is if you are a Florida resi-
dent wading in not more than
ouir feet of water and are not


Cont'd. from Page 1


using any type of breathing device
(including snorkle) to aid in locat-
ing the scallops.


Fuss Goes On


ruled in the past they are not a
fact-finding body and the proper
channels to settle the dispute was
through a declaratory judgement
action brought before the courts.
After considerable discussion
on the motion, and Commissioner
Stanley maintaining he still was-
n't comfortable that Castlewood
Lane was a county road, board
chairman Yeager called for a vote
on the motion.
This touched off another dis-
pute with Commissioner Peters
stating, he didn't have an
opportunity to discuss the
motion.
Chairman Yeager maintained
his call for the vote and
Commissioner Peters retorted he
wanted to add some further dis-
cussion. Board attorney McFar-
land acknowledged both party's
rights under Roberts' Rules of
Order, stating Commissioner
Peters had the right to discuss,
but the board chairman also had
the right to call for the vote.
Commissioner Peters refused
to vote on the issue without dis-
cussion.
The motion to seek the
Attorney Generals opinion failed
by a 3-1 vote with Commissioner
Stanley opposing.
At that point. Commissioner
Stanley made a motion, seconded
ty Commissioner Peters, to seek
an outside legal opinion on the
Castlewood Lane issue.
Commissioner Traylor spoke
up, stating he has checked with
an outside attorney, "I've done
nothing wrong." He said the coun-
ty doesn't have easements or
rights-of-way to half the roads in
his district, but the same situa-
tion exists in the other four dis-
tricts of the county also.
"If you've got a problem, take
it to court." he said.


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TSJPD Repoit.`-

Fair Warning On City's
Alcohol Ordinance
With the summer vacation
period now upon us, .Th,..Rprt St.
Jie Police Department, offer, a,,.
ffriendly reminder about'the city's '
acoholic beverage ordinance.
It is unlawful for any person
to purchase, use, offer for sale.
possess, consume or carry in any
cup. glass, can or other open or
unsealed container, any alcoholic
beverage on the streets, side-'
walks. alleys, city parks. city
owned property or any public
playground, public park or public
recreation area with the City of
Port St. Joe.
It is also unlawful for any per-
son to bring alcoholic beverages of
any kind into any city park.
Any enforcement officer may
demand of any person seeking
entrance in any city park to
exhibit the contents of any con-
tainer in his/her possession, cus-
tody or control for the purpose of'
inspecting the container for the
presence of an alcoholic beverage.
Any person refusing to con-
sent toe.such an inspection shall
be ordered to leave the city park.
Cadi Driver Sought
On Thursday morning, June
4th. Port ,: St.; i Joe Police
Department'Officer Russell Burch
attempted to make a traffic stop
of a' 1986 Cadillac on, Martin
Luther King Boulevard. The driver
refused to stop and attempted to
elude Burcb In the vehicle.
When the driver saw that he
wasn't going to get away, he exit-
ed the vehicle, leaving it in drive.
,The Cadillac. continued forward
until It struck a clothes line post.
Officer Burch gave chase, but
the suspect was able to use the
darkness of the night to evade
arrest. The officer seized the vehi-
,cle; the driver is currently being
sought out in reference to pend-
ing charges.
VOP Arrest
On that same ,morning,
William Filmpre Jr., age 40, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested by Sgt.
Wilfred Arendt on an active war-
rant for violation of probation.
Sunday morning, June 7th,
Terrance B. Farmer, age 28, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested by
Officer David Cross on an active
warrant for violation of probation.
DWLSR Arrest
Also on Sunday night, Walter
Jerome Seabrooks, age 30, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested for driving
while his license was suspended
or revoked.
According to the arresting
officer, Sgt. Troy Simmons,
Seabrooks was operating a vehicle
at approximately 60 m.p.h. in a
30 m.p.h. speed zone (posted).
Sgt. Simmons stopped the vehicle
in reference to the violation, and
upon further investigation,


learned that Seabrooks' driver's
license were suspended.



@Beich PD LogJ
Trespasser Flees
S' On June ".' Medcob each
" "Police Department' Pltfi: Nick
- VanStrander responded to a tres-
pass complaint at I I I N. 32nd
Street. James P. Johnson, of
Beacon Hill, was seen running
fiom the address.: After a short
foot pursuit. Johnson was found
hiding in some brush. He was
arrested for trespass in a struc-
ture and resisting an officer with-
out violence. He was transported
to the CCA/Bay County Jail.
Battery/Mischief
On Tuesday, June 2nd, Ptim.
VanStrander was called to 3201
Highway 98 in response to a
"drunk pedestrian" complaint.
* Upon arrival the officer was told
by the victim that Terry Addison,
of Mexico Beach. wanted some
money to purchase drugs.
When the victim refused.
Addison hit him in the face and
scratched his leg: he also broke
out a window of the victim's
home. Addison was arrested for
battery and criminal mischief and
was transported to the CCA/Bay
County Jail
Speed Leads To Multiple
Charges, Arrests
On June 3rd, Ptim. Joey
Pritchard stopped a vehicle for
unlawful speed, 74 m.p.h. in a 35
m.p.h. zone. After investigation.
the driver, Devin P. Williams, of
Louisville, Kentucky, was found
to be intoxicated and arrested for


driving under the influence.
..Lt. Brad Hall was called to the
scene for assistance. Upon arrival
Lt. Hall was given conrient to
search the vehicle. During the
search, Lt. Hall located a Florida
driver's license belonging to
Williams. The license was, found
to be forged..'
Lt. fiall-also located aitbiholic'
beverages, a small quantity 6f
marijuana, and several items that ;
indicated the driver, Williams.
and his other passengers (all frorp
Louisville), may .,have been
Involved in a burglary.
After further Investigation, it
was found the items were taken
from a car burglary in Panama
City Beach. AMl persons occupying
the vehicle were arrested and
.transported to the CCA/Bay
County Jail.
Local Nabbed For DUI
On Friday,. June 5th, Ptim.
VanStrander stopped a vehicle for
possibly driving under the influ-
ence. After further investigation,
the driver, Jennifer L. Coupe of
Port St. Joe,' was arrested for dri-
ving under the influence. She was
transported to the CCA/Bay
County Jail.
Marital Collision
On June 6, PtIm. David
VanBlaricom responded to a
report of a traffic crash at 121
14th Street. Upon arriving on
"'s6ene It was found that the driver
of the car had been backing out of
her driveway when she struck her
husband, causing minor injuries.
Bay Medical EMS arrived on
scene and the victim declined
transportation. No charges were.
Sailed in this case.,


"I've got a problem," said
Commissioner Stanley, asking
why he has to go to court to get it
resolved.
"Because you don't believe
me," Attorney McFarland an-
swered.
The motion failed because of
a tie vote, with Stanley and Peters
voting in favor, while Knox and
Yeager opposed; Traylor ab-
stained.
'What is going to have to be
done to get this resolved, asked
Commissioner Stanley.
Commissioner Yeager said if
Stanley wouldn't accept the coun-
ty attorney's opinion, he knew of
no recourse but to take the issue
to court.
Claims Administration
Building Slab Too Thin
Daniel Taunton approached,
the board, armed with pictures
that he said show the concrete
slab poured as the foundation for
the county's new administration
building was too thin.
Ten holes have been cut in
the slab to add additional harden-
ing to the, structure by South-
eastern Mechanical Contractors,
the low bidder for the hardening
work.r
Taunton said the. cuts
revealed the slab was only two
inches thick where the holes were
cut, not the required three and
one-half inches, as spelled out in
the code.
The board instructed County
Administrator Don Butler to get
with the original building contrac-
tor (Fisher Construction) and look
at the problem. ,. ,
SWhen contacted by The .Star
Wednesday morning, Butler and
Commissioner Tommy Knox had
just finished meeting with Ralph
Fisher and Ken Hayes at the site.
Butler said the slab did mea-
sure the required three and'one-
half inches thickness and the
contractor had fulfilled slab
requirements on the building.,
He said the edges of the holes
cut in the floor did give the
appearance of only being two
inches thick because the concrete
was scored two inches deep before
the holes were knocked 'out.
"When the cut sections were
removed, they broke back under
the edge. giving the appearance of
being just two inches thick, but
behind the cut the slab measures
three and one-half," he said.
Butler, said the building. is.-
open for Inspection..
Airport Study
Leonard Costin approached
the board requesting that the
final draft of the airport feasibility
study be passed on to the state's
review committee and that the
board look into naming an airport
authority.
The board voted 4-1 (Peters
opposing) to forward the feasibili-
ty study for review by the state.
They also agreed to allow Mr. :
Costin to look into the feasibility
of naming an airport authority
and how it might remove the .


Cont'd. from Page 1
county from any liability concerns,
they have over ownership and
operation of the airport.
Gulf Aviation president, John
Cullen, also- spoke to the board
saying the company has expand-
ed and is now the Aviat Aircraft
dealer for South and Central
America.
He also said rental cars will
be available at Gulf Aviation
hopefully by the first of July.
Buys Out Debris Hauling
Contract
City Administrator Don
Butler told the board he had met
with C. R. Smith to negotiate a
price for buying out of the hauling
portion of the debris removal con-
tract, as Instructed by the board.
Butler said a settlement of
$13.804.01 was agreed to, offset-
ting expenses for equipment used
and bought by Smith for the con-
tracted work.
The board had previously dis-
continued the consultant portion
of the contract with Preble-Rish,
Inc., Consulting Engineers.
C. R. Smith stated the county
clearly violated the contract when
county workers began picking up
the debris.
The board voted 3-2 (with
Peters and Stanley opposing) to
the buy-out of the contract.
Traylor Asked Board To Look
At County-Wide Voting
Commissioner Traylor asked
the board to take a look at the fea-
sibility of returning to county-
wide voting to elect county com-
missioners.
The board went to single
member district voting several
years ago after a class action suit
was filed by Nathan Peters, Jr.
seeking minority representation.
Traylor said he supports
minority representation on the
*.board, but feels that the entire
county has the right to vote on
who will represent them from the
various county districts.
County voters passed a coun-
ty-wide referendum in 1992 ask-
ing for county-wide elections of
commissioners by a margin of
72%.
After discussion, the board
voted 4- I (Peters opposed) to have
the county attorney estimate the
cost and feasibility of proceeding
with the voting change.
Traylor also pointed out, it
was time for the county tp look at
.realigning district boundaries ir
order to comply with state 'egula-
tions.
Traylor noted that at least
two of the county's districts were
way out of line.
In Other Business
*Heard a request from Russell
Hudson to hold a binding referen-
.,dum vote to place the county
under one time zone. He suggest-
ed the referendum also include a
choice of eastern or central time
zones. The board asked attorney
McFarland to review the proposal
and report back at the next regu-
lar meeting. ,


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To Be Wed
Mo=ty and Judy Gentry are
happy to announce the forthcom-
ing marriage of their son, Heath
Gentry, to Pamela Stewart, the
daughter of Larry and Margie
Stewart of Gulfport, Mississippi.
They will be wed on June 12
in the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints, Orlando, Flori-,
da Temple.
Pamela is currently employed
with Union Planters Bank in
Gulfport. Her grandmother is
Florence Wilson of Prosperity,
South Carolina.
Heath Is employed with In-
galls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula,
Mississippi. He is the grandson of
Jean Gambrell Vernon of Pasca-
goula and the late Clyde and Jua-
nita Gentry of White City.
Heath and his family would
like to invite friends and family to
a wedding reception at the Latter
Day Saints Chapel on 15th Street
and Robin Lane (on Highway 386)
at Mexico Beach, from 7:00 to
9:00 p.m. on June 27.


From left. Marjorie Sasser, the groom's grandmother, Carol
Cathey, the groom's mother, Michelle Ann Tapia Cathey, the hon-
oree, and Marion Cathey, the groom's grandmother.

Feted With Bridal Shower


Michelle Ann Tapia Cathey,
the recent bride of William Brian
Cathey, was honored with a call-
ing bridal shower on May 2. The
hostesses were Janet Lanford and


Cindy Belln.
Ms. Tapia and Mr. Cathey
were wed on May 30 in the First
Baptist Church of Mexico Beach.


47th Whitfield
Family Reunion
The 47th Annual Whitfield
Family Reunion will take place on
Saturday, June 13, at 10:00 a.m.,
CT, at the Wewahitchka Commu-
nity Center.
The morning will feature,
something for everyone, including
good food, entertainment, fellow-
ship, door prizes, and a talent
show for the kids.
The organizers are asking
everyone to "write down your
mama's favorite family recipe or a
story about your grandpal" These
recipes and stories will be com-
piled in a "tell-all" recipe book,
dedicated to preserving the Whit-
field family stories, unique ritu-
als. and favorite family recipes.
Everyone is asked not to forget to
bring a well-filled basket of food
and a big jug of tea.
For more information, please
call one of the following people,
Sue Hanlon at 227-1252. Hous-
ton Whitfield at 639-5375. Patsy
Whitfield at 639-3300. or Mildred
Jones at 639-2322.


May Was A Busy Month


for Girls Scout Troop 443


It's A Girl!
Michelle Whittington and Wil-
liam Shurrum, Sr. would like to
announce the birth of their
daughter, Mary Elizabeth Louise
Shurrum, on May 27 at Bay Med-
ical Center. She weighed eight
pounds two ounces and was 22
inches long.
She was welcomed home by
her big brother, Justin, a host of
aunts and uncles, and her grand-
parents, Robert and Rohemey
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We love you!
Maw Maw, Paw Paw,
Uncle Guenter &
Aunt Tricia
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The Jr. Girl Scout Troop 443
had a "Bridging Up" ceremony on
May 18, during their last meeting
of the year. Of the seven girls in
the troop, only, three were old
enough to bridge up. Those three
were Libby Swan, Savanna
Smith, and Lacy Carter. They all
worked very hard to fulfill all of
the requirements they had to
meet to "bridge up" from a Jr.
Girl Scout to a Cadette Girl
Scout.
To celebrate a great year in
Girl Scouts, on May 30 and 31,
the troop went to the Pensacola
Naval Air Museum in Pensacola,
where they spent most of the day
exploring airplanes and learning
about flight.
After leaving the museum,
the girls headed to Milton to the
Blackwater River State Park,
where they camped out overnight
in tents. The girls got to enjoy
making S'mores around the
campfire and singing songs be-
fore they turned in for the night.
The next day was spent ca-'
Snoefihg1"oTdu 'rills d 1-'t he-river.
They stopped along the way to
swim at the the sandbars beside
the riverbanks.
The whole troop had a good
Lime. Those who went were Jerry,
Bonnie, and Libby Swan., Eudora
and Savanna Smith. Judy, and


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We love you very much.
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Golden Wedding
Anniversary
A golden anniversary celebra-
tion, honoring Betty and Harrell
Holloway, will be held on Satur-
day evening. June 20, beginning
at 7:30 p.m. The party will take
place at the home of Billy and
Jan Traylor at 2760 Highway 71
North in Wewahitchka. No invita-
tions have been sent locally, but
everyone is invited to drop by and
congratulate the Holloways. The
dress for the party will'be casual,
and please do not bring gifts.


Chasity Stanley
& Travis Ferguson
To Be United

In Matrimony
Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie H. Stan-
ley (formerly of Gulf County) of
Parachute, Colorado, and Mr. and
Mrs. George Ferguson of Silt, Col-
orado, are proud to announce the
engagement and upcoming mar-
riage of their children. Chasity
Stanley and Travis Ferguson.
Chasity is a recent graduate
of the New Mexico Institute of
Mining and Technology and holds
an Associate Degree in general
studies. She plans to attend Mesa
State College to further her edu-
cation by pursuing a nursing de-
gree. Chasity is currently em-
ployed at St. Mary's Hospital in
Grand Junction. Colorado. where
she works on the ob/gyn floor.
Travis also attended the New
Mexico Institute of Mining and
Technology, graduating with hon-
ors and earning a B.S. in electri-
cal engineering. He is presently
employed at Ametek/DLxson in
Grand Junction.
The wedding is scheduled for
June 20 at 2:00 p.m. at the As-
sembly of God Church located on
Battlement Mesa. A reception will
immediately follow at 127 1/2
Russey Court in Parachute. All
friends and family are welcome to
attend and enjoy the day.



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Hospital. She weighed eight
pounds one ounce.
MaKayla's proud parents are
Scott and Teresa Hawkins. She is
the granddaughter of Janet and
Vaughn Roberts of White City,
'Joy and Bobby Sanders of Port
St.,Joe, Bruce and Adana Even-
~ sen of Panama City, and the late
Joe Hawkins.
Her great-grandparents are'
Faye Goodman and the late J. M.
Goodman of White City, George
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Engaged
Mr. and Mrs. James B. Wells,
of Jay,- would like to announce
the engagement of their daughter.
Sandra Lynn Wells, to John
Chadwick Arrant, the son of
Charles Arrant of Pensacola and
Sarah Norton Johnson of Port St.
Joe.
The bride-elect is the grand-
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
David Hullett, Sr. and Cora Wells
r Ad' he late Jhnes 'Hamilton
;"Wells, all ofday. ,- '
. She is 'a 1995 -graduate of
T.roy State University where she
earned a bachelor of science de-
gree In' education. She is current-
ly employed.;,-', by Santa Rosa
County Schools as a kindergarten
teacher.
The future bridegroom Is the
grandson of Lorraine Norton and
the late Charles W. Norton, Jr. of
Wewahitchka and the late Mr.
and Mrs. John William Arrant of
Pensacola.
He is a 1997 graduate of Troy
State University where he earned
a B.S. in business management.
He is now employed by Jerry
Pate's Turf Supply.
The wedding is planned for
July 18 at 6:00 p.m. at Mt. Car-
mel United Methodist Church in
Jay. A reception will follow in the
fellowship hall. Family and
friends are invited to attend.


Service Office
Will Be Closed
The County Veterans' Service
Ofce will be continue to be
closed until June 12. Closure is
due to attendance for required
training of the service officer. Vet-
erans needing assistance may
call 1-800-827-1000.


Most insurances
accepted


The Gulf County Health Department will be having
FREE PSA, Cholesterol and Colorectal cancer
screenings for men over 40 years old who have had
no previous history of prostate or colon cancer.
Place: Gulf County Health Department, Port-St. Joe
Time: 8:00 a.m. urtil 12:00 noon EST
Days: Every Wednesday in the month of June
No Appointment Necessary
SPONSORS FOR FREE CLINIC:
Toin Todd of Tom Todd Realty .
Rick -Todd of Todd Land Development-
Frankie Williams of Gulf Fabricating





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Furniture and Accessories
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Patti Celebrates

Her 100th Birthday


Hilda Patti celebrated her
100th birthday on May 27 at
Sunrise of Bay St. Joseph Care
Center. On hand to help her cele-
brate were her nephew, Lawrence
Woodman, and his wife and
daughters. Her resident peers
and the center's staff came to-
gether to share a delicious cake
and punch flowing from a silver
champagne fountain.
Flowers from her family and
balloons from the center adorned
the serving table. Ms. Hilda was
lovely in a new blue dress and a
beautiful corsage provided by her
family. .
During the party, different
staff and family members took
turns relating their experiences
with her and telling everyone
what she means to all of them.
Ms. Hilda attributes her long
and happy life to being kind to
everyone.


A video of the event was given
to her to send to her elderly
brother who could not attend the
party.


In the above photo Cemetery Committee chairperson Beverly
Douds is presenting City Clerk Pauline Pendarvis with a book listing
cemetery tombstones of the city. Looking on is Society President
Robert Montgomery.

GCGS Cancels

Its June Meeting


Patricia Ann Lassiter
Gordon Franklin Hammond
Will Wed Tuesday
Mr. and Mrs. James Leo Las-
siter would like to announce the
engagement and forthcoming
marriage of their daughter, Patri-
cla Ann, to Gordon Franklin
Hammond on Tuesday, June 16,
at 4:00 In the afternoon at the
Glad Tidings Assembly of God
Church. located on the corner of
138 Orange Street and Main
Street in Wewahitchka.
All friends and family are cor-
dially invited to attend'.


Harley John Whitfleld
It's A Boy!
David and Tina Whitfield are
proud to announce the arrival of
their son. Harley John Whitfield.
He was born on April 21 at Bay
Medical Center, weighing 8
pounds 8 1/2 ounces and being
21 3/4 Inches long.
The proud grandparents are
John and Trixye Rich of Port St.
Joe and Larry and Else Whitfleld
of St. Joe Beach.


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Due to many family reunions
and other conflicts, the June
meeting of the Gulf County Gene-
alogical Society has been can-
celled. The members will meet,
again on the second Saturday In
July. They will have a guest
speaker at this meeting: Ann Rob-,
bins, who is associated with the
Bay County Library and the Bay
County Genealogical Society., will
be making a presentation to the
group. ... '.
At this meeting, they also
plan to present a representative
of the Port St. Joe and Wewa-
hitchka libraries with the books
which they have compiled, one of
which lists all the Gulf County
marriages from 1925 to March.
1998; the other contains Gulf
County military records.
During the Genealogical Soci-
ety's May meeting, they presented
the City of Port St. Joe with a
book listing all the tombstones in
Holly Hill and Forest Hill cemeter-
Ies. The book was compiled and


Korie Othic
Korie Is Two
Korie Othic celebrated her
second birthday at her Nanny
and PawPaw's home on Saturday, ,
May 30. Her cousin. JR. Aunt
Diane and Uncle Clint, and Mom-
my and Daddy were on hand to
help her celebrate the big day.



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Ashelyn Paul turned one year
old on May 31. Her first birthday
was celebrated at Lake Alice Park
on May 31 with family and
friends.
, Ashelyn is the daughter of
Johnny and Sherry Paul of Wewa-
hitchka. Her grandparents are
Ken and Debbie Sumner and Sa-
rah Paul. all of Wewahitchka, and
Brady and Pam Burns of Tifton,
Georgia. She is the great-grand-
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June 16, 1998
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1998


Seafood

Make a(
Herbs and spices are wonder
ful ingredients to enhance the fla-
vor and give variety to FloridL
seafood dishes. They are especial-
ly helpful in reducing salt and fat
in the diet, because the flavor
they provide can satisfy the taste
buds with less fat and sodium. .
There are no hard and fas)
rules for how much .or which her
or spice to use. Dried herbs are
more intense so begin with one-
quarter teaspoon for ,one or two
pounds of seafood and Inctrease
the amount according to peisonail
preference. Fresh herbs add a fla-
vor that can't be matched by dried
and are less intense than dried so'
use three to four times the
amount of dried.
Tarragon-use when the*
recipe Includes wine or a: light'
sauce. Also use with vinegarl
Florida limes, oranges or ;other
citrus juices.
DW Weed--great with large,
fish steaks such as Floridh
amberjack, mahi-mahi, tuna,
shark, grouper and snapper a
well as Florida shrimp or rocl
shrimp. It Is also good with top-
pings made with sour cream and
cucumber salsa.




kiek June Seafood JubileI
6-8 p.m. Tuesday -Friday
Shrimp Burger w/fries $4.9i
Oyster Burger w/fries $4.91
Grouper Burger w/fries $4.95
Fried Shrimp w/2 side orders
d hushpuppies $7.951
Super Mega Buffet $5.99
&M


Herbs and Spices

great Combination


Oregano. DiaS-great with
seafood soups, stews or any
recipe that includes Florida toma-
toes.
Mint Flake-add to water
when poaching or steaming any
Florida fish or shellfish.
Cury-i--use, in sauces and
seafood salads.
Nfutmg-great with Florida
scallops or any seafood recipe
that includes broccoli, spinach or
a cream sauce.
Thyme-gives great flavor to
Florida fish that have a higher fat
content such as bluefish, mullet
and Spanish or king mackerel.
Gari---enhances the flavor
of Florida low-fat fish such as
grouper; snapper, amberjack,
mahi-mahi and shellfish.
Whole mixed icklag
gjicew-tie in cheesecloth and add
to boiling water for Florida
shrimp, rock shrimp and blue
crabs.
Don't worry too much about
the proper herb or spice. If you
don't have the one called for in-
the recipe, substitute another one
that you like.
To find out, more, about
Florida seafood visit the Florida
Department of Agriculture's web
site at www.fl-seafood.com or
send your request to the Florida
Department of Agriculture,
Bureau of Seafood and
Aquaculture, 2051 East Diratc
Drive, Tallahassee, 'FL 32310-
3760.


Requests for recipe brochures
should be accompanied by a self-
addressed stamped envelope.

Tax Seminar for
Small Businesses
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege's Small Business Develop-
ment Center will offer a seminar
entitled, "Accounting and Tax,
Seminar. for Small Businesses,",
on Thursday, June 25, from 1:00
to 4:30 p.m. at the Bay County
Small Business Incubator, locat-
ed at 2500 Minnesota Avenue in:;
Lynn Haven.
William B. Steiner, CPA, will
discuss business legal entities,
recordkeeping. accounting meth-
ods, financial statements. Inde-
pendent contractors, employees
and tax reporting for federal,
state, and local governments.
This seminar Is designed for pros-
pective and existing business
owners.
Reservations may be made by
paying a $15.00 registration fee
in advance at the Bay County
Small Business Incubator. For
additional information, please call
the Incubator at (850) 271 -1108. at


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The opening of Burger King has been anticipated anxiously by the community, and the new fast food
establishment was inundated with business when it opened Monday morning. Traffic jams have existed
at peak times as customers lined up on the highway to turn into the parking lot.


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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1998 PAGE 7A


PSJ High School Announces Honor Roll


Port St. Joe High School has
released the names of those stu-
dents who made the honor roll for
the fourth nine weeks. Congratu-
lations are extended to these stu-
dents for their excellent academic
performances.
The following students
earned "All As":
Ninth Grade: Bonnie Belin,
Jennifer Craig, Amber Davis, An-
gela McDowell, and Karissa
SThomas?
Tenth Grade: Erica Alles, Am-
ber Bolyard. Brandon Davis, Tyl-
er Lane, Amanda Marquardt, Ra-
chel Pen-in, Clay Smaliwood,
Nicole Smith, Jessica Summers,
and Lea Todd. "
Eleventh Grade: Anna All-
t-oth. Rebekah Cope. James Fai-
< son, Tracey Fitzgerald, Rikki
Johnson, Hagen Lotzmann,. and
Rachel McCroan.
Twelfth Grade: William.
Bryant, Heather Calvarese, Casey
Clark, Jeremy Dixon, Jennifer
Gaddis, Kevin Green, James
Heinemann, Quint Kllngbell, Kim-
berly Lamberson. Jarred Patter-
son, Shameka Raines, Joseph Se-
well, Julia Six, Casey White,
Casie Williams, Bonnie Young,
and Mack Young. '
The following students made,
S '"All As and Bs":
Ninth Grade: Kristin Abrams,
Veronica Adkins, William Bailey,
Stephanie Blackmon, Nicholas
Comforter, Amber Daniels, Grego-
ry Garland, Christy Jones, Tre-
maine Lewis, Angela Martinez,
Susan Medina, Jessica Pate, Jen-
nifer Patterson, Andy Shoaf, Jes-
sica Tarpley, Joshua Todd, Steph-
anie Watson, Eric Webb. Jarrod
Wester, and Leslie White.
Tenth Grade: Kylene Butler.
Alicia Christie, Connie Combs,
Cassandra Egler, Lakeythia Fil-
more, John Gainous, Mary Har-
mon, Kathryn Holmes, Lacey
Johnson, Megan Johnson, Can-
dice Kennedy. Julie Lanford, Ste-
phen Lowrey, Brett Parker, Kim-
berly Parker, Craig Phillips.
Melissa Rowan, Nelkole Royster,
Rocky Salzer, Alicia Sanders. Jes-
sica Stump, Jessica Vanswering-
en. and Rachel Watson.
Eleventh Grade: Aaron
Bearden. Jenny Brock, James
Daniels. Anna, Duren, Meredith
Godfrey. Jessica Hill, Jozsef Ke-


RICHARD HAMM

Hamm Is Crom
Academy Grad


Richard Benton Hamm is a
recent graduate of Crown Chris-
, tian Academy in Charlotte. North
S Carolina. ,
He was a member of Crown
Christian Church. He was also in-
volved with the student council,
yearbook staff, drama team, and
Future Business .Leaders of
America. He was featured :in
Who's Who in America and served
as both the senior class vice-
president and the class chaplain.
He excelled in athletics, com-
peting in soccer (all conference).,
basketball (all conference), base-
ball, and golf.
By invitation, he attended the
Senator Jesse Helms Freedom
Prize Conference in North Caroli-
na, as well as the National Law
Forum in Washington D.C. at the
Capitol.
Hamm received an academic
assistance scholarship from She-
nandoah University in Winches-
ter. Virginia. where he will play
on the Hornet's basketball team.
He plans to major in poliUcal sci-
ence and become a lawyer.
He is the son of Dr. Richard
L. and Anita Hamm of Charlotte
and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs.
Benton Hamm of Wewahltchka
and Oscar and Myrtle Raffield of
St. Joe Beach.



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pli, Katie Kilbourn, Lyndsy Kilpa-;
trick, Lucas Martinez, Farica
Quinn, Latrika Quinn, Wendy
Sander, Phaidra Spires, James
Terry, Tracy Watkins, Kiki Wil-
liams, and Lindsay Williams.
Twelfth Grade: Kyle Adkilson,


Brianne Alford, Reese Antley,
Amanda Bateman, Jason Brant,
Ryan Caswell, Darius Chambers,
Monique Fennell, Lisa Gentry,,
David Griffin, Amanda Haney, Sa-
brina Hanson, Sara Hayden, Lisa
Hopper, James Kennedy, Leigh


Lawrence, Ben McCroan, Tanya
Morehead, Krista Nobles, Scott
Phelps, Mandy Phillips, Natasha
Powell, Jason Ritchie, Tina Ross,
Jermaine Sims, Wayne Summers.
Emily Thompson. Amanda Turn-
er, and Jodie Wear.


USDA Helps Renters


Become Homeowners

SUSDAOffers Three Lending Programs in Rural NW Florida


Approximately, seventy five
percent of the lower income rural
families pay more for housing
than is considered affordable by:
the federal government.
But rural citizens, including
those in Northwest Florida, have
not been overlooked in the gov-
ernment's plan to increase the
country's home ownership rate.
The Department of Agriculture,
Rural Development has at least
three lending programs that are
available to turn rural renters
into homeowners.
Housing costs ,:have
increased, while incomes have
stayed steady, making it more dif-'
ficult for renters to save for down
payments. It has been said that
the agency's programs are better
than anything else the govern-
ment or private lenders offer rural
buyers. For example. Rural
Development offers 100 percent


financing with no closing cost.
Under any of the programs.
you do not have to be a first time
home buyer. However, eligibility
requirements, require you'to fall
within certain income categories
including very low, low or moder-.
ate income. .
The Section 502 direct pro-
gram that has been offered for
several decades to rural buyers,
mortgage rates range from one
percent to 6.75 percent, depend-
ing on the borrower's income.
This allows borrowers to generally
pay 20 to 26 percent of their
income toward their housing
obligations.
In an effort to stretch federal,
dollars. Rural Development lever-
ages Section 502 funds with
banks and mortgage companies
funds. This participation program
combines a conventional first


mortgage. covering up to half the
purchase price, with a govern-
ment subsidized second mortgage
to cover the remaining cost.
Interest rates, are belowthe mar-
ket because the program "blends",
the lender's market rate with the
government's subsidized second
mortgage.
Approximately seven years
ago. the agency started a third
program guaranteeing loans
made by private lenders. similar
to the Department of Veterans
Affair backs loans, to, servicemen
and women.
One of the most attractive
features of the guarantee program'
is that you can borrow 100 per-
cent of the appraised value. No
down payment is required unless
the purchase price is greater then
the appraised amount. In addi-
.tion, the borrower will not have to
pay monthly mortgage insurance
which can be as high as S35 to
840 per month.
All three programs are limited
to rural locations such as
Jackson, Calhoun. Liberty and
Gulf counties and tied to the
Federal Housing Administration
maximum loan amount which is
$86,317.
You can qualify for Rural


Developments assistance if your
house payment including taxes
and insurance are 29 percent or
less. Furthermore, your total
monthly debt expense may be as
high as 41 percent of your gross
income.
Funds can be used to pur-
chase existing properties, pur-
chase and repair existing proper-
ties or new constructions. For
additional informationn' contact
'the Rural' Development Office in
Marianna at (850) 526-2610,
extension 102.
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Kevin "Blake" Gilmore

Kevin Is One!
Kevin Blake Gilmore turned
one year old on May 10. He cele-
brated his birthday at Lake Alice
Park with family and friends and
a Winnie the Pooh party.
His proud parents are Kevin
and Jamlie Gilmore. He is the
grandson of Ricky and Carol Han-
Ion. Paul Wood, and Ronnie and
Donna Drew.
His great-grandparents are
Carl and Mildred Wood, Mildred
Jones. and Gladys Gilmore.

Thanks Citizens
The Mexico Beach Police
Department would like to thank
all the concerned citizens who
attended the community meeting
that was held on May 28th. The
meeting was a success and shows
the commitment of the citizens of
Mexico Beach.
The department also would
like to thank the businesses that
donated items for the meeting.
They were Chubby Chicken.
Citizens Federal. Beach Cafe.
Mexico Beach Grocery, Gulf
Foods and Swifty Mart.


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Special lealuie.; 2 slory corlem~rxrary home in eXCIU-ey r~ei-IDorthood
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range retnig. dishwasher. diaposaI waslter and dryer ryE ;alelhlie Sys'
lem. camel drapes blind


Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege's Small' Business Develop-
ment Center will offer a seminar
entitled, "Accounting and Record-
keeping for Small Businesses," on
Tuesday, June 30, from 6:00 to
9:00 p.m. at the Port St. Joe/Gulf
County Library.
Prospective entrepreneurs
and existing business owners will

Arts and Crafts
Guild Meeting
All artists and crafters in the
area, as well as antique and col-
lectible dealers, are invited to at-
tend the next meeting of the River
Valley Arts & Crafts Guild, which
N4lU g hi00.pn Tuqsday, Jun p,.
at 6:00 p.m. at Classical Accents
in Blountstown. Classical Accents
is located at the corner of High-
way 20 (East Central) and North
Pear Street in Blountstown.
The guild has just recently
been formed and is still in the or-
ganizational stage. There is no
membership fee, and all artisans


! in the area are encouraged to
join. One of the items which will
be discussed at the next meeting
is plans for a show to be held the
weekend of July 4. For more de-
tails, call the Chamber of Com-
merce office at (850) 674-4519,
Vn Sherry Rankin at 674-5661, or
d Norman Hall at 674-3800.


learn about the basic require-
ments and appropriate methods
of recordkeeping in a small busi-
ness. Topics include recordkeep-
ing, tax reporting requirements.
employee expenses, and monthly
income statements.
Reservations may be made by
paying a $15.00 registration fee
in advance at the Port SL Joe/
Gulf County Chamber of Com-
merce. For additional informa-
tion, please call the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce at 227-
1223.


Did You Know?
The construction lien law
..: could perini a, homeowners
property to be sold in a court pro-
ceeding if a lien is filed against the
property as a result of an unpaid
bill for labor, materials and other
home improvement services.
But homeowners can help
protect themselves by obtaining a
written "release of lien" statement
from all unpaid workers, subcon-
tractors and suppliers. After all'
the work is done, homeowners
should make sure.their contractor
obtains all appropriate lien
releases before making final pay-
ment.


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"Celena's"
Opens in PSJ
Celena and George Lambert
have opened a new business in
Port St. Joe. "Celena's" is located
on Fourth Street, next to John-
ny's Trim Shop. The store opened
last Friday and sells a variety of
items, including ty beanie babies,
crafts on consignment, hand-
made items, and floral arrange-
ments.
The Lamberts relocated to
Howard Creek from Southport
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Star, Elaine Barnes was misiden-
tified in the photo cutline of her
husband, Jerry Barnes, taking
the oath of office for city com-
missioner. We regret the error.


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Helpful Lawn Tips


For Month of June


Critical to a healthy lawn is
applying enough water to prevent
drought stress, but at the same
time, we don't want to apply so
much water that we are encour-
aging more disease, needlessly
leaching important nutrients
from the soil, and wasting water.
In light of this, consider the fol-
lowing points.
When water is applied,. put
out enough to give 1/2 inch of
Water at each application. This
wets deeply enough to reach the
majority of roots and will not lead
to shallow root proliferation.
It may seem Illogical, .but
studies have shown that. cutting
higher reduces the amount a
moisture a grass plant needs.
Cutting high in the summer
months is critical to maintaining.
deeper roots and reducing mois-
ture stress.
Don't let your irrigation timer
do' the thinking. Keep a rain
gauge at your house and check it
before watering. If you've gotten
rain, it may be possible to water
less or skip an irrigation cycle.
Remember also that a rain gauge
Is the only way to tell if rain actu-
ally fell on your property. Just be-
cause It rained at your office
doesn't mean that It rained every-
where.
Studies have shown, over the
last few years, that the number of
pests a lawn has Is somewhat
proportional to the amount and
types of fertilizers applied. People
who fertilize their lawn three to

Alzheimers
Support Group
An Alzhelmer's Support
Group meeting will be held on
June 15 at 5:00 p.m.. ET. at the
Gulf County Senior Citizens Cen-
ter In Port SL Joe.
This meeting is for family
members who provide care for a
person who has Alzhelmers or an-
other type of dementia. There will
be discussions concerning helpful
programs and some of the prob-
lems people experience.
You are Invited to come and
discuss your problems. You are
S invited to bring your loved one
along. There will be a trained staff
available to care for your loved
ort while you attend the meeting.
This program is co-sponsored
by the Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens and the Bay SL Joseph Care
S Center. For more information,
S please call 229-8466 and ask fo
Jerry or Marion.


four times a year, or who use liq-
uid/quick release fertilizers, see
many more pest problems. Hav-
ing the "greenest yard" in the
neighborhood is not always a
good thing when the female of an
insect species is out searching for
a good place to lay her eggs.
Sticking with two to three appli-
cations of fertilizer yearly has
been encouraged by the Universi-
ty of Florida. We have found that
a 10-10-10 fertilizer with minor
nutrients does best.
Early June is the best time to
apply an insecticide designed to
kill baby mole crickets if you have'
had a problem with them this
spring. The adult crickets will be
dying soon, but before, they do,
they will deposit eggs throughout
the lawn, ensuring that their off-
spring will "give you fits" in the
months to come.
Applying a product called Of-
tanol now will kill those young
crickets within the first few weeks
after they hatch. For it to work,
however, It needs to be watered in

Local Presents
Paper at Belmont
Symposium
Port St. Joe resident Joshua
K. Colbert, a senior at Belmont
University who is majoring in
physical education and biology.
recently presented a paper enti-
tled, "The Effects of Training on
Maximum Oxygen Uptake." at the
Belmont Undergraduate Research
Symposium (BURS) at Belmont
University on April 30.
BURS is an Integral part of
the academic culture of Belmont,
allowing students from all disci-
plines to present results from in-
dependent research projects
which they have conducted
throughout the school year.

Pet Shop Opens
In Wewahitchka
Bubbles Tropical Fish and
Pets is now located on Main
Street in Wewahitchka. across
from Wewa State Bank. Jane
Lynn and Dan Grimes relocated
there from North Carolina and
brought a crew of exotic and do-
mestic pets with them.
The store has a reptile room
and a "petting bin" for kids. The
Grimes welcome everyone to
come by and see their wide varie-
ty of animals and supplies.


Florida Garden

Extension Notes
by
Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County Extension Service


almost immediately after applica-
tion. It may be necessary to treat
smaller areas and then irrigate i
those before moving on to others
if you have to water with a :
sprinkler on the end of a hose.
Note: Most products sold across
the counter to home owners are
not effective against the larger ';
crickets so proper timing of its
use'is critical to its efficiency.'
If areas begin to die in the
lawn, it is necessary to determine
whether insects or disease might
be Involved in order to know what
product to apply. A quick diag-
nostic tool to eliminate insects as
a potential problem is a soap
flush. Mix two tablespoons of a
mild detergent in two 'gallons of
water without making it sudsy.
At the edge of where the
grass is dying (but not totally
dead yet) slowly pour this over a
26' x 2' area, and then wait and

WHS Class of
1968 Reunipn '
The Wewahitchka High !
School Class of 1968 is planning
a reunion on Saturday, July 11.
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 in locating the
following graduates: Larry Hodg-
es, Rosle May Jackson, Glenda
Mullinax, Eugene Rouse. Jr.,
George Whitfield, 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 see Jerry Gaskin at
Wewahitchka State Bank.
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see what comes scurrying out of
the ground after two to three min-
utes.
If chinch bugs. mole crickets,
or caterpillars surface, a spray
with a general purpose insecti-
cide, such as Diazinon, Orthere,
or Dursban, might be warranted
for that area and several feet sur-
rounding It.
In no Insects are observed,
applying an Insecticide would be
meaningless. Instead, assume
that a disease is Involved and try
stopping the spread by applying a
general purpose fungicide such
as Daconil.
Remember however, that
there can be many other causes
for death in lawn grasses. (For ex-
ample, dryness due to improper
irrigation system calibration, root
compaction from trees, mowing
too short, etc.) In most cases, at
-least two sprays, 10 to 14 days
apart will be needed before you
can determine if you have con-
trolled the problem, whether it be
insects or disease.


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8201 Highway 98 (Gulfaire Town-
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Everyone Is asked to bring
their own refreshments and
beach supplies, as well as any
high school memorabilia. For
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Honorota Moody
Honorota K. Janowski
Moody, 88, of Wewahitchka,
passed away on Tuesday, June 2,
in Panama City. A native of Buffa-
lo. New York, she was a retired
taxi-cab owner in Delray Beach
and a former resident of St Joe
Beach. She will be remembered in
the SL Joe Beach area as Aunt
Nora.
Mrs. Moody is preceded in
death by her brothers, Veto Ja-
nowski and Henry Janowski,. and
one son, Bill Schmidt. She is sur-
vived by her son, Frank Schmidt;
two daughters. Grace and Ted-
die; a sister, Jean McGehee of
Newport News, Virginia; a brother
and sister-in-law, Maryon and
Mary Jeannette Janowski of We-
wahltchka: a very special niece,
India Miller of St. Joe Beach: and
numerous other nephews and
nieces.
Graveside funeral services
were held at 10:00 a.m., ET, on
Tuesday, June 9, at Holly Hill ce-
metery and conducted by Rev.
David Nichols, with interment fol-
lowing.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funer-
al Home.
Bruce Huggins
Rev. Bruce Huggins, 'age 80,
of Caryville, passed away on Sat-
urday, June 6, in Blountstown.
Rev. Huggins is survived by
his wife, Flossie Huggins, and his
daughter, Susie Watson, both of
Caryville., two step-daughters,
Donna Walker and Priscilla
Young, both of Port St. Joe, a
stepson, Johnny Duren of Suma-
tra, five grandchildren, and three
great-grandchildren.


Sondra Dickens
Sondra Carolyn King Dick-
ens, 59, of Wewahitchka. went to
be with the Lord on June 6. A na-
tive of Cincinnati, Ohio, she had
been a resident of Tallahassee for
a number of years before moving
to Wewahitchka 26 years ago.
She was retired from the Gulf
County School System and was a
member of the First Baptist
Church of Wewahitchka.
Survivors include her loving
and devoted husband of 25 years,
Wayne R. Dickens: two daugh-
ters, Mary L. McDaniel and hus-
band, Paul, and Stephanie C.
Duncan and husband, Paul;
three sons, Robert Broome and
wife, Carol. Raymond Broome
and wife, Anne, and Richard
Broome: 10 grandchildren. Jim-
my Wayne and Steven McDaniel.
Crystal, Sarah, and Breanna
Broome, Melainy, Tiffany. and
Stephany Broome, andRyan and
Jessica Duncan: five great-
grandchildren, Savanna, Ray-
mond. Haley, Ryan, and Haleigh:
two brothers. Pearl Nicholes and
Sam Carroll; and her mother.
Lois Williams King.
Funeral services were held on
Monday at 10:00 a.m., CT, at the
First Baptist Church of Wewa-
hitchka and were conducted by
Rev. Mike Stroud and Rev. Gene
Hodges. Interment followed in
Roberts Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funer-
al Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.


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The Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club thanks the following businesses and individuals for
their generosity arid support of the 1998 Kiwanis Club Select Shot Golf Tournament:


PATRONS
T. Michael Tucker; CPA
Rish & Gibson i

Citizens Federal Savings Bank
GT Com
Preble-Rish
Ace Hardware
Duren's Piggly Wiggly
Prudential Resort Realty
Billy Carr Chevrolet.
Wewahitchka State Bank
Tapper & Co., David Warriner
Judge Robert M. Moore
Dr. James D. Campbell
Florida Power Corporation


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Costin's Bookkeeping

Gulf Fabricating
'St. Joe Papermakers FCU

Marley & Associates
Wonder Bar
Hannon Insurance Agency
Cape San Bias Realty
St. Joe Timberland Co.
Bayside Lumber
Buffalo Rock
J. Patrick Floyd, Attorney
Interiors, Etc.
Frank D. May, D.D.S.
State Farm Insurance, Bill Wood
Costin Insurance
St. Joe Bar
Hannon Realty


PRIZES
Julie's Restaurant
St. Joe Auto Parts
Gay's & Leavins' Chevron
St. Joe Rent-All
Marina Groceries
Western Auto
Pate's Service Center
Auto Value of Port St. Joe
Rak Golf Shop
The Athletic House
Roy's Hardware
Prudential Resort Realty
Duren's Piggly Wiggly
Costin's Department Store
Florida Power Corporation
Dr. Robert E. King
Ard's Florist


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Six Gulf Athletes are Named to All-Big Bend Team


Wayne Simmers, a senior
, outfielder fort Port St. Joe, was
selected to the 1998 first team All-
Big Berid.
Summers hit .412 this season
with eight doubles, two triples,
seven ,home runs, 38 RBI, and
stole 17 bases. He posted a 7-5
record on the mound with 122
strike-outs in 73 andone-third


WAYNE SUMMERS
innings, an ERA of 3.25 and
opponents' batting average of
.215. Summers, a 32nd round
< draft choice of the Texas Rangers,
will attend Tallahassee Commu-
nity College in the fall.
Five other Gulf County ath-,


letes received honorable mention
honors in this year's All-Big Bend.
Jarred Patterson, a senior
infielder for the Sharks, hit .490
with 14 doubles, two triples, three
home runs, 25 runs scored," and a
Big Bend leading 48 runs batted
in.
Patterson had an 8-4 record
on the mound for the Sharks with


JOSH BAXLEY
two saves. He struck out 53 bat-
ters in 77 and two-thirds innings.
and had a 3.15 ERA with an
opponents' batting average of
.232. He will play baseball at the
University of West Florida.
The Wewahitchka Gatofrs


baseball team had two players
receive honorable mention recog-
nition.
Josh Baxley, a senior second
baseman for the Gators, hit .440
with three home runs, 25 RBI and
22 stolen bases. Baxley will play
baseball at Chipola Junior
College.


BONNIE BELIN

Champ Traylor, a junior
catcher for Wewa, hit .320 with
two home runs, 24 RBI, 15 stolen: i
bases, and had 20 assists fromI
behind the plate.


"Both kids did a great job all
year and I'm very proud of them,"
said Coach Jay Kearce. "t also
nominated Dave Davis, Ike Mincy,
and Kelly Forehand, but was dis-
appointed that they didn't receive
honorable mention recognition."
Diana Taunton, a senior first
baseman for the Lady Gators soft-
ball team, hit .390 with seven


JARRED PATTERSON


doubles, four triples, two home
runs, 26 RBI and 28 runs scored.
Taunton will play softball at
Chipola Junior College.
Bonnie Belin, a freshman
pitcher for the Port St. Joe Lady
Sharks, ended the season with a
20-5 record and struck out 152
batters in 151 innings. Belin post-
ed a .196 ERA and opponents had.


DIANA TAUNTON


a .180 batting average against
her.
At; the plate, Belin led the
Lady Sharks in five offensive cat-
egories: 37 hits, 22 walks, 31 RBI,
five triples and three home runs.
Belin ended the season with 'a
.435 batting average, with seven
doubles, 35 runs scored and nine
stolen bases.


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Floridlans spend around $8 In these- cases, the shops
billion on motor vehicle repair involved are inspected and non-
and maintenance each year. Cars compliant shops are cited for vio-
and trucks last longer and give latlons of the Motor Vehicle Repair
better performance If cared for Act. The Florida Department of
properly but none of us can afford Agriculture and Consumer
to pay for repairs we don't need. Services has the authority to
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Vehicle Repair Act to register shop's registration.
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or listings relating to vehicle who blemish the reputation of the
repair must heclude the shop's entire profession. Anyone who
registration number. suspects that they have been
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shops must: .. ,. call the department's toll-free hot-
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than $100, the shop must give a
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2) Being notified by the shop if
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3) Not requiring a written esti-
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should ask .that it clearly state
whether the prices quoted are for
new. used or remanufactured
parts. That information is
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The repairs can be canceled if
the cost exceeds the estimate, and
the repair shop must reassemble
the vehicle, unless it is unsafe to
drive. The consumer may waive
reassembly. The shop may charge
for teardown and reassembly-
S but only if the consumer was
given notice of that charge on the
estimate.
Auto repair complaints filed
with the department are'
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cases are referred for investiga-
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Aimee Pridgeon, 'a senior out-
fielder for the Wewahitchka Lady
Gators, signed a' national letter of
intent to play softball for Chipola
Junior College.
Pridgeon hit .310 with two
doubles, one home. run. 13 RBI
and scored 28 timsJjorq.the .ady..
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PSJ In Dixie Boys Finals

Local League Champions Play Thursday Night for District Championship Title


St. Joe and Wewa


Dixie Majors Enter


Tourneyof Champs


Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka
Dixie Baseball Major League
teams, "Florida Coast Paper
Company" and "Wewa State
Bank", have 'captured the cham-
pionship tides for the 1998 sea-
son, therefore earning the right to
represent their respective leagues
in tournament play.
Both teams will begin play in
the Dixie Youth District IV Major
League First Place Teams
Tournament this weekend
(Saturday) in Parker. Games
scheduled for Saturday will
include Wewa versus Franklin
County at 5 p.m., Callaway ver-
sus Bayou George at 7 p.m., and
Springfield versus Port St. Joe at
9 p.m. All times listed are eastern.
The winners of Game # I and
#2 will face off on Monday evening
at 9 p.m.; the losers will play
Tuesday at 7 p.m. (ET). The
Saturday rilghtcap victor will meet

Gulf Rifle Club

Pistol Matches
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
two separate pistol matches, a 22
RF bullseye match and a metallic
silhouette match, on Saturday
morning, June 13.
The bullseye match will start
at 9:30 and will consist of 90
shots fired at bullseye targets'
placed at 25 yards from the firing
line. The match is divided Into
three stages, slow fire, timed fire,
and rapid fire, with 30 shots fired,
in each stage. Almost any .22 RF
handgun may be used in this
match. '' '' ''-
m The silhouette match will fol-
low the completion of the bullseye
match and will consist of 40
shots fired at metal targets placed
at 40, 50. 75, and 100 yards from
the firing line. Suitable handgun
calibers for this match would In-
clude .22 RF, .22 Magnum, .38
Special, 357 Magnum. and .44
Magnum.
All handgun shooters are in-
vited to participate in the month-
ly matches. Trophies for first, sec-
ond. and third place will :be6
awarded in each match. For addi-
tional Information, please call
229-8421.
Last Saturday morning, the
rifle club held its monthly hi-
power rifle metallic silhouette
match. Houston Whitfield won
the match by knocking down
eight targets, and Bobby Gay
placed second with six. Mark Lyle
and John Fadio tied for third
place with five targets each, but
Lyle won the tie-breaker and
claimed the third place trophy.


Parker, who received a bye, in a 7
p.m. Monday game.
Everyone is invited and-
encouraged to make the short
drive to Parker. Saturday and
throughout the following week
(until Friday, or possibly
Saturday) and support your
favorite Gulf County team. A SI
donation will be asked of those
attending the tourney.
Port St. Joe's Florida Coast
Paper Company team members
who will participate in the tour-
ney include Brian Glass, Kale
Guillot, Daniel Hacker, Jake
Howse, Kenny McFarland, Josh
Mainor. Shawn Reynolds, Cody
Strickland, Stephen Tarantino,
Bennie Tiller and Jordan Todd.
The team is coached by man-
ager Alan Strickland and assis-
:tants Mike Todd and Donnie
Guillot.
Wewahitchka's Wewa State
Bank team members are Kyle
Barnes, Tyril Baxley, Chase Cox,
Freight Cox, Richard Cox. Michael
Gainer, Britney Grice. Drew Hall.
Kyle Hall. Brian Jenkins and
Hunter Nunnery.
The team is led by head coach
Charles Grice and assistants Will
and Tony Strange.


For the deal of your life,
see me!


Port St. Joe's Dixie Boys',
league champions, "Piggly
Wiggly", has posted a 3-0 record
thus far in the First Place Teams
Tournament for the southern
division of Florida Dixie Boys
District II which began last
Saturday, June 6th.
The perfect record has posi-
tioned them with a chance to play
in what could be the champi-
onship game Thursday (today) at,
7 p.m. (ET).'
The local team received a bye
Wednesday night, while'
Apalachicola and Bayou George
played out the loser's elimination
game at 7 p.m. Both games were
predicted to be good match-ups
on the diamond.
Port St. Joe 10, Bayou George 7
Port St. Joe took a 10-7 win.
in the tourney opener Saturday,
over Bayou George. The Piggly'
Wiggly batters pounded out 10,
hits, and held their opponent to
only three. The team's defense
played a flawless game and took
advantage of five errors by the.
Bayou George fielders.
Piggly Wiggly was led on the
mound by starter Adam Hamm.~
Hamm hurled in the first three
Innings, striking out nine batters.
walking none. and giving up three,
hits. ,
He was relieved in the top of
the fourth by left-hander
Christopher Knox. He pitched
three innings, striking out two,
walking one and allowing four.
hits.
Samuel Bell came In at the
top of the seventh to close the
game, giving up two hits, while-
walking one. hitting one batsman,,
and striking out none.
Bayou George's pitching staff
picked up seven strike-outs while
only walking two batters. .
The leading hitter 'for the
home team was Bell with three
doubles and one RBI. He was fol-
lowed by Michael Manley with two
doubles, a single, and one RBI;
Chad Haddock with a home run
and a RBI. and Knox with a dou-
ble. Hamm and Byron Jones each
added a single for St. Joe.
Apalachicola 19, Parker 2
In a 10-run rule shortened
game Saturday night, Apalachi-
cola handed Parker its first loss of,
the tourney in a 19-2 five inning
game. The Franklin County team
was led on the mound by the
pitching team of Glen Martina,
Allen Mathis and Chase
Millender.
Port St. Joe 20, Springfield 1
Port St. Joe's Piggly Wiggly'
team took another step forward
Monday night when they claimed
a 20-1 win over Springfield, who
had drawn the bye in the tourney.
Difficulties Internally with the
Springfield team members
brought a premature end to the
game during the top of the third
inning.
The St. Joe batters pounded
out 11 hits in their two innings of
opportunity at the plate. They
also took advantage of six walks
given up by the opposing pitcher
and six errors by the Springfield
defense.
-The leading hitter in the game
was Adam Hamm with a home
run and a double. He was fol-
lowed by Michael Manley with two
doubles, and Samuel Bell and
Chad Haddock, each with a dou-
ble and single. T. C. Chambers
and John-Patrick Floyd both
drove through doubles, and
Preston Allyn and Byron Jones
added singles. ,
Duties on the mound were
shared by Manley and; Bryan
Thomas. Manley hurled the open-
ing innings, earning all six outs at
the plate with strike-outs, while
only walking one. He allowed the
Springfield batters no hits.,
Thomas relieved Manley in
the top of the third. He struck out
one, walked one, and hit one
batsman before the coaches of the
visiting team were compelled to
throw in the towel.
Bayou George 10, Parker 0
Bayou George began its fight
back through the loser's bracket
Monday in the nightcap taking a
10-0 run-rule shortened game
over Parker. The game was called


In the bottom of the sLxth inning
when Bayou George put two run-
ner across home plate to widen
the gap in score to 10 runs.
Bayou George vs. Springfield
Bayou George's team picked
up an effortless "win" Tuesday
night in the loser's bracket game
which had them scheduled to play
Springfield. The Springfield team
was unable to field a team for this
match-up.
Port St. Joe 9. Apalachicola 5
Apalachicola sent four mem-
bers of its pitching staff to the
mound in an effort to quiet the
offense brought by Port St. Joe,
but came up short in a 9-5 gained
Tuesday night. Glen Martina,
Allen Mathis. J. P. Paul and
Chase Millender combined to
strike out seven, walk 1 1, and
give up eight hits to the Piggly
,Wiggly batsmen.,,
The St. Joe batters also took
advantage of six defensive errors
by Apalachicola, while only com-
mitting one of their own.
Leading the drive at the plate
for Piggly Wiggly was Michael
Manley with a home run and a
single. followed by Adam Hamm
with two singles. Preston Allyn
and Bryan Thomas each drove
through doubles, and Christopher
Knox and Samuel Bell added a
single apiece. Hamm and Chad
Haddock also added a sacrifice
RBI each.
With a solid,defense backing
him. Hamm held the Apalachicola
offense scoreless through the first
five innings of the game. Hamm
struck out four, walked two, gave
up two hits. and hit one batsman.
Manley entered the game at
the top of the sixth inning, pitch-
ing to the first three batters. He
gave up one walk and two hits.
Soreness in his pitching arm
forced a mid-inning change on the
mound.
Coming on in relief, Knox
closed the game by striking out
four, walking none, and giving up
three hits. Apalachicola's attempt
at a comeback in the sixth and
seventh Innings was nipped short
by solid fielding by the Port St.
Joe defensive team.
The community is invited to
go out to the Dixie Boys' playing'
field, located adjacent to the
Shark baseball stadium, in Port
St. Joe, enjoy some great base-
ball. and support the local young-
sters in their quest for victory.
'A $1 donation, to help defray
,the tourney's expenses, will be
asked of those attending who are
age 8 or older. The concession
stand is open nightly and serving
up cold drinks, hamburgers, hot
dogs. chips. candy, etc. for you to
snack on during the games.


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Piggly Wiggly team members clear the dugout Monday night to
greet Adam Hamm at the plate following his two run homer.


Piggly Wiggly pitcher, Michael Manley, is shown in the photo
above as he delivers the pitch to a Springfield batter, while third
baseman Chad Haddock positions to field the ball.


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reduction must be considered
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If gingivitis could be
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meaningful. Any program of
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include the ,use of a twice-a-
day rinse.
The typical regimen would


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to eliminate plaque or cure gin-
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County EMS Given

Special Recognition by

Gulf Pines Hospital


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1998 PAGE




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The Gulf County EMS De-
partment, its director, Shane
McGuffin, and its employees were
given special recognition, for pro-
viding outstanding medical ser-
vices to the residents of and visi-
tnr' to Gulf Count by Gulf Pines
Hospital.
The county EMS department
was,presented wi. h a special Cer-
tificate of Appreciation, and each
of its paramedics and emergency
medical technicians were present-
ed with a special EMS cap to
complement their uniforms as
part of the hospital's effort to tec-
ognize the local EMS during "Na-,
tional Emergency Medical Servic-
es Week."
In making the presentation,
Ken Dykes, Gulf Pines Hospital
administrator, stated. 'We are
fortunate to have an excellent Ad-
vanced Life Support EMS Depart-


ment providing services to us in
this part of the county. It has
been rated 'exemplary' by state
inspectors, and Shane McGuffln,
his staff, and the Gulf County
Commission all deserve recogni-
tion and appreciation for making
possible the provision of this out-
standing and life-saving emergen-
cy medical service."
Mr. McGuffin expressed his
thanks to the hospital for its ef-
fort to highlight and recognize the
importance of EMS services and
added, "We are grateful for the
strong support we receive from
the community sources like the
hospital and especially the sup-
port from,;our employees and the
Gulf County: Commission. We're
going to continue our high stan-
dards and do everything we can
to provide our citizens with the
best possible emergency medical
service."


Building Near Completion


The county's industrial park speculation building is near-
ing completion at the north end of County Road 381, where
it intersects with State Highway 71. The county erected the
building, financed with a grant. The county does not have


an industrial concern to occupy the building, as yet, but is
actively seeking one. Shown here is the east side of the
building which is complete, except the insulation being in-
stalled and part of the inside.


New Lake and River Information Service


Present for the presentation were; Bryan Cooley, Gulf
Pines Director of Nurses; Brad Hall, EMT; Shane McGuffin.
Director of EMT's; Ken Dykes, Gulf Pines Administrator and
John Ford, Paramedic.


GulfCoast CC to Conduct...

Correctional Officer Courses


The Mobile District of the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers re-
cently announced a new automat-
ed service providing reservoir and
river information.
Touch-tone phone users can
get Information on waters within
the Mobile District by dialing 1-
888-771-4601 (toll-free).
'The automated voice system
which answers will provide dally
river and lake levels," said E. Pat-
rick Robbins, Chief of the Public
Affairs Office, Mobile DistrictL
The Mobile District extends
from the Apalachlcola-Chattahoo-
chee-Flint River Basin in western
Georgia through the Pascagoula
River Basin in eastern Mississip-
pi.
The automated service pro-
vides Information on the Plack
Warrior-Tombigbee River Basin
and Mobile River. the Tennessee-
Tombigbee Waterway. the Ala-
bama-Coosa River Basin, and the
Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint
..This lake and river level nf..or-
This lake and river level Infor-


maLion is also available through
the Internet on the Mobile Dis-
trict website located at http://
water.sam.usace.army.mil.
The automated system pro-
vides lake and tallwater elevation
at all locks and dams on each ba-
sin. "For hydropower plants with-
in the Mobile District, the system
will give Limes for water release."
Robbins said. At selected gage
sites, the system will provide the
morning river level readings. For
major rivers, the system will also
provide river level forecasts from
the National Weather Service.
Some data items, such as the
generation schedules, may be up-
dated several times a day as con-
ditions change. All information
will be updated at least daily.
The automated Reservoir In-
formation System can work only
on touch-tone phones. A caller
will be given a choice of water ba-
Ssin and a corresponding number
to press for information. For ex-
--ample. after the Introduction, the
automated service says, ". for


more information on the Pasca-
goula River Basin, press I." From
there a caller can obtain Informa-
tion on Okatibbee Lake or river
levels.
Likewise, information can be
obtained on the Black Warrior-
Tomblgbee River Basin and Mo-
bile River by pressing 2, on the
Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway
by pressing 3. on the Alabama-


Coosa River Basin by pressing 4,
and on the Apalachicola River Ba-
sin by pressing 5.
Additionally, a caller can
leave a message for the Mobile
District Water Management staff
by pressing 6.

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Course at GCCC
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege and the Bay County Small
Business Incubator will offer a
hands-on computer course the
software program, "QuickBooks
Pro 5.0 for Windows."
The course will be held every
Tuesday evening, beginning on
June 16 and ending July 14,
from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the
Technology Building, Room 218.
of Gulf Coast Community College.
Instruction will be provided by
Aaron Abreu.
Topics to be covered include
payroll and taxes, accounts re-
ceivable, accounts payable, creat-
ing estimates. job cost reports,
bank accounts and reconciliation,
and many others.
The cost for the seminar is
$99.00 per person. Registration"
must be made in advance at the
Bay County Small Business Incu-
bator, located at 2500 Minnesota
Avenue in Lynn Haven. For more
information, please call (850)
271-1108.


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The Criminal Justice Training
Academy of Gulf Coast Communi-
ty College will be conducting a
full-time Correctional Officer Ba-
sic Standards course at the acad-
emy facility in Southport, begin-
ning Monday, June 22. This
course will meet five days a week.
eight hours a day, for approxi-
mately 3 1/2 months.
This course. Correctional Of-
ficer Basic Standards, is required
in order to be eligible for the Flor-
ida Certification Examination for
Correctional Officers.
These courses require ad-
vance application, as well as a
written entrance test. There is no
charge for the test which can be
taken Monday through Friday at
the main campus of Gulf Coast
Community College.
For additional information,
please contact Lorne Brooks or
Jackie Vaughn on the main cam-
pus at (850) 747-3233. (M to F)
from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. CT,
or call Ray Jackson in the Port
St. Joe office at 229-2760 on
Tuesday or Thursday from 1:00
to 5:00 p.m.. ET.


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SE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1998


Citizens of Tomorrow .


These Photographs Were Taken on a
Furnished to The Star to be Printed


Samantha, 4, the daughter of
Nic and Tina Nicodemus of St.
Joe Beach.


Sawyer Raffield, 2, the son of
Margie and Eugene Raffield of
Port St. Joe.


Chatzen Byrd, 7 1/2, and Tay-
lor "Bean" Byrd, 6 1/2, the chil-
dren of Michael and Becky Byrd
of Port St. Joe.


Visit by a Studio and
in the Newspaper


Nicholas, 2, the son of Warren Kapril, 2, the daughter of Brian
and Shannon Renfro of Port St. and Minnie Darnall of Port St.
Joe. Joe.


Jenny Miles, 3 1/2, the daugh- Adrian, 5, the daughter of Tra-
ter of Chester and Wanda Miles cy and Rachel Browning of Port
of Mexico Beach. St. Joe.


Kellie, 18 months, the daugh-
ter of Clyde and Lisa Gentry of
Port St. Joe.


(More pictures will


Andrew, 17, Kim, 14, and Jen-'
nifer, 12, the children of David
and Brenda O'Barr of Port St.'
Joe.


be printed in next week's


Clayton Hunter, 3 1/2 months,
the son' of Randy and Sonjia
Raffield of Port St. Joe.


MaKayla, 19 months, the
daughter of Bill and Melissa
Ramsey of Port St. Joe.


Mason, 2, the son of Connie
and Rick Simmons of Port St.
Joe.


issue)


Congress


Reduces


Healthcare

Home Care Pay
By Medicare; Cut
Back Assistance
One. wonders how Congress
ever balanced the national bud-
get. Last Thursday, the members
present at the Rotary Club meet-
ing found out one method which
was used.
Maurine Madison and Tanya
Leonard, officials of the National
Healthcare operation here in Port
St. Joe told us how their organi-
zation has experienced one meth-
od of cutting expenses. Congress
has reduced the incidences of in-
home assistance given the ill,
which Medicare will pay for, as
one means of cutting back.
Mrs. Madison, a registered
nurse, and director of National
Healthcare's Port St. Joe opera-
tion, explained that Medicare
would no longer pay for any in-
home procedure which did not re-
quire a skilled; person to adminis-
ter.
This limits their activities to
activities such as hospital after
care and procedures it takes :a
doctor to order or prescribe.
"Such drastic measures were
taken by Congress to prevent any
fraud or mismanagement. I'm
sure, but In my opinion. Con-
gress went too far. It will penalize
many elderly people who need a
helping hand Just to get out of
bed and to move under their own
power." the speaker said.,
"Many elderly people need the
assistance to change colostomy
dressings, to assist them over-
come the ravages of stroke, ad-
minister certain medications and
therapy, or else th, will end up
having to go into a nursing
home," she continued.
Ms. Leonard gave the audi-
ence some explanation of the his-
tory of National Healthcare. She
said the agency operates a num-
ber of nursing homes and health
care facilities throughout the
United States. The local office has
been in operation for 14 years.,
Guest of the club was Wesley
Owens of Milledgeville, Georgia.


Juvenile Justice'
Council To Meet
The ;Gulf County Juvenile
,Justice Council will be meeting
on June 18 at 4:00 p.m., ET., at
the 'Gulf County Public Library in
Port St. Joe, Membership in the
JJC is open, and there is no
membership fee.
If you have an interest in the
area's youth, you are encouraged
to attend this meeting. For more
information,' please contact Don
Washabaugh, chair, at 227-7340
or Charlene Stephens, council co-
ordinator, at (850) 482-9618.


County Health Committee Met at Gulf Pines


.On June 4, the luncheon
; meeting of the Gulf County
Health Coordinating Committee
was held at Gulf Pines Hospital in
Port St. Joe. Representatives of


I 1 healthcare-related organiza-
tions were In attendance.
Committee business Included
a discussion, led by Director Mike
Hill, concerning the Northwest


Florida/Big Bend Health Coun- ,
cils' activities. Hill also provided i
some Information about Florida's
Healthy Children Program and
healthcare-related grant opportu-


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nities for the community.
Dr. Gary Gorman, a psychia-
trist with offices in Panama City
and Wewahitchka, was intro-
duced at the meeting, along with
his associate, Cathie Ake, MSW.
Dr. Gorman stated that he was
very Interested in expanding the
availability of psychiatric consul-
tation and treatment throughout
Gulf County.
It was announced during the
meeting that Bay St. Joseph Care"
Center will be opening a behavior-
al care unit for residents in need
of such specialized services.
DeAnn Young has more informa-


tion about the unit, and those in-
terested should contact her at the
nursing home..
Dr. Kinley Howard, DPM, an-
nounced that he is in the process
of identifying office' space to be
opened here in Port St. Joe in the
near future. He has already done
some podiatric consultation and
surgery at Gulf Pines Hospital.
Also, the group was told that
a new CT scanner, a GE9800, is
presently being installed at Gulf
Pines. This new equipment will be
operational soon and will make
CT services, including bone den-
sity studies, available within Gulf


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County.
Ron Butler gave everyone an
update as to the status of the
new county health department
building to be constructed on
Garrison Avenue.
.The next Gulf County Health
Coordinating Committee meeting
will be held on Thursday, July 2,
at 12:00 noon, ET, in the confer-
ence room at the Gulf County
Health Department. A light
luncheon meal will be served.
The purpose of the committee
is to fill the need within Gulf
County for better coordination of
health-related activities, for im-
proved communication among
healthcare providers and with
others directly involved with
health care, and for group action
to be taken toward meeting
county-wide and community-wide
health needs.
All healthcare providers and
those directly involved in it are in-
vited to attend. Please call An-
nette Hightower at 227-1121, ext.
105, to reserve a space at the
next meeting.


Commodity
Recertification
Certification (only) for Wewa-
hitchka commodity recipients will
take place on Wednesday, June
17, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.,
CT, at the Old Courthouse. Those
in Wewahitchka whose cards
have expired should bring their
necessary papers on that day to
be recertified.
The Commodity Office at the
Gulf County Courthouse in Port
St. Joe is open Monday through
Friday (except holidays) from 9:00
a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.
to 5:00 p.m., ET, for certification.
Please note that the next
commodity distribution will be in
July.


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VBS at Beach Baptist Chapel


The members of the Beach
Baptist Chapel, located at 311
Columbus Street at St. Joe

Preach-A-Thon
'98 To Be Held'
Preach-A-Thon '98 will be
held at the Frank Pate Park on
June 27. The organizers of this
event are currently looking for lo-
cal miinisters to preach at the 3rd
Annual Preach-A-Thon. Please di-
rect all inquiries to Rev. Guy La-
bonte at 648-5912 after 6:00.
SDuring this event, the com-
munity will also be blessed with a
variety'of Christian vocalists, mu-
sicians, puppeteers, and drama-
tists. The Preach-A-Thon will be-
gila at 5:00 p.m. and end at dark.
Everyone'in the community is in-
vited to attend.


Beach, would like to invite every
child age two through sixth
grade, to join Starquest: A Galac-

Car Wash at
First Union
The Boys Brigade and Girls
Club of the Church of God will be
holding a car wash on Saturday,
June 13, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00
p.m. in the First Union Bank
parking lot. A refreshment center
will be on-hand as well.
There, will be no charge for
the car wash, but -donations are
appreciated. They will have cotton
candy, hot dogs, chips, drinks,
and snow cones available in the
refreshment center. The youth,'
would like to thank everyone for
their support.


tic Good News Adventure.
Get ready for a galactic expe-
rience that is definitely out-of-
this-world. Each day will include
an exciting worship rally where
they will celebrate the good news
of Jesus Christ.
Each day will be' packed full
of fun Bible-learning activities,:
snacks, music, sign language,
and crafts. They hope every child
in the community will be a part of
this exciting vacation Bible school
event.
Starquest: A Galactic Good
eni- .... Ar f..- n, -.r11'I 'l- Il h n


Women's Day
i At Zion Fair
, ,;Rev. Franrk Jones and the
Zion Fair Missionary Baptist
Church will celebrate their 38th
annual women's day on June 14.
Tlhe featured .guest speaker will
Sbe Sister Shirley Walker of Shady
Grove Baptist in Tallahassee.
Zion Fair is located at 280 Ave-
nue C in Port St. Joe. Everyone
: invited is invited to join them in
What will surely be a God-blessed
time.


Bake Sale at Bill's


I wVsWO A tle.'CIll t t.L lj LI D I-ILl onl
June 15 through 19 from 6:00 to ,: The Church of God Girls Club
8:30 p.m. For more Information.. will be holding a bake sale on
please call 647-5026. Come blast Saturday. June 13. at Bill's Dol-
off with them. .' Ilr Store, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
i r ;


Serva-nhood
SiI i'2 Corinthians 4:5 we
find, "For what we preach is
n ot ourselves, but Jesus
Christ as Lord, with our-


selves as your servants for
Jesus sake."
I .n our society no one
wants to be -a servant. We
like to be in charge, or, at
least, be partners with oth-


United Methodist Church Servanthood implies
obligations. For those of us
who claim Jesus Christ as Lord and Sa\iour; we rep-
resent Christ in the world which needs Him. Many
people seem to want to be anonymous Christians.
That is, they prefer to be Christians only when they
choose.to go to church. Christianity is a way of life,
and not a -part time situation.
I choose to serve Christ. This is what Christianity
is all about. We often sing with enthusiasm, "I serve
a risen Saviour."


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
,, A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
'. MORNING-WORSHIP -11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
Sunday School 9:45 am Discipleship Training 5:00 pm Sun. Evening
Wed. Night a.d7:00 pm. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
.,.'0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bler you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 6-17-5026 -


First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
'Church Office 227-1493 Gus Carpenter, Pastor
Sunday School. . .. .. ... 9. 45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .. . 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ..... ... 6:30 p.m.
W wednesday ....... .. ... . ; -00 p in
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us




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MEETS
Bible Study: Worship:
9 a.im. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday,
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port SI. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Martin Avenue



THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY


ST. JAMES' *


God's
love
is
higher
than
the
heaven


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

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor


Discover God's love!
Everyone welcome L J

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


Davis to Speak at


New Bethel AME


The voung people division of
'New Bethel A.M.E. Church wiU
,.'celebrate their annual Youth Day
..on Sunday, June 14, at 11:00
.a.m. The morning's guest speaker
b\vll b.J 1gsley Davis of Orlando.
j...,Thilfe of Mr. Davis has en-
co6tLred many storms and
many blessings. In 1989, the 6'5"
athlete was shot in the back
while walking home from a foot-
ball game. He regained his health
and pursued an education at the
University of Florida.
In 1996, he earned triple de-
grees. Presently, he is working as
a behavior consultant with fami-
les that are divided by conflict.
Davis travels around the state of
Florida speaking and ministering
to young people.
Pastor Griffin and youth of
.New Bethel A.M.E. Church invite
everyone to come hear this dy-
namic speaker. The church is lo-
cated at the corner of Avenue C
"I;and Highway 98.


Kingsley Davis

Bar-B-Q Dinner
at New Bethel
Carl Beard will be barbecuing
chicken and rib dinners on
Thursday. June 25, from 11:00
a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. to benefit the'
youth department of New Bethel'
A.M.E. Church.
Dinners ,can be picked up at,
the church, which is located at
the corner 'of Avenue C and High-
way 98. To purchase a ticket.
contact any member of the youth:
group or call 229-6971. A dona-
tion of $5.00 is being asked for
the chicken dinners and $7.00 for
the ribs.


t Worsh{.ip atMthew tirm
Chuch fYur
Chice'tisuda


S' rt nedMethodist Church
1 111 North 22nd Street *'Mexico Beach, FL 32410

Worship Services ....................... 9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ......................... 10:15 a.m. CT

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



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


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


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1998 PAGE 3B

Victory Temple Youth Day at
Honors Graduates New Bethel AME


There will be a special service
on Sunday, June 17, at 11:30
a.m. honoring all of the 1998
graduates of Victory Temple First,
Born Holiness Church. The ser-
vice will be entitled, "Only What
You Do For Christ Will Last."
The speaker for the service,
will the youth pastor, Elder
Charles Gathers. Everyone is cor-
dially invited to attend this ser-,
vice., Victory Temple is located at
Avenue D and Peters Street. Bish-'
op H. W. Willis is the pastor.


The young people's division of
New Bethel A.M.E. Church will be
celebrating its annual Youth Day
on Sunday, June 14. The speaker
for the 11:00 a.m. service will be
Kingsley Davis of Orlando.
Ebonee Daniels of Tallahas-
see will be the guest soloist. Eve-
ryone is invited to come out and
share in this celebration. The
church is located at the comer of
Highway 98 and Avenue C. Rev.
Calvin Griffin, Sr. is the pastor.


\ // Thefriendly place to worship!
First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. & '-30 p m.
Bible Study Sunday at 9:00 a m. tall age,)
Wednesday Adult Prayer & Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
NURSERY PROVIDED FOR ALL SERVICES.
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Me\ico Beach Conier of 15th & Calitorrua 648-5776


Come and Be Blessed!
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School .....................................................10 a.m .
M morning Service ................................................... 11 a.m .
Tuesday Bible Study ............................................. 7 p.m .
Thursday Praise & Worship .................................. 7 p.m.
"BECAUSE WE CAN DO YOU GOOD!"
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor 12,11


^LA^% FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

CHURCH
', 7fli ^ 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756

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



first Baptist Church
S102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
A L Alled Welborri Buddy Caswell
S,sf .A msencof Music& You'h
Sunday School .................... 9:45 am
r Worship Service ..1 .. ..... . 11:00 am
Disciple Training .. . . .. 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ...... ........ .. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meet;ng ... ... 7:00 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" J


Come Visit and Enjoy

FAITH DLE- CHURCH


801 20th St. Port St. Joe


229-6707


Sunday School.................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service..................11:00 a.'m.
Evening Service.....:.................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting...7:00 p.m.
Bill Taylor, Pastor Roger Louks, Asst. Pastor
Homeof d FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


Constitution and. M(numenet
tCatchhde Sjit
,,' Port St. Joe
THEUNITED MlETHODISTCHURCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School .........9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship .... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship ............6:00 p.m.
,,p ..1 "0 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.


Baptist




THIS WEEK'S -
MESSAGE: ARE YOU .
DOING WHAT YOU ARE


Ch~r


SUPPOSED TO?
MATT 25:1-13 ,',
WE'LL LOOK AT .
REASONS TO BE
ALERT AND READY TO
ACT\ ", : : : ..... .
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Sunday Worship 10 AJM and 5 PlM
Bruc utyPastor Sludy: 227-2583 Church: 227-1180
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1998


Medicare Supplement Guide to Aid Seniors Released


Now that the Taxpayer Relief
Act of 1997 is in place, and many
taxpayers are positioning them-
selves to take advantage of some
of the tax-saving features, one
might be concerned about how
the government is going to get by
on less tax revenue. Not to worry,
with the continued growth of our
economy the government will col-
lect more in taxes than ever.
Government spending for
every man, women and child
grows at a steady pace each year.
In 1965, government spending
per person was $1,500. By 1975,
the spending per person had
increased to just over $4,000.
Government spending in 1985
climbed to $5,700 per person.
The increase has slowed in recent.
years and in 1998 spending is.
approximately $6,100 for each


man, woman and child.
The next question Is exactly
what are they spending this
money for? Here's a look at how
the federal government will spend
,each tax dollar in 1999.
SOCIAL SECURITY, 23
cents; HEALTH and MEDICAL,
20 cents; NATIONAL DEFENSE,
15.5 *cents; WELFARE, 14.5
cents, INTEREST 14 cents;
EDUCATION and TRAINING, 3.5
cents; VETERANS BENEFITS and
SERVICES, 2.5 cents; TRANS-
PORTATION, 2 cents; OTHER, 5
cents. (Source: Tax Foundation,
Washington DC.)
With slowing growth in gov-
ernment 'spending per capital, a
projected budget surplus and tax
breaks, for taxpayers, the future
does look brighter. -


Some will make an overdue : But it leaves them exposed to
visit to distant grandchildren, ,' :"gaps" or costs not covered, such
Others will enjoy ballroom danc- las a $764 deductible for inpatient
ing or handicraft courses. No, hospital care.
matter how consumers spend Insurance companies offer
their free time when they reach, group and individual Medicare
age 65, they will surely wish to ;supplement plans which provide
avoid health insurance worries. 'a variety of benefits to cover cer-
"That's why it's important we,, tainn gaps. Seniors may learn more
keep health-care costs for seniors-,; about these plans by obtaining
affordable," said Bill Nelson, State, (i the newly released "1998-99
Treasurer and Insurance, .Medicare Supplement and Long-
Commissioner. "Those living on., .oTermiCare Insurance Guide,"
fixed incomes shouldn't have to Nelson announced last Tuesday.
worry about costs not covered by The Florida Department of
Medicare, especially at a time 'Insurance updates the guide each
when they hope to experience' year to reflect changes in state
more of the simple joys in life." and federal law and provide sam-
The federal program for those ple annual premiums for Florida
age 65 and older pays for a large plans.


part of their health care expenses.'


The guide also includes a spe-


cial section on long-term care
insurance, which can pay for care
at home, in a nursing home or
other special-care facility.
Seniors may obtain a free
copy of the guide by calling the
toll-free Insurance Consumer


D 0
GCGC Board of

Directors to Meet
The Board of Directors of the
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc.
will hold its regularly scheduled
meeting on Tuesday, June 16, at
8:00 a.m., ET. The meeting will
be held at the Gulf County Guid-
ance Clinic, Inc. Wellness Center
in Port St. Joe.


Helpline at 1-800-342-2762. The
hearing impaired may order it by
using a TDD to call 1-800-640-
0886. Internet users may down-
load the guide by using the con-
sumer menu at http://www.doi.
state.fl.us. The Insurance Depart-
ment provides the guide in alter-
native formats such as braille,
audio tape. or large print, upon
request.

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Advertising Needs

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MIUE OFi THE.'.iGULFpCOUNTYiBOARDiOF COUNTY COMMISSION


Land War...



Fight for Places


to Build More Homes


for Residents, Retirees


Florida's urban mass could
grow byralmost half in the next 1
year..bringg gridlock and fight
over water, taxes and land use t
North Florida, according -to neN
projections by University (
Florida economists.
Retiring baby boomers wi
fuel population growth, said U]
economist David Denslow. "Th
first surge of boomers will retire i
2006. We need to be thinking
about how we will handle their
impact because it's not that Ion
before they arrive," he said.
Denslow is scheduled to pre
sent the new projections at a
April 20 to 22 land-use confer
ence in Tampa, sponsored by UF
Institute of Food and Agricultura
Sciences.
Although population i
expected to grow an estimated 3
percent-an increase to 18.5 mi
lion from today's 14 million-lan
use will grow- 40 percent in th
next decade and a half, he said
The projection challenges earlier
thinking that urban developers
would consume less land because
builders would fill in undevelope
portions of Florida's cities an
suburbs.
"Land use will outstrip popu
lation growth because Floridian
are becoming wealthier and buy
ing homes on larger lots
Denslow said. "The average
Floridian will have a 16 percent



Note of Thanks
The fifth grade class at Poi
St. Joe Elementary would like t
thank the following Individual
and businesses who gave a dona
tion for their graduation clas
party:
General Dollar Store, Bill'
Dollar Store, Louis and Tina Cor
dova, Johnny Linton, Hannon In
surance Company. Ard's Florisi
Showtime Video, Costin's Depart
ment. Store, State Farm Insu
rance, and Buzzett's Drug Store.
They would also like to than]
Campbell's City Drugs, Kid's Port
Hungry Howies, Subway, Wew
Bank, the Project Graduatioi
committee, George Duren, th
sixth grade graduation commit
tee, Port St. Joe Elementary PTC
GT Com, and Gulf County Senio
Citizens Association.


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d- higher income-going to $29.000
5 from $25,000 in today's dollars-
s in the year 2013."
o Some Floridians will turn to
w North Florida. where their extra
of money can buy large lots at
affordable prices. said UF agricul-
ll rtural economist David Mulkey.
"Much of South Florida's urban
F area is along the coast," he said.
e 'As population increase in 'the
n coastal areas, land will become
19 more expensive, and more people
r with move north of Interstate 4."

Mulkey said the growth pro-
jecutons should force state and
=- local governments to seek more
'n effective ways of managing
S growth.
al "Some of the new develop-
ment is taking place in unincor-
porated areas. County govern-
s ments may not be'ready to handle
0 their responsibility for providing
L- roads, sewers, water service and
d other infrastructure," he said.
ie In addition, urban growth will
d. detract from the rural lifestyle in
er parts of North Florida that haven't.
I' faced growth pressures before,
Mulkev said.
d Growth will coi,tinue to pre-
d sent challenges in South Florida
as well, Mulkey added. For exam-
ple. some of South Florida's
iJ fastest growing counties are also
is prime areas for farming fruits and
y- vegetables.
," "Growth in' Dade. Palm
;e Beach. Orange, Polk and
it Hillsborough counties is reducing
the state's agricultural produc-
nion." he said. 'That reduction can
affect the avaailabillty of food at
affordable prices."
rt Burl Long, another UF agri-
o cultural economist, will attend
s the conference to discuss govern-
1- ment tax policies intended to slow
;s growth. One policy he will talk
about bases property tax assess-
s ments for farm and ranch land on
r- its agricultural use, which usual-
- ly makes assessments much
Lt, lower than if the land were devel-
- ped. .
i- .The policy affects 227.000
pieces of property and reduces
k the assessed value of that proper-
S ty by about $600 million, Long
t, said. "That's a large sum. and it
a provides considerable tax relief to
n farmers and ranchers.
- "Since this policy places a
greater tax burden on other tax-
r payers, the public will want to
know if it is helping slow rapid
urban growth," Long said. "The
answer is that the policy is not
terribly effective in slowing growth
because the tax benefit is not
enough to hold off growth indefi-
nitely. However, it is achieving its
other objectives-helping farm
businesses stay afloat and keep-
ing them in agriculture in the
short run."
Government should not
abandon agricultural land tax
assessments but instead should
supplement them with new poli-
cies that will help contain growth,
Long said. '"We all have a stake in
maintaining the state's rural
charm, and, we need to begin now
to find ways to do it," he said.
The conference, to be held at
Tampa's Sheraton Grand Hotel, Is
co-sponsored by the Florida Farm
Bureau, the Natural Resources
Conservation Service of the U.S.
Department of Agriculture and
the Farm Foundation.
Registration information may
be obtained from the UF/IFAS
Office of Conferences and
Institutes at (352} 392-5930.


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
APRIL 28, 1998
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular sesi..
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', Clerk Benny C. Lister
Chief. Deputy, Clerk Douglas C Birmingham.
Deputy Clerk Towari McLemore. Chief
Administrator Don Butler. Administrative
Assistant Debbe WIbberg. Administra.
tor/Emergency Management Director Larry
Wells. Building Official Richard Combs.
Emergency Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson. County Engineer-
Representative Bill Kennedy. Mosquito
Control Department Secretary Sandy Hobbs.
Road Superintendent Bob Lester. Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford. South Gulf County
E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffin. Veterans'
Service Officer/S.H.I.P. Administrator Bo
Williams, and Sheriffs Department Captain
Joe Nugent.
The meeting was called to order at 6:00
p.m., E.D.T. ,
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:
CONSENT AGENDA.
1) Minutes
-April 11, 1998 Special Meeting
-April 14, 1998 Workshop
April 14, 1998 Regular Meeting
April 17, 1998 Special Meeting
2) Correcuon to Minutes
March 5, 1998 Special Meeting
3) Contract
-. Sheriff Service of Process/l9,98-99 (Title ,'
I .D) '
S4) Court Order /
Pay to Bay County BCC (Koran #95-
258-:CF S27.00 to be paid from Court
Reporter Circuit Criminal Transcript
Fees: State Attorney Account #61015-.
33002)
5) Fishing License Renewal (Wholesale -
Saltwater S100.00) 1,
6) Grant Amendment i#1 Local Miugation ,
Strategy Planning
7) Invoice
Julian Webb & Associates (Admin.
Building #98DB- IY-02-33-15-L13
: 3,000.00 to be paid irom Admin.
Building C.D.B.G. Funds)
Preble-Rish. Inc Admin. Building
1461015 S250.00 to be paid from
Admin. Building C D.B.G. Funds)
8) Resolution Cable TV Franchise Transfer .
:IRigel CSSF to Blackstonel. as follows: '
CONSENT TO FRANCHISE TRANSFER ,"
RESOLUTION NO. 98-10 .
A RESOLLIlON OF THE BOARD OF",
COMMISSIONERS OF GULF COUNTY. STATE .1
OF FLORIDA. CONSENTING TO THE
ASSIGNMENT OF CABLE TELEVISION
FRANCHISE FROM ROBERT J. MACCINI.'.
RECEIVER OF THE ASSETS OF RIGEL CSSF '
!JOINT VENTLIRE. A DELAWARE GENERAL]
PARTNERSHIP TO BLACKSTONE CABLE.
LLC. A MASSACHUSETTS LIMITED LIABIL[-.'
n 'COMPANY
WHEREAS. Gull" County (the (-Grantor") ;
granted to Robert H Neuman d/b/a Gulf
Cable TV of Port St. Joe. FL (the Original '
Grantee") a franchise as set forth inl'
Resolution 84-3 passed and adopted by the
Grantor on January 24. 1984 to construct.
maintain and operate a cable television sys,-
tem (the 'System") in Gulf County (the
"Franchise):
WHEREAS. by letter dated March 17.%.
1989. the Grantor consented to the assign-
ment of the Franchise by the Originall
Grantee to Rigel CSSF Joint Venture ("Rigel.
CSSF"): "
WHEREAS. by Order of the United
States District Court for the Eastern District*
of Massachusetts (the *Court") dated March.
18. 1997 in connection with that certain pro-'
ceeding identified as Sta Street Ban and"'
Tust Company v. iLel Communications
nc and Rigl CSS Limited Partnership aa
the Gnera l Partners u Riel CSSF otre
Venture (C.A. No. 97-10219MLW1. Robert J.
Maccini was appointed the Receiver of the
Assets of Rigel CSSF (in such capacity, the
"Assignorl': .
WHEREAS. by Order of the Court datedC
February 5. 1998. and pursuant to that cer-.'
tain Assignment and Assumpuon Agreement I
dated as of March 31. 1998 (thefl
-Assignment' the Assignor has assigned.1
transferred and conveyed all right. title and,'.
interest of Assignor in and to the Franchise,I
and the System to Blackstone Cable. LLC (the l
'Assignee");
NOW. THEREFORE. BE IT RESOLVED
BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION-.
ERS OF GULF COUNTY. STATE OF FLORIDA.
AS FOLLOWS
Section 1. Grantor hereby consents tod
and approves of the assignment by Assignor.
to Assignee of all of Assignor's right. ude and
Interest in and to the Franchise and the
assumption by Assignee of the obligations of.
Assignor under the Franchise, subject to'
applicable law. which accrue from and after!
the date of closing of the transfer of the'
System to Assignee. [
Section 2. Grantor confirms that (a) thUe
Franchise Is currently in full force and effect'
and expires January 24, 2004: (b) Assignor lal
strictly in compliance with the provisions bf
the Franchise: and (c) there exists no knowrt'
fact or circumstance Which constitutes on
which, with the passage of time or the givin
of notice or both, would constitute a default
or breach under the Franchise, or would
allow Grantor to cancel or terminate thdei;
rights thereunder except upon the expiration


of the full term thereof.


Section 3. Assignee may transfer the
Franchise or control related thereto to any
entity controlling, controlled by, or under
common control with Assignre'uppn notice to
Grantor ol an\ such transfer to an affiliated
,. entity. i "' ,
Secuorn 4 Grantor approves the assign-.
ment. mortgage. pledge or other encum-
brance of the Franchise or assets of Assignee
as collateral for a loan
PASSED. ADOPTED AND APPROVED by
the Board of Commissioners of Gull Count%
State of Florida, this 28th day of April, 1998.
(End)
9) Travel
F.A C. Annual Conference [Marco Island
June 17-19, 1998)
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGENDA:
11 Flood '98 Disaster Relief Funding
Agreement (D.C.A.I
RECEIVE BIDS #9798-11/CLAY AND
TOPSOIL-Pursuant to ad'lertisement to
receive sealed bids (B9798-1) I for clay and
top soil, the following bid was received: C. R.
Smith & Son. Inc 8.65 per yard
Commissioner Peters motioned to
accept tris bid. arid Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Stanley. Chief Administrator
SButler reported that the Board's intention inr
recei\ng this bid was to obtain materials to
rebuild roads damaged during the flood The
motion then passed unanimously.
ROAD PAVING SYSTEM-Tom Moore.
of Florida Highway Products. appeared before
the Board to report that their company will
be paving cart paths at St Joseph Bay
County Club during the week of May 4th. and
invited the Commissioners to attend a
demonstrauon of'the paving system (emulsi-
fied asphalt).
FLOOD DEBRIS REMOVAL/ROAD
PAVING-David Taunton appeared before the
Board to discuss the flood debris removal
consulting contract, stating that most of the
debris has already been picked up and
requesting that the Board end the contract
with Preble-Rish Inc. at the end of the 30-
day.peripd.
; Mr. Taunton also discussed the paving
of Castlewood Lane by the County (stating
that It was a private roadl. and he stated that
the County should have pased County Road
5 from Highway 22 to the prison
Members of the Board discussed that
they followed F.E.M.A.'s guidelines and had
their approval pror to proceeding with the
flood debris removal project, and that the
Board unanimously agreed to the process
Upon further discussion that no funds were
taken from other districts during the Road
Bond Paving Project. Commissioner Stanley
motioned to end the contract with Preble-
Rlsh. Inc. as debris removal consultant after
30 days. Commissioner Peters seconded the
motion for discussion. After discussion that
property owners who live out-of-town have
not had sufficient time to clean/repair their
property. Emergency Management Director
Wells reported that inspectors are still in the
County writing Damage Survey Reports. The
motion then failed 3 to 2. i..,1th
Commissioners Stanley and Peters voting
yes.
Upon discussion about paving of roads"
rinot owned by the County. Attorney
McFarland referred to implied dedicauonvs.
adverse possession vs. public usage; Marion
Hough discussed (1) County Attorney opin-
ions, 121 paper company roads/leases, and (3)'
paving of Casilewood Lane. She stated that
she will go to the Governor regarding viola-
tion of public trust (Statute 129). and she
requested Commissioner Traylor's resigna-
uon. at 7:07 p.m.> .Ms. Hough presented the
Board with a book she had written, to be
donated to the Gulf County Public Library.
Tim Nelson discussed acceptance of the
roads In Gulf Aire. Phase I1 as there seems to
be no "real" policy. Mr. Sam Bryant. of Port
St. Joe. requested recognition for his district
as well.
SANIMAL CONTROL-Bill Stitt appeared
before the Board regarding dogs roaming the
streets and barking at night, and requested
that the Board have the animal control officer
work at least one' eight per week. The Board
agreed to discuss this with the Sheriff.
TRAFFIC CONTROL/WHITE CITY-
Marion Hough appeared before the Board to
request that more 15 m.p.h. speed limit signs
be placed on County Road 20 In White City,
as there are children and animals in the area
(the Paper Company should be notified to be
cautious in this area).
AIRPORT/AVIATION. EVENT-Colleen
Ciochetto, of Gulf Aviation, appeared before
the Board to discuss the aviation events held
at the airport on April 26th. She thanked the
Sheriffs Auxiliary and the South Gulf County
Fire Department for their assistance, stating
that they were able to raise funds for these
two departments.
BID #9798-09/ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING "HARDENING"-Chief Adminis-
trator Butler reported that he had met with
Southeastern Mechanical Contracting and
was able to cut the bid amount by $5,515.00,
which brings the bid down to $83,655.00. He
stated that the grant amount s $81,250.00
(which leaves a difference of $2,405.00), but
tle Department of Community Affairs will not
approve any further reductions.
Commissioner Peters motioned to amend the
General Fund budget (as follows) to allow for
completion of this project, and Commissioner
Stanley seconded the motion for discussion.
After discussion that this bid is for the "hard-
ening" only (will certify the building to with-
stand 140 m.p.h. winds); the motion passed
unanimously (4-0).
INCREASE: Hazard Mitigation CDBG
Admin, Hardening: Improvements to
Buildings #21825-62100 ......$ 2,405.00
DECREASE:
Reserves:Reserve for Contingencies,
#99984-95000 ......... ... ..$ 2,405.00
EMPLOYEE .TESTING-Chief Adminis-
trator Butler discussed the possibility of the
Board not requiring that temporary employ-
ees complete medical history forms, have
physical, or have drug testing (could be


decided on a case-by-case basis). Attorney
McFarland stated that Gulf County has a
drug-free workplace policy, and drug testing
should be performed on everyone. After dis-
cussion. the Board agreed to leave their poli-
cy as-is and make arrangements for the tem-
porary employee at the Road Department to
follow these procedures. Commissioner
Stanley stated that he would like to see this
Information addressed in the County's per-
sonnel policy
SEWER SYSTEM GULF AIRE SUBDI-
VISION-Chief Administrator Butler dis-
cussed a letter which he sent to Ike Duren
regarding the capacity of the sewer plant at
GulfAire Lis at or abotCe me capacity allowed)
He suggested that the Board have Attorney
McFarland submit a letter to Mr. Duren.
allowing him 10 days to respond regarding
his intention about expanding the plant.
Lipon discussion that they may have to pre-
vent hook-ups to the system (which would
then require sepuc tank systems even
Sthouh many of the property owners pre-paid
the tap fee for the sewer service. the Board
agreed for AttorneN McFarland to send this
letter.
PERMIT APPLICATION PIER/INDIAN
PASS-Chief Administrator Butler reported
that he requested an extension from the
Department of Environmental Protection on
approval of a permit application for construc-
uon of a pier at indian Pass b. Howard
Losett. to allow County officials / citizens to
respond Upon discussion that the pilings
appear to be below the mean high water line
and will not block beach drni\ng. Joe Hooper
inquired about protected species. The Board
agreed to send a letter requesung that the
pilings be well belor. the mean high water
line so as neser to be on the beach surface
Itself (to send copy to Anna Marie Hartman
with D.E.P.).
MINOR REPLATS-Chief Administrator
Butler reported on a request from Tom
Gibson regarding a minor replat application
which he had filed prior to the moratorium
being put into effect. requesting that he be
allow to proceed according to the previous
policy. Upon discussion. the Board agreed
that the new process must be followed per
the recommendation of Chief Administrator
Butlei, and the subdbision must be platted
according to State Law. ,
'PERMIT FEE SEA OATS/CAPE SAN7
BLAS-Solid Waste Director Danford dis-
cussed that the Department of
Environmental Protection is requesting a
$500.00 permit fee for the sea oats which
D.E.P. planted through the beach restoration
grant. The Board directed him to send a let-
ter to D.E.P. requesting that this fee be
waived due to Gulf County's recent financial
hardships.
PERMIT WETAPPO C & D LAND-
FILL-Solid Waste Director Danford reported
that the County's permit for Wetappo C & D
Landfill is incomplete because the financial
assurance plan is not in place (they are work-
ing on it).
SPRAYERS MOSQUITO CONTROL
DEPARTMENT-Solid Waste Director
Danford reported that Elzie Williams and
Frank Bass are the recommendations for the
two (2) contract mosquito spray truck dri-
vers. Commissioner Knox motioned to accept
this recommendation, and Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Stanley, Sandy Hobbs report-
ed that approximately 12 applications were
received for these positions. The motion then
passed unanimously (4-0).
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMIT-
TEE FUNDING-Upon discussion by E.D.C.
Chairman Danford regarding a request for
funds from the Economic Development
Committee. Chairman Yeager stated that he
will -unfreeze" 82.500.00 of the $5,000.00
budgeted.
FIVE POINTS LANDFILL SPOTTER-
Solid Waste Director Danford reported that a
spotter is needed at Five Points Landfill, and
he requested that the position be based on
grant funds (as long as grant funds are avail-
able, the position will be filled). Upon motion
by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Knox. and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to post a notice for a labor-
er position (with the position being contin-
gent on grant funds).
MEETING UNION GRIEVANCES/
IMPASSE ISSUES-Administrator Wells
reported that the Union has consented to
holding a meeting on May 19th at 5:00 p.m.
to discuss two (2) grievances and the Union
Impasse Issues.
FLOOD DEBRIS REMOVAL-Upon
inquiry, Emergency Management Director
Wells reported on, his discussion with the
F.E.M.A. inspector regarding debris removal.
Solid Waste Director Danford reported that
5,700 cubic yards of debris were removed in
1994. George Whiting reported on the debris
removal, stating that the debris is piling up
again in the Howard Creek area.
911 SYSTEM/WIRELESS PHONES-
911 Coordinator Nelson reported on a confer-
ence he attended the week of April 20th, stat-
ing that the bill (for a cellular system user's
fee) developed by State 911 Coordinators
regarding wireless 911 calls failed again this
legislative session. He also stated that the
FCC ruling read that return numbers were to
be established for wireless 911 phone calls by
April 1st.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL DISPATCH
TRAINING-911 Coordinator Nelson report-
ed that the Emergency Medical Dispatch
training will be held this week (trains dis-
patchers to provide medical instructions to
individuals by telephone prior to the arrival
of the ambulance).
COLLECTION AGENCY AMBULANCE
BILLINGS-South Gulf County E.M.S.
Director Shane McGuffln reported that he
had received the MidAm Recovery contract
for collection of delinquent billings for both
ambulance services, and he will get with
Attorney McFarland .to review it prior to the
next meeting.
ANIMAL CONTROL-George Whiting
stated that he appeared at the last Board
meeting to discuss a problem he is having
with his neighbors dogs. He further reported
that he still has a problem with these dogs
running at-large on his property, and he


PAGE 4B


must protect his family.
The meeting recessed at 7-55 p.m.,
E.D.T.
The meeting reconvened at-8:37 p.m.,
E.D.T.
ROAD MAINTENANCE ST. JOE
BEACH. UNIT 2-Bill Howard, of St. Joe
Beach, appeared before the Board to request
permission to place dolomite on ,a County
road (at his expense) to provide better access
to their lots. Upon motion by Commissioner
Knox, second by Commissioner Peters, and
unanimous (4-0) vote, the Board agreed to
allow placement of dolomite on the road
(under the direction of Road Superintendent
Lester).
ANIMAL CONTROL ADOPTION
AGREEMENT-Dr. Timothy' Nelson dis-
cussed a city/county coordinated adoption
agreement which will help the Humane
Society-whenri he\ are doing the paperwork
for the adoptions (same fee schedules and
policies). He further reported on the Florida
Statute which sets guidelines for any agency
participating in animal adoption programs.
and he presented a proposed agreement
which he had prepared. After further discus-
sion that the Humane Society wdl handle all
the paperwork and funds for the adoption
process. Attorney McFarland reported that
he will add tirs information Into the pro-
posed Animal Control Ordinance to be con-
sidered bm the Board at the nrxt regular
Board meeting. Lipon discussion about a
moratorium on adoptions until the ordinance
is passed. Commissioner Stanley motioned to
follow the current procedures until the ordi-
nance Is adopted. Commissioner Knox sec-
onded the motion and it passed unanimous-
ly 14-01.
.P.D.R.B. RECOMMENDATIONS /
VARIANCE REQUESTS-Chief Administrator
Butder presented the following requests from
ind'ivduals and recommendations from the
Planning Deselopment Review Board, for the
Board's consideration.
1) Jerry Walker request for variance to
encroach 4 8 feet into the required setback
on C-30E In06269-046R) / PDRB's recom-
mendation Is to grant this variance. Upon
motion by Commissioner Knox. .second by
Comifissiorer- Peters, and unanimous (4-0)
vote, the' Board .approved -*his request/rec-
ommendation.
2) Barry Bunn request for variance to
encroach 7 feet in the roadside setback
(#03178080R) /,PDRB's recommendation is
to deny this variance; Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Knox, and unanimous (4-0)
vote, they approved the recommendation to
deny this request.
ANIMAL CONTROL HONEY BEES-
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Stanley,
Captain Nugent discussed that there is no
ordinance or law specifically addressing bee-
keeping (location of hives, etc.). After further
discussion by Marilyn Blackwell regarding a
problem she is having with honey bees
"invading" the water sources on her property,
the Board agreed for Attorney McFarland to
research this matter and report back to the
Board. Dr. Nelson suggested contacting
someone who is knowledgeable about bees
(Roy Lee Carter, L. L. Lanier, etc.) regarding a
possible solution to this problem.
CAPITAL AREA COMMUNITY ACTION
AGENCY-Upon request by Commissioner
Stanley, Veterans' Service Officer Williams
reported on a meeting he and Commissioner
Stanley had with Dr. Dorothy Crews, the new
Executive Director of the Capital Area
Community Action Agency. He reported that
the Department of Community Affairs will
step back to allow her to take the lead in get-
ting the Agency back on its feet, and he feels
she will be a real asset to the Agency.
APPRECIATION VOLUNTEERS-
Commissioner Stanley discussed sending let-
ters of appreciation to the Division of
Forestry, Red Cross, Salvation Army and
Search & Rescue for their assistance during
the flooding. Chairman Yeager stated that he
would like to have an appreciation dinner for
everyone who assisted.
ROAD DEPARTMENT COUNTY
ROADS-Commissioner Stanley requested
that Road Superintendent Lester prepare a
list of all official County roads (to the best of
his ability). Upon discussion regarding the
911 road lists. 911 Coordinator Nelson
reported that private roads are also named
and included on the 911 maps for emergency
purposes. After further discussion about
other counties having some type of mapping
system, 911 Coordinator Nelson reported on
the Master Street Address Guide computer
program (which could be expanded to build
this type of road list program). Dr. Nelson
inquired about the County performing traffic
studies on roads prior to paving (to set prior-
ities according to need).
DISTRICT III CLEANUP-Commis-
sioner Knox reported on a $100.00 donation
the Board received from Sara C. Sulzer. of St.
Joe Beach, in appreciation of the spring
cleanup performed in District III.
FLOOD EXPENSE REIMBURSE-
MENT-Chairman Yeager reported that an
application had been submitted to the
Governor's Office, requesting that the State
pay the 12.5% matching funds for Gulf
County.
LEGISLATIVE FUNDING-Chairman
Yeager reported that the following Items are
tentatively in the State budget (1)
$800,000.00 for a new Gulf County Health
Department, (2) $100,000.00 for Courthouse
Renovations, and (3) $100,000.00 for Article
V funding.
MEETING UNION-Chairman Yeager
reminded everyone of the meeting with the
Union employees' on May 19, 1998 at 5:00
p.m., E.D.T.
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Stanley, sec-
ond by Commissioner Knox, and unanimous
(4-0) vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
8:50 p.m., E.D.T
WARREN J. YEADER, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK











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t Up For Adoption
Currently at the Gulf County
Pound, there are 30 dogs and 19
cats and kittens waiting to be
adopted. These animals include a
white bulldog, a collie, and three
feists.
A large variety of both dogs
and cats 'are available to be
adopted at the Gulf County
Pound,. located behind' the Sher-
iffs Departnernt.
For adoption information, or
if you have any questions, please
call the Gulf County Sheriffs Of-
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Piecemaker Quilt
Club toMeet
The Panhandle Piecemaker
Quilt Club will meet on the sec-
ond Thursday of the month on
June 11. The business meeting
and program will begin at 7:00
p.m., ET, and will take place at
the St. James' Episcopal Church,
located at 800 22nd Street. ..
This- meeting's program will
focus on Ideas for unusual quilt
blocks. Light refreshm-n'ts will be'
served, and guests are very wel-
come.
It's not too late to join the
club and participate In the fun of
making a "mystery quilt." Quilters,
receive instructions for another'
step every month. The mysteryis
that you won't know what the
quilt will look like until it's fin-
ished.
In May. the club members be-
gan to assemble the blocks for
these quilts, so by now they have.
an 'idea of what the quilts will
look like. However.' most of the
members are working on different
steps, so it's not too late for new-
comers to begin. They'll see you
there.


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Threatened with urban devel-
opment as never before, frogs and
toads increasingly are -finding
refuge on Florida ranch lands, a
University of Florida study finds.
"Why are we so interested in
frogs and toads? Because they're
a crucial link in the food chain for
all kinds of other wildlife," said
George Tanner, a wildlife conser-
vationist with UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural: Sciences.
"They're like canaries in a coal
mine, giving us an early warning
on the overall health of the
environment, for. all wildlife." .
With more growth coming,
some wildlife species are clearly in
trouble, he said. "'Frogs and toads
are essential in a food chainsthat
extends to alligators, birds,
snakes% and all the way up to
bears, deer and panthers."
Ranches preserve two habi-
tats that some frog and toad
.species 'need to'survive, according
to 'UF research at the 10,000,-acre
MacArthur AgroEcology 'Resarch
Center near Lake Placid.
The first crucial habitat is
seasonal ponds-ponds that dry


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Dear Counselor:
I am 36. years old. I am an
alcoholic; I abuse any drug I can
get my hands on including non-
prescription drugs; I am a smok-
er: and I over eat. I know all this
stuff is' bad, for me, but I can't
seem to stop. I love my wife and
my kids and I am a successful
businessman.
How can someone like me
have no control over doing such
things? I read something the other
day about addictive personalities.
Am I one of those people and, if
so. is there any help for this prob-
lem? .
Signed. No Control
Dear Mr. Control.
There is still no conclusive
evidence that an identifiable
"addictive ,personality'" exists. In
fact. addictive behaviors tend to
cross all personality types.
Although there.may be partic-
Sular personality' traits and 'even
some biological factors that make
one more vulnerable to addiction.
these behaviors are learned. If a
behavior is learned it can be
unlearned. Therefore. yes there is
help.
It is not easy to stop habitual
behaviors. There may also be
some emotional factors involved
in maintaining these addictions.
These activities may be how you
have learned to manage stress
and stopping the behaviors will
probably require learning new
ways to cope.
Whatever is underlying these
: addictions, the most effective
approach is concentrating on the
behaviors themselves and chang-
ing them. Changing your behavior


will first require a commitment on,
your part to' change and taking
control of the behavior rather
than letting it control you.
You may need to seek profes-
sional assistance to help. The Gulf
County Guidance Clinic, soon to
become Life Management Center,
has outpatient treatment avail-
able for substance abuse prob-
lems. The clinic also' has profes-
sionals skilled in behavioral ther-
apy as well as some wvellness pro-,
grams specific to some of your
complaints.
I would suggest contacting us
for an assessment. Your counselor
can then help you develop a plan
to beat these addictions while
addressing some of the underlying
issues that complicate your
efforts to change.
You probably have more con-
trol than you think. Getting pro-
fessional help 'can provide you,
with some support and some
skills to help you get started.' It
won't be easy but once you begin
to overcome these problem behav-
iors, you will feel better physically
and psychologically. Please call if
we can assist vou Oiur phone,:
number is 227-1145.
Sincerely, Ed Dennis, MS
Clinical Services Supervisor
Please address your questions
and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Avenue. Port St. Joe. FL 32456.,
SNames and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to
227-1145.


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u for part of the year, eliminating
.flsh 'and large insects that prey on
.'tadpoles. The second essential
; habitat is wooded;areas that shel-
;ter adult frogs and toads.
Urban development often fills
An seasonal' ponds 'or turns them
into stormwater' retention basins
that fish take over, 'sending about
Jhalf'of Florida's 30' frog 'and toad
species fleeing. "We don't know
"Ihow they do it; but these species
isomeh ow w not to breed, in


fish ponds." Tanner said.,'
While urban areas' are
unfriendly to some frogs Land'
'toads, ranchers keep enough sea- .
.sonal ponds intact for them to
).use, the research shows.
S There had been a fear that
draining ranches to improve pas-
tures eliminated seasonal ponds.
but we found many areas remain '
S;th, hold water long. enough for
.ri. and toads to breed." Tanner
', ';:. Ranchers have their own rea- ,
,Wiis for this::., he' "said:
"Maidencane grass grows in the
seasonal ponds. and it provides
cattle forage when the ponds dry
out."
Ranchers also like to preserve
Wooded areas-crucial. habitat for
adult frogs and toads-a hop,
skip and a jump away from, sea-
sonal ponds. "These areas provide
shade for cattle, but they also are
important habitat for frogs and
toads as well as deer. wild turkeys
and other animals." Tanner said.
Researchers elsewhere have .
found that even when developers
set,aside "native" areas, frogs and ,
toads that need seasonal ponds
are eliminated.
"As urbanization increases,
our biodiversity declines." Tanner
said. "If someone destroyed a
Work of art, we would decry the
act, and we should be equally
upset by the declines we re seeing
in frogs and toads."
S'The: research "o6ni, frogs 'and
toads provides new understand-
ing of how ecosystems function.
"Learning how frogs. fishes and
insects in wetlands fit into the
overall food chain is key to devel-
oping management practices that
protect these critical links in the
environment for wildlife," Tanner
said.
The gopher frog is a good,
example of the complexity of


Cindy Traylor
AGENT


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1998 PAGE 5B


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wildlifee ecosystems, he said. It not,
only needs seasonal ponds but
also can survive only where the
gopher tortoise is present. State
officials list both the gopher frog
and the gopher tortoise as
"species of special concern."
Development doesn't deter all
frogs and toads. Some species


breed successfully alongside fish.
others, including the preva-
lent squirrel treefrog, need less :
than a month of standing water
for their tadpoles to undergo
metamorphosis. "When they
hatch in the spring, there's gener-
ally enough. standing water for
them to develop," Tanner said.


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The Florida Game and Fresh:
Water Fish Commission will hold
a workshop in Blountstown on
June ,17 at, the W.T. Neal Civic
Center to gather public input
about future management of flat-
head catfish in the Apalachicola
River and its tributaries.
Flatheads are native to the
central United States, Including
the, Mississippi River drainage.,
They were first discovered In the
Apalachicola River in 1982 and
are now a permanent part.of the
fish population In the Apalachico-


la and 'several other Panhandle
rivers.
"Anglers have varied opinions
about the management options
for flatheads in the Apalachicola,
and this will give the public the
opportunity to talk with our
staff," said Fred Cross, the GFC's
regional fisheries biologist.
Cross said GFC personnel
will be available at the W.T. Neal
Civic Center from 4:00 to 7:00
p.m., CT, and the public can
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Slimmer School
The WES Summer School
Program in reading remediation
has been cranked up and going
since Monday. The bright-eyed
students arrived Monday to begin
their studies. Besides the tradi-
tional approach, the Fast Track
Program in Phonics and the Sony
Play Stations were used. Teachers
Melanie Hinote, Linda Whitfield
and aider Teresa Redd are excited
about the upcoming days.
Sympathy
Mr. Wooten and the staff of
WES would like to extend Its sym-
pathy to the family of Sondra
Dickens and Charlie Loveless.
Sondra Is a former bus driver and
has had children and grandchil-
dren in Our school. Her ever-pre-
sent smile will be missed.
Charlie's children, Lane and Lyn
Loveless once walked these halls
many years ago.
A Few More Reasons Your
Kids Won't Learn In School
1. Before you were born, your
parents weren't boring. They got
that way paying your bills and 'lis-
tening to you. j
2. Life is not divided into
semesters. And you don't get
summers off. Not even spring
break. You are expected to show
up every day for 8 hours, and youth
don't get a; new life every! 10
weeks.
3. Smoking does not make
you look cool. Watch an 11 year
old with a butt in his mouth.
That's what you look like to Yny-
One over 20.
4. Your school may be 'out-
come based', but life isn't. In





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT STATE or
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
PAUL G FITZGERALD and wife.
CHERL G FITZGERAL.D.
Plainrtiff.


Federal Grants Available for


Urban Forestry Programs


Carolyn Rish, principal of the,
Port St. Joe Middle School, has -
released the names of those stu-


vs


CASE NO 498-104-CA


JOHN D DAVIS a/ka
ERNESTO MENDEZ.
Defendant
/
S- NOTICE OF SALE
NNitlstel hereby given that pursuant to a
Summary-Final Judgment of Foreclosi-r datid
June 9th. 1998. and eitereddn Civi Case No. 98-
1. 4-CA o the Ccult Cour In and for GullCount.
? whereir. PAUL G FITZGERALD and wile. CHERYL
G FITZGERALD are Plaintiff; and JOHN D DAVIS
a/k/a ERNESTO MENDEZ. Is the Defendant, I will
sell to the hIghest bidder for cash at the front door
of the Gulf County Courthouse In Port St Joe.
Florida. at 1100a.m. EST. onthe30dayofJune.
1998. the following described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment. towui
All of parcel E containing an9 acre more or
less. dec-nbed in ORB 191. Page 367
All of Parcel D containing 0 6 acres, more or
less. de-cnrbed In ORB 62 Page 261
A portion of Parcel A which Is described mn
ORB 62 Page 261. described as follows
Commencing at the Northwest comer of par-
cel A as the point of beginning. thence along
are of North line of parcel A approximately
182 feet: thence South along chain link fence
line approximately 100 feet: thence West
approximately 57 feet. thence South by
Southwest approximately 196 feet to shore-
line of pond. thence Southwest approximate-
ly 69 feet to Southwest corner oi parcel A:
thence North along West line of parcel A
approximately 34 1 feet to point of beginning
Subject to any and all easements located on
said portion of Parcel A containing approxi-
mately 0 6 acres. more or less
Description Parcel D
A portion of Section 10. Township 7 South.
Range 10 West. Gulf County. Florida. being
+ '* more particularly described as follows
Beginning at the Northwest corner of the
Southeast Quarter ISE 1/41 of the Southeast
Quarter ISE 1/4) of said Section 10 thence
along the North line of the Southeast
Quarter (SE 1/41 of the Southeast Quarter
(SE 1/41 of said Section 10. N86 24'45"E.
S 142 I feelto the Point of beginning: thence
continue along said North Line. N66'24'45"E.
195 93 feet: thence S06:59 21-W. 89 07 feet:
thence S67:42 34"E 25323 feet: thence
SI 500'33'W. 16.78 feet: thence
N68:5021-W 264 77 feet to a Point of curva-
ture of a curve concave to the South: thence
Westerly along the arc of said curve. having
a radius of 60 00 feet. a central angle of
43:46 35" an arc length of 45 88 feet. thence
S67'21'04-W 95.66 feet: thence
S55'4740"W. 41 78 feet: thence
NOO28'03W. 15399 leet to the point of
begrinnlng Said lands containing 0 61 acres.
more or less
Description Parcel E
A portion of Section 10. Township 7 South.
Range 10 West. Gulf County. Florida. being
more particularly described as follows-
Commence at the Northwest corner of the
Southeast Quarter ISE I / 4) of the Southeast
Quarter ISE 1141 of said Section 10. thence
6 along the North line of the Southeast
Quarter (SE 1/4) of the Southeast Quarter
(SE 1/4) of said Section 10. N8624'45"E,
338.04 feet to the Point of beginning: thence
continue along said North line, N8624'45"E,
275.00 feet to the approximate centerline of
a drainage ditch, thence along said apptoxi-
mate centerline, S11*00'33"W 210.00 feet;
thence leaving said cenlerline. N674234"W,
265 00 feet: thence NO6'59'21IE, 89.07 feet
to the Point of beginning Said lands con.
taming 0 90 acres, more or less .
DATED this 9 day of June, 1998.
BENNY C. LISTER. Clerk of Court
; By: /a/ Tonya Knox
S' Deputy Clerk.
2tc. June 11 and 18, 1998

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT BAYOU STOR-
AGE INTENDS TO SELL THE PERSONAL PROPER-
TY DESCRIBED BELOW TO ENFORCE LIEN
IMPOSED ON SAID PROPERTY PURSUANT TO
SECTIONS 83.801-83.809, FLORIDA STATUTES..
*THE CONTENTS OF THE UNIT WILL BE SOLD
FOR CASH PLUS A 10% BUYERS PREMIUM AT
;PUBLIC AUCTION BY WADE CLARK., WADE
CLARK AUCTIONS, LICENSES #AB1239/AU1737
OR OTHERWISE DISPOSED OF ON JUNE 27,.
1998, AT 10:00 A.M. (EST) ON THE PREMISES OF
BAYOU STORAGE. 2880 C.R, 30. PORT ST. JOE.
FL., WHERE THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN STORED.
CONTENTS OF STORAGE UNIT # 10
BELONGING TO JEROME BRYANT
,ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD "AS-IS. AND MUST BE
REMOVED AT THE TIME OF SALE.
SALE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION IN THE
EVENT OF SETTLEMENT BETWEEN OWNER AND
OBLIGATED PARTY.
DATED THIS 9th DAY OF JUNE, 1998.
RICHARD L. TODD. OWNER
2tc, June 11 and 18. 1998


some schools, you're given as
many times as you want to get the
answer right. Standards are set
low enough so everyone can meet
them. This, of course, bears not
the slightest resemblance to
anything in the real world, as you-
will find out. (Ahn Ldnders)
JTPA News .
Stephanie Wade and- Tracy.
Bowers, teacher counselors of the
JTPA program currently have 42
students just about ready to place
in the work force. They are learn-
ing job skills and they also
explore career explorations. The
coordinator is Jordan Miles. They:
are conducting classes at WES.
READ


Parents,, I: cannot stress ,it.
enough. Please let your child read
every day this summer. Read to.
thenm and let them read to you:.'


Florida Agriculture Commis-
sioner Bob Crawford announced
last week that $356,322 in feder-
al funds will be available to local
governments, Native-Americari i,
tribal governments, educational .
institutions, and legally organized,
nonprofit (volunteer) organiza-'
tions to develop or enhance urban
and community 'forestry pr&o6
grams.
,The grant funds are part of
the federal government's Urbarti
and Community Forestry
Matching Grant Program. The ,
federal funds will be administered
by the Florida Department of
Agriculture -and Consumer.
Services',; Division of Forestry.
Awards will be' made as 50-50
matching grants (50 percent fed-'
eral. 50 percent applicant) in iv
grant categories: ,
eLocal Government Program"
Development;


Reading is essential in every field. *Demonstration or Site,
Readers become leaders: Specific Projects:


*Nonprofit Administration;
*Information and Education
Projects; and
*Urban., Forestry or
Arboricultural Training.,"
A maximum of $10,000 will
be awarded to successful appli-
cants for tree-planting projects,
and a maximum of $5,000 will be
awarded for information and edu-
cation projects. Nonprofit staffing
grants will be limited to three
years.
Otherwise, the maximum
award Is S25,000 for applicants
who have never received these
grants and 815,000 for previous
urban and community forestry
grant recipients. The closing date
for applying is August 13 at 2:30
p.m.
To request a grant applica-
tion, contact: Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer
Services, Purchasing Office. Mayo
Building, Room SB-8. Tallahas-
see, FL 32399-0800, Telephone
(850) 488-7552.


dents who made the honor roll for-
the final nine weeks grading per-'
od.


AIDS Update


POSITIVE INFORMATION
You've just been for your HIV test results and were told,,
that you were infected with the HIV virus-the virus that causes AIDS.
Go ahead, scream, yell, be mad, be afraid! Now sit down and finish read-
Ing this article. The more you know about living with HfV the better off,
and the less afraid, you will be.
First you must know that you are not alone. There are many. many
people who are infected. You may not realize it because they are healthy,
productive, happy people just like most everyone else.
There are going to be many questions and feelings racing through
your mind upon learning that you are now HIV+. If you are in a rela-
tionship, you may wonder if your partner is also infected and if so. who
infected whom?


The following students made
"All As":
Seventh Grade: Danielle
Barnes, James Daniels, Susan
Ellmer, Colleen Falbe. Patrick
Fitzgerald. Katie Geoghagan. Mar-
garet Gibson, Traci Richardson.
Aaron Watson, and Tyler Wei-
morts. .
Eighth Grade: Lisa Curry.


The following
earned "All As & Bs":


students


Seventh Grade: Chrystal
Dawson. Spencer Foust, Kristen
Garcia, Aaron Hamm, Jolle Ho-
gan, Kayla Jefferson, Carla John-
son, Tessi Layfield. Brandon
Lyles, Adam Nixon, Charles Park-
er. Jennifer Raffeld, Vicki Reed,
Jessica Sherrill, Anna Tanker-
sley. Bryan Thomas, and Ashley
White.


If you do not have a partner, you will wonder where, when and with Eighth Grade: Ashley Bryan,
whom you became infected? You may also think that you will never have Santiel Chambers, John-Patrick
a relationship now that you have the HIV virus. Floyd. Rachel Geoghagan, Steph.
Consider how -it must-feel.-beginning-a.new,relationship.and having'. ane Gibson, Chad Haddock,
to tell someoeyou- y sau.,forey, ou et io involvqd.. o _-y ev.n" Crystal Houde, 'Maclain Howse,
', 0e tokfll f ow- gto be gae( etoue ius7 ..q -,,1 Melanie Jones.- David-Mathews.-
So. n Carla Money, Erain Phllps, Eri
All of these questions become easier to answer with the knowledge ka Phillips, Brittany Reeves, Aa-
you will gain about your condition. You will be faced with a challenge like ron Richards, Joe Robinson.
nothing you've faced before. Joanna Watkins, and Heldl Wells.
You may hear things from your friends like, "Will I get sick if I eat
peanuts from the same snack dish?" and "I shook hands with you before
I knew about you! Am I infected, too?"
Remarks like these will make you mad, then they will make you
laugh. The ignorance about HIV is overwhelming and it will be up to you
to help educate those around you. The more people know about HIV the
less they are afraid. r y A T d
It's a good idea to get into a positive support group to be with others
who have experienced the feelings that you are having. BASIC hosts sev-
eral such groups in this area. There is also a support group for your fam-
ily and friends. They, too, will need to know how to deal with their feel-
ings so they can be supportive of you.
The news of your health status should be regarded as a wake-up
call. Now. more than ever, you need to take good care of yourself and
start doing all the things your mother told you to do like eat healthy
foods, exercise regularly, get more rest, and really, really try to stay away
from drugs and alcohol.
It Is not uncommon for people to 'be HIV+ for many years and not
become sick. Remember, you are LIVING, not dying, with HIV.
In the next BASIC article, you will learn what happens to your body
when you become infected, how you decide upon therapies, and what to
expect during treatment.
IF YOU. OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW, IS H.IV+ BASIC CAN HELP. FOR
MORE INFORMATION .ON HIIV/AIDS, SUPPORT GROUPS OR TO HAVE AN
HIV TEST, CALL BASIC AT 785-1088. .


I


LA "X I


1805,Marvin Avenue

BEDROOMS: 4 156' 150'

BATHS: 2
FEATURES: large family room with fireplace,
dining room with bay window, nice kitchen
with breakfast area, den, screened porch, 18.00'
sf, central heat/air.
PRICE: $89,700


REALTY INC.


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227-1450


PORT ST. JOE


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Gulf County Planning and Development Review
Board will meet Monday, June 15, 1998 at 10:00 a.m.,
E.D.T., in the Gulf County Commission Meeting Room at
the Gulf County Courthouse to discuss and possibly act
upon the following:
1) Approve Minutes May 19, 1998
2) Final Plat Approval Surfside Estates Phase II
The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on
these matters. Information prior to the meeting can be
obtained from the Planning/Building Department/Chief
Administrator's Office, (850) 229-6111.
cli, June I1 1998




Fantasy e

SProperties, Inc.
1200 U.S. H\w. 98 2221 CR-30
Medxco Beach. FL 32410 Simmons Bavou on St. Joe Bay|


850.648-5146
1.800.458.7478


850.227.2511
or 888.458.7470


NEW LISTINGS:
GULF FRONT, 8247 Hwy. 98, Gulfaire townhomes.
Nice 3 bedroom, 2.5 ba. townhome, furnished; ch/a, all appli-
ances, total electric. Comfortable year-round living. Is now on
rental program. Excellent investment. $225,000.

/ WANTED Long Term Rentals -
demand exceeding supply. Mexico Beach -
Cape San Bias Indian Pass. Call
1.800.458.7478


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OPEN HOUSE
JUNE 14, from 1 4p.m. CST
2701 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, zoned
tourist/commercial. -Highway frontage
and on beachside corner lot.
Newly renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick home,
fireplace, screen porch. Ellen Allemore, Sales Agent

JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor -' *-- m
ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor OQ
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The Star Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. June 11, 1998 Page Seven


[.] ~IIGARAGE SALE-7 g


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


Apartments and Homes for Rent: One
to 3 bedroom apartments,, duplexes,
and homes for rent.in Mexico Beach.,
Furnished and unfurnished. Call
ParkeiRealty at. 850-648-5777 for more
information. tfc 6/4


MOVING SALE: 201 3rd St.,
Mexico Beach, Friday, 12:
noon to 7, Sat., 8 to 6.'

HEL W gAANTEDh


HEL W gA NTED i:1


Gulf, Coast Community College, is,
seeking applicants for the following
positions:
Administrative Secretary,. Gulf I
Franklin Center -. Secretarial and ,cler-
ical tasks relating to the support of
JTPA and WAGES 'programs ino Franklin
andIGulf'counties. High school diploma
or equivalency. Good communication
anf' grammar skills. Good customer;
kill- ^, r1..11 i '. Co,*a o f tm&.zkirlils


The Washington Improvement Group.
Resumes. are being accepted to fill an
Administrative Assistant Position with
the Washington Improvement Group.
The .position requires knowledge of
Word' Perfect, Print Shop and
Quicken/Quick Books; The position
requires excellent communication,'.and
organizational skills. This is a part-time
position that is, grant funded with no
guarantee'of continued.flnding beyond
December 1999. Specific position'infor-.
matflon may be obtained from the


Cottage cleaners, immediate need.
Saturday, 227-3730. 3tc 6/11
Immediate opening for receptionist in
fast-paced physician's office. Computer
and phone skills required. Experience
preferred. Looking for self-motivated,.
reliable person who enjoys working with
people. Please call 229-8010. 2tc 6/11


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Storage

Units

229-6200

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

/'HH f T


Garage- Sale: 1018 :Marvin, Ave.,
Saturday morning, June 13, 8:00 a.m. -
noon.
Multi-family yard sale: Sat:, June -13, 8
a.m. 1' p.m. 208'8thSt. Port St.'Joe.
Furniturehousehold items, ien's,
women's, kids' clothes. Bikes, 'large and
small toys, lots of misc., look for neon
signs.y., ...,tp
Yard Sale: Sat.; June 13,' 8:00 till'1:00,.
EST. 121 Magellan St., St. Joe Beach.
Dark pine bedroom set & other misc.
household items. 'ltp 6/11
Carport Sale: 2 families, Sat., June 1-3,
9-1, 113 Monica Dr. Pedal car, Little
Tykes big truck, mate's bed and mat-
tress, video games, tapes, misc. Items.
Garage Sale: 475 Angel Fish St., HV,
complete set of kitchen cabinets,
antique sewing cabinet, Jenny'Lind crib
w/mattress, baby clothes, video tapes,
word processor, dryer, clothes of all
sizes, swing set, dishes & toys,
Saturday. 8 a.m. until.


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* Flea Controli :' : Condoniniums 706First Steet
* Household Pest Contrdio *ew Treatment/ PhOne 227-2112
.*Real Estate (WDO) Reports 'Construction Sites MINI-STOR \
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Page Eight The Star Port St. Joe. FL *


Bridal gown, size 6-8. Excellent condi-
tion. 227-1425. Itp

Weight bench with bar and weights,
$200; ,health walker $100; daybed
frame $30. 648-4159. 3tp 6/11

Bear Bay Hunting Club, now accepting
new memberships. Borders along
Tyndall Air Force fence line and East
Bay. Membership fees only S375 at pre-
sent. For more Information call 648-
5874. Limited Time memberships. Itp

Two large size recliners by Montgomery
Ward. Dark blue, good condition, $125
-. for both. 647-8126. ltp

18' fully enclosed car hauler trailer.
Drive on rear door, electric brakes, elec-
tric wench, can be used as a construc-
tion trailer, new tires, $4,000. After 5,
227-1822. 4tc 6/11

Twlln size white captain's bed;. new,
$150. 229-8744. ltc 6/11

Hide-a-bed 3-cushion sofa. beige tone.
$50. Call 229-6097. I tc 6/11

Steel Buildings. Factory Sale on Select
Sizes. The Ultimate Garages/Work-
shops. Savings like never before on
20.x24, 25x26, 30x40. 40x68. Call at
Oncel 1-800-341-7007. 2tp 6/1 1

Steel buildings, new. must sell.
30x40x12 was $10,200 now 86.990:
40x60x14 was $16.400 now S9.990:
50xlOOxi6 was S27.590 now S18,990;
60x200xi6 was $58,760 now $39.990.
1-800-406-5126. Itp

Refrigerator with Icemaker, gas stove.
mobile home 2 bdrm.. all for 8600. 648-
8334. 2tc 6/4

Brand new, West Bend 23-pc set water-
less cookware with liquid core skillet.
S:- Cost 82,300. will sell for S1.100 firm.
227- 1392. 2tc 6/4

Fax machine, S100: word processor
875. Call Bill Cranford, 648-4156.
4tc 6/4


1985 mobile home 14'x58'. 2 bdr.. 1 1/2
bath, cent. air, new plumbing, exc.
floors, custom cabinets. $7,500. 827-
2885. 2tD 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.
tifc 6/4

LAWN CARE, general mainte-
nance & repair. Call 647-9214.
Ufc 6/4

Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church. Hwy. 71. Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday and
Thursday at 7:00.


STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
UC eER0013168 INSURED
647-8081
ALAN STRICKLAND



STUMP GRINDING

Average Stump $ 10.00
1-800-628-8733
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.


One Story & Clark piano, a contempo-
rary console, like new, 37.5" high, $895.
You move. Call 227-2019. tfc 5/21

14'x70' mobile home w/addition. Must,
move. 639-2344. tfc 6/4

Day lilies, all colors, red, cream, laven-
der, pink, salmon, gold and peach. Jean
Stebel, 6760 Hwy. 71, White City. 827-
1304. tfc 6/4

TOPSOIL DRIVEWAY SHELL
MUSHROOM COMPOST
BARFIELD'S, 229-2727







FREE kittens, eight weeks old. Call 647-
3219. 2tc 6/4

AKC registered Shih-tzu puppies, born.
April 19. 1998. 3 females, S400 ea.: 2
males, S375 ea. Call 229-2633, If not
home. leave message 4tp 5/2 1

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1/2 acre lots on

paved county road,

septic tanks, wells,

natural gas, ready

to move onto.

$16,000. Owner

financing with 10%

down. Call Billy

Carr, 227-2020,
647-3381.


ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Saturday 8:00 p.m. ET
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
AL-ANON Thurs.. 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church. PSJ

PRECISION CARPENTRY
Remodeling, Renovation Home
Maintenance & Repair Interior &
Exterior Painting Marine Construction
25 years experience
227-7388
c1k 5/28


BOB'S PAINT &

BODY SHOP
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
MV02522
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. a Phone 227-7229


Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
Fine carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fences
Insured License #RR0067190


Business and Personal Payroll Preparation

Fina'ncial-and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service


FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (850) 229-9292 R O0. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 'Port St. Joe, FL 32457



P e Heating & Cooling
LICENSED INSURED SALES AND SERVICE
A/C Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
Stale Lic FRA0066486 229-COOL


S Office: 850-229-6018
^ FAX: 850.229-8976


C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.

Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-O-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand

Complete septic Service!


Installation Pump-Out Repair


5 acres on Sunshine Road, $12,9,9. GULF VIEW Large mobile home lot In
648-4159. 3tp 6/1:1 restricted subdivision. High elevation,
paved streets, city water & chain link
Pretty lot in Gulfaire Sub. Approx., f nce on boundaries. Located on Auger
63x126x80x138. Subdivision offers pri- Ave. and Sunray Court. Beacon Hill,
vate water/sewer system, pool and ten- S35.000. Call Parker Realty of Mexco
nis courts. 829..900. Call Hannol1 Beach. Inc. for further info. 850-648-
Realtv. Inc.. 227-1450. Itc 6/lt, 5777. tfc 4/30


1.66 acerlot in White City, south side of
ballpark. Water hooked up. SI 1.000,
will finance to local person with good
credit with 100% down and S150 per,
month at 7%h Interest. Call Viec Burke.
639-3977. 4tp 6/4

Never flooded brick house, 1992 sq. ft..
2 large bedrooms. 2 full baths. great
rm., cathedral ceilings. 1.100 sq. ft..
fireplace, new cen. heat/air unit,'
attached carport, 20x40 Inground pool.
nice storage bldg., fenced backyard,
approx. I block from Dead Lakes on
Our Town Road. S85.000 firm. Call '
639-2765. 4tc 6/4

'94 Cavalier 14'x80'. 2 bdrm. 2 ba..
storm windows, shingled roof, ch/a,
built In entertainment, Ig. storage shed.
I acre. Wewa, S41,000. Will sell home
by itself also and move. 639-4657.
2tc 6/4.

Beautiful wooded acre, restricted subdi- *
vision. Whispering Pines In..
Wewahltchka. 639-3737 or 639-3410.
813.000. tfc 5/28


Six acres In Wewa on Hwy. 71. two
miles north of town. S40.000. 639-2268
or 747-9496. 4tc 5/28

Restaurant/fully equipped, commercial
building in Wewahltchka. Seats 60.
Excellent condition. 639-2268 or 747-
9496. 4tc 5/28

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. tce 6/4

246 Pompano St., Highland View.
Nice home on 2 lots. 3 large bedrooms.
completely remodeled, -lew of bay, no
down payment, low monthly payments:
Call Joan at Crystal Sands Realty,
Mexico Beach. 648-4400. tfc 6/4


Alcoholics Anonymous, Surfside"
Serenity Group, meets Mon., Wed. Fri.,
at 7:30 p.m. CST at 1st United
Methodist Church, 22nd St., Mexico
Beach. Women's open AA meeting. 12
noon CST Thursdays.


1/2 acre lots. 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekvlew Subd.,; with septic.
tank & well. S2.500 down. 8132.16 mo.
Call George. 229-6031. tfc,6/4

A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75'xl50 lot In quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
S55.000. Call 647-3292. tic 6/4

Nice 2 bedroom mobile home, fenced
corner lot. low down payment.
Owner/agent. 825.000. 647-9358..
LUc 6/4

For sale by owner: two story new home. :
2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm.. 2 1.2 bath. mas-
ter bdrm.. 22'x16' with garden tub.
sunken den w/fireplace and home the-
atre system with surround sound. Front
and rear porch. 12'x16' until. shed. By
appt. only. 101 Yaupon, 229-64 1 I.
tfc 6/4

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. 1
1/2 lots, nice neighborhood. 4 bed-
rooms. 2.5 baths, family room, sun
room. Formal Ilving & 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.
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Wanted: Used furniture for a four bed-
room house. Call 647-9214. 2tp 6/4

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SURPLUS BUSES
The Gulf County School Board will sell at Public
Aucut.n on June 16. 1998 at 10:30 AM. 7 BB &
Thormras School Buses. Auction location: 4030 Polk
Bus Road, Lakes Wales. I 10" Buers Premium
For further information or brochure c.-.nt3ct Golden
Gavel Auctioneers AB500 AU800 (813) 621-0045.
This will be a video auction. The vehicles are located
at the Pan Srt ..Le Bus Barn. Tne vehicle,, min be
Inspeited -Jne 8 11. 1998 from 8:00 AM to 4:00PM,'
EDT. For inspection information, contact Clenton
Brownell, (850) 227-1204 or S. M. Eubanks. (850)
229-6940.
2tc June 4 and 11, 1998
IN IH-IE CiRCUir COLRr FOURTEENTH
JLIDICLL CiRCtUIT Of THE STATC OF FLORIDA. IN
rFOR GULF COUN-1TY'
TYNDALL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION.
c/o Shelley L. Griffin. Esquire
P. 0. Box 59760
Panama City. FL 32412-0760
Phlintiff.
vs. C_..e Number 961O01 CA
TONYAG S FOLLARD.
A/K/A'TONtA GAIL SLAUGHTER POLLARD.
P. 0. Box 848
Wewahltchka, Florida 32465,
Defendan ,
Q.TICE OF SALE
NOnTCE IS HEREBY GI.TN that the Linder.
signed. Clerk of the Circuitll Cun of Gulf County
Florida pursuant to the Final Judgment of mortgage
loreclo.ure entered in this Cau.e ill sell at tihe Nnrth
Docr of ithe Calf County Courthou.e in Porn St Joe.
Florida at I l 0 am tsr on the 18th da\ of June.
1996. thefl Iloag nde.crnbed real property lying and
Dating in Gulf County Flonda. to-ait
DESCRIPPTION-
SEE ATTACHED E."-HIBiT 'A'
THiS NOTICE djted hl i 13 day of May. 1998
BErNY C LISTER. CLERK
Gulf C,:.uny Circui Court
B, s T Kno\
Depurt Clerk
EXHIBIT A
The following decrinbd real property. situ.te Ning
and being in the Counn .f Gulf State .f Florida.
more p ari'uljlvr decnb.:d a- I'oflloas
Beginning at 3 4" square concrete monument mark.
Ing the Sc.-uthaet Comer o:f Southern Homes Uit
One according to the Official Plat thereof recorded in
Plate Book 3. Page 14. in the Puhlic Records of Gulf
Counts Florida and thence go So8 4072201 .along
the North R W line of Fie.l Arerue 150 oot wide R\VI
for a distance of ?1Q 63 feet toa nail and disc: marked
R L S No 411 II on the Easterly R.'W line of State
Road No 71 thence ) NCOOOOOO'E along me
EasteIy R/W line oa State Rc.ad No 71 ioradiistance
of 164 41 feet to an iron rod and cap marked LSS
No 4889 thence departing said R.W line go
N88'460-l E for a dl Iance of 219 62 feel to an Iron
rod and cap marked L S S No 4889 on the Westerly
boundary of a Southern Homnle Linit One thence go
S00'0000" along said Westerlv boundary for a ,i6.
lance of 164 50 fe t to the P.-mt of Beginrang
2tc. June 4 and 1. 1998

BID NO. 9798-15
DENTAL INSURANCE
GULF COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
1000 5TB STREET
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456
(850) 229-6106 FAX (850) 229-9252
The Gulf Cr.itn B.:.ard of Co'.nur Commissioners i;
requetiUng bids -..n the foll,:.ing Dential Insurance
for Gulf County employees. employee's spouse.
children) and!/r family
The County ha- 128 emplriees: the folloqung are the
number of emplc eeso elecuting dental coverage rum.
ber of empl-iee- elecuting Employee coverage I1 45.
Emploee I i 33 Emploee 2 Is 8 Employee and
Fanrrly I 224 IR-Rently the county' agreco to provide
dental cc -erge to all bargairiam unit employees the
number of ermployees who iill elecl coverage for their
fa[nille, I, sundeltermnedm)
BIds h.,.uld b,: subiruiled on policies and options
%hlch include a minimrnm of the flloing pronsions
II Geir.ra .Up to S 1.000 00 per person per
\eau )500)0. deductible for Basic and major
seri.e-: No: Aiiung penods
21 FPr-,niiuc ..sricSe; 100% payment with
no Jiductuble
3) aL..ir ;n'icre- 81i). of payment
4)1 Mio.I i. ,'r ce i -- ryc. ol pa rinenit
51 Oi- '.odnu, BeneflIit
Please feel irtr to submit bids on other
pohlicie',opluon- ilch rcxceei the above listed provi-
sions Alo. plers' include -a dale ht.n service can
begin. Bid,. ail be receded until 5 00 o clock, p m
E DT. Tuesday. June 23 19'9. at the Office oi the
Clerk of Circuit C..urt Gulf County C.:.urhouse.
1000 Fifth Street. Port St Joe. Florida 32456
If you need any additional miormaution. please con-
tact Donald Budler Chief Administrator 18501 229-
6111. ,
Please indicate on the envelope that ths is a SEALED
BID, the BID NUMBER. and what the BID is for
The Board reerns the right to reject aLny and all
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GULF COUN-T FLORIDA
/s/ Warrei J. Yeager, Jr., Chairman
2tc. June 4 and 11. 1998

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GiVEN that John G Fadio the
holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed sald
certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of Issuance, the descrip-
uon ol the property and the names in which It was
assessed are as l-:.ll.c-
Ceruncate No 1S9 Application No. 98-5
Year of Issuance: 1991 RE. No. 01784-000R
Description of Property:
Commencing at Northeast Corner of Northwest
Quarter olr NorthEvsi Quarter of Section 23.
Township 4 ISuth. Range 10 West, thence run West
330 feet. thence run South on the West line of the
East Half of East Half of Northwest Quarter of
Northwest Quarter of said Section 23. to the South
side of Panama City Wewahitchka old road for a
Point of Beginning; thence run South 250 feet; thence
run West 75 feet; thence run North to said South side
of said public road; thence run In a Southeasterly
direction on the South side'of said public road to
Point of Beginning In said Northwest Quarter of
Northwest Quarter of Section 23. Township 4 South,
Range 10 West. Gulf County, Florida.
Name in which assessed: Valerie Myers, CalUe
Small & Rosle Marie Riley.
All of said property being In the Gulf County, State of
Florida.
unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate will
be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the
Gulf County Courthouse at 11:00 A.M.. E.S.T., on
Wednesday. the 15th day of July 1998. Dated this
5th day of June, 1998
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
BY: /s/Rebecca L. Norris, Deputy Clerk
4tc, June 11, 18, 25 and July 2. 1998
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE DIVISION
DONIE PITrS. FILE NO: #98-37-CP
Deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of DONIE
PITS, deceased. File Number 98-37-CP. Is pending
In the Circuit Court for Gulf County. Florida. Probate
Division, the address of which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street.. Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. The names and addresses of the Personal
Representatives and the Personal Representative's
attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:


All persons on whom this notice is served who
have 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 ot.bJecu,:u..ns vith this Court WITHIN THE LAtER
OF THREE 131 MOITH- AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(JO) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A.
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having d claims or demands against decedent's estate
o:n ahom a .:opv of this nouce is served within three
131 months after the date of the llrst publlcauon If
this r nouce must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (31 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY 1301 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SER.1CE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM
All other creditors of the decedent and persons
haninr claims or demands against the decedent';
estate must file their claims wtlh this Court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of flrst publication of this Nouce is
June II 1998
Atorne, Ior Personal Representauve:
Charles Co-un
Post Ofllice Box 98
Pon Si Joe FL 324 57 .
Ttlepcphne 18301 227.1159
flonda Bar No 699070
Fer_,n.nd R-preentauties .
Eunice Patricia Manuel
P. O.Box711
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
DometJ Nicholz Pills
P 0 Box 7301
Vero Beach. FL 32961
Susan Carol Sours
P 0 Box 1217
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
2,c. June I 1 and 18. 1998

2nd PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
REGARDING CDBG APPLICATION
The. City of Wewahitchka Is applying to the
Florida Department 01ol Communimt Afiais (DCA) for a
grant Liunder the Hourmg category in the amount of
S5511000 under the Small Cities Community
Development Block Grant ICDBG) Program For each
acuMni that Is proposed. at least 70 percent of the
funds must benefit low and moderate income per-
sons The acutlies. dollar amicunts and erstlmated
percentage benellf to I O and moderate income per-
sons for which the City of Wewahitchka is applying
are:
Hou-ino as-isiance will be priouded to low-
income famil-l, on a cir -aide basis
AC-iVNTI DOLLAR AMOUNTS 'i- BENEFIT TO
LMI PERSONS
Hou:Lnj
Rehabilitation.
Dem.ihUon and
Rephcement S4-47.500 100
Temporary
Relocauon S20.000 100
Admmnisurauon S82.500
The City of Wewtahitchka plans to mirumiae dis-
placement of persons as a result of planned CDBG
funded actlties In the folloaming manner No Invol-
unlbry displacement -il occur due to these activi.
tie; HoI.,er the City has a displacement plan to
assist residents participating in the housing asss.-
tance pro3ramn should the need anse regarding vol-
untary displacement
A public heanng to provide citizens an oppor-
tunit' to comment on the applicatoron ill held at
Wewahitchka City Hall on Monday. June 22.
1998. A draft copy of parts of the application will be
available for review at that Lime A final copy of the
application will be made available at Wesiahitchka
City Hall on Monday through Friday during normal
business hour_ no more than five days after June 30.
1998 The application will be submitted to DCA on or
before June 30. 1996 To obtain additional Informa
tion concerning the application and the public hear-
ing contact City Clerk Pam Harden. Wewahitchka
Cur Hall. 117 East Second St. P 0 Box 966.
Wea-ahtchka. Florida 32465
The public hearing will be conducted In a
handicapped accessible location Non English speak-
ing deal or visuaJll, Impaired persons needing an
interpreter or a' ny handicapped person requiring spe-
cial accc.-rrn-iodaton should contact Ciy Clerk Pam
Harden at (850) 639-2605 (TDD same) at least five
calendar dac. pnor to the meeting
Pursuant to Secuon 102 of the HULID Reform
Act of 1989 the folloswr.g disclosures will be sub
mined to DCA with the applicaUon The disclosures
alll be made scailable roy the City of Wewahltchka
and DCA for public in;pecuon upon request These
dlsclo.iures -ill be available on and after the date of
.ub m Iion of this applicauon and shall continue to
be a3-rlable for a minimum period of five years. ,
1I Other government (federal, state and local)
assistance to the project In the form of a gift.
grant loan guarantee. insurance payment-
rebate subsidy credit. tax benellL or any
other form of direct or indirect benefit by
S source and amount;, .:
2. The Identities and pecuniary Interests of all
developers, contractors or consultants
involved in the application for assistance or
In the planning or development of the project
or activity:
3. The Identities and pecuniary Interests of any
other persons with a pecuniary Interest in
the project that can reasonably be expected
to exceed $50.000 or 10 percent of the grant
request (whichever Is lower);
4. For those developers, contractors, consul-
tants, property owners, or others listed in (2)
or three (3) above which are corporations, or
other entities, the Identification and pecu-
Sniary interests by corporation or entity of
each officer, director, principal stockholder,
or other official of the entity;,
5 The expected sources of all funds to be pro-
vided to the project by each of the providers
of those funds and the amount provided:; and
6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and
amount.
The City of Wewahitchka Is a fair housing.
equal opportunity and handicapped responsive
jurisdiction.
Itc. June 11. 1998

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9798-16
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will
receive sealed bids from any qualified person, com-
pany or corporation Interested In constructing the
following project:
CAPE PALMS PARK PHASE II
Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-
Rish. Inc.. 402 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe. Florida,
32456. (850) 227-7200. The bid must conform to
Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public entity
crimes.
Major project elements include Landscaping. Timber
Boardwalk, and Parking & Roadway Improvements.
Completion date for this project will be 90 days from
the date of theNotice to Proceed presented to the
successful bidder.
Liquidated damages for failure to complete the pro-
ject on the specified date will be set at $100.00 per'
day.
Please Indicate on the envelope that this is a bid. the
bid number and what the bid is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m., E.D.T., July 14,
1998, at the Gulf County Clerk of Court. Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. and will be opened July 14, 1998 at 6:00
p.m.; E.D.T. The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and
all bids. .)
Plans and specifications can jx examined at the fol-
lowing locations:
F. W. Dodge, 1311 Executive Center Drive, Suite
108. Tallahassee. FL 32301-1331. (850) 877-6987.
F. W. Dodge, 201 South *" Street. Pensacola. FL
32350 (8501 433-3597.
Construction Market Data, 2050 Art Museum
Drive, Ste. 106. Jacksonville, FL 32207 (904) 396-
4048.
Cost of Plans and Specifications will be $50.00 per
set and Is non-refundable. Checks should be made
payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.
/s/ Warren J. Yeager, Jr., Chairman


2tc. June I I and 18. 1998


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